Racism and rugby

January 17, 2013 22
Quite powerful isn't it?  I also thought so when I was asked to write about it. About two months ago I was asked if I would be interested to write an article for a sports magazine on a very controversial subject in SA Rugby, racism. I did not even give it a second thought at…

Are refs just making stuff up?

January 4, 2013 9
It has long been suspected that referees are guessing when it comes to calls at scrum or ruck time, but blatantly making laws up as they go along? Given that I write quite a bit on the game of rugby I make a conscious effort every single year to brush up on the laws of…

Kaizer Chiefs registers a rugby team

October 29, 2012 2
Yes folks, you heard right, football giant Kaizer Chiefs has registered a rugby team to participate in a tournament in George over December. Both mainstream sporting codes in South Africa will be on show together for the first time, when a rugby team wearing the kit of South African soccer giants Kaizer Chiefs participates in…

The schoolboy dilemma

July 16, 2012 8
SA Rugby recently published new rules with regards to the contracting and scouting of schoolboys in South Africa, basically drawing a line in the sand and warning unions not to step over it – but should there even be a line in the first place? The issue surrounding scouting and contracting of schoolboys is not…

SH Form XV

June 11, 2012 37
I thought I’d give this ‘team of the week’ thing a go, not so much to tell you who I thought stood out on the weekend, but to actually try and figure out how many will agree with me! Okay so here it is, I pick my form XV from all three major Southern Hemisphere…

White ‘open’ to England job

November 27, 2011 6
Jake White, who coached South Africa to 2007 World Cup success, dropped a hint on Sunday that he would welcome an approach to succeed Martin Johnson as England coach. Sport24 The Rugby Football Union are searching for a successor to Johnson, who stepped down 11 days ago in response to England's dismal 2011 World Cup…

The Culinary Currie Cup

April 7, 2011 141
Seeing as most of you are more than content with the sheer boredom being dished up mainly by South African teams in their quest to “not lose”, let me change the subject to something a bit more spicy. Article by Brenden Last night I made what must rank as the 4th best Bunny Chow EVER…

A toast to the loser in all of us!

March 30, 2011 14
Recently I found myself at a cross-road.  For years I have made a mockery of the ‘entitlement’ sports fans believed they had over teams and players, only for myself to start believing the same thing... I found three distinct groups when it comes to sport.  Those who play the game, those who write or comment…