Posts Tagged ‘ Springbok Rugby ’

Execution over innovation

November 16, 2012
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Execution over innovation

It is a term one of the most successful coaches of Springbok rugby used on the magazine show Boots & All last night to describe Heyneke Meyer and our current Springbok playing style.
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Imagine if…

November 7, 2012
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Imagine if…

All the excitement from the elections in the United States seems have many South Africans reflecting and saying things like; ‘Imagine if South Africa…’
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In the Hotseat – Heyneke Meyer from Durban

June 8, 2012
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In the Hotseat – Heyneke Meyer from Durban

Heyneke Meyer took some time off from preparing the Boks for the first Test against England to answer your questions sent in to him by readers of BOKzine. June 07, 2012 Heyneke Meyer took some time off from preparing the Boks for the first Test against England to answer your questions sent in to...
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Farewell, legends…

October 25, 2011
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Farewell, legends…

The South African Rugby Union paid tribute to Springbok captain John Smit and vice-captain Victor Matfield today, following their retirement from international rugby.
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Do the right thing SARU

September 28, 2011
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Do the right thing SARU

The Springboks might find themselves in the middle of a Rugby World Cup, but both supporters and experts alike have started to speculate on who should take charge of the Springboks in 2012.
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Boks name most experienced team ever

September 8, 2011
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Boks name most experienced team ever

The Springboks on Friday named the most experienced team in their history for the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2011 against Wales in Wellington on Sunday.
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Posted in Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 40 Comments »

Pride and prejudice

August 1, 2011
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Pride and prejudice

Similar to the Jane Austen classic, South African Rugby is a mixture of misplaced pride, shady characters with delusions of grandeur and the inability to focus on the obvious, all of which leads to the degradation and ultimate destruction of that which really matters.
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Hospital job will lead to Bok trauma

November 24, 2010
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The Grand Slam dream is over.  The one thing that could have redeemed the Boks and its management came to an embarrassing end on Saturday as the Springboks went down to the Scots, and as my three-year old would say; ‘Now what now?”
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Not worth the gamble

November 17, 2010
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Since reading most opinions on news websites and the mainstream media I cannot get that irritating tune of Kenny Rogers called The Gambler out of my head.
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks | 43 Comments »

Fetchers, can you eat it?

November 15, 2010
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It is strangely tempting, just for the moment, to suggest that Jake White was right after all … maybe fetchers are indeed best employed at plucking beers out of the fridge.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 4 Comments »

Jean is a starter

November 5, 2010
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Centre Jean de Villiers will win his 64 cap for South Africa on Saturday after passing a late fitness test in Dublin on Friday morning.
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Irish test factfile

November 5, 2010
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Here are some interesting facts about this weekend’s test, and the history between the two countries.
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Cash, quotas ruining rugby

October 8, 2010
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Money for rugby development should rather be spent at schools level and teams at senior level should be picked on merit.
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Posted in General Discussions | 11 Comments »

Innovative thinking can avoid Bok crisis

September 30, 2010
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Is Bok rugby heading towards a crisis?  Well given that De Villiers is seemingly scrambling to get experts on-board and all of them are turning him down, it seems we are getting pretty close.
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 63 Comments »

Anyone out there?

September 30, 2010
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JJ Harmse in his Sport24 column looks at the dire situation Peter de Villiers and Springbok rugby find themselves in.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Springboks | 29 Comments »

De Villiers keeps his job

September 27, 2010
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Although full details of the meeting between SA Rugby and Peter de Villiers will only be announced tomorrow, it seems clear De Villiers’ job is safe.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, Springboks | 19 Comments »

Two players, one mind

September 27, 2010
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Two players, one mind

Who would be South Africa’s best 9/10 combination ever?
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Metro was advised of change of visit

September 25, 2010
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SA Rugby has advised all European Clubs who were scheduled for visits from Springbok management of a change of plans.
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Don’t let Jantjies become another statistic

September 17, 2010
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Respected rugby scribe, Dan Retief, has a word of caution for those who want to elevate the Lions flyhalf sensation, Elton Jantjies to Springbok honors too soon.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 18 Comments »

Get the experts involved!

September 8, 2010
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What would you do if you have a double Rugby World Cup medal winner at your disposal?
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks | 27 Comments »

Nothing that can’t be fixed

September 7, 2010
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How does a team that came of such a high in 2009 hit such a low in 2010, more importantly, can it be fixed?
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks | 43 Comments »

Bok season review later this month

September 6, 2010
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The annual review of the Springboks’ performance in the Vodacom Tri-Nations will be scheduled as per normal with Springbok coach Peter de Villiers for later this month. The review will include all aspects of Springbok performance.
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Born to lead

August 20, 2010
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Browsing the internet I could not find a better piece than the one Paul Dobson did to pay tribute to the most successful captain Springbok rugby has ever seen, John Smit.
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The Steyn situation – PDV is not the bad guy

August 13, 2010
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In his latest newsletter Mark Keohane, a sports journalist who at one stage was part of the Springbok setup under Rudolps Straeuli believes the current situation surrounding Frans Steyn can only be resolved by one person, Frans Steyn.
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Posted in Expert Opinion | 97 Comments »

From the coach’s desk

August 3, 2010
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There was a big postbag for Springbok coach Peter de Villiers with some tough questions from supporters this week.
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Posted in Springboks | 22 Comments »

Captain Luke Watson

August 3, 2010
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Former Springbok loose forward Luke Watson has been named as the new captain of Bath rugby club.
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Posted in Rugby Personalities | 20 Comments »

Remember the Titan

July 13, 2010
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The more I think about it, the more I believe that it is one of Springbok rugby’s greatest injustices that a man and player of this calibre had to wait so long to reach such an important milestone in his rugby career.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Personalities, Springboks | 75 Comments »

All Blacks haunted by ghost of Steyn

June 28, 2010
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It’s time for the All Blacks to start having nightmares about Morné Steyn again after he succeeded with all seven his kicks at goal in Saturday’s 55-11 win over Italy by the Springboks.
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