South African Rugby

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Too many guinness the night before

South Africa stuttered to a narrow 18-3 win over Irish provincial team Connacht.

The Springboks laboured against the weakest of the four Irish teams who won only four games from 20 in last season's Irish League.

The sole score of the first-half came Butch James playing in the centre to accommodate Ruan Pienaar at flyhalf, fired over a penalty from in front of the posts.

South African wing Ashwin Willemse then crossed for a try four minutes into the second half, during which both sides made a raft of replacements.

Replacement No 8 Jacques Cronje scored South Africa's second try, and Butch James this time made no mistake with a conversion.

South Africa will now face Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday in their final warm-up game before their opening World Cup clash on September 9 against the bruiser Samoans.
Jack white mentioned that his team struggled to get momentum going and when they did, they failed to finish off their attacks.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Kiwi New Haka

classic video ,bring on the world cup

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Boks playing abroad will not be selected

The President's Council of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) has made an about turn and placed a ban on players taking up contracts abroad. They will no longer be considered for national selection. considering most of our top players will be playing for teams in europe what a bunch of muppets.

It is not the first time that the muppet gang has made uturns on policy ,they have made it clear that players will have to choose between contracts abroad and playing for the Springboks.

"The [President's] Council has made a decision that those [players] who play overseas and don't return to South Africa to play provincial rugby will in future not be eligible to be selected to play for South Africa," SARU CEO Johan Prinsloo said on Thursday.

"This is obviously a major shift, but we made the call.

"They must come back and first play Currie Cup rugby before they can be chosen again. The Council made this decision in the interests of South African rugby," he added.

The latest player to confirm his departure is Western Province flyer Brent Russell, who has signed with english club Saracens.

Other departing players include

Gary Botha (Harlequins)
Percy Montgomery (Perpignan)
Butch James (Bath)
Marius Joubert (Clermont)
Ashwin Willemse (Perpignan)
De Wet Barry (Harlequins)
Victor Matfield (Toulon)
John Smit (Clermont)
Gerrie Britz (Perpignan)
Bobby Skinstad (Perpignan)
Joe van Niekerk (Northampton Saints)
Lawrence Sephaka (Toulon).

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