South African Rugby

Friday, June 01, 2007

Loftus build up

I am really going to enjoy the match on Saturday, strange how all rugby playing nations all like to beat England .Having to watch South Africa’s over the past couple of years has been quite painful at times.

England has to put a brave face on and maybe they can put this bug behind them but with South Africa not playing as a team for six months and the SA public enjoying the Super 14 and build up to the world cup.I wonder what the score will be, I am hoping for a 50 point gap to the Springboks which would be awesome.

Team information:

South Africa:

P Montgomery (Sharks); A Ndungane (Bulls), W Olivier (Bulls), J de Villiers (Stormers), B Habana (Bulls); B James (Sharks), R Januarie (Lions); G Steenkamp (Bulls), J Smit (Sharks, capt), C J van der Linde (Cheetahs), B Botha (Bulls), V Matfield (Bulls), S Burger (Stormers), J Smith (Cheetahs), P Spies (Bulls).
Replacements: G Botha (Bulls), D Carstens (Sharks), J Muller (Sharks), B Skinstad (Sharks), R Pienaar (Sharks), F Steyn (Sharks), A Willemse (Lions).


M Brown (Harlequins); J Noon (Newcastle), M Tait (Newcastle), T Flood (Newcastle), D Scarbrough (Saracens); J Wilkinson (Newcastle, capt), A Gomarsall (Harlequins), K Yates (Saracens), M Regan (Bristol), M Stevens (Bath), R Winters (Bristol), A Brown (Gloucester), N Easter (Harlequins), M Lund (Sale Sharks), B Skirving (Saracens).
Replacements: A Titterrell (Sale Sharks), S Turner (Sale Sharks), D Schofield (Sale Sharks), C Jones (Sale Sharks), S Perry (Bristol), A Allen (Gloucester), N Abendanon (Bath).

What do you think the score will be?

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

I like this score ,58-10

We showed no mercy against a second-string England team, crushing the pommes 58-10 nice.

Percy Montgomery kicked 23 points - a record against England - converting all seven tries and adding three penalties on Saturday. The Bok’s easily surpassed their previous best score against England, a 35-9 victory in 1984 in Johannesburg.

The Springboks jumped to a 27-point lead in the first half, and then didn't score from the 39th minute to the 70th, before scoring four late tries.

England, with only star backs Jonny Wilkinson and captain Jason Robinson available from its first-choice lineup, was hit injuries and a stomach virus in the buildup.
The game left England with even more problems ahead of the second test next week in Pretoria bearing in mind the boks have not played together as a team for six months and are quite rusty just think what they are going to be like in Pretoria.

Bryan Habana scored two tries for South Africa and Burger, Ashwin Willemse, Jean de Villiers, François Steyn, and C. J. van der Linde also touched down, nearly everybody had a pop.

James Simpson-Daniel scored England's lone try. Wilkinson kicked the other points with a conversion and a penalty.

"There's two ways we can respond to this," said Brian Ashton, the England coach. "We can either sulk and feel sorry for ourselves all week or start again on Monday."

I would love to be in Pretoria to see the second game.

Thanks to Glorzifen for posting highlights on youtube.

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