South African Rugby

Saturday, October 13, 2007

"Vamos Vamos" The Bokkie

Times have changed Argentina is rated as a genuine world class team lately and the side is packed with quality players such as Juan Martin Hernandez who been labelled "the best player in the world" by Butch James.

We do have Bryan Habana though who hopefully will put in some nice tries even if he does not the argies will have two to three players marking him for the game allowing our boys to play some nice running rugby.

If South Africa plays to the form they showed against England, especially up front they will beat argentine and maybe win the World Cup but if we go into the game thinking it is only Argentina we will be in for a nasty surprise.

This world cup has been great for all the surprises in this tournament what with the first game Argentina, the kiwis and the Aussies out nobody saw that coming especially the bookies.

"You have to respect Argentina. They have done wonders with what they have been given. They are a unique team and do things differently," Jake White thoughts on Argentina he has made just one change, recalling CJ van der Linde, who missed last week's game against Fiji.

Just look at the stats Argentina have never beaten the Boks ,They have been the minows star of the tournamnent and should have a place in either the Tri Nations or the Six Nation's, If the argies were playing any other team I wish them good luck .I am sure is will be a great physical game.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dougie has lost the plot

The Kiwi winger Doug Howlett has been arrested on suspicion of "causing criminal damage "by jumping on two cars outside the Hilton hotel near Heathrow airport.

Dougie trashed two cars by jumping on them ,this is kiwi style for the early exit did happen at three in the morning ,must have been totally trashed.

We are all human but the locals back home are telling him off on his personal website.

"Thats crazy as Doug.What were you thinking?" and "You better have a darn good explanation Mister! "

Dougie has been a very bad boy,classic.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Five Minutes of Panic

Juan Smith and Butch James scored late tries allowing the boks to survive the Fiji backs in full attack mode the final score was 37-20.

The Fijians came back from back from 20-6 ,first half was pretty boring ,but in the second half the coach pep talk must have been inspirational.

Rabeni was sinbined and they scored two amazing tries within five minutes,the first Vilimoni Delasau kicked and outran two South Africans to score ,two minutes later Sireli Bobo scored another one.

We played like idiots for another five minutes and finally slowed the ball down making sure we used the forward strength to control the game, allowing Smith and James to score.

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