The inconvenient truth of SA rugby.

Written by The Editor on . Posted in Features, Rugby

I make an annual rugby pilgrimage down to Durban to watch a live game each year. With its great winter weather, brilliant pre-match vibe and steep stands perfect for viewing, it is a must do and I either go down for a Bok or Stormers match.

But Saturday’s Sharks vs Stormers game gave a new insight into the future death of our beloved game, and it’s time to lay down some thoughts on the matter.

Women’s rugby is soft? Not when Meya Bizer is involved.

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I’m just going to say it, I think women’s rugby is a waste of time. It’s slow and tedious and not much of a spectacle. But then I saw Meya Bizer in action, the USA fullback, and I kinda take it all back. She makes the big tackle look so graceful and beautiful. In a bone crushing sort of way.

The guys from Balls.ie alerted me to this rugby talent, click here to see another female rugby superstar that they wrote about previously.

Nominations for the 18th SupeRugby team leaked.

Written by Stanley Attire on . Posted in Features, Rugby

Last week we were given confirmation that SupeRugby would be expanded to 18 teams from the start of 2016.

No surprises here as SANZAR looks to incorporate more territories than Great Britain over the next decade, but what was of interest here is that the ’18th team’ is still undecided.

Well, that was until our roving contributor Stanley Attire stumbled upon the final candidates…

The new Bok jersey – what do you think?

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There has naturally been a lot of hype in the lead up to the release of the new Springbok jersey. Available to purchase country wide from today, this appears to be no ordinary style change. Made in South Africa by an entirely South African work force, this new jersey is also extremely innovative and has the players excited for reasons we might have not known about.

GPS bras? Well I’m glad they don’t have to suffer that indignity anymore with this new Asics model!

Serenading the Honey Badger.

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Ask any rugby fan what the most memorable moments of this year’s SupeRugby competition have been, and it won’t be long until Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins gets a mention. In a sport of terrible interviews and player soundbytes, this guy takes the biscuit, and is quite rightly now being honoured with song.

Catch the Honey Badger in action this weekend when the Force take on the Bulls.

The ABSA Red Bok April Fools joke.

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On Tuesday we were bombarded with a multitude of April Fools jokes. Naturally they were pretty much all crap and unoriginal, but the one that stood out most was the ABSA Red Bok jersey stunt.

Brilliantly executed, and widely spread, it was the talk of the day and a PR success of epic proportions. But was it in poor taste? I think it was.