The Rugby Championships – A stat catchup.

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It just doesn’t add up Victor!

We have gotten to the stage of the Rugby Championships where all the teams have played home and way, and we have a pretty good idea of who is offering what this year.

Sure, the All Blacks have pretty much sewn it up again, but let’s have a look at the team stats and see what we can find.

Changed up Bok team to beat the Wallabies by 8.

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Victor is back!

Heyneke has shaken things up for this week’s Test against Australia with many a change. He says he has intentions of moving his squad around during the campaign, but with the inclusion of Victor Matfield and Morne Steyn, it is clear they aren’t taking any chances this weekend.

So let’s get to the team sheet and scrutinise it accordingly.

Aussies taking Bok Test seriously by picking Foley and Phipps.

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G’day. Normal service to commence.

A few weeks too late, but finally the Aussies have picked their best possible team, and by that I mean they have a flyhalf and scrumhalf that can win them a Test match.

After a brilliant winning campaign for the Waratahs in SupeRugby, Bernard Foley and Nick Phipps come in for Kurtley Beale and Nic White who slip to the bench, and suddenly this Aussie team look very solid.

The Rugby World Cup – 380 days to go.

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Just 380 days now until the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. 380 days until the Boks start their campaign to reclaim what is rightfully theirs – the William Webb Ellis Trophy. Time now then for a team talk.

Interesting to see Ashley ‘Vadge Patch’ Johnson representing the Boks here. That hair is more out of control than ever!

The schoolboy rugby conundrum

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Is this the way schoolboy rugby is going?

Last week news broke that Hilton no longer wants to play against Glenwood in rugby. A traditionally strong rugby school that produced ex-Springbok captains Gary Teichman and Bob Skinstad, Hilton deems Glenwood to be too strong for them at the moment.

Many points of this story worth touching on, chief amongst them if Hilton are just not advancing with the times like other prominent schools.

A look at the changing face of schoolboy rugby with Kevin Musikanth.

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Modern man of rugby – Kevin Musikanth.

I left school way back in 1999. My parents had the good sense to send me to Wynberg Boys High School, and loved every minute of it and the rugby culture in the winters.

Much has changed in the schoolboy game since then and with the Wynberg 1st XV, so I had to chat to Director of Rugby at Wynberg Boys High, Kevin Musikanth, to catch up on what the game looks like nowadays.