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Springboks are “Scum”, apparently

Springboks are “Scum”, apparently

I’ve often thought that certain players within the springbok squad are scum, however labelling the entire team as such is a bit rich, even for me.

Yet that’s exactly what their national broadcaster SuperSport have done this week. Towards the end of the first half against the Lions on Saturday they put together a montage of the set pieces with the caption “Springbok scum power”, as shown in this screen capture below (undoctored!).

Thanks for the push Heiny

Thanks for the push Heiny

A simple typo?

Below – don’t try to reduce gap between two top items – scoring of both teams – and cards and crowd size – it can’t be done after trying for an hour

Scoring and details

Score & Scorers

Force – 26

Tries: C. Peni 1′ , M. Philip 33′, C. Rona 69′.

J. Lance 35′

Penalties: I. Prior (51′, 67′, 76′)

Reds – 19

Tries: E. Nabuli (19′,21′, 48′)

Conversions: Q. Cooper (22′, 49′)

Cards & Citings

Sef Fa’gase (Reds) 67′ – Yellow (dangerous tackle)




Different game with different data

Score & Scorers

Lions – 55

Tries: R. Janse van Rensburg (21′, 51′), W. Whiteley 4′, R. Ackermann 15′, A. Coetzee 24′, R. Cronje 33′, S. Mahuza 65′, M. Marx 77′.

E. Jantjies (5′, 16′, 22′, 25′, 53′, 78′)

Penalties: E. Jantjies 50′

Waratahs – 36

Tries: R. Horne 7′, M. Hooper 18′, B. Hegarty 38′, D. McDuling 59′, I. Folau 81′.

Conversions: R. Robinson, (8′, 39′, 80+), B. Hegarty 19′.

Penalties: R. Robinson 27′:

Cards & Citings

Yellow Cards
Waratahs – R. Robinson 9′ (dangerous tackle), S. Kepu 31′ (cynical play).
Lions – F. Mostert 58′ (repeated infringements).




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Moses spends far too long on G&GR, dealing with the totality of the strength and conditioning, the medical, the rugby side of things, strategy, the review, preview of the internet itself and also the individuals. A Waratahs apologist and rib-eye steak enthusiast, he is often found working behind the scenes keeping the G&GR juggernaut afloat.

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