All posts tagged "South Africa"

  • All Blacks
    Statistics: All Blacks v Springboks

    It was obvious to anyone watching the first game of the Tri Nations last weekend that the All Blacks went in with a deliberate policy of keeping the ball in play to minimise the impact of the Springbok lineout and tire the big South African forwards. Whilst the number of times in possession...

  • All Blacks
    Battle of the Hemispheres

    Three weeks into the November tours and Southern Hemisphere strength is proving all too strong for the...

  • All Blacks
    Wales vs New Zealand, England vs South Africa, scores & reviews

    . Wales 9 – All Blacks 29 Full marks to Wales for doing the best stare down of the Haka (especially this new choreographed production) I’ve seen. They refused to move and made the ABs turn first. Nice. This aggression carried on into the first half where Wales played some great rugby...

  • South Africa
    Johannesburg massacre – Wallaby player ratings

    This is a pretty depressing job, but you see a very different side of players in such a game. In most matches you get a mix of good and bad performances, but here it was universally crap. Nevertheless, with such a vital game coming up, the lessons to be learned are crucial....

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    Springboks vs Wallabies Tri-Nations Durban Video Highlights

    You might be able to guess the nationality of the guys who do these highlights by the lack of build up to Robinson’s try, no replay of Mortlock’s fantastic effort and absence of Van Der Linde’s head butt, but nevertheless its another good effort from Rugbydump. On re-watching these highlights, I’m also...

  • South Africa
    Springboks versus Wallabies Teams & Preview TriNations Durban

    FINALLY they’ve released the much speculated over Australian team list and it’s true to the media briefings over the last few days. The big news is that both Horwill, and especially Elsom, are both in, having survived full on training sessions yesterday. These are two vital cogs when taking on a riled...

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    Burgess’ knee, Sharpe gets the arse, Foles rolls

    OK, I’m a little late on the 28 man squad for the South African tour, but hey, everything works a bit slower in rural France. The big upsets are:1 – Luke Burgess is out with a small tear in his miniscus (knee), sustained in training. While Burgo hasn’t yet fully aclimatised to...

  • All Blacks
    South Africa versus New Zealand Tri-Nations Score & Review

    Springboks 0 All Blacks 19 The Wallabies looked on from the stands in Capetown as these two...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies vs Springboks: Tri-Nations first test player ratings

    Here are my ratings for the Australia vs South Africa first test. See if it tallies with how you saw it. Scoring system at bottom. 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper I feel sorry for the guy being shoved into this position, but crucial tri-nations games aren’t the place to learn 4 14 Peter Hynes...

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    Wallabies vs Springboks: Tri-Nations first test video highlights

    The more I watch it, the more I see some great attacking performances from Australia. While the...

  • South Africa
    Wallabies vs Springboks: Tri-Nations first test score & review

    Australia 16 – South Africa 9I’m tempted to say for the review, read the preview. The core of this story was as predicted – a tough battle that was just one too far for the Springboks. But it was detail around margins that was most interesting from a Wallaby perspective. In such...

  • South Africa
    Australia vs South Africa Tri-Nations First Test Preview

    UPDATED Here it is – the first big Wallaby hit out in the Aussie Robbie era, and what a test it’s gonna be. The world champeen Springboks have just re-inforced their top-dog status with two matches out of the top drawer, the second earning them their first win on NZ soil for...

  • South Africa
    Springbok Team vs Wallabies first test Trinations 2008

    SOUTH Africa have recalled No.8 Pierre Spies, centre Francois Steyn and fullback Conrad Jantjes to the starting line-up for Saturday night’s Tri-Nations rugby Test against Australia in Perth. Spies got the nod ahead of Joe van Niekerk, who played in the previous two Tests against New Zealand, Steyn replaces the injured Adrian...

  • Wallabies
    Wallabies Tri-Nations Team vs Springboks 1st Test Perth

    Here’s the team for Australia vs South Africa in Perth on Saturday. Lock combo of Horwill and Sharpe is still on as Vickerman’s ankle’s not a 100%, thereby delaying the big choice for the selectors. Palu and Tuqiri return from injury in time for this big game and Smith regains the starting...

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks vs Springboks; second test review

    Springboks blow Tri Nations wide openExclusively for G&GR By James Heffield, Betfair journalist The All Blacks lack of depth in crucial positions was exposed by a ruthless South African outfit on Saturday night as the visitors scored a thrilling and historic 30-28 Tri-Nations victory at Carisbrook, Dunedin. In their eighth visit to...

  • All Blacks
    Score & random thoughts from the All Black vs Springbok 2nd test

    New Zealand 28 – South Africa 30 Ali Williams is as soft as his name “Keeping the scoreboard ticking over” is a novelty for the Wallabies, the day job for Carter. A try off the back of a 5 metre scrum should be indefensible under the ELVs Ricky Januarie must be a...

  • All Blacks
    All Blacks vs Springboks; first test review

    Wallabies face tough Tri Nations competitionExclusively for Green and Gold RugbyBy James Heffield, Betfair sponsored journalist Wallaby fans may have had one eye on the French last night, but the other must surely have been on the opening Tri-Nations test between New Zealand and South Africa in Wellington. For Robbie Deans’ men,...

  • South Africa vs Barbarians video highlights

    Not a bad effort except it leaves out Rocky Elsom’s solo try!! Check out the pace of the new Boks number 8 Kankowski.

  • Barbarians vs South Africa: result, score, review

    Classy Barbars 22World Chump B team 5 So many times an all star Barbarian team has disappointed through poor defence and lateral attack, but not today. Almost to a man the Barbars played their hearts out and showed this Springbok team to be out of ideas. The first half was a cracker,...

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    England vs South Africa: World Cup Final score & review

    One roll of the dice too many South Africa 15 England 6 This was a tough old...