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    [2020 Super Rugby] Round 5 (28-29 February)

    Stormers never played the game that suits him, we always play our forwards narrow. Or possibly Kolisi was just filling that same role, either way happy for him, lovely player to watch.
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    Super Rugby Refs

    I think you've misread it mate: Early in the article: "Sanzaar chief executive Andy Marinos has poured cold water on complaints about the standard of refereeing in Super Rugby, saying statistics that show South African officials appearing to favour sides from their own country need to be...
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    Super Rugby Refs

    Obviously a bit of a worry, and there is definitely a chance South African refs are showing an unconscious bias (I don't think SA refs are cheating on purpose). That said I'd need the statistics to be verified, I couldn't find a breakdown or a source other than a tweet from Green and Gold Rugby...
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    [2020 Super Rugby] Round 5 (28-29 February)

    Highlanders Lions Canes Reds Stormers Jags
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    [2020 Super Rugby] Round 3 (14-16 February)

    Sjoe Stormers can play rugby when they have a mind to. Great game.
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    Is Six Nations Expanding to Seven?

    Nobody wants us, sad. Personally I'd love to see SA in the 6 nations, NZ want us in the RC but Aus certainly don't, I listen to a lot of Aussie pundits and it seems like they'd all like to see us booted. Unfortunately from a pragmatic standpoint we don't fit anywhere, we are at the bottom of...
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    [2020 Super Rugby] Round 3 (14-16 February)

    TJ good oke tho https://twitter.com/i/status/1227615846882668544 Big fan, annoying ******* yes, genuinely great human being, also yes.
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    [2020 Super Rugby] Round 3 (14-16 February)

    Blues (I think people might be underestimating the losses the Saders have this year, Whitelock is huge, Todd is Huge, their pack may not be the dominant force they were in the past which will make a difference, I'm taking a punt that the Blues at home will make it happen) Tahs (It's do or die...
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    [2020 Super Rugby] Round 2 (7-8 February)

    I feel you Hein, I'm not bashing Steyn he's really good at what he does, I meant more from a strategic perspective in breaking down this Stormers defense, you guys looked a little more dangerous on attack when Libbok came on. That said, your point about captaincy is a good one, LOTS of points up...
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    [2020 Super Rugby] Round 2 (7-8 February)

    This is fair, was at the stadium and kept waiting for the talking-to to come and it never did. Honestly not a fantastic game, I wonder if the Bulls might not have been better off starting with Libbok, playing Morne, is pretty much saying "we are playing SA style, beat you up front first rugby"...
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    [2020 Super Rugby] Round 2 (7-8 February)

    Possible, but its very early, Highlanders have time to come right, plus the Canes were pretty bad last week as well, im still not sure who's kicking for poles for them...
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    [2020 Super Rugby] Round 2 (7-8 February)

    Have to agree with this, if you play the rush defense game, you take the good and the bad. Game was a little niggly (especially in the first 20 minutes or so) with regards to penalty count with both teams aggressive at the breakdown, but I didn't think either team was hard done by. Sharks have...
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    Trf team of tournament

    My pick for 12 is DDA. ALB played some really good rugby but mostly at 13, he had one good game at 12 against Namibia but for the most part was moved around a lot. Farrel played well but it's kinda hard to put him in this category as he's such a completely different player to most 12, also...
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    [RWC2019][The Final] England vs. South Africa (02/11/2019)

    I had a chat with someone in the line this morning drawing money so that I could drink myself into a standstill. A random gentleman, seeing my Bok jersey, engaged me in conversation, and asked what kind of chance we had to win. I told him, if England play at their best like they did against the...
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    [RWC2019][The Final] England vs. South Africa (02/11/2019)

    Basically it's going to come down to whether Willie and Faf can find some form, Faf with the boot and Willie in general. We will be implementing our territorial game plan, it's just a matter of how well we can manage to execute it with our current generals. Nothing wrong with Pollard as far as...
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    Trf team of tournament

    Hmm in a bit of a quandry because Farrel played 12 again but I'm not sure I can give him the number 12 jersey, also DDA had a great game in an under performing springbok back line. Basically I think the 12 spot is going to go like this: - If Farrel plays 12 and has a blinder in the final I'm...
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    [RWC2019][Semi-Final 1] England vs. New Zealand (26/10/2019)

    Ok lads first Whitelock call was probably wrong, this one was correct, relax, he lost it forward.
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    [RWC2019][Semi-Final 1] England vs. New Zealand (26/10/2019)

    I'm not sure that was the right call, Whitelock went for the dummy runner.
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    [RWC2019][Semi-Final 2] Wales vs. South Africa (27/10/2019)

    The problem with this is I don't think Kolbe is a like for like replacement and we'd have to rethink our a lot of our strategy to do this. Basically when we do decide to go through a few phases we bring in Willie from the back to be the secondary play maker and try and make stuff happen, often...
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    [RWC2019][Semi-Final 2] Wales vs. South Africa (27/10/2019)

    Same team pretty much. Would LOVE to see some sort of change around Willie but I think it's probably just too far in to make such a big change, we'll likely keep this team until the final. At the very least I was hoping for a 5/3 bench split.
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