Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by Ripper, May 21, 2007.
From superrugby.co.za (Found it on another board)
thats just sad!
White should just put him in the 30 man squad, and just not in his starting 15 or 22 LOLZ
White should quit and then blow the whole political pawn saga open to the world. No other coach would ever want to fill the shoes again and we can retire the Bok emblem to save it some of the respect it had earned through the years. The SA international rugby team can then become the Kwagga and could compete with other minnow nations for bottoms.
It's a pity that a player of Watson's calibre is on the sharp end. Someone of his character could easily throw everyone a cannon ball and actually say enough is enough, and get out of the situation himself. I won't be surprised
Ye Gods, really let`s not blow this out of all proportion.
This is just another typical day in the corridors of SARU. Every year, round about the start of the SH Test season, there seems to be some or other crisis brewing in SA rugby- remember 2 years ago, when White was also almost forced from his job because of the non-inclusion of Solly Tybilika in the starting team vs. France in PE? Same shite, different day really.
This is just another case of Hoskins and White, having to bend over and take it up the backside, as some or other idiot politician does his little thing in order to curry favour with the incumbment government. This has never changed, nor will it ever.
Anyway, White has a watertight contract as Bok coach. In his contract, there is a little clause giving him executive control come the final say in team selection. Even the executive interference wrt the inclusion of Luke Watson had a smack of breach of contract about it. So what will Jake do? Well, I reckon he`s already been to see a lawyer or 2. Knowing SARU`s not-too-brilliant track record with court proceedings in SA, this whole mess will probably be sorted sometime before the weekend again. Just a pity that our Test season has to start with these type of pathetic power games every year- an obvious reason why the Boks are notoriously slow starters to the Test season.
I forget you cannot convey sarcasm on a computer screen. Suppose I should've included one of these h34r:
I am serious that Watson is on the sharp end of this bullshit and like his dad I believe he won't stand for political hogwash. Remember you read it here first.
I think the IRB should take a leaf out of their counterparts - FIFA - and ban South African rugby from all international commitments until they can sort out their ****.
Just 2 or 3 years ago, FIFA banned Greece from taking part in any FIFA / UEFA sanctioned games because the Greek goverment had too much influence in the Greek FA. FIFA demanded that football & politics doesn't go together. The fans and the general public were furious about this so the government caved in to FIFA's demands.
Greece were just recently allowed back.
The same should be done to South Africa. Yes, I know it's harsh and cruel but drastic actions needs to be taken to save Springbok rugby.
it looks like you have forgotten that Rugby is not managed in a rational way by a true international federation but by the IRB...
Hmmm, some heady comments here, especially considering that the problem is actually non-existent anyway.
Right, as stated just yesterday, the normal annual power struggle has been sorted in less than 24 hours. The lone voice of dissent to the compromise position reached between White and Hoskins is now Mike Stofile.
Just some background on mr Stofile`s position:
- Mike Stofile(hereafter called "Little Brother") is the deputy president of SARU. Or the vice-president, I`m not 100% sure- he`s one of the 2, the other being Doos Basson.
- Little Brother doesn`t much like that vice- or is it deputy- tag in front of his title.
- Oregan Hoskins is the current president of SARU.
- Little Brother wants Hoskins` job- whether for the greater good of SA rugby, or for the greater good of Little Brother`s pocket is debatable.
- Rev. Mankhesise Stofile is the Minister of Sport and Recreation in SA. He is also Little Brother`s Big Brother.
- Little Brother wants some help from Big Brother to get said Hoskins job.
- You do the math- is there really such a huge problem, or is it merely a case of a typical ambitious politician?
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