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    The Springbok rugby team is a true joke at the moment... surprising that we managed to beat Italy last weekend.

    At least our 7's team still doing well in Dubai.
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    Springbok rugby is just atrocious at the moment, in particular our ball handling and skills are shocking.....
    ... except the Blitzbokke continue to do well, show some amazing skills.

    And I can't reconcile the two except I think that the Blitzbokke are just left to get on with it; while the 15 man stuff has so much internal and external politics that nobody just concentrates and does the best for the future of rugby in SA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenZA View Post
    Springbok rugby is just atrocious at the moment, in particular our ball handling and skills are shocking.....
    ... except the Blitzbokke continue to do well, show some amazing skills.
    That's what's so frustrating. The Blitzbokke are proof that the skills are there, so surely there must be some way of getting those skills into the 15 man game. If we could somehow combine those sorts of skills with our set piece strengths (about the only thing for which it can be said the 15 man team is still doing right) we'd be tough to beat.

    And I can't reconcile the two except I think that the Blitzbokke are just left to get on with it; while the 15 man stuff has so much internal and external politics that nobody just concentrates and does the best for the future of rugby in SA.
    Apart from the off season (which is when the Blitzbokke start popping up in the Currie Cup), I think they spend pretty much all their time training together, so that creates a much more cohesive unit rather than trying to weld a team together from individual sides who play differently. That, and they have a coach who knows what he's doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vogue View Post
    Australia taking the lead early on . Been pressuring England early on. 6-0.
    Don’t imagine anyone in here watching lol , good morning though with this and the cricket on.
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    Well done Australia . Tough game . 6-0 final score.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge View Post
    Wrong code...
    Haha, was surprised someone hadn't made this snipe earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge View Post
    Wrong code...
    It’s the rugby thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vogue View Post
    It’s the rugby thread...
    Please don't start this. Just promise not to do it again.
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    Yeah another slip like that and it’ll all be posts about Rugby, Warwickshire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudge View Post
    Please don't start this. Just promise not to do it again.
    Had a days think about it.. and no, sorry. Not promising anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Yeah another slip like that and it’ll all be posts about Rugby, Warwickshire.

    I have some deeply strong opinions about the direction the Rugby Borough Council is taking the community and I doubt I’d be able to resist.
    I'm not surprised.

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    On topic, I just watched a genuinely hilarious match in which this year's worst Welsh team just piled 40 points on Northampton at home while the referee sent off half of each side. I expected Tigers to get belted next but there's no possible way they can perform as badly as that.

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    allister-coetzee-goes-down-swinging-at-sa-rugby

    I mean how laughable is Coetzee, he never really deserved the job; should have been sacked after his first year and now still defends his corner of why it is not his fault...... which it is not, because he should never have been coach in the first place.

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    Double win for the Aussie 7's at the weekend. Brilliant result, who cares about the 15 a side game! Hopefully that form carried over 3 months to the comm games.

    Oh and if anyone missed it, Ed Jenkins, Stalwart of Aussie 7's has been forced to retire due to ongoing shoulder issues.
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    There has been a lot of hype concerning Scotland for this Six Nations recently. Seems they believe this is their time!
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