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I think Burger's a thug. At least three times in the first half alone a more stringent ref could've called him up for high shots. He constantly lies on the ball too; time was he'd have got a little shoe for his trouble, but nowadays if anyone tries anything like what I'd consider to be traditional rucking they're likely to find themselves sitting the next ten minutes out. Killing the ball is a cancer in union that needs to be excised.
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Are you also of the opinion that McCaw is a cheat?
My main gripe with Burger is (aside from his appearance, obv) that he's a high-shot merchant too. He consistently goes above the shoulders.
Not usually one to watch much ruggers, but couldn't help but laugh at the Saffers last night.
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It's probably the sign of a great loose forward if people hate him. A bit of whinging from the All Blacks about cheap shots --- bah, you won the game. Harden up.
Last edited by Fiery; 24-06-2007 at 11:53 PM.
No one wants a yellow card these days.
I realise that McCaw had two black eyes after the game, but it's NOTHING compared to what happened in the past between these teams. And the look on the faces of the Boks at the end of the game was payback enough.
I'm sure Jerry will line Burger up in a tackle once of these days, like he did the big French number eight. Pretty much got him subbed off.
As for the Boks pulling out their players, there goes their World Cup hopes, IMO.
LOL at the fierce jingoism. Blinded by passion.
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