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Fair play to Sykes for coming to Leinster. First act was to make a name for himself by verbally abusing an opposing prop. The second was to get 'injured', sit in the stand or his hotel and take a fat pay cheque despite contributing absolutely nothing. Third act was the classiest - hightail it outta there when the weather gets cold. Great guy. Come back soon!
Posted 21:05 03rd April 2012
No Sharkie answering the question.... Why did they let Import Grey boy Strauss go??? Greed must be the answer! They had their eyes fixed on the next Bloem import in Meyer Bosman! Total fools of SA rugby!!
Posted 18:35 03rd April 2012
Ralapele at last seems to have stopped impersonating a hooker and seems to have finally become one.
Posted 10:10 03rd April 2012
@JayStarr, Liebenburg played a good game as did Strauss for Cheetahs. What impressed me about Ralapele was that his loose play was outstanding. He made quite a few steals and forced a few penalties by doing a Brussouw on the Stormers. He also put in some important hits. Chilliboy may not put in the big runs that Strauss and Liebenburg do, but he didnt concede the penalties that Liebenburg did. Overall at hooker, Bizmark is still the starter for the Boks but Strauss is probably on the bench at present.
I would agree that Guilford in the side would not raise an eyebrow.
Viljoen I thought had a very good afternoon. Dagg, Smith and Danieller did too. I thought all of them were good attacking options, though Viljoen seems the better defensive option and his positonal play is very astute.
Posted 08:40 03rd April 2012
An Aussie Prop????
Posted 03:58 03rd April 2012
@ bloemboy: Viljoen and Ralepele..!? Are you kidding me? Tiaan completely overshadowed Chilliboy in that game... And I actually watched the Sharks game and thought to myself "jeez, Riaan still hasn't found form yet"... Now you're saying he was the best 15! No no... Ben Smith was FAAR better - and so was about 10 other people. Also Savea did not play better than Guildford.
Posted 20:54 02nd April 2012
ok PR this is the worst one yet i cannot believe some of these selections. for instance, matt hodgson should have been just about first picked, would love to hear an explanation on that one at least. nanai williams, tamaulolo were also a shoe-ins. shame on you guys
Posted 16:55 02nd April 2012
I dont think you got this one right to be honest:
15. Viljoen - Sharks
14. Poki - Highlanders
13. Cummins - Western Force
12. Strauss - Cheetahs
11 Savea - Canes
10. Goosen - Cheetahs
9. Sheehan - Force
8. van der Walt - Cheetahs
7. Alberts - Sharks
6. Thompson - Highlanders
5. Sharpe - Force
4. Etzbeth - Stormers
3. Alexander - Brumbies
2. Ralapele - Bulls
1. Oosthuisen - Cheetahs
Posted 14:49 02nd April 2012
I must say there are some really exciting young players coming through.
Posted 13:51 02nd April 2012
Agree with most, except Beauden Barrett... If you watched that game, how could you have picked him over Johan Goosen? But Aaron Cruden gave a near perfect fly-half display, so he should be no.1.
I would've also definitely picked Zac Guildford ahead of Julian Savea this week. Even Hosea Gear and Bryan Habana were better than Savea.
And then... Picking Sykes ahead of Etzebeth is pure madness/blindness. Eben was (once again) undoubtedly the best... And Sam Whitelock was also better than Sykes.
Other than that, pretty good team. Ooshuizen was incredible, Thompson was everywhere, Tiaan Liebenberg was insane and Willem Alberts is starting to look like himself again...
Bring on round 7!!
I had a 100% success rate with my predictions this week, but next week is a tough one..!
Posted 13:23 02nd April 2012
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|Western Force 13 - 23 Sharks|
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|Western Force 11 - 11 Reds|
|Saturday , April 27|
|Brumbies 41 - 7 Western Force|
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|Hurricanes 22 - 16 Western Force|
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|Western Force 16 - 14 Crusaders|
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|Western Force 23 - 30 Melbourne Rebels|
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