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The best cuts of meat (bite de chorizo) and brunettes... Anything about Argentinean rugby, dear Cobus?
Posted 16:07 15th August 2012
Talk about one eyed! Please go and watch the Sharks / Chiefs game and look at the high tackles - not penalised should have been red!!! How many times the Chiefs played American style blocking , grabbing tackling without the ball, sooooo many times! But the AB's are the World Champs at this are they not!
Posted 15:05 15th August 2012
I have come to the conclusion that CV is just another one-eyed Saffa who ignores sense. He had the same bias nonsense in his last articles and it appears he has either not read the comments, or ignored them.
I'll keep this simple:
CORBUS - THIS IS PLANET RUGBY, NOT SA RUGBY. AS SUCH, YOU NEED TO CONSIDER YOUR AUDIENCE. UNLIKE MOST SAFFAS ON HERE WITH "BOK" AS PART OF THEIR NAME, MOST OF US ARE QUITE CAPABLE OF FAIR THOUGHT AND UNBIASED OPINIONS. YOU'RE ALMOST AS BAD AS THEM.
Clear enough Mr 3..?
Posted 14:13 15th August 2012
Was Percy really bullet proof? I thought the only reason he was picked at fullback was because he could kick at goal.... far from a Rob Kearney or Mils under the high ball.
Stick to pushing in scrum
Posted 14:05 15th August 2012
So in summary, 90% OK article ruined a little at the end. Cobus, please take note, as when you keep your focus balanced you provide some interesting, well thought through commentary. More of that and less of the somewhat biased slip up at the end which has already been well highlighted, and you'll have plenty of interested readers =)
Posted 13:27 15th August 2012
@qwerty, LOL "Is there some way we could work this theme into the South African national anthem?" Great comment! And as a Saffa I say you are 100% right....that is the only way to deal with the constant "ABs are cheats...refs don't penalize them...blah, blah....ref bias load of rubbish we get from many different sides including, unfortunately from Saffas.
Posted 12:45 15th August 2012
Nothing like a one eyed Saffa to stir the pot !
Wallabies beat the current 6 nations champions and finished 4th in the world cup. NZ beat a very poor Irish (who almost won one game) team who finished nowhere in the 6 nations.
NZ are favourites and righly so but I wouldn't get too comfortable on your high horse, NZ were favourites by a long way last Trinations !!!
Posted 12:38 15th August 2012
His right about players having to perform for 9 months being impossible,what a shame no SH player or coach was crying about it ,When the NH teams only had the problem,bit different now isnt it .All blacks also are clear favourites,they totally demolished Ireland ,and Ireland are a good team despite what you may think.just inconsistant ,ask Australia.The real battle will be for 2nd place .Here i fancy SA predictable gameplan yes,but as stated if exacuted well very hard to stop and live with.as England found out .While Australia just managed to scrap wins against a very lackluster Wales playing well below their best..As to Arfentina well very unpredictable as to what to expect,lost their warm up games before the RWC ,and still managed to give England and N.Zealand very hard games ,They keep the ball well and like SA drive forward with big powerfull forwards Scrum and lineout are solid and if Herandez finds hid kicking game can put teams under pressure,while their back play seems to improve year on year.
Posted 12:04 15th August 2012
I'm sorry but Cobus just doesn't write to the standards of Mr. Corry in fact his entire analysis is on how the boks could win and how they should go about it.
Posted 11:21 15th August 2012
All Blacks by a good bit - by exactly how much depends on who starts at 10 for the Wallabies. If Cooper starts, it could be an right tonking.
On the other match, if the Pumas are going to win one match in the 4N, it¿ll be the opening match on Saturday at Newlands. The Saffas will be expecting a decent but ultimately lacking performance from the visitors; the Pumas, on the other hand, will have a point to prove about being worth their place in the 4N.
If they roll out and get steamed by the Boks it¿ll be ¿told you so¿ over and over all through the SH press and that¿s the last thing they need or want, so they¿ll be massively motivated. The Boks are still coming out of a gruelling S15 championship and are into their first season with a new coach who may bring things they haven¿t got used to yet. The Pumas have the same coach, but are bolstered by Graham Henry ¿advising¿ the coach. Henry should know a thing or two about beating the boks.
This will be a good game. If, as expected, it's raining in Newlands on Saturday I'd say the Pumas by ~ 5.
BRING IT ON
Posted 11:20 15th August 2012
Was going quite well here right up to almost the end and then he reverted to the same old sort of biased tripe from last time he was on here, where he accussed everyone else of cheating and foul play except for his own South Africa
Posted 10:37 15th August 2012
In summary, referees allow the All Blacks cheat at every opportunity while not having the understanding of the game to allow the mighty Boks to get their driving maul going. Is there some way we could work this theme into the South African national anthem?
Posted 10:29 15th August 2012
Jesus, that long?
Posted 10:29 15th August 2012
"but they can also come unstuck if the referees start to address their serial offences at ruck time including obstruction and going off their feet beyond the ball."
Yup, the ABs are the only team that ever cheats and the only reason we ever win is because we always cheat and ALL referees are totally incompetent and never see any of our constant cheating yet always pull up the opposition. Either that or it's a world-wide conspiracy and all the refs are paid off to allow us to win.
I just wonder how it is that the WHOLE WORLD knows we cheat in EVERY SINGLE game yet NONE of the refs are aware of this, only penalising us the same amount as other teams, rather than 100x more often??
Posted 10:20 15th August 2012