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One-Foot Wonders

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 20 October 2017 Why did the Boks lose the Newlands Test against the All Blacks by one poi...

RUGBY! RUGBY! RUGBY!

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Written by Neil Jardine
Friday 30 June 2017: I write this on the eve of the Second Test between the British & Irish ...

Bi-Lions Tour / Boks vs France

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Written by Neil Jardine
Well the Bi-Lions won their first game against the Provincial Barbarians through a superb display...

Analysis of Super 18 Rugby

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 31 May 2017 Flyhalf play is based primarily on judgement. As he receives the ball, the pi...

Super 18

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 20 April 2017 Despite the plethora of matches in the Super 18 competition, I have managed...

The Woes of the Springboks... Hope Springs Eternal

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 23 November 2016 Allister Coetzee is clearly no fool. His tenure at WP/the Stormers indic...

England Whips the Boks

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 16 November 2016 It is hard not to descend into the murky depths of the underworld of cli...

Shamrocks Fly at The All Blacks

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 11 November 2016 Two upsets in the last ten days: Trump beats Clinton to become president...

Cheetahs win the 2016 Currie Cup

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Written by Neil Jardine
Currie Cup Final: Cheetahs 36 – Bulls 16 The Cheetahs won the match by starving the Bulls of ‘goo...

Offload

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Written by Neil Jardine
This match, played last weekend on Saturday 8th October, was exhilarating for All Black support...

Sharks vs Lions & Boks vs Wallabies

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Written by Neil Jardine
In the Currie Cup encounter at Ellis Park, the Golden Lions came from behind to beat the Sharks b...

Interim Comments

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Written by Neil Jardine
I still cannot believe I read in this morning’s The Times an article by Brendan Venter, a so-call...

Zealand

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Written by Neil Jardine
NEW ZEALAND 41 - SOUTH AFRICA 13 Six tries to one; that tells the whole story. The ability of the...

HIDING

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Written by Neil Jardine
NEW ZEALAND VERSUS ARGENTINA: NZ 59 - ARG 22 This was a game of two halves. In the first, the Arg...

SO IT GOES

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 31 August 2016 New Zealand 29-Australia 9. There is really nothing one can write that is ...

TSUNAMI

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 22 August 2016 The performance of the All Blacks against the Wallabies was stupendous, di...

SAD END TO SUPER 18

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 6 August 2016 It’s hard not to feel disappointed and a little down over the well-deserved...

SUPER FINAL

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Written by Neil Jardine
The semi -final matches were wonderful to watch, even if TV viewing is necessarily restricted.  T...

FINAL DECISIONS

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Written by Neil Jardine
As I write, I do not know if you received my last blog, the main content of which dealt with 'res...

Rugby 2-3 July

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 5 July 2016 I couldn't find time to watch all the Super 18 matches so missed the Crusade...

NORTH VS SOUTH

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Written by Neil Jardine
Well, the Springboks won their series against the Irish visitors by a margin of six points in t...

Ireland vs South Africa - The Second Test

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Written by Neil Jardine
The second test between Ireland and South Africa turned out a thriller in the last act of what ha...

WHEN THE IRISH CAME TO TOWN

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Written by Neil Jardine
An Irish fifteen, weakened first by the unavailability of some of their better players and then ...

IN AWE

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Written by Neil Jardine
After I had watched the Hurricanes defeat the Highlanders, with the final nail driven in by an Ah...

STARTLED

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Written by Neil Jardine
I was startled, shocked really. I was watching the Lions demolish a brave Jaguares team. Elton J...

LIONS RESURRECTED

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 16 May 2016 It was good to see Patrick Lambie back at flyhalf for the Sharks against the ...

UNEXPECTED VICTORIES

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 11 May 2016 As i did not watch all the matches on television, I have a sketchy view of th...

LION HUNT

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 2 May 2016 The Lions went down before the fury of a Hurricanes team with all elements mes...

TRANSFORMED SPORTS

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 26 April 2016 The best teams in the Super 18 competition win matches because they do the ...

LATE APRIL MATCHES

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 20 April 2016 Exhilarating! That’s the word for the intensive, no-holds-barred encounter ...

SUPER RUGBY BLOG: FRI/SAT 8/9 APRIL

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 12 April 2016 The question is valid and important: how does a coach of a champion team pr...

APRIL FOOL’S MATCHES

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 4 April 2016 Although the Chiefs powered past the Brumbies in a display of relentless, ru...

EASTER 2016

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 30 March 2016 Let’s start with the Sharks who have made a successful foray into their fir...

SUPER 18 - SOME OBSERVATIONS

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Written by Neil Jardine
Written 20 March 2016 Overall the standard of play is excellent, marked by sound forward cohesion...

World Cup Rugby 2015 – The Final Stages

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Written by Neil Jardine
What a success it has all been. The gap between the minor countries and the major playing nations...

Semi Final: New Zealand vs South Africa

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Written by Neil Jardine
Two points! That was the difference in the end. We came close but did not, for all who watched, ...

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