What a display of trench warfare! Bodies all over the place. The weather was appalling. The home side won because they kept the ball behind their opponents and tackled with extraordinary determination – van der Walt was outstanding. Goosen was so determined to go with the kicking game – the right strategy under the conditions – that he even attempted drop goals from inside his own half. ( Spectators' reactions to drop-goal attempts are fickle. If the ball goes over, there is great rejoicing; if the kick fails there is much hindsight-wisdom and sharp criticism.) Bulls played hard but without, it seemed, much in the way of focus. Leadership? I hope their flyhalf, Fouche, improves as the season continues. He battled on the day. Final Score: 13- 10 (?)
Captained Rhodesia 1962 – 1969 Rector of Michaelhouse. (1978-1986)
"Rugby is a thinking game – its’ not a running or a kicking game. This mania for running with the ball and playing open rugby at all costs is stupid – you must adapt yourself to the circumstances and play to your strength"
Now 50 years later Niel Jardine writes for Frosty Rugby Fans ...