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Observations on SUPER RUGBY WEEKEND 25/26 APRIL 2014

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Written by Neil Jardine
SATURDAY 25TH APRIL. WARATAHS VS BLUES: AUCKLAND   The Blues played at bewildering speed...

OTHER MATCHES 25/26 APRIL

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Written by Neil Jardine
HURRICANES VS REDS: 26/4/14   The Hurricanes were simply magnificent. That drive, power, b...

SUPER 15 RUGBY - 21,22/3/2014

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Written by Neil Jardine
SHARKS VS BULLS: LOFTUS VERSVELD: BULLS 23- SHARKS 19   The loss of both Lambie and Reinach was a...

SUPER RUGBY updates: 7/3;8/3/2014

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Written by Neil Jardine
Jordaan. A gift of seven points! The game went back and forth with not too much 'gaining grounds'...

Comments and Replies: SUPER RUGBY: 7/3;8/3/2014

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Written by Neil Jardine
Thanks for replies. One comment came from a classmate from Selborne College days, Aubrey Lentin....

SUPER 15 RUGBY WEEKEND 22/23 FEB, 2014: LIONS VS STORMERS.

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Written by Neil Jardine
The Stormers were swept away by a rampant Lions team. As their coach, Johan Ackerman, said after ...

The Super 15 competition ended with a clash of the Titans

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Written by Neil Jardine

The Super 15 competition ended with a clash of the Titans. On reflection, the Chiefs deserved their victory by a slim margin for the second year in a row. So what made the difference?

The Bulls narrow and self-inflicted defeat to the Brumbies

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Written by Neil Jardine

Well, in my neck of the woods, the talk over the last few days has not been the closely-fought contest between the Kings and Lions in their first promotion/relegation match in Port Elizabeth. Nor about the fierce matches between the Chiefs and the Crusaders with an awesome comeback by the former in the second half. It's all been about the Bulls narrow and self-inflicted defeat to the Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld.

So the Samoans, the Scots and the Italians have come and gone ...

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Written by Neil Jardine
The matches were interesting and at times absorbing, but on the whole the Springboks were hardly tested. In the match against Scotland, the Scots came out breathing fire and brimstone and played with determination and great courage. Skill was another matter. Once the fervour of the team talk and the embambarrassment of the massive loss to the Samoans, the Springboks were able to keep their composure and gave us a complete display of defensive and attacking play at a very high standard indeed.

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