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    Cape Town - Former Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse is reportedly on his way back to the Mpumalanga union. According to Netwerk24, Stonehouse will become the Pumas’ director of rugby, a new role created by the union. The Pumas are expected to make the announcement official in January 2018, the Afrikaans website reported. The 53-year-old Stonehouse was head coach of the Pumas between 2008 and 2015, before leaving to coach the Toshiba Brave Lupus club in Japan. Stonehouse will be at the forefront of the Pumas’ strategic plans for the future, while Brent Janse van Rensburg will remain as the team's head coach. The Pumas are hoping to acquire franchise status in order to participate in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in Europe. The Anglo-Welsh Cup is a knock-out competition featuring 12 English Premiership clubs and the four Welsh regions. English publication, BBC Sport, earlier this year reported that Premiership Rugby was investigating the possibility of introducing South African teams into the competition. According to the report, changes to rugby's calendar post-2019 would offer English rugby bosses the chance to invite Currie Cup teams into the developmental tournament. Griquas are believed to be the other team touted for the Anglo-Welsh Cup. The prospective competition would run during the international windows in November and February/March.
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    Truth be said: Bob left with no dignity but everyone on earth is glad he left with Grace.....
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    I see Bakkies made the top 5.. but that was not as bad as some of the others.
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    AM and Gellant should both have been given chances as DDA and Coetzee are both rubbish and this is why SA has such issues, when there are players that can be better, the coach will opt for the white guy who has not been doing well, this then fuels those ANC assholes.
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    Cape Town - Allister Coetzee, by all accounts, is likely to be sacked after two seasons of disappointing Springbok results. He has set some new lows for South African rugby along the way, but a closer look at his tenure reveals that it is not just in the win/loss columns where he has failed the national side. The coach, fighting for his life since he lost his first Test against Ireland on June 11 last year, has seemingly become less and less interested in the demographic make-up of his Boks as results have worsened. The mandate is clear: ensure that the squad that travels to the World Cup in 2019 is made up of 50% players of colour. That order came from the very top when the Department of Sport and Recreation threatened to pull the plug on allowing SA Rugby to bid for and host major tournaments. That, of course, doesn't really matter anymore after South Africa was shafted at last week's World Rugby Council vote to determine the tournament hosts in 2023, but there is no getting away from the fact that transformation needs to be accelerated at a national level. When Heyneke Meyer was approaching the end of his tenure in 2015, he found the going tough in that regard. Moving Jesse Kriel from centre to the wing at the expense of Lwazi Mvovo and playing Pieter-Steph du Toit at flank ahead of Siya Kolisi didn't help his cause, and by the end of his reign there was the general perception that Meyer didn't trust his players of colour. With the arrival of Coetzee, black rugby players would finally be given their shot. Coetzee at the Stormers had been vocal on his transformation successes back then, and his understanding of and ability to facilitate transformation while still selecting on merit provided encouraging signs for the national side. When Coetzee came out ahead of his first Test in charge and boldly claimed that local players would be backed ahead of overseas-based players, and when he gave call-ups to the likes of Garth April, Lionel Mapoe, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Scarra Ntubeni and Bongi Mbonambi, there was a real sense that this Bok team was on a unique path towards becoming the most representative we had ever seen. Since then, though, Coetzee has moved backwards and his use of black players has been questionable. Hookers Bongi Mbonambi and Chiliboy Ralepelle have felt it. In 2016 Adriaan Strauss was the first-choice No 2 and in 2017 it has rightly been Malcolm Marx, but Coetzee has hardly ever given his reserve hookers a proper run off the bench. Ralepelle, for example, was named in two Bok squads during the Rugby Championship without ever getting on the field. If you can't trust the guy with five minutes in a high-pressure match situation, then what are you saying about the faith you have in him? It sends the wrong message. The same applies to Rudy Paige, who has been the ultimate bench-warmer. This past weekend, he looked on as Ross Cronje gave another uninspiring display in the No 9 jersey for 80 minutes. Just what Paige has to do to get a start is anybody's guess. Lukhanyo Am is still waiting for his opportunity with Coetzee instead backing Damian de Allende and then Francois Venter at No 12 on this tour while Jesse Kriel has held onto the No 13 jersey all year despite having done little to justify it. Oupa Mohoje is on tour, but doing a large amount of nothing, and when there was a gap in the loose forward trio because of a concussion to Pieter-Steph du Toit, Coetzee rushed in Duane Vermeulen while Mohoje and Uzair Cassiem were overlooked completely for the match-day squad against France. Instead, Vermeulen came straight in while Dan du Preez was given a debut. Then there is the case of Warrick Gelant at fullback, who must surely be knocking on the door as a potential replacement to Andries Coetzee, who has not had a great year in Bok colours. Coetzee has picked the right players of colour and, more than that, the poor performance of his side has given him license to back them. But, for whatever reason, he hasn't. And, as 2019 draws near and with government pressure certain to heighten if the side is not representative, it is in the best interests of the national cause for the coach to give players opportunities. So far, Coetzee has not done that, and with time running out for him it looks to be too late now. Results aside, Coetzee was supposed to be the appointment that moved the Springboks through the murky territory that had accompanied Meyer's reign. That has not happened. The only players of colour who can currently claim to be regular Bok starters are Tendai Mtawarira, Siya Kolisi, Courtnall Skosan and Dillyn Leyds. Two full international seasons into Coetzee's tenure that return, much like what he has delivered on the field, is nowhere near good enough. The Bok team for Saturday's Test against Italy is announced on Thursday. Let's wait and see ...
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    It is only the face of the pigs at the feeding trough that will change. For the unwashed masses there will be little reprieve. The West will give money, (leftists are so fucking gullible) the money will be misappropriated, squandered and stolen - just like so many times before. Changing one African "leader" from a terrorist organisation for another is simply rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. The outcome for the "ship" remains the same.
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    Klop!
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    Ja swaer....between a rock and a f*cking hard place....
  12. The Wisdom thread - feel free to add

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rR9IaXH1M0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9UFyNy-rw4
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    On November 25th 1987, the Olive Tree and New Adam farms in Zimbabwe were attacked by military dissidents who hacked 16 missionaries and their children to death. The man who engineered the obscenity was Zimbabwe’s president-in-waiting Emmanuel “Crocodile” Mnangagwa.............. so it goes
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    I think all the overseas Boks are out. Which arseholes organism tests outside the window.
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    Whoever wrote this is an easy marker. It looks like she might have survived for now. I was surprised to see that Jana Novatna had passed - that was sad news. She had one of the great meltdowns of all time
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    David Cassidy is now gonski as well.
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    Looks to me a bit like swapping Hitler for Himmler. The likely replacement seems to have a lot of form as well. I suppose the locals will see any sort of change as a win for now
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    Missed this
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    Malcolm rather than Angus. The older brother George (from the Easybeats) also died this year. The years haven't been kind to AC/DC. Bon choked on his own vomit, Malcolm lost his mind, Phil Rudd has a raging meth addiction and Johnners can no longer tour with dud hearing
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    But the game vs Wales i will be surprised if Toulon let Duane play. One of the English clubs have already blocked the welsh fullback from playing in that game because it is outside the November window.
  22. Charles Manson dead

    One to go.
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    WR needs to do nothing. The players need to stipulate in their contracts that they want to play for their country whenever they are picked. The clubs can take it or leave it. The problems with clubs not wanting to release, starts and ends with the players. Fransie had issues from the start. Same with Jaque Fourie and Andries Bekker...and now Jan Serfontein too. If you negotiate a contract, you can put anything you want into that contract. Funny how Duane and Habana (and a few others) manage to play for the Boks, but some others have issues, regardless for whom they play for? Fransie, for one, even had issues when playing for the Sharks. Fuck him!
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    Shit. Now they burried the wrong guy.
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    My BAD!! Malcolm Young RIP...........http://ewn.co.za/2017/11/18/ac-dc-founder-malcolm-young-dead-at-64
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    Jy is reg. Dit was eintlik Roberta Flack se liedjie maar Arethe Franklin het hom ook gesing. Jy moet kyk op YouTube wat het die boetie met Britney Spears se “Hit me baby one more time” gedoen.
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    Ek onthou net Roberta Flack se version uit my jeug.. Maar die boetie was goed.
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