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  2. J1M1

    2018 World Cup

    Never mind Argentina...............I'm going to cry for your German team.......way too slow at the back - old age is a bastard!!
  3. Today
  4. DbDraad

    Springboks 2018

    Klop!
  5. Hawk_Eye

    Springboks 2018

    I like the little guy too, I am just not sure of his defence... Cape Town - He is still just 21-years-old and is in his first full season of Super Rugby with the Bulls, but already Embrose Papier is a Springbok. His debut came in the 22-20 loss to Wales in Washington at the start of the month, and now he will be given another opportunity in the green and gold when the Boks take on England in the third and final Test at Newlands on Saturday. Papier will play off the bench behind the in-form Faf de Klerk. Bulls coach John Mitchell made a massive call at the start of the season when he ditched Bok scrumhalf Rudy Paige from his Super Rugby squad, opting instead for youthfulness and pace. At the time, Mitchell spoke about how highly he rated Papier, saying that he saw the youngster turning into a world class scrumhalf in the future. While there is still a long way to go before any of that starts taking shape, Erasmus seems to be on the same page as Mitchell. The Bok transformation targets cannot be ignored - Erasmus has said as much - and if South Africa are to take a squad that is made up of 50% players of colour to next year's World Cup in Japan, then they need to give players opportunities to either succeed or fail in national colours before that tournament. There is no doubt that Papier could benefit from more Super Rugby - he is not considered the No scrumhalf at the Bulls yet - but the unique South African climate means that he is given a crack at the highest level immediately. According to Erasmus, all the right ingredients are there, with speed standing out as one of Papier's most dangerous weapons. "Embrose is a guy that I'm very excited about, especially when the game opens up," Erasmus said. "He is lightning fast, probably one of the fastest guys in the team. In that I include Aphiwe (Dyantyi), S'bu (Nkosi), Jesse (Kriel) and everybody ... he's really lightning fast. "He can speed up the game. "Obviously at his age he has some work-ons in terms of his passing and box kicking, but he tackles really well and understands the defence system and is a natural attacker." Erasmus applauded Mitchell's management of Papier so far this season, with the halfback having moved fluidly between the Super Rugby squad and the SuperSport Challenge team. "I think the way that Mitch has been grooming him has helped a lot," said Erasmus. "He is going to make some mistakes tomorrow, but there is a lot of energy, speed and enthusiasm there." Kick-off on Saturday is at 17:05. Teams: South Africa 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 S'bu Nkosi, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Tendai Mtawarira Substitutes: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Jean-Luc du Preez, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Embrose Papier 22 Handre Pollard, 23 Willie le Roux England 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Jonny May, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Owen Farrell (captain), 11 Mike Brown, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Maro Itoje, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Jamie George, 1 Joe Marler Substitutes: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Harry Williams, 19 Jonny Hill, 20 Mark Wilson, 21 Sam Simmonds, 22 Ben Spencer, 23 Denny Solomona
  6. taipan

    Springboks 2018

    My concern has always been his BMT
  7. Mata Hari

    2018 World Cup

    Don't cry for me....!!
  8. supersupporter

    Springboks 2018

    I think so too, and rightfully so, he is a little inconsistent, but in all fairness, he was playing under AC and he has poor form history when AC was coach.
  9. taipan

    Springboks 2018

    Going to be interesting. Last chance for Jantjies?
  10. supersupporter

    Springboks 2018

    I am hoping they beat England comfortably this time, I would also like to see Esterhuizen take his chance and make a point, and looking forward to the backline. Gelant too, Good luck to them all, the only concern for me is Malherbe, he is an unpredictable prop, I would have preferred the other 2 2 have started, but Rassie is still testing players and probably does not want to change too much.
  11. J1M1

    Springboks 2018

    Bokke!!
  12. Yesterday
  13. supersupporter

    2018 World Cup

    That prick at 1:45 being exorcised..
  14. supersupporter

    2018 World Cup

    Stu shared it with me on Facebook..Brilliant!!
  15. Hawk_Eye

    Libtards

    I only have one answer for this "lady" on just about everything she said...
  16. WeDaFaKaWe

    Libtards

    If you're gonna wear kilts, you have to go all the way.
  17. J1M1

    2018 World Cup

    You'll enjoy this.............
  18. Docker

    Cricket news

    Poms are peaking before the World Cup as usual. Our best six players are missing so some improvement is likely but the recent form with all of them hasn't been that good.
  19. supersupporter

    Libtards

    I really like the way he questions. This lady was stumped so many times her affirmative action education surely must have made her realise that his self-earned education beat her ass down.
  20. vlagman

    Libtards

    Trump is in the kak again because of this "new" horrible clampdown on immigration that he started. Or did he start it? Check this out by Jimmy Dore who, by the way, is as anti-Trump as they come:
  21. supersupporter

    Cricket news

    I agree....
  22. WeDaFaKaWe

    Cricket news

    I hate it when the NH gets one over the bottom half of the globe.
  23. Docker

    FUNNIES

    Have to agree - works magnificently in Singapore. You do need incorruptible types to hold the levers of power for this to work. The Singapore PM is one of the the highest paid pollies in the world at around $5 million per annum (excluding those who help themselves to state funds) and this removes some incentive to put the snout in the trough.
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  25. supersupporter

    2018 World Cup

    I was just watching highlights of Iran vs Spain.WTF is wrong with that sport? The goalie gets close to the Spanish player and then falls to the floor holding his foot, he was not even touched, minutes later in the highlights, he saves a goal, a payer slides in, barely touches him and he acts like his leg was busted by a runaway train...what a stupid fucken sport, these people make people like me hate it. I cannot stand to watch that bs crap...i wish the associations would make a bigger effort to eradicate these assholes from this sport and make it interesting for those who are not big fans and who have not bought into this insane notion that play acting is OK to emphasize the contact.
  26. taipan

    FUNNIES

    I had a look and dipped in here and there. A mixture of fact and fantasy. In school I had a a history teacher who maintained the best form of government is a benevolent dictatorship. Forty years later I still agree with him. Unfortunately it can never continue. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
  27. taipan

    Other Rugby Related News and Trivia

    True, but people should not be allowed to invade others privacy. What I say in my private life gas SFA to do with them.
  28. Mata Hari

    Other Rugby Related News and Trivia

    To be fair Saffers should learn not to use the K word....If no one has learnt by now, then f*ck knows when they will learn. Thank Goodness it's not a pale face....
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