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    Weekly award.....

    Vote for your poster of the week.............
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    Currie Cup 2018

    Shot Stu! Right now us Lions look like the walking dead............just too lazy to drop.
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    Trash Talk.........

    Rowan, this is right up your alley - irrational, mindless, parallel universe, ill informed, completely biased..............."enjoy" - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has launched yet another attack on SA Rugby‚ this time accusing Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus of treating black players “like second class citizens”. The Springboks take on the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday with a team that has three black players in the starting line-up and is captained by flank Siya Kolisi‚ who is black. There are eight black players in the 23-man match squad. Erasmus has a 45% transformation target this season‚ which has to reach 50% in 2019. However‚ he will be assessed on his target over the entire season and not in individual matches. In a statement Cosatu said it was‚ “speaking on behalf of many rugby players in South Africa who are enraged by the choices made by Rassie” for Saturday's Test. “Rassie has been treating the black Springbok players as second-class this entire year. His starting line-up for Saturday is a reversal to white preference players‚ which exposes his attitude towards black players‚” the union continued. Cosatu also criticised Erasmus’ decision to substitute black hooker Bongi Mbonambi after only 34 minutes against Australia last week. The union also gave its assessments of various Bok players’ form. “The white players are given special places in the Springbok team ahead of the form black players‚” Cosatu’s statement said. “Francois Louw has been playing poorly‚ Handré Pollard has been playing poorly‚ and Willie le Roux has been playing poorly. Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk has been playing poorly‚ yet they are not substituted when there are talented form players on the bench. “Mbonambi is substituted on 35 minutes‚ which is entirely irrational and designed to undermine him. "Many black players when they do get a chance on the field are played out of their positions‚ to deny them the prospect to bring their best skills.” The only player operating out of position this weekend is Jesse Kriel‚ normally a centre‚ who is on the wing in place of the injured Makazole Mapimpi. SA Rugby declined to comment as they have a policy of not reacting to opinion. Cosatu has a pattern of striking out at rugby at strategic times. In 2017‚ three days before the Boks played the All Blacks in Cape Town‚ Cosatu threatened to protest at SA Rugby’s headquarters for selling its rights to pay-channel SuperSport. In June‚ when Erasmus selected 37-year-old white hooker Schalk Brits on the bench for the third Test against England‚ Cosatu also commented on team selection. At the time of Brits’ selection in June‚ Cosatu said the sport belonged to all South Africans. “We cannot allow [Springbok coach] Rassie [Erasmus] to make irrational decisions to advance old white interest. We accept that he is the coach and must be allowed to follow his game plan‚ but clear irrational decisions‚ that benefit white players ahead of form black players‚ have to be examined‚” the union said then. Cosatu also waded into an on-air TV incident where analyst Ashwin Willemse stormed off set‚ saying he was undermined by white panellists Nick Mallett and Naas Botha. The union claimed a ‘Stellenbosch Mafia’ in cahoots with SA Rugby ran rugby. “It is clear from the developments in the game that the cabal made up of SuperSport and SARU (the South African Rugby Union) are pushing old white interests. The Stellenbosch mafia are also involved in the manipulation of the sport‚” their statement read then.
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    4 Nation International Rugby

    Now i can die happy!!!
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    4 Nation International Rugby

    From the horse's mouth............ Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will not have his legacy determined by what happens against the All Blacks on Saturday, says SA Rugby president Mark Alexander. Erasmus had said in the build-up to the match that a repeat of last year's 57-0 thrashing in Albany would likely see him fired, but Alexander was quick to put a stop to that thinking. "Rassie’s legacy as a coach will be balanced against what the Springboks can produce at the 2019 World Cup and we trust everything in his plan over the next year to get the Springboks into a position of strength and World Cup tournament contenders. "Rassie was appointed because of the detail in his plan to build a squad that could be realistic challengers at the World Cup. "We knew there would be hiccups along the way. The World Cup remains the pinnacle in this plan."
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    4 Nation International Rugby

    Rassie.......think outside the Boks - BioPlus
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    I decided on the 4 nations, so we started on Bronwyn (Wales) & Heather (Scotland).........then the missus went on strike. No Rosemary & no Colleen................and NO boys
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    Mooi Musiek.

    A bootleg copy.................
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    The Lost Boys

    With time.......the truth will out.................always! Sickos
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    4 Nation International Rugby

    Bokke!!................to lose by 24 point minimum
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    Other Rugby Related News and Trivia

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    4 Nation International Rugby

    If there is one gift line-out thrown by the Boks come Saturday there could be a very serious evacuation of the bowels.................methinks the missus secretly stocking up on adult diapers.
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    Cricket news

    Docks, what's going on with Glenn Maxwell? i thought he was a certainty for the tour...........obviously not!
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    4 Nation International Rugby

    The bookies are only offering 10/1 on the Boks winning.........more like 1000/1 would be about right.
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    Mooi Musiek.