Columnists 21.4.2017 03:02 pm

1, 2, 3, 4… ‘Gunter, Glieben, Glauchen, Globen’

Not too long ago there was an injury cloud hanging over Quinton de Kock heading into the third Test against the Kiwis.

So as the main sports story, we decided to promote the potential setback on our front page. As is always the case, space is an issue, so without thinking, we opted for the “Quinny” route. I mean everyone knows who Quinny is, right? Besides, it’s his Twitter handle, duh.

1, 2, 3, 4… ‘Gunter, Glieben, Glauchen, Globen’
1, 2, 3, 4… ‘Gunter, Glieben, Glauchen, Globen’

1, 2, 3, 4… ‘Gunter, Glieben, Glauchen, Globen’

Not too long ago there was an injury cloud hanging over Quinton de Kock heading into the third Test against the Kiwis.

Picture this: robot refs that are perfect
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Picture this: robot refs that are perfect

After yet another inconsistent performance from a referee in a Super Rugby match, I’ve come to the conclusion that there might be only one way for all discrepancies around officiating to be sorted out once and for all.
Seeing a sea of red raises the blood pressure
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Seeing a sea of red raises the blood pressure

Two things became abundantly clear as a mixed offering of afternoon sport unfolded before the eyes of the usual gathering… and voices were notched up to full throttle.
Proteas reading no open page on logic
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Proteas reading no open page on logic

Isn’t it funny that we are supposed to learn from history, but time and time again history repeats itself?
View from the front row skewed against refs
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View from the front row skewed against refs

It would be dishonest in the extreme to put forth the proposition that the Perennial Prop Forward has the milk of human kindness flowing through his veins when it comes to the subject of referees.
Ah, the magic of your local country club
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Ah, the magic of your local country club

So, as a diehard Arsenal fan I should be writing about Wenger and his imminent departure from the club after 21 years … or not?
The eyes have it, but in this case they didn’t
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The eyes have it, but in this case they didn’t

A while back, rugby was considering the notion of utilising two on-field referees in an effort to officiate the game more efficiently and even experimented with it.
Papering over cracks and pouring the bubbly
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Papering over cracks and pouring the bubbly

Here we go again. We are expected to celebrate mediocrity after a national football team has managed to achieve the rare feat of qualifying for a major tournament … without Msanzi even being chosen as the host.
Winds of fate howl loudly round Scots’ ears
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Winds of fate howl loudly round Scots’ ears

It was, in retrospect, not a great weekend all round for Scotland.
Don’t think the Durban fiasco doesn’t affect Saru’s World Cup bid
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Don’t think the Durban fiasco doesn’t affect Saru’s World Cup bid

Saru’s World Cup bid is being assessed. Its president was the 2022 bid committee chair and is struggling for cash. This could get awkward.
Saru’s new rules an exercise in confusion
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Saru’s new rules an exercise in confusion

I just can’t get my head around SA Rugby’s new regulation that only overseas-based players with more than 30 Tests will be eligible for Springbok selection in future.
Clash of programming opens a new episode
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Clash of programming opens a new episode

It was an unaccustomed sight, Christopher the Collected One, a regular member of the usual assembly on weekdays, scuttling in to join the gathering as the Lions trooped into the Ellis Park change-rooms holding a 33-24 lead over the visiting Waratahs.

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