Columnists 26.5.2017 02:03 pm

Why no one (it seems) complains about Lukhanyo Am’s Bok place

The promising Sharks centre deserves his shot exactly because he’s flourished in a system that’s closer to Test rugby than some might think.

Springbok squad announcements are usually fraught with moans and groans over certain selections.

Why no one (it seems) complains about Lukhanyo Am’s Bok place
Why no one (it seems) complains about Lukhanyo Am’s Bok place

Why no one (it seems) complains about Lukhanyo Am’s Bok place

The promising Sharks centre deserves his shot exactly because he’s flourished in a system that’s closer to Test rugby than some might think.

Look before you leap on the Springbok squad
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Look before you leap on the Springbok squad

It would be difficult to argue that the almost general feeling of euphoria at the Bulls getting an embarrassing comeuppance at the hands of the rampant Lions at Ellis Park over the weekend was not general.
Davids and Goliaths of football
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Davids and Goliaths of football

You have to ask yourself – even in you are a dyed in the wool Hoops supporter – whether it is healthy for Glasgow Celtic to have a 30-point lead over Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League.
Blitzboks’ victory put the cap on the weekend
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Blitzboks’ victory put the cap on the weekend

‘They were simply magnificent,’ said the Arithmetically-challenged One of coach Neil Powell’s team.
Why Lionel Cronje needs to become a Bok
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Why Lionel Cronje needs to become a Bok

The Kings skipper is the only viable deputy to Elton Jantjies and his short-term form fits in with the Boks’ need for short-term results.
Imagine being miserable 365 days a year
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Imagine being miserable 365 days a year

So much for keeping the peace… The Special One was in top form again last week in the build up to Sunday’s clash between Arsenal and Manchester United.
Only one genuine candidate for Bok captain
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Only one genuine candidate for Bok captain

I get a sense of deja vu when I see the constant speculation over who the new Springbok captain should be.
Football wager that goes down to the wire
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Football wager that goes down to the wire

The weekend had started beautifully for the Ferocious Fireman, so called for his waspish sense of humour rather than any inherent belligerence he displays towards the members of the usual gathering.
The Bulls are past the point of still keeping Nollis Marais
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The Bulls are past the point of still keeping Nollis Marais

He’s been in the job for two years and, despite playing New Zealand sides this year, the Bulls haven’t shown any progress.
Sour twist to what was once a sugary tale
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Sour twist to what was once a sugary tale

I suppose before getting stuck in, it’s important to declare my loyalties – or rather lack thereof – when it comes to Maria Sugarpova, I mean Sharapova.
No mathematician could solve this equation
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No mathematician could solve this equation

As things stand, if the regular Super Rugby season would for some reason come to an abrupt halt today and the play-offs would start this coming weekend, the Brumbies would host the Chiefs.
Barking mad on a day racing engines roared
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Barking mad on a day racing engines roared

It is no secret among the habitues of the usual weekend gathering, that Dave the Silent is more of a passionate huntin’ and fishin’ person than he claims to be a follower of Super Rugby.

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