Columnists 22.11.2016 02:34 pm

Sad Boks needed to be given thumbs-down

The usual gathering had been supplemented by a welcome face, the Missing Sojourner who had not been present for some time, his professional travels having prescribed his regular presence, and by the equally gratifying return of Dave the Silent from a less than successful trip to the United States.

The Silent One, who it must be admitted does not do humiliation well, had made a transitory visit to announce his re-emergence, and had, wisely as it turned out, foresworn watching the Springboks take on Italy, mindful of the likelihood that a defeat was a distinct possibility and a reluctance to engage in the round of recriminations which would inevitably accompany an Italian victory.

Sad Boks needed to be given thumbs-down
Sad Boks needed to be given thumbs-down

Sad Boks needed to be given thumbs-down

The usual gathering had been supplemented by a welcome face, the Missing Sojourner who had not been present for some time, his professional travels having prescribed his regular presence, and by the equally gratifying return of Dave the Silent from a less than successful trip to the United States.

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