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Boks Buck Up in the Second Half

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT: The Springboks started their 2018 Rugby Championship campaign with a hard-fought 34-21 win over Argentina in Durban on Saturday.

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Barrett silences critics with Irish soccer skills

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Barrett silences critics with Irish soccer skills

REACTION: All Black playmaker Beauden Barrett on Saturday revealed how long-dormant soccer skills picked up in Ireland helped his scintillating display in New Zealand's 38-13 demolition of Australia.

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Aussie commentator apologises for on-air gaff

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Aussie commentator apologises for on-air gaff

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: A commentator on Australian national television has been criticised for his use of outdated terminology to describe a player’s haircut.

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World Cup 2019: Namibia joins Boks in Pool B

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World Cup 2019: Namibia joins Boks in Pool B

REPORT: Namibia booked their place at the World Cup for the sixth successive time on Saturday with a 53-28 victory over Kenya.

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What are the same stats for the previous years?

He is still relatively inexperienced, but I have seen worse refereeing than what he dished out today. In general he was good with nothing severely controversial.

Thought he was very lenient on the Boks’ offside line.

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"Can't blame anyone really" is more to the point. The ball squirted out and WW just over-ran it - kind of caught him for a sucker! At least Beast and WW were supporting Kolisi when no other Bok was close.

Aphiwe Dyanti - man I love this kid's enthusiasm and energy and that unselfish pass to gift Mapimpi a 2nd try. A shinging example of what a Bok should be. Hard and uncompromising on the kick chases and, unlike many other wings, brings his man down to the ground almost every time.

Overall loads of energy and pace from the Boks - very positive signs. Think Esterhuizen and Am make a fine midfield combo. Pollard's kicking was worrying and just doesn't have the skill and speed of players like Barret, Mounga or McKenzie. Boks really need some extra power at flyhalf. Faf brings so much energy. Warren a bit flat overall for me.

My MOTM - Ben O Keefe!!! What excellent, clear and precise reffing. Was absolutely spot on with all his calls and controlled the game perfectly.

Amazing to think how much talent is still missing from the team
Gelant, Bosch, Nkosi, Kolbe, Tambwe, Skosan (in a tight spot), De Allende, Serfontein, Jesse Kriel, RJVR, Rob Du Preez (yes he deserves another shot), Ross Cronje, Reinach (yes), Vermeulen, dan Du Preez, Jean Luc Du Preez, Marcell Coetzee (yes hoping for a comeback), Ruan Ackermann (worth a try), Wiese, Kwagga, Kriel, Roelof Smit, Mostert, RG Snyman, Lood,
Coenie, Koch, Wilco, Nyakane, Dreyer, Bismarck (as backup), Brits, Acker, Dylan Smith, Jacques Van Rooyen, and more distantly Ox, Gqoboka, Lambie, Steyn, Mvovo etc etc

Kommin...😁

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Still 19 years old, surely lions will keep him

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Retallick does not deserve to get 10 points for two reasons. He dropped the ball in the first half going into contact and failed to pass the ball when he sold a dummy to Foley who was made to look ridiculous before scoring a brilliant try. I think 9.5 points is fair enough.

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What are the same stats for the previous years?

He is still relatively inexperienced, but I have seen worse refereeing than what he dished out today. In general he was good with nothing severely controversial.

Thought he was very lenient on the Boks’ offside line.

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"Can't blame anyone really" is more to the point. The ball squirted out and WW just over-ran it - kind of caught him for a sucker! At least Beast and WW were supporting Kolisi when no other Bok was close.

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Still 19 years old, surely lions will keep him

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Retallick does not deserve to get 10 points for two reasons. He dropped the ball in the first half going into contact and failed to pass the ball when he sold a dummy to Foley who was made to look ridiculous before scoring a brilliant try. I think 9.5 points is fair enough.

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Only way they'll do that is import them, like when they "bought" a bunch of Argentinians. They've got nothing.

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