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All Blacks toy with Wallabies

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All Blacks toy with Wallabies

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT: For almost 40 minutes Australia thought they were in the game. In the end, New Zealand scored a comprehensive 38-13 win in the Bledisloe Cup opener.

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Bulls beat Cheetahs in Bloem

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Bulls beat Cheetahs in Bloem

MATCH REPORT: The Blue Bulls put down a big marker when they beat the Cheetahs 34-12 in their Currie Cup opener at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.

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Cipriani divides RFU and Gloucester

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Cipriani divides RFU and Gloucester

UPDATE: Danny Cipriani is to face disciplinary proceedings, the Rugby Football Union said, following his guilty plea to charges of common assault and resisting arrest at a nightclub.

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Preview: South Africa v Argentina

RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND ONE: This is a significant Test match. Whatever is really going on by way of experimentation with the 2019 World Cup in mind, this match has a significance of its own.

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It is guys like you who just don't get it. Only racist imbeciles want to deny black people opportunities in rugby, but evident for a few years now is that for the last more than 20 years there are blacks and coloureds who have wanted - and succeeded in - denying young white players opportunities in rugby.

I refer to schools competitions like Craven Week. Little doubt now, in time the chicken have come home to roost and the pool of top white players has grown smaller. On the other hand, great players like Habana, Pieterson, Beast and a few others have come to the fore, but how much better if we had a better pool of white players advancing with them, not being relegated to the bench to satisfy some racists with a grudge about what formerly existed in the country. Maybe that was just too much of an ask, but the consequences are now evident. We don't have the abundance of quality we once had.

Let me tell you a secret, as a group white South Africans have over decades produced some amazing players, and no matter how hard some try to make it change, it's now in the DNA, so this won't change and holding them back simply diminishes the nation.

We are talking about a national circumstance in which for many decades white youngsters of this nation grew up talking about and thinking about rugby from the time they were tiny tots and both athleticism and real love of the game produced some great international stars - who now less and less seem to be surfacing. The "player pool" of really good players obviously has shrunk. The reality of this - along with poor coaching (and that's another story) is our poor performances over almost a decade, and often not so good on and off before that. Government meddling has made a mess - like it has with so many other things!

For decades 80% of the population focused on soccer and had little interest in rugby. A report that former SARU president, Oregan Hoskins revealed, showed that other than in certain parts of the country, soccer remained the chosen sport of most black youngsters, so if they took "barely any part in sport they viewed as an extension of apartheid" (totally wrongly - then that was their choice. (Apartheid came into existence in 1948. Rugby began being played in South Africa some years before 1900, so how could it be an extension of apartheid?) The was just an erroneous perception.

The disgusting part to this 'transformation' abortion is that on racial grounds it has involved holding back with gross unfairness in school competitions, white youngsters who never experienced or contributed to apartheid. You meanwhile consider this a fair and reasonable circumstance because the process advances black and coloured youngsters. Just as apartheid wasn't 'fair and reasonable' so is this not fair, reasonable - or conducive to good race relations.

And look at the way you write. "Look at a guy like Bongi. You all labelled him a quota before he even got a shot." Until commenting recently, I never wrote a damn thing about Bongi, never referred to him as a 'quota', but you consider that you can lump me in with others who don't like him. But meanwhile it's just okay if "you all" disparage a white player. Your racism is just so evident that you should be ashamed.

"You guys are so blinkered it's frightening". Speak for yourself. Try taking the log our of your own eye before bothering about the splint in someone else's eye.

Talking about Einstein and your obvious lack of his genius, obviously (once again) you don't get the obvious point. As a matter of interest, my point - which for you needs careful explaining (like I had to do earlier in response to another of your 'brilliant', pointlessly disagreeable comments) - is that if we lose it won't do morale or our SR chances much good, so why take chances that don't need to be taken.

Kriel should play 12 meters away from the first team while they train

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"I have taken the decision to charge Dani Cipriani for not only looking like a coozer of the highest order in the picture on display but for displaying the actions of a squib of the dampest variety"

Funny to see someone who is such a girl's blouse on the field taking on cops and bouncers.Serial offender who just blew his shot at ever featuring for England again.

Already 30?

Looks and acts like a laaitie.

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You boys gotta get your facts straight...
Pierre Spies never used roids. He has a genetic condition causing an abnormal blood INR level. His dad died of it at a very early age. Causes Cor Pulmonale. Go look up the facts mate.

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They will, but you know it won't be as easy against the bigger teams.

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It is guys like you who just don't get it. Only racist imbeciles want to deny black people opportunities in rugby, but evident for a few years now is that for the last more than 20 years there are blacks and coloureds who have wanted - and succeeded in - denying young white players opportunities in rugby.

I refer to schools competitions like Craven Week. Little doubt now, in time the chicken have come home to roost and the pool of top white players has grown smaller. On the other hand, great players like Habana, Pieterson, Beast and a few others have come to the fore, but how much better if we had a better pool of white players advancing with them, not being relegated to the bench to satisfy some racists with a grudge about what formerly existed in the country. Maybe that was just too much of an ask, but the consequences are now evident. We don't have the abundance of quality we once had.

Let me tell you a secret, as a group white South Africans have over decades produced some amazing players, and no matter how hard some try to make it change, it's now in the DNA, so this won't change and holding them back simply diminishes the nation.

We are talking about a national circumstance in which for many decades white youngsters of this nation grew up talking about and thinking about rugby from the time they were tiny tots and both athleticism and real love of the game produced some great international stars - who now less and less seem to be surfacing. The "player pool" of really good players obviously has shrunk. The reality of this - along with poor coaching (and that's another story) is our poor performances over almost a decade, and often not so good on and off before that. Government meddling has made a mess - like it has with so many other things!

For decades 80% of the population focused on soccer and had little interest in rugby. A report that former SARU president, Oregan Hoskins revealed, showed that other than in certain parts of the country, soccer remained the chosen sport of most black youngsters, so if they took "barely any part in sport they viewed as an extension of apartheid" (totally wrongly - then that was their choice. (Apartheid came into existence in 1948. Rugby began being played in South Africa some years before 1900, so how could it be an extension of apartheid?) The was just an erroneous perception.

The disgusting part to this 'transformation' abortion is that on racial grounds it has involved holding back with gross unfairness in school competitions, white youngsters who never experienced or contributed to apartheid. You meanwhile consider this a fair and reasonable circumstance because the process advances black and coloured youngsters. Just as apartheid wasn't 'fair and reasonable' so is this not fair, reasonable - or conducive to good race relations.

And look at the way you write. "Look at a guy like Bongi. You all labelled him a quota before he even got a shot." Until commenting recently, I never wrote a damn thing about Bongi, never referred to him as a 'quota', but you consider that you can lump me in with others who don't like him. But meanwhile it's just okay if "you all" disparage a white player. Your racism is just so evident that you should be ashamed.

"You guys are so blinkered it's frightening". Speak for yourself. Try taking the log our of your own eye before bothering about the splint in someone else's eye.

Talking about Einstein and your obvious lack of his genius, obviously (once again) you don't get the obvious point. As a matter of interest, my point - which for you needs careful explaining (like I had to do earlier in response to another of your 'brilliant', pointlessly disagreeable comments) - is that if we lose it won't do morale or our SR chances much good, so why take chances that don't need to be taken.

Kriel should play 12 meters away from the first team while they train

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"I have taken the decision to charge Dani Cipriani for not only looking like a coozer of the highest order in the picture on display but for displaying the actions of a squib of the dampest variety"

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You boys gotta get your facts straight...
Pierre Spies never used roids. He has a genetic condition causing an abnormal blood INR level. His dad died of it at a very early age. Causes Cor Pulmonale. Go look up the facts mate.

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They will, but you know it won't be as easy against the bigger teams.

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