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Does anybody really care?

The Springboks versus the Wallabies on Saturday in Brisbane is very low key, yes even more than usual.

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Who really cares about this year's Rugby Championship, which is shortened due to the 'holy grail' only a few months away.

The reason, other than Rugby League and AFL being in full swing, BrisVegas is this week abuzz because of the Reds!

No not the Rugby Union team. Liverpool red. Liverpool is playing the Brisbane Roar Friday, also at Suncorp.

AussieBoer really don't care about the Championship 2015.

However, like Heyneke Meyer, I also want the Boks to win every Test, especially ones where I attend.

Reds, but also the Wallabies.

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The Boks struggle at Suncorp, or the 'fortress', as it is known not only for the Reds, but also the Wallabies.

Suncorp has a similar vibe as the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

At Suncorp (previously Lang Park) the Springboks have only tasted success twice in nine visits.

However, the Boks' only victory over the Wallabies was 2013, when the Boks 'tied that Wallaby down sport' – smashing them 38-12.

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The other victory was when the Boks beat Samoa in the 2003 World cup.

That game was more infamous for Joost van der Westhuizen's 'hospital pass' to Derrick Hougaard and Brian 'chiropractor' Lima made spare ribs of 'Liefling'!

The Boks played at Ballymore once, losing 20-28 on the first tour after readmission in 1993.

James Small became the first Bok to be send off, just pointed by ref to leave the field as no red cards were used those days.

Who will forget Brent 'pocket rocket' Russell's try sprinting down the sideline at the Gabba, although the Boks lost 27-38.

In the amateur games the Boks did paint Brisbane 'red', winning both Tests at the Exhibition ground in 1966 and 1971.

The lowest point, the 0-49 humiliation of Jake White's Boks and highlighted by the poor excuse of Jaco van der Westhuizen trying to convince Paul Honiss that he attempted a drop-goal and didn't knock the ball on!

Eish, what a sad day for all Bok supporters

Eish, what a sad day for all Bok supporters.

My desk was decorated the Monday when I arrived at work!

I had to watch Dr Phil for months to somewhat get over it!

It seems Quade Cooper and Will Genia might get the nod to show if they still have it. This will be a great call by Michael Cheika to unleash them at their 'house'.

Will Matt Toomua or Oz's forgotten son Matt Giteau get the No.12 jumper?

Will Pat Lambie or Handré Pollard start?

AussieBoer is very excited to see Damian de Allende and Jess Kriel getting a first Test paring start on Saturday.

With injuries to various Bok players and Suncorp, my heart says Bokke, but, mind says the Wallabies.

It will be a close game.

Let's hope the beer at the Caxton Hotel will taste sweeter after than before!

PS: Rain is predicted for Saturday. However; is ever there is a job where you can be wrong daily and still keep your job.

AussieBoer (Kevin D)

@rugby365com

 

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