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I did not like the choker tag on the ABs, as they have consistently produced over the years some brand of creative and entartaining rugby.
I would be reluctant to stick this tag on French as well.
Posted 09:57 06th February 2012
The Boks will be strong again!
Posted 09:25 06th February 2012
Carpelone, I must be a couch potatoe as well, as I agree with him..
Posted 08:11 06th February 2012
You are obviously a couch potato..
Posted 20:09 05th February 2012
Carpelone, irrespective of wether I am proud, or you disagree, the history books will show that the ABs won the 2011 rwc, Now we have 3 SH nations with 2 victorys, and the Poms with a solitary victory.
I wonder if now the choker jokes will be aimed at the French, having made 3 RWC finals and loosing all 3.
Posted 22:19 04th February 2012
If you are happy the way you won it, that's ok.
Just to remind.
I was not comfortable after 2007 final, because I thought we adopted a far too conservative gameplan.
But the 2011 RWC final is not something to be proud of.
Posted 20:35 04th February 2012
Carpelone, why was the final so contriversial?
I saw the ABS miss 3 or 4 kicks at goal in a 1st half they largely dominated.
Les Frogs pounced on a stupid mistake made by the same halfback who missed all the kicks at goal, and scored, the only time they looked like scoring.
Yes we could spend houres discussing referees interpretations of the law, but both sides could well feel they had decisions go against them.
I have watched that game again and again trying to find the countless injustices you and many others speak of, perhaps I am wearing rose coloured glasses, but I cannot see them, I watched again but with a Saffer Ref who lives not far from me, he can not see a biased referee.. Sour grapes?
Posted 19:17 04th February 2012
You won the RWC using your 4th choice number 10, but referee was 1st choice. LOL.
Despite the controversial final, I think at the end was deserved.
I am not a fan of Bulls' gameplan, however there is more balance and knowledge of what the players can bring.
I am quite confident that he can bring the Boks where they belong (i.e. consistently thrashing the Wallabies and having a 50%+ record with the ABs).
Only time will tell.
Posted 08:56 04th February 2012
Meyer's language, alone, is reason enough to get optimistic about the Boks again. As a coach, all you have are your words. Your plans and ideas are revealed through your words. So, when you compare PDV's language to Meyer's choice of words, one stark contrast is obvious: Meyer is a winner. And, you can't teach what you don't know.
Posted 07:36 04th February 2012
Jaystarr, we just won the RWC using our 4th choice number 10.
So depth does not seem to be as big an issue as you alude to.
2ndly, you call PDV a wack job, yet you yourself were singing his praises not that long ago.
Yes both teams will have to start afresh this coming season, if anything Aus are in the better position than either of us on that front.
If Mr Meyer tries to play the same gameplan he has stuck with at the Bulls, I believe he and the Boks will struggle, Or of as we all hope he is smarter than that, it will be very interesting.
Posted 01:53 04th February 2012
I mean that PdV would be a nice add-on to your coaching staff, you and all the rugby brotherhood would have enjoyed to learn some drops of wisdom about why to rest somebody and why others are injured. He is comedian, and you may have liked him.
Capability of laughing about yourself makes you a better man. Obviously, we saffas are better men after for your of opinions from unexpected perspective.
Posted 13:45 03rd February 2012
Carpelone, I take rugby too seriously?
This website is for rugby fans, ie, people who take rugby seriously.
Having read some of your comments, I could be forgiven for thinking you do not take it all thet seriously, or in fact watch it. lol
Rugby is a large part of the culture of Kiwis, and Saffers I think. Taking the game seriously is a part of who we are. Thanks for the complement.
Posted 09:04 03rd February 2012
This forum is not for teaching politics to anybody, and I found this extremely arrogant from you. Just stick to rugby, if you can.
Ireland dominated the Boks?? What are you smoking?? Last year, a second string Boks' side landed a much more comfortable win at Aviva that New Zealand got.
I hope that you will try to be more factual when you post.
Posted 16:15 02nd February 2012
I agree with you on refs. I see two major areas apart from the breakdown in which referees can be helped. Offside (4 touch judges instead of 2) and Scrum (no resets, free kicks or penalty kicks at the first occasion, more responsability on the defending scrum).
Breakdown, with the current interpretaions of the Laws, will be always messy. Now that the ABs got the title, I would hope for a more orthodox interpretation.
Posted 13:52 30th January 2012
Lots of people on here fearful that the 'boks under Meyer will be a carbon copy of the Bulls under Meyer, but... did Meyer set out to create a 1950's-NZ dreary Bulls side & happen to win a championship, or did he analyse the players available to him & realise that if they played to thier strengths they were a championship side & who cares if they're 1950's-NZ dreary?
Given the short lead-in time to his first assignment you'd assume that the 'boks who take on Ringinland will be similar in makeup & style to the RWC side, but hopefully we may see a more expansive game emerge during the 4N & NH tour.
As an AB fan I'd love to see the 'boks go back to the outdated 10-man style. As a rugby fan I'd prefer them to be a little more adventurous.
Posted 19:18 29th January 2012
You take rugby too seriously......It is just a game..
Posted 16:22 29th January 2012
The question surely is did Meyer set out to create a Bulls side of 1950's-NZ drearyness in search of a title, or did he look at the players available to him & realise that if they played to their strengths they were a chance for a title & who would care that they were 1950's-NZ dreary?
As an AB fan I hope he sticks to the outdated 10-man style many on here fear he will revert to; as a fan of the game I hope he doesn't.
I expect he'll have little option but to stick with the 10-man approach against England so as to kick off his tenure with a win but hopefully we'll see a more expansive game emerge during the 4N & NH tour.
Posted 22:47 28th January 2012
However, this news made my day. He will be far better than PdV.
In addition, a mate of mine brought me some supply of billtong, so I am reasonably happy
Posted 17:22 28th January 2012
Just joking mate. After all your posts pro New Zealand and pro referees, I thought you were a lost case
Posted 16:57 28th January 2012
Before posting again, please take your primary school certificate. Jugding from this post, I would not happen so soon
Posted 16:27 28th January 2012
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