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Jan 14, 2023, 16:01

Stade France vs Lions on now....Lions leading 0-7....but why are the Lions playing in Vetkoekpaleis kit?

Jan 14, 2023, 19:36

Money I guess.

In this professional sport world of today nothing counts if you are sponsored.

Pity.

Jan 14, 2023, 19:51

Thinking of sponsorships and the monetization that ruins the direction of sporting codes, I can't help but think of Captain Amazing from Mystery Men...

Corporate-Sponsored Superhero - TV Tropes

And Wayne's World...


Jan 14, 2023, 23:48

Wotsa score please

Jan 15, 2023, 02:41

They lost 17-7...got carded twice in short succession., game over...:(

but the Sharks beat Bordeaux very well in the Heineken Champions Cup - 32-3:)

Jan 15, 2023, 03:04

Lions kit was lost by the airline they used. Away kit clashed with Stade hence the reason they used that kit.

Jan 15, 2023, 10:26

Well it was something different for sure.:D...thanks for the info.

Jan 17, 2023, 12:31

Lions were crap

Coetzee at 15 was pathetic as was Landsberg at lock

Alberts needs to retire

Lombard at 10 was piss poor

Jan 20, 2023, 22:22

Lyon vs Bools...7-0

Jan 20, 2023, 22:24

Bismarck looking like a 80's TV police detective ...or porn star...

Jan 20, 2023, 22:24

10-0

Jan 20, 2023, 22:39

38 yo Bissie being a real nuisance on the deck...

Jan 20, 2023, 22:55

17-0:ermm:

Jan 20, 2023, 22:58

Bulle is K@K vanaand. 

Jan 20, 2023, 23:31

Bismarck looking like a 80's TV police detective ...or porn star...:)

Haha


Jan 21, 2023, 00:58

Why the fuck did the Bulls not select their best side given the importance of the game

They needed a point to automatically qualify for the last 16

Fucking Jake is a prime idiot

Yes he was not there but he makes the selection calls

On a positive note I really like Ruan Vermaak at 4 for the Bulls. Two big physical games in a row for him now

I knew he was good, I liked the look of him at the Lions but they hardly used him

Jan 21, 2023, 09:45

Whole day of rugby today...with the SA sides in the Heineken, the competition has become much more interesting for me, even if the SA sides are not involved.

Jan 21, 2023, 15:43

Sharks struggling against Quins...21-8 after 25m, it's raining penalties against them.

Jan 21, 2023, 15:45

21-13:D

Jan 21, 2023, 15:47

21- 15:D:D

Jan 21, 2023, 15:49

24-25:(

Jan 21, 2023, 16:00

Etzebeth haha what a try!

24-22


Jan 21, 2023, 16:04

Eben jou LEGENDE!!!

Jan 21, 2023, 15:59

24-22:D:D:D

Jan 21, 2023, 16:05

Halfway

Jan 21, 2023, 16:19

29-22.plenty points

Jan 21, 2023, 16:23

Daar groet my krag.:(...tot sesuur.

Jan 21, 2023, 18:18

 Leinster vs Racing is quite a good game...Racing haning on 7-5, but one feels the dam is going any time.

Jan 21, 2023, 18:40

7- 10...Racing not dead yet.

Jan 21, 2023, 18:50

12-10

Jan 21, 2023, 18:53

What a kick Gelant!!!

Jan 21, 2023, 18:56

Racing can't stay down...great perseverance!!@

Jan 21, 2023, 21:39

lekke WiePie!!!!

Jan 21, 2023, 22:58

Well done Stormers....Happy to see Jean luc du Plessis back....impressive start after long layoff....Dan du Plessis is growing in stature and a great 12.....Roos also showed his strength....what,s happened to the bulls? Compared to last season, there is something off....smart try from Eben :D

Jan 22, 2023, 01:08

Roos is just a different animal.

Jan 22, 2023, 01:48

I saw Wolhuter starting for tje Stormers in two games and then vanished from sight due to injury,  Liked what I saw of him last night.   

Roos when he came on from the bench was huge in the game.    

Jan 22, 2023, 13:46

All 8 URC teams through to the last 16 as compared to 5 Gallagher Premiership Teams and 3 Top 14. Bodes well for the URC as a league.

If Munster pull off a win today which is unlikely Stormers will be playing the Bulls at home in the last 16.

If Toulouse beat Munster which is likely than its Bulls will have to travel to face them in the last 16.

Stormers will then either have Munster or Montpellier at home.

Most likely the Sharks will drop a position today after the Edinburgh Saracens match and will most likely have the Ospreys at home who I suspect will also drop one place toady.

You would fancy Stormers and Shark to make the quarters but I think the Bull won't go beyond the last 16.

Jan 22, 2023, 16:58

Stormers has got a flyhalf headache. 

Libbok, Kade, Jean Luc, Sasha, Willemse. 

For years we had to suffer with Peter Grant or Chris Russouw. Now all of sudden we have to bring 4 flyhalves into the match day 22

Jan 22, 2023, 18:12

Monster making a game of it.

Jan 23, 2023, 08:33


31/01/02 MAR

Saracens

v

Ospreys

R16 TBC / à confirmer,

Stade Rochelais

v

Gloucester Rugby

R16 TBC / à confirmer,

Leinster Rugby

v

Ulster Rugby

R16 TBC / à confirmer,

Leicester Tigers

v

Edinburgh Rugby

R16 TBC / à confirmer,

Stade Toulousain

v

Vodacom Bulls

R16 TBC / à confirmer,

Exeter Chiefs

v

Montpellier Hérault Rugby

R16 TBC / à confirmer,

Cell C Sharks

v

Munster Rugby

R16 TBC / à confirmer,

DHL Stormers

v

Harlequins

R16 TBC / à confirmer,

Jan 23, 2023, 14:21

Count the Bulls out at your own peril.


Jan 23, 2023, 20:23

I hope the bulls can get there form back....they might also be missing the leadership from Marcelle Coetzee....won't count them out either.....Lions and Sharks are also still in with a chance?

Jan 23, 2023, 20:52

Steep hill for the Bulls, but they pulled it off vs Leinster in Ire last season...

Jan 23, 2023, 21:04

Bulls have talented players....Grobbelaar is my favourite....Jake hopefully have some good plans to get Bulls back on track...

Jan 23, 2023, 21:11

Jake is a fucking idiot who keeps selecting under strength sides - no more so than the all important game this last weekend where the Bulls needed a result to qualify for the last 16 in the Champions Cup

If a coach can’t work out which of the two tournaments to prioritise he should fuck off

The Bulls were crap over the weekend, their scrum got destroyed and there was far too much possession conceded through poor handling or aimless kicking

The Sharks were bloody disappointing against Quin’s

Stormers did us proud, with the Lions only just managing to do the same, conceding a massive first half lead

Jan 23, 2023, 21:22

The sharks were not on there game but Thomas was solid in the scrum I thought....really getting better @ Tighthead....should get more game time in bok games....Vincent koch is not necessarily better.

Jan 23, 2023, 22:13

Agreed Thomas is a great tighthead and better option than Koch, given he is younger and great in effecting turnovers

Jan 23, 2023, 22:19

Too many teams to follow. But also scary to think how good these teams have become with the advent of professionalism. 

A B team Exeter team can beat the boks a side. 

A off coloured French team can give an overhyped bulls team a hiding. 

Harlequins put over on the only SA team with the most boks, playing against no less than 3 SA players and boks with some current England stars. 

Would a Super rugby team from 10 years ago be able to beat the European teams of today. Maybe, but just look at the condition of these players. They are all athletes and bulked up. Playing a better brand of attacking rugby

Jan 23, 2023, 23:10

I thoroughly enjoyed the Quins / Sharks match actually ! 

Jan 23, 2023, 23:17

Yeah was a good game....Esterhuizen was really good for Harlequins and also Stephan Lewis old Sharks player....even scored a try....Quins deserved to win and the SA players in there Squad, really gives them a edge :D

Jan 23, 2023, 23:24

Oh yes, it would be the SA’s not players like Smith, Murley and Davids who make the difference ;)  

By the way, the Sharks are my SA team. Supported them since they were Natal :) 

Jan 23, 2023, 23:26

But off course Becs, they also played a Vital role :D

Jan 23, 2023, 23:26

:D

Jan 23, 2023, 23:36

Yeah yeah :) 

Jan 28, 2023, 15:00

Stormers and Bulls both got Rugby Lessons this WE....Congrats Scarletts and Ulster....well deserved wins.

Jan 28, 2023, 16:25

Geez, Stormers got smoked.

Eina!

Jan 28, 2023, 16:32

Ulster away was always gonna be near impossible to win...pity about the margin though.

Jan 28, 2023, 21:26

Brave Guppies hold on to beat Edinburgh 22-19

Jan 28, 2023, 22:47

That was an enjoyable game.

Jan 29, 2023, 14:23

The Sharks showed alot of grid....man they tackled like monsters....even Fassi, that is not the best defender, defended well.....congrats Sharks.

 
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