Ruckers Forum | Sports Forum | Sport Games | Football | Rugby | Cricket | International sports forum with the latest sports opinions and discussions from around the world. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:27:56 GMT What the F is JJ Doing in the ODI squad to play Oz He is shit he is out of his depth ... Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:00:00 GMT Third T20I Game between Australia and South Africa The game starts at 18:00 SA time and is at Newlands.   Bavuma did not pass his fitness test, but Klaasen did.I expect Klaasen to replace Van Biljon, but the rest of the team is likely to be retained,   There are in fact two squad players who are on thin ice and that is Hendriks and Du Plessis,   Further failures would leave them on thin ice.        ... Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:00:00 GMT Rugby and the Coronavirus So what is the impact of the spreading of the Coronaviris on the rugby programs this year,The Virus has spread to other countries and the threat of further spreading and deaths and disease is a real problem affecting the rugby competitions worldwide.  So lets summarize the situation briefly:-6-NationsThere has been reports that the virus has affected cases in especially Northern Italy and dea... Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:00:00 GMT Jannes Kirsten looking good for Exeter If a rugby team was comprised entirely of locks, the Boks would never be beaten. Our other strong positions are hooker, loosehead prop, scrum half and wing. But nothing compares with our ability to produce test level locks. ... Tue, 25 Feb 2020 22:00:00 GMT Scoring of runs by the Proteas In going through the media on cricket I came across the following article that our dear Idiot Speaker Mozart ignore in his constant attacks on De Kock:-"Among many questions the South African team will be asking ahead of the third T20 International against Australia tomorrow, will be the following: Can anyone else besides Quinton de Kock score some big runs please? It was De Kock who scored f... Mon, 24 Feb 2020 22:00:00 GMT Rugby world cup final 2019 John mitchell said it was like boys against men ... Sun, 23 Feb 2020 22:00:00 GMT Bothersome things in selection of Protea players, There are some facts that we must accept in recent developments and we are far away from where SA cricket should be - so let us look at some of those:-The Captaincy IssueThis has been around now for a while now and has been bothersome.   The problem was two-fold and relates to - *   the weird situation that Du Plessis could not win tosses to save his life; amd *   the real s... Sun, 23 Feb 2020 22:00:00 GMT Australian Rugby in a mess The following from News 24:- "Rugby Australia named former Wallaby Paul McLean as temporary chairperson on Monday, edging out his predecessor Cameron Clyde early amid tense talks on a new broadcast rights deal. Clyne announced in November he would be stepping down but had intended to stay on until the end of next month, when the governing body holds its annual general meeting and is ex... Sun, 23 Feb 2020 22:00:00 GMT Farrell’s cynical holding of Stampkar deserved a card. This ridiculous BS where players clearly without the ball and unattached to the ruck are tackled by opponents has become absurd. Stamp tried to  slap away Farrell’s hand, but he wouldn’t be denied....he held on as Stamp staggered away. Then there appeared to be a debate as to who was at fault!Utter nonsense.....tackling a player without the ball is  against the rules. When it’s done cy... Sun, 23 Feb 2020 22:00:00 GMT Ireland lose again against a physical opponent. The Irish were fragile in the scrums, indecisive on the kicks including two tries gifted to the Poms....and incapable of fashioning any backline penetration. It’s a movie we have seen several times in the last year.There are chronic issues in this Irish team. Murray has gone from the best scrum half in  the world at the time of the Lions’ tour, to a pretty ordinary player.Sexton is worse, bum... Sun, 23 Feb 2020 22:00:00 GMT