The Boks have managed to put a smile on the nation’s citizens with a solid 46-6 against Samoa, but was it enough to restore our faith them in the 2015 Rugby World Cup? Our captain Jean de Villiers was so shocked with the win that his jaw dropped and broke *lol*, on a serious note Jean de Villiers sustained an injury to his jaw and which will brought his participation in the World Cup to an end. Jean has also called it quits to his rugby career. The win against Samoa put us in second place in the group standings, we’ve also moved up a notch to fifth place in the rankings. The question is who’s going to lead us to the promise land since we lost our skipper?
The CAF specialists Orlando Pirates did it again this past weekend as they won 1-0 against the mighty Al Ahly, when no one gave them a chance after they lost 4-1 against to their counterparts Zamalek. Scrappy win or not the country was well represented they now need a draw or a win to advance to the final.
Our Bulls have gotten back to winning ways with a so called scrappy win after a 17-13 win against Sharks. They currently lie 2nd on the log and will be looking to continue rebuilding their winning streak again.
TUT were handed the Varsity Cup by people who counted it’s chickens before they hatched. Despite scoring first UWC(University of Western Cape) used their home ground advantage to come from behind and win by 2-1, better luck next time boys. TUT ladies showed the boys how it should be done by doing the opposite carbon copy winning 2-1 against the ladies of UWC to retain their Varsity Cup.
The PSL action continued this past weekend and Keegan Dolly has managed to cool down Sundowns supporters who wanted to get a piece of Pitso a week ago, when he scored a brace to seal a 2-0 against Cosmos. Matsatsantsa lost 3-1 to Dikwena(Platinum Stars) seems like Gordon is in trouble. Tuks also lost 2-0 against Celtic, Chiefs and Ajax shared points with a 1-1 draw. The other results are as follows Aces 4-1 Maritzburg, FS Stars 0-0 Wits, Chippa 2-1 Polokwane.
In other news…
Stuart Baxter is in the country and rumor has it he’s about to take under fire coaches like Pitso and Gordon to unemployment-ville, despite denying it where there’s smoke there’s fire. The Proteas Indian tour is already plagued by injuries with Albie Morkel replacing David Wiese and Rilee Russouw will also be replaced by debutant Khaya Zondo. Our Boy Cameron van der Burgh won gold on both the 50m and 100m breaststroke at the FINA World Cup Hong Kong leg.
What to look forward to…
The Telkom Knockout Cup is starting this coming weekend and some will get knocked out. Pirates will travel to Egypt to play Al Ahly in their second leg CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday(04-10-2015). The FINA World Cup Beijing leg will continue on Tuesday(29-09-2015) and Wednesday(30-09-2015), followed by the Singapore leg on Saturday(03-09-2015) and Sunday(04-09-2015). The Proteas are on tour in India and will play the T20 series first, with the first match starting on Friday(02-10-2015) and the second match on Monday(05-10-2015). The Bulls will play Eastern Province Kings on Friday(02-10-2015). The Boks will play Scotland in their third match of the World Cup on Saturday(03-10-2015).
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Edited By: K