Video SBW Red Card vs Lions 2017 Wellington | Sonny Bill Williams tackle on Watson | First All Black sent off since 1967

This SBW tackle on Watson (VIDEO BELOW) saw the All Blacks centre red carded in their game against the British and Irish Lions on 1 July, 2017. SBW’s no arms challenge on Watson caught the latter in the face and referee Jerome Garces decided to send him off. Sonny-Bill is the first All Black to be red carded since 1967 Continue reading “Video SBW Red Card vs Lions 2017 Wellington | Sonny Bill Williams tackle on Watson | First All Black sent off since 1967”

Ihaia West Try vs British & Irish Lions 2017 for Blues- Luatua and SBW offload

Here is Ihaia West’s try vs BIL, the winning try for the Auckland Blues in their clash against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park. West’s try vs Lions was set up by two magical offloads from Steven Luatua and Sonny Bill Williams and an equally good take in the air from Michael Collins before the move began Continue reading “Ihaia West Try vs British & Irish Lions 2017 for Blues- Luatua and SBW offload”

Who will be Bok 10 vs France? South Africa fly half vs Les Bleus to be Jantjies

After today’s announcement of the Bok squad to take on France, it appears that South Africa coach Allister Coetzee has placed ALL his flyhalf eggs in the Elton Jantjies basket.

Jantjies is the ONLY established No.10 in the squad. Frans Steyn can provide cover at a pinch, but most of his experience at that position came in the 2014 Super Rugby season when he stood in for the injured Patrick Lambie. Dillyn Leyds played 10 in the Stormers’ most recent Super Rugby game at the Blues, but his position is more likely to be at full back.

It is a somewhat surprising decision, given that Jantjies’ performances with Coetzee at the helm have been mediocre to put it mildly, both in his brief stint with the Stormers and last year with the Boks.

To be fair to AC, one could argue that his hands are tied, with Lambie out due to concussion and Handre Pollard injured. Kings flyhalf Lionel Cronje has been named in the A-squad. Continue reading “Who will be Bok 10 vs France? South Africa fly half vs Les Bleus to be Jantjies”

Warren Whiteley named 58th Springbok Captain- Bok Squad to face France 2017- 31 Man Roster

Golden Lions eighthman Warren Whiteley has been named by coach Allister Coetzee as South Africa’s 58th rugby captain after the retirement of Adriaan Strauss.

While Whiteley has excelled at Super Rugby level and possesses excellent communication and leadership skills, there are a few who still doubt whether he is South Africa’s best option at 8, with his performances not quite at the level of what Duane Vermeulen produced at test level for the Boks. The Stormers loose forward was one of the best players during the Heyneke Meyer era before his departure to French outfit Toulon.

Vermeulen is one of four overseas players included in this squad, with the others being Steven Kitshoff, Francois Hougaard and Frans Steyn.

The Golden Lions (9) and Stormers (7) make up half the squad, with the Bulls (5), Sharks (4), Overseas (4) and Cheetahs (2) finishing the 31 member list. Continue reading “Warren Whiteley named 58th Springbok Captain- Bok Squad to face France 2017- 31 Man Roster”