Just not trying

Just not trying

By: Robert van der Valk

Did the Springboks deserve to win the rugby World Cup?

President Mbeki remarked that the players were so big they could easily replace his presidential guard.

What a remarkable feat for the Boks to come out tops in the Rugby World Cup. But how on earth did we do it, given the parlous state of the game in this country, and our dismal record against any meaningful opposition? Good team selection and a careful game plan counted for plenty of course, but the key factor, actually, was massive luck – the luck that saw the team escape facing any really serious contenders.

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Submitted by : Marshall Brady of Johannesburg on 2008-06-20 08:24:03
That's intelligible...
Submitted by : Marshall Brady of Johannesburg on 2008-06-20 08:22:51
I find it hard to believe that van der Valk wrote this. I read his book - his writing style is barely intelligable while this resembles English.
Submitted by : SHEILA MMUSI of SOVENGA on 2008-05-03 08:29:30
"Half drunk" viewers? Indeed - buts that's BEFORE the game. Status rapidly progresses to "highly moribund" during the 2nd half. Thereafter we take the Quad for a little ride...


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