JOHANNESBURG — Cyril Ramaphosa heads off to London with the SA delegation to present South Africa’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Since the host nation’s head of state traditionally declares the tournament open, you’ve got to wonder if Cyril has the image of himself doing the honours should things go his way at the ANC Elective Conference in December. There’s a lot at stake for the South African team.
JOHANNESBURG — There was a lot wrong with the Springbok team that suffered the worst defeat in South African international rugby history against New Zealand last Saturday, but the scrumhalf and wing positions were particularly vulnerable. Ross Cronjé has been in an out of the team through injury or illness and Francois Hougaard just hasn’t been up to international standard of late. He’s never really been able to command the Springbok number 9 jersey.
The Springbok camp is trying to put a brave face on that record drubbing handed out by the All Blacks in Albany on Saturday. The 57-0 defeat is the lowest of all lows in Springbok rugby, yet coach Allister Coetzee suggested that there were “passages of great defence” and “passages of attack”. What he’s not saying is that these passages were extremely brief and extremely limited in number.
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