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Our weekend rugby predictions

07 September 2012, 08:25

So round three of the Rugby Championship rolls around this weekend and not a moment too soon. We’ve grown tired of croaking cricketers and problematic paralympians.

From the kings of the cricketing world to choking chops, it wasn’t pretty and just wasn’t cricket, either.  Our Proteas did hit some much-needed form though in their last game.

And although God’s special children are racking up the medals tally in London, there’s only so much wheelchair fencing one can watch – notwithstanding a few hair-raising moments in shooting, archery and javelin.  Having said that, our team winning so many medals has been like sweet music to our ears, in a ‘Ba-boomer-wang-wang’ sort of way.

So let’s get to the weekend’s big games then:

First up, it’s the All Blacks at home in Wellington to Los Pumas. The Argentinians, new to this tournament and still fighting for their first win, have their work cut out for them against Bryce Lawrence’s world champions.

Our prediction:  The All Blacks by a hundred and plenty.

Onto the game of the weekend, and Heineken Meyer’s new Bok outfit needs to up their game if they’re to pull off a much-needed win against the Aussies.  On the up side, at least it’s a home game for the Boks in Perth.

Whilst Bergie and I don’t have consensus on the exact number of Bulls vs. Stormers players represented in the Bok squad, we do both agree that our team’s a little Shark-heavy which leads to no small amount of angst ahead of Saturday’s game - the Boks can ill afford another choke.

Ruan Pienaar starting at scrumhalf brings a welcome change, where he’s sure to feed excellent ball off that back of the scrums and rucks to Morne ‘where’s my GPS?’ Steyn.

There is some concern with Habana on the right wing and we hope he remembers to pass the ball infield to his left. Likewise, with Hougaard now moved out to left wing, we hope he doesn’t bass every ball back to Morne Steyn. No we mean that, please don’t!

If Morne’s Tom-Tom does go on the blink again, we’re hoping that young Johan Goosen gets a run.

Our prediction:  Unless they bring Tiaan Liebenberg and Flo on within the first half hour this team is doomed.  In fact without Andries Bekker I shudder to think what will happen - (okay Bergie, that’s about enough of your pro-Province propaganda). 

Not sure what Heineken was thinking introducing Hougaard in place of Mvovo.  Doesn’t he know that the left wing belongs to the ANC and it’s no place for a white boy?  The green and gold will have to resort to skulduggery against the Checkers packets if they want to win.  Suggest eye-gouging and testicle ripping tactics, and with at least one yellow-card-du-Plessis-brother in the team, this can be achieved if done discreetly – Wobblies by 5?

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