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Duane Vermeulen (C) of the Vodacom Bulls unhappy about something during the Super Rugby Unlocked match between Emirates Lions and Vodacom Bulls at Emirates Airline Park on November 07, 2020 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Gordon Arons/Gallo Images)
Duane Vermeulen (C) of the Vodacom Bulls unhappy about something during the Super Rugby Unlocked match between Emirates Lions and Vodacom Bulls at Emirates Airline Park on November 07, 2020 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Gordon Arons/Gallo Images)

Do callers just get cold feet at the eleventh hour, or is there a strange, regular technical jinx on SuperRugby on Monday nights?

Maybe this just happens coincidentally on the nights I choose to watch it, but it is amazing how often public contributors of questions or theories (more often the latter!) to the Afrikaans weekly rugby chat show on SuperSport seem to go "dead" - with a long beeeeep - just as Kobus Wiese or whoever else may be anchoring the show is about to entertain their thoughts.

Of those who do get through, some can be long-winded … occasionally with the suspicion, to me, of being a sheet or two to the wind, although Big Kobus uses diplomatic good humour to curtail their passions when it becomes necessary.

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