Editorials
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27 Sep 2021
5:29 am

Proof that rugby is alive and well

Editorials

The end result of the Springboks - All Blacks match was a reflection of a cracker of a game which could have gone either way.

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies is back in the Springbok squad for the Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks this weekend. Picture: Richard Huggard/Gallo Images

A positive that rugby fans could take away from Saturday’s loss by the Springboks to the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship was that the South Africans didn’t virtually roll over and play dead ... as they did against Australia. The Boks brought their “A-game” to Townsville. But the reality is that the default for the All Blacks is an “A-game” ... and that to beat them, you have to bring your “A+ game”. That, sadly, we did not do. As former Boks Schalk Burger and Odwa Ndungane noted in the post-match analysis on SuperSport, this was a game which...