LISTEN: Double Dose — Boks & Proteas to rock Saturday
We talk Boks and Proteas, who're both in action at their respective World Cup tournaments on Saturday — both against old rivals England.
It’s semifinal week at the Rugby World Cup in France as the scramble intensifies to ultimately raise the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup on 29 October in Paris. The Springboks face England and the All Blacks play Argentina.
After an unforeseen stumble against Tier-Two Netherlands, the Proteas have it all to do to redeem themselves when they face England in the Cricket World Cup in India this weekend in round-robin action.
Can South Africa dish out a double dose of misery to the English in two separate sporting codes in the same weekend?
Host Trevor Cramer is joined in studio by the Head of Citizen Sport Jacques van der Westhuyzen, who wears his rugby cap and on the Talking Point hotline by senior Citizen sports writer Wesley Botton, as they discuss the fortunes of the national sides in the two crossover sporting showpieces on the go right now.
Jacques shares his views on the wisdom of an unchanged Bok combination for the semifinal, we back-track slightly and re-live the epic quarterfinals, which could all in their own right have been finals, what areas on the battlefield will be decisive and we make a brave call on the semifinal outcomes.
Wesley examines the Proteas shortcomings after a shocker against the Netherlands and potential reasons for their lack of consistency, plays coach and offers some views on corrective action, the death bowling struggle, should Rob Walter be panicked into making wholesale changes and the perceived lack of interest in neutral matches by the Indian cricket public with the viability of the 50-over game under the microscope.
Plus…our popular FLOP and GOLD STAR of the Week feature.