Very special from the Boks on Saturday at Loftus … I always thought that the entire team would flourish with a flyhalf less inclined to kick, and more inclined to take the ball up or look to get his backline away. And so it came to be. Francois Louw was outstanding, as was Duane Vermeulen … With the resultant good ball and a flyhalf keen to play a little rugby, top team man and perhaps the hardest worker in world rugby, Bryan Habana, thrived …

More Bok comment to come on Monday, though … For now a look at all the weekend’s results and logs …

Rugby Championship results:
Argentina 15 – 54 New Zealand
South Africa 31 – 8 Australia

Rugby Championship log:
New Zealand Pld:5 W:5 Pts:21
South Africa Pld:5 W:2 Pts:12
Australia Pld:5 W:2 Pts:8
Argentina Pld:5 W:0 Pts:3

New Zealand have an unassailable lead, and are the inaugural Rugby Championship winners!

Currie Cup results:
Western Province 9 – 22 Golden Lions
Free State 35 – 20 Griquas
Sharks 13 – 12 Blue Bulls

Log:
Golden Lions Pld:8 W:6 Pts:28
Sharks Pld:8 W:5 Pts:25
Western Province Pld:8 W:4 Pts:20
Free State Pld:8 W:3 Pts:17
Griquas Pld:8 W:3 Pts:15
Blue Bulls Pld:8 W:3 Pts:14

Club rugby results:
WP Super League A: Durbell 49-17 Hamiltons
Maties win the league, Villagers and False Bay are relegated

Currie Cup 1st div results:
Leopards 20 – 23 Eastern Province
SWD 45 – 11 Valke
Pumas 29 – 39 Griffons
Boland 43 – 24 Border

Currie Cup 1st div log:
Eastern Province Pld:14 W:12 Pts:62
Pumas Pld:14 W:9 Pts:50
Griffons Pld:14 W:9 Pts:48
Leopards Pld:14 W:8 Pts:44
SWD Pld:14 W:8 Pts:43
Boland Pld:14 W:3 Pts:30
Valke Pld:14 W:3 Pts:23
Border Pld:14 W:0 Pts:11

1st division semi finals:
Fri 05 Oct 2012
14:00 Eastern Province vs Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
16:30 Pumas vs Griffons, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

U21 results:
Griquas 31 – 43 EP
Free State 32 – 32 Lions
Leopards 27 – 33 Blue Bulls
Sharks 27 – 6 Western Province
SWD 30 – 10 Valke
Pumas 43 – 40 Griffons

U21 log:
Blue Bulls 41
Sharks 37
WP 31
Leopards 26
Free State 25
Lions 22
Border 9

Aviva Premiership results:
Bath 31 – 10 Sale
Leicester 30 – 8 Exeter
Northampton 24 – 6 Wasps
Worcester 35 – 11 London Irish

Top14 results:
Montpellier 19 – 12 Castres
Perpignan 15 – 6 Mont de Marsan
Agen 19 – 15 Bordeaux-Begles
Toulouse 32 – 9 Toulon
Grenoble 27 – 13 Racing Metro Paris
Clermont Auvergne 28 – 25 Stade Francais

3 Comments

  1. Agree with your sentiments Tank – vast improvement – loosies were outstanding. Goosen showed he can develop into the “general” that the “Boks” have been crying out for – Personally I did not like De Villiers captaincy when substituting Goosen after 2 kicks even though Pienaar was successful. Either he is the kicker or he isn’t.
    Good win but not the time to get carried away – Aussies were terrible.
    Villagers by the way can if they want apply a bye law which can keep them up – however it will probably cause such a political war.

    1. I believe Goosen’s injured left heel prevented him from kicking … Hence Pienaar taking over … Would love to know more about this bylaw that Village could use??

  2. Each Super league club must field an U21 team for every fixture, otherwise they lose a point for every unfulfilled fixture. One of the clubs does not field an U21 team which adds up to a lot of points.
    Thanks for hi lighting the kicking scenario.

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