FNB Shimlas stun FNB Wits in their backyard

FNB WITS (21) vs FNB UFS-SHIMLAS (26)
The FNB Varsity Cup Presented by Steinhoff International kicked off in Johannesburg, with a mouthwatering clash between FNB Wits and FNB UFS at rather wet Wits Rugby Stadium. FNB UFS lived up to their favourites tag, as they managed to stun FNB Wits 21-26, in a game that could have gone either way. The game carried a lot of excitement around campus as students returned to back their boytjies.

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In anticipation of SARU persisting with Allister Coetzee as Springbok coach…

If you ever wanted to get SARU’s attention – get them to pay attention to you the Springbok fan – the only way would be through your wallet. Some things you could do to make your voice heard:

Choosing alternatives to the Springbok’s main sponsors if you are in the market for their products: Blue Label Telecoms and Asics.

Downgrading your DSTV package. The easiest thing to do with potentially the greatest impact. There’s no need to cancel your subscription entirely, just downgrade to the cheapest package (EasyView R29pm) which then gives you the option of upgrading temporarily at any point and then downgrading again after a minimum period of 1 month. You can do this all online with a minimum of effort and save yourself thousands of rands in the process. Email them HERE to let them know why you downgraded.

Not buying any official Springbok merchandise – this includes jerseys (have you seen how much they cost these days??), gifts, tickets to the Springbok Experience.

Not attending the live matches. The host unions will put pressure on SARU on your behalf. The upcoming French series will be lost at the following venues:

  • 10 June: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
  • 17 June: Kings Park, Durban
  • 24 June: Ellis Park, Johannesburg

Saturday 19 Nov 15:00 Italy v South Africa

Predictions

Rob (Ou Grote): Italy by 1
James (Ou Grote): SA by 11
Gary Lemke: SA by 16
Jon Cardinelli: SA by 25
Craig Lewis: SA by 17
Sportsbet: SA
Sportingbet: SA
Bet.coza: SA

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Teboho Mohoje, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Johan Goosen.

Sat 12 November 15:30 – England v South Africa (Twickenham)

Predictions:
Rob (Ou Grote): England by 20
James (Ou Grote): England by 11
Gary Lemke: England by 6
Jon Cardinelli: England by 10
Craig Lewis: England by 10
Mark Keohane: England by 15
The Money Man: England 35 – 9 SA
Sportsbet: England
Sportingbet: England
Bet.coza: England

Squad for the Tests against England, Italy and Wales:

Johan Goosen, Pat Lambie, Ruan Combrinck, Sergeal Petersen, Willie le Roux, Jesse Kriel, Lionel Mapoe, Francois Venter, Bryan Habana, JP Pietersen, Damian de Allende, Elton Jantjies, Faf de Klerk, Rudy Paige, Piet van Zyl

Warren Whiteley, Teboho Mohoje, Roelof Smit, Willem Alberts, Jaco Kriel, Jean-Luc du Preez, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Franco Mostert, Vincent Koch, Steven Kitshoff, Jannie du Plessis, Trevor Nyakane, Tendai Mtawarira, Adriaan Strauss (capt), Bongi Mbonambi, Malcolm Marx

Squad for the Barbarians match:

Cheslin Kolbe, Jamba Ulengo, Jesse Kriel, Rohan Janse van Rensburg, Sergeal Petersen, Ruan Combrinck, Francois Venter, Damian de Allende, Tian Schoeman, Pat Lambie, Rudy Paige, Faf de Klerk, Piet van Zyl

Nizaam Carr, Roelof Smit, Uzair Cassiem, Jean-Luc du Preez, Oupa Mohoje, Eben Etzebeth, Pieter-Steph du Toit, RG Snyman, Lood de Jager, Lourens Adriaanse, Trevor Nyakane, Thomas du Toit, Lizo Gqoboka, Tendai Mtawarira, Adriaan Strauss, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi

2017/05/13 22h40 Jaguares v Force (Estadio Jose Amalfitani Buenos Aires)

Predictions

Rob (Ou Grote): Jaguares by 19
James (Ou Grote): Jaguares by 22
Gary (Ou Grote): Jaguares by 28
Bet Chimps (Tipsters): Force by 7
Footyforecaster (Algorithm): Jaguares by 10
Sportingbet (Betting): Jaguares
Bet.coza (Betting): Jaguares
Sportsbet (Betting): Jaguares


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Saturday 22 October 16:00 Cheetahs v Bulls (Bloemfontein)

Predictions

Rob (Ou Grote): Cheetahs by 9
James (Ou Grote): Cheetahs by 11
Gary Lemke: Cheetahs by 7
Jon Cardinelli: Cheetahs by 7
Craig Lewis: Cheetahs by 12
Mark Keohane: Cheetahs by 10
Bet.co.za: Cheetahs (0.33 / 2.50)
Sportsbet: Cheetahs

Free State Cheetahs 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (c), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Tier Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Aranos Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.
Subs: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Armandt Koster, 19 Henco Venter, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Fred Zeilinga, 22 Rayno Benjamin, 23 Conraad van Vuuren.

Blue Bulls 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Arno Botha (c), 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Roelof Smit, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Subs: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Martin Dreyer, 18 Pierre Schoeman, 19 Nic de Jager, 20 Hanro Liebenberg, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Joshua Stander, 23 Bjorn Basson.

2017/05/19 19h00 Stormers v Blues (Newlands Cape Town)

Predictions

Rob (Ou Grote): Blues by 5
James (Ou Grote): Blues by 3
Gary (Ou Grote): Blues by 2
Bet Chimps (Tipsters): Stormers by 10
Footyforecaster (Algorithm): Blues by 3
Sportingbet (Betting): Blues
Bet.coza (Betting): Blues
Sportsbet (Betting): Blues


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