Div: I only answer to CEO

2010-11-29 19:17

Adnaan Mohamed

London - Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says he has contract with SA Rugby, and as far as he is concerned he is only answerable to the CEO of the South African Rugby Union.

There were reports in a Sunday newspaper that De Villiers will, in future, have to answer to a technical committee on the performance of the Springboks.

But De Villiers was adamant that he has a contract with Saru and says that only if changes are made to his contract, that then he will have to report to these so-called experts in the future.

“I don’t know anything about such a committee. It is the first time I hear about it,” he said at the Springbok hotel on Sunday.

"All I know is that I still have a valid contract in place. I will first have to agree to changes in my contract before I report to such a committee.”

The beleaguered Bok coach says he is contracted to SA Rugby and when they make a decision he has to abide by it.

“I report to the highest order in Saru and at the moment that is the CEO. The organisation I work for is very big. From the outside it might seem that they are not very organised, but things are planned way ahead of time,” he explained.

According to reports, the technical committee will be asked to review the performance of de Villiers and his assistants Gary Gold and Dick Muir.

The experts are said to include former Springbok coaches. They are also the favourites to form the new technical committee to whom de Villiers would have to report in the future.

Meanwhile, the Bok coach says the Springboks want to do justice to the Bok jersey when they face the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday.

“It will not only be prestige that will be on the line. The biggest single challenge is to do justice to the Bok jersey. 

“We know the Barbarians want to hold on to possession for long periods. They have a star-studded team that carries a lot of weight in years of experience, and they would like to make a lot of metres on our young players.

“The difference between the Barbarian game and any other test is the jersey that you are playing for. It doesn’t matter what happens.

"Everybody will say it is the Boks that are playing there. And for me that is the carrot that is dangled in front of us. We have to make sure we perform to the best of our ability against the Baabaas,” he added.


  • franssmith100 - 2010-11-29 19:42

    Earlier reports suggested that PDV will not be "sacked" to avoid a political storm? If this is true, it speaks volume of how transformation are "pushed" without considering performance. Surely if he is not the man for the job, then he should be replaced..., otherwise he is just "window dressing", as is the case on many corporate letterheads?

      thatmanvan - 2010-11-29 20:35

      Go check the world rankings ... he did pretty well on this tour. has he lost 49-0 during his tenure yet? Blinkers mate.

      wesley.fuller - 2010-11-29 21:37

      No he has not lost any game by 49-0 BUT J.W was not playing with a team that had beaten NZ 3 times in a row the year before, he did not play with a team made up of players that had just completely dominated the Super 14 and he did not play with a team as experienced as the one that PDIV has. To summarize, J.W did not come off the back of one of the most successful international season S.A has ever had, PDIV has.

      franssmith100 - 2010-11-29 23:08

      OK - thatmanvan - wonder who has uh..blinkers mate...? Jake did not inherit a word champion side (the year after the bokke won the word cup, like PDV) - he inherited a bok side from Rudolph Straeuli (2002-2003) - with a 52% winning percentage. He handed it over to PDV 2008 following 2007 performances of; 14/17 = 82.35%. What did PDV do; 1st year - 13% drop, 2008 - 9/13 = 69.23% 2nd year 2% drop, 2009 - 8/12 = 66.67% 3rd year 9% drop, 2010 - 8/14 = 57.14% What blinkers were you talking about..ars..le!

      Bren - 2010-11-30 07:31

      Thatmanvan you just got your arse kicked by Wesley and Frans. Maybe you should think before you blurt out comments ha ha

      jws.paterson - 2010-11-30 08:21

      Ha ha. Wow, that was funny. thatmanvan might want to think twice before giving a knee-jerk comment like that...

      James1 - 2010-11-30 09:13

      Thatmanvan: look at the stats. He has lost 10 of his last 19 games. so what if he beat the English, they are hardly the best in the world now are they?

      Johnny - 2010-11-30 09:19

      PDV will NEVER be sacked or fired... ....He has the unconditional support of the ANC government.......

      Vedder - 2010-11-30 13:13

      Take you a bet most of the people that are asking for PDV to be fired were the same buch of moaners asking for Jake to be fired when he was not doing to well!! I personally think that if a game plan is not working your captain needs to change to option "B".You can not only blame the coach, the Bok team has same old boys there that also need to step up! I do however think there are much more talented coaches in S.A then PDV.

      Warren - 2010-12-01 13:14

      hahahahahahahahahaha... van... and now? looks like they know wat theyr tlkng about..

  • Skottie - 2010-11-29 20:00

    How arrogant. The so-called experts. He cant even be calssified as an expert yet because he did not proof himself to be an expert. At least some of the proposed experts does have something behind and has what to classify him as an expert?

      JuaKali - 2010-11-30 09:59

      Skottie, maybe you should comment in your mother tongue in future to limit further embarrassment for yourself. Or start school again? Or stay off the drink maybe?

      mike - 2010-12-01 00:14

      @JauKali - Please, people that obsess about spelling and grammer on forums which aren't related to either should not comment. I understood what Skottie was saying and I'm fairly sure you did too. I'm battling to understand why you commented though?

  • Blip - 2010-11-29 20:16

    Do justice to the Bok jersey? They've lost SIX tests in one year -- this is equal to the worst ever. What "justice" is that? Last year they lost to two UK club teams. What justice is that? Having an affirmative-action clown for a coach is unjust.

      thatmanvan - 2010-11-29 20:42

      who does it equal? one of the experts he is saying that he is NOT aware has become his new 'boss". I tell you what, that is the up there with the most convincing performances i've seen from the Boks at Twickenham in the last 10 years.

      randalllakay - 2010-11-30 09:47

      ... the poor showing at the TN is acknowledged however 3 wins out of 4 makes for a successful tour and you are only as good as your last game. enjoy your vacation, catch a tan and maybe one day you can look just like div. dont let hyper tension kill you buddy actually on second thoughts ...

      mike - 2010-12-01 00:16

      Losing to Scotland in a pool game and going on to win the world cup, might just make it a succesful WC. However going for the Grand slam and losing to scotland makes it average at best. We are not interested in average randalllakay

      randalllakay - 2010-12-01 10:44

      @mike - your short sighted comment suggests your education is pretty average bloke, because pdv may yet go on to win the world cup so your comment is premature at best, i hope this is not a regular problem in your life ... also had we knocked over our conversions against scotland as we should have and won the grand slam you would still have a gripe against a black coach.

      mike - 2010-12-01 11:00

      @Randalllaka - So your answer to my post is to call me stupid and racist. Wow man, think that says more about you then it does me. I wasn't talking about the coach or the colour of the coach I was referring to what I considered to be a succesful Grand Slam tour vs a succesfull WC. I said simply that loosing to Scotland is unacceptable, and maybe the only way to attone for it would be in a WC where you then went on to win the cup not in a Grand Slam tour i.e. I was saying that you can't say our Grand Slam tour was a succes and I don't care who was in charge.

      randalllakay - 2010-12-01 14:21

      @mike- randalllakay you forgot the y and i didnt say you're stupid i said you comment suggested average education. please do not misquote me as the media does pdv. any black person in the establishment is expected to be an IRB player of the year to deserve their spot in the team while many "none black" players coast through season after season being mediocre with shortlived moments of brilliance, read frans steyn. white apart from winning the WC has little else to be proud of although i speak under correction. why would you blame pdv if morne, lambie and frans misses kicks at goal, which ultimately would swing momentum and win games? teams / players go through slumps and i support the boks and every player regardless.

  • thatmanvan - 2010-11-29 20:32

    ok ... the headline is misleading. Typical sensational journalism. I was about to tear into Div about being accountable to the public and fans, but he is quite right in the context of his statement. but i guess when you wouldn't know a pause from an engage, you resort to the 'bold and the beautiful" journalism to get an article published.

      swart59 - 2010-11-29 20:45

      Perfectly weighted comment.

  • swart59 - 2010-11-29 20:36

    Guys, I think it is perhaps time for us to take a deep breath and calm down. PdV is largely correct in that he reports only to the SARU CEO - he has a contract. What is more relevant is that the SARU CEO obviously answers to forces greater than the SA Rugby supporters - that is what is brought on and will perpetuate this situation. Blind anger will not solve this situation; ill considered comments from irate rugby supporters may actually prove to be counter productive. Try and stay calm, and make your points in a rational manner. Do not let the Pukers bait you in saying regrettable things - individuals that reject their own has something bad eating them.

      oDieAntword - 2010-11-30 06:26

      "individuals that reject their own has [have?] something bad eating them." Great comment. I showed my spouse and we rolled with laughter. Thanks for bringing a lighter side to this thread!!

      swart59 - 2010-11-30 22:31

      There has been a litany of virulent anti-Afrikaner comments on this forum. I suspect some individuals have a variation of PTSD, related to activities in the old RSA. Some of the responders are reacting form PTSD sustained in the new RSA. Some individuals are just arseholes. If you are who I think you are, you should not take it too personally - you are not too bad despite your unacceptable comments.

  • Zoey - 2010-11-29 20:38

    Ignorance is bliss among you fools insulting each other will not educate you or bring you comfort,it will only destroy you.Name calling and being racist will always be a sore subject among the ignorant fools.Is it fair to insult a man that has done you no harm and by calling him unintelligent names?Not one of you fools can answer to that question because you clearly not educated or you still practising the previous law.If not proof us wrong and start getting rid of your teething problems and nappy rash because you will not get far with a stinking attitude.Win or loose i will stick with our team peroid.!!!

      Roderick - 2010-11-29 22:53

      You almost had a good argument here, until you said: ".Is it fair to insult a man that has done you no harm and by calling him unintelligent names?" but then followed it up with: "start getting rid of your teething problems and nappy rash" and so basically nullifying your argument.

      jws.paterson - 2010-11-30 08:35

      A bit of a flame here... Not one of us fools can answer that question, you're right. But it's probably more likely due to it being an invalid question. We're rugby supporters, and he's the national coach. By loose (yes, loose. I believe the word you were looking for in your last sentence was "lose" - but then we're "clearly not educated"...) connection he's looks after our interests. By coaching (that's also used for serious want of a better word) the way he has, he's upset me. That's causing me harm. Your point is now invalid. P.S: Some points for clarification (and this is only because you called us uneducated) How does ignorance come into this? Racist card. Pfffft. Lame Zoey, lame. Previous law? What exactly does this refer to? Teething problems? That seems horribly out of context. Proof = prove. Nappy rash. Valid point. It's a terrible affliction this time of year. It may be the humidity. Team period.....? We're talking about the men's team here, aren't we. That's amazing support, syncing your body to theirs. I'm impressed. Ok, relevant post time: PdV actually talked some sense here. Problem is, he needn't have said anything. Not brilliant journalism really; nothing story being mildly twisted to play on Divvy's defensiveness. Cheap.

  • Rossman - 2010-11-29 20:53

    How can you put Strauelli and expert in the same sentence. Rudolf should never, ever be allowed near any rugby team. Technical expert my ass. So Div stays. Then at least give us a descent attacking-backline coach.

      GVA - 2010-11-30 07:05

      The so called experts where the only ones stupid enough to work with this clown!! The real experts are steering clear of him!!

  • ArtGee - 2010-11-29 20:57

    9 wins in 19 matches... If it was me I would be to embarrassed to continue as a "COACH"... but some people just have THICK SKIN!!!! Headline should read " I only answer to the ANC"

  • franssmith100 - 2010-11-29 21:03

    interesting stats; Nick Mallet (1997-2000) 71% Jake White (2004-2007) 67% Andre Markgraaf (1996) 61% Harry Viljoen (2000-2002) 53% Rudolph Straeuli (2002-2003) 52% 2008 PDV inherits world champion team (as did Markgraaf 1996, who then handed over to Mallett 1997) PDV stats; 2008 - 9/13 = 69.23% 2009 - 8/12 = 66.67% 2010 - 8/14 = 57.14% The worrying factor seems that we are not improving but rather performing poorer, year after year. Besides these stats, it seems that there is no structure, no creativeness in our play (we are predictable week after week) when comparing our play to most other international sides especially NZ and AUS. Our defence is wanting when challenged by the better teams (see recent Tri-nations). We are winning games only due to the class of our forward pack (& mostly when we are dominating possession only) and due to individual performances.. not as a entire unit/team (and we are relying on this happening week after week). What if England shared the possession with us and they got 50% possesion? What would the score have been then? NZ and AUS will not just hand over 50% possession.

      Roderick - 2010-11-29 23:08

      When you look at the coaches with lower percentages, how long did it take the powers-that-be to get rid of them...?

      t - 2010-11-30 08:35

      fransssmith: good thing is dat stas dont lie. from 2007 (jake) to 2008 (pdv) there was an improvement of 2%. In 2009 Pdv equal Jake's record. Let me remind u that Pdv managed to beat NZ and Aus away. Jake won the world cup, but did he play All Blacks or Aus during the cup? No. WHAT WOULD THE SCORE HAVE BEEN HAD JAKE PLAYED THESE TEAMS IN THE WORLD CUP? yes, pdv lost heavilly during try nation but we all knw why. only people like u whose judgement are clouded by hatred and anger wud not see the reason. well done bokke for fighting for ur coach.

      jws.paterson - 2010-11-30 08:38

      Rudolf and Andre took care of that themselves...

      Johnny - 2010-11-30 08:54

      Under PDV, the Boks are going from HEROS ZEROS..... ...slowly, but surely....

      rbuffkins - 2010-11-30 09:12

      Peter de Villiers 2008–present 64% (until 30th November 2010). Interesting how it reads now.

      Shistirrer - 2010-11-30 09:52

      @ t: No, the 67% was Jake White's average over his tenure, remember he inherited a totally destroyed team from Staaldraad Straeuli and it took him a year or two to rebuild the team. Let's start from 2007, JW's last year, and then look at the bigger picture here: 2007 - 14/17 = 82.35% (Jake White) 2008 - 9/13 = 69.23% (PDiv) 2009 - 8/12 = 66.67% (PDiv) 2010 - 8/14 = 57.14% (PDiv) Notice a very disturbing trend here?

      franssmith100 - 2010-11-30 10:59

      @t - you say; from 2007 (jake) to 2008 (pdv) there was ""an improvement of 2%"". - NO there wasn't an improvement - pdv dropped the success are by 13%, first year as coach - jake handed over to pdv with a 2007 record of 14 wins out of 17 tests played = 82.35%. pdv stats for 2008, 9 wins out of 13 tests = 69.23% - this equates to a 13% drop!! Then, 2009, he won 8 out of 12 = 66.67% (a further drop), then 2010, he won just 8 out of 14 = 57.14% (a further drop). My judgement is not "clouded by hatred and anger" as you stated i love the game. yes i am angry, and i was angry also when straeulis succes was 52% and harry viljoen 53% - what is wrong with wanting the best coach to coach the national side? i think your judgement is clouded by hatred and anger.. and in your case, it has nothing to do with rugby!

      StaalBurgher - 2010-11-30 12:26 follow on from (3) That is probably the most stupifying basis of all three. Wilful ignorance or stupidity? I can't tell because it seems to be a popular one with both white and non-white commentators. Despite all the idiotic decisions I have listed numerous times in these comment sections, decisions that have caused havoc in our team.

      chucky - 2010-11-30 15:48

      Ok Shistirrer: Against who did Jake's Bokke play in 2007 and against who did Div's Bokke play, IMHO its only fair to use stats per opponent faced for each coach... So how bout we get the stats per team faced: All Blacks: Jake's record vs Div's record Australia France England etc. I think that will be the only fair comparison, And please don't tell me that Div inherited Jake's World Champs because what you lot don't understand is that once u are ontop u can only go down and Div was faced with the pressure of keeping the Boks ontop with everyone trying to have a piece of the World Champs. So ask yourself who really had the tougher job...

      randalllakay - 2010-12-01 10:45

      @chucky ... what a guy!!! good on you lad ...

  • James - 2010-11-29 21:49

    Divvy that bovine look on your face says it all

  • Bitterpoep - 2010-11-29 23:00

    Jammmer daars te min afrikaners inni span

      Johnny - 2010-11-30 15:32

      ......and to many quotas in the bok team....

  • andrefouche1 - 2010-11-30 00:02

    Many of these comments seem to come from a bunch of primary school kids throwing insults at each other. Come on people why would sink so low as to reply to bluejay, anyone can see his looking for attention (almost like Malema, maybe his a candidate that wants to impress the ANCYL). I think we should simply stick to Rugby and not make every issue a racial issue, or can we South Africans simply not walk without the crutch of the race card.

      franssmith100 - 2010-11-30 11:04

      good point andre - could not help myself though to point out his rasist ignorance.

  • Joe van Zyl - 2010-11-30 08:20

    Joe van Zyl This issue of coaches is plain nonsence, fire De Villiers and both assitant coaches. Appoint the coach of the RSA team that did best in the Super 14 to coach the Boks for the Tri-Nations and end of year tour for every year. This coach appoints his own assistant coaches from the Super 14 coaches, his postion is not negotiable he must be obliged to take the position. The coach and assistant coaches are appointed for one year only, the selection committee for the Springbok side consists of all the Super 14 coaches. No contracts to players and coaches, they are paid a performance fee on winning, the Springbok players' contracts with SARFU are all cancelled and they are contracted to the Super 14 franchise only and are paid a performance fee on winning only. the days of super coaches under contract must end.

      player23pro - 2010-11-30 09:10


  • t - 2010-11-30 08:41

    welldone BOKKE. Pdv you beauty. go and beat the hell out of Aus and NZ in ur quest to defend the world cup which we were given to us from a silver platter

      Shistirrer - 2010-11-30 09:58

      Dangerous shit you're smoking so early in the morning, bru!

      Obakeng Matlapeng - 2010-11-30 12:21

      You are yet to respond regarding your lie: 2% INCREASE IN PDV's first year!! Chief this has nothing to do with politics/RACE but rugby. If you are a genuine FAN OF RUGBY, not just transformation, you will concur this man is embarrassing us black people by his lack of COACHING SKILLS!

  • Hendrik - 2010-11-30 08:54

    Where is bluejay? I wonder if he took his nonsense comment off himself, or did media24? anyway i'm not complaining

  • James1 - 2010-11-30 09:11

    that is the problem. He only answers to Hoskins and Hoskins is answerable to no one. What about us, the millionsof supporters that pay their salaries? Are we not entitled to satisfaction and pride in our team? Or do we have to put up with incompetence and watch our chances of a third world cup slip through our fingers?

  • randalllakay - 2010-11-30 09:23

    all congratulations should go to div for pulling yet another rabbit out the hat despite all the negative taunts from the imperialists. sadly the only thing that would change this sorry lots tune is skin lightning and a brit accent ... no coach in the world is immune to bad spells just ask jose, so you stumble you fall but stick to your guns mate.

  • Roelof - 2010-11-30 09:52

    "The biggest single challenge is to do justice to the Bok jersey." - I'm affraid that ship has sailed. Div has done to much damege to the Springbok name to want to make statement like this. the only Justice would be his imediate dismissal. Poepol!

  • Tatunka - 2010-11-30 09:58

    While I have to say that the current coaching team in my opinion are totally out of their depth and PDiv is a clown, I have to agree with him having a problem with having to report to a technical committee. Maybe just a point PDiv must bear in mind, he does not report to the CEO, he reports to the whole rugby supporting SA, ie us. Either he brings on the results and is a success in the job or he is not and then duly replaced, plain and simple. This whole technical committee crap smells of SARU too damn toothless and scared to admit their "bigger than rugby" apointment has not worked and are now shifting the blame for any sacking of PDiv and his staff onto a technical committee. Sounds as if most of the probable committee don't really have any decent coaching results to back up the outcome of their investigation. SARU is stalling for time. PDiv will coach at RWC 2011 no matter what has happened.

  • kurtfayers - 2010-11-30 10:02

    hows a bet that when if win the world cup next year, it will be because of Jake white..and if we dont its because of can you not give the man credit when we win, but are all up in his face when we should work both ways. if u dont like him thats all good, but you have to give credit where its due, we beat england when everyone thought we had no for that i say well done for the 3 previous games he had no clue...and that i will admit. I'm not sure if you'll actually watch rugby but if you did you will see that no team can dominate forever, look how we hammered NZ last year, and how they turned it around this year...its life, as long as we win where it counts ie. the World Cup.

      StaalBurgher - 2010-11-30 12:33

      If we win the WC it will because of pure luck that nothing happened to upset our apple-cart injury-wise, gameplan wise or opposition wise. Our odds to win is about 10-1.

      randalllakay - 2010-11-30 14:32

      dude i agree with your comment and this steelburger just illustrates how "fickle" the supporters are however the previous 3 games at some points i honestly thought some of the players were trying to throw the game, knock on's, missed tackles, not kicking into touch, not passing when tries are on, missing kicks at goal, losing the ball in the contact ... simple mistakes that cost us substantially. ps. if morne and frans had to slot their goals against scotland the grand slam would have been in the bag.

      StaalBurgher - 2010-11-30 15:35

      Just because you are in denial of the gross incompetency Divvy has displayed does not make me "fickle". It makes me a realist. I also want the Boks to win, but I won't pretend that Divvy is not hurting us. That doesn't mean we will lose 100% of the time, but like any bad coach, we will be stuck at a sub-optimal winning ratio.

      mike - 2010-12-01 00:33

      You have it 100% correct, if we win the WC Div won't get the credit. The fact is his proved to the entire world that he is useless. Winning the WC now would be more of a statement about the talented players we have then the coaching staff. Even the England game was won on passion and character more then through coaching changes and analysis.Funny how we dominated the AB's and Aus in the Super 14 but can't beat them in the 3 nations. What changed, only the coach I'm afraid. Also you keep ignoring the stupid comments he makes after matches etc which again and again illustrates that he is clueless. I mean you see interviews with other coaches that all understand what just happened or what is going to happen, Div stands there smiling and laughing after the Scotland game. Come now do you honestly believe he has any idea what his doing?

      randalllakay - 2010-12-01 10:57

      for okes who didn’t have to riot for education mike and burgher you really aren’t too bright - your reasoning is as pathetic as it is floundering. mike what’s the difference between super 14 and the national team? how about the teams. so by your reasoning, when the team wins its the great players but if they lose its the stupid clown quota black coach despite the fact that the same players played? well the one positive i can take from your comments is that at least you don’t feel the need to hide your racist ways anymore ...

  • MarkStruwig - 2010-11-30 10:10

    No you idiot... you answer to us, the fans!

      khoisan xx - 2010-11-30 12:39

      Go to hell you loser!you will answer to the anc in the country!

      bluejay - 2010-11-30 15:13

      tell them chops khoisan!

      Johnny - 2010-11-30 15:34

      .....and who is the ANC..???

      Johnny - 2010-11-30 15:36

      ...and who is the ANC..??

      mike - 2010-12-01 00:37

      Blue and Kho, the ANC are running this country almost as well as Div is running the boks, they too beleive they don't answer to the people. I guess people like you enjoy bad governance. Ah well, probably not your fault anyways? Fight the good fight and all that, bwahaha...

      James - 2010-12-01 08:46

      A-N-C.... Another Nasty Criminal

  • scipio - 2010-11-30 10:43

    “I report to the highest order in Saru and at the moment that is the CEO. The organisation I work for is very big. From the outside it might seem that they are not very organised, but things are planned way ahead of time,” he explained. " Lmfao!! PDV you chop. it does look like they're not very organized because it's fact XD.

  • Kevin - 2010-11-30 11:01

    This dumbass couldn't answer a telephone correctly if he tried!!!!! I've a contract and am answerable only to the CEO. what an arrogant f@#4!!!! Saru you'd better have your ducks in a row or else this tjop and his lawyer will be sizing up a huge xmas bonus!!!!

  • Crispy_Duck - 2010-11-30 12:41

    I think he should answer to someone about that moustache!'s rof!

  • Phillip - 2010-11-30 12:43

    Springboks boys!!! Stick to Springboks!!! All the best teams in the world would like to compare themselves to the Boks!!! This surely points out that we (being Springbok supporters) are view as one of the best rugby teams in the world. I`m also sure that we have some of the best players in the world!!! Therefore I'm dumbstruck seeing people being satisfied with a 2nd/3rd/4th string coach/coaching staff?!!! I'm a Springbok supporter and view that all South Africans to be Springbok supporters, but after a disappointing year like we encountered in 2010, I don't blame South Africans supporting other international teams like the All Blacks, Australia etc. PS. I have excepted that we live in a multi cultured country long ago and therefore accepted multi cultured players in my beloved Springboks team (and don't dare agree with me because your not an Afrikaans speaking white). Please guys, give some positive feedback on this blog to make people aware of the incorrect persons appointed as coaching staff for the Springboks! We would like to be the best in the world - all the time and not only 60% - 70% of the time!!!!

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  • bluejay - 2010-11-30 15:12

    bluejay really kicked some afrikaner chop ass yesterday

      James - 2010-12-01 08:57

      who'se bluejay?

  • GBES - 2010-11-30 16:40

    All these arm chair "coaches" & "experts" above/below should try and support the Springboks & our coach.Last week you wrote poisonous drivel about how the english softies were gonna beat us(including that KEO guy!) and look what power our team displayed with the SAME COACH. Jake was "victimised" by everybody and he brought us the 2007WC.Pdiv was selected by 50% + one,provincial presidents, so he must have impressed them with his CV and interview.He did not select himself,and I am sure he and the Boks will bring home the 2011WC.Be positive guys .

  • Ricky - 2010-11-30 17:02

    Win or loose the WC next year, I love it how some people get driven around the bend about the springboks. So passionate about a sport that is played by a small minority of nations. And to imagine that a country with a small population like NZ actually dominates this sport, including Australia, where this sport ranks 3rd/4th in popularity. Shows you how insignificant this sport really is. Its like Bokdrolspoeg kompetisie by die benoni karnaval trying to compete with F1 racing! ROFL.

      BOKLDN - 2010-11-30 17:52

      Go fly a kite boet!

      James - 2010-12-01 08:55

      At least Bokdrolspoeg is 100% on merit

  • BOKLDN - 2010-11-30 17:35

    He certainly doesn't answer to the fans. Didn't Habana get booed off after 6 kak games and still started, played badly and conceded tries. Wasn't Aplon just immense in defence and a match winner not loser. Wasn't jaques Fourie playing better than Adi last year? Brussouw, Steynx2, Alberts - all kept out for too long. Kirschener, Ricky, Chilly, WO, Kanko all relentlessly getting game time and costing us hugely. (I thought that lesson was learned last year) Best 30 players for the Boks yet others get selected: Gurthro + Beast; Bizzy and Smit; Jannie and C or BJ; Bakkies and Danie or Flip; Vic and Bekker; Schalk and Heinrich; Smith and Deysel; Spies and Alberts; FDP and Ruan; Morne and Butch; Mvovo and Habana; JDJ and JDV; Jaques and Adi; JPP and Aplon; Steyn and Janjties.

      bluejay - 2010-11-30 19:14

      that's a seriously good group of players you got there bok!i would go for bj and flip,although he cost us the test in bloem against the aussies.flip needs to work on his discipline if he doesn't wants to become the old bakkies.

  • Game On - 2010-12-01 08:33

    Pdidy has the cats tail confused with its head. To have so much confidence in your own disability to coach or lead and then has the audacity to call our past coaches who has clearly been more successful than himself "so-called experts", Div doesn't this make you the so called expert as you have no idea how stats work and one more thing my man you don't just answer to your CEO you have the whole of SA to answer to so do your job or leave.

  • callan - 2010-12-01 14:00

    Do any of you guys have day jobs....?

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