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2020-04-01 14:24

johnnyrocket - MyTwoCents

Daily sports briefs | Cristiano Ronaldo on the move? Jake White bad news, James Dalton in the news - again - and more!

Danie Gerber (Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Images)

The hot rumour doing the rounds is that Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to leave Juventus at the end of this season due to the club struggling financially amid the Covid-19 crisis. It hasn’t been a happy spell there as the team has struggled to supply CR7 with the quality ball that he craves. Where to next? Real Madrid have moved on and are an unlikely destination so that leaves PSG and Man United as possible candidates. Both teams could afford him and he knows Manchester United well...

MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: Let's not give too much weight to early rumours ... but, if true, it would be a game changer for Manchester United!

The inside story is that several Bulls players were “taken by surprise” by Jake White’s sudden appointment as Director of Rugby. Even more surprising was the news that he would take over the coaching for next season’s Super Rugby competition. Despite some difficult results - having lost multiple key players to overseas contracts - coach Pote Human had the respect of his players. What kind of message does this send to the players and team unity?

MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: We repeat, this appointment is a recipe for disaster.

News that James “Bullet” Dalton has been caught on video assaulting a security guard and allegedly racially abusing him is disturbing to say the least. This follows a litany of violent behaviour from the former Bok hooker, including Sea Point street brawls and rumours of a history of domestic violence. This time he may have gone too far as there is rightly a very low tolerance for racial abuse in this country.

MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: This is not the 1995 World Cup v Canada pal, and it’s time to reign in that temper and get some professional help. Racism has no place in this country or anywhere else and you are setting a very poor example to those that hold the Bok jersey and its representatives as sacred.

On a more positive note, it looks like Danie Gerber is making some progress in fighting off his coronavirus diagnosis. He is currently recovering at home in isolation with his 36-year-old daughter who also tested positive. We don’t have any updates regarding the progress of Burger Geldenhuys, Divan Serfontein and Colin Beck as at the time of writing but wish them well.

MYTWOCENTS VERDICT: No one is safe from this virus so please take the government recommendations seriously so that we can all beat this!

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