With the euphoria of the Bulls having just won their semi-final and so reaching the final for the 4th time in as many years, I decided to put up this post.
But it is not just the euphoria that has gone to my head. There is actually some motivation for this statement: The Boys from Pretoria have now won the Currie-Cup, the oldest and arguably best domestic rugby union competition in the world, in 3 consecutive years and they don’t look like stopping this year.
More so, out of the 11 possible IRB World-Player-of-the-Year nominations, the Bulls have got 5!! They are Bryan Habana, Victor Matfield, Mahlatse ‘Chilliboy’ Ralepelle (U19), Thabang Molefe (U21) & Derick Kuun (U21).Canterbury from New Zealand has the 2nd highest presentation with 2 players. No other South African team has any representation.
What is also incredible is that out of these 5 players, 3 are black players. Note: black players, not quota players.
Obviously the 5 players nominated reflects very well on South Africa as well. New Zealand again are 2nd with 4 players.
I just had a look at the Nominations. You forgot Alistair Hargreaves. That means out of the 11 players nominated for players of the year of the 15 man game(including U19 & U21) there are 6 South Africans. Awesome!
Absolutely right Mornz. I guess I got too carried away with the Bulls!
The latest odds are Umaga 1st and Habana 2nd.
Ek sien uit na die volgende potgooi na vandag se petalje.
Ja gee my maar houe. Dis nie asof ek nie daarvoor gevra het nie. Maar wees verseker julle sal van my ook hoor in die toekoms!
Lees my siening oor die game.