Friday, January 13, 2006

OORB BLOG BOOK Friday 13th Jan 2006

As Friday the 13th arrives for all of us to experience, it is also the day before the Southern Spears host the Vodacom Cheetahs at the EP Rugby Ground in Port Elizabeth.

In a The Herald online article- Spears players hoping to see red- Sbongile Dimbaza is reporting on the status of the game and provides important information for people who wants to attend the game. It seems that the official Spears site is not carrying anything new at the moment. In stark irony with the "lets paint the town red" wave of the Spears, the Cheetahs will be welcomed by a nice piece of homely colour - courtesy of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

Donner has posted a piece on the action with a Cheetah niggle attached and you can view and comment on The game will also streamed live on the internet so visit the Spears website - link provided on OORB home page

The two articles of note that was published by Hendrik Cronje in today's Volksblad and that is available on is quite interesting.

In Cheetahs wil in Super 14 met groter flair speel, it is reported that Franco Smith- the backline coach of the Vodacom Cheetahs- wants to test a new attacking plan against the Spears- as attack will be of similar importance to the Vodacom Cheetahs as their trusted 2005 defence.

The other article- Ockie van Zyl kan impakspeler vir Super 14 word - is shedding some light on the role of Ockie van Zyl- loose forward/lock from the Griffons- in the 2006 campaign. It seems that he will be part of a super-sub squad that Mr Rassie Erasmus will use to impose a specific gameplan in the later stages of certain games.

The other interesting discussion point of the day so far is a post on that is about the draft and the fact that no-one was actually drafted. The comments later turned out to be more about the quota requirements than the draft - but there were some interesting points made.

Please visit these sites and comment and debate on OORB. It will be interesting to see your views.

Well I always believed that a team should be able to play at least two types of rugby on any given day. I have not seen a lot of Ockie- but it seems that he might turned out to be a certain option in the Vodacom Cheetah side.

Wonder if he will play come 10 Feb?
I wonder if anyone has more info on Ockie- the information that I have is very basic.
Well at least I know that Ockert was sinbinned- would love to know why?
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