Sunday, February 25, 2007
ARCHIVE: S 14 : WEEK 4
a gOOde game of Rugga
Saturday night I had the priviledge to watch a really gOode game of rugby- but it wasnt played by the Cheetahs. First things first
Congrats to the Crusaders
They played well- really well- and deserved the 5 points.
It was also the worst game I have seen of the Cheetahs in almost 3 years- because it was lost in the mind. It was as if I was watching the Stormers playing.
The ping pong battle of the opening stanza was a gOOde indication of how the Cheetahs were underrating their own chances
They buried other teams in the past two years in that period- example Sharks semi Cc final and Waratahs last week.
Against the Bulls it worked - but the robustness of the Bulls pulled the game back.
They doubted their ability to put the Crusaders away- and the plethora of errors was born within that selfdoubt.
It also allowed the Crusaders- to rediscover that grOOve- that enbles them to dominate a team and bury them.
All in all- The Cheetahs started to lose momentum with their loss against the Bulls - and last night was a watershed for Coach Erasmus.
Hard work will beat talent when talent is not working hard- but the Crusaders have talent- even in the reserves and they were working hard!
The oranje Journeymen was exposed not on the mental side only- some “staatmakers” lack of S14 level talent was also viciously exposed.
Technically the problems were the ineffective Back 5 of the pack as well as the possesion squandering 9, 10 and 12.
Hope Coach Erasmus can fix it otherwise the season will be long!
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
OORB - will post a weekly post on Bloemfontein Celtic from now on- all the news flashes and info will be posted under the heading RonnebalRoundup for the bennifit of the Punja Selesele fans!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
FOREPLAY: WEEK 4 S 14
If you care to lend your ears to the Waratah management it seems that all & sundry was used to distract them in their prematch warmup. It seems that CoachErasmus is doing whatever he seems necessary to gain a little bit of advantage.
Tthe most successful coach in Super rugby history do not seem to be fazed to much by this. Coming from a scoreless loss against the resurgent Lions- it seems that he has other things on his mind. Playing without his All Blacks isnt the easiest thing and the general quality that the South African teams are producing in this years tournament is rather better than previously.
So this game will surely be a hotly contested one- A well balanced home side vs the most awesome Super rugby team - who is misfiring on some cylinders.
As usual I will post the run up in the press on this game as comments.
Monday, February 19, 2007
TRAVEL IN STYLE
If you want to attend the game between the current S14 logleaders, the Sharks and the Vodacom Cheetahs and you do not live in Blingfontyn, do not dispair. This is going to be a big One- with the "House Of Orange" atmosphere almost that of OranjeOktober".
Make use of the 1Time specials in order to get to Oliver Tambo International and then use this great offer from the Gauteng Cheetah Supporter Club to get to the game!
Visit the sites to determine your schedule and booking:
Click on the picture to enlarge it on your screen.
Kobus van Rooyen
083 2777 955
Sunday, February 18, 2007
FREE STATE CHEETAHS IN VODACOM CUP
I must say that I have not been diligently looking after my blog- so lets see if I can turn this around.
The Vodacom Free State Cheetahs were in action this weekend as well but it seems that the Blou Bul Brigade stilll have better depth than us.
This news snippet from the official Cheetahs site!
Die Vodacom Vrystaat Cheetahs het Saterdag op Hoopstad 13-28 teen die Blou Bulle in 'n vriendskaplike kragmeting verloor nadat hul reeds 6-21 agter was met die breuk.
Ashley Johnson (agsteman) en Os du Randt (stut) was die uitblinkers vir die Vrystaters. Die agttal van die Vodacom Vrystaat Cheetahs het hul eweknie van die Noorde oorskadu.
Vodacom Vrystaat Cheetahs 13 (drie: Duane Vermeulen. doel: Willem de Waal. straf: Willem de Waal 2.); Blou Bulle 28 (drieë: Dewald Potgieter, Werner Kruger, Neil Powell, Rocco Jansen; doel: Ruan Boshhoff 4).
WEEKLY ARCHIVE : S 14 '007 : WEEK 3
Well this is what the experts had to say about this weekend's game between the Cheetahs and the Waratahs in Kimberley.
SUPER 14 LOG : WEEK 3
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