Category Archives: Rugby

Five Worst Springbok Test Matches

Having endured 80 minutes of some of the worst rugby I have ever watched the Springboks play on Saturday morning, with all credit to New Zealand for showing the kind of ruthlessness that the best Springbok side has never shown, it definitely made its way onto my list as one of the worst Springbok test […]

The World 100 Cap XV

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This Saturday the All Blacks skipper Kieran Read will play his 100th test match for the World Champions in the deciding match against the British & Irish Lions. In doing so he becomes the 48th player to reach 100 test and the 7th New Zealander. Sticking to a standard XV man formation, I select a […]

SA Sport and the 17th June

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On Saturday the 17th June the Springboks were absolutely rampant in defeating the French, largely thanks to an inspired performance from birthday boy Siya Kolisi. But attention on the day also went back in time as the 17th June had previously produced one of the most iconic moments of South African sporting history but also […]

My 5 Favourite Springbok Captains

Warren Whiteley led South Africa onto the field of battle against France this weekend and in doing so became the 58th Springbok captain and the 18th post isolation. As my own knowledge and support of the sport only covers the post isolation period, I have decided to pick my five favourite Springbok Captains in this […]

A Case for each SA Super Rugby Team

Last week SANZAAR dropped the news, that had been reported more than a month ago, that Super Rugby would be returning to 15 teams. To do this they would drop 1 Australian team and 2 South African teams. Now of course this poses a challenge to SARU who have previously steadfastly backed six South African […]

WIN: Weekend Passes to Zandos Cape Town Tens

In 2016 the Zando Cape Town Tens were announced as the “Best Live Experience” at the Discovery Sport Industry Awards. It was a fitting award for one of South Africa’s favourite events. In 2017 the much loved sporting festival returns to Green Point on the 3 & 4 February 2017. This year there is once […]

WIN: Entry into the second Spur Cape Summer Trail Series

You may remember towards the end of last year I took part in the Spur Gauteng Sumer Trail Series, which was my first venture into trail running. I immediately was taught the very interesting lesson that running can be incredibly technical. And while trail running may offer a completely different challenge, it still offers that […]

Reviewing the South African 2016 Sport Year

The calendar year is almost over and it’s been a year of some incredible highs for the Rainbow nation and some incredible lows. As has become a little tradition for me here at Sports 24 Seven – All Things Jabu, a recap is in order for the year that was. And while I never intentionally […]

Bring back the Green Bokke

This past Saturday the Springboks were defeated for the first time in history by Ireland in a test match played in South Africa. There will be player’s ratings, lessons learned and massive opinion posts all over the internet all week as everyone looks to tell us where Springbok rugby has failed. It’s definitely the fault […]

Why the Lions are the Super Rugby side

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Super Rugby, in a tough concept year, is now on its hiatus for the June Internationals. When you cast your eye over the tournament so far there will be a few things that strike you. The Sunwolves, Kings and Jaguares have struggled and instead of being a welcoming addition have been the whipping boys, filling […]