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Allister Coetzee is officially out, but SA Rugby refuse to name successor

50 years from now white South African culture will be over.

The Boks have a fantastic sporting history but the organization in charge, the ANC-appointed Minister Department of Sport and Recreation despises rugby. You won't even see rugby mentioned on the front page of their website: http://www.srsa.gov.za/.

They are also trying to replace the iconic springbok with the protea.

2 Weeks, 16 Hours ago

Ruan Pienaar's controversial stalling asks questions about the spirit of the law

You just have to laugh. Don't blame the player blame the ref.

2 Weeks, 4 Days ago

Wayne Barnes humbles moany Ma'a with a schoolboy telling off

Way way way too much talking from rugby referees these days, and to non-captains. Go watch a match from the 80's, refs just awarded penalties and teams retreated 10m.

The problem is that players believe they are part of a dialogue when they are not.

All this increased chat by players and refs is not good for the game.

3 Weeks, 5 Days ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Yes I am.

Also class prejudice, misogyny, and colonialism are all parts of the fabric of rugby. I've been playing for 25 years over three continents. Some of the culture is old-fashioned but I don't want to destroy it.

Would you deny this? Rugby has a lot of stuff in our culture good and bad. Sorry millennials, the game didn't start with synthetic jerseys and neon boots.

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Dan, you don't get to decide what players can and cannot say on a rugby pitch or in society at large. Your belief that you have a say in what others think makes you a social justice warrior.

Sensitivity to language has not been part of the game historically.

1 Month, 1 Day ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

I want a sport that is not governed by social justice warriors trying to destroy the fabric of the game.

1 Month, 2 Days ago

Mathieu Bastareaud shocks fans as homophobic slur is heard worldwide

Not nice.

Still rugby people now seem to be constantly outraged. There was a time when there was no tackle, collision, or off the ball event that was met with more than shrugged shoulders.

Every high tackle and idiotic heat-of-the moment statement is not a big deal.

1 Month, 3 Days ago

Joe Marler and TJ Ioane both suspended after double altercation

6 week ban? This isn't that big of a deal

1 Month, 1 Week ago

Teddy Thomas makes a howling error as Racing 92 slip to defeat in Europe

That's what you get for wearing a man bun.

White socks in rugby are also unacceptable.

2 Months, 1 Week ago

England Deaf make history beating New Zealand in international series

I played with a guy that played on the Scotland deaf team. He was a prop and I'd give him hand signals for lineouts.

He was good!

2 Months, 2 Weeks ago