Saru team win their own quiz
BOK coach Heyneke Meyer couldn't contain his excitement when his squad was given a clean bill of health this week. The coach waxed lyrical about the players' disposition and their conditioning and even suggested he had not had the luxury of presiding over players so primed in 20 years of coaching. As it turned out, the only member in the Bok camp who required medical attention was media manager De Jongh Borchardt. He apparently slipped in the team hotel.
ENGLISH media were aghast at the result of a media quiz on Thursday night. The team, consisting of Saru CEO Jurie Roux, a representative of the sponsors, Absa, and Borchardt "won" the event, but for obvious reasons couldn't claim their prize. Turns out a member of their team (who shall remain anonymous but who may have slipped in the team hotel) also compiled some questions.
IT SEEMS going away quietly simply isn't an option for P Divvy. The erstwhile Bok coach is on a road show promoting his book (The sour grapes of wrath, no, it's actually titled "Politically Incorrect") told a stunned audience he was the Nelson Mandela of South African rugby. Somehow Madiba's humility hasn't transferred to the Divmeister.
A LONG match report by the Australian Rugby Union's media services on the Wallabies test against Scotland failed to mention that the home team had actually lost. Sure, there was a blow-by-blow account of how the scoring occurred, but no actual mention that the Wallabies "went down", or "lost to", or were "shocked by" the Scots.