Herman Gibbs

Province ready to slay the Pumas

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor For only the second time in three ABSA Currie Cup seasons, DHL Western Province emerged unscathed from a match after the team’s medical staff issued a clean bill of health on Monday. Province’s radical change to their training regime and their playing patterns which makes for more passing and less contact seems to …

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Bok flank goes under the knife

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor Springbok backrower Francois Louw underwent surgery on Monday after he picked up a neck injury in the Rugby Championship Test against New Zealand, in Wellington, just over a week ago. Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts told the media in Cape Town on Monday that Louw had suffered a pinched nerve in his neck …

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Bokke can scrum Aussies into the ground

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor South Africa’s scrum coach Pieter de Villiers says the Springboks could have the upper hand at scrum time against the Wallabies in Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test at Newlands. Speaking to the rugby media in Cape Town on Monday, the scrum guru said the Boks have “revisited” the basics and provided they apply their …

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WP win without sounding a championship warning

  By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor DHL Western Province coach Allister Coetzee was circumspect enough before trumpeting too loudly his side’s bonus-point win over the never-say-die Griquas on Saturday at Newlands. Coetzee was not pleased with the way WP allowed Griquas back into the match in the closing stages when his players seemed to neglect the basics of …

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Prooovince too good for Griquas

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor DHL Western Province consolidated their position at the top of the Currie Cup log with a deserving 36-12 win over a game Griquas side in their clash at Newlands on Saturday afternoon. The match ended on a frantic note as either side scored a try, by which time the match had long been …

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Annual Awards Evening, Cape Town-Tygerberg FA

Cape Town-Tygerberg FA will stage their 21st Annual Awards Evening at the Italian Club, Donegal Street, Rugby, on Saturday, 18 October. Details to hand: Awarding Senior League and Knock-Out trophies and medals, as well as individual awards i.e Player of the Year, Senior and Junior Club of the Year etc. Price:  R110.00pp Tickets available from the office – contact Neil …

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Burger on Bok menu after Louw blow

Experienced and versatile loose forward Schalk Burger has been called up to the Springbok squad for the final two Tests in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship for the injured Francois Louw. Burger, capped 71 times for the Springboks, will play for his Japanese club, Suntory, on Friday and join the squad in Cape Town as soon as possible thereafter. It …

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Jou ma se African Experience

  Review by Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor Set in the heart of the Mother City, the WOZA restaurant offers you a unique yet typical African experience. The uniqueness is in the venue’s warm and bright decor which makes for an inviting and happy atmosphere. On a recent visit to the eatery, the patrons there were drawn from Cape Town’s …

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Mallett gives Pollard the thumbs up

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has praised the performance of young flyhalf Handre Pollard against the All Blacks. The 20-year-old was picked at the expense of Morne Steyn for the past weekend’s Rugby Championship Test against the Kiwis in Wellington. The Boks lost 14-10 but Pollard acquitted himself well against the world’s best team. Mallett, speaking in the SuperSport studio …

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Siya injury huge setback for WP

By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor DHL Western Province have been left licking their wounds after a mauling at the hands of the Golden Lions in Johannesburg last weekend. They are saddled with three injury concerns ahead of their next Currie Cup clash which will be at Newlands on Saturday. Live wire flanker Siya Kolisi has done ligaments in both knees …

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