Keith Nicholls

The agony and the Ecstasy

The All Blacks are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations for the World Cup. According to media reports this week, the Kiwis have enlisted the assistance of an expert to help predict weather patterns for the tournament, which in turn may influence team selection. According to these reports, the expert produces his forecasts based…

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The truth will set your fee

I owe a big thank you to South Africa’s cricket administrators. You see, they have set me straight. I had, for a long time, laboured under the misapprehension that the truth is a good thing. But apparently this is not so. (more…)

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Great expectations?

I always get nervous at about this time, the time just preceding a major international tournament in which a South African team is playing. I wait, wondering what it is that is going to go wrong to play a part in compromising the spectacle. (more…)

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Of Aussies, booze and handbags

Ah, so those Aussies are at it again. With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, Matt Dunning and Lote Tuqiri have managed to earn themselves Cup curfews after yet another episode of booze-filled shenanigans. When will they learn? (more…)

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Staying ahead of the Joneses

So, it has been confirmed that Eddie Jones will be going to the World Cup with the Boks as a technical adviser. And for the most part, the mood seems quite upbeat about this appointment. (more…)

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