Gary James, it would be helpful if you for once bring hard contrary facts to the disagreement. We have read with tolerant boredom your ad hominem attacks. You are confusing shadow boxing with the real thing. I mean, is that all your Model C education can do for you? You must have friends with better thinking and writing skills who are willing to chip in. Come on, don’t leave us flapping in the breeze. – Allan Klaasen, Primrose Park
As we said in Bok rugby, there are layer upon layer of falsity. How odd is the selection of Morne Steyn after Elton Jantjies was picked apart by Rich? Steyn built a career on basic skill errors. This proves that the unmistakable urgency to get rid of Elton was naked racism. Those who have a pleasurable sense of relief in this careless malice must realise that it does nothing to improve the Bok game and image. All that it did was to provide us with more evidence that the criterion by which most things in Bok rugby is examined is still race. It is going to drive more supporters into the All Black camp. – David Esau, Belhar
With empirical evidence we now examine one of Gavin Rich’s prophecies. He said Juan de Jongh is too small for test rugby. Juan started a test against the All Blacks. In the 41-13 defeat, the defensive system and individuals came up short. Pun is deliberate. Juan was not one of them. How did Rich rationalise the failure of his theory? He made Juan responsible for the whole team’s performance – paraphrase “if they lose with him there, the public are going to let Allister know”. This was where he again pushed for the selection of a white player ahead of Juan. Is this knowledgeable clarity or bigotry?
With the Boks weighed down by circumstance, Gavin Rich offered his speculative nonsense. He said Elton Jantjies may settle if Rohan Janse van Rensburg was selected.