The Scots lead 3 – 0 at half time But they would soon fall into the trap set by Danie Craven and his student friend, Andre MacDonald A practiced dummy move Well, we got the reputation on that tour That they must stop us around the scrum Because he would go blindside And I would give him the ball He was playing number 8. The number 8 position wasn’t as specialized as it is today And they were ready for it When we gave the sign, they knew the move was coming And when he flew out, the Scottish loose forwards flew out with him And when I gave him the ball, I saw they were going for him And the gap is open for me, so I shot through Freddie Turner’s debut test, the first in the 1933 series Was won by South Africa, 17 – 3 Our 17 included this try by Springbok scrumhalf, Danie Craven The first points of the series

Springbok Rugby – Greatest Ever Scrumhalves
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8 thoughts on “Springbok Rugby – Greatest Ever Scrumhalves

  • June 6, 2016 at 8:09 pm
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    3:40 , Hugh Bladen having a good time..

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  • June 14, 2016 at 7:08 pm
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    Waar is die voories?

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  • August 13, 2016 at 8:25 pm
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    Spot-on!

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  • October 5, 2016 at 4:27 pm
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    I am looking forward to a Best of Fourie du Preez!!!

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  • December 28, 2016 at 11:43 pm
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    Fourie du Preez, simply a great footballer…..no room for Serfontein of the early 80's? Rated highly here in Kiwiland.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 10:07 am
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    I don't think it's fair to list players from the amateur and pro eras together. The playing conditions and training was so different I don't think they can be compared. Also no Robert Du Preez?!?!? Good choices on Joost and Fourie. Hard to tell which was better. I think Joost was but that's a conversation you could keep going forever.

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  • February 2, 2018 at 4:35 pm
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    Pretty close between Fourie and Joost but can’t argue

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  • July 4, 2018 at 2:16 pm
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    Good list and certainly agree with you on Divan Serfontein, who was small even for a scrummie, but sooo nuggety. Joost must surely be one of the best, of not the best scrumhalf of all times worldwide. It would be interesting to compare the number of tries he scored on an average per test with guys like Syd Going and Gareth Edwards. Personally I think a big part of rating Joost so high has to be his longevity and consistency. He was a hard act to follow.

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