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DALE STEYN VS JIMMY ANDERSON: LET’S HAVE THAT CHAT

The notion that English opening bowler Jimmy Anderson is on a par with our very own Dale Steyn really shits me. To be fair, it is usually the Poms who fuel this fire and bless them for it. They need something to pick them up and out of the mucky-muck lives they lead on that wet and dreary island of theirs. True to form, the Steyn vs Anderson argument was reignited recently by none other than the current English skipper, Alastair Cook, who told the press that in his esteemed opinion, Jimmy was in the same class as Dale and at one stage even insinuated that perhaps Jimmy could do more with the ball than Dale could. Pffffft! Whilst in my biased opinion, that is a load of shite, I feel it high time to end this argument once and for all. To achieve this, we need to keep our emotions out of the situation and focus on the cold, hard stats.

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TOP RUGBY PLAYS FROM THE MONTH OF JUNE

The International window saw a welcome break from Super Rugby as the lads from up North made the trek to their Southern rivals. One Hemisphere in the process of finishing off their season whilst the other raring to get it started. Bless the Northern Hemisphere sides, for they tried their best, yet came up second best. Again. The English put up a decent fight in all but one of their Tests against the AB’s, the Welsh tried their best in both Durban and Nelspruit, the Scots were outclassed and the poor French were simply dreadful. Looking back at the month, some fantastic rugby was played by the three Southern Hemisphere heavyweights and the entertainment which awaits us during this year’s Rugby Championships is mouth-watering. All in all, the three Southern Hemisphere teams outscored their Northern counterparts by 303 points to 143. Check out some of the month’s highlights.

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