Oracle Rugby will go through the interesting Rugby stories of the past few days and give his take on them…
#2023 bid goes well for SA
Planet Rugby and many others reported yesterday that the #SA2023 cracked the nod of the Rugby World Cup Limited Board (RWCL), this must be noted as not the final decision but certainly a momentous step forward, the RWCL had 5 categories and South Africa triumphed in 3 and France in 2, this sadly means that Ireland failed to attain top spot in any of the five!!
A few weeks ago Irish Bookie Paddy Power offered betting on the awarding of the Cup and installed Ireland as odds on favourites at an extremely short price of 3/10 with SA at 7/2 & France at 6/1, most people will consider it to be a two horse race now, but Oracle Rugby believes this one is RACE OVER, Paddy might as well PUT THE RESULT IN AND PAY THE PUNTERS!!
South Africa is by far the best choice and there is no doubt in my mind that South Africa will be awarded World Rugby’s showpiece come the 15th of November.
The allocation of the #2023 bid will be made by way of 26 delegates which hold 39 votes, Ireland, France and of course South Africa are NOT ALLOWED to vote.
Wayde van Niekerk injures himself whilst playing TAG RUGBY WTF FUB!!
Are you joking you ask? Nope as reported by IOL in South Africa that on the 7th of October Wayde van Niekerk was partaking in a fun Tag Rugby as part of the festivities of the upcoming SA v NZ Rugby Champs game at Newlands. Wayde whilst attempting a tackle managed to injure himself and was ultimately removed from the field by way of a Medical Golf Cart. Apparently he will now miss the Commonwealth Games & SA Champs in the coming months!!
Seriously Wayde, think next time cuzzie!!
Kenya VISA Hurdle dilema
It was also reported by IOL a couple of days ago that the Kenyan National SEVENS team failed to get Visa’s for South Africa last week due to a public Holiday and were as a result not able to make the trip to Stellenbosch SA on the weekend.
This is a smack in the face for ADMINISTRATORS of teams, we saw this recently when Leinster players were sent back in a recent Pro 14 game in SA.
Come on guys get it right, International sport travel has been going on for years, surely the guys making these decisions are aware of how it works?
Sport24 reported that 5 New Inductees have been included into Rugby’s Hall of Fame
The 5 players are:
- Felipe Contepomi of Argentina
- Al Charron of Canada
- Rob Andrew of England
- Fabien Pelous of France
- Phaidra Knight of USA
Oracle Rugby says well done and thanks for the memories!!
Well that is all for now, check back in on Sunday as Oracle Rugby will give a roundup of the interesting Rugby Stores making the headlines