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    The Peter Bills 2006 Rugby awards

    <DIV =LeadPara>My column looking back at 2006 and handing out what I believe should be the awards won’t find favour in every quarter. But they might strike a chord with some of you. </DIV>
    <DIV =LeadPara>Springbok Player of the Year: Pierre Spies </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>South African young player of the year: Francois Steyn </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Mr Consistency: Danie Rossouw on the Springboks’ end-of-year tour. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Disappointment of the year: Bryan Habana. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Most one-sided contest of the year: Australia 49, South Africa 0; Tri-Nations, Brisbane, July. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Gloomiest expression of the year: Springbok coach Jake White, the morning after the above night game in Brisbane. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Best referee of the year: South Africa’s Jonathan|Kaplan. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Saddest injury of the year: Schalk Burger v Scotland at Port Elizabeth, June. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Failed experiment of the year: André Snyman’s recall to Test rugby. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Disappearance of the year: Jaco van der Westhuyzen. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Upset of the year: South Africa 26, France 36; in Cape Town, June 24. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Greatest waste of the|year: Former Western Province hooker Pieter Dixon constantly sitting on the bench at English club Bath. His brief appearance for the club last week was his first since May. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Biggest missed opportunities of the year: South Africa not choosing Ruan Pienaar at scrumhalf against Scotland in Durban and not selecting Daan Human for the end-of-year tour to the northern hemisphere. Plus throwing away clear victory chances at Sydney and Twickenham. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Most wildly unpredictable match of the year: France 43, Ireland 31; in the Six Nations Championship (France led 43-3 at one stage). </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Biggest improvement by a player in the year: Ronan|O’Gara (Ireland). </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Most promising performance of the year: Francois Steyn for South Africa v Ireland. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Most spectacular collapse of the year: England . [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]</DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Consistent lack of form award: England. [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]</DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Most unusual location of|my rugby year: Rustenburg. Barely 20 000 turned up for the Tri-Nations Test against New Zealand. Carrier pigeons would have been more reliable to send your reports than the rarely working telephone lines, and we drove up to the stadium|entrance in a cloud of red dust, my taxi driver having taken a short cut across some fields to avoid a huge traffic jam. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>The best collision award: Any by Irish flanker Neil Best in the Ireland v Australia match in Dublin in November. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>The revolting player power of the year award: The Welsh players for helping get rid of 2005 Grand Slam coach Mike Ruddock. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Most bewildering application of the year: Sir Clive Woodward’s, seeking to return to the shambles at Twickenham as Elite Rugby Director. </DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Most embarrassing performance of the year: France 31, England 6; in the Six Nations|in March. England were absolutely shambolic. [img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]</DIV>
    <DIV =TailParas>Most formidable performance of the year: New Zealand beating France 47-3 at Lyon. They made the French look as effective
    Seas suas agus troid!

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    Originally posted by LLCOOLJ14
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    <DIV ="TailParas">"............ Most boring aspect of modern day rugby award: The rolling maul. God, how I hate seeing anyone rewarded for such grinding boredom. "</DIV>


    You must have forgotten to bold that bit, LL? [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img]


    New infraction avoidance policy: a post may be described as imbecilic, but its author should never be described as an imbecile.

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      #3
      The Stephen Jones soundalike Award 2006 : Peter Bills. Langer.

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        #4
        Peter Bills is a complete idiot. Is he south african? always thought he was english but seems pretty obsessed with SA above
        Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice



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