Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Come on down...

Touch on Friday 4pm @ Bishops
Touch on Sunday 4pm @ Bishops

Be there...

Coming soon...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Something to keep us going...

Another break...can you believe it.

The Cobras will continue their quest for the league cup on the 17th of September against the Spanners in the semi-final of the 2008 competition.

Could the UCT Internal League be the longest contested sporting event ever, ranging from March to the end of is actually getting a little bit ridiculous with all these breaks as we end up playing all year round, starting in summer, playing a game or two in autumn, having a break for the whole of winter then finishing in spring.

There was a poor show at touch yesterday, so let's please make sure we stay fit and keep up the momentum and get down to touch TWICE a week, thats Friday's and Sunday's at 4pm sharp @ Bishops. Fitness is the key...

Oh so brave...

Monday Magic Moments...

Diiiilon McEEEvoy in the deep end...hard life.

Jamo, Mont, Bug and Hawski celebrating Cobras life in P.E

Justin, Alcoholic and John with their catch of the day...

A few fines in Komga...

The Big Friendly G!

Mr.Rennie getting away with it...

Please do not touch Mano.

Nic going over on a muddy Green Mile

What shall we do with the drunken Cobra?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cobras through to semi's after convincing win...

The Cobras put together another spirited performance to beat the highly rated Easterns side 27-10 in the quater final last night on a beautiful evening up on the Green Mile. It was all Cobras from the word go, as they ran in two quick tries to put Easterns on the back foot from the outset. The Cobras took the momentum gained from beating the Nadoes to producing another display of awesome running rugby, can they be stopped now?

Cobras will play Spanners in the semi final...

Oh so brave!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's knock out time...

Purple Cobras vs. Easterns
Kick off: 17:30
Meet: 16:30 below Cecil
Oh so brave!

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Nitty Gritty...

Here is all the information that is needed at this stage of the competition, and it basically sums up the route in which the Cobras will take in order to reach the final for the second year in a row...

As you can see above, we will be playing Easterns in the quaters, with the possibility of facing either the Spanners or the Wild Boys semi's, if we take a look accross to the other side of the draw, i'm sure we can agree that we might have been blessed with an easier run into the finals, not to say that the two matches before then are going to be easy games. This is now the business end of the league with two tough games coming up, we lose, we out...and please let's not be taking part in the 7/8th play off's.

We will be playing against Easterns at 17:30 on Wednesday in the Cup Quater Final of the UCT Internal League 2008. One doesn't need to explain the importance of the fixture...
More to follow...
Oh so brave!

Monday Magic Moments...

A confused Moeg, and Mike, quiet sunday arvie.

Will Nichol with his new hairstyle for the play-off's

Organically lifted....

Oupa teaching the kids how it's done...


Beer for the boys

Guys to bring beer for this Wednesday quaterfinals fines meeting will be:

1.Sheldon Laing
2.John Hayden
3.Rob Nichol
4.Matt Milne
5.Nic Roslee
6.Craig McKenzie
7.Nick Stander
8.Warren Butler

It's up to you okes to make sure you fulfill your responsibilities otherwise you letting the team down, so let's make it happen...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The weekend that was Bishops...

On friday, the Bishops Od's played against the Bosch Old Boys in a thrilling encounter. It was the Bosch Old Boys who got on the scorecard first with a well worked try. It was a physical battle with both sides not giving each other an inch as there were gang tackles being made, hard running, and sublime finishing. OD's struck back just before half time to make the scores level at 5-5 with Cobras star Brendan Raubenheimer going over after using his soccer skills to dribble the ball into the in goal area.

The second half produced the same sort of Rugby, with both teams well in the game. Hit after hit the defensive was relentless from both teams and what a game of rugby we all had on our hands. The bosch crowd started encouraging their side with a few war cries, adding to the awesome spirit in which the game was played in. There were numerous Cobras and Nadoes in both sides as expected, so the rivalry was as strong as ever. A big thanks to all who came down, the event seems to be getting bigger and bigger with every fixture, and it won't be long until this fixture becomes a highlight on both the Bishops and Bosch sports calendars. Final score Bishops OD's 15 - 5 Bosh Old Boys.

Saturday morning saw the game we had all be waiting for, the second derby match of the season between Rondebosch and Bishops. Bishops won the fist fixture a few weeks ago 20-8, and never looked like losing on Saturday morning. After Rondebosch put points on the board first, it was all Bishops from then on in, with sublime handling of the ball and running rugby that can only be associated to Bishops, it was a field day for the boys. Final score 47-15 to Bishops, it's now 4 years since Rondebosch have beaten Bishops, but the rivalry still remains the same.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Get down to Wadda this Saturday....

As you can see, R5 drinks...need I say more.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Check, check....check it out.

Check out the Internal League's offical website for latest news, logs, match reports and other such wonderful things...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

South African Braai Etiquette

In keeping with the whole braai vibe, heres a little clip to show all you youngsters how to behave around the fire. Warren Butler will be in control of the tongs, as per usual, and will command the utmost respect.

heres a fun piece of trivia: apparently the 'short film' was in fact filmed in London. wow. tres bizzare.

Cobras Braai/Piss-up...

There will be a Cobras Braai this Thursday, the 14th, for all Cobras (past,present,future) It will give us an opportunity to celebrate last weeks victory, catch up with the ou's, and start our preperation for the knock out stages of the competition which begins next week!

The Braai will take place at the notorious White House, No.24 Bishoplea Road Claremont. Kick off will be at 5pm...please bring your own beer, a couple if you want to keep it chilled, or at least 12 for yourself, if you, like Army, plan on getting lank hectic and cheating on your girlfriend. We will be supplying the fires, so can you guys please bring enough meat for yourselves. 'Bokke and Tiger afterwards, you never know, stranger things have happened...

Cobras Team Braai
This Thursday (14th)
24 Bishoplea Road Claremont
Kick off: 5pm onwards
Bring: Meat and lank booze

Home of Cobras Rugby 2011

The new Greenpoint Stadium has been under construction for many months now, and is looking set to finish on time for the FIFA Soccer World Cup in 2010. It is believed that Cobras Rugby will be moving from Bishops to the new Stadium in 2011 with a contract said to be worth millions.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Test Match weekend...

It is a huge weekend for Cape Tonians this weekend as there will be 3 Test Matches played in one single weekend...

On Friday (15th Aug) is the new tradition that is Bishops OD's vs. Rondebosch Old Boys in only the 4th ever encounter. In 2007 the Bosch old boys beat Bishops OD's in both legs of the fixture, but this changed earlier this year when Bishops held out for a draw against Bosch with the likes of Robbie Fleck gracing the field. It was a match played on a flooded Bishops Range field, where as expected, the ball struggled to do the work with the final score being locked at 5-5. However, this Friday see's the traditional rivals go head to head once again to see who will claim the accolade of being the champions of Old Boys Rugby for 2008. The game is played in an awesome spirit where running rugby is the order of the day, so get down to Rondebosch Rugby A this Friday afternoon to either play or support, it's going to be a good one and what better way to start the derby weekend than a game of rugby, a few beers and a good catchup with our old rivals Rondebosch.
Prediction: Bishops OD's by 5

Kick off: 4pm Rondebosch Rugby A
Meet @ 3pm if you keen to play (all OD's welcome)
After match beers and function.

Saturday morning is the much anticipated final derby game of the season and curtain raiser to the Tri-Nations test, as Rondebosch travel accross the road to try and cause a huge upset in both teams last fixture of the 2008 season. Bishops comfortably beat Rondebosch 20-8 in the first fixture which was played infront of a capacity crowd at Rondebosch. The Bishops pavillion is yet to be completed so make sure you get there early as seating might be limited.
Prediction: Bishops by 15

Kick off: Should be around 11:30am on the Piley Rees.
Bishops OD's to congregate behind the poles closest to The Chapel.
Pack those coolies full...

From Bishops many people will be making the 15 minute walk to Newlands where South Africa will be taking on the All Blacks in their first Tri-Nations home fixture of the year. The Bokke are still well in the competition, and if they pull of home victories over New Zealand and Australia, we will be crowned Tri-Nations champions for 2008. It's going to be a crazy atmospheer as the test match was sold out within 2 hours of tickets going on sale 2 months ago.
Prediction: Bokke by 7

So there it is, its going to be one seriously long weekend, with lots of beer being drunk, many a memory being shared, and more importantly lots of rugby being played and watched! Good luck to all involved and let's bring it home Bishops and Bokke.

Oh so brave...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cobras Monday Magic Moment...

Cobras during their fines meeting in Stellenbosch after beating the Nadoes

What the fuck...

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Cobras take down Nadoes...

The Purple Cobras ran out as underdogs against a powerful Nadoes side which was yet to lose a game since a pool fixture against Ubumbo last year. The Cobras didn't have the best start to the season as the team struggled in the opening stages of the competition to produce rugby which has earned them the accolade of being one of the league's powerhouse side.

This was all to change as a highly motivated and calm Cobras side could possibly have tunred their season around with a historic victory of the 5 time league champions the Nadoes.

The Cobras won the toss and chose to run against a very slight breeze that was sweeping across the chilly green mile. Cobras recieved the kick and from the kick off looked far more composed than the Nadoes, as their backline struggled to produce the magic they have been known for with wild passes being thrown between flyhalf and second centre. The Nadoes have also been known for their powerhouse forwards who often try to bully their oponents, however this was not to be the case on Wednesday night as the young Cobras side didn't give the Nadoes half an inch.

The Cobras spent quality time in the Nadoes half with the forwards making sure that the ball kept going through the phases, but it wasn't long until the Cobras were on the back foot and the Nadoes were pushing for a try. After the ball got knocked out of Nadoes flyhalf Guy Loxtons hand on the Cobras 5m line, the defence ran up past the loose ball and a Nadoe coming through managed to pick the ball up and go over under the poles. 7-0 to the Nadoes.

It wasn't long before the Cobras struck back and after another clean line out ball the forwards trampled all over the Nadoes pack and were brought down just short of the line only for the Cobras scrummy Graeme "I pull tall chicks" Steen to go over untouched, conversion succesful half time 7-7.

The talk at half time was that we were very much in it and if there was an opportunity to take the Nadoes side down, this was it as the motivated Cobras side knew that we were well in the game, if not actually dominating the proceedings. The Nadoes crowd started to sense an upset and started getting rather vocal on the sideline. Penalty on the Nadoes 10m line after about the 15th offence of hands in. The Cobras elected to shoot at poles and flyhalf Warren Butler managed to land the penalty to put the Cobras in the lead with 15 minutes to play, 10-7. This is how the score stayed and the Cobras walked away from the victory unbelievably stoked as the general mood in the camp was that this is what could possibly have turned our season around after struggling in the earlier stages of the competition.

The Cobras pack was hugely influential in this victory as the stole the majority of the Nadoes line out ball and one all of their own throw in's with star lock Dugald McDonald being back from a long injury. It was against Ikhaya in the opening fixture of last years season that he did his knee and hadn't played since. Not only him, but Matthew Kelly too, the Cobras flank, wrote down Wednesday the 6th of August as their comeback date as they couldnt pass up the opportunity to play the Nadoes. It was an unbelievable comeback for the two who have both been out of rugby for months. The Nichol brothers also had huge games along with young Cobras prop Garth "Moeg" Adams and signing of the season Mr. Kyle Rennie. Its hard to mention all the guys who played huge roles at it can be put down to an awesome team performance.

The Cobras will take this momentum into the quaterfinals, and could not have asked to click at a better time.

- No game this wed, our pool has a bye
-Touch on Sunday 4pm sharp @ Bishops

Oh so brave...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Here we go...

Purple Cobras vs. Nadoes
Kick off: 18:30
Meet: 17:30
Let us make history....
Oh so brave!

Every where you go...

Chinamen... Wowee it has been s very long, hasn't it? It's been so long in fact that I had forgotten my password for this very blogsite. I was unhappy to see that the protection policy for such a situation is simply to forward your password to your e- mail. Not great if your e- mail pasword is the same for everything else Not great at all. Nonetheless here we are agan for yet another instalment of Bug's weather report. Unfortunately our sponsors have pulled out on me so this is pretty much a solo effort on my behalf with zero reward, other than those sweet smiles on your faces.

Today's show is very special for a number of reasons. Firstly, and most importantly, tomorrow's game is against the Nadoes, bru, and thus I feel it my duty to provide you with something that i both inspiring, humorous and educating at the same time. A difficult job for most people, but then again I am rather awesome. Secondly, today's interview is with a newer memeber of the Cobra's family. A stalwart this season who's put in some big hits and powerful leg drives, which is expected considering the body enhancing supplements he's rather partial to. I speak of nne other than Brendan "Evan Stone" Raubenheimer. I'll give you a quick squiz at a little convo we had over a spring role and guac sub the other day. Both were equally delicious I'll have you know, but with a chicken/ guac sub priced at R19. 50 and a 'largechickennoodlepleaze' at R17, there really is no doubt whichoption one should take. A 'chickenspling' role is roughly R6. I had both, Raubs had the sub. Poor decision I reckon. Anyway. Finally, it is the last time that I write this very prestigious publication as a simple bystander Tomorrow I don the Purple and White to stand amongst my brothers on the luscious Green Mile. Thinking about just gets me hard. Also I met two incredibly hot Swiss twins last night so I'm lank stoked about life. Twins Basil, TWINS!

This week the weather report reads as follows:

Min: 11°C
Max: 21°C
Weather: Fine, cloudy by evening
Wind: moderate southerly
Sunrise: 07:34
Sunset: 18:09
Moonrise: 10:09
Moonset: 23:36
Moonphase: Waxing

There you have it. It will as always be flippin' cold up at Varsity so I suggest everyone come warmlydressed to make sure the wolf is kept from the door so to speak. Wind will most likely be rather brisk with a bit of cloud cover in the evening. Nothing to drastic, so don't fret.

Now the time you've all been waiting for... Some say he's half man half pornstar, others say he's an emotional black hole, women say he's a man whore, but we just know him as Disco Straubs.

Bug: Raubi my boy how very kind of you to join me. How's life?

Raubs: Ah Bg it's a pleasure. Basically I'm just trying to get my shit together, you know varsity and all that.

B: I know, we all go through that shit sometime. By the way have you seen my Under Amrour vest? You know the one, it's blue with long sleeves, could be quite chilly tomorrow so I want to find it.

R: Oh, the blue one with the orange writing of 'Norfolk Academy', a slight white strip from strapping over it, it was on the third shelf of your cupboard with your new T- shirt.

B: That's the one, you got it?

R: No, I have none of your things. I have absolute respect for other people's property.

B: Right. Moving on. Raubs tell us something of your incredible tact with women these days. Apparently your pik up lines have been refined and honed into a spearwhich can penetrate any woman's heart.

R: Ah indeed bud. Well it's not really a question of tact more tactless.

B: Give us an example there brosive.

R: Well two weekends ago I told some chick that I would: "Punch her in the cunt unless he sucked my fat man cock. Last weekend I distinctly remember telling some Stellies chick that I knew she wanted me o gut her and wanted to know why she seemed offended when she had just told me that she was from Stellies. I was under the impression that all chicks in Stellies wanted to get 'gutted'.

B: Jesus.

R: Yes, some have called me by that name.

B: Ha. Predictions for tomorrow?

R: It's gonna rain Nadoes blood, and drip wet cunt

B: Hectic.

Thank you all for stopping by yet again. I must say I have this image of all the Cobras okes smsing one another to tell each other that the latest weather report is up. I see you boys huddled raound a computer laughing and shit. Maybe touching each other ever so fondly. However,I realise that this is probably not the case and that the majority of you haven't even heard about this shit. So to those of you who do read (Graeme, Dil, Warren) thank you. Youve made one very talentless blogger very happy.

Until next time,

Always take the weather with you...