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Watch: Welsh players attempt to translate South African slang

By Peteso Cannon
Alun Wyn Jones tries his hand at Africaans

With the Autumn Internationals drawing to a close, we await the final hurrah from two teams who seem to be eternally underwhelming at this time of year.


Wales sole victory thus far, a seven-point win over Georgia, while the Springboks, on the other hand, have beaten France and Italy.

However, the French victory seems slightly negated by the fact that the French then went and drew with Japan and prior to last year, you would have expected the Springboks to beat Italy any day of the week.

Looking ahead to the weekend, Wales seem confident that both Rhys Webb and Scott Williams will be fit to take part having been doubtful at the beginning of the week.

Hopefully a lot more confident than they were when trying to translate these South African slang terms into English.

How’s your knowledge of South African slang?

Ours isn’t great either but it’s a lot better than this poor showing from Alun Wyn Jones, which was frankly ‘kak’.

Credit: WRU Official


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William 2 hours ago
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Correct analysis of Perofeta’s bungling of the try opportunity Ben. Never ‘fixed’ Steward as he came across in defence and passed too early. Steward didn’t have to break his stride and simply moved on to pressure Telea. Never scanned the easier option of passing to the two supporting players on the inside. Beauden Barrett showed how it is done when he put Telea in for his try. Another point from the game is that the rush defence is hard to maintain as the number of phases increases. From scrums the defensive line only contains backs who all have roughly the same pace. Once forwards are involved, the defence has players with variable speeds often leading to a jagged line. It also tends to lose pace overall giving the attack more time and space. Beauden Barrett’s break to set up Telea’s try came because Baxter went in to tackle McKenzie and Steward went out to cover Telea. Barrett has a massive hole to run through, then commits Steward by passing as late as possible and Telea scores untouched. Another comment I would make is that Ben Earl is a good player and generally an excellent defender but he made three significant misses in the series, two of which led to All Black tries. Got stepped by Perofeta in Dunedin for Savea’s try, missed McKenzie in Auckland leading to what should have been a certain try being set up by Perofeta and was one of the tacklers who couldn’t stop Savea in the leadup to Telea’s first try. Perhaps he should contact Owen Farrell to pick up a few tips from ‘tackle school’.

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