São Tomé Tourism – Turismo STP http://turismo-stp.org/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 13:24:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://turismo-stp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default.png São Tomé Tourism – Turismo STP http://turismo-stp.org/ 32 32 Bubble life has been a ‘struggle’, says Pumas coach https://turismo-stp.org/bubble-life-has-been-a-struggle-says-pumas-coach/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 07:33:32 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/bubble-life-has-been-a-struggle-says-pumas-coach/ Argentina manager Mario Ledesma lamented two years of life ‘bubble’ but insists it was no excuse for Pumas’ poor results this year, which culminated in a 53-7 flogging against Ireland last Sunday. Argentina, who have been unable to play at home for the past two years due to lockdown restrictions, have lost eight of their […]]]>

Argentina manager Mario Ledesma lamented two years of life ‘bubble’ but insists it was no excuse for Pumas’ poor results this year, which culminated in a 53-7 flogging against Ireland last Sunday.

Argentina, who have been unable to play at home for the past two years due to lockdown restrictions, have lost eight of their last nine tests – their only victory came against Italy earlier this month .

Their record-breaking loss to the Irish brought the curtain down on the players’ four-month presence, first in the rugby championship and then on their tour of the northern hemisphere.

Ledesma said the past two years had been trying for all involved in Argentine rugby at the highest level and the results reflected it – the only shining beacon of a historic victory over New Zealand in 2020.

“Obviously not playing at home for two years has been difficult because we’ve been in a bubble everywhere we’ve gone,” Ledesma said in his post-match press conference.

“Sometimes we have a day off where we can go sightseeing, but just for a photo and then we come back.”

The team are known to be a tight-knit unit, but Ledesma, 48, said she could still have spent time with her family.

“It was very hard on the players and we don’t have the budget to bring the families like other teams do, so it was difficult and they worked all year,” he said. .

“It’s a big demand for the players. We’re always talking about player well-being and mental health and then you go two years without playing at home and in a bubble… I challenge any team to do that. It would be a fight. “

Ledesma, who won 84 caps as a player, however insists that these drawbacks were not the only ones responsible for the poor race, especially Sunday’s loss in Dublin where Tomas Lavanini was sent off as the Irish competed in seven tries.

“It’s not an excuse,” he said. “These are the conditions in which we play and we did not get the results.

“We expected a different result today and we thought that until today we had a pretty good tour.

“A very good match against France [they lost 29-20], convincingly winning against Italy and then entering this game with three weeks of work. Obviously, we expected something else for today’s game.

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These islands are open to leisure travel from South Africa https://turismo-stp.org/these-islands-are-open-to-leisure-travel-from-south-africa/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 11:07:42 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/these-islands-are-open-to-leisure-travel-from-south-africa/ Dhow excursions to Matemwe Lodge. Image provided. Several island destinations are now open to leisure travel and close to South Africa. They offer everything from palm-fringed beaches to volcanic features and incredible marine life. Some still have availability – and offers – to travel this year or early next year. Many are a direct flight […]]]>

Dhow excursions to Matemwe Lodge. Image provided.

  • Several island destinations are now open to leisure travel and close to South Africa.
  • They offer everything from palm-fringed beaches to volcanic features and incredible marine life.
  • Some still have availability – and offers – to travel this year or early next year.
  • Many are a direct flight from Johannesburg, aAnd most only require a negative PCR test before departure.
  • Here are several island vacations to consider – and what Covid-19 considerations are currently in place.
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Nothing says escaping reality, or Covid-19, quite like an island vacation. After nearly two years of difficult access or completely closed to tourism, several islands within reach of South Africa are reopening to tourists – and some still have availability at reasonable prices for December and January.

South Africa is ideally placed to enjoy several famous Indian Ocean destinations, but some less visited Atlantic alternatives offer incredible island getaways as well.

If you’re looking for an island vacation with easy flights from South Africa and Covid-19 conditions at the time of publication that aren’t entirely onerous, here are eight options to consider.

Mauritius

    Lux Belle Mare.  Picture provided

Lux Belle Mare. Picture provided

Mauritius, one of the most popular and accessible island destinations for South Africans, reopened for leisure travel in October. The island is known for its idyllic beaches, reefs, and all-inclusive resorts, with packages that pair well with family vacations and honeymoons.

Restrictions related to Covid:

There are no travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers who have a PCR test before departure and one on the fifth day of their stay. Unvaccinated visitors, however, must remain in the complex’s bubbles for 14 days.

Getting There :

There are daily flights between South Africa and Mauritius. Air Mauritius, British Airways, Safair and South African Airways fly regularly from Johannesburg.

Where to stay:

There is no shortage of resorts in Mauritius that meet all requirements – from peaceful honeymoon getaways to ones with family-friendly facilities. Among the top rated online sites are those run by Lux resorts, which has four resorts there.

Sao Tome and Principe

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HBD Bom Bom Lodge. Image provided.

São Tomé and Príncipe is the second smallest country in Africa. The islands were created by volcanic activity, and tropical rainforest covers almost a third of its land, leading many to call it one of the greenest islands on Earth. It’s a largely preserved and undiscovered gem from a South African perspective, save for one notable giant – tech billionaire Mark Shuttleworth has invested millions of dollars in the country, and his operation is currently the biggest employer there.

Restrictions related to Covid:

Travelers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test prior to departure that is less than 72 hours old.

Getting There :

There is no direct route between South Africa and São Tomé & Príncipe, but the journey typically takes between five and eight hours, including a short stopover. Typical connections are via Accra (using SAA and TAP Portugal) or Luanda (using Airlink or CemAir and TAAG Angola Airlines).

Where to stay:

Mark Shuttleworth’s Here Be Dragons (HBD) properties are among the most luxurious on the islands. Although currently closed for renovation, Trip Advisor ranks Bom Bom as the best value luxury resort.

Seychelles

Seychelles.  Image: Tommaso Nervegna / Unsplash.

Seychelles. Image: Tommaso Nervegna / Unsplash.

Seychelles comprises 115 islands and is home to coral reefs teeming with marine life. Dense forests bleed onto unspoiled white sand beaches, and nature reserves are home to a unique life of birds and animals. It’s a destination that has built a reputation for its expensive all-inclusive luxury resorts that leave travelers who can afford it almost universally singing their praises.

Restrictions related to Covid:

Travelers must present a negative PCR test prior to departure upon arrival no later than 72 hours. All visitors should also purchase travel health insurance that covers potential costs related to Covid-19.

Getting There :

There are regular direct flights between Johannesburg and Mahé on Air Seychelles.

Where to stay:

There is no shortage of luxury resorts in Seychelles, so final decisions will likely depend on budget and personal preference. If it’s a family vacation, consider Constance Lemuri. The North Island is appreciated for its exclusivity and has a nearly flawless online review.

Zanzibar

Lodge Matemwe.  Image provided.

Lodge Matemwe. Image provided.

Zanzibar is one of the most popular and accessible island destinations for South Africans – in the heyday of low cost carriers, several local operators flew directly to Stone Town. Although getting there is a bit more difficult than before, it is still an idyllic getaway and often better value for money than other island destinations in the Indian Ocean. Crystal-clear waters, spectacular marine life, and pristine beaches tick all the boxes on the island’s to-do list, and it’s a destination complemented by fascinating culture and architecture in the capital Stone Town.

Restrictions related to Covid:

Travelers must present a negative PCR test prior to departure upon arrival not older than 96 hours.

Getting There :

Historically, several low cost local airlines flew direct from Johannesburg to Stone Town. Until their return, the easiest and cheapest flights between South Africa and Zanzibar are now usually on Ethiopian or Kenya Airways, which pass through these countries.

Where to stay:

Matemwe is one of the island’s original lodges and is ideally located on the pristine east coast – famous for its beaches, scuba diving, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Travelers on Trip Advisor also rank Tulia Zanzibar as one of the best on the island, especially for a romantic getaway.

Reunion Island

Meeting.  Marie Rouilly / Unsplash.

Meeting. Marie Rouilly / Unsplash.

Reunion Island is a small piece of land in the east of Madagascar. It is popular among nature lovers and adventurers who explore its rugged volcanic lands and unspoiled landscapes. For years, it was a closely guarded secret of the French, over which the government still retains control. But a growing number of South Africans and other international travelers are venturing there for its ease of access and unique natural attractions.

Restrictions related to Covid:

Travelers must present a negative PCR test prior to departure upon arrival not older than 72 hours and are asked to self-isolate for seven days upon arrival.

Getting There :

There are regular direct flights between Johannesburg and Reunion on Air Austral.

Where to stay:

Reunion Island offers accommodation for all budgets and in various locations. Online travelers have rated Diana Dea Lodge and La Tamaréo de La Nouvelle as favorites. Cana Suc is a great value option that still has solid reviews online.

Madagascar

Madagascar.  Ako Randrianarivelo / Unsplash.

Madagascar. Ako Randrianarivelo / Unsplash.

Madagascar is a vast expanse of land off the east coast of Africa. It is the fourth largest island in the world, and despite its proximity to South Africa, it remains a unique destination in terms of culture, scenery and wildlife. Traveling to and around Madagascar is usually not as easy or luxurious as many idyllic islands dotted with resort towns, but those who do venture there are richly rewarded.

Restrictions related to Covid:

Travelers must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test prior to departure not older than 72 hours and be quarantined at an approved hotel overnight until a second coronavirus test returns a negative result.

Getting There :

Flights to Madagascar have started to reopen, but online options are still limited.

Where to stay:

If you are looking for a beach resort in Nose Be, Andilana Beach Resort is among the top rated of its kind online. Anjiamarango Beach Resort, at the northwestern tip of Perfume Island, has good marks online for its value offerings.

Mozambique

and beyond the island of Benguerra.  Image provided.

and beyond the island of Benguerra. Image provided.

Mozambique has some of the most idyllic tropical archipelagos in the world, many of which are easily accessible from South Africa. Among the most famous are Vilanculos, Benguerra, Quirimbas, Medjumbe and Bazaruto, and each offers unique variations on the theme of idyllic tropical island getaways.

Restrictions related to Covid:

Travelers must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test prior to departure that is less than 72 hours old and may be subjected to a Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival.

Getting There :

Residents living in Johannesburg may choose to travel to Mozambique, especially if they are visiting the southern islands of the country. There are regular flights to the capital Maputo and other towns in Mozambique, with easy island connections from there.

Where to stay:

There are lodges across the Mozambique archipelago that range from good value to luxury. & Beyond’s offers in Bazaruto and Quirimbas are among the most sought after and exclusive.

Maldives

Maldives.  Image: Mike Swigunski / Unsplash.

Maldives. Image: Mike Swigunski / Unsplash.

The Maldives is at the top of most island getaway bucket lists, and for good reason. Over 1,000 islands make up the Indian Ocean country, many of which are home to just one or two upscale resorts. It is a destination famous for its beaches, lodges on stilts and water sports, but it is also celebrated by those who like to drink sumptuous cocktails over the water.

Restrictions related to Covid:

Travelers must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test prior to departure not older than 72 hours. Travelers who have received a vaccination approved by the World Health Organization at least two weeks previously do not need to self-quarantine. Unvaccinated adults can be accommodated in “tourist guest houses” on islands that meet specific criteria.

Getting There :

Several airlines fly between Johannesburg and the Maldives, with at least one stopover. The cheapest and most convenient options tend to be with Singapore Airlines, Emirates, or Qatar Airways.

Where to stay:

Choosing a place to stay in the Maldives is likely to be closely tied to the type of trip you want. While budget accommodation is an oxymoron in the Maldives, Finolhu offers good value for money all inclusive. Six Senses Laamu and Baros have the highest online ratings for resorts in the archipelago.

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SSA economy on track for a steady recovery https://turismo-stp.org/ssa-economy-on-track-for-a-steady-recovery/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 14:31:42 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/ssa-economy-on-track-for-a-steady-recovery/ After the regional slowdown of 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated that the economy of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) grew by 3.7% in 2021, driven by the expansion of industry and services , but still experienced lower growth in gross fixed investment The surge in metal and food prices has exceeded pre-pandemic levels. (Image source: […]]]>

After the regional slowdown of 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated that the economy of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) grew by 3.7% in 2021, driven by the expansion of industry and services , but still experienced lower growth in gross fixed investment

The surge in metal and food prices has exceeded pre-pandemic levels. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

A stronger recovery in world trade and soaring commodity prices have boosted growth in the mining and export-oriented sectors.

In 2021, only Angola, the Central African Republic; and the Republic of Congo; were in recession, i.e. negative GDP growth compared to 31 in 2020 (see table).

Soaring prices for metals (copper, cobalt, lead, manganese, nickel, zinc) and foodstuffs (coffee, sugar, wheat) have exceeded pre-pandemic levels. While oil prices are strong with demand increasing faster than supply, production (especially in West Africa) remains low. Rystad Energy crude production projects in West Africa at 3.39 million barrels per day this year, up from 4.12 million barrels per day and 3.71 million barrels per day, respectively, in 2019 and 2020. The low demand for jet fuel, reduced investments and security concerns mainly affected the two largest producers (Nigeria and Angola).

The vigorous rebound of developing economies in Asia (led by China) and the most advanced economies (OECD) has boosted Africa key exports, foreign direct investment (FDI) and remittances. FDI (which fell to US $ 30 billion) in 2020, is expected to grow modestly in 2021-2022, driven by higher demand for commodities, approval of priority infrastructure projects and finalization of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Sustainable investment protocol. Regional remittances are expected to increase 2.6% in 2021 after falling 13.4% in 2020 (IMF data).

The Covid-19 slowdown has highlighted the region’s debt vulnerabilities, with several countries reporting a sharp increase in public debt, linked to GDP (see figure). The increasing reliance on trade finance has increased the exposure of sub-Saharan African border markets to interest rate, exchange rate and rollover risks. By September 2021, sub-Saharan African countries had raised US $ 13.2 billion in Eurobonds (IMF data) – compared to US $ 5.9 billion raised throughout 2020 – but the costs remain higher than in previous years.

Month chartThe 2021 upturn masks notable diversity between country groups. Growth projections for oil exporters are (2.2%) due to lower forecasts for Angola; countries not greedy in petroleum resources (4.7%), reflecting the high prices of metals; and low-resource countries (4.1%) mainly due to sluggish growth in Ethiopia. While for tourism dependent countries (Cabo Verde, Comoros, Gambia, Mauritius, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles) – where travel / tourism accounts for 18% of GDP on average – growth is expected at 4.5% or more .

On the downside risk, vaccine deployment in SSA has been the slowest in the world, leaving the region vulnerable to repeated waves of Covid-19.

External positions are expected to improve in resource-rich countries, supported by rising commodity prices, although they will widen among resource-poor countries. Last August, the IMF Governing Council approved a general allocation of special drawing rights (SDRs) of US $ 650 billion to boost global liquidity. Of this amount, around $ 24 billion has been allocated to SSA countries (3.7% of the total) – the main beneficiaries are Angola, Congo, DRC, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa. South, Zambia, Ivory Coast and Sudan.

Updates on the main countries of sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s economy (Africa’s largest) will grow 2.6% in 2021, driven by recovery in non-oil sectors and rising oil prices, although crude production still remains below levels before Covid-19. The IMF expects growth of less than 3% over the medium term, allowing GDP per capita to stabilize at current levels, despite deep-rooted structural problems and high uncertainties.

South Africa is expected to grow 5% in 2021, reflecting a faster recovery in the first half of the year and strong base effects from 2020 on its national accounts. Economic activity weakened in the second half of the year due to the June four-week lockdown, as well as social unrest in some provinces, causing losses estimated at R50 billion. The pace of structural reforms in labor and product markets is expected to remain slow – real GDP growth slowing to 2.2% in 2022.

Angola remains in a prolonged recession, with high debt levels and rising inflation. The economy is expected to contract 0.7% in 2021 – the fifth consecutive year of recession – before returning to positive growth of 2.4% in 2022 fueled by rising oil prices. Its petroleum sector is affected by the decline in investment in completely new new projects and recurring technical problems. The non-oil sector will remain the main engine of economic growth, with trade and agriculture likely to return to higher levels than before the pandemic in 2022-2023.

Economic activity in Kenya is expected to rebound from -0.3% growth in 2020 to 5.6% this year. The World Bank expects real GDP to grow by an average of 4.8% in 2022-2023. This positive outlook reflects improvements in the construction, education, information and communication and real estate sectors.

Ghana is expected to register growth of 4.7% and 6.2% respectively in 2021 and 2022, supported by higher demand for its exports, mainly in the agricultural and industrial sectors. The economy has shown itself to be quite resilient despite the emergence of the Delta variant thanks to tax support to businesses. Ghana has received the equivalent of US $ 1 billion from the IMF, part of which has been allocated to the Covid-19 Economic Recovery and Recovery Program (CARES).

Côte d’Ivoire – the largest member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) – is expected to grow 6% and 6.5% in 2021 and 2022, respectively. The forecast reflects an increase in investment (public and private), partly reflecting political normalization after peaceful and inclusive legislative elections, and ongoing efforts in national reconciliation.

Ethiopia’s decade of expansion averaging 9.3% / year (2011-20) has plunged to just 2% this year. The conflict in Tigray and the slow pace of vaccination cast uncertainty on the growth outlook for 2022. The country has, however, undertaken pro-business reforms, mainly liberalizing the telecommunications sector, which is expected to attract more FDI depending on political stability.

~ Moin Siddiqi, economist.

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Wallabies look to bang out against ‘beaten’ Wales https://turismo-stp.org/wallabies-look-to-bang-out-against-beaten-wales/ Wed, 17 Nov 2021 09:13:43 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/wallabies-look-to-bang-out-against-beaten-wales/ Influential skipper Michael Hooper could be out, but Australia will look to end their autumn tour on a high against a ‘battered and bruised’ Wales missing 20 frontlines due to injury. James Slipper will captain the Wallabies at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in Hooper’s absence due to injury following two disappointing defeats against Scotland […]]]>

Influential skipper Michael Hooper could be out, but Australia will look to end their autumn tour on a high against a ‘battered and bruised’ Wales missing 20 frontlines due to injury.

James Slipper will captain the Wallabies at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in Hooper’s absence due to injury following two disappointing defeats against Scotland (15-13) and England (32-15).

Rob Valetini had no illusions about the extent of the loss Hooper had suffered in Australia’s attempt to avoid a first winless autumn tour in Europe since 1976.

“‘Hoops’ is a huge loss,” Brumbies No 8 said on Tuesday.

“He’s our captain, but he’s probably the biggest workhorse on our team.

“He never stops and this is something the team is going to miss.”

Valetini was one of Australia’s few notable performers in their loss to England – in which they allowed 18 penalties, crediting Hooper with helping him bring his Super Rugby form to the stage international.

“At the start of the year, in Tests, I probably couldn’t find my rhythm and I wasn’t doing it. I was probably a little nervous about starting and trying to reproduce a good season. Super, ”he said.

“But then I had a chat with Hoops and he said, ‘Don’t hold back, just let it all go and play your game.’

“It just happened and I started playing decent rugby.”

Valetini said the focus was now on a Wales side that got hammered by New Zealand (54-16), lost to South Africa (23-18) and did a job relentlessly on Fiji of 14 to finally come out unconvincing 38-23 winners.

“It’s a new week this week and we want to end the tour on a high note, so we’re going to prepare well and hopefully come out on a high on Saturday,” he said.

Wales assistant coach Jonathan Humphreys has admitted the home side are entering their fourth game of the autumn Nations campaign, riddled with injuries to a group of front row players.

It was “unlikely,” said Humphreys, that Will Rowlands Lock and WillGriff John Pillar would be in good shape by the weekend.

First-choice player Tomas Francis is following return-to-play protocols for concussions, while winger Josh Adams (calf) and number 8 Aaron Wainwright (shoulder) are both watched.

“There is a team here that are battered and bruised after the toughest fall they have ever had,” the former hooker and Wales captain said on Tuesday.

“We’re just thinking about how we’re going to drain the tank to put on a show against Australia and win this game.”

Humphreys insisted the extended injured list had not been “frustrating”, insisting there had been “a lot of bright spots”.

“Obviously we would have liked more people to be available,” he said, with Wales aiming for a third straight victory over Australia.

“But from my perspective, it turned out to be very similar to last fall, where we learned a lot about people… [this campaign] has been great for us in finding people who can add to our depth.

“The tanks are low right now, but I know that next weekend we will be right and we will be ready for the fight, which will be the case against one of the best teams in the world. “

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Lasallian Association of Tourism and Hospitality Education appoints Marie Paz Castro as President https://turismo-stp.org/lasallian-association-of-tourism-and-hospitality-education-appoints-marie-paz-castro-as-president/ Fri, 12 Nov 2021 16:00:00 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/lasallian-association-of-tourism-and-hospitality-education-appoints-marie-paz-castro-as-president/ A NETWORK of Lasallian institutions practicing and promoting the highest quality of tourism and hotel education, the Lasallian Association of Tourism and Hotel Education (LATHE), has appointed Marie Paz Castro, MBA, CHE, CGSP as president. A seasoned educator and industry practitioner, the new president of LATHE is currently the dean of the School of Hospitality, […]]]>

A NETWORK of Lasallian institutions practicing and promoting the highest quality of tourism and hotel education, the Lasallian Association of Tourism and Hotel Education (LATHE), has appointed Marie Paz Castro, MBA, CHE, CGSP as president.

A seasoned educator and industry practitioner, the new president of LATHE is currently the dean of the School of Hospitality, Catering and Institutional Management (SHRIM) of De La Salle-College de Saint Benilde. She has previously held management positions within the Intercontinental (Holiday Inn), Dusit Thani and Shangri-La hotel group.

As president of the association, Castro aims to focus on three priority areas: collaboration, innovation, future direction and marketing. She expressed her concrete plans to explore new opportunities and partnerships that would benefit both educators and students.

“I hope to develop a better and brighter LATHE – a leading organization in tourism and hospitality education that remains strong despite constant evolution. [competitive landscape] and the growing challenges of our industry, ”she explained.

The association also welcomed Beberlee Desingano from De La Salle-Dasmariñas University as vice-president, Evangeline Necio from De La Salle-Lipa as secretary, Andrea Pangan from De La Salle-Araneta University as as treasurer and Ostein Gemotea of ​​the University of St. La Salle. as public relations manager.

Established in 2011, the team reviews study programs at Lasallian colleges and universities to exceed the standards set by the Higher Education Commission. The team leads faculty development initiatives, creative projects, in-depth research and active community programs to enable schools’ academic and support staff to provide the most relevant, up-to-date and knowledgeable service. Of the industry.

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LIVE | Wales v Springboks https://turismo-stp.org/live-wales-v-springboks/ https://turismo-stp.org/live-wales-v-springboks/#respond Sat, 06 Nov 2021 14:04:32 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/live-wales-v-springboks/ Wales v South Africa: The Springboks face Wales in the first of their three November internationals at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Wales vs South Africa – Live Results Wales vs South Africa preview Damian Willemse, Jesse Kriel and Herschel Jantjies will start for the Springboks against Wales in Cardiff. Willemse replaces Willie le Roux in […]]]>

Wales v South Africa: The Springboks face Wales in the first of their three November internationals at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

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Damian Willemse, Jesse Kriel and Herschel Jantjies will start for the Springboks against Wales in Cardiff.

Willemse replaces Willie le Roux in a change of rotation, and Jantjies succeeds Faf de Klerk who was ruled out of the squad due to a hip flexor injury. Kriel replaces Sbu Nkosi, who has yet to travel to the UK while awaiting the necessary documents.

“We have selected this team with the aim of maintaining consistency in the selection for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, but at the same time to give players who have been knocking on the door for some time now an opportunity to play,” said Nienaber.

“Damian and Herschel have played quite a bit off the bench and it’s a fantastic opportunity to give them a chance to start as we look to strengthen our squad for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

“Jesse has also trained a lot; he’s very experienced and he brings the physique that will be needed against Wales.

“We know what we have at Willie and Faf, and it’s important to give Damian and Herschel time to develop and compete in the starting roles.

“Wales are a quality team, and this will present an exciting opportunity for all of these players to make their mark in what is a very important test to set the tone for this tour, and also in the run-up to the Cup. rugby world. “

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac made six changes to the starting XV which took the field against New Zealand last weekend.

Free-headed pillar Rhys Carré comes in first alongside hooker Ryan Elias and tight-headed pillar Tomas Francis, while Wyn Jones moves on to the substitutes’ bench.

The Dragons lock Will Rowlands and the Ospreys lock Adam Beard in second place to win his 12th international selection.

Ellis Jenkins of Cardiff Rugby replaces Moriarty in last row, making his long-awaited return to international rugby after injuring his knee against South Africa three years ago. The pair of Dragons Taine Basham and Aaron Wainwright retain their places in the loose trio.

Tomos Williams remains in the scrum as the experienced Biggar, making his 93rd international appearance, returns to the starting XI after touring with the British and Irish Lions.

Saracens center Nick Tompkins teams up in midfield with Davies, Louis Rees-Zammit connecting in the final three with fellow winger Josh Adams and fullback Johnny McNicholl.

Replacements include two newbies – South Africa-born hooker Bradley Roberts and prop WillGriff John – while full-back Liam Williams has made a comeback, after undergoing an appendectomy, and will participate in his first. rugby match since the last British & Irish Lions Test, against South Africa, in August.

“South Africa coming to town as the world champion offers a different challenge than New Zealand,” said Pivac.

“They have a huge front peloton, they’re really big all over the park and they bring a huge aerial threat, so it’s going to be a different challenge.

“It’s a big test game and we have to find what we think are the best team. We are looking forward to having this team there this weekend and it will be really interesting to see how we are doing.

“There is a lot of experience in the peloton now and with what will happen in terms of the South African peloton, with their experience, it’s going to be a huge challenge for our boys and it will be interesting to see who comes up.

“The position on the pitch in this game is going to be huge, with the scrum coming and the rosters training, so we have to make sure we’re smart about the way we play the game.

Paul Williams (New Zealand) has been appointed match referee and will be assisted by Andrew Brace (Ireland) and James Doleman (New Zealand), while Olly Hodges (Ireland) will be the televised match official.

Story: Wales vs South Africa

South Africa and Wales have faced each other in the tests since they first met in 1906.

Since 2007, the winner of this match has been awarded the Prince William Cup, created to celebrate 100 years of rugby between the two nations.

The Springboks haven’t beaten Wales in Cardiff since 2013, with the Dragons winning five of the last seven meetings between the two teams.

This will be the first time Pivac has led a Wales side against the Springboks.

Teams: Wales v South Africa

Wales

15 Johnny McNicholl, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 Jonathan Davies (captain), 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Taine Basham, 6 Ellis Jenkins, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Rhys Carré

Alternates: 16 Bradley Roberts, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 WillGriff John, 19 Ben Carter, 20 Seb Davies, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Liam Williams

South Africa

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche

Alternates: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Frans Steyn.

Match information, streaming and TV details

Wales vs South Africa

Dated: November 6, 2021

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Arbitrator: Paul Williams (NZR)

Assistant referee 1: Andrew Brace (IRFU)

Assistant referee 2: James Doleman (NZR)

TMO: Olly Hodges (IRFU)

TV: Supersport

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Bok’s camp more keen to win than number one sport ahead of Wales clash https://turismo-stp.org/boks-camp-more-keen-to-win-than-number-one-sport-ahead-of-wales-clash/ https://turismo-stp.org/boks-camp-more-keen-to-win-than-number-one-sport-ahead-of-wales-clash/#respond Sat, 06 Nov 2021 11:53:28 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/boks-camp-more-keen-to-win-than-number-one-sport-ahead-of-wales-clash/ Siya Kolisi and Mzwandile Stick at the Springbok Showdown post-match press conference in Newlands on October 3, 2020. Ashley Vlotman / Gallo Images The Springboks aren’t worried about number one, despite the All Blacks taking that spot. The Springboks face Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. The Bok group also celebrated the birthday of SA Rugby […]]]>

Siya Kolisi and Mzwandile Stick at the Springbok Showdown post-match press conference in Newlands on October 3, 2020.

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  • The Springboks aren’t worried about number one, despite the All Blacks taking that spot.
  • The Springboks face Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
  • The Bok group also celebrated the birthday of SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus on Friday.

The Springboks captain and assistant coaching duo Siya Kolisi and Mzwandile Stick said they were not worried about fluctuations in the world rankings.

That position is currently held by New Zealand, which crushed Wales 54-16 in Cardiff last week while the Boks were still in transit from Paris.

The Welsh, whom the Boks haven’t beaten in Cardiff since 2013, are a tough test but Kolisi said winning will get them where they need to be.

“We only focus on what we do, and you can only be number one by winning your matches,” Kolisi said.

“You have to worry about sorting out your processes that will lead you to this victory. We have to take care of the preparations that will lead us to the winning position.”

While the Boks are also the subject of constant criticism for the way they play their rugby, Stick said winning rugby is what people want to see, with different teams dominating.

“We are only focusing on how we have to play because that will lead us to victory, and that will make the fans proud of us,” said Stick.

“The Boks are highly regarded and people love to watch a winning team. There is also the excitement of seeing different teams come out number one.

“Rugby needs team differences at the top and that’s what the fans deserve, but once we’re there we’ll stay.”

That’s when SA Rugby’s director of rugby, Rassie Erasmus, playfully intervened, from which Kolisi and Stick wished the World Cup-winning coach a happy birthday. rugby 2019.

It was indicative of a very relaxed nature of the tour where the Boks enjoyed the sights and sounds of Paris before crossing the English Channel.

The Boks have made various sporting visits to Paris, and they stayed with Kolisi as they relaxed ahead of the work due this week.

“It was nice to go see football and see some of the greatest players in the world,” Kolisi said.

“We are also friends and we want to see our favorite players in the world. It was really a lesson in humility and they had their feet on the ground.

“It was also a great experience to see the atmosphere in the stadiums and how different it is from what we are used to.”

Teams

Wales

15 Johnny McNicholl, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 Jonathan Davies (captain), 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Taine Basham, 6 Ellis Jenkins, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Rhys Carré

Alternates: 16 Bradley Roberts, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 WillGriff John, 19 Ben Carter, 20 Seb Davies, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Liam Williams

South Africa

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche

Alternates: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Frans Steyn


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Wales vs South Africa kick-off time, TV channel, live broadcast information and team news for the Springboks game https://turismo-stp.org/wales-vs-south-africa-kick-off-time-tv-channel-live-broadcast-information-and-team-news-for-the-springboks-game/ Sat, 06 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/wales-vs-south-africa-kick-off-time-tv-channel-live-broadcast-information-and-team-news-for-the-springboks-game/ Wayne Pivac’s Wales welcomes world champions South Africa to the Principality Stadium on Saturday in their second of four autumn international matches. Ravaged by injury, Wales made six changes to the starting squad which was convincingly beaten 54-16 by the All Blacks last weekend in their Autumn Nations Series opener. South Africa haven’t won against […]]]>

Wayne Pivac’s Wales welcomes world champions South Africa to the Principality Stadium on Saturday in their second of four autumn international matches.

Ravaged by injury, Wales made six changes to the starting squad which was convincingly beaten 54-16 by the All Blacks last weekend in their Autumn Nations Series opener.

South Africa haven’t won against the 2021 Six Nations champions in Cardiff since 2013, but have won 23 of the last 29 games against the Welsh – losing just six.

You can follow live match updates here.

Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s game:

When do Wales take on South Africa? What time is the kick-off?

Wales welcome South Africa to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 6 November. The kick is given 5:30 p.m. local time / 7:30 p.m. South African time.

What TV channel is Wales v South Africa showing on? What about live streaming?

Live coverage of Wales vs South Africa is broadcast exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, which offers commentary options in English and Welsh.

New members can sign up for just £ 7.99 per month and can sign up for a 30 day free trial.

While the streaming giant is behind a paywall, you can actually watch all of the fall rugby on Amazon for free if you time it well with a free trial. You can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime here.

Coverage will also be available for live streaming online or through the Amazon Prime Video app.

S4C will broadcast highlights from the Wales matches on the same day.

In South Africa, the game will be broadcast live on SuperSport.

Read More: How To Watch Fall Rugby On Amazon Prime Video Through Your TV

What’s up with the Wales vs South Africa team?

Wales’ game against South Africa is the first inside the official testing window, meaning England-based players have arrived as reinforcements. This means Dan Biggar, Louis Rees-Zammit and Nick Tompkins went straight into the starting lineup at the expense of Gareth Anscombe, Owen Lane and Johnny Williams respectively.

It’s six staff changes in the starting lineup in total, with Will Rowlands replacing injured Alun Wyn Jones to team up with No.6-lined Adam Beard and Ellis Jenkins in place of Ross Moriarty, who, like Jones, also needs shoulder surgery after being injured against New Zealand. This will be Jenkins’ first appearance in Wales in three years, after suffering a devastating knee injury against the same opponents in 2018. Dragons duo Taine Basham and Aaron Wainwright retain their places in 7th and 8th place respectively.

Loosehead prop Rhys Carre comes in first in place of Wyn Jones, who is on the bench, to line up alongside hooker Ryan Elias and tight head prop Tomas Francis.

Scrum-half Tomos Williams starts alongside Biggar, who won his 93rd cap in Wales, while Tompkins lines up at No.12 alongside captain Jonathan Davies. Josh Adams and Johnny McNicholl both retain their places in the bottom three, the latter doing so despite Liam Williams being deemed fit enough after appendix surgery to be named to the bench.

Elsewhere among the substitutes, Ulster hooker and South African striker Bradley Roberts is set to make his debut just a week after being called up by the team.

Tighthead mainstay WillGriff John is also in line to make his long-awaited Wales debut after being nominated to feature in the 2020 Six Nations Wales match against Scotland which was ultimately called off at the 11th hour in due to Covid.

On the visitors’ side, Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber made four changes to his Matchday 23 that beat the All Blacks in their last outing in early October.

Full-back Damian Willemse gets his fourth start, Herschel Jantjies takes part in his third test in the scrum-half jersey – succeeding the injured Faf de Klerk – while he is a partner of Handré Pollard and Jesse Kriel, usually a center, wins his 49th selection on the right to replace Sbu Nkosi, who has yet to travel to the UK while awaiting the necessary documents.

Willemse replaces Willie le Roux in a change of rotation, while the only change among the replacements is Cobus Reinach in light of Jantjies’ promotion in the starting lineup.

Wales: 15. Johnny McNicholl, 14. Louis Rees-Zammit, 13. Jonathan Davies (capt), 12. Nick Tompkins, 11. Josh Adams, 10. Dan Biggar, 9. Tomos Williams, 1. Rhys Carré, 2. Ryan Elias, 3. Tomas Francis, 4. Will Rowlands, 5. Adam Beard, 6. Ellis Jenkins, 7. Taine Basham, 8. Aaron Wainwright.

Substitutes : 16. Bradley Roberts, 17. Wyn Jones, 18. WillGriff John, 19. Ben Carter, 20. Seb Davies, 21. Gareth Davies, 22. Gareth Anscombe, 23. Liam Williams.

South Africa: 15. Damian Willemse, 14. Jesse Kriel, 13. Lukhanyo Am, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Makazole Mapimpi, 10. Handré Pollard, 9. Herschel Jantjies, 1. Ox Nché, 2. Bongi Mbonambi, 3. Trevor Nyakane , 4. Eben Etzebeth, 5. Lood de Jager, 6. Siya Kolisi (capt), 7. Kwagga Smith, 8. Duane Vermeulen.

Substitutes: 16. Malcolm Marx, 17. Steven Kitshoff, 18. Vincent Koch, 19. Franco Mostert, 20. Jasper Wiese, 21. Cobus Reinach, 22. Elton Jantjies, 23. Frans Steyn.

What did the coaches say?

Wales Head Coach Wayne Pivac: “South Africa coming to town as the world champion offers a different challenge than New Zealand. different challenge.

“It’s a big test game and we have to get what we think is the best team. We are looking forward to having this team this weekend and it will be really interesting to see how we are doing.

“There is a lot of experience in the peloton now and with what is going to happen in terms of the South African peloton, with their experience, it’s going to be a huge challenge for our boys and it will be interesting to see that escalate.

“The position on the pitch in this game is going to be huge, with the scrum coming and the rosters training, so we have to make sure we’re smart in the way we play the game.”

South Africa Head Coach Jacques Nienaber: “We have selected this team with the aim of maintaining consistency in the selection for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, but at the same time to give players who have been knocking on the door for some time now an opportunity to play.

“Wales are a quality team, and this will present an exciting opportunity for all of these players to make their mark in what is a very important test to set the tone for this tour, and also in the run-up to the Cup. rugby world.

“Wales are a tough team to beat and our record here over the past few years is proof of that.

“We also beat them in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals, so we know it will be a tough task for a test.

“They might have lost to the All Blacks last week (54-16) but that result came in the absence of a number of key players, so this week will be a completely different proposition.

“They have a formidable pack of equally experienced and high caliber attackers and backline players, several of whom have played for the British and Irish Lions, and to add to that they will be playing in the cool and possibly wet conditions in which they will play. are well suited., so we know what lies ahead.

“Having said that, we had a good training camp in France last week and some of the overseas-based players were in action for their clubs so the players are back in the thick of it and excited about it. idea to come back to the field. “


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The Boks’ first meeting on the year-end tour will start at 7:30 p.m. EST, with head coach Jacques Nienaber notably reshuffling the baseline for this highly anticipated test against Wales.

READ | THE DEFEATS IN AUSTRALIA “HURT”, BUT NEVER STRESSED THE SPRINGBOKS

Handre Pollard vs. Dan Biggar

It will be a repeat of the opening half match during the Springboks series against the British and Irish Lions touring South Africa earlier this year.

It’s fair to say that neither player has performed at their best during this three-game streak, but they remain the unequivocal top 10 picks for their respective test teams.

Pollard rediscovered some bluster during Bok’s final tests against the All Blacks, and with the Springboks playing with more offensive intent in the last rugby championship clash, it will be good to see the South African opening half aggressively catch the ball over the line.

READ | THREE SPRINGBOKS THAT WILL BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT AGAINST WALES

Makazole Mapimpi vs. Louis Rees-Zammit

It should be a thrilling competition between the two fastest men entering the pitch.

The Wales wing, nicknamed “Rees Lightning”, is the main danger the Springboks will have to keep under wraps, while Mapimpi is the South African side’s deadliest finisher.

Defensively, Mapimpi will also have a key role to play, while his influence when it comes to chasing kicks in the air battle will be more important than ever.

READ | SPRINGBOKS AIMING TO END EIGHT YEARS OF DROUGHT IN WALES – JESSE KRIEL

Trevor Nyakane vs. Rhys Carré

Very quickly, Nyakane became one of the most important players in the Springboks, capable of playing either a free-headed or a stiff-headed role.

Bok’s tall pillar is a force to be reckoned with during the melee, and he will be determined to play his part in securing penalties on this free kick, which will be a key battleground on Saturday.

Wales came as a surprise by bringing Carre to the front row rather than British and Irish Lions mainstay Wyn Jones, and he will have a huge challenge on Saturday.

READ | THE DEFEATS IN AUSTRALIA “HURT”, BUT NEVER STRESSED THE SPRINGBOKS

Here are the full compositions of the team:

Wales – 15 Johnny McNicholl, 14 Louis Rees-Zammit, 13 Jonathan Davies (c), 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Aaron Wainwright, 7 Taine Basham, 6 Ellis Jenkins, 5 Adam Beard, 4 Will Rowlands, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ryan Elias, 1 Rhys Carré.

Alternates: 16 Bradley Roberts, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 WillGriff John, 19 Ben Carter, 20 Seb Davies, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 Liam Williams.

South Africa – 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Jesse Kriel, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche

Alternates: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Franco Mostert, 20 Jasper Wiese, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Elton Jantjies, 23 Frans Steyn


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Links to the golden past lost but the legacy of the trio endures https://turismo-stp.org/links-to-the-golden-past-lost-but-the-legacy-of-the-trio-endures/ https://turismo-stp.org/links-to-the-golden-past-lost-but-the-legacy-of-the-trio-endures/#respond Mon, 01 Nov 2021 09:19:49 +0000 https://turismo-stp.org/links-to-the-golden-past-lost-but-the-legacy-of-the-trio-endures/ In purely transactional terms, it is simple to quantify the loss of cricket thanks to the deaths of Ashley Mallett, Alan Davidson and Peter Philpott in a dark 72 hours this past weekend. Out of a combined total of more than 450 first-class matches from 1949 to 1981, the trio captured 1,610 wickets (at an […]]]>

In purely transactional terms, it is simple to quantify the loss of cricket thanks to the deaths of Ashley Mallett, Alan Davidson and Peter Philpott in a dark 72 hours this past weekend.

Out of a combined total of more than 450 first-class matches from 1949 to 1981, the trio captured 1,610 wickets (at an average of 24.65) and recorded 12,016 runs (at 25.56) with a total of 13 centuries between them.

This is in addition to the total of 78 trips to five wickets, the nine occasions they have accumulated 10 wickets in a game and the 90 test selections they have collectively won.

What cannot be enumerated so quickly is the influence each of them exerted on those who followed at all levels of the game, whether trying to mimic their impact on the pitch or being drawn to the game through the enthusiasm they aroused and the examples. They put.

And what will never be replaced is the direct connection the three men represented to the country’s famous cricket history.

Davidson and Neil Harvey in Sydney last year // Getty

Bonds that all three have actively nurtured and maintained, but which will now require new champions to ensure they remain resonant and relevant.

Before making his way into senior cricket, when he was still playing left wrist bowling at Gosford High School, Davidson drew inspiration from the biggest name in Australian sport, Don Bradman.

Davidson’s grandfather produced a photograph of Bradman’s touring crew embarking by boat for the 1938 Ashes UK tour, and the nine-year-old boy studied the photo and announced he would represent him also one day his country in cricket.

Current Australian superstar Ellyse Perry posted a photo of herself taken at a similar age – taken with Davidson whom she described as “a really kind and gracious man” after his passing – suckling a cricket bat and apparently aspiring to one. similar career path.

By the time Davidson joined the NSW squad and played his first Sheffield Shield game in Bradman’s adopted hometown of Adelaide (where the young all-rounder took a wicket in his first game) , the greatest batsman in cricket has seen the time on his unparalleled career.

But as an influential member of the Australian Cricket Council as well as a national coach, Bradman was a supporter of the offensive approach to the game which was at odds with mainstream sentiment in the 1950s, but that Davidson – along with his childhood friend became Captain Richie Benaud – came to characterize.

Davidson and Benaud were seated together, with pads awaiting their turn at bat, on the final day of the 1960 tied test against the West Indies when Bradman appeared in the Australian locker room to quietly ask Benaud if his team were looking for a win or hoping. to design.

After hearing Benaud’s reaffirmation that winning was always the intention, Davidson came out and played perhaps his most famous hand, an innings-high 80 that ended in a run-out in the last few. frantic minutes of a match that Bradman later cited as a savior of the test format.

It is no coincidence that after his retirement in 1963, Davidson followed in Bradman’s footsteps and served the game as President of the New South Wales Cricket Association (1970-2003) and 20 years as director of Sydney Cricket Ground for over five years. as national coach (1979-84).

He was also a regular source of wisdom for the young players on their way, including Quick Test Mitchell Starc who took Davidson’s advice to end practice sessions by sending in plenty of Yorkers, with devastating effect.

The Key to a Yorker’s Bowling Alley, by Mitch Starc

Benaud, who along with his versatile colleague helped bring test cricket out of its dying state in the 1950s, said of Davidson that he “would go down in Australian history as one one of the greatest cricketers to ever set foot in New South Wales and Australia ”.

Mallett, who like Bradman came to adopt Adelaide as his home, also developed a close relationship with the game’s most revered hitter and most powerful figure in South African and Australian cricket, and the pair matched regularly.

But Mallett’s connection to cricket’s golden past stretched back even further than “The Don,” having established an early relationship with the country’s most prolific spinner, Clarrie Grimmett.

While still living in Perth and trying to make his way to the first class level through the ranks of the district, Mallett wrote to Grimmett and then made the 2,700 km train journey through the Nullarbor to return visit the long-retired Spinner at his Adelaide home to try and glean some spin bowling tips.

After facing a few deliveries from Mallett on the full-size field he maintained in his suburban yard, Grimmett informed his enthusiastic student that unless he stole the ball over the eye line of ‘a rival hitter, he would forever remain a club-level player.

The holder of the Australian benchmark for first-class wickets – 1424 with his leg rotation during a career that spanned three decades from 1911 – set Mallett a powerful example, which the pupil regularly cited as the most valuable workout advice he has ever received.

And it is one that he has happily passed on to the countless young bowlers he has worked with, in international and interstate teams (including Sri Lanka and New Zealand), as well as developing players of all kinds. levels through its Spin Australia program.

Mallett plays in a game for South Australia // Getty
Mallett plays in a game for South Australia // Getty

“From a batter’s point of view, if the slow man operates on a flat trajectory, below the eye line all the way through, as soon as the ball leaves your hand, he knows exactly where it is going to land and he is going. will move to hit it hard, “said Grimmett deemed savvy, illustrating his thesis by noting that it is much easier to determine the speed of an oncoming vehicle from a high vantage point.

“If you happened to walk on a freeway and stand in a manhole – don’t try that, son – it would be much harder to judge when the car is coming.

“Likewise, if the ball comes in with a hard yarn and above the eye line, the batter does not know exactly where it will land.”

Flight and cunning became the hallmarks of Mallett’s bowling alley, and a brutal counterpoint to the fire and fury of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson who were teammates in the all-conquering 1970s outfit led by Ian Chappell.

Mallett’s calm, dry humor – which earned him the anonymous nickname “Rowdy” – was also at odds with the shirtless bravado that Chappell’s teams often betrayed.

But the bookish non-spinner, who excelled as a nimble outfielder despite his poor eyesight and penchant for awkwardness, was a favorite of his skipper SA and Australia.

After supplementing his meager income from cricket by working as a journalist and sub-editor in Adelaide, Mallett went on to become an increasingly prolific writer and wrote insightful biographies of influential cricket figures including Grimmett and Victor Trumper.

But he also honored the contributions of great contemporary artists by writing with insider insight about his teammates Ian Chappell, Doug Walters and Thomson, while his latest tome “The Last Invincible” on Neil Harvey was published a few months before its release. dead.

Like Mallett, Philpott was irrepressibly passionate about the art of bowling and dedicated his post-cricket life to spreading the gospel through coaching and writing.

While he did not appreciate the Test-level longevity afforded to Davidson and Mallett, Philpott’s playing career has filled the eras of influence for this pair.

When he made his way into the NSW Sheffield Shield team in the mid-1950s, he was a teammate of not only Davidson and Benaud, but also Bradman-era heroes such as Keith Miller, while opposing Harvey (by then with Victoria) and Ray Lindwall (Queensland).

And his last first-class outing, for a Rest of Australia XI (similar to Australia A) against a Test-force Australia team in 1967, came alongside some of the big names of the next generation including Ian Chappell, Walters, Keith Stackpole and Paul. Sheahan.

Peter Philpott has played eight tests for Australia // Getty
Peter Philpott has played eight tests for Australia // Getty

Benaud maintained that Philpott (with former SA left wrist spinner David Sincock) spun the ball more fiercely than any leggie he’s seen before or since, including modern tall Shane Warne.

This could partly explain the fierce effervescence Stuart MacGill was able to impart to his broken legs, given that Philpott was overseeing the spin bowling program at Adelaide Cricket Academy when MacGill attended in 1990.

Philpott’s passion for teaching the most demanding art of the game has taken him to coaching positions with international teams (Australia and Sri Lanka), at Shield (South Australia) and club (Mosman), in addition to stays in the British county system and regular stays in New Zealand. high performance program near Christchurch.

His writing adventures were more down-to-earth than Mallett’s, with his 1995 illustrated text “The Art of Wrist Spin Bowling” designed to capitalize on the revival of legged bowling spawned by Warne’s remarkable exploits.

Perhaps the most conspicuously mapped trail by Philpott, however, was his installation as the coach (or “director of cricket” as he was more officially called) of the Australian men’s test team for their ill-fated tour of the Ashes of 1981. UK.

This campaign – the first British Multi-Test trip to Australia since the bitter separation from World Series Cricket – is more often known as ‘Botham’s Ashes’ after the mercurial allrounder single-handedly led England to victory despite his captain’s sacking following an abject first test loss.

A month later, with England leading by 227 points in the opening heats and forced to call by Australian skipper Kim Hughes, Botham gave up 149 in a run-a-ball to set up an extraordinary turnaround and a series victory always lauded for the hosts.

In his autobiography ‘A Spinner’s Yarn’ (with preface by Benaud), Philpott recounted that he was in the BBC Radio commentary at the end of England’s first rounds and host Trevor Bailey told him. asked if it was likely that Hughes would apply the sequel.

Noting that he did not envy his captain’s choice, Philpott claimed that the mental damage inflicted on the English hitters and their waning confidence against the Australian crimps suggested that the “psychological benefit” of getting them beaten again presented a undeniable appeal.

But he added “I wouldn’t like to be the last at bat on this wicket with over 100-120 to go,” long before Australia lost 111 points in 18 points.

This is the level of foreknowledge that was also lost for Australian cricket during a sadly salient weekend.



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