Okudlalelwayo: Indebe ye-Rainbow

Lucky Mdluli

Ekhuluma ngendlela i-Sharks ebhubhise ngayo ama-Bulls ngoLwesihlanu, uNaas Botha uthe kubuhlungu ukuthi abalandeli abayithathelanga ekhanda imidlalo yokuzilolonga ye-Rainbow Cup.

“Bathi wumqhudelwano nje wokuzilolonga kodwa lokho kuyishwa. Umdlalo webhola lombhoxo ngumdlalo webhola lombhoxo,” esho.

Yebo. Impela uBotha uqinisile. Awukwazi ukutshela umdlali webhola lombhoxo ukuthi kumele anciphise ijubane. I-try i-try nje, noma ngabe kudlalelwa ini.

Ngakho-ke, uBotha uqinisile. Uvame ukuba njalo.

Kuze kube wukuthi uphonsa i-Jake White-factor kwinhlanganisela.

UWhite uthumela abafana bakhe enkundleni ngomyalezo wokunqoba yonke imidlalo futhi yilokho abadlali abakwenzayo. Banikela ngakho konke abanakho.

Kodwa ezingeni lamasu, uWhite cishe njalo udlula abaqeqeshi abayizimbangi.

Abaphawulayo bayavuma ukuthi i-scram se-Sharks sasidlangile. Kepha ngabe bebephikisana nokuhle kakhulu amaBulls okwakumele akwenze?

Ku-Currie Cup, abaphambili kwi-Bulls bekukhona uGqoboka, uNyakane noGrobbelaar. Emdlalweni wangoMgqibelo kube nguGqoboka, uErasmus, noVan der Merwe. Abadlale phambili kuma-Bulls kowamanqamu: uLouw, uVermeulen noVan Staden. NgoMgqibelo bekunguGouws, uCarr, no-Agaba.

UWhite, umqeqeshi onqoba imiqhudelwano, cishe impela akasho ukuthi, “Umdlalo wombhoxo umdlalo webhola lombhoxo.” Cishe uyacabanga ukuthi, “Kudlalelwa ini?”

Impendulo ithi, uudlalelwa i-Rainbow Cup.

Onke amaqembu kulo mqhudelwano kufanele ahloniphe ukunqoba okukhulu kwe-Sharks (bekuyikho impela, ukunqoba okungama-47-12 ngama-try ayisikhombisa kwamabili) kodwa uma bengazibuzi ukuthi iqembu le-Bulls elingcono kakhulu belisenkundleni yini, ‘ bazodlalela ngqo ezandleni ezinobuqili zikaJake White.