HEART 104.9FM TOP 30 – 28 February 2015

HEART 104.9FM TOP 30 – 28 February 2015
POS ARTIST SONG TITLE MOVE L/W PEAK WEEKS NOTES
1 Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud NC 1 1 (3) 6 Last Week’s #1
2 Jimmy Nevis 7764 Up 2 4 2 5 SA Top 10 #1
3 Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars Uptown Funk Down 1 2 1 (6) 13
4 Mi Casa Your Body Up 1 5 3 15
5 Taylor Swift Blank Space Up 1 6 5 4
6 Maroon 5 Sugar Up 13 19 6 3 Highest Climber
7 Can Skylark Timebomb NC 7 7 6
8 Ed Sheeran Don’t NC 8 8 7
9 Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne Real Love NC 9 6 11
10 Muzart Oh Yeah NC 10 7 7
11 Chris Brown Time For Love Down 8 3 2 15 Biggest Faller
12 Mary J Blige Right Now Up 6 18 12 6
13 Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo Time Of Our Lives Down 2 11 5 11
14 David Guetta feat. Sam Martin Dangerous Up 2 16 14 3
15 Taylor Swift Shake It Off Up 2 17 10 9
16 Meghan Trainor Lips Are Movin’ Down 4 12 3 16
17 Ella Henderson Rockets Down 4 13 2 16
18 Sam Smith Restart Down 4 14 7 13
19 Olly Murs feat. Travie McCoy Wrapped Up Down 4 15 14 12
20 Gracetown Band Kristan Wood NC 20 20 4
21 Tellaman feat. OK Malum Koolkat Drinks And Music NC 21 18 5
22 Nicole Scherzinger On The Rocks NC 22 5 19
23 Jessie J, Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Bang Bang NC 23 13 7
24 Dionne Warwick feat. Cee-Lo Green Feels So Good New - 24 1
25 Sam Smith I’m Not The Only One Down 1 24 1 (2 & 1) 17
26 Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones I Got U Down 1 25 13 10
27 Basement Jaxx Never Say Never Down 1 26 1 (2) 24 Longest Running Song
28 Goapele Hey Boy Down 1 27 6 19
29 Chris Brown Add Me In Down 1 28 19 11
30 Cheryl Cole feat. Tinie Tempah Crazy Stupid Love NC 30 18 10

The Rugby hungry young players out to embarrass older Boks?

Round three of Super Rugby is upon is and already the elephant in the room is getting uncomfortably conspicuous for some of South Africa’s leading players.

We are talking about the Rugby World Cup, and for some of our established Springboks, there is surely the nagging realisation that the Super Rugby form of the young and the restless might just embarrass Heyneke Meyer into overlooking past accomplishments and picking the country’s best, come September.

In 2011, Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was under immense pressure to drop his captain, John Smit, for young buck Bismarck du Plessis, who at 26 was arguably in his prime. Smit was a great player and leader, but many felt the World Cup in New Zealand was a campaign too far for him, and that Du Plessis offered more. He quite possibly did, but Smit was an extraordinary captain and who knows what could have happened had Bryce Lawrence not (appallingly) refereed the Boks out of the quarter-final against Australia in Wellington. Smit could well have gone on to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for a second time had it not been for that aberration of a quarter-final. He was still a very good player, whatever the claims of Du Plessis.

In 2015, it is one of Smit’s teammates in most of his 111 Tests that is coming under a similar spotlight, although there is the distinct difference that Victor Matfield has come out of retirement to stake a claim for the World Cup, and there is a growing belief that his two years out of the game following his retirement in 2011 has taken the sting out of his game.

It is evident to many that for the Bulls, Matfield is playing like the 37-year-old he is. Let’s face it, even in his prime he was acknowledged to be more of a “scrum inspector” than a Bakkies Botha, who rolled up his sleeves and got down and got dirty. Matfield’s legend is mostly about his lineout genius, his ability to ensure his team lost none of their throws and burgled many of the opposition. He was also athletic and handy in general play, although never know to be overly robust. But let’s give credit when it is due, he was deservedly the Man of the Match in the 2007 Rugby World Cup final in Paris.

But can Matfield possibly reach those heights in London eight years later? His Super Rugby form at this early stage is suggesting not. Matfield has been working hard around the field for the Bulls, he seems to be trying to make an impact, but there is almost no physicality.

So let’s look at the alternatives to the ageing veteran.

For the Sharks last week against the Lions, Pieter-Steph du Toit was the best lock in the competition, outdoing Matfield and all second-rowers in the statistics. The 22-year-old won 11 lineouts – the most in the second round – and stole one from his opponent. He also made five carries, 10 tackles and made a turnover.

This after a year out of the game with a knee injury. Two years ago it was already clear that the Springbok second row for the World Cup should be Du Toit and Eben Etzebeth. But Meyer just does not want to let go, recalling Bakkies and then persuading Victor to return.

Meyer needs to coach the emerging players rather than rely on the old school. This weekend Du Toit and Matfield go head-to-head. It could be a watershed game for Matfield should the young buck overshadow him. Or is there life in Matfield yet?

Who knows but we might be more the wiser after this fascinating sideshow to the big Sharks v Bulls clash.

By Mike Greenaway

Jerome Kaino will bring up his century of Super Rugby games against the Cheetahs this week

New Zealand Rugby has congratulated Blues captain Jerome Kaino who will bring up his century of Super Rugby games against the Cheetahs in South Africa this week.

31-year-old Kaino has again been named to captain the side in the round three match against the Cheetahs at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, on Friday night. (NZT Kick off: Saturday 28 February, 6.10am)

It’s a worthy honour for the world-class loose forward who made his Super Rugby debut in 2004 as a rangy 20 year old. Kaino, who has also notched up 56 Tests for the All Blacks, including a Rugby World Cup winners’ medal in 2011, becomes the 35th New Zealand player to rack up a century of Super games and joins a select group of Blues players to reach the milestone.

New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Steve Tew said: “On behalf of all rugby fans, I want to congratulate Jerome on this significant achievement. He plays his rugby with an uncompromising physicality and for him to be at the top of his game in a demanding position for many years now, is a real credit to his professionalism.”

Blues hooker Keven Mealamu, who will become the most capped Super player of all time (163) when he next takes the field, has paid tribute to his long-time teammate.

“Everyone knows that his major attributes are his presence and physical presence on the field,” Mealamu said.

“I have been lucky enough to be there since the start of his career and to see him blossom as a leader. People probably do not realise that Jerome has a very good understanding of rugby and his position. In our team he is a guru of defence, not just because he of his own physicality, but also his intricate knowledge of the game and defensive systems. He is a very smart player.”

Kaino will be presented with a special pounamu mere – the traditional New Zealand Rugby gift for significant milestones – at the Blues home game next weekend against the Lions at QBE Stadium in Albany.

Other Super centurions from the Blues include current teammates Tony Woodcock and former Highlanders halfback Jimmy Cowan; and former Blues players Ali Williams, John Afoa, Alby Mathewson, Justin Collins, Mils Muliaina, Carlos Spencer and Doug Howlett. Other Super centurions who have played for the Blues include Ma’a Nonu, Piri Weepu and Caleb Ralph.

Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds tour Cape Town from 6th March

Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds in Cape Town March 2015

For the first time ever, “Acoustic Masala” with Pops Mohamed & Dave Reynolds comes to Cape Town in March for a series of intimate concerts.

Pops Mohamed is SA’s leading indigenous-contemporary-crossover artist. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays kora (African harp), mbira (thumb piano), Khoisan Bow, and various percussion effects. He has released 37 albums in his career, won awards such as the ACT Lifetime Achievers, recorded and made movies with the Khoisan people in the Kalahari, and toured globally with the likes of Andreas Vollenweider and Baaba Maal. Recently Pops featured on the TV show 21 icons.

Dave Reynolds is SA’s leading steelpan player, a SAMRO Award winning composer and acoustic guitarist. He’s performed and recorded all over the world with Steve Newman, Hugh Masekela, the late Gito Baloi, Tony Cox, the late Sipho Gumede, Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata to name a few

The first public performance will be at Straight No Chaser on 6th March, followed by the Alma Café on the 8th March.

The Catalyst&Glue ‘White Sale’ is a 1 Day event focussed on Bridal, Bridesmaid and Special Occasion Wear. 4 March 2015

The Catalyst&Glue ‘White Sale’ is a one-day-only retail event focussed on Bridal, Bridesmaid and Special Occasion Wear.

The 8 Designers and retailers taking part will have over 50 wedding dresses, cocktail attire and shoes.

This ‘White Sale’ is unique in the following ways;

1. It brings a curated selection of Bridal wear under one roof.

2. The ‘Blow Out Sale’ concept brings discounted prices to the consumer and cash to the designer.

3. Our preowned resale rails, lessens our carbon footprint and explores vintage and second hand in a new way.

We all know of someone who is looking for a wedding dress, please let them know about the Catalyst&Glue ‘White Sale’ on 4 March 2015.

Tickets can be purchased on Quicket now.

https://www.quicket.co.za/events/8287-catalystglue-white-sale/

Please go and like the Catalyst&Glue Facebook page and share the CG ‘White Sale’ event.

Twitter @catalystandglue & @derek_geddes

#CGWhiteSale #FashionMentor

: SA TOP 10 – 19 February 2015 -RJ Benjamin and Zyon at 4

SA TOP 10 – 19 February 2015 -RJ Benjamin and Zyon at 4 (biggest climber )

SA TOP 10 – 19 February 2015
POS. ARTIST SONG TITLE MOVE L.W. PEAK W.O.C. Notes
1 Can Skylark Timebomb NC 1 1 5 Last Week’s #1
2 Jimmy Nevis 7764 Up 2 4 2 4
3 Muzart Oh Yeah NC 3 1 (4) 9
4 RJ Benjamin Only Ever Loved You Up 5 9 4 2 Highest Climber
5 Tellaman feat. OK Malum Koolkat Drinks And Music NC 5 3 6
6 Can Skylark Ain’t No Doubt (Diggy Bongz Remix) NC 6 6 2
7 Jimmy Nevis Day Dream (Last Night) Down 5 2 1 15 Longest Running Song & Biggest Faller
8 Gracetown Band Kristan Wood NC 8 7 3
9 Mi Casa Your Body Down 2 7 1 (3) 14
10 Donald Your Joy New - 10 1
DROPPED OUT THIS WEEK
ARTIST SONG TITLE L.W. PEAK T.W.O.C.
Bo Seretsane Rise 10 1 (6) 28

Super Rugby Preview -Sharks in must win game against the Lions on Saturday

We are 20 years into Super Rugby, and there have been detractors that have said the competition has run its course, but how can you give a death sentence to a competition that after just one round has a premier team in the Sharks fighting for their lives?

For those who think this a melodramatic statement, consider the following: it is a given that teams hoping for a shot at the title first and foremost have to win their home games. The Sharks have lost their first home game, a fixture every rugby pundit in the Southern Hemisphere, outside of The Volksblad newspaper in Bloemfontein, said they would win.

And tomorrow they host a Lions team that for a few years now under the ultimate rugby rabble rouser, Johan Ackermann, a living legend that was still bossing the Bok scrum at the age of 37, have been threatening to restore the red and white to the glory days of the ‘90s when, funnily enough, they were the chief rivals to the Sharks.

The Lions lost last week to the Hurricanes in a match they totally dominated in Johannesburg, but they could not put the ball between the uprights while the bemused Wellingtonians scored tries on rare forays into the Lions half, and won a game they had no right to.

So the Lions are miffed. So too are the Sharks, whose game against the Cheetahs was glaringly similar to the Lions’ game.

So we have two annoyed teams determined to right the wrongs of last weekend. The difference is that there is way more pressure on the Sharks, the home team.

Let’s look at it like this. The Sharks have already broken the cardinal rule of losing at home. And if they lose at home to the Lions, what chance have they got of winning their next three fixtures – away to the Bulls at Loftus, then the Stormers in Cape Town, followed by the a return joust with the Cheetahs in Bloem?.

We are saying that if the Sharks lose tomorrow, they could well end up 0-5 down after five weeks of the competition, stone last, and fighting a rearguard battle for the rest of the tournament.

So is this a must-win game for the Sharks? You bet your life it is, because a second successive home defeat will rob them of confidence and momentum going into three away derbies against South African teams.

The stakes could not be higher for the Sharks. Lose and face the possibility of going five-zip down or win, enhance belief in the game plan, and stand a chance of winning some of those three away games before a homecoming match against the Chiefs, the recent two-time champions who will hardly be push-overs, the home ground advantage of Kings Park notwithstanding.

Gary Gold, the Director of Coaching who is only into his second week in charge after the pre-season had been under the tutelage of Brendan Venter, has had to make several injury-enforced changes to his team. Lock Mouritz Botha is out with an eye injury and is replaced by the exiting Pumas lock Giant Mtyanda. He is an exceptional talent and is indeed a beast, speaking of which, Tendai Mtawarira is sidelined with a calf injury, and that is okay given the excellent form Dale Chadwick showed when he came on as substitute at loosehead prop, and is rewarded with a start in the position.

On the right wing, there is a welcome return for veteran Odwa Ndungane because of an injury to S’Bura Sithole. The loss of the latter is a blow, and when he is fit it is hoped that his dynamicism will find its way back into the midfield, where he can be a potent threat at outside centre.

At hooker, captain Bismarck du Plessis is restored after missing the opening match with a shoulder complaint. The TV cameras that trained on him last week showed a man in patent torment.

“You saw a Sharks man suffering serious disappointment,” Du Plessis said. “I just knew that we were a much better side than that. We let ourselves down in a lot of areas of the field, especially when it came to exiting out of our own half. We had the right idea of how we want to play, but were not doing it in the right areas of the field.”

Du Plessis will be on pitch tomorrow night to direct affairs. Sharks fans will be desperate for him to expertly conduct the home orchestra. Because if he gets it wrong, and the Sharks lose two home games in a row, they almost certainly will go five games down, and it will be a forlorn battle from then on.

Sharks: 15 SP Marais, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Heimar Williams, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Renaldo Bothma, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis (capt), 1 Dale Chadwick.

Subs: Kyle Cooper, Thomas du Toit, Matt Stevens, Marco Wentzel, Jean Deysel, Conrad Hoffmann, Fred Zeilinga, André Esterhuizen.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (capt), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Martin Muller, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen.

Subs: Robbie Coetzee, Schalk van der Merwe, Julian Redelinghuys, JP du Preez, Ruaan Lerm, Faf de Klerk, Elton Jantjies, Harold Vorster.

by Mike Greenaway

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