Just like Cardiff
At Cardiff, I missed the game because I was having a dirty weekend with my then-girlfriend in the mountains.
I missed the England game because I was at a very disreputable party (*).
OK, South Africa and the Netherlands are a must-win games, and therefore I need to schedule some morally challenged people for stuff on those dates.
(*) There was an acute lack of rock and roll. No, really. There was no rock and roll, and that party needed rock and roll.