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Lions team announced


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super 14 on 20 Feb 2008 at 16:44

Loffie Eloff has made a single change to the Lions team to take on the Blues at Ellis Park this weekend.

Debutant at number 8 last week, RW Kember losese out to the returning Willem Alberts.  Alberts joins Baywatch Grobbelaar and Franco van der Merwe in a very big back row that will need to fire on all cylinders to give their side any chance of an upset.

Johann van Niekerk and Earl Rose, both of whom had a dramatic impact off the bench last week, will again start among the reserves as Eloff keeps faith with the backline that tamed the Cheetahs on their home turf.

Lions side:

Louis Ludik, Dusty Noble, Jaco Pretorius, Doppies le Grange, Ryno Benjamin, Louis Strydom, Jano Vermaak, Willem Alberts, Franco van der Merwe, Cobus Grobbelaar (capt), Gerhard Mostert, Anton van Zyl, Ross Geldenhuys, Willie Wepener, Heinke van der Merwe.

Replacements:

Gavin Williamson, Gert-Andries van der Merwe, Alten Hulme, Joe van Niekerk, Chris Jonck, Earl Rose, Jaco van Schalkwyk.



31 Comments

  • I so badly want them to win, but I don’t see it happening. GO LIONS!

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.02.08 16:49:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Dusty Noble vs Joe Rokokoko(kokoko)

    Eish :shock:

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.02.08 16:50:22 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Yea this should be a good indicator of where the Lions are.

    Le Requinny be interesting to see Dusty get some full game time, hes looked good in Sevens and Currie Cup and there is nothing like a baptism of fire to top flight rugby to bring the best out of you…..or send you packing.

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.02.08 16:54:40 by Sauce Reply
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  • he’s a trier but he lacks top-end

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.02.08 16:57:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • He’ll clean you pipes in any kind of race, do you actually work or do you have a new obsession?

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.02.08 17:00:14 by Sauce Reply
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  • lol, looking at the Lions team you can say that about most of them.
    Oh well, go the underdogs!

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.02.08 17:00:25 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • ja, dont see it happening either, but great win last weekend.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.02.08 17:03:50 by cab Reply

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  • Sauce – no-one has yet been dumb enough to pay me to play wing ;)

    I believe in multitasking ;)

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.02.08 17:09:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Haha i moonlighted at 15 when i was about 13 for a couple of games, doubt it was the wisest choice.

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.02.08 17:15:43 by Sauce Reply
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  • you must’ve been a pretty big fullback back then…

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.02.08 17:18:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • unnaturally so :grin:

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.02.08 17:19:56 by Sauce Reply
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  • What was OO going on about?

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.02.08 17:21:48 by Sauce Reply
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  • Two boys from my uni res in stellies playing in this game.

    Both on the bench though…

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.02.08 17:25:11 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Wanted to clear up some perceived misconceptions about a project he’s involved in. There was a reasonably lengthly discussion yesterday, but I can’t remember where.

    Use the search box to look for “Dinkskrum”… that should find it for you

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.02.08 17:25:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • which okes would those be, VinchainSaw?

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.02.08 17:26:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • And, just looking at the Lions squad, two more boys that I knew growing up!
    Both were beasts… but a little long in the tooth now.

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.02.08 17:27:47 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Alten Hulme, who was a first year when I was a third year and Jaco van Schalkwyk who was in my year.

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.02.08 17:29:04 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Alten was a nice enough guy, Jaco was a bit of a wanker.

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.02.08 17:30:20 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Bertus Smit and Dirk Smit were the boys I knew growing up.

    They both palyed for our Afrikaans local rival and both were easily 130 kg before they left school.

    They were all shotputters with Dirk breaking the SA seniors record at 17 and their younger brother (struggling for his name) broke his record at 15 or 16!

    3 brothers, all units and their old man was just as big.
    Sunday lunches the old lady used to cook each of the men their own chicken, along with the usual veg and roast potatoes etc.

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.02.08 17:32:36 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • jissus, Vin… chickens were cheaper back then

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.02.08 17:34:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Boet, these okes were absolute tanks. Monsters.

    Just after school I was moonlighting at a restaurant and one of the brothers was also workign there as a part-time gig during the athletics off-season.

    Saw the boy get through 6 full rack of ribs after work one night.

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.02.08 17:36:30 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • I used to go res with a boy from your end of the world – he actually went to natal trials at about the same time butch was entering the scene.

    He was 136kgs and couldt turn his neck as his traps were too big.

    Anyway his knees fucked out and he couldnt go any further.

    But one day we took him out for his birthday to a place in cape town caleld scrooge’s diner where you could eat a 2.2kg steak.
    If you finsihed it with chips and a beer you got your money back and your name in gold on the wall.

    So anyway Nic didnt drink so asked for a miklshake instead.

    When the steak came they brought it out on a pizza plate.

    He finished it in 55 minutes and then on the way home asked us to stop at the BP express shop and picked up two more pies…

    Rugby players eat like horses chum…

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.02.08 17:39:11 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • scary…

    Man, I remember Robbie Kempson’s debut game for Natal. Northern’s had picked a huge (141kg) policeman named Johann Nel in the front row and Kempson at something like 115 had to scrum against this monster.

    I tell you what, but Robbie finished him off in the first half. I don’t think that oke EVER played for the Bulls again.

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.02.08 17:48:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • There’s some serious barrel-scraping going on here. Any of you EVER heard of Gert-Andries van der Merwe, Gavin Williamson or Chris Jonck? Williamson at least was part of the Spears debacle, but the other two are basically amateurs plucked from the obscurity of the club ranks.

    That takes some balls, Loffie

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.02.08 17:58:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • no – I’m wrong. Jonck comes from EP at least

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.02.08 18:03:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • Vinnie, you should know Anton Worms van Zyl, no?

    He ended up studying with us. Prim of Huis Viss, & played mainly koshuis rugby, before being picked up by the proper Maties team.

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.02.08 18:07:04 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • where’s Varkhond, BTW? Is he injured?

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.02.08 18:14:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • Not the ideal team sheet for the blues but I hope that the new boys can step up and make a game of it..hopefully even get a bonus point..better yet sneak a win quickly whle nobody is watching :wink:

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.02.08 19:27:03 by csb Reply

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  • Come to think of it the Lions managed a win against the Crusaders last year at home..anything is possible..Is suzy perhaps in Joburg this weekend?

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.02.08 19:28:49 by csb Reply

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  • better yet sneak a win quickly whle nobody is watching

    20.02.08 19:27:03 – csb

    Hey you did that last weekend :wink:

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.02.08 19:31:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Yeah I remember worms Quinny!

    Top chap and a good enough rugby player too. Geez he played koshuis forever!

    Didnt realise it was him… :oops: thought he was accounting and raising hell elsewhere by now…

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.02.08 20:44:18 by VinChainSaw Reply
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