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Two youngsters in Stormers tour group


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super 14 on 28 Feb 2008 at 18:51

Rassie Erasmus has named a predictable-looking 26-man squad for the Stormers 4-match antipodean tour, which kicks off next weekend. Peter Grant is the only recognised flyhalf in the group.

A lot of noise has been made around Erasmus’s decision to omit the promising Isma-eel Dollie from his squad, given that former All Black flyhalf Tony Brown has yet to be released from Japanese Club Rugby. Grant himself has blown more hot than cold, thus far and the decision to entrust young Joe Pietersen, himself normally a wing, with the backup flyhalf role while leaving the talented Dollie in Cape Town seems, frankly, a bizarre one.

There is a tour spot for uncapped 19-year old sevens sensation Juan de Jongh, who prefers to operate at centre in the 15-man game. Don’t be too surprised to see the youngster given a run at come stage over the course of the month-long tour, given Jean de Villiers’ penchant for injury.

Another surprising selection is that of unheralded 21-year old prop Wikus Blaauw, a 1.9m and 125kg monster of a lad, who played for the WP u21 team last year, as well as representing Namibia at under 19 level. Erasmus has clearly seen some promise in the youngster and will hope that he can bring more of the sort of stability to the Stormers scrum that Lions import Brian Mujati has done of late.

Here is the full touring squad. Expect there to be a change as Brown is brought in halfway through:

Props: Brian Mujati, JD Moller, Juan Harris, Wikus Blaauw
Hookers: Tiaan Liebenberg, Schalk Brits
Locks: Andries Bekker, Adriaan Fondse, Ross Skeate
Loose Forwards: Luke Watson, Schalk Burger, Francois Louw, Pieter Myburgh, Robbie Diack

Scrumhalves: Ricky Januarie, Bolla Conradie
Flyhalf: Peter Grant
Centres: Jean de Villiers, Gcobani Bobo, Dylan des Fountain, Juan de Jongh
Wings: Sireli Naqelevuki, Tonderai Chavanga, Joe Pietersen
Fullbacks: Conrad Jantjes, Gio Aplon



69 Comments

  • atishooo

    Tell me more about Juan de Jongh?

    What ever happened to Sarel Potgieter and Corne Uys…they were both in last years squad. (well at least Uys was)

    Hmmm let me count the number of Bolanders in that squad… that’s right, a big fat RIEN.

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.02.08 18:54:39 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • is Andries Human still wandering around tasting wine? Maybe they wouldn’t need to pick the next Kees Lensing if he was around.

    I know fokol about de Jongh. Just know that he was part of the SA Sevens team

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.02.08 19:02:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • ALrighty then.

    I wonder why Shimmie is playing for the WP VC side instead of being involved with the Stormers.

    Surely he has a lot to offer. The guy is a Bok for goodness sake. Schalk Brits must be dating Rob Wagners daughter or something.

    He is so kak it aint even funny.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.02.08 21:33:34 by wpw Reply
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  • What happened to that lock Van Der Merwe?

    He did after all start against the Bulls.

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.02.08 21:37:04 by wpw Reply
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  • He’s with the vodacom cup side

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.02.08 21:42:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Juan Leon De Jongh

    Playing Position : Outside Centre

    Current Province:WP
    Honours:
    2006 – Boland U18 Craven Week
    2006 – SA Schools
    2007 – SA Sevens Trials
    2007 – SA U20 Trials

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.02.08 22:23:41 by wpw Reply
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  • Personal Details
    Full Name Juan Leon
    Surname De Jongh
    Height 176cm
    Weight 78kg
    Birth Date 15 April 1988
    Birth City Paarl
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Comedies
    Favourite Music R&B
    Favourite Food Pasta, Breyani
    Primary School Hugenot
    Secondary School Hugenot

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.02.08 22:24:54 by wpw Reply
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  • sjoe he’s a lightweight…

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.02.08 00:58:07 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • :shock: Height 176cm

    ——————————————-

    yet another Stroppies MIDGET :twisted:

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.02.08 00:58:39 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Even smaller than those ebersohn kids. You’re up late,Q

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.02.08 01:08:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Can you play for RSA if you have repped in another country at age group level?

    Ah… Rathbone answers me question…

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.02.08 02:55:56 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • #

    JC missed Aplon’s name when he did a cut and paste from the Stormers site.

    You can check the complete squad on sharksworld.

    Comment by robdylan : February 28, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

    Doing some marketing there Rob! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.02.08 07:20:17 by wpw Reply
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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.02.08 07:28:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Rob posted that on Voldy btw. :oops:

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.02.08 07:33:12 by wpw Reply
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  • Dude, i found StMichel.

    :shock:

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.02.08 07:33:47 by wpw Reply
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  • IS he is Keo? :shock:

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.02.08 07:34:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No. I remember he told me once that he is a huge Liverpool supporter. Well i found a site called anfieldroad.com and St.Michel is one of the regular posters.

    Check this out:

    #
    StMichel // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:52 am

    If DIC were to buy Gillett’s share a 50% holding would not allow them to stop Hicks from claiming his share of the profit stream to pay the interest on his loan.

    Secondly Hicks could play really silly biggers and refuse any spending on the stadium or player transfers – even contract renogotiations.

    He is in a position of real power. But the current finances of Liverpool are insufficient for Hicks to find a credible partner or to raise the additional funds to buy the club. If you want to make a quick buck out of English football but Newcastle. Not Liverpool.
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    StMichel // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:58 am

    I remain amazed that DIC have not walked way. If Hicks really id the catankarous old fool his press statements mke him seem then he would be a very difficult man to do business with. Perhaps impossible in his current state of mind.

    DIC should walk away. The fact they haven’t, apparently, suggests the deal is getting closer.

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.02.08 07:39:33 by wpw Reply
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  • De Jongh is a very small dude and will not be able to slot in the centre channel until he bulks up a bit, very fast guy, but then again so are the monsters playing for The Blues.

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.02.08 07:45:41 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Hey Claytie… how goes it?

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.02.08 07:47:05 by wpw Reply
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  • wpw

    you superslueth you.

    Post on the website and thell him all is forgiven now that England beat the french. :wink:

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.02.08 07:49:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hey PJLD

    Still sick? or back at work?

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.02.08 07:49:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Morning Claytie,

    Gaan jy miskien vanaand Nuweland toe :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.02.08 07:52:41 by Charlie Reply

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  • Morning gents, still feeling like shyte but its boring at home so im back at work,Wes,tell the man to stab out.
    Charlie,huh uh,no ways im gonna make it to the game,im still a bit very much in my chops.

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.02.08 07:55:02 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • I’ve left him a message to drop me a mail.

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.02.08 08:01:54 by wpw Reply
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  • PJLD,

    Ja swaer and the match results might just turn your chops into mince, Ma se kind…Clever jy, rather safe then sorry… :twisted:

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.02.08 08:08:31 by Charlie Reply

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  • Hehe… wonder what StM makes of all the scousers on that site… what what?

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.02.08 08:22:32 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • BobDylan Qoute
    is Andries Human still wandering around tasting wine?

    Rob, Andries is playing for Boland. He wont play for the Stormers this year at least. His Mrs is expecting now anyday and he is more a family bound man these days. Also anti Stormers but just maybe Rassie can get him back. If it was for the money surely he’ll join the Bulle.

    See Rian Oberholzer is with Boland and a good thing. Maybe he can push the Fidentia dream futher in these parts.

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.02.08 08:36:44 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Any news about the Aussie youngster that the Stormers brought over – I think his surname is Titus.

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.02.08 08:38:57 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • PB

    I read somewhere that Andries will be assisting his wife with her business. Is this true???

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.02.08 08:40:40 by wpw Reply
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  • Salmonoid

    Luke Titus has a one year senior contract with the Stormers. He is practicing with the WP VC side at the moment.

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.02.08 08:42:04 by wpw Reply
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  • Wpw You right yes. She is doing quite well with this. She got a personeel agentskap. Think we post on the other thread on Titus.

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.02.08 08:42:59 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • I am confident about the Stormers prop stock. Really some talented young ones on the up from Gimmies. A bit of a heartbrake losing Rossouw de Klerk to the Bulle but watch out for Carlo Prinsloo, now with Maties. Strong bastard and only need to keep his head right.

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.02.08 08:45:29 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Shot PB
    Any other kids to look out for?

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.02.08 09:18:34 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • PB

    Where is that youngster that weighs something like +- 135kgs?

    I know he is a prop from one either Paul Roos or one of the teams in Paarl.

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.02.08 09:34:46 by wpw Reply
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  • wes – I remember that. Heaviest oke ever to play at Craven Week, wasn’t he?

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.02.08 09:59:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • wpw,

    From Paul Roos – nickname Os :wink:

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.02.08 10:03:47 by Charlie Reply

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  • Damn but i have a good memory. :roll:

    According to KEO, #46 is out of tonight’s game and will be replaced by Big Fish’s favourite telly tubby, Robbie Diack.

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.02.08 10:07:15 by wpw Reply
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  • Now the Stormers are toast… :twisted:

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.02.08 10:09:11 by Charlie Reply

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  • Klein Os ? i thought he played in the Vrystaat.

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.02.08 10:09:47 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Ja I remember that Paul Doos prop. Hamman is his surname. Well the games I watch Paul Doos played the last two years against Gimmies he end up arse in the air most of the times. We had some great proppies, two played WP U19 in 2007, Jean Rossouw SA U20 now and Lourens Adriaanse, saw his bigger brother playing for Boland B the other day, Jacobie. Carlo Prinsloo and Bennie Botes a bit older. Bennie took a break from rugby last year, because of the studies and hopefully will be back.

    This year we have a twin Ruaan & JP Smit in the props, Ruaan is a special player and played for Australia A schoolboy team in 2007. His parents try to make a living in Queensland but decided to come back to the land of milk & honey. Think Gimmies 150th year this year also play a role.

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.02.08 10:15:26 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Rob Hamman did not make the Craven Week side. Rossouw de Klerk a much better prop and now with the Bulletjies. Remember this name, he was also Gimmie capt in 2007. Rossouw the only one in the WP cravenweek team that look like business against the Cheetahs in the final which include the Ebersohns.

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.02.08 10:18:02 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • :mrgreen:
    Have known Wikus Blaauw since he was 7, went to school with him in the vast metropolis of Aroab and again in Upington. He represented Namibia twice at u19 level at World Cups and played for the Leopards, a product of Pukke rugby institute, before being contracted late last year. He’ll be turning 22 on the tour, 8th of April if I’m not mistaken. Tight head prop I think, mebbe loose head.
    Go you good thing!
    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.02.08 12:17:18 by Namboer Reply

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  • Someone asked about Potgieter and Uys. Uys tore knee ligaments in the first warm-up game and will be out for at least the S14. Potgieter I have no idea of.
    That Titus is not on any teamsheet that I’ve seen, is he injured or what?

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.02.08 12:24:14 by Namboer Reply

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  • It was me Namboer. Thanks wrt Uys news. Potgieter I can answer myself – he is with Maties for the University Challenge games, then he returns to Vodacom Cup duty for WP…

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.02.08 12:25:15 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Suidwester, holding tumbs. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 29.02.08 12:26:19 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Talking about schools attended and in fear of being banished from this site for eternity for mentioning that sport with the small red, strangely shaped balls and the quaint wooden bats…it would appear the 2 KES boys are belting Bangladesh to all parts of the park….321 for none…Smith 180 and McKenzie 132

  • Comment 46, posted at 29.02.08 12:26:51 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Also saw Potgieter in the Maties group. Personally I think PJ Vermeulen and Newman is going to be a great combo in the near future.

  • Comment 47, posted at 29.02.08 12:30:01 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Namboer – can you organise us an interview with Wikus?

  • Comment 48, posted at 29.02.08 12:30:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • KES… bloody thug school that spawned Habana and van Niekerk…

    My brother-in-law went there. He’s a good bloke otherwise.

  • Comment 49, posted at 29.02.08 12:31:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wes – you can put up a cricket thread if you like, bwana

  • Comment 50, posted at 29.02.08 12:31:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • never heard of PJ Vermeulen, tell us more about him please PaarlBok?

  • Comment 51, posted at 29.02.08 12:33:43 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Thanks PaarlBok! Smsed my parents and told them to get hold of Wikus’s parents on the CB and tell them congrats.

    Robd, will see what I can do. He’s on my FB profile, I’ll try and get hold of him.

  • Comment 52, posted at 29.02.08 12:41:50 by Namboer Reply

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  • Wickus has a twin brother, Japsie, not sure what he’s doing this year but also very skilled. He not as bulky though and not tall enough for lock. Think he’s finishing studies in Bloem or maybe Potch.

  • Comment 53, posted at 29.02.08 12:46:13 by Namboer Reply

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  • RobD, what can you dig up on Danie Dames that’s on 15 for the ‘Beeste? Age, school, nationality if possible?

  • Comment 54, posted at 29.02.08 12:47:31 by Namboer Reply

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  • ask Quinny… ;)

  • Comment 55, posted at 29.02.08 12:48:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hendrik Daniel Petrus Dames
    Playing Position: Fullback/ Wing/Center

    Province: Natal
    Club: North Coast Rhinos
    Honours:
    Griquas U18 Coca Cola Craven Week (Nelspruit-SA) 2004
    Namibia IRB U19 World Cup 2005 – Durban, SA
    Leopards U19 2005
    Leopards Sevens 2005 ,2006
    Leopards U21 2006
    Leopards Inter-Provincial Sevens 2006
    2007 – Sharks U21 Squad

    Personal Details
    Full Name Hendrik Daniel Petrus
    Nick Name Danie
    Surname Dames
    Height 190cm
    Weight 84kg
    Birth Date 7 February 1986
    Birth City Pretoria
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Shawshank Redemption
    Favourite Music Country & afrikaans
    Favourite Food Steak & Chips
    Primary School Chris Lotter Primary
    Secondary School Duineveld High School
    Tertiary Education University of Potchefstroom

  • Comment 56, posted at 29.02.08 12:49:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hendrik Daniel Petrus Dames
    Playing Position: Wing Province: Griqualand West; Free State Honours: Griquas U18 Coca Cola Craven Week (Nelspruit-SA) 2004 Namibia IRB U19 World Cup 2005 – Durban, SA

    Personal Details
    Full Name Hendrik Daniel Petrus
    Nick Name (Nam)
    Surname Dames
    Height 183cm
    Weight 78kg
    Birth Date 10 July 1986
    Birth City Keetmanshoop
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Remember the Titans
    Favourite Music Pop
    Favourite Food Braaivleis; Pasta
    Primary School Koes Primary
    Secondary School Upington High School
    Tertiary Education University of Free State

  • Comment 57, posted at 29.02.08 12:49:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think I may have just found the source of your confusion, Namboer… quite a coincidence, isn’t it?

  • Comment 58, posted at 29.02.08 12:50:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nope not at’all dear Rob! Lemme explain:

    Hendrik ‘Douks’ Dames (Hendrik Daniel Petrus #2, 1.83m 73kg) was in the same high school as Wikus. Same hostel as well, his parents farm near the slightly less vast metropolis of Koës.

    Danie (Hendrik Daniel Petrus #1, 1.90m 84kg) is Douks’s cousin, they share their paternal grandafather’s name! He attended the ‘other’ school in Upington (technical school – onsisdommaaronskansweis!) and seems he and Wikus both perfected thier trade at Pukke/Leopards.

    Was just wondering which of the two it was, and wheter it was in fact one of them. The Coastal Rhino’s Club part threw me off, didn’t know he went there.

    Sadly, Douks seemed to have faded looks like he’s at Bloem but not big on rugger anymore.

    Cheers, thanks for the info!

  • Comment 59, posted at 29.02.08 13:22:53 by Namboer Reply

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  • aaah – cool. Thanks

  • Comment 60, posted at 29.02.08 13:38:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m baffled.

    1 Off Key flyhalf and 5 wings – both fullbacks can also cover wing. Yet, no space for a specialist flyhalf Dollie.

    Then Juan De Jongh before Morgan Newman. Newman has been working with the squad and is quite a physical young man. Whats the point of a midget covering the midfield? They both talented youngsters so go with the one who can at least handle the physical rigours

  • Comment 61, posted at 29.02.08 14:35:12 by saffa_bok Reply

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  • De Jongh is kaaaaaak small

  • Comment 62, posted at 29.02.08 14:55:17 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Newman is quite big for a cullid (who in most cases are too small to play rugby)

    :shock:

  • Comment 63, posted at 29.02.08 15:04:11 by wpw Reply
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  • wes – don’t start with that shyte here ;)

    For everyone who does not know wpw, he is joking. He is living proof that coluored folk can grow pretty big in the wild.

  • Comment 64, posted at 29.02.08 15:09:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • lol, big difference between gatsby “big” & creatine big :grin:

  • Comment 65, posted at 29.02.08 15:11:37 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • :evil:

    I only weigh 108kgs. :roll:

  • Comment 66, posted at 29.02.08 15:18:20 by wpw Reply
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  • of pure gatsby beef, ne wes ;) ?

  • Comment 67, posted at 29.02.08 15:32:34 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • masala steak! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 68, posted at 29.02.08 15:41:59 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • all this talk of gatsbies is making me hungry

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