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Floors would rather play Bok 7′s than S14 Bench-warmer


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news on 24 Apr 2008 at 07:19
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Springbok loose forward Kabamba Floors is upset about not being given more game time in the Cheetahs’ Super 14 rugby team this year.

“I played for the full 80 minutes in only one match,” Floors said after he and Bulls wing Danwel Demas had joined the national Sevens squad here on Wednesday.

“I played as a substitute in only three other matches. I was injured for awhile on our tour abroad but when I recovered (coach) Naka Drotské told me the other guys were playing well and I would not get back into the team soon.

“I know (Springbok coach) Peter de Villiers called Naka to ask why I was not getting game time but I don’t know what Naka told him,” Floors said.

“So I decided to came and lend a hand with the Sevens squad where I know they will appreciate my services.”

Adnaan Mohamed writes in Die Burger that Floors played in the IRB Sevens tournament at George earlier this year and then decided to play Super 14 rugby for the Cheetahs.

The Sevens Springboks are preparing for the two remaining IRB tournaments to be played in London on May 24 and 25 and in Edinburgh on May 31 and June 1.

Make the final squad

Demas played in the tournaments in Dubai and George and also tried to establish himself in the Bulls; Super 14 team.

“Things did not go too well because I had to compete with Springboks Bryan Habana and Akona Ndungane,” the speedy wing said on Wednesday.

“I had a few games when Bryan was injured but I also enjoy it enormously to play for the Sevens Springboks. They’re a wonderful group of guys with an outstanding coach in Paul Treu. I only hope I can make the final squad of twelve.”

Treu will welcome the two experienced players because stalwarts such as Jonathan Mokuena and Renfred Dazel are suffering from ankle injuries.

“Losing Jonathan and Renfred was a big setback and the experience of Kabamba and Danwell could be extremely valuable,” True said.



14 Comments

  • If I had a choice I would make the same choice he has made.

    I would rather play Bok 7′s that just be part of a S14 squad and not even make the bench on occasion.

    Anyway. I am out for most of the day. See y’all later

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.04.08 07:24:24 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply
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  • ““I played as a substitute in only three other matches. I was injured for awhile on our tour abroad but when I recovered (coach) Naka Drotské told me the other guys were playing well and I would not get back into the team soon.”

    “I know (Springbok coach) Peter de Villiers called Naka to ask why I was not getting game time but I don’t know what Naka told him,” Floors said.

    “So I decided to came and lend a hand with the Sevens squad where I know they will appreciate my services.”

    I haven’t heard Tiaan Liebenberg complaining… 22man team rugby the S14… disappointing Kabamba… very disappointing!

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.04.08 07:37:08 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • Bryce.

    I wouldn’t say the guy is complaining OR upset. Well i hope so anyway.

    But if he has the option available to him then he should take it.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.04.08 07:39:33 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply
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  • Morning peeps!!

    I seriously need to do sum work today, but cannot seem to drag myself away from this drug!! :wink:

    Anyways – I am SO dissapointed…nobody on the site last night or the previous…so I did not even have good company while I am alone at home….shame on you people!! :twisted:

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.04.08 07:58:12 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Myself always rated Kabams. He have to much talent not to be used in S14 level. Really a shame.

    BryceinOz you are missing something here. Think Liebenberg had all the changes and in fact started as the Stormers nr1 hooker at the start of the season. So have every changes to keep the jersey. Kabams never had the change to grap the jersey in Tin Ear land. Even when he shines in the past for them they keep on plugging him around from the bench.

    This is the one player I hope Pieter de Villiers pick in his Bok squad, hope he is the surprise one.

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.04.08 07:59:23 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Agree Kabamba should be released to 7′s permanently

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.04.08 08:11:07 by Sauce Reply
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  • Tin Ear Land. Like that ;)

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.04.08 08:12:15 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • “This is the one player I hope Pieter de Villiers pick in his Bok squad, hope he is the surprise one.”

    Sorry mate… whilst I’m a fan… even Watson is a better choice at test level… and he’s way down the pecking order!

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.04.08 08:29:39 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Why should there be any ‘surprises’ anyways… PDV said he would be picking on form!

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.04.08 08:30:30 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Think he qouted some surprises in the Bok group. Look Watson is in great form at the moment but I always rated Kabamba. He should have been a revolation with the ELVs but never got the change.

    Rob never heard of the Blik Ore?

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.04.08 09:31:23 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • I have, PB… just the Engrish translation is new to me ;)

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.04.08 09:38:07 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Sorry man, my red tale aint delicious, hope you guys dont mind.

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.04.08 09:49:34 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • The truth always surfaces… there goes all my respect for a ‘once favourite’… thought this oke was ‘salt of the earth’ genuine… just another Solly!

    http://www.keo.co.za/2008/04/24/naka-nails-kabamba/#comment-827134

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.04.08 03:37:25 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • :shock:

    Thanks for that Bryce.

    Sheez seems i was wrong about Kabamba.. (This is the link that bryce posted.

    Naka nails Kabamba
    Posted in Super 14 by keo

    Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has damned Kabamba Floors.

    Floors had been outspoken about his non-selection for the Super 14 squad and his return to the Springbok Sevens, but Drotske called the player’s bluff and released a statement condemning the player.

    “Kabamba has come to me twice during this Super 14 season to discuss personal problems at his home in Oudtshoorn,” Drotské said. “Twice, when he was in the 22 for matches, I sent him home and he missed training. I told him to go home and clear up things because he had told me on both occasions he was unable to function because his mind was not on the game.”

    Drotske said he handled the situation internally out of respect for the player, but that he had no option but to reveal the accuracy of Floors’s omission after the player went public with his dissatisfaction at being overlooked.

    “Hendro (Scholtz) played very well in Kabamba’s absence,” Drotské said. “I told Kabamba he had to prove in matches for the Vodacom Cup team that his head was clear and that he was eager to play rugby before he would be selected for the Cheetahs’ 22; something he did not do during the following weeks.

    “On the contrary. He was negative about having to play for the Vodacom Cup team. He told me he thought his future was in Sevens rugby and that he did not want to play in the Super 14 any longer.”

    Floors’s absence in the Super 14 prompted Bok coach Peter de Villiers to challenge Drotské.

    “I told Peter I don’t have favourites in my squad,” Drotské said. “I select players who are committed and who give 100 per cent for their team-mates. No player has the right to claim a place in the team. I also won’t allow a player to tell untruths in the media when he should be looking for the problem within himself.”

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.04.08 07:20:46 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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