Cheetahs’ Bok lock retires

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news on 13 May 2008 at 10:41

Bloemfontein – Springbok and Cheetahs lock Barend Pieterse will retire after the Currie Cup season.

Pieterse will explain his reasons for the shock retirement on Tuesday evening. Pieterse is also expected to confirm whether he will be available for the Springbok training squad to be announced on Saturday after the final Super 14 group match between the Sharks and Chiefs.

In a short statement on Tuesday, OFM radio reported business and injury reasons for the early retirement.



  • what?

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.05.08 10:42:22 by molly Reply
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  • Mon dieu!!!

    He’s not that old is he? Pity, I was looking forward to seeing him in black & white one day…

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.05.08 10:44:15 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • apparently he’s 29… thats sad.

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.05.08 10:49:08 by molly Reply
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  • Now my turn. What? :?:

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.05.08 10:51:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Very strange. And a real pity. Luftwaffe is a real star.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.05.08 10:55:11 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • He was really playing well the last two seasons and the Cheetahs stood their ground and often dominating with him there…

    Was he not teh leading lock on own line-out wins and steals for the 2006 S14 comp!?!?

    Sad but I guess life comes first…

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.05.08 10:56:12 by Hmmm Reply

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