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PdV’s First Bok training group


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Springboks on 17 May 2008 at 21:19

New Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has included a number of players who did not compete in the Super 14 tournament in his training squad for a training camp to be held in the Cape.

Dan Retief of Superrugby reports that De Villiers’s first squad since succeeding Jake White as the Springbok coach was named by SA Rugby president Oregan Hoskins in Durban on Saturday night — including overseas-based World Cup stars John Smit, Victor Matfield, Percy Montgomery and Butch James.

Also included were Isma-eel Dollie, who played under De Villiers in the Springbok under-21 side, even though he was released from the Stormers’ Super 14 group; Kabamba Floors, who dropped out of the Cheetahs side, Hilton Lobberts and Heini Adams, who have seen limited action with the Bulls, and Chiliboy Ralepelle, who has been recovering from a knee injury.

De Villiers did not include players from the Sharks because of their continued involvement in the Super 14 pla-offs. Players he requires from the Sharks will be added once their involvement in the Super 14 ceases.

De Villiers however was at pains to point out that he is busy with a sifting process. “I want to emphasise that this is a training squad, not a test squad,” he said. “I have selected certain players to work with them in a squad environment alongside the country’s finest players, and others because I felt I had not seen enough of them during the Vodacom Super 14.

One of the big surprises is a call-up for the young Lions lock Gerhard Mostert, but De Villiers has kept the World Cup squad intact — the absentees being retirees, Os du Randt and Bob Skinstad, the injured Andre Pretorius and Wayne Julies, Gary Botha, who is overseas.

The new coach has also ensured continuity by including a number of young players with previous involvement with the Springboks under Jake White while there are also recalls for Joe van Niekerk, Meyer Bosman, Tonderai Chavhanga and Jongi Nokwe.

A number of highly promising young players who stood out in the Super 14, such as Duane Vermeulen and Zane Kirchner, have also been drawn into the mix.

The training group, which assembles on Wednesday, May 21, is as follows:

BACKS
Heini Adams, Gcobani Bobo, Meyer Bosman, Tonderai Chavhanga, Jean de Villiers, Isma-eel Dollie, Fourie du Preez, Jaque Fourie, Peter Grant, Bryan Habana, Butch James, Enrico Januarie, Conrad Jantjes, Zane Kirchner, Louis Ludik, Percy Montgomery, Akona Ndungane, Jongi Nokwe, Wynand Olivier, Earl Rose.

FORWARDS
Andries Bekker, Bakkies Botha, Schalk Brits, Schalk Burger, Wian du Preez, Kabamba Floors, Hilton Lobberts, Victor Matfield, Gerhard Mostert, Brian Mujati, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Danie Rossouw, John Smit (c), Juan Smith, Pierre Spies, Gurthrö Steenkamp, CJ van der Linde, Heinke van der Merwe, Wikus van Heerden, Joe van Niekerk, Duanne Vermeulen, Luke Watson.



84 Comments

  • Bobo!??!

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.05.08 21:23:06 by Hmmm Reply
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  • Bobo!???!

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.05.08 21:23:27 by Hmmm Reply
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  • Wow

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.05.08 21:23:58 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply
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  • After today Mujati!??!….Heinke scrummed him in his ass…

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.05.08 21:24:31 by Hmmm Reply
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  • Overseas players

    Butch James
    Percy Montgomery
    John Smit
    Victor Matfield

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.05.08 21:24:48 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Surprised about Nokwe…

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.05.08 21:25:18 by Hmmm Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 2) : @Hmmm (Comment 1) :
    thats cheating hmmm …. i’m not that many more comments in front of you, you have to make legit ones or its no fair :wink: :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.05.08 21:25:31 by KSA Sharkette Reply
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  • If Odwa does not make it then the Nokwe inclusion is unfair….

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.05.08 21:26:13 by Hmmm Reply
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  • This should have been the first comment. :wink:

    LET’S NOT FORGET THIS IS A TRAINING SQUAD.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.05.08 21:26:19 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • hehehe Naas has commented that when S14 is done we can adjust the numbers to at least 60 to include the Sharks squad :razz: :wink:

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.05.08 21:26:31 by KSA Sharkette Reply
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  • Who is Mostert..??

    Rose ????

    Nokwe :roll:

    Floors and Lobberts over Baywatch??

    Very happy to see Ludik in there , other than that looks a great squad with lots of talent.

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.05.08 21:26:55 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply
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  • As Naas says: The group could go up to 60 when the Sharks are announced. :wink:

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.05.08 21:27:15 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • No real surprises, save for Dollie (favouritism?) and Mostert.

    Question on Mujati though – i presume he is now FULLY SA-QUALIFIED?

    ie) he’s not contracted to the Stormers via any sort of work permit/visa?

    Would be good for WPRU/SARFU to confirm before there are any question marks that cost the Boks further down the line.

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.05.08 21:28:01 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 11) :

    I wanted to ask as well but wa sa fraid i’d be laughed at. haven’t got a clue.

    Anyone else help us maybe? Who does Gerhard Mostert play for

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.05.08 21:28:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 7) :

    Have you past me again!??!

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.05.08 21:29:22 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) :

    LIONS….JINNE

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.05.08 21:29:57 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) :

    LIONS!!! He’s a lock/loose forward!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.05.08 21:29:58 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 13) :

    I think he may be there for the experience at the moment and by the time he qualifies he will slot straight in.

    Not sure when he qualifies though

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.05.08 21:30:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • so only 3 sharks to make it…

    Kanko,Steyn and Pienaar ???

    No Murray/Jacobs/Barrit/Botes

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.05.08 21:30:23 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Message to Baywatch & Brossouw:

    Come to the Sharks & we’ll make you Boks!!!

    But seriously, it’s a real slap in the face for Baywatch in particular – he is a superb player & should definitely be in an extended BOks training squad :evil: !

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.05.08 21:31:08 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 7) : My surprise at Bbo’s inclusion is very ligit….

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.05.08 21:31:21 by Hmmm Reply

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  • …suropised Schalk Brits isn’t in the Backs squad… seeing as though he played at centre for most of the Stormers-Lions game…

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.05.08 21:32:10 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Hmmm Lions you serious I have not seen him play :shock:

    Botes and Baywatch are very unlucky..Hell Floors has hardly played this year..

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.05.08 21:32:13 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • There are 42….out of 45?

    Does that mean there will only be 3 Sharks?

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.05.08 21:32:15 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 15) : was gonna post “you’re hot on my heels :twisted: ” but I see we’re even now :???:
    calling it a night now though so don’t stack up too many against me, keep it a fair contest :wink: :mrgreen: please :lol:

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.05.08 21:32:30 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 23) :

    Botes can still make it….no Sharks have been announced…

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.05.08 21:32:54 by Hmmm Reply

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  • (Watson, Skeate & marginally Bekker too). Were obviously too many centres to include Skeate.

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.05.08 21:32:56 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 24) : thats what I said, doesn’t leave to many spaces BUT as Naas said…..anything could happen, either replacements or numbers increase …..

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.05.08 21:33:27 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 25) :

    Hey….I cannot help that I hold it against you that you married to KSA….

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.05.08 21:33:56 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 21) : now you’ll probably want another post to spell his name right too :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.05.08 21:34:06 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 28) :

    They did say it could be 47…does not leave much space…

    Muller, Bismark, Odwa….who else deserves to be in….cannot think of anyone….

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.05.08 21:35:34 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 31) : Oh Botes…

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.05.08 21:35:52 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 29) : would think I should qualify for pity points or something then :wink: :lol:

    KSA
    you know I love you honey :mrgreen: :oops:

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.05.08 21:36:12 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 21) : @KSA Sharkette (Comment 30) :

    Sorry Bobo…..LoL

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.05.08 21:37:27 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 34) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.05.08 21:38:24 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 33) :

    Ha-Ha…..true…but I aint feeling generous today….LoL

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.05.08 21:39:08 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : glad for 3 out of 4

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.05.08 21:39:34 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Comment # 1000 for the day

    @KSA Sharkette (Comment 25) :

    Hey….I cannot help that I hold it against you that you married to KSA….

    Comment 29, posted at 17.05.08 21:33:56 by Hmmm

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.05.08 21:39:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 36) : seems my beloved is though, and this is the thanks I get huh KSA :wink: :cry:

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.05.08 21:40:36 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 32) :

    And Steyn and Pienaar….

    That makes 6 Sharks…so I think Botes will be the unlucky loser….

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.05.08 21:41:36 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I think there will be more than three Sharks in there.

    You have to consider that the squad would be selected in such a way that they could still train if the Sharks or Stormers were not there.

    I suspect there would have been a similar number even if the Stormers had made it.

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.05.08 21:42:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) :

    And such an important comment….

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.05.08 21:42:29 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) :

    so JP Nel might have cracked the nod :shock: ?

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.05.08 21:42:50 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 43) : Noooooo please no….

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.05.08 21:43:58 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 43) :

    No they would have chosen Ronnie Uys :wink:

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.05.08 21:46:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Right – I’m off to celebrate. See you folks later & have a great what’s left of your B-day Oubaas!

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.05.08 21:48:48 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • JW Jonker was good most of the S14!??!

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.05.08 21:49:10 by Hmmm Reply

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  • YaY….the Stormers are out….

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.05.08 21:49:37 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 46) : Cheers…

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.05.08 21:50:02 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 48) : play nicely now :wink:

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.05.08 21:50:55 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 46) :

    thanks Quinny.

    Okay am off as well guys, some of us work on Sunday mornings :evil:

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.05.08 21:51:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sharks are going to have a home final…..

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.05.08 21:52:25 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 50) :

    I am really happy bout that after all there comments this week including today….

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.05.08 21:53:34 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 52) : and KSA WILL NOT be going home for it so …..it could be ours in the bag :wink: :cool:

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.05.08 21:54:01 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Cheers everyone….

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.05.08 21:55:17 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 54) : LoL

    That is not fair….let the man go….

  • Comment 56, posted at 17.05.08 21:56:53 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 54) :
    man she is mean!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.05.08 21:57:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 57) :

    Very KSA….Very

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.05.08 22:10:03 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Q U O T A’ S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.05.08 03:13:56 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Upon reflection of this season… Botes’ name should be the top of that list of loosies!

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.05.08 03:15:07 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • One word… ROSE!

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.05.08 03:16:29 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Ralepele?

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.05.08 03:18:26 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Holy sheet… BISMARK??????

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.05.08 03:19:13 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • I was only jesting when I suggested the 45 would not include the Sharks :shock:

  • Comment 64, posted at 18.05.08 03:21:46 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • I know I’m old and all the rest of it :wink: but this article confuses me a little.

    Springbok call-up for Monty?
    17/05/2008 19:01

    Perpignan’s Springbok Rugby World Cup-winning fullback Percy Montgomery has refused to reveal on Saturday whether he would be returning home early to resume his international career.

    The 34-year-old, capped 94 times, had signed a season long contract with the French title-chasing outfit, but he has been called up by the Springboks for the June 7 Test with Six Nations Grand Slam winners Wales.

    Montgomery, who has scored 93 points in the 13 matches he has played for Perpignan, is to meet with club president Paul Goze on Monday.

    Perpignan lost 29-15 to championship leaders Clermont on Saturday.

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.05.08 07:25:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The article was published at 19:01 SA time. More than 2 hours before the Bok training group was announced.

    So.

    Did the author let the cat out the bag by saying that Monty was included and Monty has said he will not confirm whether he is coming even though he was called up?

    or

    Did the author make an error and it should have been something along the lines of “but IF he has been called up by…..” and Monty wouldn’t let the cat out the bag by confirming that he was called up?

  • Comment 66, posted at 18.05.08 07:29:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bio’s on the players

    BACKS

    Heini ADAMS (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 29.05.80. Height: 1.68m Weight: 67kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Gcobani BOBO (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 12.09.79. Height: 1.80m Weight: 90kg
    International record: 5 caps

    Meyer BOSMAN (Vodacom Cheetahs)
    DoB: 19.04.85. Height: 1.91m Weight: 94kg
    International record: 3 caps (7 pts – 2C, 1P)

    Tonderai CHAVHANGA (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 24.12.83. Height: 1.84m Weight: 86kg
    International record: 2 caps (30 pts – 6T)

    Jean DE VILLIERS (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 24.02.81. Height: 1.90m Weight: 100kg
    International record: 33 caps (65 pts – 13T)

    Isma-eel DOLLIE (Vodacom Western Province)
    DoB: 06.03.85. Height: 1.71m Weight: 79kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Fourie DU PREEZ (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 24.03.82. Height: 1.83m Weight: 88kg
    International record: 38 caps (45 pts – 9T)

    Jaque FOURIE (Auto & General Lions)
    DoB: 04.03.83. Height: 1.88m Weight: 96kg
    International record: 38 caps (110 pts – 22T)

    Peter GRANT (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 15.08.84. Height: 1.88m Weight: 90kg
    International record: 2 caps

    Bryan HABANA (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 12.06.83. Height: 1.79m Weight: 92kg
    International record: 36 caps (150 pts – 30T)

    Butch JAMES (Bath)
    DoB: 08.07.79. Height: 1.85m Weight: 97kg
    International record: 26 caps (61 pts – 3T, 5C, 12P)

    Enrico JANUARIE (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 01.02.82. Height: 1.70m Weight: 80kg
    International record: 22 caps (15 pts – 3T)

    Conrad JANTJES (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 24.03.80. Height: 1.84m Weight: 90kg
    International record: 11 caps (17 pts – 3T, 1C)

    Zane KIRCHNER (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 16.06.84. Height: 1.84m Weight: 92kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Louis LUDIK (Auto & General Lions)
    DoB: 08.10.86. Height: 1.82m Weight: 92kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Percy MONTGOMERY (Perpignan)
    DoB: 15.03.74. Height: 1.82m Weight: 87kg
    International record: 94 caps (873 pts – 24T, 150C, 145P, 6D)

    Akona NDUNGANE (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 20.02.81. Height: 1.83m Weight: 86kg
    International record: 11 caps (5 pts – 1T)

    Jongi NOKWE (Vodacom Cheetahs)
    DoB: 30.12.81. Height: 1.82m Weight: 80kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Wynand OLIVIER (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 11.06.83. Height: 1.84m Weight: 87kg
    International record: 21 caps

    Earl ROSE (Auto & General Lions)
    DoB: 12.01.84. Height: 1.80m Weight: 77kg
    International record: Uncapped

    FORWARDS:

    Andries BEKKER (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 05.12.83. Height: 2.08m Weight: 120kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Bakkies BOTHA (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 12.09.79. Height: 2.02m Weight: 118kg
    International record: 45 caps (35 pts – 7T)

    Schalk BRITS (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 16.05.81. Height: 1.82m Weight: 98kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Schalk BURGER (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 13.04.83. Height: 1.93m Weight: 110kg
    International record: 39 caps (50 pts – 10T)

    Wian DU PREEZ (Vodacom Cheetahs)
    DoB: 30.10.82. Height: 1.85m Weight: 113kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Kabamba FLOORS (Vodacom Cheetahs)
    DoB: 15.11.80. Height: 1.75m Weight: 84kg
    International record: 1 cap

    Hilton LOBBERTS (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 11.06.86. Height: 1.90m Weight: 102kg
    International record: 2 caps

    Victor MATFIELD (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 11.05.77. Height: 2.01m Weight: 110kg
    International record: 67 caps (25 pts – 5T)

    Gerhard MOSTERT (Auto & General Lions)
    DoB: 04.10.84. Height: 1.99m Weight: 110kg
    International record: Uncapped

    BRIAN MUJATI (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 28.09.84. Height: 1.81m Weight: 116kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Chiliboy RALEPELLE (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 11.09.86. Height: 1.78m Weight: 95kg
    International record: 2 caps

    Danie ROSSOUW (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 05.06.78. Height: 1.97m Weight: 118kg
    International record: 31 caps (30pts – 6T)

    John SMIT – captain (Clermont)
    DoB: 03.04.78. Height: 1.88m Weight: 116kg
    International record: 75 caps (20pts – 4T)

    Juan SMITH (Vodacom Cheetahs)
    DoB: 30.07.81. Height: 1.94m Weight: 106kg
    International record: 42 caps (50pts – 10T)

    Pierre SPIES (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 08.06.85. Height: 1.95m Weight: 106kg
    International record: 9 caps (10pts – 2T)

    Gurthrö STEENKAMP (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 12.06.81. Height: 1.89m Weight: 124kg
    International record: 13 caps (5pts – 1T)

    CJ VAN DER LINDE (Vodacom Cheetahs)
    DoB: 27.08.80. Height: 1.90m Weight: 122kg
    International record: 48 caps (20pts – 4T)

    Heinke VAN DER MERWE (Auto & General Lions)
    DoB: 03.05.85. Height: 1.82m Weight: 110kg
    International record: 1 cap

    Wikus VAN HEERDEN (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 25.02.79. Height: 1.95m Weight: 104kg
    International record: 14 caps (5pts – 1T)

    Joe VAN NIEKERK (Auto & General Lions)
    DoB: 14.05.80. Height: 1.92m Weight: 106kg
    International record: 46 caps (40pts – 8T)

    Duanne VERMEULEN (Vodacom Cheetahs)
    DoB: 03.07.86. Height: 1.92m Weight: 90kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Luke WATSON (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 26.10.83. Height: 1.84m Weight: 97kg
    International record: 1 cap

  • Comment 67, posted at 18.05.08 12:05:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Some serious lightweights in the mix… a good big oke will always have the better of a good small bloke… they’ll get slaughtered…

    Aus, NZ, etc all have backs averaging over 90kgs…

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.05.08 12:19:08 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • I think the guys who eventually make the team will not be any of the light weights

  • Comment 69, posted at 18.05.08 12:22:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • NICE Midfield weights

    13 Jaque FOURIE (Auto & General Lions)
    DoB: 04.03.83. Height: 1.88m Weight: 96kg
    International record: 38 caps (110 pts – 22T)

    12 Jean DE VILLIERS (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 24.02.81. Height: 1.90m Weight: 100kg
    International record: 33 caps (65 pts – 13T)

    10 Butch JAMES (Bath)
    DoB: 08.07.79. Height: 1.85m Weight: 97kg
    International record: 26 caps (61 pts – 3T, 5C, 12P)

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.05.08 12:30:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Back three also not too light.

    15. Percy MONTGOMERY (Perpignan)
    DoB: 15.03.74. Height: 1.82m Weight: 87kg
    International record: 94 caps (873 pts – 24T, 150C, 145P, 6D)

    14. Tonderai CHAVHANGA (Vodacom Stormers)
    DoB: 24.12.83. Height: 1.84m Weight: 86kg
    International record: 2 caps (30 pts – 6T)

    11. Bryan HABANA (Vodacom Bulls)
    DoB: 12.06.83. Height: 1.79m Weight: 92kg
    International record: 36 caps (150 pts – 30T)

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.05.08 12:32:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Frans Steyn… :wink:

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.05.08 12:45:50 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 72) :

    On the bench I’m afraid. :sad:

    Those two are way better at the moment and you HAVE to go with the form guys.

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.05.08 12:52:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSa I like the look of your backline. :smile: This is such a big group so its better to look at who missed out. Myself think Hanno Vermaak and Baywatch should be at least in the group. Specially Vermaak who I rate highly as a scrummy.

  • Comment 74, posted at 19.05.08 09:18:31 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Someone just pointed out Adams weight (or lack therof) to me.

    Here are his stats from the Bulls site.

    Heinie Adams

    Position Scrumhalf
    Height 1,65m
    Weight 78kg
    Date of Birth 29/5/1980

  • Comment 75, posted at 19.05.08 09:31:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 75) : Fork. He is miniscule.

  • Comment 76, posted at 19.05.08 09:38:56 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 76) :
    And the stats I posted on Sunday tried to make him even smaller :wink:

  • Comment 77, posted at 19.05.08 09:41:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Don’t be fooled, size matters. :twisted:

  • Comment 78, posted at 19.05.08 09:43:11 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 78) :

    more of a technique man myself :grin: :roll: :oops: :mrgreen: :lol: :shock:

  • Comment 79, posted at 19.05.08 09:49:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 79) : No comment. :wink:

  • Comment 80, posted at 19.05.08 10:03:51 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • :neutral:

  • Comment 81, posted at 19.05.08 10:03:57 by PJLD Reply
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  • :mrgreen: pity there isn’t a smiley for :am I taking the piss or not: :oops: :razz:

  • Comment 82, posted at 19.05.08 10:06:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Big, good skills, and able to go the distance.

  • Comment 83, posted at 19.05.08 10:12:46 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • All important to be successful on the rugby field. :roll:

  • Comment 84, posted at 19.05.08 10:13:27 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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