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Bok side against Wales picked


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 23 May 2008 at 04:50

Peter de Villiers says he has a good idea how his team for the first Test against Wales would look like and Tonderai Chavhanga could find himself on the wing.

Stephen Nell reports in Die Burger that Stormers speedster Tonderai Chavhanga could be in with a good chance of playing for South Africa in the first rugby Test match against Wales on June 7.

The Springboks communications manager, Chris Hewitt, said on Thursday all the players at the training camp in Somerset West had been told to see the physiotherapist.

“We may struggle to get Schalk Burger fit for the series against Wales, but it seems Tonderai will be ready,” Hewitt said.

Chavhanga tore a hamstring when the Stormers beat the Hurricanes in the Super 14 competition at Newlands on April 12 but had shown such good form that he could be a leading candidate to wear the No 14 jersey against the Welsh.

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers was in charge of the Emerging Springboks last season when Chavhanga was in the team and will be aware of the damage the speedy wing can cause.

De Villiers said earlier this week that he had a good idea of what his run-on team for the first Test against Wales would look like. He added that some of the players in the training squad would be involved with this year’s Emerging Springboks.

He will announce a squad of 30 next Wednesday for the two Test matches against Wales and the one against Italy.

The names of the 26 Emerging Springboks to play in the Nations Cup tournament in Romania next month will be announced on the same day.

Polish some younger players

If the Sharks reach the Super 14 final, their top players are unlikely to be considered for the three Test matches in June.

“I initially planned to select twelve Sharks for the training camp but when they qualified for the semi-finals I had the opportunity to bring in some younger guys and to polish them for the future,” De Villiers said on Thursday.

“I never said they would be Springboks now, or even during the next two years. But I know they can be honed.

“There are a few guys who can go from here to the Emerging Springboks. They will know how things work here and we’ll be able to call on them at any time.”

The Emerging Springboks will play Georgia, Italy A and Romania. Their coach, former Springbok Chester Williams, said on Thursday he and De Villiers had spoken about which players should be available.

“I have a good idea of what my squad will look like. I am confident that we’ll do well with the players at our disposal,” Williams said.



23 Comments

  • If the Sharks reach the Super 14 final, their top players are unlikely to be considered for the three Test matches in June.

    Am i still sleepy again or is the above not what PdV has said at all?

    “I initially planned to select twelve Sharks for the training camp but when they qualified for the semi-finals I had the opportunity to bring in some younger guys and to polish them for the future,” De Villiers said on Thursday.

    I really don’t think PDV would first say he is not naming Semi finalists in his squad and then a week or so later say those who make the finals will not be included in the boks squad.

    WP Media trying to derail the Sharks’ campaign?

    Find a job at SARU guys maybe you can try and derail the next RWC when the guys are about to play in the final.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.05.08 04:55:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Stephen Nell’s answer on the SARU media liason Job application for 2011 RWC.

    SARU Questionaire: “Can you provide any articles where you have managed to or attempted to demoralise a team before a vital game?”

    Nell: “Did you see how the Sharks played in the ’08 Semi?” and posts link to this article.

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.05.08 05:00:32 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • :lol: good morning ksa

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.05.08 07:14:15 by PJLD Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Sounds funny IMO… :???:

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.05.08 07:35:56 by Charlie Reply

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  • He had BETTER choose those 12 guys or I will have to hurt him!

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.05.08 08:35:43 by Nessa Reply

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  • Being sure of team selection well in advance. Not to dissimilar to how a certain Mr White operated.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.05.08 10:49:36 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • so which Sharks will make it?

    Beast (is he eligible?)
    Bis
    BJ
    Jannie (??)
    Johann
    Kanko
    Ruan
    Rocket
    Steyn
    Waylon
    JPP
    Adi
    Odwa (??)
    Brad(??)

    Who have I missed?

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.05.08 10:51:11 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 7) :

    Do you think Albert is past his sell by date for the Bokke?

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.05.08 10:54:16 by Nessa Reply

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  • I really think Jacques Botes deserves a look at the squad – but he has serious competition for that spot.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.05.08 10:56:44 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 8) : yes. He was always a White favourite. I still rate him as a valuable impact replacement at lock for the Sharks, but there are probably other guys more deserving of the role at Bok level.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.05.08 10:59:37 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @Nessa (Comment 9) : JB was one of those guys that just would never get a look in under White. De Villiers is clearly different, in that he has picked small loosies in Watson and Floors. You have to feel, though, that if neither Wikus nor Baywatch got in, it’s unlikely that JB will either.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.05.08 11:02:14 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • I thought Wikus deserved a call up.

    Some people had Keegan on their list – but I think he hasn’t done enough.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.05.08 11:05:14 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 12) : Agree that KD doesn’t deserve it yet. As for Wikus, sorry, just not a fan.

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.05.08 11:08:55 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • I know – neither am I really.

    Deon also played for the Bokke last year but he has been out for so long – don’t think he will make it.

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.05.08 11:10:04 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 14) : Did he make the Boks last year? Thought he last played in 2006?

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.05.08 11:14:29 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • He was out a full CC season (last year) and most of the S14 season (this year) – but I seem to remember he was on the Bok squad that returned to Durban for some training last year when he injured himself early last year. Could be wrong though – the years fly by so fast.

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.05.08 11:17:04 by Nessa Reply

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  • Picked up this quote:

    “Deon Carstens has been ruled out of the Tri-Nations Tour to Australasia due to a shoulder injury. News24. 25, 26 Jun 2007″

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.05.08 11:22:50 by Nessa Reply

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  • Amazing – the reward for not being selected for Super 14 duty warents a Bok squad call up for some, while for others who produce and can reach the final it means a kick up the arse.
    Am I reading this correctly or is it another case of South African logic.

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.05.08 11:28:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Nessa (Comment 17) : ok – as I recall, he was selected for the “B-squad” but didn’t play.

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.05.08 11:45:20 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • If I had my way I would choose 80% of the Sharks squad as being eligible for the Bok squad.

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.05.08 11:46:26 by Nessa Reply

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  • I’m wrong.

    Deon was on the bench for both tests against England and against Samoa before the Tri-Nations last year.

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.05.08 11:46:53 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 19) :

    He was listed in the starting lineup for the 1st match against England on 26 May 2007 and on the bench for the 2nd test. Did he not play in either?

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.05.08 11:52:54 by Nessa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 21) :

    Ahhh – only saw your posting after I typed mine. :wink:

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.05.08 11:53:35 by Nessa Reply

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