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Yyster!


Written by Jonathan Burt (VinChainSaw)

Posted in :Springboks, Stormers on 30 May 2008 at 01:30

Talismanic flanker Schalk Burger has his own ideas about fast-tracking.news24.co.za reports.

Just over a month ago Burger had an operation on his right knee to repair torn ligaments which he suffered in the Super 14 match against the Highlanders at Newlands.

His rehabilitation, which is expected to last six weeks has been progressing so well that he started running for the first time on Thursday.

He started out at a jogging pace at one end of the field in Stellenbosch where the Springboks were working out in a light drizzle. His 20-minute work-out was monitored by Springbok physiotherapist Rene Lombard. As he made his way back from the exercise, he pulled off the heavy strapping from his knee and started mingling with his teammates. Very soon Burger was tip-toeing in on the action for about 10 minutes to hold on to a few passes.

At this rate of recovery Burger looks set to return to action when the Boks play Italy on June 21, at Newlands – the scene of the “crime”.

“I’m feeling fine,” said Burger afterwards. “I just can’t wait to get back.”

Friday’s training sessions have been called off. Instead the Boks will be given time off to return home.

The only player in the 30-man squad who is out nursing an injury is centre Adrian Jacobs.

He pulled up at Tuesday’s training with a slight hamstring strain but will be ready for action on Monday. The Sharks player who was born and bred in Cape Town will be staying with his family in the Mother City over the weekend.

“It’s more of a precaution that I’m sitting out,” said Jacobs. “I’m fine and there will be no problem when I get back to training on Monday.”

The Test squad will assemble again on Sunday in Bloemfontein.



42 Comments

  • If there was any doubt then let me confirm – the man really is a machine.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.05.08 01:32:00 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • No need for confirmation he is ‘die man van staal’…

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.05.08 05:48:39 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • I hope he is not trying to take short cuts because of insecurities.. needs to let it heal completely before getting on it again, m a knee is a b!tch…hope the SB management does not get into a situation where they will have to use him before he is 100 %. might be wise to let him sit out the Italy game as well.

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.05.08 06:56:37 by Alpha Male Reply

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  • I do not think we will see another like him in our lifetimes.

    Oh and Adi, make yourself at home mate – check out what you are missing and see you soon in CPT – permanently.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.05.08 08:08:43 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 4) : :grin:

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.05.08 08:12:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 4) :

    So if Bloem is the Natal “B” side or Natal Academy? Does that make CT the Natal retirement village? :wink:

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.05.08 08:14:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 4) :
    yes, like russel, they’ll promise you more game time and you’ll still be left sitting on the bench… stick with the devil you know Adi

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.05.08 08:21:40 by spykerbaard Reply

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  • Did anyone watch ESPN classics last night,they had the bokke vs scotland 2002 game on, yoh yoh yoh, how [email protected] did the boks play,gee wizz.

    Adi Jacobs had a full head of hair though :smile:

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.05.08 08:29:10 by PJLD Reply
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  • The Sharks screwed Russell’s career big time.

    He had an aweseom season in 2005/6 when he was your leading try scorer.

    The following year he hardly made the bench. What’s up with that???

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.05.08 08:37:26 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : No you see we teach them how to play the game and distribute them equally throughout South Africa just so we can achieve some balance in the Bok team.

    Cause we got tired of you okes bitching how many WP okes are in the Bok team and we got tired of winning the CC all the time…

    Then they come back home once the job is done…

    All part of the master plan.

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.05.08 08:46:09 by MorneN Reply
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  • @wpw (YNWA) (Comment 9) :
    yes, but there’s more than one devil involved here…wp promised him more game time but he had to go overseas to find it… stick with the Sharks Adi

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.05.08 08:47:40 by spykerbaard Reply

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  • check out the Adi ” the comeback kid” thread on keo

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.05.08 08:57:13 by spykerbaard Reply

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  • spyker

    I have two excuses:

    We did give him game time at 10 in a few pre-season games but he was poo.

    My 2nd excuse is that we were without a coach for two seasons.

    We had Dr Evil instead aka Fester VD Merwe.

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.05.08 09:00:24 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • lets see how you go with Alistair

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.05.08 09:06:27 by spykerbaard Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 10) : :smile:

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.05.08 09:19:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (YNWA) (Comment 13) : you need a bigger spoon

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.05.08 09:23:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • What are you talking about Rob???

    Are u calling me a racist?

    EK LOOP NOU!!! :evil:

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.05.08 09:46:34 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • @wpw (YNWA) (Comment 17) : :smile: Please read this before you go :wink:

    I think he may be refering to your Russel Comments.

    I wasn’t gonna wade in here but Ag why not.

    Russel went to CT on the promise of getting more game time at 10.

    If Russel had just stayed in Durban and not done the “grass is greener” trip then he would probably still be in SA. He would certainly have got more game time in Dbn than he did in CT.

    As to your excuses? Didn’t WP watch any of Russels matches BEFORE he joined them to determine if he was any good at 10?

    You couldn’t have been WITHOUT a coach as they same coach offered Russell the contract and promise of more time on the pitch. :wink:

    The grass is only greener on the other side becasue it is growing over a shit farm. :wink:

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.05.08 09:54:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Wes is the new Shandre Frollick :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.05.08 10:15:51 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • bryce is the new Wessel Roux

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.05.08 10:32:22 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Howzit Wes…

    Anyway…there’s a EURO 08 fantasy game for all those who don’t mind watching 22 guys chasing a round ball.

    I’ve created a league

    League name :RUGGA-FANS
    Code to join this league: 117749-18174

    http://en.fantasy.uefa.com

    Please join!

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.05.08 10:32:50 by blackshark Reply

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  • :mrgreen:

    KSA

    Ek weet. We didn’t need Russell in CT. Wagner and his cronies are clueless when it comes to signing players.

    We need some good props for goodness sake…

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.05.08 10:33:26 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • @wpw (YNWA) (Comment 20) :

    I think Bryce was refering to intelect and physical size :oops: :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.05.08 10:34:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :oops:

    sorry…it’s

    http://en.euro2008fantasy.uefa.com

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.05.08 10:34:38 by blackshark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) :

    ignore that post

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.05.08 10:37:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (YNWA) (Comment 20) :

    Touche’… I’m not far off after all the bbq’ing and the beer I’ve been drinking this rugga season… :wink:

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.05.08 10:37:38 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) : Wrong on a lot of counts.

    Mallet offered Russell the contract and if you remember Mallet was snubbed by the board and his powers to have any influence over the team and team selections were taken away.

    Russell DID NOT get that much game-time in DBN in any event.

    You can also ‘promise’ a player quite a bit, but that means he has to actually perform there too – I have seen enough of Naas Olivier to know that if you are kak, you will stay kak. Russell got game time at 10, he simply did not perform and Grant was starting to make his way up.

    Russell’s confidence was shot, not only because he fell out of favour with WP, but mainly because he fell out of favour with Jake White and the Boks – he decided to move, good luck to him.

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.05.08 10:45:33 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 27) : never worked as hard as he needed to.

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.05.08 10:46:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (YNWA) (Comment 22) :
    Y? You got Eddie!

  • Comment 29, posted at 30.05.08 10:48:29 by Cru-El Reply

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  • bryce

    Do you know a bloke called Richard Martin?

    He also attended Westville Boys High and matriculated in 1998…

  • Comment 30, posted at 30.05.08 10:58:06 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • Cru-El

    Who’s Eddie? :shock:

  • Comment 31, posted at 30.05.08 10:59:07 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Agree 100% with that Rob.

    Almost got a feeling he started believing the hype created around him and started feeling sorry for himself – victim syndrome.

  • Comment 32, posted at 30.05.08 11:01:51 by MorneN Reply
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  • @wpw (YNWA) (Comment 30) :
    isn’t he the dude that’s singing now – ricky martin?

  • Comment 33, posted at 30.05.08 11:02:56 by Cru-El Reply

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  • No.

    He started working here at our maatskappy on Monday.

  • Comment 34, posted at 30.05.08 11:05:55 by wpw (YNWA) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 32) : that’s kind of what I heard.

  • Comment 35, posted at 30.05.08 11:07:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • Scheme thats a bit young for bryce wes.

  • Comment 36, posted at 30.05.08 11:24:54 by PJLD Reply
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  • Wes bit after my time… but he’d know my ‘brother-in-law’ to be William George… just moved down your way…

  • Comment 37, posted at 30.05.08 11:26:41 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 36) :

    Lol… exactly…

  • Comment 38, posted at 30.05.08 11:27:13 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Someone gave Dick Muir leaving the Skarks as an excuse why they didn’t perform so well in this year’s S14. As it turns out, both coaches for the teams playing the final are also leaving… :roll:

  • Comment 39, posted at 30.05.08 11:28:27 by Cru-El Reply

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  • @Cru-El (Comment 39) : that was a “placeholder excuse” while we try to think of a better one.

    Was it raining in Sydney?

  • Comment 40, posted at 30.05.08 11:50:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) :

    Was before the semi…i think.
    Yy is yster spelled Yyster?

  • Comment 41, posted at 30.05.08 11:58:45 by Cru-El Reply

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  • @Cru-El (Comment 41) : Cos Vinnie isn’t a REAL dutchman, despite growing up in the Northern suburbs ;)

  • Comment 42, posted at 30.05.08 12:01:29 by robdylan Reply
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