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Luke and Adi ready


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Admin on 6 Jun 2008 at 08:38

Luke Watson does not believe he will be under more pressure than anyone else when the Springboks play Wales in the rugby Test match here on Saturday.

And Adrian Jacobs, making his return to international rugby after a long absence, is also not losing sleep over the possibility that the Welsh may target him in midfield.

Pieter Jordaan writes in Volksblad that Watson, who will be playing in his second Test after a controversial debut last year, has clear-cut views about the pressure awaiting him.

“We all feel pressure every day; from the wife, the children, the boss, debt. It depends how you adapt to it and how you handle it,” the Stormers flanker said here on Thursday.

Watson will be in the role of fetcher on Saturday after playing, and starring, at No 8 for much of the Super 14 competition this year. But he is willing to play in any position where the Springboks may need him.

“Anywhere from No 1 to 15. I don’t want to be one-dimensional and play in one position only,” he said.

“It will take hard work, but if (Springbok coach) Peter de Villiers wants me to specialise at No 6 I’ll do exactly what he wants me to do.”

Focus on the positive vibe

When Watson was asked how the Springbok training camp compared with the one last year when Jake White was the coach he said he would rather focus on the positive vibe in the present squad.

Jacobs, who will partner Jean de Villiers in midfield, said he was “ready” if the Welsh decided to attack his channel.

Having worked hard during the past three seasons, he is confident that he will be up to the challenge posed by the powerful Welsh centres, Sonny Parker and Tom Shanklin.

His ability as playmaker has never been in doubt but he has taken some flak over his tackling.

“Defence is merely a way of thinking,” the Sharks player said. “My defence has improved a lot during the past two or three years. The Welsh will see a different Adrian Jacobs.”

His last Test appearance was against England at Twickenham in 2002 when he came on as substitute. The Springboks were beaten 53-3.

The Sharks have used him mainly as impact player in the Super 14 this year.



59 Comments

  • I heard an interview with Adi on Cape Talk yesterday.

    I was shocked to hear that he was informed of his selection via SMS. :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.06.08 08:43:47 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • To the 15 or to the training squad?

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.06.08 08:52:25 by PJLD Reply
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  • I might be on the road during the game tomorrow :cry:

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.06.08 08:53:58 by blackshark Reply

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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 1) : hopefully it wasn’t a “CALLBACK” message.

    Please call UMADETHESQUAD. :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.06.08 08:56:14 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 3) :

    I won’t be on the road but won’t have a TV channel to view the game on :evil:

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.06.08 08:57:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Go Adi… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.06.08 08:58:48 by Charlie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : :cry:

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.06.08 08:59:12 by Charlie Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 4) : :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.06.08 08:59:12 by PJLD Reply
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  • KSA are u suggesting Showtime aren’t showing i..I say them advertising it a couple of days ago ??

    I’ll be pissed if they aren’t :twisted:

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.06.08 09:06:09 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • “Anywhere from No 1 to 15. I don’t want to be one-dimensional and play in one position only,” he said.

    LMAO, well we already know Lukas-X has a penchant for backline play, but the front row…really? That’s not what Jake said… :shock:

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.06.08 09:06:21 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • say – saw

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.06.08 09:06:25 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • sms thats bad form..considring its his 1st call up in a very long time..surely a phone call would not have been that difficult :roll:

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.06.08 09:08:42 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 12) : Maybe they’ll send his jersey by post.

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.06.08 09:13:57 by blackshark Reply

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  • Speaking of Luke, anyone else think this is his doppelganger?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/graphics/2007/10/11/srwild111.jpg

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.06.08 09:16:22 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 9) :

    No Showtime and SS are showing the game, but i am away from home in Yanbu for 4 weeks. Very little to NO English TV in the hotel. :sad:

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.06.08 09:20:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 14) :

    Could be.

    Any chance of switching them and it not being noticed?

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.06.08 09:21:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Aah shit KSA thats a bummer..what about the internet channel you mentioned a while back..any luck there..real pity.

    Anyways I’m outta here got take a client to inspect a power station in down town Baghdad..fun und games.

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.06.08 09:25:00 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Hope Adi has a cracker.

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.06.08 09:25:53 by billy Reply

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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 14) : Separated at “wherever they came from”… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.06.08 09:25:54 by blackshark Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 17) :

    Have tried the Media Zone viewing twice from here before and although it is allowed, the connection is not good enough to stream the game.

    I will survive :wink:

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.06.08 09:30:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : I will survive

    Did you just quote Rachel’s fav song? :shock:

  • Comment 21, posted at 06.06.08 09:34:38 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 21) :

    I’m just glad BF isn’t around……………

  • Comment 22, posted at 06.06.08 09:40:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 22) :
    I Will Survive

    At first I was afraid, I was petrified
    Kept thinkin’ I could never live without you by my side;
    But then I spent so many nights
    Thinkin’ how you did me wrong
    And I grew strong
    And I learned how to get along
    And so you’re back, from outta space
    I just walked in to find you here with that sad look upon your face
    I should have changed that stupid lock
    I should have made you leave your key
    If I had known for just one second you’d be back to bother me

  • Comment 23, posted at 06.06.08 09:56:57 by Charlie Reply

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  • @billy (Comment 18) : At least you’re positive enough to support the “comeback kid” seeing that most bloggers (on Keo) are writing him off already… :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.06.08 09:59:00 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 23) :

    If BF was around, he would tell you that I have that song on my Ipod and he gave me quite a hard time when i played it in the car sometime ago. :roll: :oops:

  • Comment 25, posted at 06.06.08 10:01:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 21) : Also one of my fav’s – ‘It’s raining men’ :wink:

  • Comment 26, posted at 06.06.08 10:05:29 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 06.06.08 10:05:35 by Charlie Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 26) :

    It’s Raining Men! Hallelujah! – It’s Raining Men! Amen!
    I’m gonna go out to run and let myself get
    Absolutely soaking wet!
    It’s Raining Men! Hallelujah!
    It’s Raining Men! Every Specimen!
    Tall, blonde, dark and lean
    Rough and tough and strong and mean

  • Comment 28, posted at 06.06.08 10:07:12 by Charlie Reply

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  • Hey guys this is not a Stormer’s supporters website!!! Pull yourself together now (not all together)!

  • Comment 29, posted at 06.06.08 10:07:34 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 29) : :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 06.06.08 10:10:34 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Geez…next thing you guys will be getting together to practice the YMCA….

  • Comment 31, posted at 06.06.08 10:15:25 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 26) :

    MINE to :oops: And I have a cher CD or two. :oops:

  • Comment 32, posted at 06.06.08 10:16:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 31) :

    Never been able to get the M just right. :wink:

  • Comment 33, posted at 06.06.08 10:16:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • …& Dancing Queen. Quite like ABBA. :cool:

  • Comment 34, posted at 06.06.08 10:21:32 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 34) :

    Either you have access to my CD selection OR I should be getting worried :shock:

  • Comment 35, posted at 06.06.08 10:28:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) : If you are starting to suffocate in closet…extend it… :lol:

    Ok…jokes aside… I support the Sharks and I’m a 80′s kid but you can’t ignore some of these tracks. They were just massive hits. I might have CHER & ABBA & QUEEN in my collection. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 06.06.08 10:28:47 by blackshark Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 34) : Yes,we gathered that from your picture

  • Comment 37, posted at 06.06.08 10:28:57 by PJLD Reply
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  • Oh my word! :shock:

    Ek sé maar niksie. :roll:

  • Comment 38, posted at 06.06.08 10:30:39 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • Mufties….

    Hope to see a few neat steps past the fire-breathing rush defence of Shanklin and co… setting up Chavanga or Jantjes joining the line… IMO this is the channel Gatland will be attacking…

  • Comment 39, posted at 06.06.08 10:33:02 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • ra-cheltjie de’ be-er watches,claping hands in glee…..as the closet empties

  • Comment 40, posted at 06.06.08 10:33:44 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • YMCA

    Young man, there’s no need to feel down.
    I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
    I said, young man, ’cause you’re in a new town
    There’s no need to be unhappy.

    Young man, there’s a place you can go.
    I said, young man, when you’re short on your dough.
    You can stay there, and I’m sure you will find
    Many ways to have a good time.

    It’s fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
    It’s fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

  • Comment 41, posted at 06.06.08 10:37:55 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 41) : :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 06.06.08 10:39:45 by blackshark Reply

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  • “Dancing Queen”

    You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
    See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the Dancing Queen

    Friday night and the lights are low
    Looking out for the place to go
    Where they play the right music, getting in the swing
    You come in to look for a king
    Anybody could be that guy
    Night is young and the music’s high
    With a bit of rock music, everything is fine
    You’re in the mood for a dance
    And when you get the chance…

    You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
    Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
    You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
    See that girl, watch that scene, dig in the Dancing Queen

  • Comment 43, posted at 06.06.08 10:40:28 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 43) : That tune is now stuck in my head. :roll:

  • Comment 44, posted at 06.06.08 10:43:37 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Jake wanted Luke to play hooker at under 21 level, Luke refused saying he was a flank…Jake said as a hooker he would select Luke but not as a flank…

    Now Luke sings a different tune – “Anywhere from No 1 to 15. I don’t want to be one-dimensional and play in one position only,” he said.

    Maybe he meant – Anywhere from 1 to 15…except 2 :lol:

  • Comment 45, posted at 06.06.08 10:43:59 by Bok-El Reply

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  • I’m sure I heard them play YMCA at the Edinburgh sevens the other day. :twisted:

  • Comment 46, posted at 06.06.08 10:44:19 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 44) :

    You guys are worse than girls… :roll:

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 06.06.08 10:44:42 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @Bok-El (Comment 45) :

    I was thinking the same thing….1 to 15, what nonsense he can talk.

  • Comment 48, posted at 06.06.08 10:47:19 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Hoesit Yspop?

  • Comment 49, posted at 06.06.08 10:49:19 by Bok-El Reply

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  • @Bok-El (Comment 49) :

    “COOL”, ek se!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 06.06.08 10:51:51 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 47) : It’s Friday, time to be happy & gay. :wink:

  • Comment 51, posted at 06.06.08 10:51:52 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 46) :

    Perhaps they saw you walking by eating a hotdog in that outfit???

  • Comment 52, posted at 06.06.08 10:52:41 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • DP

    No need to speak about our future Bok captain like that. :roll:

  • Comment 53, posted at 06.06.08 10:53:06 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 51) :

    Weel in that case, call me Butch! :wink:

  • Comment 54, posted at 06.06.08 10:53:07 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 52) : :lol: Nah, I wasn’t there.

  • Comment 55, posted at 06.06.08 11:07:11 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 28) :

    Hey Charlie – that’s my song!!! :wink:

    Very proud of Adi – he deserves to be there.

  • Comment 56, posted at 06.06.08 11:23:18 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 56) : Hallo Nessa :razz:

  • Comment 57, posted at 06.06.08 11:53:42 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 57) :

    Sorry Charlie – had an urgent document to do – damn cheek of my boss expecting me to actually do some work!!!

    Love your new profile pic – he looks so smart!

  • Comment 58, posted at 06.06.08 12:18:14 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 58) : As always… :cool:

  • Comment 59, posted at 06.06.08 13:15:42 by Charlie Reply

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