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Six Boks sit out practice


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 9 Jun 2008 at 19:53

Six of the Springboks who played in Saturday’s first Test against Wales in Bloemfontein did not take part in Monday’s training session at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg.

News 24 reports that because of the injuries, not much could be read into what coach Peter de Villiers’s plans for the second Test at Loftus on Saturday are, except that Bolla Conradie seems to have got his nose in front for the scrumhalf position.

Conradie, who replaced Ricky Januarie for the first Test after the latter was suspended, had an excellent match and could well retain his position.

The players who watched from the touchline were captain John Smit, Brian Mujati, Tonderai Chavhanga, Butch James and CJ van der Linde and Danie Rossouw (who both started off the bench on Saturday).

JP Pietersen, who was not selected in the original 30-man squad, practised on the wing in Chavhanga’s place, while BJ Botha was in what seemed the preferred team at tighthead in place of Mujati.

Peter Grant and Bismarck du Plessis stood in for James and Smit respectively.

All the injured will be considered for the team which will be announced on Thursday.

Schalk Burger continued with his rehabilitation, while Schalk Brits, who was not in the original squad, also trained with the Boks.
The practice divulged little and the squad concentrated on handling and structure.



63 Comments

  • So is JP now all rested and conditioned?

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.06.08 20:15:10 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 1) :

    I think Chavhanga may pay the price for that try.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.06.08 20:19:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 1) : who knows? I find it a bit strange that Odwa wasn’t running at 14…

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.06.08 20:20:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m happy with JP. As long as his at his best. Bit of the boil in the S14 but I rate him.

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.06.08 20:22:17 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 4) : I just hope they send us back one of our right wings for the Currie Cup…

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.06.08 20:23:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : Probably. Seems he does not quite grasp the Boks defence pattern/strategy. But I’m no expert, so could be wrong.

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.06.08 20:24:20 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 6) :

    I look at it this way.

    Chavhanga was there becasue of his pace and try scoring ability, definitely NOT because of his defence. He didn’t do to well in the scoring dept. so why not put a wing who IS good on defence in there even if he is a bit of the scoring boil at the moment.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.06.08 20:29:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : True. I really rate JP. Played really well last season, and no slouch in the sprinting department. Plus he’s quite a large fellow. I certainly won’t complain if he gets the nod.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.06.08 20:31:49 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • How about this for a team for Sat:

    15 Jantjes
    14 Chavhanga
    13 Adi
    12 JDV
    11 Habana
    10 Butch
    9 Bolla
    1 Steenkamp
    2 Smit
    3 BJ
    4 Bakkies
    5 Matfield
    6 46
    7 Juan Smith
    8 Spies

    Bench: Ruan, Monty, Frans Steyn, Bismark, Beast, Kanko, Bekker

    When we’ve softened up the Welshies, bring on Bissie, Kanko and the Beast!! :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.06.08 22:12:48 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 9) : I can live with it

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.06.08 22:20:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :
    Me too. As long as Frans is covering for Juan :wink:

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.06.08 22:28:38 by Bok-El Reply

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  • I would hope that PDV knows the value of a big, quick and exciting player like JP – he is well on his way to being a very good player.

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.06.08 22:48:48 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 12) : Agreed… Sharks can’t pass to the left…

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.06.08 03:36:46 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • JPP has not been playing that badly.

    His form has however dropped if one has to compare his performances of last year.

    I thought he was pretty good defensively. The fact that Francois Steyn doesn’t pass is not JP’s fault. :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.06.08 07:55:45 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 14) :

    Two sitters from Adi with the try-line beggin right over JP’s head didn’t help his tally either… Odwa got all the ball his side this season for some reason…

    JP was busy with no ball… but there’s really only so much work you can go looking for without compromising defensive structures…

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.06.08 08:03:54 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Morning All from a FREEZING JHB!!! Playing golf today and the weather…overcast, F@%&^ COLD and misty….just my luck!! :mad:

    Who watched Superrugby??? Geez another Saartjie from Brits talking the biggest load of BULL…and the drolle bringing up the Mujati land reform issue – I mean…PALEASSSSEEE :roll:

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.06.08 08:08:07 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Exactly what I have been saying all season Bryce – JP if anything is a better player than last season; unfortunately he just didnt get the ball.

    Previously he would have gone for the try in the face of certain failure – now he knows to stay on his feet and keep the ball alive. In fact, I would say he is the best back in SA in terms of staying on his feet at the tackle.

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.06.08 08:17:05 by Big Fish Reply
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  • HI ICE!!! :grin:

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.06.08 08:17:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I suppose Odwa deserves a chance and will probably play against Italy. bwahahahahaha

    Chavangha was SA’s best winger throughout the S14 (until he got injured)

    He definitely deserves another shot.

    Imagine he plays as well as he did in the S14 against NZ and AUS.

    With Habana on the other wing we will be unstoppable.

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.06.08 08:19:11 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • HEY FISHY!! Good to see you for a change! ICE is Frozen.. :wink:

    Anyone knows what happened to Ness??

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.06.08 08:19:36 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 20) : Ice! I’ve missed you

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.06.08 08:22:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ah thanks Robs!!

    Hell – I am gonna go crazy…we boughtnew offices and the boss reckoned “open plan” is the way to go… :evil:

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.06.08 08:25:31 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 19) :

    I’ve got a feeling Chav’s is going to break again at this level unfortunately… here’s hoping they don’t switch Habana around again… he’s far better off the left wing…

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.06.08 08:27:08 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Icy Ice – its cold and rainy in Cape Town too.

    Unfortunately most people are offline when I arrive online in the evening. Hope you are doing smashingly well though.

    If Nessa graces us with her presence, please tell her I said hi.

    @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 19) :

    I suppose Chavanga can have another chance, but if you cant see the value of Odwa, then maybe you need to have your eyes checked.

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.06.08 08:29:56 by Big Fish Reply
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  • So no more surfing the net for you??? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.06.08 08:30:10 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 24) :

    I have been on in the evenings – but also found no one to talk to…

    Eish – THAT comment just smacked of desperation!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Not intended…just that its sometimes the only time I have to chat!

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.06.08 08:33:46 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Same here Icy – how about we make a date for the evenings? :oops:

    Anyways, I have to hit them cold, hard streets now.

    Play nice ya’all!

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.06.08 08:36:53 by Big Fish Reply
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  • BTW – does anyone know whats gonna happen to Butch?? We can do with him in the Sharks team… :razz:

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.06.08 08:37:14 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • BF

    Odwa is not that bad but he doesn’t possess the pace of Habana or Chavs.

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.06.08 08:37:32 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 27) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    BGood!

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.06.08 08:38:22 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 28) : hold thumbs. I’ve heard he is keen to come back

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.06.08 08:38:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    THAT will be Great…but will Captian Staaldraad play nice for a change…. :roll:

  • Comment 32, posted at 10.06.08 08:40:45 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 16) :
    Hi Ice
    Het jy nie pampoenkoekies in die oond wat besig is om te brand… :lol:
    So yourve just moved to new offices and your already off to play golf -and they say that life in Josie is tough.

  • Comment 33, posted at 10.06.08 08:47:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 33) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: So you watched!! :wink:

    Moving new offices…not new job! :wink:

    BTW – sorry if this has been discussed – but I see Smit is back with the Sharkies?? :grin:

  • Comment 34, posted at 10.06.08 08:48:49 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 32) : who knows with that oke. I wonder when he’s planning on breaking the news that Smit has signed? Probably about 2 weeks after he plays his first game.

  • Comment 35, posted at 10.06.08 08:49:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob

    You don’t like Rudolph? :shock:

  • Comment 36, posted at 10.06.08 08:51:14 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) :

    But I read SW to get all the news FIRST… :wink:

  • Comment 37, posted at 10.06.08 08:51:34 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 36) : He’s great. How else would Santa get the goodies to us on a foggy Christmas eve?

  • Comment 38, posted at 10.06.08 08:55:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 37) :

    I wonder if there is a world record for copy and paste?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 10.06.08 08:58:33 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 37) : Good idea! Now tell me about the cookies?

  • Comment 40, posted at 10.06.08 08:59:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) :

    Watse koekies?? :shock:

  • Comment 41, posted at 10.06.08 09:01:37 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 39) : that’s not ALL we do, you know ;)

  • Comment 42, posted at 10.06.08 09:04:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 41) : the pampoenkoekies!

  • Comment 43, posted at 10.06.08 09:05:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) :

    JK!! :twisted:

  • Comment 44, posted at 10.06.08 09:06:04 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 34) :
    I was channel hopping and just happened to land on SuperRugby when Saartjies call was taken – poor Joost was gobsmacked – again.

    Re Jon Smits re-signing, Keo has an article up saying that according to the Sharks all signatures should be in place by middle next week. He also mentions that there is no escape clause in Bismarcks contract.

  • Comment 45, posted at 10.06.08 09:07:14 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 45) : yeah, but we have been told that he has already signed, so let’s see.

    As for the contract clause, I’ll be pretty glad if that’s the case. Sounds like typical media mischief, that.

  • Comment 46, posted at 10.06.08 09:09:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) :

    OH!!! – Some Saartjie from Brits” phoned in on SR last night – talking some crap about pampoenkoekies and rugby…I did not quite cath it as I went through the roof and back at that stage – then onto the phone and SR did not want to answer my call…thank goodness as I had a glass of wine or two… :cool:

    Salmo – WHAT did she gaan on about again?? I did not quite get what she was trying to say!

  • Comment 47, posted at 10.06.08 09:09:58 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Rob

    I’m sorry that i have to do this to you but:

    Santa Claus (and his reindeer)
    The Tooth Fairy
    The Easter Bunny

    They DO NOT exist! :roll:

  • Comment 48, posted at 10.06.08 09:11:10 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 48) :

    NOOO!!!!!! :shock:

  • Comment 49, posted at 10.06.08 09:13:01 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 48) : can we add “a competent WP tight five” to that list?

  • Comment 50, posted at 10.06.08 09:18:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • Aai Rob… That my friend is a myth and you know it…

  • Comment 51, posted at 10.06.08 09:23:04 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 51) :

    Who are your Currie Cup props again? ;)

  • Comment 52, posted at 10.06.08 09:39:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Brian Mujati and JD Moller :evil:

  • Comment 53, posted at 10.06.08 09:48:39 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 53) : Um. So either Mujati is gonna be dropped by the Boks, or you’re gonna have to clone him.

    Or you’ll end up with Brok the Shock at tighthead for the entire CC season ;)

  • Comment 54, posted at 10.06.08 10:01:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 47) :
    Ice I think it was a nasty gripe about the front row and the replacements, Kobus Wiese retorted that she had then answered her own question or not, to which she suddenly had no time to talkas she had to go check her pampoenkoekies.
    Did you really try and phone in?

  • Comment 55, posted at 10.06.08 10:02:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) : This is going to sound arrogant, but I seriously doubt I would get any value out of a discussion with Joost van der Westhuizen.

  • Comment 56, posted at 10.06.08 10:03:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) :
    Well its reported as coming from Brian van Zyl so I really hope its correct.
    Company CEO’s never stretch the truth do they? :twisted:

  • Comment 57, posted at 10.06.08 10:09:52 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 57) :
    Surely that would depend on what your discussing. I believe he’s pretty clued up on the pricing and mechanism of boom gates.

  • Comment 58, posted at 10.06.08 10:13:20 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Comment 58 dshould tefer to comment 56.

  • Comment 59, posted at 10.06.08 10:14:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Life would be dull if we didn’t have Kaptein Staaldraad to moan about. It still boggles my mind how he landed that position in the first place. What ever happened to Craig jamieson? He once held that position, didn’t he?Come back John & Butch, all is forgiven.

  • Comment 60, posted at 10.06.08 10:17:26 by markm Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 58) : And junior soccer

  • Comment 61, posted at 10.06.08 10:24:05 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 61) :
    :lol:

  • Comment 62, posted at 10.06.08 10:36:18 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 57) : BJ and Kartoffelkopf are big mates, though…

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