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Basson a Bolander – for now


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news on 12 Jun 2008 at 18:04
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South African Sevens coach Paul Treu suffered a severe setback with the news that Stefan Basson, one of the best players in the world, decided not to accept a Springbok contract.

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Basson was recently lured back from Italy by Treu, for the last two tournaments on the International Rugby Board (IRB) Sevens World Series circuit – in London and Edinburgh.

At that stage Treu was confident that Basson would accept a contract to represent South Africa for the next two years.

However, Basson has decided that he could make more money (Italian Lire) at his Italian club Rovigo and therefore did not accept Treu’s offer of playing for South African Rands.

“Yes, it is a massive blow,” Treu said.

“Stef is one of world Sevens’ biggest drawcards and match winners. He is an enormous player and an asset to any team in the world.”

Basson, however, has agreed to play for the Boland Cavaliers in the forthcoming Currie Cup competition.

Basson wanted to join Rovigo on August 1, but Boland CEO Piet Bergh insisted he stays until the end of August.

“All Stefan has to do now is to clarify his new starting date with Rovigo, but I’m confident we will be able to use him.

“By the end of August he could have played nine matches for us – and hopefully scored a lot of tries,” Bergh said.

The Cavaliers will possibly use Basson at fullback as it is known that he prefers to wear the No.15 jersey.



53 Comments

  • Rovigo was Naas Botha’s club

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.06.08 18:07:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Didn’t Basson get stitched up by SARU a little while back?

    I seem to remember them dropping him from the side or soemthing.

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.06.08 18:24:19 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Italian Lire? :shock: When did Italy drop the Euro? :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.06.08 19:58:11 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 2) :

    He was booted out of a 7′s camp due to discipline reasons, but the actual incident/reason was never given.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.06.08 20:15:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 3) : Whoever wrote this is clearly about a decade behind the times

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.06.08 20:21:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • where is everyone?

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.06.08 21:44:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • it’s night time, those working tomorrow are sleeping :smile:

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.06.08 21:55:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I AINT WORKING TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :mrgreen: :twisted: :cool: :grin: :razz: :wink: :lol: :!:

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.06.08 22:10:02 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I hardly work

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.06.08 22:10:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • BF must be busy “doing” something………..or is that someone. :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.06.08 22:10:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) :

    Seems he must have finished what he was ‘doing” :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.06.08 22:12:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • HALLO BOERE!!!

    All alone tonight I’m afraid… hmmm, maybe I shouldn’t have shared that… :oops:

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.06.08 22:12:04 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 12) : anyone want distilled grape beverage?

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.06.08 22:12:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • so… how much fun is PHP? Lots, huh?

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.06.08 22:13:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • Fermented perhaps?

    I will pass – my body is a temple.

    To some strange, hedonistic pagan God.

    The kind you sacrifice virgins too and practise blood magic in.

    Yes-ja.

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.06.08 22:14:50 by Big Fish Reply
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  • PHP? :?:

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.06.08 22:15:28 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 16) : it’s a weird scripting language. Basically, it’s what makes WordPress work.

    And the new ultra-spanky CC Fantasy League, by extension ;)

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.06.08 22:16:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : :?: :?:

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.06.08 22:16:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • now where’s oubaas? This is like herding cats…

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.06.08 22:17:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • The thing about being a bachelor that sucks is the lack of cooked food.

    I didnt have energy today so it was Milo and Cereal for dinner.

    Of course I was at Bukharas North-Indian restaurant for a late lunch, so that might have contributed.

    Slightly peckish now though…

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.06.08 22:17:53 by Big Fish Reply
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  • ok – I see I am the only one who feels like techie-talk ;)

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.06.08 22:18:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) :

    I KNOW what PHP is was just curious why you were mentioning it.

    Now i see it is because you are using it to do the FL.

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.06.08 22:19:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I have found a can of carlsberg, so I’ll be ok

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.06.08 22:19:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 22) : yeah… all the admin tools are written in Java, but obviously all the templates and stuff to show scores have to be done in PHP

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.06.08 22:20:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) :
    Aaah, ignorance loves company.

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.06.08 22:20:44 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I don’t suppose tomorrow night’s match is going to be on TV, right?

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.06.08 22:22:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m already drowsy – if you guys use geek-talk I will pass out on my keyboard.

    How you handling the field work oubaas?

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.06.08 22:23:45 by Big Fish Reply
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  • am getting Brad withdrawals… I think he’s going to be sporting a little beard in the Currie Cup

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.06.08 22:24:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Havent checked.

    I didnt receive my Dish magazine for this month. :evil:

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.06.08 22:24:43 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 27) : ok, no more geek. I promise.

    10001110001100100010000

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.06.08 22:26:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 29) :

    And Superrugby.co.za has their schedule as showing NO RUGBY in the next two weeks.

    I say, FIRE the bastard who should have updated that, bit of the site

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.06.08 22:28:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 29) : me neither, for some odd reason. Somehow I doubt it, though.

    Do we know anyone who lives in Welkom?

    Ok, that wasn’t a serious question! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.06.08 22:28:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) :

    Ag no man.

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.06.08 22:29:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) : such incompetence! They just don’t make good web admins anymore

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.06.08 22:30:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 33) : he’s going for the “Admin look” :)

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.06.08 22:31:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) :

    I do :oops:

    60k’s from Crowntown.

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.06.08 22:31:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sigh!

    I’m surrounded by middle-aged caucasian white-collar workers… Feel like I’m back in the Commercial Crimes Court. :twisted:

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.06.08 22:33:37 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : do you know them well enough to ship them off to the game in order to write us a match report? :shock:

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.06.08 22:33:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 37) : you find yourself calling them all “your honour”?

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.06.08 22:34:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.06.08 22:38:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) :

    Nope afraid not. :roll:

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.06.08 22:39:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • so….

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.06.08 22:40:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • there we were

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.06.08 22:40:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nah, but I used to always checked my pockets after spending time in their company.

    of course that is no longer my world… I miss the drama!

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.06.08 22:41:27 by Big Fish Reply
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  • all in one place
    a g-g-g-g-generation lost in space

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.06.08 22:43:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 44) : so what do you actually do all day?

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.06.08 22:43:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • BF what company are you working for now?

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.06.08 22:45:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Chevron dude.

    I am the Chief Looking-Good Guy – or CLGG.

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.06.08 22:47:59 by Big Fish Reply
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  • cool thanks, knew it was an oil company that had offices out here.

  • Comment 49, posted at 12.06.08 22:52:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 48) : they must’ve scraped the bottom of the oil-barrel

  • Comment 50, posted at 12.06.08 22:55:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 50) :

    Eina!

    That was pretty good actually. :wink:

  • Comment 51, posted at 12.06.08 22:57:17 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 51) : I try so hard

  • Comment 52, posted at 12.06.08 22:58:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • ‘Stefan Basson, one of the best players in the world, decided not to accept a Springbok contract.’

    :shock:

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.06.08 07:33:24 by wpw Reply
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