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Boks make 3 changes


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 10 Jul 2008 at 07:37

South Africa have made three changes to their starting team for the second Tri-Nations rugby test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Saturday.

Superrugby reports that after losing the first test 19-8 last Saturday in Wellington, the World Cup winners have introduced a new winger and fullback, and been forced to make a change for injured captain John Smit.

Bismarck du Plessis will take over at hooker for Smit with Schalk Brits, who flew out from South Africa earlier this week, on the bench.

Lock Victor Matfield will captain the team in Smit’s absence.

Percy Montgomery has replaced Conrad Jantjes at fullback while JP Pietersen replaces Odwa Ndungane on the right wing.

Scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar moves to the replacements bench for Bolla Conradie.

South Africa: 15-Percy Montgomery, 14-JP Pietersen, 13-Adrian Jacobs, 12-Jean de Villiers, 11-Bryan Habana, 10-Butch James, 9-Ricky Januarie, 8-Joe van Niekerk, 7-Juan Smith, 6-Schalk Burger, 5-Victor Matfield (captain), 4-Bakkies Botha, 3-CJ van der Linde, 2-Bismarck du Plessis, 1-Gurthro Steenkamp.
Replacements: 16-Schalk Britz, 17-Brian Mujati, 18-Andries Bekker, 19-Luke Watson, 20-Ruan Pienaar, 21-Francois Steyn, 22-Conrad Jantjes.



87 Comments

  • Not a bad team at all.

    Would have preffered to have BJ botha there though.

    I also find it strange that PdV didn’t name a Captain.

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.07.08 07:40:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Congrats to Bakkies on his 50th Cap.

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.07.08 07:41:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Kankowski and Spies must be enjoying the all expenses paid holiday to Australasia. :sad:

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.07.08 08:01:49 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Its getting there… only 2 changes needed now. Luke out, Kanko (for the shark fans), and Mujati out and BJ(another one for the Sharks fans) in

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.07.08 08:09:48 by molly Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : Wish we could have Kanko back, rather. The Kiwis can’t believe their luck

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.07.08 08:09:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : He didn’t name a Captain?

    Otherwise…the team looks ok…a lot of men have a point to prove there…

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.07.08 08:10:48 by blackshark Reply

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  • Also not quite sure what Odwa did wrong

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.07.08 08:11:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • Oh, and depending on how du Preez does this weekend, we’ll maybe need him in when the Boks get back.

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.07.08 08:11:37 by molly Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 6) : I think Ksa is having a not-undeserved dig at Vic’s leadership skills. Or lack thereof

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.07.08 08:12:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 6) :

    Not one worth mentioning.

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.07.08 08:13:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) :

    you know me too well. :razz:

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.07.08 08:14:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : And despite that, I still like you :-)

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.07.08 08:21:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : I’ve been playing the Devil’s advocate…I’ve seen worse skippers. Plus I’m not for the idea of giving the captaincy to JdV.

    He can do better – but honestly I think he’s the obvious choice in John’s absence.

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.07.08 08:23:07 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 13) : Look at the super 14 final last year. John and the Sharks had Vic absolutely stumped all game. He had no clue how to get his team into the game. He needed John to go off and Habana to come up with a spot of ref-assisted magic. Giving Matfield’s captaincy any credit for the Bulls winning the title would just be wrong

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.07.08 08:31:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Top ‘o the mornin’ to ya’all!

    Wont even get into the BJ fiasco (no, I’m not talking about Bill Clinton), but Jantjies had a superb game last week, so dropping him is harsh.

    Only PDV knows how Look is retained!

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.07.08 08:32:10 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 15) : You’ve been scarce!

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.07.08 08:35:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) :

    Add to that the way Matfield tried to glare at referee Stuart Barnes and we can confirm that not only does he have the leadership skills of a sheep we can also confirm that he has the people skills of a Bull.

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.07.08 09:00:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Matfield to go down in history as the first ever bok captain to Yellow card Himself.

    Matfield: Hey Ref!!!! [email protected] Jou ek loop nou!!!!!!!!

    Only to come crawling back with an apology at the start of the second half.

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.07.08 09:02:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Well he does need to grow up,grow into the role or grow a pair of “something” but I think the guys respect him…and the opponents to a certain extent.

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.07.08 09:03:03 by blackshark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : people skills of a Bull

    :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.07.08 09:08:14 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 15) :
    Did you eat John Robbie?

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.07.08 09:13:15 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I reckon the Kiwis must be trembling at the sight of that bech.

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.07.08 09:15:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 22) : should read
    I reckon the Kiwis must be trembling at the sight of that bench.

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.07.08 09:16:37 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • robdylan
    Is it necessary to shut this site down every afternoon when you have a nap or go for a jog?

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.07.08 09:21:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Beware Hmmmm, here comes Salmo.

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.07.08 09:27:40 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • the Boks should win this one… my reasoning? .. the chore of this Bok team win one out of four against NZ, they’re due for a win :roll: :oops:

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.07.08 09:29:25 by spykerbaard Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 24) : huh?

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.07.08 09:30:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :
    Every afternoon since Monday this site has been unavailable from around 3ish. Tried IE and Mozilla but keeps on timing out.

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.07.08 09:38:57 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 28) : I’ve been having some issues with our service provider and am planning on moving the site at the end of the season. I’m not aware of any outages this week, though… usually, when it does go down, it comes back up in 5 minutes or so.

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.07.08 09:46:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 28) :

    maybe that is when your work decides that you have been loafing for long enough and they want you to do some work. :wink:

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.07.08 09:51:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 30) :

    Could be, but then they should start realising that I spend the next 2 hours of the day checking switches, connections, holding on for my service provider and all this to find out what the problem is.
    Rereading this I now realise that they propbably do it just to watch me do all those things over and over again. My personal groundhog day.

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.07.08 10:09:30 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Comment 32, posted at 10.07.08 11:06:08 by wpw Reply
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  • Now that I’ve got that off my chest… :roll:

    Interesting team for Saturday. I still don’t think we will win. There is rain predicted which means Carter will have another field day with the boot. :evil:

  • Comment 33, posted at 10.07.08 11:07:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 33) : yeah – I don’t have a good feeling either :(

  • Comment 34, posted at 10.07.08 11:16:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • I have been thinking, I wonder if it is more important to PDV to win the 3N rather than beat the AB’s in NZ and therefore he is using a strategy of not wearing out/risking injury to players like Spies and Kanko in matches that are likely to be lost and save then for better win option matches, e.g. Aus.

    Kinda like secret weapon type stuff.

    Just a thought mind you as in my logic the players used at the moment do not fit this, but then my thoughts on players does not match PDV’s.

  • Comment 35, posted at 10.07.08 11:26:20 by Ollie Reply

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  • Did that make sense :?: :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 10.07.08 11:26:39 by Ollie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 32) : There are surely a lot of idiots on that site… :evil:

  • Comment 37, posted at 10.07.08 11:32:27 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Ollie (Comment 36) : yes – it does. Would make more sense if you wrote us an article about it… ;)

  • Comment 38, posted at 10.07.08 11:37:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ollie (Comment 36) :
    It did, but I think it would be a huge mistake for us and the Kiwis to bank on picking up maximium points against the Aussies.

  • Comment 39, posted at 10.07.08 12:06:04 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 39) : agree

  • Comment 40, posted at 10.07.08 12:35:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cricket update

    1st Test : Proteas vs Pommies

    Pommies 18/0 (8.5 ov)

  • Comment 41, posted at 10.07.08 12:43:32 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 39) : That would be tricky indeed since the Wallabies are also looking strong. Haven’t been this anxious to play them in a while.

  • Comment 42, posted at 10.07.08 12:45:05 by blackshark Reply

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  • I thought if you win the toss you bat. :evil:

  • Comment 43, posted at 10.07.08 12:48:54 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 43) : not if you’re Graeme “Genius” Smith, you don’t ;)

  • Comment 44, posted at 10.07.08 12:51:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 43) : I think the RAIN had something to do with his decision…

  • Comment 45, posted at 10.07.08 13:46:15 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 45) : do you think he knows what rain is?

  • Comment 46, posted at 10.07.08 13:55:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Is it raining?

  • Comment 47, posted at 10.07.08 14:02:04 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 47) : isn’t it always, to a certain extent?

  • Comment 48, posted at 10.07.08 14:14:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good afternoon all!

    I don’t think these are necessarily going to help!

    But then it has already been said above – so I won’t repeat myself.

  • Comment 49, posted at 10.07.08 14:21:03 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 49) : allo Ness ;)

  • Comment 50, posted at 10.07.08 14:24:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hi Rob.

    Have been so sick with the flu and then did a stupid thing by going to the rugby at Loftus on Saturday and I almost got double pneumonia. All this for my team – and they played so badly!

    Oh well, at least I got to sit with Iza, Debs and Klempie. That in itself is always a treat.

  • Comment 51, posted at 10.07.08 14:38:53 by Nessa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 48) : Woke up this morning. Sun shining. For a moment there I thought the aliens had taken me.

  • Comment 52, posted at 10.07.08 14:39:20 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • People at my work trying to get rid of cricket tickets. Between 55-75 a ticket. Bietjie baie for cricket if you ask me.

  • Comment 53, posted at 10.07.08 14:44:13 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 51) : I’ve also got flu… bloody annoyance, innit?

  • Comment 54, posted at 10.07.08 14:45:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lunch Day 1

    England 73/0 after 29.2 overs

    Cook 41*
    Strauss 26*

  • Comment 55, posted at 10.07.08 14:47:44 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) :

    For sure! And mine has been hanging around for over 3 weeks now. Enough already! :sad:

  • Comment 56, posted at 10.07.08 15:01:23 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 56) : it’s getting worse every year

  • Comment 57, posted at 10.07.08 15:01:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Nessa (Comment 56) : They should just call this one the HANG-AROUND FLU…

  • Comment 58, posted at 10.07.08 15:11:39 by blackshark Reply

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  • England : 104/0

    What happened to our pace attack? :sad:

  • Comment 59, posted at 10.07.08 15:28:33 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 58) :

    That’s for sure – except I am not hanging around anymore – I am leaving this cold behind now. :twisted:

  • Comment 60, posted at 10.07.08 15:29:37 by Nessa Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 59) :

    Did we have one?

  • Comment 61, posted at 10.07.08 15:30:03 by Nessa Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 59) :
    Man is Smiths decision to bat first starting to backfire, not good.

    Some nut on the radio this morning was ready to compare our attack with that of the Windies of the late 70′s, early 80′s.

  • Comment 62, posted at 10.07.08 15:39:18 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 62) :

    I am afraid it has been a while since the SA’n cricket team has had a real pace attack. The only time we do is when Ntini is firing on all cylinders. We really need an opening pair of bowlers like Alan Donald and Sean Pollock. Don’t think we have the fire power we used to have.

  • Comment 63, posted at 10.07.08 15:41:55 by Nessa Reply

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  • I have faith in STEYN…he will get it right eventually. Rugby and Cricket… :Mrgreen:

  • Comment 64, posted at 10.07.08 15:48:36 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 63) :
    Hi Nessa, yes that was a damn good attack and if you add Fanie de Villiers moving the ball all around the place to it then it really was tops.

    Our present attack is young but with lots of promise.

  • Comment 65, posted at 10.07.08 15:59:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 65) :

    That’s for sure. You started of with Alan and Polly and just when they thought they had a breather, they got Fanie and Kallie (when he was a more serious bowler). Those were the good old days.

  • Comment 66, posted at 10.07.08 16:21:18 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 66) :
    Not to forget old man Pat Symcox, not that he was the greatest bowler, but the hard nosed attitude that he brought to the game. In another life he would have been a scrumhalf.

  • Comment 67, posted at 10.07.08 16:23:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 67) :

    A rather tall scrumhalf :wink:

    Nice chatting to you again – on my way to fight the traffic home. Hasn’t been so bad the last few weeks with school holidays.

    Have a good evening.

  • Comment 68, posted at 10.07.08 16:27:00 by Nessa Reply

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  • With your metro cops Im amazed that any one is brave enough to drive on the roads.

  • Comment 69, posted at 10.07.08 16:31:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I honestly don’t know how JPP made it into the side…
    But I think PdV will field him earlier than last week…

  • Comment 70, posted at 10.07.08 18:49:06 by Hmmm Reply

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  • On ruggaworld last night Pieter Hendriks and Kaya Moletana were on PdV case about his selections….saying how can you keep a player like Steyn on the bench….

  • Comment 71, posted at 10.07.08 18:50:12 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Plus that although Joe had a good game you cannot play no 3 8 infront of no 1 and 2 when they are fit…

    They did not say which of Spies or Kanko is 1 and 2 though…

  • Comment 72, posted at 10.07.08 18:52:01 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Plus he critisized Butch a lot for his poor kicking

  • Comment 73, posted at 10.07.08 18:53:06 by Hmmm Reply

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  • And they criticized the coaching saying they kicker and the rest of the Bokke backline were playing against each other…not flat when Butch puts it in behind and therefor not committing the AB’s…etc/etc

  • Comment 74, posted at 10.07.08 18:55:17 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 74) :

    They put that down to bad coaching….

  • Comment 75, posted at 10.07.08 18:55:39 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Well best f luck for PdV
    Hope the team is at least better competition…and even better…win even if by 1 point…

  • Comment 76, posted at 10.07.08 19:07:47 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Goooooo BOKKE

  • Comment 77, posted at 10.07.08 19:08:33 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Why not play Mujati off the bench….

    Or play 2 props….is that not what you do usually when you struggle in the scrums…

  • Comment 78, posted at 10.07.08 19:09:20 by Hmmm Reply

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  • All I want for Chwismis is a vin at da cake tin!

    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 79, posted at 10.07.08 19:13:38 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Pieterson is also waaaaaaaaaaaaayyy overdue a try…its time bro to druk a drie!

    Winning on Sat i the only way to redeem our whinging this week and to shut the AB’s up , Dammit!

    Put me on the field I’ll run holes through them one time!

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 80, posted at 10.07.08 19:18:57 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 80) : Let’s do it! :-) still got those silver boots?

  • Comment 81, posted at 10.07.08 19:25:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • :lol: I do and they are itching for a spin..how you doing?

    Are you finally home…I smchaak your dutch on FB :wink:

  • Comment 82, posted at 10.07.08 19:44:30 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 82) : I am home for a bit, yeah… Doing well. You know where the Dutch comes from?

  • Comment 83, posted at 10.07.08 19:52:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • Friesland…?

  • Comment 84, posted at 10.07.08 20:02:27 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 84) :

    I fienk I lif in Friesland tonight…. :neutral:

  • Comment 85, posted at 10.07.08 20:19:32 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 85) :

    :lol: chilly is it

  • Comment 86, posted at 10.07.08 21:07:50 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • It’s lovely evening here

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