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Mossie back – but only on the bench


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Lions on 10 Jul 2008 at 16:06

Springbok World Cup centre Jaque Fourie makes his long-awaited return from injury and has been selected on the bench for the Xerox Lions for Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup match against the Boland Kavaliers at Coca-Cola Park.

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The team also has a new centre pairing with Springbok centre Jaco Pretorius back and Doppies le Grange as his partner.

Jannie Boshoff is on the wing and Alten Hulme comes in at lock with both Gerhard Mostert and Anton van Zyl injured.

Flank Franco van der Merwe, who has a muscle strain, is bracketed with Justin Wheeler.

XEROX LIONS: Earl Rose, Jannie Boshoff, Jaco Pretorius, Doppies la Grange, Louis Ludik, Louis Strydom, Jano Vermaak, Willem Alberts, Franco van der Merwe / Justin Wheeler, Cobus Grobbelaar (capt); Alten Hulme, Dewald Senekal, Lawrence Sephaka, Willie Wepener, Heinke van der Merwe.

Replacements: Derick Minnie, JC Janse van Rensburg, Willem Stoltz, Justin Wheeler / Francois Uys, Chris Jonck, Jaque Fourie, Jaco van Schalkwyk.



53 Comments

  • Damn – no Walter Venter

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.07.08 16:07:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m sure Hmmm wet himself when this news broke… :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.07.08 16:25:29 by wpw Reply
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  • On the flipside Jaco Pretorius is back too. Him and Waylon are on par with the biggest disappointments since their breakthrough seasons.

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.07.08 16:44:21 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 3) : agree.

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.07.08 16:47:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • molly

    Can i add Bradley Barritt to that list??? :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.07.08 16:52:50 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : only if you don’t value your life ;)

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.07.08 17:11:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • Kinda like Schalk Brits, but he’s found his form again, and it only took, what? 3 years? A decent coach?

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.07.08 17:22:16 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : Bradley Barritt is AWESOME!!! You could NEVER put him in that category :wink:

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.07.08 17:23:33 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 8) : at least SOMEONE is a quick learner ;)

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.07.08 17:32:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    I did….

    Where the heck is Walter!???! He is LOADS better than Doppies….

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.07.08 18:57:52 by Hmmm Reply

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  • What the heck is JacoPretorius doing there again…
    I thought he was injured…
    Can’t he fake an injury or something!???!???!??!

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.07.08 18:58:29 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Good move with the wings there!?!?!?

    Boshoff runs wit a lot more urgency and he is a great defender…as the Crusaders….

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.07.08 18:59:17 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I did not watch last weeks game…how did Sephaka play?
    Anyone?

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.07.08 18:59:58 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Jinne with my heart skipping a few beats with that run-on center combo I completely for got to say….

    WELCOME BACK MOSSIE…GIVE THEM CARROTS…or seeds or whatever it is you do best…

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.07.08 19:01:02 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    Hehehehehehehehe

    If Rob won’t let you then “I” will add him to the list :wink:

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.07.08 07:46:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • This is good for the Lions, Excellent actually but only for 3 or 4 weeks I’m afraid.

    Once Mossie shows, as he did in the S14, that he is one of those players who come back from injury with his form at top notch, then he will be straight into the Bok team.

    The question for me is just whether it will be Adi or Steyn who return to te Sharks.

    Should be Steyn coming back for some provincial rugby IMO.

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.07.08 07:49:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) :

    I think one of the wings or even possibly Jantjies (Steyn and JPP can cover 15) will loose out…Adi and Fourie are the only ones we have that can play 13 well…

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.07.08 09:55:53 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 17) : Well Fleck wants JdV moved to 13.

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.07.08 10:01:00 by blackshark Reply

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  • Walter Venter was injured in the Valke match, otherwise Doppies might not have started this Saturday. And surely you are joking about Jaco Pretorius in post 11…he is one of our best players!

    Sephaka had an average game, we battled in the scrums on our own ball, and that chirp from him that in France they allow you to walk from scrum to scrum as long as you scrum well…he did a lot of walking.

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.07.08 11:57:59 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 19) : how serious is Venter’s injury?

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.07.08 11:59:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • out for two seasons

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.07.08 12:01:08 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 21) : funny. No, seriously…

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.07.08 12:13:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • I mailed his dad, waiting for the reply.

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.07.08 12:16:22 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 18) :

    Fleck must learn how to play centre first before he makes suggestions….

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.07.08 12:18:58 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 19) :

    Hope Walter’s injury is not too serious…

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.07.08 12:20:23 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 24) :

    Turnstile Fleck?

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.07.08 12:20:38 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 19) :

    Who is that craze person that said Jaco Pretorius must move to 11…no way…he must move out of the team and make way fro some decent players…

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.07.08 12:21:56 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 23) : AJ Venter? ;)

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.07.08 12:22:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 27) :

    You are nuts…he is one of the first players to be pencilled in when the team is picked (after Heinke and Baywatch)

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.07.08 12:23:23 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) :

    No, his dad is actually a very nice guy…

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.07.08 12:24:28 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • so it’s not AJ…. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.07.08 12:27:42 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 26) :

    The only time he stepped clean through he knocked the ball cozz Kaiser ran him in from behind….

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.07.08 12:29:08 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 31) : :)

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.07.08 12:29:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 29) : Hmmm is nuts? You don’t say… ;)

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.07.08 12:30:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) :

    I was holding back…

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.07.08 12:32:49 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • okay, his dad says hard knock on the shoulder, tests showed everyting is okay, so he will be able to play again next weekend.

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.07.08 12:42:35 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 36) : awesome ;)

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.07.08 12:44:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 29) :

    Why Walter!??! What has he done since last year…he was bad in S14 2007…bad in the CC last year…bad in the S14 2008….bad in the CC this year thus far…

    He does not get over the advantage line…his passing is poor (which is very disappointing as he was a 7′s expert)…I mean how many over-head passes did he give straight into touch or nowhere near a player…plus knock-on’s and bad decision making…running left when he should be running right…

    His defense has been ordinary and against the Blues and I think Crusaders it was woeful…

    Him and Waylon are in exactly the same boat…

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.07.08 12:46:19 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 38) : yes, but he has an AWESOME set of wheels

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.07.08 12:48:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 29) : @Hmmm (Comment 38) :

    It makes sense that it is pencilled in…so we can erase it when a better player is fit….

    I say we should allow Boshoff to play there and find his feet there as back-up to Fourie when he is on Bok duty….

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.07.08 12:48:19 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) :

    LoL…yeh true…if only he could take it with on the field…LoL

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.07.08 12:51:10 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 40) : when are you guys going to find a proper flyhalf?

    :)

    *stir*

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.07.08 12:51:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 40) :

    i am beginning to think you use your personality as a contraceptive… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.07.08 12:51:17 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 43) :
    :shock:

    Cold as ice
    You know that you are
    Cold as ice
    You’re cold
    As ice to me
    Cold as ice

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.07.08 12:55:24 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 43) : comment of the day ;)

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.07.08 12:55:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 40) :

    So you would pick Boshoff over Pretorius? Remind me not to try and have a sensible rugby discussion with you again…LOL!

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.07.08 12:55:34 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 44) :

    :twisted: :twisted:

    @robdylan (Comment 45) :

    I also thought it was quite funny! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.07.08 12:57:36 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 46) : one by one we all catch on ;)

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.07.08 12:58:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 48) :
    They are a bit slower on the uptake up North though.

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.07.08 13:00:15 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 49) : yes… It’s proximity to Tshwane that causes it

  • Comment 50, posted at 11.07.08 13:09:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) :

    we actually did find him…
    He was in intensive care unit in Alberton with a serious bout of him-strung…came about when he fell into the loo-bowl one morning when seriously hung over….

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.07.08 13:12:01 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 46) :

    Yes Walter I would…JacoP has been disappointing for long now and Boshoff is a promising young player…he does no worse than JacoP currently and then can play himself into outside centre…and become a great back-up for JaquesF and become a great centre partner to the other young start in WalterV…

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.07.08 13:14:25 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 48) :

    What you mean WE?

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