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Injury curse: It’s the Bulls’ turn


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content on 11 Aug 2008 at 09:43
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The Bulls are licking their wounds after their shock Currie Cup loss to the Lions, both literally and figuratively.

Lock-cum-loose forward Danie Rossouw was hospitalised on Friday night, following suspected heart palpitations during the game. It was clearly nothing serious, as he was discharged almost immediately. Probably just a case of finally coming up against an opposition pack willing to stand their ground! Rumours that there may be any similarity to Pierre Spies’s “mystery ailment” are completely premature, of course. Notwithstanding this scare, Rossouw has been called up to the Bok squad for the remainder of the Tri-Nations, to replace injured teammate Bakkies Botha.

Rossouw’s replacement, Dr Frankie van Schouwenberg, didn’t fare much better, though. The “other” member of the famed Bulls-Toulon-Bulls locking club broke his right thumb, although we cannot confirm at this stage that it was the result of a bizarre hitch-hiking accident en route to the airport. Van Schouwenberg will be out for at least 6 weeks, leaving Fudge Mabetha and Juandre Kruger to hold the fort with Wilhelm Steenkamp.

Fullback Zane Kirchner will also be out for some time, having found a way to dislocate his rib. How on earth do you dislocate a rib, one wonders? Perhaps it’s some sort of karmic payback for the spear-tackle king. Siyabonga “Tiger” Mangweni showed enough in the early stages of the competition to suggest that he will be a more-than-able replacement in the number 15 shirt.

Further changes to the side are expected, with coach Frans Ludeke reported to be unhappy with the front-row and midfield combinations. Hooker Derick Kuün should be back for the Griquas clash at the very least, although there will presumably be a fair amount of fallout should Chilliboy Rallepele be the one to lose his spot. Wynand Olivier and Marius Delport are unlikely to continue as the centre pairing and it looks like the latter will face the chop. Olivier may be moved to outside centre, with Morné Steyn inside him and young Burton Francis taking over at flyhalf.



44 Comments

  • we needed this in two weeks time. not now. a griquas win could help our cause though.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.08.08 09:54:53 by try time Reply
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  • GO GRIQUAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.08.08 09:58:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Danie Rossouw was hospitalised on Friday night, following suspected heart palpitations during the game

    Probably couldn’t believe that his team were 13 – 30 down and that AFTER he had tried to dish out a PK a two.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.08.08 10:00:12 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • We softened them up nicely for the other teams!

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.08.08 10:03:46 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 4) :

    Ja and pissed them off nicely as well, now we have to sit with them being all irate :wink:

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.08.08 10:04:57 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : what worries me is he is being rushed into the boks with a problem that could re-surface during the game. what the hell is wrong with johann muller?

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.08.08 10:05:02 by try time Reply
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  • There was a guy that sat about 20 rows in front of me that got a heart attack about 10 mins after kick off, they did cpr on him for 30 mins until halftime when they moved him, but I hear the guy didn’t make it.

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.08.08 10:06:11 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 7) : that comment is open to so many retorts. but as he passed away, i’ll bite my tongue in respect for the dead, eventhough he was probably a bulls supporter.

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.08.08 10:08:49 by try time Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 7) :

    Sheez that is not cool to experience at all.

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.08.08 10:10:11 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : we have already taken our drubbing from them at Loftus. It’s payback time in Durbs

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.08.08 10:11:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 8) :

    I don’t have all the details but it sounds like it was a Lions supporter.

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.08.08 10:29:47 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • Sheesh!!, I feel the way about Danie Rossouw as most guys feel about Luke Watson. The poor guy has tried everything to get dropped, and just when he ( I ) thought EVENTUALLY!!!, they call him back. Life is not fair. :mad: :mad:

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.08.08 10:35:27 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 11) : I’m sure that regardless of who the guy supported, all of us feel absolutely terrible about such a tragedy and send our condolences to his family.

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.08.08 10:36:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 12) : I reckon he’s ok as a lock. Just PLEASE not at loose forward

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.08.08 10:37:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hey guys…work keeping me busy but I just had to dash in after such a great weekend. Still think the Bulls will take it Rob? :wink:

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.08.08 10:38:34 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    For sure.

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.08.08 10:38:56 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 15) : it all depends. If we can keep up our momentum and get a home semi, then I think we can go all the way, especially with all our Boks back. At full strength, we’ll beat any of the other guys.

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.08.08 10:43:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Sad stuff that. Condolences to the family. Also shocked by the passing of comedian Bernie Mac. RIP.

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.08.08 10:45:05 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 18) : Oh no! How did that happen?

    I LOVE that guy!

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.08.08 10:47:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • ah crap! Isaac Hayes has also died.

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.08.08 10:50:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Yeah for sure…lets just secure that home semi. Looks like our key players will come back at the right time. No more injuries, please!

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.08.08 10:54:35 by blackshark Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 11) : probably couldn’t believe the lions finally played the rugby he knew they could. at least he went on a high.

    @robdylan (Comment 20) : the way this blog is going roussouw must be panicking about playing saturday, with all these deaths.

    i will miss chef from south park although he did leave south park when tom cruise wouldn’t come out the closet. what a classic.

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.08.08 11:02:40 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 22) : yeah… that whole Scientology thing started to get very freaky…

    Chef, I hope you’ve finally found your phaetons, dude!

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.08.08 11:07:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : yeah he is off to see old mister hubbard to find his cupboard could be bare.

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.08.08 11:26:35 by try time Reply

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  • according to other sources, it’s worse… seems Kuün might not be fit yet and Slow Akona seems to have done his hip.

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.08.08 11:28:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • bollocks – I see KSA is ahead of me again. Need to post like a Mofo!

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.08.08 11:32:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : :mrgreen: :razz:

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.08.08 11:37:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • go griquas. couldn’t ask for better news if you live in die gat.

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.08.08 11:38:25 by try time Reply

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  • Has anyone seen Hmmm lately.

    He is too quiet for my liking… since the Lions seem to be on a roll… at the expense of the MIGHTY WP. :evil:

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.08.08 11:38:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : Why wake him up? Are you THAT bored?? :shock:

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.08.08 11:46:44 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : careful what you wish for

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.08.08 11:49:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • :mrgreen:

    Then all we need is for Vinnie to appear as well.

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.08.08 11:50:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 32) : Vinnie actually makes constructive contributions ;)

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.08.08 11:54:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 32) : I see you are somewhat of an authority on Keo. :shock:
    Or would that be another wpw?

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.08.08 12:00:25 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 34) :

    Thats the only place Wes will have authority…he sure as hell does not have it here and DEFNITELY not at home… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.08.08 12:06:28 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 35) : Hi Ice. I was yanking his chain, but clearly he has taken the ‘stilbly is ook n antwoord’ way. :grin:

    But I am dissapointed in you though. :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.08.08 12:10:17 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 36) :

    Geez Sliver – I get that about 10 times a day… :twisted: :twisted:

    If I may….why?

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.08.08 12:27:26 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • :evil: :evil:

    How could you say that I’ce??? :oops:

    It is ‘I’ Silver Fox. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.08.08 12:27:50 by wpw Reply
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  • For all the Steve Stofsuier fans out there: :roll:

    Pretoria – Singer and actor Steve Hofmeyr has been discharged from a Gauteng hospital after he underwent a colon operation on Tuesday.

    Speaking shortly after he left the hospital on Sunday afternoon, Hofmeyr said: “If you get a second chance at life, you realise how much you faffed around the first time round.”

    Hofmeyr was delighted to hear on Sunday morning that he would be able to sleep in his own bed that night.

    His doctor was satisfied that his digestive system was functioning normally and that he had recovered enough to recuperate at home.

    “For the last five days, I was treated like a king here in hospital. On my way out of hospital – less mobile and in more pain than after my last operation in May – I handed out a few of my new Blue Bull CDs to the hospital staff,” he said.

    “I am sure my team will still take the (Currie) Cup.”

    Hofmeyr said he was looking forward to three weeks of rest.

    He plans to only read, write and “spoil my two boys”.

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.08.08 12:29:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 38) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Just Joking, Wessss…. :wink:

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.08.08 12:31:59 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • :cool: I know I’ce.

    Dit maak seer omdat dit so waar is.

    I lost all authority in my home the day she said ‘I do’

    :roll:

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.08.08 12:34:19 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 41) : He he he They all mean ‘from now on you do’…

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.08.08 12:37:17 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 37) : Ici, if you get that comment 10 times a day :shock: :shock: , no wonder your are in need of Friday funnies comes Friday. :grin: :grin:

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.08.08 12:48:05 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 43) :

    But I get that for the wrongly right reasons…depends how you look at it.. :wink: :twisted:

    Wes – no worries – its not always nice to have all the authority… :wink:

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.08.08 13:00:51 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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