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What Eddie Andrews is up to these days.


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :WP on 23 Sep 2008 at 09:49

For most rugby professionals, the end of their careers signals a time of slowing down, taking stock and adopting the proverbial ‘simple life’. Not so, for former Stormers and Springbok versatile forward Eddie Andrews.

Eddie Andrews who has retired from professional rugby earlier this year due to a recurring back injury has since moved on to an arena of a different sort. Late last year, Eddie and Tonderai Chavhanga founded an initiative called the ‘ Joshua Foundation’ which offers rugby skills and academic literacy support to youths from disadvantaged schools of the Cape Flats.

Eddie and Tonderai forged a firm friendship during their Stormers and Springbok tours. This friendship was borne out of having shared similar struggles on the road to becoming successful sportspersons. The rationale behind this initiative stems from their desire to impact youth in a holistic way through mediums of education, sport and role modeling. In so doing, viable alternatives are created for youth to break the barriers which are so often seen as obstacles to fully realizing their potential. The rugby skills programme entails offering support to schools through assisting coaches and youth with training including resource support. In addition to the rugby programme, the academic component assists students with their overall academic literacy such as reading and writing skills, critical thinking, listening and note taking and a strong emphasis on skills application in various contexts. These two wings of the foundation are unique to schools in that they focus on development and empowerment as opposed to simply giving handouts.

Eddie and Tonderai are passionate about sharing their journey to success with the youth from similar backgrounds as an example to the fact that there are no barriers which are insurmountable.

For more information on the Joshua Foundation feel free to contact Eddie at [email protected]

This article originally appeared on page 30 of the WP vs Griquas matchday programme.



88 Comments

  • Respect Eddie.

    Would’ve been so easy to just start a business.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.09.08 11:41:56 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • I can’t seem to fix this thread , but hopefully it will magically come right.

    This ones for WPW by the way.

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.09.08 11:51:24 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 2) :

    “dad” will be proud… :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.09.08 11:54:37 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Good to see.

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.09.08 11:55:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 2) : do you believe in magic? ;)

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.09.08 12:02:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : I do now :razz:

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.09.08 12:10:22 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 6) : abra ca-frikin-dabra, mofo! ;)

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.09.08 12:15:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • On tv the other day I saw a dude make a car disappear off the back of a lorry while it was moving. :shock:

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.09.08 12:18:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 8) :

    David Blaine?

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.09.08 12:19:55 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 9) :

    Soweto gangster.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.09.08 12:36:49 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 9) : Nah, never heard of him. Now that I think about it… maybe it was a camera trick. I have a very short attention span. :oops:

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.09.08 12:38:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • The car was parked between two other cars on the top shelf of the lorry.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.09.08 12:39:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • David Blaine doesn’t really do much ‘magic’ these days. He’s hanging upside down somewhere last I heard. Even I can do that. :roll:

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.09.08 12:40:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 10) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    @McLovin (Comment 13) :

    He is pretty amazing and very freaky…

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.09.08 12:44:23 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 14) : Freak is definitely the right word. :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.09.08 12:47:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 15) :

    Agree, partner… :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.09.08 12:48:26 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : ‘Dive of death’ it’s called. :roll: Starts today.

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.09.08 12:49:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 17) :

    Hey – tha man can go blind!…I saw the 72 hours in ICE trick.. :mrgreen: No – seriously…the dom drol nearly died! :shock:

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.09.08 12:53:31 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • GEEZ – whats happened to this spot??? :roll: Or is everyone on early braai-day?

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.09.08 13:10:55 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) : I don’t trust him. :wink:

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.09.08 13:12:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 20) :

    Why come?

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.09.08 13:13:16 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) :

    Oh no Ice… you don’t believe his antics do you :shock:

    Good one Eddie…

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.09.08 13:13:48 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 22) :

    Am I just being naive? :oops:

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.09.08 13:15:47 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 21) : His job is to deceive. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.09.08 13:16:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 24) :

    Ag toe! :evil:

    Well he’s deceiving me… it cuts my security. Has he got control of me? – I turn to him and say: Don’t switch the blade on the guy in shades oh no. … :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.09.08 13:22:01 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 19) : when you stopped posting, everyone else left… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.09.08 13:24:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) :

    I am single handedly femaley having a monologue here… :roll: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.09.08 13:26:47 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 25) : What song is that?

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.09.08 13:27:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • I where my Sun Glasses at night…Corey Hart or something if memory serves me right…its bee some time you know! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.09.08 13:28:55 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 29) : I don’t trust him either. :wink: :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.09.08 13:31:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • Unlike Mr Blaine I don’t go without food for too long.

    Back in 10. Maybe 15/20….

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.09.08 13:32:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 29) : wasn’t it called “Sunglasses at Night”, or something?

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.09.08 13:33:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXw4qqQqTrY

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.09.08 13:34:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) :

    Yeah…dont get technical now… :wink:

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.09.08 13:35:01 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • I are back. :grin:

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.09.08 14:00:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 35) :

    i dont trust you either… :twisted:

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.09.08 14:02:37 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 36) : :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.09.08 14:06:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • Eesh…I am not in the mood for weking… :sad:

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.09.08 14:08:08 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Oi Oi Oi….some hectic activities going on in SA at present (dont worry Rob will NOT discuss it here)… :roll: :shock:

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.09.08 14:10:41 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 36) :

    I had you down as more of a Chris Angel kinda gal…

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.09.08 14:12:35 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 39) : Pardon my ignorance but I thought Zuma was/is the annointed one?

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.09.08 14:14:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bruce, Mate, wtf is that?? :???: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.09.08 14:14:09 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 40) :

    I like his looks if you mean THAT by ‘Chriss Angel kinda gal’.. :wink:

    Why would you say that, Brucy…what kinda gal is a Chris Angel kinda gal? :lol: :?:

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.09.08 14:16:39 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • I say make Eddie Andrews president. He seems like a decent fella.

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.09.08 14:17:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 41) :

    So far about 14 ministers have walked…including Trevor.. :shock:

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.09.08 14:17:55 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 44) :

    Amen, Brother!… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.09.08 14:18:19 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 40) : That dude is just strange

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.09.08 14:20:57 by PJLD Reply
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  • Criss Angel? :shock:

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.09.08 14:21:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 48) :

    WHAT??? You look like you’ve seen a ghost?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    @PJLD (Comment 47) : Why?

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.09.08 14:22:41 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 49) : He looks weird. But now that I’ve read a bit more about him, I like him. I think I might just trust him. :grin:

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.09.08 14:25:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 50) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.09.08 14:27:57 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 49) : Think david blaine on crack

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.09.08 14:30:02 by PJLD Reply
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  • I like what he told Larry King.

    “no one has the ability, that I’m aware of, to do anything supernatural, psychic, talk to the dead”

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.09.08 14:31:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • Blaine’s evil twin…..

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.09.08 14:31:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 52) :

    He has a resemblance to Curt Cobain… :wink:

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.09.08 14:33:11 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 52) :

    Oh…and I dont do “think’ very well.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.09.08 14:34:05 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 43) :

    All hotties of course… all hotties and hundreds of ‘em… lol…

    Off to see the cabinet walkout news thanks for the headsup (saw the JSE top40 got smashed 4% on the Manual news) :shock:

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.09.08 14:37:57 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • I wonder if Eddie Andrews does any magic… :roll:

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.09.08 14:39:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 58) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I nearly spit all my coffe over the pc klawers!!

    @bryce_in_oz (Comment 57) :
    :cool:

  • Comment 59, posted at 23.09.08 14:41:07 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 57) :

    Wholy crap but the news is rolling in…rand has stabilised as Trevor says he’s willin gto serve in the new cabinet…cannot keep up..

  • Comment 60, posted at 23.09.08 14:44:08 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • I better stop….gonna get smacked on the hand by Robbie ‘D… :wink:

  • Comment 61, posted at 23.09.08 14:45:08 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • I wonder if *i* will one day be able to sedn the JSE crashing…that must be pretty awsome if your resignation can cause such an effect… :twisted:

  • Comment 62, posted at 23.09.08 14:47:53 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 61) : :)

  • Comment 63, posted at 23.09.08 14:51:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) :

    Just in Time! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 64, posted at 23.09.08 14:52:23 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 64) : I never sleep – you know that

  • Comment 65, posted at 23.09.08 14:56:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 65) :

    Well…I need to keep you on your toes…thats MY job! :cool: :twisted:

  • Comment 66, posted at 23.09.08 14:58:43 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 66) : oh dear ;)

    Lots of people vying for that job

  • Comment 67, posted at 23.09.08 15:10:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 67) :

    Yeah…so be it… I am still the best candidate for the job.. :twisted:

  • Comment 68, posted at 23.09.08 15:16:50 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 68) : he he…. what, no interview? ;)

  • Comment 69, posted at 23.09.08 15:29:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 69) :

    Nah…I qualify :cool:

  • Comment 70, posted at 23.09.08 15:31:49 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 70) :

    Ask Mr Marnewick… :wink:

  • Comment 71, posted at 23.09.08 15:35:27 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 70) : ok, fine… you’re hired.

    Now what? ;)

  • Comment 72, posted at 23.09.08 15:35:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 72) :

    Start doing the Blog Hip HOP…catch me if you can!! :twisted:

  • Comment 73, posted at 23.09.08 15:37:22 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • Next week, can we have a write up on ‘what is Quintin Davids up to these days’? :mrgreen:

    Thanks

  • Comment 74, posted at 23.09.08 15:38:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • Cheers all!

  • Comment 75, posted at 23.09.08 15:46:12 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 75) : Koebaai!

  • Comment 76, posted at 23.09.08 15:50:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 74) : ill find out :smile:

  • Comment 77, posted at 23.09.08 16:06:29 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 77) : our ace reporter is one the trail

  • Comment 78, posted at 23.09.08 16:10:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nice one Eddie…..

  • Comment 79, posted at 23.09.08 16:19:41 by Sauce Reply
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  • Pretty decent of Eddie…but I must admit I never liked him much as a player.

  • Comment 80, posted at 23.09.08 16:31:49 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 77) : Thanks. :wink:

  • Comment 81, posted at 23.09.08 16:38:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 80) : was always a far better loosehead… pity he realised that so late in his career

  • Comment 82, posted at 23.09.08 16:43:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 78) : Actually i already know, playing 3rd team at Belville Tech, apparently he sponsors the beers…im [email protected] serious.

  • Comment 83, posted at 23.09.08 16:50:41 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 83) : Oh. My. Word.

  • Comment 84, posted at 23.09.08 16:58:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 83) : 3rd team. :shock: really?

  • Comment 85, posted at 23.09.08 17:00:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 85) : c ri yas

  • Comment 86, posted at 23.09.08 17:11:04 by PJLD Reply
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  • An entire thread dedicated to Steady Eddie and no sign of wpw…

    By the way good on him!

  • Comment 87, posted at 23.09.08 17:22:54 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 87) : who? Wes or Eddie? ;)

  • Comment 88, posted at 23.09.08 17:36:04 by robdylan Reply
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