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Bok Team announced for Wales


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 4 Nov 2008 at 16:10

The Springboks have announced their team to play against Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff with Bakkies Botha a shock starter.

Springbok Team – Test caps in brackets:

1 – Beast Mtawarira (7)
2 – Bismarck du Plessis (19)
3 – John Smit (captain) (78)
4 – Bakkies Botha (52)
5 – Victor Matfield (77)
6 – Schalk Burger (46)
7 – Juan Smith (52)
8 – Pierre Spies (16)
9 – Fourie du Preez (42)
10 – Ruan Pienaar (24)
11 – Bryan Habana (43)
12 – Jean de Villiers (43)
13 – Adrian Jacobs (18)
14 – JP Pietersen (21)
15 – Conrad Jantjes (21)

Reserves:

16 – Brian Mujati (9)
17 – Gurthro Steenkamp (18)
18 – Andries Bekker (10)
19 – Ryan Kankowski (4)
20 – Ricky Januarie (31)
21 – Frans Steyn (24)
22 – Jaque Fourie (39)

Points of interest:

The match will be the 23rd Test between South Africa and Wales since 1906. It is the third and final Test in the Prince William Cup, which the Springboks secured when they beat Wales in the first two tests in South Africa in June – 43-17 (Bloemfontein) and 37-21 (Pretoria).

The Springbok starting XV shows five changes to the run-on team in the previous Test against Australia on August 30. Captain John Smit replaces Brian Mujati at tight head, Bakkies Botha returns in the place of Andries Bekker at lock, Ruan Pienaar replaces Butch James at flyhalf, and wings Bryan Habana and JP Pietersen return in the place of Jongi Nokwe and Odwa Ndungane respectively.

Ricky Januarie is the only survivor on the bench from the Australia Test, with Pienaar graduating to the starting XV, flank Danie Rossouw not included in the match 22, Percy Montgomery having retired and Adriaan Strauss (hooker), Jannie du Plessis (prop) and Luke Watson (flank) not in the tour squad of 28.

Sixteen players in the squad of 22 featured in the previous test against Wales in Pretoria in June – eleven in the starting XV – Jantjes, Jacobs, de Villiers, Habana, Januarie, Spies, Smith, Matfield, Botha, Smit and Mtawarira – whilst Bekker, Gurthro Steenkamp, Bismarck du Plessis, Ryan Kankowski and Frans Steyn were on the bench.

13 of the match 22 played in the Test at the Millennium Stadium on November 24, 2007 – Pienaar (fullback), Pietersen, Fourie, Steyn, Habana, Januarie, Kankowski, Smith, Burger, Botha and Smit were in the starting XV whilst Jantjes and du Plessis came on from the bench. Smith, Fourie (2), Pietersen and Kankowski scored tries in the 34-12 victory.

Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha will extend their record as a lock combination in the starting line-up to 43

Jean de Villiers needs two tries against Wales to equal Joost van der Westhuizen’s record of six career tries against Wales

Jaque Fourie needs one try to become the sole record holder for most test tries as a centre (Current record is 19 held with Danie Gerber)

Bismarck du Plessis needs one try to become the sole record holder for most tries as a hooker (Current record is 5 held with James Dalton)

Schalk Burger and Juan Smith each need one try to become the sole record holder for most tries as a flank (Current record is 9 held with Andre Venter)



52 Comments

  • BOKKE vs DRAGONS

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.11.08 16:12:47 by PJLD Reply
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  • Seems all the kak doing the rounds was wrong.

    Thank goodness for that.

    Bakkies is 100 times better than Rossouw who goes from a supposed starter this morning to not even making the match 22.
    Beast is 1000 times better than Guthro

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.11.08 16:12:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 1) :
    :razz:

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.11.08 16:13:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • still absolutely astounded at the decision to start with Spies. My mind is literally boggling as we speak.

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.11.08 16:17:08 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 4) : He must be the “player” mentioned in the sex tape scandal.

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.11.08 16:18:36 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • Wales – 15 Lee Byrne, 14 Leigh Halfpenny, 13 Jamie Roberts, 12 Gavin Henson, 11 Shane Williams, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Gareth Cooper, 8 Andy Powell, 7 Martyn Williams, 6 Ryan Jones (c), 5 Ian Evans, 4 Alun Wyn Jones, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Matthew Rees, 1 Gethin Jenkins. Subs: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 Duncan Jones, 18 Ian Gough, 19 Daffyd Jones, 20 Dwayne Peel, 21 James Hook, 22 Tom Shanklin.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.11.08 16:22:38 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 5) :

    :mrgreen:

    Can’t be Watson, he was left out of the side.

    Oh sorry he made himself unavailable……………. :roll:

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.11.08 16:28:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Go Proteas!!!! Whoo Whoo!!! :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.11.08 16:33:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.11.08 17:30:03 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • Man that is one mouth watering bench..its awesome to finally have a bench like that filled with serious impact players..barring a brain fart on our part Wales are gonna get their lilly white behinds spanked red and purple!

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.11.08 17:36:06 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • It pains me to say this but I hope that little shit Shane Williams gets issued 1x crunching tackle from one of our big boys.Irritates the shit out of me.

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.11.08 17:39:58 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • yeehaaaa

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.11.08 17:45:13 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 1) : Perfect start to a thread ” Dragon this, dragon that ” :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.11.08 17:55:29 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 4) : If ole Spies does his bit, Kanko will be an awesome site on fresh legs in the last twenty. That is being positive… :smile:

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.11.08 17:57:02 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 13) : oh oh… here we go

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.11.08 17:57:35 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 11) : To be fair, that litlle oke is one GOOD player. Maybe even better…..

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.11.08 17:58:26 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 15) : It was twisted? I thought to add “joke”, but then assumed it would be seen in the right way… :smile:

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.11.08 18:00:25 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 17) : it was :)

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.11.08 18:05:59 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 18) : Thanks. Quiet time. My favourite time. Not many to contradict what I say. :grin:

    “Bismarck du Plessis needs one try to become the sole record holder for most tries as a hooker (Current record is 5 held with James Dalton)”

    Does this reflect on the man’s greatness or what? :cool:

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.11.08 18:17:41 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Not really any complaints from me. I might have started with Kanko & someone else on the bench. :wink:

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.11.08 18:24:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 19) : I think so…

    But let’s see him play 79 tests first :)

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.11.08 18:24:59 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • Time permitting a might record this match & try and watch Spies as much as possible to see if I’m maybe to critial of the man.

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.11.08 18:26:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 22) : good idea.

    I’ll be drunk by the time I actually get around to watching it… :)

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.11.08 18:36:05 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 21) : Can you imagine if that happens, he will probably have scored more tries than… Who scored the most Test tries ever? :?:

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.11.08 18:37:31 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 23) : Hey Rob, I do actually think it is unfair not to start with Kanko, for to do well in a quality team is just too easy. One has to reeeaaaaally try not to… :roll:

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.11.08 18:40:23 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 24) : for SA? Joost…

    @Silver Fox (Comment 25) : see what you mean…

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.11.08 18:45:36 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 23) : Starting early on Sat?

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.11.08 18:47:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 23) : …or are you not watching it live?

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.11.08 18:48:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : not watching live… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.11.08 19:02:34 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • What time is kick-off?

    For once i am asking and not answering :wink:

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.11.08 19:04:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 29) : one of the wife’s friends has scheduled her daughter’s F######G BIRTHDAY PARTY from 14h00-16h00 on Saturday :)

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.11.08 19:04:33 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 30) : I think it’s 15h00 GMT

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.11.08 19:05:05 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • 16:30 RSA

    17:30 KSA :cool: No need to take time off work.

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.11.08 19:05:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Gonna be a busy day

    All Times RSA Time.

    Italy v Australia 16:00
    Wales v South Africa 16:30
    England v Pacific Islands 16:30
    Scotland v New Zealand 19:15
    Ireland v Canada 19:15
    France v Argentina 22:00

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.11.08 19:08:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : jeepers. It’s almost like a world cup

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.11.08 19:11:00 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 35) :

    Except in the world cup they had the sense to spread the games. :wink:

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.11.08 19:13:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • which games are going to be televised on supersport?and is it wrong to be drinking shiraz and braaing on a tuesday while having a muscle wracking flu?

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.11.08 19:33:01 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 37) :

    A shiraz nogal PJLD. I suspect you and Hmm have more in common than you think… ;-)

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.11.08 19:50:24 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 38) :free shit is free shit my friend.

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.11.08 19:58:42 by PJLD Reply
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  • Its a pity would like to see the Eg PI game..hopefully it will be repeated.

    Showtime has had the good sense to show the games.

    @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 31) :

    Thats just wrong!

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.11.08 20:02:54 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 40) : You’re telling me!

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.11.08 20:26:57 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • BOKKE!!! So glad we will have that SHARKS front row…

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.11.08 20:32:32 by chernaya akula - BS Reply

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  • @chernaya akula – BS (Comment 42) : Yeah, but Kanko has been screwed

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.11.08 20:35:19 by robdylan (CC Champ '08) Reply
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  • 8 Sharks, 6 bulls, 6 wp, 1 fs, 1 lion. Nah, nt 2 shaby hey Nige! Kanko to play the last 25mins and shine like the morning star! Can already see him shake/shove Williams like a 4 day old fart.

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.11.08 21:27:50 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • Still concerned about John Smit starting at tighthead, it’s a pivotal position and he has not played there for a long time. It’s an international and not just a CC game, so it could be tough for him.

    Hope like hell that this this gamble works…but I fear it will backfire!

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.11.08 22:34:05 by Villie Reply
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  • JPP to run over lil Hobbit Shane – the munschkin needs to meet a rightwinger who knows how to tackle – and I would take JPP over Stan, but only just. :wink:

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.11.08 22:35:57 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 46) :

    Bwhahahahaha

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.11.08 06:37:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (CC Champ ‘08) (Comment 43) : Cyborg better play the game of his life. Kanko has to start against the Poms though. Bokke!!!

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.11.08 07:44:04 by chernaya akula - BS Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 37) :

    It’s never ‘wrong’ to be drinking a Shiraz on a Tuesday with grilled meat….

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.11.08 07:50:52 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 49) :

    Only thing “wrong” is that we were not there… :grin:

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.11.08 07:53:59 by Ice Sharkadelic Babe Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 46) :

    Stan never looked to me as much of a winger…

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.11.08 07:59:28 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @Ice Sharkadelic Babe (Comment 50) :

    Ah yes indeed…

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.11.08 08:00:38 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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