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Chilli must start against the Poms


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 18 Nov 2008 at 10:57
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That’s right, folks. In the interests of the Boks actually gaining anything from this tour, Mahlatse Ralepelle needs to start in the number 2 jersey on Saturday, with his mentor, John Smit, continuing at tighthead.

The 22-year-old is being groomed as a long-term successor to Smit as Springbok captain and has showed at age-group level that he is a special player. His inclusion in the tour squad was controversial, in that he has played very little rugby this year, due to injury. Seeing as Smit is on the tour as a tighthead, Ralepelle is the official hooker backup to Bismarck du Plessis. Given the latter’s unavailability, his deputy must be given the opportunity to start. If not, then why the hell was he brought on tour in the first place?

Perhaps even more important, though, is the result of the Smit tighthead “experiment”. In hindsight, it was a mistake to not have Ralepelle on the bench against Scotland, as the 5th-minute injury to du Plessis meant that Smit’s prop adventure had to be curtailed before it had even begun. In order for us to learn anything at all about Smit’s suitability for the position of first-choice number 3, he needs to start in that position against England and play there for at least an hour.

The Boks are short of a quality front-ranker going into this test, even if Brian Mujati is passed fit to play. He did show in the Super 14 that he is a capable loosehead, though and it is in this capacity that I would employ the Zimbabwean, if at all, on Saturday. With Jannie du Plessis on the bench and able to dominate opposition on either side of the scrum, we have exactly the safety blanket we need. Give Chilli an hour to show that he’s got what it takes. After that, John can move to hooker and the Doctor can provide added impetus in the final quarter.

We lose nothing by backing Rallepele to start. If we leave him on the bench and move Smit back to hooker, we learn nothing that we didn’t already know. It’s as simple as that.



110 Comments

  • Chilli’s being groomed, Mujati’s being groomed…. :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.11.08 11:08:24 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : I hope they’ve taken a professional “grooming consultant” (aka stylist) on tour with them :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.11.08 11:12:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • Im sorry Robd but I cannot agree with your reasoning..except for why bring the player along if he is not gonna play..

    If I understand correctly you want to experiment with a vital position just so that the guy gets game time(although I knida get that) but not to the detrement of the team..this is not the time to be gambling and I doubt very much PDV will.If he was gonna play perhaps as a sub in the Wales or Scot game.

    Moving Smit over to hooker later on the game won’t work either..I dunno if you noticed but Smit after playing prop for most of the game was out on his feet by the time he shifted over.

    Id love to say I back the player but the fact is he has played very little rugby all season and to throw him into the cauldron that is Twickenham is a tad to much.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.11.08 11:14:20 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : What is a safety blanket? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.11.08 11:14:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 3) : I didn’t expect that this piece would find widespread support :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.11.08 11:22:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • besides, it may well end up being a moot point. If our loose forwards don’t wise up and adapt to the laws (and NH interpretations of them) ASAP, we’re going to lose either way.

    Can i drop another bombshell? I’d pick Brussow ahead of Burger

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.11.08 11:22:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :

    Id go for that..or move Schalk to 8th man and bring Brussow in at 6.With Kanko on the bench..although I really think its time that Kanko gets a start though.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.11.08 11:28:41 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Jake White selected Nokwe for the EOYT in 2004 and was never gonna play the guy.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.11.08 11:29:24 by wpw Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 7) : I’m in a quandary here, because unlike the rest of the intelligent world, I actually don’t think Juan Smith had a great game on Saturday. So I would be all for dropping him AND Schalk and going with Brussow, Spies and Kanko as the starting loose trio.

    BTW – did anyone else notice that Kanko went on as a FLANK on Saturday? I mean, come on!

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.11.08 11:43:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Can someone please explain to me how come NZ and Aus get southern hemisphere refs who are well adapted to the ELV’s while we get the crappy ass Northern ones? Are there NO decent Aus/Nz ref’s anymore?

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.11.08 11:45:48 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 8) :

    If any player can feel agrieved then its him..He really should be starting ahead of Habana.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.11.08 11:47:55 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 10) : you decide :)

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.11.08 11:52:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • I agree with the article rob, if only because these guys were selected in those positions. Play them, and if they get a snotting then it will at least have served a purpose of driving home the necessitity of proper selection.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.11.08 11:58:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • How is it that England are seen as the NH team to beat. Both Wales and Scotland have already beaten them this year. We should be fine. :wink:

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.11.08 12:09:41 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I agree Rob.

    It gives us cover at prop from the bench and relatively low risk in playing Chili.

    John to still take care of line-outs and pack at 3.

    Good thinking there.

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.11.08 12:14:09 by MorneN Reply
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  • Sorry Rob… disagree with you there. If it was any other player other than your “beloved” Chilli Boy I’m sure you’d be using rugby-logic to explain to us that you need game-time at a competitive level before you slot in for a game against the English at Twickenham! That’s a tall order… even for your wonder kid :wink:

    I believe Chilli Boy, Mujati & Earl Rose were taken on tour purely for the experience of being part of the Springbok squad… part of the grooming process. There’s a big difference between playing for the starting 60 minutes vs. the last 20 minutes when the game is sewn up. I think it was written somewhere that both PDV and John Smit have eluded to the fact that they alsways intended playing with the same 22 for all 3 games… I know, naive not to consider that injuries are inevitable and that you’d be forced to use the other players on tour at some point… but then this is PDV we’re talking about, so his naivity shouldn’t come as a surprise :???:

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.11.08 12:14:18 by CS Reply

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  • Its also for that reason that your idea of playing Brussouw isn’t that much of a “bombshell”… at least he’s proven himself over the last season, so we know its not too much of a gamble.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.11.08 12:16:05 by CS Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 16) : hey – I’m not THAT in love with Chilli :)

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.11.08 12:20:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • Oh, and I agree with you about Juan. I was very surprised he was man of the match on Saturday… I felt he had been very anonymous in that game. Spies actually looked more energised on Saturday, and he had some strong runs. It would be quite interesting having his bulk on the side of the scrum with Kanko & Brussow in the mix. Although, I wouldn’t discard Schalk just yet… he just needs to me made to write out the rules of “staying on your feet” 20 times so that it sticks in his mind for 80 minutes. Ok… I know that’s pushing it… lets go with 40 mins and then he can refresh his memory at half-time :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.11.08 12:20:54 by CS Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 15) : I was going to let Chilli throw :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.11.08 12:23:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Eish :roll:

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.11.08 12:24:58 by CS Reply

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  • I see wpw’s online… he probably thinks they should be calling up Schalk Brits as hooker cover :wink:

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.11.08 12:27:49 by CS Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 22) : :)

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.11.08 12:30:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 10) : It wasn’t that long ago that we all slammed the NZ and Aus refs, now we want them to referee our game. :roll:

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.11.08 12:42:56 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I agree Rob, my 22 would look like this:

    1. Beast 2. Chiliboy 3. Smit
    4. Bakkies 5. Matfield
    6. Burger 7. Smith 8. Kanko
    9. Calender (with a serious snotklap before the game)
    10. Pienaar
    11. JPP 12. Jean 13. Adi 14. Odwa
    15. Jantjes (with Steyn coming on @ 60 min or before)

    Jannie, Mujati, Bekker, Spies, Nokwe, Jacques, Steyn

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.11.08 12:44:33 by Frisbee Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : I would love to see a loose trio with a bit more variation. I would pick

    6 Brussouw
    7 Schalk or Juan
    8 Kanko

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.11.08 12:45:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 3) : I agree , you can’t play Chilliboy. He didn’t even get gametime at the Bulls and we know how good the Bulls first choice hooker was

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.11.08 12:50:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 3) : I think Wepener would be well suited for the heavier northern fields

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.11.08 12:52:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Frisbee (Comment 25) : Furry du Preez might still be passed fit, hey…

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.11.08 12:52:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : wow I can’t describe how relieved I’ll be. All England would have to do is smother calender and deny our backline any attack

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.11.08 12:56:30 by Frisbee Reply

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  • When are the Bok side being announced?

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.11.08 13:01:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 31) : Thursday :wink:

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.11.08 13:05:30 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) : but Wepener isn’t on tour

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.11.08 13:07:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 31) : it am beinged announces for Thursday

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.11.08 13:09:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 31) :

    @robdylan (Comment 34) :

    It are being done today AFAIK?

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.11.08 13:12:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 32) : @robdylan (Comment 34) : Thanks. :smile:

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.11.08 13:13:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : but they can send him like they did Jannie

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 35) : Only on Thursday because of injuries

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.11.08 13:15:18 by Pokkel Reply
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  • From: http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2008/11/18/boks-lost-their-mental-game/

    De Villiers is due to announce his team to play England on Tuesday.

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.11.08 13:15:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Springboks coach Peter de Villiers was due to finalise his squad on Tuesday but has not had “sufficient time to assess the injury situation and confirm the availability of players”.

    De Villiers will now name his team at 12.30pm on November 20.

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.11.08 13:18:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 35) : nee wat – go check out Voldy…

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.11.08 13:23:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • When is the NZ Munster game?

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.11.08 13:27:45 by CS Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 39) :

    @robdylan (Comment 40) :

    Okay now I know different. :smile:

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.11.08 13:29:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Boks going to get a pasting…

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.11.08 13:31:52 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 37) : will be interesting to see what action they take if Mujati doesn’t recover. Don’t be too surprised to see an SOS sent to CJ, BJ or maybe even Gary Botha…

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.11.08 13:31:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • … if Smith and Ralapele start…

    Put Chilli-boy on the bench to do a Shimmy with Mujati… and we can be back to the good old days of 20 man against 22 rugga… but it might just be enough…

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.11.08 13:34:09 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) :

    Surely clubs would not allow SOS’s this weekend…

    If so… BJ and Liebenberg right now please…

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.11.08 13:35:37 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 41) :

    tonight at 21:30 SA time.

    AFAIK, but i have been wrong before :wink:

  • Comment 47, posted at 18.11.08 13:37:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 43) :

    I will be refering you to Klempie as well on Sunday morning. :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 18.11.08 13:38:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : Thanks… as long as you have a > 67% win ratio you’ll be doing better than PDV :wink:

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.11.08 13:47:50 by CS Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 45) : jeez pal – your glass isn’t even half empty… more like three quarters :)

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.11.08 13:48:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CS (Comment 49) : yeah – but go back and compare that to just about every Bok coach bar White and Christie in their first year in charge…

  • Comment 51, posted at 18.11.08 13:51:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) :

    Howzit…

    I agree that Chilli should’ve been on the bench and he should’ve come on for the injured Bismarck vs the Scots…

    I, however, do not think it would be wise to give him the number 2 jersey against the Poms. Move Smit back to hooker…start with Mujati and leave Jannie and Chilli on the bench.

    I think Pdv has other ideas though… :roll:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) : I thought that dig would get a comment out of Rob :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 18.11.08 13:59:28 by CS Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 49) : >67% ratio will be better than Jake White’s…

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  • @CS (Comment 53) : … especially after yesterday’s debate.

  • Comment 55, posted at 18.11.08 14:03:14 by CS Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 49) :

    There is a match thread up for the game. I will try and stay awake for that tonight.

  • Comment 56, posted at 18.11.08 14:10:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 53) : grrr… playing me like a fiddle :) And I hardly even know you

  • Comment 57, posted at 18.11.08 14:47:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : :smile:

  • Comment 58, posted at 18.11.08 14:54:37 by CS Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 22) : Hey!!!

    Schalk Brits is a show pony!!! :evil:

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.11.08 15:03:56 by wpw Reply
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  • Jeez cock on the block article…..

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.11.08 15:08:00 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • Who is this CS dude???

    :???:

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.11.08 15:10:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 60) : I’m not scared, dude.

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.11.08 15:12:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • Is there anyone here old enough to remember the 81 tour to NZ?

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.11.08 15:20:06 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 63) : I saw highlights of the tests. The Boks were crappola.

    The way people carry on one would swear they were the best ever Boks but from what I saw they were pretty average.

    Divan Serfontein, Gerrie Germishuys (sp?), etc…

    Our forwards were also pretty slow. :roll:

  • Comment 64, posted at 18.11.08 15:26:04 by wpw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) :

    Agreed… he’s the next best RSA based hooker after Bissie, with the already capped Strauss on his heals…

    Is that a Bass in your pic :shock:

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.11.08 15:27:24 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 64) : No that’s not what I’m on about. I want to know what spin the Nats put on through the SABC about the protests.

  • Comment 66, posted at 18.11.08 15:29:45 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 66) : i.e. How did they explain it away.

  • Comment 67, posted at 18.11.08 15:30:39 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 67) : Don’t think Rob will allow it on the site – politics and all that jazz… :roll:

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.11.08 15:43:05 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 67) :

    Here’s a link:

    http://www.experiencefestival.com/1981_springbok_tour_-_the_tour

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  • @wpw (Comment 68) : Thanks man.

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.11.08 15:47:40 by klempie Reply

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  • Not sure if you will find much but give it a try…

    Btw, ever heard of a thing called google??? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.11.08 15:49:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 65) : Yes a nice speciman of 3.85 kg caught in a farm dam nogal.

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.11.08 15:49:50 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 71) : I have googled and wiki’d already. It’s mostly from the NZ perspective. I’m wanting to see what South Africans were being spoonfed by the Nats.

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.11.08 15:52:22 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 73) : klempie – don’t start this shit again.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 74) : I’m not starting shit Rob. I’m seriously curious. I was 1yo man!

  • Comment 75, posted at 18.11.08 16:11:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 75) : we do not discuss politics here, klempie. I am getting tired of telling you that.

  • Comment 76, posted at 18.11.08 16:14:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • Big call Rob, but in the circumstances, probably the right one.

    @klempie (Comment 66) :
    Surely you cant think there is similarity with the present Bok team? :shock:

  • Comment 77, posted at 18.11.08 17:22:17 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 8) :

    But in 2004 Nokwe was useless…

    Now he has turned into some player and went along for tour…

  • Comment 78, posted at 18.11.08 17:28:12 by Hmmm Reply

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  • The 1981 team was bloody good. But they were amateurs, and looking back now & comparing it to the pace of today’s games makes it look slow & messy. For their day, they were a great side.

  • Comment 79, posted at 18.11.08 17:30:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 3) :

    If Ramapele is being groomed as future captain I can understnad…but as plain hooker Willie Meyer and Adriaan Strauss are better…
    And Strauss is even younger than Ramapele…

    But play him…it will not hurt…

  • Comment 80, posted at 18.11.08 17:31:25 by Hmmm Reply

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  • willie meyer???

  • Comment 81, posted at 18.11.08 17:36:52 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 80) :

    If they want to make a non-white guy the captain in future then there are a lot better than Chiliboy, who can hold down regular positions in the side, to take that Job.

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.11.08 17:37:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Klempie, I was otherwise engaged at the time but I dont remember any spin – there couldn’t be much because the games were broadcast live, flour bombs and all. The print media, mostly English, would have reported it as it was so there wouldnt be much chance of putting too much spin on it. The info was out there for all who wanted to read it. South Africa had many a newspapers who were very anti establishment and would have reported the tour as it was.
    This is not politics its history.

  • Comment 83, posted at 18.11.08 17:39:13 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 81) :

    Yes…they guy who scored 2/3 tries against WP at the coke tin if not mistaken…

    He was def one of the inform hookers in the CC…had Smith been there as hooker I’d not mention him…but with Bissie back I’d call Strauss and then Willie…

  • Comment 84, posted at 18.11.08 17:44:49 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Its been so long I honestly cant remember how Chilliboy played. On da udder hand I can remember how Ray Mordt, who was a member of that ’81 Bok team played.

  • Comment 85, posted at 18.11.08 17:46:20 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 82) :

    Well if that is the case then there is a problem in SA…why does the future captain have to be black!??! They need to look at the best candidate for future captain if John is not gonna make the next WC…who the crap cares if he is blue or yellow…

  • Comment 86, posted at 18.11.08 17:48:02 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 82) : I don’t think that’s the issue, dude… :)

  • Comment 87, posted at 18.11.08 17:52:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 86) :
    There is obviosly a plan with Chilliboy or how would you possible explain his selection for this tour – it wasn’t based on the few minutes he played in the Currie Cup final, guaranteed.
    From age group rugby days Chilliboy has been touted as a future Bok captain.

  • Comment 88, posted at 18.11.08 17:58:56 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 86) : KSA is reading something into my article that isn’t there.

  • Comment 89, posted at 18.11.08 17:59:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 88) :

    But is he the captain of the Bokke to the next WC? If not then it still does not make sense….

  • Comment 90, posted at 18.11.08 18:05:24 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 89) :

    He must either have good eyesight in his old age or is very imaginative in his old age…LoL

    But I don’t think his comment was based on your article…he clearly does not think Ramapele is the next best captain…

  • Comment 91, posted at 18.11.08 18:07:11 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 84) :
    You will find that that is Willie Wepener.

    Willie Meyer is an old prop.

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 82) :
    Chilli has loads of talent – been stuffed with injuries, but he has real class.

  • Comment 92, posted at 18.11.08 18:09:27 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 92) :

    Ha-Ha….who knows the details of LIONS players anyways…LoL

    Ok working and playing at once is not a good mix…hope I did make the same mistakes with my analysis…LoL

  • Comment 93, posted at 18.11.08 18:13:31 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 92) :

    But is the he the 2011 WC captain? And is he the best young talent (aka Strauss)…

  • Comment 94, posted at 18.11.08 18:14:53 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 88) : correct. A lot of that comes down to John’s personal endorsement, I would imagine.

  • Comment 95, posted at 18.11.08 18:24:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 91) : dude – any chance you could stoop low enough to use his proper name?

  • Comment 96, posted at 18.11.08 18:25:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 87) :

    i’m not saying the issue is that the guy has to be black but to me it is just plain stupid to groom a guy as captain if he ain’t even in the B side as a regular no matter what colour he is.

  • Comment 97, posted at 18.11.08 19:33:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 89) :

    Not into your article at all dude. I was only responding to Hmmm, saying chili is being groomed. :smile:

  • Comment 98, posted at 18.11.08 19:35:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 92) :

    Once the guy becomes a regular in the Bok Jersey then I will start commenting on his abilities. At the moment he hasn’t played enough Rugby in 2 years to allow ANYONE to decide how good he is.

  • Comment 99, posted at 18.11.08 19:37:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Anyone who saw chilli play u21 rugby could see that he something special. He was selected from the baby boks alongside guys like jpp and the drug user by jake white. Wasnt jake the one who said he will be a future bok captain oneday?

  • Comment 100, posted at 18.11.08 19:51:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 100) :

    Yip I believe it was JW.

  • Comment 101, posted at 18.11.08 19:53:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 100) :

    Fudge played SA u/21? :shock:

  • Comment 102, posted at 18.11.08 19:54:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • U know eactly who im referring to. Plays for the same union. Hehe

  • Comment 103, posted at 18.11.08 19:56:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 103) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 104, posted at 18.11.08 19:57:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 96) :
    You talking about “Willie Meyer” or Chiliboy? :twisted:

  • Comment 105, posted at 18.11.08 20:04:45 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 105) : both, but more so Chilli. The correct spelling of his name is all over this article

  • Comment 106, posted at 18.11.08 21:20:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think we must just stop the practice to take players with on tour that we don’t trust to play. Mujati clearly struggled at three against the Scots, so it would make more sense to put Smit back there with Jannie du Plessis on the bench, with Chilliboy starting at 2…but there is lightyears between Bismarck and Chilliboy

  • Comment 107, posted at 19.11.08 11:47:48 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 83) : Thanks Sammy. That’s all I wanted to know. As I said before, I wasn’t starting any “shit”.

  • Comment 108, posted at 19.11.08 11:53:51 by klempie Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 86) : Careful Hmmmm…lest though be rapped over the knuckles for initiating “political” discussion.

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  • Comment 110, posted at 19.11.08 11:57:21 by klempie Reply

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