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Chris Rossouw calls it a day


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Super 14 on 1 Dec 2008 at 14:26
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Cheetahs (and former Stormers) flyhalf Chris Rossouw has announced his retirement. The 32-year-old will not be available for the central union’s Super 14 squad, citing recurrent concussion as the reason for his withdrawal.

Rossouw’s withdrawal leaves the Cheetahs looking a little thin at flyhalf, with the currently-injured Jacques-Louis Potgieter the front-runner to start in the number 10 jersey when the competition kicks off in February. Griquas flyhalf Conrad Barnard and Free State utility back Tewis de Bruyn are other options available to coach Naka Drotske.

Rossouw has suffered numerous concussions over the years and has opted to take medical advice that he should not play again. He intends to stay in Bloemfontein and may assist the Cheetahs squad as a kicking coach.

We’d like to wish Chris all the best for the future.



71 Comments

  • So much for Piet Labias major signing.

    Toughies Chris, good call, don’t put your health at risk.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.12.08 14:29:20 by PJLD Reply
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  • 32 year old??? :shock:

    It seemed like just the other day when he was kicking over goals in the CC Final against the Sharks. :grin:

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.12.08 14:34:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 1) : what was Pietie Vulva Majora on about this time?

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.12.08 14:38:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    LMAO :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Did Piet Vagina (of FJELN fame) oversee CR’s move??? :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.12.08 14:45:03 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : perhaps… btw, Wes, if you want to refer to vajayjay over here, you at least need to come up with a cure nickname… otherwise we just look like we’re disgusting!

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.12.08 14:50:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.12.08 15:04:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : yezzir

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.12.08 15:07:10 by PJLD Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : he he… the things we do to entertain ourselves during the off season :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.12.08 15:07:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 7) : I wonder if there was a money-back guarantee…

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.12.08 15:08:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • So when last have you been over to chat with Pietie Seafood Pit??? :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.12.08 15:09:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : much better… in a very gross kind of way!

    nah – I don’t go there. This place keeps me too busy.

    Well, actually I go to read Morne’s articles, but I don’t waste my time with the comments.

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.12.08 15:12:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    The site was however DEAD over the weekend… and this while there were quite a few matches on the tube.

    I quite enjoyed the AB’s demolishing the Poms on their own turf!!!

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.12.08 15:17:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : this site? Yeah, I know… but it really is the ass-end of the season now. Need to conserve our energy for next year.

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.12.08 15:31:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : The Irish ref seemed to have it in for the Poms. 4 yellow cards? :shock:

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.12.08 15:38:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 14) :

    Ag nee. Not another Engerland supporter. :wink:

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.12.08 15:52:02 by wpw Reply
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  • So the sSlaptjips era ending now.

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.12.08 16:06:27 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : Felt a bit sorry for them. :mrgreen: :razz:

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.12.08 16:08:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • No forget about Groot Slaptjips. Still going to give us WeePee lot some grey hair coaching that Brute Backline.

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.12.08 16:09:31 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 14) : only 3. Then again, Irish ref :-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.12.08 16:15:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : And to add insult to injury.

    England flanker Michael Lipman is set to face an IRB disciplinary committee after being cited for stamping during the defeat to New Zealand.

    Match citing officer South African Andrew Prior has referred an incident in England’s 32-6 defeat to the IRB. :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.12.08 16:21:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Nay, it was four. :smile: Imagine the Boks having to play against 14 Poms for almost 40min. :twisted: We mos had a yellow or two ourselves. :roll:

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.12.08 16:23:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • I only have one memory of this guy – that’s when he stole the CC from the sharks at Newlands :lol:

    Enjoy the cold beers

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.12.08 16:26:27 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 21) : who was the fourth? I remember the hooker, the flanker and the scrummie (?)

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.12.08 16:31:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : Tom Rees, Lee Mears, Toby Flood and James Haskell.

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.12.08 16:33:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : Toby Flood got one for a high tackle.

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.12.08 16:33:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 22) : like Grrrrr

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.12.08 16:34:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 25) : ok… hang on. Somehow I missed the fact that both Rees and Haskell were carded.

    Shit, the Poms did well considering

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.12.08 16:36:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : Not to be too sympathetic towards the Poms, but the AB’s loosies, especially Rodney So’oialo seemed to forever flop on the wrong side at ruck time or even enter from the side with hardly any punishment from the ref.

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.12.08 16:41:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : yeah – Rolland is a sod. Sorry to say it, but he appears to blow the game vindictively.

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.12.08 16:43:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : I am forever confused in a tackle situation how the AB’s always seem to be able to lie in the way. I can’t remember the amount of time this year that the scrum half has had to wade through AB bodies to recover the ball. In the local Press, however Cowan says he had to keep his well documented temper in check because the POMS were so Dirty. Now that is a change because as far as the Press Down Under is concerned only the BOKS are Dirty. Thorne & Williams are forever seen man handling somebody, but were always provoked ( NZ Newspapers. They have never forgotten the incident when Matfield tackled Kellerher into dream land and insist that he has something other than strapping on his forearm. I see that the Kiwi coaches are saying Rolland is the BEST REF in the World??? The Poms are sending a Report on Rolland to the IRB (Can’t see anything happening) Paddy looks after his Men, doesn’t matter how idiotic they are. I still think that the N/Hemisphere & S/Hemisphere should swop Refs for their respective Super tournaments.

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.12.08 22:43:20 by Dynamite Reply

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  • Where are the Liverpool supporters this am? :razz:

    So much for yesterday being a walk in the park then. :wink:

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.12.08 08:19:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) :

    Dude. We are TOP OF THE LEAGUE!!!

    Even though we drew we are still ahead of Chelsea. We should have won though…

    Btw, ek sal stil gebly het as ek n Leeds supporter was. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.12.08 08:51:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 32) :

    Fortunately my team doesn’t play in the Premier div so i have no worries. :oops:

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.12.08 09:09:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • your team plays in the third division

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.12.08 09:12:45 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 34) :

    Do they??? I thought they were just one league down (Championship)

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.12.08 09:16:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) :

    i don’t know I don’t follow them that closely. :roll:

    The only reason i am giving you guys stick is coz of some people (on here and on FB) bragging about how you are going to beat lowly Westham….. And this morning I heard very little bragging about how many goals you scored. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.12.08 09:24:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Did Pool choke again, then?

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.12.08 09:32:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) :

    couldn’t score a single goal against 13th placed West Ham United. :razz:

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.12.08 09:36:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Football is too easy, the ball is round, you always know where it is going to go. Now seeing 22 of these guys kick a rugby ball around for 90 minutes would be entertaining! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.12.08 09:40:37 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 39) :

    Yeah!!! Soccer is for people who have a liking for gynmastic floor routines who cannot predict the bounce of an odd shaped ball

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.12.08 09:51:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) :

    You get all kinds of supporters. I happen to be one of those decent/humble supporters… :roll: :roll:

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.12.08 09:51:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 41) :

    Is that becasue your team(s) often get humbled by the opposition? :razz:

    :oops: I couldn’t resist. :oops:

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.12.08 09:53:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 41) : Of course you are WPW…..Been meaning to tell you that Mujati out played JdP thoroughly when he came on. JdP was slightly better in the scrums, but in every other facet of play Mujati was superior. He was all over the place in the loose, and hitting rucks hard. Between the England game and the last game against Oz, he has had two excellent international appearances.

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.12.08 09:54:20 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) : Football – A gentleman’s game played and supported by hooligans.
    Rugby Union – A hooligan’s game played and supported by gentlemen.
    Rugby League – A hooligan’s game played and supported by hooligans. :lol:

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.12.08 09:57:21 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 43) : :shock:

    Well that just spoils everything now.

  • Comment 45, posted at 02.12.08 09:59:01 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 43) :

    Is this the same Mujati who is pushed back at least 17 times during a match??? (according to Hmmm’s stats) :roll:

  • Comment 46, posted at 02.12.08 10:05:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 45) : hehehehe, I calls ‘em likes I sees ‘em! I’m excited to see that, I still believe he was brought in too early, and then by moving Smit to 3 can not have done much for his attitude. I always said one more season of Super 14 is what he needed. He is a big strong oke, but he still has much to learn in scrumming technique.

  • Comment 47, posted at 02.12.08 10:06:02 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 43) : very subtle hey???

    changing the subject to rugby very quickly… :evil:

  • Comment 48, posted at 02.12.08 10:06:18 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 46) : Hmmm had an ulterior motive in pushing Heinke forward. See my response to PJLD, I really have always said he needs more time.

  • Comment 49, posted at 02.12.08 10:07:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 48) : This isn’t a rugby site?????? :wink:

  • Comment 50, posted at 02.12.08 10:08:39 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 50) :

    This isn’t even a Sharks site… :grin:

  • Comment 51, posted at 02.12.08 10:12:07 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 51) :

    We are just the most vocal supporters. :grin:

  • Comment 52, posted at 02.12.08 10:14:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 51) : Ag of course it is……even you and PJLD turned into sharkies for the CC final. :lol:

  • Comment 53, posted at 02.12.08 10:15:17 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 53) : :evil: :evil: :evil:

    I didn’t watch the final… :roll:

  • Comment 54, posted at 02.12.08 10:17:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 53) :

    @wpw (Comment 54) :

    He wants everyone to believe he was wearing black that day coz he was supporting the All blacks. :razz: :wink:

  • Comment 55, posted at 02.12.08 10:20:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 54) : :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 56, posted at 02.12.08 10:22:16 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) : I have nothing but love for wpw, nothing but love. :razz:

  • Comment 57, posted at 02.12.08 10:23:34 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 57) : get a room :)

  • Comment 58, posted at 02.12.08 10:35:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 47) : Dude I know I know you have explained before, but I much prefer it when you dishing out [email protected], keeps things interesting.

    Banter is alot more fun than everyone agreeing and hugging and blah blah blah.

  • Comment 59, posted at 02.12.08 10:43:39 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 57) :

    So now you a WP/Stormers supporter???

  • Comment 60, posted at 02.12.08 10:58:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 60) :

    man I missed that oppertunity :razz: with DB being a Sharks fan, THAT thought never even came to mind. :shock:

  • Comment 61, posted at 02.12.08 11:02:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I hate you guys, I hate you so very very much!

  • Comment 62, posted at 02.12.08 11:10:34 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 62) :

    :razz:

  • Comment 63, posted at 02.12.08 11:12:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 59) : Chavanga is kak defensively. :razz:

  • Comment 64, posted at 02.12.08 11:12:01 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 64) : That was too easy. :lol:

  • Comment 65, posted at 02.12.08 11:14:35 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 64) : Bismark cant throw into a lineout.

  • Comment 66, posted at 02.12.08 11:18:36 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 66) : That was too easy as well. :lol: But even with missing every single throw, he is still a better hooker than Brits. :grin: Of course Brits is a far superior centre.

  • Comment 67, posted at 02.12.08 11:20:00 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 67) : Probably the second best centre in South Africa behind Victor Matfield. Big Vic only gets the nod because of his size. :lol:

  • Comment 68, posted at 02.12.08 11:22:22 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 67) : Brits is the best 8thmanCentre in the world

  • Comment 69, posted at 02.12.08 11:26:06 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 68) : Vic is a right wing, dont play the man out of position.

  • Comment 70, posted at 02.12.08 11:26:44 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 68) : And where does His Highness Lukas come in???

    Best all round Puker on a Bok jersey??? :roll:

  • Comment 71, posted at 02.12.08 13:09:09 by wpw Reply
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