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Pedrie yearns for Bok Test


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 26 Jan 2009 at 07:11
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Pedrie Wannenburg has substituted beer with energy drinks as he aims to achieve his goal of playing in a Test against the British and Irish Lions.

JJ Harmse writes for Rapport that Wannenburg has missed out on two World Cups, but feels one Test against the Lions will make up for that disappointment. And the 28-year-old Bulls loose forward’s thirst for international rugby has certainly not been quenched.

However, he is facing a tough road back to the Bulls starting line-up even before he can start thinking of the Springboks.

“I know hard work awaits me. To play against the Lions is special and I want to pull a Bok jersey over my head again. That’s why I’m happy to do the hard work,” he said.

Wannenburg was definitely unlucky not to play in a World Cup in 2003 or 2007.

He made his Bok debut in 2002, but did not make the World Cup squad in 2003 because he was out of favour with former Bok skipper Corné Krige. This influenced former coach Rudolf Straeuli’s selection.

Wannenburg, whose last Test was in 2007 against New Zealand in Christchurch, also missed the World Cup that year because of Jake White’s apparent favouring of Bob Skinstad.

“I know where I stand at the Bulls and what I need to do to get to the top again. I believe I can rise to that challenge,” said Wannenburg.

He played for a second string Bulls team against the Lions in a warm-up game on Saturday, which shows that he has a few notches to climb before realising his goal.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke holds they key to a big year for Wannenburg and should give him a fair chance.

The loose-trio playing in a warm-up game against the Cheetahs on Friday consists of Pierre Spies, Deon Stegman and Dewald Potgieter.



26 Comments

  • ‘Pedrie Wannenburg has substituted beer with energy drinks as he aims to achieve his goal of playing in a Test against the British and Irish Lions.’

    oh my gawd!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.01.09 07:57:49 by wpw Reply
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  • He must be really pissed that the Bulls aren’t playing the Lions, coz that would have been his only chance at playing against them.

    IMO there would have to be a catastrophic string of injuries before he made the Boks squad again.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.01.09 08:03:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Man, I would love for this oke to come to Durbs. He’s a fine player who clearly just doesn’t fit in with the Bulls “koppestamp” mentality.

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.01.09 09:33:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • Agree totaly with you rob. I do not like many Bulls players but I have always liked him. He will be an excellent utility from the bench. But at 28 I would stick with the young talents currently at the sharks (Whiteley, Downey, Kanko, Wolla, Skolie, Jaques, Keegan) (WOW! 7 good to excelent loosies)

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.01.09 11:36:49 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • Do the tests against the Lions have any impact on the IB rankings?

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.01.09 12:29:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • IRB not IB :roll:

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.01.09 12:29:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 5) :

    I have no idea on that one.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.01.09 12:35:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Which Bulls player would I like to pinch for the Sharks? :thinking:

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.01.09 13:30:55 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 8) : I’d have P3, Bakkies and Chilli

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.01.09 13:32:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Yeah- I’d take Bakkies…

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.01.09 13:42:27 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 10) :

    Habana???
    FDP??

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.01.09 13:44:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) :

    Pedrie’s value is that he is a good enough player who will not be lost to the team at anystage as he won’t make the Boks side.

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.01.09 13:45:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 11) :
    Habana / FdP – not anymore

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.01.09 13:51:14 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • You would have to look at which players would FIT in Dbn.

    FdP – Never AND we don’t need him
    Habana – maybe, but we don’t need him
    Bakkies – Would probably not fit but I would sure as hell like to give it a try.
    Matfield – F@^&%^EN NOOIT!!!!!!!! (Ek support die Stormers as hy eers daarvan praat of Dbn toe te kom)
    Pedrie – Would fit and be availabe in all comps.
    Chilli – Would fit but we would lose Him, john and Bismarck every time the Boks are not available.

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.01.09 13:54:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Well Pedrie…you are going to have to up your game somewhat…

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.01.09 14:06:08 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) :

    I think Bakkie wil fit…much like Akkers did…
    Similar…

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.01.09 14:07:24 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 16) :
    I agree…

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.01.09 14:09:48 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) :

    What if Rory got injured and Ruan is settled at 10???

    Oh wait, you can move Frans Steyn to his favourite position (10) and move Ruan to 9.

    :roll:

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.01.09 14:10:04 by wpw Reply
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  • I’d have FdP & Habs in my team anyday of the week.

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.01.09 14:12:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 18) :

    Regardless, he would be wayyyyyyy to disruptive. He has that “FJ Ek is belangriker as julle” houding about him

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.01.09 14:13:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : We have Charl … :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.01.09 14:16:58 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 21) :

    Mcleod?? :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.01.09 14:20:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 5) :

    Good question…

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.01.09 14:20:52 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 18) :

    I heard his newest fav pos is 9…so you can leave Ruan and 10 and play Frans at 9…

    LoL

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.01.09 14:23:45 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 17) :

    And the Sharks are in need of an enforcer….

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.01.09 14:25:36 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 22) : Yep… :razz:

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.01.09 14:29:14 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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