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Schalk and Luke share half century


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 4 Feb 2009 at 09:41
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In one of those strange sporting ironies that come around once in a while, Schalk Burger and Luke Watson will next week get to share the landmark achievement of their 50th Stormers match.

Burger started his Stormers career in 2004 and Watson moved down from the Sharks in 2005, but the injury that ruled Burger out of the last portion of last year’s Super 14 ensured that the pair will both end up celebrating their 50th game when the Stormers face the Sharks in the competition opener. Although Watson and Burger are team-mates, there is a rivalry between the pair as until last year they were competing for the same position in the Springbok team.

Gavin Rich writes for SuperRugby that officially Burger is still on the doubtful list for the Sharks game due to an ankle tendon injury, but he has been back on the training field this week, and he considers himself a certainty to be available for the match.

“It feels fine now, the injury has been sorted out, and I will be ready to play against the Sharks,” said Burger.

The star Springbok can be considered a certainty for the game even if he is half fit, but the big question revolves around whether Watson will join him in notching his 50th cap as a member of the starting team, or whether he will achieve the landmark by coming on as a replacement later in the game.

The loose-forward configuration is one of coach Rassie Erasmus’s biggest decisions ahead of the Sharks game. Although Watson played both warm-up games against Saracens and Boland as the starting No 8, Erasmus has a high regard for Duane Vermeulen. The Cheetahs recruit was played at No 7 flank against Saracens, but then it needs to be remembered that Burger wasn’t available.

If Francois Louw is fit, as he is expected to be, it could leave Vermeulen, considered one of the hottest young loose forward talents in the country during last year’s Super 14, where he was frequently brilliant in an almost lone-ranger role for the Cheetahs, to fight it out with Watson for the No 8 jersey.

Burger was to have made his 50th appearance against the Brumbies last year. The Stormers marketing people had already commissioned an article on Burger for the match programme to commemorate the achievement, but the Springbok injured a medial ligament against the Highlanders the week before the Brumbies game. He was ruled out of the rest of the Super 14 season.



52 Comments

  • Congrats Schalk Burger, way to go. :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.02.09 09:48:14 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.02.09 10:15:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Could be interesting to see the reaction when they take the field. I suggest they lead the team onto the field holding hands. The Stormers faithful wouldnt dare Boo Luke then.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.02.09 10:19:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 3) : If rumours are to be believed then there is a lot of hand holding, leg waxing and sun tan lotion applying that happens at the Stormers.

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.02.09 10:36:42 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 4) : And their over-sensitive supporters :wink:

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.02.09 10:43:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • 50 games. Well done.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.02.09 11:03:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • I hope they both score a try. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.02.09 11:03:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • Congrats L :shock: :shock: K :!:

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.02.09 11:11:10 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 4) :

    Those aren’t just rumours. :razz:

    11 Days!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.02.09 11:11:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I hope Luke scores the winning try against these arrogant Sharks!!! :evil:

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.02.09 11:15:45 by humble wpw Reply
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  • @humble wpw (Comment 10) :

    With broken ribs and all. :razz:

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.02.09 11:16:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) :

    Your team is full of pansies. Who is gonna dare mess with Lukas X???

    Frans Steyn uses ‘Head and Shoulders’
    Smit went to Pretoria Boys High (moffie school)
    Adi Jacobs is from the ‘bang gat’ side of Kraaifontein
    Ruan Pienaar is scared of tackling

    Should I continue??? :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.02.09 11:22:05 by humble wpw Reply
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  • @humble wpw (Comment 12) :

    You may continue if you like, but I found, early on in life already that, that people find it much harder to knock your teeth out if your mouth is closed. :razz:

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.02.09 11:28:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Besides pookie Watson will break his ribs as he gets folded in half trying to stop Jean “Diesel Engine” Deysel

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.02.09 11:29:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Fight! Fight! Fight! :razz:

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.02.09 11:36:34 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @humble wpw (Comment 12) : Same pansie team won the Currie Cup. WP finished, um, NOWHERE!

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.02.09 11:40:27 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) : Ooooh its gonna suck so bad when Jean Diesel Engine Deysel goes off injured(PJLD in no way wishes injuries on pro sportsman) after tryiong to run over Loehkmaan.

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.02.09 11:41:10 by PJLD Reply
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  • I am glad the Cape folk are starting to warm to Lukas – its about time.

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.02.09 11:49:11 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Congratulations to Schalk and Luke…and we apologise in advance for spoiling your party! :cool:

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.02.09 11:50:40 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 18) :

    they have no choice… :twisted: Thank goodness we have.. :wink:

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.02.09 11:56:17 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 16) :

    Trust a Shark supporter to spoil our fun with the ‘facts’ :???: :cry:

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.02.09 12:00:05 by humble wpw Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 17) :

    The only thing you got right there is the “maan” bit.

    Daai ou is met die maan gepla. :oops:

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.02.09 12:00:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @humble wpw (Comment 21) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.02.09 12:00:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 18) : I dislike Luke because he is a doos, but he is a Stormer so by default I support him.I also like the way he ran over Wikus van Heerden the other day.

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.02.09 12:07:38 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 24) :

    Agree. I wonder if PDV will select him for the Boks this year. :twisted:

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.02.09 12:16:43 by wpw is feeling 'myopic' today Reply
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  • @wpw is feeling ‘myopic’ today (Comment 25) :

    wpw is feeling ‘myopic’ today

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.02.09 12:21:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Some taanie at work made me sushi!!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.02.09 12:23:13 by PJLD Reply
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  • Will we be able to see the other people’s picks once we’ve made our own in last man standing as with superbru?

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.02.09 12:23:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) :

    not sure on that, will have to check with Rob.

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.02.09 12:25:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : Don’t worry about other people’s picks… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.02.09 12:30:43 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @humble wpw (Comment 12) : Wat praat jy, in Scottsville sal jy nooit jou luck ko try nie :twisted:

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.02.09 12:39:32 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 31) : hehehe

    I was looking forward to reading your response. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.02.09 12:57:22 by wpw is feeling 'myopic' today Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 31) :

    My broe, ek is vannie Belhaaaar!!! :shock:

    (and the ‘capies’ have just taken over the site) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.02.09 12:58:54 by wpw is feeling 'myopic' today Reply
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  • @wpw is feeling ‘myopic’ today (Comment 33) : Ho$ is nog Diep River diekante!Gwala!

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.02.09 13:03:33 by PJLD Reply
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  • OKay chose my FL team and last man standing thing on justrugby, justintime

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.02.09 13:05:09 by MorneN Reply
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  • How does it work again?

    You can only pick one team once throughout the comp?

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.02.09 13:06:00 by MorneN Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 34) : bwahahahahaa

    And yet you attended ‘Plumstead High’

    cough! moffie school…cough! cough!

    :twisted:

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.02.09 13:06:49 by wpw is feeling 'myopic' today Reply
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  • Paul Adams went to Plumstead…

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.02.09 13:08:15 by MorneN Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 34) : @wpw is feeling ‘myopic’ today (Comment 37) :

    Typical WP supporters, you start off by teaming up and fighting the Sharkies, and end up fighting one another.

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.02.09 13:10:49 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 38) : As did Mike Bernado and JP Duminy .Wes, you call Mike a moffie then tell me how that goes.

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.02.09 13:11:27 by PJLD Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 36) : correct :)

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.02.09 13:13:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 39) : :oops:

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.02.09 13:13:19 by PJLD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) :

    Oh thats okay then, I don’t expect the Bulls to win again so they have fulfilled their purpose to me.

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.02.09 13:15:17 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 36) :

    that’s right.

    Once you have chosen them they will automatically be removed from your available options to chose. (for the guys like me with short memories)

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.02.09 13:16:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 39) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.02.09 13:17:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) :

    Only Jean makes a break on the wing… then Brits, Bekker and Watson will have to stop him…

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.02.09 13:21:49 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 46) :

    Only ‘if’

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.02.09 13:24:12 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 47) :

    Oh okay NOW it makes sense. :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.02.09 13:27:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw is feeling ‘myopic’ today (Comment 33) : Ou Belhar of Delft se kant :?:

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.02.09 13:32:18 by Charlie Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 34) : Swem jannie swem :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.02.09 13:33:19 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 49) :

    Ou Belhar. Naby die Booysens.

    Ken jy die Belhar???

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.02.09 13:36:16 by wpw is feeling 'myopic' today Reply
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  • @wpw is feeling ‘myopic’ today (Comment 51) : Oe jinne, tussen die high society ek sê, ken nie ma van hulle gehoor, ma ken vir Sas Bailey wat vir die IRB werk :wink:

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.02.09 15:38:56 by Charlie Reply

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