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CJ Pleads with SA Rugby

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 2 Mar 2009 at 06:48
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Springbok tighthead CJ van der Linde has pleaded with SA Rugby to give him another chance to play for the Springboks.

Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Sondag reported that Van der Linde sent a letter to SA Rugby this week which confirmed that his Irish club Leinster would release him should he be chosen to face the British and Irish Lions this winter.

News 24 reports that Van der Linde’s agent Stefan Weyers delivered the letter to SA Rugby after ongoing discussions with SA Rugby’s acting managing director Andy Marinos.

Van der Linde previously turned down a contract offer from SA Rugby because of personal reasons but said he still wants to play for the national team.

“CJ’s desire is still very much to play for the Springboks,” Weyers told Sondag.

The fact that Van der Linde did not take up the SA Rugby contract offer means that it is highly unlikely that he will join a team such as the Blue Bulls, Stormers or Sharks for the Currie Cup. He is likely to see out his contract with Leinster until 2010.


  • So CJ and his agent seem to think it is okay to want to play for the boks but not commit to them via a contract.

    Sort of, “I want to be a part of the side that beats the Lions but only want it so that i can up my salary demands over here”

    It’s okay CJ the Boks don’t need a walking yellow card, AND we have enough props. You can stay where you are.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.03.09 07:40:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    I agree.

    We don’t need him.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.03.09 07:45:12 by wpw Reply
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  • cry me a river, you fat softie.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.03.09 10:19:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    Who?? Me or WPW? :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.03.09 10:23:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :


    i do not have any sympathy or empathy for him…tough sheit CJ…i dont think he would have made the team even if he was available form the start..IMO

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.03.09 10:23:48 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    YOU…of course… :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.03.09 10:24:24 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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