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Loftus “Cheer” too much for Luke.


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 8 Mar 2009 at 20:47
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Tact may not be Luke Watson’s strongest suit, but there can be no doubt that he has courage.

De Jongh Borchardt writes for Rapport that Watson, who is one of the most controversial rugby players in South Africa after his comment last year that he had to keep himself from vomiting on the Springbok jersey, was jeered very time he touched the ball in Saturday’s Super14 match between the Bulls and Stormers at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

It started off tamely, but increased as the match wore on and reached a crescendo when Watson and new Bulls wing Gerhard van den Heever were involved in a scuffle shortly before half-time.

Watson then decided enough was enough. He snapped back at the crowd and invited them to give him more by waving with his hands.

A minute or so later he grabbed the ball and threw it in at the lineout while hooker Schalk Brits was in the sin-bin. He was loudly booed and it was the only lineout the Stormers lost.

Watson’s jeering nightmare already started during the warm-up, while Bulls fans were also creative with banners.

One referred to the Joost sex-video and insinuated it was Watson and not Van der Westhuizen in the video. “Luke wears polo socks and has holes in his underpants.”

Another pleaded for the late rugby boss Danie Craven’s dog, Bliksem, to be unleashed on Watson.

Watson’s vomit comments also featured, while he was also welcomed to the “home of 50,000 Dutchmen”.

Watson played very well and made life difficult on the ground for the Bulls. As far as his form is concerned he is on a high, but his popularity is at a low.



22 Comments

  • welcomed to the “home of 50,000 Dutchmen”.

    They may be dof but they DO have a way with words. :lol:

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.03.09 20:51:19 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I’ll give Luke his dues. He has kept his comments out of the press of late and it seems to be working wonders for his Rugby.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.03.09 20:53:26 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : HAHAHAHAHA. Brilliant. I didn’t see that one. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.03.09 20:55:12 by klempie Reply
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  • Let’s just hope most have got this out of their system… Luke’s a doos… always will be IMO… and whilst I found most of it amusing… build a bridge people… nothing more disturbing than seeing grown men standing next to their young sons, booing well after the fact… veins throbbing, scarlet faced and brander-wyn, coke and spittle streaming down their chins (no exaggeration)… same goes for those players not shaking his hand afterwards… be men not catty women…

    Watson had a good game where he is best as a ‘utility-link-8′… and show good self-restraint not giving the lightie a slap, rather making him look foolish jersey over head… I would also have jeed the crowd a bit…

    Move on people…

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.03.09 02:16:38 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • same goes for those players not shaking his hand afterwards :shock:

    Are you serious? Did some [email protected]@s actually refuse to shake his hand?

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.03.09 07:08:19 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    Reportedly Odwa and a few others with Danie blatantly snubbing an out-reached hand…

    Never let a doos make a doos out of you…

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.03.09 07:17:13 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 6) :

    It’s just not cricket… :wink:

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.03.09 07:17:45 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • So some idiots actually spent their time, energy and money on making banners about Luke.

    Do these people not have better things to do with their time??? :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.03.09 07:21:05 by wpw Reply
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  • I played golf with a buddie yesterday that got arrested for what his banner said about Luke..I’m sure he can sue the police though, how can they arrest you for a banner?

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.03.09 07:29:34 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 6) :

    I agree 100%.

    Now THEY look like the fools. :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.03.09 07:35:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 9) : :shock:

    What did his banner say?

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.03.09 07:35:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 9) :

    A mate of mine was told he wasn’t allowed to display his “Cane the Convicts” banner at Kingsmead cricket ground a few years ago. :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.03.09 07:36:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’ll try and get a photo, but something along the lines of “kom hier dan sien jy hoe donner hierdie dutcman jou”

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.03.09 07:52:19 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 13) :

    Maybe they arrested your friend for spelling “Dutchman” incorrectly. :wink: :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.03.09 07:57:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’m sure his banner was correct…I mailed him and asked for a photo

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.03.09 08:03:50 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 15) : :razz:

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.03.09 08:12:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 4) :

    Morning Peeps!

    Bryce – I actually reckon the youngster went out to become a hero in front of his homecrowd…being an utter D himself…now he is truly part of the bulls… :roll: Disgusting…I hate Luke with a passion, but if Iwas Luke – I would have donnered the living shit out of the guy…but I suppose in Blue Bull Country he is the latest hero…

    And while I am on the oorlogspad…SHAME ON ALL YOU SHARKS SUPPORTERS ON THE BLUES / SHARKS thread….I just read it and the negativity is shamefull…we beat a full strenght Blues team on home soil and got a bonus point out of the game…THAT is plenty to be proud and positive about….sies vir julle!! :evil:

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.03.09 08:25:19 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 17) :

    More Ys. :lol:

    Hope you enjoyed the weekend and have a good day.

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.03.09 08:28:05 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Judge Luke on his rugby – De Villiers
    9 March 2009, 06:47

    By Ashfak Mohamed

    Stormers captain Jean de Villiers says that Luke Watson, who gestured angrily at a booing Loftus Versfeld crowd during the team’s heated Super 14 clash with the Bulls on Saturday, proved with his performance during the game that he “is a great rugby player”.

    Watson was booed throughout the match by a Loftus crowd venting its unhappiness with the Springbok loose forward for his comments about Afrikaners and the Bok jersey last year. Several posters displayed by rugby fans mocked and criticised him.

    Eventually, the tension spilled over in the 36th minute when Watson was involved in a scuffle with Bulls wing Gerhard van den Heever, 19.

    Watson pulled Van den Heever’s jersey over his head, and then gestured animatedly at the crowd, but the jeers only increased.

    At the press conference after the match, De Villiers said the Stormers side had handled the Watson situation well.

    “We knew the crowd would boo a bit and give Luke a little bit of grief, but we are professional players and we know how to handle it. We stood together well as a team,” he said.

    “I thought Luke had a fantastic game and showed he is a great rugby player. People should judge him on that.”

    De Villiers and coach Rassie Erasmus said they did not see the incident.

    Erasmus said he did not agree with gesturing, but Watson would not face any disciplinary action.

    Stormers media manager Frikkie Erasmus said last night that Watson did not want to comment.

    The Stormers lost 14-10.

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.03.09 08:29:45 by wpw Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 18) :

    hello Fishy – had a great weekend in my hometown – thanks – you have a good day too! :grin:

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.03.09 08:31:40 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • okay, got the photo of the banner, it reads:

    “Liewe Luke, Kots op daai trui dan wys ons jou hoe word ‘n Stormer gedonner!”

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.03.09 09:16:03 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • La la la la la…la la la la…la la la la la la la la …

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.03.09 09:25:26 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!Super Rugby player
     

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