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Dashing the Bok dream


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks, Super 14 on 5 May 2009 at 11:16
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The way the Sharks have been playing over the last month, several key players must surely have done their prospects of playing against the British Lions a lot of harm. Apart from the latest round of injuries, I can only think of a handful of Sharks players who can feel confident about their chances of inclusion.

Starting at the front, Beat Mtawarira’s game of front-row merry-go-round with Deon Carstens has hardly helped his cause. Last year’s shoe-in selection at loose head prop for the Springboks has lost ground to Gurthrö Steenkamp and the big Bulls man will surely wear the number 1 shirt in the opening test. A lack of continuity at hooker has hampered Bismarck du Plessis’s form too. An utter dog’s breakfast of a performance against the Highlanders will leave many wondering if it’s actually been worthwhile moving John Smit over to tighthead to accommodate the hot-headed hooker.

Smit, at least, looked class at number 3 against the Highlanders and as his value to the team is unquestioned, he will be at least one Shark who is sure to do the Bokke proud this season. Doc Jannie du Plessis will be there too, one way or another, since there just don’t seem to be any other serious tighthead contenders, particularly now that the overrated Brian Mujati has been found out.

Johann Muller fell out of favour with the Bok selectors last year for some reason, but has hopefully done enough this year to get a look in, particularly with Andries Bekker struggling with injury. Jean Deysel may find that his unfortunate injury scuppered his chances, with Duanne Vermeulen making some big strides in an otherwise woeful Stormers team. Ryan Kankowski is another who has done little to advance his own claims to a starting berth in the last few weeks, with Pierre Spies now ahead in the opinion polls by quite some margin.

Rory Kockott’s act of selfish petulance on Saturday might just have driven the final nail into the coffin of his 2009 Bok amibitions, given that Peter de Villiers already has him earmarked as a selfish player and one that is unlikely to add any rhythm to the Bok backline, despite his undoubted goal-kicking prowess. Ruan Pienaar’s timely return from injury will see him retained at flyhalf, with Adi Jacobs also likely to feature, although his own form has dipped along with the team’s of late.

Frans Steyn wouldn’t get near the Bok 22 on current form, so for him, injury might just save him from the ignominy of not being picked. Odwa Ndungane is another who is a few notches off what is required at this stage. JP Pietersen will be there based on his early season heroics and past achievements, as he too looks a game or two shy of match fitness after injury.

The big surprise at this stage is likely to be Old Stef Terblanche, who now that Conrad Jantjes has broken his leg, must surely be the front-runner to wear the number 15 jersey for the Boks.

Pretty slim pickings all-in-all, though. Raise your game, Sharks.



127 Comments

  • Possibly/hopefully 4 games still left for the Sharks.

    I doubt whether Peter will come up with any shocks, apart from injuries to players that will not feature anymore.

    So expect perhaps a shock at 15 with Conrad out. I doubt whether he will opt for Stefan though as PDIV is set on ‘growing’ a team and Stefan will be a stop gap solution.

    Expect Beast, John, Bismarck to still feature strongle as incumbents.

    Muller – I do not think an injury to Bekker will even see him in Bok colours.

    Kanko will start where he ended last season, behind Spies – but expect Luke as a shock first choice selection at 8.

    Brussow will be there, no Deysel.

    Kockett, no chance, Peter has 4 favourites ahead of him.

    Pienaar will be there.

    Adi will be there.

    Frans if fit will be there.

    JPP will be there.

    Not many shocks to be honest. At least I don’t expect any.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.05.09 11:29:53 by Morné Reply
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  • I think PDV will prolly select Kirschner as back up in the squad.

    I suppose Steyn (if fit) will be first choice with Jantjes injured.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.05.09 11:35:50 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    Talk is he wants to play Jaque Fourie at 15 and keep Adi at 13.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.05.09 11:39:06 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) :

    @wpw (Comment 2) :

    Fourie as the Fullback to be the major surprise of the Bok team, provided JdV and Adi are fit.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.05.09 11:39:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 3) :

    you beat my by 6 seconds :smile:

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.05.09 11:39:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Sharks front row of last weekend showed that it can demolish anything.

    I would be VERY surprised if that is not the Bok frontrow.

    Gutrho has shown very little to make him go past beast IMO.

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.05.09 11:41:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 1) : who else (besides Bekker) is ahead of Muller, do you think?

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.05.09 11:41:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    Yup, Guthro showed nothing special and only Bulls supporters will put him ahead of Beast.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.05.09 11:42:14 by Morné Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    I don’t think , but I believe the coach thinks that Rossouw is the better option.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.05.09 11:43:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    I think his locks will be:

    Vic
    Bakkies
    Danie
    and that oke from the Cheetahs… (shock inclusion…)

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.05.09 11:43:36 by Morné Reply
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  • Not that I agree with everything I am saying here, just playing Siener van Rensburg and reading the coach’s mind.

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.05.09 11:44:27 by Morné Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : really? What exactly has Beast done so far this year? I think he’s gone backwards….

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : I think you may be right, actually. Also think that Olivier will play 12 if de Villiers isn’t fit.

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.05.09 11:44:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) :

    I don’t think we will have any new Sharks Boks for the Lions.

    Deysel would maybe have had a chance if he hadn’t been out injured for so long.

    I agree with the surprise of Watson being the #8 but that then means Kankowski won’t make it. I doubt there will be three 8th men, and PdV has made it clear that He prefers Spies ahead of Kankowski.

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.05.09 11:45:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 10) : David de Villiers?

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.05.09 11:46:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 3) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    Now why would he want to do that??? :roll:

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.05.09 11:46:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) :

    A lot can change in a rugby week… ;)

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.05.09 11:47:30 by Morné Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    I think his ball carrying ability improved quite a bit.

    @robdylan (Comment 14) :

    Thats the one.

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.05.09 11:48:46 by Morné Reply
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  • Since no one else is saying it, I will. Earl Rose for fullback and flyhalf cover.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.05.09 11:50:00 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 18) :

    DONT SAY IT!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.05.09 11:52:19 by Morné Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 18) :

    Jake White has said it!!! :cool:

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.05.09 11:52:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) :

    Because he is the coach and he has the final say!

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.05.09 11:54:05 by Morné Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : You can’t fault PdV including Meisiekind , he’s been the standout 12 in the Super 14 ( as much as I dislike him)

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.05.09 11:54:52 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 20) : and what Jake says is prophecy. Now all we need is Eddie Jones to confirm it all and its a done deal.

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.05.09 11:57:04 by molly Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 21) :

    watte??? :???:

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.05.09 11:57:43 by wpw Reply
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  • The problem with this arti is that it assumes that the Bok coach will choose according to current form being displayed in a specific game plan out of his control.

    What if the Bok coach chose according to what fitted his game plan and what he thought he could get from the players?

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.05.09 12:00:06 by Ollie Reply

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  • Hey RD
    backed the wrong horse I’m afraid to say
    Front 3 sharks with other du Plessis as back up along with Gurthro Kanko will make it but Muller-unless there is another injury to Bakkies wont-best he can hope for is SA a captain unfortunatly. Rory might depends on the merit/quota situation Riaan will so will JPP and Adi Stephan will get a recall Im not sure if Frans will make it due to his injury-talk i hear 6-8 weeks which will mean he will miss the lions
    pity though
    SA Squad much like this
    FB Terblanche Kirschner
    wings Nokwe JPP Habana
    Centers Jean Adi Mossie
    f/h Riaan Morne
    S/h Du Preez Januarie/Kockott
    loosies Spies Kanko Burger-if fit- Brussow Smith Deysel/Vermulen
    Locks Bakkies Victor Bekker
    props JS Beast Guthro Duplessis
    hooker Bisy and Chiliboy

    9 merit players
    just a thought

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.05.09 12:00:40 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Ollie (Comment 25) :

    I agree.

    A good example of that (IMO) will be Morne Steyn. He is having a good season with the Bulls and even though the Bulls’ backs are scoring tries, I DON’T think their flyhalf will be included in the bok squad.

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.05.09 12:03:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Fattmann (Comment 26) : dude – there are only merit selections. We don’t discuss the “q” thing here.

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.05.09 12:04:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) :

    Forgive me Rob, I will ban myself for the rest of the day after this. :evil:

    9 merit players???????? Which of the players in there are NOT there on merit and which ones would you like to replace them with.?!?!?!?!?

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.05.09 12:09:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • So will Watson be in the squad or not???

    Surely he is a MUST based on form but will he be selected??? :roll:

    Does anyone know when the squad will be announced??

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.05.09 12:15:05 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.05.09 12:16:22 by wpw Reply
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  • Geez I’ll hate to see Stefan wearing that 15 jersey. He is way over it and also read Mossie may take it. Dunno but I have become a big Daniller fan at late. Hope he pull finger in the last two trial matches for the Cheetahs. No doubt Bekker will be ready for the Lions and a shoe in.

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.05.09 12:20:33 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 30) :

    After the S14 – or depending if any of our teams make a semi.

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.05.09 12:24:06 by Morné Reply
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  • i repent
    the q thing my squad has selected merit!!!!!
    im not stirring but there is pressure for a representitive squad
    watson might make it but only if Burger is out

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.05.09 12:27:20 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 34) :

    In an article in the Rapport over the weekend a journalist tried to punt Brussow as the best loosie in the S14 using stats.

    The only thing he did, through the stats published in the printed version, was to show Watson has the best stats from any flank – and this while is playing as an 8…

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.05.09 12:30:12 by Morné Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 31) : the blog owner urges restraint from all :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.05.09 12:31:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA
    I didnt imply that they were not worthy of their place at all cos they are however what i hear is there myst be at least 10 perviously disadvantaged players in the squad so hence i picked 27 not 28 cos there is space for 1 more most likely Rose

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.05.09 12:31:08 by Fattmann Reply
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  • who cares, the fewer sharks playing for the boks the better for the sharks. :twisted:

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.05.09 12:31:35 by try time Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 32) : you’re my new best friend. :lol: stefan wins my prize for most overrated player, or does that go to jdv. i’ll call it tie.

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.05.09 12:32:58 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 39) : hang on it is a three way tie with schalk.

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.05.09 12:33:35 by try time Reply

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  • I would have Watson in the squad on form. I think he has shown an absolutely classic middle finger to all comers with his play this season.

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.05.09 12:33:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) :

    That is why i didn’t say anything bru. :wink:

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.05.09 12:34:11 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) :

    Absolutely

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.05.09 12:34:41 by Morné Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) :

    Attention all users:

    Rob has asked me (as blog owner) to urge all of you to show restraint by NOT posting any comments of a political nature.

    Thank you!!!

    :twisted:

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.05.09 12:35:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : hey since when is there a ban on calling stormer players a bunch of Queens. what a quack of quavers. :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.05.09 12:35:43 by try time Reply

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  • :oops: ok my fault i started it i’ll take the 6 cuts!!!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.05.09 12:38:58 by Fattmann Reply
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  • afternoon – what a busy blog today.

    I agree with Morne that PdV will not come up with shocks.
    but I think Deysel will be there – he did not do much wrong this year. I think there will also be a spot for brussouw.

    In fact it will probably be a very similar team to EYT.

    Kockott – does not have a chance (specially after last week) IMO and Steyn does not fit PDV game plan :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.05.09 12:39:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : I wouldn’t – remember that he looks good in comparison to other stormers players, which is not such great standard. he is also too individualistic.

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.05.09 12:41:58 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 42) : yes – but I know you can already feel the blood rushing to your head, dude…

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.05.09 12:44:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • New Bok jersey:

    http://ep.yimg.com/ip/I/yhst-3213199514187_2053_2458657603

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.05.09 12:44:52 by Morné Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 46) : :)

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.05.09 12:45:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 47) : playing devil’s advocate…

    PDV has a game plan?

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.05.09 12:46:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 50) : it’s nice… they’ve done a good job

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.05.09 12:46:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Look has been awesome all season – really enjoying watching him fight on game after game – even if he is doing it alone. Gained a lot of respect for him.

    Rob, Beast has been miles ahead of any other LH in SA all season – Guthro played his best rugby 3 seasons ago.

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.05.09 12:48:48 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) :

    I also think its not bad.

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.05.09 12:49:35 by Morné Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) : :mrgreen:
    the running one – it runs so quickly that most of people can’t even see it. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.05.09 12:52:31 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 37) :

    The thing is. That is EXACTLY what you DID imply.. :sad:

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.05.09 12:59:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 50) :

    @robdylan (Comment 53) :

    I Hope they do a regular version, i.e. with a real collar. I’m afraid the skin suit type just doesn’t look suitable around my waist.

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.05.09 13:02:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) : Are u a Jan-type :?: :wink:

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.05.09 13:04:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • So the new jersey will cost R900. :shock:

    As Claytie would say: Are they jas?? :???:

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) :

    There is one – go to worldrugbyshop.com.

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.05.09 13:12:51 by Morné Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 54) : ok – maybe my reading of the front row game isn’t as good as I thought it was.

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.05.09 13:13:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 59) :

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO Well maybe a half a jan type. :oops:

    Am 178cm tall and weigh 96kg’s (for 5 weeks now :cry: )

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.05.09 13:13:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 60) : Will have to wait for my freebie :mrgreen:

  • Comment 64, posted at 05.05.09 13:15:12 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 62) :

    That, and you can’t back Beast for fear of being labeled a One eyed supporter. :wink: :razz:

    Not as brave as you were in your younger days, I see. :lol:

  • Comment 65, posted at 05.05.09 13:17:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 65) : perhaps, perhaps… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.05.09 13:21:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 63) : nothing wrong with Jan – you know he is “elke teams dream” :cool:

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.05.09 13:24:35 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 67) :

    I haven’t seen him but from what I heard he sounds like he could be a LOT bigger than me.

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.05.09 13:29:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 68) : you are second (after Rob) busted – Jan’s become an integral (though somewhat controversial) part of S14 games.
    Must see :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.05.09 13:34:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 68) :

    Dont Flatter yourself… :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    @rekinek (Comment 67) :

    A gen-you-wan STUD!! :wink:

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  • @rekinek (Comment 69) :

    Nou’s ek deurmekaar, (No comments on how easy it is)

    Second at what after Rob?

  • Comment 71, posted at 05.05.09 13:41:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 70) :

    I’m told my stomach IS flatter than Jan’s. :wink:

    Well at least it is NOW, maybe not 3 months ago. :oops:

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  • I miss our cricket threads!!! :roll:

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 71) :

    So WHEN you HAD hair, you were blonde?? :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 74, posted at 05.05.09 13:43:46 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 72) :

    Then i am proud of you! :wink: :lol:

    @wpw (Comment 73) :

    Are you not a “blog owner”?? i URGE you to start your own thread… :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 75, posted at 05.05.09 13:46:25 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 71) : Rob didn’t even know who Jan is.

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 72) : but holidays are coming :mrgreen:

  • Comment 76, posted at 05.05.09 13:47:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 75) :

    Don’t bother we have been urging for years and it just doesn’t happen. :roll:

  • Comment 77, posted at 05.05.09 13:55:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 75) :

    I can’t believe how ‘skerp’ you are most of the time… even though you are a woman. :shock:

    (runs away)

  • Comment 78, posted at 05.05.09 13:56:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 76) :

    Holidays are coming!!!!!!! A whole bloody MONTH of them. With a week in Swaziland, two Lions matches and not a spin class in sight. :sad:

    I may as well give up NOW. :oops:

  • Comment 79, posted at 05.05.09 13:57:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 78) :

    runs away………SLOWLY. :razz:

  • Comment 80, posted at 05.05.09 13:58:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 80) :

    Or as Big Fish would say: ‘waddles away’ :oops:

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 79) :

    Are you on msn??

  • Comment 82, posted at 05.05.09 14:00:52 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 82) :
    No, I think he is trying to lose weight naturally.

  • Comment 83, posted at 05.05.09 14:04:07 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 83) :

    hahahahaha

    (BASTARD) :evil:

  • Comment 84, posted at 05.05.09 14:06:25 by wpw Reply
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  • if Luke is selected, will he accept it or will he be unavailable due to nausea?? :lol: luke is playing good at this stage or it might be that he only looks good due to everyone else playing really bad

  • Comment 85, posted at 05.05.09 14:10:02 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 83) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 86, posted at 05.05.09 14:10:04 by Morné Reply
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  • @KSA Comment 57
    didnt imply anything at all other than PDV is under pressure-political-to select 10 previously disadvantaged players in his squad.
    Sorry if it sounded like i was implying something when i wasnt

  • Comment 88, posted at 05.05.09 14:15:27 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 88) : just let it go now, please

  • Comment 89, posted at 05.05.09 14:21:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 88) :

    There you just did it again boet… :roll:

  • Comment 90, posted at 05.05.09 14:22:45 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 78) :

    You cannot be TOO far yet….WHAT DO YOU MEAN “even though you are a woman”????? :evil: I’ll rory you flat on your fat ass!! :twisted: :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 91, posted at 05.05.09 14:23:48 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 89) :

    sorry bru.

  • Comment 92, posted at 05.05.09 14:24:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 91) :

    How do you know I have a fat ass??

    You WISH you could look at my ass don’t you?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 93, posted at 05.05.09 14:26:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 83) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 94, posted at 05.05.09 14:26:52 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 93) :

    Well with the time you spent eating, you sure as hell can b no skin, bone and p-hol alone, now can you??? :roll: :roll:

    I’ll rather go to Kimberley se groot gat and check that out, thanks… :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 95, posted at 05.05.09 14:30:32 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • Brad Barritt could be back in Sharks colours this weekend as the Sharks look to cover for the injured Frans Steyn and suspended Rory Kockott.” ROB is this possible, could your son don the black and white again???? happy days if it is.

  • Comment 96, posted at 05.05.09 14:34:09 by barend Reply

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  • Nobody has mentioned Louis Luddik at Fullback, I think he has potential, he is strong under the highball, good speed off the mark, has a good couple of years in Super rugby and would be a good call in terms of blooding a youngster.
    I am not keen for Fourie to go back to fullback, he played a game there a couple of years ago and was seriously found out, plus why would you want to??

  • Comment 97, posted at 05.05.09 14:36:55 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 97) :

    It really would not surprise me if Oupa Terblance gets the honours this year…

  • Comment 98, posted at 05.05.09 14:40:05 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @barend (Comment 96) : where did you see that? I think it’s incredibly unlikely. Brad is happy and performing well at Saracens.

  • Comment 99, posted at 05.05.09 14:44:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 98) Prof in terms of consistency and expierience I would agree but I think its time to start looking to the future and thats why I like Luddick

  • Comment 100, posted at 05.05.09 14:45:55 by Whindy Reply
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  • sarugby.com

  • Comment 101, posted at 05.05.09 14:49:46 by barend Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 100) :

    You a Lions supporter aren’t you??? :mrgreen:

    Stefan is solid and the safest choice (has test experience)
    Kirchner is the best attacking fullback
    Ludik has been playing well
    Daniller is a carthorse

  • Comment 102, posted at 05.05.09 14:50:00 by wpw Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 100) : but lions tour is not exactly about blooding youngsters.
    I think it would be safe to go with Oupa Stef and Ludik as cover (but have you seen this three step kick of his that was charged). And pls do not even consider Earl – I always though he had promise but jeez he first need to learn to tackle.

  • Comment 103, posted at 05.05.09 14:51:31 by rekinek Reply
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  • Earl will be selected, I am sure of it.

  • Comment 104, posted at 05.05.09 14:52:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 98) : Was it Stef’s wife in Durban auditions of Idols -

    thought you may know ..

  • Comment 105, posted at 05.05.09 14:52:53 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 104) : why would you say such nasty things :roll: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 106, posted at 05.05.09 14:55:34 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 102) :And I see you and I are opposed when it comes to Football as well :mrgreen: Steffan is the no 1 choice on that I have no arguments, what scares me is they are now going to select Earl and yes he does play for the lions, “hail Mary full of grace” He can be brilliant but he is more likely to loose the game for you ask me I knowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 107, posted at 05.05.09 15:01:48 by Whindy Reply
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  • @barend (Comment 101) : oh yeah – saw that. Talk about a throwaway comment with no substantiation at all… it’s not even linked to an article.

    hit the ignore button

  • Comment 108, posted at 05.05.09 15:07:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 93) :
    There are aliens in other galaxies who have heard tell of a dark and mysterious black hole in space, around which the very fabric of space and time are known to bend in unimaginable ways.

    They are the only ones who wish they could see your ass.

    @Prof. Ice (Comment 98) :
    Oupa Stefan huh? Younger than some though… :twisted:

    Maar jy is nog die mooiste blom oppie blog. :wink:

  • Comment 109, posted at 05.05.09 15:13:33 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 107) :

    I think Stefan will do a decent job but PDV might not see it that way.

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  • @rekinek (Comment 105) :

    :shock: Would not know…he has never been on my “stalkers’ list…so dont know much about him and his family.. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 111, posted at 05.05.09 15:15:18 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 109) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: …I am the ONLY blom on the blog lately… :lol:

  • Comment 112, posted at 05.05.09 15:21:34 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 104) :

    How can they select Earl ahead of the 1st choice flyhalf at his province?

  • Comment 113, posted at 05.05.09 15:46:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Rory Kockott’s act of selfish petulance on Saturday might just have driven the final nail into the coffin of his 2009 Bok amibitions, given that Peter de Villiers already has him earmarked as a selfish player and one that is unlikely to add any rhythm to the Bok backline, despite his undoubted goal-kicking prowess

    Honestly ROB???? I mean – IMO he was provoked and he unfortunately fell for it hook line and sinker…I do believe ANY other player would have retaliated at that very moment..(I do not say what he did was right, but I do belive it was a “onwillekeurige” reaction..I bet you that very second he smacked that oke, he thought :”F$@&, what did I just DO????!!!”

    THAT is why I hate this retaliation law-thing…they should site the provoker / initiater (?) too…

  • Comment 114, posted at 05.05.09 15:50:36 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 114) : so what did Thompson actually say to provoke him? Do you know?

  • Comment 115, posted at 05.05.09 15:51:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 115) :

    I meant by tackling him without the ball… :roll:

    Dont take it so personally…

  • Comment 116, posted at 05.05.09 15:57:41 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 114) : :shock:

    The only provocation that could be seen was the slightly late tackle on Kockott. As a scrumhalf he must get at LEAST 5 of those a game.

    For him to finally retaliate at the end of the game is just plain thick.

    Even if you did go and change the law to look at what started it, it was only a late tackle so the retaliation IF ANY was justified should have been no more than a shove or a “Look at the score board you prick” comment. NOT a palm to the nose.

  • Comment 117, posted at 05.05.09 15:59:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 115) :

    it’s my secret… :twisted:

  • Comment 118, posted at 05.05.09 16:00:36 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 117) :

    KSA..read my comment again..I think it was in the heat of the moment-moment…and what I can recall, it was a very late tackle..STUPID – YES!! I Agree, but I somehow can also understand…that ALL I am saying…

    @robdylan (Comment 115) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 117) :

    ….all in the name of ‘Provoking Debate” or as some of us call it ‘stirring’… :wink: :cool:

  • Comment 119, posted at 05.05.09 16:03:42 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 117) :

    BTW..sorry to say, but that was a GOOD “palm to the nose” – I hate dirty play, but could not help lauighing at that big oke hitting ass to ground.. :mrgreen:

    Anyway…have a good evening all…

  • Comment 120, posted at 05.05.09 16:05:38 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 88) :

    No Worries, I was having a bad day. :oops:

    But that is all solved now that the local labour office has decided that there ISN’T a local national who can be used to replace me. :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 121, posted at 05.05.09 16:16:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kanko has had an average season so far. Hoping his form improves in time for the Lions series…although have to agree that he is behind Spies in the Bok stakes at present!

  • Comment 122, posted at 05.05.09 22:36:18 by Villie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 62) : Rob..I agree with you. Beast was excellent against the Highlanders but prior to that game, his form has been well short of last season.

    I think his pre season injury hampered him and he’s only regaining top form now.

  • Comment 123, posted at 05.05.09 22:50:26 by Villie Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 113) :

    Earl can cover 10 and 15.

    Andre Pretorius is finished!!

    (which means he will be moving to WP next season) :roll:

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  • @wpw (Comment 124) : :smile:

    Are you refering to positional cover, because he sure as hell can’t do any cover defence. :wink:

  • Comment 125, posted at 06.05.09 07:05:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 125) :

    Sorry can you repeat that??

    All I heard was blah blah, blah blah blah blah…. :twisted:

  • Comment 126, posted at 06.05.09 07:23:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 126) :

    clean the fat out of your ears. :wink:

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