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Rose: Div’s support helps me


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Lions, Springboks on 4 Jun 2009 at 06:14
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Springbok Earl Rose didn’t want to comment on his withdrawal from the Golden Lions squad by coach Peter de Villiers.

JJ Harmse reports for Sport 24 that the Johannesburg-based Lions had initially named Rose on the bench, with Louis Ludik down to start in the No 15 jersey and veteran Andre Pretorius at flyhalf.

De Villiers requested that Rose be given the opportunity to start but the Golden Lions management stuck with their original plans.

Although Rose didn’t want to talk about the incident at length, he did say that it had been a management decision and he went along with it. “It is his decision and I had no choice in the matter,” said the versatile 25-year-old utility back.

Rose stated that he would not get frustrated about a lack of opportunities to play. “You have to stay positive and use your opportunities when they are there. I don’t know whether I will play flyhalf, fullback or even wing for the Springboks, but I can hardly wait.”

With De Villiers keeping mum on his choice for flyhalf and fullback, it still remains very unclear where Rose and several other Boks will play.

Rose admitted that De Villiers’s support and confidence in him as a player, really helps. “It gives me self-confidence to know there is someone who supports me. With self-confidence, you can move mountains.”

Rose has never had an opportunity to play since he was first picked for the team by the Springbok coach about eight months ago.

His first opportunity to play against the visitors, will now be on 23 June, when the Emerging Springboks meet the British and Irish Lions in Cape Town. Rose will wear the No 10 jersey.

South Africa’s backline coach, Dick Muir has taken charge of the Emerging Boks.



12 Comments

  • Don’t worry Earl.

    P Divvie is not your only supporter… wpw supports you too!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.06.09 07:27:46 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : Me 2 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Go Earl !!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.06.09 07:45:28 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 1) :
    Thats some big support.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.06.09 07:51:15 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 3) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.06.09 07:53:52 by wpw Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 2) :
    Good to see, especially if latest reports are true that PdeV is now looking at playing Rose at centre, ahead of Adi, because according to him, Rose’s defence, distribution and all round handling skills are better.

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.06.09 09:05:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • i dare say he shall not regret not playing yesterday. hehe

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.06.09 09:12:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 6) :
    Did you go to the game?
    Are you going to the round ball game on the weekend?
    Good morning.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.06.09 09:16:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • must say if he plays 10 for emerging springboks it will show some consistency from PdV’s side as he picked him as FL last year.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.06.09 09:17:26 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 7) : morning.
    i did :???: still recovering from the shock. people started living after first half – so no traffic.

    Not going on saturday. but there will be Polish fan contingent – with own security :mrgreen: so I am told.

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.06.09 09:21:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 5) : Then let it be so, in PDV we trust :wink:

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.06.09 12:41:58 by Charlie Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 9) :
    “….with own security”, 1 or 2 Wisla Krakow skinheads should be able to offer all the protection needed.

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.06.09 14:33:29 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 11) : those will be locals. out of practice – you know :wink:

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.06.09 14:50:18 by rekinek Reply
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