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Frans at fullback, Brussow starts at 6


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :2009 Lions Tour, Original Content, Springboks on 16 Jun 2009 at 13:19
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Peter de Villiers has named an incredibly sensible-looking Bok side to take on the Lions in Durban on Saturday. Morné Steyn is the only uncapped player in the match 22.

Heinrich Brüssow has been named to start at openside flank, with Schalk Burger ruled out due to injury. Juan Smith and Pierre Spies virtually pick themselves as the balance of the loose trio, with the lock pairing of Bakkies Botha and Victor Matfield also a foregone conclusion. John Smit captains the side from tighthead, with provincial teammates Bismarck du Plessis and Tendai Mtawarira joining him in the front row.

Ruan Pienaar will be at flyhalf, joined, of course, but the brilliant Fourie du Preez at scrumhalf. Centres Jean de Villiers and Adi Jacobs will carry on from where they left off last year, while Bryan Habana and JP Pietersen are also fairly obvious selections on the wing.

Frans Steyn has won the race for the number 15 jersey.

The bench is fairly interesting, with both Gurthrö Steenkamp and Deon Carstens providing cover at prop. John Smit will seemingly be the hooker replacement. Andries Bekker and Danie Rossouw make up the rest of the forward replacements, meaning an unlucky omission for Ryan Kankowski. Ricky Januarie and Jacque Fourie have plenty of experience, while rookie Steyn will look to make an impact in the number 21 shirt.

Bok team v Lions:

15 Frans Steyn, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Adi Jacobs, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Ruan Pienaar, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Juan Smith, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 John Smit (capt), 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Deon Carstens, 17 Gurthro Steenkamp, 18 Andries Bekker, 19 Danie Rossouw, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Morne Steyn, 22 Jaque Fourie.



36 Comments

  • :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.06.09 13:31:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 1) : :oops: :evil: :cool: :eek:

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.06.09 13:50:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : that’s confusing. :mrgreen:
    i just cannot believe seeing brussouw starting. lions will cry to brycie and it may backfire for bokke.

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.06.09 13:59:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • Well you cannot complain about that team, I am shocked, well done Peter div!!!! :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.06.09 14:33:09 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 4) : it’s a good team, all right.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.06.09 14:44:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • I like the look of the team and the loose forward combo. I really look forward to seeing Steyn at full back. I hope ruan will have his kicking boots on. I’m really glad to see Brussow there it gives a nice balance to the loose trio . Really looking forward to Saturday. Go Boks

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.06.09 17:31:24 by Pokkel Reply
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  • i predicted this team with a few exeptions, i had Burger at 6 and i had someone else instead of Steenkamp, wheres that post :???:

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.06.09 17:49:56 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 7) : me too – with few exceptions :mrgreen:

    how are you these days :?:

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.06.09 18:36:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 8) : busy, bored, agitated :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.06.09 18:49:46 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 9) : the currie cup should start now, i want to try my hand at FL and LMS :razz:

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.06.09 18:52:17 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 9) : it kinda feels strange – blog is quiet – you write sth, people respond in like 1 – 2 -3 hours, then you respond 1- 2- 3 hours later.

    @JarsonX (Comment 10) : just remembered the CC comp – will try to do my team now.

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.06.09 19:05:35 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 11) : well it will start going soon i hope :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.06.09 19:20:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Very Good Team, I see on SuperRugby site they are saying the SA players are getting frustrated with the Poms entering the Loose going Down. I am sure I read somewhere you have to enter like a Plane taking Off not diving. So I wonder how Bryce will interpret the Breakdown, if he reffs like the Super14 maybe the Lions are in for a Long 80mins. All depends on the coach, ref meeting I suppose :!: :eek:

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.06.09 22:31:33 by Dynamite Reply

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  • Very strange that Brussow wasn’t in the initial squad. He must have known that Schalk was struggling? :roll:

    At least PDV has seen some sense. The Lions have struggled at the breakdown in every game and he would have looked foolish if he didn’t select a specialist 6!

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.06.09 22:52:49 by Villie Reply
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  • This is a VERY good team!!!

    sharks_lover must be over the moon now that Frans is playing at 15.

    Let’s see if he has got what it takes.

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.06.09 07:08:34 by wpw Reply
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  • GO BOKKE !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.06.09 07:56:35 by Charlie Reply

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  • Great Team..about the best we can select.

    @Charlie (Comment 16) : I hope your shoulder is OK

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.06.09 08:32:08 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 17) : I am ready to down a lion :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.06.09 08:57:03 by Charlie Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 7) : I posted the exact team 2 days ago on Keo
    1 difference i had though , i had Kanko on the bench and not Bekker

    Other then that SPOT ON :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.06.09 09:17:24 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : :mrgreen: I is gaaaaapy now :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.06.09 09:18:08 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 19) : I agree, Danie can cover lock and loosie…I would have had Kanko on the bench too.

    It does look like PdV wants to dominate the physical game though

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.06.09 09:19:58 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 21) : Not that Bekker is all that physical anyway :roll:

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.06.09 09:25:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • 13. sharks_lover :
    June 16th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    140. sharks_lover :
    June 16th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    #131 PissAnt: im off to go to a braai but here is saturdays team PA
    Remember it you will see i am right lol

    And you saw it here first,
    I got no doubts this will be the side for saturday

    15 F Steyn
    14 JPP
    13 Adi
    12 Jdv
    11 Habana
    10 Ruan
    09 FDup
    08 Spies
    07 Juan
    06 Brussouw
    05 Matfield
    04 Bakkies
    03 Smit
    02 BIsmark
    01 Beast

    16 Carstens
    17 Guthro
    18 Roussouw
    19 Kankowski
    20 RJ eish the oros man shouldnt be there
    21 JF
    22 M Steyn

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.06.09 09:26:54 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 22) : Ja but on the otherhand, he can cover flyhalf :roll: :lol: :roll:

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.06.09 09:27:32 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 22) : :lol: exactly

    there is the team i had posted 2 days ago on Keo

    Had i chosen the side my way out of the players in the group of 28

    As i said id not have bekker on the bench , but also 1 other change

    RJ out and WO on the bench

    Ruan could cover 9 with FDup , and If dup got injured and morne steyn came on ruan could play 9

    in doing that one would have more fire power in the midfield with WO

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.06.09 09:29:58 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 24) : Hiyas Charlie

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.06.09 09:30:47 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 26) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.06.09 09:50:31 by Charlie Reply

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  • Happy birthday Trevor Halstead!

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.06.09 10:26:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) :

    It’s Daniel’s birthday today as well…

    He turned 1 today!!! :shock:

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.06.09 10:35:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : Congratulations :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.06.09 10:41:59 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : awesome work! Congrats to you and Mrs W

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.06.09 10:52:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 30) : @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    Thanks!!!

    There’s some pics of yesterdays party on FB and NO, I didn;t eat all the cake!! :evil:

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.06.09 10:54:34 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 32) : what about the pies? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.06.09 11:02:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : :shock:

    Damn! You got me!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.06.09 11:07:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 29) :

    It’s been a year already? Happy belated birthday to Daniel-son…

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.06.09 11:37:14 by blackshark Reply

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  • Wish it was Saturday already… :smile:

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.06.09 11:38:28 by blackshark Reply

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