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Lions snap up some no-names


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content on 19 Jun 2009 at 09:32
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Veteran Valke lock Nico Luus has come out of retirement for the umpteenth time to join the Xerox Lions for this year’s ABSA Currie Cup competition.

Luus has represented the Eastern Gauteng side approximately 5000 times over the course of the last 30 years and has now finally been given a shot at the big time, with virtually every lock in the country unwilling to play for the Lions. Anton van Zyl and Dewald Senekal have left, while Gerhardt Mostert and Oupa Labuschagne are injured again.

Impressive former Boland lock Brad Mockford will also play for the Lions in the second row, along with warhorse Willem Stoltz and a raw youngster named Rob Andrew (pretty sure he’s not related to the former England flyhalf of the same name!).

Other new names in Jozi are Kevin Buys, Piet Engelbrecht and Johan Jackson. I’ve never heard of the former two, but the latter at least put in some reasonable performances for the Valke last year.

It’s going to be a loooong Currie Cup for the Lions, with a schoolboy coach and a squad full of journeymen.



43 Comments

  • 5000 caps – you just can’t buy experience say the coaches. In this case they obviously did!

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.06.09 09:51:46 by Baldrick Reply
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  • That’s 166 games a season….impressive! :cool:

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.06.09 09:53:43 by klempie Reply
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  • …with virtually every lock in the country unwilling to play for the Lions.

    * snigger

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.06.09 09:54:30 by klempie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 2) : obviously a typo!?

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.06.09 09:58:06 by Rahul Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 4) : Obviously…

    Hey what happened to you at the Sharks game, you fader?

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.06.09 09:59:33 by klempie Reply
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  • last time I try any sort of irony or humour on this site! Clearly you bunch of miserable pedants simply don’t get it! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.06.09 10:05:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Had no cash, and then landed a job in Graaff Reinet last week. Would loved to have been there, even though we were thrashed. I havent seen KSA in years!

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.06.09 10:05:54 by Rahul Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 5) : supposed to hit that arrow thingy first :oops:

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.06.09 10:06:26 by Rahul Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : WE not used to it from you!!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.06.09 10:07:11 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 7) : Oh ok. Yeh we had a lekker wors braai after, althought it was flippen cold!

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.06.09 10:09:50 by klempie Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 9) : guess I need to try harder :)

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.06.09 10:14:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 10) : rub it in!

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.06.09 10:14:28 by Rahul Reply

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  • It’s going to be a loooong Currie Cup for the Lions, with a schoolboy coach and a squad full of journeymen

    Ouch

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.06.09 10:15:36 by Rahul Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : At least I realised it was wrong, Baldrick bought it hook line and sinker…

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.06.09 10:18:29 by Rahul Reply

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  • I’m just thinking about the teams who are going to be playing…

    Province, Griquas and now Lions are all uninspiring. Perhaps the end of the CC will be self-imposed without S15…

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.06.09 10:19:53 by klempie Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 14) : You should watch some Blackadder then you’d totally understand why… :smile:

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.06.09 10:20:45 by klempie Reply

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  • that’s just too ghastly to contemplate :???: . maybe somebody should compose the list of players who are staying with the lions, will be much easier.

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.06.09 10:21:24 by rekinek Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 15) : we are yet to see leopards in proper action.

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.06.09 10:22:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 18) : True….perhaps they will bring some hope. :razz:

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.06.09 10:23:19 by klempie Reply

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  • Bulls, Sharks and possibly Cheetahs should do an F1 and form a breakaway triprovinces…

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.06.09 10:28:22 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 15) :

    Ah, lets see:

    B&I Lions 39 Sharks 3

    B&I Lions 26 WP 23

    :roll:

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.06.09 10:31:02 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 21) : Sharks missing 9 Boks, Province missing ?

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.06.09 10:35:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 21) :

    B&I Lions-A 39 Sharks-B 3

    B&I Lions-B 26 WP-A 23
    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.06.09 10:40:25 by rekinek Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 22) :

    Sorry can you repeat that?? All i heard was blah blah blah, excuses excuses, blah blah blah!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.06.09 10:41:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 17) :
    Good idea, at least we will recognise most of those names.

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.06.09 10:59:17 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 15) :
    I think you can almost add the Sharks to that list, Im not nearly as optimistic as you are for the Currie Cup, especially before the Boks return.

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.06.09 11:02:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 26) : I’m in that boat too.

    Griquas are a good side, though.

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.06.09 11:19:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 26) : if one is honest with oneself – this outing against BILs was uninspiring.

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.06.09 11:19:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : are you having a Griquas day?

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.06.09 11:31:57 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 12) :
    Me2 missed you too!! And that wors braai was lekker BUT the company even lekkerer :grin:

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.06.09 11:43:12 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 30):sad: :evil: :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.06.09 11:53:06 by Rahul Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 29) : maybe I’m a closet fan! :)

    You are right, though, the tame Sharks capitulation against the BILs has left a sour taste in many a mouth.

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.06.09 11:54:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : eyy. for better and worse.

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.06.09 12:10:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 33) : yes – true.

    But I prefer the better…

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.06.09 13:15:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :

    No worries Robbo, I immediately got it, but then I am not a miserable pedant… :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.06.09 13:33:50 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • Mmmm, enjoying some nice yogurt for lunch!!! :roll:

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.06.09 13:38:00 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 36) :

    You on a diet or are you steeling Daniel-Son’s snacks now already?? :twisted:

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.06.09 13:43:19 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 37) : :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.06.09 13:47:38 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 38) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.06.09 13:52:37 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • KFC flavoured yoghurt, :shock:

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.06.09 14:21:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 40) :

    OMG, NO!!!! :shock: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.06.09 14:37:54 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 36) : are you what they call a mezzo(or sth like that) man :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.06.09 14:52:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 42) : more like a macro :)

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.06.09 11:45:34 by robdylan Reply
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