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‘Bakkies has a crush on me’


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :2009 Lions Tour, In the news, Springboks on 26 Jun 2009 at 07:52
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Mike Philips has revealed that Bakkies Botha has quite a playful side after the Springbok lock told the British and Irish Lions scrumhalf he had “sexy blue eyes” during the first Test in Durban.

“I think Bakkies has a crush on me,” joked Philips ahead of the second Test against at Loftus Versfeld. “He went on about my sexy blue eyes to distract me. I had no response to that.”

“I think there is mutual respect after a few jokes between us. South Africa is a very good team but hopefully we can beat them this time,” continued Philips.

The Welshman scored a try in the first Test in which the Lions ended up losing 21-26.

Philips has great respect for Fourie du Preez, who many believe to be the best scrumhalf in the world. The Lions’ scrumhalf is not convinced, though: “Fourie is a World Cup winner. He is an excellent player and was very sharp last week. The best in the world? I don’t know,” said Philips.

“I do have a lot of respect for him. It’s great to test yourself against top players. I think I am in that league too. Fourie dictates the game and we will try to put pressure on him. It will definitely help us if he has a poor game.”

Meanwhile, Philips believes the Lions’ fitness could be the determining factor in the Loftus Test. “There were some parts of the game in which we did not do well last weekend. But we were good with the ball in hand and our forwards were fitter,” said Philips.

“We fought until the end and will go into the second Test with self-confidence. It felt to me like we were playing all the rugby. That is why it was such a disappointment to lose. We have to put things right now. I believe we can do it.”

Earlier this week, Du Preez, John Smit and Schalk Burger spoke about the difficulties of playing at Loftus after coming from the coastal cities. Philips is not too concerned about the altitude factor at Loftus, though.

“We worked very hard at conditioning before we came to South Africa. We came back very strongly in the last 20 minutes of the first Test,” said Philips.

“What we have to do now, is to win the second Test to stay in the series. We could easily have won the first Test and are desperate to show what we’re made of.”

“It is a privilege to wear the jersey and to represent the people back home. We are grateful for the support and want to put on a tremendous show.”

Stephen Nell reports for sport24.co.za



27 Comments

  • Geee, why not paint a target on yourself….smart guy :grin:

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.06.09 08:54:52 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 1) : he he…

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.06.09 09:11:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • next time Bakkies should pinch Mike’s ass and wink at him and then he will really be distracted :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.06.09 11:37:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Michael Jackson’s gone to a better place now where there is an endless supply of king sized beds and little boys.

    May he rest in biodegradable plastic pieces.

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.06.09 11:43:10 by klempie Reply

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  • :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.06.09 11:44:22 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 5) : :mrgreen: which rugga team did he play for :???:

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.06.09 11:45:51 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 6) : Wait, wait, wait. I got another one.

    Just found out it was a second heart attack that killed MJ. When they were taking him to the hospital after the first one, they told him the hospital didn’t have a children’s ward.

    AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :smile:

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.06.09 11:48:37 by klempie Reply

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  • I must say, Bakkies doesn’t seem the type to pull pranks like this but makes it all the more funny that he did. hehe

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.06.09 11:50:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 7) : i thought it was because the plastic surgeon was on holiday

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.06.09 11:52:39 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 9) : That was the first one. :razz:

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.06.09 11:55:36 by klempie Reply

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  • let’s can the stupid jokes, please? They’re in poor taste

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.06.09 11:55:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • As if we’re the only people worldwide to be cracking them…and they’re not even political… :roll:

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.06.09 12:00:41 by klempie Reply

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  • shame on us :oops: rest in peace Jacko

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.06.09 12:10:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 12) : go look up the term “gravitas”… you have none.

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.06.09 12:31:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Classy guys, real classy.

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.06.09 12:38:25 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Seems there are a few closet moonwalkers on this thread…

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.06.09 14:38:46 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 15) :

    Lol. I’m not going to glorify the guy – he fiddled kids ffs.

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.06.09 14:39:23 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 17) :

    The guy was found not guilty.

    Let me guess, its a conspiracy?? :sad:

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.06.09 14:55:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : so was OJ and Chris Brown :evil:

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.06.09 15:02:45 by JarsonX Reply
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  • ok the king is dead, let him be. This is a rugga site so lets rather make fun of WP or wpw or anything else related to rugby :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.06.09 15:06:22 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) :

    Lol. Yip and Earl Rose is the next Dan Carter…

    I lost count how many times Jacko settled out of court because he didnt want to go to trial.
    Innocent men dont settle out of court for 7 figure numbers over and over again unless they cant help their actions.

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.06.09 15:10:11 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 16) : heheheheheeh. :oops:

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.06.09 15:15:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 20) : Elvis is the King….and he never fiddled neither. ;)

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.06.09 15:18:10 by klempie Reply

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  • well he’s dead now. Let him be

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.06.09 15:40:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) :

    Hehe. Says the one with his album as an avatar!

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.06.09 15:51:10 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 25) : it’s a tribute!

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.06.09 16:13:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) :

    My comment too!

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.06.09 16:17:11 by VinChainSaw Reply
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