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Lions Tour ’09 – South Africa v B&I Lions (2nd Test)


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :2009 Lions Tour, Springboks on 27 Jun 2009 at 13:00
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Here’s the one we’ve been waiting for all week. The second test takes place at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria.

Will the Boks be able to build on a completely dominant opening stanza in the first test – and apply the same sort of pressure for the full 80 minutes this week? If so, it’s going to be a long afternoon for the Lions. Schalk Burger will have a key role to play, knocking the Lions back at the breakdown and getting in the way of their impressive midfield. Adi Jacobs, given something of a lifeline by the coach, will also need to put in a vastly improved showing, particularly on defence.

For the Lions, the coaching staff will be holding out for a radically improved showing in the scrums and at the breakdown. A number of changes up front, as well as two changes in the back three might just give them the edge that they need to turn last weekend’s superb final half-hour into a performance capable of upsetting the World Champions at Loftus.

Altitude, of course, should play into the hosts’ hands as well.

All-in-all, a cracking match. Kick-off is at 15h00 SA time.

Teams:

South Africa: 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 Schalk Burger, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 John Smit (captain), 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Deon Carstens, 18 Andries Bekker, 19 Danie Rossouw, 20 Heinrich Brüssow, 21 Jaque Fourie, 22 Morné Steyn.

British and Irish Lions: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Tommy Bowe, 13 Brian O’Driscoll, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Luke Fitzgerald, 10 Stephen Jones, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 David Wallace, 6 Tom Croft, 5 Paul O’Connell (captain), 4 Simon Shaw, 3 Adam Jones, 2 Matthew Rees , 1 Gethin Jenkins.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Sheridan, 17 Ross Ford, 18 Alun Wyn Jones, 19 Martyn Williams, 20 Harry Ellis, 21 Ronan O’Gara, 22 Shane Williams

Referee: Christophe Berdos (France)
Assistant referees: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand), Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
TMO: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)



100 Comments

  • What’s the bet we lose our advantage in the scrums due to it being a Northern ref ……..

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.06.09 13:34:11 by Mephisto_Shark Reply
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  • Come on Boks! Get your shit together!

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.06.09 15:10:24 by klempie Reply
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  • Try Lions.

    0-8

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.06.09 15:12:00 by klempie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 3) : Converted

    0-10

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.06.09 15:13:48 by klempie Reply
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  • Burger’s off for the first ten mins in case anyone cares.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.06.09 15:14:53 by klempie Reply
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  • Burger back. 11 mins.

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.06.09 15:16:24 by klempie Reply
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  • JAY PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    Blazes through the advantage line from a set move off the top of a lineout.

    Ruan hits the upright right in front of the poles. :???:

    5-10

    13 mins

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.06.09 15:18:52 by klempie Reply
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  • Penalty right in front. Bis goes offside at the ruck. :roll:

    5-13

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.06.09 15:20:14 by klempie Reply
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  • 2nd scrum of the game to the Boks on the Lions 5m and Jones drills the front row get a penalty.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.06.09 15:23:51 by klempie Reply
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  • Shaw high-tackle on Smit. Penalty.

    FS to take the kick from 6m from touch. 52m…..aaaaaand missed. :(

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.06.09 15:28:48 by klempie Reply
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  • Jones drop goal after a number of phases about 10m out. Jones has enough and puts it over.

    5-16

    We are nowhere right now. No fluidity.

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.06.09 15:42:23 by klempie Reply
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  • Obstruction by Lions.

    Steyn trying from inside the Bok half 15 m from touch.

    The boy is a machine and puts it over. Thank goodness!!

    HT 8-16.

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.06.09 15:47:53 by klempie Reply
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  • Brussouw needs to come off the bench NOW. They’re murdering us at the breakdown.

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.06.09 15:53:36 by klempie Reply
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  • Gethin Jenkins off after a head-to-head clash with Habana. Sheridan on.

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.06.09 16:06:01 by klempie Reply
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  • We’re now at uncontested scrums as A Jones comes off with awrist injury. I’ve never got this rule. Lame.

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.06.09 16:08:38 by klempie Reply
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  • Dangerous tackle on the Hulk by Rees. Advantage is lost and the whistle goes. Bis then nearly gets it turned against us. :roll:

    Ruan misses.

    8-16 after 49 mins.

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.06.09 16:11:50 by klempie Reply
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  • Bakkies and Sheridan have been given a spanking for their continual misbehaviour. :lol:

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.06.09 16:14:13 by klempie Reply
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  • Chaser is front of Steven Jones. Penalty for Ruan about 7 metres inside Lions territory.

    Pressure kick. He’s missed them all. 45m.

    And he’s missed it again.

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.06.09 16:16:30 by klempie Reply
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  • Fourie on for de Villiers.

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.06.09 16:20:35 by klempie Reply
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  • Bekker and Rossouw on for Botha and Smith

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.06.09 16:24:07 by klempie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 20) : I think that’s a mistake.

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.06.09 16:25:03 by klempie Reply
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  • JS goes offside at the ruck and Jones puts it over.

    8-19

    Steyn on for Ruan.

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.06.09 16:26:30 by klempie Reply
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  • O’Driscoll and Rossouw clash heads also and both get up wobbly.

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.06.09 16:27:56 by klempie Reply
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  • Rossouw is coming off. Brussouw on. The casualty count of this match continues to ramp up.

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.06.09 16:29:20 by klempie Reply
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  • HABANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    Set piece move from the scrum and goes through the about 3 pairs of hands. All of a sudden there’s a gap in the Lions (think S14 final 2007 :razz: ) and Habana scythes through.

    Converted by M Steyn.

    15-19

    O’Driscoll off.

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.06.09 16:32:19 by klempie Reply
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  • Score?

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.06.09 16:34:21 by wpw Reply
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  • The Boks have just poached TWO balls within a minute from the ruck. They are coming back into this.

    There was a penalty awarded in very kickable position but Bis tapped. Possession lost. :roll:

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.06.09 16:34:37 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 27) : how many minutes left of the game?? :)

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.06.09 16:35:43 by s.h.a.r.k.s Reply

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  • Brussouw gets a penalty 45m out when a Lion holds on. M Steyn puts it over!!

    18-19

    68 minutes.

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.06.09 16:36:30 by klempie Reply

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  • The Hulk goes WAAAAAY offside to tackle and gives away a penalty right in front. :roll:

    Jones puts it over.

    18-22

    70 mins

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.06.09 16:38:09 by klempie Reply

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  • Well done Morne Steyn. Sounds like Ruan had a mare with the boot. So much for being the ‘Tiger Woods’ of rugby… :roll:

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.06.09 16:39:05 by wpw Reply
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  • This ref’s awful.

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.06.09 16:39:46 by klempie Reply

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  • excellent..thanks

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.06.09 16:39:57 by s.h.a.r.k.s Reply

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  • High-tackle on Beast by Shaw. Smit chooses the lineout!

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.06.09 16:41:48 by klempie Reply

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  • Come on boys! We can do this!!

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.06.09 16:43:00 by wpw Reply
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  • FOURIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    It goes all the way from the left to the right after the lineout didn’t bear fruit. The backs send it all the way right and Fourie in the corner! TMO takes ages to make the call but eventually given!

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.06.09 16:45:38 by klempie Reply

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  • M Steyn slots the conversion!!!

    24-22

    COME ON BOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKSSSS!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.06.09 16:46:39 by klempie Reply

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  • 75 mins

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.06.09 16:47:21 by klempie Reply

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  • Penalty for I think offsides to the Lions. It’s 5m from touch and about 40m out.

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.06.09 16:49:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 39) : Slotted.

    25-25

    78 mins.

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.06.09 16:50:23 by klempie Reply

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  • Go bokke!!!!!

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.06.09 16:52:59 by s.h.a.r.k.s Reply

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  • Penalty for taking Habana out in the air. M Steyn lininig up a kick in the middle of the field 5m inside his own half….

    IT’S OVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

    THE BOKS WIN!!!!!!!! WHAT A GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.06.09 16:53:41 by klempie Reply

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  • wow…..I’m speechless.

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.06.09 16:54:34 by klempie Reply

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  • GO HOME YOU BLOODY BRITS!!!! MWAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.06.09 16:55:27 by klempie Reply

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  • Simon Shaw is MoM. Think Brussouw shoulda got it. He turned the game.

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.06.09 17:03:43 by klempie Reply

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  • LOL. McGeechan’s mum on the ref.

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.06.09 17:16:08 by klempie Reply

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  • what a game

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.06.09 18:04:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Did you see McGeechan’s interview post-game?

    Went on and on and not one mention of how well the Boks played.
    All we, we, we.
    And that my friends is why they didnt win.
    And that is also why I hope we crush them at Ellis Park.

    Bokke!

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.06.09 18:52:32 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Very strange game and it just goes to show how important continuity is.

    The Lions dominated vast parts fo the game but werent able to pentrate.
    Boks get there and score and it’s mostly because they know each other so well.

    Great game, one for the annuls.

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.06.09 18:53:53 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Well done to PDV and the rest of the coaching team as well!!

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.06.09 19:31:58 by wpw Reply
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  • The game was lost until:
    1 Lions frontrow was injured.
    2 Brussouw came on.
    3 Fourie came on.
    4 Morne Steyn came on.

    The SA coaching team only played a role in the case of Steyn (after vocal advice from the Loftus crowd :smile: ). The other events were due to injuries.

    The Loftus crowd knows their rugby :mrgreen: and can spot the difference between a make-shift flyhalf and a real one.

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.06.09 21:32:14 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 50) : Pity about MJ. The man has been a walking ghost for a while now. His music will live on.

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.06.09 21:35:31 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 48) :

    The press oonference afterwards

    http://www.rugby365.com/tournaments/bilions/news/1765540.htm

    Speaking at a media briefing after the match at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, McGeechan said his team should have won both the first and second internationals.

    “We haven’t had the rub of the green in some of the decisions,” the Lions coach said after the second Test in which the Lions were outscored by three tries to one.

    “In the end the result won’t change and we have to accept that,” McGeechan said, adding: “We could have been sitting here with two wins, we now sit here with two defeats.

    WHINGERS!!

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.06.09 22:04:17 by klempie Reply

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  • well done to the Bokke and thank you M Steyn. If Ruan misses a kick he misses them all day. Good luck for the last test guys.

  • Comment 54, posted at 27.06.09 23:41:05 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Fyndraai
    So you not willing to give the coachin staff any credit for this victory??

  • Comment 55, posted at 28.06.09 12:58:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 55) : you already know the answer, so why ask? Rather just walk away

  • Comment 56, posted at 28.06.09 13:59:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 55) : The coaching staff always gets credit for a victory, they are after all the leadership that assembled the team and set the direction.

    But when I look at the specific events in this game that made the difference (IMO) I do not see much to credit the coaches with.
    It seems to me their actions hindered more than it helped.

  • Comment 57, posted at 28.06.09 17:24:56 by fyndraai Reply
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  • Du Preez crafted both our wingers tries with his superb runs and offloads. Excellent play.

    Schalk is stupid and dirty and should get the book thrown at him.

    Pdv never ceases to amaze me. His stupid, irresponsible and plain ridiculous comments about Schalk eye gouging were a horrible black mark on this test.

    O’gara should get a christmas card from us for not using his brain and kicking the ball out to create an absolute epic draw and a wonderful final test. A real pity this did not happen really as it would have made a superb spectacle of the final game and the Lions have actually been really good this tour.

  • Comment 58, posted at 28.06.09 20:38:31 by beez Reply

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  • Burger Banned for 8 weeks,Botha for 2 weeks.Soory to say, but I for one am one of those NOT Convinced by P De Villiers, sorry he is very inconsistant with remarks,selections and on field replacements. Ironically BOD probably did the Boks a favour taking out Russouw and allowing Brussouw to come on!!!!

  • Comment 59, posted at 29.06.09 02:09:23 by Dynamite Reply

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  • This was in the London Times.

    Peter De Villiers, the home coach, commented thus on the gouging: “It’s sport, man. This is what it’s all about.”

    Does he really think that or is it just another moronic statement?
    Either way the guy is a disgrace.

  • Comment 60, posted at 29.06.09 02:34:28 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 55) : 75% of the boks players pick themselves. any coach could do what div has done. i feel smit does more for the team than div does. the fact that whenever smit is taken off the field or is injured the boks are dismal. if div was injured or rushed to hospital the boks would still win.

  • Comment 61, posted at 29.06.09 07:27:43 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 61) :

    Oh now I get it.

    When the Boks win it is in spite of PDV and the players get ALL the credit but when we lose, it is BECAUSE of him. :???:

    Now I’ve heard it all…

  • Comment 62, posted at 29.06.09 07:37:17 by wpw Reply
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  • @Dynamite (Comment 59) : i don’t understand how bakkies keeps getting away with minimal sentences. the guy is a pig and deserves to get a wake up call. as for schalk, pity he didn’t get banned for 20 weeks to make sure he doesn’t get to play in the tri nations. on current form the guy shouldn’t be playing vodacom cup rugby, nevermind test rugby.

    and juan and spies need to sort out their defence. both missed far too many tackles on saturday. people say the lions attacked ruans channel on saturday, it was spies and juan’s channel they were attacking. and both failed in defence. spies did make some positive runs though.

    far too many boks are getting called up on past achievements, i would like to see players picked on current form for the final bok test. it will be good to see what we have available for the tri nations.

  • Comment 63, posted at 29.06.09 07:39:33 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 63) :

    I’m glad to see you are not critical of Ruan even though he nearly cost us the game.

    Talk about being called up on past achievements, Ruan is nearly top of the pile!!

  • Comment 64, posted at 29.06.09 07:42:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 62) : not at all, div gets no credit or ridicule. he is there to keep the politicians at bay, to keep the boks scandal free. but coaching wise he is inept. i can’t delve further because rob will kick me off.

  • Comment 65, posted at 29.06.09 07:43:18 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 64) : what you on about? ruan missed some kicks that was the some total of his bad day. most the tackles missed were the loosies to make and they were shocking. juan, jean, habana, spies all were poor on defence. the first three are there on past achievements and could easily be replaced without the boks realising they are gone. adi had a poor game last week, but this week he stepped up. fourie dp and jacque fourie are brilliant. frans had a solid game and if he is willing to stay at 15 could be a andre joubert. the tight five (other than bakkies moment’s of stupidity) are brilliant.

    The bok team on current form should be:

    15 frans, 14 habana (i am on the fence, he could easily be replaced but opposition defenders do respect him) 13 jacques 12 wynand 11 jp 10 morne 9 fourie 8 spies (only if he sorts out his defence) 7 deysel 6 brussow 5 matfield 4 bakkies/roussouw 3 smit 2 bis 1 beast.

    backup adi and ruan (as scrummie and flyhalf) in as super subs. bekker backup for matfield. vermaak also should be in the wings.

  • Comment 66, posted at 29.06.09 07:58:34 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 61) :

    “75% of the squad picks itself” – :roll: isn’t this always the case?

    @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 63) :

    Agree about Juan – he looked confused for the whole match. Nothing like the player he “used to be”…time for Deysel to make a serious challenge for that jersey. Maybe not in the Lions tour – but I think Juan’s days are numbered.

    Schalk is a loser. Who misses out of the first 10 minutes of such an important game ? A loser!

    Ruan – is gonna make Percy lose his hair…he didn’t have a good game at all…thank goodness FdP was there to hold his hand. Du Preez was my man of the match.

    Our forwards were a bit too slow for my liking. The support for the man with the ball arrived late…it was frustrating.

    Not our best game – but a good result in the end.(Considering that we we had no homeground advantage) Congratulations to all involved.

  • Comment 67, posted at 29.06.09 08:34:50 by blackshark Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 60) : What a doos. :roll:

  • Comment 68, posted at 29.06.09 09:51:26 by klempie Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 65) : LOL

  • Comment 69, posted at 29.06.09 09:53:12 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 68) : it was certainly a dooslike thing to say.

  • Comment 70, posted at 29.06.09 09:54:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 70) : …but you’re stopping short of actually labeling him as one? :razz:

  • Comment 71, posted at 29.06.09 10:29:49 by klempie Reply

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  • We CANNOT start a game without J Fourie…
    He deserves a place anywhere in the backline ahead of anyone else…(well accpet FdPreez)…and maybe Habana cozz he has been showing some fire since the last few rounds of the S14…

  • Comment 72, posted at 29.06.09 16:11:11 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 72) : does it help that he’s the only LIONS player in the squad?

  • Comment 73, posted at 29.06.09 16:12:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • If we had a fullback in SA then I would have even opted to play Frans and Jaques as the centre paring…

  • Comment 74, posted at 29.06.09 16:18:18 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) :

    He needs to represent!!!!

  • Comment 75, posted at 29.06.09 16:20:08 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 75) : he can play wing instead of JPP

  • Comment 76, posted at 29.06.09 16:21:45 by Rahul Reply

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  • LoL

    But let’s be honest he really makes a big difference on defense and attack…

    Ok given that when he came on the ALB’s (Amateur Lions from Britain) centres were battered and bruised after Schalk bashed with them sooo many times during the game…but he still makes a big difference…had that been either Adi or Jean that try would definitely not have been scored…and once again after he came on our defense just looked better organized…it is like everyone improves in the backline…and it cannot be coincidence…

  • Comment 77, posted at 29.06.09 16:24:30 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 76) :

    He can play flyhalf in place of Ruan even…LoL

  • Comment 78, posted at 29.06.09 16:28:19 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 77) : He did score when he should have been stopped, bouncing the wing off him in the process. I still think the difference was Brussow stealing possesion without being penalised!

  • Comment 79, posted at 29.06.09 16:31:38 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 79) : and Bryce Lawrence tried everything to get the try disallowed… moron

  • Comment 80, posted at 29.06.09 16:38:44 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 80) :

    Bryce is a prize twit. :wink:

  • Comment 81, posted at 29.06.09 16:42:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 81) : he was really getting up my nose… [email protected]

  • Comment 82, posted at 29.06.09 16:49:01 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 82) :

    He has never been one of my favourites, but I have now discovered that it is becasue of his voice. I had much less animosity towards him when he reffed in Dbn and i couldn’t hear his voice. :wink:

  • Comment 83, posted at 29.06.09 16:51:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 79) :

    Yeh but JFourie made that same defensive difference in two weeks now (or maybe the problem is JdV that is very poor in that regard)…
    Brussow did do well come ruck time…but our whole defensive line improves when JFourie came on…
    And the problem was not Schalk…he covered the Lions Centers very well…and as always has a great defensive impact…he even stops hooker in full flight right in their tracks…

    I think the major difference was the Bokke were physical right through and the Lions just could not keep up with the physicality…I told a friend I was watching with that we should take it in the last 20 minutes…and we did…

  • Comment 84, posted at 29.06.09 17:08:03 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 80) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 81) :

    LoL Yeh…he asked the same questions over and over on why it should not be a try…but let’s be honest…after bumping off the “Super Big and Powerful” Lions winger he did excellently staying infield with two other Lions on him…he took notice of every aspect…where his foot should be….the stretch (arm/waste) everything…he is definitely an excellent finisher…and knows how to score…
    He saved us against Wales in last years YET as well…his tries against England in last year’s YET…he knows how to score tries…no matter how bad the pressure…or big the moment…and that is the bonus…his defense is what we missing…

  • Comment 85, posted at 29.06.09 17:21:45 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 84) : ah yes, hookers… those doyens of attacking play.

    Dude – can I please have some of what you’re smoking? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 86, posted at 29.06.09 17:22:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Can I post a few MJ jokes or are the people on here too touchy…

    This is my way of enjoying him post life as much as I did during!!!!

  • Comment 87, posted at 29.06.09 17:22:59 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 86) :

    Sorry meant the prop…LoL…I must have been thinking of Bizz subconsciously…

    The English dude that was in full flight till his body hit that of Schalk…no drive or anything after that…

  • Comment 88, posted at 29.06.09 17:25:42 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 87) : please don’t

  • Comment 89, posted at 29.06.09 17:26:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hello Hmmmmie
    Can you confirm whether Gerhardt Mostert and Doppies are on their way to the Sharks?

  • Comment 90, posted at 29.06.09 17:32:40 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 90) : mostert’s out for the season, Salmo…

  • Comment 91, posted at 29.06.09 17:50:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 91) :
    Who is paying his hospital bills, Lions or Sharks. I presumed he would only be coming after the CC’ if he was comming at all, that is

  • Comment 92, posted at 29.06.09 17:54:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Mostert off to the Sharks?
    O Jinne!!!

  • Comment 93, posted at 29.06.09 17:58:34 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 89) :

    Ok…they are good though!??!

  • Comment 94, posted at 29.06.09 17:59:49 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 62) :

    The STAR was very critical of PdV…even the Sowetan…LoL
    Saying the likes of Burger/Pienaar and Jacobs should have never been selected ahead of Brussouw/MSteyn/JFourie…
    And also brought up the bizzar dictions…

  • Comment 95, posted at 29.06.09 18:10:16 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 90) :

    Sorry Sir…I have been slave driven the last few months and know nothing of that…
    Should I e-mail Olga? LoL

  • Comment 96, posted at 29.06.09 18:13:39 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Oh my word! Hmmm is back… :shock:

  • Comment 97, posted at 29.06.09 21:10:52 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 97) :

    I am not black…I am like MJ…I might have been born black but I am not black anymore….

  • Comment 98, posted at 30.06.09 11:02:19 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 98) :

    As Rob said earlier, what the hell are you smoking??? :roll:

  • Comment 99, posted at 30.06.09 11:16:16 by wpw Reply
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  • Oh a bit of this and a bit of that…

  • Comment 100, posted at 30.06.09 11:29:00 by Hmmm Reply

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