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Burger back in Tri-Nations touring squad

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 9 Aug 2009 at 05:01
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The president of the South African Rugby Union, Oregan Hoskins, and Springbok coach Peter de Villiers on Saturday named a squad of 27 for the away leg of the Vodacom Tri-Nations.

Four players were added to the squad of 23 that did duty during the three home tests, in which the Springboks were unbeaten.

The four new players in the squad are Vodacom Western Province flanker Schalk Burger, Sharks loose forward Ryan Kankowski, Vodacom Blue Bulls prop Gurthrö Steenkamp and Sharks winger Odwa Ndungane. All of them were in action earlier in the year against the British & Irish Lions.

The squad departs South Africa on Monday, August 24. Their first game is on Saturday, August 29 against the Wallabies in Perth. A week later, on Saturday, September 5, they meet Australia again, this time in Brisbane, before concluding the tour in Hamilton against the All Blacks on Saturday, September 12.

The Springbok tour squad is:

John Smit –The Sharks, Captain
Victor Matfield – Vodacom Blue Bulls, Vice-Captain
Andries Bekker – Vodacom Western Province
Bakkies Botha – Vodacom Blue Bulls
Heinrich Brüssow – Vodacom Free State Cheetahs
Schalk Burger – Vodacom Western Province
Bismarck du Plessis – The Sharks
Jannie du Plessis – The Sharks
Ryan Kankowski – The Sharks
Tendai Mtawarira – The Sharks
Chiliboy Ralepelle – Vodacom Blue Bulls
Danie Rossouw – Vodacom Blue Bulls
Juan Smith – Vodacom Free State Cheetahs
Pierre Spies – Vodacom Blue Bulls
Gurthrö Steenkamp – Vodacom Blue Bulls

Jean de Villiers – Vodacom Western Province
Fourie du Preez – Vodacom Blue Bulls
Jaque Fourie – Xerox Lions
Bryan Habana – Vodacom Blue Bulls
Adi Jacobs – The Sharks
Ricky Januarie – Vodacom Western Province
Odwa Ndungane – The Sharks
Wynand Olivier – Vodacom Blue Bulls
Ruan Pienaar – The Sharks
JP Pietersen – The Sharks
Frans Steyn – The Sharks
Morné Steyn – Vodacom Blue Bulls

SA Rugby.


  • my FL already sucks and now this :cry: better luck next time i guess

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.08.09 11:46:04 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • Go The BOKS!! After another sickeningly Biased commentary by Phil Kerns & Co. I for one wish the Boks would thrash these Idiods silly. Practically everytime Backies tackled somebody they would say” see that sneaky elbow, knee” etc etc. The ref was useless, Boks were mindless chickens, comments like can they even pass the ball, ha Habana Knocked on because he hasn’t seen the ball all day. Who gives a S#&t the Boks won and they are unable to stomach that, I was of the opinion last week that Fox & Co were useless but these Ausies take the cake. They love calling the Poms Wingers, but these guys have actually mastered winging. They were practically Braying Like Mules when the Ausies scored their first try, and the from then on were constantly trying to see reasons for the Boks to be penalised. Also I see Giteu is getting off scot free after blatently trying to Hurt Du Preez, imagine if a Bok Player had done that on one of their influential players. The Boks would once again be branded World Wide as Dirty Players. According to the Ausie commentary team ” what damage could a 10 pound person do?” As I said said at the Beginning I hope the Boks not only beat these wingers, but that the thrash them. :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.08.09 23:19:16 by Dynamite Reply

    DynamiteVodacom Cup player
  • He’ll struggle to get back in the starting XV imo.

    Brussow too good at the mo.

    On the bench at best.

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.08.09 09:22:01 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Oh and that nutsack Giteau getting off scot-free irks me just a little.

    Wonder what would have happened if a certain John Philip Botha did the same thing? :evil:

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.08.09 09:24:33 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Where is everybody? :shock:

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.08.09 09:25:34 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 5) : publick holiday in the republick

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.08.09 09:29:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Oh right. :smile:

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.08.09 09:33:46 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 7) : yup. Lucky so-and-so’s!

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.08.09 09:50:33 by robdylan Reply
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