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Rose missing from Lions


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Lions on 26 Aug 2009 at 04:41
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Earl Rose appears to have run out of chances at the Lions.

Pieter Jordaan writes for Sport 24 that, the erratic utility back was nowhere to be seen at the Lions’ training session at the Johannesburg Stadium on Tuesday.

The match day 22 for Saturday’s Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls was to be selected from Tuesday’s training quad.

Rose, 25, has been the Lions’ fullback in the absence of the injured Louis Ludik. However, his place is in jeopardy after another poor performance last Saturday against Western Province,

Rose may lose his place to another Earl – Earl Lewis from the University of Johannesburg. Lewis trained at fullback on Tuesday.

Rose is probably not the only Lions player that is due to get the axe. Wing Henno Mentz may also be left out following his poor performance against WP.

Rose and Mentz have not shaped up in the Currie Cup. Johan Jackson, who sustained a knee injury against Griquas, may return as a wing.

The return of Cobus Grobbelaar (flank) and Willem Alberts (No 8) following their recovery from injury appears to be a certainty.

Pieter Engelbrecht trained at inside centre and may replace Doppies la Grange. Another centre – Walter Venter – is training again.

However, it is believed that he has lost 6kg after being sidelined with swine flu.

Rose’s omission will be the one that will raise the most eyebrows. Springbok coach Peter de Villiers rates him highly as a flyhalf and believes he can still add value to the national team in the future.

However, Rose has become a target for jeering from spectators and it has not been limited to away matches.



20 Comments

  • Maybe he had a good excuse for not being at training. :wink:

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.08.09 09:30:09 by McLovin Reply
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  • Rose should go abroad and either mae it or break it – away from the pressure of the boos etc.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.08.09 10:02:45 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 2) : spot on

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.08.09 10:03:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • damn, bloody rain has ruined my run plans

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.08.09 10:14:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rugby365′s match report was pretty scathing of Rose, saying he shouldn’t be playing at this level. Imagine him at Tri Nations level?

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.08.09 10:29:28 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : HOW?

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.08.09 10:31:49 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 5) : They should test his testosterone levels. Might be a bit low. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.08.09 10:33:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 6) : like I wanted to go for a morning run, but it’s raining

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.08.09 10:41:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :

    I wish I could use rain for an excuse. :roll: :razz:

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.08.09 10:44:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : ummm – how about the hot desert wind? Can’t remember what the Arabian version is, but in the Sahara it’s called a sirocco…

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.08.09 10:48:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    I just call it the bloody hot wind. :razz:

    Humidity is the BIG killer at the moment, you walk out of a building and have to stand still for AT LEAST a minute while you wait for the condenstaion to clear of your glasses. :oops:

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.08.09 10:54:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Unless its storming you have no excuse.

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.08.09 11:30:47 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • I don’t run. Just don’t. :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.08.09 11:40:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 12) : ok, ok – I went. 7 km in just under 49 minutes.

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.08.09 12:49:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • how this guy gets so much coverage amazes me. he is a kak player. lets not get our tutu’s all messed up over him.

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.08.09 13:02:28 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 15) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.08.09 13:56:21 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Good boy :razz:

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.08.09 15:06:15 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 17) : thanks. Scoobie snack?

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.08.09 15:13:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : @provincejoulekkading (Comment 17) : get a room.

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.08.09 15:22:41 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • Best news I got in a long time…LOL!

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.08.09 18:31:50 by walter van Lions World Reply

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