Clayton(PJLD)

Jack won’t see out season


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 4 Sep 2009 at 08:21

Cape Town – Chris Jack, the All Blacks lock who has been a key factor in Western Province’s surge to the top of the Absa Currie Cup table, will not be able to aid the cause right through to a possible final.

That was confirmed by WP Rugby managing director Rob Wagner in response to an email query from Sport24 on Tuesday.

Coach Allister Coetzee was quoted earlier in the week as saying it “looked positive” that the veteran second-rower would stay on for a few more weeks in the Currie Cup.

But if that sparked hopes among trophy-starved Province fans that he might see service all the way to a likely semi-final on October 17 and then possible final a fortnight later, then Wagner’s reply to this organ has dashed them.

“We are (busy) finalising Chris’s last match for the Currie Cup,” he said.

“However, he will definitely not be available for the entire Currie Cup season – this was the negotiation from the outset, particularly as Andries Bekker would have returned (from Springbok duty) by the time of his departure. Unfortunately Andries is now injured.”

Bekker damaged a shoulder after coming off the bench for the Boks in their Subiaco Oval triumph over Australia last Saturday, and early estimates are that he will be sidelined for around four weeks.

Compounding problems in an area where WP had suddenly looked unusually blessed a few weeks back – Anton van Zyl has proved a similarly inspired recruit from the Lions and forged a strong alliance with Jack – Adriaan Fondse has been ruled out by injury for the remainder of the Currie Cup campaign.

Jack flew in to Cape Town from London at the start of the 2009 competition after a spell with Saracens, and has been re-contracted to the New Zealand Rugby Union for the next two years, up to the 2011 World Cup on Kiwi soil.

“Chris has made a huge impression with Western Province,” Wagner said in tribute. “His vast Test experience has been invaluable and he has been great in both his mentoring and playing capacities.

“His fellow locks have learnt a great deal from him since his arrival at the beginning of July.

“In fact, all the New Zealanders we have contracted over the years – namely (flank) Duane Monkley, (flyhalf) Tony Brown and Chris Jack – have been inspirational and left their marks in WP rugby.”

For the moment, WP fans can take comfort in the fact that the Jack-Van Zyl firm is likely to do second-row duty this Saturday at Newlands against a dangerous Blue Bulls team, presumably smarting from their upset derby loss to the Lions at Coca-Cola Park.

Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer writing fir www.sport24.com



79 Comments

  • Was good while it lasted. :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.09.09 09:33:44 by McLovin Reply
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  • Bummer that Fondse is out injured

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.09.09 09:36:54 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • WP must just not now come and steel Sykes… :roll:

    Or maybe they can offer retrenchement packages to Victoria and Bullebakkies… :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.09.09 09:50:16 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • hmmm… better get those log points while you can, boys. My, but van Zyl and Lobberts are going to struggle as a starting lock combo in the semis…

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.09.09 09:50:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • so when exactly is last game gonna be? does it really make a difference to stay one month longer?

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.09.09 09:52:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 3) : maybe we can give them pie-boy Hargreaves instead.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.09.09 09:53:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 5) : I reckon he’ll be around for two more weeks… after next weekend’s games, the Boks should be back.

    Not that it will help WP much.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.09.09 09:54:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : he’s too young, isn’t he. WP likes older guys – though they may start fishiong for Albert :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.09.09 09:58:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : You are ending your love affair with Alli?

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.09.09 10:00:55 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :

    Agree 100%!!

    @rekinek (Comment 8) :

    Too true!! :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.09.09 10:02:09 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Lobberts is playing for Woland today….so can he or can’t he play for Province?

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.09.09 10:03:06 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 9) :

    Rob is not into ‘Fatties”… :wicked:

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.09.09 10:04:15 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 11) :

    Hi there Moeder!! ;-)

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.09.09 10:08:04 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 9) : we’ve been drifting apart for a while now. The magic is gone :)

    @rekinek (Comment 8) : tell you what, Albert is far from finished. He’d make a good buy

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.09.09 10:08:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 11) : no – he’s been withdrawn. I think they anticipated that they might need him later and that there’d be moerse kak if he played for them after playing for Boland…

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.09.09 10:09:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : Yeah …thanks Rob…only picked that up on the other thread just now!! No Jack & doubtful Bekker….so recall Lobberts…at least they got something right :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.09.09 10:11:38 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 13) : Hi! Still :sad: about no going to have steak & red wine with you ;-)

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.09.09 10:13:21 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 17) :

    Believe me – I am even more dissapointed!! :sad:

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.09.09 10:18:40 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • Bekker WILL be back for the semis and take his place on the wing!! :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.09.09 10:30:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 16) : really? :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.09.09 10:31:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : so have you changed your mind about him again?

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.09.09 10:32:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.09.09 10:34:54 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :

    I had such a laugh at the “ratings” of the Boks in the Rapport last week after the game..Victor got an 8 0r a 9 – but the guy said something to the effect “Victor might be getting a bit slow on the wing but is still King in the line-outs” :)

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.09.09 10:35:29 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :

    Rob, we all know Wes is worse than a womann when it comes to mind changing! :twisted:

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.09.09 10:37:20 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 24) : :twisted: naas wun

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.09.09 10:41:09 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • can someone please email pdv highlights of the wp vs sharks game so he can see how [email protected] johan muller was?…bad mistake pdv! Muller was captain when we got pomped 49-0

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.09.09 10:46:14 by quota Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 26) : apparently none of the Valke locks had a valid passport…

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.09.09 10:49:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @quota (Comment 26) :

    At least he wont be Captian..

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.09.09 10:50:02 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :

    HAHAHAHAHA – what you mean – those okes all need passports to stay there!! :lol:

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.09.09 10:51:12 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @quota (Comment 26) : that was in 2006 – Muller captained in 2007.

    @robdylan (Comment 27) : he will not play at all – my guess

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.09.09 10:52:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • Tell you who was a good captain – Captain Kirk. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.09.09 10:53:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 29) : Plus to leave uhm.. (where are the valke from?) would be in violation of their parole conditions. :wink:

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.09.09 10:54:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 32) :

    Manne van ddie Panne!! Brakpan, Boksburg, Springs, Benoni, Witbank…that about sums it up and says it all… :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.09.09 10:57:06 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 33) :

    Simply…the Far East.. ;-)

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.09.09 10:57:44 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • Tiaan Strauss handing out Bok jerseys tomorrow

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.09.09 10:59:48 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 32) : BRAKPAN!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.09.09 11:02:04 by willa Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 35) : Wonder how the Aussies feel about that. One of ‘their own’ ex-players ‘helping’ the Boks. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.09.09 11:02:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 30) : I suspect you are right

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.09.09 11:03:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 35) : they should make him give very one of his back. Turncoat!

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.09.09 11:04:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 35) :
    I really admired that guy..both as a player & a person.
    Not bad looking either :smile:

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.09.09 11:04:44 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 30) : quite correct reks, that’s when he moaned that richie mccaw is a cheat “if richie mccaw was, you know, blonde & wore a green jumper, you know, he’d been yellow carded already for the things that he does” sour!

    @robdylan (Comment 27) : who needs passports in brakpan? Even gbs doesn’t have one & he owns a website…lol

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.09.09 11:05:12 by quota Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 33) : @willa (Comment 36) : Thanks. Never had the privilege of visiting those places. :smile:

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.09.09 11:05:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : Sorry Rob!!!
    Tell me, have the rules now changed, or can a professional player play for different countries?

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.09.09 11:07:09 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 43) : the rules have changed now. You cannot represent more than one country

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.09.09 11:09:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 42) : I have driven through… at speed! :)

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.09.09 11:10:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 43) : If he has played top flight for his country he cant play for another.Even if it was 7s

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.09.09 11:14:56 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @quota (Comment 41) : so has Keo shut down yet? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.09.09 11:15:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 46) : unless he’s a New Zealander like Steve Devine because the IRB are their biatches

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.09.09 11:16:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 42) : i have and its scary, most of the supporters dont have teeth, and one big guy in the bathroom ripped a urinal out of the wall and threw it at me after they lost,then he went to his car and wanted to stab me for having a sharks jersey on, and when the security took him away i took out his windscreen with a 5 iron :lol: alcohol bad :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.09.09 11:16:53 by willa Reply

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  • So who’s seen District 9? Receiving rave reviews over here.

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.09.09 11:19:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 49) : :shock: Golf clubs at a rugby game? Obviously not your first visit then? :lol:

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.09.09 11:24:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 49) : :shock:

    I went to Valke – Sharks game last year (though mind you this one was in Kempton Park) I don’t think I’ve seen any Valke supporters there (maybe 2) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.09.09 11:24:46 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : Thanks..I thought so.
    @provincejoulekkading (Comment 46) : I presume this also applies to age group levels as well?

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.09.09 11:26:47 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 52) : was also there, that was good fun, just to windy, my beer kept filling up with grass that they threw over the ground to make it look like a rugby field :mrgreen:
    @McLovin (Comment 51) : i always have my clubs with me just in case, he he

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.09.09 11:28:25 by willa Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 53) : No sir

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.09.09 11:32:07 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 55) : “sir” :???:

  • Comment 56, posted at 04.09.09 11:35:50 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 56) : i didnt mean sir sir

  • Comment 57, posted at 04.09.09 11:42:20 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • :oops:

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.09.09 11:43:09 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 57) :

    :mrgreen: You meant sir as in Ma’am Sir?? :twisted:

  • Comment 59, posted at 04.09.09 11:44:39 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 58) :
    Never mind..I still love you…even if you do support WP :lol:

  • Comment 60, posted at 04.09.09 11:49:06 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • Good times

  • Comment 61, posted at 04.09.09 11:58:28 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :

    Nope, he is a very good player but he needs to stay out the backline!!!

  • Comment 62, posted at 04.09.09 12:09:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 62) : I personally feel that the only value he ever adds is when he’s in the backline. He’s a KAK tight forward.

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  • Comment 64, posted at 04.09.09 12:29:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sweet or Dry?

    New research by scientists in Australia and Britain showed that drinkers who preferred a sweet taste in wine were more likely to be impulsive while those who chose dry varieties had greater openness.

  • Comment 65, posted at 04.09.09 13:15:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 65) :

    I chose dry…

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 66) :

    choose.. :oops:

  • Comment 67, posted at 04.09.09 13:20:53 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • I choosh dry too..

  • Comment 68, posted at 04.09.09 13:24:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 68) :

    But I can be very impulsive… :roll: I might have muskadel of sherry (although I also prefer medium cream) but I like sweeter sparkling wine – dry if its the geuine thing..

    I guess I am still worse than WES if it comes to making up my mind!! :mrgreen:

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 69) : Sounds like you just like drinking. :wink:

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  • @McLovin (Comment 68) : Me2!!!

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  • @McLovin (Comment 70) :

    …also true,…it makes other peopl e interesting and even attractive sometomes.. :lol:

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 72) : Makes me very attractive and clever and strong and opinionated. IMO of course. :mrgreen: :lol:

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  • Men and women with thighs over 60cm in circumference have a lower risk of heart disease and early death, a study of 3,000 people suggests.

  • Comment 74, posted at 04.09.09 13:45:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 73) : :roll:

  • Comment 75, posted at 04.09.09 13:45:20 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 71) : Make mine a double. :smile:

  • Comment 76, posted at 04.09.09 13:47:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 74) :

    So if you have thunder thighs you are better off?? :shock:

    Wheres the nearest Steers – you mean all these years of trying to keep “in shape” was for nothing?? :roll:

    @McLovin (Comment 73) :

    It makes me one hell of a dancer!! :lol:

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 77) :
    @McLovin (Comment 74) :
    Always knew I had a good chance of living a long time..but now I’m convinced :grin:

  • Comment 78, posted at 04.09.09 13:51:46 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 77) : Lets just say I’m somewhat sceptical. No mention of an upper limit though. :lol:

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