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Q and A with Francois Louw


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Original Content, WP on 22 Oct 2009 at 11:01

Western Province flanker Francois Louw has been kind enough to agree a Q and A with www.sharksworld.co.za

Post your questions in the comments section and the editors will select 15 for Flo to respond to.

Sharksworld.co.za would like to thank Flo for agreeing to this.Check out www.francoislouw.com for some cool WP pics and videos.

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84 Comments

  • And also follow @FloLouw on Twitter … top oke…

    *still thinking*

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.10.09 11:28:22 by blackshark Reply
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  • Q: When does it snow in “Nambabwe”?

    (Tip: When Transvaal win the Curriecup)

    Yes I know it might not be that suitable, so how ’bout giving it to him just as a loosener before the real 15 start ;-)

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.10.09 12:06:53 by Volstruis Reply
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  • Sjoe, tough crowd

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.10.09 12:08:04 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • nice work, Claytie!

    I’ll get the ball rolling.

    Francois – congratulations on an excellent season so in 2009! We’ve had a lot of discussions on this site about the various roles that loose forwards fill within a team. You have played in a number of different positions in the back row. Which is your favourite and why?

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.10.09 12:26:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 3) :

    I have no idea what to ask.. :oops: :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.10.09 12:29:42 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • Francois, with WP narrowly missing the final of the Currie Cup this year, how do you feel about the upcoming season?

    2nd question, with so much looseforward talent at WP and South Africa, does that put you under more pressure to perform? and how difficult will it be to get into the Boks side?

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.10.09 12:46:46 by war1 Reply
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  • Another one – Francois, everyone is suddenly talking about teh “specialist fetcher” role again, especially since Heinrich Brussow has had such a good season. Do you feel that every team absolutely has to have a “Brussow-clone” in order to compete, or can effective counter-rucking still nullify the threat posed by a ball thief?

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.10.09 12:55:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    You just want him to second your point about Deysel!! :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.10.09 13:02:54 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 8) : ha ha! You know me too well.

    But tell me, Auntie Ice… how else to we get Wrecking Ball Vic Alberts into the side without losing Deysel or Kanko?

    Kanko at outside centre…?

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.10.09 13:06:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) :

    I dunno Vic – 6?, Deysel 7 and Kanko 8? Or push him to lock if you want.. :mrgreen:

    For a moment I thought you wrote “Heindrich Clown”..hahaha

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.10.09 13:11:09 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 10) :

    Okay – he is 1.92, 116kg..mmmmmmmmm..I give up! Next question!

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.10.09 13:14:04 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 11) : he’s about the same height as Wolla – and a fair bit heavier.

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.10.09 13:17:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 11) : @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    Bench…thats it…why does all 3 have to be on the field at they same time? Bring up a supersub – why should we have mediocre players on the bench..

    And with THAT – we defnitely need Brussouw now.. :wink:

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.10.09 13:20:37 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • It was about a year ago that I was pushing for the Sharks to get Len Olivier…pity I never saw him in action…

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.10.09 13:24:41 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 13) : i’ll tell Keegan :-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.10.09 13:35:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :

    He’s so busy with Playing Batchelor of the month that he might not even notice! :mrgreen:

    But – give hime the message..maybe he’ll step up his game..no place for sentiments, Robbo – you know its a hard world!! :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.10.09 13:48:32 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • When is the hearing of the biting incident going to take place. The media doesnt seem to know, have you been informed about the date.

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.10.09 14:24:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) :

    And teh Muller story?

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.10.09 14:29:17 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 18) :
    Forgot about that one.
    Maybe that is the plan, hoping we will forget about these incidents.

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.10.09 14:55:48 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 19) :

    But why?

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.10.09 15:02:43 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • SHEESH People!! Help Claytie out here man – we need to get more questions for the guy!

    (It would help if the WP supporters would stop hiding a bit after Saturday and get to the site.. :roll: :twisted: )

    Us Sharks cannot always cover for you, you know!

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.10.09 15:42:45 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • Okay – my question to Flo:

    Did you have to get a Tetanus Injection after the biting incident? Or did Van Dyk’s teeth crack on the steel? :wink:

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.10.09 15:52:28 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 20) :
    Maybe the evidence is flimsy.
    Surely if they were serious then something would have happened by now.

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.10.09 15:52:33 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 23) :

    You must be right…butin the biting thing – are they not waiting for Van Dyk to get back into the country? He’s / was on holiday overseas or something..

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.10.09 15:58:22 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 22) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.10.09 16:09:28 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 21) : lol ill leave the thread up till tomorrow afternoon and see how it goes.

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.10.09 16:11:24 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 16) : yup.

    Apparently the Sharks squad are having their “performance reviews” today

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.10.09 16:18:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ok my question–
    Which Rugby player has been your biggest inspiration? And why?

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.10.09 16:24:24 by Miguel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :

    eeeessshhhhh…some might not be all that wonderful..then again – others stepped up beautifully!

    Would love to see their own appraisals of themselves.. :lol:

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.10.09 16:25:15 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @Miguel (Comment 28) :

    i can answer that, but I will let him answer.. :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.10.09 16:26:15 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @Miguel (Comment 28) : Wahl Bartmann. It’s the ears.

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.10.09 16:27:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    i reckon its his granpa…should we bet on this one? ;-)

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.10.09 16:29:52 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : haha interesting thought.. from the evidence we have seen over the past say 10 years i think its safe to say loose forwards peak early and fullbacks late

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.10.09 16:30:05 by Miguel Reply
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  • Do rugby players get all the hot chicks when out and about?

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.10.09 16:40:58 by xtal Reply

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  • Is the mood in the WP camp really the one 4 all and all 4 one as presented in the media?

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.10.09 16:44:57 by xtal Reply

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  • @xtal (Comment 34) : nope – that’s the rugby journos :)

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.10.09 16:55:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ok my question: The pressure on all players of your caliber is tremendous and the squad seems to be very close knit. How do you relax away from the game?

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.10.09 18:36:56 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Hi Francois,

    Do you ever feel additional pressure to perform seeing as your grandfather is a legend of WP rugby???

    Another question: Who are your best mates in the team?? Bash Grant perhaps?? ;-)

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.10.09 06:48:20 by wpw Reply
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  • Hey Flo!

    How much influence do coaches have on “professional” players ?

    Is it more of a guiding role or do they really teach old dogs new tricks?

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.10.09 10:05:11 by blackshark Reply

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  • Pressure wise how does Curriecup rugby compare to S14, do you prefer one above the other and is there a huge difference in the coaching styles and gameplans with Allister in the CC and Rassie in the S14?

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.10.09 10:25:31 by Volstruis Reply

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  • Francois, isn’t it a little insulting for a player of your calibre that the Sharks have not tired to poach you?

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.10.09 13:12:23 by Loosehead Reply

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  • Francois, what will the WP squad be doing next Saturday afternoon while the Cheetahs take on the Bulls in the CC final?

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.10.09 13:15:48 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 41) : do you know that for a fact? :)

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.10.09 13:23:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Francois, do you have any idea why you can never find a Cheetahs supporter during the Super 14, yet when the Currie Cup is on, suddenly there are lots of them?

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.10.09 13:30:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : :lol: Ask that one to Helgard Muller

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.10.09 14:06:47 by Volstruis Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : Ouch! :razz:

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.10.09 14:14:40 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : But to be fair I am always around. :lol:

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.10.09 14:15:55 by Loosehead Reply

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  • I d love to ask him about the West Coast drivers licences that were given to some of the Stormers players, but I wont.

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.10.09 14:18:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 48) :

    Elaborate..

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.10.09 14:20:34 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • Damn it, I see I was thinking out loud again.

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.10.09 14:21:59 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 48) : For the Harleys?

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.10.09 14:22:53 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 50) : @provincejoulekkading (Comment 51) :

    Okay….go on…. :grin:

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.10.09 14:24:17 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 48) :
    I dont think Im allowed to, what say you rob.

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.10.09 14:24:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 53) :

    Why do you have to ask and live by the rules??? Be a rebel and disobey some rules and give us the dirty!! :twisted:

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.10.09 14:26:39 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 51) :
    Harleys….. Veldrif (I think)…..licence with no tests…..ignorance that you actually need a test….give back licence……shhhhhh

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.10.09 14:27:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) : All i said was Harleys

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.10.09 14:28:24 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) : @provincejoulekkading (Comment 56) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.10.09 14:29:34 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 54) :
    See 51

    I remember when it happened, somebody posted it here and it was frowned upon.

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.10.09 14:30:50 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • You guys are worse skinnerbekke than woman!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 23.10.09 14:32:12 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 59) :
    Really, you’re the one that dragged it out of us. :twisted:

  • Comment 60, posted at 23.10.09 14:39:48 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 60) :

    You guys are such easy pray… :twisted:

  • Comment 61, posted at 23.10.09 14:41:16 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • Are you happy with Schalk as captain next season?

  • Comment 62, posted at 23.10.09 14:46:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • Kallie Woekie – lazy, useless or stupid?

    Or all of the above?

  • Comment 63, posted at 23.10.09 14:48:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 63) :
    Misunderstood.

  • Comment 64, posted at 23.10.09 14:49:25 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 64) : His English not good? Thought so. Plus Rassie speaks with an accent. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 65, posted at 23.10.09 14:51:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • You guys are a riot!!! :lol:

  • Comment 66, posted at 23.10.09 15:23:53 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 65) :

    You recovered from the shock yet?? :lol:

  • Comment 67, posted at 23.10.09 15:24:21 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 67) : :mrgreen: Not really shocked but lekker de moer in for that fijian. He’s definitely not getting a Xmas card from me. :twisted:

  • Comment 68, posted at 23.10.09 15:28:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 67) : Plus I carent access the site from work. As a result I’m being way to productive, analyst reckon we’re even coming out of the recession. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 23.10.09 15:31:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 68) :

    LOL!!

  • Comment 70, posted at 23.10.09 15:33:54 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 68) :

    He is such a fine player. :evil:

    I think he is actually too good for his teammates and ‘ahead of them’ when it comes to decision making, etc…

  • Comment 71, posted at 23.10.09 15:35:31 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 69) :

    Was wondering where you were…cant Rob make a plan.. just cannot imagine you being productive!! :lol:

  • Comment 72, posted at 23.10.09 15:35:51 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 71) :

    I bet that was EXACTLY what you were saying at the dying moments of last Saturdays game… :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 73, posted at 23.10.09 15:37:11 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 71) : If you say so. ;-)

  • Comment 74, posted at 23.10.09 15:39:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 71) :

    Very “above” head when he made his last decision on Saturday.. :twisted:

  • Comment 75, posted at 23.10.09 15:43:22 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • Time for a nap. Flu like symptoms and all that.

    Take care y’all.

    Haak Vrystaat!

  • Comment 76, posted at 23.10.09 15:44:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 76) :

    Cheers – becareful for Swine flue or Measles!! ;-)

  • Comment 77, posted at 23.10.09 15:49:22 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 69) : did they cotton on?

  • Comment 78, posted at 23.10.09 16:14:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Loosehead (Comment 47) : you are. Around… just not all that talkative :)

  • Comment 79, posted at 23.10.09 16:16:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 78) : Not sure. :|

  • Comment 80, posted at 23.10.09 16:59:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : I laaaaik this blog when the States are winning!

  • Comment 81, posted at 23.10.09 17:21:50 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 80) : so are it not functional anymore, or are it? :)

    Oh wait – you’ve been sick. Never mind :)

  • Comment 82, posted at 23.10.09 17:32:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Loosehead (Comment 81) : hey – just occurred to me. Where’s ou WiLlEm? Was expecting him to come and have a gloat tOO :)

  • Comment 83, posted at 23.10.09 17:33:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • How Louw can you really go?

  • Comment 84, posted at 24.10.09 06:51:37 by Rahul Reply

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