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Watson a ‘cancer’ in the Bok team


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news on 13 Nov 2009 at 09:42

The Luke Watson ‘puking on the Bok jersey saga’ is about to be re-opened by the revelation that all-conquering Bok captain John Smit regards him as having had a “cancerous” effect on members of the national team.

The current Bok and World Cup-winning rugby captain, Smit, pulls no punches in a new book to be published this weekend.

Written with The Mercury‘s Mike Greenaway, Captain In The Cauldron also reveals that former Sharks Ollie le Roux and Chris Rossouw were involved in “a poisonous collaboration” against a number of younger Sharks players.

According to a preview of the book, to hit the bookshelves this weekend, Smit says that Watson had a “cancerous” effect on members of the national team, while he also gives the inside story behind the notorious Kamp Staaldraad, and what he terms the rugby “treachery” of former Sharks front ranker Ollie le Roux.

Watson caused a major stir last year when he told a public gathering in a speech that he felt so “sick” about wearing the Bok jersey that he wanted to vomit on it.

The notorious Watson speech, first revealed by rugby365.com, caused a worldwide outcry and Smit’s revelation that the Bok team was being destroyed by the Watson cancer will surely cause another tsunami-like outburst.

Watson, who was widely booed at stadiums around the country, even his home ground of Newlands, after his speech became public, has since left the country to join English Premiership club Bath.

The book also outlines Smit’s assessments of Bok and Sharks coaches.

On the one hand there is Kevin Putt’s double-speak and Rudolf Straeuli’s overly militaristic 2003 World Cup campaign; on the other he is full of praise for Dick Muir, John Plumtree, Jake White and Peter de Villiers.

“Those guys taught me a lot about what not to do in a team environment.”

During practice, Smit wrote, Le Roux would deliberately hold back against the scrummaging machine – his way “of telling me that I needed to know my place”.

As senior front rankers they had wanted to control the team and, night after night, he says, they had accused Smit and Craig Davidson of causing a rift in the team. He was appalled at the treatment meted out to former Sharks captain Wayne Fyvie – a true son of KwaZulu-Natal, who had put his body on the line in every match.

Smit is, however, very passionate about the Sharks and full of praise for the their set-up.

While much has already been written on Kamp Staaldraad, Smit relates how this over-the-top militarism did not stop with Smit himself having to rip the head off a live chicken. The campaign was carried into the 2003 World Cup in Australia. In a stupid attempt to bring back memories of Staaldraad they were served chicken legs and eggs. They had guards posted at their doors and were trailed by the coach’s spies (their chief Adriaan Heijns, a former undercover agent in the SA Police Force, being dubbed 000 by the players) wherever they went.

“All that suffering in the pit achieved nothing, in fact it had set us back,” Smit says.

Other than that, Smit writes warmly of Straeuli (now involved in the Sharks). He credits Straeuli with having done a lot of good – restoring discipline after the Sharks’ horrible 2000 tour. He was tough and worked hard.

“While a happy-go-lucky bloke on a personal level, Straeuli was afraid the players would behave as he had. As a result he had become very conservative.” This over-the-top discipline had the opposite effect: it annoyed the players.

While he supports the goals of transformation, Smit also has some strong things to say about the role of some of the sport’s administrators. Sadly, he thinks they are there for personal benefit, rather than for the good of rugby.

He relates how former Rugby Union deputy president Mike Stofile had never supported Smit in any way and had made his views known through the media.

It had hardly filled him with confidence to know that his employer felt that way about him.

However, Smit said, it did not take him long to get over things because Stofile lost his credibility through his actions.

Smit deals with his own leadership style, personal life and love for his family in some detail – relating how his romantic plan to propose to his then girlfriend (now wife), Roxy, on top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, went comically wrong.

He relates how some referees made critical mistakes and describes a number of funny on-field incidents, one involving Bakkies Botha grabbing the loud-mouthed Lions scrumhalf Mike Phillips by the collar, winding up his right arm for a punch and then cooing: “How about dinner on Tuesday?”

Smit lists his funniest “team” (in terms of fun-makers and spirit builders) as being (in sequence from player number 15 to number 1) Percy Montgomery, Jaque Fourie, Robbie Fleck, Trevor Halstead, Jean de Villiers, Butch James, Craig Davidson, Braam Immelman, Schalk Burger, Shane Chorley, Pieter Myburgh, Bakkies Botha, Adrian Garvey, Pieter Dixon and Deon Carstens.

His best “team” (from people he played with) he lists as Percy Montgomery, Napolioni Nalaga, Jaque Fourie, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana, Henry Honiball, Fourie du Preez, Gary Teichmann, Andre Venter, Schalk Burger, Victor Matfield, Bakkies Botha, CJ van der Linde, Bismarck du Plessis and Os du Randt.

With thanks to The Mercury



146 Comments

  • I predict 1000 comments on this thread!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.11.09 09:43:50 by wpw Reply
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  • He relates how some referees made critical mistakes and describes a number of funny on-field incidents, one involving Bakkies Botha grabbing the loud-mouthed Lions scrumhalf Mike Phillips by the collar, winding up his right arm for a punch and then cooing: “How about dinner on Tuesday?”

    :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.11.09 09:52:28 by wpw Reply
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  • Not so sure about books like this… what goes on tour…

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.11.09 09:53:33 by Big Fish Reply
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  • But cancer can be cured :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.11.09 09:57:06 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    Now i REALLY want this book!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.11.09 10:02:26 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 3) :

    I am sure he knew where to stop with the “embroidery of the toerlappie”.. ;-)

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.11.09 10:03:46 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 4) : It can? :shock:

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.11.09 10:13:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 5) :

    Me too!! ;-)

    I also want a chess set!!! :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.11.09 10:14:59 by wpw Reply
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  • Jake White’s book spelled the end of his career….I hope the same doesn’t apply to John Smit…. :roll:

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.11.09 10:22:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 7) : guess who wins the prize for changing their userpic most often… :)

    You managed to get a pass for the Sarries game, BTW?

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.11.09 10:23:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) :

    Only if Ollie and Mike can do sumthing of teh sorts.. :twisted:

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.11.09 10:27:26 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : :mrgreen: We’re closing in on Xmas. I have about another 10 pics to get through before then. :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.11.09 10:28:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : I are going to Wembley on Tuesday. Missus in tow.

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.11.09 10:30:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • ‘He never tried to become a part of us. I think he really wanted to play for South Africa but couldn’t stand the environment, and the truth is that he irritated the living shit out of the guys. I had players in my ear about him every flipping day. He was referred to as “the cancer” of the team.’

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.11.09 10:36:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) :

    Your interpretation or a quote from the book?

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.11.09 10:38:07 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : nice one. No kids, right? :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.11.09 10:39:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Yip. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.11.09 10:40:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : You excited about Bok van Blerk performing some songs? That’s worth the admission fee alone. :wink: :twisted:

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.11.09 10:42:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 15) :

    Quote!!

    Found it on Voldy!! :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.11.09 10:43:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) :

    Almost sounded like “miscletoe”.. :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.11.09 10:43:40 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 20) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.11.09 10:46:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 11) :

    Me??

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.11.09 10:47:49 by Ollie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 18) : oh really? Didn’t know about that. I’ll aim to leave the pub just as he’s finishing up

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.11.09 10:51:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ollie (Comment 22) :

    :mrgreen: I knew you were gonna ask!

    Olie as in Master Hamburger le Roux :twisted:

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.11.09 10:53:35 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : Remember to bring your kicking boots.

    Three spectators attending the Saracens vs. Springboks match at Wembley on Tuesday November 17th, 2009, will have the chance to win £250,000 during the half-time break.

    In the Saracens Crossbar Challenge, three members of the crowd, selected at random on the night, will punt the ball at the posts from a distance of 30 metres – if one of them hits the crossbar on the full, he or she will take home a quarter of a million pounds.

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.11.09 10:54:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • There is only one Bakkies Botha!!!

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.11.09 11:06:53 by Morné Reply
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  • There is quite a bit of stuff on the web on cricket chirps, I wish someone would do some rugby ones…

    For some reason I reckon Bakkies will feature quite a bit!

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.11.09 11:08:12 by Morné Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 24) :

    Just making sure :razz:

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.11.09 11:08:13 by Ollie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 25) : better bring my toks

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.11.09 11:20:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : Apparently he’ll be doing 4 numbers. “De la Rey”, “Ons Vir Jou Suid-Afrika”, an undisclosed English song (God save the queen maybe? :mrgreen: ), and the Saracens club song “Stand Up For the Saracens”.

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.11.09 11:23:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 30) :

    Talking about singing…who watche dB&A last night???

    Hows Matthew Pears /Pierce (??) and (sorry – do not know the other chaps name) singing?? Not to damnshabby i’d say!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.11.09 11:30:48 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 30) : I’ll take a spare beer cup with just in case I have to vomit

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.11.09 11:32:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 31) : Didn’t see. Watched Ultimate fighting championship. Now that is rof. :shock:

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.11.09 11:34:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) :

    For…? :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.11.09 11:35:15 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.11.09 11:37:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 33) :

    Can you see B&A where u are?

    @McLovin (Comment 33) :

    is there mud involved? :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.11.09 11:38:16 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 31) : Matt Pearce is the best. A simply great guy and awesome commentator. Wish we had more like him and (dare I say) Bob Skinstad

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.11.09 11:40:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 36) : Don’t think so. Used to be on kuduclub…

    No mud involved, just a bunch of rowwe jacks moering seven kinds of shit out of each other.

    :smile:

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.11.09 11:43:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) : I like Bobby, but judging but some comments on Voldy his commentary isn’t always much appreciated ‘up north’. :grin:

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.11.09 11:45:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : There’s nothing like the singing of Afr songs about Boer war characters etc to show the world how enlightened Saffers have become. :roll:

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.11.09 11:47:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) :

    I like Bob… ;-)

    @robdylan (Comment 37) :

    they sang some Classical song (opera-ish) -its well known, but cannot get the name (almost like gregorian choir type of thing) very good!

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.11.09 11:51:37 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 38) :

    HAHAHAHAHA :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.11.09 11:52:31 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 40) : my sentiments exactly.

    @McLovin (Comment 39) : well, that just makes me like him more

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.11.09 11:52:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • So when does the cricket start? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.11.09 12:14:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 44) : 16:00 your time. 18:00 here in a bloody hot SA

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.11.09 12:24:50 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 45) : Thanks.

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.11.09 12:27:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • the what?

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.11.09 12:33:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Speaking of ripping the head of a live chicken I once so a programme on tv about the royal marines where the had to do that. But it was all in the name of survival not rugby.

    They also had to kill a bunny. :shock:

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.11.09 12:39:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • O crickey ,I completely forgot. It’s friday the 13th today. Take cover. :shock:

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.11.09 12:43:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ok …didn’t expect to bump into this one around here… *hint hint*

    I’m with Big Fish here …what happens on tour or in the changeroom must remain there… How do these guys even click as a team if you have to watch what you say or do cos you don’t know if it’s gonna end up in someone’s book?

    Book deals…more of the crap I hate with modern sports…

    Not the kinda book I’d be interested in reading…thanks but no thanks…moving right along… Go Bokke!!!

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.11.09 12:50:32 by blackshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 40) :

    Sorry…what..? What is wrong with Boer War Characters?? Not everyone of them were scaly characters, you know..it also sometimes went about fighting for yor country that it does not get taken over by poms and other nations…not all the boer wars was a ‘political” thing..

    I am damn proud of my granma who was a tiger of a woman, and yes she was part of the groot trek – woman alone with small children as my Granpa died of throat cancer. She spoke 7 black languages and afrikaans and english – yet she had st 4 or something ridiculous. She survived the “groot griep” and 2 WW’s and concentration camps. The fact that she was in my books also a “boer” does not make her less of a formidable woman… ;-)

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.11.09 12:51:40 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • Eish what a troubling article, well i think the best way to take it is to realise that it is in the past and probably not give this crap to much glory… if it were a current situation i would agree with the masses who would want to attack but right now i believe us Sharks fans should celebrate that the Team is out of that situation haha !

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.11.09 12:59:23 by Miguel Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 51) :

    BTW..just kidding bout the Groot trek.. :lol:

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.11.09 13:04:23 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 51) : Gen de la Rey sounds like a quality human being as does your ouma. :smile:

  • Comment 54, posted at 13.11.09 13:05:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 54) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 55, posted at 13.11.09 13:11:54 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 48) :

    Did that make you cry?? :twisted:

  • Comment 56, posted at 13.11.09 13:19:17 by wpw Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 51) : I’ll try and state my case without straying into the realm of ‘politics’. Not aimed at you neccesarily, just in general.

    Whether intended or not this de la Rey song as been adopted by white Safricans as some kind of anthem. The term ‘Boer/Boere’ has political connotations. And they are not all good.

    Performing a song about a war in the country that that war was against, and the song is about a person and group of people not representative of all the players let alone the spectators and in a ‘foreign’ language, just doesn’t sit well with me.

    However I’m sure most will view it as simply light pre-match entertainment. Maybe I’m too sensitive. :smile:

  • Comment 57, posted at 13.11.09 13:22:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 56) : Made me hungry. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 13.11.09 13:24:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 57) :

    point taken…

    And maybe I am just too naive..I always try to see the good rather than the negative or bad… ;-)

  • Comment 59, posted at 13.11.09 13:34:07 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 58) :

    jughh!~!! :lol:

    My BIL did a taakmag kind of Vasbyt thing for a month or so…that was very tough…he ate a leggawan (?) likkewaan and stuff like that.. :???:

  • Comment 60, posted at 13.11.09 13:38:43 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 59) : Ja-nee. Bit too heavy for a friday afternoon anyway. I need a drink. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 61, posted at 13.11.09 13:41:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • Andrew Strauss the part-timer isn’t a real captain, barbs Proteas skipper Graeme Smith

    England’s tour starts in earnest tonight with Graeme Smith turning up the heat ahead of the first Twenty20 international by taking another shot at the opposite number he seems determined to target.

    The South Africa skipper has already said Andrew Strauss is trying to be someone he is not with his tough captaincy and yesterday Smith indulged in more mind games by criticising the absence of Strauss from the short-form line-up.

    Strauss has refused to alter his decision to sit out the Twenty20 games even though he is in the best one-day form of his life and England looked bereft of batting inspiration without him in losing to South Africa A on Tuesday.

    As England prepare to go into the first of two short-form matches at the Wanderers with their 14th opening partnership in 22 Twenty20 internationals in Alastair Cook and Joe Denly, Smith says they will be leaving their best man on the sidelines.

    The only way Strauss might be forced into action is if Cook fails to recover from the viral illness symptoms that forced him to leave England practice yesterday. The Essex opener will see how he feels today but expects to be fit.

    ‘It does surprise me that Strauss isn’t playing,’ said Smith, who admitted in a recent book that he targeted former captain Michael Vaughan during South Africa’s tour of England last year.

    ‘Looking at England’s line-up the other night, Cook hasn’t played much one-day cricket while Strauss is scoring runs in one-day games and has started so well on this tour with the bat. It’s a difficult one to work out.

    ‘Strauss needs to stamp his authority on the England environment, so it is interesting that he feels he can take a week off.

    ‘It’s ideal as captain to play in every form of the game. It’s difficult to keep chopping and changing. From Andy Flower’s perspective, he’ll be working with a different captain with different views and that doesn’t help the search for consistency.

    ‘Andrew is with the team, so who is running their show? Who handles the team meetings? It must create an interesting dynamic.’

    The man who is running the show tonight and at Centurion on Sunday is Twenty20 captain Paul Collingwood, who insists Strauss will remain in the background at the Wanderers while England try to implement the strategies that have worked for him in other forms of the game.

    Collingwood said: ‘At the time the decision was made the fact was that Straussy wasn’t enjoying Twenty20 cricket and it’s a decision he’s stuck with.

    ‘What I would say is that he’s developed into a very good one-day cricketer and I’m sure he could make the step to becoming a good Twenty20 player, too.

    ‘We’re certainly not going down the road of reversing it at this stage and it’s a good opportunity for him to have a break.’
    Collingwood shrugged off Smith’s attempts to unsettle the England captain. ‘I don’t think there are any mind games going on but anything they say will be water off a duck’s back to Strauss anyway,’ said Collingwood.

    ‘People might look at his background and think he’s a bit softly-softly but he can be ruthless at times. I don’t think there will be any needle in terms of what’s gone on before.’

    What went on before was a dispute between Smith and Strauss over whether the South Africa captain should be allowed a runner when he suffered cramp in the Champions Trophy meeting between the sides at Centurion six weeks ago.

    There will be no repeat because both captains were told by the match referee at yesterday’s meeting that a new ICC regulation has confirmed no runner should be allowed for cramp.

    ‘It was the inconsistency that I objected to because runners had been allowed for cramp in the past,’ said Smith. ‘It wasn’t whether it was right or wrong to be allowed one. We know where we stand now.’

    South Africa took the bold step yesterday of announcing their side early. It includes a Twenty20 international debutant in former Kent all-rounder Ryan McLaren and two spinners in Johan Botha and Roelof van der Merwe, even though the Wanderers was full of pace and bounce during the Champions Trophy.

  • Comment 62, posted at 13.11.09 13:43:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 59) :
    Time to move on from the past – the Great Trek is over, so stop bringing it up and dressing like you want to still take part in it.

  • Comment 63, posted at 13.11.09 13:45:31 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 62) :

    Whats this with you and cricket articles on a rugby site?? :roll: ;-)

  • Comment 64, posted at 13.11.09 13:46:23 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 63) :

    :shock: I have never owned a ‘kappie” in my life! let alone a dress that’s hem is below my knees… :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 65, posted at 13.11.09 13:48:07 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 62) : I hope we smash them in every match. :twisted:

  • Comment 66, posted at 13.11.09 13:49:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 63) :

    And what am I dress as nogals??? What does Xmas have to do wit it?

  • Comment 67, posted at 13.11.09 13:49:51 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 63) :

    And…its only this time…so dont tell me to stop bringing it up, you’d swear I do it every f&$&*&^ day??, DAD..

  • Comment 68, posted at 13.11.09 13:51:54 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 60) : Sounds rof. I didn’t even make it as a voortrekker. :grin:

  • Comment 69, posted at 13.11.09 13:52:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • helooo – so many new articles to read :cool:

  • Comment 70, posted at 13.11.09 13:54:25 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 56) : Is it not more about Afrikaans and losing/keep their heritage?

    I think that’s part of the mass appeal of the Bulls and the whole Liefling thing, it is seen as all that is good about “Afrikanerdom” – strong mighty successful warriors.

    Great when you’re the S14 and CC champs, but not like 1999 to 2001…

  • Comment 71, posted at 13.11.09 13:56:47 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 65) : Neither have I. :wink:

  • Comment 72, posted at 13.11.09 13:56:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 70) :

    serves you right for working so hard.. ;-)

  • Comment 73, posted at 13.11.09 13:57:17 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : :mrgreen:

    sounds like a scrumptious read

  • Comment 74, posted at 13.11.09 14:00:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 73) : not good for my health – must stop immediately ;-)

  • Comment 75, posted at 13.11.09 14:01:38 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 75) : Working is very overated imo. :twisted:

  • Comment 76, posted at 13.11.09 14:05:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 76) :

    AMEN!! :wink:

  • Comment 77, posted at 13.11.09 14:09:31 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : beware wher u go :mrgreen:

  • Comment 78, posted at 13.11.09 14:14:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 71) :

    Surely you meant to address McLovin?? :|

  • Comment 79, posted at 13.11.09 14:15:00 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : i are jelaous :lol:

  • Comment 80, posted at 13.11.09 14:15:46 by rekinek Reply
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  • Vinnie

    Stop trolling and post something for goodness sake!!! :mrgreen:

    How’s the leg btw??

  • Comment 81, posted at 13.11.09 14:23:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 80) : I’m sure there are still tickets available. :wink:

  • Comment 82, posted at 13.11.09 14:34:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hehehe!

    I knew I could get to you Ys! :twisted:

  • Comment 83, posted at 13.11.09 14:35:27 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 77) : Must be why I never made it as a voortrekker/kadet. :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 84, posted at 13.11.09 14:36:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 50) : watching what u say would help loooooots of people .

  • Comment 85, posted at 13.11.09 14:42:26 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 83) :

    DROL! :wink: Now where is my Bloodpressure tabs… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 86, posted at 13.11.09 14:43:20 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 82) : just a quicky pop out from joburg :twisted:

  • Comment 87, posted at 13.11.09 14:43:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 67) : maybe u should dress as McLovin ;-)

  • Comment 88, posted at 13.11.09 14:47:53 by rekinek Reply
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  • yawn

  • Comment 89, posted at 13.11.09 14:53:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • okay – now that I feel I’m up-to date with a thread and everybody disappears :roll:

  • Comment 90, posted at 13.11.09 14:53:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 90) :

    I am here…just doing some work inbetween

  • Comment 91, posted at 13.11.09 14:57:47 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • :|

  • Comment 92, posted at 13.11.09 14:58:44 by wpw Reply
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  • I just here.

  • Comment 93, posted at 13.11.09 15:00:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • I’ve always wondered. E.T. and his family have the tech to make an intergalactic trip but the don’t have phones? :roll:

  • Comment 94, posted at 13.11.09 15:03:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • So… its the first weekend of the year since I finished all my exams for 2009 – where is the buzz?

    I must admit – I am looking for excitement. :twisted:

  • Comment 95, posted at 13.11.09 15:10:09 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I’m kinda of here

  • Comment 96, posted at 13.11.09 15:11:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • By phones I mean a means of communication to carry with you should you decide to step of the ship on a foreign planet and wander off into the bush.

  • Comment 97, posted at 13.11.09 15:15:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 94) :
    They did – but couldnt get a signal.

  • Comment 98, posted at 13.11.09 15:17:21 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 95) : why not pen us a little article? :)

  • Comment 99, posted at 13.11.09 15:17:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 95) :

    Wanna fight?? :lol:

  • Comment 100, posted at 13.11.09 15:21:27 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 99) :
    After tonight’s game? Very likely.

    planned a big “welcome to having a life again” night out though, so be patient (and forgiving).

  • Comment 101, posted at 13.11.09 15:21:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 98) : Must be. :smile:

  • Comment 102, posted at 13.11.09 15:21:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 95) : Take your gat back to Chilli Bar :twisted:

  • Comment 103, posted at 13.11.09 15:23:27 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 97) :

    he was only a baby, you know.. :roll:

  • Comment 104, posted at 13.11.09 15:23:36 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 104) : That’s another thing. Who takes your kids on a trip like that? Can only lead to trouble. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 105, posted at 13.11.09 15:27:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 105) :

    parents of the future… :roll: what is happening to our world?? :lol:

  • Comment 106, posted at 13.11.09 15:29:00 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • For the recored, I do loooove E.T.

  • Comment 107, posted at 13.11.09 15:29:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 103) :
    Why not grow some balls and join us tonight lad?

    Watching the rugger at my place with some lads, and then things get hazy after that.

    Thing the X will let your pansy ass out? :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 108, posted at 13.11.09 15:35:51 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 108) :

    Now why only for the “lads”?? What about the X? Must she now sit at home on her lonesome?? :roll: Men! :twisted:

  • Comment 109, posted at 13.11.09 15:42:51 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 109) :
    Yes – things are gonna get raucous, and its best that she not lose respect for PJLD.

  • Comment 110, posted at 13.11.09 15:47:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 108) :

    BTW – what time is kick-off????

  • Comment 111, posted at 13.11.09 15:48:44 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 110) :

    You think she does not know him by now?? :shock:

    Sounds “interesting” though, what you planning?? :lol:

  • Comment 112, posted at 13.11.09 15:50:40 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • Cheers everyone…!!

    **wishing for a fire and chops and wine ready when I get home**

    First weekend off in AGES!! Oh..not really…need to study…UGHHHHH…okay – at least a sleep in tomorrow monring I hope..

    BYE!!

  • Comment 113, posted at 13.11.09 15:57:43 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 113) : cheers, have a good weekend :razz:

    was offline for a while and now lost a plot again :mrgreen:

  • Comment 114, posted at 13.11.09 16:08:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 111) : too late

  • Comment 115, posted at 13.11.09 16:10:12 by rekinek Reply
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  • There is no Ctrl button on Luke Watson’s computer. Luke Watson is always in control.

  • Comment 116, posted at 13.11.09 16:15:16 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Luke Watson can kill two stones with one bird.

  • Comment 117, posted at 13.11.09 16:15:53 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Luke Watson destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.

  • Comment 118, posted at 13.11.09 16:16:26 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Luke Watson is suing Myspace for taking the name of what he calls everything around you.

  • Comment 119, posted at 13.11.09 16:16:55 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Luke Watson’s hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.

  • Comment 120, posted at 13.11.09 16:18:08 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • sounds like u’re a fan :mrgreen:

  • Comment 121, posted at 13.11.09 16:23:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 120) : having fun? :)

  • Comment 122, posted at 13.11.09 16:26:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 113) : Ciao.

  • Comment 123, posted at 13.11.09 16:34:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • Luke Watson doesnt take a Bath, Bath takes him!

  • Comment 124, posted at 13.11.09 16:41:32 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 121) :

    Hehe. Fan of his work, not a fan of him.

  • Comment 125, posted at 13.11.09 16:42:01 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 122) :

    Nah just killing the hours till the weekend!

  • Comment 126, posted at 13.11.09 16:42:33 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 126) : almost there.

    guys (since there doesn’t seem to be any lady online right now) enjoy the weekend.

    i’m outta here.
    for now that is ;-)

  • Comment 127, posted at 13.11.09 17:11:58 by rekinek Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 126) : man, I wish I could get rid of work long enough to have some hours to kill :(

  • Comment 128, posted at 13.11.09 17:14:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 128) :

    I just wanna retire. Absolutely gatvol of working.

  • Comment 129, posted at 13.11.09 17:16:53 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 128) :

    Chum, you know and I know… you dont exactly kill yourself… ;-)

  • Comment 130, posted at 13.11.09 17:18:42 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 130) : yeah, but they’re piling stuff on me recently. This is unprecedented

  • Comment 131, posted at 13.11.09 17:32:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • South Africa have won the toss and elected to field first.

  • Comment 132, posted at 13.11.09 18:02:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • Joe Denly lbw b Charl Langeveldt 0 (1) :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 133, posted at 13.11.09 18:03:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • ENG 0/1 good start. :roll:

  • Comment 134, posted at 13.11.09 18:04:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • ENG 25/2 in 3.4

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  • @McLovin (Comment 132) : I thought the toss (Smith) was ours already?

  • Comment 136, posted at 13.11.09 19:03:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 131) : Maybe they found out how little you were doing before :twisted:

  • Comment 137, posted at 13.11.09 20:11:37 by Baldrick Reply

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  • Seems D/Lewis might screw us again. :(

  • Comment 138, posted at 13.11.09 20:44:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • During practice, Smit wrote, Le Roux would deliberately hold back against the scrummaging machine – his way “of telling me that I needed to know my place”.

    Din’t like the twit anyway. :???:

  • Comment 139, posted at 13.11.09 20:49:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 139) : i think he\ was only ever looking out for number 1

  • Comment 140, posted at 13.11.09 21:30:14 by Baldrick Reply

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  • Only 860 to go!

  • Comment 141, posted at 13.11.09 21:32:33 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 141) :

    To?

    @Baldrick (Comment 140) :
    When he had all those problems trying to get out of Dbn, he showed his true colours and then revealed them some more after they Cheetahs won the Mild Currie cup

  • Comment 142, posted at 13.11.09 21:35:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • hows the french dude butchering our anthem???

  • Comment 143, posted at 13.11.09 21:42:29 by Baldrick Reply

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  • even the players and crowd are laughing @Baldrick (Comment 143) :

  • Comment 144, posted at 13.11.09 21:43:22 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 144) : they werent laughing at me BTW

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 145) :

    I am.

    are you stuck on the wrong thread? :razz:

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