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No early release for BJ


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks on 2 Dec 2009 at 10:49
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It looks like any hopes of an early release for BJ Botha from his Ulster contract have been dashed, with the Irish provincial outfit stating pretty plainly that they will hold him to the terms of his agreement. Botha, a surprise call-up to the Bok squad in Europe last month, was rumoured to be considering a move back to South Africa.

All is not doom and gloom, though, as the powerful tighthead is only committed to the White Knights until the end of the 2010 European season, which ends halfway through next year. Should Botha decide to return to South Africa to rekindle his Springbok dream – with a view to representing his country at the 2011 World Cup – he could perhaps even be considered for a spot on next year’s Tri-Nations squad, since he would most likely be based back in SA by that stage.

Botha has himself indicated that a return to SA is very much on the cards, although anything more than this is purely speculation. If I were to put money on it, I’d imagine we’ll definitely see BJ back with the Sharks at some stage next year, although in reality, he’ll probably only feature in the 2011 Super 15 competition.



65 Comments

  • At WP? or has he stated he’ll only be back for sharks?

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.12.09 10:51:55 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 1) : He is a born and bred Durbanite, and the only reason he left was because of the Boks not the Sharks, he was the 1st choice TH. He has a gorgeous house (I believe) in Durbs, I am pretty sure he will come to the Sharks. Besides I am sure that Ireland would have had him dream of the warm weather of Durban.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.12.09 11:09:36 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 1) :

    BJ is a poor man’s Brok Harris!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.12.09 11:52:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : :evil:

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.12.09 11:57:14 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : let’s see how well Brokkie does without Chris Jack…

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.12.09 12:00:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    No problem!! Brok was the leading tight head in last year CC even after Jack left.

    I predict he will give Beast a very tough time when we thrash the Sharks in next year’s S14. :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.12.09 12:12:46 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : You think :evil:

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.12.09 12:37:34 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 7) :

    Nah, I KNOW!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.12.09 12:48:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : someone’s been at the Christmas liquour…

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.12.09 12:48:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : BRILLIANT

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.12.09 12:59:08 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 10) : so it’s gonna be like that, is it? :)

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.12.09 13:15:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    The Stormers will surprise many next year. :grin:

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.12.09 13:32:15 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : Next year is their year for sure. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.12.09 13:35:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : @McLovin (Comment 13) : seems you guys belong on the stormers edition of wtr :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.12.09 13:42:01 by war1 Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : let’s hope so.

    for now – people are talking them up (exactly like last year) but will they deliver :roll:

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.12.09 13:52:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 14) : wtr :?:

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.12.09 13:53:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : after what happened to scrums on EYOT can’t say that CC should be a benchmark. :roll: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.12.09 13:53:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 16) : i’m also confused.

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.12.09 13:54:34 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 17) :

    We’ll just have to wait and see.

    None of WP’s props were humiliated at scrum time during the CC.

    Not that I can remember!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.12.09 13:55:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : I think you will be the most surprised of all :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.12.09 13:59:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) :
    because they were not considered best of SA in first place!

    I think that WP’s scrum improved and they are no longer a push-over but honestly can’t remember seeing them having the opposition pedalling backwords.

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.12.09 13:59:35 by rekinek Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 16) : we talk rugby dot com, very positive lions supporters on that site

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.12.09 14:00:29 by war1 Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 15) : Like every year. :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.12.09 14:02:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 22) : I see. :smile:

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.12.09 14:03:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 22) : What has happened to your avatar ?

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.12.09 14:04:30 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 23) : i tried to be gentle :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.12.09 14:04:38 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 25) : i deleted it and hav not found a suitable replacement yet. i was not feeling very tigerfishy that day

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.12.09 14:11:28 by war1 Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 21) :

    Wicus Blaauw destroyed that joke of a tight head… Werner Kruger!!

    There’s one example for you!! :wink:

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.12.09 14:13:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 28) : any examples with real tigh heads :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.12.09 14:14:54 by rekinek Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 27) : Oh okai, lazy me checks the avatar before reading the names :grin: Must admit sick and tired of my avatar, I need to find a new one.

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.12.09 14:16:07 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 30) : i’ve just got an idea for my new – can’t wait to get home to take a photo :razz:

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.12.09 14:19:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 31) : Now you have my curiosity perked! I can’t wait till tomorrow to see it! I am clueless about mine, but will call a kid’s conference this evening I may very well come up with one

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.12.09 14:21:49 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 29) :

    I will get back to you when I figure out what a ‘tigh’ head is!! :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.12.09 14:28:15 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 33) : :oops: :oops:
    I knew you were going to bring it up – clutching straws, he :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.12.09 14:29:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • guys – easiest thing to do is to head on over to http://www.gravatar.com and link an avatar to your email address. That way you don’t have to keep uploading images here.

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.12.09 14:31:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 32) :
    :cool:

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.12.09 14:31:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 29) : NICE :)

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.12.09 14:31:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : mine is still in making so there is nothing to upload :mrgreen:
    besides, i like changing ;-)

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.12.09 14:33:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 34) : :evil:

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.12.09 14:34:45 by wpw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 38) : you can still change as often as you like through gravatar :)

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.12.09 14:44:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 39) : ;-)

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.12.09 14:46:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) :

    How? :oops:

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.12.09 14:47:46 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • I see Wes is lekker grootbek today…you can see I have not been around lately..now he thinks hes’ the main macky.. :roll:

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.12.09 14:48:47 by Xmas Ice-Icle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) : i know, i know. i actually had a look there and it’s easier if you post on various blogs. I post only here so didn’t seem to have benefits for me personally.
    So if you don’t mine I will keep bugging you for approvals of my artistic :roll: creations.

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.12.09 14:48:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 43) :

    If Macky means ‘fat mechanic’ then yes, I am the MAIN Fatty, I mean macky!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 45, posted at 02.12.09 14:58:02 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 45) : ricky, is that you :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 02.12.09 14:59:59 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Xmas Ice-Icle (Comment 42) : head on over to http://www.gravatar.com and sign up for the site with the same email address you used to register here

  • Comment 47, posted at 02.12.09 15:05:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 44) : up to you :)

  • Comment 48, posted at 02.12.09 15:06:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m dreaming of a White Christmas… :roll:

  • Comment 49, posted at 02.12.09 15:12:59 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 45) : Soe dan het jy toe nooit salads ge-order soes jy voor gegee het tie… :twisted:

  • Comment 50, posted at 02.12.09 15:16:22 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 49) : Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow……

  • Comment 51, posted at 02.12.09 15:20:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • ho hum.

    Any news anywhere?

  • Comment 52, posted at 02.12.09 15:21:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) :

    Well, Os du Randt seems to be the new ‘Rent-a-Quote’ guy when KEO wants a story!!!

    The guy can’t stop giving interviews it seems!! :roll:

  • Comment 53, posted at 02.12.09 15:27:46 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) :

    SWD’s president Stag Cronje stepped down along with two vice presidents and six executive members!! :shock:

  • Comment 54, posted at 02.12.09 15:30:07 by wpw Reply
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  • Crouching Tiger hiddden hydrant.

  • Comment 55, posted at 02.12.09 15:30:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 53) : needs to make up for the quiet years.
    maybe he gave one interview and they just asked more questions :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 02.12.09 15:34:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • Tiger woods has been dropped by Gilette after admitting this incident was his closest shave ever.

  • Comment 57, posted at 02.12.09 15:38:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Nike also wants to drop their endorsement, apparently Tigers balls go everywhere.

  • Comment 58, posted at 02.12.09 15:39:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 57) : :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 59, posted at 02.12.09 15:48:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • sweet – I’m now setting a good example!

    Using Gravatar for my userpic too

  • Comment 60, posted at 02.12.09 16:54:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • What’s the difference between a car and a golf ball?

    Tiger can drive a golf ball more than 300 yards.

  • Comment 61, posted at 02.12.09 21:39:26 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Off-season is the best time of the year to be a WP fan.
    They go undefeated.

  • Comment 62, posted at 03.12.09 04:08:42 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 62) : nice :-)

  • Comment 63, posted at 03.12.09 08:25:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • I see you enjoying yourselves!! BAAASTARRRDS!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 64, posted at 03.12.09 08:37:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 22) : I feel a little positive regarding the Lions as well. What`s the latest with John Smit and Waylon Murray`s moves hehehe

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