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Wannenburg admits drug use


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news on 11 Jan 2010 at 10:17
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South African rugby has been rocked by the revelation that Bulls and Springbok loose forward Pedrie Wannenburg has admitted that he had used cocaine and ecstasy, and also abused alcohol.

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Wannenburg, who has 98 Super Rugby caps for the Bulls and 20 Test caps for the Boks to his credit, was exposed when video was forwarded to his employers – the Blue Bulls Rugby Union (BBRU).

According to News24 Wannenburg’s drug and alcohol abuse nearly cost him his rugby career.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke even warned him: “I think you should find something else to do.”

The video, coupled with his mother finding a straw with which he snorted cocaine in his bedroom, led Wannenburg to reconsider his lifestyle.

He is now tested by the Bulls’ team doctor on a weekly basis for alcohol and drug abuse.

Wannenburg, who can play lock, flank and No.8, tells his story in the latest issue of the magazine Finesse, which is available at shops on Monday.

This follows Joost van der Westhuizen’s recent admission regarding the so-called Joost sex video and the fact that he had abused drugs and alcohol.

Wannenburg, who has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons – including his stormy love-life – on a number of occasions in recent years, told the Afrikaans daily Beeld that it is best to be honest – “no matter how difficult it is”.

“It is, and remains, difficult to talk in public about deeds you are ashamed of. I’m grateful for the people that are standing by me and supporting me. This motivates me to work hard at being the old Pedrie of which I can be proud,” he told the newspaper.

He said that his big ambition was to again pull the Bok jersey over his head.

According to the article, the video was made in a night club where Wannenburg had used drugs. It was sent to the BBRU and led to Ludeke’s warning.

“I often drank myself into a stupor but I was always with other people. It’s probably easy for others to label me an alcoholic, but I’m not addicted.

“The cocaine and ecstasy goes hand in hand with the drinking. If you drink too much and the drugs are there, then you give into temptation.

“It did not happen every day – just at parties for some added energy. After a while alcohol simply does not give you the same kick. You need something extra.”

He said he had tried to stop on a number of occasions.

“I am human. I wanted to, but could not get myself focused the first time. When I did not get what I wanted … I turned to alcohol and drugs.”



72 Comments

  • When was this?

    And how much did he get from this finesse rag for his ‘honesty’?

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.01.10 10:29:31 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : can’t have been too long ago, since Ludeke has only been coach since 2008. I reckon the Bulls have been very lenient with this chap… I mean, it’s not like his game has set the world alight the last few years

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.01.10 10:38:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • The bigger issue here is why is a proffesional rugby plyer still living with his moms?

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.01.10 10:40:46 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 3) : Ja, and how did she know the straw she found was for cocaine?

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.01.10 10:43:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • And what was she doing in his room? He’s a big boy now and should have some privacy.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.01.10 10:43:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Interesting. Makes me wonder why he was never tested prior to the video.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.01.10 10:45:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • Wonder if his mom also found copies of loslyf under his matress?

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.01.10 10:46:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • It could’ve been unsweetened / uncoloured sherbet… It does come with straws mommy…

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.01.10 10:47:51 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 8) : you sound like you’ve tied that one before? :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.01.10 10:58:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 3) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.01.10 11:08:06 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 3) :
    @McLovin (Comment 4) :
    @McLovin (Comment 5) :
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Seems the Bulle can like to party hard.

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.01.10 11:12:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 8) : If she looked under the bed, she might have found old fanta grape cans and the straws were for drinking it.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.01.10 11:13:29 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 4) : it might as well have been a half rolled R50 note in his wallet that was found, and he got busted for it

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.01.10 11:15:50 by willa Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 7) :

    What? For checking out Joost?

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.01.10 11:19:09 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • Steve Hofmeyr, what’s next – Die Blou Bul snuif ‘ie van ‘ie vloer af nie :?:

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.01.10 11:20:04 by Charlie Reply

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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 14) : Joost in loslyf? :shock:

    Than again if your looking for a pic of a d**s then loslyf is probably where you’d find one. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.01.10 11:28:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 15) : ja nee, die blou bul snuif mos net van h_3r af. :mrgreen:

    And hows this, im not addicted, but I tried to stop and couldn’t….erm P3 , thats called and addiction.

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.01.10 11:29:58 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 17) : P3 should have a clause in his contract that prevents him from talking

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.01.10 11:31:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 16) :

    Egggsaketillie.. ;-)

    @provincejoulekkading (Comment 17) :

    How’s the spoilt brat attitude..if things dont go his way , he falls back to drugs and abuse…somehow Idont think this is gonna stop!

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.01.10 11:32:03 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) :

    or playing! :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.01.10 11:33:15 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • bwahahahahaha

    You guys are hilarious!!! :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.01.10 11:39:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 20) : they do that anyway by not picking him :)

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.01.10 12:01:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 21) : we try ever so hard

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.01.10 12:02:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) :

    in a lekker shit-stirring mood I see.. :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.01.10 12:02:49 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • Finsse magazine was also the magazine Joost used to tell the world what un upstanding religeous person he was – in the same month that Rapport broke his story. Seems like P3 is at least doing it the right way round.
    I predict P3 will soon be preaching the evils of dop and druks at a school hall near you.

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.01.10 12:03:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 25) : and I’ll miss it! Man, why did I ever leave Pretoria? :)
    @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 24) : I’m alive, aren’t I? :)

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.01.10 12:09:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : perhaps subscription to this fine periodic will soothen your pain :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.01.10 12:19:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) :
    You may still be able to catch him, if he can crack the nod on Bok van Blerks nexrt UK sojourn.

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.01.10 12:24:12 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 28) : I’m washing my hair that day

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.01.10 12:33:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : which one???

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.01.10 12:47:11 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 30) :

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.01.10 12:59:02 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 30) : nice :)

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.01.10 13:04:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • HAHA!! Die kalfie suig nog steeds aan sy ma se tiet. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.01.10 13:55:11 by klempie Reply

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  • “Die blou bul snuif nie van die spieel af nie!”

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.01.10 13:56:29 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 5) : Yes. What about his “happy time”? :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.01.10 13:57:02 by klempie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 15) : Oh. Beat me to it. :(

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.01.10 13:59:10 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 16) : :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.01.10 14:00:17 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 34) : you`re right there, they prefer the tummy of a blonde . . .

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.01.10 14:10:38 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • On a serious note. Why was he not suspended?

    All the Bath that got caught players were.

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.01.10 14:15:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • The IRB should investigate the Bulls. If they hid one druggie there might be more. :twisted:

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.01.10 14:32:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • So the rumours about him not being a consistent Bok selection because of his party were 100% correct then????????

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.01.10 14:42:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • It’s probably easy for others to label me an alcoholic, but I’m not addicted……….

    He said he had tried to stop on a number of occasions.

    “I am human. I wanted to, but could not get myself focused the first time.

    Sounds to me like you are.

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.01.10 14:44:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 42) : I also struggle to focus after to much wine. :twisted:

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.01.10 14:50:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 43) :

    So did his lack of focus cause him to stick the sraw in his eye instead of his nose, or is he apologizing for the video being blurry. :razz:

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.01.10 14:52:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : Given your final destination, we are all wondering the same thing. :roll:

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.01.10 14:55:16 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : Who knows, he was probably drunk during the interview. :wink:

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.01.10 14:57:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 39) : story on 365 about that. He has never failed a drugs test, so they have nothing to hold against him. Admission to use is not apparently a transgression. Stevens was suspended because he tested positive. The other Bath guys were suspended for failing to submit to a test.

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.01.10 14:57:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 45) : Tshwane is a weird place. You really need to move away to realise how kak it actually is :)

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.01.10 14:58:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) : In that case he should consider himself extremely fortunate.

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.01.10 15:00:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) :

    Let’s rather say the Bulls have never released the results of a positive drug test. :lol:

    To me the way this would have played out was.

    Frans Saw the video.
    Asked P3 about it and insisted on a test, same as the one P3 has to now undergo weekly.
    P3 tested positive and agreed to clean up his act.
    Now testing clean every week.

  • Comment 50, posted at 11.01.10 15:03:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 48) : I don’t live here….although that will be changing in the next month. :cry:

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.01.10 15:10:13 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : in which case my respect for the Bulls union grows. Maybe I have this wrong from a moral perspective, but that seems to be the right way to deal with something in such a close knit environment.

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.01.10 15:13:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 51) : Centurion still counts

  • Comment 53, posted at 11.01.10 15:14:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : I live in Midrand you Pommie bastard. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 11.01.10 15:16:04 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) :

    They had it right with Spies back in 2007, so why not get it right again :wink:

  • Comment 55, posted at 11.01.10 15:18:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 54) : Midrand is Centurion, dude.

  • Comment 56, posted at 11.01.10 15:20:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • i say ban p3, although that might make the bulls stronger, he has not been in good form the last few years

  • Comment 57, posted at 11.01.10 15:49:25 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : almost but not quite if im not mistaken

  • Comment 58, posted at 11.01.10 15:50:32 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : No it’s not. Centurion is (012) dialling code. I’m in (011) territory. Sorry for you.

  • Comment 59, posted at 11.01.10 16:41:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 59) : ja whatever. Culturally it’s the same place.

  • Comment 60, posted at 11.01.10 16:52:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : You haven’t been to Midrand in a while then. LOL

  • Comment 61, posted at 11.01.10 18:31:56 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 61) : yes… I avoid it like the plague

  • Comment 62, posted at 11.01.10 19:04:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • just like strippers take drugs to do their job, i would also take drugs if i had to do such a degrading job like playing for the bulls. :lol:

  • Comment 63, posted at 12.01.10 13:23:36 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 63) : Are you suggesting stripping is degrading? :???:

  • Comment 64, posted at 12.01.10 13:28:56 by klempie Reply

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  • I thought all the strippers were/are upstanding citizens only doing it to pay for their law/medical/masters degrees. :roll: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 65, posted at 12.01.10 13:33:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 65) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    @klempie (Comment 64) :

    dont worry = we will not call your “GIRLFIREND” :twisted: degrading.. :roll:

  • Comment 66, posted at 12.01.10 13:55:49 by Ice Ka-ching! (Kry jou gat in rat!) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 64) : not at all. it is the low life men that turn it ugly. nothing wrong with people dancing naked. it gets turned trashy by fat ugly hairy backs drooling over a woman dancing on a stage.

  • Comment 67, posted at 12.01.10 14:25:47 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 67) : So long as we’re on the same page. :cool:

  • Comment 68, posted at 12.01.10 16:17:22 by klempie Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 67) : @klempie (Comment 68) : So it’s okay to dance naked so long as no-one’s watching? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 12.01.10 16:24:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 69) : So long as no fat ugly hairy men are watching. If the dancer is a fat ugly hairy man then he is not allowed to dance naked by default. :razz:

  • Comment 70, posted at 12.01.10 16:30:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 70) : I don’t like dancing anyway. :wink: :smile:

  • Comment 71, posted at 12.01.10 16:39:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 63) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 72, posted at 12.01.10 21:39:05 by rekinek Reply
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