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Force lose Petoors


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super 14 on 5 Feb 2010 at 12:01
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Andre Pretorius has been ruled out of the entire Super 14 competition with a hamstring injury. No, this is not an old story. It’s actually happened to him again!

You’ve got to feel for the lad, as well as for Force coach John Mitchell who has placed so much faith in the injury-prone flyhalf. Pretorius finally parted ways with the Lions after missing his umpteenth season through injury and was due to play for the Force this Super 14 before heading over to Japan.

Mitchell viewed Pretorius as the replacement in his team for Wallaby Matt Giteau, who has returned to the Brumbies. Now that the former Bok has been ruled out (for three months as the result of a bizarre training ground injury), Mitch will no doubt be forced to field rookie James O’Connor in the number 10 jersey.

Bad luck, Petoors. Hope it comes right.



49 Comments

  • Can one player be this unlucky?

    If he was Zulu some ritual would’ve been organised a longtime ago…

    Hope he’ll be able to play in Japan…

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.02.10 12:08:20 by blackshark Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 1) : Reki said he’d only make 4 matches… we were wondering whether to include the pre-season.

    Turns out he only managed one.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.02.10 12:12:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Shame poor guy. I guess a career in rugby was not on the cards for this talented dude.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.02.10 12:13:21 by CapeShark Reply
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  • So Western Force to be the main contenders for the wooden spoon then?

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.02.10 12:17:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • YOU MUST BE KIDDING :!:

    It’s actually past funny.

    @robdylan (Comment 2) : i hope i didn’t jinx the man :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.02.10 12:22:24 by rekinek Reply
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  • I could only imagine him sitting in the doctors office, his hands over his head thinking “Ag F@% nie alweer nie :cry: ” Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s funny. But the fact that one guy could have so much bad luck is bodering on the bizarre.

    I’ll give Ripley a call and ask him if he can believe this.

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.02.10 12:28:08 by Farlington Reply

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  • Wow, that sucks big time. Sorry chap.

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.02.10 12:31:04 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 1) :

    Mate, I feel sorry for Pretoors as I have a similar affliction in that I seem to pick up serious injuries every season.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that my body is simply not made for rugby and have hung up my boots. I’d advocate the same for Pretoors.

    Find a new career Andre – pro rugby is just not for you.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.02.10 12:33:23 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Thats a bummer :shock: I feel sorry for the guy

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.02.10 12:34:36 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • “rokkie James O’Connor”

    They going to have a girl playing flyhalf this season? :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.02.10 12:38:38 by Greg Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 8) : Maybe he should try assistant coaching (dont think ex-players makes for the best coaches), but he might be able to do well at backline coaching and stuff.

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.02.10 12:39:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 10) : remind me to come an criticise the typos on your blog too :)

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.02.10 12:41:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : maybe he has a plug in ;-)

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.02.10 12:49:14 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Anytime, I can handle critism, I’m a Lions supporter, after all :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.02.10 12:49:42 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 14) :

    Do folks still admit to that?

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.02.10 12:50:54 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 15) :

    I’d rather admit to supporting Orlando Pirates.

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.02.10 12:51:33 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 15) : Oh Yeah, nothing scares us :lol:

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.02.10 12:54:35 by Greg Reply

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  • Corey Flynn is also injured, I feel for him as well, but there has to be a reason why these guys are injury-prone. Some physiological anomaly or something.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.02.10 13:00:19 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 18) :

    Firmly believe its genetics.

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.02.10 13:06:39 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 19) : may well be, but the genes express themselves in physiological problems/differences e.g. muscles not being strong enough etc. would be interesting to do a study on this

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.02.10 13:09:06 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 20) : thinking like a scientist, sorry guys :oops:

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.02.10 13:09:44 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 21) : wow… lots of BIG words in there :)

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.02.10 13:13:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : ive got a few more in reserve if you want ;-)

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.02.10 13:14:56 by war1 Reply
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  • It would be interesting to know exactly what is different physiologically between players that are injury prone and those that are not. One interesting point here, Pretoors has had ongoing hamstring problems throughout his career, even having surgery at some point. Remember there was much discussion about his injury pre-RWC which was initially diagnosed as a hamstring injury but eventually seemed to be more related to the gluteus maximus (butt muscle). Some players clearly have specific areas that are more injury prone, Butch James’ knees are one example, Wilkinson’s shoulders, etc. Vin is correct though, Pretoors body is just not made for a rugby career, too bad because he has loads of talent, but talent in and of itself is not enough. We should always remember this. A truly great rugby player has talent, BMT, brains, and a strong body that can take the beating.

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.02.10 13:38:04 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • And Nobody saw this coming ? :oops:

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.02.10 13:40:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • ok no-one has done it so i have to. looks like the force wasn’t with him. :lol: :lol: :lol: obi 1 knob.

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.02.10 13:41:12 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 26) : The force really hasn’t been with the force either obi 1! :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.02.10 13:51:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 20) :

    Yeah I know what you mean but in my case, for example, I’ve repeatedly torn ligaments. I’ve done both shoulders, an ankle and a knee.
    Up until last year I’d never broken a bone though or even torn a muscle but have dislocated almost every joint in my body.

    The funny thing is I’m quite a technically ocrrect player in that I dont do stupid things but I’ll go in for the same tackle as the next bloke and come out with a shoulder hanging on my waist and he’ll be fine.

    I wonder if the likes of Wilkinson and Pretoors have similar issues in that their bodies simply arent able to take the rigours of professional rugby.

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.02.10 13:53:28 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 27) : :grin:

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.02.10 13:55:03 by try time Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 28) : I have heard people who tend to have joint dislocations as having “loose joints”. As someone who has never dislocated a joint, I have been lucky, but after reviewing the MRI of my neck, perhaps not so lucky. :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.02.10 13:57:17 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 29) : I like the way you spelled Kenobe as knob! :lol:

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.02.10 13:59:30 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : When was the last time Pretoors survived an entire season without injury?

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.02.10 14:00:26 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 24) :

    DB,

    The funny thing is that in order to be a pro rugby player you realyl need to be hard and not injury-prone.

    I played at Stellenbosch and just to get through the res rugby leagues into the Maties teams you need to be tough as nails and relatively lucky as those boys really throw themselves in there.
    The best of th best schoolboy talent ends up at Maties and those boys are big and strong.

    And that’s only at club level – I shudder to think the punishment when playing S14 or international rugby.

    I just dont think there is any room in pro rugby anymore for smoebody who is not a prime specimen – there simply is nowhere to hide.

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.02.10 14:03:58 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 30) :

    It sucks being ‘loose’ man!

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.02.10 14:04:51 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 32) :

    When was the last time he made the first game!

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.02.10 14:05:09 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 31) : i was wondering if anyone would notice. :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.02.10 14:05:12 by try time Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 33) : Agreed, like you said, you may be bigger, stronger, fitter, and have better technique and still be the one coming out with an injury. It sucks, but it is life I suppose.

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.02.10 14:08:37 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 35) : True, I suppose my point was I don’t recall him ever completing an entire season. As a professional has he ever made it through an entire season without injury?

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.02.10 14:10:21 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 36) : :lol:

    In about 3 hours, the blizzard starts here. Expecting between 20 to 24 inches of snow today and tomorrow. Yikes, we have already had 32 inches of snow fall this winter.

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.02.10 14:11:25 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 39) : in about three hours i’ll be sitting on my deck with a singleton on the rocks in my hand, watching the sky change to that beautiful pink and blue just before the sun sets. i understand your pain, no really i do. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.02.10 14:14:52 by try time Reply

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  • oh and yes you can say it. i probably deserve it.

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.02.10 14:18:12 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 41) : :lol: I probably would say something, but one week from today, I am off to St. Petersburg, Florida for some sailing. Will be much warmer there. This two weeks of sailing in Florida in the winter is what gets me through this nasty season. :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.02.10 14:20:17 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 30) : i have loose shoulders. Causes me no end of grief

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.02.10 14:22:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : I have had the “pleasure” of popping several shoulders back for friends with loose shoulders. It is kind of a sickening feeling to do, the arm is so sloppy when dislocated at the shoulder.

    I am starting to have shoulder problems myself, but mine is related to my neck problems.

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.02.10 14:24:38 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 42) : yeah just watch out for detective kane. he might pose you to sleep. db it is this beautiful weather and nature that gets me through the dealing with stupid imbeciles that run things over here. so i think all things are equal. you have snow blizzards, i have civil servants with snow brains.

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.02.10 14:25:28 by try time Reply

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  • I am sorry but one can only smile at this. Its unfortunate but totally expected.

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.02.10 14:29:14 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 44) :

    When I did my shoulder for the third time it was after the second twickers test against the poms in 97… popped it out ordering a beer at the bar afterwards… and then couldnt get an ambulance to hospital so had to take the train… with my elbow sitting on my knee.

    The only pleasant part about doing your shoulder is the Nos gas they give you for the pain…

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.02.10 15:59:19 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Hm, that’s too bad. I am in and out of rugby news but it always seems to me that this player is injured.

  • Comment 48, posted at 07.02.10 23:33:36 by Lyndy_in_Mtl Reply

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  • @Lyndy_in_Mtl (Comment 48) :

    You are 100% correct.

  • Comment 49, posted at 08.02.10 04:51:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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