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Boks to Face Wales


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Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 22 May 2010 at 21:17
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Bearing in mind that the Bulls and Stormers are “excluded” what do YOU think of this squad?

Six Springboks playing outside of South Africa have been included in the squad.

This team has been selected for one match only, they will play against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday 5 June 2010.

Springboks: 15 Frans Steyn, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jean de Villiers, 12 Butch James, 11 Odwa Ndungane, 10 Ruan Pienaar, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Joe van Niekerk, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 BJ Botha, 2 John Smit (c), 1 CJ van der Linde.
Reserves: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Jannie du Plessis, 18 Alistair Hargreaves, 19 Ryan Kankowski, 20 Meyer Bosman, 21 Juan de Jongh, 22 Bjorn Basson.



81 Comments

  • Hargreaves is doing well. BaaBaas next weekend, Springboks the week after. :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.05.10 21:20:32 by KSA Stormer © Reply
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  • Ruining careers yet again.

    Steyn is a 12 not a 15
    Butch is a 10 not a 12
    Ruan is a 9 not a 10
    Ricky is a Bench prop not a starting Scrumhalf.

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.05.10 21:21:46 by KSA Stormer © Reply
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  • Can’t wait to see Butch in green and gold again! :cool:

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.05.10 21:21:49 by klempie Reply
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  • I would have gone with

    9 Ruan
    10 Butch
    12 De Jongh
    13 JdV

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.05.10 21:23:03 by KSA Stormer © Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 2) : It’s a one-off to rest players. Wouldn’t take it too seriously. However, it is Snor so who knows? :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.05.10 21:24:14 by klempie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 3) :

    Who will be the kicker?

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.05.10 21:25:36 by KSA Stormer © Reply
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  • This Bok team is going to get slaughtered out there, keep in mind that these guys have not played together in ages.

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.05.10 21:25:51 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 6) : Ummmm….same as Sharks before FS and Butch left I’d imagine. Fransie for the long ones, Butch from closer.

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.05.10 21:27:52 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 2) : :lol: Ricky is a Bench prop :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.05.10 21:28:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Kanko doesn’t deserve to be there either and so too CJ!

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.05.10 21:30:10 by wpw Reply
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  • Bizarre. Simply bizarre

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.05.10 21:30:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • No Barritt?????????

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.05.10 21:32:24 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 12) :

    And with that i’m off to bed.

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.05.10 21:32:45 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • Ruan will evetually move to 9
    Butch to 10
    Jean to 12 and De Jongh to 13

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.05.10 21:34:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 12) : Barritt isn’t eligible for the Boks anymore.

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.05.10 21:35:20 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 12) : Is that a joke? :???:

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.05.10 21:35:34 by klempie Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 15) :

    Why not?

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.05.10 21:36:43 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : Kanko doesn’t deserve to be there?? Lay off the Capey homegrown will ya?? :roll:

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.05.10 21:36:48 by klempie Reply

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  • This is rather a strange team. Ricky does not deserve to be there, neither does Chiliboy. How much rugby has Chili played this year?

    Why not take a risk and give Lambie a run and see what he has got and put Steyn in at 12?

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.05.10 21:37:12 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 17) : He’s played for the Saxons silly man. :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.05.10 21:37:28 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 20) :

    Saxons aren’t the England 2nd team. England A is the England 2nd team?????

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.05.10 21:38:51 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • Moan, moan, never be satisfied :-(

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.05.10 21:38:55 by Charlie Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 17) : He has played for the Saxons, which I understand to be the next senior representative team for England.

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.05.10 21:40:44 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 21) : They changed the name in 2006.

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.05.10 21:42:16 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 21) : England Saxons = England A = England 2nd team

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England_Saxons

    You can go away and have a good cry now. :razz:

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.05.10 21:43:37 by klempie Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 24) :

    Ahhh. thanks. :oops:

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.05.10 21:43:54 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 25) : :razz:

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.05.10 21:44:42 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • Stoked for Louw and Aplon! But really don’t understand how this’ll work, these players are going to get together a coupla days before the game and try get something together. De Jongh, Louw, Januarie, Aplon, Roussouw, Bekker, Potgieter are all busy till next weekend… when are they supposed to practice?

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.05.10 21:44:48 by molly Reply
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  • Klemps
    Kanko hasn’t had a good season and he never performed at Bok level.
    Vermeulen or Alberts would have been a better option!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.05.10 21:46:03 by wpw Reply
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  • I just ate 5 soup spoons of Nestle Gold Cream….bllllaaaaaaahhhhhhhh :oops: :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.05.10 21:47:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 26) : I had a good look at it when I heard Barritt had played for them.

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.05.10 21:47:21 by lostfish Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : Kak man. He got injured in the middle of the season. Before that he was the only shining light in the dismal 5 loss streak for the Sharks.

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.05.10 21:48:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : ja, Vermeulen :sad: But I’m glad he isn’t handing out caps willy nilly. Kanko will be fine, its only Wales ;-)

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.05.10 21:49:37 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 33) : :evil: :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.05.10 21:50:40 by klempie Reply

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  • Klemps
    He had 2 good games. :roll:
    And he has tits for hands!!

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.05.10 21:51:11 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : I’m trying REALLY hard to imagine that but I can’t. :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.05.10 21:52:43 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 32) : agree… the only person who could score a try for the sharks. Kanko deserves a proper chance.
    Sorry for Grant… wish he could get another chance.

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.05.10 21:54:29 by molly Reply
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  • Hehe
    :lol:

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.05.10 21:55:36 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : @molly (Comment 37) :

    WPW. Listen to your fellow Capey. She actually HAS a pair! :lol:

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.05.10 21:56:37 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 39) : why thank you… I think…

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.05.10 21:58:27 by molly Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 39) : Sorry Mols. I couldn’t resist. :oops:

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.05.10 21:58:58 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 41) : no, it was a good one.

    But seriously, Kanko’s hands used to be shocking, really think he’s worked on that. He was really good last time he played against Wales (unless I’m getting my games wrong, didn’t he play against them after the WC07?) Besides, he’s on the bench, so its REALLY not a big deal. Louw at 6 is a bit odd… maybe we should look at that more.

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.05.10 22:04:08 by molly Reply
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  • PDV really has no clue! Some great talent in the team, but most playing out of position just to accommodate the likes of Panic Mechanic? Why he is long past any usefulness, can’t EVEN start a S14 or provincial match anymore…..How he is even allowed to played scrum half in his physical shape is a mystery..the props are in better condition that him.

    Welcome back Frans and JDV though….they have been sorely missed.

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.05.10 22:11:27 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 12) : Barrit got his eye on the English jersey, so he won’t be putting on the Green and Gold….ANOTHER mark against SARU…. :evil:

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.05.10 22:14:08 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : Not sure what games you have been watching – but he has been pretty good this yeah…think he scored most of the Sharks tries…..Definitely deserves to be there….IMO…:)

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.05.10 22:18:43 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Most of the Sharks tries?? Your leading try scorers are on 3 each!!
    :mrgreen:
    This is a one off test for goodness sake!! Calm down people!!
    I’m sure Div will select the top players for the tests against France and Tri Nations!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.05.10 22:36:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 46) : And kanko missed half the comp or so? IN the first half he was the only player who scored tries. Give credit where its due.

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.05.10 22:38:19 by molly Reply
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  • Happy for Gio. :cool:

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.05.10 22:40:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • Deysel must be pretty gutted. I agree Ruan should be 9 and Butch 10. No problem with Steyn at 15.

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.05.10 22:41:50 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Anyone who survives a Bakkies headbutt deserves a Bok jersey. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 22.05.10 22:41:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • Happy also with Fransie at fullback. :cool:

  • Comment 51, posted at 22.05.10 22:42:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 46) : Just accept it boetie. The girls are ganging up on you!!

  • Comment 52, posted at 22.05.10 22:42:49 by klempie Reply

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  • I see that klemps! But then again what do girls know about rugby??
    :twisted:
    (Runs away)

  • Comment 53, posted at 22.05.10 22:50:54 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 50) : :lol:

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.05.10 00:26:22 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 2) : so we have
    9 playing 10
    10 playing 12
    12 playing 13.

    weird…

    and what about Bekker, Potgieter, Louw, Rossouw – don’t they need rest.

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.05.10 07:44:00 by rekinek Reply
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  • Been stewing over the selection of January the whole night! If ever there is a quota selection it is this guy. He used up any inkling of brilliance he had in the Dunedan test…how can we have him starting at pivot? He is too fat too slow and he alternates between making bad decisions and dropping or knocking the ball on! Why couldn’t Ruan be at 9, Frans be at 13 and Patrick Lambie be at 15….
    No Deysel and Botes ?WTF
    I say if the young guys are poached by the Saders then they should go – quiet frankly SA rugby selection is turning into a joke!
    WPW…..Vivia Kanko ;-)

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.05.10 08:22:47 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Just A Fan
    It is a one off test against Wales and most of these players are not the first choice in their positions!
    As for your comment about the quota system, we don’t discuss politics on this site! :wink:

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.05.10 08:27:46 by wpw Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 56) : januarie is not starting at pivot.

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.05.10 08:32:41 by rekinek Reply
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  • GO SA
    and FS hope you got your kicking boot on :lol:

  • Comment 59, posted at 23.05.10 11:40:57 by stormy chaz Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 46) : Good, so that will mean even less streamers? :lol:

  • Comment 60, posted at 23.05.10 13:10:55 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • According to reports in Sunday newspapers…Ruan will leave at the end of this year…of to ulster…I think.

    Now that is bad news.

  • Comment 61, posted at 23.05.10 13:22:02 by Letgo Reply
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  • I saw that same comment on keo. Mike Greenaway reckons both Frans and Ruan have issues with Divvie! I wonder if this is another one of those ‘open secrets’. :roll:

  • Comment 62, posted at 23.05.10 13:36:30 by wpw Reply
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  • The time has come to start the argentine shopping list, we’re now entering the final phase of professional rugby, where it’s about the franchise, and not player birth place loyalty.

    The sooner we accept that the sooner we’ll be able to fully support our team. Keep loyalty sentiments for international rugby.

  • Comment 63, posted at 23.05.10 14:27:12 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Rob any inside news of Ruan departing???

  • Comment 64, posted at 23.05.10 16:48:39 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • Agh, Ruan have issues with himself, seems to be confused, 9 or 10, can’t make up his mind, when the one does not work, he jumps to the other :evil:

  • Comment 65, posted at 23.05.10 17:42:00 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 65) : seems he,s played his last game for sharks too though!!

  • Comment 66, posted at 23.05.10 18:16:18 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • Someone needs to explain to me what you South Africans are doing.

    I thought the Bulls and Streamers were not involved….so why are they ?

    Secondly this team makes a mockery of Test Rugby and i hope it gets smashed.

    Thirdly i know it’s all about momentum and finding cover for certain positions in the RWC….however why pick the whole backline out of position ?

    Fourthly i am not a fan of PDV …and this sort of thing strengthens my case, what this team need to do is WIN or this is a Test Rugby Sham !

    Fifthly it is embarrassing for Southern Hemisphere Rugby as a whole.

    Sixthly i hope it is not a sign of teams to come from all Nations as we approach the RWC.

    That’s enough for now.

    PS That side is Pants and is an embarrassment to the SA Rugby Public….

    PPS Get rid of the Coach ! What an idiot !

    PPPS Has he been set up ?

    PPPPS Were the NZ jurno’s right when interviewing him in NZ last year…and as asking the question.

    ‘You appear to be a great man manager…..BUT do you know anything about Rugby’

  • Comment 67, posted at 23.05.10 18:27:35 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 67) : to be fair Snor is quite a successful coach percentagewise. The fact that he did not bring a cup home (as yet :lol: should not necessarily disqualify him :mrgreen:

    but I agree with you a bit strange selection … but many good and proven players in this team albeit in different places we would expect them :mrgreen:

  • Comment 68, posted at 23.05.10 18:37:12 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 61) : hope you are wrong :???:

  • Comment 69, posted at 23.05.10 18:38:00 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 68) :

    To be fair i haven’t seen the Welsh Side

    ….in fact why is this fixture even taking place.

    …..i thought they were meant to visit us at this time of year !

    ….so what is the reason for the fixture ? :???:

  • Comment 70, posted at 23.05.10 18:47:11 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Oh come off it HH!
    How many times have NZ selected second string teams in recent years??
    The Northern unions also send understrength sides when touring the Southern hemisphere!!!
    Also, it must grate you that this so called average coach’s teams whipped your sorry asses R times in 2009!!
    He is OUR coach and whether he selects Earl Rose for the Boks we will still support him and the rest of the Boks!!
    :evil:

  • Comment 71, posted at 23.05.10 19:24:00 by wpw Reply
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  • 3 times

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  • @wpw (Comment 72) :

    R times would have been more than i could have coped with ! ;-)

  • Comment 73, posted at 23.05.10 19:56:02 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • He looks well capable of selecting Earl Rose….

    ….. I just hope it is against us ! :cool:

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  • @wpw (Comment 71) :

    Yes the AB’s have often selected weaken line ups !

    ….. but the score board still did the talking !

    …. i just hope this Bok outfit can do the same ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 75, posted at 23.05.10 19:58:24 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I reckon we can still take you guys with Earl in the side!!
    You’re that crap!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 76, posted at 23.05.10 19:59:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 72) :

    Especially when they smashed us in Dunedin for the first time ever ! :shock:

  • Comment 77, posted at 23.05.10 20:00:03 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 76) :

    Get him in ….. and bring it on ! :roll:

    …even better get De Jong in ;-)

  • Comment 78, posted at 23.05.10 20:01:18 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I think the Aussies will be a different side this year. With Cooper in the side alongside Genia and Giteau they will be tough to beat!
    Peter Hynes and Drew Mitchell are also playing well!!
    And then there’s their loosies!! :roll:

  • Comment 79, posted at 23.05.10 20:08:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 79) :

    I am going to watch with interest how the Aussie Barbarians go against the English. If that team can win the Aussies will be able to put together a formidable squad ! :shock:

  • Comment 80, posted at 23.05.10 20:54:43 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • They have been hit by injuries but here is my Australian Side that may be competitive.

    15 Hynes

    14 Mitchell

    11 Ashley Cooper

    13 Cross

    12 Barnes

    10 Giteau

    9 Genia

    8 Brown

    7 Pocock

    6 Elsom

    5 Sharpe

    4 Chisholm

    3 Robinson

    2 Moore

    1 Alexander

    However that said there is easily another side of 15 BETTER ! :shock:

    The really big question is …. is either side any good !

    They appear to have plenty of depth …but do they have any quality ? :?: ;-) ;-)

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