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It’s Boks over BaaBaas for Hargreaves


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 28 May 2010 at 11:56
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The observant among you will have noticed that Sharks lock Alistair Hargreaves has not been selected in the Barbarians team to face England this weekend, contrary to what we reported a week ago.

In a case of developments moving more quickly than he can keep up with, Hargreaves was something of a surprise inclusion in the Springbok team to face Wales on 5 June and had to withdraw from the Barbarians team as a result. It was felt that playing such a big match just a week before (hopefully) making his test debut was too risky and as such, Hargreaves has unfortunately had to turn down the offer of pulling on the famous black-and-white stripes.

Not that he minds, of course, since (for some, at least) representing your country in a test match remains the highest honour possible and something to strive towards, despite any sacrifices that may need to be made along the way. Hargreaves’s spot as the traditional uncapped player in the Barbarians team has gone to fellow South African Ross Skeate.

Let’s hope that Alistair is given another opportunity to play for the Barbarians later in his career, hopefully as an established test veteran.



53 Comments

  • Good call son.

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.05.10 12:04:10 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Majorly good call.

    Would have been able to do both though? Boks playing NEXT weekend.

    When do they get together? The Bulls and Stormers guys won’t be available until Sunday anyway.

    So he COULD have played.

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.05.10 12:23:08 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 2) : I think SARU asked him not to…

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.05.10 12:42:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 2) : @robdylan (Comment 3) : what about Sharksworld’s pool for these inbound whatever they are called tours ;-) ;-)

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.05.10 14:02:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • The right call, if there had to be one made, but playing for the Baa Baas is also very special. Pity he couldnt have done both.

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.05.10 16:31:59 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 4) : ? for which competition?

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.05.10 16:50:07 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • WI v SA 3rd ODI thread please! Must I think of EVERYTHING?? :roll:

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.05.10 16:57:26 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 6) : from SB mailing
    “Winter Rugby Tours – now open

    Don’t risk the horrific symptoms of withdrawal from your rugby prediction addiction – we’ve opened up a special new tournament for the big test matches taking place in June.”

    Please do not allow my relapse :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.05.10 16:57:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 7) : shocking :roll:

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.05.10 17:01:03 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 9) : I know!! :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.05.10 17:01:44 by klempie Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 4) :

    Ahh for the Winter Tours.

    Pool created.
    Invites sent.
    :cool:

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.05.10 17:03:49 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • WTF is this? Demand Friday? :razz:

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.05.10 17:05:00 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 7) :

    Seeing as you DID say please……..

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.05.10 17:05:33 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 12) : @KSA Stormer © (Comment 13) : Dankie oubaas! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.05.10 17:06:52 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 12) : is it?

    I would like …. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.05.10 17:09:59 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 15) :

    Well seeing as I’m in a giving mood………….. :razz:

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.05.10 17:10:45 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 11) : thank you :razz:

    howcome molly got registered quicker :roll:

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.05.10 17:10:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 11) :

    ….have i been invited :?:

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.05.10 17:12:45 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 16) : a glass of chardonnay and … i ‘m bit hungry :lol:

    and have cooking night :???:

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.05.10 17:13:06 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 18) : if you played before yoiu should get an email from Rob signed by KSA :roll: maybe they are the same person with split personality :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.05.10 17:14:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 18) : We allow Kiwis in but Aussies are banned. :twisted:

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.05.10 17:14:26 by klempie Reply

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  • Klempie, you bloody agent ;)

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.05.10 17:14:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 20) : That would be SEVERELY split. :twisted:

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.05.10 17:15:04 by klempie Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 18) : otherwise
    New pool: Sharksworld
    Pool code: snipsouk

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.05.10 17:15:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    THAT’S the spirit!! :mrgreen:

    How’s it going dude?

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.05.10 17:15:44 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : Touch me on my studio. ;-)

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.05.10 17:16:18 by klempie Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 17) :

    Her application was in almost immediately. :razz:

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.05.10 17:18:53 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 18) :

    nope you weren’t in the past pools that were invited. :( :oops:

    Here is the pools code.

    Website: http://www.superbru.com/wintertours
    Pool code: snipsouk
    Pool name: Sharksworld

    Join and get on the mailing list. :wink:

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.05.10 17:21:53 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 28) :

    I’m a bit of a Super bru novice….i think even wpw beat me last time ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.05.10 17:23:44 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : :mrgreen:

    Bwhahahahahaha. I HAVE to remember that insult.

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.05.10 17:23:46 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 28) :

    How many do you think will be in the Pool :?:

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.05.10 17:24:15 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 29) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.05.10 17:24:26 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 30) : What’s nice is you’ll only understand it if you’re a Saffer. :cool: Or a Pommie journalist. hehe

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.05.10 17:24:59 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 21) :

    Very Very understandable ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.05.10 17:26:11 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 31) :

    it all depends if the guys have had a bit too many predictions to make in the last few weeks or if they are still fresh and on the go.

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.05.10 17:28:23 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 35) :

    I think i need to get into the Football WC Pool as well…

    …..i hear it is close to the homeland

    ….did you see NZ qualified by beating Bahrain ! ;-)

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.05.10 17:30:44 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Hey! Where are my invite?? :evil:

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.05.10 17:33:00 by wpw Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 36) :

    Yeah I saw that. The guy who works with me is of Bahraini extraction and he was following it very closely.

    I didn’t tell him my Brothers in law live in NZ. :razz:

    I have just noticed that the winter tours only has four rounds.
    SHORT & SWEET :cool:

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.05.10 17:33:21 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 37) :

    We had a group discussion and decided that maybe it is best if you didn’t get one. :oops:
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    Seriously though. If you played in either the 2009 B&I Lions tour pool or the 2010 S14 pool you should have received an invite.

  • Comment 39, posted at 28.05.10 17:35:22 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 36) : I’d have liked a match up between soccer giants, SA and NZ. :twisted: My money would have been on NZ. :twisted:

  • Comment 40, posted at 28.05.10 17:35:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 36) : I won’t be doing a SWC pool.

    I will be MIA from 17 June to 18 July so will probably miss most of the picks.

  • Comment 41, posted at 28.05.10 17:36:27 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 38) : Well, half of it is Italy so it could feel longer than it is.

  • Comment 42, posted at 28.05.10 17:36:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 41) : Thank you know who! For there not being a SWC pool I mean. :razz:

  • Comment 43, posted at 28.05.10 17:37:40 by klempie Reply

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  • Its a conspiracy I knew it!! :sad:
    And I know the reason behind it…
    It are cause I are phat! :roll:

  • Comment 44, posted at 28.05.10 17:39:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 43) :

    There is one. jarson is running it, but not sure of the pool name or code.

  • Comment 45, posted at 28.05.10 17:39:44 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • There is a pool for SWC but it was created by Jarson X!
    Klemps, shall I send you an invite??
    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 28.05.10 17:41:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 44) : It are cos you is a Capey.

  • Comment 47, posted at 28.05.10 17:41:11 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 44) :
    Getting you to have wiffdrawel symptoms from ANYTHING will be a good start. :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 28.05.10 17:41:23 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 39) :

    he he he

  • Comment 49, posted at 28.05.10 17:46:51 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • :evil:

  • Comment 50, posted at 28.05.10 17:55:15 by wpw Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 49) :

    Hey you’re probably gonna be the only Kiwi flag in a sea of green on that pool. :smile:

  • Comment 51, posted at 28.05.10 17:58:20 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 50) :
    ;-)

  • Comment 52, posted at 28.05.10 18:23:34 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 51) :

    As long as i am ahead of one SA flag in particular ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 28.05.10 18:24:09 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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