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Pieterson bids WP au revoir


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Springboks, Stormers, Super 14, WP on 3 Jun 2010 at 11:56
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Joe Pieterson has called time on his WP career.

Pieterson, who featured prominently for the cape franchise during the Currie Cup and Super 14 has put pen to paper with French club Bayonne and will head to France shortly after his wedding on July 10.

Pietersons career has been hampered with injuries and while he was immensely talented he never quite had the chance to show what he was fully capable of until this year.

At one point he was sent by Nick Mallet to study Stephen Larkham as Mallet viewed Joe to be the next big thing in the Springbok 10 jersey, a bill he never lived up to although he always proved to be a dangerous wing/fullback.

Pieterson made the move on the basis that he didn’t see himself in the Bok jersey even though many rugby observers saw him not far from the Green and Gold.The player is quoted as saying he is alot further from the jersey than most people think which leads me to believe that someone in the Springbok setup may have had a word with him.

Pieterson goes on to say that although he backs himself he cannot see himself unseating Frans Steyn and Zane Kirchner from the Bok 15 jersey(ridiculous comment when you consider that Steyn is based overseas and Kirchner, well…is Kirchner)

His contract with WP only expires at the end of 2010 but WP CEO Rab Wagner has released him on condition that WP get first option to sign him should he wish to return from France.

WP seem to have a number of option to play at fullback with Conrad Jantjies running at full speed in training and Gio Aplon and Jurgen Visser also familiar with the position, his accurate goal kicking will be missed though



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  • Did you read the comments attributed to him in the Cape Times, shame he seems such a good guy. I’ll see if I can find the article.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.06.10 12:05:33 by molly Reply
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  • #Province have more Depth Than US…….!!!!!!!!………..I HATE THAT!!!!

    Okey Sharks CURRIE cUP sIDE: lEAVING THE bOKS OUT BLOODING SOME YOUNGSTERS………..

    15. tERBLANCHE/LAMBIElUDIK/
    14. mAPOE / mvovu(gr8 talent)
    13. LUDIK
    12. SWANNIE(SLIM DOWN BOY-BREAK THE LINE)
    10. lAMBIE
    9. cOCKETTE / mCLOUD

    8. aLBERTS
    7. botes/Mostert/Rhodes(good player-next FLOW, fRANSCIOS lOUW, need more impact time off bench)
    6. Daniel/ Rhodes

    first choice (mOSTERT/hARGRIEVES AND sYKES) pROBLEM hARGRIEVES/SYKES MAY BE IN bOK SETUP….NO EXPERIENCE LEFT TO BLOOD YOUNGSTERS(BIG FACTOR PROVINCE LEARNED FROM US(WITH MONTY AND BROWN), AND THEN WE FORGOT IT AGAIN)

    5.mostert/ Hargrieves
    4.nO bACK UP OF nOTE-ANYONE KNOW ABOUT UPCOMING YOUNGSTERS?(RHODES MAYBE)/Sykes

    inexperience OF nOTE( SEND THESE BOYS TO OS DURANT-OR BIG BALIE….LOSING MOMENTUM IN SCRUMS DOESN’T CREATE TO MUCH GOOD FORTUNE. pAT cILLIERS( ? OVER SCRUMMING ABILITY )
    3.Herbs (BACKUP????)
    2 Burden(BACKUP????)
    1 CILLIERS(BACKUP????)

    CC will be good, but adding taking into account exodus after world cup…and time to enter into new phase in sharks rugby…this Curriecup is so crucial it hurts…..

    nOW SO WE LOOK OKAY-THEN Compare bulls Stormers Backup’s to this…..I hate to say this—but in western province club scene can whip KZN ANY DAY-TAKE ANY OF THE TOP 4 CLUBS IN ‘WP’ So where is all the good stuff going to come from…the academy(can the academy team whip WP club scene…I am a bit worried where are we going to with 2010 2011 planning? Scouts? Is the Union Active in Scouting Talent? Look what the Bulls did with dipenaar and Hougard(Picked from the U21 PROVINCE BENCH TO SENIOR CONTRACTS) DOES THIS MAKE FOR GR8 VISION OR GR8 SCOUTS?

    greetings to ALL sHARKS fANS

    fROM THE bOERSEUN….

    PS-Lat year I played with some boys that are better than most Small Union Players but never got a break….the Sharks need to look to WP Club rugby for some up coming Talent. Please take a note that Hamiltons(club champions) has a better team than last year….and are 6th on this log with one win….

    Lets take a LOOK AT A shocking forecast:
    FNB MATIES STELLENBOSCH SLA 1 9 7 0 2 337 164 37
    FALSE BAY FALSE BAY SLA 1 7 6 0 1 220 148 28
    DURB-BELL DURB-BELL SLA 1 7 5 0 2 200 161 24
    FNB UCT U C T SLA 1 8 4 2 2 211 166 24
    SK-WALMERS SK WALMERS SLA 1 7 3 1 3 241 193 18
    VILLAGER VILLAGER SLA 1 7 4 0 3 145 174 18
    HAMILTONS HAMILTONS SLA 1 6 3 0 3 155 121 18
    STEINHOFF VICS STELLENBOSCH SLA 1 9 2 0 7 217 304 13
    HELDERBERG HELDERBERG SLA 1 7 1 1 5 196 250 11
    NNK NNK SLA 1 7 0 0 7 62 303 0

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.06.10 12:11:29 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 3) : UP THE BAY!!!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.06.10 12:12:39 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 2) : Dude did you have your cape lock key on :?:

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.06.10 12:17:44 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Just give the Sharks some time, weve been smarter than province for a while now…I am sure we will be back to reality soon.

    I will bet we have some Random Super Star Like Jonny Wilkenson or some talented youngster from bloem johannie Willemse(die welkom willehond) in THE TEAM BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH….I just am not seening or hearing anything at this time……..and lets face it….the sharks official site it to slow with info….Pienaar leaving not been confurmed or announced yet!!!! some one fire the media reps!!!!

    PPS…JUST NOTE PRETOOORS PLEASE!!! HE NEED TO RETIERE IN FRANS!!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.06.10 12:22:20 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • Jeez boerseun, angry much?

    I’d rather see Ross Cronje at 10. Good lightie. Leave Lambie at 15. We already screwed with Steyn so much he left, lets not do the same to Lambie hey?

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.06.10 12:45:42 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @PTAShark (Comment 6) : Guy Cronje

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.06.10 12:48:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • did not see it coming :shock: and people thought he would become a bok…

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.06.10 12:53:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : There is a lot of new faces on Sharksworld…surprising concidering how well the Sharks did in the S14…..good to see some new opinions.

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.06.10 12:53:58 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : how was goofy :mrgreen:

    what happened to my author’s icon :?: does it expire :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.06.10 12:54:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) : perhaps they are seeking brothers/sisters in distress :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.06.10 12:55:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • Ag shame, he was such a good mini-me to Percy! BTW my HEART OF A LION AWARD This year goes toooooooo:

    GIO APLON! This guy has so much heart. I am glad he is not bigga!
    Runner up: Joe Pieterson

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.06.10 13:02:26 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 12) : Hello Ysie…hoe gaan dit met jou??

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.06.10 13:08:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Busy like a bee, pokkels! Karrent wait for the CC now…

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.06.10 13:11:52 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 14) : Ja ek hoop maar al die Bulle en Stormers word Bokke dan kan die Sharks dalk die CC wen. Solank Snor besluit dat die Bokke nie mag CC speel nie. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.06.10 13:14:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 10) : huh? That’s weird… no, it shouldn’t expire

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.06.10 13:26:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • what does “first option” mean?

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.06.10 13:26:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) :

    If he returns to SA then WP get the first opportunity to make him an offer.

    I think the same thing happened when JDV came back!! :cool:

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.06.10 13:31:46 by wpw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 15) : maar wat van die vrystaat :shock:

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.06.10 13:35:25 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 19) : Helfte van die Vrystaat speler sal in Durban wees :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.06.10 13:42:30 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : it’s back :cool: thanx
    almost thought I had to scribble some more .

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.06.10 14:00:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 21) :

    Have answered your stat question on the Butch twist thread. ;-)

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.06.10 14:05:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • How to break this piece of news gently to my g/f ??? Sometimes I think he`s the only reason she went to Newlands ( The Home of Rugby ! ) with me :roll:

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.06.10 14:47:30 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Strange decision by Joe, he was imo the form SA fullback in the S14

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.06.10 15:01:56 by Greg Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 21) : I went and dug it out for you… not sure what happened to it

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.06.10 15:08:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Province / Stormers will miss him, he has had a good last 12 months but with Jantjies returning to the fray he has made the right decission.

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.06.10 15:09:21 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) :
    How was Euro Disney, did you see Keo?

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.06.10 15:12:52 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 24) :
    Conrad Jantjes has royal game status at Province and will be played ahead of Pietersen.

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.06.10 15:15:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 27) : it was awesome… the only dwarf we saw was Dopey, aka Ryan Vrede

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.06.10 15:17:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 27) : @robdylan (Comment 29) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.06.10 15:19:48 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) :
    Seriaaas, probably a criteria of employment over there.

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.06.10 15:23:15 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 24) :I would throug Lambie right into that category…

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.06.10 15:29:40 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 32) : Lambie had a great season, but if I were picking a bok side on S14 form alone, Joe would be my 1st choice, and the added bonus is he would fill the role of backup kicker. Lambie certainly has a great future, it will be interesting to see what happens when louis ludik is back to 100%

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.06.10 15:40:11 by Greg Reply

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  • ludik is a good player but ew need to find a Senter…..I like the watermeyer Bros….very good prospects, and stephans from FREE STATE IS GOOD…SIAS EBERSON-NOT A GR8 SIGNING CONSIDERING GUY AND LAMBIE CAN PLAY 10…MY CONCERN WITH LAMBIE IS SPEED HAS THE BOY GOT SOME PACE…HE LOOKS TO BE A NICK EVENS TIPE OF PLAYER WITHOUT THE PACE…AND ONE MORE THING ANY GOOD FLY CAN TAKE UP 12 OR 15…IT’S 15 CONVERTING TO 10 THAT TENDS TO GET SHADY…BUT HAVE SEEN LAMBIE AT 10 TWICE, AS JUNIOR AND HE WAS REALLY SOLID…LUDIK WILL BE THE PICK…ludik played a good few games in the 13jersey…..

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.06.10 15:51:38 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 34) :skree jy altyd so? :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.06.10 16:07:24 by Ice Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 28) : Janties has had his moments, but when last did he do anything significant?

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.06.10 16:07:41 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 36) : but I take your point, he is the Earl Rose of the Cape :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.06.10 16:09:27 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 37) :

    Speaking to yourself again?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.06.10 16:14:58 by wpw Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 35) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.06.10 16:15:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 37) : glad you two sorted this one out :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.06.10 16:16:15 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 35) : Ek stem saam…KSA gave him a hint but he did not take it…maybe your more “direct” approach will work :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.06.10 16:17:36 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 41) :I don’t beat around the bush! :wink:

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.06.10 16:19:46 by Ice Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 38) : Yep, I’m a Lion, who else will speak to me :?: :lol:

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.06.10 16:23:35 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 36) :
    On his latest form, I would have fought hard to keep Pietersen.

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.06.10 16:26:14 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 34) :

    Ons sal Baie meer met jou praat as jy MINDER SKREE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 45, posted at 03.06.10 16:28:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • ;( :oops:

  • Comment 46, posted at 03.06.10 16:39:49 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 36) : :?:

  • Comment 47, posted at 03.06.10 16:40:47 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 46) :

    Daai hoofletters van jou is onsettend moeilik om te lees. :razz:

    Ek het nog nie een van jou ‘comments” gelees nie. :sad:

  • Comment 48, posted at 03.06.10 16:41:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 47) :

    We use capitals when we try and get a strong point across. Essentially we use it to SHOUT. :lol:

  • Comment 49, posted at 03.06.10 16:42:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) : @wpw (Comment 38) :

    Can I have a Proteasworld thread please? :|

    http://www.cricinfo.com/west-indies-v-south-africa-2010/engine/current/match/439151.html

    Incidentally, India just lost to Zim AGAIN!! :lol:
    Which I think will bump us up to 2nd on the ODI standings. :cool:

  • Comment 50, posted at 03.06.10 16:46:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 50) :

    Ah. Not quite. India are on 6203/52 = 119.289 and we are on 3912/33 = 118.545. A win against the Windies should nudge us ahead.

  • Comment 51, posted at 03.06.10 16:51:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 50) :

    WHAT are the ODI rankings and how will a match thread bump Sharksworld up to 2nd? :razz:

  • Comment 52, posted at 03.06.10 16:52:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Rob will be pleased to see a cricket thread!! :lol:

  • Comment 53, posted at 03.06.10 16:55:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : http://www.cricinfo.com/rankings/content/current/page/211271.html

    As for the Sharksworld comment…well…no comment dude. :roll:

  • Comment 54, posted at 03.06.10 16:55:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 53) : He almost screwed the Proteas over in the last game when he made an appearance. :evil:

  • Comment 55, posted at 03.06.10 16:55:39 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 54) :

    threads up.

  • Comment 56, posted at 03.06.10 16:55:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 53) :

    He must have missed the email about the namechange for the site while he was on vacation. :razz:

  • Comment 57, posted at 03.06.10 16:56:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : I’m hitting the road so you’ll have to man the Proteasworld thread for a bit.

  • Comment 58, posted at 03.06.10 16:59:13 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 58) :

    NO F OFF!!!!!!!!!!

    I only put the thing up coz you asked for it now you go and piss off??????????????

    Yopu know sometimes my 8 year old daughter whines for something and then when I give it to her she doesn’t eat it. But she is only 8. :razz:

  • Comment 59, posted at 03.06.10 17:08:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 59) : so she has about 3 years on klempie when it comes to mental age? :)

    (sorry, I know that was horribly weak, but it’s been a long day!)

  • Comment 60, posted at 03.06.10 17:44:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : :razz:

  • Comment 61, posted at 03.06.10 18:10:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 62, posted at 03.06.10 18:12:34 by klempie Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 2) : gee for a new one on the blog you like to comment long and gee the no’s too looking for a star are you eeee :lol:
    only joking ;-)

  • Comment 63, posted at 03.06.10 19:20:01 by chaz Reply

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  • Bye Joe. Hope he likes oblivion… The little primadonna shouldn’t have been there for the final… Aplon was by far the better performer at 15 over the S14

    He stands very far back in the line for Bok Fullback after:
    1. Steyn
    2. Kirchner
    3. Aplon
    4. Lambie
    5. Anyone…
    6. Everyone…

    Brent Russell would be a better choice.

  • Comment 64, posted at 03.06.10 20:39:51 by HG (Heavens Game - not the sponsor) Reply

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  • Thanks goodness you’re not involved with selecting the Boks!!
    I’d select him ahead of Kirchner any day!!

  • Comment 65, posted at 03.06.10 20:55:02 by wpw Reply
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  • @HG (Heavens Game – not the sponsor) (Comment 64) : are you new on the blog and if yes welcome to SW a great site :mrgreen:

  • Comment 66, posted at 03.06.10 21:07:14 by chaz Reply

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  • @HG (Heavens Game – not the sponsor) (Comment 64) : agree with 1 & 4 and well Brett R oh yes :lol:

  • Comment 67, posted at 03.06.10 21:09:06 by chaz Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 65) : who please there is 5 names :???: :?: ;-)

  • Comment 68, posted at 03.06.10 21:10:04 by chaz Reply

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  • @HG (Heavens Game – not the sponsor) (Comment 64) : oh that name rings bell :?: And was also not the sponser if i’m corrett
    Rob should know :???: :?: :!:

  • Comment 69, posted at 03.06.10 21:14:55 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 69) : nice curls…. what brand of hair product do you use?

  • Comment 70, posted at 03.06.10 23:27:57 by SandTiger Reply

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  • @HG (Heavens Game – not the sponsor) (Comment 64) :
    I see Pietersen is getting married in July,…., your ex maybe? :twisted:

  • Comment 71, posted at 04.06.10 09:23:52 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @SandTiger (Comment 70) : only the best me friend and thats just for our team :mrgreen:

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