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Steyn joining Boks today?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 22 Aug 2010 at 10:47
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Fullback Francois Steyn is set to join struggling South Africa on Sunday when they start preparing for two Tri-Nations home fixtures against Australia.

Steyn played for French club Racing Metro on Friday after recovering from a thigh injury and Springbok manager Andy Marinos said he would travel to Pretoria, where the August 28 first Test against the Wallabies will be staged.

South Africa conceded two tries in the final three minutes against New Zealand before a near-90,000 crowd at Soccer City in Soweto Saturday to lose 22-29 and remain bottom of the southern hemisphere championship table.

The reigning world champions need to beat Australia twice — the second clash is on September 4 in Bloemfontein — to dodge the wooden spoon one year after winning their third Tri-Nations title.

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37 Comments

  • So coming to my own conclusions here it seems SARU have been bullshitting us yet again.

    So Steyn couldn’t come and play this week ‘coz he was injured and SARU HAD submitted the required paperwork in time?

    Oh then he did play, so he wasn’t injured?

    And then MIRACULOUSLY less than 5 hours after the Boks lose to NZ they announce that Steyn will be arriving today.

    SARU you are LIARS!!!!!!!!!!!
    You submitted the paperwork to late and had to wait for the 14 days since submission to pass for Steyn to be available.

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.08.10 11:03:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • rugby365.com can also reveal that Racing Metro, at the request of the player and the Bok management, have agreed to consider him only at fullback.

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.08.10 11:20:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Interesting..

    I agree with you KSA, SARU are bullshitters!

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.08.10 11:30:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Why bother? Tri-Nations is done and dusted.

    ” Closing the gate after the horse bolted”

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.08.10 11:31:31 by Original Log Leader Reply
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  • Oh well. Let’s see if Frans makes a difference to the team.
    I will LMAO if he has two average tests!! :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.08.10 11:35:08 by wpw Reply
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  • I can see him trying to prove his worth too much by doing stupid little things..

    We should have tried somebody new at fullback..

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.08.10 11:38:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Like who Rich??
    Lambie?? :wink: or Riaan Viljoen perhaps??

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.08.10 11:40:21 by wpw Reply
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  • If we lose the next 2 games, It will be a major embarrasment :oops:

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.08.10 11:45:57 by Jarson Reply
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  • @ Jarson
    If we lose the next 2 games then Div should go imho! :evil:

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.08.10 12:01:29 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) :

    I would go Viljoen.. or maybe even Jantjes.. Jaco Taute may even get a look in, based on his form this seaso so far.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.08.10 12:15:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • This is stupid.

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.08.10 12:20:34 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 11) :

    What? Bringing Steyn back? Then I agree..

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.08.10 12:22:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 12) :
    Yes.

    PDV is allowing too much flux into the team core and structure – when you add all the enforced injuries and other absences, its little wonder we radiate uncertainty.

    I would give an ultimatum; pick a local player and stick with him. If Steyn wants in, then he must get a local contract. This exception is not fair to the bunch who gave up lucrative contracts to come back, and it involves too much aggravation.

    Coaching fail.

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.08.10 12:25:47 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 13) :

    Do you really think he would come back, or should I rather ask if his agent would allow him to get a local contract..

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.08.10 12:28:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Rich, that is a decision he must make. Just like a number of players had to do too. Remember Jerry Collins and Carl Hayman? 2 of the best in the world, but NZ said cheers when they went abroad. Not to mention Nick Evans and Luke McAllister.

    We will learn to adjust. Maybe stick Morne Steyn there so he doesn’t need to kill each attack at flyhalf.

    Frans is a phenomenon, but this wavering is bullshit. In any event, Aplon shocked me with a great performance: the weakest link is still Spies. They should be begging Alberts to replace him!

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.08.10 12:34:26 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 15) :

    Aplon did do well at the back.. he was solid on defence, and potent as always on attack..

    Spies should be playing Currie Cup rugby.. he just isn’t the same old Spies that could break through 20 tackles. He is a marked man. Bring in Vermeulen or Alberts or Kankowski.. Any of these will improve the overall game.

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.08.10 12:48:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Alberts for the Boks??
    You must be delusional!! :roll:

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.08.10 14:33:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 17) :

    Who then?

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.08.10 14:38:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw i sent you a text dude

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.08.10 14:39:55 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Ignore wpw: he is just stirring.

    The least sensible call you suggest is that of Vermeulen. He made 1 good tackle all game. Alberts made loads of yardage and plenty of donkey work. The Boks need a player like him more than Kanko.

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.08.10 14:51:09 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Kanko should be next in line and then Vermeulen!
    Alberts had one good CC at the Lions and is injury prone.
    Duane should be ahead of him based on consistency over a number of years.
    The fact that he was outshone on ONE game yesterday means buggerall.

    Claytie, I got ur sms u namedropper!! :twisted:

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.08.10 14:54:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 20) :

    I’ve always been a fan of Vermeulen, he started out at the Cheetahs and I’ve followed him. He really deserves a break, he has been in good form for a few seasons now.

    Alberts is coming into his own, and I do kinda agree with both of you. It would be nice to ee him have a go at the Aussies, but he is injury prone and is yet to prove his worth at a level higher than CurrieCup. Lets see how he does at Super 15 level next season and re-assess the situation..

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.08.10 14:59:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Vermeulen has always been an over-rated player. Neither a racehorse like Kanko, a powerhouse like Alberts, or a smart linker like Daniel.

    Only WP fans and keo (same thing) would honestly believe he deserves a call-up. I’d rather see Potgieter or Louw there. We already have Spies as a showpony.

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.08.10 14:59:34 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 23) :

    You make a vald point BF.. He isn’t quite in the mould of anything.. almost like a jack of all trades yet the master of none..

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.08.10 15:02:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I still like the player, and I still think he is a great addition to any team, be it WP, Stormer or the SA team..

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.08.10 15:03:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I think he is a good player, might even be a decent international player, but not the star people make him out to be.

    I think having Alberts at 8 for the Boks would give us what Daniesaurus could in 2007; a big ball-carrier of the back of the scrum, and a guaranteed advantage line crossing in the loose. With the new rules, having a guy who can constantly cross the gain line while close enough to his pack NOT to be turned over is a huge boon.

    Yesterday you saw Bissie, Beast and Alberts do this all day, and that’s why we retained so much possession.

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.08.10 15:10:05 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 26) :

    Ball possession is key.. the biggest mistake by the Boks yesterday was to not tighten up the game with 10 minutes to go..

    We need a ball carrier that is in form, not Spies. Lets see if PDV is going to make any changes.

    I must say that Hougaard had a really good game at 9.. definitly deserved to be ahead of Ricky

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.08.10 15:16:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Agree: we didn’t value the ball enough. A problem we have long had in SA.

    Hougaard shut me up: I thought he needed more provincial game time before stepping up, but he was superb.

    Aplon also answered my doubts. Both were great.

    I think some returns from injury, and some rest, and we will bring the pain next year.

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.08.10 15:25:49 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 28) :

    It interests me that you thought Aplon and Hougaard were superb !

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.08.10 16:13:31 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Hi HH,
    Well done to your team! :???:

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.08.10 16:37:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 29) :

    Hougaard was better than Ricky was..

    Well done HH, congratulations on wining the Tri Nations. Your team certainly deserved it!!

    Bad luck re: Dan Carter..

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.08.10 16:41:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @HH
    We aim to keep people interested and informed on SW: glad to see we are succeeding. :lol:

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.08.10 17:23:47 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 29) :

    care to elaborate on that comment?

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.08.10 17:30:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 33) :

    Yes please.. I cant figure out if it is sarcastic or not..

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.08.10 17:43:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Aplon is a little YSTER!! Like a comment made “he only weighs 79 but has the heart of someone weighing 125kg’s!”

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.08.10 08:22:08 by Ice Reply
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  • oH JA – AND Hougaardt was really really good! :oops:

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.08.10 08:23:05 by Ice Reply
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  • Hey Fish, I don’t think you made one comment that I did not agree with…

    So everything Fish said for me!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.08.10 13:31:41 by Letgo Reply
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