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Springbok Players to take part in conditioning programme


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, In the news, Sharks, Springboks, WP on 7 Sep 2010 at 13:02

The South African Rugby Union confirmed on Tuesday that all the contracted Springboks will undertake a conditioning programme for the next four weeks and will be withdrawn from their Absa Currie Cup squads until 6 October.

All non-contracted Springboks are available immediately for their provinces. The arrangement has been made in consultation and with agreement with the players’ contracting provinces.

 The following contracted Springboks will undertake the conditioning programme:

Vodacom Blue Bulls – Victor Matfield , Danie Rossouw, Bakkies Botha, Wynand Olivier, Morne Steyn, Fourie du Preez and Pierre Spies
The Sharks – John Smit, Bismarck du Plessis, Tendai Mtawarira,  JP Pietersen and Adi Jacobs
Vodacom Western Province– Schalk Burger, Jaque Fourie, Bryan Habana, Ricky Januarie and Andries Bekker
Vodacom Free State Cheetahs – Juan Smith, Heinrich Brüssow and CJ van der Linde

 All players have been given a programme by the Springbok conditioning and medical team and will follow this under the supervision of the Provincial conditioning teams and in consultation with Springbok management. The contracted players will report to Cape Town on 4 October for testing.

 The contracted group will be available for the final round robin stage of Absa Currie Cup matches as well as the playoffs.

 Issued by SARU Communications



32 Comments

  • NOT RICKY!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.09.10 13:13:38 by molly Reply
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  • wpw must be livid! I know how much he looked forward to seeing their Bok Scrummy back in the blue and white hoops!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.09.10 13:15:03 by Original Pierre In Mourning Reply
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  • So CJ is not going to be playing for the Cheetahs when they face the Bulls as reported elsewhere

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.09.10 13:19:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Its makes no sense for Bismarck, Beast, Ricky Januarie, Bakkies, JP Pietersen, CJ Van der Linde are withdrawn from CC action. They need game time surely? Same goes for Adi Jacobs although he is not even back from injury yet.

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.09.10 13:24:36 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • Bakkies gets withdrawn from CC before he even makes his comeback! Very clever! For conditioning? What’s he been doing for the last year?

    Is it to condition his mind maybe?

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.09.10 13:25:30 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • Off-topic but I see Eastern Province has signed Willem Stols (why?), Len Olivier and Jaco Engels (for 2011).

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.09.10 13:26:18 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Deysel and Daniel gone for the season as well?

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.09.10 13:26:39 by Original Pierre In Mourning Reply
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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 5) : To prevent him from getting banned for the EOYT.

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.09.10 13:27:41 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 8) : :lol: I knew there must be a sound reason. In PDV we trust :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.09.10 13:32:38 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • What SARU should just have said, is the following players have a free ride to the RWC 2011.

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.09.10 13:36:13 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 1) : ha ha they are probably sending him to fat camp.

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.09.10 13:40:18 by lostfish Reply
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  • Jean De Villiers can go and play for WP this Saturday, whilst Adi Jacobs (who hasn’t played for 6 months) is withdrawn from the CC? That makes a whole lot of sense.

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.09.10 13:41:21 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 12) : its obviously just contracted players they had the power to control. So they’re exercising that power.

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.09.10 13:43:49 by molly Reply
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  • shite :!: :!:

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.09.10 13:44:49 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 1) : @Original Pierre In Mourning (Comment 2) :

    Our chances of winning the CC has just increased by 50%!!

    The WP side has just lost 143kgs now that Ricky is not available!! :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.09.10 13:55:03 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : :evil:

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.09.10 14:19:39 by Charlie Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 13) : I realise its only the contracted Bok’s but it’s just plane stupid.

    Jean De Villiers doesn’t have a contract?

    And why ‘rest’ Bakkies, Adi, Ricky etc when they are hardly overplayed and in need of conditioning.

    Absurd.

    What happens if the Bulls for instance don’t make the playoffs? Then Bakkies might have 1 match before the EOYT? After how long?

    Clowns round the world are feeling very hurt today.

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.09.10 14:31:10 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • @MysticShark (Comment 6) : Did Len Olivier not go overseas just last year?
    Anyway glad to have that boy back in SA, he was an exciting player who got shafted a bit at the Sharks.

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.09.10 14:32:28 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 17) : And Guthro doesn’t have a contract!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.09.10 14:35:39 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 17) : I know it doesn’t make sense, but we also know that unions don’t like to play along, reckon the Boks would keep everyone they could if the unions let them, now they’re just being stubborn.
    Also, on JdV, think his contract expired while he was overseas or before.

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.09.10 14:36:18 by molly Reply
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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 17) : Ricky’s presence amongst the conditioned players is indeed worrying. It would imply that he is a part of next year’s plans :shock:

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.09.10 15:09:21 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 17) : bakkies is set to play this week. read it somewhere. weird

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.09.10 15:10:41 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • Man the lions are lucky!!!!!!!! Not losing a single player. :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.09.10 15:13:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 22) :

    WAS set to play.

    apparently SARU has decided it is easier to make a blanket decision than to assess each player individually.

    YIP as i’ve always maintained. There is absolutely nothing common about common sense.

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.09.10 15:16:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 21) :

    Maybe not. His contract with SA Rugby ends this year!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.09.10 15:23:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 25) : assuming that they are not going to renew it putting him on conditioning programme is just a waste of money.

    unless prowince asked nicely :twisted:

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.09.10 15:28:46 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 26) : there’s a few things about this conditioning camp that doesn’t make sense, so wouldn’t be surprised if they were wasting money.

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.09.10 15:35:38 by molly Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 6) :

    Jaco Engels??????????? WOW, why haven’t the Bulls recontracted him?

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.09.10 15:40:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The contracted group will be available for the final round robin stage of Absa Currie Cup matches as well as the playoffs

    So just enough CC games for SARU to Rake in the gate takings for CC Semi and Final fullhouse matches and for the Boks to say they have won a CC trophy when they only played in three of the seasons 16 games. :evil:

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.09.10 15:46:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • just a bit of maths. out of 20 players 5 (ie.25%) haven’t played a game for the last couple or more weeks.

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.09.10 15:54:03 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 30) : unless this conditioning is about mending a broken psyche then they should send few more.

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.09.10 15:56:07 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • According to Supersport the 2 unions that wanted the ban enforced where the Cheetahs and the SHARKS wtf?? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.09.10 07:55:58 by Zebra Reply

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