Richard Ferguson

ABSA Currie Cup: Griquas (36) v Bulls (48) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, In the news on 9 Oct 2010 at 12:30
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With nothing left but pride to play for, Griquas coach Dawie Theron hopes his battered charges can find it in them to get up for one more big Bull-fight in the Currie Cup.

The defending champion Blue Bulls will arrive in Kimberley on Saturday determined to collect a full-house five points against Griquas and in the process keep alive their hopes of hosting a semifinal.

And the Griquas coach is under no illusion as to just how tall an order it will be to overcome the start-studded visiting outfit – who welcomed back a ghost of Springbok players this week.

“I truly hope the [Griquas] players will be up for it mentally,” Theron told rugby365.com, when asked about facing a near full-strength Bulls team chasing home ground advantage in the play-offs.

His own team, with nothing more than a remote, mathematical shot at the play-offs, will be playing for “pride” only.

“I trust the players still have the hunger to win a big one,” Theron said, adding: “I see this as the first game of our new season… the 2011 season.”

He admitted that it will be a charged-up Bulls side arriving in Kimberley

“However, this is a home game for us and we have to perform on our home turf,” he said, adding that their narrow (one-point) defeat to the Bulls at Loftus almost two months ago was a loss that “really hurt”.

“But there is no doubt it will be a very different Bulls team that will arrive this week and we will have to produce our ‘A-Game’,” he said.

The Bulls have also made no secret of the fact that they want to take the full five points away from Kimberley.

“Firstly, we need to go win that game as we are still not in a semifinal,” said Bulls captain Victor Matfield – one of a host of Bok stars recalled to the Bulls line-up ahead of this weekend.

“It’s a very important game for us… It’s never easy in Kimberley, so it’s going to be tough and we will have to be at our best.”

Recent results:
2007: Griquas won 26-18, Kimberley
2007: Blue Bulls won 46-3, Pretoria
2008: Blue Bulls won 41-12, Pretoria
2008: Blue Bulls won 58-22, Kimberley
2009: Blue Bulls won 25-24, Kimberley
2009: Blue Bulls won 61-27, Pretoria
2010: Blue Bulls won 39-38, Pretoria

rugby365.com Prediction: As Griquas coach Dawie Theron said, you should not be under any illusion as to the goals of the Blue Bulls. A comprehensive win and five points are the minimum requirement. While Griquas have the potential to cause an upset, the Bulls appear to have far too much class… not to mention the play-off factor. This should be a comfortable Blue Bulls victory – 15 points at least.

The teams:

Griquas: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Rocco Jansen, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Barry Geel, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Naas Olivier (captain), 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 Wesley Wilkins, 6 Justin Downey, 5 Cecil Kemp, 4 Frikkie Spies, 3 Jean Botha, 2 Rayno Barnes, 1 Steph Roberts.
Replacements: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Edwin Hewitt, 19 Gerhard Human, 20 Marnus Hugo, 21 Wilmaure Louw, 22 Rudi Vogt.

Blue Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Jaco van der Westhuyzen, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Danie Rossouw, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Derick Kuün, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Jaco Engels, 19 Flip van der Merwe, 20 CJ Stander, 21 Ruan Snyman, 22 Jacques-Louis Potgieter.

Date: Saturday, October 9
Venue: GWK Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, D Haasbroek
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee

This article is courtesy of rugby365.com



81 Comments

  • Go GW, just this one!

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.10.10 13:21:29 by Ice Reply
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  • At Newlands already !!! GO SHARKS !!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.10.10 13:31:41 by Charlie Reply

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  • Go Kwasse !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.10.10 13:38:12 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • If wishes were horses….blah,die,blah ;-) :grin:

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.10.10 13:44:15 by diablo Reply

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  • GRIQUAS !

    oh wait it doesn’t matter anymore cause the LIONS managed to lose last night ..nice ! :twisted:

    Although it must be said a Bok laden Bulls team going down in Kimberly would be priceless !

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.10.10 13:55:09 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • If Griquas beat the Bulls we get the Bulls in the semi no matter what happens at Newlands

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.10.10 14:12:59 by war1 Reply
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  • @diablo (Comment 4) : Stranger things have happened, like the game last night. Do you think the bulls will go for the 115 point win?

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.10.10 14:14:42 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 7) : Doubt it – too risky. Mission accomplished by getting into the semis, no need to risk injuries. Good time for the returning guys to “find their feet” and gel with the rest of the team :cool:

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.10.10 14:24:46 by diablo Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 7) : BUT it would be priceless if they did ;-) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.10.10 14:25:29 by diablo Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 8) : @diablo (Comment 9) : I think if they did manage to pull something like that off it would take self belief to a whole new level

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.10.10 14:33:11 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 10) : If you listen very carefully you’ll hear a sound like distant thunder – not to worry, it’s just the “Blou Masjien” warming up :razz:

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.10.10 14:38:17 by diablo Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 11) : If you look carefully you`ll see a puff of blue smoke as well . . That`s their supporters starting their diesel bakkies! :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.10.10 14:40:55 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @diablo (Comment 11) : Time will tell, 4 very good teams in the semis.

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.10.10 14:42:37 by war1 Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 12) : Nah, that happens after the game – the supporters are too busy with the klippies & cola by now to worry about dicing ;-)

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.10.10 14:45:05 by diablo Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 4) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.10.10 14:57:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 11) :

    Why can we hear it from so faaaaar away, is there a bearing knock?

    Or did the exhaust fall off?

    If Bakkies is involved then it is probably a head problem. :lol:

    :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.10.10 14:58:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 7) :

    1st half will decide.

    If these guys rack up 40-50 points then the 2nd half will be slaughter.

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.10.10 15:00:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • JK looks pissed. not looking forward to sprinting for the tryline all afternoon. :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.10.10 15:01:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • possesion

    20sec

    Griquas 100%
    Bulls 0%

    :razz: And that is where it ends. Bulls have the ball now, Griquas won’t see it again. :razz:

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.10.10 15:02:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Olivier misses a sitter at goal. :???:

    Where is he playing next season?

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.10.10 15:04:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Geel try!!!!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.10.10 15:04:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Olivier converts

    Griquas 7 – 0 Bulls

    4min

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.10.10 15:05:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn kicks off direst into touch.

    Bulls are scared of the Cheetahs. throwing the match so they stay 4th. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.10.10 15:06:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Olivier stuffs up a pass to send the ball into touch with Jansen heading for the line.

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.10.10 15:08:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Tackles Made

    Bulls 17
    Griquas 1

    9min

  • Comment 25, posted at 09.10.10 15:10:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Potgieter scores.

    Steyn converts

    Griquas 7 – 7 Bulls

    14min

  • Comment 26, posted at 09.10.10 15:15:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bulls r in no matter what! pity the Lions loss last nite!

  • Comment 27, posted at 09.10.10 15:18:24 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • 21min

    Griquas 7 – 7 Blue Bulls

    the 115 is out of the picture.

  • Comment 28, posted at 09.10.10 15:23:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) : never expected them 2 make it anyway!

  • Comment 29, posted at 09.10.10 15:24:24 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • Olivier TRY!!!!!

  • Comment 30, posted at 09.10.10 15:25:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 29) :

    yip it never WAS in the picture really.

  • Comment 31, posted at 09.10.10 15:26:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn Converts

    Griquas 7 – 14 Bulls

    24min

  • Comment 32, posted at 09.10.10 15:26:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Griquas TRY!!!! Stemmet

  • Comment 33, posted at 09.10.10 15:30:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Jaco vd Westhuizen is SUCH a liability on the win for these guys.

  • Comment 34, posted at 09.10.10 15:30:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conversion missed.

    Griquas 12 – 14 Blue bulls

    29min

  • Comment 35, posted at 09.10.10 15:31:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • vd Heever TRY!!!

  • Comment 36, posted at 09.10.10 15:32:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn misses

    Griquas 12 – 19 Blue bulls

  • Comment 37, posted at 09.10.10 15:34:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What!? Morne actually missed!

  • Comment 38, posted at 09.10.10 15:34:57 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • Sharks u21 trail 19 – 6… :-(

  • Comment 39, posted at 09.10.10 15:36:33 by Charlie Reply

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  • PK Steyn

    Griquas 12 – 22 Bulls

    35min

  • Comment 40, posted at 09.10.10 15:37:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 8m inside their own half and griquas going at goal INTO the wind. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 41, posted at 09.10.10 15:39:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) :

    IT”S F%^&EN OVER!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Griquas 15 – 22 Bulls

    37min

  • Comment 42, posted at 09.10.10 15:40:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • HALF TIME

    Griquas 15 – 22 Blue bulls.

  • Comment 43, posted at 09.10.10 15:42:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : I’m guessing th 115 point margin will not happen today.

  • Comment 44, posted at 09.10.10 15:47:22 by war1 Reply
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  • So WP will target Jaco’s wing when we face the Bulls in the final!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 09.10.10 15:55:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 44) :

    Did anyone have it on SB? :razz: :roll:

  • Comment 46, posted at 09.10.10 15:57:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 45) : go back to sleep coz thats the only place your dreams are real!

  • Comment 47, posted at 09.10.10 15:57:59 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 45) :

    I think this is his last season so he won’t be there next season.

  • Comment 48, posted at 09.10.10 15:58:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bulls try

    Steyn misses again

    Griquas 15 – 27 Blue bulls

    44min

  • Comment 49, posted at 09.10.10 15:59:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kuun Try!

  • Comment 50, posted at 09.10.10 16:04:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • a ghost of Springbok players :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 09.10.10 16:08:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : :oops:

    forgot about that.

    Converted

    Griquas 15 – 34 Bulls

    53min

  • Comment 52, posted at 09.10.10 16:09:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 51) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 09.10.10 16:09:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bjorn Basson TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And the Record for most tries in a season is HIS!!!!!

  • Comment 54, posted at 09.10.10 16:12:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Converted

    Griquas 22 – 34 Blue bulls

    57min

  • Comment 55, posted at 09.10.10 16:13:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • YC against Griquas. :???:

  • Comment 56, posted at 09.10.10 16:15:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Jaco vd Westhuyzen try

  • Comment 57, posted at 09.10.10 16:15:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Jaco scores!!
    Pretty decent try. :roll:

  • Comment 58, posted at 09.10.10 16:16:09 by wpw Reply
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  • converted

    Griquas 22 – 42 Bulls

    61min

  • Comment 59, posted at 09.10.10 16:17:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 58) :

    He’s about to turn 33. Have you guys made him an offer yet?

  • Comment 60, posted at 09.10.10 16:17:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sharks u21 trailing 36 – 9 :-(

  • Comment 61, posted at 09.10.10 16:21:06 by Charlie Reply

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  • Who got the yellow?

  • Comment 62, posted at 09.10.10 16:23:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • bulls look average,we can take them in the semis.

  • Comment 63, posted at 09.10.10 16:25:03 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 62) :

    Steph Roberts

  • Comment 64, posted at 09.10.10 16:25:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 63) :

    We don’t need to, we’ll be playing WP. :wink:

  • Comment 65, posted at 09.10.10 16:26:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA Shark
    Hoe oud is Oupa Stefan nou??
    Albert VD Berg, Johan Ackerman??

  • Comment 66, posted at 09.10.10 16:26:43 by wpw Reply
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  • Matfield try

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  • @wpw (Comment 66) :

    All long time Sharks not bought after they turned 35, :razz:

  • Comment 68, posted at 09.10.10 16:27:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • To answer my own question, it was steph roberts

  • Comment 69, posted at 09.10.10 16:28:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • JLP converts

    Griquas 22 – 48 Bulls

    71min

  • Comment 70, posted at 09.10.10 16:28:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 65) : lol,our forwards are going to dominate I think.

  • Comment 71, posted at 09.10.10 16:28:35 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 69) :

    Or you could just look at my answer. @KSA Shark © (Comment 64) : :razz:

  • Comment 72, posted at 09.10.10 16:29:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 71) :

    I hope so.

  • Comment 73, posted at 09.10.10 16:30:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Basson TRY!!!!!!! #21

  • Comment 74, posted at 09.10.10 16:32:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Converted

    Griquas 29 – 48 Blue Bulls

    76min

  • Comment 75, posted at 09.10.10 16:33:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Now watch the Bulls supporters punt him for the Boks next year!!
    Even though I admit he deserves it ahead of Habs on current form.

  • Comment 76, posted at 09.10.10 16:34:10 by wpw Reply
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  • Man I’m chuffed for Basson, I reckon his brand new record will never be equalled :razz:

  • Comment 77, posted at 09.10.10 16:36:58 by Jarson Reply
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  • Pretorius TRY

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  • FULL TIME

    Griquas 36 – 48 Blue Bulls

  • Comment 79, posted at 09.10.10 16:38:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Margin point thank you, had Bulls by 13 :cool:

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  • @wpw (Comment 76) :

    I’d have no problem with him continuing to be a Bok. He should play ahead of Hablahblah

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