Ice

Meeting the man without a Face


Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Meet the bloggers, Original Content on 2 Nov 2010 at 12:08

Like a lot of you, I am sure, I was so looking forward getting “to know” the faceless man of Sharksworld. In an ‘exclusive interview” with yours truly, the real person unraveled…..and I am very chuffed with myself that we share no fewer than 6 players in our Top squad!! (And he did not even choose International players – To a blonde that means that you do not know completely diddly squat if a walking rugby pedia shares some of your own selection! LOL)

I Have a special surprise for everyone at the bottom of this article – YES!! I will reveal what he looks like !! I have profiled the Man without a Face, according to what I have learnt of him and what I think he would look like – and when I sent it to him, he said I was Spot-on! 

Ladies and Gents – without further adieu……

Born in the Karoo, grew up in the Eastern Transvaal, was a teenager in Cape Town, worked in JHB (mainly), then off to Namibia for a couple of years and now back in CPT!  Throughout my life I was privileged to have been involved in some way or form in every aspect of rugby, playing, coaching and administration. 

Name, nickname and where do you live?Morne, Morne (although some might remember PissAnt) and CPT

What do you do for a living?
Been trying to figure that one out for the last 2 years myself, but it pays well and its something in finance.

Who do you support and why?
Rugby!  No seriously I do.  I have been associated with WP over the years however

How/why did you become a WP supporter?
Like most I would guess, it was bliksemed into me as a child!  Got to know the game in WP’s golden era.

What was your most memorable rugby moment (personally experienced or a team / player)
Been highlights throughout my life in all areas, nothing quite like a plan coming together so I specifically enjoyed coaching or assisting in teams in derby games which we were the underdogs and won because of the planning that went into it!

What is your Dream team (old and current players)?
SA only:

15. Johan Heunis

14. James Small

13. Danie Gerber

12. Michael du Plessis

11. Pieter Rossouw

10. Naas Botha

9. Divan Serfontein

8. Gary Teichman

7. Andre Venter

6. Rob Louw

5. Mark Andrews

4. Div Visser

3. Keith Andrews

2. John Smit

1. Os du Randt

Which co-bloggers opinion do you value the Most? Why?
So many, some I love general kak praat with, and some I love chatting rugby with, names that pop up include Rob, KSA, Baldrick, Fish, Dancing Bear and my homeboy Claytie to name a few

What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve made to watch a rugby match?
Turned down wedding invitations (not my own), skipped funerals – no biggies

Who is your least liked player?
Stefan Terblanche holds a soft spot in my heart…

Who are your favourite 3 players of all time and why?
Andre Venter, even in the pro era of rugby, the jersey meant everything to him.

James Small, never surrender, never say die, and a real f-you attitude which I love

John Smit, statesmen, consummate professional, captain, ambassador, hell name it, this guy is it – lead our national team from the dumps to glory on all fronts, not only the rugby field, and did so and still does so with a spring in his step, and a smile on his face.

If you could have a blogger deleted, who would it be and why?
Rob, so I can post transformation articles on SW!!!

If you could select a coach (past or present) to be with Your team – who would it be?
Gert Smal to return to WP

How did you end up on SW, wasting valuable company time?
SW ended up on me…

Who is your favourite referee – current or old?
Technically Kaplan is just in a different class, but I loved Tappa for the comic value he brought to rugby

Why Rugby ?
Sex is too expensive

How do you react when your team loses?
Fill my glass again and check what game is on next!

What is your most memorable rugby moment ever?
John Smit lifting the World Cup in 2007 while I sat on the only couch (sleeper couch) we had in our little cottage at that time in Namibia whilst I had to watch the whole final in silence as mommy and my new baby boy of just over 3 months lay sleeping next to me.

What is your favourite rugby ground?
Loftus

What is your earliest memory of a live game – provincial or test match?
Attending one personally?  WP v. Bulls, Newlands, 1992

If you could play – what position would suite you best and why?
Coach, I hate fitness training – rather be the one giving it.

Do you have any pre-match routines (home or going to the game)?
Making sure I have enough ice in the fridge.  Hugely important, nothing pisses me off drinking whiskey with no or little ice.

Who is your all-time favourite or best Captain? (locally or internationally) and why?
Smitty

If your nic is not your real name – how did it originate?
Real name (no Shit Sherlock!)
     
Are you related to any well-known player?
Blood relation?  None that I know of. ( I was surprised at this…)

Thanks Morne, I know your opinion is highly valued on this site! And thanks for answering a few q’s for us!!

AND…..HERE HE IS!!!!!



43 Comments

  • Bwahahaha…that can’t be Morne he hates fittness training.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.11.10 12:17:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Are those jockey juniors?

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.11.10 12:19:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Pokkel…maybe good genes… :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.11.10 12:22:29 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : can’t be..he has a son! :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.11.10 12:24:26 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • Loftus?LOFTUS?!You rat mother……

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.11.10 12:25:31 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • I have a pic of Morne :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.11.10 12:26:10 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 4) : Even the small ones work. :twisted:

    That’s what i tell my dates anyway. :wink:

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.11.10 12:26:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • Nice to meet you Mr Morne..

    Not a fan of that pic though.. he looks like he could be batting for the other team in that pic?!

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.11.10 12:30:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) : Ag pleeeeeeezee!!??

    @ Claytie – u have my mail… :twisted:

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.11.10 12:32:22 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) :

    Better?? ;-) :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.11.10 12:34:45 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 10) :

    That’s better.. thanx Ys..

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.11.10 12:35:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Why Rugby ?
    Sex is too expensive

    Amen to that ….

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.11.10 12:37:58 by Zibbie Reply
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  • That`s the difference between Carter and er some SA rugby players . . . no holes in his jockeys!

    Seriously though: Johan Heunis?! Wasn`t he the guy who used to knee poor Faffa and Carel after they scored against the bulls?
    Naas Botha? Okay he used to be a match winner but with the current rules and application he wouldn`t last 20 minutes.

    Good to meet Morne though!

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.11.10 12:51:31 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @ OC BWAHAHA on the jockey comment! LOL

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.11.10 12:59:15 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • Pieter Rossouw also a bit left field imo.

    Carel du Plessis would have run rings around him.

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.11.10 13:03:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • Nice one Ys!

    Pleasure to make your acquaintance Morne; we all appreciate your willingness to share your rugby knowledge.

    I have also never met another fan as objective about the game as you are.

    Being a fellow CT-resident, I hope we will hook up sometime.

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.11.10 15:40:26 by Big Fish Reply
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  • You value MY opinion???????? I KNEW I was good at bullshitting. :razz:

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.11.10 15:57:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 16) :

    HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m objective!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    about the Sharks :roll: :razz:

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.11.10 15:58:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) : u are…I will never forget the lashinng I got this morning! Scarred for LIFE!! :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.11.10 16:15:05 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • hi Morne :grin:

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.11.10 16:18:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • it would be better with the photo. C’mon Ice can’t you stalk the guy and take a photo :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.11.10 16:19:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 19) :

    Hehehehe

    JULLE WOU MOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :razz:

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.11.10 16:24:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 20) :

    Stop Drooling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.11.10 16:24:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : note to self : see what happens when you try to be nice. lesson learnt : always be mean :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.11.10 16:32:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 21) : huh?

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.11.10 16:35:59 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • Okay Well Seeing As Morne is allowed to show his sixpack, I’ve updated my profile pic to show MY sixpack.

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.11.10 16:36:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 24) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.11.10 16:37:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 25) : can’t you trace Morne and take a photo of him ? I had you as an experienced stalker . :roll:

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.11.10 16:38:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) : uhmmmm – Rob just hurt my ears on Mapoe thread but the thing you’re trying to do to my eyes is faaaar worse :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.11.10 16:40:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 29) :

    Just be GLAD you can’t see the full size version. :oops:

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.11.10 16:43:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 28) :

    She found him, but when she followed him home his fence was 5ft high and she couldn’t see over.

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.11.10 16:44:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Reks, I think the profile pic is perfect!

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.11.10 16:45:41 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) : :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.11.10 16:46:57 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 32) : you mean Morne’s egg or the picture of this man who pretends to be Morne (the latter is perfect :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.11.10 16:47:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • His EGG??

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.11.10 16:53:10 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 35) : His current avatar (=profile pic) is some sort if an egg.
    :roll:

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.11.10 16:56:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 36) : Or otherwise known as a rugby ball. ;-) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.11.10 16:59:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 37) : i was not looking that closely :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.11.10 17:02:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • Hi Morne
    although i don’t think its really ur pic and still think u take life to much chill my friend life is short :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 39, posted at 07.11.10 21:37:41 by chaz Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) : :shock:

    eish now i know why u hv that pic eish and i thought Morne was bad (good looking girl) :roll: ok me to at some time :oops: was even told to take a hike and get a new pic :lol:
    i think ours was great looking but this one i just don’t know :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 07.11.10 21:43:57 by chaz Reply

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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 32) : :mrgreen:

    Gee who is going to be next (out of the close closet) can’t wait ;-)

    But thanks it great to get some info of the SW family

  • Comment 41, posted at 07.11.10 21:45:54 by chaz Reply

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  • My team to beat your team by 20 points!!! ;)

    Couch jake white of 1997!!!

    15. Juba / HO de Villiers

    14. Carel du plessis/ ray mort

    13. Danie Gerber / mannetjies roux

    12. Jean de villiers/Danie Gerber

    11. Habana of 1997

    10. Honiball / botha nash

    9. Fourie de preez

    8. Gary Teichman / rob louw

    7. Andre Venter

    6.Jan boland coetzee / ruben kruger

    5. Mark andrews/ bakkies

    4. Vic matfield / Oom frik

    3.Beast

    2. John Smit / ulie schmitt

    1. Os du Randt

  • Comment 42, posted at 07.11.10 23:02:07 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • My team to beat your team by 20 points!!! ?

    Couch jake white of 1997!!!

    15. Juba / HO de Villiers

    14. Carel du plessis/ ray mort

    13. Danie Gerber / mannetjies roux

    12. Jean de villiers/Danie Gerber

    11. Habana of 1997

    10. Honiball / botha nash

    9. Fourie de preez/ joost

    8. Gary Teichman / tiaan strauss / rob louw

    7. Andre Venter

    6.Jan Ellis!! Then: Jan boland coetzee / ruben kruger

    5. Mark andrews/ bakkies

    4. Vic matfield / Oom frik

    3.Beast / hempies du toit

    2. John Smit / ulie schmitt

    1. Os du Randt

    That makes up my top 22 the bench is indicated next to starting teams name…

  • Comment 43, posted at 07.11.10 23:38:33 by BoerSeun Reply

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