Richard Ferguson

Windhoek Lager Team of the Week


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby on 3 May 2011 at 11:39
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Welcome to the Windhoek Lager Team of the Week. We have decided to make it an all South African team and base it only on the weekend matches. So if your favourite player did not play on the weekend, he will not be in the team.

Thanks must go to Windhoek Lager for sponsoring this weekly Team. We will have a Team of the Year competition at the end of the season, so make sure to take note of certain players who consistently make the team.

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1. Coenie Oosthuizen – This man has a solid side step on him! Good game in the scrums as well.

2. Deon Fourie – Had a busy game and capped the performance with a good bonus point try.

3. WP Nel – Strong performance from the big Cheetah man, dominating at scrum time.

4. Rynhardt Elstadt – This lock combination totally dominated on the day. Great talent for the future.

5. Andries Bekker – Proving week in and week out that he is the next Springbok lock, is playing his way onto the World Cup bench.

6. Schalk Burger – Lead his team to a dominating win and had a typical hard Schalk match.

7. Francois Louw – Overshadowed his much larger and more spoken about opponent on the night, great match in the rucks and got a few turnovers.

8. Pierre Spies – Had a good game in his team’s new colour, giving him some wings and even scoring a try. Best of the SA eighthmen.

9. Sarel Pretorius – Most certainly the inform South African scrumhalf at the moment.

10. Morne Steyn – Certainly getting his kicking form in order before the World Cup, but also gave his backline some good front foot ball to work with.

11. Bryan Habana – Is improving his game so far through the tournament, not yet hitting top form, but was a menace on the night.

12. Jean de Villiers- What a game from a great player, one of few certain Springbok starters who is in form. Made the Sharks centre’s look like girls playing in the park.

13. Jacque Fourie – Another superb centre who is at the very top of his game, big strong runner with the ball and a brick wall on defence.

14. Gio Aplon – A good game from the diminutive winger, was dangerous on attack and scored a good try. His defence also didn’t let him down.

15. Riaan Viljoen – This man has a boot much like Frans Steyn, and seems to like those 60m drop goals from his own half. His positional and defensive play on the night was better than we have seen from him.



43 Comments

  • My Windhoek MVP of the week goes to Jean de Villiers!

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.05.11 11:42:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Sending a solid message with that team Rich. :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.05.11 11:43:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : I can agree with that. he had an excellent game and lead his team well.

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.05.11 11:44:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) :

    I dont think any Shark player played better than any other South African on the weekend.

    Pat Lambie was close for his defensive efforts, but Steyn had a blinder kicking all eight his kicks..

    Its only fair..

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.05.11 11:45:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Bear of the week?

    I’d like to nominate either our defence coach or Meyer Bosman.

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.05.11 11:46:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    Cannot disagree with that

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.05.11 11:47:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Luyt Lager Crappy XV (in progress):

    4 Bakkies Botha
    5 Ross Skeate
    6 Deon Stegman
    9 Charl McCleod
    12 Meyer Bosman
    13 Stefan Terreblanche

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.05.11 11:47:56 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 7) :

    You are going to battle with the front row..

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.05.11 11:48:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Lets just say, now that bin Ladens gone, theres a place for Bosman on the top 10 most wanted list!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.05.11 11:49:34 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @King Shark (Comment 7) :

    And a flyhalf to put in there will be impossible..

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.05.11 11:49:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I was very impressed by the Cheetahs this weekend – and it was a much enjoyable game to watch!

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.05.11 11:52:13 by Ice Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : Agreed.

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.05.11 11:52:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) : not really, watch:

    1 Dean Greyling
    2 Gary Botha
    3 Eugene van Staden

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.05.11 11:55:42 by King Shark Reply
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  • 7 Davon Raubenheimer
    10 Lionel Cronje (least good flyhalf!)

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.05.11 11:57:18 by King Shark Reply
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  • Try of the weekend I would like to nominate the first Sheppard try for the Force against the Crusaders

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.05.11 11:58:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 14) :

    He cant be categorised as being the kak flyhalf..

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.05.11 11:59:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : We have a defensive coach??!

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.05.11 12:00:09 by war1 Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : It was pretty freaking awesome!
    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 16) : That’s why I said “Least good” ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.05.11 12:01:57 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 18) : Not Sias as ‘least good’? and he aint kak either. When last could we say that none of our SA team’s flyhalves are kak.

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.05.11 12:04:08 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 19) : It does feel strange, doesn’t it?

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.05.11 12:12:16 by King Shark Reply
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  • Have to say, now that Habana appears to have dropped the dream of getting into drama school, he’s starting to play a lot better. Like know he can. :cool:

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.05.11 12:17:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @King Shark (Comment 13) : CJ?

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.05.11 12:18:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 21) :

    He is looking better and better every week..

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.05.11 12:20:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 22) :

    CJ wasn’t the best on the weekend..

    I agree that he might have to be in the Bear team..

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.05.11 12:21:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 24) : Defintely in the Bear team.

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.05.11 12:23:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • I suppose from a Springbok point of view it’s good to see some of the Springboks performing!

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.05.11 12:23:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 24) : OK, CJ in, Eugene out. Same with Sias for Lionel.

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.05.11 12:23:35 by King Shark Reply
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  • Why is the Bear team called the ‘Bear’ team?

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.05.11 12:23:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • what, no Sharks? :)

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.05.11 12:25:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) :

    Some idiot who didn’t know how to beer (Windhoek), so since then we have decided to keep it..

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.05.11 12:27:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 30) : I see, I think. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.05.11 12:32:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • No Sharks Rob? I agree what about our crash tackling mid field pairing of Bosman and Stef, they were superb :lol:
    And our brilliant buy, Ross Skeate who dominated the lineouts. :grin:

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.05.11 12:51:03 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • Duane pound for pound best number 8 this weekend. Give that man a Windhoek… Spies was nowhere in comparison. Deysel cleaned rucks out brilliantly, looking forward to see him in the mix next week…

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.05.11 13:12:52 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : to be honest, cronje held his defensive line just as well as Lambie, he may have missed a couple kicks at post, but his kicking for touch and distributing to the backline was excellent. So he must also surely be right up there.

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.05.11 13:43:20 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 34) : Lionel was good and his job was made easier by his forwards who dominated the Sharks forwards.

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.05.11 14:00:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 34) : Don’t remember him tackling much, though. But not a bad performance, overall.

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.05.11 14:15:31 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 36) : suppose your boys didn’t really have that much ball to work with, did they ;-)
    Trust me sharon, the one move your boys like is the rumble up the first channel, which was the one cronje was marking… How many linebreaks were there?

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.05.11 14:19:29 by molly Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 35) : absolutely, just don’t think a defensive performance in a losing effort is warrant enough for Lambie to be a possibility in the team of the week.

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.05.11 14:22:18 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 38) : I agree! I never said Lambie should be in the team though.

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.05.11 14:27:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : That’s what happens when you have 2 donkeys at centre and a game-plan built almost exclusively around Willem Alberts. :sad: Anyway, I’m sure Plum has some positive ideas for the Brumbies game…

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.05.11 14:28:29 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 33) : I also thought Deysel had a decent outing for his first start. Looking forward to seeing him progress. He was closely marked by the Stormers but still pulled off a few of those trademark hand-offs.
    I would pick him for Brumbies and give Alberts a bit of a rest.

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.05.11 14:33:59 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 34) :

    I agree Molly..

    That’s why I was shocked to see him selected as the Crappy team of the week flyhalf.

    I thought he was great taking into consideration it was his first start. His nerves must have been shot! He is a player for the future for sure!

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.05.11 14:34:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 31) : There is this one chop that only ever criticise the team of the week. He couldn’t spell “beer”.

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.05.11 07:27:13 by King Shark Reply
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