Richard Ferguson

Baby Boks cruise past Ireland


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 23 Jun 2011 at 11:22
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The Baby-Boks played Ireland in one of two fifth-place semi-finals at the 2011 IRB Junior World Championships in Italy and came away with a 57 – 15 win, and will now face Fiji in the final 5th place playoff on Sunday.

The Bokkies ran in nine tries to the two by Ireland, with Sevens star Tshotsho Mbovane dotting down three times and Lions winger Wandile Mjekevu getting two. Johan Goosen converted five of the tries with replacement flyhalf Johnny Welthagen adding two points as well.

The Baby Boks dominated the set-pieces thanks to their efficient line-out and scrum. The South Africans leaked two tries, but were superb on defence after outmuscling Ireland. The SA U20s, who conceded a 26-20 defeat against England during the final Pool C match on Saturday, put in a complete all round performance.

Scorers:
South Africa – Tries: Tshotsho Mbovane (3), Wandile Mjekevu (2), Cornell du Preez, Jaco Taute, Francois Venter, Arno Botha; Conversions: Johan Goosen (5), Johnny Welthagen.

Ireland – Tries: Paddy Jackson, Eoin McKeon; Conversion: James McKinney; Penalty: McKinney.



72 Comments

  • Abit too late this is the backline dawie theron should have picked mbovane should have played ahead of the disappointing and shocking :mrgreen: blue bull courtnall skosan….taute is a damn good outside centre him and francois venter should have been the centre pairing against england…very happy venter had a good world cup he is a try scoring machine at 12 he will probably make it 6 tries against fiji :mrgreen: alot is expected of him but i would like to see him run at 13 in future he is big..illusive..strong but he needs to improve his decision making and he must PASS! the ball :mrgreen: Arno Botha looks like a good talent i can not wait to see him alongside cj stander in the under 21 side they will form a powerfull loose trio..abit worried that stander has regressed abit…he might play currie cup again i do not really rate gerrit jan van vezle….The baby boks missed a real genetal at 9 rademann and lohan jacobs did not inspire confidence…i’m very disappointed by lohan jacobs i thought he would step up but like stander he has regressed after a good under 19 season last year.

    Well done baby bokke!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.06.11 11:40:36 by Muzi Reply
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  • Wonder if Paul Jordaan managed to get a face full of Bush again!? :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.06.11 11:45:49 by Ben Reply
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  • Genetal, bush, where are you guys’ minds toda?. :lol: :grin: :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.06.11 11:51:50 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 3) : Far from Rugby it seems. :) :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.06.11 11:54:58 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 2) : :lol: :mrgreen: that was embarrasing his whole head went inside the bush after that pathetic attempted tackle :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.06.11 11:55:17 by Muzi Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 2) : paul “bush master” jordaan :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.06.11 11:56:53 by Megatron Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 4) : i am very surprised he came out unharmed that could have been a thorn bush :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.06.11 11:57:38 by Muzi Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 6) heheheheheheh

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.06.11 11:58:18 by Muzi Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : @Muzi (Comment 7) : Do you guys think he will take that bush back to SA with him. He can lay in it every time he wants to then.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.06.11 12:02:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 9) : gee, when they announcing the sharks team that we can have something productive to chat about :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.06.11 12:07:54 by franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 9) : nah, plenty more bush in Debben :grin:

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.06.11 12:08:03 by Megatron Reply

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  • @ Rich… “Johna Goosen” ? :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.06.11 12:09:41 by Charlie Reply

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  • A little to late…Ja Ou Dawie, selection favourite’s costing another year… :evil:

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.06.11 12:11:04 by Charlie Reply

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  • @franshark (Comment 10) : what could be more reproductive than “bush”? :smile:

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.06.11 12:11:05 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : :lol:

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.06.11 12:18:26 by Ben Reply

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  • I just checked the bulls under 19 side against the leopards it seems the talented paarl gimnasium outside centre christopher bosch is playing full back

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.06.11 12:19:28 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 16) : Post the Bulls u19 team.

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.06.11 12:20:55 by beet Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 16) : Did you see that Henco Greyling did not make Greystaat for C/W. I couldn’t believe it. :???:

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.06.11 12:21:48 by beet Reply

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  • @beet: who is henco greyling and do you think the sharks academy should try and contract him?

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.06.11 12:26:35 by bergshark Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 18) : When does CW start. Wish CW was in cw.

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.06.11 12:28:05 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 20) : Good news! Craven Week is in Craven Week this year. :razz:

    10-18 July

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.06.11 12:31:51 by beet Reply

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  • @<a href="#commentBlue Bulls: Christopher Bosch, Dean Gorrah, William Small-Smith, Andile Jho, Travis Ismael, Tony Jantjies, Jacques Olivier, Cloete Wessels, CJ van der Schyff, Wiaan Liebenberg, Schalk van Heerden, Stefan Willemse, Chris Gouws, Jason Thomas, Du Toit Genis. Replacements: Jaco Visagie, Eckert Thomas, JP Roux, Marzug Maarman, Malherbe van Wyk, Abrie Griessel, Christian Rust, Danie Ludick, Juan Nel, Morné van der Berg

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.06.11 12:32:57 by Muzi Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 19) : Hey Bergshark. It wouldn’t be a bad idea. Based on most of our best KZN l/fwds being in gr.11 or less this year, I’d say that the demand for quality l/fwds will be huge for u19s in 2012.

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.06.11 12:33:26 by beet Reply

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  • @beet: mbovane hat-trick?that guy has some stepping skills-another talented weepee centre (stepped poor paul jordaan a few times last year in wp vs fs cw final game).

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.06.11 12:33:34 by bergshark Reply

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  • Beet i am not that surprised he has regressed i wonder where will he be heading next year i thought henco greyling wouldmake the step up :sad:

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.06.11 12:36:11 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 22) : Interesting. No Nardus :???: But forgot you guys had Wiaan Liebenberg. Where is Cloete Wessels from?

    Apart from Travis Ismael in and Poenie missing, this is pretty much the backline you predicted last year already.

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.06.11 12:36:36 by beet Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 23) : I can give you the full list of the contracted players and the schools they come from…

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.06.11 12:37:06 by Muzi Reply

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  • @beet; isn’t cloete wessels from kroonstad?the tbrother of cheetah johan wessels?

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.06.11 12:39:20 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 24) : I think he stepped Small-Smith a few times in more than one match. No so sure he did it more than once to Paul tho.

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.06.11 12:39:23 by beet Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 28) : Interesting but he didn’t go to Grey Bloem that’s for sure.

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.06.11 12:41:06 by beet Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 26) :Cloete wessels is that blonde number 8 from griffons he went to the same school as the marais brothers i think..poenie is playing for the under 21 side beet….travis ismael is a tygerberg boytjie he was supposed to be at wp i wonder if he turned down a wp contract ismael is big and strong beeter than craig phieffer.

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.06.11 12:41:22 by Muzi Reply

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  • @beet: could very well be- he had me so confused with the stepping haha

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.06.11 12:41:27 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 28) : Yea he is you right

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.06.11 12:41:55 by Muzi Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 29) : Christopher bosch is a better outside centre than willa in my honest opinion.

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.06.11 12:42:58 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 31) : Okay Okay I think I rememeber Cloete now. So he’s Johan’s brother. Welkom Gim aren’t doing so badly for talent. They also has Eric Herbert’s son last year and the Sharks’ have profitted from the Marais’ and a utility back Wynand Pienaar

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.06.11 12:46:59 by beet Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 35) : Indeed where is pienaar??? i really rate him as the best young under 21 full back

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.06.11 12:50:50 by Muzi Reply

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  • He’s still in the Sharks system as a contracted player. He broke his leg against WP in the last regular season u21 game last season. That slowed his progress in terms of Vodacup chances this year.

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.06.11 13:04:56 by beet Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 37) : The talented flyhalf innocent radebe is playing at inside centre for the lions grant khome week…he is still in grade 10

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.06.11 13:07:14 by Muzi Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 37) : Lets hope he can recover..what about that ex hilton wing and sa under 20 representative who badly injured his knee word is he will struggle to run again :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.06.11 13:09:16 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 38) :thanks. Good news is that Saints visit Kearsney next year so I’ll more than likely get to see him play. He’s highly rated. Sounds like he’s better than Engelbrecht of KES

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.06.11 13:12:06 by beet Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 21) : The other cw – registration plate for Worcester, home of HTS Drosdy and Worcester Gymnasium.

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.06.11 13:15:21 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 40) : The sharks will sign him in my opinion i played flyhalf at school but when you see radebe play one can see a special gifted talent he can kick very well..

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.06.11 13:17:10 by Muzi Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 40) : Do you attend the CW or catch it on TV.

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.06.11 13:19:56 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 40) : Let’s hope the lions with all their millions gloating around do not spoil the party for hans scriba and heyneke meyer in the scouting department kwagga got offered a huge sum of money i mean seriously the lions junior sides are a waste of talent..those structures are a mess…

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.06.11 13:20:07 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 43) : I do abit of both but this year i can’t i have studies to attended to :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.06.11 13:21:11 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 41) : I knew it was something like that. Just joking. It’s bad enough that you guys are getting the JWC next year. Is there no end to the greed.lol. Drostdy are having an excellent SBR season btw.

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.06.11 13:28:06 by beet Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 37) : bad news, bud… Pienaar’s contract has been terminated.

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.06.11 13:28:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 39) : Emil Schwartz,

    Horrible knee dislocation including major ligament and arterial damage.

    Thank God he’s able to walk, but I’m not sure about playing big rugby again.

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.06.11 13:29:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 44) : but they have Nico S there now to sort it out, don’t they?

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.06.11 13:30:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 43) : Take the week off work and watch on TV. I was seriously considering going to Kimberley for Wildeklawer in April this year tho.CW at the groot gat this year.

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.06.11 13:31:41 by beet Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 49) : It took meyer like 5 years to fix junior structures at loftus good luck to serfontein :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.06.11 13:33:31 by Muzi Reply

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  • sorry to say except from the daisy there is nothing good about it

    The more I look at the bafana top it is actually quite alright but as a kit it is really ugly
    http://www.footballkitnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Bafana-Home-and-Away-Kit-Puma-2011-12.jpg

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.06.11 13:34:00 by BR Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 46) : Is the JWC in the Cape next year? :cool:

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.06.11 13:45:45 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 50) : Will defintaly catch it on TV.

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.06.11 13:46:54 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 53) : yes in the Boland or the Northern Suburbs depending which school you attended.

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.06.11 13:49:03 by beet Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 51) : Muzi, any chance you have the Leopards u19 squad. It seems like they like the Bulls will look much stronger on paper than the Sharks u19s.

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.06.11 13:51:37 by beet Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 56) : Beet the leopards squad is damn good they are doing a fantastic job at potch i see cape boytjies..the james marx…even james meecham :shock: in that side..they are starting to recruit very well…

    Leopards: Wynand Olivier, JC du Plessis, Tiaan Loots, Eugene Petit, Reply Nyati, Lance Ruthford, Jaco Grobler, James Meecham, Marnus Gerber, James Marx, Lood de Jager, Erno Nagy, Bees Strydom, Armand Stoman, Shane Minnie. Replacements: Jandré Conradie, Quinten Nicholson, Waldo Franken, Casper Badenhorst, Leon Meyer, Werner Joubert, Liam Jardine, Kotso Leepile.

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.06.11 13:55:11 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 57) : I think we beat this team on paper. Well at least with home ground advantage we do.

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.06.11 14:04:40 by beet Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 58) : The bulls always have strong impressive under 19 sides but when its finals time they choke like last year against wp they played kak

  • Comment 59, posted at 23.06.11 14:10:14 by Muzi Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 55) : This is good. do you have any dates, heres hoping for Sept/October.

  • Comment 60, posted at 23.06.11 15:26:51 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @robdylan:bummer for wynand pienaar :-( what’s his plans now? Any news on cobus de kock?has he been given any sort of contract?

  • Comment 61, posted at 23.06.11 21:21:52 by bergshark Reply

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  • @muzi@beet:@robdylan:really sad to hear about emil schwartz :-( :-( he wass an awesome prospect _ can recall breyton paulse mentioning his name a few times last year when they were discussing players at cw.

  • Comment 62, posted at 23.06.11 21:23:57 by bergshark Reply

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  • Anyone know how many grey college players in sa schools squad?
    Really disappointed with sa u20 performance-not saying more grey boys in the team couldve changed anything..!

  • Comment 63, posted at 23.06.11 21:32:55 by bergshark Reply

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  • @muzi: does the meisiekind in leopards under19 squad also play at12?

  • Comment 64, posted at 23.06.11 21:35:57 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 63) : Bergshark, Craven Week is coming up so the SA Schools hasn’t been picked yet.
    Last year there were 6 Greystaters in the SA u18 team: WSS, Paul Jordaan, Johan Goosen, Kevin Luiters, Neethling Fouche and Bitzi + Isbell made the HP u18 squad.
    This year Grey Bloem have 13 players in Vrystaat, so the political correctness of calling them Greystaat will continue.
    wing Isbell and prop Fouche are back. Also in are Paul Jordaan’s gr.11 brother Pieter and the 2 VIP centres Serfontein and Swanepoel.

    KZN has a baptism of death, our first game is vs WP who of late have been the finalists against Greystaat. However this year Muzi’s Bulls, Border and possibly Boland should have quality teams.

  • Comment 65, posted at 23.06.11 21:56:01 by beet Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 59) : Academy Weeks starts in Jozi on Monday. How wrong is that. These tournaments never come our way.

  • Comment 66, posted at 23.06.11 22:07:44 by beet Reply

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  • @beet: thanks. Greystaat :-D

  • Comment 67, posted at 23.06.11 22:08:40 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 67) : Sorry I said possibly Boland, meant to say Griqualand West (with Noord-Kaap being so strong)

  • Comment 68, posted at 23.06.11 22:13:50 by beet Reply

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  • @beet:remember watching the cw in pmburg back in 2002.was really awesome to see all that rugby in sleepy hollow!and then pmb was also lucky to co-host with dbn the irb under 19 wc in 2005.sadly it has been a loooong time since I can recall tkzn being asked to host any of these junior tournaments.

  • Comment 69, posted at 23.06.11 22:13:50 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 69) : Yes those u19 JWCs were great. I remember going and seeing so many future stars like Kieran Read, Pierre Spies and Steven Ferris

  • Comment 70, posted at 23.06.11 22:20:51 by beet Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 69) : @Muzi (Comment 59) : I read that Cloete and Johan Wessels are the sons of Japie Wessels, the old Vrystaat flank. A few years before Muzi’s time but Bergshark you might just just remember Japie.
    I remember in those days the Vrystaat had Wessel Lightfoot and the Wessels cousins Casper and Fransie as well as Japie. Ruan Pienaar’s bald headed father was fullback and the flyhalf de Wet Ras would have made Andy Goode or Piri Weepu look like stick figures. :razz:

  • Comment 71, posted at 23.06.11 22:32:16 by beet Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 69) : @Muzi (Comment 59) :

    Minister of misinformation:
    Sorry I got my info about Greystaat from this link: http://bit.ly/lGMP4j
    but when you do the maths 13+5+1=19 players not 22.

    So it turns out that website is wrong and amongst the missing 3 players names is Henco Greyling, one of the best players from CW2010. The other 2 are Francois Pretorius and Gerhard Olivier who was at Craven Week last year as well.

  • Comment 72, posted at 23.06.11 23:40:15 by beet Reply

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