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WP team for the Griquas


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Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 1 Sep 2011 at 14:19
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Allister Coetzee has named his team to take on the Griquas at their Kimberley fortress on Saturday, with just a little bit of a shuffle due to injuries and players returning from injury.

Danie Poolman gets his number 14 jersey back from Steven Hunt who will be providing wing cover from the bench, Marcel Brache is given the 12 jersey thanks to a knee injury suffered by Tim Whitehead in last weekends game, while Tertius Daniller keeps the #7 jersey from Nizaam Carr who is returning from a minor injury and will feature off the bench. Carr’s return sees Wimpie Van Der Walt dropped from the match day 22, it seems Deon Fourie is still not over his broken nose and isn’t on the bench just yet. Under 21 centre Berton Klaasen is elevated again to the seniors and will cover for the backline from the bench.

Starting XV:
15. Conrad Jantjes, 14. Danie Poolman, 13. Johann Sadie, 12. Marcel Brache, 11. JJ Engelbrecht, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Nick Koster, 7. Tertius Daniller, 6. Nick Fenton-Wells, 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Hilton Lobberts, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg (C), 1. Steven Kitshoff

Reserves:
16. Siya Ntubeni, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. Quinn Roux, 19. Nizaam Carr, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Berton Klaasen, 22. Steven Hunt

Referee: Marius Jonker
Kick Off: Saturday, 15:00 – GWK Park Kimberley.



134 Comments

  • Keen to see how Brache goes, from the minimal highlights I saw last week he seemed great on attack.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.09.11 14:21:21 by molly Reply
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  • Jeez but that’s a VERY inexperienced backline.

    I still can’t believe we’re ahead of the Sharks at this stage of the competition, what with them being the favourites for the title!! :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.09.11 14:29:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : hahahahaha ….. Hahahahaha
    :lol: :) :razz: ;)

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.09.11 14:31:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 3) :

    You guys are the defending Champs aren’t you?? :roll: ;-)

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.09.11 14:46:24 by wpw Reply
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  • When he catches the ball he can be great, we know this from Varsity Cup but since being brought into WP he has developed tits where his hands were.

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.09.11 14:47:05 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Good team filled with youth and a running backline..

    Keen to watch this game!

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.09.11 14:49:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) :

    Hahaha!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.09.11 14:50:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Kwas will hassle and break these youngsters in kimberley. even the defending champion sharks were stripped off their goods on the diamong town.

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.09.11 15:06:54 by Megatron Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 1) : It will be good to see how Brache performs at 12.

    His best remembered moments have been with ball in hand so the real :?: will be how he holds up on D. There’s also the small matter of having to pass the ball at the right times.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.09.11 15:07:20 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 9) : Brache is far to small for 12 imo. Very promising talent though.

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.09.11 15:11:14 by Ben Reply
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  • Daniller is a much bigger guy than Carr by the looks of things. This must have been part of the reasoning behind his selection.

    6 of the 7 WP reserves are still u21 of which 3 are still u20.
    5 of their starters are u22.
    WP may well lose in Kimberley but in terms of working on their depth ahead of SR 2012, they are the winners all the way.

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.09.11 15:12:36 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 9) : playing outside of DC he should be fine as they’re teammates @ ikeys.

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.09.11 15:13:11 by Megatron Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 2) :
    That may be an inexperienced backline but man oh man, what I would give for Plum to take a leaf out of ACs book and give some of the Sharks youngsters a go.

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.09.11 15:14:35 by John Galt Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 10) : He’s a dicey player to me. :razz:

    But then again so is Clement Poitrenaud who’s produced many magical moments during his career

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.09.11 15:15:20 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 14) : Just feel that Brache needs space other wise he won’t be so effective. Wing or FB is where I would play him. Very similar player to Gio Aplon from what I’ve seen of Brache.

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.09.11 15:20:02 by Ben Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 13) :

    I’d rather swop that for two Bok centres in Stef and Meyer… oh wait! Scratch that… :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.09.11 15:26:04 by wpw Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 15) : But at least AC has the Balls to try something new. More than I can say for some other coaches!

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.09.11 15:37:44 by Ben Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : I think most people would have gone with: Lions, FS, Griks, Sharks, WP, Bulls, Pumys, and kitys for the log if had to predict pre-season… So I do believe Problems did great to be 2nd and Sharks well to be on par with 2nd… ;)

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.09.11 15:38:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 10) :

    Well Brache is 1.9m tall. A bit light though at 88kg’s I guess.

    Bigger then Juan de Jongh :o

    Don’t think much will come of him. He’ll join Tim Whitehead as one of the Vodacom Cup centres next year.

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.09.11 16:00:49 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 13) :
    @Ben (Comment 17) : Who should Plum experiment with. The under 21 centres are hardly setting the world alight playing against fellow juniors so can hardly see them making much impact in the senior side just yet.

    One under 21 that has really stood out and I think needs senior exposure is Gouws Prinsloo, but that is at fullback and would be unfair on Ludick.

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.09.11 16:21:12 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 20) : The only experiment Plum should do is not even an experiment, and that is giving Adi an extended run at 13 outside Bosman. We know Bosman can defend and break the line. With Adi running his excellent support lines, Bosman may actually be able to unload the ball rather than get tackled with nobody supporting him.

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.09.11 16:28:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 21) : “bosman can defend”? :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.09.11 16:39:37 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 22) : Clearly not in your mind, but yes, he can defend. Not saying he is perfect and not saying he has not had very bad games defensively, but yes he has shown that he can defend.

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.09.11 16:46:01 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 20) : maybe ludick to 13 then

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.09.11 16:46:25 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 24) : or Sithole, richards in @ wing… Try something.. It might just work ;)

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.09.11 16:47:26 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 24) : Frans, why in the world would you play Ludik at 13 rather than Adi?

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.09.11 16:49:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 25) : Anything!!!!!! Getting desperado now…

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.09.11 16:50:48 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 22) :

    Bosman can break the line?? :grin:

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.09.11 16:50:59 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 19) : Here’s a tough one for you coz you said you were a die hard Province man:

    A bit hypothetical
    Over and above your 3 Boks, you want to secure the services of a 4th centre for SR 2012 today:

    Do you go for Paul Bosch or Tim Whitehead or another within the system?

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.09.11 16:52:48 by beet Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 28) : There are several people that have said he breaks the line but then runs away from support. So it is accepted he breaks the line. As for running away from support, that is just BS, since it is the support runners responsibility to stay with him, not his to slow down so they can catch up to him.

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.09.11 16:53:27 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 26) : apparently Adi did something seriously like slap plums kids or something cause his not gonna get picked to start..

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.09.11 16:56:03 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 31) : OK, so your reason to exclude him is because you know Plum will never give him that chance. That being said, do you think there is more chance that Plum will play Ludik at 13? I don’t think so, but what do I know? ;-)

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.09.11 16:57:42 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 31) : The only thing I can think of is that Adi goes over to Plum’s house every morning and takes a long piss in Plum’s cereal bowl. I can’t see why else Plum would be so reluctant to play him.

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.09.11 16:58:55 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 29) :

    Well Paul Bosch packed his bags for France months ago. So you’d have to go Tim Whitehead? Yes I’d go for Whitehead over anyone else.

    @Dancing Bear (Comment 30) :

    I think they mean looking for support. A lot of guys try do it all themselves. Rather hold the ball up and pass to a support runner. That’s what I’m guessing they mean.

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.09.11 17:03:22 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 34) : You make a very good point. It does no good to break the line and always put your head down and gain all you can with no thought to the offload or recycling.

    That being said, it seems to me that it is not so much about him not looking for support but rather that there is nobody there supporting him. Ideally he should have two or three runners, one on each shoulder and one trailing for support.

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.09.11 17:16:49 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 35) : The ABs are masters at this, and every line break comes with a triangle of players supporting the line breaker.

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.09.11 17:17:23 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 32) : you know plenty ;)

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.09.11 17:20:37 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 35) :

    Not that simple. You don’t kno when he’s going to break the line do you?

    It grows on you as you gain experience and settle into your position. After a break you should instantly be holding the ball with 2 hands and looking for support. If you back yourself 1-on-1 then maybe tuck it under your shoulder again and have a go, but otherwise your running lines should be adjusted to allow for a teammate to act as a support runner. In this case it has nothing to do with his teammates, it’s his inexperience.

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.09.11 17:21:56 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 34) : Wow! I didn’t know that – Paul Bosch to Montpellier

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.09.11 17:23:07 by beet Reply
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  • Anybody watching the send-off

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.09.11 17:23:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 38) : I agree it is not simple, but the ABs certainly make it look simple. I think it has to do with how you grew up playing the game. That is such a big part of rugby in NZ, that kids have it drilled into their head from a young age that if there is a line break, the line breaker should have three support runners.

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.09.11 17:24:13 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 38) : Also, my point has always been that Adi is a natural 13, and he has huge amount of experience there, which is why I would think he runs such good support lines when the 12 breaks. Stef, while a very knowledgeable rugby player, and a strong leader, has only played 13 for a little over a year. So I suppose it should not be surprising that he is not as effective supporting his 12 after a break.

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.09.11 17:26:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • We all seem to forget that Stef was moved to 13 to accommodate Lambie at 15. He is a natural wing, very good fullback and very new at centre.

  • Comment 43, posted at 01.09.11 17:27:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 40) :

    I live in Wellington NZ so I’m hoping I’m not the only one greeting them :mrgreen:

    @beet (Comment 39) :

    I’d give JP du Plessis a shot depending on how he goes the rest of the season. Otherwise I’d probably play Peter Grant at 12 before Whitehead though. van Aswegen or especially Cronje could benefit from him outside.

  • Comment 44, posted at 01.09.11 17:28:47 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 26) : Cause we need Adi at 12.

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.09.11 17:29:30 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 35) : @hendrikp (Comment 34) : This is something I’ve been thinking of lately.

    It’s an area of Gouws Prinsloo’s game that I’d like to see him get better at. He’s not bad but I think there is room to improve.
    Often he makes clean breaks that enable him to get 30m up the ground but if he can’t stay on his feet long enough or offload to a support player, the 30m means jack when the turnover is effected.

    I’ll youtube something tonight that I saw in the u19 game last weekend. A player with good straightline speed and clear air ahead of him actually doesn’t have an adrenaline rush but instead looks for the support and the continuity. I was impressed.

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.09.11 17:29:35 by beet Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 41) :

    It’s not a NZ thing, it’s all over the world. Problem is Brache didn’t take up rugby until he’d left school, or close to it? At least that’s what I remember reading about him.

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.09.11 17:30:01 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 44) : Interesting point. Do you think that a new, young 10 would benefit more from playing 12 outside an experienced 10, or have the experienced 10 play outside him?

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.09.11 17:30:35 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 47) : My point is he has only played 13 for just over a year, which also adds to your point.

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.09.11 17:32:04 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 46) :

    Exactly. Rather make just 10m and then pass to open support runners then run 40m and lose the ball. It’s instinctive, sort of a rugby IQ if you like. The best players just do it without having it coached/drilled into them.

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.09.11 17:32:14 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 46) : I agree, but the line breaker has to be confident his support runners will be there. I honestly don’t think Bosman has that confidence now. He breaks, thinks there is nobody to support him, so his only option is to gain metres. I am not saying Bosman has no responsibility, he certainly does, but I honestly believe that he is not getting the support.

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.09.11 17:34:58 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 49) :

    Doesn’t matter what position he plays. He’ll get better with experience and playing around guys who do these things right.

    Whether he can do it before he gets dropped for his weaknesses is another story though.

    I haven’t seen much of him but if that’s the sort of player he is, and he’s got experience as an outside back, then maybe he should stick to playing in the back-3.

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.09.11 17:35:11 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 51) :

    There’s always support. It’s the guy who broke the lines job to look for it. :smile:

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.09.11 17:36:42 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 52) : Sorry, I was not clear, I was talking about Stef when mentioning only a little over a year at 13. I’m afraid it is a little late for Stef to get better at 13 with time.

  • Comment 54, posted at 01.09.11 17:37:43 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 53) : Have you been watching the Sharks matches? :wink: :grin:

  • Comment 55, posted at 01.09.11 17:38:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 50) : My favourite player is Ice Toeava. He doesn’t get to play outside centre much anymore but what made me a big fan of his was one of the S14 seasons under Nucifora, with Flavel as captain of the Blues, when the team was flying. Ice played this style I called “explode and offload”.
    He’d often burst thru a hole in the D-line and first thing he’d be looking to do was find a player on his outside or inside to feed the ball to.

  • Comment 56, posted at 01.09.11 17:38:37 by beet Reply
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  • WoooooW Jay got the anthem wright…..

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 53) : Would still like to hear your thoughts on my question in post 48.

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  • @Franshark (Comment 57) : Hope Ard was watching, and taking notes. :twisted:

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 48) :

    Well the difference in this situation is Peter Grant played a lot of 12 early in his career. We made him into a 10 because of the shortage of flyhalves at the time, but considering his poor line-kicking he probably would’ve been better off playing 12 his entire career. Also because WP had enough 12′s of course.

    In general though I’d say if you have two players who can both play 10 & 12, I’d stick the youngster in at 10. 12 is a difficult position defensively and allows the 10 to develop in the position you would presumably want to use him in.

  • Comment 60, posted at 01.09.11 17:44:35 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 51) : To be honest, it’s something I’ve never really focused on but now that you’ve brought it up, I’m definitely going to be looking out for Meyer’s breaks and what the guys off him are doing.

    I can’t say I’m a big Adi fan but you are right about his attack minded ability to work off the shoulder of a ball carrier and time his run well – picking the right lines

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  • I enjoyed this song they just played…. Can’t wait… GO BOKKE!!!!

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 19) : Suprised that he weighs 88. Thought it would be moe in the low 80′s. Has he gained weight? Last time I saw him play was in the Vodacom Cup QF against the Sharks.

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  • @Ben (Comment 63) :

    I have no idea. That’s just what the Sarugby.net website said. They’re usually pretty accurate so hey :)

    I think it’s more to do with him looking a bit lanky. These guys do so many tests for muscle percentage etc. though I’m guessing he would have to pack a bit of muscle to even be considered for senior rugby, especially at 12.

  • Comment 64, posted at 01.09.11 17:49:39 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 57) : @McLovin (Comment 59) : I don’t often listen to East Coast radio but the other day I heard the funniest promo recorded for the station by SA’s newest controversial celeb.

    It goes: “Hi I’m Ard Matthews and you’re listening to um, er, um…”

    Classic :mrgreen:

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  • @beet (Comment 65) :

    Haha good stuff. Feel a bit sorry for the guy but at the same time that smug look he had was a bit off putting.

  • Comment 66, posted at 01.09.11 17:52:53 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 65) : :lol: darn haven’t heard that one …

  • Comment 67, posted at 01.09.11 17:54:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 60) : Thank you, good point. I suppose that Michalak is really not a 12, so if Lambie were to play with him, it is probably best that he play outside Michalak. The good thing is that Lambie is a very good defender for his age and I think can handle 12 well. Thanks for your input.

  • Comment 68, posted at 01.09.11 17:58:29 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 61) : I’m about the farthest thing from a backline expert there is, however, I did get to play for a Kiwi coach toward the end of my career, and I recall him just drilling into us how to properly support the ball carrier and the proper support lines to run. Adi seems to be very comfortable with this, but since he has apparently been pissing in Plum’s cereal bowl every morning, I just don’t see him getting an extended run outside Bosman.

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  • No shortage of female supersport interviewers today. :mrgreen:

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  • 99% of the questions seem to start with ‘how you feeling about…’ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 01.09.11 18:02:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 64) : Jaque Fourie is the same height at 1.9, but he weighs in at a whopping 105kgs. 88kgs at 1.9 seems extremely light to me.

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  • @McLovin (Comment 71) : :lol:

  • Comment 73, posted at 01.09.11 18:02:58 by Franshark Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 64) : JP Pietersen is a bit lanky and he is 1,9 and weighs 95kgs. Some interesting comparisons. If he is to play 12, he really does need to bulk up significantly. Heck even at 13 he would need to bulk up.

  • Comment 74, posted at 01.09.11 18:04:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 68) :

    If Lambie were to play 10, then yes I’d start him at 12. But I don’t think Lambie should ever play 10 on a permanent basis, or start any games there.

    He made his name as a fullback, hasn’t got a big boot, and we shouldn’t ask him to try play as a link, which unfortunately a flyhalf is required to be a lot of the time. His skill-set is best suited to fullback. Just my opinion :mrgreen: From there he can try something whenever he gets his hands on the ball. He’ll have more freedom to play instinctively and have a go.

    Instead we try turn any good backline player who can play flyhalf into one because we think that’s the most important position. Rather we should look out for what’s best for the player. Then we can benefit from him being at his best.

  • Comment 75, posted at 01.09.11 18:04:18 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Francois Steyn has trimmed his hair! :shock:

  • Comment 76, posted at 01.09.11 18:05:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 75) : Certainly in the case of the Sharks, we were painfully short of flyhalfs when we played Lambie there. Very interesting point, my only concern with Lambie at 15, is I would like to see just a little more acceleration and speed. Lambie is fairly quick, but he is no “speedster”. I also happen to think that Ludik has been somewhat lacking in the pace department since his broken leg.

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  • @Ben (Comment 76) : Not enough if you ask me. :twisted:

  • Comment 78, posted at 01.09.11 18:07:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • Odwa getting goosebumps in his stomach. :lol:

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  • @Ben (Comment 76) : Long luxurious hair on a man is surely an abomination! :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 80, posted at 01.09.11 18:08:54 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • OMG. Presenter just cocked it and said. “That was Akona Ndungane, Blue Bulls winger.” Right after speaking with Odwa! :lol:

  • Comment 81, posted at 01.09.11 18:09:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 74) :

    Fair enough. I don’t really know what to make of it. Don’t think he’ll be much of a shot to stay on though, especially not for Super rugby considering he wasn’t part of any WP youth teams. Very seldom do you see someone from club level just come in like that. Only one I can think of right now would be Gio Aplon.

  • Comment 82, posted at 01.09.11 18:09:29 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 76) : I just said that because you have seen my Facebook profile picture! :lol:

  • Comment 83, posted at 01.09.11 18:09:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 78) : Looks MUCH better.

  • Comment 84, posted at 01.09.11 18:10:43 by Ben Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 82) : And not to mention the fact that WP, at this point, has quite a few excellent centres.

  • Comment 85, posted at 01.09.11 18:11:16 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Its quite a nice gesture from the boks walking thru the fans signing for so many fans…

  • Comment 86, posted at 01.09.11 18:11:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 80) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 83) : :lol: How are you uncle?

  • Comment 87, posted at 01.09.11 18:12:35 by Ben Reply
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  • The male presenter is certainly a big fan of the Gautrain. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 88, posted at 01.09.11 18:13:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 87) : Hanging in there Ben, how are you? Tree service will be at my house tomorrow morning to start removal of the trees.

  • Comment 89, posted at 01.09.11 18:13:52 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 86) : we should have had a send-off thread :(

  • Comment 90, posted at 01.09.11 18:13:57 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 81) :

    Hey at least he knows what he looks like! I’ve watched a couple of games here in New Zealand where the commentators have gone through an entire game calling a player someone completely different.

  • Comment 91, posted at 01.09.11 18:15:16 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 89) : No complaints from my side thanks. I hope everything moves along smoothly.

  • Comment 92, posted at 01.09.11 18:15:38 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 92) : Thanks Ben, I appreciate that. It is going to be a while, but I will know more once the tree is removed.

  • Comment 93, posted at 01.09.11 18:17:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • What’s the story with the tree?

  • Comment 94, posted at 01.09.11 18:18:33 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 89) : if I may, something on the light side, how’s the tree house ;)
    Good to hear all is good…

  • Comment 95, posted at 01.09.11 18:19:02 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 93) : Very happy you and your dog got out unharmed. Did it happen during the night or day?

  • Comment 96, posted at 01.09.11 18:19:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 94) : I live in the US, East Coast, and Hurricane Irene blew a large oak tree over and onto my house. Nobody hurt thank goodness, and everything else is just things.

  • Comment 97, posted at 01.09.11 18:21:16 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 93) : its always great if we have friends around us in trouble times… A big kudos for all lending you a helping hand on that side… If only we could too..

  • Comment 98, posted at 01.09.11 18:21:41 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 96) : Thanks Ben, it happened at 4:30 p.m. I had just come in from checking on my boats outside, was drenched, changed into a robe, and before I could sit down, it came down on the house. 3 neighbours saw it happen, two came running around to my back door to make sure I was OK, both me and my dog could do nothing more than stand there and nod our heads. :lol:

  • Comment 99, posted at 01.09.11 18:23:27 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 98) : The article here and the posts and kind thoughts of everyone here meant a great deal to me. I realize there is not much you can do from so far away, but your thoughts are a huge help. I am blessed with wonderful friends and neighbours here, and with wonderful friends on the other side of the world as well. Thank you!

  • Comment 100, posted at 01.09.11 18:24:52 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 97) :

    Sh1t man no good. Same thing happened to my Ouma’s sisters house about 10 years ago. She lived in Tulbagh (about an hour and a bit outside Cape Town?). We were all there getting ready for a wedding and next moment, whack, big tree comes crashing through the living room.

    Sh1t happens hey. Glad to hear it’s all good.

  • Comment 101, posted at 01.09.11 18:26:05 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 101) : Thanks! Sometimes “disasters” like this make us realize just how lucky we are to have the friends we do.

  • Comment 102, posted at 01.09.11 18:27:30 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Off to grab some lunch, hopefully someone will be here when I get back. ;-)

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 103) : enjoy the grub, me still watching the send-off but getting thin now…. Fooooood :)

  • Comment 104, posted at 01.09.11 18:30:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • mmmmm spicy tuna sushi!

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 105) :

    whatever your into :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 106, posted at 01.09.11 18:42:08 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 106) : :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 107, posted at 01.09.11 18:43:00 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 105) : As long as I never have to eat it. ;)

  • Comment 108, posted at 01.09.11 18:43:23 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 108) : :lol: What is with you guys and raw fish. It is delicious! It’s not like I am eating Steak Tartare or anything. :wink:

  • Comment 109, posted at 01.09.11 18:45:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 109) : easy, its made for cats….

  • Comment 110, posted at 01.09.11 19:21:49 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 109) : Sushi is brain food; I eat it by the bucketload.

    Hasn’t seemed to help that much though…

  • Comment 111, posted at 01.09.11 19:58:58 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 111) : :lol: I have the exact same problem, I eat sushi almost every day, and my mind is still…..how you say in english….addled. :lol:

  • Comment 112, posted at 01.09.11 20:00:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 111) : CS, quick question for you, not rugby related, but as one that enjoys a fine single malt from time to time, what are your thoughts on Lagavulin?

  • Comment 113, posted at 01.09.11 20:01:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 112) : Your mind is addled, and my memory isn’t what it something something…

  • Comment 114, posted at 01.09.11 20:03:26 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 114) : I’m sorry, what were we talking about?

  • Comment 115, posted at 01.09.11 20:05:00 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 115) : Apparently not single malt scotch! :lol:

  • Comment 116, posted at 01.09.11 20:10:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 116) : I think you’re onto something; maybe scotch is brain food, and sushi not. I know I definitely feel smarter after a couple of drams!

  • Comment 117, posted at 01.09.11 20:16:39 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 117) : I know I feel smarter after a few wee drams, but for some reason whomever I speak to at the time seems to think just the opposite.

    What are your thoughts on a nice Islay by the name of Lagavulin?

  • Comment 118, posted at 01.09.11 20:17:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 118) : You’re probably just intimidating those folks with your towering intellectual prowess; I have that same problem myself once I get stuck into the scotch. :mrgreen:

    Lagavulin falls beyond what my budget allows, and our association of whisky drinkers have not yet given it a going over. Given my love for Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Talisker and other heavily peated malts, I’m pretty sure I’m going to love it unreserved

  • Comment 119, posted at 01.09.11 20:23:32 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 119) : Ah yes, I think you will definitely enjoy it. I have only been lucky enough to have one bottle brought to me as a gift from someone who visited the distillery.

    I am a big fan of Laphroig and Talisker, and the Cragganmore is also one of my favourites.

  • Comment 120, posted at 01.09.11 20:25:26 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 119) : We seem to have a similar love for oaky/peated malts.

  • Comment 121, posted at 01.09.11 20:27:51 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 121) : Most assuredly, although I do love a large number of the not so peaty whiskies too; Cragganmore being one of them. My default whisky is the Glenmorangie 10 year old. Currently busy with a Macallan 10 year old fine oak finish, which has been… not bad, but underwhelming

  • Comment 122, posted at 01.09.11 20:35:12 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 122) : Glenmorangie brings back memories. It was my father’s default single malt. Personally lately I have been enjoying fine aged rums. With a Don Q Gran Anejo being superb, and Mount Gay’s aged 12 year old rum is also spectacular.

  • Comment 123, posted at 01.09.11 20:37:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 123) : Have to say, the thought of rum as a decent drink would not have crossed my mind in a million years. You learn something new every day.

  • Comment 124, posted at 01.09.11 20:42:17 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 123) : How do you serve it? Neat, on the rocks, with mixer?

  • Comment 125, posted at 01.09.11 20:43:22 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 125) : A fine aged rum, I serve neat, or sometimes with a single cube of ice, which seems to bring out the flavour a little more. Similar to how I serve a fine scotch.

  • Comment 126, posted at 01.09.11 20:44:50 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Like Scotch the aging process is what is so critical to fine rum, otherwise it is nothing more than cane spirits!

  • Comment 127, posted at 01.09.11 20:45:56 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 124) :

    http://www.rndrumreviews.com/RnDRumReviews/Don_Q_Grand_A%C3%B1ejo.html

    You might find it interesting.

  • Comment 128, posted at 01.09.11 20:51:27 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • and something on Mount Gay Extra Old.

    http://rumdood.com/2008/02/10/rum-review-mt-gay-extra-old/

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 128) : You’ve piqued my interest. Gonna hunt me down a good rum and give it a bash

  • Comment 130, posted at 01.09.11 20:53:35 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 130) : Awesome, enjoy! The second link I posted, the review on Mount Gay Extra Old a nice mixed drink option for the rum.

  • Comment 131, posted at 01.09.11 20:57:48 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • OK, I am off, hope we can chat sometime soon about your rum experience. Cheers CS.

  • Comment 132, posted at 01.09.11 20:58:44 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 132) : Interesting read, that review. Could easily describe a scotch. Over and out, DB

  • Comment 133, posted at 01.09.11 21:05:30 by Culling Song Reply
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  • Going to be a tough game. Sad news Earl aint playing.

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