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André Pretorius returns


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content on 24 Jan 2012 at 10:33
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Former Springbok flyhalf André Pretorius has returned to South Africa, and has been snapped up by the newly relegated Leopards team, and has already started training with the Potch-based outfit.

Pretorius joins two of his previous Lions teammates in Leon Boshoff and Jorrie Muller, all three practically the same age, but with Boshoff being the coach and the legendary Jorrie Muller his assistant.

A move from Toulon to the Leopards might seem to be a big step down, but he hardly got any game time for the French team, since they have another World Cup winning flyhalf in Jonny Wilkinson playing week in and week out.

We wish the former Sharks flyhalf all the best in his new endeavours.



33 Comments

  • Jorrie Muller!!!! :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.01.12 10:36:45 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I really think Pretorius could have done better than the Leopards.

    Surely there is a club in Europe somewhere who would pay loads more than the Leopards can afford?

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.01.12 10:38:25 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    Correction… the legendary Jorrie Muller

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.01.12 10:38:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • ‘and the legendary Jorrie Muller’ :mrgreen: hehe.
    Part of the infamous Straueli 2003 Bok team, what a useless bunch they were.

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.01.12 10:38:47 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.01.12 10:40:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : maybe none of them were willing to take the gamble with his injuries.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.01.12 10:40:46 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : Or they don’t rate him.

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.01.12 10:41:04 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) :

    Not when he’s injured 95% of the time, literally.

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.01.12 10:41:09 by hendrikp Reply

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  • He is injured way too much of the time, very good player but a proper waste of money

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.01.12 10:43:26 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 6) :

    @lostfish (Comment 7) :

    @hendrikp (Comment 8) :

    All very true.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.01.12 10:43:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • He’ll like Potch. Nice place. Good luck to him.

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.01.12 10:44:54 by PTAShark Reply
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  • oh man… Good luck Petoors. Nice oke, but jinne… just not built for rugby

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.01.12 10:48:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • Japan,atleast,a couple millions than he could’ve retired after a season or two

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.01.12 10:50:16 by Ludz Reply

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  • Unluckiest player ever… I always rated Glassman as a top flyhalf when fit, however rarely that occurred…

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.01.12 10:50:40 by The Quirk Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 13) :

    He’s already been in Japan. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.01.12 10:53:35 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @The Quirk (Comment 14) :

    I can see a Glasfit advert in your comment somewhere…

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.01.12 10:54:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Always thought Pretorius should’ve been a fullback, especially towards the end of his Springbok career… but that’s just me.

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.01.12 10:54:23 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Or planes

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.01.12 10:56:17 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 16) : There is huge potential for a Whackhead call in there.

    I wonder how Andre Pretorius would react if he got a call from Glasfit telling him that they would love to sponsor him because everyone considers him to be made of glass. :)

    With Pretorius having that East Rand look about him, I’m sure he goes from calm to “FJELN!!” In 5 seconds

    So who’s emailing Whackhead with the idea? :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.01.12 11:00:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 17) : I don’t always disagree with you but when i do ….

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.01.12 11:01:15 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • There is an urban legend that he once managed to injure himself in his sleep…

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.01.12 11:05:59 by The Quirk Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 16) : Time to start that ad agency…

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.01.12 11:06:27 by The Quirk Reply
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  • @The Quirk (Comment 21) :

    He is a special being when it comes to injuries..

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.01.12 11:07:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Good luck Andre :|

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.01.12 11:12:40 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @The Quirk (Comment 21) : Well he DID pull a hamstring while on a flight to NZ or Aus.

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.01.12 11:23:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : I thought he pulled a hamstring while running a bath? :grin:

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.01.12 11:39:46 by Farlington Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) :

    Didn’t that happen twice??

    Being injured while on a flight (i meant) :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.01.12 12:01:48 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 27) : I can recall the once for sure, not sure about a 2nd time.

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.01.12 12:12:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’d like to wish Sharks Currie Cup winner Andre Pretorius all the best.

    Jorrie Muller doesn’t strike me as coaching material tho. I hope the Leopards made a wise choice and he proves to be good at his job.

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.01.12 12:25:41 by beet Reply
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  • Good luck to Andre. Potch has world class training fasilities but an avarage team

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.01.12 14:43:37 by Mutley Reply
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  • Well good luck to him he was a great assit to the Cheetahs against us and a little to the Bulls but not really anything to the Sharks, we must keep to our youth and then well will see what the sharks bring to us as fans

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.01.12 15:40:30 by chaz Reply

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  • Petoors would have fit in perfectly at the Stormers, being an injury prone flyhalf

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.01.12 16:34:51 by Mutley Reply
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  • To think he almost piped Lambie to be the fly half in the 2010 final just makes me nauseous now…

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.01.12 10:40:26 by Uli Reply
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