Richard Ferguson

van Heerden calls time


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 20 Sep 2012 at 09:25
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Lions and Springbok flanker, Wikus van Heerden, has called time on his illustrious career, winning almost every trophy out there.

The loose forward, who played at lock for the Lions over the last two years, a position in which the union has been struggling, claimed that his knees do not allow him to continue, and that it is time to hang up the boots..

Van Heerden won the Super Rugby trophy with the Bulls back in 2007, after which he came on as a replacement in the World Cup Final which the Springboks won, as well as winning the Currie Cup with the Lions last year.

He has not taken the field of play since being knocked unconscious in the opening round of Super Rugby, following a spear tackle by Andries Strauss, and is stuck on 99 matches for the Lions, just one agonising match short of the century.

We would like to wish Wikus the best in his future endeavours, and we can only hope that those knees are okay.



10 Comments

  • Where’s the Lions team sheet already?

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.09.12 09:49:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Now that I’ve read the thread let me make a comment :twisted:
    Wickus, good luck with your future endeavours and enjoy the retirement.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.09.12 10:00:03 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Great servant to SA rugby, i remember the days when he played loosie and annoyed me so much with the ball spoiling in the ruck. Good luck with your future

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.09.12 10:23:59 by Dunx Reply

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  • Great servant for Lions and SA Rugby

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.09.12 10:50:30 by Mutley Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 4) : you say that – and yet all of his best exploits (ugh) came in Bulls colours… :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.09.12 11:04:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • ‘winning almost every trophy out there’

    and yet no Neo Series title?? tsk tsk! :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.09.12 11:39:15 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : well, he did say “almost” :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.09.12 12:16:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : Well it’s not like the Neo Trophy or the Conference Cup means a lot :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.09.12 12:46:31 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 8) : To WPW it means EVERYTHING! it’s the only bloody trophy his team has seen in…what..?…over a decade..?? :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.09.12 12:57:52 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 9) : :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.09.12 15:18:28 by wpw Reply
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