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Brussow in doubt again


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content on 2 Oct 2012 at 08:51
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Cheetahs loose forward Heinrich Brüssow has hit yet another obstacle in his quest to prove his credentials to Bok coach Heyneke Meyer.

The pint-sized flanker, who flourished as an international open-sider of renown under Peter de Villiers, has been unable to crack so much as a wider training group under Meyer, with the coach on record as concerned about Brüssow’s propensity for conceding penalties, whereas in reality, we all know that his size (or lack thereof) is the real issue.

Brüssow picked up a shoulder injury in last weekend’s Currie Cup game against Griquas – incidentally the Cheetahs’ first win in five outings – and will await the result of a scan today with some trepidation. Should the injury only affect the AC joint, then he might be fit to face the Sharks this weekend in another must-win outing for his side.

Should the worst be confirmed, though and the rotator cuff also be damaged, Brüssow could find his 2012 prematurely curtailed, like so many other Cheetahs loose forwards this season.



26 Comments

  • I think Brussow should take time off to heal properly. He is more injured than fit ala Juan Smith.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.10.12 08:57:27 by JarsonX Reply
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  • It´s simple people! Alt + 129

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.10.12 09:10:56 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 2) : Ag bliksem… are you serious?

    Ok… I can’t do it in the title, though, because Twitter will bark at the special character

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.10.12 09:18:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 2) : sind Sie jetzt zufrieden?

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.10.12 09:27:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 2) : Sehr pedantlich… :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.10.12 09:27:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Nein. Es fählt noch eine in der zweite Paragraf. ;-)

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.10.12 10:06:30 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Nicht pedantisch. Namen müssen immer richtig buchstabiert werden. Genau die gleiche Sache mit Daniels. :razz:

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.10.12 10:09:29 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Wir sind doch per Du, oder? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.10.12 10:10:33 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 6) : entschuldigung! Es tut mir leit

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.10.12 10:10:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yeah nice speak German :twisted: Player’s name should always be spelt correctly.

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.10.12 10:16:36 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : You can also spell it as Bruessow. It´s more correct than just the “u” without the umlaut. That´s actually how it always used to be written, before ze Germans changed it to the umlaut.

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.10.12 10:18:25 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Kein Problem, mein Freund! Jetzt sieht es klasse aus!

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.10.12 10:19:38 by rhineshark Reply

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  • All of that over two dots on a letter….so how much of a pronunciation difference does the two dots make at the end of the day?

    When it’s Ludik spelled with a ck it changes meaning, and Morné spelled Morne changes the “ay” sound. But whether you say Bru or Brü, it sounds the same in South Africa. :roll:

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.10.12 10:22:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Sad that such a quality player is being hampered by injuries. I agree he needs the sabatical

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.10.12 10:25:27 by Dunx Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 13) : My surname is van Wyk. Spelling it van Wijk doesn´t change how it sounds, but I´m sure you can understand that I want people to spell it the way it´s printed on my birth certificate?

    The umlaut actually does change the pronunciation of a “u”, but even if it didn´t, his surname is still spelled Brüssow. Not Brussow, nor Brusouw, nor Brussouw.

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.10.12 10:50:10 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) :

    Well he played (and started) every single SR match, and only missed 4 CC games before returning.

    Injuries happen. Best thing he can do is yes, take his time recovering – which he now will with the off-season coming up – and return when he feels fully fit.

    No sabbatical necessary. That’s not going to do anything to help his career.

    He’s still our 2nd best option behind Francois Louw, and when fit and on form probably makes more of an impact. Until the past weekend I’d have said Louw isn’t in the same class…

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.10.12 11:00:55 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 16) : Flouw also gives us an extra lineout option, so at the moment he probably just edges it for me.

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.10.12 11:17:10 by rhineshark Reply

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  • There has only been one half of a game this year that Brussouw has impressed this season and that was the Super game against the Sharks where he (luckily) went off at half time. The young blond fetcher from the Griquas has been very good this year.

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.10.12 11:34:52 by Bite me Reply

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  • Marnus Schoeman is his name, I think.

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.10.12 11:35:49 by Bite me Reply

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  • @Bite me (Comment 18) : He seems good but I’d like to see him play SupeRugby first to see how he copes.

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.10.12 11:44:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Bite me (Comment 18) :

    Bull crap.

    Go tell that to the Brumbies, Rebels, Hurricanes & Crusaders.

    Against the brumbies they only lost due to poor refereeing, but Brussow had probably the best game I’ve ever seen him play.

    Against the Rebels he was just as good and the Aussie commentators couldn’t stop talking about his performance.

    Against the Crusaders he was the only thing keeping the Cheetahs in the game.

    And then against the Hurricanes him and Coenie pretty much single-handedly took them from 21 points down after 20 minutes to winning the game.

    All this on an overseas tour.

    Can’t stand it when people make this stuff up. I mean really.

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.10.12 11:50:19 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 16) : Really? All SR games? Did not know that. Maybe because I wasnt really watching/following anything Cheetah related :oops:

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.10.12 11:55:34 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 22) :

    Assuming our friend ‘Bite Me’ wasn’t following anything Cheetahs related either.

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.10.12 12:00:18 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Something to digest for our friend – HendrikP
    Super rugby stats 2012
    Penalties – Brussow 25
    Marcell Coetzee 12
    Kolisi 10
    Turnovers – Brussow 11
    Coetzee 17
    Kolisi 14
    Missed Tackles – Brussow 29
    Coetzee 20
    Kolisi 17
    Meters gained – Brussow 410
    Coetzee 850
    Kolisi 498

    So please don’t get me wrong, I am a huge Brussow fan but he is not close to the player he was 2 years ago. And, you are not the only player watching more than just Sharks games. Brussow was also guilty of diving over the ruck in the opening game against the Lions that resulted in Jantjies slotting the penalty to win the game by 2. Is it not weird that Brussow played well in games before Goosen got injured, something to do with front foot ball.

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.10.12 17:06:27 by Bite me Reply

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  • Supersport.com : Brussouw out for 6 months…

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.10.12 07:55:08 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 25) : Sorry… Brüssouw

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.10.12 07:55:35 by SharksRTB Reply

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