Goosen, Bakkies in doubt

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 16 Jun 2014 at 09:05
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Flyhalf Johan Goosen and lock Bakkies Botha appear to be the injury casualties after South Africa’s great 38-16 first-test win against Wales on Saturday.

Veteran Botha limped off with an old Achilles problem at half time, handing a test debut to impressive Free State second-rower Lood de Jager. The return of Flip van der Merwe to the selection frame this week (after being released to attend his brother’s wedding last week) should see de Jager denied a starting opportunity, with the current Bulls pairing of van der Merwe and Matfield reunited to replace the former.

Luck continue to go against poor Goosen, who picked up a knee injury shortly after replacing Morne Steyn. He is now unlikely to feature in the second test in Nelspruit, with Marnitz Boshoff or even Ruan Pieanaar in line to deputise for the Stade Francais pivot.


  • Not even on the field for 2 seconds and he is injured again!!! Is he made of glass?

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.06.14 09:18:32 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 1) : Pollard seems to be made of sterner stuff, fortunately.

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.06.14 09:31:39 by rhineshark Reply
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  • I take back everything I have ever said about Handre Pollard. The kid is class. I also think we have great young flyhalfes is jean Luc du Plessis. Despite his size I think we can also play fullback and centre with distinction. Also Pollard, and Du Preez. So no worries for me there.

    De Jäger just needs to cut his bossie Kop. He look like a high school musicale character all baby faced. But playes like a Titan! He has got the Goods. I still think Jordaan and Lewies should get a run.

    Regarding the Baby Boks, the Kriel boys are going to start for the Bulls soon. A day I am going to cry. Even if it’s just a little bit. Esterhuizen is also more than enough when Frans leaves. He just need some experience either side of him.

    Go Sharks!

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.06.14 09:39:50 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • would like to see Boshoff get a run on at some time to see what he can do at this level. Scotland would be a game to try some combinations, methinks.

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.06.14 10:11:47 by Caratacus Reply

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  • @Caratacus (Comment 4) : a combination of Blue Bull plus something els. ;) if Bossof was a Blue Bull he would have had 10 test caps.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.06.14 10:44:05 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 5) : don’t think so, he only started to shine this year. Still don’t tbink he’s better than Pat.

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.06.14 17:05:26 by JD Reply
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  • Wonder how serious the injury to Goosen is? Hell he’s either seriously unlucky or made of glass?!?!?!

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.06.14 17:10:33 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 7) : Unlucky is a freak injury just before the World Cup… getting injured almost every time you get on the field has got to be more than bad luck.

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.06.14 17:24:43 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 8) : ja that’s what I think as well but maybe if he goes to France he will be better just like JS.

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.06.14 18:00:54 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 7) : Or both,hopefully for him Racing will toughen him up

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.06.14 22:39:49 by benji Reply
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  • With Goosen being so fragile is he worth being a bench option? I mean fine if he starts and gets injured but if he is a replacement and gets crocked in 2min like he did then we could be in serious poo if we didnt have a guy like Pienaar on the bench. I know injury could happen to anyone but Goosen seems more susceptible to it than others. So id like to see both Pienaar and Hougaard bench this week. and I def think Lood De Jager deserves at elast another shot on the bench. Steenkamp wasnt that horrible to be fair and Jannie actually ran with the ball- i was hiding in case lighting struck the greater durban area

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.06.14 08:22:30 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 1) : That’s what I said. :razz: :lol:
    I think Pienaar will deputize for MS with them bringing Hougaard (noooooooooooooo!) back. Habana should rest with his new baby & Mvovo can take his place with S’bura coming onto the bench.JPP can deputize for le Roux @ fullback with Tollie coming in to replace him off the bench.Flo can rest on the bench with Marcel getting a start.

    We live in an ideal world don’t we? :?: :roll: Anyway,it must be the coffee I am drinking or the rose tinted glasses I am wearing :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.06.14 11:37:39 by markm Reply

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  • I see Goosen might be ready for Saturday. Maby Murphy is just messing with him… :mrgreen: It must be tough though, he must do the exact opposite of those football weenies: Pretend that he is fine even if he feels a hit or gets a “lammie”. By the look of things Meyer will yank him off the field for looking injured. :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.06.14 15:39:14 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 13) : geez with Goosens history do you blame HM, rather safe than sorry.

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.06.14 19:04:27 by JD Reply
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