Richard Ferguson

Nkosi, Schreuder get the Bok call


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 20 Sep 2017 at 14:22
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The Sharks duo of Sbusiso Nkosi and Louis Schreuder has been called up to the Springbok squad for the last two games of the Rugby Championship. Francois Louw also got the call as expected.

Louw adds a massive amount of experience with his 52 caps, considering the team that lost last weekend had a combined total of 500 caps through the match squad.

The inclusion of Schreuder has seen Francois Hougaard fall out of the squad completely, while Raymond Rhule and Courtnall Skosan both still feature, along with Dillyn Leyds, a total of 4 wings in the squad.

The rest of the squad remains unchanged bar the known injuries being left to rehabilitate.
 
The Springbok squad for the Tests in Bloemfontein and Cape Town:
 
Forwards (17 players):
Uzair Cassiem (flank), Toyota Cheetahs – 5 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Lood de Jager (lock), Vodacom Bulls – 31 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
Ruan Dreyer (prop), Emirates Lions – 2 caps, 0 points
Dan du Preez (No 8), Cell C Sharks – 0 caps, 0 points
Jean-Luc du Preez (loose forward), Cell C Sharks – 8 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Pieter-Steph du Toit (lock), DHL Stormers – 27 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
Eben Etzebeth (lock, captain), DHL Stormers – 61 caps, 15 points (3 tries)
Steven Kitshoff (prop), DHL Stormers – 17 caps, 0 points
Siya Kolisi (flank), DHL Stormers – 23 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
Francois Louw (flank), Bath, England – 52 caps, 40 points (8 tries)
Wilco Louw (prop) DHL Stormers – 0 caps, 0 points
Malcolm Marx (hooker), Emirates Lions – 9 caps, 10 points (2 tries)
Bongi Mbonambi (hooker), DHL Stormers – 11 caps; 0 points
Franco Mostert (lock), Emirates Lions/Ricoh Black Rams (Jap) – 13 caps, 0 points
Tendai Mtawarira (prop), Cell C Sharks – 94 caps, 10 points (2 tries)
Trevor Nyakane (prop), Vodacom Bulls – 32 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Chiliboy Ralepelle (hooker), Cell C Sharks – 22 caps, 5 points (1 try)
 
Backs (13 players):
Andries Coetzee (fullback), Emirates Lions – 7 caps, 0 points
Ross Cronje (scrumhalf) Emirates Lions – 4 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Damian de Allende (centre), DHL Stormers – 25 caps, 15 points (3 tries)
Elton Jantjies (flyhalf), Emirates Lions/NTT Shining Arcs (Japan) – 18 caps, 179 points (2 tries, 32 conversions, 35 penalties)
Jesse Kriel (centre), Vodacom Bulls – 23 caps, 30 points (6 tries)
Dillyn Leyds (wing) DHL Stormers – 3 caps, 0 points
Rudy Paige (scrumhalf), Vodacom Bulls – 10 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Handré Pollard (flyhalf) Vodacom Bulls – 21 caps, 188 points (2 tries, 29 conversions, 37 penalties, 3 drop goals)
Raymond Rhule (wing), Toyota Cheetahs – 7 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Louis Schreuder (scrumhalf) Cell C Sharks – uncapped
Jan Serfontein (centre), Vodacom Bulls – 33 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
Courtnall Skosan (wing), Emirates Lions – 7 caps, 5 points (1 try)
S’busiso Nkosi (wing), Cell C Sharks – uncapped



72 Comments

  • So glad for Nkosi. He has really been a great player for the Sharks throughout the year.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.09.17 14:28:59 by boertjie101 Reply
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  • Good to see performance being rewarded.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.09.17 14:29:31 by boertjie101 Reply
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  • Are they still available against the Bulls this weekend?

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.09.17 14:29:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • i feel the Sharks can be abit irritated here. Neither Dan DuPreez nor Sbu Nkosi are likely so see any Bok gametime so they are just taken away from being able to play for the Sharks. Shreuder i get as he has played well so could well deputise if Cronje still injured…if he isnt then it will be Cronje and Paige with the 3 Sharks Dupreez/Nkosi and Schreuder sitting watching when they could add value to the Sharks.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.09.17 14:30:12 by SheldonK Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 3) : yes

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.09.17 14:30:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : With Cronje having a lot of ailments and injuries lately, Schreuder may just end up on the bench. But Dan and Sbu will just be carrying tackle bags.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.09.17 14:33:54 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Whoa what didI miss I thought Dan and Chilli had been released

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.09.17 14:39:24 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 7) : just to get game time this weekend

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.09.17 14:42:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : Fear not. They’ll be back just in time for the playoffs. Sharks really only need to win one more game to ensure top spot on the log.

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.09.17 14:46:44 by boertjie101 Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 3) : From what I understand they can play because the team is assembling in Bloem on Sunday only. So Dan,Chilli, Sbu and Louis can play.Please correct me if I am [email protected]The hound (Comment 7) : Can still play. :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.09.17 15:08:35 by markm Reply

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  • I thought Cronje was out for a while? :?:

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.09.17 15:09:37 by markm Reply

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  • @boertjie101 (Comment 9) : Indeed but id much rather they be playing than sitting in the stands eating hotdogs. @Bokhoring (Comment 6) : Agreed as i said the likelyhood of Shreuder playing is quite high

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.09.17 15:14:42 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Cronje just had a tummy bug if i am not wrong. But if i see rhule and cassiem in that starting team i might maybe just loose it

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.09.17 15:44:51 by Darius de Lange Reply

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  • Amazing what a change of scenery can do for a player – Schreuder at WP / Stormers never looked like he would get near a Bok team. The Kings must be very chuffed with the path they put him on.

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.09.17 15:45:38 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 14) : Likewise Ungerer at the Pumas now- looking a different player to the one in Durbs

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.09.17 15:48:08 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Fantastic for the guys, but Coetzee better not be pulling these guys into the squad just to have them carry tackle bags and watch the game as Dan has done for the last month.

    The fact that Rhule is still there tells me Coetzee has no clue where the problems are.

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.09.17 15:51:54 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 16) : And Skosan and Andries and Kriel and S…………………………..the list goes on and the hits keep on coming. :roll: :shock:
    Question (from a rugby philistine :grin: ) When does merit feature in selection and where do we draw the line on the untouchables? Just asking. :?:

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.09.17 16:08:41 by markm Reply

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  • @markm (Comment 17) : The problem is 15 different people will pick 15 different Bok teams…so who do we go with?

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.09.17 16:11:28 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 14) : Heynekke Meyer picked Schreuder for an end of year tour if I am not mistaken,dont think he got a game but he was in the squad.

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.09.17 16:18:18 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 15) : Absolutely, he has some serious confidence, is playing well and enjoying himself….especially against WP last weekend.

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.09.17 16:21:04 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 19) : Could be, I just dont ever remember him playing stand out rugby while in Cape Town. This Schreuder makes one take notice of him.

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.09.17 16:25:11 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Not really an honor or a benefit to being called to boks anymore. Just more bodies and confidence for AC to ruin while the bok ship sinks. Might be better for them to stay with a winning squad.

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.09.17 16:26:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 21) : From Wikipedia;

    Schreuder was vice-captain of the South Africa Under 20 team that competed in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship in Argentina.[8]

    An injury crisis during the 2013 Incoming test series meant he received a call-up for the national team, the Springboks on 11 June 2013.[9] He didn’t get any game time, but he was again named in the Springbok squad for the 2013 end-of-year test series games against Wales, Scotland and France.[10] Once more Schreuder was unable to earn a slot in the matchday squad but gained valuable experience training alongside fellow scrum-halves Fourie du Preez, Ruan Pienaar and Jano Vermaak.

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.09.17 16:38:30 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 23) : There you go. 2013, thats a while back – where was Cobus Reinach at that stage – injured?

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.09.17 16:51:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Congrats to Nkosi and Schreuder!!! Hope they get some game time!!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.09.17 16:51:51 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 24) : From Wikipedia
    Like his father, Reinach never represented his country at any age-group level. However, this didn’t stop him from making the full Springbok side at the age of only 24. He was called up to the Springbok squad for the 2014 Rugby Championship due to the absence of the injured Fourie du Preez[11] and when another experienced number 9 in Ruan Pienaar went down injured during the Boks tour of Australasia, Reinach was promoted to back-up scrum-half for the remaining two home games of the competition against Australia and New Zealand. Reinach debuted as a second-half replacement for Francois Hougaard in South Africa’s 28-10 win over Australia in Cape Town on 27 September 2014 and played a big role in the Boks bonus point try scored by Jean de Villiers in the final minute.[12] He got his second taste of international rugby a week later and was again on the winning side as his team earned their first win over the All Blacks since 2011.[13]

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.09.17 16:59:11 by The hound Reply
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  • Congrats men…
    Agree with the general comments on here…

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.09.17 22:00:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Anyone else notice that when Sbu Nkosi scored that 21st min try against the pumas at Mbombela the camera cut to a dozen ecstatic sharks supports, moms, kids, dads the works. his from mpumalanga, friend of mine from uni grew up with Sbu, thus he had a large group cheering him on that day, so happy for the young man.

    ideally we win on saturday, we play the next two games with out whomever is with the boks and we get all of them back for the semi besides beast. as far as a know JLDP doesnt have a bok contract that precludes him from CC

    so we should get LS, Chilli (may need him you never know), Dan, Jldp, Sbu all back for the knock out rounds.

    guys like beast and Coenie (if he were fit) we would not have gotten for cc anyway

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.09.17 01:46:36 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 28) : He went to school in Barberton, so yes, he will have lots of support from here.

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.09.17 07:28:17 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 28) : Yep saw his fan club, all kitted out in Sharks jerseys too. :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.09.17 08:49:59 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 30) : Must have got the jerseys from the OneDayOnly special :)

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.09.17 09:18:06 by SheldonK Reply

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  • So Coetzee explains that he hasn’t picked Ruan Combrinck because of concerns about lack of game time! Ummm…Pollard?

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.09.17 08:12:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 32) : Coetzee is being disingenuous here, but probably thinks he’s doing it for the right reason.

    Combricnk hasn’t been picked because of an issue (perceived or otherwise) regarding “fit” with the team culture. The Boks are working very hard towards building a “no heroes/no ego’s” culture and it’s clearly felt that Combrinck isn’t compatible. Now the real issue here is once again a shocking lack of clear communication. I’m pretty sure the player himself is unaware of this reason hence Toetie feeling he cannot be straight with the media about it.

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.09.17 08:19:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : Scandalous :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.09.17 08:24:26 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : No ego and then you select Pollard? The guy is very talented but he has IMO always had a massive ego

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.09.17 09:31:35 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 32) : @robdylan (Comment 33) : @SheldonK (Comment 34) : sorry to say but that’s 100% in line with the SA rugby culture of being disingenuous and underhanded!!!! Once again pathetic player management!!!!

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.09.17 09:32:03 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 31) : :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.09.17 09:49:05 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : Best description of this Bok team Ive read – No Heros – indeed.

    Bah, No Heros / No Egos = softcocks, and its out there for all to see.

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.09.17 09:56:25 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • And finally I would argue that what this Bok team does need is the mongrel that a James Small and James Dalton had. Screw this namby pamby no hero crap.

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.09.17 10:01:30 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • And while Im ranting, I see SARU want to establish 2 new franchises to play in overseas competitions. I swear SARU has been infiltrated by the poms or the kiwis and are in fact trying their utmost to weaken our rugby while saying that they are strengthening it. Crazy.

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.09.17 10:19:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 40) : Fully agree- cant think of anyhting moe retarded than trying to get 2 more frnachises. What they should do is get rid of the embarrassment that is the Kings…stadium attendance and results show that their is no interest from the Eastern Cape.

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.09.17 10:22:49 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 41) : Realistically the Kings weren’t expected to perform this season. They lost too many players in basically a month. They did show this year in SR that they can perform, so we can be patient with them. Whether or not we should have a 6th big franchise is another discussion, but with the Pro14 the Kings have some stability in the sense that they know where they will be competing the next few years. They will get some decent players to sign for them in the next season or so, helping them to become more competitive.
    Sad thing is, the crowd attendance is partially because of the boycott. EC rugby fans shooting themselves in the foot here.

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.09.17 10:32:43 by HeinF Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 42) : What boycott?

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.09.17 10:35:37 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 43) : Some fans want to boycott attendance to get the “control” back to them and away from SA rugby
    http://m.sport24.co.za/sport24/Rugby/PRO14/transformation-group-calls-for-boycott-of-kings-20170920

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.09.17 10:48:10 by HeinF Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 42) : My question is how will they change? You say decent players will sign with them…im not so sure. They barely get 1000 people in the stands. So yes there are a lot of Kings excuses out there…fact is they are currently failing and failing badly. So what is realistically going to change for them? I havtn seen anything said or plans made as yet.

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.09.17 10:49:41 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 45) : There are some descent players coming through and not all will be contracted by the traditional bigger unions. If a player has to choose between signing for the pumas or the Kings, they should prefer the Kings. I am not saying that they will become the new powerhouse in SA rugby, but I do believe they will improve. I mean, the team playing atm is definitely not the team that beat us earlier this year… They can again become that team. Take Ungerer, sure if given the opportunity he will sign for them and he is not playing bad rugby at all imo. Look how long it took the Lions to get to where they are now. 5 years ago none of us would have expected this. Could I be completely wrong? Absolutely :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.09.17 10:57:49 by HeinF Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 44) : we won’t discuss that here

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.09.17 11:00:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @HeinF (Comment 44) : Thanks for the link.

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.09.17 11:05:03 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @HeinF (Comment 44) : Eish,its not nice when the feeding trough is taken away.

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.09.17 11:09:40 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) : Apologies! Didn’t mean for discussion, just felt sorry for the players and coaching staff.

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.09.17 11:12:09 by HeinF Reply

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  • How coincidental is this – as I type “trough” so Eusebius McKaiser says trough on the radio. :cool:

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.09.17 11:15:42 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @HeinF (Comment 46) : My point was that its all if/maybe/could/perhaps….its pie in the sky stuff. All speculation.Nothing from the Kings or SARU to say they realise the short comings and are actively recruiting and so and so have already shown interest or put pen to paper. So yes they lost players after Super rugby and their current team would probably struggle to make the CC semis but if change is coming i want to see something tangible…until then in my mind i cant justify anything other them cancel them.

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.09.17 11:16:01 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 52) : I completely agree that a lot of my comments could be wishful thinking. The Kings will not however be cut, so this is just me hoping that they will come right in the next few seasons. They still have a lot of financial stuff to sort out as well I believe. So my comments are more from a point of view that they are not going anywhere, might as well give them some time to try and put a competitive team together.

  • Comment 53, posted at 26.09.17 11:27:09 by HeinF Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : So I can get that as a reason…but as you say then you SHOULD clearly communicate that to the player and find a way to communicate something appropriate to the media and you SHOULD NOT say something to the media that is disingenuous, particularly if that disingenuous reason then makes you obviously inconsistent with your treatment of other players! I’m not impressed…

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.09.17 12:07:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 38) : I get the no egos/at least no making an issue of egos…but a no heroes policy can be dangerous if not very well managed (I.e. giving recognition, motivating but not lifting the individual over the team). I’m not very confident that AC can get that right…

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.09.17 12:14:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 52) : I hear your sentiment, but do think it is a bit harsh. There were literally less than a handful of weeks between SR and PRO14…and at the start of those weeks there was no certainty about PRO14. That led to a player exodus. Since there has been certainty only a few weeks have gone by. My involvement in similar situations has taught me you don’t communicate plans while you are still planning. Basically all they can say realistically at this stage is we’re working on it. Of course they must work on it…and this confirmed involvement in a competition that brings them MUCH more funding than crowd attendance ever will gives them the time and funding to work on it. I say give them a chance…their twice repeated improvement in SR says to me they deserve that chance. I’m not saying your opinion is wrong, I just prefer mine… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.09.17 12:28:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 55) : Fully agree, at the end of the day the coach must coach the team, leave the “making of heros” to the individual player and how he plays on the field and how the fans perceive that player. I presume this heros stuff will exclude players like Bismack and Frans Steyn from AC teams as well. The message is then no strong characters please, we, as management dont know how to manage you.

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.09.17 12:54:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 56) : As they say each to their own. I judge whats in front of me and at the moment its a shambles and an embarassment. Will i be happy if that changes- hell yes. Can i see things drastically changing- no.

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.09.17 12:54:49 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 58) : Well, we’ll see… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.09.17 12:59:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 58) : @pastorshark (Comment 59) : Whoever of us is right, I do think that they deserve the chance…

  • Comment 60, posted at 26.09.17 13:00:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 57) : Yup…great message to send…
    (note: the sarcasm is intended…) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 61, posted at 26.09.17 13:01:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 57) : The Boks are working very hard towards building a “no heroes/no ego’s” culture/
    I am glad at least that part of Alistars game plan is working after last week s game he has a full team with no hero s and some very subdued egos, who writes Alistar’s shit for him even Keone couldn’t come up with that crap.

  • Comment 62, posted at 26.09.17 13:14:47 by The hound Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 61) : Devil’s advocate: Is there not a risk that we’re misinterpreting a sentiment along the lines of “let’s build a culture that places the team ahead of the individual” because I can see the merit in that.

    /Puts on fireproof vest for the inevitable AC apologist accusations

  • Comment 63, posted at 26.09.17 13:21:49 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 60) : A chance for how long? Do we give them a season? two? three? They in the Pro14 now with a big market…if no sponsor comes on board by the end of this year is it still worth SARU fitting the bill? If they could have kept their super rugby players and added to them then yes perhaps worth a chance…but with their current lot…eish. There is only so many times the u16s can play the 1st team before it should be stopped for everyones sake.

  • Comment 64, posted at 26.09.17 13:25:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 63) : No its just a rubbish statement, if you look at the Bok team there are some massive egos in that set up,
    Brendan Venter who hasa n ego the size of Floyd Mayweather,a guy who thought he could coach the Sharks,Saracens and run a medical practice in Cape Town all at the same time, and only made one mistake when he forgot to coach the Sharks on how to defend.
    Alistar Coetzee who actually can find positives in a 57 nil massacre, his ego is so big that he thinks he is doing a fine job
    .Eben Ethebeth who spends more time posing and flexing on the field than Reg Park in a posing pouch.
    Cmon man the thing this country needs more than anything else is heroes,and we used to have them on the rugby field.

  • Comment 65, posted at 26.09.17 13:36:28 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 65) : I take your point. In the statement I posited it would make room for individual heroics but not to the detriment of the team culture. Hope that makes sense?

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 63) : Look, having an approach like you state it there is worthy…I said as much in one of my comments. The problem is that AC is not saying what you are saying. He is only saying that Combrinck is not being picked because of concerns about his recent amounts of game time…that is all we get to evaluate. When I then see him picking Pollard and playing him off the bench against the All Blacks with not so much as 10 minutes of rugby in – what was it? – 18 months, then either that smells fishy or AC does inconsistency better than he does anything else…

  • Comment 67, posted at 26.09.17 18:12:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I just had a big grin on my face reading Brendan Nel on Supersport…
    …not because of what he was reporting Franco Smith as saying – the man is either delusional or has a fickle command of the English language or both; he is certainly in denial and his thoughts can only described most kindly as rambling!
    …not because I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry about the complete lack of concern displayed for our 0-57 loss to the All Blacks!
    …but because he ends up doing something that drives Rob up the wall…it has to do with ‘proof’ and ‘pudding’…kakaka! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 68, posted at 26.09.17 22:39:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 68) : Sorry Rob, not that I enjoy you being driven up the wall… :lol:

  • Comment 69, posted at 26.09.17 22:42:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Oh my word…is it ok for us to be really concerned now?
    http://m.sport24.co.za/sport24/Rugby/RugbyChampionship/bok-back-three-defensive-woes-a-perception-20170927

  • Comment 70, posted at 27.09.17 20:24:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 70) : I do not have words!!!! Think the idiot comment thing is contagious!!!!

  • Comment 71, posted at 27.09.17 20:58:49 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 71) : :shock: unbelievable

  • Comment 72, posted at 28.09.17 07:32:28 by pastorshark Reply
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