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Former Bok moves to Japan

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 5 Mar 2008 at 18:24

A former Springbok fullback and sometimes wing will join Kubota Spears in Japan after his season ends at Worcester where he has notched up 99 games so far

News 24 reports that Former Springbok fullback and sometimes wing, Thinus Delport, will join Kubota Spears in Japan after his season at Worcester ends.

Delport plays his 100th match for Worcerster on Saturday when they face Leicester in the Premiership. This match also marks his 200th match in the Premiership after he had played for Gloucester for a number of years.

Delport, who played in 18 Tests for the Springboks, including the 2003 World Cup, is the third player from Worcestershire to leave for Japan.

“Thinus is playing some of the best rugby of his career and there is a good chance he will make his 100th top-flight appearance against Leicester on Saturday,” club coach Mike Ruddock told Worcester news.

“Hopefully he will be able to keep playing that kind of rugby until the end of the season.

“We’ve got a ready-made replacement for him in Chris Latham, but it will be sad to see him go – on both a professional and personal level,” Ruddock said.


  • 99 matches. 😯

    How many games do they play per year?

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.03.08 18:26:35 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Who can help with an answer here?

    I see on the Bull site they have a magazine for sale celebrating Blue Bulls Rugby from 1938 to 2008. (70 Years)

    Aren’t they a LOT older than that?

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.03.08 18:46:56 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • no – they aren’t.

    They were part of Transvaal before then.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.03.08 19:10:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wiki says they broke away from Tvl in 1899 though.

    That is what raised the question for me.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.03.08 19:19:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • oh – interesting.

    I think Wiki is wrong

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.03.08 19:25:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • In my albeit limited knowledge of Blue Balls, I seem to remember them breaking away but still competing together with Transvaal in the Currie Cup.

    You see in those days you couldnt just poach players as it was a long way to travel and so you had to actually rear your own…

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.03.08 19:45:58 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • I confirm.
    The plit was in 1938 when the Noord Transvaal Rugby Unie was founded.

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.03.08 20:06:23 by HO Reply

  • plit=SPLIT -sorry-

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.03.08 20:08:25 by HO Reply

  • Thanks HO

    So then why are the Bulls fans so arrogant about having all this HISTORY if they are almost 40 years younger than Natal. 🙄

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.03.08 20:13:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I think they consider themselves the “purest Aryans” in South Africa. They are the Afrikaners and “B” stronghold in South Africa.
    Actually they achieved a lot in rugby thanks to discipline and very good organization. Then they also found players like Naas Botha, John Williams, Gys Pitzer, Mof Myburgh and many other who played with their knives amongst their teeth to defend their beloved Loftus Versfeld.
    They have been living following the Old Testament rules… 😯

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.03.08 20:19:36 by HO Reply

  • “B” is a word I cannot write in my comments. Only in an email… 😳

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.03.08 20:20:38 by HO Reply

  • HO 😆

    At Sharksworld we have no problem with you saying Broederbond as none of us are members or subscribe to that line of thinking so you are safe here. 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.03.08 20:25:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • HO

    Correct or wrong. Danie Craven played for the Bulls in 1938? 😯

    I thought he was a WP man all his life.

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.03.08 20:26:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Danie played brief stints with Eastern Province and unfortunately also with Noord Transvaal.
    I did not write Broederbond for some days ago robdylan told me to be very careful when using it…
    and as I am a guest here I tend to respect other people views….

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.03.08 20:32:46 by HO Reply

  • HO 🙂

    He was pulling your leg i think. 😉

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.03.08 20:35:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • evening HO, respect is a good thing, but Robd doesn’t count 😉 😆

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.03.08 20:36:15 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.03.08 20:37:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • hey now 😉

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.03.08 20:57:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • hey rob, you know we love you 🙄

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.03.08 21:02:26 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Hmmm, BANG goes Jaco van der Westhuysen’s title of being the best South African fullback in the Japanese league…. 😈

    Delport has been outstanding for Worcester this season, mind you with Latham joining the mix next season, he’d only have gotten a game on the wing or off the bench. And I suppose that at 33, Japan is quite a nice place to earn a final fat paycheck & bring the curtain down on your career. (watch the Stormers contract him for the S14 next season :mrgreen: )

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.03.08 21:07:16 by Le Requinny Reply
  • Quinny

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: for the JvdW comment


    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: for the Stormers comment.

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.03.08 21:10:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA

    I can’t help it that they’re both walking jokes….

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.03.08 21:16:13 by Le Requinny Reply
  • Good job, Q!

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.03.08 21:20:19 by robdylan Reply
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