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Coach won’t name full squad

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 13 May 2008 at 16:21

The Springbok training squad to be announced on Saturday will not include any players involved in the Vodacom Super 14 rugby semi-finals.

News24 reports that Sharks or Stormers players selected in the squad will only be named at the conclusion of their teams’ participation in the tournament.

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has agreed to the arrangement in deference to requests from the franchises


  • What’s the point then?

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.05.08 16:31:24 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
  • Dumb!??!

    I men athe squad is already selected…performances in the Semi’s and Finals will not matter a bit…

    Real Dumb!??!

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.05.08 16:37:26 by Hmmm Reply
  • I’d think that they will actually be encouraged to play harder….I mean being excited for making the squad!??!

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.05.08 16:38:10 by Hmmm Reply
  • Unless they fear they might hold back in fear of getting injured!??!

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.05.08 16:38:38 by Hmmm Reply
  • there must be something we are missing here.

    They MUST have three training squads availabale for announcement.
    1) Nobody makes it
    2) Both make it
    3) Sharks make it
    4) Stormers make it.

    Take option two for example. What would the use be of naming a squad that doesn’t have ANY flyhalves in it. Surely it will be Butch and Grant with Steyn and Pienaar as backup. So if both sides go through they will have a squad training without a flyhalf. What USe is that?

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.05.08 16:55:45 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Would be safe to assume that Sharks, Bulls & Stormers will make up the bulk of the Bok squad – so why then name a full 45 man squad? Why does he not just delay it a week?

    Somebody was saying earlier today that PDV would handing out Bok olours willy-nilly. Based on this that seems a fair assumption 🙄

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.05.08 16:57:48 by Le Requinny Reply
  • @Le Requinny (Comment 6) :


    If both go through it will be a severely depleted squad of about 30 or so, restricted to Admin for the week ‘coz most of them aren’t there.

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.05.08 17:02:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • The squad starts training next week, that’s why it has to be named on Saturday.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.05.08 17:07:48 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 8) :

    i say give the guys who don’t make the Semi’s a weeks rest first.

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.05.08 17:14:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • PdV is obviously eager to start…and I think they start with the assessments of the players first…

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.05.08 17:19:22 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • And of course there is a chance that we don’t get any SA teams in the semi’s 😯

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.05.08 17:20:47 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • Hehehe… yeah it’s 45 excluding the Stormers and Sharks…

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.05.08 17:32:33 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 12) : Wow… at this rate, even Rayno Benjamin will get in 😉

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.05.08 17:35:29 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Hey WPW will be happy, Ismael Dollie is going to make it as well. 😉

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.05.08 19:35:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 13) : Benjamin will play better without the Lions jersey

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.05.08 21:55:01 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) :

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.05.08 22:00:53 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) :

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.05.08 22:02:22 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

  • #17

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.05.08 22:02:56 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply


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