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Jean’s love letters in the sky


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark Β©)

Posted in :In the news on 18 Jun 2008 at 23:45

Those hand signals that Springbok centre Jean de Villiers makes after scoring tries in Test rugby are messages to someone dear to him.

“It’s someone’s name that I write; someone close to my heart,” the midfield star revealed on Wednesday.

Stephen Nell writes in Die Burger that De Villiers scored three tries in South Africa’s first two Test matches of the season. He was named Man of the Match after scoring a brace in the second Test against Wales last weekend.

His gesturing after scoring tries has been a matter of conjecture among Springbok supporters for a long time.

“Because of the rugby, I am away from home a lot,” he explained on Wednesday. “There are people in my life who make sacrifices.

“Those gestures are a little message that I write; someone’s name. That’s as much as I’ll say about it.”

“I do it every time I score a try. It began two years ago but people have probably noticed it only now because I am scoring tries again, for a change.”

The blond centre believes he has not regained his best form, even though two respected international coaches have praised him recently.

Nice compliment

Welsh coach Warren Gatland and Italy’s Nick Mallett are among those who feel De Villiers is one of the best midfielders in the world.

“I received a nice compliment from Gatland, and now also from Nick,” De Villiers said.

“That is what players strive for, but I feel the only one I’m competing with is myself.

“As long as I play good rugby and add value to the team, I am happy, even if I’m not regarded as the world’s best centre. But I’m grateful for the compliments.”

Springbok coach Peter de Villiers will announce the SA side for Saturday’s Test match against Italy on Thursday.

Supporters in the Western Cape will know then whether local heroes such as De Villiers, flyhalf Peter Grant and loose forward Schalk Burger will be in action at Newlands on Saturday.

Burger saw a specialist about his knee injury earlier this week but nothing about the outcome was said in the SA squad on Wednesday.


89 Comments

  • Must be Dawn’s name… πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.06.08 03:40:14 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • Dave?

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.06.08 07:30:12 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • Ek wens hy wil dit stop, dis bleddie kinderagtig

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.06.08 08:09:34 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply
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  • Its “Liewe Bolla” – look closely next time. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.06.08 08:13:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 3) :

    As supposed to the ass-slapping, soccer-style hugging/diving on top of one another, kicking the ball into the crowd or punching it, saluting someone like your in the army kinderagtig?

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.06.08 08:21:31 by MorneN Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 4) :

    Nah Bolla is with him all the time, slapping his ass πŸ˜€

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.06.08 08:22:23 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 5) :

    Presies, dis hoekom ek rugby kyk en nie sokker nie, en nou begin die aap met sy sokkerstreke.

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.06.08 08:24:01 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • Let the guys celebrate,jeez.
    I hate it when a oke scores a try and just walks off like its nothing.

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.06.08 08:24:03 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 8) :

    Wat’s fout met ‘n bree glimlag en op die uiterste ‘n high five?

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.06.08 08:28:00 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 5) :

    Boks are becoming more like that every game I watch unfortunately… against sh!te opposition there’s no need to make-out after every try…

    Turn round, knuckle-down… and take them to pieces a-la the AB’s!

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.06.08 08:29:00 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Well I guess none of us has scored a try in a test in a Bok jersey – so no-one can really say what emotion goes through you when it happens…

    It might be like winning the lotto, I will slap anyone’s ass and even kiss my gardener and won’t give a toss what anyone thinks.

    I don’t care how they celebrate, as long as they celebrate and to do that they actually have to score tries.

    Didn’t Ettiene Reynecke kiss his one team mate on the cheek in a CC game last year? Pretty sure it was against WP as-well.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.06.08 08:36:52 by MorneN Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 9) : Its been done, why don’t they just start wearing those high school rugby jerseys as well?

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.06.08 08:37:18 by PJLD Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 10) :

    The AB’s are becoming worse than anyone else in this!

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.06.08 08:37:46 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 11) :
    “I will slap anyone’s ass and even kiss my gardener and won’t give a toss what anyone thinks.”

    Remind me to never play on the same team as you. 😳

    The reason the Lions dont celebrate much after scoring tries is cos even when they do, they know they are still gonna lose. 😈

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.06.08 08:42:03 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Now we are all being a bit pedantic really..I say celebrate as you damn will wish nothing wrong with feeling extremely happy at scoring and channelling the energy expressively.

    And if that means giving a guy a kiss on the forhead or doing back-flips so be it..

    It is after all the year 2 Thousand and 8

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.06.08 08:43:26 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 14) :

    Now now Fish leave the Lions out of this..we don’t get to score that often πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.06.08 08:46:29 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Bolla in the Sky with Diamonds…

    Sorry CSB – I saw a gap and I took it – thats what heroes do.

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.06.08 08:49:40 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I only ever scored one try in my career. I reckon I kissed every oke on the field πŸ™‚

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.06.08 08:49:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 11) :

    Did you notice how they will still busy ‘making-out’ when the Welsh took a quick line-out and ran straight over a wingless try-line… 😯

    And the cheek-kisser was none other than Bolla from the Jaco’s if I’m not mistaken…

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.06.08 08:52:37 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 19) :

    Nope was definately Reynecke. Can’t remember exactly which game though.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.06.08 08:55:15 by MorneN Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) :

    Career.. something you not telling us πŸ˜‰

    Scored so many myself got to kiss every team mate 😯

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.06.08 09:05:29 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Hoi ja… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.06.08 09:10:55 by Charlie Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 21) : it wasn’t much of a career. Spent most of it in the second row

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.06.08 09:29:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Speaking of Jaco and celebrations…..

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.06.08 09:43:18 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 24) : let’s not go there. 😈 I’ll just break out in hives agin

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.06.08 09:44:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • I once scored 3 tries in a match, and nobody kissed me. Not even one of the girls afterwards. πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.06.08 09:48:33 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 26) : Shame

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.06.08 09:59:25 by PJLD Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 26) : you must’ve been a back…

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.06.08 09:59:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Backs need love too.

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.06.08 10:03:53 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 11) : Morne with respect, Rugby is game for men. This hugging and kissing thing makes my blood boil. In my day you scored a try you wiped your nose if it was bleeding , pulled your socks up, threw the ball to the fullback or flyhalf, all your mates would say well done and then you ran back to the half way line.
    The kids of today have taken this hugging and and embracing thing too far.. it is because of the cricket and soccer playing nammbypammbies….

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.06.08 10:04:18 by Ragged Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 26) : They would have if you were playing in Cape Town.. so i am told…. Dive Pass can organize you a game there I believe?? πŸ˜†

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.06.08 10:06:01 by Ragged Reply

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  • I think they should celebrate any which way they wish. As long as they win & are not in breach of any public indecency laws. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.06.08 10:07:22 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : the Jaco Van De Western Province fan’s getting to you too?

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.06.08 10:11:48 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 33) : no… it’s just Jaco himself that gets to me

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.06.08 10:14:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ragged (Comment 31) : You don’t even have to play rugby to be kissed in Cape Town.

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.06.08 10:15:11 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 3) :

    Seems we have a bunch of homophobics on this blog…it is just SO 1960’s… πŸ‘Ώ

    BTW – that reminds me so much of the “apartheid” era…the the biggest “HNP” and “KP” okes knyping the dark cat in the dark…hipocrits… πŸ™„

    Anyway – whats wrong with showing emotion and in which ever way you like…???? Get with the program for crying out loud – if they’re doing a job well, whats the problem then?? πŸ™„ πŸ™

    @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 26) :

    Rache…I defnitely was not at THAT game…. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.06.08 10:20:13 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • BTW – I see there is a rape charge being investigated by NZ police against 4 of the English rugby player…now Walter – THERE is a real reason for concern… πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.06.08 10:22:02 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @Ragged (Comment 30) : This hugging and kissing thing makes my blood boil

    😯 Okay…we didn’t know you were this passionate about this subject.

    To quote Kanye West (he’s a rapper):
    Old folks talkin bout “back in my day”
    But hommie this is my day πŸ˜†

    I think we’ll see more “crazy” celebrations with the new kids on the block coming up…

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.06.08 10:25:23 by blackshark Reply

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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 37) : let’s not discuss that here, please. Thanks Ice

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.06.08 10:25:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 36) : You tell ’em Ice. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.06.08 10:29:37 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 36) : Too bad you weren’t, I was 17 and approaching my sexual prime. 😳

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.06.08 10:30:40 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) :

    No prob…was just quoting something I read…and you are right, coz that might get my blood boiling, as if its not boiling already today…

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.06.08 10:32:36 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • If I had to sidestep the whole Bok team en route to the tryline ( Shane Williams-style)…maybe a simple high five just won’t cut it… πŸ™‚

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.06.08 10:32:47 by blackshark Reply

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  • Looking at some of the honey’s who are physio’s and doctors these days I will run around my whole team after scoring a try straight to the bench and start some ass-slapping and kissing there.

    ‘Back in my day’ we never had these honey’s as medics!

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.06.08 10:34:53 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 44) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.06.08 10:39:39 by blackshark Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 44) :

    Its actually quite simple

    First win the game

    Then collect “all” the huNNy afterwards

    coz multitasking has its limits!

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.06.08 10:45:43 by Oranje Orakel Reply

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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 36) :

    So I am homophobic because I don’t like his writing-a-message-in-the-air-with-his-finger-trick? I don’t follow your logic…

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.06.08 11:05:07 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • All we ever had was some geeks from St Johns ambulance. Definitely not kissing them.

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.06.08 11:11:24 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 47) :

    foLLowing Logic

    If she is a girl – dont even try!

    πŸ˜€

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.06.08 11:12:44 by Oranje Orakel Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 11) :

    Reynecke kissed Anton van Zyl but it was after the final whistle and probably after we won. I don’t think it was last year, might have been the year before.

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.06.08 11:18:45 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 47) :

    WALTER – that comment was not directed at only you – you just made the firts comment and then it progressed (Comment 8 was defnitely hinting towards more than the finger writing trick IMO) and the other’s comments following became worse…going more towards the hugging and kissing than the writing thing..thats all…

    @Oranje Orakel (Comment 49) :

    Thats a BIF “IF”…. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.06.08 11:20:33 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • BIG “if”… 😳

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.06.08 11:21:44 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 44) :

    Can’t fault that. Actually I wouldn’t mind my team doing that because I’m sitting on the bench πŸ˜†

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.06.08 11:30:46 by Ollie Reply

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  • @Ollie (Comment 53) :

    You are a sick individual Ollie.

    (PS, Just send photos!)

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.06.08 11:45:33 by MorneN Reply
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  • @Ollie (Comment 53) : you dog, you!

    Gonna play Fantasy League? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.06.08 11:45:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • When is PdV announcing the squad?
    I need to make changes to my Testrugby fantasy thingy…

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.06.08 12:02:44 by blackshark Reply

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  • Morne, jealous? πŸ˜€

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.06.08 12:04:00 by Ollie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 55) :

    Rob, i’ll still have to see. Time is reeeaaaally limited at the moment. If I have time to draw up a team I’ll send it in to you. But some how I doubt it.

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.06.08 12:04:55 by Ollie Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 56) :

    Hopefully soon!

  • Comment 59, posted at 19.06.08 12:04:59 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • PJLD,

    Is that a turd in your avatar?

  • Comment 60, posted at 19.06.08 12:12:31 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 59) : Ja, I’ll be back to check later…

  • Comment 61, posted at 19.06.08 12:21:20 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Ollie (Comment 58) : I can even pick a random side for you, if you like πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 62, posted at 19.06.08 12:23:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 60) : Zet

  • Comment 63, posted at 19.06.08 12:24:27 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 63) :

    Huh?

    Is that a turd? It looks like it could be on the bonnet of your car too.

    Sies man, this is a family site…

    ps. whose turd is it? And why are the sides red? Too many chillies?

  • Comment 64, posted at 19.06.08 12:33:29 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Rob…you’v got mail…

  • Comment 65, posted at 19.06.08 12:36:28 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Let him do whatever he wants as long as he score tries. Schalk will do the same in NZ.

  • Comment 66, posted at 19.06.08 12:36:42 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • How long until he has his tongue pierced and appears in an American Swiss ad? πŸ˜›

  • Comment 67, posted at 19.06.08 12:38:53 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 64) :

    Vin…you a youngster?? Dont you know who ZET is???

  • Comment 68, posted at 19.06.08 12:39:31 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Vinnie is putting up a show,ive heard he has a Zet tattoo

  • Comment 69, posted at 19.06.08 12:42:54 by PJLD Reply
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  • Marius Jouba use to make also signs after scoring for the Cheetahs. So I ask his dad what that means and he sort of promise the workers on the farm when they hunted he’ll show them Kudu horns on TV after scoring. Nothing wrong with that I hate that back jumping some of the players do much more. Can hurt themself. So if he want to sent secret messages so vokken what.

  • Comment 70, posted at 19.06.08 12:45:41 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 62) :

    That maybe an option, when is cutoff for submission?

  • Comment 71, posted at 19.06.08 12:48:57 by Ollie Reply

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  • @Ollie (Comment 71) : midday tomorrow

  • Comment 72, posted at 19.06.08 12:50:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 70) : remember the Griquas winger who always used to swallow dive? Now what was his name again? Kept thinking the oke was going to break a rib…

    And the worst was bloody Philip Burger…

  • Comment 73, posted at 19.06.08 12:51:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • TEAM: 15. Conrad JANTJES
    14. Odwa NDUNGANE
    13. Gcobani BOBO
    12. Jean DE VILLIERS
    11. Bryan HABANA
    10. Francois STEYN
    9. Ricky JANUARIE
    8. Ryan KANKOWSKI
    7. Juan SMITH
    6. Luke WATSON
    5. Victor MATFIELD (c)
    4. Bakkies BOTHA
    3. CJ VAN DER LINDE
    2. Bismarck DU PLESSIS
    1. Tendai MTAWARIRA

    16. Schalk BRITS
    17. Brian MUJATI
    18. Andries BEKKER
    19. Joe VAN NIEKERK
    20. Schalk BURGER
    21. Peter GRANT
    22. Ruan PIENAAR

  • Comment 74, posted at 19.06.08 12:54:26 by Charlie Reply

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  • Ok, shot Rob. I’ll keep you posted.

  • Comment 75, posted at 19.06.08 12:54:47 by Ollie Reply

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  • At least Fransie Steyn can try and look good against Italy… πŸ™„

    Good, give Adi a rest before the Tri-Nations… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 76, posted at 19.06.08 12:59:30 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 62) :

    Rob….my team’s on the way!!!

  • Comment 77, posted at 19.06.08 13:01:15 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) : Jearus Nicholas… 😳 spelling ❓

  • Comment 78, posted at 19.06.08 13:01:49 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 78) : that’s the one! Amazing memory

  • Comment 79, posted at 19.06.08 13:05:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 68) :

    Yeah he was a hairy funny little man. Well not a man. Just a funny lookign person. I’ve been called Zet before… πŸ˜†

  • Comment 80, posted at 19.06.08 13:06:14 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) : PLEASE REMEMBER

  • Comment 81, posted at 19.06.08 13:07:31 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 78) : oh sweet!

  • Comment 82, posted at 19.06.08 13:07:52 by PJLD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : Just know my rugby :mrgreen:

  • Comment 83, posted at 19.06.08 13:28:41 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 83) : yeah, you do.

    You should write articles for us.

  • Comment 84, posted at 19.06.08 13:30:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) :

    lol. He did injure himself once and from memory it was a broken rib!

  • Comment 85, posted at 19.06.08 13:32:42 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 85) : I knew it! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 86, posted at 19.06.08 13:34:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 85) : where’s your FL team, cuz? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 87, posted at 19.06.08 13:35:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 84) : Time is a problem…my brother from another mother… πŸ˜†

  • Comment 88, posted at 19.06.08 13:43:59 by Charlie Reply

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  • http://youtube.com/watch?v=xEI2rXVcUh8&feature=related

  • Comment 89, posted at 19.06.08 21:58:32 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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