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Brits glad he turned down Jake

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark Β©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 19 Jun 2008 at 22:40

Schalk Brits can’t be happier than he is today that he never accepted an enticing offer from former Springbok coach Jake White to go play rugby abroad.

Stephen Nell writes in Die Burger that the livewire Stormers hooker turned down the offer, which included a flight on an airline of his choice, and is now on the brink of playing for South Africa.

Brits is one of the substitutes in the Springbok team to play Italy at Newlands on Saturday and will probably be given an opportunity to make his international debut.

It’s fantastic!” Brits exclaimed on Thursday. “After five years the time has arrived at last.

“I had a number of offers to go play abroad but fortunately I stayed to try to play for the Boks. I can’t wait. I hope I’ll get a chance on Saturday.”

He always believed he would one day play for South Africa, even though he was not one of White’s favourites.

“I always believed the time would come, if not under Jake’s coaching then under someone else’s. I believed in myself.

“Peter the Villiers (the new Springbok coach) has said he’ll select the team on form.”

Brits was captain of the Emerging Springboks team that, with De Villiers as coach, won the Nations Cup in Romania last year.

Physical encounter

Brits says he is not nervous about a possible Test debut. “But I won’t underestimate the Italians. We played their B team in the Nations Cup tournament last year and if was a physical encounter.

“With Nick Mallett as their coach, the Italians will get stuck in.”

Brits, who is proud of his ball skills, can run like a backline player.

When he was asked on Thursday whether he might employ former Wallaby wing David Campese’s goose step, he replied, “Maybe about five or ten. I’ll enjoy the Test anyway. “I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”

Odwa Ndungane will make his Test debut on the right wing on Saturday, replacing Tonderai Chavhanga.

Ndungane will fill the position his twin brother Akona once held.

“Akona gives me a lot of support and he is looking forward to seeing me play in my first Test,” the newcomer said.

“My brother deserved his place when he was chosen. It will be fantastic if we could play in the same team one day. We both seize out opportunities and share a passion for the game.”

His selection means that 32 sets of brothers have been chosen for the Springboks.


  • Stormers hooker turned down the offer, which included a flight on an airline of his choice

    I wouldn’t really call what Jake did, “making an offer” πŸ˜† :mrgreen:

    Cape town Press……………….

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.06.08 22:43:46 by KSA Shark Β© Reply
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  • Unfortunately the lines between tabloid & ‘broadsheet’ is pretty blurred in SA. Hence you get kak headlines like this. Calling it an offer is pure fiction. Absolute rubbish. πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.06.08 22:48:58 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 1) :
    Freaking ridiculous isn’t it?

    And then they go on to act as if he is about to get a starting berth…

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.06.08 22:52:03 by Big Fish Reply
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  • can you imagine the proper headline as it should be

    “Brits glad he didn’t have the courage to follow through on leaving SA” πŸ™„


  • Comment 4, posted at 19.06.08 22:53:24 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • Can’t believe you all fell for this!

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.06.08 22:57:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • Comment 6, posted at 19.06.08 23:03:22 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    Fell for what? The CT Media making their name arse again?

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.06.08 23:10:13 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • β€œPeter the Villiers (the new Springbok coach) has said he’ll select the team on form.” 😐

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.06.08 07:28:48 by PJLD Reply
  • “and if was a physical encounter.” who the hell wrote this??

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.06.08 07:29:38 by PJLD Reply
  • Goodmorning everybody… :mrgreen:

    Jake who ❓ … Oh that chap spying around at the Bok hotel and pratice fields, wonder if he forms part of the 3rd force that wants to see PDV fails as coach πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.06.08 07:39:15 by Charlie Reply

  • Morning Sterretjies!! πŸ˜€

    I cannot wait for the game – super X-ited!!! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.06.08 07:55:38 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Greetings from a vrek koud CT.

    I’m sad that I will miss tonight’s game, but we all know the Brokeback Cowboys are gonna get PUNISHED! 😈

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.06.08 08:00:09 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 12) :

    How come? (You missing the game I mean?) πŸ™

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.06.08 08:04:30 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 13) :
    I’ve decided to make a comeback on the action cricket scene, so I am attempting to form a team to enter the league. Tonight is our first game.

    I havent played in about 4 years, I’m as fit as a fiddle (if its a broken fiddle) and we havent practised at all… Should be a blast! πŸ˜†

    PJLD is our secret weapon and quota player. πŸ˜‰

    I havent played action cricket in about 4 years, I’m as fit as a fiddle, if its a broken fiddle)

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.06.08 08:15:33 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Hi Ice & Big Fish… πŸ˜›

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.06.08 08:20:40 by Charlie Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 14) :

    LOL – Those are the lekkerest!! (Ice’s word)…Good luck and dont break any more fiddles…

    PJLD – LOL…Hope you have some Tik to give to Zettie…at the moment he looks like a dead Turd…Hahahahahaha!

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.06.08 08:21:04 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • This is going to be funny

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.06.08 08:21:53 by PJLD Reply
  • Howzit Charlie….I see our other Angel has not been around for a while – you send her on a secret mission again that I am (again) not aware off????


  • Comment 18, posted at 20.06.08 08:22:10 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 16) : Kind of how i feel right now,i need to do a review of my friends

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.06.08 08:22:37 by PJLD Reply
  • Heya Charlie!

    PJLD, You know you are gonna have to at least be our star fielder right? Most of the rest are depending on bulk to cover the ground. πŸ˜†

    I hope you weren’t gonna review me, ole buddy ole pal.

    Ice, when we make the championship final, we will fly you down to lead the cheers.

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.06.08 08:27:04 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 19) :

    Did they make you drink a whole papsak again last night??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.06.08 08:27:50 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 10) : Jake who won the World Cup of rugby πŸ˜€

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.06.08 08:28:11 by yossarian Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 20) :

    Biggie – that’s sound like a fine plan….and if PJLD gets injured or “friended” again, I can play some cricket too….girl of many talents!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.06.08 08:29:33 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Don’t really remember much,all i know is i got dressed at work today.

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.06.08 08:33:55 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 24) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Alcohol indused amnesia?? 😎

    What you do PJLD – a man of the night??? Seeing that you can get dressed at work…. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.06.08 08:37:50 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 25) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.06.08 08:43:31 by PJLD Reply
  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 18) : Nessa is on a undercover mission… πŸ˜‰
    Say no more… 😐

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.06.08 08:52:09 by Charlie Reply

  • Proof-reader must be on holiday… or Nell doesn’t bother to re-read his churn…

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.06.08 08:52:27 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @yossarian (Comment 22) : History 😐

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.06.08 08:53:00 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 29) : you say that like you think it’s nothing. πŸ™ Our history is mostly what makes us different from Italy or outer Mongolia. Maybe I am just too old πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.06.08 10:02:33 by yossarian Reply

  • @yossarian (Comment 30) : To many individuals thrive on history… πŸ™„ Fransie Steyn 😐

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.06.08 10:07:56 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 31) : The new coach clearly doesn’t agree with you πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.06.08 10:11:53 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 32) : My mate, he is just fair = equal oppertunities… Coach was not impress with Steyn’s form up to now… πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.06.08 10:16:24 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 33) :

    But he told Steyn yesterday he is the next in line after Butch for the 10 jumper… go figure…

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.06.08 10:24:52 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Jake offered Britz!??! I thought he did not rate him at all!??!

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.06.08 10:29:19 by Hmmm Reply

  • JW said

    “Here we go… here’s a free ticket to the NH… learn to play the tighter game and how to throw into the lineout… as this is going to win us the world cup on those very fields… then come back and challenge for a place…”

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.06.08 10:38:36 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Jake propbably made that offer after the media had wriiten Brits into his (Jakes) squad. Its interessting that he doesnt mention to which club or country Jake wanted him to go to nor that it was a one way ticket.

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.06.08 11:13:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 34) : Sorry, PDV knows already what Peter Grant has to offer, so it’s more a case of (1) James (2) Grant then (3) Poor Steyntjie… after all Italy, IMO no worry for PDV… 😈

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.06.08 11:14:52 by Charlie Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 37) : Jake’s history…Let’s focus on reality… PDV… πŸ˜€

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.06.08 11:16:20 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 39) : sorry there History IS part of reality, and it would be good for PDV to keep that in mind. He can learn from the mistakes that Jake made and not repeat them! Unfortunately History teaches us that No man learns from history!

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.06.08 12:01:00 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 40) : And note that I did say MAN, its different if PDV had been a WOman :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.06.08 12:02:29 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • I like to think we’re entering a new Bok error (I f*ckin said ERA), which makes history less important

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.06.08 12:11:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 41) :

    Sharksmad…cannot see the pic too clearly…Is it Mad???

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.06.08 12:14:47 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : Agree buddy… πŸ˜› … Well if many of us hanged onto history we would have mostly moved backwards instead of forward… 😐

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.06.08 12:19:25 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 44) :

    I have seen that happening a few times in last Saturday’s game….moving backwards instead of forward that is….bunch of historians!!

  • Comment 45, posted at 20.06.08 12:23:28 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 43) : Yep its me Mad, just changed the name a bit around to make it shorter! πŸ˜›

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.06.08 12:24:03 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : @Charlie (Comment 44) : As a Historian I have to disagree! Learning from, note not dwelling in, history can only propel one forward instead of having to reinvent the wheel so to speak! But I think PDV is showing a good balance in his selections. Now if he would keep Kanko as 1st choice, and replace Chavanga with Odwa then he would have my full backing!

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.06.08 12:33:09 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 46) :

    Great to have you here….been a bit lonely being the only female for a while!! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.06.08 12:33:31 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 47) : 😐

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.06.08 12:34:36 by Charlie Reply

  • @Sharksmad (Comment 47) : I’m just stirring… but I do believe that we need to embrace the FUTURE of Springbok Rugby while paying deference to its past… not remain glued to the past.

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.06.08 12:38:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 48) : Where on earth is Nessa?

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.06.08 12:39:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) :

    Sabi…returning today..

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.06.08 12:44:26 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Brits glad he turned down Jake-as brits was a stormer jake thought he would be as easy as the rest of the team to ask on a date. he was very surprised when schalk turned him down abruptly. upon asking him why he wasn’t interested for a date, brits said he didn’t go out with cheaters, as it is jake’s name de villiers writes in the air when he scores a try. jake has apologised to jean and promised to be faithful. rumours have it though he has since been seen with frans.

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.06.08 12:47:49 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 53) : Jake favours the blondies…remember Wynand Olivier… πŸ™„

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.06.08 12:54:05 by Charlie Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : Agreed on that point! πŸ™‚

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.06.08 12:55:06 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 52) : sweet

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.06.08 12:56:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : ROB FOR PRESIDENT, ROB FOR PRESIDENT, ROB FOR PRESIDENT !!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.06.08 12:58:28 by Charlie Reply

  • Yep was also wondering what happened to Vanessa and where is Milissa? I am itching for the game tonight! and so absolutely mad that I cannot go! What excuse can I give hubby to go, the last time “I was given tickets” then Sharks_Lover really did give me tickets, and now I am running out of ways and lies.:oops:

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.06.08 12:58:46 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 54) : thats why he wanted to try out a brunette. he never realised brunettes weren’t as easy as blondes.

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.06.08 13:00:58 by try time Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 57) : what a great man you are!

    @Sharksmad (Comment 58) : we had a competition yesterday where you could have won some…

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.06.08 13:01:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sharksmad..Hi!
    Is this the beginning of the “Great Migration”?

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.06.08 13:11:26 by Me2 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : 😳

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.06.08 13:13:44 by Charlie Reply

  • @try time (Comment 59) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.06.08 13:14:13 by Charlie Reply

  • @Me2 (Comment 61) : The Great Migration has indeed begun, at least we can meet here and discuss matters of interest among Rugby talk and disagreements on history! πŸ˜†
    @robdylan (Comment 60) : Talk about bad timing! I saw it, but was really busy and was going to get back to it and then forgot! 😈

  • Comment 64, posted at 20.06.08 13:17:55 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 64) : we’ll be doing it regularly throughout the season

  • Comment 65, posted at 20.06.08 13:19:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 65) : Thats a relief ❗ See what one has to resort to to get to the Stadium when when you marry a guy who doesn’t enjoy rugby?

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.06.08 13:24:27 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 66) : tch!

  • Comment 67, posted at 20.06.08 13:25:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • erm… where does he say he is glad he turned down white’s ‘offer’

    Frickin media and their sensationalism is to puke for..I blame the Americans and British media for this shit.

    In saying that just finished the book on seabiscuit and man did they suck stories form their thumbs back then already.

    After the book I am seriously considering changing my nick to Seabiscuit..what a horse.

  • Comment 68, posted at 20.06.08 14:30:58 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 39) History and rugby go hand in hand… a few coaches will be etched into the history books for eternity as absolute legends…

    One for the RWC 1995…

    One for winning 17 consecutive tests, the 1998 3 Nations and a number 1 world ranking…

    One for winning the 2004 3 Nations, IRB team of the year 2004, coach of the year 2004, RWC 2007, coach of the year 2007, IRB team of the year 2007 and Laureus Sports team of the year 2007… (what a fluke hey)

    No other way of painting when you look at the HISTORY books it’s evident that JW has indeed made history… perhaps you should take the blinkers off and show a bit more respect… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 69, posted at 21.06.08 03:47:10 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 69) : Respect for a 3rd force member… in your dreams… πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 70, posted at 21.06.08 09:41:10 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 70) : BTW, I had to take off the blinkers to see the truth… πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 71, posted at 21.06.08 09:42:08 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 71) :

    Oh no just as I suspected… sadly Charlie your true colours have shone through mate…

  • Comment 72, posted at 21.06.08 09:47:27 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 72) : I am glad to say that I would not respect someone who would rather see somebody fail in doing the right thing… πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 73, posted at 21.06.08 10:10:10 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 73) :

    The only 3rd force last year was the Watsons, Yeye’s, Stofiles et al… trying their damdest to soil the Bok name, and disrupt the entire squad’s World Cup campaign… fortunately we had a hero in Smit, JW and 29 others pulling together and collectively giving them the middle finger and bring the cup home for us fans… black, white. coloured…

    If you’re happy to put your name behind that force… by all means go ahead!

  • Comment 74, posted at 21.06.08 10:38:42 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • I think you too should just agree to disagree and rather go play outside in the sunshine for a bit πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 75, posted at 21.06.08 10:47:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) : What is sunshine? πŸ˜€

  • Comment 76, posted at 21.06.08 10:49:55 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 76) : typical. The Sevenoaks Summer Festival starts today πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 77, posted at 21.06.08 10:52:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) : 😐

  • Comment 78, posted at 21.06.08 11:37:48 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 78) :

    Ain’t no sunshine here either… lol… it’s freakin freezing and 8pm…

    Banter over… although Charlie and I do agree on one thing… and that’s Adi has it all to play for this 3N… Mossie won’t be back for a single game…

    Go Bokke…

  • Comment 79, posted at 21.06.08 12:02:38 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 79) :
    I hope everybody can see the class with which a WBHS Old Boy can close an argument.

    For the record, I believe that while we must move forward and give PDV all our support, we should never trivialise the great achievements attained by Jake.

  • Comment 80, posted at 21.06.08 13:16:37 by Big Fish Reply
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