Floors ban hands Nel Cheetahs swansong

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news on 9 Jul 2008 at 09:16

Kabamba Floors’s season took another dive on Tuesday when the Springbok loose forward was omitted, for disciplinary reasons, from the Cheetahs rugby squad.

Pieter Jordaan reports for News24.

The Currie Cup champions play the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday but Floors won’t travel to Pretoria.

He has been suspended for one match for, according to information received, missing the team’s flight home from Cape Town last weekend.

Floors was also dropped from the Cheetahs’ Super 14 squad earlier this year. It was said then that he was unable, for personal reasons, to attend all team practices.

Unhappy about the limited game time he received at the Cheetahs, he later decided to make himself available for the SA Sevens squad instead.

Now it seems he missed the team’s flight to Bloemfontein after last week’s match against Western Province.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské confirmed on Tuesday that Floors had been suspended for one match.

“We handled the matter internally and I had a long discussion with him,” Drotské said. “We know where we stand with each other.

“He has been punished in the same way as any other player. What goes for one goes for all.”

Darron Nell, who leaves for France next week to play for Castres, will take Floors’s place among the substitutes on Saturday.

The Cheetahs will again be without their leading playmaker. Centre Meyer Bosman still has a hamstring problem and will also miss the match at Loftus.

Hendrik Meyer and JW Jonker will again man the midfield, with Robert Ebersohn on the bench.

Drotské said after last week’s match at a drenched Newlands that Bosman’s absence had been a major setback. His kicking could have made a big difference.

However, tighthead props Kobus Calldo and Phillip Lemmer have recovered from their calf-muscle injuries. They will be fit to play on Saturday.

Flyhalf Chris Rossouw caused some consternation during training on Tuesday when he experienced some discomfort from a hamstring. He took no further part in the session but he is expected to be fit for the Loftus clash.

Tewis de Bruyn trained at flyhalf after Rossouw had left the field.

The Cheetahs team: Bevin Fortuin, Eddie Fredericks, JW Jonker, Hendrik Meyer, Jongi Nokwe, Chris Rossouw, Neil Powell, Schalk van der Merwe, Hendro Scholtz (capt), Heinrich Brüssow, Barend Pieterse, Flip van der Merwe, Kobus Calldo, Adriaan Strauss, Wian du Preez.

Replacements: Jaco du Toit, Phillip Lemmer, David de Villiers, Darron Nel, Tewis de Bruyn, Robert Ebersohn and Fabian Juries.


  • Aai Karamba…

    I think it is time to move to another province…

    From CC and Players player of the Year in 2006 to warming the bench at the Cheaters. Eish!!! 😯

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.07.08 09:44:20 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 1) : was thinking that.

    We wouldn’t want him, though… in Botes, Daniel and Skollie, we already have three players that are very similar.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.07.08 09:50:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • How do you miss a flight when travelling in a large group, where presumably everything is organised for you?

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.07.08 09:53:22 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Who else is there???

    The Lions??? NOOIT! I doubt he will fit in well there…

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.07.08 09:54:03 by wpw Reply
  • But then again don’t blame him for wanting to spend more time in Cape Town than return to Bloem.

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.07.08 09:54:32 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 3) :
    You slip away, which makes his behaviour even more suspect.
    I cant imagine any other major union will be willing to take the chance with him now that he has built up a reputation.

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.07.08 10:40:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • This does not reflect well on his character.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.07.08 10:55:55 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 7) : no

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.07.08 10:56:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • I don’t understand his behaviour…

    If it is true, i find it strange as he hasn’t had problems with discipline in the past.

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.07.08 11:02:55 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 9) :

    No Discipline problems but certainly a personality clash with the cheetahs management (read Drotske). Cast your mind back to the war of words when he decided to play Bok 7’s ahead of S14.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.07.08 11:47:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Yes KSA, i remember that.

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.07.08 12:04:28 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 4) :

    Hey…we have the best loosies in the game…

    He will never come in for Baywatch or Roland…(the smaller fetcher roles)..
    And we play the big no 8 game (Joe and Alberts) who he wont lift either…

    And then that leaves us with Joubert and Franco (big ball carrying loosie) which Karamba aint…

    So I am afraid he will be wasted there too…

    So I think WP…but did he not make himself available for WP and they decided they don’t need him?

    So maybe he should consider a Boland/Valke/Griekwas trip….I think he will do very well at Griekwas where he will play half his games on that very hard dry pitch which should suit his game….

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.07.08 12:49:45 by Hmmm Reply

  • And yet your team remains hopeless…

    Let me rephrase that…

    They ARE K#K!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.07.08 13:19:01 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 13) :

    Yes cozz we don’t have a backline or a tight 5….
    We have a tight 1…

    We have 1/2 players that are good both the tight 5 and backline…but you need a team effort else that is gonna get you nowhere..
    And our players or soooooo inconsistent….we actually have a few good players in the backline but they never play well all at the same time….

    But that takes nothing away from the fact that we have the best loosies in the business….

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.07.08 13:27:08 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 14) : The Cheetah’s loosies are better. Duanne is a better 8 and Brussouw is a better 6.

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.07.08 14:10:10 by molly Reply
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  • Geez, just looked through the s14 Cheetah’s profiles and Hendrik Meyer is 108kg and 1.93m tall. Thats a big lad.
    Juan Smith is 107kg and 1.96m tall, not much difference in the two.

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.07.08 14:13:39 by molly Reply
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  • molly

    And yet Hendrik aint that great a player…

    Size doesn’t always matter… (as PJLD’s girlfriend always tell him) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.07.08 14:19:09 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 17) : yes, but maybe they should about making him a loosie, he’s big enough.

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.07.08 14:22:33 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 15) :

    Joe and Alberts are way better at 8 and Brusso is good but he is no Baywatch…

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.07.08 14:25:12 by Hmmm Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 17) :

    Ha-Ha-Ha….PJLD’s girlfriend….Ha-Ha-Ha

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.07.08 14:41:53 by Hmmm Reply

  • @molly (Comment 18) :

    But still as slow as a prop….
    And I have never seen him dominate anyone physically…
    I don’t think he has the balance to use his weight and possible power….

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.07.08 14:43:08 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 21) : surely this is something you can learn, he could be good for them. I have no idea how quick he is though, he’s usually shut down pretty quickly.

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.07.08 14:44:42 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 22) :

    I honestly don’t know on what basis is he making the Cheetahs side….

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.07.08 15:01:48 by Hmmm Reply


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