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Boland team not being Dollie’d up

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 24 Jul 2008 at 07:34

Isma-eel Dollie has gone from the Springbok training squad to club rugby. The talented young flyhalf is now expected to turn out for the Oasis SK-Walmers club this weekend.

Adnaan Mohamed writes in Die Burger that Dollie was available to play for Boland in the Currie Cup match against Western Province at Newlands but the Cavaliers have retained Elgar Watts at No 10.

The former SA Under-21 player was in the national training squad early this season and played in the Emerging Springboks team that won the Nations Cup in Romania.

However, he failed to get into the WP team for the Currie Cup competition. He was among the substitutes for three matches without getting any game time.

With Springbok Peter Grant, Willem de Waal and Naas Olivier at the front of the queue in the WP squad, the 23-year-old Dollie was released to play for Boland, where he enjoyed some success last year.

He started training at Wellington but the Cavaliers did not select him for the match against the Blue Bulls, which they lost last week.

Outstanding playmaker

And on Wednesday he was also overlooked for the match against his WP team-mates.

Boland coach Deon Davids said on Monday he would consider Dollie for the Newlands match, describing him as an outstanding playmaker, ball distributor and tactical kicker.

On Wednesday, Dollie was informed that he had not been included in Boland’s 22 for the match against their neighbours.

It is now likely that Dollie will have a run for his club on Saturday.

It appears the Boland selectors did not even include Dollie among the substitutes because they feared he might be exposed to unnecessary pressure. Neil Papier and Stefan Basson can play at flyhalf if needed.

The Boland team: Justin Peach, John Daniels, Deon Scholtz, Kobus Meintjies, Renfred Dazel, Elgar Watts, Marnus Hugo, Dries van Schalkwyk, Henley du Plessis (capt), Zolani Mofu, Bradley Mockford, Frikkie Spies, WP Nel, Pieter Wium, Jean Basson.

Substitutes: Clemen Lewis, Janro van Niekerk, Jacobie Adriaanse, Frankie Horne, Whalied Heyns, Neil Papier, Stefan Basson.


  • Dollie has every right to feel miffed IMO.

    1st WP say they won’t release him, then once Boland have a settled team WP decide to release him when he won’t be used.

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.07.08 07:59:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Do you think Adnaan and Ashfak are related?

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.07.08 08:06:58 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 2) :

    😀 Hopefully not.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.07.08 08:09:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :
    Sharks shoulr recruit him – definitely better than Monty and co. 🙄

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.07.08 08:27:18 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 4) :

    I think he will do well there but fear that WHEREVER he goes he will only be seen as a back-up 10 because of his size.

    The problem is that we will never know if the hype is justified until we see him against top opposition. (bit of a catch 22) 🙁

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.07.08 08:32:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Thing is ,he probably won’t even get a start at Kloof.They rate their incumbent better than Ish.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.07.08 08:33:05 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 6) :

    Kloof? Is that the K in SK Walmers?

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.07.08 08:37:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Correct

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.07.08 08:39:42 by PJLD Reply
  • “It appears the Boland selectors did not even include Dollie among the substitutes because they feared he might be exposed to unnecessary pressure”

    Ah yes double-speak…

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.07.08 08:42:18 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Oh hectic… Adnaan is the chap who had that fight with JW in a pub, something about “negative reporting”… Him and Ashfak must be related.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.07.08 08:44:33 by molly Reply
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  • Size definitely counts against him. And maybe he’s just not that good. 😈

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.07.08 09:48:07 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 11) :

    Was talking to a guy while on holiday in SA and we both came to the conclusion that the days of “hide-away” flyhalves are long gone. The Game has changed to much to have small non-physical fly-halves.

    You need big strong James style flyhalves.

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.07.08 09:52:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • If Russell couldn’t make it, then I reckon Dollie doesn’t stand a chance.

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.07.08 09:57:31 by molly Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : Very true. Centres are as big as loose forwards these days. And the flyhalf is just to close to the action to be a lightweight midget.

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.07.08 10:04:32 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Cant understand why he havent take Phil Pretorius invitation to play for SWD. Now another talented 10 , Ricardo Croy took that one.

    The same old same with 9s & Delport. I was waiting a long time for this to happen. The Bokke have Bolla & Januarie, then this young talented players like Duvenhage (Paarl Gim), Marnus Hugo (Paarl Gim), Conrad Hoffmann(Paarl Boishai) & Siegelaar (Paul Roos) start get to the top.

    This make buys like Brown, Willem & Januarie a bit of a joke but the Stormers are in need of experiense players to get the balance right.

    Trust me one bad game from Bolla and he is out.

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.07.08 10:24:52 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Dont know what happen to Human but happy to see the Klawer & Gimmie fatty Adriaanse on the bench.

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.07.08 10:28:33 by PaarlBok Reply

  • lol. There are only two people in the world that rate Dollie – PdV and our very own wpw…

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.07.08 11:30:58 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 17) :

    I reserve judgement on the guy ontil we see him play in a topgrade match

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.07.08 11:40:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 17) : Are that the same coach PDV that made history against the All Blacks 🙄

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.07.08 11:45:27 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 19) :

    Vinnie wasn’t questioning PDV’s abilities he was making a comment 🙄

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.07.08 11:48:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 19) :

    So because he beat the All Blacks he can never make a mistake?

    If he’s so bloody sure about Dollie why did he cut him from the squad?

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.07.08 13:12:14 by VinChainSaw Reply

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