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Cheetahs coach: Valke are spectacular

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 24 Jul 2008 at 07:46

The Falcons won’t depart from their brand of spectacular rugby when they play the Cheetahs in a Currie Cup match here on Friday evening.

That, at least, is what assistant Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie predicts.

“I know their coach (Rudy Joubert) and that’s the way he believes rugby should be played,” Fourie said here on Wednesday.

Pieter Jordaan writes in Volksblad that the Falcons have concentrated on playing running rugby this season and produced some delightful attacks when they beat Western Province at Brakpan last Friday night.

The Cheetahs, in beating the Sharks the next day, played conservatively in the first half and then switched to their usual brand of action rugby.

Fourie feels the Cheetahs will have to retain maximum discipline on defence when they take on the adventurous Falcons.

“Their skills and handling are outstanding. They were a little unlucky against the Lions and the Sharks but they beat WP. They are really playing well,” he said.

The Cheetahs, striving to win the Currie Cup for the third consecutive year, regained some of the traditional flair among their backs when they beat the Sharks.

Flyhalf Chris Rossouw is expected to be given free reign again on Friday night to spin the ball during the second half. This should enable replacements Fabian Juries and Wilton Pietersen to show off their attacking talents.

“We really needed the win over the Sharks,” Fourie said. “We beat Griquas and the Lions but we did not really play good rugby against them.

“Against the Sharks, things worked well in the second half. Scoring tries is good for the confidence.”

The Falcons have had to replace wing Johan Swart, who has been suspended for one match for a spear tackle on a WP player.

Nicky Kritzinger, who was at fullback last week, moves to the wing and Riaan Smit takes over at fullback.

Joubert has also made a change to his front row, bringing in Gavin Whittingham for Frik Venter.


  • Amazing what some exciting Rugby can do for your press coverage.

    How many articles were there about the valke last season and how many of us bothered reading them?

    GO VALKE!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.07.08 08:04:21 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Good luck Valke

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.07.08 08:16:36 by H.O. Reply
  • @H.O. (Comment 2) :

    morning HO. You are awake early 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.07.08 08:20:24 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • In fact they are so spectacular, they are 3rd from bottom on the log.

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.07.08 09:50:25 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 4) :

    But only 1 point behind your team 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.07.08 09:54:09 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Bloemfontein – One of America’s most-popular reality TV programmes, The Bachelor, has approached South African swimming hero and Bloemfontein’s most-eligible bachelor, Ryk Neethling, 30, to take part in the series.

    The programme’s premise is that a bachelor is given the opportunity to choose the best possible candidate from a group of young woman with the hope of forming a long-term relationship.

    But Olympic gold is more seductive than Hollywood’s glitter and Ryk turned down the offer.

    The filming of the series will begin in the US in September.

    Ryk said he was not prepared to return to the US after the Olympic Games in Beijing.

    “I just want to go back to South Africa after the Games,” he said.

    Bring your flippers, Rykie…I’ll build you a swimming pool right next to the tv where i am watchin rugby.. 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.07.08 09:58:09 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : 1 point, 100 points. They’re still below us. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.07.08 10:00:34 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 6) : If I shave off all my upper body hair I look just like Ryk. 😉

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.07.08 10:01:25 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 8) :

    You mean you were not conceived…you were knitted?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.07.08 10:04:38 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 7) :

    hey look on the bright side………if they are spectacular then you guys must be even better 😆 OR NOT!!!!!!!!! 😳

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.07.08 10:09:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 9) : I’m about a 13 tog. 😳

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.07.08 10:17:37 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: So you equal to a goosedwon duvet! Well – sure it helps in the UK winters.. 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.07.08 10:33:19 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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