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Grant unruffled by rumours

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark Β©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 29 Jul 2008 at 23:08

Peter Grant won’t be thrown out of his stride by rumours that Ruan Pienaar will be South Africa’s flyhalf for the Test match against Argentina in Johannesburg on August 9.

“My chance will come. Everyone has to carry the tackle bags from time to time,” the Western Province pivot said here on Tuesday.

Stephen Nell writes in Die Burger that Grant started the season as South Africa’s second-choice flyhalf, with Butch James the man in the seat. But then Frans Steyn was selected at flyhalf for a Test against Italy when James was given a rest.

Now, after James’s disappointing form in New Zealand and Australia, it seems Pienaar is the next man on the selectors’ list.

Grant is as unruffled about the speculations as he was when he turned out for the Stormers in the Super 14 early this season.

“Ruan and Frans are both talented players. If the coaches want to try out certain combinations there must be valid reasons,” he said.

Grant has only positive opinions about James. “I think Butch has been very good in the Tri-Nations series and against Wales earlier this year.

“It is only a matter of hanging in. The game time I was given in the Super 14 might have made me forget how the guys feel who are sitting on the bench.

“It’s hard to get off the bench because one often does not have enough time to make things happen,” Grant said.

“I could have spoken to (Springbok coach) Peter de Villiers at any time if I wanted to because he promotes open relations. But I did not feel it was necessary because I know where I stand.”

Grant had some game time as impact player in the first Test against Wales, and also against Italy and Australia.


  • He seems to have a very good attitude. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.07.08 10:42:37 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
  • He does doesn’t he?

    Now compare his attitude to Butch who according to KEO wants to retire because of his lack of form. 😯

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.07.08 11:01:00 by wpw Reply
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 1) :

    Must be his Natal roots showing through.

    certainly doesn’t seem like your average WP attitude πŸ˜›

    (KSA Runs and hides)

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.07.08 11:12:34 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

    KSA Shark Β©
  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 3) : Ja right. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.07.08 11:18:25 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • KSA Shark

    Since when does KSA Shark refer to KSA Shark in the 3rd person??? 😯

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.07.08 11:21:32 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    I just wanted to make sure you didn’t think I was refering to WP players when I said (runs and hides). πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.07.08 11:32:59 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

    KSA Shark Β©
  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 6) : I see how we could’ve made that mistake. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.07.08 11:37:28 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!
  • Good attitude Grant…

    Good on you!??!

    Hang in there…you will get your chance…

    Unless Andre starts playing again….LoL

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.07.08 12:06:31 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 8) :

    no my arse is to big to Play Flyhalf these days πŸ™„

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.07.08 12:09:25 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

    KSA Shark Β©
  • πŸ˜†

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.07.08 12:31:01 by PJLD Reply
  • πŸ˜†
    But we all know you never had a 0 after your 1

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.07.08 12:34:25 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 11) :


    I was actually 10 – 1, but from my mouth that should always have been pretty clear πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.07.08 12:45:40 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

    KSA Shark Β©
  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 12) :


  • Comment 13, posted at 30.07.08 12:50:33 by Hmmm Reply

  • According to Voldy, Grant’s injured and out of the Tri-nations.

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.07.08 13:15:34 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • Not that he was really in the tri-nations.

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.07.08 13:16:07 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • I just put up a thread now rachel…

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.07.08 13:16:47 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 16) : You guys are on the ball. 😎

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.07.08 13:18:01 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply


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