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Danie Rossouw called up.

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 11 Aug 2008 at 07:52

The injuries that Jaque Fourie and Bakkies Botha suffered against Argentina have dashed Springbok coach Peter de Villiers’s plans to retain his squad of 22 for this week’s Tri-Nations rugby clash against New Zealand.

Liam Del Carme reports for Beeld that centre Fourie will miss the rest of the series because of a cheekbone injury.

Veteran lock forward Botha has a knee problem and the Blue Bulls’ versatile Danie Rossouw has already been called up, according to information received on Sunday.

De Villiers said after South Africa’s 63-9 victory here on Saturday that, depending on injuries, he would like to retain the same 22 for the Newlands match against the All Blacks.

“We have 22 players here and they all know they will be involved in the next Test,” De Villiers said.

However, when it became clear that two of them would not be available this week, he said, “We have suffered injuries and we will have to put some players on standby.”

It is unthinkable, however, that room would not have been made for flank Schalk Burger and wing Bryan Habana.

The two were not considered for the Mandela Tribute match but De Villiers gave the assurance last week, when the team was announced, that Burger and Habana would be recalled this week.

He even said the two could have played against Argentina but that they were omitted as a preventative measure.

The two will probably take over from Luke Watson and Jongi Nokwe this week.

As a result of the injuries to Fourie and Botha, the coach and the selectors will have to add two players to the squad.

Versatile Frans Steyn, who was not in the squad chosen for the match against Argentina, is likely to return in place of Fourie. Andries Bekker or Rossouw can take Botha’s place in the starting lineup.

Springbok team manager Andy Marinos said at the weekend that information about the seriousness of the injuries would be known on Monday.


  • Frans Steyn??? 👿

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.08.08 08:04:22 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    Who would you have on the bench then numnuts…

    Johan Muller definitely next in the queue… Matfield should have been dropped last weekend… if PDV ain’t going to be kicking for touch… and Victor continues to play on the wing with Watson… we don’t need him…

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.08.08 08:24:21 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Numnuts??? 🙄

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.08.08 08:37:30 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 3) :
    Ok, I guess you proved that that particular troetelnaam doesn’t apply to you, but the principle is sound – it would have to be Frans who gets called up. 😆

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.08.08 08:39:31 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • it’s Numbnuts you Numbnuts, not Numnuts! 😛

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.08.08 08:41:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 2) :

    There is a good argument for Fondse as well but he has limited experience.

    Matfield I am afraid (like many a captain before him) is being kept in the side coz he is the captain and for NO OTHER reason.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.08.08 08:42:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    Hold on. because he has been “appointed” captain, NOT becasue he IS the captain 👿

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.08.08 08:43:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Big Fish



  • Comment 8, posted at 11.08.08 08:47:59 by wpw Reply
  • I think Johan muller should have been called up.

    He has never played badly for the Boks. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.08.08 08:49:16 by wpw Reply
  • We need someone to get get stuck in at the rucks/mauls and not hang around in the backline like Matfield. 👿

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.08.08 08:50:19 by wpw Reply
  • KSA Shark

    Are we allowed to post articles written by PJLD’s favourite journo???

    I’ll give you a clue:

    ….. is a former Saru player and well-known rugby administrator.


  • Comment 11, posted at 11.08.08 08:52:03 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 11) :

    Someone Boshoff I think?

    it depends on the content NOT the author 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.08.08 08:53:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • It is not ‘political’ if that is what you referring to…

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.08.08 08:57:05 by wpw Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    IMO Kanko should have been replaced with Danie after his injury and now Muller moved in…

    I said before last week Matfield should have been dropped and Bakkies rested (if only the bench)… now Bakkies is gone… and MAtfield still a glorified wing…

    For those that are too easily memorised by ‘flash play’ go watch the first 30 minutes of the game again…

    @wpw (Comment 3) :

    “I wear woman’s underwear…” ring a bell ❓

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.08.08 08:59:30 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 13) :

    Then get it up!!!!!!!!!!!! 😛

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.08.08 08:59:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :mrgreen: bryce

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.08.08 09:20:20 by wpw Reply
  • Whats this crazy talk going here 🙂

    Replace Bakkies “The Brawler” with Johan “Jelly Baby” Muller. Nee man seuns. Thats replicating WeePees powder puff approach to tight five play. Danie will donner, or “enforce” as we euphamistically refer to thugishness, in the same manner as Bakkies. Good selection.

    As per me post on the other thread, Steyn is a similiar style player to Fourie so the natural replacement.

    3 Backs on the bench in: Du Preez, Steyn and Jantjies. All will provide strong impact in the 2nd 40 minutes.

    Drop Matfield – huh? Slightly off colour at the moment. Experience and match winning abilities of his calibre is invaluable. Likes of Matfield, Bakkies, Smith, Burger, Du Preez and Habs have to sink to scary depths before even contemplating dropping them. They are the pillars of the team.

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.08.08 09:55:36 by saffa_bok Reply

  • @saffa_bok (Comment 17) : Agreed iro Danie, but Matfield is no captain I am sorry! Pick JDV as captain, and then maybe Matfield will feel threatened and actually catch a ball and do what a Forward is meant to do! If you look at the bakkies Matfield combo its actually Bakkies who does the important work, its a pity it is him that is injured, Bekker is more than able to take Matfield’s place imo!

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.08.08 13:42:00 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • I don’t feel to bad about the rossouw thing, we need another big guy to replace Bakkies and I always thought Danie place better as a lock than a flank, I still feel bad for Muller though, he is such a solid player.

    It’s sad that Jacques just can’t get a break, but Steyn will provide good cover for the whole back line.

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.08.08 14:16:00 by Letgo Reply
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  • @saffa_bok (Comment 17) :

    Hey saffa my ou…how you doing….been a LONG time!??!
    Still in UK?

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.08.08 14:31:52 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Letgo (Comment 19) : Jacque certainly did get a break 😉

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.08.08 14:34:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Funny, 😆

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.08.08 14:42:43 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 22) : Twisted funny. 😈 🙂 😆

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.08.08 14:51:20 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @saffa_bok (Comment 17) :

    Agree with your post…

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.08.08 14:57:56 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 24) : You must be fighting one ###### hangover for getting going ever so slowly!! 😀

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.08.08 15:00:08 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • Johann Muller would be the logical replacement for injured Bakkies.
    Pakslae is definitely an Eighthman though nowadays Ludeke uses him at lock when the two Boks stalwarts are on international duties

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.08.08 17:05:59 by Die Jood Reply

    Die Jood
  • @Die Jood (Comment 26) : it seems that Muller himself may have picked up an injury. Hope it isn’t too serious

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.08.08 17:11:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :
    I hope so.
    Good luck to him.
    He’s a very very good lock.
    Also a very very good captain.
    I write the above, although I am not a Sharks supporter… 😛

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.08.08 17:59:05 by Die Jood Reply

    Die Jood
  • @saffa_bok (Comment 17) :

    I see Mark Andrews and 365 agree with me…

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.08.08 18:10:29 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @Die Jood (Comment 28) : we’ll “convert” you 🙂

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.08.08 19:26:14 by robdylan Reply
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