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Nokwe’s injury healing fast

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news on 2 Sep 2008 at 07:02

The ankle injury sustained by the Vodacom-Free State Cheetahs’ latest Springbok hero, Jongi Nokwe on Saturday, is not as serious as was initially thought.

Pieter Jordaan writes in Volksblad that while Nokwe’s injury means that he will not be considered for Saturday’s Currie Cup fixture against Western Province at Vodacom Park, he showed no obvious signs of discomfort on Monday as he supported his teammates from the sidelines during their practice session.

Nokwe said: “My ankle already feels much better than it did on Saturday. I still have some pain, but I can already walk properly. I will see the doctor again on Wednesday, because my ankle is still swollen, but it isn’t that serious and it’s actually more bruised than anything else.”

Groaned with pain

Nokwe became the first Springbok to score four tries in a Tri-Nations game on Saturday and is also the first player to score that number of tries against Australia.

The agile wing is also the first Free Stater to score four Test tries.

His first try came as early as the first half. When he went over for his fourth try in the second half, Nokwe groaned with pain in the goal area and grabbed his ankle.

Nokwe’s Cheetahs coach, Naka Drotske on Monday acknowledged that Nokwe will not be considered for the WP game, but will continue to play a part in the Cheetahs’ Currie Cup campaign.

Retain self-confidence

“His chances of playing are equal, but we’ve decided not to consider him for this weekend. We want him to feel positive about his own fitness and to retain his self-confidence of the weekend’s Test against Australia.

“We can rather select him again next week,” said Drotske.

Nokwe says he got a big fright at first when he sustained the injury, as it was precisely the same injury that kept him sidelined for a few months in 2006.

Nokwe joined the Cheetahs earlier this year after also having played for the Boland Cavaliers and the Stormers.


  • Good.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.09.08 07:41:26 by McLovin Reply
  • Good he’s not playing or Good that he is healing fast? 😉

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.09.08 07:59:34 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : That was about his first sip of coffee!! 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.09.08 08:06:22 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • Really a very tough challenge by WP.
    Go Cheetahs anyway…

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.09.08 09:16:07 by Die Jood Reply
    Die Jood
  • @Die Jood (Comment 4) : so you’re backing the Cheetahs in this game?

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.09.08 09:26:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Die Jood (Comment 4) :

    I can see why your AVATAR looks so shocked. You are a WP man, Why are you shouting for the Cheetahs?

    The Cheetahs have given up already and started making their excuses. Don’t you read their website?

    They are making comments like “The CC will be a bonus we are rebuilding” and “Cheetahs don’t need to worry about Bok comeback”, “it will be Cheetahs vs the Boks”

    Province by 8 – 20 depending on which Boks they use.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.09.08 09:29:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • On the bright side now that the Cheetahs have started buying players they will have to stop their whining about other provinces buying their players.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.09.08 09:30:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : I have been backing (Orange) Free State since my youthful days when we had players as Ras and Hugo et al.

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.09.08 09:33:18 by Die Jood Reply

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  • Province are being dumb. They can field an all-Bok backline and stuff the Cheetahs.

    9 Ricky 10 Pete 11 Conrad 12 Jean 13 Bobs 14 Chavs 15 Percy

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.09.08 09:34:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : I think to call someone a “WP man” is to offend people but not so much like to call someone a “Sharks man”…hehehehehehe…is it my fault or I am unable to see the smileys to pick?

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.09.08 09:37:47 by Die Jood Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : For us it’s better if they pick Conrad as fullback and the fijian on the wing. A more weakened backline for sure

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.09.08 09:39:54 by Die Jood Reply

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  • @Die Jood (Comment 10) : Forza Free State!

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.09.08 09:41:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Die Jood (Comment 10) :

    Must be your fault 😉 I can see them 🙂

    HOWEVER most people take no offence to being called supporters of the Sharks.

    Straight people take offence to being called Stormers 😛
    Intelligent people take offence to being called Bulls. 😛

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.09.08 09:43:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : You get it all this morning?

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.09.08 09:45:01 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 14) :

    It’s Ramadan, I have hunger pangs. 😆 Am hallucinating a little as well. 😉

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.09.08 09:46:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : Off course the healing… 😛

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.09.08 09:47:57 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 16) :

    yeah right!!!! 😆

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.09.08 09:49:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : Do the reataurants close over there during Ramadam?

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.09.08 09:49:55 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 18) :


    EVERYTHING closes
    Restaurants close.
    You get arrested for eating, smoking or chewing gum
    Radios Stations switch to pre-recorded elevator music.
    Office hours change, ours are usually 7:30 to 4:30 are now 9 to 3. Muslims are not allowed to work more than 6 hour days during the month.

    Notice the lack of smileys.

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.09.08 09:56:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) :

    But the cool thing is Shops stay open until 3 am every night 😎

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.09.08 09:57:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : ❓

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.09.08 09:57:28 by Die Jood Reply

    Die Jood
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : That’s rof. 😯 What about in your ‘neighbourhood’?

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.09.08 09:59:29 by McLovin Reply

  • @Die Jood (Comment 21) : See the 8the best centre in SA Rugby had quite a outstanding Test Season :mrgreen: You surely know your rugby 😉

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.09.08 10:02:53 by Charlie Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 22) :

    In our compounds the restaurants stay open becasue there are ONLY westerners there. but many of us work to far from “home” to go and have lunch there.

    In Bahrain (where alcohol is allowed) the Hotel Bars all close for the whole month of Ramadan. Day and Night. Bottle stores in Bahrain shut down for the month.

    The Sports clubs in Bahrain still sell alcohol in the evenings though but where as during the year anyone can go in, they will ONLY allow members during Ramadan.

    I was mentioning to a mate a while ago that a Muslim in the western world sacrifcies a LOT more than one in the middle east. The guy in the west has all this temptation around him that he has to resist. In the East there is no temptation and it is enforced by the police.

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.09.08 10:06:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Die Jood (Comment 21) : sorry – I understood there was a large Italian community on Bloem. Guess I was wrong.

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.09.08 10:07:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) : Interesting, thanks. Completely crazy imo off course, but always interesting to learn about other countries/cultures.

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.09.08 10:12:33 by McLovin Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : Don’t know Sir what is happening in Bloem. I think the largest should be in Cape Town. Anyway here we have some folks and families who came from Italy many years ago. One of those, the Masuts, are very good people and played also very good rugby here…very passionately 😆

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.09.08 10:40:57 by Die Jood Reply

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  • @Die Jood (Comment 27) : you sure know a lot more about Italians than your average Blingfonteiner 😉

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.09.08 10:58:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Die Jood (Comment 27) : Hey there Die Jood. I can tell you this much, WP supporters should keep a sharp watch on the Cheetahs. They may just get the surprise of their lives.

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.09.08 11:08:43 by Silver Fox Reply

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