Raubenheimer starts, Deysel on the bench

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 3 Nov 2009 at 14:48
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Griquas flank Davon Raubenheimer has been elevated to the Springbok XV starting lineup for Friday night’s clash with Leicester.

Since Pierre Spies was forced to withdraw from the tour squad, Heinrich Brüssow has been added to the group of fifteen who will leave SA a few days later – a clear indication that he will now start the test against France. Spies’s tour replacement, Jean Deysel, will now wear the number 19 shirt against Leicester. Raubenheimer will play at blindside flank, with the versatile Dewald Potgieter moving over to the openside.

Ryan Kankowski looks to be the real beneficiary of Spies’s withdrawal as he will now start the first test in the number 8 jersey. Schalk Burger will retain the number 7 shirt he won when replacing the injured Juan Smith for the final Tri-Nations test. There is no real indication at this stage about who will cover loose forward of the bench for that game, so the four guys in the squad for Friday’s game have plenty to play for.

Revised Springbok team: 1 Gurthro Steenkamp, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle (Captain), 3 Jannie du Plessis, 4 Danie Rossouw, 5 Andries Bekker, 6 Dewald Potgieter, 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 8 Ashley Johnson, 9 Heini Adams, 10 Ruan Pienaar, 11 Jongi Nokwe, 12 Wynand Olivier, 13 Juan de Jongh, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 15 Earl Rose. Reserves: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Heinke van der Merwe, 18 Alistair Hargreaves, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Francois Hougaard, 21 Meyer Bosman, 22 Riaan Viljoen.


  • Groovy baby.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.11.09 14:57:26 by McLovin Reply
  • Deysel should make an impact coming off the bench. I just hope that these guys gel. Most of them have not played together and they have not had alot of time to practice. Good luck guys!

    Glad to see sanity prevailed and Brussow’s back in for the tests thou.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.11.09 15:00:11 by LandShark Reply
  • Does this mean that PdV really wanted to drop Brussow for the first test???? 😯

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.11.09 15:03:57 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : Possibly. I seems Mr de Villiers wants to try out an experiment or two on this tour.

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.11.09 15:06:56 by McLovin Reply

  • Sadly, for Jean Deysel anyway, the loose forward bench spot for the French test will probably go to Danie Rossouw, with Andries Bekker covering lock and wing. Let’s hope Wolla makes a big impact off the bench and displaces Bekker. I shudder to think of the damage Deysel, Bakkies, Schalk, Spies and Bismarck could do if all were on the field at once. You’d have a lot of broken Frenchmen.

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.11.09 18:57:42 by MerckZ Reply

  • @MerckZ (Comment 5) : spies is unlikely to be there 🙂

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.11.09 01:37:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • pdv indicated that he spoke to some players about resting them for this tour considering how much rugby they have played this year & they refused and said they wanted to be part of this team. Who were those players? Who would pdv have replaced them with? To be honest none of us know what is going on in pdv’s head so all this speculation about whether brussow would’ve been dropped from the Test team is nothing but good old south african whining!

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.11.09 07:10:54 by quota Reply

  • @quota (Comment 7) :

    Do you blame those players?? They each earn 75K per test match. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.11.09 07:23:34 by wpw Reply
  • Just saw on another site that Willem Alberts and Louis Ludik have deen chosen in the Lions super 14 squad for 2010. 😯 Alberts already training with them, Ludik still injured??? What is the progress on this? Looking at their squad, they are going to be a bit more dangerous than just going for pizza and beer and return home with 5 points……. 😯

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.11.09 08:12:15 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @SharksRTB (Comment 9) :

    Saw that as well – Lions way of saying they are not gonna ket this go without a fight?? 😆

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.11.09 08:20:42 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • I hope Kanko makes the most of his chnaces here and I still dont get that Alistair got the nod ahead of Sykes..that is just Phsyco…

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.11.09 08:24:41 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 11) : Actually I am very happy 🙂 Not for Sykes of course. I was kind of hoping that only Bulls and WP players would be chosen for this tour, leaving our players to rest and get ready for S14! So them leaving our best lock at home to rest and not risk injury, just makes me that much happier 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.11.09 08:28:06 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • I see there is a lot of bitching an moaning in the papers re the CC Final. The assistant refs who missed a lot of calls – especially the one on the one side…

    I know using the TV refs might take up a lot of time, but what a bout using them extensively in a Final perhaps? (Okay – this is me actually looking for some opinions here…okay – or suggestions….MORNE???

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.11.09 08:30:28 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 12) :

    Maybe you are right, but I bet you HE does not feel that way!

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.11.09 08:33:02 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 14) : Shame I am sure you are right. I must be a player’s worst fan, ’cause I care more for the Shark’s cause than the SB! 😳

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.11.09 08:36:38 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 13) : I agree with you the TMO should be mandatory for tries imo. Go to Suparugby dot com, they have all the bad calls by Kaplan photographically set out! And what I cannot get my mind off is in his pre-match interview Kaplan stated that Ludeke and he were Best of friends. Now I am not insinuating that he consciously blew the game badly, but its difficult not to be more lenient towards your big friend. I know ’cause I was my best freind’s supervisor for a while and was extremely relieved when she moved section.

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.11.09 08:40:07 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 15) :

    Nothin wrong with having their best interest at heart… 😉

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.11.09 08:41:03 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 16) :

    Defnitely would not have waisted too much time – it was easy to spot that forward pass by Rugby Player of the Year..

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.11.09 08:46:12 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @robdylan I know Spies won’t be there, but speaking hypothetically, those are some of the hardest men in SA rugby. They’d do some damage.

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.11.09 08:50:41 by MerckZ Reply

  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 18) : Exactly! I was watching the match with my son’s new girl friend’s parents, huge Cheetah supporters, they were furious. and the second try by Habana, he was infront of the kicker that too was a try that should not have been allowed!

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.11.09 08:53:28 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 20) :

    I saw someone moaned about that as well. Missed some of the action for few seconds..

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.11.09 09:04:44 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 21) : Good girl…fetching drinks for your husband and his friends and missing some of the action through your good deeds. 😈

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.11.09 09:23:56 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 22) : 😈

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.11.09 09:37:02 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 22) :

    Yeahh…right….away on chick weekend,fetching drinks for me and my mates and hitting a few shooters – so you can harldy look while your head is tilted back.. 🙄 😆

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.11.09 09:45:37 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 24) : 😆 😆 You can never get a good woman down :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.11.09 09:48:07 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 25) :


  • Comment 26, posted at 04.11.09 09:54:08 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • From memory most of the ‘dodgy’ calls in the final were marginal imo. And the home team always gets the benefit from 50/50 calls.

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.11.09 09:59:45 by McLovin Reply

  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 15) :
    I’m with you on this one, especially for this end of year tour which in all henesty is a nothing tour and even more so in the year of a Lions tour. Send a development side, which is what PDivvy has half done but our Boks are frazzled and need the rest. Seems they crave the bucks and recognition even more though.

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.11.09 10:13:33 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 27) :

    Marginal or not…forward is forward…I doubt if they would award a try if he placed it marginally short, or allow play to continue if someone catches a kick and his foot is marginally on the touch line… ❓

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.11.09 10:14:33 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 29) : I agree, forward is forward. You win some you lose some.

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.11.09 10:20:56 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 30) :

    Agree agreee…whats happening to this place?? Dont anyone fight anymore??? 😆

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.11.09 10:31:59 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 31) : I’m not really a fighter. Too lazy. All I want is world peace. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.11.09 10:37:25 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 32) :

    I’ll give you a piece of my mind?? 😈

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.11.09 10:42:50 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 33) : What’s on your mind? I’m listening. 😀

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.11.09 10:46:27 by McLovin Reply

  • So Charmaine also bedded Joost. If it’s not Stief it’s Juiced. 🙄

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.11.09 10:47:52 by McLovin Reply

  • Maybe she (Charmaine) also wants to write a book. The Joost chapter can be ‘How low can you go’. 😉

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.11.09 10:49:40 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 35) : @McLovin (Comment 36) :

    This thing is getting out of hand …Charmaine is in a relationship now with Corrie Sanders – everyone new she had nooky with Juiced – so what? As if the world is really interested anymore..

    That is just a very Kommin thing she did..almost seems like she wants to brag about it…

    Title: My Ups and Downs, by Charmaine Weaver Gale… 😆

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.11.09 10:56:48 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 37) : 😆 Excellent title.

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.11.09 10:58:03 by McLovin Reply

  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 37) : Bragging about pomping another woman’s husband whilst the wife is pregnant. Very kommin indeed. Seems she a bit jealous at missing out on some attention. 🙄

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.11.09 11:00:05 by McLovin Reply

  • Leicester – 15 Scott Hamilton, 14 Lucas Amorosino, 13 Andy Forsyth, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Johne Murphy, 10 Aaron Mauger (c), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Brett Deacon, 7 Ben Pienaar, 6 Geoff Parling, 5 Ben Kay, 4 Calum Green, 3 Martin Castrogiovanni, 2 Mefin Davies,1 Marcos Ayerza.
    Subs: 16 George Chuter, 17 Dan Cole, 18 Tom Armes, 19 Dan Hemingway, 20 James Grindal, 21 Greig Tonks, 22 Lote Tuqiri.

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.11.09 16:34:09 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 40) : that’s almost a second string team im guessing coz they have a premiership game on sunday

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.11.09 16:36:22 by war1 Reply
  • Friday’s game is a 24,000 sell-out. Live coverage is being shown on Sky Sports 2.

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.11.09 16:36:22 by McLovin Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 41) : And Eng v Aus on Saturday.

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.11.09 16:37:30 by McLovin Reply

  • Richard Blaze, Harry Ellis, Toby Flood, Geordan Murphy, Billy Twelvetrees, Sam Vesty and Ben Woods are ruled out by injury.

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.11.09 16:37:58 by McLovin Reply

  • 5 Leicester players in the Eng side to play Aus.

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.11.09 16:41:29 by McLovin Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 41) : Probably closer to 3rd string.

    So the Boks better win and win well.

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.11.09 16:44:07 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 46) : yeah, new combinations in unfamiliar conditions, i wont be surprised if they struggle to beat this lot

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.11.09 16:49:10 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 47) : ya – i also think it will be very far from perfect but boks should do the job

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.11.09 17:02:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • it’s 5 pm and I am already at home – feels weird :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.11.09 17:05:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 40) : Pienaar v Mauger. That’ll be interesting

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.11.09 17:09:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 47) : True, but Leicester are playing with quite a few youngsters. Both their centres are ‘youth’ players. If they can’t beat this lot they might as well come home. But you’re right will probably not be a run away victory.

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.11.09 17:32:51 by McLovin Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : Yip, but Mauger getting on in years now. My money is on Pienaar.

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.11.09 17:36:43 by McLovin Reply

  • One thing’s for sure. There will be a Pienaar in the winning team.

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.11.09 17:37:46 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 53) : who is the other Pienaar? Never heard of him

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.11.09 17:42:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : No idea. Think he’s also a youngster.

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.11.09 17:44:14 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 55) :

    Full name: Benjamin Pienaar
    Date of birth 10 September 1986 (1986-09-10) (age 23)
    Place of birth: Virginia, Free State,South Africa
    Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
    Weight: 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
    School: Gresham’s

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.11.09 17:45:31 by McLovin Reply

  • 23, so maybe not that young.

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.11.09 17:46:16 by McLovin Reply

  • About 7k a year for that school he went to.

    Almost 25k a year if you’re a boarder. 😯

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.11.09 17:52:24 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 58) : 7k for the little one. Senior 18k. 😯

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.11.09 17:53:33 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 59) : is that £

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.11.09 18:07:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : oh yes.

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.11.09 18:22:40 by McLovin Reply


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