Two Bulls sent home

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 8 Nov 2009 at 10:55
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Both Gurthrö Steenkamp and Malatse Ralepelle will return home from the Boks end-of-year tour, having picked up knee and foot injuries respectively in the defeat against Leicester.

Ralepelle, earmarked as the Boks’ midweek captain, only lasted 20 minutes before aggravating the injury which kept him out of the Currie Cup final – a pretty sure indication that the bloke shouldn’t have toured in the first place. I really wish that the Bok selectors would back off when it comes to Chilli – the poor kid needs to get back to full fitness and form before being selected for any further international duty. We all get that he’s the captain-elect, but he needs to be able to play a full game first!

Cheetahs hooker Adriaan Strauss will replace Chilli in the tour party and will in all likelihood feature in the match 22 against France this coming weekend. Provincial teammate Wian du Preez will replace Steenkamp, who endured a pretty average outing against fearsome Leicester tighthead Martin Castrogiovanni. Du Preez, considered by most to be the best scrummaging loosehead on display in the Currie Cup, will no doubt be afforded an opportunity to show what he can do against the hairy Italian when the Bok dirt trackers take on Italy later this month.


  • This nonsense about Chilli being the next captain needs to end.

    He only captained at U21 level and has since then been injured.

    He didn’t deserve to be part of the Bok squad this year and I think most people know it.

    How much rugby has he actually played in the last 3 years??

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.11.09 07:40:42 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 1) : how much good rugby did he play in the last 3 years

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.11.09 08:03:00 by willa Reply

  • @willa (Comment 2) : He was pushed too soon saru needed a black captain and he had all the attributes, however he was not allowed to develop and has been injured more often than not give his body a chance to heal and get stronger before throwing him in again, OR ELSE FACE THE CONSEQUENCES. It is as simple as that, this poor guy has gone backwards in the last two years because of this stupid policy!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.11.09 08:33:13 by Whindy Reply
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  • I see CJ has joined the squad.

    Does anyone know the broadcast times for this weeks matches? Supersport only run a couple of days in advance – stupid &^$&%$&%$

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.11.09 09:11:30 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 4) : I have no clue. Bloody French and Italian tests aren’t even on the F*CKING TELE here.

    I hate Murdoch and Sky. HATE HATE HATE

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.11.09 10:16:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 4) : 9.45pm

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.11.09 10:24:16 by Baldrick Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 6) : SA time. SA Rugby has the fixtures:

    (I was checking myself, so timing was right. Is that Serendipity?)

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.11.09 10:25:45 by Baldrick Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 7) : how’s things at home, Baldy? Coping?

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.11.09 11:00:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 6) : Thanks

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.11.09 11:11:00 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • French side announced
    France: 15 Damien Traille, 14 Vincent Clerc, 13 Yann David, 12 Maxime Mermoz, 11 Cedric Heymans, 10 Francois Trinh-Duc, 9 Julien Dupuy, 8 Louis Picamoles, 7 Imanol Harinordoquy, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (captain), 5 Romain Millo-Chluski, 4 Lionel Nallet, 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 William Servat, 1 Fabien Barcella
    Replacements: 16 Dimitri Szarzewski, 17 Sylvain Marconnet, 18 Sebastien Chabal, 19 Julien Bonnaire, 20 Morgan Parra, 21 David Marty, 22 Maxime Medard.

    Pack will come in about 18 kg heavier than us so subs better be awake
    cos in the end that wieght difference will tell

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Yeah right 😥

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.11.09 12:50:44 by Baldrick Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 11) : much harder with 2, innit?

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Say it ain’t so. 😥

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.11.09 13:56:45 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : sorry pal

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