Wikus on his way

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super 14 on 18 Mar 2010 at 12:57

Former Springbok flanker Wikus van Heerden will be playing for the Lions for the rest of the Super 14

Saracens agreed to the request from the LionsΒ and Wikus has been released from his Saracens with immediate effect.

The Lions hope that van Heerdens presence will add some much needed grunt and order to a Lions team getting pumped on a weekly basis by everyone and their alcoholic uncle with a limp.

Saracens DOR thanked Van Heerden for his many outstanding appearances for the club and wished him and his family well


  • Good Luck Wikus, you are going to need it 😐

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.03.10 13:09:04 by JarsonX Reply
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  • They are going to need more than just Wikus

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.03.10 13:12:37 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Good luck πŸ˜‰ Wikus do your best πŸ™‚

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.03.10 13:12:48 by Charmaine Reply

  • Shame Wickus…rather run back to Sarries. You’re a great player don’t do this to yourself

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.03.10 13:19:11 by Pokkel Reply
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  • This is a huge positive for the lions! They lack genuine class in their team and wickus is the real deal

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.03.10 13:32:06 by zenrugby Reply

  • He must have signed the contract before the S14 kicked off.

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.03.10 13:34:45 by Loosehead Reply

  • Let’s hope we can build up enough of a buffer to still be above them in the log by the time we play them. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.03.10 13:40:49 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • We first believed Dick was the man to change the Lions team around, the Lions then convinced us ‘King’ Carlos will be the man…..2 cricket scores later and we’re expected to believe Wickus will change their fortunes around?

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.03.10 13:41:24 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Leaving one sinking ship for another ➑

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.03.10 13:45:14 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Wickus has perfected the art of the losing captain’s speech, so he’ll be fine πŸ˜†

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.03.10 13:46:46 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Lions probably need more than a miracle at this point.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.03.10 13:49:29 by lostfish Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 10) :


  • Comment 12, posted at 18.03.10 13:50:24 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 9) : the thing is I’d rather have our potential world cup boks playing back home,this is the first of quite a few returning soon- bj botha,cj vanderlinde and jean devilliers all confirmed as well.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.03.10 13:50:26 by zenrugby Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 8) :

    Make no mistake, Muir certainly changed the way they look, now he just needs decent personnel and his team will fire.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.03.10 13:51:27 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • surely Wickus will step in as captain of the side? Maybe Baywatch would be more effective if he doesn`t have to worry about captaincy issues?

    Could turn them around.

    Oh yeah, we still have to face them to avoid the SA wooden spoon and that Southern King Spear Merger 😯

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.03.10 14:03:48 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 14) : But he’s not able to achieve the impossible…which is what the Lions require.

    And drop Earl Rose…negative influence on the team.

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.03.10 14:07:50 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 16) :

    Agreed on both those thoughts,

    Muir is doing the right things though, he is bringing familiar GOOD faces back, I will not be at all surprised to see quite an influx to the Lions next season. Quite a few of these overseas players who want to come back will IMO end up there.

    What better chance of gametime could they ask for?

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.03.10 14:14:38 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 17) : They’ll definitely walk straight into the team, but not many players are keen to move to Jo’burg and drive to coke park everyday…it will take some tricky negotiating to convince any big guns to move there.

    They’ll have to throw a lot of money at them.

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.03.10 14:19:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) : I don’t think the Lions train at Coke Park every day.

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.03.10 14:22:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 19) : Can see that from their lack of game plan. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.03.10 14:38:53 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 20) : 😯 😈 πŸ˜†

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.03.10 14:44:00 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • At least the Lions wil have a 2011 bok in their sqaud now!

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.03.10 16:24:01 by Volstruis Reply

  • @Volstruis (Comment 22) : you can say that just don’t know if it will happen for the kings πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.03.10 16:28:42 by Charmaine Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 19) : Pokkel i’ve been wanting to say this as a joke that cc of yours are you going to give it back so we can take it when the cc starts aahhhh :mrgreen: πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.03.10 16:30:15 by Charmaine Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 17) : can I borrow your headphones? πŸ™‚

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.03.10 16:32:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Charmaine (Comment 23) : Hey dont say that rugby’s Chuck Norris (De Wet Barry)is on a comeback run πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.03.10 16:33:51 by Volstruis Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : aaahhh great headphones even if i must say that myself πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.03.10 16:34:16 by Charmaine Reply

  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 17) : @robdylan (Comment 25) : :mrgreen: Can I borrow your head??

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.03.10 16:34:58 by Volstruis Reply

  • @Volstruis (Comment 26) : :mrgreen: πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.03.10 16:37:17 by Charmaine Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) : Auto and General sponsorship to be taken over by Gautrain so they have transportation and the safety of their Range Rovers sorted???

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.03.10 16:50:20 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 30) : They will make a great team…..Both have been building over the past 5yrs, and neither are complete. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.03.10 16:54:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • i’d love to go back to the blogs in the early 2000s. when the blue bulls under heyneke meyer weree the whipping boys of super rugby & they ended up finishing the season having lost all their games. to think that Dick is in the same predicament (i’m in no way suggesting that Dick will pull of a rebuilding job like HM)…good luck Dick.

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.03.10 17:02:01 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 32) :
    The Lions results this year mean squat, next year they will mean a lot more and in 2012 Dick will be measured. I think, and hope, he will make the grade with flying colours.

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.03.10 17:15:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • At least Wikus can tackle (I think).

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.03.10 00:01:01 by MysticShark Reply
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