Fourie Du Preez out for the season

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Springboks, Tri Nations on 3 Jun 2010 at 09:34
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Blue Bulls and Springbok scrumhalf Fourie Du Preez is about to undergo surgery that will rule him out of the entire international season.

Du Preez, rated as the number 1 scrumhalf in the world has been battling with a shoulder injury for quite some time but has been able to bite the bullet and still put in some masterful performances for the Bulls during the Super 14 but according to Blue Bulls team doctor a specialist has recommended that immediate action be taken.

What started out as a niggle has developed intoΒ a tear in the players shoulder muscle.With the Springboks looking to defend their WC title now would be the perfect time to have the surgery and allow the player to get some much needed rest.

The other positive is that allows Peter De Villiers to blood a scrumhalf during the Tri Nations, the immensely talented and massively mulleted Francois Hougaard may be the person to benefit the most from this occurrence.Lets just hope he can step up.


  • A blessing in disguise maybe??? At least one pivotal player that will be well rested come RWC 2011

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.06.10 09:43:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Poor player management by the Bulls. I hope Snorre has a word with Ludacris about this. It`s clear they placed their own interests above that of SA in this case.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.06.10 09:43:49 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 2) : Snorre also played him while he was injured so he can’t be pointing fingers.

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.06.10 09:49:38 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : @Original Pierre (Comment 2) :

    Can you guys show some respect.

    It is Snor, not Snorre!! πŸ™„ 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.06.10 09:51:33 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 4) : He’s got plenty more snor than I’ll ever have. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.06.10 09:58:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 5) :

    Sies man!!

    I don’t want bad visuals!!

    Ek wil niks te doen het met jou ‘bikini wax’ nie!! πŸ˜†

    Wiedjy!! πŸ‘Ώ πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.06.10 10:03:53 by wpw Reply
  • Massive mullet! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.06.10 10:12:48 by Big Fish Reply
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  • 😯 HOUGAARD ❓ ❓ Are you crazy πŸ™„ ❓

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.06.10 10:25:10 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 8) :

    You do know that he is referring to Francois Hougaard?? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.06.10 10:26:22 by wpw Reply
  • GO RICKY !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.06.10 10:27:16 by Charlie Reply

  • Just because Province gave Hougaard a gap – to run straight through their entire team – during the final does not mean P-Divvy should be as generous! Even the Bulls stopped playing him in that position.

    If Cockott didn’t klap that lock in that S14 game he would be the obvious choice… then maybe Jano Vermaak

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.06.10 10:31:12 by SandTiger Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 9) : YES! Using any “Hougaard” would be crazy 😐 πŸ˜†

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.06.10 10:32:49 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 10) :
    Sorry..there is only one replacement for FduP and that is Ruan…give him Butch outside and we are back to the Sharks winning combo. Unfortunately, I think, Butch is getting close to his “sell by date” as far as the RWC is concerned.

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.06.10 10:35:14 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 12) :

    Have you been watching S14 this year??

    As much as I hate to admit it, he is one talented rugby player.

    He will be involved for the Boks for quite some time.

    Consider this, he has been VERY consistent on the wing and he is actually first and foremost a scrumhalf.

    He is VERY talented!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.06.10 10:39:07 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 14) : Please refer to Comment 11! Regardless of what position the guy plays first and foremostly he is, unfortunately a much better wing than a scrummie. Pace and strength off the shoulder needs space, which he doesn’t get at scrummie. He’s not good enough to create it at scrummie either.

    Its like saying Craig Burden is a first and foremost centre (which he is/was)… he’s just a better hooker now.

    Then again, maybe he’s the solution we’ve been looking for at no. 12 LOL

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.06.10 10:51:09 by SandTiger Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 14) : He may even make a good flyhalf. Don’t know much about his kicking game though.

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.06.10 10:52:11 by MysticShark Reply
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  • You guys just can’t be objective can you??

    I agree that Ruan should probably start at 9 but Hougaard is a VERY good option!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.06.10 10:52:53 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 17) :

    I’m with you (does that ever happen) ! :mrgreen:

    It worries me that Hougaard could be potentially brilliant. 😳

    What goes against him was no game time there this season, why didn’t he get some time there ! πŸ˜•

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.06.10 10:55:47 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : Don’t be rude πŸ˜‰ Of course I have been watching…I’m not quite in my dotage (yet)….but I still think Ruan is the best fly half after FduP.
    Young Hougaard has a long way to go.

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.06.10 11:00:20 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 18) : Maybe because he’s a better wing and previous 3rd string scrummie is better in the no.9 jumper… @wpw (Comment 17) : I am trying very hard to be objective… promise… give the guy a no. 11 on his back and Ill be overjoyed because he outclassed Habana and deserves it… but No.9 is a crucial spot where you need a specialist that has some game time AND is willing to be less ‘flashy’.

    Then again, thats my lill’ ol’ opinion – and I’m sticking to it

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.06.10 11:03:30 by SandTiger Reply

  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 19) :

    Sorry I didn’t mean to be rude!! πŸ™„

    I think that he has been brilliant this year and he deserves a chance. I do however agree that Ruan should start at 9 for the Boks now that FDP is injured.

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.06.10 11:08:15 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 21) : You are forgiven πŸ˜€

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.06.10 11:14:32 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 22) : Methinks you should’ve let him sweat a bit more πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.06.10 11:15:36 by SandTiger Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 21) : that will teach you! Respect the ladies of the blog, please!

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.06.10 11:19:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SandTiger (Comment 23) : Just worrie he may start picking his nose instead of his teeth πŸ˜€
    Anyway..I rather like our Wes……………would be a dull blog without him πŸ™„

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.06.10 11:29:20 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : πŸ™„

    @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 12) :

    ‘Have you been watching S14 this year??’

    …is all I asked?? Sheeesh!! 😳

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.06.10 11:29:40 by wpw Reply
  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 25) : I think he gets his best ideas from his nose… its when he picks his teeth that this Hougaard stuff comes out πŸ˜›

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.06.10 11:35:15 by SandTiger Reply

  • @SandTiger (Comment 27) :

    Don’t let me Earl you up ok?? 😈 πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.06.10 11:38:30 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 28) : πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.06.10 11:41:00 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 28) : hehe… I was trying to save myself from that when my connection crashed… hahahahaha Murphy is not just mate’s fathers name

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.06.10 11:44:14 by SandTiger Reply

  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 13) : me thinks that tooo πŸ˜›

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.06.10 12:57:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • BTW : Mullet man is injured as well.

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.06.10 12:58:14 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 32) : you beat me to it, does this mean ricky is 1st choice if pdv sees pienaar as a FH?

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.06.10 16:41:08 by war1 Reply
  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 13) : but it would be great to see him one more time in the GREEN and GOLD don’t you think ❗

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.06.10 21:22:00 by chaz Reply

  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 18) : Don’t like the guy but ❗ Well if this means anything Hougaard has has been playing a great game for one thing but if Gold and Green i don’t know ❓ πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.06.10 21:26:06 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 35) : Still a nice curl… doesn’t matter which thread i follow…

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.06.10 23:31:25 by SandTiger Reply


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