Richard Ferguson

Windhoek Lager Team of the Week – Round 14

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 24 May 2011 at 12:02
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Welcome to the Windhoek Lager Team of the Week. We have decided to make it an all South African team and base it only on the weekend matches. So if your favourite player did not play on the weekend, he will not be in the team.

Thanks must go to Windhoek Lager for sponsoring this weekly Team. We will have a Team of the Year competition at the end of the season, so make sure to take note of certain players who consistently make the team.

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1. Coenie Oosthuizen – Another good game from the Cheetahs prop/sidestepping wing. Having a good season following from his great Currie Cup form.

2. Adriaan Strauss – Is leading this Cheetahs team to a few good wins and gaining form and confidence in time for the Currie Cup. Would make a great Springbok Captain.

3. WP Nel – Completes the Cheetahs front row this week. They have been in some amazing form of late.

4. Bakkies Botha – I was impressed with the way he managed to control himself and limit his penalties, and his lineout play was supreme.

5. Victor Matfield – Had a good game and lead his team from the front. Once again, his lineout play was fantastic.

6. Schalk Burger – This is the type of leadership you want to see, bringing a team back from a 20 point deficit to win it, great performance!

7. Ashley Johnson – Storming game from the big haired loosie, proving he can play off the side or off the back of the scrum. South Africa have a huge talent pool when it comes to loose forwards.

8. Davon Raubenheimer – I have not seen him play all that much but made his mark starting for the Cheetahs on Saturday evening.

9. Fourie du Preez – Considering he played on after a knock that has subsequently ruled him out of rugby for most of the pool games, he had a great game and Charl McLeod hopefully took a few notes.

10. Morne Steyn – Certainly getting his kicking form in order before the World Cup, but also gave his backline some good front foot ball to work with. His drop goals are valuable three pointers to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

11. Francois Hougaard – Proving that he is a valuable backline player who can specialise in two positions. Personally I prefer him at scrumhalf, and we are sure to see him there for the rest of the Bulls games.

12. Juan de Jongh – After sitting on the bench for most of the season so far, has shown again that he is a great talent and will most likely be the Springbok outside centre in the not too distant future.

13. Johann Sadie – What a talent. What other backline players are the Stormers hiding in their junior ranks. Any team would love this kind of third choice centre.

14. Gio Aplon – Aplon is slowly becoming a contender for the Springbok World Cup side. Good game against the Blues on Friday morning.

15. Riaan Viljoen – This man has a boot much like Frans Steyn, and seems to like those 60m drop goals from his own half. His positional and defensive play on the night was better than we have seen from him.

Thanx to Fattmann and Original Pierre for their input in putting together the team this week.


  • talking about the stormers centre depth…

    de villiers
    de jongh

    did i miss someone? do anyone know if fourie and de villiers will be staying on after the world cup? otherwise the stormers will have their hands full to keep all this talent in their province…

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.05.11 12:12:03 by VanWilder Reply
  • Ouch!!! Not even one Sharky in the mix…

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.05.11 12:12:45 by Viking Reply
  • @VanWilder (Comment 1) :

    Its in cases like that, that I believe the South African teams should emply a player-loan system..

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.05.11 12:13:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • aphlon… slowly becoming a contender for the world cup???

    IMO – he should be the first back with his name on the team sheet.

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.05.11 12:13:28 by VanWilder Reply

  • If I were the Bulls I’d look for another wing and stick with Gerhard van der Heever at the back. Far more menacing than Zane Kirchner.

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.05.11 12:14:07 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 1) : Tell Rudolph to dust off the old cheque book :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.05.11 12:14:19 by Viking Reply
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : yip…

    much like the depth we have at hooker. Kyle Cooper/Burden should have been playing super rugby for another franchise this year. On a Loan deal ofcourse… 😉

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.05.11 12:14:44 by VanWilder Reply

  • Why didn`t I get any credit for selecting the team this week?? 😈

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.05.11 12:14:53 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • I need to see that Cheetahs game again.Davon Raubenheimer? YOH YOH YOH

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.05.11 12:19:18 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Viking (Comment 6) : i still believe we have enough junior talent at centre, but with plum opting for experience, they should still be waiting for their chance this time next year…

    remember how long it took plum to give lambie his chance… and in the end, he had to pick him due to injuries…

    lindeque, heimar williams and Jordaan MUST be in the senior ranks in the CC…

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.05.11 12:20:39 by VanWilder Reply

  • @Original Pierre (Comment 8) :


  • Comment 11, posted at 24.05.11 12:20:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 11) : Yip, although I think I had Stegmann in there somewhere with Raubenheimer as runner up :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.05.11 12:23:21 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 10) : Lets hope so. A lot of questions are being asked of our centres?

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.05.11 12:23:46 by Viking Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 9) : yep, one of my least favourite players… alongside Earl “the pearl” Rose and Jorrie Muller. 😈

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.05.11 12:24:43 by VanWilder Reply

  • @Viking (Comment 13) : i just hope plum give some of these younger guys the chance to show their metal.

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.05.11 12:26:27 by VanWilder Reply

  • This team leaves a bitter taste in my mouth… Not any criticism on the selection… Just that there are no Sharks players – BECAUSE NONE DESERVE IT!!! To have Sadie just seamlessly slot in the way he does begs the question of The Sharks… FAAAAAARQ IT! Its not like we don’t have the talent coming through – so whats the deal?

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.05.11 12:29:26 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • Can we have a Windhoek Light team of the week too – giving credit to the guys who almost made it? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.05.11 12:30:45 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 17) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.05.11 12:34:03 by Ice Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 14) : Every time I hear his name I picture “that” EOYT and Davon crumbling in the scrum, how the hell does the flank crumble like that?

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.05.11 12:37:50 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • This is just a random taught. Could Brian Mujati come and play for 3 weeks or so for one of the provincial teams? Maybe Stormers (although he has a huge grudge against the Mountain Men) or Lions? Maybe even the Sharks?

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.05.11 12:42:49 by Mocho Reply

  • Ashley Johnson is a beast.

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.05.11 12:44:57 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 19) : yip, same here… And he and earl rose played together that day…

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.05.11 12:48:11 by VanWilder Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 21) : he just seems to be a bit over weight? or is it his hairstyle that not complimenting his figure? 😉

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.05.11 12:49:15 by VanWilder Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 23) : He carries a few extra kgs, but he isn’t lazy when it comes to getting around the park

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.05.11 12:52:40 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • We got some serious loose forward overload in this country.

    Anyways still following Saracens contracts. This is actually quite exciting . Imagine the Sharks doing something like this. Maybe in the silly season this would be a more appropriate approach than relying on tabloid newspapers which gives us anxiety.

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.05.11 12:55:54 by Mocho Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 10) :
    Don’t forget Jerome Pretorius and Howard Mnisi of the Vodacom cup squad.

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.05.11 13:20:24 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • Don’t some of you usually do a Luyt Lager team of the week? I think that one is pretty easy this week. Just put up the Sharks 22. 😉

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.05.11 13:23:49 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 27) : amen!

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.05.11 13:31:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 27) : I concur. Sharks 1 to 22 seems fair… 😯

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.05.11 13:46:59 by Viking Reply
  • @Ben (Comment 27) : Surely we can find space for a Lion or 2 ? 🙂

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.05.11 14:16:59 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 30) : Yeah. Cmon. Don’t want the Lions to feel left out! 😆

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.05.11 17:03:28 by SharonvanWyk Reply

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