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Januarie retires


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, Stormers on 24 Jun 2011 at 11:54
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Ricky Januarie has retired from international rugby with immediate effect.

According to an SA Rugby press release, the Stormers scrumhalf has decided to step down after a discussion with Bok coach Peter de Villiers. The pair apparently discussed the likelihood of Januarie’s inclusion in the South African World Cup squad and based on the outcome of that talk, Januarie has opted to call it a day and rather concentrate on his new career with Lyon in France.

Unable to nail down a regular starting spot for the Stormers this year ahead of Dewald Duvanage, Januarie has also been released from his Western Province contract and will join up with Lyon ahead of the new European season.

Good luck, Ricky and au revoir. Thanks for the happy Bok memories, most notably that try in Dunedin a few years back.


56 Comments

  • Well done Ricki

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.06.11 11:57:43 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • πŸ™

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.06.11 11:58:42 by Charlie Reply

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  • This Friday has just taken a turn for the better! πŸ˜‰

    Jokes aside – I’ll never forget that chip/chase try he scored against New Zealand. He was a real pit-bull in his day. Good luck to you Mr. Januarie!

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.06.11 11:59:28 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 2) : Its the right move man

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.06.11 12:00:25 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : Yeah, people tend to just remember that chip chase but he was a damned good scrummy back in the day, just got lazy.

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.06.11 12:01:17 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 4) : πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.06.11 12:01:23 by Charlie Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : Ask Dan carter about the day that every ball he got had Ricki attached to it, was fun to watch Dan crumble like that.

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.06.11 12:02:17 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) : Seems like he is 36 years old… πŸ™„

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.06.11 12:02:20 by Charlie Reply

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  • i was at newlands in 2005 when ricky terrorised Dan Carter….

    Go well Ricky….its the right call.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.06.11 12:03:53 by grant10 Reply

     
  • Good luck Ricky

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.06.11 12:04:10 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Good luck Ricky and thanks for all the good memories.

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.06.11 12:04:45 by molly Reply
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  • The miracles have started!!!! Believe!!! The Crusaders are going down!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.06.11 12:05:02 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • Thanks for all the good memories Rickster!! 😎

    Besides ‘that try’ he had quite a few good games for the Boks!!

    I think most WP/Stormers supporters will be happy about this! πŸ˜•

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.06.11 12:05:11 by wpw Reply
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  • Yeah he may have been a bit tubby and slow lately but that try will make a legend forever.

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.06.11 12:05:38 by CapeShark Reply
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  • πŸ˜† @ Clayton #7

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.06.11 12:06:51 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • absolute terrier, man… I loved an on-form Ricky. He just seemed to throw his entire heart and soul into everything he did.

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.06.11 12:06:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) : I always enjoyed his never-say-die attitude (when he was still in form) but that there are worse ways to be remembered! I suppose a lot of people will remember Stransky for that one drop-goal too πŸ˜€

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.06.11 12:07:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : A pittbull to the very end I tell you.

    He may have gained a bit of weight or lost a bit of form but nobody can ever accuse him of not playing with the heart his position requires.

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.06.11 12:09:36 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • Cheers dude!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.06.11 12:10:22 by franshark Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 8) : πŸ˜† There’s that drum again, even on a WP thread. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.06.11 12:11:45 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 20) : πŸ˜† :mrgreen: πŸ˜†

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.06.11 12:13:45 by Charlie Reply

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  • Nothing about this on the Supersport or Shady Pines websites yet. Rugby365 has the article up but after Sharksworld. Not bad Rob!

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.06.11 12:13:55 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 22) : 😈

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.06.11 12:14:37 by Charlie Reply

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  • Go Well Ricky!!! πŸ˜€

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.06.11 12:16:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Spot on Rob, exactly my thoughts. As much as so many of us used to tease about his penchant for pies, he always gave his all when playing for the Boks. All the best Ricki and thank you for all you did for your country.

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.06.11 12:17:44 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Go well Ricky.

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.06.11 12:25:53 by MornΓ© Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 22) : right place, right time, just for once πŸ™‚

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.06.11 12:26:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 25) : my sole issue with Fourie du Preez has always been a perceived lack of personality. I’ve never been one for the robots.

    Not criticising his play, of course – he is the best scrumhalf in the world by a country mile – but I prefer my heroes a little more flawed!

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.06.11 12:27:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : I understand what you say, but not sure I would want anyone else at 9 than FdP. Ricki has the flaws for sure, but he brings a whole lot of personality to the match as well. Robots win RWCs though don’t you think?

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.06.11 12:31:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • When he was at the top of his game he was a great player. He had some memorable games in the Lions jersey. Who can ever forget his solo effort winning try for the Boks in NZ.

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.06.11 12:33:27 by beet Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 29) : they do πŸ™‚

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.06.11 12:39:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks Ricky & good luck at Lyon. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.06.11 12:44:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • In Ricky’s case the ‘maerjare’ were the best. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.06.11 12:46:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 33) :

    hehehehehe…….comment of the week! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.06.11 12:47:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 32) : Seems Ricky prefers Lyon’s more then a Breeze…. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.06.11 12:48:04 by Charlie Reply

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  • Go well Dawg. Just don’t eat all the pies and burgers, leave some for the Lyonians as well πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.06.11 12:53:31 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • How WP wished they had a guy called Conrad Hoffman in their ranks… 😐

    Well done ricky, as frik will be remembered for his famous test, you will be remebered for yout try against the AB`s at the house of pain. Good call my man.

    Now will Bolla Conradie return to WP? πŸ˜• 😎

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.06.11 12:57:12 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 33) : @Pokkel (Comment 34) : GIVE THAT MAN A BELL’S πŸ˜† 😈 πŸ˜†

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.06.11 12:58:45 by Charlie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 33) : Bwhahahahahahahahahaha ROTFLMAO.

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.06.11 13:05:54 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • I hope Ricky does well in France!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.06.11 13:07:19 by wpw Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 37) :

    Bolla Conradie’s Boland team beat WP in a friendly yesterday afternoon!! πŸ™„ ❓

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.06.11 13:08:29 by wpw Reply
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  • Ricky – thanks for the memories and enjoy France! It’s a great place if you dont speak English!

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.06.11 13:33:35 by Caratacus Reply

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  • Thanks for the mammories.

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.06.11 13:51:11 by Speed7 Reply

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  • Speed mammories? 😳

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.06.11 13:58:28 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • I just got a reminder why I don’t visit Voldy anymore.

    Their post on January has brought out the scum of the earth again. πŸ™„

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.06.11 14:05:57 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 44) : Moobs, darling.. moobs πŸ™‚

  • Comment 46, posted at 24.06.11 14:08:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob πŸ˜†

  • Comment 47, posted at 24.06.11 14:15:38 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 47) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 24.06.11 14:19:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • Today 16 years ago the Boks won the 1995 RWC!!!

    I remember that day so well!

    Fond memories!

  • Comment 49, posted at 24.06.11 14:20:57 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 45) :

    I can so identify with what you’re saying.

    Thats why I dont visit that often!! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 50, posted at 24.06.11 14:22:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 49) : I remember the day, the evening is a bit fuzzy……..

    I think we ended up at father’s moustache watching GLAM. 😎 😳

  • Comment 51, posted at 24.06.11 14:35:05 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • So they gave Ricky two straws and he picked the longest one. Good for him and lots off luck to him for the future.

  • Comment 52, posted at 24.06.11 14:42:04 by Ben Reply
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  • Not good news for me I`m afraid.

    What am I gonna chirp my so called stormer friends now? πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 53, posted at 24.06.11 15:32:33 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Hmmmm. SA Rugby lost their King Pie sponsorship? πŸ˜•

  • Comment 54, posted at 24.06.11 23:43:50 by klempie Reply

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  • @Butchie34(comment12): not quite πŸ™

  • Comment 55, posted at 25.06.11 16:29:56 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Original Pierre:comment 53 πŸ˜€

  • Comment 56, posted at 25.06.11 16:31:54 by bergshark Reply

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