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McLeod added to Bok squad


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, RWC 2011, Springboks on 29 Jun 2011 at 11:50
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Sharks scrumhalf Charl McLeod has been added to the Springbok preliminary training squad to replace Ricky Januarie, who announced his retirement from the international game last week.

McLeod, who has represented the Springboks in a tour match against Barbarians, but has not yet been capped in a test, will join up with the other members of the preliminary squad at a camp in Cape Town next week. Should the Stormers reach the Super Rugby final by beating the Crusaders this weekend, their representatives will be excused from the camp.

The squad for the away leg of the Tri-Nations will be selected at the conclusion of the camp.

Preliminary Rugby World Cup squad:

Player Province Caps
Willem Alberts The Sharks 3
Gio Aplon DHL Western Province 13
Bjorn Basson Vodacom Blue Bulls 4
Andries Bekker DHL Western Province 24
Bakkies Botha Vodacom Blue Bulls 72
BJ Botha Munster, Ireland 25
Heinrich BrΓΌssow Toyota Free State Cheetahs 13
Schalk Burger DHL Western Province 63
Juan de Jongh DHL Western Province 6
Jean de Villiers DHL Western Province 67
Bismarck du Plessis The Sharks 36
Jannie du Plessis The Sharks 24
Fourie du Preez Vodacom Blue Bulls 55
Jaque Fourie DHL Western Province 62
Dean Greyling Vodacom Blue Bulls
Bryan Habana DHL Western Province 68
Alistair Hargreaves The Sharks 2
Francois Hougaard Vodacom Blue Bulls 8
Adrian Jacobs The Sharks 32
Butch James MTN Golden Lions 40
Elton Jantjies MTN Golden Lions
Ashley Johnson Toyota Free State Cheetahs
Ryan Kankowski The Sharks 17
Zane Kirchner Vodacom Blue Bulls 14
Werner Kruger Vodacom Blue Bulls
Patrick Lambie The Sharks 4
Francois Louw DHL Western Province 7
Charl McLeod The Sharks
Victor Matfield Vodacom Blue Bulls 105
Tendai Mtawarira The Sharks 26
Johann Muller Ulster, Ireland 23
Lwazi Mvovo The Sharks 2
Odwa Ndungane The Sharks 7
Wynand Olivier Vodacom Blue Bulls 32
Coenie Oosthuizen Toyota Free State Cheetahs
Ruan Pienaar Ulster, Ireland 47
JP Pietersen The Sharks 36
Chiliboy Ralepelle Vodacom Blue Bulls 18
Danie Rossouw Vodacom Blue Bulls 54
John Smit The Sharks 102
Juan Smith Toyota Free State Cheetahs 69
Pierre Spies Vodacom Blue Bulls 40
GurthrΓΆ Steenkamp Vodacom Blue Bulls 31
Deon Stegmann Vodacom Blue Bulls 4
Frans Steyn Racing Metro, France 42
Morne Steyn Vodacom Blue Bulls 25
Adriaan Strauss Toyota Free State Cheetahs 9
Flip van der Merwe Vodacom Blue Bulls 10
Duane Vermeulen DHL Western Province

47 Comments

  • Nice for McLeod’s ego but I very much doubt he’ll make it anywhere near New Zealand.

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.06.11 11:52:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) : I was about to say, he is a good Currie Cup player, almost average in SupeRugby but nowhere near good enough to play for the Boks.

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.06.11 11:59:09 by lostfish Reply
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  • I almost wanna say “now I’ve seen everything” but I’ll take mcleod anyday above januarie, februarie or march (even when his not at top form, might just do him the world of good)

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.06.11 12:01:13 by franshark Reply
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  • Sarel Pretorius probably deserves a token call-up after a good S15 although I wouldn’t take him to NZ either because his defense is shocking at times.

    They probably called up McLeod because he’s been part of the squad before and know a bit about the set-up in the Bok camp.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.06.11 12:01:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • what will be very interesting is to see how many of the fringe guys in THIS group make the 3N squad for the away leg.

    Could have a big impact on the Currie Cup.

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.06.11 12:02:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : Charl might actually get the nod for 3N…

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.06.11 12:05:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : I think so, The Boks are going to send a “touring” team on the away leg of the 3N so I think Charl will get a look in then.

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.06.11 12:18:55 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • mcleod is rubbish, there’s no way he should be there before Sarel.

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.06.11 12:21:53 by Megatron Reply

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  • Think its bit unfair that Charl gets selected before Sarel. Also with three scrum halfs in Fourie, Ruan and hougaardt surely Fourie will play the entire Tri-nations to get match fit again.

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.06.11 12:26:52 by Mocho Reply

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  • Sarel’s defence may need some work but he deserves it more than McLeod. Even if it only ends up being his name on a list and nothing more.

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.06.11 12:38:01 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 7) : creates a big scrumhalf headache for us in the opening weeks of Currie Cup

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.06.11 12:39:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : uhh.. Michalak? Isn’t that what you guys signed him for? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.06.11 12:44:07 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : oh, on that note is JLP still with you guys for the CC? When is his contract until?

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.06.11 12:44:43 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : How long will Hoffman be out for and what about playing Freddie at 9 and JLP at 10

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.06.11 12:46:44 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 14) : JLP at 10 – you already thinking about advantages for Stormers when they play us 😈 πŸ˜†

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.06.11 12:48:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • On a different note, I see the Bulls are revamping and improving their management structures. Da da tee tum too…… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.06.11 12:48:53 by Caratacus Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 13) : i would also like to know that πŸ™„

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.06.11 12:48:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 14) : 9 Hoffman and Freddie at 10 I would be happy with.

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.06.11 12:49:35 by rekinek Reply
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  • well done Charl πŸ˜›
    but seriously the guy has little chance of making the final squad so I guess he will be available for the Sharks.

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.06.11 12:50:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 15) : Hehehe at least its not Monty Dumond

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.06.11 12:50:39 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 20) : at least Monty could kick πŸ˜€

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.06.11 12:51:00 by rekinek Reply
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  • How did JLP end up in the dog box? He hardly played in the S15?

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.06.11 13:12:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 13) : he signed a 3-year contract…

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.06.11 13:24:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 20) : speaking of which, guess who’s joined Griquas for the Currie Cup season…

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.06.11 13:28:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan:glad to see monty playing cc rugby then -if it is him you alluding to πŸ™‚

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.06.11 13:31:44 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan:sharks will most probably try and get clearance for macleod to play .with ruan,fourie and houaard there,macleod would most probably be one too many.

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.06.11 13:34:24 by bergshark Reply

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  • Boy I think mcloed is lucky.

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.06.11 13:37:07 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : Cool, there’s your CC flyhalf then, he’s more than good enough for CC. Freddy can play 9 for the first bit of the comp.

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.06.11 13:44:59 by molly Reply
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  • @molly: don’t know if that will happen,freddy at 9.I reckon macleod will be back for cc.but @robdylan said he might even get gametime (off the bench?starter?)in 3N.if he doea,I’d be chuffed for macleod.then it will start getting interesting,re : michalak to play at 9.but will he want to?it is a shame for both jlp and the sharks that his gk deserted him at such a crucial stage of the comp and when he had the opportunity to step-up.:-(

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.06.11 13:50:01 by bergshark Reply

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  • Well done Charl. Can’t believe your own fans are calling you rubbish or saying you’re not good enough!
    Whatever happened to the bias? Jeez, this site is called Sharksworld after all! 😈

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.06.11 13:51:25 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw:+1

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.06.11 13:53:59 by bergshark Reply

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  • it makes no sense that players who are crocked and severly injured make the list, they haven’t played top flight rugby in ages, but are good enough to be named in a squad. What is Juan Smith and co going to do, cheer from the sidelines. He needs to regain his fitness and his health, get into shape and then get match fit…

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.06.11 13:57:05 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @wpw:imagine the comments if it was one from the coaching staff who received a call-up (evil)

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.06.11 13:59:19 by bergshark Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 22) : I have him down as a man who costs us a bonus point in 2 games and thus a quarter against the Blues 😈

    jokes aside, not being a bad player he hardly shone this year.

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.06.11 14:10:08 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 30) : we try to make you feel at home :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.06.11 14:13:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek:I can think of a few more players who potentially cost us a ponus point.

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.06.11 14:14:22 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 36) : true. add superPat to the list. But JLP was most conspicuous for me.

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.06.11 14:16:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 28) : oh – you didn’t read into the … what I thought you would πŸ™‚

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.06.11 14:17:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : I did… just playing dumb blonde πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.06.11 14:28:41 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 39) : ok – I’m not allowed to talk about it though. πŸ™‚

    Didn’t realise you were blonde?

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.06.11 14:37:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) : ok, how about Paul Jordaan, he can play 10, right? Or should you guys rather look at a 9 replacement?

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.06.11 14:52:37 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : Saw that.Are they really that hard up?

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.06.11 15:47:11 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 41) : Paul Jordaan is not ready to play Currie Cup.

    I’d be happy with Fred at 9 and Bosman at 10 in the CC… pity they chucked Swannie away, but a guy like Dwayne Jenner from the u21s could step up at 12 with Joubert outside him.

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.06.11 15:56:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 42) : they’ve still got Earl as well, hey…

    I’m actually a big Monty fan at Currie Cup level… remember how him and McLeod were the form halfback partnership for most of the 2009 season.

    Experienced players like that are really going to stick out this Currie Cup

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.06.11 15:57:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : good thing for CC is that the Sharks without Boks are better (or at least used to be) that Stormers or Bulls without the Boks.

  • Comment 45, posted at 29.06.11 16:44:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • mmm On a different note, since the Lions lost their Mr Money In The Bank . . . doesn`t that mean there`ll be some lions available to us?

    Murray, Cilliers and Taute would be very handy 😈

  • Comment 46, posted at 29.06.11 18:49:29 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Some want Pdiv to pick experienced players. Some want Pdiv to pick form players. By picking Charl McLeod he has done neither. πŸ™„

  • Comment 47, posted at 30.06.11 00:49:07 by Ben Reply
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