Richard Ferguson

Bulls lose valuable asset


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content on 24 Aug 2011 at 17:26
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Derick Kuün has retired from professional rugby. The player made the announcement on Wednesday and will not play any further professional rugby, with immediate effect.

The Bulls player has cited business reasons for his decision and will focus on his family business in the Balfour area.

Kuün has won three Super Rugby Gold medals with the Bulls, as well as winning a Currie Cup and a Vodacom Cup trophy along the way.

We would like to wish the player all the best for the future, and thank you for all the debate that you have stirred on this site.


51 Comments

  • Hey Richard a little off topic. That JP du Plessis guy you think won’t amount to anything has replaced Ryan Nell as the starting centre for the WP U-21 team this week.

    Might pay to keep an eye on him :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.08.11 17:34:22 by hendrikp Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) : It’s the Falcons so it’s not like Ryan Nell has been dropped, just rotated to give JP a chance.

    Still it will be good to see him play.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.08.11 17:46:35 by beet Reply
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  • I won’t be missing the guy, not a fan of his at all.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.08.11 17:48:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : Well at least he’s bowing out for reasons other than failing a drug test, which was my initial suspicion before I read the article.

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.08.11 17:51:26 by beet Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) :

    Careful.. I never said he won’t amount to anything. I’m just questioning the fact that there is this hype about the kid, and will save the Sharks from all their centre troubles.

    For the record, I hope the kid proves me wrong and is this brilliant individual. But until he proves himself, I reckon we should stay away from hailing him the next best thing..

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.08.11 17:52:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 2) :

    Fair enough. But it still brings him into the team. And you can’t exactly disagree with him at the very least having been capped at Super Rugby level.

    Can become first choice from here. Watch this space.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.08.11 17:52:33 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Was Kuun ever a Springbok?

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.08.11 17:52:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) :

    Fair enough 😆 He is competing at the same level as Lindeque now though, just so we’re clear 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.08.11 17:54:09 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 8) :

    Was he ever capped at Super Rugby?

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.08.11 17:55:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 7) :

    Nope not a Springbok. Worst thing they ever did was move him to hooker… and then move him back. Screwed him over big time.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.08.11 17:56:26 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) :

    Yup played for the Rebels against the Hurricanes.

    How long he was on the field isn’t up for discussion though. 🙄

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.08.11 18:00:53 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 7) : @hendrikp (Comment 10) :

    Interesting website resource that lists players Bok caps: http://www.supersport.com/rugby/superspringbok

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.08.11 18:03:13 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 12) : 😎

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.08.11 18:06:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 4) : He announced this retirement in the S15 already, but has just brought it forward a few months.

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.08.11 18:10:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • In sharksworld, Derick Kuun will be remember as the guy that made the crucial turnover.

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.08.11 18:15:01 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 12) : even better is http://www.genslin.us/bokke/sarugby.html

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.08.11 18:18:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 12) : Or you can use the source website.

    http://www.sarugby.net/ At the bottom of the homepage you can enter the name you want info on.

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.08.11 18:19:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 15) : turnover? Hardly a turnover…

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.08.11 18:20:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : not so good for finding OTHER info outside the bok frame on the players though but awesome for team info etc.

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.08.11 18:20:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 15) : I didn’t know it was him.

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.08.11 18:21:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 6) : I’m actually really excited about the news. I can’t wait to see him play and if he does pan out its so much better that he’s in SA than becoming the next Vickerman or Rathbone over in Aus.

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.08.11 18:32:15 by beet Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : It was Wikus van heerden wasnt it?

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.08.11 18:44:33 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • He will be remembered for one thing,and one thing only………………………….the nut shot on bis 🙄

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.08.11 18:45:18 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) :

    At the infamous ruck the ball popped out on the Sharks side, 2 Sharks players fell over the ball but he managed to put his hands on it and a while later it emerged on the Bulls side.

    Rob is correct. Not really a turn-over. More like: Secured possession after it was almost lost.

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.08.11 18:50:25 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 23) : THAT I will remember him for. 🙁

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.08.11 18:56:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ah man! Now I will have to find another rugby player to absolutely loathe!

    Anyone seen Jaco vd Westhuizen lately?

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.08.11 20:14:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Oh well; its not tragic… Its not newsworthy, but yes it needs to be reported I guess…

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.08.11 20:16:23 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 26) : Stegmann is keen to make the step up. 🙂

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.08.11 20:17:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) :
    I can’t despise him: he looks like he has a special parking outside Loftus.

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.08.11 20:21:23 by Big Fish Reply
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  • d 👿 uane Vermeulen

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.08.11 20:49:38 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 30) :
    Molly aint gonna like you. She has a thing for guys named Duane.

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.08.11 21:00:02 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 31) :

    Hahahaha!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.08.11 21:10:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Wazzzzup mense?

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.08.11 21:14:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) :

    Hey dude.. What’s up?

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.08.11 21:16:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) : @Big Fish (Comment 29) : I reckon I’m willing to bite the bullet on this one and loathe Slegmann, although Wacko vd Westhuizen would definitely leapfrog him in the pecking order if he were to set foot on a rugby field again. I could also probably pour some scorn on Timotei Olivier and her lovely feathered bangs.

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.08.11 21:27:01 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 35) :

    I have the self same hatred for Gary Botha..

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.08.11 21:29:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Hatred corrupts the soul guys 🙂

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.08.11 21:31:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) : I don’t hate any of the people I mentioned….. But I really, really, really, really dislike the personae they project. Happy?

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.08.11 21:35:07 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 35) : what about Jaco Pretorius – after about six years from now, we should see him in a Sharks jersey – just needs to age up to be able to battle it out… Seriously that oke does nothing on a rugby field…

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.08.11 21:35:25 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) :

    Dislike then..

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.08.11 21:35:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 39) : Jaco Pretorius is as useful as a wooden tit on an expectant mother, if you’ll pardon the extreme political incorrectness.

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.08.11 21:37:44 by Culling Song Reply
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  • For a laugh as good as that you are unconditonally pardonned…

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.08.11 21:43:38 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • Nope I don’t hate any players but I do have a STRONG dislaike for some.

    Currently Stegmann and Kuun are my “favourites”

    And after thinking about it I can’t really think of any others i dislike as intensely.

    Yeeeeeeees I know Victoria exists, but that is not a dislike of her, it is a dislike of her leadership and people management skills.

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.08.11 21:46:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I have derick in my fantasy tea$ and have 0 trades 🙁

  • Comment 44, posted at 25.08.11 00:19:07 by mikey Reply

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  • well no prizes for which rugby player I do not like much…..tip….it is not Luke Watson….

  • Comment 45, posted at 25.08.11 03:40:22 by grant10 Reply

     
  • Lmao @ Culling Song 😆

  • Comment 46, posted at 25.08.11 03:44:16 by wpw Reply
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  • Now the Bulls can start winning again 😈

  • Comment 47, posted at 25.08.11 07:07:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Cheers Derrick, jy was my favourite 😈

  • Comment 48, posted at 25.08.11 08:20:01 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • no comment for fear on contravening this website’s rules. 😈

  • Comment 49, posted at 25.08.11 08:52:15 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 49) : 😀

  • Comment 50, posted at 25.08.11 08:55:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Love him or hate him, he still has 3 medals that most rugby players would dearly love to have.

    Swopping the bright lights of Tshwane for Balfour is another positive for him.

  • Comment 51, posted at 25.08.11 09:00:02 by Salmonoid Reply
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