Bulls rule out Liefling return

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 30 Nov 2011 at 10:18
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The Bulls have declined to offer injured flyhalf Derick Hougaard a new contract, with concerns around fitness and form understood to be behind the decision.

Hougaard, a household name for the boys in blue a few years back has been playing in the UK for the last 4 years, but hinted that a return to his beloved Loftus may be in the cards a week or two back. While talks were indeed under way, the Bulls have now closed the door on those discussions, confirming that Hougaard “cannot be accommodated in their structures” at present.

Rugby Director Heyneke Meyer goes on to say that Hougaard is a phenomenal player when injury free and on form, intimating that neither of those criteria can currently be met. The player, it seems, is somewhat disappointed at the decision and his future is now unclear.

Only a matter of time, one would think, before he pitches up at Stormers practice!


  • please do not wish this kicking 10 on Stormers

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.11.11 10:21:30 by grant10 Reply
  • @grant10 (Comment 1) : Geez Sir relax you have Grant,Van Aswegen,Coleman,Dylan and the greek.

    Tim Swiel is also an option. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.11.11 10:23:37 by Muzi Reply
  • @Muzi (Comment 2) : Dylan?

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.11.11 10:27:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 2) : exactly……

    no reason to contract Hougaard

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.11.11 10:28:36 by grant10 Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Yes Dylan Leyds WP under 19 and the ex bishops pupil who plays like quade cooper.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.11.11 10:38:17 by Muzi Reply

  • Alistair Coetzee seems to welcome everyone at Stormers practise so mayb Liefling will go have a run…will he take his Liefling cassette with him to play at practise? So who is number 2 at the Bulls now? Louis Fouche still around or is it Jantjies junior?

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.11.11 10:41:20 by SheldonK Reply

  • Hmmm let me see we have :
    Morne Steyn
    Lionel Cronje
    Louis Fouche
    Tony Jantjies

    Vlokkie has a lot of hard work to do with those youngsters all are talented but inconsistent with kicking.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.11.11 10:42:17 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 5) : ah yes him!

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.11.11 10:42:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 4) : it was a joke, mate… you really shouldn’t take the stuff you read on blogs quite so seriously ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.11.11 10:42:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • It irks me when players that move overseas expect their old clubs/unions to welcome them back with open arms. They leave the union, who then has to go and develop/contract players to fill the void, then expects to return and “carry on” from where they left.

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.11.11 10:44:54 by Mocho Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 7) : Louis Fouche
    ;Who I would go forward with as Mornes understudy.

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.11.11 10:44:59 by Talent Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 6) : Lionel Cronje is number twee i hope Meyer can fix his head because when on song he is a joy to watch.

    Remember he is versatile it would make sense to start him on the bench before fouche.

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.11.11 10:45:51 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 7) : Any news where Brummer went?

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.11.11 10:45:56 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Talent (Comment 11) : Fouche is very underrated i remember when he smashed some sharks junior prop in the under 21 final he pumped that prop. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.11.11 10:46:54 by Muzi Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 13) : Francois Brummer can you believe it has 4 offers.

    2 english clubs and two french clubs.

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.11.11 10:48:39 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 14) : ya i said that in another post ,I rate him highly. He must however stay away from conventional bulls rugby!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.11.11 10:52:36 by Talent Reply
  • @Muzi (Comment 12) : Well as they say a change is as good as a holiday so will see. I bet JLP is regretting leaving the Bulls…

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.11.11 10:52:37 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 6) : that louis fouche is still suspect to me, i don’t rate him yet.

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.11.11 10:53:15 by Megatron Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 15) : That doesnt suprise me, he is a decent kicker which suits the English and French game

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.11.11 10:53:30 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 18) : I agree with u, plus he has a punch me face!

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.11.11 10:54:12 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 20) : ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ya he does

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.11.11 10:54:52 by Talent Reply
  • I actually rate Brummer quite highly, yes I know he hasnt come on since schooldays, but he has got a lot of potential. I wish the Lions would snap him up as I think he is much more of an attacking flyhalf and that was perhaps stifled at the Bulls. Where in England or France?

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.11.11 10:54:56 by Pat Reply

  • Williae Du Plessis will be playing with Jerome Pretorius and Wynand Pienaar for Tukkies.

    I heard from a tukkies palyer they have an awesome side this year.

    Packed with sharks academy players,blue bulls under 21s and a couple of hamiltons club players.

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.11.11 10:55:06 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 15) : well here is the thing english clubs take no name club rugby players and make them incumbents in their starting line up…

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.11.11 10:56:16 by Talent Reply
  • Liefling……!!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.11.11 10:56:24 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Pat (Comment 22) : Apparently Brummer turned down the lions last year.

    The bulls destroyed his confidence. ๐Ÿ™

    Bulls supporters were celebrating when brummer left.

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.11.11 10:59:53 by Muzi Reply

  • @Talent (Comment 24) : I have no doubt brummer will come back from this set back.

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.11.11 11:00:49 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 15) : 2nd division i bet, brummer is kak.

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.11.11 11:01:52 by Megatron Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 7) : I think the Bulls should back their youngsters coming through, enough with the old guys. I want to see Jantjies vs Jantjies when Bulls play Lions… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 29, posted at 30.11.11 11:04:28 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 28) :
    I dn’t know yet.
    George Whitehead and Louis Strydom now thats kak.

  • Comment 30, posted at 30.11.11 11:06:52 by Muzi Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 29) : That would be very interesting.

    Elton is way ahead of tony but give tony two years then we will see who wins the battle.

  • Comment 31, posted at 30.11.11 11:10:14 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 30) : ๐Ÿ˜† we make do with what we have, we don’t take schoolboy proteges and turn them to sshit and then dump them ๐Ÿ˜›

    where is andile jho? if heyneke has no plan for that boy he must say so now!

  • Comment 32, posted at 30.11.11 11:13:14 by Megatron Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 31) : Thing is younger bro doesnt need videos to know what his brother is going to do on the field. Will be very interesting. Seeing u are the Bulls expect, what has happened to that wonderful chap Geo Cronje?

  • Comment 33, posted at 30.11.11 11:15:17 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 32) : 100% true the bulls stuffed up with brummer. ๐Ÿ™

    I hope we do not mess up Tony. ๐Ÿ˜•
    We rescued lionel cronje. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hope Queens College star Joshua can make the step up watched him at the St Stithians College festival pure class.

  • Comment 34, posted at 30.11.11 11:16:16 by Muzi Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 33) :Their father coached both of them while they were down in the cape in Paarl Gim.

    Tony was a scrumhalf.

    I have no idea what happened to Geo BUT his little bro jacques is playing in france

  • Comment 35, posted at 30.11.11 11:19:46 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 35) : Jacques Cronje is a very good player, left SA too early but he is making a good living now. Tony looked good in the u19 final, well the parts that i watched anyway.

  • Comment 36, posted at 30.11.11 11:21:45 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 32) : Andile Jho is on that SA under 20 camp with Dawie in cape town.

    He is in big kak :mrgreen: he will struggle to make the step up.

    Francois Venter,Christopher Bosch and Jan Serfontein are better than him.

    No doubt andile has talent but he simplay will not get game time with th senior side.

  • Comment 37, posted at 30.11.11 11:24:09 by Muzi Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 36) : Tony scored 200 points alone ๐Ÿ˜‰ in the under 19 comp he was abit disappointing in the final.

    He will be Johann Goosen’s back up in the SA under 20 world cup squad.

    He has improved his kicking.

  • Comment 38, posted at 30.11.11 11:26:20 by Muzi Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 20) : yep, that face only his ma loves hehehe ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 39, posted at 30.11.11 11:29:58 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 39) : hey leave poor fouche alone that dude can jol he has a groot boot.

  • Comment 40, posted at 30.11.11 11:31:31 by Muzi Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 36) : Jacque left because jake white stuffed him around.

  • Comment 41, posted at 30.11.11 11:33:29 by Megatron Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 37) : then the bulls must release him NOW! Free State don’t have good 12 he can make it there no doubt!

  • Comment 42, posted at 30.11.11 11:35:29 by Megatron Reply

  • The Brutes also had the other Bosshoff boetie. See he is with the BlikOre now.

    Just for interesting Liefling played Boland cricket with Schalk Burger in their schooldays.

  • Comment 43, posted at 30.11.11 11:36:05 by PaarlBok Reply

  • liefling … kan ons nie maar vergeet en vergewe ??? liefling ek kannie sonder jou verder lewe … liefling jy weeet ….

  • Comment 44, posted at 30.11.11 11:36:24 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 44) : Hello Zib. Derick sal seker ook op die ou end terugkeer na sy roots by Boland. Sal egter agter Watts en Francis moet speel.

  • Comment 45, posted at 30.11.11 11:41:26 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 45) :

    oom die boodskap gesien op Lionsworld ?

  • Comment 46, posted at 30.11.11 11:46:38 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 46) :
    This web site is offline for maintenance


  • Comment 47, posted at 30.11.11 11:55:59 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 39) : I should hope so, its her creation! [email protected]Muzi (Comment 40) : Matfield wears a big boot but we all saw his kicking ability on Sat, big boot means nothing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 48, posted at 30.11.11 11:57:33 by SheldonK Reply

  • Send him the Stormers way.

    The more competition the better. They might just be able to make good use of him.

  • Comment 49, posted at 30.11.11 12:12:48 by hendrikp Reply

  • @Pat (Comment 22) : I wud really like to see the Lions u21 flyhalf Hein Cronje get a chance at senior level. He’s an exciting player. However with Elton ane Butch there, I can’t see it happening ๐Ÿ™

  • Comment 50, posted at 30.11.11 12:18:27 by beet Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 15) : I thought you now had to have at least 1 Bok cap to be able to play in England under the new rules???

  • Comment 51, posted at 30.11.11 12:19:50 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 50) :

    Butch only playing 1 more season, so after that maybe!?

    @beet (Comment 51) :

    For New Zealand players, you need to have STARTED 3 tests in the last year to be allowed to play in England. They make exceptions though, but Stephen Donald had some trouble before being allowed to sign with Bath.

  • Comment 52, posted at 30.11.11 12:22:51 by hendrikp Reply

  • @beet (Comment 50) :

    Yeh well i think the Lions have a few up and coming flyhalves. I think Marais Schmidt is quite decent as well and Duncan Campbell, old WBHS boy, along with Cronje and Guy Cronje.

  • Comment 53, posted at 30.11.11 12:30:51 by Pat Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 47) :

    dit redicrect nou na n temo location waar die site is . maar ek kan net inlog op die site en nie enige posts maak nie

  • Comment 54, posted at 30.11.11 12:36:26 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Pat (Comment 53) : Yeah Pat with regards to Duncan Campbell, I’m always happy when rugby issues work out they way they have for him.

    A few months ago I was shaking my head when I heard heโ€™d left the WP Institution, where he was 1 of only a select few players to have been offered a spot the year before. He wasnโ€™t getting game time coz of Leyds and Seals. My feeling was fight for your place.
    However the truth of the matter was that Province were overstocked and there was an oppo to become a starter at the Lions. The move turned out to be a kind of redistribution of the talent in SA and made for a healthier balance in the CC u19. He grabbed the chance with both hands. Just keeping Schmidt out of the 10 jersey says something about his ability. The Lions u19 upped their game and won the final. He was a significant contributor. I’m happy for him and glad his brave decision to leave WP has paid off.

    Duncanโ€™s always been the player that everyone underrates but heโ€™s always delivered the goods when asked to.

    BTW which school did you go to or which school do you support?

  • Comment 55, posted at 30.11.11 12:54:34 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 55) :

    Im a DHS supporter, saddens me to see how much they have waned recently, although we have never been a huge rugby school we have always performed admirably against Glenwood and College and used to beat other schools pretty regualarly.

    I think we will see a lot more redistribution of talent going around. It was interesting to see Johan Goosen’s comments, basically he said he wanted to stay at the Cheetahs as they had backed him and would give him the opportunity. Is Ruan Combrink not in the same boat as Campbell, old WP up and coming, even perhaps Heinrich Marcus??
    Anywayz think the Lions will start to attract more young talent as players like Taute, Minnie, Jantjies and a few others will probably be moving up to the Boks in some capacity and therefore holes will need to be plugged, especially in CC.

  • Comment 56, posted at 30.11.11 13:36:02 by Pat Reply

  • @Pat (Comment 56) :

    yea Ruan Combrink is ex matie

  • Comment 57, posted at 30.11.11 13:45:10 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Pat (Comment 56) : Goosen turned down the bulls twice talk about loyalty.

  • Comment 58, posted at 30.11.11 13:46:16 by Muzi Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 57) : That guy is a big boy he must just get rid of that blonde mop of hair.

  • Comment 59, posted at 30.11.11 13:47:21 by Muzi Reply

  • Hein Cronje needs to lose some weight geez for a flyhalf he is BIG ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 60, posted at 30.11.11 13:48:41 by Muzi Reply

  • @Pat (Comment 56) : What are your thought on Ruan Steenkamp at number 8.

    Alot of people rate him but i think he will struggle with height in the senior side.

    The bulls like tall athletic loose forwards.

  • Comment 61, posted at 30.11.11 13:50:18 by Muzi Reply

  • @Pat (Comment 56) :

    The Lions REALLY need a few guys to play boks .. would help the Union a lot ..

    if i had to pick a player id pick Taute

  • Comment 62, posted at 30.11.11 13:53:21 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Pat (Comment 56) : I’m very surprised the bulls retained the services of fudge mabetha.

    I understand why they kept cornell hess he has more potential than fudge.

    Now we have to patiently wait for junior star locks inrne herbst,ex monna phillip du preez,dennis visser,schalk van heerden,jacques du plessis and marin orie to come through in afew years time.

  • Comment 63, posted at 30.11.11 13:54:06 by Muzi Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 62) : But where is taute going to play.

  • Comment 64, posted at 30.11.11 13:55:24 by Muzi Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 64) :

    if i could pick a team . 15) taute , 12 Frans Steyn , 10 Lambie

  • Comment 65, posted at 30.11.11 14:03:02 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 61) :

    Very good player, and a strong leader. Think he could be turned into a very good groundhog, sort of like Derrick Minnie. I think Minnie started as a schoolboy 8. Think Mitchell likes big strong blindsiders and also 8’s. Strauss and Rhodes are fairly sizeable, although that said Mitchell has played both Grobbelaar, Minnie and Strauss in tandem so you never know.

    @Muzi (Comment 63) :
    Not really sure about Mabeta, certainly hasnt stood out that much for me. Obviously firstchoice will be Flip and Juandre with Wilhelm Steenkamp as back up. Think Hess has potential, but possibly needs a bit more bulk although injuries havent been good to him.

    @Zibbie (Comment 62) :
    I think Taute is gonna be in the reckoning for some role. Also Jantijies has already been in and around the squad, so expect him to be there. Think Derrick Minnie could be a really good backup to Brussow. Also think highly of JC van Rensburg but SA just seems to be a loosehead factory, so not sure of his chances there.

  • Comment 66, posted at 30.11.11 14:05:04 by Pat Reply

  • @Pat (Comment 66) : Yep i think steenkamp could become a very good openside flank.

    Hess has good line out skills he needs to pick u alot of weight or lese he will damage that neck again.

  • Comment 67, posted at 30.11.11 14:08:03 by Muzi Reply

  • @Pat (Comment 66) :

    it really depends on who the next bok coach is …

  • Comment 68, posted at 30.11.11 14:14:39 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 65) :

    And you’d be comfortable without a stand-out goalkicker?

    I’m thinking too many close games not to have someone kicking 80+ %.

    @Pat (Comment 66) :

    Just don’t think Minnie, in the long run, is a test player. Can’t imagine heading into a test match against the All Blacks with him. We’re nowhere at openside without Brussow unfortunately!

    Also think JC is a very good loosehead, but SA turns out a lot of very good looseheads every year. Still think even Heinke van der Merwe could add value!

    Only Lions players I think that should be looking for test caps in 2012 are CJ van der Linde, Elton Jantjies & Jaco Taute.

  • Comment 69, posted at 30.11.11 14:20:31 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 69) :

    so you would go with Elton @ 10 ?

  • Comment 70, posted at 30.11.11 14:23:04 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 70) :

    I probably would, yes.

    But I only need to see a few good games from Johan Goosen to convince me he’s our long-term solution :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 30.11.11 14:25:48 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 71) :

    Well lets see him keep his head in a Curriecup/Super rugby playoff game like Elton did and we can talk . how does that sound ?

  • Comment 72, posted at 30.11.11 14:30:41 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 69) :
    Yes of course Brussow is top notch, but he’s also injury prone. Minnie is a superb backup. I would have no qualms about putting him in a test match arena. If there is one thing Mitchell knows about it is a loose trio, remember Pocock had been under his tutelage, and ive heard Mitchell talking about his backrow at the Lions as “exceptional”.

    As for Heinke, yep again he is great, and proving himself in the UK, absolutely destroyed that Toulouse front row in the Heineken cup semi, though he was up against Census Johnston.

  • Comment 73, posted at 30.11.11 14:37:56 by Pat Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 72) :

    Elton was playing for a Lions team on a roll.

    Johan is playing for a Cheetahs team struggling to hold onto their players.

    Goosen doesn’t necessarily need to play in a semi-final to prove he has BMT. He needs to show composure throughout in general play. His decision making needs to be spot on, yes.

    It’s a tight race, but one that I think Lambie might not be involved in because of the goal-kicking aspect.

    And if Heyneke, somehow, becomes Springbok coach, we’ll probably see him continue on with Morne Steyn.

  • Comment 74, posted at 30.11.11 14:44:48 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 74) :

    ‘And if Heyneke, somehow, becomes Springbok coach, weโ€™ll probably see him continue on with Morne Steyn.
    hence why i said :
    @Zibbie (Comment 68) : ‘it really depends on who the next bok coach is โ€ฆ’

    Well i would still like Goosen to prove . Heck Elton and Taute needs a good S15 before i would really consider them for the boks

  • Comment 75, posted at 30.11.11 14:49:48 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Pat (Comment 73) : Ja I totally agree with you. DHS havenโ€™t been a rugby power as far back as I can remember but they have been able to hold their own in the past. These days theyโ€™re struggling. I think they only have 4 open teams in a school of 1200+ boys. I donโ€™t think thereโ€™s a short term solution to their difficulties either. However a change of headmaster coupled with more determined approach to get things back on track should see a gradual improvement in their results.

    Iโ€™ve asked a similar question about Stoney Ruan Steenkamp either at the start of the year or last year as well. His height which is probably closer to 1.83m than the generous 1.88m that he is listed as on Union Sports Group kind of means heโ€™s not ideally suited to the no.8 possie in terms of dimension only. I like the idea of him playing openside but a Monnas guy believed that his style of play made him a better candidate for the no.2 jersey. Interesting. I wait to see what the Lions coaches do with him. I think the Lions senior team loosies have been outstanding this year, particularly against the Sharks in the 2nd half of the season.

    Last year there were 2 areas of Tauteโ€™s game that I thought he needed to work on. He wasnโ€™t strong enough on his feet and his hand-off was poor. This year heโ€™s shown a lot more strength in contact. Heโ€™s still very shy to hand-off guys and still needs some work in this area. Can you see a role for him as a centre in 2012? He is a Monnas boy after all which = centre. Or is 15 where Taute was made to play?

  • Comment 76, posted at 30.11.11 15:09:33 by beet Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 74) : I obviously don’t hope that the Vrystaat ever outperform the Sharks but I hold thumbs that Goosen fulfils his potential.

    If the game he had in Bloem against the Sharks is anything to go by then he’ll become one of the most talked about players in SR. But even if he isn’t I’d just like to see him show growth and gains valuable experience. Time is on his side.

  • Comment 77, posted at 30.11.11 15:16:02 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 76) :

    Ja, its disappointing but i hold hope that next year might be a bit more competitive, i think they had an ok u16s this year, so who knows. Certainly cant get any worse!

    Re Taute; i think at the moment he should concentrate on 15, will give him time to develop even more. And i think he should be in the Bok squad either as backup to Steyn at 15 or starting. As to longer term, i think he would make a superb 12, he distributes very well, and seems to have an intelligent attacking game, so that could be his better position.
    Re Steenkamp; Yep he isnt hugely tall so either making him a hooker or an openside would seem best to me. Though I think the Sharks might be ruing making Burden a hooker when they so desperately need a 13 now!
    Certainly if he does become a 2, i think he might have his work cut out as the Lions signed Callie Visagie, who i think could go on to be an absolute gem for them!

  • Comment 78, posted at 30.11.11 15:38:54 by Pat Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 65) : agreed ,thats what I would go with . Lambie at 10 is the way to go imo.

  • Comment 79, posted at 30.11.11 17:33:53 by Talent Reply
  • @hendrikp (Comment 69) : With Lambie ,Steyn and Taute you have 3 good goal kickers. All it takes is practice ! So we have a player who can kick 60m a far more accurate kicker in Lambie and Tuate who is potent 60m kicker aswell ,you argument is invalid ! ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 80, posted at 30.11.11 17:38:57 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 80) : once again you pushing your favourites, wait …Koster ,can he kick??

  • Comment 81, posted at 30.11.11 17:39:32 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 80) : @Talent (Comment 81) :

    You’re a doofus sometimes.

    So if Lambie only kicks 65% during the SR tournament, it’s because of a lack of practice and he should still be given the job for the Springboks – with heaps of practice?

    Jaco Taute takes one kick at goal and all of a sudden he can kick…

    Francois Steyn isn’t really accurate and apparently doesn’t want the goalkicking burden unless it’s from long distances…

    Like I said, sometimes, you talk a load of nonsense.

  • Comment 82, posted at 01.12.11 01:50:17 by hendrikp Reply

  • Rob,leaving on Sunday ,when are we going to get that interview with Plank on the sight. It would be a real pity if I weren’t to read this article before I leave.

  • Comment 83, posted at 01.12.11 06:35:16 by Ludz Reply

  • meant site in my previous comment

  • Comment 84, posted at 01.12.11 06:41:05 by Ludz Reply

  • @Talent (Comment 80) : Lambie can kick he just needs to apply himself. And if the Boks dont score tries and lose on kicks then they deserve to lose!

  • Comment 85, posted at 01.12.11 09:01:59 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 85) :

    Taute can kick as well . i just needs to do it more in a game situation .. will probably see him take more kicks int he new year

  • Comment 86, posted at 01.12.11 09:34:20 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 86) : To be honest Taute just gives it a hoof without much technique. Would like to see Jantjies increase his range though. Lions have done well to secure Spencer’s signature for another 3yrs i hear. He will make a big difference there.

  • Comment 87, posted at 01.12.11 09:42:29 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 87) :

    Diamond in the rough Mr Taute is :mrgreen:

    Apparently he played 10 at school and did the kicking ..
    so id imagine it would improve if his kicking got some attention

  • Comment 88, posted at 01.12.11 09:45:37 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 88) : Just because he wore 10 and kicked doesnt mean it got off the ground or went through the poles…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 89, posted at 01.12.11 10:02:32 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 89) :

    BWHAHAHAH … ok good point …. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 90, posted at 01.12.11 10:06:10 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 90) : Hopefully he doesnt get a big head and keeps working hard cos he is a very good prospect…offers something different to the usual SA fullback. Same goes with Lambie…i felt he kinda coasted in 2011.

  • Comment 91, posted at 01.12.11 10:14:46 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 91) :

    think Mitch will keep him wholly grounded

  • Comment 92, posted at 01.12.11 10:31:03 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 57) :
    He played Craven week for Kzn in 2008 (was at school at Michaelhouse) – and was then contracted by WP. He initially did very well but i believe that he and Rassie did not get on so he was ignored for the WP U21’s last year – played VC for Maties before being offered a move by the Lions.
    @beet (Comment 76) :
    Steenkamp is still only 18 so definately has the potential to grow a bit. I think he is an outstanding prospect but he is going to prove that he can make the step up over the next few years. If he doesn’t he wouldnt be the first or last outstanding U18 who doesn’t fulfill their potential.

  • Comment 93, posted at 01.12.11 10:31:05 by steve Reply


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