Boks call up de Jongh

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 6 Aug 2012 at 16:20
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SARU has just announced that WP midfielder Juan de Jongh has been called up to the Rugby Championship squad.

The worst has been confirmed, with JP Pietersen’s broken thumb set to keep him out of action for anything between 6 and 8 weeks. Coach Heyneke Meyer has explained that with Pietersen out, the Boks are a little short of midfield options, hence the decision to call up another centre. While JP would undoubtedly have been first choice at right wing, the fact that he’s been used in the centres this year made him a viable option at 13 as well and with only three midfielders named in the original squad, his utility may have been useful there.

The Boks have adequate wing cover in Bryan Habana, Lwazi Mvovo, JJ Engelbrecht and Francois Hougaard, hence the decision not to bring Gio Aplon in at this stage.


  • Good for Juan. He deserves it.

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.08.12 16:25:37 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 1) : best of an average bunch.

    Who will Wipie span in at centre this weekend? Brache and the other oke?

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.08.12 16:30:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Jeez I’m glad we still have Aplon for the Saaaaaaaks game!

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.08.12 16:42:47 by Volstruis Reply

  • He certainly deserves the call up.

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.08.12 17:53:52 by Ben Reply
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  • Oh joy, so we’re going to see the Green and Gold subjected to those oh so smooth dance moves after he scores a try….oh wait…don’t think he’ll remember how to score those 😈

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.08.12 18:09:57 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Ben (Comment 4) : haha… bet you had to wipe down your screen when you read this one, Benno πŸ™‚

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.08.12 18:13:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Oh joy… πŸ™„

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.08.12 20:10:06 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 7) : let’s hope those Argies have never seen an inside step before πŸ™‚

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.08.12 20:51:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • He is quick, but he is small. He can step but he doesn’t have a great passing game. He cannot kick. This guy isn’t a world beater.

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.08.12 21:14:28 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 9) : So enough about his dance routine…how’s his rugby skill πŸ˜†

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.08.12 21:31:28 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Had a few good games beginning to mid-season and then started fading. Ball dies with him way too often. Rob Ebersohn may have been a riskier choice but provides more creativity.

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.08.12 23:49:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • He`s got to enjoy his time there, Jordaan will shortly take over… 😈

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.08.12 08:31:35 by VanWilder Reply

  • He won’t even take the field, so a bit of useless cover really..

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.08.12 12:17:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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