Lions get the other Boshoff

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 11 Oct 2012 at 09:36
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Griquas signed a lot of players at the start of this year in the hopes of finally nailing down that elusive top-four Currie Cup spot and while we’re not yet sure whether they’ve managed to achieve that feat, they do seem to be offloading a few of the “spares” who proved less useful than was hoped.

Former Bulls and (briefly) Ospreys centre Stefan Watermeyer confirmed a few weeks back that the Pumas would be his rugby home for 2013, after failing to establish himself in the Griquas midfield ahead of Walter Venter, JP Nel and Jean Stemmet. Beeld revealed today that another former Bull is on his way too, with flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff agreeing to join the Lions next year.

Boshoff has been involved in a bit of a personal duel with Francois Brümmer for most of his career and with both opting to leave the Bulls for Griquas at the same time, that rivalry only continued this year. Brümmer duly emerged as the winner – again – and is now firmly entrenched in the umber 10 jersey in Kimberley, leaving Boshoff to seek yet another new pasture.

Boshoff’s brother Ruan made a similar move to the Lions some years back, but failed to crack it into the senior side and instead ended up playing for the rather less than glamorous TUT Vikings in this year’s Varsity Cup.


  • It’s weird, when Watermeyer played for the Bulls he showed so much potential. What happened to him?

    Maybe the team he was playing for made him look better than he really is?

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.10.12 09:42:55 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 1) : I remember when Watermeyer and Dippies were doing their little “double act” on twitter a year or so ago, before they both left the Bulls.

    It was all just “houding”….

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.10.12 09:48:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : They were playing with a very strong Bulls team at the time. I suppose that made them look good. Clearly the coaches saw right through it.

    Where is Dippenaar now?

    Sadie, Whitehead and JJ were also Centres that showed plenty of potential.

    Only Whitehead of this bunch has really grown into his promise. I really hope he gets game time with Steyn’tjie back at the Sharks. Even if it is at 13.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.10.12 10:04:56 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 3) : Dippenaar was with the Bok sevens team last time I checked

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.10.12 10:09:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • We need a lock and scrumhalf, Cronje is just not good enough at this level

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.10.12 22:53:13 by Mutley Reply

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