Richard Ferguson

Highs and lows of the Bok squad

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :End of Year Tour, Original Content, Springboks on 29 Oct 2013 at 09:37
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A 32 man Springbok squad has been announced to tour Wales, Scotland and France during November, with a fair few surprises in the mix. Here are my personal high and low-lites.

Firstly, congratulations to all the players, especially those that have been called up for the first time. Yes we debate certain inclusions, but it is important to remember that it is a dream come true for all these guys, and it is not they that select themselves, but a higher power. Let’s rather question the higher power than attack the individuals.

Let’s start off with some positives:

On the inclusion side of things, I am happy to see the return of Jaque Fourie and JP Pietersen. Pietersen remains one of the best wings in South Africa, and he is back for Super Rugby next year, so he can easily be seen as a half local, for those that are so against the European selections. As for Jaque Fourie, I am a big fan of the former World’s Greatest Center, and I am looking forward to seeing what he can do. It is an End of year Tour after all, so trying it and seeing what he has to offer cannot be the worst thing in the world. He was superb in all areas before going overseas, and having only played on average 25 games a year for the last two years, we are sure to see a fit and healthy player.

Scarra Ntubeni’s inclusion is a reflection of a form selection, and that should be a positive for any player out there trying to make the Springbok squad. Play good, consistent rugby and you will be rewarded. Heyneke Meyer could have gone for Chiliboy Ralepelle, but instead chose a local player who has made a name for himself here, and I hope we see more such selections. The same can be said for Louis Schreuder, it could have been easy for Meyer to select Jano Vermaak, but instead he went for a local scrumhalf. Was it the right local scrumhalf, that we can debate until we are blue in the face, but a local player it is. The same can be said about Gio Aplon, who has player consistently good rugby for some time now, and gets the reward over an out of form Bjorn Basson.

Speaking of Basson, his exclusion is something of a positive for me. Meyer, again, could have easily taken him along for another tour, but instead chose to send a message to the player, and went for the form Aplon instead. This type of exclusion, of a Bulls player as well, is a step in the right direction for Meyer, who is finally looking like he is picking form over reputation.

I am very happy for Pieter-Steph du Toit, one feels like he has been there a few times before, yet he is still uncapped, and I cannot wait to see him take the field in his first match. Not only from a Sharks supporter point of view, but generally, he is such a great talent, and will go on to star in many a Springbok match.

There are other positives, but if I had to discuss every player in detail, I would be writing a book. Let’s look at some of the negative inclusions or exclusions:

The inclusion of Bakkies Botha has me stumped. Not a dumbfounded stumped, but a confused stumped. I am not sure whether this is a masterstroke or a massive fail. Bakkies has been playing good rugby, and has been playing in the European setup for a few years now, so that type of experience and knowledge is great to have in the setup. There is a big but though – does this inclusion mean that Meyer is looking at Bakkies to be at the next World Cup? He hasn’t been part of the plans for two seasons now, and is suddenly back in the mix. Is this purely because the likes of Flip van der Merwe and Juandre Kruger have failed to kick on from where Bakkies and Victor Matfield left off. I will only make up my mind on this inclusion once I see the amount of rugby Bakkies will play on this tour. I would love for him to mentor Pieter-Steph du Toit in an even better player, but would hate it if du Toit was to miss out on any game time as a result.

I do not want to be too negative towards the players in the squad, as we are not sure if they are even going to get game time, so I will keep those opinions to myself. The rest of my negativity goes towards certain exclusions. The first and most glaring one is that of Frans Steyn. Steyn may not have player a whole lot of rugby in the last few months, but what we saw of him in the final, showed class, maturity and that little spark that the Springbok midfield needs. He has player the same amount of rugby as Johan Goosen has, yet Goosen has made the cut. One has to wonder what the thinking is behind taking a half fit Goosen over a player that is certainly one of the most talented flyahlves in the country. No I am not referring to Frans Steyn anymore, I am referring to Demetri Catrakilis.

I am not sure what else this guy has to do to be noticed. He had a brilliant Currie Cup season last year, stood out in a battling Kings outfit during Super Rugby and again had a great influence towards the latter half of the Currie Cup. These two exclusions have left a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth. Deon Fourie can count himself a little unlucky, but it is rather difficult to find a space for him, considering the loose forwards already in the squad.

That is my little rant over, I hope you made it through this rather lengthy piece. Tell me which one selection has you fuming, and which selection you like most.


  • My favourite non-selection must be JuandrΓ© Kruger!

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.10.13 09:59:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Schruder or however you spell the punks name!!! Nxa!!! Meyer is uoutside his damn mind i swear. Charl, Cobus R, Piet Van Zyl & Rory Kockott are sitting at thinking WTF?? Really

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.10.13 10:00:26 by Lunga Mbatha Reply

  • Frans going for surgery so i assume HM knew about that.But why is HM going forward with his overseas players, what about Guthro why not a local prop? Like Lourens / Kitshoff / Nyaka? Many players i disagree with but at the end of the day it is HM head on the line for losses.

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.10.13 10:01:45 by Dunx Reply

  • I am resigned to seeing Morne at 10, but I will be livid if Bakkies starts any game ahead of either of Du Toit / Etzebeth.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.10.13 10:01:52 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Steyn is apparently going for minor surgery so I’m not that unhappy about his exclusion. I really hope Scarra gets some game time, I’m eager to see what he can do at a higher level.

    Slightly perplexed by Guthros inclusion. Is it because of his NH scrumming knowledge perhaps. Unsure of Aplon’s inclusion too as I have serious doubts about whether Meyer has included him in his long-term planning.

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.10.13 10:02:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • A Couple of things for me.

    Heyneke has clearly created an environment where our top players now feel comfortable leaving SA, since they know it won’t effect their selection.

    I think our provincial competitions (Super Rugby/ Currie Cup) will be badly influence if the Springbok coach does not take a stand somewhere and start to exclude players that don’t at least play in Super Rugby – JPP for example is still contracted to the Sharks, so I don’t mind his selection, but Jaque Fourie just signed again for his Japanese club.

    I like Fourie and think he will be an excellent addition to the team, as Du Preez was, but if there is no more incentive for players to stay in SA, then SA franchise teams will only be the breeding ground for overseas clubs. We’ll see players like Pieter-Steph and Etzebeth leaving soon, or at least once they feel their place in the Springbok squad has been secured.

    Bissie, Jannie, Jean de Villiers and other great Sprinboks have played out their careers in South Africa, which meant we were fortunate enough to see them play against each other on Saturday, it will soon change if the coach is not willing to take a stand and leave these players out of his team.

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.10.13 10:04:34 by Letgo Reply
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  • I don’t understand the prop selection thinking at all, surely picking Guthro over the Ginger makes no sense at all.

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.10.13 10:06:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I get if a coach selects 1 or 2 overseas based players (especially as an incentive to get them back in SA). For example Flouw was selected from Bath and if Heyneke went to him and told him he is in his plans, but only if he signs with a SA franchise, then we would have had Flouw back playing in Super Rugby next year. Instead, he too has resigned with Bath.

    Springbok players won’t stay people. If you’re okay with it now, you won’t be okay with it, if no Springboks play in SA anymore.

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.10.13 10:08:14 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 3) :
    @vanmartin (Comment 5) :

    Steyn is only going for surgery as a result of missing out on the tour..

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.10.13 10:08:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 8) : Agree 100%

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.10.13 10:09:25 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Letgo (Comment 6) :

    I have to agree Letgo, there should be a ‘quota’ for overseas based players. There is no reason to have selected

    Steyn(to a lesser extent)
    Jaque (although I really rate him)

    when we have equal or in a lot of cases better local players.

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.10.13 10:11:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Have to agree with the article, Fransie only going for op as he was left out, again a South African coach messes up another top career, AND WE CRY WHEN THEY GO PLAY OVERSEAS?

    Cockott will soon be playing for France…..

    Brussow lost to Bok rugby it seems?….

    @Bokhoring (Comment 4) : Start getting livid then because Bakkies will be starting….

    Man I will always support the Boks as the PLayers do not select themselves, but fluckit, our coaches are so thick sometimes it’s scary

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.10.13 10:24:05 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Tendai Mtawarira,
    Gurthro Steenkamp – replace with Kitshoff or Adriaanse

    Jannie du Plessis, Coenie Oosthuizen, Frans Malherbe, Bismarck du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss, Siyabonga Ntubeni,

    Bakkies Botha – if only as a mentor for this tour, I’m fine with it, otherwise Lood de Jager would have been a good option.

    Eben Etzebeth, Flip van der Merwe, Pieter-Steph du Toit,

    Francois Louw (I would select him because it’s Meyers fault that he is playing in Bath – It think if he was given the option, sign with a SA franchise or lose your spot in the Bok team, he would have come back to SA). – Otherwise I would replace him with Doen Fourie.

    Willem Alberts, Duane Vermeulen, Marcell Coetzee, Siya Kolisi,

    Ruan Pienaar (I would only select one of these scrumhalves and it would be the one willing to sign in SA asap) – Replace with Reinach, Piet v Zyl, McLeod.

    Fourie du Preez – He has to be used as a mentor to younger scrummies in SA.

    Louis Schreuder (Never really rated him, but SA’s scrummies situation is not great).

    Morne Steyn – For this tour I would still select him, with the hope of having one of my young players ready to replace him.

    Patrick Lambie,

    Johan Goosen (Catrakilis has shown more to warrant a selection over the past 2 years)

    Jean de Villiers (capt), Jan Serfontein, JJ Engelbrecht,

    Jaque Fourie (He’s committed to his Japanese club, great player, but we need to get a young player ready for this spot in the team).

    JP Pietersen (He’ll be back for the Sharks SS15 next year, so great addition to the team)

    Bryan Habana – Another player who might not have left had it not been for Heyneke, there’s so many quality young wings in SA that could be given an opportunity in his place though – Anthony Volmink, Raymond Rhule, Cheslin Colbe, or even Mvovo who’s now been left completely out in the cold.

    Willie le Roux, Gio Aplon,

    Zane Kirchner – Replace with Frans Steyn (Heyneke didn’t know about the injury), Andries Coetzee, SP Marais, or use JPP/Willie as Fullback and JPP/Willie and one of the young wings, as the other wing.

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.10.13 10:35:17 by Letgo Reply
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  • Oh and Rory Kockett has been playing really well and apparently would have signed in SA had there been interest in him as a Bok players. So if that is the case I would have picked Kockett (who wasn’t my favorite when he played for the Sharks), asked him to get a contract with an SA franchise and given him a run on the Eoyt, given the good things being said about his form and the lack of quality scrummies in SA…. Oh and considering that he has an excellent kicking record the Bok half backs could easily have been Kocket/Lambie in the future, with Kocket taking kicking duties, which would give Heyneke and Lambie critics no good reason not to select him as the Bok Flyhalf anymore.

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.10.13 10:39:59 by Letgo Reply
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  • Rich, I’ve always admired the way Sharksworld has steered clear of the type of poorly-researched gutter journalism so prevalent on other sites. So with that in mind, can you please correct the following glaring inaccuracy?

    “…and JP Pietersen. Pietersen remains one of the best wings in South Africa…” when it should actually read “…and JP Pietersen, the best wing in the world…”

    Much obliged.

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.10.13 10:41:19 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) : Act of kindness, not selecting Kitshoff. Three weeks is a long time away from home, given that none of the children will want to play with a ginger :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.10.13 10:43:15 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 15) :

    Apologies for this reckless and plainly stupid error. I would blame autocorrect, but that would be a blatant lie..

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.10.13 10:44:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Of the overseas players I think Flouw, (one of the scrummies), Jaque Fourie (since the moment he left) – are the 3 players I would think could add to the team for this tour and I would have used as my 3 player overseas quota, if someone was smart enough to have instated that by now.

    And Flouw I would keep in my team (only if he commits to signing with an SA franchise as soon as his contract with Bath is up). Too many great loosies in SA to have a guy commited to an English club in in the Bok team – especially one that is not willing to come back if that meant he would be dropped from the team.

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.10.13 10:49:16 by Letgo Reply
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  • Seems I’m the only one happy with Bakkies’ selection. I’m more disappointed about Flip VDM being selected ahead of Lood de Jager. My ideal locks for the World Cup would be PSDT, Eben, Bakkies and Lood.

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.10.13 10:49:50 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Although I’m not convinced about Aplon’s selection, if I had to choose between him and Basson , I’d pick him every time.

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.10.13 10:50:53 by MysticShark Reply
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  • My issue is Schreuder and as always, Kirchner… I can stomach the other borderline selections like Aplon over Steyn but those other two inclusions baffle me… I still dont know what Heyneke sees in Kirchner… ❓

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.10.13 10:53:25 by Alex Reply

  • @MysticShark (Comment 19) : I don’t mind Bakkies on the bench, just going to be annoyed if he displaces either of Piet or Etzebeth in the starting team. Those two have the potential to be the next Matfield / Bakkies and need to start playing together.

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.10.13 10:54:21 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 22) : I agree and they are both still very young

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.10.13 10:58:19 by Gerrietheshark Reply

  • @Alex (Comment 21) : I don’t see why Kirchner is in the side either would rather play Lambie at fullback

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.10.13 11:00:02 by Gerrietheshark Reply

  • My low is all the overseas based players selected.

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.10.13 11:00:03 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 25) : I agree its just letting the young players going oversees and thinking they will still be selected for the Boks

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.10.13 11:06:37 by Gerrietheshark Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : Yes, that’s how I understood it but I’d rather have a player carrying a niggle attend to it sooner instead of later as it ultimately impacts how prepared he will be for the Super Rugby season. I’m sure Fransie would have opted to put aside the surgery had he been picked but the way things have worked out is certainly to his benefit in the longer term.

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.10.13 11:28:01 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 13) : habana didnt leave because of hm but the big money the french club offered backed habana when there were quite a few disgruntled voices to be heard regarding his place in the bok team.

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.10.13 11:43:42 by 50shadesofblackandwhite Reply

  • @sharks_lover (Comment 12) : wouldve also liked to have seen brussow and kockott given a chance.still think brussow has something positive to add to bok team,either as starter or from the bench.

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.10.13 11:48:35 by 50shadesofblackandwhite Reply

  • @vanmartin (Comment 27) :

    Look, I agree completely, otherwise he would have had the surgery after the tour, which would have ruled him out of preseason in December, and only able to start training in January.

    Still, would have liked to see him dominate in a Springbok jersey again.

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.10.13 11:53:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @50shadesofblackandwhite (Comment 28) :
    Yes, but would Habana have left had Meyer told him he would definitely be dropped from the Bok team if he left?

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.10.13 12:02:58 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 31) : if the player is the best he should be in the team regardless of which country he plays his club/provincial rugby.

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.10.13 12:12:47 by 50shadesofblackandwhite Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 30) : You and me both!

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.10.13 13:06:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 11) : Sensible comment and I agree with you 100%

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.10.13 13:38:56 by GriquaSHARKIE Reply

  • @Alex (Comment 21) : ❗ I concur.

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.10.13 13:41:12 by GriquaSHARKIE Reply

  • @Lunga Mbatha (Comment 2) : 😈 Lunga I am with you!
    How can he leave out McLeod!? HM has proven to have no real game plan.
    This tour we shall surely see him implement Brendan’s cc game plan only to fall flat without Lambie, McLeod and Ludick.
    I am getting quite irritated with HM and his lack less games. Scotland will give him the loss of the tour. Maybe I won’t even watch the boring tripe. 😈 😈

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.10.13 14:04:34 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @50shadesofblackandwhite (Comment 32) :
    That’s your opinion, but I believe your opinion and the way it is being done now will severely weaken the scene of provincial rugby in South Africa. I want to see the Boks play rugby in South Africa and I want to see the players that I always watch play for the Springboks.

    Also, if I don’t see them play every week I don’t care that much if they win or lose. You might say it’s the Springboks, but as it is I already care more about what the Shark do than what the Springboks do.

    Plus you can’t know for sure whether they are better or not. Only that they were once better. The don’t compete at the same level, and it’s impossible to know if European and Japanese rugby is at the same level as Super Rugby. Frans Steyn is only now getting back to some better form.

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.10.13 14:23:28 by Letgo Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 36) : As a fan of McLeod I want to know why he should pick McLeod?

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.10.13 15:32:25 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Same here he is better than screwder

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.10.13 15:36:02 by Gerrietheshark Reply

  • HM pick a decent enough team, stop moaning about the one player he didn’t pick and be happy for who he did pick. Scarra had a good season; bakkies will push eben,flip and pieter-steff to be better. The 5 loosies pick them selfs, feel sry for deon, but it is what it is…..also big fan of A Botha to cover the nr8 jersey. All the nr9 in sa are kak, even charl and cobus. Think fourie du preez will make a better impact player. Would have to see kockett there, but think he want to play for france. M steyn still first choice nr10….and for f steyn to add spark to bok midfeild….please,bok midfield was good in rugbychamps

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.10.13 16:04:50 by KingsArmy Reply

  • @Letgo (Comment 37) : all rugby structures in sa must be there to make ,and keep,boks number one team in world rugby.
    As for weakening provincial rugby,im not too sure about that.there will always be another youngster waiting to fill the void(habana got his opportunity due to injury to jaco pretorius ans everyone thought schalk would be irreplacable-then brussow rocks up on the scene.and then louw comes back from saracens and shows off his skills at the breakdown.and then vermeulen steps up.matfield and bakkies retire and bekker goes to japan.what now?etzebeth and psdt.)

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.10.13 17:07:22 by 50shadesofblackandwhite Reply

  • My squad would look something like this:
    1st of all…no more than 3 overseas based players!
    2nd of all…my squad is based on what I perceive as good form!

    Props: Beast,Jannie,Kitshoff,Adriaanse
    Hookers: Bissy,Adriaan,Scarra
    Locks: PSDT,Ysterbeth,De jager,Franco vd Merwe
    Loosies: Willem,Vermeulen,Deon Fourie,Marcel,Kolisi
    Scrummies: Fourie,Kockett,McLeod
    Flyhalves: Lambie,Catrakilis
    Centres: Frans Steyn,JdV,De Allende,Jan Serfontein
    Wings: Kolbe,Habana,Mvovo,Willie
    Fullbacks: Aplon,SP Marais

    That in my honest opinion is what a squad would look like if it was picked on form…

    Just missing out….Kyle Cooper,Warren Britz,Micheal Rhodes,Malherbe,Zeilinga,Ludik,Reinach,DAniller,Robert Ebersohn,Keegan(for sublime CC bad bad S15)

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.10.13 20:29:24 by BarendL Reply
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  • Etzebeth is the high, Aplon is the low :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.10.13 22:48:09 by SeanyJMc Reply

  • The squad is piss poor, it is regressing. Meyer is just far too conservative to ever challenge the AB’s for top spot. The model is simple, you select your incumbents regardless of age and you then pick the best youngsters as your back-ups, the way the AB’s do.

    Your incumbents should not include the likes of Kirchner, Morne, Flip, Louw and Alberts and your back-ups should not include geriatrics like Aplon, Fourie, Pienaar, Steenkamp and Bakkies.

    The positive exclusions are Basson, de Jongh, Adriaanse, Juandre Kruger and Franco

    The only positive inclusions are Goosen, PSDT and Malherbe

    Meyer has no bloody idea

  • Comment 44, posted at 30.10.13 01:03:52 by Saffex Reply

  • @BarendL (Comment 42) : Adriaanse ahead of Malherbe, no way in hell

    Scara ahead of Chiliboy, no way

    Franco ahead of Paul Willemse, no bloody way

    Catrakilis ahead of Goosen……joke of the year

    Mvovo ahead of JP……yeah right

  • Comment 45, posted at 30.10.13 01:06:57 by Saffex Reply

  • @Saffex (Comment 45) : How is the Goose ahead of Catrakilis then??? Ever played well in a pressure match?….Not worth mentioning. Fragile at this point and needs time to develop!!

    Catrakilis has done what few flyhalves can:
    1. Excel under pressure (cup final)
    2. Perform in a team that was dominated in most matches (S15)

    Im by no means saying Goosen cant do these things, BUT HE HAs YET TO DO IT!!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 30.10.13 01:30:05 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 46) : just a few weeks ago catrakilis was lauded for hid fh play (tactical kicking) in the wet at the tank.and played a huge part in wp winning 2012 cc final.and didnt he kick match-winning drop against cheetahs in bloem during this year’s cc?performed well for the kings from what i can recall also.been impressed by him for awhile.was actually hoping the sharks could sign him after the sr season this year but he opted for wp/stormers.

  • Comment 47, posted at 30.10.13 01:35:54 by 50shadesofblackandwhite Reply

  • @50shadesofblackandwhite (Comment 47) : You know that was my view as well right?? I was backing Zeus over the Goose…?

  • Comment 48, posted at 30.10.13 09:08:36 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 46) : Goosen actually has 2 test caps against Australia in last year’s RC – coming off the bench in Perth and starting the one in SA. I think a test match against a first tier nation counts as pressure in my book.

    However due to Goosen not really playing much this year I would say Zeus should have had his chance.

  • Comment 49, posted at 30.10.13 09:41:49 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Anyway no point debating the 3rd choice flyhalf, because HM will refuse to sub his love child.

  • Comment 50, posted at 30.10.13 09:52:01 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 49) : ja I remember his few test caps. has 3 or 4 actually….but how would you rate his performances in those matches?? I know all about the talent Goosen has…but to me, especially in a pressure position like flyhalf, one needs to prove yourself in the domestic pressure matches (currie cup/super rugby play offs) – or if your team does not qualify then one must stand out even against top opposition who are dominating your pack!!! And for my mind he has yet to do that

    My 10 cents worth on the flyhalf debate. same at 9 really…

  • Comment 51, posted at 30.10.13 11:16:58 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 50) : OATH

  • Comment 52, posted at 30.10.13 11:17:30 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 50) : with Goosen in the squad, Lambie is probably HM’s 3rd choice flyhalf…

  • Comment 53, posted at 30.10.13 13:24:35 by Orelando_G Reply

  • @Orelando_G (Comment 53) :

    And third choice fullback!

  • Comment 54, posted at 30.10.13 13:28:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Orelando_G (Comment 53) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 54) : Not sure when his contract expires with the Sharks, but I can see him heading north pretty soon.

  • Comment 55, posted at 30.10.13 14:13:50 by Bokhoring Reply
  • I guess HM overheard Brussow telling a Bull’s joke to Lambie who made the mistake to laugh at it.

  • Comment 56, posted at 30.10.13 14:15:50 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @pienaar111 (Comment 46) :

    What a joke Catrakilis vs Goosen…….chalk and cheese stuff here.

    As for pressure, look no further than Goosen’s display against Oz in TEST match, something the Cat has never smelt

  • Comment 57, posted at 30.10.13 15:08:16 by Saffex Reply

  • @Saffex (Comment 57) : When you refer to Goosen’s performance against Oz, I can only presume you’re referring to the legendary Joggie “Bokbefok” Goosen’s performance in the ill-tempered test of 1934, because Johan Goosen had yet to produce the goods at test level. He looked better than Morne, I’ll grant you that, but that’s like saying he was first in the special class

  • Comment 58, posted at 30.10.13 19:53:52 by Culling Song Reply
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