No Cardiff run-out for Jannie

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 24 Nov 2014 at 13:44
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Well, in news that is likely to surprise nobody at all, the most overplayed guy in Rugby 2015, Doctor Jan Nathaniel du Plessis, has been ruled out of the Springboks’ final test of the season, against Wales in Cardiff this weekend.

When Jannie limped off against England ten days ago, it was blindingly clear to all save, I guess, the Bok management, that his season was over. Having started every one of the Boks’ 11 tests in 2014 up to and including Twickenham, as well as the vast majority of Sharks Super Rugby games hank to Jake White’s refusal to rotate, it was patently clear that Jannie needed a break. For some inexplicable reason, though, he was kept on tour and dragged all the way to Italy and back as a spectator, rather than simply being sent home to recuperate in the Durban sunshine/

Let’s hope sanity will now prevail and Jannie will be given a decent rest ahead of yet another grueling season in 2015.

Coenie Ooehstuihen and Julian Redelinghuys are expected to share the tighthead duties against Wales, as they did against Italy.


  • Nathaniel…!? 😯

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.11.14 13:46:26 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 1) : 😀

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.11.14 13:48:19 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • Might not be the worst thing in the world if Jannie is given off the fist few games of Super Rugby

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.11.14 13:48:50 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Good, give the man a break

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.11.14 13:49:11 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • Boks quite likely gonna take a loss this weekend.

    I hope Beast and Bismark are given another rest.

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.11.14 13:49:46 by Big Fish Reply
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  • And a beautiful hot sunny Durban it is 🙂

    I’d like to see all the Boks be given the first qtr. of SR off….and only start playing games around the half-way mark. (or whatever the latest research shows in terms of time required for peaking at the right moment)

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.11.14 13:53:58 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Culling Song (Comment 1) : yup 🙂

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.11.14 13:54:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • By all means give Jannie some time off, by no means have Coenie Oosthuizen fill his shoes.

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.11.14 14:06:34 by coolfusion Reply

  • Ruan Dreyer, Julian Redelinghuys either should have started NOT Coenie.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.11.14 14:09:35 by coolfusion Reply

  • What are our (sharks) prospects for Tighthead? At the moment all we have is Adriaanse and at times he looks too weak. Du Toit was a tighthead in highschool. Dale Chadwick has also wanted to develop at tighthead for a while now, hasn’t he?

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.11.14 14:13:04 by coolfusion Reply

  • With all the overseas Boks not available, who exactly is available for Wales? Are we looking to face their no.1 side or a second string?

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.11.14 14:15:47 by SheldonK Reply

  • Let him take a break. He more than deserves one.

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.11.14 14:24:50 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Interestingly is that the Doc has never ever scored a super rugby try. poor oke having played over a 100 games in super rugby.
    Super Rugby
    Years Club / team Caps (points)
    2006–07 Cheetahs 26 (0)
    2008– Sharks 106 (0)

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.11.14 14:50:21 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 13) : And Beast has only scored 2. Both very recently. That’s because we have proper meat & bone props, not fat wings as is the recent trend. They know their job and do it well, leave the scoring to the loosies & backs

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.11.14 14:59:33 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 9) :

    so for how long have you been a closet Lions supporter ? 😛

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.11.14 15:36:29 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 10) : our tight heads, in order, are Jannie, Lourens, Matt Stevens, Marne Coetzee, Bart le Roux, Ruan Kramer

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.11.14 16:50:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • Don’t know the last three but no 2 and 3 on thr list was a huge disappointment in this year’s Currie cup!!!!! Really hope their form vets sorted in the off season otherwise it will once again be a very hard and long year for Doc!!!!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.11.14 17:15:03 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 17) : Well, Lourens scrummed well but was rubbish in general play in Super Rugby; he was great in general play but didn’t scrum so well in the Currie Cup. So just get both aspects right in Super Rugby 2015 and Lourens will be great!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.11.14 21:06:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I’m just chuffed that Jannie got these two weeks off! Relax big man and be ready for a big year next year.

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.11.14 21:08:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Oh, and I am sure the Sharks will rotate Jannie more next season!

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.11.14 21:08:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 18) : ja he seems to be one of those players that played great rugby until he landed in Durbs. He bas just not plqyed the same rugby that made him a bok!!!! Like you said hope in 2015 they can sort that!!!!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.11.14 22:13:26 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 18) : I would not just blame the props for our scrum woes in CC – we had a back 5 who where also not contributing much.

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.11.14 08:20:30 by Bokhoring Reply
  • I for one am very glad janne-man is getting a few days off. Sad it had to take an injury to bring it about. I told my dad a while ago if they continue to abuse the man like this he’s going to break down, and i fear it would happen just before the RWC. At least with BV in the mix again we will see a lot more rotation, a real welcoming prospect ahead of the wc.

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.11.14 08:54:21 by Stiko85 Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 22) : I absolutely agree! I was just simplifying the matter and being a bit fascetious!

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.11.14 10:05:31 by pastorshark Reply
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