De Villiers Goooone!

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by Juggernaut, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Gotta feel sorry for this bloke. Guess it's not meant to be.

    See you in 2011.
     
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  3. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    Well it was always gonna be a risk playing him in the opening game, what with bruised ribs and all.

    Shame, poor guy. Made his test debut for the Boks in 2002, also in France. Lasted only 8 minutes before he ended up injured. And then, just as he got himself back into form, got the nod for the 2003 squad. Got ruled out from the RWC when he got injured in a warm-up game against one of the Currie Cup B-section games. A real pity, gotta feel for the bloke.

    So I guess Steyn now gets elevated to the starting 12 jersey, and probably Waylon Murray gets a plane ticket to France.
     
  4. rsea

    rsea Guest

    Was a brutal 1st 30mins last night
    Surprised more boks aren't worse for wear
     
  5. candybum

    candybum Guest

    shouldnt of played their top players against these island teams i supposed lol..

    man injuries might play a big part in dictating the winner of the WC, wilkinson of eng, gerrard of aus, and now de villiers of SA!!
     
  6. Bull

    Bull Guest

    I won't mind Steyn playing at 12, he made a huge impact when he came on and really sparked the Bok side.
     
  7. Fushitsusha

    Fushitsusha Guest

    I think Steyn could do good things for South Africa playing at inside centre.

    If South Africa are going to continue with Butch James at flyhalf they could probably do with someone with a bit of flair outside of him.
     
  8. gld1

    gld1 Guest

    Yep that Steyn guy looked pretty handy - will be intersted to see how he fairs against an organised defence like England...Samoa were starting to get a bit ragid by the time he came on...
     
  9. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    So Waylon Murray didn`t get his shot, and Wayne Julies is flying out on Tuesday as JDV`s replacement. Good opportunity for Julies, a player that for some reason a lot of Saffas don`t rate. He`s got good, soft hands, pretty impressive reading of the game and is solid if unspectacular on defense. So basically 200 times the player that Wynand Crashball Olivier is.....
     
  10. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Good choice IMO. Julies is one player who I really rated above Olivier (What does JW see in this guy?).
     
  11. Whazthisname

    Whazthisname Guest

    Yeah Steyn is a good choice outside James because Steyn has a bit of flair. However he does also have the odd mistake in him too which can be a problem in the big games
     
  12. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    Mate, I`d rate Nonu, Farrell and Henson over Olivier, and now I`m being perfectly serious. I guess Jake must like a blonde mop at 12, can`t think of any other reason really.
     
  13. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Silver lining is that SA were never going to win the tournament with de V in the centre.
     
  14. Bull

    Bull Guest



    And that's the truth with some cheese on it! :p
     
  15. BOKean

    BOKean Guest

    lets hope frans can settle into 12 and stay there!
     
  16. LockG.R.F.C

    LockG.R.F.C Guest

    Sooo sad to hear that hes gone.A brilliant player. Wanted him to do well in this world cup but... Don't you you just hate getting injured?
     
  17. Glorzifen

    Glorzifen Guest

    Imagine the experience Steyn will get though. I feel sorry for JDV of course, but from the Bok perspective...it could have been worse. Steyn his an able replacement.

    As for Julies...we'll just have to see then won't we?
     
  18. jaco

    jaco Guest

    I really feel for him but he is always injured when he is not playing in the right place.
    They should play him at 13
     
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