Geo Cronje comeback for the Lions

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by BokMagic, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    The rumour mill is truly up and running- it appears as if former Bok, Bull and premiership second rower Geo Cronje is poised to make his comeback for the Lions during this year`s Currie Cup.

    Cronje, brother of current Bok no8 Jacques, who is probably more infamous for the sordid 2003 Quinton Davids race row, has returned to SA following a 3-year stint in the Premiership. Still only 26, he harbours ambitions of donning the green and gold again. Apparently he`s done a whole lot of soul-searching, as has returned home a changed man.

    His considerable bulk, experience, mobility and aggression would certainly be a major boost for the Lions, especially when coupled to the way that the Lions engine room has fired on all cylinders of late. Unfortunately, he`s been involved in a tractor accident on his farm, and couldn`t be considered for this year`s Super 14 as a result of the injuries he sustained.

    If he can get his act sorted, and according to reports he has, it would certainly make for an interesting proposition- Cronje and Bakkies Botha fighting it out for the Bok no4 jersey. In fact, with Cronje`s mobility, he might just be a cover option for Vic Matfield in the no5 jumper, even.

    Very good signing by the Lions IMO- just the type of experience that the pack might be lacking, especially on overseas tours.
     
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  3. rugbydump

    rugbydump Guest

    Wasn't that farm accident like over a year ago?? Can't believe he's still suffering from that. Must've been a bad one! Would be great to see him playing again.
     
  4. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    Yup, it was a pretty bad accident- blooming tractor fell on Geo, not too many okes would be able to walk away from something like that, let alone contemplating getting back to playing rugby again. Don`t think the shady world of rucks and mauls can hold much terror after surviving something like that!
     
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