Springbok squad for EOYT

Discussion in 'International Test Matches' started by munross, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. munross

    munross Guest

    Might be a bit early to choose already but these are the players that I feel will be picked.PDV said that he's gonna take 37 players, so here is mine:
    Forwards = 19
    Backs = 18

    Props(5)

    *Beast Mtawarira
    *Gurthro Steenkamp
    *John Smit©
    *Wicus Blaauw
    *Jannie du Plessis

    Hookers(3)

    *Bismarck du Plessis
    *Tiaan Liebenberg
    *Chiliboy Ralepelle

    Locks(5)

    *Victor Matfield
    *Bakkies Botha
    *Andries Bekker
    *Anton van Zyl / Steven Sykes (both of them had a good year so far)
    *Johann Muller

    Loose Forwards(6)

    *Schalk Burger
    *Ryan Kankowski
    *Jean Deysel
    *Heinrich Brussow
    *Pierre Spies
    *Dewald Potgieter / Juan Smith

    Scrum Halves(4)

    *Fourie du Preez
    *Enrico Januarie
    *Sarel Pretorius
    *Rory Kockott

    Fly Halves(3)***

    *Morne Steyn
    *Ruan Pienaar
    *Peter Grant / Naas Olivier (close between the 2 of them)

    Centers(4)

    *Wynand Olivier
    *Jaque Fourie
    *Adrian Jacobs
    *Doppies la Grange / Juan de Jongh

    Wings(4)

    *Bryan Habana
    *JP Pietersen
    *Akona Ndungane / Odwa Ndungane (1 of the 2 brothers)
    *Jonki Nokwe

    Fullbacks(3)***

    *Zane Kirchner
    *Riaan Viljoen
    *Joe Pietersen


    ***Earl <strike>"useless c**t, can't catch or kick a ball, dumb-arse idiot"</strike> Rose will probably worm his way into one of these positions :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Juan VdS

    Juan VdS Guest

    Don't know about Müller. Even if he does get over his fractured arm, he won't have enough game time to maintain a decent performance. I would love to see a Brüssow - Deysel - Kankowski combination. Riaan Swanepoel should be included as well, perhaps over Adi Jacobs.
     
  4. ChiefsFan

    ChiefsFan Guest

    What's happened to JdV? Is he injured?
     
  5. Juan VdS

    Juan VdS Guest

    Since Jean de Villiers signed with Munster, he became ineligible to play with the Boks. The same happens with Frans Steyn. The current policy aims to keep their best players in SA, which in the long run preserves the quality of the competition.

    I can sort of understand why JdV moved to Europe. But Frans? He's too young to start thinking about how much he'll get paid -- and I think that was a pretty stupid move.
     
  6. ChiefsFan

    ChiefsFan Guest

    Wait, I thought in SA they could play for overseas clubs...? Isn't that how Percy Montgomery played for them last year? Along with some others (or so I thought)?
     
  7. Nickdnz

    Nickdnz Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (ChiefsFan @ Oct 11 2009, 05:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Yeah, SA do have a number of players they can take, that are signed with over seas clubs. The only two reasons I can think why JdV and Steyn wouldn't get included is -
    A ). Wern't releaced from their clubs during the Tests.
    B ). Perhaps PDV wanted to grow players for the 2011 RWC for the 2011 RWC.
    C ). Changed selection policy?
     
  8. munross

    munross Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Nickdnz @ Oct 11 2009, 12:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Yeah, SA do have a number of players they can take, that are signed with over seas clubs. The only two reasons I can think why JdV and Steyn wouldn't get included is -
    A ). Wern't releaced from their clubs during the Tests.
    B ). Perhaps PDV wanted to grow players for the 2011 RWC for the 2011 RWC.
    C ). Changed selection policy?
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    They changed the selection policy and players like Steyn and JDV knew about it before they signed for overseas clubs.
     
  9. Juan VdS

    Juan VdS Guest

    Let us also consider... the PDV Factor!

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    :D
     
  10. stormer2010

    stormer2010 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Intercept King JdV @ Oct 10 2009, 10:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
     
  11. stormer2010

    stormer2010 Guest

    Springbok squad or 2009 EoYT
    Sarugby.com

    Forwards (20): John Smit (Sharks, captain - 90), Victor Matfield (Blue Bulls, vice-captain - 89), Andries Bekker (Western Province - 18), Bakkies Botha (Blue Bulls - 63), Heinrich Brüssow (Cheetahs - 10), Schalk Burger – Western Province - 53), Bismarck du Plessis (Natal Sharks - 30), Jannie du Plessis (Natal Sharks - 12), Alistair Hargreaves (Natal Sharks - 0), Ashley Johnson (Cheetahs - 0), Ryan Kankowski (Natal Sharks - 10), Bandise Maku (Blue Bulls - 0), Tendai Mtawarira (Natal Sharks - 19), Dewald Potgieter (Blue Bulls - 0), Chiliboy Ralepelle (Blue Bulls - 8), Davon Raubenheimer – Griquas - 0), Danie Rossouw (Blue Bulls - 43), Pierre Spies (Blue Bulls - 28), Gurthrö Steenkamp (Blue Bulls - 22), Heinke van der Merwe (Lions - 1).

    Backs (17): Heini Adams – Blue Bulls - 0), Meyer Bosman (Cheetahs - 3), Juan de Jongh (Western Province - 0), Fourie du Preez (Blue Bulls - 52), Jaque Fourie (Lions - 51), Bryan Habana (Blue Bulls - 54), Francois Hougaard (Blue Bulls - 0), Adi Jacobs (Natal Sharks - 28), Zane Kirchner (Blue Bulls - 1), Odwa Ndungane (Natal Sharks - 6), Jongi Nokwe (Cheetahs - 4), Wynand Olivier (Blue Bulls - 24), Ruan Pienaar (Natal Sharks - 35), JP Pietersen (Natal Sharks - 30), Earl Rose (Lions - 0), Morné Steyn (Blue Bulls - 9), Riaan Viljoen – Griquas - 0).


    Hmmmmmmm...
     
  12. stormer2010

    stormer2010 Guest

  13. stormer2010

    stormer2010 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Juan VdS @ Oct 11 2009, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    LOL, Juan, the PDivvy factor was huge this itm round! I am hoping though that sanity will prevail in the selections of the 22 for the tests. I mean, picking one province's 4th choice hooker to be Bok when their are definately 9 others I can think of? Wow. Hargreaves and Raubenheimer.. I am still reeling
     
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