Wikus van Heerden returns to the Lions

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by munross, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. munross

    munross Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    http://www.rugbyweek.com/news/article.asp?id=23879

    Haven't seen much of him since he joined Saracens, but I can remember him really being "Captain Courageous" while he was playing for the Lions, will he be missed at Saracens?
     
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  3. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    Yes. He's an excellent, hardworking player. Sort of typifies Saracens of this season - solid, dependable, unfussy and South African.
     
  4. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Hugely missed. The guy has been absolutely immense for us these past two seasons and has worked in overdrive in the pack. South Africa won't know what hit them when Biggus Wickus comes back home...
     
  5. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    He has one hell of challenge to get back a spot with the Boks with the emergence of Deysel, Potgieter and Brussow.
     
  6. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Don't worry when crazy Pete comes to choose selection, Bigus Wickus will just sit on messrs Deysel, Potgieter and Brussow.

    <PdV> Tell me, Bigus Wickus, where are the other three?
    <BW> Er..nowhere! They all went on holiday to..er...Timbucktu!
    <PdV> Mein gott! Then it must be you! YOU! Now, let us go to the circus, I hear they tame lions
    <BW> hehehe...sucker.
     
  7. stormer2010

    stormer2010 Guest

    Well, just look at how the Bulls struggled without him in 2008 before Stegmana and Potgieter took a step up. I think the grunt and experience he would probably bring to the Lions will be invaluable. But what the Lions really need is to steady the boat. Getting Wikus and Burton francis on board and dropping Pretorius (poor Force) is a step in the right direction.

    Not too sure about King Carlos, though. Can anyone tell me how the old man has been playing recently? Can't see him as a mentor for Francis as the games they play are vastly different.
     
  8. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Heh well for Glaws he was being outshone by a few other players like Nicky Robinson and a few others so he was mostly on the bench.
     
  9. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    Meh, Wikus was always 'never quite there' in my opinion. A good player, but never brilliant. Now if Schalk Brits was coming back to the Lions, i would be excited. Such a talented hooker! Stupid quota forcing players like Shimange and Rallapele in the team pretty much caused him to leave. :(
     
  10. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Brits loves it at Saracens. He has a huge grin every time he comes off the pitch and sees the fans. Gets a standing ovation every time.
     
  11. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jer1cho @ Jan 19 2010, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Yeah I agree, Wikus will probably not play for the Boks, as a 1st choice player at least, he could be a fringe player though. He is a great club/provincial though and the Lions are lucky to have him. I'd much rather have some props come back, we have enough loose-forwards!
     
  12. munross

    munross Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Jan 19 2010, 03:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    He also got that every time whilst playing for the Stormers
     
  13. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Hes had it more at Saracens though.
     
  14. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

  15. munross

    munross Guest

    What you laughing at honeyball?
     
  16. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Lem can kill a small village with a single thought... or just tackle them stukkend
     
  17. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    I think Schalk is having more fun at Saracens....

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    I mean, look at that grin...
     
  18. stormer2010

    stormer2010 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Intercept King JdV @ Jan 19 2010, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    He also got that every time whilst playing for the Stormers
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    Speak for yourself. Brits (though I like him as a person), Watson leaving our shores is the best thing to happen to the Stormers for a while. No more forwards getting mixed up in the backline and getting isolated/ turning over ball/ greedy play.
     
  19. Choppie

    Choppie Guest

    I hope Wikus does well this year. He deserves to be included in the Bok team.
     
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