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Boks forced into late change

2011-07-21 06:53

Sydney -   Sharks lock Alistair Hargreaves was on Thursday drafted into the Springboks' starting line-up for Saturday's Tri-Nations opener against Australia in Sydney, the team said.

Hargreaves replaced Johann Muller, who failed to pass a fitness assessment on a strained hamstring.

Hargreaves' place on the reserves bench has been taken by his Sharks team-mate Ryan Kankowski.

Teams

Australia: 15 Kurtley Beale; 14 James O'Connor, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Pat McCabe, 11 Digby Ioane; 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia; 8 Ben McCalman, 7 David Pocock, 6 Rocky Elsom (capt); 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons; 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Sekope Kepu

Substitutes: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Pekahou Cowan, 18 Nathan Sharpe, 19 Matt Hodgson, 20 Scott Higginbotham, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Anthony Faingaa

South Africa: 15 Gio Aplon; 14 Bjorn Basson, 13 Juan De Jongh, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Lwazi Mvovo; 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar; 8 Ashley Johnson ,7 Danie Rossouw, 6 Deon Stegmann; 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Flip van der Merwe; 3 Werner Kruger, 2 John Smit (capt), 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Ryan Kankowski, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Adrian Jacobs, 22 Patrick Lambie

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Comments
  • Paul - 2011-07-21 07:08

    GO BOKKE ....

      Rolie - 2011-07-21 07:18

      Is Ricky Januarie injured???

      Tools1 - 2011-07-21 08:08

      Yip and so too Earl Rose what a damb shame...... could have used those two!

      Gazza69 - 2011-07-21 08:24

      We are going to struggle in the lineouts.........

      BlouBos - 2011-07-21 08:24

      @ Rolie - Ricky had withdraw from the Boks squad and announced his retirement from International rugby.

      Paddy - 2011-07-21 10:25

      Nog n besering!?Poefters!

      Chris B - 2011-07-21 14:53

      The combination of Ashley-Cooper, Beale & O'Connor will find all sorts of cracks in the wide defence of the Bok backline - De Jongh, Basson and Mvovo are poor on defence & Aplon is too light to stop the train that will hit him time and time again.

  • Bulldozer - 2011-07-21 07:10

    This oke doesn't belong there.

      gooinat - 2011-07-21 07:26

      Hahahahaahm@Rolie,Lloyd die manne is vroeg op jou case,more:):)

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 07:28

      Rollie gaan speel met jou tollie

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-21 07:45

      More gooinat en AGENT. Ja gooinat, almal baklei al ewig met my en ek weet nie hoekom nie.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 07:49

      Reacher as ek queer was waar kom jy vandaan?,stuur groete vir jou ma

      Raka13 - 2011-07-21 08:26

      Julle ouens is weer vroeg op jul stukke. Lloyd dit is 'n goeie vraag, wonder wat is die mense se probleem met jou? Wie is rolie-tolie?

      Kok - 2011-07-21 10:12

      Sou Wicus van Heerden nie 'n beter opsie gewees het nie?

      Paddy - 2011-07-21 10:26

      Te veel dom Bulle in die span.Aussies met 20+

      BlouBos - 2011-07-21 11:03

      @Paddy - groete aan jou daar in Khayelitsha en stuur groete aan al die Bayana Bayana grils.

      Reacher - 2011-07-21 12:48

      @Bloody Agent. Ek kom van my pa af jou dom poepol... Ek het haar gese, sy se sy sal daar wees more vir die haarsny

  • Paul - 2011-07-21 07:10

    poor sharks team are going to end up with no players soon

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 07:34

      Nah they will buy some more Frenchies

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-21 07:45

      Hulle het blybaar klaar vir Thierry Lacroix n offer gemaak.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 07:50

      Ek hoor Serge Blanco en Olivier Roumat is ook genader

      BlouBos - 2011-07-21 08:28

      Sebastien Chabal, Earl Rose, Bolla Conradie, Hilton Lobberts en Luke Watson ook oppad Sharks toe.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 08:39

      Ek hoor Frik Du Preez het die offer van die hand gewys,hy se blykbaar hy speel net in n wenspan wat dit deurvoer tot op die einde

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-21 10:03

      Ja, en ou Frik is nie so n groot hasbeen nie.

      Paddy - 2011-07-21 10:27

      Lloyd gaan was jou baas se kar jou kanaalbarber kommentaar grens aan vertraagdheid.

      Paul - 2011-07-21 12:38

      Dear subscriber Blue Bulls games will no longer be shown on Supersport channels, as Supersport is the Channel of Champions. Blue Bulls games will be moved to the History Channel.

      BlouBos - 2011-07-21 13:54

      Paul, waar val jy uit. Hierdie Joke is al in1999 vertel, dit is tans 2011.

  • Preshan - 2011-07-21 07:14

    5 sharks players on the bench. watch them make a difference when they come in... PAT, Kanko.Dysel. going to bounce them.

      smallies - 2011-07-21 07:19

      hulle kon nie die saders bounce nie.

      Dev and Ilze Britton - 2011-07-21 07:38

      @smallies - At least they scored some points against the Crusaders. What was the Bulls' score against the 'Saders again?? 27-0 wasn't it???

      Reacher - 2011-07-21 07:41

      @smallies - te minste het hulle daar uitgekom, gaan speel met jou boyfriend

      smallies - 2011-07-21 07:46

      daar is net een sa span wat die saders kon bounce....en dit was NIE die tjarks of bulls of wiepie nie

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-21 07:47

      Dev & Elise, daai chirp gaan geen effek op smallies hê nie. Hy is n Cheetah supporter. Probeer maar iets anders. Terloops smallies, ek stem saam met jou.

      BardofAvon - 2011-07-21 08:57

      Yes, Preshan, it's not a knock-out so the Sharks players should be fine.

      BlouBos - 2011-07-21 10:33

      Like they bounced off Sunny Bill Williams.

      Paul - 2011-07-21 13:09

      Dear subscriber Blue Bulls games will no longer be shown on Supersport channels, as Supersport is the Channel of Champions. Blue Bulls games will be moved to the History Channel.

  • Sme - 2011-07-21 07:18

    Preshan....Kanko struggles at the level, he just fades in the background which is rather sad as at S15 level he is awesome, just cant seem to make the step up.... Does anyone know where Francois Hougardt is? Is he injured or what?

      René Müller - 2011-07-21 07:30

      @Sme, He is injured yes! I believe its been raining in Aussie land for the last 2 days! JS tweeted that everything is soaked and they even had an 'in-house' training session today. I doubt we will see a fast paced game come Saturday, Ruan will fit in nicely & he should be used to those conditions.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 07:42

      More Rene,jy sal opmerk ons het weer n paar slim manne hier wat weer baie te se het oor Bulls en hulle spelers

      gooinat - 2011-07-21 07:48

      @Alwyn,net soos jy wat baie het om te se van die Sharks!!!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 07:52

      Baie te se oor die Sharks? wie ek? Nee wat hulle begin elke jaar soos Champs en eindig soos scamps,gelukkig het hulle wp laas jaar in die final gespeel anders was dit ook nog n maar jaar gewees

      René Müller - 2011-07-21 07:53

      @Agent, jy ken mos die gesegde "Wat die hart van vol is, loop die mond van oor". Daar's baie goed om te se soos: Jealousy makes you nasty ens ens. Steur my min aan hulle. Voordat hierdie 'slim manne" se spanne bereik het wat die Bulle bereik het, moet hulle shhhhh!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 07:59

      Rene dan gaan daar n doodse stilte vir baie jare wees want hull kan en sal nooit die Bulls kan ewenaar nie

      Coach18 - 2011-07-21 08:47

      Hougaard would have brough a new factor to our game plan, he controlles the game nicely between forwards and backs. He is learning nicely and as for Wil Genia being one of the best half backs in the world look out Houggie is still going to upset alot of teams in his carreer! We should see the kicking game come out and typical 10 man grind it out rugby, but the team that is brave enough to expand the game in tough conditions will come out tops, should they pull it off! We have a great side and i cant complain about anyone in the side as my job is to support the Boks and Bulls win or lose! Go Bokke!

      BardofAvon - 2011-07-21 08:59

      Love your work, Rene. The Bulls are definitely the "thinking person's rugby team".

      BringITon007 - 2011-07-21 10:45

      @agent - Jy's reg. Hull gaan nie die Bulls ewenaar nie verbysteek is beter!!!

  • Sme - 2011-07-21 07:18

    Oh yes and GO BOKKEEEEEEEEEEEEE :-)

  • BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 07:34

    Ek sou eerder vir Fudge ingesit het

      gooinat - 2011-07-21 07:40

      Ek stem, ons kort 'n bietjie kleur daar in die voorspelers,gary Boshoff sal ook seker saam met jou stem!!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-21 07:47

      Go Fudge!!!

      InternetMan - 2011-07-21 07:51

      Stem saam.

      BlouBos - 2011-07-21 08:36

      Stem saam met Fudge, hy is 'n regte Blou Bul yster en hy het sy trade in die regte provinsie geleer en hy is ordentelik groot gemaak met Pap en Vleis..............dalk die volgende Bok kaptein?

      The_Fox - 2011-07-21 08:47

      Wie's Fudge Packer?

      BlouBos - 2011-07-21 10:41

      @The_Fox - jy is hierdie eenkeer verskoon vir jou onkunde . As jy mooi gelees het sou jy gesien het hy is die volgende Bok kaptein. Weet jy nou wie hy is, kom ek gee jou 'n clue? hy is 'n Blou Bul. Nog 'n clue? Hy is 'n slot (beter as Alistair Hargreaves)............wel ek sien jy snap dit nie. Dit is Fudge Mabeta, die volgend Bok kaptein.

  • Bruce Dundee - 2011-07-21 07:42

    If the oke shaved his beard he'd look like a girl.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 07:53

      bad sheep,get the sheeps hind legs out of your gumboots,not fair he cant run away

      Gazza69 - 2011-07-21 08:27

      Even if he looked like a girl, it wouldn't distract the aussies.......they prefer sheep in long grass....

      The_Fox - 2011-07-21 08:48

      Baaaaaaaad Bruce Baaaaaaaaad

  • Vaughn Jacobs - 2011-07-21 07:57

    Why are the Aussie allowed to play with 17 ??!! Smit & Olivier also plays for them.....

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-21 08:00

      Vaughn,jou chirp suck,en jy weet duidelik nie wat om jou aangaan nie,miskien moet jy nie so vroeg begin suip nie

      Tools1 - 2011-07-21 08:13

      I dont think that sound like a chirp enticed by booze....methinks there is a bit of giggle twig involved.

      Gazza69 - 2011-07-21 08:29

      Hey give the guy a break....maybe he is just dumb! lol

  • Green Tea - 2011-07-21 08:07

    Would've probably preferred moving Danie to lock, Hargreaves is reasonably good in the line out but scrumming is a bit weak.

      The_Fox - 2011-07-21 08:49

      Hargreaves is overrated, sorry, but that's my opinion.

      Kevin - 2011-07-21 09:18

      Exactly what i was thinking. He is a massive liability in the scrum. I'm actually happy that we resting Muller.

  • MB1810 - 2011-07-21 08:43

    Please tell me how this works? Brussouw and Muller both pass fitness tests on the day of thier flights, then they get to Aus and both of them are injured again? Seriously, if they were not 100% ready they should have just stayed in SA and recovered properly. Now thats good management for you!

      The_Fox - 2011-07-21 08:51

      They got injured whilst seated in the plain. Same thing happened to Andre Pretorius.

      Tools1 - 2011-07-21 09:10

      Het jy al op n vliegtuig probeer porridge pomp!? dis so beknop en dis groot manne die.Toe ek onlangs op n aeroplane n broodtjie knyp het ek ook byna n spier geskeer.

      Tools1 - 2011-07-21 09:15

      het jy al probeer porriage pomp op n aeroplane. Dis grrot manne die. Ek het ook onlang probeer om n broodtjie te knyp op n aeroplane en my hammy amper geskeer!

      The_Fox - 2011-07-21 09:18

      Tools1 Hahahahaha

  • BardofAvon - 2011-07-21 08:56

    Good choice. Pity a player of his calibre is wasted on the Sharks (Just kidding...!).

      Kevin - 2011-07-21 09:13

      Hargreaves is weak he's not had, even a single outstanding game for the sharks. yet, here is, in the team.

  • Kevin - 2011-07-21 09:04

    Eish, this is not good news. I dont rate Hargreaves at all, especially at scrum time. Kruger is going to go backwards in the scrum, the same way the Sharks front row were against the saders

  • StBad - 2011-07-21 09:13

    I reckon Danie to lock and Deysel or Kanko in as loosie might've been a better switch

  • Kok - 2011-07-21 10:11

    Sou Wicus van Heerden nie 'n beter opsie gewees het nie? Vra maar net.

  • Jason - 2011-07-21 11:48

    i love this mix,all class players! all i know im backing the boks for the tri nations and WC,and whats more classy...we resting more classy players...so heres to thumb YOU and have a nice day

  • herb77@24.com - 2011-07-21 12:08

    OK so now the experience levels drop a bit. Nervous about No4 and 5. Hope No.8 really comes to the party, he has done well. Poor Chiliboy, always the bridesmaid never the bride.

  • bevan10 - 2011-07-21 12:35

    Why doesnt Danie go to lock and Deysel go to flank? I dont rate Hargreaves

  • joe joe - 2011-07-21 14:27

    @tools1.. that was funny

  • joe joe - 2011-07-21 14:41

    And you? if you shaved your head you'd look like a roll on deodorant for king kong

  • Jason - 2011-07-22 13:23

    hier kom die bokke...hier kom die bokke...hoes ,tie tie tie tie tie tie tie...hier kom die bokke hier kom die bokke hoes...tie tie tie tie tie tie

  • Carl Muller - 2011-07-22 15:57

    Bokke all the WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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