Move up a gear, Hougie!

2012-06-12 14:14
Francoi Hougaard (Gallo Images)

Springbok and Bulls scrumhalf Francois Hougaard and his brand new sponsored Audi R8 V10 Spyder.

Pretoria - Judging by Sport24 readers' response to Francois Hougaard's new sponsored Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro, fans expect him to move up a gear in a Bok jersey against England in the second Test at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. Kick-off is at 17:00.

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In fact, some fans were even hoping Heyneke Meyer might trade Hougaard for a suped-up Ruan Pienaar!

The consensus seems to be that the Bulls and Springbok scrumhalf should put his foot on the gas and not the ball when getting it out the ruck...

Here's what Sport24 readers had to say:

"If he drives as fast as he gets the ball out the back of the scrum, the car wont go over 10km/h."
- Walter Bland

"Geen speeding fines vir hom nie hahaha!" - Smallies

"Keep left, pass, right?!" - Goyougoodthing

"He deserves a Ford Escort the way he played on Saturday." - Shakes Tshabalala

"Pienaar is technically a better scrumhalf than Hougie, but both of them are essential to the Bok cause going forward." - Travie Grif

"As die laaitie so 'n karretjie kry omdat hy oulik is, behoort ouens soos Fourie du Preez vir sy bydra in Springbok rugby 10 Ferrari's gekry het? En di hele weepee span 15 kruiwa's!!!" - Japjapjap

"He will probably put fur on the dash..." - Clifford Sithole

"Over-rated player. Give me Pienaar any day." - Christopher

"They should have given him a truck, because sometimes he carries 3 defenders on his back!" - Dewald Botha

"Sure Jacques Kallis would be able to give him some driving lessons." - Pieter du Plessis

"Al ry n aap n goue kar..." - lusciousville

"Obscene to give a 24 year-old kid a car like this. In the last test, Ruan Pienaar came on and showed him how to play scrumhalf."
- Burtfred Brown

"If he had played really well on Saturday they would have given him a Mercedes!"
- Ken Jay May

"Hope he drives better than Bob Skinstad..." - Paul

"If I was a top player I wouldn't settle for anything less than an Aston Martin." - Jeffrey Jones

"Hougaard, you deserve such a car. But please stop being so predictable behind the scrum." - Chrisko

"As Hougaart n Audi R8 werd is, gaan HM seker 'n Rolce Royce en n Bugatti kry?" - Richard

"He should take driving lessons for the next two weeks so Ruan Pienaar can start in his place." - Richard

Francois Hougaard: Does he need to step up a gear?


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