Twelve Boks placed on standby

2011-08-24 15:21

Cape Town - The Springbok selectors on Wednesday confirmed the names of 12 players who have been placed on standby should the Rugby World Cup squad be affected by injury.

Meanwhile a number of players sat out the first squad training session on Wednesday.

Peter de Villiers, Springbok coach, said that they were all as the result of bumps and bruises picked up in Saturday’s victory over New Zealand.

“If there was a Test match on Saturday, they’d all be available to play other than Frans Steyn (hamstring) and Patrick Lambie (shoulder),” said de Villiers.

“We’ll have a full squad to choose from for the first match of the tournament on September 9.”

The standby squad is: 

Zane Kirchner - Blue Bulls
Lwazi Mvovo - Sharks
Wynand Olivier - Blue Bulls
Elton Jantjies - Golden Lions
Charl McLeod - Sharks
Ashley Johnson - Free State Cheetahs
Jean Deysel - Sharks
Gerhard Mostert - Stade Francais
Alistair Hargreaves - Sharks
Dean Greyling - Blue Bulls
Werner Kruger - Blue Bulls
Adriaan Strauss - Free State Cheetahs


  • gooinat - 2011-08-24 15:26

    Lets just hope that there are no injuries as some of those players named are good Super 15 players and are not up to international standard,however if by chance they are called up we will still back them because we support our country,hey Chief Kok!!!!!!!!!

      Pictureof - 2011-08-24 15:57

      Agreed , hope there are no injuries to the first selection, so these backup 12 do not have to go and share in the humiliatian we will encounter in NZ.

      Bandleader - 2011-08-24 17:33

      We really hope that none of these 12 are required. The 30 that have been picked are the only ones we have, my only worry is that they're probably not up to the task of wining the RWC. But we support the Boks no matter what!!

      Jay - 2011-08-25 12:27

      I still feel sorry for Mvovo, think he should be there!

  • jk - 2011-08-24 15:29

    from bad to wors...

      Jimmyfuse - 2011-08-24 15:42

      what a cock!!!

      jk - 2011-08-24 15:50

      cock? yes!france to win w/cup!!!

      Shark-Chic - 2011-08-24 15:51

      yummmm...wors rolls.......

      jk - 2011-08-24 15:56

      snorre rolls...

      Freddie - 2011-08-24 16:28

      le Coq

      jk - 2011-08-25 08:38

      greamebb- you told me how good i was last night

      Sharkie4ever - 2011-08-25 09:48

      @jk - France has never won it, could not even do it in their own back yard! At least SA did it in their own back yard after missing out on the first two World Cups!

  • jk - 2011-08-24 15:30

    meisiekind ook daar...ons wil regtig nie wen nie...

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-24 16:08


      Ant - 2011-08-24 16:13

      @ Bulldozer...You call him a Idiot, but you can not even spell the word yourself.

      JanPierewiet - 2011-08-24 16:40

      @ Ant... Dis die Afrikaanse spelling, ouboet!

      twincamsam - 2011-08-24 16:56

      3 blonds sit in 'n kroeg. Wie weet die minste van rugby af? Wynand Olivier...

      Stompies - 2011-08-24 17:05

      Inderdaad idiote - watter SA binnesenter het vanjaar die meeste S15 driee gedruk?

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-24 18:41

      @Ant - it is "an idiot". Dom idioot.

      BLOUBOK - 2011-08-24 21:47

      WO enige dag beter as Juan de Jongh. Beter op aanval, verdediging en hy vrek nie aanhoudend met die bal soos de Jongh nie.

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-24 22:21

      Ha ha ha!!! Sê hom Graeme!

      kAASkOP - 2011-08-25 11:43

      Timotei is ook in ja, geen diepte in die span nie...

  • Grampa - 2011-08-24 15:31

    Not that I think Charl McLeod is not good enough ( I am a Sharks supporter after all ), but I have got to think that Jano Vermaak is unlucky not to get the nod.

      jk - 2011-08-24 15:33

      grampa- wp by 18!!!!!!

      Hanjo - 2011-08-24 15:41

      Jano is unlucky indeed.

      Tools1 - 2011-08-24 15:48


      jk - 2011-08-24 15:51

      tools- let jk help you with your problems, its PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Malcolm - 2011-08-24 15:59

      Jk you support PROVINE? I'm not familiar with that team. Whose Provine? Your problem is you can't spell. SHARKS FOREVER!!

      Netherlands - 2011-08-24 16:28

      jk just made a total d oo s of himself... PROVINE???? WTF is PROVINE? ROFLMAO!!!

  • Rashied Wilkinson - 2011-08-24 15:34

    Zane Kirchner & Wynand Olivier... really? really? really? If anything Schalk Brits name deserves to be up there.

      Grampa - 2011-08-24 15:36

      100% agree............Schalk is a machine.

      nicky22 - 2011-08-24 15:59

      I agree Those 2 are has beens before they started playing rugby

      StBad - 2011-08-24 16:12

      With the rationing of potential Springbok hookers, do we really need to add another one to the problem...

      RandomDude - 2011-08-24 17:44

      Yes on Schalk B .. it's beyond me why he's not taking Smit's place

      dave.cohen2 - 2011-08-24 17:48

      Have you ever watched a rugby match? You must be a Western Province supporter! Schalk Brits is not on a par with any of the three hookers chosen. On form, they would rank in this order: Bismarck; Chilliboy and John. I don't even think Brits would rank in the top six in this country! If I wanted to sabotage a country's chances then I would choose Brits to become an England player!!!

      Douglas - 2011-08-24 18:06

      Indeed! With all the apparent emphasis on versatility, Schalk B's name deserved a mention somewhere! He could play anything from hooker to flank to center, and not disappoint. In fact, he'd probably outshine the 'specialists' half the time. I'd bet in an emergency he could play on wing or even fullback, the guy's got pace, brawn, a pair of hands, natural skill & nous allround. What the heck is Odwa doing there?? No Lwazi?? And talkin of hasbeens, don't forget Danie Rossouw. His work rate is less than a SAMWU employee on strike.

      Consequent33 - 2011-08-24 18:11

      obviously dave.cohen only watches sa rugby

      ChumScrubber - 2011-08-26 14:33

      Douglas, Odwa is one of the most reliable players in the country - Lwazi was shown up badly in defence recently, all he has is pace, nothing else. Odwa is a finisher - seems to always be in the right place to collect that final pass, even with his relative lack of pace.

  • Danie - 2011-08-24 15:38

    Elton Jantjies is net so pateties soos snorre!!!

      Hanjo - 2011-08-24 15:40

      hy speel brilliant rugby week in en uit vir die log-leading Lions,

      Danie - 2011-08-24 15:42

      Whaaaaaa hahahahahahaha

      RL - 2011-08-24 15:42

      dude your comment is pathetic. brick.

      Renny Meere - 2011-08-24 15:52

      He's kicking abilities let the Lions down last weekend, they could have won if he was better

      DeonL - 2011-08-24 15:53

      Elton was nearly the hero last week end. His last kick was a little too far for him.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-24 16:30

      PLZ people... Elton is WORSE than Earl! Just thank your lucky stars EARL was not in the "BACK-UP" team!

      Franklyn - 2011-08-24 20:30

      please dont mention Earl Rose ever again unless hes going to the blue bulls,then i will crack a beer.

      Patriot - 2011-08-25 07:07

      Seems like some of you guys know more than John Mitchell. Lions were stupid to choose him as coach instead of one of you guys that comment on this site.

  • Porra - 2011-08-24 15:38

    HKGK - Coenie? Sarel?

  • Anneleen - 2011-08-24 15:38

    Welcome to the group-feel like calling you the Super 12...thank you for representing SA...go Bokke!!!!!

  • Ulrich - 2011-08-24 15:39


  • jay - 2011-08-24 15:42

    We play a very physical stayle of rugby. What do we expect? Players will be bruised etc. However, come RWC time, the intensity will be higher, time between games shorter. I hope that there will be no major injuries, with our team and with others! Let the games begin...

  • - 2011-08-24 15:45

    Basson should be there.....

      Bokmad - 2011-08-24 15:54

      IMHO - WC rugby is a defence game, and Basson couldn't tackle my Ouma. Also, word on the ground is that he not the greatest team player - so based on the fact that he can't defend and if its true about his attitude, I can see why he wasn't picked.

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-24 16:10

      Bokmad, your Ouma isn't playing, so Basson would've been fine.

      docraven - 2011-08-24 16:20

      Bulldozer, take his balls out your mouth and talk properly !!

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-24 18:49

      @Doc, take his whole manhood out of your mouth and speak properly.

  • Sbuda - 2011-08-24 15:49

    After all that being called as back up Ryan Kankowski is no longer even good enough to make that list!!!!!! WOW!!! Every time I think PDV is a moron he proves me wrong. He's worse, a new word still has to be discovered to describe the idiot. In as much as I'd love the BOKKE to win the WC, I just hate the idea of PDV becoming a world cup winning coach

      pants - 2011-08-24 16:11

      I think if the Boks win (I want that more than anything) It will be despite of PDV..... It will have everything to do with the players.... And that much more the feat.

      Sbuda - 2011-08-24 16:25

      And PDV will become a world cup winning coach and that just makes me sick!!!!!!

  • Cheryl Muir - 2011-08-24 15:56

    meisiekind and frans steyn can enjoy manlove

      Cheryl Muir - 2011-08-24 16:18

      Its a free world ... why judge . Wales also has a 'shirt-lifter' playing for them....very butch. Perhaps even PDV is in on it,... with his nice voice and pretty moustache? what pretty boys......

  • wpfan - 2011-08-24 15:56

    Completly stupid to reveal that list. Just opens the door for more discussions. If someone from the 30 gets injured replace him thats it.

  • Rboy - 2011-08-24 15:58

    Wa is Die man wat soe baie tries druk.....Willem De Waal ????

  • Anchorman - 2011-08-24 16:02

    PETER GRANT enough said

  • Anneck - 2011-08-24 16:14

    Elton Jantjies? What a joke.

  • RuggaWarrior - 2011-08-24 16:21

    Peter Grant??? Schalk Brits??? Brian Mujati??? heard they where having stormers for there clubs, not worth the look??

  • Cheryl Muir - 2011-08-24 16:25

    Elton John would be better than Elton Jankies.....but he has nicer hair and pretty boots.

      Timothy - 2011-08-24 16:41

      Elton John would enjoy the rough and tumbles in the mauls as well

  • Stephan - 2011-08-24 16:37

    What about Jaco Taute instead of Zane? Robert Ebersohn instead of Wynand Olivier?

  • Reon - 2011-08-24 16:38

    How does "placed on standby" work? Do you go and wait at the airport or aren't you allowed to drink at a braai in case they phone you......?

  • Cheryl Muir - 2011-08-24 16:40

    Perhaps Zane and Meisiekind would make a good pairing....what lovely hair they have...

  • - 2011-08-24 16:46

    Where's Puke?

      Krueger - 2011-08-24 19:15

      Busy washing my car...

  • Big John - 2011-08-24 16:50

    Let's be positive and back the Boks, nothing Red Bull can't fix

  • SolomonMagalefa - 2011-08-24 17:01

    And no place for Bandise Maku? What a disgrace!

  • On the Verge - 2011-08-24 17:08

    My extras: As above, except replace Kirchner with Janjies, Olivier with AD Jacobs,Sias Ebersohn for Jantjies, Sarel Pretorious for Charl Mcloed, Kankowski for Johnson, Coenie Oosthuizen for Greyling, Eugene Van Staden for Werner Kruger, Van Der Merwe for Hargreaves and Schalk Britz for Strauss. Inn other words, almost the whole bunch bar Mvovo and Mostert...

      FJ2 - 2011-08-24 18:44

      Schalk Britz for Strauss? Strauss would run over him, through him, scrum him to pieces and then piss on him to make him smell like a man.

  • Carl Muller - 2011-08-24 17:12

    And Sarel Pretorius........ The best of the best....I think he is presently better than Fourie du Preez who is becoming a has been...

      LionsFan - 2011-08-25 09:21

      Sarel Pretorius is shocking at defense ,Elton is not ready for test rugby ,Lions need a top rate fly-half and then you will see us win some games

  • roth.eugen - 2011-08-24 18:25

    Its a shame we cant blame any whities about Mvovo being left out. Mmmm if we think hard enough I am sure we can blame the 'white racists' somehow or another.

      Cheryl Muir - 2011-08-25 14:24

      PDV IS AN AGENT....TOO MANY WHITES, THEREFORE I SUPPORT THE AB'S. Whiteys only represent 10% of our nation so that means a max of 10 players out of the squad of 30. PDV go back and do the maths. Afrikaner whites are about 50% of white so hald the white should be English speaking.Luke Watson should be captin with Odwa Ndugne vice cptain. That way the boks could conquer the world. It is time for the Afrikner to step down from its imaginary supremcist role. GO, SONNY BILL!

  • Claude - 2011-08-25 07:53

    If half the names are a joke does that make the standby list sort of funny?

  • Staalbal - 2011-08-25 07:59

    Kyk hoe wapper sy kuifie in die wind, tog te pragtig.

  • brok3news - 2011-08-25 17:46

    Please let Wynand Olivier not be called up!

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