Three Tests left in Rossouw

2011-10-06 21:59

Cape Town - Springbok lock Danie Rossouw is adamant that he has three good Tests left in him, and hopes it could end in World Cup glory on October 23.

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The Bulls stalwart - who's role at this World Cup has now become even more important after Bakkies Botha's withdrawal - says he and his team-mates are more determined than ever to become the first team to successfully defend the Webb Ellis Cup.

"We might have been playing for the Springboks for years, but not one guy in this team is willing to play his last Test on Sunday (against Australia in the quarter-finals). We all want to go out as winners," Rossouw told Beeld.

"Look, there are a lot of old dogs in this team and a lot of us realise this is our last chance to play for the Springboks.

"The motivation is very simple. Do you want to be remembered as a Springbok who lost his last Test in the quarters or do you want to be remembered as a Springbok who won back-to-back tournaments? I know what my choice is."

Rossouw is off to play club rugby in Japan after the World Cup and admitted that he probably won't play for the Springboks again after this tournament.

"This is not my last Test (against Australia ion Sunday). There's still three Tests left in me. Three left in this body."

South Africa's clash against the Wallabies at the Wellington Regional Stadium kicks off at 7h00 South African time on Sunday.


South Africa:
15 Pat Lambie, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 John Smit (captain), 1 Gurthro Steenkamp

Replacements: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Willem Alberts, 19 Francois Louw, 20 Francois Hougaard, 21 Butch James, 22 Gio Aplon


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  • Clark Kent - 2011-10-06 22:01

    You have to joking surely to old to slow wouldnt make an All Black team

      Johnny-BB - 2011-10-06 22:15

      1) "You have to joking" - WTF do you mean you retard? 2) Rossouw is not playing wing, he does not have to be fast 3) Gonna love it when we kick AB butt in the semi's with Rossouw scoring a try

      Jamal - 2011-10-06 22:20

      A serious question Clark- Are you retarded? Your comment and lack of rugby knowledge can only mean you have some form of brain damage.

      ObieKonobie - 2011-10-06 22:27

      @Jamal: Most New Zealanders have some form of brain damage

      burtfred - 2011-10-06 22:35

      No self-respecting Springbok in his right mind would want to "make the Allblack team" Kent, you are off your head.

      Vusi9 - 2011-10-06 22:48

      Boys I'm in NZ at the moment for WC. Requested for a meet with Clarkie so that I can give him a P@&S klap from all of us, he gave the name of a pub that doesn't even exist. Lets not bother responding to this homo anymore, one of those "tough over the phone types".

      frans.mosia - 2011-10-06 22:55

      Why don't we ignore Clark Kent's comments because we make him excited when we keep replying to his comments. He is an attention seeker. Go Bokke.

      thesaoak - 2011-10-06 22:58

      @ kent here we go again... you bitter old 'silver surfing' troll....again your 2 cent piece is not needed... please learn how to write the English language prior to posting... @ your age and comprehensive knowledge.... time fast approaching.. please do everyone a favour and forget to take your pills in the morning.... You still think its 1920??

      Henry - 2011-10-06 23:16

      Clark K-nt, Are you looking forward to choking time again?

      thesaoak - 2011-10-06 23:24

      love @ Johnny-BB's style......@Kent WTF r u drunk? pls go to and post this crap.... you old ass troll!!

      thesaoak - 2011-10-07 01:59

      @ Kent I thought you would like to know that "Not even Graham Henry knows how Richie McCaw's foot will hold up in the All Blacks' quarter-final match with Argentina: "I don't know. I'll tell you after Sunday. He hasn't played a couple of weeks. It's just that he runs on it and feels good and wakes up the next day and it's niggly again." This isn't what All Black fans wanted to hear, especially after the groin tear that rocked that nation." from the site you should be on.....

      Walter - 2011-10-07 06:36

      The black caps are in for one helluva disappointment when they don't get beyond the semis. Go 'Bokker!

      Neutralist - 2011-10-07 06:51

      Here goes the attention seeking Clark Kent again.

      haroldrvjansen - 2011-10-07 07:05

      He does not need to make the All Black team! He only needs to beat them! GO BOKKE!!

      haroldrvjansen - 2011-10-07 07:08

      The Bokke are green... Does that sound familiar Clark Kent? The same colour as Kryptonite!!!

      Richard Butler - 2011-10-07 07:19

      That's the problem with islanders - they inter-breed to the point that their brain turns to mush. Sheep then become an attractive option to ensure the preservation of the species. Go Danie - you machine!

      Hein - 2011-10-07 07:32

      Just some sound advice - When arguing with a stupid person, be sure he isn't doing the same thing… so may I suggest that we all start ignoring these stupid All Black, Wallaby and ExPats on these forums. If we don't feed them they will just go away.

      Tools1 - 2011-10-07 07:59

      What a retard.. watched the NZ rugby program Reunion and NZ actualy rate him as one of the star performers for the world cup so far. Catch a wake up. Have you ever played a game of rugby?

      Sparkys - 2011-10-07 08:27

      Mccaw is the BIGGEST has been in the tournament.

      Derek - 2011-10-07 08:48

      Actually it's 'too', not 'to'. apart from the obvious 'be' left out. Do they teach English at school in NZ?

      Gomez - 2011-10-07 09:15

      I can tell you one thing,the black caps are praying that the Boks dont down the Aussies....

      Lance - 2011-10-07 09:39

      Strange that his style of play is enjoyed by many Kiwis..mmmm ? I know this for a fact.

  • Oukoos - 2011-10-06 22:08

    Another rugby legend from the Bull Bulls

  • Phillip Carlisle - 2011-10-06 22:15

    The man is playing the rugby of his life, he will run circles round Bad Thorn, who is about 40, when they meet next weekend. Good luck big D, may your hands be sticky, and your strides long. I see a try in your future.

      Crusader - 2011-10-06 22:18

      brad is 36 and danie wishes he was a shadow of the man...

      JG - 2011-10-07 10:00

      The New Zealand media rates Danie as the best lock in the tournament thus far!

      Grant - 2011-10-07 10:19

      I agree - before the tournament, I thought the guy was past his sell-by date...he seemed to do nothing. But at the moment he really does seem to be playing like a man who wants to leave his mark. Fierce aggression!! Come on DANIE!!!

      Bert Pajou - 2011-10-07 20:55

      To think it all hatched from BB's injury. Just shows you: If you get an opportunity, take it!

  • Jamal - 2011-10-06 22:30

    The reason why I always bring up the retardation level of these SA All Black supporters is that they keep on bringing up how old the Boks are. But the All Blacks are older than the Boks. I know most of these dimwits cant count past 5, but i will speak slowly. The All Blacks are older than the Boks - got it toothless papsak lovers

      Crusader - 2011-10-06 22:37

      AB'S may be older but also wiser stronger and better time for your softies to come home look at brussow crying like a child with shove in the face boks not good enough to play with big boys time to face the truth wallabies will do us all a favour and send them home lol

      Jamal - 2011-10-06 22:54

      @Kroessader, just like the new mayor of Mitchell Plein - Sonny Jill Williams, who went down as if he was hit by a sniper rifle, the diving equivalent of Ronaldo

      lafras59 - 2011-10-06 23:13

      Crusader,why don't you go and make love to one of your sheep.Or even worse - one of your women in New Zealand.

      Guz - 2011-10-06 23:27

      @Crusader, I think this is a good time for a reminder...SA Twice winner of the let me think how old was I in 1987?

      Black Beauty - 2011-10-07 05:00 a KIWI I'll tell you the facts of life, no matter if you feel shame, guilt and the disguise whether name or profile picture........I feel sorry for you. I can see straight threwwwwww YOU

      MatieBullBok - 2011-10-07 09:51

      @Black Beauty.... I think you meant to say:"I can see straight THROUGH you..." Who would've thought that English is your first language? Or do you also stay there in Grassy Park?

  • Phillip Carlisle - 2011-10-06 22:47

    Three more tests, four more years, Danie!! Danie!!

      JG - 2011-10-07 10:06

      Danie is in the best form of his life! He went to his Fairy Godmother and got some youth serum, from there his abundance of energy at 33. She also showed him how to offload in a tackle like Bunny Jill Williams and how to protect the ball in contact. You go Danie!!!!

  • Clark Kent - 2011-10-07 00:17

    @Vusi9 What a tosser trying to look brave in front of your mates I was there you never turned up.Dont be to sad after Sunday will be a bad day for you. Have you ever heard of that song "Billy dont be Hero dont be a fool with your life" applies to you my friend. You must be enjoying the peace ,and security of our country have you been looking at houses to. We need to know because we have a quota for Afrikaans we let in five english South Africans for every one Afrikaans. Now go back ,and give your boyfriend a kiss

      thesaoak - 2011-10-07 00:26

      @ kent.... you never stop trolling.. you OLD sad, sad troll.. by your age I would have thought you would have parted from your childish ways!! I guess once a silver troll surfer.. you will always be one!

      Vusi9 - 2011-10-07 00:39

      Clarkie there is no Roaring Lion Pub, unless your kinda establishment does not do google. The kiwi houses aren't bad, not that you would know, living in a trailer. No, I would not want to stay for too long, most boring place I have ever been to. Honestly mate give me a real address I'll be there..

      AA - 2011-10-07 02:55

      @Clark. Were you born a looser or did you just develop into one over time ?

      RandomDude - 2011-10-07 03:49

      @Vusi9 .. .. I think many agree with you .

  • annaniem - 2011-10-07 00:20

    Nevermind big match temperament, Danie has World Cup temperament! He has brought his A-game to this RWC just like he did in '07 You will be missed Danie!

      ShadowfaxUK - 2011-10-07 00:25

      annaniem I totally agree with you. I’ve never been a big fan of his, he’s always seemed a bit lethargic to me, possibly a bit unfit, but in this RWC he really seems to have upped his game. I take my hat off to the guy.

      thesaoak - 2011-10-07 00:51

      Dannie is and always will be a stalwart for South African Rugby, its just a shame we have had so many world class players over the years that have kept him out the starting line up at times! He is at the peak of his physical rugby playing career and is showing it with line breaks and the ability to announce his presence on the field of play, even more so than we would have had in bakkies with his current form.... its a blessing in to have him in SA rugby! @ShadowfaxUK im glad to see you post something of substance, however more so to see you deleted your utter nonsense you posted earlier... good form!! Keep it up, kind Sir!

  • Clark Kent - 2011-10-07 00:47

    @Vuis9 Well I guess life is quiet for you here after all you walk around in a mobile shooting gallery back home. Off you go now go find cedric

      thesaoak - 2011-10-07 01:00

      @Kent... great to see you are learning to read and write... you see, and what did they say... we can never teach old dogs new tricks!! You prove the hypothesis incorrect, with your 'infinite knowledge of the world', you are soon to be released from your pain. Sad, Sad old Troll!

      Vusi9 - 2011-10-07 01:01

      Why don't you wanna meet up loser? Scared your wife sees me and comes to the realization that she's not with a real man? Ah wait no way would you ever get laid, let me guess...blow up sheep? Also I'm not colored, black, afrikaans or english, I'm South African.

      luckpon - 2011-10-07 01:04

      There's an old the valley of the blind..the cockeyed is king......u Clark c$$t must feel like a real genius in a place filled with dimwit morons that can do nothing but play ruddy. Get a Fu$king life u AB wannabe

      thesaoak - 2011-10-07 01:11

      @kent slowly but surely.... think then post... think then ..pooosssttt! I know @ your age it can be tough... shame... SHOULD I WRITE IN CAPITALS SO YOU CAN SEE BETTER? I KNOW THE 1ST THING TO GO IS YOUR EYES, YOU ARE CLEARLY BLIND! YOU ARE STILL TROLLING OLD MAN, PLEASE GET A LIFE!

      AA - 2011-10-07 03:02

      @thesaoak.I think his mental age is that of a five year old judging by his comments. Perhaps he should not comment here when he and Guildford have been out for a few. Guildford got trashed after loosing one Tri Nations game, can you imagine the wreck he is going to be after this World Cup. I hope the AB's have Betty Ford insurance.

      RandomDude - 2011-10-07 03:51

  • Mickey Fin - 2011-10-07 03:10

    At all of you having a go at Clark Kent. Do yourselves a favour and read what you have written and then see who is the "moron/idiot". To comment on another country, that just by the way has been rated as the 3rd best country to live in worldwide, by an international panel, just shows your level of inelegance. South Africa is playing the Wallabies this Sunday, so why the hang up with the All Blacks? Can only be that all South Africans are scared of the All Blacks. I for one hope the Springboks win on Sunday as then we have the game of all games next week and once and for all we can see who the best is. Hope you all enjoy the games this weekend though.

      Black Beauty - 2011-10-07 04:36

      Good on ya Mickey, 100% agree.......

      marco - 2011-10-07 05:09

      @Mickey Fin What is "inelegance"?You need a proper education first mate before you post on the News24 forum okay,cheers!

      Safaripak - 2011-10-07 05:59

      Daai paneel het RSA as nommer 1 in die wereld aangewys, ek is seker daarvan.

  • marco - 2011-10-07 04:37

    Latest Poll. Who will win the Rugby World Cup? England 18% Wales 10% Ireland 32% Argentina 0% France 1% South Africa 12% New Zealand 24% Australia 3% Scrum five Latest Poll The result in Wellington on Sunday? Wallabies by less than 5 points -197 Wallabies by 5 to 10 points -405 Wallabies by 10 to 15 points -110 Wallabies by more than 15 points -34 Springboks by less than 5 points -446 Springboks by 5 to 10 points -771 Springboks by 10 to 15 points -118 Springboks by more than 15 points -50 The RWC semi-finals on the Southern Hemisphere side? . South Africa v New Zealand -2156 Australia v New Zealand -1070 South Africa v Argentina -115 Australia v Argentina -81

      BulvanBulle - 2011-10-07 05:33

      @marco Joo domonnosel klein m@erskont, wat wil jy nou se man. Waar is jy dat ek jou 'n ma'se PK kan gee

      John Jameson - 2011-10-07 07:53

      We don't watch SkySports. Run that poll on and come tell me again.

  • Old EagleEye - 2011-10-07 06:00

    @ Mr Kent. "A little said is a lot". If you can handle the tension, Google the result after Sunday's game. The Bokke and ALL supporters are not joking! B I G win for the Bokke. Go Bokke...go...go...go!

  • - 2011-10-07 06:34

    the sooner news24 changes to facebook comments the better. the inane drivel and schoolboy goading is pathetic.

  • odysseus - 2011-10-07 06:59

    @everyone above: superman is not here to debate, only to wind up SA supporters. By replying to his comments you have played straight into his hands.....

  • rockurassoff - 2011-10-07 07:57

    I give credit where its due. The All Blacks are a bloody good team, and not ranked No 1 in the world just because. But damn, their supporters are a bunch of MOFO's!!!

  • Love - 2011-10-07 08:04

    It's gonna be EPIC !!!!!!

  • Staalbal - 2011-10-07 08:14

    Go Danie & Go Bokke, you can do it. Those poor Japanese will be finding out the hard way how a boertjie plays rugby.

  • Greg - 2011-10-07 09:24

    Shame Dan Carter did not have three more tests in him this world cup! Hee Hee...

  • Johann - 2011-10-07 10:08

    Give this man Danie a Bell's!! Now all that remains is to go out there and play your 3rd last game, JUST DO IT!!!

  • Sakkie Van de Spuy - 2011-10-07 12:03

    For the apartheid trolls, here is some food for thought... Until now ABs vs SPRKS: Played 81; AB Won 45; SPRKS 33; Draw 3. But what this stat does not tell you is that up to 1992, the stats looked like this: ABs vs SPRKS: Played 37; AB Won 15; SPRKS 20; Draw 3 NOT COUNTING the 3-1 ass whipping we gave the Cavaliers (eventual 1987 WC winners). Thus, actually: ABs won 16; SPRKS 23. Why is this important? In 70 years we played the Abs 37 times, in the last 20 years we have played them 44 times. Before 1992, we played the ABs in a test series, maybe once every 3-4 years, and it was considered special and “real pressure, high stakes” tests, not the water downed play the AB's 3 times a year commercialisation we get these days for a tin cup and one years worth of bragging rights. If you know, you have another 3 chances every year, obviously the AB's more expansive (but risky) game will give better rewards. Because they don’t have anything to loose (there is always another one, this year or 3 more next year to win). For a real South African, and for the Springboks, this 3 times a year water downed games is “half” a test, not worth gettingworked up for, but still fun. The only thing that comes close to a real test (as in high pressure, high stakes) is the World Cup. Every 4 years, lots of pressure, and everything to loose. This is where us South Africans, and the Springboks, bring our A game. And does the WC statistics not reflect this?

  • Otello - 2011-10-07 12:12

    It is rediculous that the teams most likely to win the RWC are playing each other in the QF. AB, SB, and W should be playing E,I,F or W. If the Boks don't make the final I should be mighty pleased to see the Irish walk away with the cup. Last night La Croix and Naas were concerned about the ball not going through the hands with Jean in the team - PLEASE PASS THE BALL JEAN. A proper pass, not behind Lambie or Habana. With the benefit of hindsight we should of saved Frans for the big 3.

  • Barry Edwards - 2011-10-07 16:35

    Go for it Danie !!! Go Boks !!!

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