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Jaque Fourie, just plain fat?

2013-11-12 12:23
Jaque Fourie (AP)
Cape Town - Much was made about Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer's decision to include no fewer than three Japan-based backline players in his starting XV to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff last weekend.

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Not only did it highlight once again the much-debated 'should foreign-based players be picked for the Boks', it also called into question the standard of play - and fitness - of those based abroad.

Scrumhalf Fourie du Preez put in a man of the match performance, while JP Pietersen was solid at best on the wing.

However, it was the 'size' of centre Jaque Fourie which caught the eye...

Twitter was abuzz with chirps, none more amusing than that of Irene Nell, who wrote: Is it just my tv or is Jaque Fourie a bit wider than he used to be? He's taking the "Big in Japan" thing too literally.

Fourie's size reminded one of fellow centre Francois Steyn who returned to SA after a stint in France carrying a good few too many kilograms - and sporting a God-awful haircut...

Jaque Fourie took going 'Big in Japan' literally... (AP)

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