Brussow set for Loftus blinder?

2012-06-27 09:43

Cape Town - Discarded Springbok flank Heinrich Brussow will “close some mouths” when he turns out for the Cheetahs against the Bulls in Saturday’s Super Rugby derby at Loftus.

So says Springbok loose forward legend Rob Louw, who also tweeted that “I believe he has been really badly treated”.

Open-side specialist Brussow gets his first opportunity - and against the side now-Bok coach Heyneke Meyer used to call the shots at - to reconfirm his international pedigree after being controversially overlooked for the recent three-Test series against England.

But Louw, who used to be the whippet in a Currie Cup-hogging Western Province loose trio of the early 1980s that also included bigger men like Theuns Stofberg and Nick Mallett, clearly believes the Cheetahs open-sider will be out to make a major point in Pretoria.

In an earlier tweet, he said: “This fixation on size and power I fought my whole career. HM (Meyer) and Rassie (Erasmus) will change after playing All Blacks and Australia. We need turnover ball.”

The Boks will tackle these teams plus new boys Argentina in the Castle Rugby Championship from mid-August.

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  • harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 09:54

    It's a pity Stegmann won't be playing. I love seeing Deon making Heinrich his biatch. That being said, welcome to Loftus, Heinrich.

      john.fourie.18 - 2012-06-27 10:09

      In what Universe was Heinrich ever Stegmann's biatch.

      Riaan - 2012-06-27 10:11

      How many games have Stegmann played for the boks ? Not even close to Heinrich , so pls lets not compare two players that are not on the same level . Come to think about it why don't you just shut up all together.

      peter.britz1 - 2012-06-27 10:33

      Ha Ha dreams are good friens, when you're lonely ha ha

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 10:39

      The Milkyway John. Riaan, thanks to a quota coach Deon never got a fair chance to settle in a Bok jersey.

      brian.heunis - 2012-06-27 10:50

      waaaaaat? this is the same stegmann that leaks penalties like crazy? the same stegmann that just fades when he pulls on the green and gold jumper?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 11:07

      I smaak your hat, Brian.

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-27 11:08

      nee wat Herald, jy is n ware WORS :D

      roy.dewet - 2012-06-27 12:37

      Harold seems your family kept it in the family !Retardation maybe??

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 12:50

      Spot on, Roy.

  • jason.children - 2012-06-27 09:59

    OOOOOO Spies is going to have to be alert on Saturday! Brussow has plenty to prove! Quick turnover ball with the cheetahs backline!!!! Going to be a great game!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 10:00

      Let's try again. Heinrich's opposite number will have to be alert.

      MaakdieBulle - 2012-06-27 10:06

      @ Harold, you're wasting your time,he won't get it

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 10:07

      Everybody will have to be alert,he has got a lot to prove after HM snubbed him,go HB!!!

      jason.children - 2012-06-27 10:28

      As the Capt of the Bulls Spies will need to be alert!!! Catch up lads! I hate having to explain simple things!!

      jason.children - 2012-06-27 10:31

      Oh and a fetcher needs to be cleared out low and hard.............. didn't see Spies hitting too many rucks last Saturday! If he doesn't he will make it very difficult for the flanks to contain HB! Damn it i just explained myself.............i said i didn't want to do that!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 10:41

      I know, MaakdieBulle. Just thought it might be worth a shot.

      MaakdieBulle - 2012-06-27 10:51

      @Jason, Stats for the 3 games againt the poms, Runing meters, Coetzee: 19+81+99=199 Spies:101+65+74=240 .Ruck/Maul Coetzee:4+13+16=33 Spies:17+10+13=40

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 11:07

      Jason, you've been OWNED!

      jason.children - 2012-06-27 11:15

      Half Spies's meters were sideways! Please dont try and say that Spies played better than the youngster.............i wont be able to contain my laughter!!!!!

      MaakdieBulle - 2012-06-27 11:44

      Nope, Jason,that's the official stats, Forward meters ! they don't take into account sideway meters .

      schalk.j.lubbe - 2012-06-27 14:18

      then it must be backwards as Spies can only go forwards when he jumps on Beast's back to carry him...

  • lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 09:59

    Go Cheetahs:):)

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 10:07

      Go Vrystaaaaaat:):)

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 10:13

      lol............Whats your take on the John Mitchell story??

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 10:35


  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-06-27 10:02

    The Springbok pack hasn't been totally dominating as it should have been, as per the HM game plan?The predictability of what the plan was from the back of a ruck or scrum,meant England could easily read the Bok's play, thats why Hougaard always had his kicks charged down.Marcell is more a no 7 player than he is a no. 6, because he is not that strong at the breakdown,despite playing with a "showpony" as his flank-mate.HM needs Brussouw when the Boks have Marcell Coetzee on the pitch.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 10:42

      And the 2nd, and the 3rd, and the 4th, and and and and...............

      Jed - 2012-06-27 10:59

      Don't worry sean the rest of the country agrees with you just not the Bulls supporters.

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-06-27 11:47

      I've yet to see Brüssow having a "bad game" in a Springbok jersey.The same can't be said of Bulls players Pierre Spies and Morné Steyn.Brüssow had consistently been the Springboks best player when in the Green and Gold outfit and he has made several contributions and impacts in Bok victories.He is the big difference at the breakdown for the Boks because as an openside flank fetcher with his powerful arms,he is the link man at set-piece play and ball-carryring opportunities.

  • John - 2012-06-27 10:10

    I think fear of giving away penalties had more to do with HM's thinking than "big" did. I do not agree with HM. Marcel & Potgieter are great prospects but at this stage Brussouw is 20 to 30 % better than both. The Bulls better watchout because Brussouw is coming and hell is coming with him.

  • grant.butler.104 - 2012-06-27 10:20

    Go Brussow! Show HM that he is wrong....we need a tearaway fetcher....and you 1 of the best on the planet!

  • bloudaan.blou - 2012-06-27 10:24

    Ek glo ook Heinrich Brussow gaan uit kom om n punt te bewys, maar die Bulle sal hom hopelik in toom kan hou :-)

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-06-27 10:37

      As Stegman reg was sou dit n baie goeie ''contest' wees maar ek dink Brussouw gaan n hele paar balle steel.

  • skhona.luswazi - 2012-06-27 10:36

    I was very disappointed when he was left out by HM you go brussow and prove those blue bulls wrong

      juan.nel.184 - 2012-06-27 10:51

      Why proof the Bulls wrong? He must proof HM wrong. And I am sure the Blue Bulls arent playing this weekend.

  • juan.nel.184 - 2012-06-27 10:46

    I am a huge Brussow fan and I am sure he will come out guns blazing! But I am sure HM has a plan with HB for the rest of the year. Brussow and Marcell weighs the same, so I think this wasnt the issue for not choosing him. And to be honest Rob Louw...its not that you were not big enough, its because you were smaller but still slower than the props! Bulls vs Cheetahs always a big game and hopefully my team (The Bulls) can show us a better effort than what they did against the Stormers.

  • LaBlue - 2012-06-27 10:47

    Go Cheetahs!

  • Riaan - 2012-06-27 11:02

    Harold , the " quota coach " and what about the economy and rape and crime and AA positions and the ANC and Malema and and and , always something to blame hey ?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 11:09


  • schalk.vanschalkwyk.16 - 2012-06-27 11:02

    Go Heinrich, wys hulle wie is BAAS!! jou plek is leeg in die Bokspan, gaan GROOT !! die Blou Bok coach sal jou moet raak sien, speel net jou game en alles sal in plek val. Cheetah vir altyd.

      cape.maori - 2012-06-27 11:10

      Can you please respond in English to an English article? We do not understand that language. The proteas must recall Brussow if they want to be competitive at the breakdowns come August. The excuses about penalties and law changes are nonsense. Watch Pocock, King Richie and the young Same Cane performing at the breakdowns - with speed, low body position, hands on the ball (sometimes slowing it) and create turnovers.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 11:10


      Jan Casper Moore - 2012-06-27 11:29

      @maori. if you dont understand 'that language' dont reply to that post as easy as that.

      Pieter - 2012-06-27 11:32

      @ cape maori. Google translate

  • lourens.vandervyver.798 - 2012-06-27 11:07

    Wel HB het n punt om te bewys dat hy nie gekies was vir Eng toetse nie en DS is nog beseer so geen \counter\! HB gaan dalk n goeie game he. Maybe motm...Jou lekker ding

  • Jed - 2012-06-27 11:08

    Bulls with out a recognized kicker, Cheetah's by at least 20.

  • wessiewes - 2012-06-27 11:22

    It would be absolute suicide to play against NZ/Aus/Arg without a specialist fetcher. Brussouw also does more than a lot of bigger loosies when it comes to tackling. His size is perfect for the rucks because he is lower to the ground and can stay on his feet easier while attempting to get the ball. HM's game plan will have to change against these teams cause Aus and NZ will slaughter us with this game plan.

  • slagvanbloedrivier.blank - 2012-06-27 12:07


  • slagvanbloedrivier.blank - 2012-06-27 12:17

    @ Jason......Spies is the biggest dissapointment as a 8th-man since he was chosen to represent both the bulls and the box in this position..... he is no 8th man and would never be! he is incapable of off-loading in the tackle, cant run off the scrum to set up play with wingers on the outside, if carrying the ball he can only go to ground, cant tackle to save is life and offers no support run between channels 12 and 13. Watch him this saturday, all he does is he "bumps" the runners to the ground and then stands back to let the other 4wards come and do his job, he drags his feet all around the park and is never in a support roll to the back triangle... He makes me think of the incredible hulk with all the muscles, except his got no super powers, or powers at all... he is better suited for wing or lock (he is a good line-outer) what a shame!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-27 12:24

      It's funny how a world cup winning coach, a Currie cup and Super rugby winning coach and a quota coach would disagree with you.

  • john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-27 16:36

    HB is one of my fav players. I hope he gets back to his best ..just not when he's playing the Bulls. "his fixation on size and power I fought my whole career. HM (Meyer) and Rassie (Erasmus) will change after playing All Blacks and Australia. We need turnover ball." ?? at the cost of a penalties for every turnover and dropping one of our main go forward forces?

  • jeremy.arries.10 - 2012-06-27 16:46

    Asseblief, wys tog net vir HM wat jy instaat is< of lyk my nie hy't al gesien hoe HB speel nie!

  • evan.john.311 - 2012-06-28 14:58

    I dont think heinrich needs to PROVE himself against the Bulls.Clearly he's the best openside flanker in the country in terms of scavenging at the breakdown.If we look at how the Boks played against the English, there were times where the English outplayed the Boks at the breakdown, and you could see the Boks needed him.Rob louw calls it a "fixation" i call it an "OBSESSION" with size and bulk.Brains over brawns is something that Springbok rugby it seems will never grasp...arme bokke

  • Press - 2012-06-28 15:28

    Someone should step on Rob Louw's tweet.

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