Luke Watson defends Boks

2010-07-14 10:43

Bath - Former Stormers and WP captain, Luke Watson, has come out strongly in defence of the Springboks.

Watson, who played the last of his 10 Tests for the Boks in 2008 against the Wallabies, stirred controversy later that year when, speaking at the Ubumbo Rugby Festival at the University of Cape Town Rugby Football Club, he allegedly said he had to restrain himself from vomiting on the Springbok jersey.

Current Bok skipper John Smit slammed Watson in his autobiography calling him the ‘cancer’ in the team.

Watson accepted a contract from Guinness Premiership club Bath in June 2009.

Writing on his social networking Twitter site on Tuesday, Watson appears to have has softened his attitude towards the Boks.

Tired of reading all the negative reports about the Boks! It’s just one game!! Give them a break. Let’s not forget how good they are!’  Watson tweeted, in reference to the Boks’ 32-12 hammering by the All Blacks in Auckland the previous Saturday.

Watson also had words of praise for new WP Currie Cup skipper Anton van Zyl, in the wake of the Cape side's opening 25-11 victory over the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Watson wrote: Tell Anton I'm so proud of him! He did learn from the master though ; )


  • jules - 2010-07-14 10:53

    That's rich coming from this inbred idiot.

  • puke - 2010-07-14 10:55

    who cares what puke watson has to say about the springboks. can't belive you actually printed material pertaining to and from this chop.

  • Piet Parow - 2010-07-14 10:56

    Ag Luke, just drink your Valoid's and keep quite.

  • Aaarggg - 2010-07-14 11:02

    ....voel of ek wil kots...!!!!

  • Kaballas - 2010-07-14 11:08

    Facts:- 1. We have better players than the All Blacks . 2. This means we are doing something wrong tactically . 3. Stormers won all 5 their games against the New Zealand S14 teams . 4. Should Snorre not therefore realize that the Bullish (excuse the pun) kick and chase crap is outdated and that with the new rule changes it is becoming clear that the next world cup will be won by attack and not defense?? What says you all?

  • Die gemaskerde sopbeen - 2010-07-14 11:12

    Since when do we care what this clown thinks?

  • philip walsh - 2010-07-14 11:17

    Give him a break, he`s trying to say sorry

  • Jeff Aucamp - 2010-07-14 11:18

    Do I detect a bit of home sickness from the kotch kid?

  • Hein - 2010-07-14 11:21

    One would expect this from Watson. Clot.

  • Dronkie - 2010-07-14 11:21

    Luke is a great playa and his father is a LEGEND. He deserved a place in the BOK squad and he has the right to his own opinion.

  • cindy - 2010-07-14 11:24

    wonder waarvoor kruip hy nou weer?????

  • Mark - 2010-07-14 11:25

    Who's Luke Watson?

  • BALSAK(alias Blue Bul Hater) - 2010-07-14 11:28

    Luke you will always be a HERO and SPECIAL player in the hearts of ALL WP supporters!!!!

  • Bigbratz - 2010-07-14 11:33

    Thought when he moved to UK it would be the last we "heard" from Puke Luke. Luke you have no rights to make any comments!!!!!!

  • OMG - 2010-07-14 11:34

    I cant belive Puke Twatson's Tweets actually qualifies as news. What a joke.

  • Pire - 2010-07-14 11:34 cup rugby, now luke wants to defend the boks? Sounds like a bennie, realizing what a great honor it is to represent your counrty at a world cup and trying to squeeze in somewhere. Stay in Bath luke, we have what we need over here

  • Joe - 2010-07-14 11:39

    Nice to hear from you Mr Watson. We miss U in the Springboks!! We need need some of that SOUL power!

  • des - 2010-07-14 11:40

    what a great sportsman LUKE long live this man of GOD nice to hear from you

  • Doc - 2010-07-14 11:42

    Don't throw stones if you are living in glass houses. Luke, like all of us, are not perfect. He has been a great leader though and his comments are spot on. I wish him and his wife all of the best.

  • poos - 2010-07-14 11:42

    wat 'n stuk gemors!

  • Blikpert - 2010-07-14 11:42

    Insignificunt. Who cares. He should have never donned the bok jersey. Not a good player and a complete @sshole. "Tell Anton..." Why doesn't he tell Anton himself, probably because nobody likes him and would want to talk to him. Get some real news before writing about this chop.

  • Lionel - 2010-07-14 11:45

    Are you sure it is 'Luke Defends the Boks' and not 'Luke Defends the Thug Bakkies Botha', who no doubt is the dirtiest player in world rugby. Seems that they both have shared news headlines all for the wrong reasons. One thing about Luke though is that at least he does not bible punch and head butt his opponent for just a simple piece of shirt pulling. Botha is still going to meet his match either on or off the field and taught a lesson he will never ever forget.

  • Ja Bru - 2010-07-14 11:47

    Who the heck cares what puke thinks/says....

  • hans - 2010-07-14 11:47

    Please stay where you are and keep on Bathing!!!! WP against Cheetahs:WP shouldn't be praised - the Cheetahs were pathetic

  • Joe - 2010-07-14 11:48

    Like we care what he thinks........thats "cheeky"

  • PL - 2010-07-14 11:50

    Een maal 'n dom qoes, altyd 'n dom qoes! Wie worry wat hy te se het???

  • renier - 2010-07-14 11:53

    ooh please, Luke... what, are you trying to make up for your K@k attitude in the hope of being allowed back in.... gmmmf... not if we can help it.

  • WP Supporter - 2010-07-14 11:54

    I say good for you Luke that you still stand your ground and still support the Boks no matter what. The rest of you guys writing such a load of crap I wish you would just shut your mouths for once and for all. You are all a bunch on idiots and you should forgive as God forgave.

  • pieto - 2010-07-14 11:54

    Sorry pukie. We just don't care about anything that comes from you. Not even praise for the 'boks. Still arrogant too - "did learn from a master"! Your'e a funny #@$%^er.

  • Lazola - 2010-07-14 11:55

    easy on the fella now, he's being positive!

  • BBBF - 2010-07-14 11:56

    Please stay where you are and keep your kotslike comments for yourself!!!!!!

  • Bm - 2010-07-14 11:58

    You idiots are reporting news from a twitter account? sigh....

  • Michelle Marsden - 2010-07-14 11:58

    I have always been a Luke fan. WP jou lekker ding.

  • Ricky Rocket - 2010-07-14 12:03

    Who is Luke Watson??????

  • Doep - 2010-07-14 12:06

    Luke who?????

  • Love Africa - 2010-07-14 12:08

    I don't like him but he is right, its only one game we need to remember its just one game and not crisis. Think our media and public always over react.

  • norman - 2010-07-14 12:09

    Who cares what Watson thinks!

  • TD - 2010-07-14 12:15

    Ja ja ... next ... it was just one speech !!!

  • @des - 2010-07-14 12:17

    Below average sportsman with a massive chip on his shoulder.

  • Marc - 2010-07-14 12:20

    And who asked you!?

  • Mike@CapeT - 2010-07-14 12:20

    Give him a break! He certainly has not disgraced himself at Bath and I am sure Anton agrees!

  • Deon - 2010-07-14 12:22

    Some of us do care.....we still love you Luke

  • rugga fan - 2010-07-14 12:30

    now he is kissing, probably because the world cup is next year...who cares what he thinks..luke blows apes

  • CharlieZulu - 2010-07-14 12:33

    Just goes to show that living in exile from SA has its merits, I don't have to listen to the filth flowing from your foul aggressive mouths. With comments like these about a fantastic rugby player and God-fearing young man of such quality, its no wonder South Africa is the most dangerous, corrupt, and xenophobic country ion the world. That thin veil of civilisation (money) you threw over the FWC did little to fool the real world. You carry on slagging off Luke Watson, here in the civilised world, we recognise him as a wonderful sportsman, and truly inspirational and valuable member of our community. Remember, its you that chased him away in the first place. Now live with it. By the way, you're all illiterate, apparently, his Tweet was praising SA Rugby. You missed that, clearly. You also seem to have missed that his family was instrumental in overthrowing Apartheid, or did you want it back, is that your problem?

  • Zunt - 2010-07-14 12:38

    Pi$$ off Luke, you're a chop and have no right commenting on the boks even if you are praising them.... you will forever be hated for disgracing the springbok jersey, tell Malema I say what's up!?!?!!

  • Steve - 2010-07-14 12:38

    @ John Smit, Who is now the cancer in the Bok team. i think John Smit is the biggest fool currently. That right Luk show the cancerians boks how the operate. Who is Pierre Spies again.

  • StuartW - 2010-07-14 12:41

    Dis darem maar snaaks hoe meeste van julle slegte dinge te se het oor Luke...Hier se hy iets positiefs oor die Bokke...meeste van julle het net slegte dinge te se gehad oor die Bokke na laas saterdag se verloor....kyk bietjie na julself voor julle hom kritiseer.

  • nick - 2010-07-14 12:46

    To all you idiots that have written in to say you don't care what LW says: whay did you click on the link then?? Move along haters , nothing to see here!

  • AllBlack - 2010-07-14 12:49

    wut eva, boks are going to loose anyways to All Black and the Wallabies. Cause of bad players selection LOL. Getting all the old cows from retirement, Jean Dv, Butch James, Bakkies, Smith way past their sell-by dates, Olivier how many chances does this guy need. ALL BLACKS 4Ever.

  • Dutchman - 2010-07-14 12:56

    Can't BELIEVE the WP/Stormers supporters. best thing that EVER happened to tem is when Luke the Duke of Puke left. look how well they're doing without him, and yet they lament his absense. Eish!? -- Re: Lionel's Bakkies comment - we'll be better off without both Luke and Bakkies - no use having a player that only plays for 3/4 of a match and spends the rest on the bench.