Mostert wants to 'hurt' NZ

2011-07-28 19:29

Cape Town - The Springboks may be without enforcer Bakkies Botha for their Tri-Nations clash against New Zealand, but they could have a suitable successor to the Bulls' hard man.

Debutant lock, Gerhard Mostert, believes physical abrasiveness is one of the key basic elements any lock should have.

And it's with that attitude that he intends to take on the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.

"I think my first job is to do the basic job that a lock is expected to do. Get to the breakdown, hit rucks, hurt a few people. If you do that I don't think there is any need to do anything flashy," said Mostert on the website, All

Mostert's Bok team-mate, Ryan Kankowski, agrees that Mostert's physicality is a key asset for the Boks. "Towards the end of the Super Rugby season he was playing like a machine. I'm happy he's here and what an opportunity for him," said Kankowski.

"He's a physical player that demolishes rucks. He's one of those guys you want on your side."


  • jochem - 2011-07-28 19:37

    Be careful not to hurt yourself, Boet!

      Real Deal - 2011-07-28 21:21

      what and become like you on the side lines?

      Spyker May - 2011-07-28 23:41

      With you on that one jochem - right now, I would say there is in fact a strong argument for "quite diplomacy". Real Deal - I don't see you "hurting" any small flightless birds either - careful of seeing your own backside, twice sommer noggal...

      Karoobloed - 2011-07-29 03:32

      Or hurt the Boks" already dim prospects by firing up the big boys in the opposing team. Especially at national level, there is still far to much trash talk in RSA. Rather foster a culture of humility when speaking to the press, and leave the hammering of the opposition to the Rugby field.

      Creeky - 2011-07-29 07:00

      Is this not the same Prick that has recently REPLACED his KNEE-CAPS???? Once again they "Can't wait to hurt NZ.... Can't wait to get onto that pitch... " etc... Guys, we all know you lot are 2nd rate... don't go make out you "RUFF AND TUFF AND FROM THE BLUFF"!!!! NZ are going to WIPE THE FLOOR with this lot.... WATCH THIS SPACE!

      420 - 2011-07-29 07:19

      Have to agree with Karoobloed and Creeky, what is the point of trash talk when you cant back it up. Yes the media has a role to play, News24 comes up with interesting headlines that make you read the article (more clicks, more cash), yet the way that our players approach some games borders on insanity. Mostert, I reckon you will be a marked man come sat... lucky for you there is no Brad Thorn... NZ by 12+

      Creeky - 2011-07-29 08:35

      420..... NX by 30+

      Creeky - 2011-07-29 08:36

      NZ too... lol

  • smallies - 2011-07-28 19:51

    jong gehard moenie te veel praat nie oortuig ons in die game,dis jou groot kans

      Creeky - 2011-07-29 07:01

      He will RETIRE HURT within the 1st 15 minutes..... HAHAHAHA!!!

  • Blikskottel - 2011-07-28 19:54

    Talk is cheap - save it for after the game!

  • SAFCan - 2011-07-28 19:54

    Watch what you wish for others my friend. These All Blacks are not the Wallies you played this past weekend! I think you Bokke are going to see your arses!

      moeggeploeg - 2011-07-28 21:11

      Hulle gatte sonner a spieel ja..

      Scaramouche - 2011-07-28 21:36

      Although he did not play last week, so his enthusiasm might not have not taken a beaten as his team mates'

  • Bandleader - 2011-07-28 19:58

    Just had a look at the comments on the All Blacks site. The respect they have for the Boks is amazing. We are too critical of our team; yes, they had a shocker against the Aussies, but we need to support the Boks. Nobody's expecting a Bok victory, but we do expect some Bok pride, starting with us.

      Bumblebee - 2011-07-29 06:14

      That is the difference between NZ and SA sportsmen/women. Humbleness and respect towards the opposition. Something I can't recall seeing in any SA sportsteam especially your rugby teams. Dai windgatgeid is deel van julle DNA.

      smallies - 2011-07-29 09:52

      ou hommelby as jy so n mentalityd het,dan is jy een van twee goed, 1 lid van die weskaap se all black fen club en papsak suipers vereeniging ,of jy is lid van die weghol brigade,alby maar ewe laag in my boek.weskaap se all black fen club en papsak suipers vereeniging ,of jy is lid van die weghol brigade,alby maar ewe laag in my boek.

      Maori - 2011-07-29 10:33

      @Smallies, your name says it all. No brainer.

  • BiggestBull - 2011-07-28 20:15

    Any news on Pierre Spies' injury?

      FerretGee - 2011-07-28 20:26

      If you so concerned why don't you Tweet him and ask him yourself - @Pierrespies8

  • AA - 2011-07-28 20:38

    Bully boy rugby. Remember when Bakkies was bragging how he liked to hurt players, who came off second best ? He sounds like typical Bulls player, a little thick.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-28 22:42

      AA - you sound like a typical idiot to me, and not just a little thick.

      AA - 2011-07-28 23:46

      @GraemeBB. You Blue Bull supporters are a bit sensitive hey. By the sounds of your response you seem like the bully boy style. Don't be a chop. What is a typical idiot anyway? This style of rugby does not work; it is only for those too thick to play intelligently. All it does it play into the hands of the other team by giving away penalties. Do you think for one minute the All Blacks or any other international team are going to be intimidated by these sorts of comments? How do you think Fitzpatrick got so many penalties? By outsmarting the less intelligent players like Mostert. Now the ref is just going to watch him a little closer that’s all. Anyway he can talk the talk but can he walk the walk against the All Blacks ? Doubt it.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-28 23:55

      @AA - a typical idiot doesnt know the difference between "to" and "too", and "two". If you want people to respond to your superior rugby knowledge, I would suggest you try focus on rugby, and not on the three times Super champs - yup, those thick players you are referring to (that is to, and not too). As for Mostert, he is a nana. I bet the AB's will be out to teach him a lesson. That is not the point I was making, even though you may think so.

      AA - 2011-07-29 00:39

      Not claiming superior knowledge, did not claim that all, just expressing an opinion. When the Boks are focused and ready to win you can see it by what they don't say. Anyway, let’s see if he is a man of is word or just a little fish trying to make an impression. That will be the test.

      AA - 2011-07-29 00:53

      Also, just think of the players with this attitude who have disgraced us, Le Roux, Labusagne, Bakkies, Dalton. We don't need another one right before the World Cup

      smallies - 2011-07-29 09:56

      this style of rugby won us two world cups nuff said...

  • Zab - 2011-07-28 20:47

    LOL! listen to "ou groote" Mostert.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-28 22:44

      Now, if I was an AB, Mostert would be the first boy I would go for. So, I am sure the AB's will relish their oppotunity to meet him on Saturday.

  • Shivaskar - 2011-07-28 20:50

    Boks gonna lose again. They were woeful last week, they are playing the best this weekend, and only a significant improvement from SA coupled with a sub-par performance from NZ can aid a SA victory.

  • R.Suppards - 2011-07-28 21:01

    More penalties, more points to the All Blacks. Think, man, think. How many games have we lost through stupidity like yours.

  • Ian - 2011-07-28 21:04

    oh yeah, you and who, the sandf, hope you put your money where your mouth is but i doubt it, the ozzie defeat will look tame after nz are finnished with you, keep talking boet

  • Niren - 2011-07-28 21:06

    In your dreams...

  • NZdreamer - 2011-07-28 21:16

    Ha! With that sort of mentality, it shows us just how many times you have been klapped on the head! And how quoting that in the newspaper - for ALL to read, including on the net, the AB now know your game plan, and will act accordingly! Gerhard, you school yard bully days are long over...... KEEP THE GAME CLEAN! for all South Africans who depend and look up to you!

      Drewka - 2011-07-28 21:53

      @Nzdreamer, us South Africans look up to strong hard rugby players, otherwise our national chess team would be called Springboks. Mossie just stated that he's not going to give one of the NZ garden dwarfs a easy run come Saturday, and its up to the AB's to accept the challenge. The last thing the AB's do is to under estimate this young team, although they lack in test experience, the have South African heart and are professional rugby players. Never write off a Bok team with their back against the wall!!!

      Crusaderinvader - 2011-07-29 04:26

      They had their backs to the wall last season and look what happened..defeat after defeat after defeat. How many chances does a bok team with it's "back to the wall" get before you guys realise the a SA team is rubbish right now?

  • Georgp2 - 2011-07-28 21:24

    The article starts of wirh Cape Town. It implies "what would Cape Town be without a sea Ape Town". So the author probably did his best to pull this young player apart.

  • Punani - 2011-07-28 21:27

    What a mullet. Just what we need, another plank giving South Africans a bad name.

  • Georgp2 - 2011-07-28 21:32

    Maybe whoever wrote this article must publish his name for to see if he and Gerhard agrees Howzat

  • Georgp2 - 2011-07-28 21:39

    Can we vote on this. Anybody who publish an article should also give his name.

  • Rijger - 2011-07-28 21:45

    Blah, blah, blah. Things must be really getting tough for the poor bokkies to bring this braggart to the front. Talk is cheap, money buys the whiskey. Up to now you don't even have enough for a single on the rocks. Yawn...

  • Ian - 2011-07-28 21:51

    what you going to do mostert, sommer chuck them with a bottle of klippies, with talk like that looks like you have had 1 too many klippies and coke or maybe you think you are refined and had diet coke and klippies LOL

  • Neilson - 2011-07-28 22:06

    Bakkies don't do the talk, he do the walk. Lets see if you can do both...

      NZdreamer - 2011-07-28 23:34

      BTW, always wanted to know, what is Bakkies's real name? Does anyone know?

      LarryK - 2011-07-29 04:11

      Bakkies' real name is john me thinks

      Blip - 2011-07-29 05:38

      John Philip Botha.

      smallies - 2011-07-29 10:02

      met so n soutie naam en n van soos botha sal ek ok maar half befoeterd wees meeste van die tyd

  • Mickey Fin - 2011-07-29 01:32

    What a Plank! Not even in the top 8 locks in the country and now he has a big mouth. You should have kept quiet and just shown us what you can do on the field you chop. Did very little "hurting" in the few Super games you played. But as they say, there is no medication for stupid.

  • Kleinboet - 2011-07-29 01:46

    Why don't this guy first play and then talk? If this is his attitude, that Northern Hemisphere referee is going to blow him up time and again; and give him a yellowcard on top of it. He himself did not even believed he was good enough to become a Springbok, now all of a sudden he is THE All Black destroyer! Please, man, make us Bok supporters proud by playing intelligently. If you do not want to be flashy, you can push in the scrum, win the ball in the rucks and in the line outs, defend properly, all those dull things locks should do very good - but leave the flashy 'seermaak' bit out of it.

  • IBI - 2011-07-29 04:23

    I wander who injured the 21 "secret camp" Bokke? Self-inflicted? Let's see your comments AFTER connecting with the AB's.

  • Crusaderinvader - 2011-07-29 04:32

    Only the poms come close to the Boks for talking a good game BEFORE a match is played. Honestly, do you ever hear the ABs or wallabies bleating on about how they are gonna do this and that to the opposition? What's with you guys? the talking on the field and stfu, do you really think the ABs will be scared now?..desperate times for SA rugby indeed!!

  • NZdreamer - 2011-07-29 04:45

    John? Wow, wonder where Bakkies came from.......but now going off topic...shot LarryK:)

  • Joshua Austin - 2011-07-29 06:02

    All Blacks are probably now wishing they hadn't rested Brad Thorn ;)

  • Bulldozer - 2011-07-29 06:22

    All of you who makes negative comments about the Boks are just going to anger my friend Paul. He's going to want to klap all of you. Even though I'm still waiting for him to e-mail me so that we could make an appointment to 'talk'.

      NZdreamer - 2011-07-29 07:01

      Ag, too cute!! We too have a talking parrot called 'Paul' we call him Paulie - yours can actually email?? Amazing!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 07:54


      Bulldozer - 2011-07-29 08:35

      NZdreamer, my parrot Paulie has got a huge bek, but that's about it.

  • NZdreamer - 2011-07-29 06:28

    Ah, we learn something everyday! thanx Blip!

  • munchkin.ross - 2011-07-29 06:58

    What happened to all the boks being physical, should be a team effort. Remember James Small, who, at half the size of Jono Lomu, takled Jono without fear to prevent a try. Come on Bokke make us proud and show us that you can ALL be physical. The boks should be careful what they say prior to the match, because now the all blacks will target Mostert, and the ref will be watching him.

  • JJRR - 2011-07-29 06:59

    Nog nooit teen die AllBlacks gespeel nie en die bek is groot! Nog iets of na uit te sien.... hoe jy jou gat gaan sien!

  • TheBush Catable - 2011-07-29 07:23

    Silly thing to say, but wondering how and when it was said. This is now the 3rd article/report quoting the same crap. GM hasn't realised yet that everything you say and do will be used against you.

  • Dan - 2011-07-29 07:24

    Let's really hope he sticks up his hand in the No.4 role for the Boks. We simply don't have any quality hard men left is SA rugby and the Boks will need a new Bakkies Botha come next season. Not a single lock use the opportunity thus far, so let's hold thumbs. Those thinking you can play test rugby with two "softies" probably never played the game. A solid No.4 is the pivot in your engine room and at breakdown. The Matfields, Bekkers, etc. are excellent at what they do, but they need a solid no-nonsense mate next to them. I don't expect anything from the BOKS this weekend as I don't believe we have the coaching ability to coach new talent at test level. We all know the senior Boks are in charge of the Boks and that we clearly see every time they are not playing. The gap between CC/Super 15 and proper test rugby is much greater than anyone realizes. Ashley Johnson was excellent in the Super 15, but really below par at test level. At least we can now have something to look at tomorrow - can Moster be our answer at No.4. Let's see and discuss on Sunday.

  • BLOODY AGENT - 2011-07-29 07:46

    Les yhade yhada and more on the field please

  • zschoultz1 - 2011-07-29 07:55

    So lank jy net vir Carter en Mccaw iut haal!!!!

  • Joe15 - 2011-07-29 08:07

    Played rugby with Gerhard at school. This guy is a gentle giant of the field, but take my word for it, you don't want to piss him off, he is seriously tough. GO GERHARD!!! Proud of you boytjie!!!

      Maori - 2011-07-29 10:31

      Got a big mouth - hy gaan op sy m... kry!

      sipholess - 2011-07-29 10:56

      Dont know the man but agree with Joe15, give the young man a chance, every superstar had to make a big stage debut.The press also tend to spin these articles in a way to generate new headlines. We are up against it this weekend. "Hier kom die Bokke"

  • hans - 2011-07-29 08:31

    Whats the betting on him being yellow carded or in the blood bin in the first 15 minutes

  • Kok - 2011-07-29 08:39

    Hahahahaha!!!!!!! Ek kry die idee dat die bok spelers deesdae meer strooi praat as PDiv. Hierdie Mostert is 'n arrogante klein mannetjie.

  • bill - 2011-07-29 08:48

    hahaha I'm sure the All Blacks are quaking in their boots! Be careful they don't hurt you motormouth.

  • Bova007 - 2011-07-29 08:49

    So much F*%^g negativity...get behind your team wallies!

  • Kevin - 2011-07-29 09:31

    Why comment ??? Everytime these pumpkins open their gobs...i cringe at the prospect of them changing feet.

  • Robocop - 2011-07-29 09:55

    Who is this guy kidding? He's probably gonna have to change his shorts after the haka. If the AB's don't win by more than 20 we've done well!

  • Nic Williams - 2011-07-29 10:27

    i hope he brings his A game cos after issuing a statement like that the ABs are gonna target him!! GO BOKKKKKEEEE!!!!

  • Quintin - 2011-07-29 10:43

    Listen all you negative sad people..... You are never happy... This guy is motivated and wants to do something and you go and shoot it down probably coz your "so informed and experts in rugby". For ages we were know as a tough physical rudby nation. when they play like Pissies you criticise when they want to be physical you criticise. Exception for bakkies who is carelessly physical and walking yellow/red card. Im taking down all the names of you negative spineless lot and we'll chat again on monday... And please dont be hypocrates and change your name and sing his and the boks' praises on Monday... You dont deserve it!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shauno - 2011-07-29 10:57

    Guys, he is talking about a locks job in general, read again. Sensationalist heading.

  • Michael - 2011-07-29 12:45

    «I'm so angry!I wanna hurt'em»«Aaaargh!» There is value in old sayings like «Silence is golden», «humility is the strength of the brave». Just say «yes,sir», «no,sir», «three bags full!». You're all training very hard and looking forward to the game. You respect the opposition and flatter them. Talk them up and then prove them wrong by flattening them on the pitch.This business of too much talk isn't working. I remember a fortnight ago they were also so «up for it», and they were going to be «physical and up there». Well, come game time...we all saw that they were found wanting!

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