April 20, 2009 in Uncategorized
Why is it that the Stormers match I DECIDE to miss, the rugby gods punishing me by injuring my favourite player, Jean de Villiers? When it comes to big tournaments, Jean has always found himself very unlucky.. First it was with the ‘03 World Cup then the ‘07 World Cup and now there’s a chance that he might miss the upcoming tests against the British Lions. Now I’ve read that if all is well, he’ll recover in time and if this is the case he’ll most likely get chosen. The Sharks & Bulls fans (that support their teams more than they support the Boks) are probably jumping up and down because now Francios Steyn or Wynand Olivier (who has been good & consistent) can get a chance to play inside centre with either Jaque or Adi at 13. If I could choose I’d rather go with the centre combination that did us proud at the 2007 World Cup. But (and this but is bigger than the ones on the Biggest loser) if Jean is fit, he should not only play, but start at 12. Form is present but class is permanent & Jean has oodles of it. Talent is written all over Steyn and the form inside centre of the Super 14 has been Olivier but even you die-hard Bulls & Sharks fans know that if fit, Jean should wear the nr.12 jersey. He’s qualities as a rugby player doesnt just stop with his skills & rugby brain but he also carries a leadership role that the Boks backline will need with Percy retiring.. So lets all hold thumbs..