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> Bring On The Bokkers, Hopefully a little competition.
Shane
post Dec 4 2005, 06:45 AM
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The Bokkers have arrived in Perth to begin their tour of Australia, which will kick off with 3 warm up matches before moving into a 3 test series which kicks of at the WACA.

Smitty is already talking up their chances and is confident of a good performance against the Juggernaut.

Aussies have an affinity with the Saffies, this probably goes back to the days of Keppler Wessels and the ties he made between the two countries that still stand strong today.

Can't wait to see the Bokkers in action and I hope Smitty encourages his boys to get in the face of the Aussies.

Can't wait to see Herschelle Gibbs in action and I am totally salivating at the antics MADMAN Andre Nel is likely to get up to downunder.
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post Dec 4 2005, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE (Shane @ Dec 4 2005, 06:45 AM) *
The Bokkers have arrived in Perth to begin their tour of Australia, which will kick off with 3 warm up matches before moving into a 3 test series which kicks of at the WACA.

Smitty is already talking up their chances and is confident of a good performance against the Juggernaut.

Aussies have an affinity with the Saffies, this probably goes back to the days of Keppler Wessels and the ties he made between the two countries that still stand strong today.

Can't wait to see the Bokkers in action and I hope Smitty encourages his boys to get in the face of the Aussies.

Can't wait to see Herschelle Gibbs in action and I am totally salivating at the antics MADMAN Andre Nel is likely to get up to downunder.


In Gary Kirsten's biography, he states that off the field, the SAF players got on better with Aus players than they did with any other country. The dressing room socialisation is a far cry from Saf supporters who list Aus as the team they most love to hate. It is widely mentioned that SAF supporters support the Proteas and anyone who plays against Australia!!!

By the way, only the Saf rugby players are "Springboks" (or "Bokkers", as you eloquently put it). The cricketers are "Proteas" (national flower); they no longer wear the Springbok on their shirts, blazers or caps. It's a delicate subject through transformation from the apartheid era, where coloured players don't want to be associated the the previous dark times.

I think you may be interested in Kruger, when he gets down there. He won't be in the first string, but he's quite pacy, and has taken a bucketful of wickets locally.
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