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Old 10-15-2007, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: Official Rugby World CUp (and the lead up tests) Thread

Os Du Randt did well, especially considering he played in the 95 team...
isn't he great.

Jacobus Petrus du Randt, better known as Os du Randt (born 8 September 1972 in Elliot,South Africa), is a South African rugby union player who plays as a loosehead prop for the Springboks, Central Cheetahs (Super 14), and Free State Cheetahs (Currie Cup). Du Randt played for the Cats in Super 12, but moved to the new Central Cheetahs Super 14 franchise after the Free State Cheetahs were moved from the Cats franchise area. He is one of the few remaining international-level players from the amateur era of the sport.
Os (his Afrikaans nickname meaning "Ox" due to his big, muscular build) made his first appearance for the Springboks in 1994, and played on the 1995 World Cup champions. Du Randt continued to be a key member of the Boks in the following years, and was named by Rugby World magazine as the second-best loosehead of all time in 1999.
However, in 2000, he suffered injuries that kept him out of rugby for nearly two years. He finally returned to play in 2002, but initially struggled to regain his form. In 2004, after an age-defying return to form in domestic play, du Randt was recalled to the Boks by new coach Jake White. He proved to be a key player in the Boks' 2004 renaissance, which saw them win the Tri Nations and be named as the IRB World Team of the Year.
The 190 cm and 125 kg (6 ft 3 in, 275 lb) du Randt is the last member of the 1995 World Cup champions still playing professionally.
loved the game katman. i think we played strategically brilliantly in terms of solving the argentina maul, even though we didn't take as much intiative as the pumas. the third quarter of the game was a bit slow for us but it was an exciting finish. i think that many tries in a world cup semi final, particularly against a team as strong as the pumas are is something to be proud of.

this is the last year that the boks will be called the boks. a shame really. political bull. as for me, i will always call them the bokke and so will most other fans, to hell with the south african government.

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