Crouch. Touch. Pause. ENGAGE. RWC 2011.

24 Aug

Everyone knows how proudly South African I am. This is no secret. We talk a language that no one quite understands which you do only realise how “bad” we are when you leave the country. Giving directions to a friend I called her up and said “Howzit, to get to the braai you get to the robots, turn left and then straight over the circle. 1st spot on left.” No clue. We get to support the best team in the world, the Springboks. Our accents are pretty kak but we love them cos no one else can do it. And we’re just quite simply, awesome.

But no matter where in the world you live, home is home. And I love my country. Yes, even with the green mamba passport.  I’m lucky enough to have 2 amaze South African places that I call home. How spoilt can one chica be!?

HOME NUMBER 1: Cape Town. Mother City. Slaapstad. Mudder City.

Love this city.


Cape Town – V&A Waterfront

Cape Winelands – top up my glass of vino there please daaahling.

HOME NUMBER 2: Knysna. It naaaice ne.

Knsyna Heads

Not that head gutter brain. Yusses. So yes, we Capetonians are very chillaxed. We have some sort of other South African accent and we live under a rock that looks like a table. Yes, you should be jealous my peach. It’s one awesome rock. Plus we have the winelands on our doorstep. And how I do love my fav bottle of red (although on a seriaaas drinking ban at the moment, sigh). And then just along the Garden Route is home number 2, Knysna – which is just too beautiful for words. Spoilt.

So back to the point. The Springboks RWC side was announced last night. Here they are, compliments of http://www.sarugby.net/

Name

Province/Club

Age*

Ht

Wt

Position

Willem Alberts The Sharks

27

1.91

120

Loose Forward
Gio Aplon Western Province

28

1.75

78

Wing
Bakkies Botha Blue Bulls

32

2.02

120

Lock
Heinrich Brüssow Free State

25

1.81

103

Loose Forward
Schalk Burger Western Province

28

1.93

114

Loose Forward
Juan de Jongh Western Province

23

1.77

85

Centre
Jean de Villiers Western Province

30

1.90

99

Centre
Bismarck du Plessis The Sharks

27

1.89

115

Hooker
Jannie du Plessis The Sharks

28

1.88

121

Prop
Fourie du Preez Blue Bulls

29

1.83

88

Scrumhalf
Jaque Fourie Western Province

28

1.90

98

Centre
Bryan Habana Western Province

28

1.80

93

Wing
Francois Hougaard Blue Bulls

23

1.79

92

Scrumhalf
Butch James Golden Lions

31

1.84

98

Flyhalf
Pat Lambie The Sharks

20

1.77

90

Utility back
Francois Louw Bath, England

26

1.90

113

Loose Forward
Victor Matfield (vc) Blue Bulls

34

2.01

107

Lock
Tendai Mtawarira The Sharks

26

1.88

120

Prop
Johann Muller Ulster, Ireland

31

2.00

106

Lock
Odwa Ndungane The Sharks

30

1.83

93

Wing
Ruan Pienaar Ulster, Ireland

27

1.86

90

Scrumhalf
JP Pietersen The Sharks

25

1.91

103

Wing
Chiliboy Ralepelle Blue Bulls

24

1.78

105

Hooker
Danie Rossouw Blue Bulls

33

1.98

119

Lock
John Smit (c) The Sharks

33

1.88

118

Hooker
Pierre Spies Blue Bulls

26

1.94

108

Loose Forward
Gurthrö Steenkamp Blue Bulls

30

1.89

122

Prop
Frans Steyn Racing Metro, France

24

1.91

104

Utility back
Morné Steyn Blue Bulls

26

1.84

91

Flyhalf
CJ van der Linde Golden Lions

31

1.90

123

Prop

So all over Twitter last night I was reading tweets from my tweeps. My top 3 topics:

  • Huge kak storm when Victor Matfield was not announced in the alphabetical order. I can say that there was massive panic by loyal supporters. But our dear Matfield was announced 2nd last as Vice Captain. Of course. Sho wee, close one.
  • Ard Matthews didn’t know the words to our national anthem and totally screwed it up. Poephol. Watch it here  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu6IG0Wx19w CRINGE!!!
  • P-Divvy even cut his snor for the occasion. He would not be mistaken for someone in the Kaap – Greenpoint / Seapoint / Moooowbrey. Grab some vis and tsjips ek se.

I love watching the game. I am no couch referee but I love cheering our boytjies on. Some ladies will be RWC widows soon, but my peaches – there is some eye candy so reach for you fav bottle of vino. And Enjoy. You can thank me later.

Yes of course. My absolute fav John Smit.

Jean De Villiers

Pat Lambie. I know, I know – he’s only 20 but erm, YUM.

I felt the need to throw in old time beaut Butch James. With stats like these the man is a superhero.

So there it is. This is our squad. They’ve been selected announced and now we support them whether they win or lose. Finish and klaar. Sadly I won’t be at home to participate in the festivities – I can see it already – the smell of the boerie off the braai, dops and tjops, sunshine, mates with blood SO green, Springbok jersey’s and plenty of gees.

Bring on the Rugby World Cup. Best of luck to our boys. And I love you John.

Miss M x

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