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Beeno1

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Marcell van der Merwe
October 22, 2012, 13:19:51

Marcell wighs in at 125kg, scrums well on the loosehead, is mobile and drives the ball up well. He is 22 going on 23 and looks to me to be a contender for Bok selection.  Another excellent front row forward from the Cheethas.

We seem blessed with looseheads but are thin on the tighthead side. This needs some planning.

By the way I saw Ramond Rhule being given at 78 kg. That cannot be right. Anyone have an accurate weight fo this guy. Is he a shoe in for the tour?
 

Meyer has certainly a lot of youngsters knocking on the door.


carpetmuncher

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RE: Marcell van der Merwe
October 22, 2012, 13:25:18

are we obsessed witht he weight scale again hey beeno ?????

 

rhule has speed and skill so how cares how much he weighs. it wont matter seeing that he will be more likely than note to run into non existed space by poor backline coaching


Saffex

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RE: Marcell van der Merwe
October 22, 2012, 13:25:40

Marcel is 21, turning 22 this month. The kid is a great prospect and has played much of the season at 3, I'd look to have him, Kitshoff and Malherbe in the squad with incumbents Jannie and Beast. Coenie on his return will also feature.

Rhule is a class act and muscled up, must feature in the 90kg+ mark


carpetmuncher

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RE: Marcell van der Merwe
October 22, 2012, 13:33:08

yes but not at the expense of skills development. gaining 12kg of muscle mass is not rocket science but making sure that the mass gets used correclty is something else.


Saffex

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RE: Marcell van der Merwe
October 22, 2012, 17:38:19

Well carpet there is no place for 78kg wings playing test rugby, so Rhule had to muscle up or he could have forgotten about making the grade - look at the size of Halfpenny of Wales these days - he looks like a bodybuilder now


Arthur John

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RE: Marcell van der Merwe
October 24, 2012, 00:49:59

 Marcell is going to be a killer in the Green and Gold.

Powerfull, hungry and driven....just what the Boks need up front.


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