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Beeno1

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Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
November 16, 2012, 08:38:08

I have wondered for some years why there was any support fo rths iaverage player. Snapster however had him high on his list given his under 23 sttus tc. So her ewe hav eanother doubter (And please windpomp my negative views on Chilli bpy dont mean I am almost always agains tthe Boks etc -  Bwahahahhahaha talk about missing the nail and hitting your thumb!!!))

RYAN VREDE of Keo, in Edinburgh, writes that Chiliboy Ralepelle needs good counsel and to be honest with himself and accept he doesn’t have a future with the Springboks.

Another tour carrying tackle bags. I can’t think of a player more familiar with their constitution than Ralepelle. He was overlooked for the Ireland Test, falling further down the queue with the inclusion of Schalk Brits. Now Ralepelle hasn’t been deemed good enough to play against Scotland and won’t see the grass of Twickenham unless injuries intervene.

I’ve written extensively about this subject and I still feel it is pertinent in light of how appallingly Ralepelle has been treated over the course of his Test career. (Hedidnt have t oaccept being picked even though he was not good enough. Where wa shis self respect!)

In detailing Ralepelle’s plight, you cannot ignore the impact and timing of injuries on his career. In 2008 then coach Peter de Villiers said he would have been his starting hooker had he not been sidelined at the beginning of his tenure. It proved to be no more than lip service, as De Villiers subsequently played Ralepelle in small bursts (Of coure it a different story when the rubber hits the road and you have t oactually play an underperfroming player). Jake White was culpable as well, consistently extolling Ralepelle’s value but seldom backing that with game time. (Culpable you say- well how about the whole quota system bing culpable for thsi disgusting way of dealing with things - pease note the abs NEVER EVER have to have convesations on this level.))

Meyer has been honest with Ralepelle from the start, never leading the player to believe he had more of a chance than he actually did. And with every hooker fit, Ralepelle is, at best, fourth in Meyer’s pecking order behind Bismarck du Plessis, Adriaan Strauss and Schalk Brits (Sorry he i salso behing Liebenberg!). Meyer told me on Monday that he doesn’t see Ralepelle as an impact player, which further undermines his cause.

‘I can’t speak for other coaches but I feel for Chiliboy,’ Meyer added. ‘This was the year I thought he would push hard for a starting spot. He had a chance when Bismarck was injured, but then he got injured himself, and when he came back he was on the bench for the Bulls while Adriaan got better and better. Then Tiaan [Liebenberg] came in and played really well. We’re blessed with some world-class hookers in South Africa. Hopefully next year Chili can play regularly and force his way back.’ (Dont bank on it he is an ordinary player and if we have no better than we are weak in that position)

I’ve spoken to some people close to the 26-year-old and he is deeply frustrated. This is understandable. In 21 Tests Ralepelle has played just 307 minutes, 125 of those against Italy and Namibia.

His contract with the Bulls runs until October 2013 . It is a simple business decision if emotion is removed. Ralepelle should cash in with a European or Japanese club thereafter or negotiate an early release. In the absence of a Test future, and having won every title he can with the franchise, Ralepelle needs to be selfish and pursue a deal that would benefit him financially as well as as player and person. Either that or continue to be the world’s best paid crash-test dummy (Great idea I am sure he will be snapped up like ou pdv has been. Yes he may get a contract at some lessor overseas club I guess  - trouble is if another black player of classs doesnt emmerge then we have to find another quota one!)

Sorry I dont have very much sympathy for chilli boy he should never have come near a Bok side. Neither do i blame the coaches for picking him given their quot obligatiosn - what choice do they have. chilli boy though should live up to his claim that he  made in England on that tour where he captained the Boks (Amazing really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) that he didnt want to be a quota player. That would earn him some respect but its somethig he has not lived up to.

 

 


clevermike

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RE: Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
November 16, 2012, 09:08:41

Chilliboi as an Under 21 Player was one of the best I have seen.   However, he has not really developed further after that and the numerous injuries - all at the wrong time - added to that problem.    If I was him - I would follow that advice - get a well-paying foreign contract and make the best of it over the next five years left in his playing career.

He did well for the Bulls - but there are too many good hokkers ahead of him in the Springbok queque.   Bissmarck is only two years his senior and Strauss is younger.   Bismarck is likely to be around for at least another 3  years and Strauss for longer - so where does that leave him.   

Hope he read the article and get the message - make hay financially while the sun is shining - don't wait for too long.   Staying  with the Bulls may be detrimental - all indications are they are not going to do well in  the Super Series in 2013 (Ceradyne is going to have a fit for me saying that) and it is better for him to leave whilst on a high.  .  


Beeno1

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RE: Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
November 16, 2012, 09:31:29

Probably the best adivce for him Mike. He is not a bad player but can one honestly say he should be a Bok.. I think I saw snapster having him down as Bok captain in some weid side he had selected.!!

Dont write off the bulle quite yet.  They still have a good sqaud and some good younger players. I wonder if Jan Serfontein will be given a shot?  Ou windpomp never saw it coming when I warned him about the bulle going downhill. Hahahahahhaha  - but then again he wasnt the only one.

But no ou windpomp and his beloved  bulle aside our goal has to be 4 sides in the top 8 (or even 6!!) Oz can have two - the Reds and Brumbies and the nz  two - the crusties and the wee chiefs. Now wouldnt that be nice!


hakwa

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RE: Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
November 16, 2012, 09:43:09

 wondering whether his ongoing exclusion had anything to do with the ongoing exotic colour of his urine in the lab ;-))

has he recovered yet from his eye injury?


Beeno1

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RE: Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
November 16, 2012, 10:10:43

Now now hawkwa lets give the shots above the belt! 


kingcorn

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RE: Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
November 16, 2012, 11:43:08

Chilli has always been an enigma and over hyped by previous coaches trying to fill their quota in the match day 22 meaning that our subs bench hardly made an impact. 

The times that he has been fit and especially in this years super 15 he did actually perform really well, but only in short burst. I remember one game where he got a few over Bismark. So the potentia is there but he just never seem to hold together for long enough where as Bismark and Struass just keeps on going 


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
November 16, 2012, 21:47:07
hakwa

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RE: Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
November 16, 2012, 09:43:09

 wondering whether his ongoing exclusion had anything to do with the ongoing exotic colour of his urine in the lab ;-))

has he recovered yet from his eye injury?

 

Beeno1

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RE: Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
November 16, 2012, 10:10:43

Now now hawkwa lets give the shots above the belt! 

 





LMFAO, :oD!!!


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
November 16, 2012, 21:59:19

how does the inclusion of schalk brits actually benefit the Boks??? he is nothing then a short term answer and another prime example of a NH player taking away tghe opportunity of SA based players.

i dont agree with the comment that chiliboy didnt have to accept the Bok selection either, what should he have done, turn his back on an opportunity to possibly represent his country and achieve what is the pinnacle of all spots atheltes??? of course not, its an hionour to represent ur country and im sure thats how chiliboy sees it too.

as for this give up on ur dreams, WTF??? talk about negative vibes, thought u would of had enough of that with the neagtive rugby that was being played for so long in the oks, LMAO, :oP
 

IMO chiliboy is a great player who has had a bad run lately, but is really a quota issue, cos the last time i checked, morne aint a coloured or black and hes been in  the same boat for the last God knows how many years.

in light of bizzies and t liebenbergs injuries, meyer should have picked a strauss, chiliboy and deon fourie as the Boks hookers for the squad, but logic dosent dictate meyers selection, maybe hes using the same coaching manual that PDV used during his tenure???
 


KalaedFreddie

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RE: Ralepelle must abandon Bok dream
July 05, 2013, 08:14:11

LOL


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