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oimatey

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OleCruz to debut?
August 22, 2013, 03:14:39

From what I can tell from this article it looks like he has been called into the squad to replace injured Manuel Carizza.

 

Phelan is supposed to announce the starting squad tomorrow - hope he gets in !!

 

 


sasuke uchiha

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 22, 2013, 04:29:49

21/08/2013 / PERSONAL RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

Cambio en el plantel de Los Pumas vs Sudáfrica

Management Rugby Argentina Rugby Union confirmed a change in the roster of Argentine Selected face confrontation against South Africa. The player Thomas Lavanini replace Manuel Carizza.


The second line, Manuel Carizza, continues its recovery acromio clavicular sprain he suffered last Saturday and will not able to match you play the Pumas in Mendoza. Thus, the player of Indian Club, Thomas Lavanini, was summoned to join the squad.

The Pumas will train tomorrow morning in Buenos Aires, where the Head Coach of Los Pumas Santiago Phelan, confirm the formation to face South Africa. In the afternoon, the National squad will travel to Mendoza, where on Saturday August 24, at 16:10, will face South Africa at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, for the second round of the 2013 Rugby Championship Staff.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 22, 2013, 04:32:29

funky google translation form the article i copied from oimateys link, but i love how it translates the chiefs 'the indian club', classic, :oP

hope ole cruz makes it, wishing him all the best, :o)


bluebok

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 22, 2013, 08:13:58
Well I really hope he gets his shot! Just not against us, because he is such a nice guy I'd love to support him, but that will be tough if he is playing against the Boks.


clevermike

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 22, 2013, 13:21:03
oi-mattey

Our telephone lines for the area has been on the blink twice in two days - and I only got on just now. I thought I had a scoop - but as always you beat me to it. Yes - that is how I interpret the article as well. He has been very quiet over the past week and he probably was told on Sunday already to join the squad - which will leave him no time to write anything on this site. Since Albasete was also injured on Saturday - it is very likely that he will be in the starting line-up. I had Albasete as a lock selection for the game on Saturday - but if Tomas is in the starting line-up - I will replace Albasete with him in my Foxsport selection. He will be nice and very cheap to boot.

Sasue

Tomas' local team he plays for is known as Hindu Club - which I assume is translated into Indian by the Spanish. If he makes the Argentina team starting line-up - his price for the Chiefs will also increase. Hope the youngster does well - especially when they play against the AB's with their questionable lock situation. LOL By the way I had Sam Whitelock in my Test Rugby site he was a disastrous choice. Have to go the Tomas way - it seems to me. LOL


clevermike

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 22, 2013, 17:59:35
oi-matey

I found the team on their website - Tomas is on the bench - good luck to this very modest and nice youngster.


OleCruz

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 22, 2013, 18:06:14

Guys, I cannot thank you enough for your words and support.

 

I could say a million things now, about how I feel, what I dream, etc. But it's not the time for words. It's time to honor the jersey I have been borrowed. :)

 

Acta, non verba.

 

That aside, I am DYING to go toe to toe with Eben. Been looking forward to that for years now.

 

Good luck to the Boks! May the best team win. :)

 

 


oimatey

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 22, 2013, 18:14:36

 Awesome stuff bud - give it 110% as I am sure you will. Pretty incredible feeling representing your country - nothing like it !!!

 

Will be watching for that Eben matchup :)))

 


clevermike

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 22, 2013, 18:18:18
Tomas

We are with you all the way. Hope you are wearing your blue scrum cap - it seems to be your lucky charm. And don't hurt Eben. LOL


canrugby

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 22, 2013, 22:44:27

Wow. Pretty cool. How do you guys know olecruz is Thomas Lavanini?

 

I am going to be the starting 7 for my club in a couple of months. :P 


clevermike

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 23, 2013, 00:28:27
Canrugby

Ole Cruz came clear about his identity a few weeks back 0 when he signed up with the Chiefs and posted a report that he could only have posted if he was inside the Chiefs set up. He also admitted that he in fact was Tomas and there is no doubt that he in fact is the real deal. About 10 days ago he posted a ESPN interview and he also advised that he was on standby in the case of injuries to players - but he added that he hope it is not necessary - as the guys in the squad worked so hard and deserve to be there.

He has some SA links as well. His father owns a home in Clifton - an extremely expensive suburb in Cape Town and they stay there about 3 months a year. He apparently knows some of the younger players in SA personally and can provide a lot of info on them as well when asked.

I like the way he modestly but with expertise post info on this site - obviously a very nice youngster.


Sharkbok

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 23, 2013, 00:31:48

Also by his rugby knowledge.

He sounds like an expert with much more knowledge than a fans like us


mozart

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 23, 2013, 00:38:53
Ruckers Forum has a first, we have had relatives on other sites, but never to my knowledge an active test player......good luck Ole Cruz!


Beeno1

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 23, 2013, 10:33:38

 Thomas listen carefully to your Uncle Beeno. Avoid any contact with Etzebeth as this will prolong your career.

Next I think you Argies should beef up your pack. Can you play 7 as your team needs a big loosie.?

I shouldnt be be helping out with these suggestions but we are hoping you guys do very well after the Mendoza match. A win over the abs would be epic as they are set for a fall.


Rooinek

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 23, 2013, 11:43:34

Good luck Tomas!

 

Don't worry too much about Abby Elizabeth. Just niggle him a few times and he'll explode into a red rage. He'll then try to prove to everyone what a tough guy he is and he'll be off to the sin bin.


Beeno1

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RE: OleCruz to debut?
August 23, 2013, 12:34:44

Rooitwit I think Etzebeth shows remarkable constraint as they do try and needle him. However these days there are so many hard men in the Bok side opposition sides dont know where to start.

In any case rooitwit how many times has Etzebeth been sent off. You are getting this wrong as per usual. Please try and support the Boks after all they are not playing your wee abs -rolling laughter (#10)

 


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