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Beeno1

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Schalk Burger to play for Baa Baas
September 18, 2013, 13:46:34

 Ex I africa Wonder ful to see this great player coming back. More worries for wee abs!

The Barbarians have confirmed that Schalk Burger will join Springbok captain Jean de Villiers in the team to take on Fiji at Twickenham in November.


The World Cup-winning Springbok flank has been sidelined through injury and illness since the start of last year, but it appears he is set to make his return to the international stage in what will be his fourth appearance for the Barbarians.

Burger was hospitalised earlier this year when he contracted bacterial meningitis following surgery to drain a cyst near his spinal chord, and has been slowly working his way back to full fitness.

He will be joined by Bok skipper De Villiers in a team that will be coached by All Blacks boss Steve Hansen.

The world's most famous club confirmed the news in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

"*Breaking News - #baabaas head coach v @fijirugby is 2011 World Cup winning & @AllBlacks legend, STEVE HANSEN #rugby #rugbyunited.

"1st #baabaas player-he likes his steak rare & rugby ferocious @bokrugby bruiser & breakdown assassin SCHALK BURGER #rugby #rugbyunited.

"2nd #baabaas player- an inspirational captain & midfield whirlwind. @bokrugby dynamo JEAN DE VILLIERS #rugby #rugbyunited.

"We'll name the rest of #baabaas squad as we can. For now, welcome aboard Steve Hansen, Schalk Burger & Jean De Villiers #rugby #rugbyunited," the tweets read.

Stormers stalwarts Burger and De Villiers last played together for the Barbarians against Australia in 2008, whilst Hansen was assistant coach to Graham Henry in the Barbarians - See more at: http://sport.iafrica.com/rugby/news/880071.html#sthash.dPmV6Sp0.dpuf

 


Denny

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RE: Schalk Burger to play for Baa Baas
September 18, 2013, 13:53:41

That's great news. I don't care the level he kickstarts his career, it's good to see the old bull back on the park.


Wardad

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RE: Schalk Burger to play for Baa Baas
September 18, 2013, 15:10:08

Can the Fijians play with sunnies on ? hahahha takin da pizz .JDV and Hansen Hmmmm......will they be swapping war stories ? or state secrets ? more likely a beer or ten....


KalaedFreddie

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RE: Schalk Burger to play for Baa Baas
September 18, 2013, 15:19:51

That is good news.  Few know how ill he really was, nevermind the injury.  That is one tough customer.  Bietjie dom, nê ma always in my team a player that gives the extra bit every game.  we wish him well.


clevermike

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RE: Schalk Burger to play for Baa Baas
September 18, 2013, 15:31:04
Hope Burger gets back into rugby - but don't expect too much from that game - he has not played any rugby for nearly two years and will take time to get his game up to strength. Will be interesting to see how he shapes up in Super 15 next year


carpetmuncher

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RE: Schalk Burger to play for Baa Baas
September 18, 2013, 15:37:21

a great player and its good to see him back. Just hope he has put all this injurys behind him.

 

only thing that is a bit of a worry to me is that JDV is playing this game as well from sa rugby perspective i would rather have him rest a bit as this year he has basicly played non stop as well.


carpetmuncher

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RE: Schalk Burger to play for Baa Baas
September 18, 2013, 15:41:13

i am more interested from a bok perspective how juan smith is coming along at toulon.

 

still to me he our next bok captain or at least was captain pedigree. when he plays for the cheetahs he adds that exstra dimension to the team from a player perspective and captainacy wise.

 

just a pity injury has kept him out for so long


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