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Saffex

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Carl Wegner back in SA
July 02, 2014, 14:02:12

Great to see this lad is back. He was Etzebeth's lock partner in the Baby Bok side. Has finished a 2 year stint in France and is on the Cheetahs bench this weekend.

 

 

Good player and nice to see players returning


Saffex

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 02, 2014, 14:16:43
Good to see under utilized wing Mjekevu is also returning after the folding of the French club he is at. He is said to be returning to WP  


Chippo

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 02, 2014, 16:01:38
 Great to also see stefan de klerk on the comeback trail


Sharkbok

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 02, 2014, 18:40:15
Wee Wegner is 117kg according to Wikipedia and he is a lock. 
Is he a Matfied imposter?


Ceradyne

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 02, 2014, 19:44:42
 Wee Wegner?

Full name Pieter Steph[removed] du Toit
Date of birth 20 August 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 6 1?2 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
School Swartland


Beeno1

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 02, 2014, 20:07:12
 Sharks rugby have him at 116kg

He could play number 7 or lock. He will fill out a bit and reach 120 kg
Please note of course where he was born!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAPE TOWN


Beeno1

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 02, 2014, 20:10:51
Wegner is 23 weighd in at at 117 kg and is 2.01 m - 6ft 7ins


Saffex

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 10:02:27
Sharktwat.......try catch a wake up.....Matfield weighs 108kg, Wegner 117kg......spot the difference? 


Saffex

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 10:02:50
Who is Stefan de Klerk? 


Boklogic

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 11:59:23
 Mjekevu shot his mouth of too soon it looks like..He said his allegiance lies with playing for France and he had met a girl over there and was happier than a pig in [removed]..

Seems the French weren't as keen on him as he was on them then??


Saffex

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 13:18:07
Mjekevu's club has folded, he had no choice but to move 


Boklogic

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 14:28:58
Yep, fully understand he had no choice but I would have thought the powers that be within French rugby would have made sure he links up with another French club to ensure he does his time and becomes eligible for their national team. 
Perhaps he started off like a freight train and failed to maintain those standards consistently. 


mozart

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 14:55:05
I understand Jan Watermeyer may be back at the Stormers soon, the lad has taken US rugby by storm...haha...no pun intended. At 107 kgs and able to run the 100 metres in 11 seconds, he is exactly the kind of fast eigthman we need. A sort of Big Joe with a physical  sting. 


Saffex

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 16:32:33

I don't think anyone can comment on his form while playing in France and once the club folded, he would have grabbed any opportunity he could get his hands on.

 

 

I doubt he would have made enough of an impression to be snapped up by a top French side

 

 

Just glad he is coming back home as he looked full of promise a few years back as 19 year old playing for the Lions.

 

 

He muscled up considerably after that but somehow never built on from that first year. He certainly has the raw material to be an asset to a side. Has a wicked step on him


mozart

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 16:47:23
What were your impressions of Watermeyer as a youngster Dave? 


Ceradyne

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 17:17:11
 
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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 13:18:07
Mjekevu's club has folded, he had no choice but to move 


More bull[removed]. His club, Perpignan, didn't fold. They were relegated to the PRO D2. They are still going and will  be fighting for promotion back into the Top14 next season


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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 16:32:33

I don't think anyone can comment on his form while playing in France and once the club folded, he would have grabbed any opportunity he could get his hands on.

 

 

I doubt he would have made enough of an impression to be snapped up by a top French side


And some more BS. He played in the Top14 in the 2013/14 season and would have been in the eye of all the other top French clubs. If he really was that good, he would have been scooped up by any of the better clubs. It is easier for a good player to stand out in a weaker side than to stand out among a bunch of super stars. Nahh. I don't buy it. If he was good, he would have been offered a deal with one of the remaining clubs. Biarritz were also relegated together with Perpignan and they are losing players to Toulon (Fabian Barcello), Stade Francais (Raphael Lakafea), Racing Metro (Teddy Thomas), etc, etc.


kingcorn

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 17:17:30
A lot of good young black talent available 


Saffex

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 03, 2014, 18:01:22
I rated Watermeyer and Dippenaar who were the young Bulls centre pairs. Neither got much game time behind Olivier, Watermeyer went off to Wales for a stint and Dippenaar is now a Blitzbok stalwart - why you asking? 


mozart

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 04, 2014, 04:56:33
Jan Watermeyer was a fiction Dave....but trust you to come up with a young Bools centre named Watermeyer who you rated. My faith in you is restored....hahaha


The_Truth

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 04, 2014, 08:41:23
 Probably Meyer's fault that he's back?


Saffex

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RE: Carl Wegner back in SA
July 04, 2014, 09:41:17
Um Moz I was talking about the Watermeyer playing for the Lions at 12 currently.......I know my players unlike most of you on this board 


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