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    Posted: 26 June 2006 at 5:45pm

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Hottie Louw joins Blue Bulls

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006 - 16:42
Hottie Louw will be on loan to the Vodacom Blue Bulls from the Llanelli Scarlets for the remainder of the ABSA Currie Cup.

“I have returned to South Africa to compete for a place in the Springbok side and I believe the only way to do this is to play in the Currie Cup,” Louw said. “I would like to be in contention for a place in next year’s World Cup squad, and depending on my inclusion in the Springbok touring squad at the end of this year, will weigh up my options with regards to returning to the UK.”

Louw’s agent, James Adams, confirmed that Louw did not turn his back on Western Province, despite news reports to the contrary. He said that they had in fact been in contact with WP, but that the province did not get back to them with any offers.

Blue Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer said that Louw, who will be joining the Blue Bulls within the next two weeks, will be a huge asset to the province. “We have lost three locks to the Springboks, and Louw’s experience will be invaluable to us. He will also be able to share this experience with the young, talented locks in the province, which will aid their development,” Meyer said. “Hottie is still relatively young and he is now entering his best years as a lock. I believe he still has a role to play at international level.”


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So Hottie has ambitions to play for the Springboks again!

 

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So does that mean we stop paying his wages for now?
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Originally posted by westwalesdragon westwalesdragon wrote:

So does that mean we stop paying his wages for now?

It should mean that,yes.

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I appreciate Hottie didn't set the world alight last year and this may be a good move for him in the short term. However, what sort of break will he get from rugby prior to next season.?This sounds very much like he doesn't figure too highly in our plans, or am I reading to much into this? 
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If he does return to us for next season, I think it will do him good to play matches through the summer as he looked sluggish when he arrived here and only improved towards the latter stages of the season.
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Originally posted by Alan Alan wrote:

I appreciate Hottie didn't set the world alight last year and this may be a good move for him in the short term. However, what sort of break will he get from rugby prior to next season.?This sounds very much like he doesn't figure too highly in our plans, or am I reading to much into this? 


My guess is that you are reading it just about right!

If players are called up on  Wales or Lions duty over the summer then thats something that the region has to take on the chin. But to release a player for SA domestic duty? Thats what you call expendable or surplus, IMHO.
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He better improve his game Tenfold, if he's gonna get back into The springbok set-up! A long way off that standard at this moment in time.
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Originally posted by laura laura wrote:

He better improve his game Tenfold, if he's gonna get back into The springbok set-up! A long way off that standard at this moment in time.

TENFOLD!!!!!!!????????????. Either South African rugby is in crisis or he has a hugely inflated opinion of his own ability that he thinks he can go from semi pro rugby in Wales to the SA 1st XV.

Perhaps one of the first things that Phil Davies needs to do is to put a few egos in check, as it would appear that certain players are not half as good as they obviously think they are.

 

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So long and goodbye to another passenger who's wages we can hopefully utilise elsewhere. I hope Phil is indeed at the heart of these releases as it shows (imo) that there is indeed a "ruthless" streak that has long been missing from the set up. The players need to know that there are consequences for below par peformances, whether they be lack of effort or just not good enough for regional rugby. Hopefully from now on it'll be form and not personality that dictates a starting place.

We needed a kick up the **** and it looks like we've got one.

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Originally posted by no.6 no.6 wrote:

So long and goodbye to another passenger who's wages we can hopefully utilise elsewhere. I hope Phil is indeed at the heart of these releases as it shows (imo) that there is indeed a "ruthless" streak that has long been missing from the set up. The players need to know that there are consequences for below par peformances, whether they be lack of effort or just not good enough for regional rugby. Hopefully from now on it'll be form and not personality that dictates a starting place.

We needed a kick up the **** and it looks like we've got one.



I agree 100% with this, if Phil is indeed behind the move, or encouraged it.
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Originally posted by westwalesdragon westwalesdragon wrote:

So does that mean we stop paying his wages for now?


I doubt that they are paying 100% of his wages.


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Originally posted by no.6 no.6 wrote:

So long and goodbye to another passenger who's wages we can hopefully utilise elsewhere. I hope Phil is indeed at the heart of these releases as it shows (imo) that there is indeed a "ruthless" streak that has long been missing from the set up. The players need to know that there are consequences for below par peformances, whether they be lack of effort or just not good enough for regional rugby. Hopefully from now on it'll be form and not personality that dictates a starting place.

We needed a kick up the **** and it looks like we've got one.

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Originally posted by Scarletrover Scarletrover wrote:

Originally posted by no.6 no.6 wrote:

So long and goodbye to another passenger who's wages we can hopefully utilise elsewhere. I hope Phil is indeed at the heart of these releases as it shows (imo) that there is indeed a "ruthless" streak that has long been missing from the set up. The players need to know that there are consequences for below par peformances, whether they be lack of effort or just not good enough for regional rugby. Hopefully from now on it'll be form and not personality that dictates a starting place.

We needed a kick up the **** and it looks like we've got one.

Keep taking the 'sensible' pills 6,---They're working!!

Do you know, I hate being agreed with at times. It goes against the very reason I post on here mun!

What's worse sometimes are certain forum members agreeing with me:)

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