Joubert's words on retirement

Joubert's words on retirement

Post by Gary Meyer » Sat, 11 Sep 1999 04:00:00


I've just read the article on Rugby Today regarding Andre Joubert's
announcement of his retirement after
the Currie Cup final.

I think the rugby world will miss not only his smoothness and grace on
the field but his class and great attitude off it.

(Portions of the article from www.iol.co.za reproduced below). See
www.scrum.com/rugbytoday/index.htm (Sept 10) for the full article)

"Six weeks ago I retired from the international game and now I want to
make my complete retirement official, so
  then there can be no temptation to play again."

 "If there is one message I can leave behind it is this: the individual
does not make the game, the game makes
   the individual. Players must never believe they are bigger than the
sport."

 Joubert's recent actions speak louder than his words. After the
Springboks' loss to New Zealand in the
 Tri-Nations match in Pretoria last month, most South Africans howled
for Percy Montgomery's head and the
   immediate reinstatement of Joubert at fullback.

    Joubert had every right to feel smug but, instead of revelling in
his adversary's misfortune, he sent a fax to
    Monty wishing him everything of the best for the Boks' encounter
with the Wallabies in Cape Town that week and
     advised him to ignore the criticism.

Montgomery's much-improved showing might in some way have been
attributed to the gentlemanly conduct of his
 fullback rival.

 Meanwhile, there is one last spin around the block for the Rolls Royce.

 "What better way to end it all than a Currie Cup final against the
Lions at Kings Park? I can tell you that Gary
   (Teichmann), Mac (Ian McIntosh) and I are thrilled at how it has all
worked out.

 "As you get older in this game you realise just how important the
supporters are. I'm not just saying that. I truly
   mean it. Young players must realise that they can achieve nothing
without support.

"It is an honour to play in a Currie Cup final in front of 52 000
people. I am thankful that I have such an incredible
  opportunity to say thank you to the fans who have supported me."

 
 
 

Joubert's words on retirement

Post by Hector Camero » Sat, 11 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> I've just read the article on Rugby Today regarding Andre Joubert's
> announcement of his retirement after
> the Currie Cup final.

> I think the rugby world will miss not only his smoothness and grace on
> the field but his class and great attitude off it.

> (Portions of the article from www.iol.co.za reproduced below). See
> www.scrum.com/rugbytoday/index.htm (Sept 10) for the full article)

> "Six weeks ago I retired from the international game and now I want to
> make my complete retirement official, so
>   then there can be no temptation to play again."

>  "If there is one message I can leave behind it is this: the individual
> does not make the game, the game makes
>    the individual. Players must never believe they are bigger than the
> sport."

>  Joubert's recent actions speak louder than his words. After the
> Springboks' loss to New Zealand in the
>  Tri-Nations match in Pretoria last month, most South Africans howled
> for Percy Montgomery's head and the
>    immediate reinstatement of Joubert at fullback.

>     Joubert had every right to feel smug but, instead of revelling in
> his adversary's misfortune, he sent a fax to
>     Monty wishing him everything of the best for the Boks' encounter
> with the Wallabies in Cape Town that week and
>      advised him to ignore the criticism.

> Montgomery's much-improved showing might in some way have been
> attributed to the gentlemanly conduct of his
>  fullback rival.

>  Meanwhile, there is one last spin around the block for the Rolls Royce.

>  "What better way to end it all than a Currie Cup final against the
> Lions at Kings Park? I can tell you that Gary
>    (Teichmann), Mac (Ian McIntosh) and I are thrilled at how it has all
> worked out.

>  "As you get older in this game you realise just how important the
> supporters are. I'm not just saying that. I truly
>    mean it. Young players must realise that they can achieve nothing
> without support.

> "It is an honour to play in a Currie Cup final in front of 52 000
> people. I am thankful that I have such an incredible
>   opportunity to say thank you to the fans who have supported me."

yes but is the final going to be live on sky

 
 
 

Joubert's words on retirement

Post by lpo » Sun, 12 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> I've just read the article on Rugby Today regarding Andre Joubert's
> announcement of his retirement after
> the Currie Cup final.

> I think the rugby world will miss not only his smoothness and grace on
> the field but his class and great attitude off it.

Yes.He did not deserve to spend the last couple of years in relative
obscurity.Any country would have been proud to have him.
A true sportsman.

 
 
 

Joubert's words on retirement

Post by Pete » Mon, 13 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:



>> I've just read the article on Rugby Today regarding Andre Joubert's
>> announcement of his retirement after
>> the Currie Cup final.

>> I think the rugby world will miss not only his smoothness and grace on
>> the field but his class and great attitude off it.

>Yes.He did not deserve to spend the last couple of years in relative
>obscurity.Any country would have been proud to have him.
>A true sportsman.

He was treated very badly by the SA press, a great Springbok, he was not
given the recognition and respect he had earned!!
Pity he couldn't go out on a high note but it looks as if he had made
the right decision.
Maybe we may see him someday on the international golf circuit, another
Gary Player in the making!!
--
Pete
 
 
 

Joubert's words on retirement

Post by Ferdi Greyli » Mon, 13 Sep 1999 04:00:00



<<>He was treated very badly by the SA press, a great Springbok, he
was not

Quote:
>given the recognition and respect he had earned!! >>

Really heh?

Is this the same Joubert that the SA press time and again wrote should
be picked for the Boks?

 
 
 

Joubert's words on retirement

Post by lpo » Tue, 14 Sep 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


> <<>He was treated very badly by the SA press, a great Springbok, he
> was not
> >given the recognition and respect he had earned!! >>

> Really heh?

> Is this the same Joubert that the SA press time and again wrote should
> be picked for the Boks?

Very true.The only opposition he had was from *** Mullet.
 
 
 

Joubert's words on retirement

Post by Peter Rae Wilmo » Wed, 15 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>Really heh?

>Is this the same Joubert that the SA press time and again wrote should
>be picked for the Boks?

Since when have the SA press written that he should be picked for the
Boks?
Did they ask for him to stay at FB after the Lions tour of 97?
No, they all claimed the Rolls Royce was clapped out and too be replaced
by a sleeker model!
All right they want him in there now because Percy had a bad day at
Ellis Park so they are after his *** and want him dropped.
Joubert should of stayed at FB after the Lions tour. I know there were a
lot of other things going on at Sarfu and big changes were being called
for, but if he had more support when it was needed, I sure he  would
have repaid that confidence by performance in the field.

--
Peter Rae Wilmot

 
 
 

Joubert's words on retirement

Post by Ferdi Greyli » Thu, 16 Sep 1999 04:00:00

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999 23:46:36 +0100, Peter Rae Wilmot

<<>Since when have the SA press written that he should be picked for
the

Quote:
>Boks? >>

Since, hell, about 12 years ago.

<<>Did they ask for him to stay at FB after the Lions tour of 97?

Quote:
>No, they all claimed the Rolls Royce was clapped out and too be replaced
>by a sleeker model!
>All right they want him in there now because Percy had a bad day at
>Ellis Park so they are after his *** and want him dropped.
>Joubert should of stayed at FB after the Lions tour. I know there were a
>lot of other things going on at Sarfu and big changes were being called
>for, but if he had more support when it was needed, I sure he  would
>have repaid that confidence by performance in the field.>>

We must read different papers then.
In which case I would suggest you start saying something like: "the
papers that I have read, namely......" in stead of saying "the press".
 
 
 

Joubert's words on retirement

Post by Peter Erasmu » Thu, 16 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Some people have one of those days -

Percy it would appear has one of those lives.

 
 
 

Joubert's words on retirement

Post by Peter Rae Wilmo » Sun, 19 Sep 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>Some people have one of those days -

>Percy it would appear has one of those lives.

Percy who?
--
Peter Rae Wilmot