Thursday, January 20, 2011

Me and Google no. 4

I did this interview with ABC News in Australia at the 2003 Rugby World Cup regarding Rudi van Vuuren, who was going to become the first person to play in a rugby and cricket world cup. Rudi currently a medical doctor and a dedicated nature conservationist in Namibia.

Rudi's chance for World Cups double

Cricketer-cum-rugby player Rudi van Vuuren would be forgiven for wishing his team-mates the very worst of luck as Namibia made six changes for their final World Cup match against Romania on Thursday.

The 31-year-old fly-half, included on the bench, will become the first man to play in the cricket and rugby World Cups if an injury or substitution allows him to take the field against the Romanians in Launceston.
Van Vuuren, seeking a 14th cap and still not fully match fit, was selected for Namibia's opening game of the tournament against Argentina only to be forced to withdraw with a left calf injury.
A medium-pacer, he played in the cricket World Cup earlier in the year.
Namibia were crushed by a record Cup margin of 142-0 by Australia in Pool A last week
Coincidentally, they also lost to Australia in the cricket tournament by a record runs margin.
Scrum-half Hakkies Husselman, captain against Australia, and left wing Jurie Booysen have been replaced by winger Vince Dreyer and 23-year-old scrum-half Neil Swanepoel.
Number eight Sean Furter returns as captain in one of four changes to the pack.
"The main aim was to keep the best squad for the last match. It's make or break for us," Namibia team spokesman Hylton Ferreira said.
Namibia and Romania have yet to win a game in the tournament.

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