Monday, December 19, 2005

The "Chiropractor" is a Cheetah

According to an interesting rumour of celtic origin- "The Chiropractor" Brian Lima is joining the Vodacom Cheetahs for the 2006 Super 14 season.

OORB were unable to confirm this as yet, but enjoy this background information on Brian Lima in the meantime.

If it does turn out to be the truth, it might not be the present that Derrick Hougaard wanted-in his x-mas stocking- for the 10 Feb 2006 match with the Vodacom Cheetahs. It might be that Heyneke Meyer will be turning to him for the pivot role as the Cheetah loose trio and Barry Goodes had forced Morne Steyn into elementary errors during the 2005 CC final.

Both the text and the photo is from wikipedia- url-

Brian Lima (born 25 January 1972 in Apia, Samoa) is a Samoan rugby union footballer.

Originally a wing, Lima has moved into centre for Samoa as his pace has lessened, but he remains a formidable player.

He has earned the memorable nickname of "The Chiropractor" for his shuddering hits in defence that supposedly rearrange the bones of the victim. He has been described as the best Samoan rugby union player of all time.

He made his debut for Manu Samoa back in 1990 and featured in the famous World Cup win over Wales in 1991. He was the youngest player at the 1991 Rugby World Cup.

One of Brian Lima's greatest moments came in Samoa's match against South Africa in a sudden death qualification match to be in the top 5 in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. As Springbok fly-half Derick Hougaard leapt up in the air and caught the ball, Lima "spear-tackled" Hougaard, sending him crashing to the ground and dazing him for at least 5 to 10 minutes.

He signed for Munster after an extremely impressive game for the southern hemisphere vs the northern hemisphere in a fundraising game for the Tsunami appeal. However Lima was injured shortly after landing in Ireland and never got to pull on the Munster jersey. He has also played for Auckland Blues and in Japan. He signed a two year deal with Bristol starting in the 2005-6 season.

He is the only player in rugby union history to have appeared in four Rugby World Cups and is on track to appear in a record fifth in the 2007 World Cup in France.

Eish! Hougaard mag dalk net nagmerries kry hieroor. Oh well, ek glo hy sal die mas opkom. Hy sal hopelik daarvan vergeet en terugkeer na sy skitterende self.

Ek sien jy's op msn, gaan so bietjie online, dan kan ons so chat. Die website en ruggaworld is maar dood. Almal is seker op verlof.

Sal later op MSN gaan- wil net die storie verder vat
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