OleCruz to debut?

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Aug 22, 2013, 03:14

From what I can tell from this article it looks like he has been called into the squad to replace injured Manuel Carizza.

 

Phelan is supposed to announce the starting squad tomorrow - hope he gets in !!

 

 

Aug 22, 2013, 04:29

21/08/2013 / PERSONAL RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP 2013

Cambio en el plantel de Los Pumas vs Sudáfrica

Management Rugby Argentina Rugby Union confirmed a change in the roster of Argentine Selected face confrontation against South Africa. The player Thomas Lavanini replace Manuel Carizza.


The second line, Manuel Carizza, continues its recovery acromio clavicular sprain he suffered last Saturday and will not able to match you play the Pumas in Mendoza. Thus, the player of Indian Club, Thomas Lavanini, was summoned to join the squad.

The Pumas will train tomorrow morning in Buenos Aires, where the Head Coach of Los Pumas Santiago Phelan, confirm the formation to face South Africa. In the afternoon, the National squad will travel to Mendoza, where on Saturday August 24, at 16:10, will face South Africa at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, for the second round of the 2013 Rugby Championship Staff.

Aug 22, 2013, 04:32

funky google translation form the article i copied from oimateys link, but i love how it translates the chiefs 'the indian club', classic, :oP

hope ole cruz makes it, wishing him all the best, :o)

Aug 22, 2013, 08:13

Well I really hope he gets his shot! Just not against us, because he is such a nice guy I'd love to support him, but that will be tough if he is playing against the Boks.

Aug 22, 2013, 13:21

oi-mattey

Our telephone lines for the area has been on the blink twice in two days - and I only got on just now. I thought I had a scoop - but as always you beat me to it. Yes - that is how I interpret the article as well. He has been very quiet over the past week and he probably was told on Sunday already to join the squad - which will leave him no time to write anything on this site. Since Albasete was also injured on Saturday - it is very likely that he will be in the starting line-up. I had Albasete as a lock selection for the game on Saturday - but if Tomas is in the starting line-up - I will replace Albasete with him in my Foxsport selection. He will be nice and very cheap to boot.

Sasue

Tomas' local team he plays for is known as Hindu Club - which I assume is translated into Indian by the Spanish. If he makes the Argentina team starting line-up - his price for the Chiefs will also increase. Hope the youngster does well - especially when they play against the AB's with their questionable lock situation. LOL By the way I had Sam Whitelock in my Test Rugby site he was a disastrous choice. Have to go the Tomas way - it seems to me. LOL

Aug 22, 2013, 17:59

oi-matey

I found the team on their website - Tomas is on the bench - good luck to this very modest and nice youngster.

Aug 22, 2013, 18:06

Guys, I cannot thank you enough for your words and support.

 

I could say a million things now, about how I feel, what I dream, etc. But it's not the time for words. It's time to honor the jersey I have been borrowed. :)

 

Acta, non verba.

 

That aside, I am DYING to go toe to toe with Eben. Been looking forward to that for years now.

 

Good luck to the Boks! May the best team win. :)

 

 

Aug 22, 2013, 18:14

 Awesome stuff bud - give it 110% as I am sure you will. Pretty incredible feeling representing your country - nothing like it !!!

 

Will be watching for that Eben matchup :)))

 

Aug 22, 2013, 18:18

Tomas

We are with you all the way. Hope you are wearing your blue scrum cap - it seems to be your lucky charm. And don't hurt Eben. LOL

Aug 22, 2013, 22:44

Wow. Pretty cool. How do you guys know olecruz is Thomas Lavanini?

 

I am going to be the starting 7 for my club in a couple of months. :P 

Aug 23, 2013, 00:28

Canrugby

Ole Cruz came clear about his identity a few weeks back 0 when he signed up with the Chiefs and posted a report that he could only have posted if he was inside the Chiefs set up. He also admitted that he in fact was Tomas and there is no doubt that he in fact is the real deal. About 10 days ago he posted a ESPN interview and he also advised that he was on standby in the case of injuries to players - but he added that he hope it is not necessary - as the guys in the squad worked so hard and deserve to be there.

He has some SA links as well. His father owns a home in Clifton - an extremely expensive suburb in Cape Town and they stay there about 3 months a year. He apparently knows some of the younger players in SA personally and can provide a lot of info on them as well when asked.

I like the way he modestly but with expertise post info on this site - obviously a very nice youngster.

Aug 23, 2013, 00:31

Also by his rugby knowledge.

He sounds like an expert with much more knowledge than a fans like us

Aug 23, 2013, 00:38

Ruckers Forum has a first, we have had relatives on other sites, but never to my knowledge an active test player......good luck Ole Cruz!

Aug 23, 2013, 10:33

 Thomas listen carefully to your Uncle Beeno. Avoid any contact with Etzebeth as this will prolong your career.

Next I think you Argies should beef up your pack. Can you play 7 as your team needs a big loosie.?

I shouldnt be be helping out with these suggestions but we are hoping you guys do very well after the Mendoza match. A win over the abs would be epic as they are set for a fall.

Aug 23, 2013, 11:43

Good luck Tomas!

 

Don't worry too much about Abby Elizabeth. Just niggle him a few times and he'll explode into a red rage. He'll then try to prove to everyone what a tough guy he is and he'll be off to the sin bin.

Aug 23, 2013, 12:34

Rooitwit I think Etzebeth shows remarkable constraint as they do try and needle him. However these days there are so many hard men in the Bok side opposition sides dont know where to start.

In any case rooitwit how many times has Etzebeth been sent off. You are getting this wrong as per usual. Please try and support the Boks after all they are not playing your wee abs -rolling laughter (#10)

 

Apr 12, 2018, 19:34

Hi Tomas...have not seen you around for some time...too many yellow cards, che, or are you still playing somewhere.?

Please come back as a poster as Mozart, Pooo-ie, Beeno, Mike and Seb are "missing" you...LOL.and Bahahahahahahahaha

PS...You were our best poster...at least some intelligent comments came from Argentina.

Correction...after Cloudy you were our best poster!:D

Apr 12, 2018, 23:50

Still can’t believe these turkeys actually thought they were conversing with Lavanini!! Gullible to the max.....

Apr 14, 2018, 11:15

Moolaa, whoever that larp was, he played it very good and he knew his rugby and did his homework. From all the posters on this site over the years I think Alucard is the only one who could have pulled it off, but I don't really think it was him. It most likely is one of the posters on this site, but who?

Apr 14, 2018, 11:15

Moolaa, whoever that larp was, he played it very good and he knew his rugby and did his homework. From all the posters on this site over the years I think Alucard is the only one who could have pulled it off, but I don't really think it was him. It most likely is one of the posters on this site, but who?

Apr 14, 2018, 11:15

Moolaa, whoever that larp was, he played it very good and he knew his rugby and did his homework. From all the posters on this site over the years I think Alucard is the only one who could have pulled it off, but I don't really think it was him. It most likely is one of the posters on this site, but who?

Oct 08, 2019, 01:39

We all fell for the Ole Cruz X-files


Oct 08, 2019, 06:20

True.....but some of us were open enough to accept it was a scam.....others like Peeper and Poofter haven't accepted it to this day.

Oct 08, 2019, 06:54

Funny... I  remember reading posts by Tomas in the early days and always thought Tomas was legitimate... always watched his games with more of a degree of interest since... 


  

Oct 08, 2019, 08:45

So it wasn't the guy?

But didn't Ed confirm it was?


Oct 08, 2019, 09:18

Plum I'm sure you're right...I do remember the Ed saying it was him....that's the part that puzzles, unless ofcourse Ed was also having us on...but I don't think that's his style.


Oct 08, 2019, 09:57

Hi all

Just to clarify, we did initially think Ole Cruz was indeed legit.

Based in IP address and registration information, and we reached out via email, we thought we had the right guy.

Hindsight.....

Based on the palooka's on pitch behavior, we now highly doubt (but cannot confirm) it was him.

He can barely string a sentence together in English, let alone write like an Oxford graduate.

Yours in rugga

Ed


Oct 08, 2019, 11:02

:P


Feb 07, 2014, 13:36

Thanks for that update, Ed.

I really hope Tomas returns now that he's been vindicated . . . even if it's only to help certain posters wipe the egg off their faces after describing his contributions on here as the "scam of the decade"!

Shplott!

Oct 08, 2019, 11:03

:D

Ou Maaik, the speed with which Moffie quickly jumped on the bandwagon after that Moolaa twat put up his incredibly flimsy "evidence" (phoning a mate who knew a mate who allegedly knew Tomas) puts him squarely in the skunk category as well.

"Say RooiAAS do you still believe in the Tooth Fairy and Father Christmas.....hahahahahaha." 

You still laughing, Moffie? 

Pompous arsehole!

Oct 08, 2019, 11:15

Will the real Ole Cruz please stand up?


Feb 07, 2014, 14:29

 It would make sense to keep your identity more private. Posting on messageboards, having certain opinions and views can sully your reputation or land you in hot water in some cases. His level of input was such that I believe he was legit. It would take an extraordinary case to sway me on the matter, and that is well beyond the capacity of almost everyone present. 

Oct 08, 2019, 12:15

I never did!!

Oct 08, 2019, 15:15

Feb 07, 2014, 14:29

 It would make sense to keep your identity more private. Posting on messageboards, having certain opinions and views can sully your reputation or land you in hot water in some cases. His level of input was such that I believe he was legit. It would take an extraordinary case to sway me on the matter, and that is well beyond the capacity of almost everyone present. "


Except for yourself...and maybe one other poster on here...

 
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