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In the Hot Seat - Adriaan Strauss from London
November 22, 2012
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Your Question: Two top games for u so far, 1 last push vs Eng pls hurt them ! U becoming a legend ! Who would u have your back in a fight (past and present boks)? - Mike

ADRIAAN ANSWERS: Thanks for the kind words Mike. Regarding the fight question, I'm quite a relaxed guy, so I don't really get involved in those kinds of things. Having said that, if it does happen, I'd rather have one of my fellow forwards with me! Hehe.

Your Question: Great tour Strauss ! What is your nickname? - Paul

ADRIAAN ANSWERS: Hi Paul, thanks. My nickname is Atter, which I think is derived from my name. I got it a few years ago from the workers on our farm and it just stuck.

Your Question: Hi A. As die Bokke naby die doelyn kom probeer elke fwd oor die doellyn kom soos std 5 rugby.. kan ons nie bietjie iets anders doen as 1 aangee gee en grond toe gan nie..weet die grondslag word voor gele.. mar as toeskouers soek ons driee van agterspelers..nie van voorspelers nie..! – Robert Botes

ADRIAAN ANSWERS: Robert, ons kyk nie regtig na wie ons driee druk nie - wen is waarvoor ons mik. Ons wil nie te diep speel nie en probeer so na as moontlik aan die voordeellyn bly. Ek moet egter byvoeg dat manne soos Bryan en JP en Jean-hulle vanjaar al 'n paar baie lekker driee gedruk het.

Your Question: Why do you players allow the coach to undermine Springbok rugby by the way you are coached to play the game? Kicking away the ball is giving away possession and without the ball you cannot score tries. – Deon Taljaard

ADRIAAN ANSWERS: Deon, I can assure you we're not undermining Springbok rugby at all. Our main aim is to win and sometimes those wins are "ugly", sometimes not. In saying that, the kick stats are quite interesting - in our 11 tests this year, our opponents kicked more than us in eight matches.

Your Question: hi by when do you think schalk will return? Danny Solomons

ADRIAAN ANSWERS: Hopefully next year Danny, but I'm not a doctor so I can't say for sure.

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