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Catching up with Gouws Prinsloo

Written by Benedict Chanakira (bchanakira2)

Posted in :Original Content on 20 May 2014 at 10:49
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Our intrepid reporter Benedict caught up with Sharks old boy Gouws Prinsloo (fresh from his Vodacom Cup triumph with Griquas) for a bit of Q&A.

Benedict – So who is Gouws Prinsloo?

Gouws Prinsloo- A farm boy from Cathcart in the Eastern Cape, looking to pursue a rugby dream and then return to farming cattle when the time is right.

B – From a relatively small school, what sparked pursuing a rugby career?

G.P - Passion for the game, its brotherhood and friends. I just enjoy every moment on the pitch and I’m really blessed to be able to make a career of something I enjoy so much.

B – Why a move to Kwazulu-Natal after school?

G.P - After playing Craven Week I went to the Sharks Academy because I felt its the best opportunity I could give myself in making my dream a reality. I am not regretting it one bit.

B – Who was your rugby boyhood hero as you grew up?

G.P - Andre Joubert.

B – You were part of a Springbok-clad Sharks team. You must have learnt a lot. Which players stood out most for you?

G.P – Stefan Terblanche, he was humble and took me under his wing. He gave me all the experience he could. I was fortunate enough to have shared his 100th Currie Cup game with him, which was my debut. He taught me the importance of sunscreen as well!

B – How was your Varsity Cup experience?

G.P - Fun filled and exciting. I enjoyed it a lot. I think it’s going to grow into a much bigger part of South African rugby.

B – The rules difference must have been a challenge. Would you embrace these rules at a higher level (Vodacom, Currie Cup etc.)?

G.P - No, maybe just because I’m a goal kicker. Teams have more penalties and they don’t really care because no one kicks for just two points. It consists of far too many driving mauls as well.

B – Your Griquas fairy tale – how is it going?

G.P - I’m enjoying it and trying to embrace every game we play. It’s a challenge and we want to get back in the Currie Cup Premier Division and the pressure that comes along with it I find rewarding. Winning the Vodacom Cup so convincingly has brought the team together even more.

B – What was going through your mind when you lined up for that kick against the Pumas?

G.P - I was aware of the importance of the kick but every kick I kick consists of the same routine and focus. I never doubted myself for one moment.

B – Which coach has influenced your career the most?

G.P - Sean Everitt has meant so much to me. The trust he had in me gave me all the confidence in the world.

B – If you were a forward, what position would you play? Why?

G.P - Either hooker or lock. Line outs are so complex and I find them fascinating. Would like to play an important role in them.

B – What are your long-term goals?

G.P - To be a regular at Super Rugby level and then become a Springbok. The ultimate would be to win a World Cup.

B – Pre-game routine?

G.P - Read my bible and pray. I don’t believe in any rituals.

B – Who is the worst roommate you ever had?

G.P - Cobus Reinach, he just has a habit of forgetting essentials.

B – Favorite movie?

G.P - Gladiator

B – What don’t we know about Gouws?

G.P - I own a few horses and am very fond of them. Just don’t get to ride them as often as I would like. Dusty is my favourite though. We have come a long way together.

B – Thanks Gouws!

G.P - Pleasure man.


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