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Stormers and Sharks will have to wait.


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Stormers on 11 Feb 2008 at 09:00

It seems the Stormers and the Sharks will have to wait a few weeks longer than originally expected for their signings from the Japanese Wild Knights

With the Sanyo Wild Knights ending the Japanese Top League season undefeated after a 34 – 7 victory over the NEC Green Rocket on Saturday, they have ensured that they are the favourites to go all the way in the Microsoft Cup Play-Off tournament as well.

The Stormers and the Sharks announced the signings of Tony Brown and Epi Taione, respectively earlier this season. Both players are currently members of the victorious Sanyo Wild Knights and are expected to do duty in the play-offs.

Both Super 14 franchises would have hoped to have their players arrive sooner rather than later.

Rassie Erasmus is in the midst of a flyhalf dilemma and seeing the Wild Knight go all the way would not really be something that he would be wishing for.

While the Sharks may not be in dire straits, one feels that an injury or two will suddenly make the absence of Taione a much bigger issue than it currently is. Dick Muir has made it clear that he will be using Taione at flank, one of the areas where there may be some concern over the depth available to the Sharks.

The Microsoft Cup Semi Finals will be played on Sunday 17 February with the winners going through to play the Finals on Sunday 24 February. Should the Sanyo Wild Knights Make it to the final they will not be available to their South African teams until Round 3 of the Super14.

With the Stormers playing on the Friday night already in round three, getting Brown ready for round three will be a very difficult task.

SF1
Sanyo Wild Knights (1st) vs Toshiba Brave Lupus (4th) at Chichibunomiya

SF2
Suntory Sungoliath (2nd) vs Toyota Verblitz (3rd) at Hanazono



54 Comments

  • I dont think Rassie is in such a big 10 crisis, he is in possesion of a real U21 2007 talent called Ricardo Croy, x Paarl Gimmie. Maybe unexperiense at that level but certainly capable to become a star if given the oppertunity.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.02.08 09:59:09 by PaarlBok Reply
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  • What about Dollie? You think he can make the step up?

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.02.08 10:04:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ive heard so much about this Croy, havent seen him play yet.

    Dollies nursing a rib injury and last week it sounded like its a bit of a nasty one.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.02.08 10:08:18 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Hey Rob,

    Well Dollie can, but will need precious game time… :smile:

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.02.08 10:09:34 by Charlie Reply

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  • Dollie have a rib injury and its not sure if he’ll be fit. Croy is very similiar to Grant.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.02.08 10:10:14 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • PJLD,

    Are Croy part of the Stormers squad ??? :???:

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.02.08 10:10:55 by Charlie Reply

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  • by the way his dad played for WP Liga in the old days as a scrummy. Ditto Ashley Johnson also a x Paarl Gimmie.

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.02.08 10:12:13 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • if Croy is similar to Grant, you can use Croy and sent Grant back to us.

    CHARLIE! Welcome to SharksWorld. I’ve been meaning to send you an email for about a week and just haven’t got there.

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.02.08 10:17:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Croy is surely a talent… :wink:

    His uncle was my coach while playing for Tygerberg RFC 2004 – 2005 season… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.02.08 10:18:25 by Charlie Reply

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  • Rob,

    Thanx bud, got your mail this morning and register straight away… :razz:

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.02.08 10:19:26 by Charlie Reply

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  • Love this one…spot it in the Blog’s rules… :mrgreen:

    As Big Fish says – “Friends don’t let friends post drunk”. Sure, we all like to have a couple of beers when watching the game, but try not to come on here and be funny when you’re tanked. It probably won’t come across the way you intended…

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.02.08 10:20:36 by Charlie Reply

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  • Robbo looks like PaarlBok and Charly has the low down on Croy, im keen to learn more as well so spill the beans people.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.02.08 10:22:54 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • WELCOME CHARLIE!!!

    How did the 7s go?

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.02.08 10:26:27 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Full Name: Ricardo
    Surname: Croy
    Height: 174cm
    Weight: 83kg
    Birth Date: 7 December 1986
    Birth City: Bellville
    Primary School Dennemere Primary
    Secondary School Paarl Gymnasium

    Squads:
    2007
    Vodacom WP U/21 (ABSA Under 21 Competition)
    Vodacom Western Province (ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div)
    Vodacom Western Province (Vodacom Cup)
    2006
    Vodacom Western Province (Vodacom Cup)
    Vodacom Western Province (ABSA Under 21 Competition)
    2005
    Investec Western Province (SA Under 19)
    South Africa (IRB U19 World Championships)
    2004
    Western Province (U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week)

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.02.08 10:29:16 by Charlie Reply

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  • Hey Big Fish,

    The 7′s went quite well… :razz: We’ve entered 2 teams, the one made it till the quater finals and the other one clinch the title in the final… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.02.08 10:32:06 by Charlie Reply

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  • well done Charlie – which team were u in? :wink:

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.02.08 10:34:02 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Was waiting for that :?:

    My day ended in the quaters… :sad: But it was surely a great experience… Suprised myself in the fitness department… :razz:

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.02.08 10:37:13 by Charlie Reply

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  • The Darliog 7′s Charley??I thought that was cancelled.

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.02.08 10:42:44 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Charlie – more a guideline than a rule. I don’t expect PJLD will stick to it very well. Still, he holds his grog a lot better than a lot of bigger people I know

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.02.08 10:44:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • PJLD,

    No it was @ Wesbank RFC in Malmesbury… :razz:
    Have seen Ricky Januarie, Errol Tobias & McNeil Hendricks there aswell… :mrgreen:

    Must say that the tournament was organised really well…Referees did a great job… Freek Burger was the referees convenor… :wink:

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.02.08 10:56:54 by Charlie Reply

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  • Good morning gents.

    :cool:

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.02.08 10:58:52 by wpw Reply
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  • Robd

    Please can you add a link to the new Stormers website.

    I must admit i am surprised it looks as good as it does.

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.02.08 11:00:24 by wpw Reply
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  • Hallo wpw… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.02.08 11:00:38 by Charlie Reply

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  • what’s the URL, wes?

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.02.08 11:09:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Charlie:
    Have seen Ricky Januarie, Errol Tobias & McNeil Hendricks there aswell.

    Charlie never knew MbNeil is stil in the rugby and know Wesbank quite well having stayed 15 years in Malmesbury.

    Have followed Croy from U14 at schoolboy level and really rates him.

    Rob: You can have Grant if the Lions gave us back Andre Smit. He is playing now for the Lions C team , a year after Croy at Gimmies and also a immense talent, both Croy and Smitters smallies but nippy and a good boot on them. Loffie has poached them from here with the two Roses!

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.02.08 11:12:09 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • links removed

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.02.08 11:16:39 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • ok – added

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.02.08 11:18:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hey Charlie!

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.02.08 11:29:35 by wpw Reply
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  • Thanks Rob.

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.02.08 11:30:07 by wpw Reply
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  • PaarlBok

    Loffie can ma keep the Roses if you ask me. :roll:

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.02.08 11:31:21 by wpw Reply
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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.02.08 11:33:44 by Charlie Reply

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  • No picture Charlie?

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.02.08 11:40:34 by wpw Reply
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  • wpw, Rob has already warned you about soliciting photos of posters – if they like you in that way they will let you know. :wink:

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.02.08 11:48:14 by Big Fish Reply
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  • :twisted: :evil: :shock:

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.02.08 11:50:06 by wpw Reply
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  • wpw – Ja Loffie can keep the two Roses from Paul Doos. I watch them this December in Struisbaai playing for the Jaimacans beach touchies.

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.02.08 11:54:47 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Ag Earl is not such a bad player but damn he is kommin.

    He gives Capetonians a bad name.

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.02.08 11:57:00 by wpw Reply
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  • Ag Earl is not such a bad player but damn he is kommin.

    He gives Capetonians a bad name.

    02.11.08 11:57:00 – wpw

    LMAO. Pot kettle black?

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.02.08 12:49:51 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • who’s that in your pic, Q? Is it Flawless?

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.02.08 12:51:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • No the mercurial Thierry Lacroix!

    Am hoping that its a sign in the “year of the frog” down in KZN :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.02.08 12:52:52 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • I do have a flawless pic that I’ll pop out when we play the Highlanders in memory of 11 years since THAT performance!
    I sat on the halfway line, front row that day. Aaah the memories!

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.02.08 12:54:08 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • :evil: Quinny

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.02.08 12:55:15 by wpw Reply
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  • wes
    :twisted:

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.02.08 12:56:54 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • what a day. 50 points on his own. I’ll take more of that

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.02.08 13:03:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sorry guys i was a bit of a snotgat then, bring me up to speed please.

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.02.08 13:07:13 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Super 12 1997. Sharks beat the Highlanders 75-43. Gavin Lawless, in his Sharks debut, scored 4 tries and 15 conversions to amass a personal tally of 50 points.

    Unheard of before or since.

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.02.08 13:13:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Gavin Lawless vs Otago in Super 12 1997….

    4 tries
    9 conversions
    4 penalties
    for a personal tally of 50 points on debut!

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.02.08 13:14:47 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • aaah oops I tried to recall how many conversions/penalties – can’t recall, just know he scored 4 tries & kicked alles oor!

    Here’s a question for you Rob, what position did he play that day?

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.02.08 13:16:14 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Fullback, Quinny, not so?

    I might be wrong about the tallies. Definitely 4 tries. May have been 12 conversions and 2 pens… But I was pretty sure he maintained a 100% record.

    I think your numbers make more sense.

    9*7=63 add 12 for the 4 penalties and you get to the right score.

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.02.08 13:20:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Fullback :wink:

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.02.08 13:21:24 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Back in 1997, a disbelieving King’s Park crowd witnessed what could only be described as rugby on drugs… or possibly they assumed that something mind-altering had been slipped into their own pre-match refreshments.

    Vodacom Super 12 records of various sorts tumbled – with new ones set that have not been eclipsed to this day – when the Gary Teichmann-era Sharks took on the Highlanders.

    If you had told the visitors from Otago beforehand that they would post 43 points, they might have been tempted to engineer premature victory celebrations. If you had added in the next breath that they would still lose by 32 points, they would have pointed you in the direction of the nearest nuthouse. But a hometown triumph by a 75-43 margin was exactly what occurred that muggy, giddying day – and those 118 points still constitute the biggest aggregate ever posted in a single Super 12 match.

    It was a staggering personal triumph, too, for Sharks debutant Gavin ‘Flawless’ Lawless, whose jaw-dropping half-century haul of solo points (four tries, nine conversions, four penalties) is the only one ever achieved by a Super 12 player in a single outing.

    Recalling the match on the official Sharks website recently, Lawless, now living in Australia and working in the IT industry, said: “Most fullbacks will tell you that they will run into gaps the whole game and maybe only get the ball on the odd occasion… well, in that game every line I ran was the right line and every time I was (also) given the ball.

    “On top of that I kicked very well and as a result I scored a few records. That sort of thing you simply can’t take for granted.”

    Lawless never followed in the footsteps of his father, Mike, into Test rugby with the Springboks, but based on just one sublime day, the younger Lawless may well have been tempted to say “who needs Test rugby anyway?”

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  • Comment 50, posted at 11.02.08 13:22:35 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Nope, he played left wing that day. Jouba was at 15, & Cabous was crocked.

    I remember Flawless played flyhalf, inside centre, wing & fullback for the Lions. A precursor to the super-sub?

    Such a pity he had to compete with Jouba for the 15 jumper. Flawless should really have been a midweek Bok after the 1996 season – he was the Bankfin Currie Cup player of the year, & broke a number of records that season. And then he had a series of injuries – groin, broken arm, & bad knee injury that basically killed his career at the Sharks. Unlucky.

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.02.08 13:24:30 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • He recalls :shock: wrong. He most definitely played left wing. I have the programme & a photo of him wearing the 11 jumper.

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.02.08 13:26:10 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Height: 174cm
    Weight: 83kg

    Not another WP ork…

  • Comment 53, posted at 11.02.08 13:27:45 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Whoops. Just prove RD knows FA about SR.

  • Comment 54, posted at 11.02.08 13:48:02 by robdylan Reply
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