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Nacewa won’t be playing in Durban.

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Super 14 on 2 Mar 2008 at 10:45
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The Blues will be without star fullback Isa Nacewa as they continue their South African safari with a highly-anticipated clash with the Sharks in Durban next weekend.

Nacewa injured a knee as the Blues ran in seven tries against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein, notching another half century in the republic after blitzing the Lions in similar fashion last weekend.

A third successive bonus point win has elevated them to a one-point lead on the table ahead of the Crusaders. But the Sharks are lurking dangerously in third place. They are also unbeaten and finally got their attack together late in their 29-15 win over the Bulls in Pretoria.

These results have set up a huge clash in Durban next Saturday with the Blues keen to avenge last year’s two losses to the Sharks – the round-robin clash in Albany and the semifinal in Durban.

But they will have to do that without the attacking genius of Nacewa and the Blues are anxiously awaiting a long-term prognosis on his injury. They have able backup in former All Black Ben Atiga but Nacewa is clearly a player who can ignite something out of nothing.

“It doesn’t look terribly good at this stage. I would think that Isa will definitely be out next week,” Blues coach David Nucifora told RugbyHeaven. “We will need to assess the extent of the injury over the next few days.”


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  • Comment 1, posted at 02.03.08 10:51:51 by Nessa Reply
    NessaCurrie Cup player
  • gonna be a big game. blues look like the form team, but sharks have a good chance. in durban, nice and humid, end of a long (albeit pretty bloody easy so far) tour, who knows…

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.03.08 12:18:01 by knersboy Reply
    knersboyVodacom Cup player
  • Good Luck to the Sharks. Hope they win. No reason they shouldn’t, they have some quality players back & front.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.03.08 12:29:18 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Sharks have shown nothing yet to show they are a capable final 4 contender… here’s their chance this weekend… :wink:

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.03.08 13:43:22 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
  • Let’s hope we take that chance.

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.03.08 14:06:43 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • What you tipping this game on SB KSA? :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.03.08 14:42:21 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
  • DUNNO :oops:

    will pick on a whim a few minutes before the game I suspect. :oops:

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.03.08 15:06:47 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Lol… ditto… I want to believe…

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.03.08 16:08:09 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
  • KSA – how did you do over the weekend with your predictions?

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.03.08 20:48:11 by Nessa Reply
    NessaCurrie Cup player
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Well done Sharks

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.03.08 22:11:15 by Duiwel Reply
    DuiwelVodacom Cup player
  • Butchspeelsooosnpoepol.

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.03.08 22:11:53 by Duiwel Reply
    DuiwelVodacom Cup player

    the pace of the game if very fast wil drain the kiwi’s

    so im hoping its very humid and its fast to start with

    sharks must defend like never before then in second half take charge

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.03.08 23:07:25 by sharks_lover Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    sharks_loverTeam captain
  • Duiwel. :grin:

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.03.08 06:41:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Nessa.

    I got the Brumbies and tahs wrong.

    Kette on the other hand got all the picks right. So now she’s ahead of me again. All smiles………but I’ll get her soon. :wink:

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.03.08 06:42:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach

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