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Happy Birthday


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 5 Mar 2008 at 10:30

It’s a happy 23rd birthday today to two of the loose forwards who starred in the Sharks 29-15 triumph at Loftus on Saturday.

In an absolutely bizarre coincidence, both Keegan Daniel and Jean Deysel were born on exactly the same day, 5 March 1985. Daniel drew his first breath in East London, whilst Deysel hails from the somewhat drier Virgina, in the Northern Free State. With AJ Venter ruled out of Saturday’s clash with the Blues, don’t be too surprised to see this unlikely set of “twins” playing at 6 and 7 respectively.

Also celebrating today is Wildebeest centre Andries Strauss, born a year earlier, but also on 5 March. Strauss, who is the brother of Free State hooker Richardt (and the cousin of other Free State hooker Adriaan!) has had mixed fortune since swapping the orange for the black and white, but will hope that another year of experience will aid in his quest to reclaim the Sharks number 12 jersey.

Youngster Pat Cilliers turned 21 on Monday, while Ruan Pienaar will be 24 on Monday 10 March. The “old man” in the group is prop Robbie Harris, who will reach the princely age of 26 on the 3oth.

Happy birthday, guys and best of luck for the season.



128 Comments

  • it’s my mom’s birthday too! Happy birthday, Ma!

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.03.08 10:38:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Happy birthday to all – it is also Brent Russell’s birthday today – seems like a popular day.

    And happy birthday to your mom as well RD.

    And our fellow blogger Villie.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.03.08 10:40:41 by Nessa Reply

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  • With AJ Venter ruled out of Saturday’s clash with the Blues,

    Has that been confirmed. :shock: :sad:

    I though it was all still conjecture.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.03.08 10:43:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oh and happy Birthday guys. :oops:

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.03.08 10:44:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I would also like to send out birthday wishes to Oom Piet…and then an anniversary wish to Uncle Bob and Auntie Tilly.

    In addition the Piper twins for next week and Billy Bob for the following week….. ;)

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.03.08 10:44:50 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Oh and what about “hello Ness”? :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.03.08 10:44:55 by Nessa Reply

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  • but will hope that another year of experience will aid in his quest to reclaim the Sharks number 12 jersey.

    Are you SERIOUSLY trying to bring ANOTHER 12 into the argument? :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.03.08 10:46:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :oops:

    Hi Nessa.

    :oops:

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.03.08 10:46:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA… I guess it’s not really confirmed, as such, but you can take it as confirmed.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.03.08 10:48:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hi there – thought you were ignoring me for a minute!

    RD – seriously … :!:

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.03.08 10:48:39 by Nessa Reply

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  • Okay lunch time for me guys.

    see y’all later.

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.03.08 10:48:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Are you SERIOUSLY trying to bring ANOTHER 12 into the argument?

    Why, do you think we have too many? Don’t get try_time involved… he wants Paddy Power at 12 too ;)

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.03.08 10:48:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • My info is that he won’t play, Ness.

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.03.08 10:49:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • it takes a brave (or very foolish) man to come between KSA and his lunch ;)

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.03.08 10:49:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • RD – I think I chased him away!

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.03.08 10:50:42 by Nessa Reply

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  • …and cousin Karl wants to wish Nanna well after her fall and tell his girlfriend Poppie he loves her….

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.03.08 10:55:12 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • we get the message, DP ;)

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.03.08 10:57:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Just pulling your leg Rob……Happy birthday Mrs O, have a good one!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.03.08 10:59:33 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • No Bis, no AJ, … not good news!

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.03.08 11:01:53 by Nessa Reply

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  • 05.03.08 11:01:53 – Nessa

    Nessa is the definite now?

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.03.08 11:04:14 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Hey everyone…

    Happy birthday to the Sharkies, former Sharkies and all the Sharkies’ mamas, uncles and all that…

    Gee – I forgot about paddy power…looks like the Sharks can have a team of 12′s. :wink:

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.03.08 11:08:01 by blackshark Reply

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  • DP – looks like it.

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.03.08 11:08:02 by Nessa Reply

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  • With AJ Venter ruled out of Saturday’s clash with the Blues,

    Has that been confirmed.

    I though it was all still conjecture.

    05.03.08 10:43:57 – KSA Shark ©

    Surely from a “sauce” :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.03.08 11:08:30 by Charlie Reply

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  • BS – let’s have a play off for No. 12. 100m sprint, game of darts?

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.03.08 11:09:11 by Nessa Reply

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  • Bismarck is not definitely out… but it sounds like he is still in a fair amount of pain.

    Perhaps we were spot on with out original story after all :)

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.03.08 11:09:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • damn….

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.03.08 11:09:38 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYBODY !!! :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.03.08 11:10:17 by Charlie Reply

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  • Charlie… what do you know about “sauces”? ;)

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.03.08 11:10:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • todays press has no certainty about aj bismark or ruan

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.03.08 11:11:07 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Eina, those “bruised” ribs :roll:

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.03.08 11:11:09 by Charlie Reply

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  • 05.03.08 11:09:11 – Nessa

    Definitely darts cos TT says kicking and pace are not important for 12s… ;)

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.03.08 11:11:26 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • RD – it does look like you were right.

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.03.08 11:11:33 by Nessa Reply

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  • Both the protagonists in the big match of this weekend’s round of the Vodacom Super 14 are waiting on injuries before finalising their teams for the Absa Stadium showdown.

    Click here for our fantastic 2008 Super 14 SMS subscription package (SA only)

    The Sharks went without Ruan Pienaar in their 29-15 win over the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus last weekend, and it appears that the Springbok scrumhalf may still be absent for the Blues match. Word from Durban has it that Pienaar’s collar-bone injury has taken a while to mend and he may not be ready.

    At least in Pienaar’s case his absence should not be too keenly felt as Rory Kockott was good as a replacement against the Stormers two weeks ago and even better in the victory over the Bulls.

    A man whose absence could be felt though if he does not recover from his rib injury in time is hooker Bismarck du Plessis. The Sharks forwards came off second best for long periods of the Pretoria game and it did appear that the rugged presence of Du Plessis was missed.

    The biggest problem area though was the lineouts, particularly in the first half, when Skipper Badenhorst struggled to find his jumpers before being replaced at halftime by Craig Burden, retreaded to hooker from the backline.

    The performance of the pack will be the key for the Sharks against the Blues, who have been devastating on attack this season and who Sharks coach Dick Muir readily concedes are the form team in the competition.

    “I think the Blues are the team that have best adapted to the ELVs while we have played badly in three games and won so I would say they must start as favourites for this match,” said Muir.

    It was in the upfront battle coupled with their tactical kicking and well organised defence that the Sharks secured an upset win over the Blues in Albany last season. But since then they have lost Springbok skipper John Smit to France and now possibly Du Plessis for this match.

    Then it should also not be forgotten that this will be the first game where the Sharks will be without the massive presence in the engine room of stalwart lock Johan Ackermann, who played his last game of rugby last weekend.

    AJ Venter, who has played second row at international level, could be the man to replace him, but there is also Steve Sykes and the claims of Albert van den Berg to consider.

    Venter is reportedly also battling with injury and has to be cleared to play.

    The Blues have lost an important player in the form of fullback Isa Nacewa. The former flyhalf has brought a different dimension to the back three since his switch to the last line of defence and he will be missed against the Sharks.

    Nacewa injured his knee in the match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein last weekend and will be replaced in the Blues’ travelling group by Tom Smith.

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.03.08 11:11:46 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Tamato, chutney, chilli, tabasco etc… :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.03.08 11:11:56 by Charlie Reply

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  • dont jump the gun fella,s theres hope yet its only wednesday

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.03.08 11:12:45 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Gi’me hope Johanna… :roll:

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.03.08 11:14:11 by Charlie Reply

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  • SL – that’s for sure. We probably won’t know until the team announcement (or even then they still bracket them in in case they are fit). We did well last week without Bis or AJ – so let’s hope!

    BS – darts it is then! :wink:

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.03.08 11:14:26 by Nessa Reply

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  • good morning nessa ))

    i agree dick never rushes the selections

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.03.08 11:16:55 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • 05.03.08 11:12:45 – sharks_lover

    As Naas once should have said…”De Natal team is never finalised on Wednesday but only when you see the okes run on the field.”

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.03.08 11:19:42 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Hi SL, it is starting to get a bit annoying though – he is starting to behave like Rassie did last year. Announce your team, deal with the injuries, and get on with it.

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.03.08 11:20:15 by Nessa Reply

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  • Nessa… AJ did play last week ;)

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.03.08 11:21:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • Someone in Durban posted this on the Sharks site just now:

    “Having spoken to Bismark this morning, he is definitely going to play on saturday. If not starting, then second half.”

    Hmmmm …

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.03.08 11:22:17 by Nessa Reply

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  • 05.03.08 11:21:58 – robdylan

    That’s how much of an impression his play made on Nessa…

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.03.08 11:23:12 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Agree with Nessa. Enough with the mind games already!

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.03.08 11:23:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • RD – I meant Ruan! :oops: What is it with me – having all these blonde moments – or maybe it is just old age. No comments from the peanut gallery please. :oops:

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.03.08 11:23:37 by Nessa Reply

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  • DP – I must say, I haven’t been that impressed with AJ. So it is showing hey? :wink:

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.03.08 11:24:26 by Nessa Reply

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  • how does Bismarck know that?

    I’m sure if you spoke to him last Wednesday, he was determined to start against the Bulls

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.03.08 11:26:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • RD – exactly!

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.03.08 11:28:35 by Nessa Reply

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  • RD – he was even at the game. I wonder why they brought him with if he wasn’t playing?

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.03.08 11:28:56 by Nessa Reply

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  • That person’s name on the blog is “SayNoToQuota”. I don’t even want to get into a discussion with someone who calls themselves that.

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.03.08 11:29:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nessa – let’s rather give the darts to Skip – teach him how to throw straight…

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.03.08 11:29:35 by blackshark Reply

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  • so he could show off the cool black polo shirt…

    I really like those… would love to get one.

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.03.08 11:31:09 by robdylan Reply
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    RD – he was even at the game. I wonder why they brought him with if he wasn’t playing?
    05.03.08 11:28:56 – Nessa

    He’s from Bethlehem…Pretoria is an exciting place for him to be…

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.03.08 11:31:45 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • SKIPPER! Grrr… that kid makes me mad.

    He played hooker for Affies while I was at Boy’s High. Back then, he knew how to throw.

    Eddie Coetzee was in the same team. John Smit and Eddie used to scrum against one another in the derby matches.

    Aaaah – the good old days. I’m getting nostalgic here.

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.03.08 11:32:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • DP – okay, now I understand! :wink:

    We don’t want to be giving darts to Skipper – he will peg the poor person standing to the side of the board!

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.03.08 11:34:52 by Nessa Reply

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  • RD – love Eduard. Such a sweetie pie!

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.03.08 11:35:43 by Nessa Reply

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  • rd- even Affies wouldn’t take him in their lineup now :twisted:

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.03.08 11:36:39 by blackshark Reply

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  • Affies… what a great rugby school. Of course, I hate all of them, but man, you have to respect what they’ve achieved.

    Not too many guys from Affies have played for the Sharks. Apart from Eddie and Skipper, do you guys know of anyone else?

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.03.08 11:40:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Just those two according to Wikipedia dude… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.03.08 11:50:36 by blackshark Reply

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  • what article on wikipedia helped you come to that conclusion?

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.03.08 11:59:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • The only article I can find on Wikipedia….is a long winded doctorate by a Dr Gert Otto called “Why Pretoria Boys are infinitely better then Affies in just so many ways”

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.03.08 12:06:54 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Bismarck is not definitely out… but it sounds like he is still in a fair amount of pain.

    Was that a muscle that was bruised or a bone that was bruised. :roll:

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.03.08 12:08:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Definitely darts cos TT says kicking and pace are not important for 12s…

    05.03.08 11:11:26 – Dive Pass Edit

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    BTW I saw Barrit’s “involvement” in that first Sharks try. His involvement was a stumble into a tackle and letting teh ball get recycled for the Sharks. :roll:

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.03.08 12:18:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA – stirring again? :wink:

  • Comment 64, posted at 05.03.08 12:19:32 by Nessa Reply

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  • De Natal team is never finalised on Wednesday but only when you see the okes run on the field.”

    05.03.08 11:19:42 – Dive Pass Edit

    Ja and he also said “It will take them another 100 years to win the next one” :smile:

  • Comment 65, posted at 05.03.08 12:21:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • who MEEEEEEEEEEE??????????????
    :wink:

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.03.08 12:22:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • RD – I meant Ruan! What is it with me – having all these blonde moments – or maybe it is just old age. No comments from the peanut gallery please.

    05.03.08 11:23:37 – Nessa Edit

    Can we at least agree OR disagree?? :wink:

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.03.08 12:23:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA – you are not too far away for me to smack! I will send Kette a message to klap you for me.

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.03.08 12:26:52 by Nessa Reply

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  • Dive Pass… your memory is far too good ;)

    Just went and edited the Wikipedia entry on Boys High to remove the piece of imaginative fiction that listed Albert Hertzog as an old boy.

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.03.08 12:26:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • KSA – by the way, my friend in Bahrain said he hasn’t heard from you. Did you send him a mail?

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.03.08 12:27:29 by Nessa Reply

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  • 05.03.08 12:23:57 – KSA Shark ©

    Make jokes about rugby,race, politics, religion and war…….but never make them about a woman’s weight or age……you’re married I shouldn’t have to tell you this! ;)

  • Comment 71, posted at 05.03.08 12:29:26 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • DP – you are a wise man! :twisted:

  • Comment 72, posted at 05.03.08 12:31:52 by Nessa Reply

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  • KSA – by the way, my friend in Bahrain said he hasn’t heard from you. Did you send him a mail?

    05.03.08 12:27:29 – Nessa Edit

    Are we allowed to plead the 5th amendment on a blog. :?:

    :roll: :oops:

  • Comment 73, posted at 05.03.08 12:34:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA – you are not too far away for me to smack! I will send Kette a message to klap you for me.

    05.03.08 12:26:52 – Nessa Edit

    She doesn’t need any encouragement to klap me thanks. :wink:

  • Comment 74, posted at 05.03.08 12:36:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Will think about it …

  • Comment 75, posted at 05.03.08 12:37:11 by Nessa Reply

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  • KSA – good, I like her even more. :wink:

  • Comment 76, posted at 05.03.08 12:37:51 by Nessa Reply

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  • Make jokes about rugby,race, politics, religion and war…….but never make them about a woman’s weight or age……you’re married I shouldn’t have to tell you this!

    05.03.08 12:29:26 – Dive Pass Edit

    I was lulled into a false sense of confidence thinking she couldn’t get to me.

    I forgot she can pass a word or two to Kette. :oops:

    :oops: It was a moment of weakness. :oops:

  • Comment 77, posted at 05.03.08 12:40:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I am still hoping Kette is going to take me with her to see the tigers!

  • Comment 78, posted at 05.03.08 12:42:21 by Nessa Reply

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  • Nessa I am reffing in the Bahrain Midnight 10′s tournament on the 28th March.

    i will drop him a mail before then.

  • Comment 79, posted at 05.03.08 12:42:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Our day trip to the tiger is booked for Wed 9 April. :cool:

    Oh and even :cool: er Saffas no longer need Visas to enter Thailand, you just get your entry stamp on arrival. :cool:

  • Comment 80, posted at 05.03.08 12:43:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA – no problem. I chatted to him yesterday and asked him if he had heard from you and he said no.

    “Our” day trip – does that mean I am not going with? :cry:

    You are just lucky that I am going to be on a ship that day and wouldn’t be able to go anyway!

  • Comment 81, posted at 05.03.08 12:46:53 by Nessa Reply

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  • KSA, you going to be in Thailand on 9 April?

    Snap!

  • Comment 82, posted at 05.03.08 12:57:26 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Quinny YIP!!!!!

    From 4 – 10 April.

  • Comment 83, posted at 05.03.08 13:01:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • BTW I saw Barrit’s “involvement” in that first Sharks try. His involvement was a stumble into a tackle and letting teh ball get recycled for the Sharks.

    05.03.08 12:18:10 – KSA Shark ©

    now imagine what amazing tries he could score when he doesn’t stumble. shows how talented the guy is that he can setup tries even when he trips. frans couldn’t even setup a try on his current form even if he had a 3 man overlap. :lol:

  • Comment 84, posted at 05.03.08 13:02:10 by try time Reply

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  • 6-19 April :mrgreen:

  • Comment 85, posted at 05.03.08 13:02:24 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Quinny where you gonna be?

    We will be in bangkok

    Staying at the Shangri La hotel.

    Having dinner at Cabbages and Condoms restaurant on the Friday night.
    http://www.pda.or.th/restaurant/

  • Comment 86, posted at 05.03.08 13:06:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bangkok for first 2 nights, then off to Phuket & Phi Phi Island to get rid of my Mud Island tan :cool:

  • Comment 87, posted at 05.03.08 13:10:18 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • cool.

    Oh and Kette has promised me a massage after dinner on the friday night :cool:
    http://www.lavanabangkoknet.com/about_us.php

  • Comment 88, posted at 05.03.08 13:14:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • We should get together for a beer one of the evenings we are there?

  • Comment 89, posted at 05.03.08 13:15:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • yeah why :razz: not

    Just one massage?

    Going to look at those links now

  • Comment 90, posted at 05.03.08 13:19:01 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • what article on wikipedia helped you come to that conclusion?

    05.03.08 11:59:46 – robdylan

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afrikaanse_Ho%C3%ABr_Seunskool

  • Comment 91, posted at 05.03.08 13:32:04 by blackshark Reply

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  • The Shangri la where we will be staying when we are there has a little foot massage parlour downstairs.

    Here is an extract from Kettes musings on the family blog. :roll:

    As many of you may know I headed off to Bangkok for a NVS conference on Sunday night. Well first up aren’t they so nice to arrange a conference in such a wonderful spot hehehe. We arrived at about lunchtime (Bangkok time) after a very noisy and uncomfortable flight only to find our rooms were not ready. They offered to give us upgraded rooms – but at our cost :( naturally we declined. We were told we’d have to wait at least 90minutes….mmmm now isn’t that convenient, meant we could nip down the street to a fabulous little massage place I frequented the last time I was here. Ahhhh just what the doctor ordered, a 60 minute foot massage - includes about 10minutes of back and shoulder for only 250Baht. Of course we had time for a little shopping before heading back to get settled into our rooms. By this stage we’re more than a little peckish (4:30 Bangkok) so we meet at the restaurant for late lunch early dinner and surprise surprise, I have pork chops :) a little more of heaven. Then its perfect timing for us to walk about a bit more shop shop shop, pick up some cokes, beers and snacks from the 7-11 and well on our way back to the hotel, who wouldn’t stop for a massage before heading up to bed ?! The next two days spent conferencing, very long but enriching days. Wednesday night, drinks with friends – all the administrators had arrived for their section of the conference and ………another foot massage :) Thursday morning its up early, last breakfast to include pork products for a while, and out shopping. And then its off to the airport and home to family.
    mmmmmm I love Bangkok, hopefully the family will join me in April for the Spring conference and we can enjoy some of the sight seeing touristy things together then. And of course I shall introduce them to the magic of massage

  • Comment 92, posted at 05.03.08 13:34:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :mrgreen:

    I plan on having many massages! 250 baht, that’s nothing, around £4.
    Can’t wait!

  • Comment 93, posted at 05.03.08 13:40:01 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Quinny

    Apparently at Lavana a FOUR hour massage is 2500Baht. :shock:

    WHAT would you do with a FOUR HOUR massage?????????????????? :?: :shock:

  • Comment 94, posted at 05.03.08 13:41:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Four hours? Bliksem, I don’t think you’d be able to stand after that. The traditional thai massages are meant to be quite forceful – not sure if that’s the best word to describe, I think 4 hours could get quite painful….

  • Comment 95, posted at 05.03.08 13:48:36 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Kette has just told me via MSN we are going to the tiger sanctuary on the 8th.

    She is trying to find time in her schedule for a half day at lavana. :roll:

    And here’s me always thinking she goes to Thailand to work. :roll:

  • Comment 96, posted at 05.03.08 13:51:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA – you are not too far away for me to smack! I will send Kette a message to klap you for me.

    05.03.08 12:26:52 – Nessa

    Anytime I can help Nessa :wink:

  • Comment 97, posted at 05.03.08 13:53:41 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • lol, it’s all a ploy!

    You guys going for elephant rides at all?

  • Comment 98, posted at 05.03.08 13:53:47 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • damn, anyone know where sharksworld website gone. seem to keep coming to the holiday blog. :idea:

  • Comment 99, posted at 05.03.08 13:55:46 by try time Reply

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  • Not surte about the elephants Quinny.

    Kette is in conference most days but the children can do organised activities and I think there are elepahant rides in there somewhere.

    I know a visit to the temple IS in there.

  • Comment 100, posted at 05.03.08 13:56:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • TT. :smile:

    Okay ladies I need help here.

    Foot massage 90 min 550 baht
    Oil massage & herbal ball 90 min 1,250 baht
    Facial massage 60 min 1,000 baht = 4 hr 2,520 baht

    What is a Herbal ball. it sounds painfull :roll:

  • Comment 101, posted at 05.03.08 13:57:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 05.03.08 13:55:46 – try time

    Well they started talking about Barritt and the conversation naturally flowed to people on holiday… ;)

  • Comment 102, posted at 05.03.08 13:58:00 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • 4 hr facial massage???!!!!

    What you should know about Herbal Ball Massage:

    Herbal Balls

    Herbal Balls are made from “Samunphray” which is a variety of herbs found in the great nature of Thailand. Each herbal ball has slightly different ingredients depending on the effect. Most of the balls include:

    Camphor: Its cooling and tingling sensation helps invigorate the skin.

    Lemongrass: This has antiseptic properties to help clear up the skin.

    Turmeric: Its antiseptic properties help soothe and cleanse irritated skin.

    Prai: This ginger is a natural moisturizer that relieves muscular aches and pains while softening the skin.

    Kaffir lime: These miracle limes help tone the skin.

    Tamarind leaf: Used in herbal steams as the acidity is thought to help the skin absorb the other herbal ingredient faster.

    Menthol: Know as “Pimsen” in Thai, this is a mineral with a sharp mint smell similar to that of Camphor. Its refreshing smell helps ease respiratory problems coughs and blocked sinuses.
    Benefits of Herbal Massage

    Smells very refreshingly like a cedar or Japanese cypress.

    Relaxes stiff muscles by reducing pain, tension and spasm.

    Improves blood circulation.
    How to use the Herbal Ball

    IMPORTANT: If the client is experiencing swelling, heat or redness in the muscles or joints accompanied by pain you DO NOT USE THE HERBAL BALL. Wait 24 to 48 hours and see if condition improves before attempting this treatment.

    Heat the ball in a steamer or hot pot before applying onto the body. Be sure to check the temperature of the balls before applying to the skin. The application should be done in conjunction or following the massage. Start on larger muscles. Sore muscles are to be worked first and then the hot herbal ball compress applied to the problem spots. The heat relaxes the aching muscles and helps to open the pores, allowing for better absorption of the herbal ingredients.

    Press the hot herbal ball directly onto the skin or place a thin cloth between the ball and the client’s skin. Using the ball, work the problem areas with compressions and rolling techniques or for an overall treatment lightly press and roll the ball along the sen lines.

    One herbal ball can be used for about 5 to 7 minutes depending on room temperature. It is customary to use two balls per treatment. When the first ball cools down, place it back in the steamer and remove the second ball. When using two balls the treatment should last approximately 15 minutes.

  • Comment 103, posted at 05.03.08 14:00:09 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • And of course, KSA, I am looking forward to the FOOD….

  • Comment 104, posted at 05.03.08 14:00:47 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Well they started talking about Barritt and the conversation naturally flowed to people on holiday…

    05.03.08 13:58:00 – Dive Pass Edit

    WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT???????????

  • Comment 105, posted at 05.03.08 14:00:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I have absolutely nothing to say to you KSA and now you as well Quin. :sad:

  • Comment 106, posted at 05.03.08 14:01:37 by Nessa Reply

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  • DP – now THAT was brilliant!!! You are sharp. :twisted:

  • Comment 107, posted at 05.03.08 14:02:13 by Nessa Reply

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  • Aahh, I can almost feel the sun!

  • Comment 108, posted at 05.03.08 14:04:53 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Quinny same here.

    Food is going to be great.

  • Comment 109, posted at 05.03.08 14:05:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Think I am going to be forced to take a tea break.

  • Comment 110, posted at 05.03.08 14:06:18 by Nessa Reply

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  • I better stop it….just now TT is going to think I have something against him personally, which is not the case.

  • Comment 111, posted at 05.03.08 14:09:32 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • BTW I saw Barrit’s “involvement” in that first Sharks try. His involvement was a stumble into a tackle and letting teh ball get recycled for the Sharks.

    05.03.08 12:18:10 – KSA Shark ©

    now imagine what amazing tries he could score when he doesn’t stumble. shows how talented the guy is that he can setup tries even when he trips. frans couldn’t even setup a try on his current form even if he had a 3 man overlap.

    05.03.08 13:02:10 – try time Edit

    If you look at the video you will notice that Barrit stumbled when he was 6m from the line. I suspect Steyn would have been scoring and not setting up if HE was the 12. :roll: :wink:

    http://www.transvaal.co.za/download.asp

  • Comment 112, posted at 05.03.08 14:09:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • DP – you are right. TT can take it though, believe me! I personally don’t have anything against Brad.

  • Comment 113, posted at 05.03.08 14:11:06 by Nessa Reply

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  • especially considering it was meisiekind he stumbled into. :wink:

  • Comment 114, posted at 05.03.08 14:11:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Tea break???? :shock: :shock:

    Haven’t you just come back from lunch?

    You got any job openings there?

  • Comment 115, posted at 05.03.08 14:13:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 05.03.08 14:11:06 – Nessa

    I actually don’t have anything against Brad, I just believe our backline would work better with a playmaker at 12……hey if Brad proves me/us wrong I would be over-joyed, he is a born and bred KwaZulu-Natal boy and they are far and few between in the Sharks line-up (luckily OO isn’t on this blog or he would latch on this statement).

  • Comment 116, posted at 05.03.08 14:16:17 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • KSA – no, just don’t want to hang around and listen to you talk about Thailand – it depresses me. :cry:

  • Comment 117, posted at 05.03.08 14:22:09 by Nessa Reply

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  • oh okay :oops:

    Thailand?? Where is that?

    I thought this was a rugby blog. One that just announced that oine of the Stormers’ leading players is flying home from tour. :roll:

  • Comment 118, posted at 05.03.08 14:24:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Rugby? What’s that?

  • Comment 119, posted at 05.03.08 14:27:55 by Nessa Reply

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  • KSA – and believe me, you don’t want to work for a firm of attorneys, very boring!

  • Comment 120, posted at 05.03.08 14:28:25 by Nessa Reply

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  • This blog could be renamesd Foot fetihes unite, sorry, change that to Foot and leg (for you Nessa) fetishes unite.

  • Comment 121, posted at 05.03.08 14:31:13 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • hmmmmmmmmmm

  • Comment 122, posted at 05.03.08 14:31:56 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • :shock: What’s this Thailand talk

    Easy on Big Brad now…I hear he’s our best defensive centre.

  • Comment 123, posted at 05.03.08 15:00:07 by blackshark Reply

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  • BS – long story. My daughter and I have always wanted to go to the sanctuary in Thailand to see the tigers (the white ones specifically). KSA (and now Quin) are both going next month and I am very jealous.

  • Comment 124, posted at 05.03.08 15:03:07 by Nessa Reply

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  • :sad: sorry then Nessa – hope they’ll take lots and lots of pictures then…

    So Tiger is into tigers :roll:

  • Comment 125, posted at 05.03.08 15:05:28 by blackshark Reply

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    ……I hear he’s our best defensive centre.
    05.03.08 15:00:07 – blackshark

    Defensive centre?….next thing you will be suggesting the Sharks sign Dries Stoltz… ;)

  • Comment 126, posted at 05.03.08 15:07:15 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • BS – yes, Tiger most definitely loves tigers – but her nickname on the blog comes from the Tiger Shark.

  • Comment 127, posted at 05.03.08 15:11:40 by Nessa Reply

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  • DP- I didnt invent the defensive centre concept but BB super-fans insist that his creativity lies in his defence. Brad to create 4 tries on Sat! Im not sure for which team yet.

  • Comment 128, posted at 05.03.08 15:44:25 by blackshark Reply

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