Clayton(PJLD)

Cash crisis at SARU


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :In the news on 13 Mar 2008 at 09:59
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South African rugby is in deep financial trouble.

Morale is also rock bottom and a number of senior people have resigned from SA Rugby, the company which runs the game.

The resignations have caused deep concern in a number of rugby’s big sponsors, including Vodacom and Sasol.

Accounts currently being finalised suggest that SA Rugby will this year record a loss of around R10-million on a turnover of betweenR400 and 500-million.

The only way that loss will be turned into a profit is if account auditors PriceWaterhouseCoopers include the R30-million front payment made by SuperSport for their controversial deal with the union – for exclusive TV rights for the years 2011-2015 – in this year’s figures.

The SABC has challenged that deal as “not transparent” and two of the SA Unions, Eastern Province and Western Province, have raised concerns about the deal.

Expenses within the SA Rugby are said to have ballooned from around R40-million two years ago to a current figure of around R80-million, not including Springbok salaries.

SA Rugby’s finances appear to have declined dramatically in recent years. For the previous year, 2006, they declared financial reserves of R18-million.

Back in 2003, the union had reserves of R43-million. Then, on a turnover of R230-million a year, the 14 provinces were paid about R7-million each.

Today, on turnover figures of between R400 and R500-million, the provinces’ share has been reduced to R4,5 million each.

The news could not have come at a worse time for SA Rugby president Oregan Hoskins as he seeks re-election to the post.

Despite the money woes, Hoskins is advocating an Argentine team participate in the Currie Cup from next year and that SA Rugby pays for it, a commitment that could cost about R10-million a year.

Meanwhile, Managing Director Jonathan Stones has confirmed he is receiving a bonus of R500 000 despite the company’s unimpressive figures.

Stones said: “I inherited a budgeted loss for this year of R20-million. That has been reduced to around R10 million. I have brought value to the organisation.”

But the most recent financial worry for SA Rugby is that the new airline sponsorship deal with SAA, which replaced the one with British Airways, remains unsigned.

BA spent around R8,5-million on its sponsorship deal with SA Rugby over the last three years but were blown away at the negotiating table when SAA offered R75-million for a new three-year deal, against BA’s offer of R2,8-million a year.

BA insists their rivals will never recoup such a vast investment, a point that may be shared by the heads of SAA’s parent company Transnet, who are said to be studying the deal. It may explain why it remains unsigned but SA Rugby are said to be “sweating” over the unsigned contract.

SA Rugby senior personnel who have gone are:

Commercial manager Kyle Nel, who had been with SA Rugby for more than six years and was a fairly senior member of the management team, is leaving this week. It is alleged he offered his resignation because of the SuperSport TV deal.

Sponsors Sasol are said to be hugely disappointed, for Nel was the main link between the company and the sponsors. Sasol has written a letter to SA Rugby, declaring its disappointment at Nel’s imminent departure and SA Rugby’s alleged failure to attend to their needs. There is currently no Springbok brand manager and no Super 14 brand manager.

Former management committee member Cliffie Booysen has quit to join the International Rugby Board.

Highly regarded finance manager Vanessa Bell left, allegedly because she was disenchanted at the state of the organisation.

Marketing manager Khutso Mathekgana has resigned.

Four members of the marketing department’s 6-strong team have quit. The two left are believed to have few qualifications and little experience.

Other key staff in the ticketing and finance departments have left and media manager Vusi Kama is said to be discussing his future but has said he does not want to be involved on a full time basis anymore.

The union’s leading financial backers, companies like major sponsors Vodacom and Sasol, are said to be “furious” at the chaotic situation they have encountered at the union.

A senior sponsorship figure in South Africa said: “It’s true, their whole marketing department has left the building.

“But many people wouldn’t notice whether they were there or not. With respect, what did they achieve when they were there?”

Mike Stofile, who is challenging Hoskins for the presidency later this month, said: “We need to know why these people are leaving.”

Source: Peter Bills IOL.co.za



134 Comments

  • and this in a year where we won the super 14 and the wc!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.03.08 10:05:18 by knersboy Reply
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  • Never a dull moment, now is there :?: :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.03.08 10:12:10 by shark-tank Reply
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  • my word. A pretty shocking indictment on the state of the (management of) the game in SA. Not sure I believe, even for a second, that Mike Stofile us the right person to fix this mess, but Hoskins surely cannot hope to be re-elected based on this fiasco?

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.03.08 10:14:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • Meanwhile, Managing Director Jonathan Stones has confirmed he is receiving a bonus of R500 000 despite the company’s unimpressive figures

    I suppose if you look at it from his point of view he took over a comapny with a loss of 20mil now it only has a 10mil loss.

    If he is given a 2nd year will it be a break even company?

    I have an issue though with him getting a bonus of that size though.

    Yes he has done a great job by halving the deficit but the company can hardly AFFORD to pay such an exorbitant bonus.

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.03.08 10:14:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Who is the okey on ‘duty’ today :?:

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.03.08 10:15:38 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Was SAA not also running at a loss not too long ago?

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.03.08 10:18:07 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • ST

    Sharksworld Duty or SARU Duty?

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.03.08 10:18:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I am in finance…can I get the job – that bonus will do me good!!! :wink:

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.03.08 10:18:47 by Ice Reply
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  • Oh…ok.KSA/rob….what is this irritating thing following me on the page, telling me I have unread messages about someone that has a crush on me :mad:

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.03.08 10:20:11 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Ice – you will spend too much on hair and makeup. :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.03.08 10:21:59 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Sharks-Tank – you know me – I am a “eau naturelle” girl…only dress up for special occasions – other times I am heading the braai with the boy! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.03.08 10:24:11 by Ice Reply
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  • *boys* :oops:

    I cannot sit in the lounge discussing pedicures and manicures and new recipes…only recipe I know is what spices to gooi on the chops…hehehehe. BTW – I make a mean braai fire! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.03.08 10:26:17 by Ice Reply
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    You have a problem with your PC mate. :shock:

    Nothing like that coming from us.

    I work on the simple philosophy that any of these little programs that tell me I have adware or viruses on my PC are themselves viruses.

    I use Norton and NOTHING else.

    I suggest you do the same. :wink:

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.03.08 10:26:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA….I have only used Norton for the past 5 years. It’s dissapeared…for now at least.

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.03.08 10:31:19 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Its still there ST, KSA doesn’t know what you are talking about, then again he also couldnt see the penguin :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.03.08 10:35:28 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Laughable. Not only does SAA lose a couple of hundred million a year, but they’re offering a R75m contract over three years? No way Transnet is going to go for that.

    SARU is even worse. I have no idea how, in a country madder about Rugby than ever, they have no brand managers looking after the Springbok and S14 brands.

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.03.08 10:37:15 by Waz Reply

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  • pjlk….huh :!: What penguin :???:

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.03.08 10:37:53 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Check ST can’t see the penguin either. :roll:

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.03.08 10:39:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • In the logo ST… :wink: :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.03.08 10:41:11 by Ice Reply
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  • For some insight into the penguin comments:

    http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2008/03/10/jean-says-win-good-for-confidence/

    I still do not know WHY we have the penguin but maybe the sharksrugby bloggers can help.

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.03.08 10:41:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: penguin-blind??

    HI Waz!

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.03.08 10:42:06 by Ice Reply
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  • Waz….the Transnet union leaders will go ape shit if they do. I still know a few who are there…..

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.03.08 10:42:18 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Good morning everyone!

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.03.08 10:45:13 by Nessa Reply

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  • :oops: ok….I see it now :lol:
    So what has a penguin got to do with rugby :?: Is there a franchise called penguins that I don’t know about :lol:
    Make very nice steaks, I must say…. :roll:

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.03.08 10:46:19 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Hello Ice :) How’s the Mac?

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.03.08 10:46:52 by Waz Reply

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  • Hi Nessa!

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.03.08 10:47:16 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Hi Waz – how are you feeling?

    Ice has finally got the hang of her Mac.

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.03.08 10:48:21 by Nessa Reply

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  • Now we have some of the Sharks bloggers here maybe they can tell us about the penguin.

    Rob is on this mission about it having something to do with thinking we live in the antarctic.

    It apparently came about from a discussion on sharksrugby.

    BUT I DUNNO.

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.03.08 10:48:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hi mum. :D

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.03.08 10:49:01 by Waz Reply

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  • Oh and

    Hi Nessa. :wink:

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.03.08 10:49:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hi Mum Bwhahaaaa

    :mrgreen:

    Okay I gotta be off to get braai meat for tonight. it is “Saturday” after all. :wink:

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.03.08 10:50:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Waz – I am getting better and better!! :lol: Was about to say I have a mac and in a year and a hlaf has not experienced any problems with virusses etc…and on you came! – I my word 0 that sound like yuo are a virus!! LOL – you know what I mean, Hey?

    Hi Ness – checking up on the kids? :wink:

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.03.08 10:50:31 by Ice Reply
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  • Hello KSA – the penguin story is a very long one!! One of the bloggers started talking about saving the penguins because there wasn’t much happening on the blog. This poor blogger (who was new to the site) called “Mad” got so involved in the penguin discussions that she contacted her friend who had a trawler to arrange to take vegggies out to these penguins. We eventually had to tell her there were no penguins because the poor girl got herself into a state about the whole situation. Shame, she was very good about it.

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.03.08 10:50:45 by Nessa Reply

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  • KSA…..hungaas…..I know nothing about it :evil:

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.03.08 10:51:37 by shark-tank Reply

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  • ummm… that might just be one of the ads… but it shouldn’t be “following you”…

    Guys – I am working at cutting out adverts for shit like online dating services and casinos. With our advertising provider, we have the ability to filter out the ads we don’t want to see, but with literally hundreds of thousands of ads that they offer, it’s taking a bit of time.

    The unfortunate truth, though, is that hte things on the internet that really sell are porn and gambling

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.03.08 10:51:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Here I am giving KSA a whole explanation on the penguins – and he buggers off! Friendly! :wink:

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.03.08 10:52:12 by Nessa Reply

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  • Cheers KSA! You want me to come help with the fire??? :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.03.08 10:52:30 by Ice Reply
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  • Ice – always checking up on the kids – no matter how old they are.

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.03.08 10:53:22 by Nessa Reply

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  • i cannot believe a well managed organisation like sa rugby/saru could be so bad off. i mean they are a really a competant bunch of guys. :idea:

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.03.08 10:55:43 by try time Reply

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  • rob 10:51….no problem. Don’t stress about it.

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.03.08 10:56:54 by shark-tank Reply

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  • :lol: Ness!

    I just have to tell you about Mila last Saturday. Watching the game – next moment she jumps up , eyes the size of “pierings” and shouts : MA! The Sharks are gonna LOSE!” I got such a fright – thinking this child has had a premonition (?) or is “met die helm gebore”. So in a very calming but very worried voice I asked – :Mila, why do you say something like that??” She exclaims : We are not wearing our Sharkie jerseys!. Needless to say we went straight to the cupbaord – put on our gear and the Sharks won!

    She passed out in the middle of the game, but was very chuffed that to hear the next day that we won – and all because she let us put on our gear! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.03.08 10:58:02 by Ice Reply
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  • Ice – that is so cute!

    I have a small Sharkie that I call Butchie and when he is not sitting on the couch with me – they lose. I searched frantically for him on Saturday – the maid packed him away in the drawer. Luckily I found him in the nick of time! :wink:

    Think we all have our little quirky things.

    I am staying away from Ellis Park this weekend – because every time I go – the Sharks lose. I am not taking any chances this time!

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.03.08 11:01:12 by Nessa Reply

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  • ha ha, i wonder how much all those trips to the world cup cost? and how much money those deadwood unions drain? and how much lawyer bills cost due to stupid decisions being made? pretty much a case of you reap what you sow. time for the top 5 unions to break away and create a super league. so do we really think things will get better under stofile?

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.03.08 11:02:46 by try time Reply

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  • what a great kid!

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.03.08 11:06:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Looks like Dad – is like Mom… :wink:

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.03.08 11:07:41 by Ice Reply
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  • Not forgetting the time Jake was summoned in the middle of a tour by these competant people, to be shat out and then flown back again. :roll:

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.03.08 11:09:40 by shark-tank Reply

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  • ST – when TT made his comment – that was exactly my thoughts…

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.03.08 11:11:04 by Ice Reply
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  • Great minds think alike….. :lol: forgot how the rest of it goes.. :roll:

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.03.08 11:12:20 by shark-tank Reply

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  • I COMPLETELY forgot the rest…. :wink: :wink:

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.03.08 11:13:17 by Ice Reply
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  • ST – very conveniently forgot? :wink:

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.03.08 11:13:59 by Nessa Reply

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  • Ness – I am SO SURE you have forgotten too….I am right, Hey??? :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.03.08 11:14:40 by Ice Reply
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  • this is screaming “turnaround”… first priority is to immediately derail the gravy train. Refocus on the core product, which is the springboks.

    Also an end to the “professioal” era for at least 8 of the 14 unions.

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.03.08 11:14:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ness – I had the same problem with Loftus. Fortunately I broke my duck there two years ago

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.03.08 11:15:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Waz is always teasing me because I tend to get all my sayings back to front! This one I do remember but will pretend I don’t. :wink:

  • Comment 54, posted at 13.03.08 11:16:28 by Nessa Reply

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  • Hey RD! I forgot to send you those contact details. Sorry. Will do so.

  • Comment 55, posted at 13.03.08 11:17:30 by Nessa Reply

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  • Untill the major sponsors start putting their words into action….the status quo will remain :!: They are our only real hope :sad:

  • Comment 56, posted at 13.03.08 11:21:57 by shark-tank Reply

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  • :oops: Phew!! Was hoping you would!!

  • Comment 57, posted at 13.03.08 11:22:27 by Ice Reply
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  • thanks Ness. Got Kanko lined up next week as well

  • Comment 58, posted at 13.03.08 11:33:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cool – think you need to grab them before they leave.

    I would really have liked to go to the benefit for Cedric next week – if I lived in Durban I would definitely have been there.

  • Comment 59, posted at 13.03.08 11:35:17 by Nessa Reply

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  • 13.03.08 11:09:40 – shark-tank

    Just a small correction to that comment, the final game of the tour was an addition, after the meeting had been scheduled – Jake and the Boks would have been back in SA after the original tour if it hadn’t been changed.

    So all in all the angle that all the journo’s took of Jakes been summoned, was all hype and nothing new.

    Then again the only time the whole PC could miraculously appear in one place was when they wanted to kak jake out.

  • Comment 60, posted at 13.03.08 11:36:22 by Sauce Reply
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  • :lol: I have another 2 ‘new crush’ notifications again :lol:
    Ice – you must stop this now :!: It’s getting a little embarassing :roll: :roll:

  • Comment 61, posted at 13.03.08 11:36:55 by shark-tank Reply

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  • I also broke my duck once.

    Wasn’t too pleasant, I tell you.

  • Comment 62, posted at 13.03.08 11:40:14 by Dawn Reply

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  • Sauce…oh yeah, forgot about that extra game!

  • Comment 63, posted at 13.03.08 11:42:18 by shark-tank Reply

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  • :lol: :lol: I only stalk Sharks/Springbok Sharks rugby players….its not ME. sorry ST!! :razz:

  • Comment 64, posted at 13.03.08 11:42:27 by Ice Reply
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  • Dawn – me too, threw mine out the bath once in temper! :wink:

  • Comment 65, posted at 13.03.08 11:42:40 by Nessa Reply

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  • WTF is a Duck??? Hey – I am a poet!!! :lol: :twisted:

  • Comment 66, posted at 13.03.08 11:43:21 by Ice Reply
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  • And you didn’t know it! :lol:

  • Comment 67, posted at 13.03.08 11:44:06 by Nessa Reply

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  • Ice – almost like a penguin, except it can fly :oops:

  • Comment 68, posted at 13.03.08 11:45:29 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Ness – we have big things planned when it comes to Cedric Mkhize…

  • Comment 69, posted at 13.03.08 11:48:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • ST!!! :mrgreen: Ag no really man – what is it?? :?: :?:

  • Comment 70, posted at 13.03.08 11:48:33 by Ice Reply
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  • We have a problem…..please be patient…..our technicians are attending to it. Episode 2 of the Duck will return to your screens shortly……We have a pro……… :sad:

  • Comment 71, posted at 13.03.08 11:49:27 by shark-tank Reply

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  • the first thing my company does if we have a bad quarter is ban all non-essential travel. Maybe SA Rugby could learn from that?

  • Comment 72, posted at 13.03.08 11:49:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • it’s just an advert… it’s not at all personalised.

    Just don’t click the damn thing… ;) It will take you to an online dating site.

  • Comment 73, posted at 13.03.08 11:50:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ness – we have big things planned when it comes to Cedric Mkhize…

    Good to hear rob!

  • Comment 74, posted at 13.03.08 11:51:12 by shark-tank Reply

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  • We haven’t finalsed anything yet, but we want to try and make sure his trust fund benefits from traffic to this site.

  • Comment 75, posted at 13.03.08 11:55:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Robdylan

    Can we please have a duck in the site pic?

  • Comment 76, posted at 13.03.08 12:03:45 by Dawn Reply

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  • Meanwhile, Managing Director Jonathan Stones has confirmed he is receiving a bonus of R500 000 despite the company’s unimpressive figures.

    Stones said: “I inherited a budgeted loss for this year of R20-million. That has been reduced to around R10 million. I have brought value to the organisation.”

    :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  • Comment 77, posted at 13.03.08 12:42:40 by wpw Reply
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  • I just want to say kette was wearing her “Pants” from the Start of the game last week and after being 19 – 0 up I KNEW that i should maar just let her keep them on for the whole match :wink:

  • Comment 78, posted at 13.03.08 12:42:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I no longer believe that saying ‘you pay peanuts, you gonna get monkeys’…..getting the monkeys but NOT paying peanuts :!: :roll:

  • Comment 79, posted at 13.03.08 12:47:41 by shark-tank Reply

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  • KSA – my “pants” seem to be very unlucky…. :sad: so I rather dont wear them….and that makes my hubby very :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 80, posted at 13.03.08 12:59:09 by Ice Reply
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  • You have to hang onto those pants as if your life depends on it :smile:

  • Comment 81, posted at 13.03.08 13:03:24 by shark-tank Reply

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  • :lol:

  • Comment 82, posted at 13.03.08 13:03:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • How we manage to watch the full 80 min. is a mistery… :grin: :grin:

    JK!

  • Comment 83, posted at 13.03.08 13:05:44 by Ice Reply
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  • Although I do tend to like those tiny pants she wears.

    Interesting story for which i am probably gonna get a smack upside the head when I get home.

    Last week at half time Kette changed into her sleeping clothes and happened to put on a nice little black pair of pants. AND WE WON.

    Half time this week, said pair of pants came out the drawer and Voila we won……….

    Hey i don’t mind if she wears the pants and it works out like that every week.

    03.03.08 14:18:34 – KSA Shark © Edit

    Some background on Kette’s pants.

  • Comment 84, posted at 13.03.08 13:06:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Any donations…. :roll:

  • Comment 85, posted at 13.03.08 13:07:33 by Charlie Reply

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  • Ohhhhhhhh…… :shock:

  • Comment 86, posted at 13.03.08 13:09:08 by shark-tank Reply

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  • penguins and ducks are actually very closely related

  • Comment 87, posted at 13.03.08 13:10:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yip….they can both swim…
    BTW….you gonna give the old duck her duck?

  • Comment 88, posted at 13.03.08 13:14:24 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Has hers got a tiny sharky on?? :lol:

  • Comment 89, posted at 13.03.08 13:15:06 by Ice Reply
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  • hello everyone, now that you are all intimately aware of the underwear I wear or don’t wear…. how goes everybody on this wonderful thursday ‘weekend’ afternoon ?

  • Comment 90, posted at 13.03.08 13:16:42 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • ummmmm hi Sharkette….. :oops:
    Well….you?

  • Comment 91, posted at 13.03.08 13:18:16 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Has hers got a tiny sharky on??

    13.03.08 13:15:06 – Ice Edit

    No Sharky but they are black.

    Nice little Black pair of HOT pants. :cool:

  • Comment 92, posted at 13.03.08 13:18:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • well if you must share KSA, lets be accurate, THIS week I wore the matching top ….maybe thats what caused the 16 second try :wink:

  • Comment 93, posted at 13.03.08 13:19:23 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Sharkette….you guys live on a farm/smallholding or something to that effect?

  • Comment 94, posted at 13.03.08 13:19:45 by shark-tank Reply

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  • ST …. :shock: no, why ?????
    do we sound like farm-folk :oops:

  • Comment 95, posted at 13.03.08 13:21:02 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • you guys…

  • Comment 96, posted at 13.03.08 13:21:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well done Kette! You keep that 16-second-try little black number close by when the Sharks play!! :lol:

  • Comment 97, posted at 13.03.08 13:22:12 by Ice Reply
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  • Kette….nope! Just thought if you did, you may have a spare duck quacking around somewhere looking for a home…. with another old duck…nevermind, will try someone else. :roll:

  • Comment 98, posted at 13.03.08 13:24:45 by shark-tank Reply

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  • ICE, we’ll more than likely have guests for the game tomorrow so sadly I’ll probably be a little limited as to what I can or cannot wear :wink: maybe for the first time they’ll actually serve the purpose of underwear just to be safe :wink:

  • Comment 99, posted at 13.03.08 13:26:33 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Kette, the team needs you. Dont let guests get in the way of your support. I am *sure* they will understand..

  • Comment 100, posted at 13.03.08 13:27:34 by TG Reply

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  • ST, starting to heat up over here in the desert, ducks ain’t gonna survive unless we’re talking about a frying pan too :cool:

  • Comment 101, posted at 13.03.08 13:28:54 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Hey TG, how goes it :cool:

  • Comment 102, posted at 13.03.08 13:29:56 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • TG :lol:

    That’s the spirit. :lol:

    Any way you can use that info to motivate Keegan Daniel even further? :lol:

  • Comment 103, posted at 13.03.08 13:31:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA…..where the hell do you live then?
    Roast duck or roast penguin sounds good… :smile:

  • Comment 104, posted at 13.03.08 13:31:29 by shark-tank Reply

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  • WHAT ROB??? You wanna BAN us??? :lol: :lol:

    ST – what the hell is it with the duck – am I just stupid or slow???

    LOL@ Kette – agree with TG – sometimes you have to make some sacrifises for your team!!! :wink:

  • Comment 105, posted at 13.03.08 13:31:55 by Ice Reply
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  • Very well thanks and you?

  • Comment 106, posted at 13.03.08 13:32:12 by TG Reply

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  • Ice – I would never ban you ;)

  • Comment 107, posted at 13.03.08 13:32:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • howzit TG.

    I’m idly wondering whether we can get people to send in pictures of themselves in their favourite “lucky” supporters gear…

  • Comment 108, posted at 13.03.08 13:33:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • We can NEVER have people over for rugby…as my pair is unlucky…fancy running around in a Sharks jersey only!! :oops: :oops: :lol:

  • Comment 109, posted at 13.03.08 13:33:44 by Ice Reply
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  • :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Has hers got a tiny sharky on?? :lol:
    13.03.08 13:15:06 – Ice

    Only when KSA is home.

    well if you must share KSA, lets be accurate, THIS week I wore the matching top ….maybe thats what caused the 16 second try :wink:
    13.03.08 13:19:23 – KSA Sharkette

    KSA… You can get pills for that problem you know? :razz:

  • Comment 110, posted at 13.03.08 13:34:03 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Supporters gear….would a penguin suit count :roll:
    Ice :lol: read the request made to rob further up. :wink:

  • Comment 111, posted at 13.03.08 13:37:04 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Almost time for me to make a duck outa here….. :twisted:
    Cheers…

  • Comment 112, posted at 13.03.08 13:41:19 by shark-tank Reply

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  • Has hers got a tiny sharky on??
    13.03.08 13:15:06 – Ice

    Only when KSA is home.

    Hey I’m not small I weigh 102kg’s…………. :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 113, posted at 13.03.08 13:43:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Need to get the brownies out of the oven, catch you all later.

  • Comment 114, posted at 13.03.08 13:49:50 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Brownies… :cry:

    I need to take lunch now.

    Explains the 102kg at least. :twisted:

    Yes, Im just being jealous. :sad:

  • Comment 115, posted at 13.03.08 13:53:32 by Big Fish Reply
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  • :lol:

    They are for the guests at tonights braai :sad:

  • Comment 116, posted at 13.03.08 13:58:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Brownies with braaivleis?? :???:

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    BTW – what you braai? Camel? :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 117, posted at 13.03.08 14:10:21 by Ice Reply
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  • Brownies at a braai?
    So what you braaing ksa, chicken breasts??

  • Comment 118, posted at 13.03.08 14:12:33 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • 13.03.08 14:10:21 – Ice
    :lol:

  • Comment 119, posted at 13.03.08 14:13:10 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • :razz: :razz: :razz: PJLD!

  • Comment 120, posted at 13.03.08 14:15:07 by Ice Reply
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  • Ask whats in the brownies guys.

    Anyway, brownies are good for any time.

    Sigh!

    The trials of a single guy. I miss my mom’s baking.

    Time to visit a bakery I guess – its not the same though. :sad:

  • Comment 121, posted at 13.03.08 14:15:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Dude get some brownies next to sunrise cafe and then half an hour later that gatsby roties will dowwel.

  • Comment 122, posted at 13.03.08 14:18:03 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Ask whats in the brownies guys. :wink: :wink:

    Thank goodness I cant bake!!

  • Comment 123, posted at 13.03.08 14:18:10 by Ice Reply
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  • Fish – stop thinking about your mom and rather try find a woman closer to your own age.

  • Comment 124, posted at 13.03.08 14:28:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ha!

    Not while I can still run and hide!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 125, posted at 13.03.08 14:33:55 by Big Fish Reply
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  • ROB – How do I see others predictions on SB?? Please en-:idea: me…

  • Comment 126, posted at 13.03.08 14:36:14 by Ice Reply
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  • Ice – go look on the other thread

  • Comment 127, posted at 13.03.08 14:43:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • BF – you are a man after my own heart. Still loves him mum!

  • Comment 128, posted at 13.03.08 16:07:52 by Nessa Reply

    NessaCurrie Cup player
     
  • how touching ;)

    Ness… still ain’t got those contact details, love… ;)

  • Comment 129, posted at 13.03.08 16:14:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • RD – sorry, have mailed them to you quickly.

    I think BF is just perfect for my little family. I see from the contact details that he is a lawyer – I have worked for lawyers my whole life. Waz and Tiger are huge Lord of the Rings fans – same as BF. Everything he says reminds me of Waz – so, think I am going to have to hunt him down. Pity he lives in CT though … Tiger is not a huge fan of CT.

  • Comment 130, posted at 13.03.08 16:20:37 by Nessa Reply

    NessaCurrie Cup player
     
  • “The only way that loss will be turned into a profit is if account auditors PriceWaterhouseCoopers include the R30-million front payment made by SuperSport for their controversial deal with the union – for exclusive TV rights for the years 2011-2015 – in this year’s figures.”

    No chance PWC will allow this into the books. They will be allowed to bank the cash. They will be allowed to earn interest from the R30m (or pay down debt.

    They won’t be allowed to show it as revenue until 2011

  • Comment 131, posted at 13.03.08 22:28:34 by Biscuit Reply

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  • will they still exist by 2011? ;)

  • Comment 132, posted at 13.03.08 22:38:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hey Robd,
    how do i get that photo
    on the side with my posts?

  • Comment 133, posted at 13.03.08 23:22:07 by Duiwel Reply

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  • Duiwel… you need to access your user profile under “Site Admin”… there will be a place there to upload a photo

  • Comment 134, posted at 13.03.08 23:43:55 by robdylan Reply
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