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Cordingley Out, Latham captain


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 28 Mar 2008 at 06:38
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QR Reds’ captain Sam Cordingley has been ruled out of Saturday’s  Super 14 match against South Africa’s unbeaten Sharks in Durban and will be replaced at scrumhalf by Academy rookie Ben Lucas.

Reds Rugby reports that head Coach Phil Mooney said fullback Chris Latham will lead the side in the absence of Cordingley, who failed to recover sufficiently from a calf injury suffered in last weekend’s 24-24 draw with the Lions.

Lucas will run on in the number 9 jersey for the first time, with Will Genia taking Lucas’s spot on the bench after being flown over this week as a precaution.

Mooney said he hoped Cordingley would be fit in time for the following week’s match against the Cheetahs, but had full confidence in the ability of Lucas to step up to the challenge.

“Benny has handled every challenge we’ve given him – including broadening his skills to cover halfback in addition to flyhalf. We have every confidence he’ll do a great job for us against the Sharks. This is a fitting reward for the hard work and perseverance he’s shown since being drafted into the Reds’ training program during the pre-season,” Mooney said.

Queensland Rugby announced on Monday that Lucas had been signed to a fulltime, two year contract with the Reds for 2009-10.

Lucas, 21, has an impressive rugby resume having represented his state and country at schoolboy level and in the Australian Sevens team in 2007.

A gifted playmaker and goal kicker who claimed a personal tally of 35 points, including two tries, in Sunnybank’s record 85-19 win over the Gold Coast in the 2007 Trinity Premier Rugby Grand Final, Lucas went on to excel for the MFS East Coast Aces in the Mazda Australian Rugby Championship, being named that team’s player of the tournament.

“Benny has come right through the pathway to the Reds. He’s a great advertisement for our development program,” said Mooney.

The QR Reds team:
Starting XV: Chris Latham (c), Clinton Schifcofske, Morgan Turinui, Berrick Barnes, Peter Hynes, Quade Cooper, Ben Lucas, Leroy Houston, David Croft, John Roe, James Horwill, Van Humphries, Dayna Edwards, Stephen Moore, Greg Holmes.
Reserves: Sean Hardman, Rodney Blake, Ed O’Donoghue, Poutasi Luafutu, Will Genia, Charlie Fetoai, Digby Ioane



36 Comments

  • This is good news for the Sharks.

    I hope this is not one of those low scoring games that these two teams usually dish up when they meet.

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.03.08 06:40:11 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • we might have some more space around the scrums now but latham still worries me,

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.03.08 06:43:06 by barend Reply
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  • The Sharks are raring to go this Saturday after enjoying a bye over the Easter Weekend, with skipper Johan Muller insisting their sole focus is on beating the Reds.

    Some quarters are suggesting that the Sharks have one foot on the plane ahead of their five-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.

    But Muller ensures that his team are not thinking about the long journey just yet.

    “We aren’t speaking about the tour, we have the Reds this weekend and that’s the most important thing for us,” Muller told the Sharks official website.

    “We will start the tour on Sunday, so Saturday is the big one for us.

    “We know the Reds are going to be tough, so that’s all we’re focused on and preparing for,” added the skipper.

    Muller said that the bye could not have come at a better time for the unbeaten Durban franchise.

    “The break came at a really good time for us,” said Muller.

    “You could see in training this week that the intensity is there, the guys are hungry and keen to get going again,” he added.

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  • Comment 3, posted at 28.03.08 06:49:20 by barend Reply
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  • Sorry had to go to the shop for fresh bread. :cool:

    Yeah let’s hope the Sharks don’t repeat the Brumbies mistake they made last year.

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.03.08 07:26:03 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • hey whats this negative talk ??
    imma make towel heads of u2 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.03.08 07:31:36 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • more barend hoe gaan dit ??
    and gm ksa mate hope all is well

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.03.08 07:32:19 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • me reckons rob still got hangover he will be late lol

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.03.08 07:32:57 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • goed en da lover thanks vir gisteraand, was gr8t.

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.03.08 07:42:42 by barend Reply

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  • Morning Guys!!!! :grin: #

    goed en da lover thanks vir gisteraand, was gr8t.
    28.03.08 07:42:42 – barend :shock: :shock:

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.03.08 07:46:24 by Ice Reply
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  • For the last few weeks Rob could excuse himslef by saying he was still on UK time and that is why he only rolled up at 11 each morning…..

    Let’s see what he has to say this am. :wink:

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.03.08 07:46:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • morning gentlemen

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.03.08 07:46:31 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • and Ice :grin:

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.03.08 07:48:52 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • slowly we awaken Ice :lol:

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.03.08 07:49:14 by barend Reply

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  • Morning kette et al!

    KSA – it was a mellow party – very nice meeting the people – but alas no breaking tables and stuff – so Rob should be in, in a while!! :wink:

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.03.08 07:50:04 by Ice Reply
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  • Morning kette et al!

    HEY What makes her special why does she get first mention???? Or did you mean, “Morning Kettle”? :lol:

    So Rob will get his security deposit for the tables back then? :wink:

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.03.08 07:52:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • will have to arrange one when we’re home for a month in December :grin: always good to meet friends in person :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.03.08 07:53:28 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Ladies first you stupid!! :wink:

    I was very tempted, but thought rather to behave and not cause Robs trouble or having to pay for damages…. :cool:

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.03.08 07:54:21 by Ice Reply
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  • tread lightly there KSA tread vvvveeeerrrry lightly, if I’m a kettle, you’re a pot and you know where this is going :wink:

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.03.08 07:54:48 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • slowly we awaken Ice

    28.03.08 07:49:14 – barend Edit

    That comment sort of implies barend thinks YOUR evening was not as mellow as you think it was :lol: Memory loss is one of the first signs of a heavy night. When you keep putting words like “apparently” in your sentences then you know it was a rough evening. Things like, “apparently the barman was hitting on me” “Apparantly the barmaid was hot” these type of sentences indicate a rough night. :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.03.08 07:56:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kette – sounds good to me!! :grin: Thats if I count under the ‘friends” :wink:

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.03.08 07:56:16 by Ice Reply
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  • KSA :grin: :grin:

    Apparently we took Rob home… :wink:

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.03.08 07:58:28 by Ice Reply
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  • nooooo KSA it was mild, besides for the Devil made me do it “batchelorette” we all sat and spoke softly and had 2 beers each and a small meal, but it was fun i think

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.03.08 08:00:15 by barend Reply

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  • You were there before me and you only had 2 beers? :shock: :shock:

    Ok – i got a bit more value fo my money in the time frame… :wink:

    Man – i wanted to join that develish woman – she did quite a good table dance!! :razz: :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.03.08 08:02:04 by Ice Reply
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  • Apparently we took Rob home…

    28.03.08 07:58:28 – Ice Edit

    PERFECT example :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.03.08 08:06:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • of course !!! :grin:

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.03.08 08:06:43 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • Man – i wanted to join that develish woman – she did quite a good table dance!!

    28.03.08 08:02:04 – Ice Edit

    Tell us MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.03.08 08:07:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thought that might get you attention! “Aparently” she was dressed in a “maids-uniform (wonder where she bought that!) and apparently had devil horns and tail and fork and Apparently she danced on the table!! :grin: :grin: :wink:

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.03.08 08:12:07 by Ice Reply
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  • I’m home!

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.03.08 08:14:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Was that supposed to be a question mark? :lol:

    as in “I’m Home?” :lol:

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.03.08 08:17:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Morning Rob! :razz:

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.03.08 08:18:10 by Ice Reply
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  • Ahhhhhh

    She was at her bachelorette party. I thought she was part of the Sharksworld group. :smile:

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.03.08 08:19:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Slow start today :-)

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.03.08 08:28:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • morning rob, how’s the stay in SA going ?

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.03.08 08:31:34 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • thanks for the wishes btw :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.03.08 08:31:56 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • canes heading out

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.03.08 08:34:04 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • oops on the wrong thread, teaches me to have multiple tabs open :oops:

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.03.08 08:34:31 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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