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Tahs lose their hooker


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 19 May 2008 at 14:17
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Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has been ruled out of the HSBC Waratahs’ Super 14 semifinal against the Sharks.

Report courtesy the official NSW Rugby web site.

Polota-Nau left the field after 35 minutes against the Queensland Reds in Brisbane on Saturday with a sprained hand.

“My hand’s swollen so I can’t throw or bind at the moment, but I’m confident the guys can do the job on Saturday and hopefully I’ll be right for next week if we get through,” said Polota-Nau.

After some impressive early season form for Northern Suburbs in the Tooheys New Shute Shield, HSBC Junior Waratahs captain Al Manning has joined the Super 14 squad.

Manning, 26, made his Waratahs debut in 2004 and has since played 16 times for NSW, with his only Super 14 appearance coming against the Bulls in March 2007.



52 Comments

  • One down… :twisted: and we’ll have our strongest front row…

    Anyway…what happened to the semi kick off times ? Rob…KSA?

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.05.08 14:35:42 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply
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  • 09:35 and 12:00

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.05.08 14:37:24 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : Both on Saturday? Hope someone lets the good folk at Sky know. They seem to think there’s one on Friday.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.05.08 14:39:36 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • Maybe the one on Friday is the one where the Stormers will be involved after beating the Lions on Tuesday. :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.05.08 14:40:21 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • Than again Sky is not always that reliable with their schudule on their site.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.05.08 14:41:04 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
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  • Lyons might was taken rugby tips personally from Webb-Ellis but he is still a good replacement, he runs hard and straight from the base of the scrum.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.05.08 15:04:37 by Dive Pass Reply
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  • Didn’t the Tahs buy that second hand hooker from WP to play S14 for them?

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.05.08 15:06:08 by PJLD Reply
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  • WhoWeAre Edmunds or something like that.

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.05.08 15:06:44 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 6) :

    Oops :oops: …mixing up the number 8 with the hooker….

    Edmunds is with the Brumbies isnt he?

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.05.08 15:08:49 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Oh shit :oops:

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.05.08 15:11:00 by PJLD Reply
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  • The SuperSport website gives the times as follows:

    Crusaders vs Hurricanes 09h35

    Sharks vs Tahs 12h00

    Both on Saturday.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.05.08 15:18:43 by Nessa Reply

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  • Sorry KSA :oops: teach me to read before I type!

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.05.08 15:19:20 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 12) :

    Don’t worry Nessa….look at my comments…I don’t even read the headlines!! :oops:

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.05.08 15:22:06 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 13) :

    Thanks :grin:

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.05.08 15:23:35 by Nessa Reply

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  • Gonna be a lekker rugby day on Saturday. Two S14 semi’s & the Heineken Cup Final. :grin:

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.05.08 15:24:52 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 14) :

    Hey Ness…I know we gonna do it!! :grin:

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.05.08 15:25:12 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • From 365

    GMT Times
    Saturday, 24 May:
    C’saders v H’canes (07.35)
    Waratahs v Sharks (10.00)

    From Supersport Tv Schedule (SA Time)
    09:00 – 11:45 Super 14: SF 1 – Crusaders v Hurricanes
    11:45 – 14:00 Super 14: SF 2 – Waratahs v Sharks

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.05.08 15:31:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What happens if there’s a draw?

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.05.08 15:33:05 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • And now that I’ve updated the Fixtures page I can just say

    “Go look at the fixtures page” :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.05.08 15:34:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 18) :

    Extra time, but not sure how much.

    Which does raise the point that there is a nice gap between the two matches.

    SF1 should finish around 11:15 SA time

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.05.08 15:38:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 12) :

    Hey i’ve just returned the favour :oops:

    I should also read before typing.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.05.08 15:39:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I see Keo is all over the story about the Stormers buying our sloppy seconds. I wonder if a certain bearded mountain goat might rethink some of his dull “geriatric” chirps ;)

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.05.08 15:53:59 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Adam Freier is a Wallabie…

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.05.08 16:12:01 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 22) :

    We could with Percy back but I could understand him wanting to finish his career where he started.

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.05.08 16:12:08 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • So can you guys tell me – with the announcement of the Bok “training” squad – there are about 42 names on the list already. As they said the list would be 45 players – does that mean there are only 3 places left for Sharks players? Surely not???

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.05.08 16:19:10 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 24) : I don’t really think we need to have sleepless nights about losing Percy. What we do need, though, is to unearth a couple fo decent young prospects at fullback

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.05.08 16:22:30 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 26) :

    LMAO, typical Cape spin. When did Smit ever say WP was his second choice – though he probably will end up there.

    And don’t you just love it – when the Sharks have a bit of “depth” they are accused of not giving enough game time to their players & neuking careers up, but pray tell me how will they accomodate Jantjes & Monty + AJ & all their loose forwards…?

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.05.08 16:34:57 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • I suppose all the other regions’ press is perfectly objective. :roll:

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.05.08 17:16:15 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 25) :

    Nessa IMO no.

    You have to consider that the squad was calculated on the basis that that Sharks and Stormers were going to play semi’s.

    In short there are a few players in there who would not have been there had the Sharks and Stormers actually made the semi’s.

    The squad would not have been able to train if both teams were not there, so some extra had to be added.

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.05.08 17:24:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 28) : yes. I mean, look at the quality of objective reporting here on Sharksworld ;)

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.05.08 17:28:57 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 30) : Yeah, right. :smile:

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.05.08 17:35:23 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • I’m surprised Smit didn’t say Province was always, deep down inside, his first choice. Everybody wants to play for WP, not so? Only the ones not good enough to make it go and play elsewhere. :wink:

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.05.08 17:39:00 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 28) :

    Of course!

    But c’mon, Voldemort takes the cake.

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.05.08 17:40:38 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Personally I think these signings will mean sweet f-all for the Super14 next season, honestly can’t the Stormers find younger quality players – look at the nurseries they have on their doorstep (Maties, Paul Roos, Paarl Gym, Paarl Boys, etc etc). AJ will be 36 next year, and Monty 35. Only Smittie would have some LT potential.

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.05.08 17:43:10 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 33) : Agreed. I have not read the Smith article on Keo yet, but I’m sure old Voldy won’t hold back. Nothing like a bit of tabloid journalism to stir the hornets nest.

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.05.08 17:43:26 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • And I have also not read the SMIT article… :roll:

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.05.08 17:43:59 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • I also don’t quite understand the AJ signing, but maybe he’ll get involved with the coaching.

    Monty might still have a season in him, but there’s Jantjes.

    Smit I’d take any day of the week.

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.05.08 17:46:50 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • Providing all these ‘signings’ actually happen of course.

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.05.08 17:47:37 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 35) :

    Apparently the Montgomery rumour started way back post the World Cup when Monty told Keo’s kid he’d “love to play for WP again”… now couple with the news that Monty hasn’t decide whether he’s going to stay at Perpigan for one season, and Keo does the mnaths: 1+1 = 3 :roll:

    I don’t think its that simple though, cause I believe that he still has his hoome in Durbs & the reason he moved to Durbs was so that his wife’s family could be close to their grandkids…

    So I guess what I’m trying to say is that we’ll see who wears the pants in the Montgomery household pretty soon, as well as whether Keo is really talking sh!t.

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.05.08 18:00:25 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • “Geriatric” Sharks never die.

    They retire to WP.

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.05.08 18:09:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) :

    LMAO – TRUE!

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.05.08 18:13:37 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • we can use that as a heading IF there is an official announcement :wink:

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.05.08 18:18:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 37) : You actually need two quality props more than you need another hooker.

    The only province that REALLY needs Smit as a hooking option is the Bulls. And that’s the one place he would never play

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.05.08 18:32:04 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 43) :

    Smit IS a better quality prop than anything they currently have in the Cape. If Mujati is the best they have to offer, they should be jumping all over Smit as a prop option.

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.05.08 18:46:56 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Stormers definitely need a top quality prop or two. But who’s available?

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.05.08 18:59:02 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • What I need is a top quality drink or two.

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.05.08 19:00:52 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 45) :

    John Smit – experience at both tighthead and loosehead in the international arena. :wink:

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.05.08 19:04:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 46) :

    I can make a damn fine margarita!

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.05.08 19:16:01 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Not to mention a fine rum boat drink as well. :lol:

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.05.08 19:17:11 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 49) :

    I have the Captains and Coke ready for Saturday. :cool:

    Will have to see if i am celbrating or drowning sorrows later. :roll:

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.05.08 20:23:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 48) : Sounds lekker. Sorry I missed it. I’ve settled for lager instead.

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.05.08 21:07:08 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) :
    Thank you.

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.05.08 21:42:28 by Nessa Reply

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