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Adrian Jacobs to move to WP?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks, WP on 17 Jun 2008 at 22:45

Springbok centre Adrian Jacobs confirmed on Tuesday that he would consider any offer from WP.

News 24 reports that the 27-year-old Springbok has been used largely as an impact player at the Sharks. He returned to the national team for the two-match Test series against Wales and was particularly impressive on attack during the first Test.

Jacobs, who was born in the Western Cape, also took the opportunity to show that he never shirked his responsibilities on defence.

It seems he would like to continue his partnership with Jean de Villiers by playing in the Cape.

“If there is a chance to return to the Cape, I’ll definitely look at it,” he said on Tuesday.

“When I was selected for the WP Under-17s for the first time, I wanted a tattoo, that’s how passionate I was about playing for Province.

“Unfortunately, some things happened that I had to accept. So I took the big decision to leave the union. But today I have no hard feelings,” he said.



46 Comments

  • Bummer… he won’t look the same in a Blue jumper… but he’ll get more game time… bring on our youngsters to fill his gap… Waylon won’t be going anywhere!

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.06.08 03:04:40 by bryce_in_oz Reply
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  • Interesting, but I would not read to much into it… :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.06.08 07:28:35 by Charlie Reply
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  • For the record, I had nothing to do with this… :grin:

    Come on Charlie, give us the low-down!

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.06.08 08:17:37 by MorneN Reply
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  • I thought Bobo the Clown was the Stormers’ outside centre…

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.06.08 08:32:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rickie, Grant, JDV, Adi… vs Rory, Steyn, Barrit, Murray… interesting… I know where my money would be :wink:

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.06.08 08:42:40 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Typical journalistic license here – he merely says he would consider it – what a shocker!

    Still, cant say I would blame him.

    Seems that something might be rotten in the state of Ethekweni…

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.06.08 08:46:05 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 5) : depends which Steyn and Murray show up.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.06.08 08:47:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    Dick won’t be there to play musical chairs…

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.06.08 08:52:40 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 6) : He’s big, he’s thick, he’s built like a brick, Adooooolf! Adoooooolf!

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.06.08 08:54:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 6) : I smell a rat… AJ not playing in semi…Stooili what are you busy with… :evil:

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.06.08 08:56:43 by Charlie Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 8) : so I wonder which New Zealander will be coaching the backline…

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.06.08 08:57:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Charlie if this turned out to be true, would you become a streepies supporter?

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.06.08 08:58:05 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 10) : someone is eventually going to break ranks and tell me what the story is here… and then there’s going to be big kak

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.06.08 09:01:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • Come on chaps, AD would always be considering a move to ANYWHERE that he would get regular game time. He really wasnt going anywhere at the Sharks and would always be seen as a impact player.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.06.08 09:03:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 14) : maybe not so much under Plum, though…

    Still, to be honest, Sharks first-choice backline just doesn’t have room for all of Kockott, Pienaar, Barritt, Steyn, Murray, Adi, JP and Odwa… not to mention Oom Stefan

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.06.08 09:07:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • AD’s shares are up at the moment and he and his agent are on a fishing expedition, alternatively bettering their negotiation position with the Sharks.

    There are no reds under the bed here….

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.06.08 09:10:54 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : that said, I would rather have Adi at 13 than Murray, on current form…

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.06.08 09:13:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think someone is concocting stories here….just to give the Wee Pee supporters something to possibly cling on to!

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.06.08 09:37:25 by Villie Reply
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  • Adi to get snotklapped by the Kiwis and Aussies.
    Just hasn’t got the muscle to mix it with the big boys

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.06.08 09:37:36 by CapeShark Reply
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  • I did hear that the Sharks are tabling an offer for Juan Smith and that the Stormers are after CJ Vd Linde!

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.06.08 09:38:13 by Villie Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 19) : Totally agree CS

    Just look at the Super 14 semi. He is a fantastic little player but hasn’t got the build to stop a 100kg + opponent

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.06.08 09:39:49 by Villie Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 19) : he’s bigger than Matt Giteau…

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.06.08 09:41:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 20) : I want Duane Vermeulen toooooo!

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.06.08 09:42:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 20) :

    That’s strange, I thought Juan Smith just signed a new contract with Free State…

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.06.08 09:44:38 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 24) : oh ja… that too.

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.06.08 09:46:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 24) : Means squat these days!!

    Don’t know if its true…but I’ve heard we want him for the Super 14 next year.

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.06.08 09:47:10 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 26) :

    Oh I am firm believer in the sanctity of contracts ;)

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.06.08 09:48:44 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 26) : with Juan and Butch back, together with John and our favourable draw, we’ll win the Super 14 next year.

    Or at least host the final in Durbs and then lose. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.06.08 09:52:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : Adi weighs 93 kg… :smile:

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.06.08 09:52:26 by Charlie Reply

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  • And if there was a chance for me to return to 1999…I’d consider it.
    I was so passionate about that year I almost got a tattoo. :shock:

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.06.08 09:52:32 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : :evil:

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.06.08 09:53:29 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 21) : Who else from the Sharks look good in that semi mate :?: AJ sitting in the stand perhaps, after chipping his finger nail… :evil:

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.06.08 09:54:19 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 32) : Frans Verstaan looked good. Did you see that golden hair glinting in the sunshine?

    How can Adi compete? He’s completely bald these days ;)

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.06.08 09:57:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 30) : Hopefully Adi has enough other tattoos now that he won’t need to get that moffie WP flower thing.

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.06.08 09:57:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : :lol:

    What have you done to our WP mates?

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.06.08 10:00:33 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : They can use all the “fancy” names but we all know it’s just poutpourri…

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.06.08 10:05:10 by blackshark Reply

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  • cold, wet weather in durbs this week…but surely the rain will be long gone by Friday night.

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.06.08 10:06:57 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 35) : huh? Don’t you know people in Cape Town take at least one week off every month? ;)

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.06.08 10:07:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.06.08 10:08:02 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 39) : just trying to get my post count up ;) Oubaas is less than a thousand comments ahead at this stage

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.06.08 10:10:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : :lol: Classic!

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.06.08 10:11:24 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 32) :

    No-one really and I never suggested they did. Adi was fantastic the week before against the Chiefs but then the whole team flopped on the day of the semi.

    While I rate Adi as a player just think that someone like Ma’a Nonu will run over him!

    Are you sure he is not more like 80kg’s? :roll:

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.06.08 10:16:56 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 42) : something I’ve noticed… Adi’s defence is much better when he’s in the starting team. I think it’s got to do with practicing in a particular position all week and getting into the defensive pattern.

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.06.08 10:20:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 42) : He & Nonu are buildt in the same mould…small tanks… :wink:

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.06.08 11:58:33 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : I’m not actually having a go at his defence which is actually pretty good. It’s just that stopping someone so much bigger than you can be a problem. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big Adi fan…I just think that we need to follow a horses for courses policy. For certain games he will be the correct choice, others maybe not so!

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.06.08 13:46:23 by Villie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : KSA was the bad omen last year hehehe no chance of him going home for a final again because of it, so stay positive Rob :wink: :cool:

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.06.08 14:05:01 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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