It looks like Scott Mathie is on his way.
Mathie, a Durban boy through and through, played some age-group rugby for the Blue Bulls, before moving back to the Sharks in 2006. He established himself as back-up scrumhalf to Ruan Pienaar in the Super 14 that year and put in some good performances, particularly in the 2006 Currie Cup. 2007 saw Mathie’s season severely disrupted through injury, as he hurt his neck in pre-season training. He sat on the sidelienes virtually the whole season and watched in frustration as Rory Kockott staked his claim to the Sharks number 9 jersey.
Mathie was fit to play again at the start of the 2008 season, but missed out on a Super 14 place and had to make do with being rotated in and out of the Wildebeest scrumhalf position, one he shared with Neil de Bruyn and new recruit Charl Mcleod. Since Kockott’s injury against Boland in this year’s Currie Cup, Mathie has managed to force himself back into the squad and played his best game in a long time against Griquas last week. He will be on the bench against Western Province on Friday.
I have no idea when he’s leaving, or where he will be heading, but the fact that virtually the entire Sharks team attended a farewell for him at an M&A restaurant in Durban this week, indicates that we probably won’t see too much more of Scott Mathie in Sharks colours. We’ll keep you posted as and when we have more details.Tweet