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Happy Birthday, Adi Jacobs


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 14 Aug 2008 at 11:00
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One of our favourite Sharks is 28 years young today.

Adrian Abraham Jacobs was born in Kraaifontein in the Cape on 14 August 1980. A product of Scottsville High School, he represented South Africa at under 19 level two years running (1998-99) while playing junior rugby with the East Rand-based Falcons. Adi made his senior provincial debut for the Falcons in the Currie Cup in 2000 at the age of 19. He also represented his country at both u21 and u23 level that year.

Jacobs played for the Bulls in the Super 12 in 2001 and also capped a meteoric rise by being selected to the Springbok team to face Italy that year. Jacobs and the late Ettiene Botha formed a formidable partnership for the Falcons and it is a great shame that the pair never went on to higher honours together. Botha tragically passed away 4 years ago in a motor accident, after establishing himself as one of Loftus’ favourite sons.

2002 saw Jacobs endure a frustrating campaign in the Super 12, as Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer inexplicably left him out in teh cold, despite Adi’s great form when he did manage to get onto the park. He played a bit-part on the international stage that year, before his personal “wilderness years” began. After an unhappy stint with the Cats team in 2003, Adi finally moved to Durban in 2004. Over the course of four seasons, he has established himself as a core member of the Sharks team and has won many a game through adding incisiveness and direction to the Durban side’s attack in the second half.

Equally at home at flyhalf, in the centres or even on the wing, Adi Jacobs was finally returned to the Bok fold by his mentor, coach Peter de Villiers, this year and capped off a remarkable comeback to international rugby with a man-of-the-match performance against Argentina last week. He now boasts 15 caps and is in te form of his life; the man in possession of the Bok number 13 jersey, clearly a lucky one for him.

Adi Jacobs – we salute you sir. Many happy returns and long may you grace our favourite teams with your pace, vision, skill and humility. You are a true gent!



37 Comments

  • Adi Jacobs you bloody legend!

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.08.08 11:09:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Happy Happy Adi!

    Go show those All Blacks what you’re made of… :grin:

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.08.08 11:11:32 by wpw Reply
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  • 49 Currie Cup Caps for the Sharks, 21 Tries (!!!)
    55 Super 14 Caps for the Sharks, 9 tries
    15 Caps for the Boks, 2 tries

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.08.08 11:14:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : No one can fight the stats… :wink:

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.08.08 11:27:10 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • For hes a jolly good fellow
    For hes a jolly good fellow

    Give em horns Adi

    Ill be drunk and filled with steak and cheering for you guys with all ive got tomorrow.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.08.08 11:33:32 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 5) : Allready drunk?? Saturday may be better to cheer! :smile:

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.08.08 11:36:49 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 6) : lol is it not FRiday?????

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.08.08 11:40:40 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 7) : it’s always Friday somewhere, dude ;)

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.08.08 11:47:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Always?? Or just today as in Thursday always??

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.08.08 11:59:46 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Then again, Thursday in CPT is epic

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.08.08 12:04:24 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • OMG :shock: Charlie’s gonna cry.

    Happy birthday Adi…

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.08.08 12:13:34 by blackshark Reply

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  • No Birthday is complete without a song from the Ice Babe:

    Happy Birthday , too ya! Happy Bithday too ya! Haaapppyyyy Biiirtthhdaaay!! Happy birthday, too Ya! Happy Birtday to ya! Ok now ya’ll – lets do it together – One more time!

    Happy Birtdaaaaayyy, Adi! Haaappyyyy Biiirthdayyy!!!

    :wink:

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.08.08 12:35:08 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 12) : brings tears to my eyes

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.08.08 12:41:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADI JACOBS !!! YOU’RE MY HERO… :cool: Hope to meet you on Saturday after test match :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.08.08 12:41:49 by Charlie Reply

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  • Adi Jacobs, just 28 years old, seems like he have been around forever… :grin:

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.08.08 12:43:10 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 14) : was wondering when you’d find your way here!

    You need to teach Adi how to send longer SMSes, BTW ;)

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.08.08 12:46:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Indeed, seems like ages since he broke on to the scene.

    He has proven that he is a seriously capable player this season and has offered the Boks more on attack than anyone else at 13, incluing JF for a long time.

    Good luck to him long may it last

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.08.08 12:48:47 by Sauce Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.08.08 12:50:47 by Charlie Reply

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  • Happy Brithday Adi. :cool:

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.08.08 13:00:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Sauce (Comment 17) : good on you, Sauce. When I say shit like that, nobody believes me ;)

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.08.08 13:04:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Dude, don’t waste good sh!t on idiots.

    Adi has shut a lot of mouths and will continue to do so on Saturday.

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.08.08 13:20:55 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 21) : true… those who actually know anything already know what he can do.

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.08.08 13:25:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : Yeah, I’ll be the first to admit that there was a time when I wasn’t too convinced about him. He’s back with a bang…and there’s no point in denying a man his glory when he clearly deserves it.

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.08.08 13:40:05 by blackshark Reply

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  • Jaque Fourie needs to show better form than what Adi is currently showing if he wants his jersey back.

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.08.08 13:45:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : he needs a lucky break ;)

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.08.08 13:49:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Maybe one day he’ll be as good as Robbie Fleck. :wink: :roll:

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.08.08 13:53:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : :twisted:

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.08.08 13:54:33 by blackshark Reply

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  • i think his cake should come off the bench, it will be far more impressive. if it starts at the beginning of the party the cake will be finished before it is really needed. there will probably be more gaps in tummies if it comes off the bench. look the cake is good even if it is there from the start, but i feel it will be more effective later in the party.

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.08.08 13:59:43 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 28) : I feel you’re trying a metaphor of some sort…? ;)

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.08.08 14:23:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • meta phor or against. :grin:

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.08.08 14:26:28 by try time Reply

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  • I take exception that only certain people can change their names. Lias does have a nice ring to it. :cool:

    Joke only, I understand chaos….

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.08.08 14:56:16 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.08.08 15:17:01 by Charlie Reply

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  • Happy Birthday Adi!!

    &

    Best of Luck on Saturday!

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.08.08 15:21:48 by Milissa Reply

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  • Happy Birhday Adi, may there be many, many more….including caps and tries.

    Milissa, isnt your big (wedding)day also very soon?

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.08.08 15:32:35 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Happy Birthday Adi – you have shown to those who are willing to see, that you are a deserving Bok.

    More importantly, you remain a true gentleman and an example to all aspiring sportsman.

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.08.08 20:36:48 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 35) : Amen Fish

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.08.08 20:42:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • Vat hom Flaffie!

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.08.08 05:21:02 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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