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Happy Birthday, Dear Kankooooooo


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 14 Oct 2008 at 09:32
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Big day, guys… our very own superhero, Ryan “the Hoff” Kankowski, Sharks eighthman extraordinaire, Bok phenom and general all-round cool guy, celebrates his 23rd birthday today.

Kanko has been on fire recently, the tall St Andrews boy coming back beautifully after being out of action with a clavicle injury. His solo long-range try against the Lions in last week’s semi really set the tone for a resounding victory. He was destroyer-in-chief against Griquas the week before, brushing aside feeble tackle attempts and striding like a colossus over hordes of peacock-blue jerseys every time he got the ball.

His exploits against the selfsame Lions in the penultimate round-robin game were the stuff of legends too and he was deservedly named man of the match in that encounter, having provided two pieces of individual magic to break the deadlock in the second half. On current form, Kanko is an absolute shoe-in to wear the Springbok number 8 jersey and will hopefully emulate Gary Teichmann in occupying it for many seasons to come.

Take a bow, Ryan K – you are a true Sharks hero! Have a great day today.



16 Comments

  • Only 23! :shock:

    Happy Birthday lad, may you have a great year and a S14 trophy.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.10.08 09:35:13 by Ollie Reply
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  • what a man, hey? What a man… I get goosies just thinking about how well he’s playing. Happy birthday, Hoffman… have a great one

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.10.08 09:36:38 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KANKO!!! :grin:

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.10.08 09:42:05 by Ice Sharkadelic Babe Reply
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  • 23 :shock: Still a spring chicken. He has plenty of time to make an even bigger name for himself AND the team he plays in.

    Happy Birthday.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.10.08 09:53:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • He looks a bit older than 23. Must be the hair.

    Happy Birthday King Kowski. :grin:

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.10.08 09:55:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sto Lat Kanko.

    Jeez Rob, if he doesn’t get big headed after reading your intro then he’s not only a brilliant rugby player but a saint as well. I particularly like this bit – “He was destroyer-in-chief against Griquas the week before, brushing aside feeble tackle attempts and striding like a colossus over hordes of peacock-blue jerseys every time he got the ball.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.10.08 10:10:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 6) : hey – you’ve got to allow me a little poetic licence, right? Kanko doesn’t have a big head – just big hair :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.10.08 10:35:44 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • Veels geluk liewe Bulls vreter. Next week he’ll prove how much better he is than Spies

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.10.08 11:42:21 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Happy b-day Kanko… May you have many many more!!!!

    Hey Pokkel warm in Newcastle today hey?

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.10.08 11:44:45 by Reds Reply

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  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY to The Hoff!!!!

    What a boytjie!!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.10.08 11:48:38 by Me2 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Go Sharks!) (Comment 7) :
    Just yanking rob – he does seem like really likeable chap.

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.10.08 12:08:59 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • One of my favourite players in SA..Happy Birthday!

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.10.08 12:24:45 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 11) : you know how much I enjoy a good yank :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.10.08 13:01:18 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Go Sharks!) (Comment 13) :
    Oh Yes, :wink:

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.10.08 13:06:13 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • May Ryan get the best belated 23rd B-Day present ever. :grin: :smile:

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.10.08 13:15:34 by Letgo Reply
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  • :-)

    Happy Birthday Kanko! I hope he has a great day and I concur with Letgo, I hope you receive a wonderful belated birthday present.

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.10.08 16:39:46 by Milissa Reply

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