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Joubert to take control in Abu Dhabi


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 10 Dec 2008 at 07:24
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There are a few firsts for Craig Joubert next month when he referees the friendly in the desert – Cheetahs vs Sharks in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Rugby 365 reports that for a start it will be the first match of this magnitude played in Abu Dhabi. It will be played in the smart 42 000-seater Al Jazira Stadium.

It will be the first time that Joubert, one of the world’s top referees, will referee a match involving the Sharks. After all they are based in Durban and Joubert lives in Durban, but then SANZAR has embarked on merit appointments for referees, regardless of domicile or nationality.

The match on 24 January 2009 is by way of a warm-up for the two sides. The Cheetahs play their first Super 14 match against the Lions on 13 February at Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg, which many will remember as Ellis Park, and the Sharks their first against the Stormers at Newlands on 14 February.



25 Comments

  • I just hope there won’t be any injuries…

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.12.08 07:31:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • I see we playing you on Valentines Day Rob???

    I plan to have a nice romantic evening with the wife after celebrating a Stormers victory!!! :smile: :grin:

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.12.08 07:38:43 by wpw Reply
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  • Think abt it wpw,what if the stormers lose-a gud chance that it will happen, u wont be in the best of moods with the missus

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.12.08 08:31:32 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

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  • Al Jazira :?:

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.12.08 08:31:59 by PJLD Reply
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  • Damn I suppose I will have to go and watch, I have a spare room if anybody wants to come through.
    “SANZAR has embarked on merit appointments for referees”
    Does that mean the Aussies are no longer riffing??

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.12.08 08:34:28 by Whindy Reply
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  • (Comment 4 ) PJLD ,It’s the name of the local stadium.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.12.08 08:36:21 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Bok-Clyde-Kiwi (Comment 3) :

    I think we stand a good chance of beating you guys.

    We can put out a formidable team if all our players are available.

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.12.08 08:37:58 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) :
    Formidable team…yes…
    GOOD chance of beating us… :lol: yeah right…

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.12.08 09:09:55 by blckshrk - BUCS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BUCS (Comment 8) :
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Somebody get wpw some therapy – he just refuses to learn. :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.12.08 09:37:56 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I’m gonna enjoy gloating come 14th Feb.

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.12.08 09:48:13 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : This is not high school…don’t expect a lot of Valentines… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.12.08 09:59:33 by blckshrk - BUCS Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 10) :
    If thats all you will be enjoying, than you are a real WP supporter as well as a typical SA fan.

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.12.08 10:00:57 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 12) : He’ll be gloating because of the rugby??? :shock: I thought he meant cards and presents…

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.12.08 10:03:53 by blckshrk - BUCS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – BUCS (Comment 13) :
    Knowing him, maybe “gloating” is a euphemism for doing his impression of Onan…

    It fits with the profile after all. :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.12.08 10:12:54 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 14) : :shock: …. :lol:

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.12.08 10:19:52 by blckshrk - BUCS Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 5) :

    And with Bryce lawrence being awarded referee of the year in NZ, we can expect to see a LOT more of him :sad:

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.12.08 10:34:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Will there be beer?

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.12.08 10:47:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 17) :

    Abu Dhabi is NOT a dry emirate so there will be beer. Sharjah is a dry emirate so don’t fly in to Sharjah, fly directly to Abu Dhabi :wink:

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.12.08 10:51:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) : Thanks for the advice. :smile:

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.12.08 10:53:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • What’s in it for the Cheetahs/Sharks? Money?

    Will the stadium be full?

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.12.08 10:54:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 17) :
    Well asked….just as I was about to pull out the “KSA guide to eating, drinking and stripping in the Arab world”

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.12.08 12:06:42 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 20) :

    No probably not.

    Maybe i should have left the article unchanged. :wink:

    The original read: It will be played in the smart 42-seater Al Jazira Stadium. :oops:

    it MIGHT actually be full if the original number was correct. :smile:

    http://www.rugby365.com/news/1370200.htm

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.12.08 12:36:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 21) :

    :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.12.08 12:36:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • about 20 of us comming down from Dubai and we will bring the watermellons filled with er um adult beverages

    No worries AD is not dry but I have been to AFL and crickjet and the stadiums are deffintly dry

    Any idea of tickets etc??

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.01.09 16:28:34 by sand shark Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 4) :
    Where you bru?

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.01.09 16:29:51 by sand shark Reply

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