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Ruan, Steyn to play for Sharks in Super 14


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 13 Jan 2009 at 12:02
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Ruan Pienaar will play flyhalf for the Sharks in 2009 and Francois Steyn will be at his Rugby World Cup position of inside centre, coach John Plumtree has confirmed.

Mike Greenaway writes in the Cape Times that there has been speculation that Steyn and Pienaar would fight it out for the No 10 position vacated by Frederic Michalak, but it will be Pienaar at flyhalf when the Sharks kick off against the Stormers on February 14 and pretty much for every game thereafter.

“We reckon Ruan is the answer for us at 10 and he is happy to make the switch (from scrumhalf),” Plumtree said.

“He realises that there is a big opportunity for him in this position with the Springboks (he was the flyhalf on the end-of-season tour). Similarly, Frans is happy to make a full go of playing 12 and is keen to push hard to regain the Springbok No 12 shirt.”

Pienaar and Steyn were among the chief beneficiaries last week when Plumtree brought in Australian rugby league great Andrew Johns for an intense week of coaching.

Johns, heralded by many Aussies as the greatest player ever from that code, worked on all aspects of attacking running, including running angles and changing pace.

Plumtree said that the squad has worked extremely hard on fitness over the last two months and were now shifting the focus towards the technical side of the game.

“We will spend this week at Michaelhouse in what is essentially a training camp,” he said. “There will be a big emphasis on our structures and set pieces, and also goal-setting.

“It will also be good to have a week of training away from the humidity.”

The coach said that there has been a high pre-season casualty rate, with four players having undergone operations.

“The injury side of things is not good at all, although some of the problems have been inherited from the Currie Cup” he said. “Pat Cilliers (knee), Albert van den Berg (shoulder), Waylon Murray (knee) and Jacques Botes (groin) had to have surgery and will be touch and go for the first round of the Super 14.

“Our depth is pretty good among the forwards but we might be in a bit of trouble if we pick up more injuries among the backs.”

Plumtree said that the Sharks are very excited about the imminent season.

“This is a happy group of players and they can’t wait for the season to start. The Currie Cup success has been put well and truly behind us and everybody realises that the Super 14 is a very different and much tougher competition. There is no breathing space, every match is tough and every week you have to play with great intensity.

“But is a challenge the guys are looking forward to. They are already talking about the Stormers game. It is going to be huge. They are certainly going to be waiting for us, we know that.”

The Sharks will play the Cheetahs on January 24 in Abu Dhabi in the first of their two Super 14 warm-up matches.

They then host the Bulls in Durban on February 4 (5pm).

The match against the Cheetahs will be played at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai (120kms from Abu Dhabi) which recently underwent refurbishment in order to host the World Cup 7′s in March 2009. The conditions in Dubai, at sea-level and with high humidity, are very similar to those of Durban.

Craig Joubert will be the referee and according to De Wet Ras, former Springbok and Free State flyhalf who currently resides in the UAE, there is great interest in the match amongst the estimated 100 000 South Africans who live and work there.



104 Comments

  • Hopefully Johns has taught Steyn to pass.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.01.09 12:58:54 by McLovin Reply
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  • I actually forgot I had posted this just as the news about the cancelled match was posted. :oops:

    I will believe who plays where when we run on against the Stormers.

    I saw John Plumtree say Steyn will play 10 with my own two eyes on Tv and now he says this?????????

    I think his Full Name is John Rassie Plumtree.

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.01.09 13:01:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Ruan at 10 and Steyn at 12 for the Stormers game…no doubt about it…

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.01.09 13:17:57 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply
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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 3) :

    You have NO idea how much i hope that is correct.

    With Adi at 13 and Kockott at 9

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.01.09 13:50:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • These guys at the Sharks Sure know how to send out mixed signals.

    Pienaar ready to tackle new challenges

    By Craig Lewis

    Sharks and Springbok star Ruan Pienaar says he is buzzing with excitement ahead of the imminent Super 14 and is ready to embrace the challenges that await, whether it be in the No 9 or No 10 jersey.

    Sharks coach John Plumtree has said both Pienaar and the mercurial Frans Steyn will get some game time at flyhalf in the Super 14, with Pienaar also likely to feature at scrumhalf and Steyn at inside centre.

    Pienaar said he was quite happy to fulfil whatever role was required.

    “This season I’ll probably play a bit at flyhalf and at No 9. Obviously continuity is important, but those are two positions I’m most familiar with and so I’m quite happy to cover them both.”

    And whether he is in the No 9 or No 10 jersey, Pienaar will undoubtedly have a prominent role to play in leading the backline, a task that he said he was looking forward to.

    “It’s a big responsibility to play at 9 or 10 and to try and lead the backline, but we have some really experienced players such as Stefan (Terblanche) and Adi (Jacobs) and some quality youngsters coming through as well, so it should be an exciting season to look forward to.”

    Pienaar impressed on the Springboks’ 2008 end-of-year tour, in which he started all three games as the first-choice flyhalf with Peter de Villiers expressing a desire for him to grow in that position. So what were Pienaar’s hopes for the year ahead?

    “Obviously it’s going to be a tough year, perhaps playing a bit more at 10. I’m still getting used to that position but hopefully it will go well. There’s still a lot of work for me to do and things to learn at No 10, but I think that will come with time. So I’ll just try to perform as consistently as possible.”

    This year, the Sharks will also be looking to groom another young flyhalf for the future, with Len Olivier having joined the coastal franchise from the Falcons. The 22-year-old is not likely to feature much in this year’s Super 14 but should get some more game time in the Currie Cup. Pienaar said he thought it was a good decision to have recruited the youngster.

    “I haven’t seen Len play too much, but from what I have seen, he looks to be a very good player. I think it was a good decision to bring in a No 10 to groom for the future and it’s always good for a guy to come into an environment like we have here at the Sharks.”

    With the start of the Super 14 now little more than four weeks away, Pienaar said his excitement was rapidly building.

    “The Super 14 is a test for every player because you play against the best players in the world for fourteen, fifteen weeks non-stop. You get tested week in and week out and that’s a great thing because you want to measure yourself against the best. It’s just a brilliant competition to be a part of.”

    Last week, Pienaar and his fellow teammates worked very closely with highly acclaimed Australian Rugby League star, Andrew Johns, which Pienaar described as a “great learning experience.

    “We’ve learned a lot and been taught a few new things, which has been great. It’s good for us to keep on learning new things and it’s been very interesting to work with a League legend such as Andrew”.

    This week the Sharks squad will be up in the Midlands for a training camp.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.01.09 13:59:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Well then there is no more excuses for Steyn.

    Shape up or piss off.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.01.09 14:04:04 by MorneN Reply
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  • The Stormers game is shaping up to be huge.

    Lost of personal battles to look forward to.

    Brits/Bismarck
    Bekker/Muller
    Schalk/Deysel
    January/Kockett
    Pienaar/Grant
    Steyn/De Villiers
    Jantjes/Terblanche

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.01.09 14:05:48 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 7) : I carent wait. :cool:

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.01.09 14:09:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • And there goes the Sharks’ chances of making the semis.

    Steyn = overrated

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.01.09 14:10:55 by wpw Reply
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  • Winner in Bold

    Brits/ Bismarck – provided he can keep his cool and WP don’t try and get him upset.

    Bekker/Muller – Very Close call and I may have it wrong

    Schalk /Deysel – In the Loose on defence Burger, Deysel to make up for it with ball in hand

    January/Kockett – Both are terriers of note and I have to go with experience

    Pienaar/Grant – Close call but Ruan has more flair.

    Steyn/De Villiers – JdV to win a close one

    Jantjes /Terblanche Jantjes to get the upper hand at the end when the gas is a bit low in Stefan.

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.01.09 14:12:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : Mostly agree. But I’d rather have Jantjes than Oom Stef.

    Bismarck & Brits not really a contest.

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.01.09 14:14:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) :

    Sorry it IS meant to be Jantjes. :oops: That’s why I said he would get the upperhand at the end. :oops: Will change it now

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.01.09 14:16:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Talking about Rugby and the Sharks…was watching the Golden Globes las night…and then it struck me…There is rather a big and nice resemblance between Ashton Kutcher (?) and Len Olivier…dont you agree?? :grin: :lol:

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.01.09 14:17:33 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : Get it right dammit.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.01.09 14:18:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 13) : Nogal né… :shock:

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.01.09 14:19:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 13) : Ashton Kutcher has webbed feet.

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.01.09 14:21:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 16) : toes…

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.01.09 14:22:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 13) : poor Len!

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.01.09 14:23:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • “Ruan, Steyn to play for Sharks in Super 14″

    Who else where they going to play for?

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.01.09 14:28:38 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 16) : and you know this how??? :!: :?:

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.01.09 14:29:38 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 17) :

    i am not looking at his toes…I assure you of that! :twisted:

    @robdylan (Comment 18) :

    What?? Ashton is one hot lad!! I would not mind being Demi!! :wink:

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.01.09 14:29:40 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 19) :

    hallo Sous! :grin:

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.01.09 14:33:55 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 19) : I also thought about that… :)

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.01.09 14:37:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 20) : saw it on tv. :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.01.09 14:44:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 22) : Howdy Ice….

    @robdylan (Comment 23) : :twisted:

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.01.09 14:44:57 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) :

    So did i but then I cam to the conclusion that the author meant “at the same time” seeing as the debate (what little there was) was around who would play at 10.

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.01.09 14:49:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) : um. Ok then :-)

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.01.09 14:52:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) : I just thought it was a typo.

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.01.09 14:56:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : I thought it was bad c&p :D

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.01.09 14:58:37 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 21) : What does Megan Fox’s tattoo on her back say? Something about butterflies? Anyone?

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.01.09 15:00:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Maybe this was written before the disasterous Barbarian’s match and preseason training and when Steyn was adamant he wanted to be a flyhalf. This new piece is written after the Northern Hemisphere tour and the Barbarians’ match when I am sure even Steyn must have realised that he is not a 10! The tour must have answered a lot of questions for both players and coach – Ruan saw he could excel at 10 and Plum saw that he is the 1st choice 10 for Sharks – i.e: Ruan = Sharks 10. On the other hands it showed to all that Steyn is NOT a 10 and hence he has been persuaded to retain 12 and fight for SB 12!

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.01.09 15:00:19 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 29) : :mrgreen: :oops:

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.01.09 15:00:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 7) : Brits is not fit to tie Bismarcks boot laces! Bismarck will have him as a starter!

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.01.09 15:02:24 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 31) :

    Both pieces were published today. :?:

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.01.09 15:02:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 30) :

    Whose Megan Fox?? :roll: :wink:

    Ask me about the guy actors… :wink: Next question…

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.01.09 15:02:52 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 30) :

    I know the answer to that one gimme a sec

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.01.09 15:02:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 30) : “We will all laugh at gilded butterflies.” :roll:

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.01.09 15:04:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : oops sorry. found a pick on google. :smile:

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.01.09 15:04:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 30) :

    Here are some info about Megan Fox tattoos
    - “There once was a little girl who never knew love until a boy broke her HEART.” (left section of torso)
    - “We will all laugh at gilded butterflies.” (back, near right shoulder)
    - Marilyn Monroe portrait (right forearm)
    - Star and crescent moon (inner right leg above ankle)
    - “Brian” English lettering. (name of her boyfriend)

    http://www.meganfoxbio.com/megan-fox-tattoos.html

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.01.09 15:05:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • She also has one on her left side:

    “There once was a little girl who never knew love until a boy broke her HEART.”
    :roll:

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.01.09 15:05:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : Oh okai, then I am worried all over again! I thought the one was taken from the tv interview sometime back on Sharkbite I think it was! Oh sorry I read the post properly now I see :oops:

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.01.09 15:06:11 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 39) : Having the name of your boyfriend/girlfriend as a tattoo is a very bad idea.

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.01.09 15:08:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • ….De Wet Ras, former Springbok and Free State flyhalf….
    Also a former Natal flyhalf in the early 80′s

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.01.09 15:14:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 35) :

    No wonder I dont know her – she is a mojor Oscar winning actress.. :roll: :twisted:

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.01.09 15:17:19 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 42) :

    I was just about to say the same!

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.01.09 15:19:03 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 44) : Check out transformers if you haven’t already. very entertaining flick. seen it twice.

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.01.09 15:19:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 35) : Sorry missed that post… :oops:

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.01.09 15:20:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 43) :

    What about him? My Gran babysat him back in the days….

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.01.09 15:20:06 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 46) :

    That sounds way sci-fi??? i am a realist (?) :wink:

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.01.09 15:21:41 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 49) : It’s very realistic. Robots from another planet come to earth to save us humans. :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.01.09 15:23:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 49) : It’s probably more of a kids movie, but enjoyable for adults too. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.01.09 15:24:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 49) : Have you seen ‘P.S. I love you’? I cried from start to finish. :oops:

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.01.09 15:25:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 48) : What colour pajamas did he wear? :wink:

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.01.09 15:25:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 53) :

    The stripe ones that has the buttons at the back – those flenny (?) ones.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 13.01.09 15:28:40 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 48) :
    Nothing really, just mentioning that he also played rugby for Natal and not only for the Boks and OFS as stated.

    They only had stripped pajamas with draw strings in those days.

  • Comment 55, posted at 13.01.09 15:32:03 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I saw De Wet Ras miss a sitter of a kick at Newlands once. Costed Free State the game. :cool:

  • Comment 56, posted at 13.01.09 15:35:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 52) : that was way too sad. Can’t say I really enjoyed it.

  • Comment 57, posted at 13.01.09 15:59:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 56) : I saw him carry the Boks to victory over the ABs in Durban in 1976, after Gerald Bosch had to leave the field with flu. Kanoenvoet!

  • Comment 58, posted at 13.01.09 15:59:17 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : agree. was supposed to be bitter-sweet. bloody tragic..

  • Comment 59, posted at 13.01.09 16:01:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 58) : I was born the following year ;)

  • Comment 60, posted at 13.01.09 16:01:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 59) : I’m weird with movies… completely over anything even vaguely romantic (although I did enjoy August Rush tremendously)

    I am a sucker for tragic drama these days.

  • Comment 61, posted at 13.01.09 16:02:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 58) : cool :cool:

  • Comment 62, posted at 13.01.09 16:03:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : Yer so young! Was a good tour in 1976, only Natal player in the mix was Piston van Wyk (came to Natal in 1975) until he got his nose broken (rather smashed – typical hooker came out of a scrum swinging, I think he got a knee in the nose) and had to have surgery. My dad gave him the anesthetic.

  • Comment 63, posted at 13.01.09 16:07:31 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 61) : I love a good drama. Band of brothers mini series also had me in tears at regular intervals.

  • Comment 64, posted at 13.01.09 16:08:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 58) :

    De Wet Ras has the same kicking style as me. We can drop kick a ball so far because we just drop the ball and lean forward.

    When we lean forward we have to swing our back leg through at such a moer of a speed before our stomach pulls us over that when we connect with the ball it travels a MOER of a distance.

  • Comment 65, posted at 13.01.09 16:09:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 64) :

    DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you a guy? Band of brothers had you in tears?????????????????

  • Comment 66, posted at 13.01.09 16:10:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 66) : there’s nothing wrong with crying when sad things happen on TV or in a movie…

  • Comment 67, posted at 13.01.09 16:15:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 66) : War movies make me cry. Especially true stories. Watched a documentary on Discovery about some marine platoon (or whatever they’re called). To many innocent young men/boys dying gets to me.

  • Comment 68, posted at 13.01.09 16:16:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • Figuratively crying. On the inside. :wink:

  • Comment 69, posted at 13.01.09 16:17:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 67) :
    ..or in extra time of a Super 14 final…

  • Comment 70, posted at 13.01.09 16:18:10 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 66) : But it was a brilliant series. Loved those interviews with the real toppies. :cool:

  • Comment 71, posted at 13.01.09 16:18:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 67) :

    I agree, And i do it rather often, but band of brothers is a War movie with no love interests as far as i can recall.

  • Comment 72, posted at 13.01.09 16:19:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 70) :

    :lol:

    @McLovin (Comment 71) : That just made it so AWESOME. The toippies were excellent the show was AWESOME.

  • Comment 73, posted at 13.01.09 16:21:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 65) : De Wet Ras was young in 1976, and didn’t have the tummy. He could still kick the ball a country mile (as they say in America). You’re going to have to come up with something better to justify your boep!

  • Comment 74, posted at 13.01.09 16:24:23 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 74) :

    Okay I have a few Justifications. :grin:

    My Tank has to park under a lean-to.
    It is a gas tank for my sex machine.
    If i sit down and have dinne in front of the TV i don’t need a TV table.

  • Comment 75, posted at 13.01.09 16:26:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 75) : You have a shelf to place your beer can on.

  • Comment 76, posted at 13.01.09 16:29:20 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 63) : I also think the loose trio for the Boks in 1976 was one of the best to ever play international rugby. Boland Coetzee, Jan Ellis and Morne du Plessis. Bloody fantastic they were. Tommy Bedford also played with Jan and Boland before Morne and was ending his career in Durban around then.

  • Comment 77, posted at 13.01.09 16:32:22 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) :

    Who is your bench?

  • Comment 78, posted at 13.01.09 16:32:59 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 78) :

    Sharks bench I mean… 9, 10, Murray?

  • Comment 79, posted at 13.01.09 16:36:03 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 76) :

    Not YET. :oops: And (un)fortunately it is getting smaller by the week. :cool:

  • Comment 80, posted at 13.01.09 16:36:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 78) :

    my Match 22

    15. Stefan
    14. JPP
    13. Adi
    12. Steyn
    11. Ndungane
    10. Ruan
    9. Kockott
    8. Kankowski
    7. Daniel
    6. Botes
    5. Muller
    4. Sykes (Problem)
    3. John
    2. Bismarck
    1. Beast

    Subs

    16. Jannie Dup
    17. Carstens
    18. Deysel
    19. lock forward??? (problem)
    20. Murray
    21. Olivier
    22. A. N. Other

  • Comment 81, posted at 13.01.09 16:43:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 81) : Albert will cover the bench as a lock quite effectively again this season. Swanepoel should make the bench. Right now I am not sure Olivier should even be on the bench, rather either carry another forward or a scrumhalf. Also, Deysel will start at 7 with Keegan on the bench. Also, switch Ndungane and JPP, JPP always plays 11 for the Sharks with Odwa at 14.

  • Comment 82, posted at 13.01.09 16:53:10 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 82) :

    Albert is out for the first few rounds though :sad:

    I have gone with Deysel on the bench to give options becasue of the lack of a backup lock

  • Comment 83, posted at 13.01.09 17:00:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 82) :

    oops i got the wings the wrong way around. I am with wings like Hmmm is with props. :wink:

    Swanepoel is a good choice as the other back

  • Comment 84, posted at 13.01.09 17:01:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 81) : what’s wrong with Sykes? And could Albert be your 18 when fit? A.N Other must be either McLeod or Jordaan

  • Comment 85, posted at 13.01.09 17:01:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • All these dudes talking about crying :???:
    im outta here

    haha in a months time ill be able to chill all day on this sharksworld place on the internet machine.

  • Comment 86, posted at 13.01.09 17:02:52 by PJLD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 85) :

    Oops Sorry the (problem) next to sykes should not be there that was before i added him. :oops:

    Yes Albert WILL be there when fit. This is my team for the Stormers game.

    Then i would put Swanepoel in for Olivier and Jordaan in for A.N. Other

  • Comment 87, posted at 13.01.09 17:06:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 86) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 88, posted at 13.01.09 17:07:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 86) : so you accepted?

  • Comment 89, posted at 13.01.09 17:30:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 83) : Deysel does not need to be on the bench to cover lock. Problem is with both Keegan and Botes, the back row is far too light, we need a big ball carrying 7 like Deysel in the game. That way, if we need lock cover, Keegan could come on at 7 and Deysel move to lock.

    Actually, if I had to replace Deysel for part of a game, I would actually consider Keegan at 8 and Kanko at 7. Just think Kanko has a little more bulk than Keegan, and Keegan certainly showed how effective he can be at 8 in last year’s Currie Cup.

  • Comment 90, posted at 14.01.09 01:35:33 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 7) :

    Wing/Battleship – NO CONTEST

    Giraffe/Muller – MULLER

    ScHULK/Wolla – TOO CLOSE TO CALL :oops:

    Ricki/Rory – ROCKET

    Pienaar/Grant – ASK PDV…

    Head&Shoulders/De Villiers – Will be close…but JDV…

    Conan/Terblanche – Will go with CONRAD but watch Oom Stef…

  • Comment 91, posted at 14.01.09 08:56:35 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @blckshrk – PROTEAS (Comment 91) :

    ROCKET???

    He wasn’t even your first choice until PDV decided to move Ruan to Bok pivot. :roll:

  • Comment 92, posted at 14.01.09 09:27:13 by wpw Reply
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  • Head&Shoulders

    :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 93, posted at 14.01.09 09:28:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 93) : Dandruff :roll: :mrgreen: :roll:

  • Comment 94, posted at 14.01.09 09:45:34 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 94) :

    Timotei :wink:

  • Comment 95, posted at 14.01.09 09:49:08 by wpw Reply
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  • Oh and before I forget, Happy Birfday Me2!!!

    :grin:

  • Comment 96, posted at 14.01.09 09:51:38 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 96) :

    Hey I missed that.

    Hey Me2. Hope you have a great day.

  • Comment 97, posted at 14.01.09 10:04:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 90) : apart from anything else, Wolla’s not really tall enough to cover lock

  • Comment 98, posted at 14.01.09 10:05:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 92) :

    And your point is ? :roll:

    The reason he wasn’t the first choice is : Ruan was better than him but that doesn’t make him a second grade player. He would be the first choice in many teams… :smile:

  • Comment 99, posted at 14.01.09 14:29:43 by blckshrk - PROTEAS Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 98) : Rob, both Kanko and Keegan have proven very effective in the lineouts. Keegan is particularly impressive due to his limited height. Kanko was even impressive stealing opposition ball, and is very solid securing own ball. With these two on the field, height in the second row is less important. We could use Wolla and his bulk in the second row in the scrums, and not lose much in the lineouts with Kanko and Keegan. Of course this is all until Albert comes back. What about Hargreaves? Surely he should be able to step up to a Super 14 bench by now?

  • Comment 100, posted at 14.01.09 19:48:48 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 92) : All depends which Rikki shows up. Rikki like he played against England will be a handful for any team. If three step, slow release Rikki shows up, the Stormers backline will never get going.

  • Comment 101, posted at 14.01.09 19:51:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 100) : hargreaves will be up to the task, I’m sure of it

  • Comment 102, posted at 14.01.09 20:06:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 102) : Well then, what is everyone bitchin’ about???? :grin: My biggest issue was with KSA wanting to start Keegan instead of Deysel, surely Deysel has earned the 7 jersey now. Surprisingly, I think Keegan did better at 8 than he ever did starting on the side, he was an excellent stand in for Kanko, and should be able to fill in when Kanko needs a break.

  • Comment 103, posted at 14.01.09 20:14:30 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 103) : agree with you. Keegan coming on for either Botes or Kanko will work wonders. I agree he NEEDS to operate at 8 because that’s where his gamebreaking abilities will be best exploited. I’d even move Kanko to 7 and Wolla to 6 to have Keegan at 8 in the last 20.

    As for the second row, I’m sure Hargs and (hopefully) Joe Snyman are ready to make the step up this season.

  • Comment 104, posted at 14.01.09 20:19:26 by robdylan Reply
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