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Sharks keen to secure Steyn


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 16 Mar 2009 at 06:26
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The Sharks are hoping to renew the contracts of Frans Steyn, as well as Du Plessis brothers Jannie and Bismarck – as soon as possible after the Super 14.

It was reported last week that Steyn had already signed for French club Racing Metro. However, he has not yet committed, in spite of a big offer being on the table.

De Jongh Borchardt writes in Rapport that the French club is prepared to release Steyn should he be picked for South Africa, but Steyn is weighing up how French tax legislation will influence his income.

It has also come to light that a number of European clubs are chasing the signatures of the Du Plessis brothers, even if they do not want to leave Durban. They recently bought a house there.

All three players’ contracts expire at the end of the year, but they have been offered extensions.

While no cut-off date has been set, the Sharks are hoping to tie up the deals shortly after the Super14.

The Sharks’ offer to Steyn is a very good one by South African standards.

Coach John Plumtree’s willingness to pick Steyn in one position and the Sharks’ good performances in the Super 14 can count in their favour when he makes a decision.

It is believed that Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has also agreed not to move Steyn around too much.

Steyn has said he does not mind competing with Stormers captain Jean de Villiers for South Africa’s No 12 jersey.



57 Comments

  • Lure Jacque Fourie to Durban and let Steyn go to Europe for a year or two.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.03.09 06:27:32 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : agree

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.03.09 09:30:58 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : @JarsonX (Comment 2) : Steyn has been improving this Super 14 and he has one KAK game in an unfimiliar position and you want to let him go again :?: :evil:

    BTW the WHOLE team played KAK on Saturday, must they all sign in Europe?

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.03.09 09:33:52 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Leave Jacque Fourie alone;-), although I have to agree, he is wasted at the Lions, as for Steyn, not sure why the Sharks would want to secure him, he was dismal against the Reds. Andre apolagies for not getting hold of you at the sevens, but I left your no on my desk after having printed it out and did not return to AD until Monday.

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.03.09 09:34:48 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : it can only do him good, frans has his moments of brilliance but how many times doesnt he screw up badly. I dont want anyone to leave the sharks, but sometimes its for the best

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.03.09 09:47:03 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) :

    Thank you !

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.03.09 09:51:16 by blackshark Reply

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  • Crisis. He was so bad on Saturday. What are the options gents. Steyn at 10 isn’t one of them! Kockott/Jacobs at 10??? To lose 2 in a row is not a great tour.

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.03.09 09:56:14 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 7) :
    Kockott / Jacobs at 10 ?

    And then play who at 9/ 13 ?

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.03.09 09:58:14 by blackshark Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 5) : They seldom come back to SA once they get used to the big bucks.

    I must be one of Steyns biggest critics and I cringed when Ruan went of cause he’s no no 10 , BUT Rory gave shit service to Steyn, the forwards didn’t set up any decent ball and now all of a sudden he must F*&k off to europe again. I am actually starting to feel sorry for Frans cause now suddenly he’s the cause for the whole Sharks team playing shit rugby on Saturday.

    Come on give the oke a break ( Did I just say that :?: )

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.03.09 09:59:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 8) : Where is Murray? Someone is being flown out to cover. Who is that someone? Cronje at 9? No? I don’t know these reserves much so not sure who I would prefer to play.

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.03.09 10:00:34 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) : He is not a 10. He came on for SA as flyhalf against All Blacks in Durban 2 years ago and was dismal. He played flyhalf for Barbarians last year and was embarrassing. He was bad again. Leave him at 12. That’s fine. But who else do the Sharks play at 10??? At least Kockott can read a game, kick and distribute. We’ve seen with Pienaar and a Matt Giteau that 9 playing 10 isn’t a bad idea. Better than a 6 foot 3 flyhalf who takes 56 seconds to get ball from hand to boot to kick (when he catches it).

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.03.09 10:04:00 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 10) :
    Waylon had a knee operation…

    We really don’t need more changes in the midfield…especially going against the organised Force midfield… marshalled by Giteau.

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.03.09 10:05:30 by blackshark Reply

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  • I think this is a good time to fly Brad Baritt to RSA to join the team when they return. :smile:

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.03.09 10:06:54 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 12) : Well then leave Steyn at 12. Sucks for Waylon.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.03.09 10:07:46 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 13) : I was about to say the same thing. Mr Price, please take out your cheque book, fly over to Europe, have some coffee with Brad and offer him millions to return. We will keep winning, you will keep selling Sharks rugby jerseys and everyone is happy.

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.03.09 10:08:51 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 11) : I fully agree Steyn is not a Flyhalf and this has been my biggest fear that Ruan gets injured , cause as far as I’m concernd there is no flyhalf backup for the Sharks.

    BUT that doesn’t mean that he’s now useless and must go overseas because he is still a great 12.

    I don’t really know who should play 10 this Saturday(against Gitau nogal) maybe give a youngster a chance. I really don’t know what Plum can do. 90% chance of steyn at 10 this weekend…I hope he has a cracker.

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.03.09 10:10:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) : yip :lol:
    amazing how some players are always blamed. :lol:

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.03.09 10:10:52 by rekinek Reply
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  • I think we all just need to calm down…

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.03.09 10:11:43 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 18) : No I won’t not untill KSA if back and defends his statement in comment 1 :evil:

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.03.09 10:13:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 19) : I think he’s saying he thinks Mossie would add more value than Steyn…

    What do you think?

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.03.09 10:15:54 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 20) : They can both add value, why Mossie at the expence of Steyn. Why not have both.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.03.09 10:17:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 16) : I never said he should leave. That would be stupid. He is a good 12. He could play Springboks at 12. He won a World Cup at 12. Just leave him at 12.

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.03.09 10:17:51 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 22) : Sorry that anger wasn’t meant for you ,just stating a point. Anger is vented at the first 2 comments

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.03.09 10:21:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) : I think after his performance on Saturday, France have revoked their offer anyway so he won’t be going anywhere. :lol:

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.03.09 10:25:14 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 11) : the way i feel about rory right now – i would send him home with ruan :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.03.09 10:29:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 24) : just remember that they wanted hims after BB game :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.03.09 10:30:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 25) : Did I miss something on Saturday. Sure Kockott wasnt at his best but he wasn’t close to the level of shockingness that Steyn and Jacobs showed. Yes he gave Steyn a couple of bad balls but the one Steyn dropped in the dead ball area was chest high. He missed it and it bounced off his chest. PERFECTLY PASSED! What’s the issue?

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.03.09 10:50:00 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 27) : The bottom line is that NONE of the Sharks played well, some where just worse than others.

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.03.09 10:55:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) : It was soooooo sad to watch. Hope that’s the one bad game out their system, bring them down to earth and remain focused. John Smit, step up and help Johan out a bit. Motivation was lacking from every player on the field.

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.03.09 11:03:09 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 27) : on a very serious note – I have not been happy with rory this season and I know that everybody else says differently (so must be sth wrong with me :roll: he plays too much of an individual game and keeps the ball amongst forwards too often for my liking.
    i thought that once pienaar threat’s gone he will be more of a team player but then agains I guess fighting for SB spot.
    saturday got too much :roll:

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.03.09 11:05:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 27) : and yes – Fransie and Adi did their bit :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.03.09 11:06:16 by rekinek Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 29) : Funny thing is that I bought a new Sharks Jersey on Saturday morning and wore it during the game…..last time I bought a new jersey was the day of the Super 14 final 2007 and they lost….and before the game I convinced myself that it was just a fluke….well at least my new jersey now has the loss under the belt and it’s not a semi-final or a final. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.03.09 11:08:18 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 32) : ha – so it’s your fault :mrgreen: and I thought it was me not watching the game (last times I did not watch was CC against Cheetahs and before that Bulls).

    I did watch recorded – before u accuse of stirring without watching :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.03.09 11:18:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 32) : I thought that the Sharks would have played in their white strip seeing that it was a away game… :roll:

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.03.09 11:23:55 by Charlie Reply

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  • maybe I wasn’t watching closely enough, but what did Adi do that was so bad? I thought he was one of the (slightly) better players?

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.03.09 11:27:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • :neutral: I might just be classed as being biased :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.03.09 11:30:58 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : I also didn’t he was much worse that the average of the team

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.03.09 11:33:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 34) : yeah – me too.

    Dammit, but the black strip looks DYNAMITE, though.

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.03.09 11:34:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : Ja, but the playing was…say no more :neutral: :roll: :neutral:

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.03.09 11:38:31 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : @Pokkel (Comment 37) : :neutral: I might just be classed as being biased :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.03.09 11:39:32 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 40) :

    Surely not…

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.03.09 12:20:08 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 41) : :twisted:

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.03.09 12:34:19 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) :

    Rob – I think because Adi has stepped up his game so incredibly in the past year – to see him play like he did (even if it was betterish than others) on Saturday is not what we are used to…as the say – the highest trees.. :wink:

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.03.09 14:12:52 by Ice (B.A Fisherman) Reply
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  • @Ice (B.A Fisherman) (Comment 43) :

    Or are you trying to score points with Mr Unbias himself?? :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.03.09 14:13:28 by Ice (B.A Fisherman) Reply
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  • @Ice (B.A Fisherman) (Comment 43) : ah yes… ok

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.03.09 14:19:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • at the end of the day – the team lost, not that we can blame just one or two guys :???:

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.03.09 14:23:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 46) : Agree :wink: Let’s get over it and prepare to silence the Force… :twisted: (NO ARROGANCE – WPW !!!)

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.03.09 14:34:26 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Ice (B.A Fisherman) (Comment 43) : @robdylan (Comment 45) : As they say in Afrikaans…Gewoonte is ‘n slegte ding… :sad:

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.03.09 14:35:21 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 47) : YEAH – from my side I think I have enough of post – mortem. still hurting though and will be until THE NEXT WIN :wink:

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.03.09 14:40:04 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 49) : it was a BIG let-down

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.03.09 14:44:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : His Defence was average. Jeez our entire midfield looked so vulnerable on defence. Did Swannie touch the ball?

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.03.09 14:55:16 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : would be easier to swallow if it was against a team higher on the log.
    funnily enough – have u heard Jake White on Boots & All last Thursday -he was probably one of the very few who was saying that the Sharks will struggle against the Reds.

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.03.09 14:57:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 52) : Ja, but White are actually supporting the Oz teams now, so no surprise… :roll:

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.03.09 15:10:11 by Charlie Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 51) : Swannie was superb on defence and did a lot of “clearing”…

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.03.09 15:10:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : I guess I didn’t see it with my head hidden in my hands…

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.03.09 15:12:12 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 53) : forgotten about that :lol:
    anycase that one came off :???:

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.03.09 15:16:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 56) : :wink:

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