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Jacobs out?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 28 Apr 2009 at 07:58
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The Sharks could be without Springbok centre Adrian Jacobs for Saturday’s Super 14 clash against the Highlanders.

Jacobs injured his shoulder against the Crusaders 10 days ago and will go for a scan on Monday.

Surprisingly, his place was not taken by Springbok Waylon Murray at Sunday’s training session, but by Andries Strauss.

Louis De Villiers of Sport 24 reports that Strauss is usually an inside centre, but Frans Steyn will wear the No 12 jersey again after a fit Ruan Pienaar came through training at flyhalf.

The Highlanders don’t appear to be tough opponents – their defeat to the Stormers effectively ended their Super 14 campaign – but have the ability to pull off a shock result.

Only the Waratahs and Blues have been able to score big wins over the Highlanders this year, while they earned bonus points against the Hurricanes and Chiefs. The Bulls and Crusaders have lost to them.

Even so, it offers the Sharks a good opportunity of getting their Super 14 campaign back on track after their two defeats prior to the weekend’s bye.

With the Waratahs and Bulls next up, a defeat to the Highlanders can scupper any hopes the Sharks have of a home semi-final.

Former Sharks coach Ian McIntosh said on Monday that he saw similar traits in the current side to the one that achieved so much glory under his mentorship in the 1990s.

“They let it slip a bit in those last two games, but it’s understandable and I have little doubt they’ll be back on track very soon,” said McIntosh.

“I see the core of an outstanding and very competitive side. I am confident they will go from strength to strength for a few years still.”



97 Comments

  • :sad: :sad: :sad:
    Training on a Sunday :?:

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.04.09 08:03:41 by Charlie Reply
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  • I would have thought, if Murray wasn’t ready that they would go with Swanepoel.

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.04.09 08:08:22 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : me too. Andries is a great guy, but too slow for outside centre at Super 14 level

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.04.09 08:13:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 1) :

    What news do you have, how is your shoulder?

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.04.09 08:14:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Carthorse :?: :twisted: :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.04.09 08:15:19 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    @Charlie (Comment 5) :

    Bring back Trevor Halstead!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.04.09 08:16:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : Sore, feel tired, need a defenite rest, I mean 10 Super 14 matches on the trot a bit harsh on the body :wink:

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.04.09 08:16:49 by Charlie Reply

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  • Good morning all.
    Strauss is definitely the right choice. He is a bit slow but that beats Murray’s a bit useless (or out of match practice I suppose). But it’s his defensive organisation that make the decision right – he’s forever marshalling the backs (on attack too) and a bit more structure is exactly what they need.
    And while Jacobs’s straight running on attack is top-class, his ‘perhaps I’ll try and hold the chap until someone else makes a proper tackle’ attitude towards defence severely weakens our backline.
    How long is Barritt’s contract in the UK?

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.04.09 08:22:55 by Flashman Reply

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  • I think this break might be good for Adi.

    He has been playing non stop since last season hasn’t he?? :roll:

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.04.09 08:32:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 9) : Ja my broe, kannie oekie soe angaan nie :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.04.09 08:34:44 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 9) :

    Is it Broken? :shock: I thought it was just injured.

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.04.09 08:35:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : EINA !!! :shock:

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.04.09 08:38:47 by Charlie Reply

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  • HelOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :grin: :grin:

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.04.09 08:40:25 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • Helloooo Tannie!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.04.09 08:48:38 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : Jy soek wee vroeg oggend vi Kakka :evil:

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.04.09 08:52:39 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 13) :
    Hullo daar! :lol:

    I can confirm from an undisclosed Sauce that Adi will not be playing on Saturday.

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.04.09 08:53:25 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 16) : Tamato or Worcestor Sause :?: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.04.09 08:56:30 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 17) :
    Mrs Balls Blatjang. :cool:

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.04.09 08:58:48 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 18) : Nogal chutney, my favourite :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.04.09 09:01:06 by Charlie Reply

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  • hallo Vissie et al!!

    @Charlie (Comment 15) :

    Ek het lekker gerus! So ek’s reg vir Wes…nie dat hy nou eintli ‘n moerske challenge is nie…walkover actually.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.04.09 09:03:33 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 20) :

    Watte?? :shock:

    Stiek uit jou bang ding!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.04.09 09:37:19 by wpw Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 20) : Soe Ice, j dink Wes is eintlik ‘n rollover :?: :shock: :twisted:

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.04.09 09:38:11 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 21) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.04.09 09:38:42 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 22) :

    Judging by the pics and his eating habits…yes… :wink: :twisted:

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.04.09 09:48:22 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • Only a matter of time with Plumtree ‘zero man management skills’ at the helm…

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.04.09 09:50:22 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Morning all!

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.04.09 10:49:48 by Rahul Reply

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  • So I must ask again… What was the point of playing Waylon for one game?

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.04.09 10:59:30 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 27) : to make sure that we are not missing anything :?: hehe

    morning morning :razz:

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.04.09 11:01:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 26) :

    Howzit boet??

    Congrats to your team cheating their way to victory against Spurs!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.04.09 11:04:17 by wpw Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 27) :

    Dunno, :sad: But a very valid question.

    Unless he will play on Saturday anyway but off the bench. match fitness could be a concern.

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.04.09 11:05:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 29) : and the winner is…. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.04.09 11:19:17 by Rahul Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 28) : :lol:

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.04.09 11:21:05 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 27) : sounds like he’s injured again… according to Keo anyway

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.04.09 11:30:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 31) :

    shurrup!!! :???: :twisted:

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.04.09 11:30:29 by wpw Reply
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  • Not good – Adi’s runs were going to come in handy against the Landers…especially since we need that try BP from this match.

    Ag, I guess we’ll just have to score 4 turnover tries…

    Sharks forever!

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.04.09 11:35:21 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : “a slight knock” last I heard, but why was he playing against Crusaders when Pienaar is is fit for the next game anyway? Too many centers and not enough scrummies and no.10′s!

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.04.09 11:37:16 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 36) :
    How about signing Andre Pretorius?? :twisted:

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.04.09 11:38:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 37) :

    Why? Are the Sharks launching a Golden Oldies side?

    I thought Rassie had the market on old players cornered? :razz:

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.04.09 11:41:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) :

    Not too long ago you guys contracted guys like Tony Brown, Percy, so moenie vir jou windgat hou nie. :twisted:

  • Comment 39, posted at 28.04.09 11:43:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 37) : PFA team as chosen by the players….. with player of the year Ryan Giggs!!!!

    Edwin Van Der Sar – Manchester United
    Glen Johnson – Portsmouth
    Patrice Evra – Manchester United
    Rio Ferdinand – Manchester United
    Nemanja Vidic – Manchester United
    Ashley Young – Aston Villa
    Steven Gerrard – Liverpool
    Ryan Giggs – Manchester United
    Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United
    Nicolas Anelka – Chelsea
    Fernando Torres – Liverpool

  • Comment 40, posted at 28.04.09 11:45:06 by Rahul Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 39) :

    Hehehehehe, BUT we contracted them when they were mature and could still play rugby, NOT when they were old and couldn’t play Rugby anymore.

    WP seem intent on buying Sharks cast-offs
    Percy
    AJ
    Brown
    Bobo
    etc.
    :oops:

  • Comment 41, posted at 28.04.09 11:50:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 39) : yes – but when we had them they were younger :mrgreen:
    rassie waited few years and then bang :!:

  • Comment 42, posted at 28.04.09 11:51:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : :oops:

    you were first

    BTW – Bobo not such a bad buy as it appears.

  • Comment 43, posted at 28.04.09 11:53:25 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : How about luring Butch back to KZA?

  • Comment 44, posted at 28.04.09 11:54:31 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 44) : Kazakhstan? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 28.04.09 11:57:29 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 44) : you mean – if he is still able after his injury

  • Comment 46, posted at 28.04.09 11:58:07 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 44) :

    KZA? :lol:

    Butch turns 30 in a couple weeks time. he has just been ruled out of rugby for 9 months.

    He is getting on a bit and he won’t be able to play S14 before 2011 again. He would have been good for this season but after that I’m afraid he is done.

    I suspect Rassie may be busy negotiating with him as we speak. :roll:

  • Comment 47, posted at 28.04.09 11:58:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 45) : :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 28.04.09 11:58:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 28.04.09 11:59:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 45) : KZN :oops: :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 28.04.09 12:00:01 by Rahul Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Didnt know he was injured…. ok next plan!

  • Comment 51, posted at 28.04.09 12:01:25 by Rahul Reply

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  • Who is the current french fly half :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 28.04.09 12:01:50 by Rahul Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) :

    Full Name Andrew David
    Nick Name Butch
    Surname James
    Birth Date 8 January 1979

    Sorry he turned 30 in January already.

  • Comment 53, posted at 28.04.09 12:02:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 52) :

    We have what we need, he is just sitting in CT.

    Peter Grant must get his arse to Durban.

  • Comment 55, posted at 28.04.09 12:05:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 52) :

    Or better still…let’s get Freddie back…he was looking pretty decent towards the end of his stay in KZA :twisted: …we taught him well…

  • Comment 56, posted at 28.04.09 12:07:18 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 54) : How did I miss that? :oops:

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) : Im not convinced… I’ll need to see him playing again :neutral:

  • Comment 57, posted at 28.04.09 12:09:28 by Rahul Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) : :shock:
    you seem to be hanged on this “destiny thing” :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 28.04.09 12:11:39 by rekinek Reply
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  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 56) : y’all full of [email protected] today…. Long weekends must come to an end! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 28.04.09 12:14:34 by Rahul Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 58) :

    And I think once he plays in a decent side he will shape up as one of the top flyhalves in the country.

    @Rahul (Comment 57) : I just hope you see him playing behind a decent pack.

  • Comment 60, posted at 28.04.09 12:17:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 59) : almost can’t imagine how I will be able to get through 5 day working week :mrgreen:

  • Comment 61, posted at 28.04.09 12:17:57 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 60) : i get the feeling that with Butch out he will have a go at Springboks (even if it is as a replacement) so we should see him behind decent pack.

  • Comment 62, posted at 28.04.09 12:21:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) : another question –
    where do you propose to stick ruan should we get grant ?
    back at 9 ?

  • Comment 63, posted at 28.04.09 12:25:39 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Flashman (Comment 8) :

    Craig Lewis: Would you ever consider making a return to South Africa or the Sharks?

    Brad Barritt: Yeah of course I would never rule it out, I do have two more years left on my current contract and I’m really enjoying the opportunity this side so I haven’t thought about it too much.

  • Comment 64, posted at 28.04.09 12:28:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 63) :

    Grant will be the backup flyhalf. Ruan will stay my 1st choice half.

  • Comment 65, posted at 28.04.09 12:30:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 61) :

    I am glad Iam “easing” back into work mode with a 3 day week…would not have been able to cope with a fiver after my two weeks in KZA.. :lol:

  • Comment 66, posted at 28.04.09 12:35:04 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 40) :

    I saw that dude!

    Giggs as Player of the Year is a joke.

    More sentiment than actual quality of performance. :???:

  • Comment 67, posted at 28.04.09 12:37:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 66) : did you enjoy Kazachstan :?: :mrgreen:

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 65) : it would be good for sharks – considering lack of FL backup but not too great for grant. It would seriously limit his game time and thus Bok chances I would imagine.

  • Comment 68, posted at 28.04.09 12:40:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 66) : Hey I’ce…how’s the tan?

    @wpw (Comment 67) :
    Has he ever won the award previously?

  • Comment 69, posted at 28.04.09 12:42:18 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) :

    I don’t think Jean De Villiers will appreciate you discussing Peter’s arse!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 28.04.09 12:42:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 69) :

    Nope!

    He won the Young PFA Award twice – 1992 and 1993 :roll:

  • Comment 71, posted at 28.04.09 12:43:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 68) :

    What a question!!?? Sunny golden beaches, blue skies, big waters and the best bunny chow eva!! :wink: (oh and some good wine to help with the hot food).. :wink:

  • Comment 72, posted at 28.04.09 12:44:59 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 65) :

    Yep- I would only take Grant for the bench…

    @rekinek (Comment 68) :

    I think coming off the bench for us would increase his chances…compared to the action he is getting with the stripes…plus he would get a chance to start should Rory or Ruan pick up a knock…

  • Comment 73, posted at 28.04.09 12:46:24 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 71) :
    I suppose they wanted to give him one before he died… :roll: I mean really…what a shocker…

  • Comment 74, posted at 28.04.09 12:47:56 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 69) :

    I did real good in that department!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 75, posted at 28.04.09 12:48:30 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 70) :

    And a WP supporter comes up with that gem. :roll: And they wonder why Stan called them “kussing byters” :roll: :razz:

  • Comment 76, posted at 28.04.09 12:52:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 72) : :razz:

    @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 73) : i don’t agree. Look at guys like fourie or juan smith – they shine even though their sides are worse than stormers (somehow it is unfortunately possible).

    the stripes are just proving how versatile he is :wink:

  • Comment 77, posted at 28.04.09 12:56:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 74) :

    It’s like David Beckham getting 100 caps for England.

    Totally undeserved! :roll:

  • Comment 78, posted at 28.04.09 13:00:53 by wpw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 77) :

    Playing at flank or centre with jokers around you is terrible…but playing at flyhalf with no pack is torture… :lol:

  • Comment 79, posted at 28.04.09 13:35:12 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 78) : It was voted by the players…. uness they making a mockery of the system they must think he is the best in England this year

  • Comment 80, posted at 28.04.09 14:38:06 by Rahul Reply

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  • Unless :oops: go on, have fun with that one too…

  • Comment 81, posted at 28.04.09 14:38:50 by Rahul Reply

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  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 79) : i wouldn’t know such details.

    but what about giteau – force (like any aussies side :mrgreen: ) not such strong upfront and he is coming right.

  • Comment 82, posted at 28.04.09 14:46:34 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 78) : Direct quote from the web

    “The only surprise about Ryan Giggs being named PFA Player’s Player of the Year in April 2009 was that it had taken so long for him to win the prestigious award.”

  • Comment 83, posted at 28.04.09 15:17:41 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 1) : maybe they were doing overtime :mrgreen:

  • Comment 84, posted at 28.04.09 15:23:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 83) :

    Is that from Man Utd’s website?? :twisted:

  • Comment 85, posted at 28.04.09 15:26:19 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 85) : good guess!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 86, posted at 28.04.09 15:28:24 by Rahul Reply

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  • On the converse, Plumtree adds that, “Unfortunately, Waylon Murray is still struggling, he’s operating at about 85%, change of direction is an issue for him. Hopefully he’ll play some role in the Sharks XV game on the weekend.

    “Adi Jacobs underwent a scan but we don’t know the outcome yet, it could be one week, it could be three months, hopefully it will be earlier, not later.”

    Losing the pair obviously has an impact on team dynamics, especially Jacobs who has been in outstanding form all season and an integral part of the backline. “We’re trying to get some form of continuity going in our backline, so if Ruan makes it, it will be great for that, with Frans [Steyn] and Swannie [Riaan Swanepoel] or Andries [Strauss] in the midfield. Certainly if Ruan drops out we’ll be a playmaker or two short; hopefully he will make it.”

  • Comment 87, posted at 29.04.09 09:29:42 by Charlie Reply

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  • very mixed reports about ruan – if adi is out (what it looks like) the backline will be in bit of a trouble. i see completely inexperiednced midfield – brrrrr :roll:

  • Comment 88, posted at 29.04.09 17:46:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 87) : so Waylon can only run straight now? Where’s the problem? :-)

  • Comment 89, posted at 29.04.09 19:55:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 88) : :neutral:

  • Comment 90, posted at 30.04.09 08:02:00 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 89) : :twisted:

  • Comment 91, posted at 30.04.09 08:02:16 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 89) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 92, posted at 30.04.09 08:22:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 88) :

    No Fear. Ruan is in the Starting XV at flyhalf.

    Rob are you writing a piece or can I post the team?

  • Comment 93, posted at 30.04.09 08:28:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 93) :

    And Strauss is NOT at 13. :wink:

  • Comment 94, posted at 30.04.09 08:30:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Sharks
    15. Stefan Terblanche
    14. Odwa Ndungane
    13. Riaan Swanepoel
    12. Francois Steyn
    11. JP Pietersen
    10. Ruan Pienaar
    9. Rory Kockott
    8. Ryan Kankowski
    7. Jean Deysel
    6. Jacques Botes
    5. Johann Muller (Captain) / Albert van den Berg
    4. Steven Sykes
    3. John Smit
    2. Bismarck du Plessis
    1. Tendai Mtawarira

    Replacements:
    16. Deon Carstens
    17. Jannie du Plessis
    18. Albert van den Berg / Johan Snyman
    19. Keegan Daniel
    20. Charl McLeod
    21. Monty Dumond
    22. Andries Strauss

  • Comment 95, posted at 30.04.09 08:32:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 95) : :razz:

  • Comment 96, posted at 30.04.09 08:40:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 96) :

    thread is up. :wink:

  • Comment 97, posted at 30.04.09 08:41:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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