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Kayser joins Sharks staff


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :2009 Lions Tour, Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks on 2 Jun 2009 at 16:24

A host of relatively unknown youngsters along with a few Sharks regulars turned out in a large squad that returned to training on Monday as the coastal franchise begin intensive preparations for their encounter with the British and Irish Lions at the Absa Stadium next Wednesday.

Craig Lewis writes for the Daily News that there was also a new face among the coaching staff, that of former Sharks and Springbok back Deon Kayser, who it was confirmed will take on the role of skills coach for the upcoming Currie Cup.

Last year the role was successfully fulfilled by Sean Everitt with the intent to keep on developing and “upskilling” local coaches, and it will now be an opportunity for Kayser to take on this new challenge after having been a part of the Sharks Academy coaching team for some time.

“Deon’s been involved with coaching for a while now so it’s an opportunity for him to step up,” Sharks coach John Plumtree said.

“He’s obviously a real specialist in the midfield and on the wing as well, having played for the Sharks and Boks. So it will be quite exciting to see how he can contribute to developing some of these younger players.”

After his time with the Sharks during their successful Currie Cup campaign in 2008, Everitt coached the Sharks XV to the semi-finals of the Vodacom Cup and will now take charge of the Sharks U21s.

“Sean obviously went on and did well with the Sharks XV, along with Ryan Strudwick and Ettiene Fynn, and now he’s got the U21s, so we’ve got some good continuity going in the coaching system, which is exactly what I wanted to do when I arrived here,” Plumtree said.

Meanwhile, many players mainly from the Sharks Academy and club scene, took part in a virtual trial game yesterday and will do so again today before the group is cut down later in the week as Plumtree looks to settle on his combinations for the Lions match and with an eye to the Currie Cup.

“There are some opportunities for players and we have to sort out the pecking order in certain positions,” Plumtree explained. “The boys need some good contact work before next week because they’ve had a bit of a break.”

Centre Waylon Murray, who missed most of the Super 14 because of a knee injury, did not take part in training yesterday but is well on his way to recovery.

“Waylon is doing all right,” Plumtree said. “The second knee operation was a lot more successful, so we’re hoping he might be available for the Lions match but certainly for the Currie Cup.”

Kick-off next Wednesday will be at 7.10pm



43 Comments

  • Lesson # 1 from Kayser: Never give up when you are chasing down an opponent who thinks he is going to score an easy try. :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.06.09 16:26:35 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Kick-off next Wednesday will be at 7.10pm

    AND I’LL BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.06.09 16:28:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Man its going to be one decimated Sharks team.
    This will be a great game, and opportunity for the untested.
    @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : and I wont, very, very sadly. :cry:

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.06.09 16:36:19 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 3) :

    Are you not in Durban?

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.06.09 16:37:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • nice to see old boys in coaching

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.06.09 16:53:21 by war1 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Yes…one of my very favourite moments. I bet Robbie Fleck still can’t believe what happened! :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.06.09 16:56:18 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 6) : remember the supersport ad “oh fleck! its kayser!”

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.06.09 16:57:31 by war1 Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 6) :

    And it’s been removed from youtube :sad:

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.06.09 16:59:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 7) :

    Missed that one. :sad:

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.06.09 17:00:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : yeah was just showing the clip but with commentary, firstly something about a nice afternoon stroll and when kayser put in the hit, the comment was “oh fleck its kayser!” which was all pretty funny :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.06.09 17:04:55 by war1 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :
    Unfortunatly not, in the Western Cape.

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.06.09 17:11:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 11) :

    OUCH!!!!!!!!!!

    I coulda organized a ticket or two if you were in Dbn :smile:

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.06.09 17:21:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 11) : keep your back to the wall, mate :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.06.09 17:28:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Deon Kayser was one of my favourite players even though he played for the Sharks.
    He was one of our more consistent players at the 1999 RWC.

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.06.09 17:48:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : he was just an all-round awesome player. Pity he was pretty much past his prime by the time he was selected by the Boks

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.06.09 17:52:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • well i hope he can bring some great stuff to the party

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.06.09 10:07:35 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : I nearly got moered by Fleck for mentioning that when he was in my pub!

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.06.09 10:11:39 by Rahul Reply

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  • it is a pity deon came to the sharks so late in his career. he was a machine and played brilliant rugby. he could teach frans riaan and adi a thing or two.

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.06.09 10:21:58 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : @Rahul (Comment 17) :
    Really, you would think that he would be proud of being manhandled by a real legend.

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.06.09 10:22:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : are you in SA yet?

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.06.09 10:24:02 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 20) : not as far as i have seen. i having been sitting in this tower for days with my bb gun waiting his arrival.

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.06.09 10:28:13 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 21) : soek di ou met die doek op sy kop :mrgreen: ive made the top 20 with comments :razz:

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.06.09 10:31:37 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 19) : Would need a brain to come to that conclusion! :wink:

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.06.09 10:31:39 by Rahul Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 21) : (on the 8th… at 6pm )

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.06.09 10:33:03 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 24) : thanks i can go to the toilet now, and take a shower

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.06.09 10:39:37 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 25) : he is here, come quickly :lol: theres no time to wipe

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.06.09 10:42:57 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 27) : hey thats a shit joke. :lol:

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.06.09 10:43:56 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • speaking of legends, it’s Deon Carstens’s birthday today

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.06.09 10:45:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 26) : hehehe :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.06.09 10:45:39 by JarsonX Reply
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  • happy happy Deon enjoy

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.06.09 10:47:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • happy happy Deon enjoy@try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 26) : speaking of legends :roll:

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.06.09 10:48:13 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 26) :
    @JarsonX (Comment 30) :
    Major dad

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.06.09 10:48:35 by Rahul Reply

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  • Happy Bday Springbok Deon.

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.06.09 10:51:33 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 33) : i don’t know about major dad, but definitely major blogger :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.06.09 10:53:18 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 35) :
    Major and a Dad

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.06.09 10:59:48 by Rahul Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 20) :

    Nope only arrive on 8 June at 16:25. Then arrive in Dbn at 20:10. :cool:

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.06.09 11:09:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 21) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.06.09 11:11:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 22) :

    Nee man, soek die ou met die Engelse trui aan. :razz:

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.06.09 11:12:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 21) :

    DUDE BB guns can’t penetrate Blubber!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.06.09 11:13:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 39) : i bet there will be alot of guys wearing english jerseys :mrgreen: TT aim for the rotund guy in the english jersey

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.06.09 13:49:03 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 41) : aim for the head :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.06.09 13:54:43 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : Happy birthday to the best prop in SA that can play both sides of the scrum. I have always been a huge fan of Deon, great attitude, super player, and strong like an ox. He will never let any team he plays for down, and all his detracters that point to his scrumming, just show me one scrum he has gone backwards. He may go down a lot :wink: but he never goes backwards.

    Happy birthday Deon, I for one am thrilled to see you back in the Bok frame. If I were selecting a team, you would be the man to cover both prop positions, and your play in the loose is superb.

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.06.09 04:18:22 by Dancing Bear Reply
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