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Hernandez – ball is in their court


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 3 Jul 2009 at 09:39
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Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl has confirmed that they are involved in discussions surrounding the signing of Argentinean utility back Juan Martin Hernandez but has denied various reports suggesting the deal is done and dusted.

Craig Lewis writes for the Daily News.

Several rugby websites reported yesterday that Hernandez has agreed to a one-year contract with the Sharks, but Van Zyl emphasised that nothing was set in stone.

“Reports that he has already signed are unsubstantiated. We are in discussions with him but nothing has been finalised. We are hoping to sign him for the upcoming Currie Cup and next year’s Super 14, but at this stage the ball is in their court and I have no idea when or if the proposed contract will be finalised.”

Hernandez, who is nicknamed “El Mago” (the Wizard) for his prodigious abilities and capability of playing flyhalf, centre and fullback, would undoubtedly be a major coup for the coastal franchise.

The Argentinian has spent the past six seasons with French club, Stade Francais, during which time they won the Top 14 in 2004 and 2006, and made it to the Heineken Cup final in 2005.

The 26-year-old has also starred for Argentina over the last few years and was nominated as IRB Player of the Year in 2007 after proving to be one of the standout performers at the World Cup in France.

Sharks coach John Plumtree said it would be a fantastic signing if it materialised.

“Hernandez is really an outstanding player, he’s a very well-rounded and well-balanced player. I think he has a strong desire to come to the Sharks and the family atmosphere that we have here has been communicated to him. We saw how well Fred (Michalak) fitted in last year but we will just have to wait and see what happens.”



47 Comments

  • Sounds like an interesting prospect. And the only way we seem to be able to win anything is with an import in the 10 jersey!

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.07.09 10:45:24 by Rahul Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 1) : I reckon if they get him, he’ll play 10 in the Currie Cup and 12 or 15 in the Super 14.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.07.09 10:54:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • This guy is one of the best flyhalves in the world. If you do manage to sign him you might just make the final of the S14. :smile:

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.07.09 10:58:55 by wpw Reply
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  • Well , at least someone is saying something…

    We can only wait now…

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.07.09 11:23:54 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Replace the ageing SB at 15? RP could also be used as utility back?

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.07.09 11:26:04 by Rahul Reply

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  • i always had the feeling this was the case, hope the man signs, i’m hopeful, real class player

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.07.09 12:33:59 by war1 Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 5) : i think he would add a lot depth, fh for rp, fb for st, or even centre, think that would be especially useful in s14

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.07.09 12:35:56 by war1 Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 5) : Ruan could play 12…. but that won’t help his confidence

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.07.09 12:40:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • at last :grin: now its wait and see

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.07.09 12:50:30 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : i would rather play jmh at 12 if possible, coz ruan needs time at 10, but time wil tell

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.07.09 12:53:19 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 10) : my preference too

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.07.09 13:07:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Robster. The correct denonym for an Argentina national is Argentine. Just letting you know.

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.07.09 13:53:00 by klempie Reply

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  • Craig Lewis writes for the Daily News.

    Confused?

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.07.09 14:03:44 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 12) : I didn’t write the article.

    just letting you know :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.07.09 14:20:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Oh I thought the prologue was yours. :razz:

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.07.09 14:25:28 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : What’s bad is not only has he used the word Argentinian to describe them, he’s got two diff spelling for it. :roll:

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.07.09 14:26:45 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 16) :
    Terrible, sounds like my style, and I dont even remember writing the article.

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.07.09 14:38:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 16) : your write. You’re article was much better! :oops:

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.07.09 14:39:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 16) :
    @robdylan (Comment 14) :

    Demonym:- Argentine, Argentinian, Argentinean

    All 3 are correct!

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.07.09 14:43:51 by Rahul Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: @ your write..

    @Rahul (Comment 19) :

    There there…you see – no need to get a heart attack Professor Grammar.. :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.07.09 14:46:45 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • is this a spelling bee?? Test me Test me! :razz:

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.07.09 14:46:53 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 15) : @klempie (Comment 16) : @Rahul (Comment 19) : Bored again aren’t ypu

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.07.09 14:47:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 20) : says the prof :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.07.09 14:47:59 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 23) :

    Of course , ja.. :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.07.09 14:52:52 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 19) : Nah. The latter two are only regarded as “acceptable” because they are in common usage. Argentine is the only correct one.

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.07.09 14:52:59 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.07.09 14:53:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 22) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.07.09 14:54:48 by klempie Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 19) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Happy Friday…

    Check you tomorrow for the big one…

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.07.09 14:57:56 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 28) : KE?

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.07.09 15:00:51 by Rahul Reply

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  • @robdylan : Rob, Where’s me avatar?

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.07.09 15:08:15 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 30) : no idea dude…

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.07.09 15:09:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : Did you get a new one for approval?

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.07.09 15:13:00 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 22) : How did you come to that conclusion? :???:

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.07.09 15:19:48 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 32) : i have just approved it. Mail must have gone missing

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.07.09 15:20:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : ta :smile:

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.07.09 15:22:28 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 35) :

    i still see only the smelly socks… :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.07.09 15:26:02 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 36) : im still smelling the socks :evil:

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.07.09 15:38:41 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 37) :

    Lucky you…we left work yesterday – thinking we are driving through water on the road…not water ..sewerage.. :evil:

    Cannot seem to get rid of the stench!! BUT – their is a silver lining – got pulled over by the cops yesterday for being on my cellphone, i got off (i dont know if it was me pleading very nicley or that the cop could not stand the smell of my car !!?? LOL (just after I went through the “water”.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.07.09 15:43:57 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 38) : im sure it was because of the smell :wink: or was it a bribe

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.07.09 15:47:34 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 39) :

    I am convinced he was wanting a bribe…he asked me a few times :So must I write a ticket or what are we gonna do about it?”…

    It must have been the smell – not even my dogs wanted to come and greet me by my car! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.07.09 15:50:25 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 40) : The smell should rub of on the Sharks, maybe their opponent wouldnt want to tackle them :lol: im off enjoy.

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.07.09 15:53:18 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 40) :

    I was shaking so much – if I had to pay a bribe the guy would have thought I have Parkinsons!! (I am a law-abiding citizen) I just kept on saying I am sorry and I will not do it again..he obviously saw he was not gonna get anything from me!! :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.07.09 15:54:48 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 41) :

    Me 2!! Have a good weekend and go BOKKE!! :lol:

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.07.09 15:55:35 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 38) : You showed him some leg didn’t you? :wink:

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.07.09 15:59:29 by klempie Reply

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  • wikipedia says JMH is currently playing for the Natal Sharks :lol: When are we going to get the final word

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.07.09 11:40:38 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 45) : wikipedia is ( to my knowledge at least ) where the users can edit the content, so if it says it there, does not make it fact, yet

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.07.09 12:13:09 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 46) : yeah i know thats why im laughing, it sucks when rumours start but nobody confirms or denies it.

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.07.09 13:36:26 by JarsonX Reply
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