robdylan

Of an Argie and a broken lock – updated!


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 13 Jul 2009 at 17:40
Tagged with : , , , , , , , , ,

Well, I guess most of you have picked up on these snippets, but let’s talk about them here anyway.

The first bit of superb news is that Johann Muller has broken his right forearm. He is confirmed as out for at least six weeks, but probably longer. Keegan Daniel is odds-on favourite to take on the mantle of captaincy of the Sharks and goodness knows where we’re going to find another lock to replace Muller.

The other bit of news is that the Sharks are still very much hot on the trail of Juan Michel Pablo Rodriguez Santos Dos Silva Hernandez and apparently the negotiations are at an advanced stage. Given that this is the nearest thing we’ve got to date to an actual confirmation from the Sharks camp that the deal is real, I think we can all safely assume that it will now go ahead.

The question is when.

More on these as they develop, fans!

***UPDATE***

Well, it seems I was wrong about one thing at least. Captain Keegan may just have blown his chance, having been carded yet again and Stefan Terblanche has emerged as the guy most likely to take over from Muller. Expect to see the veteran fullback lead the team out against Boland on Friday.

Since the Bok side has been announced, we now know which players we’ll have. The good news is that we keep Odwa Ndungane, Deon Carstens and Steven Sykes. The bad is that Jannie du Plessis will be gone, meaning that Wiehahn Herbst will have to make the step up a little sooner than planned. Albert van den Berg looks likely to partner Sykes in the second row with perennial favourite Nikolaii Blignaut coming onto the wood.

Speaking about Juan Carlos Antonio Banderas de Marco van Rensburg Hernandez, it appears we are just waiting for some work permit formalities to be finalised and that he’s expected to make his Sharks debut against the Bulls next weekend. Bienvenido a Durban, el mago!



49 Comments

  • The funny bit is that the elves at Wikipedia-ville seem to think that the JMH thing is a done deal. :-)

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.07.09 18:54:09 by blackshark Reply
    blackshark - the lurkerSuper Rugby player
     
  • rob, are there any half-decent locks lurking anywhere, we might be in big trouble if we don’t have a proper second row, imho without a good 2nd row, teams struggle big time

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.07.09 19:06:48 by war1 Reply
    Administrator
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @war1 (Comment 2) : spot on! Can’t say I’m aware of any, though

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.07.09 19:08:32 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : :eek:

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.07.09 19:11:59 by war1 Reply
    Administrator
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • Muller and Kirchner was/is in my FL squad, well my 1st FL is a disaster :razz:

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.07.09 19:20:26 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner
    Son Of MayhemTeam captain
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 5) : and mine

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.07.09 19:23:23 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : ive already made 7 trades :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.07.09 19:27:02 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner
    Son Of MayhemTeam captain
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 7) : you realise you only have ten in total for the whole competition?

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.07.09 19:46:13 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 5) :

    Only two trades left already. :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.07.09 19:47:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : yes @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : 3 left. I didnt quite understand the points system so i had about 40% of Boks in my squad, so obviously i scored badly, and thus had to trade some of them out. Come S14 2010, im sure i’ll do much better :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.07.09 19:54:37 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner
    Son Of MayhemTeam captain
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 10) :

    If I look at the log it indicates you only have two left. :wink:

    http://www.justrugby.net/fantasy-league/fantasy-league-log/

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.07.09 20:30:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 10) : though may come handy a bit later. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.07.09 20:35:10 by rekinek Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
    rekinekTeam captain
     
  • i am not sure whether to get excited about Hernandez – the ball still need to pass through Rory the hogger.

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.07.09 20:36:12 by rekinek Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
    rekinekTeam captain
     
  • @rekinek (Comment 13) : where have u been lately? I…. We missed u :wink:

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.07.09 20:47:55 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner
    Son Of MayhemTeam captain
     
  • @rekinek (Comment 13) : good point… hey, how do you say “pass, you little troll” in Spanish?

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.07.09 20:53:22 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Howdy ladies!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.07.09 21:00:44 by wpw Reply
    Administrator
    wpwAssistant coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.07.09 21:01:36 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner
    Son Of MayhemTeam captain
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 14) : :wink:

    @robdylan (Comment 15) : that may be the first line he learns in English :mrgreen: hopefully quickly

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.07.09 21:04:19 by rekinek Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
    rekinekTeam captain
     
  • Anybody else think we could drag Shaun Sowerby back to Durban for a season or two? He’d add a bit of experience and leadership to the team and more balance to the back row.

    What’s happening with Trevor Halstead’s reintroduction to the Sharks? Isn’t he up to the level required for Currie Cup?

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.07.09 22:47:55 by MerckZ Reply

    MerckZCurrie Cup player
     
  • According to Supersport, JMH might make his debut against the Bulls, it sounds like its only the work permit that needs to be sorted out :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.07.09 06:38:46 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner
    Son Of MayhemTeam captain
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 20) : there is also the possibility of another Shark getting a call to train with the Boks, no name is mentioned

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.07.09 06:41:16 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner
    Son Of MayhemTeam captain
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : “Pase la pelota que usted arrastra”

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.07.09 08:03:32 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's DudetteCurrie Cup player
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 20) : That is the best news I have heard all week!!!!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.07.09 08:04:20 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's DudetteCurrie Cup player
     
  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 23) : well that is still not an official confermation imo, if we see he in the match 22, i’ll believe it.

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.07.09 08:10:00 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner
    Son Of MayhemTeam captain
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 24) : :lol: Quite right, these Sharks are really fond of this cloack and dagger! Just tell us damit!

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.07.09 08:33:02 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's DudetteCurrie Cup player
     
  • Juan Michel Pablo Rodriguez Santos Dos Silva Hernandez

    Say that ten times fast Robbo. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.07.09 08:37:45 by klempie Reply

    klempieTeam captain
     
  • @klempie (Comment 26) : I did it again!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.07.09 08:38:21 by klempie Reply

    klempieTeam captain
     
  • @klempie (Comment 26) : I am sure its Juan Martin not Juan Michel :neutral:

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.07.09 09:10:49 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's DudetteCurrie Cup player
     
  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 28) : I’m sure it was meant to be funny ;)

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.07.09 09:21:29 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • good news, very good news i hope your sources are reliable :wink: but i do trust rob, the lock pairing looks good for a game against boland, but against the bulletjies next weekend im not so sure

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.07.09 09:25:38 by war1 Reply
    Administrator
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @MerckZ (Comment 19) : i agree, bring back sowerby, how possible that is, i dont know

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.07.09 09:27:05 by war1 Reply
    Administrator
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @war1 (Comment 31) : I think the opportunity has passed… Sowers would have been a great buy a year ago, but he’s already a bit old now.

    As for Halstead… eish guys. Let’s move forward, ok?

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.07.09 09:30:37 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @war1 (Comment 30) : the source for the stuff below the update line is Mike Greenaway, based on an article here: http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=6&click_id=18&art_id=vn20090714061004984C893973. You want more reliable than that? :)

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.07.09 09:31:42 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : ok, i believe you now :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.07.09 09:35:49 by war1 Reply
    Administrator
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : halstead was my favourite sharks player . . . in about 2001 :shock: so yeah, move on

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.07.09 09:36:36 by war1 Reply
    Administrator
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @war1 (Comment 35) : exactly

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.07.09 09:44:04 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @war1 (Comment 34) : you should always believe me :)

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.07.09 09:46:12 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Morning All!!

    Happy happy for Geraas.

    I guess better Oupa than Keegan. TT will be over the moon :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.07.09 09:46:22 by rekinek Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
    rekinekTeam captain
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 24) : let’s wait till running onto the field.

    what is the official reason of having him, what about Len and little Cronje – are they no prospects at all?

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.07.09 09:48:30 by rekinek Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
    rekinekTeam captain
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 37) : It sounds like Jannie has been called up to the Boks. How true is this Rob?

    I guess PDV was impressed with his sterling performance on Saturday :shock:

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.07.09 09:55:00 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's DudetteCurrie Cup player
     
  • @rekinek (Comment 39) : Official Reason – WE NEED TO WIN!!! Yeah but where is Len?

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.07.09 09:56:21 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's DudetteCurrie Cup player
     
  • @rekinek (Comment 39) : that’s the thing about “developing young players”… it’s always the thing you do as a last resort if you have no other options. Hernandez papers over the cracks and makes the problem seem to go away… until we’re in exactly the same position next year.

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.07.09 09:56:22 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 40) : it is completely true, as per the official Bok squad announcement on this very site :) :)

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.07.09 09:57:15 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : Oh dear, been sorting out queries haven’t surfed yet :oops: Here I go, be back soon

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.07.09 10:00:12 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's DudetteCurrie Cup player
     
  • off the topic – can I still pick my FL team or is it past some deadline?

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.07.09 10:07:21 by rekinek Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
    rekinekTeam captain
     
  • @rekinek (Comment 45) : sure you can… it’s just too late to score points for the first round :)

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.07.09 10:10:49 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : :razz: cool.
    i do not think i was in the winners contention any case so that’s not a worry.
    already lost a lifeline in LMS – start developing some aggressive feelings towards men in orange. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.07.09 10:17:29 by rekinek Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
    rekinekTeam captain
     
  • @rekinek (Comment 47) :

    A lot of us lost a lifeline… :evil:

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.07.09 14:55:14 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - the lurkerSuper Rugby player
     
  • @blackshark (Comment 48) : oh yeah….

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.07.09 15:17:20 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.