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El Mago only expected to arrive in time for Cheetahs match


Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks on 21 Jul 2009 at 08:58
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The good news for Sharks fans is that Juan Martin Hernandez is en route to Durban from Argentina via Paris, where he will stop in to tie up his affairs at his now former club Stade Francais writes Mike Greenaway for The Mercury on 21 July 2009. The bad news, in the short term, is that he will arrive here too late in the week for consideration for the Sharks’ home Absa Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls on Friday night (6pm kick-off).

Hernandez was held up by work permit bureaucracy, but that has now been solved and the 28-year-old Pumas flyhalf-centre will make his debut for the Sharks against the Cheetahs next week.
Interestingly, the Sharks current flyhalf, the talented Guy Cronje, is in doubt for the match on two separate counts.

Firstly, he has been cited for a spear tackle on a Boland player, for which he was sinbinned during the match, and, second, he faces a concussion test later in the week.

Cronje’s judicial hearing will be held today. ‘We are hoping there will be leniency,’ coach John Plumtree said.

‘It (the tackle) is not a bad one, Guy is not big enough to do too much damage! He certainly did not drill the guy into the ground.

‘Also, just prior to that tackle, he had taken a heavy knock to the head and was dazed (which might have affected his judgement). Hopefully he will pass the concussion test.

‘It would be good for him to have another game this week, because he is improving all the time. He is a real attacking threat.’

If Cronje cannot play, Monty Dumond will play flyhalf.



21 Comments

  • this is not really good news, only hope that guy can play

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.07.09 09:01:27 by war1 Reply
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  • there goes the game with monty at flyhalf

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.07.09 09:23:21 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 2) : if that is the case, i agree with you, if guy can play, we have a chance

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.07.09 09:25:17 by war1 Reply
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  • this is simply terrible news. I would rather they play Len Olivier at flyhalf than Monty

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.07.09 09:32:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Plum sounds a lot like Robdylan? same excuses… does he read this site or are they the same person? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.07.09 09:34:47 by Rahul Reply

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  • Who will know if Guy or his brother plays….Guy on the field and his boet on the sideline looking really sad that he was suspended… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.07.09 09:40:11 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 5) : I wonder if he does read this site… :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.07.09 09:42:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) : dude – that’s brilliant… but won’t it raise a few eyebrows if we pick Ross Cronjé at flyhalf, completely out of the blue?

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.07.09 09:43:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : yeah, but we can say that monty is injured, or something, “it was a desperate situation” :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.07.09 09:45:57 by war1 Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) :
    :lol: In future all officials will be armed with tapemeasures when the Sharks are playing and a Cronje is in the team.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.07.09 09:46:14 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 10) : :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.07.09 09:47:55 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 9) : Ross has actually played flyhalf before, if memory serves

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.07.09 09:49:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : They said themselves that they swap positions while on the field! that must confuse the opposition :???: Just get the shorter one to wear insteps to make him taller and who will know? :grin:

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.07.09 09:49:59 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) :

    Good idea…
    And then have Charl wearing 10… :lol:

    Good morning Sharks…and the others :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.07.09 09:50:35 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : yeah, i also remember reading something like that, so it’s not too far-fetched an idea, but imagine if guy does not get banned, then we would have made all these elaborate plans for nothing :lol:

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.07.09 09:52:17 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : @robdylan (Comment 8) : Or you pick ‘Ross’ (aka Guy ) as reserve and make sure dumond get injured in the 1st minute and send him on…. :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.07.09 09:53:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 14) : Moré BS

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.07.09 09:54:40 by Rahul Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 15) : what if we just like making elaborate plans? :)

    This is going from bad to worse. I see now that Guy Cronjé apparently also has “a nasty cut to his face”… the poor kid sounds like he’s lucky to be alive at all.

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.07.09 10:08:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 17) : any chance you mean môre? :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.07.09 10:09:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Ja, thats it. :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.07.09 10:18:55 by Rahul Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : yeah, imagine what he would look like if the brutes got hold of him, these were just the bolanders :shock:

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.07.09 10:20:08 by war1 Reply
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