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Mixed news for Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 11 Aug 2009 at 10:19
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The Sharks face the unpleasant prospect or travelling to Johannesburg this weekend without a recognised goal-kicker, as both Rory Kockott and Juan Hernández look unlikely to make the trip.

Hernández injured his ankle some 20 minutes into the Leopards game last week and is unlikely to be risked this week, while Kockott is still feeling the effects of a shoulder injury sustained against the Cheetahs ten days ago. While Charl McLeod is a more than capable replacement at scrumhalf, his likely flyhalf partner, Guy Cronjé, has shown some alarming inconsistency with the boot since coming into the side. Monty Dumond will come back into the 22 this week, though and he will at least provide a more reliable goal-kicking option on the bench. Who can ever forget that 55m monster against the Cheetahs?

There is some good news as well, with Deon Carstens on the mend and looking odds-on to play some part against the Lions. Odwa Ndungane is fit again and he and Ryan Kankowski will both be allowed one final Sharks fling before joining the Bok tour to the Antipodes, which departs next Monday.

The Sharks will need to win well in Joburg to keep up the pressure on runaway leaders Griquas, facing a second successive tricky home fixture against the Blue Bulls. Should the Sharks win and Griquas lose, first place on the table will be up for grabs when the table-topping sides meet in Durban next weekend. It’s a pretty ironic turn of events that the Sharks management are wrapping players like Hernández in cotton wool for a home match against Griquas – seeing that game as far more crucial than an away fixture to the Lions!



37 Comments

  • this is going to be an interesting game. The Lions have quite the pack – as always.

    Our backs will kill theirs, though.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.08.09 11:27:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • My possible sharks team for this comming weekend,
    And taking into account media speculation that jannie odwa and kanko will be available for the Sharks.

    15 Stefan
    14 Odwa
    13 Murray
    12 swannie
    11 Mvovo
    10 Guy/Monty for kicking if Rory cant play
    09 Rory/McCleod
    08 Ryan
    07 Deysel
    06 Botes
    05 Albert
    04 Sykes
    03 Jannie
    02 Skipper
    01 Carstens

    16 Burden
    17 Cilliers
    18 Rhodes
    19 Daniel
    20 McCleod / Ross Cronje
    21 Monty / Guy Cronje
    22 Strauss / Vulindlu

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.08.09 11:40:26 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : our backs will kill theres ??

    shit bro lol me thinks thats exactly where we in trouble

    Looking at the possible team i think would would , and one takes out the 3 boks?? that even ore will weaken us big time

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.08.09 11:42:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • sorry add to that rory and carstens maybe dont pass fitness test later in the week

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.08.09 11:42:59 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • The Lions battled to beat Boland. I will be very disappointed if the Sharks lose this one.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.08.09 11:47:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • if no boks or injured players back this could be the team

    15 stefan
    14 jordaan
    13 murray / strauss
    12 swannie
    11 mvovo
    10 guy / monty
    09 mccleod
    08 daniel
    07 deysel
    06 botes
    05 albert
    04 sykes
    03 herbst
    02 skipper
    01 cilliers

    16 burden
    17 who knows ?????
    18 rhodes / blignaut
    19 downey
    20 strauss/murray
    21 ross
    22 monty

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.08.09 11:47:43 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • ok reserve prop for sharks would then be dale chadwick

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.08.09 11:58:34 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I would definately play Monty over Guy. Monty proved he can do the job when he played against the bulls. Mcloed is a solid replacement for kockett. Mcloed and rory r similar players, rory just adds that goal kicking option. Hope all our players are fit for the start of the second half of the tournament. :cool:

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.08.09 12:04:51 by JJR Reply
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  • Voldy reckons Walter Venter has swine flu. :shock:

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.08.09 12:05:23 by wpw Reply
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  • Let Guy play ahead of Monty…so what if he misses one or two kicks… he looks like a better player in the other aspects…

    If we start rating players on place-kicking – we shouldn’t complain when the tries dry up…

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.08.09 12:12:33 by blackshark Reply

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  • Rob, Last week you wrote that Gerhard Mostert was signing with the Sharks. I have been surfing today nothing better to do, so went on keo :???: and here, a blogger has stated that Mostert has announced his signing with the Sharks, I cannot find anything to corroborate this do you know whether Mostert has signed or not?

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.08.09 12:14:35 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 9) :

    Can’t believe the bloggers are joking about it.

    Am I the only one who takes this illness seriously? :sad:

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.08.09 12:15:38 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 12) : More people die from ‘normal’ flu each year.

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.08.09 12:17:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 12) : Hiyas BS , how ya been??

    I thought i had it the past week as i been flat with a bad flu , but seems to have gone now .

    so hell no it aint funny ,

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.08.09 12:21:07 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : I heard that around 200 people a week die during winter in SA due to ‘normal’ flu.

    @blackshark (Comment 12) : I’m carefull, but I’m not going to change my life because of it.

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.08.09 12:23:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 12) : To be honest I wasn’t taking it very seriously either, that is until it started hitting the schools and now it has made me aware! Apparently Venter is trainig with the Squad (if keo is to be believed) if he did have swine flu how negligent can a Union be? If I were the Sharks I would insist on confirmation that he did not have Swine flue and if he did he should not be allow to play for at least another week (convalescence) What if he infects one ofour players? Like Stefan or Albert VD Bergh, who have small children at home, the risk is just too high!

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.08.09 12:24:01 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) :

    True – but I’m sure I’ve won the battle over the normal flu a couple of times…this just seems like a bit too much.

    I’m more concerned about the little ones and the older generation…

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.08.09 12:31:52 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 11) : there has been no official confirmation from the Sharks (I have asked) but that’s not really surprising since they never confirm anything.

    It has been reported on both SupaRugby and Rugby365.

    Next step is to ask the player to confirm. Not sure if he will, though.

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.08.09 12:32:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : Thank you Rob.

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.08.09 12:38:05 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 19) : I’ll let you know if he replies

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.08.09 12:46:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • If he is training the chances are good that he has no flu at all. Firstly he wouldnt feel up to it and secondly no coach would want him infecting the other players with any form of the flu.

    Apparently 10 000 people die in SA pa due to normal flu.

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.08.09 12:54:48 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 9) :

    He had swine flu, was out for 2 weeks but started training with the team again this week

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.08.09 07:53:09 by walter van Lions World Reply

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  • @walter van Lions World (Comment 22) : beeld this morning said he has Mexican flu

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.08.09 07:55:48 by willa Reply

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  • MOrning All!!

    Just want to say Congratulations ti Milissa on the birth of their son – Charlton!!! May he bring you lots of joy especially when he plays for the Sharks one day!! :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.08.09 07:58:25 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • I speak to his dad almost daily, it was swine flu. He lost 3kgs, and picked up the virus when he gave some of the under 21′s a lift after a training session. 3 of the under 21′s are confirmed swine flu cases as well.

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.08.09 08:01:29 by walter van Lions World Reply

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  • @walter van Lions World (Comment 25) :

    Just heard it on the news… :shock:

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.08.09 08:12:33 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 23) :

    Mexican Flu is Swine Flu…

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.08.09 08:13:03 by blackshark Reply

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  • Why is Beeld online still the same as yesterday????

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.08.09 08:22:36 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 24) :
    Wonderful news. Congrats Milissa and family.

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.08.09 09:05:16 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Speaking of flu.

    Miss Beatrice,

    The church organist, was in her eighties

    And had never been married. She was
    admired for her sweetness

    And kindness to all.

    One afternoon the pastor

    Came to call on her and she showed him
    into her quaint sitting room.

    She invited him to have a seat while
    she prepared tea.

    As he sat facing her old Hammond
    organ,

    The young minister

    Noticed a cute glass
    bowl Sitting on top of it.

    The bowl was filled

    With water, and in the
    water
    Floated, of all things, a
    condom!

    When she returned

    With tea and
    scones,

    They began to chat.

    The pastor tried to stifle his
    curiosity

    About the bowl of water and its
    strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer
    resist.

    ‘Miss Beatrice’, he said,

    ‘I wonder if you would tell me about
    this?’

    Pointing to the bowl.

    ‘Oh, yes,’ she replied, ‘Isn’t it
    wonderful?

    I was walking through

    The Park a few months ago

    And I found this little package on the
    ground.

    The directions said

    To place it on the organ,

    Keep it wet and that it would prevent
    the spread of disease. Do you know I haven’t had the flu all winter.

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.08.09 09:18:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 28) : Beeld has a website??? :shock: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.08.09 09:18:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 29) :

    Remember Teacher from Sharksrugby? They also had a little one !

    Seems the Sharks supporters kept themselves busy when there was not much rugby on.. :lol:

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.08.09 09:20:05 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    tsk tsk…jchaaa!! :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.08.09 09:21:16 by Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Thunder Horse) (Comment 32) : Fertile people , these Sharks bloggers are.

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.08.09 09:41:42 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 23) : For some reason the SA media seem to refer to swine flu as ‘mexican’ flu.

    Bit confusing..

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.08.09 09:44:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 35) : :biting tongue:

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.08.09 09:55:07 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 36) : Let it out. Don’t bottle it up. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.08.09 10:00:52 by McLovin Reply

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