Sharks want Doc for Coke Park clash

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 13 Aug 2009 at 10:02
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The Lions could be up against it in the front row this weekend should the Sharks be successful in their attempts to have Jannie du Plessis released from the Springbok squad for this weekend’s match.

Already bolstered by the return to fitness of another Bok prop, Deon Carstens, John Plumtree’s team would dearly love to have their first-choice tighthead available for this must-win clash at a venue where they have struggled in the recent past. Du Plessis has been on the Bok bench for all three Tri-Nations tests to date, but his involvement has been limited, amassing no more than half an hour’s total game time over the course of three weeks. The release of fellow Bok bench-warmers Ricky Januarie, Andries Bekker and Chilliboy Rallepele sets a clear precedent and the the Sharks will be hoping that SARU see sense and allow the big doctor some much-needed match practice this weekend.

Emerging Bok prop Pat Cilliers, along with under 21 youngsters Wiehahn Herbst and Dale Chadwick, has done an admirable job deputising at tight head, but the Lions have always seem to have quality players up front and the Sharks would feel much more comfortable with their two Bok props fronting the challenge.

There is speculation that the Sharks have also requested that Ruan Pienaar be released but given the player’s recent penchant for injuring himself, that request is almost certain to be denied. Ryan Kankowski and Odwa Ndungane, both members of the Bok squad that is bound for Australia on Monday, have been released and will be available.

Sharks technical analyst Deon Kayser, meanwhile, has admitted that the Sharks don’t really know what to make of the Lions this season, saying that it will be difficult to prepare for them since they change their team so frequently and tend to blow hot and cold. The Sharks don’t know what they’re going to be up against in Johannesburg his weekend and that fact seems to be causing the coaching staff a little consternation.


  • Well, perhaps I can help Mr Kayser out: watch Jano Vermaak closely. He’s a crafty little bugger and he either starts or finishes most of their tries.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.08.09 10:28:21 by CapeShark Reply
    The Great Couch SharkSuper Rugby player
  • Well we have Doc back, but we are starting with Cilliers :neutral: here is our squad for Saturday:

    15. Stefan Terblanche (Captain)
    14. Odwa Ndungane
    13. Andries Strauss
    12. Riaan Swanepoel
    11. Lwazi Mvovo
    10. Monty Dumond
    9. Charl McLeod
    8. Ryan Kankowski
    7. Jean Deysel
    6. Jacques Botes
    5. Albert van den Berg
    4. Steven Sykes
    3. Patric Cilliers
    2. Craig Burden
    1. Deon Carstens

    16. Skipper Badenhorst
    17. Jannie du Plessis
    18. Michael Rhodes
    19. Keegan Daniel
    20. Ross Cronje
    21. Guy Cronje
    22. Waylon Murray

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.08.09 10:57:00 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's DudetteSuper Rugby player
  • Lions not looking weak at all…

    Expecting one of those tough away games…but also expecting a win.

    Go Sharks.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.08.09 09:59:45 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!Super Rugby player
  • Okay – where the Friday jokes…

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.08.09 10:02:51 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!Super Rugby player
  • @blackshark (Comment 4) : Yes, where are they? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.08.09 10:10:58 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Here’s a groaner.

    A tourist in Vienna is going through a graveyard and all of a sudden he hears some music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source. He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a headstone that reads:

    Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827.

    Then he realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward! Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to return with him. By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being played backward.

    Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar. When they return with the expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backward. The expert notices that the symphonies are being played in the reverse order in which they were composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th.

    By the next day the word has spread and a throng has gathered around the grave. They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played backward.

    Just then the graveyard’s caretaker ambles up to the group. Someone in the group asks him if he has an explanation for the music.

    “Don’t you get it?” the caretaker says incredulously. “He’s decomposing.”

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.08.09 10:24:07 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • And another.

    A rabbit goes into a bar and asks for a cheese toastie and a pint. He eats the toastie and drinks the pint, then leaves.

    The next day he walks into the bar and asks for a ham toastie and a pint. He eats the toastie and drinks the pint, then leaves.

    The following day the rabbit walks into the bar and asks for a cheese and ham toastie and a pint. He eats the toastie, drinks the pint, runs around the room for a bit then drops dead.

    Oh dear says the bar-man, it looks like another case of mixin’ me toasties.


  • Comment 7, posted at 14.08.09 10:30:54 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • My wife went on a sailing course in Poole

    In Dorset?

    Yes, she’d recommend it to anyone.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.08.09 10:35:33 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Last one.

    A man is walking home alone late one night when he hears a BUMP… BUMP.. BUMP… behind him

    Walking faster he looks back and can make out the image of an upright coffin banging its way down the middle of the street towards him


    it goes.. …BUMP..


    Terrified, the man begins to run towards his house, the coffin bouncing quickly behind him..






    He runs up to the door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him..

    However, the coffin crashes through the door – its lid clapping dementedly.. Clappity-BUMP..



    Hot on the heels of the terrified man..

    Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is mixed with sobs and gasps..

    With a loud CRASH the coffin breaks down the door.

    Bumping and clapping towards him..

    The man screams and reaches for something, anything…

    but all he can find is a bottle of Benylin in the medicine cabinet.. Desperate, he throws the bottle at the coffin..

    (wait for it…)

    …the coffin stops!

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.08.09 10:39:25 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.08.09 10:40:02 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!Super Rugby player
  • @McLovin (Comment 8) :
    Please stop! :wink:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.08.09 10:47:25 by Big Fish Reply
    Big FishAssistant coach
  • Cole’s Law: Thinly sliced cabbage.

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.08.09 11:00:50 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Our ice cream man was found lying on the floor of his van covered with hundreds and thousands. Police say that he topped himself.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.08.09 11:03:15 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl go to the toilet?

    Because it has a silent P.

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.08.09 11:18:04 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : Last one?

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.08.09 12:13:34 by Rahul Reply

    RahulCurrie Cup player
  • Someone broke into the Hillbrow police station and stole all the toilets! Police said they have nothing to go on…

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.08.09 12:30:42 by Rahul Reply

    RahulCurrie Cup player

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