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Swys gives it to the Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks on 20 Aug 2009 at 09:05
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Swys de Bruin will watch Saturday’s Currie Cup match between Griquas and the Sharks in Durban with mixed feelings.

Christo Buchner reports for News24.

De Bruin is a former coach of the Griquas, as well as the Natal Wildebeeste and U19 and U21 teams of the Sharks.

“Dawie Theron (Griquas coach) was my captain and then my assistant coach when I was at Griquas, while Bashie (Sharks assistant coach) was my assistant at the Wildebeeste and U21s,” said De Bruin.

“Peter de Villiers was my assistant at the South African U21 side. Just look at how all those guys have progressed. I think I missed the bus somewhere,” De Bruin joked.

De Bruin is now involved with the Sharks Academy.

“I am really proud of what Dawie has achieved with Griquas. He is a passionate guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. That is how his team plays – in a hard and honest manner. Those guys have heaps of confidence and are not intimidated by big names,” he said.

“For them it’s simply about doing the basics right. It helps them not to be based in a big city because the support in Kimberley is really good.

“Even so, I think it will be a different story when they play in the Shark Tank. Home ground advantage will play a role and the Sharks now have momentum. Griquas will struggle to get something out of the game. They always had the advantage of not being given a chance and then surprising their opponents. The Sharks won’t underestimate them and will be well prepared.”



26 Comments

  • talk about dredging news when there isn’t any.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.08.09 12:17:44 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply
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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 1) : there’ll be plenty to discuss when the Sharks team is announced

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.08.09 12:24:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : What time is the team announcement expected??

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.08.09 13:11:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : some time this afternoon

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.08.09 13:13:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • Howzit people…

    so did i miss much?

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.08.09 14:01:27 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 5) : Nope. Have you ever built a snowman?

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.08.09 14:12:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.08.09 14:19:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : I haven’t either

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.08.09 14:22:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) :

    Yeah I have…

    Except that it was a Snow-woman…
    And I used sand instead of snow…

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.08.09 14:27:57 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 9) : I don’t think that counts, sorry. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.08.09 14:31:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Hang in there, your time will come. :smile:

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.08.09 14:34:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 9) : and then what did you do with her? :)

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.08.09 14:38:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : :shock:

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.08.09 14:46:14 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    She blew away…

    Oh Sandy…

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.08.09 14:47:35 by blackshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : I have, we had a huge snowstorm in Newcastle in 2001 probably about 30cm thick. I felt 5 years old again.

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.08.09 14:48:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 15) : I knew there’d be at least one. :smile:

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.08.09 14:52:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 16) : I actually lived in Nottingham road as a child and we saw plenty snow….so there has been more than one(snowman)

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.08.09 14:54:56 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I see Voldy says that Peter Grant might not play this weekend

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.08.09 14:55:42 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 14) : well you came and you gave without taking…

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.08.09 15:12:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 18) : yeah – Conrad Hoffman at 10? That would even things up nicely.

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.08.09 15:16:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : :razz:

    Let’s have the team now please…

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.08.09 15:18:57 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 21) : you’ll have it mere moments after I do

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.08.09 15:37:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 17) : :cool:

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.08.09 15:44:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • i once built a snow dwarf, it was about a foot tall, not enough snow to make it bigger

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.08.09 16:46:11 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 24) : At least you made an effort. :smile:

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.08.09 17:02:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sharks team has been announced, by the way :)

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.08.09 17:05:21 by robdylan Reply
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