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Sharks have front-row woes


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 8 Sep 2009 at 09:49
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Although the rugby gods would appear to be smiling on John Plumtree in some ways, when it comes to the front row, he must be wondering what he’s done to make them so angry. The Sharks look to have lost yet another prop to a potentially serious injury.

Pat Cilliers appears to have re-injured the same knee that kept him out of the game for over a year. Details are sketchy at this stage, but early indications are that the young former Michaelhouse prop will be out for at least two weeks. It’s starting to look like the number 3 jersey for the Sharks might just be cursed – its former occupant, Wiehahn Herbst, broke his ankle the week before.

Ameliorating the problem to a certain extent, Melusi Mthethwa has finally made his way back into the squad and came on for Cilliers against Boland last week. He is, however, a natural loosehead, meaning that the Sharks will have no option but to hand veteran Deon Carstens the tighthead jersey. Carstens started his career at three, but struggled in the position at test level and reinvented himself as a loosehead almost 5 years ago. Although still a capable option at Currie Cup level, it’s by no means an ideal situation having to play him there.

Young Julian Redelinghuys, the under 21 tighthead, will probably come onto the bench this week, which in itself is a blow to the junior side who, having fought their way to the top of the log, will now find their superb tight five disrupted in the run-up to a crucial clash with the second-placed Bulls.

Plumtree will see the light at the end of the tunnel, though, as John Smit, Jannie du Plessis and Beast Mtawarira should all be available to him on their return from Tri-Nations duty next week.



17 Comments

  • Ameliorating :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.09.09 09:55:25 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 1) : it means to make better :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.09.09 09:57:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • We have BRICK HARRIS!!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.09.09 09:58:25 by Morné Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 1) :

    We need to bring him to Cape Town and teach how to speak proper English again…

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.09.09 09:59:21 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 4) : Last time he was in CT he sat down for 10 minutes than ran away like a lil biotch.

    Speaking of CT when are you bringing yourself out of you lil neck of the wood?I know its a nice area and all but come now man.

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.09.09 10:04:51 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • My vocabulary has been ameliorated. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.09.09 10:05:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 3) : Speaking of Harris, he made some websites CC team of the week last week.Who woulda thunk it :!:

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.09.09 10:06:12 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Chester to make Boland die beste. :shock:

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.09.09 10:07:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 8) : Jeezaz,was there noone else?

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.09.09 10:09:27 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 9) : He must be doing it for free. Plus it can barely get any worse. :twisted:

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.09.09 10:11:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 9) : I see Mornekie is even being punted as a possible DOR at Boland :smile:

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.09.09 10:11:40 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 5) :

    Next home game I am there.

    @provincejoulekkading (Comment 11) :

    I had to turn it down. Practice times messes with my designated drinking time.

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.09.09 10:18:14 by Morné Reply
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  • Hey, welcome to the club! Even if it is for only one week. I hear with the injury to Kirsten at the Bulls, it has actually forced them into the market for a tighthead.

    Thank goodness some one saw the light! :roll: But is it too late?

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.09.09 10:31:16 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @Pink Oyster (Comment 13) : WP Nel must be hot property… bet you he ends up in blue next season.

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.09.09 11:13:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 5) : askies?

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.09.09 11:14:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 12) : :mrgreen:

    @robdylan (Comment 15) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.09.09 11:50:52 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : I can only cross my fingers and hope :|

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.09.09 11:59:35 by Pink Oyster Reply

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