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Backing Monty


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 6 Jan 2010 at 12:14
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We’ve had further confirmation today that Juan Hernandez is very unlikely to feature for the Sharks in the 2010 Super 14. Monty Dumond has now emerged as the only real flyhalf contender in the squad.

I had a chat with Monty this morning and to say that he’s excited about the opportunity in front of him would be an understatement. Playing for the Sharks has always been his first choice, but he realises that in order to progress as a player, he needs regular gametime. Quality flyhalves are thin on the ground in the South African game today and Dumond did enough during the 2009 Currie Cup to be earmarked as a real contender. After initially being overlooked for the precocious Guy Cronje, the 27 year-old flyhalf put in some strong showings, including a match-winning performance against the Bulls in Durban.

It may have been his 50-plus metre penalty against the Cheetahs, though, that prompted Naka Drotske to look at him as a potential replacement for Jacques-Louis Pogieter for the 2010 Super 14 season. Negotiations were well under way until a series of injuries brought him right back into the Sharks frame. With Ruan Pienaar and Cronje both injured, Sharks coach John Plumtree was understandably very reluctant to release Dumond, even on a loan basis. Now that Hernandez has been ruled out, any thoughts of going to the Cheetahs are way back in Dumond’s mind. “I want that number 10 jersey!” he tells me. He means the black one, of course.

The key thing, to my mind, is that whoever plays in the number 10 jersey MUST be given the opportunity to establish some continuity. While I’m all for form-based selection on the whole, the one thing we simply cannot afford to do is chop and change flyhalf all season long. Let’s give Monty our fullest support – if he can replicate his Currie Cup form in the Super 14, then we need look no further for a flyhalf.



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  • this is the last thing i want to say or think, but im afraid this is not gonna be a good year,i just cant see us winning with no back line, :sad:

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.01.10 12:54:21 by willa Reply
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  • Well, he has my support 100%. Thanks for the news Rob, it’s great to get some info on the coming season.

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.01.10 12:55:00 by Nita Reply
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  • here’s how my team would line up for the opening game:

    1 Beast
    2 Bismarck
    3 Smit (c)
    4 Sykes
    5 Muller
    6 Deysel
    7 Alberts
    8 Kankowski
    9 Kockott (assuming Pienaar crocked)
    10 Dumond
    11 Pietersen
    12 Swanepoel
    13 Murray
    14 Ndungane
    15 Terblanche
    16 Burden
    17 Carstens
    18 Mostert
    19 Daniel
    20 Mcleod
    21 Lambie
    22 Jacobs

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.01.10 12:55:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Nita (Comment 2) : you know I’m always 100% on the case! Thanks for the support.

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.01.10 12:56:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 1) : look, the horrible draw and a lack of depth at 10 are definitely very concerning. But we’ll have a MONSTER pack in 2010, that’s for sure.

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.01.10 12:57:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : i agree, they look mean,but im worried about the whole backline esp 10 and 14, and dont know if lambie is quick enough for wing?? but we do need a proper wing on the bench, dont want another cheetah semi final problem :?:

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.01.10 13:05:38 by willa Reply

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  • gee guys that backline wont strike fear into many super 14 teams hey, it lacks cutting edge! The pack is fantastic!

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.01.10 13:07:38 by Miguel Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 1) : though this may not be because of monty.

    any news on rory practising passing :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.01.10 13:12:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 6) : let’s not forget Lwazi Mvovo and Louis Ludik

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.01.10 13:20:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 8) : I think Rory will be taken down a peg or two this year

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.01.10 13:21:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : what’s up with vulindlu or was he transferred to modelling section

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.01.10 13:25:04 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 11) : injured for the second half of the CC season

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.01.10 13:28:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • We do not have a choice in the matter….so here we go: “GO MONTY, You BISCUIT!!” :grin: ;-)

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.01.10 13:34:57 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : remember that – is he not ok yet?

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.01.10 13:37:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 14) :

    Nope – you can mos see, he’s modelling at the mo.. ;-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.01.10 13:44:21 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY to Whindy :razz:

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.01.10 13:53:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : i like mvovo’s potential and high work rate

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.01.10 13:57:01 by willa Reply

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  • Why not just let Mcleod start? Sure he might not be the finished product but we`re in Sheisse anyway.

    Here`s the team I would send out . .. and then pray.

    Stefan, Odwa, Murray ( if he`s with us), Swanepoel, JP, Monty, Charl, Alberts, Deysel, Muller, Sykes, Botes, Carstens, Smitty, Beast.
    With Kankow on for Deysel / Alberts who ever gets tired first.
    Also Bismarck on for Carstens later on.
    I know you`ll crucify me for this front row but we don`t want Jannie to start right?
    Also Botes have to start. Who ever heard of going into a real competition without a fetcher, even if he isn`t on par with Brussow.
    And since the Bokke performed so much better with Smit at 2 I`d like to keep him there.

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.01.10 14:11:16 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Here`s the team I would send out . .. and then pray. :mrgreen:

    know you`ll crucify me for this front row but we don`t want Jannie to start right? Halleluja!! :grin:

    Also Botes have to start. Who ever heard of going into a real competition without a fetcher, even if he isn`t on par with Brussow.

    We need Brussouw :roll:

    And since the Bokke performed so much better with Smit at 2 I`d like to keep him there – AMEN BROTHER!! :grin:

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.01.10 14:15:41 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • I found myself watching Sharkbite during the holidays and I can tell you okes one thing, Rob’s other lovechild Craig Burden is gonna have a HUGE season this year!!!

    He looked very hungry and focused in training and he ended 2009 on a high (performance wise)

    You read it here first, on Sharksworld!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.01.10 14:47:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 20) :

    So maybe Smittie can move back to hooker, Burden can be 2IC and Bissie can go to the Lions Den??? :grin: :twisted:

    Has anyone ever thought of playing Bis on Flank or 8? Or is this a silly idea? He has a very similar build to that of Spies, not?

    (Dont crucify me if I am thinking WAY out of th ebox here! :lol: )

  • Comment 21, posted at 06.01.10 14:53:32 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 21) : i’m busy with the cross.

  • Comment 22, posted at 06.01.10 14:56:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 22) :

    WHAAATTT??? You dont think its a piece of brilliance?? :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 06.01.10 14:57:37 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 23) :

    Where’s Morras?? I am sure he will be behind me all the way with that one.. :lol:

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.01.10 14:58:15 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 23) :
    “+” that’s all I could come up for now :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 06.01.10 15:01:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 20) : I’m starting to run out of space for all these lovechildren!

  • Comment 26, posted at 06.01.10 15:15:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : set them free :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 06.01.10 15:19:52 by rekinek Reply
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  • bye for now :razz:

  • Comment 28, posted at 06.01.10 15:20:49 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) :

    Brad
    Kanko
    Burden
    Sykes
    Watson

    Anyone else?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 06.01.10 15:22:57 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : I see no Louis Ludick in your 22. I would start Ludick ahead of Odwa and Lambie

  • Comment 30, posted at 06.01.10 15:27:38 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 29) :

    Watson?? BWAHAHAHAHA :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 06.01.10 15:33:45 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 30) :

    Is he not injured?

  • Comment 32, posted at 06.01.10 15:34:57 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 31) :

    hehehe

    I thought I’d sneak him in there!! :roll:

  • Comment 33, posted at 06.01.10 15:37:36 by wpw Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 32) : I dunno??

  • Comment 34, posted at 06.01.10 15:40:18 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 34) : yes – unlikely to be fit for the first few rounds

  • Comment 35, posted at 06.01.10 15:58:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ag, I don’t mind Monty, I think he’ll be solid, and he can’t do any worse than Frans Steyn last year!

  • Comment 36, posted at 06.01.10 16:05:44 by CapeShark Reply
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  • My For the Super 14, if everyone is fit!
    15. Terreblanche
    14. Mvovo(I would risk, Odwa doesnt have the legs)
    13. Murray
    12. Swannie
    11. JP
    10. Ruan( He has potential and Rory has to play)
    9. Rory
    8. Kanko
    7. Alberts
    6. Deysel(Fetched more than Botes this season without even trying)
    5. Muller/Mostert
    4. Sykes
    3. Smit
    2. Bis
    1. Beast

    16. Burden
    17. Jannie
    18. Mostert/Muller
    19. Daniel
    20. Odwa
    21. Monty
    22. Ludik

  • Comment 37, posted at 06.01.10 16:18:04 by Miguel Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 36) : +100 :)

  • Comment 38, posted at 06.01.10 16:28:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Miguel (Comment 37) : can definitely live with that

  • Comment 39, posted at 06.01.10 16:32:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • see the lions made the biggest contract in sa history :shock:

  • Comment 40, posted at 07.01.10 07:23:54 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 40) : And that would be…????

  • Comment 41, posted at 07.01.10 08:15:29 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • Good luck to Monty.

    But seriously gents, I could have my 2 year old son play flyhalf for you this season because it would have the same effect on your backline if you do not sort out Kockett and how he hamstrings the backline.

  • Comment 42, posted at 07.01.10 08:19:10 by Morné Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 40) : Bit of a surprise. He certainly is not as good as he was and I doubt worth the money.

  • Comment 43, posted at 07.01.10 08:19:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 43) : who is it…??

  • Comment 44, posted at 07.01.10 08:22:42 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 44) : king carlos

  • Comment 45, posted at 07.01.10 08:24:26 by willa Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 42) : I agree completely…..I wouldn’t play Kockett until he proves that he can distribute the ball effectively and changes his attitude.

  • Comment 46, posted at 07.01.10 08:24:43 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 42) :

    So what you think of my “thinking out of the box” part? ;-)

  • Comment 47, posted at 07.01.10 08:26:09 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 45) : Was a fantastic player….don’t know who well he plays now….where was he playing? Wasn’t it Japan?

  • Comment 48, posted at 07.01.10 08:26:15 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 48) : he was benching for gloucester

  • Comment 49, posted at 07.01.10 08:31:51 by war1 Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 47) :

    Hey sweety I read that part but that will be like playing Schalk Brits at 8 what Rassie tried last year.

    Bissie is fast for a hooker, but too slow for a loosie.

    Smit back at 2 and captain, Bissie from the bench or he must pack his bags, those are my thoughts.

    Your first step to win the elusive Super title is to make John captain, start him in at least 8 of the 13 games and give Bissie 5 starts.

    Fail to make John captain, and I wont even get excited over the Sharks.

  • Comment 50, posted at 07.01.10 08:33:34 by Morné Reply
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  • Why isn’t JMH appearing for the Sharks? I thought his main desire was to play S14 not CC? :|

  • Comment 51, posted at 07.01.10 08:35:46 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 51) :

    He is injured…dont you READ?? :roll:

  • Comment 52, posted at 07.01.10 08:37:00 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 50) :

    Ahhh – thanks for that! :grin: I’ll skip the beer in the pub tonight!

    I agree on getting JS back to Captain and pref hooker though!

  • Comment 53, posted at 07.01.10 08:38:58 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 51) : injured :sad:

  • Comment 54, posted at 07.01.10 08:39:45 by war1 Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 52) : It says he’s “been ruled out”. Doesn’t say WHY you blerrie bokdrol!! :roll:

  • Comment 55, posted at 07.01.10 08:40:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 50) : i agree, but dont we need a flyhalf and decent goalkicker as well?

  • Comment 56, posted at 07.01.10 08:40:55 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 54) : For how long?

  • Comment 57, posted at 07.01.10 08:41:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 56) :

    You have a very decent 10 in Monty, and if you look at Ruan’s goal kicking % it is not half bad either.

    Kockett of course is also an accomplished kicker.

  • Comment 58, posted at 07.01.10 08:42:33 by Morné Reply
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  • Rob what happened to Len Olivier?

  • Comment 59, posted at 07.01.10 08:43:06 by Morné Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 57) : 6 months!!! :cry:

  • Comment 60, posted at 07.01.10 08:43:21 by war1 Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 59) : len went to montaubaun in france

  • Comment 61, posted at 07.01.10 08:44:14 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 61) :

    Pity, Len was really a shining light in a poor Valke team before he went to the Sharks.

    A sure sign to me that this kid has something which the Sharks should have invested in.

  • Comment 62, posted at 07.01.10 08:45:47 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 58) : with ruan, jmh and guy cronje out, what happens if monty is injured?

  • Comment 63, posted at 07.01.10 08:46:07 by war1 Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 62) : i dont know what happened there but he never got a chance at the sharks, but rob could tell you more

  • Comment 64, posted at 07.01.10 08:47:50 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 63) :

    My opinion?

    Play Kockett at 10…

  • Comment 65, posted at 07.01.10 08:51:06 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 59) : playing for Montabaun

  • Comment 66, posted at 07.01.10 08:52:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 65) : if he has sorted out his discipline problems, maybe

  • Comment 67, posted at 07.01.10 08:54:56 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 60) : What the hell did he do to himself??

  • Comment 68, posted at 07.01.10 08:58:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 68) : all i know its a back injury

  • Comment 69, posted at 07.01.10 08:59:44 by war1 Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 68) : if you’re not too busy with the cricket and trouble-making, try reading the rugby articles occasionally

  • Comment 70, posted at 07.01.10 09:01:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 70) : As intimated by war1, nowhere in http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2010/01/05/sharks-facing-flyhalf-crisis/ does it say how he got this injury. I think the journo who wrote that should be a little more precise in his reporting.

  • Comment 71, posted at 07.01.10 09:05:58 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 71) : maybe the journo does not know either,

  • Comment 72, posted at 07.01.10 09:10:20 by war1 Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 71) : what does it matter how he got it? He got it playing rugby. Pedant! :-)

  • Comment 73, posted at 07.01.10 09:11:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 72) : you are correct, but please don’t call me that again :-)

  • Comment 74, posted at 07.01.10 09:13:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 74) : sure thing

  • Comment 75, posted at 07.01.10 09:16:49 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 63) : Hans Scriba maybe ? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 76, posted at 07.01.10 09:42:22 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) : :smile:

  • Comment 77, posted at 07.01.10 09:49:55 by klempie Reply

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  • Does anyone else think that -> :smile: has a striking resemblance to Rob’s avatar?

  • Comment 78, posted at 07.01.10 09:54:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 76) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 79, posted at 07.01.10 10:16:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 62) : Tell that to Baldrick :-D

  • Comment 80, posted at 07.01.10 13:56:00 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • I’m sorry but if Dumond is our 1st choice 10 then we need to get used to the fact that we will not make the S14 play-offs. :sad:

  • Comment 81, posted at 08.01.10 15:42:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 65) :

    Not a bad idea at all.

  • Comment 82, posted at 08.01.10 15:44:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 81) : we will not make the play-offs, but I think it’s more because of our horrible draw and ridiculous game plan than any one player’s performance.

  • Comment 83, posted at 08.01.10 16:25:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 83) :

    Even if we had an awesome draw we would not have made the playoffs this year. For some reason i am not getting one of those “This is THE season” feelings this year. :oops:

  • Comment 84, posted at 08.01.10 16:34:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 84) : but why? I think we all have that feeling, for varying reasons… what are yours?

  • Comment 85, posted at 08.01.10 16:47:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 85) :

    There has been nothing that has jumped out at me and said, this is the thing that is gonna win the season for us.

    On the one hand maybe it is a good thing that the union has not been crowing about their prospects on the other it has failed to get the supporters swept up in a frenzy.

    Then again we haven’t really lost a major player that we can say this is going to cost us the season.

    So MAYBE just MAYBE we might actually have a good season.

  • Comment 86, posted at 08.01.10 16:57:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 86) : well, the sharks dont seem to handle high expectations very well, 2009 being a good example of this

  • Comment 87, posted at 08.01.10 17:00:35 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 87) : yes – maybe low key underdog is better.

    Must be honest, I don’t think we have one of the 4 best squads this year.

    Saders, Brumbies, Bulls, Tahs, Stormers all look better

  • Comment 88, posted at 08.01.10 17:09:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 88) :

    This might actually be the Stormers’ season, but then again for it to be their season they only need to make the Semis. :wink:

  • Comment 89, posted at 08.01.10 17:27:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 89) : tight five not good enough.

    Sharks pack and Stormers backs could do some real damage

  • Comment 90, posted at 08.01.10 17:30:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 90) :

    Stormers have a good Front row eventhough there are no BIG names in there, there scrums will be more than solid. They MAY suffer a bit in the mauls but that is about it IMO

  • Comment 91, posted at 08.01.10 17:32:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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