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Meyer tipped for Sharks return


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 15 Jan 2010 at 10:48
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The Sharks are apparently negotiating with Perpignan’s Steve Meyer to help them out in this year’s Super 14. Meyer last played for the Sharks in 2006.

The 25-year-old flyhalf is a product of Kearsney College and represented KZN at age-group and Vodacom Cup level from 2004 on. After a superb Vodacom Cup season in 2006, in which Meyer’s absence for the final proved instrumental in the Wildebeest losing to the Valke, Meyer went on to accumulate two Currie Cup caps.

One of those came in the unfortunate away loss to Griquas, as Dick Muir’s ill-fated “dual squad” system saw its ass. Meyer, along with a host of other young players, was shipped out not long afterwards.

He has since established himself at Perpignan and is apparently playing good rugby. We’ll keep you posted on any developments.



63 Comments

  • I reckon we should bring back Spedders as well

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.01.10 10:58:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Could be good for South African rugby, maybe we’ll find a gem. I did hear something about another international flyhalf being drafted in, I guess it was just a rumour?

    @robdylan (Comment 1) : Yeah, and BJ, Barritt, Butch and Frans…

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.01.10 11:20:08 by MerckZ Reply

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  • Who?

    What is Butch doing?

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.01.10 11:23:43 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @MerckZ (Comment 2) : they were looking… guess they didn’t find.

    Could be worse, could be Conrad Barnard!

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.01.10 11:34:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Loosehead (Comment 3) : trying to figure out which way his knee is supposed to bend

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.01.10 11:40:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Was having delusions of hope; thought Jonny Wilkinson would like to ply his trade in the Southern Hemisphere for a season. But I guess he’s happy (and fully contracted up to his earballs) in France…

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.01.10 11:47:48 by MerckZ Reply

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  • Hmmm…. this from Rugby365…

    Australian flyhalf Scott Daruda, who left behind a Super 14 career with Western Force last year to play for Agen, is quitting the French club after failing to hold down a regular first team spot.

    Romain Sola and Francois Gelez have been favoured by coaches Christian Lanta and Christophe Deylaud as Agen have moved to the top of the French second division.

    Daruda, 23, is a former Australian Under-19 and Under-21 international.

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.01.10 11:48:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob, I know you rate Swannie, but seeing as we’re a bit short on depth in that position, would it be worth our while to have a look-see at Grant Rees? A bit of a one-dimensional battering ram, I know, but a relatively experienced battering ram…

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.01.10 11:51:36 by MerckZ Reply

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  • I know! Why don’t the Sharks just hold onto their flyhalves when they’re youngsters?

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.01.10 11:59:44 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 8) : no pace and no hands… Sorry, not a Rees fan. A poor man’s Trevor Halstead.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.01.10 12:01:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 9) : crazy idea :-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.01.10 12:03:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 8) : where is he now anyway? Also somewhere in France?

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.01.10 12:03:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : answering my own question, Grant Rees is currently playing for Montpellier in France

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.01.10 12:10:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 8) : You are not serious, that guy give me the creeps, please no Boogeyman :cry:

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.01.10 12:11:23 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 14) : Haha, if he does that to you, imagine what he does to the opposition?

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.01.10 12:28:17 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @MerckZ (Comment 15) : never forget Morne Steyn’s face when he dropped a ball in the Bulls in-goal area, only to see Rees score at his feet :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.01.10 12:58:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 15) : He’s rugby playing gives me the creeps, the opposition will find it funny :twisted:

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.01.10 13:21:26 by Charlie Reply

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  • Hope steve comes back, it seems like spedding has been playing fullback recently but it would still be great to have him back, i wonder how many flyhalves the presence of butch james has cost the sharks

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.01.10 13:52:17 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 18) : not really butch… more like all the foreign mercs.

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.01.10 14:13:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • hallo :razz:

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.01.10 15:42:37 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 20) : it seems ive got working now :cool:

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.01.10 15:46:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 21) : well that IS good news. All has been just superbly peachy here in the last 24 hours :)

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.01.10 16:19:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 6) :

    Wilko wouldn’t last through a training session in a S14 team. He is good but he is made of brittle glass.

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.01.10 16:48:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MerckZ (Comment 6) :

    He is one odd duck and a fragile one to boot. I don’t think he would last very long in such a physical environment

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.01.10 16:54:06 by Milissa Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) :
    @Milissa (Comment 24) :
    You guys sitting next to each other? :)

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.01.10 17:00:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : an aussie shark that blonde dude who played F/H for us a few seasons back David Knott i think put me off ausie F/H’s for a while

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.01.10 17:33:22 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 26) : knox not knott my forgettery kicked in

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.01.10 17:37:04 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : there has been a lot of rumours lately, Meyer, Conrad Barnard, Butch James who is apparently in Durbs on vacation vacatiom vacatiomn vacatims apparently gutch James who hutch James who gnrad Barnard, Bt Barnaptely, Meyer, Cntely, Meyer, Cmot of rumours jrumourrrumourqrumourphere has been a khere has been a jre hapomment 22) : Tg

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.01.10 17:38:48 by Jarson (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson (X + V) (Comment 30) :

    What is with the (X+V) :razz:

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.01.10 17:45:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Comment 32, posted at 15.01.10 17:48:09 by Jarson (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson (X + V) (Comment 32) : holy shit dude… what the hell is going on?

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.01.10 17:52:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Jarson (X + V) (Comment 28) : not sure why, but that actually has me in stitches! It’s almost like you have some bizarre form of Tourette’s :)

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.01.10 17:52:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Jarson (X + V) (Comment 33) :

    Ah I see. COOL. :cool:

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.01.10 17:53:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : :razz: :oops:

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.01.10 17:53:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • im using opera mobile beta 3 and for some reason it just adds words automaticcally, right now i write and then delete the xtra letters

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  • @Jarson (X + V) (Comment 41) : ah come on… I was enjoying that :)

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  • Comment 42, posted at 15.01.10 18:34:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Bwahahahahaha
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  • Comment 43, posted at 15.01.10 18:46:53 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 43) : yes – we’ve learned that over the last 2 yeasr

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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : ok just one last time, enjoy it just one last tgk just mComment 42) : nComment 42) : m :twisted: :grin:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : :mrgreen:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : im sure you wont be amused for to long. e amused for to ke amused for to j amused for tmm sure you wont a :smile:

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  • @wpw (Comment 43) :

    And that is when you are sober. :)

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.01.10 19:13:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Thanks rob and ksa shark… NOT
    :sad:

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.01.10 19:28:55 by wpw Reply
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  • ;-) @robdylan (Comment 25) :

    Nah..great minds just think alike

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.01.10 19:48:33 by Milissa Reply

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  • @Milissa (Comment 50) : you watch top 14, right? You seen anything of Meyer?

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.01.10 21:09:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Not too much but,USAP has an HCup game this weekend and he’s been named to start, so I’ll try to catch it live or one of the replays to take a better look at him.

    USAP were the French champs last year and that is definitely not an easy feat to achieve w/o a consistent and in form pairing at 9 & 10. Aside from being rather perturbed that Toulouse didn’t make it to the final last year, I do remember being impressed that USAP made it to the top of the heap.

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.01.10 22:51:43 by Milissa Reply

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  • @Jarson (X + V) (Comment 28) :
    @Jarson (X + V) (Comment 29) :
    @Jarson (X + V) (Comment 32) :
    I cant stop laughing! :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.01.10 19:08:56 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 53) : funny, Innit? I had the same reaction

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.01.10 19:20:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • I am going to be clever this year and wait until the last moment for the teams to be announced.

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.01.10 20:13:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • happy birthday PB. Hope you had a wonderful day :razz:

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.01.10 20:14:46 by rekinek Reply
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  • Here’s an interesting little comment that was made on Rugby 365.

    “Hernadez is not injured , he is in perfect health , he ducked to Argentina with his girlfreind , the conumdrum the Sharks are sitting with is , do you take him back or do you fire him or do you take him back , from an employers view ” chase him ” from an Sharks point of view we need him , although Monty Dummond had n brilliant C/C maybe he need’s another chance .
    But info is the Sharks dont want him back .
    This is an very difficult decision if it was me i will forgive and forget . But also discipline is an factor ?. Lionel Pretorius”

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.01.10 17:42:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steve Meyer was gaga today against Northanpton, was he actually on the park, also see a few glimpses of former Cheetah flyer, Phillip Burger.

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.01.10 19:25:48 by Charlie Reply

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  • the more cover at ten the better. we all saw last year how kak the sharks were when they tried to put a fullback at 10. i reckon monty deserves a chance. let monty start, with ruan inside him, if he is looking shaky, you can always sub him. but i was impressed with his cc form. it shows the value of keeping players match fit. look at how kak he was when he was expected to just step in at the end of last years s14, but after a few games he showed great form.

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.01.10 07:40:33 by try time Reply

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  • I`m with Try time here, Give Monty a Chance!

    He wasn`t bad in cc last year.

    Since Ruan is injured though who will they play at 9? Hopefully Charl.

    There`s always Lambie as well. Young and too small now I know but he`ll improve, just like Monty did.

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.01.10 10:06:23 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Watched Meyer over the weekend and was not impressed. Missed a penalty kick, was yellow carded and then pulled in the 47th minute of the second half. I felt like he was just going through the motions of playing instead of playing to make an impact for his team.

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.01.10 17:43:24 by Milissa Reply

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  • @Milissa (Comment 61) : oops. Maybe he cooked his goose with that performance.

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.01.10 18:31:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hehehe, funny to see this knowing what we know now…hectic

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