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Looking to Lambie


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 21 Jan 2010 at 10:47
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Some developments on the flyhalf front. This is becoming a daily event! Hugh-Reece Edwards has confirmed in an interview that Pat Lambie will be given a chance to play flyhalf during the upcoming friendly series between the Sharks, Stormers and Western Force in Cape Town.

Recent info would suggest that Glen Jackson is now very unlikely to join the Sharks, with the coaching staff following the (to my mind) sensible route of backing the guys already in the squad. Steve Meyer remains very much in the picture, but for now, it’s Monty Dumond and Lambie who’ll be tested in the number 10 jersey.

The 19-year-old made his name playing flyhalf for Michaelhouse at age-group level, before being moved to fullback in his standard 9 year. Guy Cronjé was preferred at pivot in that team. The following year, Lambie remained at fullback, having made the position his own. He once again excelled for the Sharks under 21 side last year in the number 15 jersey and proved an astute reader of the game, not to mention a deadly place-kicker.

In his only senior Sharks appearance, he come off the bench to fill in at outside centre against the Leopards and showed a promising ability to break the line. Reece-Edwards feels that he has all the necessary attributes to make a successful return to flyhalf, not least of which is the mature head on his shoulders.

My feeling is that in Dumond, Lambie and hopefully Meyer, the Sharks should have enough flyhalf options to get us through the Super 14 without having to force Ruan Pienaar to do anything he doesn’t want to do. Although I’m sure Lambie will emerge as our most promising newcomer this year, don’t be too surprised if Dumond is the guy emerging with the gong labelled “Most Improved”.



27 Comments

  • it seems like the depth problems of last year are being sorted, well . . . it will be fantastic when the alberts and ludik situation has been resolved

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.01.10 10:54:24 by war1 Reply
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  • Like the Article Rob. Most people when they here 19 year old at flyhalf they immediately think, no way. Will be too erratic and make silly mistakes due to inexperience. But, patty as you said is seriously calm and focused when he plays rugby, sure he will be nervous now and then, but it does not effect the fact that he makes very little mistakes, especially concerning the basics.

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.01.10 10:56:07 by JJR Reply
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  • here=hear

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.01.10 10:56:35 by JJR Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 1) : even without Alberts we have guys in the wider squad that are big and skillful enough to do a job at 7 or 8. We just need to back them.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.01.10 10:59:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • And i thought the Stormers were the only ones ‘talking up’ their youngsters… :shock: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.01.10 11:03:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : which youngsters are you talking up again?

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.01.10 11:09:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : I mean, I thought you sent all your youngsters away :)

    Thanks for Kieran Goss, BTW.

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.01.10 11:09:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : true that, still we need to back willem as a sharks player, while giving the youngster playing opportunities, team selection will be very difficult this year balancing contintuity and depth.

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.01.10 11:10:30 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Are there some big guys that we might have forgotten about? For me alberts is key, because Deysel sometimes plays way to much, with alberts hopfully both will be in good crash balling mood throughout the season.

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.01.10 11:11:34 by JJR Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :

    Tiger Bax dude. The new ‘Robbie Fleck’

    WILL be a Springbok on the EOYT.. get with the programme dude!! :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.01.10 11:12:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 9) : Rhodes looked good in the CC. Downey never got a chance to show what he can do. Let’s hope he doesn’t end up showing us while playing for the Blues next year…

    Nqubeko Zulu, Luvo Lusaseni… Jacques Potgieter is good enough to be training with the Stormers, yet had to leave Durbs because he couldn’t get a look-in. Ditto Thabo Mamojele.

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.01.10 11:18:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : Robbie Fleck…..doesn’t ring a bell ;-) Was he any good?

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.01.10 11:18:48 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : wha’ever.

    He makes Lambie look like a giant

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.01.10 11:19:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 12) :

    Ask Taine Randall :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.01.10 11:40:08 by wpw Reply
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  • Most sensible decision from the Sharks in a while, and is it a surprise the call seemed to come from Reece-Edwards???

    You guys still doubt his value?

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.01.10 11:43:22 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 15) : Reece knows his stuff just got the job at the wrong time!! I have not seen this lambie play but obviously he must be alright!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.01.10 11:58:37 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 12) : @wpw (Comment 14) :
    Better still, ask Deon Keyser. :oops: :razz:

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.01.10 12:20:12 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) : He is a legend :oops:

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.01.10 12:24:58 by Whindy Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Who,Tiger Bax or Robbie Fleck.
    Personally, at the moment, would stay far away from anyone called ‘Tiger’

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.01.10 12:46:33 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 19) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.01.10 13:16:55 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) :

    Was waiting for that one!!! ;-)

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.01.10 13:21:15 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 21) :
    One of my most absolute favouritist rugby moments. Sorry Fleckie, and wpw.

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.01.10 13:37:29 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 22) :

    Mine was that Bryan Habana try in 2007… :twisted:

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.01.10 14:04:10 by Morné Reply
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  • I see that the conjecure is now over re Meyer
    Perpignan – South African flyhalf Steve Meyer is to leave French champions Perpignan and return home to play for the Sharks, club president Paul Goze announced on Thursday.

    The 25-year-old will join the Durban-based club next week in time to prepare for the new Super 14 season.

    Meyer left the Sharks in 2006 to play for Perpignan but his time in France has been troubled by injuries sidelining him for months

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.01.10 14:05:57 by Ragged Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) : hehehehehehe :cool:

    @Morné (Comment 23) : Very nasty :evil:

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.01.10 14:08:32 by Pokkel (can't wait for the S14 to start) Reply
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  • @Pokkel (can’t wait for the S14 to start) (Comment 25) :

    He left himself open for that!!! :grin:

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.01.10 14:13:34 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 23) :

    hehehehe :cool:

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.01.10 14:13:49 by wpw Reply
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