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What’s BJ Botha’s plan?


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks on 4 Feb 2010 at 21:23
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His name is Brendon James Botha and he’s probably the best tighthead in South Africa. Or out of South Africa and therein, at least for the time being, lies the problem…

You see, Bok coach Peter de Villiers doesn’t like picking overseas-based players. When both Botha and CJ van der Linde decided, more-or-less simultaneously, to move over to Ireland in 2008, it set into motion a sequence of events that saw Bok skipper John Smit hastily retreaded into a makeshift tighthead, a move that has enjoyed mixed success. Backed into a corner on last year’s European tour, de Villiers duly recalled Botha to his squad and the player quickly proved his worth, adding stability to an ailing Bok scrum.

That, of course, is where the speculation started. What would Botha do now? For that matter, what would de Villiers do? Would the coach continue to pick the player, thus breaking his own “local only” rule? Would the player seek an immediate return to South Africa to boost his chances of selection for the Boks? The second option seemed on the cards, with Botha spotted in Durban over the Christmas period, but was quickly quashed by the Ulster management. Botha would not be released before his contract was up, at the end of the current European season.

Since then, though, we have seen a number of articles and reports coming out of Belfast indicating that Botha intends to stay there – in fact, the affable prop’s presence being cited as one of Johann Muller’s reasons for deciding to make Ravenhill his home after the current Super 14 season. Although there has been no official announcement that Botha has put pen to paper, I’ll admit my own hopes were fading fast.

Writing in his regular column on iAfrica.com today, however, BJ had the following to say: ” …the World Cup next year will have a big influence on their decisions. The guys who believe that they can still make it will inevitably look at returning, while the guys who have been over here for a while will want to continue building their careers and make the most of it. For me personally, my goal is to be involved in the World Cup. I was lucky enough last year to have an opportunity to be back with the Springboks and hopefully if I keep my head down and do the hard work I will get that opportunity again. I was injured during the 2007 World Cup and if I got the call to go back I wouldn’t think twice about taking it. ”

Interesting indeed. I take that as a very clear message from Botha to the SA Rugby (and Sharks) management that he is up for grabs and would jump at the opportunity to return to South Africa and fight his way into contention for the 2011 World Cup team. BJ’s a Sharks boy through and through and still has strong family links to Durban. Surely this must be a very good indication that BJ Botha will be return to the Sharks as soon as his current Ulster contract is up?

Come on home, BJ. You’ve been away too long!



124 Comments

  • Well the Cheetahs won’t sign him as we have the next best thing in WP Nel!
    [and we can't afford BJ, but that is not the point]

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.02.10 06:44:39 by Loosehead Reply
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  • Would be great to have BJ back. Now we just need Jean and Frans Verstaan back and we’re good to go!! :cool:

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.02.10 07:09:57 by wpw Reply
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  • if BJ does not return to SA it will be a huge inditement of PDV and the Sharks Management. Without him and CJ we will be lined up come scrum time by every nation in WC 2011.

    Come on PDV, Straueli, wake up. BJ is throwing huge hints…..make the call!

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.02.10 08:02:58 by grant10 Reply

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  • Maybe BJ was in Durban, not to throw a hint that wants to come back, but to throw out the bait and lure a view of our Sharkies back to Ulster with him?

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.02.10 08:27:21 by rhineshark Reply

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  • BJ come back, my BJ lies over the ocean :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.02.10 08:29:15 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Got my dstv yesterday. :razz: So when and where is the rugga shows on, is Sharkbite still on?

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.02.10 08:31:46 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Thanks for the article Rob. I posed the question yesterday as to what would happen if BJ should return, and decided not to give it another thought due to the problem we will have come selection time. I would however love to see him in SA not only for the Sharks sake but more importantly for the Boks. He made a clear impact in last year’s EOYT and that should serve as a wake up call to SA Rugby that we have a problem at TH.

    O well let’s wait and see what happens after the European season.

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.02.10 08:32:06 by Farlington Reply

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  • But do we have enough money left in the till to get BJ back? Aren’t we still paying off our JMH bill?

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.02.10 08:36:31 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Any new news on the Ludik, Alberts circus?

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.02.10 08:40:25 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 8) : I’m sure The Sharks will be able to afford BJ. Besides the RWC will be more of a reason to return then money.

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.02.10 08:47:09 by Farlington Reply

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  • @Farlington (Comment 10) : ;-) That will haver to be the case, because we won’t win another RWC with Barney at TH.

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.02.10 08:52:48 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 6) : All out rugby – Every Sunday at 16:00 on m-net; SuperRugby – Every Monday at 20:30 on kyknet; Boots & All – every Thursday at 20:30 on SS1. SharkBite is kinda a hit and mis, I still havnt figured out exactly when the new episodes are aired, I think you’ll find a schedule on Sharksrugby.co.za.

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.02.10 08:52:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • On the Afrikaans rugby show on Monday night PDivvy spoke about WHEN BJ returns.

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.02.10 08:55:30 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • Rob, is there no way to edit a post. Bloody grammar and spelling mistakes are annoying.

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.02.10 08:55:31 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 14) : :lol: I hate it when that happens.

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.02.10 08:59:18 by Farlington Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : Thanx, and welcome to the site :smile:

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.02.10 09:05:55 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : so who is the loser that needs to be fired? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.02.10 09:06:53 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 17) : Well, it originaly was Straeuli, but I’m waiting to get some more confirmation on who the real problem is at the Sharks….so I’ll resrve my name untill further notice.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.02.10 09:10:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • B.t.w, is player acquizition now the sole responsibility of Straeuli? And if so, wonder if he’ll be bright enough to get BJ back….doubt it.

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.02.10 09:11:58 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 19) : I’m wondering the same thing, but I guess money plays a huge part in recruitment.

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.02.10 09:16:04 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Can’t we buy the Stormers’ buyer? He seems to have got it just about right ;-) .

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.02.10 09:30:12 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) :
    SharksRugby posts schedudes of Shraksbite at the end of the month for that month :roll:

    last time I checked they still had Decemebr.
    Though it usually is befor sharks games.

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.02.10 09:33:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 21) : we need the Stormers’ banker rather

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.02.10 09:33:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : :smile: Yeah, OK – let’s buy both.

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.02.10 09:38:44 by rhineshark Reply

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  • you guys are missing the elephant in the room. the du plessis brothers are just accepting john smits return as long as he spends most time at 3, now you want to bring back another 3. thats a fox in a hen house. oh bj and smit or bis and jannie. i think i know my choice, whats yours?

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.02.10 09:39:58 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 25) : i’m bit fed up with the brothers or rather talk about them. wonder how much of these speculations about them being such primadonnas is actually truth. poor guys probably say nothing at all :roll:

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.02.10 09:46:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 25) : Cant we have bj, smit and bis…jannie, not that hot.

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.02.10 09:48:05 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 25) : Please let’s not do this again. My head is starting to hurt already.

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.02.10 10:02:56 by Farlington Reply

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  • @Farlington (Comment 28) : A BJ might help ;-)

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.02.10 10:03:54 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 14) : I can edit posts just fine… :)

    Ok, let me look into it for ya :)

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.02.10 10:04:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : Wilkommen! I assume you’re “FireStraeuli” over on Voldy?

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.02.10 10:04:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : How does one edit a post?

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.02.10 10:05:34 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : Yep, the one and only…time to flood the comments here, at least we mostly speak the same language here…lol

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.02.10 10:11:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 32) : 1st you need admin rights :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.02.10 10:13:31 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 32) : one has admin rights :mrgreen:
    and the seconds (ie us the lowly) don’t ;-)

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.02.10 10:14:54 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 26) : then why is there a clause in the contract? i don’t care about anything else as long as they play well (and that includes being a good team mate). but from a administrators side he has to weigh up is it worth buying one player at the risk of losing two?

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.02.10 10:17:09 by try time Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 33) : as long as I still have your vote for Sharks coach :)

    Actually, I reckon CEO is probably a better fit for me.

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.02.10 10:19:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 35) : your favourite admin has found a nice plugin that will enable you to edit your own comment, for a limited time after submission.

    Should I install it here?

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.02.10 10:20:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 36) : but is there this clause in the contract? This is what I am interested in or is it just a speculation.

    to be honest as long as they play well and most importantly better than any other candidate for the position – give them what they want.

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.02.10 10:21:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 26) : maybe they’re not prima donnas by they’re certainly a bit hooligan-ish…did you see jannie in the stormers pre-season game? Vloeking people…i somer despised him right there, the pap snoek!

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.02.10 10:21:40 by Megatron Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : i am all for trying out new things :cool:

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.02.10 10:23:54 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : not a bad idea. especially for plonkers like me that forget the negative and it makes the sentence totaaly the opposite of what i said. not. see what i mean. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.02.10 10:25:50 by try time Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 35) : Aaah – I see. Time for a revolution then. Where’s Che when you need him…

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.02.10 10:26:33 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 39) : what does that say to the other players in the team?, all pigs are equal but some more than others.

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.02.10 10:27:09 by try time Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 40) : so you didn’t see the Stormers oke put a finger in Jannie’s eye?

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.02.10 10:27:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 40) : yeah jannie is a bit hot headed and is a liability to the team. bis keeps his temper in check 98% of the time and plays a really good game. but jannie is starting to get on my tits. :mrgreen: with the new reffing of the laws you cannot have players losing possession due to ill behaviour.

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.02.10 10:31:23 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 44) : the better the pig plays the more equal the big is.

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.02.10 10:31:31 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : Yes please. Will make some of us look more intelligent ;-)

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.02.10 10:32:16 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : the ref might not either and we have seen many players that react get penalised more in the game than the transgressors. the transgressors might get cited, but that doesn’t help the team that loses because their player reacted to the transgressor and gave away the penalty.

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.02.10 10:34:37 by try time Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 47) : :oops:
    … the more equal the pig (not big) is.

    Rob, where is this plug-in :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.02.10 10:35:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 48) : ok… need a bit of time to get it working right… you’ll have it in the next few days

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.02.10 10:37:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 47) : what if there are two pigs and ones more of a pig than the other? but you can’t split the pigs up? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.02.10 10:37:47 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 25) : @rekinek (Comment 26) : I would rather have John at 2 and captain and BJ than 2 X Du Plessis brothers. There are actually 2 players we have no choice but to get back for 2011. BJ Botha and Jean de Villiers. KEY to 2011 success. The rest is all good. Except 15? Who will be Springbok 15 this year?? ZK?

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.02.10 10:37:52 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) : Thanks, Herr Dylan!

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.02.10 10:39:44 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 53) : please not zane no brain. he is shocking. we have a whole s14 to find a suitable alternative.

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.02.10 10:40:57 by try time Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 53) : Please not ZK, I quite fancy Joe Peterson, he’ll be hot merchandise after this S14 I guarantee you….ZK is okay for Bulls, but sucked piles when he played for the Boks.

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.02.10 10:41:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 54) : its him dylan. i know he acts like a chick now and then but… :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.02.10 10:41:42 by try time Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 56) : don’t let ksa hear you say that. he shot me down a year ago when i said that. :lol:

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.02.10 10:42:30 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 52) : you measure and weigh the pigs using exactly the same criteria, thereafter the data is captured and analysed in depth by a dedicated software

    the outcome is a hypothetical average pig which you multiply by two and add the additional pig factor divided by two. easy :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.02.10 10:43:42 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 59) : HAHAHAHAHAHA, I love that pig equation…LOL

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.02.10 10:46:38 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 58) : shouldn’t it be firetheloser? where is rob’s edit plugin? :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.02.10 10:46:56 by try time Reply

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  • Oi OI, Blitzies vs. NZ next, be back shortly…GO BLITZIES

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.02.10 10:47:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 59) : so basically the both pigs must earn their bacon or be it :?:

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.02.10 10:47:53 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 61) : damn i also need that plugin :oops: i replied to myself instead of firethelooser. doh.

  • Comment 64, posted at 05.02.10 10:48:49 by try time Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 56) : isn’t it Joe Pietersen’s first S14 ?
    I would like to see how he goes. He’s a good kicker but a bit worried about his size on international arena. don’t even want to think about some luaki or o’soialo running over him.

  • Comment 65, posted at 05.02.10 10:51:35 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 65) : you worried about his size. so i take it you don’t mind the sharks buying dollie. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.02.10 10:55:39 by try time Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 60) : ;-)

    @try time (Comment 63) : i shall ponder a bit before answering. the straight answer is yes, but the “pig equation” has a team factor built in so the more equal pig earns more bacon so to speak.

    @try time (Comment 66) : i assume that was a rhetorical question :mrgreen:

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.02.10 11:02:26 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 67) : and don’t forget to have pi in your equation. a pork pi is a serious factor in the answer.

    and yes it was rhetorical.

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.02.10 11:05:11 by try time Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 62) : Blitzies blitzed 19-7 by the AB’s.

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.02.10 11:17:16 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 65) : 2nd

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.02.10 11:34:37 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @robdylan. I would say that I’m in desperate need of that plug-in. :mrgreen: esperate need nesperate need mbdylan. I would saxbdylan. I would saw

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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 71) : I see mrgreen is missing a tooth :oops: issing a tooth :nissing a tooth :missing a tooth :rissing a tooth :qissing a tooth :pgreen is missim (Comment 71) : I sd

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  • @rekinek (Comment 65) :
    Joe Pietersen played some Super 14 last year- he was not great and got a lot of stick from WP fans. With Jantjes injured he got more game time and really started playing well in the CC.

  • Comment 73, posted at 05.02.10 11:40:57 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 53) : 15 this year is open If Conrad can regain form maybe was not impressed with Kirshner last year but it was who else Oom is past it so we are left with Earl the Pearl or ? hopefully one of Ludik or Viljoen will rise to the occasion. But cos he is with the bok backline coach Earl the Pear must have foot on the first rung of the ladder

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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 71) : Ja plies man. Whe jus cant kiep goieng lik dis.

  • Comment 75, posted at 05.02.10 11:48:47 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @Fattmann (Comment 74) : wouldn’t that just set the cat amongst the pigeons? :)

    I predict we’ll see a very different Earl Rose this season, though. Dick will bring the best out of him.

  • Comment 76, posted at 05.02.10 11:49:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 76) : i think he has talent.

  • Comment 77, posted at 05.02.10 11:52:49 by rekinek Reply
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  • Bleeding Blitzies…now that’s a pie in the sky, them beating NZ in nz two years in a row….cotch

  • Comment 78, posted at 05.02.10 11:53:07 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 73) : why are you called Celluloid?

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 75) : hit a bit of a snag… the plug-in works like a charm on the dev server, but for some reason bombs out on the test server. And since the test server is pretty much an exact copy of the live one, it’s unlikely to work here either unless I can figure out what the problem is.

    Sigh. Give me a few days

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  • @rekinek (Comment 79) :
    Im not really sure, I think because it rhythms with Salmonid. I greeted Megatron with Hello sunshine and from then on Ive been celluloid.

  • Comment 81, posted at 05.02.10 12:13:02 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 81) :
    Eish where that editing tool, Salmonid should be Salmonoid.

  • Comment 82, posted at 05.02.10 12:14:08 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 81) : according to wiki

    “Celluloid is the name of a class of compounds created from nitrocellulose and camphor, plus dyes and other agents. Generally regarded to be the first thermoplastic, it was first created as Parkesine in 1856 and as Xylonite in 1869 before being registered as Celluloid in 1870. Celluloid is easily molded and shaped, and it was first widely used as an ivory replacement. Celluloid is highly flammable and also easily decomposes, and is no longer widely used. Its most common uses today are in table tennis balls and guitar picks.”

  • Comment 83, posted at 05.02.10 12:25:34 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 82) : same source again

    “Salmonids or Salmonidae is a family of ray-finned fish, the only living family currently placed in the order Salmoniformes. It includes salmon, trout, chars, freshwater whitefishes and graylings. The Atlantic salmon and trout of genus Salmo give the family and order their names.”

    google such a dangerous thing :roll:

  • Comment 84, posted at 05.02.10 12:32:06 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 83) :
    Highly flammable….hmmmmm, maybe there’s something in this name.

    @rekinek (Comment 84) : Im the trout part.

  • Comment 85, posted at 05.02.10 12:37:52 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 84) :
    I googled Rekinek, the first 2 entries weree Polish but the next 2 were linked to Sharksworld. :cool:
    Rob can give you admin rights for upping his profile amongst shark loving Poles.

  • Comment 86, posted at 05.02.10 12:47:05 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 80) : Thanks Rob.

  • Comment 87, posted at 05.02.10 12:53:43 by rhineshark Reply

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  • In related news, on the Sky Rugby Club last night, it was confirmed that 24 yearold Northampton Saints lock is returning to the Bulls.

    Seems the Bulls and Bok management are looking to groom replacements for Vic and Bakkies.

    Kruger has been playing magnificent rugby for Saints btw.
    Would pen an article but too lazy to do the research. It is Friday after all.

  • Comment 88, posted at 05.02.10 12:54:33 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 86) : And guess what? The Polish rekinek is a Shark fan! :mrgreen:

    http://video.interia.pl/obejrzyj,film,51827,sortuj,sm,st,60879,pozycja,3,rekinek

  • Comment 89, posted at 05.02.10 12:55:40 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 86) : try
    Scyliorhinus canicula – that’s apparently my latin name

  • Comment 90, posted at 05.02.10 12:56:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 88) : dude, I don’t think the day of the week really has much effect :)

  • Comment 91, posted at 05.02.10 13:11:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 90) :
    Common Names: Lesser spotted catshark, Lesser spotted dogfish, Smallspotted catshark/dogfish.
    Behavior: Remains motionless during the day and hunts actively at night.

  • Comment 92, posted at 05.02.10 13:14:57 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 89) : ;-)

  • Comment 93, posted at 05.02.10 13:17:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : @robdylan (Comment 45) : ja, that’s what he said, i didn’t see any of that, the ref didn’t either and nobody was cited!

    Jannie Dup: “jy het my oor gekrap, p*es!”

    Very classy!

  • Comment 94, posted at 05.02.10 13:24:04 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 92) : sounds just like the sharks we support.

  • Comment 95, posted at 05.02.10 13:25:11 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 95) : :lol:

  • Comment 96, posted at 05.02.10 13:43:44 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 94) :
    You cant seriously be ecpecting “classy” from a frontrower in the heat of a game, especially one who has just had his eye gouged.

  • Comment 97, posted at 05.02.10 13:49:16 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 94) :

    “oog” and “oor” are two very different things.

  • Comment 98, posted at 05.02.10 13:51:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 98) : :lol: Even I knew that, a soutie born and bred in Durban, and living in the US since 1976 :razz:

  • Comment 99, posted at 05.02.10 14:02:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 98) : yes it is worrying that jannie gets that wrong. especially if you are one of his patients. :lol:

  • Comment 100, posted at 05.02.10 14:03:16 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 91) :

    Thats what your sister said.

  • Comment 101, posted at 05.02.10 14:05:56 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 101) : :-)

  • Comment 102, posted at 05.02.10 14:18:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 100) : No really, you must go see an ENT, your eyesight is terrible! :lol:

  • Comment 103, posted at 05.02.10 14:22:17 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 98) : my bad, my afrikaans is k@k…

  • Comment 104, posted at 05.02.10 14:27:20 by Megatron Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 98) : isn’t gauging both painful? :twisted:

  • Comment 105, posted at 05.02.10 14:41:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 105) : Shouldn’t be, gauging is defined as obtaining a measurement for. Seems that measuring either should not be painful. :wink: :lol:

    Gouging, now that is painful! :lol:

  • Comment 106, posted at 05.02.10 14:53:41 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 106) : let me repeat after Megatron “my bad, my English is ….” :lol:

  • Comment 107, posted at 05.02.10 14:57:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 107) : :lol: actually it would be funny to see Jannie running around the field with a caliper measuring all the opponents ears. :grin:

    Besides Jannie did not gouge anyone’s eyes, he saw the player had something in his eye, and since he has taken the Hippocratic Oath, he had no choice but to treat the oke. He was simply attempting to remove the foreign object from the player’s eye. Can you imagine Jannie’s surprise when he realized the foreign object in the oke’s eye was actually Jannie’s finger. :lol:

  • Comment 108, posted at 05.02.10 15:00:10 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 108) : I was quite sure that there was a perfectly reasonable explanation to this incident.

    Poor Jannie :roll:

  • Comment 109, posted at 05.02.10 15:04:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 109) : Ja well you know, once you become a medical doctor, it is a lifetime commitment, you can’t just stop being a doctor. :lol:

  • Comment 110, posted at 05.02.10 15:06:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 108) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 111, posted at 05.02.10 15:07:07 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 111) : We are always so quick to impose ulterior motives when a player appears to transgress. Jannie was just giving the oke a free eye exam. The oke should be thanking Jannie, he probably saved him hundreds of rand by not having to go to an eye doctor. :lol:

  • Comment 112, posted at 05.02.10 15:10:34 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 110) : i can imagine. it must be very difficult for him to refrain himself from treating referees.

  • Comment 113, posted at 05.02.10 15:11:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 112) : As long as he does not perform a manual prostate exam, we should be alright. :shock: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 114, posted at 05.02.10 15:12:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 112) : :mrgreen:
    exactly – you never know how cash strapped these Province okes are.

  • Comment 115, posted at 05.02.10 15:13:31 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 113) : And referees tend to be an unhealthy lot, needing all kinds of treatment for their ailments! :lol:

  • Comment 116, posted at 05.02.10 15:13:56 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 115) : Ag they would just rather spend their money on the night clubs than their health. :lol:

  • Comment 117, posted at 05.02.10 15:14:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 112) : well with what he said, i thought he was a gynae. :lol:

  • Comment 118, posted at 05.02.10 15:15:24 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 118) : better that than a proctologist! :lol:

  • Comment 119, posted at 05.02.10 15:16:24 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 119) : it has been fun, but now i need to go pour myself a singleton. chat soon. have a great weekend all and sundry sundry and all.

  • Comment 120, posted at 05.02.10 15:22:18 by try time Reply

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  • Cheers Try Time. I have to go myself, get an hour on the bike before this storm starts.

  • Comment 121, posted at 05.02.10 15:23:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 120) : cheers

    @Dancing Bear (Comment 121) : and cheers again

    that was fun – chatta soon

  • Comment 122, posted at 05.02.10 15:32:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • Hello Everyone. First time here on Sharks world.

    Thanks Rob for sorting that out. Not sure what was going on yesterday when I registered. No matter what it just kept saying wrong user name.

    Well I do hope that BJ comes back to the Sharks. Yes, he is a Sharks and Durbs boy through and through. Also has a home still in Durbs. So hoping WP don’t get him before we do :smile:

    We will no doubt have a problem with the Dup Brothers but hoping that they can be mature about this if BJ comes back to the Sharks. JdP can go to WP how is that?? :razz: We should also sign JdV..haha. Heard he wants to come home. Our cheque book should be out already.

    Good to be here with all you Shark Supporters.

  • Comment 123, posted at 05.02.10 18:18:29 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 123) : really glad to see you here. Hope you’ll be at home.

  • Comment 124, posted at 05.02.10 19:00:26 by robdylan Reply
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