This is your Captain Speaking(Part 2)

Written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (JJR)

Posted in :Sharks, Super 14 on 12 Mar 2010 at 15:12
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Hi there everyone, Im sitting here in Manly at our hotel and week 3 is upon us. We leave by bus for Canberra tomorrow to play the Brumbies and Im sure you are all aware of how much we need a win. Last weekend was hard for us but so to have been the previous 3 weeks. For me to sit here and write about reasons and excuses for our Waratah loss would be futile, if we want results we need to control our own destiny, keep 15 men on the field and score from opportunities we create. That being said I am happy we made good progress last week and played a game far better suited to the players we have. With this we can grow and return the pride this great franchise deserves.

As hard as the losing is for a team, this one we have has a great group of guys in it who enjoy each others company, even though the so called experts seem to think we have a rift in the camp but I suppose a lack of rugby knowledge would lead to such an assumption! Our coach, Plum, as distressed as any coach would be has been brilliant in his management of the poor start so far and these valuable yet difficult lessons learnt so far will stand him in good stead when the Sharks start to dominate again.

We head out tomorrow and have had a good stay here in Manly over the last 10 days, we split into 4 groups last night for a team dinner outing and by 9-30pm were all in the hotel lobby having a coffee together. Its amazing that of the 4 groups 3 opted for pizza and only 1 group headed for the popular Ribs and Rumps!!! It has to be said that a few of the big boys might have tucked into a second pizza but rest assured I wasn’t one of them!!!

Anyway, Im out of here, we have our off day today and the boys are resting up nicely. We are going to head to the cinema later to try see the Oscar winning Hurtlocker. We saw Blind side a few weeks ago and reckon the Beast needs to go play a little NFL!!! All the best to everyone out there and a big thank you for all the positive support you have given on the site and Twitter, much appreciated

John Smit

Originally- johnsmit.co.za


  • This was Originally Posted Yesterday. They have captains run today.

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.03.10 15:18:02 by JJR Reply
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  • ok John! Good to see this and best of luck!

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.03.10 15:18:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sounds the life !

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.03.10 15:55:11 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Hmmmmm, that second paragraph will not be so well received around here.
    I hope its true.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.03.10 16:04:22 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) : Let’s hope it’s true…..

    A few wins will do wonders to dispel those rumors.

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.03.10 16:06:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) : wouldn’t say that. We love good news.

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.03.10 16:06:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wow! the rift is actually getting bigger now! I heard there were two camps, then i heard there were 3. Now the team is split into FOUR??!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.03.10 16:15:47 by war1 Reply
    war1Super Rugby player
  • yes captain a few wins over there will do the fans good and make the supporters very proud to be a SHARK but is it not week 5 why did you say week 3 :?: :mrgreen: :smile: ;-)

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.03.10 16:16:23 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 7) : is it not one team aahhh :lol: yes i got it :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.03.10 16:18:21 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 7) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: JOKES!! Dont question my rugby knowledge now plz :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.03.10 16:19:16 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 10) : War1 are we sending our boys good luck for saturday against the brumbies think well take this one as a win hope so we need it very badly ;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.03.10 16:36:03 by Charmaine Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • @Charmaine (Comment 11) : that would be a good idea, but i think even if we had all the messages ready now, it might be too late to send to the team :sad:

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.03.10 16:40:58 by war1 Reply
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  • @Charmaine (Comment 11) : so, in a nutshell, it’s not logistically possible this week, but maybe we can try another week

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.03.10 16:43:34 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 12) : ok let me know for next week-end i think our guys need it because with all this no win is getting to them and us and they need to know we are still 1000% behind them all the wayyyy :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.03.10 16:43:38 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Charmaine (Comment 14) : im away pretty much all of next week, unfortunately

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.03.10 16:49:17 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 15) : maybe you can help me going to Sabi eatser week -end can i use there internet to log on to sharks world using my log on code other wise got make all my picks on wednesday night don’t now if the team will be known by then :sad: :smile: ;-)

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.03.10 16:54:44 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Charmaine (Comment 16) : i hav made my superbru picks for next weekend already ;-)

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.03.10 16:59:17 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 17) : ok will do that always make my pick very late on a thursday, and if the players are not playing its just to bad not going anywhere where i’m at in SB not even in FL sharks side c you are ahead of me now so good luck :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.03.10 17:03:12 by Charmaine Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • well still say
    GO SHARKS GO right behind you all make us proud and winnnn :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.03.10 19:49:27 by Charmaine Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • To display his rugby knowledge John should give us an explanation of off-side laws.
    I need to find out if one toe behind the line makes you on-side or not. :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.03.10 20:47:57 by fyndraai Reply
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  • Hey ;-) Captain bring us our first win pleeaasseeeeee we are hungry for one :mrgreen: :smile:

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.03.10 07:30:30 by Charmaine Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • GO SHARKS GO :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.03.10 08:38:42 by Charmaine Reply

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