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Congrats, Al


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 20 May 2010 at 00:35
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Sharksworld has been led to believe that Alistair Hargreaves has been called up to the Barbarians squad to take on England at Twickenham next Saturday.

The lanky lock, a South African age-group captain, made his debut for the Boks midweek side on last season’s European tour, but will presumably play the role of the traditional uncapped player in the Baabaas squad, since he is yet to play in a test match for South Africa.

Hargreaves’s selection comes on the back of some very solid outings for the Sharks in this year’s Super 14 since being called in to replace Johann Muller in the number 5 shirt. Surely a full test cap can’t be too far away, particularly with the Bulls and Stormers players set to miss out on the test series against Wales?

Whatever the future holds, we’d like to congratulate Alistair on a marvellous achievement.



40 Comments

  • I’m really pleased for him! Well done Al!
    Hope you get your Bok cap soon!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.05.10 02:21:04 by wpw Reply
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  • And this is what happens when a player is managed properly and brought through the ranks gradually.

    I’m really chuffed for the guy.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.05.10 06:15:32 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • congrats – a bit of extra experience.

    is this game gonna be televised?

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.05.10 07:39:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • Great honour Al…Congrats

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.05.10 08:25:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Great feather in the cap. Well done, boet!

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.05.10 08:54:08 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Nice – How old is this dude?

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.05.10 09:13:03 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • It don’t impress-a me-a much…

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.05.10 09:15:49 by Ice Reply
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  • Well done boykie

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.05.10 09:18:26 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 7) : Tough to please eh :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.05.10 09:18:45 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 7) :

    Whatever Shania!! :twisted:

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.05.10 09:21:02 by wpw Reply
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  • Yes, congrats…he really deserves it and I hope he’ll stay with the Sharks for a long time and take over a leadership role soon.

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.05.10 09:32:53 by Letgo Reply
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  • Fantastic young talent this guy. Great 2nd row depth developing with Klein Flip and Al starting to make their mark this year behind the man Andries Bekker.

    And we still have the ou manne, Victor, Bakkies and Daniesaurous.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.05.10 09:37:37 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • Al to captain after JS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.05.10 09:37:49 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • I want to come back to Injured Pretorius (or is it Andre). They must really warn us , if management is starting to loose their minds before we buy season tickets!!!!!!! We will have a new flyhalve then for next years S14 or is it nou 15. Why do we not use the CC to train a team for S14/15?

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.05.10 09:49:51 by Stef Reply

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  • He must be our next Sharks and maybe Bok Captain.

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.05.10 09:50:51 by Uli Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 6) : he’ll be 24 this year

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.05.10 09:57:26 by war1 Reply
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  • awesome. Good luck Al.

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.05.10 10:01:04 by billy Reply

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  • Are there not a few uncapped members of the side !

    I understand that if you play for the A team you cannot be poached does the same apply if you play for the mid week Boks.

    If not he may be playing for the other side at HQ fairly soon !

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.05.10 10:26:31 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 15) : He’s not that good is he :?:

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.05.10 10:27:11 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 19) :
    As far as I know he is…
    We will have to wait and see…
    there must be a reason for him going on bok tour last year after not playing one game for the Sharks currie cup team. Sounds like a John Smit to me.

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.05.10 10:39:14 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 20) :

    Interesting call…..he has done a Great Job this year !

    Jury must still be out i guess….great stage to make an impact on !

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.05.10 10:43:19 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 19) :Nope

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.05.10 11:15:28 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 22) :

    He wasn’t even included on the Sharks original tour during the Super 14 was he…..wasn’t he a late replacement.

    Did well on tour though !

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.05.10 11:19:13 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Stef (Comment 14) : Because as you said, management has lost their minds… I don’t know what AP will do for the Sharks future, but I know it’s not good.

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.05.10 11:49:28 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 23) : He was injured and needed gametime…it paid of…also Muller and Sykes was seen as the senior combo and as long as they both stayed AL would have had a hard time to make the 15. He’s still young though 23 I think, and learning everyday…he’ll have plenty more good games for the Sharks.

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.05.10 11:55:09 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 25) :

    Looks a good young prospect one of many to surface during this Super 14.

    Unfortunately most come from Australia :evil:

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.05.10 12:12:51 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Nice to see his hard work has paid off.

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.05.10 13:37:50 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 26) : He’s from Australia????

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.05.10 14:30:39 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 28) : Really ….. so you poached him :???:

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.05.10 14:50:39 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 29) : Hargreaves was born in Durban, attended DHS and is South African…

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.05.10 15:37:47 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 30) :

    So what was that all about then :?: :???:

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.05.10 15:39:29 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 31) : I think lostfish didn’t notice the tongue in your cheek :)

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.05.10 15:58:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : my bad ;-)

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.05.10 16:36:36 by lostfish Reply
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  • Good luck on the selection- I trust this is not still hearsay or what Rob.

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.05.10 16:37:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : Probably not ;-)

    Good research all the same :?: :idea:

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.05.10 19:04:46 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 34) : take it as confirmed, if not officially announced

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.05.10 20:28:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 34) :
    @robdylan (Comment 36) :

    Baa-baas squad will be announced on Monday.

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.05.10 20:55:34 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • Morning everyone

    And congrats AL :lol:

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.05.10 08:44:10 by chaz Reply

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  • @KSA Stormer © (Comment 37) : wow – so I did reveal this one a tad early then. Assumed it was common knowledge. Some of his friends were a little surprised that the news was already up here :)

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.05.10 09:26:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : and this is what we expect :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.05.10 10:50:06 by rekinek Reply
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