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Sharks confirm Potgieter signing


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 13 Jul 2010 at 21:03
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Rudolf Straeuli has confirmed to News24 that Jacques-Louis Potgieter has signed a contract with the Sharks and will represent them in the 2011 Super 15.

The former Affies pupil is expected to start for the Blue Bulls at flyhalf this weekend, ironically against his new team mates. Potgieter rejoined the Bulls on a one-year deal at the start of the season, after spending a number of years with the Free State Cheetahs.

His desire to secure a berth in the Springboks World Cup squad next year sees him keen to move out of the shadow of incumbent Bulls and Bok flyhalf Morne Steyn, hence his decision to throw in his lot with the Sharks.



31 Comments

  • I hope they put him through a LONG, tough initiation ceremony to make him pay for THAT drop goal!

    Not to mention the try he scored against us in the Super 14.

    Bloody agent.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.07.10 21:07:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : heard that this afternoon already Rob ,you slowing up dude!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.07.10 21:30:01 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • Yaaaay!
    Hope he brings his “A” game with him.

    About 26, right? Good for a few years then. Probably means no chance of Butch returning then.

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.07.10 21:59:52 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Good news. We need some depth in the flyhalf area.

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.07.10 22:26:41 by lostfish Reply
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  • Ruggabugga, this one’s been an ‘open secret’ for the last week at least!

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.07.10 22:30:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • This is probably the best signing, at flyhalf, in quite a while for the sharks. Pity we couldn’t get him over earlier.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.07.10 22:31:32 by tallchap Reply

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  • Like before last year’s semi :) . Welcome to the site, tallchap

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.07.10 22:37:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : that’s one of my favourite rugby memories involving the sharks, i recalled it just last week on one of the threads, jlp turned around even before the ball had gone over the poles and started punching the air! :lol: :D i’m glad for the bloke, now if they get jano vermaak then the tjarkies will be rocking & rolling!

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.07.10 23:18:19 by Megatron Reply

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  • Great news now that it’s confirmed

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.07.10 06:29:42 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 8) : doesn’t sound like Vermaak is coming.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.07.10 07:06:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ok we signed him , for how long ? Better be longer than a 1 year contract !!

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.07.10 07:23:02 by King Deysel Reply
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  • @King Deysel (Comment 11) : that I’m not sure of.

    It might only be a year… not many guys are committing themselves to deals post 2011…

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.07.10 07:34:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Fantastic news.. glad he is coming.

    Not the best news for Steve though, and Monty.. Where does that leave one legged Petoors?

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.07.10 08:13:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : competition is good… and Steve and JLP are both also options at 12. Having only one flyhalf is what got us into this mess… Now maybe we can finally release Monty to go to the Cheetahs, since that seems to be in all parties’ best interests.

    Pretorius, well, let’s just see what happens. Not holding my breath. Kicking coach, maybe?

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.07.10 08:23:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : JLP spends a lot of time at 12 and we really need that type of player at the sharks.

    Come Super 15 next year, we are going to be spoilt for choice in the backline for the first time in a while!!

    Is oom Stef definitely retiring after the Currie Cup?

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.07.10 08:30:15 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I certainly hope so.

    What do we do with bosman, though?

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.07.10 08:39:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • Did Bosman not cover Fullback for the Cheetahs as well? I suppose he will be extra at this stage.

    Still a great signing, and as you said Rob, competition can only be a good thing.

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.07.10 08:44:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • This is a good signing rudolf gets things ryt from tym to tym .but this having rugby directors must be causing a [email protected] because it seems like rudolf is getting the players he wants not the players plumtree needs to execute his game plan really wonder how this dynamic works that and plumtree doesn,t seem to be a great manager or visionary

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.07.10 08:52:34 by zvision10 Reply

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  • One of the better signings in recent times for the Sharks.

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.07.10 09:40:05 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 19) : another nice avatar M!

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.07.10 10:17:00 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 20) :

    Always a pleasure!

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.07.10 10:25:46 by Morné Reply
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  • I really think, to be fair, we should give Petoors to the Bulls . . . :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.07.10 10:51:41 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • ” hence his decision to throw in his lost with the Sharks”

    as in cause :?: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.07.10 12:08:22 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 23) : ah crap… freudian typo :)

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.07.10 12:35:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : and then you edit it out? spoilsport :!:

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.07.10 12:50:08 by Greg Reply

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  • I hope they are letting go of their silly idea of recruiting Petoors now :roll:

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.07.10 13:56:59 by Jarson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : :mrgreen:

    I am seriously happy about this.

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.07.10 13:58:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) :

    Hopefully it is a VERY cold winter next year and we find another flyhalf.

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.07.10 14:04:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) : I don’t get it…

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.07.10 14:19:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) :

    hopefully dumond and meyer are left out in the cold. ;-) For the S14 that is. Dumond is a more than capable CC flyhalf and meyer….. well he has never won a game in a sharks jersey has he?

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.07.10 14:39:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hell, with that drop goal vision in my mind, I am gonna REALLY find it hard to accept the guy as “one of the boys” ! :lol:

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.07.10 20:25:19 by Señora Hielo Reply
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