Richard Ferguson

Lambie set for flyhalf shift


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 3 Aug 2010 at 10:31
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Pat Lambie, the 19 year old prodigy, might make his shift to the all important flyhalf position much quicker than he originally thought.

If reports are to be believed, the former Michaelhouse star could start in the 10 jumper against the Lions on Saturday. Flyhalf is Lambie’s preferred position, and Plumtree is of the opinion that the shift from inside centre to flyhalf is only a minor adjustment.

Ruan Pienaar and Steve Meyer both picked up injuries in the victory over the Cheetahs is Bloemfontein, with Pienaar’s career at the Sharks officially over after injuring his AC joint and being ruled out for 6 weeks. Meyer did his knee ligaments and is also due to be out for a while.

Plumtree has two options come Saturday’s game, with Monty Dumond available as the seasoned campaigner. “It could be worse,” said Plumtree of his latest flyhalf crisis. “For one thing Monty Dumond is experienced in the position and we are positive about playing Pat there.

“We are mindful of the fact that he has already moved positions from the Super 14 from fullback to centre, and I will sit him down on Tuesday to talk to him about what he wants before we select the team. But flyhalf is the position he played at school and it is his preferred position. He has all the attributes — he runs onto the line beautifully, has a long kicking game and his defence is good” Plumtree told Gavin Rich at Supersport.com

We will have to wait until the team is announced to see whether the coach will risk it and play Lambie in his third position in 5 weeks, or whether he will play it safe and go with Dumond. Only time will tell.



101 Comments

  • Lambie vs Elton Jantjes is the heading I wanted to go for, because that is going to be some battle..

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.08.10 10:32:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I’d still rather start with Monty, but I will give my support nonetheless :smile:

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.08.10 10:41:12 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : Yes, it would be. To be more realistic it would have to be Lambie’s forwards vs. Jantjies’ forwards

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.08.10 10:42:08 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 3) : Good point, actually, a very good point!!

    If the Sharks forwards can dominate the Lions forwards, which we should be able to do after lessons learnt against the Cheetahs, Lambie and our backline should be able to get front foot ball and win the game for us..

    Im not saying this is going to be an easy game. I reckon it will be rather close!

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.08.10 10:45:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • what a fantastic prospect this kid is…..personally i believe he will make a wonderful 10…..and heavens knows SA needs a 10 !

    Best of luck Lambie….we all rooting for you.

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.08.10 10:46:18 by grant10 Reply

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  • Lambie vs Elton & Jan, not a fair contest… :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.08.10 10:48:03 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 6) : Hahaha!! :grin:

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.08.10 10:49:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ruan Pienaar 2.0 :twisted:

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.08.10 10:53:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : Its the truth.. but this is where he really wants to play..

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.08.10 10:59:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Give Lambie a shot, it would prove more to have him start the game and see what he can do, Strauss is good defensively and could do well to feed of positive ball received / created by Lambie / MacLeod. Monty on the bench… We need our two star wingers involved in the game and should run at speed of Number 13′s / 12′s shoulder for some centre field bursts…

    The loose trio for this game is vital and interested to see what develops here… I am sorry for Steve Meyer, as for Ruan, it is a blessing, as we now need to structure our game without him.

    Beast to start with Van Staaden on the bench, I wouldn’t load it 5/2 again.

    We are developing some depth, which is very encouraging… I think The Shark Tank is a great place to be a pro at…

    Pity about crowds, CC tickets are as cheap as chips and we should do our best to get there and support our boytjies…

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.08.10 11:10:27 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • I don’t mind whether he plays 12, or 10 as long as he gets to dictate play. That is is his strength. So if he does play 12 then we need a flyhalf that unselfishly plays Lambie into the game more.

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.08.10 11:21:17 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 10) : It was a shame to see how empty the stadium was when the Sharks played the Bulls..

    People really should try get to the game more.. its cheap and good wholesome entertainment.. until Bakkies headbutts someone?!?!

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.08.10 11:28:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 11) : If you check the stats at ruggastats.com, you will see how he gets his hands on the ball..

    He will be the one that lights up the backline for years to come..

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.08.10 11:30:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 10) : I agree about Ruan. If hes not going to be around much longer its better to cut the dead wood out now. Besides I think both Macleod and Meyer were playing well anyway. Pity Meyer is out as I think it would have been better to keep Lambie at 12 for now and Monty is sufficient at best. I presume if Lambie plays 10 the centers will be Strauss and Stef. Not an ideal combo for an expansive game.

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.08.10 11:38:22 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 14) : Strauss has actually been very good recently and we also have Swannie in the mix. Maybe Strauss and Swannie will actually look better with Lambie on their inside with his good hands. I’m excited to see Lambie at 10.

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.08.10 11:47:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • This is good, but I reckon Monty should start at 10 and then in the 2nd half give Lambie the 10 position. At 12 he seems to have lot more freedom to roam. But this is his favoured position, so it should be exciting!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.08.10 11:52:10 by hungrybeaver Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 15) : Agreed Pokkel..

    I think Lambie will make a difference to the type of game Swannie or Strauss will have.. Can’t wait to see how it goes!

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.08.10 11:55:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 15) : Im not sure I agree. Yes I do admit Strauss has looked better recently but Im not convinced Swannie is anything other than a bash it up guy. It doesnt matter who he has passing him the ball, it matters how he distributes (or rather how he doesnt). He is like a more one-dimensional version of Trevor Halstead (and that is saying something). Strauss can be effective if he has a creative 13, which Im not convinced Stef is. All in all, I think the Sharks would be losing something if they move Lambie to 10. Unfortunately there may be no choice with Meyer out.

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.08.10 12:05:34 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • If Meyer wasn’t injured Lambie wouldn’t be playing there just yet, but the timing isn’t bad as Lambie is oozing confidence… It will be interesting to see who gets the nod at inside centre, Dries has been playing good rugby and has been very loyal to the cause and I think deserves a shot, he is not a very flash player, but has the attributes needed for an inside centre… Swannie will be desperate for game time and needs to vindicate Plum, so I am not all that unsettled… But as per earlier opinion, we need our wingers to cut in more often and create space in the midfield… This could work well with the loose forwards acting as strike runners…

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.08.10 12:07:18 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 5) : well said. i would like to see Lambie ahead of M Steyn in the No.10 pecking order!! would give us more options to use our backline

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.08.10 12:13:59 by richzed Reply

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  • Cheers Pat.. You too will move on to somewhere else where you will be able to focus on one position…

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.08.10 12:22:53 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @richzed (Comment 20) : Lets be honest Morne Steyn has been found out. His one dimensional play and inability to dictate a game has been clearly demonstrated when he doesnt have FdP to make the tough decisions for him.

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.08.10 12:23:08 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 21) : He WANTS to play ten so what’s the problem? I’m tired of that comment on all the sites. There are lots of players that have succesfully played in differant positions…just look at the Aussie backline.

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.08.10 12:30:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Mcleod, Lambie, Mvovo, Swan, Strauss, JPP, Terblanche
    Kockott, Dumond, Odwa?

    Still quality, I just dont want to see Lambie becoming the next Sharks “utility” back…

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.08.10 12:32:07 by Mole Reply

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  • I’m with pokkel. SharksRTB, your sole purpose in life seems to be posting ill-informed negative comments about the Sharks. It gets very tiring.

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.08.10 12:33:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : Especially for a site dedicated to Sharks fans…

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.08.10 12:34:38 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) : @robdylan (Comment 25) : I couldnt agree more. One of the prime examples people use for the wasted utility back is Frans Steyn. The guys has won a world cup at 12 and a tri nations at 15. This would seem to imply that he is not a wasted utility back but rather damn good at more than one position. He just didnt figure out at 10! Ruan Pienaar admittedly was too mentally fragile to adjust to 10 and I think only played there as he wanted to get into Green and Gold and wasnt going to do so at 9. Besides his utility mess was Pdivys fault, not the Sharks. The Sharks had him at 9. Brent Russel was a hobbit and couldnt kick well enough to be 10, couldnt handle the high ball well enough to be 15 and didnt want to be 11 or 14. Im not sure why everyone thinks the fact that some players couldnt crack it is due to the fact that the Sharks messed them around as utility backs…

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.08.10 12:38:05 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : @Pablo Dinero (Comment 27) : Thanks for the support….I’m just so tired of reading comments like that everywhere you go and it’s not just on SW. I’m not really in favour of a player playing a different position every week but SA NEEDS a flyhalf and Lambie WANTS to be a flyhalf so why not give him a go. SA hasn’t had a ‘thinking’ flyhalf for a very long time and Lambie seems to be an intelligent ‘thinking’ player.

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.08.10 12:44:51 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 21) : If Lambie doesn’t get to play flyhalf with the Sharks and he really wants to play flyhalf he’ll probably move to a union that will allow him to play where he wants and the Sharks will lose him anyway.

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.08.10 12:47:37 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) : We got your back :) Ok, now Im not going to stab it, but Im not sure I want to see Lambie at 10 just yet for reasons explained above (Nothing to do with the utility player thing). Go easy on SharksRTB, I think his mommy forgot to kiss him goodnight last night :twisted:

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.08.10 12:48:38 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 21) : Nothing personal towards you……you just the unlucky one because I’ve read that comment sooo many times and each time it made me a little madder(is there such a word?) and you’re the unlucky soul that said it that 1 time too many ;-)

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.08.10 12:52:03 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : @Pokkel (Comment 28) : @Pablo Dinero (Comment 27) : I get what you guys are saying, but you have to agree that if Lambie is to play 10, he needs to play ten for a while, and not be shifted back and forth. We have only started to see the brilliance in this kid, and while I agree that finding his preferred position is important to the team as a whole, it needs to be done in a way that benefits the development of the player, and not as a quick fix because of injuries.

    It is unfortunate for Meyer to be out, as I thought that that 10,12 axis could become legendary.

    I have faith in Plum to talk things through with the player and find the best path for Lambie and the Sharks.

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.08.10 12:56:05 by Mole Reply

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  • @Mole (Comment 32) : I agree that if he is the best at 10 then leave him there….I’m not for one moment suggesting that he play a different position every week….although I think a player can succesfully switch between 10 and 12 without it affecting a player negatively

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.08.10 12:58:42 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Mole (Comment 32) : I agree. I stated above Id rather see Lambie remain at 12. I also agree the Macleod, Meyer, Lambie inside axis could be very very good and it is a great pity Meyer is out. Does anyone know how long? I just dont buy the utility back excuse…

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.08.10 13:01:14 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 33) : I’m actually looking forward to see a JL Potgieter and Lambie combo at 10 and 12.They could switch places for different plays and I think a creative backline coach (wishfull thinking) could really utilise the 2 of them very well.

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.08.10 13:02:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • On another, sort of related issue. JLP signed with us expecting to get more game time at S15 level. Will he? I mean if Meyer performs, him and Lambie stay fit, would you pick JLP ahead of either of them? Tough tough decision… can JLP play 13?

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.08.10 13:04:36 by Mole Reply

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  • @Mole (Comment 36) : It would be a nice problem to have seeing how the Sharks lack of depth at 10 was exposed in the S14. JLP has played 13 for the Bulls as a sub but I’m not sure that is where he will be best utilised. The bottom line is you need depth especially in a crucial position like 10 and I don’t think it means that all 3 have to be in a starting 15

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.08.10 13:08:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Mole (Comment 36) : I think JLP has more to offer that Meyer in my opinion.

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.08.10 13:09:10 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Mole (Comment 36) : Well, too bad for JLP. If Meyer and Lambie continue to perform JLP can get used to jersey 22, otherwise he can go join his 4th team in 4 years. There are no places for prima donnas in a team sport. Just ask Luke Watson.

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.08.10 13:10:19 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 38) : Im not sure. I watched Meyer play some very good games in the Top14 and Heineken Cup. Truth be told Carter was only brought to Perpignon because Meyer was badly injured. Had he stayed fit, Carter wouldnt have been contracted there. JLP hasnt convinced me totally yet (especially not his kicking display against the Sharks).

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.08.10 13:14:09 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) : Well my opinion. Was not happy to see Frans go, am not happy to see Ruan go. Will not be happy if Pat goes for the same reasons.

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.08.10 13:15:11 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : So you are allowed to give your opinion and i’m not.

    Seems you got bullied at school and now want to act like the d!#kmaster.. Sorry headmaster

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.08.10 13:16:28 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) : Shame.. Sounds like you get beaten down at home.. So you need the suport from the guys who “got your back” in this regard.

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.08.10 13:17:59 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 40) : I haven’t seen enough of Steve Meyer to really form an opinion…truth be told I’ve only seen the little bit during the CC this year. I’ll reserve judgement untill I’ve seen a lot more of him.

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.08.10 13:19:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 30) : No……….. :lol: your mommy forgot to kiss me goodnight last night. :lol:

  • Comment 45, posted at 03.08.10 13:19:27 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 43) : You should see how my wife beats me every weekend….sad I tell you ;-)

  • Comment 46, posted at 03.08.10 13:21:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 39) : hahaha, nicely put

    As long as Pretourious doesnt play, I’ll be a happy man….

  • Comment 47, posted at 03.08.10 13:24:05 by Mole Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 45) : Ahhh SharksRTB thats the spirit. Give it straight back to them! I know I gave the taxi money back to your mom. Sweet lass… I can understand why you were upset about not getting the goodnight kiss.

  • Comment 48, posted at 03.08.10 13:24:21 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 48) : So, uh, back to the rugby… :roll:

  • Comment 49, posted at 03.08.10 13:27:34 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 48) : Great kisser isn’t she? Just tell your mom to leave the money there that i gave her for my mom so that my mom can catch the taxi from your moms house :???: :?: :???: :?:

  • Comment 50, posted at 03.08.10 13:27:56 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • Too many fantasies about mothers on this thread for my liking…

  • Comment 51, posted at 03.08.10 13:28:59 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 50) : I figured it out!! You are P divvy right?

  • Comment 52, posted at 03.08.10 13:29:04 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 52) : He can’t be P Divvy….P Divvy plays players out of position… :roll:

  • Comment 53, posted at 03.08.10 13:31:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 52) : hehehe…
    @Pokkel (Comment 53) : Spot on. Stick with your team and stick with your positions.

  • Comment 54, posted at 03.08.10 13:32:39 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 54) : ;-)

  • Comment 55, posted at 03.08.10 13:33:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 53) : Yeah but hes overcompensating on this site to maintain his cover… yet still the moustache will prevail!!

  • Comment 56, posted at 03.08.10 13:34:09 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 54) : Missionary?

  • Comment 57, posted at 03.08.10 13:34:45 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 57) : Missionary Position.. Correct. That is indeed my fav position. :razz:

  • Comment 58, posted at 03.08.10 13:40:50 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 58) : I know, your mom told me ;-) Okay, but enough of that…

  • Comment 59, posted at 03.08.10 13:44:02 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • ok, that was fun, but we don’t do personal attacks here, remember?

    Consider that a group warning.

  • Comment 60, posted at 03.08.10 13:55:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : Haha..

    Seems to be Terrible Tuesday..

  • Comment 61, posted at 03.08.10 13:58:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : Sorry Baas :oops:

  • Comment 62, posted at 03.08.10 14:03:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • well, I guess I kinda started it, but I was attacking the behaviour, not the person.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. And it’s my site.

    Anyway, no harm no foul as long as it stops here.

  • Comment 63, posted at 03.08.10 14:03:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) : At least I didn’t get involved with the whole mother thing :grin:

  • Comment 64, posted at 03.08.10 14:11:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) : Ja jou Bliksem, you did actually start it. ;-)

  • Comment 65, posted at 03.08.10 14:12:15 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) : Cool… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 66, posted at 03.08.10 14:18:31 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 66) : hundreds china :)

  • Comment 67, posted at 03.08.10 14:35:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • I really rate Lambie. I think he is a great 15 as he has shown in the S15 and u20 RWC and for 2 years at SA Schools. He last played flyhalf in Std 7/8 if I remember correctly. I just hope he makes the step up at 10 if that’s where he is getting picked now. PLEASE DON”T COCK THIS TALENT AROUND!

    Interesting to hear Plum claiming that 10 is his preferred position, I wonder if he has asked Pat yet?

  • Comment 68, posted at 03.08.10 15:07:53 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 68) : Voice of reason. Wisdom with age? :grin:

  • Comment 69, posted at 03.08.10 15:26:28 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • News24 have reported that Ludik trained with the team today. The team doctor reckons he should play against the Lions. Excellent, this means that it should only be one change for Sat’s game. Dumond in for Meyer.

    Plum will keep the Hawera Trophy.

  • Comment 70, posted at 03.08.10 15:37:48 by Mole Reply

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  • richard: waddayamean “much sooner than expected”? lambie was supposed to start the currie cup season at 10. steve meyer’s return ended that plan.

  • Comment 71, posted at 03.08.10 15:38:00 by try time Reply

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  • i am liking the sharks position on the log. western poefters still have to play grquas in kimberley bulls and sharks. the sharks have only the poefters left to play. the sharks could well end up top of the log going into round 2. :grin:

  • Comment 72, posted at 03.08.10 15:40:48 by try time Reply

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  • Lambie is not going to be our future 15, it will be 10/12 for him from here on out. He’s played excellent when at 12 or when joining the line from 15. I don’t think it will be a bad thing at all to play him at 10 until Meyer is ready to play again and then re-asses the situation to decide whether you want to continue on with him at 10 or 12. It would depend on how our 12/13 combination goes while he is at 10. Strauss/Stefan could be a very boring safe center paring and I think if they are the preferred centers while Lambie is at 10, we will see him move back to 12…if Plum comes up with a center pairing that shows some potential, he might just leave Lambie at 10 with Steve on the bench.

  • Comment 73, posted at 03.08.10 16:09:16 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 73) : you ever heard the saying “there’s none so blind as those who will not see?” :)

  • Comment 74, posted at 03.08.10 16:48:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hey guys anyone else as excited as i am about the potential backline 4 next years super15- if lambie performs there lk we hope 9. Mcleod 10. Lambie 11. Mvovo 12. jlp 13 mapoe 14. Jpp. 15. Ludik. This backline will def score trys with decent ball! Add kockett and meyer and jacobs on da bench

  • Comment 75, posted at 03.08.10 17:11:30 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 75) : nice combo

  • Comment 76, posted at 03.08.10 17:25:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 76) : what really excites me is in a few year’s time when we have a combo of 9 Reinach, 10 Lambie, 12 Paul Jordaan and 13 Piet Lindeque :)

  • Comment 77, posted at 03.08.10 17:31:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 77) : yes, but we do have a conservative coach, hopefully they won’t get frustrated by lack of opportunities and leave

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  • Is Paul Jordaan a confirmed signing?

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  • Well that is good news we all wanted Plumpie to bring in the young Sharks and he has so i stand by him in bringing Lambie as flyhalf we need the youngtsers the senior guys well hv only a few years left and its time to to look into the future of the Sharks :mrgreen:
    Well done :smile: and we always hv Monty Dumond if things go wrong at some stage :???: ;-)

  • Comment 80, posted at 03.08.10 18:56:28 by chaz Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 22) : agree and i think like most great players they get a big head for beening the best and fall out at some stage :roll:

  • Comment 81, posted at 03.08.10 18:59:52 by chaz Reply

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  • O.K I,m back on board ,Lambie should be a great flyhalf ,but please plumtree and co if he doesn,t play well let him play himself in and let him gain confidence ,but lets be honest after JLP comes to durban his going to be moved to 12 again for the super 14 this is exactly what drives me crazy about sharks management no planning but they need to put andries strauss outside of him who can ease him in and help him dictate play.

  • Comment 82, posted at 03.08.10 19:19:59 by zvision10 Reply

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  • @zvision10 (Comment 82) : shit i really forgot about him but that is only next year :mrgreen: so we’ll c maybe Lambie will better his game and be better than JLP :oops:

  • Comment 83, posted at 03.08.10 19:22:54 by chaz Reply

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  • Maybe they,ll shit JLP to 12 but I doubt it cause his coming to durban to get game time at flyhalf but I don,t really see the sharks taking a chance and playing Lambie at flyhalf in the super 15 when JLP ,plumtree is very conservative thats what hurts him his not a bad coach he just doesn,t like taking chances

  • Comment 84, posted at 03.08.10 19:48:56 by zvision10 Reply

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  • Well atleast plumtree seems 2 b backing da youngsters after things drastically improved in da super14 wen dey were introduced. Im feeling a lot more optimistic about the sharks and the future lks bright.we are finally getting a backline that will complement and make good use of the ball they’re given!

  • Comment 85, posted at 03.08.10 23:02:01 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Paul is confirmed but Neil is staying in Bloem

  • Comment 86, posted at 03.08.10 23:20:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 77) : Who is Paul Jordaan?

  • Comment 87, posted at 04.08.10 08:06:58 by Letgo Reply
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  • I thought Mapoe’s thing was sorted out???

    Mapoe: Sharks or Cheetahs?
    2010-08-03

    Bloemfontein – Sevens Springbok Lionel Mapoe will be able to play Currie Cup rugby again this month.

    The big question of whether he will run out for Free State or the Sharks will be answered on Thursday when the outcome of the arbitration case is expected to be announced.

    Mapoe already joined the Sharks at the beginning of the Currie Cup, but is not allowed to be selected by coach John Plumtree as Free State claim that he still has a valid contract with them.

    Free State therefore did not want to issue a clearance certificate for Mapoe to be able to play following minor shoulder surgery.

    Free State president Harold Verster confirmed that Mapoe would be able to play Currie Cup rugby again after Thursday.

    He added that Free State would accept the outcome of the arbitration. “We believe we will win.”

    Coach Naka Drotské will be very interested in the outcome as he has not questioned Mapoe’s loyalty.

  • Comment 88, posted at 04.08.10 08:10:26 by Letgo Reply
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  • Ok then lets see what Lambie can do at 10. I just hope we are not making a fantastic 15 into a stop gap 10. I am sure he has the talent but am interested to see when JLP comes to the tank what happens to Lambies aspirations at 10? Will he or JLP go to 12?

    Ag, to be honest I think Pat has the talent to play all 3 positions but he will need to focus on 1 of them soon.

  • Comment 89, posted at 04.08.10 08:11:25 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 87) : :shock:

  • Comment 90, posted at 04.08.10 08:11:35 by war1 Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 88) : It’s not sorted partly because Mapoe has been injured

  • Comment 91, posted at 04.08.10 08:13:15 by war1 Reply
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  • I also just read that Steve Meyer looks to be out for the rest of the season…it will be very disappointing if Plumtree does not use this opportunity to play and keep Lambie at 10….and if he does play Dumond at 10 (which I really hope he does not) he should at least use this opportunity to use one of our young flyhalfs on the bench. The u/21 10 looked pretty good.

  • Comment 92, posted at 04.08.10 08:15:18 by Letgo Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 90) : That doesn’t answer my question…

  • Comment 93, posted at 04.08.10 08:18:53 by Letgo Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 91) : But why does the cheetahs think they’ll win??

  • Comment 94, posted at 04.08.10 08:20:00 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 89) : I think as long as they don’t switch him back to 15 he will be fine. A lot of great players switch between 10 and 12…until they can prove that they are indeed the best in one of those 2.

  • Comment 95, posted at 04.08.10 08:23:36 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 94) : I think they are trying to present a strong front.

  • Comment 96, posted at 04.08.10 08:24:53 by war1 Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 93) : He is this year’s Free State Craven week (and SA schools) inside centre, very good player.

  • Comment 97, posted at 04.08.10 08:26:43 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 97) : Thanks, now I know… :razz:

  • Comment 98, posted at 04.08.10 08:29:39 by Letgo Reply
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  • So this is how I think the team will look like for this weekend…maybe:

    15. Ludik
    14. JPP
    13. Stefan
    12. Lambie
    11. Lwazi
    10. Dumond
    9. McLeod
    8. Kanko
    7. Deysel/Alberts
    6. Keegan/Botes
    5. Hargreaves
    4. Sykes
    3. Herbst
    2. Burden
    1. Beast

    16. Jannie
    17. Bissie
    18. Skeate
    19. Alberts/Deysel
    20. Botes/Keegan
    21. Kockett
    22. Strauss

    Doesn’t look to bad, but I’m still hoping Plum has the guts to play Lambie at 10…I would love to see Jantjes and Lambie up against each other and with our big guys coming back, I think Lambie ,might just have the upper hand.

    I would play Deysel and Alberts if Lambie plays 10, but I’m also not so sure that Plum will do that.

  • Comment 99, posted at 04.08.10 08:39:56 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 99) : …but then again I don’t like the strauss/stefan combo and with Ludik probably fit for this weekend, that is exactly what will happen if Lambie plays 10…hmmmm

  • Comment 100, posted at 04.08.10 08:52:57 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 88) :

    You should have put up a thread don’t you think??

    You mos have posting rights of hoe?? ;-) :grin:

  • Comment 101, posted at 04.08.10 08:58:31 by wpw Reply
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