Richard Ferguson

Smit out until next year


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks on 22 Sep 2010 at 15:57
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Springbok captain John Smit has been ruled out of the year-end tour following neck surgery.

Smit underwent a successful operation to repair a chronic cervical disc in Durban on Wednesday morning. Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts said the procedure was carried out to ensure that the disc did not get progressively worse.

It will also ensure John’s availability for the Springboks and the Sharks for the 2011 season. Confirming the success of the procedure, Roberts said: “The timing was right for John to undergo surgery as he will now have a prolonged period of recovery in advance of the new season.

Smit, who has been on the Springbok conditioning programme, will be sidelined for three months and is therefore not available for the Springbok tour to Europe in November and December.



59 Comments

  • So.. who will be captain for the tour to the UK?

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.09.10 15:58:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) :

    Dewald Potgieter

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.09.10 16:03:22 by Pink Ice Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : my money is on hot-n-spicy chilliboy… :shock:

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.09.10 16:03:22 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 3) :

    Sjoe – how is that for exact timing! 16:03:22

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.09.10 16:04:12 by Pink Ice Reply
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  • @Pink Ice (Comment 2) :

    How sure are you that he wil make the team? I don’t think he will be a first choice flank!

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.09.10 16:05:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 3) :

    And keep Bismarck on the bench?! :evil: :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.09.10 16:06:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Pink Ice (Comment 4) : but still your post was before mine… is it because your a woman? ;-)

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.09.10 16:06:23 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : hey, i never said he was my choice… i`m trying to think like Pdiv. There has been alot said recaintly about transformation. He will be under pressure come EOYT. (Disclaimer: i did not bring up transformation as to provoke any comments from it, its a reality as said in the papers in the newspapers) :|

    Imo, Bismarck for hooker and schalk for captain – he did a nifty job with the stormers…

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.09.10 16:09:22 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 8) : geez, i said “in the papers” twice… my bad…

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.09.10 16:10:07 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 8) :

    My opinion.. Juan Smith would make one heluva Captain and is a dead certainty in his position.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.09.10 16:11:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 8) : You think your disclaimer will work with Rob? :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.09.10 16:13:50 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : That would be good. :cool:

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.09.10 16:14:39 by Pokkel Reply
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  • “It will also ensure John’s availability for the Springboks and the Sharks for the 2011 season”

    So does this mean he will not be going to the Lions. Or maybe the move is just not offical yet.

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.09.10 16:17:32 by Farlington Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : I Agree. I think he get’s alot of respect from the other players and will do well as captain.

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.09.10 16:19:32 by Farlington Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 7) :

    Nope…just a tad faster…milliseconds count! :lol:

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.09.10 16:19:50 by Pink Ice Reply
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  • @Farlington (Comment 13) :

    Good point..

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.09.10 16:20:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Farlington (Comment 13) :

    i was also wondering about that . but it was the springbok team doc so we cant read anything into who made the statement

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.09.10 16:23:19 by Zibbie Reply
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  • College Rovers leading vs Pukke at half time

    28 – 14

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.09.10 16:23:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 3) : You could be right there. I thought that myself. BUT think the captaincy should be given to Juan Smith. Think it will be seeing that Matfield probably wont make the eoyt either.

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.09.10 16:23:42 by Puma Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 11) : oh, how i do hope so… :???:

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : juan should also be a good choice, it all just depends on who he tags along to europe. but judging on the ovation juan got when substituted at soccer city, he should be a popular option.

    @Pink Ice (Comment 15) : well, in that case, congrats. early bird catches the worm. (but nobody mentions that the worm also got up early…) ;-)

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.09.10 16:31:23 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 18) : i`m torn between the pukke (as i`m from potch) and the rovers (for obvious reasons…)

    GO COLLEGE PUKKE!!! :|

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.09.10 16:33:58 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 19) : as i said to “Sir” Ferguson, it all depends on who goes on the tour. Juan, as he is in need of gametime, should be there…

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.09.10 16:37:22 by VanWilder Reply

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  • JS should be well rested to start his career with the Lions then! :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.09.10 16:40:55 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 18) : ROVERS!! where can we get live updates?

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.09.10 16:42:56 by war1 Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 23) : Since when was that confirmed?

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.09.10 16:43:39 by war1 Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 23) : jy krap waar dit nie jeuk nie…

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.09.10 16:47:13 by VanWilder Reply

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  • IMO, I dont want JS back as captain at the Sharks, actually not even as a player, it’s time for new blood to take the reigns. I say this with the utmost respect for John, it’s nothing personal.

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.09.10 17:04:03 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 27) : Ditto… The problem is I feel so guilty saying it. I do respect the guy and what he has achieved but I’m not convinced that he can contribute that much more to Sharks Rugby… well not more then anyone else we currently have.

    But ja it just does not feel right saying it.

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.09.10 17:21:46 by Farlington Reply

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  • For a minute there I was worried that John had gone all feminine on us. :shock:

    In anatomy, ‘cervical’ is an adjective that has two meanings:

    1.of or pertaining to any neck.
    2.of or pertaining to the female cervix: i.e., the neck of the uterus.

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.09.10 17:35:57 by KSA Pink Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Pink Shark © (Comment 29) : It worried me too :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.09.10 17:36:49 by war1 Reply
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  • @Farlington (Comment 13) :

    My Question as well.

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.09.10 17:37:41 by KSA Pink Shark © Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 30) :

    I thought it was my dutch letting me down and had to check the dictionary. :razz:

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.09.10 17:38:17 by KSA Pink Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Pink Shark © (Comment 31) : I think we can safely assume he has not signed for either team yet. Whether this is a good or bad thing I don’t see Smittie leaving Durbs

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.09.10 17:40:00 by war1 Reply
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  • Well, the Boks needs a new captain that can stick around for quite some time. No point then in thinking about Victor (probably won’t do the EOYT), juan smith, schalk, or any of the more senior (older) players.
    Don’t rate him as a player THAT much, but I like dewald potgieter’s captaincy.
    Are there any other youngsters up for the job??
    Btw, how about alistair hargreaves for sharks captai replacing oupa stefan?

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.09.10 17:41:50 by Crock Reply

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  • @Crock (Comment 34) : That is a huge question for the Boks. I totally agree with Hargs being Sharks captain.

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.09.10 17:48:17 by war1 Reply
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  • Stick around John: we can still secure that missing Suiper title.

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.09.10 17:58:59 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Farlington (Comment 28) : My Grandaddy used to say: ‘If you can think it, u might aswell say it’.

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.09.10 17:59:52 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Crock (Comment 34) :
    Did you see how Keegan spoke to the pack on Saturday? Even Hargs bent over and listened. Think Keegan is up for the job as Sharks captain? :smile:

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.09.10 19:35:57 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 36) :
    “suiper title” ?? :lol: Hugh Bladen would be in the running

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.09.10 19:38:13 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • Rovers beat pukke to go to the club final!!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.09.10 19:41:24 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 24) : Rovers won ,updates on sport 24

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.09.10 19:44:05 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 38) : I think he is, but that would rule out loose trio rotation which is a must when deysel returns

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.09.10 20:24:04 by war1 Reply
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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 41) : that was quite a win as well, up against maties in the final

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.09.10 20:24:50 by war1 Reply
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  • @justplainshark, good point.this could become quite interesting.
    Wonder who Plum has in mind?

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.09.10 21:05:41 by Crock Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 42) : can Keegan be guaranteed a start every week for the Sharks in the Super 15? Not a chance.

    Then again, can anyone?

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.09.10 21:24:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : how about a squad captain and match captain depending on who is playing?

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.09.10 21:30:37 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 46) : ok… that thought actually did occur to me to… but I couldn’t put names to either position!

    Sharks still have the same problem. They don’t have a captaincy candidate who is a guaranteed starter.

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.09.10 21:57:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) : Who other than Hargo & Oupa have had captaincy experience?

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.09.10 22:01:58 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 48) : keegs, botes, deysel, alberts

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.09.10 22:12:42 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 49) : and Pat C

  • Comment 50, posted at 22.09.10 22:21:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : oh yeah, him too

  • Comment 51, posted at 22.09.10 22:30:46 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 51) : the forgotten man of Sharks rugby? He gets written off a lot, does Patric.

    Remember when he burst onto the scene back in 2006? Jeepers, he was only 19

  • Comment 52, posted at 22.09.10 22:50:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) : Plum said this guy has Springbok written all over him, it’s amazing what injuries can do. Hope he continues his form and lives up to his potential.

  • Comment 53, posted at 22.09.10 22:53:54 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 53) : his problem is, he’s not that much younger than Beast and has a long way to go to get ahead of him in even the Sharks pecking order.

    Plum has huge concerns about Pat’s scrumming. Let’s hope this weekend’s performance will go some way to alleviating those.

  • Comment 54, posted at 22.09.10 23:03:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • Why do you think Hargreaves can’t make the team week in and week out? Who do we have that’s really pushing for his position?

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.09.10 06:09:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • You don’t need to be the best player in your position in order to get the nod each week, just the best captain.
    Francois Pienaar and John Smit showed us this…
    So why shouldn’t Plum give a vote of confidence to Hargs and make him captain?

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.09.10 06:25:15 by Crock Reply

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  • That being said, what about the Boks?
    Its a tough one, and this is where coaches and selectors should Id a real leader from a young age, and manage them correctly.
    Not saying JS were not the best at the time of his selection (he was), but later on better players (Bismarck) emerged, but JS is still an exceptional leader.

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.09.10 06:34:39 by Crock Reply

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  • I agree with you Crock!

    Hargreaves led every junior team we have, and I can’t see him sitting on the bench too often.

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.09.10 06:36:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Juan Smith over Schalk Burger any day – maybe even Jean De Villiers for captain?

    Don’t think Hargreaves is quite ready to captain the side yet?, just give him some game time coz he’s barely played a few minutes!

    Not sure about Chilliboy. Maybe give him a shot in one of the matches and rest Bismark for that one.

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