Like a lot of you, I am sure, I was so looking forward getting “to know” the faceless man of Sharksworld. In an ‘exclusive interview” with yours truly, the real person unraveled…..and I am very chuffed with myself that we share no fewer than 6 players in our Top squad!! (And he did not even choose International players – To a blonde that means that you do not know completely diddly squat if a walking rugby pedia shares some of your own selection! LOL)
I Have a special surprise for everyone at the bottom of this article – YES!! I will reveal what he looks like !! I have profiled the Man without a Face, according to what I have learnt of him and what I think he would look like – and when I sent it to him, he said I was Spot-on!
Ladies and Gents – without further adieu……
Born in the Karoo, grew up in the Eastern Transvaal, was a teenager in Cape Town, worked in JHB (mainly), then off to Namibia for a couple of years and now back in CPT! Throughout my life I was privileged to have been involved in some way or form in every aspect of rugby, playing, coaching and administration.
Name, nickname and where do you live?Morne, Morne (although some might remember PissAnt) and CPT
What do you do for a living?
Been trying to figure that one out for the last 2 years myself, but it pays well and its something in finance.
Who do you support and why?
Rugby! No seriously I do. I have been associated with WP over the years however
How/why did you become a WP supporter?
Like most I would guess, it was bliksemed into me as a child! Got to know the game in WP’s golden era.
What was your most memorable rugby moment (personally experienced or a team / player)
Been highlights throughout my life in all areas, nothing quite like a plan coming together so I specifically enjoyed coaching or assisting in teams in derby games which we were the underdogs and won because of the planning that went into it!
What is your Dream team (old and current players)?
15. Johan Heunis
14. James Small
13. Danie Gerber
12. Michael du Plessis
11. Pieter Rossouw
10. Naas Botha
9. Divan Serfontein
8. Gary Teichman
7. Andre Venter
6. Rob Louw
5. Mark Andrews
4. Div Visser
3. Keith Andrews
2. John Smit
1. Os du Randt
Which co-bloggers opinion do you value the Most? Why?
So many, some I love general kak praat with, and some I love chatting rugby with, names that pop up include Rob, KSA, Baldrick, Fish, Dancing Bear and my homeboy Claytie to name a few
What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve made to watch a rugby match?
Turned down wedding invitations (not my own), skipped funerals – no biggies
Who is your least liked player?
Stefan Terblanche holds a soft spot in my heart…
Who are your favourite 3 players of all time and why?
Andre Venter, even in the pro era of rugby, the jersey meant everything to him.
James Small, never surrender, never say die, and a real f-you attitude which I love
John Smit, statesmen, consummate professional, captain, ambassador, hell name it, this guy is it – lead our national team from the dumps to glory on all fronts, not only the rugby field, and did so and still does so with a spring in his step, and a smile on his face.
If you could have a blogger deleted, who would it be and why?
Rob, so I can post transformation articles on SW!!!
If you could select a coach (past or present) to be with Your team – who would it be?
Gert Smal to return to WP
How did you end up on SW, wasting valuable company time?
SW ended up on me…
Who is your favourite referee – current or old?
Technically Kaplan is just in a different class, but I loved Tappa for the comic value he brought to rugby
Why Rugby ?
Sex is too expensive
How do you react when your team loses?
Fill my glass again and check what game is on next!
What is your most memorable rugby moment ever?
John Smit lifting the World Cup in 2007 while I sat on the only couch (sleeper couch) we had in our little cottage at that time in Namibia whilst I had to watch the whole final in silence as mommy and my new baby boy of just over 3 months lay sleeping next to me.
What is your favourite rugby ground?
What is your earliest memory of a live game – provincial or test match?
Attending one personally? WP v. Bulls, Newlands, 1992
If you could play – what position would suite you best and why?
Coach, I hate fitness training – rather be the one giving it.
Do you have any pre-match routines (home or going to the game)?
Making sure I have enough ice in the fridge. Hugely important, nothing pisses me off drinking whiskey with no or little ice.
Who is your all-time favourite or best Captain? (locally or internationally) and why?
If your nic is not your real name – how did it originate?
Real name (no Shit Sherlock!)
Are you related to any well-known player?
Blood relation? None that I know of. ( I was surprised at this…)
Thanks Morne, I know your opinion is highly valued on this site! And thanks for answering a few q’s for us!!
AND…..HERE HE IS!!!!!Tweet