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A short note from Andries Strauss


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 9 Nov 2010 at 10:10
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A big thank you to all the fans who sent messages of support to Sharks centre Andries Strauss. Dries is leaving the Sharks to continue his career with the Cheetahs next year and his huge committment over the years, particularly in the recent Currie Cup Final, will live on in the fans’ memories for many years to come.

We passed all the messages on to Andries yesterday. Here is his reply to all of us.

Hi Rob

Thank you very much for the email; it makes leaving a little easier and a lot harder at the same time! I appreciate all the comments left and it really puts a smile in my heart to know that all the hard work did not go unrecognised. I would be grateful if you could just let everyone know that I appreciate their thoughts and that I will surely miss wearing the black and white.

All the best
Andries

Cheers, Andries- you Sharks legend. We would welcome you back with open arms any time.



18 Comments

  • What a gentleman!!! You will be missed and I hope you enjoy playing for the Cheetahs [my second team]

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.11.10 10:14:59 by Ardent Shark Reply
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  • Great that he took the time to reply! All the best!

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.11.10 10:57:45 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • Cool Dries, at least you will play for the Sharks B-team ;-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.11.10 10:58:39 by Charlie Reply

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  • That’s awesome, thanks Rob and thanks Dries! :smile:

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.11.10 11:06:22 by Letgo Reply
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  • Gonna be really tough for me if Dries and Stemmo play together for the Cheetahs in the Super 14. How to support those players without supporting the team?

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.11.10 11:08:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Difficult to find anyone better on defence

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.11.10 11:42:47 by mikey Reply

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  • It’s nice he took the time to reply. Hopefully he will be back in the Black and White one day.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.11.10 12:58:32 by lostfish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : It was easier to support another team when they were contracted to the Sharks and loaned out. Now they are contracted to another union the loyalty isn’t as strong…

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.11.10 13:25:03 by lostfish Reply
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  • Ja I`ll say it again, he really stepped it up this year. Pity to lose him now when he is in top shape!

    We`ll miss him.

    I don`t have much faith in Bosman at the moment. But hey lets see how it turns out.
    I have a feeling we`ll be calling him Splinter Bosman this time next year anyway LOL!

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.11.10 13:28:40 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 8) : yes, but the person doesn’t change. Stemmo in particular is such an awesome guy – I could never not support him.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.11.10 13:35:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 9) : I’m more excited about Bosman than I am about Potgieter

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.11.10 13:38:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : But it’s the Cheetahs. My absolute worst team.

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.11.10 14:01:18 by lostfish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    Totally agree Rob. This time next year, all the Sharks supporters are gonna be singing Bosman’s praises. He is a quality player and can only improve by playing in the Sharks environment!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.11.10 15:30:29 by Villie Reply
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  • Those Free State boys hey, so polite & well mannered. :smile:

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.11.10 15:32:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : sorry to sound silly but who is stemmo again? And I agree with you can’t see where potgieter is gonna slot in!

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.11.10 16:53:42 by Ben Reply
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  • We are really gonna miss him! I will for sure :(

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.11.10 16:55:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 15) : Jean STemmet

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.11.10 18:19:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks

    for the reply
    will miss u in a black and white :cry:
    But good luck and will c u in O&W next year :sad:
    :smile: ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.11.10 21:40:35 by chaz Reply

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