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Sharks prevail in battle for the Beast


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Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 5 Jan 2011 at 09:41
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Mike Greenaway reports that Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira will continue to hold up the loosehead side of the Sharks scrum, after the Sharks managed to scupper an attempt by the Lions (backed by their deep-pocketed sponsors) to spirit away the popular prop.

While details around exactly how much was offered, and what the Beast’s actual attitude in all this was remains sketchy, there is no doubt that he signed a 3-year contract with the Sharks late last year, and that only thereafter did the Lions approach him, offering him an amount far in excess of anything that the Sharks are currently paying their players.

That the Beast has stayed despite this, says a lot about the good contracting practises of the Sharks, the value they place on the Beast (now upped to the same contract level as Springbok captain John Smit), and perhaps the strong underlying relationship between Beast and the Sharks, that made a court battle unnecessary.

On the other hand (and while the Sharks are certainly no angels when it comes to respecting other team’s player contracts) it does indicate questionable ethics on the part of the Lions, who not only previously secured Pat Cilliers as loosehead (presumably promising him game time that would have been rare had Beast signed), but were also willing to ignore the fact that the player had a signed contract.

It does also indicate that the Sharks contracting and recruitment teams must be doing something right, as they have now held onto John  Smit, JP Pietersen, Ryan Kankowski and Beast despite money offers far in excess of what the Sharks could pay. The Lions seems determined to repay previous poaching by the Sharks (AJ Venter, Willem Alberts and Louis Ludik being some recent big names snapped up by the Sharks) and one does begin to wonder if perhaps the Lions are sacrificing good business sense in the desire for revenge.

Whatever the case may be, we can all celebrate being able to hold onto one of the best props in world rugby, and still being able to shout “BEEEEEAAAASSSSTTTT” to our heart’s content!



116 Comments

  • VERY happy that we pulled this one out of the bag.

    Greenaway is a very trustworthy Sharks sauce.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.01.11 09:42:35 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Agreed and it echos another article in the Witness a couple of days ago by John Bishop, so its two sources close to the Sharks. I am so relieved!

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.01.11 09:57:47 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Wonder what will happen re:sharks have lodged a complaint against lions at sa rugby?

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.01.11 10:00:35 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 3) : I can answer that one quite easily – NOTHING! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.01.11 10:03:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Any other players (home_based)that they have contacted whilst players have a legally binding contract?
    If so,then those unions must lodge a combined appeal against lions with sa rugby..
    maybe they (lions)can be banned from contracting new players(except under19) for 12 mnths..?that would be a great decision!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.01.11 10:04:15 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan: sa rugby is pretty useless when it comes to matters like this :-(

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.01.11 10:05:56 by bergshark Reply

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  • Okay,we have won the battle for the beast..now to go and win the super15!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.01.11 10:07:29 by bergshark Reply

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  • Any news on butch james?..

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.01.11 10:08:02 by bergshark Reply

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  • The year is still young and the Lions have already started their losing streak. Ouch.

    Glad this one went our way. Just couldn’t imagine the Beast in Red and White. Let’s be honest, the Lions have talked big but there haven’t been an prominent signings of current Springboks. Guess they’ll have to try and nurture their current players to become Springboks while contracted to the Lions. It’ll be tough, when last did a current Lion become a Bok? Was Wikus van Heerden already at the Bulls when he was called up? But then they should get one this year – Show Me The Money Mapoe.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.01.11 10:12:31 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 9) : Elton Jantjies?

    On a different note, while this is good news for us I just hope the Sharks didn`t break the bank.

    Remember we still need to retain our talent ( read Lambie ) and find enough money to sign a decent no 13. Come On Sonny Bill !!

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.01.11 10:16:26 by Original Champion Reply
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  • Good too still have the Beast….now back to rugby!

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.01.11 10:18:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • B v zyl was quoted as saying the sharks paid “top dollar” for the beast (on par with j smit).

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.01.11 10:19:41 by bergshark Reply

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  • Hope this doesn’t mean the loss of 4 or 5 of u21s players @end of season :-(

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.01.11 10:31:33 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : AGREED i dont see this going any further , and good morning dude

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.01.11 10:34:24 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Reckon that outside centre will have to be piet lindeque(fast tracked into this year cc team)

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.01.11 10:36:02 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Original Champion (Comment 10) : I’d forgotten about him.

    But let’s be honest, he isn’t a “real” Springbok as the only game he played on the EOYT was the Barbarians game and if memory serves, those games are non-cap tests, so Elton hasn’t been capped yet.

    He probably will be capped this year some time.

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.01.11 10:36:52 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @sharks_lover: re: sharks looking for an outside centre..any info?

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.01.11 10:37:38 by bergshark Reply

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  • Very glad Beast is staying.

    At least now his boet can attend the Sharks accademy. ;-)

    If he is now getting top dollar does that mean that we dont have to have the collection bins at all the games. Would be a pity, I was kind of hoping to co ordinate that project.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.01.11 10:37:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 14) : good morning and well done on getting this one right yesterday!

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.01.11 10:38:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 15) : I believe Piet is training with the Vodacom squad

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.01.11 10:39:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good news!

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.01.11 10:39:59 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @sharks_lover: there is a player I hope the sharks look at but he not in sa @the moment..seems like his rugby career isn’t working out overseas but I know straueli was really interested in him at some point..

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.01.11 10:40:11 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) NP boet , i did have the other one right too lol till cockott decided to accept an offer from the lions that same night , but to me this is not about who is right , its about BEASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST , LOL

    THANK GOODNESS HE IS STAYING

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.01.11 10:40:41 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Great attitude sharks_lover :-) it aint about the blogger but the site :-)

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.01.11 10:43:19 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan: I would have him training @superrugby squad..

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.01.11 10:45:29 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 17) : berg sharks even though they are looking they do have many options , obviously adi the first option but at 13 they have brought in the youngster that played FB for the under 21′s last year , he is actually a 13 that ended up playing 15 at the acadamy

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.01.11 10:47:44 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 25) : i am sure Rob can help us out on the kids name
    wynand pienaar i think

    big, strong,fast

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.01.11 10:50:04 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • very good runner with the ball in hand

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.01.11 10:51:55 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 27) : correct – Wynand Pienaar. Had a very good season for the under 21s at fullback.

    Remember that Zuks Vulindlu is also in the squad and 13 is his best position too.

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.01.11 10:52:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • so for 13 we have 3 options as JLP covers 13/12/10 also

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.01.11 10:53:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : damn ur right bro i forgot about zuks so there is another option\

    sharks have enough depth

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.01.11 10:53:59 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Thanks for this thread was just waiting for it :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.01.11 10:58:48 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 32) : :lol: chaz

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.01.11 10:59:32 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 31) : have we all forgotten Stef as well? :)

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.01.11 10:59:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • I was thinking of ronnie cooke..anyone still remember him?

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.01.11 11:00:19 by bergshark Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 30) : Because of my severe rugby withdrawel symptoms I watched the super 14 final again last week. JLP played 13 and was caught out of position time and again.

    He is simply too slow for 13.

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.01.11 11:03:56 by Original Champion Reply
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  • SNOILS it just shows you at the top GUNS you can’t buy anyone with what money if you hv Black and White runing through ur vains then red doesn’t come through those vains at all

    So i just hope you learnt your lesson lets us as Sharks and supporters alone go and find your own and lets us just be pleaseeeeee

    all you did was to get us all worked up :evil: and for what :twisted: was it worth it and we still sit with our key players we might nt hv much buks but we sure hv some which at the old end brings us far as we can and want to go

    so who lost money now :mrgreen:
    and then we still have BBBBEEEEAAAAASSSSSTTTTTTT :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.01.11 11:04:41 by chaz Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 18) : you still can and then we can use that buks 4 the things that matter :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.01.11 11:05:55 by chaz Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 23) : you can say that again :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.01.11 11:06:59 by chaz Reply

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  • I am glad sanity has prevailed.

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.01.11 11:07:29 by lostfish Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 33) : :smile:

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.01.11 11:08:02 by chaz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : I would love to see him get a run with the senior team. He has class written all over him.

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.01.11 11:09:55 by lostfish Reply
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  • Conrad hoffman a fh also?

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.01.11 11:10:17 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : eish rob how could we?? :oops: :mrgreen: :lol: see we dont have problems at 13

    @Original Champion (Comment 36) : lol bro he is last resort

    stef , adi , pienaar , zuks , there is already 4 , 13′s

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.01.11 11:13:00 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 43) : bergie hoffman covers any position in the backline , basically a ruan pienaar , and he used to be a FH , had an injury but is now fine and can kick at poles too

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.01.11 11:14:17 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 43) : Yes he can.

    Wonder what our wp friends are gonna do at 10. They`ve got Grant and Lionel Cronje . . . Would they trust Lionel with Super rugby though?

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.01.11 11:16:11 by Original Champion Reply
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  • And OK :oops:

    BEAST
    didn’t forget i did say i was to say SORRY :oops: my friend i’m am glad that you hv Black and White till dealth does us part we will and a promise we all will go on the words of bit softer ;-)

    just don’t go and give us a heart attack again gee this old heart of mine won’t be able to take it ;-)
    i’m really nt that old but still welcome back to our FAMILY of SHARKS supporters even though you didn’t go :mrgreen:

    One more thing beast they RED was never ur colour

    Chaz ;-)

    now that is off my chest the snoils must be aware of what and when they do their dirty work it won’t work again :evil:

    you can keep ur RED jersey and we all will keep ours

    BLACK AND WHITE IS ALL THAT MATTERS IN A SHARKS LIFE NOTHING ELSE :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    BBBBBEEEASSSTTTTTTTTTTTTT :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.01.11 11:16:48 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 47) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.01.11 11:18:35 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 48) : ;-)

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.01.11 11:19:04 by chaz Reply

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  • Go Beast

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.01.11 11:20:11 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • So we brought in conrad hoffman as a player to fill the gap left by ruan pienaar (my earlier reasoning on the haffman signing..a jack-of -all trades..def match 22 then?)

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.01.11 11:22:24 by bergshark Reply

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  • But we need hoffman to play sh.. Or at least a specialist sh must be found..somewhere..

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.01.11 11:24:26 by bergshark Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 38) :
    Yep, like my air tickets to Durban, accommodation on match weekends, the after party and I really want to give JP Pietersen a big cash bonus for resisting, (while out of contract) a huge Lions offer and resigning with the Sharks.

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.01.11 11:29:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 51) : Oooh lets try a match 22!

    Stefan, JP, Adi, Lambie, Mvovo, JLP, Mcleod, Alberts, Deysel, Hargreaves, Sykes, Botes, Jannie, Bismarck, Beast.

    John on for Beast
    Burden on for Bismarck
    Kanko on for Hargreaves . . Alberts move to lock
    Keegan on for Botes
    Hoffmann
    Bosman
    urm . . Odwa?

    There you have it, recipe for super rugby success.

    Think I should invoice Plum for this piece of advice?

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.01.11 11:30:25 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 53) : ;-)

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.01.11 11:33:39 by chaz Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 51) : no – Hoffman was brought in as backup scrummie

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.01.11 11:35:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : 100% yes he can play all positions , but he was contracted for 9

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.01.11 11:37:46 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • that’s good news :grin:

    I know that greenway is reliable sharks news source but i rather be cautiously happy until I see beast on the field in black and white.

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.01.11 11:41:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @[email protected]_lover:yes,he might have been contracted officially as a sh but unofficially he was always looked at with regards to his versatility a la ruan pienaar (who straueli did not want to see go to ulster)..imho .. No sources to confirm that lol

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.01.11 11:41:51 by bergshark Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 58) : well in 3 weeks time you will see him in the B&W ;-)

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.01.11 11:43:20 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 58) : well, he’s definitely training with the team… probably as much as we have to go on right now, but a very positive sign. If he were serious about contesting the contract he would be training with the Lions now

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.01.11 11:43:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Original Champion: no odwa??! Interesting shuffle in the backline..lambie @12 and [email protected] ..I would have lambie @10 and meyer bosman @12..
    Stef @fb and [email protected] ..?

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.01.11 11:45:24 by bergshark Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 60) : and Chaz in her new white jersey :mrgreen:

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.01.11 11:45:48 by chaz Reply

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  • Mostert and sykes to cover no7 flank?

  • Comment 64, posted at 05.01.11 11:47:56 by bergshark Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 60) : :razz:

    @robdylan (Comment 61) : :razz:

  • Comment 65, posted at 05.01.11 11:49:31 by rekinek Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 63) : lol chazy did you buy the new fake one or is the original available?? please let me know , i want to order for me and the wife ;-)

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.01.11 11:49:45 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 54) :
    Ludik?

    I would alternate Deysel and Alberts in starting roles throughout the season, even if they play different positions. We need both of them to play the whole season so they need to be managed with good 60/20 matches with only the odd full 80min match being played.

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.01.11 11:50:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @chaz: same thing happened to me lol

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.01.11 11:51:46 by bergshark Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 66) : eish if its fake then rob is in big trouble :oops: (chaz stop this) i got it from sneakers on the thread and the express forgot to pick it up from sneakers in durbs i guess cost me like R652 with postage sth like that so real its real alright so i hv to wait another day so :evil: :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.01.11 11:54:08 by chaz Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 67) : hi KSA you need a good sauce for that dry shicken ;-) , but it wont be as good as my source :mrgreen: :lol:

    and re ur above comment i agree , the sharks have infact doubled their depth as the rotation policy will be used more then before this year

    so in all positions

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.01.11 11:55:51 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 69) : :lol:

  • Comment 71, posted at 05.01.11 11:59:25 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 69) : ok i just called the tank and they will only be open on monday

    i need to get my order in :mrgreen:

  • Comment 72, posted at 05.01.11 12:03:42 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I’m in the position where my wife is a Bulls supporter (so wrong!!!) and buys our son Bulls stuff and I buy him Sharks stuff. He’s only 20 months old so he’s not talking or anything but when my wife dresses him in Bulls kit, he treats it as another shirt.

    But everytime we pull out the Sharks stuff, he runs on the spot and you can see he is excited. When he’s wearing it, he’ll walk around the house pointing at the emblem going ‘ooh, ooh’. My wife says she’s conceded that he’s a Shark :lol:

  • Comment 73, posted at 05.01.11 12:10:49 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • Locks: sykes,ali h ,mostert ,skeate , bresler

  • Comment 74, posted at 05.01.11 12:10:53 by bergshark Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 72) : shit thanks i need one white one signed can anybody help i’ll pay the tank and then for the signing and post etc so i can have it signed and place in our Bar one special place for it there my hubby got enough cheets and a AB hanging only one place left and its mine all mine for my White and Black signed jersey :mrgreen:

  • Comment 75, posted at 05.01.11 12:10:57 by chaz Reply

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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 73) : he’s a Shark all right :mrgreen:

  • Comment 76, posted at 05.01.11 12:12:01 by chaz Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 72) : why don’tyou just get it at sneakers ;-) won’t it be quicker

  • Comment 77, posted at 05.01.11 12:17:29 by chaz Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 62) : There`s method in my madness. Lambie and JL can switch around at will. Have Lambie on first receiver when we attack and JL when we defend.

    15 is Oupa`s best position by far and we really need to give Adi a nice extended run. He brings the unexpected on attack.
    I`m a little worried about his defense after I saw his performance for the bokke but I`m sure sharks coaching staff will sort him out.

    Our forward onslaught will be massive. When the opposition is tired of tackling Deysel and Alberts in the second half we bring the elusive Daniel and Kankow . . .

  • Comment 78, posted at 05.01.11 12:22:32 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 67) : me too…

  • Comment 79, posted at 05.01.11 12:23:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Original Champion (Comment 78) : i look it at this way Adi will come round he just got off sick leave after how many months and is a bit rusted if i may say so and if nt then sorry but there is no better word to say give him enough game time and we have our Adi back better as before :mrgreen:

  • Comment 80, posted at 05.01.11 12:27:41 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 77) : lol i am just phoned and ordered

    but i dont have to wait for post , the price is the same at their store at the VNA waterfront here in Cape Town , so will make a turn there later

  • Comment 81, posted at 05.01.11 12:33:44 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Good to have him.

  • Comment 82, posted at 05.01.11 12:33:58 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Meyer bosman can also be used as a fh (when lambie is tackled and in the ruck)

  • Comment 83, posted at 05.01.11 12:34:16 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 62) : What about Ludik,he can’t sit on the bench can he?

  • Comment 84, posted at 05.01.11 12:35:11 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Nope,ludik must play

  • Comment 85, posted at 05.01.11 12:36:05 by bergshark Reply

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  • Riaan swanepoel is gonna struggle to make the starting team or even the bench

  • Comment 86, posted at 05.01.11 12:37:14 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 85) : It feels like people is forgetting about him and just talk about stef

  • Comment 87, posted at 05.01.11 12:38:21 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Can swanepoel play hooker? Not that it will help coz we have burden and kyle cooper ..what to do with riaan swanepoel?

  • Comment 88, posted at 05.01.11 12:38:59 by bergshark Reply

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  • Yes,and I don’t know why.

  • Comment 89, posted at 05.01.11 12:40:25 by bergshark Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 81) : i orded mine when the thread came out and i’m still waiting but then it was xmas and new year so its worth the wait

  • Comment 90, posted at 05.01.11 12:40:37 by chaz Reply

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  • Ludik was also mentioned in pre-season super14(2010) reports by plum as an option at outside centre and wing

  • Comment 91, posted at 05.01.11 12:44:54 by bergshark Reply

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  • 9.cm
    10.pl
    11.14 jpp,mvovo
    12.mb
    13.adi/zuks/
    15.ludik

  • Comment 92, posted at 05.01.11 12:45:09 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • yes I would not mind that at all

  • Comment 93, posted at 05.01.11 12:46:00 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Back to work.later .

  • Comment 94, posted at 05.01.11 12:47:18 by bergshark Reply

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  • And I hope kanko,deysel and alberts can start in the same team somehow.

  • Comment 95, posted at 05.01.11 12:47:51 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 81) : i just went on to trake it down left durban like 9hoo this morning so i’ll get it 2 morrow :mrgreen:

  • Comment 96, posted at 05.01.11 12:57:44 by chaz Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 92) : hmmmm I`m worried about our defense there.

    Bosman is slow and Adi might get bumped off!!

    Enough.
    To the Beach!!

  • Comment 97, posted at 05.01.11 13:18:30 by Original Champion Reply
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  • Very pleased Beast is staying. He is a legend here in Durbs.

    Well done Sharky, you called this one yesterday.

  • Comment 98, posted at 05.01.11 13:55:03 by Puma Reply

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  • Bosman slow?? Have a look at him stay up with nokwe in the fs try vs bulls (cc @bloem 2nd round)

  • Comment 99, posted at 05.01.11 14:00:36 by bergshark Reply

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  • Bosman is faster (imho) than lambie and adi

  • Comment 100, posted at 05.01.11 14:01:32 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 100) : Adi is pretty quick!

  • Comment 101, posted at 05.01.11 14:29:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan:quicker than lambie :-)

  • Comment 102, posted at 05.01.11 14:36:02 by bergshark Reply

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  • Yaaayyyyy BEAST!!! Still the best thing from Zimbabwe since Vic Falls

  • Comment 103, posted at 05.01.11 15:07:11 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 103) :

    You forgot about Corne Krige and Sir Bob Skinstad!! :twisted:

  • Comment 104, posted at 05.01.11 15:18:25 by wpw Reply
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  • Corne krige was a zambian

  • Comment 105, posted at 05.01.11 15:27:32 by bergshark Reply

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  • Happy new year wpw

  • Comment 106, posted at 05.01.11 15:28:15 by bergshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 104) : corne was born in zambia and i would rate teich ahead of skinstad

  • Comment 107, posted at 05.01.11 15:29:02 by war1 Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 106) :

    Thanks bru, and to you too!! ;-)

    @war1 (Comment 107) :

    George Gregan?? Zambian as well?? :???:

  • Comment 108, posted at 05.01.11 15:34:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 102) : so am I, mate :)

  • Comment 109, posted at 05.01.11 15:41:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 108) : yep, born in the same hospital as corne

  • Comment 110, posted at 05.01.11 16:11:53 by war1 Reply
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  • :mrgreen: @war1 (Comment 110) : you mean issued

  • Comment 111, posted at 05.01.11 16:38:35 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 104) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 112, posted at 05.01.11 20:16:18 by Original Champion Reply
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  • previous poaching by the Sharks (AJ Venter, ……………….. being some recent big names snapped up by the Sharks)
    Whahahaha…..he left the Sharks years ago and played out his career at WP. Def not recently poached.
    PS Lions “poached” him from the Freestate.

  • Comment 113, posted at 05.01.11 21:41:09 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • Just read an article stating that the Lions are still not convinced the battle for Beast is over. They will “fight to the end”.

  • Comment 114, posted at 11.01.11 10:10:15 by Farlington Reply

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  • Also visited WTR rugby site and read an article that was apparently in the Business Day last week. In the article The Lions said that they approaced the Beast because his contract was “incomplete”. They said it was on the same grounds we were able to obtain the services of Ludik and Alberts. He also stated that “they” believe in doing things the right way. :lol: I find this intresting…does this then mean The Sharks also did things the right way when we approaced Ludik and Alberts??

  • Comment 115, posted at 11.01.11 10:16:21 by Farlington Reply

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  • @Farlington (Comment 115) : all that it means is that the Lions have a lot more friends in the media than the Sharks do :)

  • Comment 116, posted at 11.01.11 10:25:51 by robdylan Reply
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