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Sharks at training – more exclusive pics


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 11 Feb 2011 at 08:34
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Thanks to our arrangement with our friend Steve Haag at Back Page Sport, we’ve got a few more top quality images to share of the Sharks being put through their paces at training.

All images remain the property of Steve Haag and any permission to reproduce them must be obtained from him through his website.

The Sharks are back in full swing in Durban this week, and are understood to be honing their attacking skills ahead of the opening game of the Super Rugby season, against the Cheetahs next week. A few of the players will be getting some much-needed gametime under their belts in the Vodacom Cup trial match this afternoon.

Welcome (back) to KINGS PARK, courtesy of Mr Price
Coaches Plum and Reece looking serious
Mossie proudly showing off his latest battle scar
There’s only one SuperPat


40 Comments

  • That is an impressive knock to the noggin

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.02.11 08:36:06 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 1) : yes… that’s what happens when Beast butts you :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.02.11 08:46:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Haha shame poor old mossie

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.02.11 08:51:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Glad to see Pat practicing his place kicking, That gash on Mossie’s face looks ouch!

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.02.11 08:58:40 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Did Freddy Kreuger get a hold of mossie.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.02.11 09:04:23 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : I understand Death once had a near-Beast experience…

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.02.11 09:28:11 by Culling Song Reply
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  • superpat needs to practice his kicks,we can’t afford a 2/5 kicking ratio. can’t wait for the season to begin already. wishing it was next week friday

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.02.11 09:52:08 by jovner Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :the next chuck norris perhaps…:)

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.02.11 10:35:51 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @jovner (Comment 7) : I agree with you. This off season feels as though it’s lasted a freaking year already.

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.02.11 13:10:38 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • Is it just the angle or is HRE sporting a bit of a boep?

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.02.11 13:51:15 by rhineshark Reply
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  • It still says ABSA stadium on the actual stadium, But its great to have Kings PARK BACK AGAIN

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.02.11 14:25:16 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Just a question: What is Percy doing while he’s not busy with the Boks? No disrespect to BVS intended, but I think Percy would add tremendous value where SuperPat’s right foot is concerned…

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.02.11 15:00:54 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 12) : Suprpats kicking was really good while he was playing age group ,i remember him playing games where he got 5/5 and 6/6 …

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.02.11 15:05:39 by Talent Reply
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  • Next Up: Flasher Girl Practise run Pics??

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.02.11 15:05:50 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 12) : I tend to agree with you on that. On the other hand – anyone who can help young Pat would be appreciated! If Braam’s coaching is not working then get someone else. Teachers do not always “reach” all students…said with a lot of respect.

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.02.11 15:11:41 by Ice (KCM) Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 13) : Something is not 100% though. He even looks uncomfortable connecting the ball sometimes. It could be the pressure of pro-rugby too – he is after all very young still.

    Or it could be something completely different – I remember doing javelin in St 6 just for fun. I managed to win by quite a margin. Immediately I was assigned a coached who tried to teach me all sort of techniques etc….I never managed to “peg” a javelin in my life again after that…sometimes perhaps raw talent should jus be left alone? Just a question…?

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.02.11 15:15:54 by Ice (KCM) Reply
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  • @Ice (KCM) (Comment 16) : A coach has to tailor his/her techniques to the individual they are coaching. Sometimes, just teaching an individual the “correct” technique does nothing to improve their performance. The coach must understand this and tailor the coaching appropriately. In your case, the coach should have seen your natural talent and figured out how to improve your technique without losing the ability to throw. If coaching is done right, it should always improve the sportman/sportswoman. A properly coached individual should always produce superior performances to a non-coached individual (assuming all other factors are the same i.e. same talent level). By the same token, a poorly coached individual will probably produce inferior performances to a non-coached individual (assuming similar talent).

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.02.11 15:29:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 17) : And there went my Athletic career down the drain! :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.02.11 15:31:33 by Ice (KCM) Reply
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  • @Ice (KCM) (Comment 18) : hehehe, more coaches have ruined athletic careers than I care to shake a stick at. But in all seriousness, you had some talent, and a coach should nurture that talent and improve it, not knock the talent right out of you, as your coach apparently did. :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.02.11 15:33:33 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ice (KCM) (Comment 16) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 17) : I always use that excuse when I play crappy golf! I just tell them my coach screwed up my tecnique!

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.02.11 15:35:38 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 20) : hehehe, I sail and for three weekends in a row, I won every weekend, then last weekend I was 7th (ouch), someone came up to me afterward and said in a very friendly voice, “wow, you were a little off the pace today.” (I was a lot off the pace), my excuse was that my coach was working with me on a new technique. :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.02.11 15:39:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 20) : If only I had a golf coach….just play off my natural talented 36!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.02.11 15:40:55 by Ice (KCM) Reply
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  • @Ice (KCM) (Comment 22) : 36 is a really good score for 9 holes :wink: Somewhere around par I think. :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.02.11 15:42:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 21) : I think allistar coetzee works on habana’s tecnique every week so its not habana’s fault that he’s so crap! :)

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.02.11 15:43:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 24) : And Dick Muir does not have enough time with the Boks to straighten it out? :wink:

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.02.11 15:44:48 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 23) : :lol: The only hole I eagle or “hole-in-one” is the 19th!! :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.02.11 15:47:22 by Ice (KCM) Reply
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  • @Ice (KCM) (Comment 26) : What are you talking about blondie a golf course only has 18 holes! :) ;)

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.02.11 15:50:42 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 27) : Your wife obvioulsy waits for you at the 18th, through you in the car and take you home….I know who wears the pants in YOUR house!!! :twisted: :lol:

    Cheers Chaps! Sure I will see some of you in spirit at U2 on Sunday! :cool:

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.02.11 15:53:51 by Ice (KCM) Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 25) : Actually I think pdiv is still working on dick’s tecnique!

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.02.11 15:54:23 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ice (KCM) (Comment 26) : That is my ace in the hole too! :lol:

    @Ben (Comment 27) : Just about every golf course I play at has a sign over the bar that says “19th Hole” :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.02.11 15:54:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ice (KCM) (Comment 28) : Not married! So no!

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.02.11 15:55:18 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 29) : Ben, I could take that comment somewhere, but I am not sure Rob would appreciate it. :lol:

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.02.11 15:57:23 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 32) : Hahahahaha

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.02.11 16:01:55 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 32) : no one wants to work on pdiv’s tecnique they know they will just be waisting their time.

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.02.11 16:03:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 34) : It was just that whole PdV and Dick all in the same sentence thing. :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.02.11 16:10:36 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 35) : :)

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.02.11 16:22:38 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ice (KCM) (Comment 16) : Couldn’t agree more. Sometimes you are in danger of overthinking what you are doing instead of just relaxing and letting it happen naturally, as Him Upstairs intended.
    I think there is a real danger in this particular case that the constant focus on what some consider to be Pat’s Achilles heel creates a problem where none really exists. A Frankenstein’s monster of a problem.
    I don’t think it’s the pressure of Pro-rugby causing a glitch in consistency, but I do actually think that your comment about him being still very young rings true, but not in the way you might think…
    You see I feel that everyone must stop using Pat’s “youth” to define him as a player. Age is relative. It’s a number, not a mindset. In my book it’s one of the most unjust ways that society labels you. How long a body has been on the planet bears no relation whatsoever to the soul which inhabits it. In Pat’s case, I think his is an old soul.
    Boris Bekker was 17 when he won his first Wimbledon title in 1985. And 18 when he successfully defended that title. Bjorn Borg was Pat’s age when he won his first Wimbledon in 1976. Mark Spitz was 22 when he won 7 Olympic swimmng medals in 1972. Outstanding young sportsmen are not a new phenomenon, but the advent of the popular press and the digital revolution with all of its added spin have made an absolute mountain of the major-achievement-at-a-young-age molehill.
    Yes, it’s amazing that Pat has such an incredible talent for his years, but let that talent define him as a player rather than the figures on his birthday card.
    Personally I live for the day when the media stop referring to SuperPat as “young Pat Lambie” and start looking at the scoreboard and not the first six numbers of his ID.

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.02.11 16:22:43 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 37) : I know we have had this discussion of age on another thread, but would like to respond to this. I have no problem with what you bring up about Bekker and Borg, my problem is that Tennis is a much less physically intensive game than Rugby is. I live in the USA now, and when you look at the various professional sports here, every league has had its superstar youngsters, except for the NFL (National Football League). It is generally accepted that anyone under the age of 21 just does not have the physical strength and size to be truly competitive. It is not uncommon for a Basketball player to come right out of high school into the professional ranks, it is actually quite common for a Baseball player to come out of high school and be successful in the professional ranks, however, in football, almost every professional player has played 4 years of university football before playing professionally. Generally people agree that the core strength needed for professional football can not be developed under age 21.

    That being said, I don’t think Rugby is much different than football. I just think it is very rare to find a youngster with the strength needed for the professional game. Frans Steyn was an exception and was a very successful Bok at the same age as Pat in 2007. I just think that Pat has to develop a little more physically before he will be the great that he is slated to be. Just my opinion.

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.02.11 18:51:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 38) : You still at it?

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.02.11 19:02:19 by Ben Reply
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  • gee they do look great but ouh that is a nasty scar and Sharks tank from and wgich never seen up close look just great two :smile:

    I’m glad our Lambie is doing his kicking thing we are going to need a good boot to get ahead of the snoils

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.02.11 21:07:59 by chaz Reply

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