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Sharks XV head north for warm-up


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 15 Feb 2011 at 09:16
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Sean Everitt and his Sharks XV team will head to Newcastle on Friday for an exhibition match against a Newcastle Highlanders Invitational XV. The match will serve as the final warm-up fixture for the Sharks XV ahead of the Vodacom Cup, as well as be part of a day of activities aimed at bringing Sharks rugby to the region.

The trip to Newcastle is just the first of a set of such visits that the Sharks XV will undertake over the course of February and March, with the aim being to take the Sharks brand to further-flung corners of the KwaZulu Natal province and unite fans in support of the team.

The Currie Cup trophy will travel along with the side and will arrive at The Newcastle Golf Club at 09h00, where it will be the focal point of activities, including a businessmen’s golf day. For the ordinary public, though, Goldrock Casino is the place to be and the Cup will arrive there at 11h30, in time for the start of six hours of festivities that will include Sharkie (the Sharks mascot) and the chance to win fabulous Sharks merchandise and other prizes.

The match itself takes place at Lammergeyer Rugby Club, kicking off at 18h30. Tickets can be bought at Trevor Smith Sports in Newcastle for R20 per adult and R5 per scholar. There will be additional curtain-raiser games starting at 15h15 and the Currie Cup trophy will also be at the Club from 17h30 onwards.

We’d like to encourage ALL Newcastle-based Sharks fans to get out there and show their support.



64 Comments

  • At last something is happening up in ‘further-flung corners of the KwaZulu Natal province’

    Dit is darem nie heeltemal in die boendoes nie! 5th largest city in KZN and all!

    Just a correction Rob…it’s Blackrock casino.

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.02.11 10:07:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Let me know when you have the team announcements please.

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.02.11 10:09:07 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Any other people from Newcastle reading Sharksworld?

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.02.11 10:26:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • The Sharks have already penetrated the nether regions of Northern Natal. I was in that area last year and somewhere between Newcastle and Vryheid there was a massive Sharks sign at a farm gate.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.02.11 10:31:52 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Hey Pokkel, do you know if Trevor Smith is still personally involved with the sports shop.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.02.11 10:33:22 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) : hehehehe… It’s actually one of my clients…the sign has faded a bit now. Did you see the bull skull under the Sharks’s arm?

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.02.11 10:35:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : ja beslis, and loving it. best blog in town

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.02.11 10:36:20 by franshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 5) : Mr. Smith is still going and still running the shop. I see him regularly and he is such a wonderful person.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.02.11 10:36:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : Hi Pokkel!! I’m from Newcastle and still love it here! :-)

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.02.11 10:37:16 by Reds Reply

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  • Hope these guys do really well. They could even be a Lions developement team.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.02.11 10:38:05 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @franshark (Comment 7) : @Reds (Comment 9) : The undercover Newcastle bloggers coming out now!! Good stuff :grin:

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.02.11 10:40:42 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Speed7 (Comment 10) : We’ll send the leftovers!

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.02.11 10:41:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 11) : I’m not undercover!! just haven’t chat for a while!! but read every piece of info Rob and the guys gives through :o

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.02.11 10:43:51 by Reds Reply

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  • Thanks. We don’t have an academy yet.

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.02.11 10:49:36 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 14) : Any Deysel’s up there that you can’t see the talent in that you want to send over to the Sharks? ;-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.02.11 10:51:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • What`s this about JP and Odwa that might not be available against FS ?! Crises!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.02.11 10:52:28 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 6) : Didnt see the Bulls skull, it would have made the moment more enjoyable.

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.02.11 10:56:41 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) :
    I met him and his wife (Jean, I think) at Sodwana on different occassions. Really nice people and glad to hear he is still going strong.

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.02.11 10:59:34 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 18) : Big man and huge hands. He used to play lock for Natal many years ago.

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.02.11 11:01:51 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Lots. But the problem is that he juiced too hard. Big muscles and small joints never work together. Hence th breakdowns and injuries.

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.02.11 11:04:13 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 18) : Sorry replied to the wrong comment. The big guy is the farmer with the Sharks sign.

    Sadly Mr. Smith’s wife passed away 2 years ago. :cry:

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.02.11 11:06:24 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Speed7 (Comment 10) : Dude it’s only called a development side if the top players are used.

    You TRY and get the top players but have not succeeded ONCE.

    The only development we did was cause you to develop new buying strategies from OTHER teams. :razz:

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.02.11 11:39:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Original Champion (Comment 16) : Yes,I also just read it.

    J.P Hamstring niggle and Odwa sick.

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.02.11 11:42:09 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • No shark player bashing,this is Sharksworld. :roll:

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.02.11 11:43:22 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • hahaha .and we’ll keep on tryimg .

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.02.11 11:43:31 by Speed7 Reply

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  • just wondering . i may be wrong .you guys thought Mapoe was a top player when you stole him .

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.02.11 11:45:40 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 26) : you guys bought him from the cheetahs not the sharks, try again

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.02.11 11:50:07 by war1 Reply
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  • Whatever. With your 2 sicknotes he should have been starting for you in Durban.

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.02.11 11:53:10 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 25) : will you also keep on trying to spell big words? :razz:

    @Speed7 (Comment 26) :
    Don’t you have to actually PLAY for a side to undergo development?

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.02.11 11:53:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Jeez. Are you one of those guys who go around checking grammar ? Really ? That boring ?

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.02.11 11:55:16 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : KSA please change the name ‘Goldrock’ casino to ‘Blackrock’ casino.

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.02.11 11:55:22 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Speed7 (Comment 28) : Hehehehe You guys took the sicknote back when we dropped him at the end of last year.

    It’s good to aspire to bigger and better things in life, but you guy should stick to things that you have SOME hope of actually achieving and I’m afraid buy a top Sharks player is not one of those things.

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.02.11 11:56:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 31) : am on my phone during the day as SW is blocked at work. can only do so from a PC. :( will do so if it hasn’t been changed by the time I get home 3hrs from now.

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.02.11 11:58:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Maybe you’re right. Only the future will tell.

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.02.11 11:58:48 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 30) : your grammar was fine you spelling was on a par with the contracts the lions give players. :wink:

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.02.11 12:00:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) :

    Moan a Lisa Moan a Lisa ;-)

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.02.11 12:03:00 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 36) :

    Hehehehehehehehehe

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.02.11 12:06:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 26) : Sharks never stole Mapoe. He arrived, all broken, on their doorstep, like a thrown away child, or a Trojan horse or even an asp with a forked tongue.

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.02.11 12:11:15 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 31) : it has been done. My apologies!

    Guess casino and gold just go together.

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.02.11 12:16:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • some of the older servants of natal rugby from up north. i have probably left lots of names out but maybe you guys can add to the list.
    peter quested – fullback
    lappies labuschagne – lock
    nic labuschagne – prop
    paul kok – flyhalf
    norman searle – scrumhalf
    trix truter – wing
    henry honniball – flyhalf
    andre joubert – fullback
    some youngsters originally from up north
    fred zeilinger – sharks academy
    ricky schnetler – leopards/pukke
    ethan searle – lions/uj
    try and add to the list

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.02.11 12:56:47 by prgdad Reply

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  • @prgdad (Comment 40) :
    In the 80s there was a very promising lock from Escourt, sadly he got testicular cancer and had to stop playing.

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.02.11 13:29:32 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Provincial rugby but not Natal –
    Thys Lourens – Vryheid high – played for Ntvl – Boks
    Nico Barnard, also Vryheid HS, played for Orange Free State.

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.02.11 13:32:57 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • is vleis engelbrecht part of the sharks xv squad?

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.02.11 15:54:47 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 43) : Dont think so..

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.02.11 16:18:00 by Ice Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) : I sure I saw in the reports in the papers on the new mall being developed there that Newcastle was 3rd biggest city in KZN.

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.02.11 16:25:14 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 45) :

    Okay well let’s go through the cities.

    Dbn
    Pmb
    Richardsbay
    Empangeni

    Ladysmith
    Newcastle

    MAYBE Empangeni can be pulled out there. I haven’t been there in a while, So i think 5 or 6 is about right.

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.02.11 16:43:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • At some stage of its life Newcastle was the fastest growing city in South Africa.

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.02.11 17:09:59 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 43) : no

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.02.11 17:10:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : Newcastle is 5th behind Durban Maritzburg R/bay and Port Shepstone. Newcastle is way bigger than Ladysmith

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.02.11 18:51:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 48) : oh, the reason i asked is i see he isn’t part of the sharks 30 man squad, so i assumed he has been drafted into the sharks xv.

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.02.11 07:26:31 by try time Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 49) : Port Shepstone!? :shock:

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.02.11 07:33:54 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 49) : I forgot about Sheppie!

    The Toti boys must be pissed. They mos call themselves Amanzimtexas nowadays. :lol:

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.02.11 07:41:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I went to Trevor Smith store yesterday to buy my tickets and tried on the SupeRugby Sharks jersey!! It’s not made for my physique. If John Smit looks that good in that jersey he must be in good shape!

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.02.11 08:00:51 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 53) :

    I had to go for XXXL. :shock:

    HEY are there any WHITE XXLs in the shop? They are sold out and i need a white one to go with my black one.

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.02.11 08:13:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 53) : so it isn’t as sexy on you as the pink jobbie. ;-)

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.02.11 08:13:51 by try time Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 54) : i saw the black one in mr price sports pav. but i don’t recall seeing any white. the worst thing about the sharks jersey is the super ugby logo on the sleeve. it is ugly.

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.02.11 08:15:47 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 56) :

    There were plenty of white ones around when I was in SA, but couldn’t find any XXXLs

    I see sneakers are sold out of the white ones completely.

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.02.11 08:18:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 54) : They didn’t have any white ones I also asked. I’m usually a L and the XL looked OK but not so great when you it down….too many beer rolls :oops:

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.02.11 08:19:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 55) : I’ve never worn my pink jobbie!

    You really are jealous that I got the pink one aren’t you? ;-)

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.02.11 08:20:24 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 57) : i’ll keep an eye out for you next time i am at the pav. the super ugby logo should look better on the white jersey as you won’t be able to see the big white square the logo is on.

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.02.11 08:32:55 by try time Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 59) : no i just like getting mileage out of it. :lol: once the s15 season is underway, i would have forgotten about it.

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.02.11 08:34:29 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 61) : If you tell yourself that enough times you’ll probably start believing it! :lol:

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.02.11 08:41:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 62) : what are we talking about? :lol:

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.02.11 08:44:14 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 60) : cool.

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