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Mitchell and Catrakilis August winners


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, WP on 30 Aug 2011 at 15:28
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John Mitchell, coach of the MTN Golden Lions, and Demetri Catrakilis, flyhalf for DHL Western Province, have been named ABSA Currie Cup Coach of the Month and Player of the Month respectively.

The Lions have only lost one match in the first round of pool games and are clear by 5 points at the top of the Currie Cup log.

Demetri Catrakilis is straight into the think of things after still playing Varsity Cup at the beginning of the year and is holding his own against far more experienced players.

We would like to congratulate both men on their awards!



51 Comments

  • Well done Greek lad!

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.08.11 15:39:25 by molly Reply
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  • Don’t know what WP is gonna do with all our flyhalves that still have to return from injury… and Japan.

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.08.11 15:42:08 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 2) :

    Is Grant definitely coming back?

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.08.11 15:43:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • And the ABSA raspberry goes to… Marius Joubert.
    What an investment :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.08.11 15:44:50 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : As far as I know, yes.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.08.11 15:46:12 by molly Reply
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  • Mitchell deserves the kudos; Leeus made the Sharks look like the u15D team on Saturday

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.08.11 15:46:17 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 6) :

    The blind U15D team..

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.08.11 15:47:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 5) :

    Interesting..

    That leaves you with Grant, Catrakilis and Coleman. Anybody else in the pipeline?

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.08.11 15:48:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) : Gary van Aswegen and Lionel Cronje.

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.08.11 15:50:44 by molly Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 8) : oh and Tim Lane’s son Sam… although I haven’t seen him play, he was above Catrakilis and Coleman (judging on Vodacom Cup selection) in the pecking order.

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.08.11 15:52:55 by molly Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : I see Plumtree’s point about the scrums at the moment, who is actually benefiting, cos it’s not the team with the strong scrummagers.

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.08.11 15:53:11 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 9) :
    @molly (Comment 10) :

    That’s a kak-huis vol flyhalves!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.08.11 15:56:54 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • mooly
    You forgot Ish-mael Dollie! :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.08.11 16:01:57 by wpw Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 12) : ya, you see why I’m concerned :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.08.11 16:02:32 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 14) :

    And they all pretty much the same age hey?

    Some of them will have to leave..

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.08.11 16:04:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) : oh and Earl for Super Rugby duty of course.

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.08.11 16:04:50 by molly Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : I think they all (except Grant) featured for the u21′s last year and some of them can still play there this year.

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.08.11 16:14:03 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 16) :

    Earl the Pearl.. Nice, you must be very confident now!

    No, seriously, that’s a bit of talent running around. You might have to loan a few of them out to see what they can do..

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.08.11 16:18:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I think Cronje is going to be off to the Bulls

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.08.11 16:24:17 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 19) : really? I wouldn’t be surprised, we haven’t exactly given him proper opportunities.

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.08.11 16:27:06 by molly Reply
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  • South Africa’s very own DC.

    Demetri Catrakilis, what a player.

    I’ve said it before, if I were the Bulls I’d trade Fouche, Boshoff and Brummer to get DC.

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.08.11 16:35:27 by beet Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 19) : @molly (Comment 20) : You know who starts those kind of rumours – Muzi the Lobbyist.

    Eventually so many Bulls fans believe it that the Union feels obliged to sign the player. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.08.11 16:38:45 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 22) : Good one :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.08.11 16:53:22 by Franshark Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 20) : Yeah i think he got a bit a raw deal at WP, his career could have been much further had he stayed at Free state.

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.08.11 17:10:15 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 22) : :razz:

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.08.11 17:11:40 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Congrats to the winners.

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.08.11 17:14:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 22) : LOL, :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.08.11 17:15:22 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • can’t argue that… Elton is playing fantastic rugby, he should be awarded soon…

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.08.11 17:27:33 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 28) : I don’t want to take anything away from the other players but just like last season, it’s amazing how well the Lions perform when Jantjies brings on his A-game.

  • Comment 29, posted at 30.08.11 17:30:35 by beet Reply
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  • Agree with Mitchel ,that team is finding its feet. But Catrakilis…what about Jantjies?Strauss? cant help but feeling this is another wp ploy to get their own player recognition-didnt dwayne the mullet get it last year, at some stage, undeservingly?

  • Comment 30, posted at 31.08.11 00:38:24 by Talent Reply
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  • Maybe Plum needs to implement the tough discipline that Mitchel does, I read somewhere that he dropped Rhodes after he got a Yellow card. It seems that from afar( I am in Christchurch) that the Sharks are giving away for too many penalties. However Mitchel does have the luxury of being able to pick almost his entire Super team, all he lost was James. On another note on the stuff.co.nz site there is an article about the All Black blatantly cheating (yes the word cheating is used)boy oh boy are the bloggers up in arms about that. ( Evidently the author is an ex Pom) I aslo see the Pom team has also landed on these shores in preperation for the World Cup.

  • Comment 31, posted at 31.08.11 05:31:03 by Dynamite Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 29) :

    it seems we build our team around him .

    Burton doesnt get the backline goeing like elton does ;)

  • Comment 32, posted at 31.08.11 08:32:14 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Dynamite (Comment 31) :

    jip got drooped after he got a yellow against the Bulls

    you have to admit though . Our Super rugby team is nowhere near the level of other teams . and it showed in the Super rugby season . Although we are improving a statement like that is not really valid

    its not like we have Richie Macaw and Daniel Carter ien our team …

  • Comment 33, posted at 31.08.11 08:35:47 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 21) : catrikilis is no dan carter, lets not get ahead of ourselves. he can kick alright but the rest of his game is still to be seen.

  • Comment 34, posted at 31.08.11 09:09:55 by Megatron Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 29) : @Zibbie (Comment 32) :

    Let’s hope Elton can step up and be more consistent.

    He is a better attacking flyhalf than the likes of Lambie, Grant, Steyn and if he can just be consistent he would offer us more options at test level imho.

  • Comment 35, posted at 31.08.11 09:14:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 29) : yip; Elton is their General…

  • Comment 36, posted at 31.08.11 09:19:08 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 35) :

    Yea that would be awesome . He had a good currie cup 2010 . a horrid start to super rugby but in the last few games he looked a lot better . and so far in this currie cup he looked good . He just needs that confidence.

  • Comment 37, posted at 31.08.11 09:27:55 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 34) : I’m not getting ahead of myself. You’ve misunderstood me. :smile:

    Merely pointing to the fact that SA rugby now has a first-5/8 with the initials DC.

    Never meant it to be an indicator that a St Johns boy who was a complete unknown 6 months ago is now suddenly in the same category as one of rugby’s best ever players.

  • Comment 38, posted at 31.08.11 10:17:10 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 38) : my bad :D

  • Comment 39, posted at 31.08.11 10:24:59 by Megatron Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : needs to work on his kicking, his attack is instinctive rather than creative ,he plays what he sees whereas guys like jean de villiers/dan carter seem to construct their attack.

  • Comment 40, posted at 31.08.11 11:24:45 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 40) : he certainly kicked outstandibly against the sharks last weekend :grin:

    i don’t get this part “his attack is instinctive rather than creative ,he plays what he sees whereas guys like jean de villiers/dan carter seem to construct their attack.”

    what is to “construct” one’s attack?

  • Comment 41, posted at 31.08.11 12:00:42 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 41) : It means he plays for the Lions, not the sharks, and until he moves to durban, he will never be good enough, and until then, if we can’t find valid reasons to knock his game, we’ll just make some up. :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 31.08.11 12:18:43 by Greg Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 41) : @Greg (Comment 42) : @Talent (Comment 40) :

    if you cant beat them with constructive arguments bamboozle them with BS :twisted:

  • Comment 43, posted at 31.08.11 12:38:24 by Zibbie Reply
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  • :lol: @Zibbie (Comment 43) : @Greg (Comment 42) : bwahahhahahahahaha you gentlemen are lank funny! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 31.08.11 15:32:55 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 42) : At least he isnt so dik anymore.

  • Comment 45, posted at 31.08.11 15:52:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 45) : thats why he was breaking the line willynilly on saturday, michalak couldn’t hang on to elton :D

  • Comment 46, posted at 31.08.11 15:57:22 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 41) : Outstandibly???

  • Comment 47, posted at 31.08.11 16:22:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 46) : Ja, poor Fred was looking for the love handles.

  • Comment 48, posted at 31.08.11 16:30:15 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 47) : yes a combo of outstanding and incredibly :lol:

  • Comment 49, posted at 31.08.11 16:37:12 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 48) : and with elton sporting a new 6-pack, he was left grasping thin air.

  • Comment 50, posted at 31.08.11 16:38:27 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 49) : Sweet, I like it, can I use it if I give you credit? :wink:

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