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Big day for the Hoff


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 14 Oct 2011 at 09:46
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Ryan “the Hoff” Kankowski, if you can believe it, turns only 26 today and will look to turn his birthday weekend into a memorable one by putting in a storming performance on his return to the Sharks side. Kanky has been out for 6 games now, having broken his thumb against the Lions in Johannesburg and the big number 8 will want to exact the perfect revenge against the same opponents in Durban.

Kanokwski will earn his 57th Sharks Currie Cup cap tomorrow and will be looking for a post-birthday try to take his career tally to 15. Loose forward mate Keegan Daniel, appearing for the 82nd time, will also be hunting a second try in two starts in order to get to 30 career tries (and 150 career points) for the Sharks in the Currie Cup.

Spare a thought for poor Jacques Botes, though, stranded on the bench on 98 caps this week. He’ll look to get on for his 99th and put in a good enough performance to possibly force a start next week, in what would be his 100th Currie Cup game for the Sharks. Having burst through the 30-try barrier earlier in the season, Botes now requires only one himself to reach the 35-try milestone.

A pair of Sharks play makers will also be reaching milestones this weekend, with Fred Michalak earning his 25th Currie Cup cap and Pat Lambie his 20th. The Frenchman will be looking to score at least 15 points in the game to take him above 200 in his Sharks career. Marius Joubert completes the set in earning his 10th cap for the Sharks in the Currie Cup.



20 Comments

  • “Kanky”!? :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.10.11 09:55:42 by Culling Song Reply
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  • I hope the extended rest did him good. He needs to step up his game.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.10.11 10:12:18 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Happy Birthday Ryan, May you have an excellent weekend :razz:

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.10.11 10:13:49 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Happy Birthday, Kanko!! Many many more!

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.10.11 10:15:10 by Ice Ice Bokkie Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 1) : Happy Birthday Kanky! :grin:

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.10.11 10:19:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Happy birthday Ryan. All the best for the day and the future.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.10.11 10:23:20 by Culling Song Reply
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  • Happy birthday Kanko…..on form one of my all time favourite players.

    ‘Marius Joubert completes the set in earning his 10th cap for the Sharks in the Currie Cup.’

    The word ‘earning’ in the above sentence might not exactly be the correct term. :roll:

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.10.11 10:31:30 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Happy Birthday kanko we miss the long range 50 metre tries boet.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.10.11 11:03:10 by Muzi Reply

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  • Happy birthday Ryan.

    Sto Lat.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.10.11 11:23:15 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) : I left out the “by default” bit…:)

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.10.11 11:33:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Happy birthday to my favourite Sharks player! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.10.11 12:05:25 by Ben Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 3) : love the avatar :razz:

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.10.11 12:05:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • Have to say, Jacques Botes has an excellent rate of scoring tries.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.10.11 12:14:19 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 12) : Thanks :razz:

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.10.11 12:28:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Hey there “Hoff”-man, I trust today will be a good one and that the year ahead even better. Happy Birthday mate!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.10.11 12:30:14 by Kaygee Reply

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  • Happy B-day bru!!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.10.11 12:53:49 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • I hope he gets a try or two against the Lions as a Birtday gift.

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.10.11 15:27:12 by Letgo Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 2) : Did I give him some motivation or not :twisted: Well done Ryan, you did great.@JarsonX (Comment 3) :

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.10.11 07:29:19 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 18) : Well done boy! :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.10.11 12:03:23 by Ben Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 17) : The perfect birthday gift, especially since it worked out so well for the rest of as too.

    Hopefully Ryan and the rest of the team can keep this up for two more games!

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.10.11 17:12:29 by Letgo Reply
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