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Swannie on the move


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 1 Nov 2011 at 10:15
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Former Sharks centre Riaan Swanepoel has moved on from French club Clermont and will play for Brive until the end of the French season.

Swanepoel, after only playing a bit part in the Sharks Super Rugby campaign in 2011, was released to join Clermont as a World Cup joker a few months back, essentially covering gaps in their squad caused by the loss of French players to the World Cup squad. The chunky number 12 has impressed sufficiently to be summoned to join Brive as cover for the injured Nicolas Jeanjean and will join up with former Sharks team-mate Scott Spedding, staying on until at least the end of the French season.

At least Swanepoel will find the jersey a familiar one, since Brive play in black and white, just like the Sharks! Good luck with the new move, Swannie – we hope it turns out well.



28 Comments

  • He is still too young to play centre for the Sharks…let him play in Europe for 5 years and then call him back.
    Anyone care to put together a side of ex Natal players playing in Europe..there quite a few such as Greg Goosen,Scott Spedding, Muller, Carstens, Pienaar, Russel,Edward Coetzee etc

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.11.11 10:29:48 by SheldonK Reply
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  • 1)Eddie Coetzee
    2)John Smit
    3)BJ Botha
    4)Steven Sykes
    5)Johann Muller
    6)
    7)
    8)Shaun Sowerby
    9) Rory Kockott
    10) Ruan Pienaar
    11) Brent Russell
    12) Brad Barritt
    13)
    14)
    15) Scott Spedding

    help fill in some missing names?

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.11.11 10:40:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    13) Swannie :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.11.11 10:49:09 by wpw Reply
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  • 4) Gerhard Mostert

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.11.11 10:51:40 by Culling Song Reply
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  • Sam Gerber

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.11.11 10:53:19 by beet Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : oh duh!

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.11.11 10:56:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 5) : did he ever play a senior game?

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.11.11 10:56:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • zuks at 14

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.11.11 11:01:27 by jovner Reply

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  • @jovner (Comment 8) : thanks!

    1)Eddie Coetzee
    2)John Smit
    3)BJ Botha
    4)Steven Sykes
    5)Johann Muller
    6)
    7)
    8)Shaun Sowerby
    9) Rory Kockott
    10) Ruan Pienaar
    11) Brent Russell
    12) Brad Barritt
    13) Riaan Swanepoel
    14) Luzuko Vulindlu
    15) Scott Spedding

    Just need some flanks… and for some reason, I can’t think of any

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.11.11 11:03:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • might have to pick Mostert at 7… he has played there in the past

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.11.11 11:05:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • 6-charl van rensburg
    7-jody jenneker

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.11.11 11:12:20 by skull Reply

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  • @skull (Comment 11) : Jenneker is a hooker and isnt he playing for Rovers?

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.11.11 11:19:00 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @skull (Comment 11) : oh ja… thanks.

    @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 12) : no… Jody left for france earlier in the season. And he’s played a fair bit at 7…. last year he won player of the tournament at Club Champs for his work on the flank.

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.11.11 11:23:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • BTW who the heck is Scott Spedding? Never heard of him.

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.11.11 11:23:55 by Ben Reply
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  • @skull (Comment 11) : is Charl still playing? Must be about 100 :)

    Someone on twitter reminded me about Roland Bernard as well, as an option at 6

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.11.11 11:24:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 14) : use google, young man.

    Spedding was going to be the next bright young thing for the Sharks at flyhalf. Yet somehow never quite happened

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.11.11 11:25:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : SW is more informative when it comes to rugby than Auntie Google. ;) How long ago are we talking? How old is Scott now?

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.11.11 11:27:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : If you’d done this a few months earlier we could have put pookie Lukey in at flank. :razz: :wink:

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.11.11 11:34:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Spedding is a much better 15 than 10 but was tried at 10 for the Vodacom Side but excelled at 15 at club level and now overseas. Strange that not many loose forwards have left, especially considering how many SA produce.

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.11.11 11:41:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @skull (Comment 11) : Charl v Rensburg is so old, Oupa Stef calls him “oom”

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.11.11 11:43:44 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Ahem, erm, ah….Francois Steyn anyone. Or has he already returned to SA.

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.11.11 11:48:25 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 20) : That’s Oupa Charl v Rensburg to you! :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.11.11 11:48:49 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 17) : about 26-27, I’d think?

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.11.11 11:49:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : About 5 years ago I didn’t even know the Sharks have an academy! :lol: ;)

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.11.11 11:51:22 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 22) : Nah, compared to me he’s a youngster.

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.11.11 11:54:49 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Is Zuks really gone,nice one oupa.

    He could have been 13 all year.

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.11.11 12:19:55 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • If we can just get F STeyn back.

    Him and Tim could be our 12/13

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.11.11 12:20:41 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • geez is Nicolas JeanJean still playing? :shock:

    I remember when he stamped on Dean Hall’s head when Boks played France…good 10 years ago!

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.11.11 15:20:39 by Villie Reply
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