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Sharks confirm Jacobs departure


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 23 Nov 2011 at 07:01
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In a statement on their official website yesterday, the Sharks confirmed the departure of centre Adi Jacobs after 8 loyal years of service to the union.

Jacobs, whose contract with the Sharks was not renewed for 2012 (in the process sparking talk that a new midfield signing might be on the cards) left Durban last night to return to his family home in Kraaifontein and will presumably make a statement at some later stage regarding his future plans, which are currently not known. At only 31 years of age and in good physical nick, one would think that Jacobs would have plenty to offer still from a playing perspective and Sharksworld already knows of at least two big-name foreign clubs that are reportedly in the running for his signature.

The outpouring of shock and disbelief from Jacobs’ team-mates on social networking sites yesterday was an indication of how widely-respected the player is within the team; JP Pietersen said on Twitter and Facebook that he’d received “sad news this morning. My friend/dad Adi Jacobs is leaving the Sharks. All the best on your new journey.” Flyhalf Fred Michalak concurred by saying “it’s too sad to loose Adi Jacobs we are gonna miss him so much:(“, to which Odwa Ndungane responded with “ea can’t believe he won’t be playing with us anymore, very sad indeed.”

Jacobs leaves the Sharks having represented the black and white on 156 occasions, scoring 36 tries in the process. Adi, loyal Sharks fans everywhere salute you and will miss you more than we can possibly express. In an age when so many just seem to be chasing the next buck, you stuck with us through thick and (more often) thin and I feel that the way you’ve been treated by the team to whom you gave so much is an absolute disgrace.



162 Comments

  • Did Adi not say once that he was keen to play for the stormers?

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.11.11 07:14:26 by overseas shark Reply
     
  • Yip, very sad indeed. I believe that Adi still had something to offer the Sharks at Super rugby level. He is most definitely going to be missed.

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.11.11 07:16:12 by Bump Reply
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  • The team treated him well. Plumtree and Streauli on the other hand……. The less said about that the better.

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.11.11 07:25:57 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Can’t it be Odwa instead.He is sooo slow.

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.11.11 07:28:22 by Honey Badger Reply
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  • Read an article a while back where Waylon said that the Sharks Management don’t treat their players with respect. He said Barrit backed him, as well as a few other Ex-Sharks players. John Smit in autobiography says that the Sharks were not very honest with him when he was trying to get a contract in 2008. I won’t be surprised if Adi went down due to some bad management and human relations skills.

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.11.11 07:29:44 by Mocho Reply
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  • Opinions may differ on just how good Adi currently is, but jettisoning Adi and retaining Marius Joubert is like going to battle with a sharp stick and leaving your broadsword back in the castle keep.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.11.11 07:36:29 by Culling Song Reply
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  • On the one hand I’m pissed at Streauli for this on the other hand it makes reasonable business sense.

    Why contract a player if the coach persists in NOT selecting that player? You can’t pay a guy for sitting around doing nothing because the coach can’t see the quality the guy has.

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.11.11 07:37:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Why the Sharls haven’t done the honroublae thing and released Adi and JLP from their contracts ages ago is a mystery, because they are clearly personae non grata in Plum’s eyes, accruing salaries for sitting on the sidelines… Nice one, Mr. Plumtree! :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.11.11 07:40:11 by Culling Song Reply
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  • Well im hoping the Adi move signals in sum small way that the Sharks are going to start looking at the youngsters coming through…altho i did see Jordaan in a moonboot yest so dont think he will be doing much anytime soon! I hope Adi goes to a team where he can maybe play flyhalf…always thought he could be used there!

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.11.11 07:44:24 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 6) : had to borrow that one for Twitter :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.11.11 07:46:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Like KSA said, it makes little sense retaining him if he’s not in Plumtree’s plans.

    But Straueli is still a prick. Hate his guts.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.11.11 07:47:49 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : agree with you.

    If Adi had been released earlier, when Plum first decided he has an issue with him, he could have played himself back into Bok contention with another team.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.11.11 07:50:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 11) : that’s not a constructive comment mate. Criticise the things he does, for sure, but name-calling is below the belt.

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.11.11 07:51:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • well sad news indeed, then comes the question?? who might the speculative player the sharks might be chasing for the midfield be????

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.11.11 07:58:47 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • :roll: charlie must be guttered

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.11.11 08:00:57 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 14) : was waiting for someone to pick up on that :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.11.11 08:01:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Trevor Halstead is living in Durban if the Sharks are looking for experienced centres….

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.11.11 08:03:11 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Go Well Adi and thanks for everything!

    Thanks most of all for your patience.

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.11.11 08:11:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Ag Rob, you just want to float that one out there, allow speculation to run rife, and refuse to share any info you may have with us. We’re wise to your tricks :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.11.11 08:11:56 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    Ag, you can make an exception in extraordinary circumstances. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.11.11 08:12:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    Okay.

    Straueli has done enough harm to Springbok rugby to be done for treason.

    Now he’s doing the same with the Sharks.

    He must have a lot of good friends in Natal!

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.11.11 08:19:30 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 14) :

    They’ve already brought in Tim Whitehead.

    Oupa Terblanche & Adi Jacobs / Tim Whitehead & Paul Jordaan

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.11.11 08:20:45 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Isn’t Gcobani Bobo playing club rugby in Durban.

    Maybe Streauli is chasing him. :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.11.11 08:21:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 19) : :lol:

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.11.11 08:23:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : ur :evil:

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.11.11 08:24:01 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) :

    I’m thinking Jorrie Muller.

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.11.11 08:26:39 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 22) : so we’re going to go into Super rugby with only 4 centres, one of whom just arrived from Province while the other is not yet 20 and uncapped at senior level?

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.11.11 08:28:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • I always rated Adi as an impact player. We should have kept him and got rid of Bosman and Joubert. Those two have been spectacular…in the way they’ve failed to impress.

    Our best period was when we backed the youth of Kankowski, Barrit, Murray, Daniel, Steyn and JP. We looked sharp and hungry and we need that again. Back the youth, they’ll motivate the older guys again.

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.11.11 08:29:27 by StevieS Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :

    How many do you need?

    Signing another one will just be an indication that they don’t consider the 4 they have to be good enough.b

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.11.11 08:33:55 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 29) :

    The Bulls have only got 3.

    Wynand Olivier, Francois Venter & Johann Sadie (who’s also just arrived from province).

    I don’t think we’ll see much of Ulrich Beyers & Adri Jacobs.

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.11.11 08:35:34 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 30) : and Zane

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.11.11 08:40:26 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 31) :

    :lol: I think that was rather out of necessity rather then actually thinking he’s a good centre.

    And Matfield wonders why Ludeke isn’t in the running for the Bok job.

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.11.11 08:41:31 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : We have “push comes to shove” players for the midfield like JLP and Riaan Viljoen and even Lambie but hopefully he gets to stay at 10.

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.11.11 08:42:58 by beet Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : Well with the selections he’s made in the past it wouldn’t surprise me if Plumtree thinks he can play Lambie at 12 all season. :evil:

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.11.11 08:43:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 32) : I think Kischner’s days as a starting fullback are running out. He’s looking more like a utility off the bench. I might be wrong. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.11.11 08:44:40 by beet Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : I have a horrible feeling you might be right :cry:

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.11.11 08:45:18 by beet Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 28) : that was Dick Muir’s doing. Plum believes in favouritism, not youth.

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.11.11 08:49:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 29) : Well fact is Paul Jordaan isn’t good enough yet.

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.11.11 08:50:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA & Beet the witness agrees with you Lambie is listed as a centre in todays article iro Jacobs departure

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.11.11 08:52:57 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 35) : He really didnt look bad at 13 hey…he runs straight and hard and could work well off the shoulder of Venter (pity Meisiekind will start though). I think Sadie will be confined to wing with Basson.

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.11.11 08:53:29 by SheldonK Reply

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  • The brains trust seem to have, for want of a better phrase, lost their minds on this one. With the length of the season ahead and the rate of attrition expected to increase accordingly, keeping Adi would not have been a bad idea. The mind boggles :shock:

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.11.11 08:54:46 by knock on Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 38) :

    I guess we’ll see.

    My honest opinion on it… He seems a confident enough player.

    If he’s not good enough, then it comes down to conditioning and nothing else. Otherwise there’s no hope for him.

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.11.11 08:57:24 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 40) :

    Wrong I think.

    Venter will be on the bench.

    Meyer and co. think very very highly of Sadie. He’ll be one of the first names they put on the starting-15 every week.

    Wingers will likely be JJ Engelbrecht & Bjorn Basson.

    Francois Venter will be lucky to start a handful of games. Sad because he’s such a good player.

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.11.11 09:00:11 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Loyalty doesnt mean squat nowadays. Maybe I’ll support another team next year :roll:

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.11.11 09:02:34 by JarsonX Reply
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  • My good wishes go to Adi.
    He has been disrespected and forced to play second fiddle behind clearly inferior players.
    He goes with his head held high and I suspect he’ll also have the last laugh.
    One thing’s for sure: after playing no more than 10 mins a game for the last 2 years, there’s plenty of running still left in those legs.

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.11.11 09:17:20 by CapeShark Reply
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  • I know this is an article about Adi Jacobs, but I think we can draw parallels between the story of Waylon Murray and this one, and what Adi must be going through. This I got from an article in SARugby
    “It cut deeply to feel rejected and unwanted by the team I grew up wanting to play for, especially after I thought I’d proved my aptitude,’ he says. ‘At the end of my time at the Sharks I was constantly doubting my ability. I had a defeatist mindset. Mentally I was gone. When your confidence is shot the harder you try, the worse you make your situation. I knew it was time for a fresh start, but leaving Durban, my mom and my brother especially, was the hardest career decision I’ve ever had to make”

    Brad Barrit says:
    ‘I can relate to what Waylon went through just before he left the Sharks. You want to feel like you’re rated and when that validation isn’t there you start to question yourself.

    “To bounce back from serious injury and that type of rejection in the way he has speaks of his character and immense talent. I’ve seen players go through what he has and never be the same again”

    On John Mitchell
    “He is the type of coach I respond to – brutally honest(something o fear the Sharks are not) in his assessment of your performance but you know it’s because he cares and wants to ensure you are improving”

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.11.11 09:20:23 by Mocho Reply

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  • I’m a bit surprised Adi Jacobs has been with the Sharks for 8 years.

    It didn’t feel nearly that long. Probably because he’s hardly played.

    Feels like only a few years ago that he played alongside Ettienne Botha in the Bulls midfield.

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.11.11 09:20:38 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 43) : Venter made a massive impact for the Bulls when he started playing more in the CC…before that Olivier was dragging them to relegation! If Olivier wasnt VC it would be a no brainer of Venter/Sadie midfield. Kirchner will most probably end up back at 15…he is solid without being spectacular there.

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.11.11 09:21:50 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 47) : He played with Botha at the Valke. I don’t think they were ever at the Bulls at the same time.

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.11.11 09:22:37 by beet Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 48) : I thought Venter was great playing outside Olivier in the 13 jumper.

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.11.11 09:23:37 by beet Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 46) : Im not making excuses for the Sharks management but that really sounds like two little boys having a cry! They must grow up man…this is professional sport! If u want someone telling u that u are amazing all the time then get a gf!

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.11.11 09:23:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 51) :

    you have an nice GF ….
    mine just moans and tells me how crap i am the whole time ….

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.11.11 09:27:00 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 38) : I think you have to elaborate on why you think Jordaan not good enough and maybe factor in where you believe he’ll be in 6 months time.

    I think his tackling technique and commitment on D are what need most urgent attention. He clearly doesn’t enjoy the first time tackling stuff esp when it’s front on. A bigger stronger player in a few months time with a different mindset, could be a different beast altogether :smile:

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.11.11 09:27:27 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 49) :

    My mistake. Cheers :mrgreen: I remember seeing them play together somewhere!

    Also played together for the SA ‘A’ side at some point if I remember correctly.

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.11.11 09:28:09 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 50) : he was good but he did take a lot of ball in the 12 channel. But it just proves my point in that positions dont really matter as a lot of the game takes place from broken play.

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.11.11 09:30:22 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 54) :

    Speaking about Falcons & Bulls.

    What ever happened to Rudy Joubert? I thought he was a very underrated coach.

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.11.11 09:30:26 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 54) : You’re right on 1 thing I’m sure. Jacobs spent a lot of time on the bench under various coaches.

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.11.11 09:30:45 by beet Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 52) : U not dating anyone in Sharks mangement are u by any chance??

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.11.11 09:33:00 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 51) :

    Good point.

    They are professionals getting paid. What more do they want! Time to forget about all the other things and just focus on doing your best, rather then pointing fingers if you’re not performing.

  • Comment 59, posted at 23.11.11 09:34:23 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 55) : That’s the joy of Frans Venter – he runs exciting lines. However you’ve said you enjoy a playmaker 12 and then back him for 12 when he’s the guy who feeds off a playmaker. He likes to hog the ball. Where he has gotten a lot better tho, is his offloads in the tackle, usually after he breaks the line – this helps continuity a lot.

  • Comment 60, posted at 23.11.11 09:36:16 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 60) :

    Wynand the best option for the Bulls at 12. Some might not like it, but it’s true :mrgreen:

    With Sadie at 13 and Venter coming off the bench they’ll have a very good midfield going. Potentially the best in SA, much as I hate to say it.

  • Comment 61, posted at 23.11.11 09:39:57 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Really sad to see Adi go. There will be those who say he was a defensive liability but his ability on attack was more than enough to compensate for any alleged defensive frailties.

    Any Sharks backline with Adi in it was vastly more potent than one without him.

    The fact that his “replacement” is older, less talented and possibly even more defensively frail is indeed a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions.

    Go well, Adi, you will be sorely missed.

  • Comment 62, posted at 23.11.11 09:40:48 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 58) :

    no … but if she wears her shark jersey to bed i know im in trouble :shock:

  • Comment 63, posted at 23.11.11 09:42:27 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 5) : It’s a no brainer, it smells of bad management. It means that the guy was only told at the very last minute else he would have lined up something to fall back on. Have always said this, Plum and RS are a bad combination.

  • Comment 64, posted at 23.11.11 09:49:52 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 60) : I do like a play maker at 12 but im more of a fan of the best players being on the field and they will then fill into the positions that best suit them. I watched Venter at JWC and thought oh no not another Olivier! But in the latter part of the CC he knew that he would attract 2 sometimes 3 defenders attention and it was it passing and offloads in the tackle that often created tries for those around him.

  • Comment 65, posted at 23.11.11 09:52:42 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 61) : U touched on it, but how important is the bench combination? I think that coaches need to pay a lot of attention to know they put on the bench and when they will bring them on. No longer is the bench just there as cover for the guys starting

  • Comment 66, posted at 23.11.11 09:55:40 by SheldonK Reply

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  • According to sport24 and die Burger Adi is interested in playing for the stormers(if they are) and has also spoken to Boland… Very keen to return to CP….

  • Comment 67, posted at 23.11.11 09:57:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 53) : Did I not make myself clear yesterday? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 68, posted at 23.11.11 09:59:19 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 68) : For the benefit of those who didn’t read your analysis yesterday :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 23.11.11 10:01:18 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 69) : Okay, IMO he needs another year playing Vodacom Cup and U21′s. Like I said yesterday he needs to work hard on his defence and for me he needs to play at centre this year in those competitions respectively. He played flyhalf this whole year and he should not play there again.

  • Comment 70, posted at 23.11.11 10:12:13 by Ben Reply
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  • Go well Adi: so often the only exciting and creative spark in our backline. You will be greatly missed for your passion, loyalty and humility.

    Your treatment has been a travesty.

  • Comment 71, posted at 23.11.11 10:30:10 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I feel bad on how the Sharks has treated an awsome guy like Adi.

    However, I am trying to be realistic here. The choice between Adi and MJ is clear. Adi is the better option. And I support the unhappiness on MJ’s inclusion over Adi

    BUT – I feel that neither of them is the answer to our problems on centre. The Sharks will have to come with a better option – so let’s hope if and when they sign, that this guy is a phenomenal talent at 13. Because THAT is what we need.

    Both MJ and Adi are older now. Adi will not get gametime, we have seen this. Yes he should have been released sooner and he was hard done by, but that happened and we cannot change it. But by keeping him would not be the answer either.

    As someone told me once before when I said I would have liked to see one of my legends just one more time :” get over it, he is gone”…

    That said, I wish Adi all the best and I hope he gets something really worthwhile. I will certainly miss the awsome guy he is at the Sharks Ladies Breakfast! Go well, Adi! :wink:

  • Comment 72, posted at 23.11.11 10:38:20 by Ice Reply
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  • Very sad to see adi go.. But I guess frans steyn doesn’t caome cheap..

  • Comment 73, posted at 23.11.11 10:40:50 by bergshark Reply

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  • Why do I get a feeling a signing is on his way. Hint hint

  • Comment 74, posted at 23.11.11 10:45:49 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 74) : We cant surely sign another backline player…so wud have to be a forward? I hear Mark Andrews is looking in shape…or is Rudolph gonna have another crack at playing?

  • Comment 75, posted at 23.11.11 10:55:52 by SheldonK Reply

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  • To be fair:

    Marius Joubert’s contract didn’t come up for renewal. Didn’t they sign him on until 2013?

    It might well be a case of them getting rid of both if they had the opportunity.

    My opinion is Adi Jacobs made a very useful player off the bench, but he was never a great starting option.

    He should’ve been retained however. Appears to have an excellent attitude & had some value as an impact player.

    Very unfair, but that’s the way the Sharks operate I see.

    I expect Adi will not have sour grapes over this. Seems a mature enough player not to have a cry.

  • Comment 76, posted at 23.11.11 11:01:07 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 76) : The Sharks do seem to take a lot longer than other Unions in deciding on which players they want to contract etc. It does make it more difficult for the guys that dont get contracted but hey life’s a bitch. Im surprised they kept JLP on…mayb because they arent sure how long Michalak is sticking around.

  • Comment 77, posted at 23.11.11 11:19:23 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 76) : Apparently the Sharks are paying MJ a shit load of money. Yes his contract is until the end of 2012. Wish there was a way we could release him early.

  • Comment 78, posted at 23.11.11 11:25:34 by Ben Reply
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  • Now hindsight is a wonderful thing,but: why didn’t they just stick jl potgieter in the 13 jersey?couldn’t have been worse than mj/oupa?
    Jlp said he didn’t mind where he plays ,he just wants to play.

  • Comment 79, posted at 23.11.11 11:31:14 by bergshark Reply

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  • Bashford did say in the natal witness that they aer looking at making some signings in the off season to bolster the squad.the only one so far that has been announced is tim whitehead.

  • Comment 80, posted at 23.11.11 11:34:30 by bergshark Reply

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  • Idiots…

  • Comment 81, posted at 23.11.11 11:37:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 79) :

    Potgieter at 13? You’re kidding I hope :mrgreen:

    Might as well stick me in there. My 100m time would be around that 15 second mark.

    Potgieter has to be the most overrated player on SharksWorld. Just saying :lol:

  • Comment 82, posted at 23.11.11 11:40:22 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 76) : Whyever MJ got such an extended contract in the first place baffles me. Stupity amplified. Epic fail from Sharks recruitement side. I am convinced that is the only reason he is still there and Adi not.

  • Comment 83, posted at 23.11.11 11:44:14 by Ice Reply
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  • @hendrikp: dunno about his time over 100m but read on sw that he has a 4.86s over 40m .. Perhaps slightly faster than you..?;-)

  • Comment 84, posted at 23.11.11 11:47:20 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 83) :

    I don’t think anyone could’ve predicted how bad Marius Joubert would be for the Sharks. I was watching him play for Clermont (who won the French Top 14 btw) and he looked a more complete player then he ever was when playing in SA.

    @bergshark (Comment 84) :

    I don’t believe it, but even then he’s not nearly shown enough as an attacking player on the outside to even be considered at 13.

    I know I said Tim Whitehead isn’t the greatest addition, but heck he’s by far the Sharks best option in the 13 jersey. Potgieter would be way way down that list.

  • Comment 85, posted at 23.11.11 11:52:18 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 84) : JLP is no slouch believe me. He would leave MJ,Odders,Ludik,Michalak trailing behind him. Id love to see JLP get more game time…give the guy a decent run before we judge him.

  • Comment 86, posted at 23.11.11 11:52:44 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Ice: we took mj because ronnie cooke still had a contract till end of the french season imho

  • Comment 87, posted at 23.11.11 11:53:49 by bergshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK: I agree with you on jlp: the poor guy had the misfortune of having the worst spell in goal kicking in his career I suppose,just when the spotlight shone on him. Sad :-(

  • Comment 88, posted at 23.11.11 11:58:44 by bergshark Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 85) : Dude JLP is fast and stop telling yourself other wise. Wish you Province supporters would stop speaking about factors that you know absolutely nothing about! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 89, posted at 23.11.11 12:00:25 by Ben Reply
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  • JLP is a far better option at 13 than MJ!

    @hendrikp (Comment 85) : I watched a few Clermont games. Mostly I saw MJ fall off tackles like a Morne Steyn.

  • Comment 90, posted at 23.11.11 12:03:02 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 89) :

    Haha okay. JLP is fast. Still doesn’t make him a centre though hey!

    I remember back when Carlos Spencer was struggling for the All Blacks heading into the 2003 World Cup, some said he should be playing at 12. Personally couldn’t see the logic.

    Same thing with JLP. He’s as much a centre as Spencer was (which he wasn’t).

  • Comment 91, posted at 23.11.11 12:06:37 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Ben: could you find out more info re: benjamin de jager?

  • Comment 92, posted at 23.11.11 12:07:57 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 92) : I’m on my phone.

  • Comment 93, posted at 23.11.11 12:10:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben: as in “on your phone busy calling him”? :-D

  • Comment 94, posted at 23.11.11 12:12:16 by bergshark Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 91) : JLP has always had an eye for a gap. Remember his try against the Sharks in the 2009 CC semi? I think he will be decent at 13. The reason I say this is he has got a lot more gas than MJ and he has an eye for an opening. He just needs to learn which lines to run at the right time to play 13.

  • Comment 95, posted at 23.11.11 12:13:08 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 94) : :lol: no

    Just to make myself clear on this topic. I don’t think he’s a great player or anything. I just saw the highlights of the game and saw his try. Which was awesome. He’s built a lot like Pieter (slaptjips) Rossouw.

  • Comment 96, posted at 23.11.11 12:18:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 95) :

    I remember him scoring a try from halfway versus the Crusaders at Twickenham – from the restart.

    Still don’t think it’s as easy as simply moving into the 13 jersey. It could do more harm then good.

    A player who’s already short on any real ball-skills and, if I remember correctly, spent his entire Affies career at prop?

    It’s like saying they’re stupid not to try Keegan Daniel on the wing.

  • Comment 97, posted at 23.11.11 12:19:08 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 91) : That brings me to the point of do positions really matter? How much of rugby these days takes place for broken play…most of it!So does it really matter the number on a guys back? I mean O’Connor took most of the ball at first receiver for OZ in that q/final…but he was playing wing. So wat im getting at is…which 7 backline players would u like to see the Sharks field? positions we can figure out later

  • Comment 98, posted at 23.11.11 12:21:15 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 97) : Well with the depth of 10′s in SA. How much harm can it really do to just try it out?

  • Comment 99, posted at 23.11.11 12:21:18 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben: comment 99: good point you raise there.and to just repeat,jlp did say he doesn’t mind where he plays at the sharks as long as he plays.( He actually also mentioned fullback in that interview as a possible position he could play in).

  • Comment 100, posted at 23.11.11 12:30:43 by bergshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 98) :

    I’d say positions definitely matter. How often do we go through 5+ phases. Not very often.

    There’s a lot more structure to backline play then you’re suggesting, that require certain types of players in certain positions.

    Also why would you risk throwing away being effective off first & second phase ball?

    After you go through the phases, you still aren’t likely to see Lwazi Mvovo at first-receiver, or Meyer Bosman running out on the wing. It’s not how it works.

  • Comment 101, posted at 23.11.11 12:31:28 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 99) :

    Fair enough.

    I don’t think it would be effective though, but maybe someone can give Plumtree a nudge into trying it if the Sharks are ever in a position where they need a 13 badly :mrgreen:

  • Comment 102, posted at 23.11.11 12:33:16 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp: how often did jlp come on as replacement in outside centre pos for bulls in ’09? I’m sure he was playing 13 when he scored the match winning try vs sharks at loftus in sr 14 ’09?ran it in from about the halfway,cover def couldn’t touch him.although admittedly,we were stretched,but still: jlp finished it.

  • Comment 103, posted at 23.11.11 12:34:37 by bergshark Reply

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  • @hendrikp: sorry about the year: meant in 2010 superrugby game sharks vs bulls at loftus.

  • Comment 104, posted at 23.11.11 12:36:31 by bergshark Reply

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  • In 2009 jlp was too busy dropping,scoring,place kicking the sharks out of a cc final in a cheetahs jersey (evil) :-(

  • Comment 105, posted at 23.11.11 12:38:30 by bergshark Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 102) : Haha newsflash! We are in that position right now! :)

  • Comment 106, posted at 23.11.11 12:41:50 by Ben Reply
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  • Try JLP at 13 ,seen games that he played for the bulls -his running game is great …

  • Comment 107, posted at 23.11.11 12:43:30 by Talent Reply
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  • @the sharks coaches: .. In hindsight: it is no better to be safe than sorry..

  • Comment 108, posted at 23.11.11 12:44:08 by bergshark Reply

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  • yo but guys hendrikp is te authority -change his pp to cartmen :lol:

  • Comment 109, posted at 23.11.11 12:44:56 by Talent Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 101) : I tend to disgaree there. if you look at the way the Ozzies and All Black play…probably the best attacking backlines. Their wings often take the ball at first or 2nd receiver. Then off 2nd phase guys like Beale and Dagg are often seen getting the ball and guys like Nonu and Ioane are most effectively used as strike runners in 2nd or 3rd phase play when they will be running at forwards not backs. Very few tries are scored off first phase unless opposition defense is sub standard.

  • Comment 110, posted at 23.11.11 12:47:23 by SheldonK Reply

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  • re jlp stranger things have happend -Burden ,thing is plum is to dogmatic and set in his ways.

  • Comment 111, posted at 23.11.11 12:47:46 by Talent Reply
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  • for all the sh we gave dick muir he could turn a wing into a hooker and invest in him and push him to become a succes ! Whereas with Plum if the player coach situation is not 100s he drops them . Stinks and doesnt sit right with me .Ive been on the recieving end of poor coaching and I tell you its a recipe for disaster and exodus. Does Plum have the people skills neccesary for a top coach ? Well wouldnt it be nice to be sure he did

  • Comment 112, posted at 23.11.11 12:53:55 by Talent Reply
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  • Adi was a great player and still added value to games and only a cyclopse wouldnt see his worth.

  • Comment 113, posted at 23.11.11 12:55:56 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 112) :

    He originally left Wellington because they didn’t want him as Hurricanes coach.

    Seems they had good reasons.

  • Comment 114, posted at 23.11.11 12:57:47 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Talent: adi was brilliant in 07 coming on as a sub during the sr14.everyone was raving about his play.he does add something as an impact player

  • Comment 115, posted at 23.11.11 13:03:55 by bergshark Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 114) : We should remember that Plum has won 2 Currie Cups whilst he has been here. I thought he was onto a good thing in 2010 but the Sharks have seemed to go backwards in 2011. Will see what we look like in 2012. We got hammered in 2011 preseason but Plum said we should have patience as the team will hit their stride…im still waiting

  • Comment 116, posted at 23.11.11 13:04:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • ..The sharks have bled too much talent :-(

  • Comment 117, posted at 23.11.11 13:08:11 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : lol sorry bro , one woulda thought the other bloggers would be a touch faster then they are :roll: :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 118, posted at 23.11.11 13:13:49 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 116) :

    Not saying he’s a bad coach.

    Just that there are obviously issues that stop him from being a truly great coach.

    If I had to name one coach who’s player-management I really liked, it would be Naka Drotske. People can say what they like about his coaching, but I can’t fault much of what he does.

    After that I like the way Allister Coetzee has given his younger players a go, and think him rotating his bench (so guys like Groom & Schreuder don’t sit on the bench all season) showed that he’s willing to show a little bit of imagination.

    Ludeke I think doesn’t have it in him to have long-term success. He’s riding the success created by Heyneke.

    And John Mitchell obviously has his issues with player management also.

  • Comment 119, posted at 23.11.11 13:17:01 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @sharks_lover:see comment 73

  • Comment 120, posted at 23.11.11 13:24:06 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 120) : lol bergie glad someone else caught on :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 121, posted at 23.11.11 13:36:12 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover::-D

  • Comment 122, posted at 23.11.11 13:43:55 by bergshark Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 119) : So basically what u are saying is that Plum isnt head coach material. I have that feeling but he wont stay on at Sharks as assistant and please not Reece Edwards for head coach again! I think both Everitt and Erasmus should be elevated but i think both would want the head coach role. Hard to find good help these days…

  • Comment 123, posted at 23.11.11 13:44:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 123) :

    I’m not sure who the Sharks head coach should be. I don’t know enough of the candidates to even start putting names forward.

    All I know is, even if Plumtree had won the CC, I still wouldn’t think highly of him as a coach.

  • Comment 124, posted at 23.11.11 13:50:46 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 116) : With the players he has had at his disposal maybe we should be wondering why we have not been more successful at super rugby?? Who actually cares about the cc becuase the boks are never there its an after thought competion ,yes nice to win but super rugby is what provinvial sides must be measured by.

  • Comment 125, posted at 23.11.11 13:51:54 by Talent Reply
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  • I would have dick muir back with plum as forwards coach ,but he would be seriously pissed off.

  • Comment 126, posted at 23.11.11 13:54:31 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 125) :

    I don’t think his ‘style’ suits that of a ‘feeder’ team to the Springboks either.

    And I’m a little pissed that they feel the need to bring in overseas players still.

    More so in John Mitchell’s case where he’s got a no-name James Kamana keeping an SA youngster out of the side – and his refusal to release Jaco Taute for the IRB Junior World Champs was pathetic.

  • Comment 127, posted at 23.11.11 14:00:16 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 126) : Dick Muir seems to be happy with his Investec Academy so dont think we will see him coaching for a bit. And Plum would be on the next plane to NZ if he wasnt head coach. Natrual progesseion says it should be Everitt with Erasmus assisting with Keyser.

  • Comment 128, posted at 23.11.11 14:04:20 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 127) : MJ was a shocker ,2nd tier at province a few years ago then he moved to cheetahs and was kak -now hes at the sharks wtf…

    Ya we need to see Jordaan and a few others get a chance , bleed them in by giving them 10 /15 /20 minutes each game.

  • Comment 129, posted at 23.11.11 14:04:28 by Talent Reply
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  • I gave MJ a chance but im not sure about his capacity and why we actually invested in him ,one thing I am fed up with is how plum persists with players ill form for a season yet will neglect other potentiall candidates ,but whatever .

  • Comment 130, posted at 23.11.11 14:07:10 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 130) :

    I thought MJ was going to make much more of an impact.

    And Straueli probably remembers the days when Marius Joubert was the most dangerous centre in world rugby.

    But yes, poor investment. A real shame. I feel a little let down because Marius Joubert is one of my all-time favorite players – and I’ll always have hope for a turn-around! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 131, posted at 23.11.11 14:14:06 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 131) : I think we must remember that he did arrive halfway through the season and his conditioning was not up to stratch and he had to settle in etc. So im hoping that a full preseason program and now that he is settled we will see more consistency frm him…he wasnt a Bok for nothing! Gotta give the guy the benefit of the doubt. Guys that will hopefully have settled in now and start to produce are the likes of Bosman, MJ, Hoffman,JLP if given a chance, and Van Staden.

  • Comment 132, posted at 23.11.11 14:19:43 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Talent: I think the sharks were looking at getting another 13 but he was tied up till end of this season,s french league.so mj was available and straeuli decided on opting for mj.

  • Comment 133, posted at 23.11.11 14:21:44 by bergshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK: van staden had an up and down season this past year..need to step up a bit.think herbst is gonna push him very close and very hard next season.

  • Comment 134, posted at 23.11.11 14:25:11 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 134) : I hope Herbst does push him, just like i hope Burden puts pressure on Bismarck and Prinsloo keeps Viljoen or Ludik on their toes. Youngsters champing at the bit to be given a run brings out the best in the incumbant player as they are forced to up their game…well provided that the coach will realistically pick the youngester if there is a drop in form. (Heres hoping)

  • Comment 135, posted at 23.11.11 14:36:45 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Who was it that wanted David Campese to be the Sharks backline coach?

    Have a read of this: http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Campese-lets-rip-at-Deans-20111123

    You build a competitive Australian team – the best in a long time, win the Tri Nations, then lose 1 game at Eden Park to the All Blacks and Campo wants you fired.

    Campo seems to think he knows better then people who have had actual success. Him saying ‘they’re not getting it to the wings’ says it all. He’s a glory boy. All about himself.

    Let’s never speak of hiring him to assist any SA side again :mrgreen:

  • Comment 136, posted at 23.11.11 14:57:51 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Guys im so bored ,your all time favourite xv ,go;

  • Comment 137, posted at 23.11.11 15:13:25 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 137) :

    I can’t do an entire XV, but I’d include:

    Hottie Louw, Keith Wood, John Eales & Cobus Visagie as some of my forwards.

    Henry Honiball, Brian O’Driscoll & Pieter Rossouw as some of my backs.

  • Comment 138, posted at 23.11.11 15:19:52 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 138) : And for including Henry Honiball you get lifelong membership to the Culling Song Blogger Hall of Fame :mrgreen:

  • Comment 139, posted at 23.11.11 15:26:13 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 138) :

    No Schalk Burger?? :twisted:

  • Comment 140, posted at 23.11.11 15:31:18 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 140) :

    Left him out to see if anybody would say something :mrgreen:

    Schalk would be my favorite player of all-time. LEGEND.

  • Comment 141, posted at 23.11.11 15:37:19 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 137) : SA or everyone?

  • Comment 142, posted at 23.11.11 15:41:29 by Ice Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 138) : ya agreed cant do an entire team
    @Ice (Comment 142) : Everyone ,maybe put a bracket next to their name (from)

  • Comment 143, posted at 23.11.11 15:47:31 by Talent Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 141) : Well done with your team wiping the floor with my team on Sunday!

  • Comment 144, posted at 23.11.11 15:48:04 by Ben Reply
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  • Come home Adi!

  • Comment 145, posted at 23.11.11 15:50:16 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 138) : @Talent (Comment 143) : My all time favourite player of all time in ever and ever is; Andre Joubert! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 146, posted at 23.11.11 15:51:25 by Ben Reply
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  • I think mine has to be either ;Schalk ,Juan Smith ,Butch or Os du Rant

  • Comment 147, posted at 23.11.11 15:52:42 by Talent Reply
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  • Very quick of the top of my head

    15. Joubert/Cullem
    14. Small/Sivivatu/JPP
    13. Danie Gerber/Sella
    12. Tim Horan/Meager
    11. Big bloody NZ’der can’t remember his name :oops:
    10. Carter/Honiball
    9. Joost/ Gregan
    8. Zinzan Brooke
    7. AJ Venter/ Juan Smith
    6. Brussow/
    5. Matfield/Eales
    4. Bakkies/
    3. Franks
    2. Bismarck
    1. Os

  • Comment 148, posted at 23.11.11 16:03:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 148) :

    Also Brad Thorne at 4

  • Comment 149, posted at 23.11.11 16:08:38 by Pokkel Reply
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  • My ATGP of “modern” times is Dan the Man Carter!

  • Comment 150, posted at 23.11.11 16:13:55 by Ice Reply
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  • I would have loved to see graig davidson,superpat,honiball,pieter muller,jp pieterson,kabous and ofcourse Andre Joubert at full back as a backline wit joost joubert on the bench

  • Comment 151, posted at 23.11.11 16:16:56 by juba_fan Reply

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  • That’s just for the sharks…

  • Comment 152, posted at 23.11.11 16:18:35 by juba_fan Reply

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  • I dont know far to hard ,what I think the next bok xv may look like @ wc 2015;
    1.?
    2.Bismarck
    3.?
    4.?
    5.Becker
    6.Brussow
    7.Burger(c)
    8.Alberts
    9.
    10.Lambie(vc)
    11.Mvovo
    12.Frans Steyn
    13.R. Ebersohn
    14.Sadie
    15.Taute-one problem is that back three not the best fielders :P eish

  • Comment 153, posted at 23.11.11 16:22:04 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 137) :

    Okay not my favourite XV but here’s a dream team of players I’d love to have as a touring squad:

    1. Os du Randt, Craig Dowd
    2. Sean Fitzpatrick (c), Uli Schmidt
    3. Olo Brown, Phil Vickery
    4. Martin Johnson (v/c), Abdel Benazzi
    5. Victor Matfield, John Eales
    6. Ritchie McCaw, George Smith
    7. Schalk Burger, Jerry Collins
    8. Zinzan Brooke, Lawrence Dallaglio
    9. Justin Marshall, George Gregan
    10. Daniel Carter, Naas Botha
    11. David Campese, Joe Roff
    12. Tim Horan, Ma’a Nonu
    13. Danie Gerber, Brian o’Driscoll
    14. Jason Robinson, John Kirwan
    15. Christian Cullen, Andre Joubert

    My favourite 15 would have to include guys like Tony Watson, Michael Iceman Jones, Kees Meeuws, Pieter Muller and Tiaan Strauss, maybe even Ollie le Roux – loved these guys :mrgreen:

  • Comment 154, posted at 23.11.11 16:39:57 by beet Reply
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  • @hendrikp:comment114: plumtree took wellington to three npc finals and admittedly didn’t win any.still,getting to 3 npc finals in 4 years ??
    I’m not saying I’m a fan of fan plumtree,but you sure about the reasons for him. Leaving?re: they (wellington didn’t want him?) Are you talking about the wellington lions or the wellington hurricanes?

  • Comment 155, posted at 23.11.11 16:56:25 by bergshark Reply

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  • @hendrikp: campese official job description at the sharks was skills consultant

  • Comment 156, posted at 23.11.11 17:33:08 by bergshark Reply

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  • 10.Johnny wilkinson
    12.Pieter muller
    13.Danie gerber
    15.Andre joubert

  • Comment 157, posted at 23.11.11 17:52:58 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 137) : OK, I’ll have a go at this. This is of course assuming that each player selected is at their playing peak-

    Favourite Sharks XV:
    1) Ollie le Roux (I’m probably gonna get crucified for this)
    2) Bismarck du Plessis
    3) Adrian Garvey
    4) Mark Andrews
    5) Olivier Roumat
    6) Wayne Fyvie
    7) Willem Alberts
    8) Gary Teichmann
    9) Craig Davidson
    10 Henry Honiball
    11) JP Pietersen
    12) Pieter Muller
    13) Deon Kayser
    14) James Small
    15) Andre Joubert

    Favourite Box XV:
    1) Os du Randt
    2) John Smit
    3) Adrian Garvey
    4) Kobus Wiese
    5) Mark Andrews
    6) Shalk Burger
    7) Andre Venter
    8) Gary Teichmann
    9) Fourie du Preez
    10) Henry Honiball
    11) Pieter Rossouw
    12) Pieter Muller
    13) Danie Gerber
    14) Ray Mordt
    15 Andre Joubert

    Favourite World XV:
    1) Os du Randt
    2) Sean Fitzpatrick
    3) ?
    4) Martin Johnson
    5) John Eales
    6) Richie McCaw
    7) Jerry Collins
    8) Zinzan Brooke
    9) George Gregan
    10) Henry Honiball
    11) Rupeni Caucaunibaca
    12) Tim Horan
    13) Danie Gerber
    14) Doug Howlett
    15) Christian Cullen/Andre Joubert (too close to call)

  • Comment 158, posted at 23.11.11 21:24:09 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 158) :

    No space for super awesome 3D Pat ?

  • Comment 159, posted at 24.11.11 08:01:41 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 159) : Super awesome 3D Pat will be on the bench. He may still make it into the starting lineup, but that only time will tell. For now he won’t displace Lem, Pieter Muller or Jouba yet.

  • Comment 160, posted at 24.11.11 08:43:29 by Culling Song Reply
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  • The best thing that could happen is for adi to score winning try and knock out the sharks in a play off game. Plum and rudolph to then get fired. Adi to show them the middle finger.

  • Comment 161, posted at 25.11.11 04:41:43 by cody007 Reply

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  • @cody007 (Comment 161) : Yowza dude, that harsh and vindictive!!! :shock: I like it!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 162, posted at 25.11.11 09:36:56 by Culling Song Reply
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