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Discarded players forced to cool heels


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 16 Feb 2012 at 10:22
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While it would be great to think that those players cut from the Sharks squad this week – and thus seemingly out of the reckoning for Super Rugby game time in the opening few weeks – would be immediately thrust into action with the Sharks XV in order to try and “play themselves back in”, the reality is somewhat different.

Looking at the fixtures for this year’s Vodacom Cup, for some weird reason, the competition only kicks off on 9 March, a full two weeks after Super Rugby gets under way. What’s more, with only a single round of games against half of the other teams, the season only comprises 7 games in total, which really isn’t a whole bunch. It kind of makes you wonder exactly what the players are meant to be doing with their time in the 2 weeks before – and 3 months after – the Vodacom Cup, all the while the bloated extravaganza that is Super Rugby continues to roll.

Perhaps it’s time for somebody to wake up and smell the coffee here; nobody likes the Vodacom Cup, nobody wants to play in it and by making it shorter every year, it’s not even useful as a way to give reserves game time. Isn’t it time that SARU (or SANZAR) rebranded it as a national (or perhaps international) under 23 competition that runs at the same time as Super Rugby, with matches played as curtain raisers? Seems to me like a far better way of ensuring that there’s more rugby for the back-up players, because goodness knows the top tier don’t seem to have any shortage of games in which to showcase their talents.

Seems a little like the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, if you ask me.

Things can change radially, of course, but if I were to pick a Sharks XV side today, based on who’s not currently in the Sharks squad, I reckon it could be a pretty competitive outfit. Here’s how my 22 would look, although I’m quite sure that by the time 9 March rolls around, things could look somewhat different.

1 Danie Mienie
2 Kyle Cooper
3 Nic Schonert
4 Jandre Marais
5 Alistair Hargreaves
6 Chris Cloete
7 Francois Kleinhans
8 Tera Mtembu
9 Cobus Reinach
10 Fred Zeilinga
11 Louis Ludik
12 Heimar Williams
13 Piet Lindeque
14 Sbura Sithole
15 Gouws Prinsloo
16 Monde Hadebe
17 Allan Dell
18 Peet Marais
19 Brynard Stander
20 Shannon Rick
21 Marius Joubert
22 Wandile Mjekevu/Jaco van Tonder



88 Comments

  • Yes Rob, we need a u/23 comp. or The Sharks should go into a partnership with UKZN, where some academy/Sharks XV players play for them, and hopefully they can get into the Varsity Cup…will need to have a Big Varsity Cup squad, as The Sharks will call on some of the players during the superugby season. Although, The Sharks would basically have to take control of the UKZN side, to make sure they are/stay on the same level Physically and mentally as The Super rugby players. Basically Sharks XV and management; but with UKZN kit.

    Vodacom Cup’s flame is almost dead, if not already.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.02.12 10:28:01 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 1) : varsity cup is not the answer (or, at least, not the only answer) because if we’re honest about it, most professional rugby players aren’t actually students.

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.02.12 10:37:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well Rob, you said it, the Vodacom cup may as well be scraped all together. SANZAR definitely needs too look at a way to develop more players and a U23 comp would be a great way of doing so. Not only would it develop the required depth that is needed in the long S15 but it will also help them Ausies to keep their rugby alive and stop using this stupid conference system.

    But, on the other side you are still left with a lot of SA franchises that do not compete in super rugby who will miss out completely in if this is done. Bit of a catch 22 or more of the rich get richer (which again you said ;-) )

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.02.12 10:44:36 by Viking Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Yes but it does provide an excellent base for young individuals to develop their game. I must honestly say that the quality rugby from a spectator point of view has been excellent over the last year in the VC!

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.02.12 10:46:20 by Viking Reply
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  • Hi Rob!
    “Seems a little like the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, if you ask me.” is this not a South African phenomenon??? :smile:
    How can you have professional sportsmen not playing their sport for most of the year (season)?
    I think that SARugby has never been able to come to terms with the fact that it is now a truely professional sport.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.02.12 10:50:30 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Do the players in the Varsity Cup have to be registered students? and of the University the play for?

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.02.12 10:54:07 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 6) : a certain % of them need to be bona fide students, yes.

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.02.12 10:57:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 6) : in fact, I think they tightened up the regulations this year… meaning all players have to be registered and actually pass some courses. Let me see if I can find them

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.02.12 10:57:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 6) : All 23 players must be registered with the club but only 16 of the 23 has to be enrolled students at the start of the year.

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.02.12 10:58:09 by Viking Reply
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  • here we go…

    4.1 Any player twenty-five (25) years and younger can play in this competition and must be a registered player of the club. Thus a player can turn 25 any time during the year of the competition.

    4.2 At least Sixteen (16) players of the twenty-three (23) players on match day must be bona fide registered students at the university for which they are playing.

    4.9 A player will only be regarded as a bona fide student for the purpose of clause 4.2 hereof , if he has passed at least 30% of all subjects that he has been enrolled for in the previous year at the University for which he wants to play, unless he was never previously enrolled at a university in South Africa, or he is a post-graduate student.The Exco is at any time entitled to do (or to appoint a third party to do, or to delegate to a third party to do) an audit at a member-University to ensure that all bona fide student-players have complied with this prerequisite. All member-Universities are compelled to provide all reasonable and relevant information with reference to such an audit when so requested by the Exco and/or its delegate.

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.02.12 11:00:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 3) : I knew that would come up… I mean, that always comes up. How do we resolve it, though?

    Maybe the answer is to create a set of “under 23 franchises” that then compete in their own “super rugby” competition. There’s nothing stopping you having more than 5 such franchises, or deciding to base them in different areas around the country.

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.02.12 11:02:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 9) : @robdylan (Comment 10) :
    Thanks Rob & Viking. No wonder poor old UKZN don’t feature!

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.02.12 11:06:37 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Viking (Comment 9) : what he said :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.02.12 11:13:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nothing stops the Unions from organising matches in the coming couple of weeks until the VcC starts. That would be the practical thing to do. It’s pointless losing the momentum now. :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.02.12 11:15:58 by beet Reply

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  • Rob, where did you find the fixtures for the Vodacom Cup?

    I’d like to plan my way in seeing all their games..

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.02.12 11:19:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Rob I`m a little worried. Seems you forgot to add Meyer Bosman to the VC squad?

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.02.12 11:23:25 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 16) :

    Bosman will play 12 every game for the Super squad..

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.02.12 11:24:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 17) : Oh Happy Day! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.02.12 11:27:12 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • UKZN won’t ever be able to compete because very few people want to study in Durban. The standard of education has gone down since the merger and there is no social life on campus. Compared to Potch, UCT or Tuks, I think that having classes in the Pavilion would have provided more of a social life.

    The varsity also does very little to support the rugby club. One of the guys who got a bursary for rugby didn’t even play for the Varsity side!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.02.12 11:51:02 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Or maybe we dissolve all the franchises into 5. Super rugby only allows for 5 and now the Currie cup allows for 6 which then may as well be 5. I think at then end of the day the best option would be to have only 5 franchises during the S15 stage of the season. No Vodacom cup. Then after that, expand it to +-10 franchises for a complete currie cup where teams only play each other once and not twice (home and away). That way we will be able to incorporate a U23 S15 and develop more players to compete at top levels. The downside though is if you are over 23 and not good enough for S15. One could also look at making it U25 instead of U23?

    Bottom line is that if the vodacom cup is crapped or anything changed, some players will loose out :???:

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.02.12 12:02:37 by Viking Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 20) :

    Don’t want to be nasty, but if at 23 you are not good enough for Super Rugby, you will never be..

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.02.12 12:05:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 17) : You are joking me Richard?

    If that is the case I will slit my wrists!
    He will cost us trust me mark these words, he will break our hearts.

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.02.12 12:28:44 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 22) :

    I am willing to put money on it that he will have a brilliant season.

    Were you at the trial game or the Boland clash?

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.02.12 12:30:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Yes 4 sure, but i’ve also seen guys that don’t study just take a short diploma thingy to do, so that they are eligible to play :lol:

    Anyways, was just a thought… :smile:

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.02.12 12:33:29 by JJR Reply
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  • I’m with Reynier on this one..

    I’ve seen enough promise from Meyer Bosman, only to be disappointed when he’s facing the big boys, to be convinced that we’re in for more of the same from him.

    Sharks will probably need him for the CC though, unless they rush somebody through, Zeilinga maybe? Or play Jordaan there.

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.02.12 12:33:39 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) : He owes the Sharks a good season.

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.02.12 12:35:30 by lostfish Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 25) :

    At 10 I mean.

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.02.12 12:36:19 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Meyer still has his moments, but so far it looks like Plum has read an earlier comment of mine to use Oupa in the Vodacom side to help with the young guys’ development

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.02.12 12:43:25 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 25) :

    He has looked much better in the two games so far this year.

    Time will tell, I agree, but I have faith that he will come through for us.

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.02.12 12:45:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Hi Rob,

    i take it Wandile has not impressed at all during the Super 15 trials with the Sharks :cry:

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.02.12 12:46:02 by dawj Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : SARugby.net

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.02.12 12:46:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Bashing Meyer Bosman seems to be a bit of an obsession for certain Sharks “fans” on this site… I wonder if any of them actually bother to watch him play, or if that is simply too much effort.

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.02.12 12:49:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @dawj (Comment 30) : well, nobody has said that outright, but there’s probably a reason he’s not in the 24…

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.02.12 12:49:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    Interesting that the Sharks are back at home for all their games, unlike the travelling they did all over Natal last year..

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.02.12 12:50:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Rob, I have my doubts that the finances are available to carry a super 15 under 23 competition in addition to the existing super rugby competition.

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.02.12 12:52:23 by Bump Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) :

    Bosman looked really good at trials (trials – I know, but still)

    Plum will play Bosman at 12, and his distribution will put JPP away, who will then get all the credit.

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.02.12 12:52:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) : Unfortunately not as I live in the Western-Transvaal,Richard.

    I presume he had 2 good games?

    Trial game he played in a pack going forward with the “A” side bakcline. He is supposed to have a half decent game.

    Boland was demolished by 80 odd points, again he should have had a good game.

    Hendrikp summed it up in 3 words, He is a “Currie Cup Player” no more, Boland was a half pregnant Currie Cup game for him,he will shape. As soon as he needs to make the step up, good night nurse!

    Richard I am not a betting man but I bet you he will dissapoint AGAIN, and that this will be his last season in Black and White. 2013 he will move because he will not be able to match the brilliance of Jordaan or the consistancy of Whitehead.

    My 5c worth. I am fed up with Bosman, he is nowhere, not in defence or attack.

    My opinion!

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.02.12 12:52:59 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 37) : you’ve seen Jordaan and Whitehead play how many games against Super Rugby opposition? Just interested to understand…

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.02.12 13:07:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • I have faith in Bosman to deliver this year. But he needs to be aware that this is his final chance to make it happen. If he does not make the cut this year, the youngster will have him for breakfast.

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.02.12 13:09:06 by Viking Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) :

    Good point. Yet to see if Whitehead can make the step up.

    More reputation then actual performance that secured him his contract with the Sharks.

    It might well be a case of Bosman not being ideal, but still better then Whitehead.

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.02.12 13:10:48 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @ChrisS (Comment 19) :
    Yeah….in my day we had a strongish side but Tuks,Maaties,Potch, and Pretoria were always the strongest….seems nothing much has changed rugby wise….but my heart bleeds for the University I knew and graduated from, all those years ago.

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.02.12 13:11:55 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 40) : We’ll have to wait for Whitehead but Paul Jordaan looks very promising. Although he has not yet played Super rugby, he has looked very good in the age group games as well as in the U20 boks.

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.02.12 13:14:06 by Viking Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) :
    @hendrikp (Comment 40) :

    From what I’ve seen of Whitehead against the lesser opposition, it hasn’t blown me away..

    He is definitely not outshining Bosman at this stage..

    Now Jordaan looks much better, but he is inexperienced and will be eaten alive on defence, where is a bit lacking..

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.02.12 13:14:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.02.12 13:16:16 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) :
    I have seen Whitehead play wing for the Stormers when he just broke onto the scene and he had a decent game.
    Jordaan I have seen at SA under 21 level and Vodacom cup, that boy is special. Take a chance with him, with a genius like Lambie at 10 that can guide him, Why not?
    How many people had seen Pat Lambie against Super Rugby opposition before he was asked to play there…. and look at him now.

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.02.12 13:21:42 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 45) :

    But Whitehead has never played for the Stormers?

    Province maybe?

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.02.12 13:36:50 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : Spot on Rob…all these people or “fans” shouting Whitehead’s name, because they haven’t actually seen him play yet.

    Bosman had a poor first season for Sharks, based on what we had seen him deliver for the Cheetahs. However, it can be tough moving to a new union/province, forging new partnerships. Also remember there was a lot of chopping and changing at 10 and 13 with injuries etc…so things weren’t easy for him. Time to give him a break and let’s see what he can do this season. If he doesn’t step up now then by all means have a go at him!

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.02.12 13:37:14 by Villie Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 46) :

    In other words, a Currie Cup game.. Fantastic…

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.02.12 13:44:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 46) :

    My Bad,

    He did play for Stormers in 2010 against the Force, but at 12 and not wing.

    Vodacom Stormers: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Sireli Naqelevuki, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 François Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 JC Kritzinger. Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Eusebio Guinazu, 18 Anton van Zyl, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 Willem de Waal, 22 Frikkie Welsh

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.02.12 13:45:45 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 48) :

    Beats the Vodacom Cup :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.02.12 13:47:44 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 47) : Villie, I’m giving Meyer the benefit of the doubt for one reason alone – he NEVER had a decent strike runner at 13 to capitalise off all the good work he did.

    The number of times that oke could have put somebody into the half gap, if only there’d been somebody awake enough to be there… Don’t see how you can blame Meyer for that.

    Defence is another story, but until I see Tim or Paul do a better job on defence at 12 (against the same oppo) I’m not going to call for Meyer’s head.

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.02.12 13:49:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 49) :

    Who the hell is “17 Eusebio Guinazu” ??

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.02.12 13:50:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 49) :

    Ah so he did. That the game that David Hall kicked a drop goal to win it? Still haunts me.

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.02.12 13:51:30 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 52) : wasn’t he the Argentine prop that the Stormers imported last year to shore up their leaky scrum… wonder where he is this year :)

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.02.12 13:52:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) :

    Stef never had any running ambition, and duly kicked away any decent possession. That is, if and when (on occasion) Stef could actually be on Bosman’s shoulder..

    All in all I agree, Bosman to have an Andries Strauss in Currie Cup 2010 type of season!

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.02.12 13:52:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 52) :

    He was an Argentinian they had for a while. Didn’t last long.

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.02.12 13:52:22 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) :
    @hendrikp (Comment 56) :

    Never heard of the guy..

    Is this before the Stormers had their impressive depth in the fornt row? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.02.12 13:53:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 55) : at the end of the day, it’s far easier to have a poor opinion of someone than to have a positive one, hey?

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 55) :

    And by that comment I mean that he will do his job, with little praise, and we will only realise what he does once he is gone..

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.02.12 13:54:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) :

    He signed, and played for Boland actually :mrgreen:

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.02.12 13:54:45 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 58) :

    Easier to go with the flow and bash a player you haven’t seen so far this season, than to have the balls to stand up and defend him..

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.02.12 13:54:51 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 61) :

    But that is just my opinion..

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.02.12 13:55:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 57) :

    Before they went to Maties 3rd XV and signed their props yes.

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.02.12 13:56:13 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 57) : speaking of which… you see what Uncle Robbie had to say?

  • Comment 64, posted at 16.02.12 13:56:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 57) :

    Quick google search tells me the guy (Eusebio Guinazu) has returned to his previous club, Biarritz.

  • Comment 65, posted at 16.02.12 13:56:55 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 65) : I wonder if he knows Eugene :)

  • Comment 66, posted at 16.02.12 13:57:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) :

    Uncle Robbie? And what did this person have to say?

  • Comment 67, posted at 16.02.12 13:59:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 65) :

    That was a good season for imports hey?

    A certain Sireli Naqelevuki springs to mind..

  • Comment 68, posted at 16.02.12 13:59:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 68) :

    Don’t remind me :|

    Only recent Province import I was ever happy with, was Tony Brown.

    Never got the credit he deserved, anywhere he played, IMO.

  • Comment 69, posted at 16.02.12 14:02:43 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 61) :

    It is probably easier to go with the flow, but much easier to drive a car with a “FREE FLOW’.

    But that’s just My opinion.

  • Comment 70, posted at 16.02.12 14:04:47 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 69) :

    He did well at the Sharks as well..

    Both WP and the Sharks have had some really crazy imports over the last couple of seasons!!

  • Comment 71, posted at 16.02.12 14:05:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 70) :

    I have no idea what you mean by that, but okay.

  • Comment 72, posted at 16.02.12 14:06:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 47) : Agree!

  • Comment 73, posted at 16.02.12 14:18:33 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 67) : Kempson…

  • Comment 74, posted at 16.02.12 14:24:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 22) : agree

  • Comment 75, posted at 16.02.12 14:30:05 by MJ Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 74) :

    What did he have to say?

    (Am I being a bit blonde?)

  • Comment 76, posted at 16.02.12 14:30:21 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 74) : You referring to this? I read it earlier this morning: http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Super15/Stormers-scrum-worries-Kempson-20120215

  • Comment 77, posted at 16.02.12 14:48:27 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Richard. Crazy imports. Andy Goode takes the cake. England’s version of Willem de Waal,good boot and that’s about it

  • Comment 78, posted at 16.02.12 14:55:16 by Ludz Reply

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  • I still dont see the reason why SANZAR cant have a reserve league in place during the running of the Super Rugby Comp. The fixtures would be exactly the same and the games would be curtain raisers to the main game. Surely it would only stregthen the rugby in the 3 countries? It would then be easy for the franchise team to see who is next in line and able to compete against the likes of the Ozzie and New Zealand next best. The problem does lie with the smaller unions then, where do they play? Why not run the Currie Cup 1st Division during that time then with a proper home and away fixture list and semi and finals.

  • Comment 79, posted at 16.02.12 15:00:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 79) :

    Cost outweigh the benefit?

    Imagine flying another 30+ people around for a month or longer.

  • Comment 80, posted at 16.02.12 15:04:06 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Stormers better listen to uncle Robbie,the man is after all a frontrower,have said for a long time that Brok Harris should make way for Frans Malherbe

  • Comment 81, posted at 16.02.12 15:05:22 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 78) : No import can ever compete with Epi Taone on the foolishness scale…

  • Comment 82, posted at 16.02.12 15:06:19 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling,hahaha forgot about Dick Muir’s world beater.

  • Comment 83, posted at 16.02.12 15:10:47 by Ludz Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 77) : spot on

  • Comment 84, posted at 16.02.12 15:44:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 82) : Epi Taone – when the bottom of the barrel just won’t do!

  • Comment 85, posted at 16.02.12 15:53:33 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 85) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 86, posted at 16.02.12 15:58:03 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 86) : Hey, I’ve got 4 stars!!! Yay!!!!

    What does that mean again…?

  • Comment 87, posted at 16.02.12 15:59:05 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 87) : It means u talk a lot of bull, but that we love it! :lol:

  • Comment 88, posted at 16.02.12 16:02:14 by Ice Reply
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