Richard Ferguson

Lambie in doubt for Cheetahs


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 15 May 2012 at 07:58
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The Sharks are holding their breath over the fitness of flyhalf Pat Lambie ahead of the clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this weekend.

The Beeld newspaper reports that Lambie suffered concussion in their rampant win over the Force on Saturday, in which Lambie played only 40 minutes. According to Sharks team doctor, the concussion as not serious, and Lambie could play this weekend.

The reality though is that all teams follow Boksmart protocols, which enforce a two week lay-off for a bad concussion, and if it is not a serious injury, the player is tested in various ways, and only if the player passes these tests, will he be allowed to play.

A decision on Lambie will be taken much later in the week, with Saturday morning being as late as they can go, which would force the team to travel with 23 players.



35 Comments

  • Fred looked the part against the Force. They should back him if Pat isn’t 100%

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.05.12 08:08:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : I reckon give Bosman a start at 10 as he’s improved a lot this year and Fred is needed on the bench to cover 10 and 9. If we start Fred then Reinach must come onto the bench. If we start Bosman then I’d like Sithole or Odwa to come onto the bench.

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.05.12 08:12:23 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    My feelings exactly..

    Leave Pat at home, he could do with a weekend off.

    Play Fred, with Bosman covering flyhalf from the bench.

    This could see Marius Joubert on the bench though, which is not THAT fantastic.. Otherwise, it would nice to see Reinach on the bench and get a few minutes at the end.

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.05.12 08:12:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Fred was great on Saturday but I would still prefer Lambie.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.05.12 08:21:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : Agree, was very happy with his performance, especially his defence.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.05.12 08:23:03 by JJR Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : Start Bosman and have Fred and Sithole/odwa on the bench. I agree that pat needs the break.

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.05.12 08:32:25 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 6) : Bosman? Could work and could not; he is so on and off with his form. Freddy seems the safe bet, and he did well coming on for Pat last week. But who knows, i don’t really mind who they select at 10, as long as he does the job. I think that Pat might make it; but we will see.

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.05.12 08:38:51 by JJR Reply
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  • Morning all,

    This is heart soar really but what can one do Pat needs a rest, but hope to see him on the field we need him sat the Cheets are going to give us a run for our money to win this one, but FM will have to do if Pat can’t play :sad:

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.05.12 08:44:19 by chaz Reply

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  • @JJR (Comment 7) : I’d prefer Pat to have a rest. If we start Fred then I’d like Reinach to come up as cover at 9. He was good for the Sharks XV!

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.05.12 08:45:33 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Ludik has a ‘lam boud’ :mrgreen: But should be fit to play.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.05.12 08:46:06 by JarsonX Reply
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  • I had my doubts when Fred came on because he hasn’t been in much form lately but he really pulled his sh1t together and put in a decent performance. Give Lambie the week off and give someone else a chance in the 9 jersey or on the bench.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.05.12 08:48:59 by lostfish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :
    We know that Fred can careen from good to bad very suddenly though…

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.05.12 08:52:53 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 12) : bloody French ;-)

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.05.12 08:59:33 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 13) : Hey, my family is French!!! :shock:

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.05.12 09:00:52 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 14) :
    Calm down sunshine. Lostfish is practically French herself. :wink:

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.05.12 09:27:55 by Big Fish Reply
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  • This is not Ideal . . .

    Can`t believe I`m saying this but, MB will feel right at home in Bloem. :shock:

    But you guys realise this will cost us a bit of the advantage we had over the FS . . .

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.05.12 09:29:40 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 15) : Just a joke :mrgreen: I’m distantly French…

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.05.12 09:31:00 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 16) :
    You always manage to see the cloud in a clear sky. Are you clinically depressed? :twisted:

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.05.12 09:37:04 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 16) :

    IMO,

    Any of the flyhalves available to the Sharks will be better than Sias I-can’t-kick-like-Goosen Ebersohn..

    The question is, which of them will get our backline going like Lambie does, and get us to score the necessary tries..

    We can’t give the ball to the Cheetahs, hope they run at us and ask Mvovo to score 80m tries again..

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.05.12 09:40:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Bosman has delivered his inconsistent performances at 12 – I’m actually struggling to think of an occasion where he hasn’t been solid at 10. I hope Plum starts Bosman (he seems to perform better when not playing off the bench) and Fred covers 9/10 from the bench.

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.05.12 11:01:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Afraid I have to be the voice of dissent: we need Patrick Lambie at 10 in order to increase our chances of beating the Cheetahs. Look what happened when he was injured on tour and didn’t play against the Hurricanes! FM’s form is just way too unpredictable for my liking, and the Sharks are (as usual) in a must-win situation if they still want to make the playoffs. So there it is, I will be crossing everything that he passes the test before Saturday!

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.05.12 12:06:21 by Greg Reply

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  • Fred was good on Saturday, but Lambie was far, far better. He was actually outstanding until he went off at the break.

    Damn everytime Pat goes down with a injury we got to pot. Really hope he can play. Otherwise Fred will have to start. We most definitely need Pat for the Stormers game and the Cheetahs game for that matter because we just never know how Fred will play. Great one week and then not so the next. Lambie is consistently very good. But his health comes first.

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.05.12 12:35:39 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 22) : got to pot…hehehe. meant go to pot.. :oops:

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.05.12 12:47:24 by Puma Reply

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  • The Sharks should rest JP Pietersen,Tim Whithead, Lwazi Mvovo, Patrick Lambie,Marcell Coetzee,Jacques Botes, Anton Bresler,Steven Sykes,Bismarck du Plessis and Tendai Mtawarira for this match. Freddie should play at 9 against the Cheetahs.

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.05.12 13:30:32 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 24) : We will loose if we do that

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.05.12 13:32:02 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 25) : That would be very kind of you. Thanks!

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.05.12 13:35:18 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 26) :

    I think you might be the one and only Cheetahs supporter on the blog?!

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.05.12 13:36:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Loosehead (Comment 26) : Hmmm – so a Cheetahs supporter then

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.05.12 13:36:13 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 27) : Probably.The Sharks are my second favourite team.

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.05.12 13:40:25 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 28) : For my sins.

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.05.12 13:41:34 by Loosehead Reply

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  • Really hope he can recover from his Knock, but reading reports on the web and Newspapers he should be ok, his line breaks and straightening of the line is vital to the way we play and get go forward ball.

    But if by some chance he does not make it the we have a willing and able replacement in Freddie who would make the Starting line up of most Super Rugby Teams. Would like to see Riaan come into the match day 22, and make an impact off the bench against his old team mates, he knows there style of play and knows the field very well so maybe it would be a great opportunity for him to show Plum that he is our #15. But i can tell you one thing its going to take alot to remove Louis from that position as he is solid as a rock. and interesting predicament to have.

    Sharks Forever!!!!!!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.05.12 16:22:23 by garethkorb Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 25) :
    Wow. You seriously didn’t pick up the sarcasm? :shock:

    @Loosehead (Comment 29) :
    Stick around – a number of us have a soft spot for the Cheetahs. Not KSA though.

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.05.12 16:24:21 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Loosehead (Comment 24) : :mrgreen: Very Funny thanks for that! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.05.12 16:55:37 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 14) : I married a Frenchman and I live in France ;-)

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.05.12 23:55:05 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 15) : lol, still a Durban girl at heart ;-)

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.05.12 23:57:08 by lostfish Reply
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