Join Barney’s Army at Kings Park

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 6 Jun 2012 at 10:00
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Tickets for John Smit’s upcoming testimonial game are now on-sale, according to the Sharks website, with a fun-filled evening of rugby in store for fans on Friday 22 June.

The second-most-capped Shark returns to his former hunting ground along with a rag-tag bunch of former team mates and friends to take on the Sharks in what is sure to be an exciting and free-flowing game. Legendary coach Ian McIntosh will coach “Barney’s Army” for this clash and the list of confirmed players include Sharks legends in Smit, BJ Botha, Johann Muller, Brent Russell, Butch James, Percy Montgomery, Shaun Sowerby and Ruan Pienaar, in addition to other seasoned internationals like Simon Shaw, Joe van Niekerk, Jerome Thion, Phil Waugh and Stephen Donald.

The main game kicks off just after 7, but fans of the club game will want to arrive early to catch the 5pm curtain-raiser between domestic club champs College Rovers and the visiting Varstiy Cup champions, Tukkies from Pretoria.

All proceeds will go to the John Smit Foundation, a trust set up to benefit charities including the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Fund, the LIV Village and the Bobbi Bear Foundation. Tickets are available through the Sharks ticket office or Computicket. You can also check out the Barney’s Army website for more details about the match.


  • So Sharks team will be something like this i hope, without the Baby Boks too i hope…How they performed so badly against Ireland was beyond me, soo much quality in that team.

    Not sure if Plum wants to rest players here…



  • Comment 1, posted at 06.06.12 10:22:00 by JJR Reply
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  • Can’t we convince Ian to stay on as DOR while he’s there? :sad:

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.06.12 10:23:16 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 1) : Mtembu at 8, Deysel at 7

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.06.12 10:57:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • This won’t be televised hey?

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.06.12 11:03:58 by Ben Reply
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  • How can Ruan Pienaar play? Will he be released from the Boks?

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.06.12 11:05:39 by Ben Reply
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  • I am missing this game by 24 hours!! :(

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.06.12 12:08:38 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 5) : that and the fact that he’s not a Shark…

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.06.12 12:13:50 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 7) : nie een van hulle is nie

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.06.12 12:30:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 5) : dalk is dit hoekom Jano daar is

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.06.12 12:34:11 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 8) : sorry, thought he was commenting on JJR’s team in comment 1 – did not read! :wink:

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.06.12 12:39:53 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 10) : :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.06.12 12:47:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • i have a small problem. a friend is planning a stag the night of the game and since i will be missing the wedding, he says that I have to come for the stag. Was looking forward to seeing JS at KP again, but now im in a bit of a tight situation.

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.06.12 20:16:54 by Jeremiser Reply
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