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No Lambie for semi


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 24 Jul 2012 at 08:36
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In news that is unlikely to really surprise anyone, it seems as though the Sharks will need to make do without Patrick Lambie for at least another week, with the Bok utility back unlikely to recover from his ankle injury in time to be considered for Saturday’s Super Rugby semi-final against the Stormers.

Lambie, who has performed admirably both at flyhalf and fullback for the Sharks this season, picked up an ankle injury during the Boks’ second test win over the English and aggravated the same complaint after just half an hour of his comeback game two weeks ago. He missed out on the trip to Brisbane last week and will again be on the sidelines as the team head to Cape Town to fight for a place in the final.

Not that the Sharks would necessarily find it easy to slot Lambie into the squad at present, it must be said; with fullback Louis Ludik and flyhalf Fred Michalak both in the form of their lives, the best that Lambie could really hope for would be a bench spot for the time being.

The news on center Paul Jordaan, who appears to be suffering from something of a chronic hamstring problem, is better, with the Baby Bok and Bok Sevens star looking good to renew his burgeoning midfield partnership with Tim Whitehead this weekend.



25 Comments

  • Good news re: Jordaan.

    Sorry that Lambie has to miss out after being so involved throughout the season.. It must be frustrating.

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.07.12 08:40:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Pity about Lambie but with Ludik and Freddie playing well we should be OK.

    I just really hope Jordaan doesn’t tweak that hammie again.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.07.12 08:47:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • “with the Bok utility back :???:

    Don’t encourage it Rob ;-)

    “with the future Bok FH” – now we’re talkin :grin:

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.07.12 08:47:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Rob? Good morning mate,

    Just to let you know?? an article on news24 says exactly the oposite of you article

    http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/Super15/Sharks-hold-breath-on-Jordaan-20120723

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.07.12 08:51:45 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) :

    :mrgreen:

    I also noticed that. :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.07.12 08:51:50 by wpw Reply
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  • I’m probably going to get flamed for saying this… but I think Lambie coming back might be a little too disruptive to the team dynamic. These guys are playing well together and have their combinations right. Rather not mess with that. Although it would have been nice to have Lambie on the bench for a little bit of an impact later.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.07.12 08:57:12 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • The fact that Lambie has not traveled,could help us if we beat the stormers… And he is fit

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.07.12 08:58:16 by juba_fan Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 4) : how does that say the opposite? It says the Sharks are optimistic that Jordaan will recover in time, but are less confident about Lambie. To my mind, that’s saying exactly the same thing…

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.07.12 09:01:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 6) :

    I wouldn’t mess with the combo’s either but what a guy to have on the bench.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.07.12 09:01:30 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 6) : I agree with you. Same reason I’m picking Vic at lock again this week.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.07.12 09:01:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :OK blush i read like my ass

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.07.12 09:05:47 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Yip – don’t mess with the team selections, unless injury enforced. I have been worried about Fred keeping the consistency going, but he has really surprised me.

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.07.12 09:07:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • ok so chances will be no Lambie no Jordaan, thats sadly how it will be as a hammy does not heal that fast :sad:

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.07.12 09:07:32 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Just keep the team as is, if possible. Our forwards are working hard to secure backline ball to our backs, who seem to be gelling very well.

    Even Willem at Lock. I still wanted to say sorry for doubting that call last week. Think it worked pretty damn nasty! :)

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.07.12 09:07:59 by Ice Reply
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  • So should Jordaan not make it, I assume a center combo of Bosman and Whitehead?

    Who would come onto the bench in place of Bosman then? MJ :evil:

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.07.12 09:09:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 15) : did you have to mention that one??
    :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.07.12 09:13:06 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • sorryyyyyyyyyyyy Rob :mrgreen:

    my damn connection keeps kicking off

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.07.12 09:15:33 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • No Lambie ? No problem? :mrgreen: Ludik and Freddy’s in good shape.

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.07.12 09:34:31 by Quintin Reply

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  • Not good news for us but we managed quite well without Lambie so far.

    Just for interest sake I would`ve made the following change had he been fit to play:

    Lambie at 15, Ludik at 11, Mvovo to the bench . . .

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.07.12 10:26:51 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Finally, finally Freddy gets some recognition around here, not long ago it was claimed as fact that Fred could only play one good game followed by a bad one, that despite being consistently good for months now.

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.07.12 10:27:44 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Wonder how does Fred`s kicking stats compare to Grants` ?

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.07.12 10:32:23 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 19) : no way…. Mvovo is so potent, other teams dont want to see him with the ball in hand.

    @Salmonoid (Comment 20) : I agree, I was one of them, Freddy has been pretty consistant now , glad hes doing good now.

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.07.12 10:38:29 by Uli Reply
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  • That sucks for Lambie. The player that covered for him has played some great rugby though, so it won’t effect the Sharks too much, especially since Lambie’s not being played in his best position anyway.

    I hope he’ll be ready for the Rugby Championship though, I wouldn’t want him to miss out on that.

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.07.12 11:48:21 by Letgo Reply
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  • The reason that Alberts at lock worked so well is that Kanko is currently in superb form. I haven’t seen him play such good rugby for 3 seasons now. His ability in the lineout means we don’t suffer in that phase by playing Alberts there. I think we have to credit HM for showing faith in the Hoff when no-one else did. he came back from the Bok camp with renewed belief and confidence and has just blossomed since.

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.07.12 14:13:12 by Villie Reply
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  • The other HUGE plus for me has been the maturing of Anton Bresler. Hasn’t he taken his opportunity so well? There have been improvements in every game this season. Great to see how he has developed. Also loved the way he stood up to the Reds forwards when they tried to rile him. Never took a backward step!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.07.12 14:15:20 by Villie Reply
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