Richard Ferguson

“Jordaan is fine”

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Sharks on 14 Aug 2012 at 09:30
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Following the Sharks’ come from behind victory at Newlands this weekend, coach John Plumtree had plenty of praise to stow upon his young team, noting what a great effort it was from a relatively young and inexperienced side.

Plumtree spoke to after the match, conceding that Province controlled large parts of the game, especially in the first half. It took a few lucky bounces, but the Sharks showed the guts to come back, and the resilience to take the lead back after Province fought back.

The good news on the injury front is that of Paul Jordaan, who Plumtree says is fine, stating that they will “do a bit of work with him this week, but it’s nothing too serious”. This will hopefully mean that Jordaan will again be in the midfield for the Sharks, alongside Meyer Bosman whilst Tim Whitehead recovers from his hand injury.

We will also see the return of certain rested players like Anton Bresler, Charl McLeod and Louis Ludik, who will bolster the side ahead of their first home match in five weeks, against defending Currie Cup champs, the Lions.


  • Good news…I think…they should let his heal proper this time and not risk him if the hammie isn’t 100%.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.08.12 09:38:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Yes I have to admit I didn`t expect too much from our young side.
    What a pleasant surprise I got!

    Seems the Sharks are just full of surprises lately . . . usually at the expense of wp :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.08.12 09:38:42 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • But why can he only ever play one half of rugby? Hopefully this gets sorted out. If he needs some rest then he should be given a proper rest to get that niggle out of the way completely. I really hope they don’t mismanage this injury.

    Good news though. I hope we can see him on the field for 80 min this time.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.08.12 09:39:21 by Letgo Reply
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  • Dare we hope for Ludik on the wing this coming weekend? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.08.12 09:43:49 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • “defending Currie Cup champs, the Lions.”

    I like that line! :grin:

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.08.12 09:46:03 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 5) :

    Thought you might..

    They did look good on Saturday night.. How much of it was a bad Cheetahs team, I’m not sure, but they scored the tries..

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.08.12 09:47:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I would love to see Reinach get more opportunity. He impressed me more in one game than McLeod did this whole season.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.08.12 09:50:24 by Bite me Reply

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  • Reinach has some serious potential, and just when I thought the Sharks need depth in this department. I like Gouws Prinsloo at fullback, but if Ludick is ready, he needs to start there. That will make it possible to drop the-player-that-shall-not-be-named from the bench and have Prinsloo there.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.08.12 09:57:17 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • I wish Plumtree or Bashford or HRE would see “him” as the-player-that-shall-not-be-named (in any KZN team)

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.08.12 10:14:06 by Bite me Reply

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  • @Bite me (Comment 7) : He looked very solid in the wet weather. I hope Plum gives him another game, rest McLeod, see what Reinach has to offer. He’s 22, McLeod is 29. It’s time to give the youngster a shot. We need more good srumhalfs in this country.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.08.12 10:17:26 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 4) :
    No! We can use his abilities at full-back! We can shift Gouws Prinsloo to the wing if need be.

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.08.12 10:58:10 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

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  • even though i would hate it we need to rest him to heal a hammie, that takes a while to heal if not managed properly,

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.08.12 11:00:24 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 5) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : Ja well, as Naas said, the Lions only ever play rugby for three months of the year, they should be able to give it their all. :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.08.12 11:19:35 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 4) : I’ve been wondering about this one…

    Is it better to have Louis at wing and keep Gouws at fullback? Or put Louis at 15 and keep Sbura?

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.08.12 11:39:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Heyneke Meyer should have been having this debate :sad:

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.08.12 12:34:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 15) : haha :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.08.12 12:48:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • ughh Mcloed.

    Keep Cobus

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.08.12 12:51:18 by Honey Badger Reply

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