Following the disappointment experienced over the weekend, Sharks fans are now in for a double dose of misery as 3 of the stalwarts of the team, Craig Burden, Keegan Daniel and Louis Ludik, have suddenly decided to swap the black and white for the baby blue just up the N3!
When questioned about the move, all 3 players stated that they felt it was in their best interests in terms of making the Springbok team.
While there will be strong competition for places within the Bulls ranks thanks to this recruitment coup the Blue Bulls Rugby Union have issued a statement saying that the added depth will help to preserve the careers of the players in what has now become an almost year-long rugby schedule!
Heyneke Meyer expressed delight at the signings stating that it showed the players’ willingness to make the Springbok Squad and that he’d be keeping a keen eye on their progress at the Bulls, their ability to play structured rugby as well as their ability to kick the ball as soon as they receive it. In a joint statement the BBRU and Meyer declared that the Springbok Team for next year’s June Tests would be selected based on internal trials at Loftus with a team in baby blue playing against a team in baby blue so that all players (within the Bulls franchise) would have a fair chance of national selection.
In a desperate move to hang onto their remaining star players, and also elevate their chances of national selection, the Sharks Rugby Union have shocked the rugby fraternity by replacing their traditional black and white strip with a new baby blue strip with 4 thin black stripes (just visible through the Hubble Telescope) to keep that traditional Sharks feel.
Patrick Lambie was seen on Monday morning kicking every ball in sight and practising drop goals instead of passing further adding fuel to the fire that he may be the next Shark on his way to Loftus next year!
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