Richard Ferguson

Habana picks up third Player of the Year


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby, WP on 2 Nov 2012 at 08:05
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Bryan Habana won SARU Player of the Year for the third time at an awards dinner held last night while the Sharks were also big winners in picking up three awards.

Habana was rewarded for his supreme form during the season that helped the Stormers to top spot in the South African conference and continuing that form with the Springboks, scoring seven tries which included a hat-trick against Australia.

The Sharks Currie Cup team won the ABSA Team of the Year award while John Plumtree was announced as ABSA Coach of the Year. Sharks captain Keegan Daniel won the Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year, which was voted on by the six Super Rugby franchise coaches.

Western Province also walked away with their fair share of prizes – Demetri Catrakilis winning the Vodacom Cup Player of the Year and Deon Fourie picking up the ABSA Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year. Eben Etzebeth rounded off his fantastic season by winning the ABSA Young Player of the Year award.

All the winners are listed below:

SARU Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Bryan Habana

Absa Young Player of the Year
Winner: Eben Etzebeth

Absa Team of the Year
Winner: The Sharks (Absa Currie Cup)

Absa Coach of the Year
Winner: John Plumtree (The Sharks).

Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year
Winner: Keegan Daniel (The Sharks)

Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year
Winner: Deon Fourie (DHL Western Province)

Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year
Winner: Hansie Graaff (Griffons)

Vodacom Cup Player of the Year
Winner: Demetri Catrakilis (DHL Western Province)

SARPA Players’ Player of the Year: JP Pietersen (The Sharks)
Springbok Sevens Player of the Year: Cecil Afrika

Supersport Try of the Year
Winner: Bryan Habana (Springboks v All Blacks, The Rugby Championship).

SA Under-20 Player of the Year: Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Blue Bulls)

Coca-Cola Craven Week Player of the Tournament: Sergeal Petersen (Eastern Province)

Marriott Referee Award: Jaco Peyer

Women’s Achiever of the Year: Yolanda Meiring (Blue Bulls)

SARU National Club Championship Player of the Tournament: Nico Luus (Pretoria Police)



66 Comments

  • I’m glad Habana is playing good rugby again.

    It started of with a high work rate in Super Rugby and continued in even better form for the Boks. It sucks for him that he picked up an injury.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.11.12 08:10:41 by Letgo Reply
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  • And the Super Rugby Player of The Year can’t even make the Bok team!! No wonder he’s moving to the Bulls! :shock:

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.11.12 08:18:39 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Try of the Year: Bryan Habana (All Blacks
    vs Springboks, Dunedin)

    I am sorry , but personally I really felt that was not such a good try compared to others around. If you go look, 1st, Ruan slips with the ball from a terrible line out, then Habana goes through, chip it, which goes way off as he slices the chip, and then pounces on the ball.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.11.12 08:23:10 by Uli Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 2) : TBH, Super Sarel who was last year player of the year cant make it either , so Keagan dont need to feel bad about it.

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.11.12 08:24:34 by Uli Reply
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  • Luke Watson SR POTY in 2006 wasn’t initially selected for the Boks and only got in when Hoskins put pressure on Jake to include him.

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.11.12 08:37:05 by wpw Reply
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  • Congrats to Bryan and all the other winners. Nice to see the Sharks featuring in four categories. Well done guys!

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.11.12 08:37:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Congrats to all the winners. Glad to see so many awards going the Sharks way :cool:

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.11.12 08:38:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • I think all the awards were spot on, considering Bismark has been out injured. Keegan deserved an award although I do think Bismark was our star player in the S15. The fact Keegan got it instead of the main award is cool. Habana had a great season both internationally and domestic. Etzebeth will win lots more awards I think. Sharks team gettting team of the year for consistent form rather than winning the titles. Good call. Baby Boks must have come close but right call made.

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.11.12 08:53:09 by Amateur Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 1) : Habs has had a good year for the Stormers showing glimpses of what made him winners of the award previously but it was with the Boks that his form really returned. I wonder if its any coincidence that Heyneke Meyer (whom I presume played a huge role in Habanas early career) was now the Bok coach. I think Habana thrives under HM tutelage.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.11.12 08:58:36 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Personally I though the Sharks S15 team would be more deserving of the team award – for the heroics in making the final. I guess their inconsistent performances at the start of the season counted against them

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.11.12 09:05:07 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 9) : habana’s form improved for the Stormers before they went to play for the Boks so in my mind, heyneke meyer has nothing to do with habana’s return to form.

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.11.12 09:26:47 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 10) : the Stormers or Baby Boks should’ve taken in imo…12 out if 14 and only losing to the saders and sharks.

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.11.12 09:29:03 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 12) :

    I agree.. Stormers deserved it more than the Sharks Currie Cup team! The Currie Cup was very close yet the Stormers had top spot by some margin in Super Rugby.

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.11.12 09:33:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 12) : Baby Boks probably should have been it in terms of success.

    The Stormers did not deserve it – loosing the semi at home against an exhausted Sharks unit with all the advantage on their side. To me that was a bigger choke than the Sharks in the Currie Cup final.

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.11.12 09:34:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I woner what happened to that silly rumour that Keegan didn’t want to fly down for the awards beacause he wasn’t winning anything?!

    Journalists dreaming shit up!

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.11.12 09:34:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 11) : Yes, thats what I said his year started well but peaked under Meyer when he played his best rugby. Habs is a true blue boytjie at heart

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.11.12 09:38:25 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 14) : hehehehe keep telling yourself that, last weekend is up there with the proteas in terms of chokes, your lot are Team of the Year :lol: and they lost to a team with 5 U21 players, a hooker playing @ openside who showed your loosies up on the deck, etsebeth who made your lineout look worse than a u13D team…

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.11.12 09:46:41 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : no, he asked the sharks media officer whether he/she knew if he was winning anything as he is not willing to fly down if he is not and expected the media person to know as “they” always know who has won.

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.11.12 09:50:34 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 17) : Mmm, Stormers lost after resting a week and then playing a team that just had to travel to Aus and back in a matter of two weeks. The Stormers were overwhelming favourites to win that match.

    That “hooker” is actually a pretty decent open side as his pilfering stats from the S15 showed – IMO better at open side than he is at hooker.

    The Sharks lineout has been rubbish for a while now. The only time it actually worked this year was with both Bissie and Kanko on form.

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.11.12 09:54:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 17) : You win some, you lose many – the Crusaders and All Blacks being the exception. You’ll eventually get over it.

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.11.12 09:55:20 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 14) : That first game against Ireland, where they were piss poor, probably came back to haunt them.

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.11.12 10:06:55 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 19) : as if the Sharks weren’t overwhelming favourites to beat a WP team sans jdv, bekker, schalk, elstadt, with habana limping off in the 14th min…bigger choke i’m sorry. :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.11.12 10:07:31 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 22) : Bringing Schalk into the equation at this stage is like the Sharks ruing John Smit leaving for mud country :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.11.12 10:12:19 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 23) : anyway…well done to the twice runner up sharks on their award. :smile:

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.11.12 10:18:04 by Megatron Reply

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  • Actually come to think of it John Smit (in the absence of Bismarck) could have added more value to the Sharks than Schalk to the Stormers.

    Personally I think the Stormers will have a seriously strong team for next year’s S15. In fact for them not to win it, will be a big choke :roll: provided they use Groom at 9 and chase Duvenhage away.

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.11.12 10:22:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 25) :

    You are fighting a losing battle..

    The Sharks should never have lost that Final. The Stormers were curtailed by the momentum being with the Sharks while they were forced to take a week break..

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.11.12 10:27:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • No Bresler? :(

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.11.12 10:28:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 18) : I am with Keegan on this one. I have been forced to attend 100s of awards ceremonies in my time and they are boring as hell and largely a complete waste of time. I have won two awards and on the last occasion was asked to travel to Golden Gate to attend the ceremony. I made sure that before I went to the considerable effort of travelling almost 800km on a round trip it was not going to be another complete waste of time. Of course the organisers know who has won before the time. So it’s perfectly reasonable for Keegan to ask that if he has to take a day out of his leave that he knows it’s for a reason and not merely wasting his precious free time. Would you give up your hard-earned holiday to travel to the back of beyond to sit through six hours of waffle and learn you hadn’t won something? :twisted:

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.11.12 10:28:49 by Shaz Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 24) : Twice closer than any other team. :razz:

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.11.12 10:29:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 26) : Having done a few short (3-4 day) trips to the east coast of Australia and back, I know what that feels like. Don’t underestimate the effect on your mental state.

    I stand corrected, but not even the Crusaders have managed to win a playoff / semi / final game after having to travel to SA and back. Sharks actually made history with that win

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.11.12 10:34:11 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 17) : Awww shame, still bitter that you sense of entitlement doesnt extend to getting recognition and awards from your peers. Must rile you that your Super Rugby team couldnt even crack the
    first division player of the year.

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.11.12 10:37:36 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 24) :
    Thanks.

    Well done on qualifying for SR.

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.11.12 11:40:46 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 31) : :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.11.12 11:47:46 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 32) : ;-)

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.11.12 11:48:25 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 34) :

    Go have a look at the comments on the 2010 Awards article.

    The very same folks complained when Allister won Coach of the Year for making two finals but winning none.

    It’s weird how people change their opinions to suit their own agenda! :twisted:

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.11.12 11:56:40 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : Post the link.

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.11.12 11:59:10 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2010/11/02/steenkamp-takes-the-top-gong/

    Enjoy! :twisted:

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.11.12 12:04:20 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 37) : My comments were very tempered. But as rob said somewhere in the thread “check the name of the site” :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.11.12 12:10:02 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) :

    At least you were not exposed. ;-)

    The same cannot be said of some of the others! :lol:

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.11.12 12:12:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 39) : Phew. ;-)

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.11.12 12:17:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 39) : Well played Wes, well played! ;-)

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.11.12 12:22:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 37) : I have reviewed my comment on this thread. I was waaaaaay too nice back then :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.11.12 12:40:24 by rekinek Reply
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  • well done to JP for the player’s player :razz:

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.11.12 12:40:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 39) :
    @wpw (Comment 35) :
    :cool: :cool: :cool: :twisted:

    I wonder is Butchie34 will be so vocal about Plumtree not deserving the award as he was of AC not deserving it back in 2010. :razz:

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.11.12 13:08:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 17) : Look at Etsebeth and Bekker’s performances against the Sharks. They were absolutely nowhere. Only the last game Etsebeth causes problems for the Sharks line out, now it is a big thing. Shame, you should open your memory drawer and think about all those games the past year

  • Comment 45, posted at 02.11.12 13:17:21 by Marge Reply

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  • @Marge (Comment 45) : You’re only as good as your last game is a phrase that is used quite often. Our lineout WAS shown up VERY badly in the last 2 rounds. Maggie has that SPOT ON. Who to blame for that will depend on who you talk to, but it seems our lineout DID suck.

    And lets face it, Etsebeth IS the best lock in SA at the moment.

  • Comment 46, posted at 02.11.12 13:23:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : Sharks lineout has been poor the whole year, except for the last couple of games of the S15. It was a concern to me before the final, and unfortunately I was proven to be correct.

  • Comment 47, posted at 02.11.12 13:29:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I thought all the awards were abosutely spot on except the team of the year should have gone to the SA u 20s and Branco Du Preez should have won 7s player of the year! The rest were bang on and cant complain.

  • Comment 48, posted at 02.11.12 13:44:41 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 17) : rich coming from a guy who supports a team that got a rugby lesson from a disjointed team ,sans big names that finished last in the currie cup premier division( bit of kettle calling the pot black meg??)

  • Comment 49, posted at 02.11.12 13:46:39 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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  • @CLASSIC SHARK (Comment 49) : doesn’t change the fact that your team choked now does it? :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 02.11.12 15:57:55 by Megatron Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : :lol: :mrgreen: super duper Wes… hypoctrites much?

  • Comment 51, posted at 02.11.12 16:00:10 by Megatron Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 35) :
    Reminds me of klempie catching you out regarding Meyer not too long ago.

    Care to post that link too? :twisted:

  • Comment 52, posted at 02.11.12 16:09:05 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Big Fish
    Klempie? Bru seriously, where’s the proof? :twisted:

  • Comment 53, posted at 02.11.12 17:14:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 53) : in the pudding (so they say)

  • Comment 54, posted at 02.11.12 17:19:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 50) : Nope meg it doesnt but so did yours “TWICE” hence kettle pot black????

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.11.12 13:11:10 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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  • @CLASSIC SHARK (Comment 55) : a 1st division outfit vs a Premier Div outfit, how is that a “choke”? you are delusional :lol:

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.11.12 14:51:38 by Megatron Reply

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  • Meg , first div champs vs premier div chumps!! Who were the real chumps in the end?, I’m sure your team had more faith in themselves than you had in them, if I am dilusional then surely your beloved eepee were too, I’m sure if they had listened to you they wouldn’t have even played that game!! Oh ye of little or no faith at all lol!!

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.11.12 15:49:10 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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  • @CLASSIC SHARK (Comment 57) : deflect all you like, your chock-full of Boks Sharks bottled it :D

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.11.12 16:45:43 by Megatron Reply

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  • I’m sorry you’ve misread my comments above meg but deflection was not my intention at all,to reiterate( in a nutshell) in a manner a lot easier on the mind, you are trashing the Sharks when your own team are no better!!!

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.11.12 18:38:14 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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  • Well let’s see……. yes Sharks lost in super 15 and currie cup finals this year but they got to both finals unlike any other SA team this year and megatron that is something the kings can only dream of doing.

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.11.12 22:52:15 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 60) : @CLASSIC SHARK (Comment 59) : :-) you girls are amusing… *choke*

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.11.12 23:30:54 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 61) : cheers meg, I’m sure that’s a lot more than you can say about your motley bunch you idolize!Best of luck to you for S15 2013 I truely look forward to the many excuses you will be entertaining us with here on Sharksworld, maybe you should even try start a southern kings/ep support group, now that I’m sure would be a winner!! Lol!!

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.11.12 23:53:17 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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  • @CLASSIC SHARK (Comment 62) : is that where everyone has gone after your currie cup final choke, a sharks support group? ;)

    after losing 3 finals in a row – two of them being favourites i see the need for holding hands & sharing hehehe.

  • Comment 63, posted at 06.11.12 07:17:13 by Megatron Reply

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  • Ah meg , I love your insightful banter , I bet you drive a very big car as well bwahahaha!! Easiest fishing I’ve ever done..

  • Comment 64, posted at 06.11.12 09:34:55 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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  • @CLASSIC SHARK (Comment 64) : You lose the argument and then you get personal. Stop being pathetic.

  • Comment 65, posted at 06.11.12 11:07:06 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 65) : apologies MS, I was not aware I had lost anything nor had anything to lose BUT will no longer get personal with my opinion nor irritate you with my “Pathetic” comment..

  • Comment 66, posted at 06.11.12 13:07:08 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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