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Sharks hold thumbs for Mvovo


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 23 Apr 2013 at 14:06
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In confirming the horror injury sustained by Paul Jordaan, which will see him miss pretty much the rest of the season, Sharks coach John Plumtree has revealed that the team are hoping for a quick-than-expected return to fitness for one of their missing Springboks.

Lwazi Mvovo, who was earlier ruled out for a number of weeks with a thumb injury is being looked at as a possible tour replacement. The Sharks coach is awaiting a medical report on the Bok flier and will fly him over if he’s close enough to fitness.

That would probably mean a move back into the midfield for JP Pietersen, who himself will only be ready to play next week after an ankle injury sustained against the Stormers.

With none of Pietersen, Jordaan, Mvovo or JC van Rensburg available this weekend, though, it’s going to be a very patchwork Sharks team indeed that takes on the Chiefs in Hamilton.



37 Comments

  • Why no Steyn at 13? I don’t get it.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.04.13 14:07:38 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 1) :
    Prehaps…we need a 13 who can get up to speed. :lol:

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.04.13 14:16:03 by The Duke Reply

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  • Clever name for the article ;-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.04.13 14:20:48 by Argex Reply

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  • @Argex (Comment 3) : thank you.

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.04.13 14:21:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • DRUM ROLL !

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.04.13 14:24:38 by The Duke Reply

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  • @The Duke (Comment 2) : You recon hes that slow?
    Surely if he can play FB he has enough speed for 13. In fact it might do him good there as he will have more space and time to run over players, that is if he actually gets the ball.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.04.13 14:30:43 by Uli Reply
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  • he may have had pace, but his form has been so poor, his decision making so..lets be polite…so dubious !. that i dont think he deserves a starting berth. and he has slowed. in my opinion. because your playing there doesnt mean your playing well.

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.04.13 14:34:58 by The Duke Reply

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  • I think given this latest injury Steyn just has to play in the midfield.

    I like lindeque, but I just can’t see drafting him straight into the team as the best option.

    Especially if Mvovo is not ready and we have to play Robinson on the wing.

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.04.13 14:36:21 by Letgo Reply
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  • @The Duke (Comment 7) : I suppose the rest of the Sharks team decisions was on par? :???:

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.04.13 14:36:33 by Uli Reply
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  • So my team (if Mvovo and JP is not ready this week).

    15 Viljoen
    14 Odwa
    13 Steyn
    12 Bosman
    11 Robinson
    10 Lambie
    9 Cobus
    8 Keegan
    7 Deysel
    6 Minnie
    5 Franco
    4 Piet
    3 Jannie
    2 Cooper
    1 Herbst

    Reserves

    JC or (I don’t know), Burden, Anton, Marcell, McLeod, Lindeque, Sithole

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.04.13 14:39:45 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 9) : very true , but i for one expect players on that size wage package and that experience to be lifting the team to greater heights , and not sitting back expecting everything to come right. for all his talent i do question his commitment.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.04.13 14:39:55 by The Duke Reply

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  • I’ve lost track…

    I’m guessing it looks like this now:

    Wors, Cooper, Jannie, PSDT, Franco, Marcell, Wollie, Keegan, Cobus, Pat, Robinson, Bosman, Steyn, Ndungane, Viljoen

    Burden, Mienie, Bresler, Minnie, Mtembu, McLeod, Lindeque

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.04.13 14:40:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 10) : Next week, JP and Mvovo back in – Steyn can stay if he has a good game against the Chiefs, otherwise Lindeque next week.

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.04.13 14:42:04 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Mienie, Minnie … you have stutter? ;-)

    I forgot about Mienie (Danie if i’m not mistaken) for my team.

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.04.13 14:43:32 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 13) : Is it a given JPP will be back by the 4th?

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.04.13 14:44:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @The Duke (Comment 11) : I think that goes for the whole team mate ;)

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.04.13 14:47:48 by Uli Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 14) : oh the commentators will have fun with that one

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.04.13 14:48:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 15) : I think he’s more likely than Mvovo actually. He was laways earmarked for a returned against the Highlanders.

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.04.13 14:50:27 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 16) : we dont disagree buddy, i just believe he deserves a rocket up his … :shock:

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.04.13 14:51:36 by The Duke Reply

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  • We need to try and limit the score in the Chiefs match as much as possible, and then target the Highlanders game for a win.

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.04.13 14:54:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 6) : We’ve tried him there. Defensive Bermuda Triangle.

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.04.13 14:59:43 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Rudolf must have the Lions on speed dial at the moment ;-)

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.04.13 15:01:42 by Argex Reply

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  • I have to say, 13 is a notoriously difficult position to defend and to Tollie’s credit (not much of that around) he’s actually been pretty good on D this season. Attack, not so much.

    JP struggled defensively at 13 (remember the Canes game last year? They had him for breakfast) and Frans has never looked comfortable there.

    I’d give Piet the jersey because at least he’s a natural in the position.

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.04.13 15:04:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Argex (Comment 22) : Lions will probably soon refuse to lend us anyone as we seem to be breaking them faster than we can use them.

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.04.13 15:06:06 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 24) : we only broke one…. Stormers broke 2…

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.04.13 15:10:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : Geez.. that loss to the canes was big last year in terms of dissapointment… But nothing compared to what is experienced this year

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.04.13 15:11:20 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : True, Franco is still going.

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.04.13 15:16:31 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • a quick note…. RIP .. Graham “Basher” Downes. Beaten to death in an assault in the US.

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.04.13 15:20:10 by The Duke Reply

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  • @The Duke (Comment 28) : Very sad, Im glad somebody picked up on it and posted here. RIP Graham.

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.04.13 16:07:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 29) :

    A guy who really put himself out there, a determined man. another tragic event.

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.04.13 16:23:58 by The Duke Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : Good points. And Steyn is way of his best and has done better of the bench.

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.04.13 16:24:09 by Letgo Reply
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  • @The Duke (Comment 30) : Really sad that something like this happens in ones own home…just crazy.

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.04.13 16:32:49 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • and it can happen anywhere in the world..not just outside a rugby stadium. sad really.

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.04.13 16:40:21 by The Duke Reply

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  • I would play Burden at 13. Strong and speed and going no further in his career at 2.He used to play center and should know what to do.Lambie at 15 Bosman at 10. We need big solid backs for the chiefs

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.04.13 17:22:49 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Can’t see Burden playing 13 from the start maybe in emergency for last 10 min. Play Lindeque at 13 STOP PLAYING GUYS OUT OF POSITION!!!!!!! Jack of all trades master of none!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.04.13 17:48:46 by JD Reply
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  • We need a Jack of all trades, master of One ;-)

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.04.13 18:01:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • I just need a Jack…. and better make it a double

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.04.13 18:06:05 by robdylan Reply
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