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Boland strengthened by former Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams, Sharks on 15 May 2013 at 08:34
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The Boland Cavaliers have announced the signing of six new players for the approaching Currie Cup season, with four of those boasting strong ties to the Sharks.

Former Sharks flyhalf Len Olivier returns from Colomiers in France to join up with the Western Cape side, as the imminent arrival of his first child has clearly prompted him and wife Brunhlide to seek pastures somewhat closer to their family seat in Pretoria. Olivier started his rugby as a Bulls junior, before playing for the Valke and the Sharks ahead of his departure to France in 2010.

A trio of former Sharks age-group players, who have since made a name for themselves in the Varsity Cup, are also on their way to Wellington. Prop Sabelo Nhlapo was a stalwart in Durban at age-group level and has played a big part in Tukkies’ success over the last two seasons. Similarly, utility forward Ulrich has done great work with the NMMU Madibaz since leaving the Sharks Academy. The third player is exciting centre-cum-fullback Wynand Pienaar, whose junior career in Durban was somewhat blighted by injury; he has also seen limited game time with Tukkies.

Other players heading to Boland are lock JC Astle and centre Reinhardt Erwee, both from Shimlas.



15 Comments

  • Where are you plugged in to be able to get all these lekker stories?

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.05.13 08:54:50 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 1) : I shudder to tell you where I got this one, given yesterday’s drama…

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.05.13 09:05:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : As long as you don’t say “Buchner” or “a reliable source close to the team”! :oops:

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.05.13 09:22:50 by King Shark Reply
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  • Still haven’t forgiven Len for that time he took WP apart by himself. What a player

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.05.13 09:30:03 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Isnt Len the guy that spent more time chatting up the ladies in the gym than actually gyming.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.05.13 10:06:00 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 5) : I don’t think that’s the same dude

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.05.13 10:25:17 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 5) : I reckon you’re thinking of Monty Dumond

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.05.13 10:51:32 by josefgremlin Reply

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  • @josefgremlin (Comment 7) : No, the chap Im thinking off played only 1 or even no games from the Sharks. We signed him from a smaller union after he had played well there (maybe the game Claytie is refering to) He didnt last long at the Sharks as there were apparently issues.

    Monty had a fair run with the Sharks.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.05.13 10:59:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 8) : there were issues but not like what you’ve said

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.05.13 13:44:57 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 9) : My bad, Im not saying THAT was the issue, just that he was seen chatting up the fairer sex at the gym.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.05.13 14:13:55 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Len Olivier… now there’s a guy that slipped out of sight in a hurry!

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.05.13 14:19:39 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Len brother of goue lokkies Olivier, another one of the “great” signing that the Sharks made only for the player to never really play a game. Money well spent!!!!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.05.13 16:23:13 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 12) : no, Len’s not related to Wynand at all

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.05.13 16:36:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    Lol. You got a bite JD… from the bog fish himself!

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.05.13 16:41:06 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 14) : hey hang on….. what the? :)

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.05.13 17:18:11 by robdylan Reply
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