robdylan

Pat reaches another milestone


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 5 Jul 2013 at 09:23
Tagged with : ,

Pat Lambie will lead the Sharks onto the Loftus turf this week to celebrate his 50th Super Rugby cap.

It’s been an exciting week for Lambie, who nudged past 500 career points in the flagship Southern Hemisphere competition last week, via two conversions and a penalty. What makes this week’s achievement so special, though, is that Lambie will achieve the 50-cap mark a full three months and 12 days before his 23rd birthday! I’ve been doing a bit of research and while it seems that Australia’s troubled Kurtley Beale and James O’Connor may have achieved that same feat at younger ages, I’m pretty sure that Lambie is the youngest South African ever to do so.

Otherwise, the Sharks boast an experienced side all round, with an average of slightly over 58 caps a man.

Player Sharks Caps Other Caps Total
1 Beast Mtawarira 86 0 86
2 Bismarck du Plessis 101 0 101
3 Jannie du Plessis 86 26 112
4 Edwin Hewitt 1 0 1
5 Franco van der Merwe 14 73 87
6 Marcell Coetzee 37 0 37
7 Willem Alberts 46 37 83
8 Keegan Daniel 94 0 94
9 Charl McLeod 53 0 53
10 Pat Lambie 49 0 49
11 Lwazi Mvovo 50 0 50
12 Butch James 54 16 70
13 Louis Ludik 38 26 64
14 Odwa Ndungane 93 10 103
15 Riaan Viljoen 21 26 47
16 Kyle Cooper 15 0 15
17 Wiehahn Herbst 37 0 37
18 Jandre Marais 20 0 20
19 Jean Deysel 52 0 52
20 Jacques Botes 112 0 112
21 Cobus Reinach 11 0 11
22 Jaco van Tonder 0 0 0
Total 809 294 1284


16 Comments

  • Ou Tjop is also close to the 50 cap mark, although not all were for the Sharks.

    Well done SuperPat, hope you have a SuperGame to celebrate it with.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.07.13 09:29:52 by JarsonX Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonXAssistant coach
     
  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : well, unless the Sharks sneak a play-off, Tjop won’t get there.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.07.13 09:31:59 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Three seasons with a super rugby team without playoffs gets you to 39 already. That’s excluding internationals and CC. Its unbelievable that these guys play so much rugby. Where are the days when a player had to play a lifetime to get to 100 caps?

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.07.13 09:50:54 by Uli Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    Uli BoelieTeam captain
     
  • @Rob, I dont want to jinx anything but injuries is another massive factor this year :twisted:

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.07.13 09:56:21 by JarsonX Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonXAssistant coach
     
  • Well done Pat, phenomenal achievement, now please just make sure you have your kicking boots on for Saturday afternoon. I think we gonna need them.

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.07.13 10:01:18 by jonnow Reply

    jonnowSuper Rugby player
     
  • How old was Steyn and Pienaar when they reached 50? Did they reach 50?

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.07.13 10:50:12 by PTAShark Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    DragnipurSuper Rugby player
     
  • @PTAShark (Comment 6) : Steyn reached 50 just a few weeks ago.

    not sure about Pienaar, but he was already 22 when he started playing Super Rugby.

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.07.13 11:12:50 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Well done Pat,make us proud tomorrow,we will need a big one from you!Any news yet on PSDT and the Du Plessis brothers on contracts?

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.07.13 11:13:11 by BarendL Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    BarendLSuper Rugby player
     
  • @BarendL (Comment 8) : trust me… as soon as I have confirmation, it will go up.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.07.13 11:15:02 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : :oops: Thank you,was counting down the days to the 1st of July and then just nothing,i feel robbed of a week!haha

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.07.13 11:27:00 by BarendL Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    BarendLSuper Rugby player
     
  • @BarendL (Comment 10) : I know how you feel

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.07.13 11:28:49 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : So Rob…. you do have something…. but unconfirmed!
    The suspense is killing us! :shock:

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.07.13 12:14:37 by R Hayward Reply

    Under 21 player
     
  • @R Hayward (Comment 12) : no… I don’t have anything.

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.07.13 13:14:10 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : ok I’ll take your word for it. guess we just have to wait. :???:

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.07.13 13:17:13 by R Hayward Reply

    Under 21 player
     
  • Congratulations Pat, here’s to the next successful 50

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.07.13 16:24:54 by Bayshark Reply

    BaysharkCurrie Cup player
     
  • Congrats Pat!!! Can’t believe it’s already 50 games!!!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.07.13 18:29:32 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    JDAssistant coach
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.