Lambie concern for Sharks

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 8 Jul 2013 at 13:17
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Sharks coach Grant Bashford has confirmed, via the team’s website, that flyhalf Pat Lambie is in serious doubt for this weekend’s final Super Rugby game against the Southern Kings.

Lambie picked up a back injury during Saturday’s defeat at Loftus and looks unlikely to be fit, creating somewhat of a flyhalf poser for the Sharks, given Butch James’s suspension.

There’s a silver lining of sorts, though, in that both Meyer Bosman and JP Pietersen are close to fitness this week and could be included, based on the results of late fitness tests. Either Bosman or Riaan Viljoen could slot in at flyhalf if required, with the lack of options at centre making it more likely that Bosman would be asked to wear the number 12 jersey. In that case, Pietersen, if fit, could slot in at outside centre, as he has done before, with Ludik moving to fullback.

The Sharks could also turn to the likes of Jaco van Tonder (flyhalf, wing or fullback) and Heimar Williams (inside centre) if required.


  • Let Lambie rest!

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.07.13 13:24:48 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : I agree he needs it.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.07.13 13:31:37 by Uli Reply
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  • We need to win the last game of the season, the Kings desperately want to add a win over a SA side, and the Sharks is there only hope. Hope we have a back line for this game.

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.07.13 13:31:49 by Rvw Reply

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  • also a possibility that the Sharks could look at Zeilinga, I guess…. but with the under 21 season starting this week, I kind of hope they don’t.

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.07.13 13:54:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • How far is Burden from fitness? Maybe we could use him at centre :lol: How about this for a back line( including halfbacks) – McLeod,Bosman,Ludik, JPP, Mvovo,Ndungane & Viljoen. Otherwise Viljoen, Bosman,JPP,Mvovo,Ndungane (Robinson) & Ludik, We should have a backline. If JPP & Bosman are still crocked, bring in van Tonder, Williams & Robinson.Is Zeilings fit? We could borrow another Lion – Alwyn Hollenbach – to help out :evil:

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.07.13 14:01:11 by markm Reply

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  • @markm (Comment 5) : :twisted: Love the idea of Burden at centre! I believe he will play great rugby there.
    We need a kicker, so hopefully Bosman. :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.07.13 14:06:15 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @markm (Comment 5) : Hollenbach is still out injured….We hope to have him back for PR

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.07.13 14:11:50 by Lassy_lion Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 6) : Has anyone seen Ludik kick? Just asking.We could use one of the forwards as a kicker as most of them fancy themselves as kickers – Bismarck, Keegan,…… :grin: Remember Ollie fancying himself as a kicker. He managed a couple of penalties & conversions (of his own tries) :grin: :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.07.13 14:14:24 by markm Reply

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  • @Lassy_lion (Comment 7) : Any other suggestions from Lions? How about Volminck? Dylan Desfontein? Cronje brothers (nooooooooooooooooooooooo!)?Vorster?Anyone?

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.07.13 14:19:23 by markm Reply

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  • Is it possible that Lambie struggled with this injury last week as well?

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.07.13 14:24:36 by bokbok Reply

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  • @markm (Comment 9) : Well do you really need someone…..Just do us Lions a fav……Put Deyselnator at 10 and tell him to take out “DIE KAT”….. That will more or less cover the friendship fees from the Sharks for this year…….LOL

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.07.13 14:34:27 by Lassy_lion Reply
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  • Easy pick, play our vodacom flyhalf. Or give him exposure and he deserves it.,,Klaar gepraat…

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.07.13 14:56:23 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @Lassy_lion (Comment 11) :Great idea! :lol: Just thought of giving the Lions a bit more practice to take out Kings after we soften them up for them! That’s what friends are for. :cool:

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.07.13 14:59:24 by markm Reply

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  • @markm (Comment 13) : I just knew we can always rely on our Sharks buddies…… What will we do without you guys…..Thanks…LOL

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.07.13 15:03:47 by Lassy_lion Reply
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  • I think we need to get JP fully fit (for Currie cup & Bokke) and not risk him in a nothing game!!!! Give some of our youngsters game time before the Currie cup.

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.07.13 17:21:49 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 15) : JP will be in Japan and won’t play for either the Boks or for the Sharks in the CC.

    Has anyone else noticed that since last year, Lambie’s fantastic goal kicking and his excellent running and line breaking ability have not appeared in the same game at all. Just think, for most of this season he has been on song with the boot and not been into his running much. Then you have games like this and last weeks, and against the Rebels, where he has run brilliantly, but missed most of his kicks. It makes you think that he isn’t being managed very well and isn’t entirely mentally fit.

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.07.13 17:42:39 by David12246 Reply

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  • If JP and Bosman are fit:
    1. Beast
    2. du Plessis
    3. Herbst
    4. Hewit
    5. van der Merwe
    6. Coetzee
    7. Deysel
    8. Alberts
    9. McLeod
    10. Viljoen
    11. Mvovo
    12. Bosman
    13. Pietersen
    14. Ndungane
    15. Ludik

    16. Cooper
    17. du Plessis
    18. Marais
    19. Daniel
    20. Reinach
    21. Williams
    22. van Tonder

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.07.13 17:44:49 by David12246 Reply

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  • Fred Zeilanga, give the boy a chance in a no pressure game to get some experience….he can kick flippin well too…

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.07.13 18:51:51 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • I woiuld go with Zeilinga here. The boy has loads of potential, he needs to make the step up sooner rather than later and this is the perfect opportunity. having said that, I hope Pat is cleared to play against the Kings.

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.07.13 19:38:51 by jonnow Reply

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  • Just maybe someone ask the Bulls what medicine they gave to Morne to cure his kicking problems, then give some of it to Pat :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.07.13 19:40:15 by jonnow Reply

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  • If he is fit he doesn’t need a rest, he’s about to get 3 weeks off.

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.07.13 01:36:07 by David12246 Reply

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  • Ja nee laat Lambie bietjie rus man – the man needs it :mrgreen: . Let Zeilinga start – together with some other young guys like Heimar and this van Tonder bloke. Come on we don’t have anything to lose ;-)

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.07.13 08:47:35 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • Not sure if I buy this ” injured” story.

    After that kicking display surely he feels too embarrassed to run out in the Sharktank so he asked for the rest?

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.07.13 09:18:28 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • This last game is definitely not a no-pressure game.

    It will destroy these young players if they were to be part of the first SA team to lose to the Kings.

    No no, Sharks need the strongest possible team to end this miserable campaign with the slightest glimmer of hope.

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.07.13 09:46:42 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 24) : Sure we will play a strong team as PRIDE is at stake now. I will be glad to see the back of this miserable season

  • Comment 25, posted at 09.07.13 10:04:46 by The Hobbit Reply
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  • What is wrong with you people. We got the best player in the Vodacom Cup n the best u21 Currie Cup player from last year. The Sharks are stale & the Currie Cup will be used for the future. Give these kids Super Rugby experience and they can hit the Currie Cup running. When has Lambie NOT played this season? To not rotate them would do a disservice to both players

  • Comment 26, posted at 09.07.13 10:52:56 by disgruntled shark Reply

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