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Blizzard delays Pietersen’s return


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 10 Feb 2014 at 17:25
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JP Pietersen’s Panasonic Wild Knights team will play in a rescheduled Japanese Top League Final on Tuesday morning, after the match against Suntory Sungoliath (originally scehduled for Saturday) had to be postponed due to a blizzard.

The delayed game will have a knock-on effect on the Bok winger’s availability for the Sharks, since his return to Durban is now expected to be put off until the end of this week, at the earliest.

Coach Jake White would probably not have had any intention of including Pietersen – who has spent no time with the team – in his side for Saturday’s game against the Bulls anyway, but will now be hard-pressed to get Pietersen integrated in time for the round two clash with the Hurricanes.

The Sharks enjoy a bye in round 3, meaning that the smart money would be on a return for JP ahead of the fourth round match against the ? Lions, at Kings Park on 8 March.



39 Comments

  • Poor Lions Lol

    But it would ve been better if he could start against Savea …

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.02.14 01:13:34 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Suntory 5 Wild Knights 7 12min

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.02.14 07:18:49 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Du Preez starting for Suntory
    Petersen on the bench

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.02.14 07:20:31 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Du Preez just scored for Suntory

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.02.14 07:22:01 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory 12 Wild Knights 7

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.02.14 07:23:39 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Pen kick Berrick Barnes

    Suntory 12 Wild Knights 10 22min

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.02.14 07:30:16 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Another pen kick by Barnes

    Suntory 12 Wild Knights 13 25min

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.02.14 07:33:34 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Rugby on a tuesday morning…I could live with that :smile:

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.02.14 07:35:14 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 8) : :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.02.14 07:37:50 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Barnes lining up another pen for Wild Knights

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.02.14 07:39:48 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory 12 Wild Knights 16 32min

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.02.14 07:40:45 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory over for a try just before HT – Go Aruga

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.02.14 07:47:38 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory 19 Wild Knights 16 38min

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.02.14 07:48:35 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Drop goal from Barnes just wide, HT

    Suntory 19 Wild Knights 16

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.02.14 07:51:45 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Some big hits by these Japanese players, just ask George Smith

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.02.14 08:03:37 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Nice build up by Suntory, 14 phases

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.02.14 08:05:19 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Barnes with a pen kick to level the scores, missed

    Suntory 19 Wild Knights 16 49min

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.02.14 08:12:07 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • JP on for Wild Knights

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.02.14 08:12:34 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Yama scoring his second try for Wild Knights, kick to come

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.02.14 08:13:37 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory 19 Wild Knights 23 51min

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.02.14 08:14:17 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Another monster hit on George Smith :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.02.14 08:15:13 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Barnes to kick another pen

    Suntory 19 Wild Knights 26

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.02.14 08:16:31 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory putting together another 14 phases, pen, easy 3points

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.02.14 08:24:13 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory 22 Wild Knights 26 61min

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.02.14 08:25:32 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Barnes with another successful pen

    Suntory 22 Wild Knights 29 67min

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.02.14 08:32:57 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Wild Knight putting Suntory under huge pressure, another pen kick from Barnes, over

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.02.14 08:35:10 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory 22 Wild Knights 32 70min

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.02.14 08:35:51 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Pen on Suntory 22, Barnes looking to stretch Wild Knights lead to 13

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.02.14 08:38:15 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory 22 Wild Knights 35 73min

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.02.14 08:39:19 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory replaces Fourie and Smith, the writing is on the wall

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.02.14 08:40:15 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Wild Knights scores another, referred to TMO

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.02.14 08:44:51 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory 22 Wild Knights 42

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.02.14 08:46:48 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Time up on the clock, Barnes going for another pen, over, 8pen in the game

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.02.14 08:48:51 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Suntory 22 Wild Knights 45 FT

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.02.14 08:49:28 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Thanks for the updates! Congrats to JPP and his team!

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.02.14 09:08:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I couldn’t care less about the result….as long as JPP didn’t get injured. :grin: :twisted:

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.02.14 09:13:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • JP came close in scoring their last try, he had one or two runs but nothing major, Berrick Barnes kicked 30 points

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.02.14 09:28:00 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Do any Japanese guys play in this league?

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.02.14 09:31:31 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • I watched the first half this morning- goodness the pace is slow and the hits are lame compared the the Varsity Cup games i watched on Monday night.

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.02.14 11:05:24 by SheldonK Reply

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