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Further injury blow for Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 6 May 2014 at 13:57
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The Sharks have suffered a second major injury blow on their Antipodean tour, with Fred Zeilinga forced to return home due to a recurrence of the hamstring strain he sustained against the Lions in Johannesburg a month ago.

Zeilinga missed out on matches against the Cheetahs and Highlanders as a result of the initial injury, but was passed fit to tour. He watched Friday’s win over the Rebels from the bench, but has now sustained a recurrence of the injury and will thus play no further part over the next month.

Jaco van Tonder, who filled in for the Sharks XV at flyhalf over the weekend (despite more regularly playing wing and fullback) has been summoned to join the tour party.

Zeilinga’s injury makes it almost certain that Frans Steyn will continue at flyhalf against the Brumbies this weekend, with Tim Swiel providing cover.



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  • Comment 1, posted at 06.05.14 14:03:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • This is not good news, was looking forward to having Fred back at 10, and building some momemtum towards the playoffs. :\

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.05.14 14:04:15 by stevovo Reply
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  • Damn pity. Fred looked very comfortable at 10.

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.05.14 14:07:07 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Aggenee man :x :cry:

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.05.14 14:16:37 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • That really is not good! He would have been a reliable goal kicker and I am sure Steyn needs a rest at some stage! In future Sharks XV must really take a back seat where Super Rugby squad members are concerned

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.05.14 14:20:04 by [email protected] Reply

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  • Not a trainsmash.I would have kept the same team for Saturday anycase.Lets just hope Frans doesn’t break down and we have to revert to Swiel at 10.I really have a good feeling about this upcoming game.

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.05.14 14:24:06 by tigershark Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 3) : Yes, but the Brumbies are a world-class team, and I’m more comfortable having a world-class player Steyn facing them. All respect to Zeilinga, of course.

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.05.14 14:24:35 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • Frans has a bit of an aura at 10.It intimidates the other teams.You could even here it in the aussie commentary box.Leave him right there :!:

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.05.14 14:27:35 by tigershark Reply

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  • @tigershark (Comment 8) : you mean when they weren’t going on and on about how suspect he is on defence?

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.05.14 14:31:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 7) : Frans is a stop-gap 10. I much prefer him at 12.

    However Fred’s injury has made this a moot point anyway.

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.05.14 14:35:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • was he really 100% fit?

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.05.14 14:35:37 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Well I don’t know if its his boot, sheer size or the moustache, but he definitely got them talking.

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.05.14 14:40:45 by tigershark Reply

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  • @[email protected] (Comment 5) : you do know that they’re also playing in a competition and that their coach would want to win to to keep his own job?!?!?!

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.05.14 14:44:22 by JD Reply
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  • next one to go down Cobus?

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.05.14 14:45:23 by JD Reply
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  • I was having a real kak day at work already.. and now this?? No man! :!: :!:

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.05.14 14:45:25 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 11) : doubt it

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.05.14 14:50:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Steyn’s mustache just better not get injured, because then we are gonna be in groot [email protected] :shock:

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.05.14 14:52:59 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Who thinks Zeilinga was rushed back?

    He got injured against the Lions and was ruled out for 4 weeks. This would have been the 4th week. Cheetahs/Highlanders/Rebels/Brumbies – I always thought he would only be available for the New Zeeland part of the tour.

    Have anyone noticed how everyone (Stormers) are allowed to whine about their long list of injuries, when the Sharks never have been:

    Btw the sanzarrugby website list our injuries as follows:

    Patrick Lambie – Torn Bicep (Season)
    Cobus Reinach – Fractured Hand (Round 13)
    Pieter-Steph du Toit – ACL (Season)

    They haven’t had Bresler or Zeilinga on that list once. Let’s see if his injury counts this time. Oh and Tera and Keegan was never on their list. Now their back, but I checked this list every Tuesday since the start of the comp and only these three names and Jordaan have ever been on this list of injured Sharks players. But the Stormer’s list looks like this (updated on Monday):

    Gio Aplon – Elbow (TBC)
    Manuel Carizza – Wrist (TBC)
    Demetri Catrakilis – Broken Nose (Round 13)
    Pat Cilliers – Knee (TBC)
    Rynhard Elstadt – Shoulder (Season)
    Eben Eztebeth – Foot (TBC)
    Gerbrandt Grobler – Leg & Shoulder (TBC)
    Jean Kleyn – Torn Ankle Ligaments (TBC)
    Cheslin Kolbe – Knee (Round 13)
    Tiaan Liebenberg – Lower Neck (TBC)
    De Kock Steenkamp – Groin (Season)

    Yes, this list looks bad, but if the list is updated each week, as it says it is, then the Sharks would also have had a list of 8 or 9 players at one stage.

    Lambie, Steph, Reinach, Zeilinga, Tera, Odwa, JPP, Jordaan – Not even counting Bissie, Deysel and Sithole, because they were only out for one game.

    I’m just saying, why the hell have a list of ALL injured players and then not have a true reflection of one teams injuries?

    Very weird.

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.05.14 14:57:18 by Letgo Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 17) If Steyn (or the moustache) breaks down our season will be over.Thats how important he is (or should I say how important they are).

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.05.14 15:00:47 by tigershark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : that’s what made me worried about him and cobus touring, i just think it was to soon!!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.05.14 15:06:01 by JD Reply
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  • Injuries are unfortunately part and parcel of the game and thats why is the best squad not the best 15 that win this super rugby title.

  • Comment 21, posted at 06.05.14 15:09:39 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @tigershark (Comment 19) : Lets just hope that ‘stache will protect him :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 06.05.14 15:18:07 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Sheet.

  • Comment 23, posted at 06.05.14 15:50:02 by John Galt Reply

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  • Rob Du Preez is most likely kicking himself right now for going to Province.
    Pretty sure he would have been in the mix for a call up.

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.05.14 16:05:41 by John Galt Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 24): I have been thinking the exact same thing.Is there no way to buy him back or maybe trade Swiel back in return for him? :lol:

  • Comment 25, posted at 06.05.14 16:19:36 by tigershark Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 24) : According to this article http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2014/05/06/bonus-point-comes-at-a-cost/ he is training with the Stormers squad this week and eligible for selection.

  • Comment 26, posted at 06.05.14 16:35:05 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Who thinks Zeilinga was rushed back? Me, 100%.

  • Comment 27, posted at 06.05.14 16:45:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 27) : for sure he was rushed back as was Cobus, just hope he finish the tour unharmed.

  • Comment 28, posted at 06.05.14 16:50:44 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 28) : Could explain why neither got any game time against the Rebels – just to be used in case of emergency

  • Comment 29, posted at 06.05.14 16:56:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Frans will take less contact at 10 than 12, which obviously allows JW the luxury of not having to rest him just yet. Still, you can’t play the guy into the ground. He must be right up there in minutes played this season.

  • Comment 30, posted at 06.05.14 16:58:23 by The Quirk Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 29) : yes but would have been better to have both in rehab at home and fit for Stormers and playoffs!!!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 06.05.14 16:58:52 by JD Reply
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  • Silver lining: at least we get to see Heimar Williams play again.

  • Comment 32, posted at 06.05.14 17:35:22 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Probable team for Saturday,

    15 Mvovo
    14 Ndugane
    13 Jordaan
    12 Williams
    11 JPP
    10 Steyn
    09 Reinach
    08 Kankowski
    07 Deysel
    06 Daniel
    05 Lewies
    04 Alberts
    03 J du Plessis
    02 B du Plessis
    01 Mtawarira

    16 Cooper
    17 Adriaanse
    18 Chadwick
    19 Oosthuizen
    20 Mtembu/Botes
    21 Mcleod
    22 Swiel
    23 Sithole

  • Comment 33, posted at 06.05.14 19:27:51 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 33) : Probably Sithole will start depending on recovery status. Sharks seem to have made a habit of bringing the guys back to soon, and leaving them on the bench “in case of an emergency” Freddie & Cobus case in point. I am hoping Sithole is not the same.

  • Comment 34, posted at 06.05.14 20:05:19 by markp Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 33):I think that will be the team.He may just stick with Mcleod in this match for the sake of continuity and experience.

  • Comment 35, posted at 06.05.14 20:22:31 by tigershark Reply

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  • @tigershark (Comment 35) : Probably mate, I was undecided about 2 places, 9 and reserve loose forward.

  • Comment 36, posted at 06.05.14 20:55:31 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @tigershark (Comment 35) : @sharks_lover (Comment 36) : I think you’re correct with most of the team just think he’ll stick with Mcloed with Cobus on the bench and as for loose forward cover he will use Mtembu (if he’s ok).

  • Comment 37, posted at 06.05.14 21:38:46 by JD Reply
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  • 15 Mvovo
    14 Ndugane
    13 Sithole
    12 Jordaan
    11 JPP
    10 Steyn
    09 Reinach
    08 Kankowski
    07 Deysel
    06 Daniel
    05 Lewies
    04 Alberts
    03 J du Plessis
    02 B du Plessis
    01 Mtawarira

    16 Cooper
    17 Adriaanse
    18 Chadwick
    19 Oosthuizen
    20 Mtembu
    21 Mcleod
    22 Swiel
    23 Williams/SP Marais

  • Comment 38, posted at 07.05.14 02:26:55 by ruddy Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 18) : Nah! The JS/White combo is too professional to rush players back remember. Must be a third force! Best we call for a presidential Commission of Enquiry.

  • Comment 39, posted at 07.05.14 10:51:19 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Send Butch James

  • Comment 40, posted at 07.05.14 11:04:14 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 18) : That information is probably supplied by the franchises. My guess is that someone at the Sharks are not doing their job.

  • Comment 41, posted at 07.05.14 11:06:09 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Maybe Butch James could add value! Sharks are in his HEART!

  • Comment 42, posted at 07.05.14 11:12:43 by [email protected] Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 39) :
    Aren’t “we” getting s bit tired from carrying that immense chip?

  • Comment 43, posted at 07.05.14 13:19:06 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 40) : with all the injuries at fly half I don’t know why the Sharks did not do a deal with Toulon to get the French man back as he’s not even making their match 23.

  • Comment 44, posted at 07.05.14 13:50:31 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 44) : yes ,best idea so far

  • Comment 45, posted at 07.05.14 14:19:06 by benji Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 43) : Not really, in fact I hardly feel the weight! :evil:

  • Comment 46, posted at 07.05.14 14:28:25 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 46) :
    :lol:

  • Comment 47, posted at 07.05.14 15:05:00 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Happy birthday marcell , may u get well soon. Hope to see u back asap, but enjoy the rest you surely deserve. Have a wonderfull and blessed day.

  • Comment 48, posted at 08.05.14 07:45:54 by kaapsebra Reply

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