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Sharks out in full force at Craven Week


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 1 Jul 2014 at 09:26
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There was a nice surprise in store for boys competing at this weeks’ Under 13 Craven Week at Glenwood High School in Durban yesterday, as the Cell C Sharks Super Rugby squad opted to base themselves at the same venue for the day.

Each team was lead into the opening ceremony by a Sharks player and the squad was vocal in their support and encouragement during the day – particularly when the KZN team played. Boys would also ahve been able to observe a Sharks Super Rugby practice, which also took place on a spare field at Glenwood.

Jake White and John Smit are determined that the Sharks senior squad, as the pride of rugby in the province, should be showcased as much as possible; it started with a number of high profile Super Rugby players turning out for their club first teams during the June International break, thus drastically increasing the pull of fans towards club rugby. Yesterday’s involvement in the Craven Week tournament served a similar aim, as well as burning an indelible image into the minds of the country’s top primary school rugby players.

The message is clear – if you want to be a rugby player when you’re big, this is the place you want to do it!



25 Comments

  • Awesome! Building an empire baby, building an empire

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.07.14 09:27:33 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Nice of the team and the coach, just hope it’s not distracting them from the Cheetah game!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.07.14 09:35:24 by JD Reply
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  • Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.07.14 09:49:43 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Great initiative. Sure the kids loved it.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.07.14 10:09:07 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Brilliant for the kids to get that up close and personal.

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.07.14 10:12:00 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Wow. That is awesome from the Sharks. These boys will remember it.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.07.14 10:48:06 by Mutley Reply
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  • And I bet the quality of the junior rugby increased ten fold with the Sharks watching. Great stuff

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.07.14 10:55:43 by SheldonK Reply

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  • July 2014
    01 Free State 12 – 24 Pumas
    01 Namibia 5 – 12 Griffons
    01 Zimbabwe 31 – 27 Border CD

    June 2014
    30 KwaZulu-Natal 12 – 15 Golden Lions
    30 Pumas 0 – 56 Western Province
    30 Blue Bulls 10 – 52 Border
    30 Leopards 37 – 5 Border CD
    30 Eastern Province 17 – 12 Limpopo Blue Bulls
    30 Valke 13 – 0 Namibia
    30 Boland 43 – 12 Griffons
    30 Griquas 36 – 12 Zimbabwe
    30 Free State 8 – 10 SWD

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.07.14 10:59:35 by Baylion Reply

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  • Makes my heart glad to see our boys doing things like this. That small act by the Sharks will be a memory to treasure forever for all those u13 players.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.07.14 11:16:13 by StevieS Reply
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  • Apparently there is a player in the SWD squad that is 1,78m tall and weighs 116kg.

    I don’t know what they are feeding 12 year olds these days!

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.07.14 11:19:07 by Bump Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 8) : Thanks!

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.07.14 11:26:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Bump (Comment 10) : Father and son playing in the same team?

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.07.14 11:30:21 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Bump (Comment 10) : lots and lots of Wimpy burgers ;-)

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.07.14 12:54:42 by JD Reply
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  • More of today’s results

    Leopards 32 – 14 Griquas
    Blue Bulls 17 – 19 SWD

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.07.14 13:14:05 by Baylion Reply

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  • KwaZulu-Natal 6 – 14 Boland
    Eastern Province 22 – 7 Golden Lions

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.07.14 14:41:21 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 15) : damn. 0 from 2?

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.07.14 14:48:29 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 16) : Dont stress…this is where the Sharks acquire the talent…u16 and u18 results very different

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.07.14 14:52:18 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 17) : :grin:

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.07.14 15:03:45 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @Bump (Comment 10) : steroids

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.07.14 15:06:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Funny guy!

    A survey of the official programme reveals, if the numbers are to be believed, that there are 32 boys at this tournament that are over 1.78m tall, and 15 who weigh 80kg or more.

    Quite a number of big lads!

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.07.14 16:27:10 by Bump Reply

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  • @Bump (Comment 20) : at that age big lads win games.

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.07.14 16:28:50 by JD Reply
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  • Unfortunately for some of those 1.78m twelve year olds, they’re still going to be 1.78 when they reach 18.

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.07.14 16:42:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • Western Province 10 – 8 Valke
    Border 14 – 12 Limpopo Blue Bulls

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.07.14 17:19:34 by Baylion Reply

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  • Good Stuff…
    How’s that Border Blue Bulls result? :shock:

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.07.14 00:35:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Fixtures today:
    July 2014
    03 08:30 Namibia vs Border CD
    03 08:30 Blue Bulls vs Free State
    03 09:30 Pumas vs Griquas
    03 10:30 Zimbabwe vs Griffons
    03 11:30 KwaZulu-Natal vs Leopards
    03 12:30 SWD vs Golden Lions
    03 13:30 Valke vs Limpopo Blue Bulls
    03 14:30 Western Province vs Boland
    03 15:30 Eastern Province vs Border

    Log:
    TEAM: P | W | PTS
    Leopards: 2 | 2 | 10
    Western Province: 2 | 2 | 9
    Border: 2 | 2 | 9
    Boland: 2 | 2 | 9
    Eastern Province: 2 | 2 | 8
    SWD: 2 | 2 | 8
    Valke: 2 | 1 | 5
    Griquas: 2 | 1 | 5
    Zimbabwe: 2 | 1 | 5
    Pumas: 2 | 1 | 5
    Golden Lions: 2 | 1 | 4
    Griffons: 2 | 1 | 4
    Limpopo Blue Bulls: 2 | 0 | 2
    Border CD: 2 | 0 | 2
    KwaZulu-Natal: 2 | 0 | 1
    Free State: 2 | 0 | 1
    Namibia: 2 | 0 | 1
    Blue Bulls: 2 | 0 | 1

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.07.14 06:37:00 by Baylion Reply

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