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Back to the grindstone


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 17 Nov 2014 at 11:30
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The Sharks Super Rugby squad reconvenes this morning to put in the hard yards ahead of the 2015 season.

The majority of the players have been enjoying a well-earned (albeit rather short) break after the Currie Cup campaign ended in Johannesburg. A few, of course, have seen some additional action with the Barbarians while the Springboks, of course, have had no break at all yet and will presumably only join up with the squad in January.

For the bulk of the Currie Cuo squad, though, today is D-day and our thoughts are with them as they enter what is typically the toughest phase of the year – grueling conditioning work for the most part as they put their “money in the bank” for the 2015 campaign.

Renaldo Bothma is the only confirmed new name we have at this stage, with a few others sure to be added to the mix as the pre-season progresses. We’re also told that Technical Director Brendan Venter will play a major role in the pre-season activities, standing in for Gary Gold who will not return from Japan for another few months.

Good luck, Sharks! Let’s make 2015 a season to remember.



16 Comments

  • Rob, do you know which players will return from overseas for the S15 next year?

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.11.14 12:06:08 by Caratacus Reply
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  • @Caratacus (Comment 1) : Um, for us it’s obviously Kanko, Frans and JP…. oh and probably Jaque Fourie as well

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.11.14 13:04:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : More probable than when you posted the Fourie article?

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.11.14 13:19:45 by vanmartin Reply
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  • And on the lighter side
    http://www.sarugbymag.co.za/blog/details/willem-alberts-alone-in-the-gym

    Hope you dont mind Rob, but it is relevant to this post.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.11.14 13:43:06 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 4) : no problem :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.11.14 13:45:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : yes, I’ve heard that it’s happening but will wait for confirmation.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.11.14 13:46:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • Great to hear Venter will be there!!!! Hope the guys are well “rested” for the pre-season training! !!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.11.14 13:49:10 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : pity Deysel did not sign a similar deal!!!!! He will be missed!!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.11.14 13:50:48 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : not sure how happy I am with the news on Foure just hope it does not hamper Sithole’s development as I still think he’s the long term solution at 13 for the Sharks!!!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.11.14 13:53:58 by JD Reply
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  • Just saw some awesome news on another website, sure Rob will post it up soon!

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.11.14 13:57:39 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 10) : about Horak? just trying to get some confirmation first, bud. You know how I am with rumours.

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.11.14 13:59:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Yeah, that would be so awesome if it’s true.

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.11.14 14:00:37 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 12) : Kings hve confirmed via Press Release. Sharks have said fkal.

    Odd….

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.11.14 14:09:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : @robdylan (Comment 13) : If these two come through next year may at least live up to some of the expectations of this year.

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.11.14 14:14:21 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Great. Thanks rob.

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.11.14 15:06:00 by Caratacus Reply

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  • Well, at least things seem to happening!!
    When is Gary Gold actually arriving?

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.11.14 18:44:28 by pastorshark Reply
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