Taking a break (to be jolly)

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 17 Dec 2014 at 11:00
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The first stage of pre-season comes to an end today, with the Sharks Super Rugby squad set to get their Christmas break underway after today’s sessions.

I think it’s a fitting time for me to do the same here at Sharksworld. While it’s always my goal to bring as much news as I can, we need to be honest in admitting that there’s really nothing of interest happening at the moment – well, nothing that I’m able to report. If I were stationed on a deck chair (under an umbrella!) on the Kings Park outfields I’m sure there would be plenty to write about, but such is life…

I’m going to take a bit of a “tactical regroup” myself until the New Year. To all of those celebrating, I wish you a wonderful, joyous, peace-filled Christmas, with every blessing that the Christ child and his loving Father brings to each one of us. Thanks for another wonderful year here on Sharksworld and we look forward to an even better 2015.

Black and white (and red and green!) forever!


  • Have a good one Rob. To all the other supporters, have a well deserved break, a joyous Christmas and New year and stay safe.

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.12.14 11:07:55 by Sharkanator Reply
  • Ja thanx for the year Rob. To all hope you have a wonderful Christmas and may God be with you all in this time!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.12.14 11:13:46 by JD Reply
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  • Thank you Rob for the year with plenty of ups and downs, covering all the stories and running the site beautifully.
    Have a blessed Christmas, rest well and we will be back in black and white, as always, in 2015. Cheers!

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.12.14 11:17:12 by Another Nick Reply

    Another NickSuper Rugby player
  • Thanks for all the articles and info Rob, made many a boring day pass by quicker! Have a good Christmas and holiday everyone!

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.12.14 11:18:14 by HeinF Reply

    HeinFTeam captain
  • Enjoy the break and the holidays. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and the family.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.12.14 11:35:49 by Nita Reply

    NitaVodacom Cup player
  • Merry Christmas to you too, thanks for everything. May you and your family be blessed during this time.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.12.14 13:29:00 by Dunx Reply

    DunxSuper Rugby player
  • Thx Rob a wonderfull Christday and happy New year !

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.12.14 13:43:40 by hawk Reply

  • So I guess I’ll be closing my Sharksworld browser tab until 2015

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.12.14 14:37:08 by FireTheLooser Reply

    Assistant coach
  • Enjoy a well-deserved break Rob!

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.12.14 14:47:15 by Big Fish Reply
    Big FishAssistant coach
  • @Big Fish (Comment 9) : thanks Fish

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.12.14 15:13:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Shot Rob! be safe, catch you next year. And to the rest of the sharks fans, be safe and enjoy!

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.12.14 15:22:17 by coolfusion Reply

    coolfusionTeam captain
  • Thanks Rob and enjoy the break. Blessed Christmas to everyone!

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.12.14 15:43:19 by stevovo Reply
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  • Take care Rob and all our Bloggers, may you all stay safe and stay blessed, have a awesome Xmas and get spoilt and lastly may you new years resolutions all come true.

    Till we support again……..Au revoir

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.12.14 16:51:05 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Thanks for all the news this year, Rob. Much appreciated.
    I wish you and all the supporters on this site a most blessed Christmas and may you all be safe!

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.12.14 18:07:56 by [email protected] Reply

    DenCurrie Cup player
  • Thanks for another great year Rob, enjoy the holidays

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.12.14 08:11:32 by Ludz Reply

    LudzSuper Rugby player
  • Thanks Rob for everything this year.One last question,are the Sharks getting new jerseys for super rugby next year or is it going to be the same?enjoy the holidays and travel safe.

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.12.14 09:47:16 by Phil46 Reply

    Phil46Under 21 player
  • @Phil46 (Comment 16) : I don’t expect there to be a new jersey for next year.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.12.14 09:58:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • Enjoy the festive season all ya all

    @Phil46 (Comment 16) : Same jersey for SR 2015 but there might be a 125 year commemorative jersey before the CC starts.

    BLK is also working on a range of polos, tees, training vests, etc for next year

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.12.14 10:30:30 by Baylion Reply

    BaylionSuper Rugby player
  • Happy merry festive season to our fearless leader and his merry men! All I want for Christmas is a Super Rugby trophy in the Sharks cabinet :razz:

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.12.14 12:27:36 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 18) : Thanks for the info,appreciate it.

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.12.14 14:18:07 by Phil46 Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 18) : @robdylan (Comment 17) : I’m going to the Sharkcage!!! Going to shop untill I drop!!!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.12.14 15:18:32 by JD Reply
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  • i see weve signed jack wilson …

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.12.14 07:29:14 by byron Reply

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  • Cape Town – New Zealand-born wing Jack Wilson has joined the Sharks from English club Saracens ahead of next year’s Super Rugby competition.

    Saracens announced via their official website that Wilson will join the Sharks with immediate effect.

    The 25-year-old arrived in London in December 2012 and has scored six tries in 19 appearances for Saracens.

    Mark McCall, Saracens’ Director of Rugby, commented: “Jack has made an excellent impression, but he would like to return to the southern hemisphere and seize this opportunity in South Africa. Our policy is always to align the interests of the club with the interests of the player, and we will not stand in his way.”

    Wilson will join up with Saracens team-mate Mouritz Botha at the Sharks. South African-born Botha was signed by the Durban-based franchise earlier this month.

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.12.14 08:05:19 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Not sure I understand the need to sign another wing?

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.12.14 08:08:36 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 23) : Not sure how good he will be….but it is obvious that the SHarks are arming themselves for a serious rotation policy.

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.12.14 08:08:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 25) : Who knows boet, I do not really know this player.

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.12.14 08:25:15 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I see he’s a big lad. 187cm and 103kg’s. Interesting signing, I wonder what the motivation behind this signing is? We could probably have done with another lock/loose forward or fullback.

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.12.14 08:53:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Hi guys…I’m back after some time in the bush with 100 teenagers!
    In a thread a while ago there was some discussion about our outside backs. My views latch onto a few things that were said there:
    - if the first choice wings at the moment are Mvovo and Pietersen we don’t have too much concern there…
    - we also have a few other options there, though I do have to say, our depth at wing does strike me as a little thin if one or two long-term injuries strike!
    - I am backing SP to have a much better season this year…but fullback is a concern. If it is proving difficult to sign a quality fullback, I am happy for us to use Mvovo as our second fullback in the squad (second, as in purely the number – two fullbacks…as opposed to second in line behind SP…Mvovo may well develop into the first choice fullback!) and for us to sign another winger.
    So all in all, I am quite happy to hear about this signing!

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.12.14 09:14:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 27) : He used to be a loose forward…(played for Counties, and was converted to a wing – opposite to what we do in SA with big players…Pierre Spies, Daniel Adonga, André Esterhuizen :roll: )

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.12.14 10:25:19 by FireTheLooser Reply

    Assistant coach
  • @Big Fish (Comment 24) : This should ensure that Sithole specialises as outside centre, without the need to shift him to wing every so often.

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.12.14 10:27:08 by FireTheLooser Reply

    Assistant coach
  • Happy Christmas everyone!!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.12.14 09:32:48 by Morné Reply
    MornéTeam captain
  • @Morné (Comment 31) : same to you and your family.

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.12.14 10:58:16 by JD Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 30) : ja hope Sithole can now play 13.

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.12.14 11:01:07 by JD Reply
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  • Still being Jolly, Rob?

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.01.15 09:53:04 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 34) : haha…. no :(

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.01.15 10:04:30 by robdylan Reply
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