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SP Marais moving on


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 26 Oct 2015 at 10:53
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Sharks fullback SP Marais confirmed via Twitter on Friday that he will be moving on from Durban after nearly three years with the team.

Marais joined the side ahead of the 2013 Currie Cup campaign, on the back of a solid maiden Super Rugby season for the Kings. He did well in that competition, establishing himself as first-choice fullback in the side that won the title under caretaker coach Brenden Venter. Perhaps affected to a greater extent than others by the coaching merry-go-round that followed, SP struggled to maintain that consistency in the Super Rugby season that followed, with Jake White eventually losing patience and shifting Lwazi Mvovo to fullback instead. A frustrating 18 months followed for Marais, with injury curtailing his participation in both the Super Rugby and Currie Cup campaigns this year, after a relatively good 2014 Currie Cup.

Marais did not reveal his destination, but we have it on good authority that he’ll be returning to PE to play for the Kings in Super Rugby next season. In his tweets, he thanked the Sharks for the opportunity to represent them and all the fans for their support and I’d like to reciprocate by thanking SP for his contributions to the cause over the last 3 years. All the best for the future, SP.

Sarel Petrus Marais
Sharks appearances: 50 (Super Rugby 27, Currie Cup 23)
Sharks tries: 7 (Super Rugby 1, Currie Cup 6)
Sharks points: 46 (Super Rugby 10, Currie Cup 36)



304 Comments

  • All the best Sarel! Thanks for your service. He had his ups and downs, but all around I quite liked him. Wishing him all the best at the Kings.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.10.15 10:56:41 by Another Nick Reply
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  • With the signings of LeRoux and Pieterson that was always on the cards. I think he could have offered more at wing than fb but good luck to the guy. Wonder how Jaco Van Tonder is feeling…

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.10.15 10:57:51 by SheldonK Reply
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  • Good luck to him.thanks for your service see you in super rugby

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.10.15 11:00:22 by Poisy Reply
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  • I’m sad to see him go. I think we wasted him at 15 as he played his best rugby on the wing.

    All of the best for the future, SP!

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.10.15 11:01:37 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Good luck SP and best wishes for the future!!!!!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.10.15 11:15:36 by JD Reply
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  • Best news I have heard all decade. Thanks for your service and all that, but just not up to the consistent standards a top team needs from players.

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.10.15 11:21:09 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 6) : Bit harsh. He had injuries and the gameplan employed by Jake and Gary didn’t suit him.

    When he was allowed to roam and had the confidence of his coach he was a great player.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.10.15 11:29:32 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 7) : ja must agree a bit harsh. He seemed to lose confidence once JW arrived and just could not get back to the form that made the Sharks sign him. He’s a better player than he showed and I hope he gets back to his best where ever he goes. Real pity he’s leaving before showing us just how good he can play!

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.10.15 11:34:39 by JD Reply
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  • Best of luck SP!

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.10.15 11:37:11 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Thank you, SP!

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.10.15 11:40:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 6) : that wasn’t particularly classy.

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.10.15 11:49:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 7) :

    Agreed!

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.10.15 11:50:14 by Den Reply

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  • Cheers SP, I hope you can regain the form you previously had at the Kings. All the best.

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.10.15 11:51:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I’m sad to see him go because I’ve always liked him and also felt that he would get back to his best had he been given a chance to play his own game. Just like Lambie – he needs to be given the chance to play what he sees in front of him. Plum used to let him play his own game.
    Anyway – maybe things will improve from 1 November!

    All the best SP!

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.10.15 11:57:00 by Den Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    If one guy was going to break the mould and try be different, it was going to be him. Class-less even in the off-season..

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.10.15 12:01:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I still think with the right leadership and training say a sharks squad of 8 years ago, this kids game could have grown significantly. Still he did give us some very good games however infrequent. So time to move on. I hope he sorts his game out I liked him.

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.10.15 12:04:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : After being off for a year I’m sure Jaco is just glad to still have a job being young and unproven as he is.

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.10.15 12:07:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 17) : yeh look i think after his injury i think he will just be stoked to be fit again. Every guy has aspirations though im sure and im just not sure if he will fulfill those in Durban. I stll think he is a good player and probably should get more of a look in. I believe he can actually play 10…not sure bout that as ive always seen him at 15.

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.10.15 12:10:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 18) : Well if a gat like Ackerman can keep most if his guts happy via equitable rotation why can’t we? Much as I like Joe he is getting older and Willie is only a part time player.

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.10.15 12:15:45 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 19) : Guys not guts…

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.10.15 12:16:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 19) : Part time?

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.10.15 12:18:20 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 21) : Ja that’s what I call our Jap imports.

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.10.15 12:24:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So that’s is for rugby this year eh guys? Now just wait for Robs article 2015 a forgettable year in South African (and sharks) rugby history. Nice little recap of this year in rugga. I wish the sharks management would line up friendlies so our guys can get stuck into it with their new coaches right after the holidays.

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.10.15 12:36:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 19) : Yeh i havnt been that impressed with Pieterson to be honest. Im interested to see what kind of form LeRoux brings to Durban. Hav a feeling the Jap thing will be a big distraction to guys like him and even Marcel Coetzee

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.10.15 12:38:46 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Den (Comment 14) : SP only joined the Sharks after Plum had left….

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.10.15 12:39:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 19) : :lol: one morning muesli, then oats, then mielie pap, then fruit salad – rotation is important to keep the guts happy, and happy guts make happy coaches.

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.10.15 12:39:50 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 22) : Gotcha.

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.10.15 12:47:34 by Ben Reply
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  • All the best sp!

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.10.15 12:49:04 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • Any news re: new signings? Sharks brought jack wilson over from saracens,why not have a look at jim hamilton?ill-disciplined yes,but he is 2.03m 125kg.if rdp and mouneimne can manage to bring focused aggression into his game,could be worth a shot imo.

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.10.15 12:59:02 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • How long is Ruan Botha 2.05m ±117kg still contracted to wp?

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.10.15 13:03:51 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • Hamba kahle, SP! And good luck…

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.10.15 13:10:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 26) : Not like the sharks coach who has us all on junk food permanently.

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.10.15 13:13:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Thanks SP – I agree. Good player whom lost out with the coaching merry go round. Good luck

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.10.15 13:18:42 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 30) : How long is Ruan Botha? That’s a bit inappropriate to ask. Can’t see what that has to do with rugby. But I guess it makes sense when one looks at your nickname. :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.10.15 13:58:03 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 34) : Hey…some girls like the players only cause their cute. Some guys might like some players for some other attributes besides rugby skills. To each his own…

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.10.15 14:06:08 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 30) : 2.05 meters long….Is that a blessing or a curse?

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.10.15 14:07:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I have stated it before : SP Marais is CLASS !

    He is the only fullback in SA that reminds me of Juba !

    Sad what ‘happened’ with him at Sharks.

    All the BEST SP – I am looking forward to your growth as a player !

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.10.15 14:08:25 by The Brand Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 30) : I think some parentheses would have helped you avoid an award misinterpretation bud….

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.10.15 14:08:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 38) : Akward even….

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.10.15 14:08:52 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 34) : how long is ruan botha 2.05m ±117kg still contracted to wp?do you know?

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.10.15 14:22:51 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 34) : @coolfusion (Comment 36) : Thanks for making me laugh out loud. Just made my day.

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.10.15 14:23:09 by StevieS Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 38) : how long is ruan botha 2.05m ±117kg still contracted to wp?do you know?

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.10.15 14:23:48 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 40) : I think you’d better ask how tall he is :lol:

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.10.15 14:24:00 by StevieS Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 35) : how long is ruan botha 2.05m ±117kg still contracted to wp?do you know?

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.10.15 14:25:08 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @StevieS (Comment 43) : how long is ruan botha 2.05m ±117kg still contracted to wp?do you know?

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.10.15 14:26:16 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @StevieS (Comment 41) : how long is ruan botha 2.05m ±117kg still contracted to wp?do you know?

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.10.15 14:27:40 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @The Brand (Comment 37) : my mom used to also think I was perfect,embarrassed the shit out of me.

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.10.15 14:30:15 by The hound Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 46) : Adamant, aren’t you?

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.10.15 14:38:22 by Ben Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 40) :  : how long is ruan botha (2.05m ±117kg) still contracted to wp?do you know?

    Looks better, doesn’t it? And I honestly have no idea how long he is contracted to WP.

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.10.15 14:40:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 49) : @Ben (Comment 48) : now if you could fix your comment

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.10.15 14:42:54 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 48) : I think the question is How long is ruan botha, who is 2.05m and about 117kg, still contracted to WP for? But enjoyed the banter anyway.

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.10.15 14:43:04 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 51) : I know exactly what the question is. See comment 49. ;)

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.10.15 14:44:33 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 49) : I was trying to construct the sentence and include all the info. English is fun :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 26.10.15 14:44:40 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 52) : Hey I started typing got distracted and by the time I finished and posted your comment had come through.

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.10.15 14:46:13 by Hulk Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 50) : I fixed it, sir. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.10.15 14:47:43 by Ben Reply
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  • sorry, what’s the question? :)

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.10.15 14:49:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • very interesting question re Ruan Botha.

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.10.15 14:50:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 55) : well done!

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.10.15 14:50:01 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 58) : Thanks, your question distracted me. :)

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.10.15 14:51:18 by Ben Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 47) : Used to??? Her viewpoint evolved? ;-) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 60, posted at 26.10.15 14:52:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 53) : @Hulk (Comment 54) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 61, posted at 26.10.15 14:53:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 51) : I’m no grammar expert, but I am fairly certain you should not end a sentence with the word “for”. Some sort of funny English rule that like all others probably has more exceptions than anything. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 62, posted at 26.10.15 14:55:29 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : That question requires deep thought, very deep thought, perhaps Brendan Venter knows the answer. ;-) :grin:

  • Comment 63, posted at 26.10.15 14:56:33 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : Which form? :)

  • Comment 64, posted at 26.10.15 14:57:02 by Ben Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 47) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 60) : hahaha :twisted:

  • Comment 65, posted at 26.10.15 14:59:02 by JD Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 64) : :lol: None of the forms are correct. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 66, posted at 26.10.15 14:59:13 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 60) : nope she kept at it to her grave,
    ”You can lead but you can’t follow, that path is for your steps alone” finish it?

  • Comment 67, posted at 26.10.15 14:59:15 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 67) : Sorry my friend, but the actual lyrics are:

    There is a road, no simple highway
    Between the dawn and the dark of night
    And if you go no one may follow
    That path is for your steps alone

    You who choose to lead must follow
    But if you fall you fall alone
    If you should stand then who’s to guide you?
    If I knew the way I would take you home

  • Comment 68, posted at 26.10.15 15:03:29 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 62) : The sentence should read,
    How long is the, 2.05m and about 117kg,Ruan Botha,still under contract to WP?

  • Comment 69, posted at 26.10.15 15:04:30 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 67) : Ripple was the first song by the Grateful Dead I really liked, and led me into that long strange trip. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 26.10.15 15:06:09 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 69) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: thought so….. :lol:

  • Comment 71, posted at 26.10.15 15:06:45 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 66) : I didn’t ask which form is correct. :twisted:

  • Comment 72, posted at 26.10.15 15:07:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 68) : Rick Danko actually did the best version,I truly hope you know it,you seem to be a disciple of the prophet Garcia.

  • Comment 73, posted at 26.10.15 15:07:44 by The hound Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : have you perhaps heard something?or not in a position to divulge info?

  • Comment 74, posted at 26.10.15 15:08:20 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 69) : I still think it is a very good question that requires deep thought, very deep thought and perhaps only Brendan Venter can answer. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 75, posted at 26.10.15 15:08:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 74) : I hear lots of things…. but you are new here, so I’m going to err on the side of caution. You can always email me to introduce yourself, though.

  • Comment 76, posted at 26.10.15 15:10:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 75) : Three cheers for Ruan Botha

  • Comment 77, posted at 26.10.15 15:10:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 73) : An artist extaordinaire, but no prophet. ;-) And yes I have heard Rick Danko, I like it very much. The Grateful Dead did quite a few songs that were second best, performed better by some artist or another, Bobby McGee, El Paso, Mama Tried, etc…..Even Robert Hunter’s version of Friend of the Devil is better than the Dead’s version. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 78, posted at 26.10.15 15:13:11 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 77) : This whole discussion turned on a little magic by Ruan Botha….. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 79, posted at 26.10.15 15:14:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 73) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 78) : How old are you people? :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 80, posted at 26.10.15 15:14:55 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 80) : Older than Victor Mattfield.

  • Comment 81, posted at 26.10.15 15:17:01 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 81) : :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 82, posted at 26.10.15 15:17:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 81) : By a lot…..

  • Comment 83, posted at 26.10.15 15:18:16 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 80) : Old enough to be your uncle, now show some respect nephew. ;-)

  • Comment 84, posted at 26.10.15 15:19:00 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 84) : That doesn’t say much. My other uncle is only 5 years older than me. My mother was 15 when he was born. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 85, posted at 26.10.15 15:20:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Just saw the Sharks post on FB: Inny Radebe the top points scorer in the U21 comp. What a champ! Congrats Inny! :razz: Could this be the next Pat Lambie at the Sharks? Time will tell, but the signs look promising!

  • Comment 86, posted at 26.10.15 15:21:42 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 85) : I’m the oldest brother! :evil: :twisted:

  • Comment 87, posted at 26.10.15 15:22:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 86) : Pat Lambie is still with the Sharks. Why are we looking for the next one already? ;)

  • Comment 88, posted at 26.10.15 15:22:57 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 87) : I’ve gone too far. I apologize. :)

  • Comment 89, posted at 26.10.15 15:24:18 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 88) : So we can stuff him up by playing him in three different positions now instead of waiting. What were you thinking? :grin: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 90, posted at 26.10.15 15:24:41 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 89) : :razz: :lol:

  • Comment 91, posted at 26.10.15 15:25:28 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 90) : It’s all making sense now. We’ll played! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 92, posted at 26.10.15 15:25:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 92) : Auto-correct. I meant well played.

  • Comment 93, posted at 26.10.15 15:26:21 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 92) : We’ll make him so versatile, he will be the next Brent Russell instead of the next Pat Lambie! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 94, posted at 26.10.15 15:28:02 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 94) : I never understood that about Lambie, he is a very capable scrumhalf, and would excel at wing or 13, so why not use him in all the backline positions, it makes sense no? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 95, posted at 26.10.15 15:30:35 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 86) : glad they woke up. I reported that a week ago :)

  • Comment 96, posted at 26.10.15 15:32:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 95) : Talking of scrum halves,man of the match in the Currie Cup final,Ross Cronje.
    Lambie’s old scrum half at school and chased out of the province to make room for a host of suspect imports.
    Imagine if he and Pat had been kept together for the past three years,what a combination we would have.

  • Comment 97, posted at 26.10.15 15:36:22 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 97) : Not really. You seem to forget that they actually have a decent coaching team in Johannesburg.

  • Comment 98, posted at 26.10.15 15:38:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 94) : Great idea! :)

  • Comment 99, posted at 26.10.15 15:39:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 97) : Wasnt it Ross and Guy Cronje the 9/10 and Lambie at 15 at school? And wasnt Ruan Combrinck also is that side? Mark Richards too

  • Comment 100, posted at 26.10.15 15:39:40 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 98) : Yeas Swys deBruin ,oh we chased him out of the province as well.

  • Comment 101, posted at 26.10.15 15:40:33 by The hound Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 98) : Any coaching team that can turn Ross Cronje into a decent scrummy deserves a lot of praise. Kudos Lions!

  • Comment 102, posted at 26.10.15 15:41:29 by Ben Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 100) : Pat Cilliers and Michael Rhodes

  • Comment 103, posted at 26.10.15 15:41:45 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 103) : Interesting that only Lambie really made it in Durban. Others had to leave to excel

  • Comment 104, posted at 26.10.15 15:43:43 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 96) : :oops: I only saw it now #oops!

  • Comment 105, posted at 26.10.15 15:52:13 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 96) : Yes, but you’re a professional…oh wait a minute, that’s right, you actually only do this part time. :mrgreen: Larry is still deriving the benefits of your employment isn’t he? ;-)

  • Comment 106, posted at 26.10.15 15:55:49 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 104) : Lambie didn’t require any coaching….the others required coaching to excel! :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 107, posted at 26.10.15 15:57:16 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 86) :9. Claassens 10. Radebe 11. Esterhuizen 12. Lambie 13. Sithole 14. Jordaan 15. Willie le roux Subs:JPP Mvovo Reinach ?

  • Comment 108, posted at 26.10.15 16:08:40 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • Soooo…Ruan Botha would be a good buy…no matter what his length… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 109, posted at 26.10.15 16:10:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 108) : backline coach Stephen Larkham

  • Comment 110, posted at 26.10.15 16:12:10 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 109) : I think he is contracted to stormers till 2016. Not 100% on it but I read an article speculating that Eddie Jones wanted to buy Matfield and in there mentioned that he is looking forward to working with Etsebeth and Botha.

  • Comment 111, posted at 26.10.15 16:14:31 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 109) : And all I can say is guys who are that long make lineouts very uncomfortable for the other guys especially the lifters.

  • Comment 112, posted at 26.10.15 16:16:12 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Non-committal, ambiguous double entendre. …that’s three points right there.

  • Comment 113, posted at 26.10.15 16:18:46 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 106) : hehe “benefits”. But yes. :)

  • Comment 114, posted at 26.10.15 16:37:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Any idea when Smit is going to announce new players signed and additions to the coaching team? Our backline has looked clueless since 2012 SR. Let’s be bold and bring a solid backline or attack coach from NZ. #EverittandGoldmustfall.

  • Comment 115, posted at 26.10.15 19:20:46 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 115) : They just announced the addition of two new coaches, if those coaches don’t suit you that is fine, but why do you harp on about this when you know you are not going to get any more announcements about new coaches and we are not going to sign a NZ coach.

    As for new players signed, did you miss the announcement of the signing of two current Boks in Coenie Oosthuizen and Willie le Roux?

  • Comment 116, posted at 26.10.15 19:59:43 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 116) : did gold not mention more signings (players not coaching staff)will be made?(Press release with the confirmation of appointment of rdp and mouneimne).

  • Comment 117, posted at 26.10.15 20:11:44 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 115) : I’m eager to see what value a former scrumhalf of rdp’s calibre can add to reinach,claassens and ungerer’s passing game.quick,accurate,long scrumhalf pass could help the quality of backline play much.

  • Comment 118, posted at 26.10.15 20:19:24 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 110) : Wanna share that stuff ur smoking?

    Some heavy shit I bet :lol:

  • Comment 119, posted at 26.10.15 20:50:49 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 117) : yeah, from the various hints on this site sounds like hopefully at least one young lock. Did we ever sign Curwin Bosch?

  • Comment 120, posted at 26.10.15 20:52:05 by JR Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 118) : why on earth would you suggest the smartest tactical 10 in SA to go play 13? why why on earth would you bench a JPP and Mvovo who were superb at the WC? Jordaan is too short firstly and suspect under the high ball so FB?? pass that weed bru hahahaha :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 121, posted at 26.10.15 20:53:00 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Best possible backline for the Sharks next year, also takinginto account they all fit and in form!!!

    09 Reinach, 10 Lambie, 11 Mvovotjie, 12 Esterhuizen, 13 Jordaan, 14 JPP, 15 Le Roux

    Reserve backs: 21 Claasens, 22 Pietersen/Innocent, 23 Sbura

  • Comment 122, posted at 26.10.15 20:56:34 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • My reason for not putting innocent straight in? heck he has not played a single senior rugby game, there is a huge difference between under 21′s and SR.

    If we needed him we should have played him a few times in the CC as a reserve,

  • Comment 123, posted at 26.10.15 20:58:22 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @JR (Comment 120) : Curwin Bosch only 18 I think??

    I wish Michelak would come back to us for 1 more season as a backup to Lambie till Radebe is ready.

  • Comment 124, posted at 26.10.15 21:00:10 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • and of course maybe Robert Junior will come back with his dad coming to coach the sharks.

  • Comment 125, posted at 26.10.15 21:01:03 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @JR (Comment 120) : Eish JR we need to good TALL locks urgently lol

  • Comment 126, posted at 26.10.15 21:01:49 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 121) : @sharks_lover (Comment 122) : experimental backline to have lambie (at 12 and not 13),radebe,willie in the same line-up.power on the one wing in esterhuizen,and explosive runner on the other wing.sithole another explosive rrunner and more involved in play at 13.

  • Comment 127, posted at 26.10.15 21:07:19 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 127) : wanted 3 playmakers on the field

  • Comment 128, posted at 26.10.15 21:09:37 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @JR (Comment 120) : We did sign Curwin Bosch…

  • Comment 129, posted at 26.10.15 21:10:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 117) : Yup…it was John Smit who said, in that very press release, that more announcements will be made re: player recruitment…

  • Comment 130, posted at 26.10.15 21:11:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JR (Comment 120) : I’m not sure re curwin bosch.was rumoured to be 350k per year -if he did sign.

  • Comment 131, posted at 26.10.15 21:13:37 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 124) : only a junior yes, just never saw if the rumours were confirmed. Steyn, Lambie, du Toit and Marcel ? were all playing first team by 19 I think so if he’s as good as his rep, it might not be long before he cracks the side?

  • Comment 132, posted at 26.10.15 21:14:52 by JR Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 128) : I hear ya mate, Problem is Neither Esterhuizen or Sbura are playmakers, we have 3 in the team Jordaan, Lambie and Le Roux,

    Jordaan a little less as 13 takes you away from the decisions a bit.

  • Comment 133, posted at 26.10.15 21:17:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Le Roux also needs to work on his licking game, he was shocking this past weekend accept for his brilliance under the high ball.

  • Comment 134, posted at 26.10.15 21:18:25 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @JR (Comment 132) : brad barritt

  • Comment 135, posted at 26.10.15 21:18:30 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • Le Roux also needs to work on his licking game, he was shocking this past weekend accept for his brilliance under the high ball.

    @JR (Comment 132) : Lambie played CC first before SR so too the others.

  • Comment 136, posted at 26.10.15 21:19:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I am all for giving a youngster a chance, but I do not agree we throw a kid to the wolves either, just think back on how it hurt Gaffie’s career

  • Comment 137, posted at 26.10.15 21:20:47 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @JR (Comment 132) : If Innocent showed the same class Lambie did at a young age he would have been called up for CC.

  • Comment 138, posted at 26.10.15 21:21:40 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 136) : the others yes but I think Lambie played SR first. Anyway, I wasn’t suggesting he was the answer to all our problems – I’ve not seen him play – just wanted to know if we got him

  • Comment 139, posted at 26.10.15 21:22:23 by JR Reply

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  • If memory serves me the only Thomas Du Toit went straight from junior to playing SR, then again we know he is a freak of nature.

  • Comment 140, posted at 26.10.15 21:23:06 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @JR (Comment 139) : Yes boet we got him, he does come with a good reputation.

  • Comment 141, posted at 26.10.15 21:23:43 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @JR (Comment 132) : didn’t james o’connor play sr whilst still at school?not yet 18?and not a huge player either.

  • Comment 142, posted at 26.10.15 21:24:51 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @JR (Comment 139) : I think the 2 du Preez twins were also 19 and played a SR game or 2, also they freaks of nature lol

  • Comment 143, posted at 26.10.15 21:26:28 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 142) : James O Connor a super star mate, problem is his bad attitude has taken over.

  • Comment 144, posted at 26.10.15 21:27:42 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @JR (Comment 139) : debut at fullback in new zealand(vs highlanders?).

  • Comment 145, posted at 26.10.15 21:28:12 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 129) : Or maybe not…I thought I’d read the confirmation but don’t find it anywhere?

  • Comment 146, posted at 26.10.15 21:29:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 146) : No, Sharks have yet to confirm it. Not sure why, it’s a done deal

  • Comment 147, posted at 26.10.15 21:40:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 127) : and no Mvovo or JPP?!?!?!

  • Comment 148, posted at 26.10.15 22:57:58 by JD Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 136) : OK, so I had to read that again, you were talking about le Roux’s “licking” game and his brilliance under the “high balls”. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 149, posted at 27.10.15 04:01:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 147) : Thanks…

  • Comment 150, posted at 27.10.15 06:36:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • One of Ruan Botha or Jean Kleyn must be on our radar. With PSDT signing with WP, I can’t think that both these guys would stick around to play VC for WP, while the could be starting at the Sharks. Jean is 2.02 and 110.

  • Comment 151, posted at 27.10.15 07:35:58 by Letgo Reply
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  • I’m still a little upset that we lost both Jandre and Peet Marais. I thought they could have become great players at the Sharks given more opportunities.

  • Comment 152, posted at 27.10.15 07:37:36 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 149) : Some of these guys are really tall….

  • Comment 153, posted at 27.10.15 07:46:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 149) : Or long….

  • Comment 154, posted at 27.10.15 07:46:50 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Lions Locks
    JP du Preez
    Age 20
    Height: 2.09 m
    Weight: 115 kg

    Lourens Erasmus
    Age: 22
    Height: 2.00 m
    Weight: 115 kg

    Wouldn’t mind picking either of them up.

  • Comment 155, posted at 27.10.15 07:48:33 by Letgo Reply
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  • I think the Bulls might keep him, but Grant Hattingh hasn’t been the same player since joining the Bulls during 2013 season. He’s still only 25 so if his contract is up he is another lock we might want to look into.

    Age: 25
    Height: 2.01 m
    Weight: 107 kg

  • Comment 156, posted at 27.10.15 07:55:17 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 151) : I’d like to see an experienced lock in the squad too,with fire in his belly.someone like jim hamilton.your thoughts?

  • Comment 157, posted at 27.10.15 07:58:55 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 151) : tighhead props at wp: malherbe ,oli kebble ,vincent koch(?), wilco louw.
    Louw is 21 (1994)and 1.85 ±133kg.he will be 4th in the pecking order if koch returns to the stormers for superrugby.

  • Comment 158, posted at 27.10.15 08:03:05 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • If we don’t get anyone else at lock, I wouldn’t mind seeing Johan du Toit and Hyron Andrews given a run at some point.

    If Lewies can only stay injury free for a season, he can combine with Oosthuizen, J Potgieter.

  • Comment 159, posted at 27.10.15 08:03:08 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 159) : johan du toit is 1.94m/1.95m

  • Comment 160, posted at 27.10.15 08:04:22 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 156) : hyron andrews is 2.02m 104kg

  • Comment 161, posted at 27.10.15 08:06:30 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 157) :

    I feel like Jacques Potgieter and Marco Wentzel could fulfill that role. I want the young guys to be given the opportunity to step up next year.

  • Comment 162, posted at 27.10.15 08:10:22 by Letgo Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 158) :

    We do need a good tighthead prop. We now only have Adriaanse as a specialist. Thomas wants to make the step up, but he’ll need someone to guide him and mentor him.

    We also still need, I feel, a strong contender for a Super Rugby hooker.

    I think the Lions might be holding on to him, but Melcolm Marx is on my wishlist.

  • Comment 163, posted at 27.10.15 08:13:44 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 162) : can’t see wentzel physically dominating too many locks in superrugby.
    Potgieter and a Hamilton at 4 with Lewies and Wentzel (or Ruan Botha) as options at 5?

  • Comment 164, posted at 27.10.15 08:15:11 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 163) : wilco louw is also a youngster at 21 but has represented the baby boks (as has mzamo majola).

  • Comment 165, posted at 27.10.15 08:19:03 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 164) :

    I’d play Wentzel with one of our bigger young locks. Eittiene Oostuizen still has a lot of potential as a 4 lock. And play Lewies with Potgieter. Those are basically the locks we’re working with if we’re not getting anyone in from outside. If you’re going to give a JdT, or Hyron a run of the bench, you’ll need Wentzel’s experience at line-out time.

  • Comment 166, posted at 27.10.15 08:20:05 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 163) : someone mentioned coenie as an option at hooker.interesting thought.

  • Comment 167, posted at 27.10.15 08:22:29 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 166) : my thoughts too (an experienced hand to guide the youngsters),but I would like for him to also be able to look-out for the youngster (physically impose him on the opponents).we need an enforcer in the pack.

  • Comment 168, posted at 27.10.15 08:25:38 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 158) : Kebble is a loosehead, isn’t he? So the tighthead pecking order at the Stormers is Malherbe, Koch, Louw…

  • Comment 169, posted at 27.10.15 08:26:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 166) : true,we have to work with who we have.botha (ruan not bakkies,though who knows..) and hamilton would be my 2 picks to bring in .

  • Comment 170, posted at 27.10.15 08:29:16 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 169) : yes,you are correct

  • Comment 171, posted at 27.10.15 08:32:54 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 169) :not too many mins of superrugby game time if you are going to be stuck behind koch and malherbe,I would think.

  • Comment 172, posted at 27.10.15 08:34:26 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 169) : is koch returning to stormers for 2016 season?

  • Comment 173, posted at 27.10.15 08:35:24 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 165) :

    I liked what I saw of Majola, the little I did see during CC, but aside from Adriaanse and coenie (who I think the Sharks may use here), we are very thin on experience in this area.

    I’d also love to see a Rob du Preeze, who can cover 10/12 in the backline, be lured back to play for us. Our centers in general don’t inspire much confidence to me.

    There’s also a few guys that I’d love to see coming into the squad to add to the experience and depth …. wouldn’t mind getting a guy like Marcello Boch. :smile:

  • Comment 174, posted at 27.10.15 08:38:24 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 174) : yes,one must not start adding 10,12,20 new names to the squad (which can happen if you start mentioning lack of depth and/or quality,perceived or rightly so).
    10.Lambie 12. Rdp ,jr 13. Sithole ?

  • Comment 175, posted at 27.10.15 08:42:31 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 174) : At the moment i dont have much faith in either Adriaanse or Coenie as neither have been fully fit and firing for ages.
    I cant see WP letting Rob Dupreez go anywhere as then they will only have Coleman.
    Marcello Bosch is a key man for Saracens too…and ya earning Pounds haha.
    If looking at backline guys i think guys like Stefan Watermeyer or Francois Venter come to mind. Id want Speckman but i believe he is already heading to WP.
    In terms of forwardsi cant really think of anyone of quality that would leave where they are and come to the Sharks now..well not off the top of my head. Perhaps we could try a Fijian or 3? Anyone earning Pounds/Euros unlikely to come

  • Comment 176, posted at 27.10.15 08:44:24 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 174) :but okay,let’s bring in herrera at tighthead prop! :D

  • Comment 177, posted at 27.10.15 08:44:51 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 176) : you mentioned talk of coenie at hooker.any news?

  • Comment 178, posted at 27.10.15 08:48:13 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • Instead of trying to raid the usual big union larders, why not go next door and sign-up a few of those u/19 Currie Cup champs at our coastal cousins, the EP Kings. They’re struggling to pay senior salaries so I’m sure a few of the youngsters would be open to the idea of a consistent pay cheque?

    (EDIT: Please don’t kill me in my sleep Pierre)

  • Comment 179, posted at 27.10.15 08:50:47 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 178) : I know he was once considered there but nothing came of it as he got injured. With his neck problems it could be a solution but i think its more a possibility than a probability.

  • Comment 180, posted at 27.10.15 08:54:06 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 176) : ew viljoen and daniel du plessis at wp?

  • Comment 181, posted at 27.10.15 08:54:27 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 179) : They def played well in that u19 final. I wouldnt mind grabbing a couple of their senior guys too…not many just a couple

  • Comment 182, posted at 27.10.15 08:54:58 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 181) : EW Viljoen was a fantastic school player but hasnt impressed me at all after that. Think he is still living on his school reputation. Dan Duplessis is a useful player but untested at senior level so jury still out.

  • Comment 183, posted at 27.10.15 08:57:08 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 181) : would like to see how marius louw goes next season.him at 12 and esterhuizen to the wing?

  • Comment 184, posted at 27.10.15 08:58:14 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 183) : don’t know how much game time daniel dup will get playing behind de allende.but I would back marius louw to make the step-up for the sharks.

  • Comment 185, posted at 27.10.15 09:02:16 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 185) : Yeh i def wouldnt mind having a look a Marius Louw and also possibly a couple of the club guys to try push for a place. No Sharks coach since Dick Muir has really given the club guys any incentive to perform

  • Comment 186, posted at 27.10.15 09:32:59 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 166) : “Eittiene Oostuizen still has a lot of potential as a 4 lock.”

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 187, posted at 27.10.15 09:34:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 186) : my main concern is with the forwards (and more specifically,the tight five).this is where the focus for outside recruitment should be imo.

  • Comment 188, posted at 27.10.15 09:49:22 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 116) : Writing with such authority when you have limited information. John Smit when he made the announcement of the 2 coaches said he will make more announcements regarding more players. There has also been talks of an attack coach at the Sharks or are you saying that Robert has been brought in as an attack coach? I for one have no confidence in Everitt as a backline coach and would rather have a proper backline coach as opposed to an attack coach. #EverittandGoldmustfall.

  • Comment 189, posted at 27.10.15 09:51:24 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 186) : claassens,pietersen and willie le roux means we have made 3 signings in the backline (with superrugby experience).
    Coenie and Potgieter the new signings in the forwards (with superrugby experience).

  • Comment 190, posted at 27.10.15 09:52:17 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 176) : Where did you hear about Speckman? I know they said the Pumas lost about 90% of their team, but where are they all going to?

    I saw Uzair Cassiem and another guy are going to Griquas.

  • Comment 191, posted at 27.10.15 09:55:14 by StevieS Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 189) : Robert has been brought in as an attack coach.

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  • @StevieS (Comment 191) : Speckmann is going to the Cape, but not to play for WP. Sevens at the Olympics means lots of people are going to be concentrating solely on that code in 2016.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 192) : Thanks Rob.

  • Comment 194, posted at 27.10.15 10:12:29 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Is koch going to the stormers?or will the lions have first option on him?

  • Comment 195, posted at 27.10.15 10:18:37 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 195) : Stormers, is my understanding.

  • Comment 196, posted at 27.10.15 10:24:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 193) : I had a feeling it was that…just saw him saying he is off to the cape so i assumed WP.

  • Comment 197, posted at 27.10.15 10:25:34 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : I am happy that at least one of the players who is not good enough for a top side is leaving. I don’t know him personally so there is nothing personal about what I said. Maybe a bit blunt but I don’t feel bad about it. If I knew him personally then I’d say a more personal good bye.

    P.S. There are a few other very average players that I hope leave with him.

  • Comment 198, posted at 27.10.15 10:26:04 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 188) : Forwards in terms of the tight 5 is def an area on concern. We have Beast, Thomas DuToit, Potgieter (if plays lock), Lewies (if ever fit) that are the only guys that have shown quality. The rest barely hang on. And i cant see anyone to grab within in SA. And outside SA becomes tricky due to our wonderful Rand

  • Comment 199, posted at 27.10.15 10:28:59 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 199) : We should be looking for props,hookers and locks in Argentina,they are currently producing the best in the world,as well as scrum coaches.

  • Comment 200, posted at 27.10.15 10:38:28 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 200) : I tend to agree. Just not sure how many of their quality play overseas already? I like the look of their reserve hooker and their locks (even though they a bit hot headed). But we def need to shore up our tight 5 cos if we cant win those exchanges it doesnt matter who we play from 10 onwards

  • Comment 201, posted at 27.10.15 10:49:45 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 201) : Most of their quality players are already in France,but there is a strong historical connection with Natal. Izak van Heerden,who most people regard as the father of Natal rugby .is also the man credited with making Argentina a rugby power.
    More recently a wonderful Argentine hooker Menedez plied his trade the Sharks.
    I am sure he could be persuaded to scout out a few prospects for us.

  • Comment 202, posted at 27.10.15 10:57:32 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 200) : and georgia.

  • Comment 203, posted at 27.10.15 11:01:47 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 196) : thanks.

  • Comment 204, posted at 27.10.15 11:05:28 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 202) : kzn is sa’s most populous province.props and hookers don’t need to be 2m plus.

  • Comment 205, posted at 27.10.15 11:08:55 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 202) : Yeh im fully aware of the ties between SA and Arg but i just wonder how strong that link is currently. With them also entering Super rugby it does complicate things. What would be interesting is if the French wake up and decide that the number of foreigners in their league is killing their national side and thus limit the number of foreigners…there may be some good quality up for grabs.

  • Comment 206, posted at 27.10.15 11:11:02 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 199) : coenie too (two?).

  • Comment 207, posted at 27.10.15 11:14:08 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 206) : I was at the test last year and managed to talk to a few their legendary side who had come over for the game.Their respect for Natal and the Sharks is immense.If our academy was operating properly we should have four or five 18 year old Argies under development for the Sharks.

  • Comment 208, posted at 27.10.15 11:16:26 by The hound Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 207) : Coenie is def not someone i rate at the moment. Hasnt been able to keep himself fit for more than a month in recent years and his form shows it. Needs to get fit and play often

  • Comment 209, posted at 27.10.15 11:18:48 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 206) : though most of the current contracts will have to be honoured I suppose if such a decision is made.and will sa be a better option than say,australia?
    The argies lack breakdown skills imo.imagine their teams when the players learn those skills _and tricks?

  • Comment 210, posted at 27.10.15 11:19:05 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 208) : yeh i saw the way their legend side supported them in the test in Durban this year, great passion. The Varsity Cup has overshadowed most Unions academies and thats where teams like the Lions, Bulls, WP etc groom their youngsters

  • Comment 211, posted at 27.10.15 11:20:10 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 209) : maybe rdp and mouneimne can help .

  • Comment 212, posted at 27.10.15 11:21:32 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 210) : Its a funny thing how contract terms can be varied if sits both parties. No team will want to keep 30 foreigners if they can only play 5 a week for example.

  • Comment 213, posted at 27.10.15 11:21:58 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 212) : Mayb to a small extent, its up the player what he eats and how hard he works though.

  • Comment 214, posted at 27.10.15 11:22:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 213) : would look to negotiate a deal with saracens for the services of jim hamilton.won’t be easily bullied.must only learn to stay within the laws of the game.and long-term for ruan botha.

  • Comment 215, posted at 27.10.15 11:32:43 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 215) : i think Jim Hamilton is almost Matfield’s age..def wouldnt bother. Would rather look to the Varsity Cups sides etc and recruit from there.

  • Comment 216, posted at 27.10.15 11:35:42 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 216) : born november 1982

  • Comment 217, posted at 27.10.15 11:41:26 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 216) : don’t want to see a sharks pack being bullied.

  • Comment 218, posted at 27.10.15 11:43:28 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 217) : ok so 34 next year…at most we have him for a year if for some reason he wants to give up pounds for rands. @50shadesofshark (Comment 218) : I also think we need a stronger tight 5, but Hamilton isnt the answer just like Mouritz Botha wasnt. Its very hard to see us realistically get anyone from the Northern Hemisphere. Id prefer to sign local guys as well…and by local i mean in SA.

  • Comment 219, posted at 27.10.15 11:48:45 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 220) : will just be 33 in november,still “only” 32 :p

  • Comment 220, posted at 27.10.15 11:52:00 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 220) : don’t believe the sharks should limit themselves to “local players only” -policy.or even local coaches only.

  • Comment 221, posted at 27.10.15 11:55:01 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 221) : The value of the Rand dictates that only local is really viable otherwise u paying a lot for a little.
    Players that are settled at other Unions will also not be too keen to leave until they see some stability at the Sharks.

  • Comment 222, posted at 27.10.15 12:03:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 220) : yes,no long-term solution,.just thinking of a player who can bring some fire to the pack at lock.

  • Comment 223, posted at 27.10.15 12:04:40 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 223) : I think we need guys like Jacques Potgieter, Giant Mtyanda and Renaldo Bothma to fill that number 4 role. Lewies needs to get his ass fit and him, Wentzel and McDuling can play 5 with even a look at Hyron Andrews.

  • Comment 224, posted at 27.10.15 12:06:39 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 223) : true,financial situation dictates who the sharks can buy.

  • Comment 225, posted at 27.10.15 12:06:45 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 225) : completely forgot about giant.
    The options at 5 behind lewies,I’m not so sure about.wentzel had quite a workload this past season.

  • Comment 226, posted at 27.10.15 12:11:53 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 225) : Not just the Sharks but pretty much all SA sides. Yes WP signed Eddie Jones…but no other Union has many if any foreigners involved in coaching or playing

  • Comment 227, posted at 27.10.15 12:12:44 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 228) : we need to ensure the sharks squad is the fittest out there .fitness is integral to success.it is a non-negotiable.

  • Comment 228, posted at 27.10.15 12:15:55 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 173) : Yup…and that does probably mean not much game time for Louw…

  • Comment 229, posted at 27.10.15 12:26:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Such a lot of expectations on Lewies on this site,does anyone know if he is match fit and the extent of his contractual obligations

  • Comment 230, posted at 27.10.15 12:28:50 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 230) : I think he’s got a couple of years left on his contract. Less sure about the state of fitness.

  • Comment 231, posted at 27.10.15 12:29:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 231) : Thanks I hope they look after that boy properly and don’t race him back too soon,and I hope he reciprocates.
    As an aside I think deJaager was rushed back too soon and is injured again,very surprised to see him play on Friday.Meyer should have had more faith in PSDT and given de Jaager last week off and we might still have been in the cup.

  • Comment 232, posted at 27.10.15 12:39:22 by The hound Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 231) : I really hope the Sharks get this spontaneous-chronic-injury phenomena that seems to hit some of our most promising players nipped in the bud next season. I suspect changing our gameplan to place less of a premium on running into large heavy things and getting our conditioning right will go far.

  • Comment 233, posted at 27.10.15 12:56:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 208) : I was only half listening but I think that they said on a rugby show last night that in future only players based in Argentina will be eligible for national call ups.

  • Comment 234, posted at 27.10.15 13:16:18 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Did anyone watch the Bdivision final between SWD and the Leopards. I only saw the 1st half but it was noticeable how the SWD pack destroyed the Leopards pack (I was expecting it the other way around). Maybe we could have a look at the lower divisions as there may be a gem or two there that can be bought. (alternatively we could try and convince their scrum coach to come on board – I think it is Anton Leonard)

  • Comment 235, posted at 27.10.15 13:22:27 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 235) : does make sense.argentine economy not so stable,right?international calls might be expensive.national calls should be cheaper..then again,could use twitter/facebook/email to let them know .

  • Comment 236, posted at 27.10.15 13:24:45 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 236) : durban-born.

  • Comment 237, posted at 27.10.15 13:26:04 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 230) : I’d have a serious look at getting him to join the sharks superrugby squad ,then.

  • Comment 238, posted at 27.10.15 13:29:04 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 236) : :lol:

  • Comment 239, posted at 27.10.15 13:29:20 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 238) : Who, Anton Leonard? Hmmmmm.

  • Comment 240, posted at 27.10.15 13:29:59 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 241) : yes

  • Comment 241, posted at 27.10.15 13:34:13 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 233) : @The hound (Comment 231) : @The hound (Comment 231) : can wentzel carry the same workload in 2016 (superrugby)as was required of him in 2015?

  • Comment 242, posted at 27.10.15 13:38:50 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 242) : You’re posting faster than the good Pastor on game day :cool:

  • Comment 243, posted at 27.10.15 13:41:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 225) : don’t know about using renaldo bothma at 4.rather leave him with the loosies.know plumtree tried it with deysel and alberts.

  • Comment 244, posted at 27.10.15 13:42:27 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 244) : :D

  • Comment 245, posted at 27.10.15 13:45:32 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 242) : No,No ,No,
    your triple challenge has shades of Sheldon Cooper knocking on the door to it

  • Comment 246, posted at 27.10.15 13:47:35 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 246) : Interested why u say not Bothma at 4? Didnt u put forward the idea of Dan Dupreez at 4?

  • Comment 247, posted at 27.10.15 13:55:02 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 247) : :D :D had to ask google who is sheldon cooper?big bang theory!thought it was an artist and song

  • Comment 248, posted at 27.10.15 13:56:01 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 248) : no .dan du preez is 1.96 112kg.ronaldo bothma is 1.90m.how long is his arms?

  • Comment 249, posted at 27.10.15 13:57:44 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 248) : I’ve been putting jim hamilton’s name on the table :D
    And ruan botha.options at lock outside of the current squad.

  • Comment 250, posted at 27.10.15 14:00:12 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 249) : Jumping at the front of a lineout is about speed and strength not neccessarily height. And you wouldnt throw every lineout to him. He would add value at scrum time and general play. So for 6cm i dont see the issue.

  • Comment 251, posted at 27.10.15 14:01:01 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 250) : Jim Hamilton is a def no go for me. Cant see WP letting Ruan Botha go…you need 4 good locks in your squad.

  • Comment 252, posted at 27.10.15 14:02:45 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 248) : potgieter is 1.94m.as is jean-luc du preez.

  • Comment 253, posted at 27.10.15 14:03:43 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 251) : Renaldo Bothma is shorter than Bismarck,Dan du Preez played lock for three years for Natal Schools and two years for S.A schools.

  • Comment 254, posted at 27.10.15 14:03:53 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 254) : I really didnt think Bothma was that short. I understand the Dan thing, i wuldnt have an issue with him playing there. I just like the idea of the Dupreez x 2 plus Coetzee as the loose trio.

  • Comment 255, posted at 27.10.15 14:07:45 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 252) : but we do lose the ability to compete/disrupt the opponent’s line-out (even if only at 2 and it is the easiest ball to win-they say).but there is a bit of a ripple effect if you only have one jumper who can compete in your line-out.

  • Comment 256, posted at 27.10.15 14:08:18 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 257) : ok you could play dup x2 one at the front and one at the back on opponent’s line-out.

  • Comment 257, posted at 27.10.15 14:10:11 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 242) : I don’t think he can…and though he did try gamely in 2015 I still see him as way too weak a scrummager to even want him to play as much in 2016…

  • Comment 258, posted at 27.10.15 14:12:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 256) : Again i think its speed at the front of the lineout more than height but yes you dont want a dwarf. If in my silly example you have Bothma and Wenztel with Dupreez x 2 and Coetzee as your locks and loosies that gives you 4/5 jumpers. Giant Mtyanda is taller than Bothma but i know who would be quicker getting into the air between them.

  • Comment 259, posted at 27.10.15 14:13:09 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 255) : Would Bothma have the scrumming strength? I’ve never really been a fan of loosies as locks…Alberts was the most successful at it…and Potgieter is also good there…otherwise most other experiments in that direction have just weakened the tight 5 too much…

  • Comment 260, posted at 27.10.15 14:18:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 260) : yes,bothma would be quicker off the ground but he should still arrive a couple of seconds after giant has caught the ball.
    Your idea does have merit imo.but why not try and get an imposing line-out jumper(s) rather than a shuffle here and a bit of trickery there?I’m all for innovative line-out play,but the sharks should look to compete at the line-out.

  • Comment 261, posted at 27.10.15 14:18:23 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 259) : Ai, but I reckon Bothma and Wentzel as a combo would compound our scrumming woes…

  • Comment 262, posted at 27.10.15 14:20:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • By the way…Sarel Marais… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 263, posted at 27.10.15 14:21:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • All the locks mentioned by letgo earlier this morning did have height but lacked weight (I’m thinking scrummaging lock at 4).to help the sharks scrum.

  • Comment 264, posted at 27.10.15 14:23:42 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 262) : look i cant say how good a scrummager Bothma is…who knows with any loosie. Im just making an assumption based on his size and strength. Potgieter would be my first choice at 4 with Lewies (if ever fit) at 5. Reason i say Bothma at 4 is that we want the Sharks to play more enterprising rugby, well Bothma then more fits the bash and clean role of a lock than a ball playing loosie. or do we want our loosies just to bash?

  • Comment 265, posted at 27.10.15 14:23:48 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 259) : That was Meyer’s problem he chose three big swamp donkeys in Vermullen ,Louw and Burger none of whom could get off the ground ,and then something happened to Ethebeth because up till the AB game he hadn’t taken one ball in the whole tournament.
    All the pressure on deJaager who eventually broke down,Meyer hadn’t given PSDT any live,line out time the whole competition and had to pull on Mattfield who immediately let the scrumming down and we started to go backwards.
    AB’s compliment Retalick and Whitlock with Reid who is an excellent jumper,so they had three world class line out men who could all more than hold their own in the scum,against our one jumper.

  • Comment 266, posted at 27.10.15 14:26:33 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 266) :quick clean-outs at the ruck,a scrumhalf who gets clean ball to play with,a quick good pass to a backline in position for what they want to do -and know what it is they want to do-,can make for exciting rugby.

  • Comment 267, posted at 27.10.15 14:32:26 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 266) : I just wonder if Etzebeth’s ankle issues is the reason he didnt take more ball as he used to be our banker much like Bakkies was at the front. I just feel in the modern game speed and handling is key so big bulky loosies like Alberts, Potgieter, Bothma etc are really more in the mould of a lock as opposed to a loose forward where you need speed and skill. I look at the Wallabies effectively playing 3 ‘open siders’ in Pocock, Hooper and Fardy and cant help but think thats where teams are heading going forward

  • Comment 268, posted at 27.10.15 14:32:51 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 267) : Whilst i do agree, all you have mentioned is the first phase. What happens when the backs create a breakdown etc…do we have the forwards quick enough to get up off the floor from the first breakdown to secure the ball at the second or at the very leas provide an option should the backs be able to secure the ball. And then quick, nippy backs are great but if you have a guy like Cheslin Kolbe trying to secure the ball against a guy like Esterhuizen i know who is getting that ball.

  • Comment 269, posted at 27.10.15 14:36:01 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 269) : exactly. should we not try and improve fitness and breakdown skills of the loosies ?

  • Comment 270, posted at 27.10.15 14:40:43 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 270) : see my comment re: fitness as being non-negotiable .

  • Comment 271, posted at 27.10.15 14:42:04 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 270) : @50shadesofshark (Comment 271) : Yes fitness and conditioning are important and should be worked on. But transforming a player from a crash and bash to more of a ball player takes time. And if you already have ball players would the time not be better spent enhancing them further and rather employing your big bashers elsewhere where possible. Remember the time constraints, especially for guys that play in Japan

  • Comment 272, posted at 27.10.15 14:45:42 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 273) :when is potgieter joining the squad?coetzee is in japan (and deysel?).

  • Comment 273, posted at 27.10.15 14:48:43 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 273) : Potgieter, Coetzee, Deysel, LeRoux, Bothma, JP Piterson all in Japan i believe. Will join just before or after start of super rugby.

  • Comment 274, posted at 27.10.15 14:50:27 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 273) : let’s get andries bekker.he has the height and was an effective runner with the ball.

  • Comment 275, posted at 27.10.15 14:51:25 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 275) : He wouldnt come back for the Boks so very very unlikely he would for the Sharks…

  • Comment 276, posted at 27.10.15 14:53:23 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 275) : potgieter,coetzee,deysel and bothma are our japan-based forwards then.

  • Comment 277, posted at 27.10.15 14:53:43 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 277) : let’s get jim hamilton,then! :D
    Which of the loosies would you say are mere bashers?bothma,potgieter,right?coetzee and deysel?

  • Comment 278, posted at 27.10.15 14:58:14 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 278) : Not sure why u think Hamilton would swap Pounds for Rands with the Sharks. Potgieter (although improved), Bothma , Deysel are your basher type loosies. Coetzee to an extent but i have seen him changing his game and he is quicker than the others. @50shadesofshark (Comment 279) : Tighthead and hooker def an issue but cant see us signing any more hookers. Those guys we have will have to step up

  • Comment 279, posted at 27.10.15 15:06:28 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Wow! All these crazy debates about changing through bread loose forwards into locks. The only player I would consider moving to lock is Jean Luc Du Preez. The rest no. John Smit must go get us locks, a hooker, a tighthead and a number 12 centre and a backline coach. He must do his job. Finish and Klaar. #EverittandGoldmustfall.

  • Comment 280, posted at 27.10.15 15:17:33 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 281) : well,he does seem to lose his mind every now and again :D :p

  • Comment 281, posted at 27.10.15 15:22:31 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 280) : That thinking is a bit narrow minded but it is your opinion. It will just cost a lot of Rands…and time

  • Comment 282, posted at 27.10.15 15:23:21 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 282) : I think they are trying their best to see who is available.they obviously know the squad needs strenghtening and gold said there will be.if it will excite (in a positive way,and not:let’s burn down kp”-way)the fans (majority,anyway): don’t know.will it cover every position of concern?don’t know that either.

  • Comment 283, posted at 27.10.15 15:29:20 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 280) : So which available tighthead is better than Coenie, Adriaanse, or Engelbrecht? Hooker I agree we badly need a hooker or three, and a couple of locks, although with Giant, Lewies, Wentzel, Oosthuizen, and either Dan du Preez or Potgieter covering, we are pretty solid for SuperRugby assuming all stay healthy (which is a big if). As for 12, I would just as soon back Esterhuizen and Heimar for this SuperRugby. Like tighthead, show me a better available 12 and I am all for it.

  • Comment 284, posted at 27.10.15 19:04:27 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Anyone please give me robs email,thank you

  • Comment 285, posted at 27.10.15 20:23:21 by Poisy Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 268) : I get your point…though: Fardy is many good things, but an “open sider” he is not! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 286, posted at 27.10.15 20:45:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 280) : I find myself agreeing with you… :lol:

  • Comment 287, posted at 27.10.15 20:49:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 285) : did anyone?

  • Comment 288, posted at 27.10.15 21:36:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 288) : nope . Please send it

  • Comment 289, posted at 27.10.15 22:57:05 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 289) : [email protected] will always find me

  • Comment 290, posted at 28.10.15 00:04:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 179) : I said this a while ago. Also Namibia could be a good fishing ground and maybe even Argentina for experienced guys. Europe constantly getting guys from there and I’m sure our currency doesn’t fare too poorly against theirs.

  • Comment 291, posted at 28.10.15 06:42:35 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 286) : Fardy has fulfilled that ‘open sider’ role for the Brumbies before. I use the term loosely as basically all their loose forwards play towards the ball but also do carry it if required. Very much a hybrid type of player. The Oz tight 5 scrum, ruck and carry…nothing too flashy. Thats left to their quick and skillfull loose trio.

  • Comment 292, posted at 28.10.15 08:29:31 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 291) : With an Argie team now in Super rugby and only those players eligible for their National side i think we may struggle to get from there. Namibia a possible option but cant see that much talent from there. Perhaps a wider view and guys in the USA perhaps?

  • Comment 293, posted at 28.10.15 08:52:53 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Jean de Villiers off to Leicester Tigers on a 6-month contract.

  • Comment 294, posted at 28.10.15 09:10:31 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 294) : Why hes not retiring at the Sharks is beyond me….

  • Comment 295, posted at 28.10.15 09:40:30 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 295) : Leicester clearly need someone to carry water bottles or something..why else sign an injured guy for 6months? I guess he will play a few games depending on their injuries.

  • Comment 296, posted at 28.10.15 09:44:11 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 295) : He’s still too young.

  • Comment 297, posted at 28.10.15 09:51:24 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 297) : :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 298, posted at 28.10.15 10:11:14 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 297) : :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 299, posted at 28.10.15 11:58:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 183) : He played pretty well in the u/21 final. scored a good try too.

  • Comment 300, posted at 28.10.15 13:50:18 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @StevieS (Comment 191) : Jason Colin-Fraser is the other. He has been playing well.

  • Comment 301, posted at 28.10.15 13:52:06 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 232) : I can’t see the logic behind your assertion that Lood was rushed back to soon. In all the matches, bar maybe the semi vs. the AB’s he was the standout bok player. How does that equate to him being rushed back too soon?
    He picked up an ankle injury, whereas the injury he came back from was an elbow??

  • Comment 302, posted at 28.10.15 13:58:20 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 300) : yeh i see he is being played a lot at 13 of late. I think he just needs to settle after being a ‘superstar’ of sorts at school and then coming back down to earth a bit afterwards. Def lots of talent. There was also that Affies centre from a couple year ago..cant remember his name offhand (think its Jurie Linde)but he was real quality at school.

  • Comment 303, posted at 28.10.15 14:12:40 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 305) : @KingCheetah (Comment 302) : he might get more game time at the sharks playing outside centre.also option at fullback.
    would like to see sithole have a run at 13 again.

  • Comment 304, posted at 28.10.15 14:25:53 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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