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Cobus’s season is over


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 3 May 2016 at 16:29
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The Sharks have released a full injury report, including the unfortunate news that Cobus Reinach will be out of action for 9 months after sustaining an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury against the Highlanders.

The rest of the injury report contains mixed news. Pat Lambie is fit for selection, as are Francois Kleinahns and Tera Mtembu. Further setbacks mean it will be a while before we see the likes of Ruan Botha and Jacques Potgieter take the field.

Here’s the full list:

Name of Player Injury
Cobus Reinach – ACL injury (right knee);
– To undergo surgery;
– Out for 9 months.
Francois Kleinhans – Fully fit and available for selection.
Inny-Christian Radebe – Meniscus Tear (right knee);
– Out for approximately 4 weeks.
Jacques Potgieter – Ankle rehab;
– Approximate return in 5 weeks.
Marcell Coetzee – ACL injury;
– Operation was successful;
– Out for 9 months;
– Rehab to commence shortly.
Patrick Lambie – Fully fit and available for selection.
Philip van der Walt – Neck injury;
– Approximate return in 2/3 weeks.
Ruan Botha – In the final phase of ankle rehab;
– Expected to return in 2/3 weeks.
Tera Mtembu – Fully fit and available for selection.
Wandile Mjekevu – Bone bruise on right knee;
– Expected to return in 2 weeks.


57 Comments

  • Glad Lambie is back and happy to see Tera fit as well. Hope he gets some game time in the CC qualifiers soon.

    As for Botha hope to see him make a recovery before the end of the season and see him get his first official cap for the Sharks.

    Best of luck to the rest of the guys.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.05.16 16:38:07 by Hulk Reply
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  • Yeah I agree. I am looking forward to seeing Botha. Mjekevu no loss sad to say as I was a fan but…defence wise without him we have been better. Cobus…loss…depth here a worry. Lambie is good news and he needs plenty game time after 2 season injurues in a row. Was a possible Bok capt candidate but with injuries maybe no longer. Beast, Daniel, Coenie need to find form and…shall we say hunger!

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.05.16 16:54:27 by Sharkfinn Reply
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  • Lots of quality on the injured list. Good to see some of them back to fitness.

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.05.16 16:55:08 by Letgo Reply
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  • Jacques Potgieter has to be the worst buyer week 10 and he hasn’t stepped on to the training field and another 5 to go.
    Seriously helluva lot of money to pay fora Currie Cup player

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.05.16 17:06:42 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 4) : he won’t even play Currie Cup cos he’s fokololoing back to Japan

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.05.16 17:13:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • looks like Hanco Venter is suddenly back in the mix

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.05.16 17:16:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • Terra back!! Hell yes

    15.Garth april
    14.Sbura sithole
    13.Jp petersen
    12. Jordan
    11.Mvovo
    10. Lambie
    9.Classens
    8. Terra mthembu
    7.Deysel
    6.Keegan
    5.Andrews
    4.Botha
    3.Adriaanse
    2.Chili
    1.Beast
    I know its very unlikely but I would love to see this team this weekend. Rest both du preez, our locks and willie use them in argentina

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.05.16 17:25:02 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 7) : not a bad team but Botha is still injured.
    Personally I’d like to see April and Heimar to start at 10 and 12.

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.05.16 17:30:41 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : well with Cobus out it’s not a bad thing as it will give the coaches some options at 9.

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.05.16 17:33:13 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 4) : @robdylan (Comment 5) : look they needed someone to takeover the spot on the medical table left open after the departure of the “nottobementionedone”!

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.05.16 17:36:00 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 8) : damn it I missed botha on that list. Maybe one of our other 4 locks can fill in I just think we really need to rest the du preez and our 1 of our centres if not both along with willie

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.05.16 17:36:39 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 7) : thats what I said when I saw he was back

    Terra you beauty, so glad your back, now we can properly rotate, with klienhans also back

    pottie and botha still a lose

    but we can use Dave and the namib lock whose name I never remember

    @Sharkfinn (Comment 2) : I disagree with your accessment of wandile, yes he didnt have a great currie cup but not many players in our squad did, and he looked great in pre season

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.05.16 17:42:38 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Poisy (Comment 11) : @revolverocelot (Comment 12) : I would be very tempted to play Deysel at 4 and let Terra and/or Frana play, as for backs I love to see Heimar and Sithole also start.

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.05.16 17:52:02 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 13) : I hear you

    i jus wonder how soon we can through tera and frana into the mix.

    Its strange though as when its a very popular player were all in, but when its not the most high profile player we gradually play them. just a obeservation, though im glad lambie can play this week, so glad.

    would love for sithole and heimar to play this week bro, they are definitely full fit, and the currie cup did get a bye last week so maybe we see khaya and Unievi in the mix as well.

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.05.16 18:34:17 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 14) : personally I would gradually ease Pat back into action rather than have him start the next game.

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.05.16 19:04:09 by JD Reply
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  • When last has Terra played a game of rugby?

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.05.16 19:19:05 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • My Bok scrumhalf would be Claasens….find me anybody better than him in SA (and Europe), injured or not.

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.05.16 19:40:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 16) : he played a CC warmup game.

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.05.16 19:45:31 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 18) : Good to know, do you know how many minutes he went, his match fitness must be shot after his long injury lay-off.

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.05.16 19:47:28 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 17) : Easy! Charl McLeod.

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.05.16 19:56:14 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 20) : Where’s he playing these day? Haven’t heard his name in ages.

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.05.16 20:01:56 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 21) : Grenoble. Haven’t actually followed any of the Top 14 so no idea how he is doing right now either. But def one of my fav 9′s.

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.05.16 20:07:13 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 19) : not sure how long he played but it was not the whole game.

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.05.16 20:19:18 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : That is actually so funny. Does the Sharks have the best medical facility in SA? Sure as hell sound like it… and we also don’t mind providing this recovery service. Ja nee kyk. By the way, when does Potgieter’s contract end. (And please don’t say once he has recovered. :lol: :lol: )

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.05.16 20:22:34 by Farlington Reply

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  • @gregkaos (Comment 22) : He’s doing well. Watched him play against Castres a couple of weeks ago. Was excellent to see his battle with Kockott. Ended fairly even!

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.05.16 22:35:45 by Villie Reply
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  • Good luck with the recovery, Cobus…

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.05.16 22:59:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Am I the only one who is a touch livid (can one be a TOUCH livid?! :lol: ) that a player (Cobus) can be out for 9 months as a direct result of a blatantly illegal tackle by a player (Sopoaga) and yet that tackler is neither carded in the game nor punished subsequently, not even with one of those commissioner warnings…harumph!

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.05.16 23:03:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 25) : Thanks for the update Villie! Thats great to hear.

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.05.16 07:26:22 by gregkaos Reply
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  • So its pretty likely that Jacques Potgieter wont play a single game for the Sharks this year…great! Interesting to see where they deploy Mtembu and Kleinhans. I see the Sharks CC side play after the super rugby side on Saturday.

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.05.16 08:36:01 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 27) : When I saw that Reinach was out for 9 months that’s exactly what I thought. But if I get angry all I’m going to do is upset myself as there is sweet F all I can do to change that. It is a good talking point though and one that I would like to be raised.

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.05.16 08:36:26 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 25) : @gregkaos (Comment 22) : How is Garth Wright doing in France. Trust Jake to steal that guy from under our noses.

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.05.16 08:50:31 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 27) : Same here. Though not a touch livid.. but rather quite f… furious! That he ended a player’s season (never mind a star player at that!), and got away with it absolutely blows my mind.

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.05.16 08:50:53 by Another Nick Reply

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  • Really sad news for Reinach, but glad to hear some of the others have recovered, especially Lambie.

    Our loosies depth is suddenly well stocked again, which is good for rotation.

    Wishing all the others a speedy recovery.

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.05.16 09:01:36 by stevovo Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 31) : Garth Wright. :lol: what a nice bloke but not playing anymore. Cameron Wright is the man that Jake pocketed.

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.05.16 09:51:58 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 27) : Fully agree, it was a horrible tackle and Reinach is lucky he didnt get a shoulder directly to the throat as well.

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.05.16 09:54:33 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 27) : I really wish that in instances like this the perpetrator could be sued in a civil court for various things – that would cut down these acts of thuggery in a hurry.

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.05.16 09:56:31 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 34) : :oops: Cam Wright – that guy has a sweet pass from the base. No two steps sideways – just pickup and pass.

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.05.16 10:41:38 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 17) : @gregkaos (Comment 20) : Pretty sure Ruan Pienaar will get a call up.

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.05.16 12:08:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Anyone been watching James Hall playing for the Kings? Looks like a very decent scrummy, good quick pass, no nonsense type player which is just what the Sharks need. Has a very long kick, has kicked 60m penalties before.

    Also he’s home grown, Durban born and bred. Can’t believe the Sharks didn’t sign him up.

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.05.16 12:26:48 by jonnow Reply

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  • @jonnow (Comment 39) : Yeh he is a youngster from Kearsney. Threw his lot in with EP straight out of school after playing for KZN Craven Week side. He still makes mistakes as you expect from a youngster behind a struggling pack but definitely has good potential. Perhaps he viewed the scrumhalf line at Kings park as being too long

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.05.16 12:30:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 38) : yup no doubt he will. Just hope the gameplay suits his style. (Such as not having to pass to a flank all the time) He is consistently owning it up for Ulster.

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.05.16 13:12:38 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @Farlington (Comment 24) : unfortunately that might just be the case?!?!

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.05.16 13:31:03 by JD Reply
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  • @jonnow (Comment 39) : Yep, he has been good, considering…

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.05.16 16:02:11 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • We can probably add Tristan Tedder to that list of injuries…i see he is off to Toulouse at end of June. Flyhalf queue too long for his liking it seems.

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.05.16 16:05:21 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 44) : if that’s true it will be a real pity but you can’t blame him!

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.05.16 16:10:02 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 45) : Yeh saw the write up on the Kearsney Old Boys Page..leaves end of June. He is technically behind Lambie, April, Radebe. Same reason Rob DuPreez and Jean luc Duplessis left for WP…

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.05.16 16:12:52 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 46) : ja sad news but think maybe the lure to play international rugby even if it’s for France could also play a role?!

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.05.16 16:17:57 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 47) : The French do like their little flyhalves :)

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.05.16 16:19:51 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 48) : ja they had a couple of gems just think of Michalak!

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.05.16 16:27:25 by JD Reply
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  • Sharks too.
    You must have seen Bader Pretorius play – schools flyhalf last year, what are your thoughts on him?

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.05.16 16:59:38 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 50) : Yeh saw him play- Michaelhouse boy if i remember right…wont hold that against him. But yeh good player but like Rob DuPreez i think he would be a better 12 than 10. Well thats if we go against the SA tradition of trying to play a flank type player at 12

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.05.16 07:56:03 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 49) : Now theres a guy who i wouldnt mind seeing as a skills coach in Durban…

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.05.16 07:56:34 by SheldonK Reply

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  • I saw him playing at the Academy Week in 2014, he was massively impressive and he was very good at Craven Week last year, scored many tries. I was really hoping that he would stay at the Sharks but with the signing of Curwin Bosch I suppose very few would hang around. I think the Bulls have got him. Another very talented 10 from last year was Bolands Adriaan van der Bank, Im sure we will still hear a lot more of these 2 in years to come.

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.05.16 08:52:43 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 53) : Yeh it is tough to hang onto all the top kzn schoolboys, well at least whilst they are juniors. But perhaps those are the guys we need to approach later on in their careers when they stuck behind many guys at the top level at the Bulls, Stormers etc

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.05.16 08:55:52 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 52) : he was a real joy to watch especially when playing against NZ!!!

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.05.16 10:55:34 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 55) : He does also understand the Sharks union and the way things are done in Durban…so not the worst option

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.05.16 11:09:27 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 56) : for sure would love to see him back in Durbs!

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