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Second Sharks warm-up announced


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 7 Feb 2017 at 08:00
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The Sharks will face a Bulls VX in a warm up game at Northwood Crusaders on Friday.

Entrance to the game is free and kick-off is at 5pm.

Rob du Preez was satisfied overall with the previous games, against Free State, saying “it was a good start to our journey and I was pleased with the squad’s fitness. They obviously didn’t have game time during our pre-season and we want to see how they go. Our general execution was good despite the humid conditions and we pleased with the enthusiasm and energy shown by our relatively young squad”.

With the Bulls’ senior squad currently on tour to Australia, it’s unclear what sort of opposition the Sharks will face on Friday, but it should give another opportunity to fine-tune preparations ahead of the season.



46 Comments

  • Will it be broadcasted on supersport

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.02.17 08:04:37 by Gerriecellcshark Reply
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  • Interesting to see what kind of lineup RDP picks, have a feeling he could just be testing his depth and giving game time to those he feels needs it. Doubt it will be our strongest lineup. Will try make it down to the game…it is 2km from my house

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.02.17 08:09:14 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : you can almost sit on the stoep with some binoculars and watch the game from that distance

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.02.17 08:16:45 by Henkb Reply
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  • @Henkb (Comment 3) : Id need a mirror as my stoep faces the wrong way :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.02.17 08:31:46 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : Just turn the binoculars around, that should solve the mirror problem for you :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.02.17 08:37:13 by Henkb Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : You need to build another stoep, a wooden deck will do, put the keyboard down and get cracking.

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.02.17 09:31:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 6) : haha im far better at breaking stuff than building stuff im afraid.

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.02.17 09:42:29 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Interesting…
    Please no more injuries…

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.02.17 10:55:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Anyone know who this guy is?
    http://stevehaag.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Dash-Thierry/G0000WM3ltRlzg8k/I0000vrdh_D_bhtU

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.02.17 14:32:26 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 9) : he looks like some baseball player…Johnny Cueto…but i dont know

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.02.17 15:59:39 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 9) : Dash Thierry during the Cell C Sharks training session at Growthpoint Kings Park on February 06, 2017 in Durban, South Africa.

    I cant find a thing on him

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.02.17 16:05:25 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 9) : @DuToit04 (Comment 10) :

    Same guy?

    http://www.randwickrugby.com.au/rugby/player-profiles/item/201-thierry-kuarte

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Kounga_Kuat%C3%A9

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.02.17 16:06:38 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 12) : your guess is as good as mine lol, google not very helpful. i think you got something there!

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.02.17 16:14:03 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 12) : Really not sure, perhaps.

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.02.17 16:14:52 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 9) : @DuToit04 (Comment 10) : @Uli Boelie (Comment 11) : he’s for sure not a small guy! Wonder if he’s contracted to the Sharks?

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.02.17 21:01:19 by JD Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 11) : Aussie club prop who is training with the sharks xv squad. Brought in as cover for one session only.

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.02.17 12:11:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 9) : Good work on spotting this. I was wondering when someone would ask that question :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.02.17 12:13:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 15) : Sounds like his first training session may also have been his last.

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.02.17 12:14:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : Is he on his way back to aus or did he not nake the cut?

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.02.17 12:29:04 by Henkb Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : @robdylan (Comment 18) : Shot Rob…appreciate the info. He does look like he is sucking air big time in the photos haha

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.02.17 13:18:34 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : ok short time in Durbs!

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.02.17 13:18:44 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Any news on Thomas DuToits injury?

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.02.17 13:24:10 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 21) : I don’t think he’s leaving. Might be used in CCQ. Just not super rugby.

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.02.17 14:14:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 22) : What injury? Do you know own this for a fact? I haven’t heard anything.

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.02.17 14:14:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : Just basing it on him seen in photos only training with the physio and with a heavily strapped knee. I didnt think he had come back injured till i saw those photos. Perhaps its just a niggle

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.02.17 14:21:08 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 25) : I don’t think he’s injured. I think he’s just working on conditioning. Will try confirm.

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.02.17 14:47:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : If thats the case then great

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.02.17 14:52:18 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 27) : Has a niggle but not serious.

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.02.17 14:57:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : So chances are he wont play on Fri. Wonder if that means he will miss the OZ trip. Any indication of whether they sticking with him at tighthead this year or will he play loosehead behind Beast?

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.02.17 15:11:21 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 29) : Won’t play this weekend, will probably tour. Not sure about position but my gut says loosehead given that Coenie is being used at 3. Could be wrong on any of the 3 things.

  • Comment 30, posted at 08.02.17 15:38:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : Beast and Thomas at 1 and Lourens and Coenie at 3 makes the most sense…which prob means it def wont be that haha

  • Comment 31, posted at 08.02.17 15:47:54 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 11) : Thierry Kounga (“David” or “Dash”) Kuaté
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thierry_Kounga_Kuat%C3%A9

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.02.17 16:00:39 by Baylion Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : OK thanx for info.

  • Comment 33, posted at 08.02.17 23:07:35 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : @SheldonK (Comment 31) : yes that would make the most sense. Just hope Sharks see it the same!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 08.02.17 23:10:00 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : Rob any idea if the game will be televised?

  • Comment 35, posted at 08.02.17 23:11:12 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 35) : I seriously doubt it.

  • Comment 36, posted at 09.02.17 08:18:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 35) : No its not televised

  • Comment 37, posted at 09.02.17 08:28:18 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Any idea if they going to name a team for the game tomorrow?

  • Comment 38, posted at 09.02.17 09:18:05 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Do we have a ‘man in the field’ for this one? Live updates would be very appreciated

  • Comment 39, posted at 09.02.17 09:41:16 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 38) : I see a basically full strength team has been picked with almost a Sharks XV side to play in 2nd half

  • Comment 40, posted at 09.02.17 12:49:40 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 40) : Not a bad team at all. Both of them, actually. Wonder what type of team the bulls will be able to provide. This match for us will only be about fitness, getting rid of some rust and few players trying to impress the coach. Would have loved to see the game, 24th still feels so far away!

  • Comment 41, posted at 09.02.17 13:06:54 by HeinF Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 41) : Considering the Bulls have 30+ players in Oz currently and Tuks playing Varsity Cup i cant see it being a great Bulls side. As you say its more about match fitness and getting the combos working through a game format. Perhaps the most interesting are the names that dont appear…Thomas Du Toit, Stefan Ungerer, Michael Claasens, Garth April, Inny Radebe, Odwa Ndungane, Rhyno Smith

  • Comment 42, posted at 09.02.17 13:15:31 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 42) : Yes,inn and garth fell completely off the radar,with the French man chosen above ryno smith. You have to wonder about ungerer,weird that he is getting no chance at all. Wonder if it has anything to do with the fitness issue from last year?

  • Comment 43, posted at 09.02.17 15:44:34 by HeinF Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 43) : I think the inability of both Radebe and April may have something to do with it. The youngster Van Rensburg can tackle. Ryno Smith ommission is interesting as i feel he is much more up to speed than the Frenchman who looks like he is running in mud

  • Comment 44, posted at 09.02.17 15:48:29 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 44) : That’s not what a lot of guys on here said about Poitrenaud’s performance last week?

  • Comment 45, posted at 09.02.17 17:16:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 45) : Yeh look im just commenting based on what i saw and the comments from my mate that ran touch for the game. To me it looked like he was well off the pace and my mate confirmed that the Frenchie was well off the pace and struggled to keep up with play. When he has ball the hand though his handling and passing is pretty good though. I have been a fan of Poitrenaud since he started playing for France etc, always liked the way he played but i did wonder how he would cope with the speed of super rugby considering he has just come back from injury and is a bit long in the tooth. Perhaps he would be better suited to 12 where he has played recently in France

  • Comment 46, posted at 10.02.17 08:36:59 by SheldonK Reply

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