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Van Heerden for Ellis Park


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 29 Mar 2017 at 08:40
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Jaco van Heerden will take the whistle when the Sharks travel to Johannesburg this weekend to take on the Lions in a crucial Super Rugby Africa 2 conference clash.

It’s important to note that we, as Sharks fans, have no issues whatsoever with van Heerden or any other match official. I feel I need to get this out of the way early on.

The assistant refs this week will be Jaco Peyper and AJ Jacobs, with another official towards whom Sharks have literally zero (0) animosity, Johan Greeff, in the TMO booth.

I could not be more thrilled about these excellent appointments. I’m sure you all agree with me.



48 Comments

  • Rob, me thinks thou doest protesteth too much ;-)

    Jokes aside, I think this is going to be a cracker of a game. Sharks may surprise a lot of people.

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.03.17 08:47:18 by StevieS Reply
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  • I couldn’t agree more on everything written… :mrgreen:
    Think this should be a great game, if we jsut start good with no yellow cards! That could cost us dearly. Glad we are not favourites, we seem to love getting stuck in the big games when we are. Sharks by 12!

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.03.17 08:52:56 by HeinF Reply

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  • Can Peyper stay out of the limelight or will we see the TJ having a major influence where he could not see and then did actually see better than what was on the TV?

    I am willing to put R100 up that Coenie or Ettas will get some enforced rest during the game as these officials believe they exert too much effort and in fear of their health make them take a 10 min rest to prevent any cardiac complications. :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.03.17 08:54:42 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Referees are like traffic cops, nobody likes them – they know it, we know it.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.03.17 08:58:10 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Jaco van Heerden, Jaco Peyper and Johan Greeff! Why do those names ring a bell? I suppose they must have officiated during some excellent Shark wins in the past :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.03.17 09:02:34 by Hulk Reply

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  • Nice one Rob! Excellent officials for such a big game!

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.03.17 09:25:27 by JD Reply
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  • Ag fok

    Uh, I mean, good luck gentlemen!

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.03.17 10:12:25 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Fine, upstanding gentleman who don’t fanny about. We count our blessings.

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.03.17 10:27:55 by vanmartin Reply
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  • From what i remember wasnt it this Bulls ref with the Bulls ref chairman as TMO that robbed us against the bulls last year??

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.03.17 10:39:13 by Dunx Reply

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  • The positivity on here is so syrupy sweet I’m almost afraid of getting diabetes from reading it!!! :???:

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.03.17 10:43:50 by JD Reply
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  • I can’t tell if he’s being sarcastic or bitchy. ..

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.03.17 11:47:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Looks. Like one of teams hit the trifecta….

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.03.17 11:55:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 12) : I say that cause I don’t know any other betting terms that will describe this better.

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.03.17 11:56:33 by coolfusion Reply

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  • This surely is the best of the bunch, could not have asked for anything better, they complete one onther and will be the best force on the field of any game, thank you to the organizers for setting this uo perfectly

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.03.17 12:23:04 by HB Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 4) : So true, but without them we would have no game at all.

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.03.17 12:33:10 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 5) : Poor Johan Greef, got it right last weekend only to be thrown under the bus by Peyper.

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.03.17 12:34:51 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Dear Rob. I’ve always said that you are one perceptive rugby writer. I couldn’t agree more. Jaco van Heerden is arguably the most talented young referee I have ever seen on a rugby field, not just in South Africa, not just in the world, but in the entire universe. I am so excited that he and his brilliant team of assistants have been appoint to ref this game. This is one game that is in good hands. Thank you, SANZAAAAAR. You guys are great. Good luck, Jaco. I hope you have another excellent game to add to your excellent CV!

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.03.17 12:41:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 9) : No ways, son. This guy is the Jaco that is the best referee in the world. I really, like him…really. I’m so happy that he’s in charge of this game…

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.03.17 12:44:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 18) : Had to read your comments above twice, sometimes it is very hard to pick up sarcasm in posts.

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.03.17 12:51:21 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Dunx (Comment 19) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.03.17 12:58:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Comment 21, posted at 29.03.17 12:59:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • In the words of the Hound at least it’s not Stàrvin Marvin!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.03.17 13:16:41 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 20) : :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.03.17 14:05:41 by Dunx Reply

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  • Still want to know who chooses the officials and can we refuse to accept them?????????????

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.03.17 15:40:40 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 24) : probably the same persons who decided on this brainless system and no I don’t think any team can refuse appointed officials.

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.03.17 16:38:41 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 25) : Next question would be do we have a representative on the panel, who is he and what is he doing to earn his salary

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.03.17 16:43:28 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 26) : @The hound (Comment 26) : SANZAAAAAR appoint the refs and would also like to know who in SANZAAAAR!

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.03.17 17:28:02 by JD Reply
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  • Peyper was not flawless last weekend, still a long shot better than his usual self. Hate to admit it, but Jaco was kind of on our side from the touchline last weekend. Fingers crossed that someone steals his car in jhb before the game or he has a smash and grab and gives the sharks all his love from the new found jhb hatred ;-)

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.03.17 17:50:48 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Comment 29, posted at 29.03.17 19:27:12 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 28) : :grin: :grin: :grin: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.03.17 19:28:41 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 28) : So we’re looking for match officials that are biased FOR the Sharks……not unbiased officials? ;-) :mrgreen: :twisted: It certainly serves to bring all the whinging about match officials a new perspective. :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.03.17 20:44:07 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 31) : Rather complain that all the calls go your way than against you, might be a nice change of pace

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.03.17 20:48:23 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 31) : no they must be totally neutral and unbiased they must just give the 50/50 calls the Sharks way :twisted:

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.03.17 20:52:26 by JD Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 32) : ;-) I just want calls that are accurate and unbiased, regardless of who benefits. But hey, that is just me….. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.03.17 20:52:41 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 33) : I can get on board with that JD. :lol: :lol: Just show no bias when giving the 50/50 calls to the Sharks! :twisted:

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.03.17 20:53:57 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 28) : Ja must agree except for Coenie’s yellow card he was not to bad.

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.03.17 20:54:06 by JD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 35) : now you’re getting it!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.03.17 20:55:13 by JD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 34) : it’s human to make mistakes all I want is a ref to be consistent! If you allow it for one team it must also be allowed for the other side.

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.03.17 20:57:53 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 38) : I agree consistency is the key. As for the Coenie yellow card, as I understand it, the new TMO guidance states that the referee is supposed to make their call on the field, and then ask for help from the TMO to see if there is something they missed. If there is nothing additional in the replay, then the referee is supposed to go with his on field call. This is new this season. I beleive Peyper made his call on the field and really did not see anything on the replay to override his on field decision. I think his communication was poor and added to the confusion, but I believe he handled the situation correctly based on the new TMO guidance this season.

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.03.17 21:01:36 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 34) : Unbiasd officials are not a nice to have, they are a non negotiable.
    Every step should be in place to make it an even playing field.The first thing to ensure is a modicum of neutrality.
    Lets start by refusing to play another game in Bloem with a Bloem lawyer in the middle and a Grey College school teacher on the wing.
    Refuse to be put into another situation where we are reliant on Peyper and van der Merwe discovering that they have a conscience, and that they can overcome their partisan limitations.
    Neutral officials should be the order of the day,ny when the Stormers play in Singapore its with an Argentinian ref, not a Japanese,when they play the Cheetahs theres no Peyper.
    Cannot remember the last time Sharks played with a Natal referee,

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.03.17 21:20:12 by The hound Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 39) : “please have a look as the screen quality is bad” then the TMO says it does not look as if he made contact with the head first and looked as if it slipped up from the shoulder and should just be a penalty. TP then changed his mind as to the quality of the pictures and could clearly see it was direct contact to the head therefore a yellow card!?!?!?!?!?!? Personally I think he decided to card him regardless of what the TMO said so why bother asking him for his opinion!?!?!?!?!?

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.03.17 21:29:01 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 40) : are there top tier refs from KZN?

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.03.17 21:30:21 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 42) : Craig Joubert,Stuart Berry,Marius Jonker, Archie Sehlako Vusi Msibi

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.03.17 23:41:19 by The hound Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 34) : Agreed

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.03.17 23:42:36 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 40) : I fully agree refs should at all times be neutral ,this gives credibility on all fronts ,when did this nonsense asire with partisan refs?

  • Comment 45, posted at 30.03.17 07:57:49 by benji Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 39) : Interesting point, on the SA rugby show that was on last night, this point was raised by Butch James and AJ Venter and from what they were saying it seems that there is no hard and fast guideline as to whose opinion is the one to go with, The guys in the studio felt that these days the TMO’s are experienced refs, have the best technology and equipment available and that their decision should be the one adhered to. It was interesting how they brought up the issue without mentioning or showing the Peyper decision while the other incidents of TMO disputes were fully analysed. Seems as if Peyper is now our leading SA ref and is therefore Royal game.

  • Comment 46, posted at 30.03.17 10:23:41 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 43) : are they still in the game? Only watching Sharks games and have not seen any of them so was under the impression that they might have retired!?!?!! :twisted:

  • Comment 47, posted at 30.03.17 17:03:10 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 46) : jabTP may not be shown as being wrong as he’s always right even if he’s wrong!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 30.03.17 17:05:10 by JD Reply
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