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Big blow for Sharks as Deysel injured


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 13 Jun 2017 at 09:15
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Some really bad news this morning, courtesy of our friends at Namibia’s Republikein newspaper, is that Sharks centre Johan Deysel has broken his arm and now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Deysel, a Namibian international, apparently suffered the injury playing against Spain this past weekend at the World Rugby Nations Cup in Uruguay. While the tournament is not enjoying much coverage (I didn’t actually know it was happening at all), it seems a fair number of Super Rugby players are in action for our Northern neighbours, including Renaldo Bothma (Bulls), Chrysander Botha (Kings) and the Cheetahs pair of Torsten van Jaarsveld and Aranos Coetzee. Sharks XV scrumhalf Damian Stevens is also in action.

The injury to Deysel is a massive, massive blow for the Sharks, though, who will now have to be a little creative in assembling a centre combination for the last few games of Super Rugby. With Lukhanyo Am and Jeremy Ward also out, both with facial fractures, Andre Esterhuizen is about the only man left standing, although there is perhaps some hope that Am might recover in time to play in some of the upcoming games.

Coach Rob du Preez might have to look at S’bura Sithole outside Esterhuizen when the campaign resumes, or perhaps take a gamble on a greenhorn like Tristan Blewett.



57 Comments

  • I’ve always liked S’bura, but my gut feel is to back youth and go with Blewett.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.06.17 09:24:56 by StevieS Reply
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  • Bad new, get well soon – all of you.

    All these fractured and broken bones all over the place.

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.06.17 09:25:30 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • This is not great news. Kobus van Wyk could be an option at 13. I’m glad that Esterhuizen is back though.

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.06.17 09:28:09 by war1 Reply
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  • Ag no. Injury news is never lekker. Very timely return for Andre though.. And I have to agree with Stevie, let’s back Blewitt. It is often in difficult times that gems are discovered.
    Are there any other injuries we should be worried about? As we know, Sharks are not always that good when releasing injury reports..

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.06.17 09:33:54 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 3) : why do I keep forgetting that

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.06.17 09:52:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • Maybe Frans Steyn can return for a cameo…

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.06.17 09:54:31 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • Or bring Adi out of retirement!

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.06.17 09:55:13 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • I think Nkosi/Van Wyk/Mvovo need to be retained as our back 3. So either Sithole/Blewitt/Louw to join Esterhuizen.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.06.17 10:06:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • nkosi for centre :mrgreen: i will keep saying it until it happens :cool:

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.06.17 10:35:57 by Poisy Reply
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  • What about this:

    Reinach
    Lambie
    Mvovo
    Esterhuizen
    Van Wyk
    Nkosi
    Bosch

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.06.17 10:58:00 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • @SeanyJMc (Comment 10) : Ja, that is proper. I like this.

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.06.17 11:01:24 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @SeanyJMc (Comment 10) : Are we expecting a Lambie return anytime soon (if at all)?

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.06.17 11:37:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : Have we already forgotten April?

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.06.17 13:05:50 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 13) : funny how the dynamics change, hey? A few weeks back we were drowning in centres and nary a flyhalf or fullback in sight.

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.06.17 13:17:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : The silence on anything Lambie is quite deafening.

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.06.17 13:30:33 by bokbok Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Absolutely. I have to believe that since Sithole has been getting most of the game time at 13 for the Sharks XV that he would be the most likely candidate with AE at 12. If he can get anywhere near where he was under Jake, then we will be fine.

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.06.17 13:46:23 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @bokbok (Comment 15) : I have to say that after last year, added onto the injury problems he has had prior to that, when I saw that collision and saw him being taken off (clearly concussed) my first thought was this may be the last time we see Lambie on the rugby pitch (as a player). Still not sure he will be back at all, it is very sad to see that kind of talent cut short, but his health and well being for the rest of his life simply has to be of primary importance.

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.06.17 13:49:54 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @bokbok (Comment 15) : Seems quite ominous.

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.06.17 15:29:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) : Talking about ominous – England u20′s 7 – nil up after 2+ minutes and 14 phases. All too easy.

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.06.17 16:08:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Eng hooker auditioning for Stormers.

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.06.17 16:09:47 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 19) : Eng and NZ by far the two best teams at the tournament.

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.06.17 16:11:11 by SheldonK Reply

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  • SA scores after a nice break by Curwin Bosch, 2 suspect forward passes in the movement. 7 all.

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.06.17 16:12:34 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 21) : Sadly these 12 minutes are the most Ive seen of this whole tournament. England juniors in recent years have looked good. They are producing the big boys these days.

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.06.17 16:14:21 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 9) : And I will support you all the way

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.06.17 16:17:43 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 23) : Eng this year probably not as good as recent couple years but yeh big boys that are mobile and skilful. NZ team is a lot better this year than last couple years. Cant see the Boks finishing higher than 3rd to be honest…and on their performances they don’t really deserve too. There is some talent…but small and weak.

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.06.17 16:17:54 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : If we ask kobus van wyk to play prop he would give it a bash, the boy has been bleeding black and white since joining us

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.06.17 16:18:52 by jdolivier Reply

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  • England score again under the poles, many phases again battering away in our 22. We actually looked as if were defending them into submission. Nice patience shown by the Poms.

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.06.17 16:19:13 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Kobus van who would play prop if we asked him, the boy has been bleeding black and white since joining us

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.06.17 16:20:37 by jdolivier Reply

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  • This could get ugly. We are being dominated. 17-7 now. Nearly the whole game played in our 22.

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.06.17 16:22:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Nice stadium – gives off a happy vibe with the nice lines and colourful seats, maybe its just the nice green field and sunlight.

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.06.17 16:26:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 29) : Yup there you go, 44% of the game played in our 22.

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.06.17 16:28:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Now our scrum is getting hammered with resultant penalty to England.

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.06.17 16:28:48 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • England lineout is really poor.

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.06.17 16:35:12 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • 26 celsius and the commentator says it is very, very, very warm :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.06.17 16:36:53 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Massive clearance from Bosch on his tryline. Still 17 – 7. Still in touch approaching halftime.

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.06.17 16:40:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • SA scrum starting to gain ascendancy, penalty forced and Bosch kicks a good touch finder, SA GOING THROUGH THE PHASES and they get the try – no 2 for the 8th man in this game.. SA right back in it.

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.06.17 16:47:31 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Conversion missed 17-12 to the English.

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.06.17 16:48:18 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 37) : Just hope that Bosch leaves the kick everything bullshit in Georgia, he has not been convincing this u20 tournament

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.06.17 17:47:01 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @StevieS (Comment 1) : Too much too soon for the young man

    Sbura should do fine stepping up as his peformed well at outside centre before. Mara louw on the bench as back up, just in case. Hopefully Am is back sooner than anticipated, though lets not rush him if we have Sithole and Louw.

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.06.17 18:03:05 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 17) : I wouldn’t assume that his career is over, he did look really upset at he got anotyer knock and looked reluctant to leave the field. Lets have him sit out the rest of the SR season. I fear we may lose him to a japan or europe if things persist. he looked a yard slower than bosch on attack, but if he had played a few more games I’m sure he would have been back to that level.

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.06.17 19:14:03 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 40) : I may not have been clear in my post, but I am not assuming his career is over, rather I completely understand if he chooses retirement from rugby at this point, and I believe that is a distinct possibility.

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.06.17 20:10:51 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Bad news for the Sharks but time for one of the other players to step up!!!

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.06.17 20:27:19 by JD Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 38) : I have kept quiet re Bosch, do not get me wrong I am a huge fan but seeing some tout him as better than Lambie right now is laughable, Yes Lambie is injured a lot lately and a birdie i spoke to me his recovery is looking good, fact is Bosch and April are filling a gap but that is just it they are gap fillers although they are getting better and better, Lambie has by far a better all round game.

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.06.17 20:38:57 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • As for centers? play Sithole as he atleast is experienced and has not been bad at all in the Sharksxv setup, Louw off the bench as is an exciting runner, Keep our back 3 together.

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.06.17 20:42:07 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 44) : with you on the centres and back 3!

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.06.17 21:01:43 by JD Reply
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  • Damn!
    Personally I would also keep our back 3 as is, use April/Bosch at 10 and to back up 15 and bring in Sbu and Louw. I like Sbu, but I just hope he displays some safe hands – they are his weak point in my book…

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.06.17 21:19:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 43) : I rate April more than most, think he needs a scrumhalf that can speed up the game and he will run defences ragged. Don’t get me wrong, Bosch has massive star potential, he needs to get the confidence to back his abilities. Currently he hides in his shell far too often. Lambie is and will always be a great player for the sharks, however placing hope or building a game plan around a player sooooooooo injury prone isn’t healthy either. So we should make the best of what we have now and appreciate what Lambie brings when he is fighting fit.

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.06.17 22:58:47 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 38) : Just hope he left all his dwang in Georgia – was very disappointing to be honest.

    Hell this was a game we should have won after doing all the hard work of gaining parity and then even dominating amongst the forwards and leading with a few minutes over. Those backline players owe the forwards a silver medal each and beers for life.

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.06.17 13:23:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 48) : The problem with the backline for the semi-final was that you had 5 flyhalves in it. Too many chiefs not enough Indians I fear. That is why they looked disjointed, every man for himself.

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.06.17 14:18:00 by jdolivier Reply

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  • On a side note, RduP has publicly announced he is trying to bring the last of the du preez boys home. Trying to get Robert in the shark tank. Could be interesting as he covers flyhalf and center

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.06.17 14:20:36 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 49) : Just crazy, that last effort on defence almost cracked me.

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.06.17 14:34:22 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 51) : Terrible defence, but that is a loose forwards bread and butter, running at a flyhalf 5n from the line

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.06.17 14:45:00 by jdolivier Reply

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  • The article: http://www.sport24/Rugby/SuperRugby/du-preez-to-join-dad-brothers-at-sharks-20170614 makes my spidey senses tingle (not in a good way) that Lambie may retire, necessitating the need for another fly half

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.06.17 14:51:00 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 53) : Your suspicions makes one suspicious……

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.06.17 14:54:40 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 53) : That is the really sad news – if true – in that article…

  • Comment 55, posted at 14.06.17 14:54:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 52) : Totally annoying, the English 8 received that ball about 12 meters out, he had to hop up to gather it and basically started his run from a standstill and just waltzed his way to the tryline with 3 defenders making poor attempts at tackling him, he is a big strong lad and not one of the defenders even tried to go low, the lowest they got was ito his belly just above his waist. :oops:

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.06.17 08:59:06 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 56) : BMT surely lacks in all teams in all sports in South Africa

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