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Mid-March return for du Preez


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 19 Jan 2018 at 10:35
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The Sharks have confirmed some injury news ahead of the new Super Rugby season, with Springbok loose forward Jean-Luc du Preez set to miss the early part of the season due to the ankle fracture sustained during October’s Currie Cup Final.

The injury cost du Preez his place in the Springbok end of season tour party – perhaps somewhat ironically creating the space needed for twin brother Daniel to earn a handful of caps. According to the Sharks, Jean-Luc’s recovery is progressing but he certainly won’t be fit in time for the season opener later next month. It’s currently expected he’ll return to action in time for the Sharks’ Antipodean tour, which starts with a game against the Brumbies on 17 March.

The Sharks also confirmed the bad news that Coenie Oosthuizen’s knee injury will keep him out for nearly 9 months, meaning no Super Rugby action whatsoever this year.

Stephan Lewies has returned from Japan and is somehow, rather miraculously, “in the best shape of his life” whilst also carrying a hip injury. It’s not expected that the injury will keep him out of action for long, though. Also due back this weekend are Lwazi Mvovo and Philip van der Walt, while Andre Esterhuizen still has a week or two of Japanese commitments.

Makezole Mapimpi will also join the squad on Monday.



41 Comments

  • Any chance the returning Japanese contingent will be rested for the warm-up games and perhaps even the start of the season proper?

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.01.18 10:44:50 by vanmartin Reply
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  • So if I’m correct we have four players coming back from Japan. The can easily be eased into SR action as we have enough quality players to cover for them. Dan for Phillip, Bosch/Mampimpi/Zass for Mvovo, AM for Esterhuizen and I forgot the name of that lock that we got last year from the Kings who can cover for Lewies

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.01.18 10:56:32 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 2) : Tyler Paul and Mara Louw for Lewies and Esterhuizen.

    Does anyone know when Ward will be ready? We really have a healthy backline squad with really good competition across the board. Just 6 and 3 that really worries me in the pack

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.01.18 11:01:39 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 3) : Yes thats the guy and I forgot about Louw, he really impressed me during the CC

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.01.18 11:03:15 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 3) : Ward is fit

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.01.18 11:21:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Bleak about Coenie, but we all kinda knew his season was shot. Such a damn pity.
    Big Jean-Luc needs the time to recover, we will miss his presence but we have a great squad – and that is something I want to see this year is a squad – and the players being managed well so that rotation without disruption is something we master.

    The returning Japanese players will need to hit the ground running, but will no doubt fit in seamlessly.

    Do we think Van der Walt is our skipper this season, or due to the rise and rise of the Dup twins we see a new skipper
    (or maybe squad skips depending match day team chosen) ?

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.01.18 11:26:32 by Richard Reply

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  • @Richard (Comment 6) : um, why would Ruan Botha not be captain?

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.01.18 11:28:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • With the type of rugby JL DuPreez plays he will be prone to injury come the end of a year especially if he has played a lot of games. Lets hope they get him fully fit before returning, dont want him to go the same injury wise as Willem Alberts.

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.01.18 11:29:22 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Richard (Comment 6) : Struggling to think of a good reason for Ruan Botha to not continue in that role?

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.01.18 11:29:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : @robdylan (Comment 7) : Yup, Botha has my vote…

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.01.18 11:36:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : I really want to see Jacques Vermeulen get a good few games under his belt in Super Rugby. Might be a blessing in disguise, this.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.01.18 11:58:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : Yeah he was Currie Cup Skip, think he will crack the Super nod?

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.01.18 12:02:43 by Richard Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Yeah I hope he cracks the nod, but assumed he was Currie Cup skip, and maybe not Super skip. And also, I totally forgot Ruan for a second, :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.01.18 12:04:12 by Richard Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Highly rate Vermeulen, and hope to see Tera grab his chances this season, I had high hopes for Tera, still think he is a very special player.

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.01.18 12:05:31 by Richard Reply

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  • What is a hop injury?

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.01.18 12:10:27 by Bump Reply

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  • @Bump (Comment 15) : Its when you injure your hop – common amongst beer drinkers.

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.01.18 12:11:30 by Richard Reply

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  • @Bump (Comment 15) : ja ja…. :D

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.01.18 12:35:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : I would very much agree, also like what ive seen.

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.01.18 12:47:14 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Richard (Comment 12) : I think he stands a fair chance. Liked what I saw in the CC.

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.01.18 13:13:20 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Ruan was a good skipper during CC, the longer he is captain the better he will get.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.01.18 13:17:57 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Nice little shit sandwich Rob. Except the part about Lewies should be in the middle.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.01.18 13:46:35 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 21) : In our case the good stuff is sandwiched in the middle of the shit.

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.01.18 13:47:51 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bump (Comment 15) : It’s quite common in the rabbit world actually.

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.01.18 13:49:21 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Richard (Comment 16) : Related somehow to aggravated drinking arm tendonitis?

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.01.18 13:51:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 24) : Yeah when the tendonitis gets infected – nasty stuff man.

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.01.18 13:53:38 by Richard Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 22) : what good stuff?

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.01.18 14:17:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • “For the first time in my two years here. we have a squad where there won’t be any complacency because there is so much competition in the team – which is what you want. Everyone is going to have to work hard to get into the starting line-up. BUT it’s a long season and we’re going to have to carefully consider how we give everyone an opportunity to play. Our success will hinge on using the squad effectively.” Rob Du Preez

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.01.18 14:36:40 by Richard Reply

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  • @Richard (Comment 27) : Saw that…liked it. Now to see that it is done and not just said…

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.01.18 14:41:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sorry to hear about Coenie but must say glad to hear the rest (except JLdP) should be ok and fit for the new season!

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.01.18 15:43:25 by JD Reply
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  • @Richard (Comment 27) : Probably the best thing I’ve read this week and I read a lot. I like how he’s thinking and what he’s saying, lets just hope he sticks to it and doesn’t revert when things don’t go as planned, same can be said about the game plans. Overall I’m positive about what is happening at the Sharks with new players and coaches coming in. It shows we have the intent of competing with the best and we are not afraid to shake things up. Teichmans work no doubt.

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.01.18 15:45:17 by Quintin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : You have the bad stuff Jean luc ankle then the good stuff Lewies actually in better shape than when he went and then the bad stuff again coenie laid off for long. Kind of like a reverse shit sandwich. .no?

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.01.18 16:01:46 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 31) : oh right. Even though Lewies has a hop injury :)

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.01.18 17:07:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : That doesn’t sound serious. Some effervescent tabs lots of water…problem solved.

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.01.18 17:21:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 33) : Or is a more of a twelve steps problem?

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.01.18 17:22:38 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 31) : Thinking the Lewies comment by Rob was somewhat sarcastic. So he won’t be out for long, but how long?

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.01.18 18:08:17 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 35) : you know me very well by now…. what, 13 years on?

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.01.18 18:23:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 35) : I got the sarcasm. Just adding to the flames…..

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.01.18 18:48:24 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I see Ben 10 is playing for the Kings this weekend. On loan only?

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.01.18 23:48:21 by Baylion Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : When you use words like miraculously…. ;-) :mrgreen:
    My biggest concern is that hip injuries tend to take quite some time to heal. Hoping he recovers quickly.

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.01.18 03:20:36 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 30) : Yeah I think the coaching matrix is just right, and I sincerely appreciate Teichmann’s approach to running The Sharks, he is far less corporate and more approachable and hands-on and is totally rugby-centric – Pure Shark and all-time legend.

    With tears in my eyes, I just want the fans to come back!!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.01.18 08:55:40 by Richard Reply

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-61af3VGwSk

    Just a bit of tonic to keep us going, some earth clattering hits.

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.01.18 08:56:11 by Richard Reply

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