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Good and bad news


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 8 Feb 2018 at 11:51
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We’re awaiting an official injury report form the Sharks, but talk via the grapevine is that Louis Schreuder might well be ready to play far sooner than was initially feared.

Schreduer limped off with a hamstring injury when the Sharks played the Bulls in Polokwane and first concerns were that he might face an extended spell on the sidelines. It now seems he might be back in action in just a few weeks, meaning he’ll play a full roll in the campaign this year. Michael Claassens is also apparently returning to training after an unspecified injury and should be fit for the opener against the Lions.

The bad news is that Jeremy Ward is understood to have suffered a potentially serious hand injury against Racing 92 in Hong Kong. We await further details, but we should probably expect the former under 20 captain to miss a few months of the season as a result.

More on all of this as we get it.

Update: The Sharks have now confirmed all of the injury news here.



22 Comments

  • “she” lol unintentional Rob?

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.02.18 11:58:48 by DuToit04 Reply
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  • @DuToit04 (Comment 1) : “It now seem she might be back in action in just a few weeks,”

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.02.18 12:03:34 by DuToit04 Reply
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  • @DuToit04 (Comment 2) : I typed too fast and put the space in the wrong place…. seem she rather than seems he :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.02.18 12:34:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • That’s good news, SH a bit thin should another injury happen!! Pity about Ward but at least our centers are well stocked…

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.02.18 12:35:46 by EugeneVT Reply

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  • Yes, good to see that we are going to have all of the following back and in selection frame for the first game: Akker, Claasens, Dan and Droste.

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.02.18 13:22:18 by stevovo Reply
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  • @EugeneVT (Comment 4) : it sucks for the player but it’s the best position for us in terms of depth

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.02.18 13:51:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : It’s “almost a blessing” I must admit quite keen to see Andre/Am combo again – But Marius Louw has been pretty solid – must say he impressed me quite a bit

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.02.18 14:44:24 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @DuToit04 (Comment 7) : also keen to see how Andre performs with the knowledge of Louw putting pressure on – If i am correct there hasn’t really been pressure on Andre for that 12 jersey before Louw stepped up?

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.02.18 14:47:23 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @DuToit04 (Comment 8) : that’s a very good point

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.02.18 15:02:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @DuToit04 (Comment 8) : You could say the same for Bosch now we have Rob Jr. Before that he seemed the only viable option at this level. Now he is going to have to work hard to get back in. Hopefully this will mean getting his defense sorted.

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.02.18 15:55:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 10) : Very true – healthy competition all round – even our wings. Depending on performance policy, the guys will push hard for spots and to maintain those starting spots – it will eventually turn out that the team performance will manage itself – if i was in charge i would implement a policy that if you start and dont perform for 2 consecutive matches or get injured(sounds harsh) you go straight to the bottom of the pecking order and the next guy inline must step up and hold on to his spot regardless name and reputation.

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.02.18 16:31:48 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @DuToit04 (Comment 11) :
    That would be an excellent policy if your aim was to get all your most talented players to jump ship.

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.02.18 01:47:07 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 12) : Well Rudy Paige is still with you guys so the idea may have some merit :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.02.18 07:07:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 13) : Burn

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.02.18 09:48:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @DuToit04 (Comment 11) : I think your policy has merit, however if you get injured on return you return to the bench and from that point have to fight to keep your place on the bench and fight to get back to starting.

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.02.18 12:43:22 by Hulk Reply

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  • You need to Foster some goodwill at the union. But you should also include performance clauses in contracts. All the goodwill in the world does not keep you from losing talent when the money is right which it always is. You must look after your unions interests too.

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.02.18 15:54:48 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 13) :

    Are you trying to provoke me?
    If not, please rephrase that sentence.
    I am very particular to not have my identity tied to a sports team. ;)

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.02.18 03:11:52 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 13) : :lol: :lol:

    Have any of you guys seen the Hurricanes vs Crusaders and Highlanders vs Waratahs pre-season matches? Canes look deadly, as do the Higlanders. They play very direct while the Canes keep the ball alive at all cost, and they get it right.

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.02.18 13:57:43 by Quintin Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 17) : these days…. :)

    I remember your blood being very blue indeed back in 2011

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.02.18 13:38:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Lots of people seem to have lost their bulls stickers in jhb. I can remember when every Fortuner out there had one. Same with the jersey. I wonder how much these guys got when trading their Fortuner in on a ranger sans blue bull sticker? Did the deal include a trade in on a BB jersey for a lions one as well?

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.02.18 13:57:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 17) : Apologies, I’l rephrase:
    Well Rudy Paige is still a salaried member of a team playing primarily in a blue home kit, commonly associated with the male species of a domesticated beast of burden. The team is based somewhere in the greater Tshwane area. You, may or may not have indicated support for this team at some time during your postings on Sharksworld. There is some very superficial evidence for DuToit04′s point having some merit based on that union’s (that still remains unnamed) treatment of a player mentioned earlier in this post and that same player still remaining on staff at the time of posting.

    Alas, the playful jab in in my previous post really doesn’t translate well in this latest treatment but hopefully you no longer feel your anonymous online identity is being misrepresented? ;-)

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.02.18 14:08:53 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 20) : this is the nature of sport. A winning team always has more fans.

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.02.18 14:18:33 by robdylan Reply
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