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April Fools – Du Toit to start at hooker against Hurricanes


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 1 Apr 2018 at 09:45
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A source close to the Sharks tour group has revealed the shocking news that Thomas du Toit is set to feature at hooker against the Hurricanes this coming Friday.

In the wake of Akker van der Merwe’s freak penguin-stroking injury last week, the Sharks have been short of a hooker in the tour party and with Chiliboy Ralepelle suffering from an ingrown toenail, Sharks coach Robert du Preez feels the time is right to accelerate du Toit’s development as a true utility front rower.

“Tom is already able to play at 1 and 3,” the coach was overheard saying, “but in order to really kick on and emulate former great such as John Smit and Willie Hills – who I played with many times in Pretoria – he really does need to be able to pack down in the middle of the scrum as well. South Africa is short of great options at hooker and when I asked Peter de Villiers about it on Twitter, he seemed supportive of the move.

“I wasn’t quite sure why he mentioned ballerinas and pulling a rat out of a hat, but he can sometimes have a strange sense of humour. The comment that sticks with me is that there is little difference between playing prop and playing hooker, except that you feel better after playing hooker. Or was that playing with a hooker?”



21 Comments

  • :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.04.18 09:55:27 by andredewaal Reply
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  • Love it! If Coach Divvie supports it, I am all for it! ????????????????

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.04.18 09:58:01 by Kabouter Reply

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  • I see what you did there… :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.04.18 10:02:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Happy Easter Rob, wishing you and family a peaceful and joyous day.

    I was just thinking, haven’t seen any April fool’s headlines today, and voila you’ve made my day.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.04.18 10:03:24 by Bayshark Reply

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  • Apparently ginger ninja is colouring his hair blonde. He feels it will make him the best fullback in the squad.

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.04.18 10:04:43 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bayshark (Comment 4) : Check the sharks website with their video announcement, you will be pleasantly surprised

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.04.18 10:05:28 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Ja….:)

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.04.18 10:23:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 5) : Will it turn him into Andries Coetzee or Percy Montgomery?

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.04.18 10:24:31 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Nice of you to honor the April fool’s tradition Rob ????

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.04.18 10:44:11 by boertjie101 Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 8) : James O’Connor ;-)

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.04.18 12:50:24 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 10) : Ja I can see that he has a bad boy streak…

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.04.18 13:03:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • If they had told me on Friday we would put 60 odd on the board against the blues I would have called it an April fool’s. ;)

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.04.18 13:13:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Never a dull moment..

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.04.18 13:55:24 by tomwatchingsports Reply
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  • I think I missed something here. Akker injured?

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.04.18 14:14:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 14) : What was chilli and Franco playing?

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.04.18 14:15:59 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Lol Stephan sitting next to me at the braai cracking himself with this comments!!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.04.18 18:27:17 by osbal Reply

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  • I personally did not think it would be a bad idea especially with the new scrumming laws this year .. reminiscent of a Tom Lawton in the 1990s.

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.04.18 10:52:32 by byron Reply

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  • I did realise that it was an april fools joke btw

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.04.18 10:53:19 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 17) : He would have to be a very good tight head first. In my opinion. Also need to be strong carrier and fetcher. Then we would have something.

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.04.18 11:49:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Lions looking very flat past few games. Crasaders looked very beatable.

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.04.18 12:21:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • “ingrown toenail” – :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.04.18 09:17:16 by Bokhoring Reply

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