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Pat Lambie


Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Original Content on 21 Jan 2019 at 08:51

Pat Lambie – the epitome of the rugby playing gentleman. Quietly and calmly going about his business, but taking charge when he needed to.  The ultimate team player  – probably to his detriment. Not the largest fly half by today’s standards but never scared to put his body on the line. Unfortunately the hard knocks he has taken over the past few years have ended his career prematurely.

I agree with Pastor – my favourite Lambie moment definitely is his try against WP where his hand-off on the way to the tryline put the Schalk Burger on his backside.

Enjoy the new adventure after rugby. We will miss you on the rugby field.

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126 Comments

  • Pat was a real general and when you look at his highlights you see how many of his biggest plays came in huge games. Massive BMT!

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.01.19 08:55:43 by Byron Wright Reply
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  • Pity but must always put health first!!!
    Best of luck for your future!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.01.19 09:01:50 by JD Reply
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  • My wife asked me when she found out that he is retiring if its a result of him being exposed from too young an age. My answer was that i dont think so but i do feel that if he had stuck to fullback rather than the high traffic area of flyhalf he could very possibly not have sustained the number of knocks and injuries that he did. Hindsight is 20/20 as they say.

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.01.19 09:02:32 by SheldonK Reply

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  • So its official

    I think I always knew it would come to this but I really was hoping to see Pat at his best in a Bok and Sharks jersey again.

    Pity but none the less there are plenty of great memories of Pat on and off the field always being an upstanding fine fellow. I remember hearing about Pat Lambie while he was still at school, thanks to Andy Capistagno, who would slip in his name into his commentaries, as someone destined to don the green and gold one day.The first time I saw Pat play live was a Sharks vs Boland u21 game in Wellington – he was sublime and one could see what Capistagno was on about.

    Anyway if one really wants to know what impact Pat Lambie has had on rugby (the game and the people associated with it) then just spend some time reading some of the tributes that have been paid to him.

    Thanks Pat, stay healthy.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.01.19 09:35:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 3) : don’t think it has anything to do with age. Think he has taken a lot of big hits to the head and as a result of accumulated knocks it became a health concern. Also like any other kind of injury you will find some players being more “prone” to a certain injury e.g. knees, shoulders, etc. Think Pat is just like Larkham and co who struggled with concussions.

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.01.19 10:21:47 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 3) : @JD (Comment 5) : Lets be honest, that hit by Stander to anybody in the world would have put the player in jeopardy and send out warning bells for future knocks and the effects they would have.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.01.19 10:41:26 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 6) : Look that knock was bad but if im not mistaken Lambie had been injured for at least a month if not more in each of the 3 super rugby season prior to that knock though. So his problems started way before the Stander knock.

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.01.19 11:13:08 by SheldonK Reply

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  • I dont remember the earlier knocks being head ijuries – were they? Maybe its just because the Stander knock was so sickening that it stands out.

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.01.19 11:48:55 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 8) : My memory isnt tha great but dont think they were head injuries, think one was a shoulder though. I just feel the attrition his body took at 10 meant it couldnt cope with the Stander blow and just weakened him for any future hits.

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.01.19 12:11:15 by SheldonK Reply

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  • If I have it correct,he struggled with migraines for most of his life. This made the concussion injuries worse and lengthened the recovery time. Just one of those very talented, very unlucky players. He will be missed on the field! I was hoping he would come back and finish at the Sharks in a few yeas, so that when my kids were older, they could see one of the Sharks’ greatest players back in black and white.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.01.19 08:22:46 by HeinF Reply

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  • Just an aside note…Pat Lambie’s wife is due in July…here’s to hoping for a boy and a second Lambie arriving at the Sharks in a few years :cool:

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.01.19 09:26:18 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 11) : Wouldn’t it be just absolute poetry seeing Pat’s son hand off Schalk Burger’s son to score?

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.01.19 10:22:07 by Karl Reply

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  • It speaks volumes about Pat as a person when you read all the tributes to him.

    All the best for the future Pat. You are a Sharks legend.

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.01.19 11:34:22 by StevieS Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 11) : I hope to see Pat involved in sharks coaching even at jnr levels soon. This kind of temperament loyalty and professionalism is sorely needed even at young ages in future players.

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.01.19 14:25:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 14) : In a brief interview he said they could remain over there until the baby is born as he is still doing rehab as well. But thinks they will most likely head back to SA to be close to family and friends. Never mentioned anything about wanting to be involved in rugby other than said he will be a good supporter. So guess will see…

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.01.19 15:33:44 by SheldonK Reply

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  • On a side note, Matthieu Basteraud has hinted at joining the sharks for the 2020 season. We love our frenchies, might be a little truth about this

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.01.19 17:32:06 by jdolivier Reply

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  • would be great to see lambie as a ambassador or a coach at the sharks if he wants too though, maybe he has other passions

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.01.19 17:43:37 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 16) : What a waste of money that would be! He’s not THAT good. Big, yes, but not much else. I’d much rather play Am, Ward, or even KvW. I’m a bit concerned that this could potentially chase Ward or Am away

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.01.19 18:17:25 by Karl Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 18) : The way Am and jem have been playing it would be a waste to lose them, not excited about the rumor, just sharing

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.01.19 20:56:44 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 16) : Wonder if we could covince him to play 6?

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.01.19 08:00:41 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 16) : @revolverocelot (Comment 17) : @Karl (Comment 18) : maybe if he’s willing to play for free but I would be disappointed if the Sharks spend a lot of money on signing him especially in the light of the form Ward and Am showed in 2018!

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.01.19 09:35:15 by JD Reply
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  • This is excuse the French so deja vu.
    Remember the last Frencman we contracted Frederic Michalak.
    Remember the hue and cry and breast beating about why we needed this over the hill French when we were so adequately stocked.
    Remember who won the Currie cup for us that year-end played himself into the French world cup team.
    Basteraud is the current French captain a hugely feared player, and it could only be an asset.
    I would go to K.P with renewed interest to watch him take out deAllende.

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.01.19 11:13:16 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 22) : There could very well be a mass exodus after 2019 so we may very well need him.

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.01.19 12:43:02 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 23) : Exactly, the better any of our players play (Sharks and other SA teams) the more chance of them getting the big money offer and heading off.

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.01.19 12:49:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 23) : Reckon that exodus will happen the moment Erasmus announces his world cup squad, and don’t expect any surprises there.

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.01.19 14:49:35 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 25) : I expect to see a few interesting names in that RWC squad due to SARU requirements. But yeh pretty much then if not before there will be a few bags packed. Especially guys not wanting to hang around for the Lions series etc.

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.01.19 15:06:49 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 20) : He will probably play anything he is asked

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.01.19 16:37:59 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 22) : Michalak was definitely a success Clement Poitrenaud was a massive waste of resources

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.01.19 18:49:53 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 28) : Thierry Lacroix and Olivier Roumat were probably before your time, both had wonderful Sharks careers l

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.01.19 21:04:12 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 29) : Thierry Lacroix I still remember, but yes was still very young

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.01.19 12:51:47 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 29) : Lacroix I do remember, but yes was a youngster those years. We called him spikey because of his hairstyle

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.01.19 12:53:12 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Lacroix was a great flyhallf years ahead of his time Roumat was a very powerful lock both were legends in Durban in their day
    Along with other foreign born players back to Murray Mexted, Chris Butcher,Federico Mendez ,John Plumtree just a few of the foreign born players have all added a little to the style that made Sharks rugby what it grew to be.
    The day we stop bringing in something different is the day we will become another stern type South African team playing Bulls rugby.
    So I welcome Matthieu Basteraud

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.01.19 13:49:00 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 32) : Lets not forget our Aussie connections Dick Cocks and Tom Lawton.

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.01.19 15:37:50 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 33) : Then there are the current coaches who were once Sharks players,Gregor Townsend coaching Scotland,Plum coaching Hurricanes,Tony Brown Sunwolves,Johan Ackeman Gloucester,sure there are more,

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.01.19 16:44:16 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 34) : I’m sure there’s a place for foreigners coming into the side, but I couldn’t think of a good enough reason to bring in such a high calibre signing to fill a position we’re so strong in already. Rather use the opportunity to shore up some weaker positions at the same time as using a foreigner to lure a few more fans to the tank. Also, let’s not forget the guys who came in on presumably big paychecks and actually did nothing… Mou Botha, Andy Goode, and that prop whose name escapes me now come to mind

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.01.19 17:30:24 by Karl Reply

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  • So I am going to keep banging this Drum!

    The Bulls are set to sign Garth April as fly-half cover because Marnitz Boshoff their third choice fly-half will be out for 3 months. We name a squad with only one official fly-half and Bosch as cover. The bulls are worried they short and are about to sign a fourth fly-half!

    We are really putting a lot of faith in Rob not getting injured even though he had no off season.

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.01.19 08:44:55 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 32) : and so say all of us

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.01.19 08:50:38 by benji Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 36) : Some teams have won SR before and some teams take the competition seriously with the intent of winning while others, well hey ….

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.01.19 08:52:31 by benji Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 22) : and he single handedly dragged the Sharks into the SR final in 2012 having only taken up the 10 half way through the season

  • Comment 39, posted at 25.01.19 08:56:14 by benji Reply
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  • So is it confirmed that April will be moving to bulls?

  • Comment 40, posted at 25.01.19 12:32:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 40) : Watch this space where Cam Wright will be moving there soon. Very poor manament of this talent by sharks coach will lose him to us.

  • Comment 41, posted at 25.01.19 12:34:12 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I predict bulls will be a bigger hassle than the Lions to us this year.

  • Comment 42, posted at 25.01.19 12:41:41 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 41) : I would hate for us to lose Wright. He’s a great talent. We should have used him more.

  • Comment 43, posted at 25.01.19 13:52:06 by StevieS Reply
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  • Any comments on the awards evening?

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.01.19 16:48:31 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 43) : Unless he goes to WP or back overseas and even then i cant see him being the number 1 choice 9…so why not just stay in Durban

  • Comment 45, posted at 28.01.19 07:57:02 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Julesgr8ter (Comment 44) : A bit bummed that Bohemian Rhapsody did not win the top award but chuffed that Rami Malek got the male leading actor nod. :lol:

  • Comment 46, posted at 28.01.19 11:49:19 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 38) : So you are calling the Bulls to win it this year? :twisted:

  • Comment 47, posted at 28.01.19 11:50:35 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 47) : Nope but I think they going to mount a serious challenge

  • Comment 48, posted at 28.01.19 12:33:25 by benji Reply
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  • The Bulls always seem to save their best rugby for when they play the Sharks. Especially Warrick Gelant

  • Comment 49, posted at 28.01.19 12:37:53 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @benji (Comment 48) : Do you think they will be the best SA franchise, where do you see us in the SA context.

  • Comment 50, posted at 28.01.19 12:39:07 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I find these comments here very funny ,firstly consider that daily there is shock and awe that we don’t have serious back up for Rob at 10,and in the next post doom and gloom that the serious back up for Schreuder at 9 will be leaving because he can’t be guaranteed starting opportunities .
    You can’t have both ways either you want the back up to be first class or you don’t.
    I for one like the All Black situation ,of Aaron Smith and TJ Perenara,two totally different players you can change at will any time in the game.
    I feel Schreuder and Wright offer the same kind of option.
    Anyone who ever watched him play will know that Rob snr was one of the best no9 ever, its a position he was instrumental in developing,Im certain he has Cameron Wrights interstate heart.

  • Comment 51, posted at 28.01.19 13:09:46 by The hound Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 50) : Yes I think they will edge the Lions for top spot and the Sharks will sneak into the play offs

  • Comment 52, posted at 28.01.19 14:41:21 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 52) : So at least 3 SA teams in the play offs – that would be positive.

  • Comment 53, posted at 28.01.19 15:36:24 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Bulls winning the SA conference? Brave call…
    I’m not going to go with them…
    I will go with WP to be bottom…maybe…surely the behind the scenes stuff playing itself out right now must affect their chances. Sponsors threatening to withdraw, players not ruling out strikes and administrators who display the sort of temperament and skill that make you have to wonder whether they are TRYING to trip themselves up?! It’s presenting me with the huge challenge of trying to suppress my Schadenfreude!!

  • Comment 54, posted at 28.01.19 17:27:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 47) : I wouldn’t say that, but they may be more of a challenge than lions to us this year.

  • Comment 55, posted at 28.01.19 18:31:56 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 55) : Note I said to us. Since they always seem to bring their best when playing us.

  • Comment 56, posted at 28.01.19 18:34:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 54) : That depends if they get the luck of the draw with fixtures like they so often do.

  • Comment 57, posted at 28.01.19 18:35:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 57) : Wp that is.

  • Comment 58, posted at 28.01.19 18:35:45 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 53) : Nobody is talking about the Jaguares, and based on form last season, Pumas beating Aus in Aus, etc. I expect may be the favorites to take the SA conference. Also I expect with them being so competitive, it will be difficult to say the least for 3 SA teams to qualify along with the Jaguares. It could be a very interesting conference in SuperRugby.

  • Comment 59, posted at 28.01.19 18:48:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Does anyone know if the sharks lions superhero challenge be aired?

  • Comment 60, posted at 28.01.19 18:50:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I like the black panther jersey

  • Comment 61, posted at 28.01.19 18:52:52 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 60) : Yip; 13:55 on channel 201 followed by Stormers vs Bulls game

  • Comment 62, posted at 28.01.19 21:16:15 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 60) : sorry that’s DSTV SuperSport channel

  • Comment 63, posted at 28.01.19 21:19:50 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @Julesgr8ter (Comment 63) : Thanks that’s great news.

  • Comment 64, posted at 28.01.19 21:56:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Hell yeah can’t wait for this weekends action. I will be there. Here’s to the black and white. Salute!!!!!

  • Comment 65, posted at 28.01.19 22:00:37 by osbal Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 53) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 59) : yes I forgot about the Jags , must agree 3 SA teams probably not going to happen , as for Sharks not going to be easy and probably won’t make play offs

  • Comment 66, posted at 28.01.19 22:20:23 by benji Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 59) : I totally forgot about the Jaguares. They can never be written off.

  • Comment 67, posted at 28.01.19 23:33:07 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 49) : In fairness, Keegan Daniel used to reserve his best rugby for games against the Bulls. It seems the wheel has simply turned.

  • Comment 68, posted at 29.01.19 08:44:26 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 68) : Fully agree KD was the Bulls kryptonite

  • Comment 69, posted at 29.01.19 08:53:35 by benji Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 68) : That is very true

  • Comment 70, posted at 29.01.19 09:04:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • My Sharks side to play against the Lions in Super hero game:
    1. Beast 2. Akker 3. DuToit 4. Koegelenberg 5. Andrews 6. Van Der Walt 7. Paul 8. D DuPreez 9. Schreuder 10. R DuPreex 11. Fassi 12. Esterhuizen 13. Am 14. Nkosi 15. Bosch
    Bench: Schoeman, Chilliboy, Coenie, Botha, Stringer, Wright, Ward, Louw

  • Comment 71, posted at 29.01.19 11:09:23 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 71) : Why select such a strong side though, it’s only a practise run …

  • Comment 72, posted at 29.01.19 11:19:05 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 72) : As far as i know its the only real game before the comp starts so when else is there time to get guys back on the same thinking as they have all been all over the place at various other teams etc. I feel the Sharks ar going to need every point possible this season so cant afford to start off slowly. I struggle to see the benefit of these teams picking players for these warm up games who are basically their supersport challenge players at most…cant see the benefit of that in prepping for super rugby

  • Comment 73, posted at 29.01.19 11:43:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 72) : Agreed. @Sheldon I would give that whole bench a run include some new guys like Ruben v heerden kerron v vuuren grant Cam Wright Williams and give Zas some time as well as rhyno Smith. Who knows when they will see daylight again?

  • Comment 74, posted at 29.01.19 11:47:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 74) : The fringe guys should all feature in supersport challenge. Would not play the main guys before the comp starts?

  • Comment 75, posted at 29.01.19 12:23:45 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Effectively the team playing Supersport challenge and staying fit in case of injuries should be something along the lines of:
    1. Majola 2. Van Vuuren 3. Meyer 4. Van Heerden 5. Van Der Mescht 6. Stringer 7. Vermuelen 8. Mthembu 9. Williams 10. Winaar 11. Zas 12. Visagie 13. Van Wyk 14. Mukendi 15. Smith

  • Comment 76, posted at 29.01.19 12:28:12 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 76) : Sheesh, it’d be a tough one for v Wyk and Vermeulen to be relegated to that squad

  • Comment 77, posted at 29.01.19 12:50:56 by Karl Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 75) : Hasn’t worked well for us two three years now. We have to start without some strong players list to friendlies. In my opinion one of the main reasons we have been having slow starts in SR. Fitness and game readiness will come in one or two games but if we injure and lose guys without reason we have many weeks if weakness. It’s a 50 50 each game I know friendly or league match alike but would err on the side of caution just based on our record of the past 3 years.

  • Comment 78, posted at 29.01.19 12:54:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 71) : Good side I would leave out louw and have Van Wyk as he covers wing and center but otherwise I agree fully. We only have one warm up so may as well use the best 15.

  • Comment 79, posted at 29.01.19 13:16:52 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Well for my money I would say Rob has to use the friendly to assess his unknowns rather than run his settled players. Their form can and must come out in the wash but we cannot go into SR not knowing what the replacements can bring to the table before it matters.

  • Comment 80, posted at 29.01.19 15:09:54 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 80) : We don’t know what shape Coenie, van Wyk, Smith and several other new additions are in. We can’t afford to only find this in game 2 and 3 it will slow us down.

  • Comment 81, posted at 29.01.19 15:13:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • One thing I can say is Rob snr probably has it better than any SA coach in terms of coaching and consultant staff. So as much pressure as there is on this year’s sharks team to live up to their talent, he has no excuse for not finishing top of SA log given his coaching resources.

  • Comment 82, posted at 29.01.19 15:22:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 81) : But we also don’t know what shape the first 15 are in? We cant afford to be shocked by the Sunwolves. I can see the need to give Coenie a run though because he may be first choice TH if he is back to his best and we could rest Bosch,Rob and Phillip who had no off season and should be match fit.

    So a hybrid side of :1) Beast 2) Akker 3) Coenie 4) Koeglenberg 5) Andrews 6) Stringer 7) Paul 8) Dan 9) Louis 10) Ryno 11) Van Wyk 12) Andre 13) Am 14)Nkosi 15) Fassi

  • Comment 83, posted at 29.01.19 15:32:05 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 79) : we actually have two warm up games; 10th February sees the second of the Super Hero series in Durban – we will play Bulls and Lions will play Stormers

  • Comment 84, posted at 29.01.19 15:32:55 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 83) : Yup or a first and second half team or 50 + 30 mins run for each. One thing is sure we should have added some time (more games) to get the feel for everyone’s readyness.

  • Comment 85, posted at 29.01.19 15:36:18 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 85) : But time is not on our side.

  • Comment 86, posted at 29.01.19 15:36:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Julesgr8ter (Comment 84) : Really? had no idea!

  • Comment 87, posted at 29.01.19 15:37:27 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 83) : That could also work. What are your subs?

  • Comment 88, posted at 29.01.19 15:37:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 85) : I think that is what Rob will do give everyone a run but it is odd we didn’t have a warm up game this past weekend. Almost like we are treating the sunwolves as an extra warm up which is very arrogant.

  • Comment 89, posted at 29.01.19 15:39:11 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Easter is back! good move

  • Comment 90, posted at 29.01.19 15:39:30 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 90) : Yes hence my comments on Rob’s coaching depth. I think he is best off, of any SA coach. I would however have Easter replace loubscher.

  • Comment 91, posted at 29.01.19 15:40:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 91) : Is the Frenchie already in or not?

  • Comment 92, posted at 29.01.19 15:42:09 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 92) : I would like to see Frenchie next to Am or van Wyk at 13 that flair would be a nice addition if it works.

  • Comment 93, posted at 29.01.19 15:44:35 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 91) : Loubscher will most likely be taking a back seat to williams anyway and so we should be very well stocked with coaching depth as you say.

  • Comment 94, posted at 29.01.19 15:45:00 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 93) : Or even next to Ward.

  • Comment 95, posted at 29.01.19 15:45:09 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 93) : Think he is only being considered for 2020.

  • Comment 96, posted at 29.01.19 15:45:28 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 94) : Yup so Rob has had more time to settle and know his team than any other SA coach and he has a wealth of experience next to him, so no excuses.

  • Comment 97, posted at 29.01.19 15:46:35 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 96) : Too bad. I like Andre but he has some limitations in terms of creativity.

  • Comment 98, posted at 29.01.19 15:47:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 72) :Hopefully because I will get to the games and they want to entertain. :grin:

  • Comment 99, posted at 29.01.19 15:49:20 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 98) : What a menace though if we have Rob next to big Andre or next the big Frenchie with Am or Ward next to that. Or even an option of moving Andre to replacement FH next to Frenchie and Am/Ward

  • Comment 100, posted at 29.01.19 15:51:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 97) : Agree fully its now or never for Rob. I am a bit of an Andre fan so a bit bias but he isn’t a creator as you say. A decent distributor for a big guy and has a good offload but not a creator. Basterdau is very similar and can play 13 so the two of them together with Am on the wing could steam roll some sides like the Halstead/Synman combo did.

  • Comment 101, posted at 29.01.19 15:51:40 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 101) : Would be nice to see

  • Comment 102, posted at 29.01.19 15:52:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So Nick Easter is back on the Sharks coaching team for SuperRugby…Good news in my opinion..

    http://sharksrugby.co.za/nick-easter-returns-to-durban/?fbclid=IwAR1cXkvLsN9tbBGWsyqunpOWPgnvhDZPyYLUF4LwsFlwdL-DsJ80JyKj55M

  • Comment 103, posted at 29.01.19 18:18:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 103) : Excellent!!

  • Comment 104, posted at 29.01.19 21:05:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 103) : reading into to this I gather it is only a short term deal?

  • Comment 105, posted at 29.01.19 22:47:55 by durbsguy Reply

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  • @durbsguy (Comment 105) : It sounds like Easter is looking to enhance his coaching credentials, and while he certainly brings something to the Sharks, I think he feels he is also gaining from the experience. I expect he will receive some coaching offers after the RWC.

  • Comment 106, posted at 30.01.19 03:30:24 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @durbsguy (Comment 105) : Yup just consultant.

  • Comment 107, posted at 30.01.19 07:17:40 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 101) : Halstead and Snyman, though good individually, was one of the worst centre combinations we’ve had at the Sharks, in my opinion; far too similar and one-dimensional. I still remember them being comprehensively outplayed by Ettiene Botha and Adi Jacobs, when those two were playing for the Valke.

  • Comment 108, posted at 30.01.19 09:04:18 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 108) : Didn’t we make the Super rugby final with them as a center combo in 2001? Think Kayser played in the final at 13 though? I was a lightie so i just loved them running over people and with Butch at 10 and Kayser on the wing that must have been the most pysical backline the sharks ever had. We may have also had dean hall? not too sure on that though

  • Comment 109, posted at 30.01.19 09:32:50 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • how did I forget about Ruben Van Heerden, he played really well for us in the few CC games he played once we signed him, some how he looked a much taller and physical chap in the sharks gear for some reason, very athletic for someone that big.

    thus we have
    Botha
    Andrews
    Gideon K
    Paul
    Van Heerden

    followed by young guns
    JJ
    Evans
    who in my humble opinion we shouldn’t rush

  • Comment 110, posted at 30.01.19 09:57:22 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • you obviously never saw Henri Honiball and Pieter Muller in [email protected]Byron Wright (Comment 109) :

  • Comment 111, posted at 30.01.19 14:12:54 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 111) : I remember them but was still a bit young to fully appreciate how the game worked but you right its generally accepted that Lem was in a class of his own at 10 in terms of physicality and Muller was also know for his big hits so they would most likely be ahead of James/Halstead.

  • Comment 112, posted at 30.01.19 14:34:09 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 111) : ohhhh…a thing of beauty!!!

  • Comment 113, posted at 30.01.19 23:42:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Hi guys. Anyone know when we will get some team news for Sundays matches?

  • Comment 114, posted at 31.01.19 08:30:34 by Quintin Reply

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  • The Cell C Sharks taken from Sharksrugby.co.za

    Juan Schoeman
    Kerron van Vuuren
    Thomas du Toit
    Gideon Koegelenberg
    Hyron Andrews
    Jacques Vermeulen
    Tyler Paul
    Daniel du Preez
    Louis Schreuder (Captain)
    Curwin Bosch
    Makazole Mapimpi
    Marius Louw
    Lukhanyo Am
    Sbu Nkosi
    Lwazi Mvovo
    Replacements

    Akker van der Merwe
    Mzamo Majola
    Khutha Mchunu
    JJ van der Mescht
    Luke Stringer
    Wian Vosloo
    Phepsi Buthelezi
    Cameron Wright

  • Comment 115, posted at 31.01.19 10:38:03 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 115) : A good team, I would just have loved to see Fassi at 15. not a lot of backline players on that bench though?

  • Comment 116, posted at 31.01.19 10:55:48 by HeinF Reply

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  • 24. Rhyno Smith. 25. Jeremy Ward. 26. Fassi

  • Comment 117, posted at 31.01.19 11:36:11 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • Very interesting side named. Curious to see how some of the combos go and the game plan adopted. 6/2 bench split kind of gives away the type of gameplan though…

  • Comment 118, posted at 31.01.19 11:37:03 by SheldonK Reply

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  • So guys not playing include: Beast, Chilliboy, Coenie,Meyer, Botha, Van Heerdan, Van Der Walt, R DuPreez, Esterhuizen, Ward, Fassi, Zas, Van Wyk, Smith

  • Comment 119, posted at 31.01.19 11:50:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Julesgr8ter (Comment 117) : Yes is see that SA rugby mag has these guys as well just not the sharks site.

  • Comment 120, posted at 31.01.19 12:02:30 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 119) : SA Rugby mag has a 26 man squad including 24. Rhyno Smith. 25. Jeremy Ward. 26. Fassi

  • Comment 121, posted at 31.01.19 12:03:15 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 121) : Ah ok makes sense to have enlarged squads. Just see the Bulls named only 23 but guessing they have more too

  • Comment 122, posted at 31.01.19 12:42:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 122) : I see both Bulls and Stormers have named 26 man teams

  • Comment 123, posted at 31.01.19 13:09:27 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Personally I think it smart to not put the best team up. I would actually have put in more youngsters maybe a 70 30 mix and bring some regulars off the bench at 50 mins. Next week increase the ratio of experience to youth and sub more regulars in at 50 mins again.

  • Comment 124, posted at 31.01.19 17:51:52 by coolfusion Reply

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  • This being a friendly do we get a large number of subs? Maybe even a 50% replacement at half time?

  • Comment 125, posted at 31.01.19 17:53:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • SA rugby could have helped each other hugely by allowing 30 man squads and each side being played a different 15.

  • Comment 126, posted at 31.01.19 17:56:06 by coolfusion Reply

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