In the tunnel after the match Jamie Joseph was clearly pleased for Brad Thorn in his 100th Super Rugby match – however what was more evident was that he was pretty pleased to put one over his old Wellington coaching mate John Plumtree.
Sharksworld were in the middle of the media pack when both coaches were quizzed after/over the game.
Here was what John Plumtree had to say: [...]
According to an article in the [...]
When you pick a player out of position – as a last resort – to do a holding job for you, the last thing you really need is for him to deliver such a commanding performance that it complicates selection for the following week. [...]
In an interview with Darren Scott of Ballz Visual Radio, Sharks eighthman Ryan Kankowski has poured cold water on talk of divisions within the Sharks squad. [...]
Maks van Dyk, the Baby Bok tighthead, must have cut a lonely figure at Sharks XV practice yesterday as he tried to figure out how the hell he was going to move the scrum machine back all on his own… [...]
This morning some light was shed on the situation with John Plumtree and Ryan Kankowski who told The Business Day that he was “shocked” and “upset” to be left out of the Sharks touring squad.
In confirming the horror injury sustained by Paul Jordaan, which will see him miss pretty much the rest of the season, Sharks coach John Plumtree has revealed that the team are hoping for a quick-than-expected return to fitness for one of their missing Springboks. [...]
Sharksworld had the opportunity to have a direct and open discussion with Sharks Commercial Director Rudolf Straeuli yesterday, regarding some of the more, shall we say, “contentious” selection decisions for the Sharks tour. [...]
You will all have gathered, I’m sure, after my post-match rant, that I was far from impressed with what was dished up by the Sharks this past weekend. In fact, having almost expected the result, I had a whole string of articles lined up for this week aimed at pointing out exactly what I thought was wrong and asking searching questions of all concerned; players, coaches, administrators and even fans. [...]
So I woke up with a start around an hour ago after an evening that involved plenty of martinis in a lovely restaurant in downtown San Mateo California. Grabbing my Blackberry to check the news overnight, I honestly started to wonder whether I was actually awake at all, or whether the Sharks team announcement I read was just an extension of the weird drunken dream I’d been having. [...]
Oh man, I’m kind of chuckling as I write this… It seems that only three months with the Bulls and Tukkies coaching staff were enough to turn centre Piet Lindeque into a Super Rugby quality player – something which the Sharks themselves seemingly couldn’t get right in three years. [...]
Sharks coach John Plumtree has been quoted as saying that certain key members of the Sharks team will not get on the plane to tour. [...]
The Sharks (Pty) Ltd has announced that John Smit, as expected, has been appointed as the new CEO. [...]
The Stormers host the Sharks at Newlands this Saturday at 5pm in an all important match for both sides, but for very different reasons. The Sharks will want to keep their campaign on track with a win in their penultimate game before a tough tour where they will come up against the Chiefs, Highlanders, Reds and the Force. A loss against the Stormers this weekend will make a successful tour all the more important as the competition starts to get even tougher. The Stormers on the other hand are fighting for survival. [...]
As predicted earlier. Sharks coach John Plumtree has backed 19-year-old Sean Robinson to wear the right wing jersey for Saturday’s clash against the Stormers. [...]