Morty is out in timely boost for Sharks

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super 14 on 17 Apr 2008 at 12:44
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Brumbies skipper Stirling Mortlock will not play against the Sharks this weekend.

We thought it was kind of fishy that Brumbies coach Gandalf Fisher had announced that Mortlock would play just a week after suffering a concussion against the Blues. The inspirational centre and goal-kicker hit his head against the knee of Auckland hooker Keven Mealamu during the Brumbies impressive win at Eden Park; a player will always be stood down after a concussion, even if it’s just a precaution and in this case it’s no different, with Mortlock due to return next week against the Lions.

The setback couldn’t come at a worse time for the Canberra outfit, playing a Sharks team who are hell-bent on hanging onto second place on the log, as well as their unbeaten record. Mortlock may well have played havoc with his direct opponent, young Frans Steyn, who is still adjusting to the defensive requirements of a number 13. Mortlock was one of few elder statemsen in the Brumbies team, given that both George Gregan and Stephen Larkham are no longer with the franchise. He is also a deadly goal kicker.

It is anticipated that Adam Ashley-Cooper will wear the number 13 jersey, with young Francis Fainifo coming back into the side at wing. Fisher is expected to name his side later today.


  • not to say “I told you so”, but I did 😉

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.04.08 12:52:26 by robdylan (LTOFT) Reply
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  • Yes you called the bluff Rob… 🙄

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.04.08 13:02:50 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

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  • I know my sheeeyat, that’s fo sho! 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.04.08 13:12:32 by robdylan (LTOFT) Reply
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  • Well this is bad news… for the Brumbies 😆

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.04.08 13:27:01 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!

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