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Lensing off to France

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Sharks on 7 May 2008 at 06:43
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Loosehead prop Kees Lensing is off to play for Castres as a “medical joker” till the end of the season.

There are still six rounds left in France’s Top 14.

Rugby 365 reports that Lensing, who turns 30 in June, has been contracted to the Sharks and played for the Wildebeest in the Vodacom Cup, unable to make the Sharks in Super 14. He captained Namibia at the 2007 World Cup and played for the Griffons, Eastern Province, the Bulls and Leeds before joining the Sharks.

Lensing will come in the place of Jérémy Castex who has sustained a neck injury.

Castres, who had a great win over log-leaders Clermont Auvergne this past weekend, have props Carl Hoeft, Kees Meeuws and Danie Saayman on their books.


  • Okay Rob stop celebrating. 😉 It seems like it is only temporarily.

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.05.08 07:09:19 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • “Carl Hoeft, Kees Meeuws and Danie Saayman on their books.”

    Add Lensing that is some prime beef!

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.05.08 07:24:57 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • This guy’s surely a waste of money for the Sharks… 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.05.08 07:40:22 by Charlie Reply
  • Yeah hope they get their deposit back 😀

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.05.08 08:25:46 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • damn… no doubt they’ll send him back when they figure out how useless he is.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.05.08 08:53:13 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • bryce,

    So Lensing was actually a “lay-bye” then… 😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.05.08 09:12:24 by Charlie Reply

  • This guy has been going through the motions since he got to the Sharks. We don’t need that type.

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.05.08 09:17:25 by yossarian Reply

  • What a waste of money Kees turned out to be. And Epi as well.

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.05.08 09:20:08 by Nessa Reply

  • And Fred 🙂

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.05.08 09:45:15 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Funny enough Rob – was about to say that too. 😉

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.05.08 09:58:21 by Nessa Reply

  • Did he ever play for the Sharks 1st XV?

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.05.08 10:14:04 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • A few times. Mostly currie cup

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.05.08 10:21:01 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • That’s swak.

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.05.08 10:40:09 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • Yea possibly the worst buy ever made and the most costly.

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.05.08 10:45:26 by Sauce Reply
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  • How could he have become some sh!te… he had decent season with the Bulls… and a great RWC with Namibia?

    I remember when he was first bought I was actually back in RSA at the KZN v Puma’s game (I think)… and talking him up… that was the last I ever saw of him 😯

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.05.08 10:50:45 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • so sh!te…

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.05.08 10:55:07 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • bryce, I don’t beleive he is a shite player at all. he has just never pulled finger at the Sharks. Maybe he is just there for the money – which he gets paid regardless fo how kak he performs.

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.05.08 11:10:53 by yossarian Reply

  • That’s the most disappointing thing for me as a fan. The fact that he lasted so long is questionable. Both reflective of his low work ethic and the Union’s inactivity or inability to jettison him.

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.05.08 11:26:03 by hellbent Reply

  • so how long before we start pointing fingers at Straeuli and questioning his competence for the job?

    Lensing, Farani, Taione, Michalak… pretty long list now.

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.05.08 11:31:51 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Lensing looked good at the Bulls…can’t understand why the Sharks didn’t use him more…was it that the player wasn’t motivated enough to perform?

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.05.08 11:36:49 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • What I don’t get is that Lensing was awesome for the Bulls…so why has he not performed at the Sharks? Did he just turn up for a pay day.
    When the Sharks signed him, the general reaction was extremely positive with most people saying he was a good signing and just what we needed.

    How can he have gone downhill so fast? Or are we just not getting the best out of him? There is no doubt that he can scrum!

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.05.08 11:47:40 by Villie Reply
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  • it’s a complete mystery…

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.05.08 11:58:38 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • thanks to google it seems he was supposed to join London Irish but then ‘went back on his word’ to join the Sharks.

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.05.08 12:12:04 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • Rob,

    In hindsight Taione has proved to be a bad signing and I suppose with his disciplinary record, it was always a risk. However he is exactly the type of player the Sharks are badly missing. We need a big, physical number 6 (not the way SA teams number them) with some grunt and mongrel about him. At the moment our loosies are a bit lightweight and we are getting outmuscled in the contact areas. We need someone that attracts 2 or 3 tacklers and always get over the advantage line. I know Lauaki plays 8…but he is the type of player we are short of!

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.05.08 12:15:35 by Villie Reply
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  • Juan Smith? Duanne Vermeulen?

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.05.08 12:17:15 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Bon voyage Kees… je ne pas lui manque!

    Now that frees up some cash in the form of Kees’ wages to buy a COMMITED player. Let’s hope Rudi does his homework this time though.

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.05.08 12:19:57 by Le Requinny Reply
  • even Bian Vermaak… or how about luring Cobus Grobelaar?

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.05.08 12:20:42 by Le Requinny Reply
  • Following on from Villie: aren’t we also missing a big, aggressive winger? Most of our guys are of the light ‘n’ fast variety (especially true of the Sharks). I think Craig Burden moving to hooker left us with fewer options on the wing.

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.05.08 13:06:48 by Waz Reply

  • Waz do we have any in RSA other than Spies?

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.05.08 13:23:18 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • we don’t have the big wingers in SA rugby. The Stormers, with all their depth, are reduced to fielding a PI every week ( Sireli Naqelevuki )

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.05.08 13:36:18 by yossarian Reply


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