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‘Tough guy’ Steyn may play

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 13 May 2008 at 06:27

Francois Steyn, the Sharks’ helter-skelter centre, may still play in Saturday’s make-or-break Super 14 outing against the Chiefs at King’s Park.

Steyn damaged a rib cartilage when he landed on the ball following a heavy tackle in the final quarter of the weekend game against the Cheetahs.

John Bishop writes in The Witness that the injury would usually sideline a player for a couple of weeks but team doctor Craig Roberts said on Monday he was “quietly optimistic” Steyn would recover in time. “He is a tough guy and recovers quickly from injury. He is already responding well to treatment and we will give him every opportunity to play,” said Roberts.

Roberts, who was last week named as the Springbok’s new team doctor, said that there were a number of bruised and sore players “but no real concerns.”

Bismarck du Plessis went off during Saturday’s game but the Bok hooker will be fit for the Chiefs game.

“Bismarck du Plessis took a finger in the eye but he seems to have recovered well.”

Sharks captain and lock Johann Muller was back at training on Monday and Roberts said he was “looking good for the weekend.”

Certainly coach Dick Muir faces a number of difficult selections – in midfield, particularly if Steyn is passed fit, and in the second row.

Centres Steyn, Adrian Jacobs, Brad Barritt and Waylon Murray are all in contention while Muir has also to omit one of his four locks (Muller, Johan Ackermann, Steven Sykes or Albert van den Berg) from the match 22.

Muir was delighted with the influence that the recalled Ackermann had on Saturday’s game. “We have signed him for two more years,” the Sharks coach joked later.

He will also have been heartened by the improved showing of the backs and the impressive contributions from Ndungane, Steyn, Stefan Terblanche and wing JP Pietersen who was more involved in the action and made the early running for two of Jacques Botes’ tries.

Saturday’s match kicks off at 19:10 and the Sharks will be hoping to better the disappointing 25 000 crowd that watched them beat the Cheetahs.


  • Roberts, who was last week named as the Springbok’s new team doctor

    I missed that bit. Congrats.

    dissappointed for the Sharks by that though, he is good.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.05.08 07:09:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Must have been mentioned in paragraph 4 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.05.08 08:04:08 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • :mrgreen:

    Hey I made a POINT of reading the whole article of everything i posted this morning though 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.05.08 08:06:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • If Steyn is still ‘iffy’ start with Barrit and Murray (sorry Adi, watched the game again today, you’re a better impact player) with Steyn in the bench…

    AVDB falls to the bench for Muller… and AJ (better performance) is replaced a it earlier this time by Deysel… everything else remains the same…

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.05.08 08:19:11 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Good morning all – actually I saw that on TV – they put up a list of names of the Bok team management and his name was there. Contrats to Doc – sorry to lose him though.

    Happy birthday to Craig Burden and his sister today – hope you both have a great day!!! Keep up the good work Craig!

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.05.08 08:20:05 by Nessa Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : Good stuff!

    Must say, I don’t think it makes sense to risk Steyn this weekend. We can beat the Chiefs without him and it would be silly to put him at risk of a longer term injury

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.05.08 08:20:55 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @Nessa (Comment 5) : Is Craig a twin?

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.05.08 08:22:03 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Yes he is.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.05.08 08:27:05 by Nessa Reply

  • @Nessa (Comment 8 ) : Cool. So we have 4 twins in the team

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.05.08 08:39:40 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • 4? Of course there is Odwa – who are the other two?

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.05.08 08:41:42 by Nessa Reply

  • I hereby formally conceded that, at this point in time, the better centre combination for Saturday’s match should be the old firm of Barrit and Murray…..

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.05.08 08:42:11 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Murray hasn’t impressed me this season. 😥

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.05.08 08:43:11 by Nessa Reply

  • I also agree with Rob – I would rest Francois today – or at least play him from the bench.

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.05.08 08:46:40 by Nessa Reply

  • “today”? Sorry … 😳

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.05.08 08:46:58 by Nessa Reply

  • Hi Ness and others!

    #12 – agree…sadly so – but I do… 🙁

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.05.08 08:49:17 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Hello Ice. He seems to have forgotten how to pass the ball!

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.05.08 08:50:06 by Nessa Reply

  • Morning ppl. It is Burdens birthday today!!!! 23 years young :mrgreen: happy birthday to Burden!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.05.08 08:50:42 by Reds Reply

  • #11

    DP 😆

    I am afraid I also have to make that same concession.

    TT must be grinning from ear to ear

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.05.08 08:50:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 11) :

    Hear hear bruvver… if Steyn is not 100%…

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.05.08 08:51:39 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • KSA – Brad was awesome.

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.05.08 08:52:05 by Nessa Reply

  • @Nessa (Comment 10) : keegan and jean deysel are twins 🙂

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.05.08 08:54:53 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Keegan? He has a brother but he is younger than Keegan isn’t he?

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.05.08 08:57:05 by Nessa Reply

  • 😆

    Nessa Rob is being a “smart arse” Daniel and Deysel were born on the same day same year. ……….. So Rob calls them twins. 😉

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.05.08 08:59:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ohhhhh!!! Had me confused there – thought I knew the whole of Keegan’s family. 😉

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.05.08 09:00:24 by Nessa Reply

  • Not that it takes much to confuse me. 😳

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.05.08 09:00:45 by Nessa Reply

  • @Nessa (Comment 25) : I’m tricksy some days 🙂

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.05.08 09:02:04 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Want my hairdresser’ nr, Ness??? He is a magician with colour!! 😉

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.05.08 09:02:12 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Another piece of useless information – Keegan, Jean, Brent Russell and Andries Strauss are all born on 5 March.

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.05.08 09:03:22 by Nessa Reply

  • Ice – maybe I should go blonde – they say they have more fun! 😉

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.05.08 09:04:10 by Nessa Reply

  • IMO – yes…. 😉 But knowing you…I tend to twist that op a little!! 😎

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.05.08 09:06:43 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • #29

    The important thing is that Ice STAY blonde………………None of this artificial intelligence please 😉

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.05.08 09:07:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Now don’t spoil my fun KSA!! Did you have a nice quiet evening with Kette last night?

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.05.08 09:08:16 by Nessa Reply

  • I had a forced quiet evening – no phone line for 3 weeks at home. Telkom strikes again!!!

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.05.08 09:08:46 by Nessa Reply

  • #31 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thanks a mill….. 😥

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.05.08 09:09:01 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • #32

    No. 🙁

    I ordered Canton Noodles and Spicy beef for dinner and after putting my beef on my Noodles I discovered the chef had decided to “experiment” with some new spice on the Noodle which made it impossible to eat. ( The restaurant will be hearing from me when they open today 👿 )

    That was me in foul mood for the rest of the evening. 👿

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.05.08 09:11:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • #35…Important lesson KSA…if all else fail…skip the rest and proceed to pudding… 😉

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.05.08 09:13:25 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Yup Ice – most definitely – proceed directly to the pudding. 😉

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.05.08 09:16:43 by Nessa Reply

  • Yip Ness – kette was all WOOHOO…then KSA – who obvioulsy did not know the golden rule…gets upset about spices??!! 😆 😆

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.05.08 09:20:43 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • i have the same noodles made by the same chef for yonks now……..then he decides to F%^& with the recipe 👿

    Ek gaan sy bal vastrap!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.05.08 09:23:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hehehe KSA…you are LIVID!! If any consolation…I *^%$^& with the recipe constantly… 😉

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.05.08 09:28:48 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Let’s just hope Kette doesn’t get the same ‘pudding’ from the same chef for yonks eh 😆 ❓

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.05.08 09:34:18 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Bryce – oh but she does. Chef KSA.

    We had better revert to rugby topics – or “you know who” is going to pay us a visit. 😉

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.05.08 09:35:30 by Nessa Reply

  • #41 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    ANNNDDD – Baack to matters at hand… 😉

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.05.08 09:44:43 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @Nessa (Comment 42) : I wouldn’t worry. Admin is down the barber shop getting his Bokkie moussed…

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.05.08 09:47:43 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 40) :

    You wouldn’t have lasted long in our household.

    Very few things piss me off more than looking forward to a meal that i enjoy only to find out it’s a meal with a twist of something else added. 👿

    Tell me “Sir should we try some new spices” and i will say “Yeah that’s an idea” but don’t make me look forward to Plain Noodles and then add a piece of horse radish to it. 👿

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.05.08 09:53:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Seems like food and rugby are synonomous.
    My mouth still waters for the Bunnychow some of you had on your Super 14 final trip last year.

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.05.08 10:00:20 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • # 45…Innuendo’s KSA…. 😈

    I told you – I can just braai….I dont bake and I do make the odd Jamie Oliver wondermeal…never to be repeated again coz I cannot remember what the hell i put in and dont want to take the chance for Mr Ice to not have pudding!!

    Horse radish in noodles??? 😯 😯 I am with you on this one, mate!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.05.08 10:04:40 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 47) :

    In my end ou!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😯

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.05.08 10:10:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • ❓ ❓ WHAT??? 😕

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.05.08 10:16:46 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • I would definately want Steyn in the squad, you never know if that hoof of his may be required to wipe out a points difference to gain the final spot in the semi’s and if the only opportunities are 50 meters out then there is no other option.

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.05.08 10:17:16 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • #48…#49 – Ignore…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.05.08 10:21:12 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Eish busy bees…
    Well did Steyn get a rest after the world cup..maybe he just needs a break….but from what I heard he had awesome game on Saturday!

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.05.08 21:02:24 by Debs Reply


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