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While we were preoccupied ……

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content on 26 May 2008 at 08:16

It seems there were quite a few interesting little bits of news, some nice, some not so nice, that seemed to slip under the radar during the build up to the S14 Semi-Finals.

Boela Du Plooy

Boela Du Plooy will not be returning to Bloemfontein after he declined a substantial but undisclosed offer from the Cheetahs. Du Plooy is currently playing for Stade Francais in Europe has an offer of player-coach on the table. It is not clear if this is from the Cheetahs or anyone else.

According to a player agent in SA it would not be surprising to see Du Plooy return to SA as a Hotel magnate. A leading Hotel group are interested in having Du Plooy at the helm of 5 hotels that are being planned for South Africa.

Player suspended for assaulting referee

A Disciplinary hearing was conducted on 19 May into the assault of 3rd division referee Milton Bolawa after a club match between Collegians III and Crusaders III on 16 May.

The outcome of the hearing was that two players were found Not-Guilty on the charge of behavior in contravention of good sportsmanhip (conduct unbecoming a sportsman). One of the players involved was found guilty of conduct unbecoming a sportsman and has been suspended from all levels of rugby, in any capacity for two years.

The incident reportedly occurred while the referee was in the Collegians change room after having abandoned the match early due to incidents during the match.

I wholeheartedly applaud the OFS Union for taking this stance against abuse of an official, but am extremely disappointed that they have declined to name and shame the player involved.

Sias Ebersohn called up to join SA u/20’s

Sias Ebersohn has been called up to join the SA u/20 squad in Saldanhabay as a specialist flyhalf. Eric Sauls made the decision to call on Ebersohn after Juan de Jongh (center) was forced to withdraw from the squad due to an unspecified injury. The SA u/20 will take part in the World Championship in Wales in June.

Ebersohn joins his brother in the squad.


  • C’mon OFS, Name and shame the player! 👿

    What’s the use of banning the guy for two years if you tell nobody who you banned. 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.05.08 10:29:17 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I thought Collegians and Crusaders were Durban clubs?

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.05.08 10:34:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    they are world wide clubs 😉

    Unless the boys from Dbn are playing in the S14 Final this weekend. 🙂

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.05.08 10:37:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sias Ebersohn called up to join SA u/20’s …. this boy should have been there to start with

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.05.08 11:18:09 by spykerbaard Reply

  • This is good news.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.05.08 11:23:52 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @spykerbaard (Comment 4) : are they playing in the Hobbit league? 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.05.08 11:28:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • i dont always get your humour RD, explain

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.05.08 11:40:24 by spykerbaard Reply

  • @spykerbaard (Comment 7) : those Ebersohns are skillful, but they’re very small

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.05.08 11:42:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • ok, thought it might be that…their size doesnt worry me too much as i didnt see anyone better to take their places, but now youre starting something, just now they’ll be known as the hobbit twins and might be getting a complex

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.05.08 11:52:15 by spykerbaard Reply

  • by the way, do you know how big/small Dolly is? i read a lot of comments on keo about him being too small to make it at top level, but he looked pretty average sized when i saw him playing

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.05.08 11:56:34 by spykerbaard Reply

  • @spykerbaard (Comment 4) :

    that was my initial response as well.

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.05.08 12:03:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @spykerbaard (Comment 10) :

    Isma-eel DOLLIE (Vodacom Western Province)
    DoB: 06.03.85. Height: 1.71m Weight: 79kg
    International record: Uncapped

    Have a look at comment #67 on the thread below.


  • Comment 12, posted at 26.05.08 12:07:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) :

    hi there KSA… what i’m really interested in now is who are we going to have available this cc… have you any idea who might be coming up from the wbeest side, whats going on with Hargreaves and Blignaut etc

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.05.08 12:16:04 by spykerbaard Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) :

    thanks, ok so he could put on a few kgs

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.05.08 12:25:18 by spykerbaard Reply

  • @spykerbaard (Comment 13) :

    that question is on my mind as well and Rob (I think it was him) raised another very valid question this am. Is the emerging bok tour overlapping the CC and the Senior Bok season?

    In othewr words are we losing our whole S14 team? 😉

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.05.08 12:25:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) :

    do we not have the dates for these comps? i’d love to know who’s left and who’s going to upgrade from the wildebeest

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.05.08 12:33:27 by spykerbaard Reply

  • Spyker – the way some of the guys played on Saturday – one wonders if PdV won’t use this as an excuse to not pick them?

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.05.08 12:34:56 by Nessa Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : we do. We will be without our Emerging Boks as well as our Springbok squad members for the opening game against WP on 20 June. The Egerging boks will be back for the next game against Boland on 27 June, but the Boks in the 3N squad will be away for most of July and August as well

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.05.08 12:36:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • Or maybe he will pick our guys and then leave them sitting on the bench like Jake often did.

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.05.08 12:37:14 by Nessa Reply

  • @Nessa (Comment 17) :

    Nah PdV is to clever to read that much into ONE match and also to clever to fall into the trap of listening to the Anti Shark brigade out there.

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.05.08 12:39:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) :

    We can only hope so.

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.05.08 12:40:33 by Nessa Reply

  • The Emerging Boks will play in the Nations cup.

    Nations Cup Fixtures.
    11/06/2008 Italy A v Russia, Bucharest
    11/06/2008 Emerging South Africa v Georgia, Bucharest
    11/06/2008 Uruguay v Romania, Bucharest

    15/06/2008 Georgia v Uruguay, Bucharest
    15/06/2008 Italy A v Emerging South Africa, Bucharest
    15/06/2008 Russia v Romania, Bucharest

    20/06/2008 Russia v Uruguay, Bucharest
    20/06/2008 Italy A v Georgia, Bucharest
    20/06/2008 Emerging South Africa v Romania, Bucharest

    CC starts on 20/06/2008 with
    Valke v Boland Kavaliers Bosman Stadium, Brakpan 19:00
    The Sharks v Vodacom WP The Absa Stadium, Durban 19:10

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.05.08 12:42:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Okay – just popped on to say hi – going to do some retail therapy. My niece’s birthday today and I don’t have a prezzie for her.


  • Comment 23, posted at 26.05.08 12:44:32 by Nessa Reply

  • @Nessa (Comment 19) :

    hi Ness, thats an awful thought but quite likely… you’ve just reminded me why i didnt care too much for Jake

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.05.08 12:45:01 by spykerbaard Reply

  • @Nessa (Comment 23) :

    Cheers Nessa

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.05.08 12:45:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • thanks for the dates Rob and KSA

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.05.08 12:48:45 by spykerbaard Reply


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