Another Shark outta here?

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 7 Aug 2008 at 09:42
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It looks like Scott Mathie is on his way.

Mathie, a Durban boy through and through, played some age-group rugby for the Blue Bulls, before moving back to the Sharks in 2006. He established himself as back-up scrumhalf to Ruan Pienaar in the Super 14 that year and put in some good performances, particularly in the 2006 Currie Cup. 2007 saw Mathie’s season severely disrupted through injury, as he hurt his neck in pre-season training. He sat on the sidelienes virtually the whole season and watched in frustration as Rory Kockott staked his claim to the Sharks number 9 jersey.

Mathie was fit to play again at the start of the 2008 season, but missed out on a Super 14 place and had to make do with being rotated in and out of the Wildebeest scrumhalf position, one he shared with Neil de Bruyn and new recruit Charl Mcleod. Since Kockott’s injury against Boland in this year’s Currie Cup, Mathie has managed to force himself back into the squad and played his best game in a long time against Griquas last week. He will be on the bench against Western Province on Friday.

I have no idea when he’s leaving, or where he will be heading, but the fact that virtually the entire Sharks team attended a farewell for him at an M&A restaurant in Durban this week, indicates that we probably won’t see too much more of Scott Mathie in Sharks colours. We’ll keep you posted as and when we have more details.


  • I expect a lot of joy from this site?? ❓

    Well, whatever anyone’s opinion about the man, it is to me the same sad news than was Barrits. We shouls not lament only the best players IMO. 😥

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.08.08 09:55:23 by Silver Fox Reply
    Silver Fox
  • Well – I’m in two minds. Scott has served us well in the past, but I fear the injuries he suffered really knocked him back. He was good against Griquas and is starting to come back into form. The fact, though, that Ruan has decided he’s going to slug it out at scrummie means we are really well covered at 9, with Kockott and Macleod also in the mix. I’d rather we let him go and hopefully get another loose forward or fullback into the squad

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.08.08 10:10:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • I am going to resist the urge to say anything negative, and would like to wish him well. With all due respect, and with his own player aspirations in mind, he shouldn’t expect to play ahead of Rory or Ruan and perhaps it is in his best interests to go somewhere where he will get game time. I like the look of McLeod (in a purely non-sexual manner) and would like to see more of him.

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.08.08 10:15:27 by hellbent Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    You don’t want to get in the same situation as us a few seasons ago when we had 9 senior Scrumhalfs on contract…LOL!

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.08.08 10:16:32 by walter van Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • @walter van (Comment 4) : You want three for the S14 in case of injury, and then another 2 for VC. Problem is even four is a lot, but if you get one injury you’re in trouble. So you have 5 or even six, and come Currie Cup, you have 4 twiddling their fingers and getting itchy feet.
    It’s easily solved with more rugby competitions, but would that help/grow the game at all?

    A Rainbow Cup (SA vs HC teams) to run concurrently with the CC would be great, all games against SA oppo to double for CC and RC points.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.08.08 10:23:20 by hellbent Reply

  • @hellbent (Comment 5) :

    I agree that you need 3 for S14, but the 3rd one can play VC with a 4th one. So 4 is fine if you ask me. I think we only have 2 at the Lions at the moment, which is a bit silly, maybe he is joining us?

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.08.08 10:45:05 by walter van Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • Nine nines = plenty.

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.08.08 11:13:33 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Im sure that he didnt only play age group rugby for the Bulls but also CC and maybe even S14 – mostly from the bench.

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.08.08 11:28:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • sharks obviosly don’t think much of him if the fairwell was at a mugg and bean. oh sorry misread again.

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.08.08 13:29:35 by try time Reply

  • I was reading the Banter board on Superbru, they say that Andries Strauss has left Sharks to go to Griekwas? Rob, KSA how true is that?

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.08.08 14:06:28 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette
  • mathie is going to Leeds

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.08.08 14:10:20 by jjj1 Reply

  • @jjj1 (Comment 11) : Thanks for that. Inside info?

    @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 10) : That’s news to me

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.08.08 14:15:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Yep I have checked all the sites and couldn’t find anything on that, must be a rumour then 😡 Thank you.

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.08.08 14:18:28 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 10) : Hi Mads!!
    😮 I think a lot of people out there get all the “Strausses” mixed up 🙄

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.08.08 14:20:11 by Me2 Reply

    Me2 aka Mama Shark
  • @Me2 (Comment 14) : Hi there Me2! I think you may be right there I know I do 😥 Sharks are looking really good, I just hope Steyn doesn’t try and be hero and spoil the synergy they have finally got, otherwise I am really confident about this next match!

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.08.08 14:22:20 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 13) : Doesn’t mean it’s not true.

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.08.08 14:22:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • I saw the pictures of his going away dinner last night and while I was flipping thru them I was trying to figure out where exactly he was going since I haven’t seen any official news of his departure.

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.08.08 14:34:02 by Milissa Reply

  • No wonder he was getting so much game time… 🙄

    Good luck Scottie…

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.08.08 14:39:42 by blackshark Reply

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  • I know this is proffessional sport but I always feel bad/sad about home grown players leaving.
    Loved the days when we had Teichman, Honiball,Jouba, Wayne F,Butch and at least 10 were local.Now we have about 5. Deon ?, BJ, Brad, Waylon, Scott.

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.08.08 15:17:36 by Ernie Reply

  • Jouba? Didn’t he start out with the Cheeters?

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.08.08 16:17:47 by walter van Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • @Ernie (Comment 19) : I have to agree with you..there is always a bit more palpable sadness when that happens.

    I have no hard feelings toward Scott tho, he needs to do what is best for him at this stage in his life/career and I wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.08.08 16:29:55 by Milissa Reply

  • Jouba Might have started with Cheeters, but was a Home Grown Nataler from Ladysmith. Only difference no Afrikaans Uni in Natal, hence the reason he started In OFS.

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.08.08 01:31:00 by Dynamite Reply


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