Sharks confirm Mathie move

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks on 11 Aug 2008 at 12:19
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When the Sharks return to Currie Cup action in a few weeks time they will do so with the knowledge that their recent return to form has laid the perfect platform for them to secure a home semifinal.

Craig Lewis writes for IOL.

Following their clinical win over Western Province this past weekend the Sharks have shot to the top of the log and will now enjoy a week off before returning to training to prepare for their next Currie Cup match against Boland that takes place at the end of the month.

However, one of this season’s familiar faces will not be among those players who regroup next week.

Sharks coach John Plumtree has confirmed that scrumhalf Scott Mathie played his last game for the coastal franchise against Western Province on Friday and is set to join Leeds rugby club in England.

Mathie has started at scrumhalf in five games for the Sharks since Rory Kockott’s second round injury and Plumtree said he had really proven his worth in this time.

“Scott has done extremely well for us of late and has really shown his value over the last five or six weeks. We do have depth in this position but it is still very sad to see him go.”

And depth they do have as Kockott should be fit by the time the Sharks play Boland.


  • No great loss, but that being said he did seem to reserve his best two games in the Black and White for last. At least Charl MacLeod may finally get some game time.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.08.08 13:29:58 by Ragged Reply
  • @Ragged (Comment 1) : Agree. I like Scott, but Charl is the real talent.

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.08.08 13:40:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Comment 3, posted at 11.08.08 13:47:08 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 3) : of course you do… I’m usually right 😉

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.08.08 13:54:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Now that Rory is fit again, how do you guys see it working, Ruan 9/10 Rory on bench?

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.08.08 13:56:27 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 5) : Hard to say. I reckon Ruan’s in possession now, so long as Fred’s doing well at 10. So it’s 20 for Rory for now…

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.08.08 14:12:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    O course WE are.. 😎

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.08.08 14:13:34 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : You LIKE Scott now that he’s leaving!! 👿 👿

    I cannot recall any good word for the bloke on this blogg! 😯

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.08.08 14:38:19 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 8) : Well here is one now” Good Bye” 😆

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.08.08 14:47:39 by Ragged Reply

  • @Silver Fox (Comment 8) : Scott hasn’t played his best rugby this year. Anyway, I did say some very nice things about him after the Griquas game.

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  • @Ragged (Comment 9) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Nasty! Ka-ching! 😈

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.08.08 15:20:02 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • I suspect Charl still ain’t going to get game time. He now has to satnd behind Ruan and once Kockott is back he is going to have to stand behind him as well.

    Damn pity really coz i think MacLeod is good.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.08.08 15:36:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 8) :

    I have a nice word of warning for him.

    Don’t let the door hit you on the arse on the way out 😳

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.08.08 15:39:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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