Joe gets the call

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, Springboks, Tri Nations on 1 Sep 2009 at 08:50
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Sharks captain Johann Muller has been called up to join the Springboks Tri-Nations tour party as a replacement for injured WP lock Andries Bekker.

Bekker hurt his shoulder having come on as a subsittute against the Wallabies in Perth last weekend. Muller, who has himself only recently returned to Currie Cup action after breaking his arm earlier in the seasosn, will provide much-needed second row cover in the squad. Although both Bakkies Botha and Danie Rossouw have been named in the match 22 for Saturday’s match in Brisbane, it is understood that the pair are carrying a variety of niggles and either could still be ruled out. Should this happen, Muller might find himself thrust straight into the match squad.

Muller’s call-up further weakens a Sharks tight five struggling without the services of four Bok front-rankers. To add to the woes, promising tighthead prop Wiehahn Herbst has been ruled out for four months after dislocating his ankle at the weekend. Albert van den Berg will no doubt come into the starting lineup for Muller, with Stefan Terblanche reclaiming the captain’s armband from Muller.

Justin Downey and Dale Chadwick should join the squad for this week’s trip to Boland, but it will be the crunch match against the Bulls, at Loftus on September 12, that will be keeping John Plumtree awake at night. Having lost to Province at home, that match now represents a must-win if the Sharks are to secure a top-two finish, but, as anyone will tell you, trying to win at Loftus with a weakened tight five is nothing but a fool’s errand.


  • I really think we need a prop on loan anybody have any ideas where we can get a tight head from before next week take anybody with a bit of beef

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.09.09 09:11:38 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 1) : what’s Eddie Andrews up to at the moment? πŸ™‚

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.09.09 09:14:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • thank you DiVvy :mrgreen:
    Bring on Oupa Stef ❗

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.09.09 09:31:13 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : when i said anybody i meant someone who could play

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.09.09 09:35:36 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : otherwise your or i could do the job Actually he wanst that bad read somewhere his back is crocked

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.09.09 09:36:30 by Fattmann Reply
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  • And yet again those palookas at SS are not televising this game πŸ‘Ώ I think I am going to stop my DSTV subscriptions!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.09.09 10:30:03 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Fattmann (Comment 1) : CJ!!!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.09.09 10:49:12 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 7) : or BJ, hey that rhymes

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.09.09 10:49:43 by war1 Reply
  • Anyone been onto the lions website lately? Let me put a link in here for you:
    If its a sign of how the team is doing, things aren’t great up there.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.09.09 11:12:51 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 9) : wow! those guys r in a shambles!! 😯

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.09.09 11:16:41 by war1 Reply
  • @molly (Comment 9) : How funny is that!

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.09.09 11:29:54 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 9) : That are a shocker. 😯

    Maybe the site isn’t part of the winning way. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.09.09 11:35:35 by McLovin Reply

  • Rugby365’s team of the week:

    Team of the Week – Round Eight:

    15 – Joe Pietersen (Western Province):
    Such an exciting runner and he is maturing in his defensive roles as well.
    Bubbling under: Earl Lewis (Golden Lions)

    14 – Gerhard van Heerden (Blue Bulls):
    Whether he plays on the left or right wing, he looks pure class and remains a quality finisher.
    Bubbling under: Shuaib Samaai (Leopards)

    13 – Juan de Jongh (Western Province):
    How many more times will we say it this season? He is one of the finds of the tournament.
    Bubbling under: Robert Ebersohn (Free State Cheetahs)

    12 – Pieter Engelbrecht (Golden Lions):
    Another of the many young guns who have grabbed their opportunities to play on the Currie Cup stage.
    Bubbling under: Basil de Doncker (Leopards)

    11 – Jongi Nokwe (Free State Cheetahs):
    You may be able to query some aspects of his game, but he is a grand finisher. And that is the primary function of a wing – to finish.
    Bubbling under: Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks)

    10 – Herkie Kruger (Golden Lions):
    He produced what must rank as his best ever Currie Cup performance.
    Bubbling under: Cecil Dumont (Leopards)

    9 – Michael Bondesio (Leopards):
    Truly a local product and such a fine talent. These are the quality of players the Leopards must retain if they want to be a Currie Cup force.
    Bubbling under: Jano Vermaak (Golden Lions)

    8 – Willem Alberts (Golden Lions):
    The backbone of the Lions’ drive. He never lets his team down.
    Bubbling under: Dewald Potgieter (Blue Bulls)

    7 – Franco van der Merwe (Golden Lions):
    He is a delightful player and his body language says he is enjoying his rugby.
    Bubbling under: Duane Vermeulen (Western Province:

    6 – Francois Louw (Western Province):
    A key member of a Province loose trio that dominated the highly-rated Sharks loose forwards.
    Bubbling under: Wilhelm Koch (Leopards)

    5 – Anton van Zyl (Western Province):
    Another player who never lets his team down and as a result his name features regularly in our selection meetings,.
    Bubbling under: David de Villiers (Free State Cheetahs)

    4 – Chris Jack (Western Province):
    He is loving the Currie Cup – the perfect vehicle to work his way back into the All Black selection frame. Watch him in the Super 14 next year.
    Bubbling under: Nico Luus (Golden Lions)

    3 – Brok Harris (Western Province):
    His game has come on in leaps and bounds – not just in the scrums, but all over the park.
    Bubbling under: WP Nel (Free State Cheetahs)

    2 – Adriaan Strauss (Free State Cheetahs)
    He has truly blossomed since he took over the Cheetahs captaincy.
    Bubbling under: Tiaan Liebenberg (Western Province)

    1 – Coenie Oosthuizen (Free State Cheetahs):
    This young man has just turned 20 and is showing a maturity beyond his years.
    Bubbling under: JC Janse van Rensburg (Golden Lions)

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.09.09 11:39:56 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 12) : Maybe they spent all their money on winning ways

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.09.09 11:41:10 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 9) :
    Yep, shool teachers dont come cheap.

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.09.09 11:44:28 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) :

    Not evn one Sharkie…just one “bubbling under”… πŸ™„

    @Salmonoid (Comment 15) :


  • Comment 16, posted at 01.09.09 11:53:42 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • Oephhhh!! That is a LOW BLOW!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.09.09 11:57:00 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 16) : Funny enough, I wasn’t all that impressed by Joe Pietersen on Sat. Shows what I know. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.09.09 12:02:40 by McLovin Reply

  • as rekinek says, getting rid of johan muller could help the sharks. the sharks with muller as captain is flat whereas anyone else sparks life into the team. and nothing irritates me more than the sharks captain getting moaned at most by a referee. all game it was “black 5 don’t do that”. it was ridiculous our captain was getting the team into trouble the whole time.

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.09.09 12:02:50 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 18) : did joe petersen play? i never noticed him.

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.09.09 12:04:43 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 19) :

    i also heard the one time – something like ” one more word from you..”

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.09.09 12:05:08 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 18) : it was one of his better days, he did run well with ball in hand and made I think 1 tackle, maybe 2. He also managed to catch one or 2 of the high balls.
    I’m starting to dislike Duvenhage immensely, that boy takes the wrong option way to often, I lost count how many times he sold Anton giving him ball and man at the same time.

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.09.09 12:05:16 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 22) : True, and I think his goal kicking was pretty good too.

    Juan de Jongh seems to be going nicely. Good to have such good back-up for the world’s best 13 next season. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.09.09 12:10:41 by McLovin Reply

  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 21) : yes there was also that. referees have egos and they don’t like to messed around. the person that stokes a referees ego best usually gets the calls going their way. stefan respects referees and it shows in the calls we got. john smit also has a good rapport with the refs. johann just irritates the guys and then wonders why the sharks get calls against them. muller is not a captain.

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.09.09 12:12:00 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 8) : my wishes would come tru even if it was only for 3 weeks or even 1 the bulls game

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.09.09 12:16:51 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 9) : just saw that very funny maybe they want to part with a prop or 2 to pay for the site!!!

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.09.09 12:18:19 by Fattmann Reply
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  • Ja well no fine. So the Yeti was spotted in Poland… Wonder if they’ll catch him this time. πŸ™„

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.09.09 12:44:39 by McLovin Reply

  • Hey RobD, who is this guy catching flies at the top and bottom of the page, all he needs is some dribble.
    He is disturbing me.

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.09.09 12:51:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • The Reason why I am a Dog-person… πŸ˜‰

    Hoe om ‘n katjie ‘n pilletjie te gee
    HOE OM JOU KATJIE N PILLETJIE TE GEE ‘n Kort handleiding in 15 stappe:
    1. Plaas jou katjie in die buig van jou arm asof jy n klein baba vashou. Sit jou regter wysvinger en duim aan beide kant van sy snoetjie en oefen versigtig druk uit, terwyl jy die pil in die ander hand gereed hou. Sodra jou katjie sy bekkie oop maak, gooi die pil in en gee die katjie die geleentheid om dit af te sluk.

    2. Soek die pil op die vloer en gaan haal die katjie agter die bank uit. Plaas die katjie weer in die ronding van jou arm en herhaal die proses.

    3. Gaan haal die dem kat uit die slaapkamer en gooi die nat pil in die drom.

    4. Neem n nuwe pil uit die dosie, plaas weer die kat in jou arm, terwyl jy beide voorpote stewig vashou. Forseer sy kake oop en druk die pil binne in sy mond met jou regter wysvinger. Hou die kat se bek vir ten minste 10 tellings toe.

    5. Haal die pil uit die visdam met die klein netjie en gaan haal die mal kat bo van die kas af. Roep nou jou maat uit die tuin uit om jou te kom help.

    6. Kniel op die vloer en dwing die kat tussen jou kniee vas, neem sy pootjies in n baie stewige greep, ignoreer die harde gegrom. Laat jou maat die kat se kop ferm vashou en dwing sy bek oop met n hout liniaal. Gooi die pil via die liniaal in sy bek in en vryf jou kat se keel om sy slukproses aan te moedig.

    7. Haal die besimpelde kat van die gordyn-reeling af en neem nog ‘n pil uit die dosie uit. Maak n aantekening om n nuwe liniaal te koop en ook om die gordyne te laat regmaak. Vee die stukke glas en keramiek van die beeldjies en potte op sodat jy dit later kan weg gooi.

    8. Draai die blasende kat in n groot handoek toe en laat jou maat bo-op die kat le of sit, sodat net die kat se kop uitsteek onder jou armholte. Suig die pil met n strooitjie op en forseer die blerrie kat se bek oop. Blaas die pil, deur die strooitjie, in die kat se keel af.

    9. Lees die pamflet deur, om te sien of die pille skadeloos vir mense is en drink n koue bier om die smaak uit jou mond uit te kry. Ontsmet jou maat se arm, sit salf op die wond en draai n verband om. Verwyder die bloedvlekke van die vloer.

    10. Gaan haal die flippen kat uit die buurman se garage, neem nog n pilletjie uit die boks en drink nog n bier. Sit jou kat in die klerekas sodat net sy kop uitsteek. Forseer sy bek oop en skiet die pil met n kettie in sy keel af.

    11. Gaan haal die skroewedraaier uit die garage en hang die kasdeur terug op sy skaniere. Soek die whisky bottel, neem n groot sluk en ontsmet die krapmerke op jou wange. Maak seker of jou tetnus-inspuiting nog geldig is. Gooi jou stukkende trui in die drom en gaan trek ‘n ou overall aan.

    12 . Bel die brandweer om die satan-helskat uit die boom uit te kom haal. Vra jou buurman om verskoning vir die taalgebruik en neem die laaste pil uit die dosie.

    13. “Tape” beide voorvoete van die tierkat aan mekaar vas met duct tape. Bind hom stewig aan die poot van die eetkamer-tafel vas met n stuk ankertou. Trek jou welding-gloves aan, druk die pil in n stukkie vleis en gooi n groot glas vol water. Hou die klein bliksem se kop agteroor, gooi die vleis in, gevolg deur die hele glas water, hou sy bek toe vir 5 minute.

    14. Neem die bottle whisky en drink hom leeg. Vra jou maat om jou, so gou moontlik, by Ongevalle te kry, want jy word al lighoofdig van die bloedverlies. Laat hulle jou vingers en voor-arm vas werk en die laaste pil uit jou oog uit verwyder. Bel onderweg vir Hyperama om n nuwe eetkamer-tafel te bestel.

    15. Bel ook die SPCA om te reel dat hulle die gemuteerde satanskind van n helkat kom haal en stop by die Petshop om te vra of hulle nie dalk klein hamsters het nie.

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.09.09 12:52:15 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 27) :
    Somebodies been licking toads / mushrooms again.

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.09.09 12:56:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Does anyone know if the Sharks / leopards game on 25th is being televised…seems SS’s schedule is just up to 14 Sept…?

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.09.09 12:59:31 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 30) : Don’t start, you know where ‘licking toads’ talk leads. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.09.09 13:05:06 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 32) :

    Yes please…smoor hom sommer nou!! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.09.09 13:06:34 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 32)
    You guys with your inuendos – Im talking halucinations here, just as I was last time. 😈

    @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 33) :
    Ha, ha, I must have been about 8 or 9 and a girl I was bugging in the town pool told me “jy versmoor my”, I had no idea what she meant but my mother helped me right.
    BTW I never married her.

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.09.09 13:17:55 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 34) : Stuff like that always makes me wonder, what kind of weirdo was the first person to lick a toad? πŸ™„

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.09.09 13:25:19 by McLovin Reply

  • Oh wait, seems ‘toad licking’ is a bit of a myth.

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.09.09 13:26:21 by McLovin Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 34) :

    What did u do to the poor girl! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.09.09 13:28:12 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • I figured out something finally province got rid of their light 5 and got a tight 5 Sharks loose the tight 5 and get a light 5!!!so maybe we will play like Province used to and run everything and score tries not do driving mauls and maybe ask luke to come back!!!!
    second thoughts on that last point

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.09.09 13:28:30 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 36) : Now you tell me. 😯

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.09.09 13:37:40 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 38) : Sharks 3 best fatties are with the Boks. Will be a very different prospect when they get their Boks back I reckon. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.09.09 13:38:12 by McLovin Reply

  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 37) :
    You sound like my mother.

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.09.09 13:38:44 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I’m thinking either the Yeti is very old and has the means to travel long distances easily and quickly, or there’s more than one.

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.09.09 13:46:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 42) : There are definatly more than one. I have seeen a few in my day, mostly after my team wins a world cup / Currie Cup. I hope to spot a Yeti this year.

  • Comment 44, posted at 01.09.09 14:26:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Ja, that Yeti is one elusive bugger.

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.09.09 14:28:01 by McLovin Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 44) : Stop with the ‘mushrooms’. It’s not good for you. πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.09.09 14:29:29 by McLovin Reply

  • New Zealanders dont get to see many Yeti’s, no imagination.

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.09.09 14:55:11 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 22) : Did you not pick that up in the S14?Inside pop passes from the base to nobody…..alot.

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.09.09 15:31:18 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 47) : They wouldn’t notice a Yeti unless it was dressed up as a sheep. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.09.09 15:38:11 by McLovin Reply

  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 48) : Maybe they should have his eyes tested.

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.09.09 15:50:25 by McLovin Reply

  • Seeing as we’re on the topic of Yeti.

    The mamlambo lives in the Mzintlava River near Mount Ayliff in South Africa. It is also known as “the brain sucker” and has been reported to have killed at least 7-9 people who crossed the Mzintlava River. It is unknown what type of animal Mamlambo is, or if it is an actual animal. Villagers of the area claim that is has the torso of a horse and the lower body of a fish, as well as the neck of a snake. According to legend, the Mamlambo often appears during lightning storms (it is said that the Mamlambo may be attracted to lightning).

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.09.09 16:07:18 by McLovin Reply

  • the torso of a horse and the lower body of a fish

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.09.09 16:28:00 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 52) : You can’t make shit like that up. πŸ˜‰

    Or maybe you can. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.09.09 16:35:57 by McLovin Reply

  • And you think I have been at the fungus.

  • Comment 54, posted at 01.09.09 16:38:44 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Well well tata Joe, Stefan u are the man!!

  • Comment 55, posted at 01.09.09 18:28:27 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 3) : Agree!!

  • Comment 56, posted at 02.09.09 21:32:13 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 19) : Hey boytjie….well done on the baby girl!!!! 😎 πŸ™‚

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