Sharks make a Goode signing

Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 18 Feb 2010 at 19:58
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The official Sharks website has confirmed the loan signing of England international flyhalf Andy Goode. Goode has been playing in France with CA Brive and will join the Sharks in time for the overseas tour.Goode joins Blue Bull Wilhelm Steenkamp as the two Sharks signings confirmed today. Both will join up with the squad for the upcoming tour.

Andy Goode rose to prominence with the Leicester Tigers, having made his debut for the club in 1998 he briefly joined Saracens and rejoined Leicester where he played when he won his first England cap in the 2005 Six Nations.

He signed for CA Brive in 2008 and has excelled in the French Top 14, being the highest points scorer in the 2008-09 league season.

Goode brings  17 caps for England and a wealth of experience the squad, something which may be needed on this most gruelling of tours.

Full name Andrew James Goode
Date of birth 3 April 1980 (age 29)
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 1.80 m
Weight 95 kg

Welcome to the Sharks, Andy, we wish you the best of luck in your time with the Sharks.


  • I’m unsure of this signing, but if steve meyer’s reported re-signing happens, the so-called flyhalf “problem area” could almost turn into an embarassment of riches

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.02.10 20:00:23 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 1) : Maybe old Straeuli wasn’t too keen to go with Meyer and his boy crush mood swings….in that case he (Straeuli) made an almost good call, though it’s not Butch yet now is it… 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.02.10 20:04:55 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : maybe we could get both, have you ever thought of that?

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.02.10 20:05:37 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 3) : To do what with? Unless their planning on shifting Pienaar back to SH, which I would just hate.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.02.10 20:08:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 4) : goode is just there for the tour

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.02.10 20:09:15 by war1 Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 4) : And my friend Straeuli might just be that daft….btw war1, you got some more inside info you’re holding out on?

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.02.10 20:10:13 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 5) : Why not get Meyer then for the tour instead of Goode, awfull load of money to spend just to bring Meyer back in when their back….but then again you might be right, their probably trying to keep the Meyer thing under the covers.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.02.10 20:12:36 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • So much for the Sharks Academy being a success. So there’s not one decent up and coming youngster coming thru the ranks??

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.02.10 20:13:41 by wpw Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 5) : Just for the tour??? That makes no sense?

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.02.10 20:14:39 by deanoelsch Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : look, as far as i know, meyer is still being negotiated, its now probably up to the sharks management to decide whether they want their prodigal son back

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.02.10 20:15:44 by war1 Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 8) : No matter
    how good an academy player is, fluhalf is
    too important. That’s why Carter, Steyn, Larkham all have Super 14 titles. Remember what Brown dis for Sharks. Academy fine for most positions but not for number 10! Just ask Colin Moss!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.02.10 20:16:51 by deanoelsch Reply

  • @deanoelsch (Comment 9) : So they say on Rugby365, but they did not however rule out the idea of him continueing with the Sharks once back on home turf.

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.02.10 20:17:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @deanoelsch (Comment 9) : from rugby365.com “Although the loan agreement with Goode covers the Australasian tour only, the Sharks have not ruled out keeping the England flyhalf on their books for the remainder of the Super 14 season.” BTW i had no idea the goode signing was even on the cards

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.02.10 20:18:52 by war1 Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : snap :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.02.10 20:19:34 by war1 Reply
  • There is a GOODE chance there are going to be some tears this weekend. 47 people have not made LMS picks yet and the probabale Default pick is playing against the Chiefs. 😛

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.02.10 20:20:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : im watching that game from a box! yipee! also get to go home sweet home afterwards, good times :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.02.10 20:21:48 by war1 Reply
  • why is anyone complaining, cc is for building depth not super14, use the big guns for s14, ans settle the problems in cc, this is a great buy, we are going to do this

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.02.10 20:22:19 by willa Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 14) : sort of 😐

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.02.10 20:22:24 by war1 Reply
  • ok, im out. later everybody!

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.02.10 20:23:10 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 16) :

    I am missing the day time games tomorrow. am going to a cycle race 300kms away from home. better be back intime for the Sharks game.

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.02.10 20:26:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : im playing golf from 10, followed by a big kuier session and rugby

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.02.10 20:28:46 by willa Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : ill hav to check my phone for sharks game updates, 2nd week in a row no sharks game on radio and 2nd week in a row im going to the coke tin

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.02.10 20:30:11 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 22) : YES, commenting using my phone work again

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.02.10 20:30:50 by war1 Reply
  • Goode was regularly there or there abouts with the England team.

    CA Brive are currently 7th on the French Top 14 log. The step from Top 14 to S14 is pretty big IMO in regards to the quality of Rugby. In brute physicality I think they are pretty much on a par.

    GOODE Andy 5/04/1980 1,80m 94 kg

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.02.10 20:41:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Enough Saffas playing for Brive

    Pat Barnard
    Antonie Claasen (Port natal high school)
    Ronnie Cooke
    Scott Spedding
    Retief Uys
    Gerhard Vosloo

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.02.10 20:43:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : it looks like it we the fans can moan and moan but they still are not going to use our academy, are they getting the right teaching there is that why they won’t use them

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.02.10 20:44:04 by Charmaine Reply

  • Unfortunately the Brive site doesn’t list the positions of the players so i am not sure how many Flyhalves they have and who the others are.

    (trying to gauge how much top 14 time Goode had and whether he is allowed to go becasue he is surplus to requirements)

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.02.10 20:45:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 27) :

    The Brive site and Wiki list the same squad so Wiki “should” be relaible in this instance.

    There is only one other Flyhalf in the squad Italian Luciano Orquera

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.02.10 20:49:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hopefully they’ve cleared the move with his wife/girlfriend.

    But only one of the two. 😈

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.02.10 20:50:19 by McLovin Reply

  • This could be a masterstroke! Goode has a clever boot and sm eye to release pace outside. Let’s hope I’m right!

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.02.10 20:52:32 by billy Reply

  • Only 29? 😯 Runs like he’s 50.

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.02.10 20:56:37 by McLovin Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 10) : They should play Meyer in the Voda cup for a while to test his commitment.

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.02.10 21:01:29 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Top 5 Guiness Premiership point scorers of all time.

    1,635 Charlie Hodgson – Sale Sharks
    1,489 Jonny Wilkinson – Newcastle Falcons
    1,484 Andy Goode – Leicester Tigers
    1,267 Barry Everitt – Northampton Saints
    1,243 Tim Stimpson – Leeds Carnegie

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.02.10 21:06:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MysticShark (Comment 32) :

    They should let him play on the highway on a busy day. (with a blindfold preferably)

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.02.10 21:07:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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    Now we are talking business !!!

    Well done Sharks Management !!!

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.02.10 21:22:15 by The Brand Reply

  • Goode has a very big boot and I’ve always thought he was a flyhalf that England never made the best use of ie. never fully utilized his strengths. Whenever the team struggled he seemed to be a bit of a scapegoat and never really got a settled run in the team. He did well in a strong Leicester lineup for a number of seasons.

    I think this could be a very good move…albeit risky..but definitely worth the risk!

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.02.10 21:50:37 by Villie Reply
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  • FFS, FFS, FFS.
    Wow, and now we wonder why guys like Grant, Spedding, Pienaar and Steyn are either gone or not settled at 10. See Lambie and Cronje duck sumwhere else. Why oh why do the Sharks always have to have a foreigner at 10! 😐

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.02.10 21:56:11 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • 😯 🙄 🙄

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.02.10 22:05:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • should we start betting what will happen to this one 😈
    retirement : ticked off, injury : ticked off, loaned to cheetah instead of monty ❓ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.02.10 22:07:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • How the hell do Sharks management expect the supporters to stay loyal if they cant stay loyal to their own??? I hope the Sharks lose all their games.

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.02.10 22:07:34 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 40) : i’m sure they know sth what I don’t . or maybe not 🙄

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.02.10 22:16:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • We need to pick Ruan at flyhalf and keep him there…no more flip-flop.

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.02.10 23:32:56 by Letgo Reply
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  • Goode last night paid credit to his employers for agreeing to terminate his contract with immediate effect. ‘I am very grateful to Brive for giving me such an experience,’ he said. ‘It was very hard for me to say goodbye to my team-mates, but I will follow their results every week.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/article-1252087/Andy-Goode-quits-Brive-joins-South-African-club-Natal-Sharks-shock-move.html#ixzz0fvt4QaGF

    Umm… this sound like a temporary loan move to you? It doesn’t to me…

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.02.10 01:21:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • can someone tell me where Brive are on the Top14 log?

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.02.10 05:53:23 by Megatron Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : That sounds very permanent.

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.02.10 07:13:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 44) : What does that have to do with anything? Tony Brown added some value without the Highlanders ever having been log toppers.

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.02.10 08:14:18 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : now would ronnie cooke not be a good signing? he`s still young, matured in france… he was a really good prospect before he left.

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.02.10 08:19:06 by VanWilder Reply

  • @rhineshark (Comment 46) : don’t worry, i got it they’re 7th….and were last in their Heineken Cup group..

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.02.10 08:36:34 by Megatron Reply

  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 40) :
    Sharks management want the Sharks to win as much as the fans do.
    (even if it doesnt always seem like it to us). If the Sharks win constantly the fans will be there, management know this and they are even more aware that failure by the Sharks sees massive downturns in attendance.

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.02.10 10:11:12 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 49) : Very true, but their inability to plan for the future and keep investing in future talent as well as current talent is costing the franchise much more.

    The problem with Straeuli is, he played for 3 different unions in his time, that’s even befor the profesional era, that’s why he’s not worried about developing local talent, he just wants to win, but without player loyalty that seems impossible.

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.02.10 10:20:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 50) : which 3? Thought he only played for Bulls and Lions?

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.02.10 10:24:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 50) :
    I see this as planning for the short term future, ie if Ruan gets crocked in game one of the overseas tour we would be up the proverbial street without a paddle, the same place where the union would be with us, the fans.

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.02.10 10:30:12 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) :
    Tvl, Ntvl + ?

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.02.10 10:31:24 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) : No, he played for the Sharks at the end of his career….you making me second guess myself, but I’m sure I’m right.

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.02.10 10:32:06 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 54) : Lets see if google can help me out

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.02.10 10:32:38 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 54) : I’m sure he played a couple for Natal ❓

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.02.10 10:34:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 54) : nah, he never played for the Sharks.

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.02.10 10:35:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • WTF is going on, I get to work feeling pretty positive about today (Cant be as bad as the cricket yesterday) only to find out we’ve signed this c***muscle, I just hope he’s the most expensive substitute orange peeler in the world.

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.02.10 10:36:52 by Tintin Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : I’m almost 100% convinced he played for us, and if I’m not mistaken it was in ’96…damn Google also not willing to divulge it’s burried treasure.

  • Comment 59, posted at 19.02.10 10:39:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • I dont remember Straueli ever playing for Natal or the Sharks.

  • Comment 60, posted at 19.02.10 11:47:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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