Straeuli takes charge of under 21s

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 25 Feb 2010 at 10:12
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Sharks commercial director Rudolf Straeuli will add another title to his business card in 2010, as he takes on the role of team manager for the Sharks under 21 side later this year.

The enigmatic former Bok coach has been moving closer to hands-on duties of late, having played a management role for the under 19s for the last two years. Perhaps it’s a good thing that Big Rudi gets to know the youngsters and understands what they’re capable of – we might then see less panic buying for the senior side! One can dream, can’t one?

Swys de Bruyn, a fixture on the junior coaching scene in Durban, will be the head coach, with Ryan Strudwick (forwards) and Andre Volsteedt (skills/conditioning) assisting him.


  • Will this be a good thing??

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.02.10 10:19:45 by Farlington Reply
  • next step…Head Coach?

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.02.10 10:29:17 by grant10 Reply
  • @grant10 (Comment 2) : I’m thinking along the same lines. Let’s wait and see how this plays out.

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.02.10 10:32:03 by Farlington Reply
  • @grant10 (Comment 2) :oh fark, kampstaaldraad up in durban, those boys will be pumping rugby balls while naked & made to kill chickens. How this guy is still involved in south african rugby is a big mystery to me!

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.02.10 10:36:12 by Megatron Reply
  • @Megatron (Comment 4) : FireTheLoser will disagree with you there 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.02.10 10:43:03 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 4) : because he can coach that’s why 😳 😉 🙂

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.02.10 10:43:32 by Charmaine Reply

  • funny thing is, the younger players don’t seem to have as much of a problem with him as some of the older ones do

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.02.10 10:57:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Charmaine (Comment 6) : all this oke knows are koppieop(edited)ss & being an apologist for racists!

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.02.10 10:59:06 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 8) : gee megatron did’nt know you can really write afrikaans and being a oke that makes a couple of (edited) ups and to your point a racists thats your words but our young players want him and we want white so what with the (edited) ups just soar feelings sure you have a couple of coaches in the past that did what you just said they did nobody is perfect are they you just keep on bring our SA down, wonder what you saders do that we don’t know about give us some pointers so we also know or are you just to small mouth to say anything and i agree fire the losser won’t agree with you there so just stop please we don’t bring your guys down like you bring ours down thats bad sportmin ship on your part 😈 👿

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.02.10 11:13:13 by Charmaine Reply

  • @Charmaine (Comment 9) : i strained to grasp any meaning from your comment but i understand, english is my 2nd language too.

    We can’t runaway from the truth. Anyone in the world of professional sports who subjected had subjected professional sportsmen to the kind of nonsense straeuli sanctioned would’ve been banned or ostracised from the sport…what he did is a permanent blemish to springbok history!

    The sharks can have him.

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.02.10 11:38:11 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 10) : well tell me because then i don’t no i am many moons old just felt you seem to bring our guys down so tell me what he did and then i’ll comment on that and well c 😉

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.02.10 11:42:01 by Charmaine Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 8) : @Charmaine (Comment 9) : sorry guys I had to moderate ur comments, it passed the “mild profanity” mark if you hav any problems with this, plz e-mail me

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.02.10 12:15:38 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 12) : thats okay war 1 just got caught up in this megatron words he make me want to blow off my hoot if you know what i mean sorry will keep the words in order 😉

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.02.10 12:24:17 by Charmaine Reply

  • @Charmaine (Comment 13) : ok, case closed

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.02.10 12:25:30 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 14) : thanks 😉

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.02.10 12:26:25 by Charmaine Reply

  • 🙂 he gets us all hot under the collar

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.02.10 12:36:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : hi Rob yes he does but still sorry i don’t beleive myself those words after i read it sis charmaine what were you thing to go down on that comment with the saders but must go c all tomorrow cheers 🙂

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.02.10 12:39:27 by Charmaine Reply

  • @Charmaine (Comment 17) : see ya tomorrow. Game day!

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.02.10 12:45:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 12) : no problem war1, i should’ve been more tactful…apologies.

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.02.10 12:53:27 by Megatron Reply

  • For someone obsessed with Kiwi rugby you have lots to say about Saffa rugby.

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.02.10 13:53:37 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 20) : i take it your ignorance about Kiwi rugby deters you from commenting about it? rugby is a global game, get with the program.

    I am a south african, i should know about saffa rugby, duh!

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.02.10 14:02:50 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 21) :
    I know nothing except the most important thing there is to know about Kiwi rugby.

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.02.10 14:46:44 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 22) : important to who?

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.02.10 14:58:36 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 23) :

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.02.10 15:02:35 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 4) : I must admit that I’m not that crazy about him either. I sometimes wonder if he is not responsible for some of our talent leaving. (eg. doing more to keep them). But hey that just my opinion.

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.02.10 15:09:11 by Farlington Reply

  • (edited)(edited)bloody (edited)(edited)(edited) 😈 :mrgreen: 😉

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.02.10 15:34:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 26) :

    you shoulda just said

    (speechless) bloody (speechless) 😛 😛

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.02.10 17:48:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oh 4FS! Sumbody just take Rud out and have him shot! Strange as it may sound, i agree with megatron on this

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.02.10 20:28:33 by JustPlainSHARK Reply


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