Hargs gets the call

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 9 Mar 2010 at 10:21
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Alistair Hargreaves left Durban en route to Australia yesterday, to join the Sharks for the remainder of their Super 14 tour.

Hargreaves was a controversial omission from the tour squad in the first place, having started for the Sharks against the Cheetahs in Round 2. He was summarily dumped from the party on the eve of their departure in favour of on-loan Bulls player Wilhelm Steenkamp. After 2 solid performances for the Sharks XV, Hargreaves has been called up to join the tour party as a replacement for Steenkamp.

This move adds credence to the story that Hargreave was left at home to work on his conditioning. That, at least, is what the media were led to believe. Whatever the reason for the switch, to me the most important thing is that one of our most promising young players will be back where he belongs – with the Super 14 squad.

Good travels and good luck, Alistair!


  • Congrats Al! Any reason why steenkamp is leaving? playing vc for the bulletjies? 😈

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.03.10 10:24:33 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 1) : we wait with baited breath

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.03.10 10:37:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • and louis ludick?? saw him in the VC game against the WP. he looked scared to go full tilt on attack with his knee problem. he was alos subbed quite early on. he injured again? or just to give him gametime gradually?

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.03.10 10:42:26 by VanWilder Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 3) : I think they’re just managing him conservatively.

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.03.10 10:47:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pleased to see Hargreaves on tour. What is happening to Steenkamp then? Somehow don’t seen him coming back until after the tour. Not too sure but is Muller’s shoulder 100% now?

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.03.10 10:49:51 by Puma Reply

  • seen = see

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.03.10 10:50:11 by Puma Reply

  • Glad for Hargreaves although he had a horrid game against the Cheetah’s where he missed that tackle on Riaan Viljoen.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.03.10 11:03:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Rob isnt Hargs going as replacement for Muller and not Steenkamp

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.03.10 11:23:04 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 8) : not what I’ve been led to believe. That would make more sense, though…

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.03.10 11:45:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : yes mullers shoulder didn’t look good on saturday. and if i recall it is the same shoulder he injured against the chiefs. so maybe it is muller. anyway, with hargreaves there it is even more important that we have a bigger eigthman in the team.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.03.10 11:53:51 by try time Reply

  • with hargreaves with the team, it is a good time to build him up. muller is out at the end of the tournament, so we need our backup ready to be the starter. no point giving wilhelm game time for the bulls, when we need a lock ready.

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.03.10 11:59:09 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 10) : I think Kanko is the form 8th man in SA at the moment and seem to agree Yes Alberts and deysel would be fantastic together as 7 & 8 but not as 6 & 7 however with Kanko in this form its gonna be difficult for Plum to change the side
    @robdylan (Comment 9) : Heard that Keegan has concussion and could well be on his way home

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.03.10 12:01:30 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 11) : don’t jump to conclusions. Plumtree has said nothing at all about Muller being injured. I have asked for confirmation about who Hargreaves is replacing.

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.03.10 12:01:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 12) : yes – dropping Kanko now would be about the biggest brainfart in Sharks history… well, since the decision to drop Barritt and Venter for the 08 Semi.

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.03.10 12:03:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 12) : see the latest article. Haven’t heard that Keegs is coming home, but he is definitely suspected of concussion

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.03.10 12:03:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : well whether or not it is muller, it is still pointless giving wilhelm game time, when we could be developing our future starting lock. muller is going overseas, wilhelm is back to the bulls. the sharks have little chance of making the playoffs, give hargs the experience he needs.

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.03.10 12:06:36 by try time Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : what is it hard to tell the difference between a confused dazed keegan and a normal keegan? 😆

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.03.10 12:08:17 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 17) : 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.03.10 12:11:02 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 16) : A-frikken-MEN

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.03.10 12:12:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 17) : Same could be asked about Doctor Doolittle. You have to wonder about some people’s access to S1 medication and said medication’s contra-indications, ie. (in)voluntary leg extensions. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.03.10 12:22:24 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 20) : 😆

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.03.10 12:24:52 by try time Reply

  • Justice is done. Glad to see a Fin Dude in the squad. Show them Hargs!

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.03.10 14:40:39 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : I have it confirmed Hargs is going as cover for Muller No-one is comming home

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.03.10 17:57:33 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 23) : ok then. Guess my sauce was wrong

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.03.10 21:25:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • This is a good thing, hope our Sharks XV has decent cover 😈

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.03.10 20:02:24 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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