Goode available – or is he?

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 31 Mar 2010 at 10:26
Tagged with : , , ,

In an interview with the Sharks website, coach John Plumtree indicated that Andy Goode is available to continue playing for the Sharks from a legal point of view, but that he may well be kept out of action this weekend by a hamstring strain.

The coach further went on to suggest that, while the long-term planning for Patrick Lambie does involve a role at flyhalf, the youngster is unlikely to see any action in that position during the Super 14 this year. It’s a conservative approach very much in keeping with the coach’s overall philosophy, in which he hopes to gradually expose the talented Michaelhouse old boy to top rugby from the fullback position. It’s a pragmatic decision, I guess, but certainly not particularly adventurous and I feel that the Sharks really should be looking at a far less cautious approach if they’re hoping to sneak into the play-offs. Bonus points are what is needed – from every single remaining game – and we’re going to need a real playmaker in the flyhalf position.

If the non-selection of Lambie at flyhalf smacks of sensible conservatism, then the coach is rumoured to be taking that to a ridiculous level with the rumoured selection at outside centre. I’m not going to reveal who it is, but I’m sure you can probably guess for yourselves who it’s going to be. Hell of a nice guy with plenty of experience… but he makes Swannie look quick!

In other, fairly predictable news, Plumtree has denied signing a contract extension, saying he hasn’t got around to it yet. I think he just likes to contradict the stuff I write here. Nothing personal, eh John?


  • Im on a jetlag comedown from the HK 7’s so am completely clueless as to who the experience nice guy centre could be?

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.03.10 10:29:48 by billy Reply
  • @billy (Comment 1) : Can only be Strauss :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.03.10 10:35:40 by Pokkel Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Author
  • DRIES?

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.03.10 10:37:37 by willa Reply

  • I say NOTHING 🙂

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.03.10 10:41:39 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • @Pokkel (Comment 2) : Strauss possibly but something maks me suspicious its more out of left field.

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.03.10 11:03:46 by billy Reply

  • Craig Burden? But he’s not slow…

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.03.10 11:08:21 by molly Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
  • Can only be Andries “Slow Poison” Strauss.

    Please leave the SHarks now Waylon… 👿

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.03.10 11:11:50 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Well either Trevor Halstead made a comeback or we`re stuck with carthorse Strauss . . .

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.03.10 11:41:03 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original Pierre
  • Hold up . . . Butch is rather slow as well isn`t he??? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.03.10 11:47:43 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original Pierre
  • De Wet Barry?

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.03.10 11:56:05 by deanoelsch Reply

  • @deanoelsch (Comment 10) : 😯

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.03.10 12:09:35 by Pokkel Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Author
  • Well if Goode is not able to play then we need Monty on the bench to cover. Ruan will probably start.

    Pleased that they wont mess with Lambie, just leave him to settle first at FB. Try him out at FH in the CC.

    Now who will play outside centre must be Strauss. 😈

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.03.10 13:41:46 by Puma Reply

  • Rob I’ll disagree with and and agree with Plumtree about Lambie not playing 10. Even Carter and Giteau were introduced to professional rugby away from flyhalf. There’s so much that needs to be worked on before a young, talented player can concentrate on being a playmaker. A 10’s primary duties are slick passing, accurate kicking and marshalling the backline. Let young Lambie find his feet at fullback first.

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.03.10 13:42:51 by Flashman Reply

  • And if someone would only tell Waylon that he is over 100kg we’d rather a rather decent centre right there.

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.03.10 13:45:46 by Flashman Reply

  • This conservative attitude is weighing this team down! Please don’t let it be dries, I get what you saying about him being a nice guy but so is john smit and I don’t want him at outside centre either! Waylon is a better option but I’d still like to see plum throw caution to the wind,just once.

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.03.10 13:58:33 by zenrugby Reply

  • Trevor Halstead, Dean Hall or Grant Rees :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.03.10 14:14:48 by JarsonX Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
  • Well we know it`s not JP cause he`s a lot faster than Swanepoel . ..

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.03.10 14:15:53 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original Pierre
  • I know, I know… Terblanche for outside centre.

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.04.10 10:42:13 by molly Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
  • Maybe it’s Monty Dumond 😯

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.04.10 10:48:50 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @molly (Comment 18) : It’s not Stefan…he’s much faster than Swannie. Older, but faster.

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.04.10 10:49:42 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
  • @zenrugby (Comment 15) : Waylon isn’t better, not on current form. He looks so clueless on the field, I almost feel sorry for him. Give him gametime in the VC. Dries is boring and maybe slow, but he’s not horrible…I would never play him at 13 though.

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.04.10 10:51:40 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
  • @Letgo (Comment 21) :
    Play Waylon for an extended period and then see.

    And also play him outside a passing centre – he doesnt have Adi’s knack of making crap ball look good.

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.04.10 11:29:44 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.