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Saracens sign Carstens (updated)


Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 16 Apr 2010 at 13:08
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According to a report on the Saracens website, Deon Carstens has signed for the English club.
It has now been confirmed that Carstens will leave after the 2010 Super 14 for a two year deal.

Deon has been a great servant of Sharks rugby and is known as a guy who improves team spirit. His departure comes at a time when the front row stocks of the Sharks are looking good.

Nevertheless, Deon will be missed and on behalf of Sharksworld, I would like to wish him all the best for his time in England.


54 Comments

  • First eeeehhhh :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.04.10 13:40:59 by Chaz Reply
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  • another one why πŸ˜• money i guess πŸ‘Ώ leave us alone please if it carrys on like this will we have enough players left for the game or do we go beg and

    borrow πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.04.10 13:42:50 by Chaz Reply
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  • @Chaz (Comment 2) : deon is in the twilight of his career, and there are youngsters who can take his place in the team, pat cilliers is one obvious example

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.04.10 13:44:40 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 3) : true i always like when the guys go and make a choice to go πŸ˜† i believe it is the best for them but for sharks its bad news me say πŸ˜₯

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.04.10 13:56:12 by Chaz Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 3) : well maybe the youngster will now get their chance in the S14 so we can work for the S15 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.04.10 13:57:15 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 2) : you must also remember that for Deon it may be a new and good work experience.

    there is something romantic about the player devoting his entire life to one province but often change is good.

    Having said that Deon will be missed.

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.04.10 13:57:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • Well Carstens good luck hope you enjoy your stay there and just come back to the sharks me friend :mrgreen: πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.04.10 13:59:02 by Chaz Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 6) : agree but still πŸ™ πŸ˜₯ and like you say a good change does wonders πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.04.10 14:00:14 by Chaz Reply

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  • Now how in the [email protected] did i get that in blue πŸ˜• ❓

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.04.10 14:01:36 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 5) : not that deon was making the match 22 recently.

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.04.10 14:02:04 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 10) : true but it always πŸ™ to see our players go and to me looks like a couple of them πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.04.10 14:05:04 by Chaz Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 10) : tell me something now how did i get the comment name in blue ❓

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.04.10 14:05:58 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 9) : @rekinek (Comment 10) : i wonder myself 😯

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.04.10 14:09:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • till later πŸ˜† πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.04.10 14:13:19 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 14) : ciao πŸ˜›

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.04.10 14:15:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 10) : Injury will do that to you.

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.04.10 14:31:44 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 16) :

    You travelling to the Sharks XV game in Dbn?

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.04.10 14:37:49 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 16) : forgot about that. i guess he is before Craig Burden in pecking order.

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.04.10 14:37:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • Pity it isn`t Jannie . . . 😈

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.04.10 14:38:22 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 17) : updates! updates! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.04.10 14:38:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • Deon’s ability to scrum on both sides of the scrum when needed, combined with his ball skills and all around loose play makes him a superb prop for the bench in the modern game. Those that have known me here through the years, know that Deon is one of my favourite Sharks, always has been. When playing he is quiet and just goes about getting the job done. Deon has always been a fantastic servant to Sharks and SA Rugby. Let’s not forget that like John Smit, Deon has also played all three front row positions for the Sharks at Currie Cup level.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.04.10 14:45:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 20) :

    Exactly why I was asking the question. πŸ˜›

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.04.10 14:46:30 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 22) : Hola KSA!

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.04.10 14:47:29 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 22) : you r pretty clued up with info and all… on the suparugby site its stated that the cheetahs youngster sias ebersohn (flyhalf) has signed with the sharks. Can you or rob confirm that?? REALLY talented youngster!

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.04.10 14:54:50 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 23) : Hey!!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.04.10 14:55:02 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 24) :

    Someone mentioned that last night. I was hoping it was the brother rather than him. Will go and have a look.

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.04.10 14:58:00 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 24) :

    You got a link for me?

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.04.10 14:59:18 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 25) : Give my best to your better half when you get a chance!

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.04.10 15:03:05 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 27) : http://www.suparugby.co.za/pages/Default.asp?More=Ebersohn%20a%20Goode%20bet%20-%2015%20April%202010&FeatureID=15239&SectionID=168

    at school sias was the better player.

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.04.10 15:04:55 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 28) :

    Oh you know this is a family site or else i’d have a comeback about giving her MY best. πŸ˜›

    Thanks will do, she is on the couch watcing ” Without a trace”

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.04.10 15:06:04 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 18) : Nope, he’s a prop and Burden is a hooker.

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.04.10 15:06:39 by Baldrick Reply

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  • lets be honest as great a player he is, he isn’t going to get much game time in super rugby with beast and john ahead of him. this will do him good and he may be back in a sharks jersey again as props do have a longer shelf life.

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.04.10 15:06:47 by try time Reply

     
  • @VanWilder (Comment 29) :

    HA you see it is Suparugby not SA Rugby. πŸ˜† Bester the bouncer at it again. πŸ˜‰ let me go look.

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.04.10 15:07:05 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 16) : he wasn’t going to make the bench even if he wasn’t crocked. unless he planned to play tight head.

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.04.10 15:08:02 by try time Reply

     
  • @Baldrick (Comment 31) : that much I know but having Smit in the starting lineup you don’t need to have a second hooker on the bench and you can move the guys around.

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.04.10 15:09:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 31) : Carstens has played Hooker for the Sharks in the Currie Cup before. He is actually quite a good hooker and his throw ins were pretty good considering he does not do it on a regular basis.

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.04.10 15:09:23 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 34) : at the beginning of the year there was a spot at loosehead as the Sharks had one too many tightheads πŸ™„

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.04.10 15:10:54 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 22) : just remembered I think Letgo is going.

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.04.10 15:11:46 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 33) : jip, i know he can get himself ahead of the pack… just thought it could make alot of sense for us to buy a young flyhalf with the makings of beeing a “goode” one…

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.04.10 15:12:10 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 2) : only way to stop them leaving for europe is if by some slim chance a volcano goes off in iceland and stops all flights in and out of europe. oh hang on that has happened.

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.04.10 15:12:17 by try time Reply

     
  • @rekinek (Comment 37) : he must get his pension while he can, and it is time for pat to step up.

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.04.10 15:14:36 by try time Reply

     
  • Its the right time for Deon to move on. Good luck out there boetie.

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.04.10 15:25:07 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 40) : eeee you right πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.04.10 15:34:42 by Chaz Reply

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  • Where is Charlie haven’t heard from him in a while πŸ˜• ❓

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.04.10 15:55:31 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 44) : injured πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.04.10 16:01:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 39) :

    I have aired my views in a seperate article.

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.04.10 16:13:08 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 45) : πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.04.10 16:16:01 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 47) : it’s a joke. We joke that Charlie is in fact Adi (and you never know :mrgreen: and Adi is injured right now.

    Perhaps Wpw will know what’s up with Charlie.

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.04.10 16:21:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 48) : 😳 πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.04.10 16:35:35 by Chaz Reply

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  • OFFICIAL SHARKS PRESS RELEASE

    Deon Carstens will be leaving The Sharks after the culmination of the 2010 Super 14 competition to link up with UK Club side Saracens on a two year deal. The prop, who is one of the most experienced players in the team, having earned 168 caps since making his debut back in 2001, is a senior, highly-respected and well-liked member of the squad. A strong scrummager who has a surprising turn of speed and an ability to score tries, has amassed an impressive tally of 13 tries in his career with The Sharks.

    Despite being contracted until the end of December 2010, The Sharks have generously released him to leave earlier, in the interest of his own development as a player.

    Commenting on his departure, Carstens said, β€œIt is quite strange to think that my previous game for The Sharks was against the Waratahs some weeks back and it is unfortunate that injury has meant that it is going to be my last. It certainly will be a new challenge for me, swopping the warm Durban weather for snow and freezing temperatures.

    β€œIt has a good life for me here in Durban and I have loved being a part of The Sharks setup for these past 10 years, so it is hard to leave. But I need to move on and experience a new challenge and get out of my comfort zone. Luckily for me, I will be joining up with a bunch of South African players and of course, Bradley Barritt, who I know from the time he played with me for The Sharks.”

    On behalf of The Sharks, CEO Brian van Zyl added, β€œDeon has been a faithful member of The Sharks for a decade and has always been an important part of the team. We will miss his enthusiasm and team spirit and wish him all the best in his new venture with Saracens.”

    Player Profile
    β€’ Physical: 1.83m, 115kg
    β€’ Province: The Sharks
    β€’ Born: 03.06.79, Franschoek
    β€’ Province Caps: 85
    β€’ Province Points: 45 [9t]
    β€’ Province Debut: 2001 v Lions
    β€’ Super 14 Caps: 83
    β€’ Super 14 Points: 20 [4t]
    β€’ Super 14 Debut: 2001 v Highlanders
    β€’ Test Caps: 9
    β€’ Test Points: 0
    β€’ Test Debut: 2002 v Scotland

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.04.10 17:34:49 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • thats bad who is next πŸ˜₯

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.04.10 17:36:01 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 1) : Last :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.04.10 17:52:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 52) : hey my friend its that time of the week getting all worked up with the games and gee me hope the blues win otherwise me dead on LMS 😳

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.04.10 17:57:41 by Chaz Reply

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  • I hope this Loyal Sharks player makes a lot of money and has a fab time playing for Saracens. Thankyou Deon.

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.04.10 11:26:48 by Treehugger Reply

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