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Waylon’s a Lion


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Sharks on 21 May 2010 at 17:33
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Waylon Murray would appear to have signed with the Lions.

While we aren’t able to officially confirm this, I have it on reasonably good authority that Murray is already in Joburg and will presumably start training with the Lions Currie Cup squad who, if further rumours are to be believed, will be coached by John Mitchell.

An interview earlier this year revealed that the big centre was prepared to give the Sharks one last go in the Super 14, but since he again played only a bit part in this year’s campaign, it is probably not all that surprising that he’s opted to throw in his lot with his former mentor Dick Muir, who we understand has been chasing him ever since accepting the Lions post earlier this year.

The Bulls were understood to also be in the hunt for Murray’s signature.

Good luck, Waylon. We’ll miss you, but hopefully this could be the start of big things for you down in Lions country.


61 Comments

  • NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! 🙁

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.05.10 17:41:10 by Big Fish Reply
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  • A good player (Well, was, on current form), but I think we need to be clearing some dead wood to be honest

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.05.10 17:43:19 by Tintin Reply

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  • there goes another one of Dick’s babes…

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.05.10 17:44:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • How do you go from being a Bok at 20 to being deadwood at 13???

    Surely there is nothing the matter with him that some technical or mental coaching couldn’t sort out?

    I am a big fan, and although he has been injured and out of form for 2 seasons, I think this is a major loss, and an oindictment of the coaching staff and development policy.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.05.10 17:51:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 4) : oincdictment? Sounds like something you accuse a pig of… 🙂

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.05.10 17:53:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good luck Waylion 😈
    How many rumours and facts about signings are still going to come out this week.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.05.10 17:54:58 by JarsonX Reply
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  • I really hope the Andre Pretorius rumour is a late April’s fools joke 👿

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.05.10 17:56:39 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : lol

    If he was in top form he would be a major loss but he has been out of form for 2 seasons 😆

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.05.10 17:57:11 by lostfish Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 7) : If not the Sharks are REALLY scraping the barrel…

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.05.10 17:57:46 by lostfish Reply
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  • Damn Blackberry…

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.05.10 18:01:53 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Bummed :/

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.05.10 18:14:54 by MerckZ Reply

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  • This is probably the best move for Waylon, wish him all the best and hope he gets his form of old back

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.05.10 18:21:51 by war1 Reply
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  • Not surprising, but still sad. Goodluck, and I hope you’ll shine in Jozi with the Lions.

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.05.10 18:33:08 by Farlington Reply

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  • Mitchell interesting…..apparently he loves it over there !

    Did really well with the Force this season !

    …surprised me !

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.05.10 18:41:16 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Anyone seen Google’s main search page right now?? classic!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.05.10 18:43:32 by klempie Reply

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  • I really rated Waylon at one stage but his form hasn’t been great since 2007!
    Good luck Waylon…

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.05.10 18:50:33 by wpw Reply
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  • Do we refer to him now as “Walion” ❓

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.05.10 19:01:36 by diablo (We'll battle ALL on the beaches, We'll battle All in Orlando) Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : You really rated me at one stage to ! 😉

    …..times move on ! :mrgreen: 😉

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.05.10 19:03:09 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I’m not too disappointed.

    In fact it’s the better move for Waylon, unless of course he is not good enough to be selected for the Lions.

    Being a Sharks second string player is still okay, being a Snoil first team player is hardly okay… 😆

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.05.10 19:16:55 by Letgo Reply
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  • 😯 I’m a bit shocked but can understand the guys’s reasoning.

    As BF said above how can you go from being a BOK at 20 to being deadwood a few seasons later.

    Well at least he will get game time at the Lions and we can see if he IS a deadwood or just percieved as being deadwood.

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.05.10 19:35:02 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • According to Beeld, John Smit has signed with the Lions.

    See http://www.beeld.com/Sport/Rugby/John-Smit-binnekort-in-Leeukuil-20100521

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.05.10 06:14:01 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 21) : 😯 Wonder how much truth in that 😕

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.05.10 07:07:14 by diablo (We'll battle ALL on the beaches, We'll battle All in Orlando) Reply

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  • @MysticShark (Comment 21) :

    I heard the same thing so I think it’s true

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.05.10 07:09:55 by walter van Lions World Reply

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  • Who’s Ruan Boshoff?

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.05.10 08:02:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • He played a few Voddas games, we bought him from the Bulls 1 or 2 seasons back

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.05.10 08:04:19 by walter van Lions World Reply

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  • I reckon we want elton jantjes and jaco taute in return for smit

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.05.10 08:16:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Forgive my ignorance, but doesn’t Smit still have a contract with the Sharks ❓

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.05.10 08:34:56 by war1 Reply
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  • If the majority of that Beeld article is right then I will probably not be watching any Currie Cup this year as it is going to be a DISASTER!! 👿

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.05.10 08:56:33 by klempie Reply

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  • So the Lions get Waylon and Barney, and we get Pretoors. Yeh, that’s a fair trade! 🙄

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.05.10 09:01:04 by klempie Reply

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  • Sharks release players who want to leave. Also, that story in Beeld contains no details at all about when exactly Smit plans to join the Lions. Could be after the World Cup for all we know

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.05.10 09:04:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • I doubt if Smit will leave! Why would he want to leave the team that he has played for his whole career??
    Unless it is after the RWC as Rob says.

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.05.10 09:09:52 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : true, have you heard anything more about ruan? he would be a loss not only to Sharks rugby but Bok rugby too

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.05.10 09:10:30 by war1 Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 31) : maybe as a coach? i think smit would make a fantastic coach

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.05.10 09:11:39 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : I hope you’re right bru. And yes, I also don’t think it makes sense for Barney to leave the Sharks after all these years but you know what they say about money talking…

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.05.10 09:18:33 by klempie Reply

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  • Well if the Sharks allow him to leave it will be a huge mistake!!

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.05.10 09:19:20 by wpw Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 33) : After coaching the Boks, I think doing it for the Lions would be a step backwards. Then again, Dick’s done it…

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.05.10 09:19:20 by klempie Reply

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  • Aai klempie, don’t you have anything positive to say?? 😉

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.05.10 09:20:52 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : I agree with you to an extent, how much longer have we got him anyway? Is he not planning to retire after the world cup anyway?

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.05.10 09:20:58 by war1 Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 37) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.05.10 09:21:34 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 37) : Rob and I kissed and made up. There was a fair amount of stubble irritation involved. 😛

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.05.10 09:23:31 by klempie Reply

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  • War1
    They should offer him a coaching role. The guy has done so much for Bok rugby and to throw away that much wisdom and experience would be stupid!
    Klemps
    That is just gross (bad visuals). 😆

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.05.10 09:32:58 by wpw Reply
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  • All these rumours and speculations has to end, aren’t there any great journos left, ones that actually publish the whole truth and not the bullshit 👿

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.05.10 10:15:53 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 42) : I agree, there is so much speculation. Im gutted that Waylon will be leaving, I think with a decent 12 he still could find form again and instead the Sharks are even thinner at the back. If John Smit has left for the Lions, he needs his head read. With what, maybe two years to go in his career, he wants to end it with a fizzle?? Crazy if true.

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.05.10 10:24:47 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Well i say anybody going to a snoils team is 👿 😈 why go to the lions team when at the bottem of the S14 log
    lions must be very hard up for a win i guess 😕

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.05.10 10:48:58 by stormy chaz Reply

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  • The Beeld article isn’t really a rumour, it’s confirmation?

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.05.10 11:25:50 by walter van Lions World Reply

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  • @walter van Lions World (Comment 45) : Walter, it strikes me as somewhere in between. Cronje doesn’t exactly give a lot of facts, does he?

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.05.10 11:53:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @walter van Lions World (Comment 45) : is that a question?

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.05.10 11:56:21 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) :

    No he doesn’t all he says is “according to Sport 24’s information”……….

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.05.10 14:44:38 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • If it is true then the Sharks will have learnt a valuable lesson. That they aren’t the only ones with money. 🙂

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.05.10 14:48:46 by KSA Stormer © Reply

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  • Sad sad news this… 😥

    Btw, will the sharksworld login page’s pic be changed?

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.05.10 13:08:11 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Walter Venter is just the man we need at the Sharks, he is the one we need to open the midfield.

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.05.10 15:51:44 by Tiger Reply

     
  • he has been stuffed around at the Lions, would be good to see him in a Sharks outfit

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.05.10 15:55:45 by Tiger Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 50) : you truly think of teh deatail 😆

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.05.10 18:41:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 50) : Probably the next time we win some silverware. This may not be soon 🙁

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.05.10 22:17:38 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @Tiger (Comment 52) : I agree with you. I wonder if he’s available…

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.05.10 23:40:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think the Sharks must contact him. Het is a much better player that what they have at this moment

  • Comment 56, posted at 24.05.10 07:24:54 by Tiger Reply

     
  • @Tiger (Comment 56) : if they aren’t seriously looking at him, then they’re asleep.

  • Comment 57, posted at 24.05.10 07:59:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wouldn’t be surprised – he hasn’t played any rugby at the Sharks. Being a pro is about game time.

  • Comment 58, posted at 24.05.10 09:23:05 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • this is great news for the boks. we don’t have many good centres. waylon played well under dicks guidance and lost confidence when brad left. maybe a change of scenery will do him good.

  • Comment 59, posted at 24.05.10 10:04:33 by try time Reply

     
  • @Tiger (Comment 56) : been calling for him for a while now.

  • Comment 60, posted at 24.05.10 11:50:22 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : there`s a young one who played for Monument High last year and cravenweek if i`m not mistaken. i know he signed with the bulls, but a SERIOUS centre prospect. how`s our stock looking at the academy, anyone with info?

  • Comment 61, posted at 24.05.10 11:54:36 by VanWilder Reply

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