Bosman confirms Sharks move

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Sharks on 4 Aug 2010 at 16:14
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Springbok and Free State utility back Meyer Bosman will play for the Sharks in 2011, it has been confirmed, while two other transfer targets have opted to stay put in Bloemfontein.

The highly-rated Ebersohn twins, centre Robert and flyhalf Sias, have long been on Rudolf Straueli’s shopping list, but both recently ended speculation about their immediate futures by confirming that they’ve signed with the Cheetahs for another year. Another young Cheetahs star, prop Coenie Oosthuizen, has extended his contract by the same period.

Bosman, comfortable at either flyhalf or inside centre, was a surprise inclusion in the Springbok tour squad for the European tour at the end of the 2005 season as a raw 20-year-old. He played in three tests on that tour before being cast into the international wilderness, only earning a recall to the Bok set up this year, when he sat on the bench against Wales earlier in the season.

Bosman will move to Durban at the conclusion of the current Currie Cup season, along with a former teammate in Bulls flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter. With outside back Lionel Mapoe set to have his move to the Sharks ratified by the courts this week, the Durban side’s backline for the 2011 Super 15 could start to take on a very orange hue indeed.


  • Not a bad buy

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.08.10 16:21:46 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Awesome news!!

    Its a shame about the brothers though..

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.08.10 16:23:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : no it’s not.

    Seriously, they’re overrated and we don’t need them.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.08.10 16:24:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 1) :

    Not a bad buy AT ALL.

    We are actually going to have some depth at 10/12 in the S15. 😎 Will be a strange feeling. 😛

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.08.10 16:24:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • can’t believe we bought this guy.i’m not a very happy camper about this signing. seems like we are trying to buy the whole cheetah team just so that we don’t lose to them that often. they must take rudi strauli and sent him to the moon 👿

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.08.10 16:27:27 by butchboy Reply

  • None of this was really surprising, but it’s nice to have confirmation

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.08.10 16:33:01 by war1 Reply
  • Hel, this is not good. I can think of much better than this.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.08.10 16:35:12 by Tiger Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : remember the last time we had this much depth at 10/12… ended up being a disaster trying to manage them all!

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.08.10 16:38:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Tiger (Comment 7) : me too

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.08.10 16:39:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • i recon this is a decent signing! put him in a different team environment and you never know, he could blossom into a better player! positive thinking!!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.08.10 16:51:42 by richzed Reply

  • Well, we may have 3 no 10’s soon, and they arent 35, so lets do it…

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.08.10 16:57:27 by Rtaxerxes Reply

  • @Rtaxerxes (Comment 11) : this will be uncharted territory for us 🙂

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.08.10 17:08:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob what u think will be the super 15 squad formation…

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.08.10 17:52:56 by shaniboi Reply

  • I think Meyer is a better signing than JLP, but now we have both, so I can’t complain.

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.08.10 18:00:15 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Agreed. The brothers were over the top. With Guy Cronje, Bosman, Lambie and JLP able to play 10, we certainly don’t need Sias. Robert would have been handy I guess as a back up 13 but in Lindeque, Jacobs and some other youngsters like Mapoe also able to cover 13, we should be all right there too.

    Buying in the Ebersohns would not have been the right message for the youngsters. And they are not that good anyway.

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.08.10 18:14:51 by Oubaas2009 Reply

  • Another mediocre no12 we already hav strauss and swannie plus jlp and lambie. Stuff development and the youngsters who prove themselves we’ll just sign an average free stater. Id b bleak if i was a u19 or 21 guy at da academy getting pushed down da order. Surely lambie and mvovo proved that there are great youngsters coming thru. Dumb signing imho

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.08.10 18:15:02 by RuckingFun Reply

  • Not looking bad for S15 next year…Looking at options

    9. McCleod/Kockett/ Ross Cronje
    10. JLP/ Lambie/ Bosman/ Meyer/ Guy Cronje
    11. Mapoe/ Mvovo/ Richards
    12. Lambie/ Bosman/ Swannie/ JLP
    13. Jacobs/ Mapoe/ Lindeque
    14. JPP / Vulindlu
    15. Lambie/ Ludick

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.08.10 18:19:04 by Oubaas2009 Reply

  • @RuckingFun (Comment 16) : Bosman is still young. Good signing as can cover 10/12 and even 13 if needed. Still don’t think he ever reached his potential at Cheetahs. Jake White saw something there…

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.08.10 18:22:38 by Oubaas2009 Reply

  • This guy is quite a decent player. He can kick at goal too can’t he??
    He is much better than either of Swaanie and Dries.
    Also has much experience and could come in handy if he plays alongside Lambie!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.08.10 19:40:11 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 19) :

    I think Swannie is just as good as if not better than Bosman. As for Strauss, i’m afrasid he was always just there becasue we didn’t (don’t) have someone to fill the gap.

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.08.10 19:44:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I,m starting to wonder if I,m a negative person but what the Fu#k is going on , ok now the sharks have to many players and the same nightmare deja vu crap is going to happen again the only real game winning superstar the sharks have,might not even have a starting position ,so what happens to lambie now

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.08.10 21:13:20 by zvision10 Reply

  • I’m still in 2 minds about this, guess I’ll wait untill he’s had a couple of runs in the Black & White before I pass judgment 🙂

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.08.10 07:14:28 by Jarson Reply
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  • Yep, the boys are going to have to fight it out for places, and I hope the chemistry remains in the squad, I hope we remain a positive squad. I personally from here on in would like to cap the buying from Free State and Lions and focus on the homegrown talent coming through the ranks, we have a big enough squad, we now need to nurture the young guns coming through the ranks and in a season or three have a very Natal flavour to our union, I understand the professional era, and I understand the money we make from making trades etc etc, but we have the system, but we seem not to utilize efficiently. An opinion, I have no problems with likes of our purchases, as we have bought some cannons in Deysel and Alberts, we have bought some creativity and speed now in JLP and Mapoe, we have bought some midfield reliability with Bosman, some lock experience with Skeate and Mostert, but now we need to nurture our boys and create a healthy squad and culture. Good times at the Shark Tank.

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.08.10 07:34:58 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • @Jarson (Comment 22) : Hey boet, I think he is a really good player, his distribution, boot and defence are all exceptionally good, I am sure you know this, but not sure if he is the right sort of player for our mix?

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.08.10 07:35:59 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 24) : I agree he is a decent player but I would 1st like to see how he performs in the Shark’s system.

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.08.10 07:39:42 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 25) : indeed. Inside centre has a bit of depth, outside centre is Mapoe (possibly), we need to focus on developing depth there… I miss Waylon, but I understand his move away from us. With JLP coming and Meyer Bosman, I have a feeling Monty and Swannie will be on the ‘sell’ side of the transfer book.

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.08.10 07:45:33 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • @KSA:
    Oubaas, you can’t seriously think that Bosman is no better than Swanepoel???

    For a starter, he can kick pass and change direction when running.

    I am not convinced we needed another good player, as opposed to just springing for a single world-class player, but I do think he is better than both Strauss and Swanepoel.

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.08.10 08:01:05 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 27) : At this stage I agree, Swannie was promising when he 1st started out but has since became stuck in a rut.

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.08.10 08:08:38 by Jarson Reply
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  • I’m not a “homegrown” fan! 😥

    I hope no one holds that against me,… 🙁

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.08.10 08:41:23 by Letgo Reply
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  • New year 2010 was my 10 year anniversary as a Natal girl, but I still lived more than half my life in a different province…do you think I was a good buy for the Sharks? 🙂

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.08.10 08:44:40 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 29) : Not at all! We are in a professional be the best, you buy the best, if its not available locally. However, if it is and you still prefer to buy outside, then I do have a problem with it! If that makes sense! 😆

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.08.10 08:49:07 by Ice Reply
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  • More importantly, Keegan Daniel has re-signed for a further 3 years. Great news, he’s a massive asset to the Sharks with his pace and skills. I’m surprised actually he didn’t leave considering Kankowski and Alberts have the number 8 shirt and that seems to be his best position. Perhaps he is being groomed to take over from Botes…

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.08.10 09:32:25 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 31) : 🙂

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.08.10 10:11:05 by Letgo Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 32) : Keegan won’t be selected in the starting 15 at any of the other unions, so he won’t leave easily…We have to many loosies in SA for them to be choosy about the unions they play for.

    Having said that, I am very pleased that we will have him for another 3 years, he is a great asset to the Sharks, from the bench or starting and it’s good to see that he has shown his loyalty.

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.08.10 10:14:58 by Letgo Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 32) : Yep, if we think about it openside flank is Deysel, Rhodes & Daniel (regular players I mean) – whereas blindside has been occupied by Botes for some time… I think we could see Deysel switch over to blindside and Daniel, Rhodes and co have to fight for openside – I think too that Daniel looks at home in Number 8, but Kanko and Alberts are there as you say, Daniel is a team player and valuable in any position, he has accepted his lot and I think just wants to feature somehow… Well played for the loyalty.

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.08.10 12:54:11 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • from die bos and into the ocean. hope you can swim laaitjie.

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.08.10 13:12:09 by try time Reply

  • @Letgo (Comment 30) : From where?

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.08.10 13:29:43 by Greg Reply

  • @Greg (Comment 37) : Welkom, Free State 😀

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.08.10 14:08:21 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 38) :

    Jammer om dit te hoor meisie!! 😈 😉

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.08.10 14:11:25 by wpw Reply
  • @Letgo (Comment 38) : Welkom by die Sharks Meyer 😉

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.08.10 14:11:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 38) : Welkom to KZN, well I guess that is a (barely) upward move 😆 😆

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.08.10 14:31:33 by Greg Reply

  • Sharks team has been announced.

    Great team except for the centre’s.

    Lambie at 10
    Strauss at 12
    Alberts 7
    Keegan 6
    Jannie 3


  • Comment 42, posted at 05.08.10 14:38:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Hargreaves back at 5.

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.08.10 14:38:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 42) :

    Waar is al die Sharks admins?? Ek hettie lus om die span op te sit nie… lol

    Just kidding, give me 2 secs!! 😉

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.08.10 14:40:09 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 44) : Moenie so bleddie lui wees nie 😉

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.08.10 14:40:58 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 39) : @wpw (Comment 39) : @Pokkel (Comment 40) : 🙄

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.08.10 14:50:06 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 45) : Hy kannie multitask nie, hy is biesag om ‘n gatsy te eet… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.08.10 14:52:10 by Charlie Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 44) : Ja jou closet Sharks supporter 😈

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.08.10 14:54:35 by Charlie Reply

  • Eish! 🙄

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.08.10 14:55:48 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 47) : Ja nee sy 2 sec is nou meer soos 20 minutes 😉

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.08.10 14:56:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Congrats to Juan Smith with the birth of his baby daughter this morning.

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.08.10 14:59:58 by Tackler Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 47) : Nope, he can’t multitask, because he is from the cape, people from that neck of the woods battle to do one thing at a time, let alone two :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.08.10 15:00:22 by Greg Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 50) : 😈

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.08.10 15:01:25 by Charlie Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 44) :

    You’re wayyyyyyyy to slow, the team was posted twice, taken down twice and reposted again already 😛

    and there iss till no sign of your article 😆 Are you auditioning for WING in the WP team? 😛

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.08.10 15:02:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 52) : Can Leeuloop be class as multitasking ?

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.08.10 15:02:39 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 47) : 👿 👿 👿

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.08.10 15:09:34 by wpw Reply
  • @Charlie (Comment 55) : Only if one sings, and does the actions at the same time 😀

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.08.10 15:09:57 by Greg Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 54) :

    I will have you know that I asked Richard to put up the thread!! 😈

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.08.10 15:15:00 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 58) : Luigat…het jy darem lekker gevreet :mrgreen: 😉

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.08.10 15:17:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 59) : 😆

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.08.10 15:18:23 by Charlie Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 58) : Is jy dan nou in charge, giving orders ? 😯

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.08.10 15:19:06 by Charlie Reply

  • @Greg (Comment 57) : 😆

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.08.10 15:19:36 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 61) :

    Jy wiet dan!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.08.10 15:35:15 by wpw Reply

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