Richard Ferguson

Plum’s thoughts

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 30 Aug 2010 at 10:41
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Here are a few thoughts that came from the post match interview with John Plumtree.

On the match overall: “I thought it was a very entertaining match to watch, the supporters really got their money’s worth. It was great football. Things got a little loose in our own 22m, especially after we got the bonus point. I’m pleased at the way we played the game, some 50/50 passes didn’t quite go our way. We conceded four tries, but all of them were runaway or turnover tries and there is no way to defend that. Basson was outstanding and they play towards him,”

Asked whether Pretorius was just backup: “I really wanted to play Pretorius, but the game got a bit close towards the end and I didn’t want to take Pat (Lambie) out of the game.”

Pat Lambie has now had a few games at flyhalf and his thoughts were: “Pat isgetting better with each game. He is a great footballer, passes well and is getting better at his kicking game. He will have to learn to rather kick when there is nothing on outside him.”

Asked about Bismarck’s injury: “Bismarck rolled his ankle and it will only be clear later what the extent of it is. It might end up being a sprain.”

Good news was that Plumtree confirmed that Gerhard Mostert was playing club rugby, and that Adi Jacobs was about 3-4 weeks away from getting back in the mix.


  • They surely won’t play Adi in this years CC? With only a few weeks left, I don’t think that would be the smart choice.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.08.10 10:51:05 by Letgo Reply
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  • Jeepers Jacobs has been out for ages!

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.08.10 10:51:51 by Oubaas2009 Reply

  • I think with Jacques Fourie playing great rugger and Jean De Jongh’s emergence, Adi’s bok dream may be over for good. Rate both of those guys ahead of him. PDV does have a soft spot for Adrian though. Be nice to have him back for the Sharks though.

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.08.10 10:54:49 by Oubaas2009 Reply

  • Jacobs is a LEGEND!! 😀 😎

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.08.10 10:56:15 by wpw Reply
  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 3) :

    If we plan on taking 4 centres to the RWC then Adi stands a chance don’t you think??


    Wynand kan gaan doppies blaas!! 😈

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.08.10 10:58:30 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 5) : Could do…

    JDV and Jacques Fourie are certainly 1st choice. JDJ is great cover as he can play 12/13.

    That leaves WO fighting it out with Adi.. PDV also thinks Butch covers 12 (wrongly IMO) so would be little point in having JDV, JDJ, Butch and WO covering 12? But then again PDV has sprung the odd surprise hasn’t he!

    At 13 we have Fourie and JDJ… And JDV can also play there if needed (but then you would be accommodating either WO or Butch at 12 I guess…).

    Eish, ek weet nie. At least Adi hasn’t been overplayed!

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.08.10 11:13:28 by Oubaas2009 Reply

  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 6) :

    Adi for the EOYT anybody?

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.08.10 11:17:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : Ask Amir or Asif, I am sure they have odds on it…

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.08.10 11:19:05 by Oubaas2009 Reply

  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 8) :

    :mrgreen: Fantastic what you can get done if you really want to hey?!

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.08.10 11:22:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : I’ll swap you/WP for De Jongh… 😉 we got a deal??

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.08.10 11:36:36 by Mole Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 10) :

    Huh?? ❓ 😕

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.08.10 11:56:10 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 11) : You rate Adi as a legend – wouldnt you like to see him in Blue and White hoops?? All it will cost you is De Jongh in return.. 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.08.10 11:58:04 by Mole Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 12) :


    Nah, De Jongh still has many years of top flight rugby in him.

    I’d go with him instead of Adi if I had the choice!! 😀

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.08.10 12:29:22 by wpw Reply
  • Adi’s agent busy trading already… 😯

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.08.10 12:30:03 by Charlie Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 13) : Clever you, just a shame you support the wrong team :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.08.10 12:31:29 by Charlie Reply

  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 2) : Boks needs a descent break… 😆

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.08.10 12:32:04 by Charlie Reply

  • Mole, I think you meant Adi for de Jongh. And no thanks: we don’t sell players just cos they are injured.

    Adi has given his all for the Sharks and Boks, and not long ago everyone was singing his praises. Give him a chance on the pitch.

    De Jongh is great though.

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.08.10 12:32:38 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 17) : Sorry mate, never been the biggest Adi fan… I know, I know 😉 Look he is class, and has proved himself to be an asset to the Sharks and the Boks over the years, but IMO (I’ll probably be lynched for this) he is best suited to the final 30 min when the game opens up, so if I had the job of choosing a 13 to start for the Sharks it would be De Jongh every time – surely he has to be a little worried about the amount of game time he will get with JdV and Fourie proving once again that they are SA’s best centre combo..

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.08.10 13:14:00 by Mole Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 14) :

    Hey i thought you werekeeping us updated on adi. last i heard was 3/4 September wasn’t it?

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.08.10 13:46:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • He will have to learn to rather kick when there is nothing on outside him.

    seems Plum seesit the same way most of us do. THAT is the only problem I have with his game at the moment.

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.08.10 13:48:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Talking about Adi, where’s the interview that we send the Questions in for??

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.08.10 13:52:41 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Mole (Comment 18) : He actually called up the bulls when he heard they signed J Fourie

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.08.10 13:54:48 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Letgo (Comment 21) :

    Ask Big Feesh aka ‘The Slacker’ 😈 😆

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.08.10 13:55:52 by wpw Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 22) : Dont blame him for looking around… Really rate him, it would be a waste for him to sit on the bench…

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.08.10 14:06:28 by Mole Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 17) : Where’s the interview of Adi???

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.08.10 15:37:42 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 25) : good question

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.08.10 15:50:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) :

    That is his only shortcoming.. If you can call it a weakness, coz what it boils down to, is that we keep possession, and the last time I checked that was a good thing.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 31.08.10 09:00:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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