Sharksworld Own Glam-Couple

Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Meet the bloggers, Original Content on 2 Sep 2010 at 12:04

I am having seriously awsome fun with getting to know the bloggers! We have a couple who participates on the site (although I hope Flasher Girl will be making a more regular appearance after this!)

Okay, now that I have most of you guys attention…here are their answers to the questions I have asked!    ;-)

1.       Name, nickname and where do you live?

OP: Pierre Botes (Original Pierre) , Cape Town.

FG: Corlandie Loots ( Flasher Girl), Cape Town

2.       What do you do for a living?

OP: Retired got bored now I`m a student again – Unintentionally provide financial support to  Sportsbet. . .

FG: Part time Model

3.       Who do you support and why?

OP:Sharks, they took the Bulls out in the 90’s, when WP couldn’t. Sharks were way ahead on the marketing front that stage. James Small and Andre Joubert played for the Sharks. There was no other option, really..

FG:Sharks, cause my boyfriend told me to!!

4.       What is your Dream team (old and current players)?

OP: Christian Cullen, James Small, Andre Snyman, Walter Little, Carel du Plessis, Dan Carter, George Gregan, Zinzan Brooke, Andre Venter, Mark Andrews, Robin Brooke, Richie McCaw, Adrian Garvey, James Dalton, Os du Randt. – I change my mind fairly regularly though, ask me again next week and it’ll be 15 different guys!

FG: Frans Steyn, Zack Guildford, Conrad Smith, Paul Bosch, David Smith, Patrick Lambie, Pierre Barbizier, Pierre Spies, Juan Smith, Ian Jones, Mark Andrews, Richie McCaw, Brok Harris, John Smit, Beast.

5.       Which co-bloggers opinion do you value the Most? Why?

OP:KSA Shark and Richard Ferguson. Seems to know what they are talking about. Sometimes it gets too serious for me on the blog though. We need to relax and take the pi$$ more often!

FG: Original Pierre – if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t understand rugby at all.

6.       What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve made to watch a rugby match?

OP: Drove from Bloem to Durban to watch a game when I was still a student and had huge cashflow problems. Had to phone my GF at the time for money so we could get back to Bloem that Sunday night. Then there was the time I send my GF up to JHB to attend a wedding on her own cause it clashed with the semi finals…That’s trust.

FG: Valentine’s day

7.       Who is your least liked player?

OP: Used to be Derick Hougaardt, but Gerhard vd Heever seem to have gotten under my skin lately. Most Bulls players can elicit a not very PC remark from my side, doesn’t matter if they’re playing in Blue or Green and Gold. I’ve been known to support NZ against the Bokke if there’s not enough Sharks representation.

FG:Gerhardt vd Heever

8.       Who are your favourite 3 players of all time and why?

OP:Andre Joubert – winning us a WC with a broken hand. James Small – cause he was the first cool rugby player I knew. Christian Cullen – he was always keen to have a go. The most exciting player O have ever seen.

FG: Francois Steyn – he is hot if he remembers to shave. Dan Carter – HOT HOT HOT. Pierre Spies – need I say more?

9.       If you could have a blogger deleted, who would it be and why?

OP:Urhmm, this is a contentious question. Do I get indemnity? Probably Letgo. She has a problem with sexy avatars. Let’s just say she won’t like “the Sharks den” – that’s the bar in my house! LOL

FG: Not online enough to judge

10.   If you could select a coach (past or present) to be with Your team – who would it be?

OP: Kitch Christie – he got the job done when it counted most. Currently I’ll opt for Jake White / Eddie Jones combo, but I’m happy with Plum.

FG: Jake White

11.   How did you end up on SW, wasting valuable company time?

OP: Urmm – by accident I guess! Was unhappy when the official Sharks page took their comments section away and I searched for an alternative.

FG: Boyfriend referred me

12.   Who is your favourite referee – current or old?

OP: Mark Lawrence – without a doubt!

FG: Mark Lawrence

13.   Why Rugby ?

OP: That’s how I grew up. WP vs Northern Transvaal was a big deal back then. I caught up in the hype and never looked back.

FG:It’s brilliant entertainment and if you live with Original Pierre, you have to fit in, or ship out!!!!

14.   How do you react when your team loses?

OP: Depends against whom.If it was an important one, send quick congratulory sms to friends then switch cell to “silent”. Don’t get into discussion about where we stuffed up till next day. Get your ducks in a row before facing the music. When we lost the S12 final I went straight to bed after the game, no further eating or drinking for me. Sulked for days on end, watched the repeat, saw who stuffed up for us and made a mental note never to trust him again. EVER. I still have a problem with Ruan Pienaar for example.

FG: If we deserve to lose, I accept it. I have to focus on getting my BF out of the pits of dispair, there is no time to mourn.

15.   What is your most memorable rugby moment ever?

OP: Rugby WC 2007, maybe more because of the party afterwards than the quality of rugby. Also the 2008 CC we won was pretty special as I was in the company of some Bulls at the time.

FG: 2008 CC Victory for the Sharks

16.   What is your favourite rugby ground?

OP: Newlands is definitely the most scenic, but the atmosphere in the Shark Tank was fantastic! Maybe it was just a nice change for me to have like-minded supporters around me for a change!

FG: Newlands – only live rugby experience ever.

17.   What is your earliest memory of a live game – provincial or test match?

OP:  Earliest rugby memory – Errol Tobias playing for the Bokke against NZ – I was too young to remember the score though.

FG: 2009 Newlands, WP vs Reds – live (Earliest memory – 1990)

18.   If you could play – what position would suite you best and why?

OP: I played 13 at school but then the other guys kept growing and I didn’t. I guess if I had the talent and size on my side I would’ve liked to play fullback. The whole field in front of you, your choice where to link up with your line….But it comes with huge responsibility too.

FG: Wing, did 200m in a very good time!

19.   Do you have any pre-match routines (home or going to the game)?

OP: Depends who the Sharks face. If it’s a crucial clash coming up, I e-mail my “rugby mailing list” to wind them up during the week. On game day, just the same preparations as anyone else I suppose. (READ: stock the fridge) In extreme situations I’ve been known to listen to Al Paccino’s speech in “Any given Sunday” to focus…LOL!

FG: Dress the part

OP’s Sharks Loyalty Testimony:

I was visiting with my in-laws in Snor City when the Sharks faced the Bulls back in 2008 (no – I have never been back to that house), this typical 120kg’s Bulls supporters, draped a Bulls flag over my car when I was not looking. I discovered it, yanked it off and proceeded to polish my cars’ mags with their flag. Gave them back the Bulls flag with some black and white stains. Guess I am not the most popular son-in-law! LOL!



  • I love reading this, thanks Ice. 🙂 It’s nice putting faces and info behind the people.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.09.10 12:22:02 by Nita Reply
  • FG:It’s brilliant entertainment and if you live with Original Pierre, you have to fit in, or ship out!!!!

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.09.10 12:40:59 by Ice Reply
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  • Great stuff guys , soooo when are we doing drinks at the sharks den? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.09.10 12:43:58 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 3) :

    I have an idea – sooner than you might [email protected] 😆

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.09.10 12:46:32 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 4) :

    I’m there like a bear.

    P.S. Claytie is the biggest fader ever!! 😈

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.09.10 13:07:15 by wpw Reply
  • flashergirl is phat!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.09.10 13:07:58 by Megatron Reply

  • I definately need to get to Cape Town soon. A whole bunch of nice Sharksworlders there……

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.09.10 13:08:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • good read. dont be surpised if you see a e-mail pop up from me 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.09.10 13:10:17 by richzed Reply

  • @richzed (Comment 8) : I’ll be waiting patiently! 😉

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.09.10 13:12:29 by Ice Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : wpw is the biggest person.ever. 😈

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.09.10 13:17:01 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 10) :

    👿 😕

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.09.10 13:23:47 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 11) : u started it! LOL

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.09.10 13:29:57 by Ice Reply
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  • This is great Ice..

    Fantastic Idea.. It really gives the place a feel god vibe, its not all doom and gloom and serious rugby..

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.09.10 13:35:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Now I know how to answer my question no. 9 😎

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.09.10 13:38:09 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : ja, well, if I had to leave SW just in the hands of u guys, Prozac would have been making a keeling now! 😈 thanks!

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.09.10 13:41:40 by Ice Reply
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  • Hi everyone :mrgreen:
    only on for a bit 😳 and my see its the same old SW fighting again ok 😳 😉
    going off the subject

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) :

    Punter help please what the hell is super over in T20 😳

    got no idea what i’m doing in the T20 please help 🙁

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.09.10 13:43:04 by chaz Reply

  • it does add a nice buzz to the site,also nice to actually put faces to names

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.09.10 14:04:37 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Oh and nice to meet you guys 😛

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.09.10 14:05:36 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Andre Snyman at 13….get of the tik dammit 😉

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.09.10 14:06:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 15) : on holiday so me in and out of SW and SB will get back to this one a bit later but a very good one from u ice its always great to get names and faces together 😉 😉

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.09.10 14:14:24 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 20) : let me know when u are back at home – then I will send u questions!

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.09.10 14:24:48 by Ice Reply
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  • 😎 guys.

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.09.10 14:36:25 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 14) :


  • Comment 23, posted at 02.09.10 14:41:54 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 23) : nice job G-shark 😉

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.09.10 14:58:30 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 24) :

    Thanks co-G-Shark! :mrgreen:

    When am I getting yours, just so by the way?? 🙄 😉

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.09.10 15:00:15 by Ice Reply
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  • @chaz (Comment 16) :

    Chaz.. A Super over in cricket is used when the scores are level after both teams have played 20 overs, ie its a draw.

    So then each team gets an extra over each to score the most runs, and thus the winner announced.
    Does that help?

    So if you say a game will be decided by super over, ou are saying it will be a draw, and then you have to select who you think will win the super over..

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.09.10 15:04:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 25) : got stuck somewhere in the middle but it’s coming …. coming …. 😉

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.09.10 15:06:26 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 27) :

    Good! 😀

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.09.10 15:18:17 by Ice Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 10) :

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.09.10 16:05:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • i’m trying to see if that bar has Fish Eagle

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.09.10 16:43:27 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Pokkel (Comment 19) : Hy’s mos from Kaapstad. 😛

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.09.10 10:40:46 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 31) :

    Dude, you will be happy to know that my answer to question no 9 is not you!! 😯

    Are you at all surprised?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.09.10 10:43:12 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 32) :

    I’d have to decline to answer #9 😛

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.09.10 10:47:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 32) : Not at all!! However, I am not happy about the fact. 😈

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.09.10 10:49:13 by klempie Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 32) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 33) : To be fair, when I saw that question, I figured I might feature on a number of responses. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.09.10 10:50:15 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 35) :

    You wouldn’t feature on mine, so don’t worry. 😆

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.09.10 10:51:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : Damn! 👿

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.09.10 10:53:57 by klempie Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 26) : T20’s, and consequently super overs, are KAK!!

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.09.10 11:08:22 by klempie Reply


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