Mostert to make Sharks return?

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 21 Sep 2010 at 17:38
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Putting together a couple of pieces of news that are emerging, it starts to appear as though former Lions lock Gerhard Mostert will return to the Sharks squad to face his old team this weekend.

Mostert, who moved to the Sharks in the off-season after spending most of the 2009 season on the injury list, duly re-dislocated the same shoulder within 5 minutes of his Sharks debut, against the Chiefs in the Super 14. He has been involved in rehabilitation ever since and has come through a few weeks of club rugby unscathed.

With Ross Skeate out injured until at least the semi-finals and both Anton Bresler and Michael Rhodes released to play for College Rovers in the National Club Champs in Stellenbosch this week (Rhodes scored a try against UJ on Monday), Mostert seems a pretty clear candidate to make the squad this weekend, probably in the number 18 jersey. This is basically through a process of elimination, cos there’s nobody else!


  • Unless Alberts moves to 4 and sykes covers lock from the bench. Or Alberts cover lock and Botes comes into the starting XV…not that I’m saying that’s the case, just another possibility.

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.09.10 17:41:58 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 1) : if we go into the den with Keegan, Botes, Kanko and Skollie as our loose forwards, then I fear for Plums sanity.

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.09.10 17:49:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • I still haven’t seen Mostert play. Not even in his Lions days 😳

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.09.10 18:08:19 by Jarson Reply
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  • Nah, i think that trio would be just fine (friggin hope so). Its the reserves that i’m worried about. With Mostert on the bench, it will be good. Just in time to give another option for the finals.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.09.10 18:09:20 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • He should go and grab the opportunity with both hands!

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.09.10 18:17:57 by Benna08 Reply
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  • Mostert is a very good player, he even made the Bok training squad a few years ago. I hope he comes through this unscathed.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.09.10 18:34:32 by war1 Reply
  • war1
    Can you confirm how many games Marius has played in the last 2 years??
    I’m sure its not much!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.09.10 19:29:24 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 7) : Doesn’t matter this story is about GERHARD Mostert 😆

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.09.10 19:58:54 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 8) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


  • Comment 9, posted at 21.09.10 20:08:37 by KSA Pink Shark © Reply

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  • Oh dear! 🙁

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.09.10 20:43:24 by wpw Reply
  • Lag jy lekker oubaas?? 👿

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.09.10 20:44:28 by wpw Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : unimaginably this may be the answer ..

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.09.10 20:45:09 by rekinek (in pink) Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 8) : 😆

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.09.10 21:43:53 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Stranger things has happened! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.09.10 21:44:29 by Letgo Reply
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  • I’m giving away tickets to the Lions vs Sharks game on my site, go to the forum here to be considered for the draw

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.09.10 05:25:41 by walter van Lions World Reply

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  • @walter van Lions World (Comment 15) : That’s cool dude 😎

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.09.10 07:41:35 by Jarson Reply
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  • @walter van Lions World (Comment 15) : sent my e-mail to you

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.09.10 08:00:17 by war1 Reply
  • Having Mostert there is a positive, hopefully he can come through the last couple of league games. But surely, Rhodes have been with the squad for the entire campaign! Why send him to play in the club champs (which I love by the way) if we regard the Lions game as VERY IMPORTANT TO SECURE TOP SPOT on the log?

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.09.10 08:10:26 by SharksRTB Reply

  • Would a draw with a try bonus point not be enough? Maybe we can still pakistan the bulls out of this . . . 😈

    Stefan needs to have a long talk with Franco me thinks

    Then make dead sure we take 5 off the Leopards and before you can say Prooooovince we`re in a position to send the Wildebeeste on a weekend for 22 in the Magical MotherCity!

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.09.10 08:33:06 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 19) : I like the way you think…

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.09.10 08:35:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 19) : :mrgreen: nice… would be interesting to see the “wildebeest” side, as they usually have alot of u/21`s in that side and with the u/21s in their own comp we should see interesting selections IF we earn that luxury and IF they choose to put out a weaker team..

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.09.10 08:54:41 by VanWilder Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 21) : I will eat my hat if John Plumtree EVER sends a B team out onto the field in a competitive match

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.09.10 09:06:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : Agreed and why should he? The Sharks should aim to win all their remaining games

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.09.10 09:31:51 by war1 Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : cant see that happening too. i`m going to newlands for that game, i will not be a happy camper if we send out a B side and we lost by 30 points… 😈

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.09.10 09:54:22 by VanWilder Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 24) : Sometimes you have to take one for the team hehehe
    I would love for us to be in a position where we can afford not to worry about the province match. Imagine having our guys nice and rested before the semi finals against the bulls or dare I hope . . . Lions!
    Sadly I don`t see it happening though.

    @robdylan (Comment 22) : Don`t think it was Plum but I can recall a time in the past where the sharks send in some . . . dubious players against the Crusers in Christchurch cause we had no hope of beating them at the time. Think stars like Stephen Brink and Roger Smith featured! That really did happen so you want some mustard with that hat of yours Rob? 😈

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.09.10 10:15:40 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 25) : i think what rob is trying to say is that plum is one to stay with the tried and tested… for how long did we not petition for mvovo and lambie to start? maybe he will rest a few key players if thats the case but about 70-80% of the team will stay the same…

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.09.10 10:23:20 by VanWilder Reply

  • Looks like we will have Jannie du Plessis back this weekend as well

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.09.10 11:15:47 by war1 Reply
  • Keegs has had flu, apparently he should be OK by Thursday

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.09.10 11:21:15 by war1 Reply
  • I just think we need a lock that was a beast like Ackerman,when he was with us our rolling malls=unstoppable.well that is my take on it and I hope that maybe Mostert can be the one.

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.09.10 19:21:49 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 25) : that was Dick Muir, not Plum, so I’ll be passing that mustard right on back 🙂

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.09.10 21:30:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • You can see I am afrikaans with my spelling. 😳

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.09.10 21:39:26 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Mapoe gets Bok blocked
    2010-09-22 19:04
    Bloemfontein – Springbok Sevens coach
    Paul Treu requested the use of rogue
    winger Lionel Mapoe for the upcoming
    Commonwealth Sevens tournament, but
    was refused by the Free State Rugby Union. can reveal that Treu had
    accredited Mapoe on request of his agent
    and the national selectors to be part of the
    South African team for the tournament in
    New Delhi, India, but the request was
    turned down by the Cheetahs.
    Mapoe has been in a contractual dispute
    with the Cheetahs for six months now, and
    will head to the High Court in Bloemfontein
    on Thursday after he hasn ’t returned to the
    city since losing the arbitration case in his
    Treu confirmed the request, saying he
    didn ’t want to get involved in the dispute,
    but was looking to help the player get
    some playing time while he was in limbo.
    Mapoe is a Sevens Springbok and knows
    both the structures and game plan of the
    Sevens squad, and would have been a
    welcome boost to South Africa ’s hopes of
    getting a medal at the Commonwealth
    “I just thought it would be the ideal chance
    for him to get some time on the field,
    which is valuable for a player like him who
    hasn ’t played for some months. Naturally it
    would also have aided us in our quest for a
    medal in the competition, ” Treu told “I have to say that I am
    disappointed, not only for ourselves but
    also for Lionel, who needs to put this
    behind him and get back onto the field
    again. ”
    Mapoe lost the arbitration dispute almost
    two months ago, but has still been training
    in Durban with the Sharks since declaring
    his contract with the Cheetahs invalid. The
    Cheetahs are disputing this and have asked
    for a court interdict to compel Mapoe to
    head back to Bloemfontein and join up
    with his former province.

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.09.10 21:46:34 by Megatron Reply


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