A Horse in Bulls clothing

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Sharks on 7 Oct 2010 at 09:46
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Sharksworld has reliably learned that impressive College Rovers flyhalf Wes Dunlop has been snapped up by the Blue Bulls ahead of next season. Dunlop, known as “Horse” to his friends, was instrumental in securing Rovers’ maiden National Club Championship trophy last month.

There has been much debate over the past few weeks about who the Bulls would contract to fill the void in their squad left by Jacques-Louis Potgieter’s looming defection to the Sharks, with players as diverse as Naas Olivier and Earl Rose linked to a move to Pretoria. I find it quite interesting that they have finally settled on a player who has been available to the Sharks all along; funny that it takes the scouts from the Bulls to spot the flyhalf talent that we thought we didn’t have, hence the decision to recruit Potgieter, Meyer Bosman et al.

Dunlop was born in Durban 23 years ago, but moved to Port Elizabeth for his schooling, where he matriculated at Grey High School. He returned to the Sharks Academy and has played both age group and Vodacom Cup rugby for the Sharks, with a stint playing for EP in last year’s Currie Cup sandwiched in between. His younger brother Cameron currently plays loose forward for the Sharks under 21 side and is also highly-rated.

Rovers look likely to be the victims of their own success at Club Champs, with a number of their players snapped up ahead of next year. Captain and fullback Chris Jordaan, a Sharks regular a few seasons back, is on his way to the Pumas, while scrumhalf Neil de Bruyn (whose father Swys coaches the Sharks under 21s) is apparently also on his way to Pretoria. Fiery hooker Jody Jenneker, who impressed on the flank in Stellenbosch and was named player of the tournament, is heading down to Boland next season to play for Loffie Eloff.


  • Sheesh! Damn Poachers! 😈 I wish them all the best of luck for the future.

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.10.10 09:49:53 by Jarson Reply
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  • 😕 😕

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.10.10 09:51:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Its crazy how being successful in the tournament can come back and bite you in the ass..

    THe big question is, why has Dunlop not played for the Sharks when we needed a flyhalf so badly.

    Rob, is this oke better than Dumond?

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.10.10 09:51:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I guess we can’t have them all on our books. Good Luck to all of them

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.10.10 09:53:25 by Farlington Reply

  • Jenneker was the dude who played for the Valke right?

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.10.10 09:55:07 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : That is a good question. Perhaps you can ask Dolf next time you see him at the tank.

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.10.10 10:00:02 by lostfish Reply
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  • Best of luck to the lad.. No doubt Rovers will recruit some suitable replacements for this lot. They just seem to lap up good players..

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.10.10 10:02:28 by Sportbilly(Oubaas2009) Reply

  • Will be nice to see Jenneker playing some provincial rugga again. Just needs to lose the gut.. It’s bigger than Elton Jantjies one.

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.10.10 10:03:26 by Sportbilly(Oubaas2009) Reply

  • @lostfish (Comment 6) : Maybe Dunlop will struggle like JLP did at the Bulls 😈

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.10.10 10:03:29 by Jarson Reply
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  • I can understand recruiting Bosman to bulk up the shallow depth at centre but why did the Sharks let this guy slip through their fingers when he was right under their noses??

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.10.10 10:04:39 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) : krek

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.10.10 10:17:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • oh well you c its not just who Poach :mrgreen:
    i hope those who say we do all the poaching is reading this :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.10.10 10:36:54 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 12) : Talking about a bit of horse-trading here, not a rhino…. – willing buyer. willing seller 😉

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.10.10 11:00:41 by diablo Reply

  • I really hope Tyson Jenneker can make it happen at Boland. Was a great prospect a few years back, but lost his way a bit.

    He used to have both pace and power, coupled with real mongrel. Was fun to watch.

    Good luck to all the guys getting a shot at the big time.

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.10.10 11:08:35 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Got a niiice baby mama 😉

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.10.10 11:14:02 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Oooooo Ryperd, ons ry die pad tesame… 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.10.10 11:14:54 by Charlie Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 14) : I was surprised he turned up at Rovers, was under the impression he was playing for Villagers in the SLA

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.10.10 11:15:14 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Charlie (Comment 16) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 😉

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.10.10 11:18:58 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 18) : 😈

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.10.10 11:25:12 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 19) : why you cross ons ry mos die Sharks perd saam of nie ek is a shark en u is a mmmm die hell met die bb perd of jy ry hom ook 😉 a closet BB 😉

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.10.10 11:29:58 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 20) : :mrgreen:…NOOIT !!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.10.10 11:33:49 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 21) : got you :mrgreen:

    so nt cross anymore ons ry die perd tesame :mrgreen: (SHARKS PERD)

    eeeeeee :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.10.10 11:36:16 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 22) : HIEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!! 😆

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.10.10 12:38:01 by Charlie Reply

  • Pity we have signed two FHs in Pretorius and JLP. Cause I heard. The Rovers FH was great in the final. Never watched the game just heard so.

    Hope we have not lost a good future FH for the Sharks.

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.10.10 13:13:23 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 24) : It’s not really a problem… cos we’ll buy him back in a few years at a premium when he’s proven his ability at the Bulls… cos we’ll be needing someone when JLP leaves in a huff to play overseas cos he’s tired of being shoved around after he was promised he’d be our No 1 flyhalf :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.10.10 13:35:01 by CS Reply

  • Rovers’ fullback Chris Jordaan is also gone for next season. He has signed for the Pumas.

    I think he was the Rovers Captain.

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.10.10 14:15:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Any info on what Downey is doing after his spell at Griquas. Wouldn’t be too surprised if he left aswell, as he can start elsewhere and has had min sharks time and has quite a few players ahead of him

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.10.10 16:13:34 by RuckingFun Reply

  • @RuckingFun (Comment 27) : I’ll let you guys know what Justin’s plan is as soon as something’s confrimed.

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.10.10 17:10:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • To the bulls? SPIT ! If that`s where his priorities are good riddance.

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.10.10 17:14:57 by Original Pierre Reply
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