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Timely boost for Sharks


Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 14 Oct 2010 at 16:50

The Sharks have announced that quite a few of their squad have extended their contracts with the union. This news comes at a good time as the build up to the semi final against the Blue Bulls intensifies.

This speaks volumes of the spirit in the camp especially as many of the players have had offers from other unions with reportedly quite lucrative payment attached to them. Particularly exciting is the contracts given to younger players who understandably would have had contracts offered to them from other unions and it is great to see the Sharks retaining these great players.

The contracted squad for 2011 onwards looks, as it stands, as follows:

Props:
Tendai Mtawarira (new 3 year contract), Dale Chadwick (new contract), Wiehan Herbst (new contract), Julian Redelinghuys (new contract), Jannie du Plessis, Eugene van Staden

Hookers:
Kyle Cooper (new contract), Craig Burden, Bismarck du Plessis, John Smit

Locks:
Anton Bresler (new contract), Jandre Marais (new contract), Alistair Hargreaves, Gerhard Mostert, Ross Skeate, Steven Sykes

Loose forwards:
Keegan Daniel (3 year contract), Ryan Kankowski (3 year contract), Lubabalu Mthembu (new contract), Willem Alberts, Jacques Botes, Jean Deysel

Scrumhalves:
Conrad Hoffman (3 year contract), Charl McLeod (3 year contract), Ross Cronje (new contract)

Flyhalves:
Jacques-Louis Potgieter (3 year contract), Patrick Lambie (2 year contract), Guy Cronje (new contract)

Centres:
Meyer Bosman (3 year contract), Adrian Jacobs, Stefan Terblanche, Luzuku Vulindlu

Wings:
JP Pietersen (3 year contract), Lwazi Mvovo (2 year contract), S’bura Sithole (new contract), Lionel Mapoe, Odwa Ndungane

Fullbacks:
Louis Ludik

Some players are still negotiating their contracts hopefully we will be able to announce their re-signing sooner rather than later. Things are looking good for the future of Sharks rugby for years to come.


96 Comments

  • Kockott is a glaring omission there. Any news (rumours)?

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.10.10 16:54:06 by lostfish Reply
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  • Looks good. Except for JLP. Not impressed with the guy!

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.10.10 16:54:31 by Crock Reply

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  • @Crock (Comment 2) : The Sharks were desperate at the time and Lambie hadn’t showcased his skills at flyhalf yet.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.10.10 16:56:34 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 1) : Well, there is a WP rumour but remember there are some guys still negotiating new contracts.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.10.10 16:58:08 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) : I have heard the WP rumour but I am not sure if Kockott would be happy to stay on knowing he is 2nd or could be 3rd choice if Hoffman plays like we know he can.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.10.10 17:02:42 by lostfish Reply
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  • Lionel Mapoe? Verster will surely have something to say.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.10.10 17:05:20 by perran_dw Reply

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  • @perran_dw (Comment 6) : screw Verster. He can com and complaint to me and I’ll tell him to f*** off πŸ™‚
    @Crock (Comment 2) : I hear he’s a bit of a No-Mates Nigel

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.10.10 17:12:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : You know in Australia they had the Percy moment , to commemorate Percy Montgomery and his off moments in matches. They used to award it to biggest failed play of the week. It eventually became the anti-percy moment as percy started playing so well. Can we start awarding the JLP moment of the week??

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.10.10 17:23:55 by Mocho Reply

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  • Hey guys…I dont comment often on the site but this is just too funny. In one of our local papers here…

    http://www.caymannewsservice.com/headline-news/2010/10/13/man-beaten-bull%E2%80%99s-penis

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.10.10 17:25:26 by zimshark Reply

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  • Vulindlu a centre?

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.10.10 17:25:56 by Benna08 Reply
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  • Rob
    I thought Adi’s contract ends this year! Am I wrong??
    πŸ™„

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.10.10 17:32:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @Crock (Comment 2) : me too I’m not sure that he will add anything to the side On a good day to me he is average at best with Guy and Pat these two will be the way forward

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.10.10 18:19:20 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 10) : yes, he is a centre but can obviously also play wing

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.10.10 18:25:23 by war1 Reply
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  • Sbura!!!!!!! The boy got his bronze medal πŸ˜€

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.10.10 19:06:46 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.10.10 19:17:26 by diablo Reply

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  • Congrats Mega! Its all in the genes innit it?? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.10.10 20:24:15 by wpw Reply
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  • Currently (emphasis on currently), we are still a bit thin at centre. Glaring ommissions there are Swanepoel and Andries Strauss. Would’nt have minded a Piet Lindeque amongst the centre’s names. And if memory serves me, AP and Steve Meyer are only on a pay-as-you-play system. Or am I wrong?

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.10.10 20:39:53 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 17) : Strauss has signed for the Cheetahs, Swannie is still in negotiations, I believe and Lindeque is still under 21 next year. I think you’re right about AP and Meyer

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.10.10 20:48:47 by war1 Reply
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  • Lindeque is U19 still, has a few junior years left before he steps up. But I am sure he will start showing soon..

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.10.10 20:57:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : damn skippy mate :mrgreen: so proud of the lad…scored a hat-trick again like he did with the baby boks. I wish he had a bit currie cup under his belt though. But it’s cool, paul treu doesn’t mess when it comes to fitness so i’m sure he drilled the youngster.

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.10.10 20:58:36 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 19) : If he is good enough then he is old enough. I think the CC would have been a perfect time to give him a run and get him more acquainted with senior rugby. We don’t really have much back up in the centres for SupeRugby.

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.10.10 21:09:04 by lostfish Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 13) : didn’t know vulindlu is a centre have never seen him play there….

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.10.10 21:15:33 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 21) : would be so nice if we could buy juan de jong! Province already have jacque fourie and jean dv

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.10.10 21:18:29 by Benna08 Reply
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  • Benna08
    How about we buy Deysel?? After all you have Alberts and Kanko.
    Dude, develop your own players like we do!! 😈

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.10.10 23:10:49 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : the crusaders don’t necessarily develop all their players, guilford, dagg, fruean, sonny bill etc

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.10.10 23:38:53 by Megatron Reply

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  • Jannie And Bismarck not signed? They’re there, but no new contracts. I am assuming they are currently running contracts. Do we have an idea how many seasons left with the pair of them? Same would be said for John S, Craig B, AD Jacobs and Vulindlu.

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.10.10 03:13:16 by rugbypedia Reply

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  • And there is still Steve Meyer on a two year contract as well. Things looking good in the Tank.

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.10.10 07:53:20 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : bwahaha. here we go again… 😈

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.10.10 07:58:56 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : like Habana and Fourie? hehe 😈 kidding…

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.10.10 08:08:43 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @AlienArmy (Comment 29) : what a joke!

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.10.10 08:18:11 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : yeah sorry I forgot wp doesn’t buy any players they always develop them! My bad! Rugby is a professinal sport now DUDE!

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.10.10 08:25:24 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : yeah sorry I forgot wp doesn’t buy any players they always develop them! My bad! Rugby is a professional sport now DUDE!

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.10.10 08:25:55 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 30) : ? …like we say in afrikaans, ek trek sy been…

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.10.10 08:26:20 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @AlienArmy (Comment 33) : like they say in afrikaans, hy is ‘n dom drol πŸ™‚

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.10.10 08:30:43 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 34) : haha…easy tiger πŸ™‚

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.10.10 08:34:33 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @Benna08 (Comment 34) : Hey! Don’t speak about Westerling like that!! I’ll come and get you!!

    Anyone knows how much tickets been sold for the semi so far??? Hope its way better support than last year!!!

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.10.10 08:34:37 by Ice Reply
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  • @AlienArmy (Comment 29) :
    Tiaan Liebenberg (Kimberly)
    Deon Fourie (Pretoria)
    Peter Grant (Durbs)
    Conrad Jantjes (Boksburg)
    Brok Harris (Roodepoort)
    Brian Habana (Benoni)
    JC Kritzinger (Jeffreys Bay)
    Adriaan Fondse (Pretoria)
    Duane Vermeulen (Nelspruit)
    Pieter Myburgh (Namibia, Windhoek)
    Schalk Burger (PE)
    To name just a few more…

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.10.10 08:35:20 by rugbypedia Reply

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  • @rugbypedia (Comment 37) : so Boksburg produced a Springbok, Benoni a movie star – scared to wonder what will come out of Brakpan :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.10.10 08:38:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • really great news.

    good to see cronje brothers sticking around. what’s up with Pretoors.

    So Stef is now officially a centre πŸ™„

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.10.10 08:41:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rugbypedia (Comment 37) : thanks there are so many I didn’t have time to name them all!

    @wpw (Comment 24) : what is he talking about I thought you develop your own players!?

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.10.10 08:41:42 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 28) :

    Guys relax.

    I added a 😈 to my post!!

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.10.10 08:42:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @rugbypedia (Comment 37) : yeah, that’s why I just said “easy” to benna πŸ™‚ I have been through this conversation so many times…coming from Natal and staying in pretoria, have had many an argument about this, and it leads nowhere…I don’t care where players come from, as long as they play as hard for the jersey as they possibly can…

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.10.10 08:45:43 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 36) : me too πŸ™„ but … did not hear any news about any of the stadia sold out for semis. Really thought that that would be the case in CT.

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.10.10 08:47:41 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 41) : no worries, that’s what I figured and added my own tongue in cheek post πŸ™‚

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.10.10 08:47:45 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 41) : how about a swap deal de jong for deysel?

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.10.10 08:48:06 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @AlienArmy (Comment 42) : like everywhere, there are some stereotypes in rugby that long lost factual context but still in the minds..

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.10.10 08:49:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 45) : shoesh ! don’t even think about it. πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.10.10 08:50:07 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 36) :

    Thanks for having my back!! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.10.10 08:50:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @AlienArmy (Comment 42) :
    I agree with your attitude here. Absolutely. And this is the way it should be with a pro sport. But it does amuse me how often I hear that the Sharks buy their players… It is as if the other teams don’t. the Cheetahs of course don’t buy their players, nor do they pay them much…

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.10.10 08:51:01 by rugbypedia Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 47) : πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.10.10 08:51:51 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 41) : Yeah yeah got that. Just enjoying the facts πŸ™‚

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.10.10 08:52:12 by rugbypedia Reply

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  • @Benna08 (Comment 45) :

    How about ‘no thanks’ πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen:

    I dont rate Deysel that much and once TWG13 leaves, De Jongh will take his place.

    Future centre combo at WP: Whitehead and De Jongh 😎

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.10.10 08:53:24 by wpw Reply
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  • Wes, you don’t rate Deysel? Are you BLIND? πŸ™‚

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.10.10 08:56:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 52) : I don’t rate deysel either he is to much like spies he tries to run over everyone I rate players who run for gaps like kanko!

    But de jong isn’t a player for the future he is already good enough to play now! Let’s just say he’s a sharks player for the future! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.10.10 08:58:25 by Benna08 Reply
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  • heard on the radio this morning:

    the Sharks are like Chuck Norris. They can win anything but they give everybody a chance to make it more interesting :mrgreen:

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.10.10 09:00:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : maybe fringe too long – haven’t heard about wpw going to his/her hairdresser for a while :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.10.10 09:01:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rugbypedia (Comment 49) : yeah, but the problem free state supporters has is that they believe that everybody who playes for states/grey comes from the free state!

    If I have a son, I would want to send him to the best rugby school in SA, that’s Grey…that does not mean he comes from free state only because he was there from std 8 to when he was 18 or 20 and left…

    The whole argument is pointless and I’ve been hearing it since the 90’s…fact is, it’s a business, and they have max 10 years to apply their trade, so let them do it and the “company” they enjoy the most

  • Comment 57, posted at 15.10.10 09:01:56 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @AlienArmy (Comment 57) :

    Kids are leaving school at the age of 20 these days?

    There is nothing wrong with Maritzburg boys (Ask Butch), or any of the other find schools in Natal. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 58, posted at 15.10.10 09:07:01 by rugbypedia Reply

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  • @Benna08 (Comment 54) : Dude That is an insult to Deysel , last time I checked it took 2 – 3 guys to bring Deysel down and he breaks the line more often than not ….

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.10.10 09:10:09 by King Deysel Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 54) :

    AMEN!! 😎

  • Comment 60, posted at 15.10.10 09:10:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 48) : la la la that’s what friends are for. In good times and bad times I’ll be on your side for eeeever mooooreeee, that’s what friends ar for…. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 61, posted at 15.10.10 09:11:49 by Ice Reply
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  • @rugbypedia (Comment 58) :

    Did you hear they want to increase the drinking age in Bloem and Pretoria to 30?

    They want to keep alcohol out of the schools…

  • Comment 62, posted at 15.10.10 09:12:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 56) :

    I actually DO need a trim to be honest!! πŸ˜•

  • Comment 63, posted at 15.10.10 09:12:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @rugbypedia (Comment 58) : price comes to mind when you think of the likes like Hilton or Michaelhouse..

  • Comment 64, posted at 15.10.10 09:13:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rugbypedia (Comment 58) : I totally agree, I love Natal and would move back if I could (very scared my kids might one day support the bulls, then I would give them up for adoption! πŸ™‚ hehe)

    Ah, sorry, typo…meant when they finish school at 18, it can’t take them longer than 2 years to release they have to leave that dust bowl πŸ™‚ I know, I lived there…you could see the sand storm coming for a week before it hits you

  • Comment 65, posted at 15.10.10 09:13:54 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 63) : see! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 66, posted at 15.10.10 09:14:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • Any team would be lucky to be able to have both Alberts and Deysel in their squad let alone their 22 ! Take one tank off and bring another on …

  • Comment 67, posted at 15.10.10 09:16:18 by King Deysel Reply
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  • @King Deysel (Comment 59) : yes it takes 2 guys to take him down but he always goes down with the ball he doesn’t pass the ball always tries to run over people he slows the play down to much

  • Comment 68, posted at 15.10.10 09:18:34 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 68) :

    Wow dude.. are you being serious?

    Deysel is THE MAN, and I reckon he is one of the best loose forwards when fit..

  • Comment 69, posted at 15.10.10 09:21:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 69) : let me put it this way he is good at what he does but I’m a fan of running rugby not the bulldozing style of play it slows the game down

  • Comment 70, posted at 15.10.10 09:25:57 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 70) : the thing is you need both the bulldozer and the runner – they compliment one another.

  • Comment 71, posted at 15.10.10 09:34:16 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 71) : yes but look at kanko he is a great runner and he is hard to bring down and he offloads the ball in the tackle

  • Comment 72, posted at 15.10.10 09:35:59 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 70) : ja well, somebody has got to go over the advantage line to create space to play running rugby… deysel is king, on the field and off it.

  • Comment 73, posted at 15.10.10 09:42:19 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Benna08 (Comment 72) : he also looses ball in contact quite often and tends to disappear in tight games. look – i like Kanko and think that Sharks need him but they need Deysel more. Botes and Keegan are very similar type as Kanko and on the other side we only have Alberts. Plus the bulldozers tend to get injured more often so .. one more heavier loosie would not be a bad idea.

  • Comment 74, posted at 15.10.10 09:42:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 72) : and kanko (as much as i rate him) can get you over the advantage line at about a 60% success rate, Alberts and deysel on the other hand would be in the upper 90% mark. not to mention his tackling and rucking+fetching ability.

  • Comment 75, posted at 15.10.10 09:47:01 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 74) : were on the same boat regarding deysel…

    @Benna08 (Comment 72) : who is your favourite flanker then??

  • Comment 76, posted at 15.10.10 09:48:46 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 73) : @rekinek (Comment 74) : look I said I think he is good at what he does just said I’m not a fan of that style of play you can go over the advantage line by running into gaps he would be better if he ran at the gaps and not at the players that’s my problem with him!

  • Comment 77, posted at 15.10.10 09:50:29 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 77) : valid point. but he`s still good at running over players… 😈 him and alberts.

  • Comment 78, posted at 15.10.10 09:58:52 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 78) : yes they both are but I just think deysel is trying to hard to prove he can run over players, we all know he can he would make more ground if he ran at the gaps he would still be hard to tackle!

  • Comment 79, posted at 15.10.10 10:02:16 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 78) : or it would be harder to tackle him actually

  • Comment 80, posted at 15.10.10 10:08:20 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 79) : yeah, i guess your right, but in the end, i think his role is to get as many players to commit to tackling him and get over the advantage line, thus making space for the outside backs to exploit. now, as long as he succeeds in that department, its job done for him.

  • Comment 81, posted at 15.10.10 10:10:41 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 81) : yes but then rather run in between two defenders so he can draw both of them than running at 1 defender and losing his footing when he goes over that 1.

  • Comment 82, posted at 15.10.10 10:16:34 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Benna08 (Comment 77) : the thing with the gaps nowadays – they close very quickly but when you bring down 2 or 3 players then the guy next to you has a better chance to find a gap. but then again the whole chain starts, your scrummie needs to get quickly there and get the ball quickly etc. hence the team sport. Hence I think we need a variety of players. It is just my impression that deysel like are harder to come by.

  • Comment 83, posted at 15.10.10 10:22:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • Deysel’s job is to run over players, Kanko’s job is to link and run into gaps.

    You cant compare their styles. Who wants a hooker that can step into a gap but cant scrum?

    oh wait, that would be WP… 😈

  • Comment 84, posted at 15.10.10 10:26:24 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 83) : lol yes I know rugby I’m not a bulls supporter who just supports the bulls but doesn’t know snap about rugby most of them are like that πŸ™‚

  • Comment 85, posted at 15.10.10 10:27:37 by Benna08 Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 84) :

    Craig Burden!!

    say what?? :mrgreen: 😈

  • Comment 86, posted at 15.10.10 10:32:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 86) :
    Funny, we havent struggled in the scrums whenever he has played.

    Shame, losing your CC aspirations as well as your eye-sight – life can be so cruel to the simple peasant folk sometimes. 😈

  • Comment 87, posted at 15.10.10 10:35:08 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Two boys are playing cricket on a field in Durban , when one is attacked by a vicious Rottweiler.

    Thinking quickly, the other boy took his cricket bat and managed to wedge it down the dog’s collar and twist, luckily breaking the dog’s neck and stopping its attack.
    A reporter who was strolling by sees the incident, and rushes over to interview the boy. “Young Sharks Fan Saves Friend >From Vicious Animal, ” he starts writing in his notebook. “But I’m not a Sharks fan,” the little hero replied. ”
    Sorry, since we are in Durban , I just assumed you were,” said the reporter and starts again. “Stormers Fan Rescues Friend from Horrific Attack,…” he continued writing in his notebook. ”
    I’m not a Stormers fan either!”, the boy said. “I assumed everyone in Durban was either for the Sharks or Stormers. ”
    So what team DO you root for?” the reporter asked. ”
    I’m a Blue Bulls fan!”, the child beamed.
    The reporter starts a new sheet in his notebook and writes,
    “Little F*cker from Pretoria Kills Beloved Family Pet.

  • Comment 88, posted at 15.10.10 10:37:31 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Benna08 (Comment 85) : πŸ˜†
    I would not be that unkind in my accusations :mrgreen:

  • Comment 89, posted at 15.10.10 10:42:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 86) : @Big Fish (Comment 87) : nowadays, almost every player must pass well, catch the ball (i’m being told that in earlier days of rugby props did not have this responsibility :mrgreen: and the levels of fitness are such that even props can run from their own half to the opponents try line. But still if you’re a hooker your primary responsibility is lineout throw and scrumming and doing these 2 good is not -negotiable. the rest is a bonus.

  • Comment 90, posted at 15.10.10 10:45:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 88) : πŸ˜†

  • Comment 91, posted at 15.10.10 10:45:36 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 90) : have to agree, in the modern game, every player`s basic skills should be alot better than in previous years. take a look at the All Blacks.

  • Comment 92, posted at 15.10.10 10:48:09 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 90) :
    @VanWilder (Comment 92) :
    Ther has been some change, but that is more to level of conditioning, training and professionalism.

    The best TH in the world cant do much except scrum (Hayman). The best flyhalf in the world cant break tackles (Carter) etc.

    I am not too big a fan of versatility – it can detract from core skills and functions.

  • Comment 93, posted at 15.10.10 10:58:18 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 93) : Hey, your surname McIntosh by any chance?? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 94, posted at 15.10.10 11:04:28 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 62) : Bwahahahahaha! That’s seriously very funny.

  • Comment 95, posted at 15.10.10 11:12:36 by rugbypedia Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 94) :
    No, but I do own a lovely mackintosh. Made by Gap. 😎

  • Comment 96, posted at 15.10.10 11:20:59 by Big Fish Reply
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