JP out of the final and EOYT

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Admin, Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, Springboks on 21 Oct 2010 at 17:00

The Sharks winger JP Pietersen has been withdrawn from the preliminary training camp for the Springbok end-of-year tour because of injury

Pietersen suffered a hamstring injury in the Absa Currie Cup semi-final and will also miss the end of year tour. No replacement has been called up.

The revised training group is as followers (overseas-based players were not considered for the camp):

Backs: Gio Aplon (Vodacom Western Province), Bjorn Basson (GWK Griquas), Juan de Jongh , Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana (all Vodacom Western Province), Francois Hougaard (Vodacom Blue Bulls), Adrian Jacobs (The Sharks), Elton Jantjies (Xerox Lions), Ricky Januarie (Vodacom Western Province), Zane Kirchner (Vodacom Blue Bulls), Patrick Lambie, Lwazi MvovoΒ  (both The Sharks), Morne Steyn (Vodacom Blue Bulls).

Forwards: Willem Alberts (The Sharks), Bakkies Botha (Vodacom Blue Bulls), Schalk Burger (Vodacom Western Province), Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis (both The Sharks), Dean Greyling (Vodacom Blue Bulls), Alistair Hargreaves (The Sharks), Ashley Johnson (Vodacom Free State Cheetahs), Ryan Kankowski (The Sharks), Werner Kruger,Β  Victor Matfield (both Vodacom Blue Bulls), Gerhard Mostert, Tendai Mtawarira (both The Sharks), Coenie OosthuizenΒ Β  (Vodacom Free State Cheetahs), Dewald Potgieter, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Danie Rossouw (all Vodacom Blue Bulls), Juan Smith, Adriaan Strauss (both Vodacom Free State Cheetahs), Pierre Spies, Deon Stegman (both Vodacom Blue Bulls), CJ van der Linde (Vodacom Free State Cheetahs), Flip van der Merwe (Vodacom Blue Bulls), Duane Vermeulen (Vodacom Western Province).

Issued by SARU Communications


  • so the cat is out of the bag, then. I heard about this yesterday.

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.10.10 17:07:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • πŸ™

    So Odwa to mark one of Aplon or Habana? Oh shit…

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.10.10 17:11:14 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Last year we put our CC finalist players to start the first match, and it proved detrimental. If this is the case, and IF PDV learnt his lesson, who will play wing in the first match, bar Basson. Then again do wings really need that much of rest?

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.10.10 17:19:00 by Mocho Reply

  • πŸ™

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.10.10 17:21:55 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

    KSA Shark Β©
  • This is what we missing now

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.10.10 17:28:05 by Mocho Reply

  • Disappointing news.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.10.10 17:56:08 by lostfish Reply
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  • Not good news but a blessing ..let him recover and rest ..he’ll be back for the Sharks and Boks next year ..its a shame, I doudt we’ll ever see a full strength Bok team challenge for the Slam again…

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.10.10 18:23:37 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 7) : Dont you think he rested enough? He was injured, then rested by the PDV, now injured again. He needs gametime

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.10.10 18:37:03 by Mocho Reply

  • @Mocho (Comment 5) :
    That Combatbok dude makes epic videos.

    Some beautiful moves on that one. My favourites are the try at 1:37 when he eats Drew Mitchell and James O’Connor and the huge tackle at 0:59.

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.10.10 18:47:13 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • Bad news. Get well soon son.

    We need him at his best at THE world cup.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.10.10 19:11:47 by McLovin Reply

  • Let Odwa cover Habana,even Jannie can do the job in the finals because he is not going to get go forward ball 😈

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.10.10 20:49:40 by Honey Badger Reply

    Honey Badger
  • Well that is really a pity

    JP get well soon we need u there for the WC 2010 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.10.10 20:58:42 by chaz Reply

  • Questions must be asked as to why he even took the field vs Bulls if its the same injury he had during the layoff?

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.10.10 21:00:55 by Sportbilly Reply

  • @ Sportsbilly, my point exactly, the team we’re not struggling on the wings as Odwa and MoVovo were consistently playing good πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.10.10 21:09:14 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 14) : i think Plumpie was a bit on the nerves side as the semi’s went but great work done and must say the bulls and my son with them are all bad loosers πŸ˜‰

    but what the hell the doc said he was fit what now πŸ˜• πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.10.10 21:19:42 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 15) : hey chazzie babe πŸ˜€ how are you sexy?

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.10.10 21:26:19 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 16) : hello great game against the bulls :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.10.10 21:30:34 by chaz Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 9) : My Favourite video is Percy Montgomery and the one for Schalk.

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.10.10 21:47:58 by Mocho Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 17) : yes, the sharks were amazing ) so were those bees πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.10.10 22:02:27 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 19) : we were on our way to RTB and had to stop at the KFC for the kids Chicken and me well Chaz like to c the kick off and my hubby said we are going to late so me like gee do the kids really need Chicken Chaz really needs to c the kick off they can eat braai vleis and then we go to the radio and heard off the beeeeezzzz

    it was a gift from heaven for me and still got to c the kick off :mrgreen:

    Must tell u the BB fans say the Sharks Supporters lets the beezzzzzssssss on the field i think its just beening a bit on the sore side :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.10.10 22:07:55 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 20) : :mrgreen: that is a funny story babe…they tried everything but those bees weren’t going anywhere.

    BB fans are just sore losers πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.10.10 22:14:19 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 21) : u can say that again i wonder what happened to DIABLO :mrgreen:

    but those bees and the rain it even got the Bulls to sit under the Sharks umbrella’s :mrgreen: πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.10.10 22:19:03 by chaz Reply

  • Well i’m off
    tomorrow its friday and no games πŸ‘Ώ
    Cheers all πŸ™‚

    and megateron it’s great that u still think of ur self a πŸ˜• Shark πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.10.10 22:21:31 by chaz Reply

  • Im going to stir the pot now….when was the last time we saw the best of JP….dont get me wrong, I love the oak, but he’s not done much since 2007, esp for the Sharks. I would rather have Odwa cover Habana, he’s match fit, while JP has only played 18 mins since Tri nations where lets be honest, the only work he did was running between attack and defense lines

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.10.10 23:00:29 by Tintin Reply

  • @Tintin (Comment 24) : in ’08 jp was off form & was put on a ‘conditioning program’, in that year’s eoyt he was the BEST bok on the park, he carried that form into the s1d for the sharks, then he played a crucial role in slaying the british & irish lions – remember his try in the 2nd match @ loftus from 1st phase ball? – then he continued that rich vein of form into the tri-nations where the boks nilled the all blacks. This year he was plagued by injuries.

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.10.10 06:55:16 by Megatron Reply

  • 2min35seconds JP Pieterson – I SALUTE YOU

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.10.10 08:11:47 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Big Fish (Comment 9) : That just proves his speed and because he’s so tall it actually doesn’t always look like he’s running that fast.

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.10.10 08:33:37 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 27) : would be awesome to see a race for chrity between sa,s fastest rugby players,ihonestly believe a fit jp would smoke habana, jp being very tall gives the perception of slow ,but look at usain bolt to prove this theory.

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.10.10 11:48:07 by ruggabugga Reply

  • This is one SATURDAY that was as boring for me πŸ™ , since i joined SW this time last Sat we were braaing and having a glass of wine on the SHARKS for the win πŸ™‚

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.10.10 21:02:17 by chaz Reply

  • @ chaz :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.10.10 22:36:56 by Charlie Reply


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