Pat’s Cupid Arrow silent for 3 weeks

Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, In the news, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 22 Mar 2011 at 18:13

We have just got news that one of the young Star players in SA and more so the Sharks, will be out for 3 weeks following surgery on his finger.Patrick Lambie, the “liefling” of The Tank, picked up a finger injury in the last match against the Chiefs.

“He’s probably going to miss the next three games, he needs a pin put in the finger, if all goes well, he will be back after our bye week,” said Plumtree.

With 74 points, from 2 tries, 11 conversions and 14 penalty kicks, Lambie is currently the leading points scorer in the SupeRugby series.

This will mean that former Blue Bull and Cheetahs player Jacques-Louis Potgieter will get a start in the historical clash against the Crusaders this coming weekend.

“It’s an opportunity for Jacques-Louis, he’s been patient and obviously done a fair bit of training while he hasn’t had a lot of game time, so now’s his time,” said Plumtree.

“Everyone else is okay for training, we will make a decision on JP Pietersen later in week, there’s a possibility he’ll be available”

The Sharks will be leaving on Thursday to Twickenham for the first Super rugby clash outside the southern hemisphere.

From all of us at Sharksworld, we wish Pat a full and speedy recovery – we need you!!


  • Its good to test our depth now..

    I have a feeling he will not be available for the Currie Cup if he continues in the current form..

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.03.11 18:19:56 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Hurry up and get that finger better Pat.

    A huge loss I feel. Was really looking forward to seeing him play at Twickers. What a blow for him.

    So he should be back after our bye. JLP is a little under-cooked with game time. Hope he steps up.

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.03.11 18:25:07 by Puma Reply

  • He break a nail?

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.03.11 18:25:46 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Leading points scorer in the S15 so far. Well done Pat. 😎

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.03.11 18:27:17 by Puma Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 3) : He is a Shark not a Stormer.

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.03.11 18:28:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Another question is who is back up to JLP for the next three weeks? Do we put swannie on the bench and use Bosman at flyhalf if Pottie needs a rest?

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.03.11 18:28:17 by war1 Reply
  • Okay so our next 4 weeks.

    JLP will be more than capable against Grant and Jantjies. He is going to have his work cut out against Carter.

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.03.11 18:33:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    They said the same thing about Morne Steyn… look how that ended…

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.03.11 18:36:27 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Comment 9, posted at 22.03.11 18:36:59 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Dammit I was looking foward to seeing him go up against Carter.Hope he gets better soon Stef and Bosman will have to be sharp on defence Pat did a lot of defending in their channel.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.03.11 18:39:14 by Danman110 Reply

  • @Danman110 (Comment 10) : So did I!! You can only measure yourself truly against the best!

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.03.11 18:40:50 by Ice Reply
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  • @Danman110 (Comment 10) : Exactly. Pat’s defence was sharp. He is a huge loss. Really looked forward to seeing him and Carter. Really feel disappointed Pat got injured. Feel for him. He must feel disappointed himself not playing this game at Twickers.

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.03.11 18:43:43 by Puma Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 11) : Don’t know about you but I am willing to wait till the final. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.03.11 18:44:28 by Danman110 Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 11) : Ice, Think Pat would have played well against Carter. Just a pity we will not see it. JLP has not had enough game time either. Hope he steps up for this game.

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.03.11 18:45:35 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 12) : This game is going to be emmence I haven’t been dis exited since the CC final. I just hope JPL doesn’t go into Bulls mode and start kicking await good ball SBW and Fruean will love him if he does.

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.03.11 18:50:51 by Danman110 Reply

  • @Danman110 (Comment 15) : The reason we gonna miss Pat. But JLP has been with our team for awhile now, but he is not in the same class as Pat imo. Also has not had enough game time. He will want to take his chances though. Would not have got it any other way. Pat is and will be our first choice fh.

    Excited to see our Sharks playing at Twickers. Awesome really. Was against all the travel, still feel the travel might cost us, but heck it is good to know we will be part of history with Saders. First SuperRugby ever to be played in the NH.


  • Comment 16, posted at 22.03.11 18:59:41 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 16) : The game against the Saders was always going to be very hard with or without the travel. I also saw it could be the most people at a Super game ever so this will be good press in the NH for both teams.

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.03.11 19:12:53 by Danman110 Reply

  • @Danman110 (Comment 17) : Agree, the Saders game was going to be our toughest game. Counted that one as a loss on the road. Thought we would have won all the rest. So one never knows really.

    Now that it is at Twickers who knows we could win it but have to be at our very best.

    Read they have reduced the stadium to a 55 000 seater, but the response has been so good that they might sell another 5000 tickets to make it a 60 000 seater.. Great .. 😎 Bet you they never ever thought at SuperRugby game would attract that amount in England. Also read if it is a success, which it sounds like it is cause you go by the tickets you sell. It could lend it self to other franchises doing the same in future. Having one of their games up there.

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.03.11 19:16:57 by Puma Reply

  • I told Sharks Lover two weeks ago the day you lose Pat, you will start losing games – this is how highly I rate his influence in the team currently.

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.03.11 19:19:40 by Morné Reply
  • @Morné (Comment 19) : I feel the same Morne. Pat is a massive loss. We will know just how much he brings now that he is not playing. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

    Pat will be missed in this game and against Stormers and Lions. Huge loss..

    With that I am out. Catch up tomorrow.

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.03.11 19:23:31 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 18) : I would love to see the winners of the Heineken cup or top 14 take on the super champs but with the current rugby roster it will be impossible.

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.03.11 19:24:08 by Danman110 Reply

  • @Morné (Comment 19) :

    I concur.

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.03.11 19:39:43 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 22) :

    I am surprised you skipped my Varsity Cup article you old Maties boy… 😈

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.03.11 19:42:25 by Morné Reply
  • @Morné (Comment 19) : That’s a bit of a set up isn’t it?

    So maybe we lose to the Saders this week then you can say “I told you so”

    What happens next week when you come to Durban? 🙂

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.03.11 19:47:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) :

    You know I am loath in backing the Stormers/WP especially against the Sharks, but where the contest against these two teams were at best 45/55, it is now 50/50 in my opinion even in the Shark tank.

    So no setup here, I do not rate JLP at all and add imo Lambie’s influence in this team, and I am actually backing the Stormers to win in Durban – and there you have it on record.

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.03.11 19:51:06 by Morné Reply
  • Get well soon Pat. 🙂 JLP, now is the time to shine.

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.03.11 19:57:20 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 6) :

    Very good question..

    I am not sure if I rate Bosman as such a great flyhalf..

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.03.11 20:08:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • It is not the end of the world we have a capable flyhalf in potgitier, i am sure he is relishing the opportunity to play, i am wondering why the sharks bought him in the first place?

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.03.11 20:08:48 by theswan4 Reply

  • Bad luck guys. Try to keep the Crusaders below 50. Wish I could say ny thoughts are with you ,but they aren’t.

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.03.11 20:21:46 by Speed7 Reply

  • @Speed7 (Comment 29) : comment of the DAY! 😛

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.03.11 20:44:17 by Megatron Reply

  • These boys are in trouble. Expect a few more to pull out before the game with “niggles”.

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.03.11 20:46:03 by Speed7 Reply

  • What a day it will be when the Sharks beat the Crusaders..

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.03.11 20:50:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • You know something. Man for man we can match or even beat the Crusaders. Except our centres.

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.03.11 20:56:47 by Mocho Reply

  • Jp pietersen and adi are benching along wid mossie and eugene

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.03.11 21:01:27 by skull Reply

  • JPP possibly back already? Great news for the Sharks and Boks.

    Pat is busy playing his way into the Green and Gold 10 jersey – this is unfortunate, but just a pothole on his road to greatness.

    JLP is a competitive bugger, and while not as talented, will still give his best. Sadly, that 10, 12, 13 axis is looking totally outclassed, and the Sharks may have to put this down as a learning experience.

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.03.11 21:29:19 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @skull (Comment 34) : Mossie confirmed? Shit, but that’s tough on Bresler….

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.03.11 22:01:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think. We will be alright with JLP at. FH. For a couple of weeks!!We need to try him out too!

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.03.11 23:26:57 by ruggabugga Reply

  • Look on the bright side, we will have a new game plan with JLP and that might just catch the Crusaders off guard.

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.03.11 03:03:12 by Uli Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 25) : WOW is Pat the only man in the teeam? the last time i checked we had another 14 players on the field..

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.03.11 03:04:57 by Uli Reply
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  • Hahahahaha. New game plan and catch them off guard ? Devote more time to rugby. You’re out of touch.

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.03.11 05:53:29 by Speed7 Reply

  • Can anybody tell me where the Meyer Bosman, the one that played the Stormers, and showed so much promise, has gone to? He

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.03.11 06:44:33 by Mocho Reply

  • @Mocho (Comment 41) : huh?

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.03.11 07:20:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • This is not good. 😯 Get well soon Pat!!! 🙂

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.03.11 08:03:08 by SharksRTB Reply

  • What are these freaking trolls doing here? If you have nothing positive to say while a player is injured, just s.t.f.u.

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.03.11 08:04:31 by SharksRTB Reply

  • I guess we’ll just have to wait for the final in Durban to see Lambie vs Carter 😀

    Get well soon Pat!

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.03.11 08:05:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • We definitely have the advantage upfront 1 to 8. I think if Charl does exactly the opposite of what he did against the Chiefs, he’ll outplay Andy Ellis as well. So that gives us advantage from 1 – 9. The BIG ❓ will be @ 10,12,13. Because the back three is pretty much even imo.

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.03.11 08:07:20 by SharksRTB Reply

  • What was Pat`s kicking % to date?

    This is a blow, but lets see what Potgieter brings.

    I would`ve liked to start Potgieter against the Crusers anyway.

    Didn`t bargain on this 3 week thing though.

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.03.11 09:17:57 by Original Champion Reply
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  • I am sure Patrick would be the first to say that he is not the Sharks, but merely an integral part of what makes them truly special. His incredible talent will be sorely missed and I am sure I am not alone in counting the minutes and seconds until he takes to the field in the Black and White once more. But in the meantime, we owe it to him and our team to up our positivity and truly SUPPORT our Sharks, one and all, for this weekend’s momentous clash against the Saders…
    To Pat: stay fighting fit and heal well… and just imagine the fun you are going to have setting off every airport security system in the known universe with a superhuman middle finger!

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.03.11 09:26:59 by SharonvanWyk Reply
  • @Speed7 (Comment 29) :
    Not to worry, just like my thoughts were with the Force, brought me some nice Superbru points.

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.03.11 09:32:30 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 44) :
    Not worth worrying about, when you realise the type it comes from.

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.03.11 09:36:14 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : What a bummer , I was hoping to meet Anton at Twickers 🙁 and we defo gonna miss Super Pat 🙁 Go Sharks :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.03.11 10:31:57 by SharkyTaylor Reply

  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 48) : great words Sharon but Pat won’t even say that he’s an integral part of the sharks.. He’s the most humble guy i know, You can’t conmpliment him without him pushing the praise on to someone else.

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.03.11 18:46:20 by mikey Reply

  • @mikey (Comment 52) : Cheers, mate! As Machiavelli said, it’s not the titles that honour men, but the men that honour titles who really count. Pat’s humility is what makes him so special. And so rare. And I hope he’ll forgive me for constantly saying so!

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.03.11 19:26:08 by SharonvanWyk Reply

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