Three weeks for Hargs

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 6 Apr 2011 at 09:18
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Sharks coach John Plumtree yesterday confirmed the bad news that lock Alistair Hargreaves has sustained a hairline fracture to his AC joint. The big second-rower was replaced by Gerhard Mostert against the Stormers last weekend and was seen looking somewhat dejected on the sidelines afterwards, clutching a bag of ice to his shoulder.

The injury shouldn’t keep Hargs out for more than 2-3 weeks, meaning he may be fit to face the Hurricanes over the Easter weekend, but is probably more likely to make his return against the self-same Stormers a week later at Newlands. As reported yesterday, Ross Skeate wins promotion to the Sharks 22, but it is Mostert who is likely to wear the number 5 jersey against the Lions this weekend.

In other news, Stefan Terblanche will make his 200th appearance for the Sharks in all competitions when he runs out in the black and white this weekend. The Sharks team should be announced tomorrow and it remains to be seen whether Plumtree will make sweeping changes after a disappointing 3-week losing run.


  • Congratulation Stef! Hope you make a good comeback! 😉

    These guys need to go and syudy the CC semi and Final videos…see how it’s done!

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.04.11 09:31:21 by Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • Get well soon Ali. But its great to have the depth and bring in Skeate.

    Congrats to Stef. The guy has been a great servant of Sharks rugby and a legend in their books.

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.04.11 09:56:25 by Viking Reply
  • Anyone know if Smit will be starting this weekend? And if so , in what position?

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.04.11 10:15:15 by grant10 Reply

  • huge congrats to Terblanche!

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.04.11 10:15:44 by grant10 Reply

  • This might come as a bit of a cliche because I criticized Stef in the last 2 weeks or so but this guy is a real legend for Sharks rugby! Congrats Oupa Stef!

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.04.11 10:19:47 by Ben Reply
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  • Stef, you’re a legend!

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.04.11 10:35:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 3) : We’ll all find out tomorrow. I’m not expecting too many changes from Plum, it’s not his style.

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.04.11 10:40:06 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 7) : thanks

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.04.11 10:41:48 by grant10 Reply

  • Pity about Big AL but at least Skeaterboy is back.

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.04.11 10:57:02 by King Shark Reply
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  • “it remains to be seen whether Plumtree will make sweeping changes after a disappointing 3-week losing run.” My response would be: why not? It’s clear after 3 losses in a row that something isn’t working and a fixture against the worst team in the competition would be a good exercise in giving some of the fringe players a chance to put their hands up.
    I would say definitely give Adi and Hoffman a start

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.04.11 11:23:41 by CapeShark Reply
    The Great Couch Shark
  • @Ben (Comment 5) : Yes he is a legend, but the time has come for this legend to ride off into the sunset me thinks! 🙂

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.04.11 11:26:30 by CapeShark Reply
    The Great Couch Shark
  • Probably good for Hargs to take a bit of a break and we have decent back up in the lock position.

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.04.11 11:38:18 by Pokkel Reply
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  • How many games did the ‘Original’ big Al(bert vd Berg) play for the Sharks?

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.04.11 11:39:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 10) : Where would you play Stefan…do you think he will sit on the bench for his 200th match ?

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.04.11 11:41:57 by Charlie Reply

  • @CapeShark (Comment 10) : Worst team in the competition? You playing the hurricanes this weekend?

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.04.11 11:52:36 by Greg Reply

  • @Greg (Comment 15) : Touche!! 😆

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.04.11 12:01:30 by Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • @Greg (Comment 15) : 😆 😈 😆

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.04.11 12:50:56 by Charlie Reply

  • Well done Stef – thats awesome when one thinks he was overseas for a while too.

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.04.11 13:38:32 by Caratacus Reply

  • Just pulled this from

    “Two matches for the SA Under 21 side as a junior. Four midweek games for the Springboks. 37 Test caps. 87 matches for Ospreys. Three games for the Barbarians and one for the SA Barbarians. 67 games for Boland. 112 Vodacom Super Rugby matches. 87 Absa Currie Cup games.
    199 matches for The Sharks.

    An incredible 400 first class matches! ”

    That is quite a number Turbo…Very Very Very Well Done Indeed.

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.04.11 14:37:52 by Viking Reply
  • We need to get some performances out of Skeate. He has been injured for most of the time…not his fault I know, but would be nice to get a return on our investment in him!

    Well done Oupa Stef…the amount of stick this guy has received over the years for his performances for both the Boks and Sharks has been unwarranted..but he’s showed his character!

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.04.11 15:15:12 by Villie Reply
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