Pat cleared to play, but no Deysel yet

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 19 Apr 2011 at 10:24
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The Sharks received a timely boost ahead of their tenth-round Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes this weekend, with playmaker Patrick Lambie taking full part in training on Monday. The 20-year-old flyhalf has been out of action for some weeks with a finger injury.

Coach John Plumtree confirmed that the Sharks are in good shape after their bye last week, with only Alistair Hargreaves unavailable for this weekend’s game. Jean Deysel, who has been making a low-key return after a serious knee injury, will also not be considered for Super Rugby at this stage and will probably feature for the Sharks XV in their Vodacom Cup quarter-final against Western Province next week.

Plumtree expects Deysel to come back into the Super Rugby reckoning after the Sharks’ second bye, coming up in three weeks’ time.


  • go Pat go…. kinda bummed that we won’t have Wollie for the Stormers game, though.

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.04.11 10:25:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • So stoked about having Super Pat back but really disappointed re Deysel!

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.04.11 10:29:06 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • It’s about bloody time, Patrick!!!! Yaayyyyyyyy!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.04.11 10:30:06 by Ice Reply
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  • Good that Plum’s managing Deysel with due care. No need to rush him back. Welcome back Lambo!

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.04.11 10:31:36 by rhineshark Reply
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  • So glad about Pat. And its good that Plum is managing Deysel well, but I cant wait to see our wrecking ball back in action.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.04.11 10:34:28 by KingRiaan Reply

  • yayyy for Pat. He is going to make a big difference and should contribute to taking apart the not-so-good Hurricanes.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.04.11 10:39:59 by PhillipGibb Reply

  • Patrick, Patrick his our man! If he can’t do it no one can! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.04.11 10:43:15 by Viking Reply
  • Welcome back SuperPat! Glad to see Plum is managing Deysel. Don’t rush him back. Would be a real bummer though if he got injured playing the Vodacom cup. Also Alberts needs a rest.

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.04.11 11:11:19 by Ben Reply
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  • Glad to see Pat back – we certainly need him. Cannot wait for Deysel to return – imagine him and Alberts together!! What a team we have. GO SHARKS GO GO GO!!!!! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.04.11 11:19:19 by Ardent Shark Reply

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  • Good to get Pat back. Damn, really wanted Deysel back for the game against Stormers next week. Then rather he is 100% fit and game ready when he finally gets back.

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.04.11 11:33:46 by Puma Reply

  • If UCT can call up Lobberts for that one game to get them into the semi-finals. I see no reason why Deysel AND a few others shouldn’t be used in our VC side to boost our title chances.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.04.11 11:36:09 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • Excellent news. He’s been out a few weeks so lets not expect miracles.Happy if he doesnt play the full 80. As for Deysel, it will be fantastic to see him back but fit and healed is better than sporadic appearances due to injury.

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.04.11 11:42:52 by Caratacus Reply

  • Nursing Deysel is good, but i don’t think that is really the case as he played 80min against the Pumas last week Friday. I think it is more a case of letting him get ready for Super Rugby again. And I fully agree with the choice when you look at the huge mistake the bulls made with rushing FdP back to Super Rugby without any game time.

    And YAY for Lambies return! can wait to see him back in action this weekend!

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.04.11 11:43:47 by G West Reply
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  • Just to check again

    All the blogger that were AGAINST Lambie playing flyhalf last year….please raise your hands 😈

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.04.11 11:56:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 14) : hand raised. 😳 not that I entered the debate.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.04.11 11:58:56 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 15) : πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.04.11 12:04:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 14) : *raising hand*…But it was out of pure concern that he will be turned into another Frans Steyn “utility back”..

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.04.11 12:06:20 by Pr'Ice Flower Reply
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  • I love you Lambie
    I need you in my life
    I love you Lambie
    You can sleep with pokkel’s wife
    I love you Lambie
    Can I be a Shark toooooo!

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.04.11 12:09:44 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 18) : πŸ˜•

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.04.11 12:11:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 18) : LMAO!!! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.04.11 12:12:50 by KingRiaan Reply

  • glad to hear about Pat.

    Interesting call on Deysel. I guess it shows that the intensity of the two competitions is just so way apart.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.04.11 12:15:59 by rekinek Reply
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  • Even Chuck Norris needs a hero! His name is Pat Lambie. πŸ˜›
    Welcome back Superpat!

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.04.11 12:24:06 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 18) : dude, what ye’ve bin drinking πŸ™‚

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.04.11 12:24:40 by franshark Reply
  • @Pokkel (Comment 14) : Raising my hand without any excuses. Nice to be wrong though.

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.04.11 12:30:35 by Viking Reply
  • @franshark (Comment 23) : πŸ˜† If Man U can have songs about their players we can too πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.04.11 12:35:47 by King Shark Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 14) : It just shows what a player can do when a coach backs him in a position and allow him ti develop without interuption.

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.04.11 12:37:07 by Viking Reply
  • @Viking (Comment 26) : Yes, exactly like what was not done with the Tiger Woods of rugby?! πŸ™„

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.04.11 12:38:48 by King Shark Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 14) : Can I put my hand down yet? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.04.11 13:01:22 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 28) : I guess so…myne ook lekker lam! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.04.11 13:05:41 by Pr'Ice Flower Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 14) : me !
    he was / would be such a great fullback and almost guaranteed place in Springboks squad ❗ πŸ˜€

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.04.11 13:16:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 28) : πŸ˜€ Nah I like it up there! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.04.11 13:19:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Welcome back Springbok No. 10!!!

    Looking forward to Wolla’s SuperRugby return…

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.04.11 13:19:45 by blackshark - the lurker Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 30) : Pat is waisted at fullback…..unless we can clone him off course!

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.04.11 13:20:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • That’s awesome news. We have missed Super Pat.

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.04.11 13:22:27 by lostfish Reply
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  • The reason I have such a big grin on my face this morning. :mrgreen:
    @rekinek (Comment 30) : And if he keeps going the way he has been in the No 10 he’s definitely guaranteed the Springbok flyhalf berth. It may not be for the RWC (then again, looking at current form, it might) but Pat was born to wear the Springbok 10. πŸ˜›

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.04.11 13:41:25 by SharonvanWyk Reply
  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 35) : We only have to hope Divvy has the gumption to go with form instead of tried and tested but woefully out of form.

    I would have Butch as my first choice flyhalf and Super Pat as his 2IC. Scrum half is another concern. After FdP my next choice would be Pienaar who has been playing some amazing rugby in Ireland.

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.04.11 14:00:35 by lostfish Reply
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  • Damn, what`s the use of getting Deysel back when it`s too late for us to secure a play-off spot?!

    I say roll the dice next week in Cape Town. Start him, Alberts and Keegan. If we pull off the upset we`re right back in contention. If not, it`s the end of our season anyway.

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.04.11 13:12:48 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 37) : What you mean too late?? Other tha negativity – what would the reason be for your take that we are out of contention?

    Have you been drinking to much again?? πŸ˜†

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.04.11 13:59:16 by Pr'Ice Flower Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 37) :
    I see in a new article on the official Sharks website that Plum is concidering Deysel for the Stormers match……fantastic news!

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.04.11 14:08:58 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pr’Ice Flower (Comment 38) : What I mean is, we`re still in contention right now. But if we lose to the Stormers in CT, we won`t finish first of the SA conferences, so we`ll probably have to travel away to Cape Town or worse, Eden Park for the Quarter finals, then all the way to Nelson for the final.
    That will make it very difficult for us.
    But if we can somehow snatch the lead from the Stormers by playing our best possible combination right now, we`ll make it so much easier on ourselves for the final couple of rounds.

    Oh well, Plum probably won`t go for it anyway. You read it here first! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.04.11 13:55:06 by Original Pierre Reply
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