Richard Ferguson

24-man touring squad announced


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 21 Jun 2011 at 09:10
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The Sharks will be taking a 24-man squad to New Zealand to face the mighty Crusaders in Nelson on Saturday, in the second of two qualifiers of the Super Rugby competition taking place this weekend. There have been no real surprises in the make up of the squad, with the only big name staying at home being Steven Sykes, who has failed to recover from injury.

21 of the match 22 will take the flight to New Zealand, with Marcell Coetzee falling away and Jacques Botes, Odwa Ndungane and Eugene van Staden making up the 24 man squad.

There was a slight scare in the Sharks camp as news surfaced that players wanting to play in the playoffs needed to have been in at least four match 22’s before, and with Fred Michalak only playing in three of the pool games, special dispensation has been received to play the player at the weekend.

Coach John Plumtree is happy to have an almost full strength squad for the first time this season, and was quoted as saying that he would have liked to take Sykes with as he woiuld have come in handy in the difficult playing conditions in New Zealand at this time of the year.

The 24 man squad flying tonight:

Forwards:
Willem Alberts
Jacques Botes
Keegan Daniel
Jean Deysel
Bismarck du Plessis
Jannie du Plessis
Alistair Hargreaves
Wiehahn Herbst
Ryan Kankowski
Beast Mtawarira
Gerhard Mostert
Ross Skeate
John Smit
Eugene van Staden

Backs:
Meyer Bosman
Adi Jacobs
Pat Lambie
Louis Ludik
Charl McLeod
Fred Michalak
Odwa Ndungane
Lwazi Mvovo
JP Pietersen
Stefan Terblanche


123 Comments

  • No JLP…Is he injured or just left at home?

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.06.11 09:24:59 by Viking Reply
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  • JL Potgieter probably never should have left the Cheetahs…

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.06.11 09:27:25 by King Shark - Kanko at 12! Reply
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  • Why not go straight to Nelson and settle in rather than travelling up for a day?

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.06.11 09:38:14 by siorc Reply

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  • Wow – would have been bloody scary had they told us Fred had to stay at home! Glad common sense has prevailed

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.06.11 09:38:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @siorc (Comment 3) : Nelson probably doesn’t have a big enough hotel

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.06.11 09:40:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • After we win this one who do we play in the semi, Stormers or Reds? Theres some conflicting views out there.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.06.11 09:45:58 by Stu Reply

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  • LMAO @ comment5 Robdylan! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† My feeling would be the Crusaders waived the problem of Freddy not allowed to go. They would have been consulted.

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.06.11 09:52:25 by Caratacus Reply

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  • @Stu (Comment 6) : according to the program I’ve bin using all season (sport24) team1(reds) play lowest qualified playoff winner
    team2(stormers) play highest qualified playoff winner

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.06.11 09:54:13 by franshark Reply
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  • @Stu (Comment 6) : we’ll play the Reds after we beat the Crusaders.

    It works like this…

    Because Reds ended first, they will face the lowest-placed qualifier to win the first-round knock-out. Since we ended 6th, we are de facto the lowest placed.

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.06.11 09:54:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Caratacus (Comment 7) : I think you’re probably right… again just shows what a great bunch of guys they are.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.06.11 09:59:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks guys, so its not impossible in terms of travel.

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.06.11 10:00:20 by Stu Reply

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  • Yeah give it to the Saders, no matter what you just can’t hate them πŸ™‚ Through all they went through this year, they still managed to dazzle us with their skill and now they show what great sportsmen they are by not moaning about Freddie playing. But I still hope we beat them! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.06.11 10:03:41 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 12) : oh yeah mate… they’re nice boys, but I still hope to crush them by 100 πŸ™‚

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.06.11 10:07:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Stu (Comment 11) : not a mission impossible at all, maybe a mission not so easy πŸ™‚

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.06.11 10:08:17 by franshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Lets not be nasty, 99 points will do :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.06.11 10:11:27 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Hey I love the Crusaders but let’s not romantacise its not like the Sharks refused to travel halfway around the world to help them in their fund raiser πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.06.11 10:12:34 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Heres a question for all Sharks supporters. As we all know, recent news has suggested the Sharks are going to make an attempt to sign Nonu. This will obviously be an expensive signing. My question is this, although i agree the Sharks need depth at center and the youngsters in the under 20s are probably a year or two away from being ready for top action, wouldnt it be better for the Sharks to make a play at a) Frans Steyn who can play 12 as well as several other positions, or b) Brad Barritt whos non-selection in both the extended England world cup squad and English Saxons squad would imply he is nowhere in Englands international plans and may just consider a move back home. What does everyone think?

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.06.11 10:13:06 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 17) : I will take anyone ahead of Nonu….our problem is also not 12 at this moment, more 13..

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.06.11 10:15:25 by Ice Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : if we trash them by 1 ill be happy πŸ™‚

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.06.11 10:16:07 by franshark Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 17) : Even though it will be nice to have Nonu here, I don’t think it will happen. But Frans Steyn I think will come back one of the days. Not sure Barrit will.

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.06.11 10:16:36 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 18) : Well, at 13 the Sharks have already signed Marius Joubert, have Adi Jacobs and Stefan will not go without kicking and screaming, so in my mind, that is covered in the short term. At 12, there is Meyer Bosman and… I guess maybe Swannie if he decides not to stay in Europe. But noone else.

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.06.11 10:18:34 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • I would have Barrit any day of the week, not so sure about Steyn unless his attitude has changed, and loses some weight he is looking a bit of a porker @ moment

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.06.11 10:23:02 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 17) : your implication about Barritt is wrong. He is in Durban recovering from a hernia operation, which is why he’s not in the England squads at the moment.

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.06.11 10:28:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 17) : Both players have burnt their bridges but for different reasons.

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.06.11 10:31:08 by war1 Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 17) : you’ve got my vote for sure..

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.06.11 10:32:09 by franshark Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 21) : Lambie, Michalak

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.06.11 10:32:45 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 26) : JLP to add

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.06.11 10:33:41 by Ice Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : Oh ok. I just saw the squad announcements. So from your sources, is Barritt being considered by Martin Johnson in the long term? If so they have a strange way of showing it, as he has made some limited Saxon appearances, but hasnt cracked the six nations squad the past year or so.

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.06.11 10:33:51 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 26) : Lambie maybe, but why use him there when he is clearly the future at number 10. Also, if he played there consistently who would be 10? Michalak is not a number 12. He may be experimented there, but has very little (or no) experience there as far as I am aware. JLP would seem to be wishful thinking. he has produced precious little in a sharks jersey to get excited about and I predict he will soon be winging his way out of Durban for another shot at a starting berth elsewhere.

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.06.11 10:35:54 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 29) : Just saying in as much as you say 13 is covered in the “short term” – so is 12… πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.06.11 10:38:32 by Ice Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 28) : Brad is most definitely in the England picture, yes.

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.06.11 10:38:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 30) : Fair enough… I guess my post was more reflecting the Nonu issue, which is a number 12 [email protected]robdylan (Comment 31) : Ok, pity. Frans Steyn then? πŸ˜€

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.06.11 10:40:36 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 24) : How?

  • Comment 33, posted at 21.06.11 10:41:09 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 32) : You want Rob to hurl???? 😯 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 21.06.11 10:41:56 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 34) : Why the Frans Steyn hate? He won a world cup at 12. Can kick the ball further than Peter Grant, Elton Jantjies and Sias Ebersohn combined. He can carry the ball up strongly, can tackle and has a pretty good step. Ok sure, his brain only engages for between 50 and 70% of the game and he needs to stop eating at the buffet table with Ricky Januarie, but he could add serious value in the midfield. He has also come through the Sharks structures and he owes the Sharks for not KICKING THE BALL THE F%&K OUT in 2007.

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.06.11 10:48:06 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 35) : πŸ™‚

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.06.11 10:49:57 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 35) : hey – i did not say I hate Frans Steyn…now go and re-read my comment! Damnit! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.06.11 10:54:51 by Ice Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 35) : Yip, he needs to pay his dues. Never again will I say ‘there is not enough time for them to come back’ πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.06.11 10:55:22 by Ossa Reply

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  • Might be a case for playing both Alberts and Deysel this weekend. All depending on conditions but I imagine at this time of the year, it’s going to be damp and miserable!

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.06.11 10:56:35 by Villie Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 33) : yeah – also want to know what Barritt did to burn his bridges

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.06.11 10:56:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 37) : No no, I wasnt accusing you of hate. I was referring to the general hate for Frans Steyn amongst Sharks fans. Sorry if I didnt get that clear. Hay veces cuando mi Ingles no es muy claro. Lo siento.

  • Comment 41, posted at 21.06.11 10:59:56 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) : I know poor guy. He even came back to help the Sharks out of an injury crisis in 2009 getting injured in the process. In my mind, his loss is still one of the biggest Sharks mistakes in personal management in recent times.

  • Comment 42, posted at 21.06.11 11:03:06 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 41) : I’m a big Frans Steyn fan and would love to see him return to the Sharks at some point. Was in Bloem to watch the CC semi a few years back and his tackle on JW Jonker was a monster..saved a certain try and I don’t think Jonker was ever the same after that. The guy is a super talent. Was also in Dublin to watch his Bok debut where he played on the wing and was exceptional.

  • Comment 43, posted at 21.06.11 11:03:43 by Villie Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 35) : And do not forget the conversion. πŸ™„

  • Comment 44, posted at 21.06.11 11:07:58 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 41) : Frans Steyn for President!. If i could have Ruan Pienaar (9), Pat Lambie(10) and Frans Steyn(12) in one team I would be a very happy girlie…I think they could be an awesome combination. I would also include Riaan Viljoen at 15, The World’s Best 13, Jaques Fourie obviously, JP at 14 and Mvovo at 11…unstoppable backline I reckon…

  • Comment 45, posted at 21.06.11 11:08:07 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 42) : I agree – but IMO his move was to do with a chance of National Selection. But the SHarkies took a long time to recover from his loss.

  • Comment 46, posted at 21.06.11 11:09:51 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 41) : πŸ˜†

  • Comment 47, posted at 21.06.11 11:10:18 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 43) : πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  • Comment 48, posted at 21.06.11 11:10:43 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 44) : See, you just had to go to damn far didnt you!! Theres always one who doesnt know when to stop… @Just a Fan (Comment 45) : Nice fantasy, and now back to reality… πŸ˜›

  • Comment 49, posted at 21.06.11 11:14:15 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 46) : still trying I fear….

  • Comment 50, posted at 21.06.11 11:17:18 by franshark Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 46) : In my opinion, still recovering, 2 good games by Bosman doesnt a hero make.

  • Comment 51, posted at 21.06.11 11:18:22 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 49) : And bobby skinstad that had Habanas jersey in his hand before the try.Not frans but still. πŸ™„

  • Comment 52, posted at 21.06.11 11:26:26 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 51) : Sorry 😳 …I thought that we were talking about Brad Barrit….hasn’t he already made the Saxons?

  • Comment 53, posted at 21.06.11 11:27:04 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 49) :” @Just a Fan (Comment 45) : Nice fantasy, and now back to reality… :razz:”….no!no! please don’t make me do it… πŸ˜† πŸ˜›

  • Comment 54, posted at 21.06.11 11:28:16 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Speculation on the web is that Fred Michalak won`t be allowed to play for us cause he haven`t played in our last four matches?

    Can anyone shed some light on this?

    Apologies if you dealt with this on another thread.

  • Comment 55, posted at 21.06.11 11:33:30 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 52) : Naaah, Bobby had spent too long in the Cape, he didnt have Habanas jersey in his hand, he was coping a feel of his butt, thats why he didnt make the tackle. @Just a Fan (Comment 53) : I was, I was saying the Sharks are still recovering from losing Barritt… Bosman isnt there yet. @Just a Fan (Comment 54) : I would never make anyone leave their fantasy to come back to reality. Unless of course your fantasising about Bakkies Botha in a leather gimp mask spanking Morne Steyn with a wet celery stick, in which case WAKE UP GIRL!!

  • Comment 56, posted at 21.06.11 11:34:37 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 55) : Read the 3rd paragraph of this article.

  • Comment 57, posted at 21.06.11 11:35:27 by war1 Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 55) : Jy weer jou leesbrille verloor met jou feesvieringe Saterdag na die game?? 😈

  • Comment 58, posted at 21.06.11 11:36:51 by Ice Reply
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  • Ash cloud back according to local news. Travel between Aus and NZ flights being cancelled so what will happen?? Unless they fly via Asia? Damn 2 X times I will miss the Sharks in Chch, however my poor city is buggered and more so with every quake, so a little distraction would have been nice if it had been posible. Oh well at least I don’t have to sit in a cold lounge at 3.00 am so that is an improvement. Go The Sharks. P.S who is the ref for this game. Hopefully not PollocK or Bryce Lawrence(sp)or Dickenson??

  • Comment 59, posted at 21.06.11 11:38:18 by Dynamite Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 55) : Hehe dealt with it on this thread actually. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 60, posted at 21.06.11 11:42:58 by Ben Reply
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  • It’s going to be a tough match no doubt about it…my only dream is to see willem alberts or even deysel spear tackle sonny bill williams that guy is a thug he is great on attack..flick passes alles but what he did to kanko was pathetic..

  • Comment 61, posted at 21.06.11 11:43:46 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Dynamite (Comment 59) : Brycy I think πŸ™‚

  • Comment 62, posted at 21.06.11 11:46:12 by franshark Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 61) : spear tackles are illegal!

  • Comment 63, posted at 21.06.11 11:53:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) : and what do we call that sonny bill williams shoulder charge hey at school i loved spear tackling players it was for revenge :mrgreen:

  • Comment 64, posted at 21.06.11 11:54:59 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 60) : Sorry I`ll shut up, time is an issue for me today.

  • Comment 65, posted at 21.06.11 11:59:12 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 64) : I think Mega as rubbed of on you today…you are in a k*kpraat mood…or at least I hope!

  • Comment 66, posted at 21.06.11 12:16:44 by Ice Reply
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  • @Muzi (Comment 61) : Muzi. Id love to see SBW in the boxing ring with Flo Simba.

  • Comment 67, posted at 21.06.11 12:33:24 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Oom Dries .Just a correction Botes is in the touring squad Marcell has been left out.Everything of the best to the SHARKS .My son had a great experience at Loftus hope their is still lot to come.

  • Comment 68, posted at 21.06.11 12:37:46 by Dries Reply

     
  • @Dries (Comment 68) : Hi Oom Dries – is Marcell your son?

  • Comment 69, posted at 21.06.11 12:40:20 by Ice Reply
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  • @Muzi:sbw seems to fight overweight moddle-aged men..so I have a new opponent lined up for him that fits that criteria..1.88m 120 kg and 42 years old..you keen sbw?
    oops,sorry forgot to mention it is the new sa heavyweight champ.francois botha..

  • Comment 70, posted at 21.06.11 12:42:01 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Dries (Comment 68) : thanks for the update, Oom… please tell Marcell that we’re all really pleased with how he’s progressing and look forward to seeing much more of him in the years to come!

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  • @Salmonoid: francois botha beat flo simba ,tko in the 6th round..

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  • Oom Dries. Very proud to say he is my son thanx to all the comments

  • Comment 73, posted at 21.06.11 13:10:37 by Dries Reply

     
  • Haven’t read the comments, but Stefan Terblanche seem to suggest SANZAR is playing some tricks with who the boys are allowed to take?

  • Comment 74, posted at 21.06.11 13:10:56 by MornΓ© Reply
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  • @MornΓ© (Comment 74) : it’s about Riaan Swanepoel not being eligible

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  • @Dries (Comment 73) : Thanks for the update OOM Dries. Can only imagine how proud you are, and rightly so. Your son is a huge prospect. Hope he is a future Bok. He certainly looks the part from what I have seen of him.

  • Comment 76, posted at 21.06.11 13:16:50 by Ben Reply
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  • Tweet by Stef:

    “Not allowed to take Swanepoel who has been part of squad all year and toured with us for 4 weeks. He didn’t play 4 games. Caleb Ralph,Reds?”

  • Comment 77, posted at 21.06.11 13:17:00 by MornΓ© Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) :

    I can understand why Stef is miffed though, pathetic really.

  • Comment 78, posted at 21.06.11 13:17:49 by MornΓ© Reply
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  • @MornΓ© (Comment 77) : Stefan is being disingenuous… rules are rules and the last thing we need is for SANZAR to backtrack on the decision to allow Fred because Stefan is bitching about Swannie.

    Swannie would never have featured anyway.

  • Comment 79, posted at 21.06.11 13:18:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MornΓ© (Comment 78) : it shouldn’t apply to any players that have held a contract with the union for the preceding 12 months or more…

  • Comment 80, posted at 21.06.11 13:19:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • Apologies about the mistake regarding Marcell Coetzee.

    I was at the press conference this morning and Plum said that the match 22 plus Odwa and Eugene were the touring squad.

    Apologies for posting this incorrect information, the squad has been updated.

  • Comment 81, posted at 21.06.11 13:19:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 67) : I still can not believe it that flo simba got beaten by francois botha πŸ˜•

  • Comment 82, posted at 21.06.11 13:22:34 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 81) : thanks Rich…

    I guess Plum was so surprised at his own decision to replace Botes in the match 22 that he promptly forgot about it straight afterwards πŸ™‚

  • Comment 83, posted at 21.06.11 13:23:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dries (Comment 68) :

    Daardie seun van jou gaan nog Γ± Bok word daarvan is ek seker.

  • Comment 84, posted at 21.06.11 13:23:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Rich:doesn’t sound to me like it was your mistake ..

  • Comment 85, posted at 21.06.11 13:23:45 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 83) :

    I must be honest, I never really considered Botes. I was happy that Coetzee was going to get the chance to play some high level Finals rugby..

    He will definitely be there come Finals time in the Currie Cup..

  • Comment 86, posted at 21.06.11 13:25:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 86) : how do you know the sharks will be there come finals time :mrgreen:

  • Comment 87, posted at 21.06.11 13:27:21 by Muzi Reply

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  • To be fair,francois botha has fought guys with some serious pedigree..flo has veen tremendous..especially against “stationary”boxers..heard an interview on radio where jimmy abbott mentioned that he was helping francois botha prepare for the fight vs simba..and he was adament botha was going to win..he also said he can’t believe why the young heavy weights in sa don’t want to learn from former boxers like himself..

  • Comment 88, posted at 21.06.11 13:28:21 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 87) : Its common sense. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 89, posted at 21.06.11 13:29:00 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 88) : Hey BS, do you follow any UFC?

  • Comment 90, posted at 21.06.11 13:30:09 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 85) : it wasn’t… not at all

  • Comment 91, posted at 21.06.11 13:30:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 91) : Have you heard about pine pienaar from the cheetahs?

  • Comment 92, posted at 21.06.11 13:35:27 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Ben: just a bit..

  • Comment 93, posted at 21.06.11 13:45:42 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben: just a bit

  • Comment 94, posted at 21.06.11 13:46:35 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 88) : @Muzi (Comment 82) : Now Botha wants to take on Holyfield again πŸ™„ Evander FTW.

  • Comment 95, posted at 21.06.11 13:47:50 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 90) : Junior Dos Santos,Wanderlei Silva,Phil Baroni,Gesias Cavalcante and The Last emperor Fedor FTW.

  • Comment 96, posted at 21.06.11 13:49:58 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 96) : He must get a six pack and go hit the gym i have no idea what went through flo simba’s head when he lost i mean meneer botha was there for the taking that guy is slow that fight was soooooooooooo boring πŸ˜•

  • Comment 97, posted at 21.06.11 13:51:29 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 96) : Forrest Griffen is my fav. Anderson Silva is a great fighter, so is George St Pierre aka GSP.

  • Comment 98, posted at 21.06.11 13:53:22 by Ben Reply
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  • SA heavy weight boxing is sooo boring..

  • Comment 99, posted at 21.06.11 13:55:35 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 97) : Talking about boring, some UFC fights tend to get a bit boring. When they go and lie on each other and try to hug the other oner to death. πŸ™„

  • Comment 100, posted at 21.06.11 13:55:46 by Ben Reply
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  • But the decline of heavy weight boxing in the US has been startling.someone on espn was saying it is because the athletic big guys prefer nfl and nba to boxing..don’t know..maybe could be true of sa heavy weight boxing also..I’m sure I heard philip ndou say on sabc tv,s boxing program that we need to get some of the rugby forwards to take up boxing..

  • Comment 101, posted at 21.06.11 13:59:40 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 70) : @Muzi (Comment 82) : @bergshark (Comment 88) :
    I saw the Fransie Botha / Flo fight. I think Flo has been flattered by some of his earlier successes and underestimated Botha. Botha is streetwise and has mixeed it up with the best in the world. He is old school tough and rugged. Simba should have learned lots from that fight. I still think he will go a long way. If SBW gets passed Simba then he can take on the White Buffalo. I wish I was a boxing promoter.

  • Comment 102, posted at 21.06.11 14:00:50 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Like bert sugar said on espn( when debating boxing vs mma): I can’t get excited when I hear the commentators talk about two men one guy looking to mount another guy!

  • Comment 103, posted at 21.06.11 14:02:44 by bergshark Reply

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  • I wish Manny Pacquai and Floyd Maywether could arranfe a fight. Would be an awesome fight.

  • Comment 104, posted at 21.06.11 14:03:42 by Ben Reply
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  • If sbw gets pass david tu’a,then it will be an upset of note..!

  • Comment 105, posted at 21.06.11 14:04:54 by bergshark Reply

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  • Heard a boxing commentator mention frans botha’s conditioning,or rather lack thereof,vs david bostice.wondered if fransie ever does road work?but he also said frans botha has great self-confidence and is very determined boxer.

  • Comment 106, posted at 21.06.11 14:08:16 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 98) : Forrest is a tough dude,but I do not like gsp anymore because he fights so safe.5 of his last 6 was decisions…..boring.

    @bergshark (Comment 103) : James toney got owned by randy couture although both past their prime.

  • Comment 107, posted at 21.06.11 14:10:31 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • They should get ufc on supersport,If your guy loses you know who to blame. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 108, posted at 21.06.11 14:11:49 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Muzi (Comment 92) : he’s going somewhere… where? To you okes?

  • Comment 109, posted at 21.06.11 14:13:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan: muzi mentioned that the sharks might get both the grey centres..that will be a huge coup if they do decide to join the sharks ..

  • Comment 110, posted at 21.06.11 14:16:50 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 80) :

    Does this mean Kolisi would not be able to play for the Stormers either under this rule?

  • Comment 111, posted at 21.06.11 14:17:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Honey Badger:don’t know if mma will overtake boxing..for one,boxing is an olympic sport

  • Comment 112, posted at 21.06.11 14:21:17 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 112) : MMA will over take boxing. Mark my words.

  • Comment 113, posted at 21.06.11 14:24:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 111) : Surely, Schreuder too then?

  • Comment 114, posted at 21.06.11 14:26:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 110) : why, so we can spend three years developing them before we let them leave? πŸ™‚

  • Comment 115, posted at 21.06.11 14:27:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 111) : @Salmonoid (Comment 114) : may not be able to… I believe the Stormers are applying for an exemption for him as well, since he’s injury cover.

  • Comment 116, posted at 21.06.11 14:28:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan: lol .. Actually sad but true point you bring up πŸ™
    Lideque,heimar,paul jordaan..they need to be given the jersey,tossed the ball,and told: go play some sharks rugby..

  • Comment 117, posted at 21.06.11 14:31:19 by bergshark Reply

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  • Well if they play the ‘tahs,don’t expect him to be cleared if it depends om aussie goodwill

  • Comment 118, posted at 21.06.11 14:33:34 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 117) : more likely they’ll be tossed a set of car keys and pointed in the direction of Coca Cola Park

  • Comment 119, posted at 21.06.11 14:49:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan: noooo..that will be really daft from the sharks πŸ™

  • Comment 120, posted at 21.06.11 15:05:45 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 112) : In due time.I think

  • Comment 121, posted at 21.06.11 15:12:26 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 113) : True.I think

  • Comment 122, posted at 21.06.11 15:13:14 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 119) :
    Not if they show that they are the best in their positions they wont be sent anywhere.

  • Comment 123, posted at 21.06.11 16:21:21 by Salmonoid Reply
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