Richard Ferguson

SW Awards – 4 Lock


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Lions, Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 29 Jun 2011 at 09:00
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It’s that time of the year when all sorts of awards and prizes get handed to players who have performed well in the Super Rugby tournament. Here at Sharksworld, we tend to do things a little differently, rewarding those players that performed well, performed poorly as well as rewarding them for those idiotic moments.

Next in our series of SW Awards we will be looking at the performances of the locks in the tournament. Let’s have a look at our categories:

Player of the Tournament: The nominees for best lock of the season are as follow: 1. Bakkies Botha, was the enforcer for the Bulls and in some or other way managed to not pick up a yellow card, and scored two tries to boot. 2. Anthony Boric, has been a fantastic partner to Ali Williams in the Blues campaign so far this season, and made inroads in making the All Black jersey his own. 3. James Horwill, must be the top four lock in Australian rugby at the moment, and he is one of the key players around which a strong Reds pack is built. 4. Brad Thorn, has been in some scintillating form for the men from Christchurch, or wherever they call home now (Newlands?) 5. Sam Wykes, from the Force, may not have been in the strongest team, but stood out big time.

South African lock of the Tournament: The nominees for South African lock for the year are: 1. Bakkies Botha from the Bulls, 2. Rynhardt Elstadt from the Stormers, 3. Franco van der Merwe from the Lions.

Most promising lock of the tournament: There are a few young and promising locks in this year’s tournament: 1. Rynhardt Elstadt from the Stormers, and 2. Luke Romano from the Crusaders.

The “Was-he-really-in-that-squad” award goes to Nico Breedt who, after returning from Toulon, has had precious little game time in the orange jersey, with not a single appearance from the ex-Shark in this year’s Super rugby tournament.

The “Where-did-THAT-come-from” award goes to Wickus van Heerden, for putting in some amazing performances towards the end of the Lions season, scoring that all important try and always leaving the field bloody beyond recognition.

Please make your selections in the comments below, and I will gather the necessary information to report back after all the positions have been discussed. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please mail me [email protected]


18 Comments

  • Nice one Rich! 😉

    Most promising lock has got to go to Rynhardt Elstadt.
    SA lock of the tournament: Bakkies Botha ❗

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.06.11 09:20:27 by wpw Reply
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  • Elstadt for the WIN! Boy is a lunatic.

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.06.11 09:30:24 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • I’d gooi Mostert in the mix, JUST based on his performance against the Bulls. That was awsome stuff!

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.06.11 09:30:43 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 3) :

    I like Mostert. Just wish he could stop getting injured!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.06.11 09:33:46 by wpw Reply
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  • Didnt Nico Breedt suffer a SERIOUS injury that forced him give up rugby?

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.06.11 09:41:29 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Surprised Bekker is not in any of the lists.

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.06.11 10:00:58 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 2) : Agree. The boy has been sensational for his first season. The way he knocked Alberts back in the tackle was instrumental in the Stormers win over the Sharks. Very promising indeed!

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.06.11 10:06:18 by Villie Reply
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  • Mocho isn’t Bekker a 5?

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.06.11 10:06:53 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 6) : He will be in the wings or centres list 😈 😉

    But seriously…we are talking number 4 locks here!

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.06.11 10:08:49 by Villie Reply
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  • My vote definitely goes for Elstadt for No 4 lock and up and coming goes to Mostert

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.06.11 10:10:14 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • My bad lol ! Thought is was any lock.

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.06.11 10:11:57 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 5) : did he?

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.06.11 10:51:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 6) :

    Bekker is a 5 lock.. FYI

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.06.11 11:04:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Ill check it out.

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.06.11 11:08:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 14) : sweet… on the case!

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.06.11 11:39:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Player of the Tournament: Brad Thorn
    South African lock of the Tournament: Rynhardt Elstadt
    Most promising lock of the tournament: Gerhard Mostert

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.06.11 13:41:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Player of the Tournament – Brad Thorn

    SA lock of the tournament – Bakkies Botha

    Most promising – Rynardt Elstadt.

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.06.11 00:59:16 by Ben Reply
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  • “4. Brad Thorn, has been in some scintillating form for the men from Christchurch, or wherever they call home now (Newlands?)”

    🙂 😆 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.06.11 01:00:52 by Ben Reply
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