Richard Ferguson

MVP gets light week to recover

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams, Sharks on 15 Aug 2011 at 17:37
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The Sharks’ most valuable player this season, and one of the most influential players in the tournament so far, Fred Michalak, will be given a light week ahead of the Sharks’ clash with the Leopards, after the French flyhalf injured his hamstring in the game against Western Province last Friday.

Coach John Plumtree has indicated that an easy week for Michalak might allow the player to play against the Leopards on Friday night, even though most fans would suggest he be given the entire week off ahead of the Sharks facing the Lions the following week.

In other injury news from the Sharks camp, prop Dale Chadwick rolled his ankle in the game against Western Province, but was strapped up on the side of the field and was able to get back on the park when Eugen van Staden came off. No other injury concerns were noted.


  • Jlp or meyer bosman at ten?

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.08.11 17:51:57 by bergshark Reply
  • Mb at ten,jlp at 12?
    Or jlp @10 and mb @12?

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.08.11 17:53:36 by bergshark Reply
  • Would like to see gouws prinsloo included in match 22

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.08.11 17:54:36 by bergshark Reply
  • @bergshark (Comment 2) : Tried that already this year. I think we lost by about 30 ?

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.08.11 17:55:52 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Bit we won’t be playing the crusaders at twickers.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.08.11 17:58:10 by bergshark Reply

  • Better goalkicking by jlp in dbn vs stormers,and we might have had a bp-which woldve sent the sharks to auckland to play blues rather than the saders in the play-offs..

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.08.11 17:59:57 by bergshark Reply

  • Talking about mvp: ..cesc fabregas is leaving arsenal.. 😐

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.08.11 18:04:14 by bergshark Reply

  • Give the guy the week off and let one of the understudies play the Leopards.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.08.11 18:20:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : agree, give him time to recover…

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.08.11 18:35:14 by Franshark Reply
  • I don’t think it is necessary for him to play against the leopards. Give someone young gun game time.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.08.11 18:53:55 by lostfish Reply
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  • It would be silly to risk Fred. Our young flyhalf has been called up to the Boks so JLP should start.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.08.11 19:02:27 by war1 Reply
  • Give Fred a rest and bring JLP back from his paid Holiday and give him a game.

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.08.11 23:15:12 by Ben Reply
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  • Don’t underestimate the Leopards they are playing to stay in the Premier division and that can be dangerous

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.08.11 07:00:41 by Mutley Reply
  • Agree FM should be 100% fit for the Lions.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.08.11 07:03:57 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 13) : would not underestimate them, but if MB and JLP can’t hold their own against the Leopards then they should stay away from a rugby field all together….

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.08.11 07:17:28 by Franshark Reply
  • @Franshark (Comment 15) : Very well said!

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.08.11 07:18:21 by Ben Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 15) : Those are wise that words ring out with the unmistakeable sound of truth, guru Franshark!

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.08.11 07:51:00 by Culling Song Reply
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  • Hey, my leg would also be sore if I had to kick as many drops as he did on Friday 😉

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.08.11 08:35:04 by Viking Reply
  • When was the last time JLP played a rugby game? He isnt even contracted to a club side so will not be match fit. No idea what Plum is thinking but hopefully he doesnt risk Michalek in the Leopards game with a suspect hamstring. My ideal preference would be Bosman at 10 with Joubert and Terblanche at 12 and 13 respectively. Is Jacobs with the Boks still? The other idea is Hoffman at 10 but he looked super rusty last week when he came on.

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.08.11 08:42:42 by SheldonK Reply


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