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Whitehead rumours resurface


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, WP on 4 Sep 2011 at 12:26
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Rumours doing the round on Twitter this morning suggest that Western Province centre Tim Whitehead has signed with the Sharks for next season.

There was a loan deal on the cards earlier in the year, where the promising young Whitehead was lined up for a short-term stint with the Sharks Super 15 squad. Hooker Kyle Cooper would have gone the other way to provide cover for the injured Tiaan Liebenberg, but the whole thing fell through when Whitehead got cold feet.

It appears as though he has had quite an interesting change of heart, though, with a number of sources close to WP rugby seeming to think that he has signed with the Sharks. This comes as quite a blow to Province, of course, who have already lost Johan Sadie to the Bulls next year. Seems that the prospect of languishing in the Vodacom Cup while Jean de Villiers, Jaque Fourie and Juan de Jongh fight over the centre positions in the Stormers side is not an attractive one for Province’s young centre corps.

Take this one as an unconfirmed rumour at this stage – and realise that nothing is likely to be officially announced for quite some time, if it is indeed happening. Sharksworld will reveal more on this one as we get it.


98 Comments

  • Please remind me how good this guy is again?

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.09.11 12:42:08 by shaniboi Reply
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  • Also Paul Bosch has joined Montpellier. So that means that WP / Stormers are down 3 useful centres who were choices 4,5,6, starting next season.

    They do however still have prospects in the form of Berton Claasen, the very promising Michael vd Spuy, Marcel Branche and Peter Grant can cover 12, not to mention the talked up JP du Plessis and possibly even former MHS and SA u18 player Pat Howard if push comes to shove

    I guess there has to be a downside to running a very successful junior programme in recent years, esp when it comes to centres. They are producing many good players + centres paths to the very top are blocked by Boks in the form of JdV,JF and JdJ. These centres will naturally look to other Unions.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.09.11 12:45:13 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 2) :

    Also, Danie Poolman has played a lot of centre. Probably won’t need him there, but if they did he can.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.09.11 12:49:57 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 3) : True. I always thought of Poolman as a centre struck on the wing while he was u21.

    There was this other guy Stokkie Hanekom who wasn’t half bad either. I wonder what’s happened to him.

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.09.11 12:58:37 by beet Reply
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  • This is deffo a step in the right direction for the Sharks BUT the question remains, where are all the up and coming players at the KZN union??

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.09.11 13:03:53 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : Not ready to play Super rugby next year.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.09.11 13:06:39 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 6) : correct… Lindeque, Williams, Jordaan are all still under 21 next year

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.09.11 13:53:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Yeah. It’s such a standard retort when the Sharks sign a player, or are even rumoured to have signed one.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.09.11 14:04:55 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 8) : It’s much easier to criticize than to check your facts.

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.09.11 14:06:01 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 9) : although, to be honest, saying the Piet, Heimar et al are not ready is an opinion, not a fact 🙂

    It’s one that I share, though.

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.09.11 14:42:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 9) : I think what Wes is getting at is that it seems like the Sharks have gone on a nice shopping spree, your whole backline is almost bought:
    9. Hoffman, 10. Michalak, 11. Ludick, 12. Bosman, 13. Joubert, 15. Viljoen… There is also JLP as well.

    And now we can potentially throw Whitehead into that group. It’s not great reading for the Academy if you ask me. And once again hints at Keo’s view of being a team of mercenaries.

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.09.11 14:42:22 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : and the u21’s that were before that and before that? There hasn’t seemed to be centre’s coming through from the academy/juniors for a while, not just this year.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.09.11 14:43:41 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 12) : hmmm… Jaque Fourie and Bryan Habana tells me the pot is calling the kettle black :mrgreen:

    Apparently you’re paying those two so much money you can’t afford to keep Whitehead, Sadie and co

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.09.11 14:50:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Can’t believe we signed him, he really has not made a impact at all. Feel we are at least investing in potensial. And not a CV….joubert!!! Wish we would look at du Plessis(broken record me!!) Seven have secured serfontein and swanepoel from SA 18’s…but no Jordaan???? Anyone got news on this?

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.09.11 14:51:57 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • I rate Jan Serfontein

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.09.11 14:53:33 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : haha, a whole 2 players, and we know Fourie was signed to cover for the loss of JdV, a GREAT investment if you ask me and with logical reasoning. No one knows where Viljoen is gonna play next year, and if it is FB, then what kind of purchase was Ludick? And Whitehead? Gonna sit behind Bosman?

    As for the 2nd part of your comment, its nice to see so much stock is put into Lanning’s tweets all of a sudden.

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.09.11 14:54:46 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 12) : The academy has not produced really great centres for the Sharks since Barrit and Murray, but it is not some sort of factory that just churns out good players. You have to have the raw talent to work with. The reality is that there are other unions competing for top junior talent and on top of that, not every schoolboy or age group star will fulfill their potential. Also, just because the academy has not produced a centre who has gone on to star for the senior team does not mean it is failing.

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.09.11 15:06:35 by war1 Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 16) : Both Viljoen and Ludik (without the c) are utility backs. When Ludik was signed it was said he can cover fullback wing and centre. Viljoen has played fullback, centre, wing and even flyhalf. If the rumours are true, Whitehead will probably play 13, that is where the need is.

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.09.11 15:13:22 by war1 Reply
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  • Dum dum dum the plot thickens

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.09.11 15:30:12 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 19) : So does the soup if you let it stand for a while.

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.09.11 15:36:41 by war1 Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 15) : Don’t we all rate Jan Serfontein. The boy has amazing skills and BMT. We tried hard to get him but it came thru that he and Dries Swanepoel wanted to stay together and Dries family have always been huge Blue Bull fans.

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.09.11 16:29:43 by beet Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 11) : You must be joking! Who are these great backline players in our junior ranks that are going to take us to the next level besides Prinsloo, Sbura and Jordan?

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.09.11 17:21:59 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @molly (Comment 11) : Your backline is VERY subjective. I can list a backline that isn’t bought.

    9 Mcleod
    10 Lambie
    11 Mvovo
    12 Jacobs
    13 Stefan
    14 JPP
    15 Ndungane

    And i bet this backline would give the backline you listed more than just a run for their money.

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.09.11 17:31:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 22) : Here’s the thing, I’m not talking about juniors this year only, surely the management/scouts or whoever could see a shortage of good centre’s coming? Can’t they plan accordingly? This probably should have been apparent when Barritt and Frans left, more alarm bells should have been ringing when Murray went.

    I’m sure WP is gonna start panicking now too, but we at least have a year to start planning for JF and JdV’s departure, maybe you guys will be having this chat with me in a year or two???

    I get what War1 says wrt not all of them being able to make the step up, but if you spot them early, scout/steal them early and give them every opportunity to succeed then you’ll see a lot more. Instead a lot of the juniors are seeing the cheque books going out (or super seniors being backed) because no one has faith in them, and not only in SR, but also in CC which should ideally be the breeding ground, that and Vodacom Cup.

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.09.11 17:32:54 by molly Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : :mrgreen: Mcleod, Jacobs, Terblanche, Ndungane – all bought players.

    Good one

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.09.11 17:34:14 by beet Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 14) : pieter jordaan is in matric next year.

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.09.11 17:36:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : For sure, but you and I both know that Adi and Ndungane would probably never be played in those positions and haven’t really in the past (certainly not with consistency, or even 2 weeks in a row). That backline is more than good enough, which is why I am VERY frustrated with the Viljoen and (possible) Whitehead purchases, and the Michalak one to an extent.

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.09.11 17:40:41 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 27) : A team who goes into this extended competition without at least 2 full sides on the books is going to have serious burnout/injury issues.

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.09.11 17:42:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 24) : In recently seasons WP have bought Tian Liebenberg, CJ vd Linde, Adriaan Fondse, Chris Jack, Anton van Zyl, Duane Vermeulen, Ricky Januarie, Willem de Waal, Jaque Fouie, Bryan Habana, Conrad Jantjies, Naqelevuki and soon Francois Hougaard will be heading their way. I’m sure there are others. In their defence tho, there does appear to be method to the madness, if one can call it that. Their bought players have been good for WP. Morne set it out the factors that have contributed to WP’s recent success esp at junior levels in an article earlier this year. I think there is good synergy in the WP system at present. This is a reason why their purchases are meaningful – good understanding of where their needs lie and the kind of players that will fulfil those needs.

    I still maintain that if Bishops, HJS, Gimmies and Paul Roos were KZN schools* and we had Maties and Ikeys, we’d be sitting pretty in terms of depth here in KZN.

    *11 of the top 25 rugby schools in SA this year are actually from the W/Cape region (WP, Boland, SWD)

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.09.11 17:43:08 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 25) : how long ago?

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.09.11 17:43:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 25) : I’ll give them Terblanche and Ndungane, they’re pretty much Shark boys through and through, both developed their games there. Adi was given a proper chance there too.

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.09.11 17:48:14 by molly Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) : And yet people have justified Sadie/Whitehead’s move by saying they don’t want to bench sit for JdV/JF/JdJ… Sadie would def have featured for the Stormers in the season as he did last season.

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.09.11 17:50:09 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 31) : Adi played for the Bulls before joining the Sharks. He made a name for himself playing alongside the late Ethienne Botha at the Valke.

    But I thought we were on about players who have come thru the junior ranks to stake a place at senior level? We got Stefan from Boland and Ndungane from Border methinks.

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.09.11 17:51:57 by beet Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 32) : What if the 3 Bok players stay fit? The chances that came Sadie and Bosch’s way were due to injuries.

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.09.11 17:54:00 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 29) : Duane = BEST investment ever :mrgreen:

    Ja, we have made quite a few purchases in the past, but we’ve slowed down on it a lot and quite a few of those were “knowledge transfer” purchases, well… De Waal to an extent (although I think Rassie has a love affair with him, and Vermeulen), Chris Jack for sure and Tony Brown. Not sure if Kallie Wookie was a good one. And the less I say about CJ the better.

    More importantly… do you really think Francois is gonna come back?

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.09.11 17:54:58 by molly Reply
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  • The Bulls are no different from the Sharks. Jano effectively blocks the development path of promising players like Ruan Snyman and Lohan Jacobs, they head hunted Louis Fouche from the Leopards when they had Boshoff and Brummer, they have acquired Sadie, who slots in ahead of Francois Venter, Stefan Watermeyer and Stephan Dippenaar. Jacques Potgieter may yet stunt the growth of Arno Botha, Jonno Ross.

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.09.11 17:58:57 by beet Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 32) : A players feelings regarding sitting on the bench and a coaches needs for squad depth are very different.

    Maybe neither Sadie nor Whitehead were approached and told, “look we need you here in the Cape and we will give you enough game time because we are in for a looooong season, unfortunately we can’t offer you that much ‘coz we blew the bank on a well past it wing and an excellent center.”

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.09.11 17:59:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 34) : With the long season there has to be a certain amount of rotation, otherwise there will be serious burn out and injuries. And Sadie proved this past season he can handle SR, I think AC wouldn’t have had a problem giving him a starting chance here and there (maybe also on the wing a little). As KSA says, you need 2 squads.

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.09.11 18:01:11 by molly Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 34) : if they stay fit throughout the S15 and play everygame then we will have no centers for the 4Ns in August. (burntout)

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.09.11 18:01:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 35) : Jano Vermaak was acquired to compensate for Hougaard, so yes, he will “come back”

    The Bulls contracted him after school and developed him. He was overlooked for Craven Week. Duvenage went instead.

    I forgot about Brown. There were also the 2 Brumbies guys, Manny Edmonds’ bru and the young flyhalf

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.09.11 18:04:15 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 40) : Matt Tamoea and Huia Edmonds.

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.09.11 18:05:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 39) : Rotation is relatively new to us here in the S/Hemisp. It’s a WiP in SR. I know you follow the GP and Top14 so you are a lot better acquainted with it.
    In the old S14 to get to the final, a player was in for 15 games with 1 week off.
    In SR, a top team gets to the final playing 18 games with 2 weeks off.
    3 more games.

    If you rotate 3 centres equally, that’s 9 games a piece. Hardly a burnout qualification. You’re better off suggesting that 2 of the 3 players are injury prone and that will provide opportunities for reserves. However like you said, which ambitious centre wants to hold out for this scenario when he could be starting at another franchise and earning bigger bucks.

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.09.11 18:13:51 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 42) :

    18 games = 36 center spots (IF no subs are ever used)
    3 centers = 12 games a piece (IF you have no injuries)

    If you have just ONE injury suddenly you are stuck with 2 centers having to play 80min week after week. They can only do that for so long.

    Now add to the fact that we have a 3 week England tour during the 3 week break and Fourie gets 3 extra games added, then add 6 games for the 4 Nations and Fourie has played too much rugby. 🙁

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.09.11 18:20:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 42) : To mee 3 centers just won’t be enough and any team with only one back-up in most spots will have a problem sooner rather than later. 🙁

    As a side note: The SR is going to create bigger squads with less money for players and we are going to lose more players out of SA.

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.09.11 18:22:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : My bad with the numbers, you’re right 12 games not 9. But in the past the players had to cope with S14, June tests, Nov Tour and Currie Cup.

    I’m not sure what the recommended ceiling on first class games are in a season. Prof Noakes has probably worked it out.

    And I agree that 3 centres may be cutting it fine if you’re ambitious in SR. But 3 test centres and some decent back ups like is probably the way to go without breaking the bank in S/Hemip rugby.

    I’m actually surprised that quality rugby with big name players south of the equator has held out for so long. Sadly I still believe that all good rugby will one day be played on a weekly basis in Europe. Kind of like soccer.

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.09.11 18:39:07 by beet Reply
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  • It’s all good and well yes to get depth at centre. But to argue that Lindeque, Williams and Jordaan are still u21 next year doesnt hold water. Because: its only for next year. With Whitehead/Joubert/JlP/Bosman/Oubaas (he never seems to plan retirement)/Jacobs there, how long will they have to wait for an opportunity. Thats exactly the reason why Sadie and JJ moved on, because they stepped out of the U21-shoes, but had to wear slip-slops. The same is going to happen to our U21 centres. That is depending on which of the snr players are going to move on next year? I PRESUME that Oubaas will move on, but Joubert will be there for another year and Adi must surely be fed up by now.

    But if we can have a rotational centre group of Whitehead/Williams/Jordaan/Lindeque in the NOT TO DISTANT future, I would be a very happy camper

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.09.11 18:45:01 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 36) :

    Think you guys sometimes overrate a few of these youth players. For the Bulls, Vermaak is a brilliant signing as they now have a S15 quality back-up if they want to rest Hougaard or he gets injured. Lohan Jacobs was terrible at SA U20 level and Snyman is about as average as you can get. It hurts the Lions, but he’s not standing in anyones way from a ‘development’ POV because I doubt the Bulls see those guys as future scrumhalves for them.

    Sometimes we want to believe we have a lot more potential at youth level in SA then we really do. Heimar Williams & Piet Lindeque fall into the category of players who aren’t going to cut it at S15 IMO. I wish them all the best, but there isn’t much point having them debut now, and in a years time they’ll be in the same position as Meyer Bosman 🙂

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.09.11 21:26:17 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 47) : You’re missing my point. 🙂 It wasn’t about elevating every other junior to SR. My point was that the Sharks are being fingered for purchasing yet another player and not paying enough attention to their own youth structures – read comment 5 – but we’re not the only ones doing it. The Bulls have a fantastic youth system that has produced players who’ve become Boks and won plenty of trophies, yet they are doing exactly what the Sharks are doing – buying players.

    I don’t think I overrate the youngsters. I’ve been following the process for a long time and many of the guys I’ve liked and believed wud cut it at senior rugby have come up short.

    Like you, I also wish them the best.

    If you’d watch just last years JWC 2010, you would have noticed several players that you may have been tempted to bracket with Lohan Jacobs – re bad performers who had no future. The team included the likes of Pat Lambie, Elton Jantjies, Jaco Taute and Siya Kolisi. Lohan has been to 2 JWCs which suggests that as a junior he is a cut above the rest. Time will however tell if he’s able to build on the impact he’s had as a junior. 🙂

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.09.11 21:48:01 by beet Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 47) :Agree!

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.09.11 22:42:57 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • I see that JdV is not going North anymore and will stay with WP for the rest of his career. He says he will still play for 3 or 4 years.

    Him and Fourie at WP for the next 3 or 4 years is a good enough reason for the young stars to look elsewhere.

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.09.11 06:05:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • You can take Whitehead, we’ll keep Brachie, had a good debut. Jean will sign another 3 years with WeePee.

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.09.11 08:14:22 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • I keep hearing about Frans Hougaard coming back to WP yet I cannot see it happening.

    Also Huia Edmonds played for WP more than 5 years ago, spent most of his time playing Vodacom Cup.Still remember his vrot throwing into the lineouts, loopy basketball 3 pointer stuff.

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : charl mcleod started at wp, he played vodacom cup for wp so the sharks can’t claim him as THEIR academy product! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.09.11 09:39:54 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 53) : only a fool would try and argue that Charl McLeod was a star of any sort before he came to the Sharks.

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  • I hope this is true, but Whitehead shot us down in the past as well so I won`t hold my breath here.

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.09.11 09:48:30 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : who is talking about “stars”? molly mentioned products of the SHARKS ACADEMY! 🙄

    try harder moving the goal posts 😆 😀

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.09.11 10:02:05 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 56) : yes, but the stick you guys like to beat us with comes in so many sizes and shapes that it’s hard to stick to only one argument. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.09.11 10:03:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : next thing you’ll be telling us conrad hoffman is a Sharks product because he wasn’t a “star” when at wp hehehe 😛

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.09.11 10:05:13 by Megatron Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : so you try the bullshit baffles brains route huh? not a chance china 😆

    the sharks academy hasn’t produced centres since barrit & murray and that is a fact…unless you want to put that donkey swannie in the mix :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.09.11 10:09:05 by Megatron Reply

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  • Was just thinking, is Jerome Pretorius still in Durban? But I guess if the coaches rated him, he would have been in the Currie cup mix.

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  • @war1 (Comment 60) : yes – I’ve sort of lost track of him a little, but it’s fair to say he’s a long way out of the mix right now.

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.09.11 10:34:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 58) : megie… I love you to bits – you know that – but I’m simply not in the mood for troll-banter today 🙂

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.09.11 10:36:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Next thing we know, Bobo is running in the centres again..

    The Sharks like their centres like they like their whiskey… properly aged..

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.09.11 10:36:51 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 59) : Border give you guys a fright the other night?
    The main thing that stood out in that game was how “untransformed” the Kings team was. What gives?

  • Comment 64, posted at 05.09.11 10:38:07 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 62) : megie…. 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 65, posted at 05.09.11 10:44:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 65) : It’s not a very big leap from Megie to Maggie, and once we start calling you Maggie, you are nothing but and old lady who likes to waffle a lot. 😉

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.09.11 10:47:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 63) : I hope you’re joking. I’m sure I heard he was coming back to SA. I somehow don’t think he will be the answer to our 2012 outside centre conundrum.

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.09.11 10:49:06 by war1 Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 63) : Bobo is out of contract at Newcastle, you never know…

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 64) : Seriously, no…

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 66) : wake up Maggie I think I’ve got something to say to you 🙂

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.09.11 10:55:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 67) : @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 68) : you guys are behind the times.

    Bobo is ALREADY in Durban and playing for Rovers. He’ll be at club champs.

  • Comment 71, posted at 05.09.11 10:56:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 71) : That was my next comment 😳

  • Comment 72, posted at 05.09.11 10:59:46 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 71) : All the more reason to watch the club champs, will be keen to see Bobes play but I also want Rovers to lose 😈

  • Comment 73, posted at 05.09.11 11:00:35 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 69) : Sorry, just stating the obvious. 😈
    No mas.

  • Comment 74, posted at 05.09.11 11:01:17 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 71) : 😆

  • Comment 75, posted at 05.09.11 11:01:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 67) :
    @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 68) :
    @robdylan (Comment 71) :

    Sorry, got sidetracked by that stupid thing called work..

    Correct, he is already in Durban.. Will we see him in this Currie Cup? Will he be allowed to play?

    Not that I’m saying he should play, just a question…

  • Comment 76, posted at 05.09.11 11:01:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 76) : 😯

  • Comment 77, posted at 05.09.11 11:04:20 by war1 Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 76) : I don’t think there is any reason he would NOT be allowed to play, other than him being no better than club quality.

  • Comment 78, posted at 05.09.11 11:04:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 78) : Bobes is unfortunately too slow to play anything higher than club rugby these days.

  • Comment 79, posted at 05.09.11 11:07:09 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 74) : gracias amigo

  • Comment 80, posted at 05.09.11 11:10:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 78) : AFAIK you are right… there’s no legal reason he can’t play. Lots of sensible reasons, though 🙂

  • Comment 81, posted at 05.09.11 11:11:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 78) :
    @robdylan (Comment 81) :

    Thanx..

  • Comment 82, posted at 05.09.11 11:13:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 79) :

    How was his form in Northern Hemisphere rugby?

    If he was off the pace there, he will be nowhere for playing here!

  • Comment 83, posted at 05.09.11 11:15:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 83) : Not sure, he played wing up north, which was strange considering his lack of gas.Don’t get me wrong here I still think he has alot of skills and is one of the best blokes you will ever meet but his time has passed.

  • Comment 84, posted at 05.09.11 11:17:58 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 84) :

    Wing?! Wow..

  • Comment 85, posted at 05.09.11 11:18:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 85) : Ja…

  • Comment 86, posted at 05.09.11 11:23:30 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 86) :

    Thanx dude..

  • Comment 87, posted at 05.09.11 11:25:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Bobes is back. 😎

  • Comment 88, posted at 05.09.11 11:34:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 83) : Rather ask yourself why he is back in SA at a club.

    No offers from lower divisions up north?
    No offers from 1st Div sides in SA?

  • Comment 89, posted at 05.09.11 11:57:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 89) :

    Good point..

  • Comment 90, posted at 05.09.11 12:01:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • This one might not be completely done and dusted. Another source reckons he hasn’t signed yet

  • Comment 91, posted at 05.09.11 13:09:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 91) :

    Do you think he will be a good signing?

  • Comment 92, posted at 05.09.11 13:20:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 92) : yes, I do… but it’s silly season, so I’ll wait until I have a clear indication either way

  • Comment 93, posted at 05.09.11 13:29:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 93) :

    Cool..

  • Comment 94, posted at 05.09.11 13:42:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 48) :

    Problem with Lohan Jacobs? The guy is like a loose-forward. Take Craig Davidson, with less pace & a worse kicking game. That equals Lohan Jacobs. Really don’t know why he made SA U20 TBH. Probably has something to do with so many Bulls players making rep teams that they don’t deserve to be in these days. 😀

  • Comment 95, posted at 05.09.11 13:53:16 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 12) : my word ,all unions buy players ,half the bulls side is from ec or wp

  • Comment 96, posted at 05.09.11 18:03:39 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 96) : Molly is forgiven, because it is after all one of their players the we (might have) bought. 😉

  • Comment 97, posted at 05.09.11 18:09:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 97) : and one also should look at the schoolboy talent that leaves kzn to go to varsity at uct/stellenboch

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