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Matfield to wear two hats


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 6 Dec 2011 at 10:23
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Recently-retired Bok lock Victor Matfield has signed on with the Bulls as a lineout consultant for the 2012 Super Rugby campaign, in addition to his other new role as Supersport rugby analyst next year.

He will help the Bulls out on a weekly basis throughout the season, concentrating on lineouts and forward play in particular.

According to a SAPA report, Matfield is very excited about his twin challenges for next year. “I am very keen to get stuck in [on television] and will give it a full go, but it is no secret that I want to become involved in coaching too. This will afford me the opportunity to do both, something that I am very pleased about.””


89 Comments

  • Well, he should be able to give impartial views on all the games that the Bulls are not part of at least…

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.12.11 10:26:42 by PTAShark Reply
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  • I thought he would become more involved in Boland rugby, seeing that he is a shareholder.

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.12.11 10:28:23 by Mutley Reply
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  • Like him or not….he is still a genius at lineout time.

    This can only benefit the Bulls.

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.12.11 10:31:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • sorry to say it guys -but that’s it as far as news is concerned for the day 🙁

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.12.11 10:32:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • Noooooooooooooooooooooooo
    ooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    oooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    I need my rugby news to get threw the day.

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.12.11 10:49:29 by Mutley Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : now that I have a bit more time on my hands there is not much to comment on 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.12.11 10:54:51 by lostfish Reply
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  • I thought Victoria was going down to Boland to earn his coaching stripes?

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.12.11 10:55:34 by lostfish Reply
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  • Think he’s leaving Boland for his Snorness. It’s his valley after all.

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.12.11 11:01:08 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : To keep us busy, anyone want to bet on how long before Muzi turns this into a discussion about the Bull’s junior players?

    I reckon before 12:00 this afternoon.

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.12.11 11:02:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 6) : typical, eh?

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.12.11 11:03:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • SBW is finally going to box against a worthy contender, he is going to box for the nz heavyweight title just before the start of the super rugby

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.12.11 11:07:44 by BR Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 7) : Why would he do that, he cut his teeth coaching the Bokke for the last four years :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.12.11 11:08:29 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 5) : grrrr

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.12.11 11:12:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • what do you think are the blitzbokke’s chance of winning in PE

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.12.11 11:12:56 by BR Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : Maybe even earlier than that. 🙂

    We should call this a Junior rugby site. 🙂

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.12.11 11:13:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • http://www.rugby365.com/opinion/phase2/2826744.htm … I didn’t read the article, as soon as I saw Carter’s picture I had cast my vote… 😎

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.12.11 11:16:59 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 12) : LOL 🙂

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.12.11 11:18:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 12) : Comment of the day! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.12.11 11:19:24 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 16) :

    Fullback – Kurtley Beale (Dagg came close)…
    Right Wing – James O’Connor
    Outside Center – Jaque Fourie
    Inside Center – Jamie Roeberts (Nuno came very close)…
    Left Wing – Shane Williams
    Flyhalf – Dan Carter (no thinking or explanation required) 😎

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.12.11 11:20:50 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • Thank you Thank you , I’ll be here all week.

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.12.11 11:21:49 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : always happens that way.

  • Comment 21, posted at 06.12.11 11:23:06 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 12) : So true 😉

  • Comment 22, posted at 06.12.11 11:23:49 by lostfish Reply
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  • On the topic of the post… The guys at SuperSport put Matfield up to it because they wanted inside info… 😉 Also SuperSport seem to like commmentators who speak with an accent… 😉

  • Comment 23, posted at 06.12.11 11:24:20 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 23) : I hope he going to be on the Afrikaans channel which I don’t get anyway

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.12.11 11:26:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) :

    Prediction… he’ll be on the English.

    Can’t see the reasoning behind having him on the Afrikaans. You’d be limiting his marketability.

  • Comment 25, posted at 06.12.11 11:31:42 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 25) : I still want a recording of the meeting where someone went ” hey, lets hire Chester Williams as a commentator” and everyone else went “yes, lets do that”

  • Comment 26, posted at 06.12.11 11:34:50 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Great…

    Now we’re going to have to listen to Matfield talking up any player in a pale blue jersey.

    One thing I’ve been thinking about and that I agree with Matfield about though is that we should no longer pick overseas-based players.

    Need to send a message to players like Jaque Fourie, the most recent to pack his bags, that they won’t be accommodated.

    We can’t keep losing players to Japan especially. In the long run it will hurt us more picking players from there – opening that path – then just cutting our losses and sending a message that they won’t be picked for Springbok selection.

  • Comment 27, posted at 06.12.11 11:35:32 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Hey Rob! 🙂 What happened to Bokworld? Its dead… ➡

  • Comment 28, posted at 06.12.11 11:36:07 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • I think its a great idea that experienced players like Matfield stay involved and impart what they have learnt. But the Bulls should have enough knowledge already…id like to see him get involved with either the junior sides or with a side like Griquas where he started. As for the commentary thing…who cares really…i doubt he will be the worst they have got!

  • Comment 29, posted at 06.12.11 11:36:29 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 19) : Carter for all the right and wrong reasons!! 😉

  • Comment 30, posted at 06.12.11 11:37:36 by Ice Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 29) : That’s true too, Matfield is quite decent…

  • Comment 31, posted at 06.12.11 11:39:55 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 26) :

    😆

    Most impressive commentator/analyst I’ve seen for a very very long time was Stuart Barnes during the World Cup.

    Interesting story: When I was still about 6-7-8 years old my mum was in the same office as Chester in the army. Before they went professional and they left early for practice in the afternoon :mrgreen:

    Heck of a good guy but apparently did f-all work 😆

  • Comment 32, posted at 06.12.11 11:40:06 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 30) : LOL but of course Ice 😎

  • Comment 33, posted at 06.12.11 11:41:24 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 31) : The most boring voice ever.Exceptional player, doesn’t mean you could listen to him speak for longer than 20 seconds.

    @hendrikp (Comment 32) : Supersport seems to have gotten it right with Ashwin Willemse, who the hell would have thought?

  • Comment 34, posted at 06.12.11 11:42:38 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 11) :

    There is no NZ heavyweight title. It’s a made up title for him to win. Further his reputation that is already sort of a joke. Everybody knows he only fights sickness beneficiaries.

    The guy he’s facing has been knocked out in the majority of his last dozen fights and hasn’t fought in something like 3 years.

    His record stands at 19 wins, 21 losses, 1 draw from memory.

  • Comment 35, posted at 06.12.11 11:44:49 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 16) :

    Priestland was the best flyhalf this year.

    Wouldn’t have thought that at the start of the year.

    Carter can’t claim it when he had an average S15, didn’t win the Tri Nations and then sat out injured during the important stages of the World Cup.

  • Comment 36, posted at 06.12.11 11:47:05 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 34) : I actually found Matfield’s voice to be more interesting than Smit’s…

  • Comment 37, posted at 06.12.11 11:47:54 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • Interesting one I saw the other day…

    If the Tri Nations could have a team similar to the Lions, who would make a preferred match-22? Not including players who aren’t playing Super Rugby in 2012 of course.

    I’d go:
    1 Tony Woodcock
    2 Bismarck du Plessis
    3 Owen Franks
    4 James Horwill (c)
    5 Andries Bekker
    6 Jerome Kaino
    7 David Pocock
    8 Schalk Burger
    9 Will Genia
    10 Daniel Carter
    11 Digby Iaone
    12 James O’Connor
    13 Ma’a Nonu
    14 Israel Dagg
    15 Kurtley Beale

    16 Stephen Moore
    17 Jannie du Plessis
    18 Sam Whitelock
    19 Richie McCaw
    20 Francois Hougaard
    21 Patrick Lambie
    22 Conrad Smith

    – And I’d say by the time the Super 15 hits halfway, Johann Sadie will probably have convinced me he should be in there as well.

  • Comment 38, posted at 06.12.11 11:50:52 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 36) : It’s the World XV… Carter single-handedly gave the Crusaders their early lead in the Super 15 final… As for his overall season he was part of a team that lost their home ground and were always on the road… He still performed pretty damn well in spite of circumstances!!

    It’s not Carter’s fault he got injured either… Nor is it Carter’s fault that his team did not win the Tri-nations!! If this was tennis then yes it would be his fault, but its not tennis therefore not his fault…

    Also Priestland doesn’t kick at posts nearly as well as Carter nor is he a consistently great force. Priestland has his games, Carter always rocks up…

  • Comment 39, posted at 06.12.11 11:52:03 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 38) : McCaw should start ahead of Pocock and should also be captain. McCaw owned Pocock in that semi-final of the WC. Also McCaw walked away a World Cup winning CAPTAIN. Horwill walked away captain of a team with bronze medals… Its a no brainer IMO…

  • Comment 40, posted at 06.12.11 11:55:06 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 28) : the logistics of trying to run two sites simultaneously caught up with me.

    We may resurrect it next year, or we may not. Depends on how things turn out.

  • Comment 41, posted at 06.12.11 11:56:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 39) :

    So it’s not a ‘Team of the Year’? I figured it was…

    If I were picking a side to play with, sure Carter.

    But Priestland had a hell of a year, and would have accumulated more imaginary points towards a ‘Flyhalf of the Year’ award.

  • Comment 42, posted at 06.12.11 11:56:08 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 38) : Actually Nuno at 13 isn’t what I’d go for either… He is a 12, play him there, O’Connor can play in the place of Ioane or as backup off the bench at the cost of Lambie. O’Connor is the better utility back after all…

  • Comment 43, posted at 06.12.11 11:57:38 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 40) :

    Pocock is the best player in the world my man.

    Just before you suggested you can’t compare players from differing teams fairly. You used that argument to stick up for Carter.

    Yet McCaw had one of the worse years of his career. Still damn good, but nothing on Pocock in terms of consistency.

    All that talk of him outplaying Pocock is rubbish as well, sorry :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 06.12.11 11:58:13 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 42) : Priestland is still too inconsistant for me… If he rocks up on the day sure I might go for him… And more importantly – if you can fit someone else in the team that can kick at goal then maybe…

  • Comment 45, posted at 06.12.11 11:59:08 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 36) : ek en jy gaan groot stry kry…..

  • Comment 46, posted at 06.12.11 11:59:30 by Ice Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 43) :

    Iaone is the best winger in the world.

    Nonu would be a better 13 anyway.

    And who would you play at centre then? O’Connor and Nonu, at this stage, I would say would be the 2 best options to form a midfield.

  • Comment 47, posted at 06.12.11 12:00:04 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 44) : McCaw prevailed over Pocock… FACT. Same way Pocock prevailed over Brussow and Louw…

  • Comment 48, posted at 06.12.11 12:00:22 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : Well there’s plenty of Sevens Rugby to debate over now 🙂

  • Comment 49, posted at 06.12.11 12:01:31 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 46) :

    Been downloading too many of those jockey advertisements I see. 😆

  • Comment 50, posted at 06.12.11 12:03:00 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 42) : I’d slot Fransie in at 12 in a World XV..

  • Comment 51, posted at 06.12.11 12:03:25 by Ice Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 48) :

    Brussow had his ribs broken…

    But continue.

  • Comment 52, posted at 06.12.11 12:05:19 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 47) : I know where you coming from man… I like the sound of O’Connor and Nonu in the midfield but O’Connor has played next to nothing at 12 on the International stage and the same goes for Nonu at 13… Against the B&I Lions (a quality team) your deficiencies and inexperience will be shown up…

    I’d go with Nonu and Smith and then let O’Connor bench or Ioane would bench and O’Connor play on the wing…

    The only thing I don’t like about this is that Smith doesn’t impress me… I’d much rather have Jaque Fourie but he’s in Japan… 🙄

  • Comment 53, posted at 06.12.11 12:06:10 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 52) : I know that, but be honest, for the time he was on the field who made more of an impact at the breakdown?

  • Comment 54, posted at 06.12.11 12:06:48 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 51) :

    I would too…

    Really think if we use him correctly he should get a few IRB Player of the Year awards before his career is up.

    Could be our greatest player if we use him right! Not many players come close to him.

    He’s ineligible for the Imaginary 3N Lions team though.

  • Comment 55, posted at 06.12.11 12:07:30 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 37) : NOOOIT

  • Comment 56, posted at 06.12.11 12:07:48 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 38) :

    1 Tony Woodcock
    2 Bismarck du Plessis
    3 Jannie Dp
    4 Flip
    5 Andries Bekker
    6 Alberts
    7 David Pocock
    8 Reid
    9 Will Genia
    10 D Carter
    11 Digby Iaone
    12 James Occonor
    13 Smith
    14 Jpp
    15 Israel Dagg

  • Comment 57, posted at 06.12.11 12:08:26 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 57) : jannie at th and id have beast at lh

  • Comment 58, posted at 06.12.11 12:08:59 by Talent Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 50) : Guilty as charged! 😆

  • Comment 59, posted at 06.12.11 12:09:14 by Ice Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 54) :

    Pocock didn’t do much until we lost Brussow.

    But anyway, Pocock is the best player in world rugby.

    This McCaw versus Pocock thing doesn’t work. If Pocock wasn’t as effective during the semi-final, it was due to the entire All Blacks forward pack, not McCaw.

    And McCaw hasn’t had the same sort of dominant performances as Pocock has had recently in a very long time. To be honest, I find it difficult including him ahead of Brussow, but it’s too much hassle trying to explain that to people.

  • Comment 60, posted at 06.12.11 12:09:34 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : Well its now 12:10 and we have yet to hear from Muzi lol… 😈

  • Comment 61, posted at 06.12.11 12:09:58 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 53) :

    James O’Connor will spend pretty much the entire 2012 at inside-centre.

    So I think he’ll have enough ‘experience’ there.

    And Nonu is just a better player then Smith. I don’t believe it makes a difference what number he has on his back in this case.

    @Talent (Comment 57) :

    I…mean…really?

    You obviously really really REALLY love the Sharks.

  • Comment 62, posted at 06.12.11 12:12:31 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 57) : Okay nevermind what I thought about hendrikp being slightly deluded, this guy takes the whole cake :mrgreen:

  • Comment 63, posted at 06.12.11 12:12:46 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 63) :

    I’m stunned also. 😆

  • Comment 64, posted at 06.12.11 12:15:28 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 62) : Dude I’m still reading words like “think” and “believe”… Fact is if you had to pick a team for tomorrow O’Connor has no experience on the International stage (he did play some games for the Force at 12) at inside center… And you can assume he’ll get some in the future but right now he has none…

    Also you “believe” that Nonu can play in either position. I also think he is a way better player than Smith but I certainly don’t think you’re using him right at 13…. He is a 12 and has proven himself there.

  • Comment 65, posted at 06.12.11 12:17:12 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 65) :

    He is a 13. That’s where he started.

    He only recently moved to 12 as the All Blacks didn’t have anyone else to play there and wanted to fit in both Nonu & Smith.

    It’s a case of the 2 best players who will be playing there next year.

  • Comment 66, posted at 06.12.11 12:21:36 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 65) :

    And to be honest, if you can’t play O’Connor at 12 because you say he hasn’t played there enough, then you can’t play him anywhere, because he’s played just about everywhere and settled nowhere!!

  • Comment 67, posted at 06.12.11 12:22:59 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 66) : You might bend me in Nuno’s case, but O’Connor I still think you have no ground to stand on… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 68, posted at 06.12.11 12:23:10 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 67) : O’Connor has proven himself on the wing, its his more regular position…

  • Comment 69, posted at 06.12.11 12:23:50 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 69) :

    Meh I think you’ll be turned after he spends the majority of the 2012 Super 15 at 12. Might play a bit of 10 as well if Cipriani is even half as bad as he was this year.

    He won’t be playing wing in Melbourne… and the point of the selection was middle 2012.

  • Comment 70, posted at 06.12.11 12:29:38 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 70) : I can assure you by next year that team for both you and me will have changed quite a bit as players come in and out of form… But if you had to select a team for tomorrow, I wouldn’t start O’Connor at inside center…

  • Comment 71, posted at 06.12.11 12:32:33 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 71) :

    If I had to pick a team tomorrow…

    I’d start O’Connor at 12.

    Because Francois Steyn is ineligible.

    Think you’re making too much of him not having spent most of his time playing 12. He’s a good enough player to slot in there and be a big success.

    At least you agree with the majority of the rest though right?

    Not going to throw Beast, JPP and those names at me? 😆

  • Comment 72, posted at 06.12.11 12:35:30 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Please let it be that he is on kyknet …

  • Comment 73, posted at 06.12.11 12:39:02 by CoffeeshopBok ;-) Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 72) : I just don’t like your midfield, but we Sharkies are used to crap midfields anyway… :mrgreen:

    And whilst I’d still start with McCaw, I think that Pocock is a good replacement…

    I don’t like Jannie at 17 or anywhere in the team but right now I can’t think of a replacement so ja…

    Your team is an alright one, who would you choose as the coaches though? (head coach, forwards coach and backline coach)…? 💡

  • Comment 74, posted at 06.12.11 12:39:49 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 74) :

    To be honest, I considered Ben Franks as the reserve prop, but it’s a tough one. I ended up going with Jannie because Ben doesn’t see nearly as much game time and rarely starts.

    The Aussie props are also useless, so it has to be Jannie.

    Coaches, wow that’s tough. Are there any conditions?

    I’m not sure who I would go for. I can’t say who the best forwards and backs coach is, because I don’t have a clue.

    I have always liked Gert Smal though, and would be happy if he were somehow involved with the Springboks again.

    And I think Nick Mallett has had too much success with too many teams to be ignored. IMO the best coach in the world right now. Won’t go down well on SharksWorld though as people hold grudges – dropping of Teichmann and so forth.

  • Comment 75, posted at 06.12.11 12:47:55 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 61) : Murphy’s law and all that jazz… 😀

  • Comment 76, posted at 06.12.11 13:08:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 34) : Any commentator who can’t properly pronounce “Sharks” has no business being on tv :mrgreen:

  • Comment 77, posted at 06.12.11 13:09:53 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Well, technically Big Vic’s wearing three hats. Coach, commentator… and esteemed author. 😆
    Yes, it’s the compulsory post-retirement autobiography…anyone read it yet?

  • Comment 78, posted at 06.12.11 13:16:03 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 77) : ‘like’ 😈

  • Comment 79, posted at 06.12.11 13:27:44 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 78) : I was planning on buying it but opted to save up for a new sight for my bow instead 😀

  • Comment 80, posted at 06.12.11 13:48:30 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Oh Lord, please send some rugby news soon!

    @CapeShark (Comment 78) :
    Had to laugh at his anecdote about Jake getting upset that he thought Meyer a better coach. 😆

  • Comment 81, posted at 06.12.11 13:53:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 81) :

    Let’s start some rumours and get people chatting again!

    Between you and CS you should come up with some gems!

  • Comment 82, posted at 06.12.11 14:02:05 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 62) : Why its my opinion ,team isnt to different to yours any way .I just sit and laugh at people who are never wrong 🙄 ,here is a piece of your own medicine…why do you have burger at 8 when he is a flanker and has been his entire senior rugby career? ya. Who is Woodcock??(I know who he is moron 😯 but really a has been) and I think the midfield I chose would rock the socks of any you could put together ,bar Steyn/Fourie ,in the world. You wont find a better blid side flank (traditional blindside flank that is)compared to Alberts .

    @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 63) : Haha explain please ,as this is a matter of opinion team?

  • Comment 83, posted at 06.12.11 14:02:16 by Talent Reply
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  • There’s some big rumours that P.Divvy will be reappointed till after the Super Rugby tournament.

    It makes sense. I mean, what’s the rush? Get a coach that might not necessarily be the best option as he the better options are involved in Super Rugby or wait a while and have the best options available in terms of the choices for potential Springbok coach?

    I might get written off for this. Initially I loathed the fact that P.Divvy was coach of the Boks. His ccomments and ‘media outbursts’ did not help my perceptions of him. This year however I have a soft spot for the guy. He seems to have grown a coach. His team selections for the RWC would get a score of 80% up. His media relations improved 10 fold. I would not want him for 4 more years, but I can deal with until the Allisters, Mitchells, Meyers are available and not stuck with SR commitments. Dick Muir needs to go though and become a DOR at the Sharks. Only problem is I can’t think of any other backline coach available. Some said that Percy was used part time as a backline coach. Maybe try him short term?

  • Comment 84, posted at 06.12.11 14:05:55 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Mocho (Comment 84) : me , I also like PDV , and I would rather have him than Meyer (if meyer does become SB coach Lambie can pack his bags 😆 )

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 77) : My favourite was ” and den thingy paas the ball to thingy”

  • Comment 86, posted at 06.12.11 14:16:04 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 83) :

    It’s not that I’m never wrong. I never claimed anything like that, and have changed my mind on a lot of things after some debate…

    But I mean seriously:

    – Tony Woodcock a has been? He started off slow during the Tri Nations after being injured almost the entire SR campaign, but with the departure of Gurthro, he is easily the best loosehead in the Southern Hemisphere. The Beast doesn’t come near him, really.

    – Jannie du Plessis over Owen Franks? I’d be tempted to put Franks down as the best prop in world rugby right now. Again, Jannie doesn’t match him.

    – Flip van der Merwe over James Horwill, who’s been fantastic for both the Reds & Australia? Ag no man.

    – Willem Alberts ahead of Jerome Kaino, who was unlucky to miss out on IRB Player of the Year? Again, what were you thinking?

    – Israel Dagg has played a lot on the wing. A natural finisher. You would really think it a sensible choice to bring in JPP and not Kurtley Beale?

    – Conrad Smith better then Ma’a Nonu? I think not.

    Schalk is more then capable of playing at 8. It’s not that different to being on the side of the scrum. He already plays like an eighth-man, and has been on the side of the scrum due to a lack of quality openside flankers and the obsession with Spies.

    More then a quarter of your side is Sharks players. Jeez.

  • Comment 87, posted at 06.12.11 14:45:04 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 25) : Please please leave him on the Afrikaans channels, his English is awful.

  • Comment 88, posted at 06.12.11 15:13:20 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 26) : They must have all been high or drunk or both. Dumbest decision ever. He can barely talk and having him commentate sounds like a messed up tape playing. More importantly his rugby knowledge is very limited.

  • Comment 89, posted at 06.12.11 15:15:16 by lostfish Reply
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