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Possible return for Deysel, Hoffmann


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby, Vodacom Cup on 12 Mar 2012 at 15:30
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There’s good news coming out of Durban this afternoon, with Sharks team doctor Ewoudt van der Linde confirming that both Jean Deysel and Conrad Hoffmann could be in line for game time with the Sharks XV as early as this weekend.

Deysel has played no rugby since the Currie Cup final last year, where he again aggravated a troublesome knee ligament problem that has required off-season surgery to repair. Hoffmann, who spent a fair portion of last season on the sidelines too, suffered a gym injury earlier in the year and required surgery to reattach a torn pectoral muscle.

The Sharks coaches would be keen to have both players fit and in contention for selection ahead of the naming of the tour party that departs this weekend; both will need to pass fitness tests to even make the Vodacom Cup side, though, so perhaps thoughts of touring are a little premature at this stage.

In other news, both Ross Skeate and Keegan Daniel are somewhat doubtful after the Lions game, with the former’s hip or groin injury perhaps not as serious as suggested this morning. He will face a late fitness test, while the captain’s troublesome ankle requires further investigation – he will ahve a scan on it later this afternoon.


24 Comments

  • Whoo hoo.good news indeed.

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.03.12 15:37:21 by juba_fan Reply
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  • Hoffmann, Michalak & Mcleod. That will make for an interesting selection poser when it happens.

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.03.12 15:48:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Wow really worried about loosing keegan, that will be a big blow. Who would replace him? Botes to 6 and coetzee to 8? Sharks have plenty injuries this season

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.03.12 15:50:37 by sharkbok Reply
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : It wouldnt be a tough pick for me. Michalak has looked very unconditioned this year. SO for me McCloed needs to start with Hoffman off the bench. Both players are quick to the breakdown and have a strong pass. Michalak needs to be picked as a flyhalf or not at all.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.03.12 15:54:52 by SheldonK Reply
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  • @sharkbok (Comment 3) : It does not worry me. Botes is a better 6 than Keegan IMO and Marcell is not a 6 at all, the shift to 8 would be a good one for him and Botes brings stability and experience. But most probably Keegan will be fine.

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.03.12 16:04:48 by Letgo Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : Yip…I agree!

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.03.12 16:05:08 by Letgo Reply
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  • @sharkbok (Comment 3) :” Wow really worried about loosing keegan, that will be a big blow” …Don’t be. It’s like starting with a 9 point handicap. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.03.12 16:21:55 by CapeShark Reply
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  • It’s going to be interesting to see who Plum selects when all the loosies are avaiable.

    Botes
    Keegan
    Kanko
    Coetzee
    Alberts
    Deysel

    If he boxes clever they could all still be fresh towards the end on the S15.

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.03.12 16:24:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • And they had the audacity to call the Lions “depleted”.

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.03.12 16:32:03 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : Um… Hoffman quick to the breakdown and with a strong pass…? Did you see the Currie Cup final? Animals have evolved opposable thumbs faster than Hoffman cleared some of those rucks..

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.03.12 16:44:24 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : 100% agreed.

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.03.12 16:45:29 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 10) : Still don’t rate Hoffman. He has been pretty average every time I’ve seen him play.

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.03.12 16:52:24 by Ben Reply
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  • I miss Craig Davidson!!! Best all-round scrummy we had and should have played more for the Boks!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.03.12 16:59:40 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 10) : That being said I doubt it takes much to top Freddie “I think the rugby ball is a frisbee” Michalak’s passes. 😈

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.03.12 17:03:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 13) : what a legend

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.03.12 17:03:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 10) : 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.03.12 17:09:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 5) : Agree 100%. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.03.12 17:09:18 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : For sure! Haven’t seen an SA scrummy to match him for an all-round game for years!! Closest was Fourie du Preez!

    Where is he these days?

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.03.12 17:36:16 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 18) : I think he owns a coffee shop in Durban… Europa?

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.03.12 17:39:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : In La Lucia Mall.

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.03.12 17:46:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Will have to pop in when I’m back down there.

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.03.12 17:46:18 by ChrisS Reply
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  • So the Bulls are missing Johan Sadie
    Cheetahs
    Juan Smith
    Stormers
    Schalk Burger
    Deon Fourie
    Sharks
    Beast
    Alistar Hargreaves
    Jean Deysel
    Ryan Kankofski
    Hoffman
    Lions
    JC Jansen van Rensburg
    Pat Cilliers
    CJ vd Linde
    Bandise Maku
    Wickus van Heerden
    Micheal Rhodes
    Elton Jantjies
    Waylon Murrey
    Lionel Mapoe

    Am I missing some one, its just thinking quickly

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.03.12 23:33:50 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 22) : Bulls – Dewald Potgieter

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.03.12 00:10:49 by vanmartin Reply
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  • And Alwyn Hollenbach can be added for the Lions

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.03.12 08:20:33 by Mutley Reply
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