Happy Birthday, Marcell!!

Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Meet the bloggers, Original Content, Sharks, Springboks, Super Rugby on 8 May 2012 at 07:00
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Finally 21, and legally able to do everything I’ve been doing since I was 15! :mrgreen:

Born in the North-West town of Potchefstroom, today, twenty one years ago, I am sure his parents,  Dries and Delia, had big dreams for their bundle of joy! All 4,860 kg of him!  Although I have learned that it was only around Grade 11, that the once short and stocky bloke all of a sudden shot up and became the gentle giant he is now.

In the case of this fantastic family, I think success has come well deserved. Through hard work and perseverance, because I am sure, dissapointment there was plenty of.

Not only has Marcell turned out to be a sensational player, someone a team can rely on to give 100% all the time, but he is also a guy with values and his head straight on his shoulders! And I have experienced that for myself. Humble. Down to earth. And A SHARK!

Dries and Delia, congratulations on your son turning 21! We at Sharksworld wish to congratulate you on a job bloody well done! You can be truly proud. As we are!


Today is special because you’re 21
Today brings a chance
to look towards the future
new dreams, new successes.
To a bright new tomorrow
waiting for YOU!

We wish you great heights in your career as well as in your personal life. May the injury fairy stay far away and may the Bok fairy be very close by! Always stay true to yourself.

And if I may give you a little advice: The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. :lol:


From all of us at Sharksworld


  • Happy happy and another happy to my Mom too!

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.05.12 07:14:52 by Ice Reply
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  • Happy Happy !!!

    Wow if i need somebody to write my biography i know where to go !!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.05.12 07:26:39 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 2) : Apart from birthday wishes,I also do wedding speeches etc… 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.05.12 07:37:10 by Ice Reply
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  • Geluk Marcell! Mag die Here jou ryklik seen! Go Porties!

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.05.12 08:09:47 by catfish Reply
  • Geluk Marcell!

    Mag jy ‘n wonderlike dag he en die jaar vorentoe ‘n suksesvolle een wees!

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.05.12 08:18:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Happy birthday Marcell! Have a great one and don’t have too much to drink tonight please.

    Just kidding. Hope you get so drunk you fall flat on your face! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.05.12 08:44:15 by Ben Reply
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  • 4.8 kgs!!! 😯 Oh my word!

    Happy Happy!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.05.12 08:55:16 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 6) : with a big game coming up on Saturday?

    I’d prefer if he didn’t drink at all.

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.05.12 08:56:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : You only turn 21 once.

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.05.12 08:57:20 by Ben Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 7) : shudder.:)

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.05.12 08:57:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Happy birthday Marcell, wishing you all the best.

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.05.12 09:29:42 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Happy birthday Marcell!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.05.12 09:53:40 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Happy brithday to one of the best brothers!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.05.12 09:55:16 by Acoetzee Reply

  • @Acoetzee (Comment 13) : and I am sure he is greatful for all your support!

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.05.12 10:11:16 by Ice Reply
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  • Happy birthday Marcel! May your future continue to blossom. I’m sure it will, given your drive and focus.

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.05.12 10:55:27 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Acoetzee (Comment 13) : lekker! and welcome 🙂

    You must be very proud of your boet

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.05.12 11:10:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 3) :

    haha . you can put that one on (excuse the pun) ice for a few more years :p not happening soon . But will keep it in mind …

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.05.12 11:21:46 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Happy birthday Marcell. Hope your belated birthday present is a green and gold jersey later on in this year!

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.05.12 11:21:54 by vanmartin Reply
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