Richard Ferguson

Farewell Oom Stef

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks on 21 May 2012 at 13:24
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Former Sharks winger/fullback/centre Stefan Terblanche has called time on his career, and fittingly so, in front of a near full Twickenham in the Heineken Cup final this past weekend.

Terblanche, who turns 37 in July, was on the losing side, playing for Ulster as they were beaten by Leinster, 42 – 14, completing a marathon 15 year career with stints at Boland, the Sharks, the Ospreys, back at the Sharks and now Ulster.

Terblanche, who represented the Springboks 37 times, scoring 19 tries in the process, returns to South Africa to take a full time directors role in the SA Rugby Legends institution.

I would like to thank Stefan for some fantastic memories, both for the Sharks and for the Boks, and wish him all the best in his new, non-playing career.


  • A true legend of the game!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.05.12 13:30:14 by ChrisS Reply
  • Sad Sad thing that a person has to get older.

    Stefan at 37 is in better shape than some of our young “professionals”. Would love for someone of THIS caliber to be involved with the Sharks.

    I have some GREAT memories of Stefan’s playing days for us.

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.05.12 13:30:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Voorspoed oom Stef and thanks for all the bacon! 😀

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.05.12 13:35:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Cheers and dankie Oom Stef!

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.05.12 13:35:43 by MerckZ Reply

  • trusting he has intentions of getting involved with coaching at some stage…

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.05.12 13:40:30 by zoast Reply

  • Thanks for all the great memories Stef. You are an inspiration to so many people. All the best for the future.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.05.12 13:48:25 by StevieS Reply
  • Good luck to one of the ultimate rugby players and gentlemen EVER! You surely gave me a lot of pleasure watching you play over the years!

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.05.12 14:02:31 by Ice Reply
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  • All the best Oupa!

    Very professional and pleasant player and person.

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.05.12 14:07:01 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Cheers Stefan go well, Im glad you arent lost to rugby and its quiete fitting that you are throwing in your lot with the SA Rugby Legends.

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.05.12 14:41:18 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : oupa should’ve retired LONG ago, he was an albatross in the sharks midfield, even at fullback he was dull.

    his speech after the 2008 Currie Cup was just embarrassing 😕

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.05.12 14:48:36 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 10) :

    2010 CC final and I loved the way he snubbed Maria Ramos at the prize giving.

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.05.12 14:52:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 11) : all of that, shows no class imo.

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.05.12 14:56:10 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 12) :

    In your opinion Mega. It was probably not world class but well deserved IMO.

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.05.12 14:59:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 13) :

    Or it could just be that I can’t stand that bank. 😈

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.05.12 15:00:50 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Stef if you reading this just mind @Megatron…..
    He is NOT a Sharks supporter..
    You’re a legend Stef.. Thanks for many years entertainment and service..hope to see you stay involved with Rugby for many years to come…

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.05.12 15:05:37 by Franshark Reply
  • @Pokkel (Comment 14) : Or it could be that he doesn’t like politics mixing in with sport, which is fair enough. How many times do you see these CEO’s and politicians jump onto the prize-giving stage and try to get their 15 seconds in the spotlight?

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.05.12 15:09:35 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 12) : You, are the last one that can say anything about “class”. Why would one want to stoop so low as to always belittling someone. Stef is everything you will never be. A gentleman.

    Have your say on rugby, but your ways are getting a bit tiresome. You are the most selfish guy on this blog. Why don’t you show some respect sometime and give a person “his moment”? Perhaps because you will never have one?

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.05.12 15:11:57 by Ice Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 10) : He was still good in 2008. He rounded Habana in the CC final. But I have to agree that in the last three years, he was a little too overtrusted by Plumtree and co, when in actual fact he should have been a handy bench replacement in order to blood new centres. Anyway, we have Whitehead and Jordaan now, so I’m not complaining anymore.

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.05.12 15:14:01 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 17) : 😆 🙄

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.05.12 15:15:21 by Megatron Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 17) : You must be one lonely lonely soul…and you don’t have any dignity if you don’t know when shut your trap at appropriate moments.

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.05.12 15:15:33 by Ice Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 10) : Surely there’s SOMETHING nice you can say about his FIFTEEN year career. Anything? 15 years? 😕

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.05.12 15:19:52 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 18) : thanks for an objective view of my comment and not the PMS-riddled one before yours 😛

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.05.12 15:22:51 by Megatron Reply

  • play nicely please.

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.05.12 15:24:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 1) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : Agreed! Stef you’re an absolute legend! Wish you could come back to the Sharks in some sort of coaching role.

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.05.12 15:39:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 22) : Do you ever have anything nice to say about anyone except the Queens? I hear you’re Transformation? Not much of a surprise. I’ve seen your writing on Keo and the hatred and anger in your writing is actually not cool.

    @Ice (Comment 20) : Well said.

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.05.12 15:47:35 by StevieS Reply
  • True Legend of the game.

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.05.12 15:55:11 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @StevieS (Comment 25) : “hatred & anger”? please 😆

    if i’ve offended your delicate sensibilities too…deal with it


  • Comment 27, posted at 21.05.12 15:55:40 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 27) : HTFU? Care to explain?

    Dude, you have a go at anyone and everyone! You never have anything nice to say about anyone other than the Kings. No delicate sensibilities on my part, just decent social etiquette. Maybe you should try it sometime. Commenting on ‘pms riddled rants’? That’s hitting below the belt!

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.05.12 15:59:28 by StevieS Reply
  • @StevieS (Comment 28) : Harden the F Up…

    Perhaps GTFU is a good one for Mega.

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.05.12 16:04:11 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 29) : Haha perhaps we should just ignore him and he’ll go away or start talking about rugby. I think GTFU is perfect in his case 😉

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.05.12 16:07:08 by StevieS Reply
  • Cheers Stef. Thanks for the memories and best of luck in the future!

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.05.12 16:08:48 by Ben Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 28) : this is an “OPINION-BASED” forum, if you don’t agree with mine, move along.

    “social etiquette”? being a toadying fan-boy is not etiquette.

    i’m assuming you read comment #17, the person is attempting to have a go at me, not refuting my comment.

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.05.12 16:14:02 by Megatron Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 29) : +1

  • Comment 33, posted at 21.05.12 16:17:33 by Uli Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 32) : Toadying fan boy? Hahaha well done, now we stoop to name calling. I take it you’re still a youngster then? This is a grown-ups forum young man 😆

    P.s. Ice didn’t attempt to have a go at you, she plain burnt your ass!

    @Uli (Comment 33) : +2

  • Comment 34, posted at 21.05.12 16:26:31 by StevieS Reply
  • @Megatron (Comment 32) : with u unfortunately it’s linked. I think your personality comes out in your comments. How do u suppose I split the two?

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.05.12 16:29:55 by Ice Reply
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  • guys seriously. If you do not stop the personal comments I will start removing them.

    final warning.

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.05.12 16:38:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • thanks Rob,know nobody wants to talk, Stef all the best and thanks for the memories

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.05.12 19:03:04 by clarkville Reply

  • Thanks Stef for a golden memory and the way you conducted yourself on and off the field . You are an inspiration to young rugby players from many countries. May all you do turn toz gold for you and your loved ones.

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.05.12 19:14:27 by Caratacus Reply

  • Loved every try!!! Thanx

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.05.12 20:53:32 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • One of my favourite players of all time. I wish you all the best Stef. Brilliant rugby player, leader and person.

    And as for Megatron, I guess all we can do is feel sorry for the poor oke.

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.05.12 22:09:49 by Shred Reply

  • Cheers Stef, you’re a legend of the game, and I hope to see you back at the Sharks, sharing your knowledge, experience and work ethic with the next generation of players.

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.05.12 07:44:01 by Culling Song Reply
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  • Stefan was one of the best rugby players. He was not always perfect and had his bad days, but his commitment on the field, his attitude and discipline was always good. Somebody to look up to and tell your children “This is the way to behave” I never saw his shoulders slump in a match and he always put his body on the line. Hope we will hear and see a lot of him in connection with rugby in the future. Well done Stefan

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.05.12 09:01:14 by Stef Reply


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