Kanky to skip Currie Cup

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 21 Jun 2012 at 07:00
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According to overnight media reports, Sharks number 8 Ryan Kankowski will not play in this year’s Currie Cup, having negotiated a 6-month stint in Japan, similar to the deal that Peter Grant has with the Kobe Steelers.

A speculative report on Sport24 suggests that both Kankowski and Bulls centre Wynand Olivier will head to Japan on completion of the 2012 Super Rugby season, although in the case of the Sharks man, the deal is apparently only short-term in nature. Olivier, it would appear, is off for the long haul. No details are available regarding which Japanese clubs the players have signed for,

With Tera Mthembu starting at 8 for the Sharks against Barney’s Army on Friday night, the young loose forward now has the perfect springboard from which to launch a bid for the number 8 jersey in this year’s Currie Cup. Sources within the Sharks camp assure us that there is no truth to Sports24’s spurious claim of a rift between Kankowski and Sharks coach John Plumtree.

More on this as we get it.


  • Okay hopefully Olivier’s Bok tenure is over now!

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.06.12 07:25:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben: and the same for Kanko

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.06.12 07:31:36 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 2) : Did you read the article? Kanko is only going for 6 months. 🙄

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.06.12 07:33:24 by Ben Reply
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  • Can’t think this is correct. Olivier is the no1 pick Bulls center, and seems like he’ll get loads of opportunity for the bokke, it does not make sense for him to go?

    And Kanko having a “soured relationship” with Plum? Since when?

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.06.12 07:59:30 by PTAShark Reply
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  • If Peter Grant is anything to go by, Kanko will stand to gain much more from his time in Japan than from playing CC.

    Very good idea!

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.06.12 08:04:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @PTAShark (Comment 4) : read the article. That part is made-up bullshit on Sport24’s part.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.06.12 08:04:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • The good and bad of it. Kanko will not be seen in action but neither will strooimeisie!!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.06.12 08:18:59 by Viking Reply
  • Wonder if Jan Serfontein will play in the Currie Cup for the Bulls with Olivier leaving. I believe he is good enough.

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.06.12 08:21:51 by Ben Reply
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  • Whats with the Kanko hate? Good luck to them both, hope that they are both successful and happy – it will be great to see Kanko back on home soil though .

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.06.12 08:22:06 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 8) :

    Johann Sadie, Francois Venter, JJ Engelbrecht!! 😉

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.06.12 08:34:29 by wpw Reply
  • That means Sadie and JJ to start then for the boys.

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.06.12 08:38:09 by KingRiaan Reply

  • I mean Bulls 😳

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.06.12 08:39:11 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @Ben (Comment 1) : One can always hope. Meisiekind is like a bad smell that keeps coming back.

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.06.12 09:14:03 by lostfish Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : Sadie and JJ at 13. Venter and Serfontein at 12.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.06.12 09:16:10 by Ben Reply
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