Sharks trio sign with Bulls

Written by Chris Smith (ChrisS)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content, Reader Submissions, Sharks, Springboks, Super Rugby on 30 Oct 2012 at 13:00
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Following the disappointment experienced over the weekend, Sharks fans are now in for a double dose of misery as 3 of the stalwarts of the team, Craig Burden, Keegan Daniel and Louis Ludik, have suddenly decided to swap the black and white for the baby blue just up the N3!

When questioned about the move, all 3 players stated that they felt it was in their best interests in terms of making the Springbok team.

While there will be strong competition for places within the Bulls ranks thanks to this recruitment coup the Blue Bulls Rugby Union have issued a statement saying that the added depth will help to preserve the careers of the players in what has now become an almost year-long rugby schedule!

Heyneke Meyer expressed delight at the signings stating that it showed the players’ willingness to make the Springbok Squad and that he’d be keeping a keen eye on their progress at the Bulls, their ability to play structured rugby as well as their ability to kick the ball as soon as they receive it. In a joint statement the BBRU and Meyer declared that the Springbok Team for next year’s June Tests would be selected based on internal trials at Loftus with a team in baby blue playing against a team in baby blue so that all players (within the Bulls franchise) would have a fair chance of national selection.

In a desperate move to hang onto their remaining star players, and also elevate their chances of national selection, the Sharks Rugby Union have shocked the rugby fraternity by replacing their traditional black and white strip with a new baby blue strip with 4 thin black stripes (just visible through the Hubble Telescope) to keep that traditional Sharks feel.

Patrick Lambie was seen on Monday morning kicking every ball in sight and practising drop goals instead of passing further adding fuel to the fire that he may be the next Shark on his way to Loftus next year!

More transfer news as it comes in…


  • Holy Crap! You almost gave me a heart attack with that first line!

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.10.12 13:06:54 by KingRiaan Reply
  • Is this a joke or serious?

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.10.12 13:07:28 by Mutley Reply
  • @Mutley (Comment 2) : It’s a joke 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.10.12 13:09:33 by StevieS Reply
  • A very, very cruel joke. Especially after a weekend like where we lost. 😥

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.10.12 13:12:05 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @KingRiaan (Comment 4) : I think the focus here is more about Bok rugby than Sharks rugby.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.10.12 13:12:52 by StevieS Reply
  • @KingRiaan (Comment 4) : More lamenting the make up of the Bok squad, sorry!

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.10.12 13:15:05 by ChrisS Reply
  • I knew it was fake when I saw “Heyneke Meyer expressed delight at the signings”.

    Keegan and Burden are both far too English for HM’s Springboks. 😈

    Die broederbond en osewa brandwag sal dit nie duld nie. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.10.12 13:15:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : 😆

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.10.12 13:19:06 by ChrisS Reply
  • @ChrisS (Comment 6) : Haha no worries. Just got a huge shock when I read the first line. But cracked a huge smile when I read the rest of the article

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.10.12 13:19:14 by KingRiaan Reply

  • This is caratacus’ wife. I have found him on the floor of his office having a heart attack – presumably from reading your article. I dont know who you are, but I will find you and I will kill you. 😆 😆

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.10.12 13:21:49 by Caratacus Reply

  • @KingRiaan (Comment 9) : Glad you enjoyed. I’m trying to subtly hint at a Bulls bias when it comes to national selection 😉

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.10.12 13:22:27 by ChrisS Reply
  • Q: What’s the difference between Heyneke Meyer and a lion’s colon?

    A: Hard to say really; both are biological entities that function without intervention of the brain, and are super efficient at turning Springbokke into crap

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.10.12 13:23:05 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Caratacus (Comment 10) : I’m “Taken” aback by your comment :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.10.12 13:23:34 by ChrisS Reply
  • Maybe Ludick just needs to get grow dreadlocks to be able to make the Bok team

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.10.12 13:41:49 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @KingRiaan (Comment 14) : He must just kick everything and NOT run the ball back!

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.10.12 13:46:18 by ChrisS Reply
  • Yip how rugby, South African, has regressed. We’re back to the old days, Last Outpost scenario. I can take the loss to WP, as in all honesty they deserved to win, but I sure as hell cant accept the HM crap any longer.

    In the good old days I was a Banana Boy first and foremost, and I sympathised with Tommy Bedford and believe it or not Cheeky Watson. Unfortunately Chekky has shown his true colours.

    Back then my unwavering support was for Natal and any touring team that dared to come to our shores, as I was totally against the broederbond interference in rugby.

    Now I see this pathetic rugby that HM wants to foist on us suffering supporters, called moer and soek or stampkrag rugby. Thanks but no thanks, its back to supporting my team, The Sharks, and for any team playing against the brain dead Springboks.

    Thanks Meyer, you are single handedly creating divisions within the rugby watching fraternity, you should be so very proud of yourself.

    Its no coincidence that South African success pre isolation had ENGLISH speaking coaches, Kitch and Jake with Mac and Nick thrown in for good measure.

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.10.12 13:49:15 by Bayshark Reply

  • @ChrisS (Comment 15) : 🙄 LOL… you say you are trying to indicate it in a subtle manner that there is a blue bias…

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.10.12 13:53:14 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @SharksRTB (Comment 17) : That’s what I said… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.10.12 13:58:13 by ChrisS Reply
  • @Culling Song (Comment 12) : 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.10.12 14:01:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @SharksRTB (Comment 17) : Don’t think anyone has to say it subtly. It’s so apparent it’s a joke. The two best teams in South Africa are the Sharks and Stormers/WP and both teams have less than the powder blues.

    HM only has a year contract apparently so if his beloved bloues stuff it up in the EOYT we might actually be able to get a Bok coach with some brains next year.

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.10.12 14:29:19 by Butchie34 Reply
  • I detect a lot of tart vitis in this thread. Cheer up already!

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.10.12 14:36:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Good angle for the topic!

    I really don’t care how many Bulls Heyneke picked, I just really want him to give Jantjies/Lambie/Taute a shot at 10/10/15.

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.10.12 14:46:13 by Letgo Reply
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  • This post is a joke, just in case anyone hasn’t been able to work that out yet.

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.10.12 16:07:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : I prefer to think of it as satire 😆

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.10.12 16:15:48 by ChrisS Reply
  • Based on the comments on twitter, some muppets actually believed it.

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.10.12 18:12:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : hahahaha;-)

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.10.12 18:25:44 by Argex Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : didn’t realise bulls supporters read this blog….you might have to set an entry exam before people are able to read SW 😆

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.10.12 18:57:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Just ask them to type the names of our captain and full-back. That seems difficult enough for non-Sharks fans 😉

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.10.12 21:55:02 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : Seriously?? What were the comments on Twitter? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 31.10.12 07:46:25 by ChrisS Reply
  • @TRF_Ezequiel (Comment 28) : 😆 Easy peasy lemon squeezy 😆

  • Comment 30, posted at 31.10.12 07:59:15 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • OMF I almost had a heart attack!!!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.11.12 08:02:11 by Shred Reply


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