Sharks appoint new team doctor

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 11 Jan 2013 at 10:15
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According to Christo Buchner from Beeld, the Sharks have appointed a replacement for departing team doctor Ewoudt van der Linde.

Van der Linde joined the Sharks from the Bulls junior ranks some years back, after the secondment of long-time physician Craig Roberts to the Springboks side, but opted to step down at the end of December in order to follow a career in radiology. His replacement is understood to be Dr Alan Kourie, a graduate of WITS Medical School who has up until now been employed as a sports physician at Constantia Sports Medicine in Cape Town.

Kourie is currently 33 years old and attended St Benedict’s College in Johannesburg. His uncle, also Alan, is a former national cricketer.

You can follow Dr Alan on Twitter, where his handle is @alankourie. Welcome to the Sharks, Doc!


  • Lamb caught Kourie bowled Rice.
    Currie Cup cricket at its absolute best.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.01.13 10:47:58 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • If Im not mistaken, his uncle Alan the cricketers nick name was “the fly catcher” for his ability to catch anything that came to him in the slips.

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.01.13 10:49:40 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 2) : one of the very best in the slips and with Jet Jennings as the keeper you just walk walked if you edged it as they took every catch that came their way. Ja jong the good old days. Transvaal in those days could have played international cricket and they would not have looked out of place.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.01.13 22:08:38 by JD Reply
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