Dear price for Sharks win?

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 8 Feb 2013 at 21:37
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The Sharks look to have picked up at least two serious injuries from tonight’s 71-8 rout of the Leopards in Pietermaritzburg.

According to the Sharks website, captain Keegan Daniel appears to have suffered an MCL injury, while centre Tim Whitehead may have broken his arm.

If either of these injury fears is confirmed, then the Sharks will have paid a dear price indeed in a nothing game.

We’ll keep you updated as more details emerge.


  • Ag NOOO! ๐Ÿ™

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.02.13 21:43:27 by Ice Reply
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  • So was plum justified in playing fransie as captain seeing as both whitehead might not be available for 12 and keegan might be captain. Irony at its worst..let’s hope these boys injuries aren’t as bad as they sound..

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.02.13 21:46:39 by shaniboi Reply

  • Shit man! And Keegs just got into this so nicely!

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.02.13 21:52:53 by Ice Reply
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  • Tha’s really bad news. Hope both players will be fine and that it’s not as bad as was first feared.

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.02.13 21:54:48 by JD Reply
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  • Luckily, the injuries are in positions we have well covered.

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.02.13 21:57:48 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 3) : Yes Sharks will mis Keegs but they do have enough loosies to cover for him. I think Tim will be missed more as only Steyn and Jordaan to replace him. Sharks needed three good centres for super rugby.

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.02.13 22:15:58 by JD Reply
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  • @JD – I meant the Captaincy!

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.02.13 22:21:02 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 7) : yes he was really growing as a captain, but let’s hope for the best and that he will only miss a week or two. With Bissy also out maybe Steyn or Pat will become captain for the time that Keegs will be gone. Just shows that no rugby game is ever soft or easy. Rugby = contact sport = injuries at any time in any game.

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.02.13 22:28:27 by JD Reply
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  • True that JD!

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.02.13 22:31:01 by Ice Reply
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  • This is no good.

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.02.13 22:59:56 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @JD (Comment 6) : Don’t forget Bosman

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.02.13 23:06:07 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 11) : Did not forget Bosman, but I do feel that he’s a beter 10 than 12. Yes at 12 Bosman and Butch can do the job for the Sharks. Problem for Sharks is at 13 as their only 2 options was Tim and Jordaan. Don’t like moving Frans or JPP to 13 as they are world class in their first choice position and need to play there. Same goes for Pat to play 10 and not any other position ever again.

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.02.13 23:22:12 by JD Reply
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  • How serious is Keegan’s injury?

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.02.13 23:49:54 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Unlucky boys! Hopefully you heal well, we are behind you

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.02.13 00:01:56 by HORSEFLY Reply

  • @JD (Comment 12) : One injury and all of a sudden we are thin at 13….scary stuff ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.02.13 00:16:56 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • you’re all forgetting Marius Joubert….

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.02.13 00:21:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Viljoen ever play outside centre?
    Never hurts having two centres who can slot a dropgoal from their own goal line!

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.02.13 01:22:25 by Here be dragons Reply

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  • Nooooooooo!!!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.02.13 06:54:37 by Pokkel Reply
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  • “youโ€™re all forgetting Marius Joubert..” That’s by choice! LOL

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.02.13 07:11:22 by Ice Reply
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  • what about the Hoff as captain, Keegan is a game winner and Whitehead a wall on defense.
    We have back up Plum just needs to put his thinking cap on and make dicision that will be best for the team.

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.02.13 07:25:29 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.02.13 07:26:53 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • Might need to look at a 13 for back up, hope Jordaan stay injury free this season, he is deadly on attack. Steyn breaking the line off loading to Jordaan running with Mvovo and JP sounds like trouble to me ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.02.13 07:33:25 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • I hope Whitehead likes scuba diving. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.02.13 07:46:08 by KSA Shark ยฉ Reply

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  • Ouch. Every year it’s the same – injuries before the season even starts. We just joining the Kings and others in the hospital line!!!At least we have quality backup

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.02.13 07:55:55 by Caratacus Reply

  • ๐Ÿ˜ฅ Oh dear, that is bad news indeed. keegs was the closest the Sharks had to an out and out fetcher. He was sublime last year. Luckily the Cheetahs are also likely without Brรผssow.

    There is enough loosie cover for sure, but keegs brought a nice balance to the combo.

    How did Dell’s debut go?

  • Comment 25, posted at 09.02.13 07:57:21 by KingCheetah Reply

  • Noooooooooooooo!!!!!! both stars last year….. man this is unfair ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  • Comment 26, posted at 09.02.13 08:07:42 by Franshark Reply
  • Definitely not good news. Hopefully they will both heal quickly and properly. Best of luck guys!

  • Comment 27, posted at 09.02.13 08:31:21 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Just asked Keegan on Facebook and he said.
    ‘Slight knock. Assessment to follow.’
    Let’s hope it’s not too bad.

  • Comment 28, posted at 09.02.13 08:43:56 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 25) : sounds like he played really well.

  • Comment 29, posted at 09.02.13 09:36:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) : Let’s hope so. Keegan needs to be available. What about Timmy, is the arm really broken? Pray it’s not.

  • Comment 30, posted at 09.02.13 09:39:56 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Argh – I was hoping to read a match report saying how brilliant and un-injured everyone had been. I thought Bismarck would be the only player we’d be waiting on in the early part of the season (as it was with Beast last year). Alas…

    Hope they’re not out for too long. So, not to get ahead of ourselves, but everyone thinks we have decent back up at loosehead with Dell? Would he have leap-frogged Chadwick in the pecking order even without Chadwick’s injury?

  • Comment 31, posted at 09.02.13 11:12:02 by MerckZ Reply

  • Early season injuries served us well last year ๐Ÿ˜† Hopefully it isn’t that serious

  • Comment 32, posted at 09.02.13 11:29:40 by Talent Reply
  • @KingCheetah (Comment 25) : went well, carried well, scrummed well on both sides, made some huge tackles, got a turnover or 2 and scored a try

  • Comment 33, posted at 09.02.13 12:58:58 by Ludz Reply

  • Any new news on the injuries?

  • Comment 34, posted at 09.02.13 14:06:07 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : @Ice (Comment 19) : I’d rather have Burden play 13 or even Tim with a broken arm than have that guy back in the Sharks jersey.

  • Comment 35, posted at 09.02.13 15:39:02 by JD Reply
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  • Sounds like it might be 6 weeks for Tim. Keegan we don’t know… Needs to go for a scan

  • Comment 36, posted at 09.02.13 15:51:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : eina going to miss Tim. Who do you think will cover 13 with Jordaan? Hoping Keegan will only miss a week or two.

  • Comment 37, posted at 09.02.13 15:55:45 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 37) : Jouba and JP, would be my guess

  • Comment 38, posted at 09.02.13 16:19:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • Will the pumas game be on tv next week ?

  • Comment 39, posted at 09.02.13 18:47:22 by johnny Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : 6 weeks isn’t bad.

  • Comment 40, posted at 09.02.13 21:06:19 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 40) : it’s a shitload worse than no weeks…. Ok, so on reflection it’s not as bad as it could be, but I’m worried that we really don’t have much backup in the position at all.

  • Comment 41, posted at 09.02.13 21:33:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : Silver Lining: Can you think of a centre pairing potentially more dynamic than Steyn-Jordaan? There’s a lot of brain-farts collectively waiting to happen in that duo, but when they synch, it could be magic…

  • Comment 42, posted at 10.02.13 09:09:28 by MerckZ Reply

  • @MerckZ (Comment 42) : I hear you, MerckZ – and it’s a wonderful thing for us. I’m just really concerned that we are now one injury away from a crisis at outside centre.

  • Comment 43, posted at 10.02.13 12:38:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : 2 injuries away. Don’t forget our Spingbok Marius Joubert. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 44, posted at 10.02.13 16:54:46 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : @Pokkel (Comment 44): One injury could bring Marius Joubert into reckoning. That would be a crisis of Chernobyl-like proportions

  • Comment 45, posted at 10.02.13 18:30:10 by Culling Song Reply
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  • What about piet lindsomething

  • Comment 46, posted at 10.02.13 19:49:27 by juba_fan Reply

  • @juba_fan (Comment 46) : Bulls man now

  • Comment 47, posted at 10.02.13 20:16:46 by Ludz Reply

  • I am trying to understand why it was a “nothing game”. Was it because of the injuries. Would a practice be termed a nothing practice if there were a few injuries. Teams have to play warm up games, players have to get the rust out of their system. You can’t just launch into a Super 15 season. No warm up game or practice can be termed “nothing”. The other option would be worse injuries and a play off against the Lions to stay in the Super 15 after a poor “unprepared” season.

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.02.13 12:12:21 by markp Reply


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