Meet Sharksworld’s new spoon

Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Currie Cup, EP Kings, Meet the bloggers, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby, The Rugby Championship, WP on 24 Apr 2013 at 15:45
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He has been rubbing up people, he has been barking up the wrong tree – for some.  He has dished out and received. But he is still around – surprisingly to some folks!  😆

I have posted some questions to our latest spoon on Sharksworld – so here we go – meet the guy behind SAFFEX!

Name, nickname and where do you live? David Searle, live in a village (Washbrook) outside Ipswich in England

What do you do for a living? Solicitor

Who do you support and why? Coming from Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape, I dont have an affiliation to any particular SA side, I support them all. Some would say I should be a Kings supporter, but no there is no history with the Kings.

How/why did you become a “? TEAM” supporter? I love all SA rugby

What was your most memorable rugby moment (personally experienced or a team / player)? Being selected to play Craven Week for EP Schools. The Boks coming from 20 odd points behind with 15 minutes to go to beat the All Blacks.

What is your Dream team (old and current players)? It has to be a SA side of 15. Frans Steyn 14. Ray Mordt 13. Danie Gerber 12. Jean de Villiers 11. Habana 10. Hennie le Roux 9. Joost 1. Os du Rant 2. Bismark 3. CJ v/d Linde 4. Bakkies Botha 5. Eben Etzebeth 6. Ruben Kruger 7. Juan Smith 8. Bob Skinstad 16. Hougaard 17. Stransky 18. JP 19. Beast 20. John Smit 21. Matfield 22. Schalk Burger

Which co-bloggers opinion do you value the Most? Why? Have not been around that long to make that kind of call. I like Letgo’s soothing touch!

What is the biggest sacrifice you’ve made to watch a rugby match? Making love to a beautiful woman!

Who is your least liked player? Morne Steyn

Who are your favourite 3 players of all time and why? Bob Skinstad, had the skills of a back, a game changer. Joost v/d Westhuizen, best 9 to ever play the game, created tries from nothing. Eben Etzebeth, the game is about contact, there is no greater bruizer than this kid, ask hardman Bismark

If you could have a blogger deleted, who would it be and why? No blogger should be deleted, freedom of speech and all that.

If you could select a coach (past or present) to be with Your team – who would it be? Kitch Christie

How did you end up on SW, wasting valuable company time? Used to pop in to read the odd article, decided to join the blogging as I do it on other rugby sites. Its my salvation, I’m a SA rugby man living in England. I can’t talk SA rugby with my Pom mates!

Who is your favourite referee – current or old? Dont have one, they are all wrong most of the time!

Why Rugby ? Its in my bloody, if its not a woman, its rugby dominating my thoughts. I played, my kids play, I coach, I hate missing a game, I am always selecting sides, I know the weights, ages of every SA S15 player (sad) – you could say rugby is a passion of mine. I should have had a career in rugby.

How do you react when your team loses? If the Boks lose, I stay grumpy for a good 24 hours.

What is your most memorable rugby moment ever? Winning our two world cups, in particular the first one as I played with Hennie le Roux.

What is your favourite rugby ground? Twickenham, only because I have never been to any of the SA grounds.

What is your earliest memory of a live game – provincial or test match? Watching the British Lions against EP in PE in the 80’s as a kid.

If you could play – what position would suite you best and why? I played centre, I started the crashball craze!!

Do you have any pre-match routines (home or going to the game)? Noooooo

Who is your all-time favourite or best Captain? (locally or internationally) and why? John Smit, great player and respected leader

If your nic is not your real name – how did it originate? Saffex, I used to live in Essex, I am a Saffa who lived in Essex, hence Saffex

What is your take on woman rugby supporters? How do you feel about the female bloggers on SW? No different to male supporters, but much nicer to look at. There should be more female bloggers on SW

Describe “Sharkertainment” Shark entertainment – which means nothing to me as I play no part in it, living in England

Are you related to any well-known player? No

There you have it folks! Thanks for taking the time, Saffex!


  • Nice to meet you Saffex. Now try not to give lawyers a worse reputation. Explains a lot though. They are generally scum in my experience. 😉

    Just dont try “rubbing up” against me.

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.04.13 15:56:02 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Welcome to the site Saffex. 😉

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.04.13 15:56:41 by wpw Reply
  • Haha Fish…you’re the biggest shark of all! :))

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.04.13 16:00:39 by Ice Reply
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  • Welcome, now time to troll you 😛 only joking welcome mate 😀

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.04.13 16:00:47 by Uli Reply
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  • I played centre, I started the crashball craze!! – oooh you dirty rat!

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.04.13 16:28:26 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Must say, Saffex hasn’t been that bad, he really needs to up his game if he’s to compete with hendrikP and the Megatron of old (Mega has gone soft now that he has an SA team to support 😆 )

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.04.13 16:29:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Saffex, CJ van der Linde, really? Otherwise are you an Andrean, Kingswoodian or a Graemian?

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.04.13 16:39:05 by Ludz Reply

  • Thanks for the welcome, I come in peace most of the time.

    Ludz – Graemian of course

    CJ v/d Linde is by no means a convincing selection, but we have struggled with world beating tightheads in my time as a spectator.

    The likes of Dan Cole and Ben Franks are far better.

    Had Mujati been invested in, chances are he would have been my man. He was huge for Saints at times.

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.04.13 17:10:31 by Saffex Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 1) : oi! we not all scum some of us actually try help the right people

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.04.13 17:16:18 by Poisy Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 9) : public prosecutor? Haha…. the filthy lucre will get to you soon.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.04.13 17:21:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : No, I am not that sad!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.04.13 17:25:54 by Saffex Reply

  • Okay, always good to meet a fellow EC man, I’m a Queenian as am sure you already know, our new headmaster at Queen’s comes from Graeme, he can’t speak highly enough of Graeme

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.04.13 17:29:06 by Ludz Reply

  • @Saffex (Comment 11) : not you, Poisy 🙂

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.04.13 17:30:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 12) : Great school Queens. I was born in Queenstown, but that’s all I know about the place.

    What is the heads name?

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.04.13 18:10:41 by Saffex Reply

  • The Solicitors Regulatory Authority shows only one record for a solicitor named David Searle… an ou toppie admitted in 1972… Our Saffex must be a ‘non practising solicitor’ then. Jus sayin.

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.04.13 19:15:20 by Feather Reply

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  • Saffex you short plodder, get a hair piece baldy and stop travelling by train. I have your number. Wink wink

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.04.13 20:12:51 by The Duke Reply

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  • Ps…. Tell everyone how I taught you about Pieter Steph-du Toit. You owe me.

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.04.13 20:14:36 by The Duke Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : lol assistant junior prosecutor the most i do is get coffee but heck! i give coffee to the victims! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.04.13 21:06:11 by Poisy Reply
  • Mr Brendan Grant, he was senior deputy headmaster at Graeme for the last 6 or 8 years, he started with us this year, doubt you’d know him. Well guess there are 2 Queenstown born lads on here now

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.04.13 21:50:21 by Ludz Reply

  • @The Duke (Comment 16) : Hey Scotsman, I wondered if you lurked on here given your Sharks anti!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.04.13 23:07:24 by Saffex Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 19) : No, have not heard of him. What team do you play for.

    In my day we never played against Queens. This was down to some or other bust up on the field in a match before my time.

    We played Dale and Selborne and they were always tough matches.

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.04.13 23:11:59 by Saffex Reply

  • @Saffex (Comment 20) : so you’re a bullsh*tter then? 😆 Don’t give the real legal profession a bad name by pretending to be one now 😆

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.04.13 08:58:58 by Feather Reply

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  • Lekker man!!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.04.13 09:32:24 by Viking Reply
  • @Feather (Comment 23) : leave him alone dude you making it personal

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.04.13 09:51:48 by Poisy Reply
  • @Feather (Comment 23) : Regardless of who I am, what I do or what I hoped to achieve by lying about what I do…….the real issue is how fucking sad must an individual be to stoop to your lengths and assert what you did.

    I don’t know you, but there is one certainty, you must be one sad bastard. Next time you are sitting in that corner reflecting on why you are so alone in this world – save yourself the time and just take that jump.

    How pathetic are you?

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.04.13 10:06:24 by Saffex Reply

  • Saffex, Feather, I will ban you both if you do not cease this petty tirade immediately.

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.04.13 10:25:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wooo hooo what a week

    Lets take some time out and enjoy some good stuff… follow the links, you wont be disappointed.

    What a week on SW, and its only Thursday

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.04.13 10:38:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : Go ahead and ban me……for you sure seem to have missed the source of this pathetic, unsolicited attack on my integrity. Wake up

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.04.13 10:41:45 by Saffex Reply

  • @Saffex (Comment 28) : doesnt matter who started you shouldnt sink to that level,go read the rules of this far rob has been very lienant with you,most people will back you but stop cursing brother

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.04.13 11:11:11 by Poisy Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 30) : Bud I can live without posting on this site, what I wont stand for is some wanker attacking my integrity for no apparent reason.

    If I swear in the process so be it.

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.04.13 11:36:24 by Saffex Reply

  • @Saffex (Comment 30) : remember that people can say whatever they like because they dont have to say it face to face,dont let it wind u up because chances are he wouldnt say it in person. just move on its really not worth your time or effort.

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.04.13 11:45:46 by Poisy Reply
  • Personal attacks and swearing at other posters will not be tolerated on this site and ANYONE breaching this rule will be banned forthwith.

    Those are the rules. Live with them.

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.04.13 12:03:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : You were personal with me the other day….you called me a lawyer.

    That should be worth a ban of some sort.

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.04.13 12:15:14 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 33) : Touche’…. How long would you like to be banned for? 🙂

    Lawyers just create trouble, it seems!

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.04.13 12:19:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • I finished at Queen’s in 2011 Saffex, with Johan Meyer who’s a junior 8thman at the Sharks. If you check the Sharks XV side, he’s no.18. Allan Dell was a year ahead of me at Queen’s, Sbura Sithole also a Queenian who finished when I was in grade 9. So I blog on here to follow their progress and also shed some light on them back in their school days

  • Comment 35, posted at 25.04.13 12:22:20 by Ludz Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : 😆

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.04.13 12:29:18 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) :

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.04.13 13:15:31 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 37) : especially for you…..

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.04.13 14:18:13 by robdylan Reply
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