Steph is BACK!

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 9 Sep 2013 at 14:55
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The Sharks have released a medical report ahead of the second round of Currie Cup games. While details on return dates are, for the most part, sketchy, one thing is clear: Pieter-Steph du Toit is ready for selection this weekend.

Du Toit played a big role for the Sharks in Super Rugby this year, despite his youth, but has been on the sidelines for roughly three months as the result of a sternal injury. While it’s widely anticipated that he’ll be called up to Heyneke Meyer’s Springbok squad for the home leg of the Rugby championship, for the time being, Steph is fit and available for the Sharks; his return couldn’t come at a better time, given Marco Wentzel’s unfortunate injury.

The other good news is that whatever forced Cobus Reinach from the field early on against Province on Saturday clearly isn’t serious enough to put him in doubt for this weekend’s trip to Kimberley; his name doesn’t feature on the list at all, meaning he’s presumably fit for selection.

S’bura Sithole is “almost ready for selection”, which I take to mean he’ll be back in another week or two; Anton Bresler however remains on the injured list but is “coming along nicely” after undergoing a secondary procedure a few weeks ago. Others whose recovery is on track, but with no return date set, are Francois Steyn and Paul Jordaan; we believe the former should play again this season, while the latter definitely won’t.


  • Awesome!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.09.13 15:12:48 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • Welcome back PSdT! Also looking forward to your inevitable Bok call-up!

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.09.13 15:13:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • WHOOOOOOHAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.09.13 15:14:26 by R Hayward Reply

  • Please refresh my memory what happened to Bresler

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.09.13 15:24:24 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • Great timing!

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.09.13 15:25:37 by RuckingFun Reply

  • WooooHoooooo…!!!! Thts awesome news esp on a Monday. Welcome back PSdT!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.09.13 15:39:15 by chikkoz Reply

  • Well I suppose, after the hiding of this weekend, just having somebody in the starting line-up whose passport says he was born i the Western Cape would make any Sharks fan feel so much better…

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.09.13 15:51:20 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 7) : kind of embarrassing for you guys that he opted not to return for more money than the Sharks were willing to pay 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.09.13 16:11:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :

    Nah dude, you’re wrong.

    He chose to be a superstar in Natal, as opposed to returning to Cape Town and playing second fiddle to the might that is Eben Etsebeth for the next few years.

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.09.13 16:20:27 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 9) : oh LOL… that was nicely done. And might even have been true were it not for the fact that you generally have 2 locks in a team.

    I’ll forgive you for not knowing that cos you’re a back.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.09.13 16:28:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    Race has nothing to do with it.

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.09.13 16:32:41 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 11) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.09.13 16:38:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • 😯

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.09.13 16:40:05 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Hey Rob any truth in the rumour that Sykes is coming home to help Sharks with the lock problems?

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.09.13 16:51:15 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 14) : I haven’t heard that…. I can check it though.

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.09.13 16:54:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 14) : I don’t think it’s happening at the moment… pity, because it would make sense.

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.09.13 17:05:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • No need to check Rob was just taking a chance. More in hope than in fact.

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.09.13 17:21:41 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 17) : LOL 🙂

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.09.13 17:24:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : Ah Rob, I had you picked as a back. I guess I was quite wrong.

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.09.13 21:15:28 by David12246 Reply

  • Welcome back PSDT, we missed you. Would also love to have Sykes back. Need to add some steel to that tight 5. Would be happy with PSDT, Sykes, Anton and Hewit as our locks going forward.

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.09.13 22:04:48 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 9) : Why would he be playing second fiddle to Etzebeth, he would/will be playing alongside Etzebeth……..its no secret Meyer wants PSDT at 5

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.09.13 22:39:48 by Saffex Reply

  • Starting team

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.09.13 07:27:14 by johnny Reply

  • Louis ludik must not play centre he takes away attacking option and dies with the ball i will rather have him on the wing in place of maseko i think heimar and tim can make a good centre combo with tim at 13

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.09.13 07:29:42 by johnny Reply

  • @David12246 (Comment 19) : naught China. I started as a lock, then later blindside flank

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.09.13 09:06:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 17) : the offer is on the table but the Sharks aren’t picking it up.

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.09.13 09:06:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Great news that Steph is back :mrgreen: – even though it wouldn’t be too long until HM takes him away 😥

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.09.13 09:08:35 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 7) :Wow losing by 6 pts is now regarded as a hiding 😯 time to quit the green stuff boet :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.09.13 09:13:41 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

  • @RedSharkUtd82 (Comment 27) : You misunderstand the WP way of thinking – it has nothing to do with winning or losing. It’s considered a hiding because they managed to score some tries against the opposition.

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.09.13 10:15:40 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 28) : WP way of thinking – BOO the player who is earning his 50th cap. For such a superior space on earth they really house some “special ones”

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.09.13 10:20:07 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 29) : I agree

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.09.13 10:26:37 by R Hayward Reply

  • @vanmartin (Comment 28) : Ahhh I see lol thanx for helping me understand the wp way of thinking 😉 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.09.13 11:17:43 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply


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