Catching up with Anton Bresler

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks on 5 Dec 2013 at 10:56
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News is slow at this time of year, but we’re going to do our best to trawl the ‘Net for anything vaguely interesting in order to share it with you. It just feels like the right thing to do!

The ProSport website has put up an interview with injured Sharks lock Anton Bresler, which you can read in full here.

In it, Anton talks about his frustrating 2013, with numerous setbacks related to his shoulder injury keeping him from playing any part in the Sharks’ triumphant Currie Cup campaign. Well worth a read.


  • Look forward to him returning.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.12.13 10:59:17 by Caratacus Reply
  • No matter which team u support its never nice seeing good players sitting out due to injury…hope he comes back with a bang!

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.12.13 12:15:34 by KingsArmy Reply
  • On a different note: Daniel Adongo has made the Indianapolis Colts’ roster.

    I wonder how his size compares to the rest of the NFL guys? Hope he does well, I always liked him, though sadly he never came close to what he could have been in rugby.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.12.13 14:20:02 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • so i.o.w. he is not fit yet, that is quite a worry.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.12.13 15:08:32 by MJ Reply
  • Adongo at 6 foot 6 inches and 247 lbs, is average weight and perhaps slightly taller than the average NFL outside linebacker (the position he is being tried in).

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.12.13 15:25:43 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : Yes its a pitty. Adongo have the body any rugby player would kill for, but not the heart.

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.12.13 15:26:52 by KingsArmy Reply

  • Wow his weight is up to 270 lbs since he signed with the Colts. Now he is taller and bigger than the average NFL linebacker. More the size of a defensive lineman.

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.12.13 15:34:13 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Thanks for the news, Rob. Any news about The Sharks is much appreciated.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.12.13 15:56:38 by [email protected] Reply

  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 5) : So in metric language he’s a 2m 120kg specimen.

    I bet most of his weight is from the muscle mass in his arms. I think he’ll do well in NFL, he always looked good in open play.

    @KingsArmy (Comment 6) : One of the most enjoyable games of rugby I watched was the VC Sharks XV vs. Falcons on the South Coast.

    Quite a few of the current SR guys played that game, it also included Gerhard Mostert (man I was bummed when that guy left, big, strong, guts and quite young at that stage).

    And my main event, Daniel Adongo. Always looked great in open flowing running games, but in tight hard graft games he turned out to be just another Pierre Spies.

    They should have trained him to be a wing, he would have been immense.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.12.13 17:50:15 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 9) : they tried – I believe there was a catching issue

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.12.13 17:59:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 7) : @robdylan (Comment 10) : I bet that catching issue could easily have been sorted under White’s 7 – 11pm workday. πŸ˜†

    Let’s hope NFL only requires him to tackle the guys trying to catch the ball (Dancing Bear should be able to better explain what a “linebacker’s” duties exactly entail).

    Hopefully he won’t be one of the speedies having to catch the ball for a touch-down (although from what I’ve seen, they pretty much suffer from the same issue that prevented Adongo’s future at wing, they never catch that damned pig skin). πŸ˜†

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.12.13 18:33:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 9) : he could have made a good impact player as a loose forward in the last 15 min, but if someone gets injured in the first 15min it could bite u on the ass. Talking about big wings… about getting our hands on some of those kenyan 7’s players

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.12.13 09:22:27 by KingsArmy Reply

  • @KingsArmy (Comment 12) : Always liked those central African rugby players, the Blitzbokke has Ulengo, not sure exactly where he’s from, but he sure is big and strong.

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.12.13 10:30:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : I also dont think he is the most intelligent player when it comes to positioning and thats the hardest thing to teach a player. Knowing where to be and when is very difficult to coach in a free flowing game like rugby. Its much easier in the static NFL game so think he will do well.

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.12.13 12:27:35 by SheldonK Reply


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