Impi warm-up match open to public

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 9 Jan 2014 at 10:47
Tagged with : , , , , ,

We’ve received an email from John Mitchell, new Director of Rugby at UKZN, about a probables versus possibles match in Maritzburg this evening.

Mitch, along with fellow coaches Butch James, Ryno Combrinck and Ryan Strudwick, will be casting an eye over the available talent at Peter Booysen Park (Golf Road, Pietermaritzburg) tonight, with kick-off scheduled for 6pm. He reckons there’ll be some fantastic young players on display and urges all loyal rugby fans to come out and watch the match.

For those who do brave the trip, Mitch and co will hang around after the game for a bit of banter with the fans, making this a great opportunity to meet him and the team.


  • So let me get this right… Butch is no longer available for the Sharks? Does this mean that Jake has made it clear that Lambie, Tim (is mos Tim Swiel?) and Fred are our Flyhalves?

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.01.14 12:16:34 by R Hayward Reply
  • how about an injury update on the sharks squad, please? how’s our locks doing?

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.01.14 12:23:56 by MJ Reply
  • I see force has signed brynard stander, anything to do with the luke probable nightmare

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.01.14 12:28:18 by MJ Reply
  • ok i see whatson is not coming, he confirmed it with die burger

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.01.14 12:33:03 by MJ Reply
  • @MJ (Comment 4) : I already told you several weeks ago that there was no substance to that story… yet you only believe it when you read it in die Burger? 🙂

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.01.14 12:40:29 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • @MJ (Comment 3) : and no, Brynard signed with the Force for exactly the same reason that we won’t see Luke.

    The Sharks have about 100 000 loose forwards.

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.01.14 12:41:04 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : @robdylan (Comment 5) : ok cool, just had to make sure, if they signed luke i might have had to stop watching

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.01.14 13:12:30 by MJ Reply

  • @MJ (Comment 7) : moenie nou “koerantvee” word nie 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.01.14 13:35:26 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • mmm maybe I should go…

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.01.14 13:42:28 by Uli Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    Uli Boelie
  • Guys, can someone please explain to me how and when the Impi side plans to play Varsity Cup. Is JM building for next year?

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.01.14 13:48:05 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @Uli (Comment 9) : ja, why not?

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.01.14 13:52:45 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 10) : I would imagine the goal is to secure promotion by winning the Varsity Shield. How else are they going to do it?

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.01.14 13:53:21 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : One thing’s for sure, we can’t rely on the Academy alone as a tertiary option for schoolboys. The amount of talent that feeds through UCT and Maties and into the WP union is scary. We simply have to get our universities to be able to compete.

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.01.14 15:42:02 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
    The Great Couch Shark
  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 13) : exactly right, mate. Exactly right

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.01.14 15:44:56 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Cool, just got a bit confused as during the last 2013 Boots and All episode, he said that his wish for 2014 is for the Impi side to play in the Varsity Cup. Clearly meant that he wishes for the Impi side to qualify for the Varsity Cup competition for 2015.

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.01.14 16:01:45 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • If Luke W is not coming to the Sharks, I am very happy. I would have hated watching the Sharks play if he were in the team!

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.01.14 16:03:53 by [email protected] Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 15) : ja, I think so. I mean, obviously they need to get promoted before that can be a reality.

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.01.14 16:04:28 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • @MJ (Comment 2) : regarding locks, Bresler is still out for a bit and Wentzel too. The other are all fine, I would think.

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.01.14 16:05:51 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : THanks

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.01.14 16:19:53 by MJ Reply

  • Did anyone manage to attend this game?

    Any reports of how it went – any reports of a player revolt?

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.01.14 16:33:22 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the Subtle
  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : glad about that now I can start looking for a Sharks jersey in a small 5xl again.

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.01.14 17:37:30 by JD Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.