Sharks snapped in club gear

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 4 Feb 2014 at 17:00
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The first pics of the Sharks squad training in their club gear are starting to surface on Twitter.

Here’s a nice snap courtesy of ECR’s Alain Tardin (@AlainTardin), shared with his permission.

The one thing that eagle-eyed fans will spot is that Ryan Kankowski is indeed back in training with the Sharks.


  • 1000 points to the first person who can correctly identify the player between Steyn and Williams.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.02.14 17:34:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Must say its a cool idea!

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.02.14 17:34:55 by KingsArmy Reply

  • Battling to find Frans !!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.02.14 17:47:53 by DaveB Reply

  • @DaveB (Comment 3) : in the red cap – Durban Collegians jersey. 6th from left

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.02.14 17:48:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • AndrĂ© Esterhuizen ?

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.02.14 17:58:43 by swan Reply

  • @DaveB (Comment 3) : Just look for the guy eating KFC. Lol

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.02.14 18:00:27 by KingsArmy Reply

  • Whoever it is, is a big unit.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.02.14 18:43:50 by Talent Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : You’ll have to help us on this one. The resolution isn’t ideal.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.02.14 18:45:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • It is that u19 prop, , sorry I cheated, puppy told me

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.02.14 19:54:48 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @bobby 26 (Comment 9) : Thomas du Toit?

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.02.14 20:29:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @bobby 26 (Comment 9) : he dwarfs Beast!

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.02.14 20:34:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Is he any good? Give him a few more years and he will truely make a huge no1. Big enough to be the next os

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.02.14 20:39:34 by byron Reply

  • @byron (Comment 12) : everything I’ve heard suggests they are massively, massively impressed with him. It’s like putting in an order for a beetle and finding out they’ve delivered a Porsche

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.02.14 20:47:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : You reckon he’s played his way into the S15 squad?

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.02.14 20:58:44 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Any relation to PSDT?

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.02.14 21:13:22 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @vanmartin (Comment 14) : just training with them. I doubt that means anything in terms of pecking order….

    @GreatSharksays (Comment 15) : No. PS’s brother Johan is also at hte Academy, but he’s a lock

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.02.14 21:17:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : More of a flank I reckon at 1.94m

    That 19 year old prop is bloody massive, but they did have him at 132kg and he ran the 40m sprint in some mad time

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.02.14 00:44:38 by Saffex Reply

  • some great youth coming through our ranks, now we need to get the varsity team rumbling too

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.02.14 07:28:06 by Dunx Reply

  • This is a great intiative. Club rugby will only grown when there is genuine interest and investment from the top management structures. Contracted guys not in the Super or vodacom squads should be made to play club games. Likewise when vodacom cup is over those guys should play club games. Also if the contracted guys can come down to a few practises and guide and advise the younger players can you imagine the numbers that will be at training and how the information will flow down to these young players.

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.02.14 08:21:15 by SheldonK Reply

  • The du plessis brothers aren’t small, but they look like centers next to him

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.02.14 08:50:59 by KingsArmy Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : Hey Rob, hope all is well in UK…rOB i HAVE SOME LEKKA NEWS for myself, and maybe for U and the Sharks Co. I was at Springsteen ‘the Boss man’ in Cape Town. was awesome but I ran into someone who is close to a Mr Swiel. I have been a fan of the man since I’f seen him play aged 15. and I still think he could be a Springbok but roomers of big head and so on seems to have side tracked the man over the past few years. injuries also but his talent is undoubted and I was very happy to see him join the sharks but this England thing(UNDER 21 SAGA)kept me from having a cheeky beer on Mr Swiel. the Latest is from his camp, he loves it at the Sharks and he has little to no desire to play for England one day(even if he kept the door open for one day). His dream is to wear the Bok jersey and stay in SA, and he is very determined to cement his place in the team. Tonight I am having a Cheekey one on Mr Swiel. He is talented enough to become first choice 15, in any Jersey, and for the size Doubters. He is also the same size as Wilkenson 177 89kg, Matt Giteau 178 85 kg, DAN cARTER 178 94KG, bRIAN O’DRISCOLL 178, 93, Tim Swiel 1.80 89kG. I can see him slotting in at 12 or 13(if needed). his defense is rock solid. Please before anyone gets on this BAND WAGON. I am not saying disregard Fredi Z OR Esterhuizen who mind you is my first choice center and has been for more than a year. I am just saying Tim S HEAD is at a good space and watching this boy for years, I really am glad he is wearing a Sharks Jersey. just for interest sake. Frans Steyn 1,91 112kg, andre esterhuizen 1,91 107 kg, SBW 1,91 108kg—-Sharks centers looking like looseforwards must have Jake W sitting with a happy Feeling…Just to mention I will be having my first beer on Jake after his first trophy, I see him exiting early for an International Contract leaving us hanging. and his priorities Should be Boks first if Needed and Sharks till his contract ends. But untill then I hope John Keeps Venter close for if the Great White leaves us hanging we have some good exit strategy. lets hope 2014 is the year of the Shark dominance in Rugby on the level of the Chiefs and the Crusaders we certainly have the infrastructure talent and hopefully the Fans can get back to the PARK and get some Juices Flowing….I hate it that we have such low figures. then I was a youngster the Tank was packed week in and week out.

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.02.14 10:53:54 by BoerSeun Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : and a 110 hurdles national champ…lets see white make him play wing…Piere Spies will be crying his heart out, his final claim to fame dismissed…now its only his outsurence ads keeping him looking dangerous.

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.02.14 11:00:29 by BoerSeun Reply

  • I used to love going to watch the club rugby games. Mainly because a few friends were playing and the after parties were always a lot of fun. It was also good to see the current Sharks supporting their clubs too. It used to have such a fun atmosphere.

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.02.14 11:22:51 by lostfish Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 21) : Good to hear about Tim Swiel.

    But how &**@% mindblowing was Springsteen and band.

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.02.14 11:32:50 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 22) : you’re confusing Johan du Toit and Retief Marais….

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.02.14 11:48:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 24) : jezzz still a top show not over it yet-I have friends who went to his show 3 nights in a row, in my rankings of best shows ever….Cold Play, Springsteen and then Robbie Williams, Dave MATTHEUS also caused some ‘ALCOHOL abuse’…but the Boss on 65 still gets the Party started. @robdylan (Comment 25) : My Bad! what does Retief MARAIS PLAY?

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.02.14 12:11:16 by BoerSeun Reply

  • @BoerSeun (Comment 26) : Ja, at no point does it sink in that the guy is in his 60s, 3 hours plus of having a ball (he clearly loves what he is doing). Can hardly believe that in an hour he is starting a show in Perth.

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.02.14 12:28:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 26) : also lock.

    Younger brother of Peet and Jandre

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.02.14 12:34:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 21) : Talking about dominate rugby like chiefs and crus, u forget to mention bulls… more superrugby trophies than chiefs…

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.02.14 14:55:38 by KingsArmy Reply


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