Bad luck for Jordaan

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 11 Mar 2014 at 12:07
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Sharks outside centre Paul Jordaan has suffered a knee injury and will be out of action for roughly a month.

Jordaan, who sat out 9 months of the 2013 season due to an ACL rupture which occurred during a training session, has been in great form so far in 2014, scoring the first tries in both of the Sharks’ bonus point victories against the Bulls and Lions. This latest injury is a setback, but not a terribly serious one.

According to the Sharks, he has had a scope on his knee and will be out for between 3 and 4 weeks. The timing of his injury is unfortunate, both for the player and for the team, since they will already be without Odwa Ndungane this weekend. It’s assumed that both JP Pietersen and S’bura Sithole will now start against the Reds.

We’d like to wish Paul all the best for his recovery and look forward to seeing him back soon after the second bye.


  • Wishing you a speedy recovery Handsak!

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.03.14 12:09:03 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Not great news. He was just starting to perform well. Time for Sbu to step up.

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.03.14 12:09:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Heimar at 13, JP on the wing possibly?

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.03.14 12:10:10 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 3) : I don’t think they see Heimar as a 13

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.03.14 12:10:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 3) : Very Unlikely ; we need someone with explosive speed at 13, Heimar does not offer that.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.03.14 12:17:15 by JJR Reply
  • Damn! Will Lambie be back this week?

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.03.14 12:19:23 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • I do suspect that Heimar will find a bench spot should Sbu start though.

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.03.14 12:21:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 6) : I think so.

    my guess is

    9 Cobus 10 Pat 11 Lwazi 12 Frans 13 Sbura 14 JP 15 SP
    21 Charl 22 Heimar 23 Jaco vT

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.03.14 12:22:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 3) : Sbu at 13. JPP and Lambie back. It could be worse…

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.03.14 12:22:54 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • This is terrible. I’m gutted. Hard luck Paul. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.03.14 12:23:55 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Sbu at 13 and JPP at 14

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.03.14 12:24:50 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • lasted longer than i thought he would

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.03.14 12:27:54 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Not a bad team that though!

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.03.14 12:30:36 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Hard luck for Jordaan. The downfalls of a contact sport at high speed. I wonder if we will see someone like Esterhuizen or Swiel pop into the match day 23.

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.03.14 12:31:02 by SheldonK Reply

  • At least it’s only 3-4 weeks. Still feel for him though.

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.03.14 12:32:27 by StevieS Reply
  • Any news on Lambie?

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.03.14 12:35:42 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Well the season is still very long so he should have plenty of time to get back in the team and continue his rise to top form. (should it only be 3 months as Rob said).

    With that said, I can’t wait to see what hosepipe can offer at 13, he looks like he’s become a muscular specimen and super hungry and focused.

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.03.14 12:36:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 13) : Not a bad team at all. I’m sure Jake White would have liked to ease JP off the bench, but I guess he doesn’t have much choice now.

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.03.14 12:40:55 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • So now Whites hand is being forced. I suppose Sbu at 13 and JPP at wing

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.03.14 12:42:49 by Dunx Reply

  • Poor ol’ Jordaan. He’s gonna battle with those wobbly knees, I guarantee it.

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.03.14 12:55:02 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • Just as he started settling in, and looking real dangerous. What a pity

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.03.14 13:10:48 by Bokhoring Reply
  • what has happened to Keegan?

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.03.14 13:30:39 by pete69 Reply

  • Time for André Esterhuizen to slot in next to Frans. Two monsters in the mid-field! J.P. on the wing!

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.03.14 13:48:17 by andre11272 Reply

  • @pete69 (Comment 22) : been battling a bit with injury…. might get a run with the Vodacom team this week

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.03.14 13:56:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @andre11272 (Comment 23) : no, he’s too slow for 13. Jake won’t pick him.

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.03.14 13:57:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • As a side note…the Sharks could produce the worlds fastest back line….EVER!!!

    9. Reinach
    10. Lambie
    11. Mvovo
    12. Jordaan
    13. Sithole
    14. JP
    15. Chavhanga

    Add Kanko to that and OMG!!!

    4/5 Players who run 11 seconds or better, plus Reinach who is lightning and then Lambie to run the show. Just saying……………..:-)

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.03.14 14:46:12 by pienaar111 Reply

  • Jeez but this guy can lose the ball in contact.
    Or fail to catch it in the first place. Reminds me of Petey in Remember the Titans.
    Farking dangerous when he holds on to it though.

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.03.14 14:53:53 by John Galt Reply

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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 26) : What are the official 100m times for the Sharks squad?

    It would be interesting to know who’s the fastest and who has the potential to play in the outside backs based purely on speed.

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.03.14 15:00:12 by ChrisS Reply
  • @ChrisS (Comment 28) : I doubt those sort of stats are readily available but could probably be obtained given enough nagging.

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.03.14 16:04:33 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 29) : Who do we ask to do the nagging? :mrgreen:

    I heard that Pieter Hendriks and James Small used to run 10.4 seconds so I’d like to know how the modern era guys compare.

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.03.14 16:21:46 by ChrisS Reply
  • @vanmartin (Comment 29) : @ChrisS (Comment 28) : Unlikely that any rugby coach will use 100m times. They will use 40m and downwards. For a speedy rugby player you want max acceleration between 10 and 20 metres.

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.03.14 16:26:24 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 30) : I highly doubt that dude. That’s an Olympic qualifying time. Besides, Tonderai Chavanga claimed a PB of 10.5 and he’s generally considered to be one of the quickest to have played the game. Carlin Isles who recently played for the USA Sevens team was actually on the Olympic Hurdling squad with a PB of 10.2 and he’s a proper Olympic sprinter. I think you may be surprised how slow a rugby player’s 100m time is, mainly because it’s not applicable to the game. Like I said, a player who can accelerate quicker than the opposition under 40 metres is far more useful to a coach.

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.03.14 16:36:13 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 30) : Someone who seems to have a particularly good relationship with the Sharks union these days? I won’t mention names 😈

    @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 31) : Makes sense. I remember this being the stat quoted for the juniors that were signed a month or so ago. Thomas du Toit’s 40m was especially impressive if I recall correctly.

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.03.14 17:01:38 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 33) : you tend to get this sort of info anecdotally and piecemeal. I really doubt the Sharks (or any other union) would ever actually release a block of it.

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.03.14 17:35:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : We’re better off for it. Best we don’t get over-obsessed with player stats like they do in the American sports. Wayne Gretzky would have made for a terrible hockey player judged only on his stats.

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.03.14 22:26:49 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Jordaan seems like an injury waiting to happen 😯 hes really looked good since recovering from his previous injury

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.03.14 09:17:16 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • @Son Of Mayhem (Comment 11) : I would rather play JPP at 13 and Sithole at 14, comparing skill levels

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.03.14 09:20:14 by pierre_mackie Reply

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