Marcell the first tour casualty

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 5 May 2014 at 19:22
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The Cell C Sharks have confirmed that Bok fetcher Marcell Coetzee has been forced out of their Super Rugby tour party by the shoulder injury he sustained early during Friday’s win over the Rebels in Melbourne.

Further scans will no doubt reveal the true extent of the injury, but it was felt that Coetzee would definitely not be able to play any further part over the next few weeks, hence the decision to replace him.

Veteran flanker Jacques Botes has been called up to the tour party as replacement.

We wish Marcell all the best with his recovery and will share a more detailed prognosis once we have one.


  • It’s not a bicep tear so that’s something. Wishing Marcell a speed recovery! At least he gets some rest this way.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.05.14 19:37:43 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I hope it is something simple, shoulders can be complicated little things.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.05.14 19:52:25 by lostfish Reply
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  • What happened to the day off? Pity about Marcell, hope he get well soon!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.05.14 20:28:31 by JD Reply
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  • Many differing trains of thought regarding sports and conditioning are out there. I wonder if all have been considered.

    The number of very similar injuries in our squad causes me to think that perhaps they haven’t.

    In any case, I see the cape media are waxing themselves over Schalk Burger while Marcel’s heroics gather little attention, somethings never change.

    On another note, I thought Keegan Daniel has shown us his worth. Link player extraordinaire.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.05.14 20:29:42 by Talent Reply
  • @Talent (Comment 4) : are you really that surprised,the darlings of the press ,the best players they are……in there own back yard ,always get talked up by the press,look at them now,could not happen to a nicer bunch and that’s why we support the the Great White Sharks

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.05.14 20:41:31 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 5) : πŸ˜† annoys me slightly.

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.05.14 20:51:37 by Talent Reply
  • Not a single Sharks player makes Rugby365’s “team of the week” this week, either as a starter or “bubbling under”. Seems unusual for a team that won away (the only away win of the round) not to have any stand out performers. Beast gets a mention in Paul Dobson’s individual team and JP gets a mention in Michael de Vries’ team. Justified, or not?

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.05.14 00:26:27 by Feather Reply

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  • We will miss his work rate. Hope it is not too serious – he has become a key player for the Sharks. Fortunately Deysel stepped up in the Rebels match and put in a lot of tackles.

    I would definitely go with a trio of Deysel, Daniel and Kanko. I think it is time to give Alberts a rest – he does not seem to be his old self. I thought Oosthuyzen did well enough against the Highlanders.

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.05.14 07:50:43 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Enjoy the rest Marcell. You need it.

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.05.14 08:11:58 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Didn’t JB retire? 😐

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.05.14 08:42:58 by klempie Reply

  • Loosies will be fine.
    Please Jake, please, don’t start Frans at 10. He just isn’t a FH. Even his defence, something which has always been a strong point of his, has been lacking at 10. (think he missed the most tackles out of anyone in the comp this weekend)

    Play him at 12 with Fred at 10.

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.05.14 08:49:46 by John Galt Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 11) : I agree! His distribution has been poor.

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.05.14 08:55:30 by Talent Reply
  • @John Galt (Comment 11) : Keegan actually beat his 4 with 5 misses. However Frans is way up there for the season – with 17 missed.

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.05.14 08:55:42 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @John Galt (Comment 11) : As long as Steyn retains the kicking duties, though I liked heimar at 12.Our backs looked more dangerous and faster.

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.05.14 09:05:26 by tigershark Reply

  • @Feather (Comment 7) : But did you not witness the magnificent display of the Mighty Stormers? πŸ˜› And, yes, they lie just one position above the sea-bed, but on Saturday they could have walloped the All Blacks, the Aussies and a World XV combined! Schalk Burger for president! The Currie Cup Kom Weer! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.05.14 09:10:38 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 5) : Never mind that the Sharks also just happened to have the biggest winning margin of all SA teams.

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.05.14 09:12:46 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @tigershark (Comment 14) : I would rather have Fred at 10 and Frans at 12, than Frans at 10 and Heimar at 12. It has more to do with Frans not being at 10 than anything against Heimar.

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.05.14 09:12:58 by Bokhoring Reply
  • I think I would keep the team exactly the same for this Saturday.Keegan at 6 could be a blessing in disguise.We need his pace and unpredictability against the ausies.Frans and Heimar will click better this weekend!

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.05.14 09:17:01 by tigershark Reply

  • @tigershark (Comment 18) : I doubt that Jake will change his plan of kicking for territory, solid defense and scoring from turnovers. So having two kicking options will help a lot. I rate Fred very highly – his tactical kicking is also pretty decent.

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.05.14 09:21:38 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 17) : Im just afraid Fred will be a bit undercooked for a match like this.Calmness means more than anything in a high pressure game like the one coming up, and I thought the guys looked pretty level headed against the Rebels.

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.05.14 09:23:29 by tigershark Reply

  • good luck and hope you recover asap

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.05.14 11:48:10 by Gerhardt Reply


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