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Bitter blow for Majola


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 17 Aug 2015 at 13:40
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Sharks flanker Khaya Majola will play no further part in this year’s Currie Cup campaign, after a meniscus tear in his knee required surgical correction.

The 23-year-old sustained the injury during the Sharks’ first-round loss to the Pumas in Nelspruit and had a successful operation to repair the tear this past weekend. He will be out of action for ten weeks or so, effectively ending his 2015 season.

Also out of the running is lock Wiehan Hay, still looking to add to his solitary Currie Cup appearance from the 2013 season. Hay suffered a groin injury in training and has also had surgery that rules him out of action, presumably also for the year.

We’ll share a more detailed injury report once the Sharks release it, but would like to wish Khaya and Wiehan all the best for their recovery.


52 Comments

  • Eish thats bad luck for both of them especially Majola

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.08.15 13:48:36 by SheldonK Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 1) : yes, it really sucks, since he was one guy I was really counting on to make big strides in this campaign.

    Kleinhans impressed me during his 20 or so minutes on Saturday. Could the forgotten man finally take his chance?

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.08.15 13:49:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : He did do well, so have the DuPreez twins i believe. Kleinhans is built like a bus but did tend to give away too many penalties during his previous stint in the side…if he has cleared that up he can def add good value.

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.08.15 14:16:58 by SheldonK Reply

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  • The Sharks must have one of the worst lock attrition rates in South Africa. Are we screwing up somewhere with conditioning or is it simply bad luck?

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.08.15 14:17:50 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) : it could be a bit of both, but it does strike me that our injury rate is WAY over the odds.

    Folks in Durban get hell of sensitive when you even hint at a problem, though.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.08.15 14:40:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : facts dont lie 🙄 , something is off. hate to say it but look at how the Lions and Bulls rarely had injuries to their key players. during the Bulls’ 3 SR trophies you never saw Bakkies, Matfield, Gary Botha, FDP, Steyn, Hougaard x 2 or Olivier injured and these guys (bar Matfield and Olivier) had to go through a lot of physical work and the style was bash-bash-bash

    how did that happen and Sharks cant keep players injury free for 2 or 3 games? Surely Paul Anthonie must have some idea of the differences, even if it is very high level

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.08.15 15:00:42 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : @Kabouter (Comment 6) : Where there’s smoke…

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.08.15 15:07:22 by vanmartin Reply
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  • When will Terra be back?

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.08.15 15:08:38 by Letgo Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 7) : and apparently some nervous employees. REcovery seems to be good and under control but prevention surely must cost less

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.08.15 15:10:40 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) : @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    I suppose they do believe it’s just bad luck. We’ve had 2 or 3 key players out for entire seasons for the last 4 or 5 years. Willem Alberts were out for 4 of those 5.

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.08.15 15:13:03 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 8) : he’s also out for the season

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.08.15 15:17:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • Guys, let’s be real regarding injuries and conditioning. This is rugby, a sport that on any given day, can result in minor to life changing injuries. The fact that players like PSDT, Alberts and someone like Jordaan is quite simply tough luck. You cant look at ligament injuries as poor conditioning, it is the nature of the best I am afraid. Look at someone like J Wilkinson, probably up there with the most conditioned rugby player, at the time, in world rugby. Yet, he was crocked for a couple of years, the same has happened to Dan Carter over the last couple of years. Some players are lucky and avoid the dreaded injuries, others are not so lucky. In this case, these injuries have nothing to do with the Sharks.

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.08.15 16:07:33 by Vonno13 Reply
     
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 12) : Yes some injuries are just bad luck but there is no denying that the sharks are not as fit and fast as the other sides. If they are then they are just being damn lazy on the field. Having watched the Sharks the last couple years that the majority look flat and not as quick or explosive as other teams. Yes there is the odd exception but in general it holds true

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.08.15 16:18:05 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Oh noooo! Sorry Khaya…recover well! And good luck Francois…I hope he gets a shot because the balance of our loose trio was definitely off on Saturday…

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.08.15 16:21:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 14) : well, sounds like Deysel is in doubt again, so maybe Franna will have to start.

    Already bloody running out of loose forwards. Quite annoying. Maybe we’ll see Chrstiaan de Bruin, though, which could be the silver lining.

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.08.15 16:24:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    How many games has he played in the last 2 years? I really hoped for him to be back this year. Did he play any rugby this year?

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.08.15 16:28:22 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : seems to me as if Sharks are struggling with forwards as with the injuries and departures they’re very thin from 1 to 8.

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.08.15 16:31:03 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK: While I understand you saying the players look sluggish, to me, SA rugby looks sluggish and off the mark at the moment, would you not agree? I am not sure your comment on the Sharks fitness is true, I simply feel you are looking at a side with players who do not possess what other sides have – the likes of Odwa Ndungane, Joe Pietersen, Philip Van Der Walt, E Oosthuizen, Majekevu – can you compare these players to De JOng, Whiteley, N Carr, Tecklenberg, Senatla etc etc. I just feel the Sharks are lacking in serious talent at the moment and are playing an outdated style of rugby. Obviously these are just my thoughts, but the Sharks are not that blessed right now – with all due respect to a player such as Odwa, his time has come and gone, the fact he is a first choice wing, shows you the Sharks are struggling for depth.

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.08.15 16:32:04 by Vonno13 Reply
     
  • @SheldonK (Comment 13) : could also be a mental thing. If you’re not 100% happy then it’s harder to deliver top performances week in and week out!!!! Sure conditioning was a problem with one or two players but not all have that problem for me the biggest problem is the inconsistent results!!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.08.15 16:35:39 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : Sjoe…

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.08.15 16:50:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jeepers, not a good start to season. Really need a trio to just play a few games together, just to find each other and learn to feed of one another.

    Any views on how the front row actually performed?

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.08.15 20:21:00 by Kabouter Reply

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  • gutted majola looked great in the first game after a shakey SR debut

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.08.15 00:24:43 by revolverocelot Reply

     
  • AUSTRALIAN Eddie Jones will be unveiled as the new Stormers coach next week.
    Jones is set to become the highest-paid rugby coach in South Africa. His two-year contract is believed to be worth about R5 million a year.
    The Cape Times has learnt that the former Wallabies coach will replace Allister Coetzee, who has moved on to coach Kobelco Steelers in Japan after guiding the Stormers to the Super Rugby playoffs in June.
    Backline coach Robbie Fleck will continue in his role, while new Western Province head coach John Dobson is likely to serve as another assistant. Forwards coach Matt Proudfoot has joined Coetzee in Japan.
    It seems that Jones will continue in his role as coach of the Japanese national team. This, though, could be an issue, as it probably would have been ideal for the next Stormers coach to be a lot more hands-on during the times when Super Rugby is not played.
    Jones has never coached in South Africa before and while he has experience of working with the Springboks as a consultant in 2007, he will need to adapt to the demands of coaching in the Cape, because of the union’s diverse fan base and media scrutiny. However, there is no denying his credentials as a world-class coach and as a man who thinks outside the proverbial box as a tactician.
    Earlier this year WP director of rugby Gert Smal said he wanted a coach with Super Rugby and/or international experience. Jones has both and also fits the profile of a man who believes in an exciting brand of rugby – also one of Smal’s requirements.
    Jones is no stranger to Super Rugby. He guided the Brumbies to the title in 2001. He was also in charge of the Australian national team at the 2003 World Cup on home soil.
    No Stormers coach has won the coveted Super Rugby title.

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.08.15 06:12:15 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @grant10 (Comment 24) : I expect Gert Smal will be doing some work as Forward coach with Proudfoot now in Japan….a good opportunity perhaps for Dobson to serve a 2 year apprenticeship under Jones.

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.08.15 06:13:49 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @grant10 (Comment 24) : Well done, Gert Smal. If Eddie can survive the politics, this could be what the Stormers needed to finally get their hands on a Super trophy.

    Meanwhile the Sharks cannot even find a head coach willing to join them 🙄

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.08.15 07:54:30 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 26) : Have to admit to having mixed feelings….I really was hoping Mitchell would do a stint , my best mate , a real rugby fundi, is absolutely gutted about the appointment. Time will tell.

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.08.15 07:58:29 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @grant10 (Comment 27) : The Stormers already have a good defensive system, a decent set piece and some exciting backs. You just need a coach without the usual straight jacket that can help to add some unpredictability to the mix, and probably a decent flyhalf.

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.08.15 08:06:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 28) : Seems Marnitz Boshoff earmarked as the next 10…..

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.08.15 08:08:56 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 18) : No i fully agree with your thoughts there- have expressed the same feelings myself. The Sharks just lack quality…we try convince ourselves that we dont but results and performances speak for themselves. I think the comments Pieter DeVilliers made about SA players being too heavy probably rings true (he is a bit of a comedy act but he does make some good comments if you can read between the lines).

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.08.15 08:42:13 by SheldonK Reply

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  • That Brumbies team under Jones was a beaut.

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.08.15 08:42:20 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 30) : Did Pieter Steph also look as if he was a bit too heavy to you too, not much but just noticeable.

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.08.15 08:44:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 32) : he did but thats expected when you just return from injury as you arent fighting fit. If he is on a good program and gets matches under his belt he should drop kgs quick. My question surrounds ‘that program’ that guys seem to be on. Just look at the best side in the world- the all blacks, name 1 guy that is as muscular and heavy as our guys? Perhaps just Nonu. A mate of mine made a good comment the other day…he said the All Blacks produce rugby players that can catch, pass and run etc. they then condition those rugby players as best they can. n South Africa we produce big strong athletes…and then tr teach them to play rugby

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.08.15 08:56:06 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 23) : If Eddie Jones is available ,I wonder why we never got him,it was the triumvirate of Jake,Eddie and John Smit that won us that W/C .
    Would have thought that John and Eddie would have been a natural fit.
    I still think that our new coach will be announced after the World Cup,as no decent coach would announce he is leaving until his country is at least knocked out.
    Eddie Jones would be a fantastic Sharks coach,and I reckon he would fit in really well here.
    Cape Town is a different story,lots of outside interference fro Jabba the Hut and his cronies.
    But that is said with a bit of sour grapes as well.

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.08.15 10:06:58 by The hound Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 31) : He looked very cautious to me,not the Chuck Norris of old, making certain that he was not going to be the next Jean de Villiers,and he was going to make it to the cup.Clever boy.

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.08.15 10:11:23 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 34) :Good points all. I am still convinced Mitchell will take over at Sharks…He would have been my 1 st choice at Stormers but was not happy with just a 2 year contract and had concerns that Smal was being looked at for the Bok HC role post WC and didnt want to have that uncertainty as to whom he would be reporting too….If the wheels come off with the Sharks CC campaign it would not surprise me at all if Mitchell was given carte blanche to come do a 4 year total rebuild at the Sharks….he lives there and is already involved in some position or other. I believe Sharks may get the main man in my opinion….

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.08.15 10:12:35 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @grant10 (Comment 35) : Do u think Mitchell could work with Gold? And if not do we think the Sharks have the bucks to pay off Gold and get Mitchell at same time? im not so sure..

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.08.15 10:27:47 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 35) : There is something more to the Mitchell story,have you noticed he is not on Super Sport anymore.
    It is absolutely ludicrous that a guy who was the youngest ever AB coach,and made it to the WC semi with a fantastic AB record,is sitting unemployed in rugby terms in PMB.
    But I have more than an educated suspicion that Dick Muir will be back.

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.08.15 10:28:25 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 37) : I think Gold made it quite clear he wanted a less than hands on coaching role, so perhaps if Mitchell were allowed carte blanche to take control of on the field matters it may work, you have valid points though….

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.08.15 10:30:59 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @The hound (Comment 38) : I would take Mitchell in a heartbeat…..brilliant coach and the Lions are certainly enjoying the fruits of a well laid foundation…..I think Ackermann learned a lot from Mitchell….

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.08.15 10:32:21 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @SheldonK (Comment 36) : Gold doesn’t want the job,and if you look at his history he has always been a second banana,never the main man.
    He wants the desk job out of the firing line and by his own admission he is reluctantly coaching the Currie Cup team.
    Shit I would love to see Mitchell coaching this team,with Carlos Spencer as the backline coach.
    Teach this team to play New Zealand rugby.
    Imagine what guys like Radebe and Cronje could learn from Carlos.

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.08.15 10:34:30 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 41) : If the Jones rumours true, and Sharks get Mitchell, it will benefit more than just Sharks and Stormers rugby….

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.08.15 10:40:04 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @grant10 (Comment 41) : So you think the Stellenbosch cabal is feeling a little uneasy

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.08.15 10:50:44 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 43) : SA Rugby is in a mess…..follow the money….but thats another discussion altogether….and not 1 to have on a public forum….

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.08.15 10:54:47 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @grant10 (Comment 38) : @The hound (Comment 40) : No 100% that Gold has said he doesnt want a hands on role…BUT how hands off will his director of rugby role be? If Mitchell is allowed close to carte blanche then could work. But will we not be returning to the same issues we had during jake white and the players not wanting such a structure day?

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.08.15 11:06:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 45) : Really? If players earning monster bucks are not prepared to buckle down then they should move on….goodness gracious me!

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.08.15 11:09:47 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @SheldonK (Comment 44) : Sheldon I know this is a bit obscure but when Quincy Jones, produced Michael Jacksons ”We are the World ” with every single A list musican in the world ,he put a sign on the studio door that read ”Leave your Ego in the parking lot”
    Wouldn’t be out of place at K.P

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.08.15 11:36:05 by The hound Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 45) : Well thats my feeling…but last time it was the coach that got the axe. @The hound (Comment 46) : Nevermind obscure- i think its a damn neccessity at the moment…get 2 signs- 1 for the Bok changeroom door as well

  • Comment 47, posted at 18.08.15 11:48:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 46) : Make the players sweep and tidy up the change room after games. Apparently that is what the All Blacks do after each game – even Ritchie after his record breaking appearance.

  • Comment 48, posted at 18.08.15 12:35:51 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 48) : A.B’S have an amazing pecking order.Many years ago in our first game out of isolation,I was involved a sponsors capacity with the test against the A.B’s.
    Our game was the last on a tour of 4 or 5 and was the first time they had been allowed to drink in that many weeks.We put the team on the bus at the Breweries headquarters in Sandton after a boozy function,heading for their hotel the Balalaika,ten minutes away.
    On there bus theres a strict rule,least caps in the front most caps at the back,that is the natural order.
    But you are encouraged to make it to the back of the bus if you feel you have too.
    Long story short on arriving at the hotel four guys carried on straight to hospital,for stiches.

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.08.15 13:32:08 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 40) : I second that but sorry to say cant see either of them coming to the Sharks. Don’t think the application box at the Sharks is over flowing with applications for the Head Coach job!!!!

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.08.15 22:15:58 by JD Reply
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  • I wish I was a fly on certain walls. Regarding the discussion above, there is sooooo much that I am curious about!! I like to think that sensible steps are being taken to appoint a coach and address these issues…but my confidence has taken a bit of a knock in recent times!

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.08.15 07:16:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 51) : ja same goes for me I’m very curious about what is going on. For me I’m hoping that maybe they’re busy talking to a few guys that will be out of contract once the World cup is done.

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