So long and thanks for all the rehab?

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 18 May 2016 at 09:54
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If this morning’s reports are to be believed (and I’m afraid there’s little reason not to), it seems Jacques Potgieter is set to “do a Mapoe” on the Sharks and leave Durban without ever pulling on the black and white jersey.

Potgieter, who was a big-name signing for the team announced last year, arrived back from Japan in early February carrying an ankle injury and is still in rehab, only set to return to action after the June international break. He only signed with the Sharks for Super Rugby and was set to return to Sanix in Japan after the season, but the Bulls appear to have negotiated him out of both commitments and have signed the player on a two-year deal, effective immediately.

Potgieter thus joins Renaldo Bothma in leaving the Sharks without playing a game for them in 2016, both having returned from Japan with injuries and both having spent a significant time in rehab before accepting offers from Pretoria.

Personally, I think this stinks, but the silver lining here is that the Sharks are now getting rid of journeyman players who frankly lack the potential of the du Preez twins and would compete with those two for game time. I feel better about the investment in local youth, as well as loyal players like Keegan Daniel, Jean Deysel and Tera Mtembu whose love for the Sharks seems to take priority over “always shopping around for the best deal”.

The fact that the twins themselves have yet to re-commit their immediate future is concerning and the Sharks are playing a high stakes game here. I’d certainly feel a lot better, though, knowing that hte money earmarked for Potgieter (and Bothma) can now be used to strengthen the offer in front of the 20-year-old du Preez brothers.

At least – that’s what I would do with the money.


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  • Comment 1, posted at 18.05.16 09:59:35 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • Bye Felicia!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.05.16 10:00:54 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

  • Well, our rehab must be something special, just look at how well ‘two weeks’ du Toit turned out after spending three years on our medical bill

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.05.16 10:03:44 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Right on the money Rob. This stinks big time. Absolutely nauseating.
    Only slight consolation is that I really do hope the Sharks got a VERY handsome sum of money out of all this.
    Makes one appreciate all the other loyal players so much more though.
    Cheers journeymen! Please do let the door hit you on the way out. Knobs.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.05.16 10:08:47 by Another Nick Reply

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  • The most charitable union on the planet. 😉

    We gave Mapoe a year of free rehab, opened our facilities to SP Marais for his rehab and now gave Potgieter a free stay at our world class facilities…..and let’s not forget about our walking sick note – psDt, another who benefited from the world class medical facilities in Durban.

    Have the Sharks become the Albert Luthuli for Pro sportsmen? 😈

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.05.16 10:14:53 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • You are on fire with the headlines today Rob !

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.05.16 10:15:23 by Zibbie Reply
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  • This is a terrible piece of business from the Sharks, absolutely shocking and im afraid i have to call the CEO out on this and say he has no idea what he is doing with the contracting from a business sense. The loss of Bothma and Potgieter has now exposed a serious lack of depth at the Sharks especially in terms of grunt up front. Having watching the CC side get man handled there is nothing coming through. I have tried to be very optimistic about the goings on at the Sharks but things like this i just cannot comprehend. Its shocking from management, absolutely shocking.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.05.16 10:16:26 by SheldonK Reply

  • Another great headline Rob. Is it like a gift you can’t control?

    Anyway this really bugs me and I was really keen to see him play for us. I know players don’t choose to get injured, and I’m not sure what I would have done in the same position. Would be nice if he can “accidently” slip a tackle in the future to give us a try or two. It’s the right thing to do.

    But if it helps in retaining the twins then I’ll be stoked.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.05.16 10:18:03 by gregkaos Reply
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  • If the twins leave our loose forward cupboard is rather empty .

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.05.16 10:19:33 by Rvw Reply

  • @gregkaos (Comment 8) : Or maybe side step a gap to find contact.

    I said it earlier, hopefully he has been let go to reduce congestion in the loose forwards and thus encourage the twins to resign, them knowing that they are certain starters. Rob said earlier the in the week, the twins signed short contracts as 1. the Sharks sucked in 2015 and 2. They were conscious about all the Journeyman loosies signed ahead of them. That’s 2 journeymen down. I feel with the loss of Marcel, keeping the twins is integral to the Sharks SR campaign in 2017.

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.05.16 10:41:22 by Hulk Reply

  • Wow ok, didn’t see that coming. Was looking forward to seeing him play for the sharks, now I’m glad he didn’t get to wear our jersey

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.05.16 10:49:23 by RuckingFun Reply

  • I doubt they wouldve let him go for free in mid season. If we did sell him, then well done. With du Preez’s, vd Walt, Deysel, Keegan, Terra etc I doubt he wouldve added much bang for buck.

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.05.16 10:59:20 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 12) : I doubt any money changed hands…Bulls would just pay out the remainder of his super rugby contract so no monetary win for the Sharks.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.05.16 11:02:07 by SheldonK Reply

  • Let me be the ray of positiveness here today! Great news as this opens up playing spots (and money) for true Sharks players like Terra, Franna and Majola to really show they’re fit and ready to step up and add cover for the twins, Deysel, Keegan and the Ginger Ninja!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.05.16 11:02:29 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 14) : Hate to tell you but Potgieter is a lot better than all of Terra, Franna and Majola. He was sorely needed. Sharks lightweights will get shown up im afraid…

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.05.16 11:03:54 by SheldonK Reply

  • @JD (Comment 14) : also guys don’t forget all the valuable experience that our medical staff gained by practicing their skills on these two players!

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.05.16 11:11:10 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 16) : Im not too sure about our medical staff to honest…Mapoe was apparently horribly crocked and definitely couldnt play but leaves and then looks fully fit for Lions duty, PSDT could barely make a full game whilst in Durban but leaves and hasnt looked like getting injured at all. Bothma was nowhere near playing apparently whilst in Durban but leaves and within a week or so is playing. Potgieter was apparently out till maybe after the Internationals but Bulls say he will play in the next fortnight now….so how good are our medics really?

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.05.16 11:14:43 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 15) : not so sure about that as he was always only going to be around for this season and seeing as he has not played one minute yet only people that would miss him is the medical staff.

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.05.16 11:18:23 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 18) : The issue i have is the bad business the Sharks have done here. We dearly need him…especially as a no.4 lock or flank, he is a very good player. Why can the Bulls get him on a 2yr contract with no Jap escape but not the Sharks? Its just bad business from the Sharks. The Sharks pack have been beaten up in the last 2 years barring the odd game, so players of his calibre are sorely needed

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.05.16 11:26:11 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 19) : who knows if he was willing to sign a two year deal with the Sharks? Yes it’s not nice and if he signed with the Bulls then so be it and there’s nothing we can do so I’d rather concentrate (for today) on the good things that it brings!

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.05.16 11:32:43 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 20) : The only good thing i see is our medical staff having a bit more free time. Not much else im afraid and watching that Sharks XV replay last night has not left me very optimistic…so please share your good things

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.05.16 11:34:56 by SheldonK Reply

  • Pretty ironic that Mapoe is mentioned, as the manner in which the Sharks went about his acquisition didn’t exactly cover the Sharks in glory.
    Maybe a case of the Sharks unscrupulous manner of getting plays, sometimes biting them in the derrière!
    Read Alberts, Mapoe, etc

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.05.16 11:38:26 by KingCheetah Reply

  • I say you can’t miss something you never had. So …meh…..

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.05.16 11:41:15 by coolfusion Reply

  • I say try to sign dupreez boys. Bring Keegan and Jean back into the fold at the very least Keegan. Then write old jackpot off.

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.05.16 11:42:45 by coolfusion Reply

  • In the professional soccer leagues the player is subjected to a full medical before signing and then a second one before joining,obviously we have quite naive people handling theist the Sharks,Potgieter arrived crocked,somebody is responsible for that.

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.05.16 11:43:40 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 25) : Apparently we signed him and then let him carry on playing in Japan where he got injured. But yeh i agree with you.

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.05.16 11:45:01 by SheldonK Reply

  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 12) : This guy is unfortunately a very good and versatile player able to cover all the loose options as well as lock,he is the ideal tour utility man

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.05.16 11:46:48 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 26) : Yup the contract should be subject to the [email protected]SheldonK (Comment 26) : edition you arrive in.

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.05.16 11:48:16 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 27) : What i want to see now is if we sign a replacement? Im not holding thumbs for Ruan Botha returning as it seems our injured signings leave as soon as they fit…

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.05.16 11:52:39 by SheldonK Reply

  • This is not reflecting well on the blokes running the contracting at the Sharks.

    I always thought Pottie was a bit of a nut case when he played for the Bulls, but I thought the Waratahs taught him to be a more complete player. This behaviour does not say a lot for his character though.

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.05.16 11:54:48 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Only people to blame here are the Sharks. Terrible contracting hurting us consistently.

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.05.16 11:55:11 by Nostraseth Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 29) : Terra looked quite sharp when he came on and the Ginger Ninja should be back soon,Botha is nearly back,depending on Deysels condition we are in good shape from 4 to 8

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.05.16 11:57:04 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 32) : Terra and Van Der Walt are nice linking players but they not exactly going to stop mauls or move bodies at rucks etc. Hoping im wrong but i cant help get the feeling that we are a bit too lightweight in terms of power

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.05.16 12:00:38 by SheldonK Reply

  • Wow!!! 😯

    What a way to start the day. Jacques leaving, Willie probably leaving, and who knows about the DuP twins.

    Wednesday is Hump Day Rob, it’s supposed to be fun 😉

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.05.16 12:02:46 by StevieS Reply
  • @SheldonK: I’m 100% with you on this.wiLl be a massive loss to the sharks.genuine quality player at 4 and 7.agree he is a better player than the ones called as his replacement.huge mistake by the sharks.

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.05.16 12:03:18 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 33) : yes.

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.05.16 12:05:26 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 33) : I think you underestimate Lewies and the twins in terms of sheer power add Botha,and you ‘ve got some serious piano movers

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.05.16 12:07:36 by The hound Reply
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  • If this happens ,then the bulls will have made 1 good and 1 excellent signing at the sharks expense the past 3 months.

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.05.16 12:07:36 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 37) : and potgieter.his value is his versatlity to play outstanding at no4 (think oosthuizen and his work load) and no7.huge loss.I actually expect the sharks to explain to the supporters exactly how this came about.

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.05.16 12:10:51 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 39) : I think I said that in comment 27.

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.05.16 12:13:04 by The hound Reply
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  • So just looking at a team of guys that have left recently:
    1. Dont think anyone 2. Bismark 3. Jannie 4. Astle 5. PSDT 6. Coetzee 7. Potgieter 8. Bothma 9. Wright 10. Zeilinga 11. SP Marais 12. Steyn 13. Dont think anyone 14. JPP 15. Van Tonder. Thats just off the top of my head. Not saying they all would be no.1 in their positions but just interesting to note.

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.05.16 12:14:00 by SheldonK Reply

  • Potgieter was a junior player at the sharks,as was bothma.let one has already left and the second one might be on his way too.

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.05.16 12:14:39 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 37) : Oh no im not underestimating at all…more like im praying the twins and Lewies stay fit. Im not convinced by Botha yet…need to see him play more. But outside of those 3 guys who else? Will need them to play every minute of every game then.

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.05.16 12:16:08 by SheldonK Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 40) : then my comment just emphasises the calibre of player the sharks have lost.

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.05.16 12:16:31 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 43) : Botha is the genuine article,he’s better than Elstadt and thats a hard man.Thomas is still for me the brightest prospect inSouth African rugby,Chilli is a very good signing and they both have oodles of dog fuck.Don’t forget Deysel can’t ignore him in the hard man stakes

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.05.16 12:22:08 by The hound Reply
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  • I think the fact remains that the recent losses of Bismark,PSDT, Bothma and Potgieter have meant that the Sharks have lost a lot of firepower up front recently….and yes there are others at the Sharks that can play those positions…but they arent of the same quality im afraid.

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.05.16 12:23:16 by SheldonK Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 44) : Agree he is the versatile tour man we lack,but i would be cautious to add calibre of player to that mans C.V, unless its accompanied in brackets with does not apply to his integrity or moral character.

  • Comment 47, posted at 18.05.16 12:25:00 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 45) : potgieter would have been starting no7 if he was not injured.

  • Comment 48, posted at 18.05.16 12:26:07 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 47) : would like to know exactly how this came about.has it been confirmed yet?

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.05.16 12:27:08 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 45) : I know Botha is rated highly but i do need to actually see him produce that for the Sharks. I think there is an issue with Thomas as he barely played for the CC side on the weekend too. Chilliboy looks in decent shape but also another that i need to see play more. Deysel is very injury prone so i wont be counting him…cant remember when last he played 3 consecutive games. I guess the impact Potgieter would have had will only be seen when he plays against us…

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.05.16 12:27:46 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 46) : I watched Bismarck,Jannie and Frans playing for Montpellier the other night and had a little smile that thank God they are not playing for us anymore.They are all quality players but I get the impression when they are playing its all about them,not the team or anyone else,and am quite pleased that they are not playing on my team.

  • Comment 51, posted at 18.05.16 12:29:21 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 50) : that is not a pleasant thought.

  • Comment 52, posted at 18.05.16 12:30:19 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 51) : Other than scrum stability i dont think Jannie offers much anymore. Bismark was very good that game..but yeh as you say he is just playing for the cheque not the team. What was interesting is that Jake WHite has assembled a team there that are all good at playing his game plan…and its definitely working. Just shows how important selection is. And perhaps with the loss of some muscle perhaps the sharks needs to look at playing a quick lighter loose trio and put the heavier chaps in tight 5 only.

  • Comment 53, posted at 18.05.16 12:33:32 by SheldonK Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 51) : sorry but I don’t get the same feeling about them.they have the scars to show their commitment to the sharks.frans was a capped bok at 19 because of his prodigious talent.

  • Comment 54, posted at 18.05.16 12:33:55 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • JackPot playing the way he did for the Waratahs would have been an excellent option for the Sharks.
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaay better skills than the twine who frankly have pineapples for hands.

  • Comment 55, posted at 18.05.16 12:34:44 by Loosehead Reply

  • Imo it would have been ideal to keep both the twins and potgieter.

  • Comment 56, posted at 18.05.16 12:39:45 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 54) : Rugby is a team game,and as the Highlanders showed last year it is teams that win not stars,those three have no conception of a playing for a team.As good as they are and they are, I am quite happy they aren’t playing for us anymore.

  • Comment 57, posted at 18.05.16 12:41:29 by The hound Reply
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  • @Loosehead (Comment 55) : agree that potgieter would have been 1st choice no7 and also pushing at no4.

  • Comment 58, posted at 18.05.16 12:41:43 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • Ahh yes, I asked the question a week or so back as to when he will be leaving. I still joked and said he’ll leave once he is 100% fit. And then this happens, I should have rather player Lotto last week.

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.05.16 12:44:25 by Farlington Reply

  • @Farlington (Comment 59) : So its all your fault then 😉

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.05.16 12:45:54 by SheldonK Reply

  • With the Bulls signing both Bothma and Potgieter…i wonder if there are any quality young guys with itchy feet at that Union now?

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.05.16 12:50:24 by SheldonK Reply

  • Ok the loss of Potgieter might be less than ideal but then again he has not contributed to the Sharks of 2016 anyway. He only had a contract with us for Super Rugby right? So besides the “investment” loss we suffered, he was never going to be a long term prospect.

    The loss of the twins on the other hand is a lot more worrying. I really hope that the Sharks can pull something out of the hat and secure these youngsters for at least 2 years.

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.05.16 13:23:48 by Farlington Reply

  • Never liked him in any case.

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.05.16 13:31:36 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 61) : the bulls still chasing lood?

  • Comment 64, posted at 18.05.16 13:33:01 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 64) : Think he turned them down already and signed for a year with the Cheetahs

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.05.16 13:39:50 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Dragnipur (Comment 63) : he joined the sharks as a junior after school .think he wanted to play for the sharks then.need to know why the player would sign for the sharks in 2015,only to sign for the bulls in 2016 without playing a game for the sharks.I’m sure the bulls chased his signature back in 2015 too.if this happens I expect the sharks to give full disclosure to the supporters.

  • Comment 66, posted at 18.05.16 13:44:09 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • Not sure if there is really a contracting issue of malperfomance by the Sharks here. We signed the guy before the end of the season, as is usual. He got seriously injured at the end, and now he is choosing to leave about 2-3 months early. How big an issue is this?

    How must Ulster feel about Marcel Coetzee?

    @Farlington (Comment 62) :
    Sums it up for me.

  • Comment 67, posted at 18.05.16 13:44:23 by Big Fish Reply
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  • potgieter was signed on a 2 year superrugby deal by the he is leaving with a season and a bit left without having even played a game.

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.05.16 13:54:53 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 65) : wow .. turning down the boelle ! big move that

  • Comment 69, posted at 18.05.16 14:02:31 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 67) : Same thoughts here. I’m having difficulty in understanding why this could be fault with Sharks mgmt. It’s not like any SA franchise can put ultra strict contracts that don’t leave the players with any options. Else they may find themselves in a position where no good player in their right mind would consider signing a contract.

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.05.16 14:10:03 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 70) : yes after reading the statement from john smit,it does seem like it is no fault of the sharks union.

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.05.16 14:12:29 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 71) : Yeah … seems like you might be right about a certain factor we hadn’t considered.

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.05.16 14:20:25 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 69) : I think mister Strauli needs to check those Lions contracts…i think some could also be looking at pastures up north if the Boks dont come calling…

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.05.16 14:27:29 by SheldonK Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 71) : The question was how do you sign injured players ,surely you need to do a medical before finalising the contract.
    This guy arrived injured and never played one minute of rugby for us,yet he took up space in our medical facilities,and enjoyed the care and rehabilitation treatment at whose expense,
    Please man someone at the Sharks management got taken for a ride.

  • Comment 74, posted at 18.05.16 14:32:43 by The hound Reply
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  • My day just got better!Never liked the guy,imho he is overrated and a huge windgat!Now throw some dosh at them twins!

  • Comment 75, posted at 18.05.16 14:36:13 by BarendL Reply
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  • Very well put Mr Rob

  • Comment 76, posted at 18.05.16 15:08:49 by benji Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 71) : Where is this statement, I saw something on the official Sharks sight but got nothing from that.

  • Comment 77, posted at 18.05.16 15:17:16 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 74) : Its a bummer but any player could do himself a long term injury in the last minute of the last game he is playing for his old team before moving on, ditto a new signing picking up a long term injury in the opening game of the season for his new team (Botha).

  • Comment 78, posted at 18.05.16 15:26:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 67) : I am confident there was sufficient insurance in place to cover his salary and costs before he picked up the injury and financially this could have turned into a benefit for the union

  • Comment 79, posted at 18.05.16 15:39:15 by Kabouter Reply

  • How many players have the sharks purchased to assist them with their recoveries just to lose them shortly after they have recovered: Mapoe, Pieter Steph Du Toit, Potgieter and don’t forget SP who had full access to our facilities at no cost while he recovered.

    The funny thing about Potgieter, is that the sharks official magazine done this massive article on him stating how he is now the “man” to stand in for Marcel. Excellent!!!

  • Comment 80, posted at 18.05.16 20:42:27 by BluffShark Reply

  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 78) : There is a massive difference between the two,thats why the soccer guys do the medical after the last game has been played for the previous club.That way you don’t buy lemons.
    Are you suggesting Botha also arrived injured?

  • Comment 81, posted at 18.05.16 21:12:07 by The hound Reply
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  • Personally I think this guy is shot,he will play one or two games for the Bulls forcing out a player like Arno Botha,then get injured again,and this time next year he will be playing musical chairs on the bench at the Kings with Vleis.

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.05.16 21:39:44 by The hound Reply
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  • @BluffShark (Comment 80) : you’re on the right track with your statement but the players named does not fall into this category. Mapoe was never signed by the Sharks. Yes he trained in Durban but he was contracted to the Cheetahs and the Sharks tried to get him out of the contract with some sort of a loophole but it did not work, PSDT got injured whilst playing for the Sharks and SP was allowed to use the facilities as sign of good faith as he was not getting paid by the Kings and after all he was a Sharks player so personally I think it was the right thing to do.

  • Comment 83, posted at 18.05.16 22:09:21 by JD Reply
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  • @BluffShark (Comment 80) : as for the article in the Sharks magazine all I can say is talk is cheap!!!

  • Comment 84, posted at 18.05.16 22:16:27 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 81) : No, not at all on the Botha injury. I think he picked up his injury in our first game.

    One can only hope that there is some form of system compensation of some sort is afforded to the team buying a player that then arrives with an injury.

  • Comment 85, posted at 19.05.16 09:05:42 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 85) : once again it’s about the contract that was signed and we all know who usually holds the power when it comes to negotiating contracts. Also with rugby being a contact sport I do think it’s a risk you take when you sign a player.

  • Comment 86, posted at 19.05.16 09:31:49 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 85) : Im sure Botha was carrying some niggle when he first arrived? He recovered and then got this injury.

  • Comment 87, posted at 19.05.16 09:36:57 by SheldonK Reply

  • @JD (Comment 86) : Where is Solomon when you need him.

    Im getting the feeling that in many instances it boils down to the integrity of the individual as to how he approaches offers. Jackpot could always have told the Bulls etc to piss off because he has done f-all but take a salary from and would at least like to repay them by seeing his contract out. On the other the Sharks may be more than happy to see the back of the chap for whatever reason and are only too happy to let him go.

  • Comment 88, posted at 19.05.16 10:12:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 87) : Now that you mention it, its starting to ring a bell.

  • Comment 89, posted at 19.05.16 10:13:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 89) : Im not dead certain of it but it does kinda ring a bell that he only resumed training later due to i think an ankle thing

  • Comment 90, posted at 19.05.16 10:25:57 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 88) : seems as if the last sentence could be spot on as Rob made a similar type of comment!

  • Comment 91, posted at 19.05.16 10:55:26 by JD Reply
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