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Beeno1

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Sharks on recruitment drive
April 09, 2013, 17:00:14

Ex Keo

News from the Sharks camp is that the injury problem that we reported on yesterday has seen Sharks management jump into a recruitment drive.

Sharksworld.co.za reports that the Sharks have requested Lions players Jaco Kriel and Andries Coetzee to join training to try out for the Sharks Super Rugby squad. Both these 23 year olds are talented, but their involvement in the Sharks’ Super Rugby campaign depends on their performance at training, and perhaps even in a Vodacom Cup match.

Kriel’s call up indicates that Jacques Botes’ injury is as serious as first expected, a broken arm, but that will only be confirmed at a press conference later today. Coetzee will be a direct replacement for Louis Ludik, who seems set on missing the rest of the Super Rugby season.

Kriel will start training with the team this week while Coetzee completes the last week of his rehab before starting full training next week. It appears that both players are being looked at to tour with the squad as they both have Super Rugby experience, Coetzee being able to cover both fullback and wing while Kriel is a like-for-like replacement for Botes.

The players will both be happy to get game time after the Lions’ tour of the USA was cancelled last week, due to a lack of funding and the realisation that the opposition will not be worth the money spent.

Good move by Plum - we may have to follow this example and look around look around. Lions player should have all joined Suyper 15 franchises apart from the queens of course.


clevermike

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RE: Sharks on recruitment drive
April 09, 2013, 17:12:00

Beeno

Keo is a nut--case and so are you.  Plumtree is apparently desperate.

Virtually all the Lions players that went to other franchises was at best poor to average.   Will these two be any different?  I doubt it very much.


Saffex

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RE: Sharks on recruitment drive
April 09, 2013, 18:41:52

 Actually Coetzee and Kriel are good players. Both youngsters who made impressions with the Lions. I was very impressed with Coetzee at fullback.......has good speed and step and always looks to attack. He is a bit on the light side though. Given Ludik is out for months it makes sense to bring him on board.

 

Same can be said of Kriel, a handy fetcher who will replace Botes, in fact he is better than Botes

 


Saffex

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RE: Sharks on recruitment drive
April 09, 2013, 18:41:53

 Actually Coetzee and Kriel are good players. Both youngsters who made impressions with the Lions. I was very impressed with Coetzee at fullback.......has good speed and step and always looks to attack. He is a bit on the light side though. Given Ludik is out for months it makes sense to bring him on board.

 

Same can be said of Kriel, a handy fetcher who will replace Botes, in fact he is better than Botes

 


carpetmuncher

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RE: Sharks on recruitment drive
April 10, 2013, 11:59:39

OMW keo the coke ranger strikes again with some propaganda ???/ recruitment drive ? the sharks injuries are huge and this more emergency measure than anything else. both players will really enjoy the open enviroment that plums and the sharks have created. allowing players to think in SA rugby is a rare thing. hope AC and meyer is watching


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