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Buzz

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PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 12:00:00

Good news in Durban that Pieter is staying. Sharks have pulled an Ace out there sleeve there. This Youngster will be a great one day and a pairing with Eben will have the Springboks riding high. Strangely though, Eben is the only tight five Bok in WP, prehaps he should look at a move.


clevermike

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 12:18:22
Buzz

As a Shark supporter I am really delighted to hear that Pieter-Steph is staying with the Sharks - they must have made him a really good offer - compared to what the Bulls and Stormers offered him. He was th only real lock of substance this year and at 21 years of age - he will definitely go places.

What is the situation with his injury - will he be fit for the CR starting on 17 August? I think they said he would be off for three months as from 20 May 2013 and he should be ready by that date. Any info - we cannot go into the CR without him and Etzebeth. The rest of our locks is nothing to write home about.


CleanCut

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 12:30:00

 

I'm just pleased he didn't go to the Bulls.

 

Mr Lightyear - who do you support?

 

Be advised that your next response will make or break any potential friendship we may have ... so choose your words carefully.

 

Kapeesh??

 

 


Bok -Bef$K

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 12:31:37

As a Bulls fan I am not so delighted to hear this. ; )

 

Anyway can't wait to see him regain full fitness, like mike stated we need him and Eben in the CR.


Bok -Bef$K

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 12:33:09

Buzz from which source did you hear the news


Buzz

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 12:36:52

I have been a Sharks fan ever since i was a twinkle in my dads eye ! ( do i shield my head now with my arms as the Forum goes mad ? )

 

Mike , I dont think Pieter will feature for the Boks this year, i would expect him to become a more prominant player as of next year. With Wentzel coming to Durban i expect him to be schooled well and given real insight, not to say the Bulls couldnt offer him that, but i think he will be made a key member and things built around him.


Buzz

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 12:45:55

Bok -bef$k...its all over twitter and the Sharks website

 

The Sharks are pleased to announce that Pieter-Steph du Toit has reaffirmed his commitment to The Sharks by re-signing for a further two years.

John Smit, The Sharks CEO stated, “Pieter-Steph has shown great promise and he has had a positive impact on the team since joining the senior set-up. We are thrilled that he has reaffirmed his commitment to The Sharks.”

The Sharks Commercial Manager, Rudolf Straeuli added, “We are delighted to have secured the signature of a player of the calibre of Pieter-Steph. We not only identified him, but he has also been developed through The Sharks Academy. He has a bright future ahead of him.”

Pieter - Steph said, "As a twenty year old rugby player I am living my dream and I am extremely privileged to be identified by The Sharks as a player who can play a role in the province going forward. I will continue to learn from the many experienced players in our team and I hope that I can make the contribution required and expected of me. I will work as hard as I can and always do my best for The Sharks."


CleanCut

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 12:53:08

 

You can also read the whole story on - http://www.superxv.com


CleanCut

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 12:59:03

BUZZ, MY MAN!!!

 

HOWZIT BROE!!!!

 

WELCOME TO THIS BOARD!!!!

 

 


Buzz

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 13:23:46

Well thats a relief.


clevermike

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 13:32:03
Buzz

I hope you are wrong about Du Toit only coming into the picture only next year. My problem - aside from Etzebeth - we have serious problems at lock. Flip van der Merwe. is bog ordinanry - Kruger is nothing worth mentioning and Bekker is off to Japan. The only locks with a bit of vooma aside from Pieter-Steph is really even less advanced than he is (De Jager and Bulbring). I think there is a vacancy already and the sooner PSDT steps into it - the better. He can learn like Etzebeth as the series progresses.


Buzz

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 13:39:06

Mike , I would suggest that we need to mange the lad instead of just throwing him in during the RC, he will only get a few drips of Currie Cup rugby and we need to be sure he is conditioned correctly. Prehaps end of year he will feature but RC I dont see him starting. prehaps bench , but that would be a stretch.


Ceradyne

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 13:45:39

I agree that PSTD should not be thrown in the deep end too soon. Give Marco Wentzel some time to work with him and sort him out. In Wentzel, I believe that the Sharks has the second best line-out coach in available in SA, and I am not being windgat because I am a Bulls supporter. I really do rate Marco Wentzel. The Sharks made a very sharp move in getting him into the mix, and had it nor been for the fact that Marco will be with the Sharks, I would have said it was a daft move by Du Toit move not to go to the Bulls and have to opportunity to work with Victor Matfield.


CleanCut

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 13:45:48

I found Mallets comment earlier this year quite interesting where he predicted that Du Toit would be injured before the end of the season.

 

He said that Du Toit was playing hopelessly too much rugby and that his young body, especially the size of it, was still maturing and wasn't being given sufficient rest to cope with the intensity of Super Rugby week in week out..

 

Next thing ... he was injured ... as predicted

 

I reckon this lay off would do him the world of good, based on Malletts comment.

 


Saffex

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 13:46:55
The Sharks signing of Marco Wentzel is pathetic. The guy is 34 has always been an average player and is now and average player who is well past it.

Is this Smit and Venter's vision for the Sharks future - a washed up never been at lock. Short sightedness of the highest order and a pathetic investment


Buzz

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 13:54:32

I would have said that consideration by all parties like Venter as Director of Rugby, Smit as CEO and the coaching set up would have done their homework on Wentzel before making this move. He will take a lead as a more coachig type bit part player A girl. Dont write off this move.


CleanCut

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 14:09:05

 

Common, Dave ... obviously Wentzel is to be brought in as a coach and not as a player.

 

Thought that much was clear.


Ceradyne

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 14:19:33

 Dave is not know as one with very high regard for hard facts. Wentzel was brought in for the CC only, whereafter he will become involved in coaching.


clevermike

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RE: PSDT Bucks Bulls advances and stays with the Sharks
July 19, 2013, 16:58:36
Buzz

This from Tomas (Old Cruz) in respect of PSDT:-

"I would rather have Pieter-Steph du Toit. Immense workrate, increased mobility, good lineout executions, and solid defense. I've known PSDT for quite some time now, and he's one of the toughest scrummagers I've played with (and against). Not only does he put in a great first hit, his great technique helps him absorb the first shove and keeps the frontrowers steady and balanced. He would be IMO a great addition to the Bok setup. Another player I'd love to see involved in the future is JD Schickerling."

I think that Tomas is correct in that assessment and I also think that Meyer is aware of it. Maybe Mallett has a point though. They played Etzebeth continuously last year and this year he had a rather serious injury. PSDT had a few injuries already - none too serious though.

This guy JP (Jakkals) Schickerling is still at school - but according to all reports he is really exceptionally talented and something special and another youngster we will hear a lot about in future. Despite the fact that he was not in Craven week - he was chosen for the SA schools team to play France and England in August and will no doubt feature in the UWC next year. The Sharks should try and snare him as well - but I suppose the Stormers will try to ensure that he remains in the Cape as a future partner for Etzebeth.


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