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Ollie: Deysel 'phenomenal'

2011-06-21 15:16

Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer

Cape Town - Blindside flank Jean Deysel will play a vital role in the Sharks' quest to down the Crusaders in their Vodacom Super Rugby playoff match at Nelson on Saturday.

So says an old Sharks battering ram of a slightly different kind, burly loosehead prop Ollie le Roux.

The Springbok front-ranker scored a brace of tries in the last quest by the men from Durban to conquer the Crusaders in a straight knockout fixture - the semi-final of 1998 in Christchurch, when the hosts edged it 36-32 despite being outscored 5-4 in try terms.

Le Roux remembers bumping off Mark Hammett, the Crusaders' All Black-capped hooker, en route to one of his dot-downs, but says ruefully that Andrew Mehrtens's polished tactical and place-kicking made the difference in that encounter.

He finds it hard to bet against the Crusaders coming out on top this weekend, as he believes the New Zealanders are "a good finals team" with a long-established culture of excellence.

"They just do a lot of things right in their system, and really play for the joy of rugby. Their culture even allows some unsung players, or ones who have perhaps been rejected elsewhere, to shine.

"I remember how Mac (then-coach Ian McIntosh) tried to convince us all those years back that Norm Berryman was too fat to be a factor on the wing against us, and he scored a couple of tries in each of the games we played against them in successive weeks (a Durban round-robin meeting immediately preceded the semi-final).

"So never judge a book by its cover!"

Le Roux says an "immense effort" will be required if the Sharks are to prevail, but says the "phenomenal" Deysel, and similarly in-your-face hooker Bismarck du Plessis, will be essential tools in the bid to throw the Crusaders off their normally elegant stride.

"He and Bissie will have to smash into them and steal some balls. It will also be important that the Sharks don't concede possession themselves.

"The Crusaders are a clever team in that they actually allow you metres, but they're very fit and wait for the one turnover at a ruck from which they can strike back at you.

"The Sharks showed a lot of character in their Loftus win last weekend, but I do struggle to put my money on them for this one, even if someone like JP (Pietersen) is playing exceptional rugby and making big line-breaks.

"But it'll be a good scrap and I can hardly wait for it."
 

Sport24

Comments
  • Ace Ventura - 2011-06-21 15:20

    Kyk die ou se gesig. Hy lyk soos pudding.

      Durban Dave - 2011-06-21 15:27

      like ur face - sorry your sorry blue butt took someone else's pic :)

      Asterman - 2011-06-21 15:30

      En jy soos Malema se gat.....

      Frik - 2011-06-21 16:19

      Hahahahha Ace toe ek dit sien toe dink ek aan cheese burgers...

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-21 16:23

      Sharks by 7+

      GILLBERT - 2011-06-21 16:50

      frik toe ek dink sien toe dog ek spur burger hahaha

      Aitsa - 2011-06-21 20:24

      Aaag julle arme drommels, hierdie man het al baie harder manne in die o"e gekyk voor 'n scrap, baie meer as julle. Ek is 'n Kapenaar, maar Olla is 'n rugbyman en die meeste van julle is maar net histeriese ouens op soek na iets om Maandag om die koffiekan oor te staan en gesels

      Theuns - 2011-06-22 04:52

      @Ace..lol...jy laat my lekker lag...Wag ek kry nog n BURGER... Sak Sarel pa wil bok skiet...lol

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-22 07:42

      Deysel is a power machine... He is raw power... He isn't a thug (Bakkies) he is just a power house rugby player.. Dam i'm excited... GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SHARRRRRRKIIEES!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOPA

  • Durban Dave - 2011-06-21 15:26

    like ur face - sorry your sorry blue butt took someone else's pic :)

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-21 15:29

      Huh?

  • fahja - 2011-06-21 15:28

    us sharks supporters have faith, even if its a mighty mountain to climb im still behind my team! come on sharks!!!!

      Theuns - 2011-06-22 04:54

      As long as you climb over the "Drakenberg" towards the South and not the North then i'm with you mate...

  • LIoyd - 2011-06-21 15:31

    Ollie is my sugar daddy! Yummmm!

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-21 15:36

      Fake

      Joe Soap - 2011-06-21 18:58

      @Ace - well spotted, we all know Lloyd is into SBW...

      Paddy - 2011-06-23 00:13

      more into Bakkies ans Spies the stupid little twit!

      Paddy - 2011-06-23 00:13

      Lloyd looks like Irene van Dyk...lovechild?

  • Anneleen - 2011-06-21 15:33

    ...phenomenal..."fin"omenaal...to the Sharks squad...you do us proud...supporting you always, everywhere, and in any game you play. And in the name of good sportmanship...good luck to both teams!!!

  • Jozee - 2011-06-21 15:34

    wat weet hy in elk geval van rugby af??

  • gooinat - 2011-06-21 15:37

    Ollie knows more about Spur Burgers than anyone else,so don;t underestimate what he is saying!!!!!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-21 15:39

      @Gooinat - Hehehehehe, remember those pathetic tv ads. Blast from the past.

      gooinat - 2011-06-21 15:42

      Yeah Saffa,I remember them,the ads that Spies is in really takes the cake though:):)

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-21 16:01

      Gooinat - Spies's Outsurance ad is the one that had the All Blacks crying with laughter at a restaurant in Sandton last year....before the "huge test".

      gooinat - 2011-06-21 16:05

      Saffa,hehehe,I still say they used a body double for that ad,far to much contact in the ad for Spies:):)

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-21 16:07

      ROTFLMAO :)

      gooinat - 2011-06-21 16:10

      Have a good evening Saffa,chat tomorrow:):)Bye Ace rgds to Sonny Bill and Sunny Bill

      Lloyd - 2011-06-21 16:22

      Ace's two sons are called bunny bill and funny bill.

      Aitsa - 2011-06-21 20:28

      Since everybody complains about News24 all the time (I want them to make you take a brief IQ test before you're allowed to post) how about his one: they need a house comedian. Because let's face it, you dumb d*&ses suck at humour?

      Paddy - 2011-06-23 00:14

      Spies is n dom d@@s!

  • pcpcoetzee89 - 2011-06-21 15:58

    OLLIE talks BOLLIE ...again!

  • seansauk - 2011-06-21 16:13

    Stormers all the way, but for a 80 minutes on Sat I will be one of the biggest Sharks supporters around... Love to see 2 SA sides in the finals... man can dream can't he?

      Frik - 2011-06-21 16:20

      Go SAders!!! GO SAnny Bill!!

      Shadow - 2011-06-21 16:32

      Frik and Ace heres a link to NZ rugby forums, just thought you might be lost, so enjoy. http://www.nzrugby.co.nz/forums

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 16:35

      I am copy/pasting "Stomer4eva" comment here for all to see. i HAD A BIT OF FREE TIME ON MY HANDS AND CHECKED THROUGH ALL THE HOSPITALS IN CANADA FOR A DOCTOR OF SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE , GUESS WHAT NONE , NOT ONE , SO I WONDER WHERE OLD EFFEL ( DOWWE DUANE) IS SITUATED - BLUE BULLS ARE CLOWNS Now this is a man who reckons he kinda knows it all and is of above average IQ: NO SA doctors in the ALL OF CANADA! Do you know how many provinces there are in Canada? Since you've searched ALL hospitals (there must be thousands) can you please name them all to us? Have you tried College of Physicians and surgeons of British Columbia or www.ratedmd.com? Man I knew you were never gonna transplant human brains, but holy, now you've really hit your name with a plank!!!!

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-06-21 18:58

      Duane het die volgende: http://www.minddisorders.com/Del-Fi/Factitious-disorder.html SYMPTOMS OF FACTITIOUS DISORDER IN ADULTS OR ADOLESCENTS. Reasons for suspecting factitious disorder include: * The individual's history is vague and inconsistent; or the individual has a long medical record with many admissions at different hospitals in different cities. * The patient has an unusual knowledge of medical terminology or describes the illness as if they are reciting a textbook description of it. * The patient is employed in a medical or hospital-related occupation. * Pseudologia fantastica , a Latin phrase for "uncontrollable lying," is a condition in which the individual provides fantastic descriptions of events that never took place. * The patient visits emergency rooms at times such as holidays or late Friday afternoons when experienced staff are not usually present and obtaining old medical records is difficult. * The patient's behavior is controlling, attention-seeking, hostile, or disruptive. * The symptoms are present only when the patient thinks he or she is being watched. * The patient is abusing substances, particularly prescription pain-killers or tranquilizers. * The course of the "illness" fluctuates, or complications develop with unusual speed

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-21 20:37

      Dankie Shadow, maar ek kan nie Ingels lees of skryf nie.

      Paddy - 2011-06-23 00:16

      Nee ou pel check weer ek ken hope SA dokters in Kanada.Een ding is verseker EFFEL is nie eers n hulp verpleegster nie.Hoogstens n ambulans drywer of sekuriteits wag.

  • Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 16:35

    I am copy/pasting "Stomer4eva" comment here for all to see. i HAD A BIT OF FREE TIME ON MY HANDS AND CHECKED THROUGH ALL THE HOSPITALS IN CANADA FOR A DOCTOR OF SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE , GUESS WHAT NONE , NOT ONE , SO I WONDER WHERE OLD EFFEL ( DOWWE DUANE) IS SITUATED - BLUE BULLS ARE CLOWNS Now this is a man who reckons he kinda knows it all and is of above average IQ: NO SA doctors in the ALL OF CANADA! Do you know how many provinces there are in Canada? Since you've searched ALL hospitals (there must be thousands) can you please name them all to us? Have you tried College of Physicians and surgeons of British Columbia or www.ratedmd.com? Man I knew you were never gonna transplant human brains, but holy, now you've really hit your name with a plank!!!!

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 16:39

      And the best, little SAFFA is like a foxterrier with Stome4eva, man LOTS of bark, ZERO bite, just trying to be in and denying that other people here might have 10 times his income and 40 times his IQ

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-21 17:15

      @Dowwe Duane - other people here might earn 10 times what I do, and have a superior IQ (40 times superior) - but NOT you mate. What I do know, is that your EQ (you do know what this being a 'medical man' and all?) is as low as your self image. I care less if you have $1 or $10000000 - as class, decency and social skills can not be bought, or picked up on Ebay. Before I bid you farewell, 2 things. I am a she, not a he....and the only thing I have in common with 'fox terriers' as per your comment, is that like female dogs, I can be a bi@tch. Cheerio.

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-06-21 18:58

      http://www.minddisorders.com/Del-Fi/Factitious-disorder.html SYMPTOMS OF FACTITIOUS DISORDER IN ADULTS OR ADOLESCENTS. Reasons for suspecting factitious disorder include: * The individual's history is vague and inconsistent; or the individual has a long medical record with many admissions at different hospitals in different cities. * The patient has an unusual knowledge of medical terminology or describes the illness as if they are reciting a textbook description of it. * The patient is employed in a medical or hospital-related occupation. * Pseudologia fantastica , a Latin phrase for "uncontrollable lying," is a condition in which the individual provides fantastic descriptions of events that never took place. * The patient visits emergency rooms at times such as holidays or late Friday afternoons when experienced staff are not usually present and obtaining old medical records is difficult. * The patient's behavior is controlling, attention-seeking, hostile, or disruptive. * The symptoms are present only when the patient thinks he or she is being watched. * The patient is abusing substances, particularly prescription pain-killers or tranquilizers. * The course of the "illness" fluctuates, or complications develop with unusual speed

      Karoobloed - 2011-06-21 19:08

      Dowwe "Dokter" se jou wat - synde dat ons nou almal weet waar jou woonstel is, hoeveel dit gekos het, hoeveel jy verdien, wat jou motors is ens. - wat van jou naam sodat ons dit kan opsoek by die BC College? Andersins gaan ons bly twyfel - want daar is nie soiets soos "Vancouver Beach" nie, en jy klink verskriklik grof vir 'n iemand wat aanspraak maak dat hy professioneel is. Toenou ou Doffie :)

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 20:17

      @SAFFA Thanks, just wanted you to acknowledge that. Don't be opinionated about things you know zero about.

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 20:20

      @karoobloed Jy vat ok maar 'n tydjie om te registreer ne, dis nou die 3e keer wat ek noem ek het nie gese die plek se naam is Vancouver beach nie, ek het gese ek het 'n beach view in die Vancouver omgewing. Maar anyway, redelik tipies, jy speel nou rondom die werklike onderwerp. 1+1= geel. Vra vir Stome4eva, hy het klaar my details opgesoek en confirm, EN SY WOORDE REDELIK GESLUK!

      Andrew - 2011-06-21 20:20

      I personally know one. Wouter is his first name, thats about as South African as you get. Someone needs to check again.

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 20:21

      @SAFFA My point exactly. You were the one saying I'm not this and I'm not that, how do you know? And that's exactly your problem REALLY outspoken about things you know f@ckol about

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 20:32

      @SAFFA and sorry for calling you a"him", the way you carry on here i thought you must have an enormous pen!s

      Aitsa - 2011-06-21 20:34

      Dowwe Duane, I-iii-I ammm-m having trouble typing right now because Nathalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson can't keep their hands out of my lap as I pilot my private plane to the North Pole, where we plan to eat magic mushrooms awaiting the Aurora Borealis before Ferran Adria is flown in to cook for us while the Wu-Tang Clan serenade us. Like I said, Mofo, you gonna fantasize, fantasize BIG!

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-21 20:38

      Julle ouens moet oplet in die klas. Sy naam is Paul van Zyl.

      Aitsa - 2011-06-21 20:54

      Paul van Zyl?!? En hy't 'n Aston Martin!?! En hy's 'n voetdokter in Vancouver!?! D^oner, mense, ons het die Bethlehem Ster gemis. NOT. Luister, tjomma, al is sy naam Albert Schweitzer en hy't so pas die antwoord op velkanker gevind, bly hy 'n mislike slak; g'n maniere, 'n "ortopeed" wat vermoedelik die Hippokratiese eed moes afl^e wat online duim vashou dat Duane Vermeulen 'n ernstige kniebesering opgedoen het... mind you, hulle broei sulke k*k by Tukkies.

      Karoobloed - 2011-06-21 20:59

      OK Doffie kom ons begin weer - is jy regtig 'n mediese dokter? Want die vermoede is dat jy miskien 'n toordokter mag wees - jy kom so 'n bietjie rof oor... Stuur asb. vir ons almal 'n foto van die "beach" by Coal Harbour. Ook het jy wye belangstelling geprikkel met jou opmerking oor al die "toys" wat jy koop - toe vertel, vertel...

      Karoobloed - 2011-06-21 21:42

      Ek dink Doffie is besig om sy plastiek fiancee op te blaas, want hy is onnatuurlik stil. Doffie?

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 21:42

      @karoobloed Ag ou Karoo, jy het mos die fototjies van die view gesien. Jy weet ek is 'n ortopeed Jy weet ook van die toys, jy't dit dan self al opgenoem?? Se jou wat, hoekom kom kuier jy nie?

      Karoobloed - 2011-06-21 21:53

      Sure. Nommer asb...

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 21:54

      f@k karoo, praat ons dan nou so op diselfde tyd. Ek moet so hier en daar 'n pasient ok sien man, try so tussen deur praat

      Karoobloed - 2011-06-21 22:07

      Maar ek kom nie kuier in Prince George nie...

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 22:17

      not to worry, dis my teater/praktyk goete daar, jy weet mos dis nie waar my woonhuis is nie

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-21 23:04

      @karoo Nou waar's jy nou? Smaak my jou opblaas pop vat langer as myne.

      Karoobloed - 2011-06-22 00:20

      En Catherine O' Brien stuur groete... Hopelik is dit nou die einde van die Dowwe Duane fase.

      Karoobloed - 2011-06-22 00:38

      En as jy nie weet wie my bg. 2 vriende is nie, beteken dit net dat dit die hele storie van die miljoene en die karre 'n fabrikasie was. :)

      Dowwe Duane - 2011-06-22 00:55

      @karoo Ek weet van Bas,ken hom nie persoonlik nie. Hy's 'n baie gerespekteerde ortopeed by die universiteit. Ken nie vir Cathrine nie. Is sy in Vancouver?

      Karoobloed - 2011-06-22 01:30

      From Catherine's description, if you are who Ace Ventura claims you are, you are actually a very nice guy - so hoekom so kwaai op die net? She will be coming to PG in Sep/Oct - if you are who you seem to be, my cover will be blown at that time. En moenie so kwaai met die Stormer supporters wees nie - meeste van ons skree vir die Bulle as hulle teen oorsese spanne speel. Question is, who is Ace Ventura? :)

      Marcell - 2011-06-22 07:40

      The man behind the mask?

  • Kok - 2011-06-21 17:05

    Ag jinne. Mamma se fatboy.

  • Margaretha - 2011-06-21 17:12

    die mense het darem min vertroue in my span,so het hulle ook so gese die bulle is te sterk vir die sharks.....wel os praat nie meer daaroor nie

  • jontheb - 2011-06-21 21:09

    Shame - even if the Sharks can somehow beat the Saders, they then have to beat the Reds in Queensland, which will mean Stormers playing the Blues/Waratahs at Newlands. I'd love a Sharks vs Stormers final at Newlands, but methinks it's highly unlikely :(

  • Chris - 2011-06-22 07:44

    Ollie is making a statement on how he sees the contest between the Sharks and Crusaders. Obviously he knows from his playing days how difficult it was to play against them. I think his comments are good and probably there is a hint of nostalgia. He is right, it will take a big effort from the Sharks to win and i think they can if they lift their game, given the result against the Bulls. What is worrying is that we attack Ollie as a person. I wonder how many couch potatoes commenting are fit and slim. Looking at the men in SA so many are obese. Ollie is not playing and so please respect him as a person and remember that he was a committed player during his tenure. I hope the Sharks can pull it off and surprise everyone. SA rugby is on a high as so many players are coming through the ranks. GO SHARKS!!!!!

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-06-22 07:54

      Well said. Deysel had a good game against the Bulls and will improve with match time. Sharks are peaking at the right time, playing well as a team and have new found belief in their ability. Go Sharks, go!

  • AgPseDaddy - 2011-06-22 08:30

    I also don;t think the Sharks will pull it off (as much as i would like them to) As a Bulls fan i will say it did not take much to beat them this year! so one can't judge the Sharks on that win?

  • molefeP - 2011-06-22 12:41

    Ollie who?

  • myjdjames - 2011-06-23 09:40

    Norm Berryman was a pain !

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