I thought it a pretty astute, if slightly greedy, move by
the Sharks to sign Cheetahs and Bok tighthead prop Lourens Adriaanse last year.
Jannie du Plessis has been hopelessly over-played in recent years, so it makes
sense to have back up for the Bok stalwart. But it is not as if Wiehahn Herbst
had a bad season last year … He had been called up to a Bok camp after all.
“He comes from a great school, a great prop factory and he’s
a really big unit. Sometimes you are lucky enough to catch one of these
youngsters who just have the whole package” enthused director of rugby, Jake
White, when talking to Sharks
World about the youngster earlier in the week.
New CEO, new sponsors, new head coach, new signings, new
energy, new thinking … It is fantastic for South African rugby. But please just
be a little humble this time round Sharks fans!
Tank is a former Western Province tighthead prop who now heads up Tankman Media, and sprouts forth on all things rugby on the Front Row Grunt …
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