Sharks send SOS to Griquas

2012-02-29 10:08

Cape Town - Griquas prop Steph Roberts has joined the Sharks on loan ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.

The Sharks have already lost Julian Redelinghuys and Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira through ankle injuries.

With only Jannie du Plessis, Dale Chadwick and Wiehahn Herbst left as props, the Durbanites were keen to gain the services of another front ranker.

And according to the Volksblad newspaper, the Sharks reached an agreement with Griquas for Roberts's services.

He has never been considered by the Cheetahs for Super Rugby and could be included in the Sharks' 22-man squad for the Stormers clash.

"Steph left for Durban yesterday (Monday) to help the Sharks out at prop. With the good relations we have with the Sharks, we thought it would be good to let him go. It gives our players the opportunity to play at Super Rugby level," said Arni van Rooyen, Griquas' CEO.

Roberts is not part of the Cheetahs' Super Rugby group and can therefore play for the Sharks.

According to Beeld, Roberts had his first training session with the Sharks on Tuesday.


  • David - 2012-02-29 10:51

    Now to plug up lock. Any truth to the rumours Etsebeth is signing for us?? Hope so.

      Lionel - 2012-02-29 10:52

      Dream on

      David - 2012-02-29 10:56

      Play nice now. Weren't you taught to share? :-)

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-29 10:56

      David, the Sharks can do better than that.

      Lionel - 2012-02-29 10:59

      Morning Dozey,David,Fudge Mabeta,the Bulls next superstar might be available!!!!

      David - 2012-02-29 11:04

      Thanks Lionel, but would rather take from the Stormers cookie jar on this occassion

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-29 11:06

      Morning Lionel. Fudge stays where he is, thank you. Besides, the Sharks can't afford him.

  • Barry - 2012-02-29 10:54

    Now Steph is the time to show them you should have been thier all the time !!

  • Bulldozer - 2012-02-29 10:56

    Go Sharks!!!

  • Saffa - 2012-02-29 11:25

    Sharks and Bulls and Lions fans really shouldn't stress about my Stormers.....As we have been hearing from you chaps, the Stormers have k#k forwards, k#k backs, k#k coaches and k#k attitude. The Sharks are super favourites to win the conference and the Bulls are the only other SA team who will even sniff the playoffs, with the Lions taking 3rd spot in the conference - is this not so chaps? You legends could have 50 injuries, but it shouldn't be any problem at all for you Sharks, Bulls and Lions(Aubrey/Nico?). My Stormers were apparently gifted the game by Jonker and we won't win another one this season according to 'those in the know' on this site - so, I'm riding with that chaps.How wonderful if you chaps were wrong though........

      Lionel - 2012-02-29 11:31

      A loss to the Cheetahs would even be better,hey Raven:):)

      Lionel - 2012-02-29 11:40

      lol..........I think you guys will be to strong for the Cheetahs,our game is to close to call. I am seriously worried about the Sharks specially after they lost last week,they need a win!!!

      Saffa - 2012-02-29 11:45

      @Lionel - have you not been listening to the 'kenners' from the other franchises.....we have NO chance mate, ZERO, NADA, NIKS.......In fact just yesterday the team talk at Stormers practice was "Dozey, Raven, Sean, Aubrey, Nico and co are some of the finest minds in rugby - if they say we are sh#t, we are sh#t, so no pressure boys, we suck, we are going to lose every game, so lets just look good losing.....". I'm afraid to say that we should possibly just gift the 'favourites to win the conference' the points, and go surfing on Saturday.

      Lionel - 2012-02-29 11:57

      LOL@Saffa,is there a new rugby show that I should know about,whats it called???? Or maybe they have all been to the Might Mouse congregation and Oom Angus has fired them up!!!!

      Saffa - 2012-02-29 12:06

      Yes @Lionel. It's called Takelane Sesame.....hosted by the brilliant rugby minds mentioned above......

      S - 2012-02-29 12:11

      Oh, I thought it was The Muppets?

      Saffa - 2012-02-29 12:24

      My wounds @Raven? From what if I may ask? Unless you are referring to the little hyperextension of my knee epsisode while training yesterday morning? But there was no blood...

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