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Sharks make few changes


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 25 Jun 2008 at 16:21

Sharks coach John Plumtree has been forced to pick a new right wing for Friday’s clash against Border.

Lwazi Mvovo will make his Currie Cup debut in the number 14 jersey, with JP Pietersen and Odwa Ndungane both selected to tour the Antipodes with the Springboks. Flyhalf Bradley Barritt has been bracketed with Andrew Borgen, the latter making his debut should Barritt fail to recover in time from a number of various niggles.

The rest of the team is the same as the one which did battle against WP last weekend. Big Nikloai Blignaut comes onto the bench in place of Albert van den Berg, while Charl MacLeod, Riaan Swaneopel and Monty Dumond will form a completely new backline replacement division.

Sharks team to take on Boland:

15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Lwazi Mvovo, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Henno Mentz, 10 Brad Barritt/Andrew Borgen, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Steven Sykes, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Johann Muller (capt), 4 Alistair Hargreaves, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Deon Carstens

16 Skipper Badenhorst, 17 Robbie Harris, 18 Nikolaie Blignaut, 19 Skholiwe Ndlovu, 20 Charl Macleod, 21 Riaan Swanepoel. 22 Monty Dumond



37 Comments

  • not sure why Sykes is still at 7 and Hargreaves at 4…

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.06.08 16:25:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sharks team to take on Boland:

    15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Lwazi Mvovo, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Andries Strauss, 10 Brad Barritt/Andrew Borgen, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Steven Sykes, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Johann Muller (capt), 4 Alistair Hargreaves, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Deon Carstens

    16 Skipper Badenhorst, 17 Robbie Harris, 18 Nikolaie Blignaut, 19 Skholiwe Ndlovu, 20 Charl Macleod, 21 Riaan Swanepoel. 22 Monty Dumond

    I see from this post that we only have 1 wing! perhaps it is all we need but Henno did not really to be left out completely. And is this a form of a handicap only fielding 14 players?

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.06.08 16:26:58 by Ragged Reply

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  • Big Nikloai Blignaut

    LoL…he is lig in die broek….

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.06.08 16:39:57 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Ragged (Comment 2) : oops. Thanks!

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.06.08 16:49:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • BJ Botha???

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.06.08 16:49:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 5) : I’ve heard that name…

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.06.08 16:50:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sharks have too many props…

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.06.08 16:51:00 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 7) :

    Besides the 3 in the match 22 they have Pat/BJ/Beast…

    That is 6 who are capable of playing CC….

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.06.08 16:52:12 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 8) : not to forget Melusi “Burra” Mtetwa ;)

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.06.08 17:07:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) :

    Can we trade props for other players for the duration of the CC?

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.06.08 17:09:14 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) :

    But he ain’t CC quality!??!

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.06.08 17:09:41 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 10) :

    Some decent backline players!??! Think that is a good idea…
    Just don’t trade with the LIONS…cannot guarantee you’ll get better than what you have other than LLudik and WVenter….

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.06.08 17:11:24 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Ludik is overrated and the Sharks don’t really need any centres.

    He really is the Johan Roets of SA rugby. In other words, the up-and-under King!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.06.08 17:17:27 by wpw Reply
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  • Hennie Daniller can’t make the Cheetahs 22 and we’re stuck with Terblanche and Dumond. Strauli hasn’t a clue when it comes to backs.

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.06.08 17:22:40 by Flashman Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 13) :

    Nah…
    He is a tad overrated…but he brings a lot to teh game (esp from fullback)…he fields the ball well…very good under the high ball…and is a strong runner…I actually think the only thing he does not do well enough is kick…his very long kicks are to few and far between…

    They do…Murray sucks big time and Strauss is ordinary…with Barrit at 10…they do…

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.06.08 17:22:44 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Flashman (Comment 14) : Dumond was not to bad when he played a season or so ago…what happened!??!

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.06.08 17:26:19 by Hmmm Reply

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  • lol. I see BJ is overlooked again!

    Seems nobody rates him… :razz:

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.06.08 18:27:06 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 17) : I think a lesson is being taught

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.06.08 20:28:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) :

    I think it is dof.

    By both De Villiers and the Sharks to not pick the best 3 in SA.

    These little personal battles on whose winky is bigger than mine serves no-one

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.06.08 20:43:04 by MorneN Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : Sykes at 7 just didn’t work but I guess one game is not really fair to judge the experiment. Am willing to give it another game. It seems to me that Plum is not convinced that Downey or Rhodes are ready to step up.

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.06.08 21:36:44 by Villie Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 19) : nobody’s winky is bigger than mine.

    @Villie (Comment 20) : Rhodes has a stuffed knee, as far as I can tell

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.06.08 23:32:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :

    Well if you call it a winky I cannot imagine that it can be big at all….

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.06.08 08:40:35 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 17) :

    And yet he never does badly….

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.06.08 08:43:10 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 19) :

    I guess Mujati must be very well hung then….

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.06.08 08:45:58 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 24) :

    But that must be all he has then cozz there is no other reason for him to be selected…

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.06.08 08:53:49 by Hmmm Reply

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  • There must be more behind the BJ Botha story that meets the eye? PdV gets criticised for not selecting him and now the Sharks leave him out… What is behind it? Niggling injuries? Attitude problems? PMS?

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.06.08 09:34:44 by JT Reply

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  • @JT (Comment 26) :

    I think the Sharks haven’t selected him just because he hasn’t been with them for a while and they have a player of the calibre of Jannie DuP in his place….

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.06.08 09:52:44 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @JT (Comment 26) :

    Well BJ said he is in teh dark!??! Not sure himself why he is not selected and he said he has no injuries…

    Maybe the Sharks felt it was too late in teh week to select him for FRIDAYS game…2 days!??!

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.06.08 09:53:57 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 28) :

    So why all the hoohah flying PdV’s way for not selecting him? If he was THAT good he would have been selected for the Guppies at least on the bench, no?

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.06.08 09:57:06 by JT Reply

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  • @JT (Comment 26) :

    MorneN says it is cozz his winky is not big enough (see comment 19)

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.06.08 10:00:59 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @JT (Comment 29) :

    Hey man….Jannie is very good and maybe they are giving BJ a weeks break…remember he went straight from the S14 semi into the Bokke training camp…into the test matches…so I doubt that…

    The Sharks rate him and he was their first choice throughout the S14…

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.06.08 10:03:43 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @JT (Comment 26) : Contract problems IMO…AJ Venter scenario not long ago… :roll:

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.06.08 10:04:26 by Charlie Reply

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  • Sharks playing both Boland & Border on Friday? :shock: :wink:

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.06.08 10:05:43 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 33) :

    They could and win both matches ;)

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.06.08 10:14:03 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 32) :
    Nah I think you guys are reading far too much into the Sharks into the BJ exclusion in the Sharks team…

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.06.08 10:41:02 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Hi all
    anyone can explain me the real reasons for Plumtree did not call BJ Botha? :shock:

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.06.08 11:09:02 by H.O. Reply

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  • @JT (Comment 29) :

    Against Boland its hardly a battle against one of SA rugby’s superpowers…..

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.06.08 16:08:37 by Dive Pass Reply

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