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Sharks use five of their six returning players


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks on 24 Jul 2008 at 12:21

Sharks coach John Plumtree has thrown in five of his six returning players to the starting line-up named to take on the Xerox Lions on Saturday at The Absa Stadium Durban.

Michael Marnewick reports for Sharksrugby.co.za that there was no resisting the urge to slowly integrate the players, especially as there is no guarantee on how long they will be in the Sharks camp before possibly returning back the Springboks.

Bradley Barritt, the midfield general, makes a welcome return from injury, as does flank Jean Deysel, while Frederic Michalak, having taken a bump to the hip against the Cheetahs, has been penciled in alongside Ruan Pienaar at flyhalf, pending a late fitness call.

If Michalak is withdrawn, Pienaar will wear the number 10 jersey, and should the Frenchman start, Pienaar will play at scrumhalf. This means that Scott Mathie could potentially play at nine or be included on the bench, with Charl McLeod on standby.

Odwa Ndungane will start on the wing for Henno Mentz while Ryan Kankowski gets a start at eighthman. The final returning Springbok, Beast Mtawarira, will add depth to a hugely exciting bench for this exciting Absa Currie Cup clash.

Compared to a week ago when injuries created all sorts of havoc, the squad has certainly been bolstered by returning players along with the inclusion of the four Springboks, and while this will certainly add to the side’s confidence, coach John Plumtree warns that it would be unfair and foolhardy to expect them to win the game on their own and that a solid foundation is need to give them any hope of victory.

“I think we have to work very hard,” he admitted. “Names are fine but it’s the performance we are after and we haven’t played with a lot of confidence all year. Even though we have a Jean Deysel back, a Ryan Kankowski and a Beast, guys that can do some real damage in terms of attack, we still have to scrum well, our lineouts have to function.”

Sharks XV
15. Stefan Terblanche
14. Chris Jordaan
13. Waylon Murray
12. Bradley Barritt
11. Odwa Ndungane
10. Frederic Michalak/Ruan Pienaar
9. Scott Mathie/Ruan Pienaar
8. Ryan Kankowski
7. Jean Deysel
6. Jacques Botes
5. Johann Muller ( Capt )
4. Albert van den Berg
3. Jannie du Plessis
2. Skipper Badenhorst
1. Deon Carstens

Replacements
16. Craig Burden
17. Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira
18. Steven Sykes
19. Keegan Daniel
20. Charl McLeod/Scott Mathie
21. Riaan Swanepoel
22. Andries Strauss



55 Comments

  • We can do this!!!!!!!

    Go Sharks!!!!!!!!!

    Would have prefered McLeod ahead of Mathie though

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.07.08 12:23:58 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : They better. I have picked the Sharks on SB. Again. :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.07.08 12:34:12 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : I also far prefer Charl to Mathie! I don’t know what Plum’s/Bashford’s fascination is with Mathie!

    @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 2) : As better WP I have chosen both the Sharks and WP!

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.07.08 12:48:28 by Sharksmad Reply
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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 3) : Tell me about it. WP dropped me big time the last couple of weeks. :evil:

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.07.08 12:54:35 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
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  • This is a MUCH better side.

    Just need to get rid of Mathie and Skipper! Can’t believe Skipper can get so many chances. Our lineouts are a shambles with him throwing in! :roll:

    Great to have Deysel back!

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.07.08 13:39:24 by Villie Reply
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  • We need Craig Burdon to start. Agree with Villie, skipper had to much chances :evil:

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.07.08 13:41:35 by Reds Reply

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  • My sentiments exactly….Mathie and Skipper… :roll:

    Love the new pic Reds! :grin:

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.07.08 13:43:07 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 7) : :mrgreen: thanx Ice…lol

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.07.08 13:44:20 by Reds Reply

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  • Oh hell – how did I miss that one….Jannie can take a hike too! :evil:

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.07.08 13:48:13 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • I would love to see Jordaan get a run at his club position of fullback sometime. He’s impressed me so far but I think he has more to offer as a running 15 than a wing!

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.07.08 13:50:51 by Villie Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 9) : Yes what is it with Jannie? Can’t he play without his brother holding his hand? :evil:

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.07.08 13:54:43 by Reds Reply

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  • Eh…Sharks by 37 it is then… :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.07.08 13:58:29 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 12) :

    told you! :wink:

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.07.08 14:00:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 7) : And what about mine? :twisted: :evil: :twisted: Come on now, we cannot be friends without you admitting it.

    @blackshark (Comment 12) : That :lol: saved you from embarrasing yourself :grin:

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.07.08 14:02:14 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • I dont even think Biz can help out – at least not at this stage…seems he inhereted kanko’s old trade-mark… :mrgreen: And WHAT’s with the attitude?? Does he really think if he gets the ball (without dropping it) the crowd must go ‘JAAAANNNN”…it just wont work.. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.07.08 14:02:36 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 14) :

    What about your what? :lol:

    Admit to what?? :shock:

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.07.08 14:04:39 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 14) :

    if your talking bout the pic…well I get nervous everytime I see that! Small boat, not so small passenger…if that thing flips, you’re a dead duck if those fatrolls does not work as a saving device!! Cuase you are too lazy to swim i suppose… :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.07.08 14:06:46 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 14) : saved me from what? I’m not joking…just laughing at the Lions… :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.07.08 14:07:48 by blackshark Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 16) : I thought that was obvious! :oops: Do not take this one as blushing, he’s freaking furious! Hey, what about a eeally red face picture? That would be :cool:

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.07.08 14:08:18 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 19) : :oops: Really

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.07.08 14:08:48 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 19) :

    Check out my picture, dude…I am blonde, humour me by spelling it out – I am not good at reading between the lines.. :wink:

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.07.08 14:10:00 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 21) : Blonde you are!! Easy to look at you are!! Is that a reason to critisize my tremendous physique and ignore my tender personality and awesome brains?? :evil:

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.07.08 14:15:44 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 22) :

    We looking for those tissues again??? :roll:

    Tender personality…BWAHHHHHAAAA :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ….awsome brains…. :???: Ok I’ll give you some credit…some.. :wink:

    And no – I am not critising your “tremendous” (BWAHHHHAAAA) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: physique…I am having a hose!! :twisted:

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.07.08 14:20:10 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 22) :

    Thanks.. :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.07.08 14:21:24 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 23) : We might be friends after all. Not a lot of blodes with a sense of humour. :shock:

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.07.08 14:23:45 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • And Sliver..( :wink: )…with such a avatar…how can one give one’s complete attention to what you are ‘saying”?? :twisted: So dont blame me – you “exposed’ yourself – now expect to be mocked! :wink:

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.07.08 14:24:53 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 25) :

    Belive me – i have a good portion of that! :razz:

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.07.08 14:25:35 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • you two will make great friends.

    You both spell/type like shit. :razz:

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.07.08 14:35:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) :

    Dis die ding se klawers wat so vashaak man! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.07.08 14:38:26 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) : So I’ve noticed. :smile:

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.07.08 14:38:53 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Thanks Sharksworld!!!! won tickets to the game on Saturday, the day just keeps on getting better :lol:

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.07.08 14:40:49 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) : See the difference? Someone’s always looking for excuses. And then thinking one are playing the piano whilst actually playing on a computer!! :roll:

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.07.08 14:42:55 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 31) :

    Congrats SM!

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.07.08 14:45:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 32) :

    I just dont admit defeat as easy as you.. :roll:

    You are a ROLL-over! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.07.08 14:45:52 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 31) : Great dude!! Go and shout now, I’ve backed them to win this time around. :grin: And to think you got the answer right! :shock:

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.07.08 14:45:59 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 35) :

    Sharksmad is a lady….a very tiny one at that… :wink:

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.07.08 14:48:37 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 35) :

    I THINK SM is a Dudette?

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.07.08 14:49:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 31) : Have fun… Not sure if I’m going yet…

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.07.08 14:52:02 by blackshark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 37) : Did not know that! If I look at the picture, then maybe I Could have seen it?? Yeah. Dudette sounds good too!! :grin:

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.07.08 14:53:02 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • Thank you Silver Fox and KSA! Really happy. Hi there Ice, I see you are keeping the guys on their toes again :lol:

    KSA I like Dudette!

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.07.08 14:55:29 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 38) : Thanks Blackshark! You cannot miss this match, The Sharks and the Canned Lions :)

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.07.08 14:56:55 by Sharksmad Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 39) : Although, if I look at blackshark, he/she is a curriecup? :grin: :grin: :grin: Will pick up on what who are. All in good time.

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.07.08 14:57:18 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 42) :

    Blackshark must be an IT :lol:

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.07.08 14:58:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : guess we’ll have to wait till we win the CC then…

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.07.08 15:01:40 by blackshark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : :grin: :grin: :grin:

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.07.08 15:02:11 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 42) : Or maybe blacksharks are the things circling the CC…

  • Comment 46, posted at 24.07.08 15:02:44 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Sharksmad (Comment 40) :

    Hi maddie!! Just having a bit of fun! :wink:

  • Comment 47, posted at 24.07.08 15:08:57 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 47) : I think you invented fun…

    Where’s Me2 ??? Long time no blog…

  • Comment 48, posted at 24.07.08 15:11:43 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 48) :

    She’s very busy…and misses SR… :cool:

  • Comment 49, posted at 24.07.08 15:23:07 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • From SuperRugby

    The Sharks have named their team for Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup showdown with traditional rivals the Lions, but there could be changes to the side before kick-off.

    Sharks assistant coach Grant Bashford has confirmed that the Sharks are still waiting on the fitness of centre Bradley Barritt and flyhalf Frederik Michalak.

    Barritt has been included in the team that was announced at lunch time on Thursday, but he came down with a new injury during a training session on Thursday morning.

    “Brad has now done his hamstring. We are going to have to wait on medical reports from our staff before we are absolutely certain that he can play,” said Bashford.

    :sad: :evil:

  • Comment 50, posted at 24.07.08 15:29:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bad news for the Lions but good news for us – Jaques Fourie is unfit to play in the match against the Sharks. Pity though I really wanted to see him play live!

  • Comment 51, posted at 24.07.08 15:30:33 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 51) :

    Source?

  • Comment 52, posted at 24.07.08 15:33:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) :

    No Worries i have the lions team.

    Will post it now.

  • Comment 53, posted at 24.07.08 15:34:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) : Sorry, had to leave for a short while and didn’t see your post till it was too late.

  • Comment 54, posted at 24.07.08 15:41:38 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Whats wrong with Brad Barritt? What is he made of?

  • Comment 55, posted at 24.07.08 16:14:19 by blackshark Reply

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