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Junior Sharks named for Free State


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 14 Aug 2008 at 10:19
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Both the Sharks U/19 and U/21 teams will kick off their campaigns on Friday evening when they take on their Free State counterparts in Bloemfontein. Pat Cilliers will make his return from injury, playing off the bench for the U/21 side.

The Under 19′s recorded a 40-point win over Griquas in Kimberley two weeks ago in a warm-up game, so will be full of confidence going into their opening ABSA U/19 Competition clash. Fresh from Craven Week last year, Michaelhouse twins Guy and Ross Cronje will want to show the Free Staters that there is more to rugby-playing siblings than the famous Ebersohns. Guy will captain the side from scrumhalf, Ross will be calling the shots in the number 10 jersey. Watch out for giant Namibian winger Daniel Oijambo playing on the left. He’s only 18 and is 1.96m tall and weighs an impressive 104kg!

Former Gimmie Meyer Swanepoel will lead the pack from number 8, with former school mate Lambert Groenwald on the blindside. The Prize for the name most likely to confuse the commentators has to go to Nigerian lock forward Kenechukwu Okafor, a product of Kearnsey College. His partner Jan Marais looks to be a reasonable prospect, at 1.98m and 115kg at only 19 years of age. Tight head prop Pierre Hanekom also looks a beast of a man, at 120kg. He is a product of Steven Sykes’s alma mater, Marlow Agricultural College.

Sharks u/19s:

15. Faizel de Bruin, 14. Mark Richards, 13. Arno van Zyl, 12. Wynand Pienaar, 11. Daniel Ojiambo, 10. Guy Cronje, 9. Ross Cronje (Captain)
8. Meyer Swanepoel (Vice Captain), 7. Lambert Groenewald, 6. Jason Kaschula, 5. Kenechukwu Okafor, 4. Jan Andre Marais, 3. Pierre Hanekom, 2. Johannes Snyman, 1. Dale Chadwick
16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Dexster Fahey, 18. Francois Robertse, 19. Carl Marks, 20. Justin Botha, 21. Yazeed Johnson, 22. Logan Basson

The u/21 side boasts a number of players with Vodacom Cup experience. Sharks phenom Pat Cilliers is on the bench and will no doubt be introduced in the second half. Inside centre Zuks Vulindlu is highly-rated and an incredibly exciting player. He is not very tall, but at 98kg the former DHS pupil is built like a tank and will look to unlock the Free State defence for his teammates. Outside him will be Glenwood old boy Ian Adendorff, a converted number 8 who also tips the scales just shy of 100kg. Wesley “Horse” Dunlop, of Grey PE will be at flyhalf, with Westville’s Tiaan Meyer, the vice captain, in the number 9 shirt.

Eric Ngoie will captain the side from blind side flank, while the exciting Warren Whiteley will be at number 8. The latter really did do some exciting things towards the end of the Vodacom Cup and should have a good season, before hopefully moving on to greater things next year. Quite bizarrely, all three of the front row are actually hookers, although Wiehann Herbst and former KES boy Dylan Rutherford are clearly equally at home at prop. Expect a right free for all at lineout time, when they need to decide who will take the throws.

Sewes Oosthuizen joins Cilliers and Ulrich Pretorius on a bench that (equally bizarrely) contains three props. One suspects that Pretorius, another product of Marlow College, is really more of a hooker than a prop these days!

Sharks u/21s:

15. Damien Jansen van Rensburg, 14. Senzo Sibiya, 13. Ian Adendorff, 12. Luzuko Vulindlu, 11. Danville Erasmus, 10. Wesley Dunlop, 9. Tiaan Meyer (Vice Captain)
8. Warren Whiteley, 7. Eric Ngoie (Captain), 6. Thiliphatu Marole, 5. Anton Bresler, 4. Luvuyiso Lusasani, 3. Wiehahn Herbst, 2. Gareth Light, 1. Dylan Rutherford
16. Ulrich Pretorius, 17. Patric Cilliers, 18. Sewes Oosthuysen, 19. Lee Thompson, 20. Alexander Kock, 21. Olaf Eggers, 22. Menzi Ngidi



22 Comments

  • hey folks – those of you who are a little closer to the club and schoolboy scenes than I am – give us the lowdown on some of these okes. PaarlBok? I see a number of former Gimmies in the teams…

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.08.08 10:27:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • The Prize for the name most likely to confuse the commentators has to go to Nigerian lock forward Kenechukwu Okafor

    Honestly, the entire under 19 squad confuses me :???:

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.08.08 10:43:28 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 2) : yeah… Mark Richards… tough one that ;)

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.08.08 11:03:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • Howzit Guys,Please help.
    Where can I find info on Club games, School games,who’s playing, when and where etc ?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.08.08 12:48:47 by Ernie Reply

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  • @Ernie (Comment 4) : eish – tough one that… wonder if anyone else knows?

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.08.08 13:15:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Does anyone remember Richie Kaschula who used to play cricket for Rhodesia and Zimbabwe. Hemust have been one of the bulkiest cricket players of all time. I wonder if Jason Kaschula of the u19′s is related – some big genes in that family.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.08.08 13:54:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • A legendary character in Zimbabwe cricket, Richie Kaschula was a leading figure of the Rhodesian side throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. A left-arm spinner who relied on a tight line and varied flight, Kaschula, who weighed as much as 20 stone (280lbs) during his career, usually featured as one of the leading domestic bowlers. He played for a variety of club sides both near where he farmed, and in Harare. He was a genuine No. 11 batsman with few pretensions other than the occasional heafty heave, and his fielding was as expected for a man of his bulk

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.08.08 14:04:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Jason seems to have played at centre for Border Country Districts at Craven Week

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.08.08 14:06:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • 1.92m – encouraging. Only 85kg, but he’s young. Hope he likes red meat and creatine ;)

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.08.08 14:21:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • i can see a commentator getting put in front of a racism tribunal for saying the nigerians surname to fast.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.08.08 14:23:59 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 10) : why do you always have to go there?

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.08.08 14:26:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pat Cilliers will make his return from injury, playing off the bench for the U/21 side.

    :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.08.08 14:34:53 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : you can’t hide an elephant in your bathroom.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.08.08 14:38:19 by try time Reply

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  • @Ernie (Comment 4) : http://www.kznrugby.co.za/

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.08.08 14:38:47 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 13) : you can if it has a small enough trunk. ;)

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.08.08 14:39:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 14) : hey! I know the oke who runs that site ;)

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.08.08 14:40:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Jy ken ook vir almal

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.08.08 14:42:52 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : don’t tell my wife that you get different size trunks. :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.08.08 14:49:03 by try time Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 17) : I’m a name-dropper. Just ask the okes on Keo ;)

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.08.08 14:49:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • i was disappointed the other day when i decided to go watch a club rugby game. la crosse is soccer with sticks so i thought club rugby was rugby with clubs. you can imagine how disappointed i was when it is rugby played like EP plays rugby.

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.08.08 14:52:48 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 18) : :)

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.08.08 14:55:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wonder how many Aussie scouts will be out?

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.08.08 08:44:10 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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