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McLeod gets first Sharks start


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 27 Aug 2008 at 13:56
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The Sharks have named their side to take on Boland in Wellington on Friday afternoon.

Skipper Johann Muller has been ruled out with a knee injury, while Jannie du Plessis and Odwa Ndungane have been called up to the Bok side. Scott Mathie’s move to the UK, as well as Ruan Pienaar and Frans Steyn’s continued unavailability means there will be 6 changes to the team that beat Province at Newlands three weeks ago.

Brad Barritt takes over the captaincy in Muller’s absence and will have a new partner at outside centre in the form of Riaan Swanepoel. Regular 13 Waylon Murray will play at left wing, with Chris Jordaan on the right and veteran Stefan Terblanche continuing at fullback. French maestro Fred Michalak will be debutant Charl McLeod’s halfback partner this week. A fit-again Rory Kockott will play off the bench.

Young Pat Cilliers has (quite interestingly) been named to start at loosehead, where he will presumably have his hands full with Boland strongman Andries Human. Deon Carstens moves over to the tighthead side to take du Plessis’s place, while Skipper Badenhorst is at hooker. Alistair Hargreaves joins Albert van den Berg in a second row combination weakened by Muller’s withdrawal. Jacques Botes, Jean Deysel and Keegan Daniel will be the loose forwards again.

15. Stefan Terblanche
14. Chris Jordaan
13. Riaan Swanepoel
12. Bradley Barritt (Captain)
11. Waylon Murray
10. Frederic Michalak
9. Charl McLeod
8. Keegan Daniel
7. Jean Deysel
6. Jacques Botes
5. Alistair Hargreaves
4. Albert van den Berg
3. Deon Carstens
2. Skipper Badenhorst
1. Patric Cilliers

Replacements:
16. Craig Burden
17. Melusi Mthethwa
18. Steven Sykes
19. Skholiwe Ndlovu
20. Rory Kockott
21. Andries Strauss
22. Monty Dumond



61 Comments

  • Super team …go Sharks!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.08.08 14:08:34 by blackshark Reply
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  • Only thing that worries me is our second row in the scrum without Muller. Muller looks the same size as both Hargreaves and VDB put together. But otherwise Go Sharks!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.08.08 14:15:49 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply
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  • worried about locks… also not sure why the props have been switched.

    Ah, what the heck. It’s only Boland.

    GO SHARKS! Go Wolla!

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.08.08 14:16:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • About blooming time Macleod gets a start..

    by te way – whats the story with Cocky Rory??

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.08.08 14:23:52 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 4) : agreed!! Cannot wait for Friday is it going to be televised? gosh it has been boring without any Sharks to watch!

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.08.08 14:45:41 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 4) : Icey :shock: don’t you read MM’s articles on the Sharks Site anymore :???:

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.08.08 14:48:32 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 5) :

    Ja!! and with the “bok-situation” it was very very boring.. :wink:

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.08.08 14:48:39 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 5) : The game is scheduled for 4.00pm on Friday..you’ll have to take the afternoon off!! :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.08.08 14:50:10 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 8) : Consider it done! :shock:

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.08.08 14:51:05 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 1) : Hi blackshark!!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.08.08 14:56:46 by Me2 Reply

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  • Both live on friday

    15:45 – 18:00 SS1 ABSA Currie Cup: Boland v The Sharks

    19:00 – 21:10 SS1 ABSA Currie Cup: Blue Bulls v WP

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.08.08 14:57:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : not on SKY :(

    In fact, Sky have just pulled their usual trick. Once the Guiness Premiership starts, Currie Cup drops back down to one game a weekend if you’re lucky.

    F*ckers.

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.08.08 15:01:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : Damn :evil: :evil: :evil: the boys have Catechism will have to find a pub to watch it or miss the 1st half! No choice but to go to a pub :cool:

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.08.08 15:02:31 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • When last was Bolan Stadium on TV?

    let’s see if all this kak about being scared of water is waranted from the Cheetahs.

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.08.08 15:04:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) :

    Was wondering where the King of Saudi was hiding today… :wink:

    @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 13) :

    WTF is THAT?? :shock:

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.08.08 15:04:48 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 15) : In short “Sunday School” only I am Catholic and the Boys are preparing for their “First Holy Communion” so they go to Chatechism class to learn about God, Jesus and what the Act of taking Communion is really about and what it signifies, and of course its not on a Sunday but a Friday.

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.08.08 15:09:16 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 16) :

    Ohhh – I thought its some ilness…sorry! In Afr is katkisasie…did not know the english word other than Sunday School.. :oops:

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.08.08 15:13:00 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 17) : I would have used Sunday School only its not on a Sunday so wasn’t sure what else to call it :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.08.08 15:15:56 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 18) :

    BTW – I understand that there is a lot less suicides under Roman catholic people than other religions – because they can confess there sins and dont walk around with it cropped up…makes sense to me! :grin:

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.08.08 15:19:08 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 15) :

    SUPER f%^&n busy trying to deal with the minions in KSA. :evil:

    These guys couldn’t schedule a piss-up in a brewery let alone build a brewery. and now that the weekend has started every man and his camel has gone home early.

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.08.08 15:21:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 13) : I would join you BUT too faraway!!! :smile:

    @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 17) : Icey…moenie worry nie…I only knew what Mad meant ’cause my friend is Catholic :grin:

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.08.08 15:24:39 by Me2 Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : Hi KSA…I thought they were not allowed to have breweries over there…no a brothel…different story :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.08.08 15:26:16 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 22) : :mrgreen:

    that’s why I said “let alone build one” :wink:

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.08.08 15:30:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 21) : He he, come anyway would be fun!! :razz:

    @robdylan (Comment 3) : Just been on IOL the props have not been swopped – Cilliers at tighthead and Carstens at Loosehead. I think Michael Marnewick gets as confused with the props as I do. :lol:
    Now where is Silver when you need him to note I am not the only confused Shark? :evil:

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.08.08 15:33:24 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 24) :

    Nah the team on IOL is a PROBABLE one and was published at 7:24am this morning.

    Sharks (probable): 15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Chris Jordaan, 13 Riaan Swanepoel, 12 Bradley Barritt (capt), 11 Waylon Murray, 10 Fred Michalak, 9 Charl Macleod, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Jacques Botes, 6 Jean Deysel, 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Albert van de Berg, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Skipper Badenhorst, 1 Deon Carstens.

    Unless the actual team release from the Sharks is wrong then Mike got it right.
    The official media release and 365 both have it at Pat at 1

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.08.08 15:44:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oh okai, sorry :oops: but why would they swop the props?

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.08.08 15:47:12 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) : Pat normally plays at one, doesn’t he?

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.08.08 15:47:22 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 26) :

    that’s the question we are all asking, so don’t worry you are STILL not the only one who is confused. :wink:

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.08.08 15:55:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 27) :

    i really am not sure. Rob started the debate with his first comment of the thread :wink:

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.08.08 15:57:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 24) : I have seen the official team sheet – the one that gets sent to SARU. It has the props as we have them.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.08.08 16:05:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • yeah – so if anyone has got it wrong, it’s the Sharks team manager himself, not MM. Mike sure as shit doesn’t know his props, but I’m convinced that this isn’t his doing ;)

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.08.08 16:10:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • I have SMSed both players… will let you know if either (or both) replies (y)

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.08.08 16:13:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : Yeah sorry Rob I hadn’t read the “probable” and thought it was the official so its me confused as usual :oops:

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.08.08 16:16:48 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Pat as just confirmed that he will be starting at loosehead. He says hopefully it will only be for one game then he’ll be back at tighthead.

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.08.08 16:18:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : MM – the angel! :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.08.08 16:21:14 by Me2 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : Just numbers dude. What would prevent a 3 from packing at LH with the 1 packing at TH? Perhaps they are initiating a new way of playing in the front row, open side and blind side props! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: A new era of interchangeable props…. :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.08.08 16:24:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 36) : :cool: love new things!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.08.08 16:32:32 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 36) : oh dear ;)

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.08.08 16:33:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Me2 (Comment 37) : An innovation brought about by the ELVs. :razz: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.08.08 16:35:13 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : My goodness Rob, spending a little too much time in dreary old England? :wink: Paradigmatic thinking will get the Sharks nowhere! :grin:

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.08.08 16:36:56 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • To be serious though, I think it is a brilliant idea to take a big strong tighthead like Pat and have him get game time at loosehead. Pat has the size and strength to play at loosehead, and has already shown his ability on the tighthead side. This versatility is going to pay off in the long run. Pat is also very mobile, so some time at loosehead will let him shine in the loose. This would give the Sharks three props that can shine on either side, Deon, Jannie and Pat. I’ve talked before how important it is to have at least one and probably two props in every match day 22 that can cover both sides.

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.08.08 16:42:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 40) : having a good day ? ;) You seem full of beans

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.08.08 17:11:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 41) : no – you are spot on. I’m just a little nervous about Andries Human ;)

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.08.08 17:12:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : Any day where I actually have enough time to post on Sharksworld is a good day!

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.08.08 17:36:09 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 44) : you’re too kind ;)

    I’m a bit worried, though, in general. Deon is not the world’s strongest tight head and we’re already weakened without Muller there. I’d be happier with somebody heavier in Keegan’s place this week

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.08.08 17:38:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : Deon will be just fine at TH against this opposition. He may not be the best TH around, but he never goes backward, on either side of the scrum (he’ll go down before backwards :wink: )

    The Sharks will be fine this week, and against this opposition, I think it is the perfect time to do this. Besides if it is clear the Sharks are getting monstered in the scrums after the first few, they can switch sides. I doubt it will happen though. They will miss Muller, but will be fine.

    With CJ being an idiot, and Mujati not up to international standards yet, Carstens is the best SA prop that can play both sides effectively. He should be in the Bok squad.

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.08.08 18:03:02 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • dancing bear mate please dont even suggest it , we cant lose deon too
    and the boks are stuffing up all the sharks players

    rob bro cilliers will be playing tight head
    the press release came from micheal M who stuffed up

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.08.08 18:30:44 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 47) : sorry, pal, but that’s bollocks. I saw the official team sheet that was sent to Mike and I have also had Pat Cilliers confirm that he’s playing 1.

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.08.08 18:42:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • This makes no sense at all. Why play Deon at tighthead when he’s clearly a MUCH better loosehead and Pat is a natural tighthead so why mess him around? Strange!

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.08.08 21:20:42 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 49) : Yep, it is hard to be a lesser mortal. Lots of things does not make sense to us. :smile:

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.08.08 21:29:45 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 50) : SF

    It’s been proven over and over again that Deon is a very very good loosehead but an extremely average tighthead so thats why I find it particularly strange!

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.08.08 21:39:36 by Villie Reply
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  • Howzit,
    Strange this prop change. Also Melusi Mthethwa on the bench.
    What happened to the improving Robbie Harris?

    I’ve put Sharks by 20 on SB but that was before 6 players went missing :shock:

  • Comment 52, posted at 28.08.08 08:13:56 by Ernie Reply

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  • @Me2 (Comment 6) :

    I only see that one now – No Ma, I am afraid I have not been to SR for some time – guess I prefer the ‘inetactive” type of sites… :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 53, posted at 28.08.08 08:17:00 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @Ernie (Comment 52) : If you’ve not going to play Burra against Boland…then when is he gonna get his chance?

    I’ll see your Sharks by 20 and raise you by 5. Just have to go make my picks now.

    Also have to figure out how I’m gonna leave work before 4 to make it on time for the game. Ag, I’ll make a plan.

  • Comment 54, posted at 28.08.08 08:23:03 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 54) :

    it’ll be in the middle of my “SUNDAY” afternoon this side so there WILL be live commentary going on Sharksworld.

  • Comment 55, posted at 28.08.08 08:25:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) : Rugby at 3 on a Friday afternoon? Bring it on!

  • Comment 56, posted at 28.08.08 08:28:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) :

    5 in the afternoon for me, but EXCELLENT. Can finish the rugby and still get to bed early :cool:

  • Comment 57, posted at 28.08.08 08:31:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I have no issues with Burra playing against anyone. Seems a lively guy with a high work rate. I’m just a little concerned we may be underestimating the strength of the Boland pack

  • Comment 58, posted at 28.08.08 08:31:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 57) : Important at your age

  • Comment 59, posted at 28.08.08 08:32:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 54) : Who works on a Friday after 4 unless you a barman or similar. :grin:

  • Comment 60, posted at 28.08.08 10:34:21 by Ernie Reply

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  • @Ernie (Comment 60) : My job is almost as important as that. :smile:

    Only finish at 4. Another 20 minutes to get home or wherever I can watch the game. Have to leave around 3…latest half past. I’ll make it :cool:

    @robdylan (Comment 59) : :lol:

  • Comment 61, posted at 28.08.08 11:30:11 by blackshark Reply

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