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Sharks Named


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks on 4 Sep 2008 at 13:09

The Sharks have named a veritable International side for their Absa Currie Cup match taking place this Saturday in a top of the table clash with the Vodacom Blue Bulls.

Sharksrugby.co.za reports that nine of the starting XV (and a further three on the bench) have current or past Test experience and certainly some of those who have been uncapped, like Jean Deysel about whom coach John Plumtree recently said, “has Springbok written all over him”, may well go on to represent the country at the highest level.

Interestingly, the only South African backline player named in the New Zealand press in a Super 14 “Team of the Tournament” earlier this year – Bradley Barritt – is the only non-capped International in the Sharks’ backline.

Scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar, outside centre Francois Steyn and wing Odwa Ndungane are back from Springbok duty in the Vodacom Tri Nations in a boost to the backline, while Jannie du Plessis is the only forward in the starting line-up to have represented the Boks last week.

To counter the obvious physical threat posed by the big Blue Bulls’ side, Plumtree has loaded his bench on a 5:2 ratio forwards to backs, including Bismarck du Plessis who will add his own brand of power, with another returning Springbok in JP Pietersen named in the Number 22 jersey. You have been warned – this is not going to be a game for the faint-hearted!

Sharks Matchday 22

15. Stefan Terblanche
14. Odwa Ndungane
13. Francois Steyn
12. Bradley Barritt
11. Waylon Murray
10. Frederic Michalak
9. Ruan Pienaar
8. Keegan Daniel
7. Jean Deysel
6. Jacques Botes
5. Johann Muller ( Capt )
4. Alistair Hargreaves
3. Jannie du Plessis
2. Skipper Badenhorst
1. Deon Carstens

Replacements
16. Bismarck du Plessis
17. Patric Cilliers
18. Steven Sykes
19. Albert van den Berg
20. Skholiwe Ndlovu
21. Rory Kockott
22. JP Pietersen



45 Comments

  • As expected No Beast, No Adi. :sad:

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.09.08 13:11:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • This is gonna be a cracker. :cool:

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.09.08 13:13:35 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) :

    Those are the games that are normally let downs. :sad:

    Flip I hope our expectations are met.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.09.08 13:14:55 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • it’s a strong team – actually, very pleased to see both Albert and Sykes on the bench

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.09.08 13:27:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Think you’ll be ok without them. Got some decent replacements.

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.09.08 13:34:23 by molly Reply
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  • What happened with Kanko? I didn’t hear anything more about him being injured.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.09.08 13:35:06 by molly Reply
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  • kanko adi smitty will be ready next week

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.09.08 13:43:20 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • thats exactly the team i posted on keo a week ago accept for albert and hargreaves

    i had albert starting

    and the only other change was jordaan or swanepoel as sub and not Skholiwe Ndlovu

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.09.08 13:44:59 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I can only presume that there is no Lions thread up cause it will be hijacked by Hmmm..or is cause we r playing minnow teams :?:

    :sad:

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.09.08 13:45:40 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • now when smitty , adi and kanko is back

    man a decent looking team again

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.09.08 13:45:50 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 6) : clavicle…. picked up the injury in the Lions game, although I suspect he hurt it before and just aggravated it in that game.

    He might should be back next week

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.09.08 13:46:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 7) : I seriously doubt John will be fit by next week

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.09.08 13:47:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 9) : http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2008/09/03/bulls-lions-valke-all-named/

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.09.08 13:47:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    a dedicated thread.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.09.08 13:52:02 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 14) : you wanna write one?

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.09.08 13:53:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • hell be there rob boet but i reckon he will be on bench
    and slowely get worked back in
    this will prolly be team against cheetahs

    15 stefan
    14 odwa
    13 adi
    12 barritt
    11 jpp
    10 steyn
    09 ruan
    08 daniel
    07 deysel
    06 botes
    05 muller
    04 hargreaves
    03 jannie
    02 bismark
    01 carstens / beast

    16 smitty
    17 albert
    18 kanko
    19 beast / carstens
    20 cockott
    21 murray
    22 freddy

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.09.08 13:54:30 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :

    Yea I think I do..I’m no writing master but I’ll give it a bash.

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.09.08 13:55:30 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Very strong Sharks team by the way.

    Hope you can stick it to the cows..The CC is going to get very interesting from here on in.

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.09.08 13:56:28 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 17) : lovely!

    @sharks_lover (Comment 16) : SL, according to reports from Durban, Smittie has only just started training again and is HORRIBLY unfit. I really don’t expect to see him back much before the semis. I hope I’m wrong, of course.

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.09.08 14:03:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • Bring it on!

    I guess Adi really needed to rest so I’ll take Steyn at 13. It’s only the Cows anyway. :cool:

    I expect the Boks to slot in perfectly. Check the firepower on our bench…so if we don’t kill them in the 1st..we’ll definitely make it official in the 2nd. SHAAAARKS!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.09.08 14:21:57 by blackshark Reply

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  • Good luck to the Guppies. :mrgreen:
    Really a very strong side with the best centres pair they have.
    JP is on the bench why? :?:
    Waylon is out of position on the wing.
    And why Tendai was not considered? Plum wants Matwarira to be rested after the TN tiredness, I suppose.

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.09.08 14:25:48 by Die Jood Reply

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  • PRRROOOOOVVVVIIINNNNNNCCCCCEEEEEE!!! :roll: :roll:

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.09.08 15:19:03 by wpw Reply
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  • Gonna be a great battle , looking forward to see Deysel vs Spies.

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.09.08 15:33:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) : yeah…

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.09.08 15:37:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) : you’re also a Depche Mode fan?

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.09.08 15:39:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Die Jood (Comment 21) :

    :roll: You bang that anti-Adi drum all you like. :lol:

    We are clever enough to know you are sooooooooooooo wrong. :razz:

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.09.08 20:15:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • howzit everyone….back from the Land of the Low Grey Cloud :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.09.08 20:17:24 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : I only have their last album :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.09.08 20:19:07 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 28) :

    I have a few. GOOD MUSIC. :cool:

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.09.08 20:22:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 28) : The last one is good. It’s their best since Violator

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.09.08 20:26:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : Anything before the last one is a bit before my time RD. ;)

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.09.08 20:29:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 31) : How old are you? 10? How do you manage to be so cynical? Teenage angst? :-)

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.09.08 20:33:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.09.08 20:37:25 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.09.08 05:43:25 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) : Although they are not direct opponents here, I also think that Spies will serve well as a measure stick for Deysel, especially since Spies are nearing top form again. If Deysel comes through here, and I strongly suspect he will, he would really prove to be the talent that I think him to be.

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.09.08 06:19:40 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 35) : While both the Bulls and the Sharks are fielding strong teams here, I just have a lot more confidence when reading the Sharks’s teamsheet. That could however only prove that I am a Shark supporter.

    Gooo Shaaarrrkkksss!!!!!

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.09.08 06:22:32 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : Nothing wrong with “Construction Time Again”.

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.09.08 08:26:41 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 37) : pick up the crane ;)

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.09.08 09:27:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 37) :

    “Music for the masses” my personal favourite.

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.09.08 09:42:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 39) : although that is also brilliant, I actually enjoyed Black Celebration more.

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.09.08 10:02:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) :

    don’t have it :sad:

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.09.08 10:14:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : ah – you must get it!

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.09.08 10:26:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) :

    might JUST get it today.

    A mate is leaving this place and has given me his music collection of just over 4k CD’s :cool: Is dumping it onto a hard-drive for me as we speak. More than 1 TerraByte worth.

    MUST be in there somewhere :cool:

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.09.08 10:35:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : I’m sure it sounded like music to your ears when you got those good news… :wink:

    I need to upgrade my music collection. :neutral:

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.09.08 10:39:51 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 44) :

    Are you ready and packed for your trip to KP?

    Lucky Bastard :wink:

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.09.08 10:45:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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