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Van Zyl back for Leopards


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 15 Oct 2008 at 09:00

Leopards top try-scorer Jan van Zyl is back in the side that will fight for promotion when they face the Falcons in Brakpan on Friday night. Van Zyl will start at fullback in one of three changes in the backline.

News 24 reports that Van Zyl, who scored 17 tries this season, will replace Anvor Schooney at fullback for this vital clash while the bulldozing Japie Nel returns at inside centre. The third change is at scrumhalf where stalwart Theo van Zyl replaces Michael Bondesio.

Nel’s inclusion will give the Leopards much-needed thrust in the midfield while Van Zyl is a fine and proven finisher.

Schooney was targeted by the Griffons and was found wanting. He was targeted by the Cheetahs in the Vodacom Cup and by the Griffons, who fielded many of the same players, and was a clear weak link.

Clayton Durand will again start at flyhalf. The Leopards pivot has scored 248 points this season and needs just two to complete his 250. He is second only to Morn Steyn, who is on 281.

The Leopards pack and forward reserves are unchanged from last week with Ligtoring Landman still on the bench. There is also no place for the regular captain Andre Swanepoel or new recruit Wilhelm Koch.

Leopards: Jan van Zyl; Vuyo Zangqa, Deon van Rensburg, Japie Nel, Colin Lloyd; Clayton Durand, Theo van Wyk; Riaan Swanepoel (C), RW Kember, Jaco Bouwer, Draad Linde, Antonie Gronum, Dietlov Coetzee, Gavin Williamson, Divan Kotze.

Reserves: Pellow van der Westhuizen, Nardus Lombard, Ligtoring Landman, Bennie Adams, Michael Bondesio, Basil de Doncker, Anvor Schooney.



10 Comments

  • GO LEOPARDS!!! i`m from Potch, would be great to have CC rugby here next season… want to see the Currie Cup Champs of 2008 (The Sharks) play at Olen Park!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.10.08 15:47:42 by VanWilder Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 1) : one of my favourite rugby memories was driving to Potch with my dad, to watch the 96 Sharks play Western Transvaal. Met Feddie Mendez after the game. What a great bloke! Spoke fokol Inglees, but what the hell :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.10.08 15:57:34 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • Wes Transvaal? those were the okes with the Mielie on their logo hey?

    I liked their jersey.

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.10.08 16:07:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : hard, hard okes… remember Eugene Hare?

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.10.08 16:12:39 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Go Sharks!) (Comment 4) :

    Didn’t know much about the region at all, only saw their Jersey a few times. looked cool

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.10.08 16:15:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : it reminded me of the Boys High jersey

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.10.08 16:18:34 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • Green with Red collar and cuffs if i recall

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.10.08 16:26:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : and a red stripe across the chest.

    Hey – you know Ruan Pienaar has his own website?

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.10.08 16:31:17 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Go Sharks!) (Comment 8) :

    Please tell me he’s not wearing a white suit on it? :razz:

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.10.08 16:33:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : no – but there are some very dodgy pics of him at a matric dance…

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.10.08 16:51:53 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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