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Sharks XV pad the bench with Super 14 talent


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 26 Mar 2009 at 17:24
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Sharks XV coach Sean Everitt has resisted the temptation to make wholesale changes to his winning starting team, despite having a host of returning Sharks players at his disposal this week.

An injury-enforced change sees “pollyfilla” frontrower Frik Venter replace Wiehahn Herbst at tighthead prop this week. Venter packed down on the loosehead side against WP, but regular number 1, Melusi Mthethwa has recovered from a bout of flu and will take his place alongside hooker Craig Burden. The rest of the pack is unchanged from last week, although Skipper Badenhorst, Justin Downey and Joe Snyman have been named on the bench at the expense of Sphe Mabaya, Nqubeko Zulu and Luvo Lusaseni respectively. All three players were in Australasia with the Sharks last week. The fourth forward replacement spot goes to young tighthead Pat Cilliers, finally fit again after yet another knee injury. Sabs Nhlapo makes way for Cilliers in the squad.

Amongst the backs, Charl McLeod’s elevation to the Sharks bench means a start for Neil de Bruyn, who will partner Len Olivier at flyhalf. Regular skipper Andries Strauss is back from injury and will start in the number 12 shirt, meaning a return to the bench for Andy Borgen. Ross Cronjé is named as the reserve scrumhalf, while his twin brother Guy is not so lucky – he is out of the 22 altogether this week.

The Sharks XV play Border in East London on Friday night.

Sharks XV:

15. Chris Jordaan
14. Carl Bezuidenhout
13. Ian Adendorff
12. Andries Strauss (capt)
11. Lwazi Mvovo
10. Len Olivier
9. Neil de Bruyn
8. Warren Whiteley
7. Michael Rhodes
6. Nick Claasen
5. Nolan Clarke
4. Jandre Marais
3. Frik Venter
2. Craig Burden
1. Barra Mthethwa

Replacements
16. Skipper Badenhorst
17. Pat Cilliers
18. Johan Snyman
19. Justin Downey
20. Ross Cronje
21. Andrew Borgen
22. Danie Dames



43 Comments

  • 15 min

    Border 0 – 0 Sharks XV

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.03.09 19:27:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Bulldogs try!

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.03.09 19:33:01 by McLovin Reply
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  • Scored by none other than Solly Solly Tyibilika. :shock:

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.03.09 19:34:05 by McLovin Reply
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  • Solly Tyibilika TRY!!!!!!!!

    Border get lucky to only give away a scrum at a tackle rather than getting a FK against them for going to ground.

    At the Scrum The Sharks are surprised as they push Border off the ball and the scrum half is nowhere to gather the ball. Border scrumhalf picks it up and a second or 5 later solly scores.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.03.09 19:34:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 23min

    Bulldogs 5 – 0 Sharks XV

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.03.09 19:35:14 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Go Bulldogs! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.03.09 19:35:59 by McLovin Reply
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  • I FOUND YOU

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.03.09 19:36:43 by Claytie Reply
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  • It seems it is not only the Sharks, but also the Sharks XV, that win all their games and still look unimpressive :wink:

    I cannot see why this side is undefeated from THIS performance. (maybe the 2nd half will be different)

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.03.09 19:40:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • and Owen Nkumane beats me to it “A bit of a pull there not much scrumming” as the Bullsdogs wheel a scrum and win the put in. Referee Philip Bosch oblivious to the fact.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.03.09 19:42:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Chris Jordaan Sells a Dummy and SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!! almost under the poles.

    Conversion Over

    Bulldogs 5 – 7 Sharks XV

    36min

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.03.09 19:52:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • TMO pending for Bulldogs possible try

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.03.09 19:53:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Cupido looks takes 20 looks at what is CERTAINLY NOT a try and eventually decides. “22m Drop out” :oops:

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.03.09 19:55:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sharks looking VERY good now.

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.03.09 19:56:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) :

    As i say that Strauss passes a forward pass that would even be forward in Grid iron :???:

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.03.09 19:56:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Olivier misses a PK.

    HALF TIME

    Bulldogs 5 – 7 Sharks XV

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.03.09 19:58:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Chris Jordaan TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After a Kick pass across field from LOCK Jandre Marais. :shock:

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.03.09 20:15:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Well weighted kick by the big guy

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.03.09 20:17:30 by Claytie Reply
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  • ross Cronje is on and i am NOT impressed with his service thusfar.

    His pases are wobbly not bullet like at ALL. But it is to be expected after not having played in so long.

    Conversion missed

    Bulldogs 0 – 0 Sharks XV

    50min

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.03.09 20:17:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Dude! i meant to ask what the deal with this Cronje kid is?Ive seen better passing from the ball boys!Horrible stuff from any player nevermind a 9.

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.03.09 20:19:51 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 19) :

    I hope it is coz he has been on the bench for the last 4/5 weeks.

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.03.09 20:22:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bulldogs got 3 points while i was watching cricket.

    Bulldogs 8 – 12 Sharks XV

    54min

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.03.09 20:22:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bezuidenhout TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sharks XV seem to have a player whose balls haven’t dropped yet. :shock: He sounds like a hysterical girl calling for the ball. :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.03.09 20:23:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conversion missed by Cronje.

    Bulldogs 8 – 17 Sharks XV

    56min

    Cronje is all over. it was HIM screaming like that

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.03.09 20:24:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Lwazi Mvovo TRY!!!!!!!!!!! BP

    THIS looks more like an unbeaten side.

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.03.09 20:25:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Carl and Lwazi – beauties!

    I told Lwazi he needed to score a few

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.03.09 20:25:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Conversion Over by Cronje

    Bullsdogs 8 – 24 Sharks XV

    58min

    Johan Snyman on for SXV

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.03.09 20:26:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Len’s not kicking so hot….

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.03.09 20:28:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :

    And as you say that he kicks an awesome pass across to Mvovo. :wink:

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.03.09 20:30:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I want a full match report from you guys lucky enough to be watchig this

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.03.09 20:30:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • Downey penalised for breaking to early at the scrum to grab a loose ball.

    S14 squad guys are a ittle rusty and over eager at stages. I still question having them in the S14 group and NOT using them. :sad:

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.03.09 20:32:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) :

    Aren’t you watching. I thought you had it on.

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.03.09 20:32:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Own LOs Lost

    Sharks 4
    Bulldogs 2

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.03.09 20:33:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Cronje, Good clean ball at the ruck and goes himself rather than feed the line.

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.03.09 20:35:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Whiteley TRY!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.03.09 20:36:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conversion Over

    Bulldogs 8 – 31 Sharks XV

    67min

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.03.09 20:36:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Borgen on for Olivier

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.03.09 20:37:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Adendorf TRY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.03.09 20:40:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Cronje goes 3 from 4 as he succeeds with the conversion

    Bulldogs 8 – 38 Sharks XV

    71min

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.03.09 20:41:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Uncontested scrums for some reason. :???:

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.03.09 20:43:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Frik Venter & Barra Mthethwa off injured.

    Sharks down to 14 men as Mthetwa goes off injured and the bench has been cleared already.

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.03.09 20:48:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    Bulldogs 8 – 38 Sharks XV

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.03.09 20:51:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • the kick was from the other lock nolan clark not marais- i think superior conditioning was the factor in the 2nd half- too big to fast too strong

  • Comment 42, posted at 28.03.09 14:46:44 by mc Reply

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  • @mc (Comment 42) :

    Thanks mc.

    Tell the lad he did a great Job, BTW.

  • Comment 43, posted at 28.03.09 16:50:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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