robdylan

Baby boks galore for Sharks under 21s


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 16 Jul 2009 at 12:30
Tagged with : , , , , ,

The elevation of Wiehahn Herbst and Ross Cronjé to the Currie Cup bench have forced a reshuffle in the Sharks under 21 side for tomorrow’s game against Boland. Like their senior counterparts, the youngsters will need a good win to get back on track after coming unstuck against Western Province last weekend.

Baby Bok tighthead Julian Redelinghuys comes into the number 3 jersey in place of Herbst, while there’s a switch on the other side of the scrum too. Dale Chadwick, unlucky to miss out on selection for the SA juniors, takes over from Sabs Nhlapo at loosehead, with the big former lock dropping to the bench. Kyle Cooper, Jandré Marais and Anton Bresler complete the tight five, as they did last week.

There’s a further change at blind side flank. Siya Mdaka picked up a mild concussion last week and his place at the side of the scrum goes to former Paul Roos schoolboy Lambert Groenewald. Nic Claasen, who played a lot of rugby for the Sharks XV and Meyer Swanepoel complete the loose trio.

Alex Kock takes over at scrumhalf in an otherwise unchanged backline. The team will again be lead by flyhalf Tian Meyer. New faces on the bench this week are Cameron Dunlop, Faizel de Bruyn and George Tossel. De Bruin is another who came within a whisker of making the SA Under 20 side for the IRB World Championship in Japan. Tossel is a young flyhalf who, at 1.91m and 106kg, makes Frans Steyn look like a dwarf.

1. Dale Chadwick
2. Kyle Cooper
3. Julian Redelinguys
4. Jandre Marais
5. Anton Bresler
6. Nic Claasen
7. Lambert Groenewald
8. Meyer Swanepoel
9. Alex Kock
10. Tian Meyer (capt)
11. Rosco Specman
12. Gary Collins
13. Milo Nqoro
14. Mark Richards
15. Patric Lambie

Reserves
16. Alfred Ries
17. Sabelo Nhlapo
18. Lee Thomson
19. Cameron Dunlop
20. Dauw Steyn
21. George Tossel
22. Faizel de Bruyn



57 Comments

  • anyone going to see this game?

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.07.09 12:37:54 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • hey, am I the only one wondering why jandre marais is not being considered for the senior side?

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.07.09 12:40:00 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @war1 (Comment 2) : I doubt he can be far off, to be honest.

    I reckon it’s last chance saloon for Nik Blignaut now… he’s been in and around the senior side for 3 years now and had delivered no value.

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.07.09 12:48:59 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • “Tossel is a young flyhalf who, at 1.91m and 106kg, makes Frans Steyn look like a dwarf.”….Bliksem, are you sure those numbers and position are correct?

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.07.09 12:57:31 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : yeah, i’m glad he is there, we do have a little bit of lock depth, hope he gets a good chance, we need to develop players like him, or we might lose him

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.07.09 13:00:15 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) : well, as far as I know they are… trying to get more information, as always :)

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.07.09 13:21:25 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @war1 (Comment 5) : you mean Marais? Yeah… he has a younger brother in the system as well

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.07.09 13:22:22 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) : it turns out he is most definitely that size. He is in the squad as a utility back, covering centre and fullback, but he played a fair bit of rugger at flyhalf in the Northern hemisphere earlier this year.

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.07.09 13:36:25 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : in fact, I might be wrong… sounds like he played a fair bit at centre, but did all the goalkicking when with West Park club up in Leeds.

    Also received LOTS of yellow cards :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.07.09 13:39:09 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • kind of weird… West Park St Helens had no fewer than 3 Sharks Juniors in their side this year. There must be some sort of loan arrangement in place

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.07.09 13:44:14 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : yeah, i mean marais, any other decent locks in the academy? and what position does his brother play?

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.07.09 13:54:41 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : good exposure for the guys, might help if/when they make s14 side, then they know how to handle nz conditions

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.07.09 13:56:31 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :
    Scored 2 tries and kicked the winning goal, sounds promising.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.07.09 13:56:50 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • @war1 (Comment 12) : also lock.

    Anton Bresler and Kene Okafor are also pretty useful

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.07.09 14:00:30 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 14) : it do indeed :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.07.09 14:01:21 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : nice, i used to play lock in my high school days, so i have a bit of a bias towards players who play lock :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.07.09 14:03:53 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @war1 (Comment 17) : I also did… it was great when I was 13 and 6 foot tall. Not so great when I was 17 and still only 6 foot :(

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.07.09 14:24:36 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 18) :

    Shutup Rob – you’re not six foot! ;-)

    Maybe if you grew a really big fro… oops I did it again… ;-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.07.09 14:40:03 by VinChainSaw Reply
    Author
    VinChainSawTeam captain
     
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 19) : I’m 5 foot 11… ok, so I added an inch.

    Like you’ve never done that… :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.07.09 14:46:26 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : yeah, i played for an english school not well-known for its rugby, although john smit apparently played a match for us, the story goes that the team were short a player, so go ol smittie helped us out, not sure how true this is, but he is originally from rustenburg, so . .

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.07.09 14:48:22 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @war1 (Comment 21) : that should be good ol’ smittie

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.07.09 14:51:34 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @war1 (Comment 22) : what school? I played with Smittie at Pretoria Boys

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.07.09 15:45:28 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • KWA-ZULU NATAL 23 SA ACADEMY 0 :smile:
    E PROVINCE CD 25 BOLAND 18 :???:

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.07.09 16:11:53 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 24) :
    Craven week.

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.07.09 16:12:36 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 24) : Why you shouting? :razz:

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.07.09 16:17:12 by Rahul Reply

    RahulCurrie Cup player
     
  • because nobody seems to be listening to me.

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.07.09 16:46:58 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 27) : say what? :?: :wink:

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.07.09 16:50:46 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonXAssistant coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 24) : oh nice work!

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.07.09 16:54:46 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : grenville high school in rustenburg, dont expect anyone to know about it tho :wink:

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.07.09 17:15:29 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @war1 (Comment 30) : can’t say I’ve heard of that one, no… :oops:

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.07.09 17:18:14 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : no worries, like i said, did not expect anyone to know it, dont think they even have rugby there anymore :sad:

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.07.09 17:24:06 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • Rosco Specman? :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.07.09 22:52:27 by Villie Reply
    Competition Winner
    VillieCurrie Cup player
     
  • @Villie (Comment 33) : you know the name?

    BTW – sorry for my abrupt text message the other day… I was multitasking furiously and trying to do about 4 things at once!

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.07.09 23:00:38 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 34) Nah…don’t actually….just thought it sounded rather comical.

    My Dad will be at the U21 game so I will try and get his opinion, see who had good games etc.

    If I move back to Durban next year, I will attend all games so will be able to provide reports! :razz:

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.07.09 23:17:45 by Villie Reply
    Competition Winner
    VillieCurrie Cup player
     
  • @Villie (Comment 35) : GO! What are you waiting for :)

    I’m particularly interested in this Tossel chap… sounds like he might be dynamite. Oh and Lambie of course :)

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.07.09 23:29:16 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : Tossel, what a funny name, i wonder if he has long hair

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.07.09 06:38:43 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonXAssistant coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 27) :

    get boobs like TT… :lol:

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.07.09 08:42:21 by Prof. Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Author
    IceAssistant coach
     
  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 37) :

    Lets HOPE it is because of long hair!

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.07.09 08:43:06 by Prof. Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Author
    IceAssistant coach
     
  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 38) :
    That would help, problem with TT’s (hey that sounds like tieties) boobs is that I associate them with you and think its you commenting.

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.07.09 08:52:52 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • They will be showing the under 21 game at 21.00, after the Sharks game on SS7.

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.07.09 08:54:22 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 40) :

    I wil NEVEr talk so much nonsense! :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.07.09 09:03:51 by Prof. Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Author
    IceAssistant coach
     
  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 39) : I don’t get it…

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.07.09 09:04:58 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 41) : It will be a good game, I hope

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.07.09 09:05:54 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 43) :

    It’s Okay Rob, we know you are a bit slow, but we still love you!! :wink:

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.07.09 09:07:40 by Prof. Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Author
    IceAssistant coach
     
  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 45) : kind of you!

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.07.09 09:16:27 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : Million thank you’s for the ‘tips’. Works like a charm. :grin: :grin: :grin:

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.07.09 09:23:46 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • @McLovin (Comment 47) : nice – that’s 3/3 :)

    And a big “up yours” to WS :)

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.07.09 09:32:37 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 48) : Ooh yes. :lol:

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.07.09 09:35:29 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • @McLovin (Comment 49) : it might not work forever… they’ll probably catch on at some stage. I think I need to change that page to make the wording a little more innocuous-seeming

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.07.09 09:38:24 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • ok – stage 2 is complete…

    McL… will you let me know if you see any references to the dreaded “P” word anywhere on that site?

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.07.09 10:08:33 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Kick-off time for this game?

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.07.09 13:09:27 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!Super Rugby player
     
  • @blackshark (Comment 52) : kick-off is 5pm

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.07.09 16:13:51 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 51) : What P word? What site?

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.07.09 16:18:45 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • Have I slipped into a parallel universe without realising? :shock:

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.07.09 16:19:40 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 51) : Starts with P ends with roxy?

  • Comment 56, posted at 17.07.09 16:20:19 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
     
  • @McLovin (Comment 56) : correctamundo

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.07.09 16:32:49 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.