In the most time-honoured of Sharksworld traditions, it’s time to piece together our own Sharks Super 14 training squad, since the union refuses to announce one themselves! Definitely should help figure out who to bet on at https://www.gamebookers.com.
As usual, this will come with the proviso that any and all names mentioned here are subject to final confirmation and all that. So, without further ado, let’s look at the list of players that we know (or at least assume) are currently in the Super 14 selection mix.
Props: Beast Mtawarira, Deon Carstens, Pat Cilliers, Jannie du Plessis, John Smit, Wiehahn Herbst*
Hookers: Bismarck du Plessis, Craig Burden, Kyle Cooper
Locks: Johann Muller, Steven Sykes, Gerhard Mostert, Alistair Hargreaves
Loose forwards: Jacques Botes, Keegan Daniel, Skholiwe Ndlovu, Jean Deysel, Ryan Kankowski, Willem Alberts, Michael Rhodes, Luvuyiso Lusaseni
Scrumhalves: Ruan Pienaar*, Rory Kockott, Charl McLeod, Ross Cronjé
Flyhalves: Juan Martin Hernández, Monty Dumond**, Guy Cronjé
Centres: Riaan Swanepoel, Adrian Jacobs, Waylon Murray, Andries Strauss, Jean Stemmet, Jerome Pretorius, Patrick Lambie
Wings: Odwa Ndungane, JP Pietersen, Lwazi Mvovo, Luzuko Vulindlu, Chris Jordaan
Fullbacks: Stefan Terblanche, Louis Ludik*
* Player is currently injured
** Dumond is expecting to be released to the Cheetahs for the Super 14