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Six Sharklets make the cut


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 20 Jan 2010 at 10:57
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The South African Under-20 training squad has been announced and six Sharks players are in the mix. The team to compete for the IRB Junior World Championships in July will be selected from this 38-man squad.

Perhaps the most talented 19-year-old in the country, Pat Lambie, has not been included, presumably on the grounds that he’s far more likely to play Super 14 rugby this year. All three of the Sharks under 19 locks from last year have been named, with Kene Okafor having represented the Baby Boks last year already. Peet Marais (brother of Sharks XV lock Jan-Andre) and the 2.06 metre Johan Schoonbie are also in the mix.

Promising hooker Monde Hadebe has also been named, along with a powerful loose forward from Dale College, Lubabalo Mtembu. Mtembu attended the Border Academy last year (and played for them at under 19 level) but has since thrown in his lot with the Sharks.

The final member of the Sharks under 19 contingent is winger Sibusiso Sithole.

Here is the full squad:

Blue Bulls – Clayton Blommetjies, Sampie Mastriet, Ernst Dinkelman, Andries Ferreira, Christiaan Stander, Mlungisi Bali, Vincent Koch, Luan Jacobs, Brenco Du Preez, Lean Schwartz, Jacobus Venter

Eastern Province – Thabiso Mngomezulu

Free State – Jamba Ulengo, Zandre de Bruin, Jacobus Scheepers, Marcell van der Merwe

Golden Lions – Garth April, Wandile Mjekevu, Rinus Riekert, Thurlow Kohler, Christiaan du Rand, Sebastian de Chaves, Ruan Dreyer, Elton Jantjies, Francois du Toit, Divan Ferguson, Jaco Taute

Kwazulu Natal – Kenechukwu Okafor, Johan Schoonbee, Peet Marais, Lubabalo Mtembu, Sibusiso Sithole, Monde Hadebe

Western Province – Berton Klaassen, Louis Schreuder, Helmut Lehman, Ruan Combrink, Willem Badenhorst.



67 Comments

  • Sharklets???

    Surely we can think of a better name!!! :lol:

    How about Shark-bait!

    Shark-fins!

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.01.10 11:01:19 by Morné Reply
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  • Shark pups?

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.01.10 11:03:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • it’s just that I loathe the term “sharkies” :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.01.10 11:09:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good news for the future of Golden Lions rugby….

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.01.10 11:18:58 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 4) : yup – bet you 2/3rds if them will be in the Super 14 team soon, knowing Dick

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.01.10 11:22:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • And 11 Lions! How long before they all get to sign for the Sharks :mrgreen:

    Interesting, once again, only 1 from the Eastern Cape, bodes well for the Kings entry into Super Rugby!

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.01.10 11:24:51 by Greg Reply

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  • Lambie in a class of his own, i guess.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.01.10 11:37:37 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 6) : ja, but if you look how many went to school there, you might find it’s more like 10 or more. If they had a franchise and a pro academy, perhaps more would stay.

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.01.10 12:06:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 7) :
    Well not so sure about that :???: , Jaco Taute was impressive last season in the U19, as well as some short runs in more senior rugby. The difference for a pleasant(for me anyway :grin: )change, is the Lions have options, Shark options are limited at the moment.

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.01.10 12:11:48 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 9) : only at flyhalf, mate. We’ll be ok.

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.01.10 12:16:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : If they didn’t have Cheeky, a lot more would stay

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.01.10 12:16:50 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 11) : I disagree. I think Cheeky has achieved more there in a year than anybody else has managed to – and MANY have tried.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.01.10 12:32:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) :
    Yeah, that was meant to be a little tongue in cheek(y) :lol:

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.01.10 12:36:55 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 11) :

    Greg

    It has nothing to do with Cheeky being involved at EP.

    Before he arrived the likes of Pedrie, Russell, Ndungane twins, Hendrik Gerber, etc all left the province.

    All these players and many more leave the province each year because there is no future for them (CC rugby or Super rugby)

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.01.10 12:40:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 13) : lol :)

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.01.10 12:41:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 13) : i am sure cheeky would love your tongue in him. :shock:

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.01.10 12:42:24 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 16) : you just can’t stop yourself, can you? :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.01.10 12:58:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : :mrgreen: i’m sorry, but i can’t. i tried to ignore it, but it sat there waiting to be said. the urge was to :mrgreen: o strong, and i too weak.

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.01.10 13:05:08 by try time Reply

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  • oh rob i have an article that i thought i would do as the site had been quiet and as i finished it there has been non-stop news. i’ll put it up next quiet period.

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.01.10 13:08:09 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 16) : That’s not nice :cry:

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.01.10 13:10:25 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 20) : it was the red in your jersey. like a shark to a red blood (i was going to say like a bull to a red rag, but i dislike the bulls). :mrgreen: i actually do support the lions after sharks, i just couldn’t buy their jerseys. i think the lions stand a good chance this year. last year they played well they just didn’t have the depth. this year i think dick can turn things around.

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.01.10 13:14:58 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 21) :
    I, however, am going to resist all temptation to comment on your top :!: :!:

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.01.10 13:22:00 by Greg Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 21) :

    I dont agree. :grin:

    The Lions might improve one or two log positions but thats it imo. :|

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.01.10 13:23:05 by wpw Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 22) : what i try to keep a-breast, but far too often make a boob of myself. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.01.10 13:24:41 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : i didn’t say semi finals, but i expect them to be mid table this year.

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.01.10 13:25:41 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 19) : sure thing :)

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.01.10 13:29:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : said it before, two positions still puts us above you

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.01.10 13:39:42 by Greg Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 1) : agreed – sounds almost like sharkettes :roll:

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.01.10 13:40:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • aren’t small sharks dog fish?

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.01.10 13:45:49 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : what about king carlos factor :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.01.10 13:46:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 29) : guppies :?: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.01.10 13:46:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 30) :

    He is ‘past it’ I’m afraid… :|

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.01.10 14:04:29 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 32) : yes, but not as bad as Glen Jackson :)

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.01.10 14:11:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : Pups would be the correct terminology. :cool:

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.01.10 14:45:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Hmmm…I wonder why THAT could be. :roll:

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.01.10 14:47:04 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 34) : Of course it is. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.01.10 14:57:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 36) : Did you know that the first raggie pup hatched swims around the womb and eats all its siblings before ejecting? :cool:

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.01.10 15:03:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 37) : Interesting… :smile:

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.01.10 15:07:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 37) : Nice to see your Bulls have a couple of players in the side :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.01.10 15:09:33 by Whindy Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 30) : i think carlos can help the lions in big way. earl rose is a shocker under pressure and the leftover flyhalves just aren’t good enough to play a full s14.

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.01.10 15:10:29 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 32) : we said that about stefan.

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.01.10 15:11:34 by try time Reply

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  • and monty.

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.01.10 15:12:01 by try time Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 39) : K that’s over my head. :???:

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.01.10 15:15:11 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 43) : just pulling the piss about my mistake yesterday

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.01.10 15:18:12 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 44) : Ah. :razz:

  • Comment 45, posted at 20.01.10 15:20:03 by klempie Reply

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  • Klempie
    You dive at Sodwana. Have you ever seen the 2nd world war submarine that was sunk in the bay?

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.01.10 15:20:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 40) : for the record I wouldn’t have bought Carlos, but he can’t be that bad (for the Lions at least). As to the pearl – I reckon he may start surprising. If Muir shows some faith in him – who knows.

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.01.10 15:21:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 46) : Nope. I think I’ve been passed 2 mile once. So if it’s passed that then I won’t have seen it. Did see my first (and only) raggies there though. And the viz was bad so all you see is these shadows floating around your peripherals. Scary as hell! :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.01.10 15:24:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : It must be an experience to see those ominous shadows around you in the water! I`ve done the cage dive thing in Gansbaai but I`m not impressed with their setup. The great whites were huge but they don`t give you air so you struggle to see everything that`s going on around you.

    Also there was this niggling worry that my legs stuck out between those bars from time to time LOL

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.01.10 15:58:18 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment
    I had never heard of it before. Read about it in a fishing book. Apparently it was a German sub that had developed mechanical problems and was bombed by the SAAF from Durban.
    Best part of the story is that the allies picked up the info from the local Zulus who had been given the news via drumbeat from village to village. Initially the message was that a big silver fish had been washed up. The Allies did not think much of this as they presumed that it was a whale. When later messages came through that there were now people walkjing on the fish they got suspicious and dispensed a recce crew and bomber.

    Also according to this book there are super huge sharks around there.

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.01.10 16:02:02 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 49) :
    What do you mean “they dont give you air”. Were they trying to murder you – next time rock up in a Stormers jersey.

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.01.10 16:05:13 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 49) : Yeh I would only want to do it with air. I have seen this dude on Nat Geo though who free dives with them! Nutter! :shock:

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.01.10 16:07:11 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 50) : That’s a cool story. :grin:

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.01.10 16:07:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 50) : Although on second thoughts…I think you are having me on. Did Zulus communicate with drums? Where is Blackshark?

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.01.10 16:08:46 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 51) : then they may eat him. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.01.10 16:08:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 55) : :mrgreen: or scare them away and no one else will get to wave at them.

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.01.10 16:12:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 54) :
    Thats what I read, the reason for the story was because he was demonstrating how accurately and quickly the bush telegraph worked. remember this was some 70 odd years ago.
    I remeber my first time at Sodwana, it was a remote area with communities fairly isolated from the outside world.

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.01.10 16:18:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 54) : Sammy. Your silence is incriminating.

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.01.10 16:18:30 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 57) : Well, if true it’s a cool story. :cool:

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.01.10 16:19:32 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 56) : are you suggesting that sharks would be afraid :roll: what site are you on :mrgreen:

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.01.10 16:24:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 59) :
    I like the story, I will try and confirm it. In earlier years I spent lots of time at Sodwana and had never heard that story.

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.01.10 16:25:42 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 60) :
    I knew scare was the wrong word when I used it, I meant leave in a hurry, like the had smelt or seen something very disturbing.

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.01.10 16:27:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 62) : the = they

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.01.10 16:28:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 62) : yahh – that would be more appropriate.

    PS. you shall think before you write – now it will stay like that, floating in the cyberspace possibly forever :mrgreen:

  • Comment 64, posted at 20.01.10 16:41:46 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 63) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 65, posted at 20.01.10 16:51:36 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 64) : I’ll edit out typo’s for a small fee :mrgreen:

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.01.10 16:52:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : it was worse than typo . but do it quickly before wpw sees it :lol:

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