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Sharks name side for Force clash


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 25 Jan 2010 at 16:10
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The Sharks have named their side to take on the Western Force in a pre-season friendly at Newlands on Tuesday night. Willem Alberts has been included as part of a 13-man bench, so it’s anybody’s guess as to whether he’ll actually get onto the field.

Talk from Joburg is that Manie Reynecke will file an official complaint on behalf of the Lions as soon as Alberts plays for the Sharks.

The team is an interesting one and it’s a little hard to work out whether it’s a B team or not. Certainly, a number of first choice players, including John Smit, Bismarck du Plessis and JP Pietersen have not been included, meaning this is not the strongest outfit the Sharks could have fielded.

Craig Burden gets a rare start at hooker, while Beast Mtawarira and Jannie du Plessis will be on either side. Alistair Hargreaves comes into the second row in the number 4 jersey, where he’ll partner last year’s first-choice, Steven Sykes. Keegan Daniel is preferred at openside, while the 7-8 combination of Jean Deysel and Ryan Kankowski has a familiar look to it.

Rory Kockott, who is apparently no longer first in the scrumhalf pecking order, will start with Monty Dumond, while Riaan Swanepoel and Waylon Murray are the centres. Stefan Terblanche is at fullback, with a pair of young wingers in Lwazi Mvovo and Luzuko Vulndlu sure to be full of running.

Sharks team

15. Stefan Terblanche
14. Luzuko Vulindlu
13. Waylon Murray
12. Riaan Swanepoel
11. Lwazi Mvovo
10. Monty Dumond
9. Rory Kockott
8. Ryan Kankowski
7. Jean Deysel
6. Keegan Daniel
5. Steven Sykes
4. Alistair Hargreaves
3. Jannie du Plessis
2. Craig Burden
1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements:
16. Bismarck du Plessis
17. John Smit
18. Johann Muller
19. Jacques Botes
20. Charl McLeod
21. Andries Strauss
22. Odwa Ndungane
23. Patric Cilliers
24. Willem Alberts
25. Gerhard Mostert
26. Patrick Lambie
27. Adrian Jacobs
28. JP Pietersen



63 Comments

  • Wheres that Jean Stemmet bloke?

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.01.10 16:14:57 by Miguel Reply
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  • I’m still battling away to find the logic behind this team selection. Gimme a few more hours :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.01.10 16:15:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Miguel (Comment 1) : not in the squad for the warmups. I struggle to understand why not.

    We are so obviously crying out for fresh ideas in the centres and yet we leave the new boys at home.

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.01.10 16:17:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • in fact, this is just such a Plumtree team… There just doesn’t appear to be any real spark to it. Burden will have a lot to prove, but the loose forward mix looks a lot like the same one that failed last year.

    Let’s hope the wingers see some ball. That pair could make for some fireworks

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.01.10 16:19:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Interesting!! The locks would be my 1 st choice….Front row powerful….i like Burden …and Jannie Du Plessis a better bet at 3 than Smit. Wingers are 2 nd choice?

    Personally i am looking forward to seeing Steve Meyer Fri evening….

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.01.10 16:24:49 by grant10 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : i dont think that the team to play the Chiefs come 13 Feb will resemble this to much

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.01.10 16:28:05 by Miguel Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 5) : you’d pick Hargreaves ahead of either Mostert or Muller? Really?

    I just don’t see enough spark from 9-13. I guess Monty and Swannie are going to have to get us through as a 10-12 combo, but I reckon putting Kockott inside them means they’ll see little ball. Anything useful that they can move wide might be wasted by crabman… hope I’m wrong!

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.01.10 16:29:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 5) : Personally i dont think Lwazi is second Choice!! He is very talented

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.01.10 16:29:35 by Miguel Reply
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  • @Miguel (Comment 6) : I think it will look like

    Beast, Bis, John, Sykes, Muller, Botes, Deysel, Kanko, McLeod, Dumond, JP, Jacobs, Murray, Odwa, Stef

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.01.10 16:31:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Yeah although i wouldnt pick botes and maybe i would go swannie and jacobs instead

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.01.10 16:32:55 by Miguel Reply
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  • Miguel….dont really know much about the 2 wingers….although Mvovo tackle on o driscoll was special…

    Rob…yes…i like Hargreaves…i believe he will be a star….

    As for the w alberts and Ludick soap opera….give he lions Bissy in exchange….problem solved.

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.01.10 16:34:19 by grant10 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : and no Mcleod WHAT THE HELL!!!! Kockott all the way what is plum doing

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.01.10 16:35:31 by Miguel Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 11) : f* that. If the Lions want Bissie, they must hoes :)

    @Miguel (Comment 12) : Kockott stifles the backline. McLeod lets it flow. We score tries with McLeod there.

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.01.10 16:37:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Guys, anyone who lives in Cape Town should try get down to Quay Four this evening. There’s a live Q&A session with the three teams playing in the warmups

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.01.10 16:37:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Fair enough , on this one we can agree to disagree haha, i do see your point although i believe kockott inserts a lot of neccessary bite and a good kicking game

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.01.10 16:39:06 by Miguel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : LOL

    Thought that may be the response…..2 for the price of 1 ?

    That problem not going to go away….Lions have dug heels in ….i reckon a lot of tears over this issue still….

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.01.10 16:39:43 by grant10 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : would be better if i didnt voce my opinion to smit about his tighthead story so close to the ocean….he may toss me in.!

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.01.10 16:41:28 by grant10 Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 17) : Barney’s a good sort, but I fear it may be something of a sore point for him right now :)

    @grant10 (Comment 16) : Let’s hope Willem gets onto the field tomorrow night, so that at least we can understand which way Ferreira wants to play this one. We can’t be in limbo forever.

    The other advantage is that him and Wolla can crock Pretorius before the competition even starts :)

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.01.10 16:45:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Miguel (Comment 15) : don’t get me wrong… I reckon the Monkey is a phenomenally talented rugby player. But he needs some bench time to get the muscle in his head working right.

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.01.10 16:47:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 16) : I reckon if you go do an independent market analysis, you’ll find that price(Bismarck) >> (price (Ludik) + price (Alberts) )

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.01.10 16:48:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : LOL

    I understand the maths…hope its resolved sooner rather than later…reflects poorly on all concerned i am afraid.

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.01.10 17:00:43 by grant10 Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 21) : yes… neither side is coming out of this one smelling of anything other than poo :)

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.01.10 17:15:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    It’s easy pick a team and put the rest on the bench. I feel sorry for the 1 or mayeb two guys who didn’t make the match 28. :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.01.10 18:37:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Just happy they gonna show this match!

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.01.10 18:41:49 by RugbyGal Reply

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  • @RugbyGal (Comment 24) : I mean the Stormers vs Sharks match! :oops:

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.01.10 18:42:54 by RugbyGal Reply

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  • 1st thing: Why start with the tried and tested? 2nd thing: How much game time can every player expect to play… 40mins each? 3d thing: I wonder who will the 2 lucky guys be that gets 80mins of playtime? 4th thing: Where is Jean Stemmet? 5th thing: Am I asking to much questions? :razz:

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.01.10 18:48:08 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : there are only 28 in the squad :)

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.01.10 18:59:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :

    thought as much but wasn’t sure :lol:

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.01.10 19:09:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : i would. he’s bit lacking in constitution but guess sykes can take care of that one.

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.01.10 21:15:34 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : agreed with teo/three exception kockott will leapfrog to first choice scrummie, swannie & jacobs. waylon will have to crawl his way back to starting spot.

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.01.10 21:17:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) :

    No place for Riaan?

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.01.10 21:29:53 by Hmmm Reply

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  • No Ludik?

    Did he even make the final squad?

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.01.10 21:30:38 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 32) : i think he’s still recovering

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.01.10 21:33:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :

    That answers my question in the previous post…lol

    I heard he does not even have a contract…

    Think he might pop back to the LIONS?? Should they then take him back??

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.01.10 21:34:49 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 33) :

    From what?

  • Comment 35, posted at 25.01.10 21:35:27 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 35) : this leg injury. can’t remember exactly – the one that happened during the lions v lions game if I recall correctly.

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.01.10 21:43:58 by rekinek Reply
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  • Oh I see we talk rugby is the new name of the LIONS site…lol

    Well they should stop talking and start playing rugby…lol

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.01.10 21:53:20 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 36) : correct. He destroyed the cruciate ligament in one of his knees. Surprised Hmmm didn’t know that!

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.01.10 21:57:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • On there it says if Alberts takes the field “there will be consequences” LoL

  • Comment 39, posted at 25.01.10 21:57:44 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 37) : :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 25.01.10 21:59:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) :

    Oh I don’t follows ex-LIONS…lol

  • Comment 41, posted at 25.01.10 22:00:24 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Oh I just checked the players and there is no Benjamin (sjoe!??!)

    Seems like a good squad…only problem is we do not have a decent Flyhalf…every other position seems ok…Rose is in the squad as a Full back (good choice)…just no back-up for him…

  • Comment 42, posted at 25.01.10 22:03:46 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 42) :

    Carlos Spencer is a flyhalf?? :roll:

    Do you even know who he is??? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.01.10 06:56:57 by wpw Reply
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  • great team. pretty close to one i would have fielded. the boks get some much needed rest, because it is obvious what they are able to do. johan muller gets a few more days to rest his arm. rory gets a chance to prove his worth. as much as i despise rory’s selfishness i do admire the guts he shows. hopefully he has learnt how to pass. monty and burden get a chance to impress and zuks gets to show he isn’t as shocking as last seasons performance. i wouldn’t have put stefan in as it would have been nice to see what lambie has to contribute, but i understand stefan is there as a leader. waylon and riaan get some time valuable together. overall this is a great mix.

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.01.10 07:30:48 by try time Reply

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  • it is important to start with your first choice players, as it creates stability on the park and then during the game throw in some rookies to see what they offer. but if you start with a team of rookies and everyone is running around like headless chickens, you waste a warmup game and learn nothing.

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.01.10 07:37:03 by try time Reply

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  • i am also pleased that alberts is on the bench so we can give him a run and get saru interested. i always enjoy a good battle to get saru off their lazy butts.

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.01.10 08:38:46 by try time Reply

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  • Hope you lot will give us a livewire again like saturday. Kleitie, hoes it my bru, jy was chuff gewees.

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.01.10 08:46:14 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • what time is this game? any chance for some live commentary?

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.01.10 12:08:22 by rekinek Reply
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  • 19h00, luckily, pretty damn hot at the moment.

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.01.10 12:11:48 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 48) : yeah – reckon young Clayite will step up to the plate for us again.

    Also know that a few others, including Molly and CapeShark will be there.

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.01.10 12:27:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : cool – though PJLD was apparently getting distracted last time :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.01.10 12:52:00 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 51) : not that I’m ungrateful.

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.01.10 12:52:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 52) : no… definitely not.

    we just need to keep fingers crossed that Claytie can manage to get hold of a laptop…

  • Comment 53, posted at 26.01.10 13:05:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : bit difficult to type – but i guess I can manage :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.01.10 13:15:52 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 54) : cheeky :)

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.01.10 13:29:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • When will the Farce name their team?

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.01.10 15:34:29 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 56) : they won’t… we’ll just have to see who runs out

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.01.10 15:42:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • anyone going to the game able to post score updates via their phone or something?

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.01.10 15:45:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 55) : survival technique ;-)

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.01.10 16:14:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • Think Kleitie is still waiting for his bottle Wellington Charge Office Coffee for saturdays sweat. :cool:

  • Comment 60, posted at 26.01.10 16:14:30 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 60) : nice one :)

  • Comment 61, posted at 26.01.10 16:34:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 59) : tough old world… funny thing is, the safety netst that are in place only protect the witless. Those of us with brains really need to use them just to stay out of trouble :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 26.01.10 16:34:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 62) : are you suggesting I have a brain :shock: is this in fashion :mrgreen:

  • Comment 63, posted at 26.01.10 16:40:03 by rekinek Reply
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