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Alberts starts for Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 28 Jan 2010 at 13:46
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The arrival of Perpignan flyhalf Steve Meyer and the continued selection of Willem Alberts headline a much-changed Sharks team for their Super 14 pre-season tri-series encounter with the Stormers at Newlands on Friday.

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Despite the formal investigation launched by the South African Rugby Union, following a complaint form the Lions, Sharks coach John Plumtree named Alberts at No.8 in his starting XV of the team to face the Stormers.

The side shows nine changes from that which was smashed (26-0) by the Western Force earlier this week – six of those changes to the pack.

But it is the arrival of Meyer, as replacement for injured Argentinean flyhalf Juan Hernandez, that will add spice to what has become one of the most anticipated local derbies.

Meyer, a 25-year-old from Durban, joined Perpignan three seasons ago, but has suffered injury and then, since recovering, has found it hard to get game time as his compatriot Gavin Hume, more usually a centre, has established himself at flyhalf.

Now, re-signed by the Sharks, he gets a shot to show that he is worth the hype that accompanied his return to Durban – when he plays off the bench at Newlands.

The changes to the starting XV will see talented youngster Patrick Lambie start at fullback in place of Stefan Terblanche, JP Pietersen on the wing for Luzuko Vulindlu and fellow Springbok Odwa Ndungane on the other wing for Lwazi Mvovo.

Alberts start at No.8 ahead of Bok loose forward Ryan Kankowski, another Lions import Gerhard Mostert at lock for Steven Sykes, veteran Johann Muller in place of Bok tourist Alistair Hargreaves in the second row, John Smit starting at tighthead and Jannie du Plessis moving across to loosehead prop, while his brother and fellow Bok Bismarck du Plessis starts at hooker ahead of Craig Burden.

Tendai Mtawarira joins the extended replacement bench.

The only players missing the game through injury are flank Jacques Botes and utility back Adi Jacobs.

Sharks coach John Plumtree said his team will look at improving in a number of areas, following their disappointing whitewash at the hands of the Force earlier this week.

“We are also looking at certain combinations,” Plumtree told rugby365.com, when asked about his goals for Friday’s outing.

“We are still in preparations mode,” he said, adding: “The Stormers will be more ready to go [for the Super 14 season].”

The Sharks: 15 Patrick Lambie, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Odwa Ndungane, 10 Monty Dumond, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Gerhard Mostert, 4 Johann Muller, 3 John Smit (captain), 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Jannie du Plessis.
Replacements – from: Stefan Terblanche, Luzuko Vulindlu, Riaan Swanepoel, Lwazi Mvovo, Ryan Kankowski, Steven Sykes, Alistair Hargreaves, Craig Burden, Tendai Mtawarira, Charl McLeod, Steve Meyer, Patric Cilliers.

Date: Friday, January 29
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Joey Salmans, Matt Kemp
TMO: Shaun Veldsman



28 Comments

  • need to head into London. Will do a proper analysis of this team later on

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.01.10 13:48:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sorry Adi :cry: :cry: :cry:

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.01.10 14:00:47 by Charlie Reply

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  • what’s wrong with him?

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.01.10 14:03:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Andries is becoming to the Sharks what Jorrie was to the Lions!!! :twisted:

    And what Gus Theron was to WP!! :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.01.10 14:15:13 by wpw Reply
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  • Looking forward to seeing this ‘Skapie’ dude at 15. :|

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.01.10 14:16:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : was looking even more forward to seeing him at 10

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.01.10 14:41:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : In what position does Lambie play mostly? I’ve actually seen very little of him so excuse my ignorance.

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.01.10 14:52:15 by Farlington Reply

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  • Can someone tell me WTF Jannie is doing at loosehead?

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.01.10 15:01:13 by Morné Reply
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  • @Farlington (Comment 7) : started at 10 at school, but moved to 15 in Standard 9. Been used at 15 by the Sharks in Vodacom Cup and Under 21

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.01.10 15:09:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 8) : I heard this was part of the deal used to convince Jannie to stay. He would be given gametime at 1 as well as 3, to maximise his chances of regular starting appearances. This way you can get both Dup’s and John into the run-on team… should you want to

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.01.10 15:10:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    Has he ever played loosehead?

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.01.10 15:12:48 by Morné Reply
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  • Sounds to me the Sharks are trying to accommodate too many okes in their setup.

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.01.10 15:13:12 by Morné Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    You have got to be kidding me!! :shock:

    Who do these brothers think they are?? :evil:

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.01.10 15:16:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 11) : don’t think so

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.01.10 15:21:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 12) : including straueli

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.01.10 15:21:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • Is it common for air conditioners to have water dripping out of them? :|

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.01.10 15:28:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 16) : probably just condensation…

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.01.10 15:50:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 16) : Depends how much and from where. There is a little thing called a overflow pipe? There is a reason it’s called that :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.01.10 16:06:08 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 18) : Klempie is not very technical :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.01.10 16:18:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Clearly :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.01.10 16:20:00 by Greg Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 16) :
    Yes, but to the outside of the room, if its dripping on the inside then you probably have a leak on the outlet pipe.

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.01.10 16:25:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Both those Dup brothers better step up and show their worth. John needs to be hooker and stay hooker, Vulindlu should play 13 and not wing :evil: and Klempie should realise this is a rugga blog :wink: :grin:

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.01.10 16:26:23 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 16) :
    What are you wasting electricity for, I thought its cold and wet in Gauteng?

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.01.10 16:27:10 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Atleast the Sharks are sticking to there guns with this Alberts saga

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.01.10 16:27:55 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 22) :
    Ja, next hes going to bring up running.

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.01.10 16:28:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 23) : Today its hot and humid :twisted:

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.01.10 16:28:50 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 25) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.01.10 16:29:23 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 26) :
    He’s probably got a treadmill in the office, close to the aircon, would explain some of those times he runs.

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.01.10 17:00:44 by Salmonoid Reply
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