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Sharks XV gear up for 2010 Vodacom Cup


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 16 Feb 2010 at 01:53
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The Sharks XV got their 2010 season underway with an impressive 65-14 win over a KZN club team last weekend. Coach Sean Everitt used the match as an opportunity to give some much-needed gametime to a number of fringe Super 14 players, including those returning from injury.

In all, 26 players were utilised in a game that was locked at 7-all after 40 minutes. The Sharks XV ran riot in the second half, though, thanks in no small part to seasoned players like Deon Carstens, Pat Cilliers, Charl McLeod and Riaan Swanepoel. Although the side for Saturday featured a number of players that will miss the first few games of the Vodacom Cup season through being on the Sharks Super 14 tour, the Sharks XV squad that was this week named on SARugby’s web site is a strong one, boasting plenty of talent.

The bulk of the players have come up through the Sharks age group ranks and the Academy, with only three players coming in from outside of the province this year. Louis Ludik is one of them, although he will join the Super 14 squad when fit. Journeyman Lions and Bulls scrumhalf Nicholas Eyre and Maties centre Jean Stemmert are the others.

The Sharks XV squad for 2010 is as follows (players in bold have also been named in the Super 14 squad this year):

Props:
Dale Chadwick, Wiehahn Herbst, Melusi Mthethwa, Sabelo Nhlapo, Ulrich Pretorius, Pat Cilliers, Julian Redelinghuys
Hookers:
Kyle Cooper, Hannes Snyman
Locks:
Anton Bresler, Alistair Hargreaves, Jandre Marais
Loose/utility forwards:
Renaldo Bothma, Justin Downey, Lambert Groenewald, Luvuyiso Lusaseni, Michael Rhodes, Lee Thompson, Cameron Dunlop, Meyer Swanepoel, Skholiwe Ndlovu
Scrumhalves:
Ross Cronje, Shannon Rick, Rudi Dames, Neil de Bruyn
Flyhalves:
Wesley Dunlop, Wynand Pienaar
Centres:
Jean Stemmet, Luzuko Vulindlu, Jerome Pretorius, Arno van Zyl
Wings:
Chris Jordaan, Daniel Ojiambo, Mark Richards, Sibusiso Sithole, Rosko Specman
Fullbacks:
Pat Lambie, Louis Ludik



18 Comments

  • thanks for the team rob, looks like we have some good depth. any news on guy cronje?

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.02.10 08:28:16 by war1 Reply
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  • A bit of a tiff on fullback for the XV. Who else can cover there? Jordaan and Dunlop?

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.02.10 08:34:06 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • And thin at lock too.

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.02.10 08:34:39 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 3) : some of the loose/utility forwards can cover lock

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.02.10 08:38:20 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) : and if need be, bring in some of the academy young guns

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.02.10 08:38:49 by war1 Reply
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  • Like who? I know Rhodes will fit in. I dont really know the talents of the others (I am DSTV-negative).

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.02.10 08:44:50 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • Would like to see how guys like stemmet and both flyhalves perform.

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.02.10 08:44:53 by JJR Reply
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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 6) : rob is the person to ask, but we have locks. no worries.

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.02.10 08:54:48 by war1 Reply
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  • I see the Argies is playing in the Southern half with us, Pampas XV, :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.02.10 09:34:25 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 6) : two names as back up to this squad are johan schoonbee and jandre marais’s brother, not sure of his name

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.02.10 09:37:20 by war1 Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 9) : anyone know what pampas means? :?:

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.02.10 09:37:57 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 11) : something about grass :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.02.10 09:51:56 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) : Lee Thompson, Luvo Lusaseni, Mike Rhodes and Meyer Swanepoel are all useful locks.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.02.10 10:15:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 11) : It’s the grass lands (gras vlaktes) in Argentina

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.02.10 10:33:33 by MysticShark Reply
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  • Stupid question. If LL and Lambie are both here, who`s our cover for Stefan then?

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.02.10 10:39:31 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • happy birthday Anton Bresler:-)

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.02.10 10:40:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : happy happy

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.02.10 10:43:58 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 15) : ruan :?: ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.02.10 10:44:23 by rekinek Reply
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