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Ludik gets his chance


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 19 Feb 2010 at 12:45
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The Sharks XV will take on the Cheetahs Vodacom Cup team in the curtain raiser to today’s Super 14 clash in Durban. Louis Ludik will start at fullback in a strong Sharks XV outfit.Since there’s been no official announcement, I’ve needed to use my contacts within the squad to try and piece together the starting 15. I think I have it right, but there might be a few positions that aren’t 100% accurate.

Pat Cilliers will captain the team from loosehead prop, with Baby Boks Kyle Cooper (hooker) and Wiehahn Herbst (tighthead) joining him in the front row. The settled combination of Jandre Marais and Anton Bresler continue in the second row,  with Justin Downey, Lambert Groewald and Luvo Lusaseni making up the loose trio.

Ross Cronjé will be at scumhalf, with a certain Jacques Venter picked as his partner. This may well be the same Venter who up until recently was playing Varsity Cup rugby for the TUT Vikings.  Jean Stemmet and Jerome Pretorius are the centers, with Rosco Speckman and Mark Richards, both of whom played for the under 21s last year, joining Ludik in the back 3.

Expect to see wholesale changes in the second half, though, as there’s a big squad and coach Sean Everitt will want to give everyone a run.

Sharks XV

1  Pat Cilliers (capt), 2 Kyle Cooper, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 4 Jandre Marais, 5 Anton Bresler, 6 Justin Downey, 7 Lambert Groenewald, 8 Luvuyiso Lusaseni, 9 Ross Cronjé, 10 Jacques Venter, 11Rosco Speckman, 12 Jean Stemmet, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 14 Mark Richards, 15 Louis Ludik



63 Comments

  • That looks like a really good team, just not sure who ross cronj&eacute is :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.02.10 12:59:58 by war1 Reply
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  • Very good side that. VC could be ours this year.

    On a different note: Reds 27 – Crusaders 6 (58min)

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.02.10 13:00:21 by rhineshark Reply
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  • I hope he gets through the game ok. Good luck to Ludik and the rest of the squad.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.02.10 13:02:03 by Farlington Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 1) : Me neither, but Rob reckons he’s cute :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.02.10 13:02:16 by rhineshark Reply
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  • where’s Lambie, good luck Ludik, score a brace

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.02.10 13:11:06 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • yes good luck ludik it looks like a very strong sharks team just hope we get bonus 5 we need that before we go on tour

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.02.10 13:16:59 by Charmaine Reply

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  • Reds 41 – Crusaders 13 (76min)

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.02.10 13:18:22 by rhineshark Reply
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  • this might not be right… hearing something about Lambie being at 10…

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.02.10 13:39:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • interested to see how stemmet does. We need some depth at inside. Hop pat does play fly cause he has all the potential to be a star there.

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.02.10 14:01:12 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 9) : i think Pat will play 10

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.02.10 14:05:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Right place to blood the young guys, give ‘em an opportunity in voda-cup first, then CC and finaly S14…not that they’d do it that way…

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.02.10 14:12:35 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Where oh where is Riaan Swanepoel?

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.02.10 14:14:17 by Fido Reply

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  • @Fido (Comment 12) : Nursing a injury ;-)

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.02.10 14:15:28 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Please let that just be a silly rumour. The guy has talent, but as FTL said he should be blooded through the system. As a previous poster noted, we all saw what happened to Gaffie.

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.02.10 14:19:21 by rhineshark Reply
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  • So I take it Ludik is 100% then and this is just to get him back into action, he should then go on tour also…so we’re getting some depth at full back….very good

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.02.10 14:19:43 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 14) : Don’t worry, this is for voda-cup, not S14 :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.02.10 14:21:17 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 14) : Lambie at 10 for the Sharks XV in the warmup game… not for the Sharks in the S14!!!! :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.02.10 14:25:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Jeez, must go to Specsavers :oops: Almost had a coronary – all this waiting is getting to me on a slooow Firday afternoon.

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.02.10 14:27:50 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 18) : you’re telling me. Bring on the game!

    Sharks XV match kicks off in an hour. Now if only someone could be there to give us updates

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.02.10 14:30:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 15) : Fires, Yip think this is to get Ludik some game time. Hope he goes on tour. Would be good to see Lambie play FH.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.02.10 14:30:27 by Puma Reply

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  • Good under 21 representation.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.02.10 14:50:21 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 21) : yup… 10/15

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.02.10 14:51:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • will this be televised by any chance?

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.02.10 14:57:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 23) : fat chance :(

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.02.10 15:20:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • Wow! Almost more excited abt the XV line up than the Sharks one. Com on boytjies show your talent!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.02.10 15:25:17 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • we’re leading 10-0 after half an hour

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.02.10 16:00:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : :cool:

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.02.10 16:05:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • Sean everitt for sharks currie cup coach!! And give there boytjies a go in the currie cup as well, well i can dream cant i?

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.02.10 16:05:39 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : nice

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.02.10 16:06:24 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 28) : I’ll dream with you

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.02.10 16:08:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • ok – it’s 17-0 with half time approaching.

    Lambie is playing 10, but otherwise the team is as written above… except the centres are switched!

    Try to Stemmet, try to Ludik. Two convs and a pen to Lambie

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.02.10 16:12:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : :razz:

    howcome we don’t have Vodacom Cup pool. Isn’t VC on SB :?:

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.02.10 16:19:14 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : is Lambie on the park already?

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.02.10 16:20:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 33) : what position?

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.02.10 16:21:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 32) : nope, cos nobody watches it and nobody cares :(
    @rekinek (Comment 34) : he started at 10.

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.02.10 16:28:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • sounds like we’re giving them a torrid time in the scrums

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.02.10 16:31:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : :cool: the arti says that jacques Venter started at 10. And I think when the side was released originally Ludik and lambie both were on the bench.

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.02.10 16:35:42 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) :
    Well if the VC side gets the results and the big boys dont, we wont have any choice but to be interested.

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.02.10 16:41:37 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Good luck to Sharks tonight. We have to win this one.

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.02.10 16:44:46 by Puma Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 37) : this side was never released anywhere :)

    But yeah, looks like my information about Venter starting was wrong

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.02.10 16:48:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : exactly. I love the Vodacom Cup myself, but I’m afraid it’s not a widely-held view

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.02.10 16:51:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) : :shock: i am seeing things :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.02.10 16:54:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 42) : did you read the arti? I was given the side by one or two of the players. There was never an official announcement :)

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.02.10 16:58:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hows that score coming on?

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.02.10 17:00:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 44) : it’s now 20-0. Seems lots of changes at half time. Jacques Venter (he does exist!) now on at ten and he kicked a penalty.

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.02.10 17:01:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) :
    Thanks.
    Thats me for the day, have a goode one all. Time to make preperatiuons for the game

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.02.10 17:05:52 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Any change in the score, Rob? How are you getting updates btw?

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.02.10 17:12:29 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 47) : I’m updating as I get them… still 20 nil, as far as I know.

    I have a friend at the game.

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.02.10 17:14:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks. Good to have friends in the right places ;-)

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.02.10 17:23:45 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Final score 27-0

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.02.10 17:27:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • last try was by Mark Richards

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.02.10 17:29:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 49) : I have friends in so many places that the law of averages works in my favour from time to time :)

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.02.10 17:30:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • Great stuff! Now let’s hope our Sharkies can emulate them.

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.02.10 17:30:59 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : who won :?:

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.02.10 17:32:10 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 54) : nevamind :razz:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : busted – just checked the team :mrgreen:
    but i could have sworn i saw it somewhere

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.02.10 17:41:13 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : :cool:

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.02.10 17:41:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 2) : Hey man…if you’re gonna give away scores, first give some sort of warning.

    I wanted to watch that game later today :shock:

    Now I can’t read the rest of the blog, because I’m sure more of you will comment on that.

    That’s pretty cool though, I like that one of the weaker teams are starting to show their stuff and even more glad that it’s against the crusaders. I’m tired of crusaders dominance. I hope they loose a lot more games this year…go reds.

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.02.10 18:01:11 by Letgo Reply
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  • So…?

  • Comment 59, posted at 19.02.10 19:46:00 by Letgo Reply
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  • Left the Lions to become a Vodacom cup player? Hmmmm

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.02.10 11:23:31 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Why do I have 5 stars under my name?

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.02.10 11:24:16 by Hmmm Reply

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  • An Rob has 3 silver stars….lol

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.02.10 11:25:19 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Oh I see now there is like a points system…
    It seems post earn you a lot of points…
    Well it seems the you up and coming CC players are catching up to me with some speed…seems I might get demoted during the S14…lol
    Are there vodacom up players as well?

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