Bresler, Ludik in as Sharks XV squad confirmed

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 24 Feb 2010 at 14:20
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Sean Everitt has named his Sharks XV squad to battle the Border Bulldogs at ABSA Stadium Durban on Friday evening. Entrance to the ground is free and kick-off is at 18h00.

The team doesn’t differ much from the probable lineup we posted a few days ago. Anton Bresler comes in for Jandre Marais in the somewhat unfamiliar number 4 jersey, where he will partner Springbok Alistair Hargreaves in the second row. In the other change to our anticipated lineup, Louis Ludik will start at fullback, with Chris Jordaan covering the back three off the bench.

The team boasts a good blend of Currie Cup stalwarts and youngsters, with last year’s impressive under 21 side providing 9 of the match 22. There is a smattering of Super 14 experience as well, with captain Andries Strauss boasting the most caps. Pat Cilliers, Hargreaves, Charl McLeod, Monty Dumond, Luzuko Vulindlu, Ross Cronjé, Skollie Ndlovu and Jordaan have all represented the Sharks in Super rugby in the past, while Wiehahn Herbst, Justin Downey and Mike Rhodes have a smattering of Currie Cup caps between them.

Ludik and outside centre Jean Stemmet are the only newcomers to Sharks rugby in the side and much will be expected of them in terms of attacking backline play. There is plenty of depth in the wider squad as well, so the pressure will be on these players to perform well and force the coach’s hand in terms of selection for the rest of the competition.

Look out for winger Mark Richards and reserve centre Jerome “Trompie” Pretorius, both of whom are bound to be full of running.

Sharks XV (* denotes 2009 u/21 player)
15 Louis Ludik, 14 Mark Richards*, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Andries Strauss (capt) , 11 Luzuko Vulindlu, 10 Monty Dumond, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Luvuyiso Lusaseni*, 7 Lambert Groenewald*, 6 Justin Downey, 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Anton Bresler*, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper*, 1 Pat Cilliers
16 Hannes Snyman*, 17 Sabz Nhlapo*, 18 Mike Rhodes, 19 Skollie Ndlovu, 20 Ross Cronjé*, 21 Jerome Pretorius*, 22 Chris Jordaan


  • entrance is FREEEEEEE! No excuses, guys. Man, I wish I lived in Durban

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.02.10 14:22:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • It`s actually funny. Last year Lambie worked to get into the CC squad while Monty and the guys played there already. Now the roles are reversed . . .

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.02.10 14:28:04 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : me to i would of been ;-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.02.10 14:36:09 by Charmaine Reply

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  • 19 of 22 are my friends on FaceBook :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.02.10 14:37:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : stalker ;-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.02.10 14:58:23 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : restraining order :shock: jokes

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.02.10 15:00:33 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Good team

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.02.10 15:03:16 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 6) : they’ve tried and failed :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.02.10 15:05:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) : great team.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.02.10 15:09:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • :smile: ;-)

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.02.10 07:17:59 by Charmaine Reply

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  • Okay explain the following to me.

    Why is Hargreaves in this team, when the ‘reason’ for his tour exclusion was ‘fitness’?

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.02.10 11:34:23 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 11) : because that reason was a lie. You know it, I Know it, we all know it

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.02.10 11:36:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    F#%^&*@ it is off-pissing.

    These tanks is charge are losing the plot quickly.

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.02.10 11:41:16 by Morné Reply
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  • All we can do is support all our players and hope they can do their job with everything that’s going on behind the scenes. Good luck guys.

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.02.10 11:45:59 by Nita Reply

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  • @Nita (Comment 14) : yes agree there just have fun we’ll scream this side and hope we have a voice for the next game good luck guys hoping for the best :smile:

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.02.10 11:48:35 by Charmaine Reply

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  • well one team lost just maybe the u 21 will have a good chance can anybody tell me it will it be on tele :cry: :smile:

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.02.10 10:26:34 by Charmaine Reply

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