Seasons change, people get older and Rugby moves forward but the Sharks stay the same?! I am getting sick of seeing guys like Gerhard van den Heever and Lionel Mapoe receiving tons of praise in the media, not because i am jealous but rather because i know we have guys in the Sharks ranks who can match these guys given the chance.
Consider the Currie Cup last year, how awesome was it to see Craig Burden smashing opposition around with his bullocking runs, Lwazi Mvovo with ball in hand and even on defence was a revelation, in my opinion van den Heevertjie could get hurt by Lwazi. Lets keep going, Charl Mcleod although a tad inconsistent showed he definitely had the distribution skills to push Rory all the way. Patric Cilliers is much better than Jannie du Plessis full stop. Patrick Lambie was the stand out player int the whole Absa u21 competition last year, he is brilliant on basically every front.
Ive mentioned just a few names of guys that really deserve a chance to show what they are made of. Competition for places can only improve a players game, take a look at Ryan Kankowski who in my opinion is looking hungry this year, this is coming from the fact that he has Willem Alberts breathing Down his neck. Sharks rugby isnt looking great at the moment why not start building up the amazing talent within the ranks and hey who says they cant do better than the current chargers seeing as they arent doing that well anyway! Mjekevu, Van Den Heever, Mapoe, De Jongh and whoever else is making their mark need to face some guys their own age hahaTweet