Lambie leads Baby Sharks charge

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 19 Apr 2010 at 00:02
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Super 14 fullback Patrick Lambie heads an impressive list of junior Sharks players who have been named in a 26-man SA Under 20 squad who will compete for the coveted IRB Junior World Championship title, in Argentina in June.

Lambie, who despite being only 19 years of age has rapidly established himself as a fixture in the Sharks backline, was initially thought to have missed out on Baby Bok selection, since Super 14 duties have kept him away from all the training camps. Sanity has prevailed, though, and the youngster has indeed been included, along with another Super 14 regular in Lions winger Wandile Mjekevu.

No fewer than five other Sharks players have been included, although winger Sbu Sithole is the only other backline player. Sithole recently made his debut for the Sharks XV in the Vodacom Cup. Hooker Monde Hadebe joins locks Kene Okafor and Peet Marais in the squad, while loose forward Lubabalo Mthembu completes the Sharks contingent.

For Okafor, it will be his second year at the tournament and ironically enough, last year he was joined by Jandre Marais, Peet’s older brother. A number of other Sharks juniors came very close to making the cut, including hooker Shaun Malton and (yet another) lock, Johan Schoonbie.

The squad will be captained by the Bulls’ CJ Stander and coached by Eric Sauls, while former Bulls (and Bok) loose forward Tim Dlunane, whose career was cut so tragically short by injury, will go along as the Logistics Manager.

SA Under-20 Squad: Brummer Badenhorst, Mlungisi Bali, Sebastian de Chaves, Ruan Dreyer, Christiaan du Randt, Francois du Toit, Branco du Preez, Monde Hadebe, Adri Jacobs, Elton Jantjies, Patrick Lambie, Sampie Mastriet, Peet Marais, Sam Mbombo, Frederick Muller, Wandile Mjekevu, Lubabalo Mthembu, Kenechukwu Okafor, Nico Scheepers, Louis Schreuder, CJ Stander (capt), Sibusiso Sithole, Jaco Taute, Marcel van der Merwe, Hendrik van der Walt, Francois Venter.


  • Good luck to all the guys in the squad, go out and prove the point that SA Rugby Rules.

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.04.10 07:31:23 by JarsonX Reply
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    JarsonXAssistant coach
  • This guy is seriously good player and will more than likely play for the Boks one day!!

    Now you guys just need a few centres and a flyhalves!! :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.04.10 08:23:43 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • Good luck to the players. Very proud of our young Lambie. Going to be a Bok for sure. :smile:

    @JarsonX (Comment 1) : hehehe. Like that saying….. :lol: GO BAMBIES….. :cool:

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.04.10 09:03:11 by Puma Reply

    PumaCurrie Cup player
  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : great name for the SA U20 BAMBIES :razz:

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.04.10 09:05:37 by Chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • @wpw (Comment 2) : and then whatch our team the unbeatable SHARKS :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.04.10 09:06:27 by Chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • Well Lambie good luck to you and the SA U21 team we are all holding our thumbs and will stand by the SA team no matter what and bring that great cup back home for us :mrgreen:

    And i think our SW will be proud of you because you are a GOOD SHARKS player
    great just great :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.04.10 09:09:27 by Chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • Lambie looked pretty good on Saturday and I was surprised at his attitude and sportmanship. Not sure if they showed it on TV during the game, but at one stage a Lions player was on the ground and suffering from cramp. Lambie rushed over to help without even thinking about it. Now this might sound like nothing to some of you but I think that it shows alot about his character and how mature he really is for a 19 year old. Well done to him on his inclusion in the baby bok side and I hope he never loses perspective of things.

    The Sharks better take good care of this youngster.

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.04.10 09:55:27 by Farlington Reply

    FarlingtonSuper Rugby player
  • @Farlington (Comment 7) : we will and the other clubs leave him alone he is ours and we are going to make him a star :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.04.10 11:21:47 by Chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain

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