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Sharks team taking shape for friendly


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 22 Jun 2010 at 07:00
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The Sharks take on the Valke in a compulsory friendly match in Nigel on Friday night. Whilst a large number of first-team regulars are not available through a combination of Springbok duty and injury, Hugh Reece-Edwards and his team look set to name the strongest lineup available, with a view to establishing some continuity heading into the Currie Cup proper.

While the Sharks have given up a smaller number than usual to the Bok group – thanks in no small part to a woeful Super 14 – injuries and player departures have taken their toll on the squad, leading to a pretty fresh-looking lineup likely to face the Valke. Beast Mtawarira will be at loosehead prop and Jacques Botes at openside, but the rest of the pack is expected to show changes. Alistair Hargreaves, recently released from the Springbok squad, should start in the second row alongside young Anton Bresler, with Steven Sykes sitting the match out as a precaution. Wiehahn Herbst and Craig Burden will be at tighthead prop and hooker respectively, while Justin Downey and Keegan Daniel are expected to make up the loose trio with Botes.

The backline is expected to have a somewhat more familiar look to it, although the absence of Ruan Pienaar means that Rory Kockott will start at scrumhalf, with either Monty Dumond or Steve Meyer calling the shots at flyhalf. Yet another (minor) injury to Riaan Swanepoel is likely to see Andries Strauss start at 12, while Vodacom Cup outside centre Jean Stemmet should get his first run in the number 13 jersey. There should be a whole new back three as well… Lwazi Mvovo went over on his ankle at practice and is being kept out as a precaution, while Pat Lambie is still in Argentina. Loius Ludik should probably run out at fullback, with the wing jerseys being occupied by two of Stefan Terblanche, Chris Jordaan and Mark Richards.

Possible Sharks lineup:
15 Ludik, 14 Terblanche/Richards, 13 Stemmet, 12 Strauss, 11 Jordaan, 10 Dumond/Meyer, 9 Kockott, 8 Daniel, 7 Downey, 6 Botes, 5 Hargreaves, 4 Bresler, 3 Herbst, 2 Burden, 1 Mtawarira



52 Comments

  • I have to ask, “Hugh Reece-Edwards and his team”? Is plum still on holiday?

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.06.10 07:53:30 by war1 Reply
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  • To the Sharks: Bring your warm clothes with you when you come up here boys……… Its freezing :!:

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.06.10 08:04:06 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • Wow but that are really an average team.

    Why is Oupa Stefan still playing?? :shock: :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.06.10 08:24:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 1) : Plum is on some trip to broaden his rugby knowledge and skills as coach… ;-)

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.06.10 08:28:00 by Charlie Reply

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  • So this is the injury list

    Sykes
    Deysel
    Mostert
    Alberts
    Swanepoel
    Odwa
    Mvuvo

    Not good for this time of the year :roll:

    But if al these guys return and add Mapoe to the mix it will be a great team.

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.06.10 08:34:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • People moaning about Doppies and Vermaak…just look at the lack of depth when the first choice players are out. :shock:

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.06.10 08:36:10 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Add JP and Bismarck to the list

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.06.10 08:39:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 4) : but he will be back for the currie cup as coach, if what rob wrote a while ago is true

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.06.10 08:43:20 by war1 Reply
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  • The best possible Sharks team without the Boks for the CC

    15 Lambie
    14 Mvuvo
    11 Pieterson
    13 Stemmet/ Mapoe
    12 Swannie
    10 Monty/Meyer
    9 Kockott
    8 Alberts
    7 Deysel
    6 Botes
    5 Hargreaves/Mostest
    4 Sykes
    3 Herbst
    2 Burden/Bissie when available
    1 Beast

    Not a bad team at all.

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.06.10 08:43:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Bissie will only play middle August I heard.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.06.10 08:45:06 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) : We can add Odwa, Ross Skeate, possibly Andre Pretorius

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.06.10 09:01:52 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 9) : I know ;-)

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.06.10 09:07:30 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 5) : @robdylan (Comment 8) : @war1 (Comment 12) : And Adi Jacobs :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.06.10 09:08:59 by Charlie Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 11) : Not a bad looking team :cool:

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.06.10 09:11:07 by Pokkel Reply
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  • WHen is Ross Skeate arriving?

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.06.10 09:13:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 13) : Sorry :oops: :oops:

    Best possible starting 15 (excluding Boks and including the injured)

    15 Lambie
    14 Mvovo
    11 Pieterson
    13 Adi
    12 Swannie
    10 Monty(I don’t know enough about Meyer)
    9 Kockott( Charl a close second )
    8 Alberts
    7 Deysel
    6 Botes
    5 Hargreaves/Mostest
    4 Sykes
    3 Herbst (the only position that is a bit of a worry)
    2 Burden/Bissie when available
    1 Beast

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.06.10 09:14:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 17) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.06.10 09:16:46 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 17) : Who’s comment got edited? The ‘reply’ comment numbers are not corresponding :shock:

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.06.10 09:18:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 19) : Mine, “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” :twisted:

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.06.10 09:21:08 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 19) : what did I do :shock:

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.06.10 09:23:05 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 21) : Nothing, No it’s mine awaiting moderation, I have used Julius surname in my comment… :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.06.10 09:24:21 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 21) : Naughty naughty

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.06.10 09:28:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • The most worrying aspect of this article is the mention of Schoolboy coaching sensation Huge Reece-Edwards… Ah fork, here we go again.

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.06.10 09:47:08 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • HEY!
    Did any one watch the Baby Boks last night…Lambie was by far the most outstanding player!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.06.10 09:57:14 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 23) : Don’t even go there…..I had selective blindness when reading the article.

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.06.10 09:57:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Also…what happened to my new avatar :?: :?:

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.06.10 09:57:59 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 24) : I didn’t unfortunately :sad:

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.06.10 09:58:46 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Does anyone know where in Nigel this game is and what time it is?

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.06.10 09:59:59 by war1 Reply
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  • sorry about that… we’re back up now :)

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.06.10 10:48:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • :roll: did u get a lot of emails??? :grin:

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.06.10 10:50:10 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 28) :Close to Vetkoekpeis?? :lol: won’t be difficult to find..Nigel is not very big u know?

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.06.10 11:44:44 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 31) : Hi Ice!

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.06.10 11:47:43 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 32) :hey Ma! How’s the weather down there? Better?

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.06.10 11:53:34 by Ice Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 30) : just one or two…

    hundred…

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.06.10 12:20:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • they should contest swannie to hooker

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.06.10 12:20:35 by fetcher Reply

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  • i meant convert

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.06.10 12:22:04 by fetcher Reply

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  • Just had a very good chat with one Steve Meyer. A real gent, that lad.

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.06.10 12:23:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @fetcher (Comment 36) : as long as they send Burden back to centre in his place :)

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.06.10 12:24:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) : So when do we get the article?? ;-)

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.06.10 12:30:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) : good to hear it

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.06.10 12:32:16 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : According to rugby365 Kanko has also been send back to the Sharks….any truth to this??I feel for Kanko….always touring with the Boks and never getting any game time to prove himself. PdV should either give him more playing time or send him back to the Sharks to play outside centre :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.06.10 12:32:51 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 39) : tomorrow morning
    @Pokkel (Comment 41) : looks like he has been released

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.06.10 12:44:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sharks v Valke Friday 25 June : Nigel
    This match was previously scheduled for Kempton Park, but the Barnard Stadium has been converted into a Fan park for Soccer World Cup

    Being played at the John Vorster Stadium in Nigel at 1800.

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.06.10 13:19:22 by Gerhardt Reply

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  • @Gerhardt (Comment 43) : thanks…

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.06.10 13:50:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : :lol:

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.06.10 13:52:26 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • heard the cheetahs are chasing earl rose and thats not the amazing part the amazing part is the sharks didn,t try get him ,this is something the head idiots wuld do ,actually pretty sad they didn,t try get him would have loved to see heads explode on this site , oh ya this doppies is coming to durban i.ll stop him at the airport if i have too ,the cheetahs are making brian vz and rudolf look smart for the week

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.06.10 16:01:11 by zvision10 Reply

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  • GO SHARKS GO WE ARE 100% BEHIND YOU :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.06.10 17:37:55 by chaz (For you Bro) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : Rob you better get that article out. Readers on news24 seems to think he was involved in drugs…

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.06.10 09:18:04 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 48) : check the front page… it’s got nothing to do with that

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.06.10 09:33:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • The Sharks
    15. Stefan Terblanche (Capt)
    14. Mark Richards
    13. Piet Lindeque
    12. Andries Strauss
    11. Louis Ludik
    10. Steve Meyer
    9. Rory Kockott
    8. Keegan Daniel
    7. Michael Rhodes
    6. Jacques Botes
    5. Alistair Hargreaves
    4. Anton Bresler
    3. Wiehahn Herbst
    2. Craig Burden
    1. Tendai Mtawarira
    Replacements
    16. Kyle Cooper
    17. Patric Cilliers
    18. Eugene van Staden
    19. Justin Downey
    20. Charl McLeod
    21. Monty Dumond
    22. Dwayne Jenner

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.06.10 15:15:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And a post woulda been too much trouble? @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) :

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.06.10 15:20:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) :

    :mrgreen: :lol:

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