Richard Ferguson

Junior teams to take on WP

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, WP on 8 Oct 2010 at 10:54
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With all the talk surrounding the permutations of how the Sharks are going to play on Saturday and whether we will end with WP or the Bulls next weekend, there is the matter of the U21 and U19 knock out stages to look forward to. In the U21 competition, the winner of the WP v Sharks match (curtain raiser to the main game) will determine which of the two teams finish top of log.

The Bulls are currently in top spot on the log, but have completed their league games. Which ever team wins will overtake them, and should the losing team score four tries and lose by less than seven points (thus scoring 2 points) should be able to leapfrog the Bulls as well into the second spot, relegating the Bulls to third. This round is very important as it works the same as for the main league where first and second secures you a home semi final. The final will be played at the same ground as the main Currie Cup Final, so the teams have no control over that.

The brothers Cronje are reunited this weekend and will take the 9/10 pivotal role for the team. The other pair of brothers, the Marais locks, will pack down together in the 4/5 jerseys. Kyle Cooper has been drafted in from the Sharks main group to bulk up the front row and try get that top spot on the log.

The Under 19s have sewn up third spot on the log and cannot move from there, but will hope to finish the pool stages on a high and reverse the first round result where they lost narrowly (25-28) ahead of next week’s semi where they travel to Loftus to take on the Bulls.

Like the Under 21s, the backline is unchanged with the loose forward composition altered on both flanks as Siseko Jafta comes in for Rynardt van Wyk and Francois Kleinhans replaces Nick Dodgen. Watch out for Piet Lindeque in the backline who is potent on attack.

The teams:

Sharks Under 21s vs WP Under 21s

15. Wynand Pienaar
14. Mark Richards
13. Howard Mnisi
12. Dwayne Jenner
11. Rosco Speckman
10. Guy Cronje
9. Ross Cronje (Capt)
8. Meyer Swanepoel
7. Lambert Groenewald
6. Jaco Otto
5. Peet Marais
4. Jandre Marais
3. Francois Hanekom
2. Kyle Cooper
1. Dale Chadwick

16. Hannes Snyman
17. Dexter Fahey
18. Daniel Ojiambo
19. Cameron Dunlop
20. Cobus Reinach
21. Willie du Plessis
22. Gouws Prinsloo

Sharks Under 19s vs WP 19s

15. Jaco van Tonder
14. Jacques Lombard
13. Piet Lindeque
12. Heimar Williams
11. Mandla Dube
10. Reef Naiken
9. Rowan Howse
8. Marcell Coetzee
7. Siseko Jafta
6. Francois Kleinhans
5. Wayne Lemley
4. Mike Williams (Capt)
3. Nick Schonert
2. Adriaan de le Rey
1. Danie Mienie

16. Gideon Bruwer
17. Riaan Basson
18. Peet Coetzee
19. Rynardt van Wyk
20. Stefan Ungerer
21. Ryno Olivier
22. Jared Meyer


  • Good to see Province juniors doing so well.

    2010 – Stormers, WP, U21 & U19 all ending in the top 2 of their respective logs. :cool:

    Some kind of trophy would be nice. :|

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.10.10 11:34:05 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.10.10 12:09:53 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : The U/21′s and WP has not finished second yet, nor will they :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.10.10 12:27:47 by Jarson Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonXAssistant coach
  • So when does LMS competition end??

    Rob, thread please!! Stop being a slacker!! :twisted:

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.10.10 12:36:33 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • :mrgreen: GO SHARKS GO :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.10.10 10:36:02 by chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain

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