Richard Ferguson

The Academy does us proud

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 2 Nov 2010 at 10:58
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The Sharks Academy celebrated their 10th anniversary at an official function at the Durban Country club not so long ago, and has some more news to celebrate.

The Springbok squad that was announced at a press conference after the Currie Cup Final on Saturday included three players that are products of the Sharks Academy. Keegan Daniel, Pat Lambie and Lwazi Mvovo all came through the system at the Sharks and could be selected to represent their country for the first time on this tour of the United Kingdom.

“As a result of their great form throughout the Currie Cup competition it was certainly just reward for Lwazi Mvovo, Patrick Lambie and Keegan Daniel to be selected for their First Springbok Tour,” commented a very proud Hans Scriba, The Sharks Academy Managing Director.

Other products from the Sharks Academy currently in the Springbok squad are Beast Mtawarira, Ryan Kankowski, Alistair Hargreaves and Francois Steyn.

Top Sharks players to come through the Academy include JP Pietersen, Craig Burden, Steven Sykes, Riaan Swanepoel, Pat Cilliers, Michael Rhodes, Steve Meyer, Wiehahn Herbst and Zuks Vulindlu.

Over the past decade The Sharks Academy has produced 45 Sharks and 10 Springboks.


  • Is that all? :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.11.10 11:16:01 by McLovin Reply
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  • Starting to look goood! Just a shame our u19 and u21 teams didn’t reach the finals

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.11.10 11:17:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 2) :

    That said, if the Sharks had a decent flyhalf and Lambie could still play U21, can you imagine how good that team would have been?!

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.11.10 11:18:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : yeah that is very true

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.11.10 11:20:00 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : I read Plum talking about flyhalves in the squad for next years S15, but no mention of Steve? Have you got news on him?

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.11.10 12:00:07 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 5) : If I remember correctly he could be out for almost a year following his injury.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.11.10 12:08:18 by lostfish Reply
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