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A new home for Trompie


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 24 Jan 2011 at 12:32
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One of the seemingly “forgotten men” of South African rugby, Trompie Nontshinga, will apparently play for College Rovers in Durban this season. Nontshinga, who was at one stage regarded as one of the most exciting wingers in the country, will hope to play his way into the Sharks XV team for this year’s Vodacom Cup.

After representing South Africa at age-group level back in 2004, the young winger first made his mark playing for the Cheetahs in the 2005 Currie Cup. He was then snapped up by the Bulls, but struggled to earn regular gametime in Pretoria. It was in 2008 that he really shone, when playing for the Lions on loan in the Currie Cup. The Joburg team were keen to secure his services for the next year, but he then made the somewhat strange decision to rather sign for Griquas.

Trompie played no rugby at all in 2010 – presumably as a result of injury – but with the Sharks XV squad short on wingers, not to mention experienced players in general, don’t be too surprised if Sean Everitt takes a serious look at Nontshinga this season.



16 Comments

  • Useful player. Up against some really hot young talent though. Should bring the best out in all.

    He really should have joined the Lions – for his own career’s sake.

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.01.11 12:45:30 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 1) : Trompie is a bit old now (28, I think) but I always liked him back in the day. Strong guy, good finisher.

    with Sithole and Richards not in the running for Vodacom Cup this year, I’d be keen to see him get a run.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.01.11 12:48:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • He should have stayed at the Lions. :roll:
    Had a very good season there but if my memory serves me he wanted more money than they offered him at the time. Weird!

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.01.11 12:52:01 by wpw Reply
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  • Nice to know we have him as backup if we need him…still a solid player. Great handoff…

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.01.11 13:18:14 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 4) : oh ja…

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.01.11 13:22:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 4) : Agree – a good, solid wing. And a rather competent running fullback.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.01.11 14:26:43 by rhineshark Reply
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  • now imagine if he plays wing and Jerome Pretorius plays centre… two Trompies in the same backline :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.01.11 14:39:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yipp Trompie was really A good signing for his looking sharp at training I hope sharks xv dont rush him back we need him cause we gna dominate at the rover.IMAGINE Trompie at 12 Zuks at 13 rosco at 11 trompie at 14 and mickelwood at 15 now thats awesome for a clb side

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.01.11 14:49:11 by skull Reply

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  • @skull (Comment 8) : Chris Micklewood? Is he back in Durbs?

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.01.11 14:59:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @skull (Comment 8) : who you playing at 9 and 10?

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.01.11 14:59:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • yeah chris is back if not the cronjes at halfbacks it will be shannin rick and jaques venter

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.01.11 22:39:14 by skull Reply

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  • @skull (Comment 11) : why did I think Rick had headed down to NMMU? Or am I confusing him with someone else?

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.01.11 10:06:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Ja that would be cool…we needed another experienced wing…nice to have him in Durbs, maybe we must give him a run in the tri-series? Another question…which guys other than van zyl and dunlop have joined tuks?

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.01.11 10:44:39 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 13) : Neil de Bruyn too… not sure if there are others

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.01.11 11:05:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Morning all

    well i just can’y put the face to the name :oops:

    just hope he does good for the team :smile:

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.01.11 11:12:38 by chaz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Thanks.

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.01.11 11:18:38 by JJR Reply
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