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Sharks unchanged for Pumas clash


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 20 Jul 2011 at 10:19
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John Plumtree has had the luxury of naming an unchanged line-up for Friday night’s match against the Pumas, with the short turnaround in-between games necessitating as much continuity as possible on the part of the coach.

The young players who all impressed against the Blue Bulls on Saturday will be given a further opportunity to show that their performances at Kings Park were no once-off feat and that they can repeat the same hunger, intensity and execution on the road, against less-famous opposition.

In a positional switch, Mark Richards and Louis Ludik have switched jerseys, meaning a start on the right for Richards. Dale Chadwick has been retained in the number 1 jersey after a stunning debut start at looshead and Julian Redelinghuys has been bracketed with Eugene van Staden as the reserve prop. Expect both players to make the trip to Nelspruit, with a late fitness test determining whether van Staden will take over from the youngster in the number 17 jersey.

The match kicks off at Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium at 7pm on Friday.

The Sharks
15. Stefan Terblanche
14. Mark Richards
13. Marius Joubert
12. Meyer Bosman
11. Louis Ludik
10. Frederic Michalak
9. Ross Cronje
8. Keegan Daniel (C)
7. Marcell Coetzee
6. Jacques Botes
5. Ross Skeate
4. Anton Bresler
3. Wiehahn Herbst
2. Craig Burden
1. Dale Chadwick
Replacements
16. Kyle Cooper
17. Julian Redelinghuys / Eugene van Staden
18. Jan Andre Marais
19. Francois Kleinhans
20. Jacobus Reinach
21. Jacques-Louis Potgieter
22. Sibusiso Sithole



68 Comments

  • Go Sharks!! Woohoo!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.07.11 10:20:39 by JarsonX Reply
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  • good to see

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.07.11 10:22:00 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • Excellent! Think its good for building continuity and team – especially against a hungry Pumas side in Nelspruit.

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.07.11 10:23:29 by Ice Reply
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  • I hope our centres use this game to get into a bit of form. They were the only 2 that didn’t impress last weekend and they are suppose to be 2 of the most experienced.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.07.11 10:24:46 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Watched the highlights last night and Keegan was brilliant. Richards also impressed a lot. I hope Sbura gets some decent game time on Friday.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.07.11 10:25:05 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Great stuff. I hope v Staden pulls through and makes the squad.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.07.11 10:25:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • This venue is a beautiful stadium. I hope they can fill it for a change.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.07.11 10:28:43 by beet Reply

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  • I like that, good to give them a good run, pity we won’t see but the reports will tell the story :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.07.11 10:31:27 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Me too,
    And you’ve got mail :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.07.11 10:32:03 by Franshark Reply
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  • Nice! i like i like! gonna be a tough one.

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.07.11 10:34:52 by G West Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Youve got mail from me too! :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.07.11 10:36:14 by Ice Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 7) :
    We will only fill it for a Bokke game, the organisers are pathetic when it comes to this sort of thing it seems. Surprisingly enough all the Soccer games are always sold out… i wonder why… maybe because people know about it happening months before the time and can plan for it! :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.07.11 10:37:25 by G West Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : your popular :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.07.11 10:38:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 11) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :
    i also want mail hahahah :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.07.11 10:38:43 by G West Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :
    Yes we will need him for the Physical Pink Pumas

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.07.11 10:40:13 by G West Reply
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  • @G West (Comment 14) : u already have the game, now u want mail too :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.07.11 10:47:50 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 9) : I can’t see that mail until I get home tonight. Will reply then.

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.07.11 10:55:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : you really need a phone that can get mail :)

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.07.11 10:56:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 11) : I’ll read yours when I get home too. :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.07.11 10:57:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : I can get mail on my phone, but can’t be bothered to set up the mailbox.

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.07.11 10:59:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : oh nice… it’s like you don’t love us at all :(

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.07.11 11:04:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • my half will be happy. he’s been living in fear that I will be dragging him to Witbank. Now – he’s safe – Nelspruit a bit far for us :|

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.07.11 11:04:31 by rekinek Reply
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  • Good on Plum. I am glad they do not underestimate these Pumas at a time when it is so important to build up momentum for the season. GO SHARKS!!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.07.11 11:06:13 by Viking Reply
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  • I like continuity. This is a new team so good opportunity to get some gelling going.

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.07.11 11:08:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • who is next to cover 12?

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.07.11 11:09:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 22) : You could always make a weekend of it, tell him you have had enough of the cold and need a bit of warming up. :twisted:

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.07.11 11:13:29 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 25) : JLP?

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.07.11 11:17:38 by Ice Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 26) : Sounds not too bad. especially that I have a flu and bad cough. I’m not used to this harsh South African climate. Not sure though whether I can risk the freezing nights :twisted:

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.07.11 11:19:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 27) : to be frank he can’t be much worse. perhaps if you don’t stress him with kicking could be a nice change.

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.07.11 11:20:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 29) : at least if JLP plays 80 min I can moan more :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.07.11 11:20:53 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 28) : Nelspruit should be warm enough, just make sure that the windows are closed when driving past Witbank. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.07.11 11:22:56 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 31) : screw you guys… I’m going home! :)

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.07.11 11:25:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : don’t be a sissy :twisted: ;-)
    besides somebody needs to maintain discipline here since KSA does not love us anymore :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.07.11 11:33:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 33) : Exactly! I mean! He does not even want to make an effort to get our e0mails!! :sad: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.07.11 11:35:26 by Ice Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 33) : oh ja… that’s true!

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.07.11 11:37:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : no problemo :)

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.07.11 11:46:58 by Franshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : agree :)

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.07.11 11:53:14 by Franshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : You hit the nail on the head. :)

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.07.11 13:27:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : Much more effecient to just say. FJELN! :razz:

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.07.11 13:32:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : :shock: NASTY!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.07.11 13:32:38 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 40) : his away from love for far too long now, whens that flight :)

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.07.11 13:34:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 40) : indeed :| i think we need to get these dates when the KSAs are in Gold Reef City and when KSA is visiting one of the shafts close the door and keep locked until the love returns :twisted:

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.07.11 13:50:49 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 42) : Great idea, Reks!! :lol:

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.07.11 13:56:35 by Ice Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 42) : Maybe bumping Gold Reef City for Timbavati was a good idea……………

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.07.11 13:57:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : are you chickening now :twisted:
    there is always plan B – like descending in numbers upon Durban in August :twisted:

  • Comment 45, posted at 20.07.11 14:09:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : we can always draw up a little contract on your head with a couple of lions!! :lol:

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.07.11 14:10:02 by Ice Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 45) : We will probably still be spending a night in JHB on the way up (31Jul) and on the way back (4th, 5th) but not sure if Gold Reef will still be on the agenda.

    as for descending on Durban…….. kette is today booking a hotel room for her and myself at the Sibaya lodge for the night before the SLB. Will they let me in if I dress in drag?

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.07.11 14:18:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : i can’t believe that you are giving us all this information :shock: :twisted: ;-)
    i’m sure if you add a wig they will let you in :grin: not sure you can sit at our table though you may be distracting Freddie too much :mrgreen:

    as to the night in Sibaya …. I’m sure Ice and myself can get extra toothpaste and negotiate sth with Kette :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.07.11 14:25:04 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 48) : Hey I made the front page of the Mercury for running the Spar Ladies 10k in drag. :oops:

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.07.11 14:33:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 48) : You might need a designated driver so be nice to me. :wink:

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.07.11 14:34:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 49) : that’s why I am so afraid that you will distract Freddie :lol: (See- this is nice ;-)

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.07.11 14:40:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : you do realise that this is breakfast we’re talking about :lol:

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.07.11 14:41:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 52) : Hugh Bladen is close family of mine! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.07.11 14:46:04 by Ice Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : Hey, I told you I would set it up for you :evil:

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.07.11 14:48:56 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 54) : Yeah but this way people can’t bother me when I don’t want to be bothered :)

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.07.11 15:54:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 52) : What time do you arrive the night before?

    Does the hotel have a shuttle from the airport?

    I could come in pretty handy :wink:

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.07.11 15:55:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : :razz:

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.07.11 16:03:16 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : i am not sure whether it’s safe to reveal travelling arrangements. In case you are setting up a trap let me tell you – we are in numbers :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.07.11 16:05:35 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 9) :
    @Ice (Comment 11) :

    I replied.

    I love you both again, almost as if you were my own children. Just glad I didn’t have to deal with your report cards……. :razz: :wink:

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.07.11 16:18:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 59) : What do you mean, you DON’T deal with your own children’s report cards :oops: :lol:

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.07.11 16:22:36 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 58) : I have little Hitler as back up. She’ll whip anyone into shape in no time. :twisted:

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.07.11 16:24:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 61) : We’ll negotiate – I think we know how to speak to her kind :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.07.11 16:26:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 60) : eish…why you exposing the man :???: :razz:

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.07.11 16:27:01 by Megatron Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 60) : :razz: my kids are brighter than those 2 :wink:

  • Comment 64, posted at 20.07.11 16:31:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 62) : Her Kind????? You have general knowledge I have personalised knowledge, I’ve been married to her for 15 years, i know which buttons to push and when to push which ones :lol:

    (runs and hides)

  • Comment 65, posted at 20.07.11 16:33:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 65) : should have checked these reports :lol:

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.07.11 16:38:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • This is not an attempt of start a racial debate and ask for quotas so just cool it. Read an article yesterday about transformation and we were nailed for not having any players of colour in the starting line-up last week (I didn’t even pick it up and I think that shows how far we have come as a country). To be honest when I read that I didn’t feel too good, I mean all the other big teams field at least 2 players of colour a game. Granted, our players are on national duty but that’s the same with the other big unions. My next question is then is, have we missed something? What are we doing as the Sharks to ensure that we play our role in the country? Zulu’s are the biggest population in the country, hell, they are descendants of warriors. Surely by now we should have had a healthy pool to select from. Does anyone know of any youngsters of colour in the system that have the abilty to stand their own in this competition this year or next year? I can think of Sbu and Adonga.

  • Comment 67, posted at 21.07.11 11:24:53 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 59) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 64) :

    Watch it!! I was clever at school…come to think of it…dont know where things went wrong.. :mrgreen:

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