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Currie Cup milestones for the weekend


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 12 Aug 2011 at 09:39
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In a continuing series of articles where we’ll highlight the achievement, both big and small, coming up for our Sharks lads in the Currie Cup, let’s see what this evening’s encounter against Western Province has in store.

First up, we have Jacques Botes in line to earn a memorable 90th Currie Cup cap, should he appear off the bench tonight. It’s a bit of a bitter-sweet thing for Bootsie, who was named to start, only to be bumped down to the bench once Ryan Kankowski was released by the Boks, but being the consummate team man that he is, we know he’ll give his all. Winger Lwazi Mvovo, coming straight in from the Bok squad to start at left wing this week, will be appearing for the Sharks in the Currie Cup for the 30th time this evening.

Moving down the pecking order slightly, Wiehahn “Wors” Herbst will earn a 20th cap should he make an appearance off the bench, which is a pretty good bet for a reserve prop, while another old young Shark, Ross Skeate, earns a tenth cap tonight.

We came under a little criticism last week for highlighting a 5-cap milestone, with some readers feeling it wasn’t a significant-enough event to deserve mention. I disagree, of course, in that to me, getting over the 5-cap hurdle is an important stepping stone for any young player keen to prove that he’s not just a stopgap or flash-in-the-pan, but a serious contender who is sure to go on to great things. With that in mind, let’s hear it for Marcell Coetzee, who will definitely be getting his 5th cap tonight, and for Jandre Marais and Marius Joubert, who will both earn their fifth Sharks caps if they make it off the bench.

A number of players are looking at try milestones tonight, with Stefan Terblanche needing a single try to reach the 40-try milestone in Currie Cup rugby for the Sharks and Botes one shy of 30 Currie Cup tries (for the Sharks). Craig Burden and Odwa Ndungane need one each to have scored 20 tries, while Fred Michalak needs 6 more points to reach 100 career points for the Sharks in the Currie Cup.



16 Comments

  • Good luck boys..

    Make this cap count!

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.08.11 09:54:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • As long as I can see Marcell Coetzee earn his 100th sharks CC cap I will be happy. The guy is a massive talent for the Sharks and we need to hold on to him untill he retires at 45.

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.08.11 10:08:14 by Viking Reply
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  • Botes, if fit and plays in all the pool games, will play his 100th in the semi finals..

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.08.11 11:20:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Hmmmm can’t believe the week I get my new bb to blog with is the week he gets dropd,been telling people for the longest time now that he’s the real deal and I’m some what vindicated by his performances for the currie cup team thus far :(

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.08.11 11:51:15 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : He’s coming to the Lions? First I’ve heard of it! :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.08.11 11:55:17 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 5) :

    :shock: :twisted:

    Baie skerp soos altyd!! :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.08.11 12:13:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 5) : don’t tell me the chicken made its turn here too :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.08.11 12:26:04 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 5) : er not Vodacom cup semi`s Greg . . :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.08.11 12:43:35 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 8) : Maybe first division semi next year, he’s going to the bulls :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.08.11 12:45:59 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 9) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Carefull, I can hear diablo`s diesel bakkie idle nearby ! :twisted:

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.08.11 13:20:03 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 4) : who are you talking about? :)

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.08.11 13:33:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 4) :
    @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    Probably Sithole…??

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.08.11 13:56:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Ross cronje

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.08.11 14:03:05 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 13) : oh yes.

    Ross is a bit of a funny one, because I felt that his all round game was very good for the last 4 weeks, but his scrumhalf basics were not so hot.

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.08.11 14:14:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Don’t think botes made it onto the field tonight,did he?

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.08.11 01:33:03 by bergshark Reply

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  • Neither did marius joubert ?

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.08.11 01:33:43 by bergshark Reply

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