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Everitt seeks the magic


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 18 Aug 2011 at 15:40
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Sharks under 21 coach Sean Everitt, seemingly scratching his head for answers after his team played great rugby in patches against Western Province, only to lose by 16 points, has made a number of changes to his team for tomorrow’s game against the Leopards. Perhaps the most significant of these, though, is the elevation of Paul “Bush Master” Jordaan to the starting lineup, where he takes over from Fred Zeilinga in the flyhalf jersey.

Zeilinga, who is equally at home in either halfback position (like his namesake Michalak) has been named on the bench as one of only two backline reserves, with Kieran Goss leap-frogging Nico van der Westhuizen into the left wing jersey vacated by Sbura Sithole’s elevation to the senior team. The remainder of the backline in unchanged and Everitt will, I’m sure, hope that Jordaan is able to bring the best out of centres Heimar Williams and Piet Lindeque, who failed to fire against Province.

There are two changes to the starting pack, the first at hooker, where Monde Hadebe rotates with Shaun Malton and takes over the captaincy this week as well. In a very odd move, though, Chris Cloete – a natural opensider – replaces Brynard Stander on the blindside flank, with the latter dropping to the bench. Karolis Navickas has been retained in the second row, despite the return of Peet Marais to the squad after missing out due to a back strain last week. Marais replaces Johan Schoonbee in the number 18 jersey, with Siseko Jafta joining Stander as the two loose forward replacements in a 5-2 split bench.

The Sharks Under 21s
15 Gouws Prinsloo
14 Jaco van Tonder
13 Piet Lindeque
12 Heimar Williams
11 Kieran Goss
10 Paul Jordaan
9 Cobus Reinach
8 Lubabalo Mtembu
7 Chris Cloete
6 Francois Kleinhans
5 Karolis Navickas
4 Pieter-Steph du Toit
3 Nick Schonert
2 Monde Hadebe (Capt)
1 Danie Mienie
Replacements
16 Shaun Malton
17 Njabulo Mkize
18 Peet Marais
19 Brynard Stander
20 Siseko Jafta
21 Fred Zeilinga
22 Nico van der Westhuizen



48 Comments

  • can’t quite work out the thinking in that loose trio… according to what I’ve heard, Stander was good against Province and we lost momentum when he went off?

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.08.11 15:42:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : Are the Leopards tough?

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.08.11 15:45:59 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    Paul Jordaan at 10? Has he played flyhalf much?

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.08.11 15:50:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Piet and Heimar were good last year together.When i watched lindeque so far this year he has nt impressed me…..when he got the ball he looked abit tentative gone are the days where he used to be so potent on attack.Jordaan looks a better player than heimar and piet when he comes on the kzn backline looks threatening.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.08.11 15:53:21 by Muzi Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 2) : they are stronger at u19 level than at u21 level

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.08.11 15:57:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • Stander on the bench hmmm i thought so far this year he has been the standout loose forward.Jordaan was originally signed by the sharks as a 10…he does look like a traditional second 5 eighths abit like a young carter.Jordaan can also kick well.

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.08.11 15:57:33 by Muzi Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : I believe he was a hybrid 10/12 at school

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.08.11 16:03:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’ve seen the “Bush Master” nick before. I suspect it originated at the U/20 WC? Could someone take pity on my ignorance and explain?

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.08.11 16:08:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I see our new friend in the team :razz:

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.08.11 16:14:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • Why do they not release Zeilinga to the U19′s seeing as they are short on a decent kickers..

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.08.11 16:23:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 8) : ja… in the match against England, Paul tried to pull of an unfortunate cover tackle that saw him miss his man and tackle a bush growing by the side of the field instead :)

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.08.11 16:31:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : I wondered about the same thing last weekend. The pool of u21 players to draw from is greater than taht of the u19s, so why not let Fred have a full game for the u19 team that will be tested and needs him and also a win desperately.

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.08.11 16:32:04 by beet Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : I think the policy is centred around rotation and not so much about form. This was often the case last year amongst the loosefwds. With the 5-2 split, I imagine either Tera or Chris will be replaced at half time.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.08.11 16:36:00 by beet Reply
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  • Jordaan is good at 10 but a bit to tentative to run from anywhere…even his goal line…and although he kick accurate his distance is very lacking…

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.08.11 17:38:27 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • Here’s a youtube of Gouws Prinsloo, the in-form Sharks u21 fullback.

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.08.11 23:54:09 by beet Reply
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  • And this is what happens when you give Paul Jordaan just a bit of space to run into:

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.08.11 06:56:32 by beet Reply
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  • @beet: how close the call between piet lindeque and jp du plessis for sa schools team in 2009?any idea?is jp still at the rebels?hope he gets some gametime next season.

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.08.11 14:09:08 by bergshark Reply

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  • @beet: how close the call between piet lindeque and jp du plessis for sa schools team in 2009?any idea?

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.08.11 14:09:51 by bergshark Reply

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  • Double entry :$

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.08.11 14:10:34 by bergshark Reply

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  • 3rd min try to Schonert. The Sharks went thru about 20 phases.

    7-0

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.08.11 17:05:10 by beet Reply
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  • Hey. Sharks win a proper lineout. Feels like the first time in 2 weeks

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.08.11 17:08:30 by beet Reply
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  • 12-0 Sharks as Minnie crashes over

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.08.11 17:15:01 by beet Reply
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  • 12-3

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.08.11 17:16:40 by beet Reply
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  • Try by the brilliant youngster Pieter-Steph du Toit.

    17-0

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.08.11 17:20:31 by beet Reply
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  • Gouws Prinsloo weaves thru a small gap from close range to score near the posts

    24-3

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.08.11 17:28:18 by beet Reply
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  • First two tries scored by the props? My kind of game!

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.08.11 17:33:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Gouws Prinsloo collects a pass from Jaco v Tonder after a good line move starting in the Sharks half.

    He scores under the sticks to make it 31-3

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.08.11 17:38:34 by beet Reply
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  • A zig-zag run by scrumhalf Reinach combined with an accurate pass opens the space for van Tonder to score the try

    38-3

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.08.11 17:42:37 by beet Reply
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  • Into the second half. The Leopards score their first try after sustained pressure for a good 5min.

    38-10

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.08.11 18:01:43 by beet Reply
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  • Piet Lindeque benefits by way of a try made by a Mtembu chip and chase after Gouws made a good offload to Mtembu.

    45-10

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.08.11 18:08:43 by beet Reply
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  • Leopards strike back immediately with a try of their own scored by SW Oosthuizen

    45-17

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.08.11 18:09:54 by beet Reply
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  • Heimar is put into clear space by a slightly forward pass. He scores.

    52-17

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.08.11 18:12:04 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 30) : sounds like Gouws is on fire again?

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.08.11 18:13:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hows Jordaan doing at 10?

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.08.11 18:20:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • WP U21 beat Lions 18-17 at newlands. WP get a penalty on full time to win after trailing for the whole game. 2 tries apiece

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.08.11 18:24:30 by steve Reply

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  • Jaco van Tonder scores an opportunistic try after a fumble of a kick thru.

    59-17

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.08.11 18:30:41 by beet Reply
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  • Van Tonder runs onto a pass close to the goalline and breaches the D.

    66-17

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.08.11 18:31:35 by beet Reply
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  • Van Tonder van Tonder
    Die driedrukmasjien! :)

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.08.11 18:33:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 34) : based on the way the backs are scoring tries, I’m going to assume quite well :)

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.08.11 18:34:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • Peet Marais gets the final try on the hooter.

    71-17

    A massive win.

    Jaco van Tonder got a hattrick and Gouws Prinsloo scored 24 points

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.08.11 18:38:18 by beet Reply
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  • Try scored by Peet Yster Pierre Marais :)

    Speaking of which – anyone rememberer an oke actually called Pierre Marais, played prop for Province back in the 90s…?

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.08.11 18:38:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : :grin:

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.08.11 18:39:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 40) : Beet… am I out on a limb here, or should Gouws be drafted into the Sharks, at outside centre, as early as next week?

    The kid is CLEARLY too good to be playing under 21 rugby.

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.08.11 18:41:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • FUCK, but this result makes me happy… keeping me entertained while I sit at Glasgow Airport for 4 sodding hours waiting for my flight home

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.08.11 18:43:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • GREAT SCORE!!!!!!

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.08.11 18:56:38 by Franshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : I think its high time Gouws got a shot at senior level.

    Otherwise we’re never going to know what his limit is.

    There’s no use wrapping him in cottonwool.

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.08.11 19:00:36 by beet Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : I saw him playing at Newlands last week in difficult conditions (not as bad as the main game but still damp and windy) and he stood out like a sore thumb. He is good and I think a run with the big boys now and then wont hurt him at all.

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.08.11 19:02:15 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 46) : you think he could play 13? My admittedly uneducated view is that 13 and 15 are more-or-less interchangeable…

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