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Stormers named for Sharks clash


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 29 Feb 2012 at 14:25
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Stormers coach Alister Coetzee has handed Jean de Villiers the captaincy for Saturday’s Super Rugby encounter against the Sharks, with young Siya Kolisi coming in on the open side flank to replace the injured Schalk Burger.

In other changes to the side, Juan de Jongh comes in at outside centre, forcing a shift back to wing for Bryan Habana. Gerhard van den Heever, who started in the 11 jersey last week, drops to the bench as a result. Nizaam Carr has come into the 22 to take Kolisi’s place in the number 19 jersey.

In the final change, Peter Grant, fresh from Japan, has been named as back-up to flyhalf Gary van Aswegen.

15. Joe Pietersen
14. Gio Aplon
13. Juan de Jongh
12. Jean de Villiers (Capt)
11. Bryan Habana
10. Gary van Aswegen
9. Dewaldt Duvenage
8. Nick Koster
7. Duane Vermeulen
6. Siya Kolisi
5. Andries Bekker (VC)
4. Eben Etzebeth
3. Brok Harris
2. Tiaan Liebenberg
1. Steven Kitshoff

Reserves:
16. Scarra Ntubeni
17. Frans Malherbe
18. De Kock Steenkamp
19. Nizaam Carr
20. Louis Schreuder
21. Peter Grant
22. Gerhard van den Heever



91 Comments

  • Bok Barometer, Week 1.

    15. Joe Pietersen (Stormers)
    14. Akona Ndugane (Bulls)
    13. JP Pietersen (Sharks)
    12. Tim Whitehead (Sharks)
    11. Gio Aplon (Stormers)
    10. Morne Steyn (Bulls)
    9. Francois Hougaard (Bulls)
    8. Nick Koster (Stormers)
    7. Marcell Coetzee (Sharks)
    6. Heinrich Brussouw (Cheetahs)
    5. Juandre Kruger (Bulls)
    4. Eben Etzebeth (Stormers)
    3. WP Nel (Cheetahs)
    2. Adriaan Strauss (Cheetahs)
    1. Steven Kitshoff (Stormers)

    Interested to hear some disagreements…

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.02.12 14:33:47 by hendrikp Reply
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  • Put Jordaan at 14 and he will step the Crap outta Habana…we all know how Habana rushes up, and that his balance isn’t great, so easy to step.

    Van Aswegan at 10…won’t be suprised to see Grant come on at half time…if Mcloed is at 9 Van Aswegan is gonna have pressure on him all day. Go Sharks!!! Make it happen!! Strongest Stormers tight 5 i have seen in a very long time…we need to select a big man at 7, PS du toit please. He can also help us combat the amazing lineout skills of Etzebeth and Bekker…some serious height there!

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.02.12 14:41:53 by JJR Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) :

    Wow….the Sharks centre combination! :shock: :shock: Well well well!
    If I didn’t see it with my own eyes I wouldn’t believe it.

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.02.12 14:47:57 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Good to see Pete back! Hopefully he gets a fair shot at the Bok squad this year!

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.02.12 14:50:47 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 4) : His chances are slim because of his short kicking game; but one never knows.

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.02.12 14:53:34 by JJR Reply
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  • This is a strong team! :cool:

    Let’s hope we dominate the pansy Sharks pack! :twisted:

    I do however think the Sharks will REALLY be up for this one.

    Sharks are favourites… pass it on!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.02.12 14:55:54 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : Nee Voetsek!! You guys are favourites by miles ;-) :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.02.12 14:57:58 by JJR Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) :

    Howzit stranger!

    I hear some Capetonians will not be seeing this game due to wedding commitments? :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.02.12 14:58:10 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : I will like to see what you call our pack when Alberts collects some more cracked Ribs on the pitch of Newlands saturday night :smile:

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.02.12 14:59:01 by JJR Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) :

    Very few Lions in there?

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.02.12 14:59:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : Only Elton was good at poles…the rest of the Lions…nah, showed nothing.

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.02.12 15:01:50 by JJR Reply
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  • Good side this. They match us upfront and are better than us at the back I would say.
    Tough day at the office this weekend.

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.02.12 15:06:00 by John Galt Reply

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  • Nizaam Carr,pretty chuffed for Nemo,undoubtedly the most dynamic young loosie in SA,for me my favourite of the lot. Hope he makes a big impact against the tired legs of the Sharks

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.02.12 15:09:20 by Ludz Reply

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  • Has anyone seen the Sharks Facebook page today? They did a poll on the best Sharks XV since 1990, and the result was quite, well, disputed. Was wondering what Sharksworld users think

    For those who haven’t seen it, according to Facebook fans, the best 15 Sharks for the last two decades are:
    1. Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira
    2. Bismarck du Plessis
    3. Jannie du Plessis
    4. Johann Muller
    5. Mark Andrews
    6. Keegan Daniel
    7. Willem Alberts
    8. Ryan Kankowski
    9. Ruan Pienaar
    10. Pat Lambie
    11. Lwazi Mvovo
    12. Francois Steyn
    13. Adi Jacobs
    14. JP Pietersen
    15. Andre Joubert

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.02.12 15:12:24 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • :twisted: They look set to play a kick and chase game as well. Hope the Sharks practised the high balls. :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.02.12 15:13:17 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 12) : I think our backs edge theirs, not on name value but as a Unit i think our backs will play better, JDV hasn’t been on from in soo long, Juan has also blown very hot and cold, especially on attack.

    I’m very happy with how our backline is looking this year, and JPP, Whitehead, Jordaan and Mvovo…wow exciting attacking players. JDV and JDJ have not given us much to be excited about the last year or so.

    I think The Sharks biggest concern is the Lineout and Breakdown on saturday…also our aggression was not up to Sharks standards last week…if Alberts and Stef Du toit are involved, it should remedy a lot of those early season issues.

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.02.12 15:13:27 by JJR Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) : Elton or Goosen easily over Steyn, Brussouw had a quiet game so wouldn’t put him in after this weekend. Nor Whitehead or JPP, they didn’t have a big enough impact for Bok selection.

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.02.12 15:15:38 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 13) : Equally chuffed but have to say I didn’t have the same confidence level you had about this one going down.

    I suspect this lightweight loose trio+reserve will pave the way for the Sharks to select Botes at flank with KD shifting to 8

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.02.12 15:16:16 by beet Reply
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  • If Bismark and Daniels play like they did against the Bulls I can’t see the Sharks coming even close, but would love to see Whitehead show up JdV

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.02.12 15:19:52 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) :

    Oraait man!! ;-)

    Wedding commitments or hairdresser appointments!! :roll:

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.02.12 15:22:07 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 20) :

    Are you going to the wedding?

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.02.12 15:23:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 5) : I know but his attack and defence are really impressive! He could be used as an inside centre. A backline of Lambie, Grant at 12 and Jacque Fourie at 13 would be sound defensively and offer options on attack!

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.02.12 15:23:53 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 19) :

    bwahahahahahaha

    You said ‘Daniels’ :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.02.12 15:28:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 21) :

    Nope. Wasn’t invited. :???:

    Ons Kaapenaars issie so ‘tight’ soos julle Sharkies nie. ;-)

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.02.12 15:32:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 19) : Oooh Mutley, beware! Ice becomes a very kwaai tannie when she sees that ‘S’ falling in the wrong place (For future reference, the end of our captain’s surname is the wrong place)

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.02.12 15:33:23 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @beet,that will most probably be the case. Anyone care to tell me who’s getting married this weekend?

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.02.12 15:38:38 by Ludz Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) : Very close imo, except for your 7 and 8 . I would have Duane and Whitely at 7 and 8 respectively ,even though Whitely wore 19?

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.02.12 15:46:27 by Talent Reply
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  • Good team. Let’s see if the Sharks can stand up to our maul. Would have liked to have kept Shadow on the field, but at least he’ll play at some point. As always a lot will depend on the ref’s interpretation of the breakdown.

    Stormers by 5

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.02.12 15:49:16 by Leviathan Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 17) : Whitehead and JPP were great everytime they got the ball…they just didn’t get enough of it, thanks to a below par performance by The Sharks forwards.

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.02.12 15:57:55 by JJR Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 22) : I respect ur opinion; but Grant at 12 when we have JDV, Frans Steyn, JDJ and in form Whitehead…it doesn’t make sense. Grant is not someone i would think a team would bank on to get the team over the advantage line, he will get smashed at 12, IMO. I’m sure i’m not the only one that will think this way.

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.02.12 16:01:28 by JJR Reply
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  • :twisted: ICE! ICE! Someone else said DanielS! :lol: :lol: :lol: Somebody’s getting homework!!! :evil:

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.02.12 16:03:58 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 19) : :twisted: For some reason our guys took up position in the flyhalf channel and received the ball in a stationary position! We got smoke right there a couple of times – maybe no communication with Freddie. :twisted:

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.02.12 16:07:13 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) : elton @ 10….

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.02.12 16:18:13 by Franshark Reply
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  • People must also remember Mcloed’s energy is great off the bench, but when the team is trying to stay composed(1st half) and play territory game first, Mcloed’s all guns blazing approach can backfire…hence all those knock-ons and runs by himself last season…he realised he was the only one wanting to run from everywhere on the field :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.02.12 16:20:54 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 34) : But isn’t that what we want the rest of the team to do this year?

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.02.12 16:23:04 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 31) : I am on it!! Wait a while…

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.02.12 16:24:34 by Ice Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 30) : I liked the way he played there a few years ago. He looked sharp and he’s abrasive enough to get over the gain line.

    Only one of the players you mentioned I’d have ahead of him would be Frans Steyn. Pete’s like Aaron Mauger, he’s calm and does the basics consistently well which creates space for the players around him.

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.02.12 16:25:19 by ChrisS Reply
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  • We need to combat that pack. If we don’t, their backline has the pace to destroy us.

    Plumtree must wish he blooded Sithole or Jordaan earlier – putting either of Odwa or Ludik against Habana or Aplon is like setting a mule to catch a gazelle.

    The Stormers loosies are well-balanced when you look at the height and power they are carrying in the 2nd row. I think the Sharks need to bring Alberts in to start if he is fully fit, otherwise I think we will be in big trouble.

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.02.12 16:25:49 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 35) : Ya, you are right we do want attack, which i love; but i just want it from the right place on the field…the amount of penalties being awarded makes me scared when we playing too much Rugby in our own half…maybe Mcloed has learned some composure, Lambie must run the show…hopefully we won’t play from too deep this weekend :smile:

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.02.12 16:35:54 by JJR Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 38) : If Ludik is wearing 14 this weekend i won’t be chuffed :sad: Personally i would go for Jordaan…wing is a great place to get ur starting debut, and with Van Aswegan at 10 for Stormers we don’t need to worry that the kicks on Jordaan will be perfect. I actually hope Stormers employ the Bulls tactic against us, cos i don’t think they will execute the kicking nearly aswell as Steyn and Hougie did last week.

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.02.12 16:39:01 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 40) : Do you think Jordaan has improved his defence yet?

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.02.12 16:41:02 by Ben Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 40) : Agreed! I want Sithole or Jordaan in the 14 jersey to give us a chance of scoring tries. I want Ludik, Viljoen and Odwa all vying for the 15 jersey solely.

    I think Odwa might make a good 13 too as he defends well, is strong on his feet and is intelligent. He lacks the pure pace now for a wing at that level.

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.02.12 16:45:59 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 42) : We should not have let Mark Richards go. :(

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.02.12 16:49:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 41) : We will have to wait and see; but Habana can’t run round him, so he will have to straight into to him, so defence should’nt be a problem. When he came on last week i saw him make a couple of good tackles, using some decent technique…which is good cos in the past i havn’t seen him us some technique in making tackles, cos he is a calm player eventhough he is a very exciting runner, not too much aggression i have seen from him so far in his short, but exciting Rugby career so far.

    He tackled well at Craven week and SA Schools and showed good aggression…maybe he chilled off a bit cos he thought he was too good for his opponents, his mentality will surely be different now that he is playing against and with some of the best players in the world. Defence is all about mentality/attitude to me.

    Hope Jordaan gets his chance to start soon, feel he will take his chance well.

    Sithole V Jordaan…Jordaan is faster, can step better and Sithole isn’t a great tackler, and not so sure about his skills under the high ball; but both great young players. Sithole does run into contact hard which i like. Future Stars for sure…both will also have the opportunity to play Springboks one day, i have no doubt of that.

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.02.12 16:49:13 by JJR Reply
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  • I know it is of topic but for all the dolphins fans Fidel Edwards has joined the team, can’t wait, Gayle should be ready to play next weekend.

  • Comment 45, posted at 29.02.12 16:54:19 by BR Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 43) : Why? He’s Not better than Jordaan or Sithole…reason why he is at the Blitzbokke and not at The Sharks anymore. I think Blitzbokke was a good move for his career.

  • Comment 46, posted at 29.02.12 16:55:41 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 44) : Paul is excellent at hauling a guy in from behind, good at a side-on tackle as well as low tackles, however head-on tackles and upperbody wrap-up tackles were the areas he needed to improve on in the 4 months since the u21 season ended.

    Very little to find fault with his attacking game, perhaps a bit of attention to taking flat balls in traffic was/is needed as well

  • Comment 47, posted at 29.02.12 16:57:26 by beet Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 45) : Sweet, not that i care that much, but two great west indies players is good for Dolphins. I Only really support the Proteas when it comes to cricket :smile:

  • Comment 48, posted at 29.02.12 16:57:57 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 46) :
    Agree.

    @JJR (Comment 44) :
    Doubt Jordaan is quicker. Apparently Sithole does a 10.4sec 100m.

  • Comment 49, posted at 29.02.12 17:00:54 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 46) : Odwa doesn’t have to long left in those legs of him and JP will hopefully stay at 13 from now on. That leaves us with Mvovo and Sithole as the only 2 recognised wingers. I feel Jordaan is best suited to 13.

  • Comment 50, posted at 29.02.12 17:01:09 by Ben Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 47) : Ja, i wanted to comment on his ability to reel in guys even if he misses his first attempt…so fast, and the ability to reel in the guys shows that the commitment is there. Don’t think i have ever supported an individual as much as i have Jordaan…Deysel comes close though :smile:

  • Comment 51, posted at 29.02.12 17:01:13 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 51) : That’s the right word reeling not hauling. :smile:

  • Comment 52, posted at 29.02.12 17:03:26 by beet Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 50) : Yes indeed Jordaan’s best position will be 13, i also believe, but he can also be a great winger…i mean many centres make their debuts at wing. Nice place to get into things without being thrown into the deep end.

    I think Ndungane can play for The Sharks longer if he focusses on Fullback…when i have seen him play there i have really liked it, some of the best play i have seen from him has been at 15. I like him more than Ludik at 15. Viljoen is obviously our 1st choice 15; but i hope to see him come into the line more often this weekend on attack.

  • Comment 53, posted at 29.02.12 17:04:44 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 48) : Hey the dolphins is doing good with out their west indies, they should be great with them.

  • Comment 54, posted at 29.02.12 17:06:02 by BR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 53) : Okay, so still no depth at wing for the years to come. That’s why I said we should not have let Richards go. That kid is something special as well.

  • Comment 55, posted at 29.02.12 17:07:56 by Ben Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 54) : They are doing surprisingly well without any big names in the team.

  • Comment 56, posted at 29.02.12 17:11:16 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 55) : did u see his injured now, out for 2 tournaments :(

  • Comment 57, posted at 29.02.12 17:13:07 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 55) : I think we fine…Richards was never really tested at senior rugby, great at age group level; but his weight at just over 80kg is quite light, and to be honest he is not even a wing in the sevens, he doesn’t have blistering explosive speed compared to jordaan, Sithole and Mvovo. And we must not forget we could see Emil Schwartz back within this year hopefully, and at around 100kg and runs under 11 seconds 100m he will be able to fill some gaps you think we might have at wing. Lets not forget we also have Mjekevu in the Sharks XV superugby experience at wing, and scored some great tries at wing too.

  • Comment 58, posted at 29.02.12 17:13:39 by JJR Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 57) : No I didn’t? What’s wrong? Do you mean his out for 2 sevens tours?

  • Comment 59, posted at 29.02.12 17:14:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 58) : Yeah forgot about Mjekevu. Maybe its better if we play him at wing now that we have JP and Paul to play 13.

    Whatever Richards lacked in size he made up for in heart. Watch any sevens lately? Richards is very fast! He doesn’t play wing at sevens because he plays as play maker. Same as Cecil Afrika. Wanna tell me Afrika isn’t quick? :)

  • Comment 60, posted at 29.02.12 17:19:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 59) : he got surgery for shoulder muscle according to rugby365

  • Comment 61, posted at 29.02.12 17:26:35 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 59) : yes 2 7′s tours, they cal it ‘pectoral muscle’

  • Comment 62, posted at 29.02.12 17:27:38 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 61) : Oh okay. Hope he is back soon.

  • Comment 63, posted at 29.02.12 17:27:56 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 60) : I watch all the sevens games, trust me he was moved from wing, then to center and now halfback…he lacks the pace to competitive out wide against the top players, he has solid top speed, bit i was with him at school, he runs over 11 seconds in the 100m…yes he shows great heart, but i don’t think he offers more than what Jordaan, Sithole and Mjekevu can offer, so we don’t need him…no point have too many specialist wings anyway…wings rarely get injured and when they do there are always full backs and centres that can cover at wing…Eg. look at Ludik now…if we had another wing he would hardly play…cos Lambie is also ahead of him for the Fullback position. Sharks have many versatile players and that helps us maintain a strong group of players that can cover when the injuries hit…Richards would be a player being paid to just train not play…we don’t need that.

    Yes Afrika is quick, but he was always a playmaker…this is the first time i have ever seen Mark as one…it is because his speed isn’t fast enough to be a wide player in the sevens game and if u don’t have speed you will have to use physicality to beat the defenders, which to be honest isn’t Mark’s game.

  • Comment 64, posted at 29.02.12 17:44:52 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 64) : I just feel Mark has something special about him. I don’t have their 100m times in front of me so I’m not going to debate that. All I can go by is what I saw. And to be honest he looked pretty darn quick to me and as small as he is he is one hard dude to bring down.

  • Comment 65, posted at 29.02.12 18:00:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 65) : Yes, true he does look fast, but remeber he is 1.75m he’s gonna look very fast just like when Rosco specman runs. But to be honest he hasn’t done anything at the Sevens that makes me want him back at The Sharks…or let me rather say he is not better than the current stock of wings we have in Durban. No point having someone that is not gonna be used…he made the right dicision to go to the sevens, there is a reason he is there…he wouldn’t have taken that dicision lightly.

  • Comment 66, posted at 29.02.12 18:20:40 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 66) : Look by all means, I feel sevens is the right move for him. He can learn a lot there. What I’m saying is, they sharks should have sent him to the sevens like they did with Paul Jordaan and Sithole because I feel Mark is a future star. And its quite obvious now that you don’t rate him but I do. ;)

  • Comment 67, posted at 29.02.12 18:34:37 by Ben Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 66) : What’s made me a fan of Mark Richards in his junior days was his extra determination and innovation. He was the kind of player who could make something out of nothing

    I don’t watch much 7s but am a little surprised that he hasn’t been able to impress with these good qualities.

  • Comment 68, posted at 29.02.12 18:36:28 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 68) : Every time I’ve seen him play sevens he has impressed me.

  • Comment 69, posted at 29.02.12 19:01:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 68) : Yes, he was amazing at schoolboy level; but he has stayed the same size and all the other players have developed and grown, i just feel Mark is the same player he was when he was 18.

    @Ben (Comment 67) : Don’t see the future potential from Mark in 15′s…he reached his peak in age group rugby for me personally…all players at the top level are commited and determined if they wanna be the best…i have already spoken about the Richards thing a while ago(Got into trouble)…don’t wanna do it all over, again. Mark has shown glimpses of what he can do in the sevens; but i havn’t seen enough, Sevens does for some take a while to get into…even for the best.

    Sevens was a good move for him, that’s the last i talk about Richards/The Sharks story :smile: I wish him all the best in his Sevens Career.

  • Comment 70, posted at 29.02.12 19:16:14 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 70) : Agreed to have disagreed. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 29.02.12 19:20:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 71) : :smile:

  • Comment 72, posted at 29.02.12 19:37:08 by JJR Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 14) : Man, it annoys me when people don’t pay attention and I have to repeat myself. The three greatest Sharks ever were Henry Honiball, Henry Honiball & Henry Honiball. Debate will only be entertained from position 4 onwards. Case closed.

  • Comment 73, posted at 29.02.12 19:55:13 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 73) : Idea for a post perhaps? Sharksworld’s greatest Sharks? I know Honiball was great, from the little I have seen, but seeing as I was only 2 years old when he was in his prime at Natal, I believe I am not fit to comment

  • Comment 74, posted at 29.02.12 20:22:04 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 74) : :shock: when were you born?

  • Comment 75, posted at 01.03.12 07:42:47 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • We will need some muscle upfront… Tackle them HARD, and BACKWARDS, otherwise the Stormers 11 to 15 will create havoc….

  • Comment 76, posted at 01.03.12 07:43:58 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 75) : Today exactly 22 years ago. 1990

  • Comment 77, posted at 01.03.12 07:52:16 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Saturday will be the same as every other Stormers/Sharks game. The Sharks will need to retain possession under pressure and against a good Stormers defense. If they can do that then they will win. Stormers score a lot from turnovers and other teams errors as a result of the pressure they put on teams. Patience is def a virtue come Saturday!

  • Comment 78, posted at 01.03.12 08:09:45 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 14) : I`d like to offer John Smit in Bismarcks` place. Best Captain we ever had.

    Also Johan Ackermann instead of Muller. That year we actually had an impressive maul.
    Pat Lambie would never have gotten a start if we had Honiball right now.
    Oh and there`s no way Adi Jacobs was ever as good as Jeremy Thompson or Andre Snyman.

  • Comment 79, posted at 01.03.12 08:16:53 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 77) : Happy Birthday Kriek!!

  • Comment 80, posted at 01.03.12 08:21:14 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 80) : Thank you Ice!
    @Original Pierre (Comment 79) : Like I said, too young to really comment. Agree on Ackerman though. Also, from the little I have seen, I wonder where James Small is

  • Comment 81, posted at 01.03.12 08:26:14 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @JJR (Comment 11) :

    man im 60 post late ..

    Everybody except for Elton was Useless and we still won . Imagine what we could do if we actually turned up for the game :twisted:

    But i think in saying that you should also say the same about The Cheetahs

  • Comment 82, posted at 01.03.12 08:28:39 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 81) : I forgot about Small and Kabousie !!! :mrgreen:

    Gavin Lawless was probably our best kicker ever but there`s no place for him in the team if you consider the great Joubert.

  • Comment 83, posted at 01.03.12 08:29:08 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 81) :

    Happy happy ! Hope you have a good one .

  • Comment 84, posted at 01.03.12 08:33:57 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 84) : Thanks Zib!
    @Original Pierre (Comment 83) : Like I said to Culling Song, this could be an interesting article (although by the looks of it, his team would be 1.-15. Henry Honiball)

  • Comment 85, posted at 01.03.12 08:53:21 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 77) : Happy Bday!

  • Comment 86, posted at 01.03.12 09:05:44 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 85) : Gary Teichman for captain

  • Comment 87, posted at 01.03.12 09:42:34 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 14) :

    15. Andre Joubert
    14. James Small
    13. Andre Snyman
    12. Dick Muir
    11. JP Pietersen
    10. Henry Honiball
    9. Ruan Pienaar
    8. Gary Teichman
    7. Wayne Fyvie
    6. Jacques Botes
    5. Mark Andrews
    4. Johan Muller
    3. Adrian Garvey
    2. John Smit
    1. Beast

  • Comment 88, posted at 01.03.12 13:39:29 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 88) : Craig Davidson at 9, Baartman or Sowerby at 7, Warren Britz at 6 (best fetcher the Sharks have had ever) and Ackerman at 4!!

    I’d also have Robbie Kempson at 1 as he was more aggro than Beast.

  • Comment 89, posted at 01.03.12 14:12:33 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 89) : love the names you mentioned, Wahl Baartman and Guy Kebble would be in my all time xv, but their best rugby falls out of the last 2 decades section, crazy how time flies. Britz and Sowerby were classics, but my selections at loose forward are also what these men meant to the Sharks brand, same reason why Beast and Johan Muller get my nod. Akkies was not there long enough to be considered a legend, although he was an immense player. Craig Davidson is also someone who is a gem… And yes, in retrospect I would maybe put him at 9, a real Sharks legend… If I had named a 22 squad Shaun Sowerby would be in it. Britz was electric, but I love the working class attitude of gritty Jacques Botes – been a servant of our team for so long. But that’s the beauty, we all have our favourites.

  • Comment 90, posted at 01.03.12 14:40:25 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 90) : I know! I have bias though as Britz is a Sheppy old boy and I love having a fetcher in the squad!

    So many good players over the years in each position…hard to leave out Halstead and Brent Russell as well!!

  • Comment 91, posted at 01.03.12 15:21:20 by ChrisS Reply
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