Sharks fans desperate to see some of their heroes in action this week would do well to get down to the Riverside Sports Centre tonight, where the top two teams in this year’s Moor Cup, Varsity College Old Boys and Jonsson College Rovers, will clash at 8pm.
Oldies will boast one of the more experienced line ups ever to grace a club game, with the combination of Marius Joubert and Odwa Ndungane adding an astounding 39 test caps to their back line. Not that Rovers will take a step back either – in fact, they boast no fewer than three current Sharks hookers in their match 22!
There will be plenty of familiar faces all round; Julian Redelinghuys continues his return from injury, playing at 3 for Rovers alongside provincial team mates in Craig Burden and Dale Chadwick. Tera Mtembu is also in the mix, along with a host of other who have played Vodacom Cup rugby for the Sharks. Look out for a welcome return to the local club scene for Kobus de Kock, playing off the bench for Rovers after a stint with Lazio in Italy.
Oldies will have yet another Sharks prop in their ranks, with Wors Herbst coming up against Chadwick at scrum time. Shakrs under 21 lock Paul Sanders will also be in action, along with one of the form players in this year’s club competition, flank Brian Shabangu.
Varsity College Old Boys: 15 Steven Moir, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Marius Joubert, 12 Alessandro Fernandes, 11 Troy Chiocotti, 10 Warren Randell, 9 Rowan Howse, 8 Jason Jones, 7 Brian Shabangu, 6 Max Tripeppi (capt), 5 Paul Sanders, 4 Marc van Aswegen, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Dean Muir, 1 Dylan Rutherford
16 Heinrich Duplesies, 17 Raymond September, 18 Wade Swannell, 19 Carl Gliddon, 20 Peter John Stroebel, 21 Chis Nqubule, 22 Deon Stow
Jonsson College Rovers: 15 Chris Jordaan, 14 Jors Dannhauser, 13 Nick Jackson, 12 Andrew Borgen, 11 Rosco Speckman, 10 Chris Micklewood (capt), 9 Neil de Bruin, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Kelvin Adam, 6 Kosie Haarhoff (v/c), 5 Simba Bwanya, 4 Francois Robertse, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick
16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Kyle Cooper, 18 Kurt Schonert, 19 Johan van Wyk, 20 Shannon Rick, 21 Billy van Lill, 22 Kobus de KockTweet