Sharks to take on the Final Hurdle

Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Sharks on 12 Jul 2012 at 14:59
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The Sharks squad to take on the final hurdle – playing the Cheetahs -in the knock-out stages for the 2012 Superugby has been named.

The announcement was delayed to allow for late fitness tests to Pat Lambie, Aberts and Botes. All three these stalwarts have been cleared and ready for action!

Lambie will be slotting into the nr 15 jumper in the place of Louis Ludik, who will move to the bench. Alberts and Botes will also be playing of the bench.

Jandre Marais will keep his spot in the starting line up, as Sykes has not been declared fit yet.

The team:
The Sharks:

1. Tendai Mtawarira

2. Craig Burden

3. Jannie du Plessis

4. Jandre Marais

5. Anton Bresler

6. Keegan Daniel ( C )

7. Marcell Coetzee

8. Ryan Kankowski

9. Charl McLeod

10. Frederic Michalak

11. Lwazi Mvovo

12. Francois Steyn

13. Tim Whitehead

14. JP Pietersen

15. Patrick Lambie

Replacements:16. Bismarck du Plessis17. Wiehahn Herbst18. Pieter-Steph du Toit / Jean Deysel19. Willem Alberts20. Jacques Botes21. Meyer Bosman / Paul Jordaan22. Louis Ludik


  • So hoping Jordaan and du Toit makes it for this game

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.07.12 15:05:48 by FireTheLooser Reply
    Assistant coach
  • Bloody Sharks waited until they knew I as at lunch and then announced the team! Sorry for the delay and confusion and thanks to Tannie Ys for getting this up.

    I’m going to start… it’s time for Plum to grow a pair and figure out what he plans to do with his loosies. He can’t honestly pick 6 in the match 22…

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.07.12 15:06:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • also can’t work out for this announcement is Jordaan is on standby for Bosman or vice versa.

    I understand why they’ve done this, though… by including Jordaan on the teamsheet then having him cry off at the last minute, it strengthens the case for getting Steyn cleared to play next week.s

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.07.12 15:09:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : If that’s the case, I think the Sharks are giving SANZAR far too much credit for reading between the lines.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.07.12 15:11:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

    Assistant coach
  • With almost everyone fit, the question has to be, is this our best team?

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.07.12 15:17:31 by Die Kriek Reply

    Super Rugby player
  • Go Sharks!

    Hope we display some mental strength and string together 2 great consecutive performances.

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.07.12 15:21:26 by Big Fish Reply
    Big FishAssistant coach
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 5) : that’s a flipping good question…

    It worries me a bit that we still don’t actually know what our best team is.

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.07.12 15:21:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : One of those is the lock replacement = so strictly speaking 5 loosies

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.07.12 15:27:31 by Bokhoring Reply
    BokhoringAssistant coach
  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Loosies I can understand, we have 5 Springboks and perhaps the best loosie never to be a Bok, so there we can mix and match, but the rest of the team shuffles so much, I wonder what it must be like for a player like Ludik to be benched because they pick a flyhalf in his place!

    Personal opinion Lambie is a better fullback than Ludik, but I think we have a stronger backline when they are both on the field, Lambie at 10 Ludik at 15

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.07.12 16:28:11 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : I think this is pretty much our best backline.

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.07.12 17:29:09 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original PierreSuper Rugby player
  • don’t see the Sharks loosing this one, but we know anything is possible when they play :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.07.12 17:31:42 by pierre_mackie Reply
    pierre_mackieTeam captain
  • Wish they’d stop stuffing Lambie around and just play him at 10.

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.07.12 18:02:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 12) : Agreed.

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.07.12 18:06:53 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 12) : agree…

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.07.12 18:15:06 by Franshark Reply
    FransharkTeam captain
  • @Ben (Comment 12) : Agree, although the way he joined the line for the Boks was amazing.

    You just know the right person is about to receive the ball when he passes it – all the more reason probably to leave him at 10

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.07.12 18:15:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 15) : Exactly yes.

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.07.12 18:29:49 by Ben Reply
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  • From up here in Joburg it seems like it might be raining down in Durbs on Saturday. I hope we don’t need 4 tries while it’s pouring down!

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.07.12 20:20:31 by Bite me Reply

    Bite meVodacom Cup player
  • Let’s focus guys, we need to hit these Cheetahs from the get go, we must not give them a chance. They have nothing to lose and will want to give it their all…let’s shut that door in their faces and send packing asap.

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.07.12 22:19:43 by GreatSharksays Reply

    Assistant coach
  • I personally like Lambie at Fullback. The reason being is that he is pretty solid at the back, joins the line well and his kicking out of hand is good for a fullback. His kicking is one of his major limitations as a flyhalf and the reason why he will never cement his place as a Bok flyhalf. He can however be a very very good Bok fullback! So leave him there to grow and prosper!

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.07.12 07:40:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 19) : i have to disagree with you there, if morne steyn is the top flyhalf in south africa and you have to compare his kicking with lambie’s, then lambie overshadow him in that. i still think plum is making a huge mistake to bring lambie in at fullback ahead of ludik. i should have made just the injury enforced changes and play lambie from the bench. we all know that freddy can’t keep up with his good form for two games, and when at the end of the first half things are not as good as it should be, bring lambie on and close out the game. hope i am wrong and we give the cheetahs a hiding.

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.07.12 07:54:37 by jovner Reply

    jovnerVodacom Cup player
  • Because of recent development and inconsistency….. I am a bit nervous about this one! But not the same nervous as last week for the Bulls game. This is an uncomfortable, funny, not so serious, but actually very serious nervousness…

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.07.12 07:56:04 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 21) : I just hope the guys are UP for this one with the same intent as shown last week.

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.07.12 07:58:03 by SharksRTB Reply

    SharksRTBCurrie Cup player
  • So wish for a full house at the tank and a bit of the Newlands atmosphere.

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.07.12 07:58:25 by uzail Reply

  • @SharksRTB (Comment 22) : If they arrive for this game with the same attitude as the Lions game they simply don’t deserve to be in the playoffs

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.07.12 08:50:48 by Bokhoring Reply
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