Sharks under 21′s named for friendly

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 13 Jul 2012 at 15:33
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While this year’s instalment of the ABSA Under 21 competition kicks off for most of the sides involved, Sean Everitt’s Sharks under 21 side won’t play their first fixture proper until next week, when they take on Free State in Durban.

Playing on the coach’s mind, though, will be the ease with which that self-same Cheetahs outfit dispatched his team during a pre-season game in Winterton a fortnight ago and tomorrow’s friendly match against the Pumas, in which the coach will look to give his full squad of 28 a run, thus takes on the role of vital dress rehearsal ahead of next weekend’s rematch.

The game kicks off at 1pm at Kings Park and hopefully the fans will be out in full force to see the future of Sharks rugby in action. No captain has been named, but we’re assuming that Heimar Williams will lead the team from the number 12 jersey, as he did against Free State.

A number of members of this year’s victorious SA Under 20 side have been included, with Braam Steyn and Franco Marais starting while Allan Dell, Maks van Dyk and Khaya Majola are all on the extended bench. Francois Kleinhans, starting at 6, is the only player with Currie Cup experience for the Sharks, although Wandi Mjekevu, playing at 13, has played Super Rugby for the Lions.

The Sharks Under 21s

1. Danie Mienie
2. Franco Marais
3. Nick Schonert
4. Brendon Groenewald
5. Paul Sanders
6. Chris Cloete
7. Francois Kleinhans
8. Braam Steyn
9. Hanco Venter
10. Fred Zeilinga
11. Sizo Mabeko
12. Heimar Williams
13. Wandile Mjekevu
14. Piet Lindeque
15. Jaco van Tonder

16. Allan Dell
17. Maks van Dyk
18. Stefan Willemse
19. Khaya Majola
20. Gavin Hauptfleisch
21. Jared Meyer
22. Keelin Bastew
23. Wade Elliot
24. Ivan Ludick
25. Guy Alexander
26. Duan Coertzen
27. Kayde Fisher
28. Stephan Lewies


  • A good side on paper – but i guess they need to gel on the field. Pumas shouldn’t give them too much of a contest – Lions U21′s put 100+ pts past them last saturday in JHB. They also beat OFS the week before in kroonstad.

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.07.12 15:47:38 by steve Reply
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  • @steve (Comment 1) : who beat OFS? The Lions or the Pumas? :)

    Ok, I think I know the answer.

    This is a pretty useful side, but a bit thin at lock, scrummie and wing.

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.07.12 15:48:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : I suppose that’s why Piet is at 14.

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.07.12 15:54:38 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 3) : let’s go with that theory :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.07.12 15:56:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • So they might try Allan at hooker in this game

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.07.12 16:02:39 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 5) : it does look that way

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.07.12 16:54:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : I’d play Wandile at wing – i’ve always thought it is his best position.

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.07.12 17:01:44 by steve Reply

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  • Pretty impressive loose trio.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.07.12 17:16:39 by Ben Reply
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  • Province U-21 side for tomorrow night!

    1 Oliver Kebble
    2 Scarra Ntubeni
    3 Francois van Wyk
    4 Gerbrandt Grobler
    5 Wilhelm van der Sluys
    6 Beyers de Villiers
    7 JP Swanepoel
    8 Rayn Smid
    9 Ricky Schroeder
    10 Dillyn Leyds
    11 Devon Williams
    12 Michael van der Spuy
    13 JP du Plessis
    14 Damian de Allende
    15 Craig Barry

    16 Stephan Coetzee
    17 Jacques Kotze
    18 James Kilroe
    19 Jody Reyneke
    20 Andries Truter
    21 Timo Swiel
    22 Clearance Khumalo

    Few big names not in the 22, presumably injured.

    - Expect Cobus Nel to slot in at blindside.
    - Kobus van Wyk & Patrick Howard, both Baby Boks this year, will be competing with Michael vd Spuy & JP du Plessis for midfield duty.
    - Tshotsho Mbovane also missing.

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.07.12 17:50:34 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 9) : Kebble at loosehead. LOL. Turbo reverse here we come

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.07.12 18:26:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :
    Awesome team otherwise.

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.07.12 19:23:13 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 11) : I reckon Clearance Khumalo should be a scrummie, though…. or maybe a hooker :)

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.07.12 22:12:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Bit of a shock result in East london last night – Bulls going down to Border!

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.07.12 09:55:30 by steve Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : I agree with you Rob…. Hanco ??? is definitely not the best scrummie!! Where is the Kelly kid??

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.07.12 11:24:56 by Kaygee Reply

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