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Deysel skippers Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 8 Aug 2012 at 14:59
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Bok flank Jean Deysel will lead the Sharks, from the blindside flank position, when they take on Western Province at Newlands in Saturday’s opening Currie Cup match.

The Sharks have opted to add Louis Ludik to the rested list, along with Charl McLeod and Anton Bresler, meaning a second-ever start for Gouws Prinsloo, in the number 15 jersey. The wings are chalk and cheese in terms of age and experience, with veteran Bok Odwa Ndungane and young turk Sibusiso Sithole at right and left respectively. Midfielders Paul Jordaan (13) and Meyer Bosman (12) should look to settle as a combination in these early rounds, while Riaan Viljoen has been asked to reprise the flyhalf role he last played again John Smit’s Barney’s Army.

McLeod’s absence means a first-ever start for young Cobus Reinach at scrumhalf, with Conrad Hoffmann his cover on the bench. Another veteran in Marius Joubert joins uncapped winger Rosco Speckman as the other backline reserves.

Up front, it’s all change, with Dale Chadwick, Craig Burden and Wiehahn Herbst – the front row that played for most of last season’s Currie Cup – reunited. Steven Sykes and Jandre Marais are the lock pairing, with Jacques Botes and young Tera Mtembu joining Deysel in a well-balanced back row.

Francois Kleinhans has been called up from the under 21 ranks to sit on the bench, along with the younger Marais sibling (Peet), Monde Hadebe and prop Julian Redelinghuys.

Sharks: 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Sbura Sithole, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Jean Deysel (capt), 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Jandre Marais, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick
16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Peet Marais, 19 Francois Kleinhans, 20 Conrad Hoffmann, 21 Marius Joubert, 22 Rosco Speckman



39 Comments

  • Why do we have only 6 replacements?

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.08.12 15:04:19 by Die Kriek Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 1) : :lol:

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.08.12 15:11:11 by Letgo Reply
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  • That’s not a terrible Sharks side…

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.08.12 15:11:47 by Culling Song Reply
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  • I’m really happy for Deysel. I predict a big CC season for him, forging a place back into SS starting contention and Bok selection.

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.08.12 15:12:04 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 1) : Because Conrad Hoffman might get a groin strain from sitting on the bench…? :twisted: No wait, that would take us down to five

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.08.12 15:13:01 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 5) : Hoffmann should be fine, he’s used to it, but we have no nr.21 :???:

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.08.12 15:14:02 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 6) : I think it must be one of those situations like buildings without a 13th floor…

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.08.12 15:15:55 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 7) : Could be. There in theory but non-existent for all practical purpouses

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.08.12 15:17:27 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 3) : that’s a long way from a terrible Sharks side.

    If it weren’t for the fact that most of them are jetlagged, I’d say an easy win!

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.08.12 15:17:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : if you take a look at the problems team then there is no reason that we can’t pull off a win ….

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.08.12 15:21:11 by Franshark Reply
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  • this is a very good side in my opinion.we need to be clever with this side this year and play almost the same side every week and let the team pick up momentum. the only change in the coming weeks must be timmy,psd and ludik back in. i am very exited about this team and if we play up to our potential we will be there in the end of the tournament.

    also like the idea that bash and hre will be taking over the coaching. it’s always nice to see some new ideas from the coaches.

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.08.12 15:25:01 by jovner Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Eish Rob exactly the side i predicted, this is getting easy :mrgreen: well accept for 1, i thought only Bresler and Mcleod were being rested? so ludik rightfully also got a rest

    So specman on the bench,time for the youngsters to step up, now is their chance

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.08.12 15:25:56 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 10) : I mean, FFS… Jebb Sinclair?

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.08.12 15:26:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Looking forward to this game, nice to see some of the young guns get an opportunity! Come on boys, lets go rub salt in those fresh wounds!

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.08.12 15:27:50 by MikeVS Reply

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  • @MikeVS (Comment 14) : it would be so flipping awesome if we could win again :)

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.08.12 15:35:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : I think we are in with a good chance, they missing a few key forwards so I think we probably will

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.08.12 15:44:46 by MikeVS Reply

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  • Weather forecast for Saturday – 16 degrees, 100% chance of rain, 60km wind. A day for diehards.

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.08.12 16:21:56 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) : Sounds like the perfect conditions to watch a game of rugga at Newlands…

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.08.12 16:28:22 by MikeVS Reply

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  • I feel sorry for the kickers and players under the high ball

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.08.12 16:31:12 by MikeVS Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) : 60kmh winds…..I see the good Cape Doctor is making his call again…..

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.08.12 16:35:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • That’s a pretty decent side! Looking at the Province side we’re up against, I’d give us the Favourites’ tag. Stoked for Deysel and excited to see more of the likes of Prinsloo, Sithole, Reinach and Mtembu. I also think our front row here is still better than WP’s first choice front row.

    Is Viljoen going to be our Flyhalf for the CC campaign, or is Bosman the better bet, with Whitehead at 12 when he’s fit? I guess Hoffman is an option at 10 too?

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.08.12 16:40:06 by MerckZ Reply

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  • So we should finally see what Reinach is made of during this CC. Only seen glimpses of him…interested to see him over a longer period!

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.08.12 16:53:41 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 22) : Is it just me, or does his face look like that of a skinny Willem Alberts?

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.08.12 16:54:25 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 22) : I’m a little worried that we’ll only get to see him stumble and fumble in the Newlands muck, before being benched for all eternity when McLeod comes back next week.

    Seriously, they should take all serious rugby away from the Cape if they can’t guarantee weather that’s fit for purpose.

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.08.12 16:55:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 23) : always reminded me a lot more of Ruan Pienaar

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.08.12 16:55:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : http://www.sharksrugby.co.za/content.aspx?id=102891

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.08.12 16:57:25 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @MerckZ (Comment 26) : that moustache is VUIL

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.08.12 17:17:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • 15 of the 22 have come through the Academy and the Sharks youth structures… that’s a triumph!

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.08.12 17:19:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : I don’t know Rob, there are those that hold that Rugby is best when played in a mud bath. Of course none of those are responsible for laundering dirty kit.. :wink:

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.08.12 17:20:11 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 29) : Steven Jones doesn’t count :)

  • Comment 30, posted at 08.08.12 17:21:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Trying to understand Speckman via BBM is an impossible task, but we do what we can :)

  • Comment 31, posted at 08.08.12 17:26:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : That tash makes it look like Tim should be tying a distressed damsel to the railway tracks. Maybe he was trying to endear himself to Snor? Or Dick Dastardly…

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.08.12 18:13:05 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : :lol: He doesn’t count for much of anything does he?

  • Comment 33, posted at 08.08.12 18:21:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 33) : well, you can remove the “o” from count. He’s definitely one of those.

  • Comment 34, posted at 08.08.12 19:50:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • watch this if you need a good laugh http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw8C0HLq9xI

  • Comment 35, posted at 08.08.12 21:17:14 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : hehehehe nice guitar in your avatar by the way.

  • Comment 36, posted at 08.08.12 22:13:29 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • getting excited about the currie cup, it is a strong comp where travel isnt a factor. go Sharks!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 09.08.12 14:01:34 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Dunx (Comment 37) : yup – I think i’s going to be good this year

  • Comment 38, posted at 09.08.12 14:30:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 35) : that was hilarious

  • Comment 39, posted at 09.08.12 14:54:39 by lostfish Reply
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