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Bosman a doubt for Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 22 Aug 2012 at 08:55
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Sharks centre Meyer Bosman appears to be the major injury doubt complicating the announcement of the team to face the Blue Bulls at Loftus this weekend. The big centre, who has stepped up as first-choice goal-kicker in the opening rounds of the Currie Cup, picked up a knee injury during Saturday’s win over the Lions and will face a late fitness test this week.

The other player under an injury cloud is tearaway flank Francois Kleinhans, who enjoyed an impressive first starting outing last weekend. Kleinhans picked up a toe injury, which is not at this stage looking likely to keep him out of the Bulls clash, but may, of course, do just that.

The loss of Craig Burden to the Bok team is the third disruption to the side that played last week and with the Sharks already struggling a little for depth, the last thing they can now afford is to lose further players.

Burden will be replaced in the starting line up by his deputy Monde Hadebe, with Baby Bok hooker Franco Marais likely to be called up from the under 21 ranks to provide bench cover. One would fancy that should Bosman be ruled out, Paul Jordaan would move to inside centre (which could work out quite well, actually) with veteran Marius Joubert coming in at 13. Picking Joubert himself at inside centre could also work, given that he played a little Vodacom Cup rugby in that position. Rosco Speckamn would, I imagine, come into the match 22, with Gouws Prinsloo able to deputise at centre, although in this scenario, there might be a case for including Heimar Williams on the bench instead.

Tera Mtembu could come in for Kleinhans if required, with Brynard Stander or one of the under 21 loose forwards coming onto the bench when the Sharks side is named tomorrow.



35 Comments

  • Holding thumbs for chris cloete to be picked! This kid is awesome! I wonder if plum shouldn’t move viljoen to inside centre leave jordan at outside and gouws to flyhalf

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.08.12 09:01:23 by Poisy Reply
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  • A lot of potential changes here.. let’s hope the boys keep focus..

    I can’t believe I am saying this, but the experience of Marius Joubert in midfield might just be what this very young side needs..

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.08.12 09:02:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 1) : Poisy, you need to read Sharksworld EVERY DAY. Then you wouldn’t have missed the news that Cloete is out of action for 8 weeks with a knee injury… :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.08.12 09:02:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Stander will surely come in if Kleinhans isn’t fit, Stander trained with the squad last week as the 5 loose forward. If Bosman doesn’t make it Joubert will be a straight swop…there is no point having Jordaan at 12 and he is 2 times faster than the guy outside him…doesn’t make sense. Jordaan stays at 13 for me. Coaches might be tempted to Bring prinsloo into the starting XV for his kicking at goals if Bosman isn’t fit; unless they decide Viljoen can do the job.

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.08.12 09:02:48 by JJR Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : :sad: not my fault I have been busy,but I’m here lately so will catch up,what happened to him anyway?

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.08.12 09:05:34 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 1) : Injured hey. Stander is our 5th choice loosie, ATM. Stander is an equally great player, and i think he is going to become a player The Sharks have to hold onto, if Deysel keeps going the way he is, he could join the Boks, again and then we have no out and out blindside flank, Stander will be the ideal replacement.

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.08.12 09:05:42 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 4) : “there is no point having jordan at 12 when he is 2 times faster than the guy outside him” :mrgreen: so true

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.08.12 09:08:20 by Poisy Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 6) : we are blessed with good loosies

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.08.12 09:09:51 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 5) : injured his knee in the first or second under 21 game.

    @JJR (Comment 6) : Stander has just come back from a long injury break himself and is probably not quite match fit. I’d be less surprised to see Peet Marais brought in to cover loose forward.

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.08.12 09:11:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • I`d move Ludik to centre and bring Gouws on at 15.

    This is bad news for us though, Bosman has been very impressive lately, we really need him against the bulls this weekend.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.08.12 09:11:40 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 10) : has ludik played centre before?

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.08.12 09:14:01 by Poisy Reply
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  • Aaarrrggghhh!

    My worst nightmare coming true.

    Joubert and Ndungane starting at the same time.
    @Original Pierre (Comment 10) :

    Ludik was the form 15 in SA towards the end of the S15. They wont change him to centre where I dont think he has ever played a pro game.

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.08.12 09:47:25 by John Galt Reply

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  • I see reports that the Bulls have quite a few guys down with the flu as well so that might equal out things a bit.

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.08.12 09:56:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 13) :
    Yip, if there is even a game.

    Reports suggest that the Bulls are going to ask for a postponement of this game because literally everyone is down with a virus.

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.08.12 09:59:38 by John Galt Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 14) :

    Hopefully the request is denied! :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.08.12 10:02:21 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 14) : Could work in our favour!

    Ludik played wing before, if JP could shift so can he.

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.08.12 10:02:35 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Injuries, injuries and then some more injuries!! 90% (not accurate) of rugby articles this year have had something to do with injuries! How many players have the SR teams lost during that tournament? How many players got injured in the Green & Gold vs England and in the JWC? Currie Cup has barely started, and already they are dropping like flies! And now the unsinkable Bismarck, out for EIGHT MONTHS! Will someone have to die before they realise these players can’t take all this rugby anymore?

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.08.12 10:09:14 by Sly Valentino Kriek Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 16) : Ludik did play 13 a few times for the Lions, this will prolly be the team, maybe 1 or 2 differences.

    01 Chadwick
    02 Monde
    03 Herbst
    04 Sykes
    05 Bresler
    06 Kleinhans/Mthembu
    07 Deysel (capt)
    08 Botes
    09 mcleod
    10 Viljoen
    11 Sbura
    12 Jordaan
    13 Ludik
    14 Odwa
    15 Prinsloo

    If kleinhans can’t play and Mthembu starts? he and Botes will swop around.

    Bench Marais, Redelinghuys, Jandre, Mthembu/Stander, Reinach, Zeilinga,

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.08.12 10:19:07 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 14) : Glad to see you hear again, there’s something I’ve been burning to ask you. So, who is John Galt? :mrgreen: I know, I know, painfully cheesy, but I couldn’t resist

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.08.12 10:24:20 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 19) : Ask no questions hear no lies :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.08.12 10:27:04 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 19) :

    This is what Wiki has to say….

    John Galt is a fictional character in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged (1957). Although he is not identified by name until the last third of the novel, he is the object of its often-repeated question “Who is John Galt?” and of the quest to discover the answer.
    As the plot unfolds, Galt is acknowledged to be a creator, philosopher, and inventor who symbolizes the power and glory of the human mind. He serves as a principled counterpoint to the collectivist social and economic structure depicted in the novel. The depiction portrays a society based on oppressive bureaucratic functionaries and a culture that embraces stifling mediocrity and egalitarianism, which the novel associates with socialistic idealism.

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.08.12 10:31:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 15) : agreed :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.08.12 10:32:25 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 21) :

    I never did manage to finish an Ayn Rand book. :roll:

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.08.12 10:39:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 21) : Or he could be a brainy kid that went to school in Vryheid.

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.08.12 10:53:22 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 24) :

    that could be…

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.08.12 10:57:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 25) : Do you know the Galts from Vhd?

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.08.12 11:00:02 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 21) : I was aware of that, hence the fact that I described the question as cheesy.

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.08.12 11:00:09 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 27) :

    I didn’t know….I never did manage to get to the last third of the book. :oops:

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.08.12 11:02:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Gonna be a good game to watch, we have had lots of disruptment in our team and Plum and the coaching staff has got the team playing for the jersey.

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.08.12 11:22:22 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 27) : the nuance of your earlier comment was lost on Pokkie :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.08.12 11:46:47 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 30) :

    Ja, I’m the dumb one in my avatar! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.08.12 12:48:44 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 31) : :grin:

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.08.12 13:45:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 31) : i can’t anything on your avatar, it is blank

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.08.12 15:10:09 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 33) :

    Pity that!

    Is that you and ? on your avatar?

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.08.12 15:16:48 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 34) : yes, me in the red and wayne smith.

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.08.12 15:40:08 by Megatron Reply

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