Richard Ferguson

Keegan back for the Sharks


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 30 Aug 2012 at 12:41
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The Sharks team to face the Cheetahs at Mr Price Kings Park this Saturday has been announced, with the confirmed release of Keegan Daniel from Springbok duty, and Daniel duly taking up a starting role in the Sharks’ Currie Cup campaign.

Although Daniel starts his first Currie Cup match of the season, Jean Deysel will retain the captaincy, and will form a formidable loose trio with veteran Jacques Botes. Daniel is one of only two changes to the starting fifteen, with Francois Kleinhans falling to the bench.

The other change is in midfield where Meyer Bosman comes in for Marius Joubert, sufficiently recovering from the injury that kept him out of the Bulls clash.

On the bench, we see the inclusion of the newly signed Pieter Dixon as backup for hooker Monde Hadebe. Rosco Specman is also included on the bench with Gouws Prinsloo missing out.

The Sharks

15. Louis Ludik
14. Odwa Ndungane
13. Paul Jordaan
12. Meyer Bosman
11. S’bura Sithole
10. Riaan Viljoen
9. Charl McLeod
8. Keegan Daniel
7. Jean Deysel (Capt)
6. Jacques Botes
5. Anton Bresler
4. Steven Sykes
3. Wiehahn Herbst
2. Monde Hadebe
1. Dale Chadwick

Replacements
16. Pieter Dixon
17. Julian Redelinghuys
18. Jandre Marais
19. Francois Kleinhans
20. Cobus Reinach
21. Marius Joubert
22. Rosko Specman



36 Comments

  • Good looking team.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.08.12 12:42:43 by StevieS Reply
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  • Can you braai Cheetah?

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.08.12 12:47:03 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • So no game time for Lambie? Stupid.

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.08.12 12:47:46 by PTAShark Reply

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  • quite a veteran loose trio that :)

    Strange to see Gouws out.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.08.12 12:47:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • This is not a bad team…

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.08.12 12:50:10 by King Shark Reply
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  • Slightly off topic but I just read a really nice article on rugby365 about on of the mascots: http://www.rugby365.com/article/49359-the-life-of-mufasa

    Have a look. I thought it is quite a nice read.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.08.12 12:51:24 by King Shark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    Has to be one of the better trio’s in SA.. better than the three at the Bulls, no doubt!

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.08.12 12:51:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : Well, seeing is believing and Botes didn’t look too flash last week.

    To be fair, though, based on stats, he was trying to play more of a number 6 game from number 8… I reckon he’ll be happier this week.

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.08.12 12:54:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 6) : I find your definition of the word “slightly” more than slightly concerning :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.08.12 12:54:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :

    Yeah, unfair to move a player like he has been moved over the last two weeks..

    Back him as a flank, or give Mtembu some time..

    With Keegan back, Mtembu looks set to carry tackle bags until next season..

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.08.12 12:55:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • No real weaknesses in that team except perhaps in the front row.

    They should beat the cheats!

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.08.12 12:58:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 10) : I dislike the “utility loose forward” tag… let them pick a number and stick to it.

    the combo we have picked here makes sense, but I don’t really agree with Franna on the bench. Not long term anyway. The u21s have two 6′s out injured and of the three guys available, he is the only one who is still eligible to play for them. I would always have Tera on the bench

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.08.12 13:00:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    When reading your comment, I thought you were going the other way, and I would have agreed with that..

    Instead of dropping him to the U21, why not start him and let Botes play off the bench. We know what we have in Botes, give Kleinhans game time..

    So if he plays this weekend, does that rule him out of playing U21 next week, after their bye?

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.08.12 13:03:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Pity about Lambie.

    Also I hope Dixon gets some game time. We`re seriously thin up front we need to see if he can do a job for us.

    Otherwise I`d say it`s the best we have available.
    If we slip up with this team at home it`s down to also ran status for us.

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.08.12 13:04:16 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : :grin: It was worth sharing though!

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.08.12 13:04:29 by King Shark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    As for utility loose forward, let’s see where that got Daniel…..

    So yes, pick a number and play there, don’t chop and change as you see fit…

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.08.12 13:04:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : no – what I’m saying is that he should play u21 next week.

    Your call to start him this week makes sense

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.08.12 13:05:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : and to actually answer your question, I’m not aware of u21 eligibility restrictions based on anything other than age… but I could be wrong

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.08.12 13:06:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) :

    So we are on the same page…

    Do you think it will happen though?? Our choices for the U21′s should be pretty limited, and they are still well in with a chance!

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.08.12 13:06:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) :

    Oh cool..

    I thought they were going along with something like in the Vodacom Cup, where 4 Super Rugby starts see you ineligible to play.. or something like that..

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.08.12 13:07:44 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : let me go read the rules

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.08.12 13:09:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 15) : slightly :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.08.12 14:25:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • Let’s then say very welcome back Keegan, we will have u anyday….
    Let’s klap a cheetah….

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.08.12 14:28:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • I’m glad Bosman’s back, should help us a lot in the backline this week.

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.08.12 14:30:16 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 23) : For sure, glad to have him back. At least he’ll be appreciated at his province.

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.08.12 14:31:22 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : nothing like that in the rules

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.08.12 15:45:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Still need to add PSdT, Kyle Cooper, Tim Whitehead to this mix. Good depth…

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.08.12 23:39:26 by MerckZ Reply

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  • To all the Sharkies.. thanks for an awesome site… i’ve been silently reading your comments for over a year, without commenting and i enjoy your input (although biased, as is your want, as this is… after all your domaign)…
    Thank you for your union’s support of the Lions in the kings-debale.. glad to know that your union don’t bow to the pressure and remain firm in the spirit of rugby.
    All of the best for your CC campaign and looking forward to your support and quirky chirps to my comments and my team’s stuggle to once again join u guys in the top tier of SArugby…
    Your blog is a daily part of my rugby-medicine, to curb my addiction, which is RUGBY…

  • Comment 28, posted at 31.08.12 00:10:09 by blesbeer Reply

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  • @blesbeer (Comment 28) : welcome – so nice to have you here!

  • Comment 29, posted at 31.08.12 09:52:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • To be honest, SANZAR can call off The Rugby Championship. The Currie Cup is far more interesting and our Sharks players aren’t forced into becoming mindless automatons under a game plan that they’re not allowed to deviate from.

  • Comment 30, posted at 31.08.12 16:03:28 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 30) : LIKE

  • Comment 31, posted at 31.08.12 16:04:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : Probably why Keegan was dumped from the Bok squad. The guys always looking for a gap and a way around or over a player rather than current Bok gameplan of head down and straight ahead.

    Not playing Lambie or releasing him should be a criminal offence. Poor guys just picking up splinters and losing confidence. Of course, keeping him off a rugby field means that he can’t upstage the current plodder in 10. Selecting Johan Goosen so early also career sabotage.

  • Comment 32, posted at 31.08.12 16:13:53 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 30) : @robdylan (Comment 31) : Must say, I thought this year’s CC would be a dull affair, but from week one the games had intensity and hardly a clear winner until that final whistle blew.

  • Comment 33, posted at 31.08.12 16:16:04 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 33) : It’s been really good so far. Pity the Bulls won last week but well played to them.

  • Comment 34, posted at 31.08.12 16:20:24 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 34) : Well, even they showed what can be done with the correct game plan and old Pine said that they do have their structures, but he’s not afraid to let the players play what’s in front of them.

    Probably why CJ Stander played as well as he did, and probably why HM doesn’t rate him either.

    Really think we need a SA Barbarians team to play a game or two against HM’s team (the way he’s acting, he owns them). Get the best from the CC, give them the structure and license to play their game, and let’s see what happens.

  • Comment 35, posted at 31.08.12 16:32:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 35) : I think thats a brilliant idea. Somehow HM has to see that the current gameplan is dull and ancient. Ill still give him a chance to prove me wrong agiants Oz en Nz though. If he, and that gameplan can pull it off, I will take my hat off .

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.09.12 10:31:43 by Quintin Reply

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