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Pietersen blow robs Sharks of experience


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 24 May 2013 at 10:25
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The Sharks team named to face the Bulls tomorrow boats an average of almost 47 Super Rugby caps per man, but the loss of near-centurion JP Pietersen from the lineup has certainly had an effect.

We’ve been tracking the total and average number of caps for a few weeks now, ever since it was first mooted that the injury situation in the Sharks camp makes it impossible to field a competitive side, or words to that effect. Our analysis shows that, while disrupted, the Sharks have nevertheless been able to call on enough experienced men to ensure that the side, on average, remains experienced. This week, for the first time since we started keeping track, the average number of caps dips below 50.

Beast Mtawarira returns this week to earn an 86th career cap, with opposite prop Jannie du Plessis also earning his 86th for the Sharks (but 111th overall) in a strange coincidence. Pat Lambie (48th) and Lwazi Mvovo (49th) edge ever closer to a major milestone, while Meyer Bosman, playing his 46th for the Sharks (and 107th overall) could soon become the first in this squad to accumulate a half-century of games for two different Super Rugby sides.

Looking at another statistic, Pat Lambie requires only 17 more points to become the fifth South African player to score 500 points in this competition, the others (in order), being Morne Steyn, Peter Grant, Andre Pretorius and Loius Koen.

Player Sharks Caps Other Caps Total
1 Beast Mtawarira 84 0 84
2 Kyle Cooper 13 0 13
3 Jannie du Plessis 84 26 110
4 Pieter-Steph du Toit 18 0 18
5 Franco van der Merwe 12 73 85
6 Marcell Coetzee 35 0 35
7 Willem Alberts 44 37 81
8 Keegan Daniel 92 0 92
9 Charl McLeod 51 0 51
10 Pat Lambie 47 0 47
11 Lwazi Mvovo 48 0 48
12 Meyer Bosman 45 61 106
13 Piet Lindeque 4 0 4
14 Odwa Ndungane 91 10 101
15 Riaan Viljoen 19 26 45
16 Monde Hadebe 0 0 0
17 Wiehahn Herbst 35 0 35
18 Jandre Marais 9 0 9
19 Tera Mtembu 6 0 6
20 Jean Deysel 50 0 50
21 Tian Meyer 0 11 11
22 Sean Robinson 2 0 2
Total 809 294 1033


21 Comments

  • Hell what was Plum think ………. picking a side with only 1033 super rugby caps, madness pure madness.

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.05.13 11:11:21 by JD Reply
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  • what has happened to the hoff

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.05.13 11:20:06 by pete69 Reply

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  • I don’t think Plum is too concerned about the future of Sharks rugby, he just wants to save his own bacon and that’s why he prefers loan players to youngsters.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.05.13 12:08:58 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @pete69 (Comment 2) : apparently he has flu…

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.05.13 12:10:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    Really?

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.05.13 12:23:05 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : As in “he flew into a rage at the shoddy treatment he has received”…?

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.05.13 12:41:50 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 6) : LOL :)

    Yes, probably

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.05.13 12:42:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 6) : Well said!

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.05.13 13:18:01 by King Shark Reply
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  • what’s this I hear about a certain curly-headed number 8 playing for College Rovers tonight?

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.05.13 13:22:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Intersant.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.05.13 13:27:59 by Uli Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 6) :
    :lol:

    @robdylan (Comment 9) :
    Say it aint so! :roll:

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.05.13 13:28:42 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 11) : if he gets over his flu

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.05.13 13:45:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Seriously? Kanko playing club rugby?

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.05.13 14:17:21 by David12246 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : That would be enough to make me vomit :sad:

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.05.13 14:29:12 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Seriously…?? Has he really slumped that low out of Plumbtree’s favour?

    WEll, still good on Kanko being a club player and making the Bok squad! Good achievement

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.05.13 14:33:44 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • seems he’s not playing…

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.05.13 14:36:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : So what’s the poor guy doing with himself to stay focused and motivated?

    Blerrie Plumtree (maybe Kanko is also calling for Plums head, maybe he’s been caught commenting on Sharksworld :twisted: )

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.05.13 14:54:04 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Wonder how good mates Smittie and Kanko is? Kanko to whisper some advise in Smittie’s ear…

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.05.13 15:41:38 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 18) : *twiddles thumbs and whistles*

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.05.13 19:05:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Or scouring the net for Japanese contracts

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.05.13 08:29:14 by CS Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 17) : Yeah, I would love to know how much rugby he has played in the last 5 weeks. Rob?

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.05.13 09:50:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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