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Quins unleash a battleship


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 31 May 2013 at 11:29
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Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis continues his tour de force of the local club team this weekend, as he’s named to start for Harlequins in his second comeback game.

Du Plessis played 80 minutes for Crusaders last week against Harlequins and scored a try to boot; since he’s officially allocated to Jaguars, who are not in the Moor Cup competition, it’s been decided that Bismarck should be loaned out to each first division club in turn. This week, it’s Quins who’ll benefit from his experience as they take on a far stronger (on paper, at least), Varsity College side featuring a number of Sharks age-group players.

Coming up against the fiery Bok will be Baby Bok and Sharks XV hooker Franco Marais, in what’s sure to be a baptism of fire for the young man.

Kick-off at Varsity College is at 15h30 on Saturday and given the lack of a Sharks match this weekend, we’d encourage all Durban-based fans to get down to their local ground to catch some Moor Cup action, with more than a smattering of Sharks expected to be in action for their clubs.

Varsity College: 15. Josh van Rooyen, 14. Sizo Maseko, 13. Kayde Fisher, 12. Takudzwa Chieza, 11. Jarryd Chiocchetti, 10. James Fouche, 9. Dylan Tidbury, 8. Wessel Potgieter, 7. Khaya Majola, 6.TC Khoza, 5. Mitch Murphy, 4. Dave Fisher, 3. Wade Swannel, 2. Franco Marais, 1. Nic Roebeck
Subs: 16. Warrick Venter, 17. Khwezi Mona, 18.Henk la Grange, 19. Raymond September, 20. Shane Savage, 21.Kyle Noel, 22.Troy Chiocchetti

Harlequins: 15. Jean Spies, 14. Hardus Terblanche, 13. Andre Esterhuizen, 12. Dean Swanepoel, 11. Smba Kabatebate, 10. Dewaldt Havenga, 9. Jako Ferreira, 8. Justin Crouch, 7. Conrad Mosterd, 6. George Sawezy, 5. John John Wilsnach, 4. Edlyn Serge, 3. Morne de Witt, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. George van Niekerk
Subs: 16. Duane Goodes, 17 JJ. van der Westhuizen, 18. Regis Mutungadura, 19. Dalton Farah, 20. America Kruger, 21. Dylan Aylward, 22. Nkululeko Mthethewa



30 Comments

  • I take it that the bold names are Sharks players?

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.05.13 11:33:24 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 1) : yes, at either senior, Vodacom, or age-group level

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.05.13 11:44:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : For someone on the other side of the world, you are remarkably well informed!

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.05.13 11:50:05 by King Shark Reply
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  • I wonder if the VC 15, Josh van Rooyen is the same guy who played for Selborne College and Border Schools in 2011. Ludz will know

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.05.13 11:50:11 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 3) : why thank you… I work fanatically hard at it.

    My “little birds”…

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.05.13 11:53:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 4) : that would be him

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.05.13 12:32:27 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 6) : he’s at the Academy… I wonder if he’ll feature for Sharks u21… I guess Robinson will have the fullback spot sewn up

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.05.13 12:39:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Can I just add that if “Regis Mutungadura” isn’t the coolest name it’s possible to have, then I don’t know what is!

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.05.13 12:42:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : he’s okay, doubt he’ll be picked ahead of Sean

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.05.13 13:25:58 by Ludz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : quite a cool name :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.05.13 13:27:18 by Ludz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : puppy will enjoy kicking Bismarck’s ass :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.05.13 14:03:46 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Stirling Mortlock still holds that title. Followed by Bob Loblaw.

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.05.13 14:20:35 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @bobby 26 (Comment 11) : I wish it was on TV, would love to watch Puppy

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.05.13 14:57:58 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 13) : Puppy is out… tweaked hammy

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.05.13 15:26:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • So anywhere else on the world where I have played or reffed you are tied to a club for a certain competition once you have played in that comp.

    How can Bismarck be allowed to play for more than 1 club?

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.05.13 15:33:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : short fat oke’s don’t have hammy’s,maybe scared. :???:

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.05.13 15:40:18 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : it’s very weird, isn’t it? Lots of good sportsmanship being shown… and I think this is the only way they could get Bismarck some gametime without one club being favoured

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.05.13 15:54:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : Calm down. ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.05.13 15:59:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Wow that’s an impressive VC backline. Great to see Kayde Fisher back in KZN. The most underrated player in this province for a long time.

    Good luck to Franco. May well be the future vs French-bound.

    And I have no problem with Bismarck going to Harlequins, because heavens knows they need him & about 5 other Springboks to be competitive at Moor Cup level

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.05.13 16:12:35 by disgruntled shark Reply

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  • @disgruntled shark (Comment 19) : Toulouse have given up on Bismarck… so is there something else we should know?

  • Comment 20, posted at 31.05.13 16:13:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) :

    So have I.

    The future is Strauss.

  • Comment 21, posted at 31.05.13 16:28:48 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 21) : surely you jest. I mean, he doesn’t even play for Province!

  • Comment 22, posted at 31.05.13 16:33:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) :

    Im a pretty unbiased chap Rob. Strauss is just head and shoulders above anybody else.
    And I dont like Bismarck – he’s great in the loose, but doesnt do the basics well enough inho. And he gives away so many penalties.

  • Comment 23, posted at 31.05.13 16:57:23 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) :

    I means Rob, we could also include the (rather obvious) merits of entertaining the selection of the like of Tiaan Liebenberg or Deon Fourie.

    Granted, Messrs Liebenberg and Fourie are doubtless also better options than the Bismarck, but then why kick a man when he’s down?
    That would be too much, even for me.

  • Comment 24, posted at 31.05.13 17:00:55 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 21) : You are dreaming .

  • Comment 25, posted at 31.05.13 17:59:48 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 25) :

    You right, I most certainly am!
    Dreaming of the day that we have a Bok hooker that can throw in the line-out and doesnt give away a myriad of penalties for foul play and ruck indiscretions.

  • Comment 26, posted at 31.05.13 18:21:14 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 26) : I’ve called for Strauss to captain the Boks and be the starting hooker from now on until 2015. If Heyneke Meyer is true to his word, he said you don’t always pick the best player, but rather the right player. Strauss as it is the right player and he’s about as good right now as Bismarck’s ever been

  • Comment 27, posted at 31.05.13 18:47:35 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 27) :

    I couldnt agree more, plus Strauss seems to have a good temperament, something that cannot always be said of Bismarck.

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.06.13 16:28:30 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • VC won 43 -20

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.06.13 20:13:22 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • Sorry 40 -23 to VC

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.06.13 20:17:43 by bobby 26 Reply
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