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Sharks v Cheetahs – looking at the squad


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 23 Aug 2013 at 11:54
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Let’s do a little run-down of the Sharks match 22 named to play the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday evening.

The introduction of Fred Zeilinga to start has reduced the average age of the starting fifteen quite considerably – although you could argue that Odwa Ndungane’s omission this week has also had an effect. The starting team averages just a shade over 26 years of age, with the average over the entire 22 not much different. Fred Zeilinga (20) still the youngest and Butch James (34 and some change) the oldest. Jacques Botes, Marco Wentzel and Charl McLeod are the other 30-plus players in the squad.

The pack that starts the match averages 1.87m in height and 109.4  kg in weight – these numbers a little down on last week, with the smaller Keegan Daniel replacing Brynard Stander. Wentzel is the tallest man in the side at 2m, with Cobus Reinach and Fred Zeilinga joint shortest at 1.75m. Kyle Cooper is the shortest forward (1.78m) and Jaco van Tonder the tallest back (1.86m).  Rayno Gerber’s 120kg make him the heaviest man in the squad, with Zeilinga the lightest at 82kg.

The team boasts an aggregate 838 Currie Cup caps, at an average of just over 38 per man – Daniel’s inclusion here has made a big difference to the total. Botes (138) has the most caps overall ahead of Daniel (93) and Ludik (80, including 43 for the Lions). There are no uncapped players in the match 22, although Fred Zeilinga will make his first Currie Cup start. Sizo Maseko and Heimar Williams are the least experienced men in the squad, each earning only their second cap this week.  Butch James, with 401 points for the Sharks, is the top points scorer historically, with Botes (200 points via 40 tries) and Daniel  (155 points from 31 tries) coming in next. The team as a whole have scored an aggregate 1126 points for the Sharks in Currie Cup rugby.

Five of the match 22 were schooled in KZN, with Maritzburg College and Glenwood each boasting two members. Other schools to be twice-represented are Outeniqua (Wentzel and van Tonder), Dale College (Daniel and Mtembu) and Affies in Pretoria (Edwin Hewitt and Heimar Williams).

Surname First Names Height Weight Age School CC Caps CC Points
Sharks Other Total Sharks
1 Chadwick Dale Michael 1.83 113 24 WBHS 27 0 27 10
2 Cooper Kyle Lorran 1.78 109 24 Glenwood 27 0 27 5
3 Herbst Wiehahn Jovan 1.80 113 25 Klerksdorp 42 0 42 0
4 Hewitt Edwin Westley 1.96 117 25 AHS 2 12 14 0
5 Wentzel Marco van Zyl 2.00 117 34 Outeniqua 2 35 37 0
6 Daniel Keegan Rhys 1.88 97 28 Dale 93 0 93 155
7 Deysel Jean Roy 1.91 112 28 Hentie Cilliers 53 0 53 30
8 Botes Louis Jacques 1.82 97 32 Potch Gim 111 27 138 200
9 McLeod Charl 1.80 88 30 Wonderboom 48 9 57 45
10 Zeilinga Frederik Johannes 1.75 82 20 Glenwood 2 0 2 5
11 Mvovo Lwazi Ncedo 1.85 94 27 Maria Louw 46 0 46 105
12 Williams Heimar 1.80 93 22 AHS 1 0 1 5
13 Ludik Louis 1.83 92 26 EG Jansen 37 43 80 30
14 Maseko Sizophila Sabelo 1.84 88 22 Ermelo 1 0 1 0
15 Marais Sarel Petrus 1.84 80 24 Paarl Boys 1 15 16 5
16 Burden Craig Bruce 1.84 105 28 MC 67 0 67 115
17 Gerber Rayno 1.90 120 32 Framesby 2 40 42 0
18 Marais Peet Celliers 1.98 115 22 Welkom 8 0 8 0
19 Mtembu Lubabalo Siphosethu 1.87 103 22 Dale 8 0 8 5
20 Reinach Jacobus Meyer 1.75 84 23 Grey Kollege 16 0 16 10
21 James Andrew David 1.84 98 34 MC 47 14 61 401
22 van Tonder Jaco 1.86 96 22 Outeniqua 2 0 2 0

 



10 Comments

  • Hoping for a good win for the sharks and some good attacking rugby

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.08.13 12:20:13 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply
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  • “200 points via 41 tries”

    200/5=40
    41*5=205

    :???: :???:

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.08.13 13:22:11 by Die Kriek Reply
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  • Die Kriek maybe he scored a couple when tries only counted 4 points.

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.08.13 13:40:42 by JD Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 2) : sorry, typo… 40 tries. Fixed now

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.08.13 13:50:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Not too much home-grown talent in there…

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.08.13 15:34:29 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 5) : Yep, they are all busy shoring up the WP scrum and helping WP get the average weight of their back line above the 65kg mark.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.08.13 15:48:56 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 6) : Lmao

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.08.13 16:35:39 by DBOY Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 5) : Seems to me the vast majority are players that have come through the Sharks academy. IMO that makes them “home-grown” regardless of where they went to school/born. :) Not including the natural born Sharks like Butch, Botes, Deysel, & McLoed who been around since 2008 or before. Or the guys who’ve come up from the u19 sharks like Jaco and Heimar.

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.08.13 16:43:52 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Lol. Apologists…

    Its a bloody disgrace that a region as historically strong as PMB is delivering so few players in the senior ranks.

    Not even talking about the Sharks that are playing for the Boks like the du Plessis brother, PSDT, Beast et al.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.08.13 18:35:35 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 6) :

    Lol. Barely my man. Pat Cilliers maybe, Rhodes will be back on the bench once the Boks are back.

    Still, if you want to compare a side with two imports to one with 10, then good luck to ya! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.08.13 18:39:43 by VinChainSaw Reply
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