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Fifty up for Lwazi


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 12 Sep 2013 at 16:21
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Sharks winger Lwazi Mvovo will earn his 50th Currie Cup cap when he takes the field against Griquas on Saturday afternoon. Lwazi reached a similar milsetone in Super Rugby earlier this season and will play his 102nd game for the Sharks in Kimberley.

Here are some other notable milestones:

- Jacques Botes earns his 141st career cap in the Currie Cup, joining Vleis Visagie in second place on the all-time most capped list. Botes extends his own record for total Sharks caps across Currie Cup and Super Rugby to 229. Botes is also the Sharks’ second highest try scorer in Currie Cup, with 41 career tries and requires just one more 5-pointer to equal Stefan Terblanche’s record of 42.
- SP Marais earns his 20th career cap in the Currie Cup
- Dale Chadwick will earn his 30th cap for the Sharks in the Currie Cup if he comes off the bench
- Cobus Reinach will earn his 20th cap for the Sharks in the Currie Cup if he comes off the bench
- Monde Hadebe will earn his 10th cap for the Sharks in the Currie Cup if he comes off the bench
- Pieter-Steph du Toit will make his Currie Cup debut

Here are some other facts and figures about the squad:

- Average age (starting forwards) : 25.6 years
- Average age (starting backs) : 26.8 years
- Average age (entire 22) : 25.1 years
- Oldest player: Butch James (34)
- Youngest player: Fred Zeilinga (20)

- Average weight (starting forwards) : 109kg
- Average weight (starting backs) : 91.7kg
- Heaviest player: Edwin Hewitt (117kg)
- Lightest player: Fred Zeilinga (82kg)

- Average height (starting forwards) : 1.87m
- Average height (starting backs) : 1.84m
- Tallest player: Pieter-Steph du Toit (2.00m)
- Shortest player: Fred Zeilinga/Cobus Reinach (1.75m)

- Total Currie Cup caps (starting team): 684
- Average Currie Cup caps (starting team):45.6
- Total Currie Cup caps (entire 22): 795
- Average Currie Cup caps (entire 22): 36.1

Surname First Names Height Weight Age School CC Caps CC Points
Sharks Other Total Sharks
1 Mienie Daniel Jacobus 1.79 111 22 Merensky 1 0 1 0
2 Cooper Kyle Lorran 1.78 109 24 Glenwood 30 0 30 10
3 Herbst Wiehahn Jovan 1.80 113 25 Klerksdorp 45 0 45 0
4 Hewitt Edwin Westley 1.96 117 25 AHS 5 12 17 0
5 Du Toit Pieter Stephanus 2.00 116 21 Swartland 0 0 0 0
6 Daniel Keegan Rhys 1.88 97 28 Dale 96 0 96 155
7 Deysel Jean Roy 1.91 112 28 Hentie Cilliers 56 0 56 35
8 Botes Louis Jacques 1.82 97 32 Potch Gim 114 26 140 205
9 McLeod Charl 1.80 88 30 Wonderboom 51 9 60 50
10 James Andrew David 1.84 98 34 MC 50 14 64 401
11 Mvovo Lwazi Ncedo 1.85 94 27 Maria Louw 49 0 49 110
12 Whitehead Timothy John 1.88 90 25 Grey High 8 13 21 0
13 Ludik Louis 1.83 92 26 EG Jansen 40 43 83 35
14 Maseko Sizophila Sabelo 1.84 88 22 Ermelo 3 0 3 0
15 Marais Sarel Petrus 1.84 92 24 Paarl Boys 4 15 19 10
16 Hadebe Monde Sakhile 1.77 102 22 WBHS 9 0 9 0
17 Chadwick Dale Michael 1.83 113 24 WBHS 29 0 29 10
18 Marais Peet Celliers 1.98 115 22 Welkom 11 0 11 0
19 Downey Justin 1.91 105 26 Northwood 5 29 34 0
20 Reinach Jacobus Meyer 1.75 84 23 Grey Kollege 19 0 19 10
21 Zeilinga Frederik Johannes 1.75 82 20 Glenwood 5 0 5 31
22 van Tonder Jaco 1.86 96 22 Outeniqua 4 0 4 0


9 Comments

  • PSdT first CC game….very hard to imagine, how many players have received a Bok call-up before their first CC debut?

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.09.13 17:14:58 by FireTheLooser Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 1) : more and more these days. Happened to Etzebeth

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.09.13 17:53:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Just goes to show what the CC means these days….absolutely nothing…sad

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.09.13 18:32:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : CC has become a stepping stone to Super Rugby. I guess guys like Eben and PSdT were just too good coming out of u20 side.

    Speaking of super rugby though… who here thinks that we should break away from super rugby and join up with England and France in a new competition? Personally I’d say yes please!

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.09.13 18:59:38 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 4) : me too!

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.09.13 19:11:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 4) : @robdylan (Comment 5) : Oh yeah, time to freshen up franchise/provincial rugby.

    Heard that SA generates 70% of the revenue for SR, but all the revenue is split equally between all three of SANZAR.

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.09.13 20:19:23 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 6) : jeez. If thats true then surely we can only benefit from joining what must be a far more lucrative comp with Fr and Eng. I’m actually struggling to think of a reason why this wouldn’t be a good idea.

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.09.13 22:01:41 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Do you guys think the French clubs would be competitive against our SR sides? The French national team are ranked about 4th in the world and have 14 teams in their premier division comp, SA are ranked 2nd and have only 5/6 teams in SR. I can’t help thinking we’ll be smashing le French teams more often than not

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.09.13 08:17:39 by Robby Hambly Reply

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  • @Robby Hambly (Comment 8) : their top sides seem really good but I’ll admit I haven’t watched much of their rugby.

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.09.13 09:31:20 by gregkaos Reply
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