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Du Plessis ruled out


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 27 Sep 2013 at 09:22
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The Sharks under 19 side faces the Leopards at Kings Park this afternoon without their talismanic flyhalf, Jean-Luc du Plessis. The young pivot – son of former Bok coach Carel – broke his nose during last week’s bonus-point win over the Cheetahs.

Regular fullback Colin Willemse shifts into the number 10 jersey for the second time this season, with Riaan O’Neill getting a first start in the last line of defence. The rest of the backline is unchanged,m with KZN schoolboy players Sandile Khubeka and Legend Marwana set to continue their good partnership in midfield.

The only change to the pack this week sees Philip Odendaal replace JP Grobler at 5-lock. On the bench, Waldo Weideman replaces Michael Downer as loosehead prop cover. Ayron Schramm, a Kearsney schoolboy who starred for KZN at Craven week level this year, was a late unannounced inclusion on the bench last week, but didn’t get onto the field. He’s an official part of the match 22 this week, though and will look to earn his first cap for the Sharks at this level.

The match kicks off at 13h03 at Kings Park and entrance is free.

The Sharks Under 19s
15. Riaan O’Neill, 14. Michael Cloete , 13. Nkululeko Marwana, 12. Sandile Kubeka, 11. Alrin Eksteen, 10. Colin Willemse, 9. Cameron Wright, 8. Ray Williams, 7. Barend Potgieter, 6. Joseph Jones, 5. Philip Odendaal, 4. Hendrick Botha, 3. Stefan van Schalkwyk, 2. Chris De Beer (Captain), 1. Stephan Morkel
Replacements: 16. Roan Dalzell, 17. Waldo Weideman, 18. Bart le Roux, 19. Ayron Schramm , 20. Jonas Mikalcius, 21. Lotter Pretorius , 22. Wion Robbertse, 23. Sipho Mkhize



12 Comments

  • You and your headlines :x . You caught me again :mrgreen:

    Quite a blow for the under 19s. Sounds like he’s been a… pivotal player for the team.

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.09.13 09:27:18 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : oh man! Ya that caught me out too!

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.09.13 09:36:18 by gregkaos Reply
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  • I only realised after I hit “publish”…. but no hits are bad hits, I guess :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.09.13 09:45:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    So you’re saying it comes naturally by now?

    I also thought – Holy crap, then I thought – O, wait it’s Rob, and then I thought – Well let me just check it out.

    :smile:

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.09.13 10:11:18 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :
    I suspect Carel would rather be remembered as one of the finest wings to play the game than a “former Bok coach” who oversaw a pretty bleak patch in SA rugby. :lol:

    Carel’s try at Twickenham in ’86 in the IRB centenary match for the Southern hemisphere side against a 5 Nations XV was considered one of the finest tries ever scored on that ground. If memory serves Danie Gerber also scored a couple in that game and made the line break to put Carel into space

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.09.13 10:33:31 by steve Reply

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  • Sharks leading 17-13 at half time

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.09.13 14:16:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sharks went down 22-27

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.09.13 15:03:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : :shock:

    Against the Leopards. At home. So the Leopards are the U/19′s Griquas then.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.09.13 15:56:45 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 8) : no, I wouldn’t say that.

    If you go check the logs, you’ll notice the Leoaprds are very competitive at under 19 level.

    This is still a disappointing performance, but it’s not quite as bad as losing to the blind school.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.09.13 16:00:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Losing against them away I could understand, but a home game hurts.

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.09.13 16:34:33 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 10) : lucky the Lions also went down at home today, so we remain second on the log.

    Still, we’ve got the Bulls away next week

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.09.13 16:36:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : That’s going to be a toughie up at Loftus.

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.09.13 17:47:56 by rhineshark Reply
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