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Two new starters for the Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 27 Sep 2013 at 10:01
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While much has been made of the fact that Eldoraigne’s Stephan Lewies will start his first match for the Sharks at senior level this evening, he won’t be the only “starting debutant” for the Sharks. Justin Downey, who has a total of 29 caps in total for both Griquas and the Sharks, has never actually started a Currie cup game for the Sharks before

For the second week in a row, all eight members of the starting pack are graduates of the Sharks Academy. Seven of the 22 were schooled in KZN, with Westville again the best-represented school in the squad (Dale Chadwick, Brynard Stadner and Monde Hadebe). Glenwood and Dale College each have two players in the the starting 15, while Affies has one each in the starting fifteen and on the bench.

Here are some notable milestones:

- Keegan Daniel earns his 99th cap for the Sharks in the Currie Cup, meaning next week will be a special celebration for him if he is selected.
- Edwin Hewitt will earn his 20th career cap in the Currie Cup if he takes the field

Here are some other facts and figures about the squad:

- Average age (starting forwards) : 24 years
- Average age (starting backs) : 25.7 years
- Average age (entire 22) : 24.7 years
- Oldest player: Butch James (34)
- Youngest player: Fred Zeilinga (20)

- Average weight (starting forwards) : 108.4kg
- Average weight (starting backs) : 90.3kg
- Heaviest player: Edwin Hewitt (117kg)
- Lightest player: Fred Zeilinga (82kg)

- Average height (starting forwards) : 1.88m
- Average height (starting backs) : 1.82m
- Tallest player: Stephan Lewies (2.01m)
- Shortest player: Fred Zeilinga/Cobus Reinach (1.75m)

- Total Currie Cup caps (starting team): 506
- Average Currie Cup caps (starting team): 33.7
- Total Currie Cup caps (entire 22): 638
- Average Currie Cup caps (entire 22): 29

Surname First Names Height Weight Age School CC Caps CC Points
Sharks Other Total Sharks
1 Chadwick Dale Michael 1.83 113 24 WBHS 31 0 31 10
2 Cooper Kyle Lorran 1.78 109 24 Glenwood 32 0 32 10
3 Herbst Wiehahn Jovan 1.80 113 25 Klerksdorp 47 0 47 5
4 Marais Peet Celliers 1.98 115 22 Welkom 13 0 13 0
5 Lewies Joseph Stephanus Theuns 2.01 112 21 Eldoraigne 0 0 0 0
6 Downey Justin 1.91 105 26 Northwood 6 29 35 0
7 Mtembu Lubabalo Siphosethu 1.87 103 22 Dale 10 0 10 5
8 Daniel Keegan Rhys 1.88 97 28 Dale 98 0 98 160
9 McLeod Charl 1.80 88 30 Wonderboom 53 9 62 50
10 Zeilinga Frederik Johannes 1.75 82 20 Glenwood 7 0 7 52
11 Mvovo Lwazi Ncedo 1.85 94 27 Maria Louw 51 0 51 120
12 Williams Heimar 1.80 93 22 AHS 4 0 4 15
13 Whitehead Timothy John 1.88 90 25 Grey High 10 13 23 5
14 Ndungane Odwa Mzuzo 1.84 93 32 Hudson Park 72 0 72 147
15 Marais Sarel Petrus 1.84 92 24 Paarl Boys 6 15 21 15
16 Hadebe Monde Sakhile 1.77 102 22 WBHS 11 0 11 0
17 Mienie Daniel Jacobus 1.79 111 22 Merensky 3 0 3 0
18 Hewitt Edwin Westley 1.96 117 25 AHS 7 12 19 0
19 Stander Brynard 1.90 108 23 WBHS 7 0 7 5
20 Reinach Jacobus Meyer 1.75 84 23 Grey Kollege 21 0 21 15
21 James Andrew David 1.84 98 34 MC 52 14 66 410
22 van Tonder Jaco 1.86 96 22 Outeniqua 5 0 5 0


13 Comments

  • “Graduates of the Sharks Academy” – I like that!

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.09.13 10:14:01 by Letgo Reply
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  • Yep, it sure is good to see local talent being developed and given opportunties.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.09.13 10:49:09 by Jacques Venter Reply

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  • I’m sure Vinny will be ever grateful regarding your choice of adjective this week :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.09.13 10:51:49 by vanmartin Reply
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  • KZN schools are stepping up the tempo in terms of producing Rugby talent. It’s a matter of years before we see a near full KZN born and bread team.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.09.13 11:41:09 by Talent Reply
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  • On a random side note ,Im not sure Jaco Van Tonders best position is wing/fullback…

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.09.13 11:42:26 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 5) : what would you say is?

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.09.13 12:02:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 5) : @robdylan (Comment 6) : Yup what is ? Cause he certainly looks composed on defence and good turn of speed on attack and getting more confidence with more game time

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.09.13 12:10:08 by benji Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 5) : You thinking center?

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.09.13 12:29:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • It’s amazing, at the beginning of the season we couldn’t imagine life without Ludik, yet I’ve only just noticed that he’s not in the 22 – is he injured or has he left for France?

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.09.13 12:29:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • been a while since Northwood had a representative :) go Justin! Does anyone know when van tonder will get a shot. My heart aches for the kid. All in all its good to know that if you play well in school, your local rugby franchise might give you a shot… Thats if the bulls dont snatch you @ craven week

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.09.13 12:30:12 by Eli Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 9) : No, he’s one of the players being rested – Jean Deysel and Jacques Botes are two others that hasn’t been in the 22 the last 2 games, that’s also being rested.

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.09.13 14:19:06 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : @benji (Comment 7) : @vanmartin (Comment 8) : Maybe center, he is not a small guy. I just worry about his pace over 40m. Probably need to see more of him before I make outright statements like that, he just reminds me of De’Allende a bit.

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.09.13 14:29:28 by Talent Reply
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  • Justin Downey – poor man’s Mike Rhodes.

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.09.13 17:13:39 by money Reply

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