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Sharks name 39 for Super Rugby 2014


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 11 Feb 2014 at 12:15
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Under 19 loosehead prop Thomas du Toit is the only surprise in the 39-man final Super Rugby squad named by Jake White this morning.

Du Toit has impressed all comers since joining the Academy from Paarl Boys High; his frankly massive 130kg frame belies a fair turn of speed and he will no doubt benefit hugely from working with White and the senior coaches at such a young age, even should he not go on to play Super Rugby in 2014.

Lourens Adriaanse, Tim Swiel, Etienne Oosthuizen and Tonderai Chavanga are the only other players in the group that are new to the Sharks system, while a number of other players uncapped at Super Rugby level have been included, to complement the 17 capped Springboks in the group.

Here is the full squad (* denotes uncapped players)

Props:
Lourens Adriaanse (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)
Dale Chadwick (Ricoh PMB Collegians)
Jannie du Plessis (Marshall Security Crusaders)
Thomas du Toit * (Marshall Security Crusaders)
Tendai Mtawarira (Jonsson College Rovers)

Hookers:
Kyle Cooper (Jonsson College Rovers)
Bismarck du Plessis (captain) (Marshall Security Crusaders)
Monde Hadebe (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)

Locks:
Anton Bresler (Jonsson College Rovers)
Pieter-Steph du Toit (Jonsson College Rovers)
Stephan Lewies * (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)
Peet Marais * (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)
Etienne Oosthuizen (UKZN Impi)

Loose Forwards:
Willem Alberts (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)
Jacques Botes (Varsity College RFC)
Marcell Coetzee (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)
Keegan Daniel (Jonsson College Rovers)
Jean Deysel (vice capt) (Marshall Security Crusaders)
Ryan Kankowski (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)
Tera Mtembu (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)

Scrumhalves:
Charl McLeod (Varsity College RFC)
Cobus Reinach (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)
Stefan Ungerer * (Ricoh PMB Collegians)

Flyhalves:
Hansie Graaf * (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)
Patrick Lambie (vice capt) (Jonsson College Rovers)
Tim Swiel * (UKZN Impi)
Fred Zeilinga (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)

Centres:
Andre Esterhuizen * (Varsity College RFC)
Paul Jordaan (Varsity College RFC)
S’bura Sithole (UKZN Impi)
Francois Steyn (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)
Heimar Williams * (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)

Wings:
Tonderai Chavhanga (Marshall Security Crusaders)
Lwazi Mvovo (Ricoh PMB Collegians)
Odwa Ndungane (vice capt) (Varsity College RFC)
JP Pietersen (Thanda Zululand Rhinos)

Fullbacks:
Tyler Fisher * (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)
SP Marais (Marshall Security Crusaders)
Jaco van Tonder (Ricoh PMB Collegians)



89 Comments

  • Any surprise omissions? Can’t spot any on first glance

    (We knew a while back the writing was on the wall for Tim Whitehead)

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.02.14 12:19:12 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Hard luck Tim Whitehead. Work hard and force your way back into the squad. Good squad, happy with it.

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.02.14 12:22:00 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : Is it though? And Edwin Hewitt?

    Does this mean they’re not in contention at all, or just playing Vodacom Cup until they’re up to fitness/form or injuries strike?

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.02.14 12:22:15 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : I find it very hard when the team is listed alphabetically like this. Will need to rearrange per position, which will make it easier to tell who isn’t there

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.02.14 12:22:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : Surprised Whitehead haven`t been approached by another union yet.

    Maybe he`s quietly negotiating behind the scenes.

    He might fit in well with the FS, however the Lions needs him more. They`ll probably approach Steven Sykes as well?

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.02.14 12:24:13 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • So who’s backup 13 with Tim out?

    We have Jordaan, Sithole and I presume Pietersen – anyone else?

    Surprised that Ungerer already made the squad, so the future will definitely be him and Reinach. This should be McLeod’s final season with the Sharks.

    How tall is that 19 yo prop?

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.02.14 12:25:23 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • So Chuffed with Ungerer!!! So the Red Black and White have an Old boy in the Sharks squad as well as in the Bulls!

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.02.14 12:29:15 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @MerckZ (Comment 3) : Definitely not out of contention but reliant on injuries to crack the squad. With our new found depth at inside centre it’s going to be tough going for Tim.

    @Original Pierre (Comment 5) : I’d be really happy for him if he got the opportunity at another union. Would be a shame not to see him play in Super Rugby this year.

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.02.14 12:29:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 6) : Tim was never a 13 anyway….

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.02.14 12:29:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • No Herbst?!?

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.02.14 12:30:56 by woody Reply
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  • so…. who has missed out?

    Prop: Wiehahn Herbst is the big name. Also no room for Mienie or Dell
    Lock: Edwin Hewitt and Marco Wentzel…. both expected.
    Loose forward: Justin Downey, Francois Kleinhans, Plank Meyer… all cut previously so no big surprise
    Centre: Tim Whitehead
    Wing: Sizo Maseko
    Fullback: Sean Robinson

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.02.14 12:31:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • Tondi Welcome back!

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.02.14 12:32:04 by bchanakira2 Reply
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  • so basically the only shocks are Herbst and Whitehead.

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.02.14 12:32:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Yes. Really shocked with herbst….

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.02.14 12:35:26 by bchanakira2 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Well he originally came as a 13. Probably too slow though.

    We’re very thin at 13, I suppose that’s an SA epidemic, especially when shcool’s are coached to play 10 man rugby. 13′s have no opportunity to develop.

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.02.14 12:36:46 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Pity about Wors too but he probably has an easier route back into the squad compared to Tim.

    Edit: Looking at the props available he faces some tough competition too.

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.02.14 12:37:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @bchanakira2 (Comment 14) : oh right…yes. Very unfortunate, but remember he did have an operation during the offsesaon and possibly needs to get back into shape via Vodacom Cup.

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.02.14 12:37:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • Jeez, we have a lot of loosies and most of them can play more than one position. :cool:

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.02.14 12:39:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • When last have the Sharks had 4 fh’s in their squad, and 3 out-&-out fb’s?!

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.02.14 12:41:25 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Hmm wouldnt surprise me if Herbst/ Hewitt/ Downey /Whitehead left…depth is always good but Downey been overlooked since he arrived. Herbst seems out of favour for sum reason. Hewitt was always ave. And Whitehead too slow to make a Super Rugby impact. Could use him for CC though

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.02.14 12:41:38 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Agreed, but a fantastic 12 imho!

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.02.14 12:41:54 by Bump Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 16) : I think so too.

    Wors is 3rd in line in a position where rotation will need to happen at some point.

    Tim is 4th and Jake has already stated that he wants Frans to play as much as possible.

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.02.14 12:42:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yesss. But on a positive. This squad has attractive rugby, and Champions written on it. #timeuponus

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.02.14 12:42:53 by bchanakira2 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Ok didnt know Herbst had a op, he was good when he played last yr and before

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.02.14 12:44:54 by Dunx Reply

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  • Zeilinga uncapped?
    Didn’t he play (and score a try) against the Kings in the final game last year?

    Really strong looking squad.
    Man, I can’t wait for the season to start!

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.02.14 12:47:52 by Shakes34 Reply

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  • @bchanakira2 (Comment 23) : that’s the thing…. at the end of the day, we have 39 great reasons to be positive, which outweighs the one or two guys who we are unhappy about.

    Can’t pick everyone.

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.02.14 12:48:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Shakes34 (Comment 25) : oh of course he did – my apologies!

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.02.14 12:48:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • Has Hansie Graaf played any games at all for any Sharks team since he arrived? Has he played any warm up or practise game even?

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.02.14 12:52:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • All forgiven :)

    Biggest thing for me in the first few games this year is going to be the composition of the bench.

    Would say we’re all pretty close to knowing what the starting lineup is going to look like. The interesting thing will be how Jake incorporates the likes of Fisher/Esterhuizen/Swiel.

    It is 23-man matchday squads, right?

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.02.14 12:53:34 by Shakes34 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : yes. its a big year. we can get at least a play off spot. We will have a top 23 man squad the best in Super rugby in some part.

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.02.14 12:55:31 by bchanakira2 Reply
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  • @Shakes34 (Comment 29) : correct

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.02.14 13:12:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 28) : actually, you’re right. He has never pulled on the jersey in earnest.

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.02.14 13:12:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : interesting to see Sithole at center, id rather play JP at 13 and Sithole on wing? They mustve worked on his ball skills, remember his hands were shocking

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.02.14 13:19:20 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Time for Franna to find another franchise, seems they like to play has beens like Daniel and Botes ahead of young talent. I’m sure the Lions will grab him. And Rob, it’s not because he is a Glenwood Old Boy it’s because I rate him highly. Good to see Fisher, Zeilanga and Ungerer get a chance too :-)

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.02.14 13:20:31 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • Great squad! Great depth in most positions. Sithole picked as a centre….bet nobody saw that one coming this time last week.

    I also feel for Herbst and Whitehead but like you said you can’t pick everybody.

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.02.14 13:22:45 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Grasshopper (Comment 34) : he mustn’t be hasty. Daniel and Botes will, I’m sure, move on ahead of the Currie Cup.

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.02.14 13:23:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 33) : If Sithole plays anywhere close to the way he did against the Lions you are in for a pleasant surprise.

    This coming from a person who shared your exact doubts and who is now VERY relieved because JPP must start in his best position which is wing.

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.02.14 13:24:25 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 35) : well look – to be honest, Sithole has been picked as a Sithole :)

    The Sharks didn’t announce what position anyone will play, I just made the assumption that he’ll be used mostly at 13 based on what Jake said on Monday.

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.02.14 13:24:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 28) : hansie played in the vodacom cup warmup against rovers last thursday night.

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.02.14 13:24:40 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : So now where the hell is that team announcement.

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.02.14 13:27:07 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 40) : I bet JW is a Wednesday-team-announcement kinda guy. Not too soon, not too late.

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.02.14 13:29:45 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Holy Shmokes, I made the squad, just in time, I finally got my fifth star – in a mere ten more years, I too should boast my first platinum star :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.02.14 13:31:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 40) : only positions I’m unsure about would be 8, 19, 20, 22 and 23

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.02.14 13:31:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 42) : congrats

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.02.14 13:32:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good side. I feel for Tim Whitehead. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up at the Cheetahs or go’s overseas.

    @FireTheLooser (Comment 41) : :lol: just riiight…

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.02.14 13:35:46 by Talent Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 6) : Last season? You must be joking, the guy has a few more years to go before he hangs up his boots.

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.02.14 13:41:59 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Good to see all the Amanzimtoti Rugby Club guys in the team. :lol: The club will battle with most of their team playing for the Sharks. :smile: I hope JW is going to use some sort of rotation system otherwise some of the younger guys won’t get game time at all. How much longer will Jannie,Botes,Odwa & McLeod play.They are all 30 & older. :?:

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.02.14 13:43:45 by markm Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 46) : “…with the Sharks”

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.02.14 13:43:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @markm (Comment 47) : well, Jake’s first management challenge is how to accommodate both Odwa and JP, when the latter returns. I think you might find Odwa coming on later in the game to add leadership at a time when some others may have departed the scene.

    As for Botes, well… he’s a filler this year, there’s very little doubt about that.

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.02.14 13:45:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : Exactly Rob, don’t understand people that say players must leave if they are third choice, fact is that the likes of Jannie spend the second half of the year on Bok duty and Jannie probably has 2 more years left so why would Herbst leave?

  • Comment 50, posted at 11.02.14 13:48:47 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 50) : to me, it’s simple. The Sharks…. that’s the place to be at the moment. If you want to stay and fight for a place, we welcome and embrace that attitude. If you want to leave and go play somewhere else because you’re not first choice, then rather do that.

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.02.14 13:50:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 49) : Yeah that makes a lot of sense. Also considering how much Jake talked about how important an experienced bench is.

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.02.14 13:51:55 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 49) : If he is a filler,why not Justin Downey or Kleynhans,who are way younger. I like Jacques (great leader & motivator) & my understanding he will take up a position with Sharks in the future in some sort of capacity.
    Just hope Kanko kicks butt when he plays because he has Tera to contend with.Who will play off No.6?Keegan,Botes,Marcel,Tera? Alberts & Deysel can fight for No.7.

    Didn’t Heimar Williams play in the match against the Kings as well?

  • Comment 53, posted at 11.02.14 13:59:32 by markm Reply

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  • To be honest if Kleinhans hasnt been picked up b y any other side already then he either wants to try make it at the Sharks or nobody else is interested. I mean he hasnt even been asked to play for A Varsity Cup side. Herbst should def stick it out but ive heard of overseas rumours about him. Whitehead can go im afraid, plenty of young quick talent coming through. Nice guy, decent player but not in the elite. Nice to hear Hansie Graaf eventually found his way onto the field…such a pity he had to disturb his lovely Durban Summer holiday haha

  • Comment 54, posted at 11.02.14 14:20:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Great squad…….Jake cant go wrong with that lot

  • Comment 55, posted at 11.02.14 14:25:36 by Saffex Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 6) : Tyler Fisher has only ever played 13 I think……so he is the obvious choice. I’d play him ahead of Jordaan at 13, if Esterhuizen is not quick enough for the role

  • Comment 56, posted at 11.02.14 14:27:40 by Saffex Reply

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  • I think Jake will go with this team:

    15. SP, 14. Odwa, 13. Jordaan, 12. Steyn, 11. Mvovo, 10. Lambie, 9. Reinach, 8. Kanko, 7. Deysel, 6. Marcell, 5. PSDT, 4. Bresler, 3. Jannie, 2. Bissie, 1. Beast.

    16. Adriaanse, 17. Chadwick, 18. Cooper, 19. Oosthuizen, 20. Willem, 21. McLeod, 22. Zeilinga, 23. Sithole/Esterhuizen

    That’s my best shot at what the 23 will look like … Sithole and Esterhuizen impressed the most of the backs that weren’t necessarily in the picture. Both could lose out completely by round 3, when JP returns – depending on Jordaan’s form.

  • Comment 57, posted at 11.02.14 14:37:07 by Letgo Reply
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  • Very sad not to see Tim W there. He made a huge contribution to getting us to the 2013 super 15 final. My feeling was if he was playing in the final we would have been allot better maybe not won but allot better.

  • Comment 58, posted at 11.02.14 14:40:17 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 58) :

    Yip, he did give another dimension to the Sharks back line, a thinking dimension, but I’ve always felt like he needed to work on his space – you can’t have a guy in the back line slower than most loose forwards and some locks.

    It’s up to him, Jake said, Tim needs to work on his speed, he could work on it and be a better player for it, or find another union and see where he gets without improving that aspect of his game.

  • Comment 59, posted at 11.02.14 14:43:31 by Letgo Reply
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  • @markm (Comment 53) : no, he didn’t

  • Comment 60, posted at 11.02.14 14:45:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 57) :

    I’m not entirely sure whether it will be Terra or Kanko though – I think Kanko, Jake is looking for guys who’ve been around SR for a while.

  • Comment 61, posted at 11.02.14 14:45:23 by Letgo Reply
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  • I wonder what Mr Smit and co have planned for the match day entertainment? Same dancers/flashers/sharkie im guessing. Dave McCloed to announce the boring stuff. There is still an alcohol ban so hope the performance is good or the crowd will become very frustrated

  • Comment 62, posted at 11.02.14 14:51:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Zeilinga must be used to seeing his name last on the alphabetical list…every single time.

  • Comment 63, posted at 11.02.14 15:32:17 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 62) : A non-alcohol sports zone is in fact a very common thing all over the world. Obviously in South Africa we think that it is weird and outrageous because rugby is always associated with beer. But until they can ensure the safety of all fans, I don’t really see how they have a choice.

  • Comment 64, posted at 11.02.14 15:36:08 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 64) : got to admit I agree with you. I’ve never quite seen the ability to get absolutely leathered at the stadium as a necessary precursor to enjoying live sport.

  • Comment 65, posted at 11.02.14 15:53:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • I have the feeling Deysel will be at 6, Alberts 7 and Kanko at 8

  • Comment 66, posted at 11.02.14 16:14:24 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 65) : Yet it is crap that the majority gets punished because of the actions of a few road raged idiots. In all my years of going to watch games at KP, i have only once been confronted by a drunk guy looking for a fight. And he could barely stand in any case.

  • Comment 67, posted at 11.02.14 16:17:15 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 64) : @robdylan (Comment 65) : The ban certainly makes the choice an easier one when you want to take along the wife and kids. If only they could enforce a no smoking rule in stadiums too. Yes, I’m the fun police…. :cool:

  • Comment 68, posted at 11.02.14 16:20:18 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 64) : I do understand but rugby and beer have always gone together. And now people, especially the students who dont know how to drink are just going to try get sloshed before the game and then arrive pissed. I fully support no alcohol in the stands though but on the fields is a different story.

  • Comment 69, posted at 11.02.14 16:22:36 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Grasshopper (Comment 34) : Keegan had a bad year last year and as captain I think the pressure got to him, he showed improvement at the end of the year and still has the ability and most important the experience we will need in the campaign. Botes was the best thing to come off the bench the whole year and the go to man when he had to start. I don’t think you can write either off even if it is to blood new talent a few years left in both of them.

  • Comment 70, posted at 11.02.14 20:52:31 by markp Reply

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    Hold tight it is going to be one heck of a ride .

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  • Comment 71, posted at 11.02.14 20:54:07 by BR Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 69) : We have to have at least one alcohol free area to accommodate everyone. I will not be in it. I started going to rugby at Kings Park in the very early 70′s and I am still a regular. I couldn’t guess how many games I have been to as a kid and as an adult and I have never had an unsavoury incident. Listen there are assholes there both drunk and sober but I have had to deal with much worse at other places. I have been taking my wife son now 16 and daughter now 13 for at least 5 years as a family regularly. Prior to that it was the odd game now and then. Before kids we were season ticket holders as we are now. This year we took advantage of the half price tickets in the main stands instead of scholar seats. There is nothing that will keep us away. If there is an “incident” I am old and ugly enough to keep my family away from it. Oh yes I was once also a student.

  • Comment 72, posted at 11.02.14 21:03:32 by markp Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 56) : I must agree I was very surprised to see Fisher at 15 for the Saracens game. He is a very capable 13 I expect to see him and Esterhuizen making the centre pairing their own in just a few years. But then if Jake sees Tyler as a 15 then well, he is a rugby genius and and I am well just a passionate supporter.

  • Comment 73, posted at 11.02.14 21:10:02 by markp Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 57) : If I was Jake I would go with:

    15. SP 14. Mvovo 13. Esterhuizen 12. Frans 11. Jordaan 10. Lambie 9. Reinach 1. Beast 2. Bismark 3. Jannie 4. Oosthuizen 5. PSDT 6. Coetzee 7. Deysel 8. Alberts

    16. Cooper 17. Chadwick 18. Adriaanse 19. Marais 20. Daniel 21. McLeod 22. Swiel 23. Fisher

  • Comment 74, posted at 11.02.14 23:19:40 by Saffex Reply

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  • @markp (Comment 73) : I’m not convinced Fisher has the software for 15……he looks better suited to 13 where he has always played

  • Comment 75, posted at 11.02.14 23:21:49 by Saffex Reply

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  • You can always count on Rob to organize the players by position :smile:

    Looks like a good squad!

  • Comment 76, posted at 12.02.14 01:36:11 by David12246 Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 56) : Fisher at 13 makes me lot more comfortable with our depth at 13, and I suppose Swiel will be the obvious backup at 15.

    There seems to be an undertone of including backline players able to cover two positions. Swiel and Sithole would always make my bench should they not crack the starting lineup.

    Swiel – fh/fb
    Sithole – 13/wing
    Odwa – wing/fb

  • Comment 77, posted at 12.02.14 06:52:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @markp (Comment 72) : Firstly I like your outlook on things. I do believe that the stands should be alcohol free as nobody like having beer spilled on them on purpose or accident. I have no problem with guys braaing and drinking on the fields beforehand, in fact i think fans should be encouraged to braai before the game and big braai areas set up for that purpose if you dont have a field parking. As you say no matter the rules there will always be idiots, such is life but its whether you are an idiot as well that determines your experience. Lets just hope there is a good crowd on Saturday

  • Comment 78, posted at 12.02.14 07:53:46 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 77) : That does seem to be JW’s thinking in the recent past. He picks a genuine 9 and 10 and the rest of the backline could pretty much interchange anywhere. It helps with who to pick on the bench etc. Same with his loose forwards.

  • Comment 79, posted at 12.02.14 07:59:54 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 74) : Mcleod first choice 9 and leaving out Bresler is a crime.

  • Comment 80, posted at 12.02.14 08:38:39 by Talent Reply
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  • The team I think Jake White will pick.
    1.Beast
    2.Bismarck
    3.Jannie
    4.Bresler
    5.PSDT
    6.Deysel
    7.Alberts
    8.Kankowski
    9.(Im not sure)
    10.Lambie
    11.Ndungane
    12.Steyn
    13.Jordaan
    14.Mvovo
    15.Marias

  • Comment 81, posted at 12.02.14 08:41:27 by Talent Reply
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  • Considering the way we know the Bulls will play, someone like Jaco Van Toner could be a savvy pick at 15.

  • Comment 82, posted at 12.02.14 08:43:14 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 82) : Dont be surprised if the Bulls move away from a forward orientated game as they dont have the forward pack they used to. Their backline is actually pretty decent so i can see them running it a lot unless they in the 22 then it will be rash,bash and maul

  • Comment 83, posted at 12.02.14 09:19:08 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 80) : Bresler is good, I’d be happy to see him there

  • Comment 84, posted at 12.02.14 11:17:13 by Saffex Reply

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  • @Talent (Comment 81) : Cant see Deysel playing at 6…..that would be stupid…….cant see Coetzee being left out the starting 15

  • Comment 85, posted at 12.02.14 11:18:36 by Saffex Reply

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  • i don’t think Bresler will play,heard he could be heading over seas :???:

  • Comment 86, posted at 12.02.14 11:38:05 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @bobby 26 (Comment 86) : Also heard that Herbst is going?

  • Comment 87, posted at 12.02.14 11:39:58 by Saffex Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 87) : Tim too

  • Comment 88, posted at 12.02.14 11:50:04 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : The Natal Mercury has decided that there are 40 players in the squad the 40th being Wiehann Herbst and that Oosthuizen is a flank although I have only seen him play at lock. Maybe thier sports desk should consult with the Sharks management before releasing a poster.

  • Comment 89, posted at 15.02.14 14:31:58 by markp Reply

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