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Tera knocking on Bok door


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks on 27 May 2014 at 09:53
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It’s not quite clear whether he’s been made an official member of the training squad or not, but Cell C Sharks flanker Tera Mtembu is certainly not a million miles away from Bok selection after some fantastic performance for the team in New Zealand over the last fortnight.

Mtembu was invited by coach Heyneke Meyer to join the squad yesterday once it became clear that Schalk Burger’s neck injury would prevent him from taking much part in the on-field proceedings. While his call-up appears to have been motivated by the need for short-term injury cover (and the fact that he was already in Durban can’t have hurt), it nevertheless shows that he’s at least on the Bok selectors’ radar.

We all know what a fantastic talent Tera is. Let’s hope this experience with the Boks motivates him further and that he will use the Currie Cup as a platform on which to build a serious claim for an end of year tour spot.



32 Comments

  • Is it too early to say “maak die Sharks almal Bokke”…? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.05.14 09:55:46 by Culling Song Reply
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  • Good news, nothing like an invite to the training camp, to give an extra dollop of motivation!

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.05.14 09:57:54 by Bump Reply

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  • Every time a Stormer sneezes a Shark gets invited to a Bok training camp. Can’t complain about that :cool:

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.05.14 10:01:34 by vanmartin Reply
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  • The composition of our loose forwards for the Currie Cup is going to be quite interesting. With Alberts and Coetzee almost certainties for the Boks, Kankowski returning to Japan, and both Deysel and Daniel moving to Japan at the conclusion of Superugby, only Mtembu and Botes will be with the squad out of the current crop of Superugby players. And Botes is also on the brink probably of retiring. Some younger players will get a big opportunity this year.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.05.14 10:08:00 by Argex Reply

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  • @Argex (Comment 4) : Botes, Meyer, Mtembu

    That’s my Currie Cup combo. Kleinhans and Majola as alternates.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.05.14 10:10:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • Tera is a strong ball carrier and really pulled his weight when given the opportunity

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.05.14 10:15:02 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : That’s a pretty strong combination. Then there is probably Downey as well.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.05.14 10:21:36 by Argex Reply

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  • @Argex (Comment 4) : That’s been a worry of mine for a long time. Sure John and Jake have a plan. There’s Wimpie from the Kings….need to look at guys like Jaco Kriel for the future.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.05.14 10:32:41 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 6) : not to mention he was the only loosie on the field a few times since the start of the year

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.05.14 10:33:14 by Dunx Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Any chance of the du preez twins getting currie cup game time or will they just stick to u19s?

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.05.14 10:34:01 by woody Reply
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  • @Argex (Comment 7) : no, there won’t be

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.05.14 10:34:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : Hey we can`t all have summer all year round!

    Cape Town Winters suck. :evil:

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.05.14 10:39:26 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @woody (Comment 10) : my feeling is they’ll play u21, but you just never know.

    Jean-Luc could definitely be a surprise pick at 7

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.05.14 10:43:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : And with Jake only seeming to rate oosthuizen and lewies out of all the locks and with the possibility of lewies playing rugby championship, Dan could also very well get a look in

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.05.14 10:46:41 by woody Reply
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  • @woody (Comment 14) : we’ll be in shit if Lewies gets a genuine bok call-up.

    Dan du Preez is no 5.

    Maybe Koegies is the guy who will come in.

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.05.14 11:01:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Booking an overseas flight? Would be wise.

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.05.14 11:19:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 12) : You can say that again…good for hibernating and getting cheap hotel rooms.

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.05.14 11:21:36 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Do tell.

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.05.14 11:28:20 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 16) : @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 18) : well look, a lot of those guys who Jake never even bothered to look at wisely decided to pursue other options.

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.05.14 11:34:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : I bet he’ll be able to make a lot more money overseas and get decent playing time.

    Will he be going for Bangers & mash, Snails or Sushi? Or maybe even Pasta?

    (see what I did, now you can spill the beans without saying anything :mrgreen: )

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.05.14 11:38:45 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 20) : You may need to add Guiness and Haggis to the list just to be safe

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.05.14 11:42:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I cant realistically see Terra craking the Bok 23 unless there a quite a few injuries. And no disrepect to Terra who has done well in a couple games but surely guys like Deon Fourie and Heinrich Brussouw should be getting a shot ahead of him, even Warren Whitely, Boom Prinsloo etc.

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.05.14 11:46:18 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 21) : That tiny little mud island is pretty much covered under bangers and mash…. :lol:

    I’ll add Guiness though, as Irish Stew (commonly known as boiled-up spud broth) is a bit too obvious ;-)

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.05.14 11:46:25 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 22) : Kolisi and even Carr might be in the mix as well . .

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.05.14 11:49:06 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 24) : Yeh look its a long list haha. Terra has been good in 2 games, but its only 2 games. Many others have earned their striped before him.

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.05.14 11:51:23 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 23) : Aren’t the Haggis eaters trying to rid themselves from the rest at the moment?

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.05.14 11:54:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 22) : Heinrich has been invited to the training camp. Doesn’t look like the other three you mention fit into Meyer’s plans although I’d dearly love to see Whitely there. Doubt Terra will crack the final squad but you never know.

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.05.14 11:56:47 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 20) : fresh fish is always popular in Durban

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.05.14 12:01:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 27) : Yeh look i was just mentioning guys and i dont even think a guy like Heinrich will play but you never know. I think Terra is pretty much a place filler as HM would have had drills drawn up that require a certain number of players so its merely a stop gap than anything.

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.05.14 12:06:51 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 26) : Haven’t they been trying that since…well….forever? :lol:

    Poor things only ever tasted victory when Braveheart was filmed. :twisted:

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.05.14 12:08:28 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Nice, I wish him and the other half of the SHarks team all the best on their…erm, fishing expedition… :lol:

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.05.14 12:11:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Sheldonk(Comment30)I think Meyer just wanted to have a closer look for the future and advise him where to improve,this happened to Schrouder last year and he was called up ahead of other SH we thought were better than him.Tera has attributes to play all three lossie positions. Whiteley was unlucky he is one of the best in SR

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.05.14 13:04:33 by Chippa Reply

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