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Bok call-up for Big Stephan


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks on 23 Jun 2014 at 16:04
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Stephan Lewies has been called up to join the Springbok squad for this weekend’s Test match against Scotland – and what’s more, the 22-year-old Sharks lock might find himself earning a cap which would have seemed almost impossible at the start of the season.

SA Rugby have confirmed that both Flip van der Merwe and Beast Mtawarira have been ruled out due to injuries – although the seriousness of both has not yet been revealed. With van der Merwe out of the running, Victor Matfield and Lood de Jager join Lewies as the only recognised locks in the squad. Young de Jager is now surely set for a maiden start in the number 4 jersey, but unless Heyneke Meyer opts for a makeshift lock option on the bench, Lewies is now odds on to find himself named in the number 19 jersey.

Finding a prop replacement for Beast is going to be the bigger headache, though. Gurthro Steenkamp is unavailable for the match, leaving only Trevor Nyakane as a recognized loose head in the squad. Meyer may well look to change his thinking on Coenie Oosthuizen, though and pick him in the number 1 jersey, leaving Nyakane and uncapped Marcel van der Merwe to do duty on the bench.



24 Comments

  • Damn, I’m good! http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2014/03/14/cest-le-wies/

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.06.14 16:07:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Great news, congrats to the young man!

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.06.14 16:08:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I so hope this boy gets a cap…because one thing is for sure, he grabs every opportunity he gets with both hands…thanks Venter for noticing this gem of a player.

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.06.14 16:09:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Best news!!! Super Stoked for Stephan!!!! :mrgreen: Man, what a season this guy is having. And no-one is more deserving. Congrats big guy!

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.06.14 16:11:46 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : You called it Rob! Well done! :cool:

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.06.14 16:13:23 by Another Nick Reply

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  • Culling Song, this young man ended up exceeding both our expectations :mrgreen: .

    Congrats to Stephan, hope he gets his cap this weekend. The Sharks may soon be blessed with two up-and-coming Bok number 5 locks!

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.06.14 16:13:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Geluk Stephan. Jys n go getter. Geniet elke oomblik!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.06.14 16:40:22 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Just saw that Adriaanse is called up as well – This Monday just keeps getting better! Well done Lourens! :grin:

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.06.14 16:44:18 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 6) : And JW will be in the enviable position of rotating his 5-locks. No other union can say that.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.06.14 16:45:58 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Do you think that this is the reason Paul Willemse decided to gap it??
    Lewies to him, is similar to what Marcel was to Kleinhans and Brynand Stander,a nobody who came out of nowhere and eclipsed their star moment.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.06.14 16:46:14 by The hound Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 6) : yes he’s been huge for the Sharks!!! Well deserved! !

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.06.14 16:47:38 by JD Reply
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  • Well done Stephan. I can’t remember if Adriaanse has a cap. Let’s hope this will be his time! Much better than Coenie, IMHO

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.06.14 18:19:59 by denese.newby@gmail.com Reply

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  • @denese.newby@gmail.com (Comment 12) : he does

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.06.14 18:33:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @denese.newby@gmail.com (Comment 12) : ja Coenie is a loose head and should only play there!!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.06.14 22:18:50 by JD Reply
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  • Great news!

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.06.14 08:21:29 by Letgo Reply
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  • Although, please don’t get hurt!

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.06.14 08:21:53 by Letgo Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser(comment9)Do not associate the word of rotation with JW because we thought it would be the case with Adriaanse unfortunately we still waiting to see that happening

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.06.14 08:29:10 by Chippa Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 10) : I think it may have more to do with Victor’s return to the Bulls.

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.06.14 09:03:21 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • :shock: The Sharks website doesnt even deem it newsworthy to let their fans know that Lewies has been selected to join the Boks and at the same time heap praise on his young shoulders. Ditto for Adriaanse.
    I hope they are not busy in the bowels of Kings Park digging tunnels.

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.06.14 11:38:42 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 19) :
    Think those tunnels have been dug and used a long time ago,think some of them might even reach Ellis Park.

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.06.14 11:56:33 by The hound Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 20) : Ha, ha, I wonder if Rudi uses them.

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.06.14 12:12:26 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 21) : I think old Rudi is as nervous as van Zyl right now.

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.06.14 12:17:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Think Rudi is practicing blowing up rugby balls underwater at the moment.

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.06.14 12:40:14 by The hound Reply

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  • Great to see Lourens Adriaanse getting his call up. Moving to the Sharks was the best move he ever made. He is very deserving a humble and disciplined trooper.

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.06.14 15:53:45 by coolfusion Reply

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