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One change for Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 17 Jul 2014 at 10:18
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Cobus Reinach returns to the starting line-up in the only change to the Cell C Sharks run on team for this weekend’s Super Rugby qualifier against the Highlanders at Kings Park.

Director of Rugby Jake White has otherwise kept faith in the team that recorded a big win over the Stormers at Newlands last weekend. Reinach was due to start in that game but was withdrawn at hte last minute as a precaution after tweaking a hamstring during the week.

Bismarck du Plessis, Willem Alberts and JP Pietersen have all been passed fit to play and retain their spots, while Beast Mtawarira will sit out for at least another week.

On the bench, Dale Chadwick comes back in to replace Wiehahn Herbst, with Thomas du Toit set to start again after an impressive game in Cape Town. charl McLeod replaces Stefan ungerer as scrumhalf cover, while there’s also a welcome return to action for Pat Lambie, who replaces Fred Zeilinga in the number 22 jersey.

Cell C Sharks:
15. SP Marais
14. S’bura Sithole
13. JP Pietersen
12. Paul Jordaan
11. Lwazi Mvovo
10. Frans Steyn
9. Cobus Reinach
8. Ryan Kankowski
7. Willem Alberts
6. Marcell Coetzee
5. Stephan Lewies
4. Anton Bresler
3. Jannie du Plessis
2. Bismarck du Plessis (capt)
1. Thomas du Toit

Replacements
16. Kyle Cooper
17. Dale Chadwick
18. Lourens Adriaanse
19. Etienne Oosthuizen
20. Jean Deysel
21. Charl McLeod
22. Pat Lambie
23. Tonderai Chavhanga



74 Comments

  • That’s a much better looking side than the one that played the Landers last time round.
    One or 2 key positional changes for the run on side. Also that bench just looks a lot more menacing and settled if that makes sense.
    This was the side last time:

    Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Charl McLeod, 1 Tendai Mtawarira, 2 Bismarck du Plessis (c), 3 Jannie du Plessis, 4 Willem Alberts, 5 Stephan Lewies, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 7 Jean Deysel, 8 Keegan Daniel.
    Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Ryan Kankowski, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Heimar Williams, 23 SP Marais.

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.07.14 10:21:16 by John Galt Reply
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  • Winning team.

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.07.14 10:21:59 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 1) : that wasn’t the team that took the field

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.07.14 10:22:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • Absolutely beautiful to see Pat’s name again on the team sheet! Sharks by 6

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.07.14 10:22:37 by Another Nick Reply

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  • We should win this game comfortably as you surely don’t make the same mistakes twice right????
    Having said that… we face the Saders again at home for the semi… Surely they will not fail twice in one season at home against a SA team?

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.07.14 10:23:24 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 1) : Bismark pulled out.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.07.14 10:23:37 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Sharks by 12

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.07.14 10:24:16 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • I would still prefer Sbura and JPP to swap. Still think JPP is much better at winger than centre – he sometimes looks at sixes and sevens in defense at 13. Sbura has been excellent on defense at 13.

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.07.14 10:25:30 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Anyone else surprised that JPP isn’t suffering from concussion? I cringe everytime I think about last week’s collision. Looked brutal.

    Or perhaps the camera adds 10 pounds of force?

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.07.14 10:27:52 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 7) : That will be my bru prediction for this one…

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.07.14 10:28:16 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 1) : @Seth101 (Comment 6) : Both Bismarck and Deysel were pulled at the very last second the previous time, leaving McLeod with the Captains armband.

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.07.14 10:28:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Best side we’ve picked all year

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.07.14 10:29:42 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : He obviously had 8 cameras on him at the time of collision :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.07.14 10:29:50 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Apparently White has no faith in Zeilinga :sad:

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.07.14 10:30:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 8) : S’Bura can’t catch a ball at wing, and JPP can’t defend at 13….all of us can tell that they should be swopped, but our coach is very “harde koejawel”.

    Same as with his insistence to start Swiel at 10 every so often…and it fails 100% of the time. :x

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.07.14 10:32:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 13) : :grin:

    @JarsonX (Comment 14) : Difficult to justify two flyhalves on the bench

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.07.14 10:32:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 14) : I believe the same but for other reasons.

    However there is only one spot on the bench for a 10 / 12, so Lambie being the more senior and accomplished player should get it.

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.07.14 10:35:30 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Ok hier bly ek uit… haha

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.07.14 10:38:00 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 15) : I expect the Sharks to play a very conservative kicking for position and defend game plan in the playoffs, so there is probably no need for Sbura to catch a ball at wing :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.07.14 10:39:14 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 18) : Ag nee – ons het almal gewag vir jou kommentaar :razz:

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.07.14 10:39:55 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 18) : @Bokhoring (Comment 20) : Uli has only ONE problem with the team “Reinach” hahahahahaha :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.07.14 10:41:30 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :
    Ah yes I remember now. Very late withdrawals. Sorry just took the team sheet of a website.
    Still, even more reason to be positive for this game.

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.07.14 10:46:56 by John Galt Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 21) : Who said so? hehe
    He “normally” plays a awesome game after I have given him a go the whole week so I am waiting for it :D

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.07.14 10:47:46 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • I must say Steyn is actually turning into a pretty decent no10 right now..

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.07.14 10:49:31 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • Fred Starting, Pat on the bench.

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.07.14 10:53:45 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 1) : One glaringly obvious weak link in that team, even if we don`t consider the late withdrawals . . .

    Back to this weekend, obviously I would`ve gone back to the Lambie, Steyn combo in midfield immediately, but hey we gave Plum a million chances, lets trust Jake the Great White!

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.07.14 10:56:54 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Im glad he has stuck with the same side that was meant to play Stormers, it breeds confidence in the players and allows continuity. I unfortunately dont feel for Zeilinga and Herbst missing out. Zeilinga hasnt really done anything to justify him over Steyn and Lambie is the no.1 so Zeilinga misses out. I know Zeilinga can play scrumhalf too so with McCloed gone that could be an interesting bench selection possibility. As for Herbst he def can scrum but he dies with the ball in contact so understandable ommission as Chadwick has carried the ball well this year. So lets hope for no last min withdrawls this time as this team should be good enough to win if we front up

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.07.14 11:16:30 by SheldonK Reply

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  • :smile:

    Lambie!

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.07.14 11:16:47 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 28) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.07.14 11:27:09 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • Good side. We can definitely take this. Bit sad for Fred – thought he was very good last week.

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.07.14 11:31:24 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Good team jake…

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.07.14 11:37:17 by siphenkosi Reply

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  • Something that seems to have escaped notice thus far is that, yes, Frans could have moved to 12 with Lambie starting, and yes, that would have created a bench spot for Fred (who surely deserves it), BUT that would have meant Paul Jordaan dropping out of the starting team, which after last week’s performance I for one would not like to see. Food for thought

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.07.14 11:45:45 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : Yes, very. The medical staff must be very confident that that collision was merely a little bump and that there was no concussion and damage. Maybe the art to coming off the best from a head injury / collision is to be knocked out cold before you have even reached the ground.

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.07.14 11:47:19 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • Patience people patience….
    Fred will get his turn in CC, No JPP, No Steyn, no Mcleod,

    Surely we cannot give Fred the 10 spot after a 5 min cameo when the team had done the hard yards? I am a Zeilinga fan but start him ahead of Lambie?

    Steyn was solid last week so why would JW not start with him? why upset the balance?

    Also in the CC Lambie will no doubt be doing Bok duty, unless HM has gotten what he wanted and that’s an all BB flyhalf combo “Morne and Handre”

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.07.14 12:04:24 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • Sorry to add to that , Paul Jordaan is probably the first name that should be written in for our backline,

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.07.14 12:07:19 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 35) : I just hopes his hammy can last three more games. Just when Paul starts looking good, that hammy puts a brake on proceedings.

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.07.14 12:13:00 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 36) : lol we can say that about every player just about, Steyns knee, Lambie has had his issues, JPP etc etc etc

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.07.14 12:14:12 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 34) : I have made peace that Morne will be first choice :evil: . Lambie, Pollard and Goosen will compete for the backup flyhalf.

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.07.14 12:15:31 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 38) : Disgraceful mate, Lambie, Pollard, Goosen and the Lions 10 should be the only 10s in contention for the Bok position.

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.07.14 12:20:25 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 38) : I don’t know but I see it long and hard for Lambie to get back in there with Pollard and Goosen around. Not saying I don’t want him there but HM will only pick those guys and Morne obviously being his no1

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.07.14 12:21:49 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 40) : I think you could be right unless HM goes with Lambie as a 15 alternate.

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.07.14 12:33:27 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 41) : I wonder if Uli will put the name of Reinach forward for the Bok 9 birth??? :twisted: :mrgreen: :grin:

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.07.14 12:38:37 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • I would prefer to have Etienne Oosthuizen in at 4 ahead of Bressler. He gives quite a bit more power to the scrum on the tighthead side and since Saturday should be quite a tight affair set piece dominance will be crucial

    We have Kanko in at 8 so any possible loss of lineout dominance should be minimal

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.07.14 12:40:42 by byron Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 40) : Lambie’s value as a utility back should see him included in the RC squad, but I don’t think he will get a lot of game time. He also has a Bok contract which Goosen does not as far as I know.

    Although Goosen going to France should up his shares in HM’s mind :razz:

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.07.14 13:01:08 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 42) : Well since McLeod will be a overseas player soon it is going to be hard for HM to pick Reinach as he is still playing local :D

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.07.14 13:02:25 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 45) : Hehe

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.07.14 13:03:29 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 44) : I hope for his sake he doesn’t get the “utility” role. I honestly don’t envy that on any player, including Reinach :D Maybe Bjorn Basson can get that role :twisted:
    But you are right that Goosen is ahead in the pecking order by moving to France :D

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.07.14 13:04:07 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 45) : :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.07.14 13:05:40 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • 15. SP Marais
    14. JP Pietersen
    13. S’bura Sithole
    12. Paul Jordaan
    11. Lwazi Mvovo
    10. Fred Zeilinga
    9. Cobus Reinach
    8. Ryan Kankowski
    7. Willem Alberts
    6. Marcell Coetzee
    5. Stephan Lewies
    4. Anton Bresler
    3. Jannie du Plessis
    2. Bismarck du Plessis (capt)
    1. Thomas du Toit

    Replacements
    16. Kyle Cooper
    17. Dale Chadwick
    18. Lourens Adriaanse
    19. Etienne Oosthuizen
    20. Jean Deysel
    21. Charl McLeod
    22. Pat Lambie
    23. Tonderai Chavhanga

    And in fact it should be Frans at 12, Jordaan at 13 with Sbura at 14 and JP shouldn’t be anywhere near the match day 23 after that knock last week…

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.07.14 13:27:14 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • But regardless of the team…it is the tactics that will determine how well we do!! The Stormers were shit last week. We gave them the ball and they did nothing with it.

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.07.14 13:28:23 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 50) : So Sharks must have been just poor? no defense? Stormers did not run everything at us as the Highlanders will? :roll:

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.07.14 14:27:13 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • http://www.supersport.com/rugby/super-rugby/news/140717/Jake_was_tempted_to_start_Pat

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.07.14 14:28:56 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • Here is a fact!!! on SW we have us a Sharks Hater, then a Frans Steyn hater, a Reinach hater and of course a couple of JW haters :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.07.14 14:32:04 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • :twisted: Haters will stay Haters :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.07.14 14:32:56 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 53) : @sharks_lover (Comment 54) : Just a few misguided souls. When we bring the trophy back they will come right :)

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.07.14 14:36:14 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 49) :

    I would have loved to see you pick that team if you were in Jake’s shoes.

    So lets just play an inexperienced fly half, back from an injury, in our knock-out game and drop the player that has been solid for us the whole season in that position.

    I’m not saying Zeilinga can’t do it, but then to drop Steyn from the team completely and try an untested combination for the first time in such an important match.

    Lucky Jake considered a couple of things before putting his team sheet down on paper.

  • Comment 56, posted at 17.07.14 15:02:49 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 55) : :razz: :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.07.14 15:09:45 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 56) : ;-)

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.07.14 15:10:23 by sharks_lover Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 56) : I would love to have the opportunity. And since you refer to ‘thought before action”. I would have played him off the bench 2 weeks ago, start last week and ready to go this week. Frans Steyn is not the player everyone here thinks he is. Jordaan, while he may not be the perfect 12 (since he has hardly played their at seniors), has far more creativity and athleticism on attack, awareness on defence and if they ever give him the responsibility he has a big boot too!

    I reckon the last game Frans Steyn played dominantly at 10 was his debut for the Sharks in 2006!! and by dominant I don’t mean kick goals from everywhere – ala Morne Steyn.

    Look for him manufacturing opportunities…flat balls creating line breaks, inside balls, deft chips, show and go.

    Offloading on attack (created by others) like in the Saders game is brilliant individually – a flyhalf makes others around him look good as well. I don’t recall our back line looking good since week, uhm 4.

    Same can be said of Reinach at 9 – brilliant individual athleticism, avg at best scrummy work

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.07.14 03:37:16 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 51) : No one here can claim our defence is poor mate. The numbers don’t lie and it would be foolish to overlook and for that I commend Jake and the team.

    The age old argument, though, still stands. Defence alone does not win the big tournaments. If you give the best teams good ball they will wear you down…It has been proven over and over and over.

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.07.14 03:47:37 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • JW chose the best side possible. Play solid old SA rugby. F..k them up upfront, release our underutilised potent backline. We will prevail to move forward. Can somebody please ask Jannie to keep quiet and we need absolute discipline. Cannot afford all the yellow cards in play off’s.

    GO SHARKS !!!!!!

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.07.14 07:32:10 by Observer Reply

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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 59) :

    Yes, if you had played Fred against the Cheetahs and the Stormers and he showed good form, then this team would have made more sense, because then it would have been a tested combination.

    Also, I don’t think Steyn is a creative 10. He needs more time on the ball, he seems to just take contact if he doesn’t know what to to, at least he has the size to do this, but the backline does seem stagnant with him there.

    However, I don’t know if this calls for him being dropped out of the 23 completely, especially since he has been a huge part of the Sharks’ success this season, even if in his own stagnant way. Steyn has been massive for the Sharks this year.

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.07.14 08:30:14 by Letgo Reply
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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 59) :

    Also, on Reinach, that’s your and Uli’s opinion only. Reinach has improved in many areas of his game and one of those areas is his timing to the rucks… and I don’t agree that he’s not a team player, just because he can also produce individual brilliance.

    Reinach’s kicking game (maybe not tactical) is much stronger than Charls. Also, as I have mentioned before, Charl has been very inconsistent. His passing game has been awful at times and he’s been just as slow as you claim Reinach is. When he’s on song, I have to agree, that Charl is still one of the better scrummies in SA.

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.07.14 08:35:06 by Letgo Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 53) : and dont forget Plumtree haters,..and Chadwick haters (mostly because his socks arent pulled up,(bless him).

  • Comment 64, posted at 18.07.14 08:41:26 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • Off topic:

    I see the Lions signed s few of the Sharks Craven Week youngsters

    Curtis Jonas
    McMillan Muller
    Kobus Tredoux
    Kenny Van Niekerk

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.07.14 08:42:51 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 65) : you guys got Jonas?

    Fuck sake that’s a blow.

    Then again, can’t see why any young flyhalf would some to (or stay at) the Sharks at the moment. The queue is just WAY too long.

    Steyn aside, we have Lambie (23), Zeilinga (21), Swiel (20), Jean-Luc du Plessis (20), Cope (21), Radebe (19) all of whom are superb players.

    Oh ja – and then the Lionel Cronje rumour.

  • Comment 66, posted at 18.07.14 09:01:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 55) : HAHA so true. Cant wait for that to happen :D

  • Comment 67, posted at 18.07.14 09:13:35 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : I dont know much (anything) about schioolboy rugby in KZN so went along to the Academy Week that was held in Worcester last week. This is a week of “second stringers” that were found to be surplus to the Craven Week team, thus in some cases third choice (best) in their position in KZN. Anyway from the first game I saw I was hugely impressed by 2 players in particular, the first being Bader Werner Pretorius who plays flyhalf and the other being Marco Palvie the 8th man. Their class was obvious and left me wondering how damn good the guys that got selected for Craven Week are. There were other very good players but these 2 just stood out a bit more.

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.07.14 09:22:34 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : That is an insane list of flyhalves – more than enough to scare any youngster from thinking of the Sharks.

  • Comment 69, posted at 18.07.14 09:25:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : And they are all youngsters

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.07.14 10:15:23 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 69) : yeah, exactly.

    Sometimes you just get a logjam in certain positions.

    I reckon it will be some years before we see a top-rated under 19 flyhalf (or lock, for that matter) opt to make Durban his home.

    for next year’s intake, we need to be chasing props and outside backs. HARD.

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.07.14 10:38:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 63) : Look Im not raging on Reinach to the extent that Uli has..i have read his posts. And I have always lamented McLeods rank inconsistency at this level. If that man could match his performances in the ’10, ’13 Currie Cup Finals then Im sure we would all agree he would be a definite starter.

    What I am saying that a back line’s fluidity depends on the 9 and 10 hence why they are the most scrutinised position – like midfield in football, quarterback in NFL. They control the game. And you guys can’t say that we have had any form of fluidity with these two at the helm. Majority of his tries have come from turnover and broken play. I honestly believe that to be an honest assessment.

    Also with Reinach, I am hoping he does clean up those areas I pointed out, because quite simply their is no substitute for pace (athleticism), so if he can combine that with game management and good service he will be exceptional. His potential is far higher than any (or at least most) other 9′s out there.

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.07.14 10:46:16 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 72) : Now this is a well-structured and articulated statement of opinion, and can be debated in a proper fashion. So much nicer than Uli’s continuous denigration of Reinach.

    Ceaseless criticism of players is not welcome on this site. And before anyone calls me out for doing the same to Marius Joubert, I’d like to point out that what I was doing was merely diligently highlighting areas of deficiency; completely different thing to continuous criticism :mrgreen:

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.07.14 11:50:41 by Culling Song Reply
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  • In what sense is Fred untested? He played CC last year he played Supers and Vodacom cup this year his performance is not just based on 5 min last game. We allow for Swiel but not for him? Also why is everyone so cautious of dropping Frans to the bench? He is a FH and Center replacement not just a FH replacement nothing wrong with hedging your bets. Also he has done a lot of work this season, I would rest and protect him if I could. JP will need to move out to wing to allow Sithole back into center.

  • Comment 74, posted at 18.07.14 14:34:53 by coolfusion Reply

    coolfusionVodacom Cup player
     

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