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New Joubert starts Sharks journey


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 19 Sep 2014 at 09:30
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When the Sharks (then known as Natal) enjoyed their first heyday, back in the mid-90s, many of their most memorable victories (including that famous win against Transvaal in the 1996 Currie Cup final) were spearheaded by the phenomenal Rolls Royce of fullbacks, one Andre Joubert.

While SA Schools and Glenwood fullback Morne Joubert is certainly of the right vintage to be descended from namesake Andre, to my knowledge their is no actual relationship between the two. All the same, the prospect of this talented young player fulfilling his undoubted potential for the Sharks in years to come and providing many more special “Jouba” memories for fans is one to relish. Having excelled for his school first team for three years, and setting the recent Under 18 Craven Week alight in KZN colours, Joubert is poised to make his under 19 debut this weekend, as the third schoolboy member of James Fleming’s side to face the Golden Lions.

Fleming has made a number of changes to the side that faded against the Cheetahs last weekend. Perhaps foremost amongst these is the return of Innocent Radebe at flyhalf, with Josh Bragman returning to the bench. Sparks Ngcobo moves up from the bench to start at right wing, with Marcel Coetzee moving over to the left at the expense of Reteif Marais. In the final backline change, Marius Louw returns from injury to replace Brad Ellse at outside centre.

The pack has been kept more-or-less intact this week, with hooker Jordan Meaker returning from injury to replace Wesley White in the only change.

Joubert is one of two new faces on the bench this week, alongside scrumhalf replacement Reece McHardy.

Sharks Under 19s: 15. Chris Lines, 14. Sphamandla Ngcobo, 13. Marius Louw, 12. Merlyn Pieterse, 11. Marcel Coetzee, 10. Innocent Radebe, 9. Rowan Gouws, 8. Daniel du Preez, 7. Jean-Luc du Preez, 6. Andre de la Rey, 5. Hyron Andrews, 4. Johan du Toit, 3. Ruan Kramer (Captain) , 2.Jordan Meaker, 1. Mzamo Majola
Replacements: 16. Andrew du Plessis, 17. Cameron Holenstein, 18. Mthunzi Moloi, 19. Wian Vosloo, 20. Ayron Schramm, 21. Reece McHardy, 22. Joshua Bragman, 23. Morne Joubert



33 Comments

  • 12/23 schooled in KZN….

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.09.14 09:34:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : I can’t tell if that’s a lot or not.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.09.14 09:43:52 by David12246 Reply

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  • Is Joubert going to be with the Sharks next year?

    I thought I read that he is off to Province, or was it the Lions.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.09.14 10:02:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) : I also remember reading that the Lions were keen on signing him, can’t find the site now though

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.09.14 10:17:48 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Good player this guy.
    @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) :
    He’s with the Sharks as far as I know. The other Glenwood guy, Coetzee, the captain and flanker is off to Province.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.09.14 10:39:28 by John Galt Reply

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  • Morne Joubert is staying with us…. Dolf Straeuli has used his close ties to Glenwood to sign most of their first team, but we did manage to keep Joubert and (afaik) also Ngcobo.

    Number 8 Jaco Coetzee is heading back to the Cape after school. Glenwood only poached him from a Cape school 2 years ago anyway.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.09.14 10:41:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @David12246 (Comment 2) : it’s over 50%…. I think that’s a lot.

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.09.14 10:41:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ive watched that Joubert boy and he can def play. Quick with an good step and isnt afraid to make a big hit!

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.09.14 10:43:23 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : he’s a real prospect

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.09.14 10:45:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Agreed Rob. I havnt watch Radebe play…does he hav the ability to make it or is he destined to go no further than u21s perhaps

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.09.14 10:54:17 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 10) : Very good question.

    Inny has been very good at this lower level, but he faces so much competition as he gets older. I’m hoping he comes through, but will wait to see how he goes as an under 20 next year before making too many predictions.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.09.14 11:02:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : The reason i ask is that the sharks seem to play well with a more abrasive flyhalf in the henri honiball mould. And i think thats more what a guy like Lionel Cronje offers. Even Lambie has adapted a bit more to being in ur face and aggressive. So guess what im asking is…which of our juniour 10s have that ability?

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.09.14 12:18:04 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 12) : Robert du Preez.

    Oh wait.

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.09.14 12:23:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : haha yeh that plane left King Shaka a while ago

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.09.14 12:51:03 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : I was enjoying the article and the comments until you reminded me again of how we swopped him for Swiel ;-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.09.14 12:59:50 by HeinF Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 15) : Now that was a clever swop :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.09.14 13:32:57 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 16) : Wasn’t it? I have a feeling that WP is paying du Preez a smaller salary though ;)

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.09.14 14:02:48 by HeinF Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 16) : Stirring again? :roll:

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.09.14 14:11:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 18) : Oh yeah! ;-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.09.14 14:26:03 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • 20 mins: Xerox Golden Lions U19s 10 Cell C Sharks U19s 8

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.09.14 15:31:22 by Baylion Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :
    I think you’ll find that Glenwood signed most of their first team in Grade 10 from other provinces.
    So not really true Natalians to begin with.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.09.14 15:38:02 by John Galt Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 21) : exactly

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.09.14 15:54:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • 50 mins: Xerox Golden Lions U19s 22 Cell C Sharks U19s 29

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.09.14 16:03:00 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 23) : hehe… I like so far. Let’s see

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.09.14 16:03:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : @HeinF (Comment 15) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 16) : I think du Preez is kicking himself as he would have had a couple of Currie cup games for the Sharks and could have even had a couple of Super rugby caps by now. Can’t see him staying at WP for very long.

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.09.14 16:15:44 by JD Reply
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  • 60 mins: Xerox Golden Lions u19s 29 Cell C Sharks 29.

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.09.14 16:18:07 by Baylion Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : The Lions u19s haven’t done well so far but they surprisingly beat WP last week.

    Anyone’s game

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.09.14 16:19:41 by Baylion Reply

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  • FULL TIME: Xerox Golden Lions U19s down Cell C Sharks U19s 41-36 at Ellis Park.

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.09.14 16:25:42 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 28) : Sounds like quite the game of rugby. Any idea who were the stand out players for either side?

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.09.14 16:45:52 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Just for clarity, Jaco Coetzee & Morne Joubert were at Glenwood from grade 8. Of the 22 in the 1st team this year, 6 arrived after grade 8….

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.09.14 18:58:02 by Grasshopper Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :that’s not the truth at all rob,Jaco came from Pinetown , his Dad got a transfer there from Gauteng

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.09.14 22:16:19 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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  • @Grasshopper (Comment 30) : totally correct thanks GH

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.09.14 22:17:13 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 21) : sorry John not true either,most the at GW from gr8

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.09.14 22:19:53 by CLASSIC SHARK Reply

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