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Sharks name team to face Toulon


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 4 Feb 2015 at 17:15

The Cell C Sharks have named their team to face RC Toulon in tomorrow’s North versus South friendly at the Stade Felix-Mayol in Toulon.

Bismarck du Plessis will captain the 2014 Super Rugby semi-finalist’s against the back-to-back Heineken Cup Champions.

Tendai Mtawarira and Matt Stevens will form the front row along side du Plessis at hooker. Mouritz Botha and Pieter-Steph du Toit will combine at lock to finish off the tight five.

Marcell Coetzee and Renaldo Bothma will form part of the loosies with Tera Mtembu at the back of the scrum.

The back line sees, Cobus Reinach and Pat Lambie at 9 and 10 with Heimar Williams and Waylon Murray covering the mid-field.

Speedsters, Lwazi Mvovo and S’bura Sithole will occupy the wing, with SP Marais covering the back.

The Cell C Sharks:

15 SP Marais 14 S’bura Sithole 13 Waylon Murray 12 Heimar Williams 11 Lwazi Mvovo 10 Pat Lambie 9 Cobus Reinach 8 Tera Mtembu 7 Renaldo Bothma 6 Marcell Coetzee 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit 4 Mouritz Botha 3 Matt Stevens 2 Bismarck du Plessis (c) 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements:

16 Kyle Cooper 17 Dale Chadwick 18 Lourens Adriaanse 19 Monde Hadebe 20 Marco Wentzel 21 Ettiene Oosthuizen 22 Andre Esterhuizen 23 Paul Perez 24 Odwa Ndungane 25 Conrad Hoffman 26 Fred Zeilinga



47 Comments

  • Sort of what I expected.

    Heimar and Waylon is a bit of a surprise, Andre/Sithole combined during CC. I like the look of that combo though, I think they will complement eachother.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.02.15 17:19:13 by Letgo Reply
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  • I wonder what toulon’s team will look like

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.02.15 17:19:54 by Letgo Reply
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  • Only 5 of the 30 players that they have used over the last 10 games will not be available due to 6 Nations.

    1 Alexandre Menini
    2 Guilhem Guirado
    9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde
    13 Mathieu Bastareaud
    15 Lee Halfpenny

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.02.15 17:21:56 by Letgo Reply
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  • Going to be interesting. What we do know is that this will be about trying combinations.

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.02.15 17:34:13 by Dunx Reply

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  • If they field their most used available players over the last 10 games (strongest available), the team would look something like this:

    1 Xavier Chiocci
    2 Jean-Charles Orioli
    3 Carl Hayman
    4 Bakkies Botha
    5 Ali Williams
    6 Juan Smith
    7 Steffon Armitage
    8 Chris Masoé
    9 Eric Escande
    10 Nicolas Sanchez
    11 Bryan Habana
    12 Maxime Mermoz
    13 Rudi Wulf
    14 Drew Mitchell
    15 Delon Armitage

    Bench:

    16 Martias Cortese, 17 Levan Chilachava, 18 Florian Fresia, 19 Jocelino Suta, 20 Fernandez Lobbe, 21 Juan Martin Hernandez, 22 Matt Giteau, 23 David Smith

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.02.15 17:37:01 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 5) :

    Micheal Claasens might still be in there at 9.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.02.15 17:41:37 by Letgo Reply
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  • Here’s the Toulon team according to Planetrugby.com

    15 Juan-Martín Hernández
    14 Josua Tuisova
    13 Bryan Habana
    12 Jimmy Yobo
    11 David Smith
    10 Nicolas Sánchez
    9 Michael Claassens
    8 Chris Masoe
    7 Juan-Martín Fernández-Lobbe
    6 Gerhard Vosloo
    5 Jocelino Suta
    4 Ali Williams
    3 Carl Hayman
    2 Jean-Charles Orioli
    1 Xavier Chiocci

    Replacements:
    16 Matías Cortese
    17 Florian Fresia
    18 Corentin Braendlin
    19 Steffon Armitage
    20 Virgile Bruni
    21 UJ Seuteni
    22 Eric Escande
    23 Karim Bougherara
    24 Andy Cramond
    25 Stéphane Munoz

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.02.15 18:11:05 by voltage Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 1) : Murray/Williams is a bit of a surprise…so is Stevens ahead of Adriaanse. I wonder whether this is in any way an indication of what management thinks their strongest combinations are? Or whether they are still experimenting? Of course we will see a lot of changes during the course of the game…

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.02.15 18:11:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Why do we have 2 hookers on the bench? Are we maybe planning on using 1 of them at loose forward? Oosthuizen seems to be the only other option at loosie…

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.02.15 18:38:19 by Ryan Ferreira Reply

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  • I’m gonna ask a weird quetion now,hope someone will be able to point me in the right direction! Does anyone know af a good streaming site to watch the rugby on?

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.02.15 20:32:00 by BarendL Reply
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  • Try kostaz rugby. It certainly used to be available in 720. Shows all antipodean rugby.

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.02.15 21:57:37 by durbsguy Reply

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  • look at that back row… :shock:

    Lads isn’t it time Odwa get put out to pasture? What’s he? 34? The way he’s regressing the last few seasons he must be close to the slowest wing in the comp.

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.02.15 07:31:49 by Dryden Reply

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  • not a bad starting 15. Go Sharks!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.02.15 07:34:37 by JD Reply
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  • @Dryden (Comment 12) : Odwa is slower, but he still performed fine last season, so let’s see how he goes. Personally I think he will not be first choice but should still be in the squad to provide depth and mentorship…

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.02.15 08:41:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • When exactly is kickoff?

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.02.15 08:41:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Dryden (Comment 12) : Could he still have something to offer at fullback?

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.02.15 08:50:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 15) : 9pm French time, so 10 for you guys

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.02.15 09:02:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dryden (Comment 12) : Age should have nothing to do with it. If he performs then pick him, otherwise drop him.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.02.15 09:05:24 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 14) : yes he lost speed but his work rate is still high. Would like to see him maybe move to cover 13.

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.02.15 09:07:58 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : little bit more than 12 hours to go. Can’t wait. Hope you and the wife enjoy the game.

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.02.15 09:10:01 by JD Reply
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  • I like the combo…they have picked 1st choice guys together with guys they want to see how they fare alongside them. They have also put guys on the bench that know they have 2nd or 3rd in line but will be given a chance to show why when it comes to games they should be higher in the pecking order than just basing them on practise. As for Toulon…keen to see how Habana goes at 13

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.02.15 09:20:55 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Mothe$#%/@+*!!! Loadshedding between 22h00 and 00h30!! Aaaagggghhhh!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.02.15 10:06:26 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 22) : Where are you based (general area)? I’m in Pretoria and none of our suburbs are being load-shed that late at night. Just double check on whether it’s 10AM or 10PM.

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.02.15 10:17:29 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Whoop, whoop – scheduled to be shitloaded with a bucketfull of darkness tonight between 22.00 and 00.30, and guess what is on tv at about exactly those times.

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.02.15 10:25:52 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 22) : Ditto, the positive being that they havent been loadshedding late at night lately.

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.02.15 10:40:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 23) : I’m in George. Yesterday it was between 14h00 and 16h30. I quadruple checked! It is pm.

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.02.15 11:05:50 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • Dear Father Christmas

    How are you? I am fine. I have been a good boy all year. I know this is early, but if you give me my wish I promise to stop throwing my dog Sparky’s poo at the Blue Bulls supporters next door’s house.

    Please Father Christmas, I don’t want a present for myself. I want you to give a present to my friends. Can you please give Conrad Hoffman to Toulon Rugby Club? Sparky will also be happy.

    Mommy likes to put out milk and cookies for you, but daddy says he thinks you might like a beer. I will see what I can do.

    Lots of love to missus Claus and Rudolf
    Your friend Culling Song

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.02.15 11:08:26 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 27) : stop lying to Father Christmas you will never stop throwing your dog poo at blue bull supporters! ;-)

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.02.15 11:30:07 by JD Reply
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  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 22) : get a generator I’m sure your neighbours will love the soothing humming while the try to sleep and it will also totally muffle your screams. ;-)

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.02.15 11:31:20 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 24) : like I said to Southren Shark get a generation your neighbours will love the soothing humm while they try to sleep. ;-)

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.02.15 11:39:40 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 28) : My first thought too :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.02.15 11:40:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @durbsguy (Comment 11) : Kostaz won’t be streaming this game. Already checked with them. They only start steaming on 13 Feb.

    @Southern_Shark (Comment 26) : That really sucks :sad:

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.02.15 11:43:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @durbsguy (Comment 11) : Try an app called “SPORT TV Original” They removed it from the Google app store so you’ll have to use “1 Mobile Market” You need flash installed to watch and a mhl adapter if you want to watch it on your tv.

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.02.15 11:53:45 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 27) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.02.15 11:57:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 27) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.02.15 12:00:49 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @durbsguy (Comment 11) : Try http://www.vipbox.eu/rugby they are normally very good, I do see they are working on the rugby links and says it should be ready a little later.

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.02.15 12:12:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • The other way to get streaming is quite easy with DSTV

    If you are travelling just set up a DSTV account where you can live stream, you need to give your existing decoder card no etc when signing up, if you live over seas ask a family member here in SA to sign up and give you the password as well as the login name.

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.02.15 12:49:22 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I would be interested to see if Murray can bring it. Really a bit worried about his defense which was never really a strong point of his. Other than that Heimar needs a run but so does Esterhuizen. I wonder if Perez is in shape, he has a lot of potential but seems to lack discipline.

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.02.15 13:10:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 37) : What do family members need to do to sign up or can I sign up this end (UK) with their decoder number?

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.02.15 14:01:01 by Saffex Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 38) : ja very interested to see what Waylon can do.

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.02.15 14:54:16 by JD Reply
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  • @Saffex (Comment 39) : You have to have a current dstv account, as in active in your decoder here in SA

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.02.15 15:24:54 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • For example I am in SA, so if I wanted to I could give my supersport site login details to you (which I wont :mrgreen: ) so you would sign in as me and then you could watch on SS etc

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.02.15 15:26:24 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Saffex (Comment 39) : Sorry, and they would have to set up login details on super sport, when you then try and watch a live stream which shows on the right side of the page you will see when setting up login details it will ask for your decoder smart card number

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.02.15 15:28:55 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 30) : My neighbours are few and far between, so Im not worried about them. Its the sweet lady that turns into a dragon when deprived of her sleep that worries me.

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.02.15 15:29:56 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 43) : What’s the quality like?

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.02.15 16:10:16 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 44) : tell her it’s for a good cause I’m sure she will let you watch.

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.02.15 16:42:52 by JD Reply
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  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 45) : Quality is good depending on your speed

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.02.15 17:59:14 by sharks_lover Reply
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