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Juniors to face Leopards on Saturday


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 31 Jul 2015 at 09:46
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Michael Horak has responded to his Sharks under 21 side’s bad loss against Free State last week by making no fewer than 8 changes to the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against the Leopards in Durban.

Both of last week’s starting props, Barend Potgieter and Ruan Kramer, find themselves on the bench, with Baby Bak Mzamo Majola and Mthunzo Moloi elevated to the small-numbered jerseys. Jean-Luc du Preez’s call up to the senior side means a start at blindside flank for Retief Marais in the third change to the pack.

It’s at the back where the axe has fallen most heavily. Rowan Gouws starts at scrumhalf ahead of Lotter Pretorius, with Inny-Christian Radebe and captain Marius Louw the only backs to retain their starting spots. Legend Marwana replaces Sandile Kubeka at outside center, while an all-new back three of Riaan O’Neill, Alrin Eksteen and Sipho Mkize will take the field.

The game kicks off at 13h45 on Saturday, on KP2.

Sharks under 21:
15 Riaan O’Neill, 14 Alrin Eksteen, 13 Nkululeko Marwana, 12 Marius Louw (capt), 11 Sipho Mkhize, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Rowan Gouws, 8 Ayron Schramm, 7 Retief Marais, 6 Graham Geldenhuys, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Johan du Toit, 3 Mthunzi Moloi, 2 Andrew du Plessis, 1 Mzamo Majola .
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Barend Potgieter, 18 Ruan Kramer, 19 Wian Vosloo, 20 Lotter Pretorius, 21 Nkululeko Mcuma, 22 Marcel Coetzee

The under 19s will be in action earlier in the day, also facing the Leopards with a 12 noon kick-off.

Paul Anthony has kept his squad pretty much intact after last week’s draw, with just two changes to the match 23. There’s a fair bit of rotation between the starting team and the bench, though. Johnathan Vorster comes in for his first start at tighthead, ahead of Kabelo Motloung. Vorster’s twin brother Wentzel will be at loosehead, a proud day for the family from Vryheid. A loose trio reshuffle sees Ruan Smook return at number 8, with captain Mike Meyer moving back to openside and Bernardus Haring shifting blind. Cameron MacNab drops to the bench.

Chris Lines comes in for a first start of the season; he’ll wear the number 13 jersey, with Tristan Blewett shifting to left wing. Bretn Christoffels moves to the bench. Jaywinn Juries, whose second-half heroics helped secure the draw against Free State, returns to the starting scrumhalf spot, with Gervin Rossouw returning to the squad as his replacement. The other enw face belongs to another Northern Natalian, Ladysmith’s Kyle Rhode. Rhode replaces Stephan Nel in the number 22 jersey.

Sharks under 19:
15 Morne Joubert, 14 S’busiso Nkosi, 13 Chris Lines, 12 Wayno Visagie, 11 Tristan Blewett, 10 Tristan Tedder, 9 Jaywinn Juries, 8 Ruan Smook, 7 Bernardus Haring, 6 Mike Meyer (capt), 5 Rowan Coetzer, 4 Rikus Zwart, 3 Johnathan Vorster, 2 Bradley Roberts, 1 Wentzel Vorster.
Subs: 16 Erich Kankowski, 17 Marq-Anthony Lombard, 18 Kabelo Motloung, 19 Christie van der Merwe, 20 Cameron MacNab, 21 Gervin Rossouw, 22 Kyle Rhode, 23 Brent Christoffels



15 Comments

  • Unrelated Kankowski?

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.07.15 09:54:25 by JustPlainSHARK Reply
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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 1) : if you look at him, there’s no way he can be unrelated. Cousin of some sort, I think

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.07.15 10:11:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Isn’t it Erich with an “h”? The hooker we signed from Piketberg?

    Looks like a bonzai Kanko :grin:

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.07.15 10:16:20 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 3) : you’re right. It is with an “h”.

    Blame the Sharks press release, which calls him “Eric Kankowskir”

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.07.15 10:42:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : The rot goes deep… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.07.15 10:44:06 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Wishing them all the best, and lets hope we start seeing some better results from the Juniors.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.07.15 11:26:23 by stevovo Reply
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  • This Horak guy hardly fills me with confidence,two games in and he admits he got it wrong with 8 of the starting 15.Perfect way to destroying any semblance of self belief those 8 guys had.
    Why have we allowed this Kings reject full reign at our structures.He hardly covered himself in glory as our defence coach,was abysmal as the kicking coach,and we reward him by giving him our under21′s to destroy.

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.07.15 13:14:25 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 7) : is that what he said or is it just that he made 8 changes to the starting team?

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.07.15 16:38:12 by JD Reply
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  • The u21′s won 46-24…

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.08.15 21:32:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Tries for Eksteen, Schramm, Radebe, Marwana, Pretorius and Louw…

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.08.15 21:34:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The u19′s unfortunately lost 37-40…that is not a good result!

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.08.15 21:35:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We led 22-11 at halftime but leaked too many tries in the second half…5 tries each…

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.08.15 21:36:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nkosi scored another 2 tries…he has scored quite a few already this season and looks a good prospect…

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.08.15 21:37:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sorry…5 tries to 6…we conceded 5 tries in the second half. The Leopards scored the winning try 3 minutes before the end…

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.08.15 21:39:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We led 37-28 with 10 minutes to go…ai!

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.08.15 21:40:23 by pastorshark Reply
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