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Kings largely unchanged for Sharks match


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Currie Cup, EP Kings, Original Content, Sharks on 12 Aug 2015 at 12:50
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EP Kings head coach, Brent Janse van Rensburg opted for continuity in his team selection when they travel to Durban to face the Sharks for their second ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division match at Kingspark on Saturday.

Siyanda Grey is the only change in the backline as he replaces Sylvina Mahuza on the right wing. Mahuza falls out of the match day 22 to make way for an extra forward in Lizo Gqoboka, who comes in on the bench to add some extra muscle to the forwards.

“We have brought Siyanda into the team as we believe he has what it takes to curb the type of rugby the Sharks will bring to the game,” Janse van Rensburg said.

With the scrum being an issue for the Kings last weekend, Janse van Rensburg was happier with the five-two split and felt they could benefit from an extra front row player on the bench.

“We have focused on our scrums to make sure we fix what the problems were and we know we have to focus on the scrum as a united effort,” Janse van Rensburg added.

“The Sharks are a very good side, with a strong set piece and big backs, so it will be a tough match,” captain Luke Watson added. “The Lions game was a bit of a wake-up call, but we know what areas we have had to work on and hopefully we will come back a bit more polished this week.”

EP Kings:

15 Scott van Breda 14 Siyanda Grey 13 JP du Plessis 12 Tim Whitehead (vc) 11 Luther Obi 10 George Whitehead 9 Enrico Acker 8 Tim Agaba 7 Stefan Willemse 6 Luke Watson (c) 5 Cornell Hess 4 Steven Sykes 3 Tom Botha 2 Martin Ferreira 1 Schalk Ferreira

Replacements:

16 Edgar Marutlulle 17 Lizo Gqoboka 18 Simon Kerrod 19 Paul Schoeman 20 Jacques Engelbrecht 21 Kevin Luiters 22 Karlo Aspeling



43 Comments

  • Their coach seems more confident in the Sharks than we do… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.08.15 13:40:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 1) : Well technically we lost by less than they did last week sooo…

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.08.15 13:59:41 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Is this the same JP du Plessis that was touted for being the next legendary Springbok centre?!

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.08.15 14:17:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : Don’t know if he was touted as such. Battled to nail down a start at the Cheetahs. Rayno Benjamin, Sadie and Venter were the preferred options.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.08.15 14:28:30 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.08.15 14:39:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Who cares,the fact that EPK are playing in the CC is enough of an insult

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.08.15 15:04:19 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 6) : This

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.08.15 15:42:27 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 6) : @Seth101 (Comment 7) : I don’t quite get that. For what reason shouldn’t they play in the CC? Of the smaller Unions, having the Pumas, Griquas and Kings there seems reasonable. Are you saying another of the smaller Unions should be there ahead of the Kings?

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.08.15 15:45:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • These boys are going to have to do some serious recruiting before next years super rugby

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.08.15 15:46:36 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 9) : This is true…of course, if they beat us…well…

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.08.15 15:53:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : The very same. For bonus points can you remember the name of the blogger that kept telling us how good this guy is?

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.08.15 18:03:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 11) : It wasn’t me… :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.08.15 18:11:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 11) : the hound?!?!?!

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.08.15 18:23:37 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 1) : ja at least he seems to have some respect for the Sharks reputation hell none of the other coaches even cares!!!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.08.15 18:25:32 by JD Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 9) : who you talking about Kings or Sharks?!?!

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.08.15 18:26:33 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 13) : Nope. As far as I know the person is no longer posting here (and though I don’t always agree with him I think the Hound is a pretty awesome contributor)

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.08.15 19:16:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 16) : Was it the same fellow who went on about Tyler Fisher? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.08.15 19:29:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 17) : Nope but I wouldn’t be surprised if the guy you’re thinking of is somehow related to the one I’m thinking of :)

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.08.15 19:39:43 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 16) : was a bit tongue in check!!! Think the actual guy got band for always spewing garbage but can’t remember his name.

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.08.15 19:43:20 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 19) : Hendrikp (if memory serves)

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.08.15 20:03:11 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 18) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.08.15 20:28:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) :
    That’s the lad. Firmly believed that JP, Sadie and Coenie were imminent Bok legends.

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.08.15 22:29:42 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 22) : Well, at least 1 out of 3 became a Bok… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.08.15 22:41:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 23) :
    Some way of an instant legend though. :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.08.15 23:38:38 by Big Fish Reply
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  • whatever happened to that knob who used to stir, even had his own page up here about himself where he professed to being a “solicitor” in England (yet the SRA in England had no record of his registration :lol: )? Think he’s the same Tyler Fisher acolyte referred to above. Whatshisname.

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.08.15 23:39:55 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 24) : You speak truth…

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.08.15 23:45:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Thinking of taking a break from watching the Sharks this CC. Well at least until I get the impression that things are looking up.

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.08.15 06:57:34 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 27) : I’ll probably continue along the ways of the evening insect….keep flying into the damn light even though it burns me every time. :roll:

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.08.15 08:31:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 8) :

    Because for some reason their inclusion was a given, while other teams had to fight it out for a spot. Why not let them play for it too? The whole Currie Cup was changed to make room for EP specifically. It should have been – The Currie Cup will be expanded and there is room for 2 extra teams, not – The Currie Cup is being expanded so that EP can be part of the Currie Cup and another team will play out against all other province to earn a spot.

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.08.15 12:29:49 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 29) : Sure, I get that. But there are also very specific reasons for doing it that way, particularly historical reasons that I for one can understand and live with. The fact that EP would most likely have been a qualifier anyway, given their consistent performances in the “B section” means that this argument is a non-entity in my view. It is the way it is…and it’s ok that way…

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.08.15 13:15:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  •  
    Change to Kings starting XV  -  out Paul Schoeman in Thembelani Bholi

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.08.15 17:11:26 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 31) : If Thembelani scores the winning try, I’ll cry!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.08.15 17:17:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 29) : “Why not let them play for it too?”

    Because they would lose, obviously. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.08.15 17:21:37 by Ben Reply
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  • Did I read right? Sharks supporters complaining about Kings given a spot in the Currie Cup, talk about the kettle calling the pot black.

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.08.15 17:59:48 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 34) : Please don’t say “Sharks Supporters” like it’s all of us. I’ve just spent half the day trying to counter those particular sentiments. Personally, I think it sensible and reasonable for the Kings to be given that spot and I am happy to see them there. Although I do sincerely hope that they lose on Saturday! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.08.15 18:08:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 34) : Your point, though, is valid! It is precisely what was done for us in the late 80′s…and a couple of years later we became Currie Cup champions and the team of the 90′s!

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.08.15 18:09:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 34) : I have never complained about the kings. In fact I hope you do build a good team. We need some other stock besides freestate.

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.08.15 18:58:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 37) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.08.15 19:00:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 35) : Absolutely agreed. No complaints from my side either.

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.08.15 19:34:05 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) : More like hendrikpsdt…

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.08.15 19:37:39 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 37) : @pastorshark (Comment 35) : Apologies for generalizing, I know some of you guys support us and very appreciative of that.

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.08.15 22:51:00 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 41) : Just not this weekend… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.08.15 23:07:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 42) : Ditto

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.08.15 06:56:26 by coolfusion Reply

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