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Change up front for under 21s


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 28 Aug 2015 at 09:58
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Fresh from their stunning last-second victory over the Lions in Durban last week, Michael Horak’s Sharks under 21 side head to PE to take on an EP Kings side that they picked up a full house of points against just a fortnight ago.

As such you’d expect the team to be full of confidence – however, they’ll know not to underestimate the opposition, having endured a strong second-half fightback from these same opponents when last they met.

Horak has kept his team largely intact, with the backline the same as last week, featuring captains Marius Louw at 12 and competition leading points scorer Inny Radebe at flyhalf. Rotational changes at prop see Barend Potgieter and Ruan Kramer start ahead of Mzamo Majola and Mthunzi Moloi, while a week off for lock Johan du Toit hands a first start to Jean Droste in the number 4 jersey.

Sias Koen plays off the bench after missing the first half of the season through injury.

Sharks under 21:
15 Alrin Eksteen, 14 Neil Maritz, 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 Jean Drotse, 3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Andrew du Plessis, 1 Barend Potgieter.
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Mthunzi Moloi, 19 Wian Vosloo, 20 Sias Koen, 21 Lotter Pretorius, 22 Riaan O’Neill

The under 19 backline sees just one change for their clash with the log-leading Kings; Willem Badenhorst replaces Jaywinn Juries at scrumhalf. Rotation up front sees a new front row in Kabelo Motloung, Erich Kankowski and Wentzel Vorster start the game, after all three played off the bench last week.

Sharks under 19:
15 Morne Joubert, 14 S’busiso Nkosi, 13 Chris Lines, 12 Wayno Visagie, 11 Tristan Blewett, 10 Tristan Tedder, 9 Willem Badenhorst, 8 Rowan Coetzer, 7 Bernardus Haring, 6 Mike Meyer (capt), 5 Christie van der Merwe, 4 Rikus Zwart, 3 Kabelo Motloung, 2 Erich Kankowski, 1 Wentzel Vorster.
Subs: 16 Bradley Roberts, 17 Marq-Anthony Lombard, 18 Johnathan Vorster, 19 Duncan MacDonald, 20 Armand Grobler, 21 Gervin Rossouw, 22 Jasper Genis, 23 Divan Fick



25 Comments

  • does anyone have time for these matches?

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.08.15 10:12:53 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 1) : you want to know kick off times, or are you saying they’re a waste of time?

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.08.15 10:15:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • u19′s kick off at 12h15.

    u21′s kick off at 14h30

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.08.15 10:16:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : @robdylan (Comment 3) : thanks rob. i am going down there today for work and will stay till Tuesday so i am going to game. i will make u21 game the u19 is to early but just aswell they not doing so great anyway.

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.08.15 10:23:08 by Poisy Reply
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  • Really hoping the u19′s can pull off a shock win. Watching them last week, they were so full of heart, but just lack grunt up front. Maybe the new front row can make a difference

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.08.15 10:25:29 by Vonno13 Reply
     
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 5) : it’s a little worrying that when other teams are contracting huge slabs of SA Schools meat to play prop, we rely on a pair of twins from Vryheid that nobody has ever heard of.

    Who is Marq-Anthony Lombard, BTW? I can’t even find any record of what school he attended

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.08.15 10:27:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : it’s a little more than worrying. I’m sure time is right for the Sharks to contract a bit more under 19 players.
    Just contract 15-20 players to ensure that there is talent in the youngsters. They can even go as far as to work with the UKZN Impi to help them with players and then share a bit of the costs.

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.08.15 10:41:29 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan: It is worrying, who ever was in charge of recruitment last year, did a poor job. Watching the Lions last week, they had two excellent loosies in James Venter and a guy called Mcmillan I think, both Glenwood boys – why were they not recruited? James Hall, EP scrummie, another kid playing excellent rugby that was not recruited.

    Durban is a beautiful place, warm waters, good surf and an outstanding stadium. Surely young kids would love to be recruited to Durban. Is it lack of budget or lack of foresight?

    Marq who?? Also never heard of him.

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.08.15 11:34:44 by Vonno13 Reply
     
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 8) : Apparently that would be Butch James.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.08.15 12:08:16 by Ben Reply
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  • @Vonno13 (Comment 8) : Vaughn, you know that if you just click the little “reply” arrow at the bottom of the comment, it inserts the “@” link for you, so you don’t have to type it?

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.08.15 12:09:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 9) : indeed.

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.08.15 12:12:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : is Butch still doing it or dit Botes take over?

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.08.15 13:16:11 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : shot Rob. I am computer illiterate :lol:

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.08.15 14:56:58 by Vonno13 Reply
     
  • @JD (Comment 12) : I think Botes is now in charge

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.08.15 14:57:35 by Vonno13 Reply
     
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 13) : all fixed

    @Vonno13 (Comment 14) : correct, it’s Botes now and he’s doing a much better job

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.08.15 15:16:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • Weet iemand wat met die U19 gebeur het – hoop vir goeie nuus asb.

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.08.15 14:33:08 by Leon Schrenk Reply

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  • @Leon Schrenk (Comment 16) : jammer menner. 26-7 verloor

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.08.15 14:34:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : No surprise there.

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.08.15 14:45:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : hope the under 21′s will do better!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.08.15 14:46:46 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : @Vonno13 (Comment 14) : glad to hear!!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.08.15 14:47:24 by JD Reply
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  • Ai hel wat gaan aan of moet ek nie vra – iemand sal sy of hulle gat by die Shark inrat moet kry of of ons gaan binne ‘n kort groot probleme he. Ons wil almal he die Sharks moet goed doen maar ons kannie fout deur “groot” manne mis kyk nie.

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.08.15 14:56:20 by Leon Schrenk Reply

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  • @Leon Schrenk (Comment 21) : dink ons het al klaar groot probleme.

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.08.15 15:08:03 by JD Reply
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  • Chuffed for our Kings boys who on the day outclassed their Sharks counterparts on the day. Our u19s 2 years ago were in the B Division, now unbeaten and top of the log in the A Divison. Super chuffed for u21s as well who got their maiden win at this level. Onwards and upwards!!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.08.15 20:52:45 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 23) : congrats on the wins!!!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.08.15 22:55:03 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 24) : Thank you JD,appreciate the support

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.08.15 12:58:28 by Ludz Reply

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