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Rob du Preez to face off against Sharks


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Currie Cup, WP on 11 Sep 2015 at 14:06
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DHL Western Province have made a late change to their starting lineup with Rob Du Preez being handed the number 10 jersey.

Du Preez had been named on the bench for the weekends fixture but Kurt Coleman suffered calf injury in the teams final training session on Thursday, the coaching staff were initially not too concerned but its reported that it did not react well to overnight treatment.

France bound flyhalf and ace goal kicker Demitri Catrakilis comes into the squad as the flyhalf replacement.

Western Province

15. Cheslin Kolbe, 14. Dillyn Leyds, 13. Johnny Kotze, 12. Huw Jones(starting debut for WP), 11. Seabelo Senatla, 10. Rob du Preez, 9. Nic Groom (captain), 8. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Chris Cloete, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Jean Kleyn, 3. Wilco Louw, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Bongi Mbonambi, 17. Oli Kebble, 18. Chris van Zyl, 19. Jurie van Vuuren, 20. Jano Vermaak, 21. Demitri Catrakilis, 22. Kobus van Wyk



39 Comments

  • Ah so we could see a little brother on brother violence…nice

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.09.15 14:11:02 by SheldonK Reply
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  • Spice! Brother against brother!

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.09.15 14:11:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • So the sharks are persistent in picking odwa…my goodness me. Stormers and bulls back exciting youngsters in colby and gellant, and we pick the human snail.
    Not that the alternatives are any better at the sharks. Backs up what I was saying about the poor squad we have.
    I was at the John Plumtree breakfast and they were also preparing for a very lean few years at the tank.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.09.15 14:26:48 by John Galt Reply

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  • @John Galt (Comment 3) : It would really interest me what was said at the breakfast. In what way were they preparing for lean years? Were any views aired re: What the problems are?

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.09.15 14:45:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Interesting stuff. I really look forward to seeing Robert play! I hope it won’t be another case of kicking ourselves for letting this guy go…

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.09.15 14:46:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 3) : Would love to read your take on this in a SW article if you’re up for it. Sounds very interesting!

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.09.15 15:41:01 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : ja spice indeed!!!!! Must say my money is on the “little” brother if they were to “collide” during the match.

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.09.15 15:42:47 by JD Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 3) : Odwa is one of the safest players around and what you bitching about youngsters not getting a chance?
    Wandile Mjekevu is 23, Paul Jordaan is 23, Andre Esterhuizen is 21 and Sibusiso Sithole is 25. Would you like an under 21 backline to play?!?!?!?

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.09.15 15:50:26 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 8) : Go read the comment again JD ;-)

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.09.15 15:52:35 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 3) : Who are they – Hurricanes?
    Would enjoy hearing your take on the breakfast.

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.09.15 16:36:59 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Well I for one would rather have Odwa and Pietersen than cronje, but I would like to see April get 15 minutes.

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.09.15 19:02:21 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I think John Galt’s comment has merit. Odwa is not a match winner. Time to put him out to pasture. We don’t want “safe” from wingers. We want speed, skills and tries. Odwa’s hands let him down too.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.09.15 21:03:29 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • @Orlok Tsubodai (Comment 12) : Of course Odwa is playing fullback tomorrow and safe is not a bad characteristic for a fullback :mrgreen: …but I get your point and it does have merit…

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.09.15 21:11:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : the thing is the Sharks have exciting youngsters in the team but you can’t have only youngsters there needs to be some experienced players to help them and for that older players like Odwa and Joe is perfect!!!!
    I really don’t get the anti-Odwa sentiment as he’s a solid and reliable player that still delivers game after game!!!! Yes he’s not young and super fast but let me tell you he’s fit and in shape and not as slow as some of these people think!!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.09.15 21:49:00 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 13) : hahaha well there is that too :lol: it would help if I analysed the team sheet first hey.

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.09.15 01:45:54 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • @Orlok Tsubodai (Comment 15) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.09.15 06:44:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 14) : And yet in the games Ofwa did play for us he looked like the only guy capable of scoring a try.

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.09.15 07:45:41 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Hahahaha!!!! I just love this site! You guys are awsome. I am not a Sharks fan but hey I am on this site daily. Keep it up gents!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.09.15 08:17:50 by Lassy_lion Reply
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  • @Lassy_lion (Comment 18) : Well, we do try… :lol: Good luck for the Bulls game…

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.09.15 08:32:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I have been saying Odwa is too old for two years. Now it’s just crazy. But I’ll still take him over SP. Personally u would like to see Radebe at 10 and Joe at 15.

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.09.15 09:07:49 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 20) : Until the younger wingers prove they are better which they are not Odwa is a must,

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.09.15 09:13:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 21) : I agree. Someone made a very good point that we are overrating some players Odwa earned his spot and until someone puts in the work and outplays him for his position he is the best pick for the day.

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.09.15 09:32:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 21) : Though I would love us to have better wingers than Odwa, he has never really let the side down…

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.09.15 09:34:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 22) : Yeah…pretty much agreed…

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.09.15 09:35:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 23) : Hi Pastor, I think you read before where I posted player problem area’s and 1 of those was Wing.

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.09.15 10:26:41 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 25) : Yup…and basically spot on…not as big a problem area as some others…but still a valid point…

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.09.15 10:37:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Biggest problem currently is getting good front foot from our forwards. If that improves and we still don’t make a difference we can start looking at problem areas in back row. For now the coach has plugged the most obvious hole, nr 10.

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.09.15 10:41:28 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 27) : Agreed…

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.09.15 10:45:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 26) : I also believe our backup flyhalf could and should be Willie Le roux,

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.09.15 11:30:07 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 28) : I would also love to see Tyler Fisher return to the Sharks to cover 13 and 15

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.09.15 11:31:27 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 30) : How did he fall so dramatically from grace?

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.09.15 12:37:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • It was said he had developed a bit of a bad attitude, not sure how true it is, but I do not those things could and should be fixed.

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.09.15 13:14:47 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 32) : You’d think so, wouldn’t you?

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.09.15 13:18:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Lassy_lion (Comment 18) : time to change to Lassy_shark?!?! Join the dark side.

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.09.15 13:24:40 by JD Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 21) : @coolfusion (Comment 22) : @pastorshark (Comment 24) : glad to see I’m not the only one seeing the work Odwa does!!!!

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.09.15 13:26:21 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 35) : Boet add Mvovo’s speed to Odwa and you would have the best wing in SA

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.09.15 13:27:49 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 34) :o no thanks… I had my fare share of the 7 dry years. Well could be longer. I am happy with the way my team is playing. But thanks hey!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.09.15 13:46:45 by Lassy_lion Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 29) : Or backup wing. All round good buy that.

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.09.15 15:11:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 36) : Ja. I’m not quick to throw him away. Guys like him lambie, coetzee still carry that real sharks loyalty and pride in their hearts something a mercenary or journeyman won’t have.

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.09.15 16:04:02 by coolfusion Reply

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