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Philip out – Giant in


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 1 Feb 2016 at 16:48
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The Sharks have just confirmed that Philip van der Walt will not depart for France with the rest of the Sharks squad tonight, after picking up a concussion at training this morning.

Lock Lubabalo Giant Mtayanda will tour as a fifth lock, rather than another loose forward being summoned. This is presumably due to fitness concerns to the likes of Tera Mtembu and Khaya Majola.

Daniel du Preez would now appear to have the inside track on the starting number 8 jersey.

Props: Coenie Oosthuizen, Gerhard Engelbrecht, Juan Schoeman, Lourens Adriaanse, Tendai Mtawarira
Hookers: Franco Marais, Kyle Cooper
Locks: Dave McDuling, Etienne Oosthuizen, Hyron Andrews, Ruan Botha, Giant Mtayanda
Loose forwards: Christiaan de Bruin, Daniel du Preez, Francois Kleinhans, Jean-Luc du Preez, Marcell Coetzee
Scrumhalves: Cobus Reinach, Michael Claassens, Stefan Ungerer
Flyhalves: Pat Lambie, Garth April
Centres: Andre Esterhuizen, Heimar Williams, Johan Deysel, Paul Jordaan
Outside backs: Joe Pietersen, Lwazi Mvovo, Odwa Ndungane, S’bura Sithole, Wandile Mjekevu, Willie le Roux



16 Comments

  • Thanks Rob, I am glad giant is there as a genuine 4 lock

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.02.16 16:52:53 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 1) : how did the injury happen?I’m not glad to hear the sharks lose a player to concussion during training.what is this?

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.02.16 17:39:25 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 2) : have no idea mate

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.02.16 17:55:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • guess this might see mcduling play at looseforward re: inclusion of mtyanda?

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.02.16 17:57:12 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • Sad to lose Phillip but hope Giant takes his chance to show what he can do!!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.02.16 18:51:11 by JD Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 4) : Oh yeah. Could be.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.02.16 18:52:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • Guys are training hard…..I like that. They must not injure each other though. Keegan could have been an option.

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.02.16 18:53:04 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 4) : @robdylan (Comment 6) : think it would be Oosthuizen shifting to cover loose forward.

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.02.16 18:59:18 by JD Reply
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  • I’m happy with the squad. I just want to see the centres before I get my hopes up. Optimistic though. Hearing good stuff from the camp. Especially the new guys to the coaching team.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.02.16 18:59:27 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 7) : think Keegan is either not in Durbs yet or not long enough in Durbs to be selected.

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.02.16 19:02:27 by JD Reply
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  • Will I be able to stream the matches in France ?

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.02.16 19:31:59 by john Reply

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  • @john (Comment 11) : I have no clue. Still trying to work out if anyone is covering them. Supersport is not.

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.02.16 19:34:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @john (Comment 11) : @robdylan (Comment 12) : last year Sky sport streamed the game.

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.02.16 19:44:16 by JD Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 7) : Pretty sure Keegan will only be back in Durbs the same time as the rest of the players from Japan. And would have had no practice with the team.

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.02.16 09:18:44 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 14) : I spotted Keegan at Duke and Duchess in Umhlanga Ridge at lunchtime last Wednesday. I was actually wondering why he was in Durban! Great to have him back in the team

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.02.16 10:24:43 by josefgremlin Reply

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  • @josefgremlin (Comment 15) : great to hear he’s already in Durbs!!!!!!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.02.16 07:39:36 by JD Reply
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