Richard Ferguson

Starts for Jean-Luc and Dreyer


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 14 Sep 2017 at 08:07
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Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made three changes to his starting team to face New Zealand this weekend with Jean-Luc du Preez earning a start in place of the injured Jaco Kriel. Ruan Dreyer comes in for the injured Coenie Oosthuizen in the front row.

In a non-injury enforced change Franco Mostert comes back into the starting lineup after resting last week, replacing Pieter-Steph du Toit. du Toit drops to the bench not as lock cover but rather covering the loose forwards with Lood de Jager also on the bench. the only other loose forward left in the team – Dan du Preez, misses out on slection as a result.

15. Andries Coetzee (Emirates Lions), 6 caps, 0 points
14. Raymond Rhule (Toyota Cheetahs), 6 caps, 5 points (1 try)
13. Jesse Kriel (Vodacom Bulls), 22 caps, 30 points (6 tries)
12. Jan Serfontein (Vodacom Bulls), 32 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
11. Courtnall Skosan (Emirates Lions), 6 caps, 5 points (1 try)
10. Elton Jantjies (Emirates Lions), 17 caps, 179 points (2 try, 32 conversions, 35 penalties)
9. Ross Cronje (Emirates Lions), 4 caps, 5 points (1 try)
8. Uzair Cassiem (Toyota Cheetahs) 4 caps, 5 points (1 try)
7. Jean-Luc du Preez (Cell C Sharks), 7 caps, 5 points (1 try)
6. Siya Kolisi (DHL Stormers), 22 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
5. Franco Mostert (Emirates Lions), 12 caps, 0 points
4. Eben Etzebeth (captain, DHL Stormers), 60 caps, 15 points (3 tries)
3. Ruan Dreyer (Emirates Lions), 1 cap, 0 points
2. Malcolm Marx (Emirates Lions), 8 caps, 10 points (2 tries)
1. Tendai Mtawarira (Cell C Sharks), 93 caps, 10 points (2 tries)
 
Replacements:
16. Bongi Mbonambi (DHL Stormers), 10 caps, 0 points
17. Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers), 16 caps, 0 points
18. Trevor Nyakane (Vodacom Bulls), 31 caps, 5 points (1 try)
19. Lood de Jager (Vodacom Bulls), 30 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
20. Pieter-Steph du Toit (DHL Stormers), 26 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
21. Francois Hougaard (Worcester Warriors, England) 45 caps, 25 points (5 tries)
22. Handré Pollard (Vodacom Bulls), 20 caps, 188 points (2 tries, 29 conversions, 37 penalties, 3 drop goals)
23. Damian de Allende (DHL Stormers), 24 caps, 15 points (3 tries)



33 Comments

  • Because we all remember how well it worked last time PS du Toit played flank…what did Einstein say about repeating and expecting different results?

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.09.17 08:15:09 by HeinF Reply
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  • Why why why would you play 4 locks??? Look who they have on the bench…a quick mobile lock and loose forward…and we wonder why the All Blacks hammer us in the last quarter of games. Hope Dan DuPreez has enjoyed his holiday to Argentina and Australasia.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.09.17 08:43:25 by SheldonK Reply
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  • Basically it says Coetzee/Venter are shit scared of the AB line out,,
    Why do you start 1 Cap prop when you have a 31 cap prop on the bench and he’s been there all year.????
    Apart from Kisthoff that is a seriously shit bench,dont think I’d start any of them for the Sharks.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.09.17 09:15:03 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 3) : Actually have to agree with you. A fit team with no injuries, I would not pick any of them. I definitely would play Thomas ahead of Kitshoff, but I know that is up for debate though.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.09.17 09:18:13 by HeinF Reply

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  • Glad Mr Mtawarira is there.

    He has more test wins at the Albany ground than any of the All Black squad.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.09.17 09:18:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • Doesn’t matter who you pick where in the forwards if your wings are going to be nothing more than a speed bump for the AB wings. Or whoever else runs at them.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.09.17 09:20:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sharks people, I see onedayonly is running a special on official ladies and kids 2017 replica Sharks supporters jerseys for R199.00 each, shipping excluded. Seems like a good price and would hopefully be available for the Currie Cup final. :mrgreen: (no harm in hoping)

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.09.17 09:30:12 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @HeinF (Comment 4) : Kitschoff is seriously good no ways Beast should start ahead of him ,he changed the whole game when he cameos last week.
    Beast is entering the twilight of his career and should now be playing the last15 min off the bench role, especially when you have a dynamo like the gingeri in the team.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.09.17 09:43:49 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 8) : Yes, he is very good. Why I mentioned I would start Thomas ahead of him, not Beast. But Beast is still a very good prop for the sharks to have on the bench or to rotate, where he might play a lot more next year if Thomas can stay injury-free.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.09.17 10:06:03 by HeinF Reply

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  • Worst. backline.ever.
    Honestly is that what Springbok rugby has come to?

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.09.17 10:10:25 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • .Seriously if this team beats the Blacks,Hansen should resign,
    or you know that a guy called Marlin has been in the AB’s change room handing out Pakestani leather jackets.

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.09.17 10:24:23 by The hound Reply
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  • It’s so obvious what Barret will do: drop little box kicks onto his wings who’ll mow Skosan and Rhule’s faces into the turf while Coetzee shrugs his shoulders.

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.09.17 10:28:54 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 7) : no sign of men’s jerseys, though?

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.09.17 10:29:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • What a crappy team…..just realised that we have NO try scorers in the team…none! Just have a look at the strike rates of the backline….Serfontein 4 tries in 32 caps….Kriel 6 tries in 22 (mildly better)…Rhule 1 try in 6…Skosan 1 try in 6 (for wings nogal)….de Allende 3 tries in 24! How are these palookas keeping out the likes of Combrinck, Rohan jv Rensburg, Esterhuizen, Mapimpi, Van Wyk and Am?

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.09.17 10:36:22 by BarendL Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Sadly no, still thought it is a good price and may just be a very timely offering with a view to the way the season has gone and hopefully is going. A fully packed Kings Park, filled with families all in Sharks kit….

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.09.17 11:16:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 15) : Aha Salmonoid the three eyed raven,

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.09.17 11:27:28 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 16) : :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.09.17 12:11:02 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 17) : We need a 3 eye emoji for those of us blessed with prescience

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.09.17 12:16:43 by The hound Reply
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  • @HeinF (Comment 1) : :lol: Insanity prevails (although it has been misattributed to Einstein probably said by AC the insecure.).
    Not going to labour the PSdT point but Dan deserves to be on the bench even if it’s just to move DdA off! :grin: And why persist with Mbonambi who has serious problems with his GPS in finding his jumpers. Serfontein has lost his mojo or his emoji – whatever. Rhule doesn’t do it at all and why ,oh, why Skosan. Continuity is one thing but performance and merit should be factored in. Just saying. :???: I remember years ago when the Cronje twins were battling to find a place behind McLeod and the like in the Sharks team and now. How the wobbly wheel turns. How does he warrant a place ahead of Schreuder or Claasens or even Wright. Go figure. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.09.17 13:03:39 by markm Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 7) : I see they have Mens small and very large on home jersey :grin:

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.09.17 13:13:40 by markm Reply

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  • @BarendL (Comment 14) : well just a while ago i posted on the rugby forum that i would pick Am above Jesse kriel in the starting 15 and that i feel that Am is a way better player than DDA and well i got some really bad responses to that XD i guess its only Bulls and Stormers fans on there

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.09.17 14:14:00 by John Reply

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  • [email protected]The hound (Comment 18) : Soothsayers unite……. would probably end up being the most used emoji ever.

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.09.17 15:52:50 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @markm (Comment 20) : I saw that and the mens large started at 3XL.Nothing for me Im afraid.

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.09.17 15:55:11 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @John (Comment 21) : You must have been on DDA’s family site – I dont know any Stormers that would even argue with your choice.

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.09.17 15:56:53 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I see that Ross pulled out injured as well – meaning Hougie will start :roll:

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.09.17 07:46:28 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 25) : Cronje has been quite sickly/injured of late…perhaps a sign of his body being tired and needing a rest. Still cant believe Hougaard and Paige the best of the rest…eish

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.09.17 08:20:49 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 25) : @SheldonK (Comment 26) : Apparently its a stomach bug,

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.09.17 08:41:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 26) : Ross is solid and consistent (which is probably what the Boks need most) but no ball of fire. However lately he has seem slower than usual

    @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 27) : What you get from just reading the headline :roll:

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.09.17 08:52:29 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 27) : @Bokhoring (Comment 28) : DOnt get me wrong im not saying he soft or anything just when the body is tired injuries and illness become more common. He has played a lot of rugby this year which is a new thing for him as he was used to part playing off the bench for ages.

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.09.17 09:22:58 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 29) : Fully understand, since working for myself Ive come to realise how important a good rest can be for body and mind.

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.09.17 10:15:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 29) : Agreed. Scary that Hougie is seen as our second best

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.09.17 10:34:42 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 31) : Actually right now he is our best.

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.09.17 10:42:24 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 32) : So proclaimeth the three eyed raven? Or do you just mean in the squad

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.09.17 11:28:18 by Bokhoring Reply

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