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Team for the Highlanders game


Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Super Rugby on 3 May 2018 at 10:30

Beast back and Akker starting…


1. Tendai Mtawarira
2. Akker van der Merwe
3. Thomas du Toit
4. Tyler Paul
5. Ruan Botha (C)
6. Philip van der Walt
7. Jean-Luc du Preez
8. Daniel du Preez
9. Cameron Wright
10. Robert du Preez
11. Makazole Mapimpi
12. Andre Esterhuizen
13. Lukhanyo Am
14. Sbu Nkosi
15. Curwin Bosch
16. Franco Marais
17. Juan Schoeman
18. Ross Geldenhuys
19. Stephan Lewies
20. Jacques Vermeulen
21. Louis Schreuder
22. Marius Louw
23. Lwazi Mvovo



57 Comments

  • Good team! GO SHARKS!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.05.18 10:32:49 by JD Reply
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  • IMO that is the best team the Sharks can put on the field at the moment.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.05.18 10:33:51 by jakkalas Reply

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  • @jakkalas (Comment 2) : Agree,

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.05.18 11:04:20 by The hound Reply
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  • Can’t improve much from this team. Only possible change I would have made is starting Lewies in the place of Paul. Good to see Franco back.

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.05.18 11:11:04 by boertjie101 Reply

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  • Best team possible. The SA conference will be interesting to watch in the coming weeks. Every point will count. We will need bonus points if we are to get somewhere as the 2nd spot will be heavily contested.

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.05.18 12:02:34 by Quintin Reply

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  • @boertjie101 (Comment 4) : Think Lewies and Botha are similar players, both no5 locks you play one or the other,Paul adds a different dimension,Lewies is an excellent impact option.
    Would love to see Dan get a start at 4,with van der Walt at 8 and Vermullen at 6.

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.05.18 12:24:48 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 6) : Rob has consistently refused to play Ginger at 8. He has not started a single game at 8, and only filled in for a few minutes at the time. I’m no psychologist, but I wonder if there is some sort of a mental block where subconsciously he does not want Ginger to out perform Dan at 8. Clearly there is no problem of Tera or Keegan out performing Dan at 8. I also think that Lewies fills the 4 role better than Botha, and it has been a mistake to ask Botha to fill the 4 role instead of Lewies, who can show grunt if needed.

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.05.18 12:35:21 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 7) : Not that old chestnut again,shheeeeees,

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.05.18 12:39:03 by The hound Reply
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  • Proper good team. Now we just have to hope they have their heads on straight on Saturday, definitely not going to be easy against the highlanders.

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.05.18 13:07:14 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • Agree this is probably best selection at the moment. However I do think I would feel safer with van Wyk on wing.

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.05.18 13:18:38 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 10) : Or at least give him Mvovo’s berth.

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.05.18 13:19:36 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 8) : You asked for Ginger at 8, just pointing out that is never going to happen. and Dan at 4 is not going to happen either.

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.05.18 14:07:27 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Sharks by 5.

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.05.18 15:17:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : We are playing the Highlanders not Western Province,this is no gimme.
    These guys played 80 %of game in their own half, had 30% of the ball, lost scrums and line outs and still beat Bulls at home and at altitude.

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.05.18 15:40:08 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 14) : and while I was watching that game I couldnt help thinking that they should have moved the game to Kings Park and they probably would have pulled a better crowd. :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.05.18 15:50:33 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 15) : :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.05.18 15:52:46 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 15) : Thats no gimme either,
    Good news for weekend no Toilet Peyper,bad news its the moron van der Westhuizen.

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.05.18 16:22:46 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 17) : Ja I see Peyper has been spreading the love down under…..that just doesnt sound right.

    Where has vd Westhuizen been, havent seen him for a while.

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.05.18 16:28:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 14) : Was the ref’s fault. ;-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.05.18 16:38:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 18) : Hopefully attending a learn the rules of rugby clinic for aspiring referees,

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.05.18 16:58:11 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 6) : I agree fully on Paul adding another dimension – he has class written all over…gonna be tough – but the highlanders have their tails up. hopefully lets down their guard then we need to take the opportunities. i have a feeling we gona smash them

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.05.18 17:35:14 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : eish i get nervous when i see your predictions in favor of The Sharks…2017 CC final still haunts me… :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.05.18 17:36:59 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • sharksworld looking busy again! very nice :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.05.18 18:12:22 by Poisy Reply
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  • SANZAAR has announced the referee appointments for Week #12 of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

    The six-match round kicks-off on Friday night in Rotorua as the Chiefs take their match against Jaguares to the regions, where Mike Fraser will have the whistle. On Saturday Nic Berry is in charge of the intriguing battle between the Hurricanes and Lions in Wellington. Jaco Peyper is in Australia to referee the Waratahs versus Blues match that has been moved to Brookvale Oval in Sydney’s northern beaches region. Glen Jackson has the whistle for the all South African clash between the Stormers and Bulls in Cape Town that neither team can afford to lose in the race for the finals.

    Match Chiefs v Jaguares @ Rotorua International Stadium
    Date Friday 4 May
    Kick-off 19:35 local
    Referee Mike Fraser
    AR1 Paul Williams
    AR2 Brendon Pickerill
    TMO Shane McDermott

    Match Rebels v Crusaders @ AAMI Park, Melbourne
    Date Friday 4 May
    Kick-off 19:45 local
    Referee Nick Briant
    AR1 Will Houston
    AR2 James Leckie
    TMO Ian Smith

    Match Hurricanes v Lions @ Westpac Stadium, Wellington
    Date Saturday 5 May
    Kick-off 19:35 local
    Referee Nic Berry
    AR1 Ben O’Keeffe
    AR2 Richard Kelly
    TMO Shane McDermott

    Match Waratahs v Blues @ Brookvale Oval, Sydney
    Date Saturday 5 May
    Kick-off 19:45 local
    Referee Jaco Peyper
    AR1 Angus Gardner
    AR2 Will Houston
    TMO George Ayoub

    Match Stormers v Bulls @ DHL Newlands, Cape Town
    Date Saturday 5 May
    Kick-off 15:05 local
    Referee Glen Jackson
    AR1 Egon Seconds
    AR2 Rasta Rasivhenge
    TMO Willie Vos

    Match Sharks v Highlanders @ Johnsson Kings Park, Durban
    Date Saturday 5 May
    Kick-off 17:15 local
    Referee Marius van der Westhuizen
    AR1 AJ Jacobs
    AR2 Cwengile Jadezweni
    TMO Christie du Preez

    Bye: Brumbies, Reds, Sunwolves

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.05.18 22:50:37 by Gerriecellcshark Reply
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  • The refs for the weekend

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.05.18 22:51:03 by Gerriecellcshark Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 17) : Vd Westhuyzen just makes up the rules as the game goes on. I can’t believe they let him ref again.

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.05.18 07:30:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Gerriecellcshark (Comment 24) : and Egon yet again in the mix at a Stormers game!?!?!?

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.05.18 07:47:29 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 6) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 12) : agree 150% with Hound. Would love to see Dan at 4 with Ginger at 8 & Vermeulen at 7 but yes Bear can’t see that ever happening!!! Pity as I think it will give the forwards a lot of grunt!!!

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.05.18 07:52:50 by JD Reply
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  • Sharks need a proper 4. Is there any money left to go shopping?

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.05.18 08:03:36 by tigershark Reply

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  • @tigershark (Comment 29) : think if Paul is give some time at 4 he can be a solid proper 4!

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.05.18 08:12:35 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 27) : …..and I dont think the Bulls will be too happy seeing Glen Jacksons name there either.

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.05.18 08:33:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 30) : JJ van der Mescht is a massive proper 4 but is 18 years old, 2m plus 5all and over 125kg. Strong and fast for a very big man. He is at the academy.

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.05.18 09:19:45 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 32) : I think they must be itching to make use of his size and speed but hell he is just too young at this level for the engine room.

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.05.18 10:09:34 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 33) : no such thing. they should let him have a go and see what happens.

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.05.18 10:51:35 by Poisy Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 32) : Actually he is 19 today. And if he is good enough he is old enough.

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.05.18 11:04:45 by coolfusion Reply

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  • The Jags have just managed a clean sweep of four out of four on their Australia and New Zealand tour. I can’t recall when an SA team last won all their NZ matches on tour.

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.05.18 12:56:19 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 34) : @coolfusion (Comment 35) : Just for interests sake, do you know any 18 (19) year old props, locks or hookers that played SupeRugby and where are they now. Eben Etebeth was 21 when he first played for the Stormers if I am not mistaken.

    Yes its true that if you are good enough you are old enough but what lock is good enough at 18?

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.05.18 13:47:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 36) : Finally realising their potential.Hopefully this will give them the self belief to push on even further.

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.05.18 13:51:36 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 37) : Ja it’s a good point especially about locks and props. They take time to mature and their game is a lot more technical. But we know that once in a while there is a steyn or a Lambie just waiting. Best to see what they are made of early and who knows we get lucky. The du Preez boys showed very early on they are a force to recon with.

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.05.18 14:20:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Wonder if we will see this JJ van der mescht next year in the super squad?

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.05.18 14:41:49 by tigershark Reply

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  • @tigershark (Comment 40) : Im sure I saw him training with the pre-season squad. I hope the Koeglenberg chap kicks on – he is also a decent sized unit.

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.05.18 15:39:02 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @tigershark (Comment 40) : I must say I would rather see him enter when we have gotten our forwards game right. No substitute for confidence when you are learning your trade.

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.05.18 16:00:59 by coolfusion Reply

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOTU2RMeijs
    I feel he’s ready ;-)

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.05.18 18:45:06 by tigershark Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 11) : Mvovo covers 15?

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.05.18 20:31:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 36) : Incredible stuff!

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.05.18 20:33:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 36) : @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 38) : @pastorshark (Comment 45) : can’t think of any SA team ever winning 4 games whilst touring Oz and NZ!? Only forecasting trouble for SA teams who still have to play them especially away in Argentina!!!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.05.18 21:25:07 by JD Reply
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  • Mzamo Majola 16.Andrew du Plessis
    2. Kerron van Vuuren 17.Jordan Els
    3. Khuta Mchunu 18.Jean Droste
    4. Gideon Koegelenberg 19.Cornelius Otto
    5. Hyron Andrews 20. Grant Williams
    6. Wian Vosloo 21.Danrich Visagie
    7. Kwanda Dimaza 22.Alwayno Visagie
    8. Tera Mtembu
    9. Michael Claassens
    10. Garth April
    11. Leolin Zass
    12. Johan Deysel (C)
    13. Jeremy Ward
    14. Aphelele Fassi
    15. Courtney Winnaar

    Heres a surprise, our second team actually looks decent on paper. we will probibly beat the griffons.

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.05.18 23:19:57 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • doesnt seem like the second team game will be aired on tv, not live anyway

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.05.18 23:32:19 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 47) : That comment makes sense as a short post :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.05.18 09:55:54 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Lions not looking very flash against the Canes. Forwards coming off second best in the collisions.

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.05.18 10:02:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 47) : be careful as I’m sure the NZ teams had the same idea about the Jaguares and we all know how that went!

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.05.18 10:05:51 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 44) : I think van Wyk can do the same as he is doing currently. Not like he is a star at FB.

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.05.18 17:02:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 47) : Dude on paper we should probably be beating most SA teams in SR…

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.05.18 17:03:33 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 53) : True, and we might have if we had a consistent scrum. we look ok in the scrums now. but how will we fair against the bulls in pretoria, and Jags in south america ?

    So glad we are playing Paul at 4, really seems to be helping.

    Also once beast goes down our scrum strength seems to dissolve.

  • Comment 54, posted at 06.05.18 07:07:07 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 54) : You be are correct when beast scrums with Thomas things seems stable if there is no beast it’s better to have Ross on tight head. It might be that whenever beast goes off Thomas needs to move to loose head and Ross come into tight. But then would that mess with the Thomas to become the star TH plan?

  • Comment 55, posted at 06.05.18 11:01:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 55) : is truely a conundrum

    what we know for sure is that if we had a stable scrum we would have won a few more games and in my humble opinion we would have had a much more stable scrum if johnny and ross were trusted to play TH with counie injured, instead we took the decision to help tank transition to TH in a SR season instead of cc. logic hey.

    In other news stormers get to play a even weaker Chiefs team next week at newlands, with sam cane not travelling, some people have all the luck.

  • Comment 56, posted at 06.05.18 17:49:36 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • then again maybe the chiefs will have even more in fragile a week later when we play them in durbs

  • Comment 57, posted at 06.05.18 17:59:14 by revolverocelot Reply

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