Louis Schreuder to captain the Sharks

Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Super Rugby on 16 Jan 2019 at 15:26

Louis Schreuder  will captain the Sharks in Super Rugby assisted by Beast Mtawarira as vice-captain. Louis has led the Sharks at the end of last year’s successful Currie Cup campaign so the position will not be new to him.

The only downside is that this means Cam Wright will continue to have limited playing opportunities from the bench.


  • This may mean we could see new centre combos…bench time for AE?

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.01.19 15:31:58 by DuToit04 Reply
    DuToit04Currie Cup player
  • @DuToit04 (Comment 1) : I don’t follow?

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.01.19 15:33:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Im sure i called this :mrgreen: :cool:

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.01.19 15:42:40 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 2) : ahaha sorry i got my wires all mixed and crossed :roll: :oops:

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.01.19 15:55:34 by DuToit04 Reply

    DuToit04Currie Cup player
  • @SheldonK (Comment 3) : you absolutely did. Well played, now I think you have the inside Info ha ha.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.01.19 21:13:23 by Byron Wright Reply

    Vodacom Cup player
  • @Byron Wright (Comment 5) : haha just good guess work based on how he captained during CC. He is a smart player. I think the Sharks want Ruan Botha concentrating on playing only

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.01.19 08:56:00 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 6) : An astute mind! I also think Ruan has real competition from Andrews for that number 5 Jersey. With Paul at 4 we have a nice traditional 4/5 combo with Andrews running the line out very well. I hate to even mention race because Andrews is competing 100% on ability with Botha but it also helps reach our transformation objectives.

    I see Rob Snr talking about more rotation which is good because when you look at a guy like Ward not playing any super rugby last year its a real pity.

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.01.19 09:26:28 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 7) : All coaches talk rotation every year before season starts but in reality rotation is only done on an injury basis really. I would like to see Esterhuizen and Ward combo…id still like to see Am in the lineup though on the wing with Nkosi

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.01.19 10:24:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Ja not unexpected as he did a good job during the Currie Cup.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.01.19 12:32:04 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : 100% the lineup I would like to see especially with the wing now being such an NB defender.

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.01.19 13:26:51 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • My preferred side:
    1. Beast 2. Akker 3. Coenie 4. Koegelenberg 5. Botha 6. Paul 7. Van Der Walt 8. D Du Preez 9. Schreuder 10. R DuPreez 11. Am 12. Esterhuizen 13. Ward 14. Nkosi 15. Bosch
    Schoeman, Chilliboy, DuToit, Van Der Mescht, Vermuelen, Wright, Fassi, Smith

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.01.19 15:19:52 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 11) : @SheldonK (Comment 11) : I like the side. I would switch Paul and Philip around and put thomas as reserve LH with Meyer as TH but not sure what rassie wants to use as an excuse not to pick him.

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.01.19 15:41:58 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 12) : I would even go as far as reintroducing Thomas as the new 1 loosehead and beast as reserve. He looked better at loosehead when he started playing for us the th experiment was only partly successful.

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.01.19 18:08:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 12) : But I agree with Meyer at th.

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.01.19 18:09:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 11) : ;-) monster team that…still few top names not mentioned! :cool:

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.01.19 19:46:39 by DuToit04 Reply

    DuToit04Currie Cup player
  • My concern is Wright getting itchy feet. If I had to let one of them go I’d keep Wright and lose Schreuder. Hopefully Wright understands and accepts his role this year but he won’t be content to play second fiddle for more than a year I reckon.

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.01.19 06:59:58 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 16) : Agreed – he is too good to settle for 25 minutes now and then. Technically (apart from defense) I would rate him higher than Louis (or any other scrummy playing in SA for that matter). He needs game time though to work on his reading of the game and decision making.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.01.19 07:58:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Such terrible news:

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.01.19 09:48:58 by SeanJeff Reply
    SeanJeffSuper Rugby player
  • @SeanJeff (Comment 18) : Yeah, they really didn’t put to much effort into that article. I’m not surprised though. Unfortunately, it’s been a long time coming and a real tragedy. However I feel he has too much talent to waste and would love to see him involved in a coaching capacity, so here is my solution, those of you who know Gary Teichmann feel free to share:

    Employ Lambie at the Sharks as an Ambassador/ coach in training and start grooming him to be a top level couch. Send him on some coaching courses etc and get/help him get a placement at a top level school or club and deploy him as a coach. Let him coach at that level for a year, maybe 18 months, then push him to club rugby/ varsity cup (in the off season send him to NZ to assist/learn all whilst in the Sharks employment). Once that’s done send him to NZ to coach a club side. Get him to return to SA and give him a Sharks u/19 side, let him do one year with them, then move him to u/21 the following year so he continues to work with the same players leave him there until those players are over 21 (2 years). The following year make him assist/coach the Currie cup side, following that a Super Rugby assistant role and following that when it’s time the big job. This would be a 7 or 8 year plan, making him about 35. Sure if he needs more development at one stage keep him there until he’s ready to move up a level. Scott Robertson has been coaching for 10 years now and he has a proven track record. I feel this is the best way to use a great rugby mind that was never able to fully express himself on the field and this may be where he finally gets to do so.

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.01.19 10:28:17 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 19) : Sounds like a good plan but it does assume that Lambie wants to get involved in coaching.

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.01.19 11:25:56 by SheldonK Reply

    SheldonKAssistant coach
  • @SheldonK (Comment 11) : Could also deploy this side that would offer a different challenge to opposition:
    1. DuToit 2. Akker 3. Coenie 4. Paul 5. Andrews 6. Stringer 7. Van Der Walt 8. DuPreez 9. Schreuder 10. Bosch 11. Am 12. R DuPreez 13. Ward 14. Nkosi 14. Fassi
    Beast, Chilliboy, Meyer, Botha, Vermuelen, Wright, Esterhuizen, Ward

    That team could play vastly different game plans between the starying side and when the bench is used.

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.01.19 11:36:56 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Man its amazing how the great rugby playing Watson family can still keep me amused long after all of them have hung up their boots.

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.01.19 12:40:09 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 20) : True, but my assumption is he has had to retire because of injuries and that often leaves a burning to continue in some capacity.
    I think he could be a very good coach if he puts in the hard work, who knows, perhaps his true calling is coaching.

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.01.19 14:19:31 by Hulk Reply

    HulkSuper Rugby player
  • @Hulk (Comment 23) : I’ve heard him speak though, so he’ll have to be extremely astute in his tactics to make up for lack of motivational speeches!

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.01.19 14:36:05 by Karl Reply

    KarlVodacom Cup player
  • @Karl (Comment 24) : He is a very quiet guy you are right but he does have that sort of I got this demeanor. Maybe in later years he could coach.

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.01.19 15:06:48 by Byron Wright Reply

    Vodacom Cup player
  • @Karl (Comment 24) : @Byron Wright (Comment 25) : soft spoken perhaps but he seems to have gotten the support and respect of his team whilst captaining and therefore why not when he’s coach. Players respond to coaches who are well prepared and contribute to a winning culture so there’s no reason he can’t do this. Yeah, he won’t be ready for a Super Rugby post for about 10 years but that’ll put him close to 40 and he’ll have had 10 years of coaching experience to fall back on.

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.01.19 08:13:48 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 26) : I was joking about how he has sounded boring in previous press conferences… He seems to be a pretty intelligent guy, so I’m sure he’ll do well whatever it is that he decides to do

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.01.19 12:19:56 by Karl Reply

    KarlVodacom Cup player
  • Just want to say thanks to Pat Lambie for all the good memories he gave me as a sharks player. Will miss you. Definitely one of my greatest players in white and black. I salute you.

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.01.19 14:42:02 by osbal Reply

    osbalUnder 19 player
  • Thanks for all the memories, Pat!!! (Top of the list: “hit the gap, hand off Schalk, try time” in the 2010 Currie Cup final 2010)
    All the best for the future…

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.01.19 22:13:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Having watched a couple of tributes and highlight reels of Pat Lambie’s career its amazing to see how calm and composed those around him play even when they are creating something from nothing. He was definitely undervalued for the calmness and direction he gave any team he played in from club rugby to the Boks.

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.01.19 08:14:20 by SheldonK Reply

    SheldonKAssistant coach
  • @SheldonK (Comment 30) : I watched the sa rugby mag one and wow I agree fully he was a real general and the amount of drops he put over in pressure games was huge.

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.01.19 08:42:55 by Byron Wright Reply

    Vodacom Cup player
  • @pastorshark (Comment 29) : for sure one of the best memories!!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.01.19 08:59:40 by JD Reply
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