Sharks vs Cardiff

14 Oct 21 20:34 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 59 Comments

The Sharks managed an improved showing against the Ospreys last week although there is still a lot of room for improvement. Boeta Chamberlain had a big hand in that win and it is good to see the coach persisting with him at 10 this week. Another player I feel deserve more opportunity is Marnus Potgieter who has again been selected at 14.

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The Tank is back for Loftus

9 Sep 21 13:45 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 76 Comments

The bad news is that Cameron Wright is also out injured – the good news is that Thomas du Toit is back after being released from the Boks for personal reasons. Lucky Dlepu will make his senior debut for the Sharks.

The Bulls is missing play maker Johan Goosen due to Covid but will still be overwhelming favourites. Sharks teams in the past have beaten teams when not given a chance, but don’t bet any money you cannot lose on such an outcome. However if you have money to burn, you could cash in on 5.2 to 1 odds if the Sharks do surprise.

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Strong Bok team for Wallabies

8 Sep 21 12:24 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | Comment?

Cheslin Kolbe did not recover from a leg knock and has been replaced by Sbu Nkosi. Thor and Faf are back in the team. Ox has been selected as cover to Kitshoff.

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Semi-final time

2 Sep 21 12:47 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 177 Comments

Dylan Richardson is back at open-side (this is still the best available loose trio for the Sharks IMO) while Marius Louw replaces Murray Koster.

Griquas will arrive in Durban knowing that they have managed to comprehensively beat the Sharks on their home field earlier in the competition. Hopefully the loss to WP at home have shaken any complacency out of this team.

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Bosch back at 15

26 Aug 21 13:49 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 119 Comments

Sean Everitt is still rotating his players and building up a decent squad for the URC. Murray Koster and Werner Kok will face WP in the midfield while Curwin Bosch is back in the 15 jersey. Le Roux Roets adds a lot of power to the tight 5.

ChrisS – it seems the Sharks PR people read your question. An update on injured players has been posted today

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Boks call on Grant Williams

23 Aug 21 16:53 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 2 Comments

Grant Williams has been called up to replace the injured Jaden Hendrikse – just reward for some excellent performances in the Currie Cup.

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Team for the Lions

20 Aug 21 09:36 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 29 Comments

Phepsi is back to captain the Sharks on Saturday in what is IMO probably the best available loose trio for the Sharks. Grant Williams and Lionel Cronje will start with Sanele Nohamba and Boeta Chaimberlain on the bench. Le Rouw Roets has been rested and new signing Gerbrandt Grobler will take over the 4 jersey.

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Big guns back for second test

17 Aug 21 14:10 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 4 Comments

Jacques Nienaber has brought back most of his first choice back line while Thomas du Toit will get a rare opportunity to start at tight head.

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Game on for Cheetahs

14 Aug 21 14:25 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 58 Comments

Sean Everitt has kept almost the same team that would have featured against the Pumas, with Sanele Nohamba and Khutha Mchunu dropping out of the squad, Cameron Wright starting and Marnus Potgieter swapping places with Yaw Penxe. Wiehand Herbst and Grant Williams move onto the bench

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Ox back for Argentina

10 Aug 21 14:48 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 67 Comments

After all the drama of the Lions series, the Boks will have just a week to prepare before facing Argentina in the Rugby Championship. Jacques Nienaber has rested a number of key players and opted to give the rest of his squad some opportunities.

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Rotation for Pumas on Wednesday

10 Aug 21 14:15 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 8 Comments

The Sharks will have a tough week after beating the Bulls on Friday night. They will travel to Mbombela to face the Pumas on Wednesday at 14:30 and then still play the Cheetahs this coming Sunday at home. Sean Everitt has made some changes resting players like Phepsi Buthelezi, Reniel Hugo and Werner Kok.

Boeta Chamberlain starts at flyhalf with Marius Louw and Jeremy Ward re-united as centre pair. Henco Venter will captain the side from 8.

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Bosch shifted to 15

4 Aug 21 13:54 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 77 Comments

Lionel Cronje starts at fly half against the Bulls with Bosch moved to the fullback position. There is no backup hooker / lock on the bench with 2 props and 3 loose forwards selected. I assume Bholi will deputize at lock and Richardson will move to hooker should Van Vuuren need to be replaced.

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Bok team for decider

3 Aug 21 14:23 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 31 Comments

Cobus Reinach will start in place of the injured Faf de Klerk, while Franco Mostert will move to flank with Lood de Jager starting in the 5 jersey. The Boks will have no lock cover on the bench and has rather opted to add Morne Steyn to the bench.

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Koster at 12 against Griquas

30 Jul 21 10:22 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 80 Comments

Sean Everitt has made a few changes for the home game against the Griquas. Lourens Adriaanse will start at tighthead with Wiehahn Herbst on the bench. Sanele Nohamba and Yaw Penxe start after arriving back from the Bok camp. Promising young centre Murray Koster starts at 12. Jaden Hendrikse makes a return to the bench after serving out his ban, and Henco Venter is back in the squad.

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Wiese at 8 for the Boks

27 Jul 21 20:27 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 36 Comments

Jacques Nienaber has kept the backline unchanged with changes in the pack with Jasper Wiese, Frans Malherbe and Steven Kitshoff starting. Ox Nche has not been selected due to a neck niggle.

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Tokyo 2020: Olympic men’s football players to watch

27 Jul 21 14:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | Comment?

Pep Guardiola‘s first move as manager of Barcelona’s first team was to get embroiled in a dispute over the Olympics. Olympic football is notoriously undervalued, and despite wonderkid Lionel Messi being invited up to represent Argentina at the event, Barcelona were hesitant to release him. 

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Three signings to bolster the squad

27 Jul 21 07:57 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | Comment?

The Sharks have signed up former Wallaby centre Ben Tapuai (32, Harlequins), wing Eduan Keyter (25, Griquas) and lock Gerbrandt Grobler (29, Stade Francais).

The United Rugby Championship starting in September will require a fairly large squad – especially when the Boks play in the RC and End of Year Tour.

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Mchunu’s front against the Cheetahs

22 Jul 21 12:29 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 110 Comments

Sean Everitt has selected a very mobile loose trio (Venter, Richardson and Buthelezi) for Saturday’s game (14:30). New (old) Shark Lourens Adriaanse will be covering tight head from the bench.

Bosch is back at 10 while Grant Williams takes over from the banned Jaden Hendrikse. Werner Kok continues at 13 with Jeremy Ward on the bench.

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Ox starts for Boks

20 Jul 21 15:01 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 20 Comments

Siya Kolisi will captain the Boks while Bongi Mbonambi, Makazole Mapimpi and Ox Nche have also been given the all clear to play after having to isolate.

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Sharks part ways with JJ

19 Jul 21 08:21 by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring) | 2 Comments

The Sharks have released JJ van der Mescht from his contract with immediate effect. He will be off to France. Apparently the management team has becoming frustrated with JJ not reaching his fitness and weight targets.