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Barrit to play 13?

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Sharks, Super 14 on 23 Apr 2008 at 10:30

The Sharks have released the team to play the Waratahs and Bradley Barritt has been named at #13 alongside Waylon Murray.

Bradley Barritt has been named alongside Waylon Murray to play outside center on Saturday with Francois Steyn getting his first start at 12. it is not currently clear if Barritt is named at 13 to cover for Murray or if Barritt will play 13 if he is fit.

Starting XV:
15. Stefan Terblanche
14. Odwa Ndungane
13. Waylon Murray/Bradley Barritt
12. Francois Steyn
11. JP Pietersen
10. Frederic Michalak
9. Rory Kockott
8. Ryan Kankowski
7. Jacques Botes
6. Keegan Daniel
5. Johann Muller (Captain)
4. Albert van den Berg
3. Jannie du Plessis
2. Bismarck du Plessis
1. Tendai Mtawarira

16. Craig Burden
17. Deon Carstens
18. BJ Botha
19. AJ Venter
20. Jean Deysel
21. Ruan Pienaar
22. Adrian Jacobs

Sharksworld will bring you more news as it becomes available.

Update: From Sharksrugby.co.za
Dick Muir has named his Sharks’ side to take on the Waratahs and with Bradley Barritt’s fitness still be to be finalised (a call will be made at Thursday afternoon training), the centre combination could change from last week.

Jannie du Plessis and BJ Botha have been rotated, with BJ earned a much-deserved rest and will play off the bench, while Jannie, brother of hooker Bismarck du Plessis, has been named to start after being left out of last week’s game with a muscle strain.

The loss of Steven Sykes to an ankle ligament injury sustained last week has also seen a change in the second row, with Albert van den Berg being named in the number 4 jumper and Sykes having departed for Durban this morning (Sydney time).

Muir has opted for a 5-2 split on the bench, with Jean Deysel coming into the side and Ruan Pienaar and Adrian Jacobs filling in for the backline replacements.


  • Now i am totally confused.

    Can only hope we hear some news from the camp on what the thinking at 13 is and anyone will get bumped off the bench when the Barrit / Murray decision has been made.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.04.08 10:35:10 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply
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  • Nothing surprises me with Dick’s inconsistent selections anymore… they’ve been… well… ‘inconsistent’ all year for the lack of a better word!

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.04.08 10:58:31 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • Now he’s really stuffing around…whats next Steyn at lock?

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.04.08 11:00:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Dick what about Bismark at 14 and Odwa Ndungane at 6?

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.04.08 11:01:11 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • I’ve been saying anything to get Adi in the Starting XV to Charlie all season.

    it seems i should have been saying. Anything to keep Barrit in the Starting XV to Dick.

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.04.08 11:03:16 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • I suspect if barrit is fit them it will maybe be murray who goes out with Steyn going to 13 and Barrit back to 12.

    The article doesn’t say who will go of the bench if BArrit is fit or in fact if anyone will go off the bench.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.04.08 11:05:20 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Murray must be a bit miffed….he hasn’been at his best then neither has Barrit and Murray at least can claim he is a Bok.

    It would appear that Dick will do anything not to drop either Steyn or Barrit.

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.04.08 11:06:50 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • if i had a choice of either Murray or Adi on the bench and the other not in the 22, it’d be a tough call but Adi would be on the bench.

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.04.08 11:11:19 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • I’m confused too.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.04.08 11:41:05 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Barrit at 13?
    Grandpa Ackerman back in the mix?
    Steyn all over the place.
    Just what the f*&# is going on here…

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.04.08 11:42:34 by CapeShark Reply
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  • 😯

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.04.08 11:50:48 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

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  • Bizarre. I think you have to favour Brad’s form over Frans right now. Anybody see the cover of Sports Illustrated? Frans stating he wants to play fly-half. Anyone read the article?

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.04.08 12:38:25 by Waz Reply

  • Steyn should play at 7 in place of Botes
    Barrit can play hooker with Bismarck in the centres

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.04.08 12:44:34 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

  • waz – the article has been discussed ad nauseum …

    just like the others where he says he prefers centre, lock and hooker…

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.04.08 12:55:05 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

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  • I am still amazed 😯

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.04.08 14:10:35 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • 😈
    the sharks team that should start:

    1. beast
    2. beast
    3. beast
    4. beast
    5. beast
    6. beast
    7. beast
    8. beast
    9. beast
    10. beast
    11. beast
    12. beast
    13. beast
    14. beast
    15. francois steyn
    16. stefan terblanche (in case steyn gets injured)

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.04.08 14:33:24 by geraas Reply
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  • :mrgreen:

    Even the Aus commentators deepened their voices on the weekend when Beast got the ball. I almost pee’d my pants I was laughing so much. (That was in the first half)

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.04.08 14:36:21 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Beast can play 15.

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.04.08 14:38:50 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • tell you what, in all honestly. If every player in that team could be implanted with Beast’s “intensity gene”, we would never lose a match.

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.04.08 14:39:30 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • The Beast does not sleep, he waits…

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.04.08 14:46:29 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Have a feeling Steyn will move to 13 if Barrit is declared fit. Like I mentioned on the Sharks site I think Dick keeps playing Steyn because PDV asked them too???? 😕 😕

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.04.08 14:48:30 by Reds Reply

  • Reds

    If Pdv had asked, then he must have asked DM to develop Steyn into a utility back, coz that is all he has done to Steyn. 👿

    the face is at DM, not you, BTW 😉

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.04.08 14:54:01 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Steyn doesn’t change positions…he’s always playing inside centre…it’s just that Dick Muir like to move his inside centre to different parts of the field ans give him different jersey numbers.

    I hope this settles the Steyn confusion. 😉

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.04.08 14:57:17 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

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  • 😆 @ #18

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.04.08 14:59:33 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

  • If Barrit DOES make it and DM still plays Steyn at 12 then I will kak myself.

    I have been pushing for Steyn to play 12 all season. But you can’t now play TWO guys in “new” positions suddenly.

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.04.08 14:59:59 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

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  • Agree KSA..thats why I think that if Barrit is fit Steyn is going to move to 13. 👿

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.04.08 15:03:49 by Reds Reply

  • Correction again Reds…Steyn won’t move to 13…but instead 12 will be moved to 13 and 13 will be moved to 12. Verstaan?

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.04.08 15:06:03 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

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  • irrelavant as beast will @ 12 and 13

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.04.08 15:07:30 by geraas Reply
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  • :mrgreen: Blackshark…we’ll see!! I will be the first to say sorry you were right..but this time I think I can read through Dick Muir. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.04.08 15:08:35 by Reds Reply

  • [email protected] geraas… the BEAST at 12 will be called Steyn… :mrgreen:

    I’m out people…cheers..

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.04.08 15:13:26 by blackshark (JAWS) Reply

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  • Keo has just put this into perspective, actually…

    Reckons the team announcement should say

    12 Barritt/Steyn
    13 Steyn/Murray

    Make sense?

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.04.08 18:03:04 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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