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Snyman replaces Hargreaves

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 11 Mar 2009 at 08:46
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Sharks XV lock Johan Snyman is the latest Sharks Academy product to be called up to the Super 14 squad this year, joining flanker Skholiwe Ndlovu, wing Luzuko Vulindlu and wing Riaan Swanepoel, all of whom are on tour in Australia.

Mike Greenaway writes in The Mercury that the 22-year-old Snyman replaces Alistair Hargreaves who has returned home because of an ankle injury.

Snyman, who is originally from Nelspruit, played for SA Schools and SA Under-21 and last year. John Plumtree sent him to Murray Mexted’s rugby academy in New Zealand, and after that he played a season in the Air New Zealand Cup, their provincial championship.

Snyman is not expected to feature against the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday because Albert van den Berg is fit again and will take Hargreaves’s place on the bench as backup to Johann Muller and Steven Sykes.

There was fairly good news about Jean Deysel.

The powerful flank returned home after injuring knee ligaments against the Chiefs and there were fears that he might not be seen again in this year’s competition.

But the latest medical prognosis is that he will be out for four to six weeks.

Meanwhile, reports from Brisbane say that the battling Reds have suffered some injury setbacks. Experienced lock Van Humphries has been ruled out, as has prop Greg Holmes.

The former will be replaced by Ezra Taylor and Holmes will be replaced by 20-year-old greenhorn Ben Daley, who will be making his run-on debut having made one appearance off the bench last year.


  • Good news on Deysel? Good news would be he was misdiagnosed and is on his way to Aus. 😉

    I haven’t seen Snyman play. Anyone know how good he is?

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.03.09 09:06:13 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Full Name Johan (Joe)
    Surname Snyman
    Height 200cm
    Weight 114kg
    Birth Date 9 July 1986
    Birth City Pretoria
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Pirates of the Caribean
    Favourite Music All
    Favourite Food Braai
    Primary School Pietersburg East
    Secondary School Outeniqua High

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.03.09 15:06:10 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • Big loss Van Humphries is for the Reds lineout and pack…

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.03.09 15:07:17 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • eina, a twenty year old greenhorn prop against the sharks front row.

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.03.09 16:45:13 by knersboy Reply
  • @knersboy (Comment 4) : he he he… fresh meat.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.03.09 17:08:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @knersboy (Comment 4) : it’s feeding time 😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.03.09 17:40:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @knersboy (Comment 4) : you guys remember Robbie Kempson’s debut game for the Sharks?

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.03.09 17:44:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • He played for Hawkes Bay, who surprised all and sundry by doing so well in the NPC. I am not too sure if he played any starting games always seemed to come on as a Sub. He is very mobile and I am sure he has got a bit of ( that dog we had in Old SA started with a K).I don’t want to offend anybody, but it was a discription we used and I am not too sure if it has been supperceded. I was a bit worried when he wasn’t included in the Super 14 squad that we would loose him. I think one of the Kiwi franchises was interested. SA is clever running the Vodacom Cup at the same time as the Super 14 because it keeps these fringe players motivated as well as match fit.

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.03.09 21:59:11 by Dynamite Reply

  • Rob, any idea what happened to Frieslaar who was in the Sharks academy a couple of years back? He was supposed to be so highly rated at the time.

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.03.09 22:41:06 by Villie Reply
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  • I can’t wait to see Zuks Vulindlu in action from the start. I’m excited by his progress and he’s also fairly big (98kg’s) for a wing. At only 20 or whatever he could still put on a few kilos!

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.03.09 22:43:00 by Villie Reply
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  • @Dynamite (Comment 8) : I think we can just use the term “mongrel” and move on 🙂

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.03.09 23:17:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 9) :

    Need to a get a decent lead this weekend… then bring on the subs for the majority of the 2nd half…

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.03.09 03:39:36 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 12) : Yep…that would be ideal…but I don’t think they will want to throw them all on together.

    Maybe runs for Swannie and Zuks…and possibly 10 mins or so for the others. But I guess it all depends on how the game is heading and also on injuries etc.

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.03.09 14:44:42 by Villie Reply
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