Griquas bring back Buckle, Barnes and Kemp

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 20 Aug 2009 at 14:35
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Dawie Theron has welcomed back three key forwards for this weekend’s top-of-the-table clash against the Sharks in Durban.

The 123kg Albertus Buckle will join former Valke hooker Ryno Barnes in a revamped front row – the Griquas scrum having taken strain against the Bulls last week. Lock forward Cecil Kemp returns from a loan spell with Eastern Province to replace former Sharks XV player Nolan Clark in the second row. Clark will be on the bench, together with prop Steph Roberts, who started last week.

The backline is unchanged, with halfbacks Sarel Pretorius and Naas Olivier, in particular, a dangerous combination.

The Sharks lineup should be announced by 4pm today.

Griquas: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Egon Seconds, 13 Jaco Bekker, 12 Barry Geel, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Naas Olivier, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Jonathan Mokuena (captain), 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Rohan Kitshoff, 5 Jacques Lombaard, 4 Cecil Kemp, 3 Ruaan du Preez, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Albertus Buckle.
Replacements: 16 Andries Kruger, 17 Steph Roberts, 18 Nolan Clark, 19 Heinrich Stride, 20 Sean Plaatjies, 21 Trompie Nonthshinga, 22 Gavin Passens


  • Buckle, Barnes & Kemp sounds like a law firm.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.08.09 14:38:51 by McLovin Reply
  • Whatever happened to Louwkie Louw?

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.08.09 14:39:55 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • The Sharks could do worse than sign Riaan Viljoen.

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.08.09 14:47:42 by wpw Reply
  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 2) : good question. I remember him playing for the Sharks. *shudder*

    I’m led to believe Johann Muller will be starting, BTW

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.08.09 14:48:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) : if we can get there ahead of Rassie Sodding Erasmus…

    Ain’t you heard, though? We’re (supposedly) getting Louis Ludick.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.08.09 14:50:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : i dont know if its worth risking him this week already?

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.08.09 14:50:29 by willa Reply

  • @willa (Comment 6) : I agree 😕

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.08.09 14:52:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : the sharks like taking guys with injuries, my they are cheaper while injured,wins kopies!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.08.09 14:52:33 by willa Reply

  • @willa (Comment 6) : @Pokkel (Comment 7) :

    Well , if he’s ready…bring him on – but I have to say the guys really did well in his absence.

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.08.09 14:57:22 by blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!
  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Stefan has been doing a good job captaining the Sharks and oupa Albert has been in good form…I’ll give JM another week off.

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.08.09 14:58:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • in a must-win game, you pick your regular captain if he’s fit.

    The team is far stronger with Muller starting and Albert on the bench. Surely?

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.08.09 15:26:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : i must say im really not to stressed about the game, im more stressed about the boland cheetahs game, i put 100 on boland, just had to try my luck, the odds are 1/750 😀

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.08.09 15:34:36 by willa Reply

  • @willa (Comment 12) : GO BOLAND

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.08.09 15:37:40 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Justin Downey is in the squad…

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.08.09 15:46:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yet another Saffer batting for England… 🙄

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.08.09 16:34:36 by McLovin Reply

  • @willa (Comment 12) :

    Waar wed jy??

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.08.09 13:48:17 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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