Sharks XV in action against Free State

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 12 Mar 2010 at 10:34
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Sean Everitt’s Sharks XV will be in action against Free State in the 2010 Vodacom Cup tournament this weekend. The match takes place in Empangeni and kicks off at 15h30 on Saturday afternoon.

The team are very disappointed to have lost to Western Province last weekend but are determined to get their campaign back on the right track with a good performance against Free State. Coach Everitt has been forced into some changes, with Alistair Hargreaves called up to join the Super 14 tour and both Louis Ludik and Luvo Lusaseni ruled out through injury. The coach has been able to call on able replacements, though, with Chris Jordaan (fullback) and Skholiwe Ndlovu (flanker) both boasting Super 14 experience. Jandre Marais, called up to replace Hargreaves in the second row, is a Baby Bok representative and knows fellow lock Anton Bresler well from their days together at under 19 and under 21 level.

There has been a loose forward reshuffle, with Justin Downey moving to blindside and Mike Rhodes taking the number 8 jersey vacated by Lusaseni. Lee Thompson and big Meyer Swanepoel are newcomers to the bench this week. In a somewhat surprising move, Julian Redelinghuys, usually a tighthead prop, takes Hannes Snyman’s place as the reserve hooker.

In one further change, Monty Dumond has recovered from his shoulder injury and replaces Jacques Venter at pivot. The latter drops to the bench.

Sharks XV to face Free State:

15 Chris Jordaan, 14 Mark Richards, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Andries Strauss (capt), 11 Luzuko Vulindlu, 10 Monty Dumond, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Mike Rhodes, 7 Justin Downey, 6 Skholiwe Ndlovu, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Jandre Marais, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Pat Cilliers
16 Julian Redelinghuys, 17 Sabz Nhlapo, 18 Lee Thompson, 19 Meyer Swanepoel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Jerome Pretorius, 22 Jacques Venter


  • Go Sharkies!! Wish this game was on the telly 🙁

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.03.10 10:37:36 by JarsonX Reply
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  • I’m sure someone will step up and do live updates for us?

    Going to make it worth 2000 points this week

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.03.10 11:13:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : 😛

    Maybe i should fly to SA!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.03.10 11:46:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : I’ll join you!

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.03.10 11:52:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : I’ll hitchhike to Empangeni 😛

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.03.10 11:58:43 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 5) : awesome!

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.03.10 11:59:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Where the kotch is Empangeni?

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.03.10 12:45:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser: Where the kotch have you been that you dont know Empangeni?

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.03.10 16:39:12 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • well go sharks we are behind you
    GO SHARKS GO :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.03.10 16:46:49 by Charmaine Reply


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