Few surprises likely for Sharks

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 7 Jul 2010 at 10:05
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The Sharks team to take on Griquas is likely to contain few surprises, but should be strong enough to contain a strong home outfit in Kimberley this weekend.

The coaching staff face a number of obstacles in the early part of the season, with injuries at loose forward, centre and amongst the outside backs limiting the selection options somewhat. The loss of Willem Alberts and Jean Deysel will be keenly felt, while Adrian Jacobs’ continued absence leaves no depth whatsoever at outside centre. The list of injured wingers is also a frighteningly long one, with Boks Odwa Ndungane and JP Pietersen and Sevens Bok Lionel Mapoe all still on the sidelines.

Our information is that Ross Skeate won’t be considered for selection this week, meaning that Anton Bresler may join Kyle Cooper as the only players in the squad uncapped at Currie Cup level. Bresler is understood be under a concussion cloud, though, having taken a knock during the warm-up game against the under 21s last week.

Probable Sharks team:

15 Patrick Lambie, 14 Lwazi Mvovo, 13 Stefan Terblanhce (captain), 12 Riaan Swanepoel, 11 Louis Ludik, 10 Steve Meyer, 9 Rory Kockott, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Patric Cilliers
16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Eugene van Staden, 18 Anton Bresler/Justin Downey, 19 Skholiwe Ndlovu, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Monty Dumond, 22 Andries Strauss


  • Not a bad team given the long list of injuries …

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.07.10 10:09:25 by Dalz Reply
  • @Dalz (Comment 1) : ja, it’s actually pretty good.

    Griquas are strong, though…

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.07.10 10:11:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dalz (Comment 1) : yeah, could we not have lindeque or stemmet in the 22 jersey though??

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.07.10 10:11:41 by war1 Reply
  • GO SHARKS !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.07.10 10:11:46 by Charlie Reply

  • Anybody know anything about JP du Plessis? One of our U18 centres who has been signed by the Melbourne Rebels.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.07.10 10:16:18 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 5) : he played league for sydney roosters last year and was expected to go to the lions where his dad is in the coaching system but now went to melbourne, apparently he is quite good.

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.07.10 10:18:07 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 I agree with u, kick out strauss and in with a youngster,
    @5 he’s not under 18, he’s played a season rugby league in aus, and now going to the rebels

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.07.10 10:21:40 by willa Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 6) : Thanks. Let’s hope he has better luck injury wise than Rathbone.

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.07.10 10:23:03 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 7) : Ja, my bad – I should’ve said “former SA Schools centre.”

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.07.10 10:24:09 by rhineshark Reply
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  • All good my friend

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.07.10 10:32:59 by willa Reply

  • Jipeeeee!! I am superstoked about the start of the CC!!

    Pity I am in Durbs this weekend and now they playing in Kimberley… 🙁

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.07.10 10:40:02 by Ice Queen of the Blog Reply
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  • @ice, same here, can’t wait, I wanted to go next week for the bulls but now I have to go to kruger park

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.07.10 10:50:40 by willa Reply

  • Hope u have a tv!! 😆

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.07.10 11:00:37 by Ice Queen of the Blog Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 12) : At least you’ll get to watch the Lions :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.07.10 11:13:37 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @14 haha ja that’s the only place I won’t call them losers to their faces

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.07.10 11:16:22 by willa Reply

  • @willa (Comment 15) : That’s true. I believe the Lions in the Kruger would like the Lions in Johannesburg to change their name. Apparently they are starting to take offense and would like everybody to know that they have no affiliation to the Rugby team what so ever. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.07.10 11:32:03 by Farlington Reply

  • @Farlington (Comment 16) : I believe there is such a disclaimer sign at every Kruger gate :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.07.10 11:54:33 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Do you think Manie’s name is short for Maanhaar? Dan gaan daai Krugerwildtuin leeus hom blixem!

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.07.10 12:09:22 by Ice Queen of the Blog Reply
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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Go Sharks Go :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 😉
    oh shit clean forgot about FL 😳

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.07.10 20:14:38 by chaz Reply


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