Richard Ferguson

Sharks nowhere to be seen

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news, Lions, Sharks, WP on 13 Jul 2010 at 16:00
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The first round of the 2010 Currie Cup has come and gone, with a surprising (or was it?) loss for the Sharks to a strong Griquas team, and their players were rewarded by being chosen in the Team of the Week, as selected by the Rugby365 website.

The Sharks managed one mention in the starting line up and a close second, which is a near miss and nothing really to brag about with only 8 teams in the competition.

Rugby365 reported the following team:

15 – Hennie Daniller (Free State Cheetahs):
Not only did he set up the Cheetahs’ only try with a delightful little chip-‘n-chase, but his boot often helped the visitors out of trouble.
Close second: Riaan Viljoen (Griquas)

14 – Gerhard van den Heever (Blue Bulls):
He showed his class in the Super 14 already, and the Pumas found out why in their first game back in the big league.
Close second: Tonderai Chavhanga (Lions)

13 – Stephan Dippenaar (Blue Bulls):
A lot is expected of this young man and cutting his teeth at Currie Cup level will do him wonders for the future.
Close second: Marius Delport (Lions)

12 – Matt Rosslee (Griquas):
Not bad for a young man who was still playing Varsity Cup a few months ago. And he’s not a shabby flyhalf either.
Close second: Paul Bosch (Western Province)

11 – Bjorn Basson (Griquas):
Somehow it seems an injustice that a man who did not let the Springboks down in his rare appearances in June should sit at home. At least he let Bok coach Peter de Villiers know that he is still around.
Close second: John Mametsa (Blue Bulls)

10 – Naas Olivier (Griquas):
There are still those who doubt his ability to step up to a higher level, but at the weekend his was the general that directed Griquas to victory.
Close second: Willem de Waal (Western Province)

9 – Sarel Pretorius (Griquas):
Another player that will not disgrace the Springbok team, who seems to be in dire need of a quality scrumhalf.
Close second: Jano Vermaak (Lions)

8 Keegan Daniel (Sharks):
One of the few Sharks players who really stood out in a disappointing day at the office for them.
Close second: Duane Vermeulen (Western Province)

7 – Franco van der Merwe (Lions):
He is one of those workhorses that seldom get recognition, but always deliver.
Close second: Francois Uys (Free State Cheetahs)

6 – Wesley Wilkins (Griquas):
Another former Varsity Cup star that has made a successful transition to the Currie Cup stage.
Close second: Pieter Louw (Western Province)

5 – Anton van Zyl (Western Province):
A real warrior who always puts his body on the line for the cause.
Close second: Cecil Kemp (Griquas)

4 – Flip van der Merwe (Blue Bulls):
He is carried his good Super 14 form into the June Tests and now into the Currie Cup. The Boks can do with a hard man that knows where to draw the line.
Close second: Adriaan Fondse (Western Province)

3 – Brok Harris (Western Province):
The cornerstone of a solid Province tight five.
Close second: Werner Kruger (Blue Bulls):

2 – Gary Botha (Blue Bulls):
Another player that can feel aggrieved that he is not on international duty.
Close second: Craig Burden (Sharks)

1 – Wikus Blaauw (Western Province):
Also carried his good Super 14 form into the Currie Cup.
Close second: Coenie Oosthuizen (Free State Cheetahs


  • Keegan Daniel as the best number 8 ๐Ÿ™‚

    What did I miss?

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.07.10 16:15:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Didn’t Oom Stef round Rosslee quite easily, think he may be a tad slow for centre.

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.07.10 16:20:23 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : he did take the ball nowhere very well

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.07.10 16:21:38 by willa Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : I must have missed it as well ๐Ÿ™„

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.07.10 16:23:52 by Pokkel Reply
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  • When I read the heading I thought the Sharks have gone AWOL in training. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.07.10 16:26:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Keegan is a great number 8, but only behind a pack that weighs 800kg without him…

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.07.10 16:27:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    and behind vermeulen nogal ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.07.10 16:32:59 by KSA Shark ยฉ Reply

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  • I missed the Lions game, how did Waylon fare in the red? Against the Leopards isn’t a fair trial, but looking forward to see him get some game time, regardless of team, a class player that needs a distribution type inside centre, interesting to see he IS inside centre there…

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.07.10 16:33:48 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 8) : the game wasn’t on TV, so nobody really knows

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.07.10 16:41:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • bjorn showed oom stefan a clean pair of heelsm ๐Ÿ˜† i hope it kind of sank to him that he is past his sell-by date! Imagine lambie & stephan trying to chase down van den Heever hahahahaha what a joke, even the duo stephan watermeyer & dippenaar will make swannie & oom stef sweat buckets….Bulls by 10+

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.07.10 16:45:52 by Megatron Reply

  • sharks should poach watermeyer but i,m backing the sharks for an upset this weekend wouldn,t put money on it but when shark teams want to they can play under pressure and cause upsets as long as it,s not a playoff match

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.07.10 17:45:54 by zvision10 Reply

  • ya matty roslee is no speed man but his good he,d make the sharks team at flyhalf my man can turn things on at flyhalf I rate him more than peter grant and it hurts to say that .province is worse than the sharks with there youngsters is it that they have to much talent in the wp

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.07.10 17:54:18 by zvision10 Reply

  • I would have left Keegan out completely with Vermeulen at number 8

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.07.10 18:16:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • jaque louis potgieter is a shark….

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.07.10 20:51:45 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : thanks – got it. That’s a big signing

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.07.10 21:04:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : With you there Rob, I think Keegan is brilliant but we can`t really afford to play him when we`ve got bigger guys available.

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.07.10 15:34:17 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Hopefully we get more names on there after saturday’s game! hope i’m back home in time 4 da match!

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.07.10 15:36:49 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 10) :

    Bjorn Basson is one of the fastest backs in Sa rugby imo. I think that he is able to run around most players.

    Why one of the bigger unions havn’t bought him, is beyond me.

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.07.10 13:52:06 by Bump Reply


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