Jordaan, Mtembu make Blitzbokke squad

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sevens, Sharks on 24 Jan 2011 at 17:40
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SA Schools centre Paul Jordaan has been selected in Paul Treu’s squad to compete at the Wellington and LA legs of the IRB Sevens circuit. Jordaan, who matriculated at Grey Kollege only last year, will join the Sharks Academy in mid-year, once his sevens commitments are over.

Also representing the Sharks in the squad is loose forward Lubabalo “Tera” Mtembu, who has fought his way back in after last playing for the Blitzbokke a few months back. Mtembu’s good news, though, is unfortunately not as widespread as we’d like, with fellow Sharks in Mark Richards and Sbura Sithole missing out this time around. The latter is back in Durban, undergoing rehabilitation to an injured knee and should be back on the field in a few weeks’ time.

The squad leave for New Zealand on Friday.

The Springbok Sevens squad to Wellington and Las Vegas:

Boom Prinsloo, Kyle Brown (captain), Frankie Horne, Chris Dry, Lubabalo Mtembu, Paul Delport, Branco du Preez, Renfred Dazel, Pieter Engelbrecht, Bernado Botha, Steven Hunt, Paul Jordaan.


  • I am very very pleased for paul! The Sharks could have used Mtembu as a 6th loose forward in Super rugby though.

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.01.11 17:45:22 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 1) : I really like Mtembu. I often wonder if anyone has done meaningful research into determining if there are benefits for a promising young 15-man game player taking a season or 2 out to play 7’s.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.01.11 18:15:16 by beet Reply
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  • Is this a bad time to plug my 1 and only Youtube video which happens to be of Paul Jordaan. Judging by the number of hits so far, I reckon I’m on course to overtake that evolution of dance guy in popularity.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.01.11 18:19:49 by beet Reply
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  • The future of Sharks Rugby is looking pretty good imho. 😎

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.01.11 18:20:11 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Honestly can’t the rugby just start already????! 😕

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.01.11 19:28:16 by Ben Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 3) : I’ve done my bit in your quest to make this the most viewed video of all time.

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.01.11 13:54:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 6) : me too… keep watching it in the vain hope that the pass will eventually be called forward 🙂

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.01.11 14:09:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Linique and jordaan…play them now from a young age…same as jullie joubert, fleck berry, berry joubert, de villiers fourie!!! Not to mention horn little—!!! I can see linique and jordaan going far in the sharks jersey!

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.01.11 15:33:08 by BoerSeun Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : 😯 forward pass….where?. It does sort of spoil it a bit.

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.01.11 15:51:15 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 9) : he he… just a tad.

    That kid has got some amazing feet, though. Wow. Can see why the Sevens boys want him

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.01.11 16:16:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : Rob you also hear a lot about players with amazing 100m times but hardly ever get to witness it either coz there’re not on an athletics track or don’t get the space to run straight lines. Paul may not boast a speed merchants time but in rugby boots on a grass field when it matters (usually over 10m-25m), he is quick. And he’s got some seriously good ball skills as well. I think he’s the kind of player who’d be at home in any possie in a backline excl no.9

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.01.11 16:50:24 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 11) : I’m really chuffed that we got him… let’s just hope we get him back from 7s soon – and in one piece!

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.01.11 17:25:45 by robdylan Reply
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