Sharks XV trial squads named

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 10 Feb 2011 at 12:42
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Sharks Vodacom cup coach Sean Everitt will put his charges through their paces in a trial game tomorrow afternoon, aimed to help him finalise his best XV ahead of the competition. At the request of the John Plumtree, a number of players in the Super Rugby squad deemed short of game time will be given a run as well.

Among the latter group are the names of Adi Jacobs, Riaan Swanepoel, Conrad Hoffman and the once-again on-trial SWD Eagles loose forward, Jacques Engelbrecht. All of these players have been included in one team, while the other team includes those players that, at this stage, look most likely to be Everitt’s probables for the Vodacom Cup. A number of interesting positional selections have been made, with Dan Adonga at lock and Piet Lindeque on the wing.

A pair of other “on trial” players will play for the other team, in prop Phil Nel and winger Piet Peens.

Vodacom Cup probables:
15 Kobus de Kock, 14 Mark Richards, 13 Trompie Pretorius, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Piet Lindeque, 10 Guy Cronje, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Marcell Coetzee, 7 Lambert Groenewald, 6 Farncois Kleinhans, 5 Dan Adonga, 4 Jandre Marais, 3 Francois Hanekom, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Sabelo Nhlapo

15 Wynand Pienaar, 14 Piet Peens, 13 Adrian Jacobs, 12 Riaan Swanepoel, 11 Rosco Speckman, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Conrad Hoffman, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Lee Thompson, 6 Cam Dunlop, 5 Kene Okafor, 4 Byron Egan, 3 Phil Nel, 2 Hannes Snyman, 1 Rob Harris

Reserves will be shared amongst the two teams. The following players are on the combined bench:
Dale Chadwick, Monde Hadebe, Jody Jenneker, Shaun Malton, Johan Schoonbee, Cobus Reinach, Willie du Plessis, Dwayne Jenner, Luzuko Vulindlu, Heimar Williams, Jaco van Tonder, Gouws Prinsloo


  • Luckily Piet Peens is a winger othersiwe he might lose an “e” if he was a prop and become Piet Pens! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.02.11 13:01:40 by Ice (KCM) Reply
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  • Thanks Rob, the likes of Adi, Swannie and Hoffie really needed another game before the season starts. I hope this goes well for Vleis too.

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.02.11 13:27:56 by war1 Reply
  • GO OTHERS !!! ๐Ÿ™„

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.02.11 13:35:02 by Charlie Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 2) : really bummed not to see Zuks’ name there. Guess the hammie must still be worrying him

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.02.11 13:42:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • name-dropping time… I have 11 of the 30 on BBM ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.02.11 13:44:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : and this makes you feel warm & fuzzy i guess ๐Ÿ™„ what a groupie.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.02.11 13:58:17 by Megatron Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : The Sharks XV is playing a warm up game in my hometown next Friday ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.02.11 14:02:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Sharks Xv .Look ver strong .Nice squad to feed into the Super squad .Hope Kyle Cooper will make huge inroads this year .

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.02.11 14:04:13 by Speed7 Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 3) : The start to Adi’s Vodacom Cup greatness ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.02.11 14:15:18 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Squads are quite balanced me thinks, the Cronje twins should have been split up to keep it interesting.

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.02.11 14:16:45 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • How old are the Cronje’s now?

    isn’t it about thime they start delivering on the promise they showed as kids?

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.02.11 14:18:02 by KSA Shark ยฉ Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : Back again, eh? Where’s your cuz, is he still in the u21’s?

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.02.11 14:20:41 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : I have your cousin too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.02.11 14:27:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 9) : Looking forward to it, you have to start somewhere ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.02.11 14:42:31 by Charlie Reply

  • @KSA Shark ยฉ (Comment 11) : They seem to neva grow old…might be the problem… ๐Ÿ™„

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.02.11 14:43:58 by Charlie Reply

  • @CapeShark (Comment 12) : in the final stages of rehab after a knee injury. Will prob go back to 7s when he’s fixed

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.02.11 14:49:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Interesting to see Howard Mnisi at 12. I think his style of play makes him better suited to this position.
    Wynand Pienaar must still be off trying to regain form after his injury. Hopefully he’ll step things up in this trial and make the he starting place at the back his own.

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.02.11 15:15:58 by beet Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Rob are the public allowed to watch this game โ“
    Where is Jenner โ“

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.02.11 15:17:50 by beet Reply
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  • Lions have named a very average looking B side to take on the Kings. So much more depth available to the Sharks XV.

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.02.11 16:00:26 by Speed7 Reply

  • @beet (Comment 18) : don’t know, but doubt it.

    Re q2, I will ask… also not sure where Heimar Williams, Keiran Goss and a whole bunch of other guys are.

    I will ask. Assuming they may be benching

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.02.11 16:44:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Speed7 (Comment 19) : battling to understand your agenda… you seem to loathe the Sharks, but love the Sharks XV? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.02.11 16:45:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • I don’t have an agenda. Obviously I support the Lions but also prefer everything going in one direction ie whatever is good for the Boks. If that means Beast starting in an all Bok front row then that is enough for me.

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.02.11 17:11:01 by Speed7 Reply

  • At the same time I do love a bit of wind-up.

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.02.11 17:17:24 by Speed7 Reply

  • Oh. Shit. Now I remembered. I really don’t mind the Sharks at all. They play such a good brand of rugby. Its the one-eyed supporters who I loathe. Sorry.

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.02.11 17:24:46 by Speed7 Reply

  • @Speed7 (Comment 24) :
    We cant all have your charisma and tact. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.02.11 17:35:12 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I know. Sharks XV still gonna do well though.

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.02.11 17:42:41 by Speed7 Reply

  • @Speed7 (Comment 24) : you spend a lot of time with people you loathe. Masochist :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.02.11 17:53:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Haha. Keeping the enemy close. Need to know how you guys think. Maybe I could learn from you.

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.02.11 18:05:16 by Speed7 Reply

  • Is Dan Adonga def going to stay a forward?

    I really hoped he could move to the back somewhere.

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.02.11 21:46:39 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • So Steve Walsh to ref our first game, guess its better than Pro… still dont like the guy tho!

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.02.11 02:39:45 by RuckingFun Reply

  • @KSA Shark ยฉ (Comment 11) : The twins are 21 turning 22 this year. They still young give them time. How do you get into the team if you never get a shot. A couple of years ago Ross was in the super14 squad now he is back at vodacom cup. The Hoffman and JLP purchase pushed the twins further down the pecking order. I might be biased but I think the twins are really good. I watched Guy play for Rovers a few seasons ago in a final and he was back down the left hand touchline for a clearence kick from the opposition. He received the ball just inside the opposition 50m (about 40m) and slotted a drop goal from the touchline to win the match! Thats pretty good for 19/20 year old playing in a senior team.

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.02.11 04:10:13 by Ozbok Reply

  • @CapeShark (Comment 12) : he is playing 7’s this year, but he’s been injured.

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.02.11 07:46:29 by Megatron Reply

  • Deysel? :(:(

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.02.11 13:49:58 by Talent Reply
  • @Charlie (Comment 3) : do us proud Charlie i think you need alot of practice its only going to make your game a much better one after all the injury you had :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.02.11 21:24:27 by chaz Reply


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