Richard Ferguson

Barnes cleared to face Sharks

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 25 May 2011 at 20:54
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The Waratahs have announced their team to take on the Sharks this weekend with only one change to the team that beat the Lions so comprehensively last weekend. Sitaleki Timani comes in at lock to partner Dean Mumm.

Reports earlier in the week had Berrick Barnes ruled out with concussion, but this turned out incorrect as he was just a confused as to which year he was in and which team he was playing for, and woke up knowledgeable the next day. He will take the flyhalf jersey again after his great performance last week.

Another player who the Sharks have to keep an eye on is fullback Kurtley Beale, who occasionally pops up in the first receiver role, especially on attack, and will make life difficult all evening.

The Waratahs have a tricky tour of South Africa with the Sharks this Saturday and then up to Pretoria to face the Bulls next weekend.


Kurtley Beale, Lachie Turner, Ryan Cross, Tom Carter, Sosene Anesi, Berrick Barnes, Luke Burgess, Ben Mowen, Chris Alcock, Dave Dennis, Sitaleki Timani, Dean Mumm (c]), Sekope Kepu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson.

Reserves: John Ulugia, Al Baxter, Pat O’Connor, Hugh Perrett, Brendan McKibbin, Daniel Halangahu, Atieli Pakalani.


  • Go Berrick šŸ˜€

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.05.11 21:08:07 by Megatron Reply
  • That’s some team. Sharks need their A+ game.

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.05.11 21:24:48 by Mocho Reply
  • Feel for the Cleffie Palu – been strung up by injuries… I hope our bang crashers don’t end up like him… These types only get about 4.5 years of good quality rugby…

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.05.11 21:57:12 by DarkDestroyer Reply
  • Very decent out fit this Tahs team, really good 10,12,13 and 15…..

    a solid front row too.

    Tough game for Sharks, selection critical in my opinion.

    I would go with Keegan Daniels at 8, Botes 6 and Deysel at 7.

    Van Staden at 3, Beast and Bissy, Smit from bench.

    Make or break time now. Still cannot shake a feeling I have that all of the Sharks, Stormers and Bulls will get beaten Saturday!

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.05.11 07:12:00 by grant10 Reply
  • @grant10 (Comment 4) : I’m quite exited for the team announcement…

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.05.11 08:15:53 by franshark Reply
  • @grant10 (Comment 4) : It’s DANIEL without the ‘S’ šŸ˜‰

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.05.11 08:28:56 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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