Richard Ferguson

Windhoek Lager Team of the Week

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby on 14 Jun 2011 at 11:00
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Welcome to the Windhoek Lager Team of the Week for Round 17. We have decided to make it an all South African team and base it only on the weekend matches. So if your favourite player did not play on the weekend, he will not be in the team.

Thanks must go to Windhoek Lager for sponsoring this weekly Team. We will have a Team of the Year competition at the end of the season, so make sure to take note of certain players who consistently make the team.

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1.Dean Greyling – Solid performance from the Bulls strong man. He was the best loosehead on show on the weekend.

2. Bandise Maku – Head to head with John Smit and he stood firm. Good game from the young Lions hooker.

3. Werner Kruger – The other half of a dominant Bulls scrum. Tightheads in South Africa are a bit of a rarity and Kruger is making all the right noises.

4. Danie Rossouw – Danie showed his versatility, being able to swop positions in a heartbeat and filling the boots of Bakkies in that Bulls scrum is no easy task.

5. Victor Matfield – Matfield got revenge for the whipping he got handed from Bekker a few weeks ago, and is peaking at the right time for the Springboks.

6. Schalk Burger – A no brainer really. This man has had a great season so far and we can all only hope he carries it into the Tri Nations.

7. Cobus Grobbelaar – Baywatch had a fantastic game against the Sharks, and he outshone the much higher regarded Keegan Daniel. Scored a few tries to cap a good final game of the season.

8. Duane Vermeulen – The ‘carthorse’ had a good game against the preferred Springbok eighthman, Pierre Spies. He is playing hard to win that Springbok squad spot.

9. Francois Hougaard – What a replacement to have for the great Fourie du Preez. He really stood up to the occasion, and although the opposition scrummie was no competition, he still played a great game.

10. Pat Lambie – Lambie and his newly trained boot got the Sharks two points on Saturday night! He was so disappointed after the game, but should be very pleased with his performance, and his creative hand in two of the tries.

11. Bryan Habana – This man is really trying hard, he is all over the park and is making great strides in getting his old form back. He seems to have lost a bit of pace, but is still difficult to bring down (when he doesn’t bring himself down).

12. Meyer Bosman – A second good performance in a row from the ‘turnstile’ Bosman, and he has sure worked on his tackling. Let’s hope he can take this form into a strong Currie Cup for the boys in black.

13. Doppies la Grange – Hard man to bring down and has proved to be an inspirational leader for the Lions team. He will only get better over the coming months. Watch this man in the Currie Cup!

14. Gerhard van den Heever – None of the wings really stood out this weekend, but you have to give Gerhard a bit of credit for having a good game.

15. Jaco Taute – The best young fullback around, and it is only a matter of time until we see him in the Green and Gold!


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  • Comment 1, posted at 14.06.11 11:05:08 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • The fact that Dean Greyling made it onto the list is a massive concern. He gave away a few free kicks and penalties at the scrum. Shocking to see that he was the best loosehead for the weekend.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.06.11 11:08:44 by Viking Reply
  • So Mr. Kaplan is the ref for Sat game against the Bulls 😕

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.06.11 11:14:30 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • DUANE!!!!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.06.11 11:16:36 by molly Reply
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  • Not a bad side !
    I would have had kanko @ 8.

    Sharks need to have a look at herbst ,really like what i saw from him in the last game.

    If i had anything to say about the team vs bulls

    1.Beast 2.Bismarck 3.Smit
    4.Mostert 5.Hargreeves
    6.Daniels 7.Alberts
    15.Ludik -No diff between him and stef

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.06.11 11:16:51 by Talent Reply
  • Meyer Bosman and Bryan Habana, now there’s 2 names we’d thought we wouldn’t have seen in this team. 🙂

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.06.11 11:18:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 2) : The scrums were a disaster area, don’t think the ref took any control there whatsoever.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.06.11 11:19:24 by molly Reply
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  • If we had a windhoek Lager bench of the week it would have been as follow IMO:
    16. Bismarck du Plessis
    17. Wiehahn Herbst.
    18. Alistair Hargreaves
    19. Marcell Coetzee
    20. Fred Michalak
    21. ?
    22. Adi Jacobs
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.06.11 11:29:34 by Viking Reply
  • @molly (Comment 7) : Well the scrums are beeing blown so inconsistent by different refs that it becomes difficult to judge props. But it is very similar to a fetcher who has to adapt to the wistle man and his interpretation.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.06.11 11:31:13 by Viking Reply
  • @Viking (Comment 8) : 🙂

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.06.11 11:31:24 by Ben Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 5) :

    NOOOOOO Smit at 3 is a BIG NOOOOOOO

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.06.11 11:32:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 5) : I would rather play Jannie at 3 and Deysel at 7. Bring on Alberts for the last 30 to seal the deal…

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.06.11 11:43:24 by Viking Reply
  • @Viking (Comment 12) : we cant afford to have either deysel or alberts on the bench this weekend

    or again we will get brutalised

    kanko at 8 alberts 7 and deysel 6 and the way i see it have a coetzee and daniel both on the bench , with a 5-2 split

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.06.11 12:57:51 by sharks_lover Reply
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