Dell to skipper Sharks under 19s

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 15 Jul 2011 at 08:55
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SA Schools prop Allan Dell has been named captain as Sharks under 19 coach Ryan Strudwick announces an exciting lineup to face the Blue Bulls in their opening match of the ABSA Under 19 season.

Dell, who is more comfortable at tight head, has been handed the number one jersey for this encounter as a dearth of options at loosehead has opened the door for him to impress in a new position. Paarl Boys High’s Maks van Dyk will play at tighthead, The trend for tall locks is continued from the under 21s, with Stephan Lewies a 2.01m monster in the second row. Openside flanker Khaya Majola is a recognisable name in the back row, with the former Westville boy having impressed enough at Craven Week last year to gain SA Under 18 selection.

The name that will get the tongues wagging most, of course, is that of Paul Jordaan, named to start in his favoured number 12 jersey (at last!). Fred Zeilinga will work with him at flyhalf and for those lucky enough to see this game, they might just see the first appearance of a 10-12 combination that could go on to do great things for the Sharks for many years to come.

Other players like fullback Duane Adams, centre Andrew Holland, scrumhalf Ivan Ludick and hooker Franco Marais are expected to impress. It’s also good to see Pretoria Boys High continuing to represent for the Sharks, with reserve prop Simon Kerrod an old boy of that fine educational institution.

Β The Sharks Under 19s
15 Duane Adams
14 Vernon du Randt
13 Andrew Holland
12 Paul Jordaan
11 Heinrich Arendse
10 Fred Zeilinga
9 Ivan Ludick
8 Braam Steyn
7 Alwyn Jansen van Vuuren
6 Khaya Majola
5 Stephan Lewies
4 Wade Elliott
3 Nicolaas van Dyk
2 Franco Marais
1 Allan Dell (Capt)
16 Emile Van Wyk
17 Simon Kerrod
18 Stephan Deyzel
19 Ernst Ladendorf
20 Jason Klaasen
21 Ruan Allerston
22 Riaan van Zyl
23 Lionel Abrahams


  • Fred Zeilinga at 10 and on the 21’s bench 😯 Is he SuperFred?

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.07.11 09:08:22 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Go Sharks Babies! πŸ˜›

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.07.11 09:09:32 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : I just fond out the kid is comfortable at scrummie too

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.07.11 09:19:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Your’e kidding, Fred (Michalak) Zeilinga 😯 😎 πŸ˜›

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.07.11 09:23:09 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 4) : sounds like it

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.07.11 09:30:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • :mrgreen: The Bulls under 19 team is not bad!

    SA schools representatives Andile Jho..Rudi van rooyen at 9 and nardus van der walt number 8 are all still missing through injury and under 21 rugby.

    The Vodacom Blue Bulls u.19 side to play Natal in Durban on Saturday July 16th, 2011 at 12h45 is: Juan Nel, Dean Gorrah, William Small-Smith (v/c), Christopher Bosch, Damian van Wyk. Tony Jantjies, Abrie Griesel, Malherbe van Wyk, CJ van der Schyff, Wiaan Liebenberg (c), Marvin Orrie, Schalk van Heerden, Hencus van Wyk, Jason Thomas, Christopher Gouws. Replacements: Jaco Visagie, Marzug Maarman, Victor Hechter, Cloete Wessels, Jacques Olivier, Christian Rust, Danie Ludick.

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.07.11 09:43:09 by Muzi Reply

  • Three awesome derbies on a lovely Saturday in Durban..

    There is no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.07.11 09:45:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • “Fred Zeilinga will work with him at flyhalf and for those lucky enough to see this game, they might just see the first appearance of a 10-12 combination that could go on to do great things for the Sharks for many years to come.” – Lets not forget about Lambie now Rob. I still think his best position is flyhalf not fullback (lacks pace at fullback).

    Good team though, and Muzi do you know by any chance how tall your Bulls locks are? Coz I am willing to bet that we are gonna be heads taller than them in the lineouts!

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.07.11 09:59:54 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • good morning everyone

    Rob aint it nice to see the young talent coming through atlast???

    lots of names we have been talking about for some time , cant wait to see then flourish

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.07.11 10:18:16 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • anyone keen on giving us background on this u/19 okes? 😐 like schools and representative honours if any? rob touched on a few in the article, but where these babies are from would be interesting.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.07.11 10:21:43 by VanWilder Reply

  • Based on the Bulls pack at Craven Week this year (actually every year!) I’d be very surprised if the Sharks locks are much bigger – I know Schalk van Heerden was in the SA U18 squad and also played for the Bulls U19’s in 2010.
    I think that the Lions contracted the “lions share” of the 2010 SA U18 locks – Ruan Venter (who played SA U20 this year), Ruan Botha at 2.04m, and the massive Paul Willemse who is 2m and 135kg.

    This has the makings of a good game and it will be interesting to see the former Grey and SA U18 centre partners up against each other.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.07.11 11:34:21 by steve Reply

  • Good luck boys.

    So looking forward to this game.

    Well done Andrew Holland of Kearsney.

    Interesting to see Khaya in ahead of Jason Claasen, a specialist opensider.

    Good work by the previously disadvantaged player who made the bench. Coming out of PBHS and making a top u19 outfit, that takes some doing. Well done Kerrod! :mrgreen:

    Wait! I’ve just found out Kerrod was a boarder. Not such a special achievement after all. I thought he was a PBHS day boy.

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.07.11 12:57:46 by beet Reply
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  • @steve (Comment 11) : Hey Steve. Are you able to give an update on Robert?

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.07.11 12:58:22 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 12) : Lee Thomson was a day boy and he ALMOST made it… I’m not giving up hope πŸ™‚

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.07.11 12:59:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 13) : Robert who?

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.07.11 13:00:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : Robert de Bruyn. He played MHS 1st team with Lambie, Richards, Cronje x 2, Conradie and his older brother Murray.

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.07.11 13:11:19 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 16) : what possie? I don’t recognise the name

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.07.11 13:13:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : He was/is centre. He captained Lions u19 last year and won their award for best u19 player.

    Steve’s his old man, the executive producer of several Youtube videos highlighting MHS fantastic 2008 season.

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.07.11 13:36:16 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 18) : oh indeed… will go have a look on youtchoep

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.07.11 13:38:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Beet (comment 13)Rob is v/c of the lions U21 side – they played the Valke on friday night – won 70-3.
    The look like they have a good side and barring injuries should do well – they played in the final in 2009 at U19 level.
    They put 40 pts on the leopards in a warm up game in potch and I saw that the Leopards beat OFS in Bloem yesterday.
    One of their new faces is the kearsney boy Kene Okafor who played SA schools in 2007. He has bulked up incredibly.
    Rob was in the Vodacom cup squad and played in the senior compulsory currie cup friendly a few weeks ago.
    He is in the “extended” senior squad which means they train with the CC side twice a week.

    Beet “exective producer” is a bit of a joke – it just meant I put up some cash!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.07.11 18:34:33 by steve Reply

  • @steve (Comment 20) : hang on – are you saying Kene is STILL u21? This year?

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.07.11 18:43:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @steve (Comment 20) : ignore that last question… of course he is…

    I’ll forget my own name next :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.07.11 18:44:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ robdylan re Kene – he has some tough competition for the starting lock spots. Sebastian de Chaves (SA U20 lock in 2010) will be back from injury soon and I also think that Ruan Venter who played SA U20 this year will play for the U21’s,

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.07.11 19:47:46 by steve Reply

  • @beet (Comment 13) : just worked out how the comments work – see comment 20 above

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.07.11 18:54:51 by steve Reply

  • @steve (Comment 24) : Thanks Steve. I read your comment on Sunday night.

    You’ve told me about the exec producer bit before. You’re far too modest. If it were me, I’d take all the glory and play down the role of others on the project. πŸ˜›

    Rob and Sharksworld are an excellent source of information on the juniors so we got to hear about the Kene move as soon as Rob was allowed to share the info publicly. I think you’re right. Kene’s really got his work cut out for him but then again which junior doesn’t. I wish him all the best and I’m hoping the Lions move turns out to be a good one for him.

    Thanks for the info. A caught a bit of the u21 game on Friday and didn’t recognise Robert with the longer hair straight away. I’m following his career with keen interest and hopefully we’ll see him in the seniors very soon.

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.07.11 20:50:04 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 25) : If anyone should get the credit it is Kobus Combrinck, Ruan’s dad, who provided most of the footage. A group of parents decided in 2007 to make a memento DVD for each of the players and coaching staff. We got some friends in the industry to edit highlights clips and add the music. It was such a success that we repeated the excercise in 2008. Inevitably the boys copied the DVD’s and one of the guys involved in the technical side uploaded the clips to youtube.

    The key of course was that both the 07 and 08 sides had outstanding seasons but more importantly played high paced running rugby (a bit like the Sharks on saturday!).

    It is fantastic to see that someone is making an effort to cover the U19 & U21’s. These guys are the future of our rugby and are largely ignored over this critical period in their rugby development. It is always interesting to watch how some unheralded players come through and other “stars” are exposed at the higher level.

    I think that there is a general lack of appreciation of the significant step up in conditioning and skills between Craven Week and even the U19 Currie Cup where they are all full time professionals.

    You see it every year when provinces are forced through injury to dip into their schoolboy resources. With very few exceptions (Jaco Taute being one) they struggle.

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.07.11 08:15:40 by steve Reply


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