Ton up for Botes

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 21 Oct 2011 at 15:09
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Jacques Botes, named on the bench for the Sharks this weekend, will win his 100th Currie Cup cap for the Durban team should he take the field at any stage during Saturday’s semi-final against the Cheetahs.

Botes also stands to increase his lead at the top of the team’s try-scoring table for the competition, with his 8 tries so far in 2011 far ahead if Stefan Terblanche, in second place with 4. Botes is two tries behind Bjorn Basson (leading overall with 10) and could potentially even end up as the competition’s top try scorer, should he continue his exploits (and should the Sharks progress to the final).

Another crowd favourite will reach a milestone should he take the field, with Adi Jacobs set to appear for the Sharks for the 70th time in the Currie Cup. Right down at the other end of the scale, Willem Alberts and Marcell Coetzee will earn a 15th cap each, although the latter is also on the bench this week.

Captain Keegan Daniel, meanwhile, remains stranded on 29 career tries and would love to score his 30th in such an important match.


  • Go Botes’ie!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.10.11 15:25:11 by Ice Ice Bokkie Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • gonna be lekker if we make it through… lots of guys will have significant numbers coming up in the final

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.10.11 15:35:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • Would be great if Botes could overtake Basson as leading try scorer!

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.10.11 16:03:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : it would… but admittedly a bit of a long shot. 3 tries in the semi and final?

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.10.11 16:13:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : pppffffttt in your dreams boet

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.10.11 16:36:26 by Muzi Reply

  • the guy is the physical personification of the word average.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.10.11 17:00:15 by Megatron Reply

  • @Muzi (Comment 5) : How are your dreams turning out of late? 😈

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.10.11 23:54:48 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : Your baiting has lost subtlety.

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.10.11 00:00:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • thing is hed walk into the ep team

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.10.11 12:26:43 by Talent Reply

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