Richard Ferguson

Deysel is back!

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 22 Mar 2012 at 12:41
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The Sharks XV take on the Free State XV in the third round of Vodacom Cup matches on Friday night, with Jean Deysel finally getting himself back on the field of play, after some extensive rehab. The big flanker will lead the side from the 7 jersey, in the place of Francois Kleinhans, who takes a break following a suspension for stomping.

The centres who did duty for the Sharks XV last week against Western Province, are both on tour with the Super Rugby squad, meaning Wandile Mjekevu will come in one jersey from the wing to play outside Heimar Williams, who will be wearing the 12 jersey.

Kyle Cooper has been selected ahead of Monde Hadebe, and starts his first game after he too had a lengthy time on the sidelines with an injury. The call up of Nick Schonert to join the touring party has led to Allan Dell being selected to start at tighthead.

Conrad Hoffmann will again come off the bench, still gaining match fitness after his own injury. Piet Lindeque comes onto the bench to cover the centres.

The Sharks XV

15. Gouws Prinsloo
14. S’bura Sithole
13. Wandile Mjekevu
12. Heimar Williams
11. Rosko Specman
10. Fred Zeilinga
9. Cobus Reinach
8. Lubabalo Mtembu
7. Jean Deysel (Capt)
6. Chris Cloete
5. Pieter-Steph du Toit
4. Peet Marais
3. Allan Dell
2. Kyle Cooper
1. Danie Mienie


16. Monde Hadebe
17. Nicolaas van Dyk
18. Braam Steyn
19. Brynard Stander
20. Conrad Hoffmann
21. Piet Lindeque
22. Jors Dannhauser


  • How long was Kleinhans sent on holiday for?

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.03.12 12:43:13 by Morné Reply
  • @Morné (Comment 1) :

    Nobody seems to know?

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.03.12 12:43:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : Hope he learns his lesson. That was a stupid thing to do. Other than that incident he was brilliant against WP last week.

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.03.12 12:49:36 by Ben Reply
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  • Who is the regular Captain?

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.03.12 12:50:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : @Ben (Comment 3) :

    He is a very good young player.

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.03.12 12:51:15 by Morné Reply
  • Another question.

    If Deysel is fit, why not have him on tour? I know the big thing about match fitness etc but clearly he is fit for 80 minutes of rugby if he is captain?

    I would rather have a Deysel on the bench on tour than playing in the VC.

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.03.12 12:52:16 by Morné Reply
  • @Ben (Comment 3) : True, he was the stand out player of the Sharks 15.

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.03.12 12:53:00 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : 1st game Jandre Marais was captain and last week Monde Hadebe was.

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.03.12 12:55:05 by Ben Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 6) :

    Deysel will probably play 40 minutes, and Hadebe (the regular captain) will come on in the second half..

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.03.12 12:56:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 6) : Fram what I understand Deysel will be leaving to join the tour if he comes through this game okay. The Sharks have only toured with 25 leaving a spot for Deysel to make the 26.

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.03.12 12:56:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 8) : I would have thought they’d settle on a captain an dlet him lead the team for as long as possible, switching everyweek is not ideal IMO.

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.03.12 12:58:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 6) :
    @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) :

    It seems to be a race between Skeate and Deysel to see who will make up the 26th player on the tour.

    Seems Deysel has the inside line by playing already, but we wait to see how fit he is..

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.03.12 12:58:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) :

    In the U21 campaing last year, they appointed two captains, and they rotated every week, yet both played every week as they were both hookers who replaced each other..

    I am not sure how effective it is?!

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.03.12 12:59:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 12) :

    Ahh okay – makes sense now

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.03.12 13:01:46 by Morné Reply
  • Brilliant news. Lets hope he comes through unscathed.

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.03.12 13:16:19 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) : 3 weeks

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.03.12 13:45:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Dammit. Serves him right though.

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.03.12 13:49:15 by Ben Reply
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  • Feel sorry for Cheetahs VC team, shame gonna have Deysel, Du Toit and Cooper running at them, and have Cloete and Deysel stealing any ball they do get 😆

    Keen to see how Allan Dell goes, really want him to perform well and put some pressure on Jannie and Hebst.

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.03.12 13:53:09 by JJR Reply
  • @Ben (Comment 17) : Kleinhans out and Cloete in…we not losing anything, they both great players n fetchers.

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.03.12 13:54:45 by JJR Reply
  • @JJR (Comment 19) : Haven’t really seen Cloete yet. Will keep a close eye on him.

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.03.12 14:04:01 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 20) : Your in 4 a surprise then, cos Cloete is even better than Kleinhans when it comes to stealing ball…his success rate is very high.

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.03.12 14:09:41 by JJR Reply
  • Cloete is a monster on the ground,remember how he turned over all the ball we had in 2009,when Selborne beat Queen’s,no doubt if Cloete wasn’t there Queen’s would have beaten Selborne,but Cloete was the difference with his work on the ground,I’d even say he’s the finest behind Brussow

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.03.12 15:02:47 by Ludz Reply

  • Also notable is the presence of two Queenians,a Selbornian,a Dalian..making us Border boys proud ey

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.03.12 15:19:15 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 23) : YOU KNOW THIS Ludz, us Border Boys we’ve been killing this game of rugby for YEARS! 😆

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.03.12 16:56:52 by Megatron Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 23) : kwenzeka ntoni ngoAndile Jho, ikhona into oyaziyo?

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.03.12 17:00:49 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 25) : last I heard he was playing for Tuks u20,the young guns,gonna be tough to get regular game time with the Bulls with Jan Serfontein,Christopher Bosch and Frans Venter all ahead of him

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.03.12 17:44:00 by Ludz Reply

  • I read somewhere that this game will be televised? I’d confirm it myself but the SS site is not very phone friendly.

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.03.12 20:27:59 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 26) : And Dries Swanepoel to come back from injury. Add to that Ulrich Beyers at 13. Jho will definitely fall out favour

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.03.12 08:53:09 by slammerboy Reply
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