Richard Ferguson

Jordaan starts as Plum rings changes


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 3 May 2012 at 07:35
Tagged with : , , , , , , , , , ,

The Sharks team to face the Highlanders at Kings Park this Saturday afternoon has been announced with a number of changes to the team that lost to the Chiefs a fortnight ago. Paul Jordaan has been selected at outside centre, a move that most here would welcome.

Jordaan has been selected in the midfield, along with the inform Tim Whitehead, while JP Pietersen shifts back to the position in which we all know he is a star, at wing. In another backline change, Louis Ludik takes over the reins at fullback from Riaan Viljoen, who after a fantastic start to the season, has seen his form dip in recent weeks.

In the front row, the Beast Mtawarira will get his first Super Rugby start of the season, replacing Dale Chadwick, who falls out of the match 22 completely. Jannie du Plessis and Wiehahn Herbst have been bracketed together at both 3 and 17, and the coach will decide which player will start the match closer to game time.

Jacques Botes retains his place in the starting line-up, with Marcell Coetzee returning to the starting fray, joining Keegan Daniel as the loose trio. Willem Alberts is not in the match 22 at all, as we see another returnee in Ryan Kankowski sitting on the bench.

Fred Michalak and Meyer Bosman will cover the backline positions from the bench, while Craig Burden, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Jean Deysel are the other forwards replacements.

1. Tendai Mtawarira
2. Bismarck du Plessis
3. Jannie du Plessis / Wiehahn Herbst
4. Steven Sykes
5. Anton Bresler
6. Jacques Botes
7. Marcell Coetzee
8. Keegan Daniel ( C )
9. Charl McLeod
10. Patrick Lambie
11. Lwazi Mvovo
12. Tim Whitehead
13. Paul Jordaan
14. JP Pietersen
15. Louis Ludik

Replacements
16. Craig Burden
17. Wiehahn Herbst / Jannie du Plessis
18. Pieter-Steph du Toit
19. Jean Deysel
20. Ryan Kankowski
21. Frederic Michalak
22. Meyer Bosman


119 Comments

  • Good to see Botes starting. We need the possession.

    Really chuffed with the centres, maybe Plum read my comments?

    But please guys be patient, you know this is a new combination. Give them the same chance you gave last years` combination. ( meaning you can only start complaining about them around February ! :mrgreen: )

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.05.12 07:50:28 by Original Pierre Reply
    Author
    Original Pierre
     
  • Great! Win or lose I missed my Sharks this past weekend! Glad to see JPP back AT wing!! And I like our lose trio!

    NOW BOYS, take some advise from the SW Queen : The difference in winning & losing is most often, not quitting.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.05.12 07:51:57 by Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
     
  • Like the team! Good luck Sharkies.

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.05.12 07:54:36 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • Seems Plumtree now takes advice from Pienaar11 in Sharksworld :mrgreen: I like this team

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.05.12 07:54:37 by Bokhoring Reply
    Administrator
    Bokhoring
     
  • So Viljoen and Alberts misses out completely. Got what was coming to them!

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.05.12 07:59:13 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • This convinces me that Plum reads this blog and is willing to take advice 😉 now for the game plan, and I may start loving him all over again 🙂

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.05.12 08:00:30 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette
     
  • @Ben (Comment 5) : Nothing like a bit on the sidelines to sort them out 🙂 they need to pull up their socks and being included may just give them the motivation needed. This team (with maybe the exception of Jannie) has been the performers can’t complain! Viljoen’s mistakes were really costing us, and Big Willem (whom I love) was top in the missed takle in the comp just shows he probably isn’t quite over his injury yet so a time on the sidelines will help that too.

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.05.12 08:03:27 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette
     
  • @Ice (Comment 2) : Like!

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.05.12 08:08:41 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • @Ben (Comment 5) :

    One has to wonder if they will be unleashed on the Bulls in the Sharks XV game?

    Would be such an injustice to drop Gouws Prinsloo!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.05.12 08:08:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard Ferguson
     
  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 7) : Yip, I think Willem may have been rushed back to early.

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.05.12 08:10:28 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • Probably the most balanced team of the season imho … We look a bit short at 6,7,8 so I am a bit worried about the lineouts. Having the beast back means that – if he remembers how to play rugby 😉 – We should improve in the rucks department.

    Im excited about having JP back on the wing – Ive felt that we have been weak under the high ball and at kickoff for a while now.

    The center combination look promising … A line breaker with genuine pace out wide…. holding thumbs for Jordaan.

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.05.12 08:11:51 by byron Reply

    byron
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : I hope not. If that happens who will be kicking at goal? And in Alberts’ case if his shoulder is still bothering him I hope he rests this weekend.

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.05.12 08:18:26 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • Really feel its a great move for JP to go back to 14. Saw Odwa play for the Sharks XV and I really feel its time we move on. Got handed off with ease by one of the Pampas players. Really disgusted me.

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.05.12 08:21:10 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • Chadwick was actually pretty industrious after been thrown into the deep end – one thing he could improve on is taking up the ball. That is one department where I think Beast should contribute

    Keegan has been the primary jumper at the back of the lineout, and we have Kanko on the bench who is a pretty useful lineout jumper. The guys just need to compete on oppo ball as well – not give them a free ride like they did the Chiefs

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.05.12 08:23:17 by Bokhoring Reply
    Administrator
    Bokhoring
     
  • Jannie and willem played with injuries from the start. So they need to heal and rest to be the best. Glad to see Jordaan starting.And JPP back at wing,well it can only be good. Sad not to even see Chadwick on bench though

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.05.12 08:24:43 by Converted shark Reply

     
  • I don’t believe either Alberts or Viljoen will play sharks xv. Chadwick should be there, tho

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.05.12 08:25:14 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylan
     
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 14) : Sharks always hand out free rides at lineout time. Never could understand why we don’t compete more at lineouts. Have nothing to lose and everything to gain really.

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.05.12 08:27:05 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : That’s good. MJ will most likely be there as well. 🙄

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.05.12 08:28:06 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • @Converted shark (Comment 15) : Usually coaches prefer a tight head on the bench – don’t know if Chadwick can scrum at tight head

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.05.12 08:28:13 by Bokhoring Reply
    Administrator
    Bokhoring
     
  • @Ben (Comment 17) : I think it also tells the opposition that your jumpers are so bad you don’t even try to compete – meaning that they will surely compete against yours

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.05.12 08:30:17 by Bokhoring Reply
    Administrator
    Bokhoring
     
  • My team of yesterday didnt include Alberts and Chadwick either 😛

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.05.12 08:36:37 by JarsonX Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonX
     
  • This is a seriously impressive team…..

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.05.12 08:41:17 by Franshark Reply
    Author
    Franshark
     
  • Great that Chadders and Viljoen gets a rest.

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.05.12 08:41:47 by JarsonX Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonX
     
  • @Franshark (Comment 22) : On paper as usual yes… 😉

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.05.12 08:42:38 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • Hope Plum has a plan for the Landers counter rucking tactic. Walsh is usually very laissez-faire at the breakdown – so they may get away with a lot more than they should

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.05.12 08:45:36 by Bokhoring Reply
    Administrator
    Bokhoring
     
  • Just hope beast is then fit enough to play 80minutes, but do understand. As for Alberts, I still think he is a brilliant player. Yes stats say a different story this year but I would not be able to play any sports and tackle if I had a shoulder op. He will be back. As for the line outs I do agree with Ben.

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.05.12 08:46:07 by Converted shark Reply

     
  • Too keen to see timmy and paul carve it up…gonna be awesome:D

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.05.12 08:47:12 by jessi Reply

    jessi
     
  • It will again be most important, to protect possession in everything we do. In rucks, in passes, in set pieces and even in the way we kick. Then defence also needs to be up to scratch, but if we first insure that we play the ball clinically and don’t make silly mistakes, then we will already make defence easier on ourselves.

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.05.12 08:48:11 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • Beast not gonna play 80min…would of started him off the bench. He was sucking air after 50min last week- what’s happened to dale? Dropped out completely?!

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.05.12 08:49:12 by jessi Reply

    jessi
     
  • @jessi (Comment 27) : Yes, that is probably the most exciting centre pairing we have had in quite some time. I just hope that both have their best day possible, or that if they have a tough time on their first game as a combination that Plum at least gives them a few runs to see what they can make with it.

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.05.12 08:50:15 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • I reckon that the Springbok camp had a lot to do with JPP’s move back to wing. Heynecke probably told him to move back to wing if he wants to remain in the Bok team. Good for him.

    I’m a bit worried about the light loose trio TBH because the Highlanders are masters at the counter ruck and I really hope Botes and Keegan will be up for it.

    I’m very excited to see the new centre combination though.

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.05.12 08:53:33 by Pokkel Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Author
     
  • @Pokkel (Comment 31) : Provided they get decent support from the tight five they can do it

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.05.12 08:58:09 by Bokhoring Reply
    Administrator
    Bokhoring
     
  • Dale has been used at 3 in the past, so it’s a bit surprising not to see him on the bench, given that Jannie is carrying an injury… that’s 2 unfit props out of 3… risky.

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.05.12 09:01:58 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylan
     
  • 😈 Good Team! Worried a bit about Beast – hopes he gets the bind early. I would have put Voljoen on the bench after the break and played him at 10 with Lambie on 15 to the end of the game. We may need him for the long range kicks, but then Bosman can also launch them. 😈

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.05.12 09:15:18 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • @Pokkel (Comment 31) : 😈 I was not that impressed with Kanko last week but being a fan would like to see him get back to form. The fact that Alberts is not playing may be that we will offload more and stop playing badger rugby in the first channel. 😈

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.05.12 09:21:58 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • Never thought Plum was this bold…good going. Only if Gouws was also promoted. Guys need to understand that they are costing Plum his job. Hope Alberts will be put on a 2 week conditioning programme.

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.05.12 09:27:56 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 34) :

    I hear what you are saying with regards to Viljoen and his big boot, but he hasn’t been used for long range kicks at all this season.

    Cannot have him fluffing the ball at the back in case we get a 60m penalty (which the Sharks usually take the attacking lineout anyway)

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.05.12 09:35:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard Ferguson
     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 34) : after the hash viljoen has made of playing fullback the last month, you honestly want to see him at flyhalf??? 🙂

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.05.12 09:39:09 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylan
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 37) : 😈 He trully frustrated me as well. He was brilliant though before that – I hope the rest can make a difference. He is good at attacking and Lambie is a better 15. Maybe see what Viljoen delivers at 10 ahead of Fred? I would keep Bosman on centre. 😈

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.05.12 09:51:03 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 39) :

    Pat is awesome at flyhalf, and probably better than Viljoen at fullback yes, but offers much more at pivot, as he is so much closer to the game.

    If only we could play him in both positions at the same time.. 😉

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.05.12 09:52:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard Ferguson
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : 😈 I think he may be a better 10 than 15. Lambie is the best 15. Maybe a short stint and see? 😈

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.05.12 09:53:21 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 40) : 😈 I have always favoured Pat. Plum may play Viljoen at 10 in the Vodacom to see how he fits there first.
    I am happy with Ludik at 15 though – safe and kicks us out of the 25 at least!

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.05.12 10:05:36 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 42) :

    Viljoen will ruin the Sharks XV’s chances of a semi final should he play at 10.

    Zeilinga has been in great form for them, and he himself is playing for a spot in the Baby Boks team, so we can expect a huge game from him..

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.05.12 10:07:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard Ferguson
     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 42) : The way Viljoen has been passing the last couple of games I’d suggest him staying as far away from 10 as possible.

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.05.12 10:09:59 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • Pat is the best player we have in any backline position that doesn’t require express pace…

  • Comment 45, posted at 03.05.12 10:12:21 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylan
     
  • Finally Jordaan gets to start. Could this be the turning point? Remember us losing 5 on a trot in 2010 before Lambie got a chance due to a player being injured and we went on to win 8 on a trot from there after finally giving a youngster a chance.

    Good luck Jordaan.

    Actually pleased that JPP is moved back to 14. I really thought at the start he was going to be a great 13 but eventually had my doubts. He is better at wing and his chances for Bok call up lays at wing too.

    Excited to see PSDT again on the bench.

    So Alberts never made the bench even says he must be injured. Great to see Deysel on the bench too.

    This is a damn fine team.

    Go Sharks we still in this thing. Let us show our doubters we can…. 😎

    Unfortunately we have Walsh as ref. Hope he gets it right for both teams. He misses too much sometimes.

  • Comment 46, posted at 03.05.12 10:12:52 by Puma Reply

    Puma
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 43) : Agreed. I would think that Pat needs to get back to 15 for the Sharks, both for the Sharks and for his Springbok career.
    We need an attacking flyhalf who does not flop balls on the floor when it comes to passing.
    Viljoen looks to be in the mould of Goosen and could be coached a bit more. He has played well there for Griquas at 10 and I think worth an experiment.

  • Comment 47, posted at 03.05.12 10:14:17 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : 100% correct.

  • Comment 48, posted at 03.05.12 10:14:20 by Puma Reply

    Puma
     
  • @Puma (Comment 46) : Just knew you were going to say something about the ref. 😈

  • Comment 49, posted at 03.05.12 10:15:11 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 43) : Agreed. I would think that Pat needs to get back to 15 for the Sharks and for his Springbok career.
    We need an attacking flyhalf who does not flop balls on the floor when it comes to passing.
    Viljoen looks to be in the mould of Goosen and could be coached a bit more. He has played well there for Griquas at 10 and I think worth an experiment.

  • Comment 50, posted at 03.05.12 10:16:13 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 35) : I thought Kanko had a really good game, specifically in how good and clean he carried the ball up from the back of the scrum, either getting over the advantage line and setting up front foot ball, or giving clean ball to his backs.Deysel played really well, but I’m glad to see Plum has retained Marcell. Beast was the one that I thought struggled, especially at scrum time. I’m still happy to see him starting, I’m confident he’ll deliver his best for the Sharks.

    And Jordaan also played and awesome game, I’m glad Plum took note and is giving him a real shot here.

    I also thought Jaundre, Steph Du Toit and Sithole has been playing really good rugby. These are the guys I want to see used regularly during the Currie Cup, but we’ll talk about that another time. 😎 😎

  • Comment 51, posted at 03.05.12 10:18:02 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • @Ben (Comment 44) : Definitely!

  • Comment 52, posted at 03.05.12 10:18:39 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • Like the team mostly…really hope Jordaan has a great game, that Centre combination is crazy good on attack.

    Fullback…solid as a rock; but attack wise not so good…maybe we can try Odders next week. Loose trio, weather looks like it could be wet, so not so sure about it…that combination didn’t really work for us at the start of the season…personally i would’ve had Deysel at 7 and keep Coetzee at 6.

    But it is a great 22; best i have seen in a long while. C’mon Sharks pump those Highlanders!!! Go Jordaan!!! And Deysel must dominate off the Bench!!!

  • Comment 53, posted at 03.05.12 10:19:10 by JJR Reply
    Author
    JJR
     
  • “We need an attacking flyhalf who does not flop balls on the floor when it comes to passing.”

    If that is what you want, look no further than Lambie. As much an attacking flyhalf as there is in SA.

  • Comment 54, posted at 03.05.12 10:19:11 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • See Viljoen not at fb or on the bench either. Has he been dropped or injured? Have not followed the rugby blogs that closely this week.

    Just pleased it is Ludik at the back this week. Viljoen has not played well there, thought he was gonna be brilliant there but he just not been great. Lambie of course is our best fb, but he is our best fh as well.

  • Comment 55, posted at 03.05.12 10:19:17 by Puma Reply

    Puma
     
  • @Ben (Comment 54) : Well said Ben.

  • Comment 56, posted at 03.05.12 10:20:03 by Puma Reply

    Puma
     
  • @Ben (Comment 49) : :mrgreen:

    Well the refs have cost us plenty. So always take note who is the ref.

    Damn when will we finally get a top saffa ref to ref us on our home soil? 😕

  • Comment 57, posted at 03.05.12 10:21:09 by Puma Reply

    Puma
     
  • @Ben (Comment 24) : 😈 Great attacking team – hope we switch well in between defence and attack. We lacked this in 1 or two games. But, now is the time to try something new – Who dares wins! 😈

  • Comment 58, posted at 03.05.12 10:21:30 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • @Puma (Comment 57) : 😈 You are right – Refs are too big a factor these days! 😈

  • Comment 59, posted at 03.05.12 10:22:36 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • I shocked to not see JJR on here saying “AT LAST” or “about time”
    Quest his not able to stand still enough for long enough to post a comment 🙂

  • Comment 60, posted at 03.05.12 10:22:43 by Franshark Reply
    Author
    Franshark
     
  • I think it’s a great team youth and experience.great to see Jordaan getting his chance to shine. And the sound of thousands of fans screaming “BEAST” will get the boys firing again. Sharks Forever

  • Comment 61, posted at 03.05.12 10:22:49 by garethkorb Reply

    garethkorb
     
  • I want to see Sharks XV team…Alberts/Viljoen in it? Will be good to get them back on form, Deysel was amazing for Sharks XV last week, hopefully Alberts and Viljoen can do the same this week.

  • Comment 62, posted at 03.05.12 10:23:09 by JJR Reply
    Author
    JJR
     
  • @garethkorb (Comment 61) :

    Welcome to the site!

    Hope to see more of you around here..

  • Comment 63, posted at 03.05.12 10:23:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard Ferguson
     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 50) : I don’t see it. I’m a huge supporter of the Keep-Pat-at-10 club.

    I haven’t seen him flop many balls, maybe one or two the whole season … and I blame the runners! 😉

    If you want to look at flop balls, since I have Goosen under a magnifying glass with all the hype going on around him, he makes at least 1 or 2 passes a game that does not go to hand. Against the Hurricanes, one of these passes cost them a try! I’m just saying, you don’t switch a guy to a different position because of a few errors in his game, you work on improving on that part of your game!

  • Comment 64, posted at 03.05.12 10:24:41 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • @Letgo (Comment 51) : 😈 Jordaan was great and needs a shot! Kanko still has this way of slowing down and running sideways when he has the speed of the mark to go through the gap. But I would love to see him run in a 30m try! 😈

  • Comment 65, posted at 03.05.12 10:26:04 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 59) : For sure.

  • Comment 66, posted at 03.05.12 10:26:19 by Puma Reply

    Puma
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : He is pretty quick over a short distance, when he makes a break he REALLY ‘motors’ for the first 10-15 paces, that is why I say he should be at 10 at all times.

    Well overall we all agree ( once again ) that we have a potentially great team here, it is in the performance though….

    Kill them Sharks!!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 67, posted at 03.05.12 10:27:12 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 63) : you shall hear alot from me, once a shark always a shark

  • Comment 68, posted at 03.05.12 10:27:16 by garethkorb Reply

    garethkorb
     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 50) : Viljoen’s head does not seem to be in the game at the moment – can’t remember him being that bad for the Kwas at CC and Cheetahs in Super rugby. Would not try him at the high pressure position of flyhalf

  • Comment 69, posted at 03.05.12 10:27:46 by Bokhoring Reply
    Administrator
    Bokhoring
     
  • @Letgo (Comment 64) : 😈 Sorry I was not clear on the flopping – this refered to some of Bosman’s passes at 10 not Lambie. 😈

  • Comment 70, posted at 03.05.12 10:27:47 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • @Franshark (Comment 60) : Ha Ha; i slept late, have the day off…as you know i am overly excited to see Jordaan in the 13 jersey, and i will be hoping he can do a job for us and that he can make the jersey his own. Whitehead and Jordaan, explosive, fast, agile and Creative…if they can’t cut through the defence nobody will.

    Dissapointed not to see Deysel in that 7 jersey…but hopefully he can come on with 30 to go and smash some highlanders! 🙂

    Go Sharks!!!

  • Comment 71, posted at 03.05.12 10:27:48 by JJR Reply
    Author
    JJR
     
  • @garethkorb (Comment 68) :

    Good man!

    You based in Durban?

  • Comment 72, posted at 03.05.12 10:29:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard Ferguson
     
  • @JJR (Comment 71) : We all have our favorites.

  • Comment 73, posted at 03.05.12 10:30:18 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • I think it is great to see on Plums side that he will drop the players who are not performing at 100% and not just play them because of reputation

  • Comment 74, posted at 03.05.12 10:30:26 by garethkorb Reply

    garethkorb
     
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 69) : 😈 Yip it is sad. I was happy when we signed him, he scored a couple of good tries and then started dozing off. 😈

  • Comment 75, posted at 03.05.12 10:32:09 by KILLER SHARK Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter
    KILLER SHARK
     
  • @garethkorb (Comment 74) : Yeah if only we had a decent 9 in the squad so that Plum could drop McLeod. That always seems to work.

  • Comment 76, posted at 03.05.12 10:32:44 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 72) : no in Newcastle but a frequent visitor of the great Kingspark. Be there to watch as we stop the Cape Juggernaut

  • Comment 77, posted at 03.05.12 10:33:14 by garethkorb Reply

    garethkorb
     
  • jordaan’s defence will be tested immensely, treeby to have whitehead busy and the inventive tamati ellison to face the new boy jordaan, with ben smith loading the line from fullback, watch for buxton popoali’i to flourish 😈

  • Comment 78, posted at 03.05.12 10:33:17 by Megatron Reply

    Megatron
     
  • @Letgo (Comment 64) : Pat on 10 for the Bokke too, with Goosen at fullback. 😎

  • Comment 79, posted at 03.05.12 10:33:52 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
     
  • @JJR (Comment 71) : haha, you’re excused, who thought we’ll get a Sharks team announcement at 8 in the morning 😉

  • Comment 80, posted at 03.05.12 10:34:26 by Franshark Reply
    Author
    Franshark
     
  • @Megatron (Comment 78) : Could go the other way too – Whitehead and Jordaan carving up the Landers defences 😈

  • Comment 81, posted at 03.05.12 10:34:49 by Bokhoring Reply
    Administrator
    Bokhoring
     
  • @Ben (Comment 73) : But i believe my favourites should be in the starting lineup every week :mrgreen: But still that looseforward trio is the only thing worrying me…bit on the light side…i mean there combined weight is around 300kg; for me that looks a bit light; but i guess Plum is putting a huge focus on being fast to the breakdown this week, and that trio will do that for you.

    Keen!!! Also want Sharks XV team teamsheet, gonna be interesting.

  • Comment 82, posted at 03.05.12 10:35:09 by JJR Reply
    Author
    JJR
     
  • @JJR (Comment 53) : That loose trio, played together for 40min this season and that was the second 40 against the Chiefs. It is the best we protected our ball all season.

    The fact is, none of our other loosies play to the ball as well as Jaques does. This is a very balanced combination. Jacques plays to the ball, he also organises the rucking and defence of the forwards.

    Coetzee plays with the ball, bashes and gets us over the advantage line.

    Keegan plays a link role for the team as well as a ball carrying role.

    I must admit, IMO this is the best loose trio, as a combination we have started with all season.

    Deysel in recent times has also changed his game a lot to more of a to the ball player. He gets involved in the rucks a lot, so we could easily go deysel/marcell/keegan, but I still think he tends to shift to the ball carrying role too often.

    It’s not that it is a bad thing if Deysel and Marcell carries the ball, but we need players that will cover about 50% of our rucks and be over the ball as soon as the tackle is made.

    I’ll say it again. Look at Botes, if he wasn’t part of the tackle, or the previous ruck, he’ll be there for the offload and if the offload is not made, he’ll be over the ball as soon as it goes to ground. We need that. I’m not saying Botes is the only one that can ever do this for us. We will have to replace him eventually, but I’m saying at the moment we have a lot of ball carriers and not many players willing to take on the off the ball responsibilities of the loose trio.

  • Comment 83, posted at 03.05.12 10:35:28 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • @garethkorb (Comment 77) :

    Let us know when you hit the Tank again, always great to meet the bloggers for a beer!

  • Comment 84, posted at 03.05.12 10:35:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard Ferguson
     
  • @Ben (Comment 54) : Like!

  • Comment 85, posted at 03.05.12 10:36:05 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • @Megatron (Comment 78) : Will be a HUGE test for Jordaan. Hope he has sorted his technique out..

  • Comment 86, posted at 03.05.12 10:36:08 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • @Letgo (Comment 64) : you’ve got mail 😉

  • Comment 87, posted at 03.05.12 10:37:24 by Franshark Reply
    Author
    Franshark
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 84) : will be there at the end of the month to see us take on Weer probeer.will let you know.

  • Comment 88, posted at 03.05.12 10:38:56 by garethkorb Reply

    garethkorb
     
  • @Megatron (Comment 78) : You worried we finally got the right team on the park this week Transie?… 😛 😎

  • Comment 89, posted at 03.05.12 10:38:58 by Puma Reply

    Puma
     
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 69) : I can. Said a lot of times to my brother ( who wants him in the Springbok team ) that I do not rate him at all. Though he do have the brilliant game every now and then, he is too inconsistent by far for my liking. I was hugely disappointed that our brains trust decided to invest in him.

    Still when he plays well he is certainly very good.

  • Comment 90, posted at 03.05.12 10:39:19 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
     
  • @Letgo (Comment 83) : Totally agree with you. Verusco has Botes in first 3 at a total of 40 rucks against the Chiefs

  • Comment 91, posted at 03.05.12 10:39:30 by Bokhoring Reply
    Administrator
    Bokhoring
     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 70) : :smile:, you know I’m always going to defend Lambie.

  • Comment 92, posted at 03.05.12 10:42:51 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • @Puma (Comment 89) : me worried? 😎 😛

  • Comment 93, posted at 03.05.12 10:50:29 by Megatron Reply

    Megatron
     
  • @Franshark (Comment 87) : That was cool!

  • Comment 94, posted at 03.05.12 10:54:46 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • @JJR (Comment 82) : Don’t worry about the loose trio. They’ll be fine!

  • Comment 95, posted at 03.05.12 10:58:31 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Letgo
     
  • @Megatron (Comment 93) : hehehe. For sure you are… 😛 😆

  • Comment 96, posted at 03.05.12 11:01:08 by Puma Reply

    Puma
     
  • @Puma (Comment 96) : worried about paul jordaan?!! 😯

    he is talented alright but hey pipedown with the hype. you all were praying that clermont releases joubert last year and next thing BOOM! he was nowhere needing reconditioning after reconditioning.

    if this experiment doesn’t come off and jordaan is killed by ellison, them what? 🙁

  • Comment 97, posted at 03.05.12 11:03:48 by Megatron Reply

    Megatron
     
  • @Puma (Comment 96) : it’s more like you’re overly-optimistic because this is the last throw of the dice for plum, if this bombs then he and his whole management might as well ship out! 😆

  • Comment 98, posted at 03.05.12 11:06:55 by Megatron Reply

    Megatron
     
  • @Megatron (Comment 98) : It’s a win-win then in my opinion :mrgreen:

  • Comment 99, posted at 03.05.12 11:11:11 by vanmartin Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    vanmartin
     
  • @vanmartin (Comment 99) : 😆

  • Comment 100, posted at 03.05.12 11:14:34 by Megatron Reply

    Megatron
     
  • @vanmartin (Comment 99) :

    Exactly what I was thinking! 😀

  • Comment 101, posted at 03.05.12 11:32:29 by Pokkel Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Author
     
  • I’m also worried about Jordaan. Theres a big difference between Varsity cup and Super rugby. I should say put him on the bench for one or two games, and see what happens then. His defence is not up to standard yet. Play Bosman 12, Timmie 13 (he played that at school) and Petersen 14 with Jordaan on bench.

  • Comment 102, posted at 03.05.12 11:42:55 by springbok Reply

     
  • @springbok (Comment 102) : Varsity cup?

  • Comment 103, posted at 03.05.12 11:46:05 by Ben Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
    Ben
     
  • @Letgo (Comment 83) : Ja, i didn’t say the trio named is bad at retaining ball, i think that’s why Plum selected them; i just wonder if they have the ability to create enough good momentum and ball for our exciting backline.

    I will just always prefer to have a proper Blindside flank in a loose trio. I’m sure this trio will do great, i would just prefer to have Deysel in there somewhere.

    I really like Botes; i just think he is more effective these days off the bench. I bet he steals more ball 30 minutes off the bench than playing the full 80 minutes.

  • Comment 104, posted at 03.05.12 11:57:01 by JJR Reply
    Author
    JJR
     
  • @springbok (Comment 102) : am sure you mean Vodacom Cup

  • Comment 105, posted at 03.05.12 12:02:10 by Ludz Reply

    Ludz
     
  • @springbok (Comment 102) : Jordaan has never played Varsity Cup, u meant Vodacom…i think what “told” Plum that Jordaan is ready was the game against Pampas XV, pampas have some international players there and Jordaan played great, also made some really good tackles.

    And we all know Jordaan is going to do well on attack, but defence we’re not totally convinced, yet; but don’t be surprised to see JPP in the 13 position on defence and then Jordaan comes in at 13 only on attack.

  • Comment 106, posted at 03.05.12 12:06:23 by JJR Reply
    Author
    JJR
     
  • @JJR (Comment 106) :

    I’m happy about Jordaan inclusion why oh why did Plum not give him more game time off the bench earlier in the competition. Instead he played Joubert off the bench with no success.
    Now he dumping him in the deep end to start a game. He could have had a couple of hours of game time by now off the bench. I hope Plum isn’t setting him up for to fail.

  • Comment 107, posted at 03.05.12 12:21:39 by Pokkel Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Author
     
  • @Pokkel (Comment 107) : i’m sure plum is not that wicked 😀

  • Comment 108, posted at 03.05.12 12:31:51 by Megatron Reply

    Megatron
     
  • @Pokkel (Comment 107) : Agree, i’m chuffed to have him get his chance; but it might have been better to give him 20 minute runs off the bench before a full on start in a must win game.I thought his first start should’ve been maybe at 14, and then we swop him with JPP after he gets into the grove of things.

    But i’m sure he will do well…i truly want him to be awesome and finally be the guy we can say for sure is our best outside centre. We know that currently Whitehead is our best 12. So i hope that they both combine well and that we don’t have to worry about our centre’s anymore.

    Plum doesn’t give youngsters a chance “just like that”, so the fact that he brings him in for a start a 13 says a lot about what Plum thinks of Jordaan; i hope Jordaan can do him proud aswell as to play in a manner that shows why many rate him so highly. Go Jordaan! No Pressure 🙂

  • Comment 109, posted at 03.05.12 12:34:18 by JJR Reply
    Author
    JJR
     
  • @Megatron (Comment 97) : I never wanted Joubert to come 😯 what you on about.

    Jordaan is class and will need game time. He should have had it already. So wont judge him after just one full game okay… 😈 😛 my feeling he will deliver.

    This is a fine team for Saturday if we lose with this team then so be it at least we are heading in the right direction now bringing our youngsters in now. The only player I might have play tomorrow might have been Odwa at fb. Otherwise Plum has it spot on… 😎

    Now pipe down you wanna be Shark Supporter…. 🙂

  • Comment 110, posted at 03.05.12 12:34:36 by Puma Reply

    Puma
     
  • @Megatron (Comment 98) : either way this season would then be considered a success! 😈

  • Comment 111, posted at 03.05.12 12:38:17 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette
     
  • After seeing the Sharks XV 22,I think that the time for Piet Lindeque to move elsewhere has come,next thing we gonna see is Tyler Fischer being played ahead of him

  • Comment 112, posted at 03.05.12 12:47:26 by Ludz Reply

    Ludz
     
  • @Puma (Comment 110) : you were the one asking for joubert and hoping that clermont releases him early! 😆

  • Comment 113, posted at 03.05.12 13:04:11 by Megatron Reply

    Megatron
     
  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 111) : I watched the Maritzburg college vs Diamantveld game on Monday. They seem like a good team with good spirit. I now know why the Kriel brothers were being discussed here the other day. 😎

  • Comment 114, posted at 03.05.12 13:22:41 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the Subtle
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 114) : I think we have for far too long seen promising twin combination only for 1 or both to flop,that said I hope the Kriels aren’t like that because I was mighty impressed on Monday,think both these boys are in with a shot at SA Schools selection,KZN Craven Week side should be a no brainer based on what I saw

  • Comment 115, posted at 03.05.12 13:31:43 by Ludz Reply

    Ludz
     
  • Did a common sense brick hit plumtree in the head??? Much better team

  • Comment 116, posted at 03.05.12 13:32:18 by RuckingFun Reply

    RuckingFun
     
  • @Ludz (Comment 115) : They do look the business. I didnt manage to watch the other games but that game was really enjoyable – better entertainment than a lot of the SupeRugby dished up week in and week out.

  • Comment 117, posted at 03.05.12 13:46:52 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the Subtle
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 117) : all the games managed to dish some great rugby,the abundance of talent in South Africa schoolboy rugby is surely unmatched when compared to other rugby nations

  • Comment 118, posted at 03.05.12 14:14:43 by Ludz Reply

    Ludz
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 114) : The twins are the business! and its a very good team, we only last to Paul Roos by 1 point again the twins were instrumental scoring and assisting in all the tries that were scored by College. But word has it (I pay more attention to 1st Xv and U15, my sons group) that our U16A is even better than this team, and are undefeated this year so far 🙂 Future looking rosy for College!

  • Comment 119, posted at 03.05.12 14:37:23 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

    Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.