Sharks aplenty at the Riverside tonight

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 15 Jun 2012 at 14:02
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Sharks fans desperate to see some of their heroes in action this week would do well to get down to the Riverside Sports Centre tonight, where the top two teams in this year’s Moor Cup, Varsity College Old Boys and Jonsson College Rovers, will clash at 8pm.

Oldies will boast one of the more experienced line ups ever to grace a club game, with the combination of Marius Joubert and Odwa Ndungane adding an astounding 39 test caps to their back line. Not that Rovers will take a step back either – in fact, they boast no fewer than three current Sharks hookers in their match 22!

There will be plenty of familiar faces all round; Julian Redelinghuys continues his return from injury, playing at 3 for Rovers alongside provincial team mates in Craig Burden and Dale Chadwick. Tera Mtembu is also in the mix, along with a host of other who have played Vodacom Cup rugby for the Sharks. Look out for a welcome return to the local club scene for Kobus de Kock, playing off the bench for Rovers after a stint with Lazio in Italy.

Oldies will have yet another Sharks prop in their ranks, with Wors Herbst coming up against Chadwick at scrum time. Shakrs under 21 lock Paul Sanders will also be in action, along with one of the form players in this year’s club competition, flank Brian Shabangu.

Varsity College Old Boys: 15 Steven Moir, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Marius Joubert, 12 Alessandro Fernandes, 11 Troy Chiocotti, 10 Warren Randell, 9 Rowan Howse, 8 Jason Jones, 7 Brian Shabangu, 6 Max Tripeppi (capt), 5 Paul Sanders, 4 Marc van Aswegen, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Dean Muir, 1 Dylan Rutherford

16 Heinrich Duplesies, 17 Raymond September, 18 Wade Swannell, 19 Carl Gliddon, 20 Peter John Stroebel, 21 Chis Nqubule, 22 Deon Stow

Jonsson College Rovers: 15 Chris Jordaan, 14 Jors Dannhauser, 13 Nick Jackson, 12 Andrew Borgen, 11 Rosco Speckman, 10 Chris Micklewood (capt), 9 Neil de Bruin, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Kelvin Adam, 6 Kosie Haarhoff (v/c), 5 Simba Bwanya, 4 Francois Robertse, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick

16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Kyle Cooper, 18 Kurt Schonert, 19 Johan van Wyk, 20 Shannon Rick, 21 Billy van Lill, 22 Kobus de Kock


  • “Oldies will boast one of the more experienced line ups ever to grave a club game….”

    I won’t bore you young readers with the Durban club line-ups on the 80s which far exceeded this team , not to mention the likes of Tukkies and Maties of the same period. But granted this is one of the most experienced club team for many a decade.

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.06.12 14:19:01 by Dive Pass Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 1) : haha… should have added “since the dawn of professionalism all but killed the one strong club game”…

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.06.12 14:20:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 1) :

    Where in the world have you been hiding?

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.06.12 14:24:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • It must be a good club team if Kyle Cooper is still on the bench! Poor oke.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.06.12 14:26:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Dive Pass, totally agree. I remember watching a Harlequins game in the early 90’s when Rudi Visagie, Wahl Bartmann, Andre Joubert, Van der Westhuizen and other Bok legends played. Harlequins must have had more than 100 Bok caps on the day. I was only a kid but gosh it blew me away….

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.06.12 14:35:22 by Grasshopper Reply

  • I am sure MJ will be more of a hinderance than a help even at this level.

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.06.12 15:03:46 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) :

    I think Cooper is a better hooker than Burden.

    Can’t believe he is still ‘waiting in the wings’ ๐Ÿ™„

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.06.12 15:06:08 by wpw Reply
  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) :
    Paying the rent and all those good things….

    @Grasshopper (Comment 5) :
    Harlequins was one of the Durban teams that came to mind

    @wpw (Comment 7) :
    Agreed…waiting in the wings for the wing.

    But don’t you Weepies wish you had a line of hookers like we have ….its Point Road, it attracts better hookers than Long Street.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.06.12 15:15:38 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • if you look carefully at the Rovers bench, you’ll notice that Cooper is the replacement prop.

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.06.12 15:48:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dive pass, checked with my dad and he confirmed it was Wahl Bartmann, Vleis Visagie, Robert du Preez, Andre Joubert & Cabous vd Westhuizen playing on that day. 5 Boks in one team at a club game on the Bluff with about 10,000 supporters, now those were the days of Club rugby. Also, went to the Toyota Club Championships in Durban when Naas Botha and co were playing for Tukkies, Maties, Despatch etc, great days at the old Kings Park…

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.06.12 16:47:14 by Grasshopper Reply

  • Rovers all the way.

    Rob, Kobus de Kock back in SA! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.06.12 16:47:25 by Ben Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : Don’t think so dude…

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.06.12 16:51:10 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 1) : A Collegians 1st Xv of the late 70’s would have been a case of spotting the odd uncapped Natal player. Not too many Boks around in those days though – post 1980 Wynand Claasen, Tim Cocks and gawie Visagie all played club rugby when not on Natal duty. DHS Old Boys had their share of Wallabies – Dick Cocks, gary Pearse and the great Mark Loane as well as the odd Puma like Jorge Allen in the mid 80’s

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.06.12 17:45:00 by steve Reply

  • @Ben (Comment 11) : I’m pretty sure I mentioned that in the article ๐Ÿ™‚ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.06.12 18:28:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : Uhm yes I know. Telling you that I’m happy about it!

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.06.12 18:31:46 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 15) : ah. Gotcha.

    Yes, me too!

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.06.12 18:40:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : But where will he go? As much as I like him, can’t really see a future for him at the Sharks with all the 15’s we have.

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.06.12 19:30:21 by Ben Reply
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  • @steve (Comment 13) : Mark Loane – now there’s a name from the past. One of my favourites ever.

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.06.12 10:25:36 by MysticShark Reply
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