Sharks name 28 for Currie Cup

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 7 Aug 2012 at 13:26
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With three players currently on the injured list – and ten others with the Boks – the Sharks have been forced to name a weakened 28-man squad to do battle in this year’s Currie Cup.

In addition to those players with the Boks, neither Ryan Kankowski nor Fred Michalak will be around, having opted to head overseas on completion of the Super Rugby tournament.

The rest of the Super Rugby squad, coupled with those players who have been on the fringes of selection all year, comprise the bulk of the Currie cup squad. Tim Whitehead, Kyle Cooper and Pieter-Steph du Toit are currently unavailable through injury, but should hopefully come back into the reckoning soon.

The Sharks have managed to avoid raiding the under 21 ranks too much this time around, with only Franna Kleinhans, Paul Jordaan and du Toit still eligible for that age-group.

Sharks Currie Cup Squad (courtesy of

1. Meyer Bosman
2. Jacques Botes
3. Anton Bresler
4. Craig Burden
5. Dale Chadwick
6. Kyle Cooper (INJ)
7. Jean Deysel
8. Pieter-Steph du Toit (INJ)
9. Monde Hadebe
10. Wiehahn Herbst
11. Conrad Hoffmann
12. Paul Jordaan
13. Marius Joubert
14. Francois Kleinhans
15. Louis Ludik
16. Jandre Marais
17. Peet Marais
18. Charl McLeod
19. Lubabalo Mtembu
20. Odwa Ndungane
21. Gouws Prinsloo
22. Julian Redelinghuys
23. Cobus Reinach
24. Sbura Sithole
25. Rosko Specman
26. Steven Sykes
27. Riaan Viljoen
28. Tim Whitehead (INJ)


  • I think this is a reasonably predictable squad… and as strong as we could pick.

    Clear issue is at loosehead, as always, but let’s hope that Julian can cover that position if needed. Only 3 props is a worry, but I guess one of Schonert or Mienie will be called up if needed, because the under 21s have 4 great props.

    As we predicted as well, there’s no clear flyhalf option here… Gouws/Tjop/Meyer are the options… I wonder who will be asked to step up?

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.08.12 13:31:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    Assuming it will be Riaan Viljoen?

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.08.12 13:36:56 by hendrikp Reply

  • Possible starting XV for this weekend?

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.08.12 13:56:51 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Thanks a lot for this information…let the games begin! 😉

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.08.12 13:59:25 by Ladyshark Reply

  • I would make Meyer 1st choice 10, I hope Hoffman and Joubert can show us why the Sharks thought they would be good buys? Can’t they put Joubert on early pension or sell him to the Kings and get De Wet to make a come back?

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.08.12 14:10:10 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • is there any reasone why we should not win the cc this year?! this team could do special things 🙂

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.08.12 14:12:33 by jessi Reply

  • Team I would like to see?

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.08.12 14:17:55 by Talent Reply
  • 1 Herbst
    2 Burden
    3 Chadwick
    4 Bresler
    5 Sykes
    6 Botes
    7 Deysel
    8 Mthembu

    9 Mcleod
    10 Bosman
    11 Ndungane
    12 Joubert
    13 Jordaan
    14 Ludick
    15 Viljoen

    16 Hadebe
    17 Redelinghuys
    18 J. Marais
    19 Kleinhans
    20 Hoffman
    21 Sithole
    22 Prinsloo

    What about this?

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.08.12 14:21:23 by Argex Reply

  • I’d like to see Meyer Bosman at 10, but that leaves us a little thin at centre, with only Paul Jordaan, who seems a little injury prone, and Tim Whitehead, who is currently injured. Maybe now’s the time to experiment with Louis Ludik or Odwa Ndungane in the 13 jersey?

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.08.12 14:39:22 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 9) : We’ve got Marius Joubert – no worries 😯 😆

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.08.12 14:47:29 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • I prefer the props to be switched and Ludik without a “c” 😉

    With that said… Bosman inside center, Viljoen fly-half, Ludik full-back is a better option because I just cannot survive another Marius Joubert-fiasco.

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.08.12 14:51:24 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 10) : Like I said, our only centres are Paul Jordaan, who seems a little injury prone, and Tim Whitehead, who is currently injured…

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.08.12 14:55:07 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 10) : @Culling Song (Comment 12) : The one who says his name shall be forced to wear a pink Blue Bull thong 😈 – A new entry in to the Sharks Fans commandments

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.08.12 15:03:33 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @KingRiaan (Comment 13) : Whose name? Tim Whitehead or Paul Jordaan? Because those are the only centres we have with Bosman at 10…

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.08.12 15:21:16 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 14) : Marius Joubert

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.08.12 16:04:18 by KingRiaan Reply


  • Comment 16, posted at 07.08.12 16:13:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 15) : you’ve just said that name so the pink blue bull thong goes to you…

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.08.12 16:15:25 by MJ Reply

  • When du Toit’s injury has healed I think he should start with Bresler in place of Sykes who should be benched… But that’s just my opionion.

    We’re looking a bit thin for this Currie Cup season, but what can you expect after a long Super Rugby season where the Sharks performed so well that over half the team got selected for the Bokke or burnt out and got injured…

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.08.12 16:16:32 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : Hey rob can someone please update my avatar

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.08.12 16:18:05 by MJ Reply

  • Hopefully any one of Williams, Mjekevu or Lindeque could get a run.

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.08.12 16:18:50 by Argex Reply

  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 18) : I know this is crazy, but the under 21 side is so short of locks… it almost seems a shame not to use Steph there… given that we have 4 other good senior locks available.

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.08.12 16:34:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 15) : Seems the both of us will be sporting pink bulls thongs 😳

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.08.12 20:18:22 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Some of these guys will do Bok duty as well this year still

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.08.12 01:35:47 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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