Sharksworld’s Currie Cup Team of the Week

Written by Maria Delport (Letgo)

Posted in :Admin, Bulls, Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Other SA Teams, Sharks, WP on 15 Aug 2012 at 14:00

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The first week of the Currie Cup sees 6 Lions, 5 Sharks, 2 Bulls and 2 Cheetahs make our team of the week.

15. Andries Coetzee

A young man with big potential. His option taking and calmness is impressive.

14. Odwa Ndugane

Chances to shine in the wet weather were scarce, but Odwa always finds work to do. His experience in a young back three was invaluable on the day.

13. Paul Jordaan

Again, he didn’t make it the full 80 but he showed his brilliance with another beautiful run to spark the Sharks’ comeback.

12. Waylon Murray

Injuries have not been kind to him. We have not seen him play much rugby for a while but Waylon is looking better with each game he plays.

11. Raymond Rhule

Another one of our under 21 World Cup heroes. Look out for this young man, he has something special.

10. Riaan Viljoen

His contribution to the Sharks win, controlling the game with his boot, keeping WP in their own half, chipping that kick for Bosman and making the winning drop gives him the nod in our team.

9. Cobus Reinach

He’s been around for a while now but this was his first 80 minutes for the Sharks. He had a very accurate game and what more can you ask on a rainy day.

8. Derick Minnie

He usually isn’t very flashy and much of what he does goes unnoticed, although his work rate is always up there for his team. It was nice to see him being rewarded with a good opportunistic try.

7. Arno Botha

The Bulls weren’t really good in the first half but their forwards and to be more specific, Arno Botha, really stepped up in the second half.

6. Cobus Grobbelaar

He must be the most committed man to ever pull the Lions jersey over his shoulders.

5. Steven Sykes

Another forward that does not get enough credit for the grunt work he does. Always solid and always reliable is a great compliment to give any player.

4. Hendrik Roodt

At 1.98 M and 123 Kg the 24 year old Roodt could be called a late bloomer. Who knew he played for the Waratahs? He’s been all over really and injuries didn’t help either. He is however looking good now and with SA short on lock depth this is a player to keep an eye on.

3. Jacobie Adriaanse

His scrummaging was strong and his workrate good.

2. Willie Wepener

Craig Burden scored two tries but Wepener and Arno Botha run amok with the Griquas in the second half making more line breaks than any back last weekend. They just couldn’t tackle him and so Burden just misses out this week.

1. Trevor Nyakane

He just loves getting involved with ball in hand.

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  • Raymond Rhule! Such an exciting player!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.08.12 14:14:52 by Ice Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • Think Butch had a better game than Viljoen, more rounded, but on the other hand Viljoen played on a wet pitch

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.08.12 15:12:44 by Mutley Reply
  • @Mutley (Comment 2) :

    That selection was hotly debated as was the selection of Jordaan over Mapoe.

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.08.12 15:30:19 by Pokkel Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Author
  • @Mutley (Comment 2) : we went with Riaan because we felt he, quite literally, was the difference between winning and losing – behind a beaten pack, in the wet, away from home.

    Not to say Butch wasn’t outstanding – we just felt Riaan was more instrumental.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.08.12 15:32:52 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • Tzaneen representing again! Go Trevor 😎

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.08.12 16:34:10 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : I was really impressed with Viljoen. I had my doubts and he made me eat my words.

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.08.12 10:51:08 by lostfish Reply
    Valued Sharksworld Supporter Competition Winner
  • Trevor Nyakane over JC?? 🙄

    Viljoen over Butch tough call.

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.08.12 10:53:45 by LionsinPTA Reply


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