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, Springboks, WP on 22 Aug 2012 at 07:52
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In week 2 the Sharks stand alone as the only unbeaten team,  bar Griquas stands on a won one, lost one record .

After week 1 was dominated by Lions players (they had one more than the Sharks with 6), week 2 sees 8 Sharks players in our team restoring the natural balance of Sharksworld. This week the Lions get 3, then it’s the Cheetahs with 2 and the Bulls and Griquas each with 1.

15. Louis Ludik

He picked up where he left off in Super Rugby. At some point his form has to be recognised.

14. Odwa Ndungane

You can’t scoff at the value experience brings to a team. Odwa uses that experience especially well.

13. Paul Jordaan

If he can get a few more 80 minute games under his belt he’ll make a real call for Bok inclusion come the Australasian tour.

12. Meyer Bosman

Unwavering aiming at the posts from everywhere on the field and a solid pillar the Sharks build their backline around.

11. Rocco Jansen

In the second half he faded a little with his team’s decision to defend their lead, but he was prominent in building their lead in the first.

10. Riaan Viljoen

He may not be the most reliable pick at fly half, but his first two performances at 10 will improve his critics confidence in his abilities in this position.

9. Sarel Pretorius

He and Charl McLeod were the most prominent scrummies over the weekend, both made a few too many errors, Pretorius’ good just overshadowing his bad a little more than Charl.

8. CJ Stander

By far the best loosie this weekend and looking at the way he’s been playing in his last few outings, he may have been selected above another Bull in the Bok squad had he not decided to leave for Europe.

7. Jean Deysel

At one stage he just ran over his defenders. He’s enjoying the game time he’s getting.

6. Frans Viljoen

He worked hard in this game, carrying, cleaning and tackling.

5. Anton Bresler

After a short one week break, Anton seems ready for more work. He was not as prominent as he was in the latter part of Super Rugby, but popped up all around the park more than enough.

4. Andries Ferreira

With picks at lock being pretty scarce for South Africa, this was a very good time for Ferreira to deliver a great performance. At only 22 years old he can only go up from here.

3. Jacobie Adriaanse

Adriaanse had Chadwicks number, especially in the first half the Sharks had no answer to the massive scrumming from the Lions.

2. Craig Burden

The set pieces weren’t great, but since set pieces are more of a team effort, we’ll give this one to Craig based on his individual play. Congratulations on the call up BTW!

1. JC Janse van Rensburg

Another very strong performance in the scrums by the captain. It seems the responsibility of leading his team has been good for him.

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  • Griquas has 2 losses

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.08.12 08:00:28 by Poisy Reply
  • So Western Province beat Griquas in Kimberley, and no player gets into the team of the week, yet Griquas lost at home, and get a player in the team? Hmmm…

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.08.12 08:06:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : Interesting 😯

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.08.12 08:20:42 by Viking Reply
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) :@Viking (Comment 3) : WP played well below par for their win, with one or two players showing some good touches, but only in the second half. On another day against a stronger team they would not have managed a win.

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.08.12 08:34:52 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 1) : Thanks, I don’t know how I missed that.

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.08.12 08:35:16 by Letgo Reply
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  • The sharks really need a lineout coach our locks underperform I feel

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.08.12 08:44:12 by Poisy Reply
  • Supersport is reporting that bosman is injured this weeks game isin’t looking good

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.08.12 08:55:19 by Poisy Reply
  • @Letgo (Comment 4) : I have to agree with Rich, I would assume the Bulls were also well under par for their loss, but CJ makes it? Most people have been singing praises for Marcell Brache’s game where he had a hand in every try. I’m happy to admit the rest of the WP lads don’t deserve a shot, but Brache was a must.

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.08.12 09:29:32 by molly Reply
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  • Never been a big fan of this team of the week thing on Sharksworld.
    Perhaps just an opinion thing but my team would be quite a bit different every week.

    Surprised no WP players in there. Considering they won in Kimberley.

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.08.12 09:58:13 by John Galt Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 8) : I didnt see the game, how was Vermeulen?

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.08.12 10:05:12 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 9) : Who do you suggest from the Province game, Molly, a Province supporter, suggests only one player was worth a mention. Do you have an alternative better balanced team of a week that you think is worth sharing, would you care to participate in selecting the team of the week?

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.08.12 10:11:08 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Beware Noop comming thru. Big Shark new to SW and wow the team did great so far. Yoh had a look at the players currently on the park and wow all of them are in great shape the fitness coach needs some kudo’s

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.08.12 10:15:16 by Bakmister Reply

  • @Bakmister (Comment 12) :

    Welcome to the site!

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.08.12 10:16:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : Thanks.

    Would like to rephrase my previous comment, all except maybe the front row. Some serious work to do there!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.08.12 10:30:26 by Bakmister Reply

  • Nice selection with the Sharks ruling the backline, Sithole must have pushed hard for inclusion here? I also see that news from the Lions regarding players is a bit quiet

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.08.12 10:42:41 by Dunx Reply

  • @Bakmister (Comment 12) : Bakmister?? The one and only??

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.08.12 10:54:38 by Ice Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 9) : Who would you have included? I’m interested to see where you would have made changes to our team. Remember it’s just opinion and I would be glad to hear yours and then I can argue our selection and you can argue yours.

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.08.12 10:54:43 by Letgo Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 8) : I thought Brache was good to. I also thought Francois Venter was pretty good. Waylon was very good for parts of his game.

    Brache could easily have been picked here. I like break he made in the midfield and the offload to his wing for a very nice try.

    I think Bosman pipped him this week, because his influence to his teams victory might have been even greater. His general play and involvement was good, and his kicking was excellent.

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.08.12 10:58:47 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 16) : Hehehe Yip long time hey?

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.08.12 11:02:37 by Bakmister Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 16) : I’ve been meaning to ask, for who was the quizz that you were compiling?

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.08.12 11:04:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 8) : They were under par, CJ though, without any doubt, was the best 8 this weekend. Warren Whiteley is the only other one worth mentioning and he basically just made one good break and didn’t even get a good pass away.

    Brache and JP du Plessis, the two players I would have considered and competition from several other good performers in their positions.

    Oh then there’s Siyabonga Ntubeni, he was good … I’ll give you that and given, that Burden was pretty poor in the set pieces for most of the Sharks game, (as I can remember it, he only came on in the second half though… do I have this completely wrong? Didn’t Fourie start at 2?)

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.08.12 11:12:54 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Bakmister (Comment 19) : holy crap! It took you 4 yrs to find us? LOL! Welcome!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.08.12 11:38:06 by Ice Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 20) : have not finished yet – but its for a site rugby united. They have more overseas based supporters and fans – so compiling the quizz is not that easy as its more on overseas (english) teams and international NH rugby. They have a twitter quizz on Wednesdays.

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.08.12 11:46:48 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 23) : Your a real rugby junkie arent you, good luck with getting those questions. Will check them out some time.

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.08.12 11:48:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 22) : Eish sorry! Was a bit out-bloged at one stage. I did however kept an eye on the site just didnt register. So the Sharks not too bad this year? The yougsters finally get their chance. Experience and the set pieces still a worry.

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.08.12 12:12:10 by Bakmister Reply

  • @Bakmister (Comment 25) : yip! I think they did better than I expected especially with us asking for young talent to be bled.

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.08.12 12:39:15 by Ice Reply
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