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 29 Aug 2012 at 08:10

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Another interesting weekend of rugby produced victories for the the Bulls and the Lions in two important matches this weekend and the Cheetahs extended their winning record to two in a row to stay in this years closely fought battle on the log.

Our team of the week reflects more of the winning teams this week, the Lions and the Bulls, with 5 players each, the Cheetahs with 2 and the rest of the numbers are made up of one player of each of the other teams.

15. Louis Ludik

Another stand out performance. He seems to be everywhere on the field and can’t seem to set a foot wrong.

14. Akona Ndungane

It just goes to show that it is not just speed that makes a great winger. He and his twin brother were the stand out wingers this week.

13. Johann Sadie

He’s a good player who has been hampered by injuries and lack of opportunities, but he certainly made the most of his first opportunity in this year’s Currie Cup to show his union what they will be missing when he leaves.

12. Butch James

He is still a quality player and seems to be enjoying his rugby.

11. Clayton Blommetjies

One of the great things of this year’s Currie Cup is the new talent that are being unveiled.

10. Elton Jantjies

Jantjies relished the game time after carrying tackle bags for the Boks, with this performance he has again showed why he deserves a shot in the green and gold.

9. Sarel Pretorius

Busy, busy, busy … Sarel was all over the field. The Cheetahs must love to have him back, he has a huge impact on how the play.

8. Duane Vermeulen

Back after an injury Duane is still getting back to his best, but his physical presence and experience will be important for WP in this year’s Currie Cup.

7. CJ Stander

He hasn’t had a bad game since the first time he was introduced by the Bulls in Super Rugby this year, another huge talent that will be lost to Europe.

6. Cobus Grobbelaar

He has a never say die attitude and he may not be this Lions teams captain any more, but he still leads by example.

5. Franco van der Merwe

Another committed player, putting everything into every hit and every carry.

4. Ligtoring Landman

He is a big ball carrying lock and has been great in this year’s Currie Cup so far.

3. Marcel van der Merwe

He’s getting some game time and doing a good job of getting noticed for all the right reasons.

2. Willie Wepener

He’s been putting in strong performances from the bench for the Bulls in Super Rugby and has gone on to deliver great 80 minute rugby in the Currie Cup.

1. JC Janse van Rensburg

He’s not a flashy loose head as so many of them are today, but he certainly is an effective one and is doing all the right things in the Lions tight five.

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  • Marcell van der Merwe plays for Free State Cheetahs doesn’t he?

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.08.12 08:17:44 by The Quirk Reply
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  • I am really glad that Ludik is playing the quality rugby again that the Sharks signed him for. If he keeps it up he may be in bok contention one of these days.

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.08.12 08:34:44 by Viking Reply
  • @Viking (Comment 2) : Not until he learns the very important lesson that a fullback must have no imagination, and kick everything he gets his hands on. That is the Springbok way

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.08.12 08:55:56 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Ligtoring Landman – what a name for lock 😛

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.08.12 09:01:39 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Baywatch is the best 6 of the week and gets dropped to the bench the next week? Only in Lions Country.

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.08.12 09:14:50 by Bite me Reply

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  • @Bite me (Comment 5) :

    Its a strange thing that!

    THe whole loose trio shuffle boggles the mind a bit.. Why take two of the players that did so well in the last game, in Baywatch and Strauss, and drop the one and shift the other to lock of all positions? Only to try another loose trio combination?!

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.08.12 09:18:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Strauss is properly out of favour. They’re trying to stuff him around.

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.08.12 09:50:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 4) : I smile everytime I read his name.

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.08.12 09:55:40 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Won’t be surprised if he leaves soon. Would probably do well at either the Stormers or the Cheetahs.

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.08.12 10:05:01 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 8) : I gather he is very tall, but does it also mean the lights are on upstairs?

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.08.12 10:10:21 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Baywatch has been one of the stalwarts for the lions over these last few years. He has always been a fighter in a loosing cause.

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.08.12 10:31:52 by Dunx Reply

  • Ludik for the bokke!

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.08.12 10:51:21 by King Shark Reply
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