Kleinhans blow ahead of semi

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 19 Oct 2012 at 09:46
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Sharks under 21 coach Sean Everitt has named his side to take on Western Province in Saturday’s semi-final, a game that will serve as the curtain-raiser to the big Currie Cup clash between the Sharks and the Blue Bulls at Kings Park. Experienced loose forward Francois Kleinhans, though, will sit the match out as the result of an injury picked up against the Leopards last week.

Guy Alexander comes in to replace Kleinhans at the back of the scrum and will complete a strong loose trio, featuring Chris Cloete and Pieter-Steph du Toit at flank. The rest of the starting line up is unchanged from the one that handed the Leopards a 44-21 defeat last weekend.

Gavin Hauptfleisch continues at flyhalf this week, although there is good news for Fred Zeilinga, who returns via the bench for this game. Zeilinga has been out of action for the last fortnight after picking up an injury in training and the former Glenwood flyhalf will be keen to get back onto the paddock to increase his buffer at the head of the competition’s individual points scoring table. Under 19 scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer has also won a spot on the bench this week.

Sharks under 21s:
15. Jaco van Tonder , 14. Piet Lindeque , 13. Wandile Mjekevu , 12. Heimar Williams (Capt) , 11. Sizo Maseko , 10. Gavin Hauptfleisch , 9. Hanco Venter , 8. Guy Alexander , 7. Pieter-Steph du Toit , 6. Chris Cloete , 5. Stephan Lewies , 4. Brendon Groenewald , 3. Nick Schonert , 2. Franco Marais , 1. Danie Mienie , , Replacements: 16. Allan Dell , 17. Nicolaas van Dyk , 18. Khaya Majola , 19. Murray Bondesio , 20. Stefan Ungerer , 21. Fred Zeilinga , 22. Jared Meyer


  • Losing Franna is a blow, but we should have enough up front to take these guys.

    Has Tom Botha already left for Bayonne?

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.10.12 11:47:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : ignore that stupid comment… didn’t realise Botha was no longer u21 anyway

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.10.12 11:47:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • It really is an incredibly talented team. One of our best chances to actually win the trophy. Hoping for three Sharks victories this weekend!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.10.12 14:26:22 by Argex Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Did he play u19 rugby for the Sharks?

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.10.12 14:27:21 by Argex Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : He signed for Montpellier 2 weeks ago.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.10.12 14:34:35 by Argex Reply

  • @Argex (Comment 4) : he did, yes

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.10.12 14:41:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Why did he decide to leave?

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.10.12 14:52:59 by Argex Reply

  • @Argex (Comment 7) : Saw more chances of game time in Cape Town. Not like the Sharks are short of young tight heads….

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.10.12 16:35:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Will be following this game with interest.

    WP starting with 10 players who are still eligible for the U21’s next year, and 3 that will still be eligible in 2014 (Jean Kleyn, Timo Swiel & Cheslin Kolbe).

    Sharks with 6, and 1 that will still be in 2014 (Hanco Venter).

    Should be a close game, but gotta tip WP :mrgreen:

    Luckily for Sharkies WP are down Steven Kitshoff, Scarra Ntubeni, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Wilhelm van der Sluys & Damian de Allende.

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.10.12 17:02:24 by hendrikp Reply


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