Sharks XV side taking shape

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 25 Feb 2013 at 11:09
Tagged with : , , , , ,

The shadow Sharks XV team recorded a resounding 68-7 win over the Griffons in a pre-Vodacom Cup warm-up match this weekend, with the combinations selected showing some insight into coach Sean Everitt’s thinking ahead of the season opener in a fortnight’s time.

As is generally the case for these sort of games, information is sketchy; we have, however, managed to piece together the Sharks XV starting line-up, as well as the try scorers on the day.

Left wing Sizo Maseko was the clear stand-out, scoring five of the ten tries the Sharks XV recorded. Other tries were scored by prop Allan Dell, lock Peet Marais, flank Brynard Stander, wing S’bura Sithole and number 8 Johan Meyer. Nine of the ten were converted, although we’re not sure how many were kicked by which players. The assumption is that Fred Zeilinga (flyhalf) would have put most of them over.

Here is how the Sharks XV lined up for the game:

15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 S’bura Sithole, 13 Marius Joubert, 12 Heimar Williams, 11 Sizo Maseko, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Johan Meyer, 7 Brynard Stander, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Peet Marais, 4 Jandre Marais, 3 Allan Dell, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Danie Mienie

We unfortunately don’t have any info on replacements.

The Sharks XV kick off their Vodacom Cup campaign against the Border Bulldogs, in Durban on 8 March.


  • I hope that we also use the guys from Rovers with Currie Cup and Super Rugby experience.

    Greg Goosen, Chris Jordaan, Nicolai Blignauut, Mox Mxoli…they’ll add to an already impressive squad!

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.02.13 11:31:13 by ChrisS Reply
  • @ChrisS (Comment 1) : We should rather back the guys that are contracted to The Sharks πŸ˜‰

    Good to see young Johan Meyer back from injury…keen to see what he can do!

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.02.13 11:42:38 by JJR Reply
  • Great to see Sbura, Allan and Johan in the side, all products of the great Queen’s College, Allan was lucky enough to be in the 1st XV when Sbura was captain in 08, also Johan played with Allan for 2 years in 2009 and 2010. It is Johan and Sbura who were playing in the same team for the 1st time

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.02.13 12:59:28 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 3) : so who you supporting in Vodacom Cup this year? πŸ™‚

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.02.13 13:26:57 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Kings for sure, Sharks get an honourable mention of course

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.02.13 17:43:22 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 5) : haha fair enough

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.02.13 17:52:49 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • Wow! 5 tries 😎

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.02.13 18:44:46 by SteelShark Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.