Sharks XV unleash Bok pair

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 2 May 2013 at 14:23
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The Lions may have named what they consider their strongest available side for tomorrow’s Vodacom Cup quarter-final clash in Durban, but they’ll come up against two Springbok loose forwards named in tandem for the Sharks XV.

Ryan Kankowski, a surprising omission from the Sharks Super Rugby tour squad, will play in his familiar number 8 jersey when the two teams clash, with another Bok, Willem Alberts, operating at blindside flank. With both big names being given game time as part of the “bigger picture”, there will of course be some unlucky men who have contributed throughout the campaign, only to miss out this week. One such man is Francois Kleinhans, who loses his number 6 jersey this week to Brynard Stander, shifted across to make room for Alberts. Kleinhans and another flank, Khaya Majola, will do bench duty, with Alberts able to cover lock if necessary.

The only other change to the side that bested the Pampas XV last week comes at scrumhalf, with Hanco Venter elevated to the starting lineup after Tian Meyer’s call-up to the Super Rugby side. Stefan Ungerer comes onto the bench to provide cover.

The Sharks XV

15. Jaco van Tonder
14. Kotaro Matsushima
13. Marius Joubert (Capt)
12. Heimar Williams
11. Sizo Maseko
10. Fred Zeilinga
9. Hanco Venter
8. Ryan Kankowski
7. Willem Alberts
6. Brynard Stander
5. Peet Marais
4. Jandre Marais
3. Nicolaas van Dyk
2. Monde Hadebe
1. Robbie Harris

16. Franco Marais
17. Simon Kerrod
18. Francois Kleinhans
19. Khaya Majola
20. Stefan Ungerer
21. Tyler Fisher
22. Gouws Prinsloo


  • I have only two words.


  • Comment 1, posted at 02.05.13 14:26:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • Interesting to hear Plank Meyer is in Stellenbosch last night

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.05.13 14:27:21 by Ludz Reply

  • puppy is going to get a klap,no Bismarck? 😳

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.05.13 14:30:36 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 2) : he’ll play next weekend. We won’t be allowed Kanko for the semi

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.05.13 14:43:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @bobby 26 (Comment 3) : I heard he was in contention – must have made a late call that he wasn’t quite ready.

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.05.13 14:43:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Think Baby Bok forwards are getting together in Stellenbosch this weekend, my question is, is Johan there as a fringe player just in case of an injury or has someone fallen out because of injury?

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.05.13 14:56:50 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 6) : oh, interesting.

    I’ll ask

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.05.13 14:58:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    I’m also a massive fan of Jouba. Best Bok centre in many moons…

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.05.13 15:23:06 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • It’s nice to see Kanko will be getting some game time and also nice to know alberts will be ready when the Sharkies come back from tour.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.05.13 15:23:42 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Why won’t we be allowed Kanko for the semi?

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.05.13 15:41:20 by David12246 Reply

  • @David12246 (Comment 11) :

    He’s waxing his legs that day.

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.05.13 16:01:43 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : How long does Marius Joubert have left on his contract?

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.05.13 16:10:48 by Tintin Reply

  • @Tintin (Comment 13) :

    I dunno… but if Carlsberg made locks… they’d all look like Eben Etsebeth.

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.05.13 16:41:49 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 14) : If Carlsberg made locks, they would all look like Mark Andrews

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.05.13 16:54:00 by Tintin Reply

  • i like! sharks by 8

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.05.13 16:56:55 by Poisy Reply
  • @Tintin (Comment 15) :

    Wash your mouth out you philistine.

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.05.13 17:00:16 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Think the Sharks XV loose trio is way beter than Sharks super rugby loose trio, would love to see them face each other in a game.

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.05.13 19:45:01 by JD Reply
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  • @Tintin (Comment 13) : if it’s even 1 day then it’s 1 day too long

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.05.13 21:44:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @David12246 (Comment 10) : from the semis on, eligibility rules kick in. You need to have played 2 regular season games to be eligible (or something).

    Won’t apply to Alberts because he hasn’t played Super Rugby yet this year.

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.05.13 21:47:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • This game starting @ 15h00, wish they showed it…

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.05.13 21:55:24 by Franshark Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : Well said Rob!!!!!! I’m sure the Sharks XV playing him over Fisher was a big reason for Fisher not making the SA 0/20 team. not to be rude but I think it’s time for MJ and Odwa to hang-up the boots.

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.05.13 22:07:28 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : So could we have Bismarck on the bench in the semi then?

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.05.13 08:23:23 by Bokhoring Reply
  • good luck guys for the game today , hope that they will have enough support for the game today πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.05.13 08:57:35 by snowflake Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 22) : if he’s ready, I don’t see why not

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.05.13 09:24:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • My team for the Currie Cup & Boks are on duty:

    1. Herbst
    2. Cooper
    3. Maks van Dyk
    4. Bresler
    5. Peet Marais
    6. Daniel
    7. Kleinhans
    8. Mtembu

    9. Reinach
    10. Zeilinga
    11. Mvovo
    12. Bosman
    13. Fisher
    14. Sithole
    15. Viljoen

    16. Burden
    17. Dell
    18. Stander
    19. Jandre Marais
    20. McCleod
    21. Gouws Prinsloo
    22. Ndungane

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.05.13 11:06:03 by disgruntled shark Reply

  • Dell to loosehead, Herbst to tighthead, Mienie on the bench during Currie Cup. Might even be Chadwick at loosehead if he’s any good after his injury. Maks will play u21 rugby

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.05.13 12:59:53 by Ludz Reply

  • Go LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.05.13 13:04:09 by Mutley Reply

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