Get to know your team – SP Marais

Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 16 Aug 2013 at 11:13
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Sarel Petrus Marais better known as SP Marais is the latest Sharks signing. He has played for the EP Kings since 2011 and most recently for the Southern Kings during their debut season of Super Rugby. After their relegation, SP decided to make a move to the Sharks to further his career.

SP was born in Parow on the 16th of March 1989 (24) and attended Paarl Boys High. He started his youth career at Boland in 2008 from where he moved to play for Pukke and later on for the Leopards in 2010. Later that year he helped the Leopards to retain their spot in the Premier Division of the Currie Cup when he scored three tries in the two promotion / relegation matches.

In 2011 he moved to the EP Kings where he played Currie Cup 1st Division until 2012. SP was also the highest try scorer for the Kings in 2011 with 10 tries, scoring 4 of them in one match against SWD Eagles.

SP will make his debut on the wing tonight against the Lions, we welcome him and wish him all the best at the Sharks.

(Info www.easternprovincerugby.com)


  • Welcome to the Sharks SP, I liked what I saw from this guy in Super Rugby and am pleased he’s decided to join the Sharks.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.08.13 12:00:01 by Jacques Venter Reply
  • Big welcome. I hope you are very happy with your new team.

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.08.13 12:31:59 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Rob I am sure you have answered this question before, but please bear with this scatter brain old lady 😳 Is SP Marais with the Sharks “permanently” or on loan until EP Kings are back in SR, which could be a long stay at the Sharks or one year? 🙂

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.08.13 12:36:46 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 3) : Signed a 2 year deal if I remember correctly.

    Welkom SP!

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.08.13 12:41:33 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : EXCELLENT!

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.08.13 12:51:37 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Glad he moved just hope he gets to play 15!!!!!!! Move Odwa to 13.

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.08.13 13:02:51 by JD Reply
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  • Welcome SP,

    Any idea which position he prefers? Did he aways play FB or did he shuffle to Wing often?
    Any weight/Height stats?

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.08.13 14:24:51 by Gaff Reply

  • @JD (Comment 6) : You’re not thinking straight about this one… Making Odwa or even JP play outside centre is madness

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.08.13 14:58:28 by SuperEtts Reply

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