Blow for juniors as Esterhuizen ruled out

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 5 Sep 2013 at 12:05
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Star Sharks under 21 centre Andre Esterhuizen will miss out on this week’s match against the Lions, after picking up an injury against Border. His place will go to another “big unit” in Zimbabwean Gareth Meikle.

Otherwise, the team is strengthened this week, welcoming back a number of men who’ve been out recently. Guy Alexander is back from injury and reclaims his number 8 jersey, with Johan Meyer shifting back to blindside flank. Khaya Majola is also back, starting at openside, while Maks van Dyk returns to tighthead prop. Meikle’s inclusion for Esterhuizen is the only change to a settled and dangerous back division.

Sharks under 21s:
15 Sean Robinson, 14 Kotaro Matsushima, 13 Tyler Fisher, 12 Gareth Meikle , 11 Alcino Isaacs, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Guy Alexander, 7 Johan Meyer, 6 Khaya Majola, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Wiehan Hay, 3 Nicolaas van Dyk, 2 Franco Marais (capt), 1 Allan Dell
Subs: 16 Jacques Taylor, 17 Simon Kerrod, 18 Dylan Nel , 19 Murray Bondesio, 20 Hanco Venter, 21 Duncan Campbell, 22 Michael Bernardt


  • Lions u/19 should take it but the Lions u/21s have struggled so far this season

    Lions 1, Sharks 1

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.09.13 13:44:57 by Baylion Reply
  • u/19s Sharks win 25-9

    MTN Golden Lions
    Penalties: Brandan Hewit (3)

    The Sharks U19
    Conversions: Jean-Luc Du Plessis (2)
    Drop Goals: Jean-Luc Du Plessis
    Penalties: Jean-Luc Du Plessis
    Tries: Jean-Luc Du Plessis, Michael Cloete, Thembalethu Ray Williams

    u/21s Lions win 39-31

    MTN Golden Lions U21
    Conversions: Marais Schmidt (4)
    Penalties: Marais Schmidt (2)
    Tries: Damian Courtney Engledoe, Harold Vorster, Jacques Jehan Nel, Marais Schmidt, Stephan de Wit

    The Sharks U21
    Conversions: Duncan Campbell, Robert du Preez
    Penalties: Robert du Preez (4)
    Tries: Alcino Marchiano Izaacs, Allan Dell, Dylan Mike Nel

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.09.13 18:29:55 by Baylion Reply

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