Changes aplenty for Kayser as injuries bite

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 5 Sep 2013 at 11:23
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Sharks under 19 coach Deon Kayser has lost some key men ahead of this weekend’s crunch clash against the Lions in Johannesburg, leaving his young side with a very big task on their hands as the aim to overturn a loss against these foes in Durban earlier in the campaign.

It’s in the backline where the team is hardest hit; SA Schools centre Sandile Khubeka and scrumhalf Cameron Wright join Neil Martiz on the injured list; with Jean-Luc du Plessis back at flyhalf after playing fullback last week, there’s a completely new halfback pair in the mix. Starting for the first time at number 9 is Lotter Pretorius, who partnered Handre Pollard as a schoolboy at Paarl Gim. Glenwood’s Legend Marwana will take over from Khuebka at 12, with another Gimmie, Wion Robbertse, outside him. Colin Willemse, who wore 10 last week against Border, is back in the last line of defence.

The pack is more settled – and in fact strengthened this week, with lock Hendrick Botha back from injury to take over from utility forward Jonas Mikalcius, who filled in last week.

New faces in the 22 this week are Wynberg flyhalf Riaan O’Neill (clearly an Afrikaans Irishman) and young outside back called Sipho Mkhize, about whom not much is known at his stage.

The Sharks Under 19s
15. Colin Willemse, 14. Michael Cloete , 13. Wion Robbertse, 12. Nkululeko Marwana, 11. Alrin Eksteen, 10. Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9. Lotter Pretorius, 8. Ray Williams, 7. Barend Potgieter, 6. Joseph Jones, 5. JP Grobler, 4. Hendrick Botha, 3. Stefan van Schalkwyk, 2. Chris De Beer (Captain), 1. Stephan Morkel
Replacements: 16. Roan Dalzell, 17. Waldo Weideman , 18. Bart le Roux, 19. Philip Odendaal, 20. Jonas Mikalcius, 21. Arrie Vosloo , 22. Riaan O’Neill, 23. Sipho Mkhize


  • Boys won 25-9. That’s a huge result

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.09.13 14:37:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanx Rob, glad to hear they won!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.09.13 15:22:12 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 2) : I’m surprised, but bloody happy. Sounds like the Lions imploded

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.09.13 15:43:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hopefully the u21s can continue the trend

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.09.13 15:51:23 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

  • @Bok-Clyde-Kiwi (Comment 4) : wish I could find a score

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.09.13 17:07:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • Me 2 been searching everywhere-no luck

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.09.13 17:27:19 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

  • @Bok-Clyde-Kiwi (Comment 6) : sharks u21 lost 39-31

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.09.13 17:34:10 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @bobby 26 (Comment 7) : yeah – saw that.

    wish I hadn’t found the score.

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.09.13 17:39:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : me too

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.09.13 17:48:37 by bobby 26 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : me three but hopefully the senior side makes it 2 out of 3, against wp tomorrow and hopefully the next under 21 game is televised instead of the griquas and pumas u21s-speaking of which the pumas had a flyhalf that looked like a prop in the under21-boep and all

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.09.13 20:12:41 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply


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