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Sharks in good shape ahead of opener


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 13 Feb 2014 at 10:05
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Jake White has revealed that the Sharks are in an incredibly good state, injury-wise, ahead of this year’s Super Rugby tournament.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, White confirmed that of the group of 39 players named in the official squad, only Tyler Fisher – who hurt his shoulder against Saracens – is not currently fit for selection. Keegan Daniel, who is also battling a little with a shoulder complaint, is touch and go but could probably be picked to face the Bulls this weekend if required.

Given the depth available at loose forward, however, it’s unlikely that White would take a risk with any player who isn’t 100%, meaning Daniel will probably sit out against the team that has so often felt his sting late in the game.

We expect the Sharks match 23 for the Bulls game to be announced later today. The starting line-up is expected to exactly mirror the outfit that played against the Lions in Johannesburg last weekend, with the addition of Willem Alberts to the loose trio, possibly replacing Tera Mtembu at number 8.


18 Comments

  • Off the topic, there are some optimistic people out there regarding Superbru picks 😆

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.02.14 10:11:30 by Talent Reply
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  • Excellent lets get this party started!

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.02.14 10:11:31 by R Hayward Reply

     
  • I wonder who will be 13? I have a feeling it will be S’bura. Looking fwd to seeing him go

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.02.14 10:12:30 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 3) : You think JW will throw him in the deep end against the bok centre?? 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.02.14 10:13:34 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 3) : S’baru defence is yet to be properly tested. I’d venture he’ll be on the bench though and probably used in the second half.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.02.14 10:16:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Jordaan will start at 13, I’m sure. Hoping for a bench spot for S’bura though.

    He’s a player whose time has come.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.02.14 10:21:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 3) : Nah, it’ll be the same team he fielded against the Lions. Jake might talk excitedly off the field but he’s risk adverse on it.

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.02.14 10:22:18 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 5) : S’baru make some amazing cars tho. 😛

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.02.14 10:24:15 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 8) : And that is why I avoid his nickname like the plague, I know I never get it right but can’t be bothered to google it every time :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.02.14 10:28:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : Go with Sbu…. that works and is easy enough to remember and spell 🙂

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.02.14 10:29:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : Much obliged 😀

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.02.14 10:48:55 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : @vanmartin (Comment 11) : or hosepipe 😳 😆

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.02.14 10:55:07 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : ah yes… I’d forgotten about that one, actually.

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.02.14 11:02:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think Ive figured out Jake’s selection policy. “jy sal f*kken sterk wees, of jy sal f*kken vinnig wees”! No in betweens

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.02.14 11:06:59 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 1) : Yes, and I am 1 of them 😀

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.02.14 11:29:11 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 14) : In enige ander geval sal jy Patrick Lambie wees :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.02.14 11:40:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Why is the squad in today’s Mercury with photos different from the one announced here? Anyone got a clue?

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.02.14 11:43:52 by jzb0709 Reply

     
  • @jzb0709 (Comment 17) : dunno, haven’t seen it

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.02.14 11:46:30 by robdylan Reply
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