Five new Sharks welcomed to Super fold

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 17 Feb 2014 at 09:00
Tagged with : , , , , , ,

Five players were officially welcomed to Super Rugby by the Sharks after Saturday’s match against the Bulls (even though one of them didn’t actually play on the day).

Fred Zeilinga, who is yet to open his account in 2014, earned a Super Rugby cap against the Southern Kings in the Sharks’ final match of the 2013 season, but given all the shenanigans going on at the time (what with interim coaches and a team that, frankly, just wasn’t in the mood for celebrating even despite a big win on the day) clearly never received his official “cap” (yes, there is actually a real cap involved). This oversight was corrected on Saturday night in the Sharks change room.

Joining him were four other players who made a first appearance for the Sharks in Super Rugby on Saturday. Lourens Adriaanse (30 Cheetahs appearances) and SP Marais (8 Kings appearances) both made franchise debuts for the Sharks against the Bulls, while Stephan Lewies and Heimar Williams, who came on as replacements, made their respective first apeparances in the Super Rugby comeptition for any side.

Congratulations to our five new Sharks. The picture below is courtesy of Charl McLeod’s Twitter feed.


  • Congrats guys, and may there be many sharks caps still be in the future.

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.02.14 09:11:41 by KingRiaan Reply
  • Great news ,Fred Z is the future at 10 for the Sharks

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.02.14 09:44:05 by benji Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
  • @benji (Comment 2) : Lambie’s only 23.

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.02.14 09:51:54 by David12246 Reply

  • I’m a big fan of tradition, so very nice to see the Sharks capping their new players.

    Well done boys on a brilliant game. The Bulls came out guns blazing in the first 20 minutes, but we just wore them down. I’m sure we’ll figure out how to combat their driving maul.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.02.14 09:53:41 by StevieS Reply
  • @David12246 (Comment 3) : 😆

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.02.14 09:54:44 by StevieS Reply
  • @benji (Comment 2) : nouprajykak 😀

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.02.14 09:57:56 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    West Indies Cricket Board
  • @David12246 (Comment 3) : But Lambie didn’t go to Glenwood. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.02.14 12:22:59 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
    The Great Couch Shark
  • So does that mean that a guy like Jacques Botes literally has 173 material caps lying around the house?

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.02.14 12:25:03 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
    The Great Couch Shark
  • We do seem to forget that Lambie is still so young, hopefully Zeilinga doesnt disappear.

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.02.14 12:31:06 by Dunx Reply

  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 8) : He hasn’t had to buy a dish-cloth in years 😈 😉

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.02.14 13:11:25 by vanmartin Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Author
  • @benji (Comment 2) : How do you work that out……Lambie is 23 and Swiel is twice the player Z is?

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.02.14 23:39:29 by Saffex Reply

  • @Saffex (Comment 11) : Let’s wait and see

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.02.14 08:27:05 by benji Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.