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Sharks props join the ton-up club


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 13 May 2014 at 15:49
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Saturday’s game against the Crusaders could mark another major milestone for a pair of Cell C Sharks players, with props Beast Mtawarira and Jannie du Plessis each set to earn a 100th Vodacom Super Rugby cap for the team, if selected.

Mtawarira, who has been a Shark since his junior days, has earned all of his 99 previous caps in this competition wearing the black and white of the Sharks and on Saturday will join the legion of “home grown centurions” that has welcomed Keegan Daniel and JP Pietersen already this season, while also boasting Bismarck du Plessis and Jacques Botes from the current group, who earned their 100th caps in seasons gone by.

The older du Plessis brother earned 26 Super Rugby caps for the Cheetahs before moving to Durban and has now, like Mtawarira, amassed 99 appearances in the black and white. Like Odwa Ndungane (who also started his career elsewhere before seeing the light), Jannie will earn his 100th Sharks Super Rugby cap if selected to face the Crusaders – and 126th overall.

That figure will see Jannie eclipse the 125 career caps gained by both John Smit and AJ Venter, to stand alone as the second-most-capped South African Super Rugby player ever. Victor Matfield currently stands alone on 135 appearances for the Bulls and Cats.


15 Comments

  • Unfortunately another milestone that looks extremely likely to end in tears 😥

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.05.14 15:52:46 by Greg Reply
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  • So far each game this year when one of our players had their 100th game ended badly for us, this week we have 2, this is going to either end up twice as bad for us, or will be whats needed to break the 100 curse that we are having.

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.05.14 16:12:21 by KingRiaan Reply
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  • Ag hell no!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.05.14 16:15:32 by JD Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 2) : Not entirely accurate. We won at Ellis Park during Odwa’s 100th Sharks game.

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.05.14 16:26:19 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 2) : I think we got a win with Odwas 100th.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.05.14 16:29:40 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • 2 guys hitting 100, victory is ours…its written in the entrails of a heathen recently eviscerated by the sword of a Crusader.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.05.14 16:34:40 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) : Snap.

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.05.14 16:35:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) : @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 5) : and ray of light appears at the end of the dark tunnel ………………… just hope it’s not a train!!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.05.14 16:37:31 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 7) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.05.14 16:45:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 5) : @vanmartin (Comment 4) : My bad guys, but you Odwa always gives 100%, in my opinion guys like JP and Keegan for example seemed to just cruise in their 100th game.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.05.14 07:51:35 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Massive achievement for 2 guys at the top of the professional game. Irrespective of your feelings regarding them nobody can deny that they have been the best props in the country for at least the last few years. to quote a cliche: It all starts up front….

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.05.14 08:02:22 by SheldonK Reply

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  • I would love if one of them scores a try this weekend, like the commentator in the movie The Replacements say:”I love to see a fat guy score” :mrgreen: (Not that I would call one of them fat 😆 )

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.05.14 08:21:00 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Check out this 135kg schoolboy prop from Sacred Heart College in NZ score tries. Doesn’t use his size to run over people, because he has skills (and speed) to burn.

    http://www.rugbydump.com/2014/05/3721/135kg-schoolboy-prop-taniela-tupou-scores-hat-trick

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.05.14 09:02:37 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 13) : For a 135 kg unit this guy sure has speed to burn. He does not need to use his size to run over people – nobody just wants to tackle him.

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.05.14 09:15:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 12) : not to their face. 😈

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.05.14 09:23:28 by JD Reply
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