Sharks trio invited to BaaBaas #JB270

Written by Greg Kaos (gregkaos)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 3 Oct 2014 at 08:00
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Three Sharks players have been invited to the Barbarians squad that will be facing the Wallabies at Twickenham on the 1st November. The team is to be coached by current Auckland Blues coach and All Black hero, Sir John James Patrick Kirwan, in what is sure to be an absolute humdinger of a game.

Possibly the most deserved player to be chosen is none other than the legendary Jacques Botes. How this guy does not have an international cap seems to run against the very fabric of the universe. Here’s hoping he has a fitting send off in front of a huge crowd at Twickers. He’ll be accompanied by team mates Matt Stevens and Thomas du Toit. The latter surely breaking some kind of record as a 19 year old prop while Matt Stevens has some unfinished business on that field.

Other South African names include the “Harder to shift than ketchup stains on a white shirt” Heinrich Brussow, Coenie Oosthuizen, CJ Van der Linde, and Michael Rhodes.

One thing that’s for sure, is that the Wallaby front row is going to have quite the battle in the scrums.

The first player to be announced was Aussie fan and media favourite, Nick Cummins, who’ll no doubt relish the opportunity to show McKenzie what he’s missing. It seems likely that a large contingent of the crowd will be dressed up as the honey badger for the game, although I feel its would be better to arrive in black and white sporting a red cap!

Sharks player announcements from the Barbarians on their twitter feed as they came in.

  • A @TheSharksZA legend. King of the Shark Tank & a seasoned campaigner, the relentless Jacques Botes.
  • Uncapped & 19 years old but probably the hardest kid in school, even in Year 8! Thomas Du Toit
  • An X-factor finalist who can charm birds from the trees but will flatten you on the field @Matt_Stevens3


  • Really smiled when I saw this yesterday! Botes more than deserves this, hope he has a blast! And du Toit will learn from a few international guys which shouldn’t hurt his development at all!

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.10.14 08:04:18 by PTAShark Reply
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  • nice stuff, love the twitter feed lol. Hmmm, an all south African prop set-up wow. Botes and brussow in the team, I presume one will start and the other come from the bench. any idea what the remaining team looks like?

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.10.14 08:44:33 by Stiko85 Reply

  • @Stiko85 (Comment 2) : Not yet. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more and post them here as I find out.

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.10.14 08:52:05 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Fast Fact from @Barbarian_FC

    CJ Van der Linde & M Stevens faced each other in 2007 Rugby World Cup Final!

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.10.14 08:56:04 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Hey Guys. Just a quick update.

    8 more players have been confirmed. Including 7 Kiwis and one more deserved south african.

    Marnitz Boshoff – Well that the number 10 jersey sorted for the BaaBaas.

    Mahonri Schwalger – Chiefs Hooker and Samoan 2011 Captain

    Francis Saili – Auckland Blues Center

    Frank Halai – Auckland Blues Wing

    Patrick Osborne – Highlander Wing

    Tim Nanai-Williams – (Sonny Bills cousin) Chiefs Fullback/Winger

    James Parsons – Auckland Blues Hooker and not the guy from Big Bang Theory.

    Adam Thomson – Former AB, Highlanders and soon to be Reds Flanker

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.10.14 16:59:53 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Oh and anyone thinking of going to this game at Twikkers should probably get tickets asap. Just had a look and there are hardly any seats available.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.10.14 17:09:12 by gregkaos Reply
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