Marcell, Beast, Mvovo head long list of Sharks stayers

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 7 Jul 2015 at 18:26
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The Sharks wasted no time in following up on the unfortunate du Toit announcement with the confirmation that no fewer than 15(!!) current senior squad members have committed (or recommitted) their future to the black and white.

Heading up the list of contract renewals is Bok flanker Marcell Coetzee, who has penned a new two-year Super Rugby deal that will keep him in Durban until at least the end of the 2017 campaign. Coetzee, as announced earlier, will play in Japan during the 2015 and 2016 Currie Cup seasons.

Bok prop Tendai Mtawarira – who many feared would be looking at a French payday after this year’s World Cup – has instead committed his future to the Sharks as well, with Lwazi Mvovo also penning a new Sharks deal. Tera Mtembu, Kyle Cooper, Lourens Adriaanse, Etienne Oosthuizen and Franco Marais have also extended, joining Pat Lambie, Cobus Reinach, Stephan Lewies, Thomas du Toit, Andre Esterhuizen, S’bura Sithole and Jean Deysel, who all signed long-term contracts in the last year.

Well done the Sharks for retaining the core of their squad and a big well done to all the players on their new deals! It’s a great privilege to have you as part of our black and white family.


  • Marcell would have been a bigger lose than PSDT imo.

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.07.15 18:31:16 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Great stuff Sharks

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.07.15 18:32:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 1) : Based on contributions to date, very fair comment.

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.07.15 18:33:27 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 1) : Couldn’t agree more.

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.07.15 18:57:49 by Ben Reply
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  • Thanks for the loyalty guys. Much appreciated.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.07.15 18:58:20 by Ben Reply
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  • We need more players like Thomas du Toit. Shark through and through.

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.07.15 19:07:01 by Ben Reply
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  • Now this us awesome news!

    PSDT is a big loss, but the names on the new squad list are a much bigger win – think about Beast and Marcel to begin with! 😆

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.07.15 19:34:30 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I do not see Steyn’s name in the mix??

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.07.15 19:35:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 1) : that is no understatement that,and beside EO the rest of the new resignees are no real great shakes anyway

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.07.15 19:52:41 by benji Reply
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  • At least some good news today :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.07.15 19:57:01 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

  • not on your list

    SP Marais
    Tyler Fisher
    Garth April
    Odwa Ndungane
    JP Pietersen
    Sizo Maseko
    Tonderai Chavhanga
    Jack Wilson
    Paul Perez
    Heimar Williams
    Paul Jordaan
    Waylon Murray
    Francois Steyn
    Radebe Innocent
    Conrad Hoffmann
    Lionel Cronje
    Hanco Venter
    Dale Chadwick
    Lourens Adriaanse
    Monde Hadebe
    Christiaan de Bruin
    Wiehan Hay
    JC Astle
    Marco Wentzel
    Mouritz Botha
    Lubabalo ‘Giant’ Mtyanda
    Hyron Andrews
    Jean-Luc du Preez
    Francois Klenhans
    Ryan Kankowski
    Renaldo Bothma
    Khaya Majola
    Daniel Du Preez
    Alcino Isaacs
    Juan Schoeman
    Charles Mayeza
    Wade Elliot
    Brendon Groenewald

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.07.15 19:57:56 by steve haag Reply

  • @steve haag (Comment 11) : Steve Paul Perez and Jack Wilson have already left (or are in the process of leaving) if I recall. Giant and Renaldo were on loan from the Pumas but wouldn’t mind seeing more of either at the Sharks.

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.07.15 20:04:23 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @steve haag (Comment 11) : @vanmartin (Comment 12) : Bothma will return with Giant for SR next year,

    Venter as signed for NW province and Adriaanse has resigned with the Sharks and is on the renewal list

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.07.15 20:07:24 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • While the loss of PSDT is lamentable, the two signatures we absolutely *had* to secure in my opinion (Marcel and Pat) have now been locked down. Add to that the lack of any rash Epi Taone/Kees Lensing/ Conrad Hoffman type signings, and things are looking up!

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.07.15 20:12:48 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 6) : Amen

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.07.15 20:15:03 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @Culling Song (Comment 14) : 😆 Hoffman had to be in that mix huh? lmao

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.07.15 20:17:25 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Terrific. All we need now is a coach.

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.07.15 20:21:10 by MerckZ Reply

  • @sharks_lover (Comment 16) : Surely you did not think I’d let that one slide…?

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.07.15 20:46:10 by Culling Song Reply
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  • We gave Adriaanse a new contract??? 😯 😯

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.07.15 22:37:18 by Villie Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 18) : I dont mind, the guy never got a fear chance to establish himself and play through a rough patch if he had to, he was mr consistent at the cheetahs/griquas

    Losing PSDT is not ideal but I can live with it so long as we kept Marcell

    My thing is, Im not upset if players leave, even for other unions, but the timing of his departure was not ideal, we groomed him for greatness, and his established himself as being a high level 5, but his on 22 couldnt he have given us another 4 or even 2 years, really he havent had 1 solid year from him yet, and from what I hear he was well compensated

    look when the kid played he was really good. So i would have preferred another few years of him. I can understand if he misses his fam in cape town, or as reported tht his GF is from cape town, but it can be all that bad being a pro rugby player in durbs can it ?

    Well best of luck too him. WP can send us elstadt. Or someone call paul willimse in france. Poor ruan botha and juan kleyn. Atleast province fans have seen the seen the last of manual carrisa lol, whose huge but technically inept

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.07.15 23:00:07 by revolverocelot Reply

  • Jaaaaaaaaaa…

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.07.15 23:09:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 1) : That I agree with whole-heartedly!!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.07.15 23:10:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I’m so chuffed to hear it confirmed that Beast is also staying!

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.07.15 23:11:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That is great, thanks for committing. Beast showing his loyalty to the union, I really thought that he would be looking at Europe after the RWC. Also very happy about Marcel obviously.

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.07.15 07:36:03 by Farlington Reply

  • We should really ensure that we get our VC players more exposure. What happens to most of these guys after VC? They sit around waiting for a call up to seniors for CC? If so shouldn’t there be more tornament invitational etc. To keep these guys sharp?

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.07.15 07:44:43 by coolfusion Reply

  • Our previous leadership team is is now disbanded. Beast Marcel Mvovo should be promoted into that circle now. Thanks for the loyalty guys. Especially to my unsung hero Lwazi Mvovo who has always been loyal always gives his all.

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.07.15 07:51:17 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 25) : They’ll either play age group rugby, or club rugby (as far as I know)

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.07.15 08:13:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Excellent news to have some of the core resigning and with us for at least a while.

    I think its critical to any team and coach that you end up with a bunch of guys who really want to be here and want to play for this team. Highlanders showed how much passion and commitment for the team far outweighs any big name signings.

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.07.15 08:47:20 by stevovo Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 20) :

    Jean Kleyn and Ruan Botha are both decent players. I wouldn’t mind getting one of them.

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.07.15 08:58:41 by Letgo Reply
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  • So far out:

    Bismarck du Plessis
    Jannie du Plessis
    Willem Alberts
    Pieter Steph du Toit

    So far in:

    Willie le Roux
    Coenie Oosthuizen
    Wandile Mjekevu
    Jacques Potgieter
    Michael Claassens
    Phillip van der Walt
    Joe Pietersen
    Dave McDuling

    Massive players to lose, but some good quality signings to offset the losses.

    Add that to holding on to players like Marcel Coetzee, Pat Lambie, Beast Mtawarira ect. I think the blow of the losses has been more than cushioned. I think the Sharks have build a strong looking squad to build to SR2016.

    I like that 5 of our 8 new signings will be joining us during CC already. That gives us good momentum going into SR. That will also offset the fact that we will have a few players joining us late from Japan.

  • Comment 30, posted at 08.07.15 09:04:44 by Letgo Reply
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  • Thank you very much Marcel.

  • Comment 31, posted at 08.07.15 10:05:32 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @Letgo (Comment 30) : Boet, I still ask the question, is F Steyn staying? I know JpP is staying and is playing in Japan in the CC season as well as his international obligations

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.07.15 10:09:10 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • If we realy want to look at loyalty I salute Patrick L.

  • Comment 33, posted at 08.07.15 10:16:15 by Rudi Scheepers Reply

  • This is absolutely fantastic! So glad we are holding on to such quality players. Especially Marcell and Lambie. Good goings guys! 😀 😀

  • Comment 34, posted at 08.07.15 10:48:26 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @Another Nick (Comment 34) : Ya, congratulations to all the guys that have decided to stay. This PSDT fiasco has made me really appreciate our players.

  • Comment 35, posted at 08.07.15 11:29:04 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @sharks_lover (Comment 32) : Boet? 😆

  • Comment 36, posted at 08.07.15 11:34:41 by Ben Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 35) : So much! And I think credit must go to Smittie & co. We so fast to blast them when we loose a player, but when we manage to keep quality like this then nothing. So well done management!

  • Comment 37, posted at 08.07.15 11:57:53 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 36) : :mrgreen: Eish I forgot Letgo is a Hunty 😆

  • Comment 38, posted at 08.07.15 13:21:12 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Will be great if PSdT is fit for Springbok duty and injured for Stormers. Cheers. Beast is now a true Shark legend.

  • Comment 39, posted at 08.07.15 14:55:37 by Bite me Reply

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  • Great news!!!! So glad they extended their contracts!!!!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 08.07.15 21:01:23 by JD Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 30) : must say for me of the four players leaving Bizzy is the greatest loss. Nothing against Albert’s and PSDT but both of them played in less than 10 games during the past two seasons.

  • Comment 41, posted at 08.07.15 21:04:25 by JD Reply
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  • Seems the Coenie acquisition takes the medical aid tab off the Cheetahs.
    Lol, we lost Willie, but Coenie van Wyk and Blommetjies have shown promise. Willie unlikely to feature much with bok commitments in CC. Remains to be seen if he is afforded the freedom roam he was accustomed to at the Cheetahs.
    Still waiting for soemCheetahs news, but Rhule, Sergeal Pietersen and Benjamin are good wingers. Venter and now William Small Smith will be a good attacking centre combo. Zeilinga, Sias and Neil Marais solid options at 10.
    Boom Prinsloo has been exceptional, Willie Britz back from injury, and Tienie Burger, Mohoje, Tienie Burger, Gerhard Olivier and Neill Jordan all showed promise.
    Good de Jager is a big signing for us, and together with Uys, Carl Wegner and Boela Serfontein back from injury, we will be ok for locks.
    Rautenbach signed from WP together with Dweba and Torsten gives us options at 2.
    Nche, BG Uys, are props. Still waiting to see who is contracted, but the scrums were at least competitive in the last two matches.
    Raw, but the Lions showed what can be achieved with relative newcomers.

    Franco showing early promise. Not many teams thrash the bulls at Moftus with a few Vodacom Cup team players in a Super rugby match.

  • Comment 42, posted at 08.07.15 23:33:15 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 42) : Moftus. I like it! 🙂

  • Comment 43, posted at 09.07.15 02:36:49 by Ben Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 42) : Willie is contracted for supers not cc as far as I know.

  • Comment 44, posted at 09.07.15 07:25:02 by coolfusion Reply

  • We the fans should have some player appreciation events just to show our boys we so appreciate them and are happy that they choose our union to play for.

  • Comment 45, posted at 09.07.15 07:27:25 by coolfusion Reply

  • A coach that I think will do well in Durban is Todd Blackadder (sorry, spelling). Would still like Stonehouse to sort out our forwards. I fear all this silence will leave us with egg on our face. Gert Smal is all over the show. His latest engagement was with Robbie Deans. Flip, I really slept better when White was still with us. John should have allowed him to be DOR and appointed a proper head coach. How is Gold meant to compete with Smal and Cape Town?

  • Comment 46, posted at 09.07.15 21:26:31 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Message to Gary….Hope you have already signed JJ vd Merscht for 5 years after school.

  • Comment 47, posted at 09.07.15 21:30:23 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 47) : you’re not allowed to sign a player until he turns 18

  • Comment 48, posted at 10.07.15 08:37:33 by robdylan Reply
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