Juniors named for Province clash

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 10 Sep 2015 at 14:10
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After both suffering rather humiliating defeats to the EP Kings in their most recent fixture, the Sharks under 19 and under 21 sides have had a week off to lick their wounds and will hopefully do better against Western Province at Kings Park on Saturday.

The under 21 side kicked off this year’s campaign with a famous away win over the same foes – however, their maddening inconsistency this season has led to them lying fifth at the halfway point, with 4 wins from 7. Their opponents on Saturday have not lost again since that opening round reversal.

The backline is unchanged this week, with four changes (one positional) in the pack. Johan du Toit returns at lock for Jean Droste, with Mzamo Majola replacing Barend Potgieter at loosehead prop. Ayron Schramm is out, meaning a shift to the back of the scrum for Graham Geldenhuys and a first start of the year for Sias Koen at open side flank.

Sharks under 21:
15 Alrin Eksteen, 14 Neil Maritz, 13 Nkululeko Marwana, 12 Marius Louw (capt), 11 Sipho Mkhize, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Rowan Gouws, 8 Graham Geldenhuys, 7 Retief Marais, 6 Sias Koen, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Johan du toit, 3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Andrew du Plessis, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Replacements: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Barend Potgieter, 18 Mthunzi Moloi, 19 Jean Drotse, 20 Wian Vosloo, 21 Lotter Pretorius, 22 Riaan O’Neill

Paul Anthony has thrown caution to the wind and made some positional changes to his winless under 19 side for a clash that few would expect them to win.

Morne Joubert and Chris Lines switch positions, with the former asked to spark something from the outside centre position. Rikus Zwart starts at blindside flank after playing lock all year, with Mike Meyer (6 to 8) and Bernardus Haring (7 to 6) also switching positions. Rowan Coetzer moves into the second row, while Brad Roberts and Marq-Anthony Lombard move from the bench into the starting front row.

Sharks under 19:
15 Chris Lines, 14 S’busiso Nkosi, 13 Morne Joubert, 12 Wayno Visagie, 11 Tristan Blewett, 10 Tristan Tedder, 9 Willem Badenhorst, 8 Mike Meyer (capt), 7 Rikus Zwart, 6 Bernardus Haring, 5 Rowan Coetzer, 4 Christie van der Merwe, 3 Kabelo Motloung, 2 Bradley Roberts, 1 Marq-Anthony Lombard.
Subs: 16 Erich Kankowski, 17 Wentzel Vorster, 18 Johnathan Vorster, 19 Duncan MacDonald, 20 Ulric Sellar, 21 Jaywinn Juries, 22 Stephan Nel, 23 Jasper Genis


  • Hard games this weekend for the young guns, especially the u21’s. Province u21 have been exceptional and the young Sharks are going to have to play this game tight – any lose play and we will be finished – the Province backline are in a class of their own. For the Sharks, Radebe will be needed to control the game and territory. You feel the loss of Schramm at 8, due to flew, will be a big loss to the pack. Fingers crossed for a great victory, but this is going to be tough

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.09.15 14:44:55 by Vonno13 Reply
  • Sharks junior results do not bode well for the future…the chequebook will be needed so best we start saving

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.09.15 15:15:28 by SheldonK Reply
  • Good luck youngsters!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.09.15 15:34:03 by JD Reply
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  • Is Chris de Beer still injured? :/

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.09.15 15:52:43 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 4) : Sadly he is. Had surgery on his arm. Must be one of the unluckiest players around

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.09.15 16:01:19 by Vonno13 Reply
  • Good luck men…

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.09.15 23:10:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Weet iemand wat die tellings was of moet ek liewer nie vra nie?

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.09.15 06:45:04 by Leon Schrenk Reply


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