Under 21s need to kick on

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 2 Oct 2015 at 09:59
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With third place now secure (at least for the time being) and a possible second-placed finish on the table should the next two weeks go well, Mike Horak and AB Zondagh take their Sharks under 21 side down to Potchefstroom for a tough match against the Leopards that they simply have to win – and win well.

Should they prevail, hopefully with a bonus point, the final league game against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein next week becomes a decider for second place, with the winner taking the spoils of a home play-off game the following week.

Marius Louw leads a virtually unchanged side this week, with the elevation of Jean Droste to the starting line up for Johan du Toit (at 4 lock) the only change to the fifteen. Utility Wian Vosloo moves from jersey 20 to jersey 19 this week, with Sias Koen coming in to cover loose forward.

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

Sharks under 19:
15 Christopher Lines, 14 S’busiso Nkosi, 13 Tristan Blewett, 12 Wayno Visagie, 11 Brent Christoffels, 10 Tristan Tedder, 9 Gervin Rossouw, 8 Rowan Coetzer, 7 Ulric Sellar, 6 Bernardus Haring, 5 Christie van der Merwe, 4 Rikus Zwart, 3 Kabelo Motloung, 2 Bradley Roberts, 1 QThon Lombard.
Subs: 16 Erich Kankowski, 17 Wentzel Vorster, 18 Johnathan Vorster, 19 Christopher Klopper, 20 Duncan MacDonald, 21 Jaywinn Juries, 22 Divan Fick, 23 Jasper Genis


  • Hoping the u/19’s can pick up at least one win this season!

    Go Sharks!

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.10.15 10:58:42 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Did Johan du Toit injure his knee? 😈

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.10.15 11:06:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 2) : oh Lord, please don’t say that!

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.10.15 11:23:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hope to see something positive from the u21s. In terms of the u19s…i dont recognise many names…how many are new to KZN? As in they werent schooled here.

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.10.15 11:24:32 by SheldonK Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Maybe it runs in the family… 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.10.15 12:57:00 by Ben Reply
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  • Qthon? 😯

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.10.15 14:48:44 by KingRiaan Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : It is possible of course, for the Sharks u/21 team to get past the Cheetahs on the log, but they will have to put in two massive performances. Two bonus point wins, and hope to deny the Cheetahs a BP. The Cheetahs have a massive points difference advantage. Cheetahs have a points difference of 158, and the Sharks on 26. So Sharks will have to win both their next two matches with bonus points, and somehow make up the deficit.
    Beating the u/21 Cheetahs is also going to be tough, the have been playing very well, and have scored 56 tries, and conceded only 31.
    Likely scenarios that the Sharks will play the Cheetahs twice in Bloem. Unless the Sharks slip a notch, and get overtaken by Bulls or Lions

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.10.15 15:43:23 by KingCheetah Reply

  • Where is Joubert Young Fullback?

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.10.15 15:49:31 by BoerSeun Reply

  • Good luck, men!

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.10.15 23:06:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • any reports on the games?

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.10.15 10:41:22 by Kabouter Reply


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