Sharks XV provisional squad for Currie Cup Qualifying phase

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 5 Apr 2016 at 10:18
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The SA Rugby site has been updated with squad lists for the Currie Cup Qualifying phase that kicks off this weekend. While these squads are not always completely accurate, they do often give us a pretty good indication of which players will be in the mix.

Here is the squad the Sharks have provided to SA Rugby, with some additional info where I have it. Please do not take this as final (or even confirmed by the union) but rather just a provisional or indicative list of players.

Tythan Adams – Wing, Boland and Madibaz Varsity Cup
Matthew Alborough – Scrumhalf, Sharks u21
Gregory Bauer – Hooker, Sharks u21 and Madibaz Varsity Cup
Curwin Bosch – Flyhalf/fullback, UKZN
Marcel Coetzee – Centre, Sharks u21
Chris de Beer – Hooker, Sharks u21 and Vodacom Cup
Andrew du Plessis – Hooker, Sharks u21
Johan du Toit – Lock/flank, Sharks u21 and UKZN
Reyno du Toit – Lock, Sharks u21
Cameron Dunlop – Centre, Sharks Vodacom Cup, Tuks Varsity Cup
Alrin Eksteen – Fullback, Sharks u21
Kelvin Elder – Fullback, Shark u21
Wade Elliott – Flank/Lock, Sharks u21 and Madibaz Varsity Cup
Graham Geldenhuys – Flank, Sharks u21
Rowan Gouws – Scrumhalf, Sharks u21 and UKZN
Bernardus Haring – Loose forward, Sharks u19
Kyle Hatherell – Loose forward, Sharks u21
Andrew Holland – Flyhalf/Centre, Sharks u21
Matthew Jones – Prop, Sharks u21 and Ikeys Varsity Cup
Morne Joubert – Fullback, Sharks u19 and UKZN
Jaywinn Juries – Scrumhalf, Sharks u19 and UKZN
Erich Kankowski – Hooker, Sharks u19
Ruan Kramer – Prop, Sharks u21 and UKZN
Sandile Kubeka – Centre, Shakrs u21 and Vodacom Cup
Marius Louw – Centre, Sharks u21 and UKZN
Retief Marais – Loose forward, Sharks u21
Dylan Marcus – Scrumhalf, Sharks u21
Neil Maritz – Wing/Centre, Sharks u21 and Vodacom Cup
Nkululeko Marwana – Centre, Sharks u21
Michael Meyer – Loose forward, Sharks u19 and UKZN
John-Hubert Meyer – Prop, Maties Varsity Cup and UKZN
Sipho Mkhize – Wing, Sharks u21
Mthunzi Moloi – Prop, Sharks u21
S’busiso Nkosi – Wing, Sharks u19 and UKZN
Barend Potgieter – Prop, Sharks u21
Michael Reid – Uknown, seems to have played in the US
Mark Richards – Wing, Sharks and Lions Currie Cup
Jose Rodrigues – Flyhalf, Border u19
Ayron Schramm – Number 8, Sharks u21 and Vodacom Cup
Zweli Silaule – Wing, Leopards u19
Ruan Smook – Loose forward, Sharks u19
Christie van der Merwe – Lock, Sharks u19 and UKZN
Morne van Staden – Wing/Fullback, Free State u21
Alwayno Visagie – Centre, Sharks u19 and UKZN
Wian Vosloo – Lock/Flank, Sharks under 21
Ray Williams – Loose forward, Sharks under 21 and Vodacom Cup
Rikus Zwart – Lock, Sharks u19 and UKZN


  • Is that Kankowski family of Ryan?

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.04.16 10:34:44 by KingRiaan Reply
  • A lot of unknown names. Hopefully this competition unearths a diamond or two.

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.04.16 10:58:21 by ChrisS Reply
  • Interesting that its primarily the sharks juniors/club players. wonder if the extras in the super rugby squad will keep match fit playing here?

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.04.16 10:59:04 by SheldonK Reply

  • I know you said this isn’t the final squad Rob, but do you know if Gary Gold and co will be looking to use the Extended Currie Cup/Qualifying Currie Cup Round/Vodacom Cup by Another Name to keep the Super Rugby squad match fit.

    I can’t say the squad above will strike fear into too many teams as a lot of the guys are youngsters, but having said that, it will certainly benefit our depth at the Sharks, make our u19s and u21s more competitive (depending on how many of the above players qualify for the u19s and u21s this year) and will benefit our Impi side (again depending on how many go back to play Varsity Shield (Cup?) next year.

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.04.16 10:59:26 by StevieS Reply
  • Wonder why Tedder did not make the squad?

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.04.16 12:33:27 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 5) : Inny Radebe also not there. I wouldnt take the list as Gospel

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.04.16 13:02:04 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 6) : think Inny should be with Super rugby squad.

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.04.16 13:17:07 by JD Reply
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  • Mark Richards back with the sharks then

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.04.16 13:19:06 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 8) : yes think he returned as he will not have to tackle Alberts in training.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.04.16 13:24:44 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 7) : Yeh most likely. Seems to be a large squad that too. Just thinking of guys like Keegan Daniel,Jean Deysel, Heimar Williams, Thomas Dutoit, Tijuvee Univavi, Jacques Potgieter, Khaya Majola, Francois Kleinhans, Wandile Mjekevu, Inny Radebe, Ruan Botha, Giant Mtyanda, Dale Chadwick, Mzamo Majola that are all in that super rugby squad…although most havnt played yet due to injury

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.04.16 13:36:43 by SheldonK Reply

  • Ja look. Plenty of names missing from this squad. Don’t read much into it.

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.04.16 13:42:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Id love to see this side given a run before the Sharks tour if thats possible: 1. Chadwick 2. De Beer 3. DuToit 4. Univavi 5. Botha 6. Daniel 7. Deysel 8. Schramm 9. Ungerer 10. Radebe 11. Mjekevu 12. Williams 13. Louw 14. Nkosi 15. Joubert….

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.04.16 13:52:19 by SheldonK Reply

  • @JD (Comment 9) : Ouch! Vicious.

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.04.16 19:46:06 by coolfusion Reply

  • I see Kurt Coleman is out for the season…that gives the Stormers a flyhalf headache…

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.04.16 20:08:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 10) : that’s a looking list of injured players!!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.04.16 20:39:11 by JD Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 13) : hahaha was not meant to be! Only teasing!!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.04.16 20:40:58 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 12) : not a bad side!

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.04.16 20:41:54 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 14) : eina they have a bit of a problem!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.04.16 20:42:55 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 18) : Yes, they do…it will be interesting to see their youngsters get a shot, though…

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.04.16 07:02:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 17) : I reckon we could learn a lot about our depth with that team playing…

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.04.16 08:26:01 by SheldonK Reply

  • @pastorshark (Comment 19) : I hate to say it as you do not wish anyone harm or misfortune, but this injury is the best thing that could have happened to the Stormers. Coleman is a journeyman at best, he is not a great player. I think if Du Plessis gets his head in gear, he can become a great player

  • Comment 21, posted at 06.04.16 11:20:04 by Vonno13 Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 12) : Strong side, but I think there are a few there that are injured

  • Comment 22, posted at 06.04.16 11:20:51 by Vonno13 Reply
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 22) : haha give it a day and more will probably be injured…the injured list could field and entire team

  • Comment 23, posted at 06.04.16 11:22:42 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Vonno13 (Comment 21) : I see Stormers have only picked 1 flyhalf for their game. If Duplessis goes down early they could be in for a long day

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.04.16 11:23:18 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 24) : Is Dylan Leyds playing? He was a fantastic flyhalf at school boy level. Al though it is playing with fire, perhaps they feel Dylan can step in should Du Plessis get injured.

    To be honest, I also do not see the Sunwolves giving the Stormers too much headache, if I am honest, they are kak!

  • Comment 25, posted at 06.04.16 11:50:56 by Vonno13 Reply
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 25) : Nope leyds isnt playing. They saying Godlen Masimla will cover flyhalf. Surprised they havnt given Leyds a run at 10 yet

  • Comment 26, posted at 06.04.16 12:06:45 by SheldonK Reply

  • Lleyds is also gone for the season

  • Comment 27, posted at 06.04.16 12:19:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 26) : @robdylan (Comment 27) : Well that is a problem then. Wow, do not think it will be a problem against the Sunwolves, but can hurt them going forward against the stronger sides.

  • Comment 28, posted at 06.04.16 12:29:21 by Vonno13 Reply
  • @pastorshark (Comment 19) : don’t think they have another option than to back the youngsters!

  • Comment 29, posted at 06.04.16 12:34:15 by JD Reply
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