Lewies called up to SA “A” squad

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Springboks on 31 May 2016 at 08:10
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Sharks lock Stephan Lewies has been called up to the SA ” A” squad to replace Franco Mostert.

Mostert replaced former Sharks lock Pieter  Steph du Toit who suffered a grade two hamstring tear over the weekend.

Lewies, who has already been capped by the Springboks will no doubt use this opportunity to add to his tally and we at Sharksworld wish him the best.


  • Lewies deserved to be there from the start, so glad for him. Psdt held up longer this season than I expected

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.05.16 08:11:58 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • @Dragnipur (Comment 1) : It was bound to happen. I know he is not very popular on this here site, but you have to feel for the kid.

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.05.16 08:13:18 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Flip feel sorry for PSDT. What a horrible time to get injured. Congrats to Lewies though. Hope he shines.

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.05.16 08:17:54 by gregkaos Reply
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  • What, PSDT is injured??? 😯

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.05.16 08:25:50 by Big Fish Reply
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  • And congrats to Lewies

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.05.16 08:30:47 by Bokhoring Reply
  • It seems fitting that PSDT plays for the Stormers, as he is becoming the spiritual heir to Jean de Villiers as far as untimely injuries are concerned.

    Anyways, all the best with the recovery, young man, and more importantly, congrats Stephan!

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.05.16 08:35:36 by Culling Song Reply
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  • PSDT should never have played this last weekend, his workload this year has been immense. Gotta feel for the guy who is the form lock in SA. Congrats to Lewies and Mostert though, hope both make a good impact.

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.05.16 08:35:50 by SheldonK Reply

  • Don’t they normally send the Bok injured to Durban for their rehab,PSDT can take up his old berth.Seriously feel for this kid he is a exceptional rugby player,but his body just can’t seem to match his spirit.
    Lewis should have been on the Bok list,love to see him in tandem with the Amish man/boy

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.05.16 08:36:12 by The hound Reply
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  • Comment 9, posted at 31.05.16 08:49:45 by Zibbie Reply
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  • That is quite a loss to the Bok cause. Hope the recovery goes well PSdT!

    Congrats to both Mostert and Lewies!

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.05.16 09:18:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 8) : PSDT is unfortunately on track to become a wasted national talent due to his injuries.

    For all the issues we have with Matfield and Bakkies, they rarely got injured and that was a major contributing factor to them becoming the legandary unit they were. all the best young man.

    Re Lewies, love that he just gets on with things and keep on performing. I am sure he will use this opportunity to work his way up. Is Mostert not leaving at end of season?

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.05.16 09:59:53 by Kabouter Reply

  • Congrats Stephan!!!! Well deserved!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.05.16 16:12:52 by JD Reply
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  • Guess it Provinces turn to pay for the rehab … Lewies should have been there from the beginning. Go for it … play yourself back into that Bok team.

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.05.16 17:10:33 by Flintshark Reply

  • I had this exact injury at rugby training last year, not fun at all. Hope PSDT’s recovery goes well. Congrats to Lewies should have been there in the first place

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.05.16 17:42:13 by RuckingFun Reply

  • Am i allowed to say that “karma’s a bitch”

    Congrats to Mostert. Probably the hardest working lock in the country and rightfully should have been there the whole time.
    And for Lewies its time to prove what you can do

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.05.16 20:06:15 by byron Reply

  • @Flintshark (Comment 13) : Province have already got about 2 years worth out of him.

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.06.16 09:32:27 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 16) : hahaha ja sad but true!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.06.16 18:07:31 by JD Reply
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  • @byron (Comment 15) : no but well said!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.06.16 18:08:15 by JD Reply
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  • Hard working man Mostert. About time he got a shot.

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.06.16 19:01:11 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Flintshark (Comment 13) : Agreed. There are many deserving locks who can play Etsebeth out of a job. He has become one of those names who are there by default without actually earning it.

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.06.16 19:03:07 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 20) : …but didn’t you see how he man-handled Lood, clearly he’s a brilliant lock 😉

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.06.16 21:30:04 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Cell C Sharks XV

    15. Alrin Eksteen Replacements:
    14. Wandile Mjekevu 16. Stephan Coetzee
    13. S’bura Sithole 17. Mzamo Majola
    12. Nkululeko Marwana 18. Ruan Kramer
    11. Marcel Coetzee 19. Wian Vosloo
    10. Heimar Williams 20. Francois Kleinhans
    9. Hanco Venter 21. Dylan Marcus
    8. Tera Mtembu 22. Kelvin Elder
    7. Christiaan de Bruin
    6. Khaya Majola (C)
    5. Hyron Andrews
    4. Ruan Botha
    3. Gerhardus Engelbrecht
    2. Chilliboy Ralepelle
    1. Juan Schoeman

    Decent team

    is it being broadcast ?

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.06.16 22:23:20 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 22) : ja not bad!

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.06.16 23:32:06 by JD Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 22) : Thats quite an interesting team…talk about doing something completely different. Surprised Mjekevu is back from the Kings, thought he would be training etc with them. Sithole at 13…Williams at 10…great lock combo but is it a sign that the Namibian is tired or not up to standard? Good tight 5 though. Not too convinced about the backline replacements though

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.06.16 08:16:36 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 24) : could uanivi be injured?good decision by the sharks to let chili,andrews and botha play together.interesting selection of heimar at no10.

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.06.16 10:42:45 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 25) : He could be, could also be rested as he has played majority of the games i think. Definitely a very interesting team selection. Strong tight 5. Backline could do well, just depends how they gel. Its clear that they wont play a kicking game.

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.06.16 10:57:12 by SheldonK Reply

  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 25) : @SheldonK (Comment 26) : Think he is with the Namibian squad for the June internationals that they are playing

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.06.16 11:08:58 by Henkb Reply
  • @Henkb (Comment 27) : Ah yes good call

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.06.16 11:30:48 by SheldonK Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 22) : Heimar at 10? I assume Inny is still injured then?

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.06.16 12:26:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 29) : Just a question, have you sometime long ago resided in Secunda perhaps?

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.06.16 12:28:27 by Henkb Reply
  • @Henkb (Comment 27) : tbanks.

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.06.16 13:03:46 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • Anyone got any thoughts on who JA will pick as the captain for the A side? Carr seems like the most logical choice to me.

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.06.16 16:46:44 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 32) : i think it will also depend who the 4 guys are that come down from the Bok squad.

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.06.16 08:40:49 by SheldonK Reply

  • @gregkaos (Comment 32) : Probably be Whitely can ‘t see him getting a shot under Coetzee and he and Ackers are a team.

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.06.16 09:58:39 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 34) : You dont think Whiteley will even make the bench? Assuming Vermuelen actually arrives.

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.06.16 10:08:16 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 35) : Vermullen will arrive,so will Louw,Kollisi will get the third spot and the bench will be between Carr and Nothshe.Common theme blue and white stripes,only one missing is Burger.

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.06.16 10:17:09 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 36) : Carr isnt in the squad though? If Vermuelen comes it could mean the end of his Toulon gig. So it could be between Whiteley and Notshe for the bench spot

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.06.16 10:48:04 by SheldonK Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 22) : yes the game will be on DSTV SS1.

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.06.16 13:17:44 by JD Reply
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  • Was just on radio that Jan Serfontein is also out injured but apparently no replacement will be called. PSDT could also be ready to play against Ireland.

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.06.16 13:48:28 by JD Reply
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  • I see Oupa Mahoje named captain of the SA A side. Francois Venter is VC so they will definitely both start. Interested to see the make up of this side…they have a tough task against that Saxons side

  • Comment 40, posted at 06.06.16 08:22:42 by SheldonK Reply


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