Sharks XV named for Griquas

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 24 Jun 2016 at 09:42
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Michael Horak has named his Sharks XV team to take on Griquas in Upington on Saturday afternoon.

Marius Louw and Heimar Williams return in an all-new centre pairing this week, with S’bura Sithole moving to the wing. Tristan Tedder starts in what will probably be his last game for the Sharks, as he leaves to join Toulouse in France at the end of the month.

All Sharks Super Rugby players – including Ruan Botha, Chiliboy Ralepelle and Tera Mtembu, have been withdrawn from this squad as Gary Gold’s team is back in training ahead of their crunch match against the Lions on 2 July.

Sharks XV:
15 Kelvin Elder, 14 Sibusiso Sithole, 13 Heimar Williams, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Nkululeko Marwana, 10 Tristan Tedder, 9 Dylan Marcus, 8 Ayron Schramm, 7 Christiaan De Bruin, 6 Khaya Majola (C), 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 David McDuling, 3 Gerhardus Engelbrecht, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Juan Schoeman
Subs: 16 Kerron Van Vuuren, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Ruan Kramer, 19 Wian Vosloo, 20 Jaywinn Juries, 21 Marcel Coetzee, 22 Morne Joubert


  • Three questions comes to mind when I see our Sharks XV team:

    1. Will we lose by < 10
    2. Will we lose by < 20
    3. Will we get hammered by 20 +?


  • Comment 1, posted at 24.06.16 09:57:15 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 1) : Have some faith in your administration and the team they have given us. 😈

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.06.16 10:09:43 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 2) : I have the same amount of faith in this team, as I had in the Wildebeeste….this one however will probably improve over time.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.06.16 10:48:01 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) :Actually they should be doing a lot better than they are.

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.06.16 11:38:08 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • guys – I’ll apologise up front for being absent today. I’m sure you know why.

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.06.16 11:39:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Britain in a state of panic?

    Would love to know the extent of the implications of this exit vote?

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.06.16 11:52:25 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 4) : Yes they should…but our second team and age group team have always sucked….was hoping it would be fixed by now, Varsity Cup admission would have helped heaps.

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.06.16 11:56:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 6) : so would I

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.06.16 12:12:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Somehow, in all of this, the Rand received another kick in the gonads….no matter what happens up North, the Rand always takes a hit.

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.06.16 12:17:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Man the barricades, the skinheads are at the city gates (Robs front door).
    Was this really a vote against immigration as many are suggesting?

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.06.16 12:22:27 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : Our age group teams havent always sucked, they have often been very competitive.

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.06.16 12:23:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : And on Varsity Cup, I would love for the Sharks (if they can) to get involved with the farce of the whole docking of points saga.

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.06.16 12:25:04 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 9) : Maybe its you Tswane guys looting and burning the capital city down that has caused the Rand to continue freefalling. 😈

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.06.16 12:26:54 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 12) : Ukzn decided to role over and “accept” the verdict – my interpretation: the correct amount of bribe money was paid to the right person.

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.06.16 12:28:07 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Anybody want to play politics? Klempie, where are you?

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.06.16 12:28:13 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 14) : Yep, we agree on something. 😯

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.06.16 12:29:13 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 13) : Sharks would be wise to abandon Ukzn, and partner with Pukke ( distance an obvious issue, but the Ukzn thing is just not working)

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.06.16 12:30:22 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 16) : Let’s not make a habit of it 😈

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.06.16 12:33:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Will the exit have any impact on SA expats living and working in UK?

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.06.16 12:41:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 19) : only those who are here by virtue of their EU passports, rather than British ones.

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.06.16 13:04:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Good to hear…good luck with the madness over there, that kind of craziness is just another day in SA. 🙂

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.06.16 13:28:24 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Well that would influence a fair few I know over your side.

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.06.16 13:59:25 by Hulk Reply

  • Sharks lose 36-14 to Griquas…sigh…

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.06.16 23:57:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 23) : ja not looking good at all!

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.06.16 01:53:08 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 23) : Wonderful, so we lost by 3. 20+….congratulations to all involved.

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.06.16 10:59:09 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 25) : not great performance by Sharks XV this season!!!!

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.06.16 16:26:02 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : how’s things up north?

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.06.16 18:26:16 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 26) : Don’t think this team has much direction, other than keeping a group of individuals match-fit.

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.06.16 19:26:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 28) : yes sorry to say but I must agree with you!!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.06.16 19:44:47 by JD Reply
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  • Sharks depth is really a concern…i really hope we dont lose many guys to the Boks or we could be in for more CC pain like last year…

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.06.16 09:43:39 by SheldonK Reply

  • Hoping our CC team looks kinda like: 1. DuToit 2. Cooper 3. Adriaanse 4. Botha 5. Lewies 6. Daniel 7. DuPreez 8. Mthembu 9. Claasens 10. April 11. Sithole 12. Esterhuizen 13. Jordaan 14. Mjekevu. 15. Odwa

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.06.16 10:05:37 by SheldonK Reply

  • This Horak guy has hardly covered himself in glory since coming to the Sharks,think its time he slung his hook

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.06.16 10:20:04 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 31) : 15 Bosch, FTW

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.06.16 10:44:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : I really think he needs more time to develop Rob. These arent kids he will be playing. A couple hard hits and it could well create long term injury problems for him and then its a wasted talent. He seems good in his age group but he taking the step up at Varsity cup and then for Sharks XV he started to struggle in the contact situations.

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.06.16 11:08:41 by SheldonK Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : Rob, what is the obsession with Bosch? We need to look at how he played against the big boys, ie – England and Argentina. We can’t judge a player based on a game against Japan or France, who are average. Against England, all he did, was run a nice line off a Libbok break. I can understand why you like the look of him, but did you see him in the Varsity Shield? He was very average, never mind Currie Cup proper.

    Let him develop with the u19s and u21s and let him go from there.

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.06.16 11:18:53 by Vonno13 Reply
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 35) : @robdylan (Comment 33) : I would like to think that the sooner he is exposed to the top coaches the better. not so sure our lower coaches and team quality are up to scratch, in fact almost certain there are major issues and being the part of a weak team is also not beneficial to his development.

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.06.16 12:31:48 by Kabouter Reply

  • @Kabouter (Comment 36) : I am expecting the Sharks u21 side to be very very strong this year. They were semi finalists last year and to be honest, were all over the cheetahs in the semi final.

    95% of that team is still there this year and I feel it would be a perfect platform for Bosch to grow as a player. All I am saying, is give him time to develop and lets have him in a side where we can have a very real chance of winning a CC U21 title.

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.06.16 12:51:59 by Vonno13 Reply
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 37) : imo bosch has the attacking and goal kicking skills.need to spend time on conditioning and defence,should be properly managed this season for next season.not saying he should not play in the cc or even get game time this sr season,but need to think long-term.I’m a bit undecided.last 3 games of the sr season is:lions,cheetahs,sunwolves.might just be worth it to play him 20mins in each of those remaining 3 games.

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.06.16 14:30:43 by 50shadesofshark Reply

  • Guys its rediculous this OBSESSION with Bosch. Every social media platform has raised this kid beyond his performance…its unbelievable. Springbok twitter handle is Bosch this Bosch that…Sharks FB pages during the Impi Season in profile pictures, in “Well Done Impi on your Win”; even when the guy didnt even play…its an unstoppable tide of one sided media frenzy…the kid is good; but is a kid. Poor defence, poor decicions, no commanding of the players around him, very individulist, cant stick to a structure…he needs to go back to quietly getting on with developing his all round game…this is not school boy rugby…this is the real deal, where split decisions need to be made…learn that…then i will endorse the guy. Chip n chases will not get him anywhere…the field is smaller now for young Bosch.

    I think Bosch is a no 15 without doubt.

    Lets ease up on the Obsession cause thats what it is.

    Howdid he make the RWC 15 team; woefully found wanting…potetial and x factor yes, but consistsncy and all round…no way.

    Just get the feeling its the “Bosch Show” no matter how he plays…

  • Comment 39, posted at 28.06.16 07:19:19 by tex Reply

  • @tex (Comment 39) : I want to see whether he is the real deal…we can speculate all we want, but unless we see him at senior level (with quality players around him – not the dredge from the baby boks) we will never know.

    Here’s the scenario: Pat Lambie injured (not sure if he is, but let’s imagine he is), then April will have to play 10, Joe at 15. Why not have Bosch on the bench (at least) as cover for both 10 and 15, and give him his 15 – 20 mins. in the second half?

    Garth April said that the Sharks team gave him confidence to play well, why wouldn’t it be the same for Bosch.

  • Comment 40, posted at 28.06.16 09:27:54 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 40) : what if Joe is also injured?

  • Comment 41, posted at 28.06.16 09:30:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : I wouldn’t mind if Bosch starts at 15, but it will most likely be Mvovo at fullback, Odwa at wing – Bosch definitely on the bench.

  • Comment 42, posted at 28.06.16 09:37:13 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 40) : @robdylan (Comment 41) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 42) : Alrin Eksteen has been the only decent player for the Sharks XV…why cant he get a chance? Or are we saying to those guys it doesnt matter how well you are playing there.

  • Comment 43, posted at 28.06.16 10:05:54 by SheldonK Reply


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