Ben is the Baby Bok 10

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 31 Mar 2017 at 09:58
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The Sharks are well represented in the back line as SA under 20 coach Chean Roux names his first match 23, to face the Griffons in a warm up game this afternoon. Benhard Janse van Rensburg, fresh from making his Sharks Super Rugby debut against the Kings a fortnight ago, starts at flyhalf, with provincial team mates close at hand.

Handed a start in the number 9 jersey, young Faf de Villiers will look to continue a meteoric rise after standing out in a poor Sharks under 19 side last year. Both wingers are also contracted in Durban; powerful Ilunga Mukendi starts on the left, with the dangerous Mfundo Ndhlovu on the other side.

Somewhat amazingly, there’s only a single Blue Bulls player in the starting team.

SA under 20: 15 Gianni Lombard, 14 Mfundo Ndhlovu, 13 Manuel Rass, 12 Wayne van der Bank, 11 Ilunga Mukendi, 10 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 9 Francois de Villiers, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Hendre Stassen, 6 Nama Xaba, 5 Salmaan Moerat, 4 Ewan Coetzee, 3 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 2 Daniel Jooste, 1 Boan Venter
Subs: 16 Johan Grobbelaar, 17 Gerhard Steenekamp, 18 Carlü Sadie, 19 Muller Uys, 20 Marnus van der Merwe, 21 Rewan Kruger, 22 Jean-Luc Cilliers, 23 Cornel Smit


  • First off congrats to our Sharks players. Good luck!

    “Somewhat amazingly, there’s only a single Blue Bulls player in the starting team.” Almost bizarre considering their resources.

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.03.17 10:41:38 by vanmartin Reply
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  • thats for sure, only question i have is what other scrummies do we have on our books? Any suitable replacements for CR

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.03.17 11:00:15 by Dunx Reply

  • Backline looks like it can cause some damage especially the back 3 and Rass the #13

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.03.17 11:03:18 by The Alpha Reply

  • Good luck, boys!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.03.17 11:07:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice to see so many Sharks youngsters in the team!!! Good luck lads and enjoy the game!

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.03.17 11:43:41 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : Yeah I’m concerned that we aren’t planning ahead for when CR leaves. All talk at the moment.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.03.17 12:35:39 by Quintin Reply

  • What’s the take on faf de Villiers? Anyone been watching him?

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.03.17 20:10:14 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Quintin (Comment 6) : Are we perhaps working on a deal to keep Reinach in SA…..Him being included in the Bok training squad at the expense of Faf is interesting, especially considering that he’s leaving.

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.04.17 09:33:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 8) : think it’s to late as I’m sure he already signed a contract to go north.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.04.17 10:33:05 by JD Reply
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  • Roux and Stick. 🙄 Good to see their coaching careers just going from strength to strength. 😈

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.04.17 22:25:28 by McLovin Reply

  • If only I had an uncle in the rugby business… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.04.17 22:27:53 by McLovin Reply


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