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Touring squad announced

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Argentina, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 24 Apr 2017 at 16:05
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The Sharks touring squad to Argentina has been announced with 25 players departing tomorrow to face the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

Johan Deysel is the fresh face in the squad, having not played for the Sharks at Super Rugby level before. His inclusion comes at the expense of Andre Esterhuizen. He is in a straight battle with Jeremey Ward to join Lukhanyo Am in midfield. Another is Sbu Nkosi, who looks set to get some touring time under the belt with Kobus van Wyk missing out.

Esterhuizen will obviously miss the flight due to suspension, with the following players all missing due to injury:
Garth April
Inny Radebe
Keegan Daniel
Kobus van Wyk
Pat Lambie

The team to face the Jaguares will be announced on Thursday at midday.

Chiliboy Ralepelle
Coenie Oosthuizen
Daniel du Preez
Etienne Oosthuizen
Franco Marais
Jean-Luc du Preez
John-Hubert Meyer
Lourens Adriaanse
Philip van der Walt
Ruan Botha
Stephan Lewis
Tendai Mtawarira
Tera Mtembu
Thomas du Toit

Benhard Janse van Rensburg
Cobus Reinach
Curwin Bosch
Jeremy Ward
Johan Deysel
Lukhanyo Am
Lwazi Mvovo
Michael Claasens
Odwa Ndungane
Rhyno Smith
Sbu Nkosi


  • No Bosch? But also only 24 players, so just a typo?

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.04.17 16:07:38 by Shakes34 Reply
  • Big losses to the backline in Esterhuyzen and Van Wyk. Hopefully not Bosch as well?

    Sharks need to keep this game tight with the forwards if we want to have any chance. Let the game get loose and the Jaguares will run as ragged.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.04.17 16:14:07 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Shakes34 (Comment 1) : My bad..

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.04.17 16:15:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Three flyhalves out injured. Bizarre.

    No Clement in touring squad either.

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.04.17 16:21:12 by vanmartin Reply
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  • My pick for Saturday:

    1. Thomas
    2. Marais
    3. Coenie
    4. Oosthuizen
    5. Botha
    6. Terra (assuming he’s still the captain)
    7. JL
    8. Van der Walt
    9. Claasens
    10. Bosch
    11. Mvovo
    12. Ward (because I wouldn’t throw Deysel in the deep end.
    13. Am
    14. Nkosi
    15. Smith

    16.Beast 17.Chilliboy 18.Adriaanse 19.Lewies 21.Dan (granted I’d have taken Vermeulen instead) 22.Reinach 23. Deysel

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.04.17 16:23:11 by Hulk Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : 😆

    Sa Rugby Magazines headline – Bosch left out of Sharks touring squad

    Think you weren’t the one that made the error in the first place.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.04.17 16:46:59 by Hulk Reply

  • @Hulk (Comment 5) : Dan in for Terra…..Ginger captain.
    Rest I think spoton

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.04.17 18:21:12 by Lieplapper Reply

  • a week ago all we need to do was stay focused now we better win all our games and hope things go our way in terms of other fixtures

    losing AE is big, but I think its a chance for ward to step up and play next to Am. with deysel to make a impact off the bench.

    ward plays different to AE, and yes he had a tough game against the rebels but that was a last minute start.

    bosch struggled too, but thats to be understood, his a young player, lets not hype him so much. im sure ben would have played abit this weekend if AE didnt get sent off.

    ryno smith was fantastic at fb, reminds me of kolbie and leyde

    looking forward to this game.

    we are again only taking two scrummies, hopefully what transpired last year doesnt happen again when classens got injured.

    lets pick ourselfs up

    which game will AE be available for next ? bulls and lions ?

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.04.17 18:51:33 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @Hulk (Comment 5) : @Lieplapper (Comment 7) : no number 20!? This is Super rugby with a match day team of 23 players not SuperSport/Vodacom cup with only 22!! Pick another back, maybe Ben10 as he’s the only other flyhalf!! 😈

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.04.17 19:04:51 by JD Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 8) : not 100% sure but it should be first game after the international break. Unless they decided it is 6 Super rugby weeks then only for Lions game.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.04.17 19:18:21 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 9) : Agreed on Ryno, he had a good game despite us playing like an amateur team. I want another captain, we need someone who sets an example and Terra is not doing that.

    And I ask again, what are we going to do when CR leaves and Claasens retires? Are we going to throw in an inexperienced SH or are we going to plan ahead and give someone opportunities this year?

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.04.17 19:23:59 by Quintin Reply

  • @JD (Comment 10) : Damn, I did the calculation

    his out for 6 weeks, that means he will miss 6 all of our games from now until the june test break

    straight after the test break we have a bye

    thus he will only be available for the very last game of the regular season against the lions at the tank

    so heres how I hope they use this

    put him on a programe that uses this time to heal any niggles he may have from playing, then once healed, work on his skill level and key abilities, any weaknesses. if their are ss rugby challenge games in the june break have him play in those

    in the mean time I see ward starting and deysel off the bench at 12 they will likely fight it out to impress the coach. maybe mara louw gets a look in too

    lets make the most of this

    AE is young, he made a big mistake, but lets move on in a positive manner. and upskill him with the time off, gyming and getting bigger isnt the key, look how skillful the nz props are, those okes know exactly what type of pass to make and when

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.04.17 21:59:27 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 12) : After the break it’s the Bulls, bye and Lions so theoretically he could play at least two more games before the Sharks reach the playoffs!
    Personally I’d give him a week off and then get him into training working especially on his tackle technique!

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.04.17 23:00:31 by JD Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 11) : Sharks will probably throw some money at it and buy another SH. Wonder how long van Zyl has left on his Bulls contract?!
    As for another captain yes but who?

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.04.17 23:02:25 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 14) : get Schreuder ASAP. his contract is almost up and next to Cronje the form SH by far

    similar to RdP and Joost and flourishing at the Kings

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.04.17 23:21:26 by Kabouter Reply

  • @Kabouter (Comment 15) : must say did not watch any Kings games so not sure how he played but it should not be to hard to get him to sign for another team but problem might be which other unions might have the same idea!?
    As for Cronje just like SP I’m very glad if they find success at their new teams but don’t think I’d want to see them back at the Sharks as they did not deliver when they were playing for the Sharks.

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.04.17 23:32:08 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 16) : sorry referred to Ross Cronje..Schreuder has been highly impressive and seems to love being away from Toetie

    Lionel has for the first time been given an extended run and has been improving every game but yes, he did not set the world on fire in Dbn.

    Since Charl, Rory and Ruan days, SH has been a real weakness apart from 2015 when Lambie/Steyn & Reinach played really well.

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.04.17 00:34:16 by Kabouter Reply

  • @JD (Comment 13) : oh yes you are correct I was working off of a sa rugby mag article that had the june test in the wrong position on the list but the dates correct, so I figure three more sr games for him provided we make the play offs which their are no guarantees.

    @Kabouter (Comment 17) : would love it if we got L shreuder, and to be fair he played well under toetie at the stormers as well, just injury and competition got the most of him. if pre season had gone another way he would have been stormers first choose sh, fleck does rate him, just fleck choose on fitness and merit and jano, devaldt and godwin were ahead of him coming out of pre season so they let him go on loan

    lionel cronje is a decent enough player, his in form now, he never really got going at us or at the brumbies or at the lions, bulls or wp. so im glad for him, his likely to parlay that form into a European contract or a improved jap contract good for him. not that I want him back. I want rdp jnr back

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.04.17 01:24:04 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @Lieplapper (Comment 7) : When Lambie went down, van er Walt would have been my choice. As for Dan his hands are letting him down, I like him but the nightmare of a game he had last week can’t be rewarded with another start, that’s why I would have taken Vermeulen instead).

    @JD (Comment 9) : I thought that bench was short one man. Didn’t notice I missed 20. Yes I’d put Ben10 on the bench.

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.04.17 08:15:20 by Hulk Reply

  • @Hulk (Comment 5) : think Deysel played against NZ in the RWC. Don’t think SR can be deemed deep end.

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.04.17 11:08:17 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Still have no gotten over hangover from the the Rebels game. I normally move on quickly after a loss but that one was just too much. It is as if all my aspirations for this team’s prospects have the flushed down the toilet.

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.04.17 11:11:08 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 21) : Seems most of the Sharks players have either one foot on the plane, or their minds occupied by overseas offers. Sharks are merely in their lives to be exploited as a stepping stone.

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.04.17 11:20:46 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 21) : Cheer up, these lots to be positive about….uhm where do I start, firstly, it wasnt a loss it was a draw (I know, I know), secondly it was achieved with 14 players for most of the game and thirdly, we were leading into the last minutes of the game, that with 14 players. There, feeling better. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.04.17 12:25:48 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 20) : Perhaps 😎

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.04.17 16:39:03 by Hulk Reply

  • Has anyone been following Cameron Wright? How is he doing, what form is he in?

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.04.17 17:48:15 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Hulk (Comment 19) : hahaha just had to tease you a bit!

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.04.17 17:50:48 by JD Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 17) : Lionel is good he came in at sharks at a tough time. If he got settled properly he would have been good
    But can he compete with April and Bosch?

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.04.17 17:51:22 by coolfusion Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 22) : Ja and would not be the first time that Sharks managed to do that! Let’s hope they’re ready for the Jaguares and can step up!

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.04.17 17:54:22 by JD Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 15) : Definitely one we can grab to come help us with our scrumhalf challenges

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.04.17 21:43:55 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 29) : I predict sharks recruitment waits till end of year and miss all the oppertunities again.

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.04.17 06:19:40 by coolfusion Reply

  • I don’t know what to say about this Toilet Peyper,old bog roll,is reffing our game in Argentina.
    How is it possible that this little shit is allowed to once more bring his incompetence andarrogant crooked bias into another of our games

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.04.17 09:30:55 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 31) : Yeah just saw it. How do they come up with this shit? Doesn’t he have a game to play for the Cheetahs in Bloem?

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.04.17 09:48:56 by Quintin Reply

  • How many games is that now with Peyphol and that other Bulls knob in charge ….. feels like all of our games 🙄

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.04.17 10:30:33 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 31) : WTF.

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.04.17 10:37:52 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Cant get away from that rubbish Jaco van heerden ref can we. he is running touch on sat

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.04.17 11:12:31 by Dunx Reply

  • I see we’re getting our excuses in early this week. 😉 😈

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.04.17 11:18:13 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 36) : Worry about your own nightmare coming up this weekend.

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.04.17 11:27:17 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 37) : I made peace with a losing streak prior to Chiefs match. In a state of permanent zen until they return. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.04.17 12:19:04 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 38) : So you decided to just turn over and bite the pillow and think of England

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.04.17 12:25:23 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 39) : Exactly. 😀

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.04.17 12:36:13 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 40) : I remember a Sharks game a couple years back in Christchurch against the rampant Crusaders,every one wrote the Sharks off on here, except me.We won that game with 13 men left on the field, that is why I love this team.

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.04.17 12:45:29 by The hound Reply
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  • Guess the question is not can we beat the Jaguars, we can,but can we beat Peyper and van Heerden,not too sure.

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.04.17 12:58:51 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 41) : Ref that day must’ve been a Sharks fan. 😉 😈

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.04.17 12:59:50 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 43) : Why,cause he carded us down to 13 men, some fan.

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.04.17 13:06:36 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 44) : Gotta love sports fans. When my team loses it’s because of the ref and when they win it’s in spite of the ref. 😆

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.04.17 13:48:37 by McLovin Reply

  • Anyhow, how likely is this ‘Currie cup teams might be invited to join Anglo-Welsh cup’? 2019 or later.

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.04.17 13:51:12 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 45) : That view is actually consistent. The refs are always out to get us.

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.04.17 13:55:48 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 47) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.04.17 14:03:58 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 46) : Whenever these discussions come up (join a northern competition) I ask what will the SA teams bring to the table, and I am afraid the answer is not much. What incentive is there for the Anglo-Welsh Cup to have the SA teams join? It means their teams will have a significantly increased travel budget, probably involving tours to SA, and with the SA teams really not adding anything else, why do it? I suppose the SA teams might base themselves in Britain for the comp, but how does that really help the SA teams?

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.04.17 14:42:26 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 49) : More tv viewers? But really just clutching at straws now. Can’t really come up with any compelling reason for NH to do it.

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.04.17 15:11:04 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 50) : I think the discussion is more about hopes and wishes from the SA side, and less about reality. My opinion.

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.04.17 15:17:05 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 49) : The Brits would welcome an annual paid safari in Africa

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.04.17 15:43:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 52) : Yeah right, they will all get skin cancer and die. That African sun is hot and aggressive. :mrgreen: 😈

  • Comment 53, posted at 26.04.17 15:57:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 39) :

    If that is a description of your typical sexual experience then I pity you.

    I mean the, having to think about England, part.

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.04.17 17:08:52 by fyndraai Reply
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  • Second long weekend in a month town, is full of visitors weather perfect, and guess what Sharks are playing in Argentina.
    Who the fuck agreed to this at the Sharks,hasn’t helot a calendar.
    Beaches packed for surfing competitions and K.P is empty.
    But then I suppose we shouldn’t complain we’ve had the Warratahs,the Rebels,the Jaguars,the Kings and the Cheetahs.
    All we need is the Bulls and we’ve done the bottom feeder trifecta.
    I want to know who represents us on the fixture committee and if he is the same doos who represents us on the match official commitee.
    Both need to be fired.

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.04.17 17:09:46 by The hound Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 54) : So glad I could feed your fantasies,Bernie

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.04.17 17:27:11 by The hound Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 54) : You can also think of the Queen, or if you’re a Stormers fan, just a queen. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.04.17 17:43:53 by McLovin Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 25) :

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.04.17 18:34:58 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • Going to be a tough day at the office for sharks.

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.04.17 19:05:18 by coolfusion Reply

  • Think I’ll just catch highlights. Don’t look forward to this game after last week’s display.

  • Comment 60, posted at 26.04.17 19:21:08 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 60) : Test cricket used to be the perfect sleeping aid, but Sharks rugby is fast becoming my tranquilliser of choice.

  • Comment 61, posted at 26.04.17 19:50:11 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 61) : Well I would agree but with our current form I think the constant swearing at the TV is actually worse for my blood pressure and sleeping pattern.

  • Comment 62, posted at 26.04.17 20:16:18 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 62) : I got so bored during the rebels game, I tend to build up a resistance if there’s too many mistakes, and I then go from angry to bored and sleepy – strangest thing 🙂

  • Comment 63, posted at 26.04.17 20:47:01 by FireTheLooser Reply


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