Richard Ferguson

Daniel returns from injury for XV

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Supersport Rugby Challenge on 4 May 2017 at 16:43
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The Sharks XV continue their SuperSport Rugby Challenge after their bye last week, with Odwa Ndungane continuing the captaincy role from the wing and Keegan Daniel making his long awaited return from injury.

Daniel comes straight into the starting team, shifting Khaya Majola to 8 and Wian Vosloo dropping down to the bench.

Fresh after not making the cut for the Junior Springboks, Benhard Janse van Rensburg starts in the 10 jersey, taking over from Danrich Visagie. Garth April also starts at fullback while French International Clement Poitrenaud covers fullback from the bench.

The match is scheduled for a 3pm kick-off at HT Pelatona Projects Stadium in Welkom on Saturday.

Cell C Sharks XV
1.            Juan Schoeman
2.            Stephan Coetzee
3.            John-Hubert Meyer
4.            Jean Droste
5.            Hyron Andrews
6.            Khaya Majola 
7.            Jacques Vermeulen
8.            Keegan Daniel (v/c)
9.            Damian Stevens
10.          Benhard Janse van Rensburg 
11.          Morne Joubert
12.          Marius Louw
13.          S’bura Sithole
14.          Odwa Ndungane (c)
15.          Garth April
16.          Kerron van Vuuren
17.          Gerhard Engelbrecht
18.          Rikus Zwart
19.          Wian Vosloo 
20.          Rowan Gouws
21.          Tristan Blewett
22.          Clement Poitrenaud


  • once again thats a really good team to be able to play

    good mix of youth and experience

    only one prop on the bench this time (as apposed to two weeks ago) thanks to match 22’s

    i hope garth and ben get a good run out as april will be gone soon and smith and lambie need back up incase something happens

    hopefully i get to watch this game live or in a delayed broad cast, i see they do play these games on ss10 aka select which is available on more affordable ss packages

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.05.17 17:41:49 by revolverocelot Reply
  • @revolverocelot (Comment 1) : Now to convince the wife to give me a third day for watching rugby….Best to just record it. Happy wife, happy life.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.05.17 17:46:00 by FireTheLooser Reply
  • @revolverocelot (Comment 1) : Why will April be gone soon?

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.05.17 17:57:49 by coolfusion Reply
  • Glad to see Keegan and April back!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.05.17 18:07:49 by JD Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : personally I have an agreement with my lovely beautiful wonderful wife and kids that they have the remote for most of the week but Sharks game time I have totally sole custody of the DSTV remote!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.05.17 18:11:06 by JD Reply
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  • Why are we still using a 22 man squad in these competitions?

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.05.17 18:25:53 by Baylion Reply

  • @JD (Comment 5) : My wife don’t mind giving me the Sharks game, it’s when I insist on watching the Kings/Rebels game that she becomes less understanding. 🙂

    I’m trying to ease her into this weekend by watching mostly romcoms, let’s see how that pans out – catch-up is chock-full of them this week.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.05.17 18:25:55 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Baylion (Comment 6) : because the small unions cannot afford a 23rd player and that tail continues to wag the SARUu dog.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.05.17 18:27:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 6) : Short sighted saru can’t figure out that, although some smaller unions can’t field an entire front row on the bench, they can still use that 23rd spot for a different position’s reserve player.

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.05.17 18:29:46 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Tx Rob

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.05.17 18:30:16 by Baylion Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 9) : Not sure that they can. The 23rd spot is intended for a full front row on the bench

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.05.17 18:33:23 by Baylion Reply

  • @Baylion (Comment 11) : Seeing as their able to ignore world rugby with regard to the 23rd player, they might as well ignore them in the interest of developing tight-head prop stocks in SA, even if only at the bigger unions.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.05.17 18:36:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : 😆

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.05.17 18:38:02 by Baylion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 3) : apologies meant to type, curwin will be gone soon to go win us a world cup. thus we need ben and april to have a good hit out for the second team this week, great to have keegs back.

    is franna injured ? where is he ? he had a few good games last year in the currie cup proper, especially when he stood in at 8th man when ginger got knocked out against the cheetahs (which put us on the back foot from minute one)

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.05.17 21:12:13 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : good luck hope it works! 😈
    I’m now trying to convince my wife that we must go watch the Sharks XV vs Griffons in Welkom.

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.05.17 22:54:17 by JD Reply
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  • Welcome back, Keegan! I hope this team ups its curve…

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.05.17 23:13:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • this game is being played at the exact same time as the first team takes on the force at the shark tank, except this game will be at a different venue, which probibly means it wont be broad cast live but instead on the sunday like our first game in this comp like last year, guess im ok with that

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.05.17 23:50:20 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) :What a bunch of henpecked husbands you lot are. My wife allows me to watch all the games – provided I have finished all the chores around the house plus the dishes and the ironing.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.05.17 08:26:33 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 18) : Two answers, that makes a happy wife even more happy, extra view and garden services

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.05.17 09:18:55 by HB Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 18) : So you get to iron the pants even if you don’t get to wear them?

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.05.17 11:25:35 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 18) : top draw humor dude, love it lol

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.05.17 15:11:51 by revolverocelot Reply

  • Why is this game not being played as the curtain raiser tomorrow, not as if we’ve been overwhelmed by a glut of rugby at K.P. Would have looked forward to watching a lot of these guys for the first time.

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.05.17 18:09:20 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 22) : because the idea with the super sport rugby challenge is to cluster certain games at a small stadium normally used as a club rugby for example wp played the ep kings in PE on a sunday during week one which was the main event and there were two other ss rugby challenge games ahead of it, the whole stadium was full and it looked like a fun atmosphere. attendance was free too.

    or single games are played at venues of this nature, take the game to the people. we did play our first game at kings park

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.05.17 19:29:22 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 22) : @revolverocelot (Comment 23) : yes game is being played in Welkom and attendance is also free. Really considering a quick trip to Welkom to watch the game!

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.05.17 21:16:41 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 24) : Enjoy, lucky you, will we get a game experience article from you ?

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.05.17 22:22:36 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 25) : still not 100% sure about going but if we go I will for sure try to put something together.

  • Comment 26, posted at 06.05.17 00:41:44 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 26) : awesome, even if its posted late in next week it would be appreciated

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.05.17 20:42:35 by revolverocelot Reply


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