Richard Ferguson

Continuity for Sharks XV

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Supersport Rugby Challenge on 11 May 2017 at 15:55
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The Sharks ‘host’ the Leopards in a Supersport Rugby Challenge clash, interestingly being held at the Douglas Mitchell Sports Ground in Uvongo.

The Sharks got their SRC back on track last weekend with a victory over the Griffons and will hope to continue that with a win against the unbeaten Leopards.

There is some continuity in the pack with no changes for the forwards, due reward for a stellar performance against the Griffons last week.

In the backline there are some rotational changes: Rohan Gouws getting a shot ahead of Damian Stevens as they swop jerseys and Sbura Sithole getting a run in place of Odwa Ndungane. Johan Deysel returns to Sharks XV action after making his debut against the Jaguares two weeks ago, starting in midfield with Marius Louw.

Clement Poitrenaud gets a start for the XV with Garth April having been called up to the Super Rugby team.

The team will be led by the experienced Keegan Daniel.  The match is scheduled for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, 13th May.

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 (c)
9.            Rowan Gouws
10.          Benhard Janse van Rensburg 
11.          Morne Joubert
12.          Marius Louw
13.          Johan Deysel
14.          S’bura Sithole
15.          Clement Poitrenaud
16.          Kerron van Vuuren
17.          Gerhard Engelbrecht
18.          Rikus Zwart
19.          Wian Vosloo 
20.          Damian Stevens
21.          Tristan Blewett
22.          Courtney Winnaar


  • Damn, this is my home. Wish I was there to go watch…

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.05.17 16:16:42 by T-Shark Reply
  • So go home and watch, i am sure you have family there

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.05.17 23:07:49 by Dunx Reply
  • @T-Shark (Comment 1) : what’s your name? I’m also from down that side originally.

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.05.17 07:48:40 by StevieS Reply
  • Looks a decent side but as with the man side i think a lot of the players are actually over hyped without having the performances of late to back it up. Especially against semi decent opposition.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.05.17 09:11:53 by SheldonK Reply

  • glad to see Keegan and Clement back in the mix and hopefully on their way back up to the Super Rugy squad.

    This team on paper should do well, and nice to see it going to other parts of the Province.

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.05.17 09:55:19 by stevovo Reply
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  • @stevovo (Comment 5) : keegs yes, but clement is behind a lot of very good other other options at fb, though its too oir benefit if his fit in case. his recruitment has been unfairly criticized. he was brought in to see if he could adapt to sr and add experience to the overall squad not only by starting but also off the bench and in training and in the second team.

    clearly april, smith and sometimes bosch or lambie are better options than him at fb but he does add value to the over all broader squad.

    guys that are waiting in the wings for a oppertunity at the sr team should there be a need for them are andrews, vermualan, keegs, majola, sithole, deysel, ben

    clements not that close to the sr team. though im glad we recruited him

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.05.17 15:41:55 by revolverocelot Reply

  • I ran my PB 800m on that field back in 1983. 17 min 38 s. Still the fastest I’ve done ANYTHING.

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.05.17 18:51:51 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 7) : 😆 Ever done a 2.4.

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.05.17 10:44:06 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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