Richard Ferguson

Adams makes Currie Cup debut

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 31 Aug 2017 at 12:23
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Club winger Tythan Adams will make his Currie Cup debut for the Sharks this weekend against the Cheetahs.

Coach Robert du Preez has named a mostly unchanged backline for this match, Adams the only addition with Kobus van Wyk not considered.

Amongst the forwards we see a few changes. Thomas du Toit is back from injury and straight into the starting line up. He is joined by Akker van der Merwe and John-Hubert Meyer. Tyler Paul shifts from flank to second row next to captain Ruan Botha. Keegan Daniel is back from injury and forms a formidable loose trio with Vermeulen and Mtembu.

There are a few injury concerns with Odwa Ndungane injuring his hamstring and Cameron Wright not completely fit after a quad strain. Other injured players not considered but without any information is Juan Schoeman and Ross Geldenhuys. Any other changes are purely rotational as the Sharks are set to face a weakened Cheetahs team.

The Sharks

15. Inny Radebe
14. Tythan Adams
13. Jeremy Ward
12. Lukhanyo Am
11. S’busiso Nkosi
10. Benhard Janse van Rensburg
9. Louis Schreuder
8. Tera Mtembu
7. Jacques Vermeulen
6. Keegan Daniel
5. Ruan Botha (c)
4. Tyler Paul
3. John-Hubert Meyer
2. Akker van der Merwe
1. Thomas du Toit
16. Franco Marais
17. Mzamo Majola
18. Jean Droste
19. Wian Vosloo
20. Michael Claassens
21. Marius Louw
22. Garth April

Player Profile on Tythan Adams:
Full Name                Tythan Franco Adams
Date of Birth            31 August 1990
Age                            27
Place of Birth           Atlantis/Vredenburg
School Attended       Paul Roos Gymnasium
Height                       1.75m
Weight                      83kg


  • Easy bonus point win for the Sharks. Anything under a 50 point margin can be deemed a failure vs a Varsity Cup Cheetahs team 👿 😆

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.08.17 12:34:50 by KingCheetah Reply
  • Sharks by plenty.

    Might as well put their name on the cup now.

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.08.17 12:37:46 by McLovin Reply
  • @KingCheetah (Comment 1) : Do you even know the Sharks 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.08.17 12:37:49 by Hulk Reply
  • Another giant wing from the Western Cape. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.08.17 12:38:41 by McLovin Reply
  • Must say i think the combinations are good with the player resources we have. I was fairly impressed with Droste and Vosloo last weekend- Vosloo looked very hungry for work. Cheetahs will be under strength but its still 15v15 and they will have more to prove.

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.08.17 12:41:49 by SheldonK Reply
  • So it looks like Robert wasn’t quite as brain-dead as some feared when he replaced Kobus van Wyk last week… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.08.17 12:41:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Is there an injury issue with Rhyno? Surely he doesn’t need rotation?

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.08.17 12:42:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 7) : He has retired after that winning kick :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.08.17 12:52:10 by SheldonK Reply

  • @pastorshark (Comment 7) : Thats a strange one,I saw him yesterday and he didn’t look injured.
    Who is the kicker in the team Saturday,hope to hell its not Radebe.

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.08.17 13:02:18 by The hound Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 1) : @McLovin (Comment 2) : @McLovin (Comment 4) : Lol the cheetahs and WP fans teaming up to add some a load of sarcasm

    Lots of interesting selections.

    Adams is supposed to have serious speed.

    Great to see Louw and April back.

    Why no ryno smith though ?

    rotation of front row is good, So happy Tank is back. only on prop on the bench cause tank can play TH.

    Droste and Vosloo did well last week so they deserve to still be in the mix on the bench, look to them for impact.

    I was unaware Cam had a injury, maybe thats why we did not see him in cape town.

    Losing Van Wyk is no joke, maybe our best backline player.

    We need to win this one big, and stay focused, a home semi needs to be secured this year.

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.08.17 13:09:25 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 9) : Inny kicks a lot better than Ben. That kid couldn’t hit a bloody a380 if he was inside it.

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.08.17 13:16:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Wouldn’t say that Radebe’s kicking is that much better,neither could carry Bosch or Smith’s kicking tee.
    But Ben’s defense is a helluva lot better than Radebe’s touch rugby tackles.

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.08.17 13:19:53 by The hound Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 10) : So far no one has asked the most important question – who’s the ref?

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.08.17 13:32:45 by McLovin Reply

  • Droste was out for the count, properly poleaxed last weekend. Im really surprised to see his name on the team sheet. Vosloo was very good when he came on..

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.08.17 13:51:12 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Somebody at the Sharks must really like Garth April.

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.08.17 13:52:16 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : lol, refs do affect the game to a great degree in rugby, but I would rather refrain from blaming him/her, unless is obvious after the game that something was a miss.

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.08.17 13:59:32 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 14) : I don’t think he was concussed just smashed his nose on Franco’s head he is a very good player

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.08.17 14:00:49 by The hound Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 16) : That hook in the back of your mouth had a huge worm wearing a blue and white striped jersey it. 😉

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.08.17 14:02:30 by The hound Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 15) : Was thinking the same thing. Ryno proved alst weekend that he offers at least as much as April, without the issues. Would really pick him ahead of April atm

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.08.17 14:05:33 by HeinF Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 17) : He was lights out, they brought on the motorised stretcher to take him off, didnt need it in the end. I’m just assuming that if you get knocked out that you would have some form of concussion – obviously not.

  • Comment 20, posted at 31.08.17 14:07:34 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 20) : he went to Affies…. so concussion is not a credible risk

  • Comment 21, posted at 31.08.17 14:10:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 17) : Yep I like him as a player as well, was very impressed with the work Vosloo got through, carried the ball well and defended very well as well. I was surprised because I have seen him in a few games but he never caught the eye. Watching the game does give one different dimensions of the game though.

  • Comment 22, posted at 31.08.17 14:11:31 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : :lol:…. so says the PBHS old boy.

  • Comment 23, posted at 31.08.17 14:14:20 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 17) : @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 20) : Some very interesting developments regarding saliva tests for concussion. If accurate would be a great help to medical staff and player welfare.

  • Comment 24, posted at 31.08.17 14:16:47 by McLovin Reply

  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 22) : That is a frustration I constantly have , you see a totally different game live to the game you are being instructed to watch on T.V.
    There are some seriously biased commentators on Supersport,
    People don’t realize in film your ear tells your eye what to see.Most of us subconsciously watch the commentators game.

  • Comment 25, posted at 31.08.17 14:38:05 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 25) : I often mute the sound for that exact reason

  • Comment 26, posted at 31.08.17 14:51:33 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : Thanks for reminding us: who is the ref?! Please, please, please don’t let it be van der Westhuizen, Peyper, Rashivenge, Seconds, Sehlako, Jacobs…ummm…Kaplan? :mrgreen:
    Actually, it is van der Westhuizen…the Sharks have no chance! 😈

  • Comment 27, posted at 31.08.17 15:17:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Cheetahs team:
    Johan Kotze, Reinach Venter, Luan de Bruin, Nicolaas Immelman, Dennis Visser, Junior Okomela, Chris Dry, Jasper Wiese, JP Smith, Reno Eksteen, Luther Obi, Stephan van Rensburg, JW Jonker, Carel-Jan Coetzee, Reinhardt Erwee

    Bench: Elandre Huggett, Andrew Kuhn, Sibabalo Qoma, Ntokoza Vidima, Daniel Maartens, Dian Badenhorst, Marco Mason.

    Come on guys, how many names there do you even recognise?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 31.08.17 15:23:15 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @pastorshark (Comment 27) : Sharks will smash ’em. More interested in seeing how the NH Cheetahs go.

    Berry & Immelman to ref in Pro14 I see.

  • Comment 29, posted at 31.08.17 15:23:46 by McLovin Reply

  • @pastorshark (Comment 27) : You left out the best one van der Merwe,Lourens the Grey Bloom chief black board monitor, and haircut inspector.

  • Comment 30, posted at 31.08.17 15:28:35 by The hound Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 28) : Blommetjies at 10 for the Pro14 game? Interesting…cupboard a bit bare. Didnt you guys sign Stapelberg?

  • Comment 31, posted at 31.08.17 15:40:02 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 31) : I think Stapelberg is injured…as are their two top flyhalves!

  • Comment 32, posted at 31.08.17 15:48:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 30) : Ag damn it…I knew there was someone I’d missed!

  • Comment 33, posted at 31.08.17 15:52:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 32) : Hope they dont plan on kicking many penalties then

  • Comment 34, posted at 31.08.17 16:04:23 by SheldonK Reply

  • @pastorshark (Comment 33) : To forget that guy is unforgivable,he occupies a category of moron of which he is the only member.

  • Comment 35, posted at 31.08.17 16:05:30 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 31) : Yes, but he developed appendicitis, Ryno Eksteen, just back from an injury too, so coming back via the CC.
    Fred still recuperating from a hip op, and Marais from a shoulder op. Clinton Swart also still injured.
    Young Robbie Petzer did well in the match vs the Lions, but this is a different level. So strange as it may be, Blommetjies is a solid option, with Cecil again bringing the spark off the bench.

  • Comment 36, posted at 31.08.17 16:19:04 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 34) : He He, true that. Think Jonker has kicked at poles for Griquas in the past, but Blommetjies took kicks at goal vs the Lions. We will have to rack up a lot of tries, and run up a massive lead, before the Ulster boys get into their rhythm.
    What does count in our favour is that the bulk of the players have been playing together for quite sometime already.

  • Comment 37, posted at 31.08.17 16:21:39 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 36) : I probably would have started Afrika to be honest. Just saw the Ulster team…cheetahs in for a very tough night

  • Comment 38, posted at 31.08.17 16:22:23 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 31) : they named Stapelberg in the cc squad so even if he was fit he would play against us instead of Ulster. Petzer is over in europe with them so maybe he gets some game time in the second game on tour. injury crisis at fh for the cheetahs at the moment.

  • Comment 39, posted at 31.08.17 16:31:00 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 38) : So would I, but he isn’t the youngest player around, and he is a tremendous impact player when the game opens up. But I do agree.

  • Comment 40, posted at 31.08.17 16:35:13 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 39) : Next game up is against Munster, doubt they will play the young man against the 2016 Champs

  • Comment 41, posted at 31.08.17 16:36:01 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 35) : Maybe it was a psychological defence mechanism on my part… 😀

  • Comment 42, posted at 31.08.17 17:11:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 37) : JW Jonker kicked us to death against the Pumas once, if memory serves…I’m sure he must still be a solid option…

  • Comment 43, posted at 31.08.17 17:14:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Why is rhyno smith being rotated? He just came back?

  • Comment 44, posted at 31.08.17 17:29:23 by coolfusion Reply

  • April may be back but he probably won’t see any game. The coach had smith on the bench last week and persisted with Radebe almost to the bitter end. And Smith is a lot better than April…

  • Comment 45, posted at 31.08.17 17:35:48 by coolfusion Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 41) : I hear Marcell Coetzee is back in the mix.

  • Comment 46, posted at 31.08.17 17:36:48 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 46) : Nah I see you said your up against munster not ulster…my mistake.

  • Comment 47, posted at 31.08.17 17:38:40 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 46) : Ulster
    15 Charles Piutau, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Tommy Bowe, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Louis Ludik, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 John Cooney, 8 Marcell Coetzee, 7 Chris Henry (captain), 6 Jean Deysel, 5 Alan O’Connor, 4 Robbie Diack, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Rob Herring, 1 Kyle McCall.
    15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Rosko Specman, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Ali Mgijima, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Clayton Blommetjies, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan (captain), 7 Henco Venter, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Charles Marais
    Substitutes: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Rynier Bernardo, 20 Gerhard Olivier, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Cecil Afrika, 23 Rayno Benjamin

  • Comment 48, posted at 31.08.17 18:45:58 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 46) :Jip, picked at 8th man for Ulster with Jean Deysel at 6, Wiehan Herbst at 3 and Ludik at 14, the Cheetahs will feel right at home 😀
    Add Piatau at 15, and Leialifano at 10, and the Cheetahs will feel its a super 15 game

  • Comment 49, posted at 31.08.17 19:13:47 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 47) : Next match is agaisnt Munster

  • Comment 50, posted at 31.08.17 19:14:21 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 49) : Probably even harder than a super.

  • Comment 51, posted at 31.08.17 19:29:40 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 51) : But you know what they say about fire tempering steel. This series may yet make cheetahs better.

  • Comment 52, posted at 31.08.17 19:30:34 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 52) : Agreed! It is certainly going to give exposure to quite a fee players, who would normally have been a way back in the pecking order. Already, as a result of injuries to Zeilinga, Marais, Swart, Eksteen and Stapelberg, we have unearthed a possible gem in Robbie Petzer, who I thought had a great debut vs the Lions. I expect the likes of Stephan JvRensburg,
    Immelman, Andrew Kuhn, Reinach Venter and Maartens to also stake a claim.
    It can only make Cheetahs rugby strong.

  • Comment 53, posted at 31.08.17 19:51:51 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 12) : just watching the game now. Inny’s hit on Duvenage wasn’t much of a “touch rugby tackle”

  • Comment 54, posted at 31.08.17 19:53:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 53) : Well plans are to change the CC again so that it doesnt clash with pro14 as much or at all (not sure how thats possible) so eventually you may not be using a two squad system. the CC has changed every year for the last 5 years, and with super rugby also evolving we shall see how things work out. in the mean time lots of players get a run out against quality opposition.

  • Comment 55, posted at 31.08.17 19:55:27 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 49) : And Robbie Diack (Michaelhouse and WP) at 4. I always liked him at 8, didn’t know he was also being used at lock. Marcell was an 8 at school, but I think he would be better utilized at 6 with Deysel or Diack at 8. Lots of Saffers in that Ulster team.

  • Comment 56, posted at 31.08.17 20:46:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 48) : @KingCheetah (Comment 49) : that’s a seriously good Ulster team!!! Glad the game wil be show on Super Sport!!!

  • Comment 57, posted at 31.08.17 21:15:12 by JD Reply
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  • Ulster are supposed to have Arno Botha as well

  • Comment 58, posted at 31.08.17 22:26:40 by revolverocelot Reply

  • Whatever happened to the other Marcel Coetzee? The backliner?

  • Comment 59, posted at 01.09.17 06:46:09 by coolfusion Reply

  • @JD (Comment 57) : Agreed, hoping the fact that they haven’t played together much will give us an initial edge. Hoping that we can get a good lead and pull it through.Think we can match them up front. They have some big lads in the backline though. We have lots of pace and x factor, but our defence will have to be spot on to stop their big centres and Piatau

  • Comment 60, posted at 01.09.17 07:19:07 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 56) : It seems the NH teams are also catching onto the trend of playing more mobile locks that can still be physical in the tight exchanges. Dont be surprised to see more loosies being converted

  • Comment 61, posted at 01.09.17 08:51:28 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 61) : Think Brad Rettalick has redefined the way locks play, but you are right the new model locks are going to be more in the Maro Itoje mould 116 KG 1.95M,

  • Comment 62, posted at 01.09.17 09:01:50 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 62) : Yeh agreed. Hence why i like u using Tyler Paul at lock and think guys like Dan Dup can also play there.

  • Comment 63, posted at 01.09.17 10:04:59 by SheldonK Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 59) : he moved to Germany to play test rugby

  • Comment 64, posted at 01.09.17 10:33:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) : @coolfusion (Comment 59) : I’ve chatted to Marcel and will do an article on his experiences…just as soon as I find the time…

  • Comment 65, posted at 01.09.17 11:56:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 55) : Seems as if they are looking to make the Currie Cup only one round…

  • Comment 66, posted at 01.09.17 11:59:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 66) : yeh i saw that, makes a bit of a pointless comp then. Should scrap the supersport challenge. Start first rounds during super rugby which means more at stake for the big unions having to field 2 sides but also gives the smaller unions a realistic chance of winning. 2nd round to complete after super rugby so big unions get their big players back for the last phase

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