Big ask for under 21s

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 14 Sep 2017 at 15:27
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It’s now the third week of their campaign and the easy ride for the Sharks under 21 side comes to an end. Having banked decent bonus-point wins against the Kings and Leopard in their first two games, this week it’s the mighty (and table-topping) Bulls that lie in wait for Paul Anthony’s side.

Anthony has been forced into changes as well. Ben Janse van Rensburg has an ankle problem, meaning a switch from fullback to flyhalf for Courtney Winnaar, who grabbed a brace of tries last week. That is one of three changes to the starting backline, with Taigh Schoor starting in the number 13 jersey for Tristan Blewett and Faf de Villiers rotating in at scrumhalf ahead of Grant Williams. Blewett will be on the bench for the Sharks Currie Cup side in Kimberley tomorrow, while Williams drops to the bench for the Loftus clash. Cliven Loubser starts at fullback for the first time.

The forward pack – led by Mike Meyer – is largely unchanged, with big Andrew Evans coming in at lock for Ryan Carlson in the only switch.

Sharks u21: 15 Cliven Loubser, 14 Mfundo Ndlovu, 13 Taigh Schoor, 12 Wayno Visagie, 11 Ilunga Mukendi, 10 Courtney Winnaar, 9 Grant Williams, 8 Kwanda Dimaza, 7 Bandisa Ndlvou, 6 Michael Meyer (capt), 5 Andrew Evans, 4 Rikus Zwart, 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Franco Botha, 1 Jordan Els
Subs: 16 Ntuthuko Mthembu, 17 Ngoni Chidoma, 18 Ryan Carlson, 19 Andre Coetzee, 20 Neil Otto, 21 Faf de Villiers, 22 Khail Koetzenberg


  • Good luck lads!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.09.17 17:35:08 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 1) : yeah make us proud and show us passion

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.09.17 07:43:33 by Dunx Reply

  • Any chance of seeing the Bulls lineup? Have a feeling this one will be a bit too tough for our guys but hoping for the best…anything is possible on the day

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.09.17 08:38:38 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 3) :

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.09.17 09:57:40 by Pedantic Reply

  • @Pedantic (Comment 4) : Good names on paper for the Bulls but arent the biggest guys especially the backline

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.09.17 11:00:23 by SheldonK Reply

  • I see the under 21s were beaten 37-34, not a win but Im sure the team and coaches will be happy with the result considering that it was played at Loftus and the size and depth of the Bulls squad – well done young guns.

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.09.17 11:46:43 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Under 19s lost 40-22. Keep the fath chaps.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.09.17 11:49:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 6) : that’s not a terrible result, actually

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.09.17 12:05:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Very encouraging, will give them belief that they can mix it with the top dogs – Bulls are thus far unbeaten.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.09.17 12:24:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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