Sharks clarify Ben10 situation

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 26 Jan 2018 at 14:10

The Sharks have let me know that flyhalf Benhard Janse van Rensburg has joined the Southern Kings on loan for the duration of the Pro14 competition.

The young pivot remains contracted to the Sharks, but is unlikely to feature in Super Rugby this season having not been named in the 45-man squad or the competition. The Sharks would presumably retain the right to recall him from PE in the case of injury to any of their other flyhalves.

Janse van Rensburg already has a handful of Pro14 caps for the Kings and will use the opportunity to improve through game time and exposure unlikely to be afforded to him in Super Rugby.


  • Seems sensible…all the best, sir!

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.01.18 15:29:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I appreciate that we send some of our lads to The Kings, gives them much-needed game time, and helps The Kings with their stock. On this note, though still think we should never have let Sbura Sithole go, we should have worked with him better, we recruit Zas, but let Sbura go – oh the world of rugby contracting.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.01.18 16:57:17 by Richard Reply

  • @Richard (Comment 2) : The Sharks gave Sithole so many opportunities, and other than the short patch under White, he never performed consistently. It was time for the Sharks to move on without him, and he needed to get into a different environment if he is to have any chance at success. No I think the Sithole move was good for both the Sharks and Sithole. I wish him the best and hope he succeeds there, I always liked him.

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.01.18 18:28:28 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • What in the world is going on at Wanderers??? 😯

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.01.18 19:31:49 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • This seems like one if those temp arrangements that could turn into permanent. He may yet improve with enough game time and then be head hunted by kings and or stormers who are both short on good stock. Just a question what happened to Lionel Cronje?

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.01.18 19:53:05 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 3) : I have to respectfully disagree with you. I personally feel he got the short end of the stick and could and should have had more game time with the First Team. Justified releasing him then purchasing a host of other players, I don’t know. But he is gone now, along with too many other players (to the North), be that as it may, roll on 2018!

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.01.18 00:16:12 by Richard Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 5) : Playing overseas.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.01.18 07:40:53 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 5) : Cronje signed a fulltime contract in Japan, not just an off-season one

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.01.18 09:48:22 by Baylion Reply

  • @Richard (Comment 6) : Sorry but I’m with DB on this. At 27, Sbura was battling with catching and passing. Sharks gave him more than enough chances.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.01.18 11:41:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 7) : @baylion ah, thanks. Nice to see him getting back on track.

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.01.18 14:01:50 by coolfusion Reply

  • Bulls should be taking notes here regarding Paige.

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.01.18 14:36:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Richard (Comment 6) : @robdylan (Comment 9) : Yeah he had a lot of opportunities and never regained the form he had under JW. Good move for both him and the Sharks.

    Our currrent squad looks great on paper, looking forward to see them in action. Is anyone going to give us updates on the game in Limpopo?

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.01.18 15:16:22 by Quintin Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : I don’t see Sbu ahead of any of Mapimpi, Van Dyk, Nkosi, Zas, or even Mvovo or Blewett. I also don’t see him ahead of any of the centres on the Sharks roster (AE, Am, Louw, Ward, Blewett, Deysel). Definitely think this was a good move for the Sharks, and I truly hope that the change of scenery helps Sbu to achieve what we all thought he was capable of.

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.01.18 21:44:45 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 13) : Fully agree. But to be honest i dont see Sithole improving at the Kings…he should go back to the 7s

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.01.18 08:15:42 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 14) : Actually I think he would do better at cheetahs.

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.01.18 11:57:15 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 15) : Yeh possibly. I just feel his fundamentals are letting him down and 7s would get that right. Seeing Notshe play 7s on the weekend just highlights how badly our 15s guys are at the fundamentals of catching and passing.

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.01.18 12:34:27 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 16) : Well at the cheetahs he would have to play a high paced backline game and very quickly get his hands sorted only reason I wouldn’t say sevens is that you need to face big men and learn to deal with them in tackles loose balls also be exposed to kicking games etc. Some elements that aren’t always frequently occurring in sevens. As you said he has lots of issues with fundamentals he needs proper shaping still, not just rounding off.

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.01.18 18:46:53 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 17) : He was looking exciting for the kings before injury. I dont agree with the sentiment that he wont improve there, they have shown time and again that they can get players to their potential that other unions have given up on eg: cronje, LS etc.

    Thats why fringe players from all over the country are lining up to be kings.

    they will however go this full pro14 season without a win (maybe get one against a Italian team), I suspect they will slowly get better in the comp, and eventually show the form they had in last years SR.

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.01.18 19:46:56 by revolverocelot Reply


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