Coenie back in action

Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Currie Cup on 20 Sep 2018 at 12:21

Coenie Oosthuizen and Sbu Nkosi will make a welcome return to the bench against the Lions. Rob has also gone for new signing Ruben van Heerden on the bench as lock cover. Thomas du Toit will start in the 3 jersey while Meyer drops out of the squad altogether.


  1. Juan Schoeman
  2. Chiliboy Ralepelle (C)
  3. Thomas du Toit
  4. Gideon Koegelenberg
  5. Hyron Andrews
  6. Luke Stringer
  7. Tyler Paul
  8. Daniel du Preez
  9. Louis Schreuder
  10. Robert du Preez
  11. Lwazi Mvovo
  12. Marius Louw
  13. Jeremy Ward
  14. Kobus van Wyk
  15. Curwin Bosch


  1. Akker van der Merwe
  2. Coenie Oosthuizen
  3. Ruben van Heerden
  4. Jacques Vermeulen
  5. Cameron Wright
  6. Sbu Nkosi
  7. Aphelele Fassi


  1. Sti Sithole
  2. Pieter Jansen
  3. Johannes Jonker
  4. Rhyno Herbst
  5. Marvin Orie
  6. James Venter
  7. Len Massyn
  8. Hacjivah Dayimani
  9. Ross Cronje (captain)
  10. Shaun Reynolds
  11. Courtnall Skosan
  12. Howard Mnisi
  13. Lionel Mapoe
  14. Sylvian Mahuza
  15. Andries Coetzee


  1. Corne Fourie
  2. Jacobie Adriaanse
  3. Reinhard Nothnagel
  4. Driaan Bester
  5. Nic Groom
  6. Gianni Lombard
  7. Wandisile Simelane


  • Nice team, great bench!

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.09.18 12:27:57 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Pretty strong bench that. I assume DuToit to loosehead when Coenie comes on. Hopefully weather holds

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.09.18 12:31:18 by SheldonK Reply

  • I was just saying to a (staunch Lions supporter) friend that with that bench, if the Sharks are in touch with 20 minutes to go, they’ll win. At the same time, if the Sharks are ahead, I reckon the score will look more like a blowout

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.09.18 15:40:08 by Karl Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 3) : Lions have a pretty solid starting side but not the greatest bench but some young potential. Weather is meant to be pretty crap on saturday too

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.09.18 16:00:20 by SheldonK Reply

  • The Lions have a pretty useful back line. However their pack looks pretty inexperienced.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.09.18 16:02:45 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Lions by 15.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.09.18 16:08:04 by McLovin Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 5) : Interesting match up at 8 where you have the slower but more physical Dan DuPreez vs the lightning quick but soft Dayimani.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.09.18 16:22:41 by SheldonK Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : bit too early to be calling the province/lions semifinal don’t you thing ;p

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.09.18 07:31:00 by byron Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : That should be a great thing to watch if both are firing on all cylinders and Akker too.

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.09.18 07:58:34 by coolfusion Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : Another tropical storm at KP? The weather seems to have become extreme in durbs…

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.09.18 08:00:05 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 9) : @coolfusion (Comment 10) : Yeh weather not looking so great for tomorrow. And a front row of DuToit, Akker, Coenie could definitely peek my interest…and with the Sharks handling skills we know there will be scrums :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.09.18 08:26:52 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 11) : lots and lots of scrums!!! Man I love the Sharks!!! 😈

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.09.18 11:08:50 by JD Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : I see rugby365 are picking the Lions to pick up 5 points… Just a matter of them pitching up then?

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.09.18 16:45:03 by Karl Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 10) : Spare a thought for me tomorrow gents. I’m lucky enough to be driving the Bell truck again,

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.09.18 16:46:04 by Karl Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 14) : Spare a thought for me tomorrow gents, I’m lucky enough to be driving the Bell truck again, but sitting in the rain every time is becoming monotonous! Double post due to fat thumbs!

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.09.18 16:47:22 by Karl Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 13) : I think Sheldon may be on to something we do have power going for us and if weather forces this to be a slow deliberate game and if our handling and patience can serve us we can prevail.

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.09.18 18:23:58 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 15) : Sounds like fun Carl. If I’m able to I’ll post regular game updated if not I’m confident the faithful on this site will keep you informed blow by blow.

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.09.18 18:26:18 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 15) :I hear rumours that the Bell sponsorship will end shortly. To add to your woes

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.09.18 22:22:04 by durbsguy Reply

  • @durbsguy (Comment 18) : First I hear of that… In fact, the engineers are in the process of building a new truck for next season. Maybe it’ll be a cool Christmas gift for one of their kids then? Here’s hoping it continues though…

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.09.18 05:14:27 by Karl Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 19) : Just make sure you put bubblegum in the sand when lions kick

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.09.18 13:27:02 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 20) : I thought you were talking about those big monsters. That could be fun to drive.

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.09.18 13:27:51 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 21) : Makes a 4×4 course feel like speedbumps

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.09.18 13:29:33 by coolfusion Reply

  • Hoping they boys start hitting the sweet spot. If that happens I can’t see any team stopping us.

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.09.18 13:49:59 by coolfusion Reply

  • In the very 1st game of the CC, the Sharks showed real intent with ball in hand and excellent handling skills. Now, instead of building from there, we seem to have gone backwards especially with our ball handling skills. We can arguably say that we are the worst CC team w.r.t. ball handling skills. Can anyone shed some light on this retrogressive nature?

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.09.18 15:20:05 by dawj Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 21) : Looking to organise myself a few laps around the test track at work with one ASAP!

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.09.18 16:26:19 by Karl Reply

  • Lions lead 7-3 after a poor exit by the Sharks allowed the Lions camped in our 22

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.09.18 17:24:01 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 26) : Skew line out ignored gave them the scrum to set up the score

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.09.18 17:25:03 by jdolivier Reply

  • Sharks should go for the lineout – not take a penalty at this stage. 7-6

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.09.18 17:29:49 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Thomas causing the Lions problems at the breakdown

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.09.18 17:33:21 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Good try from the Sharks. 16-7 Sharks lead

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.09.18 17:40:32 by Bokhoring Reply
  • This is a very poorly coached team. I fail to understand Gary Teichman’s leadership. It has been a job for pals when it comes to coaching for the longest time. Jimmy Stonehouse has been saying for years that he wants to coach at Superugby level. It doesn’t mean he necessarily wants to be head coach although the Bulls head coach job is now for grabs. Jimmy could have been offered or can still be offered the forwards job. Beef up the locks and number six position, get Jimmy and our pack will consistently start to dominate even the number of phases can start to increase. What Eddie Jones and Jake White have shown in the past.. NZ more consistently is that the more brains and technical skill you have at coaching level the better the team.

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.09.18 17:44:42 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Cronje almost manages to stop Shreuder from not scoring. 23-7

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.09.18 17:50:59 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Dan is having a good so far

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.09.18 17:51:52 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 31) : Hope you are referring to the lions, this is one of the most committed and enterprising games our team has played this season

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.09.18 17:55:41 by jdolivier Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 33) : In the wet his hands are working, great improvement from him

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.09.18 17:56:08 by jdolivier Reply

  • Marvin orie is an idiot

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.09.18 18:01:29 by jdolivier Reply

  • 28-7 halftime. Sharks handling is actually pretty decent in these conditions

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.09.18 18:03:17 by Bokhoring Reply
  • 30-7 sharks are really making an effort. Even soap for hands dan has caught a few blinders. Well done team

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.09.18 18:06:05 by jdolivier Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 37) : 30-7

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.09.18 18:06:34 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Can’t recall a game where the Sharks finished a half with 2 handling errors. Usually double figures by half time

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.09.18 18:11:21 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Good break and run by Ward. Fwd pass to Ward unfortunately – otherwise would have been great try

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.09.18 18:15:50 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Nkosi on

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.09.18 18:17:28 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Coenie replaces Thomas

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.09.18 18:20:53 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Dan gets his 2nd try

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.09.18 18:24:02 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Schrueder also having a great game

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.09.18 18:25:19 by jdolivier Reply

  • Egon seconds has no fucking clue what holding on is

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.09.18 18:34:39 by jdolivier Reply

  • Lions scores from a maul. 37-14

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.09.18 18:36:47 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Akker’s lineout throw also improved tonight

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.09.18 18:42:03 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Lions run the ball out of their 22 after a quick lineout. Simelane scores in the corner. 37-21

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.09.18 18:55:59 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Lions now even scrum us into turbo reverse.

  • Comment 50, posted at 22.09.18 19:00:20 by Bokhoring Reply
  • 37-21 final score. Good win. Second half a bit worrying

  • Comment 51, posted at 22.09.18 19:04:51 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 51) : Sharks stopped playing early. A pity cause I think if they kept the intensity we would have seen quite a big score margin.

  • Comment 52, posted at 22.09.18 20:03:50 by coolfusion Reply

  • Still haven’t dropped a point and still you read some of the shit on here,Dan played one of the best games i have seen a number 8 play in a Sharks jersey since G.T in his heyday.His handling in the wettest game in years ,his defence and his off loads were magnificent.His brother also hit 7 from 7 in a deluge .When they were both subbed the team went backwards.Rest my case there,

  • Comment 53, posted at 22.09.18 22:23:43 by The hound Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 51) : Ja but at least we can see the things that can work in first half. I agree we will need a full game to set us apart. That seconds half slippage is easy enough to address, I don’t think it’s fitness though, just some mental conditioning or fine-tuning.

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.09.18 08:54:21 by coolfusion Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 53) : Simply stunning and that against the Lions

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.09.18 09:54:28 by benji Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 54) : Our substitutions disrupted the team. We need to figure out to have the substitutions raise or at least continue the momentum.

    I also expected a lot more from the front row of Coenie, Akker and Thomas towards the end.

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.09.18 11:07:42 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 56) : The subs too can’t be underconditioned. They’ve been training with boks and from what I hear Coenie has also been working hard. I am very glad that our starting guys who we actually consider reserves has performed so we’ll.

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.09.18 12:02:35 by coolfusion Reply

  • Also glad to hear Dan seems to be on an upturn. He will be key if he keeps it up.

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.09.18 12:05:09 by coolfusion Reply

  • @benji (Comment 55) : Against the team who lost 65 34 against the stormers? Not discounting our efforts but we need perspective. All things considered though even the pundits gave it to the lions we did well to drive the point home that we are still to be reconned with. And I’ll be first to admit a lot of that had to do with the du Preez boys really showing up in force yesterday.

  • Comment 59, posted at 23.09.18 12:26:57 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 59) : Pundits here have been telling us since round 1 that it’s a done deal – WP vs Lions final.

  • Comment 60, posted at 23.09.18 15:03:08 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 60) : Are you referring to wp24 or lions365.

  • Comment 61, posted at 24.09.18 10:02:24 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 61) : LOL, Nope, Sharksworld 101 over the last 4 weeks.

  • Comment 62, posted at 24.09.18 10:08:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 62) : You will find a lot of that after that awful game against the Cheetahs second team. I will admit I believed the same.

  • Comment 63, posted at 24.09.18 12:39:37 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Great result as every win is important in this CC and consistency from a Sharks perspective is what we are looking for after an up and down Super Rugby. Great game from Dan DuPreez, probably one of the best ive seen him play. And just shows you how ineffective a fancy stepping 8 like Dayimani is when you have a physical no.8 playing well. Also wonderful to see Coenie back out there and see him clearly enjoying himself even in the crap weather.

  • Comment 64, posted at 25.09.18 09:46:16 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 64) : Dan also did display some good awareness of players in better positions around him. Not just a bash it up and drag 3 defenders along to create the next ruck type of performance. He did well to keep the ball alive when it needed to be.

  • Comment 65, posted at 25.09.18 15:53:04 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 65) : Agreed. It was his best physical and mental performance in a long while. Made good decisions and didnt give away any silly penalties that i can remember. Seems to be combining well with Shreuder

  • Comment 66, posted at 26.09.18 09:23:36 by SheldonK Reply


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