Sean Everitt to coach the Currie Cup team

Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Sharks on 28 Jun 2019 at 10:24

Sean Everit will coach the Sharks Currie Cup team with Nick Easter and David Williams as assistant coaches. The Sharks’ Currie Cup campaign kicks off on the 12th July when the Sharks will host Griquas.

No word yet on Rob du Preez’s future at the Sharks


  • I don’t know what to make of it. One positive is that apparently he’s a better man manager. Happy players. As f Mr Taciturn, suppose we’ll find out. Griquas as a first game is tough.

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.06.19 13:13:32 by SeanJeff Reply
  • Nice one, positive step, who is David Williams though?

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.06.19 23:58:47 by revolverocelot Reply

  • Where has Everit been?

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.06.19 07:55:22 by Hulk Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 2) : He is the current attack coach – appointed at the start of the season

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.06.19 08:04:50 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Hulk (Comment 3) : Coached the unbeaten under 19s to the title last year.

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.06.19 11:33:36 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 4) : so he was the attack coach to the senior team in SR?

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.06.19 12:35:56 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 6) : Yes

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.06.19 16:53:11 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Speculation is that JP will be rejoining us

    My first response was “I love the dude but, do we need him” same as my response to speculation that Paul Jordan may want to return to us.

    But I was thinking JP as a wing or outside centre, but JP the fullback could be useful, start Bosch at 10 and JP at 15, and do a more considered job or developing Fassi at fullback an wing, no need to rush Fassi, would still need to recruit a back up FH. Unless we got with ryno Smith as our back up which could work, he has played well when called upon.

    Super fan of Paul Jordan, but with Andre, am, louw and ward at centre, van wyk, Nkosi, mampimpi, mvovo, zas at wing I don’t think we have room for him.


  • Comment 8, posted at 30.06.19 20:42:28 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 8) : Paul Jordaan was very successful as a fh in u19 and u21

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.07.19 06:42:47 by jdolivier Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 8) : Problem with Paul is that he is very injury prone – Sharks may not get a lot of playing time out of him

    I read that the eventual plan for JPP is to start assisting with junior coaching

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.07.19 08:30:16 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @jdolivier (Comment 9) : Food for thought

    @Bokhoring (Comment 10) : True on the Jordaan point

    JP’s Instagram is mostly him raving about the great weather in durban lol, so coach it could be

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.07.19 11:17:49 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 6) : Yep with Ricardo Laubscher who is sometimes punted as the backline coach as well. The other teams that Williams coached at all looked pretty good on attack and it was hoped that we would see that replicated at the Sharks but we did not see that in Super Rugby, our attack was for the most part toothless, disorganised and easy to defend against. Now with Ricardo gone its going to be interesting to see if anything changes and if the one stymied the other.Im still hoping for good things to come from Williams.

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.07.19 11:26:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 8) : Yes it seems like JP is a done deal and that Ruan Pienaar will probably go to the Cheetahs. I would not have minded Pienaar back at the Sharks but we seem well stacked at 9 but Pienaar offers a lot more than just a 9 and he can mentor our kickers as well.

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.07.19 11:32:08 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 12) : An attack coach does not just look after backs – meant to coordinate attack from forwards & backs

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.07.19 11:34:49 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 14) : Yeah thats right – I also did not say otherwise either, just that sometimes Ricardo was refered to as a backline coach and at other times an attack coach.

    Who do you think will be responsible for the backline in the CC, Everit or Williams?

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.07.19 13:25:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 15) : I honestly do not know how an attack coach, a backline coach and a skill coach divide their duties – we had all three in Super Rugby. Must be a lot of overlap between the backline coach and the other two

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.07.19 13:38:29 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 16) : Basically they split who gets coffee each day…other than that judging by the Sharks attacking and skills they don’t seem to do much.

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.07.19 15:23:41 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 16) : It sort of makes sense to me that the backline coach would tend to be the attack coach but that also does not really have to be true. Maybe a true visionary that can integrate backline and forwards play into a fluid excercise is what an attack coach is but I presume most importantly is that the scrum and backline coaches and players actually buy into this vision to execute it properly.

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.07.19 16:02:21 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 18) : Personally I believe the Head Coach should set the attacking structure of the team based on his vision of how he sees the team combining to score points. Same with the defensive pattern. So you have a forwards and backs coach to coach the individual skills and then the Head coach to bring it all together. Consultants can then be brought in to help with the kicking, scrumming etc When needed It just seems that there are so many coaches these days at the Sharks but nothing is actually getting done and improving.

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.07.19 16:13:31 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 17) : With that kind of insight, I gather you must be an administrator or similar person employed in the corridors of Kings Park…? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.07.19 16:17:46 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 19) : It does make sense to have someone teach handling / passing skills to forwards – especially as they are so often used in the attack nowadays. Do you envisage the forward coach to take care of that?

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.07.19 16:21:54 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 21) : Yes I do think the forwards coach should do that. If not what does he do if there is a separate skills coach, scrum coach, defense coach etc…The forwards coach must upskill the forwards…I know that sounds simplistic but otherwise they just shifting the responsibility and accountability.

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.07.19 16:31:41 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Culling Song (Comment 20) : I wouldn’t mind getting in on that coffee rotation 😎

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.07.19 16:32:08 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 22) : They traditionally focus on the forward specific skills, i.e. set pieces

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.07.19 16:34:25 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Crusaders have a head coach, assistant coach (attack and strategy), forwards and backs coach. That is it – apart from the other supporting staff.

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.07.19 16:42:17 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 25) : I would also imagine Scott Robertson is pretty hands on when it comes to the overall team training/strategy. Maybe im too simplistic but in my view the more coaches the more mixed messages the players get and the less co-ordinated they look come match day…which pretty much sums up a lot of the Sharks performances

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.07.19 07:56:18 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 26) : I reckon as long as everyone in the team (even the props) is skilled up to be able to take part in a multi-phase team wide attack, and as long as the entire team practices some attack drills together it does not matter who runs these sessions. As long as the people running the sessions have a vision (that will produce results) of where they want the team to be plus the coaching skills to train players to get there.

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.07.19 08:41:53 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 19) : I thought the head coach was there to act as a lightening conductor / praise receiver. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.07.19 09:05:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 28) : Also true…and he gets first crack at the buffet :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.07.19 11:23:18 by SheldonK Reply

  • If our first game is 12th July in Durban against Griquas

    Have the players assembled for CC training? doesn’t look like it if you follow some of their Instagrams

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.07.19 11:30:38 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 30) : never mind, just checked the Sharks official social media, guys are back preparing to defend this CC

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.07.19 11:48:00 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 30) : Griquas coming off winning the Supersport Rugby Challenge will definitely be eyeing the win against a thrown together Sharks team

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.07.19 11:53:55 by SheldonK Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 30) : Sean was / is coach for the U/21s currently playing in the SA U/21 Championship. I can’t find any press releases about who replaced him.

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.07.19 11:54:09 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Anyone catch the KZN vs Grey College Craven Week game….seems its another weak year for KZN schoolboys at that level. Least there seems to be some promise at lower levels.

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.07.19 12:23:24 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 33) : I was wondering who replaced would be coaching the u19 and u21 team since we had a lot of departures in the coaching staff and Sean got promoted to CC coach

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.07.19 12:28:02 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 34) : I managed to watch the first half on a bad stream and thought the KZN youngsters were holding their own and were never out of the game. Good lineouts dominant scrum but a bit soft on defence and communications breakdown at stages, a lot of which could be due to the number of different schools being represented and presumeably the short time spent together. I was surprised at the final score.
    The officailas also missed a lot from both sides.

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.07.19 12:42:03 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 34) : Whats up with Sharks junior rugby, since when have they been so dominant especially at under 13. It was a big event beating the WP under 13s – I dont think anyone saw that one coming.

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.07.19 12:44:41 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 36) : Must agree that the KZN side did look like 15 individuals quickly put together, especially in the 2nd half when Free State just clicked. Officials at that level do miss a lot both ways. But guess they have to learn somewhere like the players.
    @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 37) : KZN u13s aren’t normally strong and used to paying barefoot so pleasing results there indeed….just depends where they disappear to high school

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.07.19 13:32:47 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 38) : Why do you say they aren’t used to playing barefoot? AFAIK, all primary school sides play that way. Boots are usually only introduced from u14

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.07.19 15:35:33 by Karl Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 39) : I think they are changing in KZN but not sure if all schools have changed. They used to play in boots until quite recently.

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.07.19 15:40:25 by SheldonK Reply

  • From U10 they are allowed to play in boots. No metal studs and both teams must have boots otherwise barefoot.

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.07.19 16:56:38 by sudhir Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 40) : Oh okay, didn’t realise… That must be a Durban thing though, because none of the Zululand schools have caught on yet

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.07.19 17:34:26 by Karl Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 39) : Things must have changed we were playing in boots from the get go from Standard 2

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.07.19 17:52:52 by durbsguy Reply

  • @durbsguy (Comment 43) : Wow. Funny how different it can be just 150km down the road… I’ve honestly never heard of primary school kids playing with boots

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.07.19 19:15:27 by Karl Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 44) : Yeh its weird how its different across the country, think it is changing in KZN as I know u13 club rugby is barefoot.

  • Comment 45, posted at 03.07.19 08:10:40 by SheldonK Reply

  • Poor lions are losing half their team to NH clubs. SARU better wake up soon, or rugby in this country is going to suffer

  • Comment 46, posted at 03.07.19 15:27:55 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 46) : That is why I reckon SA rugby cannot justify 6 franchises – need to cut to maximum of 3 / 4

  • Comment 47, posted at 03.07.19 15:35:57 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 47) : NZ has centralized contracts and player rotation in superrugby, their pride in the country and jersey keeps them there. We allow foreign based players to be Springboks, so players leave. NZ allows a player max 2 seasons offshore in their contracting to earn a bit of pension. If SARU contracts players more wisely and with better treatment, instead of paying their administrators millions, we could be in the same position.

  • Comment 48, posted at 03.07.19 15:44:48 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 48) : Centralized contracts for players and coaches for 3 decent franchises

  • Comment 49, posted at 03.07.19 15:47:02 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 47) : Agreed. It will be a tough call to make, but if they want the business to keep going, they have to let so. E go!

  • Comment 50, posted at 03.07.19 16:09:16 by Karl Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 48) : Why SARU doesn’t steal ideas from elsewhere is beyond me! Surely they could strike a deal with SARS regarding a possible cashback like in Ireland? Then steal central contracting from NZ. Franchise ownership like in France. There must be a better way than the what’s happening at the moment

  • Comment 51, posted at 03.07.19 16:11:50 by Karl Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 51) : SARU can learn a lot from the Irish – they are currently able to challenge the All Blacks due to smart restructuring of their domestic rugby years ago, openness to foreign coaches while developing their own (e.g. O’Gara fine-tuning his trade at the Crusaders)

  • Comment 52, posted at 03.07.19 16:34:58 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 13) : @revolverocelot (Comment 8) : Pienaar would have been a great mentor for our young 9’s and a good backup 10.

    JP makes sense if he is on a moderate contract because we will miss our two starting wings during the WC.

    looking at a possible Currie Cup 22/23(whats happening with this rule?)

    1) Schoeman/Majola
    2)Kerron/ Burden
    3)Meyer/ Mchunu
    4)Van Heerden/ Kogelenberg/Van Der Mescht
    5)Andrews/ (Van Heerden could play 5)
    8) Terra Mthembu?
    9) Wright/Williams
    14) JP

    Not sure what the injury news on the Du Preez twins are or when they go to sale but they back for Super Rugby.

    We seem to be very short at loose forward.

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.07.19 08:08:06 by Byron Wright Reply

  • @Byron Wright (Comment 53) : Will be interesting to see who captain is, assume it will be Schreuder if he is still around? That’s a young tight 5, hopefully can get the job done against a tough Griquas pack next week.

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.07.19 10:24:46 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Byron Wright (Comment 53) : Is JPP actually training with the Sharks already? Zas would also be an option in the back three

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.07.19 10:59:21 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 55) : No idea but Zas is a great option forgot about him.
    @SheldonK (Comment 54) : We lacking a bit of experience I don’t expect big things this currie cup but some good performances and one or two additions will set us up nicely for 2020.

  • Comment 56, posted at 04.07.19 14:44:19 by Byron Wright Reply

  • @Byron Wright (Comment 56) : To be honest im more interested with how we go about playing than the end result, where I don’t expect much. Id like to see some dummy runners and clever lines on attack with good passes. On defence id like to see us cover the pillar/post of the ruck and then come up as a line consistently. And then lastly id like to see us hold our own scrum time as that is a concern going into super rugby next year.

  • Comment 57, posted at 04.07.19 15:43:15 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 57) : I would also like to see better ball presentation at rucks, players running onto the ball more often than not and the average time from the moment the ball carrier is tackled to the first receiver getting the ball again cut by at least a third.

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.07.19 16:05:25 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 58) : Those are pretty much all linked…if players run onto the ball odds are they will dominate the contact thus allowing cleaners to be more effective as they running into a ruck as opposed to retreating then trying to clean….as a result there will be cleaner/quicker ball for the 9 to work with. We then need a 10 playing flatter with runners off him to repeat the process. Drives me insane how its always 1 pass then into contact… 😈

  • Comment 59, posted at 04.07.19 16:23:43 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 59) : I suspect the players are worried they will drop the ball when running onto it.

  • Comment 60, posted at 04.07.19 16:29:15 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 49) : NZ is so much smaller than RSA and yet they managed to have 5 competitive teams(blues were so close so many games) we have more players, just by laws of averages we should be miles better

  • Comment 61, posted at 04.07.19 16:36:00 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 61) : Quality vs quantity

  • Comment 62, posted at 04.07.19 16:39:33 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 62) : And then we have not even considered the lack of quality coaching (head + specialist) in SA.

  • Comment 63, posted at 04.07.19 16:42:37 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Byron Wright (Comment 53) : We should use the CC to blood youngsters who will feature in next year’s SR, guys like Dylan Richardson and Mbatha rotating at hooker with Kerron and Mchunu and Jacobs (if fit) at TH especially if the sharks are not signing any replacements for Coenie Akker and Co. Also loose forward stocks are depleted. So apart from Pepsi others like Evan Roos and Gumede should also be given a run. Sharks need to decide whether Richardsons future is at flank or hooker. Fly half back up is still an issue. But there are quiet a few youngsters waiting in the wings like Muller Du Plessis, Reynard Jonker, Jaden Hendrickse and Sanele Nohamba, and wings Thakir Abrahams and Caleb Dingaan. Hopefully these boys get a chance and are able to step up. Either way future looks bright.

  • Comment 64, posted at 04.07.19 16:54:29 by sudhir Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 63) : Rome wasn’t built in a day. If they start now, we might see the improvement come 2022/23 it took the Irish 5 years to get where they are now

  • Comment 65, posted at 04.07.19 17:00:22 by jdolivier Reply

  • The old saying of ”doing the same thing and expecting a different result” I think definitely applies to the Sharks. I think they need to seriously rethink the team selection/setup in regards to how they intend to win both games and fans (lets be honest here Sharks fans are disappearing fast with the rugby currently played). So with that in mind id go a little out the box in terms of their selections for CC:
    1. Schoeman 2. Van Vuuren 3. Meyer 4. Van Heerden 5. Andrews 6. Richardson 7. Paul 8. Buthelezi 9. Schreuder 10.Bosch 11. Mvovo 12. Ward 13. Pieterson 14. Zas 15. Fassi.
    Bench: Majola, Burden, Mchunu, Van Der Mescht, Stringer, Wright, Smith, (Du Plessis -if 23 players)
    That gives a nice blend of youth and experience. Lots of pace and good ball players in that backline

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.07.19 08:23:52 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 66) : Not a bad team all things considered. I just hope that team can scrum better than we did last year during the CC. I haven’t seen JP play for a while, what’s his form like? And did Louw leave us, or did he just not make your match 22?

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.07.19 09:55:20 by HeinF Reply

  • @HeinF (Comment 67) : In terms of Louw- I really used to like him as a player but of late he seems a frustrated player and his penalty and card count has gone way up. In terms of JPP he has lost a bit of pace but runs hard lines and doesn’t shy away from defensive contact. That’s why I teamed him up with Ward as if they both running good lines off Bosch it could be quite destructive.

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.07.19 10:24:34 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 68) : Maybe his frustration comes from lack of game time? If he can discover some form, I’ll play him with Ward and move JP to wing and have mvovo on the bench maybe? Louw distributed the ball well last year, with a few good breaks every now and again, but yes, he has to work on his penalty count and those silly yellow cards he can get. We do have a very nice mix of youth and experience in the backline. I really hope we see a bit more of Rhyno Smith during the CC, but it will probably be more from the bench or during rotation, as I can’t see him playing before Bosch or Fassi

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.07.19 10:33:21 by HeinF Reply

  • @Byron Wright (Comment 53) : I agree on the Pienaar count but he was keen to head back to Bloem be around family etc, can’t blame him, he’s made enough money to live a peaceful life and enjoy retirement (wish I could say that lol)

    On the JP count, I’m glad we have him back, but I agree that if he or any veteran comes back they can’t be on a big salary, at this stage of his career and his reduction on ability, same goes for Paul Jordan, who is younger though. I’m glad to have heard reports that he is actually the case and that we are not being silly with our finances like Western Prooooooooooblems. it seems to me that JP is just stoked to be back in sunny Durban lol, Follow him on Instagram lol

    I see that JP is training with the squad and looks in good shape, my understanding is that his there to also be accessed and do a fitness test

    @SheldonK (Comment 66) : What I disagree with is that I see a lot of you guys have JPP as a wing in our proposed CC/SR team

    FB we will derive the most value from him at this stage of his career IMHO and we have tons of wing and outside centre options

    Look at a guy like Kobus Van Wyk, his really really good and barely player for us over the past 12 months due to not getting selected and injuries, if he wants to stick around I would ask him if he was keen on a stink in japan and thereafter he can return to us, that way he can play and get a financial boost and we can save on his salary

    Is Kobus sticking around?

    We gotta be clever with the pocketbook

    can’t believe we have a beast like Muller Dup coming through our system

    So many talented youngsters coming through all over the pitch

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.07.19 11:16:28 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 70) : My reason for keeping JPP from 15 is id like to see guys like Fassi and Muller DuPlessis feature and grow in that position as JPP is at most only here for a year. In regards to Kobus Van Wyk…really not sure what to make as yes he can be good but is often injured or left out so anyone’s guess if he is actually around and available. I would like to see how our u20 guys would fare so would like to see some feature off the bench…guys like Jaden Hendrikse, Celimpilo Gumede, Caleb Dingaan, Thaakir Abrahams and Muller DuPlessis

  • Comment 71, posted at 05.07.19 11:31:44 by SheldonK Reply

  • GO JAGUARS!!!!

  • Comment 72, posted at 05.07.19 17:47:23 by coolfusion Reply

  • Yep, go Jaguars . If
    they are on song today they just could
    do it.

  • Comment 73, posted at 06.07.19 09:44:23 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Game like a test match.

  • Comment 74, posted at 06.07.19 10:16:18 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Crusaders can play the game at incredible speed when they suddenly click

  • Comment 75, posted at 06.07.19 10:23:02 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Jaguars had their chances, on another day they may just have had 2 tries to their credit. They gave the Crusaders a great go

  • Comment 76, posted at 07.07.19 09:13:51 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I see the Sharks u21s pulled off a good win against WP. 36 – 22.

  • Comment 77, posted at 07.07.19 09:15:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 76) : Diaz Bonila did not have his best game – too many poor kicks. However the Jaguares and the Pumas will benefit immensely from this game – a lot of youngsters exposed to finals rugby

  • Comment 78, posted at 07.07.19 09:49:42 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 77) : Junior rugby at the Sharks in a very healthy state.

    Who coached the U/21s for this match as Everett must surely be busy preparing for the CC match this coming Friday?

  • Comment 79, posted at 07.07.19 09:53:47 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 66) : first, i have to admit that i wasn’t able to watch the last 3 or 4 games that we played in SR, but I’m curious why you’d still keep Stringer stuck on the bench? All the loose forwards that were regular starters are gone, which would pave the way for him to play….??

  • Comment 80, posted at 07.07.19 17:34:36 by Rienke36 Reply

  • I see now that the Sharks have purchased Madosh Tambwe from the Lions and Andisa Ntsila from the Kings. I must say, I like Ntsila from the bit I’ve seen of him…

  • Comment 81, posted at 07.07.19 18:33:24 by Karl Reply

  • @Rienke36 (Comment 80) : I liked Stringer when he was at WP, but since coming to the Sharks he hasn’t fully convinced but I do still think he is useful so include him in the match day side. Perhaps if he gets a few starts he may click. I do also want to see which juniors can step up because if they cant then no use keeping them around based on new contracting model.

  • Comment 82, posted at 08.07.19 08:25:12 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 81) : Interesting…can see them possibly playing CC but cant see them getting near the Super rugby side.

  • Comment 83, posted at 08.07.19 08:25:56 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 81) : He is a very under rated player and we short at 8

  • Comment 84, posted at 08.07.19 09:01:31 by Byron Wright Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 83) : looks like the twins may be going full time in which case we very short at loose forward.

  • Comment 85, posted at 08.07.19 09:02:11 by Byron Wright Reply

  • @Byron Wright (Comment 85) : If they are then yes definitely

  • Comment 86, posted at 08.07.19 10:24:49 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 81) : I see we also looking at Ox Nche, Henco Venter (both Cheetahs) and James Venter from the Lions

  • Comment 87, posted at 08.07.19 10:42:47 by Choochi Reply

  • @Choochi (Comment 87) : James Venter was schooled in KZN. Ox Nche is maybe worthwhile having a look at

  • Comment 88, posted at 08.07.19 10:51:05 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 88) : Agreed. I’d be very happy to have Ox around. Saw James Venter play live a couple of times, and while I think he’s an absolute donkey in terms of the amount of work he puts in, I don’t feel like he makes as big an impact as he should with the amount of time he’s heavily involved. The other Venter though, I can’t say I know much about him…

  • Comment 89, posted at 08.07.19 12:10:17 by Karl Reply

  • I see the Sharks talking about playing expansive rugby and scoring tries in the CC…im sure ive heard that before… 🙄
    The again in the article Everitt says they not changing a lot just tweaks here and there…so guess it wont be expansive after all…

  • Comment 90, posted at 08.07.19 12:16:56 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 90) : Ugh

  • Comment 91, posted at 08.07.19 12:31:43 by Karl Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 90) : I think it will start off as expansive and as the season progresses become less so.

  • Comment 92, posted at 08.07.19 15:41:02 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 90) : @Karl (Comment 91) : @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 92) : I think you have to take any of these comments from Everitt at this point with a grain of salt. He is a “new” coach with his own game plan and ideas, I expect all his answers at this time will be very general and somewhat muted. He doesn’t want to give anything away at this point. I mean if he is going to radically change the way the Sharks play, he’s not going to announce that now. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 93, posted at 08.07.19 15:46:01 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 92) : If they try play inaccurate expansive rugby against Griquas I know how long that strategy will last… 🙄
    Then again we don’t exactly have the beef to try outmuscle every team in order to win, we are actually a bit soft and lightweight in the forwards…

  • Comment 94, posted at 08.07.19 15:46:42 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 93) : Everitt has been running the u21s and with CC starting Friday and only a single round of matches he doesn’t have much time to change anything apart from the personnel he selects.

  • Comment 95, posted at 08.07.19 15:48:42 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 95) : Not saying he will change anything, just saying he is not going to tell everyone everything he is doing with the team. The expansive rugby comment is the most generic and quite honestly meaningless comment. We will see against Griquas, I’m hoping for good things from Everitt.

  • Comment 96, posted at 08.07.19 15:59:28 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 96) : Must admit im quite keen to see team selection for Fridays game

  • Comment 97, posted at 08.07.19 16:05:19 by SheldonK Reply

  • Sharks Currie Cup Squad :

    Bandisa Ndlovu, Aphelele Fassi, Coenie Oosthuizen, Boeta Chamberlain, Craig Burden, Cameron Wright, Cullen Collopy,
    Curwin Bosch, Dylan Richardson, Grant Williams, Fezo Mbatha, Ilunga Mukendi, Gideon Koegelenberg, Inny Radebe, Hyron Andrews, Jeremy Ward (captain), Jacques Vermeulen, JP Pietersen, JJ van der Mescht, Kobus van Wyk, John-Hubert Meyer, Leolin Zas, Juan Schoeman, Louis Schreuder, Kerron van Vuuren, Lwazi Mvovo, Khutha Mchunu, Marius Louw, Kwanda Dimaza, Muller du Plessis, Luke Stringer, Murray Koster, Michael Meyer, Rhyno Smith, Mzamo Majola, Sanele Nohamba, Phepsi Buthelezi, Ruben van Heerden, Tera Mtembu (captain)

  • Comment 98, posted at 08.07.19 17:01:53 by Choochi Reply

  • Tyler Paul and Andrew Evans not included due to long term injuries. LS also has a broken toe

  • Comment 99, posted at 08.07.19 17:05:08 by Choochi Reply

  • @Choochi (Comment 87) : @SheldonK (Comment 88) : which news outlets are reporting this?

    I see media 24 is reporting that the twins are requesting to leave the us and play for sale shark a year earlier than agreed

    Also a Shark 39 man currie cup team has been announced

  • Comment 100, posted at 08.07.19 17:14:22 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @Choochi (Comment 98) : that’s an impressive team

  • Comment 101, posted at 08.07.19 17:15:31 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @Choochi (Comment 98) : happy to see muller dup in the mix

  • Comment 102, posted at 08.07.19 17:17:16 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 81) : I see it’s IOL reporting that we have signed Madosh Tambwe, seems he was out of contract, and we snapped him up, not sure we need him, but in fairness he is really good.

    Ntsila is on a two week trail, his has been impressive at time for the kings, so let’s see how that pans out with the dup brother possibly not playing Sr for us next year.

  • Comment 103, posted at 08.07.19 17:26:14 by revolverocelot Reply

  • Ntsila and Ox would be good additions to the squad. But we still need to recruit a fetcher. Matera, Savea and Todd were immense in Sr as was Kwagga and Jaco Coetzee. Dylan Richardson can grow into that role but he is still very young and needs to be managed well so an established fetcher is needed in the interim.

  • Comment 104, posted at 08.07.19 18:03:37 by sudhir Reply

  • @Karl (Comment 89) : Henco Venter, robust player in the twins mould. Nephew of the late Ruben Kruger. Will be sad to lose him.

  • Comment 105, posted at 08.07.19 18:54:21 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 105) : Of course, he’s an ex-cheetah, must be good

  • Comment 106, posted at 08.07.19 20:28:06 by Karl Reply

  • @Choochi (Comment 87) : can’t find references to this speculation anywhere online pls post a link, not that I don’t believe you just that I’d like to read the article or reddit post myself.

    Looks like if we do let the twins leave early we are on a recruitment drive and if the twins leave early does that mean their dad will agree to step aside and let Everitt lead the way in SR 2020?

  • Comment 107, posted at 08.07.19 21:32:18 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 107) : Rapport had something about if twins don’t make the Bok squad they could ask for an early release to go to Sale. So basically, make the Bok Squad and play Super Rigby for us next year or don’t make the Bok squad and gain an early release from us. Either way no CC for the twins unless an early release is not granted and looking
    at the published squad that does not look like it will happen.

  • Comment 108, posted at 08.07.19 22:28:51 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • No Hendrikse? Bit surprised as he started ahead of Nohamba in the U20s and was excellent. Not gone I hope?

  • Comment 109, posted at 09.07.19 01:09:43 by JR Reply

  • @JR (Comment 109) : I think Hendrikse is the no1. choice 9 for u20s so think they have left him there.

  • Comment 110, posted at 09.07.19 07:38:58 by SheldonK Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 102) : Agreed.

  • Comment 111, posted at 09.07.19 07:40:26 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 110) : yep that’s accurate

  • Comment 112, posted at 09.07.19 10:16:40 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 107) :

  • Comment 113, posted at 09.07.19 11:28:07 by Choochi Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 107) : By the look of things, mostly speculation at present

  • Comment 114, posted at 09.07.19 11:30:19 by Choochi Reply

  • @Choochi (Comment 113) : @Choochi (Comment 114) : Thanks I had no idea SA rugby mag does these types of summary articles I will keep and eye out for them

    I hope we do get Venter if we lose JLDP and Dan, Venters brothers at the Bulls, also not getting much game time

  • Comment 115, posted at 09.07.19 15:58:04 by revolverocelot Reply


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