Time to face the Bulls again!

Written by Jan Dyman (JD)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Sharks on 11 Dec 2020 at 10:48

On Saturday at 19h00 the Cell C Sharks will host the Vodacom Bulls at Jonsson Kings Park. Update kickoff time has changed to 14b00.

For the Sharks Lukhanyo Am returns to captain the team as stand in captain Jeremy Ward shifts to the bench. Sbu Nkosi also makes a welcome return to the starting team and will for sure add some firepower to the backline.

Up front Daniel Jooste takes over from Kerron van Vuuren switch whilst Henco Venter and Sikhumbuzo Notshe are both back in the starting team replacing JJ van der Mescht and Thembelani Bholi who both shift to the bench.

Talking of the bench there’s a 6-2 split with Mzamo Majola, Michael Kumbirai and Phepsi Buthelezi all returning to the bench. Jaden Hendrikse is on the bench as one of the two backs and will make his debut if he comes off the bench.

For me the key to the match will be up front and if the forwards do not step up it could be a long day at the office for the Sharks.

Cell C Sharks

15. Manie Libbok,

14. Sbu Nkosi,

13. Lukhanyo Am (c),

12. Marius Louw,

11. Yaw Penxe,

10. Curwin Bosch,

9. Sanele Nohamba,

8. Sikhumbuzo Notshe,

7. Henco Venter,

6. Dylan Richardson,

5. Hyron Andrews,

4. Ruben van Heerden,

3. Thomas du Toit,

2. Daniel Jooste,

1. Ox Nche


16. Kerron van Vuuren,

17. Mzamo Majola,

18. Michael Kumbirai,

19. JJ van der Mescht,

20. Thembelani Bholi,

21. Phepsi Buthelezi,

22. Jaden Hendrikse,

23. Jeremy Ward.



  • I like the look of the loose forwards, and with Phepsi and Boli on the bench, its all good. The reserve front-row (except for Van Vuuren) gives me pause. Marius van der Westhuizen as a referee is a worry for the Sharks. He is terrible. Am going straight into the 15 instead of the bench sounds barmy, but Everitt knows more than I do. Libbok at 15 is a liability.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.12.20 15:13:35 by SeanJeff Reply
  • And what has Cameron Wright done so wrong that he is dropped from the bench?

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.12.20 15:15:26 by SeanJeff Reply
  • Poor Wright always gets dropped!

    Nice to see Am, but feels harsh on Ward who had an excellent outing last time. Libbok at 15 never fills me with confidence, really need Fassi back.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.12.20 16:49:49 by Here be dragons Reply

    Here be dragons
  • Man, I’d love to have Israel Folau at FB!

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.12.20 13:26:52 by Karl Reply

  • Well I totally missed this one… nice to see the final score, icing on top is Steyn missing after full time 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.12.20 16:36:26 by Here be dragons Reply

    Here be dragons
  • I really enjoyed that game. We were mostly really good bar the time between 50 and 70 minutes-ish. But wonderful to see us come back from 9 points down to take it in the last 10 minutes. And I shouldn’t get quite so much pleasure (read “have so much Schadenfreude”) from Steyn’s miss after the hooter…but I really do! Great result, team!

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.12.20 16:49:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 6) : you’re only human so enjoy it!!! Every team needs a bot of luck here and ther!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.12.20 08:29:08 by JD Reply
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  • Test

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.12.20 20:27:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : 1-2-3

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.12.20 08:27:40 by JD Reply
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