The real Currie Cup kicks off

Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Currie Cup on 17 Jun 2021 at 13:16

I must be honest. All SA rugby during Covid times feels like one extended Currie Cup, but the real Currie Cup will start on Saturday. At least the Sharks will not only play against WP / Stormers, Lions and Bulls, but also against the Griquas, Pumas and Cheetahs.

The Sharks are taking a pretty strong team to Kimberley with Boeta Chaimberlain at flyhalf and Manie Libbok at fullback. Phepsi Buthelezi has been announced as the captain for the Currie Cup season.

1. Khwezi Mona
2. Fez Mbatha
3. Khutha Mchunu
4. Ruben van Heerden
5. Hyron Andrews
6. James Venter
7. Thebelani Bholi
8. Phepsi Buthelezi (c)
9. Jaden Hendrikse
10. Boeta Chamberlain
11. Anthony Volmink
12. Marius Louw
13. Jeremy Ward (v/c)
14. Werner Kok
15. Manie Libbok


16. Kerron van Vuuren
17. Mzamo Majola
18. Wiehahn Herbst
19. JJ van der Mescht
20. Reniel Hugo
21. Mpilo Gumede
22. Grant Williams
23. Marnus Potgieter


  • Don’t know much about Phepsi’s rhetorical skills, but from what I’ve seen, he leads by actions on the field. I’m really encouraged with James Venter being in the loose forwards. The bench looks pretty decent too. Might be a good old game. And then I remember that Rasta presides over the match. I just want to see guys who are motivated and play for each other and beleaguered Sharks fans everywhere.

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.06.21 15:15:14 by SeanJeff Reply
  • Great side! Come on Boeta, rip it up out there. Ward has been stepping up nicely too, would like to see him have a go more, and perhaps Koster at 12. Lost our back three to the Boks and we still manage to put out a good one!

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.06.21 00:10:49 by Here be dragons Reply

    Here be dragons
  • Is Notshe injured? Haven’t seen him selected in sometime

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.06.21 22:14:03 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 3) : Yep, knee ligament I think, won’t see him for the rest of the year.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.06.21 23:39:56 by Here be dragons Reply

    Here be dragons
  • Not impressed on how rasta is handling the match, doesn’t seem to be aware of what is going on, both sides

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.06.21 13:48:18 by jdolivier Reply

  • Wow phepsi is certainly one of the top 8th men in the country. Sharks score 10-6 22min

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.06.21 13:53:50 by jdolivier Reply

  • After a shaky start, the sharks are dominant in the scrums

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.06.21 13:58:17 by jdolivier Reply

  • Griquas are herculean in their defense

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.06.21 14:04:36 by jdolivier Reply

  • True, but they were offsides a lot during that last bit of play

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.06.21 14:07:57 by Pablo Dinero Reply

    Pablo Dinero
  • Griquas forwards are making life difficult for hendrikse, illegally

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.06.21 14:08:05 by jdolivier Reply

  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 9) : if you play the sharks, there is no offside line

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.06.21 14:09:18 by jdolivier Reply

  • Griquas score

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.06.21 14:10:02 by jdolivier Reply

  • Does seem like truck and trailer but hey, why would rasta even care

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.06.21 14:10:48 by jdolivier Reply

  • Tmo saves us

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.06.21 14:12:11 by jdolivier Reply

  • Score reversed stil 10-6

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.06.21 14:13:03 by jdolivier Reply

  • Not pretty. Sharks had a good spell but butchered several golden opportunities. Let’s hope they finish off better in the second half

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.06.21 14:20:11 by Pablo Dinero Reply

    Pablo Dinero
  • Griquas are playing Hendrikse a hell of a lot. A lot of offsides going on around the mauls

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.06.21 14:33:06 by Pablo Dinero Reply

    Pablo Dinero
  • James, phepsi and kok are keeping us in this with an immense effort

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.06.21 14:34:47 by jdolivier Reply

  • Kok and ward combine to score an amazing try, 20-6 sharks lead after 49min

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.06.21 14:38:31 by jdolivier Reply

  • Great turnover on our 22, 5 crazy passes later and andrews scores.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.06.21 14:40:32 by jdolivier Reply

  • Great pass from Jaden to tall man Hyron Andrews

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.06.21 14:41:24 by Bokhoring Reply
  • 25-6 52nd minute

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.06.21 14:41:27 by jdolivier Reply

  • The pass by Hendrikse was filthy. Tell me he shouldn’t be a bok

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.06.21 14:41:56 by Pablo Dinero Reply

    Pablo Dinero
  • Pity we give one away immediately

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.06.21 14:42:58 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Great grabber from griquas and keyter scores in the corner

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.06.21 14:43:00 by jdolivier Reply

  • *grubber

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.06.21 14:43:23 by jdolivier Reply

  • 25-11 55th minute

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.06.21 14:45:48 by jdolivier Reply

  • Libbok with his first real mistake in a sharks jersey missed the initial tackle on keyter

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.06.21 14:46:38 by jdolivier Reply

  • So nice having libbok and boeta on the field, everything seems to be a half step quicker

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.06.21 14:47:34 by jdolivier Reply

  • Chamberlain missed a penalty

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.06.21 14:48:08 by jdolivier Reply

  • So rasta tells a griquas player he missed the steal and all of a sudden turn over good. The quality of referees in rsa is shocking

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.06.21 14:49:36 by jdolivier Reply

  • Bad discipline luckily doesn’t cost us as a crucial turn over takes us to the 10m

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.06.21 14:52:43 by jdolivier Reply

  • Yellow card against us for playing the line out jumper in the air

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.06.21 14:53:59 by jdolivier Reply

  • Gumede just came on and off for 10min

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.06.21 14:54:48 by jdolivier Reply

  • Yellow for griquas collapsing a rapidly advancing maul

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.06.21 14:57:57 by jdolivier Reply

  • Exceptional defense by griquas deny us a maul try

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.06.21 14:58:58 by jdolivier Reply

  • WTF! Were they trying to drive over the dead ball line?! He was 7m over the line and didn’t put the ball down

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.06.21 14:59:37 by Pablo Dinero Reply

    Pablo Dinero
  • Sharks butchered their bonus point and allow a 60m penalty kick to put themselves back under pressure

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.06.21 15:01:35 by Pablo Dinero Reply

    Pablo Dinero
  • JJ sacks a maul and gives us a get out of jail free card

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.06.21 15:03:38 by jdolivier Reply

  • 7 man sharks scrum anihalates 7 man griquas

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.06.21 15:05:04 by jdolivier Reply

  • Ward also having a great game, Mara louw just never stops running at full speed, much improved performance by the sharks, execution just lacking

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.06.21 15:06:34 by jdolivier Reply

  • Griquas score length of the field try off of a definite high shoulder charge

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.06.21 15:09:13 by jdolivier Reply

  • 25-16 4 minutes to play

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.06.21 15:09:55 by jdolivier Reply

  • Yeah about the shoulder charge. I thought the ref was referring it but then nothing….

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.06.21 15:11:03 by Pablo Dinero Reply

    Pablo Dinero
  • Bonus point try for van vuuren, our maul has been devastating the 2nd half

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.06.21 15:13:11 by jdolivier Reply

  • 30-16 last kick off left

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.06.21 15:14:20 by jdolivier Reply

  • Rasta fucks up the final call, so kok knees the ball and it is a knock on.

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.06.21 15:15:27 by jdolivier Reply

  • 30-16 final score. Griquas were game throughout, sharks improved definitely. Refereeing definitely going backwards

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.06.21 15:16:10 by jdolivier Reply

  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 44) : ridiculous how that was just left

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.06.21 15:16:46 by jdolivier Reply

  • Well the sharks got everything out of that game they would have wanted. I’ve seen good teams lose early in the CC in Kimberley. Good result

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.06.21 15:17:53 by Pablo Dinero Reply

    Pablo Dinero
  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 50) : usually our stumbling block, nice to get a bonus point win

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.06.21 15:19:03 by jdolivier Reply

  • Scrappy, but a BP win away where we’ve struggled before. I’d take it before kickoff for sure.

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.06.21 15:35:50 by Here be dragons Reply

    Here be dragons
  • @Here be dragons (Comment 52) : the forwards pitched up in a big way, and phepsi seems to inspire the guys, he does lead by example. This team can only get better if the coaches can keep them focused

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.06.21 16:19:03 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 53) : AND PICK ON FORM!!! 😀

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.06.21 17:39:27 by Here be dragons Reply

    Here be dragons
  • @Here be dragons (Comment 54) : should be a no brainer, alas it seems not

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.06.21 19:41:48 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 34) : it’s a joke that it was a penalty let alone a yellow. The griqas lifter was holding the lock at the knees. They have zero chance of landing safely

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.06.21 22:28:59 by byron Reply

  • Didn’t realize we let Evan Roos go.

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.06.21 00:21:35 by Here be dragons Reply

    Here be dragons
  • @jdolivier (Comment 47) : You have to blame the touch judge for that, Rasta was ready to give a penalty to the Sharks and the TJ told Rasta that he saw the knock on first.

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.06.21 17:44:16 by Dancing Bear Reply
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    Dancing Bear
  • Honestly I thought Rasta had overall a decent match. Our breakdown work has come upon leaps and bounds since SR: unlocked and CC 2020.

  • Comment 59, posted at 21.06.21 01:45:20 by Here be dragons Reply

    Here be dragons
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 58) : fair comment

  • Comment 60, posted at 21.06.21 07:19:24 by jdolivier Reply


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