Team of the Week: Sharks attack

Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:05
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The Currie Cup continues to produce interesting results that keeps the competition wide open. We bring you our famous weekly selection!

The Currie Cup continues to produce interesting results that keeps the competition wide open.

The weekend's Round Two results are also reflected in our famous weekly selection, with the Sharks providing  nine members to our team - five in the starting XV and another four bubbling under.

The Lions, despite their loss to the Sharks, still had enough individuals who stood out - especially in the front row.

They have four players in our starting XV, followed by the Free State Cheetahs, Western Province (two each), Blue Bulls and Griquas (one each).

The Cheetahs and Sharks both have four players bubbling under, while the Lions provided three members of this selection, with WP and Griquas two each.

Only three players return from Week One - fullback Andries Coetzee (Golden Lions), centre Paul Jordaan (Sharks) and prop JC Janse van Rensburg (Golden Lions).

Team of the Week - Round Two:

15 - Andries Coetzee (Golden Lions):
There is a bright future for this young man, who performs well even in a losing cause.
Bubbling under: Louis Ludik (Sharks)

14 - Odwa Ndungane (Sharks):
There are still plenty miles in those 'old' legs.
Bubbling under: Riaan Smit (Free State Cheetahs)

13 - Paul Jordaan (Sharks):
The Sevens Springbok was simply in a different class.
Bubbling under: JP du Plessis (Western Province)

12 - Marcel Brache (Western Province):
He has shown promise in Varsity Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions, and now has the ideal opportunity to take his career to another level.
Bubbling under: Meyer Bosman (Sharks)

11 -  S'bura Sithole (Sharks):
Showed that he is ready to step from the 'promising' category into a 'Currie Cup star' for the men from Durban.
Bubbling under: Raymond Rhule (Free State Cheetahs)

10 - Riaan Viljoen (Sharks):
He may have finished playing mostly at fullback in the second half, but it is at flyhalf where he started and starred.
Bubbling under: Butch James (Golden Lions)

9 - Sarel Pretorius (Free State Cheetahs):
He may not have the best boot in the business, but as a running scrumhalf he has few peers.
Bubbling under: Charl McLeod (Sharks)

8 - CJ Stander (Blue Bulls):
The Bulls will only realise what they have lost once he has left for Ireland.
Bubbling under: Warren Whiteley (Golden Lions)

7 - Jean Deysel (Sharks):
Physically imposing. The muscle of the Sharks pack.
Bubbling under: Pieter Labuschagne (Free State Cheetahs)

6 - Wesley Wilkins (Griquas):
Another player who first cut his teeth in the Varsity Cup, leading the Maties to two consecutive competition triumphs, but has now firmly established himself at Griquas.
Bubbling under: Cobus Grobbelaar (Golden Lions)

5 - Franco van der Merwe (Golden Lions):
The old warhorse is still one of the cornerstones in the Lions pack.
Bubbling under: Martin Muller (Griquas)

4 - Andries Ferreira (Free State Cheetahs):
One that got away from the Bulls. The product of Affies (Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool) in Pretoria came back to haunt the Bulls.
Bubbling under: Rynhard Landman (Griquas)

3 - Jacobie Adriaanse (Golden Lions):
Those scrums were monstrous and he is emerging as a real gem for the Lions).
Bubbling under: Marcel van der Merwe (Free State Cheetahs)

2 - Siyabonga Ntubeni (Western Province):
It was the late Springbok call-up of Tiaan Liebenberg that gave him his opportunity and he made full use of it.
Bubbling under: Craig Burden (Sharks)

1 - JC Janse van Rensburg (Golden Lions):
He seems to have taken to the captaincy role very well and is incredibly strong in the set pieces.
Bubbling under: Steven Kitshoff (Western Province)

Our individual selections!

Paul Dobson XV: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13  Paul Jordaan, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 S'bura Sithole, 10 Butch James, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Wesley Wilkins, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

Michael de Vries XV: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Wesley Wilkins, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Leonard Kaplan XV: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Riaan Smit, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 S'bura Sithole, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Wesley Wilkins, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Jan de Koning XV: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 S'bura Sithole, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Wesley Wilkins, 5 Martin Muller, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Previous selections:

Team of the Week - Round One: 15 Andries Coetzee (Golden Lions), 14 Akona Ndungane (Blue Bulls), 13 Paul Jordaan (Sharks), 12 Waylon Murray (Golden Lions), 11 Raymond Rhule (Free State Cheetahs), 10 Butch James (Golden Lions), 9 Cobus Reinach (Sharks), 8 Derick Minnie (Golden Lions), 7 Arno Botha (Blue Bulls), 6 Cobus Grobbelaar (Golden Lions), 5 Martin Muller (Griquas), 4 Hendrik Roodt (Golden Lions), 3 Lourens Adriaanse (Griquas), 2 Willie Wepener (Blue Bulls), 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (Golden Lions).

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