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KZN ANC has faith in Sharks

2012-10-25 17:59

Durban - The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal was confident on Thursday that the Sharks would once again do the province proud by winning the coveted Currie Cup rugby trophy.

African National Congress provincial spokesperson Sihle Zikalala said history had shown that the Sharks had the upper hand over Western Province in Durban.

"We congratulate the Sharks for having reached the final and we are confident that our hard-working local boys will once again do our province proud," he said.

The Sharks will host the Western Province in this year's Currie Cup final after victories over the Blue Bulls and the defending champions the Golden Lions in last Saturday's semi-finals.

The final will be played at the Kings Park Stadium on Saturday, with the kick-off scheduled for 17:00.

Zikalala said the ANC was proud of the union's achievements and the role it had played in uniting the people of the province.

"We call on all [the] people of KwaZulu-Natal to be fully behind the Sharks, a team that oozes with lots of talent," he said.

"We look forward to the entertaining and dazzling game on Saturday and wish the Sharks the very best of luck."

Teams:

Sharks:

15. Louis Ludik 14. JP Pietersen 13. Paul Jordaan12. Tim Whitehead 11. Lwazi Mvovo 10. Patrick Lambie 9. Cobus Reinach 8. Keegan Daniel (captain) 7. Willem Alberts 6. Marcell Coetzee 5. Anton Bresler 4. Steven Sykes 3. Jannie du Plessis 2. Craig Burden 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper 17. Wiehahn Herbst 18. Jandre Marais 19. Jean Deysel 20. Charl McLeod 21. Meyer Bosman 22. Odwa Ndungane

Western Province:

15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Don Armand, 6. Deon Fourie (captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Deon Carstens, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19. Jebb Sinclair, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Marcel Brache, 22. Joe Pietersen

SAPA

Comments
  • claude.felbert - 2012-10-25 18:14

    Anything that the ANC touches has problems - I'm starting to have some hope for WP.

      Truth.nnete - 2012-10-25 18:17

      hahaha

      christopher.laurenz.5 - 2012-10-25 20:39

      Hahahahahahaha.....This Headline is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time!!

      goyougoodthing - 2012-10-26 07:25

      ha ha ha nice one, was thinking the same. All the fat cats will expect tickets now to the President's Suite. Fat, ignorant lot they are.

  • ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-10-25 18:18

    That guarantees WP will win

      kolobe.mzansi.7 - 2012-10-25 18:51

      guys be a sport

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-10-25 18:18

    This is the first time the ANC KZN got it right

      johan.jacobs.33821 - 2012-10-26 13:48

      hoosain.jacobs Maak die goed in my kop jou alweer honger.

  • theunis.botha.96 - 2012-10-25 18:23

    Ag please daddy!!! It is like the busdriver telling the cop in a state of emergency: " Ja,ons uniform manne sal nou moet saamstaan !"

  • Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-25 18:28

    The WP will whack the sharkies now even more

  • Erna - 2012-10-25 18:29

    Imagine if WP does win - another victory for the DA!

      trevor.dean.10 - 2012-10-25 18:47

      Yes, Erna, typical ANC. The ANC probably sees the match as being ANC vs DA. They have to bring politics into everything.

      george.slade.161 - 2012-10-25 19:27

      All sharks Players are contracted to DA .

  • drcpot - 2012-10-25 18:35

    This crap is not newsworthy, ps. get politics out of sport, for honesty!!! Petesakes

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-10-25 18:40

    Pity we can't say the same for the ANC

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-10-25 18:44

    Anyone seeing Ju Ju. Need some stimulation!

  • suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-10-25 19:07

    The Ultimate Chokers of Super rugby

  • jj.sparwater - 2012-10-25 19:27

    Hoekom nou skielik anc julle is die vloek ek hoop vir die spelers se onthalwe sharks vaar goed 1 voud en habana mak amok skop wp kus lambie

  • steveroodt - 2012-10-25 20:04

    Our Councilors Are rubbing their hands together all this extra cash coming into our city. I wonder if the new cars have been ordered. ........GO SHARKS.......

  • ivan.vandermerwe.10 - 2012-10-25 20:21

    Stick to stealing the country blind and leave sport alone

  • christopher.collings.9 - 2012-10-25 21:55

    Hey stay far away from our team stop interfering in sports & do ur bladdy jobs!

  • blou.johnny - 2012-10-26 00:17

    ...they should rather go and fix the potholes... ...and sewage in the streets.. ....useless ANC...

      dirkjohannes - 2012-10-26 06:28

      Johnny, sien jy nou hoeveel ''thumbs up''kry jy as jy iets sinvols se.

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-10-26 01:14

    Give them a Noddy Badge!

  • clive.fuhri - 2012-10-26 08:47

    OH NO. Who cares what the anc says. What ever they get involved in is trouble. POOR Sharks. They have put the death wish on my team.....

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