LIVE

    200 not out for Terblanche

    2011-04-06 22:19
    Christo Buchner

    Johannesburg - Stefan Terblanche will on Saturday become the first player in the history of Sharks and Natal rugby to represent his province in 200 games.

    Since making his debut in South African rugby for Boland in 1994, the man who hails from Swellendam has played an incredible 400 first class games.

    This includes 37 tests for the Springboks, 87 for Welsh side Ospreys, two for the SA under-21 team, another four midweek games for the Boks, three for the Barbarians, 67 for Boland, and now 112 Super Rugby matches for the Sharks and 87 Currie Cup games for the KwaZulu-Natal side.

    The 400 games that Terblanche has played in South African rugby is almost 50 more than Ollie le Roux’s 357 in second place.

    Terblanche broke the long-standing record of Hugh Reece-Edwards and Steve Atherton (both 165) playing for the Sharks.

    His recipe of still leading his side by example at 35 years of age is a mixture of luck, hard work and intelligence.

    “I have been very fortunate with injuries,” he told the Sharks website.

    “You also have to look after your body. You have to train hard, rest sufficiently and eat correctly. You also have to be smart with your training methods. Sometimes your body is a little sore and you have to listen to what it tells you. Rest is just as important as training. You have to find the right balance between the two,” said Terblanche, who was born is Mossel Bay.

    He admits that it’s a major honour and privilege to stand on the verge of his 200th game for the Sharks.

    “I’m just as excited about the game as when I started playing. The only difference is that composure comes with experience, though I’m still nervous before games,” said Terblanche.

    “My first game for the Sharks against the Auckland Blues in 1998 was a wonderful experience. They had guys like Carlos Spencer, Jonah Lomu, Joeli Vidiri and Adrian Cashmore. It was an incredible team.”

    He also remembers his 100th game against Western Province and says his highlight was last year’s Currie Cup final when he captained the Sharks to victory over WP in Durban.
     
    Read More On:  super 15 stefan terblanche

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    35 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    Most Read
    Commented

    Fixtures

    13 February 2015
    • Crusaders v Melbourne Rebels, Christchurch 08:35
    • Brumbies v Reds, Canberra 10:40
    • Lions v Hurricanes, Johannesburg 19:10
    14 February 2015
    • Blues v Chiefs, Albany 08:35
    • Sharks v Cheetahs, Durban 17:05
    • Bulls v Stormers, Pretoria 19:10
    15 February 2015
    • Waratahs v Western Force, Sydney 07:05

    Results

    02 August 2014
    26 July 2014
    19 July 2014
    12 July 2014
    11 July 2014
    06 July 2014
    05 July 2014
    04 July 2014
    28 June 2014
    27 June 2014
    31 May 2014
    30 May 2014
    24 May 2014
    23 May 2014
    18 May 2014
    17 May 2014
    16 May 2014
    11 May 2014
    10 May 2014
    09 May 2014
    03 May 2014
    02 May 2014
    26 April 2014
    25 April 2014
    19 April 2014
    18 April 2014
    12 April 2014
    11 April 2014
    05 April 2014
    04 April 2014
    29 March 2014
    28 March 2014
    22 March 2014
    21 March 2014
    15 March 2014
    14 March 2014
    08 March 2014
    07 March 2014
    01 March 2014
    28 February 2014
    23 February 2014
    22 February 2014
    21 February 2014
    15 February 2014

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Does the Waratahs' Super Rugby victory give the Wallabies an edge heading into the Rugby Championship?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.