Bok boost for Sharks

2012-09-19 18:04

Durban - Returning Springboks Lwazi Mvovo and Craig Burden have been thrust straight into the starting line-up by the Sharks for their Currie Cup encounter against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The two were amongst five fringe players from all the unions released by national coach Heyneke Meyer this week.

Winger Mvovo comes into the team at the expense of youngster Rosko Specman, while Burden takes over from veteran Pieter Dixon at hooker.

Their return is amongst three changes made to the side by coach John Plumtree, with the other seeing a return from injury for Steven Sykes at lock ahead of Jandre Marais.

There is also one notable inclusion on the bench where promising centre Paul Jordaan is back after missing last week’s win over Western Province due to a facial injury.

The match at Coca-Cola Park is a top-of-the-table encounter and Plumtree believes victory is crucial as the competition reaches a vital point.

"It’s an important stage of the competition, it’s a run-in now with only four games to go before the playoffs," he said.

"It’s the side that finds some real consistency now and strings those three or four wins together that’s going to claim that top spot.

"That’s ultimately key to winning the Currie Cup, having a home final is really important."


Golden Lions:



15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick.

Substitutes: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Brynard Stander, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Paul Jordaan, 22 S’bura Sithole.


  • macziekpk - 2012-09-19 18:27

    Mvovo is good at giving away kick offs thats about it

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-19 18:33

      Maaksiek is good at giving away stupid comments thats about it

      sadie.lean.31 - 2012-09-19 19:12

      @fake sadie I'm reporting you to the FBI, the CIA, the KGB, Scotland yard and the SAP you inbred

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-19 19:23

      Lol dude, get a life. Canadian doctor se gat.

      sadie.lean.31 - 2012-09-19 19:26

      @lean Moenie my beledig nie, ek is 'n ortopeed

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-19 19:53

      Know what, there are no words for somebody like you. What a low life loser, makes multiple new accounts every day, fakes being somebody he is not, and spends all their time all day on a website being these fake people. What exactly do you achieve? So Furthermore any conversation between us will be non existent, not that there ever was one. You are just a waste of air. All macho hiding behind a fake name or others names, must be so proud of yourself. And your fellow bull supporters too.

      sadie.lean.31 - 2012-09-19 19:58

      Well dear @fake gay sadie If you stop crying like 'n typical cupless WP toddler and reporting my account they won't remove it meaning I can stay with the same one. If they do though, I will just open the next and the next and the next, takes me about 2 minutes. Now go cry about your 11yr cupless team some more. Bye bye

  • nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-09-19 18:56

    GO LIONS!!! This is an important match for us to get the home final and retain the cup!!

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-09-19 19:01

      Going to be a tight game!! Winner to host the final in a rematch of last year. Go Sharks!!

  • Andre - 2012-09-19 19:47

    well at least now we will probably get to see him in space, still believe he is the best wing in the country! Sithole is also looking strong, not to mention that oke from Cheetahs Raymond something, fast as hell!

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-09-19 20:00

      Raymond Rhule.. He is playing insice centre this weekend. His favorite position according to himself

      sadie.lean.31 - 2012-09-19 20:14

      @deon Dink jy nou jy is 'n grapkas? Wanneer laas het jy 'n warm oor gehad?

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-09-20 10:12

      @fake loser (wil so graag Sadie wees) HOU JOU BEK JOU IDIOOT! Wat jy van rugby weet is gevaarlik!

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-20 13:23

      All his accounts got banned by the site, and facebook. Poor oke

      william.chestnut.33 - 2012-09-20 15:42

      @fake lean BWA HA HA You reckon, I have at least another 150 accounts, shamepies I can actually hear you cry now. Who we calling today? Columbia police? 11yr cupless

  • sadie.lean.31 - 2012-09-19 20:00

    @fake sadie I have reported and you in the process of getting removed, please reply to this if you can still post so that I take things further

  • sadie.lean.31 - 2012-09-19 20:24

    Oh fake sadie the suspense is killing me! Can you at least give me a clue who's gonna send their fighter jets to my house first, FBI, CIA, KGB, Scotland yard, RCMP or SAP? C'mon, just a clue at least.

  • real.sadie - 2012-09-19 21:51

    @fake sadie Hello oubaas se honne, dokter is terug jong. Wie bel ons nou, Egipte polisie?

  • brionyl.french - 2012-09-20 06:44

    Lions supporters go to this game tickets range between R50-R100. This game is gonna be a biggy!!! GO LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to wear sharks so they lose, everytime i wear their jersery they lose...

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-09-20 09:53

    It's going to be one heck of a game at ellis park, sharks need to shrug off their run of poor form at that stadium. I'm a sharks supporter but regard ellis park as sa's home of rugby and want to see them play well there. I would've started with Mcleod but Reinach is playing well and definately a player for the future at all levels so good to see how he performs. Sharks will take strain in the scrums. Is Jantjies playing against his new super 15 side??

  • citizenmentz - 2012-09-20 15:29

    To be referred to as a Springbok you need to first earn that cap.....Burden will get there, not a Springbok yet though.

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