Deysel to earn 50th cap

2012-10-18 13:02

Durban - Jean Deysel will win his 50th Absa Currie Cup cap for the Sharks in Saturday’s semi-final when they host the Blue Bulls at Kings Park.

Kick-off is at 16:30.

He is one of a host of Springboks who will feature – for both teams.

According to Sharks website editor, Michael Marnewick, in changes to last week’s side, JP Pietersen shifts to the right wing in place of Odwa Ndungane who picked up an ankle injury against Griquas last weekend and hasn’t come through a late fitness test. Jacques Botes, another player under an injury cloud (back), also failed to make it through and will miss out this week. The third player facing a late decision was Steven Sykes who has been bracketed in with Peet Marais on the bench.

After playing off the bench last weekend, the Springbok duo of Lwazi Mvovo and Jannie du Plessis start this week, while Beast Mtawarira and Willem Alberts, who were rested last week following their heavy workload in the Castle Rugby Championship, have been recalled and will feature off the bench.

“We’re starting Jannie, it’s a big game and he had some Currie Cup action last week,” explains coach John Plumtree of the changes he’s made. “He’ll be partnered by Dale Chadwick and Kyle Cooper, and then we have a whole front row on the bench with Craig Burden, Beast and Wiehahn Herbst. It could be wet and having Willem Alberts and someone with experience like Steven Sykes on the bench will be important because how we finish the game off could be vital.

“There were a lot of choices, but I don’t think we could ignore what the guys have achieved without the guys who are now back. And we also couldn’t ignore the importance of experience.

“Everyone is just really excited.”



15 Louis Ludik, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (captain), 7 Jean Deysel, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Jandre Marais, 3 Jannie du Plessis
2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick

Substitutes: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Steven Sykes / Peet Marais, 20 Willem Alberts
21 Charl McLeod, 22 Meyer Bosman

Blue Bulls:

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Mornè Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 5 Juandrè Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Mornè Mellett

Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 CJ Stander, 20 Francois Hougaard, 21 Louis Fouchè, 22 Dean Greyling


  • bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 13:05

    Dis n goeie span die manne, Bulle sal moet wyd kyk!!!!

      kosie.fires - 2012-10-18 19:36

      @blue raven... as predicted he brought back the Bokke. At least he waited till this weekend, not like the bulls who could not wait to bring back their boks against a under par lions team.

  • TravieGrif - 2012-10-18 13:05

    No way! Some Sharks news. That's pretty cool! Good luck boys. Make us proud. Sharks forever!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 13:27

      Hey Travie cant wait to see the Sharkies cry!!!

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-18 13:31

      Good luck with that Bakkies. Not sure that you will get to see that his weekend. It will be a tough game, so predicting a winner is only for the brave/arrogant. Win or lose, Sharks forever.

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-18 13:41

      Agreed trav, not much in it!!! One thing I will say, its gona be a cracker!!! See you there??? @ Bakkies, stop being a dipsheit!!!

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-18 13:50


      steven.hart.3760 - 2012-10-18 14:16

      The Bulls aren't that bad, but their supporters..... what a bunch of assh.... Sharks for ever

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-18 19:33

      @BlueRaven...I give your comment 10/10. There is a song for every occasion. Yes Jaco...I most certainly will be there. Just to let you all know that the weather report for tomorrow (Friday) is shocking with heavy rains, and rain for Saturday afternoon. Hopefully it can stay away and we can be entertained. It is going to be epic!

  • david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-10-18 13:11

    That's an exciting backline we have!! Go Sharks!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 13:32

      Not gona help you much on a wet field!!

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-10-18 13:37

      Well then...that's an exciting forward pack we have!! Go Sharks!!

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-18 13:51

      Good squad all together!!! Shees I cant wait for this game, I know my team are the underdogs, but hell I cant wait for this!!! Good luck to both sides!!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:03

      Jaco kruip jy gat by die Sharks manne???

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-10-18 14:05

      Good luck Jaco (though not too much). CC is a lot more open than S15 and internationals, any of these sides can still win the CC

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-18 14:23

      Raven and Bakkies, omdat ek sé hulle het n goeie span kruip ek gat??? Nee hel man, ons as Blou Bul onderstueners moet darm trots hé!! Dis twee Goeie spanne teen mekaar in n Semi finaal!!!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-18 14:23

      Nee bakkies, jaco speel net mmiiiinnnd games....

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:31

      O hy try hulle net sag maak??? Go JACO!!!!

      rodney.louis.7 - 2012-10-18 14:42

      Easy win for the Sharks !

  • vernon.annandale.7 - 2012-10-18 13:13

    Awesome team! Looking foward to this game,good luck SHARKS behind you all the way win or loose SHARKS 4 LIFE

      cavin.snyman - 2012-10-18 16:02

      Vernon they are an awesome team. The Bulls are a never say die team so this is going to be a brutal game. Sharks forever!!!!

  • BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-18 13:19

    Die Bulle sal moet wakker wees , hierdie is n baie goeie Sharks span

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-18 13:21

      Mornè gaan Lambie se kop was : )

      rodney.louis.7 - 2012-10-18 14:43

      Die game gaan voor gewen word en die Sharks Pak lyk sterker op papier

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:55

      Raven, ek het presies dieselfde gedagte gehad!!!

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-10-18 13:30

    Congrats to Deysel, he has been playing great rugby again. Plumtree has got it right, what a team and my goodness what a bench!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 13:33

      Soos ek verstaan lyk die bench dieselfde vir albei spanne!!! Plat en sitbaar

      gary.doyle.520 - 2012-10-18 13:48

      Bakkies, a fantastic observation indeed, wouldn't expect less.

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-18 13:58

      Ignore the trolls Gary, you have an exceptional bench!!! Might be the difference, hope not though!!! Sterkte!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:04

      Dankie gary!!

      gary.doyle.520 - 2012-10-18 14:10

      Jaco, thanks and sterkte to the Bulls!! You look at those 2 teams and you shudder at the thought of how big that game is going to be, and it's only the semis..

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:17

      Shees get a room!!!

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-18 14:23

      Word groot Bakkies!!!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-18 14:25

      They can havs my caravan,..?!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:32

      Are it a singel or dubbels bed??

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-18 14:45

      Bunk Beds china!

  • wesley.rousseau.58 - 2012-10-18 13:32

    wow what a team

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:06

      Wow what a wuss!!!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-18 14:25

      wow what a guy...I'm sexy and I know it!

  • riaanleroux25 - 2012-10-18 13:33

    volgens die weersvoorspelling kan dit moontlik weer n nat en modderige veld wees... bulle het n beter skop game (wel net n skop game) en n sterk voorry teen die onervare 1 en 2 van die sharks... Sharks het darem geskiedenis aan hulle kant... 2006 laas verloor teen die bulle in n cc wedstryd 2007 laas n uitspeelwedstryd (final semi final) teen die bulle verloor (super rugby en currie beker rugby) 2009 laas n cc wedstryd in Durban verloor. kom ons hoop maar vir n droee veld sonder bye...

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-10-18 13:40

      Riaan, verduidelik gou die stelling: "2006 laas verloor teen die bulle in n cc wedstryd" - Jy bedoel seker in Durban?

      rodney.louis.7 - 2012-10-18 14:44

      Riaan stats beteken niks in n semi ! dit gaan alles oor hoe die manne op die dag die druk hanteer

  • eben.posthumus.5 - 2012-10-18 13:38

    Run on team to look different. Expecting Beast and Alberts to start. It will be wet and if we don't stop the Bull's drive, we might make it difficult for ourselves.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:07

      You bet ya!!!

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-18 13:39

    Ons (BULLE) vrees nie daai sharks span ni

      vernon.annandale.7 - 2012-10-18 13:56

      A bit arrogant don't you think?

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:07

      Nee dit is nie arrogant nie, JY IS!!!

      theunis.botha.96 - 2012-10-18 14:21

      Sharks by 15+...Wonder of Bakkies en Spyker nog n item is,en of hy haar ook weer teleurgestel het.

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-18 14:32

      Hey theunis, ek kan 'n woord dink waarmee jou naam rym? Weet jy wat dit is....?

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:33

      Bakkies het het nooit net een squueze nie dankie Penis!!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:33

      Of is dit Gielie, ek kan nooit onthou nie!!!

      theunis.botha.96 - 2012-10-18 14:57

      Ek sien julle laaities dop al weer julle 1ste jaar op universiteit hierdie jaar.

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-18 15:17

      Weet jy wat theunis, gelukkig ry ek my eie kar en hy's klaar betaal...'n Ford Cortina 3.0L met NOS bra! Wat sê jy daarvan huh???

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 15:18

      Nee oom penis ek doen stander 9 die 3 jaar kurses

      theunis.botha.96 - 2012-10-18 15:36

      Sterkte dan,maar ek dink jy sal saamstem die beste 4 jr van jou hele skool loopbaan tot dusver was die 4 jr in standert ses. Sharks forever ou vaalseun.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 16:01

      Not a chance oom penis, die laaste 3 jaar van stander 8 het gekook!!!

      theunis.botha.96 - 2012-10-18 16:35

      So gepraat weet jy,daardie ander familielid van jou doen self nie sleg op universiteit.Hoefeel jaar is dit nou,30,40,langer?Om mense iets te kan laat leer terwyl jy so in n glasfles van die labaratorium geprop is wil gedoen word.Shark groete.

  • terry.burne - 2012-10-18 13:41

    The game will be determined by the Ref and how he blows the breakdown. Due to the contrasting styles of play, the Bulls will keep it tight and use the big forwards to hit the ball up, and use Morne Steyn to kick for territory and position (and to try and feed of Sharks errors). The Sharks on the other hand will want to move the ball quickly and wide - away from the contact points. If they are able to do that and retain possession at the contact points quickly, they can run the big Bulls forwards ragged - but it depends if they can recycle the ball quickly. The Bulls on the other hand will be doing everything to try and slow the Sharks ball down. How the Ref blows the contact points will thus determine who wins this game. It should be a good game though. Anybody know who the ref is?

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-10-18 13:44

      Not Bryce, I know that much

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-18 14:33

      F#k, the udder blerrie Lawrence!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-18 14:34

      Robert Mugabe!!

  • neutedop.opinie - 2012-10-18 13:45

    Groot span van Sharks. En om dan na 60 minute vir Burden/beast/Sykes en Alberts op te bring - sjoe! Vanaf WP, go Sharks, maar as Bulls wen, en ons kan verby Lions kom, sal ek ook nie kla oor 'n Nuweland finals nie.

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-18 13:51

      Ek sal nie solank wag voor ek Burden,Beast,Sykes en Alberts op te bring nie, ek sou hul na 58 min op bring.

      hans.himmler.7 - 2012-10-18 20:27

      Blou Masjien, was dit 'n komedie poging!!?? LoL!!!

  • marc.grondein - 2012-10-18 20:03

    Watch Kyle Cooper this young man is the real deal.

  • leon.young.9003 - 2012-10-18 21:15

    Go jean deysel I'm your biggest fan go sharks make it 42 10

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