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Four fond farewells for Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 12 Jul 2013 at 10:14
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The Sharks team named to play the Kings tomorrow features four players who will be bidding the team a sad goodbye on completion of the match.

Let’s start with the one that was always inevitable; Franco van der Merwe has proven a valuable member of the tight five this season and has strengthened the Sharks in an area of real weakness last year, the lineout. He also wins a special award for being the only lock to go through the entire campaign without getting injured, which says something! He’ll earn a 16th Sharks cap tomorrow, meaning an appearance in every game of the campaign. Good luck with promotion, Francs, and thanks for the memories!

A pair of backs will also be moving on; Meyer Bosman wins his 47th Sharks cap (and 108th overall) before heading off to join Stade Francais and Riaan Viljoen his 23rd (49th) before leaving for Japan. Both of these men have played vital – and often match-winning – roles for the Sharks over the last few years, with many a last-second winning try attributed to one or the other. Both have had their ups and downs with the side, but both have proven versatile, capable and reliable options across a variety of backline positions. Manne, on gaan julle altwee BAIE mis.

The fourth departure is possibly the saddest of all – because Jandre Marais is not only a young player that has been part of the Sharks system for many years, but also a real stalwart in a position where depth is sorely lacking. Earning just his 22nd cap, you can understand why he has opted to head for France after his senior game time has been limited – often unfairly so. Jandre, we’ll miss you, boet. Thanks for your contribution – especially that awesome try on debut – and we wish you the best at Bordeaux.

The Sharks match 22 named for the game boasts a total of 1388 Super Rugby caps, at an average of 63 per player.

Player Sharks Caps Other Caps Total
1 Beast Mtawarira 87 0 87
2 Bismarck du Plessis 102 0 102
3 Jannie du Plessis 87 26 113
4 Edwin Hewitt 2 0 2
5 Franco van der Merwe 15 73 88
6 Marcell Coetzee 38 0 38
7 Jean Deysel 53 0 53
8 Keegan Daniel 95 0 95
9 Charl McLeod 54 0 54
10 Riaan Viljoen 22 26 48
11 Lwazi Mvovo 51 0 51
12 Meyer Bosman 46 61 107
13 Louis Ludik 39 26 65
14 JP Pietersen 97 0 97
15 Odwa Ndungane 94 10 104
16 Kyle Cooper 16 0 16
17 Wiehahn Herbst 38 0 38
18 Jandre Marais 21 0 21
19 Willem Alberts 47 37 84
20 Jacques Botes 113 0 113
21 Cobus Reinach 12 0 12
22 Fred Zeilinga 0 0 0
Total 809 294 1388


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