Vodacom Cup: Michaelhouse products to shine for Sharks

2010-03-26 00:00

THE Sharks XV and Boland meet in a key Vodacom Cup encounter at Woodburn today, and come the 7 pm kick-off local fans will witness a no-holds-barred arm wrestle for maximum points.

Boland are second, the Sharks fourth in South Section and there are precious few opportunities left to ensure a play-off berth.

Interest in former Clifton Nottingham Road and Michaelhouse wing Mark Richards, the out-and-out touchdown artist who scored a hatful of tries for his school’s first XV, should be high. At one point in his school career there was some talk that Richards, now 20, might try his luck in Australia, and it’s great that three years down the line he’s making big strides in Sharks country.

Other Michaelhouse lads in the side are flanker Mike Rhodes, loosehead Pat Cilliers (also Clifton Prep) and scrumhalf Ross Cronje.

TEAMS

Sharks: Chris Jordaan, Mark Richards, Jean Stemmet, Andries Strauss (c), Sibusiso Sithole, Monty Dumond, Charl McLeod, Luvuyiso Lusaseni, Michael Rhodes, Justin Downey, Anton Bresler, Jandre Marais, Julian Redelinghuys, Kyle Cooper, Pat Cilliers. Subs: Dale Chadwick, Hannes Snyman, Lambert Groenewald, Skholiwe Ndlovu, Ross Cronje, Jerome Pretorius, Luzuko Vulindlu.

Boland: Danre Gerber, Cornal Hendricks, PJ Vermeulen, Lionel Cornelius, Jeremy Plaatjies, Willie le Roux, Neill Papier, Zandre Jordaan, Hilton Lobberts; Franzel September, Hottie Louw (c), Johann Peacock, Raoul Larson, Ashton Constant, Janro van Niekerk. Subs: Clement Lewis, Jean Rossouw, Grant le Roux, Nikolai Blignaut, Jacquin Jansen, Dean Grant, Hyron Thyse.

Tickets: Main stand R30, open stands R20; scholars in uniform free (open stands only). Parking (R10): Woodburn 2, 3, 4 from Boshoff Street.

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