Sharks v Lions

Discussion in '2017 British & Irish Lions Tour' started by noikz, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. noikz

    noikz Guest

    British & Irish Lions (vs Sharks)

    15. Lee Byrne (Ospreys/Wales)
    14. Shane Williams (Ospreys/Wales)
    13. Brian O’Driscoll (Leinster/Ireland)
    12. Jamie Roberts (Cardiff Blues/Wales)
    11. Luke Fitzgerald (Leinster/Ireland)
    10. Ronan O’Gara (Munster/Ireland)
    9. Mike Phillips (Ospreys/Wales)

    8. Jamie Heaslip (Leinster/Ireland)
    7. David Wallace (Munster/Ireland)
    6. Tom Croft (Leicester Tigers/England)
    5. Paul O’Connell (Munster/Ireland) captain
    4. Alun-Wyn Jones (Ospreys/Wales)
    3. Adam Jones (Ospreys/Wales)
    2. Lee Mears (Bath/England)
    1. Gethin Jenkins (Cardiff Blues/Wales)

    Replacements

    16. Matthew Rees (Scarlets/Wales)
    17. Phil Vickery (London Wasps/England)
    18. Simon Shaw (London Wasps/England)
    19. Joe Worsley (London Wasps/England)
    20. Mike Blair (Edinburgh/Scotland)
    21. Riki Flutey (London Wasps/England)
    22. Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues/Wales)

    Not what I was expecting, I thought they'd name a weak side for Wednesday followed by a potential test line up next Saturday. Looks like Shane gets a bonus lifeline. ;)
     
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  3. Bumbadum

    Bumbadum Guest

    Looks like someone wants Williams to play outside the probable test backline in order to once and for all confirm or disprove the theory that he is cack.

    Suprised Flutey doesn't get the nod at 12 as he's presumeably fully fit. Obviously he'll play a part though.
     
  4. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    Thats a near-test lineup. The Sharks are severely weakened though, thanks to their missing 10 Springboks. Should be a good game. Good to see they are sticking with that back row. Looks like they don't want another scare. This looks like a pretty solid team, and i expect a side like this to win comfortably. i will put up my piece on Durban soon. :)
     
  5. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    Ja the Sharks are missing some vital players due to Springbok call ups but we still got some real classy players like Terblanche, Kockott, Deysel, Jannie Du Plessis and Johan Muller. Our pack looks OK but our backline looks a bit thin now with all the Bok players out. Carstens will play eventhough he got a Bok call up
     
  6. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    some interesting combinations there, looking forward to see how well O'Gara and Phillips do as well as AWJ and POC. Hopefully BOD and Roberts will back up their performance against the Lions as well.
     
  7. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Not the team I would have picked, it seems the dirt trackers play weekends and the test (or closest to it) play mid week?

    I wanted Ferris to play, last time he met Terblanche here :D
     
  8. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Jun 8 2009, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I'm happy with either of them playing and anyway Ferris was probably too tired seeing as he was the entire backrow last weekend.

    But Williams starting 3/4 matches when he's put in the worst performaces of all the wings so far is very annoying. It seems that they either want to write him off as an option nor find a reason to justify an Ospreys back-three.
     
  9. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    I would have picked

    1. Jenkins
    2. Rees
    3. Jones
    4. O'Callaghan
    5. Wyn Jones
    6. Croft
    7. Wallace
    8. Heaslip
    9. Phillips
    10. O'Gara
    11. Fitzgerald
    12. Flutey
    13. D'arcy/Earls
    14. Halfpenny
    15. Kearney


    And then for the WP

    1. Sheridan
    2. Mears
    3. Vickery
    4. Croft
    5. O'Connell
    6. Ferris
    7. Williams
    8. Heaslip
    9. Phillips
    10. Jones
    11. Monye
    12. Roberts
    13. O'Driscoll
    14. Bowe
    15. Byrne
     
  10. Will

    Will Guest

    Looks like the decision has already been made about Blair.....
     
  11. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Looks close to the test team for me.
     
  12. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Mmm yes. Just trade Bowe for Williams (why has he been given ANOTHER chance? Where are the other options? :huh: ), Jones for Murray and ROG for Jones and we're all set for South Africa. Unless all form goes to ****.
     
  13. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Don't forget drastic changes to the bench. Worsley and Shaw are not good enough. There because of what comes directly after their name in the original post.
     
  14. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    I [​IMG] Wasps bashing.
     
  15. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Can any South African poster tell me if Trevor Halstead has the slightest chance of making the 22? I know he came out of retirement to play Vodacom cup and was playing well, and it sounded to me like the Sharks were using the game against the Lions as motivation to get him to come out of retirement.
     
  16. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    Sharks team to face British and Irish Lions

    15. Stefan Terblanche
    14. Chris Jordaan
    13. Andries Strauss
    12. Riaan Swanepoel
    11. Luzuko Vulindlu
    10. Monty Dumond
    9. Rory Kockott

    8. Keegan Daniel
    7. Jean Deysel
    6. Jacques Botes
    5. Johann Muller (captain)
    4. Steven Sykes
    3. Jannie du Plessis
    2. Skipper Badenhorst
    1. Deon Carstens

    Replacements:
    16. Craig Burden
    17. Patric Cilliers
    18. Albert van den Berg
    19. Michael Rhodes
    20. Charl McLeod
    21. Guy Cronje
    22. Lwazi Mvovo

    guess that is a no then :)
     
  17. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Never heard of any of them. Lions to win by 4 ;)
     
  18. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Jun 8 2009, 03:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Good pack there. That backrow will give the Lions lots of trouble at the breakdown, good balance of power and finesse.

    The backline, not so good there. Monty Dumond = crap. Dead wood and we should rather give Olivier a run. I rate Swanepoel, Jordaan and Vulindlu though. All are young and got minimal S14 time bar Swanepoel. Both Rory Kockott and Terblanche were unlucky not to be in the Boks so atleast some quality in the backs.

    Players to watch are, Jean Deysel who is probably the strongest blindside flanker in SA, Jannie du Plessis IS the best tighthead in SA and should give Jenkins a good battle and Rory Kockott will keep the Lions busy with his attitude.
     
  19. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    Yeah I've heard good things about Kockett, don't know that many of them tbh. Is it just me or do South Africa seem to produce a ridiculous amount of quality scrum halves
     
  20. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    It does seem to be a strength of SA rugby. When Joost stepped down Du Preez stepped up, fair trade I'd say!
     
  21. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Jun 9 2009, 01:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Great team. Brilliant backrow, the Lions will definitely be in for a surprise I think. I've always liked Jacques Botes and always thought of him as a player who's more than capable of playing for the Boks. Wouldn't have a clue who the 10, 12 and 13 are, but other than that a very solid team indeed.
     
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