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ROUND 9

Friday, December 2, 2022
Sharks V Ospreys
Edinburgh V Munster

Saturday
Stormers V Dragons
Zebre V Glasgow
Conacht V Benetton
Bulls V Cardiff
Leinster V Ulster

Sunday
Lions V Scarlets
 
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Glasgow over Zebre

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Sharks V Ospreys
Edinburgh
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Stormers V Dragons
Zebre V Glasgow
Connacht
V Benetton
Bulls V Cardiff
Leinster V Ulster
Lions V Scarlets

I expect we'll get about half our Bok players back but will have to wait and see. Expecting to be without Roos, Kitshoff, Malherbe and Willemse but expect Fourie, Libbok, Orie and Moerat should be available as they've only had fringe involvement with the Bokke. Roos being an injury concern.
 
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Sharks team:

15 Boeta Chamberlain, 14 Marnus Potgieter, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Ben Tapuai, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Jaden Hendrikse, 8 Phepsi Buthelezi (captain), 7 Jeandre Labuschagne, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Vincent Tshituka, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ox Nche

Substitutes: 16 Dan Jooste, 17 Ntuthuko Mchunu, 18 Khutha Mchunu, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 James Venter, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Nevaldo Fleurs, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg

Tshituka at 4. Desperate or inspired? I can't decide. That is a crazy front row but I have big questions about rest of the pack. No traditional grunt in the locks and only ball carriers in the loose forwards. Can't expect the front row to be the only ones putting in the grunt work.
 

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Man, the bulls aren’t messing around this weekend. That’s a very strong team, I assume getting the game time in before the euro campaign.

Good test for some of the young guns in the Cardiff team. Going to miss the likes of Faletau, Adam and Williams in a game like this.

Just looking for a good performance from Cardiff really but would expect that bulls team to win comfortably.
 

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Edinburgh:

15. Wes Goosen
14. Darcy Graham
13. Mark Bennett
12. Chris Dean
11. Duhan van der Merwe
10. Blair Kinghorn
9. Ben Vellacott
1. Pierre Schoeman
2. Patrick Harrison
3. Luan de Bruin
4. Jamie Hodgson
5. Grant Gilchrist (co-captain)
6. Jamie Ritchie (co-captain)
7. Luke Crosbie
8. Viliame Mata
Replacements:

16. Tom Cruse
17. Boan Venter
18. WP Nel
19. Marshall Sykes
20. Nick Haining
21. Charlie Shiel
22. Jaco van der Walt
23. James Lang
Munster:

15. Shane Daly
14. Calvin Nash
13. Antoine Frisch
12. Rory Scannell
11. Simon Zebo
10. Joey Carbery
9. Craig Casey
1. Jeremy Loughman
2. Niall Scannell
3. John Ryan
4 Jean Kleyn
5. Tadhg Beirne
6. Peter O’Mahony (Captain)
7. John Hodnett
8. Gavin Coombes
Replacements:

16. Diarmuid Barron
17. Josh Wycherley
18. Roman Salanoa
19. Jack O’Donoghue
20. Alex Kendellen
21. Paddy Patterson
22. Jack Crowley
23. Patrick Campbell


Edinburgh have all of their frontliners back, but I'm still reasonably confident. I think our pack should see us through. Weirdly Raynal is reffing it???
 

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Leinster:
  • 15. Hugo Keenan
  • 14. Jimmy O'Brien
  • 13. Garry Ringrose (captain)
  • 12. Jamie Osborne
  • 11. James Lowe
  • 10. Ross Byrne
  • 9. Jamison Gibson-Park
  • 1. Cian Healy
  • 2. Rónan Kelleher
  • 3. Michael Ala'alatoa
  • 4. James Ryan
  • 5. Jason Jenkins
  • 6. Ryan Baird
  • 7. Josh van der Flier
  • 8. Jack Conan
Replacements:

  • 16. Dan Sheehan
  • 17. Andrew Porter
  • 18. Tadhg Furlong
  • 19. Ross Molony
  • 20. Caelan Doris
  • 21. Nick McCarthy
  • 22. Charlie Tector
  • 23. Liam Turner
Ulster:
  • 15. Michael Lowry
  • 14. Ethan McIlroy
  • 13. James Hume
  • 12. Stuart McCloskey
  • 11. Stewart Moore
  • 10. Billy Burns
  • 9. John Cooney
  • 1. Andy Warwick
  • 2. Tom Stewart
  • 3. Marty Moore
  • 4. Alan O'Connor
  • 5. Kieran Treadwell
  • 6. Iain Henderson (captain)
  • 7. Marcus Rea
  • 8. Nick Timoney


Replacements:

  • 16. Rob Herring
  • 17. Callum Reid
  • 18. Tom O'Toole
  • 19. Sam Carter
  • 20. Duane Vermeulen
  • 21. Nathan Doak
  • 22. Jacob Stockdale
  • 23. Matty Rea
Great to see two relatively full strength teams. Interesting to see how Henderon goes at 6 - hasn't played there in a long time.

Would take a LBP right now given how strong Leinster are.
 

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Guessing HB is injured... Will go down as a 'what if' player, tough to watch.
 

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Sharks: Boeta Chamberlain; Marnus Potgieter, Francois Venter, Ben Tapuai, Makazole Mapimpi; Curwin Bosch, Jaden Hendrikse; Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi, Carlu Sadie, Vincent Tshituka, Gerbrandt Grobler, Sikhumbuzo Noshe, Jeandre Labuschagne, Phepsi Buthelezi (capt).

Replacements: Dan Jooste, Ntuthuko Mchunu, Khutha Mchunu, Hyron Andrews, James Venter, Grant Williams, Nevaldo Fleurs, Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Ospreys: Max Nagy; Luke Morgan, Michael Collins, Tiaan Thomas-Wheeler, Keelan Giles; Jack Walsh, Matthew Aubrey; Rhys Henry, Sam Parry, Tom Botha, Bradley Davies (capt), Huw Sutton, Ethan Roots, Will Hickey, Morgan Morris.

Replacements: Scott Baldwin, Garyn Phillips, Ben Warren, Jack Regan, Harri Deaves, Tom Florence, Luke Scully, Cai Evans.

Referee: Eoghan Cross (IRFU)

Assistant referees: Stephan Geldenhuys & Griffin Colby (SARU)

TMO: Sam Grove-White (SRU)


Lions: Quan Horn; Rabz Maxwane, Henco van Wyk, Marius Louw, Edwill van der Merwe; Jordan Hendrikse, Sanele Nohamba; Sti Sithole, PJ Botha, Ruan Dreyer, Ruben Schoeman, Reinhard Nothnagel (capt), Jaco Kriel, Darrien Landsberg, Emmanuel Tshituka.

Replacements: Jaco Visagie, JP Smith, Asenathi Ntlabakanye, Ruan Venter, Sibusiso Sangweni, Andre Warner, Gianni Lombard, Zander du Plessis.

Scarlets: Johnny McNicholl; Tom Rogers, Jonathan Davies (capt), Scott Williams, Ryan Conbeer; Sam Costelow, Gareth Davies; Kemsley Mathias, Taylor Davies, WillGriff John, Sam Lousi, Vaea Fifita, Aaron Shingler, Dan Davis, Blade Thomson.

Replacements: Shaun Evans, Phil Price, Javan Sebastian, Sione Kalamafoni, Tomás Lezana, Dane Blacker, Rhys Patchell, Steff Evans.

Referee: Ben Blain (SRU)

Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron & Christopher Allison (SARU)

TMO: Frank Murphy (IRFU)


Bulls: Kurt-Lee Arendse; David Kriel, Cornal Hendricks, Harold Vorster, Canan Moodie; Johan Goosen, Zak Burger; Gerhard Steenekamp, Johan Grobbelaar, Mornay Smith, Ruan Vermaak, Ruan Nortje (capt), Marco van Staden, Cyle Brink, Elrigh Louw.

Replacements: Jan-Hendrik Wessels, Simphiwe Matanzima, Francois Klopper, Janko Swanepoel, Nizaam Carr, Embrose Papier, Chris Smith, Lionel Mapoe.

Cardiff Rugby: Cameron Winnett; Jason Harries, Mason Grady, Ben Thomas, Aled Summerhill; Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams; Rhys Carre, Kristian Dacey, Dmitri Arhip, Lopeti Timani, Seb Davies, Josh Turnbull (capt), Thomas Young, James Botham.

Replacements: Kirby Myhill, Corey Domachowski, Will Davies-King, Teddy Williams, Shane Lewis-Hughes, James Ratti, Ellis Bevan, Harri Millard.

Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU)

Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni & Griffin Colby (SARU)

TMO: Eoghan Cross (IRFU)


Bulls: Kurt-Lee Arendse; David Kriel, Cornal Hendricks, Harold Vorster, Canan Moodie; Johan Goosen, Zak Burger; Gerhard Steenekamp, Johan Grobbelaar, Mornay Smith, Ruan Vermaak, Ruan Nortje (capt), Marco van Staden, Cyle Brink, Elrigh Louw.

Replacements: Jan-Hendrik Wessels, Simphiwe Matanzima, Francois Klopper, Janko Swanepoel, Nizaam Carr, Embrose Papier, Chris Smith, Lionel Mapoe.

Cardiff Rugby: Cameron Winnett; Jason Harries, Mason Grady, Ben Thomas, Aled Summerhill; Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams; Rhys Carre, Kristian Dacey, Dmitri Arhip, Lopeti Timani, Seb Davies, Josh Turnbull (capt), Thomas Young, James Botham.

Replacements: Kirby Myhill, Corey Domachowski, Will Davies-King, Teddy Williams, Shane Lewis-Hughes, James Ratti, Ellis Bevan, Harri Millard.

Referee: Sam Grove-White (SRU)

Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni & Griffin Colby (SARU)

TMO: Eoghan Cross (IRFU)
 

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Oh my. No Theo Cabango, Rey Lee-lo or Max Llewelyn in the Cardiff team after last week. Such a shame as I thought Rey was looking sharp again.

Also missing Willis Halaholo, Liam Williams, Josh Adams, Owen Lane, Tomas Williams, Mathew Morgan from the back line. A real test of depth for these young lads!
 

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Prendyball starting to pay some dividends. We were awful in the first half, but turned it on before half time. Edinburgh need some halfbacks. For me Frisch and Nash were class tonight. Frisch is big, physical but he can actually pass a ball. Nash looks a new man this year. Shout out to Patterson who has been outstanding. Think Leinster missed a step letting him go. Kleyn MOTM is fair, he's a big dog and he walks around with no leash.

Also Raynal is a tout.
 

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Stormers team:
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Tristan Leyds, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Nama Xaba, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Salmaan Moerat (captain), 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Kwenzo Blose
Substitutes: 16 JJ Kotze, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 19 Connor Evans, 20 Deon Fourie, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Kade Wolhurter, 23 Mnombo Zwelendaba

Pretty much as expected. Good to see Nel back.
 

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Like the Ospreys, this Dragons team did a lot better than expected. Great come back, 4 tries a piece. Shame they couldn’t get that 2nd losing bonus point.
 

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Really? I thought Healy had a good amount of bend in his knees to take it down to a yellow
The Ulster player didn't really dip, he got himself in a bad position imo.
 

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