Sharks Mag September 2014

UP FRONT

EDITORIAL
What can be done to render the southern hemisphere playoffs less of a farce?

SHARKS LIFE
Straight from the Growthpoint KINGS PARK tunnel, all the latest from inside, and outside, The Tank

TERA MTEMBU
When Tera Mtembu led the Cell C Sharks onto the field in their Absa Currie Cup opener against GWK Griquas in Kimberley, he proudly followed in the footsteps of a legion of legendary skippers in black and white over the past 124 years

BRAD MACLEOD-HENDERSON
Having done his “apprenticeship” as assistant to both Brendan Venter and Jake White over the past year, in the Absa Currie Cup and Vodacom Super Rugby arenas, respectively, the former Sharks No 8 has taken up the reins of head coach for the current Absa Currie Cup campaign

IAN McINTOSH
We offer a double dose of Mac this month, seeing that the gremlins mysteriously made his column disappear last month

STEFAN TERBLANCHE
Our resident Sharks legend reckons that this year’s Absa Currie Cup crown would go to either the Cell C Sharks, Xerox Lions or DHL WP…

IN MIDFIELD

HOME IS WHERE THE SHARK IS
Apart from the inevitable rehab and conditioning following knee surgery, champion Cell C Sharks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has used the downtime to settle into his new cottage at Umhlanga Manors...

GREG HAMILTON
Greg Hamilton, together with his 14 fellow warriors in black and white, had, on a stinker of a September afternoon in Durban, immortalised himself in the annals of Natal rugby as a member of the “Class of ‘84”

BACK ROW

DICK COCKS
Cocksie recently swapped his Reds cap for the Tahs one, and even dusted off the ol’ Sixties NSW blazer for good measure!

SHARK REPORTS
The past month’s match action and stats for you in a nutshell

CLUB CRAWL
The club rugby scene at a glance

PLANET SHARKS
From London to Loftus, you guys spread The Sharks brand…


Name: Lionel Cronje
Age: 25
Height: 1.84m
Weight: 90kg
Position: Flyhalf

The 25 year old flyhalf has played a lot of rugby in a five year career that was jump-started following his inclusion in the Baby Bok squad for the 2009 IRB Junior World Championships. He was drafted into the Free State Currie Cup squad before stints with the Stormers, Bulls, Lions and Brumbies, followed by his move to Durban in 2014.

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