Team Preview 2019: Sharks

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Home: Kings Park
Last Season: Ninth

Squad:
Thomas du Toit, Mzamo Majola, John Hubert Meyer, Tendai Mtawariri, Juan Schoeman, Coenie Oosthuizen, Franco Marais, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Akker van der Merwe, Hyron Andrews, Ruan Botha, Jean Droste, Gideon Koegelenberg, Stephan Lewies, Ruben van Heerden, Jean-Luc du Preez, Tera Mtembu, Tyler Paul, Jacques Vermeulen, Wian Vosloo, Dan du Preez, Philip van der Walt, Louis Schreuder, Grant Williams, Cameron Wright, Curwin Bosch, Robert du Preez, Lukhanyo Am, Marius Louw, Andre Esterhuizen, Makazole Mapimpi, Lwazi Mvovo, S'busiso Nkosi, Kobus van Wyk, Ryhno Smith, Courtney Winnaar.


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Game breaker:
Usually a game breaker is a player defined by his ability to create scoring opportunities in vital stages of games. But in the Sharks' situation that person has to be first five-eighths Robert du Preez. His outstanding goal-kicking is so beneficial that he has the capacity to punish transgressors from anywhere in their own half and that is still an asset in the style of rugby played in Super Rugby.

Key signing:
Lock Ruben van Heerden has Sharks management excited about his potential. The South African Under-20 player from last year has signed a three-year contract with the Sharks, leaving his Bulls base where he has played five Super Rugby games and coach Robert du Preez said, "Ruben is a talented young lock and a great acquisition for the Sharks. He is a natural athlete and has all the attributes needed to be a great lock."


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