Henry "Boeta" Chamberlain. The man, the myth, the drop goal machine! Are we expecting more of his magic in games to come? He has had a dream start to his rugby career. The 22 year old flyhalf has already played a pivotal roll in the Sharks starting 10 jersey, slotting 3 drop goals in last weeks United Rugby Championship game against the Ospreys, resulting in a 27-13 win for the Durban boys.
Boeta was born and raised in Cape Town and Sharks Coach Sean Everitt qucikly sniffed him out and signed him to the Durban based side. Boeta has been with the Sharks for a couple years now and he was also part of the sharks squad that led the 2020 Super Rugby tournament, making his first start against the Hurricanes.
Boeta made his currie cup debut for the Sharks in 2019 against the Golden Lions. A tough match between the sides and it came down to a drop goal from The magical boot of Boeta to secure the win. He truly has had a magnificent drop goal right from his very first game. I think we are going to see a lot more of Boeta's Boot.
How will the game against the Cardiff Blues go today? I am going to place a bet that Boeta will have a drop at goal from about 40 out. Anyone think the likelihood of that happening is not far off?
We already know that Sharks coach, Sean Everitt is very pleased with Boeta Chamberlain's growth in the United Rugby Championship.
“This game was also going to be a big ask for us considering they had 11 internationals and four British and Irish Lions in their ranks — including Welsh legend Alun Wyn Jones — so I am very proud of how the guys took the game to the Ospreys and stuck to our plan very well,” Everitt said.
Cardiff will be keen to pounce on the Sharks after their defeat to the Bulls last weekend to avoid losing three games in a row for the first time since last November.
Cardiff wing Owen Lane is among the top try scorers of the competition so far with 3 tries and we see the name Boeta Chamberlain once again, being named URC StatMaster'sPlayer of the Week for the 3rd round of the tournament. Last week, he kicked those three iconic drop goals and was involved in both the Sharks tries. Cardiff's coach, Dai Young, hopes his side will learn from the losses to the strong South African sides. They will be hoping for a tin o Shark Fin Soup for dinner.
Some words from Cardiff Coach, Dai Young.
“There’s learning for us, we’ve tried to grow and develop our game. We’ve shown glimpses of how good we can be.
“It was only a matter of time before the South African sides started winning. We’re looking forward to it. It’s been a great learning for us and it’s fantastic to play against these teams.
“It’s great for the competition and it shakes everything up. We know we’re going to have to get better.
“They’ve got fantastic squads as we can see.”
Hopefully the Black and White will prevail tonight and score some good points through the Golden Boys boots. Send it for us Boeta!
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