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Kockott the only change


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 27 Feb 2008 at 18:11

Dick Muir has named a team containing only one change to the unit that struggled to beat a game Stormers team in Durban.

Rory Kockott comes into the team at scrumhalf in place of the injured Ruan Pienaar. Kockott’s spot on the bench goes to Charl McLeod.

The Sharks 22 is as follows:

15. Francois Steyn, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Waylon Murray, 12. Bradley Barritt, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Frederic Michalak, 9. Rory Kockott, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. AJ Venter, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Johann Muller (Captain), 4. Johan Ackermann, 3. BJ Botha, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: 16. Craig Burden, 17. Jannie du Plessis, 18. Albert van den Berg, 19. Keegan Daniel, 20. Charl McLeod, 21. Adrian Abraham Jacobs, 22. Stefan Terblanche



121 Comments

  • This side is up on Superrugby, but not the Sharks site yet. It SHOULD be accurate, given the noises we’ve heard.

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.02.08 18:12:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • did someone fart?

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.02.08 18:13:42 by JT Reply

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  • did someone fart?

    27.02.08 18:13:42 – JT Edit

    Not that i am aware of but I did see Schalk Burger virtually Kak in his pants last week. :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.02.08 18:19:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 27.02.08 18:19:28 – KSA Shark ©

    Probably when he saw the offer from Toulon :shock:

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.02.08 18:20:50 by JT Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.02.08 18:22:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 27.02.08 18:20:50 – JT
    And the again when he saw Roos running touch :oops:

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.02.08 18:23:34 by JT Reply

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  • I’m just glad Bismarck is there.

    I hope he is 100%, he would be a great loss if he does himslef a further injury by playing when not fully ready.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.02.08 18:23:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • seems Dick Muir is going for consistency…

    MM must be at the golf course today :roll:

    I wonder how Jannie is enjoying starting on the bench? This is a rumour – let me stress very much a rumour – that Toulon have approached BJ as well (methinks they printed a shite load of merchandise in the hope of signing a B Botha)…

    Looking forward to Kockerott starting, also gives us a chance to see if McLeod can step it up a level too.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.02.08 18:24:02 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Quinny

    I know about that rumour, but there is also comment that most of the Sharks are unhappy and looking to go elsewhere.

    I treat both those rumours with the contempt they deserve.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.02.08 18:27:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • probably originated from the mouth of a Bull…

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.02.08 18:28:55 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • ksa
    You have mail on Fb. I give the Sharks 10 on the Bulls this weekend!

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.02.08 18:29:46 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • very strong squad.
    when a XV has to send to the bench people like van den Berg and Daniel…. :shock:

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.02.08 18:30:48 by H.O. Reply

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  • I am worried about AJ at flank with these experimental laws.

    Play ackers for 40min, bring Albert on at flank and move AJ to lock.

    You NEED AJ there for a full 80 against the Bulls, but he won’t last the 80 at Flank IMO.

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.02.08 18:31:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I see macleod is on the bench.

    I would be interested to see who kicks if he replaces Kockott.

    Will Michalak play the whole game and take over from Kockott as kicker?

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.02.08 18:33:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • yes agree KSA, Albert has certainly shown a set of wheels from the bench – think the new laws suits mobile style of play to a t – flank will give him a free licence to play the sort of game he likes to play. If only we had more depth at flank – I would then suggest moving AJ to lock for the rest of the S14…

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.02.08 18:33:42 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • AB

    I had two mails from you on FB this am. Is there a third one since then?

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.02.08 18:34:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I eckon Steyn will be the back-up kicker KSA. Michalak tends to be erratic with his place-kicking, so probably 3rd choice behind the Kockerott & Steyn.

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.02.08 18:35:03 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Two? Shouldnt be. But you got it at least!

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.02.08 18:35:45 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • Quinny if all goes according to plan we should have another flank in a few days though

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.02.08 18:36:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • AB one was from you and one was from the Supporters voice.

    I replied to the Durban Question and am just waiting for an answer from Dbn.

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.02.08 18:37:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • who Epi?

    ‘Bout bloody time. If all goes well, I can state the following “at least we played the weaker teams before the Tongan arrived” :wink:

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.02.08 18:38:04 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Ok thats correct, the voice one was general! Thanks for that! I need to sort the provinces quickly now!

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.02.08 18:39:21 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • I am looking forward to the Midfield battle.

    Steyn Nel Olivier against Michalak Steyn Murray.

    The Bulls may have leaked tries aplenty but in derby matches everybody ups their games and those leaks will be plugged pretty well IMO.

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.02.08 18:40:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Quinny

    The Japanese Play Offs ended this last weekend with the Wild Knights (Brown and Taione’s team) losing hteir first match of the season.

    So unless there is some additional fixtures that I am not aware of i would expect him to be on his way to Dbn already.

    HEY maybe that is where MM is. :wink:

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.02.08 18:42:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Sharks just need to take points when its on offer, that mistake almost cost them last week!

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.02.08 18:42:19 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • FYI

    Suntory Sungoliath upset Sanyo Wild Knights 14-10 to claim the Microsoft Cup and Top League title following an exciting final at Chichibunomiya Stadium on Sunday.

    Tries by Juntaro Takemoto and Hirotoki Onozawa and two conversions by Ryan Nicholas helped Suntory to their first piece of silverware since 2003, when they won the last edition of the corporate rugby championship.

    Sanyo’s points came from a try by Ryu Koliniasi Holani and a conversion and penalty goal by Tony Brown.

    “This is the first time we have won a title in five years,” said Suntory coach Katsuyuki Kiyomiya. “But it is not just the result of the work put in this year. It’s the experiences of the last few years that helped us win today.”

    Having lost last year’s final to Toshiba Brave Lupus in time added on, Suntory put aside their usual expansive game and relied on their forwards to grind out the win.

    “We knew Sanyo were weak in the maul so we played to that,” said Kiyomiya.

    The loss of Daniel Heenan when the two sides met in December also meant Sanyo struggled in the line out and Suntory’s opening try in the 19th minute came from one of a number of losses Sanyo suffered on their own throw-in.

    “Suntory were very good at exploiting our weaknesses,” said Sanyo coach Katsufumi Miyamoto.

    Takemoto’s try saw Suntory edge ahead 5-3 and that became 7-3 when Ryan Nicholas added the conversion – though he needed two attempts after his first was charged down. Referee George Ayoub, however, ruled that Sanyo charged too early and Nicholas made no mistake second time around.

    Holani’s try was the result of some fine interplay between the Sanyo backs and forwards and Brown’s conversion saw the teams go into the break with just three points separating them.

    With the wind continuing to have a huge say in the game, Suntory scored the only points of the second half when Onozawa received a well-timed inside pass from Naoya Nomura before slipping a Sanyo tackle and using his pace to go over from 45 meters out.

    Sanyo tried to do a repeat of last week, when they fought back to beat Toshiba after the hooter, but the Suntory defense held firm.

    “We made two small mistakes and Suntory scored from both,” said Miyamoto.

    Kiyomiya, meanwhile, admitted his team had learnt a lot from last year’s defeat.

    “Last year we were too nervous and didn’t know how to play finals rugby,” he said. “This year we are all a little older and a little wiser.”

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.02.08 18:43:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • yip agree AB, and with the current state of affairs at Loftus, that makes this game a MUST WIN game – in fact, we need to aim for those max points.

    Would be heartbreaking to miss out on a semi spot due to dropped bonus points…

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.02.08 18:43:44 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • The Sharks just need to take points when its on offer, that mistake almost cost them last week!

    27.02.08 18:42:19 – AB Rugby Supporters Voice Edit

    Damn right and with Kockott in the team we have a boot with darn good accuracy so need to use it when the chance is there.

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.02.08 18:44:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • ooo, a little bit of a choke from the Wild Knights, n’est-ce-pas?

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.02.08 18:45:10 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Quinny and i obviously agree but he feels we are gonna score tries and I feel we are gonna kick points.

    :smile:

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.02.08 18:45:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Perhaps Tony Brown is edging close to his expiry date…now that would be funny.

    Mind you, won’t be the first time the Stroppies have bought a flop…

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.02.08 18:46:20 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • We, Bulls, just do not have a defensive or thretening midfield! Jake got this “rush defense” brainwashed into these guys and it doesnt work given a 14m plus gap from scrums!

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.02.08 18:46:39 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • Tony brown was voted best 10 of the season in Japan.

    here

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.02.08 18:47:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Threatening that is sorry :oops:

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.02.08 18:47:58 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • :mrgreen: But then again this is the league in which Jaco van der Westhuysen is actually highly rated…

    (awaiting savage beating)

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.02.08 18:50:13 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Quinny

    Brown is getting old but I think he will still do damn well this season.

    I have been following the articles on Japanese Rugby in their newpapers and their union website and Brown has done something good almost everyweek.

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.02.08 18:51:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.02.08 18:51:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sure! :grin: You still have not forgiven him for scaling the uprights 14 m’s up? :???:

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.02.08 18:53:03 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • AB

    I will reserve judgement on whether the rush defence works with the bigger gap or not for now.

    I will say though that none of these guys played for White with any regularity. Only Olivier really.

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.02.08 18:53:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA
    True, but that principle of rush defense was employed by all provinces in last years S14. Its a matter, in my opinion, of adapting defensive lines to cater for speed and it will in a way go back to quite a few years ago when there was a enforced distance!

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.02.08 18:56:55 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • yeah the rush defense has become almost fashionable amongst teams over the last couple of seasons, to the extent that you could say it’s getting a bit predictable….

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.02.08 18:58:35 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • What’s that equasion? Distance and speed = velocity?

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.02.08 19:00:41 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • I think it is Distance and speed let’s Frans put it over from 57m.

    :wink:

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.02.08 19:03:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • e = mc squared?

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.02.08 19:04:11 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • lol

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.02.08 19:04:46 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Quantum Physics = No rules!

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.02.08 19:07:51 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • quinn… did you hear the BJ rumour somewhere OTHER than rw?

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.02.08 19:10:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • p = mv.

    Momentum = mass x velocity.

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.02.08 19:10:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks Rob :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.02.08 19:11:37 by AB Rugby Supporters Voice Reply

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  • yes roberto…

    but it was a dodgy source, so I am very sceptical…

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.02.08 19:13:51 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • I’m sure it’s true that they approached him.

    But the “original sauce” seems to think it’s a done deal.

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.02.08 19:17:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Momentum = mass x velocity

    Is there any truth to the rumour that Epi Taione determined this equation??

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.02.08 19:18:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • no… he is the reason that the symbol “p” represent momentum. Momentum is otherwise known as “Paddy Power”

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.02.08 19:20:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • well then he’s a bloody fool…

    I’ll be very disappointed in him if he joins the Toulon circus. Really he’s still young for a prop & should play with the World’s best on a regular basis – I can see him playing for teams like Leicester, Stade Francais & Perpignon. But Toulon? Don’t make me laugh. 3 words sum it up – “lack of ambition” and/or “I LOVE money” – take your pick.

  • Comment 54, posted at 27.02.08 19:23:19 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • look – I think that it’s foolish to expect that BJ and Jannie will stay with the same team forever. One of them will get gatvol and move on.

    it won’t be before the end of the super 14, though… remember, we still have Pat waiting in the wings too.

    I say if BJ wants to go after the Super 14, let him go.

  • Comment 55, posted at 27.02.08 19:27:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • I say stop giving the rumours air time they are just that. HOT AIR

  • Comment 56, posted at 27.02.08 19:31:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • yeah – it’s a good point, KSA…

    Like the rumour that Bismarck has a broken rib ;)

  • Comment 57, posted at 27.02.08 19:33:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • :lol:

    Different sauces but sauces none the less.

  • Comment 58, posted at 27.02.08 19:34:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I like sauce… the hotter the better

  • Comment 59, posted at 27.02.08 19:37:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • anyway – we should be getting an update from Fish’s Sauce later this evening. Let’s see if he sticks to his story.

  • Comment 60, posted at 27.02.08 19:39:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • now i know he is a walking red card, but keegan daniel got more game time in the 2005 super 14 than last year or this year. anyone know what the story is? the boy sure has talent, shame to see it wasted, even if it is due to his own poor discipline.

  • Comment 61, posted at 27.02.08 19:53:45 by knersboy Reply

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  • Knersboy – RD and I were talking about it the other day. Don’t know what has gotten into him. IRB player of the year (u21). Such a huge career ahead of him and every time he gets a chance to play and prove himself he does something stupid. Like a rush of blood to the head. I have spent months defending him – and then last week he goes on for 10 minutes and disappoints me again!

  • Comment 62, posted at 27.02.08 20:21:09 by Nessa Reply

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  • yeah Nessa, i know what you mean. but maybe they should give him a start, something more than 10 minutes where he probably feels he needs to really make his impact felt.

  • Comment 63, posted at 27.02.08 20:57:53 by knersboy Reply

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  • Knersboy – I think that is part of the problem. When they give him so little time on the field he tries too hard to make an impression. He certainly is a great players. I watched him play a lot of Wildebeest (Vodacom) rugby 2 years ago – that’s where I met him and expected great things from him. I think it is unfortunate that he hasn’t had many starts – has also carried some injuries and just when he had an opportunity to play a few full games – he got a red card.

  • Comment 64, posted at 27.02.08 21:01:35 by Nessa Reply

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  • Keegan needs to learn to play to his strengths. Speed and guile are far more important to a loose forward now than bulk and aggression

  • Comment 65, posted at 27.02.08 21:14:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • ja strongside, i think the 5-2 split is almost going to become mandatory with the new rules or certain against teams like the force.

  • Comment 66, posted at 27.02.08 21:35:21 by cab Reply

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  • uhm good morning everyone

    the side has not been selected yet

    here is the latest press release by muir
    The Sharks’ failure to score a try against the Stormers last weekend could cost Brad Barritt his place for Saturday’s crucial Vodacom Super 14 showdown with the Bulls at Loftus at the weekend.
    It is understood from Durban that coach Dick Muir is giving serious consideration to dropping his inside centre and replacing him with Frans Steyn, who will move up from fullback. Of course Steyn is no stranger to the position as that is where he played in last year’s World Cup.

    Muir hinted after the Vodacom Stormers game that there may be a change as he felt that Steyn was desperate for more work.

    “I think Frans was a little frustrated at fullback and that is why we saw him coming up into the line so much and take so many big hits,” said Muir.

    Barritt was one of the stars of the Sharks season in 2007 but has not been in great form in 2008. His play at centre appears at times to lack a bit of variation and consists chiefly of him bashing the ball up. He is a talented player and is sure to be back if he is dropped.

    Former Springbok wing Stefan Terblanche is the man who will take over at fullback should Muir opt to move Steyn up to the midfield.

    He played there in the Currie Cup season for the Sharks and was a success, and he scored a try from that position against the Western Force, a game where Steyn played flyhalf in the absence of Frederik Michalak.

    Further anticipated changes to the Sharks side that beat the Stormers could come at hooker and at scrumhalf.

    In the latter position there will definitely be a change as Ruan Pienaar has been ruled out with a collar bone injury.

    Rory Kockott played well as his replacement in the second half against the Stormers.

    The hooker position may be less easy to sort out, however, particularly as this match is against the Bulls, who will be smarting from the mauling their tight five took at the hands of the Crusaders last week.

    Bismarck du Plessis is extremely doubtful, while it is unlikely that the Sharks will risk regular replacement Craig Burden, a retreaded backline player, in the starting lineup.

    So, we could see former Pumas and Stormers hooker Skipper Badenhorst recalled to anchor the scrum at Loftus.

  • Comment 67, posted at 28.02.08 09:06:49 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Something’s afoot here. Will find out what’s going on and let you know

  • Comment 68, posted at 28.02.08 09:22:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • Oh boy …

  • Comment 69, posted at 28.02.08 09:30:09 by Nessa Reply

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  • My thoughts exactly Nessa.

    Rob is gonna have a fit if Barritt is dropped.

    And Charlie will have an even bigger one if he replaces Adi on the bench.

    :roll:

  • Comment 70, posted at 28.02.08 09:38:23 by wpw Reply
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  • I am calm… I am relaxed ;)

  • Comment 71, posted at 28.02.08 09:42:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • #

    I am calm… I am relaxed ;)
    28.02.08 09:42:39 – robdylan

    (while breathing into a brown paper bag) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 72, posted at 28.02.08 09:50:22 by wpw Reply
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  • wpw,

    No fit @ all :mrgreen: , Adi can do with a rest :cry: but the Sharks will score no tries more as currently with Steyn @ 12, he seems to sometimes forget that he’s participating in a team sport :evil:

  • Comment 73, posted at 28.02.08 09:56:54 by Charlie Reply

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  • “Bismarck du Plessis is extremely doubtful, while it is unlikely that the Sharks will risk regular replacement Craig Burden, a retreaded backline player, in the starting lineup ”

    So, we could see former Pumas and Stormers hooker Skipper Badenhorst recalled to anchor the scrum at Loftus….

    Interesting… :roll:

  • Comment 74, posted at 28.02.08 09:59:04 by Charlie Reply

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  • That story by Gavin Rich is nothing but speculation anyway. It is definitely not a “press release from Muir” ;)

  • Comment 75, posted at 28.02.08 10:00:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • I can’t say that I am relaxed – I would be lying.

  • Comment 76, posted at 28.02.08 10:02:13 by Nessa Reply

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  • speculation = Muir’s mind games… :roll:

  • Comment 77, posted at 28.02.08 10:02:39 by Charlie Reply

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  • I still say, where there is smoke there is fire. There is obviously a problem with Bismarck and Dick doesn’t want the Bulls to know he isn’t playing until the last minute.

  • Comment 78, posted at 28.02.08 10:04:30 by Nessa Reply

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  • Nessa,

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 79, posted at 28.02.08 10:05:29 by Charlie Reply

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  • Hi Charlie! I am a bit nervous for Saturday. Think I should take a whole box of Calmettes before I go to Loftus!

  • Comment 80, posted at 28.02.08 10:06:17 by Nessa Reply

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  • Since when does the hooker anchor the scrum? I thought that was the tighthead prop’s job…

    My gut feel is we will see a team with Barritt at 12 and Skipper at 2

  • Comment 81, posted at 28.02.08 10:08:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nessa,

    No need to be, it’s going to be tough but the Sharks will take it, don’t be suprised with 5 log points… :wink:

  • Comment 82, posted at 28.02.08 10:11:43 by Charlie Reply

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  • I for one hope the Bulls get thrashed by the Guppies on Saturday.

    If there is one team i despise its the Bulle.

    :shock:

  • Comment 83, posted at 28.02.08 10:13:26 by wpw Reply
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  • wpw love the Sharks :cool:

  • Comment 84, posted at 28.02.08 10:16:07 by Charlie Reply

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  • Okay Charlie – will keep a positive attitude.

  • Comment 85, posted at 28.02.08 10:26:33 by Nessa Reply

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  • There is absolute silence about this one… I am speaking to one of the guys in half an hour and will try REALLY HARD to find out what’s likely to happen.

  • Comment 86, posted at 28.02.08 10:27:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    GO SHARKS !!! :lol:

  • Comment 87, posted at 28.02.08 10:27:37 by Charlie Reply

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  • RD – I am telling you – they don’t want the Bulls to know whether he is playing or not. I remember the same thing happening at Loftus last year. They didn’t announce until the day they played that Deon was injured. Meantime they knew all week.

  • Comment 88, posted at 28.02.08 10:30:07 by Nessa Reply

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  • Love is a strong word Charlie…

    I like the Sharks. :shock:

  • Comment 89, posted at 28.02.08 10:30:25 by wpw Reply
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  • charlie… you manage to have that conversation last night? ;)

  • Comment 90, posted at 28.02.08 10:31:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • RD – well the last conversation I had with you know who – they said it was doubtful Bis would play and that it looked like my man was starting (if you get my drift). However, maybe they have been told to be tight lipped about it all.

  • Comment 91, posted at 28.02.08 10:34:11 by Nessa Reply

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  • I wish they would cut the bullshit mind games, to be honest. Winning a game of rugby is not about hiding your team from the opposition until 5 minutes before kick off. It’s about naming your team on Monday morning and concentrating on getting your own game right.

  • Comment 92, posted at 28.02.08 10:35:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ness – it’s that very man I’m speaking to just now.

  • Comment 93, posted at 28.02.08 10:36:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • Couldn’t agree with you more!

    You may be right however and they may go with Skipper because he has had more experience at Hooker – but is his injury healed? He hasn’t played for a while and could be rusty?

  • Comment 94, posted at 28.02.08 10:37:16 by Nessa Reply

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  • RD – cool!!

    Don’t forget to let me know when you post the interview. I may not be on line and I may miss it. Send me a mail please.

  • Comment 95, posted at 28.02.08 10:38:22 by Nessa Reply

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  • Molweni!

    So, Frans might start.

    Speculative story at best – people should know better than to drop such stories on the public. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 96, posted at 28.02.08 10:38:50 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Fish – looks like you’re going to be vindicated, boet… I hope you do your share of crowing.

  • Comment 97, posted at 28.02.08 10:39:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • sure Ness – I’ll mail it to you

  • Comment 98, posted at 28.02.08 10:41:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • Aaah you know me Rob – diffident, soft-spoken and humble to a fault. :wink:

    I see Big W is in the house. Nice to see you again wpw – Bhuteni Khompela was calling us to complain about the lack of representativity amongst our posters. :wink:

  • Comment 99, posted at 28.02.08 10:46:43 by Big Fish Reply
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  • oh dear.

    Wes – I forgot to post that article yesterday… you feel like doing it?

  • Comment 100, posted at 28.02.08 10:50:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • No. :mrgreen:

    Its fine Rob. Lets leave it for some other time.

    Started anti-natal classes last night.

    Never thought i’d enjoy it as much as i did. :shock:

  • Comment 101, posted at 28.02.08 11:03:56 by wpw Reply
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  • Hey BF.

    How’s it hanging? (don’t answer that)

    :roll:

  • Comment 102, posted at 28.02.08 11:04:39 by wpw Reply
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  • The big qusetion – will Ludicrous improve on his amazing record of 4 wins in 26 Super rugby games. ;)

    OR

    will it become 4 / 27 ?

    I for one have great faith in Ludicrous’ ability to keep adding to that total in the Lose column.

  • Comment 103, posted at 28.02.08 11:11:58 by yossarian Reply

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  • 28.02.08 11:03:56 – wpw

    Why are you anti-Natal? I thought you likes the Sharks? :evil:

    By the way, has your wife started with her ante-natal classes yet? :wink:

    28.02.08 11:04:39 – wpw

    :grin:

    To my knee… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 104, posted at 28.02.08 11:14:28 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Started anti-natal classes last night.

    DUDE!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you are refering to the classes because your missus is pregnant.

    I mean for a WP supporter to need classes to not smaak natal is just not on.

    Don’t tell your mates they will moer you for not having a dislike for us naturally

  • Comment 105, posted at 28.02.08 11:15:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • My biggest / only fear is the players will do like England in the WC and tell their “coach” to take a back seat. Then you have guys like F du P and Wickus to reinvent them, it might be dangerous.

  • Comment 106, posted at 28.02.08 11:15:10 by yossarian Reply

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  • 28.02.08 11:03:56 – wpw

    We all knew you would enjoy Anti-Natal classes….you have always had a thing against the province and its rugby team.

  • Comment 107, posted at 28.02.08 11:15:28 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • two words BF:

    Bantu Eddication :roll:

  • Comment 108, posted at 28.02.08 11:15:44 by wpw Reply
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  • How’s it hanging? (don’t answer that)

    28.02.08 11:04:39 – wpw Edit

    doesn’t it need to be at least a few inches long to actually HANG?

  • Comment 109, posted at 28.02.08 11:16:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • snap….

  • Comment 110, posted at 28.02.08 11:16:22 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • DP

    snap for a FEW of us. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 111, posted at 28.02.08 11:18:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • SHUT UP you monkeys!!! :lol:

    Have you never made a spelling error before??? :evil:

  • Comment 112, posted at 28.02.08 11:19:09 by wpw Reply
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  • 28.02.08 11:15:02 – KSA Shark ©
    28.02.08 11:15:28 – Dive Pass

    Sorry Oome – I is just too young and too fast!

    Try and keep up next time.

    Kid Dyno-mite!

  • Comment 113, posted at 28.02.08 11:20:15 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Guys I’m about to sell Bissy in my FL team – on your rumours that he is not going to be there on Saturday, I am I right??

  • Comment 114, posted at 28.02.08 11:20:16 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Mike Greenaway on Frans Ludeke:

    When they “do what they do do well”, to borrow from that Boy Scout sing-along song, the Bulls usually win, but there is no plan B. Nor is there likely to be under Frans Ludeke.

    He won rugby’s equivalent of the jackpot when, on the back of his incredible Super 12 record of three wins from 24 matches, he came from no job to succeeding his good friend, Heyneke Meyer, the excellent former coach, at the helm of the champions.

    Hang on a minute, have I just stumbled across something profound . . . Because besides his being Afrikaans and religious, I can’t for the life of me think of anything else that qualified Ludeke for the job.

  • Comment 115, posted at 28.02.08 11:20:35 by wpw Reply
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  • #

    Guys I’m about to sell Bissy in my FL team – on your rumours that he is not going to be there on Saturday, I am I right??
    28.02.08 11:20:16 – Dive Pass

    Rumours?

    Dude, we are talking about Feeesh’s highly credible sauce.

    Dont be a doubting Thomas! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 116, posted at 28.02.08 11:23:39 by wpw Reply
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  • Ok well let’s hope the sauce don’t upset my stomach….

  • Comment 117, posted at 28.02.08 11:26:32 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Have you never made a spelling error before???

    28.02.08 11:19:09 – wpw Edit

    Hey dude I didn’t know it was a spelling arror until it was pointed out. :oops:

    i was just giving you kak for being anti-natal. :wink:

    In Kroonstad they haven’t got a clue about those sorts of classes. :oops:

  • Comment 118, posted at 28.02.08 11:27:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Im pretty sure he wont play DP – lots of rumblings from various quarters.

  • Comment 119, posted at 28.02.08 11:28:30 by Big Fish Reply
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  • DP wait on selling bismarck. go read the what is dick playing at thread.

  • Comment 120, posted at 28.02.08 11:29:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :wink: KSA

  • Comment 121, posted at 28.02.08 11:36:45 by wpw Reply
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