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AJ at lock, no Adi as Sharks name team for Reds clash


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 27 Mar 2008 at 13:23

Utility back Adrian Jacobs as failed a late fitness test and has been omitted from the Sharks 22 to face the Reds at Absa Stadium on Saturday. Utility forward AJ Venter has been declared fit and will pack down in the second row alongside captain Johann Muller.

Jannie du Plessis and BJ Botha swap places this week, with the latter sure to earn his 50th Super Rugby cap coming off the bench later in the game. du Plessis packs down next to his brother Bismarck and Tendai Mtawarira in the front row. Keegan Daniel, Jacques Botes and Ryan Kankowski form a speedy loose trio with good ball skills all round.

Ruan Pienaar comes back into the starting lineup at scrumhalf, meaning a return to bench duty for young Rory Kockott. Frans Steyn continues at flyhalf and the rest of the backline that did duty against the Lions a fortnight ago will be in action again. New recruit Epi Taione comes onto the bench and his versatility will offset the loss of Jacobs to an extent.

Sharks team:

15. Stefan Terblanche
14. Odwa Ndungane
13. Waylon Murray
12. Bradley Barritt
11. JP Pietersen
10. Francois Steyn
9. Ruan Pienaar
8. Ryan Kankowski
7. Jacques Botes
6. Keegan Daniel
5. Johann Muller (Captain)
4. AJ Venter
3. Jannie du Plessis
2. Bismarck du Plessis
1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements:
16. Craig Burden
17. BJ Botha
18. Albert van den Berg
19. Steven Sykes
20. Epi Taione
21. Rory Kockott
22. Frederic Michalak



97 Comments

  • Go Sharks…!!!

    Hope the humidity is down and the Sharks put it all together and we eventually see the full potential of a very talented backline (despite my difference of opinion with Mr Muir on who to play where in that backline).

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.03.08 14:02:28 by Dive Pass Reply
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  • I haven’t been able to watch any Sharks games yet and was curious as to how Beast is coming on. Well he be able to hold his own on the international stage at test level yet?

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.03.08 14:07:04 by Ollie Reply
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  • Ollie not quite sure his scrummaging is at international level yet but he is improving in this department and his general play is excellent.

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.03.08 14:10:12 by Dive Pass Reply
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  • Front rowers are like red wine as well, and he is still a youngster, so I suppose there is a chance for the green & gold for him in the future then.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.03.08 14:12:35 by Ollie Reply
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  • Must say I am relieved having Stefan at 15…and is very curious to see Ipi Tombi :wink: playing!

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.03.08 14:15:05 by Ice Reply
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  • You know, I never rated Stefan when he was a Bok. Justn’t didn’th think he was good enough.

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.03.08 14:16:40 by Ollie Reply

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  • My word, my typing is shocking today. Not that it is good most days, but today…….

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.03.08 14:17:29 by Ollie Reply

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  • I think so Ollie but as you say frontrankers need time and I hope the politics of SA rugby doesn’t result in him being rushed into Green and Gold too soon and stuffing up a very promising career.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.03.08 14:18:05 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Let’s hope so DP. It’s all in PdV’s hands though.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.03.08 14:19:35 by Ollie Reply

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  • Ollie – I think he is doing well now – he gives the very young backline a bit a stability and he’s hands are good…IMO :smile:

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.03.08 14:20:27 by Ice Reply
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  • 27.03.08 14:15:05 – Ice

    Keep calling him “Ipi Tombi” and you might confuse Mad Mike into thinking he’s from Zululand and result in having him picked for the Boks…

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.03.08 14:20:51 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • BTW – will Beast be able to play for the Boks?

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.03.08 14:21:03 by Ice Reply
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  • Just called him that because of my (one of many) bad moments today! :wink:

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.03.08 14:22:25 by Ice Reply
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  • Playing for the Boks a few years ago he just didn’t seem to be able to think on his feet. Basically, I get the ball and I run as fast as I can straight towards the tryline until I get crunched type stuff. :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.03.08 14:22:39 by Ollie Reply

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  • Dont get all Catty with me!! :wink:

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.03.08 14:25:04 by Ice Reply
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  • Good side…I’m happy with that. Will be interesting to see how Ruan plays after his lay off. Am sure the “break” will have done him good.

    Quality bench again….pity about Sykes :wink: :grin:

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.03.08 14:30:18 by Villie Reply
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  • Very excited to see what Epi can bring. :D

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.03.08 14:31:17 by Waz Reply

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  • Ollie…don’t forget his 4 tries on debut against Ireland! :cool:

    I do admit that he went stale and wasn’t playing good rugby. His stint overseas seemed to do him the world of good….just as it did for Monty!

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.03.08 14:31:45 by Villie Reply
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  • :mad: :mad: You know who that is directed at!! :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.03.08 14:32:00 by Ice Reply
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  • Hi Waz

    Epi will bring some sheer physicality….just what we need!

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.03.08 14:33:49 by Villie Reply
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  • Villie, I hope so, I haven’t seen him play since his return, so will reserve comment until I do. I’ll really have to download a Sharks game from mediazone one of these days.

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.03.08 14:34:14 by Ollie Reply

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  • We all know who it was directed at.

    Hey Villie!

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.03.08 14:34:41 by Nessa Reply

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  • 27.03.08 14:31:45 – Villie

    Maybe we should send all our stale players to the Welsh valleys for a season or two…

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.03.08 14:34:48 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Ollie – why dont you watch our games??? Not nice to see the best of the best in action??? :wink: Knowing that you clearly support the wrong team?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.03.08 14:35:36 by Ice Reply
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  • DP, maybe not, look at how quickly the Welsh learn from them. :grin:

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.03.08 14:36:10 by Ollie Reply

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  • DP

    It’s not a bad idea…seems to work, somehow the guys seem to be rejuvenated. Wonder if its anything to do with the lovely Welsh lasses? :razz: :twisted:

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.03.08 14:36:59 by Villie Reply
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  • Oh my word! You ARE a Sharks supporter!! :oops:

    You see Ness – another BLUNDER!!! :oops: Whats going ON??

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.03.08 14:37:49 by Ice Reply
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  • Ice, I support the Sharks, nobody else. I don’t really get to watch the games because I refuse to pay the price for SkySports in Belgium and the closest Paddy pub is miles away.

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.03.08 14:38:14 by Ollie Reply

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  • 27.03.08 14:36:10 – Ollie

    We see after the June tests….actually I bit worried about the Boks in general this season….particular with who of the overseas Boks is going to playing

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.03.08 14:39:15 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Ollie – so that’s why you are so stressed out! You can’t watch the games.

    Ice – :twisted: :twisted:

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.03.08 14:39:49 by Nessa Reply

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  • How come a Soutie have a nic “Ollie” ?? Or you just a Ollie supporter??

    Ok – help me – you in Belgium but looking for a Irish pub – or am I being dof again?

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.03.08 14:40:25 by Ice Reply
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  • Ice

    Irish pubs always show the rugby!! That AND they are VERY festive!! :cool:

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.03.08 14:44:51 by Villie Reply
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  • DP, I have found it strange that when the 6N teams play each other they are suddenly looking good, but crap in the RWC. I think it is a case of mediocre evenly matched teams creating a good game, but come the Boks etc . and things will change.

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.03.08 14:45:02 by Ollie Reply

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  • Ice, I’ve had the nick since I was knee high to a grasshopper, it originates from playing marbles at primary school, which were called arlies.

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.03.08 14:46:58 by Ollie Reply

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  • Ness, I must actually change my pic, I just thought it was quite cute and had nothing better at the time.

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.03.08 14:47:59 by Ollie Reply

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  • hello everyone

    ice maam to answer ur question about beast
    he payed for zimbabwe as a junior so he has i think 2 years here still before he can play for the boks

    and his aspirations are to play for the boks

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.03.08 14:49:13 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • payed = played

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.03.08 14:49:59 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Thanks SL – thought as much – did not know how long to go still..

    Ollie – I was the Arlie champ!! still dont get the Ollie / Arlies though! :???:

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.03.08 15:12:20 by Ice Reply
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  • Ice, they sound pretty similar, no. It’s just a hop, skip & a jump from arlie to Ollie

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.03.08 15:16:06 by Ollie Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Ok Olls!! :wink:

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.03.08 15:17:10 by Ice Reply
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  • Olls works as well. It wouldn’t be the first time. :grin:

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.03.08 15:20:07 by Ollie Reply

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  • I am a nick-namey- type of person – in an affectionate way – olls seems more loveable than ollie… :wink: …Liefie and words like that also helps you to not get your wires cross… :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.03.08 15:23:06 by Ice Reply
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  • Lets not go down the “wires crossed” road (again)…… :grin:

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.03.08 15:29:06 by Ollie Reply

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  • Deal!!! :lol:

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.03.08 15:32:51 by Ice Reply
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  • hehehehehe
    No knowing where BF will go with it. :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.03.08 15:34:06 by Ollie Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.03.08 15:35:03 by Ice Reply
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  • Where IS everyone else? :cry:

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.03.08 15:37:16 by Ice Reply
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  • Getting ready for tonight? :?:

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.03.08 15:38:30 by Ollie Reply

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  • Hey you guys!

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.03.08 15:38:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • Geez – what they doing – painting and powdering?? Takes me 5 minutes to get ready for a jol! :razz:

    Rob! Welcome to Sharksworld! :twisted:

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.03.08 15:42:49 by Ice Reply
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  • Yyyyeeees, what can we do for you?

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.03.08 15:44:18 by Ollie Reply

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  • Don’t ask, Ice, don’t ask.

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.03.08 15:44:59 by Ollie Reply

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  • Ok _ i am off earlier today – see you tonight!!!

    Rob – I hope I recognise you!!! :oops:

    Be good – if you cannot be good – take pictures!! :twisted:

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.03.08 15:46:55 by Ice Reply
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  • pictures = evidence

  • Comment 54, posted at 27.03.08 15:48:53 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Cheers Ice. Don’t break too many tables tonight. :smile:

  • Comment 55, posted at 27.03.08 15:48:53 by Ollie Reply

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  • I’ll try my best, Olls!! :wink: No promises though!

    PJLD – I will make sure hubs leave the camera at home this time!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 27.03.08 15:51:33 by Ice Reply
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  • See you later. Bald guy in a sharks jersey. Easy to spot!

  • Comment 57, posted at 27.03.08 15:54:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • 27.03.08 15:54:06 – robdylan

    I thought there were a lot of those around Jhb?

  • Comment 58, posted at 27.03.08 15:55:55 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • DP, only when the Bulls lose. :twisted:

  • Comment 59, posted at 27.03.08 15:57:59 by Ollie Reply

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  • Law of averages!

  • Comment 60, posted at 27.03.08 15:58:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • Which means you see a lot of them lately. hehehehe

  • Comment 61, posted at 27.03.08 15:58:23 by Ollie Reply

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  • hello bald guy in Sharks jersey

  • Comment 62, posted at 27.03.08 15:59:30 by hellbent Reply

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  • 27.03.08 15:58:23 – Ollie

    Do the ones with moustaches have to shave it off before they can put on the Sharks jersey?

  • Comment 63, posted at 27.03.08 16:00:47 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Nah, DP, but they have to remove the comb from their socks.

  • Comment 64, posted at 27.03.08 16:02:15 by Ollie Reply

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  • How’s the trip been? Enjoying the weather?

  • Comment 65, posted at 27.03.08 16:03:18 by hellbent Reply

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  • HB there’s an idea to put to Sharks marketing….a Sharks safari suit only available at inland stores…

  • Comment 66, posted at 27.03.08 16:03:54 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • DP, with hidden comb pocket in the socks. Don’t forget that, very important.

  • Comment 67, posted at 27.03.08 16:05:20 by Ollie Reply

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  • Weather is too hot for my delicate skin!

  • Comment 68, posted at 27.03.08 16:06:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ksa has a moustache! :-)

  • Comment 69, posted at 27.03.08 16:07:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • Weather is too hot for my delicate skin!
    27.03.08 16:06:14 – robdylan

    You need a good Sharks safari suit to protect you from the African sun…If I was Stan I would remind you of the redcoats at the battle of….

  • Comment 70, posted at 27.03.08 16:09:08 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Stan who? :)

  • Comment 71, posted at 27.03.08 16:11:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob, I bet you are not missing the lovely UK weather at the mo?

  • Comment 72, posted at 27.03.08 16:11:41 by Ollie Reply

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  • Hey Rob want is with that link to an Aussie website (not to mention the the tabloid blog)….

    I mean it even calls itself Green and Gold as opposed to Gold and Green…is that Bok envy? In the same way the Stormers tried to wear Black?

  • Comment 73, posted at 27.03.08 16:21:12 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • It’s called reciprocity :-) aka link spam

  • Comment 74, posted at 27.03.08 16:29:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • :)

    See Sharksrugby is on Amatomu now……

  • Comment 75, posted at 27.03.08 16:33:15 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • “Ksa has a moustache! :-)

    Hehehehe!

  • Comment 76, posted at 27.03.08 16:35:16 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • You need a good Sharks safari suit to protect you from the African sun…If I was Stan I would remind you of the redcoats at the battle of….

    27.03.08 16:09:08 – Dive Pass

    At least Rob doesn’t need a comb to put in his long socks

  • Comment 77, posted at 27.03.08 16:37:53 by hellbent Reply

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  • Hey Charlie are you in hiding cos your man is out for Saturday?….are you even going to watch the game?

  • Comment 78, posted at 27.03.08 16:38:33 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • What’s Amatomu?

  • Comment 79, posted at 27.03.08 16:38:37 by Ollie Reply

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  • 27.03.08 16:37:53 – hellbent :lol:

  • Comment 80, posted at 27.03.08 16:40:34 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • http://www.amatomu.com/cat.php?cat=6

    Monitors the popularity of blogs that subscribe to it….

  • Comment 81, posted at 27.03.08 16:41:34 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Ah, thanks DP.

  • Comment 82, posted at 27.03.08 16:45:58 by Ollie Reply

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  • Sharksworld knocks socks off Sharksrugby!

  • Comment 83, posted at 27.03.08 16:48:21 by hellbent Reply

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  • :)

  • Comment 84, posted at 27.03.08 16:49:15 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Rob doesn’t need socks, not having to have a comb…

  • Comment 86, posted at 27.03.08 16:51:42 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Just in case …maybe…. perhaps…someone from Sharksrugby is reading here…a bit of constructive critism…. I find the “enter the website” page a bit 90s and also a bit irrating…take it, leave it, use it, don’t use it.

  • Comment 87, posted at 27.03.08 16:55:17 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • njoy yourselves you lucky Jozi bloggers!

    DP – Thanks for the criticism, it is taken in the spirit intended.

    By the way, do you have a will?

  • Comment 88, posted at 27.03.08 17:02:36 by Big Fish Reply
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  • DP, there wasn’t much of an internet in the 90s :-)

  • Comment 89, posted at 27.03.08 17:09:27 by hellbent Reply

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  • Anyway, what I do is default my favourites to the main page with the “stuff”, not that landing page anyway, saves an extra click.

  • Comment 90, posted at 27.03.08 17:10:18 by hellbent Reply

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  • How to spoil a good day?

    Name Steyn at 10. :sad:

  • Comment 91, posted at 27.03.08 18:27:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • let me stir a bit dream back line for the boks
    9 FDP
    10 BUTCH
    12 STEYN
    13 SPIES
    11 HABBANA
    14 JDV
    15 J FOURIE

  • Comment 92, posted at 28.03.08 06:27:30 by barend Reply

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  • :smile:

    Spies? :shock:

  • Comment 93, posted at 28.03.08 06:37:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • jip Driods spies think back to andre snyman!

  • Comment 94, posted at 28.03.08 06:39:34 by barend Reply

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  • Barend

    It all depends which Snyman, The pre or post injury Snyman. :wink:

    I would just switch Fourie to 13 and then Jantjes at 15 in that backline.

  • Comment 95, posted at 28.03.08 06:41:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sharks should get their 2nd 4 try bonus point…
    They desperately need that if they wanna stay up there….all the other leading sides have a few of those…

  • Comment 96, posted at 29.03.08 06:42:48 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Hmmm

    You still around?

  • Comment 97, posted at 29.03.08 06:54:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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