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Scrum! Scrum! Scrum!


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 14 May 2008 at 12:17

There are any number of possibilities and permutations going into this weekend’s crunch match with the Chiefs. For my money, there is only one sure way to ensure that the Sharks come out on top. Scrum early and scrum often.

To say that the Chiefs front row has been decimated by injuries would be somewhat of an understatement. Both Simms Davidson and Simon Lemalu have already flown home. They were joined by fellow prop Ben May, suspended for three weeks following a red card against the Lions. Hooker Tom Willis is still in doubt for the match, while reserve no 2 Aled de Malmanche suffers from asthma and is thus a liability over 80 minutes.

Reinforcements have arrived in the form of prop Nathan White, himself recently recovered from back surgery and hooker John Paeranga, a local club player making a big step up this weekend.

The Sharks, in contrast, suffer from an embarrassment of riches up front, with two full front rows full of in-form stars to choose from. BJ Botha and Beast Mtawarira have been so good this year that Bok props Jannie du Plessis and Deon Carstens have struggled to get into the starting lineup. Hooker Bismarck du Plessis and his understudy Craig Burden won’t take a step back in the scrums either and the Sharks are widely considered to have close to the best scrum in the entire competition.

Chiefs locks Kevin O’Neill and Toby Lynn are both suffering from over-use; their coach Ian Foster has as much as admitted that. The Sharks again have the option of picking two heavy scrummaging locks in Johan Ackermann and Johann Muller, with either Steven Sykes or Albert van den Berg to come on. I would opt for the former and might even consider picking a full front row on the bench, just to ensure 80 minutes of pain up front for the Chiefs.

Supremacy in the scrums will have a knock-on effect to other areas of the forward contest, tying up the Chiefs’ big loose forward runners and tiring them out. As the fatigue starts to tell, the gaps will open up around the fringes allowing the Sharks to run riot and score the tries that they need.

About the only thing that could mess up this plan would be enough early front row injuries to the Chiefs (whether real or imagined) that uncontested scrums become a factor.



124 Comments

  • I can’t wait for this…

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.05.08 12:20:12 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • I think the Sharks must go out to score big in this one, just in case you need a boost in your points difference, which is still 9 points worse than the Stormers at this stage if I’m not mistaken.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.05.08 12:24:05 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • That’s correct.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.05.08 12:28:44 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • So your fate will still be in your hands, if the Stormers beat us and get 5 points, you can still finish above them by beating the Chiefs by 10 + whatever they (Stormers) beat us by on Saturday.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.05.08 12:34:10 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • The Sharks forwards have been truly superb the entire season: offensively, but especially defensively. I see no reason for that trend not to continue, and we should use our scrum to set up some creative movements from the backs or to allow Kanko to work his magic.

    One real weak spot however, which became apparent last weekend, was in the line-out.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.05.08 12:37:11 by Waz Reply

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  • WALTER not so negative!!! :wink: You guys are gonna klap teh (your word Robo) Stormers!! :grin:

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.05.08 12:38:46 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Walter talk to your boys…..no second half roll overs for the proverbial tummy tickle that was mentioned by someone of this site.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.05.08 12:39:11 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Waz (Comment 5) : I reckon that was more as a result of not having Johann around to make the calls…

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.05.08 12:42:06 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 2) :

    The advantage we have is that they will know what is required by the time they play.

    i am in two minds about that though, would prefer they just go big, regardless of what is required. Will be a nice momentum builder if they go big.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.05.08 12:45:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : They will go big. Sharks by 30+

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.05.08 12:46:18 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 10) :

    My SB pick will be along those lines as well. :cool:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.05.08 12:51:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 10) :

    But don’t go big from the 1st minute….very seldom does an over expansive game work from the start of the game ….as John Mitchell says, you have to earn the right to play expansively …that means beating them up front first, then playing a wider game.

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.05.08 12:52:54 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Our front row has been MONSTERS this season…and i’m sure they’ll give it their all this weekend.

    Let’s scrum the hell out of them boys…

    I must say it was good to see JP awake last weekend…hope the trend continues…

    Come on Kankowski…do your thing! :mad:

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.05.08 13:00:48 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 12) : Yeah, but that’s kind of what I meant with this article.

    We spend the first 30 minutes quite literally scrumming them to little pieces. From that point on, we can start to use a bit of width.

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.05.08 13:01:45 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 12) : Wanted to warn against the same thing. Remember what happened against the Brumbies? Poor team and you lost against them.

    By going big too early will put tremendous pressure on the Sharks especially the guys that know they have underperformed this year so far. This can have ugly knock-on effects too.

    I am with KSA too, knowing ‘exactly’ what you have to do is not always a good thing, in fact, if I was the coach, I would instruct the players not to watch the Stormers game at all, and go out there to win, and win convincingly – at some stage during the game if they need a kick up the arse I would obviously send a message out, or just let the captain know what needs to be done beforehand.

    Pressure is a dangerous thing – this game is like a final and given last year’s final result the crowd will put tremendous pressure on the Sharks.

    The Stormers have nothing to lose since they have exceeded all expectations already – the Sharks have a lot to lose.

    That said, I am hoping the rugby gods smile on us and we see both the Sharks and Stormers in the semi’s – I have a feeling however that the Sharks are going to cancel the Stormers out.

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.05.08 13:05:14 by MorneN Reply
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  • Sorry…but I prefer knowing exactly how many points we need…I think it will take off more pressure than it will add…

    The players already know what is expected… WIN BIG…but I think knowing what margin we need will help them make the better desicions…I just hope nobody gives them a sheet with the wrong calculations. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.05.08 13:14:43 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 15) : I hope that the Canes fall out, meaning both sides can go through… I think it’s quite possible.

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.05.08 13:16:32 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 14) :

    I hear what you are saying Rob and agreed we should scrum whenever possible but scrumming alone will not give us forward domination…we need to dominate the loose and that is something that Botes Daniel together don’t give you. The Blues match was a freak match where expansive play from the kick-off blizted them in the opening 20 minutes but as has been shown from then onward it is not a sustainable policy match in match out….I would start with Deysel or if not AJ and then Deysel from half-time.

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.05.08 13:23:14 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @blackshark N.R.N.S! (Comment 16) : Pollock will be in the stands as far as I know!

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.05.08 13:23:31 by MorneN Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 6) :

    No, I’m not negative…I think we can win on Saturday, but it won’t be easy. I’ve already chatted to some of the players to get the fire in the belly going!

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.05.08 13:26:41 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 18) : Agree. I know I’m flip-flopping, by the way ;)

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.05.08 13:27:19 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 20) : Please tell them that ALL OF SHARKSWOLRD is behind them! :twisted:

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.05.08 13:29:39 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 21) :

    A good pair of flip flops is essential wear for a Sharks supporter ;)

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.05.08 13:31:07 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 2) :

    So if the LIONS beat the Stormers by 9 the Sharks are in with it!??!

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.05.08 13:31:14 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 23) : Fair enough! ;)

    Bloody lawyers

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.05.08 13:33:10 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 22) : No they are not!

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.05.08 13:33:25 by MorneN Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 24) : Yes… if the Lions win, then a bonus point win by any margin will see us finish at worst 4th

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.05.08 13:33:43 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 26) : :) Not? :oops:

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.05.08 13:34:45 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 24) :

    Only if the Blues lose to the Canes and the Sharks beat the Chiefs (or draw).

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.05.08 13:35:26 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 29) : I’m assuming here that the Sharks will beat the Chiefs. If we lose to them, we are out (and rightly so!)

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.05.08 13:36:50 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 27) :

    Correct, a bonus point win against the Chiefs will shut out the Blues no matter what they do against the Canes.

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.05.08 13:38:49 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • If we beat the Stormers, and the Blues lose to the Canes, the Sharks can end 4th with a draw against the Chiefs…LOL!

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.05.08 13:40:35 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • The ideal log finish for the Sharks would be:

    1. Crusaders
    2. Sharks
    3. Stormers
    4. Hurricanes

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.05.08 13:41:10 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 31) : I’ve said this a number of times before… I’m really hoping the Blues comes through in 4th and play the Saders.

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.05.08 13:41:12 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • oops that should be Blues 4th :oops:

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.05.08 13:41:42 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 33) : See above. I reckon the Blues stand a better chance of rolling the Crusaders than the Canes do

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.05.08 13:42:55 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 34) :

    That’s unlikely though, I think the Canes and Tahs will win this weekend, so they will stay 2nd and 3rd. The other teams (Stormers, Sharks, Blues and Chiefs) are fighting for that 4th spot.

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.05.08 13:44:45 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • He He – a rollercoaster of emotions is forecast for this weekend. I like. :twisted:

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.05.08 13:48:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • The @Salmonoid (Comment 38) :
    The best we can do is 12th…but then we need a BP win against the Stormers, and we haven’t scored 4 tries the whole year, so that’s probably not going to happen.

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.05.08 13:51:13 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 37) : Can’t agree with you about the Blues-Canes game. I see that going one way only

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.05.08 13:51:54 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 40) :

    The Bookies seem to agree with you, but only just.

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.05.08 13:54:08 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 37) :

    The Reds even in their darkest days always seem to have one over on NSW ‘Tahs….

    In just Super 12/14 matches, 11 have been played, Queensland winning 8, New South Wales 2 and one being drawn.

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.05.08 13:54:39 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Former Queensland captain John Eales, prior to the Queensland and New South Wales clash in 2001 quoted former Wallaby Mark Loane to sum up matches against New South Wales, “the most hard fought fights are fighting with your brother in the backyard.”

    Reds to win the Bob Templeton Cup again….

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.05.08 13:57:10 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 42) :

    Your stats sounds dodgy, I have the Tahs winning the last three years.

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.05.08 13:58:49 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 44) :

    Could be…. :mrgreen: took them from Wiki!!!

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.05.08 14:01:24 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • I’ll put money on their three stars: Luaki, Donald and Muliaina starting. Mark my words, the Chiefs coach is trying to lull the Sharks into a false sense of security with his talk of them being ‘doubtful’.

    Having said that, not even their star players can compensate for the loss of their other players. Sharks to win!

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.05.08 14:02:20 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 40) :

    The Canes also last lost to the Blues in the 2003 season….LOL!

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.05.08 14:02:58 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 44) :

    Apologises….one should never rely on Wikipedia!! :oops: :oops:

    Have check the last 3 and seen all are Tahs wins….will try check the rest.

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.05.08 14:09:49 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 43) : From your lips to God’s ears!

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.05.08 14:10:34 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 45) :

    Rather use this site for rugby scores from the past – http://www.pickandgo.info/

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.05.08 14:10:42 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • From rugbyData.com:

    Statistics for Waratahs vs Reds (Rev)
    Games played: 12 8.63%
    Games won by Waratahs: 3 25.00%
    Games lost by Waratahs: 8 66.67%
    Games drawn: 1 8.33%

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.05.08 14:12:57 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • So the Tahs are unbeaten by the Reds since 2004 and the Canes by the Blues since 2003 (they drew in 2004).

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.05.08 14:13:22 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • We haven’t beaten the Stormers since 2001 :shock:

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.05.08 14:16:50 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 52) : When last did the Chiefs lose to the Lions?

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.05.08 14:17:39 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 54) :

    Last Saturday! :razz:

  • Comment 55, posted at 14.05.08 14:19:01 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 55) : I mean before then, smartass ;)

  • Comment 56, posted at 14.05.08 14:21:12 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • The Lions vs Chiefs matches have been a home win for the past six years. Interesting! So it’s 3 for us and 3 for them over the last 6 years.

  • Comment 57, posted at 14.05.08 14:21:48 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • Saw this Stormers side just now..no Ollie
    Conrad Jantjes, Wylie Human, Gcobani Bobo, Jean de Villiers (c), Sireli Naqelevuki, Peter Grant, Ricky Januarie, Luke Watson, Francois Louw, Pieter Myburgh, Andries Bekker, Adriaan Fondse, Brian Mujati, Schalk Brits, Schalk Ferreira.
    Subs: Deon Fourie, Brok Harris, Ross Skeate, Robbie Diack, Bolla Conradie, Tony Brown, Dylan des Fountain.

  • Comment 58, posted at 14.05.08 14:30:26 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 55) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 56) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 14.05.08 14:31:36 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 58) :

    Now who needs Ollie when you have those scrummage man-mountains Ferreira and Harris? ;)

  • Comment 60, posted at 14.05.08 14:37:57 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 58) : did you see that on Keo? The official site hasn’t announced a team yet

  • Comment 61, posted at 14.05.08 14:41:35 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 61) :

    Yes, that’s where I saw it.

  • Comment 62, posted at 14.05.08 14:45:46 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • “Reinforcements have arrived in the form of prop Nathan White, himself recently recovered from back surgery and hooker John Paeranga, a local club player making a big step up this weekend.”

    I foresee uncontested scrums come the second half…

  • Comment 63, posted at 14.05.08 14:52:40 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 63) : Unfortunately, I agree with you.

    I don’t count more than 2 props in total in that squad

  • Comment 64, posted at 14.05.08 14:57:08 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 58) :

    i will never pick another player from Rassie’s team in any of my Fantasy league teams, purely coz his teams sheets aren’t worth the paper they are written.

  • Comment 65, posted at 14.05.08 14:57:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 64) :

    The LAW prescribes that they have to have at least 5 FR in the squad.

  • Comment 66, posted at 14.05.08 14:58:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 61) :
    team is on the official website now.

  • Comment 67, posted at 14.05.08 14:59:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 64) :

    Brian Mujati, , Schalk Ferreira and Brok Harris?

  • Comment 68, posted at 14.05.08 15:04:19 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Chance of rain in Durbs on Saturday…

  • Comment 69, posted at 14.05.08 15:17:45 by MorneN Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 66) : Yeah, but last week, they put an unfit guy on the bench just to make up the number.

    De Malmanche is kind of a prop-cum-hooker anyway, so they might start with Willis, if he’s fit, and have two hookers on the bench. Very dodgy.

  • Comment 70, posted at 14.05.08 15:18:52 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 69) :

    OUCH!

    means we will only win by 25 then :wink:

  • Comment 71, posted at 14.05.08 15:20:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 69) :

    That’s not good news!

  • Comment 72, posted at 14.05.08 15:24:20 by Nessa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 70) :

    Are we talking Stormers or Chiefs here? :???:

  • Comment 73, posted at 14.05.08 15:24:34 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Durban weather for the rest of the week.

    Wednesday, May 14
    Nice with intervals of clouds and sunshine. Winds from the NNE at 17 km/h.
    Realfeel®: 23 °CHigh: 24 °C

    Wednesday Night, May 14
    Mainly clear. Winds from the W at 14 km/h.
    Realfeel®: 12 °CLow: 14 °C

    Thursday, May 15
    Sunshine. Winds from the WNW at 22 km/h.
    Realfeel®: 26 °CHigh: 28 °C

    Thursday Night, May 15
    Mainly clear. Winds from the W at 19 km/h.
    Realfeel®: 14 °CLow: 15 °C

    Friday, May 16
    Nice with partial sunshine. Winds from the W at 17 km/h.
    Realfeel®: 23 °CHigh: 23 °C

    Friday Night, May 16
    Partly cloudy. Winds from the WSW at 8 km/h.
    Realfeel®: 17 °CLow: 17 °C

    Saturday, May 17
    Rain. Winds from the SE at 12 km/h.
    Realfeel®: 23 °CHigh: 25 °C

    Saturday Night, May 17
    Periods of rain in the evening; otherwise, mostly cloudy. Winds from the SSE at 4 km/h.
    Realfeel®: 18 °CLow: 17 °C

  • Comment 74, posted at 14.05.08 15:27:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 72) :

    With you guys barely scrapping a win we will only need to win by 11 or 12 :wink:

  • Comment 75, posted at 14.05.08 15:28:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 78% chance of rain

  • Comment 76, posted at 14.05.08 15:28:29 by MorneN Reply
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  • sorry, 78% humidity, 25 degrees

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 75) :

    I thought that was Morne who said that not Nessa :lol: :oops:

  • Comment 78, posted at 14.05.08 15:29:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Then again, weather forecasts are as predictable as the Sharks!

  • Comment 79, posted at 14.05.08 15:30:10 by MorneN Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 78) :

    You had me very confused there KSA? “you guys”? I thought you and me were the same “guys”? :wink:

  • Comment 80, posted at 14.05.08 15:32:10 by Nessa Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 74) :

    As opposed to our weather for Sat. :oops:

    Saturday, May 17
    Hot with sunshine. Winds from the NNE at 16 km/h.
    Realfeel®: 44 °CHigh: 42 °C

    Saturday Night, May 17
    Clear and moonlit. Winds from the N at 9 km/h.
    Realfeel®: 27 °CLow: 27 °C

    Not much cloud cover around here :smile:

  • Comment 81, posted at 14.05.08 15:33:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 80) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 82, posted at 14.05.08 15:33:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 79) :

    Bwhahahaha :grin: :lol: slim gat.

  • Comment 83, posted at 14.05.08 15:34:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • A few inspirational words for the Sharks from a certain group:

    It’s a competive world
    Everything Counts in Large Amounts

  • Comment 84, posted at 14.05.08 15:38:58 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Quinny! You need to close off those FONT tags or else you’ll f*ck everything up :twisted:

  • Comment 85, posted at 14.05.08 15:44:08 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • erm – thanks :oops:

  • Comment 86, posted at 14.05.08 15:45:57 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 84) : Yeah much the same as the prophetic words from the same group; Master (Stormers) and Servants (Sharks) !!! :lol:

  • Comment 87, posted at 14.05.08 15:47:56 by MorneN Reply
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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 86) : Grrrr

  • Comment 88, posted at 14.05.08 15:49:28 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 87) : don’t be starting any blasphemous rumours here…

  • Comment 89, posted at 14.05.08 15:50:25 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 87) : think you got it the wrong way around, PA ;) ! But pretty prophetic, nontheless…

  • Comment 90, posted at 14.05.08 15:50:51 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 89) : else he’ll face the Barrel of a Gun…

  • Comment 91, posted at 14.05.08 15:52:16 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 89) : For sure Rob, cause I reckon Dick given his selections has a sick sense of humour!

  • Comment 92, posted at 14.05.08 15:52:41 by MorneN Reply
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  • The press to Rassie Erasmus:

    Lie to me
    But do it with sincerity
    Make me listen, just for a minute
    Make me think there’s some truth in it

  • Comment 93, posted at 14.05.08 15:53:10 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 92) : Hey – I just wish Ollie le Roux would Leave in Silence ;)

  • Comment 94, posted at 14.05.08 15:53:51 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 93) : :mrgreen: Very apt indeed!

  • Comment 95, posted at 14.05.08 15:55:03 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 94) : no man its impossible for him to Enjoy the Silence…he Just Can’t Get Enough of himself :roll:

  • Comment 96, posted at 14.05.08 15:56:14 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 94) : Not as much as I am going to “Enjoy the silence” at 21:00 at the final whistle!

  • Comment 97, posted at 14.05.08 15:57:37 by MorneN Reply
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  • But I am sure it is a “Pain that you are used to” :grin:

  • Comment 98, posted at 14.05.08 15:58:59 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 97) : I think it’s more likely to be “the Sweetest Perfection” for us Sharks fans ;)

  • Comment 99, posted at 14.05.08 15:59:02 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 98) : I predict a Black Celebration, all right!

  • Comment 100, posted at 14.05.08 16:00:11 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Because you okes “Suffer so well”!

  • Comment 101, posted at 14.05.08 16:00:13 by MorneN Reply
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  • Okay ENOUGH! I am off, cheers all!

  • Comment 102, posted at 14.05.08 16:00:40 by MorneN Reply
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  • We have establised that although we support different teams we all love Depeche Mode.

  • Comment 103, posted at 14.05.08 16:01:23 by MorneN Reply
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  • Cheers PA.

    Hopefully Dick Gets the Balance Right to Shake the Disease…

  • Comment 104, posted at 14.05.08 16:03:06 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • yeah – that was impressive! Well done, all.

    Anyone seen Agent Orange recently? Hell, he’s even named after a (lesser-known) DM song!

    Cheers Morne. Enjoy the birthday celebrations ;)

  • Comment 105, posted at 14.05.08 16:03:55 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • …that takes over (Ollie’s) tongue in situations like these :mrgreen:

  • Comment 106, posted at 14.05.08 16:03:58 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 104) : now THAT was class. Well done, sir!

  • Comment 107, posted at 14.05.08 16:04:13 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 93) :
    Rassie Erasmus to the press:

    You want me to lie to you
    With sincerity
    And quickly too
    And you want to believe what I say…

    Then I say
    Speak to my lawyer.

  • Comment 108, posted at 14.05.08 16:06:32 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Rob, I’m just Somebody who hopes the Sharks will Never Let Me Down Again, and that our Little 15, who has been Useless, finds his Personal Jesus – else It’s no Good & there will be Condemnation.

  • Comment 109, posted at 14.05.08 16:10:57 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 109) :

    Never is a long time..your team is bound to let you down, and it might even happen as soon as this Saturday… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 110, posted at 14.05.08 16:16:41 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 110) : you mean its a Question of Time before they let me down again ;) ?

  • Comment 111, posted at 14.05.08 16:19:07 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 111) :

    No, it’s a question of tiiiiii-hime!

  • Comment 112, posted at 14.05.08 16:20:26 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • :mrgreen: lol, touche!

  • Comment 113, posted at 14.05.08 16:21:13 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • Think all this silliness is a the by-product of bit of nervousness creeping in – that the Sharks are not TOO overcomplacent vs the Chiefs & that all the other results go our way…

  • Comment 114, posted at 14.05.08 16:22:40 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 114) :

    It’s looking like one of the Stormers or Sharks will fill that 4th spot, but the trick is then to go beat the Saders at home, not so easy.

  • Comment 115, posted at 14.05.08 16:27:23 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 115) : yip, that’s true. Think that’s why its best the Sharks/Stormers hope for a 2/3 finish & then just pray that the Crusaders get knocked out by the Blues/Canes for a home final. Don’t have much faith in a Christchurch final – Crusaders will just cruise into overdrive…

  • Comment 116, posted at 14.05.08 16:39:19 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • I agree with the heading of this thread…

    Scum Scum Scum….all the Sharksare Scum Sucm Scum

  • Comment 117, posted at 14.05.08 16:47:11 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 117) :
    you are a clown, Hmmm

  • Comment 118, posted at 14.05.08 16:52:15 by Le Requinny Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 19) : A very unfair comment :mad:

  • Comment 119, posted at 14.05.08 16:52:55 by Me2 Reply

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  • @Le Requinny (Comment 118) :

    Neva…as serious as you get…

  • Comment 120, posted at 14.05.08 16:57:06 by Hmmm Reply

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  • If only the guys had not fallen asleep in the 2nd half against the ponies, we would not be in this situation. That 40 mins cost us dearly. :cry:

  • Comment 121, posted at 15.05.08 09:22:10 by yossarian Reply

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  • @yossarian (Comment 121) : Thanks, Kelvin Deaker

  • Comment 122, posted at 15.05.08 09:45:15 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 122) :

    how does the cheating bastard sleep at night ? :wink:

  • Comment 123, posted at 15.05.08 10:08:04 by yossarian Reply

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  • @yossarian (Comment 123) : with the fishes, if it were up to me

  • Comment 124, posted at 15.05.08 10:11:26 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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