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Dan’s world – The Boks and The Semi’s


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Super 14 on 20 May 2008 at 08:25

Dan Nicholl, in his unique way, looks at the Springbok squad announcement and the Super 14 semifinals. Read and enjoy!

There’s been rumbling criticism through the course of the Super 14, from the quality of the rugby and the introduction of the new rules, to the intensity of play and the incomprehensibility of some of the refereeing (Willie Roos still sports the wrong first letter to his surname; in Bryce Lawrence’s defence; though, his guide dog’s been off sick for much of the season). But whatever the pitfalls of the 2008 season, there’s no quarrelling with the show Super 14 put on over the weekend to wrap up the pre-knockout stages.

Dan Nicholl’s writes in his column on Rugby 365 The competition’s assault on Friday morning productivity remains resolute, and if you hadn’t snuck off to the boardroom for the Hurricanes-Blues game, chances were you were following the iafrica/365 online commentary (available for the semis, if you’re marooned away from television coverage). An almost perfect result; yes, the Hurricanes scraped a bonus point, but surely it wouldn’t matter…

But with the Reds failing to get the result South Africa needed against the Waratahs, Ellis Park was suddenly vital, Sharks and Stormers fans watching the final breathless minutes on the edge of cardiac arrest. No bonus point in the end, though, and a fluid, authoritative Sharks deservedly wrapped up a trip to Sydney, and sealed a hell of a day of rugby.

Well, not quite — Pieter de Villiers sealed the evening, his major contribution being headaches for rugby subeditors everywhere, as they have to keep a constant eye on Isma-eel Dollie’s rogue hyphen. But it was the rugby earlier in the day, with a resurgent Bulls performance and some manic defence from Lions (71 tackles to the Stormers’ 31 at one stage late in the second half) that gave the Super 14 a South African gloss, and gave us an international season to look forward to.

And all the more so with the World Cup squad just about intact; bar Luke Watson and Schalk Brits, this could have been another Jake White squad. Yes, it’s large and unwieldy, there’ll be some permanent tackle-bag carriers amongst the group, and one or two players raise a definite eyebrow (Kabamba Floors had disappeared off the face of the rugby planet, Brian Mujati’s selection won’t have gone down well in Alex, and Wynand Olivier has convinced another coach that he’s just too good looking to leave out), but it’s a promising group with which to launch a new Springbok chapter.

Before the Super 14 gets signed off, though, there’s the matter of the Sharks, and an outside chance at going one better than last year. A win in Sydney isn’t out of the question, but following up (in all probability) with a victory in Christchurch… Well, it’s a tough ask. But while the Stormers caught the imagination in recent weeks with a late charge, the Sharks deserved their semifinal after showing plenty of character to come back from a tough tour and finish strongly. Winning the Super 14 did wonders for rugby here last year; should the Sharks create a little magic in the next fortnight…

Whatever does eventuate in the play-offs will be a bonus; the competition proper ended with a local flourish, and while Bloemfontein won’t be awash with smiles, the rest of the rugby country has reason for cheer. There’s a lot of trimming down to be done to the training squad (plus Sharks to be added), and Pieter de Villiers hasn’t given us a true show of his Springbok cards just yet. But I’m feeling fairly cheerful this morning: bring on the Waratahs, the Crusaders, and the Welsh



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  • Brian Mujati’s selection won’t have gone down well in Alex, and Wynand Olivier has convinced another coach that he’s just too good looking to leave out)
    :neutral:

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.05.08 08:30:43 by PJLD Reply
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  • headaches for rugby subeditors everywhere, as they have to keep a constant eye on Isma-eel Dollie’s rogue hyphen

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.05.08 08:31:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’m just glad EVERYONE knows that his columns are intended as satire with some fact included. :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.05.08 08:33:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Regarding Mujati – how is it possible that a guy who appeared to be illegally in the country 5 months ago is able to be selected for the Boks. Maybe those monsters in Josie are onto something.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.05.08 08:48:15 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I saw our new soccer coach on TV last night. The guy looked as if he was crapping himself. Not a good day for a foreigner to arrive in the country – I hope his work permit is in order.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.05.08 08:50:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Alot more fact than satire in this addition though… :wink:

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.05.08 08:53:41 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • When they asked Santana if he will stay until after the WC he answered “i can not make any guarantee” :shock:

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.05.08 08:59:19 by PJLD Reply
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  • Classic write up from Dan the Man :smile:

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.05.08 09:32:06 by Dtaila Reply

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  • I can’t believe they are continuing to choose Wynand. The mind boggles!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.05.08 09:35:51 by Nessa Reply

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  • Maybe hes “involve the linesman” plans arent as crazy as we think

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.05.08 09:44:53 by PJLD Reply
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  • @Dtaila (Comment 8) : He is awesome, inne?

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.05.08 09:45:11 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • When Dan the man still did sport on the radio he despised the Sharks and all things Sharks related. What has happened to the man.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.05.08 09:49:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Nessa (Comment 9) :

    Nessa in the “Fight is on for Springbok 30″ thread the author makes it clear that Olivier and 5 others were only included in the squad because the Sharks are not there.

    Had the Sharks not made the Semi’s then he would even have made the 45 man squad.

    i actually do feel for the guy coz he HAS started regaining his old form towards the end of the season.
    use

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.05.08 09:49:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : Yeah – the Wynand of the last three games has actually been pure class, as much as I hate to admit it. THAT’s the players that ripped the Sharks apart virtually on his own in the 2006 CC and that’s the guy we tried to buy.

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.05.08 09:53:43 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • KSA and Rob – I disagree – he did nothing in the WC either. I don’t think you can go by the last few S14 games. I don’t think you can select him on that alone. There are guys that are better than him. Well – my opinion anyway. :grin:

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.05.08 09:59:51 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 15) :

    your point has (some) :wink: merit but if applied universally then J Fourie shouldn’t be selected either and Steyn (My hero) should also be sitting on the sidelines.

    i just think that once the Bulls got a decent flyhalf Olivier’s game improved.

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.05.08 10:03:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 15) :
    Hi Nessa
    At least he played the last few games and was’nt off playing sevens or Vodacom cup or injured or on holiday or…..

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.05.08 10:06:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • And apparently he makes a mean bobotie… :roll:

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.05.08 10:07:33 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 15) :

    Adi Jacobs will replace him… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.05.08 10:08:13 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) :

    Hear Hear…

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.05.08 10:09:16 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) : …trying to negotiate a contract in France

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.05.08 10:10:06 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) :

    Geez thanks KSA! :wink:

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.05.08 10:17:41 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 19) :

    Hey Charlie – I was really hoping Adi would replace him – but then you know that!

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.05.08 10:18:27 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 17) :

    Well – they do say practice makes perfect – can’t say the same for JP though.

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.05.08 10:19:08 by Nessa Reply

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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 18) :

    Oh man Kette doesn’t like Bobotie :sad: so the only time i get Bobotie is by that little restaurant in Simonstown. :sad: (The one next to Nuisance’s statue)

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.05.08 10:22:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Seriously though (now I am like Hmmm who makes 10 posts one after the other when nobody wants to talk to him) :wink: – so you are saying we just leave the guy there week after week until he EVENTUALLY comes good? What about the guys that have sweated blood to try and make an impression and get into the Bok squad?

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.05.08 10:22:53 by Nessa Reply

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  • What about JP now ? :sad:

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.05.08 10:24:53 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 26) : Nah – I agree with you. WO didn’t deserve his World Cup spot last year. Then again, every man and his dog has been called up to this year’s training camp, so maybe (given the exclusion of Barritt and Steyn) Wynand has played well enough recently to justify inclusion.

    No way I’d pick him over JdV, Steyn, Barritt or Bosman, though.

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.05.08 10:26:04 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @blackshark N.R.N.S! (Comment 27) :

    BS – I know you and I have had these discussions before – but I was not impressed with JP last week – especially his defence.

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.05.08 10:27:34 by Nessa Reply

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  • @blackshark N.R.N.S! (Comment 27) : JP had a superb game last weekend. He did everything but score… and to me, the key thing is he resisted the temptation to play selfishly in pursuit of a try for himself. A very mature, honest performance and a guy who still has a great future. Based on that performance, I back JP as our long-term answer at fullback.

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.05.08 10:27:37 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 28) :

    Glad to hear that Rob – was feeling very lonely in my quest here. :wink:

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.05.08 10:28:16 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 29) : oops. You and I are going to box today, auntie! ;)

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.05.08 10:28:48 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 30) :

    Geez Rob – so I am alone on this one? I find him a lazy player.

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.05.08 10:29:19 by Nessa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 32) :

    Looks like it Rob – JP is one of those players that has moments of brilliance and I know he is a great player – but I don’t think it is good enough to see it every once in a while. But then we will have to agree to disagree here.

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.05.08 10:30:58 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 33) : Nooit… he looked for work all over the show last weekend.

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.05.08 10:31:26 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Just going to fetch my boxing gloves from the car – don’t go away! :twisted:

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.05.08 10:31:32 by Nessa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 35) :

    I saw him hanging around – waiting for someone else to make the tackle. Were we watching the same game?

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.05.08 10:32:03 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 34) : His biggest problem is consistency. I won’t argue with you about that.

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.05.08 10:33:09 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @Nessa (Comment 37) : Mils’s try? I thought that there was a general box-up in the defensive pattern leading up to that. Nobody seemed to know who was meant to be making the tackle. You could blame that on JP, sure – but blame it on getting confused about the pattern, not about being too lazy to make the tackle.

    I honestly cannot believe that there is anyone in the current Sharks squad who is too lazy to make their own tackles during a game. You don’t get to play at that level with that sort of attitude.

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.05.08 10:35:25 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 39) :

    That’s my problem Rob – he gets to start every week for a full game – I think the fact that he no longer seems to have to work for his place on the team makes him somewhat indifferent at times.

    I think we will have to agree to disagree on this one.

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.05.08 10:37:20 by Nessa Reply

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  • i am in a fighting mood….can I join in on this fight…what ar ewe fighting about…anything worthwhile…Ness?? :wink:

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.05.08 10:39:05 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 41) :

    I think I am on my own here Ice – Rob and I aren’t going to agree on this one.

    How are you? Just got your mail and have replied.

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.05.08 10:40:00 by Nessa Reply

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  • I’m sitting this one out…

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.05.08 10:42:30 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • I am great thanks!

    I agree with Ness on this…JP played so well for the boks and seemed to have lost it a bit this whole season so far…I am going to agree with Rob to the extend that he had a “better” game than normal on Saturday and he did seem to put a little more effort…but far from what he is capable of..

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.05.08 10:44:25 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @blackshark N.R.N.S! (Comment 43) : You canyt – you started it.

  • Comment 45, posted at 20.05.08 10:45:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Nessa (Comment 40) : I think you’re confusing him with Frans Steyn ;)

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.05.08 10:45:09 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Ha ha Rob – well, the last time I had a go at JP (last year some time) he scored more tries than anyone else over the next few weeks. So here is a challenge to JP – prove me wrong again – I would love nothing more!!! 2 tries at least on Saturday. :grin:

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.05.08 10:47:45 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 45) : just wait till Big Fish gets here… he’ll fall over backwards to see me supporting his hero.

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.05.08 10:48:33 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 46) :

    My point exactly Rob – I absolutely love Frans and think he has a huge future ahead of him but he isn’t playing well at the moment – so leave him out. I am the first one to say that.

    I do feel he has been moved around too much and has had no break since the WC which can all contribute to his lack of form – so don’t play him for a while.

    I am not saying JP is not a good player – not at all.

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.05.08 10:52:36 by Nessa Reply

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  • Just saw this on the Sharks site posted by someone:

    “I said in an earlier statement that JP surprised me. well in his running he did, but his defence was worse than even. it looked like he was trying to outspring the oposition. it was terrible frustrating to watch. they need to teach him to tackle, or at least remind him. no other player would turn his back on a charging oposition and try beat him to the try line without even attempting to tackle.”

    At least someone agrees with me. :wink:

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.05.08 11:01:52 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 50) : I’m sure lots do ;)

    Who would you pick in his place, is the question?

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.05.08 11:04:04 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Okay…my 2c worth…

    Personally I think JP is the man…

    Yes…we would’ve loved to see him score 11 tries…but unfortunately it wasn’t to be…and most of the blame for that goes to DM’s “conservative approach”.

    JP has been rock-solid in defence…he’s probably saved way more than 5 tries …so you can add those to his tally. He’s been consistent this season…as much as the gameplan allowed.

    I used to critisize him on his “high-ball” handling…but boy has he improved in that department. Definitely deserves a chance at FB soon.

    He had a great game on Sat…created plenty of opportunities and was involved in what I thought was a fantastic try.

    And last but not least…the man is 21…we need to invest in our youngsters and we’ll reap the rewards in the next 3,5 or even 10 years.

    My question is…if not JP…then who?

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.05.08 11:05:47 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 51) :

    Good question Rob – there was a time when people like Brent, Craig, Cedric, etc. were not getting game time because JP always played – irrespective of form. We have had Henno on the bench but we haven’t used him.

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.05.08 11:09:05 by Nessa Reply

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  • @blackshark N.R.N.S! (Comment 52) :

    BS – he has improved tremendously under the high ball.

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.05.08 11:10:25 by Nessa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 51) :

    Ok…you beat me to it…that’s what happens when you type one word per minute… :razz:

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.05.08 11:13:40 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 50) :

    The Mils try.
    Mils had 2 guys outside him and JP had to cover them all. He had to cover the attempted pass and rely on whoever was on his inside to tackle Muliaina. That try wasn’t JP’s fault.

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.05.08 11:13:59 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • I think what frustrates me most about JP is that he is capable of so much more. He is like one of those clever children at school that only do enough to keep the teacher and the parents happy but is capable of so much more.

    I just think that if there is nobody waiting in the wings (excuse the pun) to fight him for the position – we won’t see the best of him.

    Think I have said about as much as I can on this – we all have our opinions on the matter – and that is mine.

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.05.08 11:16:32 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Cru-El (BABVA) (Comment 56) :

    How come you watch OUR game and not your OWN??? :roll: Stating to see that Sharks are the better bet?? :wink:

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  • @Nessa (Comment 57) :

    That was exactly my point in 44… :wink:

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.05.08 11:18:16 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @Cru-El (BABVA) (Comment 56) :

    Cru – not saying I agree with his take on that particular try – just saying at least someone other than me thought he had a weak game (defending wise) on Saturday.

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.05.08 11:20:26 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 53) : Henno is shit. Sorry to say it, but he really is not an improvement on JP.

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.05.08 11:21:20 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 61) :

    Geez Rob – but you and I are really going to box today.

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.05.08 11:23:05 by Nessa Reply

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  • It is quite funny how a while ago we had so many wings we didn’t know who to play – now we really don’t do we?

    I would rather put Steyn or Adi on the wing if JP isn’t playing well – there are other options.

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.05.08 11:24:18 by Nessa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 61) :
    Couldn’t agree more!!!

  • Comment 64, posted at 20.05.08 11:24:55 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 61) :

    O-Oh…. :twisted:

  • Comment 65, posted at 20.05.08 11:25:57 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Are you guys ganging up on me now against my poor Henno??? :evil:

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.05.08 11:25:57 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 62) : perhaps… I hope not, though ;)

  • Comment 67, posted at 20.05.08 11:26:16 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 68, posted at 20.05.08 11:26:29 by Nessa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 67) :

    Going to go get some coffee – count to 100 – and I will be back!

  • Comment 69, posted at 20.05.08 11:27:27 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 57) :

    Sometimes you have to blame the parents, teachers , school for not being able to unlock the potential of those “clever kids”.

    DM was man enough to speak out and admit his mistake…he was the one who discouraged the boys from playing flowing , open rugby when he caught his sudden case of Ombrophobia (fear of rain)< —-just googled that :mrgreen:

    Expect to see a different JP this coming weekend if the boys are given freedom to explore the park and swing the ball.

  • Comment 70, posted at 20.05.08 11:28:37 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • I am going to go out on a limb here… we don’t actually have any really top wings. Odwa and JP are both better at fullback, I think (Odwa lacks top-end for a really world-class wing). Steyn doesn’t know what he is, but he sure ain’t a wing. Adi is quick enough, but again, wasted at wing. Henno has no hands and his defence is suspect (and I don’t care how nice a guy he is…). We really need to unearth somebody who is REALLY QUICK to play on the wing. There isn’t any express pace in the Sharks team outside of Kankowski.

  • Comment 71, posted at 20.05.08 11:28:53 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • PACE…is crucial skill for a wing…but I’m not willing to throw everything away for a track star who has no defence, no timing…etc.

    JP and Odwa are really not the slowest people around…I’m sure they run a decent 60m…

  • Comment 72, posted at 20.05.08 11:37:02 by blackshark N.R.N.S! Reply

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  • @Cru-El (BABVA) (Comment 64) :

    After your teams performance you have no choice BUT to agree to everything that ANYBODY says. :wink:

  • Comment 73, posted at 20.05.08 12:09:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 73) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 74, posted at 20.05.08 12:12:55 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Okay – I am back! What did I miss?

  • Comment 75, posted at 20.05.08 12:17:40 by Nessa Reply

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  • Hell Ness…sure as hell hope you are talking to me…nobody else does… :roll: :wink:

  • Comment 76, posted at 20.05.08 12:20:59 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • LOL @ Ice.

  • Comment 77, posted at 20.05.08 12:25:02 by Nessa Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Ok – so whats your prediction?

    Mine is a Sharks / Hurricanes final @ home… :wink:

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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 78) :

    Wouldn’t that be nice? Not impossible – the Crusaders haven’t had a good few weeks – but they are a very talented side and I think you are going to see a very different team on Saturday from the one of the past few weeks.

  • Comment 79, posted at 20.05.08 12:30:59 by Nessa Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 73) :
    You have reached Cru-El. I am unable to comment right now, but please leave your coordinates and I’ll send someone right over.

  • Comment 80, posted at 20.05.08 12:33:24 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 79) :

    True…. but I still prefer ot the fairy tale way! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 81, posted at 20.05.08 12:33:29 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 78) :
    Oh ye of too much faith :mrgreen:

  • Comment 82, posted at 20.05.08 12:35:43 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • @Cru-El (BABVA) (Comment 80) :

    Geez – is everyone in a fightin mood or WHAT?? :twisted:

  • Comment 83, posted at 20.05.08 12:35:45 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @Cru-El (BABVA) (Comment 82) :

    Without…what are we?? :wink:

  • Comment 84, posted at 20.05.08 12:37:58 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • I know Ice – it’s like “let’s give the girls a run for their money today”. :twisted: :twisted:

    I say – BRING IT ON!!!

  • Comment 85, posted at 20.05.08 12:39:30 by Nessa Reply

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  • AD Jacobs cant tackle!

  • Comment 86, posted at 20.05.08 12:41:21 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 86) :

    I am going to have to punch your lights out :!: :!: :!:

  • Comment 87, posted at 20.05.08 12:42:06 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 85) :

    :evil: :evil: You BET YA!!

    BTW…did you watch Superrugby last night? OMG…this one woman had me slukking down 2 whiskeys at the same time!! I was like F@#$ – she is really not doing us birds a favour in (and I quote from KSA) “a mans world”.. :wink:

  • Comment 88, posted at 20.05.08 12:42:54 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 86) :

    And the spoon goes to…… :razz:

  • Comment 89, posted at 20.05.08 12:44:25 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @Cru-El (BABVA) (Comment 80) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 73) :
    And that inlcudes lest we forget a certain feeling that was expressed by Cru with regards to the Sharks Chiefs game – “I have a feeling the Sharks will fall apart” – nice one :lol:

  • Comment 90, posted at 20.05.08 12:45:56 by yossarian Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 87) : Well you asked for it. But seriously wasnt his defence massive last Saturday?

  • Comment 91, posted at 20.05.08 12:46:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 86) : Run! Hide!

  • Comment 92, posted at 20.05.08 12:47:03 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 88) :

    I didn’t watch it – but know what you mean.

  • Comment 93, posted at 20.05.08 12:48:26 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 85) :

    i say you guys need to Bulk up a bit first before taking us heavy weights on :wink:

  • Comment 94, posted at 20.05.08 12:49:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 91) :

    Rob made a comment a few weeks ago about Adi’s weak defence and the last 2 games he has been awesome. So I say “Go Adi”. :grin:

  • Comment 95, posted at 20.05.08 12:49:58 by Nessa Reply

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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 88) :

    Who was this woman?

  • Comment 96, posted at 20.05.08 12:50:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 94) :

    KSA – after so many years of trying to “bulk up” I have given up. I prefer to say “dynamite comes in small packages” now.

  • Comment 97, posted at 20.05.08 12:51:04 by Nessa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Sharks Forever!) (Comment 92) :
    I dont have the stomach for a fight right now so have used my escape clause in 91.

  • Comment 98, posted at 20.05.08 12:51:24 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 94) :

    No need…no need…we know how to hit the target…bulls eye! :twisted:

    BTW…are you Bulked up?? :wink:

  • Comment 99, posted at 20.05.08 12:51:25 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 96) :

    Kay from CapeTown..wanted to ask her if she support the bulls cause she sure as hell talk alot of it… :wink:

  • Comment 100, posted at 20.05.08 12:52:44 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Seriously though – as much as I like to think I know a lot more about the game of rugby than a lot of women – sometimes I really feel left out of the conversation.

    TT was saying this morning that Adi leaves too many gaps – I don’t get that?

  • Comment 101, posted at 20.05.08 12:53:17 by Nessa Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 96) : Sounds like someone that had just slukked 2 wdouble whiskeys at the same time.

  • Comment 102, posted at 20.05.08 12:54:12 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 98) :

    Very clever. :wink:

  • Comment 103, posted at 20.05.08 12:54:17 by Nessa Reply

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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 100) :

    Was she a phone in guest? Or is she involved with rugby somehow?

  • Comment 104, posted at 20.05.08 12:54:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 99) :

    The only time you and I “bulked up” was when we were pregnant. :grin:

  • Comment 105, posted at 20.05.08 12:55:58 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Nessa (Comment 101) :

    At least you try! I think I know a bit as well (yeah – I know its hard to believe – but i am normally spot on with comments when i dont realise peopla are listening)…but hate making my name ass…so I talk shit instead… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 106, posted at 20.05.08 12:56:21 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Maybe she was one of those that are pissed off with the Lions for not giving the Stormers their fourth try.

  • Comment 107, posted at 20.05.08 12:57:29 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 104) :

    Yes – she was…hope you dont know her!! :wink:

    The other one that got me a bit uptight was the TV ref that got the question wrong…I was looking at Joost and them and thinking…they must be thinking…”Woman :roll:

  • Comment 108, posted at 20.05.08 12:59:14 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @Nessa (Comment 101) :

    I think he is refering to Adi’s tendancy to break the defencive line. As in the Sharks defencive line needs to stay straight, not dog-leg or have a player going up to fast or to slow. this then creates a gap.

    Having explained that, i have to add that i don’t agree with what he says.

    At risk of getting a real fight going i would say Adi does have a defencive problem but it is because he tends to go into the odd tackle with less than 100% effort. I stress ODD TACKLE they are by no means the norm.

  • Comment 109, posted at 20.05.08 13:00:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ice – going to get some lunch – need to try and bulk up so that I can take the heavy weights on. Back later. :wink:

  • Comment 110, posted at 20.05.08 13:02:12 by Nessa Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 107) :

    She was pissed bescause Percy, Smit, Victor and Butch were back in the training team….and that younger guys need to get in and its unfair coz they dont play in SA …blah blah…when they asked her like who she thinks deserved a place…she tuned….Uh….UH…whats his name…UH….UH ….I cannot remember his name…Then Kobus asked – and by this time they were hosing themselves…whats his number on his back…and again she was like…UH….Uhh…Uh…sorry…

    Well ja – THAT says it all, Einstein!

  • Comment 111, posted at 20.05.08 13:03:12 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 108) :

    Sometimes I look at Joost and think “Man :roll: …with brain in wrong gear”

  • Comment 112, posted at 20.05.08 13:03:32 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 109) :

    Thanks KSA – fair enough. I can take constructive criticism. :grin:

  • Comment 113, posted at 20.05.08 13:04:22 by Nessa Reply

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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 108) :

    No the only Butch I know is Butch James :roll:

    Damn it sounds like a missed a good program. We don’t get superrugby here.

    MNET Africa doesn’t do KYKNET. Not sure why though :roll:

  • Comment 114, posted at 20.05.08 13:05:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 112) :

    Agree….hehehehe

    Ness – I am joining you – I am STARVING!!! See ya in a bit – I am getting delivery…

  • Comment 115, posted at 20.05.08 13:07:28 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 99) :

    I wouldn’t say Bulked up as much as i would say “Groot gat” :oops: :razz:

  • Comment 116, posted at 20.05.08 13:09:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 114) :

    Come again??? The Butch thing?? Which comment are you replying on… :wink:

  • Comment 117, posted at 20.05.08 13:09:31 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @yossarian (Comment 90) :
    That was definately a kak feeling…maybe I was constipated :lol:

  • Comment 118, posted at 20.05.08 13:10:26 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 116) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: But you mos got a new baaisiekel?? :lol:

  • Comment 119, posted at 20.05.08 13:10:49 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • Thanks Ice
    That is one programme where some people have really made fools of themselves – most notably Rudolf Lake, the then newly appointed sports editor of Rapport.

  • Comment 120, posted at 20.05.08 13:13:17 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 120) :

    Youre welcome, Sweets! :wink:

  • Comment 121, posted at 20.05.08 13:19:56 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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  • @I’ce (TKMITFM) (Comment 121) :
    “Sweets”. :oops:

  • Comment 122, posted at 20.05.08 13:31:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 122) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 123, posted at 20.05.08 13:42:30 by I'ce (TKMITFM) Reply
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