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ABSA u/19 Final: Sharks (31) v WP (18) (F/T)


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Sharks, WP on 25 Oct 2008 at 10:00

There are three ABSA Finals in Durban today. The Sharks and the Bulls feature twice with OFS and WP each featuring once. We will be bringing you live updates on all three matches here at Sharksworld.

The action kicks off with Under-19 defending champions Western Province taking on the Sharks’ u/19′s at ABSA Stadium in Durban at 12:00 SA time.

WP u/19 coach Kennedy Ford believes that his counterpart at the Sharks u/19, Rudolf Straeuli, would have done his homework and is expecting a great onslaught from the Natal Sharks u/19 in an attempt to wrestle the trophy away from Western Province.

Will WP manage to take back to back championships?

Or will the Sharks start the day off with a good win, setting the mood for the Currie Cup Final?

Western Province Under-19:
Starting XV: 15. Martin Du Toit, 14. Jean Du Plessis, 13. Nicholaas Hanekom, 12. Johann Sadie (Capt), 11. JJ Engelbrecht, 10. Jurgen Visser, 9. Liam Slatem, 8. Reuben Johannes 7. Wimpie Van Der Walt, 6. Jacobus Rossouw, 5. Yaya Hartzenberg, 4. Rynhardt Elstadt, 3. Nezaam Bewee, 2. Sydney Tobias, 1. Alistair Vermaak.
Substitutes: 16. Madoda Yako, 17. Ruan Smith, 18. Stephan Greeff, 19. Theunis Botha, 20. Willem Louw, 21. Nathanael Pekeur, 22. Thythan Adams.

Sharks Under-19:
Starting XV: 15 Faizel de Bruin, 14 Mark Richards, 13 Arno van Zyl, 12 Wynand Pienaar, 11 Logan Basson, 10 Guy Cronje, 9 Ross Cronje (Capt), 8 Meyer Swanepoel, 7 Lambert Groenewald, 6 Cameron Dunlop, 5 Kenechukwu Okafor, 4 Jan Andre Marais, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Johannes Snyman, 1 Dale Chadwick (Vice Capt).
Substitutes: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Pierre Hanekom, 18 Francois Robertse. 19 Renaldo Bothma, 20 Justin Botha, 21 Howard Mnisi, 22 Damien Jansen van Rensburg.

Referee: Jason Jaftha
Assistant Referees; Cobus Wessels, Siphokasi Njani
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee



71 Comments

  • GO SHARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.10.08 10:08:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Rudi coaching again? Didn’t know that

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.10.08 10:25:08 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Go Sharks!) (Comment 2) :

    Neither Did I. That is why I felt the need to include it.

    Maybe that is why the WP coach included it in his comment as well. To stir up some unrest amongst the Sharks supporters :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.10.08 10:27:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Voldy reckons it’s raining?

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.10.08 10:39:09 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • It was raining last night during the CC Special on Supersport 1 as well.

    Good thing is that we will have picture from 11:45 SA time and will be able to judge to pitch pretty well.

    But three matches in the wet (if it rains all day) can only make for a scrappy CC Final.

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.10.08 10:44:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Owen Speaking to the turf manager at the Stadium.

    had 17mm overnight.

    Not raining at the moment, TM thinks if it doesn’t rain again there will be no break-up of the pitch.

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.10.08 11:48:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bladen doing the u/19 game.

    Should be interesting to see how on form he is by the time the final is going. :grin:

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.10.08 11:56:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    Why wait for the final. He has just called Jason Jafta, Jonathan Jafta. :roll: Gonna be a long day.

    WP kick off

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.10.08 12:00:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The day has dawned, I wish I could say bright and sunny, welcome to Durban! But never mind the weather as long as we are together as they say>
    Sharks u19 will set the tone for the dressing room and then the big boys will do the rest as long as we do not not choke on that last piece of Bluue Bull rump!
    Sharks forever. This has been a long time comming and well overdue! Go boys! Cheers I am off.

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.10.08 12:01:24 by Ragged Reply

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  • PK advantage WP 5m out

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.10.08 12:01:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No Adv.

    PK WP

    going at goal

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.10.08 12:02:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Over

    3 – 0 WP

    3min

    territory 100% WP. :razz:

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.10.08 12:03:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • After some Ping Pong the Sharks give WP a LO in the middle of the field.

    WP put it in skew and Sharks opt for scrum

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.10.08 12:06:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sharks PK for WP backline offside at the scrum.

    going at goal

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.10.08 12:07:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Over

    3 – 3

    7min

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.10.08 12:07:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • WP almost score.

    stopped 1m short

    recycle and #13 knocks on. :oops:

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.10.08 12:11:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • If you could combine the Sharks’ scrumming and the WP running ytou would have an awesome team.

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.10.08 12:12:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sharks shot at goal by Cronje.

    misses WELL to the right.

    3 – 3

    15min

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.10.08 12:14:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Intercept try by Hanekom, all they way from the WP 22. :sad:

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.10.08 12:16:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Replay shows he was waiting for the intercept.

    Conversion over

    3 – 10 WP
    17min

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.10.08 12:17:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • WP backrow are not getting ANY clean ball from the scrums.

    Sharks are pushing them back everytime.

    Faizel De bruin TRY!!!!!!

    After Sharks scrum WP off the ball at the scrum.

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.10.08 12:18:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conversion missed

    8 – 10 WP

    19min

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.10.08 12:19:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • This De Bruin Litey can RUN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.10.08 12:20:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Handling Errors

    WP 5
    Sharks 1

    22min

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.10.08 12:22:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • proooovince

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.10.08 12:23:25 by PJLD Reply
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  • 6 Blue get’s PK’d a second time for playing the ball on the ground at the ruck.

    And he has Burger’s hairstyle as well. :razz:

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.10.08 12:24:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 25) :

    My team looks better at the moment. :wink:

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.10.08 12:25:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • wp scrum getting moered hey

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.10.08 12:26:10 by PJLD Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 27) :not on the scoreboard boety! :-)

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.10.08 12:27:43 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 29) :

    Only coz that Hanekom dude has been studying JdV’s style of play :wink:

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.10.08 12:29:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Game settling down to a nothing now. :???:

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.10.08 12:30:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And AS I say that the Sharks get a PK and slot it.

    11 – 10 Sharks
    31min

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.10.08 12:31:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 29) :

    Sorry I can’t understand what you said.

    Say it again Please :wink:

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.10.08 12:32:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Go Sharkies!

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.10.08 12:33:05 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Go Sharks!) (Comment 34) :

    Hey we should take the bad and turn it into good.

    They called the other place Sharksworld and we turned it to our advantage.

    Maybe we should call the u/19′s the Guppies? :lol: :wink:

  • Comment 35, posted at 25.10.08 12:34:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • #6 Blue nailed for hands in the ruck again.

    3 times now.

    Are we sure this isn’t the WP senior side in disguise?

    Intercepts, Blonde Flankers getting nailed for hands in the scrum.

    Hooter goes.

    Cronje gets the ball and slots a DG!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HALF TIME

    Sharks 14 – 10 WP

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.10.08 12:36:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • GO SHARKIETJIES!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.10.08 12:46:50 by jarsonx Reply
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  • 2nd Half time on

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.10.08 12:46:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 33) :o ops

  • Comment 39, posted at 25.10.08 12:48:03 by PJLD Reply
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  • 18Blue on the field for 50seconds and he nails Cronje Late with a shoulder charge.

    Sharks going at goal.

    Wiese: it wasn’t late it was in the next game. :grin:

    OVER

    17 – 10 Sharks
    36min

  • Comment 40, posted at 25.10.08 12:48:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD (Comment 39) :

    :grin:

  • Comment 41, posted at 25.10.08 12:49:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Interesting observation by Bladen.

    The Cronje twins kick with different feet. :shock:

  • Comment 42, posted at 25.10.08 12:50:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 42) :

    The Flyhalf is left footed the scrum half is right footed

  • Comment 43, posted at 25.10.08 12:50:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Early tackle by WP on a Shark and the Sharks get a shot at goal.

    A bit harsh on WP IMO there.

    NOT over.

  • Comment 44, posted at 25.10.08 12:53:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Dunlop TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    being refered. But not needed IMO.

  • Comment 45, posted at 25.10.08 12:53:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • this is not going well

  • Comment 46, posted at 25.10.08 12:54:52 by PJLD Reply
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  • Awarded

  • Comment 47, posted at 25.10.08 12:55:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Converted by Ross Cronje

    24 – 10 Sharks
    40min

  • Comment 48, posted at 25.10.08 12:56:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • JJ Engelbrecht Great run up field for WP.

  • Comment 49, posted at 25.10.08 13:01:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Sharks have given away a few PKs now and finally the ref warns them.

  • Comment 50, posted at 25.10.08 13:04:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • WP going at goal with PK 10m out from the Sharks try line :shock:

  • Comment 51, posted at 25.10.08 13:05:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Over

    24 – 13 Sharks

    50min

    20min remaining

  • Comment 52, posted at 25.10.08 13:06:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 2nd half possesion

    WP 65%
    Sharks 35%

  • Comment 53, posted at 25.10.08 13:09:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Tackles made
    WP 62
    Sharks 37

    Handling Errors

    WP 12
    Sharks 4

  • Comment 54, posted at 25.10.08 13:10:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hanekom deliberate knock down at back of Ruck and Ross Cronje goes at goal.

  • Comment 55, posted at 25.10.08 13:14:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Missssssssssssssss to the right.

  • Comment 56, posted at 25.10.08 13:14:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’m enjoying this ref.

    No Nonsense, consistent, knows his stuff and refs well.

  • Comment 57, posted at 25.10.08 13:16:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Arno van Zyl TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WP knocked it on and he scooped it up and scored.

  • Comment 58, posted at 25.10.08 13:18:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Converted by Ross Cronje

    31 – 13 Sharks
    63min

  • Comment 59, posted at 25.10.08 13:19:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Too late for any jinx effect to work so I can now say what i have been thinking for the last 20min.

    I really thought WP would win this match comfortably. Seems I was horribly wrong.

  • Comment 60, posted at 25.10.08 13:20:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hartzenberg TRY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Too late for that jinx to have any effect :oops:

  • Comment 61, posted at 25.10.08 13:27:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conversion Missed

    31 – 18 Sharks

    70min

    Hooter goes

    WP play on

  • Comment 62, posted at 25.10.08 13:28:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Go Sharks! That’s one in the bag

  • Comment 63, posted at 25.10.08 13:28:35 by robdylan (Go Sharks!) Reply
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  • Final Whistle goes as Sharks boot the ball into touch.

    FULL TIME

    SHARKS 31 – 18 WP

  • Comment 64, posted at 25.10.08 13:29:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The Sharks are the Under-19 Champions for 2008.

  • Comment 65, posted at 25.10.08 13:30:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • How does the pitch look?

  • Comment 66, posted at 25.10.08 13:30:49 by klempie Reply

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  • still in perfect condition

  • Comment 67, posted at 25.10.08 13:32:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • slippery?

  • Comment 68, posted at 25.10.08 13:34:22 by klempie Reply

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  • does anybody know if the Cronje twins are the sons of former Bok centre Peter Cronje?

  • Comment 69, posted at 25.10.08 14:00:36 by Fattmann Reply
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  • Great Game by ref Jason Jaftha

  • Comment 70, posted at 25.10.08 14:02:22 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 69) :

    i can’t answer that one for you.

  • Comment 71, posted at 25.10.08 14:05:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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