Dave Knowles

Game time important for Sharks


Written by Dave Knowles (Dave Knowles)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 4 Feb 2009 at 09:29
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Although John Plumtree would favour a stronger, more recognised Bulls outfit to visit Absa Stadium tonight, it’s game time for his Super 14 players that counts. “There’s a lot of new players in the Bulls side but make no mistake, they always have a point to prove in Durban and have nothing to lose,” he said.

Plum added his players needed contact and game time. “We must know we are ready for Super 14, not hope”.

Skipper Johan Muller highlighted pre-season training, which started in November, had been a blessing for him and the players. “This was a first for me in my rugby career, starting pre-season well in advance and personally, I feel confident and strong. My body is ready,” he said.

With front row woes due to injury, Plum is hoping to give his big name players a run tonight and has enough depth and replacements to allow all fit players a run on the park.

“Beast hasn’t played since November, Jacques Botes and Keegan Daniel will share game time in the second half, Ryan Kankowski has a slight hand injury but will get a run, the backs are strong and it’s a final wrap before the business starts next week in Cape Town. We want to see how players have progressed from the Currie Cup, select the squad for the overseas four-match tour and give some youngsters a run as cover for the senior men as the season progresses. This is by no means our strongest squad – injuries don’t allow for that – but it’s the best we have at the moment. Super 14 is a tough competition and we want to be the best we can be, come the opening whistle,” he said.

Away from Super 14 matters, former Sharks and Springbok scrumhalf, Craig Davidson, was awarded the Freedom of the Park, at Absa Stadium yesterday.



135 Comments

  • Nice article, Dave… thanks

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.02.09 13:10:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • I agree but then Im biased

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.02.09 13:38:40 by Fattmann Reply
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  • Plum’s words give me more confidence- hope I’ll be feeling the same way after the game today.

    And congratulations to Craig for getting his FOTP …saw this in the news last night as well…well deserved…

    Sharks forever!

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.02.09 13:41:18 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Fattmann (Comment 2) : I know what you mean… I just became Justin Downey’s biggest fan :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.02.09 13:51:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • Away from Super 14 matters, former Sharks and Springbok scrumhalf, Craig Davidson, was awarded the Freedom of the Park, at Absa Stadium yesterday

    man – he reminded me so much of a meerkat!! :grin:

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.02.09 13:56:30 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • Freedom of the Park?

    What is that? Doesn’t he need to pay for a ticket now?

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.02.09 14:03:28 by MorneN Reply
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  • Yep. You got it right Morne. That’s what freedom of the park means.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.02.09 14:22:12 by Dave Knowles Reply

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  • reckon there’s going to be a titanic struggle in the front row between Mox and Barra… Just checking out Mox’s facebook pics… man, that boytjie has a MASSIVE pair of shoulders on him.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.02.09 14:24:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dave Knowles (Comment 7) : But how come Butch got it before him?

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.02.09 14:24:46 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 6) :

    He get’s two season tickets for life.

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.02.09 14:28:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 6) :

    Freedom of the Park was introduced back in 1912 and the latest recipients include Craig’s team-mates John Smit and Butch James who also received the coveted award along with the likes of Wayne Fyvie, John Slade and Gary Teichmann. Besides the recognition, Craig also receives two season tickets for life.

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.02.09 14:31:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : they should give me the freedom of the Park, given all the PR work I do for them…

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.02.09 14:31:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • John Slade? You know that poor [email protected] nearly dies of a heart attack? At 35…

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.02.09 14:32:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • Davidson’s `freedom’ seemed to be kept rather low key. Perhaps in the light of his relationship with Jake White maybe they felt it was the least they could for him.

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.02.09 14:33:04 by Dave Knowles Reply

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  • @Dave Knowles (Comment 7) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) :

    Well some would not see that as an honour.

    Imagine getting that in the 80′s! :)

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.02.09 14:41:59 by MorneN Reply
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  • Here you go: Freedom of the Park!!!

    (Clap, Clap, Clap)

    “Can I exchange it for money?”

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.02.09 14:43:19 by MorneN Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    I had to buy MY freedom of the park (twice) and now I don’t even get to use them :lol:

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.02.09 14:45:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 15) : @MorneN (Comment 16) :

    Ha ha ha :evil:

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.02.09 14:48:05 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 18) : ho ho ho :evil:

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.02.09 14:53:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • I miss being able to watch the sharks live. I was a loser and poor when i lived in durban but once a week i was in absolute heaven, and a little hammered.

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.02.09 15:27:09 by billy Reply

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  • @billy (Comment 20) : I’m glad you can be so open about what was clearly a painful period in your life :)

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.02.09 15:32:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : Thanks for listening. I may need a hug if we keep sharing this way.

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.02.09 15:48:56 by billy Reply

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  • @billy (Comment 22) : just keep your hands off my wallet :)

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.02.09 16:15:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • I hereby designate this the official live updates thread… going to be shamelessly copying what MM and the crew say

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.02.09 16:41:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : after the financial f***fest im currently experiencing i wouldnt bring your wallet.

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.02.09 16:48:57 by billy Reply

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  • @billy (Comment 25) : eish boss… credit crunch. Pounds are worth nothing anymore

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.02.09 16:58:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • game must have started… Sharks haven’t scored yet :(

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.02.09 17:04:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • Elapsed Time: 4 mins
    The Sharks turn a Bulls’ scrum around 90 degrees and earn the put in attacking to within 10m of the tryline, but good defensive work sees the Bulls come away with the ball and clear to their 10m line.

    Elapsed Time: 2 mins
    Pienaar kicks deep to get the game underway and the Bulls return the compliment. Both sides test each other, although the Sharks chase the high kicks. JP PIetersen manages to steal the ball from under the nose of the Bulls but gets tackled into touch in the Bulls 22.

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.02.09 17:07:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : sounds like the Sharks c-team front row is doing ok

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.02.09 17:08:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Elapsed Time: 7 mins
    Rory Kockott makes a lovely break showing strength and athleticism to break through a tackle and give his team some momentum. They take the ball up but it gets scrappy at the breakdown with players all over the show and the Bulls manage to steal possession.

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.02.09 17:09:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : losing the breakdown battle already? NOT GOOD :(

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.02.09 17:10:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ruan scores 7 points!

    The Bulls are giving the ball plenty of air and looking to disrupt the Sharks’ lineouts, but Craig Burden is having no trouble finding his catchers. The Sharks spin the ball wide and Ruan Pienaar finds a gap, sprints into space and wrong-foots the fullback to score under the posts. He coverts his own try.

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.02.09 17:13:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : EIGHT FOURTY-FIIIIIIIVE!! How’s that for “committed”? ;)

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.02.09 17:14:16 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 33) : …in the rain I might add. :grin:

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.02.09 17:15:51 by klempie Reply

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  • Elapsed Time: 14 mins
    The Sharks earn their first free-kick at the breakdown just on the edge of the Bulls’ 22. They take it wide, Adi Jacobs rounds the defence nicely and spins the ball out wide but it is lost and the Bulls get the scrum. The Bulls have spent most of the game in their own half and battling to get any continuity going.

    BTW – thanks again to SHARKSRUGBY.CO.ZA for these updates :)

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.02.09 17:16:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • FRANS played a part in that try…

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.02.09 17:18:47 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 34) : clap clap

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.02.09 17:18:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 36) : you there? Sweet

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.02.09 17:19:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • WOLLA!

    Elapsed Time: 16 mins
    Jean Deysel puts in one of his trademark devasting runs that leaves opposition would-be attackers lying prone in his wake. The ball is recycled and chipped over the defence but the mark is made.

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.02.09 17:20:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 34) :
    Now thats the committed part.

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.02.09 17:21:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • sounds like the Sharks are creating lots, but the finishing isn’t clinical

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.02.09 17:21:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yep- and Deysel is a monster…

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.02.09 17:21:32 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 42) : how many Bulls has he killed?

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.02.09 17:22:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Craig scores number 2

    Elapsed Time: 20 mins
    The Bulls look to run the ball from their 22 but just as it looks like the break is on, they kick the ball into touch. The Sharks win another lineout and Craig Burden gets the ball at pace and makes a small break before being tackled. However, the Sharks take the ball wide and Stefan Terblanche grubbers the ball low and forces the Bulls defender to run it into touch 5m out. Burden is back in action and as the Sharks drive the ball over the line, he’s the man in possession, second try! Pienaar’s reliable boot adds the two from a wide angle.

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.02.09 17:25:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • score is 14-0, for those who are interested

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.02.09 17:27:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • the enemy claws back 3 points…

    Elapsed Time: 24 mins
    The Bulls make their first entry deep in the Sharks half as they manage to get into the 22. They earn a penalty for offsides and go for the kick. Francois Brummer converts.

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.02.09 17:29:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Burden seems to be playing in the backline!

    Elapsed Time: 29 mins
    The Sharks are once more on attack and looking dangerous but Stefan Terblanche runs out of options. He manages to fling the ball inside but a hurtling Craig Burden is tackled as he gets the ball and it goes loose. Bulls are saved.

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.02.09 17:31:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • Elapsed Time: 33 mins
    The Sharks earn a penalty on the ground and kick to touch, the lineout taking place 10m out. They regain a loose ball and earn another penalty for offsides, again going for the lineout. Unfortunately the Bulls manage to poach it and clear.

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.02.09 17:34:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 48) : must be tired after all the hurtling… failed to find his jumpers

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.02.09 17:34:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • Gah! Still the finishing lets us down.

    Elapsed Time: 38 mins
    The Sharks attack again and JP Pietersen follows up excellent work from Jean Deysel who blunders his way through five or six players. The Bulls however earn a penalty at the breakdown.

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.02.09 17:41:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i forgot about this actually. :lol:

    I just saw all thes comments by Rob and thought, WTF is Rob doing talking to himself? I thought only Hmmmy and i did that. :razz:

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.02.09 17:43:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Oom Stef having a great game but he just denied JP a try…failed to pass…

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.02.09 17:43:49 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 51) : …and me when there’s cricket on. Check out post 33.

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.02.09 17:44:25 by klempie Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 52) : You at the game?

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.02.09 17:44:58 by klempie Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 52) : you can forgive him… just once

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.02.09 17:45:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 54) :

    He is in the press box if i have it right. :cool:

  • Comment 56, posted at 04.02.09 17:45:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Elapsed Time: 40 mins
    Stefan Terblanche fields a long kick in his half and hefts it over the defence and makes a lovely touch-finder in the 22. They poach the lineout and spend the next two minutes hammering away on attack, taking the ball from one side to the other and forcing the Bulls to dig deep. The half-time hooter wins the race and at the breakdown, referee Jonathan Kaplan blows for the players to head for the changerooms.

    That’s it… half-time

  • Comment 57, posted at 04.02.09 17:47:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 33) :

    CHECK DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And you didn’t want to run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great stuff!!!!!!!!!

    Sorta like the parties you don’t really want to go to always end up being the best ones. :razz:

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.02.09 17:48:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : bastard.

  • Comment 59, posted at 04.02.09 17:48:38 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) : I’ll have to take word for it on the parties. :wink:

  • Comment 60, posted at 04.02.09 17:49:47 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 60) :

    So that either means you always WANT to go and party or you have never been to a party. If your legs battle to run 1,7k’s I suspect it may be the latter. :razz:

  • Comment 61, posted at 04.02.09 17:54:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What is the half Time score?

  • Comment 62, posted at 04.02.09 17:54:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 60) : shrinking violet :) You should spend less time stalking people on the internet…

  • Comment 63, posted at 04.02.09 17:55:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 62) : 14-3 to the good guys

  • Comment 64, posted at 04.02.09 17:56:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) :

    Ha! So the high tide is just busy coming in at the moment. :cool:

  • Comment 65, posted at 04.02.09 17:58:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 60) : your word :oops:

  • Comment 66, posted at 04.02.09 17:59:36 by klempie Reply

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  • ok – game back on. Bulls in drop-goal mode

    Elapsed Time: 2 mins
    The second half is underway and the Bulls have their hands on the ball, opting for a drop-goal – which is wide. Odwa Ndungane is on as is Ross Cronje. The Bulls have a scrum and again go for a drop. Again it goes wide.

  • Comment 67, posted at 04.02.09 17:59:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 61) : I’ve never had a drink in my life and I can’t dance. Have you ever been sober at a party? :???:

  • Comment 68, posted at 04.02.09 18:00:33 by klempie Reply

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  • come on, Sharks… 3 quick tries

  • Comment 69, posted at 04.02.09 18:01:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • Elapsed Time: 45 mins
    The Bulls have possession and chip the defence but Francois Steyn collects and grubbers ahead. He chases down the ball-carrier and puts pressure on, the Bulls kick for territory but kick directly out.

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  • hehehe this is awesome, reminds me of the olden days when I didn’t have broadband coverage of almost every Sharks and Bok game, and I had to hang out online with folks like you getting any update I could. Good job Rob. :grin:

  • Comment 71, posted at 04.02.09 18:02:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 68) :

    I live in Saudi, alcohol is illegal…………………..

    Besides as none of my wifes friends are allowed to drive, I am usually the designated driver. :???:

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 71) :

    Hehehehe :lol:

  • Comment 73, posted at 04.02.09 18:05:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • wrong side starting to play :(

    Elapsed Time: 51 mins
    The Bulls come closest to scoring their first try when the ball goes loose but a Sharks’ boot manages to heave it into touch. The Bulls are showing a bit more interest in running the ball and are now looking a bit more adventurous.

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  • Elapsed Time: 55 mins
    The Bulls earn a penalty just outside The Sharks 22 and again opt to kick. It’s over and the deficit is reduced to eight points.

    Elapsed Time: 52 mins
    Alistair Hargreaves and Justin Downey come on to replace Johann Muller and Ryan Kankowski as the Sharks have a lineout just outside their 22. The Bulls steal the lineout ball but the Sharks maul them off their own ball and Cronje is able to clear.

  • Comment 75, posted at 04.02.09 18:12:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 72) : How many wifes have you got? That’s what’s nice about Saudi. You can have more than one. :cool:

  • Comment 76, posted at 04.02.09 18:14:03 by klempie Reply

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  • Elapsed Time: 57 mins
    More changes for the Sharks as Craig Burden comes off, John Smit shifts to hooker and Frik Venter comes on at prop. Chris Jordaan and Riaan Swanepoel have also joined the fray and Frans Steyn has shifted to flyhalf.

  • Comment 77, posted at 04.02.09 18:14:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 76) : You must never have been married, because if you were, you would know that one is more than enough. :lol:

  • Comment 78, posted at 04.02.09 18:15:54 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 71) : it’s all MM’s work… I’m just copying and pasting

  • Comment 79, posted at 04.02.09 18:16:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 78) : And I plan never to be. :cool:

  • Comment 80, posted at 04.02.09 18:16:37 by klempie Reply

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  • Sharks need to up the tempo in the last quarter… this is ridiculous

  • Comment 81, posted at 04.02.09 18:17:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 81) : It’s the pre-season dude……relax :wink:

  • Comment 82, posted at 04.02.09 18:18:28 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 81) : Still 14-3?

  • Comment 83, posted at 04.02.09 18:18:50 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 83) : 14-6

  • Comment 84, posted at 04.02.09 18:19:26 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 81) : Hey what does the Bulls team look like? Also B-stringers?

  • Comment 85, posted at 04.02.09 18:19:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 85) : D or E stringers.

  • Comment 86, posted at 04.02.09 18:20:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 80) : enjoying that closet still?

  • Comment 87, posted at 04.02.09 18:20:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m sure Julies is showing up Fransie at 12 :grin:

  • Comment 88, posted at 04.02.09 18:20:57 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Elapsed Time: 61 mins
    The Bulls have managed to steal the ball, but took it back into their 22 before clearing, so The Sharks get the throw-in 10m out. They win the lineout and recycle the ball a number of times before just falling short, but get the penalty, opting for the scrum in front of the posts. They take it wide but lose possession just short of the line.

  • Comment 89, posted at 04.02.09 18:21:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • scrapfest…. DB, Frans is at 10 now…

  • Comment 90, posted at 04.02.09 18:22:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 82) : ok… will go pour myself a drink

  • Comment 91, posted at 04.02.09 18:22:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 90) : Probably had to move to 10 because Julies was kicking his arse at 12! :lol:

  • Comment 92, posted at 04.02.09 18:23:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 91) : There you go…….

  • Comment 93, posted at 04.02.09 18:23:41 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 87) : Are you trying to insinuate that I’m a….Stormers fan?? :eek:

  • Comment 94, posted at 04.02.09 18:24:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 94) : Well what do we really know about you, other than you hate the Bulls. Could be any South African outside of Pretoria. :lol:

  • Comment 95, posted at 04.02.09 18:25:11 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • another try for us, another penalty for them

    Elapsed Time: 66 mins
    The Bulls lose the ball on attack and the ref blows the scrum. However, the Assistant referee brings his attention to something and the Bulls get a penalty which they convert.

    Elapsed Time: 63 mins
    The Bulls clear to touch but gain little distance and the Sharks attack off the lineout. Ross Cronje gets the ball and manages to power his way through to score. Frans Steyn drop-kicks the conversion over.

  • Comment 96, posted at 04.02.09 18:26:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • and now Frans adds a fourth…

    Elapsed Time: 67 mins
    The Bulls throw a wild speculative pass which goes loose and Francois Steyn is onto it like a flash, kicking it ahead twice before beating the defence to the ball. Kaplan has to confer with his assistants in the absence of a TV ref and awards the try.

  • Comment 97, posted at 04.02.09 18:27:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 95) : Actually, I’m sitting in my office in Brummeria, East Pretoria. LOL :lol:

  • Comment 98, posted at 04.02.09 18:28:54 by klempie Reply

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  • 26-9 now… better

  • Comment 99, posted at 04.02.09 18:30:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 98) : :lol: Too funny….So you’re a self hater then. :grin:

  • Comment 100, posted at 04.02.09 18:30:16 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • number 5:

    Elapsed Time: 69 mins
    The Sharks are back on the scoreboard before you know it as JP PIetersen combines with Odwa Ndungane for the latter to get over in the corner. The conversion misses but that’s all academic now!

  • Comment 101, posted at 04.02.09 18:30:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • 31-9… tries to Pienaar, Burden, Cronje, Steyn and Ndungane now

  • Comment 102, posted at 04.02.09 18:31:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 100) : Durbs boy born and bred. :grin:

  • Comment 103, posted at 04.02.09 18:31:49 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 102) :

    Tide has really pushed in now and the Bulls can’t swim.

  • Comment 104, posted at 04.02.09 18:33:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 100) : Robbo is closer to being a self-hater. :wink:

  • Comment 105, posted at 04.02.09 18:33:23 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 102) : See, I told you it would all be alright.

    @klempie (Comment 103) : Nice…..me too. More than we can say for Rob though :lol:

  • Comment 106, posted at 04.02.09 18:33:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 104) : The Shark Tank is only a few hundred metres from the Indian Ocean. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 107, posted at 04.02.09 18:34:17 by klempie Reply

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  • Elapsed Time: 74 mins
    Francois Steyn attampts a chip and chase but is tackled without the ball and earns the penalty. He kicks to touch and the Sharks will have the lineout 5m from the tryline. Unfortunately the Bulls manage to steal the ball and clear.

  • Comment 108, posted at 04.02.09 18:35:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • what I lack in birthright I make up for with rabid enthusiasm :)

  • Comment 109, posted at 04.02.09 18:36:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 109) : And we gladly accept you. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 110, posted at 04.02.09 18:37:56 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 109) : and plain and simple stalking! :lol:

  • Comment 111, posted at 04.02.09 18:38:03 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Fransie having fun now:

    Elapsed Time: 76 mins
    The Sharks steal a Bulls scrum ball and manage to get into the 22 once more. Francois Steyn gets the ball and pops over a cheeky left-fotted drop goal.

  • Comment 112, posted at 04.02.09 18:38:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 111) : damn straight! And now I have a family connection too :)

  • Comment 113, posted at 04.02.09 18:38:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • it’s 34-9

  • Comment 114, posted at 04.02.09 18:40:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 113) : We’re all part of the Sharks family Rob, even those without the royal birthright. :lol:

  • Comment 115, posted at 04.02.09 18:40:29 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 107) : 680 at high tide to be precise. :mrgreen: I Google Earthed it. :smile:

  • Comment 116, posted at 04.02.09 18:40:33 by klempie Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 111) :

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 117, posted at 04.02.09 18:40:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 113) : But he’s going to play for England… :???:

  • Comment 118, posted at 04.02.09 18:41:24 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 114) : Hope this doesn’t put us into a false sense of security.

  • Comment 119, posted at 04.02.09 18:42:06 by klempie Reply

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  • number 2 for Craig

    Elapsed Time: 80 mins
    The Sharks have the scrum put-in as the hooter sounds. They take it up strongly a good 30m and almost every player gets involved as finally Craig Burden manages to power over and put a final nail in the Bulls’ coffin.

  • Comment 120, posted at 04.02.09 18:42:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 118) : not him, poephol! :)

  • Comment 121, posted at 04.02.09 18:42:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 119) : nah come on! It was the Bulls C-team

  • Comment 122, posted at 04.02.09 18:44:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 120) : Cool. A hiding to get the season off to a decent start. I’m off fellas. Mom needs me to help her install her printer. Her CD-ROM ate the installation disk so I had to download more drivers. :roll: Just finished.

  • Comment 123, posted at 04.02.09 18:44:37 by klempie Reply

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  • so – Burden 2, Pienaar, Cronje, Steyn, Ndungane

  • Comment 124, posted at 04.02.09 18:45:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 123) : have fun

  • Comment 125, posted at 04.02.09 18:45:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 122) : That’s what I’m saying. I just hope they don’t take the result too seriously.

  • Comment 126, posted at 04.02.09 18:45:31 by klempie Reply

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  • It’s only the pre-season!!!

  • Comment 127, posted at 04.02.09 18:46:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Would you rather the Sharks start out like a house on fire and are dead on their feet at the end of the season, or start a little slowly like they did in the Currie Cup and finish off the season with a string of victories, including the Super 14 trophy.

  • Comment 128, posted at 04.02.09 18:48:45 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 128) : i just want them to win every game by 50 points. Is that too much to ask?

  • Comment 129, posted at 04.02.09 18:54:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 129) : That is why we love you Rob….your unbridled enthusiasm. Unbridled by reality that is. :wink:

  • Comment 130, posted at 04.02.09 18:58:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 130) : yeah – I would never let that get in the way of a good fantasy

  • Comment 131, posted at 04.02.09 19:01:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • I better get some work done….cheers Rob. Thanks for the updates and the enthusiasm. :wink:

  • Comment 132, posted at 04.02.09 19:10:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 132) : always a pleasure :)

  • Comment 133, posted at 04.02.09 19:18:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Only the Sharks????

  • Comment 134, posted at 04.02.09 20:31:42 by Hmmm Reply

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  • No doubt FL will we running around with a semi, waxing lyrical about the “positives” he can take out of this game. Well done Sharks that should send a clear message out to all teams….do not send your 2nd rate sides to the Sharktank!

  • Comment 135, posted at 04.02.09 20:35:14 by Fierce Allegiance Reply

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