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Sharks take the spoils


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 4 Feb 2009 at 19:36
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The Sharks were worthy and deserved 39-9 winners over a game Bulls’ side in their final warm-up match on Wednesday evening at The Absa Stadium Durban.

Mike Marnewick, www.sharksrugby.co.za

In running in six tries to none, the Sharks signaled their intentions to play running rugby as much as possible, and despite the Bulls opting to run more in the second half, the Sharks probably played better rugby as their superior manpower gave the Bulls a torrid time on attack.

The first half belonged to the home side with the Bulls rarely venturing into The Sharks’ half. The Sharks certainly had the measure of their opposition – and more – as they camped inside the Bulls’ half for much of the game. The Bulls battled to get any ball, but when they did, they opted to kick for touch rather than send it to their backs and challenge The Sharks’ defence.

In terms of possession and territory, it was a totally one-sided affair and The Sharks could have doubled their score had they finished off more of their forays into the Bulls’ 22. To their credit though, they certainly tested the visitors on defence. The Bulls were fairly effective in the physicality stakes – as they always are – but on attack they offered very little, in one instance opting to kick a penalty rather than attack from inside The Sharks’ 22.

The Bulls managed to start the second half with a bit more impetus but quickly signaled their intentions, going for two drop goals, missing both. The superior defence of the Sharks kept their tryline intact but the Bulls did provide them with decent opposition and certainly didn’t come to Durban to roll over and die.

As much frustration there was in missed opportunities, so there was plenty to cheer about as the Sharks showed what they are capable of when they sense the tryline ahead of them and when they attacked with purpose, there was a sense of the inevitable about their forrays into Bulls’ territory.

Not only did the players receive a good run, but some important game time was enjoyed by players who until now were fringe players but who may well feature in the upcoming Vodacom Super14.

The good news is that there were no injuries from this match and the Sharks can expect to start welcoming back from injury some of the beefy front rowers in the coming week as they plan for the Stormers’ match in Cape Town next Saturday when they get their Vodacom Super 14 campaign off to a start.

Scorers:

Sharks: 39 (14)
Tries: Ruan Pienaar, Craig Burden (2), Ross Cronje, Francois Steyn, Odwa Ndungane
Conversions: Ruan Pienaar (2), Francois Steyn
Drop-Goal: Francois Steyn

Bulls: 9 (3)
Penalties: Francois Brummer (3)



228 Comments

  • two good things…

    1) No injuries
    2) the makeshift frontrow not only stood up well, but dominated!

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.02.09 19:43:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Okay so we can consider today as being over.

    8 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.02.09 20:23:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    Yeh but against who???

    Burden and Smit are good front rowers (don’t knwo about Melusi)

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.02.09 20:29:35 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 3) : well, Greyling is highly rated in Bulls circles and Makuu was their first-choice hooker inthe Currie Cup…

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.02.09 20:54:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • How was Smit at 3?

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.02.09 22:46:14 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 5) : sounds like he did well

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.02.09 23:46:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Rob….buddy, Maku was not their first choice hooker, he was very much their second choice after Kuun. Maku got some game time, but I believe with Chilliboy back from injury, that Maku will quickly revert to their Vodacom Cup team with Kuun and Chilliboy as first and second choice respectively. Not sure what the Bulls see in Kuun, but for some reason they love him.

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.02.09 02:25:11 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Well done Sharks!

    So that makes it 0-3 for the Bulls in pre-season! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.02.09 07:26:40 by wpw Reply
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  • well the game was one of two halves…the sharks camped in one half for forty minutes and then in the other for forty. the wasted countless tries.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.02.09 07:57:21 by try time Reply

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  • the only thing worse than mvovo and the bulls was kaplan. and i am not saying this from a sharks perspective, he was shocking to both teams.

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.02.09 08:00:09 by try time Reply

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  • one of the sharks tries was a blatent forward pass, and like he did last year he allows opposition players to come into the breakdown from the sides. the bulls should have had a player yellow carded for a deliberate foul when a backline player came from an offside position and intercepted a definite try pass.

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.02.09 08:02:37 by try time Reply

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  • the player of the match was ndlovu. he by far was the best man on the pitch. his only weakness was retaining ball in the breakdown, that that was partly his supports fault that were playing men rather than the ball.

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.02.09 08:05:13 by try time Reply

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  • frans seems to have gotten control of his boot and made some deft kicks. big worry though is he can’t pass

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.02.09 08:07:17 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 11) :

    Dude, it was a friendly game. Give the guy a break!!! :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.02.09 08:07:52 by wpw Reply
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  • and my nightmare of him giving away intercept tries could be a reality.

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.02.09 08:08:07 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : what ya mean? the warm up game is there to note the weaknesses so you can make sure you don’t make them in a game where a mistake can cost a team money.

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.02.09 08:09:55 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 13) :

    And yet some folks are calling for him to play at 12 for the Boks. Ja right!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.02.09 08:10:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 10) :
    You mean Vulindlu? He did knock on twice(?) …and I don’t know who taught him to kick like that before stepping (waste of time and dare I say it…MOMENTUM)…but he did make some good solid tackles. He’s not ready for the big stage yet…but we have something to work with there.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.02.09 08:10:09 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 18) : check ur gmail dude…

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.02.09 08:11:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : and i am just giving the other side that sharks rugby cannot report. it is to even the article out.

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.02.09 08:12:29 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 13) :

    Gees…was I wearing my “make-Frans-look-good” glasses again?

    I thought he did a lot of passing yesterday…the wings saw the ball A LOT…maybe a bit too much for their liking….because they started running sideways…

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.02.09 08:13:32 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 18) : true his defence was good. but a wings job is to hold on to a ball and use it. not kick or knock on.

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.02.09 08:13:56 by try time Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 21) : @try time (Comment 22) : Although it was a friendly, perhaps some player ratings from the Sharks side :?:

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.02.09 08:25:08 by Charlie Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 21) : no blackshark don’t get me wrong, frans is looking good. and i was impressed with him last night. i rushed my analysis of him cos my computer wanted to restart. he was solid and looked after the ball well, he just made a few loose passes that would get snapped up by a better opposition.

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.02.09 08:26:34 by try time Reply

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  • it only takes one loose pass to create an intercept try for the opposition and as an inside centre you cannot do it.

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.02.09 08:27:45 by try time Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 23) : charlie it would be rough to because it was a warmup. the guys were definately rusty and almost all knocked a ball on or made a mistake. but i will give an analysis of each guy.

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.02.09 08:29:47 by try time Reply

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  • My positives

    1.The makeshift Front Row stood their ground
    I guess the experience of John kept things together but Barra and Craig gave a good account of themselves. Barra is not a machine like Beast but he did his best to keep up with the pace of the game in the loose.
    Mox on the other side looked exhausted halfway through the first half.

    Craig looked stronger than I remembered, dealt well with contact. The was a bit of a breeze but I think his hooking skills keep improving…

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.02.09 08:31:06 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • hey there, can anyone tell me how that downey bloke played???

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.02.09 08:31:12 by willa Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 17) : i never wanted him there. he is and always will be better at fullback.

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.02.09 08:31:24 by try time Reply

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  • soryy to mvovo. it was vulindlu that was poor. thanks blackshark. teaches me for going to the game without the teamsheet.

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.02.09 08:33:58 by try time Reply

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  • 2. Mr Terblanche… I don’t know how long he plans to keep going…but barring any injuries…I think we might just see the best of Oom Stef this season. He did deny JP a try (failed to pass) but he apologised for it. He looked fresh and young throughout the game…even trying some cheeky grubbers. His kicking was pretty good…

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.02.09 08:35:34 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • 3. Jean Deysel – is he a human being?

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.02.09 08:37:15 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 13) :

    big worry though is he can’t pass

    I am surprised this is news to you!

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.02.09 08:40:53 by MorneN Reply
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  • 4. Ruan and Rocket…played with a lot of understanding. I truly believe that with Pienaar settled at 10… Rory will step up and challenge for a place in the Bok squad pretty soon…the boy plays with a lot of guts. He took a massive tackle in the first half but he got up and didn’t shy away from contact…

    What can I say about Ruan? He has such a good eye for space on the field…be it for kicking or running through…his try was pure magic…

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.02.09 08:43:10 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • 15. Stefan Terblanche- Excellent and if he can keep this form up we are in for a good season.
    14. Luzuko Vulindlu- as i said poor decision making and shouldn’t use ky jelly before a game
    13. Adrian Jacobs- never got decent enough ball to do anything. although i still wonder if he should start. doesn’t seem as effective with the ball in the first half. but his defence is solid.
    12. Francois Steyn- said enough about him
    11. JP Pietersen- brilliant and could be on 2007 form. tended to waste a lot of energy running sideways.
    10. Ruan Pienaar- his decision to take the 10 jersey has made him far more dangerous than when he played scrummie. he could just be the sharks player of the season.
    9. Rory Kockott-still selfish as ever. couple of silly mistakes but it was a warm up. he did make some telling breaks though.
    8. Ryan Kankowski- always in the right position, but wasn’t firing. probably saving it for the real stuff. no worries here.
    7. Jean Deysel-tended to play the man more than the ball. needs a little focus. but he still was brilliant with ball in hand. looks good for 2009.
    6. Skholiwe Ndlovu-as i said this man was brilliant and i think keegan should look at wing as his 2009 position.
    5. Johann Muller-solid and strong lineout time. definately helped the second string front row.
    4. Steven Sykes-was impressive. he seems to have put on some bulk and is looking good.
    3. John Smit-was a machine, is a machine and will always be (hopefully) he definately is the secret captain. played for 3 to 4 minutes without a shoe.
    2. Craig Burden-looked solid. doesn’t seem as quick, but definately bulkier. good lineout throwing.
    1. Melusi Mthethwa-wasn’t really watching him so cannot give an honest opinion, but the scrum was strong when he was there.
    16. Frik Venter-can’t say
    17. Dave Hawksworth-also did a shoeless run. was solid at scrum time and made some big hits.
    18. Alistair Hargreaves- needs to sort out his lineout catching.
    Justin Downey- didn’t do anything spectacular, but it is hard to improve on ryan.
    19. Jacques Botes-was obviously saving himself for next week.
    20. Ross Cronje- wasn’t impressed, i think charl may be a better option.
    21. Odwa Ndungane- excellent. nothing more to say.
    22. Chris Jordaan- never did much, but then he was left at the back when the bulls had given up so he had nothing to do.
    Riaan Swanepoel- linked up ok with frans when ruan was replaced, but i think he’ll look better with the ball coming from ruan.

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.02.09 08:52:58 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 24) :
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    Yeah…one or two loose passes…and when you have a poacher like JdV…that’s all it takes to throw the game away…so he has to keep control of that.

    Too many rushed passes in the first half and early part of the 2nd half ( not all from Frans :smile: ) – I even saw JP motioning to the guys to calm down and take it easy…

    Anyway- that brings me to positive no.

    5. JP – no… not Duminy :mrgreen: ..but that guy who was my player of the series for the EOYT. He started slowly in the first half …guilty of running sideways too many times…but when he got going he was almost unstoppable. Defence…still rock solid. The dry 2008 season is behind this man…trust me on that…

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.02.09 08:53:52 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 27) : thanks for watching barra. he was solid at scrum time. we wheeled a nice one in the first 20.

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.02.09 08:54:28 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 35) :
    Oh…let me just look at that and add my 2 cents worth… :razz:

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.02.09 08:55:47 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @MorneN (Comment 33) : frans the man you don’t know whether you love or hate.

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.02.09 08:58:07 by try time Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 38) : go for it. as i said i was only watching certain players so may have missed a bit.

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.02.09 08:59:12 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 35) :

    14 – Vulindlu ( lol@ TT) …you’re right…although it was pretty weird that he had superglue when he tackled…and “butter” when receiving the ball…he needs to work on that…

    13. Adi – looked a bit slow (sorry Charlie) – but he’s a man for big games…so I’m not worried there.

    8. Kanko – he has less hair…

    7. Wolla – gee die bal vir Wolla…

    6. Skho – wanted to record a video for Hmmm.
    Currently not many Zulus in rugby :lol: but we have a warrior in Ndlovu…hard-working on attack and defence.

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.02.09 09:07:28 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 41) : ndlovu looked like a cross between beast and deysel. and that isn’t a bad mixture. i remember the one run he had he kept going with three of four bulls hanging on.

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.02.09 09:13:12 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : Good point! :mrgreen:

    Morning fellas.

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.02.09 09:17:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : yeah i don’t know what the bulls are playing at but they aren’t doing themselves any favours. if anything i think their preseason could have hurt them more than helped.

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.02.09 09:20:13 by try time Reply

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  • 20 – Ross…still don’t understand why he was there ahead of Charl as well…

    21- Odwa …was warming up in front of me. He seems to have packed a bit more upper body…but he still has tiny legs…damn… :mrgreen:
    Had a great game…lots of understanding between him/JP/Stef…the kinda stuff you can’t buy but only get from a gelled team.

    22 – Blondie – yeah…the Bulls were just kicking everything down the field…but he caught them well…and tried to start a few runs…

    Rob ran a poll a week or so ago after the Sharks’ not-so-impressive performance against the Pumas…and the general consensus was that “we shouldn’t read much into the warm up games”. As much as I was impressed by the Sharks yesterday (I think TT was too)…just take everything we say with a grain of salt. :wink:

    Until 14/02/09…and beyond—BLACK AND WHITE. Nothing else matters.
    Sharks forever!

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.02.09 09:22:08 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 42) : Beast + Deysel = Beysel :lol:

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.02.09 09:23:49 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 46) :
    We can add a bit of Betsen there…but not the face off course… :smile:

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.02.09 09:28:15 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • TT and Black Shark thanks for your observations.

    You guys work well in tandem, TT watches the guys feet and BS the ball.

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.02.09 09:40:04 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 46) : ha ha. but i think his surname says it all. elephant.

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.02.09 09:40:40 by try time Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 48) : yeah i spend most my time watching breakdowns, because thats where referees cock it up all the time so i tend to miss some of the backline stuff.

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.02.09 09:42:26 by try time Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 47) : maybe we should scream jumbo (like loggers shout timber) when he gets the ball.

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.02.09 09:43:23 by try time Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 41) : Adi needs to get rid of the rust, but will surely prove his worth in a nick :wink:

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.02.09 09:44:38 by Charlie Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 50) : in saying that you can’t miss ruans step. it can be seen in space. his try was just plain brilliance. he step the defender twice and the guy didn’t have a clue what happened to him.

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.02.09 09:49:05 by try time Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 48) :
    And just as I post that Black Shark come up with this “Odwa …was warming up in front of me. He seems to have packed a bit more upper body…but he still has tiny legs…damn…”

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.02.09 09:50:22 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 54) : i was wondering if you read that :lol:

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.02.09 09:51:27 by try time Reply

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  • So how did the newcomers do greyshark?

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.02.09 09:52:52 by Hmmm Reply

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  • BTW, how is the 2010 soccer stadium coming on. I believe its very impressive and well ahead of schedule?

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.02.09 09:58:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 54) : @try time (Comment 55) :
    Ha ha ha …they are really tiny…hard to miss :lol:

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.02.09 10:01:52 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 57) : f@#$ing expensive. my rates hurt every month. so who cares what it looks like. i suppose if you aren’t paying for it, it does look good. but i back sharks on this one. don’t move.

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.02.09 10:09:02 by try time Reply

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  • oh talking about last nights game. does anyone know what laws are being played in the s14? kaplan didn’t seem to know. because he hardly gave any short arms and he allowed mauls to be pulled down. maybe ksa could do an article for us stupid ones.

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.02.09 10:20:07 by try time Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 56) :

    I heard that wing was a 98kg waste of space!??!

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.02.09 10:21:03 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 56) : See the comments above…

    @Hmmm (Comment 61) :

    Waste of space is a bit too harsh…

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.02.09 10:34:24 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 28) : that Downey bloke is family, my cousin! You will call him “sir” around here :)

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.02.09 10:37:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • why did I think Ndlovu meant Rhino? Shows how crap my Zulu is…

  • Comment 64, posted at 05.02.09 10:43:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) : are you being serious?

  • Comment 65, posted at 05.02.09 10:56:05 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 59) :
    And I thought they upped your rates so that they could change all the street names and confuse everyone at the same time. My understanding is that the stadium costs will be worked into this coming years rates.

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.02.09 10:57:18 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) : @robdylan (Comment 64) : @try time (Comment 65) :

    Ha ha ha …Rhino is ubhejane…

    TT got it spot on…

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.02.09 10:58:45 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • Positive no.6.
    Fitness levels – I know a lot of changes were made during the game…but most of the guys looked like they could still run for a further 80 minutes. It was evident that lot of work was put in during the pre-season training. Keep it up guys!

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.02.09 11:02:11 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 66) : Oh yeah- the stadium is looking good…the shape is there…the arch is up…looks like everything will be done on schedule.

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.02.09 11:03:19 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 66) : thanks for ruining my day. you can only drain so much blood from a carcass.

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.02.09 11:07:18 by try time Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 68) : yeah i see john plum is making sure john earns his salary. he has played 80 mins almost every game since he returned. while johan gets a breather.

  • Comment 71, posted at 05.02.09 11:09:21 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 71) : but good to see smit is back in shape.

  • Comment 72, posted at 05.02.09 11:09:53 by try time Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 66) :

    I’ve never seen these pics of lightning around the stadium…

    http://blog.ecr.co.za/newswatch/?p=1093

  • Comment 73, posted at 05.02.09 11:10:13 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • I used to drive through the village of Gingindlovu years back. Magic name that.

  • Comment 74, posted at 05.02.09 11:11:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 73) : loving your new avatar… did you do it yourself?

  • Comment 75, posted at 05.02.09 11:12:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 74) : i have never seen a ginger elephant. :lol:

  • Comment 76, posted at 05.02.09 11:13:06 by try time Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 67) : well – I must be honest, I am concentrating more on German, French and Spanish at the moment. Not a whole lot of Zulu speakers on the continent…

  • Comment 77, posted at 05.02.09 11:13:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 73) : those pictures are shocking.

  • Comment 78, posted at 05.02.09 11:15:25 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 77) : not many spanish german or french players in the sharks team at the moment. :lol:

  • Comment 79, posted at 05.02.09 11:16:07 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) :
    Yeah…after the success of the one I had with the Sharks circling the Currie Cup – I thought I should try this… :smile:

  • Comment 80, posted at 05.02.09 11:20:21 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 74) :

    It’s a mouthful alright… :wink:

    @robdylan (Comment 77) : I seriously need to learn Spanish…

    @try time (Comment 78) : I know! I’m actually not very fond of lightning…

  • Comment 81, posted at 05.02.09 11:22:53 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 62) :

    Oh no…I don’t have time to read through all of that now…will later
    I am saying what I heard…but then again…you are trying to build his confidence :smile:

    I heard Ndlovu played well at times…and the front row stood up well…

  • Comment 82, posted at 05.02.09 11:24:01 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 79) : Monty Dumond speaks pretty good French

  • Comment 83, posted at 05.02.09 11:27:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 83) : i said sharks players not wildebeest players. :lol:

  • Comment 84, posted at 05.02.09 11:30:59 by try time Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 80) : What’s in the shark’s mouth? Apart from it’s teeth that is. :wink:

  • Comment 85, posted at 05.02.09 11:32:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 81) : Espanol es muy facile

  • Comment 86, posted at 05.02.09 11:37:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 86) :

    Eso es lo que todos dicen.

  • Comment 87, posted at 05.02.09 11:44:54 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 84) : oooh – ouch.

  • Comment 88, posted at 05.02.09 11:45:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 87) : Habla espanol? O entienda espanol?

  • Comment 89, posted at 05.02.09 11:46:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 85) :

    This should help …

    http://www.sharksworld.co.za/ccfl08/?mode=showuser&userid=72

  • Comment 90, posted at 05.02.09 11:47:52 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 89) :
    Yo entiendo algunas palabras. También el uso de Google Translate. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 91, posted at 05.02.09 11:50:17 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 91) : es bastardo! I’ve been doing this from scratch

  • Comment 92, posted at 05.02.09 11:57:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 92) : :lol:

  • Comment 93, posted at 05.02.09 12:12:28 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • “The Sharks were worthy and deserved 39-9 winners over a game Bulls’ side in their final warm-up match on Wednesday evening at The Absa Stadium Durban.”

    See. More arrogance :lol:

  • Comment 94, posted at 05.02.09 12:18:37 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 93) : what does “palabras” mean?

  • Comment 95, posted at 05.02.09 12:21:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 95) : words :smile:

  • Comment 96, posted at 05.02.09 12:24:31 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 94) : what other words would you use in an opening sentence to describe a 6 tries to none thrashing?

    I’d call that factual!

  • Comment 97, posted at 05.02.09 12:25:46 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 94) :

    I have to admit that after watching that game…my arrogance has quadrupled… :razz:

  • Comment 98, posted at 05.02.09 12:26:04 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 97) : The Sharks playing the equivalent of a pack of blind grannies ran in six tries last night.

    @arrogant blackshark (Comment 98) : :lol:

  • Comment 99, posted at 05.02.09 12:29:46 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • here we go…

  • Comment 100, posted at 05.02.09 12:32:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 97) : that wasn’t a thrashing. but it could have been.

  • Comment 101, posted at 05.02.09 12:33:28 by try time Reply

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  • if you count the ten blown tries then it would have been thrashing. just before halftime the sharks camped on the bulls try line missed 5 gaps in as many moves and ended up getting held short of the line.

  • Comment 102, posted at 05.02.09 12:36:54 by try time Reply

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  • Was that the Bulls 3rd team you guys beat last night???

    Getting excited over nothing… :roll:

  • Comment 103, posted at 05.02.09 12:38:13 by wpw Reply
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  • Word is…after the great dribbling skills demonstrated by Frans Steyn just before scoring his try , Man City have doubled their offer to R20m…

  • Comment 104, posted at 05.02.09 12:42:48 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 103) : don’t flatter that bulls team. some of those guys were shocking.

  • Comment 105, posted at 05.02.09 12:45:19 by try time Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 99) : OK, for the less than one-eyed, here’s a contribution.

    “The Sharks, filled with Springboks, could only manage to beat a second string Bulls side, who according to their website were competitive for 65 minutes of the game, by six tries.

    It was a woefully inept performance from a side that will obviously struggle this season given their inability to not score 100 tries.

    Sharks are in for a beating against the Stormers who managed a wonderfully explosive win over a tough Boland side recently.”

  • Comment 106, posted at 05.02.09 12:46:28 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 104) : yeah why didn’t i think of that. frans is far more suited to football. pretty boy that kicks and runs well but doesn’t need to think.

  • Comment 107, posted at 05.02.09 12:46:57 by try time Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 106) : where’s that quote from. puke’s page.

  • Comment 108, posted at 05.02.09 12:48:06 by try time Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 106) : BTW, go and have a read of the Bulls website match report if you think the Sharks was a joke.

  • Comment 109, posted at 05.02.09 12:49:45 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 106) : you got sum skillz… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 110, posted at 05.02.09 12:50:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 110) : Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As are match reports!

  • Comment 111, posted at 05.02.09 12:53:27 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 109) : I am just amazed that BOTH sides are claiming clear scrum ascendancy…

  • Comment 112, posted at 05.02.09 12:53:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 103) :

    Rich coming from someone who’s team get regular hidings from Griqua’s and Pumas… :twisted:

    GO SHARKS!!!!!! :lol:

  • Comment 113, posted at 05.02.09 12:55:01 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 111) : were you at the game last night, Balds?

  • Comment 114, posted at 05.02.09 12:55:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 112) : well i think blackshark and i can attest to the sharks being about 10% better.

  • Comment 115, posted at 05.02.09 12:55:43 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 114) : is baldrick a durban boy. ha ha he is so sour i thought he was from jo burg.

  • Comment 116, posted at 05.02.09 12:56:35 by try time Reply

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  • :smile:

    And someone had the audacity to call us sensitive :lol:

  • Comment 117, posted at 05.02.09 12:56:41 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 111) : well i don’t think there could be many match reports cos i looked into the media area and all i saw was a nerdy guy typing away on his lap top which was probably michael from sharksrugby and a few guys messing around. so i would have to take sharksrugby’s view as king.

  • Comment 118, posted at 05.02.09 13:00:05 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 118) : even though it is blatently biased at sharksrugby.

  • Comment 119, posted at 05.02.09 13:01:19 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 114) : Nope, but I read the match reports and live updates. IN my book, 6 tries to none and opportunities missed shows that there was really only one side in it. I’m not jumping over the moon like we have just won the S14, but the truth remains, the Bulls have lost all three warm-up games and have to be seriously worrying themselves.

  • Comment 120, posted at 05.02.09 13:03:00 by Baldrick Reply

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  • The decision by Bulls coach Frans Ludeke to send a mainly second string selection into battle has handed the Sharks an easy Super 14 pre-season warm-up, with the latter scoring a runaway 39-9 win in Durban on Wednesday.

    And before you think Baldrick made that up as well…it’s from
    http://sport.iafrica.com/rugby/super14/news/1495620.htm

    :lol: Thanks Frans!!!

  • Comment 121, posted at 05.02.09 13:04:08 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 117) : You forget that we have had no silverware for 12 years.

    It’s not arrogance, just utter and sheer relief that we perhaps aren’t so kak anymore and actually have something to cheer about for a change.

    And that no-one can call our team chokers any more!

  • Comment 122, posted at 05.02.09 13:04:35 by Baldrick Reply

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  • ok i just read the bulls report and that is the biggest load of shit i have read. the scoreline was poor because the sharks squandered tries not the bulls doing anything half decent. the bulls only left their half when they had to change at half time.

  • Comment 123, posted at 05.02.09 13:06:45 by try time Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 120) : thats a pity, i would have liked to get a third persons opinion on the game. blackshark and i are very biased.

  • Comment 124, posted at 05.02.09 13:10:54 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 123) : So who to believe, the Sharks or Bulls website? The Bulls match report is called damage control.

  • Comment 125, posted at 05.02.09 13:12:14 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 125) : thats putting it lightly. the sharksrugby article was close but i have come to expect it to plaster over the problems. but that is what you want from the unions mouthpiece. but the bulls report had no truth in it. why didn’t the bulls reporter admit he wasn’t at the game and has no idea what happened.

  • Comment 126, posted at 05.02.09 13:15:48 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 107) :

    So you think Frans Steyn is ‘pretty’ :twisted:

  • Comment 127, posted at 05.02.09 13:16:19 by wpw Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 125) : i agree i think the bulls are in shit and have some injuries. they are probably hoping they will be good enough for the reds, but cannot afford to play big names because any more injuries will put them in dire straits.

  • Comment 128, posted at 05.02.09 13:17:30 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 127) : pretty boy. meaning loves himself and vain.

  • Comment 129, posted at 05.02.09 13:18:54 by try time Reply

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  • I just wish that someone who went to the game would write us a decent, semi-unbiased match report… :)

  • Comment 130, posted at 05.02.09 13:20:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 129) : Sounds about right for Steyn

  • Comment 131, posted at 05.02.09 13:21:27 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 123) :

    Ok…I guess I have read the Bulls report then…

  • Comment 132, posted at 05.02.09 13:22:00 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • :shock:

    This is the only part that was true…

    the score doesn’t really reflect what happened on the night.

    The rest is rubbish…

  • Comment 133, posted at 05.02.09 13:24:36 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 130) :

    Why?? I am happy with the reporting.. :wink:

  • Comment 134, posted at 05.02.09 13:25:59 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 130) : i was going to write a report, but had some tax to do. but i think blackshark and i covered enough of the game in detail. don’t want to step on the hard man of rugby journalism’s (m marnewick)feet. he at least kept everyone updated during the game while i was swearing at kaplan and drinking beer.

  • Comment 135, posted at 05.02.09 13:26:42 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 135) : what a great way to spend an evening :)

  • Comment 136, posted at 05.02.09 13:29:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 134) : True, why do we need an unbiased report for the Stormers guys who want to read that the Sharks were kak?

    I want to hear that they were sublime and the oppo was crap!

  • Comment 137, posted at 05.02.09 13:35:21 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 136) : damn right and from next week there will be plenty of it. bring on super 14.

  • Comment 138, posted at 05.02.09 13:38:05 by try time Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 137) : yeah the sharks were sublime if you count setting up tries and creating try opportunities. as for finishing they obviously wanted to stay humble and not go into the super 14 with big heads like the stormers.

  • Comment 139, posted at 05.02.09 13:39:45 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 135) : Life sounds tough in the Batman household!

  • Comment 140, posted at 05.02.09 13:39:54 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 139) : they might also have been holding back just a little… you don’t want to give too much away

  • Comment 141, posted at 05.02.09 13:42:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 137) :

    Sure as hell dont wanna read how crap they were… :lol:

    @try time (Comment 139) : That reasoning suites me just fine!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 142, posted at 05.02.09 13:43:25 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 141) :

    Yes there were a number of effeminate, I mean Stormer looking observers at the game.

  • Comment 143, posted at 05.02.09 13:48:34 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • come fishy fishy…..

  • Comment 144, posted at 05.02.09 13:54:34 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 129) :

    That is faaaaaaar tooooooooo deeeeeeeeep for wes…

  • Comment 145, posted at 05.02.09 13:55:15 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 145) :

    Hey pretty boy! I’m not the one posting pics of my face and discussing it on blogs. :shock:

  • Comment 146, posted at 05.02.09 13:59:52 by wpw Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 143) : DP – I take it you were there too? Any thoughts?

  • Comment 147, posted at 05.02.09 14:12:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 147) :

    I suppose even if I say i was there too, no one is gonna ask for MY expert oppinion?? :roll: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 148, posted at 05.02.09 14:15:13 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 145) : what is that behind you in the pic, Hmmm? Keep meaning to ask

  • Comment 149, posted at 05.02.09 14:16:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 140) : its called the batfamily. get it right :lol: we are all a bit batty.

  • Comment 150, posted at 05.02.09 14:18:19 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 149) : yeah what is behind himmmm?

  • Comment 151, posted at 05.02.09 14:20:08 by try time Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 148) : you fishing for a compliment? :) Nice hat… :)

  • Comment 152, posted at 05.02.09 14:20:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • Now that the Batman household has been mentioned…..

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 153) :
    Man thats one crazy, angry dude.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 152) :

    Now why would you ask that?? :shock: :wink: But thanks anyway.. :wink:

    I was mearly saying that I was there… :cool:

  • Comment 155, posted at 05.02.09 14:30:08 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 153) : the joker must have peed the american psycho off.

  • Comment 156, posted at 05.02.09 14:38:43 by try time Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 155) : were you? thanks for buying me a beer. where were you sitting?

  • Comment 157, posted at 05.02.09 14:39:33 by try time Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 155) : were you really? Shit, I didn’t realise.

    When will your report be in my inbox? Half an hour?

  • Comment 158, posted at 05.02.09 14:40:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 155) : and what was your take on the game. were blackshark and me off the mark.

  • Comment 159, posted at 05.02.09 14:41:35 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 157) : you beach bums are all the same the moment you catch a whiff of some Gauteng cash :)

  • Comment 160, posted at 05.02.09 14:41:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 158) : you really want a report, don’t you. don’t you hate it when you have reporters at the game and no-one wants to write that all important match report. but they are quite happy to rub it in that they were at the game and blog about it for a whole day. you must hate bastards like that. :lol:

  • Comment 161, posted at 05.02.09 14:45:09 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 157) :

    You seemed to be doing just fine with your own supply! :lol:

    @try time (Comment 159) :

    There is a very good reason why I said that no one will ask for MY expert opinion…Yeah – the boys were might fine and nicely bulked up.. :mrgreen:

    @robdylan (Comment 158) :

    :twisted: You willing to pay?? :wink:

  • Comment 162, posted at 05.02.09 14:45:19 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 160) : damn right we only survive because of their love of our beaches. :smile:

  • Comment 163, posted at 05.02.09 14:46:58 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 147) :

    Rob I have found that it is pretty difficult to read anything out of these warm up matches in South Africa.

    The 3rd choice front row did far better then I expected but I’m not sure of the quality of the opposition. John had a very good game and had some clever moves. Deysel was out the top draw on the drive but his hands did let him down on occasions. Kanko was fairly indifferent game on attack but, importantly, I thought his defence had improved.

    The locks were solid.

    I thought the backline were good on defence lacked a bit of penetration on attack and reminded me too much of Super 14 2008 backline. I hope they were hiding all their moves for next Saturday.

    Pienaar was solid as a backline general and showed that amazing side step for the 1st try. Steyn was enthusiastic and excellent on defence but I was hoping to see a bit more maturity from him. JP is the hungry JP we saw in the CC and year-end tour not the one that was still basking in RWC glory in the 2008 Super 14. Charile, I mean AD, had a fairly indifferent game but I expect him to step up. Terblanche was ok and trying his best but not much coming off on attack. Odwa show enough when he came to not have any sleepless night about his number 14 jersey going anywhere else.

    Cronje and Vulindlu are not Super 14 standard yet. Ndlovu has improved but he is small for a loosie and therefore must be behind Botes and Daniel for their position.

  • Comment 164, posted at 05.02.09 14:47:26 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 160) :
    He he he you’ve just given me an idea… I haven’t been to the beach in …. 4 days…

  • Comment 165, posted at 05.02.09 14:48:01 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 162) : ha ha looks like the gauty is after pommie cash. the pecking order is starting to show.

  • Comment 166, posted at 05.02.09 14:48:07 by try time Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 164) : come on are you saying ndlovu is smaller than keegan? didn’t look like it when he was dragging the bulls along. but i agree botes is definately first choice.

  • Comment 167, posted at 05.02.09 14:50:22 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 166) : ha ha – you are too sharp.

    @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 162) : wake up, Ice! It’s me you’re talking to :)

  • Comment 168, posted at 05.02.09 14:51:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 146) :

    I have never had a discussion about my face…
    And the only comments I can remember was when Ras and someone (think KSA)on RW said about me and some other blogger that looking at our pictures you wont think that we are the naughtiest on there…and that was a pic of me holding a derado…don’t think anyone ever commented about this pic…

    So what are you on about!??!
    Oh and by the way…I cannot be vain…I take a max of 10 sec a day with my hair…and then leave it for the rest of the day (no matter what happens I did make it neat)…

  • Comment 169, posted at 05.02.09 14:51:33 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 166) :

    Getting paid in pound is a better option, not so?? :wink: BTW – did you see the cheap airticket prices on Emirates?? Under R5k for return ticket to London from JHb or CT?? I mean – I can go and give a personal interview of my accounts of the rugby to Robs.. :lol:

  • Comment 170, posted at 05.02.09 14:53:09 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 169) : methinks though doth protest too much, hmmm. You sure you’re not a Stormers supporters.

  • Comment 171, posted at 05.02.09 14:54:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 169) : Careful buddy you starting to sound like a Stormers supporter :lol:

  • Comment 172, posted at 05.02.09 14:55:02 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 167) :

    No I am saying he is the same physique and even style of play as Botes and Daniel. Considering their track record he will have to be content to wait behind them for the open-sider berth. But if he could become Waugh or Smith in turning balls over maybe he could leap frog them.

  • Comment 173, posted at 05.02.09 14:55:31 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 171) : Fools are much the same :lol:

  • Comment 174, posted at 05.02.09 14:57:01 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 170) : if you don’t mind paying 5k, you can come and stay for as long as you like :)

  • Comment 175, posted at 05.02.09 14:58:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • You okes have to read this…

    http://www.ideate.co.za/2009/02/05/career-opportunity-get-paid-to-drink/

    Help with the finance and all

  • Comment 176, posted at 05.02.09 15:00:13 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 164) :

    John had a very good game and had some clever moves

    Deysel was out the top draw

    The locks were solid

    I thought the backline were good on defence…hiding all their moves for next Saturday.

    Pienaar was solid as a backline general and showed that amazing side step

    Is it me or is this report also biased…and arrogant!!! :evil:

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 177, posted at 05.02.09 15:01:14 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 149) :

    What do you mean Rob?

    It is just a simple pic…I think one of 3 that I have of myself…and I donno where the other 3 are…
    A lady friend did put some extra pic’s of me on my myspace for me…but I never had those pic’sw (although she is adamant she saved them on my laptop)???

    I don’t do pic’s…I leave that for the models (who can)…I am usually nagged before agreeing to pic’s…

  • Comment 178, posted at 05.02.09 15:01:52 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 174) : :mrgreen:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 171) : @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 172) :

    Oh I don’t get that one…

    I don’t know how Stormers supporters are with regards to pictures :roll:

  • Comment 180, posted at 05.02.09 15:03:12 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 170) : hey i thought your stalking days were through. :lol: talking of which when i saw sykes make a run and palm off a defender last night, i thought you would have enjoyed that. remind you of the days when he pushed you away. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 181, posted at 05.02.09 15:03:50 by try time Reply

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  • Personal Details
    Full Name Skholiwe
    Surname Ndlovu
    Height 180cm
    Weight 90kg
    Birth Date 13 February 1985

    Personal Details
    Full Name Keegan Rhys
    Surname Daniel
    Height 188cm
    Weight 90kg
    Birth Date 5 March 1985

    Personal Details
    Full Name Louis Jacques
    Nick Name Jacques
    Surname Botes
    Height 182cm
    Weight 98kg
    Birth Date 28 November 1980

  • Comment 182, posted at 05.02.09 15:04:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 169) :
    :lol: :cry: (Can we have a laughing face… with tears rolling down )…

  • Comment 183, posted at 05.02.09 15:04:30 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 170) : yeah ba have also dropped theirs.

  • Comment 184, posted at 05.02.09 15:04:45 by try time Reply

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  • I have it on good authority that Keegan is not 1.88m tall… he is closer to 1.85

  • Comment 185, posted at 05.02.09 15:05:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 169) : @wpw (Comment 146) :

    Oh and Wes…
    If memory serves…you made like 79 comments responses and posted a few “emotions” comments about your pic on the coach….but I still can’t get myself to call you a pretty boy though :wink:

  • Comment 186, posted at 05.02.09 15:05:35 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 182) : ndlovu definately looked bigger than keegan last night. probably the height makes keegan look thinner.

  • Comment 187, posted at 05.02.09 15:06:36 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 182) :

    I wouldn’t trust those 100% if I were you…

    Somebody has to do an update on those stats because some of these guys seem to have added a lot more muscle…and these profiles haven’t been updated for quite a while…

    That said…Skho is definitely behind JB and Keegs…but good to know we have promising back-up…

  • Comment 188, posted at 05.02.09 15:08:39 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 181) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Nasty shit! :evil: :mrgreen:

    @try time (Comment 184) :

    So have Virgin…

    @robdylan (Comment 175) :

    You just want me to babysit so you can spoil the missus!! :wink:

  • Comment 189, posted at 05.02.09 15:09:18 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 149) :

    Robd…I liked the pic of Big G more and I am sure you all enjoyed looking at that more than my smug…but when someone referred to me as a chick there was no way I was going to leave it on…
    Plus I have not spoken to her for a few months now…so I donno if she is still ok with me posting her modelling pic’s….
    As far as I know she no longer models (well she is not with the agency she was with when we still spoke everyday)….

  • Comment 190, posted at 05.02.09 15:10:58 by Hmmm Reply

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  • well whoever is bigger, i am pleased the sharks have a good supply of good loosies. we weren’t in this position last year.

  • Comment 191, posted at 05.02.09 15:11:26 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 182) :

    If Keegan is 188 (or even 185) I am over 2 meters…
    Well at least Botes has some weight (8 kg are a lot)…and he is by far the fastest of the 3…so he is def fist choice…

  • Comment 192, posted at 05.02.09 15:13:48 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 188) : dude, use your Zulu connections to find out how much Skollie weighs now days. I agree with you that the SARugby stats are probably way out of date.

    @Hmmm (Comment 190) : dude – you have been dining out on that picture for years. You still got the picture that Quinny sent you? :) :)

  • Comment 193, posted at 05.02.09 15:17:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • I just hope Botes is starting to go over the hill…. Daniel is a great super sub or a starter if you pull the occasional open game plan alia Sharks Blues game 2008.

  • Comment 194, posted at 05.02.09 15:17:27 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 181) :

    No one palms off Ice…as in no one messes with baby…as in dirty dancing.. :lol:

  • Comment 195, posted at 05.02.09 15:17:57 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • oooh – I am having so much fun over on Voldy :)

  • Comment 196, posted at 05.02.09 15:24:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 194) : you mean you hope he ISN’T starting to go over the hill? :)

  • Comment 197, posted at 05.02.09 15:26:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 186) :

    79 comments???

    I thought it would be closer to 20. Like Mujati’s per game ratio when being scrummed back. :twisted:

  • Comment 198, posted at 05.02.09 15:26:14 by wpw Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 195) : dirty dancing was before my time. wasn’t that a hit in like the seventies? no wonder sykes palmed you off. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    ok i realise i have opened the gates of hell. sorry i apologise in advance.

  • Comment 199, posted at 05.02.09 15:27:52 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 196) :

    Which thread??? :shock:

  • Comment 200, posted at 05.02.09 15:28:44 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 197) :

    Ja….I mean ISN’T …he is 29 and I thought he had a quite Currie Cup my his standards.

  • Comment 201, posted at 05.02.09 15:29:22 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Sharks should not get too excited about Ndlovu just because of last nights game…remember that oppo was weaker than the CC oppo…
    And when he played in the CC last year he did absolutely nothing…
    S14 is even more intense that the CC (in case there was someone out there that did not know that…LoL)

    Example…Jorrie Muller was second best scorer in a CC season (behind only E Botha’s equalling most tries ever season)…and he never even had a single S14 game where he played well!??!

  • Comment 202, posted at 05.02.09 15:29:45 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 193) :

    Well that cannot be the case Rob…that picture was taken on my second trip to Mauritius…
    And that was about a year and 4/5 months ago…

    Plus I only got it a few months after I returned…

    What pic Quinnie sent me…of who? Of him at a waterfront?

  • Comment 203, posted at 05.02.09 15:32:17 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 198) :
    Oh here it goes… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 204, posted at 05.02.09 15:33:47 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • Wow Rob! You really are giving the Leeus supporters a tough time… :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 205, posted at 05.02.09 15:34:17 by wpw Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 202) : but wasn’t deysel in exactly the same boat last year? things change fast in rugby.

  • Comment 206, posted at 05.02.09 15:35:50 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 198) :

    I don’t think it is fair to Mujati that you compare yourself to him…look even though he def cannot scrum…that is still a low blow Wes…you should be ashamed…

  • Comment 207, posted at 05.02.09 15:36:49 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 206) :

    Nope…Deysel was not…he was great at all levels…the LIONS just chose not to believe it…

  • Comment 208, posted at 05.02.09 15:41:15 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 207) :

    I give up! :roll:

  • Comment 209, posted at 05.02.09 15:44:07 by wpw Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 183) :

    YOu will have to ask one of teh “brains trust”…I don’t have admin rights….

  • Comment 210, posted at 05.02.09 15:45:27 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 199) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 211, posted at 05.02.09 15:48:36 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @arrogant blackshark (Comment 183) :

    Was this not a rhetorical question??? :wink:

  • Comment 212, posted at 05.02.09 15:53:52 by wpw Reply
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  • I have lo0st the thread of this conversation. Please can we start over?

  • Comment 213, posted at 05.02.09 16:04:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good move Rob…

  • Comment 214, posted at 05.02.09 16:58:25 by arrogant blackshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 212) :

    A rhetorical question on me loading smiley’s!??! Yeh that’s clever?????

  • Comment 215, posted at 05.02.09 17:39:01 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 213) :

    I sent you a mail (pic of quinny)…
    Let me know if that is what you were referring to?

  • Comment 216, posted at 05.02.09 17:42:03 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 216) : where did you send it, dog? I ain’t got nuffing

  • Comment 217, posted at 05.02.09 18:12:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 218) : ah yes. That’s the one. I always laugh when I see that pic

  • Comment 219, posted at 05.02.09 19:43:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 219) :

    LoL
    I have more pic’s of other people than of myself…that is scary…LoL

  • Comment 220, posted at 05.02.09 20:55:47 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 220) : no. I just laugh because you still think that that picture is actually quinny :-)

  • Comment 221, posted at 05.02.09 21:05:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Stormers supporters are arrogant, Sharks supporters are proud!

  • Comment 222, posted at 05.02.09 22:35:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 222) : And I am incredibly proud to be a Sharks supporter. :razz: :lol:

  • Comment 223, posted at 05.02.09 22:37:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 223) : ay-bloody-men! :)

  • Comment 224, posted at 05.02.09 22:44:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 224) : And don’t you forget that Makuu has never been the Bully boys first choice hooker, that has Been Kuun’s honour since Gary boy left.

  • Comment 225, posted at 05.02.09 23:02:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 222) :

    Hey hey!! Watch it Papa!!! :evil: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 226, posted at 06.02.09 07:32:36 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 226) : I tease because I love Wes. :wink: Your wit and quick come backs are renowned, so I feel proud that the best you could come up with is a warning. :grin:

  • Comment 227, posted at 07.02.09 07:35:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 227) : someone’s eaten all his beans :-)

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