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Stormers scrum trashed


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 24 Feb 2009 at 12:28
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Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus became prickly when the strength of his scrum, and particularly the tight five, was again called into question at the weekend reports Craig Ray for thetimes.co.za

Rassie goes on the defensive as critics rubbish the Cape team’s retreating pack

After labouring to a 27-24 win over the Reds at Newlands on Friday night, Erasmus was not about to accept unfair criticism about the power of the Stormers’ pack, which has been an ongoing theme this season.

It started with Saracens coach Eddie Jones and prop Cobus Visagie dismissing the Stormers pack as weak and one resorting to illegal scrumming to gain parity.

It continued in the build-up to the opening match of the Super 14 against the Sharks with former Bok props Balie Swart and Robbie Kempson both rubbishing the Stormers pack. Sharks coach John Plumtree also waded into the debate.

And with the Blues to come at Newlands this Saturday, Erasmus has grown tired of opponents questioning their credentials.

“I’m not sure what people mean when they say we’re struggling up front,” Erasmus said. “Do they mean our defence, because it’s not the scrums or lineouts which people keep referring to?

“We lost one lineout against the Reds and last week admittedly we only won 68 percent or our lineout ball, but the Sharks only won about 40 percent of their ball.

“Last week, we won all five scrums on our ball and the Sharks won 10 on their ball. Against the Reds, we won all our scrum ball as well.

“So I’m really not sure where all this comes from. I’m very happy with the way the tight five is performing so perhaps critics need to be more specific about what’s wrong when they question us.

“Last week, I didn’t argue with Plum [John Plumtree] because there was already big hype around it, yet we went pretty well in those areas of the game.”

Erasmus became more agitated when it was suggested that despite winning their ball, the Stormers scrum was under pressure because it had been forced backwards against the Reds.

“I disagree, and if you are knowledgeable enough to comment on scrums then you must know that all the tightheads are under pressure,” Erasmus said.

“In all the games the tightheads struggle when it’s a scrum on the right hand side of the field because the looseheads can walk around.

“So, maybe you should look at whether the Reds scrum or the Sharks scrum was under pressure in the same situation.”

The Stormers need to keep winning at home and with a battered Blues team arriving in Cape Town this week they are quietly confident.

The Blues were hammered 59-26 by the Bulls at the weekend and are already without several key players.



95 Comments

  • Its a myth that the Stormers have a ‘light five’

    :???:

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.02.09 12:39:07 by wpw Reply
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  • Interesting that rassie doesn’t mention how many FKs or PKs his scrum gave away compared to the other teams………

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.02.09 12:45:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • iv) Stormers vs Reds

    Penalties conceded: 8

    Stormers: 5
    Reds: 3

    Reasons for the penalties:

    Stormers:
    Tackle: 1 (Burger)
    Scrum: 2 (Moller)
    Offside: 1 (Grant)
    Discipline: 1 (Grant – high tackle)

    Reds:
    Offside: 3 (Ioane, Barnes, Braid)

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.02.09 12:50:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Scrums

    Stormers: 11 (2 resets, 3 collapses, 1 free kick)
    Reds: 13 (4 resets, 2 collapses, 1 lost, 2 free kicks)

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.02.09 12:51:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Scrum: 2 (Moller)…

    Hmmmm

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.02.09 12:52:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • and against the sharks?

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.02.09 13:14:59 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    Yes?

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.02.09 13:16:33 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 6) :

    I can’t find those. The above are from 365 and for some reason i can’t find the stats for Rnd 1. :mad:

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.02.09 13:18:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I donno Ras…
    I think a scrum should be a front foot platform for the attacking team…and as soon as your scrum moves backwards or your 8/9 is under pressure in clearing the ball….it is difficult for your backs to cross the advantage line…or score from there…
    Is that not reason in saying your scrum is struggling?
    But kudu’s to you for winning all your put-ins….that is if you did not consider free kicks or penalties given against your scrum on your put-in as that is considered a scrum lost…

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.02.09 13:21:34 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 9) :

    I think its a moot point as awarding penalties and FK’s at scrum time is so inconsistent to start off with.

    I mean the Sharks were penalised first scrum against the Stormers!

    And we all know the Sharks scrum is almighty and the Stormers crap.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.02.09 13:35:01 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 10) : fair comment. The Sharks are pretty good…

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.02.09 13:39:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • Set piece is not half the problem – cleaning out at ruck time is the big issue IMO

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.02.09 13:42:48 by JT-www.rugby-innsbruck.at Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    You know it! :)

    @JT-www.rugby-innsbruck.at (Comment 12) :

    Damn right.

    But in all honesty Rassie is avoiding the issue. I sat in the same presser when this was said.

    Sure a lot of technicalities does come into play as mentioned above, but there is no doubt the Stormers and specifically Moller (not Mujati) is kakking big time.

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.02.09 13:44:43 by Morné Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : damn, thanks for trying, I’d really be interested to know.

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.02.09 13:53:51 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 14) :

    Murphy says I have just found it. :cool:

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.02.09 13:59:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Round 1

    vi) Stormers vs Sharks

    Penalties conceded: 15

    Stormers: 7
    Sharks: 8

    Reasons for the penalties:

    Stormers:
    Tackle: 2 (Bekker, Bobo)
    Offside: 1 (Bekker)
    Scrum: 1 (Mujati*)
    Discipline: 3 (Vermeulen – high tackle; Fondse – foul play; De Villiers – deliberate knock on)

    Sharks:
    Tackle: 1 (Steyn)
    Offside: 3 (Deysel 2, Kockott)
    Scrum: 1 (J du Plessis)
    Discipline: 3 (Sykes – deliberate knock-on; Sykes – high tackle; Botes – high)

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.02.09 13:59:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Free kicks conceded

    Stormers: 11 (7 tackles, a maul, 2 scrums, 1 +10)
    Sharks: 10 (8 tackles, 1 mark, 1 +10)

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.02.09 14:00:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) :

    All of that suggests they are pretty much on par.

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.02.09 14:00:29 by Morné Reply
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  • Scrums

    Stormers: 7 (1 reset)
    Sharks: 7 (2 free kicks, 1penalty)

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.02.09 14:00:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Okay just so that everyone reads this correctly

    on the scrum stat:

    Scrums
    Stormers: 7 (1 reset)
    Sharks: 7 (2 free kicks, 1penalty)

    That means we GOT 2 free kicks we were not penalised. That ties in with the Free kicks conceded stat that indicates we didn’t concede any at the scrums where the Stormers conceded 2.

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.02.09 14:03:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • So in Summary

    In the Stormers v Sharks game
    The Stormers were penalised 3 times (1 x PK and 2 x FK)
    The Sharks were penalised 1 time (1 x PK)

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.02.09 14:09:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 18) :

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 21) :

    So the Stormers commited 75% of the scrum infringements and the Sharks 25%. :wink:

    Don’t you just love numbers? :wink: :razz:

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.02.09 14:15:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 22) :

    And the Sharks are crooks by going off-side 3 times 75% to the 1 25% of the Stormers which clearly indicates the Sharks cannot wish to win a game by playing the game legally within the laws!

    BTW, what were those two free kicks for? Collapsing? Binding? Early Engage? Pants not tight enough for Lawrence?

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.02.09 14:24:45 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 23) :

    Not sure, but the reference to pants has just jogged my memory.

    Did anyone see Kockott give Vermaak about 10 pats on the arse at the scrum the other night? :shock: :shock: kette almost bliksemed of the coach next to me she was so shocked. :lol:

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.02.09 14:41:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) :

    Okay I have decided I do not want to know what jogs your memory in future! :)

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.02.09 14:43:25 by Morné Reply
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  • ‘almost bliksemed of the coach’ :shock:

    What was she doing on ‘the coach’ in the first place? :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.02.09 14:53:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 26) :

    :oops:

    SEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! I TOLD you I am a Dutchman. :lol: That should be “couch” and it should also be “off” not “of”. :oops: :oops:

    But then again I do refer to myself as “coach” from time to time. :razz: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.02.09 14:58:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 26) :

    Yes I though KSA was a ref… :lol:

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.02.09 14:59:03 by Morné Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 27) : I see, ‘coach’. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.02.09 15:00:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • Rory is a saucy little chap…

    Don’t you just love the beard?

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.02.09 15:02:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 28) : :mrgreen:

    Well some players moan that we should stop coaching and just penalise players. :wink:

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.02.09 15:04:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) :

    Just who are the ‘players’ you are referring to here?

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.02.09 15:08:50 by Morné Reply
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  • So is anyone having pancakes today? :roll:

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.02.09 15:18:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 33) :

    I only make brilliant flops.. :???: …but my daughter still likes it a lot!! (kids are so polite at a young age nowadays… :lol: )

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.02.09 15:22:58 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 33) : oh drat. It start tomorrow, doesn’t it?

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.02.09 15:23:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 34) : Often ‘flops’ taste the best. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.02.09 15:26:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : Only today. But you can have some tomorrow as well if you want. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.02.09 15:27:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : oh wait.. you mean lent?

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.02.09 15:28:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 10) :

    LoL

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.02.09 15:34:29 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) :

    Okay – I am obvioulsy on the wrong track of pancakes… :oops: no clue as to what yous means… :???:

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.02.09 15:35:13 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 40) : no – I meant Lent

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.02.09 15:36:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 40) :

    It’s Shrove Tuesday… 40 days before Easter and people traditionally have pancakes today.

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.02.09 15:37:13 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 33) :

    You by anychance on my FB?? :shock:

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.02.09 15:37:23 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • By the way Ice… you look good in a… erm… hat. Really suits you…

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.02.09 15:37:54 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 40) : It’s international pancake day today.

    Only learnt about the ‘other’ meaning recently myself.

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.02.09 15:38:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 42) :

    Thanks…really?? Ah, well – not to old to learn something new I guess…and I guess I am not a traditional Easter person then.. :???: :lol:

  • Comment 46, posted at 24.02.09 15:39:13 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 43) : Facebook? Nope not me, I’m not on FB.

  • Comment 47, posted at 24.02.09 15:40:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) :

    Yeh and it was like he just carried on and on…I think after the first touch he enjoyed the feel of Vermaak butt too much and could not get himself to stop…. :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 24.02.09 15:41:47 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I love hot cross buns. :cool:

  • Comment 49, posted at 24.02.09 15:41:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and goodwill shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

  • Comment 50, posted at 24.02.09 15:41:54 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 49) :

    X marks the spot…

  • Comment 51, posted at 24.02.09 15:42:46 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 50) : Samuel L Jackson?

  • Comment 52, posted at 24.02.09 15:44:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 44) :

    Thanks..i guess.. :oops: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 24.02.09 15:45:38 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 51) : Indeed it does. :wink:

  • Comment 54, posted at 24.02.09 15:48:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 47) :

    oh okay…someone (living in UK) just mentioned that he wants pancakes..5 minutes before you posted your comment…weird..

  • Comment 55, posted at 24.02.09 15:48:15 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 55) : Spooky…. :smile:

  • Comment 56, posted at 24.02.09 15:49:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 53) :

    You can leave it on if that makes you feel any better… :)

  • Comment 57, posted at 24.02.09 15:50:35 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 56) :

    and here I thought i can maybe open up my own PI shop! :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 24.02.09 15:50:45 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) :

    So factually Rassie is not far off…but I still stick to the fact that a team putting into the scrum should have go forward ball….

  • Comment 59, posted at 24.02.09 15:51:24 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 58) :

    I’d get fat if I owned a PI shop… :razz:

  • Comment 60, posted at 24.02.09 15:51:56 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Jannie ‘n regte boer seun is opgewonde want hy vat vir Sherryl die engelse girl uit vir Pizza.
    Jannie staan die hele dag en oefen sy tenses en sinne “She is” “They are” etc.

    Die aand tel Jannie vir Sherryl op en is heavy gestress, hy trek daar weg en kom by ‘n stopstraat. Hy kyk links en soos
    hy wil regs kyk vra hy vir Sherryl:
    “Is your kant clean”

  • Comment 61, posted at 24.02.09 15:53:06 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 42) : where I come from you have marinated herrings and a party:-)

  • Comment 62, posted at 24.02.09 15:53:38 by rekinek Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 60) :

    :roll: as in Private investigator… :lol:

  • Comment 63, posted at 24.02.09 15:53:48 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 62) :

    Marinated in syrup?

  • Comment 64, posted at 24.02.09 15:54:17 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 63) :

    Lol. Thoguht as much but couldnt help a silly comment.

  • Comment 65, posted at 24.02.09 15:55:22 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 62) :

    I cant remember the last time I had Herring. The party is another story maar nou ja.

    When I have pancakes it’s always the same – strawberry yoghurt, lemon juice and cinnamon and sugar. Unbelievable.

  • Comment 66, posted at 24.02.09 15:56:23 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 62) : P?czki Day?

  • Comment 67, posted at 24.02.09 15:56:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 62) : Vodka?

  • Comment 68, posted at 24.02.09 15:59:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • Are you speaking code again McLovin?

  • Comment 69, posted at 24.02.09 15:59:44 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) : Thanks!!! Sorry for the late reply, got swamped for a bit.

    So the light 5 is a myth, nice to know.

  • Comment 70, posted at 24.02.09 16:00:08 by molly Reply
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  • Anyhoo, tooteloo. The world is falling apart again today so best do my part to keep it all together.

  • Comment 71, posted at 24.02.09 16:00:18 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 62) : or is it ?ledzik?

  • Comment 72, posted at 24.02.09 16:01:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 69) : Some of my polish characters not working too well… :roll:

  • Comment 73, posted at 24.02.09 16:02:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • Things to do…cheers all!! :grin:

  • Comment 74, posted at 24.02.09 16:02:39 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 71) : @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 74) : Cheerio…

  • Comment 75, posted at 24.02.09 16:04:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 71) : it is? Again?

  • Comment 76, posted at 24.02.09 16:06:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 67) : That was last Thursday :wink:

  • Comment 77, posted at 24.02.09 16:13:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 73) : I do not even try to do Polish characters. It is indeed sledzik today. How do you know?

  • Comment 78, posted at 24.02.09 16:16:42 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 78) : Aunty Google told me. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 79, posted at 24.02.09 16:19:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 79) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 80, posted at 24.02.09 16:23:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • you guys polishing up your language skills? :)

  • Comment 81, posted at 24.02.09 16:34:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • I got a few Polski characters working with me.

    Some are good, others not so good…

  • Comment 82, posted at 24.02.09 16:36:32 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Jeez it appears Rassie seems to think that a scrum ball won going backwards so you start with your ball way behind the advantage line as a scrum won…..

    me thinks he is enjoying cape towns herbals to much

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  • @robdylan (Comment 81) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 84, posted at 24.02.09 16:38:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • Some stats on Stormers games….

    Stormers/Sharks
    2 Tries 2
    1 from 2 Conversion goals 2 from 2
    1 from 1 Penalty goals 2 from 6
    66.7% Kick at goal success 50.0%
    0 Dropped goals 0
    Kick/pass/run
    31 Kicks from hand 33
    105 Passes 120
    70 Runs 91
    405 Metres run with ball 426
    Attacking
    4 Clean breaks 5
    18 Defenders beaten 11
    6 Offloads 16
    55 from 60 (91.67%) Rucks won 59 from 66 (89.39%)
    13 Turnovers conceded 14
    Defensive
    124 Tackles 99
    12 Missed tackles 17
    91.18% Tackling success rate 85.34%
    Set pieces
    6 won, 1 lost Scrums on own feed 10 won, 1 lost
    85.7% Scrum success rate 90.9%
    11 won, 5 lost Lineouts on own throw 3 won, 2 lost
    68.8% Lineout success rate 60.0%
    Discipline
    19
    Penalties conceded 18
    0/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

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  • Stormers / Reds
    3 Tries 4
    3 from 3 Conversion goals 2 from 4
    2 from 2 Penalty goals 0 from 1
    100.0% Kick at goal success 40.0%
    0 (1 missed) Dropped goals 0

    Kick/pass/run
    35 Kicks from hand 32
    124 Passes 158
    96 Runs 120
    537 Metres run with ball 597

    Attacking
    9 Clean breaks 9
    15 Defenders beaten 29
    13 Offloads 13
    54 from 60 (90.00%) Rucks won 72 from 80 (90.00%)
    27 Turnovers conceded 23

    Defensive
    154 Tackles 134
    29 Missed tackles 15
    84.15% Tackling success rate 89.93%

    Set pieces
    11 won, 0 lost Scrums on own feed 10 won, 2 lost
    100.0% Scrum success rate 83.3%
    9 won, 1 lost Lineouts on own throw 10 won, 5 lost
    90.0% Lineout success rate 66.7%

    Discipline
    12 Penalties conceded 12
    0/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

  • Comment 86, posted at 24.02.09 17:12:27 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Stormers seem to be good in the rucks and doing enough to at least retain their ball in the set pieces…
    I do believe that you need go-forward ball from set-pieces and if they don’t step up in that area they might just fall short on a few occasions from getting a try bonus point…or even the dif from a win or lose….

  • Comment 87, posted at 24.02.09 17:15:45 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Compare that to the NZ teams…

    Crusaders / Chiefs
    3 Tries 2
    2 from 3 Conversion goals 0 from 2
    0 from 2 Penalty goals 1 from 1
    40.0% Kick at goal success 33.3%
    0 Dropped goals 0

    Kick/pass/run
    30 Kicks from hand 28
    118 Passes 88
    108 Runs 98
    610 Metres run with ball 523

    Attacking
    9 Clean breaks 8
    8 Defenders beaten 15
    4 Offloads 10
    54 from 60 (90.00%) Rucks won 51 from 58 (87.93%)
    27 Turnovers conceded 24

    Defensive
    117 Tackles 95
    14 Missed tackles 8
    89.31% Tackling success rate 92.23%

    Set pieces
    11 won, 2 lost Scrums on own feed 12 won, 4 lost
    84.6% Scrum success rate 75.0%
    10 won, 1 lost Lineouts on own throw 3 won, 2 lost
    90.9% Lineout success rate 60.0%

    Discipline
    12 Penalties conceded 13
    0/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

  • Comment 88, posted at 24.02.09 17:19:59 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Seem like the NZ teams are better at winning there overall set-pieces / winning rucks similar / and general they seem to defend better…and I just think those few percentages ball won (1/2 times) and the few more tackles made could be the dif between a win and lose against the NZ sides….
    So I would suggest the SA teams start working on that and stop trying to convince themselves that we look good…
    We have the potential to have 3 sides in the semi…but that could be a possible 1 if we do not up our game…

  • Comment 89, posted at 24.02.09 17:24:03 by Hmmm Reply

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  • The Bulls seem to be the only SA team to get there set pieces right…

    Bulls Blues
    7 Tries 4
    6 from 7 Conversion goals 3 from 4
    3 from 3 Penalty goals 0 from 0
    90.0% Kick at goal success 75.0%
    1 Dropped goals 0

    Kick/pass/run
    42 Kicks from hand 28
    94 Passes 159
    83 Runs 129
    507 Metres run with ball 990

    Attacking
    10 Clean breaks 13
    15 Defenders beaten 24
    1 Offloads 14
    53 from 54 (98.15%) Rucks won 69 from 74 (93.24%)
    9 Turnovers conceded 20

    Defensive
    148 Tackles 93
    24 Missed tackles 15
    86.05% Tackling success rate 86.11%

    Set pieces
    4 won, 0 lost Scrums on own feed 9 won, 2 lost
    100.0% Scrum success rate 81.8%
    7 won, 1 lost Lineouts on own throw 8 won, 2 lost
    87.5% Lineout success rate 80.0%

    Discipline
    12 Penalties conceded 16
    1/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

  • Comment 90, posted at 24.02.09 17:26:23 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I watch the Stormers scrum closely in the two rounds so far and is happy. Look I aint a fatty but surely JD had a smallies TH and those penalties , free kicks could have gone both ways.

    Thought the Lions had a strong scrum but after round 2 they struggle more then ours.

    More worried about the lineouts and cleanouts at ruck time. Fondse was good against the Sharks but for some reason disappear against the Reds.

  • Comment 91, posted at 25.02.09 08:54:06 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • I think we need to throw the Bank at Heinke VD Merwe.

    We need a loosehead who attacks his opponent and not someone like JD who has been average for some time now.

    Added to this we need a hooker who can actually do the basics right (scrum, lineout, tackle) instead of hanging around in the backline.

  • Comment 92, posted at 25.02.09 09:02:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 92) : Did you watch Maties in the Varsity Cup? Thought both Adriaanse & Rossouw had a good one against the Pukke who is strong in the scrums. Wish Rassie will give Fourie more change for the Stormers. Surely the kind of energize bunny you need vs the Blues.

  • Comment 93, posted at 25.02.09 09:05:31 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 93) :

    No I didn’t get to watch your favourite Varsity team… lol

    I agree wrt Fourie, a much better at hooker option than Brits.

  • Comment 94, posted at 25.02.09 09:08:39 by wpw Reply
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  • Well I will be defnitely on Newlands this weeekend, the first time this year and they better produce big time. :idea:

  • Comment 95, posted at 25.02.09 09:16:29 by PaarlBok Reply

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