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Sharks to use their “Strike force”


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 26 Mar 2009 at 07:49
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The Sharks, despite being second on the Super 14 standings and averaging three tries a match, feel that their attacking play is the one area of their game that needs to improve.

Jan De koning writes for Rugby 365 that world Cup-winning Springbok flyer JP Pietersen, a member of the Sharks’ highly-rated strike force, shares the view of coach John Plumtree that they may be relying too much on defence to win games at the moment.

Pietersen, speaking to rugby365.com during the build-up to their Week Seven encounter with the Brumbies in Durban on Saturday, admitted that the focus has shifted from defence to attack this week.

“It could count against you later in the competition if you defend all the time,” Pietersen said, adding: “It is a lot more taxing to defend all the time.”

He said the Sharks will look to get their attacking game up to par against the Brumbies on Saturday.

“We do have the strike force, a great backline and some great players,” he said of a back division that includes a host of Springboks – Stefan Terblanche, Odwa Ndungane, Pietersen, Adi Jacobs, Francois Steyn and the injured Ruan Pienaar.

“The Sharks have always been known for their attacking rugby, so we have to get that attacking game going and use our strike force effectively,” he added.

Plumtree echoed similar sentiments.

“We’re certainly not happy with the way we are attacking at the moment,” the Sharks coach told rugby365.com.

“The nice thing is, if you [the opposition] analyse the Sharks’ game, you can’t see much, because we’re not doing much,” he quipped.

“We are certainly looking to improve our attack on the weekend.

“It is about just being a bit more clinical at the breakdown and the rucks. We just haven’t been accurate enough at the rucks and that’s why we haven’t been doing enough attacking.

“If they slow you down, you have to put more numbers to the rucks and that takes numbers out of your attacking line. We just have to get a bit more accurate in everything you do,” the Sharks coach added.

The Sharks have so far relied on their renowned counter-attacking to score tries, as they did in their 22-10 win over the Western Force last week.

But that is all set to change during the second half of the season, when they will play six of their remaining seven games at home – with their only remaining ‘away’ game against the lowly Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

“It is just awesome to be back home,” Pietersen said.

“When you win, a tour is always more enjoyable, but four weeks is long enough to be away from home,” he said of a four-match trip that saw them beat the Chiefs, Blues and Force, with a loss to the Reds sandwiched in between.

“We have laid a good foundation on the tour abroad and it is now in our hands to make use of the home run and push on from here.”

Pietersen said the Brumbies, despite their loss to the Lions last week, remain a very tough team to beat.

“They are very structured and they try to outsmart the opposition. They are a clinical team once they get into the strike zone [the opposition's 22-metre area] and they are very good at finishing opportunities they create.”

The Brumbies, who have beaten the Sharks sevens times in their 12 encounters to date, won on their last visit to Durban – a 21-10 victory in 2007.

Pietersen, following a tryless run in the 2008 Super 14, has this year again shown the qualities that made him a stand-out player at the 20-07 World Cup in France.

“Compared to my performances in last year’s Super 14, I am happy with my game this year.

“However, there’s a lot of room for improvement. I am looking to improve my game from week-to-week and I’m certainly looking to improve my workrate.”



90 Comments

  • “The nice thing is, if you [the opposition] analyse the Sharks’ game, you can’t see much, because we’re not doing much,” he quipped.

    damn right, sharks aren’t peaking to soon which has killed teams in the past. it actually looks like are coasting along. it worked in the cc, lets see if it works in the s14. the bulls i feel may be peaking too soon. most their s14 success has come from catch up rugby, where they only peak at the end of the competition, just getting into the s14 in the last game. this year they may have started too hot. waratahs had a knack of starting hot and then blowing their chances in the deciding weeks. mmm coming up to half way, it will be interesting to see.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.03.09 09:21:39 by try time Reply
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  • Go Stefan!!!

    He really is playing well this season, isn’t he try time??? :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.03.09 09:24:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : yes, but the sharks may need to replace him if they want to play an attacking game. stefan is a defensive genius, and an attacking disaster.

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.03.09 09:26:47 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 3) :

    Disaster?
    He may not have the attacking acumen of the highest standard…certainly not your standards dude…but cut Stefan some slack here.

    He has been involved in…created…and scored some crucial tries for us. I think associating him with the word “disaster” is a bit unappreciative.

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.03.09 09:37:17 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 4) : ok blackshark, find me the stats on his backline work where he sets tries up and how many he has thrown away through not passing or kicking the ball away.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.03.09 09:42:23 by try time Reply

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  • My work here is done!!!

    Fight! Fight! Fight!! :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.03.09 09:43:20 by wpw Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 5) : i feel his success rate is less than ten percent. when he runs the ball i don’t think he is aware of the players around him.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.03.09 09:44:14 by try time Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 4) :

    Didn’t he also score an important try against the Stormers??? :???:

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.03.09 09:44:21 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : i knew what you were up to so i obliged, this blog is otherwise dead.

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.03.09 09:45:01 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : anyone can score runaway tries, ask demas. it is creating tries that is his problem.

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.03.09 09:47:20 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 10) : but he isn’t the only one, frans doesn’t pass much either.

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.03.09 09:48:28 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 5) :

    Stats??? You sound like the Erasmus twins!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.03.09 10:14:54 by wpw Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 11) :

    I think you are too hard on your team.

    Yes they can play better BUT the sign of a good team is to win matches while not playing particularly well.

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.03.09 10:16:07 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) : everytime i talk the team up they throw it away (look at the reds game). before the reds game i apologised to adi and said what a great player he is, then he puts in the worst performance i’d ever seen him play. i am using a winning formula.

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.03.09 10:24:23 by try time Reply

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  • Superrugby’s Bok XV for last week:

    Stefan Terblanche, Odwa Ndungane, Jaque Fourie, Wynand Olivier, JP Pietersen, Morne Steyn, Jano Vermaak, Pierre Spies, Pedrie Wannenburg, Jaques Botes, Danie Rossouw, Bakkies Botha, Jannie du Plessis, Wille Wepener, Gurthro Steenkamp.

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.03.09 10:33:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 5) : Testrugby stats for Stefan for this Super 14 season:

    Tries 1, set up tries 1, line breaks 6, go forward 9. Sounds like an attacking disaster to me… Incorrect assessment I would say…

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.03.09 10:37:18 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 15) : interesting one is vermaak. i think he is the better option for bok backup than rory.

    and if you used this to point out stefan, you have to remember this takes only that weekends games into account. one game doesn’t make a season.

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.03.09 10:41:24 by try time Reply

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  • On another note, what’s everyone Superbru picks for the week. This is one of the toughest weeks… I think every game could go either way… I would love to see Bulls lose (just to keep the Pretoria vocal supporters quiet for a bit). I think they have to slip up once. Lions could beat Canes? Yes? Blues Tahs? All rubbish teams are playing rubbish teams and Cheetahs aren’t there so no real givens!

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.03.09 10:44:05 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 17) : :lol: Nah, I’m fairly apathetic towards the Oupa Stef debate. :razz:

    Vermaak’s not the worst.

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.03.09 10:46:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 18) : that would be telling

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.03.09 10:47:04 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 17) :

    Vermaak is not consistent enough.

    He is good but not that good…

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.03.09 10:47:25 by wpw Reply
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  • I can’t believe I’m defending a Sharks player against a Sharks fan. :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.03.09 10:48:18 by wpw Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 16) : in six games. and he touches the ball more than any other backline player bar rory. mmm very flattering.

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.03.09 10:49:28 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 22) : @wpw (Comment 21) : i was just adding that to the big scrumhalf debate that was held earlier this week. but the one thing everyone agrees on, other than fdp, we don’t have anything decent at 9.

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.03.09 10:51:38 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 23) : There hasn’t been an incredible attacking fullback for years. I can’t think of anyone as good as Cullen. Montgomery was our world cup winning fullback and wasn’t the most attacking. Solid play is what is really required. He won’t win you a game but he will keep you playing where you need to and stay cool under pressure. That’s my perfect fullback. Attacking disaster however, I don’t think that remotely explains Terblanche. Earl Rose maybe, not Stefan.

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.03.09 10:56:46 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 23) : i think demas stats are the same.

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.03.09 10:56:58 by try time Reply

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  • The Sharks, despite being second on the Super 14 standings and averaging three tries a match, feel that their attacking play is the one area of their game that needs to improve.

    Well that is the understatement of the year!

    80% of the Sharks tries are scored from turn-over or mistakes by the oppo.

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.03.09 10:57:14 by Morné Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 18) :

    Blues
    Bulls
    Crusaders
    Chiefs
    Brumbies
    Canes

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.03.09 10:59:26 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 27) :

    How is it an understatement again?

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.03.09 11:02:08 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 29) :

    Their attacking game needs to improve???

    Well hell that is an understatement as its non-existant at the moment.

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.03.09 11:05:10 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 28) : BRUMBIES? Thats ridiculous. I think:

    Blues, Highlanders, Stormers, Chiefs, Sharks, Lions.

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.03.09 11:07:49 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 30) :

    YOUR stats said 80%…where does the other “20%” come from ?

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.03.09 11:09:34 by blackshark Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 31) :

    That’s what he’s hoping for…

    Just like I hope the Stormers will beat the Crusaders…so i picked them on SB… :smile:

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.03.09 11:10:59 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 27) :

    Isn’t that how the Boks won most of their games under Jake??? :twisted:

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.03.09 11:11:04 by wpw Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 31) :

    Is it?

    Ask Rob how ridiculous he thinks it is when I said the same thing 2 years ago…

    @blackshark (Comment 32) :

    Forward pick and drives and the odd break by Frans Steyn.

    @wpw (Comment 34) :

    Yup, by playing the least amount of rugby! Everyone shot him down because of it now everyone is doing it!!!

    Or at least our two top teams, Bulls and Sharks are.

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.03.09 11:14:07 by Morné Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 25) : i disagree, monty zane ludik and jantjies collect kicked ball and join the backline and let the playmakers use it, stefan stands back and kicks wasting a lot of decent ball. very rarely do you see stef getting the ball to his play makers, unless they are the ones chasing his kicks.

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.03.09 11:17:13 by try time Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 27) : and the forwards. very little has been created through the backline.

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.03.09 11:18:53 by try time Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 34) :

    You membership card is in the mail… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.03.09 11:19:50 by blackshark Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 36) :

    @deanoelsch (Comment 16) :

    Please check other attacking fullbacks stats according to testrugby.com

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.03.09 11:22:55 by blackshark Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 37) :

    Methinks we’ve been playing the cards we’ve been dealt.

    I think we’ve actually had some moments of attacking brilliance (vs Stormers/ Blues?) – just that we usually mess those up and tend to convert the turnover chances.

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.03.09 11:27:30 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 39) : will do. hang on we talking about testrugby the fantasy rugby site. is that the stats you are using. i stopped playing testrugby because it rewarded players poorly. the points never tied up to the players actual contribution to the game.

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.03.09 11:28:57 by try time Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 40) : those are the mess ups i am talking about. where players kick a ball that should have been passed, gotten taken out with the ball when they had players around them etc.

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.03.09 11:30:41 by try time Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 27) : come to think about it – not bad tactics may scare off the opposition attacking :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.03.09 11:33:25 by rekinek Reply
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  • Boks commit to Canterbury

    SA Rugby have signed a four-year deal with kit supplier Canterbury.
    The Springboks have been sponsored by Canterbury since 2004 but in late January the local franchise applied for voluntary liquidation.

    The new deal sees Canterbury of New Zealand signing with SA Rugby until 2013 and they will take over the responsibilities of the liquidated local franchise.

    ‘The problems of the South African license holder have very definitely had a silver lining as we’ve forged an excellent relationship and struck a further four-year deal with the international holding company,’ said Andy Marinos, acting MD of SA Rugby.

    ‘The problems concentrated all our minds and we have come to a new arrangement that will benefit all parties,’ he said.

    The new Bok jersey, with the King Protea on the left hand side is currently being designed by Canterbury and will be launched in May.

    The brand will also now be official kit partners to the Sharks.

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.03.09 11:34:01 by Charlie Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 39) : Zane has same tries, less set up tries, same go forward ball and 1 more line break. Ludik has 1 more try, NO set up tries, same line breaks, less go forward ball. Jantjes has had no tries, 1 line break, no set up tries and 2 go forward balls. Percy has no tries, 1 set up, 4 line breaks, 6 go forward.

    So out of the 4 fullbacks (and I’ll take Jantjes and Percy as one) Stefan has 2nd most tries (behind Ludik), tied most set up tries, 2nd most line breaks (behind Zane) and tied most go forward ball…

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.03.09 11:35:08 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • happy happy to DRagonSHark :razz: :razz:

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.03.09 11:35:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 41) :
    Yeah…but we just want to see the basic stats…

    @try time (Comment 42) :
    I can’t deny that…but you make it sound like Stef is the only one guilty of this…

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.03.09 11:37:13 by blackshark Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 45) :

    Interesting…

    If it’s not too much work…can we compare that with some international fullbacks…

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.03.09 11:42:53 by blackshark Reply

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  • Francois Steyn will score twice on saturday. :grin: Honestly this game will depend on him.

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.03.09 11:45:01 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Tell me who to compare it to… To be a fair comparison, try give me a decent fullback from a Super 14 team who has played in all games…

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.03.09 11:47:01 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 49) :
    I reckon if we do the same thing the Lions did…we’ll be able to take them…and they didn’t need no Frans Steyn.

    Let the forwards soften them up…

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.03.09 11:47:45 by blackshark Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 50) :

    Mark Gerard
    Mills Muliaina

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.03.09 11:49:19 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 52) :

    Leon McDonald :roll:
    Ice Toeava

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 50) :

    @Morné (Comment 52) :

    Drew Mitchell has been good as well

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.03.09 11:54:46 by blackshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 53) :

    McDonals was injured for quite a while.

    Has Ice played exclusively at 15 or shifted between wing and 15 like Drew Mitchell?

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.03.09 11:55:27 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 55) :

    I have never ever played… :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.03.09 12:06:19 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 56) :

    Dont lie!

    I know you are a player! ;)

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.03.09 12:08:01 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 55) :
    I think Toeava has been at fullback the whole season…but let me check…

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.03.09 12:11:36 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 57) :

    This IS a rugby site :roll: …and per usual, I am JUST talking rugby… :lol:

    Personally i am not a glamour boy girl..I like the once’s who does the hard work..so no moving between wing and 15.. :lol:

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.03.09 12:12:07 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 55) : Toeava played centre for a few weeks I think.

  • Comment 60, posted at 26.03.09 12:12:44 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 56) : :lol:

  • Comment 61, posted at 26.03.09 12:12:59 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 59) :

    Do you know how hard it is moving between the wings? :)

  • Comment 62, posted at 26.03.09 12:13:30 by Morné Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 58) :

    If he has he was obviously not that impressive as I hardly noticed :)

    @deanoelsch (Comment 60) :

    I think so too but I am not sure.

  • Comment 63, posted at 26.03.09 12:14:23 by Morné Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 60) :

    When ?

  • Comment 64, posted at 26.03.09 12:16:41 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 64) :

    Round 1 that I know of, Ice played 13 against the Force.

  • Comment 65, posted at 26.03.09 12:22:27 by Morné Reply
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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 60) : @blackshark (Comment 64) :

    Looks like he played OC in the first games vs The Cows…and has been 15 since then…well according to the match threads here on Sharksworld anyway…

    @Morné (Comment 63) :

    Maybe you should be impressed…

    4 tries
    4 set-ups
    15 line breaks
    15 go forward
    14 catch& kick

  • Comment 66, posted at 26.03.09 12:23:47 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 65) : @blackshark (Comment 66) :
    Sorry…meant first game against the Force…

  • Comment 67, posted at 26.03.09 12:24:37 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 67) :
    and in that game he had NO TRY/ SETUP / LINE BREAK… :shock:

  • Comment 68, posted at 26.03.09 12:28:02 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 68) :

    I guess his position is 15 then!

  • Comment 69, posted at 26.03.09 12:32:20 by Morné Reply
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  • Toeava started at Centre against Force when Williams started at fullback as far as I can recall. I am not even going to compare him to Terblanche as he is an attacking phenomenon and probably had 55 line breaks against the Cheetahs alone…

    Leon McDonald played 3 games and had 1 try, 3 line breaks and no set up tries but 11 go forward balls. Gerrard who has been the best fullback in the competition I think has: 2 tries, 2 set up tries, 18 go forward balls. He gets 4 go forwards almost every game and had 7 line breaks against the Waratahs alone.

    He is clearly a better attacking fullback than Terblanche but he also has to do most of it himself – he has no one else who has done anything in his backline. My point is that Terblanche isnt a massive attacking weapon, I agree, but he is not what I would call an attacking disaster!

  • Comment 70, posted at 26.03.09 12:35:25 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 65) :

    Sommer nog Centre ok??!! :lol: i AM versatile!! :twisted:

  • Comment 71, posted at 26.03.09 12:35:50 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 66) : He is ridiculous. He is playing centre again this week I see… I reckon he will carve through Tahs. Blues to win…

  • Comment 72, posted at 26.03.09 12:38:35 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • FYI:

    BJ’s team of the 6 nations. Looks like a pretty decent Lions team:

    Team of the tournament:

    1: Gethin Jenkins (Wal)
    2: Dimitri Szarzewski (Fra)
    3: Euan Murray (Scot)
    4: Alun Wyn Jones (Wal)
    5: Paul O’Connell (Irl)
    6: Thierry Dusautoir (Fra)
    7: Joe Worsley (Eng)
    8: Sergio Parisse (Ita)
    9: Mike Philips (Scot)
    10: Roland O’Gara (Irl)
    11: Shane Williams (Wal)
    12: Tom Shanklin (Wal)
    13: Brian O’Driscoll (Irl)
    14: Tommy Bowe (Irl)
    15: Rob Kearney (Irl)

  • Comment 73, posted at 26.03.09 12:39:28 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • I copied the wrong list:

    1: Gethin Jenkins (Wal)
    2: Rory Best (Irl)
    3: Euan Murray (Scot)
    4: Alun Wyn Jones (Wal)
    5: Paul O’Connell (Irl) Cpt.
    6: Martyn Williams (Wal)
    7: Joe Worsley (Eng)
    8: Ryan Jones (Wal)
    9: Mike Philips (Scot)
    10: Roland O’Gara (Irl)
    11: Shane Williams (Wal)
    12: Tom Shanklin (Wal)
    13: Brian O’Driscoll (Irl)
    14: Tommy Bowe (Irl)
    15: Rob Kearney (Irl)

  • Comment 74, posted at 26.03.09 12:39:54 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • Sharks – 15. Stefan Terblanche, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Adrian Jacobs, 12. Riaan Swanepoel, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Francois Steyn 9. Rory Kockott, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Keegan Daniel, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Johann Muller (c), 4. Steven Sykes, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. Tendai Mtawarira
    Reserves: 16. John Smit, 17. Deon Carstens, 18. Albert van den Berg, 19. Skholiwe Ndlovu, 20. Charl McLeod, 21. Monty Dumond, 22. Luzuko Vulindlu

  • Comment 75, posted at 26.03.09 12:42:01 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 75) :

    Cool…expecting a major performance from Bissy…we’ll need it…

  • Comment 76, posted at 26.03.09 12:48:30 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 75) :

    Thread is up

  • Comment 77, posted at 26.03.09 12:50:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 72) :

    Good thing I picked the Blues to win on SB.
    I hope he’ll play better than he did vs Force. :smile:

  • Comment 78, posted at 26.03.09 12:50:37 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 47) : blackshark. i have no real issue with stef other than his attacking skills. if it was semi’s or a final, he would be first on my list, but as bp are nice to have i want someone that can create tries. 1 bp in 6 games is not excellent.

  • Comment 79, posted at 26.03.09 12:57:56 by try time Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 70) : oh is this what caused the up roar? the word disaster. i won’t take it back cos it has created an interesting discussion on this blog. so it worked.

  • Comment 80, posted at 26.03.09 13:02:22 by try time Reply

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  • imo Chris Latham WAS the best attacking fullback, and Jason Robinson not far behind :lol: my 2 cents

  • Comment 81, posted at 26.03.09 13:12:47 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 79) :

    And who might that be?

    @try time (Comment 80) :

    That was a big part of it…yeah… :smile:

  • Comment 82, posted at 26.03.09 13:12:58 by blackshark Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 81) : i like this connor guy

  • Comment 83, posted at 26.03.09 13:16:41 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 83) : young dude from the Reds?

  • Comment 84, posted at 26.03.09 13:22:49 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 83) : Connor does look good. Latham was pretty hot now that you mention him. Robinson was hot for about 2 minutes.

  • Comment 85, posted at 26.03.09 13:23:45 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 82) : that is the question, who can we use to spark the backline. maybe jp. someone that can’t kick and has to run.

  • Comment 86, posted at 26.03.09 13:23:53 by try time Reply

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  • or stefan can give the jp the ball to run with instead of kicking it away.

  • Comment 87, posted at 26.03.09 13:25:45 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 86) :
    Yeah…JP is regaining his form at wing so let’s reward him by moving him to fullback… :roll:

    @try time (Comment 87) :

    This , however, might do the trick…

  • Comment 88, posted at 26.03.09 13:30:33 by blackshark Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 85) : a guy that has impressed me recently eventhough he plats in a losing team is daniller. i am not saying he is in the same league, but he is strong and is solid at the back. he makes some good runs as well. what are his stats?

  • Comment 89, posted at 26.03.09 13:31:04 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 89) :

    0 TRIES/ SETUPS

    10 Line breaks
    19 Go Forward
    14 Catch & Kick

  • Comment 90, posted at 26.03.09 14:22:16 by blackshark Reply

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