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Best and Worst S14 Stats, so far


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 27 Mar 2009 at 17:14
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It’s hard to believe, but the halfway stage of this year’s Super 14 is already upon us.

Sport 24 reports that from a South African perspective, the Bulls and Sharks are flying the flag going into this weekend’s round of matches, while the Cheetahs and Lions are once again vying for the wooden spoon. So we thought it was a good time to reveal the best and worst of the competition so far, according to nothing else but stats from Verusco, the New Zealand-based company who supply video analysis systems to most of the South African Super 14 teams.

Who are the best and worst South African tacklers, who spills the ball the most, who has made the most line breaks and who’s bossed the breakdowns better than anybody else? Let’s see what the numbers say.

Best and worst tacklers:

In Tuesday’s column we revealed that, despite two SA teams being at the top of the log, 10 of the 11 worst tacklers (in terms of tackles missed) in the entire competition so far are South Africans, and even more worrying is that most of them are seasoned Springboks.

Bulls No 8 Pierre Spies tops the list, with 37 tackles missed, followed by the Cheetahs’ Meyer Bosman (33), the Sharks’ Francois Steyn (29), Lions skipper Cobus Grobbelaar and Sharks No 9 Rory Kockott (both 27), Cheetahs scrumhalf Tewis de Bruyn and Sharks No 8 Ryan Kankowski (both 25) and Cheetahs lock David de Villiers, Sharks centre Adi Jacobs and Bulls lock Danie Rossouw (all 24).

The worst of the overseas tacklers, also with 24 missed tackles, is the Crusaders’ Wyatt Crockett.

So… which SA player has made the most tackles? That honour goes to the Cheetahs’ Springbok flanker Heinrich Brussow with 95 tackles, which also happens to be the most of any player in the competition.

Following close on Brussow’s heels are the Chiefs’ Tanerau Latimer with 92 and the Highlanders’ Adam Thomson with 86. Two other South Africans figure in the top 10, and they’re both Sharks flankers: Jacques Botes is in seventh with 79 and Keegan Daniel is ninth with 70.

Most handling errors:

Three South Africans make it into the top 10 here: Kockott is in fourth with 25, Bosman is fifth with 24, while Stormers centre Jean de Villiers is seventh with 23. But at least they don’t make the top three, comprised of the Blues’ Taniela Moa (30), Crusaders scrumhalf Andrew Ellis (29) and Chiefs No 9 Brendon Leonard (26).

Line breaks:

The Chiefs’ excellent right wing Lelia Masaga tops the list with 17 line breaks so far, followed by the Hurricanes’ wing Hosea Gear and Blues fullback Isaia Toeava on 12. Sharks centre Adi Jacobs is unsurprisingly the best South African with 11 line breaks, which puts him in fourth place, ahead of four players on 10: Mark McLinden (Reds), Israel Dagg (Highlanders), De Villiers (Stormers) and Kockott (Sharks).

The breakdown:

Only Stormers No 8 Luke Watson makes the top 10 as far as turnovers forced are concerned: his 13 turnovers put him in tied third place behind Force flanker David Pocock with 17, the Highlanders’ Thomson with 14, and level pegging with the Brumbies’ George Smith.

The next best South Africans, tied for 11th spot, are the Cheetahs’ David de Villiers and Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis (10 each).

Good news is that only one South African, Cheetahs utility back Jacques-Louis Potgieter, makes the top 10 list for most turnovers conceded. Potgieter lies in second place with 28, three behind Chiefs flyhalf Stephen Donald, five ahead of the Force’s Matt Giteau and six more than the Highlanders’ Daniel Bowden. The next worst South African, in tied 11th place with 11, is Francois Steyn.

And finally…which players have made the most ground with the ball in hand?

Interestingly, only Lions fullback Louis Ludik amongst the South Africans sneaks into the top 10 with 631 metres!

Toeava (939m), the Force’s Drew Mitchell (823m) and the Reds’ Quade Cooper (816m) make up the top three while the next best South African, in 15th place with 580m, is Jean de Villiers.



191 Comments

  • Sharks centre Adi Jacobs is unsurprisingly the best South African with 11 line breaks

    Strange that considering his inside center is rumoured to be the worst distibutor in the game. :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.03.09 17:16:25 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Only Stormers No 8 Luke Watson makes the top 10 as far as turnovers forced are concerned: his 13 turnovers put him in tied third place

    Cannot say I am susprised. He HAS had a good season.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.03.09 17:17:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Twenty20 update:

    Aus 14-1 2.4 overs

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.03.09 18:12:42 by McLovin Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : Seems to be concentrating on playing rugby this season and doing well. After all he rugby playing ability is what put him on the map in the first place. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.03.09 18:14:04 by McLovin Reply
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  • Ponting gone. :grin:

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.03.09 18:15:16 by McLovin Reply
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  • 16/2

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.03.09 18:15:33 by McLovin Reply
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  • And SA won the toss. :shock: Must have brought their own coin. :wink:

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.03.09 18:16:28 by McLovin Reply
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  • South Africa team
    HH Gibbs, HM Amla, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, VB van Jaarsveld, MV Boucher, JA Morkel, J Botha, RJ Peterson, WD Parnell, DW Steyn

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.03.09 18:16:50 by McLovin Reply
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  • 17/2 4 overs

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.03.09 18:18:34 by McLovin Reply
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  • Possible run out.

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.03.09 18:20:54 by McLovin Reply
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  • Very close.

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.03.09 18:21:29 by McLovin Reply
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  • I say out.

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.03.09 18:21:54 by McLovin Reply
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  • TV ump disagrees. :evil:

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.03.09 18:22:13 by McLovin Reply
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  • 24/2

    5 overs

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.03.09 18:24:10 by McLovin Reply
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  • Some risky single being taken.

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.03.09 18:25:23 by McLovin Reply
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  • Warner 3 fours in this over so far. :evil:

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.03.09 18:27:13 by McLovin Reply
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  • 16 from the over.

    40/2

    6 overs

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.03.09 18:27:40 by McLovin Reply
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  • Outside edge for four. :evil:

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.03.09 18:30:31 by McLovin Reply
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  • 47-2

    7 overs

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.03.09 18:31:25 by McLovin Reply
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  • England 55/6 :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.03.09 18:32:04 by McLovin Reply
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  • 50 up for Aus.

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.03.09 18:32:54 by McLovin Reply
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  • 6 from Hussey.

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.03.09 18:33:13 by McLovin Reply
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  • 59-2

    8 overs

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.03.09 18:34:34 by McLovin Reply
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  • Go Lukemaan

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.03.09 18:35:32 by Claytie Reply
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  • Hussey huge six.

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.03.09 18:37:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • 70-2

    9 overs

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.03.09 18:37:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • Current partnership 54 runs, 5.4 overs, RR: 9.52 (DJ Hussey 25, Warner 28)

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.03.09 18:37:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • Caught and bowled Pieterson!GOOD CATCH

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.03.09 18:38:29 by Claytie Reply
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  • Great catch from Pietersen off his own bowling.

    Warner gone.

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.03.09 18:38:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • DA Warner c & b Peterson 38 (29b 4×4 1×6) SR: 131.03

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.03.09 18:39:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • MUST BE RUN OUT

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.03.09 18:39:43 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 31) : Must be. :grin:

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.03.09 18:40:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hussey bros partnership short lived. :cool:

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.03.09 18:40:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • OUT :!:

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.03.09 18:40:34 by Claytie Reply
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  • 70-4

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.03.09 18:40:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • Another one gone

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.03.09 18:42:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • Wicket :!:

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.03.09 18:42:25 by Claytie Reply
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  • 3 wickets in the over.

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.03.09 18:42:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • 2 ducks in a row.

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.03.09 18:43:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • 71-5

    10 overs

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.03.09 18:43:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • 74-5

    11 overs

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.03.09 18:45:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • Almost another wicket.

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.03.09 18:47:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • 78-5

    12 overs

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.03.09 18:48:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • Mac, you drinking?

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.03.09 18:50:21 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 44) : Not yet. Are you?

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.03.09 18:51:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • 87-5

    13 overs

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.03.09 18:51:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sipping on a few windycorners

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.03.09 18:52:29 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 47) : Would kill for one of those now. :cool:

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.03.09 18:53:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • 91-5

    14 overs

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.03.09 18:54:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • Lost pictures from Jo’burg. :evil:

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.03.09 18:55:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • Aaaand we’re back.

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.03.09 18:55:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • They are cold and they are tasty.

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.03.09 18:56:19 by Claytie Reply
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  • Last 5 ovs 22/2 RR 4.40

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.03.09 18:56:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 52) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 27.03.09 18:57:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • Huge six from Hussey D.

  • Comment 55, posted at 27.03.09 18:57:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • Into the last row. :shock:

  • Comment 56, posted at 27.03.09 18:58:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • Eng 69-8

    Almost feel sorry for them. :roll:

  • Comment 57, posted at 27.03.09 18:58:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hussey D smacks another monster six.

  • Comment 58, posted at 27.03.09 18:59:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hussey D 54 from 31 balls.

  • Comment 59, posted at 27.03.09 19:00:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • Nog n ses.

  • Comment 60, posted at 27.03.09 19:01:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • Another 2 wickets please.
    more 6s

  • Comment 61, posted at 27.03.09 19:01:08 by Claytie Reply
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  • Out!!!

  • Comment 62, posted at 27.03.09 19:01:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • White goes for glory and caught on the boundary.

  • Comment 63, posted at 27.03.09 19:01:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • 116-6

    16 overs

  • Comment 64, posted at 27.03.09 19:02:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • Commentators reckon anything under 160 won’t be enough.

  • Comment 65, posted at 27.03.09 19:03:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • Wide. :evil: :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 66, posted at 27.03.09 19:04:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • Six yet again.

  • Comment 67, posted at 27.03.09 19:06:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • 127-6

    3 overs left.

  • Comment 68, posted at 27.03.09 19:07:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • :evil:

  • Comment 69, posted at 27.03.09 19:07:34 by Claytie Reply
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  • Hussey smokes one for four.

  • Comment 70, posted at 27.03.09 19:09:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • So who is getting up early for the Bulls game?

  • Comment 71, posted at 27.03.09 19:09:51 by Claytie Reply
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  • I Forgot this was even on. :sad: :shock:

  • Comment 72, posted at 27.03.09 19:10:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 71) : Not me.

  • Comment 73, posted at 27.03.09 19:10:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • 142-6

    18 overs

  • Comment 74, posted at 27.03.09 19:10:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 71) :

    I’m getting up early. :sad:

    But that is to go into the office. :sad:

  • Comment 75, posted at 27.03.09 19:11:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 72) : All’s not lost. You’ve only missed Aus batting. :smile:

  • Comment 76, posted at 27.03.09 19:11:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • Wide.. :evil:

  • Comment 77, posted at 27.03.09 19:12:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hussey 76 from 40 balls.

  • Comment 78, posted at 27.03.09 19:13:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ill be up, but im going on a run

  • Comment 79, posted at 27.03.09 19:13:41 by Claytie Reply
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  • Clean bowled.

  • Comment 80, posted at 27.03.09 19:14:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • Border SMOKING the Sharks XV
    WICKET

  • Comment 81, posted at 27.03.09 19:14:48 by Claytie Reply
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  • 149-9

    Last over coming up.

  • Comment 82, posted at 27.03.09 19:15:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • Thats 149-7

  • Comment 83, posted at 27.03.09 19:15:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • 150 up.

  • Comment 84, posted at 27.03.09 19:16:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • 154-7

    4 balls left.

  • Comment 85, posted at 27.03.09 19:17:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 81) : What’s the score?

  • Comment 86, posted at 27.03.09 19:17:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hussey pumps another blistering boundary.

  • Comment 87, posted at 27.03.09 19:18:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • And a huge huge six.

  • Comment 88, posted at 27.03.09 19:18:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • 166-7

  • Comment 89, posted at 27.03.09 19:19:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • Not a bad score. But might not be enough.

  • Comment 90, posted at 27.03.09 19:19:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hussey 88 from 44 balls.

  • Comment 91, posted at 27.03.09 19:19:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 86) : 0-0 I was kidding :mrgreen:

  • Comment 92, posted at 27.03.09 19:22:38 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 92) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 93, posted at 27.03.09 19:22:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • How hot is that Bollywood actress! HOLY SMOKES :!:

  • Comment 94, posted at 27.03.09 19:24:14 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 81) :

    Is the Wicket so grassy that the guys from Border can smoke it? :shock:

  • Comment 95, posted at 27.03.09 19:26:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 94) : She’s not bad. :wink:

  • Comment 96, posted at 27.03.09 19:28:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ref screws border out of a try

  • Comment 97, posted at 27.03.09 19:32:36 by Claytie Reply
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  • Solly T :shock: still gets it after a strong scrum. 5-0

  • Comment 98, posted at 27.03.09 19:33:29 by Claytie Reply
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  • SA need 167 to win.

  • Comment 99, posted at 27.03.09 19:36:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 97) :

    Ref screwed the Sharks by not penalising the arriving players for going to ground, but I agree. If he feels that was legal then he certainly screwed them cos I didn’t see ANY knock on in that ruck.

  • Comment 100, posted at 27.03.09 19:36:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 98) :

    STRONG SCRUM BY THE SHARKS!!!!!!!!!! The Pushed Border so far that it caught the Sharks scrumhalf unawares that the ball appeared at the back so quickly.

    Wat drink jy? :wink:

  • Comment 101, posted at 27.03.09 19:37:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Here we go…

  • Comment 102, posted at 27.03.09 19:39:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 101) : :lol: :lol: I never saw it, just heard the commentary,assumed they did well.

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 100) : Dude im messing with you guys, i dont have to be impartial. :wink:

  • Comment 103, posted at 27.03.09 19:40:31 by Claytie Reply
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  • LIghts out in Jo’Burg. :roll:

  • Comment 104, posted at 27.03.09 19:41:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • Lights out! Awesome, lets just show the IPL folk how organised we are.

  • Comment 105, posted at 27.03.09 19:42:10 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 105) : They’ll just have to play during the day. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 106, posted at 27.03.09 19:43:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 104) :

    @Claytie (Comment 105) :

    :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 107, posted at 27.03.09 19:43:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • One bulb back on.

  • Comment 108, posted at 27.03.09 19:44:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • 3 bulbs now.

  • Comment 109, posted at 27.03.09 19:45:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • 5 bulbs.

  • Comment 110, posted at 27.03.09 19:46:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • Plenty bulbs now.

  • Comment 111, posted at 27.03.09 19:48:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • Goota step out quickly. Hopefully all lights are on when I return. :roll:

  • Comment 112, posted at 27.03.09 19:49:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 112) :

    Almost half time in Sharks XV game, will update scores on this if the match resumes before you get back.

  • Comment 113, posted at 27.03.09 19:50:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Amla and Gibbs walk back out.

  • Comment 114, posted at 27.03.09 19:57:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 7 /0 After 1st over for SA

  • Comment 115, posted at 27.03.09 20:01:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Lets go Gibbo

  • Comment 116, posted at 27.03.09 20:02:51 by Claytie Reply
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  • Gibbs gets a LUCKY four as a bouncer gets a top edge and goes for a one bounce four behind the keeper.

    next ball he clubs for a deserved four.

  • Comment 117, posted at 27.03.09 20:03:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • By the by,what did the 7s boys do?

  • Comment 118, posted at 27.03.09 20:05:57 by Claytie Reply
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  • SIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GIBBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    What do you do to let a SA batsmen hit a 6?
    Let an Aussie bowler make his Dayboo

  • Comment 119, posted at 27.03.09 20:06:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 118) :

    They beat Korea. Not sure of the score.

    Only one match today. 3 tomorrow.

  • Comment 120, posted at 27.03.09 20:06:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Gibbs 18 off 7 Balls :shock:

  • Comment 121, posted at 27.03.09 20:07:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Shoddo camera work.Hate the word Dayboo

  • Comment 122, posted at 27.03.09 20:09:02 by Claytie Reply
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  • Swing and a miss by gibbs and it JUST misses the off stump.

    Great over by Johnson. 2 runs off it and almost a run out off the last ball. gibbs wants the daybootant’s bowling.

  • Comment 123, posted at 27.03.09 20:10:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Claytie (Comment 122) :

    Same here.

  • Comment 124, posted at 27.03.09 20:10:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Dayboo bowler,first ball gets Gibbs

  • Comment 125, posted at 27.03.09 20:11:12 by Claytie Reply
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  • They send in a new Daybootant and he gets gibbs caught off the 1st ball. :shock:

    26/1 after 3.1 overs

  • Comment 126, posted at 27.03.09 20:11:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Okay i’m gonna watch the Rugby will follow the cricket on here.

  • Comment 127, posted at 27.03.09 20:12:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ivd already switched

  • Comment 128, posted at 27.03.09 20:13:50 by Claytie Reply
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  • I are back but going to relax with some vino.

    Ciao.

    Go Bulldogs.

  • Comment 129, posted at 27.03.09 20:19:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • SA 46 /1 After 5 Overs

  • Comment 130, posted at 27.03.09 20:20:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Abie out! 46 2

  • Comment 131, posted at 27.03.09 20:22:07 by Claytie Reply
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  • SA 69/3 After 10 Overs

  • Comment 132, posted at 27.03.09 20:40:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Duminy out

    Bowled for 21

    81/4
    11.3 Overs

  • Comment 133, posted at 27.03.09 20:46:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • :shock: 85/5 now

  • Comment 134, posted at 27.03.09 20:52:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 70 required of 6 overs.

  • Comment 135, posted at 27.03.09 20:59:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Boucher 11
    Morkel 8

    62 required off 5 Overs

  • Comment 136, posted at 27.03.09 21:06:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Morkel MOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERS a 6 out of the ground and they wait for a new ball. :razz:

  • Comment 137, posted at 27.03.09 21:07:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Four runs off the first ball bowled with the new ball.

  • Comment 138, posted at 27.03.09 21:08:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • IPL and Comrades clash

    Kingsmead has become the centre of a clash as the Comrades and IPL matches are scheduled to be staged during the same period.

  • Comment 139, posted at 27.03.09 21:09:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 120/5

    47 required off 4 overs

  • Comment 140, posted at 27.03.09 21:10:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 14 off the 1st 3 balls in the 17th Over

  • Comment 141, posted at 27.03.09 21:13:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 26 needed off 3 overs

    141/5

  • Comment 142, posted at 27.03.09 21:15:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Im bak

  • Comment 143, posted at 27.03.09 21:15:34 by Claytie Reply
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  • Morkel out

  • Comment 144, posted at 27.03.09 21:16:36 by Claytie Reply
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  • 141/6

  • Comment 145, posted at 27.03.09 21:17:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • down to the wire here.

  • Comment 146, posted at 27.03.09 21:19:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 21 required off 2 overs :oops:

  • Comment 147, posted at 27.03.09 21:21:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Rookies bowling the last two overs. :cool:

  • Comment 148, posted at 27.03.09 21:21:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • So thegameon sabc 3 is delayed. Its only the 3rd over now! Thanks for spoiling it for me… :roll:

  • Comment 149, posted at 27.03.09 21:23:23 by wpw - Stefan the attacking Genius!!! Reply
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  • So whats the damn score?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 150, posted at 27.03.09 21:25:15 by wpw - Stefan the attacking Genius!!! Reply
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  • 7 needed off the last over

    Over 19 was big (14)

    160/6 after 19 overs

  • Comment 151, posted at 27.03.09 21:27:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • FOUR off the 1st ball by Boucher.

    3 needed off 5 balls

  • Comment 152, posted at 27.03.09 21:28:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • BOUCH!

  • Comment 153, posted at 27.03.09 21:29:09 by Claytie Reply
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  • FOUR off the 2nd Ball by Boucher

    MINUS 1 needed with 4 balls to go. :wink:

    SA Win by 4 Wickets. :cool: with 4 balls to spare

  • Comment 154, posted at 27.03.09 21:29:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Awesome!!! So i WILL be watching the game on sabc 3 seeing as we won! Whoop Whoop! By the way, ‘whoop whoop’ has been trademarked by ME. LOL

  • Comment 155, posted at 27.03.09 21:32:06 by wpw - Stefan the attacking Genius!!! Reply
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  • @wpw – Stefan the attacking Genius!!! (Comment 155) : Brah,u boerewors mense is Always months behind with everything.

  • Comment 156, posted at 27.03.09 21:36:20 by Claytie Reply
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  • shoo, frans is up there with the worst tacklers. and he wants to be an inside centre. thankfully at flyhalf he is being protected by riaan, keegan and botes. now i see why plum wanted him at 10 pre season. it is not because he is a better flyhalf than ruan, rather he is a liability at 12. and it is obvious considering how much better our 1st line of defence has been since he has been moved. what to do when ruan gets back?

  • Comment 157, posted at 30.03.09 08:29:17 by try time Reply

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  • and well done to botes. remember he and daniel haven’t started all the games so that figure doesn’t even come close to their true worth. shows who is carrying who in the team.

  • Comment 158, posted at 30.03.09 08:34:02 by try time Reply

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  • and all you kockett lovers funny how he is in all the worst lists. and you want him to be the bok backup. vermaak should get that honour. maybe ruan should take over at 9 when he gets back.

  • Comment 159, posted at 30.03.09 08:35:43 by try time Reply

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  • “Interestingly, only Lions fullback Louis Ludik amongst the South Africans sneaks into the top 10 with 631 metres!”

    ha ha, i thought it was stefan. :twisted:

  • Comment 160, posted at 30.03.09 08:37:41 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 157) :

    Are you on TIK?

    IMO our midfield defence has gone from “solid” in the early season to “very worrying” in the last two weeks. Did you NOT see those Brumbies run through the Midfield on Saturday?

  • Comment 161, posted at 30.03.09 08:41:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Anybody notice how Sir Pierre Spies totally dissapeared when his forwards where under pressure. I didn’t see him at ANY breakdowns.

    Very one dimensional and he can’t tackle

  • Comment 162, posted at 30.03.09 08:53:37 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 161) :

    Steyn has the highest tackle stats by far in the backline with Rory next… 3 times more his outside centre… it makes sense the total tackles missed would be substantially more…

    2.85 missed tackles per game out of 14 avg tackle made… methinks some need to learn how to read stats in context… particularly the author of this weekly column…

  • Comment 163, posted at 30.03.09 08:59:32 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 162) :

    He heard PdV say that Spies Bok spot was safe and now he has relaxed again. :wink:

  • Comment 164, posted at 30.03.09 09:00:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 161) : only in this game, are you on tik? the sharks have been poor there full stop. frans missed 4 in the 1st 20 minutes (i include the gap he left that gave the brumbies their first try.)that is why i say it is better for the sharks to have him closer to botes and daniel, that can do his job for him.

  • Comment 165, posted at 30.03.09 09:04:28 by try time Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 163) :

    I agree.

    If you look PURELY at the tackles missed stats then the Sharks seem like they are meant to be at the Bottom of the Log with their “poor” defence. In reality though it is a different story.

  • Comment 166, posted at 30.03.09 09:05:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 166) :

    Didn’t I tell you TT was gonna be negative this morning???

    Even though OUR beloved Sharks are top of the table!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 167, posted at 30.03.09 09:07:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 165) :

    Now I AM confused.

    IMO our defence has been worse in the last two weeks which is when we had guys “that can do his job for him”.

    Yet in the games when he was playing 12 and thus having to do his own work, we were doing pretty damn well?

  • Comment 168, posted at 30.03.09 09:09:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 165) :

    Official Verusco stats have Steyn making 11 and missing one from the game… Adi made 8 and missed 3…

    The tik is flowing freely it seems…

    In fact whoever the author of this weekly pro WP piece is takling through his cake-hole as per normal… making up stats as he goes along…

    OFFICIAL Verusco tackle stats have Steyn missing only 20 this season out of a massive 85…

    Mehtinks perhaps he’s sucking them out of testrugby’s rather dubious collection!

  • Comment 169, posted at 30.03.09 09:10:18 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 162) : same as ryan. he isn’t the ryan of last year. but as i have said, rather peak when it matters. than peak before the playoffs. as long as we are winning i cannot complain. the team is definately looking better every week. this weekend was the first i have seen the sharks creating phases. and it got a bp, so no complaints from me.

  • Comment 170, posted at 30.03.09 09:10:44 by try time Reply

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  • GOOOOOOODDDDDDDDD MMMMMMOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNIIIIIIINNNNNGGGGGGGGG
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: SHARKS FANS!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 171, posted at 30.03.09 09:13:10 by Rahul Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 167) :

    Saying TT is going to be unhappy with a Sharks performance is like saying, the “The Sun WILL come up tomorrow” :wink:

  • Comment 172, posted at 30.03.09 09:15:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 171) : Top of the morning to you :lol:

  • Comment 173, posted at 30.03.09 09:17:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 168) : no i have felt our first up defence has been a lot better. adi looks a lot more solid than in previous games and i think it is riaans help. it would actually be good to see the tackles missed by tackles made ratio for the season. odwa and jp have also been outstanding in cover defence. i think you are forgetting all the tries that weren’t finished by the chiefs and blues that were available due to our defence. remember in the chiefs games the two tries not allowed but the players made their way easily through our defence.

  • Comment 174, posted at 30.03.09 09:17:45 by try time Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 171) :

    Yeah good morning. :sad:

    To you maybe!!!!!!!!

    “I” Lost a lifeline on LMS. :cry:

  • Comment 175, posted at 30.03.09 09:18:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 170) : I agree Ryan doesn’t do to much of the rough stuff, but he was a lot better than Spies. I watched the Bulls game and focused on Spies. He wasn’t even in the screen 80% of the time and never at a breakdown.

  • Comment 176, posted at 30.03.09 09:20:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 169) : then there are problems with the stats cos they count tackles where a player slides off the attacker. cos two of frans tackles had his arms around the guy but he just slide off only slowing the guy down. you call that a tackle then yes frans tackles well.

  • Comment 177, posted at 30.03.09 09:20:36 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 170) : as long as we are winning i cannot complain.

    You are contradicting yourself :twisted:

  • Comment 178, posted at 30.03.09 09:21:04 by Rahul Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 177) : my interpretation of a tackle is the same as the laws that state the player must be held.

  • Comment 179, posted at 30.03.09 09:21:30 by try time Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 175) : That was my dig in a thread on saturday about picking the upset of the weekend :mrgreen:

  • Comment 180, posted at 30.03.09 09:22:00 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 178) : damn right. got me.

  • Comment 181, posted at 30.03.09 09:22:12 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 181) : :lol:

  • Comment 182, posted at 30.03.09 09:25:19 by Rahul Reply

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  • There will always be missed tackles but the main concern will surely be if the vital one led to points… :wink:

  • Comment 183, posted at 30.03.09 09:31:45 by Charlie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 175) : At least you safe on LMS next weekend :mrgreen:

  • Comment 184, posted at 30.03.09 09:40:12 by Rahul Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 175) :
    Hehehehehehe :twisted: – so your livestock did not make the kraal…- i was thinking of you when I heard the score being 21/5 at one stage.. (did not watch – Saturday mornings I have to make sure my early retirement plan is at her job!)

    SO glad I did follow my 6th sense on that one otherwise I would have been OUT!!

  • Comment 185, posted at 30.03.09 09:42:54 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 184) :

    I haven’t picked the team playing the Cheetahs. :lol:

  • Comment 186, posted at 30.03.09 09:43:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 185) :

    On the contrary!!! They never came out of the kraal, they just stayed their for a milking of note. :sad:

  • Comment 187, posted at 30.03.09 09:45:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 187) : hehehehe… Gotta run. Later

  • Comment 188, posted at 30.03.09 09:46:56 by Rahul Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 187) :

    :mrgreen: I feel for you though…I did not actually think they would lose though…just thought Chiefs might be a “safer’ bet..at least the Cheetahs are back next week! :lol:

  • Comment 189, posted at 30.03.09 09:54:39 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 189) :

    It’s become apparent that I have not given much thought to LMS… clearly most of us are going to be left with only the Cheetahs and other kak teams to choose from?

    Oh to still have my lifeline…

  • Comment 190, posted at 30.03.09 10:42:12 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 190) :

    Damn right you are…

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