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Ruan, JP expected to return


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The Sharks came through the most testing of times against the Hurricanes on Saturday without picking up any more injuries and are likely to field an unchanged squad against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

John Bishop reports in The Witness

The Sharks stayed alive, and won 33-17, on 30 percent of the game – in terms of territory and possession and according to assistant coach Grant Bashford, made three times more tackles than the Hurricanes.

“The tackle count was about 230 to the 80 made by the Hurricanes which shows just how effective our defence was,” he said on Sunday. He said that it continued to be a concern that the Sharks were playing so much of every game without the ball.

“But we did make silly handling errors when we finally got into the Hurricanes half and that kept breaking our attacking momentum. Against the Cheetahs we just have to be more patient and look after the ball better.”

Bashford said there were no additional injury concerns after the weekend – “and that makes a change for a Monday morning.”

The Sharks hope to have Ruan Pienaar and JP Pietersen back after the bye on April 25 and Bashford said it was expected that big flank Jean Deysel, recovering from his knee ligament injury, would play off the bench against the Crusaders in Durban on April 18.

He said he was delighted with the display of two of the newer faces in the squad, inside centre Riaan Swanepoel and wing Luzuko Vulindlu.

“Riaan did exceptionally well in taking the ball up and in defence, and he was up against a world-class centre in Ma’a Nonu.  And Luzuko also settled in quickly and made a big impact. With the Sharks XV also excelling in the Vodacom Cup,  it showed we have the systems to create depth in the squad.”

There was a suggestion at the weekend that the Sharks had become predictable in their approach but Hurricanes head coach Colin Cooper, for one,  did not agree.

“Even if you know what the Sharks are going to do, you still have to stop them. We knew they had a strong kicking game, and we knew they attacked from the turnovers, and we prepared for that. But we still couldn’t stop them scoring three tries. They have the players to do certain things and they do it well.”



178 Comments

  • If the trio of Ruan, JP and Deysel return then I can’t see anyone stopping the Sharks.

    Your current coach is miles ahead of Dick Muir in my opinion. :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.04.09 07:31:07 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : I agree, at first I was very happy with Muir but IMO Plumtree is miles ahead.

    Becoming a Sharks fan there WPW :?: :wink:

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.04.09 07:59:49 by Pokkel Reply
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  • ha ha. He is out of the closet now! :-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.04.09 08:18:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 2) :

    oh dear

    what have a done??? :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.04.09 08:23:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) They are totally different, Dick was a backline specialist and had Plum as his specialist forward coach. But I agree he is doing an excellent job, now we will have to fight over who gets a decent coaCh next year. tthe Stormers or the Lions, Rassie has not sold is concept to his players and poor old loffie has no quality, so both must go at the end of the season.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.04.09 08:24:55 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 5) :

    I don’t think Rassie will get fired.

    He did do a fine job during last year’s S14 when we finished 5th. He just isn’t building on that platform and we are struggling this year.

    As for the Lions, an entire clearing out is needed, starting at the top.

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.04.09 08:31:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : your coach is a huge part of the problem, imo. I think he is too clever for the players

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.04.09 08:54:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 5) : Dick is supposed to be a backline specialist, but I think he lost the plot somewhere along the way. Although Plumtree doesn’t seem to have any creativity when it comes to backline play :roll:

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.04.09 09:25:03 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) : umm – isn’t that why we have Chris Boyd?

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.04.09 09:46:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) :

    Ja, WE have Chris Boyd!!! :cool:

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.04.09 09:59:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8)
    I think he got embroiled in becoming the springbok coach, and lost sight of his own job. He did start the renaissance at the sharks, especially after they treated him so badly towards the end of his tenure as a player(I am a big, Dick Muir fan, we were at school together;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.04.09 10:12:48 by Whindy Reply
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  • So it seems like Player 23 can become a reality, Jan you can start polishing your rugby boots :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.04.09 10:25:53 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 11) : agree… I think Dick lost a little focus.

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.04.09 10:31:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : Jy nou ‘n Sharkie :?: :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.04.09 10:34:39 by Charlie Reply

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  • The Sharks are still awaiting the return of key players like Ruan Pienaar, Jean Deysel and Waylon Murray. Bashford said their rehabilitation was going well, but stressed that they would not rush them back into action.

    ‘We’re happy with how Ruan and Jean are coming on, but Waylon has worried us,’ he said.

    ‘He underwent surgery on his knee earlier in the year and was supposed to be back three weeks ago. But everytime he’s tried to run on it it’s puffed up quite badly. So the medical team are treating him conservatively.

    ‘Our feeling is that we should be getting most of the injured boys back in the next fortnight or so. We’ll probably have something resembling a full strength squad for our game against the Highlanders (2 May), which is a huge boost so close to the end of the tournament.’

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.04.09 10:40:57 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Do you know how Trevor Halstead played :?:

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.04.09 10:43:43 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 16) : solid, but unspectacular, is what I’ve heard… to be honest, against that quality of opposition, I was expecting him to run riot.

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.04.09 10:50:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : He will need some game time to get back into the groove :twisted:

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.04.09 10:56:38 by Charlie Reply

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  • this title is funny. where they expected not to return.

    @Charlie (Comment 14) : just wait till stormers win :mrgreen:

    seems like ages since diesel deysel played.

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.04.09 11:06:06 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 14) :

    No comment!! :oops:

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.04.09 11:08:10 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) :

    carthorse anyone??? :???:

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.04.09 11:09:01 by wpw Reply
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  • Plum is a good coach …and I’m sure he’s added a lot of value to the Sharks…but we cannot belittle what Dick Muir did for us.

    Dick was there when the tree was planted…it’s just we’re seeing the fruits now. We all know that he’s supposed to have a Super 14 trophy to his name.

    Good to hear that the guys are recovering well…hope they’ll all be able to play a few games before the playoffs.

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.04.09 11:15:11 by blackshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 21) : :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.04.09 11:20:25 by Charlie Reply

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  • Methinks what Plum did is to settle the backline a bit – last year there quite a bit of confusion. But it was bound to happen at some stage whether Plum or Dick was in charge – so lets not blame all on poor Dick – as blacksharks says – he’s done a lot for sharks

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.04.09 11:21:49 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 21) : you have no room to talk… your Super 14 and Vodcaom Cup teams are both kak… in fact, I’m surprised you guys didn’t contract Halstead. He’s about the right age…

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.04.09 11:29:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) :

    Dude, I support the Sharks, always have!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.04.09 11:33:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 20) :
    http://www.natal-sharks.co.za/

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.04.09 11:35:04 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 27) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.04.09 11:39:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : :lol: Imagine him and Wylie Coyote in the same backline. :shock:

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.04.09 11:47:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 27) : NINE HUNDRED RONT! And they still ahve the kak plastic lettering…

    Nee wat… daylight bloody robbery

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.04.09 11:56:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : What :shock: Are we paying for CCC bankruptsy or what?

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.04.09 11:59:38 by Rahul Reply

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  • Anyone know where we can get match stats for the Canes Sharks game. I am interested to see actual numbers in terms of tackles and possession and territory?

    Shot

  • Comment 32, posted at 07.04.09 12:03:58 by deanoelsch Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : mr price mr price :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 07.04.09 12:05:25 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 33) : :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 07.04.09 12:08:43 by Rahul Reply

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  • Mr Price Maxed! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 07.04.09 12:09:35 by Rahul Reply

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  • @deanoelsch (Comment 32) :

    http://stats.rugbyheaven.com.au/rugbyheaven/rugbygame3.aspx

  • Comment 36, posted at 07.04.09 12:20:52 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 27) :

    As long as its not Manure’s site I’m fine!!!

    So when do I get my membership card?? :roll:

  • Comment 37, posted at 07.04.09 12:23:36 by wpw Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 36) : something wrong with the Sharks tackle count there… :)

  • Comment 38, posted at 07.04.09 12:32:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 37) : you gotta pay R900 for your membership card :(

  • Comment 39, posted at 07.04.09 12:34:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : yip – and possession – I thonk it should be the other way round.

    At All Out Rugby they were saying that sharks made 105 or so tackles

  • Comment 40, posted at 07.04.09 12:37:15 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 37) : 2 photographs, completed form, utility bill, 2 reference letters :wink:

  • Comment 41, posted at 07.04.09 12:38:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 40) : that’s the problem with stats… everyone views them differently.

    The verusco stats have the Sharks making somewhere in the region of 230 tackles.

  • Comment 42, posted at 07.04.09 13:00:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 22) :
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    Man I hope they give Dick Muir honorary citizenship of the tank. He was snatched out of club rugby at a very difficult time in the Sharks very recent history and delivered a team with which Plum is now working. What he did for this team and the union shouldn’t be just dismissed, he played a very, very important role in the turnaround and success of the Sharks. Oh and you can add Rudolf Straueli’s name to that accolade as well.

  • Comment 43, posted at 07.04.09 13:05:09 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) :

    Ha ha …didn’t even get a chance to read that.

    They have 273 attempted…so if we subtract the missed/ineffective ones…it leaves us with about 203 made.

    Ja well if we work on averages…we can say the boys made around 200 tackles…

  • Comment 44, posted at 07.04.09 13:19:08 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 44) : crazy… those guys must be made of wrought iron

  • Comment 45, posted at 07.04.09 13:40:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m honestly quite shocked with what I am hearing from some of you about Muir. He took the team from 1 win in 2005 to the best record in the Super 14 and a home final in 2007, and the following year, the only SA team to make the semis. Absolutely nothing against Plummo who is a fantastic coach, and may end up with even greater achievement at the Sharks than Muir, but I don’t think we or Plummo would be in the position we are at the Sharks if it were not for Muir (and Straueli). I think Salmonoid has this one spot on. We should consider ourselves very lucky to have had Muir coaching the Sharks. Also remember, he had a lot to do with Plummo being ready to step right up as coach and win a lot of games by stepping down and letting him coach the CC team in 2007. No, I won’t compare Plummo and Muir, we are just lucky as Sharks supporters. Or have you all forgotten the previous coach with a golf swing for a name.

  • Comment 46, posted at 07.04.09 13:47:29 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 46) : he should never have taken the job… his kid was sick, so his attention was elsewhere.

    I’ll never judge a person whose child has a life-threatening illness.

  • Comment 47, posted at 07.04.09 13:52:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 46) : I agree with you. but what is putting bit of the shadow on dick’s record is the comparison in performances between 2007 and 2008 – felt like going backwards and all this chopping the backline, which i personally didn’t like. but as said before maybe the various combinations needed to be tried.

    and then the minute dick is gone plum gets the first silverware in 12 years. difficult to past that

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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) : Of course not Rob, would never do that either. My point was simply to illustrate how fickle we can sometimes be as supporters. Whatever the reason, we went through a very lean time at the Sharks between 2002 and 2005, and it was Muir and Strooooolie that turned it around. I suppose if we had won in 2007 some of us would be looking at Muir differently, but not me, the difference between winning and losing that final had nothing to do with Muir.

  • Comment 49, posted at 07.04.09 14:02:03 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 48) : I suppose if you want to think that Plummo made the difference to the Sharks winning the CC in 2008. Personally I believe he was lucky enough to step in and coach a team set up by Muir and Strooooolie that was going to win the CC anyway. Again, nothing against Plummo, but just because he won the CC in 2008 does not make him a better coach than Muir, since he would not have even had the chance without the platform laid by Muir.

    Also, 2008 was not sooooooo bad, as everyone seems to think. We made the semis, were a couple bonus points from hosting a semi. We were so much better than any other SA team, and remember, we also lost John Smit and Butchie from 2007, the Bulls lost Matfield and didn’t even make the playoffs!

  • Comment 50, posted at 07.04.09 14:05:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 49) : yeah – and everything to do with Steve Walsh.

    Hey – do you reckon he was drunk at the time?

  • Comment 51, posted at 07.04.09 14:06:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 50) : to me, what Muir did so well was identify and bring through the young talent at the right time. In 2005, we didn’t even have the rough makings of a squad… yet Dick Muir went out and found them, blooded them in the Currie Cup and damn nearly made the Super 14 semis the next year (thanks, Stormers!). I think that, if anything, Plum is better at moulding and finishing the raw talent, but there’s no doubt that Dick was amazing at spotting them and bringing them through.

    Hell, JP Pietersen would still be playing lock for some third-rate club team if it wasn’t for Dick Muir.

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  • @rekinek (Comment 40) : yeah i also saw that. i trust the sharks count better though. shows just how difficult it is to keep count.

  • Comment 53, posted at 07.04.09 14:11:07 by try time Reply

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  • hey everyone

    i was at the game and watched the sharks 15 too

    halstead was ok in defence and was a link , he was slow , and one could see very rusty , and went to ground very easily

    although we smacked the not so mighty eliphants it has to be said it was like playing against a school team, they were terrible

    THIS IS WHAT CHEEKY WANTS TO PLAY SUPER 14 WITH ? :shock:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) : :lol: :lol: It wouldn’t make me feel any better about the last 5 minutes of that match. Actually, it is kind of sad to see, because other than those diabolical 5 minutes which broke the hearts of the Sharks, I always though Walsh was an excellent referee. He really seemed to love refereeing, it is too bad because I don’t think he has anything else in his life other than the bottle.

  • Comment 55, posted at 07.04.09 14:12:47 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Oh , and the Sharks 15′s whole game broke to pieces when the cronje brothers were replacedhalfway through the 2nd half

    they dictated play totally

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  • @robdylan (Comment 52) : Exactly right, which is why I feel we were doubly blessed at the Sharks to have had both coaches. Also remember how hard Dick worked to step up his coaching. One of the only SA coaches to go elsewhere to learn to become a better coach.

  • Comment 57, posted at 07.04.09 14:15:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : yes there is one thing that will hinder us. frans moving back to inside centre. that will mess things up. since riaan has clogged up the hole in the backline, our backline has looked more solid. adi and frans didn’t seem to connect well on defence. riaan has sorted that out by being the adapter.

  • Comment 58, posted at 07.04.09 14:16:26 by try time Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 50) : This whole point is arguable.

    I do think Plum made a difference. Whether he would do it without Dick setting the ground – don’t think so.

    and look how may players missing due to injury now and sharks still going strong.

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 54) : hey bro.

    Let’s leave Cheeky out of this, ok? It’s a perfectly nice day and the Sharks are top of the log.

    Interesting to hear your thoughts on Halstead. I also note that of the 10 tries we scored, only 3 of them were scored by the backs. That’s a bit strange, isn’t it?

  • Comment 60, posted at 07.04.09 14:19:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 54) : that sounds like halstead in his prime. lol.

  • Comment 61, posted at 07.04.09 14:19:51 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 58) : TT just to throw this out. I have always felt that Ruan was weak defensively, especially at 10 and 15. Do you think it is possible that the improved defensive play may have more to do with Riaan (a strong defender) replacing Ruan (a weaker defender). I know he did not replace Ruan in the same position, but just a thought.

  • Comment 62, posted at 07.04.09 14:20:22 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 56) : so you reckon they play better as a unit than individually?

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  • @try time (Comment 61) : well – not the going to ground easily part… but slow, with pretty kak hands.. that sounds like Trev.

  • Comment 64, posted at 07.04.09 14:21:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 57) : Thanks for putting things in perspective….I sometimes have a very short memory :oops:

    Muir for president :wink:

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 65) : hehehe, Muir for President of SARU!

  • Comment 66, posted at 07.04.09 14:24:12 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • forkit, but Swannie is a demon on defence… must say, I’m really pleased to have him at 12.

    Any chance we could have another bash at convincing Fransie to become a fullback?

  • Comment 67, posted at 07.04.09 14:25:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) : Hey Rob

    well probably , but it was clear once they left the team wasnt the same
    they are a very good combo
    and gus cronje is a genuine fly half

    flanker Rhodes was brilliant

    but also like i said the Eliphants were pathetic

  • Comment 68, posted at 07.04.09 14:26:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 67) : I have always and still believe his best possie should be 15. Can you imagine a team, thinking that they are relieving pressure with a nice deep drop out, Steyn recovers on his own 10 metre line and drills a drop goal right down their throat. Jislaaik but that would knock a team’s spirits no?

  • Comment 69, posted at 07.04.09 14:27:56 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 62) : could be. rory hasn’t been great either. i have noticed odwa and jp have done a lot of cover tackling from players getting through between 9-13. before everyone moans, i am saying in comparison to the rest of the sharks team frans, ryan, adi, rory and ryan are weaker defenders. but compared to other s14 players they are good.

  • Comment 70, posted at 07.04.09 14:28:10 by try time Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 68) : I guess it’s really hard to make anything of the result given that the opposition were so kak.

  • Comment 71, posted at 07.04.09 14:29:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • leave Fransie alone :mad: lol

    but it was said earlier in the season we have a weak bench ??????

    well i think players like Vulindlu , swannie , have put that theory to rest

  • Comment 72, posted at 07.04.09 14:29:19 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 71) : Rob i think take it to heart that the team is unbeaten and base your judgement of them on that

  • Comment 73, posted at 07.04.09 14:30:34 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 62) : also i think the other problem with the frans-adi axis is frans doesn’t slide accross as much as adi, which slowly expands the gap between them. but as all the articles have said this week, we have an amazing defensive record, even if our 1st line slips a few.

  • Comment 74, posted at 07.04.09 14:30:52 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 70) : based on Saturday’s evidence, so is John Smit :mrgreen: :shock:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) : :lol:

  • Comment 76, posted at 07.04.09 14:32:25 by try time Reply

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  • what was sad to see is sharks supporters boo steyn when he missed the drop kick

    and likespineless twats cheer him when he put one over, like the canes coach said that drop goal turned the game away from them

    last try was the final nail

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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) : yeah he missed a couple of sitters, but his try set up made up for it. as did frans’ and adi’s second half performance make up for their poor first half.

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  • @try time (Comment 74) : My perception is that we have given up many more line breaks than we did last season. I think our first line defence is not as good as it has been, but our cover defence is spectacular. I think there are weak defenders in the team, but the team defensive pattern is so strong, and each player will give his life for his team mates, that our defence is so good.

  • Comment 79, posted at 07.04.09 14:34:09 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 77) : how many drops did frans miss last season? i think the boos were there cos fans would rather see that ball being passed to our speedsters. but he came right and hopefully that is a sign of good things.

  • Comment 80, posted at 07.04.09 14:36:23 by try time Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 73) : yeah – fair enough… but there were a fair few changes to the team this week.

  • Comment 81, posted at 07.04.09 14:36:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) : John Smit’s demolition of Bryce Lawrence the week before allows me to forgive any defensive indiscretion he may have committed on Saturday. :wink: His poor scrummaging at TH is another concern completely though, but since he is still a slightly better hooker than Bissie, we are lucky.

  • Comment 82, posted at 07.04.09 14:36:43 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 79) : exactly what i am saying. we are covering our mistakes.

  • Comment 83, posted at 07.04.09 14:37:14 by try time Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 79) : agree.. our scramble defence is the best in the business

  • Comment 84, posted at 07.04.09 14:38:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • hey – guess which two locks top the tackle count :)

  • Comment 85, posted at 07.04.09 14:39:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 82) : only slightly better?

  • Comment 86, posted at 07.04.09 14:40:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 85) : victor matfield and andries bekker? :lol:

  • Comment 87, posted at 07.04.09 14:40:38 by try time Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 84) : I think it is the team spirit that makes the defence so good. Nobody ever gives up defensively, ever!

  • Comment 88, posted at 07.04.09 14:40:39 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 87) : I’m not talking about in the change room after the game :)

  • Comment 89, posted at 07.04.09 14:43:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 88) :

    Yip think team spirit is very good…even saw the new centre pairing having lunch together on Friday, talk about commitment to a good understanding.

  • Comment 90, posted at 07.04.09 14:43:58 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 86) : Yes, only slightly better. Bissie is a fantastic rugby player, oodles of talent, great strength and quickness. He probably shades Smit in general play around the pitch. Smit is streets ahead in the scrums, he is by far the best scrummaging hooker in the world right now, he is massive scrumming at 2. Lastly Smit’s throw-ins shade Bissie. So yes, only slightly better overall than Bissie. I know you have joked about Bissie playing flank, but to be honest, he is such a good rugby player, he probably would be an excellent flank, he is tall enough he may even make a good lineout option. :wink:

  • Comment 91, posted at 07.04.09 14:44:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 90) : Nice…..

  • Comment 92, posted at 07.04.09 14:45:25 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 90) : yeah they all have swinger parties as well. :lol:

  • Comment 93, posted at 07.04.09 14:45:53 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 93) : sorry i thought you were talking about joost and the bulle. they share boyfriends. :lol:

  • Comment 94, posted at 07.04.09 14:50:28 by try time Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 62) : i thought ruan was getting better

  • Comment 95, posted at 07.04.09 14:54:12 by rekinek Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 80) : i understand what fans want ? and even i get angry at drop kicks when i think we should run the ball

    but we firstly dont know what team orders are and what frans has been instructed

    2ndly you never boo your own team , i have 7 polish visitors watching the game with us , they were shocked

    talking about good supporters , these polish guys flew here for a few days just to watch the game

    the main guy had been here 2 years ago and watched his first game , he is HOOKED , has his own sharks kit everything

    try time maybe you should learn from that guy how to support :lol:

  • Comment 96, posted at 07.04.09 14:55:18 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 90) : I hope Adi picked up the tab.

  • Comment 97, posted at 07.04.09 14:55:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think Smit has clearly been talking to BJ about TH play. The only player I have seen scrum in more than BJ is Smit, it is amazing he does not get penalized on every scrum. He angles in so dramatically, he does not even present a shoulder for the LH to drive on. The LH is left hanging on the side of the scrum like a flank, not providing any drive. Should be an effective technique if not penalized one would think. I mean you have both Smit and Bissie driving in on the opposing hooker’s neck. What I don’t understand is how Smit can do this and still go backwards. It does not make sense to me. If you can get away with scrumming in like that, it is like two against three in the front row, and there is no way the three should go backwards then.

  • Comment 98, posted at 07.04.09 14:55:38 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 95) : :lol: you have not been around here long enough to know how much of a Ruan supporter I am. I caught much crap last year, when Rory was playing so well because I still supported and backed Ruan. And you are right, his defence has improved dramatically since 2007 when he was very poor defensively at 10 and 15 for the Boks.

  • Comment 99, posted at 07.04.09 14:57:23 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 96) : touché!

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  • @try time (Comment 93) : @try time (Comment 94) : just stopped myself from saying shweeeeet :mrgreen:

  • Comment 101, posted at 07.04.09 14:58:42 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 99) : i’ve been a lurking reader for quite some time and actually do remember :mrgreen:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 100) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 103, posted at 07.04.09 15:01:26 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 96) : did the Polish like the game :?:

  • Comment 104, posted at 07.04.09 15:01:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 96) : i never booed. whoa, stop the buuldozer. i mentioned earlier this week that i was pleased he was actually trying to ease the pressure. i was trying to rationalise the crowds behaviour. i didn’t condone it, although i did use to boo the sharks under putt. they soiled the black and white jerseys.

  • Comment 105, posted at 07.04.09 15:02:33 by try time Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 96) : do you know where is he watching the games in Poland :?:

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  • @try time (Comment 105) : never said you mate

    i said in general the booing wassnt good

  • Comment 107, posted at 07.04.09 15:03:39 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 104) : did the polish guys dance? i like pole dancers.

  • Comment 108, posted at 07.04.09 15:04:15 by try time Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 106) : internet is all they have to watch
    but i tell you these guys were sharks crazy

    brilliant to see

  • Comment 109, posted at 07.04.09 15:04:37 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 107) : ok cool. i have been getting myself persecuted recently, i have been trying to ease up this week. :lol:

  • Comment 110, posted at 07.04.09 15:05:21 by try time Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 102) : hehehe, actually I am very pleasantly surprised with how well Ruan has adapted to 10. I have always thought he was a quiet guy, and a confidence player, not really a leader. And, I strongly believe the 10 must lead the backline, and Ruan has been superb at this, and think this is the difference between Ruan and Steyn at 10. Ruan has been able to marshall his backline so well, his option taking has been really good. I don’t know if you remember the cross kick/pass to JP he made against the Chiefs. I watched Ruan in the replays, he was so cool, calm, just took his one angled step toward where he was kicking and then placed a perfect kick, it was so slick.

  • Comment 111, posted at 07.04.09 15:05:24 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 97) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 112, posted at 07.04.09 15:05:35 by Charlie Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 108) : hehehe, one of my best friends is taking a pole dancing class. She says going upside down on the pole is really hard. :eek: :shock:

  • Comment 113, posted at 07.04.09 15:07:58 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 97) :

    Even Kockott has bought a farm in the Eatern Cape at 22 years old…..no shortage of money, even for the guys that haven’t made the Boks (yet!).

  • Comment 114, posted at 07.04.09 15:08:39 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 108) : they say lots of words reflect the origin – let me leave u with that :mrgreen:

    @sharks_lover (Comment 109) : i can easily imagine :mrgreen: can u tell me where they are from , do they watch Polish rugby.

  • Comment 115, posted at 07.04.09 15:10:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 114) : maybe was on sale :mrgreen:

  • Comment 116, posted at 07.04.09 15:12:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 113) : yeah you have to fit to do some of those moves. my friends that go to teazers say the girls are fit. i’ll have to take their word for it. :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 117, posted at 07.04.09 15:13:29 by try time Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 114) : no thats is cos land in eastern cape is cheap. it is the zimbabwe of sa. :lol: noone wants to live there cos their rugby team is so shocking.

  • Comment 118, posted at 07.04.09 15:15:28 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 118) : land in free state is also expected to go down soon based on the cheetahs performances. :lol:

  • Comment 119, posted at 07.04.09 15:16:50 by try time Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 111) : he’s actually doing great (or was doing before got injured). in my opinion he is best SA flyhalf at the moment but not fully convinced that he is better fly- than scrum-. He was looking pretty sharp during CC.

    that was beautiful try :razz:

  • Comment 120, posted at 07.04.09 15:17:03 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 120) : Ruan is so quick that when he made those darting runs, he sometimes tended to isolate himself at 9, which led to turnovers. Of course this was just a small part of his overall play at 9 which is really excellent. I have a feeling he will make a greater 10 on the international stage than a 9. Just my opinion, and it will take time.

  • Comment 121, posted at 07.04.09 15:24:20 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • keep it tidy, yoh!

  • Comment 122, posted at 07.04.09 15:29:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 121) : ya , see what you mean but overall I think he is quite unselfish player and distributes well.

    people say that rory plays well where all I see are the darting runs or attempted darting runs. Though mind you – I though he was much better this last weekend, not trying to do to much on his own. i would rather have ruan at 9 but then sharks would be left with no flyhalf

  • Comment 123, posted at 07.04.09 15:39:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 123) : Never meant to imply that Ruan is a selfish player. I don’t think that is the case at all. He is so good with ball in hand that he should be taking the ball up when he sees an opening.

  • Comment 124, posted at 07.04.09 15:54:35 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : R1800!!! I want one too

  • Comment 125, posted at 07.04.09 16:00:23 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 125) : you can buy me one – how does that sound? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 126, posted at 07.04.09 16:05:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 124) : oh no :oops: did not mean to imply that you implied :roll: :mrgreen:

    i was just having thoughts on these scrumhalf darts – when they come out – brilliant, but most of the time it comes down to not much.

  • Comment 127, posted at 07.04.09 16:07:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 126) : R2700 then :mrgreen:

  • Comment 128, posted at 07.04.09 16:08:19 by Rahul Reply

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  • Thats even sounds ridiculous…. R2700 for 3 shirts :shock:

  • Comment 129, posted at 07.04.09 16:09:59 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 129) : dude… for me, it’s not so much the price. It’s the plastic decals. I just know that this new one, WHEN I buy one (because of course I’ll buy one) will end up going the same way as the last one., which incidentally only cost R650. Has the jersey got that much better?

  • Comment 130, posted at 07.04.09 16:17:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 115) : lol mate i just know they from poland , they flew back yesterday

    as i said they were sharks mad

    they love rugby and the love the sharks lol

    I gave them this site and asked them to keep contact on here
    so we might see them blogginh on here soon

    itll be something like peter the polish shark

  • Comment 131, posted at 07.04.09 16:20:08 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 131) : don’t you mean pyotr?

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  • BTW – new Depeche Mode Album is out on 21 April!!!!!

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  • @robdylan (Comment 132) : lol prolly

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 131) : :cool:

    rekinek already taken :mrgreen:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 132) : piotr

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  • @rekinek (Comment 136) : oh sorry… is Pyotr the Russian version? One of the Polish guys I work with is called Krzysztof… cannot imagine why the need to add all those z’s! I just call him Chris :)

  • Comment 137, posted at 07.04.09 16:54:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 137) : to make it more difficult for children during Polish classes :mrgreen:
    this “rz” in Krzysztof is exactly the same sound as z with little dot – try to figure it out in classes during dictation :roll:

    not sure about Russian version. but you were very close with Polish

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 46) :

    Couldn’t agree more…

  • Comment 139, posted at 07.04.09 17:04:23 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 139) : I can never tell you and Charlie apart cos your avatars are so similar :)

  • Comment 140, posted at 07.04.09 17:07:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 138) : will need to keep trying.

    Must say, I am generally reasonably good at figuring out the sounds of a language… having spent a few days in a country I can normally start to work out what some of the signs mean, etc… Polish had me completely stumped, though!

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  • @robdylan (Comment 141) : :razz:

  • Comment 142, posted at 07.04.09 17:32:06 by rekinek Reply
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  • I wondered the other day what it was about Sharks rugby that appealed to the Poles. Now I’m wondering even more. Anyway I think its great.

  • Comment 143, posted at 07.04.09 17:36:19 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 143) : Sharks rugby has a kind if universal appeal, I’d say

  • Comment 144, posted at 07.04.09 17:41:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 140) :

    True… both show a Sharks player running towards the try line with 3 Bulls in tow…

  • Comment 145, posted at 07.04.09 17:47:39 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 145) : I really dislike the Bulls quite a lot

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 143) :
    @robdylan (Comment 144) :
    You reckon :mrgreen:

    It will sound too simplistic me saying that should my SA half support Bulle I would probably end up doing that as well :oops: . Glad that was not the case – though would have probably learnt Afrikaans by now :roll:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 144) : You would be surprised how much of these appeal comes from supporters – me thinks – it’s contagious

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  • Cheetahs and Sharks enter the unknown

    by Pieter Jordaan | 07 April 2009 (22:29)

    The Cheetahs and Sharks will enter unknown territory with young Australian referee Nathan Pearce set to officiate Saturday’s Super 14 derby.

    Australian referee Matt Goddard damaged his own reputation and that of the Cheetahs with his mistakes in last Saturday’s match against the Brumbies.
    Now the unknown Pearce awaits the Cheetahs and Sharks.

    Arrie Schoonwinkel, a South African member of the Sanzar panel that awards matches in a weekly basis, says Pearce is one of the younger referees. He is a member of the back-up panel that was selected prior to the start of the Super14.

    “There is a merit panel of nine referees for the series. The idea is to award most of the matches to them. Then there is a back-up panel, which includes Pearce and South Africa’s Phillip Bosch,” said Schoonwinkel.

    Of the nine referees on the merit panel only eight have been officiating as New Zealand’s Steve Walsh was withdrawn. The great workload has forced Sanzar to award certain games to members of the back-up panel.

    They get the less important games and in Pearce’s case that is the one between the Cheetahs and Sharks.

    Pearce has only officiated in one Super 14 game, which was last year. He may be unknown, but many teams will prefer something unknown to Goddard.

    Goddard’s clanger when he ruled out a try by Danwel Demas for off-side play has infuriated many local rugby fans.

    The call came at a critical stage when a try for the Cheetahs would have shifted the momentum of the game to the Cheetahs. The Brumbies ended up winning 40-27.

    Goddard’s performance will be analysed by Sanzar’s panel of referees on Thursday. His performance may impact on his chances of refereeing big games in the future.

    He was briefly stripped on his status after the game between the Hurricanes and Bulls in Wellington.

    Had it not been for an injury to compatriot James Leckie, he might not have been in charge of the game between the Cheetahs and Brumbies.

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  • @Charlie (Comment 149) : Morning Charlie :grin:

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 150) : Morning Pokkel :mrgreen:

  • Comment 151, posted at 08.04.09 08:44:49 by Charlie Reply

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  • “They get the less important games and in Pearce’s”
    Wow, and thats a statement from a memeber of the SANZAR panel that allocates refs to games.
    Do John Plumtree and the Sharks know that they are regarded as less important in their quest for a home semi final.

    Sorry, morning all.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 133) : The newer stuff is nowhere near as good as the old stuff.

    Are they still doing concerts?

  • Comment 153, posted at 08.04.09 08:50:09 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 149) : What’s it with injuries to refs. KSA, any idea? I know rugby is a contact / collision sport, but this is really getting out of hand!

  • Comment 154, posted at 08.04.09 08:52:56 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 154) : you know nowadays some players tackle refs :mrgreen:

  • Comment 155, posted at 08.04.09 09:03:15 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 154) : They not top fit :roll:

  • Comment 156, posted at 08.04.09 09:08:26 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 153) : Apparently they still tour. I saw them live in Durban in 1993 or 1994 and it was an awesome show. I think that was the only time they where in SA

  • Comment 157, posted at 08.04.09 09:13:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 157) : I was living out of Durban and a mate and I got tickets and the drummer injured his hand and I couldn’t stay for the make-up concert. I’m sure that was the same one. Man was I upset, one band I had always wanted to see live. Saw Deacon Blue in 1992 – that was great.

  • Comment 158, posted at 08.04.09 09:17:44 by Baldrick Reply

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  • “South Africa’s Phillip Bosch”

    Any relation, I wonder?

  • Comment 159, posted at 08.04.09 09:33:06 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 158) : I remember. I was halfway to Durban ( from Newcastle ) and luckily I heard on radio that the concert was moved to the next day, so I turned around and left the next morning. I arrived at the venue at 10:30 in the morning and managed to be only about 4 rows back. It was in February and bloody hot and some people passed out. But what a fantastic show. Only about 12 000 people, but the atmosphere was brilliant .

  • Comment 160, posted at 08.04.09 09:38:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • i’m hoping to catch their London show in December

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 158) : I just started a new job( my first job ) and had to beg the manager to give me the day off. I left Durban at 11:30 at night and got to Newcastle about 3:30 the morning and went to work that same morning.

  • Comment 162, posted at 08.04.09 09:42:08 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 161) : Definately worth it…I’ve seen U2 , Rolling Stones , UB 40 and they we’re all big shows, but the Depeche Mode show was the best of the lot. Maybe because it was smaller and more intimate and the crowd was fantastic.

  • Comment 163, posted at 08.04.09 09:46:30 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 163) : My biggest dissapointment was Smashing Pumpkins. I managed to get Golden circle tickets to watch them in Jo’burg and they cancelled their SA tour at the last minute.

  • Comment 164, posted at 08.04.09 09:48:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 163) : UB40 in THE SHARK TANK. Awesome apart from the mic problems! also saw Whitney :oops:

  • Comment 165, posted at 08.04.09 09:53:25 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 165) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 166, posted at 08.04.09 09:55:38 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 165) : I was at that UB 40 concert! We were on the far stands so couldn’t see the band lip-syncing. Not that those sachets of cheap alcohol we smuggled in our underwear didn’t contribute to our inability to see very much at all!

  • Comment 167, posted at 08.04.09 10:05:01 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 165) : Seeing Whitney is like boasting about seeing Slime Deon!

    I saw Alanis Morissette – she was awesome. When her band came off to take a break she stayed on and continued like a mad thing. Very fit and must have consumed a red bull or something….

  • Comment 168, posted at 08.04.09 10:07:09 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 167) :
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    It was the only time I got to sit in the grand stand at KP! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 169, posted at 08.04.09 10:33:49 by Rahul Reply

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  • i saw ub40 at loftus. Also a great show

  • Comment 170, posted at 08.04.09 10:38:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 168) : red bull or those man hating pills

  • Comment 171, posted at 08.04.09 10:38:49 by Pokkel Reply
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  • depeche mode at the standard bank arena in 94 was also flipping amazing

  • Comment 172, posted at 08.04.09 10:39:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 172) : So was Woodstock.

  • Comment 173, posted at 08.04.09 11:34:47 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 173) : You where there then I assume?

  • Comment 174, posted at 08.04.09 11:46:58 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 174) : In hindsight, that perfect science :-)

  • Comment 175, posted at 08.04.09 12:09:14 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 164) : i was lucky i saw pumpkins at centurion and durban. i think they were pissed off with 5fm for hogging their farewell tour that they played a shi’ite performance. in durban though they were brilliant. the concert lasted longer and they never rushed through their tracks. not only does 5fm mess up music on the radio, they stuff up concerts as well.

  • Comment 176, posted at 08.04.09 12:59:44 by try time Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 168) : maybe not red bull, just a raging dyke. :lol:

  • Comment 177, posted at 08.04.09 13:02:27 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 176) : I must say I don’t enjoy their new album Zeitgeist, just doesn’t sound like the Pumpkins I’m used too. My wife don’t really like their heavy stuff, but their mellow album Adore is one of her favourites.

  • Comment 178, posted at 08.04.09 15:05:18 by Pokkel Reply
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