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S14 ’09 Game 76 – Bulls (32) v Western Force (29) F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, Super 14 on 2 May 2009 at 13:00
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The Western Force team arrives in SA with a tough task ahead of them.

In order to keep their hopes of a first ever play-off spot alive they will also have to be the first team to beat the Bulls at Loftus in 2009.

The two sides have met three times and the Force have been victorious on the last two occasions. The Bulls will want to do something about that.

Expect a tight tussle at lineout time between the two Captains, Nathan Sharpe and Victor Matfield.

Will Matfield remember to kick for poles if his team is trailing by 3 points or will that memory have faded?

Will the return of Richard Brown at number eight work for the Force?

Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Kick-off: 17:05 Local time.

Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)
ARs: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Daniel Cheever (Australia)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Bulls:
15 Zane Kirchner; 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bryan Habana; 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Fourie du Preez; 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Derick Kuün, 1 Gurthrö Steenkamp.
Replacements:
16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Rayno Gerber, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Pedrie Wannenburg, 20 Heini Adams, 21 Burton Francis, 22 JP Nel

Western Force:
15 Drew Mitchell, 14 Scott Staniforth, 13 Ryan Cross, 12 James O’Connor, 11 Cameron Shepherd, 10 Matt Giteau, 9 Josh Valentine, 8 Richard Brown, 7 David Pocock, 6 Matt Hodgson, 5 Nathan Sharpe (captain), 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Ben Castle, 2 Tai McIsaac, 1 Pek Cowan
Replacements:
16 Ben Whittaker, 17 AJ Whalley, 18 Gareth Hardy, 19 Tom Hockings, 20 Tamaiti Horua, 21 Josh Tatupu, 22 Haig Sare



91 Comments

  • Old BB Harmse will be watching the performance of Stuart Dickinson with interest I am sure.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.05.09 09:52:40 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • GO FORCE!! May the Force be with you!

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.05.09 17:08:10 by JarsonX Reply
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  • 3-0 Bulls…already.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.05.09 17:09:08 by klempie Reply

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  • Try Mitchell!!

    3-7

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.05.09 17:09:34 by klempie Reply

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  • Force forwards not doing to badly at the moment. :???:

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.05.09 17:13:01 by klempie Reply

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  • i hope the chiefs and bulls lose today, to give the sharks a better chance

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.05.09 17:13:23 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Habana scythes through the defense.

    10-7

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.05.09 17:14:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 7) : Make that 8-7. Steyn missed a sitter.

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.05.09 17:17:31 by klempie Reply

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  • any update?

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.05.09 17:31:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 7) :

    @klempie (Comment 7) :

    You are getting caught at least twice a week.

    @JarsonX (Comment 9) :

    Still 8 – 7 to the Bulls.

    26min.

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.05.09 17:33:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Matfield the Center knocks on in the backline as he tries to pass. :???:

    i couldn’t believe it on boots & All on thursday night when Bobby used examples of Matfield playing stand-off as examples of why he must be the Bok lock.

    I agree he has to be the lock but NOT for playing Flyhalf and Center. :evil:

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.05.09 17:35:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • is it ever a good option to have forwards in the BACKline, imo they are more disruptive than anything else

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.05.09 17:39:02 by JarsonX Reply
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  • FdP kicks from the halfway and the ball goes dead.

    scrum on the halfway to the Force.

    32min

    Bulls 8 – 7 Force

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.05.09 17:39:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Spies nailed for a late shoulder.

    Giteau going at goal from just beyond the Bulls 10m line

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.05.09 17:41:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • over

    Bulls 8 – 10 Force

    35min

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.05.09 17:42:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : Not my fault our kickers are so shit.

    Giteau slots a penalty for Spies hands in the ruck.

    8-10. Come on Force!

    They are actually competing manfully in all facets at the moment.

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.05.09 17:42:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 12) :

    I agree and the Sharks’ ones are starting to do the same thing. :???:

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.05.09 17:42:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Werner Kruger TRY!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.05.09 17:44:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What a load of bullshit! Jaco Pretorius knocks on a ball 2m before the line but it’s still awarded.

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.05.09 17:44:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 16) :

    of the three times the teams have met the bulls have only managed one win. Force seem to pick themselves up for this game every year

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.05.09 17:45:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conversion Over

    Bulls 15 – 10 Force

    38min

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.05.09 17:45:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And tonight it is Giteau who runs Habana down from behind. :oops:

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.05.09 17:46:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : LOL. 3 games is not a big enough statistical sampling. :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.05.09 17:47:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 19) :

    that ball did not go forward when he dropped it. No problem with the try being awarded from my side.

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.05.09 17:47:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 22) : Slow poke. :razz:

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.05.09 17:48:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) : shut up.

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.05.09 17:48:32 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) :

    Why not? If rassie can say he has no scrum problem then i can use that as sufficient data. :razz:

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.05.09 17:49:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • HALF TIME

    Bulls 15 – 10 Force

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.05.09 17:50:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 26) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.05.09 17:50:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • hey ive got 6 pnts and 5 from 5 on SB this weekend, i hope its all i get :twisted: bulls and chiefs Must lose tonight :evil:

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.05.09 18:00:48 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Kirchner TRY!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.05.09 18:02:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 30) : :lol:

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.05.09 18:03:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No converted

    Bulls 20 – 10 Force

    42min

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.05.09 18:04:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Staniforth off

    Sare on

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.05.09 18:04:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • DG by Steyn misses.

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.05.09 18:08:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Dummy running Habana taken out, PK Bulls going at goal.

    from the 10m line

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.05.09 18:14:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 30) : if they do win it will my best weekend ever on SB

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.05.09 18:14:54 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Over

    Bulls 23 – 10 Force

    50min

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.05.09 18:15:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • come on force, no more tries for the bulls at least

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.05.09 18:16:12 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Could somebody please give Blaben a P Klap?!?!?!?!??!!?

    First he took about 20m to realise Sare was on while constantlyt mention the guy’s name refering to someone on the side.

    then q few minutes ago he goes on about the backline shuffle by the Force becasue Shepherd went off, only to take another 2 minutes to realise that none of it actually happened.

    TAKE HIS WHISKEY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.05.09 18:18:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • PK by Steyn

    Bulls 26 – 10 Force

    54min

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.05.09 18:18:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Shepherd TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From the sub bench Mr bladen?

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.05.09 18:19:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) : :roll:

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.05.09 18:19:49 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Conversion missed

    Bulls 26 – 15 Force

    56min

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.05.09 18:20:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 15 Phases by the bulls.

    this has to be a try soon.

  • Comment 45, posted at 02.05.09 18:23:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 22 Phases and Guthro stretches for the line.

    Being refered to the TMO.

  • Comment 46, posted at 02.05.09 18:23:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The ball touches BEFORE the line but it may actually TOUCH the line.

    Waiting

  • Comment 47, posted at 02.05.09 18:24:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • No try.

    PK to Bulls for 13 being offside.

  • Comment 48, posted at 02.05.09 18:25:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Steyn going at goal

  • Comment 49, posted at 02.05.09 18:25:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Over

    Bulls 29 – 15 Force

    60min

  • Comment 50, posted at 02.05.09 18:26:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Handling Errors

    Force 10
    Bulls 6

  • Comment 51, posted at 02.05.09 18:28:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • come on! Force wake up!

  • Comment 52, posted at 02.05.09 18:28:37 by JarsonX Reply
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  • I’m backing the Bulls here – who wants to win because of chance anyway?

  • Comment 53, posted at 02.05.09 18:34:19 by Big Fish Reply
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  • danie Roussouw gives a kick from center but it goes dead.

    scrum back on the halfway.

  • Comment 54, posted at 02.05.09 18:35:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 53) :

    I have no problem with a bulls win. (It helps my SB :wink: )

    We can sort them in the final week.

    Yellow card for Steyn.

    68min

  • Comment 55, posted at 02.05.09 18:37:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Francis on for the bulls.

    Not sure who has come off.

  • Comment 56, posted at 02.05.09 18:38:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Tatupu Try !!!

    Right next to the pole.

  • Comment 57, posted at 02.05.09 18:40:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conversion over

    Bulls 29 – 22 Force

    70min

  • Comment 58, posted at 02.05.09 18:40:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • still three tries for each side.

  • Comment 59, posted at 02.05.09 18:42:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) : not the way we’re playing! :-)

  • Comment 60, posted at 02.05.09 18:42:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • PK Bulls

    Francis going at goal

  • Comment 61, posted at 02.05.09 18:43:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Over!!!

    Bulls 32 – 22 Force

    73min

  • Comment 62, posted at 02.05.09 18:43:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 59) : you sure? Thought the Bulls had 4?

  • Comment 63, posted at 02.05.09 18:44:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : :razz:

  • Comment 64, posted at 02.05.09 18:44:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : i see the negativity bug has gotten to you as well :wink:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) :

    YIP.

    Tries: B Habana, Z Kirchner, W Kruger

  • Comment 66, posted at 02.05.09 18:45:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Dickinson warns matfield that he is now going to panalties for repeated infringements.

  • Comment 67, posted at 02.05.09 18:46:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 65) : i got it bad!

  • Comment 68, posted at 02.05.09 18:46:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • trick question: which game thus far has been the sharks best??

  • Comment 69, posted at 02.05.09 18:47:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Ryan Cross BP TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 70, posted at 02.05.09 18:48:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 69) : blues

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 69) :

    if you ask these guys…………. we haven’t played a best game. :wink: :razz:

  • Comment 72, posted at 02.05.09 18:49:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Conversion over

    Bulls 32 – 29 Force

    79min

  • Comment 73, posted at 02.05.09 18:49:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • cross’s 3rd bonus point try of the season. Useless trivia r us :-)

  • Comment 74, posted at 02.05.09 18:50:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • 80min

    Hooter goes

    Bulls on attack

  • Comment 75, posted at 02.05.09 18:50:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • FK Force

  • Comment 76, posted at 02.05.09 18:51:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • a draw? Would be ok

  • Comment 77, posted at 02.05.09 18:51:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Cool. Bulls don’t get a BP. That was crucial.

  • Comment 78, posted at 02.05.09 18:52:15 by klempie Reply

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  • tap and go by the Force.

    Knock on.

    FULL TIME

    Bulls 32 – 29 Force

  • Comment 79, posted at 02.05.09 18:52:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • come on force

  • Comment 80, posted at 02.05.09 18:52:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • ok. Too late. Bulls no bonus. Feels hollow

  • Comment 81, posted at 02.05.09 18:53:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 72) : thats my point, the blues arent that good this season, although the chiefs and canes games comes close, we need a game thats a runaway with at least 4 tries and 30+ points difference before ill say it was good

  • Comment 82, posted at 02.05.09 18:53:30 by JarsonX Reply
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  • yay! For the non bp!

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 82) : that was meant to happen against the Reds and the Cheetahs! :-)

  • Comment 84, posted at 02.05.09 18:54:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • 6 from 6 and 7 and a half points

  • Comment 85, posted at 02.05.09 18:55:22 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Log updated

    Bulls go 2nd

    Force go 9th

  • Comment 86, posted at 02.05.09 18:55:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 71) : Nah. Chiefs. Travel week and beat them at home.

  • Comment 87, posted at 02.05.09 18:55:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 86) : sharks go 3d?@robdylan (Comment 84) : and could easily have happend against the highlanders

  • Comment 88, posted at 02.05.09 18:57:22 by JarsonX Reply
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  • hehe – for the moment i thought that the altitude was catching up with bulls :mrgreen:

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  • @klempie (Comment 87) : lets hope its extremely weak in CT

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  • The Blue bulls beat the leopards in the VC Semi Final.
    \
    So next weeks final will be Blue bulls v Griquas.

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