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Farewell, Currie Cup. We’ll miss you


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Super 14 on 20 May 2009 at 09:59
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Yesterday’s unveiling of the proposed Super 15 competition structure makes one wonder why Andy Marinos and SARU wasted so much time, and so many column inches, in the lead up to giving John O’Neill exactly what he wanted anyway. The belligerent Australian has, as always, ridden roughshod right over the needs and demands of his supposed partners and bullied his way to a structure that is far less a compromise than a total realisation of all his goals.

Let’s not even get into the speculation about whish country will supply the 15th team. The fact that this team will be based in the Australian conference means that, for logistical reasons, it cannot possibly be anything other than an Australian franchise. The tender process will be a farce, so long as O’Neill is a part of the selection panel, so SANZAR might as well save themselves further time and money by awarding it to Melbourne right now.

No, it’s the length of the expanded tournament that concerns me most. The current calendar sees the Super 14 run from February until the end of May, with incoming tours and the Tri-Nations taking up all of June and July, as well as the bulk of August. The Currie Cup currently runs from July until October, with a typical end-of-your tour after that. The season, as it stands, generally requires the first part of the Currie Cup to be played without the Springboks, who usually become available as the competition enters its crunch phase from late August onwards.

The current proposal will see an expanded Super Rugby series take up every moment of available playing time from March right through to the end of August, with the Tri-Nations only to be played in September. We’re told that the only deference to SARU’s demand that “we will not compromise on the Currie Cup” is that the Tri-Nations will end early for the Springboks every year, allowing the Boks to be available for Currie Cup duty in October. The elephant in the room, though, is this: what happens during the absolutely inevitable period of overlap between the Super 15 and the Currie Cup? Unless they somehow manage to reduce the latter to an ultra-compact 2-month competition that runs from late August through to mid-October, there is no way to avoid the situation where any Currie Cup team that shares players with a Super Rugby franchise (the big five, in other words) will be forced to contest the nation’s premier domestic competition with 26 or more top players unavailable.

This is completely different to the inevitable weakening due to Bok commitments, which may see a worst-case of perhaps 10 players unavailable.

No, the fact remains that SARU have exposed the proverbial nought here for John O’Neill’s sole pleasure, despite all protestations in the media that they would never do so. The Currie Cup, as we know it, is dead and SARU have killed it. Don’t be too surprised to see the likes of Griquas, the Leopards and the SWD Eagles become regular Currie Cup holder from 2011 on.

Pathetic!



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  • Don’t be too surprised to see the likes of Griquas, the Leopards and the SWD Eagles become regular Currie Cup holder from 2011 on.

    Not a chance.

    The CC will be reduced to only 6 teams, and given the Southern Kings demands, bet your ass that CC status will be awarded to that franchise.

    You will see the big 5, with the SK.

    The small unions are going to kick up a stink with this.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.05.09 10:27:08 by Morné Reply
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  • anger management classes are going to make money from the look of things

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.05.09 10:42:13 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) : well, whatever – it’s going to turn the Currie Cup into a watered-down Vodacom-Cup lookalike.

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.05.09 10:51:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) :

    That’s the way I see it as well.

    The smaller unions ARE now going to be the smaller unions. With nothing but the Vodacom cup and the CC 1st Division in their grasp.

    I would like to know what the samller unions are going to do from Early May until whenever the CC starts. Although their CC WILL be longer than the Premier div CC but not much.

    IS there going to be some sort of NEW comp on the horizon in between the VC and the CC? I hope NOT.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.05.09 10:53:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I just hope the Sharks can retain the CC trophy as we know it.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.05.09 11:00:23 by JarsonX Reply
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  • What a shambles.

    Marinos is such a disappointment. He talks a good game but when it comes down to it he’s as useless as all his predecessors and simply capitulates to all the Oz demands. Utterly disappointing.

    Top concern for me is the amount of derbies to be played.
    Sharks could end up playing the Bulls 6 times in one season. Home and away in both the S15 and CC and a possible play-off in both comps on top of that. If that’s the future of rugby I’m not sure I’m going to be very interested.

    The other thing is the loss of mid-season test match.
    How SuperRugby became the be-all and end-all of rugby in the SH, above all else, is beyond me.

    Marinos you should be ashamed of yourself. All that posturing and chest-beating and you still let JON have his way with you.

    We would’ve been better off with only a full-strength CC.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.05.09 11:05:25 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : well, you guys all know I don’t give a fig about the smaller unions… I wish they’d just dissolve rather

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.05.09 11:08:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Marinos is such a disappointment. He talks a good game but when it comes down to it he’s as useless as all his predecessors and simply capitulates to all the Oz demands. Utterly disappointing.

    I suspect the Aussies knew what happened in the player strike at Newlands all those years ago and KNEW he would just give in in the end. :wink: :???:

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.05.09 11:09:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • if PdV thinks he has problems with injuries etc, wait till 2011. Retirement due to bodies being mashed up is going to be more, average retirement age: 28

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.05.09 11:10:19 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Sharks could end up playing the Bulls 6 times in one season. Home and away in both the S15 and CC and a possible play-off in both comps on top of that

    That DOES suck. :sad:

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.05.09 11:11:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The other thing is the loss of mid-season test match.
    How SuperRugby became the be-all and end-all of rugby in the SH, above all else, is beyond me.

    They still have That HUGE 3 week window in June for those. :roll:

    I’d be keen to see the IRB’s stance on this. Surely it will limit the amount of international matches in future. :???:

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.05.09 11:14:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :

    Yeah I agree.

    What’s worse is that Marinos walked into those negotiations with the upper hand and left with absolutely nothing.

    All the compromise, and I mean every little thing, has been from SA’s side.
    I cannot name one compromise from Oz’s side that they have given up from what they have in the 2009 structure.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.05.09 11:16:15 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 6) :

    Its all about the money dude.

    More games = more money from the broadcasters.

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.05.09 11:21:11 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) :

    Yeah I realise that but if the fans dont watch it’s all for nothing.

    I’m definitely not interested in following a tournament for 6 or 7 months.
    Doubly so if your team isnt playing well.

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.05.09 11:22:33 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • 6 team CC is fine. Get rid of the bottom feeders. In fact, it makes for a nice S15 qualification strategy. CC then becomes a middle tier division of SA rugby. So every year, bottom of Premier division swaps with top of 1st division (or some other 1st division playoff winner). Bottom finisher of CC misses out on qualification for S15. Threat of relegation to 1st division or missing out totally on S15 might be enough to get the Kings’, Lions’ and Cheetahs’ arses in gear. I think it’s a neat solution and addresses the S15/CC issue.

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.05.09 11:27:25 by klempie Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 14) :

    And just to add to this, I feel we might be mortgaging the future of the game for short-twerm profits.

    Yeah more games mean more money for the next couple of years but if the fans turn off their tellies due to boredom what are the renewal terms going to look like?

    Also, rugby fans are a fairly loyal bunch who like structure.
    You start messing around and fans start turning to other comps – those fans won’t be coming back.

    As it stands now I can count on one hand how many S14 games I’ve wathced this season but I watch on average two or three Euro games a weekend on average.

    The big problem with S14 is that there are simply too many teams and if your side is losing week in week out then the seaosn becomes very long and boring.

    Imagine if you support, say, the Stormers, and they playing as poorly in the new format as they did this year.
    Are you really going to stick with them and watch for 6 or 7 months?

    That’s the beauty of internaitonal rugby in that even if your provincial side is playing poorly you still get to support the Boks a few times a year.
    That’s why I’m gutted that they’re prioritising SuperBasketball over test match rugby.

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.05.09 11:30:32 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 15) :

    Yeah it’s cool but you’re still gonna be watching Sharks Bulls up to 6 times a year.
    And sharks Stormers at least 4 times a year. etc etc etc.

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.05.09 11:31:38 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 6) :

    The other thing is the loss of mid-season test match.
    How SuperRugby became the be-all and end-all of rugby in the SH, above all else, is beyond me.

    I’d rather watch S15 than the Boks demolishing shit NH sides every year. It’s fun but leaves one with a somewhat empty feeling inside. In fact, I’d go so far to say that if I had to choose between S15 and CC, I’d can CC. Sad loss of tradition but Super 15 is THE premier domestic comp in the world. And I’d also rather have SARU miss out on financial boons in the north in favour of continuing with SANZAR as Aus, SA and NZ all share a common culture of sporting excellence. There’s a reason why the NH has only won one WC…and let’s be honest, it happened during a RARE slump in form by all 3 SANZAR giants.

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.05.09 11:35:36 by klempie Reply

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  • yeah imagine something like: Stormers couldnt beat The Sharks in their last 18 encounters :razz: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.05.09 11:36:29 by JarsonX Reply
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  • The way this pans out:
    1. Aussie get an extra team
    2. They get 33% of the income (how that works I don’t know – the Reds had 5000 last weekend, Sharks 47 000)
    3. They get to compete with three other rugby/football codes at the same time, thus guaranteeing more media coverage and growth of the game
    4. Players will be further disadvantaged in terms of recouperation outside of Oz (NZ for the NPC, SA for the CC) while their players will have a longer domestic programme that isn’t diluted like their previous attempt 2 or so years ago to introduce a domestic cup)
    5. Absa has a conniption fit because the CC will ahve no decent players in it, diluting it dramatically.

    In summary, OZ win, SA lose.

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.05.09 11:38:59 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 17) : That’s fine. What other SA teams would you WANT to watch the Sharks play against? Sharks v Bulls is THE rivalry in SA rugby these days and they finish within 7 of each other practically every time they play.

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.05.09 11:39:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 19) : Hmmmm…I could see how that might get a bit tedious…. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.05.09 11:41:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 18) : I agree 100%

    Even the worst teams in the S14 are better than the worst in the CC. Crowd attendances will also back that up – Currie Cup final is special and some of the derbies too, but in essence, it isn’t the Test-like match-ups when teams like the Blues, Sharks, Crusaders, Bulls meet.

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.05.09 11:41:49 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 18) :

    Mate, with all due respect, the only reason you even follow SuperRugby is because the Bulls are playing well.
    Do you not remember how they couldnt even give tickets away at Loftus a few years ago when the Bulls couldn’t even buy a win?

    I remember watching Super12 games at Loftus where they only had 9,000 spectators.

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.05.09 11:43:41 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 21) :

    Yeah but 6 times a year?

    Why not just ditch all the competitions and have them play against each other every weekend?

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.05.09 11:44:45 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 24) :

    Mate, with all due respect, the only reason you even follow SuperRugby is because the Bulls are playing well.
    WHAT??

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.05.09 11:46:07 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 26) :

    :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.05.09 11:46:43 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 26) :

    Sorry chum, misunderstood your avatar.

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.05.09 11:47:23 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 28) :

    And thought you were a bulls fan.

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.05.09 11:48:08 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 23) : Yup. There are the exceptions like Bulls v Sharks CC matches, but in general S15 is way better. The national pride aspect adds a unique spice too.

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.05.09 11:48:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 29) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Dude I am a SADERS fan this weekend. LOLOL

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.05.09 11:49:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 25) : :roll:

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.05.09 11:51:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 26) : closet blue bull klempie, your secret is out :mrgreen: :lol: :grin:

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.05.09 11:55:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 28) :

    :lol: Serves him right for having such an ambiguous avatar. :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.05.09 11:55:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 33) :

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.05.09 11:56:18 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : How is it ambiguous?? If it was a silhouette then fine, you have an argument but it’s not so maybe it’s YOU okes that are dumb Bulls supporters. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.05.09 11:57:33 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 35) : geuss who we’ll be seeing waving his blue flag at the loftus gay parade this weekend singing ‘Liefling’ :grin: :grin:

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.05.09 12:02:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 37) : :roll:

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.05.09 12:06:50 by klempie Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 6) : I find derbies boring… guess I’m not in as much of a minority as I thought.

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.05.09 12:08:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 33) :

    Wants us all to believe he is giving the Bulls the bird, meantime he is giving us all the bird with the Bulls’ backing. :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.05.09 12:10:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 36) :

    I think #40 answers your quation. I’m not the 1st or only one to misread your avatar. :razz:

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.05.09 12:11:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Honestly – did we need more rugby? Seriously….

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.05.09 12:12:35 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : not really – they seem to saving best for the bulls :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.05.09 12:12:56 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) :

    No Derbies ARE exciting last weekend is a clssic example, but having a derby almost every other weekend IS boring.

    Too much of a good thing is not good.

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.05.09 12:13:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) : was thinking that he had better not be waving his bird at us :lol:

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 42) :

    A SOLID NO from me on that.

    We have enough bloody rugby already. Where are the good old days of having a break from rugby to rejuvinate ourselves and rekindle the family relationships. :sad:

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.05.09 12:16:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I wanted to ask – is there SW SB pool for Lions :?:

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.05.09 12:17:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : That too. I have stopped watching rugby pretty much all of it. I will watch the Boks but the rest is the same shit different weekend.

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.05.09 12:21:23 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 31) : provincionalism – hey :mrgreen: aren’t you from pretoria ?

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.05.09 12:24:57 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 47) :

    Yes there will be let me get that done now

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.05.09 12:27:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : it is so simple therefor confusing.

    people do not do simple anymore :roll:

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.05.09 12:28:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 49) :

    He can’t be!!!!!!!

    he doesn’t drink, doesn’t have a 1400 Bakkie or hilux with Spinners and he can run pretty fast so i suspect he doesn’t have a beer boep either. :razz:

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) :
    I think he is, and the fact that he doesnt drink, have the 1400 or the Hilux with spinners is the reason he can run pretty fast – sticks out like a sore thumb and has to rely on his feet to survive.

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.05.09 12:39:30 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : @Salmonoid (Comment 53) : :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.05.09 12:41:08 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 47) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : will it be all the games or only the ones vs the Boks? I think this might be a tricky one

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.05.09 12:44:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 53) : plus he may be a sharks supporter :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.05.09 12:48:18 by rekinek Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 55) : i hope all – just three would be a bit little

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  • @rekinek (Comment 47) :

    There ya go.

    http://www.superbru.com/lions/login_form.asp?referer=join_pool.asp&poolcode=sawnduff

    New pool: Sharksworld
    Pool code: sawnduff

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.05.09 12:49:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) : :razz: thank you

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 53) :

    :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.05.09 12:52:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 55) :

    It’s all the games.

    Could be VERY tricky.

    For obvious reasons we won’t be having a LMS comp for this. :lol:

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.05.09 12:54:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 61) : :mrgreen:

    registered :!:

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  • pool 308 or ive made a screwup, although robdylan is in the same pool lol

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 63) : i did :oops: entered the wrong very similar poolcode :mrgreen:

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 63) :

    No go and JOIN a pool
    it will then ask you for a pool code. enter the Sawnduff code as above and I will approve you. 308 will be your default pool. Once you have registered for Sharksworld pool you can resign from the default pool if you so wish

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  • @rekinek (Comment 62) :

    Approved :cool:

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.05.09 13:06:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 64) :

    hehehhehehe

  • Comment 67, posted at 20.05.09 13:07:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 63) : now you’ll never win! :)

  • Comment 68, posted at 20.05.09 13:09:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 63) :

    You are approved now. :wink:

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 69) : thank u lol

  • Comment 70, posted at 20.05.09 13:15:08 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Hey is anyone sees Rahul around and I miss him.

    Please point him to the registration details above.

    he hasn’t played SB yet, and I think he’ll have a ball.

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 71) : I miss you too buddy :cry:

  • Comment 72, posted at 20.05.09 13:25:30 by Rahul Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : There is of course the vague possibility that this will create better players in SA. :?:

  • Comment 73, posted at 20.05.09 13:27:39 by Rahul Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) : Joined , I hope I do better than the super 14 :roll:

  • Comment 74, posted at 20.05.09 13:29:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 73) : unlikely… it’s out structures that fail us, not a shortage of raw material.

  • Comment 75, posted at 20.05.09 13:31:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 74) : i practically cannot do worse :mrgreen:

  • Comment 76, posted at 20.05.09 13:35:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 66) : thank you again :razz:

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  • @Rahul (Comment 72) :

    Nobody likes a smart arse! :razz:

    Well maybe in the cape sometimes. :wink:

  • Comment 78, posted at 20.05.09 13:36:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • A few outstanding aspprovals to be done, that i will do once my internet goes above walking pace. :sad:

    So slow i can’t even play texas hold “em on FB. :sad:

  • Comment 79, posted at 20.05.09 13:39:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 23) : but you are missing the point. our player pool gets reduced even more with the current structure, now we are going to drop more teams out of the local comp. we need to work out a way of increasing the number of players getting quality game time. everytime we drop the number of teams in professional competitions we drop our talent pool, thus ruining the boks strength. give me the nh comp any day rather than this load of shit.

  • Comment 80, posted at 20.05.09 13:39:55 by try time (history forgets losers) Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 78) : Nah, not even in the Cape. They keep telling me that too!?

  • Comment 81, posted at 20.05.09 13:45:33 by Rahul Reply

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  • I’m VERY disappointed. Really wanted the Tri Nations canned and the Super 14 reduced to a Super 12 or even Super 10 again. Rather have quality than quantity. Am sick of seeing the Cheetahs at the bottom of the table each year, as they can only raise their game when they the Sharks.

    I wanted to see the return of the traditional Bok tours where you play a series of test matches in a specific country. The Tri nations is stale now, we already play against all those players in the Super 14.

    Am also sick of seeing John O’Neill get his way. we need someone to stand up to him and tell him to get stuffed. Let him join forces with Japan and whoever else to create his own “super” tournament!

  • Comment 82, posted at 20.05.09 13:46:23 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 82) : It’s kind of wierd reading that scathing attack with your avatar still smiling :wink:

  • Comment 83, posted at 20.05.09 13:51:14 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 83) : talking about avatars – i see you moved to ware now :mrgreen:

  • Comment 84, posted at 20.05.09 13:55:25 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 83) : :mrgreen: OK Rahul…I’ll change my avatar to a grumpy Villie!

  • Comment 85, posted at 20.05.09 13:56:44 by Villie Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 84) : had no boots to hang up, so went with the next best thing :mrgreen:

  • Comment 86, posted at 20.05.09 14:12:39 by Rahul Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 49) : Live in Midrand, work in Pretoria but heart and soul is still in Natal (except Durban CBD which is a shithole these days). :cool:

  • Comment 87, posted at 20.05.09 14:18:53 by klempie Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 49) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 52) : See! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 88, posted at 20.05.09 14:21:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 82) : I have to agree with you. I dont think this format will last. As long as One’ill gets rich he’s ok?

  • Comment 89, posted at 20.05.09 14:23:26 by Rahul Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 69) : when do i get to be pool captain? :razz:

  • Comment 90, posted at 20.05.09 15:17:08 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 90) :

    When you show leadership qualities by getting into the pool first time around. :razz:

    No seriously though it is when you create the pool. :wink:

  • Comment 91, posted at 20.05.09 15:32:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 91) : so ive got to create my own or can i actually create a sharksworld pool for the currie cup

  • Comment 92, posted at 20.05.09 15:35:27 by JarsonX Reply
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  • if i do create my own pool, whos going to join me :razz: if you have joined 3 pools and you make picks/predictions, its the same across all pools right

  • Comment 93, posted at 20.05.09 15:40:43 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 91) : btw i misspelled the poolcode sanduff, what kind of a word is sawnduff anyways :lol: :wink:

  • Comment 94, posted at 20.05.09 15:44:18 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 93) :

    yip that is correct. You don’t need to pick seperately for each pool.

    One pick fits all. 9or is that for T-shirts?) :wink:

  • Comment 95, posted at 20.05.09 15:44:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 94) :

    Ask the Sb guys, it is not something i decide it is auto created by SB. :smile:

  • Comment 96, posted at 20.05.09 15:45:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 92) : :???: :razz:

  • Comment 97, posted at 20.05.09 15:46:20 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 96) : i think i should mail them then :lol:

  • Comment 98, posted at 20.05.09 15:47:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 92) :

    It might create a bit of a problem for us when we try and create the official Sharksworld pool, and discover someone has already used the name for their pool. :wink:

    When you create a pool it lets you invite guys from any previous pools you were captain of, so as an example our S14 pool has 109 players. So Rob can mail everyone from that pool to say the New pool for whatever comp has been created.

    Doing it for the first time and getting the numbers up is a pretty big job.

  • Comment 99, posted at 20.05.09 15:49:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Essentially ANYONE can create apool and invite friends to play. If you have 5 guys in the office who want to compete against each other then someone creates the pool and invites the other guys to join.

  • Comment 100, posted at 20.05.09 15:51:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 99) : i wouldnt dream of it, i was just wondering about that. I wish i can remember how i came across SW, ive never even heard about SB or FL before ive joined this awesome family of ours. :lol: :razz:

  • Comment 101, posted at 20.05.09 15:53:55 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 101) :

    :smile:

  • Comment 102, posted at 20.05.09 15:56:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 101) :

    We CAN’T be Family btw. Families always fight amongst each other. :wink:

  • Comment 103, posted at 20.05.09 15:58:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Okay i gotta go. Have an evening playing Risk planned. :cool:

  • Comment 104, posted at 20.05.09 15:59:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 103) : arent the guys always fighting/arguing here :mrgreen:

  • Comment 105, posted at 20.05.09 16:16:29 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 104) : i play risk every night. i asked my wife for sex and risk getting swatted. :lol:

  • Comment 106, posted at 20.05.09 20:44:36 by try time (history forgets losers) Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 105) : just TT :-)

  • Comment 107, posted at 20.05.09 20:46:41 by robdylan Reply
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