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Using the opportunity


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :2009 Lions Tour, Original Content, Sharks on 8 Jun 2009 at 09:45
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I keep hearing that the Sharks are going to use the Lions game to assess the depth available in the province and try to unearth some fresh talent for the Currie Cup. If we’re going to do that, then let’s do that, but we as fans mustn’t get too upset if we end up losing the match – quite horribly – as a result.

There are few areas in the squad that could be considered “settled” – in fact, it’s only really the second row where we are likely to have our first-choice combination available to us not only for the Lions match, but also throughout the Currie Cup. There are a number of real questions that we need answered and the Lions match represents as good an opportunity to do that as any.

Up front, we’re likely to have Jannie du Plessis with us at tighthead, unless a Bok injury necessitates a call-up for him. The Sharks have no real shortage of quality props anyway and we know what Pat Cilliers, in particular, has to offer as a replacement. We could use the Lions match the assess the credentials of a number of the Vodacom Cup props, in particular young Wiehahn Herbst at tighthead and Sabelo Nhlapo on the other side. The other option – and one which may potentially be the most sensible – is to play Cilliers at loosehead, since we will need a quality player to own the number one jersey throughout the Currie Cup. Let’s give Pat a run at loosehead against quality opposition and see how he goes.

Hooker is another position where we need to understand exactly what the next rung of players looks like. Craig Burden simply must start the game, since we need to see if he has come on at all in the basic skills department since his unfortunate Super 14 run last year. Picking Skipper Badenhorst will accomplish absolutely nothing – we know what we have in him and it’s time for us to accept that he’s not the answer. Badenhorst could bench, but I’d rather see a bolter like young Dylan Rutherford picked in the number 16 jersey. We’d find out pretty quickly if he has what it takes at this level of the game.

Muller and Sykes will no doubt start at lock, but I’d like to see Joe Snyman given a run off the bench. The former SA age group star had a pretty useful Vodacom Cup and looks overdue for the big time. Jacques Botes and Keegan Daniel give us plenty of options on the open side but it’s at blindside and number 8 that we are definitely short of experience. Assuming Jean Deysel is available to play, we need to give someone like Warren Whiteley or maybe Mike Rhodes a run in Ryan Kankowski’s spot. Justin Downey’s ability to cover the entire back row must surely count in his favour when it comes to dishing out the number 19 jersey.

Scrumhalf is, of course, not a problem, with Rory Kockott and Charl McLeod the incumbents. Flyhalf, though, is a position where we simply do not have a clue about who our next best is and again, it’s imperative that we let somebody other then Monty Dumond have a proper run. Len Olivier’s share seem to have fallen alarmingly since arriving from the Valke in the off season, but I’d really expect him to be given a bench spot at least against the Lions. Young Guy Cronje and Pat Lambie, both Michaelhouse old boys, are the frontrunners for the number 10 jersey at this stage and it would be good to accommodate both in the match 22, if at all possible. Lambie, in particular, seems a very exciting talent indeed and he may just be the logical successor to Stefan Terblanche at fullback.

The centres are again a completely blank slate, with Riaan Swanepoel likely to feature, along with Andries Strauss, Ian Adendorff and Zuks Vulindlu. I would imagine that Trevor Halstead is probably also in the mix somewhere, but from what I’ve heard, his Vodacom Cup form wasn’t inspiring enough to suggest that the former Bok is likely to make a significant impact on the Currie Cup. Waylon Murray may finally be over his injury problems and this match would represent a good opportunity for the big Westville lad to show that he still has an appetite for big-time rugby. Should he be available, we can then use Vulindlu on the wing, which might just make a lot of sense given the dearth of quality out wide.

In fact, in the absence of JP Pietersen and Odwa Ndungane, the Sharks’ wing cupboard is alarmingly bare, with Lwazi Mvovo and Chris Jordaan the only real options. Danie Dames and Carl Bezuidenhout could also come into the picture.

If I were picking the team, this is what I’d go with. Bear in mind that I wouldn’t be expecting this outfit to actually beat the Lions, but would rather look at how the individuals stood up under pressure, against really top opposition.

1 Pat Cilliers, 2 Craig Burden, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 4 Steven Sykes, 5 Johann Muller (capt), 6 Keegan Daniel, 7 Jean Deysel, 8 Mike Rhodes, 9 Rory Kockott, 10 Guy Cronje, 11 Luzuko Vulindlu, 12 Riaan Swanepoel, 13 Waylon Murray, 14 Lwazi Mvovo, 15 Stefan Terblanche
16 Dylan Rutherford, 17 Sabelo Nhlapo, 18 Joe Snyman, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Len Olivier, 22 Pat Lambie



158 Comments

  • Hmmm…

    This comes around once in 12 years…

    Experiment against the Lions???

    I dunno so much but even though they have lost a hell of a lot of Boks

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.06.09 10:00:05 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) : hey dude – it’s not like I’m advocating leaving out anyone good who’s actually available. It’s jsut the Monty Dumonds and Skipper Badenhorsts that I haven’t picked.

    Oh – and Jacques Botes, but that’s just because we need to see somebody like Downey play.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.06.09 10:07:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    Like I said you lost a host of guys to Bok duty.

    But for the Lions, I would pick the absolute best I can.

    A victory over the Lions is something that lives with you for very long, and its not easily achieved.

    And you know my feeling RE the CC… ;)

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.06.09 10:21:37 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 1) :
    My thoughts as well, but then when you have 10 starters out and their backups that haven’t really played much, any team that is put out will have a degree of experimention about it.

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.06.09 10:24:12 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I wish it was like the old days and play with your Bokke.
    We must play our best side.
    There are compulsory friendlies where you can mix and match.
    Sharks must beat the Lions even without 10 Bokke.
    Heaven help if we play like Golden Lions.

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.06.09 10:26:07 by Ernie Reply

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  • Murray would do well to study the game of Jacques Fourie. They are both the same size but what makes Fourie an outstanding centre is his awareness and ability to run off the angle well. He’s also one of the best followers of kicks. Murray’s defence is ok, but he could be a little more confrontational at the tackle point.
    If he could up the positive aggression, he may well yet return to his former Bok ways.

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.06.09 10:26:56 by CapeShark Reply
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  • I don’t see the Lions team losing to ANY of our provincial teams.

    We are talking about test players here.

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.06.09 10:29:11 by wpw Reply
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  • If I drive down there tomorrow and discover Plum hasn’t fielded his best side I will be apopleptic.

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.06.09 10:32:52 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 8) : Damn, i had to look that word up. :smile:

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.06.09 10:39:44 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 8) :
    apopleptic, its amazing the words one can come up with while hitting the tarmac.

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.06.09 10:40:19 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 8) : I wouldn’t drive down tomorrow… the game is on Wednesday

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.06.09 10:43:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : they bloody nearly lost to the Cheetahs

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.06.09 10:44:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 10) : Discussions on Sharksworld just got esoteric….

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.06.09 10:44:16 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Esoteric (Adjective)

    1. Confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle; “a compilation of esoteric philosophical theories”.

    :shock:

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.06.09 10:47:15 by wpw Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 13) :
    All these big words, I’m starting to feel vertiginous.

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.06.09 10:48:30 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • So who are the inner circle? :wink:

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.06.09 10:50:20 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : In other words, the opposite of keo.co.za :razz:

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.06.09 10:50:51 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 16) :

    There’s only one ‘inner circle’ and that is the Sharks supporters!!! :evil:

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.06.09 10:55:58 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : we’re more like a 3-ring circus

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.06.09 11:02:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) :
    And I thought it was the crowd which have exclusive rights to edit, alter, delete and adulterate perfectly good posts.

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.06.09 11:06:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Yeah, wpw, i think you’ll find the sharks’s supporter arrogance has wained somewhat since the Bulls became the only SA team to win the Super series…twice…
    :roll:

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.06.09 11:06:46 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 20) : we don’t do that here

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.06.09 11:14:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Has Monty been given enough of a chance?

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.06.09 11:15:00 by blackshark Reply

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  • @CapeShark (Comment 21) : uh huh!

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.06.09 11:16:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Rob, I fear they will play their strongest side against the Sharks..which means NO Earls and Fitzgerald at centre.

    I expect them to go with Roberts and O’Driscoll in midfield and Bowe on the wing. Will make them a much more difficult nut to crack.

    Infact I think there is a distinct difference between their Wed and Sat sides!

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.06.09 11:16:23 by Villie Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 23) : I think so… don’t you?

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.06.09 11:17:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 25) : yeah – no doubt. They’ve said they’re picking their shadow test side. We’re up against it, there’s no doubt about that.

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.06.09 11:17:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : in which position ?

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.06.09 11:18:20 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 25) : “Infact I think there is a distinct difference between their Wed and Sat sides!”

    Like Wed smashes the opposition and the Sat luckily passes through. Wonder why the captain in Sat one :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.06.09 11:20:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) :

    Can’t say I’ve seen enough of Monty…

    Do you think he’s our 1st choice flyhalf for the CC?

  • Comment 30, posted at 08.06.09 11:24:24 by blackshark Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 29) : To be honest the captain does not deserve a spot in the test side as he’s not one of the best 2 locks on tour.

    Nathan Hines and Alun-Wyn Jones are better than him.

  • Comment 31, posted at 08.06.09 11:24:42 by Villie Reply
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  • The backline almost picks itself for the tests already. The following are certainties (if fit) for the first test.

    Lee Byrne, Tommy Bowe, Brian O’Driscoll, Jamie Roberts and Mike Phillips. Which means only left wing and flyhalf are up for grabs. Because I think they will go for Phillips at 9, Stephen Jones (being his Welsh partner) will probably crack the nod ahead of O’Gara.

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.06.09 11:26:33 by Villie Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 28) : flyhalf… you reckon he needs more chances at fullback?

  • Comment 33, posted at 08.06.09 11:27:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 30) : what about Len ? Didn’t Monty play mainly FB in Vodacom Cup.

  • Comment 34, posted at 08.06.09 11:28:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 31) : he definately did not inspire me. maybe he is saving himself for test matches. apparently only captain’s spot in test game is certain.

    IMO BOD would do much better job as captain but I guess BIL are in “obsession with forwards” phase.

  • Comment 35, posted at 08.06.09 11:31:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 30) : I think that depends on “acquisitions”….

  • Comment 36, posted at 08.06.09 11:32:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 34) : he did

  • Comment 37, posted at 08.06.09 11:32:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) :
    Boring.

  • Comment 38, posted at 08.06.09 11:33:34 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : perhaps

  • Comment 39, posted at 08.06.09 11:34:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • On Monty and Len Olivier, I cant remember seeing anything, bar guest appearances here and there, of them.

  • Comment 40, posted at 08.06.09 11:35:13 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) :

    I don’t have high hopes in that department…but we’ll see. :smile:

  • Comment 41, posted at 08.06.09 11:37:56 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) :
    I remember seeing articles dissapear into cyberspace.

  • Comment 42, posted at 08.06.09 11:47:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : :roll:

    I am taking 3 days off. The game is in the middle of the three days. :cool:

  • Comment 43, posted at 08.06.09 12:02:53 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 10) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 08.06.09 12:03:43 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 42) : which articles?

  • Comment 45, posted at 08.06.09 12:03:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 9) : :razz:

  • Comment 46, posted at 08.06.09 12:04:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : Sure you don’t! :roll:

  • Comment 47, posted at 08.06.09 12:06:02 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 47) : we’ve never pretended to be anything other than what we are. If you want to get involved in psuedo politicking, go over to Keo or Ruggaworld.

  • Comment 48, posted at 08.06.09 12:07:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hi All
    I hear Deon Carstens will be available for the game also maybe a 20min run for Ruan and Frans
    Ruan and Frans is not from a reliable source but Deon is
    RobDylan can you check that waylon is going to play I hope he does

  • Comment 49, posted at 08.06.09 12:09:27 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 43) : have fun :cool:

  • Comment 50, posted at 08.06.09 12:10:12 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 48) : That’s fine. Just don’t claim that posts aren’t ever edited or removed because of anyone here, I am the most qualified to say that that is certainly not the case. :wink:

  • Comment 51, posted at 08.06.09 12:13:46 by klempie Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 50) : Thanks bru. Hooking up with KSA and Kette for a braai after.

  • Comment 52, posted at 08.06.09 12:14:33 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 52) : :cool: is this safe :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 08.06.09 12:17:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 51) : posts are edited if they don’t comply with the rules. We’ve always been very clear about that.

    Since the site was launched, I don’t think we’ve edited more than 10 comments in total.

  • Comment 54, posted at 08.06.09 12:17:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : how old is this site?

  • Comment 55, posted at 08.06.09 12:22:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 49) : Interesting I heard the same rumour about Frans and Ruan.

  • Comment 56, posted at 08.06.09 12:32:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 55) : we started in Feb 08…

  • Comment 57, posted at 08.06.09 12:33:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) : How do most people get to Sharksworld..I think I found Sharksworld when I clicked on your link at keo..

    I joined towards the end of the Super 14 2008….I think…..does this mean Im one of the ‘old folk’ on Sharksworld???

  • Comment 58, posted at 08.06.09 12:43:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : I’ve had at least 5.

  • Comment 59, posted at 08.06.09 12:50:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 58) : yes – you’re pretty much vintage around here.

    I do a lot of marketing of the site!

  • Comment 60, posted at 08.06.09 12:53:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 59) : Naughty naughty……dit is daai vuil politieke bek van jou :wink:

  • Comment 61, posted at 08.06.09 12:53:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 59) : yeah well – some people just never learn

  • Comment 62, posted at 08.06.09 12:53:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 61) : My bek is so skoon soos Dana Winner se @#$!.

  • Comment 63, posted at 08.06.09 12:58:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) :
    One specific one was about someone that had benifitted from land invassions in Zim.

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 64) : Oh yeh? I wonder who that could be? :???:

  • Comment 65, posted at 08.06.09 13:04:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 63) : Wie is Dana Winner???

  • Comment 66, posted at 08.06.09 13:04:57 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 66) : Ek weet nie. Een of ander japie sangeres. Jy sien haar CD ads op TV nou en dan. Lyk my sy’s baie…hoe se ‘n mens…ag en engels is dit “wholesome”.

  • Comment 67, posted at 08.06.09 13:10:27 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 64) : yeah well – if you can’t see how that kind of thing is completely at odds with the general tone of this site, you’re not as bright as I figured you to be!

  • Comment 68, posted at 08.06.09 13:11:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 67) : ha! I KNEW you had underlying tendencies! You closet Bull you!

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  • @robdylan (Comment 68) : I’d like to find out who he is on about if it’s all the same to you. It’s a complete mystery. :razz:

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  • @klempie (Comment 67) : Ek het n mental block as ek enige ads sien met NOG n afrikaanse sanger/sangeres….ek sal dit nie onthou nie al sien ek dit :roll:

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  • @klempie (Comment 67) : Ek sal n bietjie uitkyk vir n ad….sy het duidelik n moerse indruk op jou gemaak :lol:

  • Comment 72, posted at 08.06.09 13:17:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 69) : Hey if female Bulls fan all looked like this I would be. I could put up with the music if I got to go home to that every night…

  • Comment 73, posted at 08.06.09 13:19:34 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 73) : Rob your stoopid href tags don’t work.

    http://kr.img.blog.yahoo.com/ybi/1/f0/0d/youngbong_k/folder/3/img_3_163_39?1139807773.jpg

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  • @klempie (Comment 74) : ummm – at what stage did I commit to letting you add whatever markup you wanted to?

    You guys have a pretty weird understanding of the concept of “ownership”…

  • Comment 75, posted at 08.06.09 13:24:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) : What is this? PSWML? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 76, posted at 08.06.09 13:26:33 by klempie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 72) : Ok my bad. Seems she’s Belgian! :lol: How she’s selling records in SA is beyond me.

  • Comment 77, posted at 08.06.09 13:31:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 66) :
    @klempie (Comment 67) :

    A Belgian singer with a squeaky clean image

  • Comment 78, posted at 08.06.09 13:31:46 by Ollie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 74) : no – not for me. She has that typical MDL-poppie look. Definitely not going onto my Christmas list.

    Oh – and her eyes are too close together.

  • Comment 79, posted at 08.06.09 13:31:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 76) : I call it FUML

  • Comment 80, posted at 08.06.09 13:34:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 74) : Not my type…sy is nie lelik nie, maar lyk oudtyds en preets….plus sy het n trouring aan….

    Sy sal my definitief nie vir dir Bulle laat skreeu nie.

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  • @Ollie (Comment 78) : Pokkel, nou verstaan jy hoekom ek’t gese my bek is so skoon soos haar… ;)

  • Comment 82, posted at 08.06.09 13:35:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 77) :

    Flemish/Afrikaans
    Close enough

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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : Markup Definition Language poppie? Hell I wish we coulda had some of those in Comp Sci…

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  • @klempie (Comment 82) : Jy beledig darem die vrou nou verskriklik

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 81) : Too old for me anyway…just saying. If my ball and chain looks like that at her age I won’t be complaining.

  • Comment 86, posted at 08.06.09 13:39:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) :

    You tell them Rob.

    The two of us need to discuss the way forward (wrt the site of course) and discipline issues!! :roll:

  • Comment 87, posted at 08.06.09 13:39:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 86) :

    ball and chain… :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 88, posted at 08.06.09 13:41:02 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 80) : It should be Poephol Sharks World Markup Language. :razz:

  • Comment 89, posted at 08.06.09 13:41:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 85) : Toemaar ou pel. Dis mos in Afrikaans so miskien sal ek gelukkig wees dat sy nie verstaan nie. :wink:

  • Comment 90, posted at 08.06.09 13:43:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 86) : Jy het nou n lat vir jou eie gat gepluk….nou probeer jy ‘please explain’ :evil: :wink:

  • Comment 91, posted at 08.06.09 13:44:56 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 91) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 92, posted at 08.06.09 13:47:08 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 68) :
    Touchy hey, you asked, I replied, and now you want to get personal about it. Hell chap, I didnt have a go at you about it but its obvious from your reaction that it is of some form of annoyance to you that this is pointed out to you.

  • Comment 93, posted at 08.06.09 13:49:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 93) : Let the games begin! :lol:

  • Comment 94, posted at 08.06.09 13:54:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 84) : Mutton Dressed as Lamb, boetie…

  • Comment 95, posted at 08.06.09 13:54:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 93) : I’m just not sure why it is that you’re banging on about it, is all. We’ve never been anything other than 1000% open about what kind of site we’re running here.

  • Comment 96, posted at 08.06.09 13:56:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 66) : :shock: you must have a chat with ouma. :lol:

  • Comment 97, posted at 08.06.09 13:58:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 95) : Mutton Dress as Lamb, Mutton Dressed as Lamb…I don’t get it. Is the inference that mutton isn’t as good as lamb?

  • Comment 98, posted at 08.06.09 13:58:45 by klempie Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 97) : Hey Winner’s not THAT old… :razz:

  • Comment 99, posted at 08.06.09 14:00:05 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 93) : Sammy and I are kindred spirits I think…

  • Comment 100, posted at 08.06.09 14:01:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 75) : socialist :mrgreen:

  • Comment 101, posted at 08.06.09 14:01:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • I know this is TOTALLY off topic, but please forgive me. Just went onto Sportsmans warehouse’s website… R1299.95 for a springbok replica jersey!!!!!

    Who are they kidding?

  • Comment 102, posted at 08.06.09 14:01:50 by molly Reply
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  • OK the girls have arrived okes. Keep it clean…

  • Comment 103, posted at 08.06.09 14:04:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 99) : but her target group is :wink:

  • Comment 104, posted at 08.06.09 14:04:24 by rekinek Reply
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  • Guys…Lions team has been announced!!

  • Comment 105, posted at 08.06.09 14:07:20 by Villie Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 104) : Her target group is anyone outside the major South African metropols excluding Mangaung. :wink:

  • Comment 106, posted at 08.06.09 14:07:31 by klempie Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 102) : And they wonder why people buy “fake” jerseys at the traffic lights :roll: :roll:

    If they made the jerseys R400 each then the pirates would battle!

  • Comment 107, posted at 08.06.09 14:09:02 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 105) : and is it sat or wed? :lol:

  • Comment 108, posted at 08.06.09 14:09:14 by rekinek Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 106) : oh sorry and Tswane…what an oversight! :oops:

  • Comment 109, posted at 08.06.09 14:09:23 by klempie Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 102) :

    Ridiculous… :evil:

  • Comment 110, posted at 08.06.09 14:10:22 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 96) :
    Who is banging on about what, a few comments were passed in jest re the inner circle. You made out as if you never interfered with posts or articles, I named one that you did, AT YOUR REQUEST, and for that you start getting personal.

    Lighten up.

    Yes, everybody knows what kind of site you run, squeaky clean, like Klempies dream girl, except of course when it comes to insulting opposition players, Afrikaans people and a special fondness of verbally abusing Francois Steyn.

  • Comment 111, posted at 08.06.09 14:10:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 102) : Yes, I saw that the other day. The New Bok jersy with the Bok on the RHS with Protea over heart.
    The BIL jersey is half that price – + – R650 odd.

  • Comment 112, posted at 08.06.09 14:10:43 by Ernie Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 108) : \reki…it’s MAINLY Wed team. Only 4 remaining from Sat team :razz:

  • Comment 113, posted at 08.06.09 14:12:29 by Villie Reply
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  • Lee Byrne; Shane Williams, Brian O’Driscoll, Jamie Roberts, Luke Fitzgerald; Ronan O’Gara, Mike Phillips; Jamie Heaslip, David Wallace, Tom Croft, Paul O’Connell (capt), Alun-Wyn Jones, Adam Jones, Lee Mears Gethin Jenkins. Replacements – Matthew Rees, Phil Vickery, Simon Shaw, Joe Worsley, Mike Blair, Riki Flutey, Leigh Halfpenny.

  • Comment 114, posted at 08.06.09 14:14:17 by Villie Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 111) : Yoh, yoh, yoh! :eek: :razz:

    squeaky clean, like Klempies dream girl

    HEY!! My dream girl is far from squeaky clean she just LOOKS like her…but brunette and longer hair…and with eyes further apart… :lol:

  • Comment 115, posted at 08.06.09 14:15:57 by klempie Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 113) : could it be considered as a sign of respect to sharks :?: :lol:

    @Ernie (Comment 112) : not exactly a market here for BIL jerseys here.

  • Comment 116, posted at 08.06.09 14:16:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • Getting back to the topic at hand. :mrgreen:

    http://www.2oceansvibe.com/2009/06/08/lest-we-forget-2/

  • Comment 117, posted at 08.06.09 14:16:56 by wpw Reply
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  • B&IL for wednesday:

    Team: Lee Byrne; Shane Williams, Brian O’Driscoll, Jamie Roberts, Luke Fitzgerald; Ronan O’Gara, Mike Phillips; 8 Jamie Heaslip, David Wallace, Tom Croft, Paul O’Connell (capt), Alun-Wyn Jones, Adam Jones, Lee Mears Gethin Jenkins.

    Replacements: Matthew Rees, Phil Vickery, Simon Shaw, Joe Worsley, Mike Blair, Riki Flutey, Leigh Halfpenny.

  • Comment 118, posted at 08.06.09 14:17:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 113) : So as long as Plum plays the best team, we should win?

  • Comment 119, posted at 08.06.09 14:17:26 by klempie Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 114) : @rekinek (Comment 118) :

    oki – you were first.

  • Comment 120, posted at 08.06.09 14:18:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 110) &@Ernie (Comment 112)
    Makes me so angry!! Even the Junior replica shirt is crazy… R999.95. Honestly how many legitimate shirts are we going to see out there?

  • Comment 121, posted at 08.06.09 14:18:32 by molly Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 115) :
    Well in that case we probably are kindred spirits.

  • Comment 122, posted at 08.06.09 14:22:50 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 116) : :lol: Nope..not really. They are aware that this will be the toughest game of the tour so far. However for Lions it’s more about getting the combinations right for the first test. I think they know at least 9 of the test lineup already. The makeup of the front row and backrow is still fairly open.

    I see they are giving Shane Williams as much game time as possible to regain his form!

  • Comment 123, posted at 08.06.09 14:23:54 by Villie Reply
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  • New thread up gents and ladies:

    http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2009/06/08/oconnell-leads-lions-into-shark-tank/

  • Comment 124, posted at 08.06.09 14:26:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 119) : Difficult to call. Even with our strongest outfit, they will be the favourites. However, we definitely have a shot at beating them!

  • Comment 125, posted at 08.06.09 14:27:59 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 123) : it was so beautiful that this intercept try came off his pass.
    methink – the little man is overrated.

    would love to see sharks beating them. i reckon doable, but o’driscoll in some good form lately.

  • Comment 126, posted at 08.06.09 14:28:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 122) : Look at the chick at the top of wpw’s link in #117. THAT’S my dream girl! :wink:

  • Comment 127, posted at 08.06.09 14:30:32 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 111) : we don’t cover politics. That’s all I ever committed to.

  • Comment 128, posted at 08.06.09 14:32:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 111) : Too true, but then I suppose that does not qualify as political to some?

  • Comment 129, posted at 08.06.09 14:36:46 by diablo Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 126) : When ‘wee Shane Williams’ is on form he’s dynamite. Not overrated at all. Some of his best tries have come from making the boks look stoopid…

  • Comment 130, posted at 08.06.09 14:37:20 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @diablo (Comment 129) : On this site, the golden rule is that if it isn’t about rugby then there’s a 90% chance it’s political. Stick to that rule of thumb and you should be ok.

  • Comment 131, posted at 08.06.09 14:39:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 128) : Yeah I agree, when rugby sites start getting into Luke Watson, puke, SARU, SARFU, race stuff, Zim land invasions and all that Stofile nonsense, it stops being rugby and becomes this bunch of negative crap. The less of that, the better.

  • Comment 132, posted at 08.06.09 14:41:26 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 131) : you know, Klempie, I find that for the most part, we actually get on fine here. Like I said, we have very rarely had to censor anything because the vast majority of our posters understand and agree with what we’re trying to achieve.

    I can never figure out whether Salmo is just trying to stir or whether he (or she) has a real problem… if it’s the latter, my email address is festooned all over the site and I’m happy to take up any of this stuff off the site.

    I’m not going to change my approach and my business model just because a few people are feeling sarcastic.

  • Comment 133, posted at 08.06.09 14:42:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 131) : there is a cricket bit that takes up the remainder 10% :mrgreen:

  • Comment 134, posted at 08.06.09 14:43:58 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 133) : * high fives Sammy.

    I feel a bit guilty cos Sammy did all the hard yards reeling the brute in and all I did was land him in the boat.

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 135, posted at 08.06.09 14:47:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 134) : Well I dunno. We all know what Rob’s opinion is on that. The line between Proteasworld and politics is pretty blurry,

  • Comment 136, posted at 08.06.09 14:48:43 by klempie Reply

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  • Did someone say cricket?? :shock:

    Whoop Whoop!!!

    What are the chances of us actually winning the T20 WC?? :cool:

  • Comment 137, posted at 08.06.09 14:48:52 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 135) : glad you assholes had fun :mrgreen:

  • Comment 138, posted at 08.06.09 14:50:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 137) : T20 isn’t cricket…

  • Comment 139, posted at 08.06.09 14:52:07 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 138) : :lol:

  • Comment 140, posted at 08.06.09 14:52:57 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 137) : :mrgreen: 90 %

  • Comment 141, posted at 08.06.09 14:53:14 by blackshark Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 139) :

    10km isn’t running.. :roll:

  • Comment 142, posted at 08.06.09 14:53:59 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 142) :

    :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 143, posted at 08.06.09 14:58:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 142) : @wpw (Comment 143) :

    How many kilos are you dudes doing these days? Besides, I don’t HAVE to run far. I found that the amount of running was makig me lose weight which is counter productive. Put that in your spliffs and smoke it. :cool:

  • Comment 144, posted at 08.06.09 15:01:25 by klempie Reply

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  • Great. EVERYONE who was supposed to drive down with me for the match have bailed on me. :evil:

  • Comment 145, posted at 08.06.09 15:03:32 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 144) : eish… I have a 10k coming up in just over a month. And I just can’t seem to get out there and train for it.

  • Comment 146, posted at 08.06.09 15:08:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 146) : A month should be enough? :???:

  • Comment 147, posted at 08.06.09 15:13:39 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 147) : yes – assuming I can actually get started with the training

  • Comment 148, posted at 08.06.09 15:15:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 148) : I didn’t go to gym for 10 days and it completely stuffed me.

  • Comment 149, posted at 08.06.09 15:20:06 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 149) : I have just started to pick up some sort of weird flu-like thing as well… just what I don’t need

  • Comment 150, posted at 08.06.09 15:30:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 150) : Oink oink.

  • Comment 151, posted at 08.06.09 15:37:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 151) : that’s what I’m thinking too :(

  • Comment 152, posted at 08.06.09 15:38:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 152) : whatever man…First World thinking has made your mind weak. You’re from saffer land where thousands perish yearly from innumerable diseases. 150 deaths globally over months (the bulk of which were in Mexico) and the entire First World are running around with face masks. Pfff.

  • Comment 153, posted at 08.06.09 15:43:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 127) :

    As you said earlier – Yoh, yoh, yoh!

    That is not Dana Winner, who is actually big mates with Steve Hofmeyer

  • Comment 154, posted at 08.06.09 15:49:44 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 150) :
    Tell me about it.

    Its got you frayed around the edges when it comes to poor Salmo.

  • Comment 155, posted at 08.06.09 15:51:00 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 155) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 156, posted at 08.06.09 16:48:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • what about Dale Chadwick in the CC picture?? Since replacement loosehead prop Sabelo Nhlapo is injured at the moment anyway…

  • Comment 157, posted at 08.06.09 20:53:38 by s.h.a.r.k.s Reply

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  • @s.h.a.r.k.s (Comment 157) : i heard that sabs wasn’t badly injured. Poor Dale deserves a break after being screwed over by the SA selectors! Welcome to the site, by the way

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