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Sharks pick Kockott, Hernandez


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 27 Aug 2009 at 12:02
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Rory Kockott and Juan Hernández have been selected to start at scrumhalf and flyhalf respectively as the Sharks take on Western Province in Durban this Saturday.

Johann Muller takes the captain’s armband back from fullback Stefan Terblanche this week, while Wiehahn Herbst has been cleared to take his place at tighthead prop. Deon Carstens and Pat Cilliers have again been bracketed at loosehead, with Big Skip Badenhorst winning his 50th Sharks cap at hooker. The selection of the stronger scrummaging Badenhorst is a clear counter for Province’s strong tight five, spearheaded by the in-form Tiaan Liebenberg. Coach John Plumtree has further tweaked his pack by adding the bulk of Mike Rhodes in the number 19 jersey, in place of the unfortunate Justin Downey.

Last week’s halfbacks, Charl McLeod and Monty Dumond are both on the bench, along with Waylon Murray, who makes way for a fit-again Riaan Swanepoel in the starting fifteen. Andries Strauss moves to outside centre this week, allowing Swannie back into the number 12 jersey.

15. Stefan Terblanche
14. Chris Jordaan
13. Andries Strauss
12. Riaan Swanepoel
11. Lwazi Mvovo
10. Juan Hernandez
9. Rory Kockott
8. Keegan Daniel
7. Jean Deysel
6. Jacques Botes
5. Johann Muller (Capt)
4. Steven Sykes
3. Wiehahn Herbst
2. Skipper Badenhorst
1 Deon Carstens / Patric Cilliers

Replacements
16. Craig Burden
17. Patric Cilliers / Deon Carstens
18. Albert van den Berg
19. Michael Rhodes
20. Charl McLeod
21. Monty Dumond
22. Waylon Murray



134 Comments

  • Double YAY! Kockott startin AND Muller as captain. Does it get better? Yes… Strauss is starting too… :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.08.09 12:06:02 by molly Reply
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  • You see Plum is coach of the month for the CC?

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.08.09 12:10:46 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 2) : richly deserved, methinks. And player?

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.08.09 12:12:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Chris Jordaan ahead of Murray???? I would stick Murray on the wing ahead of that guy any day.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.08.09 12:13:04 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 1) : i was hoping you were being sarcastic. but i don’t think you are. muller back at captain fills me with great happiness, not. and whats the point of giving juan a start if selfish rory is on his inside.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.08.09 12:13:56 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 2) : not much competition except for maybe the griquas dude.

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.08.09 12:14:40 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 2) : WP Nel I think

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.08.09 12:17:15 by molly Reply
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  • sorry, that was aimed at Rob, my bad.

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.08.09 12:18:02 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 7) : really? The Cheetahs prop?

    Hmmm… he has been good, that’s for sure.

    I woulda given it to Monty :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.08.09 12:18:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • I would have stuck with Terblanche…

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.08.09 12:18:27 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 8) : it’s ok – I have big hands… I caught it.

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.08.09 12:18:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • You guys are just lucky I’m not excited about WP finally winning something.

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.08.09 12:19:36 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 12) : The disappointment is just too much :grin:

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.08.09 12:22:10 by Rahul Reply

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  • Oh, add a smiley smiley to that comment :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.08.09 12:22:28 by molly Reply
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  • kockott is a liability, he will implode, i predict a yellow card for smacking someone & wp scoring 3 tries while he is off!

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.08.09 12:24:54 by quota Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 15) : that would mean WP actually scoring tries… come now, they don’t do that, at least not with their backs.

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.08.09 12:27:40 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 16) : joe pietersen must be a prop…

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.08.09 12:30:59 by quota Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 15) : Kockott knows what’s at stake. He actually played bloody well against the Cheetahs, with no hint of aggro. That was after Strooli threatened to PK him if he stepped out of line again.

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.08.09 12:45:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @quota (Comment 17) : no, he’s just poo.

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.08.09 12:54:28 by molly Reply
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  • You gotta love this weekend’s matches. With Boland playing Leopards, there will be 3 exciting “big name” games instead of the normal 2 (bar when wp plays boland in Wellington :razz: ). I hate one sided affairs (except when the Boks or Bulls play).

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.08.09 13:01:00 by Pink Oyster Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 19) : Winnie?

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.08.09 13:01:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) :no amount of threats will dissuade kocky-rider from administering a “flattie” on duvenhage if he feels like it

    @molly (Comment 19) : and juan de jongh? Since you’re on a roll

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.08.09 13:05:06 by quota Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 22) : ok, sorry, I generalised… keep on castigating. I think Aplon scored as well… are we up to 3 players? Not bad. Any of these tries against decent teams?

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.08.09 13:07:54 by molly Reply
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  • Hey molly! U supporting WP or has Rob managed to convince you to shout for the Banana Boys?? :evil:

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.08.09 13:22:22 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : Lower Expectations means less disappointment. Its my defence mechanism.

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.08.09 13:36:12 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : but seriously, we haven’t been scoring too many tries via our backline, so its kinda fair comment.

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.08.09 13:38:21 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) :

    Penalty Kick??:wink:

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.08.09 13:42:04 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 1) :
    You know you are between a rock and a hard place when the selections of the oppositions team gives you more to smile about than your own teams selections.

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.08.09 13:46:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 27) : let’s go with that… :)

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.08.09 13:49:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Must say i find 3 positions quite strange…

    1) Burden has been brilliant , unless the change is because of scrumming power concerns ?
    Skipper does add a little more bulk?

    2) Strauss @ 113 for Murray? surely it should have been Murray , not only faster but just as good in defence and he passes the ball :roll:

    3) On the bench Downey has been dropped , again is this for Rhodes as he is bigger then downey , so i assume scrum power is worrying PLUM ?

    Carstens is bracketed in with Cilliers ?. Is the injury concerns worse then we know ?

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.08.09 13:52:47 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 28) : or the selections are really crud!

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.08.09 13:58:14 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 30) :
    May be Plum is being sentmental…giving Skip the run on for his 50th cap…then replace with Burden ;-)

    “Strauss @ 113 for Murray?” asking a bit much aren’t you? :grin:

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.08.09 14:17:48 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 27) :
    Hey there…watch your mail tomorrow for some news!!!

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.08.09 14:19:17 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • Ok…wow – this is a surprise… :o

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.08.09 14:33:30 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 32) : lol , a typo king i am :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.08.09 14:37:36 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 34) : what is a surprise?

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.08.09 14:39:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 23) : you sound like those australasians harping on about our “boring” rugby, how do you expect the backs to be scoring tries if de waal skops everything forward?

  • Comment 37, posted at 27.08.09 14:39:56 by quota Reply

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  • ;-) people never remember if they ran the ball in a game, the remember the final score

  • Comment 38, posted at 27.08.09 14:49:40 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) :

    Eh…the squad…

    Chris Jordaan cancels our Joe Pietersen advantage…

  • Comment 39, posted at 27.08.09 14:53:24 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 39) : true

    i would rather have played murray there

  • Comment 40, posted at 27.08.09 14:57:32 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 39) : nah, he’ll do ok. It’s not like Province have anybody really big in their backline anyway. And Jordaan is pretty elusive with ball in hand.

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.08.09 14:59:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 40) : I’d love to know where Zuks is…

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.08.09 15:00:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : good question

    He is a big strong lad , all that worries me is his temperament , he isnt showing the heart and bmt Mvovo is

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.08.09 15:03:45 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • another top of the table clash! hope the log leaders win this time…

  • Comment 44, posted at 27.08.09 15:04:16 by Rahul Reply

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  • Deon Carstens has an injured knee and didnt train this week…
    Just saw Plum interviewed on Supersport Blitz.

  • Comment 45, posted at 27.08.09 15:08:28 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) :

    Aren’t you stalking him on FB?

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.08.09 15:09:23 by blackshark Reply

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  • :shock: @blackshark (Comment 46) :

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.08.09 15:10:53 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 35) :
    Me2….I never apologise any more>>>spelling or typo…who knows??? :grin:

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.08.09 15:13:27 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 46) : well, he’s my friend, but I would never dream of stalking anyone :)

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.08.09 15:16:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 43) : he really can’t show that if he is not on the park on a consistent basis now can he? Look what pdv is doing with ruan, the boy needs to get his bmt back, so pdv slots him @ fullback..

  • Comment 50, posted at 27.08.09 15:16:44 by quota Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 47) :

    Rob is a professional …

  • Comment 51, posted at 27.08.09 15:17:03 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 48) : ;-)

  • Comment 52, posted at 27.08.09 15:18:00 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 46) : hehehehe

  • Comment 53, posted at 27.08.09 15:19:02 by Rahul Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 51) : :lol:

  • Comment 54, posted at 27.08.09 15:23:33 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 43) :
    Mvovo….now there is a young, up & coming, future Bok!

  • Comment 55, posted at 27.08.09 15:43:44 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 50) : I’d be quite happy to see Zuks at right wing in place of Jordaan. And Waylon in place of the Human Snail

  • Comment 56, posted at 27.08.09 15:44:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 55) : he’s awesome, isn’t he? Really like the kid

  • Comment 57, posted at 27.08.09 15:45:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Let’s hope the good Kockott will step out on Saturday – so that we can see JMH…

  • Comment 58, posted at 27.08.09 15:52:35 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : Swannie?

  • Comment 59, posted at 27.08.09 15:55:35 by Rahul Reply

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  • Gotto love this, Q&A on the Lions website with Gert Muller and Willem Alberts:

    Which Currie Cup player do you fear being tackled by the most?
    Gert: Willem Alberts
    Willem: I fear no one

    Which Currie Cup player would you most like to tackle and why?
    Gert: Luke Watson – there is just something about him that I don’t like

  • Comment 60, posted at 27.08.09 15:59:00 by Baldrick Reply

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  • Talking of the Lions, saw snippets of their game against WP. Henno had a shocker, kicked two balls out on the full, no boot there.

    He was actually quite good in the S14. See him and Earl got the boot!

  • Comment 61, posted at 27.08.09 16:01:55 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 59) : no – Strauss

  • Comment 62, posted at 27.08.09 16:06:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 60) : love it! :)

    I fear no one! :)

  • Comment 63, posted at 27.08.09 16:07:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) :

    I’d be happy with a banana in place of Jordaan… :roll:

  • Comment 64, posted at 27.08.09 16:12:20 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 64) : Caster Semenya would kick Jordaan’s puny ass!

  • Comment 65, posted at 27.08.09 16:17:35 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) : no brain … no pain

  • Comment 66, posted at 27.08.09 16:20:19 by Rahul Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 64) : right now I’d just be happy with a banana

  • Comment 67, posted at 27.08.09 16:23:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 65) : is this the same jordaan that people were saying “he’s got Bok written all over him”?

  • Comment 68, posted at 27.08.09 16:26:09 by quota Reply

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  • it’d be nice if the Sharks would announce the under 21 and under 19 teams sometime before Saturday afternoon…

  • Comment 69, posted at 27.08.09 16:26:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 69) : sometimes i forget that this is a sharks website and i find mysekf asking who gives a hoot what the U21 squad looks like?… Then it hits me, i’m on sharksworld…damn!

  • Comment 70, posted at 27.08.09 16:30:23 by quota Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 68) : No, that was Jean Deysel who Plum said, “He’s got Boke written all over him”. Hell man, learn the difference between a wing and flank!

  • Comment 71, posted at 27.08.09 16:30:49 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 68) : ja… Bok…sburg

  • Comment 72, posted at 27.08.09 16:34:32 by Rahul Reply

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  • :shock:

  • Comment 73, posted at 27.08.09 16:38:06 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 72) : :D

    @Baldrick (Comment 71) : no man, i care less about what you phlegmatic sounding coach says, i’m speaking about bloggers!

    Plus i can tell deysel from jordaan!

  • Comment 74, posted at 27.08.09 16:45:55 by quota Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 70) : True, you want Valke news, go to, um………

  • Comment 75, posted at 27.08.09 16:49:46 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 70) : Valkeworld was shut down because somebody forgot to pay the hosting fees :)

  • Comment 76, posted at 27.08.09 16:50:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 72) : that was hella sharp :)

  • Comment 77, posted at 27.08.09 16:51:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 76) : i didn’t even know it ever existed…

  • Comment 78, posted at 27.08.09 17:13:42 by quota Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 78) : it didn’t.

    :)

    http://www.suparugby.com doubles as the “official” Valke site.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : It doubles as a website as well, but we all know different :twisted:

  • Comment 80, posted at 27.08.09 17:34:46 by Baldrick Reply

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  • Kockett always plays his best game the first game he comes back into the team, then he gets “Kocky” and we only see glimpses of what he could do without his giant head.

  • Comment 81, posted at 27.08.09 17:38:51 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 80) : we do indeed :)

  • Comment 82, posted at 27.08.09 17:39:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • I`m still worried about Strauss and Skipper, this could have been a massacre had we gone with Murray and Burden, now I guess we`ll just have to be satisfied with a win.

  • Comment 83, posted at 27.08.09 17:42:40 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 81) : wow – talk about a blast from the past!

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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : According to Alexa.com which ranks websites according to web traffic, SupaRugby is even worse that Ruggaworld!

    Ruggaworld: ranked 3 488 503
    Sharksworld: 1 216 565
    SA Rugby: 86 703
    Rugby365: 841 693

    Sharksrugby: 255 858

    And the grand prize goes to…… Suparugby, the 6 552 678 ranked site in the world.

  • Comment 85, posted at 27.08.09 17:44:38 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 83) : Agree about Strauss, but Skipper might help to wear out Liebenberg a little in the scrums. Burden can come on just after half time and run riot.

    Welcome to the site, BTW.

  • Comment 86, posted at 27.08.09 17:45:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yeah, I’m never around to comment when anybody is here anymore, so I decided to take my chance now. Especially since Kockett is a little bit of a sore subject for me.

  • Comment 87, posted at 27.08.09 17:48:15 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 85) : wow… we have some work to do

  • Comment 88, posted at 27.08.09 17:50:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 88) : As do Suparugby who obviously are not quite so supa!

  • Comment 89, posted at 27.08.09 17:52:14 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 87) : well, I for one think he’s going to play a blinder on Saturday. Whether he chooses to involve the rest of the team, though, is a debatable point

  • Comment 90, posted at 27.08.09 17:54:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 89) : it’s a bit of a bad joke, that site. I’m not sure why they bother

  • Comment 91, posted at 27.08.09 17:55:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Kockett just rubs me the wrong way, I don’t like his attitude and that was fine when it seemed like he might turn out to be a decent player, but he’s just not improved since the first time we saw him play.
    What type of scrum half takes only every second or third ball out of the ruck. And how many times does he get tackled around the ruck, how many good balls does our fly half get? He might get a break or two, but only at the expense of trying 10 times to many. It’s anoying the hell out of me, play Mcleod or Cronje or anyone, Kockett won’t improve his game….and yet everyone seems to think he’s awesome and deserves a spot in the Bok team :?: I don’t know.

  • Comment 92, posted at 27.08.09 17:57:50 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 90) : He will play one of his better games on Saturday, he always plays better when he’s been out for a while, like he has to proof himself again. He does the type of things a scrummy should to and then he gets to much confindence and starts to think he;s the only guy on the field.
    They need to rotate him with another scrummy every other game, then he’ll be a good player. ;-)

  • Comment 93, posted at 27.08.09 18:02:12 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 93) : i like this plan.
    especially that now with charl having played few games and gaining some confidence.

    and I think Monty silenced some critics as well.

  • Comment 94, posted at 27.08.09 18:06:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 1) : maybe plum thought your guys need a bit of a headstart not to make it one -sided ;-)

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 10) : me tooo. the man did well.

    or maybe i think so because I ws never really convinced by muller as captain.

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  • Well I can honestly say Monty certainly silenced me, I support him now to such an extenct I worry that starting Hernandez this weekend in a crunch game might be a mistake . . . I say bring the Magician on for the last 20 minutes.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : exactly – i have him in my FL and cannot get rid of :twisted:

  • Comment 98, posted at 27.08.09 18:23:12 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 91) : uhm is my commission ready ??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 99, posted at 27.08.09 19:59:50 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 99) : nice one… I owe you a beer

  • Comment 100, posted at 27.08.09 20:31:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 85) :

    And even with all it’s trash Keo is ranked at around 25073. :shock: that ain’t bad

  • Comment 101, posted at 27.08.09 20:40:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 100) : lol its cool bro ,

  • Comment 102, posted at 27.08.09 20:53:05 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 101) : take it as a was

    Talk Rugby might not be full of everyone we like ?? but they alreadt taken 100 of the big regulars from Keo

    Granted Keo will get more , but i think Rugby-talk is doing some damage

  • Comment 103, posted at 27.08.09 20:56:13 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 103) : that abomination of a site will not last…

  • Comment 104, posted at 27.08.09 22:18:08 by quota Reply

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  • Strauss ahead of Murray??? :shock:

    Kockott better remember the other 14 guys on the field…

  • Comment 105, posted at 27.08.09 22:25:33 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @quota (Comment 104) : they’ll all be back on Keo before the season is out :-)

  • Comment 106, posted at 27.08.09 22:40:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 101) : They don’t rate on quality, just quantity. Or one site quotes would have to add a zero to its rating!

  • Comment 107, posted at 28.08.09 08:18:51 by Baldrick Reply

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  • For those of you interested, here’s a breakdown from Alexa:

    Sharksrugby.co.za is ranked as the 2635th most popular website in SA
    iamastormer.co.za – 15 510 (this is the default wp/stormers home page)
    lionspride.co.za – 34 168
    thebulls.co.za – 2684 (just losing to The Sharks. Remember, their stats are hyperinflated by the blog)
    vodacomcheetahs.co.za – doesn’t get a rank, too low.

    And the non-team aligned websites (remember, this is Stats for SA popularity)

    suparugby.com – 9005
    SA Rugby.com – 921
    SA Rugby.co.za (SARU) – 706
    Rugby365 – 254
    Keo – 186
    supersport.com/rugby – 33 (that’s impressive)

  • Comment 108, posted at 28.08.09 08:37:11 by Baldrick Reply

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  • morning all! its been a while since i`ve been on here, so long ago that Frans Steyn`s signing with Racing is a suprise to me! :oops: what`s going to happen to us on the fullback front?? Stefan going to surpass Oom Johan Ackermans record? or is Lambie going to take over from him. A rumour doing the rounds that Louis Ludick`s coming to the sharks. any truth in that?

    and i just want to say… well done to monty and charl. how great is it to know that third stringers can still compete as well as they did this last few weeks! (maybe not third stringers for long??)

  • Comment 109, posted at 28.08.09 08:56:56 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 108) : some time in January I was looking at most searched teams on google (If recall correctly) and sharks were ahead of springboks

  • Comment 110, posted at 28.08.09 09:05:14 by rekinek Reply
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  • Who`s the ref for sharks vs wp?

  • Comment 111, posted at 28.08.09 09:19:35 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 111) : Jonathan Kaplan :razz:

  • Comment 112, posted at 28.08.09 09:24:26 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 109) : howzit Van – welcome back.

    The Ludik rumour appears to have serious legs, but there is, of course, the small matter of a Lions contract that he’ll need to get out of.

    @Original Pierre (Comment 111) : Kaplan

  • Comment 113, posted at 28.08.09 09:24:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 112) : :|

  • Comment 114, posted at 28.08.09 09:28:29 by rekinek Reply
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  • That`s great I`ll take him anytime thanx guys.

  • Comment 115, posted at 28.08.09 09:31:08 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 115) : he is a bit of an official official, there will be so much stop start stop start

  • Comment 116, posted at 28.08.09 09:39:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 116) : I disagree, I like Jonathan Kaplan, seems to let the game flow, without allowing negative tactics!

    I was really worried we would get Marck Lawrence who blows depending where the Bulls are lying on the log! :twisted:

  • Comment 117, posted at 28.08.09 11:37:07 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 117) : Maybe we should send Lawrence to ref a Griquas match, that sorted the other Bulls supporter out nicely! ;-)

  • Comment 118, posted at 28.08.09 11:38:16 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 117) : i quite like lawrence – he let games flow – and it used to work for the sharks.

    as nasty said last night : it is not always ref’s fault ;-)

  • Comment 119, posted at 28.08.09 12:37:46 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 119) : i liked & laughed @ the fact that darren was the only one who didn’t pontificate about the incident, he sort of made light of it all & maybe felt the same way as lot of bloggers but obviously couldn’t say it on tv…

    naas & owen sounded like priests “it’s not always the ref’s fault” have they forgotten that we’ve got a fine over our head because of the officials running rugby!

  • Comment 120, posted at 28.08.09 12:55:39 by quota Reply

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  • Happy Friday – I’m trying to pace myself before this explosion of SPORTS – SPORTS- and more SPORTS!

    BOKKE! SHARKS!

  • Comment 121, posted at 28.08.09 13:56:01 by blackshark Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 120) : :oops: Can you believe it??? I fell asleep during B&A last night! :grin:

  • Comment 122, posted at 28.08.09 14:01:59 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @quota (Comment 120) : i liked the stress on not always.

    @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 122) : i almost did – is it just me or darren loosing weight

  • Comment 123, posted at 28.08.09 14:28:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 123) : Definately he is!!! Noticed it last week…maybe he’s better off not having to travel so much….all that junk food and airline, even junkier food :lol:

  • Comment 124, posted at 28.08.09 14:37:16 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @ Sharksmad ( Comment 118 ): I don`t think any Sharks fan could have a problem with Lawrence, he is the second best in the country in my opinion.

  • Comment 125, posted at 28.08.09 14:48:07 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 113) : Does he have a contract? I mean apart from the scribbling on the back of a bar napkin :mrgreen:

  • Comment 126, posted at 28.08.09 14:50:09 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 125) : click on the arrow at the end of a comment to reply to it ;-)

  • Comment 127, posted at 28.08.09 14:53:11 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 126) : I’m trying to find out

  • Comment 128, posted at 28.08.09 14:59:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • LMS is going to be a bloodbath this weekend!!!!

    Only Lions have no picks

    Boland v Leopards equal picks!

  • Comment 129, posted at 28.08.09 15:08:02 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 122) :is the show that boring?

    @rekinek (Comment 123) :he most definitely is…good for the guy…

  • Comment 130, posted at 28.08.09 15:09:36 by quota Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 129) : i am in Boland camp :mrgreen:

    tonight I may be dead – virtually :mrgreen:

  • Comment 131, posted at 28.08.09 15:15:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 131) : Also for Boland.
    I was worried when I saw all the picks for leopards!

  • Comment 132, posted at 28.08.09 15:29:05 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 132) : i was bit surprised. they do not look good at all – not that boland looks better.

    OK. I am outta here – cheeeerio – enjoy the games

  • Comment 133, posted at 28.08.09 15:35:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • Kockett takes at least 5-10 seconds to take a ball out of a ruck, bring on Charl please, it will make a difference.

  • Comment 134, posted at 29.08.09 15:47:41 by Letgo Reply
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