Well, that was the sort of performance from the Sharks that really brought the fans down to earth. Credit to WP for playing pretty well, but goodness me, we certainly made it easy for them.
It’s a holiday here, so I’m not going to be around today to wallow in this defeat. Let’s just say that we were pretty soundly smacked – and to my mind there were two main reasons for it. Firstly, turnovers. I lost count of how many we conceded. Blame that on the stronger Province pack and a superb individual performance by Francois Louw. Our loosies, collectively, went missing. Not the first time we’ve seen that happen.
Secondly. Rory sodding Kockott. What is wrong with the guy? Does he not know how to pass? He single-handedly ensured that the rest of the backline got no decent ball whatsoever. And you can’t win without the ball, can you?
So well done, Province. Enjoy top spot, but know that the Bulls and Cheetahs are going to come at you in the next few weeks, hellbent on advancing their own ambitions at the expense of yours. As for the Sharks, well, all is not completely lost. Beating the Bulls at Loftus, though, is starting to look non-negotiable if we want to secure a top two finish and we have 80 minutes against Boland to try and find our mojo again.
Pick yourselves up and work hard this week, Sharkies! We know you’ll be back with a bang.Tweet