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Sharks ready for Bok returnees


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks on 15 Sep 2009 at 04:56
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The Sharks, back on top of the Currie Cup standings, are eagerly awaiting the return of their Springbok players – which will be a significant boost to the defending champions.

It was an impressive 29-23 win over the Blue Bulls in Pretoria at the weekend that saw the Sharks regain first place.

With just four rounds left ahead of the play-offs, the Sharks take a lot of confidence into the final month of the pool stages.

And with the Boks to be filtered into the team from this weekend – when they will face the Free State Cheetahs in Durban – the coastal outfit is confident that they will be able to maintain their lofty position on the standings.

They will also face Leopards (in Durban), Lions (Durban) and Griquas (in Kimberley) – before the semifinals on October 17.

“I think everything is just going really well for us, there are a bunch of happy guys here and everyone is working towards the same end result,” centre Andries Strauss said in an interview on sharksrugby.co.za.

“For the Boks coming now and the guys who will make way for them, we’re just pleased that we could have contributed in such a way that the team can now go forward and hopefully lift the Cup at the end of the season again.”

He made it clear that the ‘team first’ motto is alive and well in the Shark Tank.

“We’re all one big family and the guys that don’t go onto the field are just as much a part of the team as those who do and I think that’s one thing that possibly sets us apart, and that’s what makes The Sharks so special.”

He said a team as a group succeed where a team of individuals fail.

“Rugby is a team sport and it doesn’t really matter who goes out onto the field, it’s the end result that counts and everyone takes pride in their performance whether it’s in the pool stages or the Final.”

In Argentinean international Juan Hernandez and Springbok Stefan Terblanche, the Sharks have two very special players, who showed the importance of experience against the Blue Bulls at the weekend.

“Since Stefan took over the captaincy, he’s done a brilliant job,” Strauss said.

“He’s kept the team together and maintained a happy environment and he’s led by example and been playing really well. When the ball gets kicked into your half, you know he is there to gather and punish the opposition.

“Juan brings a different aspect to the game, as did Freddy [Michalak] when he played here and it’s nice to have someone of his stature dictating the game and he did it brilliantly on the weekend.”

So where to from here for The Sharks?

“We just have to stick to what’s been working for us. Yes we are getting the Boks back but it doesn’t necessarily mean we have to change the way we’ve been playing. We’ve been successful because we’ve continued to do what has worked so well for us and there no point in trying to fix what isn’t broken.”

Article courtesy of Rugby 365



33 Comments

  • If John is not Captain / playing – I hope the use Stefan… :sad:

    “We’re all one big family and the guys that don’t go onto the field are just as much a part of the team as those who do and I think that’s one thing that possibly sets us apart, and that’s what makes The Sharks so special.”

    This is what a BB said on their site yesterday – the reason why our youngsters settled in better than theirs…

    I think our “B” team did an excellent job so far! Well done!

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.09.09 09:04:14 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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  • @SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) (Comment 1) : i fear they may use johann muller, seems to be a favourite of plum’s, i’m of the opinion that if john smit is fit, then he should be the captain

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.09.09 09:13:27 by war1 Reply
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  • @SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) (Comment 1) : and yeah, our backup players did really well apart from two shockers against province, nice to be able to phase boks in and not be hitting panic stations

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.09.09 09:14:49 by war1 Reply
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  • Can’t wait for Saturday :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.09.09 09:18:03 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 4) : Me2!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.09.09 10:28:39 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • Just do not select Kockett and you should be good for a home semi.

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.09.09 11:05:28 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 6) : You’d like that wouldn’t you :evil:

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.09.09 11:31:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Let’s be superstitious and let Stefan “captain” till the end…

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.09.09 11:34:29 by blackshark Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) :

    If you pick Kockett???

    Damn right I will love it!!!

    Takes your whole backline out of the equation!

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.09.09 11:41:40 by Morné Reply
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  • Holy Sheit!!

    My global standing in the SB is now 251st out of 39,262 players!! I climbed 487 places since last week!!

    :wink:

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.09.09 11:59:46 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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  • @SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) (Comment 10) : Wonder, if like your team, it will go pear shaped in the knockout stages :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.09.09 12:16:30 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 11) :

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! :twisted:

    Not this time, Boetie!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.09.09 12:22:50 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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  • @SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) (Comment 10) :

    Nice one Icey – wish I could donate my points to you – cos I’m going the opposite direction.

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.09.09 12:26:52 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 13) :

    R10,000 up for grabs for the global winner of the CC….I reckon we can have a decent get-together with that!! So – please find out if you can transfer you points!! :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.09.09 12:32:21 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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  • @SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) (Comment 14) :

    Maybe Rob can do something about that – if he’s any good at what he does… :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.09.09 12:45:30 by blackshark Reply

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  • Hi all. :grin:

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.09.09 13:16:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 16) :

    Hey Klemp-one…

    Why are we in a good mood today? :smile:

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.09.09 13:21:52 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 17) : It’s raining at the ground so no work to do! :grin:

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.09.09 13:58:25 by klempie Reply

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  • @SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) (Comment 10) :
    Ys-(s)ter

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.09.09 14:01:35 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • see it gonna rain the whole week in durbs until saturday :cry:

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.09.09 14:03:35 by willa Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 9) : Morras you won’t get to the final. Just get over it.

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.09.09 14:05:27 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 19) :

    :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.09.09 14:13:58 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 21) : Hello Klempie, soek jy alweer moeilikheid? ;-)

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.09.09 14:23:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) : Dis tradiesies! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.09.09 14:24:52 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 24) : Ek was so besig die laaste tyd.Het ek enige goeie punch-up’s gemis?? Dit is weer tyd vir n goeie 500 comment geselsie

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.09.09 14:31:39 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Ja well no fine…

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.09.09 14:46:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • Saracens created history at Wembley Stadium on Saturday when 44,832 fans watched Steve Borthwick’s team record a hard-fought 19-16 victory over Northampton Saints.

    Centre Brad Barritt said: “I used to watch football matches at the stadium when I was a child so to be able to play out on the pitch was a fantastic experience and one that I will never forget.”

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.09.09 15:15:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 27) :

    Is hy ‘n Soutie?? :shock:

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.09.09 15:31:35 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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  • http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2008/10/29/i-can-not-describe-this-feeling/

    Just read that again….I want to feel like that again!!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.09.09 15:57:01 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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  • @SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) (Comment 28) : Barritt? Hy’s n moffie. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.09.09 16:18:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 25) : LOL. Wel ek is ‘n bietjie besig hierdie kant in Soutieland so jy moet die punch up waarskynlik begin. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.09.09 16:34:54 by klempie Reply

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  • @SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) (Comment 1) : It’s easy to feel like a big happy family when you are winning. You’ll never hear a losing team saying anything like that.

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.09.09 10:32:00 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 32) :

    i suppose..

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.09.09 10:37:46 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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