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1st Div Final – Eagles 19 v Pumas 47 F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Admin, Currie Cup, In the news on 16 Oct 2009 at 07:07
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SWD Eagles coach Johann Lerm said his team will go into Friday’s First Division Final against the Pumas in Witbank as underdogs.

The Pumas, who ended the season in first position on the log following their 31-18 victory over the Mighty Elephants, last Friday, has not conceded a defeat at home yet. But despite this, Lerm is optimistic of his team’s chances to secure the coveted title.

“I do prefer to be the underdog, but we also have a surprise or two for our opponents in store,” said the SWD Eagles coach.

Lerm has selected the same starting team that defeated the Griffons 31-18 in last weekend’s First Division semifinal for Friday night’s finale.

Experienced players such as Wayne Bennett, Gaffie du Toit and Wickus Harmse have been selected on the bench for Friday’s Final.

“It is also just fair to give the players that have been in such good form last weekend another run,” he added.

Meanwhile Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has changed his centres and loose-forward combinations in preparations of Friday’s First Division Final against the SWD Eagles.

Former Blue Bulls Under-21 captain Pieter Meyer is afford his first start of the season and will replace Corné Steenkamp, who is relegated to the bench. Doppies le Roux and Jaco Bouwer will form the rest of the loose forward trio for the hosts.

Stonehouse has also selected veteran Hyron Thyse at inside centre with Shaun Venter shifting to outside centre.

The rest of the backline will see the likes of MJ Mentz, who recently signed on with the Springbok Sevens, and wings Braam Pretorius and Allistair Kettledas, included the starting team.

“There will be pressure on the players to perform with this game being a Final, but I am sure the guys will be ready and up for it,” said Stonehouse.

“They’ve consistently performed well this season and hopefully the guys will carry that form into the final.”

Teams:

Pumas: 15 MJ Mentz, 14 Braam Pretorius, 13 Shaun Venter, 12 Hyron Thyse, 11 Allistair Kettledas, 10 Valentine van Wyk, 9 Jacques Coetzee, 8 Doppies le Roux, 7 Pieter Meyer, 6 Jaco Bouwer, 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Eduan van der Walt, 3 Ashley Buys, 2 Hannes Franklin, 1 Ronnie Uys.
Replacements: 16 Dee-Jay Terblanche, 17 Dawie Steyn, 18 Savage van Heerden, 19 Corné Steenkamp, 20 Martin Sithole, 21 Juan Visser, 22 Ashwin Scott.

SWD Eagles: 15 Bevin Fortuin (captain), 14 Norman Nelson, 13 Bobby Joubert, 12 Isak Saayman, 11 Baldwin McBean, 10 Ricardo Croy, 9 Jandré Blom, 8 Jody Burch, 7 Jacques Engelbrecht, 6 Victor Joubert, 5 Henry Grimes, 4 Giant Mtyanda, 3 Tiaan de Kock, 2 Junior Leota, 1 Jaco Terblanche.
Replacements: 16 Wayne Bennett, 17 Brood van der Westhuizen, 18 Wickus Harmse, 19 Wikus Liebenberg, 20 Dougie Hellmuth, 21 Gaffie du Toit, 22 Joe Breytenbach.

Date: Friday, October 16
Venue: Pumas Stadium, Witbank
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Phillip Bosch, Stuart Berry
TMO: Gerrie Coetzee

Article courtesy of Rugby 365



93 Comments

  • 11 Allistair Kettledas
    18 Savage van Heerden
    17 Brood van der Westhuizen :lol:

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.10.09 08:29:53 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : Brood played a game or 2 for WP.Just like TANK lanning.

    GO EAGLES

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.10.09 17:46:44 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • how can you not support a team containing a Giant Mtyanda!

    Go Eagles

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.10.09 18:09:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Scored a toit intercept last week.Why am I still at work?

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.10.09 18:23:37 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • anybody keeping an eye on a score?

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.10.09 18:52:53 by rekinek (the battle has begun...) Reply
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  • @rekinek (the battle has begun…) (Comment 5) :

    Kick-off in 7minutes time.

    it is not on Arab TV. :sad:

    I will be following online though

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.10.09 19:04:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I can’t find it online.

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.10.09 19:18:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Eagles 3 – 0 Pumas

    Penalty by Croy.

    not sure on the timing

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.10.09 19:20:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 20minutes

    Eagles 10 – 9 Pumas

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.10.09 19:36:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Pumas 15 – Eagles 9 / 23min

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.10.09 19:38:31 by diablo Reply

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  • Pumas 21 – Eagles 9 / 38min

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.10.09 19:55:23 by diablo Reply

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  • Pumas seem to be running away with this.

    Altitude? it’s only the 1st half.

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.10.09 19:59:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Pumas playing tight game – starving Eagles of posession. Methinks it is mor attitude than altitude.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.10.09 20:10:32 by diablo Reply

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  • If Pumas score a try next then they may as well start engraving their name on the trophy.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.10.09 20:15:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Did they forget to start the 2nd half? ;-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.10.09 20:24:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Pumas 28 – Eagles 12 / 57 min

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.10.09 20:27:14 by diablo Reply

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  • Pumas 33 – Eagles 12 / 62 min
    Think the engraver is doing the “a” in Pumas already :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.10.09 20:30:29 by diablo Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 17) :

    :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.10.09 20:34:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Pumas 40 – Eagles 12 / 73 min
    I hear strains of “Aida” in the background – some fat lady singing :?: :razz:

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.10.09 20:45:06 by diablo Reply

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  • Pumas 40 – 12 Eagles

    75min

    Game Over IMO

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.10.09 20:45:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @diablo (Comment 19) : :smile:

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.10.09 20:46:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Pumas 40 – 19 Eagles / Kan amper nie glo nie :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.10.09 20:50:04 by diablo Reply

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  • Pumas 47 – 19 Eagles FT :smile:

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.10.09 20:52:28 by diablo Reply

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  • Well done Pumas!!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.10.09 20:57:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Thanks for the updates Diablo. ;-)

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.10.09 21:13:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • You’re welcome :razz:

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.10.09 21:25:06 by diablo Reply

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  • Well done Pumas, great game

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.10.09 00:35:14 by mbayshark Reply
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  • If Pumas take out Boland, there will only be two coastal 2 coastal teams left in the Premier part of the Currie Cup.

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.10.09 06:47:55 by mbayshark Reply
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  • So come on SWD take out the leopards and keep the numbers up!

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.10.09 06:48:59 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Watched most of this game. Pumas left many points out there, the score could have easilly have been closer to 60.
    Pumas have a very potent scrum and look a well drilled side.
    Take a bow Jimmy Stonehouse.
    I fear that Boland will not be able to maintain their premier division status.

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.10.09 09:40:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 30) : and yet the Pumas lost every single Premier Division game two years ago…

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.10.09 10:05:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • there is a mistake in a title – the numbers shou;d be swopped.

    Well done Pumas – now take our Boland – we’ve seen enough of them not doing much :mrgreen: and maybe we’ll have excuse to go to witbank :-) )

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.10.09 10:05:23 by rekinek (the battle has begun...) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :
    New administration, new coach.
    Pumas of 2/3 years ago was a shambles, much like Boland at the moment.

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.10.09 10:40:50 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @rekinek (the battle has begun…) (Comment 32) :
    I want Boland to win for the same reason.
    I get a chance to see the Sharks, u21s to play and take a Friday afternoon off. :cool:

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.10.09 10:44:59 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 34) : will see who gets lucky :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.10.09 10:54:11 by rekinek (the battle has begun...) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :
    Dont expect anything to change if they get promoted. The same can be said for Boland, Eagles, Leopards.
    As soon as they show any promise then they will be pillaged by the big boys.

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.10.09 11:14:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @rekinek (the battle has begun…) (Comment 35) :
    Actually its a win win for me, I have a very soft spot for the Pumas and would not mind them going through and doing well.

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.10.09 11:17:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 37) :
    Damn it, I also have a soft spot for the Boland!!!!

    Maybe I will just sit back, put my feet up and let them take care of themselves.

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.10.09 11:20:27 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : good idea. not like we can do anything else.

    @Salmonoid (Comment 36) : true. even griquas seem to be affected now . looks like mokoena is going to lions. if it wouldn’t be for abundance of good scrummies Pretorius would be on his way as well.

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.10.09 11:24:31 by rekinek (the battle has begun...) Reply
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  • I Though the Pumas won :?:

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.10.09 09:29:54 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 40) : they did

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.10.09 09:45:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • Curriecup Promotion/Relegation game between Leopards and SWD from Potchefstroom

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.10.09 17:23:32 by mbayshark Reply
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  • SWD start the game with the kick-off

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.10.09 17:32:55 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Penalty to SWD, its over and they lead 3 – 0. Go Eagles!! :grin:

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.10.09 17:36:41 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Another penalty to the Eagles on the halfway line

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.10.09 17:39:48 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Ricardo Croy converts and the Eagles lead 6-0

  • Comment 46, posted at 24.10.09 17:40:18 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Leopards score!

  • Comment 47, posted at 24.10.09 17:42:02 by mbayshark Reply
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  • 6-5 conversion to follow

  • Comment 48, posted at 24.10.09 17:42:18 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Conversion missed. Eagles still lead 6-5

  • Comment 49, posted at 24.10.09 17:43:37 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Penelty to the eagles. Great line kick. Line-out to the eagles 10m out

  • Comment 50, posted at 24.10.09 17:45:36 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Eagles knock the ball on. Leopards ball

  • Comment 51, posted at 24.10.09 17:46:44 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Another try for the Leopards in the corner by Damas.

  • Comment 52, posted at 24.10.09 17:53:39 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Conversion missed. Leopards lead 12-6

  • Comment 53, posted at 24.10.09 17:56:18 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Eagles get a penalty almost straight away and take the 3 points to get the score up to 12-9 for the leopards

  • Comment 54, posted at 24.10.09 17:57:09 by mbayshark Reply
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  • 3rd try to the leopards

  • Comment 55, posted at 24.10.09 17:59:45 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Conversion over and the Leopards extend their lead. Score now 19-9

  • Comment 56, posted at 24.10.09 18:00:26 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Leopards score their bonus point try under the posts from their own 22.

  • Comment 57, posted at 24.10.09 18:04:50 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Cecil Du Mond converts and Leopards now lead 26-9

  • Comment 58, posted at 24.10.09 18:07:38 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Joubert scores for the eagles and the conversion is over. Score now 26-16 to the Leopards

  • Comment 59, posted at 24.10.09 18:11:14 by mbayshark Reply
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  • The halftime whistle goes. 26-16 to the Leopards

  • Comment 60, posted at 24.10.09 18:19:08 by mbayshark Reply
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  • And the Leopards kick off to get the 2nd half going

  • Comment 61, posted at 24.10.09 18:29:51 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Another penalty to the Leopards and they now lead 29=16

  • Comment 62, posted at 24.10.09 18:35:39 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Penalty to the Leopards, they extend their lead. 32-16

  • Comment 63, posted at 24.10.09 18:46:07 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Another penalty to the leopards and they will go for posts again.

  • Comment 64, posted at 24.10.09 18:50:10 by mbayshark Reply
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  • The kick is over 35-16

  • Comment 65, posted at 24.10.09 18:51:10 by mbayshark Reply
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  • 20 minutes to go

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  • Penalty to the eagles in front of the poles leopards tryline, they tap and go

  • Comment 67, posted at 24.10.09 18:52:16 by mbayshark Reply
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  • And the Eagles score under the poles. The conversion is over. The score now 35-23 to the leopards

  • Comment 68, posted at 24.10.09 18:54:36 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Penalty to the Leopards on the halfway line for a high tackle.

  • Comment 69, posted at 24.10.09 19:00:32 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Dumond kicks for poles but misses, the score stays 35-23 to the leopards

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  • Leopards might have scored, waiting for TMO decision

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  • Try scored 40-23 the leopards lead

  • Comment 72, posted at 24.10.09 19:05:34 by mbayshark Reply
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  • The conversion is over. 42-23

  • Comment 73, posted at 24.10.09 19:06:42 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Eagle score and convert, score now 42-30

  • Comment 74, posted at 24.10.09 19:13:19 by mbayshark Reply
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  • But the leopards hit straight back with a try. Conversion missed. The score now 47-30

  • Comment 75, posted at 24.10.09 19:13:58 by mbayshark Reply
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  • And now the eagles score again. Their bonus point try.

  • Comment 76, posted at 24.10.09 19:14:29 by mbayshark Reply
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  • The conversion is over. 47-37

  • Comment 77, posted at 24.10.09 19:15:02 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Only 2 minutes to go.

  • Comment 78, posted at 24.10.09 19:15:29 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Can the eagles score again to get another bonus point for losing with less than 7 points

  • Comment 79, posted at 24.10.09 19:16:04 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Yes they can they score in the corner. 47-42

  • Comment 80, posted at 24.10.09 19:17:48 by mbayshark Reply
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  • And a yellow card is awarded to a leopards player

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  • The conversion is missed. 47-42 to the leopards

  • Comment 82, posted at 24.10.09 19:18:55 by mbayshark Reply
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  • The final time whistle goes with the leopards winning the game 47-42

  • Comment 83, posted at 24.10.09 19:22:02 by mbayshark Reply
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  • Great come-back by the eagles though to get 2 bonus points out of the game!

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  • @mbayshark (Comment 84) : Now this was very clever Mbay I have my work cut out for me to catch you up now very Clever, but the Challenge is not over yet.!!

  • Comment 85, posted at 25.10.09 06:23:07 by Whindy Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Have you joined Rugbyzone its great you get all the rugby shows plus the games in full sans the adverts!!

  • Comment 86, posted at 25.10.09 06:30:03 by Whindy Reply
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  • @rekinek (the battle has begun…) (Comment 32) : Not sure I would ever want to Go to Wit :mrgreen: bank

  • Comment 87, posted at 25.10.09 07:22:20 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 36) : I agree these guys just don’t have the cash to take on these boys, plus everybody who is worth contracting is already taken!!

  • Comment 88, posted at 25.10.09 07:24:10 by Whindy Reply
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  • Is this a double header, the Eagles did well to come back though.

  • Comment 89, posted at 25.10.09 07:26:27 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 85) : Morning Whindy :smile:

  • Comment 90, posted at 25.10.09 07:58:40 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 89) : Yes its a double header, they are playing the second game next week.

  • Comment 91, posted at 25.10.09 07:59:20 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 89) : They are playing a mini log, so bonus points for 4 tries, loosing with 7 or less and point difference counts.

  • Comment 92, posted at 25.10.09 08:00:23 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 89) : Pumas to play Boland in Witbank and Eagles to play Leopards in George.

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