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Crusaders cruise past sloppy Sharks


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 26 Feb 2010 at 10:55
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The Crusaders recovered from last week’s loss to the Reds by beating the Sharks 35-6 in Christchurch in the first match of Round 3 in the Super14 on Friday.
 
The Crusaders outscored the Sharks by four tries to nil with the last two tries coming in the last ten minutes as Andy Goode was sent to the sin bin for a high tackle on Dan Carter.
 
Zac Guildford scored two tries for the Crusaders while replacements Adam Whitelock and Quentin McDonald added tries in a bonus-point win.
 
Dan Carter converted three tries and landed three penalties but had a hand in the Crusaders tries and scored 15 points in total.
 
The match also saw the return of Richie McCaw to Super 14 rugby as a second-half replacement for the Crusaders.
 
The All Blacks captain missed the first two rounds while on extended leave but returned to give the Crusaders a boost after a second-round loss to the Reds.
 
The Durban-based Sharks lost Springboks captain John Smit twice to the blood bin before he was finally forced from the field with a head cut after 69 minutes.
 
“Our defense set the tone for us tonight,” Crusaders captain Kieran Read said.
 
“There were some great hits going in from the boys and that set things up for us.”
 
Halfback Rory Kockott kicked a long-range penalty to give the Sharks a 3-0 lead after only two minutes after Crusaders lock Brad Thorn, in his first Super 14 start of the season, was found to have dangerously tackled No. 8 Ryan Kankowski.
 
Guildford retrieved the lead for the Crusaders in the 18th minute, cutting sharply infield from the left wing to take the final pass of a movement which began with a Sharks turnover.
 
Carter missed the conversion – one of his two misses Friday – but landed a 34th-minute penalty to give the Crusaders a 10-6 lead.
 
Penalties to Carter in the 48th and 61st minutes gave the Crusaders a 10-point lead and Guildford’s intercept try in the 69th minute sealed the home team’s victory.
 
Tries to replacements Whitelock and McDonald earned the Crusaders a bonus point and left the Sharks without a win after three games.
 
“We’ve now had three disappointing results, but we were beaten by a better team tonight,” Smit said.
 
“We made errors in defense, which you can’t make against a team like the Crusaders.”

Article Courtesy of Super14.com
 



95 Comments

  • We Will survive and things WILL improve.

    Black and White nothing else matters.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.02.10 10:58:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Jip, in 2012, we’ll make the final again. History has a way of repeating itself.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.02.10 11:01:00 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 2) : :mrgreen:

    I’m banking on it happening sooner than that. :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.02.10 11:02:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 2005: Sharks finished 12th in the last Super 12 season. Putt was fired halfway through the tournament.
    5 years later
    2010: Sharks to finish 14th in the last Super 14 season. Plum to be fired halfway through the tournament.

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.02.10 11:05:16 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • Oh dear!!! :shock:

    Thank goodness I didn’t watch the game!! :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.02.10 11:12:56 by wpw Reply
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  • Look, this is totally unacceptable, and we all know that the Bulls are doing something right, and that is exactly what Dick Muir did right when he was coach of the Sharks. Back your players coming through. That is the most important thing that has ever.

    We need a urgent overhaul at the Sharks, and that included oom Rudi being kicked out.
    The confidence of the players is just not there, and they have no believe in each other, no respect for each other and the couches have really messed up a family feel that should be there.

    The other thing I would like to bring to the attention of others is, how much has PDV actually done for the good of Sharks rugby? Since he has taken over he has actually taken the Sharks camp apart, re Ruan, Frans, J.Smit, Bissie. I like to think he is the one who has actually created all the confusion in the camp from the start, Also its very funny how when a WP coach, coaches the Boks then all of a sudden WP seems to be able to lure high profile players. I think a article should be written about this.

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.02.10 11:25:51 by Uli Reply
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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 4) :

    2000, Sharks lose 1st three games and end last
    2002, Sharks lose 1st three games and end 10th
    2005, Sharks lose 1st three games and end last

    But wait here is another very interesting stat.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.02.10 11:30:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Uli (Comment 6) : you volunteering? :)

    Welcome to the site

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.02.10 11:30:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : we are waiting.

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.02.10 11:34:45 by try time Reply

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  • still waiting for the interesting stat.

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.02.10 11:36:22 by try time Reply

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  • i know what it is, the sharks bounce back?

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.02.10 11:36:48 by try time Reply

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  • Thanx, yip I am happy to help where I can, if you would allow it. :)

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.02.10 11:40:59 by Uli Reply
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  • Results after Rnd 3 since 2000.

    2000 – 0/3 ended 12th
    2001 – 3/3 ended 2nd
    2002 – 0/3 ended 10th
    2003 – 1/3 ended 11th
    2004 – 1/3 ended 7th
    2005 – 0/3 ended 12th
    2006 – 1/3 ended 5th
    2007 – 3/3 ended 1st
    2008 – 3/3 ended 3rd
    2009 – 3/3 ended 6th

    0/3 3 times in our history and we ended no higher than 10th.
    1/3 3 times in our history and we ended no higher than 5th

    We need something phenominal to turn this around. Does this team look like they have what it takes to do that? Maybe not at the moment, but I know they DO HAVE IT even if it doesn’t LOOK like it.

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.02.10 11:42:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 9) :

    I was typing. :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.02.10 11:42:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : what interesting stat?

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.02.10 11:42:56 by war1 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : i wrote an article on it after the 1st round, it is quite significant losing your first game i believe, especially for the sharks

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.02.10 11:44:52 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 15) : the one that says we are f@#%%^d

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.02.10 11:52:20 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 17) : pretty much, yes

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.02.10 11:53:28 by war1 Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 17) : i probably wrote that one. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.02.10 11:54:20 by try time Reply

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  • Dont lose faith! The sharks just have to tweak the gameplan a bit. They must just keep gymin and training hard. Also lets not forget the crusaders made it bladdy, difficult. We will come right, we are almost there. Waratahs will be tired after a loftus attack and jet lag. The guys were also alot more commited this week. GO SHARKS!

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.02.10 11:54:47 by JJR Reply
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  • Where does one apply for a Sharks job?

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.02.10 11:55:13 by Morné Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 19) : i think there has been more than one ;-)

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.02.10 11:56:42 by war1 Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 20) : you’re uncompromisingly positive, bit of a refreshing change from the rest of us on here

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.02.10 11:57:52 by war1 Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 6) :

    PDV was never a WP coach!!! Well not at senior level anyway!! :roll:

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.02.10 12:01:12 by wpw Reply
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  • watched the game on streaming video
    first 10 min not bad.Goode?wtf?

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.02.10 12:09:59 by Dameon Reply

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  • @wpw

    Very clever boy… :oops:
    He was assitant coach of WP.
    and let me guess he is from kzn or JHB….

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.02.10 12:13:26 by Uli Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 26) :

    I know he is from Paarl but that doesn’t mean he favours WP.

    Look at Jake White, when he became Bok coach people also claimed that he favoured players from Slaapstad and yet he is from Jozi is he not?? The likes of DWB, Marius Joubert, Bolla, JDV, Eddie Andrews, were selected etc and yet we won the Tri Nations with those players.

    The following year he dropped most of them becos they were not performing.

    Please tell me who does/did PDV favour from WP that did not deserve to play for the Boks in since he became coach?? :???:

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.02.10 12:25:46 by wpw Reply
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  • Time to hit the liquor store . .. I feel a long depressing weekend coming on.

    I must really get myself some new friends.

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.02.10 12:37:51 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : only just got back from the shops,and let me tell you something Black and White nothing else matters. That true and wise words but to go into a shop where everybody knows you is shit aagg the sharks did it again that hurt not sore looser but enough is enough something must be done and now not next year today :cry:

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.02.10 12:52:12 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 2) : when is what i would like to know i really can’t believe this is the same sharks i know that won the cc just no words :cry:

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.02.10 12:53:36 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Uli (Comment 6) : why don’t you get some stars :smile:

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.02.10 12:56:00 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @JJR (Comment 20) : why gim what about doing the training that won us the wc in 1995 run up hill etc and get the basics right etc :?:

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.02.10 12:58:48 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 28) : be careful the morning after oh gee my head hurts bro :oops: :smile:

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.02.10 13:01:55 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @JJR (Comment 20) : I’m glad to see there is at least ONE optimist….and it’s not me

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.02.10 13:02:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • gee has anybody got something that will make me feel better just down in the shit and not a very nice place to i’m going to do alot of crying today :cry: :???:

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.02.10 13:15:00 by Charmaine Reply

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  • The point I was actually making was the its funny how a coach who is a WP boy, coach the Boks , how WP all of a sudden are able to sign up big names, that was the point I made, no other.

    Do some home work and have a look for your selfs.

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.02.10 13:16:44 by Uli Reply
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  • @Charmaine (Comment 32) : That was because our side did not have the best players. They said they might not be the most talented, but that they will be the fittest. The Sharks have all the Class they just don’t know how to mold it together at this stage. Also trust me being bigger and stronger than other players give you a big boost mentally; i know from personal experience. If we don’t win next week i will be really gutted cause i think the Waratahs are gonns be buggered after there tour in SA.

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.02.10 13:17:35 by JJR Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 34) : Ja, it is tough to be optimistic when your team is playing like this, especially if you look at what we have on paper. It just shows that there is something not quite right. Personally i think our gameplan needs adjusting, then results will start swinging our way. Eg. we must play in there have. Then we can start the work. Ruan must get it into the corners and we will play from there. Also keep possesion in there half is critical; we will have way more opportunities to kick at goal. nuff said. They must bladdy wake up and take responsibility!

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.02.10 13:21:38 by JJR Reply
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  • @ Charmaine, how am I suppose to do that? I am new, as of today!

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.02.10 13:23:11 by Uli Reply
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  • To be honest sharksworld should become Sharks asstant coach; man would we see the results then! ;-)

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.02.10 13:24:17 by JJR Reply
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  • @Uli (Comment 36) :

    Who are these big name players??

    I think that Habs and Fourie moved to WP becos of the lifestyle here in CT. We always try to sign the best performing players and have been for years.

    Joubert
    Kempson
    Joe Van Niekerk
    Luke Watson
    Mujati
    Januarie
    Jantjes

    I doubt it has anything to do with PDV being Bok coach.

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.02.10 13:32:32 by wpw Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 38) : It’s easy to say that, let’s make sure we play in their half, then we’ll score tries, we did get into their half about 3 times and didn’t come close, aside from an excellent rolling maul that eventually came to nothing.

    It’s hard to blame Plum alone, there were 12 Boks in the starting lineup, and he didn’t kick the ball directly out into touch, or miss tons of tackles? Nor was he tired in the last 10 minutes which is a very real fact given the travel.

    But we seem to have no game plan, or we are trying to make players play a way they can’t, rather than creating a game plan around the players you have.

    The Sharks are easily the most predictable team in the tournament and sadly, we don’t look close to scoring tries nor do we look like when we hit our straps we’ll score 40 or 50 points.

    But I’ll be back for more punishment next Saturday!

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.02.10 13:34:14 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 41) :

    HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Lifestyle line is OURS not the Stormers. Cape Life is gay, not something that Lures players at all.

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.02.10 13:35:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 41) :

    No Venter, Kalie Woekie, and other pensioners on that list?

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.02.10 13:36:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 42) : and we’ll ALL be here with you, cos that’s just what we do. Btw, I know I owe you a ‘pyramid’ email! Will find time tomorrow

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.02.10 13:36:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.02.10 13:38:55 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 42) : and punishment it is. well it looks like it is going to be a long season unless we try something new. give the youngsters a shot. but we cannot carry on with this downward spiral.

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.02.10 13:41:05 by try time Reply

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  • i`m disappointed in the final score – but we still have six games in south africa ( [email protected],[email protected],[email protected] ).BUT SHARKS HAVE NOW LOST 7 OF 8 S14 GAMES :!: :!: … on radiosondergrense sportsreporter said it SEEMS as if there is problems between senior players and the coach-but he has no inside info… but back to reality as we know it -sharks in bottom 3 :shock: :sad: :oops: :x :?: :cry: …but what if we come home and go 6 for 6 (wins)..and 2 away wins ?only a hypothesis.. but that is 8 wins = 32 pts .. mid-table finish (9-6) .. plus 2 more bonus pts on tour =34 pts ..added to our current 2 pts =36 pts .. who knows ?

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.02.10 13:43:52 by bergshark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) :

    I said the ‘best players’ ;-)

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.02.10 13:49:57 by wpw Reply
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  • did not take into account any 4-try bonus points being accrued by the team .. but THEY ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO BEAT EVERY TEAM IN THE S14 ..that i still believe ..SHARKS 4EVER ..

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.02.10 13:51:53 by bergshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 41) :
    No politics, you should know better. :twisted:

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.02.10 13:59:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Sharks win – we praise ‘em, so if they lose, they should expect criticism.

    No excuse for 3 consecutive losses.

    Time to look at things systemically: what is the driving factor here?

    Thank goodness I was too busy to follow the game.

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.02.10 13:59:55 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 45) : cool stuff, as long as it isn’t a pyramid scheme

  • Comment 53, posted at 26.02.10 14:01:38 by Baldrick Reply

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  • we need to fall back in greater numbers so as to give terblanche or the wing ,options to counter-attack ball kicked to them by opposition :!: but passing technique remains problematic .. can the players move the ball in 3 passes 50 metres (across the field) accurately and fast? that is a major skill to develop because you move the ball to opposite side of field where there always is space ..

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.02.10 14:01:39 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 54) : talk of passing technique, how do professional rugby players not know how to pass a ball so that the receiver doesn’t have to stop/jump/dive forward/reach behind him to get the ball?

    It is sadly neglected in SA an a symptom of a deeper problem that arises from when the biggest kid is able to run through the smaller kids, and thus never needs to pass or catch.

    Blame the coaches for not working on it, and blame the players for not taking time to develop the skill.

    It’s like a jobs for pals thing where you can’t do the job, but because the money is there, you do it, knowing you can’t do it.

    Well, read the Nike slogan – Just do it!

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.02.10 14:04:30 by Baldrick Reply

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  • if this team starts getting coached ,imagine their potential……and if admin comes to the party … WHOOHA !!!!!

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.02.10 14:06:19 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 52) : no you can excuse three losses, if the sharks put the best in and lost them to a better team but the way the sharks have lost the last three there is no excuse for, and all criticism should be received with open arms.

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.02.10 14:06:21 by try time Reply

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  • the sharks players better watch out. the first game was a verbal warning. the second game a written etc. one more poor performance and the lot of them can be fired.

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.02.10 14:08:31 by try time Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 55) : BECAUSE OF OUR SCHOOLS RUGBY .. KANKO SHOULD`VE BEEN BACKLINE PLAYER ..FROM EARLY YEARS ..ALWAYS HEAR OF THIS “PLETHORA OF QUALITY LOOSIES “…because some of them should`ve been backs

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.02.10 14:11:07 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 55) : not only that, what about knock ons. there are far to many of those for a “professional” outfit.

  • Comment 60, posted at 26.02.10 14:12:45 by try time Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 59) : i agree, far too many average loosies could have been great centres.

  • Comment 61, posted at 26.02.10 14:13:45 by try time Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 59) :

  • Comment 62, posted at 26.02.10 14:14:05 by bergshark Reply

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  • well….anyone still fancy Smit at 3?

  • Comment 63, posted at 26.02.10 14:16:14 by grant10 Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 55) : sorry `bout capital letters ..not shouting @you

  • Comment 64, posted at 26.02.10 14:16:30 by bergshark Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 61) : “hear,hear” to that..sadly,our coaching is not up to standard :cry:

  • Comment 65, posted at 26.02.10 14:18:32 by bergshark Reply

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  • The Saders were not better than the Sharks today the Sharks were kak! Simple! No handspeed in the backs, no running angles by the strike runners! No ideas of what to do with good ball. Forwards pick&go when no support around! All the players looked hesitant in everything they did! The Bok FR got their heads shoved through their backsides! Only players IMO that can hold their heads up are Kanko and Bismark!
    Oh and worst of all they were blowing 20min into the game – seious lack of fitness!?

  • Comment 66, posted at 26.02.10 14:18:37 by JT-www.rugby-innsbruck.at Reply

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  • @JT-www.rugby-innsbruck.at (Comment 66) :

    PS: reminds me of a lot of teams over the years that did not do the basics in preseason!

  • Comment 67, posted at 26.02.10 14:19:50 by JT-www.rugby-innsbruck.at Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 58) : no ,they should keep this team going …first time in years our s14 team will play cc .. `coz none of them playing 4 the `boks :grin:

  • Comment 68, posted at 26.02.10 14:20:42 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 68) :

    You have the players to turn it around! Just get some inspiration in there! What is Eddie Jones doing??

  • Comment 69, posted at 26.02.10 14:22:26 by JT-www.rugby-innsbruck.at Reply

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  • I though Kanko at the back of the scrum was very poor, he does not have the handling skills under pressure. Alberts was having a good game and as a specialist Number 8, should be at the back of the scrums.

  • Comment 70, posted at 26.02.10 14:49:36 by Baldrick Reply

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  • until such time that Plum accepts a crumbling scrum is the key recipe for disaster….the sharks will continue to struggle. The foundation is just not there. My heart goes out to Kanko and Kockitt…dammit it must be hell behind that pack. Smit must never be allowed a 3 jersey again…step 1.

    step 2….hang onto Kockitt….ruan can rather go….

  • Comment 71, posted at 26.02.10 14:51:55 by grant10 Reply

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  • step 3…..put out to pasture…Odwa….ruan….muller…..terblanche….In my opinion Smit at 2 or retire….simple.

    This disaster will reach catastrophic proportions if not treated now!

  • Comment 72, posted at 26.02.10 14:54:18 by grant10 Reply

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  • @JT-www.rugby-innsbruck.at (Comment 66) : Or jetlag.

  • Comment 73, posted at 26.02.10 15:00:05 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 70) : put ryan at inside centre. he hangs out there most the game anyway.

  • Comment 74, posted at 26.02.10 15:12:41 by try time Reply

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  • i am not grant10, if anyone was wondering.

  • Comment 75, posted at 26.02.10 15:13:44 by try time Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 73) :

    Jetlag does not explain the 1st 2 games. Same symptoms!

  • Comment 76, posted at 26.02.10 15:14:03 by JT-www.rugby-innsbruck.at Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 73) : well then they have one last game to prove themselves. first game keith brown was poor, second pro was shocking and today it is jetlag. so lets see what the reason is next week.

  • Comment 77, posted at 26.02.10 15:15:50 by try time Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 63) : :?: :?: :?:

    Were we suffering in the scrums?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    You keep banging that drum mate don’t let reality get in the way.

  • Comment 78, posted at 26.02.10 15:52:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I dont have words to describe ‘this’. I dont/cant even analyse the game in my head because there were so many basic errors with a very basic stereotype gameplan… I ..I.. I … Never mind.

  • Comment 79, posted at 26.02.10 15:53:12 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • IF we had played 15 forwards on the field today the result would have been no different.

    I can’t understand how our backs can be so uninventive and static. There is no communication or direction. After three phases nobody is in position or the backline is full of tight forwards, who invariably get the ball standing still.

    This is not how to play rugby.

  • Comment 80, posted at 26.02.10 16:10:21 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 78) : my good man….you were brutually exposed in the scrums….and if you didnt notice….you werent watching.

    Put your head in the sand if you like….the losses will continue to mount…next week is Tahs….with Smits nemesis at loosehead…Robinson. I sincerely suggest a wake up….all the sarcasm and snide remarks going to count for little ….you may score points on the site with the fans….but you not going to score where it counts…on the field. If sharks serious…they better start making some big decisions. Sadly, it seems you not serious?

  • Comment 81, posted at 26.02.10 16:13:11 by grant10 Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 81) :

    You need to have another look at the game. We WERE penalised in the scrums but that was purely because the ref was doing a one for you one for me system against John and Crockett.

    We suffered at the back of the scrum even when going forward and that was because Ellis was allowed to come around way to far. Hardly something John can be blamed for, but I’m sure you’ll come up with a reason.

    John will Captain the Boks at the 2011 RWC from Tighthead. Despite all your criticism. Accept it and start making peace with it.

  • Comment 82, posted at 26.02.10 16:21:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I have to agree with Grant 10. How many times could Kankowski pick the ball up from the back of the scrum with us stable or going forward? The minority of times is what I saw.

  • Comment 83, posted at 26.02.10 16:24:32 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 83) : :smile:

    See my comment. :)

  • Comment 84, posted at 26.02.10 16:26:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 42) : Did not say we will score tries, but with more possession in their half we would have got at least three more penalties and that could have kept us in the game; also the Crusaders side defended damn good.When we had ball in their half kockett imediately had a chnce to kick a penalty, he tapped, but thats besides the point.

  • Comment 85, posted at 26.02.10 16:29:35 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 85) :

    Saders defense good? What was there to defend against? The Sharks attack was woeful – you can’t even call it an attack :evil:

  • Comment 86, posted at 26.02.10 16:33:27 by JT-www.rugby-innsbruck.at Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 83) : Kanko should just pick it up without playing around for about five seconds, just flip it to kockett standing off and then let him kick the up and under for the wings. (on Defence). Attack is all about getting it in and out super fast, hook it like your life depends on it. Kanko must realize he is not gonna take us over the advantage line all the time, just give it to someone who can kick it down the field.

  • Comment 87, posted at 26.02.10 16:35:18 by JJR Reply
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  • @JT-www.rugby-innsbruck.at (Comment 86) : Ja, agree, but you have to say stoping deysel and alberts in their tracks is not easy. Meaning they did not allow us to go forward, therefore our attack could nver really get going even if we wanted to.

  • Comment 88, posted at 26.02.10 16:36:13 by JJR Reply
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  • none so blind….as those that allow there ego to cloud there better judgement. Smit to lead boks at 2011 from tightead?

    Thats simply insanity….

  • Comment 89, posted at 26.02.10 16:42:54 by grant10 Reply

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  • its not kanko….he is a bloody good 8 man….its not kockitt either. It is damn hard to play behind that pack at scrum time….i despair for all the players who reputations are nose diving because of a scrum that is in turbo reverse . That so called Bok front row has been wobbly ever since B Lions 2 nd test….that needs to be fixed…Bissy and Beast not great scrummagers….so with a hooker at 3…its suicide at this level…..

    key is to admit it…and plan ahead…all this posturing that the problem is not there is fruitless….Tahs will be praying smit at 3 against them….as will most teams…never mind Test nations….they will all target Bok and sharks scrum.

    Ever thought when cancer set in today for sharks??? After 1 st scrum….go look again….

  • Comment 90, posted at 26.02.10 16:47:49 by grant10 Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 90) :
    Dude, I’m gutted at the loss, but I wish I could say the loss was due to a simple poitional issue; sadly, its much deeper than that.

  • Comment 91, posted at 26.02.10 17:40:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 84) : Sorry, I didn’t see it that way. To me it looked like we couldn’t steady the scrum and got turned enough to offer no protection to Kanko. And besides, why not change things and let Rory pick up at the back if it isn’t working?

  • Comment 92, posted at 26.02.10 18:01:17 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 37) : well agree with you there but still have to play to win no use just running on the field and not wining you go on the field with your head up high and win but for some reason the sharks ran on but with their heads down instead of up and they can do better got the cc and nearly got to finals last year s 14 whats wrong with the bunch so still think something very very wrong down in sharks tank :sad:

  • Comment 93, posted at 27.02.10 05:44:24 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 48) : yes who knows just maybe just maybe also heard about that story last night at a braai but some say its smit he is just to old well he is getting old but still think he is a good captain i also think it the coaches etc up above that are giving our boys shit because this is not the team i know :sad:

  • Comment 94, posted at 27.02.10 05:49:55 by Charmaine Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 56) : well have ourseleves a s 14 and s 15 i guess ;-) @KSA Shark © (Comment 78) : their hearts are not in the game thats all :sad:

  • Comment 95, posted at 27.02.10 05:53:48 by Charmaine Reply

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