I’ve given John Plumtree a lot of stick here recently, so I think it’s only fair that I give him credit when he does something right.
Fact is, petulance and ill-discipline are a cancer in the Sharks team right now and no matter how much we blame referees and other factors, this aspect alone is the single biggest reason we are not getting the results. I believe we would have beaten the Chiefs had it not been for Bismarck du Plessis’s yellow card, just as we would certainly have beaten the Waratahs had the other du Plessis and Andy Goode not both been carded.
A string of kickable penalties conceded in our own half brought the Cheetahs back into a game that we again should have won. It’s simply not good enough and it can’t go on.
Plummo – I agree with you 100% on this one. Throw the book at the offender, whoever it happens to be. Define what the acceptable standard is and stick to it rigidly. The guys can’t say they haven’t been warned. The Sharks players may well be frustrated for a whole bunch of different reasons but you need to show them quite clearly that allowing those emotions to spill over on the field of play will simply no longer be tolerated.
It’s time for everyone to start acting like grownups and take responsibility for their actions.Tweet