The Sharks played absolutely superbly on Saturday to down the Stormers. In the process, they gave their fans not only hope for the future, but also an agonising glimpse of what could have been this season, had they only discovered the same sort of form earlier and more consistently.
While it’s tempting for us to go to town on this result, though, I reckon we need to temper our enthusiasm somewhat… A good look at the log this morning should be enough to bring the reality back, because regardless of the result of the game, there’s only one team that’s still in semi-final contention and it isn’t the Sharks!
So while we celebrate this victory, let’s not come down too hard on the Stormers and their fans, lest we end up being guilty of the very same mentality that we so loathe in Cheetahs fans; it doesn’t matter where we end on the log, so long as we beat the Sharks.
We’ve certainly had our fair share of being gracious in defeat this season. Let’s also try being magnanimous in victory by concedig that, while the Stormers were way off their best yesterday, they’re still a great team and sure to do South Africa proud in the semis. Go get em, Stormers and we hope you learned something from your trip to Durban.
As for the Sharks, all I can say is, “you bloody beauties!”Tweet