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Breakdown blues may cost Burger


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Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 31 May 2010 at 04:30
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Stormers captain Schalk Burger did not endear himself to officialdom with his ungracious post-match outburst, after the Stormers lost 17-25 to the Bulls in the Super 14 Final at the weekend.

Rugby 365 reports that Burger may well face a formal sanction, for his criticism of referee Craig Joubert, after his team’s defeat in the Orlando Stadium.

The decision whether Burger should be charged will be made at a later stage.

The Stormers captain was scathing in his assessment of the referee, Joubert, and expressed his disappointment in both his post-match TV interview and at the media conference later.

“It was pretty disappointing, I thought the Bulls and us were playing two different sets of breakdown rules,” Burger said, adding: “We couldn’t get momentum going, which was really disappointing.”

Burger later repeated his attack on the referee’s rulings, claiming that the penalties against his team had an influence on the outcome of the game.

“Yes, I was unhappy about it to be honest, otherwise I would have kept my mouth and not complained like I did on the field,” Burger said when quizzed about it in the pos-match media conference.

The suggestion was that Joubert’s refereeing played a big role in keeping the Stormers on the back foot and preventing them from getting their required momentum.

“They kicked 18 points through penalties, while we only had two goalable opportunities,” Burger continued, adding: “It’s not a case of sour grapes to question the calls. he’d coach one team at the breakdown and then penalise the other.”

The remarks of Stormers coach Allister Coetzee may also come under scrutiny, after he also expressed his disappointment in Joubert’s officiating.

“It was an area where the game was won and lost,” Coetzee said.

“We thought we’d be able to get quick ball, and we knew Craig was the type of referee who penalised defending teams heavily. But like Schalk said, he penalised one team, and coached the other.

“In the rest of the season Joubert has given the advantage to the attacking side and during the season he gave three times as many penalties at the breakdown than Kaplan and Mark Lawrence did, but [on Saturday] he went the other way,” Coetzee added.

Burger did admit that the Bulls’ early lead, when they raced into a 16-0 advantage, also played a role.

“It was disappointing from our side,” Burger said, adding: “We knew they were going to come out and blitz us.

“They did that and they are a champion side, so all credit to them.

“We are obviously disappointed at losing in the Final, but it was a huge improvement for us this year – so hopefully we can build on this going forward.”

While Coetzee admits the Bulls are better than the Stormers, the Cape team should take great momentum into the Currie Cup.

“They are an excellent team and they apply an enormous amount of pressure. They are deserved champions,” said Coetzee.

The Stormers finished the Super 14 league stage in second position and were deserved winners in their semifinal clash with the Waratahs.

Throughout the season they’ve displayed the kind of form that led many people, Stormers fans and otherwise, to believe they could compete with the defending champions.

Both teams were unanimous that the Bulls won because they had the greater experience of the bigger occasion.

It was the Bulls’ composure in the first half hour, when they took a 16-0 lead, that effectively won them a final that was played in an amazing, noisy atmosphere in front of 40 000 spectators at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

“I do think our experience of finals helped us,” said victorious skipper Victor Matfield, who joins Crusaders captains Richie McCaw and Reuben Thorne in a group that have won the title three times as captain.

“You could feel it this week. For a team that is used to doing well and has a good record in knock-out matches, the semi-final week is often the toughest, the most difficult. You get the feeling that you just need to get through the semi and then the week building up to the final will take care of itself.

“We have been through it before so we knew what it was about. I felt when we were on the way to the stadium on the bus that we were very calm and it made me confident we would win.”



83 Comments

  • Total number of penalties: 19

    Bulls: 8
    Stormers: 11

    The reasons for the penalties were as follows:

    * = points conceded

    Bulls:
    Tackle: 7 (Olivier, Rossouw*, Spies, Pretorius, Wannenburg 2, Maku)
    Discipline: 1 (Steyn – high tackle)

    Stormers:
    Tackle: 5 (Jaque Fourie, Burger, Vermeulen*, Aplon, Pietersen)
    Offside: 1 (Vermeulen)
    Scrum: 3 (Blaauw, Kritzinger** 2)
    Discipline: 2 (Blaauw* + 10; Bekker – jumping on tackle/ruck)

    The Bulls and the Stormers each missed a penalty kick at goal.

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.05.10 04:33:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Seems to me like the BULLS are the one who got penalised for breakdown infringements and not the Stormers.

    Stop whining Schalk

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.05.10 04:34:04 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I hope he gets a HEAFTY fine

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.05.10 04:56:19 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • When John Smit had a legitimate grievance at the end of the 2007 Super 14 Final, you didn’t hear him whinging like this. It’s very poor form from Burger. I don’t know if it’s been discussed, but was that Januarie try actually a try? It certainly didn’t look it to me at the time. That’s seven points they were given that they didn’t deserve… No room to moan.
    I trust this isn’t frowned upon, but I wish they’d give out fines for shoddy journalism. Going on keo over the last few days has been cringeworthy. The man himself is a sore loser, biased as sin, and an almighty cock. Just had to be said.

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.05.10 07:25:57 by MerckZ Reply
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  • Bad form by Burger. As much as I was supporting the Stormers the Bulls deserved to win.

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.05.10 08:19:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I agree the Bulls deserved to win BUT if it was the Sharks who lost like that I think you guys would also be moaning at the performance of the ref, especially at the breakdown.

    I doubt it would have made a huge difference but you never know. Hands in the ruck was the order of the day where the Bulls were concerned.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.05.10 08:59:56 by wpw Reply
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  • Just to clarify, no sour grapes from my side.

    I think the best team won on the day and they were the most consistent team throughout the competition.

    I was just frustrated at the way Joubert ‘managed’ the breakdown!! :roll:

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.05.10 09:05:17 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : @wpw (Comment 7) : I must admit I didn’t watch the game too closely and can’t really comment on Joubert’s performance, but as you rightly said the Bulls were the dominant team on the day. They outmuscled the Stormers and that really surprised me. Great season by the Stormers though and I hope they can build on that. The big differance I think was BMT and the Bulls know how to play final’s rugby. I also doubt if Ricky January’s try was legit. They didn’t show to many replays but it seemed he grounded the ball short of the line.

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.05.10 09:11:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : Ek weet hoe jy voel, maar daar is altyd volgende jaar en die jaar daarna en die jaar daarna ens. ens. ens. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.05.10 09:16:21 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) :

    hehehe

    Ja well… the fact that it was the first final for 21 of the 22 players clearly showed because they were just not focused enough and seemed to be overawed by the ocassion!! :|

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.05.10 09:23:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : I just hope the Vuvuzela doesn’t become a rugby institution…..it’s really annoying :roll:

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.05.10 09:25:24 by Pokkel Reply
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  • So basicaly Burger and Allister Coetzee are accusing Joubert of cheating. Corne Krige has decided to join them. Thats a big call and unbecoming of them.
    I hope they get a hefty punishment.

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.05.10 10:09:17 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 12) : The more Krige talks in the press the less I like him, and I was a big fan.

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.05.10 10:21:47 by molly Reply
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  • And ja, wish Burger didn’t complain to the press… honestly, our forwards didn’t pitch, loosies were great… the rest preferred watching their loosies turning the ball over underneath our noses.
    How many times was Brok or Schalk standing at first receiver?

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.05.10 10:34:22 by molly Reply
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  • SPORT24: Meyer Bosman is heading to Durban?
    Anybody know anything about this :?:

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.05.10 11:05:00 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • And thats why i was a bull this weekend, 15 years of whining weepee fans swung the vote.

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.05.10 11:11:31 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) : it’s seems January didn’t score the try but Francios Louw did….my bad.

    From Sport24:

    Johannesburg – SARU has confirmed that the Stormers’ second try in the Super 14 final was awarded by referee, Craig Joubert, for the grounding of the ball over the line by replacement loose forward Pieter Louw.

    Replacement scrumhalf Ricky Januarie appeared to have scored the try, but he placed the ball short of the line, whereupon Louw picked up the ball to score.

    The Bulls won the final 25-17, their third Super Rugby title in four years.

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.05.10 11:20:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 17) :

    On another note, Mechanic looked quite good when he came on didn’t he?? :twisted:

    I hope Div selects him for the Boks!! :mrgreen: :shock:

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.05.10 11:34:07 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : no comment :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.05.10 11:43:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : KSA, I’ve only just realised that according to those stats Steyn only kicked 4 penalties, where are the missing 2? Or are there more penalty stats?

  • Comment 20, posted at 31.05.10 12:41:42 by molly Reply
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  • Also, did anyone notice the poor calling at scrum time, I know we got decimated. But the Bulls engaged early nearly every time (especially when Kritzinger came on) giving them a great hit everytime forcing our boys back… Joubert was particularly poor in managing that.

  • Comment 21, posted at 31.05.10 12:44:41 by molly Reply
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  • Moaning about the ref, no matter how justified you might think you are, does not sit well with me. It’s a no win situation.

  • Comment 22, posted at 31.05.10 13:36:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @MerckZ (Comment 4) :

    Januarie’s try wasn’t a try but Louw’s one was. :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 31.05.10 14:49:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) :

    From Rugby 365.

    Louw, not Januarie, scored

    The South African Rugby Union on Monday confirmed that loose forward Pieter Louw, and not scrumhalf Ricky Januarie, scored the Stormers’ second try in their 17-25 loss to the Bulls in the Super 14 Final at the weekend.

    Following queries from the media – rugby365.com’s match report correctly reflects that Louw scored – SARU said on Monday they can confirm that Stormers’ second try was awarded by the match referee, Craig Joubert, for the grounding of the ball over the line by replacement loose forward Pieter Louw.

    Januarie appeared to have scored the try but he placed the ball short of the line, whereupon Louw picked up the ball to score.

  • Comment 24, posted at 31.05.10 14:51:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) :

    Look at the video at

  • Comment 25, posted at 31.05.10 14:58:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 25) :

    76:55 in the video you can see it for yourself.

    The only big whoohaa around this is caused by the useless Stransky and Bladen not noticing that Louw runs away with the ball after having scored.

  • Comment 26, posted at 31.05.10 15:03:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I can’t believe it’s THIS quiet on Sharksworld after a Bulls/Stormers final :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 31.05.10 15:11:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Oh well it`s all over now.

    When does the Currie Cup start? Maybe we`ll be in contention again . . . would sure make for a nice change. It`s been a very quiet year for me so far.

  • Comment 28, posted at 31.05.10 15:13:46 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Come on guys, of course there will be sour grapes after a game where the refereeing was questionable. Don’t bash the guys for feeling ripped off, probably old Joubert felt he owed the Nulle a few calls after being the ref in the only two games they lost this season.

    The Nulle kept getting away with slowing the ball down, the only time their slowing tactics didn’t have an impact was when fat boy January crawled onto the field.

    Thats why genius Bekker gave away the penalty, because for the million and one’th time someone got away for slowing the ball.

    If I was a Streamer supporter I’d be fuming at the mouth, if it was the Sharks I’d have never spoken to a pienk Null ever again.

    I hope Joubert’s game gets scrutinised and the findings made public. If however the sanzar ref panel finds his performance to have been up to standard, all will be well in my book, seeing as they’ve proven to be honest and accurate with their assessments thus far this year.

  • Comment 29, posted at 31.05.10 15:14:55 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 27) :

    Everyones resting up for the CC. :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 31.05.10 15:16:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 28) : It only starts in July :shock: :| :cry:

    Still a loooooong month to wait.

    Rugby wise this has been a very sad year.

  • Comment 31, posted at 31.05.10 15:16:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 29) : This is what Watson has to say.

    “After reports in various newspapers and websites I looked at whether there were grounds for the allegations,” said Watson.

    “According to the reports Craig Joubert allegedly “coached” the Bulls while the Stormers were simply penalised.

    “With that as background, I went through every clip of the match – we have the technology to do so – and came to the following conclusions:

    “There were 167 rucks in the match. The Stormers took the ball in 85 times and the Bulls did so on 82 occasions. Craig (Joubert) spoke 25 times to the Stormers and 28 times to the Bulls at the breakdowns.

    “On not a single occasion did he repeat any warning. He throughout warned both sides only once where it was applicable and then penalised them if the persisted.

    “The Bulls were penalised seven times at the breakdowns and the Stormers six times. Every penalty but two, where he penalised immediately, came after warnings to the offending side.”

    The statistics were gathered by Watson because Burger, after the game, openly said two sets of rules were applied by referee Joubert in what is widely construed as an act that comes close to accusing the referee of cheating.

  • Comment 32, posted at 31.05.10 15:27:52 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 32) : Well I was watching the game with one eye, so I was definitely biased in my viewing of the game. If Watson had the patience and energy to re-watch the game and found all to be well, who am I to argue (if it was the Sharks I would have had a go at Watson also :mrgreen: )

    When it comes to the Nulle winning a game though, the ref is ALWAYS to balme :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 33, posted at 31.05.10 15:34:36 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 33) : I’ll be honest I didn’t pick up too many mistakes by the ref but then again I didn’t watch with as much attention that I would a Sharks game.

  • Comment 34, posted at 31.05.10 15:37:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • The Bulls were clearly the better team on the day and i don’t think the ref would have made much of a differance.

    Not like the 2007 S14 final where the Sharks were clearly the better team :roll:

  • Comment 35, posted at 31.05.10 15:38:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 35) : That is very true, the Streamers really did not look like winning where as the Sharks had won it, until that fateful second.

  • Comment 36, posted at 31.05.10 15:45:10 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 30) :

    Or waiting for the results of LMS!! :roll: :twisted:

  • Comment 37, posted at 31.05.10 15:50:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 35) : Ag, I don’t want to look like I’m bitching too much, but its hard to tell, since we were robbed of all of our momentum every time we were on attack. Most penalties against the Bulls came in the last 4 minutes of the game, when the game was already over.

  • Comment 38, posted at 31.05.10 15:53:25 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 38) : I understand your pain….I’m a Sharks supporter remember ;-)

  • Comment 39, posted at 31.05.10 15:56:36 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 39) : Look, to be clear, the Bulls were much better on the night and deserved the win. But just hated being taken out of the game. I backed the bulls on Superbru and other mini-bets with friends, so it was no big surprise. Just the game wasn’t as good as it could’ve been…

  • Comment 40, posted at 31.05.10 16:02:24 by molly Reply
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  • After this weekend they will be known as the Screamers. Man that Keo has made a fool of you poor Stormers supporters.

  • Comment 41, posted at 31.05.10 16:03:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 41) :

    Keo is just one supporter (and he is looking for hits) ;-)

    I think you will find the majority of Stormers supporters admit the best team won!! :???:

  • Comment 42, posted at 31.05.10 16:08:11 by wpw Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 32) :

    Thanks for that piece. :cool:

    unfortunately things like the supporters going crazy doesn’t help when their team has a moutermouth twit as captain causing more problems than are needed.

  • Comment 43, posted at 31.05.10 16:13:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 40) :

    Guinness premiership was a MUCh better final.

  • Comment 44, posted at 31.05.10 16:14:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : that Bekker’s jumping on the ruck was ridiculous – what was he thinking :shock:

  • Comment 45, posted at 31.05.10 16:15:06 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 41) : How can one man be the voice of all of us? Honestly, quite alot of Stormer supporters have come out and said the Bulls were better.

  • Comment 46, posted at 31.05.10 16:15:36 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : I agree – this whining does not sound good at all but if it is your team that feels aggrieved then it’s very difficult not to whine.

  • Comment 47, posted at 31.05.10 16:19:59 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : KSA, I don’t get your hatred for Schalk, why is he a motormouth twit? First time he’s had a go at the way we’ve been reffed, its not great, but surely constant sniping at him gets tiring. You hated him before the S14, called him a constant yellow card threat and he’s surprised you, hasn’t he? You need another angle now?

  • Comment 48, posted at 31.05.10 16:21:47 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 42) : No supporter worth his salt should ever admit to the better team winning when the Nulle won ;-) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 31.05.10 16:22:03 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 42) : @molly (Comment 46) :
    Have you read Keos tripe today, and he has lots of support over there.
    Many Stormers have said the Bulls were the better team but they then go and sour the whole thing by bringing the ref into it.

  • Comment 50, posted at 31.05.10 16:22:43 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 11) : me too :roll:

  • Comment 51, posted at 31.05.10 16:23:57 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : he was even instrumental in scoring a try :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 31.05.10 16:25:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 22) : you’re colourful :shock:

  • Comment 53, posted at 31.05.10 16:26:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • Burger spoke too soon and should perhaps in future bite his tongue just a bit. But I like him so he is forgiven.

    And just for the record:

    Never during the entire match did I get the feeling that the ref was unfair.

    I did however get the distinct feeling, early on in the match, that the Bulls were simply better.

    Better team, more experienced, better game plan and better at executing that game plan.

    This moaning about the ref business simply makes them look silly.

    Credit to the Bulls, they are an outstanding team.

    I very much look forward to cheering them on when they play for the Boks.

  • Comment 54, posted at 31.05.10 16:26:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 48) :
    And then there was that hissy fit he threw when carded because of a linesmans correct call. These incidents stick in the memory and help in creating perceptions of the individuals.

  • Comment 55, posted at 31.05.10 16:27:07 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 34) : IMO joubert was his shaky self. The good thing was that he allowed the play to go on – and that’s what made it an exciting game after all.

  • Comment 56, posted at 31.05.10 16:28:57 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) : Perceptions are just what they are. ;-)

  • Comment 57, posted at 31.05.10 16:30:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Schalk gives good post match interviews imo.

    Plus I don’t think he’s received one yellow card this season.

  • Comment 58, posted at 31.05.10 16:32:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 50) : Last time I read Keo alot, he was a Bulls supporter, I find commenters on there aren’t used to having their own opinions and are mostly looking for fights and political chit chat.

  • Comment 59, posted at 31.05.10 16:33:32 by molly Reply
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  • Stormers only received one yellow and that was in the last match against the Bulls.

  • Comment 60, posted at 31.05.10 16:34:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) : Granted, I think that was his low point (and the near eye-gouge), but he’s looked and acted a different person in the S14. The results pretty much speak for themselves.

  • Comment 61, posted at 31.05.10 16:35:43 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 59) :
    Was Keo a Bulls supporter?? :shock:
    If so, then he is what can only be politely refered to as a fair weather supporter.

    Today was quiete here and Keos headlines were just so juicy thus my indiscretion.
    Jerry…..Jerry….

  • Comment 62, posted at 31.05.10 16:36:59 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 60) : And for being offside or something silly.

  • Comment 63, posted at 31.05.10 16:37:35 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 63) : Exactly. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 64, posted at 31.05.10 16:38:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 45) :

    My thoughts at the time as well. What a pillock? And it wasn’t even as if he inflicted damage on anyone.

    ALL he did was committ a ruck offence.

  • Comment 65, posted at 31.05.10 16:39:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 62) : I seem to remember him a couple years ago correcting someone on the blog, saying he is actually a Bulls supporter, I could be wrong. Might’ve been to rile up a couple commenters.

  • Comment 66, posted at 31.05.10 16:40:09 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 66) : Keo is unfortunately a hysterical WP fan, who give the rest of us a bad name. :|

  • Comment 67, posted at 31.05.10 16:43:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 48) :

    And he gave me the other angle on Saturday. :razz:

    I didn’t like him because of his foul play and then always peading innocence when he gets blown for it.

    Then there was the DELIBERATE eye gouge on the B&I Lions. THAT in my book makes a person lower than sharkshit.

    And now the latest his point blank calling the ref a cheat.

    Schalk did impress me this season with his discipline but he has ruined that after all but calling the ref a cheat.

  • Comment 68, posted at 31.05.10 16:43:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Also despite the disappointment and hurt of losing the final, the Stormers are still a very good side.

    Clearly the 2nd best team in the comp this year. I’m very proud of them and look forward to next season. :cool:

  • Comment 69, posted at 31.05.10 16:46:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 68) : Where did he call the ref a cheat? Don’t think a read the word ‘cheat’ anywhere from Schalk. :twisted:

  • Comment 70, posted at 31.05.10 16:48:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 68) : I also remember him being cleared of eye gouging. :twisted:

  • Comment 71, posted at 31.05.10 16:53:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 70) :

    he stopped JUST short of doing that. :wink:

    @McLovin (Comment 71) :
    http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2009/06/29/burger-banned-for-eight-weeks/

  • Comment 72, posted at 31.05.10 17:12:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 54) :
    Never during the entire match did I get the feeling that the ref was unfair.

    Same here. I was like :shock: when I saw the comments on Facebook and the likes. :shock:

  • Comment 73, posted at 31.05.10 17:15:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) :

    I forgot about that one.

  • Comment 74, posted at 31.05.10 17:16:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Well read all this and that and my is sour grapes thats all i can call it but well done to the Bulls

  • Comment 75, posted at 31.05.10 17:19:11 by chaz Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 61) :
    I think its because he has generally been a stand out captain this far that the disappointment in him is even greater after his rant.

  • Comment 76, posted at 31.05.10 17:23:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 74) :
    I cant remember the refs name, it was that guy that had a brother in law playing for the Bulls and got a brandy and coke in the face for his sins at a game in Kimberley. He retired directly after that. I think the incident with Burger was actually in a game against the Sharks at Newlands.

  • Comment 77, posted at 31.05.10 17:28:42 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 77) :

    Willie Roos.

  • Comment 78, posted at 31.05.10 17:32:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Well this little episode should take care of the anti-Sharks sentiment that’s been doing the rounds, thanks Schalk and knome (Alistair Coetzee :mrgreen: ) and all them fella’s over at keo.

    We Sharks supporters salute you, you’ve taken a lot of the unnecessary attention upon yourselves. Now we can once again concentrate on building a genuine team. :grin: ;-)

  • Comment 79, posted at 31.05.10 17:35:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • For those that have not received this e-mail (where have you been? :mrgreen: )

    Schalk Burger is so tuff that:

    When Schalk Burger does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up; he’s pushing the Earth down.

    When Schalk Burger goes swimming he doesn’t get wet, the water gets Schalk Burgered.

    When the Tokoloshe goes to sleep every night, he checks under his bed for Schalk Burger.

    Schalk Burger counted to infinity – twice.

    Schalk Burger invented every colour. Except pink. Percy Montgomery
    invented pink.

    Schalk Burger’s hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.

    Schalk Burger gave Mona Lisa that smile.

    Schalk Burger can slam a revolving door.

    Schalk Burger’s calendar goes straight from March 31st to April 2nd;
    No-one fools Schalk Burger .

    Schalk Burger can speak Braille.

    Schalk Burger’s tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. Ever.

    Superman owns a pair of Schalk Burger pyjamas.

    Schalk Burger owns the greatest Poker Face of all-time. It helped him
    win the 1993 World Series of Poker despite him holding just a Joker, a
    Get out of Jail Free Monopoly card, a 2 of clubs, 7 of spades and a
    green #4 card from the game Uno.

    Schalk Burger sleeps with a night light. Not because Schalk Burger is
    afraid of the dark, but the dark is afraid of Schalk Burger .

    Once a cobra bit Schalk Burger’s leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.

    Schalk Burger divides by zero.

    When Schalk Burger exercises, the machine gets stronger.

    Schalk Burger doesn’t use pickup lines, he simply says, “Now”.

    Schalk Burger can kill two stones with one bird.

    The only time Schalk Burger was wrong was when he thought he had made a mistake.

    :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 80, posted at 31.05.10 17:39:05 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • I juast read somewhere that Someone says Schalk had his little rant in the heat of the moment, what else can be expected after you just lost the Final.

    1) You can be expected to behave like a gentleman.
    2) He REPEATED it in the press conference some time AFTER the match.

  • Comment 81, posted at 31.05.10 17:40:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I like Schalk but Schalk doesn’t like losing and he usually behaves like this when his team is losing….he could easily have been carded twice in the Stormers/Sharks game for fowl play.

  • Comment 82, posted at 01.06.10 08:09:39 by Pokkel Reply
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  • CJ Van Der Linde & Jean De Villiers on their way to WP…

  • Comment 83, posted at 01.06.10 08:19:31 by Charlie Reply

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