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Late Sharks surge buries Cheetahs


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 31 Jul 2010 at 23:28
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On a day when their set pieces could be described as shambolic at best, the Sharks came back strongly to secure an ultimately convincing 25 point to 13 win over the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this afternoon. Inside centre Patrick Lambie dotted down twice within the last five minutes and his 20-point haul from the game saw him deservedly crowned man of the match.

In a first half marked by a distinct lack of intensity, the Sharks ended up giving themselves a lot of ground to make up, after conceding a 10 point lead at the break. An early penalty by Louis Strydom was cancelled out by Lambie after 21 minutes, but worryingly for the visitors, those three points were their sole reward during the ten minutes that Cheetahs scrumhalf Tewis de Bruyn spent on the sidelines after being carded for a wild punch. With the scrums and lineouts generally resulting in either conceded penalties or turned-over possession, the hosts enjoyed the lion’s share of the possession in the opening period and the Sharks lacked composure and penetration on the few occasions that they did manage to get their hands on the pill. A serious injury to Steve Meyer on the half-hour that saw Ruan Pienaar move into the flyhalf position, did little to improve the rhythm amongst the backs and while Charl McLeod was his usual livewire self at the base, the Sharks inside backs displayed very little rhythm or fluidity on attack.

The Cheetahs, it must be said, weren’t honestly much better and outside of the bustling runs of number 8 Ashley Johnson (far and away their best player on the day), there was precious little to write home about in terms of attacking play from the hosts. Their only try, scored on the half-hour mark, came courtesy of de Bruyn wrong-footing Sharks prop Wiehahn Herbst after a quick-tap penalty. Strydom duly slotted the conversion and added three further points early in the second half to end the Cheetahs’ scoring in this game.

The Sharks, however, weren’t done. The introduction of some serious beef off the bench, in the form of first Beast Mtawarira, then Willem Alberts and most tellingly, Jean Deysel, served to swing the momentum of the game and by the time the last-mentioned came on with 17 minutes to play, the Sharks finally managed to get on top of the forward contest and duly bought themselves within a score courtesy of a second Lambie penalty. The loss of talismanic skipper Juan Smith to yet another concussion left the Cheetahs rudderless and the dam wall eventually started to give way with 10 minutes on the clock, when a superb offload from Lambie sent prop Eugene van Staden, on for Herbst, over for his maiden try in a Sharks jersey. The missed conversion left the Sharks with a two-point gap still to make up, before a superb counter, started by Ryan Kankowski five metres from the Sharks’ own goal-line, saw the lightning-quick number 8 combine superbly with left wing Lwazi Mvovo in a move that saw the pair pass backward and forth to one another for virtually 90 metres before the dreadlocked express was finally stopped five metres out. Charl McLeod took the ball on and did superbly to hang on, before Lambie scored the first of his brace by diving over to the left of the posts. The 19-year-old made no mistake with the conversion, but wasn’t quite finished scoring yet!

A second breakout, this time started by Andries Strauss but again carried on superbly by Mvovo saw Lambie go over in the right hand corner after some good linking play by Keegan Daniel. Lambie’s conversion moved the Sharks 12 points clear of the hosts and Naka Drotske’s men will be kicking themselves for emerging from this game with no log points whatsoever, given that they dominated possession, territory and (most importantly) the scoreboard for the majority of it. Fortune favours the brave, though and while the Sharks will have huge amounts to work on ahead of next week, they returned to Durban this evening assured of second place on the ABSA Currie Cup log.

Scorers:
Cheetahs: Try Tewis de Bruyn. Conversion and two penalties by Louis Strydom.
Sharks: Tries by Eugene can Staden and Patrick Lambie (2). Lambie added two conversions and two penalties.



121 Comments

  • I’m sad I missed this game!!

    Glad I had the balls to pick the Sharks on SB and grab (finally) the grand slam point!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.07.10 23:41:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • For the most part this game involved nerves – the nervous players either too timid to try something different or devoid of any alternative plan, and nervous fans cursing the dullness of it all. Except for the last 20 minutes. Thank heavens for Deysel and co for swinging the game for The Sharks, and thank heavens for wee Lambie who goes from strength to strength. On the final showing The Sharks have a lot to look forward to this year but let the first 60 minutes be a warning of how dull they can be.

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.07.10 23:52:21 by Donald Reply

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  • @Donald (Comment 2) : hey Donald – welcome to the site. I think you’re spot on about the nerves thing… the Sharks looked like rabbits caught in the headlights for large parts of the game and it worries me a bunch that Stefan doesn’t seem able to calm them down when they’re like that.

    I found myself thinking exactly the same on the hour mark – how can a team so chock-full of talent dish up this kind of dross?

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.07.10 23:57:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Great finish by the lads.

    We lacked rythm in the first half especially, but what was promising was that there was les aimless kicking than in the S14, and some big names continued good comebacks: the likes of JPP, Luddik, Deysel, Alberts and Beast.

    JPP and Mvovo give us our best wing pairing since the Kabous and Small days: will be interesting to see how Mapoe fits in. I hope he can transition to 13.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.08.10 00:17:50 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Good away win for the Sharks, watch the highlights earlier, tense nerve wrecking moments ;-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.08.10 00:30:49 by Charlie Reply

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  • 2 tries in the last 5 mins is hardly a convincing win.
    But well done to the Sharks, it is about time you break the Freestate hoodoo.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.08.10 06:50:32 by Loosehead Reply

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  • Loosehead, the 12 point margin made it convincing and those last two tries showed that the Cheetahs simply aren’t in the Sharks class when the latter are on song

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.08.10 08:38:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Loosehead (Comment 6) : Sharks broke the hoodoo last year when rory kicked everything over to win

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.08.10 08:58:46 by Baldrick Reply

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  • Go Sharks :!:
    I have to admit that I didnt give the boys a chance. Very well done to them though. Black & White Forever :!:

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.08.10 09:00:59 by Jarson Reply
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  • Well done Boys!! Have to say, this is unusual for the Sharks, normally we kill the first 20 minutes and then die….great comeback to win!! Baldrick, you were right! ;-) I eat my words….

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.08.10 09:33:07 by Ice Reply
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  • I’m with Jarson on this, I really didn’t think they would pull it off, and jumping from the game to the July, it looked very bad until the 70th minute.

    Well done to the team and the coaches, played it well.

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.08.10 09:43:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Happy Birthday Mr Beast Mtawarira :razz:

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.08.10 10:23:05 by Jarson Reply
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  • Yeah well done to the boys. Made us proud and had the shooters flowing . . .
    Even invented a new cocktail called the Kankowitz! Although this morning I`m not so sure about the ingredients . . :???:

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 11) : What happened to our horse? She still running or deservedly on her way to the Glue Factory this morning? :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.08.10 10:24:11 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Oh he of little faith!! :mrgreen:
    I knew the Sharks would take this one! That’s why I chose them on SB. :cool:

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.08.10 11:01:59 by wpw Reply
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  • How’s the injury toll? saw quite a lot of blood yesterday!

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.08.10 13:25:41 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @ original Pierre

    River jetez finished 5th, not a bad run, but I lost a lot of money there..

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.08.10 13:32:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Sounds like Pienaar is a gonner. Not sure about the others

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.08.10 14:46:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Rob

    Is he injured?

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.08.10 14:50:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • howzit guys….good game yesterday but see we need our big guns to push momentum…loving that kyle cooper he really is going to a asset come next year…thats if we dont lose him..what happened to steve meyer yesterday?is he another pretoors…plays one sits out one…

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.08.10 15:39:59 by shaniboi Reply

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  • Rich, sounds like Ruan’s done his shoulder. Shani, give Steve a break. He got his nose broken, ffs! ;)

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.08.10 16:38:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • So we might have seen the last of Ruan in a Sharks jersey..

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.08.10 16:40:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • That’s where my money is, Rich

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.08.10 18:02:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • Haha rob first his heart now his nose…what’s next…but regardless of the sharks first half performance I can see a lot more of the bois going to the bokke for the home leg…the combo of kankowski,alberts n deysel..damn could really push the new zealanders..

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.08.10 18:15:37 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 23) : damn straight, hey… let’s hope the Boks keep ignoring them. We need those lads in black and white!

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.08.10 18:51:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • I honestly can’t see the bulls pushing a semi come end of trinations…they really need their bokke to push and grind out wins…maybe its me but post 2011 might see the fall of the bulle…I think the sharks second half performance would of eaten them…they are a aggressive side who use dirty tactics to intimdate the opposition…

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.08.10 19:00:48 by shaniboi Reply

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  • The way its going n without us losing too many guys to injuries n bokke come semis I see this
    1.Sharks
    2.Province
    3.Kwasse
    4.Cheetahs

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.08.10 19:02:58 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 26) : From your lips to Gods` ears . . .

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.08.10 19:26:14 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • WP will end top of the log of that you can be sure!! :twisted:

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.08.10 19:30:52 by wpw Reply
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  • Any news on possible citings re Flip and JL Potgieter`s punches?

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.08.10 19:34:16 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Hmmm I think the sharks will give weepee a big go come 21st…a home win there will push us come second round of games..

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.08.10 19:43:11 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 29) :

    nothing that I’ve seen. :(

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.08.10 19:53:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • We’re going to take the one agaist WP, sorry wpw ;-)

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.08.10 19:55:25 by Charlie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 31) : Flip is to important to the Bok cause so nothing will come of it. And then we moan when we get cited at international level complaining that the citing commissioners are to harsh.

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.08.10 19:57:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 30) :

    @Charlie (Comment 32) :

    One game at a time guys. I flippen already saw some guy saying we will have a home semi yesterday. not even 1/4 of the way into the season and the guys are getting WAAAAAY ahead of them(your)selves.

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.08.10 19:58:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • How much of a coincidence is it that Lambie scored his two tries while he was playing Fullback?????????

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.08.10 20:00:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Haha ksa can’t a guy keep his hopes high…I went and bought a 2008 collectors item of the sharks currie cup triumph and I thought…damn how would a 2010 currie cup be…we have to be optimistic though…team looking progressive n the thoughts of the big guns coming in makes me proud…at least we not in the same boat as the lions..

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.08.10 20:03:52 by shaniboi Reply

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  • Ksa I’m curious…why do teams in the northen hemisphere able to play two teams a week n still keep momentum but ova here we complain about player overplay…what is the difference over there compared to here…rugby is rugby aint it…same rucks n mauls and attacking structures..

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.08.10 20:06:50 by shaniboi Reply

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  • Prrrooooovvviiinnnnnncccceeeee!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.08.10 20:07:05 by wpw Reply
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  • The boy is talent no doubt he will be a great…n he is a humble and respectful guy…attitude goes along way to making something great…

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.08.10 20:09:14 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 37) :

    I have no knowlwedge on the NH but in my personal opinion I’d think it is because the squads are much bigger, and the level of rugby not as fast as ours.

    How many players who are over the hill here go and SHINE over there? The pace of the game has a LOT to do with that. a classic example is that stringbean Rob Linde. was an ABSOLUTELY NOTHING over here and now he is a star over there.

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.08.10 20:18:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 36) :

    I am all for being happy and BELIEV ME i am. i just want to stay grounded though.

    That said we ARE gonna moer the WP Poofters in a few weeks time. :)

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.08.10 20:19:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I need to save that comment Andre. I’m afraid its gonna come back to bite you in the ass!! :lol:

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.08.10 20:23:46 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 42) :

    That’s not fair though.

    My ass is such a big target! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 01.08.10 20:26:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 35) : he wasn’t! Oh… this gives me great pleasure to do to you…

    Ruan went off on 70 minutes, replaced by Kyle Cooper. Burden moved to centre, Stef to fullback and guess where Pat was when he scored his two tries?

    FLYHALF BABY!

  • Comment 44, posted at 01.08.10 20:34:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : Go watch the post-match interview as well. Lambie completely misunderstood whatever the hell capastagno was actually asking him and said “I played three different positions out there today”

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.08.10 20:39:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • When u think plum gonna give lambie a shot at flyhalf from the start of the game…what’s our chances against the lions…first half they ran the bulls ragged..better handling could of seen a different outcome…rob when do the guys get picked for the home leg of the tri nations…

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.08.10 20:43:52 by shaniboi Reply

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  • Shanboi
    Did you see how well Elton Jantjies played at flyhalf??
    19 years of age! Another promising youngster coming thru the ranks! :cool:

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.08.10 21:03:24 by wpw Reply
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  • The Tri Nations squad will be announced during the course of this week!!

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.08.10 21:04:34 by wpw Reply
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  • I liked his all round ball skills..just hope he is not another earl rose…this years currie cup really getting me excited about the future of south african rugby…but sadens me on how our national team goes from champs to chumps…that said I believe u should never lose ur home games…we couldn’t just walk into nz and aus and expect to win…what’s ur predictions on whose going to get picked for the home leg…

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.08.10 21:12:42 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) :

    Being honest he is going to struggle to survive on the field anywhere else at TEST level !

    Fly Half’s the Future….like it or not could still and obviously has played 15 at Super Rugby Level ! ;-)

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.08.10 21:14:35 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • We always complain that the currie cup is on a downward trend but when our national team doesn’t do well we can look at the rest of south african rugby n know that there are players that could put their hand up…maybe its just me but provincial rugby gets me more excited than the bokke…haha think its got to do with the amount of bulle playing..

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.08.10 21:17:31 by shaniboi Reply

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  • In the national squad I mean…haha

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.08.10 21:19:44 by shaniboi Reply

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  • shaniboi
    I think Juan Smith will definitely be selected and maybe JP Pietersen.
    I also hope Bjorn Basson gets a go as he is without a doubt one of the form wingers at the moment.
    I think as long as our forwards struggle we will struggle. My team for the home leg:
    15-Aplon
    14-JPP
    13-De Jongh
    12-JDV
    11-Habana/Basson
    10-Steyn
    9-Hougaard
    8-Kanko
    7-Juan
    6-Flo/Schalk
    5-Matfield
    4-Rossouw
    3-Smit
    2-Chilli
    1-Gurthro
    So what do you think??

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.08.10 21:49:20 by wpw Reply
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  • Think they gonna play spies off the bench wouldn’t be a bad option let ryan make them run n spies tire them in the closing…gary botha might be selected too…he has been playing some good rugby…I take it then we will have bismark for the rest of the currie cup barring an injury or crisis in the bokke?

  • Comment 54, posted at 01.08.10 21:54:43 by shaniboi Reply

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  • Nokwe too might be added…too many options n not a lot of places..even mvovo playing well..

  • Comment 55, posted at 01.08.10 21:56:36 by shaniboi Reply

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  • Good team wpw: I would alway start Beast over Guthro though.

    And Aplon to start at 15 is more a sign of a bare cupboard. Wish Frans Steyn would just come back to cover us at 15 for the WC.

  • Comment 56, posted at 01.08.10 22:05:01 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I CALLED IT…last week i said you cannot have kankowski and daniels as the loosies at the same time. the difference when alberts and deysel came on was immence. i still don’t understand why plum (as a loosie himself) even thought of putting that combo together against juan smith. we could have had a bonus point victory had we started playing earlier. with good cleaning out at the breakdown our backline looks fearsome. but let us look at the positives, we know what works and we know we can fix it. unlike the lions that need to scrap their team.

  • Comment 57, posted at 02.08.10 07:23:06 by try time Reply

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  • but not to be all doom and gloom. we won. a couple of broken noses some bashed heads. but over all the teams commitment and never say die attitude was commendable. and they deserve a lot of credit.

  • Comment 58, posted at 02.08.10 07:29:50 by try time Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 55) : mvovo outplayed nokwe. nokwe only has speed, mvovo has power.

  • Comment 59, posted at 02.08.10 07:30:53 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 58) : Morning TT. It’s was a terrible game untill the last 10 minutes and the Deysel, Alberts, Kanko combo worked very well like against the Stormers in the S14

  • Comment 60, posted at 02.08.10 07:52:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 35) : @robdylan (Comment 44) : That’s what I was going to say Rob, Lambie looks really promising at 10 and I think it would be ideal for him to play there against the Lions, if Steve and Ruan is out. Otherwise I would still play steve and keep Lambie at 12 for continuity. I have to also comment that Andries Strauss looked good at 12, in his 20min on the field, again. Especially with Lambie on his inside. I’m starting to dread the arrival of JLP, Steve and Lambie shows much more promise, but I bet JLP will take the starting spot.

  • Comment 61, posted at 02.08.10 08:01:14 by Letgo Reply
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  • Don’t go branding yourself a rugby genius just yet, tt ;) . Every other punter on this site with half a brain said the same thing last week

  • Comment 62, posted at 02.08.10 08:09:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • CAn the manager of the blog please see to it that profile photos are not in bad taste. I refer to the profile of Morne that commented on the yellow card issue a few times

  • Comment 63, posted at 02.08.10 08:25:16 by Stef Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 57) : We all called it TT…Plum is the only one who couldn’t see it. No one can play a game when you’re driven back 3 meters in every play, attacking and defending. Beast also had an influence, getting us over the advantage line a couple of times and even Kyle cooper for his 5-8min had a big influence. Guys like Keegan, Burden and Kanko, can’t be effective without the big guys laying the platform for them to have some space and make their runs. That’s why they can’t all play together. You need some balance. I think Botes and Keegan will have to be happy with the impact player role, especially Keegan, he just doesn’t do nearly as much as Jacques when it comes to clearing out the ruck.

    This week of all the forwards, Jacques, Sykes and Skeate did 50% of the cleaning and the other 9 forwards combined did the other 50%. That’s why we didn’t see any of the possession in the first half. Three of the forwards was expected to do all of the work. It was clear as day, even before this game started that we were going to struggle at the collision areas.

  • Comment 64, posted at 02.08.10 08:28:53 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Stef (Comment 63) : Thanks for saying something…I would have to agree.

  • Comment 65, posted at 02.08.10 08:30:48 by Letgo Reply
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  • Stef, I’ll check with the manager when she’s around

  • Comment 66, posted at 02.08.10 08:31:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Stef (Comment 63) : Why? I think Morne’s self-portait looks quite sexy :smile:

  • Comment 67, posted at 02.08.10 08:38:02 by CS Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : Don’t be funny…I find it in bad taste and I agree with stef, I don’t think we should be subjected to seeing that every time Morne leaves a comment. It won’t hurt him to find a rugby related pic, or maybe a pic of himself, so we can see his pretty face. :smile:

  • Comment 68, posted at 02.08.10 08:39:36 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 68) : Now that I got that out of the way (hoping you’ll give more serious consideration to it) I have a more fun request for you…

    Don’t you think more users would submit their teams of the week, if you awards points for every user that does so? Like 50 points or something. This way we’ll really know what SW thinks the best team of the weekend was, not just one user on Sharks world.

  • Comment 69, posted at 02.08.10 08:44:22 by Letgo Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 70, posted at 02.08.10 08:46:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 69) : good idea

  • Comment 71, posted at 02.08.10 08:48:18 by war1 Reply
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  • Letgo, I’ll have a chat with Morne and see what he thinks, but I don’t want to force anyone to do anything and while I agree tha the image is a little risque, I wouldn’t consider it necessarily in bad taste. We run the risk of piling rules upon rules upon more rules around here, which kind-of goes against the idea of a self-moderating community.

    Morne’s pic has been like that for months and this is the first time anybody has complained. I’m also not too concerned about Stef, because he or she is not somebody who contributes regularly. Your opinion is one I do take very seriously, though.

  • Comment 72, posted at 02.08.10 08:51:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 69) : and my pic?? :sad:

  • Comment 73, posted at 02.08.10 08:56:25 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 62) : i just call it more than most. :lol:

  • Comment 74, posted at 02.08.10 08:59:06 by try time Reply

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  • @Stef (Comment 63) : @Letgo (Comment 68) : :cry: sniff

  • Comment 75, posted at 02.08.10 09:06:34 by willa Reply

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  • what impressed me most about the sharks was their resolve to not kick the ball away. it was this that broke the cheetahs more than deysel alberts and juan smith. the cheetahs having to make tackle after tackle slowly wore them down. exactly what the sharks have experienced the last few seasons due to far too much kicking.

  • Comment 76, posted at 02.08.10 09:09:27 by try time Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 75) : whats next< are u gonna request that the flasher girls from kings park be removed as well :roll:

  • Comment 77, posted at 02.08.10 09:09:52 by willa Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 68) : @Stef (Comment 63) : Are you two prudes refering to Morne`s pic of a girl with just a bare back? If that`s the case maybe you should consider moving to Iraq, you`ll love it there, no bare skin allowed.

    Rob I hope you won`t let these minorities bully you. Good Heavens :!: :evil:

  • Comment 78, posted at 02.08.10 09:14:04 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 78) : hahaha awesome

  • Comment 79, posted at 02.08.10 09:15:13 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 77) : can I ask you to leave it with me?

  • Comment 80, posted at 02.08.10 09:15:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 78) : likewise, please can you leave this with me?

  • Comment 81, posted at 02.08.10 09:16:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 80) : sweeet

  • Comment 82, posted at 02.08.10 09:17:27 by willa Reply

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  • I must admit, even after we got to within two points I was still sceptical. I thought the Cheetahs would simply hit back and break our spirit.

    Obviously didn’t count on Kanko’s brilliance and Mvovo’s excellent support running.

    Great win that we can build on. Well done Sharkies!

    PS: How good were Ashley Johnson and Elton Jantjies on the weekend?

  • Comment 83, posted at 02.08.10 09:21:43 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Rob,

    When Kyle Cooper came on in the 2nd half, replacing Ruan, what position did he play? i really feel he can become a great inside center. His angles of running are excellent. Just lose about 5 – 10 kgs and he will be the ideal inside center.

    Also, how bad is Steve Meyer’s injury?

  • Comment 84, posted at 02.08.10 09:30:17 by dawj Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 83) :

    Johnson and Jantjies were very good but so too was Jaco Taute!!

    Taute, Lambie and Jantjies are all 19 year olds!! :cool:

  • Comment 85, posted at 02.08.10 09:32:26 by wpw Reply
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  • Dawj, cooper went to hooker. Burden moved into the backs with Lambie shifting to flyhalf

  • Comment 86, posted at 02.08.10 09:40:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 85) : Right! Forgot about Taute. We have some serious talent coming through :grin:

    If the Lions play us like they started against the Bulls we’ll have our work cut out. By us I mean Sharks, of course ;-)

  • Comment 87, posted at 02.08.10 10:18:40 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 72) : Thanks Rob, that’s all I can ask, and I agree with you it’s not in bad taste, it’s like you said a little risque. Also, I’m not demanding anything, it’s just a friendly request…it’s just something I don’t like and would appreciate considerateness as I would do if someone didn’t like something I did on SW. I don’t want it to become a battle, and would much rather look past the picture to Morne’s comments, which I always enjoy to read.
    :smile:

    Just had to get that out of the way, … continue talking rugby please.

  • Comment 88, posted at 02.08.10 10:24:56 by Letgo Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 71) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 89, posted at 02.08.10 10:27:11 by Letgo Reply
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  • Didnt manage to see the game, was to occupied with loosing money and stumbling around greyville on sat… Gotta love the July…

    Watched the replay on sun, and while it was tense, its awesome to see the sharks play with heart to secure the victory at the end..

    Why are a couple of the bloggers wanting to shift Lambie here and there, have we not learnt from our past mistakes? ie Pienaar, Steyn? Let the kid settle in one position, shunting him from 15 to 12 to 10 in a short time frame can only affect him negatively. This is one player that needs to become a legend at the Tank, and not another player that looks elsewhere because so much is expected from him as soon as he gets the ball..

    Thought the team played well, especially, Beast (looked like the beast of past), Lambie, Mvovo, Kanko, probably missed a few, but thats down to the hangover straight from the pits of hell…

  • Comment 90, posted at 02.08.10 10:41:53 by Mole Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 88) : I really do like you a lot, you know that?

  • Comment 91, posted at 02.08.10 10:52:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 91) : ….but

  • Comment 92, posted at 02.08.10 10:56:28 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 92) : but nothing.

  • Comment 93, posted at 02.08.10 11:13:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 91) : the road lodge has got major specials on rooms for the night… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 94, posted at 02.08.10 11:19:15 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 93) : :mrgreen:
    @VanWilder (Comment 94) : :twisted:

  • Comment 95, posted at 02.08.10 12:12:42 by willa Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 94) : @willa (Comment 95) : los dit nou asseblief julle twee :mrgreen:

  • Comment 96, posted at 02.08.10 12:16:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 88) : come on Letgo! That’s the only pic Morne has of me!! :lol:

    @robdylan (Comment 96) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 97, posted at 02.08.10 12:56:25 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 97) : bwaaaaa

  • Comment 98, posted at 02.08.10 13:07:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 97) : Thats one way to lift the building tesion Ice!!

  • Comment 99, posted at 02.08.10 13:08:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 99) : thatks why I get paid and ure not! :lol:

  • Comment 100, posted at 02.08.10 13:13:31 by Ice Reply
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  • Good point..

    I need to get some tips on how to get my name on the payroll!!

  • Comment 101, posted at 02.08.10 13:15:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • RF, this is not a game for sisies, nor amateurs! :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 102, posted at 02.08.10 13:19:25 by Ice Reply
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  • You calling me a sissie?

  • Comment 103, posted at 02.08.10 13:21:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 103) : I merely made a statement, but if the toks fit…. :lol:

  • Comment 104, posted at 02.08.10 13:29:04 by Ice Reply
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  • Gee thanx.. Hehe

  • Comment 105, posted at 02.08.10 13:32:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Donald (Comment 2) : welcome Donald glad u join our crazy SW fans but its a great site full of fun and talking kak some of the time but it was a nerve rekoning game and lost my LMS :oops: because the Sharks won but it ok i don’t mind at all :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 106, posted at 02.08.10 13:49:29 by chaz Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 6) : hey for us it was a great win now tell me who do u support for us as Sharkies it was great and my on in BLOEM now that was fantastic :mrgreen:

  • Comment 107, posted at 02.08.10 13:51:48 by chaz Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 26) : agree with u 100% :mrgreen:

  • Comment 108, posted at 02.08.10 13:54:57 by chaz Reply

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  • Sharks that was a great win and ooooo dis lekker om my man se span te kan wen op hulle eie veld

    eeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh

    :mrgreen: GO SHARKS GO :mrgreen:

    our youngsters were great :mrgreen:

  • Comment 109, posted at 02.08.10 13:58:15 by chaz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 91) : :oops: :smile:

  • Comment 110, posted at 02.08.10 15:57:23 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 110) : now if I didn’t have a wife and you didn’t have such high moral standards… :mrgreen:

    (ok, that was a step too far, I know! )
    :)

  • Comment 111, posted at 02.08.10 16:01:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 111) : :lol:

  • Comment 112, posted at 02.08.10 16:05:33 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : :shock:

  • Comment 113, posted at 02.08.10 18:53:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 69) :

    @war1 (Comment 71) :

    I’m not sor sure that IS a good idea. The team of the week thing is supposed to be the AUTHORS’ team of the week. Once Rich has then put it together the subscribers get to debate the team and/or add their opinion.

    If everyone submits a team then we will have nothing to debate.

  • Comment 114, posted at 02.08.10 19:03:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’m with you KSA, it should spark a long list of comments, not just confirm what everybody already knows..

  • Comment 115, posted at 02.08.10 19:07:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 115) :

    Thanks i thought maybe i was just being an old goat. :lol: :wink:

  • Comment 116, posted at 02.08.10 19:14:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Old goats have more knowledge, everybody is just jealous!

  • Comment 117, posted at 02.08.10 19:22:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 111) : if only…but alas!!! :mrgreen:

    I can take a joke… :lol:

  • Comment 118, posted at 02.08.10 19:34:29 by Letgo Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 114) : Yes, you’re right, I didn’t think of that.

  • Comment 119, posted at 02.08.10 19:35:30 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 119) :

    Check someone else who thinks I’m not an old goat.

    LAMBIE @ 15!!!!!!!!!! :razz:

  • Comment 120, posted at 02.08.10 19:44:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 120) : How come you want Lambie at 15? He’s been doing so well at 12?

  • Comment 121, posted at 02.08.10 20:01:01 by Letgo Reply
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