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Skeate, Rory, Odwa start against Leopards


Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content on 11 Aug 2010 at 16:49
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The Sharks have made a few enforced as well as rotational changes to their side to take on the Leopards at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Friday night.

In the backs, Odwa Ndungane makes his return from injury, replacing JP Pietersen who is with the Boks. Rory Kockott is back at scrumhalf in place of Charl McLeod who moves to the bench and will be looking to put in a good showing and stake his claim on the number 9 jersey which used to be his own.

The injury to Jean Deysel means that the loose trio of Alberts, Daniel and Botes which played most of the Lions game will start this week with Michael Rhodes the looseforward cover on the bench. It is at lock where the most interesting selection is, with Ross Skeate partnering Alistair Hargreaves in the second row while Steven Sykes has been put on the bench. The other changes see Pat Cilliers at loosehead prop with Beast Mtawarira on the bench and Eugene van Staden starting his first game for the Sharks, replacing the Bok-bound Jannie du Plessis.

Sharks team to face Leopards:

15. Louis Ludik
14. Odwa Ndungane
13. Stefan Terblanche (captain)
12. Andries Strauss
11. Lwazi Mvovo
10. Pat Lambie
9. Rory Kockott
8. Willem Alberts
7. Keegan Daniel
6. Jacques Botes
5. Alistair Hargreaves
4. Ross Skeate
3. Eugen van Staden
2. Craig Burden
1. Pat Cilliers

Replacements:

16. Bismarck du Plessis
17. Beast Mtwawarira
18. Steven Sykes
19. Michael Rhodes
20. Charl McLeod
21. Monty Dumond
22. Riaan Swanepoel



87 Comments

  • So Beast and Bismarck are available to us?!

    Why not Kanko then as well? And Pieterson?

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.08.10 16:54:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • A powerhouse team for The Leopards, obviously after running the Bulls close The Sharks are planning on dismantling them properly… Kinda like blowing up a bunch of rats with dynamite (when all you need is Rattex)… Look, The Leopards are improving, but this is overkill don’t you think?

    Give Botes a break.
    Give Alberts a break and start with Daniel at 8, Ndlovu can start at 6
    Start with Rhodes.
    Give Herbst another shot.
    Bismarck and Beast?
    Give Monty a run…

    With these smaller unions I always shudder with the thought of injuries, especially when we are guests at their grounds…
    I hope we teach these guys a rugby lesson, I think the match against The Bulls was an anomaly due to The Bulls thinking that 5 points were already in the bag prior to kick off…

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.08.10 16:56:31 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : Guessing they need game time, I believe Kanko might have a niggle, Pietersen might be earmarked to start for the Bokke

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.08.10 16:57:38 by war1 Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 2) : I have said it before, I will say it again Walter Venter has made a HUGE difference to that team!

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.08.10 16:58:58 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) : Walter Venter is a fantastic player, and short sighted by his union to drop him… In essence we send this squad over to contain Walter Venter and that nippy Scrummie?

    Cooper should’ve started this game as well…

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.08.10 17:05:37 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 5) : that nippy scrummie (his name is bondesio by the way) might be out injured anyway

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.08.10 17:11:09 by war1 Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 2) : The chap’s name is Ndlovu and I put it in for you, just cos it didn’t sounds great the way you phrased it :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.08.10 17:12:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Thanks Rob, I appreciate that… No harm, no foul…
    @war1 (Comment 6) : Bondesio yes, I am aware he might be injured, awaiting fitness test… So if he is injured we send this team for what reason? This could bite us in the bum, you always rest players if the opportunity presents itself… But I understand Plum needing / wanting consistency and all…

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.08.10 17:15:46 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • :lol: …Kockett, stake his claim… :lol: He will just confirm that McLeod has been one of the biggest impacts on our backline.

    I really hope he does play well, but I don’t think that playing well to Kockett means what it means to the rest of us. He’ll be holding on to the ball a lot and trying to run every chance he gets, our forwards will see the ball more than the backs and the ball will be really, really slow…Unless, Plum has addressed this issue, but it just seems like it’s almost impossible to drill these things out of Kockett.

    Worst part of all is, that Kockett might just take a few gaps and score a few tries, even put in a man of the match performance, and everyone will be calling for him to start again. The thing is when Kockett gets man of the match, it’s always at the expense of the rest of the team. He is a “MAN of the match” type of player, unlike McLeod who is a Man for the team player…

    Just my opinion.

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.08.10 08:08:51 by Letgo Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 2) : We need to keep our continuity. Replace these guys once you have twenty points on the Leopards.

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.08.10 08:10:06 by Letgo Reply
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  • Eish! Fantasy Leagues are a pain in the behind with injuries, rotations and Springbok duties. :twisted:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.08.10 08:11:34 by Jarson Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 2) : Why give Alberts a break??He only started playing 3 weeks ago and didn’t even start all the games. Keegan probably needs the rest more.

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.08.10 08:33:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : None of the loosies needs a rest. We’re only six games in and only Kaagan has played all of the games, but he’s on such a high we shouldn’t break that momentum now, a clear sign of fatigue usually is a drop in performance.

    Besides Keegan hasn’t played a lot of rugby this year. He really doesn’t need a rest right now.

    Sykes is getting a rest and that’s good.

    Kockett is getting a run and his ego needed that a little.

    I might have rested Stefan, but his the Captain and therefor he should stay on the field.

    I think Plumtree selected the right team.

    And replacements can be made at any time during the game. As soon as we have taken the game away from the Leopards.

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.08.10 08:41:30 by Letgo Reply
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  • Go Sharks!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.08.10 08:42:29 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : Go WeeeePeeee!!!!!1 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.08.10 08:48:24 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : :grin: …go “not the Bulls” :mrgreen:

    I support two teams, the Sharks and anyone playing against the Bulls! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.08.10 08:48:35 by Letgo Reply
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  • Letgo; afraid I fully agree on Kockott and the Man of the Match issue. Hopefully he has done some soul-searching: he is young and has lots of talent: technical abilty is not the issue for him.

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.08.10 09:26:59 by Big Fish Reply
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  • What is going to happen once Bismark is back to form? Burden has been playing out of his skin, would be unfortunate to drop him because Bismark is back..

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.08.10 09:30:29 by Mole Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 14) : Closet supporter :twisted:

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.08.10 09:40:48 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 15) : WIE PIE ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.08.10 09:43:08 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Mole (Comment 18) : I would say if I look at it logically: Keep Burden in the starting line up.he is playing fantastic rugby. Both in the frontrow and bacline and I do not think he gives away 2 penalties in a matter of 5 minutes. He has everything and more to give at the moment than BdP. IMO.

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.08.10 09:46:54 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 21) : Couldnt agree more, the past two seasons he has had to make way for Bissie, I truly hope that he gets to keep his starting spot indefinitely. Having Bismark on in the final 30 would offer us a massive strike runner that is happy to run over the opposition… It will never happen, but always wondered how Bissie would do in the loosies…

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.08.10 09:49:33 by Mole Reply

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  • @Mole (Comment 22) : I once made the suggestion of bringing him on as flank…I got some flack for THAT! :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.08.10 09:55:05 by Ice Reply
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  • @Mole (Comment 22) : Naah, loosies do the passing thing, not in Bissie ;-)

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.08.10 09:58:09 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 12) : Its Friday the 13th and I have a bad feeling about injuries, especially after Deysel, just want see the big guy play against Province, Keegan is not a crash baller, thus stats wise less likely to pick up a structural injury…

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.08.10 10:00:43 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 13) : Wouldn’t call it rest, rather player management… But we have closed our bebate… ;-)

  • Comment 26, posted at 12.08.10 10:02:32 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Mole (Comment 22) : Bismarck has a clause in his contract that stipulates that if he is fit he is the starting Hooker, I have heard that a few times from various corners, would love to know the truth…

  • Comment 27, posted at 12.08.10 10:04:33 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 26) : Semantics…
    @DarkDestroyer (Comment 27) : as far as I know its Bullshit. Also heard it, but came out in a debate about Smit and Dup that its not true. Can someone please verify my statement? ROB?

  • Comment 28, posted at 12.08.10 10:08:21 by Ice Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 9) : Yep Rocket is a fantastic player, but needs to really fix certain aspects of his game…

    Look at the attributes of a great scrumhalf and then compare our boys to them…

    What made Joost so good?

    What makes Fourie so good?

    What makes Genia so good?

    What made Gregan so good?

    Funnily enough Francois Hougaard is a similar scrumhalf to Rory Kockett and he is in the Bok mix…

  • Comment 29, posted at 12.08.10 10:08:37 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 27) : If that is true its absolute BS… We have 2 other players with emmense talent. Bismark is not the sharpest knife in the cupboard, he is more like a spoon, always giving away stupid penalties etc. Really want to see more of Cooper – such a similar player to De Malmanche

  • Comment 30, posted at 12.08.10 10:13:29 by Mole Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 21) : @Mole (Comment 22) : I don’t agree, I like Burden and I think he’s a great player, but Bismark just better, especially as a hooker. I feel Bissie should start, but Burden should definitely get more game time than before. What I don’t like is that a guy like Kyle Cooper will miss out completely. Bissie and Burden is still young, which means we’ll have to make room for Cooper somehow, otherwise we’ll loose him to some other union.

    That won’t be good. I think maybe, and I feel sorry for Burden, but maybe he should consider a move back to the backs. or even flank, but I think he’ll make a great center. It just seems so unfair towards him and I don’t think he’ll do it anyway. It’s a catch 22 situation. I think we’ll loose one of those players sooner or later. :sad:

  • Comment 31, posted at 12.08.10 10:20:13 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 28) : it has been mentioned countless times and my feeling on it is that it is not true.

  • Comment 32, posted at 12.08.10 10:20:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 26) : But you always have to have the last word, don’t you? :sad:
    ;-)

  • Comment 33, posted at 12.08.10 10:21:11 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 28) : I would say rest and player management are two very different elements, perhaps not applicable at this stage, as I would have gone the conservative route against The Leopards and held back a few of the big guys for many reasons… We all have different ideas, plans and strategies – which makes for great debate. But lets see what happens tomorrow night – it should be a big win, and hopefully its a big win that doesn’t cost us. If they respect the opposition and go full tilt then there should be no hassles, but if in the back of their minds they are preserving their bodies for the big clash next weekend they go into the contact point less committed and that is where injuries happen, injuries that could’ve been avoided.

    I know I am not getting support here, but that is my opinion and I stand by it, we have depth, we should use it, and continuity is not such an important factor when we are this well trained… If next week is your big battle, why risk sending in the big guns the week before – ala Div with the Italy & Welsh tests… I maintain that we are missing a trick here… All it takes is for some over hyped zealot to end someone’s season by doing something silly in front of his home crowd. Happened with Snyman at a club game when he was making his comeback with his ankles (I use him as a reference as we was my coach) just having been rehabilitated, these things happen – I would go a conservative route – all I am saying…

  • Comment 34, posted at 12.08.10 10:21:19 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 33) : Not at all we can chat further?

  • Comment 35, posted at 12.08.10 10:22:36 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Mole (Comment 30) : Preaching to the converted brother…

  • Comment 36, posted at 12.08.10 10:23:33 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Mole (Comment 30) : Hey, Bismark’s a great player, if he conceded penalties it’s only because he works so hard at the one area of the game where the most penalties are conceded, the rucks. If I had to choose between Bismark and Burden I would choose Bissie in a heartbeat.

    I don’t think the play we credit Burden with is hooker play anyway, he can play like that from any position on the field. It’s all great and we all love to see a great run or a break or two, but when the opposition gets tougher it’s guys like Bismark that has the biggest effect on the game.

  • Comment 37, posted at 12.08.10 10:25:37 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 37) : Yep – his stats against the B&I Lions were phenomenal, he made Brussouw look even better with his turnover assists – really incredibly strong…

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.08.10 10:27:53 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Mole (Comment 18) : Bismark will go to the Boks

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.08.10 10:31:20 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Letgo (Comment 37) : Burdens versatility makes him a better option to me. He is really not a bad hooker either. What is the major difference- the fact that he can clean a bit harder? Can he do what Craig can in the backline? Or in the loose? To me it was like a couple of seasons ago – I’d rather have had Smit who was an avergae hooker and a great captain, than Gary Botha who at that stage was the best hooker in SA. Same with Burden, not doing much wrong on hooker, yet very usefull in other areas. Bismarck is an overated penalty machine! :twisted:

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.08.10 10:41:56 by Ice Reply
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  • I don’t think letting Waylon go was a mistake, he has not had much class play in him ever since his first injury, he showed that on Saturday too. Pity, I rated this kid to become the next Danie Gerber, and he did not make it. I think he lost his flair. Perhaps scared to injure himself, but his heart is not in the game like it use to be.

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.08.10 10:51:17 by Ice Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 39) : They can keep him for all I care. He`s a liability.

    We must be carefull not to experiment too much against the Leopards. Rory might backfire badly against Ligtoring and the boys . . .

    Follow wp`s approach. Take nothing for granted, go out there and secure the bonus point win. We need home ground advantage for the semi`s and final. Dropping points against the Leopards could possibly cost us the CC this year cause wp will be impossible in Fairest Cape Town.

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.08.10 10:59:11 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 29) : Joost, got quick ball to his players when needed. He was a good reader of the game and thus made good decisions. He combine well with his backs and forwards. He put a lot of pressure on his opposition scrummy. He was a great defender. He had an I for a gap and a try. He had great of the mark acceleration. He was a good support runner and knew when to go on his own and when to link up with his support. He was a good leader and even when he was not captain knew how to keep the team together. He always played his heart out and could spark his team into action with his individual brilliance. His kicking game was not perfect, thus a 10 with a good boot was usually selected with him.

    Fourie…

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.08.10 11:18:41 by Letgo Reply
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  • Fourie Du Preeze’s best attribute, is probably how well he reads the game. He’s not a very individual scrummy, but because of his decision making the players around him feeds of him.
    He has a great kicking game and takes all of the pressure of his 10, in fact I don’t think he’s ever given his players pressure possession.
    He know’s when to use is backs and when to use his forwards.
    He’s calm under pressure and that rubs off on other players.
    He produces quick clean ball when the team is on attack, but playing for the Bulls has also been known for slowing the game down, when the team tactics requires it.
    He is a good defender and defensive organizer, he would never find him out of position and he keeps his players moving to the right areas of the field also.
    He is not the traditional busy scrummy, but he still puts pressure on his opposition scrummy.
    He dictates play from the back of the scrum.
    He is a good leader.

    Genia…

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.08.10 11:19:04 by Letgo Reply
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  • Genia is also extremely quick to the ball, and clears out the rucks even before it is necessary for too many players to commit themselves to the ruck.
    Again, as all great scrummy’s are, he reads the game well and knows when to execute what decision. He rarely ever goes for a gap and doesn’t make the break.
    He links up with his support very well, and often his breaks results in three other players handling the ball, before it goes to ground.
    He is a good leader and a very calm player.
    He has a good kicking game and can take pressure of his 10.
    I haven’t noticed any shortcomings in his defense

    Gregan…

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.08.10 11:19:37 by Letgo Reply
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  • Gregan was annoying as hell, but he too was a quick distributor of the rugby ball.
    Gregan wasn’t an individual player at all. If you look at his try scoring stats you’ll see that. He did make breaks when the were available, but mainly getting the ball to the backs, quick and clean was his strongest attribute, that and getting into the face of his scrummy and the forwards around the ball.
    He got a few penalties out of refs.
    His decision making was good, and put his players on the front foot.
    He had a good kicking game.
    I think he did well as a captain.
    He played more than a 100 games for his country. He was a consistent player. Varying only between good solid performances and great match winning performance, which ever was required on the day.

    Hougaard…

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.08.10 11:20:15 by Letgo Reply
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  • Francois Hougaard is still very green (not because his in the green and gold). He still needs to learn some lessons and get some experience, but he has raw talent, just as Kockett does.
    The one fundamental difference between Kocket and Hougaard is that he also delivers really quick and clean ball to his players.
    He still takes one to many run every now and then, but he’s stronger on his feet and therefore does not isolate himself, but rather makes a couple of meters until his support arrives or he makes the offload to the supportive runner.
    He reads the game well and quickly. He puts players into space with his passing.
    His kicking game, especially defensive kicking, needs work.
    He has a short fuse, (unfortunately this is something he has in common with Kockett).
    He is an individual player and likes to try a lot on attack, but he also has the skills and decisiveness to link up with his players and set up another phase

    Kockett…

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.08.10 11:20:36 by Letgo Reply
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  • Is very slow at ruck time, not just because that’s his game, but because his not even there to clear half the time.
    Looking for a gap comes before any other decision. It’s not reading the game, but rather try and try and try and try…and you’ll succeed when he makes a break. (Okay so he does have an I for a gap, I’ll admit, but once he made that one good run, he thinks he can do it every time, maybe over confidence, or Kocky?)
    He isolates himself from his teammates and once he made a break usually tries to finish it all on his own, instead of running a line that will put other players into good space.
    His decision making is very inconsistent, which draws me to the conclusion that he does not always read the game like other players does. Let me back that up…
    The time he takes to get the ball out of the ruck for one, proofs that. Every second he stands over the ball looking around gaps and options are closing.
    He has been known to make a few kicks into the defending arms of a forward, a clear cut sing of bad decision making, to slow play, or just plain not reading the best option.
    The ball too often stays in with the forwards when the defense is struggling to spread out wide.
    He passes to the forwards at least twice as much as to the backs.
    His passing is good and clean, most of the times, but because he takes longer to take the ball out, he puts pressure on his forwards cleaning out and therefore puts pressure on himself. He thus gets caught in possession or gives bad ball to the backs. He also puts his backs under pressure by giving them the ball only after he ran about 3m sideways looking for a gap, and the passed only when he realized there is none.
    He has a short fuse, has been yellow carded for this too often and gives away a few too many penalties, but I put this down to his commitment so I see it as a positive.
    Despite this he is a good rugby player though, he’s committed, fast, has a good sidestep, he’s a great defender, a quality kicker, can make breaks and score individual tries, he has a good pass and can put players into space with some of his passes and the reason I still think he’s a valuable player and if he works on a few things can be a great scrummy… he can put in performances that win matches…

    I would be very disappointed if they play him again after one of these performance.

    Which reminds me of another bad attribute, inconsistency.

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.08.10 11:22:26 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 48) : Awesome contribution from you, amazed you took it literally… Well played. Kudos. Reply with thanks and you can have the last say… ;-)

  • Comment 49, posted at 12.08.10 11:29:26 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 40) : Well actually he does allot wrong as a hooker. It works in this team and against these teams and in this competition, but it won’t necessarily work against stronger competition…Crusaders, Waratahs…

    Every position has it’s job description and making breaks from fly half, wing and center is not one of them for a hooker. Even though it’s great, it means you are neglecting your main jobs. One of which is attendance at the rucks and the stats tells a story in this regard for Burden. He doesn’t make as much tackles, he doesn’t make as much clean outs, he doesn’t make as much steals as a hooker should. This means the rest of your forwards needs to work that much harder to keep this part of the game up to scratch for the team.

    Having Burden on the field is like having a 7th back on the field. As soon as your opposition gets stronger you can’t afford this for a whole 80min. Unless you compensate with your loosies and get some bulk and work horses in there…

    If I had to choose I’d probably even pick Cooper ahead of Burden…as a hooker, because Burden is an excellent player, he just doesn’t bring that much when it comes to this specific position.

    That’s my opinion.

  • Comment 50, posted at 12.08.10 11:33:00 by Letgo Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 49) : Thanks :grin:

  • Comment 51, posted at 12.08.10 11:33:48 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 50) : I was spesifically talking CC and the current season… :wink:

  • Comment 52, posted at 12.08.10 11:40:39 by Ice Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 50) : Oh, I forgot you were a stat fundi! But I don’t watch rugby on paper, nor do I know as much as I wuld like to, I simply comment on what I see to be happening on the field..and its working in my opinion.

  • Comment 53, posted at 12.08.10 11:44:18 by Ice Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 50) : There are already 7 backs on the field ;-)

  • Comment 54, posted at 12.08.10 11:44:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 51) : My goodness Letgo, are suffering from cramp in your typing fingers yet :) Good points about Burden though, same criticisms leveled at Schalk Brits. Also both of them throw $%&$ into the lineouts.. Having said that, I do believe there is a place for Burden in certain circumstances, like when the game loosens up in the final 20 mins.

  • Comment 55, posted at 12.08.10 11:47:10 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 54) : Not when Swannie is playing

  • Comment 56, posted at 12.08.10 11:47:40 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 54) : :oops:

  • Comment 57, posted at 12.08.10 11:59:49 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 56) : :lol:

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 56) : hey now… Swannie was very good this weekend!

  • Comment 59, posted at 12.08.10 12:07:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : Touché. Yes he was and was looking hungry after having been dropped the last few weeks. Lets hope hes stays hungry for the game and not for the big Macs…

  • Comment 60, posted at 12.08.10 12:11:02 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : Yep, the time off the field did Swannie a world of good, I have not seen him that determined, that varied… well ever!!! Good showing from him… Hoping he stays in this mode for a while, he’s also done some conditioning – physically in best shape I’ve seen him in, he wants to play rugby, and wants the Number 12 jersey…

  • Comment 61, posted at 12.08.10 12:11:20 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • Please can anyone tell me about the rumour that Rory is on his way…..maybe to WP ????????

  • Comment 62, posted at 12.08.10 12:14:10 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 62) : Its seems Rory is always on his way somewhere. First Ulster, then it was confirmed that was Pienaar, now maybe WP. If hes going to WP he better get used to spending more time on the bench. They like Duvenhage down there and need to keep Ricky around for PdV reasons thus hes unlikely to make much headway there. The Bulls dont want him, even the Lions really like Vermaak. If hes going anywhere, its to the Cheetahs (maybe Sharks can swop him for Mapoe) or overseas.

  • Comment 63, posted at 12.08.10 12:17:43 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 62) : I’d be surprised. WP already has 2 good scrummies in Duvenhage and Hoffman….then there is also the Boks first choice January. :evil:

  • Comment 64, posted at 12.08.10 12:19:50 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Kockett was doing a Mexican standoff I think (if the rumour mongering is to be believed) – it would be shortsighted to leave this union – FSRU have quality scrummies come Super time… He is a Shark (just needs an attitude / outlook adjustment… from what I see / hear / read)

  • Comment 65, posted at 12.08.10 12:23:37 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 62) : where did you hear that rumour?

  • Comment 66, posted at 12.08.10 12:27:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 65) : Who, Mr Sulky Sulk Sulkerson??? Never!!

  • Comment 67, posted at 12.08.10 12:28:10 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • GREAT! I see Sykes is in playing twice! In the starting line-up AND on the bench!! Is that a split personality-thing?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 68, posted at 12.08.10 12:31:45 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 68) : he’s super efficient – he covers himself :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 12.08.10 12:33:02 by rekinek (Go Klose!) Reply
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  • @rekinek (Go Klose!) (Comment 69) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 12.08.10 12:35:50 by Ice Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 67) : Sarel Pretorius is suited to The Cheetahs style of play – if thats who you referring to?

  • Comment 71, posted at 12.08.10 12:38:19 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) : Mike Greenaway, in today’s Mecury :mrgreen:

  • Comment 72, posted at 12.08.10 12:49:17 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 72) : First you heard of it, Rob?

  • Comment 73, posted at 12.08.10 12:51:00 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 72) :

    47 sleeps still!!!! :sad: :lol: :mrgreen: :grin: :cool:

  • Comment 74, posted at 12.08.10 12:52:55 by Ice Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 73) :

    NOW he’s gonna be peed off!! :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 75, posted at 12.08.10 12:53:41 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 74) : You counting the days……Me2 :grin:
    Gonna be real :cool:

  • Comment 76, posted at 12.08.10 12:55:46 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 68) : we’ve just discovered a hidden benefit in putting up the team announcement twice… when the young apprentice inadvertently screws up, the master can post the correct team moments later :)

    Oh – War is gonna kill me when he sees this

  • Comment 77, posted at 12.08.10 12:57:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 73) : well, no… it’s not really. Just that It’s kinda been an under the radar thing. If Mike G is reporting it, then it’s probably done and dusted.

    Not surprising, really…

  • Comment 78, posted at 12.08.10 12:58:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 77) :

    :lol: :lol:

    Dont Change it, though – I think it’s a great move from Plum! :lol:

  • Comment 79, posted at 12.08.10 13:01:20 by Ice Reply
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  • Hmmmm… Rory Kockett… Interesting…

  • Comment 80, posted at 12.08.10 13:01:54 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 77) : Be prepared…… :-) )

  • Comment 81, posted at 12.08.10 13:02:10 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 75) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 82, posted at 12.08.10 13:04:02 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 76) :

    Ineedo!! I am superstoked! :grin:

  • Comment 83, posted at 12.08.10 13:05:39 by Ice Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 71) : Actually I was thinking of Kockett the last few months….

  • Comment 84, posted at 12.08.10 13:27:22 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 84) : On the same page as you now…

  • Comment 85, posted at 12.08.10 13:44:14 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • anyone not yet left support messages for steve and wolla? We need more

  • Comment 86, posted at 12.08.10 13:50:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 86) :

    I can post a few more?? :lol:

  • Comment 87, posted at 12.08.10 13:54:43 by Ice Reply
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