Richard Ferguson

Preview and Predictions: Semi Finals


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, WP on 15 Oct 2010 at 11:13
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It’s semi final time, and hell, this is going to be one of the best weekend’s of rugby you will experience in a long time!

There’s a lot riding on this one. Getting the result right can help you make serious progress in our Last Man Standing competition, as well as making your way up the log over at SuperBru. For those of you who prefer to take a more direct financial stake in things, perhaps using an online sports betting site, such as Marshalls World of Sport to place a bet on the results will be more your thing. Knowing who’s playing (and who isn’t) is also pretty important for Fantasy League managers.

Challenge: Here is the challenge, everybody reading this has to put in writing their predictions for the weekend results. Think about it, be careful and put it down. This will then determine which blogger has the most insight and will be voted the best predictor and will win the admiration of the entire Sharksworld community.

Game 1: Sharks v Bulls

This is the big one for the weekend, and who dares to call the winner of this match? Both teams have so much at stake. The Bulls have an amazing record in play offs and would love to keep that intact. The Sharks have a massive chokers tag that will not go away, and this is the perfect opportunity to get rid of it. Look forward to a massive forward battle from two of the best packs in the country, along with loose forwards that will be running at each other all day. Is your mouth watering yet? Prediction: Sharks by 6

Players to watch:

For the Sharks: From 15 to one they have quality, but it will be the wise old heads of Stefan Terblanché (as captain), along with Springboks Ryan Kankowski, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis and Tendai Mtawarira that could hold the key. The exciting Louis Ludik, at fullback, powerful Lwazi Mvovo on the wing and the youthful exuberance of Patrick Lambie at flyhalf are always worth the entry fee.

For the Blue Bulls: This is a team of proven quality across the park. However, the lock combination of Victor Matfield (with the added responsibility of the captaincy) and Bakkies Botha is rated as the best in the world. You would want to see if they live up to their star status. Then there is the match-winning ability of Morné Steyn at flyhalf and the rare qualities of Francois Hougaard at scrumhalf. Danie Rossouw is preferred at No.8 ahead of Pierre Spies and you wonder of that was a good selection?

Head to head: You can take any position and it would make for an interesting showdown. However, the key battles will happen along the spines of the two teams – at hooker, Springboks Bismarck du Plessis and Chiliboy Ralepelle, at lock – Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha against Alistair Hargreaves and Steven Sykes, at No.8, Ryan Kankowski against Danie Rossouw, the halfbacks – Patrick Lambie and Charl McLeod versus Morné Steyn and Francois Hougaard. You can go further down the team, pick your own hot spots, but those could be the defining battles of this game.

Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Stefan Terblanché (captain), 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Alistair Hargreaves, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Eugene van Staden, 18 Anton Bresler, 19 Jacques Botes, 20 Rory Kockott, 21 André Pretorius, 22 Odwa Ndungane.

Blue Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Jaco van der Westhuyzen, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Danie Rossouw, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Derick Kuün, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Bakkies Botha, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling.

Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Pierre Spies, 20 Ruan Snyman, 21 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 22 Deon Stegmann.

Game 2: Western Province v Cheetahs

Who ever said Currie Cup rugby is boring? Another cracker match to look forward to. Western Province would love to show that they are serious contenders for silverware this year by getting into the finals. The Cheetahs on the other hand, are in the mood to upset like they always do and get into the finals where anything can happen. The Cheetahs frontrow must be one of the best in the tournament, and will give WP a good run, but WP have THE backline of the tournament, and should an amazing battle of running rugby front one team and defence from the other. Prediction: Cheetahs by 4

Players to watch:

For Western Province: There are plenty of Springboks to choose from but the player who has been the most consistent this season is tough No.8 Duane Vermeulen. The centre pairing of Jean de Villiers and Juan de Jongh is a quality one and will be eager to run with ball in hand, as will pocket-rocket Gio Aplon who can create a try out of nothing. Wing Bryan Habana looked like a man with something to prove last week and is a renowned match-winner.

For the Cheetahs: Centre Mayer Bosman is having a fantastic season and will relish the challenge of taking on couple of Boks in the midfield. The man the Cheetahs rely on heavily to lead them from the front is their captain Juan Smith who is an inspiration to watch. The big men in the front row WP Nel, Adriaan Strauss and Coenie Oosthuizen have an important job to put WP on the back foot and they have the muscle to do it.

Head to head: At the breakdown the battle between Schalk Burger and Francois Louw against Juan Smith and Ashley Johnson will be crucial in the overall contest. Another defining clash is at flyhalf where both Willem de Waal and Louis Strydom aren’t the flashiest pivots, but they are reliable goal-kickers who will need to hold their nerve – especially in a knock-out game where a missed penalty can cost you the match.
Teams:

Western Province: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Willem de Waal, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 Anton van Zyl, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 JD Moller.

Replacements: 16 Hanyani Shimange, 17 JC Kritzinger, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 Lionel Cronjé, 22 Paul Bosch.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Philip Snyman, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Corné Uys, 10 Louis Strydom, 9 Tewis De Bruyn, 8 Ashley Johnson, 7 Juan Smith (captain), 6 Hendro Scholtz, 5 Waltie Vermeulen, 4 Francois Uys, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.

Replacements: 16 Skipper Badenhorst, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Izak van der Westhuizen, 19 Kabamba Floors, 20 Tertius Carse, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Riaan Smit.



113 Comments

  • Got Bulls by 4 and Cheetahs by 2 on Superbru.

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.10.10 11:15:22 by Morné Reply
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  • My predictions are in the article, but in case:

    Sharks by 6
    Cheetahs by 4

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.10.10 11:18:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Can we still make picks for Last man standing??

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.10.10 11:20:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • My SB says: Sharks by 6, WP by 11

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.10.10 11:21:53 by Crock Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) :

    Last man standing is finished. It was only for the league stage of the Currie Cup.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.10.10 11:21:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Sharks by 2
    Cheetahs by 4

    Eish…Toiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit! Likatiger.

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.10.10 11:22:25 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) :

    Nee, dit is gesluit!! :roll:

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.10.10 11:22:38 by wpw Reply
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  • WP to win.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.10.10 11:22:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : Read those head to heads and players to watch on rugby365 :twisted: , just glad you were more sensible than over there in picking the Sharks for victory :)

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.10.10 11:24:33 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • Sharks by 10 and Province by 15.

    Its not going to be as close as everyone thinks , Cheetahs have had their glory at Newlands and the Bulls will get a in your face Sharks side that know they deserve a shot at the final.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.10.10 11:24:55 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Sharks by 46 and Cheetah’s by 59 :mrgreen:

    It’s impossible to predict these games….I wouldn’t even want to pick winners

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.10.10 11:25:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • i see the promising leopards scrummy, bondesio has signed with the lions yesterday along with maku.

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.10.10 11:27:50 by VanWilder Reply

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  • Sharks by 3
    WP by 9

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.10.10 11:28:19 by blackshark Reply

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  • Cheetahs by 3
    Sharks by 7

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.10.10 11:30:26 by kevmaestro Reply

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  • Sharks by 8

    Wp by 4

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.10.10 11:31:35 by Benna08 Reply
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  • Sharks by 2
    WP by 12

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.10.10 11:35:14 by VanWilder Reply

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  • and lions by -15 :cool:

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.10.10 11:35:58 by VanWilder Reply

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  • swd by 5

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.10.10 11:38:19 by VanWilder Reply

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  • Sharks by 8
    WP by 11

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.10.10 11:40:29 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : When will the winner of LMS be announced ?? I see a couple of guys are still alive with lifelines …. Sharks by 4 !!

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.10.10 12:07:46 by King Deysel Reply
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  • Sharks by 4
    WP by 7

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.10.10 12:11:50 by Puma Reply

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  • Sharks by 6
    WP by 8+

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.10.10 12:15:33 by Nhumrod Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 17) : That’s a bit generous don’t you think? You getting soft all of a sudden :lol:

    My prediction, and you can bet your life savings on this one: The final won’t be at loftus :grin:

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.10.10 12:18:09 by Greg Reply

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  • As long as the Sharks and Cheetahs win I will be happy!!! :smile: :twisted:

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.10.10 12:22:10 by Villie Reply
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  • Sharks by 6
    WP by 7

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.10.10 12:24:16 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 23) : i was hoping you would have a glance at that prediction. You do remember my prediction that you guys would have a look at Chillyboy or Maku?? and congrats on signing Bondesio. not the high profile players that i had in mind i must admit, but alot of promise.

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.10.10 12:28:13 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 23) : oh ja, and i thought you guys were playing the pumas this weekend, my bad… ;-) :cool:

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.10.10 12:29:11 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 26) : Yep, I remember, I also remember saying that with Edgar there, we probably wouldn’t need Bandise, but the depth can’t hurt. Didn’t see a lot of Michael this season, but he has shown a lot of promise. I would still like to see a really high profile player signing, possibly not going to happen without a good showing in S15 next year. If we do do well there, there will be a bigger incentive to join up.

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.10.10 12:34:46 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 28) :

    Conrad Smith :cool:

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.10.10 12:36:20 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • WP should sneek it, but the Bulls Sharks game is to close to call. Both teams have got a lot of players back for this game and that can be both good and bad. Gut says Bulls. But the Sharks are by no means just participants and have as much of a chance as the Bulls.

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.10.10 12:36:44 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 29) : Haven’t heard anything, do tell?

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.10.10 12:41:15 by Greg Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 24) :

    Hey buddy!!

    Are you enjoying the ‘soap opera’ that is playing itself out for the ownership of LFC?? :roll:

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.10.10 12:51:44 by wpw Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 28) :

    High profile player = Bolla Conradie :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.10.10 12:55:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 30) :

    I agree, the Sharks are not ‘partipants’ :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.10.10 12:56:58 by wpw Reply
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  • Bookies SportingBet have installed WP as favourites to win their first Currie Cup title since 2001 – and can be backed at 13/8. :shock: :mrgreen:

    The Blue Bulls are on offer at 15/8, while the table-topping Sharks are available at 12/5. The Free State Cheetahs are an attractive-looking 12/1 proposition.

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.10.10 12:57:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 31) :

    Whispers around Coke Park at the Pumas match.

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.10.10 13:02:03 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Sharks – 5
    WP – 5

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.10.10 13:04:21 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • What the Shark and Cheetah supporters can feel fortunate of is that Voldy and he’s cronies have written off their chances…and we know their track record.

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.10.10 13:05:26 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 32) :

    Mate..I’m LOVING it. Working in Liverpool makes it even more enjoyable. Everyone in the office is constantly on the net trying to find out the latest.

    How about a CHeetahs/Everton double this weekend? :razz: :twisted: :shock:

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.10.10 13:08:49 by Villie Reply
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  • Sharks to win by 4 and wp to win by 6.

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.10.10 13:13:26 by JJR Reply
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  • Sharks by 5
    Cheetahs by 8

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.10.10 13:15:36 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @VanWilder (Comment 12) : Bondesio definitely better than Joubert, so well done Lions. Maku will also help a lot.

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.10.10 13:16:00 by JJR Reply
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  • I think Wp will win, but i am shouting for The Cheetahs pack to maul them. Cheetahs could take it if they scrum like they should.

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.10.10 13:17:31 by JJR Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 34) : Sack ! :oops: :lol:

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.10.10 13:24:57 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • Geezlikit!! But its QUIET!!! Would not say two improtant semi’s are being played tomorrow..

    Face it okes – its the last of the Currie Cup as we know it -we might as well enjoy being part of our rugby history!!

    WAKE UP!!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.10.10 13:47:20 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 45) : Skreeu jy op my??? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.10.10 14:00:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 46) :

    JAAAA!!! :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.10.10 14:02:28 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 47) : Ek is uitgepraat nou nip ek net vir more se game….I’ve had butterflies in my stomach this whole week because of this game :shock:

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.10.10 14:04:15 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 47) : Dink jy nie ek behoort n ‘cup’ te kry omdat ek die pink trui gewen het nie?

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.10.10 14:06:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 48) :

    Me too!!

    @Pokkel (Comment 49) :

    Ja jou ou drol! ;-) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.10.10 14:21:34 by Ice Reply
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  • Like my SB Picks:
    Bulls by 2
    WP by 4
    :neutral:

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.10.10 14:26:04 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 51) : no ! you did not :evil:

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.10.10 14:35:49 by rekinek Reply
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  • A chicken farmer went to a local bar…. Sat next to a woman and ordered a glass of champagne…

    The woman perks up and says, ‘How about that? I just ordered a glass of champagne, too!’

    ‘What a coincidence’ the farmer says. ‘This is a special day for me…. I am celebrating’

    ‘This is a special day for me too, I am also celebrating!’ says the woman.

    ‘What a coincidence!’ says the farmer! As they clinked glasses the man asked, ‘What are you celebrating?’

    ‘My husband and I have been trying to have a child and today my gynaecologist told me that I am pregnant!’

    ‘What a coincidence,’ says the man. ‘I’m a chicken farmer and for years all of my hens were infertile, but today they are all laying fertilized eggs.’

    ‘That’s great!’ says the woman. ‘How did your chickens become fertile?’

    ‘I used a different cock,’ he replied.

    The woman smiled and said, ‘What a coincidence.’

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.10.10 14:38:47 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 53) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.10.10 14:40:06 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 45) : STRESSING……….

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.10.10 14:46:56 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 53) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.10.10 14:53:12 by Ice Reply
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  • SA 44-0 6 overs.

    Zim in for another hiding. :roll:

  • Comment 57, posted at 15.10.10 14:58:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • Cheers all….big weekend…..GOOOOOOOO SHAAAAAAAARRRRRKKKKKSSSS

  • Comment 58, posted at 15.10.10 15:11:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 57) : Smith just out. Caught in the covers.

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.10.10 15:15:39 by lostfish Reply
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  • Unfortunately i’m going to have to go with the bookies on this one and say BULLS by 6 and WP by 8. Just can’t bet against the blue balls in a playoff. Time will tell though.

    Unconfirmed report is that the Lions have signed Jacobie Adrianse from the Griquas.

  • Comment 60, posted at 15.10.10 15:16:14 by Zebra Reply

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  • Does anyone on here know how the winners of the win sharks tickets will be contacted if they won? Why I am asking is because alot of my friends entered and only have access to email at work, and they finish early on a Friday.
    :?: :?: :?:

  • Comment 61, posted at 15.10.10 15:24:31 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

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  • GO SHARKS!!!!!!! I will be at the stadium to watch them, was there last year too and certainly do not want a repeat performance.

  • Comment 62, posted at 15.10.10 15:25:20 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

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  • The weather in Durban is certainly repeating itself – last years semi final was cold and miserable, looks like the same this year. :sad:

  • Comment 63, posted at 15.10.10 15:26:02 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

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  • CHEERS ALL… WILL HOPEFULLY SEE YOU ALL IN A GOOD MOOD ON MONDAY!!! njoy!

  • Comment 64, posted at 15.10.10 15:26:10 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 61) : via email.

  • Comment 65, posted at 15.10.10 15:29:13 by lostfish Reply
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  • SHARKS BY 5 PROVINCE BY 12

  • Comment 66, posted at 15.10.10 15:34:38 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Waited till the last moment just before i knock off :
    SHARKS by 6/7
    WEEPEE by 7+

    CMON BOYS!!!!
    GO SHARKS GO
    GO SHARKS GO

  • Comment 67, posted at 15.10.10 15:37:39 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • 100-1 14 overs

  • Comment 68, posted at 15.10.10 15:41:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • Got my tickets for the game yesterday, real nosebleeders! Hopefully its an indication that the tank will be more packed then last year, mind you computicket only get a limited amount.
    Anyway GO SHARKS!!!! Super Keen 4 2moro!!!!!

  • Comment 69, posted at 15.10.10 15:41:44 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Some females on the grass banks smoking what looks very much like shisha pipes. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 15.10.10 15:42:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • On a serious note…the Sharks – Bulls semi is such a tight one to call as the sides have different strengths and each have a few weaknesses which could be exposed.

    Bulls have the edge at halfback with Steyn and Hougaard, and trump the Sharks big time at lock with Bakkies and Matfield.

    Sharks have superiority in the front row. I make the loosies, centres and back 3 (wings and FB) even. That leaves home ground advantage, discipline and goalkicking as the other factors to consider. Sharks are playing at home so that is a big factor. Both Bissie and Bakkies probably cancel each other out in the discipline stakes while Steyn has the edge over Lambie in goalkicking.

    Bulls possibly edge it in the reserve depth. Sharks edge it in teamwork this season (having finished top of the table). I also believe that in Keegan Daniel and Lwazi Mvovo, we have a couple of players that can provide the X factor ie. a moment of brilliance that could swing the game. Bulls nick it in terms of experience.

    All in all…I see it going to the wire…with no more than 5 points in it either way. Certainly not a game I’ll be lumping my money down on!!!

  • Comment 71, posted at 15.10.10 15:47:05 by Villie Reply
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  • Sharks and WP by 5-7!!!

    GO BOYS and everyone else have FUN!!! :grin:

  • Comment 72, posted at 15.10.10 15:47:26 by Ice Reply
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  • I just got my ticket! Any way, I predict Sharks by 4 and Cheetas by 9

  • Comment 73, posted at 15.10.10 15:49:52 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • I saw Ryan Kankowski earlier and he looks really intens. The boys must just go out and do what worked for them this whole season so far, and that is to just have fun.

  • Comment 74, posted at 15.10.10 15:52:09 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Amla 100 up. :cool:

    103 from 87 balls.

  • Comment 75, posted at 15.10.10 16:31:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ingram 50 on debut. :cool:

  • Comment 76, posted at 15.10.10 16:32:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • 193-1

    30 overs.

  • Comment 77, posted at 15.10.10 16:36:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sharks by 11

    Province by 6

  • Comment 78, posted at 15.10.10 16:39:23 by Farlington Reply

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  • Sharks by 5

    WP by 6

  • Comment 79, posted at 15.10.10 16:42:53 by lostfish Reply
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  • Amla run out. Silly. :roll: :evil:

    110 from 96 balls.

    Ingram owes Amla big time for running him out.

  • Comment 80, posted at 15.10.10 16:43:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sharks by 10, cheetahs by 2

  • Comment 81, posted at 15.10.10 16:54:35 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Drinks

    217-2

    34 overs

  • Comment 82, posted at 15.10.10 16:55:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 69) : Also got a ticket – only got it today and it is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy up on the top, gonna die of a heart attack just getting to my seat. :smile:

  • Comment 83, posted at 15.10.10 17:04:54 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 65) : Oh no that is so not good, what if someone who does not have access to email wins? Then the tickets will be wasted, they should rather contact the winner via phone.

  • Comment 84, posted at 15.10.10 17:06:53 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

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  • Die Sharks moet my nou nie more die moer in maak nie,hierdie pampoen boere in potch ken nie eers rugny reels nie,soek net n rede om te suip…….en sakkie sakkie op die bloubul

  • Comment 85, posted at 15.10.10 17:07:37 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • de villiers run out. goodness me. :evil: :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 86, posted at 15.10.10 17:10:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • morkel gone for 1 run. :sad:

  • Comment 87, posted at 15.10.10 17:21:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ingram 100 up. On debut :cool:

    100 from 110 balls

  • Comment 88, posted at 15.10.10 17:31:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ingram only the 6th player ever to score an ODI ton on debut.

  • Comment 89, posted at 15.10.10 17:34:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • 291-4

    5 overs to go.

  • Comment 90, posted at 15.10.10 17:39:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • New ball please, as Miller klaps one out the park.

  • Comment 91, posted at 15.10.10 17:42:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ingram out.

    124 from 126 balls.

  • Comment 92, posted at 15.10.10 17:53:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • 331-5

  • Comment 93, posted at 15.10.10 17:54:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 84) : I guess with all the technology nowadays most people who have access to the internet have all round access.

  • Comment 94, posted at 15.10.10 17:57:37 by lostfish Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 89) : Awesome.

  • Comment 95, posted at 15.10.10 17:58:07 by lostfish Reply
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  • Miller 51 from 30 balls.

    Ball 31 disturbes his stumps.

    346-6

  • Comment 96, posted at 15.10.10 18:01:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 96) : :shock:

    How many over left?

  • Comment 97, posted at 15.10.10 18:03:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 97) : 1 ball

  • Comment 98, posted at 15.10.10 18:05:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 45) : yip – we are part of the history. ooooo second time this year ;-) we are the official hosts :mrgreen:

  • Comment 99, posted at 15.10.10 18:05:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • 351-6

    50 overs

  • Comment 100, posted at 15.10.10 18:06:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 98) : :roll:

    Oh okay thanks. :lol:

  • Comment 101, posted at 15.10.10 18:06:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • SA to win by about 150 runs.

  • Comment 102, posted at 15.10.10 18:07:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bulls by 5:-( cheetahs by 11

  • Comment 103, posted at 15.10.10 19:34:18 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 85) : Ek stem saam, want nes daardie klomp van Potch, is hier paar ‘tappeds’ van Rustenburg ook af wat ‘n ou al jou hel gaan gee as die Sharks verloor.

  • Comment 104, posted at 16.10.10 00:41:58 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • sharks by 8

    wp by 12

  • Comment 105, posted at 16.10.10 06:43:33 by grant10 Reply

    Super Rugby player
     
  • I predict I will get to see the match after all!!! :cool:

    My 12 hour days are finished. I get to go home 30 min before kick-off. :cool:

  • Comment 106, posted at 16.10.10 09:18:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I’m scared! Hold me.

  • Comment 107, posted at 16.10.10 09:30:20 by klempie Reply

    klempieTeam captain
     
  • @klempie (Comment 107) : me too… but you’re still a little scrawny for my tastes

  • Comment 108, posted at 16.10.10 09:38:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 108) : Working on it big guy. :grin:

  • Comment 109, posted at 16.10.10 09:51:51 by klempie Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 104) : And it doesnt even make sense what they are saying..GO SHARKS

  • Comment 110, posted at 16.10.10 10:41:52 by Honey Badger Reply

    Honey BadgerCurrie Cup player
     
  • @klempie (Comment 109) : You in the market for some horse steroids?

  • Comment 111, posted at 16.10.10 11:51:01 by Baldrick Reply

    BaldrickCurrie Cup player
     
  • @Baldrick (Comment 111) : No ways bru! Starting weight training next week hopefully if the biokineticist is happy with the results of knee rehab. Horse steroids will come later. :cool:

  • Comment 112, posted at 16.10.10 12:14:22 by klempie Reply

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  • Great job Sharks – the cup is one step closer!

  • Comment 113, posted at 16.10.10 17:37:09 by goyougoodthing2 Reply

    goyougoodthing2Under 19 player
     

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