Richard Ferguson

ABSA Currie Cup Semi Final: WP (31) v Cheetahs (7) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 16 Oct 2010 at 15:30
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By the time these two teams run onto the field they will know two things. Firstly, they will know who they are playing to face in the Final of the Currie Cup in two weeks time. Secondly, they will know whether they are not only playing for the abovementioned right, but whether home ground advantage will be part of the deal.

Each of the teams has their own individual strengths, and it will be interesting to see how they play each other. WP must have the best backline in the competition, whereas the Cheetahs have a much superior forward pack.

All eyes will be on Newlands come 5pm, lets hope they deliver!

The 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.

Date: Saturday, October 16
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Expected weather: Slightly overcastand cool. High of 22°C, low of 13°C. A south easterly wind, but no chance of rain.
Referee: Mark Lawrence
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert, Cobus Wessels
TMO: Shaun Veldsman



105 Comments

  • PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.10.10 16:50:56 by McLovin Reply
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  • Newlands will no doubt be packed to the rafters. :cool:

    As usual. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.10.10 17:03:54 by McLovin Reply
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  • Go Province, please give these minnows a 20 point hiding.

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.10.10 17:10:21 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • These two have played each other in Semi Finals 4 times and the Cheetahs have won 3 of those.

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.10.10 17:20:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • De Waal misses a PK at goal.

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.10.10 17:22:06 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • This game is SUCH and anti-climax. :oops:

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.10.10 17:22:34 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Strydom misses a PK at goal.

    BOTH of their kicks we sitters. :shock:

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.10.10 17:25:04 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • 15min

    WP 0 – 0 OFS

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.10.10 17:34:03 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • GO WP!

    Bit of a snorefest so far though.

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.10.10 17:38:49 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 9) : Snorefest…. :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.10.10 17:39:44 by domsmooth Reply

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  • 20min

    WP 0 – 0 OFS

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.10.10 17:39:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Habana scores his first try for WP…

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.10.10 17:40:17 by domsmooth Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) :

    And as i say that Habana scores

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.10.10 17:40:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 9) :

    LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s not a Bit of a snorefest. it is a massive snorefest.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.10.10 17:41:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Dam. Gonna have to play WP again, this time at home, but they just beat us not so long ago…

    7:0

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.10.10 17:41:57 by domsmooth Reply

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  • Converted

    WP 7 – 0 OFS

    23min

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.10.10 17:42:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @domsmooth (Comment 15) :

    With a hugely experimental team from the Sharks though.

    No such mistakes were made this week.

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.10.10 17:43:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Habana nearly scores another… :shock:

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.10.10 17:43:51 by domsmooth Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : Fair point!

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.10.10 17:44:29 by domsmooth Reply

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  • 30min

    WP 7 – 0 OFS

    back in a bit

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.10.10 17:49:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 9) : It is hard to get excited about this game after the previous game.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.10.10 17:49:32 by lostfish Reply
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  • Juan Smith pushed the Mechanic over onto his ass

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.10.10 17:51:16 by lostfish Reply
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  • Will be interesting playing WP again – this time with real stakes.

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.10.10 17:52:43 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 21) : @Big Fish (Comment 23) : Agreed on both points made.

    10:0 now, and only a little bit left before the half break.
    Jantjes sounds like he is playing ok… listening on the radio. Back to the earlier snorefest comment… :roll:

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.10.10 17:59:52 by domsmooth Reply

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  • hooter sounds, de waal kick to come

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.10.10 18:01:16 by domsmooth Reply

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  • 13:0 H/T

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.10.10 18:01:36 by domsmooth Reply

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  • PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.10.10 18:05:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @domsmooth (Comment 12) : Habana’s first try for a while.

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.10.10 18:06:37 by lostfish Reply
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  • Only 38.79% of people on superbru went for a Sharks win.

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.10.10 18:09:11 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 28) : Apparently… not so prominent in the province fold as he was with the bullies. Probably cos he needs the base the forwards provide for him, like with the Boks…. Will be an interesting 2nd half…

    Hating the music R2000 playing during the break… :|

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.10.10 18:09:58 by domsmooth Reply

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  • Go Province!! :smile:

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.10.10 18:10:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 29) : Bookies probably not all that happy then! Underdogs (apparently – sorry mclovin) win!

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.10.10 18:11:11 by domsmooth Reply

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  • De waal kick to come…. long one apparently.

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.10.10 18:15:26 by domsmooth Reply

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  • Kick is good. 16:0 to WP….

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.10.10 18:17:07 by domsmooth Reply

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  • So much for Duvenage’s superior kicking game!! :roll:

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.10.10 18:18:54 by wpw Reply
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  • Try Flo!! :cool:

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.10.10 18:20:38 by wpw Reply
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  • F Louw scores for WP….

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.10.10 18:20:55 by domsmooth Reply

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  • FORWARD PAAAASSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.10.10 18:21:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • WP 21 Cheaters n ronde eiertjie!! :)

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.10.10 18:22:19 by wpw Reply
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  • Kick missed Eish… 21:0 Can the cheaters come back from this? :shock:

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.10.10 18:22:38 by domsmooth Reply

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  • Cheetahs will feel hard done by with that forward pass.

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.10.10 18:22:58 by lostfish Reply
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  • The try of Habana’s try was also forward, just check where he was standing at receiving the ball, even the pass from JDV to Flo was forward ;-)

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.10.10 18:24:36 by Charlie Reply

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  • Agree Oubaas! Was forward by Schalk.

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.10.10 18:24:37 by wpw Reply
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  • Aai Charlie! :roll:

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.10.10 18:31:45 by wpw Reply
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  • Dam…. Was really hoping to play the cheaters in the final… (sorry mclovin…)

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.10.10 18:31:57 by domsmooth Reply

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  • WP 24 – 0 OFS

    60min

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.10.10 18:33:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • FS need a try, my SB margin is 18

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.10.10 18:33:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @domsmooth (Comment 45) : No not the Cheaters, PROVINCE

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.10.10 18:35:40 by lostfish Reply
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  • No Bulls and No Cheetahs in the final :shock: Is this the Currie Cup?

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.10.10 18:35:45 by Jarson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) : FS needs a try to avoid utter embarrassesment :roll:

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.10.10 18:36:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 48) :

    Yip agreed.

    PAYBACK for last week. :razz:

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.10.10 18:36:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What forward pass? :twisted:

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.10.10 18:37:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • I was hoping to meet WIE PIE in the final, we just prove toady how to beat the Bulls A-team, where they lost against the Bulls B-team ;-)

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.10.10 18:37:52 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 49) : unless cheetahs pull out some miracle.

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.10.10 18:38:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 50) :

    That TOO!!!!! :razz:

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.10.10 18:38:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • So glad Ebersohn decided to stay in the OFS.

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.10.10 18:38:34 by lostfish Reply
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  • Hey rekki
    Who cares if Harold’s team is thrashed??
    Certainly not the Sharks supporters!! :wink:

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.10.10 18:39:00 by wpw Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 49) :

    No it’s not. It’s the S15 dress rehearsal. Full strength teams. ;-)

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.10.10 18:39:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (Comment 49) : hehehehe. My concern is that WP hasn’t won anything in the last 9 yrs, and will be desperate….

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.10.10 18:39:47 by domsmooth Reply

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  • Daniller is doing what Terblanche did all of the S14 and last season.

    Chipping away all his possesion.

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.10.10 18:40:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Aplon try!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.10.10 18:41:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Too easy. Yawn. :twisted:

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.10.10 18:41:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • Gio Aplon scores…. I think it is beyond the cheaters now….

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.10.10 18:41:28 by domsmooth Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 61) :

    Missed tackle by Bosman on Habana made that try.

  • Comment 64, posted at 16.10.10 18:41:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hope WP don’t take their foot of the gas.

  • Comment 65, posted at 16.10.10 18:43:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Freestate is pathetic :evil: Well done Province.

  • Comment 66, posted at 16.10.10 18:43:34 by Jarson Reply
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  • :cool:
    WP Jou Lekka Ding!!

  • Comment 67, posted at 16.10.10 18:43:39 by wpw Reply
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  • Conversion over

    WP 31 – 0 OFS

    68min

  • Comment 68, posted at 16.10.10 18:44:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Durbs here we come.

  • Comment 69, posted at 16.10.10 18:44:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 62) :

    No Worries well give you a better game in 2 weeks time. ;-)

  • Comment 70, posted at 16.10.10 18:45:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hey Jarsy!! :wink:

  • Comment 71, posted at 16.10.10 18:45:57 by wpw Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 70) : Hope so. :twisted:

  • Comment 72, posted at 16.10.10 18:45:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 67) :

    You must be torn apart emotionally.

    Both the teams you support playing in the final. :razz:

  • Comment 73, posted at 16.10.10 18:46:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 71) :

    We would say “Hey WPie” but we all know that would be lying. :razz:

  • Comment 74, posted at 16.10.10 18:48:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • One of the Ebersohn sisters wounded and has to leave the field.

  • Comment 75, posted at 16.10.10 18:51:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • 75min

    WP 31 – 0 OFS

  • Comment 76, posted at 16.10.10 18:52:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ag no man. :evil:

  • Comment 77, posted at 16.10.10 18:53:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 76) :

    75:10

    Cheetah try!!!!!!

  • Comment 78, posted at 16.10.10 18:53:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Cheaters score…. :shock:

  • Comment 79, posted at 16.10.10 18:53:23 by domsmooth Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 78) : 75:10… :roll:

  • Comment 80, posted at 16.10.10 18:54:19 by domsmooth Reply

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  • Conversion Over

    WP 31 – 7 OFS

    76min

  • Comment 81, posted at 16.10.10 18:54:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @domsmooth (Comment 80) :

    75min 10 Sec.

  • Comment 82, posted at 16.10.10 18:54:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 31:7…. for those who are confused… 2 min

  • Comment 83, posted at 16.10.10 18:55:41 by domsmooth Reply

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  • Are you scared yet? :twisted:

  • Comment 84, posted at 16.10.10 18:56:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 82) : ah… right. whatever… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 85, posted at 16.10.10 18:56:28 by domsmooth Reply

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  • Ebersohn is overrated!! I think I must delete him from Facebook!! :twisted:

  • Comment 86, posted at 16.10.10 18:56:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 84) : :mrgreen:

    Kak IN my broek. :razz:

  • Comment 87, posted at 16.10.10 18:57:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 84) :

    if we thought the last few days were exciting then the next 2 weeks will blow our minds.

    Sharks v WP final is the best thing this site could have asked for.

  • Comment 88, posted at 16.10.10 18:58:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    WP 31 – 7 OFS.

  • Comment 89, posted at 16.10.10 18:59:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • FT… meeting Wp in Dbn… hmmm. 2 weeks running repairs

  • Comment 90, posted at 16.10.10 18:59:42 by domsmooth Reply

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  • Geluk WIE PIE :twisted:

  • Comment 91, posted at 16.10.10 18:59:48 by Charlie Reply

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  • See you all then!

  • Comment 92, posted at 16.10.10 19:01:29 by domsmooth Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 87) : That’s the second time today. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 93, posted at 16.10.10 19:02:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 93) :

    Semi-Final weight loss program. :lol:

  • Comment 94, posted at 16.10.10 19:05:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @domsmooth (Comment 92) :

    Cheers.

  • Comment 95, posted at 16.10.10 19:06:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ok I’ll start the banter.
    Sharks are overrated and were lucky to beat the Cows.
    We’re gonna thrash you in 2 wks time!! :twisted:

  • Comment 96, posted at 16.10.10 19:10:19 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 96) :

    Banter or halucinations?

  • Comment 97, posted at 16.10.10 19:18:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Wow! Red letter day for Sharks/Provinceworld in two weeks time. It’s going to be PACKED in here. Rob better secure some high paying sponsors. :cool:

  • Comment 98, posted at 16.10.10 20:14:39 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 97) : Possibly the latter ;-)

  • Comment 99, posted at 16.10.10 20:47:03 by lostfish Reply
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  • Well done WP!

  • Comment 100, posted at 16.10.10 21:41:08 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Congratulations WP supporters – you certainly tied a knot in the Cheeter tails :shock:

  • Comment 101, posted at 16.10.10 22:32:51 by diablo (Victory belongs to the most persevering - Well done Sharks) Reply

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  • Thanks diablo!
    Sorry about your team’s loss!

  • Comment 102, posted at 16.10.10 23:21:51 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 102) : Thanks, it’s almost a relief to be able to sit back and merely be an observer for the next match. :lol: BUT, remember that we are still the holders of the CC till then :twisted:

  • Comment 103, posted at 16.10.10 23:48:43 by diablo (Victory belongs to the most persevering - Well done Sharks) Reply

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  • Both WP U/19 & U/21 sides also made their respective finals. :cool:

  • Comment 104, posted at 17.10.10 12:22:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Reading a lot of negatives for Mark Lawrence on the net. Must say, I also thought that he was pretty [email protected]……

  • Comment 105, posted at 18.10.10 13:20:19 by SharksRTB Reply

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