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Windhoek Lager Team of the Semi-Finals


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, WP on 19 Oct 2010 at 07:42
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Welcome to the final Windhoek Lager Team of the Week for this season before the competition officially starts. This week we see only two teams represented, obviously being the winning teams from the weekend of semi finals.

The WP back three of Conrad Jantjes, Gio Aplon and Bryan Habana make a fantastic Springbok combination. All three looked great against the Cheetahs, with Habana and Aplon both shutting out their respective positions, being the only players nominated.

The centre pairing is a mixed bag, with Sharks captain Stefan Terblanche proving he can still play with the big boys and Springbok Jean de Villiers joining inside him. Terblanche was nominated in all teams bar one. In the important pivot positions we see an all Sharks combination, Pat Lambie and Charl McLeod dominating the voting.

The loose forwards are WP dominated as Duane Vermeulen retains his place from last week, and WP captain Schalk Burger taking the number six jersey. Willem Alberts, a regular Team of the Week player, claims his 7 jersey back after a few weeks off. As a matter of interest, Willem Alberts was nominated in every single team.

The Sharks lock pairing grabbed the 4 and 5 jerseys after dominating the Bulls locks of Bakkies and Victor. Well done lads, you thoroughly deserve it! The Sharks props also made it into the team, with Beast Mtawarira and Jannie du Plessis taking the 1 and 3 jerseys respectively. Deon Fourie deservedly gets the hooker spot after a great game against the Cheetahs.

Details regarding the competition will follow within the next few days, where every reader will be able to win two cases of Windhoek Lager by simply nominating your Windhoek Lager Team of the Currie Cup. Thank you must go to Windhoek Lager for sponsoring the prize.

Team of the week

15. Conrad Jantjes (WP)

14. Gio Aplon (WP)

13. Stefan Terblanche (Sharks)

12. Jean de Villiers (WP)

11. Brian Habana (WP)

10. Pat Lambie (Sharks)

9. Charl McLeod (Sharks)

8. Duane Vermeulen (WP)

7. Willem Alberts (Sharks)

6. Schalk Burger (WP)

5. Alistair Hargreaves (Sharks)

4. Steven Sykes (Sharks)

3. Jannie du Plessis (Sharks)

2. Deon Fourie (WP)

1. Beast Mtawarira (Sharks)

Sharks – 8
WP – 7



117 Comments

  • Kanko probably had one of the best games of his life and must be very unlucky not to take the no 8 spot.

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.10.10 07:54:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) :

    The voting was close between Kanko and Vermeulen.

    I think it might be the fact that more Province supporters submit Team of the Week. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.10.10 07:56:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Willem Alberts, Duane Vermeulen and Schalk Burger in the same team? I pity any team taking on this combination. Those three would leave a pile of rubble in their wake. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.10.10 08:09:34 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 3) : Too true. Maybe bring Wolla Deysel off the bench for this one too!

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.10.10 08:43:54 by Sportbilly Reply

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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 4) :

    Can you imagine?! You wouldnt want any of them to leave the field as you know you have a fresh Deysel to tackle.. Geez..

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.10.10 08:45:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Jasis guys I was trying to imagine that much detruction on a rugby pitch, would be kind of wrong to unleash that kind of hell

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.10.10 08:57:22 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 6) :

    On the Aussies? Or the Poms? Have you gone soft Clayton?

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.10.10 08:58:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.10.10 09:13:04 by wpw Reply
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  • But no out and out fetcher? Imagine if Brussow comes back and finds the same form he had. We’re gonna struggle to narrow down our trio.

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.10.10 09:14:50 by molly Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : :oops:

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.10.10 09:16:36 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 10) :

    Can you imagine Alberts or Deysel running at Giteau or Cooper.. The fear in their minds will have them dropping the ball nine times out of ten..

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.10.10 09:19:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I have the stats in front of me and there is just no way that Vermeulen’s performance against a weaker opposition should have won him a spot in the team of the week 15 this week.

    Let’s compare shall we: :mrgreen:

    D made 13 tackles and 4 Assists with no misses
    K made 7 tackles and 1 Assist with no misses

    D forced no turn overs
    K forced 1 turn over

    D 14 Ball Carries 112m gained 62% over gain line
    K 10 Ball Carries 113m gained 100% over gain line

    D 0 linebreaks 1 offload 4 passes 0 playmaker passes
    K 0 Linebreaks 0 offload 11 passes 1 playmaker pass

    D 19 times at breakdown 12 attack 7 defense
    K 32 times at breakdown 28 attack 3 defense

    D 1 unforced error
    K 1 unforced error

    Duanne made more tackles, but that’s all, in every other area, Kanko out played him against a tougher opposition. I think the WP guys should rethink their selection.

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.10.10 09:24:46 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 12) : Hows about we dont and just say we did?

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.10.10 09:27:40 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 13) :

    Haha..

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.10.10 09:31:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Stats schmats. Only cool when they suit you.
    p.s. Cheetah’s is not THAT much weaker opposition, we just clobbered them.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.10.10 09:45:51 by molly Reply
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  • I’ll put my 2 cents in and the only selection I disagree with is the #8 spot ..not because of any stats but I feel Kankos form had the biggest influenze in either games ..in fact he was immense , Duane sure was good but its difficult to gauge when he was in a team kicking arse.

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.10.10 09:49:02 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Just cause he isn’t a show pony doesn’t mean he isn’t playing bloody well.

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.10.10 09:50:54 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 17) :

    There was nothing showpony about Kanko on Sat ..sure he can show boat but not in this case.

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.10.10 09:55:20 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 16) :

    Did you submit YOUR team of the week??

    If not, your opinion is invalid!! :twisted:

    (You do know I’m joking right??) ;-)

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.10.10 09:58:14 by wpw Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 18) :

    @molly (Comment 17) :

    Its difficult to call, I must say. Even though I think Kanko proved he can play the tight game, Vermeulen has been great all season long, and the way they dominated the Cheetahs, I can understand his inclusion.

    Could have gone either way though..

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.10.10 09:59:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) :

    Oh Wes I can always count on you :mrgreen: , No I did not but something tells me it would not have made much difference ;-)

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.10.10 10:01:39 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 19) :

    You make a valid point Wpw.. had one more team reach me with Kankowski at 8, it would have gon to Kanko.

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.10.10 10:03:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : Ja, I’m just stirring.

    But honestly I don’t think the Bulls pitched up entirely, they had no clue what to do on attack. Morne had a shocker, yet the Cheetah’s were WAY weaker?

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.10.10 10:06:45 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 23) :

    The Sharks dominated the Buls for 70 minutes like WP did for the entire game, and just because we didnt win by 30 points, doesnt mean we didint dominate.

    I hear what you saying though..

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.10.10 10:09:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Also, I reckon Kanko made 90% of those ruck attends in the last 15min. Our forwards dominated enough so that Duane could run the ball more, 40% more than Kanko. Yet he only won the more tackle statistic? Cause he didn’t make as much ground? Is that because the Cheetah’s were better on defence than the Bulls. We can look at these stats any which way we want.

    If we look at statistics Anton van Zyl had the #5 slot sewn up. Don’t see his name mentioned too often.

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.10.10 10:10:02 by molly Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : That is exactly my point. It’s the team of the WEEK not of the season and past performances should not be taken into account until the final CC team is announced.

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.10.10 10:10:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 22) :

    I know your track record … yea sure :cool:

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.10.10 10:10:49 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 21) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 22) :

    I thought Kanko played well in the first half and he did some good work in the tight BUT Duane was VERY good and thats why I chose him.

    How many WP supporters voted??

    me
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    Only 4 of us voted for Duane?? :shock:

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.10.10 10:11:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 25) :

    D 19 times at breakdown 12 attack 7 defense
    K 32 times at breakdown 28 attack 3 defense

    It couldn’t have been in the last 15 minutes. because 28 were on attack and 3 in defense.

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.10.10 10:13:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 28) :

    Notice I didn’t add Morne to the list of WP supporters!! :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.10.10 10:13:42 by wpw Reply
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  • AvZ made 14 tackles and 5 Assists with 2 misses
    AH made 3 tackles and 0 Assist with no misses

    AvZ forced no turn overs
    AH forced 1 turn over

    AvZ 2 Ball Carries 5m gained 0% over gain line
    AH 7 Ball Carries 22m gained 22% over gain line

    AvZ 0 linebreaks 0 offload 5 passes 0 playmaker passes
    AH 0 Linebreaks 0 offload 8 passes 0 playmaker passes

    AvZ 45 times at breakdown 41 attack 4 defense
    AH 37 times at breakdown 37 attack 0 defense

    AvZ 0 unforced error, 1 Handling error, 0 Penalties
    AH 1 unforced error, 1 Handling error, 1 Penalty

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.10.10 10:17:32 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 30) :

    I had a look at the voting here.. I received 12 teams, one of which is the rugby 365.com team.

    Kanko got 5 votes
    Vermeulen got 6 votes
    Daniel somehow managed to get a vote for the 8 jersey?!?!

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.10.10 10:19:06 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 31) :

    AvZ 19 times at breakdown 41 attack 4 defense
    AH 32 times at breakdown 37 attack 0 defense

    the math went wrong somewhere?!

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.10.10 10:20:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 29) : you’re right. But then surely attending defensive ones might be more important?
    My point is statistics can’t be bent to suit whatever agenda you feel like pushing.

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.10.10 10:21:08 by molly Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 33) : don’t know what you’re talking about ;-)

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.10.10 10:21:44 by molly Reply
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  • Where’s Bisey? Otherwise that’s one heck of a team. Still, no Keegan.

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.10.10 10:22:03 by rugbypedia Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 35) :

    Nice save..

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.10.10 10:27:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 32) :

    ‘Daniel somehow managed to get a vote for the 8 jersey?!?!’

    Must be Pierre :twisted:

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.10.10 10:29:42 by wpw Reply
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  • I wonder if there is such a thing as too much depth. This is what I think. Because here we are with a pick of 39 boks, some suspiciously left out, and a few more overseas (Steyn, Botha, Piennar), all hopefuls for an end of year squad of what I presume will be, 28.

    the reason why Nonu and Smith are so damn good is because they’ve been given time to not only prove that they are good, but become good. Why? Because there weren’t too many others lurking around with their hands up for the number 12 and 13 jerseys.

    I honestly am starting to wonder, is too much depth causing us to rotate players in and out of the top 28 with too much ease? I wonder, are we saturating the positions? How many boks have we had in the past two years? I’d love it if we picked 30 players and stuck to it for a year or two.

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.10.10 10:31:55 by rugbypedia Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 34) : The Bulls barely had the Ball for 65 minutes. How could Kanko have attended more defensive rucks?

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.10.10 10:35:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 38) :

    It was Pierre.. I have no idea how he managed that, to be honest.. But, he was the one who thought that Rob nominating Big Vic for the 7 jersey meant Victir Matfield.. hehe

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.10.10 10:40:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 23) : Francois Hougaard blamed the bees.

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.10.10 10:44:52 by lostfish Reply
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  • What? No debate over how good Anton van Zyl was and how criminal it was to leave him out? I’m :shock:

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.10.10 11:07:04 by molly Reply
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  • Has anyone seen or heard from JJ Harmse since the Bulls’ CC semi final loss?? :twisted:

    (thanks Sportbilly) :lol:

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.10.10 11:08:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 43) :

    He was great in the game against very average locks at the Cheetahs.

    Hargreaves made Victor Matfield his bitch.. thats what gets him into the team.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.10.10 11:13:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 42) : And the rain :roll:

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  • @molly (Comment 43) :

    Double standards on Sharksworld?? Surely you jest!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.10.10 11:20:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 42) : If Hougaard has anyone to blame its the forwards who… gave him such “awesome” ball.

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.10.10 11:25:51 by molly Reply
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  • I didn’t submit a team cos I only got to watch the first half of the Sharks game at midnight last night – was in class on Saturday. A REAL supporter stays up till midnight on a Monday to watch a game he already knows the result of. :cool:

    Must say that while Vermeulen was good, Kanko was awesome. Hope he keeps playing like that!

    You just can’t compare playing against the Cheaters No-name brand locks with dominating Victor Matfield.

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.10.10 11:26:03 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 42) :

    He would …it looks as though he’d been stung by bees alot already .. :cool:

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.10.10 11:27:58 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • I don’t rate Hargreaves all that much. Really don’t see what the fuss is.

    Nor do I think van Zyl’s all that hot either. Good for Currie Cup & Super Rugby, but that’s about it.

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.10.10 11:29:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 45) : right, cause if I look at the stats even Francois Uys had a better game than Hargreaves against (slightly) better locks. :roll:

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.10.10 11:29:34 by molly Reply
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  • Also feel people are giving WP far too little credit for completely destroying Free State. But that’s cool. :twisted:

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.10.10 11:30:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Lineout stats from both games (its not player specific):
    Sharks: 11 lineouts, win percentage: 72.73%
    Bulls: 14 lineouts, win percentage 85.71%

    WP: 6 lineouts, win percentage 66.67%
    Cheetahs: 25 lineouts, 80.00%

    WP were rubbish at lineout time, I blame Fourie for that though, he’s lineout throwing is very average. What he does around the field though.

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.10.10 11:32:36 by molly Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 51) : Agree, van Zyl is great for CC/S14, but you won’t see me pushing to have him play for the Boks. His leadership was also very good this year.

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  • @McLovin (Comment 53) : Also keep in mind that we weren’t even supposed to win the game… suddenly the Cheetah’s are a weak team though.

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  • @McLovin (Comment 53) :

    I agree.

    All of a sudden the Cheetahs are a weak team!! *sigh* :roll:

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.10.10 11:36:06 by wpw Reply
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  • Can I just say that I do not think the Cheetahs are a weak team, I had them to beat you remember?

    And for the record, I did state earlier on this thread the I feel WP dominated the Cheetahs, much the same as the Sharks dominated the Bulls. The two games were just different that we played in the rain and failed to score the tries.

    You guys got the tries, and if the Final goes the same way and the Sharks cannot convert possession into tries, I reckon the Currie Cup is going to Cape Town.

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.10.10 11:40:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 58) : WOO HOOO! success.

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  • @molly (Comment 56) : @wpw (Comment 57) : And lets be honest, the Bulls were pretty mediocre all season…. :twisted:

  • Comment 60, posted at 19.10.10 11:43:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • You guys want a box of tissues?

    Nobody said Hargreaves was divine, but he did handle one of the best lock forwards the world has ever seen.

    If you can’t recogniseand give credit for that, then sorry for you.

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  • @molly (Comment 59) :

    That said though.. I cannot wait to see the numerous one on one battles..

    Kanko v Vermeulen

    van Zyl v Hargreaves

    Habana v Mvovo

    Jantjes v Ludik

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 58) : Then Adi Jacobs on the bench is a must, if not starting. You need a 12 who knows how to use possesion.

  • Comment 63, posted at 19.10.10 11:46:40 by molly Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 62) : its gonna be a killer, hopefully. Can’t wait.

  • Comment 64, posted at 19.10.10 11:47:17 by molly Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 61) : A tired and overplayed Matfield. ;-) :twisted:

  • Comment 65, posted at 19.10.10 11:48:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 63) :

    I agree.. Strauss is magnificent on defence but utterly useless on attack, and he simply does not know what to do with the ball..

  • Comment 66, posted at 19.10.10 11:49:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 61) : Its mostly just me thats stirring here. But… I was under the impression that stats were the be all and end all. And Anton wins that round accordingly.

    Seriously, I wouldn’t have squabbled if Kanko got the 8th man slot.

  • Comment 67, posted at 19.10.10 11:49:40 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 63) :

    Then again, Strauss might be required to stop the likes of JdV and de Jongh with his defensive capabilities..

    Interesting balance requires there..

  • Comment 68, posted at 19.10.10 11:50:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 61) :

    Oom Groot Bek!!

    I actually voted for Hargreaves!! :roll:

    Molly makes a valid point though. The Sharks supporters are using stats to suit their agenda (Kanko vs Duane) and yet the stats proves that Van Zyl should have been selected ahead of Hargreaves!! :twisted:

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 66) : its a tough one, you need a good defender against JdV and co… but you also need to convert possesion.

  • Comment 70, posted at 19.10.10 11:51:44 by molly Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 68) : snap.

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  • @molly (Comment 67) :

    Squabbling is why the site is here..

    I love the stats, but when you think about it, you make whatever you want with the stats, I can make a stat either a good or a bad thing, depending on how I feel that day or about that player..

  • Comment 72, posted at 19.10.10 11:53:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 70) :

    Honestly, do you rate de Jongh and de Villiers on defence?

  • Comment 73, posted at 19.10.10 11:55:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Weasel, I still don’t rate Vermeulen, but I think he has had a great season.

    I think you know that I have consistently said that this is a class WP team, not to be taken lightly. I still believe that, and hope we can take it in the Final.

  • Comment 74, posted at 19.10.10 11:58:52 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 73) : yup, JdV can have an off day but he still does the business. Don’t you?

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 74) :

    Are you a Province supporter Fish?

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 73) : @molly (Comment 75) : I rate them both. de Jongh is an excellent defender & not much gets past de Villiers.

  • Comment 77, posted at 19.10.10 12:02:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 74) : I think you will. Better pack, home game & you’ve done it twice this year already. :|

  • Comment 78, posted at 19.10.10 12:03:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 75) :

    I think JdV is fantastic defensively. Im not sure about de Jongh.

  • Comment 79, posted at 19.10.10 12:03:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 79) : He hardly misses tackles, its just that he doesn’t often tackle backwards, if you know what I mean.

  • Comment 80, posted at 19.10.10 12:09:44 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 80) :

    Oh okay.. still effective though..

    I would rather have a guy who makes all his tackles compared to a guy who tackles backwards but misses a few..

  • Comment 81, posted at 19.10.10 12:13:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 79) :

    I think one of De Jongh’s strengths is his defense!! :|

  • Comment 82, posted at 19.10.10 12:17:05 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 82) : one of his MANY strengths.

  • Comment 83, posted at 19.10.10 12:30:33 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 82) :

    Me saying “not sure” meant that I did not know enough about the player to make a call, not meaning that I doubt his abaility..

  • Comment 84, posted at 19.10.10 12:33:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 84) :

    I know that!! :grin:

    Just wondering if you watched ANY Stomers or Bok games in which he played this year!! :twisted:

  • Comment 85, posted at 19.10.10 12:37:09 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 85) :

    I did yes.. but I have not gathered enough to make a call on a player not from my Province.. if that makes sense.. I rather ask the people in the know..

  • Comment 86, posted at 19.10.10 12:39:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • its easy to get decent stats when your playing poor opposition and there is little or no pressure on you. no one in there right mind can compare the bulls to the cheetahs at the end of this years cc. cheetahs coming into the semis had been made to look good by the poor leopards and pumas, and struggled past the lions in bloem. congratlations wp for hammering a team with no halfbacks, centre playing wing and a flank playing lock. i dont even want to think about what that backline will be like without bosman :shock: crazy ramble

  • Comment 87, posted at 19.10.10 14:47:45 by soutie Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 62) : i would put jpp on habana`s case ..habana might just overawe mvovo and try and intimidate him ,so i want jpp there to let habana know exactly where he is who the team is he is facing ..and who his direct opponent is :x

  • Comment 88, posted at 19.10.10 15:21:58 by bergshark Reply

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  • @rugbypedia (Comment 39) : agree with you ..just look at how andries strauss is playing this season .. he has been given the jersey and allowed to grow in confidence in his position ..( was excitedwhen i heard meyer bosman had signed with the sharks but that excitement turned to disappointment when i read that andries strauss will be leaving for the cheetahs :sad: straus has been a loyal player ,and no-matter what is said about the shortcomings in his game,he has shown himself a deeply loyal player ..and you just dont let those players go that easily :???: )his play this season reflects to me exactly what you say : a player growing in his position because of being afforded adequate gametime

  • Comment 89, posted at 19.10.10 15:30:24 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 88) :

    Lets hope Japes recovers in time for the final.

    Or else Odwa would have to face Habana!! :twisted:

  • Comment 90, posted at 19.10.10 15:34:19 by wpw Reply
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  • anyway,all will be revealed on the day of the final .. weepee have the stars ,the bokke ,the this and the that ,and some more ,if their fans and own biased press is to be believed ..so lets see …

  • Comment 91, posted at 19.10.10 15:36:29 by bergshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 90) : would still have odwa in my team,playing on the other wing ..

  • Comment 92, posted at 19.10.10 15:39:12 by bergshark Reply

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  • ludik ,odwa ,mvovo , jpp ,andries strauss ,stef ,lambie ,petoors ,kockott ,macleod .kanko ,alberts keegan ,hargreaves ,sykes ,bresler , botes , eugene van staden jannie ,bissie ,burden ,beast .. if this is what we`ve got .. THEN WHAT WE`VE GOT IS GOLD !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 93, posted at 19.10.10 15:44:25 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 91) :

    What are you on about bru??

    Which biased press??

    Like the Sharks don’t have their own cheerleaders??

    Should the media in CT bow down to the greatness that is the Sharks team??

    Please!! I am yet to read a ‘biased’ article from a CT based journalist!! :roll:

  • Comment 94, posted at 19.10.10 15:57:00 by wpw Reply
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  • any news on kockott ? is he in the plans for next year?has he signed any contract ? ..
    did anyone notice that donald stevens and alex kock ( ep kings and boland respectively and both former scrumhalves ) ,were playing centre .. perhaps an idea the sharks should be looking into concerning rory ..( 2 or more bloggers on here -sharksworld site-have also suggested a positional change for rory )

  • Comment 95, posted at 19.10.10 15:58:15 by bergshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 94) : we dont expect you to bow down .. you need to stay down :x

  • Comment 96, posted at 19.10.10 15:59:32 by bergshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 94) : :arrow: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 97, posted at 19.10.10 16:04:06 by bergshark Reply

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  • If our forwards play against wp as the bulls,game over.

  • Comment 98, posted at 19.10.10 16:09:39 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Honey Badger: what`s up?

  • Comment 99, posted at 19.10.10 16:10:02 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 98) : that is now the marker for our pack of sharks forwards .. they know what they are capable of doing if they set their bodies ,minds to it.. wasnt flawless ,so there is still room for improvement ..that will be the challenge for them next weekend..

  • Comment 100, posted at 19.10.10 16:13:36 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 98) : the nice thing is all those articles and rugby talk shows who were full of how the weepee dominated and bullied the sharks forwards :x ..

  • Comment 101, posted at 19.10.10 16:16:04 by bergshark Reply

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  • WP has one hand on the trophy already!
    Wanna know whay?? Cos the Sharks fear us that’s why!! :twisted:

  • Comment 102, posted at 19.10.10 19:03:11 by wpw Reply
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  • @ wpw, jy al wee vigiet om jou pille te drink :twisted:

  • Comment 103, posted at 19.10.10 19:13:41 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 102) :

    Wouldn’t put it quite like that…

    But one has to wonder whether the Sharks have played their final already…

  • Comment 104, posted at 19.10.10 19:17:17 by Morné Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 101) : Maybe,Plums plan was to lose to wp so that we can play an easier final(not that I say they are),we just had to play the bulls before everything clicked for them. :???:

    And with al the headbutting,eye gouging dirty players,ad a nut slapper also to the argument :lol:

  • Comment 105, posted at 19.10.10 20:38:41 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 104) : No, cause then we’d already have the trophy!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 106, posted at 20.10.10 08:54:30 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 106) : touche!

  • Comment 107, posted at 20.10.10 09:22:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well I still think Conrad Jantjies is overrated. Some wp supporters would rather start Aplon at 15 to make room for Engelbrecht

  • Comment 108, posted at 20.10.10 09:35:18 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 106) :

    Oh I thought you already had!!! My mistake… :twisted:

  • Comment 109, posted at 20.10.10 10:10:53 by Morné Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 108) :

    Engelbrecht will get his chance.

    Did you watch the game this past weekend??

    Conrad Jantjes was our best backline player!!

  • Comment 110, posted at 20.10.10 10:19:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 109) : It’s quite understandable for WP supporters to lose track of who actually has the Currie Cup at any given point :)

  • Comment 111, posted at 20.10.10 10:21:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 110) : Conrad Hoffman?

  • Comment 112, posted at 20.10.10 10:22:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 110) :

    Jantjes is bloody good. Why is he not on the end of year tour?

    I know he still has pins in his leg, but he started every single game for Province in the Currie Cup!? Why not just play..

  • Comment 113, posted at 20.10.10 10:26:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 111) :

    ;)

  • Comment 114, posted at 20.10.10 10:28:47 by Morné Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 112) :

    He is not good enough to make our match 22!! :twisted:

  • Comment 115, posted at 20.10.10 10:43:13 by wpw Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 113) :

    I agree!! :???:

  • Comment 116, posted at 20.10.10 10:56:24 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 111) : Well considering the number of times they have had it, compared with the number of times any one else has had it, that’s probably understandable. :lol:

  • Comment 117, posted at 20.10.10 13:32:42 by Greg Reply

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