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Forget the sideshows, it’s Currie cup final time!


Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 28 Oct 2010 at 13:13
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This week has seen a lot things happening in the world of Sharks rugby. From promising young players leaving for the Lions to sponsors not renewing their contracts. Coaches of both Currie cup finalists have each had their attempts of giving the favourites tag to the opposition while agreeing that both teams are happy with the referee. There has also been a war on twitter to determine which team has the most fans on the social networking site while various old players and Springbok legends have had their say on who they think will win the final. And to bizarrely end off the list of sideshows is the “prediction” of the Sharks at the Two Oceans aquarium who apparently believe WP will win the final because they ate food from a diver in a WP shirt, uhmm, OK.

So where exactly does this leave us? There has been lots of talking but that all counts for nothing. Two very strong teams face each other in the final and the result will be determined in 80 minutes between four lines on a grass field in Durban.

I for one am very excited to have all the talk out of the way and for the game to start, with the teams running out to a passionate Durban crowd. The noise will be deafening, the pressure will be relentless and the game looks set to be a cracker.

The Sharks have shown that they have character required to win the final by beating the Bulls in the rain even. I have every reason to believe that the senior Sharks players and John Plumtree will get the team supremely motivated and ready for their big day on Saturday. This is a match where the senior players will have to step up and take the lead with the talented younger players continuing the form that has served the Sharks so well this season.

Make no mistake, WP will be a difficult team to beat and are worthy finalists but the Sharks are playing at home where they have not lost on their way to topping the log. The Sharks will do well to ignore all the hype and goings on around this game and just focus on the game itself. This is where the senior players who have played in Currie cup finals before will help in guiding the youngsters to focus on the game at hand. Plum has also been here before and knows what needs to be done to win a final. I for one am looking forward to seeing a supremely motivated Sharks team taking to field in a home final and playing their hearts out for that coveted golden cup.

Go Sharks! We believe in you! Go out there and make your supporters proud!

SHARKS FOREVER!!



42 Comments

  • Nice article war1.

    Respectfully disagree with your conclusion though… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.10.10 13:16:39 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Sharks by 15!

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.10.10 13:18:54 by PTAShark Reply
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  • They have psychic sharks at the two oceans aquarium? :shock:

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.10.10 13:21:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • SHARKS FOREVER!

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.10.10 13:24:09 by Ben Reply
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  • The shark was probaly afraid of the diver in the Sharks outfit’ :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.10.10 13:29:17 by Grey Shark Reply

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  • I see a tough match with both teams giving it their all. Sharks to win a close game by less than 6 points.

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.10.10 13:32:18 by Grey Shark Reply

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  • @Grey Shark (Comment 6) :

    I know I am not personally predicting it, but I have this sneaky suspicion this game is going to suprise all in sundry, going down as one of the classics of all time.

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.10.10 13:34:53 by Morné Reply
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  • It’s gonne be a ABSOLUTE cracker of a game (said in a Hugh Bladen voice)

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.10.10 13:40:10 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Mmmm, a shark didn’t eat the food marked ‘Sharks’. Isn’t that just decency? It would amount to cannibalism if it did eat the Shark. We’ll have to see. Can’t call this one.

    Nervous because of the sheer class of the WP backline and de Waal. If we can keep our discipline and overpower their forwards, we should be able to win. As soon as we start to lose our discipline, we’re in trouble.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.10.10 13:44:13 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) : Jeez, I hope he isn’t commentating. He’s pathetic. He call the Beast as the ball carrier when Terblanche is running with it.

    Although most of the others are proWP, so if it isn’t Bladesy, it might be like watching a game against the All Blacks with NZ commentators.

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.10.10 13:46:08 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • I think the score margin is not gonna be all that close..

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.10.10 13:48:55 by Ice Reply
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  • of course the Sharks would have eaten WP food. I mean that’s what they do. :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.10.10 13:52:52 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Grey Shark (Comment 5) : Must have been Big Vic :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.10.10 13:53:46 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 10) : i rather him than try time – oh wait I will be at the game what do I care :grin:

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.10.10 13:55:03 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 14) : Who’s Try Time? Is that Owen “Channel 1″ Nkumane?

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.10.10 13:57:28 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @ Reki – BRAG-GAT!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.10.10 13:58:23 by Ice Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 15) : broshnan.

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.10.10 13:58:31 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 14) : Would love to be at the game but I’m stuck up in the morgue – Pretoria.

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.10.10 13:59:06 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 16) : oh yeees :!:

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.10.10 13:59:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 18) :
    :grin:
    surprisingly, heard it from a bull supporter :

    there is a housing crisis in Pretoria. why? because all blue bulls supporters came down to earth.

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.10.10 14:01:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 20) : Yeah, I watched the semi in a room full of Bulle fans. When the bees arrived they were loud saying mentally the Bulls were better at handling it, blah, blah, blah. Three minutes in, the room got very quite and after the final whistle I was the only one smiling.

    Felt good. Hoping for the same feeling on Saturday.

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.10.10 14:03:50 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 21) : :cool:

    are you watching with WeePee supporters ;-)

    i’m doing a road trip from Joburg – so excited :cool:

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.10.10 14:07:16 by rekinek Reply
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  • Nah, but with a bunch of Sharks naysayers.

    Did a trip down to King’s Park last weekend. Only time I could get leave and it was the wrong freaking weekend.

    Went to the Shark Cage (as I always do when I’m down there) and have to say I was disappointed. No CC jerseys in the store only Super 14 jerseys. Ended up buying a freaking ladies XL jersey which was with the men’s jersey and they closed by the time I realised my mistake.

    Next time. Enjoy the trip.

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.10.10 14:10:49 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 23) : ouch . but if it fits then it fits .

    i discovered the online version of sharkscage and this is very dangerous :roll: :roll:

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.10.10 14:15:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 21) : Feel you’re pain and joy! Also stuck in PTA…and tomorrow morning I will be doing my shopping for the party wearing my Sharks gear! :twisted:

    Have to bring in new stock of supporters though, as 2 weekends ago I watched with nulle supporters and for some ‘abe’ reason, they dont want to join me on Saturday :) hehe – so have arranged for the WP supporters to come around…

    I love it when a plan comes together! :)

    GO DIE HAAI!

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.10.10 14:27:04 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • This CT thing about predicting a WP win explain to me how a hungry Shark eating from a WP diver is a prediction of a WP win to me it looks more like its warning them that a hungry Sharks team is going to eat WP :)

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.10.10 14:57:15 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Every time I read something abt the sharks my heart starts thumping with adrenaline

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.10.10 15:03:07 by kevmaestro Reply

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  • @kevmaestro (Comment 27) : tell me about it! I am seriously losing sleep!

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.10.10 15:11:28 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 28) : I actually had a dream about the game last night. Actually more about the post match interviews…… Very strange. But it woke me up! I am not sure what was said at the post match interviews though and why I woke up………….

  • Comment 29, posted at 28.10.10 15:36:11 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 29) : as long as a bloke in black and white was holding the cup…

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.10.10 16:05:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 29) : pretty much the same here I dreamed I was at the game and suddenly I was sky diving with Kanko – don’t know what that means :oops:

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.10.10 16:14:03 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 31) : hmmmm…. it means seven years of Currie Cup glory for the Sharks.

    Signed, Joseph

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.10.10 16:20:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : :lol: I was hoping along those lines – flying high after the Sharks have won! :)

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.10.10 16:28:57 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 33) : if you can dream it, it can happen!

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.10.10 16:44:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 33) : hello Shorty :D

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.10.10 17:21:04 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 35) : hi Megatron! How is it going I am so nervous I am literally strung like a violin – feel really sorry for my staff :oops:

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.10.10 19:11:06 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 36) : i can imagine, are you going to the Tank shorty?

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.10.10 20:01:55 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 37) : yes have tickets and will be shouting till Im hoarse :)

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.10.10 20:23:38 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 38) : hehehe all the Best for your team then :razz:

  • Comment 39, posted at 28.10.10 20:56:47 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 39) : thank you very much kind sir

  • Comment 40, posted at 28.10.10 21:35:26 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Go Sharks :!: :!:

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.10.10 08:46:00 by Jarson Reply
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  • Read on News24: “when sports predictions psychic Paul the Octopus died this week his parting word was “Shaaaarks””

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.10.10 10:48:17 by vanmartin Reply
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