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A big thank you to…


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 1 Nov 2010 at 07:30
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I would like to hand out a big post-Currie Cup Final thank you to one Mark Keohane, who I feel may have almost single-handedly ensured that the Sharks lifted the cup this year. Well, not quite single-handedly, because that’s taking credit away from the real heroes of the piece here, but an honourable mention is deserved, at the very least.

In the run-up to the the semi-final against the Blue Bulls, Keohane launched yet another of his predictable tirades against the Sharks union and our team. The same old tired clichés about “mercenaries”, “jokers”, “chokers” and so on were hauled out. In short, the Sharks – at one stage the darlings of the South African domestic scene due to their new approach and embracing of professionalism – had turned into nothing but a sideshow, a poor imitation of the “real” rugby powerhouses in South Africa, Western Province and the Blue Bulls. Nobody wanted to play for the Sharks – there could never be any real justification for playing your rugby out of Durban other than taking a huge pay cheque and enjoying a soft lifestyle. Keohane sums up his views on the Sharks as follows… “They are invariably a squad made up of outsiders who then try and talk about the pride of the jersey and the lifelong dream to play at the Absa Stadium in the Mr Price Sharks jersey.”

Keohane, a dyed-in-the-wool Province man at heart, has an annoying penchant for flirting with the Blue Bulls every time his own, woefully unsuccessful team endures a dismal season. He claims to “admire the way the Blue Bulls do things”, or something like that, yet his disdain for anything that isn’t wearing blue and white hoops is never far below the surface. As much as I find his personal views about the Sharks odious, this is not really about him, though – or rather, not only him. The perception that the Sharks are a team of highly-paid “guns for hire” with no pride in the team or the jersey is, unfortunately, a widespread one.

Now I’ve seen something interesting happen to the Sharks this season. One by one, the prima donnas – the pampered “stars”, seem to have wondered off to chase the big European pay cheque. Once the ideal destination for aspiring players, the Sharks have seen their stocks dwindle somewhat as, ironically, Western Province (with their shady billionaire backer) has emerged as the team of choice for a whole raft of South African superstars. Talk about buying a team, hell – who was the last capped Springbok who actually moved to Natal, rather than going to either the Bulls or Province? Assuming we don’t count Andre Pretorius, the answer is surprising. It was Jannie du Plessis.

What has remained as the “fashionable veneer” has been whittled away is a hardcore team of Sharks faithful – the core of the squad on which John Plumtree has built his two Currie Cup winning teams. Some were players ignored or thrown away by other unions, such as Jean Deysel, Jacques Botes, Odwa Ndungane or Charl McLeod. Others, like Pretorius and Stefan Terblanche were considered past their prime. A far bigger group, though, despite what everyone says, are players that have been nurtured through the Academy System and the Sharks junior ranks. Regardless of where they went to school (which is meaningless in the professional age, since schools now buy players as well) they are, in fact, home-grown. This group includes Beast Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Craig Burden, Alistair Hargreaves, Steven Sykes, Keegan Daniel, Ryan Kankowski, Riaan Swanepoel, JP Pietersen and more recently, Lwazi Mvovo and the amazing Patrick Lambie. These are the players who have made the Sharks their home – the players who have committed their future to the black and white despite, in most cases offers to play elsewhere for bigger pay cheques than the Sharks are prepared or able to match. Looks like the need to read the “Mercenary Handbook” again, because that is surely quite out of character for players who only care about money.

Putting my hand on my heart, I’ll concede that the way that Louis Ludik, Willem Alberts and especially Lionel Mapoe were contracted left a slightly sour taste in the mouth; then again, watching the performances of either of the former Lions players in the final, any suggestion that they are purely in this for the money is simply ridiculous. They saw something in the Sharks that they wanted to be a part of and I know both of them are incredibly happy that they have been accepted into the family and are contributing to its success.

So what of this hardcore team, then? War1 has already put together a wonderful account of how the adversity of the failed 2009 Currie Cup campaign, as well as the nightmare start to this season’s Super 14, seems to have moulded them into a far stronger unit – a band of brothers, if you will, who know what it means to be a team. They have learned that they can’t depend on superstars – they need to find strength from within. They pride themselves on the fact that people consider them “no hopers” and “no names” because that helps them to become closer as a team. If you don’t have a Frans Steyn or a Ruan Pienaar to pull you out of the shit, you’d better make a plan to get there through the collective efforts of all 22 guys in the squad.

Something else that has happened during the knock-out stages of this Currie Cup is quite remarkable to me – and we have Keohane and his Cape media cabal to thank for this – the Sharks absolutely THRIVE on being written off in the media. It’s the kind of thing we’ve come to expect from the Cheetahs in the past – firing themselves up into a chest-thumping frenzy every time they go into a tough game that the pundits give them no chance at all of winning. The Sharks seemed to discover that same thing in spades this season and the way in which they systematically dismantled not only the supposedly unbeatable Blue Bulls, but then did the same to the star-studded chequebook side of Western Province was reminiscent of Cheetahs-style giant killing at its best. The only problem with this approach is that you can’t stay below the radar after you’ve won the competition and for the Sharks in 2011 the challenge will be to play to their potential when wearing the favourites tag – something that has long been problematic for the side.

That’s all in the future, though. For now, the Sharks can rest (well, those of them not touring with the Boks, which is admittedly not very many) knowing full well that their heroics over the last few weeks have forced at least one knowledgeable rugby scribe to eat his words by the plateful. How does it taste, Mark? Or are you too busy sharpening your pen for the inevitable assault on the Western Province structures now? It would be interesting to compare the Province wage bill to the Sharks’ over the last three years anyway…



77 Comments

  • nioe article….

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.11.10 07:52:06 by stevo Reply
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  • Knew the sharks could do!!! it awesome at the full tank on saturday. We were just tooooooo good for the stormers, they did not stand a chance!!!!! Well done to all our Sharkies and congrats to all that have been chosen to be in the Springboks!!!!!
    A good party was had by all.

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.11.10 08:11:35 by Ardent Shark Reply
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  • I read the keo article whith utter anger,really how is what the sharks do any different to what other unions do (recruiting)that is?Mabye Rob we too must do a plonker or prat of the month and culminate it to plonker of the year yes sir!!Oct award goes to keohane,or mabye we should recruit him to trash sharks in order for us to take offence in order to motivate us as he did(little troll) is he mabye megatron?

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.11.10 08:32:01 by ruggabugga Reply
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  • Superb piece… Hope Voldy reads it.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.11.10 08:34:38 by Sportbilly Reply
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  • Nice article. But to be fair we have to acknowledge that even though Keo’s cronies were so Pro-WP their jersey were blue and white hoops with splashes of brown, in his newsletter last week he did state that the Sharks would win on Saturday.

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.11.10 08:34:44 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • Nice Rob!!!

    Lets see if Keo has any reply.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.11.10 08:43:08 by Letgo Reply
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  • The okes who are playing now are bloody heroes mate. With the WP collecting Springboks, Bulls signing everybody above the age of 5 who can kick a ball and the Lions buying up everyone else and their grannies, the sharks has built a brilliant core of guys who will bleed for their jersey and each other.

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.11.10 08:43:11 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 5) : that he did but was it no like telling you to f off in a way in which you think is pleasant?

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.11.10 08:43:41 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • You could also have mentioned a guy like Andries! That guy put everything into this game. It doesn’t matter where he comes from or where he’s going.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.11.10 08:46:22 by Letgo Reply
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  • Let’s not forget another highly rated ex-Bok coach, who is trying to make even more of name for himself (or is it an attempt, a very poor one, at trying to get himself back in the limelight?) by writting “columns” on his blog.

    In his “columns” he wrote the Sharks off in both the Semi-finals and the Finals.

    Bwhahahahahaha suck on that Snake!!!!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.11.10 08:50:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Awesome piece Rob! I am so tired of everyone always writing us off before a game. Last week before the game, a blue bull supporter here at work told me that WP should win because they “deserve” it more! How, how on earth can that be said?! Which is exactly what he could not give me an answer on.

    Regardless, I am so chuffed with our boys! The whole team was immense, committed and played for each other as a “family”. I watched the game again twice yesterday :) and got goosebumps every time the crowd roared, especially with that first piece of brilliance from Charl!

    Anyway, congrats Sharkies! We are all so proud with the massive team effort, your sacrifices over the last couple of months have made our lives a little better :) I think that Sharks sticker on the back of my car was giving a bunch of people the “finger” on my way to work this morning in PTA, haha

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.11.10 08:52:47 by AlienArmy Reply

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  • Okay…I will be honest…as soon as WP got the first penalty and De Waal put it over, I was convinced that we were taking the Cup! Just a little superstition..

    I also believe that WP did not expect the intensity that the Sharks handed them and was totally dumbfounded, add shit decisions by their Captain, and it was clear that the Cup is ours!!

    Well played Sharks, it is gonna go down in the history books as one of the big ones IMHO!

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.11.10 09:07:38 by Ice can't wait anymore Reply
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  • Can always rely on Voldy for inspiration :mrgreen:

    ‘Keohane, a dyed-in-the-wool Province man at heart, has an annoying penchant for flirting with the Blue Bulls every time his own, woefully unsuccessful team endures a dismal season’

    This has been his MO for as long as I can remember.

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.11.10 09:09:45 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Nice piece. Sharks are the best. Sort of like tall poppy syndrome. Everyone who isn’t with us wants to cut us down.

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.11.10 09:13:59 by lostfish Reply
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  • @PTAShark (Comment 7) : you rock man couldn’t have said it better myself,readin this article made me cry and I got goos bumps satdy wen stefan gave his talk was so proud of the sharkies

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.11.10 09:14:05 by Poisy Reply
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  • Nice piece Rob.. Why don’t you mail it to Keo and the rest of the WP and Bulls writers out there!

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.11.10 09:17:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Its frightning to think how crazy commited our guys were,the other teams must be dead scared of us now

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.11.10 09:22:09 by Poisy Reply
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  • Well said brother…just an interesting question…the sharks played province(the best defencive team in the cc and super 14) 4 times..1 s14 3 cc matches…what was the average tries scored by the sharks against weeepeeee

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.11.10 09:25:50 by juba_fan Reply

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  • Rob, now we only need a petition to “Bring back Kings Park” :)
    or maybe Currie Cup Park :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.11.10 09:30:05 by Uli Reply
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  • Mark Keohane confuses being childish with being controversial. His newsletter far too often reads likes a 14 year old girl’s LiveJournal blog.

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.11.10 10:13:33 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) :
    100% correct! You captured my feeling exactly.

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.11.10 10:25:57 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : JW for plonker of the year followed by p divvie and keo yeah!!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.11.10 10:37:39 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • Loved the artickle Rob, thank you :smile:

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.11.10 10:42:21 by Nita Reply

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  • Thanks for not holding back Rob!! :roll: :???:

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.11.10 10:44:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) : nicely put ;-)

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.11.10 10:47:10 by lostfish Reply
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  • nice one.

    unfortunately there are plenty of stereotypes in rugby and few supporters really bother to check out what’s really happening in rugga nowadays.

    Although I thought it was a bit harsh to refer to guys like Muller or Pienaar primadonnas (They were the only ones who left in 2010 for European clubs). They gave a lot to the Sharks as well.

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.11.10 11:07:37 by rekinek Reply
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  • ROB, COULD YOU PLEASE AD A CUP TO ALL THE SHARKS SUPPORTER’S AVATAR, BONUS POINTS GALORE !!! :twisted: :lol: :twisted:

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.11.10 11:09:18 by Charlie Reply

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  • @ruggabugga (Comment 3) : ahhh – it’s itching sometimes, but I do prefer that SW is a proper rugby sie when you can have some proper rugby discussion and not throwing toys like on keo.

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.11.10 11:09:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 26) :

    I think the primadonna was 100% aimed at Fransie Steyn..

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.11.10 11:09:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 27) : :mrgreen: or 2 for those who went for the game :mrgreen:

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.11.10 11:11:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 29) : I thought so :lol: but this may not be so obvious to everyone and comes out a bit unfair IMO. Plus even Fransie gave a lot to the Sharks. He was a MOM of the 2008 CC final.

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.11.10 11:14:59 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 9) : yes. I thought he was awesome. Pity they could not give 2 MOMs on Sat.

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.11.10 11:17:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 30) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.11.10 11:19:06 by Charlie Reply

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  • @AlienArmy (Comment 11) : I laso heard these ones, which later became WP supporters deserve it more because they waited so long :roll:
    Taking nothing away from WP supporters they have been loyal but this is not have it works really.

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.11.10 11:19:50 by rekinek Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) : @Big Fish (Comment 21) :

    You guys are an embarrassment – firstly reading (and subscribing) to Keo’s newsletter.

    Secondly, knowing how a 14 year old girl’s LiveJournal blog reads.

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.11.10 11:22:07 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : you here :razz: :cool: I was worried you would go hiding :???:

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.11.10 11:26:31 by rekinek Reply
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  • Nice game Sharkies – well deserved victory.

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.11.10 11:37:30 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 35) :
    BWAAAHAAAHAAA!!! :lol:

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.11.10 11:39:27 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) : Exactly! Haha.

    So stoked you wrote this Rob, glad I’m not the only one who thought that way. First thing I said when the whistle blew, after shouting an extended “YEEEEEES!!!” of course, was “suck it Western Province media and Mark Keohane!” and maybe a few rude words about Joel Stransky too. If I was psyched up that much by that immature little tosser’s “journalism”, one can only imagine what it did for the boys if Plum read it to them. No need for the customary John Smit psych up speech when you have source material like that which Keo provided. I only subscribe to his Twitter feed because it gives me something to shout at!

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.11.10 11:41:45 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 37) : Thanks Vinnie :grin:

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.11.10 11:43:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Joel was very complimentary on Saturday, but he had no choice to be!!! Vat so, Katvis!

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.11.10 12:13:08 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) : You read 14 yo girls’ LiveJournal blogs? :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.11.10 12:40:06 by klempie Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 35) : HAHAHAHA! Great minds Blackadder’s Aide. :cool:

  • Comment 43, posted at 01.11.10 12:41:39 by klempie Reply

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  • On Thursday there was a reunion dinner for the team that won in 1990.

    Surprisingly Joel was very supportive and in the stage interview in frount of all the guests commented that nothing would be better than seeing his mate Plum lift the cup.

  • Comment 44, posted at 01.11.10 12:42:18 by Strait runner Reply

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  • Rob you around?? i need to contact Morne for a golf day here and he asked me to get his email addy from you

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.11.10 12:46:39 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 35) @klempie (Comment 42) : LiveJournal is always good for a laugh if you manage to decipher the sms and l33t speak. :lol:

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.11.10 13:07:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Strait runner (Comment 44) : Really? That’s hard to believe. The guy always seems to have it in for the Sharks. I thought there must be some deep seated resentmnent in him for the union, judging from his commentary anyway…

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.11.10 13:30:48 by MerckZ Reply

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  • Further thank yous to the following Cape icons are also in order

    - John Maytham, Cape Talk presenter and LEAD SOUTH AFRICA spokesman who suggested more people should mess around with Bismarks face (when Deon Fourie was cited)
    - Corne Krige, a special word of thanks for telling us how playing the Sharks in Durban in the final was preferable to playing the Bulls at Newlands because the Sharks would be easy pickings.

    Plonkers :razz:

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.11.10 13:31:25 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 48) : Sammy inSane!! You are alive??!! :grin:

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.11.10 13:34:52 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 48) :

    Fair weather supporter!! :twisted:

    Where have you been bro?? ;-)

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.11.10 13:37:19 by wpw Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 48) :

    Corne Krige, a special word of thanks for telling us how playing the Sharks in Durban in the final was preferable to playing the Bulls at Newlands because the Sharks would be easy pickings.

    Plonkers :razz:

    :mrgreen: How you doing Sammy?

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.11.10 13:43:48 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 48) : Howzit Salmo?? It’s been a while!

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.11.10 13:46:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Rob where you at?

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.11.10 14:15:44 by Ben Reply
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  • I left mark a nice thank you note on his facebook it was quite funny!

  • Comment 54, posted at 01.11.10 14:17:15 by Ben Reply
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  • Hi all

    Im well thanks
    A few months ago I started of chasing the makarapa when I struck on a plan to help the Sharks win the Currie Cup…… it worked.

  • Comment 55, posted at 01.11.10 14:20:16 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I’m here. Been at work

  • Comment 56, posted at 01.11.10 14:40:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : would love to share my thank you note to him with you think you might find it quite funny!

  • Comment 57, posted at 01.11.10 14:42:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 54) : Did he reply?

  • Comment 58, posted at 01.11.10 14:43:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 58) : not sure you can call it a reply but yes he did! Lol

  • Comment 59, posted at 01.11.10 14:44:30 by Ben Reply
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  • Mark Keohane aside, when can we expect players rankings from this weekend? Would like another opportunity to revel in our brilliance :)

  • Comment 60, posted at 01.11.10 14:48:45 by Louis Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 58) : this is what I said “Firstly I’m not ganna dampen to your level because I’m not a coward, I have respect for western province and any other rugby team so I’m not gonna mention all the players they are buying or all the players going overseas for MONEY! All I actually want to say is thank you for your sad excuses of articles about the sharks! I say thank you because I’m sure the players used your article as a motivation to play better as a team and so doing rip the western province apart! Shame man! So yes that’s all I wanted to say! Thanks IDIOT!!!!!”

  • Comment 61, posted at 01.11.10 14:55:09 by Ben Reply
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  • One of the best articles I’ve read in the last 3 years…very true! Well done Rob. I’d like to compare Habana and Jaque Fouries salaries alone to the top earners at the Sharks…I think there would be a huge discrepancy!!

  • Comment 62, posted at 01.11.10 14:57:34 by Villie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 58) : and he replied “??Thanks Ben
    It should be ‘stoop’ to your level. And you don’t have to thank me for the English lesson.”

  • Comment 63, posted at 01.11.10 14:57:38 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 63) : :mrgreen: see he diverted the attention away…coward! LOL

  • Comment 64, posted at 01.11.10 15:01:47 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • Sport24 need a copy of this article too. All I read the whole of last week was how Wee Pee were going to take the Cup, that the readers had predicted it, that Danie Gerber had predicted it, that the Mountain Witch doctor had predicted it….. :shock: :roll:

    I mean they are soooo biased with their reporting that they may as well call themselves Cape Sport 24!!

  • Comment 65, posted at 01.11.10 15:02:28 by Villie Reply
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  • @Louis (Comment 60) : The rankings they gave in Rapport was way harsh I think. Sykes got a higher ranking than any other lock and was compared to odourless doom, deadly without drawing attention to himself…perhaps he should be less odourless, so the selectors can see him!

  • Comment 66, posted at 01.11.10 15:04:55 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
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  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 64) : lol yip what a cowardly coward!

  • Comment 67, posted at 01.11.10 15:06:36 by Ben Reply
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  • player rankings? They all get 15 out of 10… of course

  • Comment 68, posted at 01.11.10 15:27:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 68) :

    That must have taken a lot of thought uncle?

  • Comment 69, posted at 01.11.10 15:29:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 69) : I’ve been thinking about it for 2 days now :) Can’t think of anything else!

  • Comment 70, posted at 01.11.10 15:45:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 55) : hehehe, hi there – and I thought you got banned for stirring up. though mind you klempie’s still here :mrgreen: ;-)

    not wanting to destroy my reputation of being modest but I also helped the Sharks greatly. You see I know this jinxer (so far he has 100% jinxing rate) and I convinced him (actually bribed) to support WP :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 01.11.10 16:15:12 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 70) : maybe 16 for Dries just so that it does not all look the same.

  • Comment 72, posted at 01.11.10 16:16:07 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 71) : is his name Morne?

  • Comment 73, posted at 01.11.10 16:26:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) : :lol: noop. Morne was a bit uncommittal so I thought it too risky to rely only on him.

  • Comment 74, posted at 01.11.10 16:30:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 74) : hehe… I got the feeling he was seriously pulling for his boys, though…

  • Comment 75, posted at 01.11.10 16:52:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • If there are any Lambie doubters out there (Yes, KEO, you and the rest of the WP one-eyed fanatics, go watch the video at the bottom of this page. Sorry, not to promote JW’s blog, but the video clip is awesome!

    http://www.rugbyxv.co.za/coaches-corner/trends/158-top-of-the-class

  • Comment 76, posted at 01.11.10 17:14:24 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 76) : that boy is gold… I just hope he’ll be available for interviews in 2011

  • Comment 77, posted at 01.11.10 17:25:59 by robdylan Reply
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