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Vodacom Cup: Sharks XV v Blue Bulls


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 26 Feb 2011 at 14:02
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Sean Everitt’s young Sharks XV side has a properly tough opening outfit against the defending champions today.

The Bulls have suffered a few setbacks themselves, none of which will be more keenly felt than the loss of their coach, Nico Serfontein, to the Lions. They are always strong, though and have won this competition enough times in the past to know what to do.

For the Sharks XV, bolstered by a number of experienced campaigners from the Sharks ranks, including 100-cap Super Rugby veteran Adrian Jacobs, the Vodacom Cup has remained an elusive prize. Will the young class of 2011 be able to finally nail this piece of silverware? Today is the first, vital step.

Kick-off at Mr Price Kings Park is as 14h40.

The Sharks XV

15. Kobus de Kock, 14.Mark Richards,13. Adrian Jacobs, 12. Riaan Swanepoel, 11. Anton Verster, 10. Guy Cronje, 9. Ross Cronje (Captain), 8. Marcell Coetzee ,7. Peet Marais ,6. Francois Kleinhans, 5. Gerhard Mostert, 4. Jandre Marais, 3. Dale Chadwick, 2. Kyle Cooper. 1. Robbie Harris

Replacements
16. Monde Hadebe, 17. Sabelo Nhlapo, 18. Daniel Adonga, 19. Nic Claasen ,20. Cobus Reinach, 21. Fred Zeilinga, 22. Jerome Pretorius

Blue Bulls

Ulrich Beyers, Akona Ndungane, Claude Burger, Fanie Booysen, Courtnall Skosan, Louis Fouche, Dustin Jinka, Tendayi Chikukwa, CJ Stander, Marnus Schoeman, Mthunzi Mabeta, Cornell Hess, Frik Kirsten, Henry Bantjes (Captain), Corné Fourie.

REPLACEMENTS: Zane Botha, Juan Pike, JJ Breet, Vincent Gwavu, Neil de Bruyn, JC Roos, Pieter van der Walt.



72 Comments

  • I hope Adi and Swannie has a blinder of a game.We need them back on form.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.02.11 14:33:09 by Danman110 Reply
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  • @Danman110 (Comment 1) : Especially Adi..

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.02.11 14:36:44 by Ben Reply
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  • Yes if Stef gets injured we are going to need him fit and on form.Luckily Stef hardly ever gets injured.

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.02.11 14:53:53 by Danman110 Reply

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  • Sharks 3
    Bulls 0
    11 mins

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.02.11 14:54:05 by Ben Reply
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  • @Danman110 (Comment 3) : Yes but still stef will have to be rotated. Can’t expect him to start all our games.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.02.11 14:55:36 by Ben Reply
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  • Try to swannie

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.02.11 15:00:10 by Ben Reply
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  • Sharks 8
    Bulls 0
    19 mins

    Guy misses the conversion

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.02.11 15:01:17 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions should have held onto Mostert ..big future ahead of him.

    Shraks VC side looking in top form and well drilled.

    You Durbanites hope u enjoying the lovely day over there looks incredible ..great day for rugby.

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.02.11 15:04:12 by csb Reply

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  • Bulls penalty.

    Sharks 8
    Bulls 3
    22 mins

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.02.11 15:05:51 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 5) : Yes I believe he will be rotated with Smitty to take over as captain but JLP should hold on 13 till Adi is back to his best.I am just concerend with Conrad Hoffman he needs gametime.

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.02.11 15:06:22 by Danman110 Reply

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  • @Danman110 (Comment 10) : That makes two of us concerned about Hoffman.

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.02.11 15:08:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 8) :

    And 25 he still has a good 5-7 years ahead of him AT LEAST.

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.02.11 15:10:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Penalty to the sharks.

    Sharks 11
    Bulls 3
    29 mins

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.02.11 15:11:56 by Ben Reply
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  • Penalty to bulls
    Sharks 11
    Bulls 6
    30 mins

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.02.11 15:14:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 11) : We should not have let Rory go he was hard to work with but on the field he gave his all and he has lots of super rugby experience.

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.02.11 15:15:38 by Danman110 Reply

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  • 18-9 to the Sharks XV at halftime

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.02.11 15:41:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • sorry my internet collapsed. The 2nd half just started. Its 18 9 to the sharks after 44 mins.

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.02.11 15:43:14 by Ben Reply
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  • tries to Kobus de Kock and Riaan Swanepoel

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.02.11 15:43:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Danman110 (Comment 15) : I agree.

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.02.11 15:44:49 by Ben Reply
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  • Penalty to the bulls.
    Sharks 18
    Bulls 12
    49 mins

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.02.11 15:48:10 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 20) : not good – Sharks need to hang in there

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.02.11 15:51:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : Starting to make silly mistakes now.

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.02.11 15:55:16 by Ben Reply
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  • I have just arrived at the game..

    Bulls on the attack here..

    Sharks 18 – 12 Bulls

    17 minutes to play

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.02.11 16:01:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Bulls try..

    Sharks 18 – 19 Bulls

    16 minutes to play

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.02.11 16:03:29 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • shit… that’s bad

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.02.11 16:04:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • come on boys… get stuck in

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.02.11 16:07:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sharks try!!!!

    Richards going over in the corner!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.02.11 16:07:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Zeilinga to go for poles.. hits the poles

    Sharks 23 – 19 Bulls

    11 minutes to play

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.02.11 16:08:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • RICHARDS! Legend! 23-19

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.02.11 16:09:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • I like the play of 15,14 and 8.
    Adonga did good at the ruck.

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.02.11 16:10:41 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Adonga is a machine!

    Covering on the wing..

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.02.11 16:11:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 30) : De Kock, Richards and (especially) Marcell Coetzee. All future Sharks stars

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.02.11 16:12:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 31) : is he actually on at wing, Rick?

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.02.11 16:12:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : Nice glad I can also spot some talent.

    Adonga’s cover defense is everywhere.

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.02.11 16:14:23 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : He is playing in the pack somewhere

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.02.11 16:15:03 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Adonga stealing another ball at tackle time..

    This guy is awesome!

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.02.11 16:15:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Adonga steal..

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.02.11 16:15:38 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) :

    No dude..

    Playing on the flank, but the guy is everywhere..

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.02.11 16:16:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 34) : glad for him… he’s going to be good, but we so badly need to find a position for him.

    UNLESS we make him a specialist utility sub, able to cover 4,5,7,8,11,13,14…

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.02.11 16:16:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 36) : Must be those long legs..

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.02.11 16:17:13 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 38) : excellent – really glad to hear. I guess Lambert will be back with them next week, so we won’t get to see Dan start at 7

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.02.11 16:17:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sharks try!!!!

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.02.11 16:18:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : I say let’s make him a 13.

    Try De Kock

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.02.11 16:18:34 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • Cobus de Kock scring from a chip and chase..

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.02.11 16:18:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • KOBUS SCORES!

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.02.11 16:19:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Zeilinga to go for poles again.. Slots it

    Sharks 30 – 19 Bulls

    Last seconds of the game now..

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.02.11 16:19:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • that’s the game won and a bonus point

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.02.11 16:19:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sharks 30 – 19 Bulls

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.02.11 16:21:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Sharks are also going to get 4 Tries.

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.02.11 16:21:35 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 49) : so long as the Blues get less :)

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.02.11 16:28:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • Marcell Coetzee is far from the finished product but I thought he was brill today. His determination and workrate 2nd to none. If he can iron out the little unforced errors, the sky’s the limit. Best I’ve seen him play. Man it’s hot here. Pray for those clouds guys.

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.02.11 16:29:23 by beet Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 48) : Awesome :grin:

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.02.11 16:48:51 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Wasn’t impressed with either cronje twins :-(

  • Comment 53, posted at 26.02.11 22:18:59 by bergshark Reply

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  • Just had to listen to a soccer fan trying to blow what I can best describe as a constipated vuvzela ..

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.02.11 22:21:20 by bergshark Reply

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  • De kock looked really good on attack ..exciting youngster! Where is wynand pienaar,though?injured?
    Wouldve liked to have seen lindeque in action..
    Seemed like bulls left wing skosan had taken some personal dislike in richards..
    What you guys think of marnus schoeman,bulls 6?
    Cooper was not convincing at line-out time :-( ..basics,basics,basics..spend time on them..

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.02.11 22:26:32 by bergshark Reply

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  • Hoping reinach gets a start in next gam,need to see what he can offer the sharks..
    Where is tian meyer @present?the pumas?has he been released by sharks management again?

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.02.11 22:30:23 by bergshark Reply

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  • Gonna go sleep now..nite everyone .

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.02.11 22:31:21 by bergshark Reply

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  • lol i just want to say i just went on keo.co.za and remembered an intense dislike for the man :D

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.02.11 22:37:46 by Talent Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 55) : Yeah De Kock was really good

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.02.11 22:47:50 by Ben Reply
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  • Just finished watching recording of the game, Adi’s back…

  • Comment 60, posted at 27.02.11 00:02:24 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 60) : check the match report. He wsas superb, according to what I’ve heard.

  • Comment 61, posted at 27.02.11 10:09:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ Rob, for sure he was ;-)

  • Comment 62, posted at 27.02.11 14:35:54 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 62) : a very kind friend is mailing me a dvd of the match :)

  • Comment 63, posted at 27.02.11 14:38:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ok will be all worth it, hope he added the post match interviews, Adi’s one at the end was good, such a professional, he is surely blessed !

  • Comment 64, posted at 27.02.11 14:45:17 by Charlie Reply

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  • Jip ,adi looks like a nice guy

  • Comment 65, posted at 27.02.11 15:25:21 by bergshark Reply

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  • Think it will be good if adi plays vc rugby for the next 4 weeks,to get back in the swing of things..some nice touches and runs on attack.

  • Comment 66, posted at 27.02.11 15:27:23 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 66) : Uhm his going on tour today so he won’t play vc for the next 4 weeks.

  • Comment 67, posted at 27.02.11 15:29:06 by Ben Reply
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  • Hi all! Lovely day in durbs!
    Rob ,for interest sake ,how do you select people to write articles? I would love to contribute some time.

  • Comment 68, posted at 27.02.11 15:29:16 by Talent Reply
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  • I have to go to a game of touch rugby now ! :)
    But I would love to contribute ! Even if i could email you my work and you could decide how to use it ,or even if to use ;)

  • Comment 69, posted at 27.02.11 15:44:48 by Talent Reply
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  • Talent – mail me. [email protected]

  • Comment 70, posted at 27.02.11 16:52:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan: I’ve sent you 2 arti’s to look at (and sent them to ksashark and clayron)without any reply.. ?? First one was bout return of matt stevens (19 jan)and second one was last week monday .??.

  • Comment 71, posted at 27.02.11 17:07:06 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 55) : I rate Marnus Schoeman. I thought he was 1 of the best u21 players last year.

  • Comment 72, posted at 27.02.11 17:34:21 by beet Reply
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