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Plum sticks with the same midfield


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 2 Jun 2011 at 10:54
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The Sharks team to face the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein has been named, with few changes to the unit that beat the Waratahs on Saturday. In particular, no changes have been made in midfield.

Not surprisingly, the front row has remained unchanged, which leaves Beast Mtawarira on the bench. The surprising change is in the second row, where Gerhard Mostert comes in for Alistair Hargreaves, who moves to the bench.

Ryan Kankowski has come back from his jaw injury and is selected in the eighthman jumper, where Keegan Daniel shifts to 6 and Jacques Botes falls to the bench. Jean Deysel has been suspended and Willem Alberts takes his place on the side of the scrum.

Charl McLeod is back as the starting scrumhalf, with Conrad Hoffmann being ruled out for the rest of the season, with new recruit Fred Michalak straight in on the bench. Adi Jacobs must be fit again and takes his place on the bench, along with Jacques-Louis Potgieter.

The Sharks

1. John Smit (Captain)
2. Bismarck du Plessis
3. Eugene van Staden
4. Steven Sykes
5. Gerhard Mostert
6. Keegan Daniel
7. Willem Alberts
8. Ryan Kankowski
9. Charl McLeod
10. Patrick Lambie
11. Lwazi Mvovo
12. Meyer Bosman
13. Stefan Terblanche
14. JP Pietersen
15. Louis Ludik

Replacements
16. Tendai Mtawarira
17. Wiehahn Herbst
18. Alistair Hargreaves
19. Jacques Botes
20. Frederic Michalak
21. Jacques-Louis Potgieter
22. Adrian Jacobs



414 Comments

  • I am not surprised, chuffed with the lock pair though ;-)

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.06.11 10:55:26 by Charlie Reply
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  • Any bets on how many linebreaks the Ebersohn bros are going to make? :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.06.11 10:56:20 by McLovin Reply
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  • Plum is very stubborn! :razz:

    What options does he have in midfield though? If he picked Swannie at 12, the “carthorse” people would be out in force.

    He could switch Oupa and Adi…but we know he would never do that!

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.06.11 10:57:46 by Villie Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) : :|

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.06.11 10:57:51 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 3) : :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.06.11 10:58:55 by Charlie Reply

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  • Very happy that Mossie is getting a start. Interesting that Plum is going with 2 enforcing locks.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.06.11 11:01:07 by Ben Reply
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  • Beast on the bench again ? What a waste. Come to the Lions my boy. See you soon.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.06.11 11:01:35 by Speed7 Reply

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  • I like this team, good to see Mostert, Kanko and Freddie in the side. Better team than last week. Sharks by 15

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.06.11 11:01:58 by frikkie se broer Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 5) : Adi is proven at 13 and never let’s you down. The experiment with Oupa at 13 hasn’t been a success. I like Stefan, he always give you his all…but he’s a 15 trying to play at 13 and it’s just not working.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.06.11 11:02:40 by Villie Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 6) : Dont they want to ‘attack” the Cheetah line-out?

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.06.11 11:03:30 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 6) : I think it’s the best option as we really need to dominate in the forwards and get the Cheetahs on the back foot. If not, we know how dangerous their backs are and we also know that our defence is a tad porous.

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.06.11 11:04:40 by Villie Reply
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  • I don’t agree with the Botes selection or non-selection. I believe he made a huge contribution in retention of ball at the breakdown for the Sharks against the Waratahs, in the first game he’s played in a while.

    I think retention at the breakdown will again be a stumbling block for the Sharks with the loosies we have selected. Hope I’m wrong, but that’s my prediction and with that prediction our chances of winning the game became even smaller. :|

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.06.11 11:04:48 by Letgo Reply
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  • Props / Front Row:

    I would’ve played Beast first, but having him come on as a sub will make an impact, but needs to be there for at least 30 min.

    Locks:

    I like the look of this combination, aggressive, physical and quite mobile – expect some big ball carries

    Loosies:

    I really love the look of this combo – mobile, aggressive, balanced – if Deysel were available I would have him bench and rotate with Vic – good loose trio

    Midfield:

    It makes sense to play Bosman against his old employers – he was a senior player for them and understands their structures – despite that missed tackle that again led to a try, Bosman looked half decent against The Waratahs – not sure about Stef getting more game time, but someone needs to lead the team when Smit is subbed.

    Back Three: (11,14,15)

    Can’t say much here, Ludik and JPP are doing well, and Mvovo will be hoping for some quality ball this weekend.

    Subs:
    Our bench is superior and this if used properly will be our trump card and the reason why we will win this game. Sharks by 7-12 – You can’t call Cheetahs our bogey team as we have beaten them consistently over the last couple of seasons…

    GO SHARKS!

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.06.11 11:05:24 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • Why not just move Stef to 15 – put Ludick on the bench, JLP at 12 and Adi on 13?

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.06.11 11:06:35 by Ice Reply
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  • Glad Mvovs is starting

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.06.11 11:08:34 by Ice Reply
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  • So ROB, Mostert at 5, interesting. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.06.11 11:09:10 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 13) : I still think Botes needs to be there. Hopefully one of the loosies will step up at the breakdowns. I doubt it though.

    I like your logic on Bosman, which makes the call to sub Stefan for Adi a good one.

    Also hope Plum will use his subs well this week.

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.06.11 11:09:12 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 17) : Possibly have Ludik subbed for Adi with Stef going to 15. I can see this happening (and its a good thing)

    Yep – how we employ our Subs will make THE difference

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.06.11 11:11:45 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • arrg get rid of Meyer RubbishMan

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.06.11 11:16:18 by PhillipGibb Reply

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  • Yay!! Mossie at 5!! If he does well that could mean we might see 4.Bresler and 5.Mossie in Currie Cup…my fav. lock combo.
    Glad Adi passed his test. If Mcloed knocks one, i will sub him with Freddy…he deserves some hard action for making the mistakes he has over the past few games. Loose trio as always is very good. Still not happy with Smitty at Prop…Eish, C’mon Plum!! Centre combo…well not much we could have done this weekend. The Lions game would be a good time to try. 10.Freddy 12.Pat and 13.Jacobs…would be mean for our attack; as long as forwards give a good, solid platform we should win most games with that Combo.

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.06.11 11:18:24 by JJR Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 14) : why temper with ludick, stef can sit on the bench and come in when smit goes off

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.06.11 11:23:06 by franshark Reply
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  • Ag KAK man…….Plum deserves what comes his way…..I give up!

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.06.11 11:23:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 9) : Agree… ;-)

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.06.11 11:23:48 by Charlie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 2) :

    I noticed ole Padda is on the bench!! :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.06.11 11:24:24 by wpw Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 21) : He’s been solid, but has he brought any play to the park? i think Stef can do a slightly better job there. Just an opinion.

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.06.11 11:27:16 by Ice Reply
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  • I was just told that Sharks are negotiating a new contract with Bissie…that might be Why Smit is still playing prop? I will bet that Smit will get smashed by Wp.Nel on Sat. Just have a look at Smit’s back before the scrum…everyone else has a nice straight back like Al Baxter has; but Smit…not even close, how can you push someone back with your back in that position?

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.06.11 11:28:08 by JJR Reply
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  • i give up, we can bitch and moan about it all day long and it’s not going to change. all we can do now is to pray meyer has his best game this w-end. it’s possible, but not easy!!

    think plum is making a huge mistake to leave beast on the bench. the cheetahs is a strong unit and will scrum smit into the ground and it will be to late when beast finally come on.

    keep the finger crossed, but i have a feeling it’s going to get nasty

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.06.11 11:29:32 by jovner Reply

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  • Cheetah’s by 12 :evil:

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.06.11 11:31:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Fantastic news!!! Meyer Bosman has been given another chance to prove his worth in the midfield and silence his doubters. Excellent. Of course one would have thought that the 12 chances he has had already may have been enough, but as the saying goes “if at first you don’t succeed try and try again”. Fortunately Keegan is playing, and he has the pace to cover the gaping hole (one of only a handful of manmade structures that can be seen from outer space) that is the Sharks midfield. Maybe Plum feels that Bosman has inside knowledge of the Cheetahs structures although it’s a pity he doesn’t seem to have inside knowledge of the Sharks structures. Still no need to be negative. I still rate Bosman as the Sharks best signing since Kees Lensing.

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.06.11 11:31:58 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • BOSMAN!!! Seriously?! Seeing his name every week is going to give me a hernia.

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.06.11 11:33:57 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 29) :

    The only ‘inside’ knowledge Meyer has is how to leave a huge ‘inside’ gap! :???:

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.06.11 11:34:03 by Pokkel Reply
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  • i actually quite liked Lensing; one of my favourite props a few years back.

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.06.11 11:34:49 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 32) : But not while wearing a sharks jersey…

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.06.11 11:35:22 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 9) : After a year of playing 13 its not an experiment anymore. But we seriously need to make a plan with our midfield.

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.06.11 11:37:10 by Viking Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) : Ag nee man Pokkel!!! Hou moed!!! Law of averages dictate that MB has to have a massive good game ;-)

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.06.11 11:38:50 by Viking Reply
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  • Plum needs to have a talk with Joubert…we can’t have a hope to win in the knockouts against Bulls/Stormers if Bossie is at 12. Bring Joubert in next week and give him his rest the First month of Currie Cup.

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.06.11 11:38:55 by JJR Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 35) : If that were true, Earl Rose should go to the world cup

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.06.11 11:39:43 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 33) : Ja, you right…he was awesome for Bulls, not so much for us.

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.06.11 11:40:02 by JJR Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 37) : I have not thought about it that way :???: :lol:

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.06.11 11:41:11 by Viking Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 24) : :lol: Glad someone said it. :twisted:

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.06.11 11:41:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 40) : Rob was going to but he couldnt as he has a frog in his throat :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.06.11 11:45:04 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Viking (Comment 35) :

    You know what they say the definition of stupidity is……enough said!

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.06.11 11:46:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Nothing against Freddy but really, is our 3rd choice scrummie so [email protected] that we cannot consider him for Super Rugby level?

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.06.11 11:46:44 by Viking Reply
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  • This is Plum under estimating the Cheetahs again :(
    @JJR I don’t think Bissies contract has anything to do with it, john is retiring after WC so Bissie can’t feel threatened over game time next season.
    Really happy re Mostert starting though. Midfield has me crying in my wine :(

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.06.11 11:47:30 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Guys – am i the only one that thought Van Staden was actually the problem in our scrums last week?

  • Comment 45, posted at 02.06.11 11:48:10 by Ice Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 42) : A sharks contract which has the names Meyer and Bosman on the same line? Do you think we can get Ludick and Alberts agent to look at the contract and see if there are any loopholes that will allow him to leave for another province?

  • Comment 46, posted at 02.06.11 11:48:17 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 10) : Well Kanko is back and he is another option in the line outs, I’d guess Sykes will be making the line out calls.

  • Comment 47, posted at 02.06.11 11:48:46 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 45) : He didnt help, but I was pretty sure the buckling was on John Smits side. Its hard to push when half your scrum has disappeared.

  • Comment 48, posted at 02.06.11 11:49:37 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • John Smit at 1……………+10 to Cheetah’s
    Meyer ‘Turnstile’ Bosman…..+7 to Cheetah’s
    Mostert at 5……………..+2 to Sharks
    Kanko back……………….+5 to Sharks

    Cheetah’s by 10

  • Comment 49, posted at 02.06.11 11:49:50 by Pokkel Reply
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  • All this negativity is making me really positive.

    Sharks by atleast 9!!!

    :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 50, posted at 02.06.11 11:51:54 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 45) : I agree with you Ice. The scums only improved once we subbed van Staden, I thought John scrummed very well and nothing changed in our scrum when Beast came on.

  • Comment 51, posted at 02.06.11 11:52:10 by Viking Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 44) : Ja…just trying to find some justification for playing Smit at Prop…he does not over The Sharks anything from a playign perspective from Prop…he only adds playign value at 2 in my opinion. Bissie should be on the bench; start Smit at 2. I am losinf faith in Plum’s selections. Like Arsenal football fans always say..in wenger we trust, but i don’t think they say that anymore; Plum must watch out he does not fall into the same hole.

  • Comment 52, posted at 02.06.11 11:52:22 by JJR Reply
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  • I’m NOT going to get excited AGAIN this year just to be disappointed.

    I still support the Sharks 100% and if they win I’ll be very happy BUT I’m not going to cry my eyes out if we lose this one.

    I’m a GATVOL Sharks supporter!

  • Comment 53, posted at 02.06.11 11:53:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 48) : I know herbsy was not on for long – but to me the scrum did not succeed until VStaden was off. Beast made a slight difference, but the real difference came when VS was replaced.

  • Comment 54, posted at 02.06.11 11:53:13 by Ice Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 50) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Hell! make it Sharks by 15!! :lol:

  • Comment 55, posted at 02.06.11 11:54:15 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 54) : You’re probably right. having said that, two changes in the front row against a front row that had played most of the game, is bound to level things up somwehat. As far as I remember Baxter came on early, and Robinson was on for the game

  • Comment 56, posted at 02.06.11 11:54:53 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Viking (Comment 51) : @Ice (Comment 45) :

    Ag stront man…this is what we said after the Saders game as well….it was Jannie who folded. But who seems to be the common denominator in all this….John Smit.

    It’s time we all grew some and accept that our dear captain is useless at prop….klaar!

  • Comment 57, posted at 02.06.11 11:55:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 57) : I agree, he’s a hooker. Point set match!!!

  • Comment 58, posted at 02.06.11 11:56:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 54) : Maybe he can rectify his mistakes this weekend. It was the first time that I saw him strugle that much. But interesting though, the Tahs are the team with the most infringements against them at scrum time but Kappie penalised the Sharks the whole time. Not sure if he got it right last weekend.

  • Comment 59, posted at 02.06.11 11:57:52 by Viking Reply
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  • I have no doubt The Sharks will win; i am just dissapointed in some of the selections…that is not the best lineup The Sharks can put up. Mainly, Smit at Prop is a huge no no for me…Line up i would like to see next week.

    1.Beast
    2.Smit (C)
    3.Herbst
    4.Sykes
    5.Mossie
    6.Keegs
    7.Alberts
    8.Kanko

    9.Mcloed
    10.Freddy
    11.Mvovo
    12.Lambie
    13.Jacobs
    14.JPP
    15.Ludik

    16.Bissie
    17.Van Staden
    18.Bresler
    19.Botes
    20.JLP
    21.Bosman
    22.Stef.

    When Deysel returns i would drop Stef out and have 2 loosies on Bench. Keep Bossie and JLP.

  • Comment 60, posted at 02.06.11 11:57:56 by JJR Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 57) : They all think the scrum mysteriously struggles when JS plays at prop, always shift the blame to someone else.

  • Comment 61, posted at 02.06.11 11:58:48 by Ben Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 34) : He was actually very good at 13 in the CC….but then again he did have Andries Strauss inside at 12. Of course Super 15 is a step up from CC level aswell.

  • Comment 62, posted at 02.06.11 11:58:52 by Villie Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 58) : HELOOOOOO!!! Dis Rugby, nie fricken TENNIS nie! :twisted:

    @Viking (Comment 59) : True that too – but we need to be our best against these guys…

  • Comment 63, posted at 02.06.11 12:01:33 by Ice Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 62) : That is my point too – Stef is not a 13, but Bosman is not doing him any favours either…so to me the rootcause of our backline problems is our 12.

  • Comment 64, posted at 02.06.11 12:03:14 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 45) : @Viking (Comment 51) :
    Forget it, you have’nt got a hope in hell that anyone will blame anybody but Smit for any scrum problems, even when he is off the field, as evidenced by the rodgering the scrum took when Beast propped for his first scrum.

  • Comment 65, posted at 02.06.11 12:03:42 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 65) : The Sharks scrum will be ok against the Cheetahs. The 12 13 combo… lets just say I have my doubts.

  • Comment 66, posted at 02.06.11 12:06:58 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @JJR and Pokkel amen hallelujah!! If they whant to play JS than they play him at 2! If they believe that they cannot drop Bissies then JS should drop to the bench! JS is not a prop!

  • Comment 67, posted at 02.06.11 12:08:02 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 67) : Quite right!! Hes a teletubbie!!

  • Comment 68, posted at 02.06.11 12:09:32 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Tinky winky, dipsy, Lala, Smitty

  • Comment 69, posted at 02.06.11 12:10:23 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @JJR (Comment 60) : How could Freddy right into the starting line-up be a better option than anything Plum selected?

  • Comment 70, posted at 02.06.11 12:10:52 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 70) : Next week…With Freddy it gives us the options of Pat at 12…will really do anything to get Bosman and Stef outta the team…that 10,12,13 combo would do better than Bos and Stef; they have some x-factor and Pat has the tackling technique spot on, so he should not have problems making tackles at 12. We said we want to play our CC brand; with that team we can; why we always play different in Superugby…it has not worked, stick to what worked for us in the Currie Cup.

  • Comment 71, posted at 02.06.11 12:14:49 by JJR Reply
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  • I think this is a good line up. I agree with some that Bosman doesn’t deserve to be there, but it is his old track, he knows the bounce and lie better than Riaan.

  • Comment 72, posted at 02.06.11 12:15:20 by waje Reply

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  • i`m really hoping Bosman will start featuring now! as it is, he does not deserve the starting spot, but as i`m of the opinion that he can become a great centre, i do hope he gets his SH!T together this weekend.

    i would have given JLP a chance at inside centre. His defence also a bit dodgey, but he did well in a few games for the bulls at 12 last season.

  • Comment 73, posted at 02.06.11 12:17:41 by VanWilder Reply

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  • None so Blind as those that Don`t Want To See.

    Wonder if the odds will change on sportsbet now?

  • Comment 74, posted at 02.06.11 12:17:42 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Out of interest, where is Vulindlu? Has he lost form altogether? He was part of the Sharks squad at the beginning of the year right?

  • Comment 75, posted at 02.06.11 12:19:12 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • I dont think tinkering with small changes in the backline will give us any instant success . ST is a good tackler and MB will hopefully put in a big game ,he will be targeted.

    The cheetahs will be pumped up and out to prove a point ,out to prove their worth against some springboks . Expect big games from Ashley Johnson ,Coenie and the Ebersohn bros. If the sharks cant win here then they dont have what it takes (the balls) to be champions. Another lack lustre peformance like those against the bulls and stormers and ill start supporting the bulls for S15 victory this year ,COME ON SHARKS !!!JUST BLADY DO IT

  • Comment 76, posted at 02.06.11 12:20:46 by Talent Reply
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  • Just show how desperate our situation is in the midfield…JLP has become an option for 12…the position that tests a players defence to the limit…JLP avoids the tackles; just look at how he ran away from SBW on more than one occasion when we played Crusaders…just waits fro someone else to make the tackle…Ruan Pienaar/ Stephen Brett do the same thing when they play.

  • Comment 77, posted at 02.06.11 12:21:01 by JJR Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 75) :

    He’s not even making the Sharks XV starting line up. He’s fallen out of favor it seems.

  • Comment 78, posted at 02.06.11 12:21:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Andries Strauss must curse his luck. Sure he would`ve loved to run out against us. :???:

  • Comment 79, posted at 02.06.11 12:24:13 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 75) : Did he ever have form? I felt he was a Currie Cup player at best. His hands let him down.

  • Comment 80, posted at 02.06.11 12:24:47 by waje Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 75) : He played for Rovers at 13; not that i am suggesting he is a option at Centre; for me he does not have the skill set for Centre…he will play like waylon Murray…quite one dimensional. He also needs to work on his conditioning a bit in my opinion. He does tackle very well and runs hard which is good; should be back come Currie Cup.

  • Comment 81, posted at 02.06.11 12:24:59 by JJR Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 75) : he’s as good as gone

  • Comment 82, posted at 02.06.11 12:25:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • We have an opportunity to put the Cheetah’s scrum under pressure this weekend because as good as the Cheetah’s front row is in broken play they have also conceded the most penalties at scrum time…….so why not select the strongest possible front row?

  • Comment 83, posted at 02.06.11 12:27:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Good team..happy about Mostert, high time we picked 2 aggressive locks. Love the pack!! Nice balance!!kanko can jump in the lineout. Bench looks good. Well done Plum.

  • Comment 84, posted at 02.06.11 12:27:42 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 83) : Why oh Why is Smit still playing at Prop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Flippin sucks at prop; making him look crap; he is a great 2…C’mon Plum, what r u thinking?1?1?!!?!?!? Beast is fresh…why is he on the bench..he makes a good impact off the bench; but really…Smit over Beast at loosehead….HHHHMMMM…wonder who is the better option.?

  • Comment 85, posted at 02.06.11 12:29:36 by JJR Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 82) : Into retirement or to another province?

  • Comment 86, posted at 02.06.11 12:32:30 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • You know that things are not going your way when all the guys on RE:UNION predicts a Cheetah’s win.

    But I tell you what will happen this weekend.

    Meyer Bosman is going to have a brilliant game and that will be enough to assure him a starting place for the rest of the season even if he plays crap for the rest of the time.

  • Comment 87, posted at 02.06.11 12:33:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 85) : John will have a good game with Colonel Mustard behind him. Watch this space…between my teeth.

  • Comment 88, posted at 02.06.11 12:33:21 by waje Reply

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  • If I’m annoying anybody today…..to bad. ;-)

    I have just reached a point where I just can’t handle the fact that the WHOLE world knows we have problems at center but the clever oke’s at the Sharks doesn’t seem to give a shit! :twisted:

  • Comment 89, posted at 02.06.11 12:35:38 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 89) : Hear hear!! Bosman to be deported to Aus to serve as Quade Coopers fluff toy.

  • Comment 90, posted at 02.06.11 12:37:44 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @waje (Comment 88) : Mossie will help Smit not go back; but it won’t stop him from going straight down or poppin up. His technique looks very amateur, similar to coenie…that is why coenie gives way so many penalties.

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 86) : another country

  • Comment 92, posted at 02.06.11 12:45:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 89) : Hey TT is that you using Pokkels name. :twisted:

  • Comment 93, posted at 02.06.11 12:46:08 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 93) :

    Nah…just weeks and weeks of pent-up frustration….I can’t stand it when the Sharks do the same thing week in and week out and expecting different results.

  • Comment 94, posted at 02.06.11 12:48:06 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 94) : ;-)

  • Comment 95, posted at 02.06.11 12:51:48 by Charlie Reply

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  • Plum will find everyone calling for his head pretty soon.

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  • :sad: wwe will go backwards in the scrum, thats a certainty :sad:

  • Comment 97, posted at 02.06.11 12:53:35 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 94) : Crazy, aint it? :razz:

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  • @Charlie (Comment 95) : You don’t ever say much, do you? ;)

  • Comment 99, posted at 02.06.11 12:54:25 by Ben Reply
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  • And with ali hargreaves not there…. bye bye line out ball… just when that facet seem to be coming right…

  • Comment 100, posted at 02.06.11 12:54:26 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 94) : I can see its eating you up.
    Ultimately I think TT was suffering from the same feelings.

  • Comment 101, posted at 02.06.11 12:54:59 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Plummo…. :shock:

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  • @Ice (Comment 14) : because with that 12/13 combo the defence will be even worse icey

    swannie should had played with adi

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 103) : Also an option…just want Stef to get out of the bashing he doe not deserve…

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  • @robdylan (Comment 92) : well we did call this yesterday

    guess it aint gonna change

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  • This site is going to be filled with some seriously disappointed bloggers……if the Sharks manage to win the game.

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  • @Ice (Comment 104) : @Ice (Comment 104) : that i agree with
    and stef had a good game last week

    bosman was the weak link

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 100) : If Bissie throws well Mossie will do Great…Sharks XV he took almost every lineout ball and stole a couple playing against anton van Zyl and adriaan Fondse.

  • Comment 108, posted at 02.06.11 13:07:02 by JJR Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 94) : I agree with you. The backline has done nothing spectacular all season. Other than one great individual performance here and there. Their one dimensional approach wastes Pat Lambies talents. How much good ball do our centers get? How much of it gets wasted through basic stupid decisions.

  • Comment 109, posted at 02.06.11 13:07:05 by waje Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 106) :

    I’m not going to be disappointed, I’ll be chuffed…….but I’m not going to be very disappointed if we lose.

  • Comment 110, posted at 02.06.11 13:07:46 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 106) : Yeah tons of negative matter in the air – we need some positive anti-matter… SHARKS SHARKS SHARKS… I can see us scramble to victory and I will accept this game play this Super season – hope to see more innovation for next… Playing a Currie Cup gameplan at Super level is not recommended – what is recommended is having varied games plans and balance.

  • Comment 111, posted at 02.06.11 13:08:31 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @waje (Comment 109) : That is what i have been complaining about and this around me are tired of hearing it…everything gets killed once it reaches the Centres…Mvovo needs to go looking for work, cos with this Centre pairing he won’t get any ball just standing on the wing being lazy.

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 106) : I think the Sharks will pull off a win, but due more to the Cheetahs weaker forwards. If the Sharks try to take on the Cheetahs backline then it will be tickets to the Sharks.

  • Comment 113, posted at 02.06.11 13:10:05 by waje Reply

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  • Enough bitching….I need to do some work!

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 111) : Ja, agree…we need the balance, we always seem to struggle to find it in superugby; Dick Muir did quite a good job of finding that balance when he was coach.

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 110) : Ill be very disappointed if we lose, always am.
    Mind you when we lost the Super 14 final I started laughing, the disappointment set in a few days later.

  • Comment 116, posted at 02.06.11 13:11:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 112) : Yes – what surprises me is that Stef was a wing and often lamented the fact the he didn’t get quality ball from the centres… Stef needs to distribute more and more intelligently – he does not have a total game to take on so much responsibility (i.e. he looks to create things single handedly) – there are times when a centre needs to take contact, but there are times definitely that a centre must create space for support runners to feed off his movements… I am not Stef bashing here, I am talking objectively about the role of a centre…

  • Comment 117, posted at 02.06.11 13:12:46 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 100) : i think the hinking here from plum is that the cheetah lineouts have been worse then ours , so he has gone for a more agro route , stronger scrums etc

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 117) : I will even take a Bosman 12 Jacobs 13; Jacobs is a great attacking asset and takes good options; just get Lambie to defend the 12 channel and move Bossie to 10. Also Jacobs will allow Bosman to go for the offload, because Adi is great a support runner and great at reading the game…like what he did outside JDV in 08′ for Boks running good angles off JD.

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 118) :

    Stronger scrum with Smit instead of the Beast???Bhahahahahahaha

  • Comment 120, posted at 02.06.11 13:16:11 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 112) : I totally agree with your Mvovo remark. Mvovo has not fetched the ball once this season. He has so much strength and ability, yet he would rather hang around twiddling his fingers all game. Odwa gets a lot more ball than Mvovo, because he gets into the right places. But Odwa doesn’t have the strength and speed of Mvovo so cannot use it. It amazes me that the coaching staff haven’t picked up on Mvovo, and tried to get him to move to better positions, where he can be destructive.

  • Comment 121, posted at 02.06.11 13:19:21 by waje Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 120) : Glad to see that your mood has improved :lol: At least you are laughing again…

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  • @waje (Comment 113) : I know its a big ask but Im trusting that the Sharks have done their homework on containing the Cheetahs backline, they have recently shown that they can take on any team and score from almost anywhere.

  • Comment 123, posted at 02.06.11 13:19:28 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • General comment:

    Jean Deysel / Willem Alberts / Beast / Bismarck: average 4 meters per carry
    Kanko / Daniel: average a shade more

    A backline player with support and good running lines can gain 20-30 per carry – THUS it is obvious that a more varied play is required with greater technical emphasis on backline attack – if you want to score tries by gaining 4-6 meters at a time – it will be a long day at the office, the defensive lines can gather themselves and defend the same channels consistently…

    The Sharks need greater technical emphasis – I know this has been spoken about often, but this is the core/root cause of our predicament… The Sharks are stale. And innovation cannot be the responsibility of the player alone – he needs the backing of his management team all the way from a psychological aspect through to technical assistance… Rob did have a thread up about this I know – but it needs to be discussed further (in fact it needs taking up in the chambers of the Sharks brain trust)

  • Comment 124, posted at 02.06.11 13:20:27 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 120) : die onderbroek weer te styf?? :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 125, posted at 02.06.11 13:20:43 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 121) : Talking about bacline coaching, how much has the coaches developed our backline this year in terms of the way they play?

  • Comment 126, posted at 02.06.11 13:21:35 by Viking Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 123) :

    I’m not ‘trusting’the Sharks with anything. Trust needs to be earned and they haven’t earned anything…..especially not who-ever is in charge of the backline.

  • Comment 127, posted at 02.06.11 13:22:03 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 120) : look pokkeltjie , i am also quite shocked beast is again benched just as you are

    but i do think smitty will be better off with mostert scrumming behind him then ali

    if beast is scrumming by all means ali behind him

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 125) :

    I give up!! We are the only ones out there that still ‘believes’ that Plum is doing the right things. ;-)

  • Comment 129, posted at 02.06.11 13:23:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 129) : what will your view be if this team whacks the cheetahs??
    ;-) :lol:

  • Comment 130, posted at 02.06.11 13:24:50 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 128) :

    It shouldn’t be Mostert’s responsibility!!! I agree he will look better but it gives us a false sense of achievement!

    Next week we wonder what the hell is going wrong again.

  • Comment 131, posted at 02.06.11 13:25:27 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 120) : Go look if the scrums improved when Beast came onto the park. The momentum shifted when Hargreaves was replaced, not John.

  • Comment 132, posted at 02.06.11 13:26:12 by waje Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 130) :

    I’ll be very happy….but I’ll be a lot happier if we get a decent backline coach.

  • Comment 133, posted at 02.06.11 13:26:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 128) : Doesn’t number 4 scrum behind number 1? That being Sykes?

  • Comment 134, posted at 02.06.11 13:26:52 by Ben Reply
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  • tell you what?? my worry is more about the center pair that has just not clicked all season

    surely with the way the cheetahs attack from all over a swannie at center would have been better then bosman

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  • @Viking (Comment 126) :
    (That much)

  • Comment 136, posted at 02.06.11 13:27:45 by waje Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 127) : Rob did say Im a glass and a half full type of guy. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 137, posted at 02.06.11 13:27:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 134) : they swap around

    not sure if you have noticed

    ali has been scrumming on the loosehead side

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  • @waje (Comment 132) :

    Don’t you start too. Why don’t you okes go start a ‘Smit for prop’ fanclub somewhere….. oh I forget this is already one. ;-)

  • Comment 139, posted at 02.06.11 13:28:20 by Pokkel Reply
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  • When last did the Cheetahs get a moerse hiding? Don’t you think it is about time again that someone put them in their place at the bottom of the log? GOOOOO SHAAAARKKKKS!!!!

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  • @waje (Comment 136) : BINGO!!!!

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  • @waje (Comment 132) : i agree , look i like ali he a nice guy and all , but even driving play he shows no anger , he does it standing still and just kinda falls into the defence

    we need more agro

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 138) : Nope I haven’t noticed. Good work.

  • Comment 143, posted at 02.06.11 13:30:02 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 139) : I am already part of the John-is-underrated Club. Membership is free as long as you put on a John Smit mask once a week.

  • Comment 144, posted at 02.06.11 13:30:27 by waje Reply

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  • @Viking (Comment 140) :

    Why don’t you go write one of those famous Sharksworld motivational articles for us! :twisted:

  • Comment 145, posted at 02.06.11 13:30:42 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 115) : Plum’s trophies: 2
    Muir’s trophies: 0…

  • Comment 146, posted at 02.06.11 13:31:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 143) : you will also see the flanks rotate at times

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 145) : will arrange with Rob to organise you a free club pass ;-) :mrgreen: :lol:

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  • @waje (Comment 144) :

    I have nothing against John Smit but I have a huge problem with JS at prop.

  • Comment 149, posted at 02.06.11 13:33:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 145) : No Probs… I have a habbit of talking big before a game just in case I do not get a chance after it ;-)

  • Comment 150, posted at 02.06.11 13:34:55 by Viking Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 149) : wanna advise me on who to pick for SB?? :lol:

  • Comment 151, posted at 02.06.11 13:36:05 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 146) : How many of those 2 have been in Super rugby? Super Rugby is like Champions league football, every coach and player wants to win that one the most and so far no coach has produced the goods yet.

  • Comment 152, posted at 02.06.11 13:36:15 by Ben Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 151) :

    Like I care?? ;-) :lol:

  • Comment 153, posted at 02.06.11 13:39:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 146) : Dick had to fix Putts mess before turning the team around. Plumtree has turned a once potent backline, impotent. Plumtree is a forwards coach and that is where it ends.

  • Comment 154, posted at 02.06.11 13:39:12 by waje Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 145) : Those usually come after we’ve lost, telling us we must be good supporters and stand by our team no matter what! :roll:

  • Comment 155, posted at 02.06.11 13:40:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 154) : Agreed!

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 139) : Smit at hooker is first prize, for me anyway, but I can see why he is played at prop and I dont think he is nearly as bad as you guys want him to be.

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 153) : i didnt ask you to care ffs , i asked for advice :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 158, posted at 02.06.11 13:42:30 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 157) :

    I don’t ‘want’ him to be bad. First prize for me would be Smit at 1( if he was as good as the Beast ) and Bissie at hooker.

  • Comment 159, posted at 02.06.11 13:43:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 159) : Let us revisit this after this weekend. I think he may look a lot better with Mostert behind him. A scrum is about a pack working together, not the frontrow as most people think. Look how the Sharks scrum has gone a little backwards since Johan Muller left, locks play a big part.

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 158) :

    Look at comment 49

    Cheetah’s by 10! :mrgreen:

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  • well i nailed my selection to the mast

    sharks by 8 :smile:

  • Comment 162, posted at 02.06.11 13:48:47 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • adi – freddy at least something to look forward to.

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  • @waje (Comment 160) :

    I’m sure the locks play a huge part but Smit’s whole body position looks wrong in the scrum. He goes in with a bend back and not straight like most props.This means that if the lock pushes very hard that John will either pop up or collaps the scrum.

  • Comment 164, posted at 02.06.11 13:50:56 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Rob , pokkel has requested you ban him from here as a sharks SUPPORTER :mrgreen: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 165, posted at 02.06.11 13:51:02 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • perhaps Bosman has something on Plum – a tape maybe :mrgreen:

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 164) :

    Not that I know anything about what goes on in the scrum…just my observation.

  • Comment 167, posted at 02.06.11 13:52:11 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 163) : At least we are not the team with Rose on the bench. That is something to be happy about as well

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  • @Letgo (Comment 50) : i think i put by 21 in SB – my lucky number :lol:

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  • @Viking (Comment 168) : but they still have option of not using the bench :???:

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  • @Charlie (Comment 95) : :neutral:

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 167) : Ok I’ll take a look at that on Saturday. And then we can butcher the topic to death.

  • Comment 172, posted at 02.06.11 13:58:50 by waje Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 99) : When it get’s to Plum the last few months I am speechless, luckily he is not taking my breath away…I would have been dead by now :twisted:

  • Comment 173, posted at 02.06.11 13:59:56 by Charlie Reply

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  • @waje (Comment 172) :

    I don’t blog on Sundays…..I need some peace on Sundays ;-)

  • Comment 174, posted at 02.06.11 14:00:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 173) : :)

  • Comment 175, posted at 02.06.11 14:02:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 174) : Nor do I. I make up time with the family for watching rugby the day before.

  • Comment 176, posted at 02.06.11 14:04:13 by waje Reply

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  • Smit is not a prop’s ar*e and no way should he be selected there. He should play hooker, klaar.

    I cannot remember EVER thinking the Sharks went into a Cheetahs game, Super Rugby, Currie Cup, home or away, as underdogs. What a measure of how far they have fallen this season that I now consider the Cheetahs as favourites for this game… :sad:

    If the Sharks play their cards right, they could end up this Super season with a backline of:

    9 Pienaar
    10 Michalak
    11 Mvovo
    12 Lambie
    13 Joubert
    14 JPP
    15 Terblanche/Ludik

    Now that is a backline :mrgreen:

  • Comment 177, posted at 02.06.11 14:57:01 by siorc Reply

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  • @siorc sad but true:(

  • Comment 178, posted at 02.06.11 15:01:42 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 146) : When Dick was coach we had a lot more Boks which made it difficult come Currie Cup time. Also Dick had more success in Superugby…we should have been the deserved winners in 07′; if we win this year that won’t be the case the way we have been playing…The Sharks were awesome in 07′, we looked and played like a champion side; that is not the case today…the game plan is too one dimensional…let one huge guy carry it up and gain ground and play the phases from there, but when it does not work there is not backup…in 07′ we built momentum off a solid scrum platform and brilliant maul and the Ball runners. The Sharks have hardly mauled this season…don’t get it, we have a huge pack and how much more effective would the weight be used than in a Maul. The backs back in those days also played with so much structure/flair mix. They knew when to carry it up and when to swing it wide…today it seems like they are very uncertain; Jacobs is the only one who has made some very solid dicision making when he has played. Main Focus for Plum needs to be building a solid game off a solid Set Piece. Our Lineout our scrum have been very average. And when we get good ball Stef and Bossie Stuff it or Mcloed knocks. I believe it all starts with the poor platform we are getting from our setplay this season.

  • Comment 179, posted at 02.06.11 15:35:11 by JJR Reply
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  • @siorc (Comment 177) : Pienaar is still signed to Ulster.

  • Comment 180, posted at 02.06.11 15:40:10 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 179) : well, it’s simple. We can’t maul cos we never win our lineouts.

    That despite having the “best hooker in the world”… :)

  • Comment 181, posted at 02.06.11 15:46:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob are u referring to Bissie or JS in that remarck? Because the lineouts were not that much better with JS throwing – oh wait that was the locks fault then :evil:

  • Comment 182, posted at 02.06.11 16:08:48 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 180) : playing cards right = loan deal with Ulster (a la what the Stormers tried to do)

    An extra good play would also be convincing Joubert to come to Durban early. I read last night that he doesn’t like the idea though.

  • Comment 183, posted at 02.06.11 16:12:44 by siorc Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 182) : He’s referring to Bissie.

  • Comment 184, posted at 02.06.11 16:17:40 by Ben Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 20) : Stop with the moving Pat to 12 thing. If you really want to retain the Currie Cup winning pizazz how can you even consider moving Pat?

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  • @siorc (Comment 177) : Another unbeliever who wants to move Pat to 12. What’s wrong with you ouens? Are you smoking something? :lol:

  • Comment 186, posted at 02.06.11 16:30:36 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 185) : They should stop messing with your lover!

  • Comment 187, posted at 02.06.11 16:30:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 187) : He should be so lucky! :lol:

  • Comment 188, posted at 02.06.11 16:31:05 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 187) : Training like that don’t come cheap, I can tell you!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 189, posted at 02.06.11 16:31:59 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 186) : ;)

  • Comment 190, posted at 02.06.11 16:32:05 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 184) : smit doesn’t do much wrong in robdylan’s four eyes :grin:

  • Comment 191, posted at 02.06.11 16:37:15 by Megatron Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 186) : Hmmmmm let’s see…

    Now that Michalak has signed up:

    Bosman at 12…

    or Lambie at 12…

    No brainer :razz:

  • Comment 192, posted at 02.06.11 16:39:13 by siorc Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 187) : if Pat only knew :razz:

  • Comment 193, posted at 02.06.11 16:39:52 by Megatron Reply

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  • @JJR (Comment 179) : u do have some valid points there, that why Rob(I think) said on Saturday that maybe a total slump from here on end would be a blessing in disguise…. Then things can change.

  • Comment 194, posted at 02.06.11 16:40:26 by franshark Reply
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  • @siorc (Comment 192) : How bout Michalak at 12. No brains? :lol:

  • Comment 195, posted at 02.06.11 16:42:32 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 193) : What? That I am a consummate but expensive trainer? :lol:

  • Comment 196, posted at 02.06.11 16:43:21 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 194) : I reckon this season is going to go down as an improvement on last year, but not quite enough of an improvement to leave the fans happy – or more importantly, leave us with a trophy.

    But it’s hard to justify making the big changes that are necessary when you are (seen to be) improving

  • Comment 197, posted at 02.06.11 16:43:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • Some good news for Stormers. Rudi Wulf has eneded his contract with Toulon a year early, going to the Blues. Toulon apparently keen on signing Habana.

  • Comment 198, posted at 02.06.11 16:43:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 193) : She can really teach him a thing or two, not relating to rugby! :)

  • Comment 199, posted at 02.06.11 16:44:22 by Ben Reply
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  • @siorc (Comment 192) : that is no brainer talk, lambie stays at 10 and that’s that, mich can play 12 if he wants too…

  • Comment 200, posted at 02.06.11 16:44:34 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 200) : I’m actually not completely averse to the idea of Pat spending some time at 12 as well…

  • Comment 201, posted at 02.06.11 16:45:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 200) : Thanks you FS. xxx :lol:

  • Comment 202, posted at 02.06.11 16:46:24 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • I got a feeling our lineouts will be good this weekend. Coaching from Albert and Johann Muller :)

  • Comment 203, posted at 02.06.11 16:47:35 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 199) : You and Megatron are reprobates of note! Will have to reprimand you both, methinks! :razz:

  • Comment 204, posted at 02.06.11 16:47:57 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 201) : At this stage in proceedings? Really? :shock:

  • Comment 205, posted at 02.06.11 16:49:03 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 199) : Eish. Benjamin. :oops:

  • Comment 206, posted at 02.06.11 16:50:38 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • i would like to see Lambie and Pienaar (10-9). Have they ever played together in these positions.

  • Comment 207, posted at 02.06.11 16:50:49 by rekinek Reply
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  • This is the sharks backline I want to see in the next 5 years.

    9. Charl Mcleod (in form, crisp service)
    10. Pat Lambie ( no brainer)
    11. Lwazi Mvovo
    12. Paul Jordaan
    13. Johann Sadie, Jaco Taute, Juan de Jongh (any of the 3 will do)
    14. JPP
    15. Ludik (has to learn to pass a bit more when he has made a line break)

  • Comment 208, posted at 02.06.11 16:52:32 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 208) : No wait I’d rather have Pienaar at 9.

  • Comment 209, posted at 02.06.11 16:54:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 208) : I can go with that. :smile:

  • Comment 210, posted at 02.06.11 16:54:51 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Where do you want to go with them? Do you think Lambie will like that?

  • Comment 211, posted at 02.06.11 16:56:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 208) : don’t we have any own promising 13. and mcleod getting old :???:

  • Comment 212, posted at 02.06.11 16:56:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 211) : Grrrrr… :lol:

  • Comment 213, posted at 02.06.11 16:58:10 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 212) : We do have some, Piet Lindeque is one, I keep forgetting the others’ names.

  • Comment 214, posted at 02.06.11 16:59:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 209) : that’s better ;-)

  • Comment 215, posted at 02.06.11 17:00:10 by rekinek Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 213) : I think Lambie would want to have you all to himself, so rather just go with him. :) ;)

  • Comment 216, posted at 02.06.11 17:01:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 215) : Are you going to Loftus with us?

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 196) : yep, commonwealth gold medalist in Undercover Wrestling ;)

    left the UK still undefeated hehhe

  • Comment 218, posted at 02.06.11 17:04:17 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 217) : of course :razz:

  • Comment 219, posted at 02.06.11 17:04:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 205) : I said a bit of time… in certain games, it could work.

    I see the positions as more-or-less interchangeable. Rather, I wouldn’t pick a guy at 12 that I wouldn’t be completely comfortable with having as my flyhalf.

  • Comment 220, posted at 02.06.11 17:04:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 204) : i was born ready to take ‘punishment’ Shazzy :D

  • Comment 221, posted at 02.06.11 17:05:55 by Megatron Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 219) : Great stuff, really looking forward to meet all of you.

  • Comment 222, posted at 02.06.11 17:06:20 by Ben Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 221) : Mega, does Sithole have a contract with the Sharks? Or what’s going on there?

  • Comment 223, posted at 02.06.11 17:08:32 by Ben Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 218) : Bwaaaahhhaaaahhhaaaa…. Who’ve you been talking to!!! Remain undefeated, I may add! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 224, posted at 02.06.11 17:09:14 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 220) : Fair comment. :razz:

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  • @Ben (Comment 222) : :cool:

  • Comment 226, posted at 02.06.11 17:10:41 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 216) : :roll:

  • Comment 227, posted at 02.06.11 17:11:06 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Nah… Michalak at 12 would be turnstile heaven.

  • Comment 228, posted at 02.06.11 17:12:13 by siorc Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 226) : Will be good to see you all at “Fortress Loftus”… Will have to make up posters for everyone! “Ek eet n’ Bull…”!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 229, posted at 02.06.11 17:12:29 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 223) : yes he does…

  • Comment 230, posted at 02.06.11 17:12:44 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 221) : hello “Transformation”, what’s up, Keo not happening today?

    :mrgreen:

  • Comment 231, posted at 02.06.11 17:13:49 by siorc Reply

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  • @siorc (Comment 228) : my only concern with the Freddy/Pat combo at 10/12 is that they’re both quite little.

    Then again, pound for pound, Pat is the best tackler in the Sharks team and it’s just possible we’re missing a serious trick by not using that at 12 sometimes.

  • Comment 232, posted at 02.06.11 17:14:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 220) : i do feel that there are many players who can play more than one position successfully so if you want to squeeze freddy and lambie in one starting line-up there is definitely room to manoeuvre.
    It all depends on the composition of the team. Like I do not really care whether Daniel is 6,7 or 8 as long as there is Deysel or Alberts amongst loosies and not only our speedy lighties.

  • Comment 233, posted at 02.06.11 17:14:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 230) : Great stuff! How old is he now? Does he prefer 11 or 14?

  • Comment 234, posted at 02.06.11 17:15:10 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 223) : ben , transie wouldnt have a clue , although he will try convince you he does, he knows nothing aboutt he Sharks issues accept that he hates them :roll: :lol:

    And actually to answer you re Sithole ?? yes he does , he and Jordaan are actually been impressing the Sharks coaching staff big time

    just maybe they must bring in Silthole to 13 or Mvovo

    Sithole can do the job if they work on his distribution skills and defence as a center, his wing defense is good

  • Comment 235, posted at 02.06.11 17:17:51 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 223) : Sbura is heading back to Durban tomorrow to make himself available for whatever the Sharks need him for.

    He’s still under 21, of course, so could be used there as well.

    My gut feel is that a lot will depend on whether Lwazi makes the 3N and/or world cup squads

  • Comment 236, posted at 02.06.11 17:18:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 232) : Yeah, but little doesn’t mean light… For his height, Pat, at 92kg, can pack a whallop (my bet is he’s gained a couple since they posted those stats as well). Don’t know Fred’s stats, but would assume, given the “lovely” pic KSA posted yesterday, that he’s mostly muscle too… :oops: (clears her throat as she writes this!) And as Pat has proved, it’s not the size of the pistol but the power of the shot that really counts! (And if Megatron and Ben latch onto that one I am done for!) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 237, posted at 02.06.11 17:18:30 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 229) : will it not cause indigestion – wouldn’t be enough just to bruise them and walk over them :mrgreen:

  • Comment 238, posted at 02.06.11 17:18:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • @siorc (Comment 231) : hi, you’ll have to identify yourself :D

  • Comment 239, posted at 02.06.11 17:19:17 by Megatron Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 235) : tough to turn a winger into a 13, though… 13 is generally acknowledged to be the most difficult position defensively.

  • Comment 240, posted at 02.06.11 17:19:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 234) : he normally plays 11

    the other wing that plays 14 with him is Mark Richards

  • Comment 241, posted at 02.06.11 17:19:37 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 232) : i ech siorc’s sentiment. Though mind you – wasn’t it Freddy who caught Habana.

  • Comment 242, posted at 02.06.11 17:20:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 240) : i agree rob thats why i said they would have to work hard on his defence and distribution

    but yeah i agree with you , would love to see Wynand Pienaar getting a shot

    oh and good day mate

  • Comment 243, posted at 02.06.11 17:20:48 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 237) : Sure, but Fred has never been a physically imposing player, whereas Pat punched way above his weight in that area. What I’m getting at is that I reckon Pat will probably be far better at 12 than Freddy would. Not to say that Pat is necessarily any worse at 10 than Freddy either… just that if you are going to pick the two of them together, rather shift Pat to 12 than Fred.

    The real answer here is to have 2 Pats. How are those guys doing with their top secret human cloning project…?

  • Comment 244, posted at 02.06.11 17:21:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 235) : tl tl tl tl hi sharky :razz: you grumpy lo geezer :grin:

  • Comment 245, posted at 02.06.11 17:22:19 by Megatron Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 238) : :lol: Lightly seared in a little hot olive oil…. with a touch of chilli!

  • Comment 246, posted at 02.06.11 17:22:27 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 235) : The reason I ask him is Sithole is rumoured to be Mega’s cousin.

  • Comment 247, posted at 02.06.11 17:22:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 236) : Sburu is Sithole??

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 243) : hiyas bro :)

  • Comment 249, posted at 02.06.11 17:23:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 247) : lol i am teasin transie mate , Sithole is his cousin

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  • @Megatron (Comment 245) : hiyas transie :lol:

  • Comment 251, posted at 02.06.11 17:24:29 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 244) : Two Pats…. now there’s a thought! Why not a whole bunch of them making up the entire backline!

  • Comment 252, posted at 02.06.11 17:24:35 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 242) : hang on…. didn’t freddy slow him down just enough for someone else to stop him? Or was it the other way round? I can’t remember exactly what happened.

  • Comment 253, posted at 02.06.11 17:25:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • man Sithole looks like a body builder :shock: one strong MF :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 254, posted at 02.06.11 17:25:17 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 245) : I’m glad Sithole is over his injury , he was out for some time

  • Comment 255, posted at 02.06.11 17:26:45 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 252) : not fast enough to play any further out than 12, IMO (and that includes fullback)

    I’d be happy with the following:
    9) Charl (2010 CC edition)
    10) Pat (kicking boot option installed)
    11) JP (left wing edition)
    12) Pat (linebreaking edition)
    13) Mvovo (once he’s learned to pass)
    14) JP (right wing edition)
    15) JP (fullback edition with siege-gun boot add-on)

  • Comment 256, posted at 02.06.11 17:27:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 245) : So, dearest, when are you dumping the avatar for a decent one? At least the SBW one was relevant! :lol:

  • Comment 257, posted at 02.06.11 17:27:59 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Jordaan will be available to the Sharks as soon as the JWC Boks are done , not sure when that is :sad:

  • Comment 258, posted at 02.06.11 17:28:08 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 254) : him and Piet Lindeque seem to be running their own personal competition to see who can build the biggest guns…

  • Comment 259, posted at 02.06.11 17:29:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 253) : They way I heard it someone slowed him down and then Fred tackled him.

  • Comment 260, posted at 02.06.11 17:29:46 by Ben Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 248) : it’s SBURA…eish :roll:

  • Comment 261, posted at 02.06.11 17:30:08 by Megatron Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 258) : is Paul not injured currently? Or did I get that wrong?

  • Comment 262, posted at 02.06.11 17:30:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 257) : love, i’ve never had SBW as an avatar :cool:

  • Comment 263, posted at 02.06.11 17:30:52 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 260) : ok, but he hardly smashed him the tackle, right? That’s not really Fred’s thing…

  • Comment 264, posted at 02.06.11 17:31:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 261) : correct me if I’m wrong, but Sbura is just a nickname, right? His full name is Sibusiso?

  • Comment 265, posted at 02.06.11 17:32:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 244) : Cloning’s easy, we still have to wait until they grow up though. :lol:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 253) : jeez – now you’re asking specifics. Freddie might have ankle tap him and frans steyn got him, but I think Freddie’s was the tackle though in any case steyn would have gotten habana – i never saw him running so quickly.

  • Comment 267, posted at 02.06.11 17:33:25 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 256) : my backline with prersent sharks players ??

    15 Ludick/W Pienaar
    14 Mvovo
    13 M Joubert
    12 Paul Jordaan
    11 JPP
    10 Lambieghini
    09 Ruan Pienaar(pray he comes back)or Mcleod 2010 edition :mrgreen:

    reserves
    Hoffman (If no Pienaar)
    Adi/Odwa
    Tattooman Freddy

  • Comment 268, posted at 02.06.11 17:33:40 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 266) : oh shit…. I didn’t think about that.

    How’s you?

  • Comment 269, posted at 02.06.11 17:33:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 256) : But surely if we’re cloning we can engineer him to be faster? We could make an entire series of bionic super SuperPats… So… how about:

    10) Pat1 (kicking boot gene fully functional)
    11) Pat2 (built-in optional genetic turbo booster)
    12) Pat3 (linebreaking edition, as stated)
    13) Pat4 (genetic version of a Bugatti Veyron SS with boosted passing power on board)
    14) Pat 5 (with specially adapted right wing turbo and reverse turbo option)
    15) Pat 6 (genetically modified fullback edition with extra-length kicking option and auto-touch-finder installed)
    :mrgreen:
    And the original can sit on the bench with a remote control device!

  • Comment 270, posted at 02.06.11 17:34:19 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 264) : Did not see it Rob, that part was cut out from the Supersport transmission. You will have to ask someone who was at the game.

  • Comment 271, posted at 02.06.11 17:34:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 267) : my whole point remains the same… Fred at 12 is unlikely to physically dominate in the tackle, whereas Pat just might.

  • Comment 272, posted at 02.06.11 17:34:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 260) : the way you “heard” ! didn’t you watch :shock: :twisted:

  • Comment 273, posted at 02.06.11 17:34:45 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 262) : nope Rob he was meant to be with the 7′s but was called to the Bok under19

    they played in PE recently

  • Comment 274, posted at 02.06.11 17:35:04 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 270) : good thing you said reverse turbo, and not turbo reverse…. or you’d have grant10 bringing up John Smit again :)

  • Comment 275, posted at 02.06.11 17:35:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 266) : Not if we install the advanced growth hormone they used in Star Wars and Avatar…. simple…

  • Comment 276, posted at 02.06.11 17:36:02 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 264) : Frans Steyn ankle tap slowed down Habana, then Freddie caught him from behind and made the tackle. Still Michalak is very fast, as fast as most wings, perhaps not Habs, but close.

  • Comment 277, posted at 02.06.11 17:36:17 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 259) : :lol: well piet is another option at 13

    and piet is a strong bugger too

  • Comment 278, posted at 02.06.11 17:36:46 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 265) : yes, his full name is Sibusiso meaning a blessing…Sbura is his nick from Queens College

  • Comment 279, posted at 02.06.11 17:37:16 by Megatron Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 272) : from the old news “, the Bulls came close to hitting the front when Bryan Habana intercepted a pass from Francois Steyn. Michalak, however, slowed him down with an ankle tap and Steyn made a try-saving tackle.”

    so the Freddie’s touch was sufficient. :mrgreen:

    I agree with you – Freddie is not physically imposing, his forte is attack – so he needs defensively strong players around him.

  • Comment 280, posted at 02.06.11 17:37:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 269) : Doing well Rob, and yourself?

  • Comment 281, posted at 02.06.11 17:38:07 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • so Mega… is the new avatar actually you? I feel like we’re making progress at last :)

  • Comment 282, posted at 02.06.11 17:38:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 264) : I was sitting right behind the incident. I wish Supersport did not have problems, because that was one of my best memories. All I remember is Freddie running from the centre of the field and ankle tapping Habana. It was quite amazing because he had to run in an angle just to catch him.

  • Comment 283, posted at 02.06.11 17:38:29 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 261) : Subaru Impreza then? :)

  • Comment 284, posted at 02.06.11 17:38:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 276) : Too many negative side effects :wink:

  • Comment 285, posted at 02.06.11 17:38:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 275) : delete this post re smit as no doubt grant will have a field day :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 286, posted at 02.06.11 17:38:46 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 277) : other way round ;-)

  • Comment 287, posted at 02.06.11 17:38:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 278) : Piet is currently out with a knee problem, though

  • Comment 288, posted at 02.06.11 17:39:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 254) : you should see his dad :D probably 1.95m, big guns too…

  • Comment 289, posted at 02.06.11 17:39:54 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 281) : I am idling this week, but hoping for some good news next week to really kick-start things again!

  • Comment 290, posted at 02.06.11 17:40:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • :-)

  • Comment 291, posted at 02.06.11 17:40:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 282) : yes it’s me :razz:

  • Comment 292, posted at 02.06.11 17:40:57 by Megatron Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 286) : Why bother, Grant10 is just like 50% of the posters here that just go on and on and on and on and on about how Smit can not play prop.

  • Comment 293, posted at 02.06.11 17:41:11 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 279) : I like that name. My son’s name mean’s something very similar.

  • Comment 294, posted at 02.06.11 17:41:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 279) : Dude! Zat you? There… You see… MUCH better! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 295, posted at 02.06.11 17:41:43 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 291) : what you on about “yellow”

  • Comment 296, posted at 02.06.11 17:41:47 by Megatron Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 278) : What team does Bernado Botha play? He impressed me playing in London and Scotland. He was consistent too.

  • Comment 297, posted at 02.06.11 17:42:25 by Mocho Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 290) : Sweet, just getting ready to head down to Hampton Virginia for a regatta this weekend. Weather is looking good for a change too. :lol:

  • Comment 298, posted at 02.06.11 17:42:31 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 285) : Long time no chat, howzit DB?

  • Comment 299, posted at 02.06.11 17:42:51 by Ben Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 296) : must be the light ;-)

  • Comment 300, posted at 02.06.11 17:42:54 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 299) : Good Ben, how have you been?

  • Comment 301, posted at 02.06.11 17:43:49 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 300) : hehehe must be :lol:

  • Comment 302, posted at 02.06.11 17:45:02 by Megatron Reply

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 246) : sounds like recipe :lol:

  • Comment 303, posted at 02.06.11 17:45:11 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 296) : You’re looking far too studious… Next one should have you grinning at the camera… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 304, posted at 02.06.11 17:45:29 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 293) : :lol: true

  • Comment 305, posted at 02.06.11 17:45:51 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 298) : very nice…. hope the winds does what you want it to :)

  • Comment 306, posted at 02.06.11 17:46:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 292) : hey – we have the same hair style

  • Comment 307, posted at 02.06.11 17:46:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 297) : not sure but it aint the Sharks

    Jordaan and Sithole the only 2 sharks in the 7′s squad

  • Comment 308, posted at 02.06.11 17:46:55 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 302) : eish wena mpandhlane

  • Comment 309, posted at 02.06.11 17:47:37 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 297) : contracted to SA Sevens, isn’t he? Wasn’t he previously with the Bulls?

  • Comment 310, posted at 02.06.11 17:48:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • Dudes, dudettes and the recently revealed Mr M Tron… I am outta here for a while… it’s bloody freezing in my office and I need to feed my face… Catch you all laters when I am tucked up and warm in bed… After Boots n All, which I hope won’t be delayed by Roland Garros this week… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 311, posted at 02.06.11 17:48:04 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 305) : This thread was ridiculous in this respect. Which is why I did not post until much later in the thread. Honestly getting quite sick and tired of reading this every single time Smit is asked to play prop.

  • Comment 312, posted at 02.06.11 17:48:44 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 289) : lol well im impressed with the lad , reckon he gonna make a big name at the Sharks

  • Comment 313, posted at 02.06.11 17:48:46 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 301) : Been doing good thanks. Internet here is so slow this time of the day, which really sucks because be the time I’ve actually responded to a comment, 10 others have been made already!

  • Comment 314, posted at 02.06.11 17:49:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 308) : erm herm… Lubabalo Tera Mtembu?

  • Comment 315, posted at 02.06.11 17:50:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 312) : I hear ya mate

    I dont like player bashing either , they dont choose themselves , one thing i do like here is we also dont call our non white players at the sharks quota’s , they all there on form

  • Comment 316, posted at 02.06.11 17:50:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 306) : Looking good for now, humidity has broken, temperatures are down somewhat, matching the water temperature and winds are forecast from the NW at 10-15 knots, just right. With water and air the same temperature, we should not get a thermal breeze battling the gradient. I expect a beautiful weekend, temps in the mid 20s and a nice crisp breeze.

  • Comment 317, posted at 02.06.11 17:50:54 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 304) : um, as if your avatar has you breaking out in a smile Shazzy? :D

  • Comment 318, posted at 02.06.11 17:51:39 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 314) : :lol: I am having the same problem today, hard to keep up.

  • Comment 319, posted at 02.06.11 17:51:39 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 310) : Ok I found out. He plays for the Lions. No offence Mega. Bernado impressed me more than your cousin.

  • Comment 320, posted at 02.06.11 17:52:01 by Mocho Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 315) : ahh ok to be honest i didnt know he was a sharkie

    damn we got some good ones comming through

  • Comment 321, posted at 02.06.11 17:52:03 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 318) : :lol:

  • Comment 322, posted at 02.06.11 17:53:10 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 316) : Player bashing is bad, but John Smit? He has done so much for Sharks and SA Rugby, he does not pick himself, I am sure he would rather play hooker as well, but bottom line is he is not nearly as bad at prop as so many would like to make out.

  • Comment 323, posted at 02.06.11 17:53:20 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 307) :hehehe i see

    @sharks_lover (Comment 309) : no mpandla here just a clean cut haistyle :D

  • Comment 324, posted at 02.06.11 17:53:24 by Megatron Reply

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  • Gonna grab some lunch, catch up later.

  • Comment 325, posted at 02.06.11 17:54:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 319) : Very hard. So at least we disagree on something, I don’t rate JS as a prop but that doesn’t mean I’m bashing him, I just want to see him play at hooker. ;)

  • Comment 326, posted at 02.06.11 17:55:43 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 323) : i think the question is not whether he is good or bad. he is good. but is he the best what a given team has in this position.

  • Comment 327, posted at 02.06.11 17:56:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Mocho (Comment 320) : no need to apologise to me, it’s your opinion :D

  • Comment 328, posted at 02.06.11 17:56:41 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 319) : threads tend to get slow when they go past 300 comments…

    Or rather, browsers lose the ability to render such big pages fast.

    Victims of our own success

  • Comment 329, posted at 02.06.11 17:56:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 324) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 330, posted at 02.06.11 18:02:47 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 326) : I want to see him play hooker as well, but not necessarily to see him at 2, but rather because Bissie has been completely overplayed this season. Even when Smit is on the bench, Bissie plays 75 to 80 minutes and Smit comes on for a prop. Bissie needs a break. With the front row resources the Sharks have, Plum could have rotated his front row, giving Smit time at both prop and hooker and resting Bissie from time to time. The only time Smit has played hooker was when Bissie was hurt. I have no problem with Smit at prop, assuming the front row is managed correctly.

  • Comment 331, posted at 02.06.11 18:06:28 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 327) : See my last post regarding rotation of the front row. Smit does not have to be better than Beast to be rotated with him at LH. Why Bissie plays 80 minutes in every match he is not hurt is beyond me.

  • Comment 332, posted at 02.06.11 18:07:37 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 331) : Even though our scrums tend to struggle when JS is playing prop?

  • Comment 333, posted at 02.06.11 18:10:20 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 332) : it’s simple. Plum’s man-management skills are poor, hence he has never actually had the sit-down with Bissie to explain how he will be managed. Bissie clearly wants to play all the time and Plum hasn’t seen fit to be the grownup in the relationship and set the boundaries.

    Bismarck is actually a pretty lekker oke…. I don’t think he’d throw his toys if Plum were to have a reasonable chat with him about it.

  • Comment 334, posted at 02.06.11 18:10:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 329) : I think it is more on my end Rob. Only time I have consistent problems with Sharksworld is with my older laptop. That is being replaced with a tablet anyway.

  • Comment 335, posted at 02.06.11 18:11:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 333) : I don’t think our scrums struggle any more with Smit at prop as with anyone else at prop. I think it is perception, we hear so much that Smit is a poor prop that people watch him in the scrums much more than anyone else.

  • Comment 336, posted at 02.06.11 18:12:53 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 333) : I’ve now got the Sharks-Tahs game on my Mac in glorious high def. Gonna watch it on the train and analyse every scrum :)

  • Comment 337, posted at 02.06.11 18:13:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 334) : I have no doubt that Bissie would understand, assuming Plum had the wherewithal to have an adult conversation with Bissie. Bissie knows he is first choice starting next season, without a doubt, so how hard can it be to convince him to take some breaks.

  • Comment 338, posted at 02.06.11 18:14:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 335) : I’m seriously resisting the urge to paginate the comments… They did/do that on Keo and I find it incredibly irritating to say the least

  • Comment 339, posted at 02.06.11 18:14:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 338) : Not only that, but by not resting Bissie now, we are at a huge risk of losing him for the RWC. I just don’t get Plum’s blind spot when it comes to man management.

  • Comment 340, posted at 02.06.11 18:15:37 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 338) : it’s a World Cup year, FFS… Bissie knows he’s going to be in that 22 come hell or high water anyway. He doesn’t really have anything more to prove that requires him to start every game at 2

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  • @robdylan (Comment 337) : Aha, let us know what you think. ;)

  • Comment 342, posted at 02.06.11 18:16:25 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 340) : Plum is stuck in about 1993, I reckon.

    He doesn’t believe in websites, for one thing.

  • Comment 343, posted at 02.06.11 18:16:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 339) : I wouldn’t bother Rob. With a decent PC, it is no problem at all, even with over 300 posts.

  • Comment 344, posted at 02.06.11 18:16:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 339) : I agree, will sacrifice the page load so that I can refer to people’s replies to other people easily. Know what I mean? That was a lot harder to explain than I thought.

  • Comment 345, posted at 02.06.11 18:17:13 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 345) : it would’ve been if I didn’t understand EXACTLY what you meant to begin with :)

  • Comment 346, posted at 02.06.11 18:19:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 343) : I always thought Plum was an innovative thinker, I am starting to doubt that analysis now. I hate bashing him, but……….

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  • My pages load quick quick. No problems.

    Just in case anybody was wondering. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 348, posted at 02.06.11 18:19:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 347) : I seem to vacillate… bash him in super Rugby, love him in the Currie Cup :)

  • Comment 349, posted at 02.06.11 18:19:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 342) : i’ll be in jozi next saturday and am thinking of going to the Coke Tin, when are the Sharks playing Lions?

  • Comment 350, posted at 02.06.11 18:19:54 by Megatron Reply

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  • Getting back to Smit at prop, he isn’t that bad, he just needs a good scrummaging lock behind him, like when he has Bakkies behind him, he holds his own very well. Whether he will ever dominate a front row is debatable, but as long as he can provide clean ball, thats all you need.

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 336) : I don’t know about that one DB, I do think our scrums struggle a bit. But I’m with you with the Rotation thing. You know how I feel about Plum and his rotation methods or lack of should I say.

  • Comment 352, posted at 02.06.11 18:20:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 346) : phew :smile:

  • Comment 353, posted at 02.06.11 18:23:42 by molly Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 350) : Next Saturday alright.

  • Comment 354, posted at 02.06.11 18:24:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 352) : I have seen our scrums struggle without Smit on the field, and sometimes with him on the field. I don’t think he is the contributing factor. A lot of it has to do with Bissie losing concentration in the set pieces, in my opinion, he does tend to be a bit of a hot head.

  • Comment 355, posted at 02.06.11 18:26:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @ Ben I thought so! Just don’t know how to make the sarcastic face on my BB :evil:

  • Comment 356, posted at 02.06.11 18:45:37 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 355) : Okay cool, would you play Smit at tighthead? For me its a big no no that. Loosehead is about brute strength where Tighthead is more about the technique, and you don’t catch up that over night.

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 356) : Huh??

  • Comment 358, posted at 02.06.11 18:51:36 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 357) : Smit played loosehead at school. I never thought he was as bad as everyone else said at tighthead though. Remember he did destroy the B&I Lions in the scrums when he was at TH. He was poor at TH when Bakkies was not packing down behind him. Bakkies is a superb scrumming tight lock.

  • Comment 359, posted at 02.06.11 18:56:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • I would have had Adi start at outside center with Freddie at inside centre. Leave Stefan and Meyer on the bench.

    Think this is going to be a huge battle. We also have altitude to battle against.

  • Comment 360, posted at 02.06.11 19:03:50 by Puma Reply

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  • Also would have had John start at hooker this week and Beast start.

  • Comment 361, posted at 02.06.11 19:06:01 by Puma Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 359) : Do you think it could be a case of JS struggling at LH when Ali scrums behind him?

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  • @robdylan (Comment 349) : Rob, Is this game on in the UK? I am now in Scotland, but can’t see anything on with the S15 games.

  • Comment 363, posted at 02.06.11 19:09:13 by Puma Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 350) : Will you support the Sharks Transie? :razz: :smile:

  • Comment 364, posted at 02.06.11 19:10:32 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 361) : hi puma! :D how was your vacation ou toppie?

  • Comment 365, posted at 02.06.11 19:10:37 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 365) : I am still on vacation young chap……hehehehehe.

    Having a absolute jol buddy. Still in Scotland until Monday then fly to London fore a few days. Will be back in SA late next week.

  • Comment 366, posted at 02.06.11 19:11:59 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 364) : do you want me to get hijacked in doornfontein? ;)

  • Comment 367, posted at 02.06.11 19:12:01 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 367) : hahahahaha. Nah, there are more Sharks supporters up there….hehehe. Check when you go to the Coke Tin. There will be more Sharks supporters. So many live and work up there.

  • Comment 368, posted at 02.06.11 19:13:18 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 366) : oh, you couldn’t stay away from the window :D enjoy jockland…it’s freezing down here, my sister tells me jo’burg is uber cold!

  • Comment 369, posted at 02.06.11 19:14:18 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 366) : fore = for

  • Comment 370, posted at 02.06.11 19:14:23 by Puma Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 369) : Only turned on a pc on Tuesday to catch up on the rugby. Have not seen one game since I left 4 weeks back.

    Is that you in the picture bud?

  • Comment 371, posted at 02.06.11 19:15:37 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 368) : will see…anyway enjoy the rest of your vac…out to finish my circuit… :D

  • Comment 372, posted at 02.06.11 19:16:14 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 371) : yeah it’s me…out for now.

  • Comment 373, posted at 02.06.11 19:17:14 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 373) : Now I know who I am speaking with. Cheers buddy. Good to catch up.

  • Comment 374, posted at 02.06.11 19:18:38 by Puma Reply

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  • Okay the last thread that got 300 plus comments was a little suspect……. Do i need to check this thread? :wink:

  • Comment 375, posted at 02.06.11 19:22:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hey guys great news! MeisieKind got voted number 98 in FHM top 100. Haha

  • Comment 376, posted at 02.06.11 19:35:53 by Mocho Reply

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  • @Ben I knew he was referring to Bissie – I was being sarcastic in my post

  • Comment 377, posted at 02.06.11 19:48:13 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 7) : don’t start you’ll come 2nd on SW :evil:

  • Comment 378, posted at 02.06.11 19:51:38 by chaz Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 14) : :lol:

  • Comment 379, posted at 02.06.11 19:53:49 by chaz Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 28) : @Pokkel (Comment 22) :

    eish Pokkel you might just eat your words for supper my friend

  • Comment 380, posted at 02.06.11 19:57:43 by chaz Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 354) : gee i wish i could see the new troll face when and if we win the snoils

    FAITH :mrgreen:

  • Comment 381, posted at 02.06.11 20:00:31 by chaz Reply

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  • @waje (Comment 113) : agree, that’s why Plum picked a strong pack. Beast can always come on in the second half. Pity Odwa is injured, would have been an option at 15.

  • Comment 382, posted at 02.06.11 20:12:48 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 381) : hahahaha

  • Comment 383, posted at 02.06.11 20:44:21 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 383) : Hey Megatron, I see Pote Human is on his way to the Griquas. He brings back memories of a time in the late 80s when an EP vs Natal match could go either way.

  • Comment 384, posted at 02.06.11 20:56:31 by beet Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 384) : yeah, the good ol’ days…

  • Comment 385, posted at 02.06.11 20:58:33 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 377) : Haha oh I see, sorry had no idea which comment you were referring to. Forgot about earlier. ;)

  • Comment 386, posted at 02.06.11 22:02:16 by Ben Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 182) : John has started 2 games at hooker this season. Bismarck has started all the rest… draw your own conclusions…

    To be honest, i reckon you need to get over the “favourite player” mentality a little and start supporting the team as a whole….

  • Comment 387, posted at 02.06.11 23:56:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 387) : Hey Rob, we need to get an “I Like” smiley for comments we agree with. :)

  • Comment 388, posted at 03.06.11 05:54:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 387) : forget what you ‘reckon’, let shawty back her guy if she wants! There’s no preferred way to support a team, bissy is the wayne rooney of hookers – not perfect but can be counted among the world’s best and has a short temper!

    Go Shawty!

  • Comment 389, posted at 03.06.11 06:11:32 by Megatron Reply

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  • if john has only started 2 games @ hooker this season – how many minutes has he played as a sub? – then how can he go to the world cup as a hooker?

    Has he had ‘enough’ gametime to improve on his putrid performances in last year’s tri-nations where the excuse was he’d been made to gain weight?

  • Comment 390, posted at 03.06.11 06:15:10 by Megatron Reply

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  • News paper article here quoted Plum saying this weekends game will be as tough as test rugby and that’s the way they will approach it. There are so many aspects to cover as the Cheetahs are playing well especially when they get turnover ball. My opinion is give the midfield pair of JLP and Adi a chance. Their defence should be much better than the current pair and JLP will bring the element of a second kicker on the field, something the Sharks is short of at the moment.With that said my team would be as follows:
    1. Beast
    2. John Smit
    3. Eugene van Staden
    4. Steven Sykes
    5. Gerhard Mostert
    6. Keegan Daniel
    7. Willem Alberts
    8. Ryan Kankowski
    9. Charl McLeod
    10. Patrick Lambie
    11. Lwazi Mvovo
    12. Jaqcues Louis Potgieter
    13. Adi Jacobs
    14. JP Pietersen
    15. Louis Ludik

    Replacements
    16. Bismarck
    17. Wiehahn Herbst
    18. Alistair Hargreaves
    19. Jacques Botes
    20. Frederic Michalak
    21. Meyer Bosman
    22. Stefan Tereblance

  • Comment 391, posted at 03.06.11 06:48:42 by Pta Shark Reply

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  • I’m scared of the Ebersohn brothers. Hope there’s a plan to disrupt Sias as he plays a big part in the Cheetahs’ game plan with his crisp pass, up and unders, chips, grubbers, reading of the game etc. His tackling isn’t the best and that’s where we must attack.

  • Comment 392, posted at 03.06.11 06:53:01 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 332) : i see your point – i just would prefer the rotation against the lions and not cheetahs and perhaps not that late in the season. we have only 3 games to go in round robin and all are very important.

  • Comment 393, posted at 03.06.11 07:06:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • I agree, they are so important that we need to win them, one slip and we are out of it hence my choice of the new center pairing. My thinking is that they will have to prove themselves and thus give 125% which could spark a better allround performance. The backline has been struggling and we need someone to give them spark that will set them alight.

  • Comment 394, posted at 03.06.11 07:13:23 by Pta Shark Reply

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  • Good centres make good teams. this is proving true this Super Rugby. Butch joins up with Doppies and suddenly the Lions are looking good on tour. Wynand Olivier found his mojo and now the Bulls are back to their best. The Stormers were always in contention packed with four class centres.

    If PDV learnt something from Super Rugby is that a lot of success can be put down to the quality of your centres.

  • Comment 395, posted at 03.06.11 07:54:15 by Mocho Reply

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  • Heres a thought… The England Saxons have announced their team for the Churchill cup, and Brad Barritt wasnt in it. This would imply that a) hes about to get a senior call up or b) he is not in Englands plans as an international player. If the latter is the case, might he not be lured back to the Sharks sometime in the future. It could solve a major headache.

  • Comment 396, posted at 03.06.11 08:03:24 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 396) : as young as he is, you reckon he would leave all the money in England just to play for the sharks when he doesn’t even qualify for the Boks? :roll:

  • Comment 397, posted at 03.06.11 08:43:46 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 396) :
    Or C) he has an injury – which I read somewhere is the case.

  • Comment 398, posted at 03.06.11 08:50:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • If any Sharks fan won the R90 Million Powerball, please help your team and go buy De Jong…Pretty Please!

  • Comment 399, posted at 03.06.11 08:55:12 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @Pta Shark (Comment 391) : How I would like to see JLP get a proper chance at 12. I really think he could do well for us there.

  • Comment 400, posted at 03.06.11 08:57:13 by Viking Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 399) : Here is a thought. What about this Kyle Brown captain of the sevens. Not sure if he is contracted to any union but I reckon with his size and speed he could make a great 12/13. If I am correct he has played wing in the past but he could make a good centre. Those sevens skills really teach guys how to run through the gap instead of through the opposite player.

  • Comment 401, posted at 03.06.11 08:59:49 by Viking Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 185) : Only short term…just to get Bosman outta the team. Also when would not have to make that move if Joubert would stop being Lazy and come and Play. Also having Freddy flair and Lambie distribution, it would give someone like Jacobs so much space at 13 to create chances for Mvovo/JPP and Ndungane out wide. Would have loved to see Joubert at 12 and Jacobs 13, but it looks like Joubert will only rock up later.

  • Comment 402, posted at 03.06.11 09:33:57 by JJR Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 401) : And in sevens your tackling as to be up to scratch as there is no place to hide.

  • Comment 403, posted at 03.06.11 10:39:13 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • And can some one tell the Sharks management to look into getting Cecil Afrika?

  • Comment 404, posted at 03.06.11 10:41:45 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 396) : or the fourth option is that he’s just had surgery to repair a hernia… In fact, that’s not an option, it’s the truth.

    Best not to assume too much mate. Checking facts is better :)

  • Comment 405, posted at 03.06.11 10:43:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 404) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 406, posted at 03.06.11 10:44:50 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 401) : ummm – the gaps on the field in sevens are generally a lot bigger? Cos there are less players on the field?

    Sevens is a useful way to develop some ball skills, IMO, but there’s a reason that guys who are struggling to make it in 15s chose to play 7s instead. It’s quite unusual for a 7s specialist to suddenly turn into a hero in the 15-man game.

  • Comment 407, posted at 03.06.11 10:45:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 405) : some of us are not so well connected to dig it out ;-)

  • Comment 408, posted at 03.06.11 10:47:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 405) : Thats the third option.

  • Comment 409, posted at 03.06.11 10:52:08 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 407) : Christian Cullen was relatively successfull?

    If we took sevens more seriously we could field a simply unbelievable team.
    Jean de Villiers, Jaque Fourie, Fourie du Preez etc

  • Comment 410, posted at 03.06.11 10:54:42 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 409) : oh shit… so I can’t count :)

  • Comment 411, posted at 03.06.11 10:55:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 410) : hang on… you’re saying we should take those guys out of Super Rugby and let them rather play 7s?

    Are you actually high today? :)

  • Comment 412, posted at 03.06.11 10:56:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 412) : No LOL not saying we should do it. But if we wanted to dominate sevens completely, we could! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 413, posted at 03.06.11 11:01:55 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 412) : Hang on, if we take all the stars out of the Stormers and bulls team maybe the Sharks would get a result in Superrugby ?

    Lets Do It ! :twisted:

  • Comment 414, posted at 03.06.11 11:03:11 by Original Pierre Reply
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