Richard Ferguson

SW Awards – Hooker


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby on 24 Jun 2011 at 10:50
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It’s that time of the year when all sorts of awards and prizes get handed to players who have performed well in the Super Rugby tournament. Here at Sharksworld, we tend to do things a little differently, rewarding those players that performed well, performed poorly as well as rewarding them for those idiotic moments.

Next in our series of SW Awards we will be looking at the performances of the hookers in the tournament. Let’s have a look at our categories:

Player of the Tournament: The nominees for best hooker of the season are as follow: 1. Bismarck du Plessis for his strong performances at the Sharks this season, with his form peaking at the right part of the season. 2. Corey Flynn for being the anchor in the Crusaders front row all season long. 3. Deon Fourie for his abrasive playing style and his magnificent running on the wings. 4. Keven Mealamu for proving that it doesn’t matter if you have been in the game for a while, he seems to keep coming back better every year. 5. Tatafu Polota-Nau for being in fantastic form at the Waratahs, and even after his injury came back strong as ever.

South African hooker of the Tournament: The nominees for South African hooker for the year are: 1. Bismarck du Plessis from the Sharks, 2. Deon Fourie from the Stormers, 3. Chiliboy Ralapelle from the Bulls and 4. Adriaan Strauss from the Cheetahs.

Most promising hooker of the tournament: There are a few young and promising hookers from the tournament: 1. Saia Faingaa from the Reds, 2. Bandise Maku from the Lions and as mentioned above, 3. Chiliboy Ralapelle from the Bulls.

The Andy Goode Worst Purchase award goes to the Stormers again, this time for their purchase of Ethienne Reynecke from Saracens. He has made one lonely appearance off the bench and is on his way to Connacht next season. But, in all seriousness, if you have Deon Fourie and Tiaan Liebenberg, why would you want to play Reynecke?

The next award is a very special one, and for this one and only time it will be called the Grant10 award, and this is for the most discussed hooker on the Sharksworld blog, and we have a few nominations: 1. John Smit, for being the worst scrumming hooker in the country. 2. John Smit, for not retiring three years ago. 3. John Smit, for not being able to throw into the line outs or catch a ball. And finally, 4. John Smit, for being the worst captain in rugby history.

Please make your selections in the comments below, and I will gather the necessary information to report back after all the positions have been discussed. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please mail me [email protected]



326 Comments

  • Whahahaha!!!! :lol: Grant10 Award!!! Love it!

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.06.11 10:54:51 by KingRiaan Reply
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  • Stormers never had Liebenberg and they never bought Reynecke, it was a loan agreement.Liebenberg was injured and next in line was 20 yr old Scharra Ntobeni

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.06.11 10:58:02 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 1) : :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.06.11 10:59:56 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 2) :

    Sorry.. it doesnt say loan when you look at the squad..

    My bad..

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.06.11 11:00:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : no worries, wasnt trying to sound like a knuckle, just throwing the correction out there.

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.06.11 11:03:20 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Grant10 Award.

    :mrgreen:
    :mrgreen:

    Excellent. :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.06.11 11:05:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • John Smit must have surely retired years back. Poor guy! It’s actually sad hey.

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.06.11 11:05:40 by TMakutu Reply

     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : That is some quality comedy innit?

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.06.11 11:06:18 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • I wonder who will get Grant10 award :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.06.11 11:06:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @TMakutu (Comment 7) : let’s rename it the “grant10 and TMakutu” award :)

    Welcome to the site…. I’m sure we’ll change your mind about Smitty

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.06.11 11:08:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) :

    Appreciate the correction.. Thanx..

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.06.11 11:11:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Why is not the Epi Tiaone award?

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.06.11 11:13:36 by Mocho Reply

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  • Haha i just remembered Epi Tiaone changed his name to Paddy Power or something for the last world cup. Is he playing this year?

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.06.11 11:14:54 by Mocho Reply

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  • Player of the Tournament: Tatafu Polota-Nau
    South African hooker of the Tournament: Adriaan Strauss
    Most promising hooker of the tournament: Chiliboy Ralapelle
    Grant10 award goes to… Grant10 – John Smit’s most obsessed fan

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.06.11 11:15:07 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : Change my mind…? Haha… Thanks for the warm welcome.
    I went to watch the Sharks vs the Lions during the Tri Africa Tri Series in Newlands. Believe you me, John Smit had a very very bad game that night. That’s when I started seeing that the Bok Captain is seriously looking rusty. That form transformed into the Super 15 form. The guy must just retire. Only Smitty can change my mind about him. If he does what he used to do maybe, which is highly unlikely considering his age…

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.06.11 11:20:32 by TMakutu Reply

     
  • @vanmartin (Comment 14) : agreed!

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.06.11 11:21:03 by TMakutu Reply

     
  • Epi Taone
    Andy Goode
    Kees Lensing
    David Knox
    Steve Meyer
    Yep, we’ve had some truly special imports. :cool:

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.06.11 11:23:28 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 17) : Juan Hernandez…

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.06.11 11:28:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 14) :

    My picks exactly!

    Pardon me if I copy and paste :mrgreen:

    Player of the Tournament: Tatafu Polota-Nau
    South African hooker of the Tournament: Adriaan Strauss
    Most promising hooker of the tournament: Chiliboy Ralapelle
    Grant10 award goes to… Grant10 – John Smit’s most obsessed fan

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.06.11 11:28:39 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Grant 10 award goes to this author who continues to get his facts wrong.

    Ettion Reyneke was on a loan while we only had Deon Fourie and a WPu 19 hooker available.

    But dont let the facts get in the way of a good story.

    As for Sharks….

    best of luck tomorrow.

    At least with your selctions you have given yourselves the best chance.

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.06.11 11:49:23 by grant10 Reply

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  • @Grant it rightfully goes to you, McLoving has already corrected the author and Richard has already apologised. A bit slow this morning what?!

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.06.11 12:00:33 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 20) : I thought he’d already established that he had made a mistake and apologised for it, but why let that stop you from flogging a dead horse, you’ve been doing it for years. :razz:

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.06.11 12:03:02 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • And the “The Northern Hemispshere killed my game award” goes to Gary Botha who returned from the NH being a mere shadow of his former self.

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.06.11 12:05:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • sorry….did not see the correction.

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.06.11 12:05:09 by grant10 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : It took a few years for Sharks management to realize that buying foreign flyhalves wasn’t such a good idea… :roll:

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.06.11 12:08:05 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : I reckon it was the waitresses in the parking lot that killed that oke’s career… :oops:

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.06.11 12:09:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : Yip, if your head ain’t 100% in the game then your game is going to suffer.

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.06.11 12:15:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 27) : which head and which game? :)

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.06.11 12:16:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 25) : I’m on my phone so can’t go and do the research, but I’m pretty sure that the foreign flyhalves helped us to 2 maybe 3 CC trophies, and while Tony Brown may not have helped us to a trophy he sure as hell was good.

    So I don’t think it’s really fair to say foreign flyhalves aren’t a good idea, we’ve had more success than failures with those purchases.

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.06.11 12:19:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : I did not intend that pun at all. :shock:

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.06.11 12:20:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) :

    They showed the 1995 CC Final last night on ESPN Classic. Natal vs WP.

    Man that was a great Natal team.

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.06.11 12:21:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 31) : been watchin all week..had the 1990 centenuary year final,1992 final n 1995 final..wal bartman was a beast though..even plumtree n teichman were beasts..

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.06.11 12:23:11 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 32) :

    I missed the others. :sad:

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.06.11 12:25:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : That incident did introduce a newfound respect for Spies though. Notice I have not said anything bad about Spies since I heard about that. The man has some balls to stand up to a more experienced teammate with regard to respecting marriage vows. Good on ya!

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.06.11 12:25:55 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • I can give you guys my hooker awards opinion but you’ll just go and tell my wife…. :) just joking :oops:

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.06.11 12:28:45 by franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : only 2, by my reckoning. Lacroix in 95 and Fred in 08.

    Lacroix was on the bench and sulking in 96 when Honibal steered us to the win./

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.06.11 12:30:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @TMakutu (Comment 15) :

    Isn’t it called the Neo Series??

    Anyway, is that the same tourney the Stormers have won the last two years running?? :cool: :roll:

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.06.11 12:32:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 34) : you’re up early.

    I’ve always had respect for Pierre Spies the man… I love his principles and the way (I feel) he lives his beliefs.

    Not convinced he’s our best number 8, but that’s a different issue

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.06.11 12:32:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : Didn’t Lacroix play 12? I know he did for France in RWC 1995.

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.06.11 12:33:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : Practicing for tomorrow when I have to be up at 3:30 a.m. to watch the Sharks dismantle the ‘saders! :wink:

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.06.11 12:35:29 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : 100% agreed. Still convinced he should have been a centre or wing.

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.06.11 12:41:18 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 39) : Oh, look at that, 1995 CC Final, Lacroix at 10 and Honiball at 12. I thought it was the other way around that year.

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.06.11 12:41:55 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 39) : He was at 10 for us in 95 and benched in 96

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.06.11 12:42:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • ok, seriously now, this waittress story, has anyone got a link to the arti? Who actually read the arti, or are we working with hearsay here? I’m googling it and finding nothing except a couple comments on SW and SW only.

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.06.11 12:50:59 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : Who did Plum replace in the 1995 finaL? :wink:

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.06.11 12:53:58 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 44) : it’s a rumour that KSA first mentioned… I’m sure he can tell you more about it

  • Comment 46, posted at 24.06.11 13:12:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 45) : wow… good question. Blakeway?

  • Comment 47, posted at 24.06.11 13:13:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Was at the 95 cc final.blakeway wasn’t in the team.loosies were teich,w van heerden and fyvie.but who plum replaced??

  • Comment 48, posted at 24.06.11 13:28:25 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : I already know he can’t find the article in question, just a little worried that everyone is taking it as fact

  • Comment 49, posted at 24.06.11 13:28:58 by molly Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 45) : Atherton??

  • Comment 50, posted at 24.06.11 13:29:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear:in 1995 cc final?? Or 1996 cc final?

  • Comment 51, posted at 24.06.11 13:50:38 by bergshark Reply

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  • @DancingBear: did some research (wiki)and plum is only credited with 2 cc victories as a player -in 1990 and 1996.

  • Comment 52, posted at 24.06.11 13:52:02 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : I read about it “elsewhere” on a blog that I don’t like to mention that I’ve ever looked at. :oops:

    The person who mentioned it also mention that it happened early in the year, and although I don’t get along with that person I know that person to be truthful. The occurence was then corroborated as being read by one or two of the other posters.

    although I didn’t read the article personally I believe those who mentioned it as they are pretty trustworthy.

  • Comment 53, posted at 24.06.11 14:28:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 44) : look further back in google and you will find the other site.

  • Comment 54, posted at 24.06.11 14:30:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) : is this a person that I’m still in touch with?

  • Comment 55, posted at 24.06.11 14:33:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 55) : I THINK we are refering to the same person.

  • Comment 56, posted at 24.06.11 14:43:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : k… thanks :)

  • Comment 57, posted at 24.06.11 14:51:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : SOMEONE is getting divorced… fire where there’s smoke, it seems…

  • Comment 58, posted at 24.06.11 15:00:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sorry guys, meant to say 1996 Final, and he replaced one Wickus van Heerden, notice the c in Wickus, this was Wikus van Heerden’s uncle.

  • Comment 59, posted at 24.06.11 15:08:51 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 59) : poor oke. I forgot about him.

  • Comment 60, posted at 24.06.11 15:14:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : His brother was a helluva lock in the 70s.

  • Comment 61, posted at 24.06.11 15:15:25 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 58) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) :

    FJELN!! :twisted:

  • Comment 62, posted at 24.06.11 15:15:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 59) :

    He was a teacher at my school!

  • Comment 63, posted at 24.06.11 15:19:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 63) : Nice, did you learn anything from him??? :wink:

  • Comment 64, posted at 24.06.11 15:20:51 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 64) :

    He taught me to use my mind and not my mouth..

  • Comment 65, posted at 24.06.11 15:24:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 65) : when is that lesson gonna sink in? :grin:

  • Comment 66, posted at 24.06.11 15:26:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 66) :

    Its taking a while…

  • Comment 67, posted at 24.06.11 15:28:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 65) : Sorry, had to stop my tongue from bleeding, apparently I was biting it! :wink:

  • Comment 68, posted at 24.06.11 15:36:39 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 58) : I gather you are not refering to the guy we both know? :)

  • Comment 69, posted at 24.06.11 16:16:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 62) : Why we did say anything about you? :lol:

  • Comment 70, posted at 24.06.11 16:17:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 63) : Oh yes you are a Toti ruffian. :twisted:

  • Comment 71, posted at 24.06.11 16:18:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 65) : Is this the Van Heerden who got the suspension for biting?

  • Comment 72, posted at 24.06.11 16:19:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Jip,on richard harry.remember him?

  • Comment 73, posted at 24.06.11 16:38:00 by bergshark Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 72) : same one

  • Comment 74, posted at 24.06.11 16:48:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 72) : That’s because his brother played in an era when biting was encouraged. Just not your own teammate if at all possible! :lol:

  • Comment 75, posted at 24.06.11 16:56:37 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 74) :
    @Dancing Bear (Comment 75) :

    Thanks.

  • Comment 76, posted at 24.06.11 17:00:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • the way i remember it was that Harry had van Heerden around the neck and the poor bloke bit him on the hand as the only way he could get loose. There was absolutely no damage at all cos Wickus was wearing a mouthguard, but he still got 18 months while Harry got off scott-free.

    I’ve kind of always loathed the Waratahs after that incident.

  • Comment 77, posted at 24.06.11 17:07:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 77) : It was the start of the SANZAR bias against South Africans, culminating in the Rhodes incident.

  • Comment 78, posted at 24.06.11 17:09:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 78) : damn… now I’m getting worked up.

    Hope we klap those Saders tomorrow so we can go end the Aussie challenge in Brisbane next week.

    Then back to Auckland to win the cup.

  • Comment 79, posted at 24.06.11 17:14:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : Now you’re learning, take the unfair treatment at the hands of the Australasians and use it to get yourself fired up! Hope the Sharks do this. :wink: Although with Plum as coach, that is unlikely. :wink:

  • Comment 80, posted at 24.06.11 17:26:03 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : Just until after the RWC, can we please go back to calling them convicts, shackledraggers and sheepshaggers? Just temporarily, I mean it is kind of like a Southern Hemisphere brotherly love/hate thing isn’t it? :lol:

  • Comment 81, posted at 24.06.11 17:27:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : Actually, I would rather see a final in Cape Town.

  • Comment 82, posted at 24.06.11 17:33:12 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 78) : Fortunately things have changed since then and all the playing fields are level now. :roll:

  • Comment 83, posted at 24.06.11 17:36:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Im really excited for this match..

  • Comment 84, posted at 24.06.11 17:39:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 83) : Since when, the Rhodes incident??? :roll: :razz:

  • Comment 85, posted at 24.06.11 17:39:44 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 82) : really? You wouldn’t prefer a trip from Brisbane to Auckland, knowing the opposition will have to travel back from Cape Town?

  • Comment 86, posted at 24.06.11 17:40:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 84) : Now I just have to decide if I am going to go to sleep, wake at 3:30 a.m. watch the match, then go back to sleep, or just stay up all night. :lol:

  • Comment 87, posted at 24.06.11 17:40:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • One of the worst incidents I saw was when vidiri taking out cabous in auckland-nothing came of that..!vidiri stikk had this huge grin on his face (evil)

  • Comment 88, posted at 24.06.11 17:43:53 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 86) : No, I have two other reasons, first is I think the Stormers will have a hard time beating the Sharks 3 times in one SupeRugby season. Second, I think it would be a huge coup and confidence booster for SA Rugby ahead of the RWC. Two SupeRugby finals competed between South African teams in a row leading into a RWC us huge I think. The fact that three different SA teams made up the two finals is also a huge plus, just showing the depth of talent in the country. This has to be a confidence boost for all the Boks ahead of the RWC.

    So my feelings are not 100% driven by Sharks loyalty, but also a level of loyalty to the Boks in a RWC year.

  • Comment 89, posted at 24.06.11 17:44:45 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Stikk means still..he might still have a grin on his face each time he thinks of that or get together with his auckland mates at reunion and they have a talk of the gool old days when they played rugby (evil)

  • Comment 90, posted at 24.06.11 17:46:22 by bergshark Reply

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  • Stikk means still..he might still have a grin on his face each time he thinks of that or get together with his auckland mates at reunion and they have a talk of the gool old days when they played rugby (angry)

  • Comment 91, posted at 24.06.11 17:46:55 by bergshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 86) : Consider this, if the South African conference only had two decent teams like the Aus conference, for example, replace the Bulls with the Brumbies, and the Sharks will all of a sudden find themselves hosting a semi final, and the Stormers would have topped the log, not the Reds. I have no doubt based on this that the SA conference can definitely boast the two strongest teams, even if the Sharks qualified 6th. The strength of the Bulls, made it much tougher on both the Sharks and Stormers.

  • Comment 92, posted at 24.06.11 17:48:38 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • I have no doubt in my mind that this new SupeRugby format does not provide an accurate ceding for post season play. Sorry, I just don’t see the Reds ending top if they are either in NZ or SA conference. My feeling is that if you look at strength of opposition through the season, that the Stormers and Crusaders should be rated 1 and 2, probably with the Sharks and Reds fighting it out for the 3 and 4 cede. Just my opinion, and remember, both the Sharks and Stormers beat the Blues.

  • Comment 93, posted at 24.06.11 17:52:33 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • And what would have happened if the Sharks has played the Highlanders instead of the Crusaders. The more I think about this, the more I hate this current SupeRugby format. Each team is playing 14 matches in the season, so why not just make it a round robin like the previous SupeRugby seasons have been.

  • Comment 94, posted at 24.06.11 17:56:24 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • The strenght of the sharks and stormers also made it a lot tougher on the bulls.if the bulls hadn’t lost against stormers at loftus,might have been much more interesting sr play-off scenario.

  • Comment 95, posted at 24.06.11 17:58:51 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 94) : exactly!

  • Comment 96, posted at 24.06.11 18:00:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 94) : The problem with the current SupeRugby format is that the season evokes far too many “what if” scenarios. I don’t think anyone in their right mind can look at the final 2011 SupeRugby log and say it is an accurate reflection, and the problem is that now nobody can say, well each team played each other so each team had their chance. Even the spectacular match between the Bulls and Sharks at the season end changes my feeling that the Currie Cup is the place for local derbies, SupeRugby is the opportunity to test the strength of SA Rugby against the other top nations at the provincial level.

  • Comment 97, posted at 24.06.11 18:00:55 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 95) : Oh absolutely, I think it is clear the Bulls deserve a post season spot more than the Waratahs. My ceding would have Blues 5 and Bulls 6.

  • Comment 98, posted at 24.06.11 18:02:47 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 98) : You still here? ;) Sorry for disappearing earlier.

  • Comment 99, posted at 24.06.11 18:06:59 by Ben Reply
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  • So what do you think the odds are that SANZAR looks at this season’s results and comes to the same conclusion we have…….and change the format for next season?

  • Comment 100, posted at 24.06.11 18:08:11 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 99) : Just talking to myself it seems. :lol:

  • Comment 101, posted at 24.06.11 18:09:00 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 100) : No chance.

    As far as I know the comp in it’s current format has been sold to the broadcasters for 3 years. Or maybe 5, not sure.

  • Comment 102, posted at 24.06.11 18:10:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • @DB(comment97):exactly.how about a top ten (sa and kiwis only)?each team plays home and away against each one of the other country’s teams?each team then on tour for 5 games.throw the aussies out..!
    Just kidding,but would be nice if each season you could see bulls vs blues @loftus and @auckland,stormers vs [email protected] and @sydney,etc.but the current speed of passenger planes won’t make that viable option.unless we start flying with super fast passenger jets.making a trip from cp to auckland 5 hrs.

  • Comment 103, posted at 24.06.11 18:11:51 by bergshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 102) : That sucks, because besides the Bulls, the Stormers would have the biggest reason to complain were they to have to travel to play the Reds, since the top spot should rightfully be the Stormers and not the Reds based on schedule strength.

  • Comment 104, posted at 24.06.11 18:12:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 103) : I like it, toss the shackledraggers! :lol:

    One could also do a system where two teams qualify from each country and then play a home and away playoff, or even a home and away round robin with only 6 teams.

  • Comment 105, posted at 24.06.11 18:14:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 100) : Don’t think they will, or let me say this, it depends on how Aus feels and if they are happy with the format, they will keep it the same. One team in the Play-offs and one team on the top off the overall log, my guess is they are pretty happy. :roll:

  • Comment 106, posted at 24.06.11 18:15:06 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 103) : I know our comments about the Aussie teams is tongue in cheek, but honestly it pisses me off that we have to put up with this incredibly flawed system in SupeRugby simply because they are incapable of having a successful domestic provincial competition. Both us and NZ are selling out our history (Currie Cup and NPC) to help out the Aussies because they can’t decide on which football code they want to support.

  • Comment 107, posted at 24.06.11 18:16:44 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 106) : Of course they are happy, they were able to turn back to their criminal roots and steal the top spot from the Stormers! :wink: :razz:

    By the way, my thoughts are the odds are slim to none they will make a change. Pisses me off actually.

  • Comment 108, posted at 24.06.11 18:18:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 104) : Why schedule strength?

  • Comment 109, posted at 24.06.11 18:18:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 104) : Swings and roundabouts I suppose.

    Next year the Stormers won’t be playing the Reds or Crusaders or Blues (based on the fact they played them this year) during the pool stage.

  • Comment 110, posted at 24.06.11 18:19:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 106) : Might I add, one team that tops the log that should not have even been in the top two and another team in the playoffs that did not deserve to be there. Hell yes it was a superb year for the convicts. Crusaders, Stormers and Bulls got hosed the most.

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 108) : That makes two of us.

  • Comment 112, posted at 24.06.11 18:21:20 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 109) : The fact the SA conference had three very strong teams, and each team had to play each other twice, this made it much more difficult to do well in the SA conference than the Aus conference. The Reds had an easy ride within their conference, because even the Waratahs are not playoff material.

  • Comment 113, posted at 24.06.11 18:21:45 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Bissie has played 15 of 16 games for sharks this superrugby ,being on the field for an average of 72mins per game.

  • Comment 114, posted at 24.06.11 18:23:15 by bergshark Reply

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  • To be fair to the Reds, they do deserve top spot.

    They beat the Stormers at Newlands and also beat the Crusaders in Brisbane.

    The Waratahs on the other hand pretty much got handed a play-off spot thanks to the Brumbies.

  • Comment 115, posted at 24.06.11 18:23:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 110) : Yeah, but the Stormers are still gonna have to play 2 matches against the Sharks and Bulls, assuming they are both still strong. Whereas the Reds are playing against the Force, Rebels, Brumbies and Waratahs twice. Sorry mate, doesn’t even out season to season like it did in the past with the home match rotating each season. The Aus conference is always going to be easier pickings than the NZ and SA conferences. Mostly because they do not have the player base to support 5 franchises. Sorry McLovin, I don’t see it getting easier for the Stormers next year, and they deserved to top the log this year.

  • Comment 116, posted at 24.06.11 18:24:22 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 115) : Yeah but the Reds had 6 easy matches, maybe 8 against the Aus oppo, whereas the Stormers only had 4 easy matches against SA opposition. So yes, about the head to head, but I still say the Reds would never have ended with as many points were they either in NZ or SA conference.

  • Comment 117, posted at 24.06.11 18:26:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 113) : Oh I see, no argument about that. Thought you were referring to the teams they didn’t play.

    Just one little fun fact. The Reds beat the Stormers in Cape Town, didn’t they? :)

  • Comment 118, posted at 24.06.11 18:27:38 by Ben Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 115) : Damn, it, I can’t believe I am being the whinging Stormers supporter and you are arguing with me! :lol:

  • Comment 119, posted at 24.06.11 18:27:50 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Upset of the tournament..? Cheetahs beating the waratahs in sydney or cheetahs beating crusaders in bloem?
    Or sharks beating bulls at loftus?

  • Comment 120, posted at 24.06.11 18:29:54 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 116) : Brumbies should be much better next year, and the Waratahs aren’t that bad.

    We have the Lions & Cheetahs in our conference.

    However I do agree that the Aussie conference is the weakest & would much rather they revert to the ‘old’ format where everyone plays everyone.

  • Comment 121, posted at 24.06.11 18:30:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 118) : They also beat the Crusaders, but how much of that as due to the fact both the Stormers and Crusaders were having to work week in and week out for victories, whereas the Reds were being handed victories on a platter. I am sure they were well rested and could really focus on the Stormers and Crusaders match, while those teams had to focus on opposition almost every week.

    Like I said before, there are just too many what ifs after this season in this format, and I don’t like what ifs.

  • Comment 122, posted at 24.06.11 18:30:27 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 116) : Weird that they don’t have the player base to make 5 strong team hey. I mean Aus is as big as SA and NZ combined, if not bigger than that. I guess that can all be put down to Aussie rules and Rugby league.

  • Comment 123, posted at 24.06.11 18:31:08 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 119) : No argument, just playing the devil’s advocate. :twisted:

  • Comment 124, posted at 24.06.11 18:31:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 120) : If you were to go back to pre-season predictions, I don’t think anyone would call the Sharks victory over the Bulls an upset. Perhaps the Bulls victory over the Sharks in Durban was the upset. :wink:

  • Comment 125, posted at 24.06.11 18:31:53 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 120) : Cheetahs klapping the Crusaders. :cool:

  • Comment 126, posted at 24.06.11 18:32:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 122) : I hear you hey. Would also like to see the old format brought back. This format is far tooooooooooooooooo long.

  • Comment 127, posted at 24.06.11 18:33:38 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 123) : Whoa there Ben, Aus does not have anywhere close the population base as South Africa, SA has 20 million more people. Of course New Zealand only has 10% the population of Aus. I think the issue in Australia is that they have Aussie Rules, League, Union, Soccer, etc, to compete with in the footballing codes.

  • Comment 128, posted at 24.06.11 18:33:52 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 123) : AFL & NRL are much bigger than union.

    But that’s their problem, don’t know why we (SA & NZ) have to bend over backwards to accommodate them.

  • Comment 129, posted at 24.06.11 18:35:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 124) : I know McLovin, I just wish we weren’t able to have this discussion. But sorry mate, you will never convince me that the Stormers did not deserve top spot this season.

  • Comment 130, posted at 24.06.11 18:35:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 129) : exactly, hence my point before that it pisses me off that we have to suffer with an imperfect SupeRugby format simply because they can not decide which football code they want to support.

  • Comment 131, posted at 24.06.11 18:36:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 127) : Next season will be even longer as we’ll have a break for the ‘tours’ from the NH.

  • Comment 132, posted at 24.06.11 18:36:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 128) : Unbelievable. We have 20 million people more? Where do we put them all? :)

  • Comment 133, posted at 24.06.11 18:36:40 by Ben Reply
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  • @McLovin: yes,they should develop the game in aus..or ask the irb to help them like they do georgia,moldova and greenland ;-) hehe

  • Comment 134, posted at 24.06.11 18:39:27 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 133) : :lol: Ben you’re messing with a Census professional :wink: I work for the Census Bureau in the US. South Africa Population 50 million, Australia Population 28 million, New Zealand population 4.3 million, all based on 2009 numbers. And oh by the way, SA is increasing at a faster rate, so the gap will continue to grow. :cool:

  • Comment 135, posted at 24.06.11 18:40:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 129) : Yup that’s the big problem they have. Most people born there will more likely go grow up wanting to play there and not Union, that’s why people don’t want to watch their Union. Pisses me off as well that we have to suffer for their sake.

  • Comment 136, posted at 24.06.11 18:40:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @McLovin:we need to get more overseas players back to add to depth in the squads.and/or start backing the youngsters.

  • Comment 137, posted at 24.06.11 18:41:18 by bergshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 132) : Didn’t I hear that the conference matches wold be played during that tour window with weakened teams, in other words the internationals would leave their SupeRugby franchise for the incoming tours, but the franchises would continue to compete within the franchise. Did I miss something?

  • Comment 138, posted at 24.06.11 18:42:00 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 132) : Whaaaaat??? So won’t the Super 15 and Currie Cup clash then?

  • Comment 139, posted at 24.06.11 18:43:04 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 135) : South Africa has the largest player base (registered rugby players) than any other country.

  • Comment 140, posted at 24.06.11 18:43:37 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 138) : So it would be like the Currie Cup. Boks leaving to play tri nations. Have no idea how its going to work.

  • Comment 141, posted at 24.06.11 18:45:06 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 139) : You hadn’t heard? This is the swan song for the Currie Cup, SupeRugby has finally killed off the greatest domestic competition in the world. The entire tournament will be completed in 2 weeks from now on. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 142, posted at 24.06.11 18:45:09 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 139) : Not sure.

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  • Can’t see any Boks being involved in future Currie Cups, unless they’re coming back from injury and need game time.

  • Comment 144, posted at 24.06.11 18:46:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear: heard increase of kiwis leaving their homeland to go to aus(since earth quakes)maybe that will help them.

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  • @bergshark (Comment 145) : But if they leave New Zealand to go to Aus, won’t they miss their sheep? :mrgreen:

    I mean there are 4.3 million people in NZ and 40 million sheep :lol:

  • Comment 146, posted at 24.06.11 18:48:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear(comment 142): not funny (evil)

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 142) : So WP has won the CC. :) ;)

  • Comment 148, posted at 24.06.11 18:49:43 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 147) : True, but comment 146 was pretty funny though. :wink:

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  • @Ben (Comment 148) : Exactly, and as soon as the good folks in the Cape realize this, they will be rioting in the streets to celebrate their long awaited Currie Cup victory. :lol:

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  • Didn’t think I’d ever be able to complain about there being too much Rugby in a year. But seriously this is unfair on the players.

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  • @DB: :-D

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 146) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 150) : :lol: :mrgreen:

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  • DB and Ben… the bromance continues :)

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  • @Ben (Comment 151) : They are playing 16 matches now, and if this was a round robin like they have always done in the past, it would be only 14 matches. It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to increase the playing load in an already packed calendar. Just another reason to be pissed about having to do this for the damn shackledraggers. Just irks the crap out of me.

  • Comment 155, posted at 24.06.11 18:54:30 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 154) : More like an uncle nephew thing :lol:

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  • @DB:how many rugby clubs in annapolis?

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  • @robdylan (Comment 154) : I can’t help it, he is a smart kid, kinda makes me proud. :wink:

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  • @robdylan (Comment 154) : Me and my uncle are chillin. :lol:

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  • @bergshark (Comment 157) : Well there is one “open” club, Severn Rugby Club, but the Naval Academy has both a 7s and 15s program, as Does St. Johns College (a small university in Annapolis). Annapolis is only 30 miles from Washington DC, and there are 4 1st division clubs, and probably about 6 social rugby clubs. Then there is American University, Catholic University, and George Mason University which all have teams.

  • Comment 160, posted at 24.06.11 19:00:34 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 155) : Hard to believe the Aussies have won 2 World Cups and still no real interest in Union. The Aussie people are daft. :)

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  • @bergshark (Comment 157) : Interesting, I have noticed some signs advertising Rugby with the South River Youth Athletic Association, which is a local association in my area, just outside Annapolis. Apparently they have a summer touch rugby program for young kids and a 7s rugby program all the way through U/19. Very cool to find out about, and I have been thinking about getting involved in a coaching capacity.

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  • @Dancing Bear: thanks for the info :-)

  • Comment 163, posted at 24.06.11 19:03:00 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 160) : Which sport came 1st. Rugby or American football? I’d guess rugby.

  • Comment 164, posted at 24.06.11 19:04:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 161) : Like most South Africans, both the Aussies and Kiwis take sport very seriously. I always joke that if there were a balloon blowing contest between SA and NZ there would be 70 thousand people in the stadium and 40 million more watching on television. :lol:

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  • @bergshark (Comment 163) : You are most welcome. :smile:

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  • @Ben (Comment 164) : American Football developed out of Rugby. In fact, the last time that Rugby was played in the Olympics in 1924, the USA won gold, and it was the Stanford University Men’s Football Team that represented the USA. They won in 1920 and 1924, and beat France both times in the final.

  • Comment 167, posted at 24.06.11 19:06:30 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 165) : But one would rather expect this from a country like Japan. Not Aus. But I guess Japan would have more people coming to watch the Rugga. :lol:

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  • @Ben (Comment 164) : I could go on for hours on this subject, I love Rugby/Football history. For example, the Canadian Football League that plays a game very much like American Football, same gear, but only 3 downs instead of 4, and they play on a rugby size field, 100 metres, not 100 yards, and much wider than an American Football field. Also with larger goal areas like Rugby. Until 1955, it was knows as the Canadian Rugby Football League. They only dropped the Rugby in 1956. It is for more useful to compare Rugby League with American Football, then you will find many more similarities and it becomes more clear how Gridiron developed out of Rugby League.

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 167) : Interesting, so the US just said screw it we are going to do our own thing. And Aus soon followed suit. Stubborn buggers.

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  • @Ben (Comment 164) : Terms like Line of Scrimmage in football, came from Rugby (scrummage) or the term touchdown, which came from a time when they actually had to touch the ball down for a try, now they just have to cross the line with the ball. You can still take a drop kick in football any time you want, it is just never used anymore.

  • Comment 171, posted at 24.06.11 19:13:33 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 170) : Americans have always done that. The game was only being played in the US, so they really had no reason to follow international convention. For example, originally, blocking of opposition players was originally only allowed between the ends of the line of scrimmage. This clearly represents a restart from a scrum, just take away the binding and allow the players to essentially block the other forwards from getting to the backs. Then it was opened up, but for example on a forward pass, it is still illegal to block forward of the line of scrimmage until the receiver actually catches the ball. They didn’t just decide one day to come up with what we now know as gridiron, it was an 80 year development from the form of Rugby League they were playing at the time in the US.

  • Comment 172, posted at 24.06.11 19:17:39 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 171) : Serious? Can they take a drop kick? I never knew that. This history stuff is interesting even though it was never my fav subject. :) You are like a walking readers digest. ;)

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  • Instead of being pissed off at the Aussies for getting away with their cunning plan we should really be aiming our anger at SARU.
    How they agreed to this is just unbelievable! :evil:

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  • @Ben (Comment 170) : I’m not sure how much you know about the original split between Rugby Union and League. Or the original codification of the laws of Football where the original split between Rugby and Soccer occurred.

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  • @wpw (Comment 174) : You’re absolutely right, I am pissed at both the SA and NZ partners of SANZAR for agreeing to this, but I’m still gonna stay pissed off at the Aussies and Kiwis until after the RWC, so I will continue to come up with good reasons to be pissed at them! :wink:

  • Comment 176, posted at 24.06.11 19:21:11 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 173) : I have always found it interesting how the laws of the game have evolved, when one looks at the history it becomes clearer why the beautiful game we all love is played the way it is.

  • Comment 177, posted at 24.06.11 19:22:27 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 172) : This is very interesting. I’ve learnt something new today. ;) When and how did they decide to have 3 different teams in one? Offence, defence and special team?

  • Comment 178, posted at 24.06.11 19:23:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 175) : All I know is a guy picked up a soccer ball and started running with it. This happened in a town called Rugby in England. :lol:

  • Comment 179, posted at 24.06.11 19:26:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 174) : Great point you make there Wes. They are all of bunch off kiss asses! :)

  • Comment 180, posted at 24.06.11 19:28:51 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 178) : When they decided to have unlimited substitutions like the Aussies now want for Union.

  • Comment 181, posted at 24.06.11 19:29:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 179) : William Webb Ellis at Rugby School in England. At that time though there were no accepted laws of football, so whenever one school would play another they would have to decide which teams laws they would compete under. They eventually decided to have a conference to codify the laws of football, there were two factions at the conference those that wanted to allow carrying of the ball and hacking (kicking at the opponents ankles to either trip them or take the ball away). The other faction wanted a game with no use of hands and no intentional contact between players. The two factions could not agree so the conference split up and developed two codes of Football, the code of Football laws and the code of Rugby Football laws.

  • Comment 182, posted at 24.06.11 19:33:03 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 182) : Are you on google??? :) ;)

  • Comment 183, posted at 24.06.11 19:35:37 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 182) : So who was William Webb Ellis in this story. A player or a member from the panel?

  • Comment 184, posted at 24.06.11 19:37:44 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 182) : Another question. When and why did they decide to use a oval shaped ball?

  • Comment 185, posted at 24.06.11 19:40:10 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 184) : :lol: no google, just stuff I have learned before. William Webb Ellis was the player who supposedly picked up the ball at the Rugby School and ran it into goal. The RWC trophy is the William Webb Ellis trophy.

  • Comment 186, posted at 24.06.11 19:40:52 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 185) : None of the balls back then were perfectly round, clearly soccer wanted a round ball to keep their game clean while Rugby just continued with odd shaped balls, eventually settling on the oval since it added some challenge to a game made easier by the use of the hands.

  • Comment 187, posted at 24.06.11 19:42:44 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 186) : Hehe yes I know the WC is called the William Webb Ellis trophy. I’m not that miss informed. :) ;)

  • Comment 188, posted at 24.06.11 19:43:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 188) : ;-)

  • Comment 189, posted at 24.06.11 19:44:39 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • The split between Rugby Union and Rugby League came later. It was a battle over professionalism. The northern clubs in England were based around factories, with factory workers playing the game, while the southern clubs were based around schools and universities. The northern clubs wanted to pay their players their factory salary for time they missed to play rugby. This was not an issue for the southern clubs so they were against any form of payment. This led to the split between Union and League with League taking a professional stance and Union remaining amateur until 1996.

  • Comment 190, posted at 24.06.11 19:47:25 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 187) : So was the school or the town called Rugby? Or both?

  • Comment 191, posted at 24.06.11 19:49:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 191) : It was the Rugby School, not sure what the town was named, could have been Rugby.

  • Comment 192, posted at 24.06.11 19:50:36 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 192) : Rugby School is in Warwickshire.

  • Comment 193, posted at 24.06.11 19:51:48 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 190) : I’ve never watched league. What’s all the differences between League and Union?

  • Comment 194, posted at 24.06.11 19:52:30 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 193) : Thanks. Always thought the Town was called Rugby.

  • Comment 195, posted at 24.06.11 19:54:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 94) : Absolutely agree with you DB. I feel exactly the way you do about this new format.

    We should just have kept the old one going. It worked well. Everyteam should be playing each other once. Now we all have missed playing two teams along the way. If everyteam had played each other once I wonder how it would have ended?

    Also agree with you that the SA and NZ conference is far tougher than the Aussie one. My feeling this year the Saffa conference was the toughest. To play the Bulls and Stormers twice is bloody hard. Vice versa for them against us.

    Now with the play offs which is a quarter final really, it makes for some teams to play a extra game. While the teams that have earned a semi get rested. They do deserve it for getting a semi. But not fair for the play off teams to travel either and playing a extra game.

    This whole format is totally flawed. Bring back the old one. It worked well. All S15 teams just need to play each other once far fairer I think. This conference thing should be dropped. I don’t like it at all.

  • Comment 196, posted at 24.06.11 19:55:10 by Puma Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 194) : Primary difference is that play does not continue after a tackle, like American Football it stops when a player is tackled. There are no rucks and mauls. Each team has 8 chances to score or kick the ball away, a new chance starts after each tackle. There are 13 players, no flankers in the scrums although the scrums are completely uncontested. No lineouts, going into touch is like a tackle, you lose that chance, but if you have more chances remaining you retain the ball, also like American Football. That is most of the differences.

  • Comment 197, posted at 24.06.11 19:56:51 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Just to let u guys know, u’re not alone, even if we not saying anything we enjoy the Q’s and the A’s….

  • Comment 198, posted at 24.06.11 19:57:01 by franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 193) : I actually know for a fact that I read it somewhere.

  • Comment 199, posted at 24.06.11 19:57:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 196) : I am with you on every one of those points you made. We don’t need SupeRugby to boost our already healthy domestic game, it is an opportunity for those players just short of Bok selection to play international opposition. SARU should really re-focus on this goal, and stop trying to please the Aussies.

  • Comment 200, posted at 24.06.11 19:59:35 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 198) : Hehe Franna feel free to join. We don’t mean to take over. ;)

  • Comment 201, posted at 24.06.11 19:59:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 198) : Good to hear. :smile:

  • Comment 202, posted at 24.06.11 20:00:58 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 201) : no no, I like, happy to read, a bid ancious about tomorrow…

  • Comment 203, posted at 24.06.11 20:01:29 by franshark Reply
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  • If SANZAR continues on the path they have chosen, we may as well just start giving the Currie Cup to the winner of the Vodacom Cup Competition. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 204, posted at 24.06.11 20:02:51 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 197) : Oh yes, now I remember. Sounds like Rugby Union was the dad, American football the mom. And their they named their child Rugby League! :) :lol:

  • Comment 205, posted at 24.06.11 20:02:56 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 203) : I know, me too, I am doing three things at once, and none successfully, :lol: typing on here, trying to clean my house and wash some clothes. Eish, I’m afraid tonight will be an all nighter for me.

  • Comment 206, posted at 24.06.11 20:04:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 204) : Hehe that’s no joke! :) ;)

  • Comment 207, posted at 24.06.11 20:05:25 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 205) : Well, League really split off first, and then American Football developed from League. The stop of play at the tackle was a League innovation that Gridiron retained as they did with retention of your own ball even when going into touch. I have a theory about the forward pass actually being developed from a punt in American Football, but have nothing factual to back it up.

  • Comment 208, posted at 24.06.11 20:07:03 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 206) : What time is the game in your time?

  • Comment 209, posted at 24.06.11 20:07:43 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 201) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 206) : I think I did overdo the sledging(good sledging) a bid to much this week… Puts I bid more presure on tomorrows game than normal… It started with all the fun of of last weekend…

  • Comment 210, posted at 24.06.11 20:08:16 by franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 209) : 3:30 a.m. Yikes! :wink:

  • Comment 211, posted at 24.06.11 20:09:26 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 208) : Cool I see, my mistake. Rugby Union was the dad and Rugby League weas the mom. :) Please explain what you mean with your punt theory, sounds interesting.

  • Comment 212, posted at 24.06.11 20:11:00 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 211) : so its about 14h00 there by u now,

  • Comment 213, posted at 24.06.11 20:12:17 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 210) : Last weekend was a blast, wasn’t it?

  • Comment 214, posted at 24.06.11 20:12:55 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 210) : Last week’s game served to prove to all of us that the Sharks are certainly capable of winning this game against the Crusaders. It is still a huge mountain to climb, but the boys have it in them to pull it off. I think we all know the odds are against the Sharks winning the whole shooting match, but their performance against a really strong Bulls team, on a roll of wins, their back to the wall and a last chance match for many of their players, proved the mettle of these lads. I honestly believe they will pull this off. Just remember Sharkies, the belief was always there, we were just nervous of a very good Bulls team and a Sharks team not firing on all cylinders.

  • Comment 215, posted at 24.06.11 20:13:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 211) : Shit that sucks. Is it Friday or Saturday there now?

  • Comment 216, posted at 24.06.11 20:15:12 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 212) : Well, whenever I have joined a neighborhood friendly football game, either touch or tackle, invariably nobody on one or both teams has any idea how to kick a football. So both teams agree before the match that it is acceptable to throw the ball instead of kicking it, both in the event of a kickoff or a punt. When throwing the ball instead of punting, the player must declare it is a kick so it is not confused with a regular forward pass.

  • Comment 217, posted at 24.06.11 20:15:48 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 214) : u can say that again.. :)

  • Comment 218, posted at 24.06.11 20:15:49 by franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 216) : Just 2:16pm on Friday, you all are ahead of me. :wink:

  • Comment 219, posted at 24.06.11 20:16:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 217) : believe me if I say that with my hole heart I do believe we can muster this… That blerry John Rob worked me up big time last night….

  • Comment 220, posted at 24.06.11 20:18:50 by franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 217) : So my theory is that when two university teams got together to play, and the coaches got together and agreed since neither team had a kicker, they would be allowed to throw the ball instead. Hence the limitation in Gridiron to only one forward pass per down (or tackle) which is the same limitation placed on kicking the ball.

  • Comment 221, posted at 24.06.11 20:18:57 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 217) : Hehe how hard can it really be to kick a ball? :lol:

    @Dancing Bear (Comment 219) : Sucks that we still have to watch the game at the same time. Wanted to watch it ahead of you! :) ;)

    Who covers the rugby in the US, is it ESPN?

  • Comment 222, posted at 24.06.11 20:21:55 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 218) : Last weekend was a blast. There you go. ;) :lol:

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  • @Ben (Comment 223) : :)

  • Comment 224, posted at 24.06.11 20:24:44 by franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 221) : Your theory makes sense. But I thought you are allowed to pass the ball forward again after you have caught it, they just almost never do it?

  • Comment 225, posted at 24.06.11 20:25:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 200) : Just answered your post and it disappeard….hahaha. Not the fastest to type takes me ages. So here I go again…hehe.

    Agree our CC will never be the same. Saru sold it down the river really. We will never see our Top Boks in it again. A tourney I valued highly. This just cause Oz never had a domestic tourney. Sad actually.

    Now listened to Robbie last night on Boots. But really he does irritate me no end. Having had to listen to him for many years on the early morning show while living in Joburg. Anyhow he did make a good point last night, that the play off teams all should have got a weeks rest before they travelled, that way it would make it a lot more fair to the team that has to travel. Cause either us or teams from NZ will have to travel 20 hours to play in a play off or a semi. Then of course the teams that end with a semi will have had two weeks rest. So not sure how we should work it out. But think it is a good idea for teams to have a weeks rest before the play offs.

    Another thing this reffing system has to go. Can’t have a saffa ref reffing one of our teams against a OZ/NZ team when we playing in their country. Or one of theirs while we playing them here. Just so against the reffing system. We have to bring back neutral refs.

  • Comment 226, posted at 24.06.11 20:27:05 by Puma Reply

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  • Anyhow I am off. Catch up tomorrow.

    All the best to our Team.

    GO SHARKS. JUST DO IT…. :cool:

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  • @Puma (Comment 227) : go well, 2morow gona be…. Great :)

  • Comment 228, posted at 24.06.11 20:31:56 by franshark Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 226) : Regarding that week rest before the play off. That would really be unfair to the home team because they finished ahead off you on the log but now you get a week rest which takes out most of the travel factor. Which is why the home advantage is so vital, so that you don’t have to travel. So I don’t agree with that.

    As for the new format. Its a load off crap and I wish they could change it back to the way it was.

  • Comment 229, posted at 24.06.11 20:33:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 220) : HAHAHAHA. Before I go. Never even saw your post and I mentioned Robbi in my post 226 Robbie is just a big mouth mate, loves to just hear his own damn voice over and over.. …. :smile: John Robbie irritates.. :evil:

    Then saying we gonna get slaughtered by 30 points. Ag, bugger him hope our boys prove him wrong. We may lose but heck doubt we gonna be beaten by that much.

    Okay out of here now.

    Cheers everyone.

    GO SHARKS.. :cool:

  • Comment 230, posted at 24.06.11 20:33:52 by Puma Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 222) : It is freaking hard for Americans to kick a football apparently. I always used to kick off and would kick it over their heads just because none of them could believe I could kick. It is ridiculous.

    SupeRugby is covered by DirecTV here in the USA, they dedicated two channels to it, kind of cool.

    As for forward passes, only once on each down, and the passer has to be behind the line of scrimmage when he throws the ball. There are no forward passes other than that, otherwise the player is considered tackled at the point he made the illegal forward pass and the team is penalized 5 yards from that spot.

  • Comment 231, posted at 24.06.11 20:34:30 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 229) : I know but the team travelling has about 20% chance to win. That is not a fair contest Ben. Something has to be sorted out.

    Every team at that point has played flat out for 4 months. A weeks rest will help the other team out just as much.

    Anyhow don’t like this format at all.

    Cheers mate catch up tomorrow.

  • Comment 232, posted at 24.06.11 20:36:28 by Puma Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 229) : The home team also has the advantage of playing in front of their home supporters, which in a case like the Bulls can mean a huge amount, even with the travel eased with weeks break.

  • Comment 233, posted at 24.06.11 20:37:24 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 232) : :lol: 8 team playoff, everyone gets one week rest then into the playoff rounds, then perhaps one weeks rest before the final. Of course the final would then be competed for in December, that would work wouldn’t it? :wink:

  • Comment 234, posted at 24.06.11 20:38:42 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 231) : Okay are you allowed to pass backwards after you have received a pass?

  • Comment 235, posted at 24.06.11 20:38:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 232) : Cheers Puma, have a good one.

  • Comment 236, posted at 24.06.11 20:40:51 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 233) : @Puma (Comment 232) : That’s why you should finish 1st on the log. Tough luck for you if you don’t. The thing also with this new format is more teams are going to be traveling because so its impossible for SA or NZ to have teams at position 1 and 2.

  • Comment 237, posted at 24.06.11 20:44:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 235) : Absolutely, you can pass backwards any time you want in American Football, just like Rugby, but it is rarely done since they are worried about losing possession if they fumble, since a dropped backwards pass is a free ball for both teams, while a dropped forward pass is a dead ball.

  • Comment 238, posted at 24.06.11 20:46:37 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 237) : So in saying that a week’s rest before the Play-offs does actually make some sense.

  • Comment 239, posted at 24.06.11 20:47:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 237) : The only problem with this format is that finishing top of the log is not under your control, simply winning every game does not guarantee a top of the log finish.

  • Comment 240, posted at 24.06.11 20:47:56 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Sorry to interupt. A big goodbye to Gerhard Mostert. Off to Stade Francais. With Anton van Zyl.

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 238) : Okay so that was the passing I was referring to that they almost never use, just had my facts a little wrong. ;)

  • Comment 242, posted at 24.06.11 20:49:57 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 240) : scoring a four try bonus in local derbies in both NZ and SA happens very rarely. It is commonplace in the Aus conference.

  • Comment 243, posted at 24.06.11 20:50:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Speed7 (Comment 241) : That sucks, are you sure?

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 240) : What do you mean?

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  • @Ben (Comment 242) : Shouldn’t you be heading out to the bars about now? :wink:

  • Comment 246, posted at 24.06.11 20:52:41 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 245) : Well, we don’t play every team, so that means another team could also win all their matches, and scoring bonus points in the SA conference is next to impossible in local derbies whereas the Aussies do it regularly. Once again this format favours the Aussies.

  • Comment 247, posted at 24.06.11 20:54:16 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Sure. Mostert def should have stayed. May change as Stade almost bankrupt.

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 248) : Ouch, Mostert is a huge loss. I think the Stormers will miss Van Zyl in the Currie Cup as well. He has been a stalwart for them in the CC for a couple seasons now.

  • Comment 249, posted at 24.06.11 20:57:16 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 246) : I’m a bit on the sickish side. On antibiotics, can’t drink. :( Will be different story if the Sharks win tomorrow. Drugged or not drugged, I’m gonna celebrate.

  • Comment 250, posted at 24.06.11 20:57:19 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 250) : Sorry to hear that Ben, hope you recover as quickly as possible.

  • Comment 251, posted at 24.06.11 20:58:01 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • No wonder our line outs are a bugger up at the Sharks. We can’t seem to hang on to a lock for more than 2 seasons! :roll:

  • Comment 252, posted at 24.06.11 20:59:40 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 249) : we gonna mis mossie big time, we keep on loosing exceptional players on a seasonal intervals…

  • Comment 253, posted at 24.06.11 21:01:19 by franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 247) : I see what you mean. The NZ and SA rugby unions should do what the F1 teams did and threaten to form a break away competition.

  • Comment 254, posted at 24.06.11 21:01:55 by Ben Reply
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  • @Speed7 (Comment 241) : that sucks big time with both our big locks gone who are we going to play alongside ali hope they don’t play two lightweights together mabe sharks going to be lock hunting ?

  • Comment 255, posted at 24.06.11 21:02:20 by BR Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 251) : Thanks uncle, not that bad luckily. Just a bit off flu. ;)

  • Comment 256, posted at 24.06.11 21:03:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 252) : @franshark (Comment 253) : The really sad part is he is just starting to come into his own, and his future is so bright, just a terrible time to have a player leave.

    Ben I know what you mean, but I still stand strongly by my contention that the lineout problems have more to do with our lifters stuffing up so often then with either the throw ins or the jumpers. I mean a guy like Hargreaves who is a good enough jumper to win opposition ball, so surely his jumping ability doesn’t disappear on our throw ins. There were times I saw Sykes fall on his arse because neither of his lifters were there. Even Sykesie could only say “FFS”

  • Comment 257, posted at 24.06.11 21:06:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 255) : Imo the Sharks will have to go and look for a new lock. We really need an “enforcing” lock, like sykes and Mostert is. Don’t really want to comment further on this matter until its fully confirmed.

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  • @Ben (Comment 254) : There would be no competition without the SA and NZ teams, I wish they would realize this. The Aussies can’t even support a domestic competition, so how they going to support SupeRugby without SA and NZ?

  • Comment 259, posted at 24.06.11 21:07:54 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 256) : Get the flu over early in the season…. :wink:

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  • @Ben (Comment 258) : agree, hope it will blow past.

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 257) : Hehe I have no idea what the real problem is in the line outs. Just being sarcastic when I said what I said. ;)

  • Comment 262, posted at 24.06.11 21:09:38 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 258) : The problem is there is only one lock like that left in SA after this RWC, Flip van de Merwe. It is worrisome indeed.

  • Comment 263, posted at 24.06.11 21:09:47 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 259) : Hehe so you agree it would be a good threat to make? :) Why on earth do the Aussies not have a domestic comp? Is there really so little interest in Rugby union in that country?

  • Comment 264, posted at 24.06.11 21:12:08 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 262) : It bothers me because the lifters have not been doing their job when it comes to receiving kickoffs as well. I think we have to have some of the strongest lifters in the comp, just looking at their size and the fact the Sharks seem to top the curve when it comes to conditioning. I have noticed that whenever John Smit is lifting someone, they always win the ball!!! :wink:

  • Comment 265, posted at 24.06.11 21:12:12 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 264) : Seriously, just think how it would be in SA if all the rugby supporters were actually split between three different codes with Union being the least popular. That is why I have so much respect for O’Neil as a rugby administrator. He took Aussie Rugby Union to heights they really had no place reaching.

  • Comment 266, posted at 24.06.11 21:14:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 260) : That’s the plan! :)

    @franshark (Comment 261) : Hope its some more silly rumours. Like DB said Mostert is only starting to come into his own now. Works just as hard if not harder than our loose forwards on the park. Your “enforcer” lock is the one who does all the hard grafting.

  • Comment 267, posted at 24.06.11 21:16:21 by Ben Reply
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  • That Mostert story is a looooong way from confirmed. Don’t pay any attention to it now. We’ll share what we have on it after the game tomorrow.

    Relaaaaaaaaax! He’s contracted until 31 October anyway.

  • Comment 268, posted at 24.06.11 21:17:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • I have a funny feeling that TMakutu is family of grant 10

    I have another feeling and that is hat we are going to brisbane to hammer the reds next week

  • Comment 269, posted at 24.06.11 21:18:41 by BR Reply
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  • If you look at the level of support for Rugby Union in Australia and the fact that not only are the supporters split between three codes, but the player talent is also split between three codes with Union being least popular. It is actually quite amazing they have won 2 RWCs and was the best southern hemisphere team the only time a northern hemisphere team has won the trophy.

  • Comment 270, posted at 24.06.11 21:18:50 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 265) : I have noticed that from the kick offs. Its silly really. Don’t they practise these type off stuff during the week. Doesn’t really look like it.

  • Comment 271, posted at 24.06.11 21:18:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 268) : hallooooooa there!! :) , oktober is not far away… We’ll watch out for that info

  • Comment 272, posted at 24.06.11 21:20:11 by franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 270) : I still hate the thieving, cheating, shackledragging convicts! Well at least until after RWC. :grin: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 273, posted at 24.06.11 21:20:27 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 268) : Would have felt better if you said 31 Oct 2014! :)

  • Comment 274, posted at 24.06.11 21:21:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 271) : I wonder sometimes Ben, I mean there is absolutely no reason for a lifter to ever miss his jumper on our own ball, they should know the lineout move as well as the jumper. Of course defensively they have to react to the jumper which really requires more athleticism from your jumper, Matfield, Bekker and Hargreaves seem best at this in SA.

  • Comment 275, posted at 24.06.11 21:22:43 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 270) : Yup I agree like I said earlier. Amazing that they have won 2 WC’s

  • Comment 276, posted at 24.06.11 21:23:30 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 268) : It has been rare that you have not scooped all with accurate information, and you often accurately have quelled stupid rumours started by others, so I believe you Rob, full faith. :wink:

  • Comment 277, posted at 24.06.11 21:24:17 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 274) : that means his available….

  • Comment 278, posted at 24.06.11 21:25:36 by franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 273) : :lol:

  • Comment 279, posted at 24.06.11 21:25:48 by Ben Reply
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  • But truth be told. Rob that is no real consilation, Sykes is being let go earlier on his contract and I’m sure they’d do the same for Mostert if he was to leave.

  • Comment 280, posted at 24.06.11 21:29:51 by Ben Reply
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  • OK, I have like a million pieces of clean clothing I need to fold, whoever said having a washing machine with a huge capacity is a good thing is nuts. :lol: I will check back from time to time. Otherwise, be well may we all be chatting about what it will take to defeat the Reds next week, 24 hours from now!

  • Comment 281, posted at 24.06.11 21:30:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 275) : Did you see that incident earlier in the season when Beast picked up Sykes and Sykes slipped only for Beast to catch him before he hit the ground. That was funny! :) Think it was from a kick off.

  • Comment 282, posted at 24.06.11 21:32:32 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 280) : The Sharks have never not released a player wanting to go to Europe, so you have a point, however, my point that Rob often seems to be the first with accurate information and is often the one to quell rumours started by others, I am going to go with Rob for now. But I am sure even Rob would admit that things can change very quickly I am sure. :smile:

  • Comment 283, posted at 24.06.11 21:32:34 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 282) : It was funny, but it should not have happened, he should not have slipped, Beast should have had him all the way, if the jumper jumps just a little early, on either a kick off or lineout, it is so critical for the support to be 100%. I mean we drilled this at the club level to no end, once they allowed lifting, it really meant a team with very good technique without the size could still be competitive.

  • Comment 284, posted at 24.06.11 21:34:58 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 282) : I remember, was hilarious actually..

  • Comment 285, posted at 24.06.11 21:35:18 by franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 283) : I agree, I trust Rob’s info. Just saying that Mostert having a contract untill October doesn’t calm my nerves. ;) :lol:

  • Comment 286, posted at 24.06.11 21:35:40 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 280) : nah Ben. They’re not stupid and will never release both locks early. In fact, I don’t believe they’ve released either yet.

  • Comment 287, posted at 24.06.11 21:37:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 281) : So are you trying to say you are leaving now?

  • Comment 288, posted at 24.06.11 21:38:20 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 287) : Good point. Wouldn’t make any sense to release both locks early.

  • Comment 289, posted at 24.06.11 21:40:25 by Ben Reply
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  • Lol 250 comment on this thread have been about everything except Hookers. :lol:

  • Comment 290, posted at 24.06.11 21:43:16 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 278) : Available?

  • Comment 291, posted at 24.06.11 21:46:22 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 290) : Sometimes we just need a kakpraat thread. :wink: As for leaving, no, not really, just trying to get a bunch of other things done, but still dropping in from time to time. :wink:

  • Comment 292, posted at 24.06.11 21:46:34 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 291) : Frans meant Mostert is available after October, unless the Sharks extend his contract. :grin:

  • Comment 293, posted at 24.06.11 21:47:27 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Does anyone realise that this time 16 years ago we were all celebrating our first World Cup win? I was reminded of it this afternoon when I got a very special phone call from my all time rugby hero, Francois Pienaar, who needed to chat to me about a story I’ve just written for Naas’s digital magazine. What a most unexpected and absolutely fabulous honour, and what a fantastic chap to boot. :cool:

  • Comment 294, posted at 24.06.11 21:48:06 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 290) : I was born a Hooker, my father (rest his soul) was a Hooker, and even though they tried to move me to prop at the end of my career, I was still a Hooker! :lol: My eyesight was just going so I couldn’t see my jumpers anymore. :grin:

  • Comment 295, posted at 24.06.11 21:49:06 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 291) : the same what u said, it means his on the market for a new contract,

  • Comment 296, posted at 24.06.11 21:51:03 by franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 292) : Hehe yes the Kak praat threads are just as nice as the rugby ones. ;) DB I’ll tell you I’m gonna be a very wise old man one day with uncles like you feeding me all this info. :) ;)

  • Comment 297, posted at 24.06.11 21:51:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 293) : ja that

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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 294) : Francois Pienaar is a true Springbok great. Besides leading his country to their first ever RWC win, he also seemed to know exactly what to do to get all 40 million South Africans feeling proud about the win, and this at a time of such great divide. Awesome stuff Shaz, good for you must have been a real thrill. :smile:

  • Comment 299, posted at 24.06.11 21:52:05 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 297) : :lol: just don’t let anyone tell you that football (soccer) is older than rugby since both sports were codified at the same time. There has been some form of football played for centuries, but what we know today as soccer and rugby came about at the same time. :wink:

  • Comment 300, posted at 24.06.11 21:53:53 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 295) : Luckily I neved mixed it with the big guys. Played wing all off my rugby “career”. Except for the one time when I was playing club rugby and was asked to play at lock against the Pukke. Was waying about 75kg’s then. :roll: :)

  • Comment 301, posted at 24.06.11 21:54:45 by Ben Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 295) : “I was born a Hooker” ouch to the mother :)

  • Comment 302, posted at 24.06.11 21:55:00 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 296) : He needs to look no further. Sure the Sharks can set him up with a nice little 4 year contract! ;)

  • Comment 303, posted at 24.06.11 21:56:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 303) : for sure, and that will please me plenty :)

  • Comment 304, posted at 24.06.11 21:58:31 by franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 300) : Something I do know is the older form off football (soccer) was found in Brazil.

  • Comment 305, posted at 24.06.11 21:58:59 by Ben Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 294) : I was not aware of that. The history lessons are over flowing my brain today! :) ;) :lol:

  • Comment 306, posted at 24.06.11 22:01:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 306) : no space for that flu :)

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  • @franshark (Comment 304) : Me three. :)

  • Comment 308, posted at 24.06.11 22:02:49 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 307) : What flu? Oh that flu! :) :lol:

  • Comment 309, posted at 24.06.11 22:04:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 305) : Some form of football has been played in every corner of the world for centuries.

  • Comment 310, posted at 24.06.11 22:07:48 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 301) : :lol: Ben, I am so old that in my rugby career, I scored 3 point tries, 4 point tries and 5 point tries. :lol:

  • Comment 311, posted at 24.06.11 22:09:09 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 293) : you guys are gonna try wheedle this whole story out of me, aren’t you? :)

  • Comment 312, posted at 24.06.11 22:10:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 310) : to think that guy that started it would stand quite amazed of what became of the sport…

  • Comment 313, posted at 24.06.11 22:10:52 by franshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 311) : Lol :) that’s a good one. Luckily I only scored 5 point tries. ;)

  • Comment 314, posted at 24.06.11 22:11:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 312) : We are listening. :lol:

  • Comment 315, posted at 24.06.11 22:14:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 313) : Most global sport in the world. Wonder what the first ever for off sports were. Probably people having a comp to see who can throw a rock the furthest. :)

  • Comment 316, posted at 24.06.11 22:17:20 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 312) : speeeeeeeak :)

  • Comment 317, posted at 24.06.11 22:19:04 by franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 315) : @franshark (Comment 317) : I’ll put up a storey after the match tomorrow… promise.

  • Comment 318, posted at 24.06.11 22:20:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 318) : fine we will wait :)

  • Comment 319, posted at 24.06.11 22:21:14 by franshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 318) : Noted. ;)

  • Comment 320, posted at 24.06.11 22:25:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 312) : yep, anything we can do to get it out of you, we are willing to try. :wink:

  • Comment 321, posted at 24.06.11 22:30:38 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • I don’t wanna wait! :razz:

  • Comment 322, posted at 24.06.11 22:31:14 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 311) : looks like were moving…
    To a new thread :)

  • Comment 323, posted at 24.06.11 22:33:51 by franshark Reply
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  • I just found the most classic picture which I’m stealing from Facebook.

    Sharks have a 2,06m lock called Johan Schoonbee playing u21s this year.

    Here’s a pic of him in an u10 match…

  • Comment 324, posted at 24.06.11 22:37:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 324) : LOL. How many points do I get for correctly guessing which team wins that lineout? :lol:

  • Comment 325, posted at 24.06.11 22:42:00 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 324) : ouch

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