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Currie Cup 2010-2011


Written by Frans Weyers (Franshark)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Reader Submissions, Sharks on 15 Jul 2011 at 07:47
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Now that we are on the brink of CC2011, let’s take a peek at what happened a year ago.

CC2010 Log:

Team          Wins        Points

Sharks         10            52

WP                10            48

Cheetahs   10            47

Blue Bulls   9             47

The Sharks started their campaign with a game that left a bad taste in the mouths of their supporters, by losing to Griquas(40-34) in Kimberley, and we thought “here we go again”. We then had the Bulls(34-28) and the Pumas(27-10) at home and won both, without convincing anyone that this team was on their way to glory. Next up was the Cheetahs and after a really bad run of late against the Bloemfonteiners, things were tense within the supporter ranks. That game changed the slow start to the season because after the victory(13-25) in the Vrystaat the Sharks picked up momentum and won 7 from their next 9 games, losing only to the Bulls and the Lions away. After securing a home semifinal/final the Sharks opted to send a “b-team” to Newlands and the youngsters put up a good fight but went down to WP 33-21.

Scoring the most(62) tries for the season and building up an advantage of bonus points, they ended up on top of the log and had to face The Enemy(Bulls) in Durban for the semifinal. A nervous but VERY satisfying victory(16-12) saw them facing the last hurdle Western Province and even in Natal we could not believe where all the Province supporters all of a sudden came from. What else can we say than WHAT A GAME!!!!! We swept the floor with those “blue and white stripes” to stand victorious by 30-10.          THE SHARKS       CURRIE CUP CHAMPIONS 2010 (in the year of soccer).

And let’s not forget a new star rose to the occasion PATRICK LAMBIE……. Only Willem de Waal scored more points in the season(220) but Lambie(205) and his team took home the silverware.

Another star from Griquas was “born” by breaking the record for most tries within a season, Bjorn Basson, with our own young star Lwazi Mvovo(12) on his heels(ok not so close).

And just to show that CC does still breed the stars Lambie, Basson and Mvovo are all packing their bags to represent SA in the Tri-Nations.

Looking forward to Currie Cup 2011. Oh Yeaaaaa!!!!! GO SHARKS!!!! BRING IT HOME no KEEP IT HOME!!!!!



16 Comments

  • Such fond memories :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.07.11 07:56:45 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) it is for sure :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.07.11 08:14:42 by franshark Reply
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  • Ill use this thread to give some ITM scores

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.07.11 09:50:44 by franshark Reply
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  • Southland 0 – 7 Waikato
    10 min

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.07.11 09:55:31 by franshark Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : Fond memories that I unfortunately wasn’t able to see live, had to catch the highlights… :sad:

    But still the image of Lambie handing off the incredible Schalk :shock: will long live in my memory as one of the best rugby moments I ever witnessed!!! :smile:

    Still gives me goosebumps just thinking about it…

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.07.11 09:55:34 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 5) : ooooh yea, have to agree

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.07.11 09:56:41 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 3) :

    ITM scores are posted on the ITM preview thread..

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.07.11 09:58:45 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 5) : I’d love to see Lambie handing off Spies, SBW and Andries Strauss :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.07.11 10:02:34 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 8) : Lambie handing off Spies, I won’t even raise my eyebrows. Spies is overrated and has no physicality what-so-ever. :x

    As for SBW, well I think that might get my a little excited. :grin:

    And finally Andries Strauss… well I think Lambie can consider himself lucky that he is with the Boks and doesn’t have to face Strauss :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.07.11 10:05:31 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 9) : A hand off on Spies at Loftus will be great for 1 reason, the imitation SPIIIEEESSS chant. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.07.11 10:09:34 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Spies is only big, strong and fast but his handeling and defence sh#@t

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.07.11 10:09:42 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 11) : No Spies is fast and looks big. As for the strong part that only applies when lifting weights in the gym :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.07.11 10:13:02 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 10) : :lol: Yeah that would be funny. I reckon the Loftus crowd will adapt a LAAMBBIEEE chant after that! :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.07.11 10:13:57 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : thanks saw that :)

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.07.11 10:37:57 by franshark Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie (Comment 13) : :)

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.07.11 10:39:08 by franshark Reply
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  • hehehe I remember that first match in KY very well. Made some money on Sportsbet! :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.07.11 10:40:47 by Original Pierre Reply
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