Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Lions (18) vs Bulls (32) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 14 Apr 2012 at 18:00
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The final game of the weekend takes us to Johannesburg, where the bottom of the log Lions take on a Bulls team that has its confidence back after the slight stumble they took a few weeks ago with losses against the Blues and Stormers.

The Lions are still counting their walking wounded, with key players still out of action, but at least have their first choice flyhalf to take on the Bulls. The Lions have again shuffled the backline, with poor Jaco Taute back in the midfield, after playing their two weeks ago, and the young Andries Coetzee taking the reign at fullback.

The Bulls welcome back Dewald Potgieter, who will make his impact off the bench as he sees action for the first time this season. JJ Engelbrecht gets a run at outside centre as Johan Sadie drops to the bench, with rumours suggesting that Sadie has some niggling injury.

Lions: Andries Coetzee, Deon van Rensburg, Jaco Taute, Alwyn Hollenbach, James Kamana, Elton Jantjies, Tian Meyer, Joshua Strauss (capt.), Derick Minnie, Cobus Grobbelaar, Franco van der Merwe, Stephan Greeff, Patric Cilliers, Callie Visagie, Caylib Oosthuizen.

Replacements: Martin Bezuidenhout, CJ van der Linde, Marius Coetzer, Doppies le Roux, Ross Cronje, Butch James, Lionel Mapoe

Bulls: Zane Kirchner , Akona Ndungane , JJ Engelbrecht, Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson , Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard , Pierre Spies (c), Jacques Potgieter, CJ Stander , Wilhelm Steenkamp , Juandre Kruger, Werner Kruger , Chiliboy Ralepelle , Dean Greyling.

Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi , Frik Kirsten , Dewald Potgieter , Arno Botha , Jano Vermaak , Louis Fouche , Johann Sadie

Referee: Garratt Williamson
Assistant Ref 1:Keith Brown
Assistant Ref 2:Christie Du Preez
TMO:Johann Meuwesen



95 Comments

  • Go Bulls :vomit:

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.04.12 18:54:14 by lostfish Reply
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  • See Keegan says on twitter the boys have landed in Joburg, 2 hours ago. Damn pleased they came on the day flight from Sydney. Must have left Auckland early hours Saturday morning.

    That means a whole day to rest tomorrow. They sure do need it.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.04.12 18:58:44 by Puma Reply

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  • Go Go Go Lions…. SB se O

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.04.12 18:59:10 by Franshark Reply
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  • 21 picks on LMS for the bulls……

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.04.12 19:03:15 by Franshark Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 1) : :smile:

    I want the Lions to win, for LMS. :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.04.12 19:04:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • This is FUNNY

    click on the link above if you feel the same way I do about the bulls. :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.04.12 19:05:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : copy and paste into your browser

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.04.12 19:06:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Okay don’t bother, just click on the link i fixed it. :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.04.12 19:10:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Keith Brown and Christie Du preez on the touchline. :(

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.04.12 19:12:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : I laughed my ass off with that yesterday.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.04.12 19:14:13 by lostfish Reply
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  • Wow, A min late and the lions have scored

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.04.12 19:14:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • Nooo Lions just scored a try and converted it.

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.04.12 19:14:52 by lostfish Reply
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  • Lions 7 – 0 Bulls
    2 min

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.04.12 19:15:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : you having a chat with yourself :-)

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.04.12 19:19:03 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : what must we type again

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.04.12 19:19:29 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bulls going for their 2 nd line out in lions half

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.04.12 19:21:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bulls knock, its all bulls attack since that early try from the lions

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.04.12 19:22:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • A kick from Zane, all the way in his own half goes out over the dead ball line

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.04.12 19:23:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • Penalty on the half line for the lions, Taute going for post

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.04.12 19:25:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • spot on Taute……
    Lions 10 – 0 Bulls
    15 min

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.04.12 19:27:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • For the 2nd time the lions mess up the ball after the kickoff

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.04.12 19:28:49 by Franshark Reply
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  • Zane running towards the lions defence like a girl

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.04.12 19:29:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • Odwa…….. I mean Aikona scores in the corner

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.04.12 19:30:57 by Franshark Reply
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  • Morne miss with the conversion
    Lions 10 – 5 Bulls
    19 min

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.04.12 19:31:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 10) : I’ve been saving it just for this game. :)

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.04.12 19:32:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Lions 5 meters out

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.04.12 19:32:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions penalized…… Morne clears

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.04.12 19:33:27 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bulls on attack, lions 22

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.04.12 19:35:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • Penalty for the Bulls,

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.04.12 19:37:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • Morne pk
    Lions 10 – 8 Bulls
    25 min

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.04.12 19:37:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions back at their own 22 again, Bulls over, Hougaard in for a try

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.04.12 19:40:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • Great play from Hougaard, terrible play from the Lions

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.04.12 19:40:58 by Franshark Reply
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  • Morne conversion over
    Lions 10 – 15 Bulls
    29 min

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.04.12 19:41:48 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bulls win the kicking duel……

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.04.12 19:43:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • oh bad bounce for the lions saves the bulls

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.04.12 19:44:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • Coetzee with a claim of an up and under, kick the ball in the air forward and it bounces out of reach with an open try line

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.04.12 19:46:36 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Just takes me to google translate home page

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.04.12 19:47:01 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Penalty to Lions, on half line, Taute steps up again
    PK wide
    Lions 10 – 15 Bulls
    37 min

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.04.12 19:51:15 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 37) : same here, that why I asked what we must type in……

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.04.12 19:52:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • Kirchner is playing USA style basketball

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.04.12 19:52:49 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Zane try

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.04.12 19:53:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • HALF TIME
    Morne conversion miss
    Lions 10 – 20 Bulls

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.04.12 19:54:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 37) : @Franshark (Comment 39) : i am getting to the right stuff – just try again but give it a minute.

    veryyyyy :cool: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.04.12 19:58:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 43) : hey hey, I left you a message on yesterdays thread, I was too cutted to speak right after :-) Congrats with the win you played well

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.04.12 20:01:35 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 37) : tik in “ek is tog n bloubul”

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.04.12 20:07:39 by Franshark Reply
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  • Stander try to start the 2nd half….

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.04.12 20:08:13 by Franshark Reply
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  • Morne conversion missed again
    Lions 10 – 25 Bulls
    42 min

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.04.12 20:09:23 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 44) : hi – saw it :cool: i enjoyed the game, but i gets a bit stressful when your life depends on it hey :roll:

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.04.12 20:09:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • I think I just lost my left lung, a piece of my liver and a kidney

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.04.12 20:10:02 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 49) : its so goooooood

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.04.12 20:11:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 48) : well that’s one way of making the Ausie games interesting :-)

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.04.12 20:12:20 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 50) : And the best part is, my brother is a Bull, I used his name in the translator, and then showed him

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.04.12 20:12:58 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • The lions just thou away a scoring chance….

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.04.12 20:13:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 45) : @Die Kriek (Comment 37) :
    try also
    ek is bloubul :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.04.12 20:13:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • at least “ek is haai” renders desired outcome :cool:

  • Comment 55, posted at 14.04.12 20:16:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • try to Kruger
    Morne conversion over
    Lions 13 – 32 Bulls
    52 min

  • Comment 56, posted at 14.04.12 20:23:41 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 49) : :lol:

  • Comment 57, posted at 14.04.12 20:25:56 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 57) : literally rotflmao

  • Comment 58, posted at 14.04.12 20:28:34 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Lions in the bull 22 now…

  • Comment 59, posted at 14.04.12 20:29:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • Struass over….

  • Comment 60, posted at 14.04.12 20:31:13 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 58) : Credit has to go to Ice for providing the joke that needed to be translated. I thought I was going to go into early labour I was laughing so hard yesterday.

  • Comment 61, posted at 14.04.12 20:31:45 by lostfish Reply
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  • Elton convertion hits the upright
    Lions 18 – 32 Bulls
    62 min

  • Comment 62, posted at 14.04.12 20:33:02 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 60) : crap, that messes up my superbru margin.

  • Comment 63, posted at 14.04.12 20:33:06 by lostfish Reply
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  • Morne miss another

  • Comment 64, posted at 14.04.12 20:34:42 by Franshark Reply
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  • Elton clears, out on the full, bulss line out 7 meters out

  • Comment 65, posted at 14.04.12 20:36:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • Please ignore what Bladen said about the bulls going to the top of the SA conference because of a better points difference.

    He has it wrong, the 1st tie break for equal log points is number of wins THEN PD. The bulls will have won 5 after this and the Stormers 6.

  • Comment 66, posted at 14.04.12 20:37:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Is there alternative commentary, Victoria is AWFUL!!

  • Comment 67, posted at 14.04.12 20:37:43 by lostfish Reply
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  • Lions doing well when defending bulls maul, but is that all they practiced all week…..

  • Comment 68, posted at 14.04.12 20:37:49 by Franshark Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 67) : but he sounds local. :lol:

  • Comment 69, posted at 14.04.12 20:41:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bulls knock 3 meters from the line

  • Comment 70, posted at 14.04.12 20:42:57 by Franshark Reply
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  • We would to get Rhodes and Pat back…

  • Comment 71, posted at 14.04.12 20:47:35 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 69) : local is lekke :-)

  • Comment 72, posted at 14.04.12 20:48:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions 5 meter out, loose the ball

  • Comment 73, posted at 14.04.12 20:48:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions loose the ball 2 meters from the try line, spies Peel alweer vuil, lions penalty and then throu’s it away…again

  • Comment 74, posted at 14.04.12 20:52:06 by Franshark Reply
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  • I’ll be 6 from 6 with 5MPs if the score stays the same, :cool:

  • Comment 75, posted at 14.04.12 20:52:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 72) : I’m not a Pretoria local though :)

  • Comment 76, posted at 14.04.12 20:53:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • That accidental offsides by Minnie just goes to show he really is as stupid as he looks.

  • Comment 77, posted at 14.04.12 20:54:34 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 75) : I would’ve been if I didn’t forget to make my tahs – force pick.

  • Comment 78, posted at 14.04.12 20:55:58 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 76) : luckely me neither…..
    @KSA Shark © (Comment 75) : good going… Congrats

  • Comment 79, posted at 14.04.12 20:55:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • FULL TIME
    Lions 18 – 32 Bulls

  • Comment 80, posted at 14.04.12 20:56:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 76) : Do you speak your local language?

  • Comment 81, posted at 14.04.12 20:57:44 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 78) : :shock:

  • Comment 82, posted at 14.04.12 20:57:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • I guess I can thank Morne and his crap kicking for costing me a margin point.

  • Comment 83, posted at 14.04.12 20:59:30 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 82) : my consolation is that I am still alive in LMS. I have to admit I was seriously worried in the opening few minutes.

  • Comment 84, posted at 14.04.12 21:00:21 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 84) : ja, I got exited, but it did not last long

  • Comment 85, posted at 14.04.12 21:07:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 81) : Local as in KSA, Durban or Pretoria? :)

    Durban and Pretoria: Yes.
    KSA: Yes but limited (Arabic)

  • Comment 86, posted at 14.04.12 21:07:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 86) : Arabic is not an easy language to learn.

  • Comment 87, posted at 14.04.12 21:10:02 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 87) : Nope it’s not but after nearly 11 years here I can sort of get by. Not nearly as well as I would LIKE to though.

  • Comment 88, posted at 14.04.12 21:12:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 88) : I mean YIP it’s not easy to learn. :)

    Check I can’t even speak Engrish properly :lol:

  • Comment 89, posted at 14.04.12 21:14:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 89) : :lol:

  • Comment 90, posted at 14.04.12 21:16:57 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 86) : That’s not bad, I am a bad South African because I can hardly speak Afrikaans but I speak French almost fluently.

  • Comment 91, posted at 14.04.12 21:33:23 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 91) : I have the advantage that Afrikaans is my 1st language. :)

  • Comment 92, posted at 15.04.12 04:44:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 75) : Well done :cool: I ended on 5 from 6 and only 4 margin points :???:

  • Comment 93, posted at 15.04.12 07:44:31 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 93) :

    I gained 44 positions in the SW pool and in the Admin pool I went from 9th 2 weeks ago to 5th last week to 1st this week. A 13,5 point haul in the admin pool with the BPs included. :cool:

    Good thing I scored so high, ‘coz I’ll probably score 3 points next week. :)

  • Comment 94, posted at 15.04.12 07:52:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 94) : Nicely done. I am still pissed I forgot to make my Tahs -Force pick. I would’ve got 6 from 6 had I done so and a GSP. Next week looks a lot more tricky with so many close match ups.

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