Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Blues (25) vs Lions (3) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 11 May 2012 at 08:00
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The battle of the wooden spoonist is upon is as the Blues and Lions open round 12 of Super Rugby action.

The Blues only have one victory from their 10 matches so far this season, and would desperately like to double that figure against the Lions today. The mood in the camp might be slightly off as news this week reported that coach Pat Lam will have to apply should he want to continue in his position next year.

The Lions have also only won a single match, and will target this as a match they can win by taking advantage of a very poor Blues team. I honestly cannot see it happening though.

Blues: 15. Hadleigh Parkes, 14. David Raikuna, 13. Ma’a Nonu, 12. Michael Hobbs, 11. Benson Stanley, 10. Gareth Anscombe, 9. Piri Weepu, 8. Peter Saili, 7. Luke Braid (Captain), 6. Daniel Braid, 5. Ali Williams, 4. Liaki Moli, 3. Charlie Faumuina, 2. Tom McCartney, 1. Tevita Mailau

Replacements: 16. James Parsons, 17. Angus Ta’avao, 18. Filo Paulo, 19. Steven Luatua, 20. Alby Mathewson, 21. Lachie Munro, 22. Sherwin Stowers

Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Deon van Rensburg, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Jaco Taute, 11. Michael Killian, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Joshua Strauss (Captain), 7. Grant Hattingh, 6. Derick Minnie, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Franco van der Merwe, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Callie Visagie, 1. JC Janse van Rensburg

Replacements: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. CJ van der Linde, 18. Cobus Grobbelaar, 19. Jaco Kriel, 20. Tian Meyer, 21. Ruan Combrinck, 22. James Kamana



93 Comments

  • So its official . The last placed SA team will be out ..

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.05.12 08:05:43 by Zibbie Reply
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  • does anybody know when was the last ime a nz team had the wooden spoon?

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.05.12 08:39:32 by MJ Reply

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  • i think the lions do stan a chance they gave the chief a go last week so maybe but i won’t put money on it.
    they should target this game cause this is the one they can win realisticly, both teams

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.05.12 08:41:06 by MJ Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 1) : its a joke…

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.05.12 08:47:31 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 4) :

    A really bad one as such …

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.05.12 08:56:54 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Whoever wins; it should be a pretty good, open game. Conditions looking ideal with a cool evening and clear skies predicted tonight in Auckland.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.05.12 09:01:23 by rhineshark Reply

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  • L I O N S !!!!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.05.12 09:10:06 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 7) :

    please please please …..

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.05.12 09:22:38 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 8) :

    May as well try and enjoy the last few games :mrgreen:

    A win today would make my weekend and soften the blow of relegation …although it must be said I made peace with this weeks ago.

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.05.12 09:32:32 by csb Reply

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  • Go Blues!!

    @csb (Comment 7) : @Zibbie (Comment 8) :

    Sorry guys I gave to support the Blues. My LMS life depends on it! :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.05.12 09:34:20 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Come On Lions !!!

    Put one over the blues if only to get them back for always killing us with Adrian Cashmore, Joel Vidiri and Eroni Clarke way back when. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.05.12 09:35:02 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 10) :

    All good ..best of luck with it …I got cheated out of MY :mrgreen: Oakleys due to that Thursday game .. :cool:

    @Original Pierre (Comment 11) :

    Giving your age away there namesake …was a good team back in the day.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.05.12 09:38:55 by csb Reply

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  • 3 – 0 Lions ahead after 5 min !!! haha

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.05.12 09:46:35 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Blues try 7 – 3 18 min

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.05.12 09:55:13 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 13) :

    Time to stop the match ;-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.05.12 09:55:44 by csb Reply

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  • KOM LEEUS!!!!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.05.12 09:59:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • Blues penalty 10 – 3 Blues ..

    ai ai …

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.05.12 10:04:46 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Finally playing our rugby in the correct side of the field ..can we come away with some points …

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.05.12 10:06:37 by csb Reply

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  • Bugger !

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.05.12 10:07:12 by csb Reply

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  • This kid Coetzee is really growing on me.

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.05.12 10:07:52 by csb Reply

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  • Nonu with a no arms tackle ..goes unpunished :roll:

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.05.12 10:09:02 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 19) :

    Eish .. at work .. cant watch the game .. following on text commentary …

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.05.12 10:10:16 by Zibbie Reply
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  • How different could this season have been had our scrums and lineouts functioned like this earlier in the season …Aaaai

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.05.12 10:11:27 by csb Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 22) :

    I’ll try with updates but suck at it .. :oops: :smile:

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.05.12 10:12:35 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 24) :

    Just keep on doing what your doing . i dont know about the others but the details you give i like !!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.05.12 10:13:39 by Zibbie Reply
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  • So far living upto the bill of battle of the bottom dwellers …

    Lions players already thinking of where they’ll be playing their rugby next season .. :evil:

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.05.12 10:14:09 by csb Reply

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  • Blues miss peanut ..score remains 10-3 36min.

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.05.12 10:15:00 by csb Reply

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  • Braid the Blues Capt doing his best Fourie Du Preez impersonation and moaning at the ref at every ruck and maul ..

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.05.12 10:16:13 by csb Reply

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  • This ref is bloody useless. How were the Blues going forward?? :shock:

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.05.12 10:18:13 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 29) :

    He has missed 2 clear hightackles other than that I can’t really complain.

    Halftime 10 -3 Blues.

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.05.12 10:20:00 by csb Reply

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  • I won´t be surprised if Taute is picked as one of our Bok fullbacks.

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.05.12 10:20:50 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 31) :

    Agreed Fullback is his best position.

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.05.12 10:23:34 by csb Reply

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  • C’mon Lions, 40 minutes of stepping up needed here.

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.05.12 10:30:12 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • Seems our handling is still letting us down ..

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.05.12 10:31:17 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Left class a bit early to watch the battle of the wooden spoonists,how was the 1st half in general

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.05.12 10:32:59 by Ludz Reply

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  • Ruan Botha,hows he been doing?

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.05.12 10:35:15 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 35) : OK-ish, but mostly showed why this is a battle of the wooden spoonists.

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.05.12 10:36:16 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 35) :

    Rather boring ..Ruan has had a couple of good runs but alas comes to nothing ..

    13-3 Blues 47min.

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.05.12 10:36:47 by csb Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 34) :

    Not commiting enough players at th breakdown ..we losing this at the ruck ..loads of turnovers especially.

    And Propeller shoes van Rensberg in the bin ..

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.05.12 10:38:53 by csb Reply

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  • Thanks gentlemen

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.05.12 10:39:03 by Ludz Reply

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  • The Sharks are soooo lucky that negotiations with Mapoe fell through.

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.05.12 10:39:42 by rhineshark Reply

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  • He was the tackler surely he is entitled to contest for the ball ..wtf ..and he was ON his feet !

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.05.12 10:39:46 by csb Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 41) :

    Since returning from injury he has been USELESS !!!

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.05.12 10:40:39 by csb Reply

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  • C’mon Lions!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.05.12 10:41:44 by Ludz Reply

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  • We %&*(%$ deserve all the shit we have coming ..

    On 2 seperate occasions we get a peanut and instead of kicking for position we taking quick taps ..in our bloody own half ..REALLY !!!

    Anscombe misses his 3rd.

    Score remains 13-3 Blues.

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.05.12 10:42:28 by csb Reply

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  • good grief …. :roll:

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.05.12 10:43:50 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Nonu again with a tackle in the air ..ref 2 meters away ..and nothing ..zilch..nada..bubkis.

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.05.12 10:44:37 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 45) :

    i think the way our line outs are going tap and goes might be the (slightly) better option

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.05.12 10:44:44 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Many secret Sharks supporters in the Lions team – giving Mapoe hospital passes, not supporting him etc. :twisted:

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.05.12 10:44:55 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • Mapoe has never been the same player since leaving the Cheetahs and what the hell was Ross Cronje doing

  • Comment 50, posted at 11.05.12 10:45:25 by Ludz Reply

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  • Bye-bye Leeutjies.

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.05.12 10:46:17 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Sorry the only thing worse than this ref is the Lions ..

    Why was that scrum not reset ?

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.05.12 10:46:22 by csb Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 48) :

    Our lineouts have been strong ..Blues are kak at lineout time.

  • Comment 53, posted at 11.05.12 10:47:31 by csb Reply

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  • :shock: :shock: :shock: :sad:

  • Comment 54, posted at 11.05.12 10:47:53 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 50) :

    That was not Ross fault..under immense pressure..scrum should have been stopped ..not to mention the Blues lossie detached before the ball came out ..

  • Comment 55, posted at 11.05.12 10:48:47 by csb Reply

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  • Hahahaha what a joke ..I am VERY pleased at the thought of not having to go thru this again.

  • Comment 56, posted at 11.05.12 10:49:42 by csb Reply

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  • I’ll get him ! :roll:

    Tackling optional.

  • Comment 57, posted at 11.05.12 10:53:41 by csb Reply

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  • Tenders for my support may be submitted to my office now …

  • Comment 58, posted at 11.05.12 10:54:05 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 58) :

    :lol: Tragically funny.

  • Comment 59, posted at 11.05.12 10:56:32 by csb Reply

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  • and a scew lineout goes unnoticed …

  • Comment 60, posted at 11.05.12 10:57:47 by csb Reply

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  • SW admin please could you guys include a yawn smiley ..

  • Comment 61, posted at 11.05.12 10:58:39 by csb Reply

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  • Entering from the side legal ..? just asking :roll: :twisted:

  • Comment 62, posted at 11.05.12 11:00:33 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 61) :

    and a bangs head against table ….

  • Comment 63, posted at 11.05.12 11:02:22 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Well at least my LMS looks safe….now I just need the Sharks to lose! :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 64, posted at 11.05.12 11:03:53 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 58) : presumably sharks could get a status amongst preferred suppliers. there will be a win here and there :mrgreen: but if you have hair it may be lost, if you have nails – likewise :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 65, posted at 11.05.12 11:04:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 63) : i would use that a lot.

  • Comment 66, posted at 11.05.12 11:06:03 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 64) : what’s the score?

  • Comment 67, posted at 11.05.12 11:06:27 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 65) :

    hahah no thats bad advertisement .. you should have said something along the lines off ‘come support the Sharks , we will give you and extra LMS life line and a few transfers on FL’ :razz: :lol:

  • Comment 68, posted at 11.05.12 11:06:43 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 63) :

    Slitting wrists smiley should best capture the mood ..

  • Comment 69, posted at 11.05.12 11:07:13 by csb Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 67) :

    18 – 3 for the Blues

  • Comment 70, posted at 11.05.12 11:07:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @csb (Comment 69) : Slitting wrists smiley :lol:

  • Comment 71, posted at 11.05.12 11:09:34 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 69) :

    im going to grow my hair and dye it black …

  • Comment 72, posted at 11.05.12 11:11:08 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 65) :

    Just remind yourself when times seem tough for you and your team ..it WILL never compare to the Lions.

  • Comment 73, posted at 11.05.12 11:12:34 by csb Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 72) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 74, posted at 11.05.12 11:13:23 by csb Reply

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  • Lions da saamosa team .. we also only have 3 points …

  • Comment 75, posted at 11.05.12 11:14:07 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 68) : come and support the Sharks, we will increase your heartrate :lol:

  • Comment 76, posted at 11.05.12 11:14:12 by rekinek Reply
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  • I reckon Mitchell and Carlos have just finished their interview in the Blues boardroom for the vacant position …if they smart ofcourse.

  • Comment 77, posted at 11.05.12 11:14:45 by csb Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 75) : mmmmm…. samoooooosa. Demmit, now I’m hungry

  • Comment 78, posted at 11.05.12 11:15:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • maybe Durbs is not far enough .. maybe time to start an Ozzie accent . Baaaaaa

  • Comment 79, posted at 11.05.12 11:16:03 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Stress over for the weekend w.r.t. LMS.

    I can even watch the Sharks game in peace….win or lose I still win! :grin:

  • Comment 80, posted at 11.05.12 11:16:06 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 68) : when it comes to LMS and FL – no friends here I’m afraid. not even amongst Shark’s supporters – see Pokkel’s comment 64 – everything gives :twisted:

  • Comment 81, posted at 11.05.12 11:16:15 by rekinek Reply
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  • And salt into the wounds with a final try and Blues win 25-3

  • Comment 82, posted at 11.05.12 11:16:34 by rhineshark Reply

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  • The Leveson inquiry is a hell of alot more exciting than this shit I just endured ..!

  • Comment 83, posted at 11.05.12 11:16:37 by csb Reply

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  • @csb (Comment 73) : at least you do not have naive and (what was it that Fish was saying – these fancy words) expectations :lol:

  • Comment 84, posted at 11.05.12 11:18:54 by rekinek Reply
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  • i wish to sympathies with the boy from Cape town …

  • Comment 85, posted at 11.05.12 11:19:25 by Zibbie Reply
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  • my LMS hurdle for the weekend has been cleared. :)

  • Comment 86, posted at 11.05.12 11:28:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Liking Jaco Taute even more now that he’s in the midfield. Would be better as well in a winning team. Just a shame that he might not even be playing Super rugby next season…

  • Comment 87, posted at 11.05.12 11:31:45 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @hendrikp (Comment 87) :

    Lol . i think its more like he WONT be playing SR next season .. or he might be .. at the sharks or stormers .. ai jai jai …

  • Comment 88, posted at 11.05.12 11:38:21 by Zibbie Reply
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  • We know where this is going, just hope we are smart enough to get Rhodes and Pat back…most of these guys will probably end up playing for the Kings next year..the goods ones will be taken up by the big franchises..

  • Comment 89, posted at 11.05.12 11:46:20 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • I survive LMS for another week :cool:

  • Comment 90, posted at 11.05.12 11:47:34 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 87) : The Bulls and Sharks could probably make use of his services.

  • Comment 91, posted at 11.05.12 11:48:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 91) :

    I’d say everyone could… he’d make an excellent winger as well if the Cheetahs wanted him.

  • Comment 92, posted at 11.05.12 11:52:38 by hendrikp Reply

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  • Ouch. The Lions are super k*k!

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