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South Africa (22) v England (17) F/T: 1st Test


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 9 Jun 2012 at 15:30
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Test rugby is back in the Republic, with Heyneke Meyer’s Bokke taking on the might of the English in Durban.

Despite a new coach and captain – and a pack that sees debutants in the 4,5 and 6 jerseys – South Africa have a side bristling with international experience and will be keen to get off to a winning start in 2012 after the disappointment of last year’s World Cup exit.

Stuart Lancaster’s England, though, are becoming quite a settled side though and recorded an unexpected second-place finish in the recent 6 Nations. They will be no pushovers at a ground that has hardly favoured the hosts (they have won only 16 times in 27 starts at Kings Park).

South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jean de Villiers (capt), 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 François Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Coenie Oosthuizen, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Keegan Daniel, 20 Ruan Pienaar, 21 Patrick Lambie, 22 Wynand Olivier.

England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Chris Ashton, 13 Manusamoa Tuilagi, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 Ben Foden, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Chris Robshaw (capt), 6 Tom Johnson, 5 Geoff Parling, 4 Mouritz Botha, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Joe Marler.
Replacements: 16 Lee Mears, 17 Paul Doran-Jones, 18 Tom Palmer, 19 Phil Dowson, 20 Lee Dickson, 21 Toby Flood, 22 Jonathan Joseph.

Date: Saturday, June 9
Kick-off: 17:00
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant refeerees: Alain Rolland (Ireland), Simon McDowell (Scotland)

Television match official: Iain Ramage (Scotland



163 Comments

  • Hier kom die Bokke!

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.06.12 16:15:03 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 1) : hey hey….

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.06.12 16:18:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • Gonna keep an eye on Botha and Barritt. I wonder whether they will pitch up in their first test in a white jersey at home. Frans Steyn vs Barritt at 12 should be very interesting!

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.06.12 16:29:49 by macshark Reply

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  • Lots of pressure on the 3 debutantes . All 3 of them have to fire today or the Boks will be in for a long evening …

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.06.12 16:42:07 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Wishing Heyneke and the Bokke all the best! A lot of ‘firsts” today, sure the nerves are shot! GO BOKKE!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.06.12 16:43:10 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 5) : Gepraat van senuweeagtig. Ek kan nie stilsit nie! :grin:

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.06.12 16:52:17 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Oh crap. I don´t like it when we come onto the field in tracksuits when the opponents are already in battle gear.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.06.12 16:57:18 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Walsh already irritating me…

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.06.12 17:09:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • PK Eng
    SA 0 – 3 ENG
    7min

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.06.12 17:10:37 by Franshark Reply
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  • Alberts doing great… Again.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.06.12 17:16:42 by Franshark Reply
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  • No, take it through the hands!!!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.06.12 17:16:50 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Morne PK
    SA 3 – 3 ENG
    14min

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.06.12 17:18:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • OK enough of Morne, bring on Lambi…

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.06.12 17:21:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • Pains me to see Brad in an England jersey.

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.06.12 17:25:23 by klempie Reply

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  • How the hell did we not score there….

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.06.12 17:26:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • How many foreigners in the Pom side?

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.06.12 17:27:42 by klempie Reply

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  • This match is kak boring.

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.06.12 17:30:55 by klempie Reply

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  • PK Farrel
    SA 3 – 6 ENG
    26min

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.06.12 17:31:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 17) :

    Modern family DVD + twitter = win

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.06.12 17:33:17 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Morne PK
    SA 6 – 6 ENG
    29min

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.06.12 17:34:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 19) : I’m still not talking to Lions supporters. :twisted:

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.06.12 17:35:29 by klempie Reply

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  • Habs off for blood. Meisiekind is on and is hardly recognisable!

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.06.12 17:37:21 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 21) : :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.06.12 17:39:00 by Franshark Reply
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  • Geez I’m glad I did not pay 2grand to go watch tennis in the cold….

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.06.12 17:41:48 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 24) : I think Test rugby against NH opposition comes as a bit of a shock after 3 months of Super Rugby. :???:

  • Comment 25, posted at 09.06.12 17:43:41 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 25) : have too agree…

  • Comment 26, posted at 09.06.12 17:44:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • Totally overdoing the forward bash-it-ups. We´ve now lost possession three times this way. And if we´re not bashing it up it´s bloody up-and-unders. Zero creativity in the backline. We could use guys like Aplon and JdJ round about now.

    I suppose for a first time together it isn´t too bad overall, except that the AB´s also played together for the first time this morning and we all saw how that went.

  • Comment 27, posted at 09.06.12 17:45:47 by rhineshark Reply
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  • KSA. What happens if the ball rolls all the way through a scrum? Fair game?

  • Comment 28, posted at 09.06.12 17:46:52 by klempie Reply

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  • Morne PK missed
    SA 6 – 6 ENG
    HALF TIME

  • Comment 29, posted at 09.06.12 17:47:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • Aaaaahhhh, the only good part of Steyn’s game is kak.

  • Comment 30, posted at 09.06.12 17:47:21 by lostfish Reply
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  • HT Boks 6 – 6 Poms

  • Comment 31, posted at 09.06.12 17:47:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 30) : Which Steyn?

  • Comment 32, posted at 09.06.12 17:47:58 by klempie Reply

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  • So the Bulls don’t get a 3 week break? :???:

  • Comment 33, posted at 09.06.12 17:48:49 by Ben Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 32) : 1D Steyn

  • Comment 34, posted at 09.06.12 17:48:59 by lostfish Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 27) : forwards bashing and backs kicking…
    No wonder HM wants to kill the wireless….

  • Comment 35, posted at 09.06.12 17:49:42 by Franshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 21) :

    :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 36, posted at 09.06.12 17:50:14 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 34) : His passing has been kak as well! :roll:

  • Comment 37, posted at 09.06.12 17:50:46 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 37) : but at least before you could almost always count on his goal kicking.

  • Comment 38, posted at 09.06.12 17:55:55 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 35) : I hate this stupid queue we make to advertise the kick. And why is every ruck a two minute affair? Jeez, man, can´t we speed the game up? Or can´t our players get into position fast enough?

    It´s soccer fever here in Europe and I keep telling the Germans how boring their game is, but this is just meh.

  • Comment 39, posted at 09.06.12 17:56:55 by rhineshark Reply
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  • The Stormers get accused of playing a defensive game plan but it sure as hell works a lot better than the Bulls game plan we are witnessing now!

  • Comment 40, posted at 09.06.12 17:57:05 by Ben Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 34) : I called for a change after 15 min….

  • Comment 41, posted at 09.06.12 17:57:07 by Franshark Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 38) : Tell me about it…

  • Comment 42, posted at 09.06.12 17:59:03 by Ben Reply
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  • Morne’s kicking out of hand has been good. I’d give him that much.

  • Comment 43, posted at 09.06.12 18:00:08 by Ben Reply
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  • Missed most of the 1st half: how have the Sharks Boks done?

  • Comment 44, posted at 09.06.12 18:00:25 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 44) : Everyone’s boring.

  • Comment 45, posted at 09.06.12 18:01:42 by klempie Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 44) : Like we expected. One dimension.

  • Comment 46, posted at 09.06.12 18:03:44 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 44) : Albert’s motm so far….

  • Comment 47, posted at 09.06.12 18:03:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lostfish’s lovechild scores in the corner.

  • Comment 48, posted at 09.06.12 18:07:31 by klempie Reply

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  • Morne over…….

  • Comment 49, posted at 09.06.12 18:07:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • AB´s would have scored long before that. At least we got there in the end.

  • Comment 50, posted at 09.06.12 18:07:46 by rhineshark Reply
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  • And it had to be Morne! :roll:

  • Comment 51, posted at 09.06.12 18:08:00 by Ben Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 48) : walking a fine line there Klemps ;-)

  • Comment 52, posted at 09.06.12 18:08:01 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 51) : At least Lambie is on the field.

  • Comment 53, posted at 09.06.12 18:08:59 by lostfish Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 50) : did not expect an exiting game but the basics done well…..

  • Comment 54, posted at 09.06.12 18:09:14 by Franshark Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 52) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 55, posted at 09.06.12 18:09:16 by klempie Reply

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  • And Steyn misses again.

  • Comment 56, posted at 09.06.12 18:09:21 by lostfish Reply
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  • Why isn’t F Steyn taking the clearance kicks?? At least we would be taking play back into the Poms 22

  • Comment 57, posted at 09.06.12 18:10:25 by lostfish Reply
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  • Thank goodness for SANZAR. Otherwise we’d be watching this crap for 6 weeks of the year. :???:

  • Comment 58, posted at 09.06.12 18:10:44 by klempie Reply

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  • Morne conversion missed
    SA 11 – 6 ENG
    48min

  • Comment 59, posted at 09.06.12 18:10:47 by Franshark Reply
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  • Boks seem to be gaining dsome rhythm at last.

  • Comment 60, posted at 09.06.12 18:12:39 by klempie Reply

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  • No man!!!! This is a test match. Kick the points!!! :evil:

  • Comment 61, posted at 09.06.12 18:14:16 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Hougaard spurns 3 points in favour of losing possession.

  • Comment 62, posted at 09.06.12 18:14:17 by klempie Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 61) : Still have Super Rugby on the brains.

  • Comment 63, posted at 09.06.12 18:14:49 by klempie Reply

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  • Habana is playing well tonight….

  • Comment 64, posted at 09.06.12 18:15:47 by Franshark Reply
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  • Etzebeth needs to bulk up.

  • Comment 65, posted at 09.06.12 18:15:53 by rhineshark Reply
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  • So hoped Lambi would replace Steyn….. at least his on

  • Comment 66, posted at 09.06.12 18:16:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 63) : Yip :roll:

  • Comment 67, posted at 09.06.12 18:17:35 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 63) :

    Last week they had test match rugby on the mind …

  • Comment 68, posted at 09.06.12 18:17:47 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 68) : :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 09.06.12 18:18:53 by rhineshark Reply
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  • that was about the 3rd high tackle

  • Comment 70, posted at 09.06.12 18:18:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 68) : Still not talking to you. :twisted:

  • Comment 71, posted at 09.06.12 18:19:05 by klempie Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 68) : hey hey, we don’t talk about last week here…. :-)

  • Comment 72, posted at 09.06.12 18:20:23 by Franshark Reply
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  • Marcell had disappeared a bit. Poor dude must be knackered.

  • Comment 73, posted at 09.06.12 18:22:05 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 72) :

    Dont keep your emotions bottled up .. its bad for you :P

  • Comment 74, posted at 09.06.12 18:22:44 by Zibbie Reply
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  • That was a good looking move…. good ground gained by FS

  • Comment 75, posted at 09.06.12 18:23:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • We are very ineffective at things we seem to have practised during training.

  • Comment 76, posted at 09.06.12 18:23:16 by rhineshark Reply
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  • JdV!!!!

  • Comment 77, posted at 09.06.12 18:23:46 by klempie Reply

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  • That’s a very good try by the Boks. :cool:

  • Comment 78, posted at 09.06.12 18:24:10 by klempie Reply

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  • Habs has gotten his mojo back it seems :grin:

  • Comment 79, posted at 09.06.12 18:24:13 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Yeeeeeeeeessssssss

  • Comment 80, posted at 09.06.12 18:24:38 by Franshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 79) : Was thinking the same thing. :cool:

  • Comment 81, posted at 09.06.12 18:24:39 by klempie Reply

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  • I get the feeling the Boks are going to take it up a gear now…

  • Comment 82, posted at 09.06.12 18:25:00 by klempie Reply

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  • Let´s see if we´ve got killer instinct now. GO BOKKE AND RUB THEIR NOSES IN THE SWEET DURBAN TURF!!

  • Comment 83, posted at 09.06.12 18:25:38 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Let Lambie kick FFS

  • Comment 84, posted at 09.06.12 18:26:03 by lostfish Reply
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  • Steyn’s missed again.

  • Comment 85, posted at 09.06.12 18:26:03 by klempie Reply

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  • Morne conversion missed
    SA 16 – 6 ENG
    62min

  • Comment 86, posted at 09.06.12 18:26:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lambi to kick the next time…. come-on…..

  • Comment 87, posted at 09.06.12 18:27:25 by Franshark Reply
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  • Poms get a penalty.

    Boks 16 – 9 Poms

  • Comment 88, posted at 09.06.12 18:27:38 by klempie Reply

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  • Now we give away more that half our try gain directly afterwards. No man!!!!

  • Comment 89, posted at 09.06.12 18:27:46 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Poms get another penalty.

  • Comment 90, posted at 09.06.12 18:28:56 by klempie Reply

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  • Bring on Keegan….. now

  • Comment 91, posted at 09.06.12 18:29:03 by Franshark Reply
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  • And now another stupid mistake again, FFS!!

  • Comment 92, posted at 09.06.12 18:29:33 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Boks 16 – 12 Poms

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  • Farrel PK
    SA 16 – 12 ENG
    66min

  • Comment 94, posted at 09.06.12 18:30:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • Poms offsides. Penalty waiting.

  • Comment 95, posted at 09.06.12 18:31:45 by klempie Reply

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  • Morne for poles

  • Comment 96, posted at 09.06.12 18:32:31 by klempie Reply

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  • Oh crap Steyn is going to kick again…

  • Comment 97, posted at 09.06.12 18:33:26 by lostfish Reply
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  • Through.

    Boks 19 – 12 Poms

    69 mins

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  • Morne PK
    SA 19 – 12 ENG
    69min

  • Comment 99, posted at 09.06.12 18:34:06 by Franshark Reply
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  • Come on now!!!

  • Comment 100, posted at 09.06.12 18:34:09 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 97) : You should be more supportive of those you love.

  • Comment 101, posted at 09.06.12 18:34:14 by klempie Reply

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  • 70 mins

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  • Ru not too shabby at 9 tonight.

  • Comment 103, posted at 09.06.12 18:35:44 by klempie Reply

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  • Keegs is on!

  • Comment 104, posted at 09.06.12 18:36:49 by klempie Reply

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  • Yebo…. keegan on

  • Comment 105, posted at 09.06.12 18:36:58 by Franshark Reply
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  • Huge stiff arm on Kruger by Hartley in the tackle. Hope the bastard gets cited. :evil:

  • Comment 106, posted at 09.06.12 18:39:43 by rhineshark Reply
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  • I hope Mcloed is watching a master scrumy at work here…. man if only Pienaar was playing for the Sharks…. unstoppable……

  • Comment 107, posted at 09.06.12 18:39:54 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bok scrum as the Poms are wheeled.

  • Comment 108, posted at 09.06.12 18:40:40 by klempie Reply

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  • Coenie scrumming the kak out of the Poms :grin:

  • Comment 109, posted at 09.06.12 18:41:41 by rhineshark Reply
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  • that’s it boys…. love it

  • Comment 110, posted at 09.06.12 18:42:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 108) : Becomes a penalty for Pom scrum infringement.

    Morne puts it over.

    Boks 22 – 12 Poms

    78 mins

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  • Morne PK
    SA 22 – 12 ENG
    77min

  • Comment 112, posted at 09.06.12 18:43:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • 79 mins and the Boks have a lineout.

  • Comment 113, posted at 09.06.12 18:44:56 by klempie Reply

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  • Poms have the ball.

  • Comment 114, posted at 09.06.12 18:45:51 by klempie Reply

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  • Hooter goes.

  • Comment 115, posted at 09.06.12 18:46:13 by klempie Reply

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  • Foden is in the corner. To be TMO’d.

  • Comment 116, posted at 09.06.12 18:47:00 by klempie Reply

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  • Try.

  • Comment 117, posted at 09.06.12 18:47:28 by klempie Reply

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  • Habana back to his old tricks coming out of the defensive line.

  • Comment 118, posted at 09.06.12 18:48:10 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Damit, Eng score in the corner….

  • Comment 119, posted at 09.06.12 18:48:26 by Franshark Reply
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  • Crap

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  • If the conversion is good then I get the MP on Superbru

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  • Farrell misses.

    FT Boks 22 – 17 Poms

  • Comment 122, posted at 09.06.12 18:49:15 by klempie Reply

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  • Damn you Farrell

  • Comment 123, posted at 09.06.12 18:49:25 by lostfish Reply
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  • Should have put these Poms away. But we´ll get better, that´s for sure.

  • Comment 124, posted at 09.06.12 18:49:39 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Well, not spectacular, but a decent hitout given the lack of preparation and mental shift they had to make from Super Rugby.

  • Comment 125, posted at 09.06.12 18:50:01 by klempie Reply

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  • SA 22 – 17 ENG
    FT

  • Comment 126, posted at 09.06.12 18:50:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • I think Ruan was definitely the better scrum half tonight

  • Comment 127, posted at 09.06.12 18:51:29 by CS Reply

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  • @lostfish (Comment 121) : I had Boks by 10, darn last try :evil:

  • Comment 128, posted at 09.06.12 18:51:34 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bokke! Not the prettiest but we’ll take it.

  • Comment 129, posted at 09.06.12 18:52:02 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 128) : I had them by 3

  • Comment 130, posted at 09.06.12 18:52:36 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 129) : Far from pretty but it is a start.

  • Comment 131, posted at 09.06.12 18:53:03 by lostfish Reply
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  • @CS (Comment 127) : Agree.

  • Comment 132, posted at 09.06.12 18:53:18 by klempie Reply

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  • If The Pumas win we have a clean slate by the Southies….

  • Comment 133, posted at 09.06.12 18:54:02 by Franshark Reply
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  • @CS (Comment 127) : It looked that way simply because the game opened up. Why we don´t play a fast, in-your-face game I can´t understand. Why can´t our ball carriers get ready quicker and take the ball running? Alberts tried it once near the end and found a massive hole, but dropped the ball. Is that the problem, that our forwards can´t catch running at speed?

  • Comment 134, posted at 09.06.12 18:55:18 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Who won MOtM?

  • Comment 135, posted at 09.06.12 18:56:05 by Ben Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 133) : Who are they playing?

  • Comment 136, posted at 09.06.12 18:56:40 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 135) : Probably between Alberts and Habana.

  • Comment 137, posted at 09.06.12 18:57:06 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 135) : alberts

  • Comment 138, posted at 09.06.12 18:57:11 by Franshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 136) : Italy.

  • Comment 139, posted at 09.06.12 18:57:20 by Ben Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 136) : France

  • Comment 140, posted at 09.06.12 18:57:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 136) : Italy

  • Comment 141, posted at 09.06.12 18:59:58 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 139) : @robdylan (Comment 140) : Make up your minds, dudes! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 142, posted at 09.06.12 19:00:06 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Frans had a really good game at 12. Jean could make a decent 13. Good call HM.

  • Comment 143, posted at 09.06.12 19:02:24 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 142) : :-) Ben is right….

  • Comment 144, posted at 09.06.12 19:04:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • Congrats Bokke…

    Not the best game but a good win…

  • Comment 145, posted at 09.06.12 19:13:04 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 144) : Thanks. Cool, should 4/4 for the south then. :grin:

  • Comment 146, posted at 09.06.12 19:13:10 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Habana was really good…and someone on here was laughing at me last week when I said he has been good this year…he was the clear standout backline player of the game…

  • Comment 147, posted at 09.06.12 19:13:54 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Morne did not look that good…

    Hougaardt a bit slow in clearing the ball out the rucks early on and not the best choices…

    Kirshner was nowhere….

  • Comment 148, posted at 09.06.12 19:16:00 by Hmmm Reply

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  • That big 13 of theirs was nowhere!??!

  • Comment 149, posted at 09.06.12 19:17:15 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 149) : Dude, which game were you watching? He was everywhere… and Jean DeVillier’s bleeding face was testimony to that. It was only our excellent Commited defence that kept him in check.

  • Comment 150, posted at 09.06.12 19:23:30 by CS Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 150) :

    I meant he made no impact!!
    JdV, Bizzy and FS broke his def…he only broke the def once but got nowhere after FS smashed him to the ground….

  • Comment 151, posted at 09.06.12 19:27:13 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 148) :

    Lambie in for Sideshowbob , Elton in for Mornet Stain and Ruaan Pienaar in for Hougie .. Sorted

  • Comment 152, posted at 09.06.12 21:20:26 by Zibbie Reply
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  • I think JdV did a superb job with his firts Captaincy, and he played his heart out. Alberts was fantastic, so was Habs. Ru impressed bigtime. Thought our 3 debutants did a very good job.Lambs also made a huge impact when he came on. Darn damn damnit..I never thought I’ll say this, but Coenie did excellent work in the scrum!

    For 3 quick camps and 1 weeks prep, I think we did a good job. If Steyn had his kicking boot on, this would have been a comfortable win.

    Looking at the injuries (bleeding, black eyes etc, it looked like a blooming WAR!) And the kakies lost!

    Wonder if Barrit can see this mornin..

  • Comment 153, posted at 10.06.12 08:35:26 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 153) : khakies drollie… :roll:

  • Comment 154, posted at 10.06.12 08:41:53 by klempie Reply

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  • News just in…Christian Stewart is in Auction Alliance doodoo.

  • Comment 155, posted at 10.06.12 08:45:58 by klempie Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 152) : Now that`s funny!

  • Comment 156, posted at 10.06.12 10:07:13 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 153) : now that is test match rugby.big hits and I love it..
    Big vic showed us all up last night..we can’t leave that man out of the sharks set up honestly..
    Wonder if pienaar will start ahead of hougaard?hope so didn’t enjoy his play last night.
    Wonder how frans steyns kicking is haven’t seen him kick in so long?

  • Comment 157, posted at 10.06.12 12:03:12 by shaniboi Reply

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  • South african rugby looks rosey indeed..true test will come in the rugby championships though.

  • Comment 158, posted at 10.06.12 12:06:19 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 152) :

    Sounds like a plan…
    I will also replace Spies…Potgieter was very good in the S15…will play him in place of Spies…

  • Comment 159, posted at 10.06.12 12:48:15 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @Hmmm (Comment 159) : so was Keegan…

  • Comment 160, posted at 10.06.12 13:12:06 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 160) :

    Nowhere near Potgieter…and Potgieter conceded 19 less penalties…lol

  • Comment 161, posted at 10.06.12 14:44:54 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Didnt read all you guys’ comments. But, Marcell and Willem were massive!! I think they must now be the starting pair for the Sharks from now on. Seems they packed in their A-game for the test and held back at the Coke Tin :mrgreen:

    Lambie was much muuch MUCH more involved and a factor than Krusty ever was and will be. But prepare yourselves to see Lambie more in the 15 jumper. Morne sees Johan Goosen as his biggest competition and sees Lambie as the perfect fullback….

    Jean also had the game of his life. Never seen him play like this for the WP…or very long ago.

    Hougaard was a bit of the ball and disappointing, JPP a lil anonymous and Habs epic!

    Also think that the debutants showed WHY they were chosen and stepped up big time.

    Lets see “who” arrives for the second test!! They cant go on like this for 3 tests in a row AND then go on to finalise the S15 in the same state. And then the 4Nations (what the heck is the name of the new tournament) awaits!! :shock:

  • Comment 162, posted at 10.06.12 19:25:54 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 162) : The Rugby Championship.

  • Comment 163, posted at 10.06.12 20:42:03 by Ben Reply
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