It’s old against young in interesting scheduling conflict

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 18 Jun 2012 at 09:18
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Guess what fans… John Smit’s testimonial match this Friday night is on at exactly the same time as the IRB Junior World Championship final between South Africa and New Zealand. Now which genius allowed that one to happen?

Rugby fans – and I guess Sharks fans in particular – will be hard-pressed to pick which one of these to watch and I’m guessing that with the result of the JWC game of far more immediate importance, many a PVR will be called into service to record the Barney’s Army game, which will be broadcast live on SuperSport 5 whilst the Junior Boks take centre stage on the flagship SuperSport 1 channel.

Perhaps this is just a symptom of too much rugby in the calendar, but one would have thought that somebody within the corridors of power, either at SARU or at SuperSport (who after all, own a stake in the Sharks) might have pointed this one out to Mr Smit and the Sharks ahead of time. After all, it’s not like the JWC hasn’t been on the calendar for quite some time…

Again, seems unfortunately like a case of the left hand and the right not even being in the same room, never mind attached to a single body.


  • Sheeshlikit! That’s now planning!…NOT…

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.06.12 09:49:59 by Ice Reply
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  • SARU would have trouble organising a piss up in a brewery.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.06.12 09:52:05 by lostfish Reply
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  • WHO CARES ABOUT JOHN’S TESTIMONIAL? this is an IRB junior world champ FINAL…john can go fly a kite

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.06.12 10:10:22 by Megatron Reply

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  • As a sharks supporter I think I`ll be watching the John Smit match.
    Guaranteed to see a shark lift the cup for a change!
    It`s been a while . . . :sad:

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.06.12 10:12:43 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Sharks/Barney’s Army on Record 4 me…i have to watch the Baby Boks lift that cup!!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.06.12 10:15:34 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 5) : Same here!

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.06.12 10:31:47 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 3) : let’s be fair, the Barney’s Army match will probably be watched primarily by Sharks fans – and you aren’t one.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.06.12 10:35:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : And thank heavens for that.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.06.12 11:20:45 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • On evidence drawn from watching Barney play for the Barbarians a few weeks ago we’re probably not going to be seeing much of him, except at lineout time. Probably worth recording for a later scan-through, though.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.06.12 16:22:44 by rhineshark Reply
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