Richard Ferguson

Currie Cup 2012 – Sharks (30) vs Lions (14) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Sharks on 18 Aug 2012 at 18:00
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The final match of the weekend, and one of the more interesting ones at that, is the Sharks hosting the Lions at Mr Price Kings Park. This match could go one of two ways, with the Sharks winning by a large margin thanks to the Lions being disrupted by external factors, or the Lions winning by a large margin, with the external factors pumping the team up to a good performance.

The Sharks see the return of three big names in Bresler, McLeod and Ludik, following their weekend off last week. There is also a small change in the loose trio, with the impressive Francois Kleinhans getting his first start in a Sharks jersey, forcing a shuffle.

The Lions got news of the external factors on Thursday, and it remains to be seen how it affects the team. The team shows only one change from the one who beat the Cheetahs so comprehensively last weekend, with Warren Whiteley coming in for the injured Derick Minnie.

As mentioned, this game could go either way, but my gut tells me the Sharks have the mental strength to pull this off.

Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Riaan Viljoen, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Jacques Botes, 7 Jean Deysel (captain), 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Wiehahn Herbst, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Dale Chadwick.

Replacements: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jandré Marais, 19. Lubabalo “Tera” Mtembu, 20 Cobus Reinach, 21 Marius Joubert, 22 Gouws Prinsloo.

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 JR Esterhuizen, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain).

Replacements: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Guy Cronje, 22 Ruan Combrinck.



25 Comments

  • Go LIONS!!! Show SARU

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.08.12 18:50:54 by Mutley Reply
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  • Let’s see if this game will be the game of the weekend

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.08.12 18:51:07 by FireTheLooser Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 1) : Show SARU what?! :roll:

    You won the CC last year, then used the SR to prove to SARU that CC form means nothing when playing the big league.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.08.12 18:52:38 by FireTheLooser Reply
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  • Score updates anyone?

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.08.12 19:29:49 by Pablo Dinero Reply
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  • sharks 6 – 7 lions

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.08.12 19:57:27 by durbsguy Reply
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  • Halftime
    Sharks 6
    Lions 7

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.08.12 20:02:29 by Mutley Reply
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  • And your team has won WHAT in the big league? The Lions beat you in the humble CC league, not so? ;-)

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.08.12 20:20:00 by diablo Reply
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  • Bosman slots another penalty from in front of the uprights
    sharks 9
    lions 7

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.08.12 20:20:21 by durbsguy Reply
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  • is everyone asleep?

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.08.12 20:26:34 by Die Kriek Reply
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  • Sithole in the corner and Bosman add the extra 2

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.08.12 20:26:44 by durbsguy Reply
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  • Ndungane in the other corner

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.08.12 20:32:56 by durbsguy Reply
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  • Bosman on target again Sharks 23-7 Lions

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.08.12 20:35:02 by durbsguy Reply
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  • Oh, yes!

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.08.12 20:36:58 by diablo Reply
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  • Lions score and Butch converts sharks 23-14 Lions

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.08.12 20:39:15 by durbsguy Reply
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  • Deysel forces his way over for their 3rd try

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.08.12 20:42:07 by durbsguy Reply
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  • Bosman on bang on again sharks 30 – 14 Lions

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.08.12 20:43:40 by durbsguy Reply
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  • Off sides

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.08.12 20:50:13 by diablo Reply
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  • changes aplenty for the sharks
    Reinach for Macleod
    Marias for Bresler
    Mtembu for Botes
    Joubert for Bosman

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.08.12 20:50:55 by durbsguy Reply
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  • F/T sharks 30 lions 14

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.08.12 21:02:38 by durbsguy Reply
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  • We weren’t bad, especially in the second half we came out really firing.

    For me, Bosman had a MOTM game – it seems that he’s finally found his feet for the Sharks.

    Much more exciting than the preceding opening game (Boks vs..) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.08.12 21:05:35 by FireTheLooser Reply
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  • The Lions are a broken team. Congratz on the win you guys.

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.08.12 21:07:23 by Mutley Reply
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  • Well done Sharkies

    Deysel in post match interview: “if you’re old enough you’re good enough.” :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.08.12 21:09:36 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 22) : Maybe an undercover compliment to Marius Joubert :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.08.12 21:31:11 by FireTheLooser Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 23) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.08.12 22:12:12 by Ben Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 23) : Nahhhh, then he would have said, “If you’re too old then you’re too good” :lol:

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.08.12 06:24:12 by KSA Shark © Reply
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