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Sharks XV keep up the momentum


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 25 Mar 2013 at 11:00
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Vodacom Cup flyhalf Fred Zeilinga once again underlined his credentials, as the Sharks XV recorded yet another close, but significant, win on Saturday. Zeilinga’s goal-kicking and all-round play were a big factor in the side’s 34-33 win over Free State at Kings Park on Saturday afternoon.

In a see-sawing game between two evenly-matched sides, the Sharks XV never established any sort of a comfortable lead and it was only a missed conversion by Free State’s Tewis de Bruyn that enabled the hosts to take a two-point advantage into the half-time break, after each side has managed two tries. For the Sharks XV, Sizo Maseko opened the scoring after Zeilinga and de Bruyn had traded penalties. Free State then scored twice, before Zeilinga himself added the full seven points to give his side a 20-18 lead.

The visitors scored first after the break, with de Bruyn again missing the conversion in the tricky wind. Another penalty – after two more misses – saw the Sharks starring down the barrel of a 6-point defeat with less than a quarter of the game to play. They again showed a lot of character, though, to score twice in the final ten minutes, once through wing S’bura Sithole, then again through hooker Franco Marais, with Zeilinga nailing both conversions. With the bonus point – and the win – already in the bag, Free State’s consolation try right at the death could only secure them two bonus points.

Zeilinga extended his lead at the top of the individual points-scoring table and the Sharks VX likewise now enjoy a 3-point buffer at the top of the South Section log.

Sharks XV – Tries: Sizo Maseko, Fred Zeilinga, S’bura Sithole, Franco Marais; Conversions: Zeilinga(4); Penalties: Zeilinga(2)
Free State XV – Tries: Rossouw de Klerk, Joubert Engelbrecht, Elandre Huggett, Freddie Ngoza: Conversions: Tewis de Bruyn (2); Penalties: De Bruyn (3)



31 Comments

  • :twisted: Good game to watch, right up to the final play. Good win boys! :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.03.13 11:24:37 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • What’s going to become of fred? I mean he can’t play vodacom cup rugby for the rest of his career. Or is he young enough to still play under21 and so on?

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.03.13 11:51:54 by shaniboi Reply

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  • @shaniboi (Comment 2) : he’s still under 21…. relax!

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.03.13 12:17:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : what happens after that? he should get a run for the currie cup before province make him an offer

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.03.13 13:07:39 by Poisy Reply
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  • pity we dont have a limpopo blue bulls for the south lol would do the other teams some good to run up points difference.seriously though these guys should not have a team in the vodacom cup how can someone score 20 tries against you

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.03.13 13:10:16 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 4) : I’d be very keen to see Fred play Currie cup this year.

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.03.13 13:38:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • With Pat playing for bokke Fred will play currie cup rugby.

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.03.13 17:13:15 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 7) : hmmm…. Riaan and Meyer are ahead of him though.

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.03.13 21:22:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • Was disappointed to see an old hasbeen like Joubert displace the impressive Tyler Fisher at 13. I hear this kid is the real deal – what is the take on this kid?

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.03.13 14:24:17 by Saffex Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : They may be, but that Fred has got some class. A game now and then wont do him or the team any harm.

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.03.13 14:42:23 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 10) : hey look – if it were up to me, Fred would start and finish the Currie Cup season as Sharks flyhalf. That boy has class written ALL OVER HIM

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.03.13 15:32:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Saffex (Comment 9) : I am a BIG Tyler fan…. Big, strong, fast and knows his way to the tryline like few others. I’ve heard there are concerns about his defence and option-taking, but man, you can’t complain about his try-scoring records at any level he’s played at.

    As for Marius, well… I’m told the team responds well to his presence.

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.03.13 15:37:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Old Marius actually had a pretty decent game over the weekend.

    Whenever the FS guys ran at him, they not only got tackled but the ball was turned over by him.

    I’m no fan of his and before the game I was looking at his frail old body :mrgreen: thinking “what you still doing there old man”….then he showed me. :shock:

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.03.13 15:42:58 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan thanks for the insight. Wonder what the issue is with defence, you with think a big strong guy having played 13 most his life would be a handy defender.

    I would imagine option taking concerns at 13, would amount to him trying too much on his own?

    I have read that he is a real talent, but have not seen him play given I live in the UK. By all accounts he should make the Baby Bok side so should see him in action in a few months time.

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.03.13 16:47:02 by Saffex Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 14) : where in the UK?

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.03.13 17:10:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hey Rob, don’t think viljoen is a good 10. Bosman could be good if given the chance but will play 12 in currie cup as Steyn will be with the bokke. Hope Ludik will also be with the bokke then Fred can play 10 for Sharks.

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.03.13 17:31:23 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 16) : I think Viljoen is an awful flyhalf… Last year’s Currie Cup showed that.

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.03.13 17:35:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • I live near Ipswich, been here since 99. Take it you are in Durbs?

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.03.13 17:42:57 by Saffex Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 18) : try Sevenoaks, Kent :)

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.03.13 18:05:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ok you have me stumped here, how do you deliver an artcile on a Vodacom Cup game, living in sunny Kent??

    Or am I completely off the page here?

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.03.13 18:19:49 by Saffex Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 20) : I read, I assimilate, I have spies…

    This is not easy, by any means!

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.03.13 18:21:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • Damn and I thought you may have had the key to Vodacom Cup TV coverage here in the UK!!

    In a nutshell you are a diehard Sharks fan who takes the following to a different level…..respect.

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.03.13 18:52:53 by Saffex Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 22) : Thank you – and I can’t tell you how it frustrates me that there’s simply no way to view Vodacom Cup or Age Group rugby here….

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.03.13 19:50:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : If it is on supersport then it is being streamed on some site some where I guarantee you. I more often watch sport online then I do on the TV so the Sharks XV would have definitely been streamed as it was on SS HD1.

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.03.13 20:46:23 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 24) : But if you want to watch SWD vs Limpopo there is only 1 option, go to the game :P

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.03.13 20:47:44 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 25) : if you do you must really keen to watch rugby.

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.03.13 21:10:48 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Ok Rob that was what i was thinking to but decided to be more respectfull of the site rules. I also wanted to say Frans is fat but I did not do that out of respect for the site rules. :twisted:

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.03.13 21:14:35 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 26) : Lol that’s for sure.

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.03.13 21:16:59 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : True, but I love that guy. The drop goal to sink WP in R1 was excellent.

    More UK Sharkies, awesome!

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.03.13 05:37:25 by Here be dragons Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : Does this mean that you did not see this game? If so then I hope whoever gave you the match reports stressed how good Zeilinga was.

    @FireTheLooser (Comment 13) : Agree, Joubert was very good.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.03.13 08:56:32 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 30) : yes and yes.

    I must say, it’s a testament to how good Fred is that even in the South Section, where teams don’t get the 100-point-gimme victories over VerreNoord, he’s still top of the points-scoring table.

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.03.13 09:16:27 by robdylan Reply
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