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Rugby Championship 2013: Australia (12) v South Africa (38) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 7 Sep 2013 at 11:13
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Welcome to the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, where the Boks have yet to taste victory.

They face Australia at 12h05 SA time.

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Nick Cummins, 13 Adam-Ashley Cooper, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 James O’Connor, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia (captain), 8 Ben Mowen, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper

Substitutes: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Scott Sio, 18 Ben Alexander, 19 Ben McCalman, 20 Jake Schatz, 21 Nic White, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Jesse Mogg

South Africa: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Gurthrö Steenkamp, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Juandré Kruger, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jan Serfontein



114 Comments

  • Argies, the rain, and the ref just did us a big favour…

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.09.13 11:27:39 by klempie Reply
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  • Go Boooookkkkkkkkkeeeeee!!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.09.13 11:30:23 by RuckingFun Reply
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  • Hmmmm…Sharpey’s not a bad pundit on the mike.

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.09.13 11:32:35 by klempie Reply
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  • Is Pocock still injured?

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.09.13 11:41:46 by klempie Reply
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  • Decidedly average Bok team with a particularly conservative game-plan against a weak-as-piss Australian team who’ll only win by virtue of the “travel factor” & refereeing decisions going the way of the home team. Yawn.

    I hope I’m wrong and we have an exciting test ahead, but I’m looking forward to the Currie Cup more than this one…

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.09.13 11:50:34 by MerckZ Reply
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  • Kom nou is dit GATSKOP tyd Bokke!!! EK maak staat op ons onner kaptein!!! GO BOKKKE!!!! Help my op my bru table!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.09.13 11:57:37 by R Hayward Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 5) : I’m going out for coffee with the family. I’ve set the game to record. Not sure why – I know I won’t watch it.

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.09.13 11:58:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 5) : but I’m looking forward to the Currie Cup more than this one…

    Wow….thst’s saying something!

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.09.13 12:00:57 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 8) : NO you are not alone! Every year I cant wait for CC time!!! It’s the best rugga competition in the WORLD!!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.09.13 12:02:24 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @R Hayward (Comment 9) : Not at the moment bro. This is the kakkest CC I’ve seen. It’s like watching Vodacom Cup. So if Merck is looking FORWARD to it, then the Rugby Championship is REALLY shit!

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.09.13 12:04:09 by klempie Reply

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  • Bissy! :grin:

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.09.13 12:07:09 by klempie Reply

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  • DID you SEE that steal from Bissie!!!! THATS why he will ALWAYS be my 1st choice in any team!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.09.13 12:08:08 by R Hayward Reply

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  • VRYSTAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.09.13 12:13:52 by R Hayward Reply

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  • Coenie try

    5 – 0

    6min

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.09.13 12:13:54 by DBOY Reply

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  • 7 – 0

    6min

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.09.13 12:14:39 by DBOY Reply

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  • yellow to Alberts

    7 – 3

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.09.13 12:16:47 by DBOY Reply

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  • 10 – 3

    Anyone following the updates?

    14min

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.09.13 12:22:12 by DBOY Reply

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  • Jannie back on
    Coenie off

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.09.13 12:22:46 by DBOY Reply

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  • @DBOY (Comment 17) : nee almal voor die tv

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.09.13 12:24:52 by DBOY Reply

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  • Cummins with a nice break

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.09.13 12:25:16 by DBOY Reply

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  • Boks escape…

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.09.13 12:25:58 by DBOY Reply

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  • Penalty on 50m for Aus.

    Lineout outside Boks 22m

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.09.13 12:26:40 by DBOY Reply

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  • Beast killing the Ausie scrum

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.09.13 12:30:19 by DBOY Reply

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  • JDV not releasing.

    10 – 6

    22min

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.09.13 12:31:44 by DBOY Reply

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  • Thats a linout man!!! He caught the ball infield THEN took it out!

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.09.13 12:33:26 by R Hayward Reply

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  • missed DG by Steyn.

    Penalty Boks

    13 – 6

    27min

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.09.13 12:37:31 by DBOY Reply

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  • Getting the short end of the stick at the moment from the refs

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.09.13 12:39:07 by byron Reply

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  • Boks killing Aus scrum on the 50m

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.09.13 12:42:00 by DBOY Reply

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  • Boks penalty infront

    16 – 6

    34min

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.09.13 12:43:59 by DBOY Reply

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  • Bissie and Louw masters on the ground. Welcome back in the number 2 jumper

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.09.13 12:47:23 by DBOY Reply

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  • Boks scrum pen.

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.09.13 13:10:32 by DBOY Reply

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  • That should have been a yellow offside and knocked

  • Comment 32, posted at 07.09.13 13:13:35 by byron Reply

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  • Michael Hooper Yellow

  • Comment 33, posted at 07.09.13 13:13:57 by DBOY Reply

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  • now to go for the kill

  • Comment 34, posted at 07.09.13 13:14:24 by DBOY Reply

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  • That should be red

  • Comment 35, posted at 07.09.13 13:15:13 by byron Reply

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  • 19 – 9

    50min

  • Comment 36, posted at 07.09.13 13:15:30 by DBOY Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 35) : agreed

  • Comment 37, posted at 07.09.13 13:15:55 by DBOY Reply

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  • Head neck and shoulder makes contact with ground

  • Comment 38, posted at 07.09.13 13:16:29 by byron Reply

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  • Shoulder from Flip vd Merwe.

    Penalty only

  • Comment 39, posted at 07.09.13 13:17:43 by DBOY Reply

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  • 19 – 12

    53min left

  • Comment 40, posted at 07.09.13 13:19:01 by DBOY Reply

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  • Can we get Lambie on at #15 please H.Meyer

  • Comment 41, posted at 07.09.13 13:20:51 by DBOY Reply

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  • because i know ur fav son wont be subbed

  • Comment 42, posted at 07.09.13 13:21:41 by DBOY Reply

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  • Aus attacking now

  • Comment 43, posted at 07.09.13 13:23:13 by DBOY Reply

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  • Haha….did you see Etzebeth throwing Quade around like a rag doll?? :lol:

  • Comment 44, posted at 07.09.13 13:24:16 by klempie Reply

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  • 2 , 5 , 1 subbed Boks

  • Comment 45, posted at 07.09.13 13:24:37 by DBOY Reply

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  • What a try!!!!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 07.09.13 13:27:36 by klempie Reply

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  • Shit I hope Habs is ok.

  • Comment 47, posted at 07.09.13 13:27:52 by klempie Reply

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  • JDV try

    24 – 12

  • Comment 48, posted at 07.09.13 13:28:22 by DBOY Reply

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  • 24 – 12

    60min

    Steyn missing another

  • Comment 49, posted at 07.09.13 13:29:20 by DBOY Reply

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  • Good kick Pienaar

  • Comment 50, posted at 07.09.13 13:31:45 by DBOY Reply

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  • Jannie limping off

    Coenraad on

  • Comment 51, posted at 07.09.13 13:32:10 by DBOY Reply

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  • Etzebeth man handleling Genia

    Boks Pen.

    Going for lineout

  • Comment 52, posted at 07.09.13 13:33:06 by DBOY Reply

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  • Sideshow!!!!

  • Comment 53, posted at 07.09.13 13:34:19 by klempie Reply

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  • Kirchner try

    29 – 12

  • Comment 54, posted at 07.09.13 13:35:38 by DBOY Reply

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  • 65min

    31 – 12

    Bokke!!!

  • Comment 55, posted at 07.09.13 13:36:24 by DBOY Reply

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  • Le Roux you fucking legend!!!!

  • Comment 56, posted at 07.09.13 13:37:48 by klempie Reply

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  • Le Roux Bonus point try

    36 – 12

  • Comment 57, posted at 07.09.13 13:37:52 by DBOY Reply

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  • 38 – 12

    69min

  • Comment 58, posted at 07.09.13 13:39:00 by DBOY Reply

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  • Suncorp Staduim goes quiet

  • Comment 59, posted at 07.09.13 13:39:36 by DBOY Reply

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  • Aussies morale crushed. Let’s turn the screws boys.

  • Comment 60, posted at 07.09.13 13:39:46 by klempie Reply

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  • Boks on fire

  • Comment 61, posted at 07.09.13 13:40:27 by DBOY Reply

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  • 10, 12, 6 Boks subbed

  • Comment 62, posted at 07.09.13 13:40:52 by DBOY Reply

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  • LOL…what was that restart from Quade. Lame.

  • Comment 63, posted at 07.09.13 13:41:40 by klempie Reply

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  • Where’s all the assholes that knocked the BOKKE?!?!?!?! NICE GAME BOKKE!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 64, posted at 07.09.13 13:42:52 by JD Reply
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  • Our forwards really laid the platform today.

  • Comment 65, posted at 07.09.13 13:43:35 by DBOY Reply

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  • Kruger nice impact he made

  • Comment 66, posted at 07.09.13 13:44:57 by DBOY Reply

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  • Pienaar off

    Vermaak on

    Good game by Pienaar

  • Comment 67, posted at 07.09.13 13:47:30 by DBOY Reply

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  • Good kick Lambie

  • Comment 68, posted at 07.09.13 13:49:21 by DBOY Reply

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  • 38 – 12

    FT.

    Boks bonus point win

  • Comment 69, posted at 07.09.13 13:51:14 by DBOY Reply

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  • Awesome. Next week is going to be a cracker.

  • Comment 70, posted at 07.09.13 13:51:52 by klempie Reply

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  • Ons het die potensiaal om die AB te wen

  • Comment 71, posted at 07.09.13 13:52:55 by DBOY Reply

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  • @DBOY (Comment 71) : Ons doen.

  • Comment 72, posted at 07.09.13 13:56:04 by klempie Reply

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  • Great game Bokke! So happy

  • Comment 73, posted at 07.09.13 13:56:43 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 64) : reporting for duty sir. Show me the comment where you predicted a bonus point win?

  • Comment 74, posted at 07.09.13 14:00:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m glad to say I was wrong. It wasn’t sterling, nor was it stirring in terms of game plan – but it was rather convincing and well executed. The Australians were abysmal and gave up totally after 70 minutes. Clancy was inconsistent – but still a huge improvement on Steve Walsh and his RUI performance in our last match – Refereeing Under the Influence.

    Well done Boks. I eat my words – with pleasure.

  • Comment 75, posted at 07.09.13 14:04:48 by MerckZ Reply

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  • What a game! :grin:

    Great play from Willie, JDV, Bissie and all the loose forwards in particular! Big improvement from Pienaar.

    Still can’t believe Alberts got a yellow for that…. :shock:

  • Comment 76, posted at 07.09.13 14:06:02 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • As much as people have a go at Heyneke, you simply cannot doubt how much he cares. Almost giving himself a heart attack and then he cried in happiness at the end. Having a coach who cares that much about our team and country means a lot to me!

  • Comment 77, posted at 07.09.13 14:09:24 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • @SeanyJMc (Comment 77) : Just watched his post-match interview and it’s SO nice hearing him talk when I think back to the shit PDivvy was dishing up.

  • Comment 78, posted at 07.09.13 14:21:55 by klempie Reply

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  • I must stop drinking now or I’ll miss the MAIN game at 19:00!!!!

  • Comment 79, posted at 07.09.13 14:35:12 by R Hayward Reply

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  • That Heyneke, what a clown. Clearly no idea what he’s doing. ;-)

  • Comment 80, posted at 07.09.13 14:37:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • Damn him for coaching us to 9 wins in a row. Two away wins. Bonus point win in Aus. Curse you and your dof Blue Bulls game plan. ;-)

  • Comment 81, posted at 07.09.13 14:38:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 81) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 82, posted at 07.09.13 14:47:52 by klempie Reply

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  • Did anyone else love Kirchners strong ball carrying? …He’s really good at running into contact and getting knocked backwards and almost losing the ball… :|

  • Comment 83, posted at 07.09.13 14:50:52 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 81) : Today was the first time HM achieved anything with the Boks to set himself apart and well done to him.

    From today onwards, we’ll be looking at him in a different light, as long as the Boks results keep on improving.

    Hopefully we can beat the AB’s next week, but judging HM’s improvement graph, that one can wait ’till next year.

    The next milestone will be to win the rest of our home games (which will probably mean winning the Championship, which will be quite big).

  • Comment 84, posted at 07.09.13 16:01:10 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @SeanyJMc (Comment 83) : You also notice his try? How safe he is under the high ball? No-one else made any mistakes? :roll:

  • Comment 85, posted at 07.09.13 16:49:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 84) : If they keep on improving I’ll be getting really concerned for Heyneke’s health. Hopefully they have medics on standby just outside the coaches’ box. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 86, posted at 07.09.13 16:51:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • All the talk about SA being all brawn and no brain, and how skilled and clever the Ozzies are looked rather stupid today. :twisted: :cool:

  • Comment 87, posted at 07.09.13 16:53:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • And why were the dirty Ozzies not penalised for taking Etzebeth in the air at almost every line out and kick off? :evil:

  • Comment 88, posted at 07.09.13 16:55:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • So HM’s Lager Mentality is starting to pay off it seems…. pwhahahaha!

  • Comment 89, posted at 08.09.13 06:27:29 by Uli Reply
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  • I loved the game, but I’m still not content with Kirchner at 15.

  • Comment 90, posted at 08.09.13 12:38:45 by David12246 Reply

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  • I don’t think people appreciate the hole the Ausies are in.

    Good performance ,but the Ausies are in dire straits and have been since last years eoyt.

    The Kiwi’s ,even without Mcaw ,are a notch up on any-side in the world, possibly even two.

  • Comment 91, posted at 08.09.13 13:00:39 by Talent Reply
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  • @David12246 (Comment 90) : Well I was pleasantly surprised. He did better than I thought he would. It was a well rounded performance from the entire team. Hope they can keep to the same sort of pace.

    I feel a little more positive with regards to the game against the AB even though they are a completely different beast.

  • Comment 92, posted at 08.09.13 16:58:29 by Farlington Reply

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  • Rob I did not think the Bokke would get a bonus point, but I did not bitch about how kak HM & Bokke was. I said after 2 games Bokke was top of log but people bitched as if they lost all the games!!!!!

  • Comment 93, posted at 08.09.13 23:32:46 by JD Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 91) :

    Yup, they’re one from six this year. Not exactly the yardstick you measure yourself against.

  • Comment 94, posted at 09.09.13 15:55:31 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • I’m kinda surprised about the lack of discussion regarding the Bok win on this site. :shock:

    What gives? Are you blokes disappointed that they won?

  • Comment 95, posted at 09.09.13 19:21:22 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 95) : I think most have decided to keep the cork on the champagne bottle until we’ve faced the AB’s…as Sharks supporters, we know all to well what happens when celebrating too early. ;-)

  • Comment 96, posted at 09.09.13 20:55:09 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 95) : You forget this is a sharks website and Meyer is a former Bulls coach who picks Morne above the blue eyed boy. Even though more Sharks in the team than current Bulls.

    Granted one feels he made mistakes last year ala Greyling and Potgieter, but it was quickly rectified. I myself don’t like Kirchner, but he fits in.

    Nine wins in a row? Historic win? What about RC title? The cork will remain closed here until end of year tour, if that is also successful, it would probably be just luck. :-)

    But I have to say the AB are a totally different kettle of fish. There is no such thing as a weak AB team. We are still underdogs.

  • Comment 97, posted at 09.09.13 21:55:38 by Blue Centurion Reply

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  • I have now watched the game 3 times, the first time was on Saturday night when I already knew the result so there was complete focus on who was doing what and an absence of emotion that often clouds my take on the game. Sometimes the game I see the second time is very different especially if the Sharks or Boks are playing. Got to hand it to Meyer. Kirchner came off, great display at full back. The centres worked well, I wasn’t sure of JJ, always thought the likes of de Jong were unlucky. I am now a Willie le Roux fan and we don’t seem to be missing a fit Brussow. But that was Australia and at their current level you can’t right off Argentina next weekend. We will see how really good we are if we can beat the Kiwis or even hold them to within 7 points. My concerns are as follows, although the tight five played as good as I have seen them, a second division club team would give the Aussie front row a good go, Flip did give away far too many penalties. But my biggest concern is Steyn his defence wasn’t very good a lot of guys covered for him. The No 10 channel will be worked by NZ. He missed a reasonably easy kick at poles so he is not at his best yet. He never crosses the gain line and was indecisive on a few occasions with ball in hand, NZ will make you pay. But apart from the kicking for poles he has never been strong around the field. What is cause for grave concern is that a number of his kicks were aimless and literally just a turnover, it was only poor play that stopped the Aussies from punishing us. NZ will punish us.

  • Comment 98, posted at 09.09.13 23:07:42 by markp Reply

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  • @Blue Centurion (Comment 97) :

    Perhaps the corks will only come off when HM is coach no more.

    It’s all a little overly parochial though. The -world appendage suggests more open-mindedness. More inclusion.
    Perhaps this site would be more aptly named: http://www.sharkslaager.co.za? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 99, posted at 10.09.13 01:26:45 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 99) : I think most of the knowledgeable Sharks supporters on this site respect HM, we might not be fans of his style of rugby. It has been successful so far but the real test will be next weekend. I for one am very pleased with the result as we all want the Boks to shine no matter who the coach is. I am not “popping corks” just yet. We beat a very poor Wallaby side on Saturday, I reserve judgement on the strength of the Boks until we come up against the World Champs. We all got very excited when the Boks crushed the Argentinians, look what happened the following week. Does everyone have such short memories?

  • Comment 100, posted at 10.09.13 10:16:24 by markp Reply

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  • @Blue Centurion (Comment 97) : You are being unfair now – bloggers here no longer call for Lambie above Steyn – its now Pat above Kirchner, even though it was said that Pat should only be considered as a 10 and has not played 15 all year. :twisted:

  • Comment 101, posted at 10.09.13 10:25:41 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 99) : I would prefer http://www.sharkslarger.co.za/?

  • Comment 102, posted at 10.09.13 10:30:38 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 101) : Lambie above kirchner is preferable to me as well, I am no fan of Kirchner. But he was solid on saturday and slotted in perfectly with the gameplan. Same with Steyn.
    Steyn is not the ideal man to have at 10, but he is the best we have at this moment.

    Let’s see by next year this time, if Goosen, Zeilinga, Boshoff or Pollard can put their hands up enough to justify their place above Steyn.

  • Comment 103, posted at 10.09.13 10:50:57 by Blue Centurion Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 101) :

    PREACH!!! ;-)

  • Comment 104, posted at 10.09.13 11:54:15 by wpw Reply
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  • bunch of girls still crying about Sharks supporters wanting to see Sharks players in the Springbok team…..and that on a Sharks fan site…how could you woolies :twisted:

  • Comment 105, posted at 10.09.13 12:11:24 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Blue Centurion (Comment 103) : Zane does fit in perfectly and I can’t fault his selection. IMO Willie and Habs are able to play with their natural flair and because of the dependability that guys like Zane and Morne bring. Gives them some room to make the odd mistake without having too much of an impact. Realistically in test match rugby we can’t have 10 through 15 all with the license to thrill. I’m pretty sure thats what the aussies just tried to do.

  • Comment 106, posted at 10.09.13 12:53:34 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 106) : But that’s exactly what the AB’s 10 through 15 will be doing

  • Comment 107, posted at 10.09.13 13:10:47 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 107) : True, the ABs are a different beast and their back line is as talented as they are solid. All of them have had quality experience.

    I should have emphasized the “we” part as currently I believe Zane is our best choice and compliments the attacking talent he has either side of him. If we had a young fit Andre Joubert on the other hand… ;-)

  • Comment 108, posted at 10.09.13 15:01:58 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Ludick is a great alternative option and not one dimensional as K, and doesn’t just play well when playing against weak teams,

  • Comment 109, posted at 10.09.13 16:32:55 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 109) : Yeah. Ludik would have been my ideal choice if HM had given him some caps prior to Championship. He really should have been given a chance to prove himself against Scotland, Samoa and Italy.

  • Comment 110, posted at 10.09.13 17:32:53 by gregkaos Reply
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  • I don’t think these ABs are that good. Least not nearly as good as last year’s team or the one that won the WC.
    They are as ripe for the taking as the Wallabees.

    If the Boks lose, it won’t be by much, and it won’t be because they are a better team. The primary reason for a Bok loss will be because it’s the 2nd week of a tour and there will be an inevitable low after the high.

    The Boks will beat them in the home match for sure.

  • Comment 111, posted at 11.09.13 01:41:56 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 110) :

    Ludik is way down in the pecking order, giving him a cap just to see something that’s already known is a waste. SR is where players should prove themselves.

    In the current Bok squad, there are Kirchner, le Roux, Lambie and Pienaar. All competent fullbacks. Outside the current squad, there is Frans Steyn when healthy or Gio Aplon.

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 112) : Pienaar a competent fullback? Pass the pipe!

    He’s been shocking every time he’s played there.

  • Comment 113, posted at 11.09.13 09:11:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • I would have thought Ludik would have ticked pretty much all of Meyer’s boxes as a fullback. Sure, he doesn’t have le Roux’s electrifying pace or step, but he’s safe as houses on defence, while still able to join the line effectively. Really not sure why he never got a look-in.

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