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Sharks maintain perfect record


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 15 Mar 2014 at 18:55
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The Sharks have beaten the Reds by 35 points to 20 in Durban to record a fourth successive victory in the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby competition.

In a game where the home side favoured a territorial gameplan rather than trying to do too much with a slippery ball, the Reds inability to adapt to referee Lourens van der Merwe worked in the Sharks’ favour. They scored good first half try to Willem Alberts, after a poor kick from SP Marais was turned into a great one by JP Pietersen and S’bura Sithole, but otherwise relied on the reliable boots of Frans Steyn and Pat Lambie, who between them kicked six penalites in a dominant first-half showing. The Sharks lead 25-6 as half-time loomed, with a spilled ball on the line from center Mike Harris just before half time the closest the Reds came.

A tricky half hour followed, though, as the tiring Sharks opted to defend their lead and were drawn into a looser game by the Reds. Working their way through their fumbles, Harris eventually made amends with about 25 minutes to play, latching onto a great pass form a drifting Quade Cooper to score under the posts. A Lambie penalty virtually straight after saw the Sharks maintain a two-score buffer, but at 28-13 the Reds were well back in the contest. A few moments (and slipped tackles) later, ever-dangerous Will Genia had scored a second for the visitors and it was the men in red who had the spring in their step, trailing by just 8 with a quarter of an hour to play.

This Sharks team knows how to dig deep, though and did so again this week, working their way back into Reds territory and eventually forcing a breakthrough, which came in the form of a yellow card to beau Robinson for a lineout infringement. The hosts kept up the pressure and eventually managed to edge further forward as Dale Chadwick scored a great prop try after captain Bismarck du Plessis had made the initial surge. Lambie’s conversion pushed the margin out to 15 and the Sharks will bank another good win, despite battling to get out of third gear for an hour – and spending the other 20 minutes in reverse.

Sharks 35: Tries Willem Alberts, Dale Chadwick. Conversions: Pat Lambie (2). Penalties Frans Steyn(2), Lambie (5).
Reds 20: Tries Mike Harris, Will Genia. Conversions: Quade Cooper (2). Penalties Cooper (2).



76 Comments

  • Sharks!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.03.14 19:02:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Lewies played well, especially in lineouts. Horwill got in front of him once, otherwise we won all of them

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.03.14 19:13:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • As one of Chadwicks biggest critics, may I congratulate him on a far better scrummaging performance and a beaut of a try

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.03.14 19:25:40 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • That was no mistake from SP. He went for the cross kick

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.03.14 19:25:59 by woody Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Yeah I thought so too. He seemed maybe a little nervous in the beginning. Huge huge relief and now hope he just keeps getting better.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.03.14 19:27:46 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 3) : Both Dale and Lourens scrummed much better today. Love seeing a prop score a try.

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.03.14 19:28:26 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @woody (Comment 4) : Hahaha that’s what he will be saying for sure.

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.03.14 19:36:26 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : @gregkaos (Comment 5) : Agreed. My heart skipped a beat when I saw him go down in the dying seconds.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.03.14 19:46:01 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @woody (Comment 4) : Looked like he was probing for touch like he did on a few other occasions. If it was planned it was brilliant vision from SP.

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.03.14 19:48:19 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 8) : Any news about that? I know we have Marco Wentzel in reserve, but we have terrible luck with locks…

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.03.14 20:05:08 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @MerckZ (Comment 10) : Was just cramp.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.03.14 20:11:11 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : Was sitting right there, that came straight of the side of his boot, definitely was not intentional, good work by JP without expecting it.

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.03.14 20:12:39 by Seth101 Reply
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  • More worried about Willems hand, was holding it and looked in pain when he walked off.

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.03.14 20:17:38 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Well Done SHARKS!!! Nerve-wracking or WHAT!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.03.14 20:18:31 by [email protected] Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 12) : Thanks. Good work from JPP then as you mentioned.

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.03.14 20:26:47 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : Off the topic, sorry. How much data would a typical rugby match use up on your Drifta?

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.03.14 20:38:10 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Sharks must work at that 20/30min when they go to sleep in the second half, that first 20min of the 2nd half is often where a game is won or lost.

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.03.14 20:52:33 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Ireland 6 nations champs. Thank you, thank you and thank you once again.

    Go well BOD.

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.03.14 20:55:16 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 16) : None, a Drifta works off a type of encrypted TV signal. That’s why there’s currently only coverage in cities. Check coverage map before you consider purchasing. My wife has driven me around Centurion and Pretoria while I watch the game without interruption so coverage seems decent in the cities.

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.03.14 21:32:03 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Just read that Jake White stated that the Sharks thought they were on the verge of a bonus point when they went for lineout resulting in Chadwick’s try. They seem to be in a really weird headspace after Odwa and PSdT’s news which may provide some context to their disappearance in the second half.

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.03.14 21:35:47 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Lewies is playing so good rugby and he’s still young. Great find for the Sharks! !!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.03.14 22:52:48 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) : I think Jake was joking and Gavin Rich wasn’t sharp enough to pick it up

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.03.14 00:06:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • I redirect the weird headspace comment at Gavin Rich in that case

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.03.14 07:37:36 by vanmartin Reply
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  • The Sharks are winning even thougt we have not hav a great game so far. I would like to see some set piece moves In the coming weeks. But I won’t complain. Can’t wait to see the Sharks gelling better. I hope we hit top form on tour and keep until the final!

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.03.14 08:46:23 by Shark Overide Reply

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  • So off to loftus it is then…. Hope we give a VERY GOOD showing there…. as I will be surrounded by bulls this coming weekend!!!
    PS: What has Deysel said in the sideline interview with him? I was watching from a distance at the time…

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.03.14 09:48:11 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @R Hayward (Comment 25) : Deysel was asked about the knock he took in training. Said he and Bismarck collided and he came off second best.

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.03.14 10:09:36 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 23) : @robdylan (Comment 22) : @vanmartin (Comment 20) : let me tell you that zombie act was palpable in the stadium,15 good to great players all at once just switched off,big worry for the Great White and yes for us in the stadium and for all intent and purpose they were going for a bonus point try.

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.03.14 10:16:06 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 27) : very bizzzare stuff

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.03.14 10:18:03 by benji Reply
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  • Congratulations to the Sharks for a good win – they thoroughly deserve it.

    I was worried about the Sharks for a while at least when the Reds camped in their half for lengthy periods in especially the second half. Both Reinach and Lambie had to try and relieve the pressure by kicking balls to relieve the pressure.

    However the most worrying factor was the performance of Francois Steyn. Lambie past the ball six times to Steyn. Three of those balls Steyn passed to Sithole (2) and Marais (1). The other three balls he got caught in possession and hung onto the balls – giving away penalties (2) and spilling the other ball.

    Lambie eventually knew better than to pass the ball to Steyn. When a team for long periods is under pressure – it is wise not to pass to an under-performer.

    To Steyn’s credit – his defense this time was better than it was in his previous three games. However, he still stood around looking sheepish when he did not even try to tackle Harris before the latter scored his try.

    I would say that since Steyn’s good effort in the first game in Super 15 this year – he has regressed in every game since then and hopefully yesterday’s game will be the lowest he would go. Any further deterioration would be a disaster for the Sharks.

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.03.14 10:28:46 by Michael Reply

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  • @Michael (Comment 29) : He must be a hell of player then, delivering a Man of the Match performance in his deteriorated state? Perhaps your expectations differ to his actual style of play and role in the team.

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.03.14 10:56:24 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Comment 30 Steyn got the MOM in his previous game for kicking balls at goal. The rest of his game against the Lions were seriously questionable because of inaccurate passing, losing of possession of the ball and very poor defense – missing 2 of his 4 attempted tackles.

    I am not so worried about his kicking at goal – it is the rest of his game that worries me most. As the series goes on – his ball handling has deteriorated – his defense has been highly questionable (he missed nearly a quarter of all attempted tackles) – he makes no line breaks and beat only a few tackles – his ball possession losses are mounting and so are the penalties he gave away.

    None of the latter makes for having confidence in him as a player. It is really essential that he does improve in all-round performances – otherwise we are going too suffer later in the season.

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.03.14 12:27:30 by Michael Reply

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  • @gregkaos (Comment 26) : cool, thanks man. So i asume it’s nothing serious?

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.03.14 13:07:56 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @Michael (Comment 31) :
    Relax mate. Against the Lions Frans was at 10 with 10 minutes notice. This time around he had a brand new centre partner. There was bound to be an issue or two.

    Yes he was poor on attack yesterday. Very poor in fact. But class is permanent – he will come right.

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.03.14 17:27:56 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Happy with S’buru at 13! With Jordaan fumbling almost every ball (even his try) I feel just so more secure with S’bu there.
    Steyn needs to improve on defence though. His opposition beat him twice to cross our line.
    We need to start with McLoed though to generate momentum. Cobus is not cutting the starting berth as yet and is far better playing from the bench.

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.03.14 20:25:38 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 34) : I’m happy with S’bura too however Jordaan will still be my current first choice. He has been outstanding. His defense has been top notch, the fumbled ball he collected was brilliant IMO. Sprinting and gathering the ball that was a kicked off to the side. He only just got his finger tips to it but still managed to pull it in. I suspect you might be judging him on fumbling exceptionally difficult ball to work with, but I’m struggling to think of a incident that I think his handling was poor.

    Steyn, well not his best day. Cobus has been brilliant IMO

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.03.14 22:03:32 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @Michael (Comment 31) : In addition to kicking at poles, Steyn has managed to pilfer ball on more than one occasion while defending. His defence has on occasion managed to rob opposition’s attacking movements of any momentum. His long skip passes have put our outside backs into space and he’s made some very decent tactical kicks. Steyn’s style of play has always mixed the magical with the mediocre. Some of this he’s pulled off with no preparation for playing in a certain position. Also keep in mind the majority of the team was rubbish during certain parts of yesterday’s game. Finally, all our matches were played in the Durban humidity. Fumbles are part and parcel of that. Still feel you’re focusing on faults while not seeing the bigger picture due to incorrect expectations. Steyn is an adventurous player. It sounds like you’re expecting him to be a more calculated player. Given enough experience he may become both but afford Jake the necessary time to develop that.

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.03.14 22:37:52 by vanmartin Reply
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  • One of the reasons why I make postings on this site to start interesting discussion of topics – and my comments on Styn was just such a discussion point.

    I do believe that there are real issues with the performances of Steyn – to my mind he has not really lived up to full expectation thus far this year and that there are scope for improvement in his performances. Some comments that resulted from my posting indicated that at least partially there are issues where some improvement by Steyn are necessary – eg in defense.

    The real issue here is that there are elements in Steyn’s game that needs to improve and one can only hope that for the sake of the team as a whole those improvements are forthcoming.

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.03.14 03:18:31 by Michael Reply

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  • @Michael (Comment 37) : sorry what? Steyn hasn’t performed this year. I must’ve been watching different Steyn then

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.03.14 06:52:17 by Ludz Reply

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  • One of our best start to a s15 season yet?

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.03.14 07:19:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Michael (Comment 37) : Michael, can’t disagree that there’s plenty of room for improvement but that could be said of virtually any player in the squad.

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.03.14 07:30:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 39) : My memory is a bit hazy on the stats but definitely our best start in recent years I would suspect

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.03.14 07:32:44 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 39) : @vanmartin (Comment 41) : Definitely our best start to S15, previous best start was S14 back in 2007 where we won 6 from 6, then went on tour and became the first team to lose to the Force (if I remember correctly).

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.03.14 07:46:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • I think Jannie Dup should be minus his match fees.

    This is not soccer, the referee – whether he’s a total idiot or just a semi idiot – deserves respect.

    Talking that way to a referee should never be tolerated. I think he has become a bit comfortable (read familiar) with younger boet Bissie as captain.

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.03.14 07:49:13 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Best starts in SuperRugby, by year – games we played before losing a match.

    2014 – 4 …
    2011 – 4
    2009 – 4
    2008 – 8, (6 wins then a draw & win (first loss – game 9)
    2007 – 6
    2001 – 5

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.03.14 07:52:35 by Letgo Reply
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  • I think we are seriously underestimating how good a win that was. Look at that Reds 23 on paper- it is a very good side and yes their results havent shown it this year but they have the team to be doing a lot better than they have been playing. So full credit to the Sharks. Also dont under estimate the toll this week has taken on the players. Odwa is a key senior member of the team so I can guarantee that some team mates were affected by his fathers passing. Also throw in the season ending injury to PSDT which would also have affected the mindset. SO in context a very good win that. Marcel Coetzee was outstanding again, Lewies stood up well but also believe Kanko is doing a lot of leading in that pack. Sithole was pretty decent for his first run- hope he gets a meaningful go at 13.

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.03.14 08:00:30 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 45) : TBH, I think you need to make sure you don’t read to much into the score of the Reds game, The Reds could have easily run away with this game had it not been for their poor handling, they left 3 tries begging 2 on the try line and one on the 22m with a open line. The way I see it, they ran holes through our backs, and that was very disturbing. The Sharks can count them selves a tad lucky in that sense and I hope they pull up their socks. When we did take control of the game it was pretty awesome to watch, even though it took them about 15-20 minutes to get into the game though the reds was all over us, and then 5 minutes before halftime the Reds took over the game again and then after half time until to 35 minute. Credit to the Sharks for taking their opportunities when they did have them, but to let a team take control over them like the Reds did, the Reds should have put 50 points over them.

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.03.14 08:19:27 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 46) : Well that was kinda my point- it was a good Reds team that i thought played pretty well bar a few errors. They probably have the quickest backline in the comp so will always be dangerous. When we kept it close in our forwards we started to control the game better.

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.03.14 08:22:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 47) : Yes sure, I think the score line is very deceiving tbh.

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.03.14 08:38:19 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 47) : Impressive to see the Sharks switch from predominantly backline play to forward oriented play. Shows the ability to play Plan A or Plan B.

    They’ll just have to refine this aspect of their game, as they completely lost the plot in the second half. I think Reinach struggled to figure out how they gained control of the game in the first half.

    He tried to give the ball to the backline, whom through handling difficulties struggled to get us out of our half.

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.03.14 08:51:30 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • So, even before I have read any of the above, I do just wanna mention that I have been 1st on Sharksworld Superbru for 2 weeks in row!…. :shock: :shock: :grin:

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.03.14 09:08:07 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 50) : Congrats bud! Let me make use of your soothsaying abilities. Are you backing the Blues or Cheetahs for this coming weekend?

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.03.14 09:13:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Honestly when was the last time we were 4 from 4 at the beginning of the season…in February at the Shark Tank. The guys have been fantastic. I don’t need to see perfect rugby – (no such thing anyway) I just love to see winning rugby. They guys were playing off their feet in that energy sapping weather, and then not to mention the Reds playing wider in the half. A year a ago we were loosing to the Lions, and we certainly would have lost against the Reds. Lets not even mention that we weren’t scoring trys. They all get 10 from me.

    So chuffed to have JP back. Just need Ruan back and it will almost perfect. :grin:

    Ps….must be the longest Bissie has gone without getting a yellow card. Being Captain has been the best thing for him IMO.

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.03.14 09:23:47 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Michael (Comment 37) : to be completely fair, the ONLY posts you have yet made have been to ctriticise Steyn. Makes it look as though you only really have one opinion – or rather, one agenda.

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.03.14 09:30:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 51) : Oooo the pressure…but I would go for the Blues…..Cheetahs dont seem to have found their groove….Please don’t sue me though :shock:

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.03.14 09:32:09 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 54) : No worries, I had already made my LMS pick when I asked your opinion (also went with the Blues). I’m just feeling a little insecure about my choice for some strange reason. :grin:

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.03.14 09:45:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 35) : Jordaan just seems to be juggling and dropping too many of the balls currently whereas S’Buru came in with a solid grip. IMHO I just get the idea that he is a lot more at ease in attack at 13.
    I rate Cobus but not enough at this stage to build a game plan around him (playing off 9) McLeod gets us over the game line with ease. He does the basics better and gives Lambie more time. Rather bring in Cobus to sneak in those attacks when the opponents are tired. It changes our rhythm and allows new opportunities.

  • Comment 56, posted at 17.03.14 09:57:05 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 36) : Steyn is a great player and saved our bacon against the Lions, but the ease with which he was beaten twice by his opposite number on Saturday was chilling. If 12 did not knock the first opportunity the fans would have been calling for his head. They must look to improve on this channel.

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.03.14 10:04:28 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • I have a serious problem – and that is perhaps that I think very highly of the Sharks team as a whole. I do not really criticize players – unless they clearly under-perform or perform below what I expect from them.

    I was criticized by dealing with Steyn only in my postings – but to me he did not meet up with my expectations after a good start against the Bulls. He was hogging balls against the Hurricanes with very little to show for it – and was not really up to standard against the Reds as well. I expect much more form him and it is perhaps disappointment that resulted in my recent postings.

    The only other player I have question marks about performance-wise is Jannie du Plessis and he has not yet come under real scrutiny by me. On Saturday was also put off a bit by Kankowski’s performance – but it was not so bad to warrant outright criticism.

    I wish I can write favourably about Steyn – we badly need star performances by him – but so far he has been to my mind a disappointment. I take part in the Foxport fantasy league selections and his performance in that competition collected all of zero points for his performance – that despite the two penalty conversions that should have given him 6 points. The other facets of his play was inadequate – so I am not alone in rating Steyn as having performed poorly.

    Wish to see him doing well – so i hope it materializes

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.03.14 10:45:17 by Michael Reply

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  • If I may enter the Steyn debate, at the risk of getting Rob’s back up.

    I think he has some great strengths, like converting long range penalties, big and strong and can take the ball up over the advantage line. But it is the fact that he also has some serious weaknesses that have always concerned me the most, in the main being: his reluctance to pass the ball, especially with our outside backs, suspect defence and decision making.

    Risk analyis: do the pro’s outweigh the cons – for Jake it seems so

  • Comment 59, posted at 17.03.14 10:47:41 by stevovo Reply
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  • @stevovo (Comment 59) : I think most of you forget how much he actually brings to the team , more than those few points you made.
    If he had to get injured now you would be the first to cry after the first game played without him.

  • Comment 60, posted at 17.03.14 11:07:28 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @stevovo (Comment 59) :

    A couple of Steyn’s passes not just against the Reds, but also in the other 3 games, provided clean breaks for our outside backs. He maybe doesn’t pass that often, but the pass isn’t always on. I think he can still go better, but he’s been pretty darn good in these first few weeks.

    I can’t remember once when there was a glaring opportunity out-wide when he just took the ball up. He carries the ball a lot, but that is part of our game plan. He only passes when there is space. I’m happy with that.

  • Comment 61, posted at 17.03.14 11:12:17 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Michael (Comment 58) : I think we’re starting to understand where the other is coming from and you do make some valid points. I just want to ensure that credit is also given where it is due.

    Steyn’s defence has been mentioned by a number of people and is a good example of where there’s a mixture of pedestrian and game-changing. I’ll cut him a tiny bit of slack this week though as I struggle to think of any 12 that could have adequately anticipated and defended some of Cooper’s play. Cooper’s attacking lines, distribution and timing on the pass scare me.

  • Comment 62, posted at 17.03.14 11:54:30 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 62) : Agree ,just watching quality like that is amazing,but shows how lacking Sharks are in that 10 position

  • Comment 63, posted at 17.03.14 12:17:23 by benji Reply
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  • we almost have the whole backline covered here.

    Uli hates Reinach
    Benji hates Lambie
    Michael hates Steyn

    Someone else is always majorly down on Jordaan (can’t remember who)

    Keep going guys :)

  • Comment 64, posted at 17.03.14 12:22:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 62) : I agree ,its amazing to watch quality like that in action but alsao shows how lacking the Sharks are in a proper 10

  • Comment 65, posted at 17.03.14 12:24:42 by benji Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) : KSA hates Chadwick
    Saffex hates the world

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  • @benji (Comment 63) : No sir, you don’t get to turn my admiration of another player into a Lambie-bash. I’m a fan of both players and Lord knows for all that I admire about Cooper I don’t want two of him striding our fair world.

  • Comment 67, posted at 17.03.14 12:32:33 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Benji hates Lambie so much he posts about it twice.

  • Comment 68, posted at 17.03.14 12:34:18 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 67) : :lol:

  • Comment 69, posted at 17.03.14 12:34:56 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Can I just again point out to everyone that
    a) we have won four from four
    b) we have scored two bonus points. In Durban. In Feb/Mar
    c) we have conceded no bonus points
    d) we have (ample) room for further improvement

    I think a little more happy and a little less bitchy is called for…

  • Comment 70, posted at 17.03.14 12:35:09 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 70) : Very important point you make…we have conceded NO bonus points.

  • Comment 71, posted at 17.03.14 12:44:13 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 70) :

    e) we have the best points difference in the competition
    f) We have conceded the second-fewest tries (just 1 behind a team who has played 1 game less)
    g) We have scored the second-most tries (Blues and Canes are both 1 ahead but are both well down the log having lost 3 games apiece)
    h) We have kicked 16/16 in the last two weeks

  • Comment 72, posted at 17.03.14 12:45:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) : Saffex: ‘You stupid idiot. Jordaan is too small to play 13. To Fruean, Jordaan will be nothing but a speedbump’

  • Comment 73, posted at 17.03.14 12:46:58 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 64) : Come on Rob, I liked him last week :D

  • Comment 74, posted at 17.03.14 12:55:59 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 74) : that is true :)

  • Comment 75, posted at 17.03.14 12:58:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 66) :
    @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 68) :
    :lol:

  • Comment 76, posted at 17.03.14 13:06:06 by Big Fish Reply
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