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Sharks player ratings v Lions


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 14 Apr 2014 at 10:12
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The Sharks recorded a win over the Lions on Saturday that was ultimately rather convincing, even if it took over an hour for them to finally get more than a score ahead and secure the result.

While it definitely wasn’t a vintage performance, with only a single try scored and numerous errors and transgressions halting progress, to rate it as a bad one would give no credit either to the tenacity of the Lions on the day, or to the composure and maturity that the Sharks showed in pulling it out of the back, especially after yet another early loss of a key playmaker. The team earns a rating of somewhere just south of 7/10 for this one – let’s look at the individuals.

1. Beast Mtawarira. This was a very good game from the loosehead. He appeared to have Julian Redelinghuys well under control (even despite an early penalty for scrumming in) and played an important role in ensuring possession and continuity, hitting scores of rucks and putting in some good carries. Possibly his best game of the campaign so far. 8/10
2. Bismarck du Plessis. He’s a multi-faceted player, is Bismarck and while some factors of his game shone like polished diamond, others were perhaps a little murkier. Certainly he spared the Sharks innumerable blushes with his strong breakdown technique, winning at least three good turnovers (or penalties) for his team. His set piece work was again above reproach. If we have to nitpick, we’d like to see some more work with ball in hand, perhaps as well as a little less “whining” when it comes to his handling of the referee. 8/10
3. Jannie du Plessis. That yellow card was appalling – at a time when the Sharks could little afford the momentum to shift, Jannie ensured that it did just that. Other than that moment of poor discipline, though, he had a pretty useful game. 6/10
4. Willem Alberts. A very good game from Alberts who is adapting well to the lock position. His lineout work was on par with expectation. Defensively, he again put in some very big hits, while his work with ball in hand, despite seldom making huge metres, always manages to tie up a defender or three. 7/10
5. Stephan Lewies. Some standout moments from the youngster, including a good lineout steal or two, which we’ve not seen before. He continues to impress with his athleticism and pace, even if you feel his own teammates are occasionally taken by surprise just as much as the opposition are. 6/10
6. Marcell Coetzee. An outstanding game from a man who puts in enough work for two ordinary players. If he doesn’t become a Bok starter based on this sort of showing, then I simply don’t know what more is expected of him. 8/10
7. Jean Deysel. A decent enough showing from the big flanker, but perhaps not quite enough stand-out moments to warrant a high rating. Tended to disappear at times against the Lions and could definitely have spent a bit more time either cleaning (which was needed) or carrying, because he hardly showed up in either role to any great extent. 6/10
8. Ryan Kankowski. You get the feeling we’re seeing bread and butter from this player at the moment, which is all well and good, except that what we love about him is the jam. Kanko is getting involved and putting in some decent physical work – while also keeping the error rate down – but it’s been a good while since we’ve seen any evidence of the x-factor that makes him such a special player. 6/10

9. Charl McLeod. Made a few rather rather glaring errors, admittedly many of them forced by the Lions’ breakdown spoiling tactics. That said, we’d like to see a bit more composure from such a senior player. 6/10
10. Fred Zeilinga. Looked to be chugging along quite well, even despite a missed goal-kick and one rather ill-advised long pass. Always calm and manages the game well, so we’ll hope his injury isn’t too bad. 7/10
11. JP Pietersen. A solid performance from a player who one feels is now starting to find his feet again. Some delightful interplay with Sithole down the left hand touchline – the two players seem to have a great “feel” for each other. All we need now is for him to start scoring some tries. 7/10
12. Frans Steyn. Saved the day once again, with those big goal kicks of his coming into play to break a persistent deadlock that otherwise seemed to have the Sharks baffled. I can’t say I really rate him as a top option at flyhalf, but you simply cannot doubt how influential a player he is, with big match temperament and unique skills setting him apart from all comers. 8/10
13. S’bura Sithole. Quite probably the best display from any many wearing 13 across all three conferences this weekend, which is bloody impressive given that this was only his fourth match as an outside centre. Bok selectors take note, a new contender has stormed his way into the game. 9/10
14. Odwa Ndungane. A really strong game to mark his 100th cap. You feel that opposition defences tend to focus a bit more on the obvious strike threats in the Sharks’ backline, leaving Odwa a little more room to maneuver than he would otherwise enjoy. 7/10
15. Lwazi Mvovo. A strong attacking performance from fullback, which is exactly what his coach would have wanted. In the past we’ve criticised Lwazi for not getting involved enough in the game – this move from White looks like a masterstroke in that regard. 8/10

16. Kyle Cooper. Credit for fitting 80 minutes worth of enthusiasm into 8 minutes on the park, although still not enough time to rate him on.
17. Dale Chadwick. Conceded a penalty in his first scrum, but otherwise looked the part in a Sharks pack that started to get well on top towards the end. 6/10
18. Lourens Adriaanse. Solid, without being a standout in any way. 6/10
19. Etienne Oosthuizen. Not on long enough to rate.
20. Keegan Daniel. Must admit I didn’t notice him at all in 12 minutes. 6/10
21. Stefan Ungerer. Not on long enough to rate.
22. Heimar Williams. Looked very dangerous and injected pace when taking the ball up. Steyn’s tendency to skip him perhaps limited his effectiveness on attack, but he did well on defence. 7/10
23. SP Marais. An encouraging showing indeed from a man who must be a little frustrated at finding himself on the bench. SP injected a fair bit of creativity and hlped revive a backline that looked to be running out of ideas in the second half. 7/10



62 Comments

  • The first game I saw Mvovo play for the Sharks, was the Sharks vs the B&I Lions. When O’Driscoll intercepted the ball and raced away but was caught from behind by this extremely fast laaitie, I turned to my friend and said that here is a Sharks legend in the making, and I’m glad he is starting to live up to that. There is not many more glorious sights in rugby than Mvovo in top form.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.04.14 10:22:01 by KingRiaan Reply
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  • This new backline combo is the realdeal. Can’t wait for it to fire on all cylinders and roar through the opposition.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.04.14 10:23:50 by Caratacus Reply
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  • Charl must lose a point for the way he bitch, complains and waves his arms around like a drunk speed cop, for f ? ck sakes play the game and stop moaning and crying!!!!!! Jannie can only get a 3, he needs a serious attitude adjustment and I would even go as far as dropping him from the match 23 if it does not change soon.

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.04.14 10:29:01 by JD Reply
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  • Jannie should be deducted more points for poor handling – two handling errors at critical stages.

    I also did not enjoy him and McLeod chirping at the ref the whole time. The Sharks need to let the captain do the talking.

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.04.14 10:32:53 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I think with his younger boet being the captain, Jannie has gotten a bit too big for his shoes. White needs to put a stop to that now, or it is going to really cost us.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.04.14 10:40:22 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Jannie has lost interest and is going through the motions only,misses easy tackles,in the backline knocking on when he shouldn’t be there,penalty give aways,he must go home rather,LM is no 15 but The Great White must have a plan playing him there,he never straightens line and runs sideways ,Sharks have no descent backline at all,when FS moves to 10 its all over on attack,they all run sideways,nobody straightens and attacks the gainline,or they isolate themselves which leads to turnover ball,Sbu got turned on every attack of his,lucky for that last pilfer of his and LM try.CM what nonsense at 9,cannot do basics rite and passes to isolated players in backline ,that’s why no team tries only opportunistic tries,FS what a player,great long passes,cuts out half Lions in one move,he simply great,has pure rugby kop,pity others not on same page

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.04.14 10:47:22 by benji Reply
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  • Any news on Freds leg and Odwa’s shoulder?

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.04.14 10:48:21 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 5) : @KingRiaan (Comment 5) : I am with you. Jannie needs to work on his ill discipline and his binding. He is becoming a major liability and I would prefer us benching him for a while. I rate his game 4/10 for Saturday.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.04.14 10:48:25 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Bissie has to watch how he handles referees on tour.
    You get the feeling that they are allowing him certain freedoms of opinion because he is playing in front of his home fans but overseas they wont stand for his shit.
    Stop with the whining boet.

    Also, Rob, Francois Louw will be the Bok 6 going forward. And rightly so. Particularly considering that he may be captaining the Boks if HM feels JdV isn’t playing as well as he should be.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.04.14 10:48:30 by John Galt Reply

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  • I agree with everyone who said Jannie must lose points max 4 for that blatantly stupid no arm charge down (one cannot call it a tackle) then arguing with the ref about it. Did Paddy o’ Brien tell him it was ok to do this? Do you even care what your huge ego is doing to your teammates Jannie? Besides that incident, your scrummaging was not deserving of a 6 the ref doesn’t see both sides of the scrum but the camera does. Alberts deserves at least an 8 playing out of position against a top form scrum outfit like lions and still doing well. Adriaanse 7 he is solid and reliable and disciplined, sometimes these things alone are what make you stand out. F Steyn also 9/10 you cant say he saved the day and rate him less than any other player. The rest I would say is accurate.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.04.14 10:51:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @benji (Comment 6) : Mvovo played Full back and did great with good attacks from the back as well. Every ball that Sbu carried, he made meters! That is why the MOTM. And it is not just this game. McLeod gets us on the front foot and gives momentum. There were plenty opportunities for tries but bad handling let us down

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.04.14 10:53:11 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Would just like say to
    Lions it was great experience at Ellis,wonderfull atmosphere,great music and vibe even to dancing girls,you don’t even get searched on enetering stadium cause there is no no nonsense,compare that to the stale nonsense dished up at the Tank,even the Sharks girls routine is old and sale,lot of work still at the Tank

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.04.14 10:56:26 by benji Reply
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  • I think Charl was worse than 6. He’s passing is really bad lately. Behind, over, under, short … and sometimes accurate.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.04.14 11:01:55 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 13) : It seems without Reinach there to push him, he has regressed into his old bad habits.

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.04.14 11:04:25 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @John Galt (Comment 9) : think Bissy iis adapting to Jannies attitude and that’s going to cost us on tour. On tour Jannie is not going to get away with half of the sh!t he’s doing at home.

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.04.14 11:20:52 by JD Reply
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  • Just my few comments…well the ones I can remember…I had lots straight after the game.
    What really annoys me is how the Sharks seem to be lately thinking they are above the law and continually whinge and whine at the ref. Bismarck, Jannie and Charl the main culprits. I think their egos need to shrink and again its a sign of the team following the captains lead. MCCloed was very poor and I was calling for Ungerer from the start of the 2nd half. Alberts and Coetzee were very good. As was Lewies and Kanko (Kanko is a very closely marked man but watch closely and you will see how many times he links up play.) For me Lwazi and Sithole were joint man of the match as both were outstanding. As for the bench, Chadwick deserves a 1 if that- of his 3 scrums he gave away 2 penalties. Williams was very solid and probably deserves a start, as does Adriaanse. Oh and lastly- can somehow show Deysel how to pass the ball…anyone?

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.04.14 11:31:52 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 15) :
    I can not agree more…..with this comment of yours and comment 3 you made.

    It’s a free for all to bitch and moan to everyone that feels like it. Jannie thinks that because his brother is captain he has free reigns to say whatever whenever……started with the backchat of the ref a few weeks ago. Best he sorts his shit out…..Bismarck need to tell everyone to shut the fcuk up and play.

    Charl is like a 3 year old who’s snot nose you need to wipe every 2 minutes…..really too many chiefs to little Indians.

    Still think Keegs need to start Saturday, Deysel disappointing, this oak needs to learn how to pass if there is space outside him. Seems he only wants to show off his bumpcar tactics every game…..fcuk the team let me show you how many guys I can run out of my way…

    Anyway we are still top…big test will come on your.

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.04.14 11:34:28 by Lieplapper Reply

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  • Although I’m not crazy about Charl impersonating a windmill at times, I saw him draw the referees attention to an indiscretion at one of the scrums when his attention was clearly elsewhere (the ref turned his head to Charl) and the Sharks were immediately awarded a penalty. I think it’s a timing thing. Charl should start learning when to do it and realise when it’s pointless.

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.04.14 11:35:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 12) : sounds like you want to be a Lions supporter… why not just do that and save us all from your negative nonsense?

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.04.14 11:36:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • Jeez, but you okes are a bunch of negative whingers.

    If I were a Sharks player reading this, I’m not sure I’d bother to go out and play my guts out “for the fans” this weekend.

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.04.14 11:39:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Lieplapper (Comment 17) : I agree and he gets knocked backwards by opositions tacklers,cannot see what value he adds to the team

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.04.14 11:43:01 by benji Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Bunch of negative Nancies….not too sure what more they want….maybe they’d prefer the Plum era to make an unwelcome return? :roll:

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.04.14 11:46:11 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : To be fair most people are worried about the continuous chirping from some Sharks’ players. You don’t want a ref to get fed up with your team, as it will start hurting you in the 50-50 decisions.

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.04.14 11:46:41 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Rob thank you I was just about to come on and say a similar thing to this ray of sunshine called Benji. But fortunately you got to it before me as I doubt I would have been as tactful and polite as you!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.04.14 11:48:36 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Lieplapper (Comment 17) : @benji (Comment 21) : Seems we’ve swopped Saffex in a two-for-the-price-of-one deal. :twisted:

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.04.14 11:49:01 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 22) : sorry if you see my comments as negative but the way some players are talking to the refs is going to bite the Sharks. Some day a ref is going to strip his moer and yellow card a player for chirping. As for Jannie he’s binding on the players arm and that’s illegal no matter who said what. So if criticising players for that is negative so be it I can live with that.

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.04.14 12:12:05 by JD Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 25) : :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.04.14 12:14:08 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) :

    I thought Charl was average, but I was pleased with the rest of the team.

    I just wish we could finish off some of those good positions we created for ourselves. Silly mistakes and getting frustrated with weird ref decisions makes me really nervous.

    I didn’t enjoy watching this game. I’m impressed that the boys managed to push for this win. Sharks of previous years would have looked at that first half and though – what the hell are we suppose to do to take the lead. Not this team. That second half was smart rugby, not as dominant as the first, but much, much smarter.

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.04.14 12:17:59 by Letgo Reply
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  • The key moment in this game is when the Lions took off Warren Whitely and the Sharks brought on Keegan Daniel. We looked more composed and they lost the plot for about 10 min in which time we won the game. 2 big coaching calls changed this game.

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.04.14 12:47:26 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Surely the Sharks deserve better fans than this group of whiners? :roll:

    Look at the freaking points table ladies! Sure it wasn’t perfect, but we are doing very well to be on top, while away wins are apparently as rare as well – adjusted Sharks fans.

    Complaining about Mvovo, Sbura and Frans? Seriously? Those 3 were gold this weekend.

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.04.14 12:55:43 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 30) : AMEN!!!!! Imagine if these guys were supporting the Cheetahs?

    Sorry I would prefer this winning rugby we are playing than scoring 6 tries and allow 8 in!

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.04.14 12:57:54 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • We are close to breaking free…Im just waiting for it too happened…If we keep winning and winning relatively convincingly, while knowing we have more in the tank – that can only bode well for the future. That is how I feel about the Sharks right now…

    They are not firing on all cylinders, but apart from 1 shocker vs Bulls, we have been in control of every game so far…I have a little hunch that when Kanko cuts loose in his traditional attacking way, the rest of the Sharks attack will flourish!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.04.14 13:21:49 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • My only complaints are still about Beast (who certainly was better, but not near his rampaging best) and Jannie. The latter is seriously painful too watch AND LISTEN TOO!! He thinks the world revolves around him and let us be honest. Who is the better all round player – Jannie or Louwrens??

    Dear god what is Jake going to do when Jordaan is fit?? Sithole is continuously giving Plumtree the bird with his performances. Exceptional on the weekend. They are both so dangerous, can you afford to have either of them off the field??

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.04.14 13:25:49 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 26) : No no, not talking about the players attitude toward the ref….talking about everyone complaining about how poor the Sharks are and how they are not title contenders and how they have basically lost every game thus far, except for on the scoreboard.

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.04.14 13:51:45 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • The reason Jannie and Charl bitch and moan is because Bismarck isn’t doing his job as captain. I true leader would have told them both to keep their traps shut and made sure that he did the communication with the ref. By communication I don’t mean whining at the ref like his boet and McLeod.

    Unfortunately, Bismarck doesn’t seem to have the natural leadership skills needed to read or handle a ref, stay composed or to get the players together. We seem to be playing as individuals with everyone their own captain.

    What’s more worrying is that he’s been well shy of consistently good form as player since he’s taken over the captaincy. Whether these are related is a matter of opinion.

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.04.14 13:58:16 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 29) : Couldn’t believe it when Ackers pulled Whiteley off. Neither could Whiteley, by his reaction – man was he pissed off! :grin:

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.04.14 14:00:18 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 34) : I don’t have any problems with the team, just the two whiners. Must say I’d prefer Sharks to play iffy rugby now and click after the international break than playing sparkling rugby now and iffy rugby during the playoffs. Iffy rugby and 9 point clear of the rest Sharks rule! !!!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.04.14 14:14:00 by JD Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 36) : Well it cost them the game.

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.04.14 14:26:02 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 35) : Spot on. Bissie needs to get the troops under control and make sure that his voice is the only one the ref hears. I wish that John Smit could pass on some of his expertise in dealing with refs to Bismarck: JS was a master of the art of suggestion and getting his way by getting on the good side of the ref. As much as I agree with what Bissie was arguing about I know that his approach wasn’t one that ever seems to work in terms of having a positive influence on officials.

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.04.14 16:11:37 by Greg Reply

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  • After reading through all responses to date and noting the accusations of ‘negativity’ by a few, I still have to say I don’t feel that Jannie du Plessis should be rated anywhere near a 6. His handling (I counted 3 times he knocked on in situations where he could have been expected to take the pass), the issue of illegal binding on his opponents arm, and of course the backchat to the ref. There are more yellow cards to come for Dr Jannie, mark my words. These lapses are going to cost the team dearly when they happen. I say WHEN and not IF because that’s the way I see it: an accident waiting to happen unless he gets reined in soon.

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.04.14 16:18:51 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 40) : that’s my concern in a game like Saturday it did not cost us but on tour and/or play offs it could cost the Sharks the game.

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.04.14 17:28:36 by JD Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 39) : it’s how you speak to someone that determines their response. If you shout at someone they will react negatively towards you but if you speak respectfully they’re more likely to listen ane act on it. Old saying: “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar”.

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.04.14 17:33:48 by JD Reply
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  • One thing I loved about this game was that Kanko played much more loosely than we have seen this season. He would often pop up amongst the centres and he looked dangerous every time. And he hardly ever took the ball as a one off runner as we have seen in previous games. Jake is cleverly playing towards his strengths now and it bodes well for very exciting attacking rugby in the games to come!

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.04.14 18:53:05 by woody Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 13) : I prefer to use stats rather than just emotion to crit a player. I reviewed the game and these are my conclusions: McLoed had 1 miss pass over Fred’s head. He made 44 clear passes, 3 box kicks, 1 blocked. He made a line out steal, 2 good tackles on a huge Muller and 1 on Britz to halt their momentum but was penalized.
    He pressured on Faff to kick out on full and dislodged ball at the lions scrum from Faff and Britz both. Cleaned out at breakdown twice and made a great pick up of a lost ball from our line out.and he gets a 6.

    Fred had 1 miss pass over the head of Sbu, 2 missed penalties, 1 missed catch in the air. Gets a 7
    Knocks to break our momentum: Jannie 2, Deysel 1, Mvovo 1, odwa 2, kanko 1, sbu 1, long ball bissie 1 lewies 1.
    Steyn 1 Kick out on the full missed drops 1, missed passes 3. Gets an 8.
    I do think that old unrelated crits of McLoed is seeping back without true merit.

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.04.14 19:13:15 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 44) : and how many times did he do his drunken speedcop impression instead of getting the ball or whine and cried instead of playing the game?!?!?!?!?!

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.04.14 19:40:03 by JD Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 44) : Completely agree! I don’t know what everyone is whining about!

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.04.14 20:21:34 by woody Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 45) : You’re over exaggerating. It happened once or twice and mostly only after the whistle had gone

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.04.14 20:26:40 by woody Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 45) : and most of his complaints were justified and penalized by the ref. But I do agree that it does not suit a 9 but they all do it even Reinach. It does not however, make him a bad player. That is why I stated facts and not emotions.

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.04.14 21:13:40 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 48) : but it does cost the team momentum and continuous complaining is going to get you on the wrong side of the ref.

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.04.14 21:20:54 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 49) : I hear you but he was not penalized. Review the game and tell me where it impeded our momentum? He generated great forward momentum. It was bad handling all round that kept us from scoring more tries nothing else

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.04.14 21:28:37 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • I think I counted 10 knocks of which 1 was made by McLoed. And 6 poor passes of which 1 was his. But 1 from 45 is great!

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.04.14 21:33:00 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Missed all the Rugby!!! Stuck in shenzhen China. Rugby is the fastest growing sport in this city. With 4 clubs forming every year , with stadiums! Big ones….just one drawback…I am 1.97m these dudes on ave must be 1.60…..rugby joke must be on them…miss SA bad

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.04.14 04:48:46 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 52) : Are you there for rugby reasons or for the food. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.04.14 08:58:50 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 52) : They must really look up to you :lol:

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.04.14 09:09:13 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 54) : yeah, he must be really big in…. oh, nevermind.

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.04.14 09:16:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 55) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.04.14 10:04:50 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 53) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 54) : @robdylan (Comment 55) : these Chinese really have it Bad, really crap place food is good but killing me, because these oaks toilets are so demoralizing(only word that comes to mind), you almost crap yourself in a effert not to…. You get my drift.

    Here for business but next year I’m doing this trip to Hong Kong and overlapping with the sevens….think it’s going to be a crazy lekker party in Hong Kong. And maybe Rob we should enter a Sharksworld beer league team(sharks team?) like the Cape Town tens I understand there is a lot of other little festival tournaments..I have played in the Malasia 10′s with your boet Downy that’s back in black, Jacques Potgieter was his right hand on that tour, and he can confirm these festival tours are awesome. Also played in a few others in Langcawi, Wales and so on but the best festival tournaments are apparently Kailua lumpur, Hong Kong and Cape Town.

    I am in my hotel room 00:14 in china and dreaming of happier places. There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home….any news on new lock recruit?

  • Comment 57, posted at 15.04.14 18:19:32 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 57) : Ai, poor fella…go try some of those backstreet vendors….deep fried spider or deep fried scorpion. :twisted:

  • Comment 58, posted at 15.04.14 18:24:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Had a interesting dish today. Sirloin steak with Tofu….sound pretty harmless. Had it loin steak before…had Tofu….so let try it. As soon as I get the dish I give it a taste and it looks and smells awesome. So as soon as I tack the second bite I tell my wife this smells and tastes like Tripe stew, being a farm boy and all. And I love afval so I get to what looks to me like sheep small intestine and I call over the waiter who says No no tofu…as soon as I eat raw onions I knew it was intestine but giving the Chinese the benefit of the doubt I finish a good meal go back to hotel and google these a many kinds of tofu traditional Chinese Tofu is PIG! Small intestine…..jokes on me bud!

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.04.14 18:37:56 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 59) : :lol: :lol: :lol:

    The Chinese are not renowned for their Engrish :lol:

  • Comment 60, posted at 15.04.14 18:58:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 59) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 60) : hell I’m glad to be in SA were Sirloin steak comes from a cow ;-P

  • Comment 61, posted at 15.04.14 20:16:37 by JD Reply
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  • The only real issue I have with a scrumhalf doing “The drunken spietkop”, is that you are losing ADVANTAGE. Yes, that magical thing where you basically get a mulligan to try something inventive. Kind of like a free hit in cricket. Give it a crack! But, alas it gets wasted. i would go so far as to petition the IRB into placing a sniper alongside the TMO. Just a nod from the TMO is all that is needed to shoot the player wasting ADVANTAGE in the face.( With a beanbag or something, of coarse.) Yes, kicking away turnover ball is not my favorite thing.

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.04.14 10:14:05 by Southern_Shark Reply
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