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IRB Junior World Championship: NZ Under 20 v SA Under 20


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 6 Jun 2014 at 09:26
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This crucialgame is about to get underway.

New Zealand under 20:

1 Atunaisa Moli
2 Hame Faiva
3 Tau Koloamatangi
4 James Tucker
5 Geoffrey Cridge
6 Tom Sanders
7 Lachlan Boshier
8 Matt Peni
9 Mitchell Drummond
10 Simon Hickey (C)
11 Tevita Li
12 Jackson Garden-Bachop
13 Anton Lienert-Brown
14 Vincent Tavae-Aso
15 Damian McKenzie
16 James O’Reilly
17 Scott Mellow
18 Tim Cadwallader
19 Kyle Harris
20 Josh Dickson
21 Josh Renton
22 Richard Mo’unga
23 Tauasosi Tuimavave

South Africa under 20:

1 Thomas Du Toit
2 Corniel Els
3 Dayan Van Der Westhuizen
4 JD Schickerling
5 Nico Janse Van Rensburg
6 Jean Luc Du Preez
7 Cyle Brink
8 Aidon Davis
9 JP Smith
10 Handre Pollard (C)
11 Sergeal Petersen
12 Dan Kriel
13 Jesse Kriel
14 Lloyd Greef
15 Warrick Gelant
16 Joseph Dweba
17 Pierre Schoeman
18 Wilco Louw
19 Abongile Nonkontwana
20 Victor Sekekete
21 Zee Mkhabela
22 Jean Luc Du Plessis
23 Duhan van der Merwe



131 Comments

  • geez, how big is our loose trio?

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.06.14 09:38:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • I can’t wait for the day when South African rugby players stop kicking away turnover ball. Dumb shit!

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.06.14 09:43:39 by rhineshark Reply

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  • We have our own Tuilagi brother in the team. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.06.14 09:45:37 by rhineshark Reply

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  • SA 6 – 0 NZ
    11 min

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.06.14 09:48:09 by gregkaos Reply
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  • NZ score in the corner from turn over ball in our 22.
    SA 6 – 7 NZ

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.06.14 09:50:59 by gregkaos Reply
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  • The Baby Bok error rate is way too high.

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.06.14 09:57:52 by rhineshark Reply

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  • And now shit defense to go with it. :roll:

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.06.14 10:00:50 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Jean Luc du Preez down

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.06.14 10:02:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Great reaction from Moli to turn him into the recovery position.

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.06.14 10:04:10 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 9) : Yeah good to see that from him.

  • Comment 10, posted at 06.06.14 10:07:06 by gregkaos Reply
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  • 14-6

  • Comment 11, posted at 06.06.14 10:08:13 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Jean-Luc stretchered off. That’s bad

  • Comment 12, posted at 06.06.14 10:09:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • Kiwi demolish our attacking scrum on their line

  • Comment 13, posted at 06.06.14 10:11:49 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • According to the commentators Jean-Luc is OK. Good news!

  • Comment 14, posted at 06.06.14 10:14:21 by rhineshark Reply

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  • 14-9

  • Comment 15, posted at 06.06.14 10:14:43 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Excellent Bok try in the corner

  • Comment 16, posted at 06.06.14 10:15:54 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bokkies strike back from a lineout win against the throw!

  • Comment 17, posted at 06.06.14 10:16:40 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Pollard’s out of hand kicking is poor thus far. Has cost us points.

  • Comment 18, posted at 06.06.14 10:18:16 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Baby Blacks 17 – 14 Bokkies HT

  • Comment 19, posted at 06.06.14 10:24:24 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Man this Pollard really mixes the good with mediocre….his long pass has me cringing every time, just makes me realise how accurate Lambie is with his passing.

    And can the guys please stop with the hospital passes. :|

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.06.14 10:31:15 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 20) : How many overlaps did we butcher wth poor passing? I stopped counting…

  • Comment 21, posted at 06.06.14 10:33:23 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Gelant hasn’t impressed at all.

  • Comment 22, posted at 06.06.14 10:36:10 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Go for the lineout penalty and we mess it up!

  • Comment 23, posted at 06.06.14 10:37:16 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Errors!! FFS!!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 06.06.14 10:39:20 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Try Pollard!!! Great play from a tighthead!

  • Comment 25, posted at 06.06.14 10:40:08 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Try South Africa!

  • Comment 26, posted at 06.06.14 10:40:19 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Nice Bokkie try after winning a tight head

  • Comment 27, posted at 06.06.14 10:40:29 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bokkies 21 – 17 Baby Blacks 48min

  • Comment 28, posted at 06.06.14 10:41:21 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Great awareness from Kriel to offload to Pollard in the tackle

  • Comment 29, posted at 06.06.14 10:41:25 by vanmartin Reply
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  • The kick and charge hasn’t worked at all, yet we persist. :shock:

  • Comment 30, posted at 06.06.14 10:43:54 by rhineshark Reply

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  • I like the look of the SA 9. Nice pass and a terrier attitude

  • Comment 31, posted at 06.06.14 10:45:13 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 30) : Yeah, Damian McKenzie handling those high balls with ease.

  • Comment 32, posted at 06.06.14 10:45:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Kiwi hooker cannot buy a lineout

  • Comment 33, posted at 06.06.14 10:46:30 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 31) : Jip, and lightning service.

  • Comment 34, posted at 06.06.14 10:47:23 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Bokkies have the Kiwis under the cosh here. Just not finishing off

  • Comment 35, posted at 06.06.14 10:48:29 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Interesting to note how similar the junior and senior Bok gameplans are. Not a criticism per say, just an observation. When it’s executed accurately it works well for them.

  • Comment 36, posted at 06.06.14 10:48:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Greef in the corner!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 06.06.14 10:49:42 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Another Bokkie try

  • Comment 38, posted at 06.06.14 10:50:01 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 36) : But the Bokkies still showing a bit more adventure, and at least allow the ball to go wide

  • Comment 39, posted at 06.06.14 10:50:54 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bokkies 26 – 17 Baby Blacks 57 min

  • Comment 40, posted at 06.06.14 10:51:28 by rhineshark Reply

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  • 26-17

  • Comment 41, posted at 06.06.14 10:52:12 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 39) : Something the Sharks could learn from.

  • Comment 42, posted at 06.06.14 10:52:40 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Brilliant line kick from Pollard – attacking lineout on the Kiwi tryline

  • Comment 43, posted at 06.06.14 10:53:39 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • How much time is left?

  • Comment 44, posted at 06.06.14 10:54:10 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 39) : That has a lot to do with their halfback combo I suspect (and laying the platform of course). Hope the Bulls don’t eventually break Pollard :grin:

  • Comment 45, posted at 06.06.14 10:54:38 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @R Hayward (Comment 44) : 17 minutes

  • Comment 46, posted at 06.06.14 10:56:06 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Li has made Greef his bitch.

  • Comment 47, posted at 06.06.14 10:56:14 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Poor mauling followed by kak tackling allow Kiwis to break out

  • Comment 48, posted at 06.06.14 10:56:24 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Kiwi hooker stuffs up yet another lineout

  • Comment 49, posted at 06.06.14 10:57:22 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Besides one scrum and one lineout, our set piece has had total dominance.

  • Comment 50, posted at 06.06.14 10:57:50 by rhineshark Reply

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  • “Absolutely woeful New Zealand lineout work” :mrgreen:

    New Zealand has just lost their sixth lineout.

  • Comment 51, posted at 06.06.14 10:57:53 by vanmartin Reply
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  • From far the replacement prop looks the spitting image of Jannie Dup :grin:

  • Comment 52, posted at 06.06.14 10:59:08 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 52) : Thought the exact same thing :grin:

  • Comment 53, posted at 06.06.14 11:00:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Aggressive defense from the Bokkies have the Blackies in reverse

  • Comment 54, posted at 06.06.14 11:00:42 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Geez, when the South Africa defence fires it works really well! New Zealand attacking back into their own half!

  • Comment 55, posted at 06.06.14 11:01:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • SA not getting the rub of the green when it comes to breakdown calls. That seems awfully familiar too.

  • Comment 56, posted at 06.06.14 11:02:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 55) : They went from our 22 to their own keeping possession. :shock:

  • Comment 57, posted at 06.06.14 11:02:57 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 55) : Kiwi backline is not enjoying that defense at all

  • Comment 58, posted at 06.06.14 11:03:11 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Jessie Kriel cuts a NZ player in half. Only his jersey keeping him in one piece. Love that sort of defence.

  • Comment 59, posted at 06.06.14 11:05:07 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Monster maul from the Bokkies

  • Comment 60, posted at 06.06.14 11:05:22 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Ref finally sending a New Zealander to the sin bin.

  • Comment 61, posted at 06.06.14 11:05:56 by vanmartin Reply
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  • And that’s the ball game! Bonus point try!

  • Comment 62, posted at 06.06.14 11:06:55 by rhineshark Reply

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  • New Zealand still have hands in the ruck on their tryline after that yellow :shock: . Thankfully SA still ends up scoring in the corner.

  • Comment 63, posted at 06.06.14 11:07:19 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Loves Pollard’s captaincy – keeps the pressure on the opposition with attacking lineout – another try on the other corner

  • Comment 64, posted at 06.06.14 11:07:35 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bokkies 33 – 17 Baby Blacks 71 min

  • Comment 65, posted at 06.06.14 11:08:03 by rhineshark Reply

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  • NZ now needs to score 3 times in 9 minutes to win

  • Comment 66, posted at 06.06.14 11:08:50 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 64) : Promising player, isn’t he?

  • Comment 67, posted at 06.06.14 11:08:52 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Baby Blacks are rattled big time!

  • Comment 68, posted at 06.06.14 11:09:54 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Once that SA defensive line is properly reset it simply forces the Kiwis into errors. New Zealand will probably only score from broken play if they have anything left in the tank.

  • Comment 69, posted at 06.06.14 11:10:47 by vanmartin Reply
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  • 7 minutes remain.

  • Comment 70, posted at 06.06.14 11:11:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • We need a better scrum now boys – come one Jannie jnr

  • Comment 71, posted at 06.06.14 11:11:31 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Jean Luc Du Plessis has looked the business.

  • Comment 72, posted at 06.06.14 11:12:35 by rhineshark Reply

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  • 2/6 on Superbru for me

  • Comment 73, posted at 06.06.14 11:12:41 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Jean Luc du Plessis threads the needle with a superb pick-up from a poor pass and a great little tactical kick.

  • Comment 74, posted at 06.06.14 11:12:56 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Monster SA scrum almost results in the most pedestrian of tries.

  • Comment 75, posted at 06.06.14 11:14:11 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Some brilliant offloads from the Bokkies

  • Comment 76, posted at 06.06.14 11:14:34 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Jannie du Plessis Jnr tackles a poor Kiwi into an early, shallow grave.

  • Comment 77, posted at 06.06.14 11:16:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Baby Jannie tackles much better than regular Jannie.

  • Comment 78, posted at 06.06.14 11:16:21 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Kiwis score a good breakout try, but probably too little too late

  • Comment 79, posted at 06.06.14 11:16:34 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 79) : Yeah, lapse of concentration from SA there. No one home at the back for SA.

  • Comment 80, posted at 06.06.14 11:17:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Great victory Bokkies!!

  • Comment 81, posted at 06.06.14 11:18:29 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Well done jr. Boks.

    Our boy Thomas really needs to learn how to catch the ball, he seems to be taking lessons from Jannie.

  • Comment 82, posted at 06.06.14 11:18:43 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • New Zealand bonus point try denied after a last gasp effort from them. SA defence prevails again and forced the error.

  • Comment 83, posted at 06.06.14 11:19:11 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Bokkies 33 – 24 Baby Blacks FT

  • Comment 84, posted at 06.06.14 11:19:15 by rhineshark Reply

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  • Bokkies win

  • Comment 85, posted at 06.06.14 11:19:17 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Excellent win – beat NZ in NZ

  • Comment 86, posted at 06.06.14 11:20:03 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Great stuff, didn’t expect even a win and they won with a bonus point against NZ in NZ! :grin:

  • Comment 87, posted at 06.06.14 11:21:53 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Well done junior Boks! Great set-pieces, a good territory game (for the most part) and aggressive defence resulted in some great try-scoring opportunities.

  • Comment 88, posted at 06.06.14 11:22:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • That was fun to watch for a change – after the dreary S15 so far

  • Comment 89, posted at 06.06.14 11:23:11 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Congrats Laaities! :cool:

  • Comment 90, posted at 06.06.14 11:23:23 by JarsonX Reply
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  • 2nd half Pollard did much better than first half Pollard…not the fully rounded player yet, but definitely a decent prospect.

  • Comment 91, posted at 06.06.14 11:23:55 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Heyneke Meyer take note!

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  • Tevita Li going to be the superstar of the tournament.

  • Comment 93, posted at 06.06.14 11:24:24 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 91) : Indeed as long as all the running is coached out of him.

  • Comment 94, posted at 06.06.14 11:25:43 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 94) : He is at the Bulls what are the chances?

  • Comment 95, posted at 06.06.14 11:27:11 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Some future stars in that team, although I expect the running intent to be soon coached out of them at senior level

  • Comment 96, posted at 06.06.14 11:27:28 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Couldn’t watch and only managed to get on here now, who scored the Tries, and how did the Kriels do?

  • Comment 97, posted at 06.06.14 11:27:51 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 94) : Ja, his style won’t suit the Bokke yet, even though that is what it takes to beat NZ in NZ. :roll:

  • Comment 98, posted at 06.06.14 11:28:58 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • So stoked I got to work from home today. Really enjoyed this game. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 99, posted at 06.06.14 11:29:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 97) : The Kriels were really good on attack and defense

  • Comment 100, posted at 06.06.14 11:30:27 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 98) : New Zealand – Tries: Tevita Li(3).Conversions: Simon Hickey(3). Penalty:Hickey.

    South Africa –Tries:Jesse Kriel, Handre Pollard, Lloyd Greef, Warrick Gelant. Conversions: Pollard (2). Penalties: Pollard (3).

    I was really impressed by Jesse Kriel. Didn’t see much of his brother though but I was on phone call every now and again so I might have simply missed his plays.

  • Comment 101, posted at 06.06.14 11:31:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 98) : I think it goes to show that the White/Meyer gameplan can be highly effective but it relies on very good decision makers at 9 and 10. Play the game in the right areas and apply enough pressure and the tries will be on if you have halfbacks willing to have a go at the line.

  • Comment 102, posted at 06.06.14 11:33:23 by vanmartin Reply
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  • And full marks for Pollard’s positive captaincy. Sometimes turning down the 3 points and taking the attacking lineout is the better option.

    Also I liked that the Bokkies balanced forward and back play. How often do we see Super teams bashing and bashing with forwards until they loose the ball. Bokkies bashed and then sent the ball wide – try in the corner each time

  • Comment 103, posted at 06.06.14 11:36:26 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 99) : What a coincidence! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 104, posted at 06.06.14 11:38:39 by rhineshark Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 100) : Thank you Bokhoring. Jesse scored a try he always does (Red black and white dominates ;) . So upset he didn’t come to the Sharks. I will take a turn by his mom’s work and congratulate her.

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 105) : He also made Pollard’s with a good run and a popup pass

  • Comment 106, posted at 06.06.14 11:42:53 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 102) : Yep, their gameplan is the best way to go about things, no use in running everything from your own 22 (even the baby ab’s learned that today).

    But you need a fh with both kicking and running/passing skills to effectively execute it, without the boring old “forwards do all the work” rugby.

    Our Jr. structures seem to be really solid these days, which is where HM also deserves credit, if I’m not mistaken. We’ll be reaping the rewards for the work being done with the juniors very soon.

  • Comment 107, posted at 06.06.14 11:44:28 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 107) : 100% agreed. I’d only add that part of what made Pollard look so good is decent ball from his 9. Sharks need to really invest in Reinach going forward and find some decent backup for him too.

  • Comment 108, posted at 06.06.14 11:48:12 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 108) : Is Smith a Bull?

  • Comment 109, posted at 06.06.14 11:49:38 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 108) : Ungerer is Good! wait till he gets a chance. Okai have to admit I am going purely on his school form as I have not been following VC or age group :oops:

  • Comment 110, posted at 06.06.14 11:50:35 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 109) : I think so yes.

    @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 110) : I’m very anxious to see more of him. Hopefully he gets some more opportunities in the Currie Cup

  • Comment 111, posted at 06.06.14 11:53:11 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 109) : Confirmed yes, originally from Queen’s College.

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 110) : @vanmartin (Comment 111) : His very short time from the bench in a SR game was very impressive…fast, crisp, clean, ball, all, night, long. ;-)

  • Comment 113, posted at 06.06.14 11:57:38 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 113) : Maybe time to thank McLeod for his service and invest heavily in Reinach and Ungerer, and not wait until the Currie Cup

  • Comment 114, posted at 06.06.14 11:59:02 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • How about a short term ” Currie Cup ” contract for Rory Kockett ?

    I know we should trust the young guys, but a little experienced guidence wouldn`t go amiss since we`ll probably be without all our experienced guys for the currie cup again?

  • Comment 115, posted at 06.06.14 12:03:32 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 114) : Ja, McLeod seems to be one of those spiteful players, only plays well when he has something to prove.

    Time for him to experience the sights and sounds of Asia, his head is probably already there, no use prolonging the inevitable.

  • Comment 116, posted at 06.06.14 12:07:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 113) : I certainly thought so, but it was a short time and I am a little biased having watched him at school.

    @Original Pierre (Comment 115) : I don’t agree at Curry cup we need long term solutions otherwise next year we go to SR with Reinach and a greenhorn, Ungerer or who ever is to be Reinach’s bencher needs to get regular time. And I honestly feel maybe Cobus can use CC to learn to pass the ball to a player rather than to the player’s bootstraps!

  • Comment 117, posted at 06.06.14 12:09:25 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 116) : I think he had some really good games for the Sharks (two CC finals) plus some really poor ones. This year he has just really gone off the boil.

  • Comment 118, posted at 06.06.14 12:11:38 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 114) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 116) : I am 100% in agreement with both of you! Besides your points I think its human nature, and McLeod is already thinking about his new venture in France and is merely going through the motions, it would be a better investment to start using players that are committed to Sharks.

  • Comment 119, posted at 06.06.14 12:13:06 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 117) : Don’t worry, I’m not particularly biased, as I had only seen him play for the Jr. Boks, where he really impressed me.

    He’s definitely a brilliant player, and there seems to be very little hype around him (outside Durban at least), which means he can focus on playing brilliant rugby.

  • Comment 120, posted at 06.06.14 12:18:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 118) : I enjoyed McLeod, but as Lady-Dude said, it’s human nature to start focusing more on where you’re about to go, than where you currently are.

    Time for him to make way for the new era.

  • Comment 121, posted at 06.06.14 12:22:24 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • The other player that caught my eye (apart from Smith, Pollard, Jessie Kriel and Jannie Dup Jnr) was the no 7. That guy is a strong bugger for his age.

  • Comment 122, posted at 06.06.14 12:22:45 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • I was impressed with 9&10,11&13 in the backline but our tighthead was massive as well as 4,7&8 with the replacement loosie impressive as well.

    Greef should improve his defence, so I would bench him and move Dan to 11 and Pieterson to 14 with our beloved 12 coming back into it for the semi that is.

  • Comment 123, posted at 06.06.14 12:56:44 by Chippa Reply

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  • How did we let those Kriel boys go????

    Pollard looking better and better, kicking not great but jeez he has improved light years in just a year.

  • Comment 124, posted at 06.06.14 15:26:50 by Talent Reply
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  • Congrats Bokkies!!! Well done!!!!!

  • Comment 125, posted at 06.06.14 16:17:46 by JD Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 124) : Keep in mind that there’s quite the queue when it comes to playing centre for the Sharks: Steyn, Jordaan, Sithole, Pietersen, Esterhuizen, Williams, Fisher. Tim Whitehead couldn’t even crack a nod. They probably make the Bulls squad much quicker.

  • Comment 126, posted at 06.06.14 17:03:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 126) : @Talent (Comment 124) : can’t keep all the junior players, some will leave. The problem is selecting who to keep?!?! Sometimes great junior players will slip through the cracks, it’s sad but it’s a reality that happens to all unions.

  • Comment 127, posted at 06.06.14 21:14:55 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 112) : @Bokhoring (Comment 109) : Yeah, that’s my boy, I was his senior by a year at Queen’s College, he played 1st team scrumhalf in my matric year and 2012. He’s a talented young chap, gonna go far because he’s got the work ethic. Great attitude, you can tell that from the 1st time you meet him.

  • Comment 128, posted at 06.06.14 21:29:56 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 128) : Good stuff, thanks for feedback Ludz. SA is desperate for decent scrumhalves.

  • Comment 129, posted at 06.06.14 22:02:45 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 93) : The way it’s looking, Tevita Li might only play one more game before NZ is knocked out of the tournament. Ireland to beat Fiji with a bonus point and NZ are goooooooooooooooooone.

  • Comment 130, posted at 07.06.14 12:45:53 by jonnow Reply

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  • @jonnow (Comment 130) : Go Ireland!!!!!!

  • Comment 131, posted at 07.06.14 16:14:35 by JD Reply
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