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Composed Cheetahs edge shaky Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 15 Feb 2015 at 14:19
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The Sharks got their Super Rugby campaign off to a poor start, going down 29-35 to the Cheetahs in Durban yesterday. With the home team looking short of rhythm and ideas for much of the contest, it was the high-flying visitors who scored four tries to take maximum points from the fixture.

Rocked ahead of kick-off by the late withdrawal of Bismarck du Plessis, the Sharks battled for supremacy at the breakdown and were often penalised for illegal antics at this phase. Despite that, they drew first blood via a Pat Lambie penalty, before the Cheetahs struck through a Jean Cook try – with Coenie Oosthuizen featuring strongly in the build-up. Cheetahs flyhalf Joe Pietersen, who had a solid outing, nailed the conversion for a 7-3 lead, before Lambie cut the deficit with his second penalty.

It was the flyhalf (and captain) himself who edged his side in front, scoring off a great scrum move that saw Tera Mtembu and Cobus Reinach combine well to send Lambie over. Alas, that 13-7 lead was to be the last one the Sharks held in the game, with Francois Venter scoring the Cheetahs’ second not long afterwards. Lambie narrowed the gap once more, seeing his team trail 16-20 at the half time break. Looking back, one could clearly see the difference in cohesion between the two sides, one perhaps explained by the lack of match practice afforded to the Sharks group ahead of the season opener.

It was more of the same in the second half; the early loss of Beast Mtawarira to a serious calf injury upset the rhythm at scrum time and without Bismarck’s famed poaching abilities, the Sharks battled for ball against a quicker – and harder – Cheetahs pack. Lambie and Pietersen continued to trade penalties, with the former bringing his team within a point (22-23) before the wheels fell off, courtesy of two quick-fire Cheetah tries. Boom Prinsloo and Carl Wegner scored within minutes of each other, securing a bonus point for the visitors and sending them into an unassailable seeming lead with only a quarter of an hour to play.

To give the Sharks some credit, they never stopped trying and in fact came far closer to pulling off a surprising win than the final scoreline may tell. A fantastic team effort led to a Lwazi Mvovo try to bring them back within scoring distance, with a further set of furious attacks in the lead up to the final whistle unfortunately not resulting in the score that would have given them the perhaps undeserved spoils. In the end, they had to make do with a losing bonus point (which in itself was quite an achievement given the mess they’d ended up in on 65 minutes) and will have plenty of work to do ahead of next week’s game against the Lions.

Welcome to Super Rugby, Sharks. It only gets harder from here.

Cell C Sharks: 29 (16)
Tries: Pat Lambie, Lwazi Mvovo
Conversions: Pat Lambie (2)
Penalties: Pat Lambie (5)

Cheetahs: 35 (20)
Tries: Jean Cook, Francois Venter, Boom Prinsloo, Carl Wegner
Conversions: Joe Pietersen (2), Willie du Plessis (1)
Penalties: Joe Pietersen (3)



77 Comments

  • I’m shivering (inwardly) at the thought of Stevens and Chadwick facing up to the Lions front row next Saturday :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.02.15 14:27:36 by Greg Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 1) : I shiver just reading the names Stevens and Chadwick :cry:

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.02.15 14:48:55 by tigershark Reply
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  • Two step Reinach need to catch a darn wake up. I never thought I would say this but Hoffman was Stride’s better than Reinach, you could see the backline moving as soon as he got o the field.

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.02.15 15:08:09 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 3) : I actually saw that in the Toulon match.He lets the backline flow nicely!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.02.15 15:13:44 by tigershark Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 1) : I am dreading it. The Lions front row could sow havoc!

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.02.15 15:42:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Who is the next loosehead in line with both Beast and Thomas out?!

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.02.15 15:43:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The more I read the more disastrous this start to the season seems. I know it is only the first game, I know most other favoured teams also lost, but with the injuries reported, the next few weeks just look daunting!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.02.15 15:46:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 6) : It has to be Chadwick I reckon, although Stevens allegedly covers tight and loose (he seems to be equally crap in either position).

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.02.15 15:49:51 by Greg Reply

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  • Was just disappointing. Lack of all round grit.

    Contrast this with the stormers who beat the bulls with 6 debutantes.

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.02.15 15:52:18 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 7) : Its like I said last night.We might just find ourselves in the middle of the log come the midway mark of this competition if the team dynamics don’t change drastically.Like lets start scoring tries from the first minute.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.02.15 16:08:01 by tigershark Reply

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  • Sharks should get Lizo Gqoboka on loan from the Kings!

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.02.15 17:23:19 by Spanky Reply

     
  • Bloody hell boys :cry: We were damn poor – esp our handling. Reinach and Sp was the most disappointing for me. Lambie was solid and it was so nice to see Deysel back!!

    Sithole on the wing wasn’t that effective imo, he needs to be at outside centre. Next game will be twice as tough.

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.02.15 18:19:27 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • @RedsharkUtd82…… What are you talking about? Do you know your game or wish you were there? SP did not have a bad game at all. Few mistakes here and there but then again, who did not make mistakes??. Go to Vodacom stats….there was not much wrong with the backline;we were screwed up front and in the lineouts!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.02.15 19:14:21 by Coco Reply

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  • I know everyone is disappointed by last night game,but hey it was only the first game of the season.The season is long and super 15 isn’t won after the first game.Last year we started with a bang only to fizzle out in the playoffs.Example is the crusaders,how many poor starts have they had in previous years only to peak in the playoffs?Last night was disappointing but lets support the Sharks.

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.02.15 19:36:28 by Phil46 Reply

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  • @Phil46 (Comment 14) : ‘it was only the first game of the season’ – that’s true but can you honestly say that some of the weaker links in the team inspire you with confidence for the games ahead? I hope that I’m wrong but I just see the Lions (next game) causing the same kind of problems for the Sharks as the Cheetahs did :???:

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.02.15 19:48:12 by Greg Reply

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  • After the Toulon match and going into this game there were questions about our scrum, our handling and depth in certain positions. In that regard there were actually few surprises if you think about it.

    There were however two things that did catch me by surprise:
    1. Our intensity/focus. It was nowhere near Toulon levels until the last 10 minutes. I doubt it was a fitness issue. To be honest the Cheetahs seemed to blowing way harder in the last 20.
    2. Our ineffectiveness at the breakdowns. I realise Bissie is sort of our talisman in that department but PSdT, Coetzee and Deysel should’ve been more prominent here.

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.02.15 19:57:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 15) : the weaker links can be fixed,rather weaker links in the beginning of the season than in the playoffs.I agree the lions is going to be tough.Patience an positivity for 2015.

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.02.15 20:17:13 by Phil46 Reply

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  • @Coco (Comment 13) : Lol – relax boet it’s only MY opinion and opinions differ..

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.02.15 20:20:51 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • I really hope all the people that called for the Sharks to be less boring and score tries are happy today because that’s exactly what happened yesterday. They tried to be less boring and to play a crowd pleasing running game and lost the match because of it!!!!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.02.15 20:29:16 by JD Reply
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  • @Coco (Comment 13) : dream on boet. SP had an ok first half but when the pressure was on in the second half he was shit!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.02.15 20:31:49 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 20) : Thank you – thought it was just me lol. The knock-on from the cross kick in our 22 comes to mind..

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.02.15 20:44:41 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 19) : I hear you, but to be fair, if their handling was better, they probably would have achieved a better result. Cheetahs defence was also very resolute, and quick up in the sharks faces.

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.02.15 20:47:38 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Heineke must be very happy with Coenie’s performance in the scrums at tighthead.

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.02.15 21:16:55 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 3) : I have been highlighting Cobus’ negative effect on the backline for a couple of seasons now. His pace to the ruck and ability to provide quick ball is shocking. Anyway, Sharks spoke of intensity the entire pre-season. What a disaster! They should give Gert Smal a call and ask for a definition of intensity. I said after the Toulon game that our pace to the ruck and ability to protect our ball is not where it should be. Never must the Sharks play a game without Deysel or Alberts at 7. At least with Jake White the boys looked fitter and stronger.

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.02.15 21:49:16 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 16) : It’s actually simple. When Bismarck pulled out, he should have reshuffled his pack. Moved Tera to the bench and started with Deysel at 7. Pack was too imbalanced until Deysel came on.

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.02.15 21:54:47 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 8) : Yeah…Chadwick to start…I meant next in line for the matchday squad. You’re right…we’ll have to see what Stevens brings at loosehead!

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.02.15 22:19:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I still can’t quite believe that Crusaders, Sharks, Bulls and Waratahs lost. One or two of those…sure, it happens…bug all four? I wouldn’t have picked it!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.02.15 22:27:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 16) : Is it the mental thing again? I mean re: focus when we play a game we THINK we should win?

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.02.15 22:29:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Our record against the Cheetahs at Kings Park is now 1/7 (This is after the Cats was split in 2).

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.02.15 07:42:10 by Letgo Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 19) : To be honest, and I know this is going to be a minority view, but that was the most enjoyable Sharks game I have seen in a long time. I really liked the fact that there was attacking intent shown, even though we were let down by execution (which, admittedly, frustrated me immensely). To my mind, there era ample opportunities for us to win the game; we just failed to take it. To now move away from a more attack-orientated approach due to one loss would be short-sighted.
    I must give credit to the Cheetahs; to me they played the brand of rugby I would like to see from the Sharks – solid set pieces, resolute defence, and the right blend of pragmatism and enterprise. Play in the right areas of the field, by all means, but when you get there, PLAY!

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.02.15 07:59:18 by Culling Song Reply
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  • At least David Muller and JP Duminy hit a record 5th wicket partnership to get SA their first win of the world cup! :smile:

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.02.15 07:59:44 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 31) : How’s about the Irish beating the Windies (more like the Windless) :shock:

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.02.15 08:07:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 30) :

    It wasn’t, by a mile, one of the most enjoyable games of the Sharks for me. We were poor in most areas of our game, the once or twice we showed a willingness to swing the ball, would not change the fact that this is a game the Sharks would want to forget.

    Having said that, I completely agree with you that we shouldn’t now throw away our resolve to start look for more enterprise. I thought the boys struggled in this area because they haven’t been given a licence to do so in a long time. Too many times players were shocked to get the ball or shocked that someone took a run or made a break and were caught out of position. This will change the more we play like this.

    There just needs to be more intensity right from the start of the game. We seemed a little too relaxed.

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.02.15 08:07:58 by Letgo Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 32) :

    Almost thought they were gonna give it away there at the end. They actually seem to be a decent team and should now make it to the play-offs. I always like a minnow causing some upsets.

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.02.15 08:09:34 by Letgo Reply
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  • I also must agree that Sburu on the wing is not working. Lwazi needs to have a talk with him. He’s doing the same things Lwazi did when he just started with the Sharks, he’s just waiting for the ball to get to him and not getting himself in good positions to run the ball when it does get to him. He also seems just to target the nearest defender and try to run over him, instead of trying to beat that defender, which Lwazi did not do. Lwazi was capable of making something of the little possession he got, by skillfully making his way around defenders.

    We can’t afford Sburu to play like this again. The ball gets killed as soon as it reaches him. I would have preferred if he was subbed early in the second half.

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.02.15 08:13:03 by Letgo Reply
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  • Also, backline subs didn’t make much sense. I don’t like that two guys was never used. That means they were just back-up, you always need guys on the bench that can be brought on with 20 minutes to go and make an impact.

    Odwa doesn’t seem to be that kind of player, he needs to start or another needs to be the bench player, one that can make an impact. I get that we need someone who can cover 10, but shouldn’t we at least play someone that we will use, because Lambie was never going to be subbed?

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.02.15 08:15:15 by Letgo Reply
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  • The most disappointing thing by far for me tough, was our execution. We need to be clinical. If you want to throw the ball around, you need to be able to pass accurately and catch any ball. Your line-out and scrum need to function solidly. You clean-outs need to be quick and strong.

    We didn’t even do these things particularly well. That was the most disappointing for me. How can you expect coaches to give a team licence to run the ball, when they haven’t even mastered the basics yet.

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.02.15 08:18:48 by Letgo Reply
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  • One thing I have been saying for a long time now is that the Sharks need a “KOP Doctor” we keep getting all kinds of coaches, but never one that motivates the players.

    Stormers beat the Bulls with a bunch of newbies, simple fact was they were mentally prepared to go to battle.

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.02.15 08:26:29 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • So we get a defensive coach and leak 4 tries in our first game (in Durban in February). Go figure.

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.02.15 09:18:47 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 39) : :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.02.15 09:19:40 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 35) : I don’t agree, he goes dead with the ball because he doesn’t get given any space by his inside backs. Playing attacking rugby doesn’t mean just passing the ball on. Waylon sold him down the river a couple of times when he should have just taken the contact himself. By passing to S’bu with nothing on, defenders bearing down on him, he just creates a tackle situation even further away from support.

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.02.15 09:21:23 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 35) : However I do agree that he needs to find work. He does seem to be a natural outside center.

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.02.15 09:24:06 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 37) : Asking pertinent questions. What a disappointment. Cheetahs were a step ahead of the entire game.

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.02.15 09:39:37 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Our backline is really not balanced. The Sharks backline for some reason always plays better with a hard running 12 eg. Halstead, Frans and young Andre. We had no one in the middle field to straiten the line on attack. And I see Waylon still think he is a crab that must run side ways. I use to really like Waylon, but his decision making is shocking.

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.02.15 09:41:10 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 39) : There was simply no defensive structure to talk about. No hunger, no closing of space and time. I am not one to complain (expect when it comes to Cobus’ pathetic service and non ability to make the backline move) but what happened on Saturday especially in the first half was plain shocking. Andre Esterhuizen needs to start.

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.02.15 09:43:46 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • After this rounds upsets, Round 2 is going to be hard to call.

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.02.15 09:46:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 16) : I would like to add another that stood out for me:
    Nr.3 DEFENCE! It wasn’t so much that our defence was below par, it was that our defence was nowhere to be seen! Leaking 4 tries?? And what irks me the most is this if after we got the expertise of “defence expert” Horak. I really expected better. :evil:

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.02.15 09:54:48 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 39) : My thoughts exactly.. SMH…

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.02.15 09:59:19 by Another Nick Reply

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  • Why did Reinach kick so much?

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.02.15 10:03:28 by JarsonX Reply
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  • http://www.sarugbymag.co.za/blog/details/super-rugby-stats-round-1

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 28) : I’m sure it is but it doesn’t seem to warrant further investigation on the Sharks’ side. I guess that’s ultimately their prerogative and they feel there are other things to focus on?

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.02.15 10:09:05 by vanmartin Reply
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  • i don’t think we did that badly we are trying different things and that is good see, rather lose now work out the problems than play our old game and win ugly games and come short in finals. it will take time for our game plan to work but i am optimistic about our future. well done to cheetahs they deserved the win good luck to them for rest of the season

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.02.15 10:11:07 by Poisy Reply
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  • Some other points raised I’d also like to give my 2 cents on. I’d still like to see a Heimar/Sbu combo. I still believe Heimar has a good head and a good set of hands and needs a hard-running, line-breaking centre on his outside. Who knows, Waylon may fair better with a crash-ball centre on his inside?

    Still reckon this was one of SP’s better games. There were still some poor decisions but it’s heartening to see at least seen an improvement there. Question is how long do the Sharks allow him to improve? Morne made an interesting point in the other thread though that ties into this point. He mentioned that the Sharks need more game managers on the field as Pat needs help in that regard. I’m guessing that means 8, 9, 12 & 15 need to be step up their game? Would be interested to see who you guys think of as game managers in the Sharks side?

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.02.15 10:14:18 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 47) : I actually considered adding that as a point but I ended up leaving it out as I think it’s so closely related to our lack of focus/intensity. Defense is after all an attitude as everyone loves to point out.

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.02.15 10:16:30 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 41) :
    I tend to agree.

    @GreatSharksays (Comment 45) :
    “I am not one to complain ”

    Har! Har! Har!

    @vanmartin (Comment 53) :
    I think those were the main issues. Yes, our problems start up front, but we cannot always expect forward supremacy. We need either a play-maker or a gain-line colossus at 12; Heimar is a good ball-player, but I do not believe that he offers what we need. Agree on 13 – you need to have a strike-runner there.

    Reinach was very disappointing – the only initiative he took was in kicking; no good breaks and not a single creative pass.

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.02.15 10:21:43 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 55) : And his kicking out of the 22 gained very little field position, and put us under pressure each time

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.02.15 10:27:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 54) : True, no intensity on defense, but that is not what bothers me about it. The structure was nowhere to bee seen. Basic stuff: Coming up in a straight line, pillars at the rucks, shifting… That’s more worrying to me. We have a defensive coach! :evil:

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.02.15 10:31:36 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • I must say, Jean Deysel played more rugby in 20min than the entire team did in 80. No Japanese hangover there. :razz:

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.02.15 10:35:58 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • The Sharks are a momentum based team, without momentum we struggle to assert ourselves, we didn’t have quick ball and we seemed to flounder with ball in hand, there was no cohesion on attack. We didn’t dominate the collision points, and we didn’t seem to respect the ball when we had it, we kicked a fair bit of possession away and we seem harried on attack. Disappointed to say the very least. As for the handling, that was simply inexcusable. A Cheetah outfit from the Highveld / Platteland handled the ball better than a team that trains in the humidity. Decision making – did I say decision making? Why would Kyle Cooper position himself to take the ball if he was planning on kicking it. A tight forward should never stand in that position if his intention is to kick the ball away. The margins are too small in this competition, so that was a 7 point swing and so was the handling.

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.02.15 10:40:36 by Richard Reply

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  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 57) : And I’m sure he’s sweating bullets after that first showing. It will be interesting to see how it goes against the Lions in that regard. Huge improvement required there!

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.02.15 10:41:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 56) : Must say I’m not a big fan of kicking out. I am sure there are better ways of getting out of your 22 than giving the opposition the ball 3m outside your 22. Why not just kick it as far as possible and have a set structure put in place. Chase well and have guys covering the touchlines and the middle. I’m guessing at least 70% of the time this will be followed by a up-and-under or a kick for the corner. Then you have a better chance of getting the ball back than say a opposition line-out. If your chase is good you might catch them behind the gain line. :| Ok, I need coffee :shock: :razz:

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.02.15 11:03:51 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Richard (Comment 59) : Agree, momentum is very important. Nothing breaks momentum quite like dropping a ball. :roll:

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.02.15 11:07:33 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • Yep, it takes a lot for me to shout out loud, I prefer watching the game through the eyes of a selector, but on Saturday I dropped f-bombs like a rapper who lacks lyrical content.

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.02.15 11:13:42 by Richard Reply

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  • @Richard (Comment 63) : :grin:

  • Comment 64, posted at 16.02.15 11:25:38 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Richard (Comment 63) : LOL, same here.. kept telling myself to relax, it’s only the first game of the season etc. Didn’t help. Lets just say, a pirate would be blushing is he was standing next to me.

  • Comment 65, posted at 16.02.15 11:25:53 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @Another Nick (Comment 65) :
    Why, do you get horny when you are angry?

  • Comment 66, posted at 16.02.15 11:27:01 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 66) : Nope, only when Pat scores a beaut of a try like he did on Sat. :oops:

  • Comment 67, posted at 16.02.15 11:28:59 by Another Nick Reply

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  • Watching live it was disappointing to see the Sharks look so flustered and without a solid game plan or idea. We reverted back to 1 off runners, no backline depth as scrummie played the 1 off runners. Defense line was poor. Some players work rate off the ball was shocking.I dont mind losing if we making errors whilst implementing an exciting game plan. But on Sat i saw no plan, no enthusiasm, no workrate, no heart. Give Cheetahs some credit for executing basics well, but other than the basics they didnt offer much to be fair.

  • Comment 68, posted at 16.02.15 11:29:07 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Another Nick (Comment 67) : :lol:

  • Comment 69, posted at 16.02.15 11:35:38 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 49) : No comment….

  • Comment 70, posted at 16.02.15 12:04:17 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • KICKS FROM HAND

    10: Damian McKenzie (Chiefs)
    10: Handré Pollard (Bulls)
    10: Cobus Reinach (Sharks)
    10: Joe Pietersen (Cheetahs)
    10: Mike Harris (Rebels)
    10: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs)

  • Comment 71, posted at 16.02.15 12:07:59 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • We were in Dros. You know, Valentines day/rugby. :razz: My wife had to ssshhhhh me a couple of times.

  • Comment 72, posted at 16.02.15 13:03:12 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 65) : rum and Sharks Rugby don’t go together mate, makes for headaches, heartaches and nose breaks. Ask 20 year old Richard that, 30 year old Richard has learned to stick to beer ;) . To err is human, but to arrrrrrrr is Pirate and to arrrrrrr FFFFFFFSSSSSSSSSSAKES! Is to be a Shark fan.

  • Comment 73, posted at 17.02.15 10:59:15 by Richard Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 53) : Lambie was good at it on Saturday…but others need to come to the party in this regard. Reinach has several strengths, but I don’t know whether game management is one of them. Frans will help once he is back?

  • Comment 74, posted at 17.02.15 11:26:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 39) : Oh yes…I forgot all about that…not such a good start on that front!

  • Comment 75, posted at 17.02.15 11:29:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 46) : I am already shivering at the prospect of having to make Superbru picks!!

  • Comment 76, posted at 17.02.15 11:32:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 51) : I do thunk, though, that it deserves some debate as to whether that approach is a good idea…because it does seem to be a recurring theme…

  • Comment 77, posted at 17.02.15 11:34:30 by pastorshark Reply
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