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Super Rugby 2015: Lions v Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 11 Apr 2015 at 15:30
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We have a 5:05pm kick-off at Ellis Park today, where the in-form Lions will look to inflict more misery on the Sharks.

Ryan Kankowski is a late injury withdrawal, so Willem Alberts starts and Giant Mtayanda comes onto the bench.

Stu Berry will take charge and the Sharks will hope not to provoke him to any cardings this week!

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Mark Richards, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Ruan Dreyer, 19 Robert Kruger, 20 Derick Minnie, 21 Lohan Jacobs, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, 23 Howard Mnisi.

Sharks: 15 Odwa Ndungane, 14 Sibusiso Sithole, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Renaldo Bothma, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Marco Wentzel (captain), 4 Mouritz Botha, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Matt Stevens, 19 Lubabalo Mtayanda, 20 Etienne Oosthuizen, 21 Conrad Hoffmann, 22 Lionel Cronje, 23 Jack Wilson.



102 Comments

  • here we go . Good luck . may the best team win . be ready for a quick kick off

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.04.15 15:45:17 by Zibbie Reply
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  • I’m 0/4 on SuperBru this weekend and I backed the Lions. So congratz on the win Sharks

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.04.15 15:51:10 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 2) :

    i have 1/4 and i backed the sharks … they going down :P

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.04.15 15:54:12 by Zibbie Reply
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  • And Kanko is out. Ignore what I said above.

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.04.15 16:10:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 3) : I prefer Mutley’s comment to yours in case you were wondering

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.04.15 16:21:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 5) : I hope I’m right. A win for the Lions would be great

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.04.15 16:23:27 by Mutley Reply
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  • Here we go…

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.04.15 17:01:40 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Pretty nervous about this one.

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.04.15 17:03:34 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Lions 3 – 0 Sharks

    10 minutes.

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.04.15 17:17:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 6 – 0 Sharks

    19 minutes.

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.04.15 17:26:12 by Ben Reply
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  • Bothma try!

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.04.15 17:28:31 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 6 – 7 Sharks

    22 minutes.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.04.15 17:29:15 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 12) :

    looking good for you okes

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.04.15 17:32:59 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 13) : Because we’re not kicking all our ball away. :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.04.15 17:36:52 by Ben Reply
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  • Ouch! Hope he’s okay.

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.04.15 17:39:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 15) : Seconded, that was a huge hit. Hope all is well Mark!

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.04.15 17:42:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Massive willem alberts sidestep

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.04.15 17:42:33 by byron Reply

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  • Great try. Mvovo scores in the corner.

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.04.15 17:43:54 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 6 – 14 Sharks

    33 minutes.

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.04.15 17:44:45 by Ben Reply
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  • Amazing what happens when you don’t kick all your ball away, isn’t it?

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.04.15 17:45:23 by Ben Reply
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  • so much hinges on this game- appears some pressure being absorbed as per kanko chat

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.04.15 17:45:52 by Gerhardt Reply

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  • But apparently Reinach didn’t get the memo.

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.04.15 17:46:52 by Ben Reply
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  • this is why i dont like the lions to have the favorites .. always stuffs it up …

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.04.15 17:47:14 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Mnisi scores.

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.04.15 17:52:41 by Ben Reply
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  • Half Time

    Lions 11 – 14 Sharks

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.04.15 17:54:03 by Ben Reply
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  • 0/4 and I backed the Lions. :oops:

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.04.15 17:54:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 26) :

    Hold on son . not over yet …

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.04.15 17:55:18 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 27) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.04.15 18:00:43 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 23) : Doesn’t sit well with us either if that’s any consolation

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.04.15 18:03:35 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Much better… They may not win but 40 minutes of guts will sustain me for a while;80 minutes I will poop out a brick

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.04.15 18:05:17 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Great to see straight running and quick hands in the backs. Now we must just fix the problem of forwards defending against backs – has already cost us a few tries this year.

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.04.15 18:07:11 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Any idea why Alberts is off? Hope he’s not injured again…

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.04.15 18:08:31 by T-Shark Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 29) :

    so after that first halve the sharks are again clear favorites right ? :twisted:

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.04.15 18:08:38 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 33) : NO NO NO!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.04.15 18:09:46 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 33) : Nope. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.04.15 18:10:14 by Ben Reply
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  • Faf de Klerk try.

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.04.15 18:11:13 by Ben Reply
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  • Normality has returned.

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.04.15 18:11:59 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Lions 18 – 14 Sharks

    45 minutes.

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.04.15 18:12:27 by Ben Reply
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  • So my earlier comment true again – 4 & 2 left defending vs 14 lead to that try…

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.04.15 18:12:37 by T-Shark Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 37) : I’m afraid so! :roll:

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.04.15 18:15:18 by Ben Reply
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  • NOOO! More forwards defenders in the backline!!

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.04.15 18:15:42 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Can no one tackle???

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.04.15 18:15:46 by Shane Hansen Reply

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  • Let’s see if they’ve got the balls to fight back.

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.04.15 18:15:56 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Another Lions try. Harold Vorster scores.

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.04.15 18:16:00 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 23 – 14 Sharks

    48 minutes.

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.04.15 18:16:46 by Ben Reply
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  • Normal(version 2015) service resumes

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.04.15 18:17:31 by BarendL Reply
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  • Fred misses another penalty.

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.04.15 18:18:34 by Ben Reply
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  • Elton misses his third penalty at goal now.

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.04.15 18:21:32 by Ben Reply
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  • And then Fred kicks the 22m drop out directly into touch.

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.04.15 18:22:17 by Ben Reply
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  • Wilson is on for Murray.

  • Comment 50, posted at 11.04.15 18:23:39 by Ben Reply
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  • The Lions halfbacks make ours look like a second-tier club side pairing

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.04.15 18:23:45 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Yellow card to Andre Esterhuizen.

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.04.15 18:29:37 by Ben Reply
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  • So the defence coach needs to be fired. Our defensive technique has cost us yet another yellow…

  • Comment 53, posted at 11.04.15 18:29:59 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Matt Stevens is on. :roll:

  • Comment 54, posted at 11.04.15 18:31:52 by Ben Reply
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  • Professional rugby players? Nope, not the Sharks. Not this season. This is just sad.

  • Comment 55, posted at 11.04.15 18:32:28 by David12246 Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 54) : And immediatley the scrum is a mess…

  • Comment 56, posted at 11.04.15 18:32:37 by T-Shark Reply

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  • @T-Shark (Comment 53) : Horak should be sent back to the Kings.

  • Comment 57, posted at 11.04.15 18:32:52 by Ben Reply
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  • Sithole probably playing 13 now and Wilson playing 14.

  • Comment 58, posted at 11.04.15 18:33:58 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 58) : Correct

  • Comment 59, posted at 11.04.15 18:34:22 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Lions opting to kick for touch instead of having a shot at goal.

  • Comment 60, posted at 11.04.15 18:36:02 by Ben Reply
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  • Sharks tendering for another yellow.

  • Comment 61, posted at 11.04.15 18:36:34 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • They win another penalty from the maul. Lions kick for touch again. 5m out now.

  • Comment 62, posted at 11.04.15 18:37:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions stuff up the lineout. Luckily.

  • Comment 63, posted at 11.04.15 18:37:57 by Ben Reply
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  • This team has knocked many years off my life.

  • Comment 64, posted at 11.04.15 18:40:09 by David12246 Reply

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  • Score still the same. 13 minutes left.

  • Comment 65, posted at 11.04.15 18:40:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @David12246 (Comment 64) :

    given the Lions history ill still die before you

  • Comment 66, posted at 11.04.15 18:41:02 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Is Marcell playing with a broken finger or something? True hero, him!

  • Comment 67, posted at 11.04.15 18:41:56 by T-Shark Reply

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  • André Esterhuizen back on.

  • Comment 68, posted at 11.04.15 18:43:12 by Ben Reply
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  • Marcell off now.

  • Comment 69, posted at 11.04.15 18:43:32 by Ben Reply
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  • Giant on the field now.

  • Comment 70, posted at 11.04.15 18:44:51 by Ben Reply
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  • Reinach so lucky with that put in :)

  • Comment 71, posted at 11.04.15 18:50:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Thomas theTank over!

  • Comment 72, posted at 11.04.15 18:52:01 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Thomas du Toit over the try line. TMO will check.

  • Comment 73, posted at 11.04.15 18:52:18 by Ben Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 71) : All game, both halfbacks.

  • Comment 74, posted at 11.04.15 18:52:29 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Try awarded.

  • Comment 75, posted at 11.04.15 18:52:46 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 23 – 21 Sharks

    78 minutes.

  • Comment 76, posted at 11.04.15 18:53:10 by Ben Reply
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  • game on boys …

  • Comment 77, posted at 11.04.15 18:53:21 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @T-Shark (Comment 74) : Not referring to a skew put in, he knocked the ball, caught it and put it in. Very smooth :)

  • Comment 78, posted at 11.04.15 18:53:35 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Sharks will have a shot at goal to win it. Very tough kick. Almost on halfway, 5m in from touch.

  • Comment 79, posted at 11.04.15 18:55:15 by Ben Reply
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  • Miss. Lions win.

  • Comment 80, posted at 11.04.15 18:55:50 by Ben Reply
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  • FULL TIME

    LIONS 23 – 21 SHARKS

  • Comment 81, posted at 11.04.15 18:56:16 by Ben Reply
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  • The Lions will kick themselves that they couldn’t manage a bonus point against this Sharks defense.

  • Comment 82, posted at 11.04.15 18:57:07 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Fed’s boot is a big let down. Only overshadowed by Jan ties terrible kicking. Still no excuse for Fred. Not if he wants to play at this level.

  • Comment 83, posted at 11.04.15 18:57:24 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Too close for comfort

  • Comment 84, posted at 11.04.15 18:57:37 by Mutley Reply
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  • Well done Lions!

  • Comment 85, posted at 11.04.15 18:57:41 by Ben Reply
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  • Well deserved win Lions, congrats! That was a poor second half for the Sharks.

  • Comment 86, posted at 11.04.15 18:57:52 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Defence cost the Sharks the game.

  • Comment 87, posted at 11.04.15 18:58:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 82) : Sadly I think that’s a fair point

  • Comment 88, posted at 11.04.15 18:59:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 78) : Ball isn’t in play yet, so it’s not a knock on. That’s the way I see it at least.

  • Comment 89, posted at 11.04.15 19:02:16 by David12246 Reply

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  • hard luck boys

  • Comment 90, posted at 11.04.15 19:02:48 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Step in the right direction from the Sharks. A lot less aimless kicking. :cool:

  • Comment 91, posted at 11.04.15 19:02:54 by Ben Reply
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  • We may have lost by only 2 points, but the fact is, this team would have seen a similar score to last week if we were playing any team from NZ. I’d say the competition is well and truly lost at this point. I would love to be wrong.

  • Comment 92, posted at 11.04.15 19:04:03 by David12246 Reply

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  • @David12246 (Comment 89) : I see it the same way. It’s like a hooker knocking the ball before he puts it into a lineout.

  • Comment 93, posted at 11.04.15 19:04:27 by Ben Reply
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  • @David12246 (Comment 92) : I disagree. Even though our defence was crop, I saw a lot more commitment from the guys on the field.

  • Comment 94, posted at 11.04.15 19:06:11 by Ben Reply
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  • Much better guys, keep it up. Might be a good decision to give Cronje a run.

  • Comment 95, posted at 11.04.15 19:06:19 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Much better game. We lost,but played much better and the guys on the field really tried. Think all of them will be much more disappointed with the lost than any of us

  • Comment 96, posted at 11.04.15 19:07:31 by HeinF Reply

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  • @David12246 (Comment 92) : I disagree. Even though our defence was crap, I saw a lot more commitment from the guys on the field today.

  • Comment 97, posted at 11.04.15 19:07:32 by Ben Reply
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  • 68/32 possession in the lions favor, if jantjies kicked better we would have been trashed. Promising first half but the wheels came off again in the second half, discipline slightly better then in recent weeks. Its heartbreaking to watch this team. Great defence to keep the lions from getting their bonus point. See us ending last on the sa conference this season.

  • Comment 98, posted at 11.04.15 19:12:18 by Stiko85 Reply

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  • The same errors keep repeating. Four balls kicked out on the full (2 Reinach, 1 Zeilinga, 1 Esterhuizen), Reinach kicking away turnover ball and also kicking it dead, another yellow card, and crap defense.

    We seemed to have kicked less, yet the Lions had 70% of the possession.

  • Comment 99, posted at 11.04.15 19:12:33 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 94) : Fair point. But I still imagine the Hurricanes absolutely thrashing us in a game where we play like that.

  • Comment 100, posted at 11.04.15 19:24:08 by David12246 Reply

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  • @David12246 (Comment 100) : Agree, it’s gonna be a real test for this squad to go on tour. Let’s hope they can pull some miracles. Think we should at least end above the Cheetahs on the log…

  • Comment 101, posted at 11.04.15 19:57:45 by T-Shark Reply

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  • @T-Shark (Comment 101) : you prepared to bet on that

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