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Vodacom Cup: EP Kings vs Sharks XV


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :EP Kings, Original Content, Sharks, Vodacom Cup on 8 May 2015 at 17:00
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The Sharks XV will be down in Port Elizabeth tonight where they will face the Eastern Province Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in their final match in this year’s Vodacom Cup competition.

Both teams have failed to make any significant impression on the log as the Kings are currently fifth and the Sharks sixth. A win for the Sharks will mean they leapfrog the Kings and finish fifth on the log.

Tera Mtembu returns for the Sharks after a lengthy injury lay off and will start at eighthman. Another point of interest will be former Samoan and Kings winger Paul Perez making his return to his former home ground.

Former Sharks player, Tim Whitehead takes over the captaincy for the Kings after Luke Watson was ruled out after he picked up flu late in the week. Former Springbok CJ van der Linde also makes his return to the Kings starting lineup.

Kick-off is at 7pm.

Eastern Province Kings: 15 Siviwe Soqizwapi 14 Siyanda Grey 13 Ronnie Cooke 12 Tim Whitehead (capt) 11 Luther Obi 10 Hansie Graaff 9 Jaco Grobler 8 Paul Schoeman 7 Stefan Willemse 6 Thembelani Bholi 5 Cornell Hess 4 Tazz Fuzani 3 CJ van der Linde 2 Edgar Marutlulle 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Replacements: 16 Mike van Vuuren 17 Enoch Mnyaka 18 David Bulbring 19 Eital Bredenkamp 20 Eniro Acker 21 Sphu Msutwana 22 Scott van Breda

Sharks XV: 15 Garth April 14 Paul Perez 13 Paul Jordaan 12 Marius Louw 11 Tonderai Chavhanga 10 Heimar Williams 9 Hanco Venter 8 Tera Mtembu 7 Johan Meyer 6 Khaya Majola 5 Jean Droste 4 Christiaan de Bruin 3 Marne Coetzee 2 Monde Hadebe (capt) 1 Barend Potgieter
Replacements: 16 Johan Erasmus 17 Mthunzi Moloi 18 Sias Koen 19 Francois Kleinhans 20 Cameron Wright 21 Sandile Kubeka 22 Alcino Izaacs



106 Comments

  • Wish the game was televised. :(

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.05.15 17:25:20 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 1) : yeah, would be nice.

    Pierre is there, though and he’ll do his best to keep us updated, signal permitting

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.05.15 17:36:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Hope he isn’t using MTN! :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.05.15 18:06:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 3) : CELL C Ben :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.05.15 18:34:59 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Evening folks, who’s joining me

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.05.15 18:36:08 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 4) : Thank Heavens! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.05.15 18:41:27 by Ben Reply
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  • Lovely evening for running rugby, lets hope ;-)

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.05.15 18:53:28 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Adam Wessels is a late replacement for Sia Koen on the bench

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.05.15 18:54:11 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks taking the field

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.05.15 19:02:01 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Taking taking it wide early on, turn over from tthe tackle

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.05.15 19:03:51 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • 1st lineout on the Sharks 10m

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.05.15 19:04:18 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Good take by the KIngs setting up the drive

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.05.15 19:04:45 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Knock on by Graaff, scrum Sharks

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.05.15 19:05:16 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Big scrum from the Kings but Sharks get away with it, runs down field taken over touch line inside Kings half

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.05.15 19:06:49 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Scrum penalty for Kings Sharks not binding, lineout on Sharks 10m

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.05.15 19:07:37 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Big drive from the Kings inside Sharks 22, penalty Kings going for points

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.05.15 19:08:48 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Graaff adds the 1st points for the Kings, 8mins gone

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.05.15 19:09:42 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings 3 – 0 Sharks

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.05.15 19:10:11 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks with a strong drive down the midfield

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.05.15 19:10:39 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Not scared to let the ball do the work down the backline, taken over the touch line lineout Kings 22

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.05.15 19:11:23 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Perez with his 1st touch, runs over one player, Sharks with a knock on 10m from touch line, tried to release the ball in the tackle, scrum Kings

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.05.15 19:13:07 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • There comes that slow internet now

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.05.15 19:16:51 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings 3 – 0 Sharks 20mins

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.05.15 19:17:22 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks with a freekick inside Kings half

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.05.15 19:18:57 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Another pen Sharks 10m from 22, April to take a shot

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.05.15 19:19:39 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings 3 – 3 Sharks, pen kicked by April

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.05.15 19:20:33 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Pen to Kings just outside Sharks 22, going for touch

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.05.15 19:21:51 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 24) : Thanks for the updates Pierre!

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.05.15 19:22:41 by Ben Reply
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  • Some solid defence from the Sharks, turnover and pen to Shark

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.05.15 19:23:22 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Lineout still inside Sharks half of the field

  • Comment 30, posted at 08.05.15 19:23:52 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks not holding on to the ball, Kings come away with it, strong run by Obi. Penalty just inside Sharks 22

  • Comment 31, posted at 08.05.15 19:25:34 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings driving it up, but defence is holding

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.05.15 19:26:37 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Obi is over for Kings’ 1st try, conv to come

  • Comment 33, posted at 08.05.15 19:27:11 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Touchline conversion missed 8 – 3 to Kings

  • Comment 34, posted at 08.05.15 19:27:58 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks somehow got away with the ball from the kick off and scores their 1st try

  • Comment 35, posted at 08.05.15 19:28:55 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Conversion missed, scores are level at 8 all 14mins remaining

  • Comment 36, posted at 08.05.15 19:32:07 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sorry, to get back to just before the Kings scored their 1st try, Sharks were reduced to 14 men, Paul Jordaan yellow carded

  • Comment 37, posted at 08.05.15 19:34:01 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Jordaan returns, Sharks back to 15

  • Comment 38, posted at 08.05.15 19:36:57 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks with a lineout on half way

  • Comment 39, posted at 08.05.15 19:38:05 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 38) : Thanks for updates Pierre. Why was Jordaan carded?

  • Comment 40, posted at 08.05.15 19:38:26 by Rvw Reply

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  • Ball went to the midfield and back over the touchline, another lineout for Sharks on the 10m

  • Comment 41, posted at 08.05.15 19:39:10 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks inside Kings 22, 5m out

  • Comment 42, posted at 08.05.15 19:39:43 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Pen for Sharks, 5m out

  • Comment 43, posted at 08.05.15 19:41:24 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Strong counter drive by the Kings, ball goes to the blind side but player steps into touch

  • Comment 44, posted at 08.05.15 19:42:07 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Lineout Kings, 4mins remaining

  • Comment 45, posted at 08.05.15 19:42:44 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @Rvw (Comment 40) : hands in the ruck if i remember correctly

  • Comment 46, posted at 08.05.15 19:43:54 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks with another strong drive ref playing adv, 5m out

  • Comment 47, posted at 08.05.15 19:44:29 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings defending for all they worth

  • Comment 48, posted at 08.05.15 19:44:57 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • April tries the cross kick to Perez but just too far as the ball goes over the touchline

  • Comment 49, posted at 08.05.15 19:45:36 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Players go back for the penalty, Sharks setting up the lineout

  • Comment 50, posted at 08.05.15 19:46:20 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • last chance to score before halftime

  • Comment 51, posted at 08.05.15 19:46:47 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Hooter goes in the back ground as the Sharks lose ground on attack

  • Comment 52, posted at 08.05.15 19:47:42 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Player held up, ref blows for half time

  • Comment 53, posted at 08.05.15 19:48:25 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Half Time:
    Sharks 8 – Tries: Venter. Penalty: April
    Kings 8 – Tries: Obi. Penalty: Graaff

  • Comment 54, posted at 08.05.15 19:50:54 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Players back on to the field for the start of the second half

  • Comment 55, posted at 08.05.15 20:00:06 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings with an early pen inside their 22, Sharks playing the ball on the ground

  • Comment 56, posted at 08.05.15 20:01:16 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Another pen to Kings Sharks not releasing the ball in the tackle, Kings setting up a lineout just outside Sharks 22

  • Comment 57, posted at 08.05.15 20:02:34 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Pen to Sharks, lineout just inside Sharks half

  • Comment 58, posted at 08.05.15 20:03:41 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings gather the overthrow, driving it up inside Sharks half

  • Comment 59, posted at 08.05.15 20:04:29 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks get their hands on the ball, Louw with a strong run

  • Comment 60, posted at 08.05.15 20:05:08 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Play is back inside Kings half, Graaff with a big up and under Mtembu knocks, Kings back on the Sharks tryline

  • Comment 61, posted at 08.05.15 20:06:29 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings over for the second try

  • Comment 62, posted at 08.05.15 20:06:53 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Schoeman scores Kings second try, Graaff miss conv

    Kings lead 13 – 8

  • Comment 63, posted at 08.05.15 20:07:59 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks cant get any momentum. Knock on by Kings scrum Sharks just inside their 10m

  • Comment 64, posted at 08.05.15 20:10:54 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Some good play by the Sharks and April coming in from 15, Kings offsides pen Sharks on Kings 10m

  • Comment 65, posted at 08.05.15 20:12:06 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • April looking to add the extra 3

  • Comment 66, posted at 08.05.15 20:12:37 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • April had the distance but not the direction, scores remain 13 – 8

  • Comment 67, posted at 08.05.15 20:14:03 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Some aimless kicking by the Sharks, just kicks it straight to the man

  • Comment 68, posted at 08.05.15 20:15:09 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Obi intercepts and run 50m to score under the post, but the ref calls them back for a knock on, scrum to Sharks

  • Comment 69, posted at 08.05.15 20:16:55 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Another massive scrum by the Kings, but ref awards a pen the Sharks, April kicks it 10m down the field to set up a lineout

  • Comment 70, posted at 08.05.15 20:17:52 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • How does Terra look? Available for SR soon or too rusty?

  • Comment 71, posted at 08.05.15 20:18:40 by Kabouter Reply

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  • April is handful for the Kings’ defence

  • Comment 72, posted at 08.05.15 20:19:11 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Ja also keen to know how ready Jordaan looks?

  • Comment 73, posted at 08.05.15 20:19:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Eish, sounds like Kings have all the momentum

  • Comment 74, posted at 08.05.15 20:20:17 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Sharks had a good period of attack, but turnover ball for the Kings, kicks into touch, Sharks lineout on Kings 22

  • Comment 75, posted at 08.05.15 20:20:36 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 72) : good to hear! At least he has had more than a week to practice with some team mates. How is Heimar going?

  • Comment 76, posted at 08.05.15 20:21:42 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 74) : Very rusty made one crucial error not catching the high ball which led to the Kings’ 2nd try

  • Comment 77, posted at 08.05.15 20:21:58 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 73) : not too much just a yellow card to speak of

  • Comment 78, posted at 08.05.15 20:23:29 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 76) : Tera was replaced about 5min ago

  • Comment 79, posted at 08.05.15 20:24:06 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sounds like April is quite useful. No dstv so I cant really see what’s happening. Tommorrows game I’ll be streaming.

  • Comment 80, posted at 08.05.15 20:25:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 74) : Kings are putting them under a lot of pressure, they back on Sharks’ 5m line, Sharks lineout

  • Comment 81, posted at 08.05.15 20:25:52 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 77) : off the point. Botes on Toks and Tjops and still looks like he can run out on the field. He sounds positive re Sharks future and youngsters

  • Comment 82, posted at 08.05.15 20:26:12 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 80) : yes he is very quick and nippy comes in to join the line

  • Comment 83, posted at 08.05.15 20:27:39 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings with another attacking lineout inside Sharks’ 22

  • Comment 84, posted at 08.05.15 20:28:08 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 81) : how much time left? Things looks like slipping away

  • Comment 85, posted at 08.05.15 20:28:47 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Some relief for the Sharks as the Kings are penalised, lineout just outside their 22

  • Comment 86, posted at 08.05.15 20:29:33 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Van Breda kicks a penalty to give the Kings a 16 – 8 lead, with 11mins remaining

  • Comment 87, posted at 08.05.15 20:33:02 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Van Breda slices through the midfield, ball went forward in the offload scrum Sharks on their 22

  • Comment 88, posted at 08.05.15 20:34:55 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks falling off a lot of tackles, penalty to the Sharks deep inside their 22, lineout 10m from halfway

  • Comment 89, posted at 08.05.15 20:37:48 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 88) : gotta score asap

  • Comment 90, posted at 08.05.15 20:38:48 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Kings are back on the Sharks’ tryline

  • Comment 91, posted at 08.05.15 20:39:34 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Acker scores Kings’ 3rd try, conv to come

  • Comment 92, posted at 08.05.15 20:40:15 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 92) : wrong team scoring. Good night nurse. Please dont say it was around edges of lose scrum with poor pillar defence

  • Comment 93, posted at 08.05.15 20:41:33 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Kings now leading 23 – 8 EINA 5mins remaining

  • Comment 94, posted at 08.05.15 20:41:39 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings looking to score their 4th try

  • Comment 95, posted at 08.05.15 20:44:15 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Game reaches the final minute

  • Comment 96, posted at 08.05.15 20:46:23 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Kings camped on Sharks’ 5m, ball eventually goes over the touchline, final lineout,

  • Comment 97, posted at 08.05.15 20:47:50 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 97) : thank goodness this disaster of campaign is over

  • Comment 98, posted at 08.05.15 20:50:47 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Kings well deserved 23 – 8 winners, Sharks wasnt up for the game really disappointing effort from their side.

    Welldone Kings

  • Comment 99, posted at 08.05.15 20:51:48 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Sharks: (8) 8 – Tries: Venter. Penalty: April
    Kings: (8) 23 – Tries: Obi, Schoeman, Acker. Conversion: Van Breda (1). Penalties: Graaff (1), van Breda (1)

  • Comment 100, posted at 08.05.15 20:55:22 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Very disappointing. :roll:

  • Comment 101, posted at 08.05.15 21:40:54 by Ben Reply
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  • *sigh*

  • Comment 102, posted at 08.05.15 22:24:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 80) : DSTV wouldn’t have helped you. Game wasn’t televised.

  • Comment 103, posted at 08.05.15 22:50:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Strudwick will now get to focus on age group rugby, and build his CC teams…that is what I’ll judge the Sharks on this year.

  • Comment 104, posted at 09.05.15 07:23:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Not surprised that the other Sharks teams and age groups are suffering. The fish has been rotting from the head down for quite a while.

  • Comment 105, posted at 09.05.15 07:56:38 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • Pretty embarrassing from the Sharks XV…im really concerned about CC

  • Comment 106, posted at 11.05.15 09:15:27 by SheldonK Reply

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