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Currie Cup 2015: Round 10


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content on 9 Oct 2015 at 09:07
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And just like that, the Currie Cup is virtually over for another season, with the last round of league games played this weekend. Only one fixture has any bearing on the make-up of the top 4, while two others will be instrumental in determining the location of one of the semi finals.

Western Province take on Eastern Province at 6pm today in a game that the hosts will want to win handsomely in order to give themselves the best possible chance of facing the Blue Bulls at home next week. Province will look to bank a big five-pointer here and then hope that the Pumas can do the unthinkable and prevent the Bulls from picking up any log points in the other game. Both teams have some injury concerns going into the game, but it’s hard to see the battered Kings putting up more than token resistance against a WP side with a lot to play for. Expect Province to win comfortably, by around 15 points.

Western Province: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Juan de Jongh (captain), 11 Leolin Zass, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6 Jurie Van Vuuren, 5 Chris Van Zyl, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Oliver Kebble.
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Jan De Klerk, 19 Justin Benn, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Jaco Taute.

Eastern Province Kings: 15 Scott van Breda, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Ronnie Cooke (captain), 12 JP du Plessis, 11 Luther Obi/Siviwe Soyizwapi, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Enrico Acker, 8 Tim Agaba, 7 Jacques Engelbrecht, 6 Thembelani Bholi, 5 Cornell Hess, 4 Stefan Willemse/Tazz Fuzani, 3 Simon Kerrod, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Replacements: 16 Martin Ferreira, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Basil Short, 19 David Bulbring, 20 Paul Schoeman, 21 Dwayne Kelly, 22 Karlo Aspeling.

In a simultaneous game, the Bulls visit Nelspruit to play the Pumas and while it’s perhaps comforting to think that MJ Mentz’s team might have a big upset left in them, I just can’t see it happening. The Pumas did well against the Cheetahs last week, but I doubt they really have the fire-power to take down a Currie Cup “big gun” this season and the Bulls will just have too much class in their squad to go down here. It might be scrappy and appear close at times, but I’m backing the boys in blue to pick up a win by 8-10 and claim second spot on the final log.

Pumas: 15 Hoffmann Maritz, 14 Bernado Botha, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Justin van Staden, 9 Francois de Klerk, 8 Jason-Colin Fraser, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Rudi Mathee, 4 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Francois du Toit, 1 Corné Fourie.
Replacements: 16 Frank Herne, 17 De-Jay Terblanché, 18 Marius Coetzer, 19 Dylan Petersen, 20 Reynier van Rooyen, 21 Hennie Skorbinski, 22 Wilmaure Louw.

Blue Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Corniel Els, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 RG Snyman, 19 Ruan Steenkamp, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 William Small-Smith.

In the biggest game of the round, the Sharks travel to Bloemfontein to face the Cheetahs in a winner-takes-all match for the last semi-final berth. It’s been a frankly horrendous campaign for both teams and one has to say that, on just 3 wins from 9 starts, it’s frankly embarrassing that the Cheetahs are even in semi-final contention this year. The Sharks, with 4 from 9 (and nary a bonus point in sight) can hardly claim any sort of moral advantage, but should they prevail here, would at least progress to the knock-outs with a 50% win record from the round robin stage. Gary Gold’s team have some continuity and the tiniest bit of momentum, given their big win against woeful Griquas, while the cheetahs are still licking their self-inflicted wounds after a draw to the Pumas last week. While the Bloemfonteiners love nothing more than getting one over the Sharks, my feeling is that the Durbanites will have just a little bit more desperation here and we’ll thus see a narrow Sharks win.

Don’t be late for the very early 2pm kick-off.

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Ryno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Johannes Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4 Armandt Koster, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Burrie Gildenhuys Uys.
Replacements: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 Teunis Nieuwoudt, 18 Reniel Hugo, 19 Freddy Ngoza, 20 Gerhard Olivier, 21 Ruan van Rensburg, 22 Niel Marais, 23 AJ Coertzen, 24 Willem Serfontein.

Sharks: 15 Garth April, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Sibusiso Sithole, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Etienne Oosthuizen, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Marco Wentzel (captain), 4 Dave McDuling, 3 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Replacements: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Christiaan de Bruin, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Heimar Williams, 22 Waylon Murray.

The last game really is the ultimate in dead rubber fixtures, with the unbeaten Lions facing the bottom-of-the-rung Griquas in Johannesburg. Johan Ackermann has rested his entire first choice side, but I’d still expect a comfortable Lions win in a game that should underline just how much better this union currently is than any other in the country. AND RUDOLF STRAEULI IS RUNNING THE SHOW FOR THEM.…. just let that bit sink in.

Golden Lions: 15 Vainon Willis, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Gerdus van der Walt, 11 Mark Richards, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ricky Schroeder, (captain), 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Fabian Booysen, 6 Albertus Smith, 5 Martin Muller, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Dylan Smith.
Replacements: 16 Mark Pretorius, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Bobby de Wee, 19 Stephan de Witt, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 22 Salom Gavor.

Griquas: 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Sandile Ngcobo, 13 Ruan Nel, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Ntabeni Dukisa, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Tian Meyer (captain), 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Jono Janse van Rensburg, 6 RJ Liebenberg, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Jonathan Adendorf, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 Sidney Tobias, 1 Danie Mienie.
Replacements: 16 Abraham le Roux, 17 Steph Roberts, 18 Leon Karemaker, 19 Wendal Wehr, 20 Dylon Frylinck, 21 Riaan Viljoen, 22 Jonathan Francke.



141 Comments

  • “AND RUDOLF STRAEULI IS RUNNING THE SHOW FOR THEM.…. just let that bit sink in.”
    :lol: :lol:
    How the Sharks took things for granted when he was in Durban.

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.10.15 09:38:52 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 1) : He did a lot of good whilst in Durban but was apparently very difficult to work with and a lot of players also left during his time here in Durban. So like with everyone there pros and cons

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.10.15 09:57:20 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : Not saying he is the Alpha and Omega, but he did allot more good than wrong for the Sharks. Apparently GG is easy to work with…. #justsaying

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.10.15 10:45:00 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 3) : You’re #justsayingalot lol :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.10.15 10:47:54 by StevieS Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : @Uli Boelie (Comment 3) : Anybody remember the great lock exodus?

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.10.15 11:02:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 5) : Did it have anything to do with Oom Rudi wanting to make a come back? :lol:

    Not that our locks are still staying around….

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.10.15 11:05:01 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 6) : If Matfield can, surely mr. Potato head can also :twisted:

    Our greatest loss was Mostert….he was an even bigger loss than PSdT.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.10.15 11:09:14 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 3) : Umm im not sure about the alot more good than bad…think its a toss up depending which angle you look from. Yes he brought in guys, but lots left too. He was a dictator at board room level as a result nobody was groomed to succeed him. But he did write up good contracts. So yeh def a toos up of good and bad.Remember the guys the Lions have a mainly rejects from the bigger unions where they couldnt crack it ahead of at the time more established guys, often Boks. Now those established guys/ Boks have left those Unions so where these players would have stepped into that breach they are now at the Lions.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.10.15 11:15:30 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : Mostert, Bresler, Marais x 2…just add those guys and watch our scrum difference

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.10.15 11:19:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • #justsaying is as #stupid as #tweeting.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.10.15 11:55:06 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 10) : #inyour #ratherarrogant #opinion

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.10.15 12:03:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 4) : :grin:

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.10.15 12:40:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ditto on the picks for this round…

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.10.15 12:41:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : :grin:

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.10.15 12:42:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Come on Sharks!!!!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.10.15 12:43:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And in the light of this thread up to now:
    #SharksFightingChance

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.10.15 12:44:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • #myopinion #tweetingisforbirds #idontliketwitter

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.10.15 13:51:04 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : I would love to see the balance sheet of who came, and stayed because of Strrols. I bet the balance sheet would be heavily in the positive for him. Just have a look at how few KZN schoolboys stay now as opposed to when he was around.

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.10.15 14:24:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I see Mallet has again run his mouth – this time with regard to the Poms approaching him about the English head coach job….mr. Integrity :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.10.15 14:36:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 18) : He did a sterling job in keeping the Kriel twins…also, most of the Sharks players that left under him is now again under him at the Lions. :twisted:

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.10.15 14:39:50 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) :

    Social media seems to bring out the worst in me.

    #humblepie

    :)

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.10.15 14:42:41 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 19) :
    http://ratetheref.co.za/2015/10/09/lancaster-responds-to-mallett-rumours/

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.10.15 14:56:01 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 18) : Um i dunno hey. There was a lot of movement both in and out. I think the school boy thing would also be distorted by what Hans Scriba was doing at the Academy. DOnt get me wrong i think Strauli did a good job…but i dont think he planned for the future too much in that he never worked closely with anyone so when he left there was a big void. And he also didnt do the best at retaining depth. The top guys were kept but those just under that all left.

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.10.15 15:00:28 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 23) : there was a big disconnect between rudolf and john plum. That’s where it all fell down. I personally think Rudolf did a very good job in terms of keeping the junior conveyor belt moving, but the uptake of those guys into the senior side wasn’t great, hence so many of them leaving.

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.10.15 15:02:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : Between Hans Scriba and Strauli they did their best to bring guys in. Prob Plum had is that the majority of his squad of the time were Boks or thereabout so was under pressure to play those guys. Its a tricky situation and does require compromise from both the young players as well as top coach. Unfortunately that didnt happen and guys left. If the Sharks side didnt hav the Boks then def more young guys would have been given a chance…but then without those top guys as we see now..how would results have fared? Tricky situation

  • Comment 25, posted at 09.10.15 15:07:47 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 20) : Well he couldnt keep everyone. Cant blame him for the third Kriel moving on though.

  • Comment 26, posted at 09.10.15 15:13:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 23) : I dont think Strools was planning on going anywhere, so had no reason to groom a successor.

  • Comment 27, posted at 09.10.15 15:15:30 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 19) : I might be alone in this, but I would rather keep GG than have Mallet as our coach. He is just too arrogant, even if he might be a good coach

  • Comment 28, posted at 09.10.15 15:15:54 by HeinF Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 28) : Not sure he is a good coach – his results as Bok coach, especially during his final two years says that he’s a rubbish coach (low 30%’s winning ratio).

    It’s better that he stick to technical analysis…”those who can, do – those who can’t, are on the side-line complaining about those that can” …. yep, that’s Mallet. :twisted:

  • Comment 29, posted at 09.10.15 15:28:07 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 22) : Once again proving that Mallet has absolutely no integrity, and even less respect for any of the coaches currently employed.

    He fits well with the has-beens on SS….Mallet wouldn’t cut it as a coach in the modern era.

    This quote by Lancaster says it all:

    “I will go see them and chat it all through professionally and privately the way it should be done.” – should serve as a tip to arrogant Mallet.

  • Comment 30, posted at 09.10.15 15:30:46 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 27) : No dictator ever plans on leaving :twisted:

  • Comment 31, posted at 09.10.15 15:33:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 29) : I did say might be a good coach ;)
    I also don’t agree with a lot of the things he says on SS, but not always sure if I disagree with him because he is wrong, I am wrong or because I just really dislike him. He is always so quick to criticise say what the coaching team is doing wrong and what they should be doing…you would imagine after coaching for so many years, he should know if problems were that easy to fix, all teams would win all the time, or atleast always play good rugby

  • Comment 32, posted at 09.10.15 15:38:14 by HeinF Reply

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  • Did Streauli leave when Smit was appointed or was it before then? Just pondering how much we really have benefited and flourished under Smit’s watch.

  • Comment 33, posted at 09.10.15 17:05:16 by Gold_Must_Go Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 18) : I have one big weight to put into the scale on the negative side: Marius Joubert… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 09.10.15 17:14:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 21) : Good response! #respect

  • Comment 35, posted at 09.10.15 17:15:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Gold_Must_Go (Comment 33) : He left after Smit arrived…

  • Comment 36, posted at 09.10.15 17:16:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 19) : @Uli Boelie (Comment 22) : As good as the bloke allegedly is…man, he can just be such a toss!! Why does he do that? To impress everyone with who actually wants him?? Just a toss…

  • Comment 37, posted at 09.10.15 17:18:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Just a thought on the Rob du Preez thing: If he is assistant coach for Super Rugby and head coach for Currie Cup…what happens if they really do move the Currie Cup to a slot that is parallel with Super Rugby…

  • Comment 38, posted at 09.10.15 17:27:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 37) : Hard to say anything about the guy without using a whole string of expletives….so best to use as few words as possible.

    Just wish somebody will actually call him to book for his eagerness to cause a rift between management and their coaching staff.

  • Comment 39, posted at 09.10.15 17:31:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 39) : Aye…ai…aiaiai…

  • Comment 40, posted at 09.10.15 17:55:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Soooo…channel hopping is about to start! Bulls v Pumas and Province v Kings…

  • Comment 41, posted at 09.10.15 17:56:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Here come the Bulls…

  • Comment 42, posted at 09.10.15 17:58:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And the Pumas…and a reserve is leading them out…because it will be his 100th cap if he comes on…

  • Comment 43, posted at 09.10.15 17:58:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Province and Kings now also on…

  • Comment 44, posted at 09.10.15 17:59:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 30 seconds into the game the TMO has to check for foul play in Cape Town…the lock for the Kings is very lucky to stay on the field…neck roll on his opposite number…

  • Comment 45, posted at 09.10.15 18:03:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Province kick the penalty into the corner and score…Carr!

  • Comment 46, posted at 09.10.15 18:04:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • At the same time the Pumas take the lead through a try by Marnus Schoeman…7-0 in Nelspruit…

  • Comment 47, posted at 09.10.15 18:05:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bulls almost score from the kickoff…but Stegmann drops the ball over the tryline…

  • Comment 48, posted at 09.10.15 18:05:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Pumas win a penalty for a Bull being doff…

  • Comment 49, posted at 09.10.15 18:06:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • While Province and the Kings are resetting a scrum a million times, the Pumas are attacking hard…but the final pass is forward! Good play Pumas…

  • Comment 50, posted at 09.10.15 18:08:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Kings finally get a penalty from that scrum and van Breda will take a shot!

  • Comment 51, posted at 09.10.15 18:08:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • He nails it beautifully and it is 7-3 in Cape Town…

  • Comment 52, posted at 09.10.15 18:09:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Bulls exit from the 22 and relieve a bit of pressure…

  • Comment 53, posted at 09.10.15 18:10:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Bulls steal the Pumas lineout ball and come up with a huge drive!

  • Comment 54, posted at 09.10.15 18:10:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ulengo steps into touch and the Bulls are awarded a penalty…

  • Comment 55, posted at 09.10.15 18:11:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Bulls kick for the corner…

  • Comment 56, posted at 09.10.15 18:11:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Pumas defend the maul well, but in the next phase are penalised…

  • Comment 57, posted at 09.10.15 18:12:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Meanwhile Province are hard on the attack…

  • Comment 58, posted at 09.10.15 18:12:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Bulls kick for the corner again and this time Stegmann scores at the back of the maul…

  • Comment 59, posted at 09.10.15 18:13:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Kings defend well but are offsides…du Preez will take a shot…

  • Comment 60, posted at 09.10.15 18:13:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Tian Schoeman hits the upright…7-5 after 13 mins…

  • Comment 61, posted at 09.10.15 18:14:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Du Preez nails the penalty and makes it 10-3 after 12 minutes…

  • Comment 62, posted at 09.10.15 18:15:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sorry…important phone call…meanwhile the Bulls lead 7-10…and Province lead 24-14…

  • Comment 63, posted at 09.10.15 18:42:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bulls go into half time 7-13 up after a Schoeman penalty…

  • Comment 64, posted at 09.10.15 18:44:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And Province lead 24-14 at halftime…

  • Comment 65, posted at 09.10.15 18:45:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Pumas have dominated territory and possession but the Bulls have been calm and good on the counter…

  • Comment 66, posted at 09.10.15 18:50:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Things going again in Cape Town…in Nelspruit they are still interviewing coaches…

  • Comment 67, posted at 09.10.15 18:54:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lleyds scores a minute into the second half…that’s the bonus point!

  • Comment 68, posted at 09.10.15 18:55:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bulls haven’t been great tonight…another knock after several phases…

  • Comment 69, posted at 09.10.15 18:56:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Province lead 31-14…

  • Comment 70, posted at 09.10.15 18:56:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Somewhere during my phone call Stegmann had picked up a yellow card…

  • Comment 71, posted at 09.10.15 18:58:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • More poor handling by the Bulls…they knock it…then turn it over…then knock it again…ai!

  • Comment 72, posted at 09.10.15 18:59:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Pumas receive another penalty…they kick it to the corner after their kicker had missed three penalties in the first half…

  • Comment 73, posted at 09.10.15 19:00:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bulls steal it after a poor throw…

  • Comment 74, posted at 09.10.15 19:01:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another penalty to the Pumas!

  • Comment 75, posted at 09.10.15 19:01:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This time they will take the shot…

  • Comment 76, posted at 09.10.15 19:02:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This time it’s there and it 10-13…

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  • Bulls attack through 11 phases but stuff it up in the end!

  • Comment 78, posted at 09.10.15 19:04:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Penalty to the Bulls though and they kick it to the corner…

  • Comment 79, posted at 09.10.15 19:05:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Bulls score off the maul again…Stegmann…

  • Comment 80, posted at 09.10.15 19:06:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another tough conversion to come…just missed again…

  • Comment 81, posted at 09.10.15 19:07:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 10-18 after 50 minutes…

  • Comment 82, posted at 09.10.15 19:07:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bulls really picking up momentum now…

  • Comment 83, posted at 09.10.15 19:09:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • …but knocked on and the Pumas counter…

  • Comment 84, posted at 09.10.15 19:10:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bit scrappy in Nelspruit…another sequence of knock…turnover…knock…

  • Comment 85, posted at 09.10.15 19:12:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Province score from the lineout…the replacement flanker…38-14…

  • Comment 86, posted at 09.10.15 19:15:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Bulls have scored their bonus point try…

  • Comment 87, posted at 09.10.15 19:16:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ulengo scored after an initial break by Schoeman…

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  • Schoeman converted and the Bulls are out of sight at 10-25…

  • Comment 89, posted at 09.10.15 19:17:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • But the Pumas have shifted a gear after that try and after several chances finally Speckman scores…

  • Comment 90, posted at 09.10.15 19:18:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The conversion is good and it is an 8 point game again…17-25…

  • Comment 91, posted at 09.10.15 19:19:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Still 38-14 in Cape Town…

  • Comment 92, posted at 09.10.15 19:19:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Bulls have made some rookie errors in the last 5 minutes…they blow another chance there!

  • Comment 93, posted at 09.10.15 19:22:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Stegmann gives away another stupid penalty…

  • Comment 94, posted at 09.10.15 19:23:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jeepers Speckman has pace!

  • Comment 95, posted at 09.10.15 19:25:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • In Nelspruit it is 17-25 with 10 mins to go…

  • Comment 96, posted at 09.10.15 19:27:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Big maul…but ANOTHER knock by the Bulls!!

  • Comment 97, posted at 09.10.15 19:28:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Province still lead 38-14…

  • Comment 98, posted at 09.10.15 19:28:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bulls attack…and KNOCK IT AGAIN!! WOW…

  • Comment 99, posted at 09.10.15 19:30:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Bulls have been far more dominant in the second half, but made soooo many handling errors!

  • Comment 100, posted at 09.10.15 19:31:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Not mich happening in Cape Town…still 38-14…

  • Comment 101, posted at 09.10.15 19:32:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 101) : …much…

  • Comment 102, posted at 09.10.15 19:34:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Poor work by Province at the maul…

  • Comment 103, posted at 09.10.15 19:37:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Pumas almost score to set up an exciting last minute…

  • Comment 104, posted at 09.10.15 19:38:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Now Pumas have scored…but right on the hooter, so that will be it…

  • Comment 105, posted at 09.10.15 19:38:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lleyds also scores for Province on the hooter…

  • Comment 106, posted at 09.10.15 19:40:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • So the Bulls scrape home 24-25…

  • Comment 107, posted at 09.10.15 19:40:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • They won’t be too happy with their efforts tonight…

  • Comment 108, posted at 09.10.15 19:41:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Province win 45-14…they will be happier with their efforts…but they have to travel to Loftus for the semi…

  • Comment 109, posted at 09.10.15 19:42:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • My money is on Province for the semi…?

  • Comment 110, posted at 09.10.15 19:43:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • RG Snyman is man of the match for the Bulls…

  • Comment 111, posted at 09.10.15 19:45:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Godlen Masimla the man of the match for Province…

  • Comment 112, posted at 09.10.15 19:46:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 110) : If they can keep the consistency I agree. However province just got bitch slapped a week or so ago. So if they can find the consistency yes they will. But one game where they play like they did against the Lions will undo them. If they played this way 4 games in a row I would be as confident as you.

  • Comment 113, posted at 09.10.15 19:59:56 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 113) : Yeah…that’s why I put the question mark at the end of the statement. Look, the Bulls have been scrappy for the last month or so…whereas Province has played very well, but just got crunched by a top Lions side. I give it to Province…marginally.

  • Comment 114, posted at 09.10.15 20:14:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Tomorrow’s games should be exciting! :grin:

  • Comment 115, posted at 09.10.15 20:42:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 114) : All but the Lions are still a gamble some better odds than others…

  • Comment 116, posted at 09.10.15 21:07:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Come on, Sharks!! Good luck…

  • Comment 117, posted at 10.10.15 07:20:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I’m starting to get excited…

  • Comment 118, posted at 10.10.15 13:32:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Kick off. Cubs vs Griquas

  • Comment 119, posted at 10.10.15 16:04:45 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try Greef

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  • Converted Prinsloo
    Griquas 7
    Cubs 0
    8min

  • Comment 121, posted at 10.10.15 16:16:43 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try Sampie Mastriet

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  • Converted vd Walt
    Cubs 7
    Griquas 7
    13min

  • Comment 123, posted at 10.10.15 16:18:30 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty missed by vd Walt
    Cubs 7
    Griquas 7
    16min

  • Comment 124, posted at 10.10.15 16:21:25 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try Kwagga!!!!!!!

  • Comment 125, posted at 10.10.15 16:37:58 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted vd Walt
    Cubs 14
    Griquas 7
    33min

  • Comment 126, posted at 10.10.15 16:39:00 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try Tian Meyer

  • Comment 127, posted at 10.10.15 16:46:06 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted Prinsloo
    Griquas 14
    Cubs 14
    39min

  • Comment 128, posted at 10.10.15 16:47:00 by Mutley Reply
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  • Halftime
    Griquas 14
    Cubs 14

  • Comment 129, posted at 10.10.15 16:47:53 by Mutley Reply
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  • It would be interesting to see if Ackerman plays all of the juniors win or lose or if he will bring in some big guns to pull things out of the fire. Too bad I can’t see who is on the bench.

  • Comment 130, posted at 10.10.15 16:50:27 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 130) : No big guns on the bench…

  • Comment 131, posted at 10.10.15 16:55:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 131) : Its a scrappy game

  • Comment 132, posted at 10.10.15 17:21:08 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty vd Walt
    Lions 17
    Griquas 14
    61min

  • Comment 133, posted at 10.10.15 17:23:27 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try Jaques Nel!!!!!!!

  • Comment 134, posted at 10.10.15 17:25:19 by Mutley Reply
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  • Convertion missed
    Lions 22
    Griquas 14
    64min

  • Comment 135, posted at 10.10.15 17:26:35 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try Dylan Frylik

  • Comment 136, posted at 10.10.15 17:43:28 by Mutley Reply
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  • Convertion missed
    Griquas 19
    Lions 22
    77min

  • Comment 137, posted at 10.10.15 17:44:16 by Mutley Reply
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  • 2nd try for the Jaques Nel

  • Comment 138, posted at 10.10.15 17:44:52 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted
    Lions 29
    Griquas 19
    80min

  • Comment 139, posted at 10.10.15 17:45:38 by Mutley Reply
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  • Fulltime and the Lions claims their 10th straight win with a bonus point 29-19 win over Griquas

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  • Man of the Match
    Pieter Scholz

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