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Patience is a virtue – or is it?


Written by Udo Lütge (pastorshark)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 9 Feb 2016 at 14:26
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The start of Super Rugby v2016.1.0 (which, admittedly, features changes that probably a bit more unpopular than some Windows upgrades) is now less than three weeks away. The pre-season has seen the firing of the first shots in anger and I thought the readers on Sharksworld might be interested in a bit of feedback about what has been on offer so far. So, in chronological order, here we go:

Saturday, 31 January
SWD vs Stormers 15-40
The write-ups all talk about the Stormers being particularly rusty in their display in George against the Eagles, but they did manage an ultimately comprehensive 15-40 win. They managed to score 6 tries in the process, conceding only 2. The Stormers were clearly placing an emphasis on the attacking part of their game, with as many as 10 quick tap penalties rather than kicks to the corner for driving mauls. Robbie Fleck expressed his happiness with the attacking intent, though an improvement will obviously be needed in terms of handling and finishing. The speedy winger Leolin Zas (184cm and 88kg) scored a hat-trick and will be someone to look out for going forward, though he doesn’t do anything about the tradition of a back three that is on the small side for the Stormers. The Stormers take on the Jaguars next weekend in a game that I am certainly looking forward to just to gauge the Jaguars stand.

Wednesday, 3 February
Force vs Hurricanes 28-0
The Force surprised many by convincingly beating the Hurricanes 28-0 in their first warm-up game. Former Stormers flyhalf, Peter Grant, made his first appearance for the Force. The result will be a big boost for the Force, particularly if you take into account that two yellow cards meant that they were down to 13 men for 6 minutes in the second half. The Force impressed early on with a series of offloads and smart passes and crossed the try-line as early as the fifth minute. The Canes had possession for long periods of the first half but the Force defence was tight and kept their opponents out. Leading 7-0 at half-time and making a host of changes at that stage, the Force were under the cosh at the start of the second half. The Canes were relentless and it must be hugely pleasing to the Force coaching staff that their boys kept the attacking New Zealanders out. Once the yellow-carded Mafi was back on the field he scored and from there on that Force gave an excellent account of themselves in the final corner, running in two superb tries. The Canes will be disappointed with the start and will want to improve in the remainder of their pre-season.

Thursday, 4 February
Blues vs Rebels 59-7
The Blues got their preparations off to a splendid start with a very one-sided 59-7 victory. Admittedly the Rebels took the field with a very inexperienced side, but the 9 try to 1 thumping would have rather pleased new Blues coach Tana Umaga. In his words: “The way we performed and the score line were both good but there are still plenty of things to work on. I think the guys can take some real confidence from this as we move on.” Keep an eye out for Rene Ranger, who is back after a lengthy lay-off, George Moala and Steven Luatua – they contributed to a display of pace and power that was just too much for the Rebels. The Blues play one more warm-up game on 19 February against the Chiefs, while the Rebels will be looking for a marked improvement in their last warm-up game against Samoa on 18 February.

Friday, 5 February
Toulon vs Sharks 29-21
Enough has been said about this game on the site. Suffice to say the Sharks (and their supporters!) will be chuffed with both the result and the positive developments in many aspects of play, but will be concerned about the injuries that were picked up and by an inconsistent display in the set-pieces.

Kings vs SWD 22-16
The Kings were given a serious fright by the SWD Eagles and had to come from behind to start their pre-season off on a winning note. The Eagles took an early lead through a penalty before the Kings struck with two tries for a 12-3 lead. However in the last part of the half it was all the Eagles and a penalty and converted try gave them a 12-13 lead at half-time. The Kings certainly showed clear dominance at scrum time and in the possession stakes – that will have pleased the coaches. Despite this, though, they struggled to construct point scoring opportunities. Obviously this will be an area they need to work on urgently before they kick off the new campaign. It will be interesting to see how this side develops – next weekend’s fixture against the Cheetahs should give us a better idea of exactly where they stand.

Saturday, 6 February
Brumbies vs Waratahs 17-21
By all accounts this game was a tough affair. Both sides fielded line-ups that contained a mix of new faces and experienced campaigners. Ultimately the Waratahs came back from a 12-7 deficit at half time to win the the game 17-21 with a try right at the death. The Tahs lost their captain, Dave Dennis, after just two minutes when he took a big knock. The Brumbies focussed their game on a powerful forward pack and scored first from a driving maul. The Tahs countered with highly impressive and speedy backline play to score their first try. Apparently the two wingers, Zac Guildford – the former Crusader – and Reece Robinson – a Rugby League convert, we very exciting on the night and we can expect the Tahs to be dangerous on the counter-attack and in the backs in general again in 2016. The Tahs will fine-tune their preparations by tackling the Chiefs and the Highlanders in the remaining weeks before their opener against the Reds. The Brumbies play one more warm-up game against the Reds before they take on the Hurricanes in Round 1.

Cheetahs vs Bulls 28-10
The Bulls and the Cheetahs took each other on in Harare. That apparently was not a good idea for the Bulls as they were will beaten by 28-10 in what all the pundits are describing as a surprise. The Bulls did pick a very inexperienced side, with almost all the players we got to admire in last year’s Currie not playing in a team that had a markedly second-string look about it. Still the Cheetahs will be extremely satisfied with their first hit out as they outscored the Bulls 4 tries to 1. Lock and captain on the day, Reniel Hugo, scored a brace and the referee did too, with two penalty tries awarded to the Cheetahs. Tian Schoeman scored all the points for the Bulls with a try, conversion and penalty. The winners led 14-3 at the break, but the Bulls came back at them after making a raft of substitutions. A thunder storm made things interesting in the last quarter and in tough conditions the Cheetahs scrum was dominant, earning them the two penalty tries.

Reds vs Crusaders 3-31
The Crusaders travelled to Ballymore to take on hosts the Reds and recorded a 3-31 victory. It was probably not quite as convincing as it sounds, with the Reds actually leading 3-0 at halftime. The Reds made a host of changes in the second half, spent two spells of 10 minutes down to 14 men and fell away as a result. The Reds dominated the scrums for most of the game, but once Nemani Nadolo came on at inside centre the Crusaders backs started to turn things around. The Reds play their next warm-up game against the Brumbies. The Crusaders take on the Highlanders

Racing Metro vs Highlanders 45-38
If you happened to have been in Hong Kong last weekend this would have been a very nice game to watch, I reckon. The two sides shared 13 tries between them before Racing emerged 45-38 winners. For the most part the score line was very even all the way through – it was only two tries to the Highlanders either side of half-time that opened up any sort of lead. The try to Richard Buckman straight form the second half restart made it 12-26 to the Landers. That sparked off a frantic third quarter in which four further tries – three to Racing and one to the Highlanders – made it 31-31 heading into the final quarter. With 10 minutes to go it was 38-38 and shortly before the end Chris Masoe scored off the driving maul to give Racing the victory. The Highlanders were especially vulnerable to the driving maul, while their backline always looked dangerous. The Highlanders still take on the Crusaders and the Waratahs in the pre-season.

Lions vs Valke 62-17
Lions vs Leopards 103-0
I’m not certain how much the Lions will have got out of these two warm-up against two severely under-strength sides. We certainly know that their attacking structure works, but they will not have learnt much about their defensive structure, set pieces and paly under pressure. In the first game they led 22-5 at half-time before basically substituting their whole side before scoring 6 more side in the second half. The Leopards game was simply a procession with referee Jaco van Heerden actually ending the game substantially early once the Lions reached the century mark. We’ll know more about the Lions when they play the Bulls and the Jaguars over the next two weekends.

The rest of the sides – the Jaguars, Sunwolves and Chiefs – have not yet played a warm-up game. Of course it is always difficult to know exactly what to read into these results as combinations are still being tested and feet being found. The Force and the Cheetahs have given notice that they may not be the obvious also-rans that many made them out to be in the off season. The Crusaders, Sharks and Lions have got off to the starts they wanted. Injuries are already one of the main topics this early on, especially for the Sharks. As for the rest, it is interesting to see what is happening at this early stage and will be just as interesting to see how the sides develop in the next two weeks before Super Rugby kicks off. Bring it on…



84 Comments

  • Can’t wait! Well done pastor. :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.02.16 14:58:36 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • I wouldn’t read too much into that Canes game. If anything I’m very wary of slow-off-the-mark New Zealand teams…

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.02.16 15:17:40 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I was getting ready to check how virtuous I am when anticipating your in depth write up on the 2 Lions games. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.02.16 15:18:23 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Seems these warm-up games are a coin flip between testing every aspect of your gameplan and players, but risking injury in the process (Sharks)…..

    ….or just making sure your guys get some game time under their belts, without learning too much about your players and gameplan but also not risking too much injury (Lions).

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.02.16 15:18:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • nemani nadolo at inside centre could be interesting.

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.02.16 15:21:33 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 4) : One could argue that the Lions are such a settled side by now, that game time is a higher priority.

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.02.16 15:23:10 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Hahaha…sorry man! The title was supposed to be a different one…the “Patience is a Virtue” one is reserved for a piece I’ve worked on for a while now and will try to get out before the Super Rugby season starts. Anyway, in some sort of way it actually works for this post too…so there we are! I’ll see what I do with the title for the other piece now…*blush*

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.02.16 16:02:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 5) : I would be nervous about facing him there. If that is any sort of measure of whether he should play there, we’ll see him in the 12. After all, he did play there in the world cup…

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.02.16 16:06:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 7) : Rob, if you want to change the title to what I originally had in mind – I think it was something like “Pre-season Adventures Part 1″ – feel free to change it. That way I don’t have to look for a new title for that other article! :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.02.16 16:07:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I’m not even excited anymore. My excitement will have to be EARNED this year.

    In any event I hope the Sharks can rekindle my passion for rugby.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.02.16 16:09:21 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 5) : @pastorshark (Comment 8) : could be interesting to see what he can do there but then again at 12 he’s also closer to the loosies and big guys to help with defence. Personally I would have him play 13 that way he can make space for the wings without being to close to the forwards to help stop his runs.

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.02.16 16:41:47 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 7) : thanx for the info on all the warm up games. Other post you can just call “Better late than never”. ;-P

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.02.16 17:10:44 by JD Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 10) : Sad to say Im in the same boat. I think this is the least forward Ive looked to the beginning of a new rugby season ever.Its not only the Sharks performance of recent times but also this new format of Super Rugby.

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.02.16 17:15:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 10) : @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 13) : must say for me it’s this silly new format. It totally takes away the “best vs best” format that made Super rugby great.

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.02.16 17:22:24 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 12) : :mrgreen: The other post bas involved a lot of research and statistics. I’ve been checking into how long it took Super Rugby champion coaches to win their first trophy and whether one should therefore be patient with new coaches or whether one can realistically expect instant success. Very interesting results…

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.02.16 18:17:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 13) : @JD (Comment 14) : I agree that the format sucks bananas…but I must admit that I am looking forward to watching some rugby again…and to watching the Sharks in particular this season…

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.02.16 18:19:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 15) : so how far untill the post is completed?

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.02.16 19:29:37 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 16) : ja that’s all that I’m looking forward to!! Miss the Sharks a lot!!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.02.16 19:32:21 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 17) : It needs about another hour or so of work…but finding that hour has been elusive in the last two weeks…

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.02.16 19:34:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 19) : I’ll try and get it done next Monday…

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.02.16 19:34:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 20) : good luck sound good, can’t wait to read it.

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.02.16 21:10:14 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 21) : No pressure… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.02.16 21:17:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 22) : no pressure Pastor I’m sure it’s already a masterpiece!!! ;-P

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.02.16 21:20:15 by JD Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 4) : @vanmartin (Comment 6) :

    The Lions are expected to field a full strength team against the Bulls this weekend . The Bulls also supposedly fielding there strongest team (it looks a bit currie cup like to me but hey … )

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.02.16 10:57:33 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 24) : I’m really looking forward to that game! It should give us a far better idea where both sides stand…

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.02.16 12:22:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 25) : sure will . My general feeling is that the Lions should do better than most SA team . Why ? the team core is going into its 3rd season together . i dont think any other SA team can say this . I feel if the Sharks can keep the same group of players for a year or 2 they will become comparative . For now i expect a mid table finish for them (I could be wrong) . Bulls , stormers and cheetahs basically have a whole new team . Dont see them doing much .

    Kings …..

    If the Lions will be competitive against the NZL teams remains to be seen . Maybe , maybe not . we will see .

    Personally , im excited to see how we go against the jaguars .

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.02.16 12:36:08 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 26) : I agree with you…with a pinch of hope for more from the Sharks thrown in… :lol: Of course one of the Cheetahs, Bulls or Stormers has to make the play-offs because of the clever new tournament setup… :x

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.02.16 12:52:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 26) : My gut tells me this is the Lions’ year. Only thing holding them back in my opinion is the old ‘Lions don’t do well in Super Rugby’ mentality. If they can shake that off there’s no reason they won’t do well in their conference. With the the squad being well rotated in the past two seasons I don’t even think injuries will have such a disastrous effect on you as on other SA teams. I’ll be rooting for you guys when you’re not up against the Sharks ;-)

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.02.16 13:08:49 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 26) : @pastorshark (Comment 27) : @vanmartin (Comment 28) : think it’s going to be tough for SA sides in our conference to get a spot in the play-offs but then again I think Sharks or Lions can do it if they really play to their potential.

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.02.16 15:57:58 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 28) : Unless they’re in a dogfight with the Sharks for the last playoff spot… :mrgreen: …but I hear you!

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.02.16 21:43:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 2) : I agree…the Canes should be contenders…though that New Zealand conference is a toughie…

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.02.16 21:44:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 29) : We certainly have a very tough pool…let’s see how it pans out. I am interested to see how the Jaguars go…

  • Comment 32, posted at 10.02.16 21:45:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 32) : yes will be interesting but I really hope the Sharks play some good rugby and make the play-offs!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.02.16 07:59:28 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 32) : Im also interested to see how the Jaguars fare. They have a lot of the Arg guys that have played together but now under a different coach. They havnt exactly been the most consistent in the Rugby Championship so interested to see how they fare with the extra travel now. Make no mistake they do have a lot of quality players though. I do think they serve as a lot of motivation for the SA players as if they fare well against the Jaguars then it sends a big message that they would fare well as an international in a Bok jersey.

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.02.16 08:53:53 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 34) : Personally I don’t think it is quite so obvious that they will be the ones to qualify from this group…they have a strong side…but they will have a lot of adjusting and a lot of travelling to do. I certainly don’t think they just have to pitch to advance…

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.02.16 13:27:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 35) : Oh ya i definitely agree with you. As i said there is a lot of incentive for the SA players to do well against them

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.02.16 13:56:36 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 36) : It’ll be very interesting to see how that develops…

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.02.16 21:43:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 34) : @SheldonK (Comment 36) : @pastorshark (Comment 35) : think on reputation (squad) everyone think they should do well. Just hope the Sharks can build on the two preseason games!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 38, posted at 12.02.16 11:55:22 by JD Reply
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  • Some more interesting results…I’ll do another write up on Monday…but here are the results so far:
    Brumbies 31-18 Reds
    Chiefs 17-12 Waratahs
    Highlanders 19-19 Crusaders

  • Comment 39, posted at 12.02.16 18:42:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Interested to see how the Kings/Cheetahs game goes this evening…

  • Comment 40, posted at 12.02.16 18:42:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Just about halftime in PE…Cheetahs lead 6-7…

  • Comment 41, posted at 12.02.16 19:54:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 41) : Apparently it’s wet in PE…

  • Comment 42, posted at 12.02.16 19:56:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 5 minutes into the second half the Kings have taken the lead against the Cheetahs…it is 11-7…turn up for the books?

  • Comment 43, posted at 12.02.16 20:11:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Cheetahs now lead 11-14 after 65 minutes…

  • Comment 44, posted at 12.02.16 20:37:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wow! Wow! Wow! How incredible was that?! Chris Morris the hero!! #2all

  • Comment 45, posted at 12.02.16 21:28:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Cheetahs ended up scoring a third try to win 11-21…

  • Comment 46, posted at 12.02.16 22:28:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 45) : so mad with myself missed it as after JP lost his wicket I swopped because I was sure they were tanking again.

  • Comment 47, posted at 12.02.16 23:07:55 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 46) : again some interesting results. Could be a really interesting season ahead.

  • Comment 48, posted at 12.02.16 23:09:49 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 47) : It went from bad to worse after JP got out…when Morris and Abbott got together with still over 50 need I messaged a mate of mine and said, “Hero time!” Morris obliged… :grin:

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.02.16 07:22:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 49) : good call.

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.02.16 13:59:01 by JD Reply
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  • Wow, the Blues have a second huge win in a row. After pumping the Rebels 59-7, they thumped last year’s finalists, the Hurricanes, who were almost at full strength, 40-12… :shock:

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.02.16 15:06:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Force followed up their impressive 28-0 win over the Canes with a less impressive 34-26 win over the Asia Pacific Dragons…

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.02.16 15:08:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Stormers led the Jaguars 12-0 at half time…

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.02.16 17:33:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Penalty Stormers and try Jaguars in the second half made it 15-7…

  • Comment 54, posted at 13.02.16 17:33:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Stormers have just scored their third try…22-7…I think there are about 15mins left…

  • Comment 55, posted at 13.02.16 17:34:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Still a way to go…and the Jaguars have a very promising squad…but I repeat what I said yesterday: I don’t think it is quite so automatic that they will do well and win our conference…if the Sharks habe hectic travelling challenges this season, the Jaguars have even greater challenges as they have no other side that is based in their country…so all away games mean hectic travel. Anyway, we’ll see how all that unfolds…

  • Comment 56, posted at 13.02.16 17:37:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 56) : You could be right. They have been together since beginning Jan. Only seeing friends and family occasionally. After 4 months of that arrangement, travelling etc….they may start to experience fatigue and mental exhaustion.

  • Comment 57, posted at 13.02.16 17:46:26 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Lions lead Bulls 12-0 after 30 mins…

  • Comment 58, posted at 13.02.16 17:47:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 58) : Tries to Whitely and Combrink…

  • Comment 59, posted at 13.02.16 17:48:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • How was the Stormers play though? Do they look well drilled. I

  • Comment 60, posted at 13.02.16 17:48:32 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • I suspect our conference will be the stronger, tougher one in the Africa group…?

  • Comment 61, posted at 13.02.16 17:48:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Only a few minutes left in Cape Town and the Stormers have scored again…29-7…

  • Comment 62, posted at 13.02.16 17:51:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 60) : Not able to watch…getting updates from a mate…will get more info from him later…

  • Comment 63, posted at 13.02.16 17:52:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 57) : They have talent…but that will be a factor…and doing well over tournaments that last a few weeks in predominantly one country are vastly different to a tournament that lasts a few months over a huge geographical area. Well, we’ll see…

  • Comment 64, posted at 13.02.16 17:53:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jaguars score a try at the death…final score 29-14 to the Stormers…

  • Comment 65, posted at 13.02.16 17:55:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 65) : That try at the death would have robbed the Stormers of a bonus point under the new rules if this was already a Super Rugby game…

  • Comment 66, posted at 13.02.16 17:57:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 61) : That’s a given. But in that lies opportunity. Teams in other conferences may not be battle hardened come the business end of the competition. Playing against NZ may have also played a big part in our preparations. The intensity we showed in the past two weeks told me that a benchmark was determined and worked towards meeting and exceeding it. Our coaching team has done a very good job.

  • Comment 67, posted at 13.02.16 18:00:29 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Jesse Kriel scored for the Bulls just before halftime…12-7 to the Lions at halftime…

  • Comment 68, posted at 13.02.16 18:01:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 63) : Thanks

  • Comment 69, posted at 13.02.16 18:02:05 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 67) : Very fair comment…

  • Comment 70, posted at 13.02.16 18:02:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 70) : Cool.

  • Comment 71, posted at 13.02.16 18:06:22 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Lions centre Janse van Rensburg scores early in the second half…19-7…

  • Comment 72, posted at 13.02.16 18:06:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • In other news: France just scored to take the lead against Ireland…I wasn’t expecting that! 10-9 with 10 minutes left…

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  • France win 10-9…

  • Comment 74, posted at 13.02.16 18:23:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Bulls respond with a try by Grant Hattingh and it is 19-14 after 50 mins…

  • Comment 75, posted at 13.02.16 18:24:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Bulls have turned it around…on 69 minutes Burger Odendaal scores and they lead 21-19…

  • Comment 76, posted at 13.02.16 18:39:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lions are in for their fourth and retake the lead with 2 minutes to go…24-21…

  • Comment 77, posted at 13.02.16 18:46:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ulengo scores for the Bulls AFTER the hooter to grab the win…28-24…

  • Comment 78, posted at 13.02.16 18:48:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 78) : 4 tries each…sounds like a good game…

  • Comment 79, posted at 13.02.16 18:49:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great game between Wales and Scotland…Wales win 27-23…

  • Comment 80, posted at 13.02.16 20:34:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 60) : Apparently the Stormers were quite impressive…

  • Comment 81, posted at 14.02.16 06:27:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 81) : Hearing different things…like the Jaguars ran the ball from everywhere, didn’t kick for touch or take penalties for poles. The game was loose and the only real good thing from the Stormers was their scrum.

  • Comment 82, posted at 14.02.16 08:08:20 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 82) : Maybe my mate is too much of a Stormers fan… :mrgreen: I’ll push him a bit harder…he just sent a short message last night…

  • Comment 83, posted at 14.02.16 08:12:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 82) : @pastorshark (Comment 81) : ja it all depends on the colour shade of the glasses you’re wearing!!! Mine is Black&White all the way!!!

  • Comment 84, posted at 14.02.16 14:05:23 by JD Reply
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