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Safety first, first up?


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 18 Feb 2016 at 14:07
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There’s a fair bit of discussion doing the rounds relating to the Sharks and their flyhalf conundrum ahead of the Super Rugby opener next weekend. While I’m not keen to look too far ahead at this stage, I do think we need to be pretty close to a decision on a starting pivot for that first game, at least. Who that guy should be, though, is a question that is causing me sleepless nights, so I’m sure it must be significantly worse for Gary Gold!

I’ll start off with a confession. In my desire to see Inny-Christian Radebe come through, I’ve perhaps done Garth April a disservice. While I consider both players to be relatively young and untried, there’s a massive experience gulf between the two all the same. April has played senior rugby for a number of seasons and at 24 is certainly no spring chicken, whereas Inny has yet to taste action above the level of Varsity Shield and a little bit of Vodacom Cup. He’s four years April’s junior and despite his prodigious and precocious talents is still a very young man indeed.

What I’m saying is that it probably isn’t Inny’s time to be thrown into the Super Rugby cauldron just yet. While I remain convinced that he’s the real deal and am very keen to see him exposed to big rugby this year, the opener against the Kings is probably not the best place to blood him, especially given that he’s just coming off an injury lay-off himself. Inny’s time will come, but for now, the choice has to be between April and Joe Pietersen for the first number 10 jersey of the season.

April played well against Toulouse, I thought, without being truly exceptional. There were a few individual mistakes, with misdirected line kicks the most common, but also a fair amount of very good play, particularly on attack. He scored a great try and added a further 16 points via the boot (that despite a few early place-kicking mishaps), all the while showing an ability to keep his head up and control the game. While it’s clear that he’s no drop-in replacement for Pat Lambie, we need to accept that no player really is and that, in particular, Joe Pietersen isn’t either.

We’re all viewing Pietersen as the “safe pair of hands” here due to his experience in the game and while that experience certainly cannot be undervalued, he is really a fullback who is able to do a job at 10. I wonder if the established wisdom, which tells us that picking Pietersen is to “play it safe” is really that accurate, or will we be potentially and needlessly limiting the ability of the team to grow with April at the helm? This is not something that anybody can really predict, of course and Gold is going to have to make a call, based on gut feel, to go one way or the other.

One thing is non negotiable, though. The Sharks have to beat the Kings and beat them well. If I were the coach, I’d find it very hard not to pick Pietersen to start, just in case a few early mishaps were to have a negative effect on April and perhaps allow the hosts to get their tails up. Judge the situation based on how the match goes, but look to introduce April early in the second half, hopefully with a decent platform established, in order to get a feel for the game at this level without quite as much pressure.

Pietersen can move to fullback when that happens, since I sincerely hope that the Sharks aren’t going to end up leaning too heavily on Willie le Roux to win this encounter. The Bok fullback will be sorely needed in the tougher games to come, so I’d use him sparingly in this opener, if afforded that luxury.

Pietersen, with Cobus Reinach, to steer the ship through the initial storm. April to come on (with Michael Claassens to guide him) to do the damage in the second half. See how that works out, take stock after the game and then make the best decision, on a case by case basis, for the games to come. That, to me, seems sensible.



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  • In my view the flyhalf pecking order is: Lambie (injured), Pieterson, April, Radebe(partly injured), Bosch, Tedder. I cant see the Sharks coaches straying from just moving along that pecking order unless there is a serious surge or dip in form

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.02.16 14:15:09 by SheldonK Reply
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  • Or anybody sitting in the stands….????

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.02.16 14:30:54 by ebenp Reply
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  • I wouldn’t mind Pietersen being selected as the starting flyhalf. He’s definitely got the coolest head of those currently available and we need that in the first game of the season, especially because we’re playing away from home. There is no doubt we should put away this Kings side but who knows what they’ll set out to try and prove on the day and how this may disrupt the Sharks.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.02.16 14:41:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I will most probably also start with Joe and Cobus, and end the second half with Garth and Claasens to see out the match. And I mean this is a match against a bunch of disinterested, thrown together bunch of players that has no future at that union in any case. I see them being competitive in at most two or three matches this whole season.

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.02.16 14:48:48 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Must say before reading your article I was personally 100% sure if I had to pick the side that I would go with Joe. However somewhere whilst reading my mind changed a bit and now I find myself wondering about two possible selection choices:
    1. why not start with April at 10 and Joe at 15, if something happens then it’s easy to change them around and have Joe settle the backs or
    2. start with April at 10 and have Joe on the bench, if by 30min April totally makes a mess of things just replace him with Joe.
    My reasoning for this is Sharks needs to win and with April (having Claassens to help at 9) to run the back it could really be exciting. Another thing is if the game is close in the last few minutes who would you have at 10? Let’s face it on paper this should be the best game for April to get settled into the role of flyhalf.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.02.16 14:50:42 by JD Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 4) : some dangerous words there boet. Just remember all of them also know they need new employment so they should give it all to show possible new teams what they can do!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.02.16 14:53:14 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 6) : I do understand that, but these are a bunch of individuals, they are going to play for themselves not the team, and it is teams that win matches not individuals. A couple seasons back they did well in the SR because back then they were a team with a common goal. I would love for them to prove me wrong (just not against the Sharks)

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.02.16 14:58:58 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • I don’t think we should underestimate the Kings. If we don’t start with our strongest team and allow them to get their tails up, we could be in for trouble.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.02.16 14:59:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • Start with April at 10 and Classens at 9. Joe and Cobus on the bench. April need game time – he can do it – and the Kings is the time.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.02.16 15:08:20 by Bronzi Shark Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 7) : I’m not saying they will win any games or play like Spartans, I’m just saying don’t underestimate a “wounded” team with something to prove!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.02.16 15:09:19 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Agreed. last year we thought we would easily beat the Cheetahs in Durban first game and we all know how that turned out and what followed…

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.02.16 15:16:58 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 5) : I think Willie LeRoux will definitely start the first game at 15 unless he gets injured at training

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.02.16 15:18:47 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Agreed. This Kings side is by and large an unknown entity with probably very little to lose. They know they’re the underdogs. I’m more comfortable with us fielding our strongest team. Winning this one has to surely be a non-negotiable.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.02.16 15:26:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : @vanmartin (Comment 13) : that’s true but I do believe it’s worth it to start with April (and Claassens to help) because if it does not work Joe can replace him to settle things even if it’s only 20-30min in the first half.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.02.16 15:46:59 by JD Reply
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  • I know who I would go with but most would disagree

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.02.16 15:55:41 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 15) : please tell us?!?!?

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.02.16 15:56:39 by JD Reply
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  • My problem is to have a decent kicker for the backline I would select

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.02.16 15:57:54 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • 15 Mvovo 14 JPP 13 Jordaan 12 Esterhuiz en 11 Sbura 10 Le Roux 09 Reinach

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.02.16 16:00:25 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 4) : You haven’t learnt. Still underestimating teams. And you contradict yourself by saying they’ll be competitive in their first three games whilst forgetting we play them first up.

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.02.16 16:01:24 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Bench Claasen Petersen Heimer or Deysel

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.02.16 16:05:28 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Now I know that backline could be brilliant but who would kick?

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.02.16 16:10:06 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 21) : would they need one?

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.02.16 16:18:12 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • Lol

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.02.16 16:19:19 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 18) : Never gonna happen but interesting as a thought experiment

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.02.16 16:25:28 by vanmartin Reply
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  • 15 willie 14 mvovo 13 jpp 12 esterhuizen 11 sithole 10 pieterson 9 claassens 8 ddp 7 jldp 6 coetzee 5 andrews 4 oosthuizen 3 adriaanse 2 cooper 1 beast
    subs schoeman/thomas marais coenie lewies/uanivi/de bruin vd walt /keegan reinach april jordaan

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.02.16 16:25:46 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 24) : this backline might happen.

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.02.16 16:27:02 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • I don’t think I would start Reinach ahead of Claasens. For his own sake and the sake of the team especially the backline finding form. Claasens and Pietersen to start Reinach and April from the bench. Until either or both have found consistent form.

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.02.16 16:33:31 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 25) : Boet You read it here first lol, this year Jordaan will be our star player, he is back to his best and running off the ball and into spaces.

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.02.16 16:42:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Paul Jordaan will be a must starter but of course now and then rotation must follow we cannot afford a lot of injuries.

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.02.16 16:47:13 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Decision making so important for 9 & 10 – a lot of those split second decisions only come with experience.
    As spectators we often say that we would like to test the waters with the youngsters, until they make stupid decisions and then we are very quick to bash the guys.
    Inny needs to be nurtured for as long as possible at age group level – he has a huge future but mustn’t be fast tracked too soon – Taking cognisance of emotional and mental maturity is important.

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.02.16 17:09:00 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 26) : Yup, it’s going to be interesting to see which scrumhalf is considered first choice. I have a feeling it’s Reinach.

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.02.16 17:32:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 18) : who’s the good kicker in that lineup ?

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.02.16 17:36:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 32) : oh wait, that was your point.

    Shit, I must NOT try to multitask

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.02.16 17:47:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Good day folks, allow me to introduce myself, Im a footy mad freak from the east coast and this be my first post

    Please excuse the ignorance enlighten me on the playing style of Inny and April ??
    IE Hard, Direct, Technical, Classic, Playmakers, Fast, Nippy….ect ect ?????

    Cheers

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.02.16 18:07:43 by Skypig Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 31) : probably right although I have a feeling that deciding who starts at 10 could decide who start at 9. 9/10 will play in combos of Reinach/Joe and Claassens/youngster.

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.02.16 18:13:48 by JD Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 18) : to have a kicker in the team Joe or April must start.

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.02.16 18:16:19 by JD Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 29) : hope you’re right as he’s really talented and could be very dangerous!!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.02.16 18:17:46 by JD Reply
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  • @Skypig (Comment 34) : welcome to the site!

    I’d classify both as “flair” players who like to give the ball some air. I wouldn’t say either has a particularly strong tactical kicking game (Inny’s probably stronger than Garth’s). Both are on the small side, but nuggety. I don’t know too much about Garth as a tackler, but Inny certainly punches above his weight on defence.

    Both are quick, that’s for sure.

    Let me try find you some clips…. stand by

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.02.16 18:37:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Skypig (Comment 34) : welcome to the site hope you enjoy it!!!

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.02.16 18:41:34 by JD Reply
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  • @Skypig (Comment 34) : have a look at this:

    First, you have to ignore the awful (and somewhat offensive) background music and also the quality of the footage. Some of the things that Inny does, though, are really special. He’s not shy to run and has a decent turn of pace. A very balanced runner though (deceptively so)…. reminds me of Ruan Pienaar in that he kinds of looks like he’s about to fall over all the time but never actually does! Also, the offload is impressive (although perhaps a little too easy to read because he telegraphs what he’s going to do)

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.02.16 18:44:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @ robdylan, Cheers

    Yeah very nuggety indeed,

    LOL……must say the most deceptive runner i ever saw was Larkam…….Lanky / Awkward / SlowMo…….tho would cut through defenses like he was tying his boot laces, except when Rassie is in town :-)

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.02.16 18:58:07 by Skypig Reply

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  • about 2:30 into this clip is also fun….

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.02.16 19:00:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • I tell you what, the key against the Aussie / Kiwi teams is to have fast nuggety 10′s that they not used to catching…….they always expect kicking or brawn, remember Brent Russell against Aus at Ellis Park, you could actually see Mortlock loosing his cool and trying to take cheap shots at Russell and still missing, the Kiwis also dont have much of an answer at times when it comes to our speedy 7s players.

    I expect him to shock a few as an unknown commodity,

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.02.16 19:14:49 by Skypig Reply

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  • @Skypig (Comment 43) : I was at that game. The one in 2001, right? We won it with a last minute penalty from that oke with the skeef eyes?

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.02.16 19:17:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) :

    The last min try from Greef
    South Africa 33 – 31 Australia

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.02.16 19:23:35 by Skypig Reply

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  • Bola Conradie…….flipped it up to Werner Greef running at pace (a rarity for backs to run onto a ball at pace those days)

  • Comment 46, posted at 18.02.16 19:26:00 by Skypig Reply

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  • @Skypig (Comment 46) : Greef…. that’s the guy. Weird looking oke.

  • Comment 47, posted at 18.02.16 19:33:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) : ok. The boy is definitely one for the future. We suddenly have 4 very good young flyhaves. Wow.

  • Comment 48, posted at 18.02.16 19:40:16 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Skypig (Comment 45) : @robdylan (Comment 47) : now that’s a blast from the past!!!! Werner Greef wonder what happened to him?

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.02.16 20:07:40 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 49) : My guess is he either fell out of favor with our brainfarting SA coaching sock for who knows what? kicking game, size, speed, not being among the Cape School Fraternity…….or maybe he pursued a career in underground kickboxing in Bangkok !!! who knows,
    What i do know is he was a sporting genius in the sense of that he once got a set of left handed golf clubs as a gift or what not and actually taught himself to play left handed (being a natural right) only to become a scratch semi-pro golfer,
    That says something!

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.02.16 22:04:20 by Skypig Reply

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  • @Skypig (Comment 34) : Welcome!!

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.02.16 00:56:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Skypig (Comment 43) : Which is why Mat Giteau was always so effective against new zealand.

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.02.16 07:02:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Skypig (Comment 43) : Oh and welcome to the forum.

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.02.16 07:02:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Skypig (Comment 46) : I remember that game. I think that was the first try we scored in something like 5 games straight.

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.02.16 07:32:28 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Skypig (Comment 41) : Don’t forget Jacque Fourie. It looks like it it hurts when he runs, but super effective and one of the best finishers in the game.

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.02.16 08:28:01 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • I would definitely start my strongest line-up in the first game, even it be against the Kings.

    For me this translates into a Claasens and Joe 9-10 combination, with Reinach and April coming off the bench.

    The nice thing about having April on the bench is that he gives you options: he could come in for Willie at 15, or into flyhalf with Joe moving to 15.

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.02.16 08:44:27 by stevovo Reply
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  • Hi good morning guys. I do not comment a lot on this site but do so some times.I’m a kaapse shark and have been a shark supporter all my life. I love the brand and the stile off play. I am very pleased from what I am seeing at the sharks at the moment and hope things will improve even more. Fh are well stocked and I am pleased to see they used april as a 10 not a 15. Talking of werner greeff the man never liked rugby and is a tennis fenattic. He is in the business world today and also have a debonairs pizza franchise in parow. Anyway that’s my 2c and thanks rob for this gem of a site. ;-) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.02.16 10:00:10 by osbal Reply

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  • @osbal (Comment 57) : lekker meneer! Baie dankie vir die kommentaar!

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.02.16 10:25:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @osbal (Comment 57) : Hope to read a few more of your comments in future!

  • Comment 59, posted at 19.02.16 10:41:47 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin thanks I will try to. :lol:

  • Comment 60, posted at 19.02.16 10:43:45 by osbal Reply

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  • Im actually pleased Gold had swept out the old guard and is now resurrecting an overhauled brand of play, as we all seen it before when a coach comes in flogs the dead horse and rides off the egos in the team (glad to see the back of em) and i like the silent way they are going about their biz with none of the hype some unions endure, whereas before we would string in a few performances then crash and burn, as one blogger mentioned we could be adopting the Saders approach of patiently building towards the Biz end of the tournament and with the right depth and structures incorporating a unique brand is a cause for excitement,

    One thing i was pleased to see in the french game is the team operating as a drilled cohesive unit and not a one man army,

    Roll on Super Rugby

  • Comment 61, posted at 19.02.16 11:02:40 by Skypig Reply

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  • also notice complete emphasis on both defensive and attacking play, i know set piece, kicking and tactical is paramount, tho is scoring tries and defending tries that make the scoreboard tick……..

  • Comment 62, posted at 19.02.16 11:16:09 by Skypig Reply

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  • to the new guys:

    instead of typing the “@” manually when you want to reply to someone, rather click the small grey arrow just to the right of their name (below the comment you want to reply to)

  • Comment 63, posted at 19.02.16 11:26:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @osbal (Comment 57) :
    @Skypig (Comment 61) :

    I hope this isn’t too forward, but can I direct you new guys to this post?

    http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2016/01/29/would-you-give-up-a-cup-of-coffee-for-sharksworld/

  • Comment 64, posted at 19.02.16 11:34:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks Rob.Is there any other way than paypal I can contribute to this site. Debit order or anything in that line?n Please let me know.

  • Comment 65, posted at 19.02.16 13:49:51 by osbal Reply

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  • @osbal (Comment 65) : problem is, my account is in the UK

  • Comment 66, posted at 19.02.16 14:06:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ok any other way? I will try and find some kind of solution over the weekend and let you know if something pops up. Really like to help you Rob!!!

  • Comment 67, posted at 19.02.16 14:17:10 by osbal Reply

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  • @osbal (Comment 67) :
    Let me know so i can follow suit > cheers

  • Comment 68, posted at 19.02.16 17:22:30 by Skypig Reply

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  • @osbal (Comment 67) : @Skypig (Comment 68) : welcome guys and hope you enjoy the site as much as the rest of us addicts!!!!!

  • Comment 69, posted at 20.02.16 12:54:12 by JD Reply
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  • “drop-in replacement for Pat Lambie”,no no no this Bamiephobia knows no ends ,the Sharks want and need a real proper 10,Bambie was and is never that,give the younsters a chance and back them

  • Comment 70, posted at 21.02.16 16:03:30 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 70) : you tell us that Lambie is not a proper 10?

  • Comment 71, posted at 21.02.16 18:44:49 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 71) : Yes JD mate last descent game he had was in 2010

  • Comment 72, posted at 21.02.16 18:50:46 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 72) : think it’s a bit harsh but hey it’s your opinion.

  • Comment 73, posted at 21.02.16 19:05:56 by JD Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 72) : Are you exaggerating? Or being serious? Or perhaps seriously exaggerating? :lol:

  • Comment 74, posted at 21.02.16 19:14:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 74) : Not you as well,eish

  • Comment 75, posted at 21.02.16 22:00:39 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 75) : I’m not saying Lambie is the best flyhalf in the world…but to say he last had a decent game at flyhalf in 2010 undermines your argument because it is clearly not true…

  • Comment 76, posted at 22.02.16 07:31:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 75) : @pastorshark (Comment 76) : that’s how I feel as well Pastor!!!!!!! Yes the last couple of seasons he struggled with injury but in between he had a couple of decent games!

  • Comment 77, posted at 22.02.16 07:47:37 by JD Reply
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  • Quite simply…is Lambie the best flyhalf in the world- no. Is Lambie the best in SA- at times yes. Is Lambie the best flyhalf the Sharks have- no doubt yes. But Lambie is injured so let the next guy play until such time as the best guy is fit

  • Comment 78, posted at 22.02.16 08:16:18 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 78) : who would you pick as the next best at the Sharks?

  • Comment 79, posted at 22.02.16 08:35:19 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 79) : I think Pieterson will play 10 with Radebe/April as the backups. Would like to see Radebe/April get a starting run sometime though

  • Comment 80, posted at 22.02.16 09:30:42 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 80) : Should be April as I don’t know how fit Radebe is after his injury. Must say I would be very tempted to start with April just to see how he goes.

  • Comment 81, posted at 22.02.16 10:01:16 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 81) : I think April is ahead of Radebe at the moment and he also offers a good bench option as can fill in at 10 or 15.

  • Comment 82, posted at 22.02.16 10:14:39 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 82) : think if Joe plays 10 the fact that April can cover 15 will not be as important, also remember JPP and Mvovo can also play 15 so think it will be a straight fight between April and Radebe of who is the better 10.

  • Comment 83, posted at 22.02.16 10:26:43 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 80) : with bok contracted player only allowed a set number of sr games (anyone know what the number is?),and lambie’s injury.april will most probably get to start.that should bring radebe into match 23.give him start from the bench.what i would like to see the sharks do with april,is play the old ian mac trick of naming a team and changing it 30 min before kick-off.select lambie.leave april out of match 23.then let april start at 10.change no9 from reinach to claassen (replacing ungerer named on the bench).could perhaps even play lambie at 12,with jpp 13?yes,i know: why would you want to play lambie at 12 and april 10?but why should the sharks think of doing that as a one-off away game rouse?key words: away game.catching opponents unaware. so team released team at 9 reinach (ungerer) 10 lambie (pieterson) 12 esterhuizen,becomes 9 claassens (reinach) 10 april 12 lambie 13 jpp.

  • Comment 84, posted at 22.02.16 10:34:46 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @SheldonK: lambie’s 3 month lay-off is the problem though.he would want to get as many minutes as possible at 10 once he is cleared to play.

  • Comment 85, posted at 22.02.16 10:45:40 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 85) : Lambie’s injury means when he is back he will play pretty much every game. Lambie wont play 12 for the Sharks

  • Comment 86, posted at 22.02.16 11:09:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 77) : @pastorshark (Comment 76) : Bambies rugby ability aside,the biggest problem is that since 2010 he is getting hurt/injured way to often and of late

  • Comment 87, posted at 22.02.16 11:14:41 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 87) : yes that’s a big problem but some of the injuries was really accidental and he was just at the wrong place at the wrong time!!!!

  • Comment 88, posted at 22.02.16 11:34:59 by JD Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 84) : geez I’m so lost now after all that!!!!!!!!! :shock: :twisted: Hated those mind games!!!!!!!! Just pick a side and play!!!!!!!

  • Comment 89, posted at 22.02.16 11:36:59 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 90) : wasnt my intention to confuse you,just the match day opponents :D

  • Comment 90, posted at 22.02.16 11:43:17 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 90) : hahaha :lol:

  • Comment 91, posted at 22.02.16 12:16:53 by JD Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 87) : That is an absolutely fair comment…

  • Comment 92, posted at 22.02.16 12:22:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : that hand off reminds me a lot of Pat on Schalk in the CC final.

  • Comment 93, posted at 22.02.16 22:43:29 by JD Reply
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