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Super Rugby 2016: Round 16 Preview and predictions


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 7 Jul 2016 at 15:26
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Just two more rounds to go and the permutations are starting to settle. Let’s see if we an get these all right.

Game 1: Blues vs Brumbies

This could be an interesting indicator of relative conference strength, with the worst Kiwi side up against the best Aussie one. You’d think that the Brumbies should win this, but who really knows these days? It should be an entertaining game, all the same, and I reckon it will be a Brumbies win in the end, maybe by around 5 points.

Blues – 15 Melani Nanai, 14 Matt Duffie, 13 Male Sa’u/Matt Vaega, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Kara Pryor, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Josh Bekhuis/Scott Scrafton, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 2 James Parsons (c), 1 Sam Prattley.
Subs: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Blake Gibson, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Matt Vaega/Michael Little, 23 Lolagi Visinia.

Brumbies – 15 Aidan Toua, 14 Nigel Ah Wong, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Toomua, 11 James Dargaville, 10 Christian Leali’ifano (c), 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (c), 1 Scott Sio.
Subs: 16 Josh Mann-Rea, 17 Allan Alaalatoa, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Blake Enever, 20 Tam Staniforth, 21 Joe Powell, 22 Andrew Smith, 23 Lausii Taliauli.

Game 2: Reds vs Chiefs

This is somewhat easier to call. The Chiefs are roaring at the moment and will spank the iffy Reds by a good 15 points, even in Brisbane.

Reds – 15 Jack Tuttle, 14 Chris Kuridrani, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Henry Taefu, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Duncan Paia’aua, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Curtis Browning, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Cadeyrn Neville, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 Andrew Ready, 1 James Slipper (c).
Subs: 16 Matt Mafi, 17 Sef Fa’agase, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Lukhan Tui, 20 Leroy Houston, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Anthony Fainga’a, 23 Campbell Magnay.

Chiefs – 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Sam Cane, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Taleni Seu, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Atu Moli, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Kane Hames.
Subs: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Mitchell Brown, 20 Liam Messam, 21 Brad Weber, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Sam McNicol.

Game 3: Lions vs Kings

Ouch. Another game that’s going to be very one-sided. Look for a big bonus point win for the Lions (by 30 points?) to cement their position at the head of the combined standings.

Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Ruan Ackermann, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith.
Subs: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Cyle Brink, 21 Ross Cronjé, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Sylvian Mahuza.

Kings – 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Lukhanyo Am, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Wandile Mjekevu, 10 Louis Fouché, 9 James Hall, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 John-Charles Astle, 4 Schalk Oelofse, 3 Jacobie Arendse, 2 Edgar Marutlulle (c), 1 Sithembiso Sithole.
Subs: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Sintu Manjezi, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Ntando Kebe, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Jeremy Ward.

Game 4: Crusaders vs Rebels

The Rebels are going to com unstuck here, I fear. They were competitive against the Stormers last week for about an hour before the wheels came off and I expect more of the same treatment from a Crusaders side desperate to make up ground on their North Island rivals, the Chiefs. Saders by 12 or more.

Crusaders – 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Johnny McNicholl, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 David Havili, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Jimmy Tupou, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Alex Hodgman.
Subs: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Mike Alalaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Pete Samo, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitch Hunt, 23 Kieran Fonotia.

Rebels – 15 Mike Harris, 14 Sefa Naivalu, 13 Sione Tuipulotu, 12 Reece Hodge, 11 Tom English, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker (c), 8 Adam Thomson, 7 Colby Fainga’a, 6 Jordy Reid, 5 Culum Retallick, 4 Sam Jeffries, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 James Hanson, 1 Toby Smith.
Subs: 16 Pat Leafa, 17 Cruze Ah Nau, 18 Jamie Hagan, 19 Steve Cummins, 20 Rob Leota, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Paul Asquith, 23 Jonah Placid.

Game 5: Waratahs vs Hurricanes

Another fun one, I’d think. These sides should be very evenly matched, but I’ll back the Tahs to squeak it, by a few points, thanks mainly to home ground advantage.

Waratahs – 15 Andrew Kellaway, 14 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 13 Israel Folau, 12 Rob Horne, 11 Matt Carraro, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper (c), 6 Dean Mumm, 5 Will Skelton, 4 David Dennis, 3 Tom Robertson, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Paddy Ryan.
Subs: 16 Hugh Roach, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Sam Lousi, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 David Horwitz, 23 Reece Robinson.

Hurricanes – 15 James Marshall, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Willis Halaholo, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Michael Fatialofa, 4 Vaea Fifita, 3 Chris Eves, 2 Dane Coles (c), 1 Reg Goodes.
Subs: 16 Ricky Riccitelli, 17 Ben May, 18 Loni Uhila, 19 Mark Abbott, 20 Callum Gibbins, 21 Jamison Gibson-Park, 22 Ngani Laumape, 23 Jason Woodward.

Game 6: Force vs Stormers

The Stormers seem to have finally got the message and are now properly awake to their opportunities. The Force will be the jet-lagged ones this week and I expect the men from the Cape to run up a handsome victory, by 15 or 20 points.

Force – 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Luke Morahan (c), 10 Jono Lance, 9 Ryan Louwrens, 8 Angus Cottrell, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Richard Hardwick, 5 Rory Walton, 4 Ross Haylett-Petty, 3 Guy Millar, 2 Harry Scoble, 1 Pek Cowan.
Subs: 16 Anaru Rangi, 17 Francois van Wyk, 18 Jermaine Ainsley, 19 Matt Philip, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Peter Grant, 23 Semisi Masirewa.

Stormers – 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Daniel du Plessis, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Schalk Burger (c), 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JP Smith, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Huw Jones, 23 Scott van Breda.

Game 7: Bulls vs Sunwolves

Bulls by a cricket score. They tend to really punish minnow sides at Loftus and I fear there could be a 100 on the scoreboard by the time they’re done.

Bulls – 15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Burger Odendaal, 12 Dries Swanepoel, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Renaldo Bothma, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Nqoba Mxoli, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Hanro Liebenberg, 20 Grant Hattingh, 21 Arno Botha, 22 Rudy Paige, 23 Tian Schoeman.

Sunwolves – TBA

Game 8: Sharks vs Cheetahs

Surely the Sharks must pick up a win here? So much will depend on Garth April (and also how long Andre Esterhuizen lasts) but you fancy Gary Gold’s team will do the job at home. Sharks by around 8.

Sharks – 15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Sibusiso Sithole, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Paul Jordaan, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Garth April, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Beast Mtawarira (c).
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Ruan Botha, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Heimar Williams, 23 Curwin Bosch.

Cheetahs – 15 Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Uzair Cassiem, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche. ?
Subs: 16 Joseph Dweba, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Johan Coetzee, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Henco Venter, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 George Whitehead, 23 William Small-Smith.

Game 9: Jaguares vs Highlanders

Another that will be a very good game to watch. Despite beating a poor Bulls team last week, the Jaguares are still not quite managing to dominate like they should, so I anticipate the Highlanders will win by 5 or so.

Teams to be announced



70 Comments

  • Some very interesting calls this weekend, but what I have learned very hard this year so far, you don’t back and Aussie team against any NZ teams, irrespective of their log positions, I’m calling the Blues to upset the brumbies, all other picks there or about the same

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.07.16 15:45:57 by Henkb Reply
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  • Dare we dream of something exciting from the Sharks – or will it be another close encounter with this serial bottom-of-the-log team?

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.07.16 17:11:43 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Agree with your prediction if not the margins, but that’s a thumb suck anyway :)

    I think the Canes are going to drop out of the play-offs with the Tahs moving up into it

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.07.16 19:37:46 by Baylion Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : I seem to recall a similiar sentiment last time the Guppies played the “serial bittom of the log team”
    How bad is it to get spanked at home by a bottom of the log team?????????

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.07.16 08:19:14 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 4) : Eish this has happened way too many times at Kingspark :shock: Makes me nervous indeed

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.07.16 09:20:18 by stevovo Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 4) : Its not nice getting that spanking, happens all too often but it hardly ever affects that bottom feeder position. :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.07.16 09:29:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 4) : I had a sneaky suspicion that my comment would lure you out of the woodwork – where on earth have you been…has rugby not quite been able to satisfy your appetite?

    @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 6) : Ain’t that the truth

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.07.16 10:22:29 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • HT: Blues 28 – 15 Brumbies

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.07.16 10:34:06 by Baylion Reply

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  • Had dinner with a friend last night. Ever since I’ve known him he was a Lions supporter. Obviously in more recent times, he is a much bigger Lions supporter….

    So we started talking about SR. And by the end of it I realized, that he seriously believes they can win this competition! A couple of years back (3?) they were relegated out of SR, now they are talking about winning the bloody thing.

    I surprised to actually come to this realization, and shocked in the same time that we are not even considered favourites against the Cheetahs.

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.07.16 10:45:56 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 8) : Me thinks all is not so well in Oz rugby either…Cheika magic wearing off?

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.07.16 10:46:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 9) : If the Lions maintain their top of the log spot over the next two weeks the title is theirs to win or lose. Home advantage through the play-offs is vital.

    19 out of 20 titles were won by the teams that are top two on log points at the end of the season and 15 out of 20 was won by the team playing at home in the final. Only once has a team won away in another country, the Crusaders back in 2000

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.07.16 10:56:34 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 11) : lions have lost 2 home games to nz teams.

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.07.16 10:59:21 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 12) : Yes they did and the same teams have lost to teams the Lions have beaten. The play-offs is a competition on its own.

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.07.16 11:04:20 by Baylion Reply

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  • 67′: Blues 35 – 15 Brumbies

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.07.16 11:09:23 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 14) : I said yesterday, don’t bet against a NZ team when they playing the Aussies, irrespective of log position – Blue 40 – 15 Brumbies – 75 min

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.07.16 11:14:52 by Henkb Reply
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  • FT: Blues 40 – 15 Brumbies

    And there goes my first Superbru result

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.07.16 11:16:01 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 13) : think it is not who have beaten those teams,but who have those teams beaten.it is identifying the questions they posed that could not be answered ,and finding the answers for the next game.every team brings its own set of strenghts and weaknesses.team 1 beating team a,b and c ,who have all beating team d ,does not mean team 1 will beat team d.

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.07.16 11:24:14 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 17) : By the same token one cannot assume that because a team has lost to another a few months ago they have learned nothing from that loss and will lose again. As I said, it will be the Lions’ title to win or lose should they finish top of the log

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.07.16 11:49:05 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 16) : unexpected result that….

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.07.16 11:52:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Indeed. But does it not point to a bit of a fragile state of Oz rugby. I know Boks arent exactly thriving but if we sort of get our house in order i reckon the Ozzies are prime for beating this rugby championship

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.07.16 11:56:08 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : The scope of the loss is even more unexpected. I expected the Brumbies, the top Aussie team, to win a close one but they never pitched and had no answers against the Blues attack. Another indication that Jakeball rugby is outdated?

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.07.16 11:56:53 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 6) : Touché!! Hopefully the Cheetahs can rebuild ala the Lions. Problem is maintaining player consistency.

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.07.16 12:04:12 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • The carnage has started in the Reds v Chiefs game

    13′: Reds 0-14 Chiefs

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.07.16 12:04:27 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 21) : …or an indication that Jake-ball can’t be imitated.

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.07.16 12:07:05 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) :Opted to cancel Dstv, and the Internet connection is a bit dodge at the best of times. Been enjoying the tranquil surroundings on a game farm.

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.07.16 12:09:21 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 21) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 24) : Not outdated…can still be very effective but you need to have the correct mix of players. Same as trying to play New Zealand type rugby with heavy, slow players- not going to work well. Matching the players to the gameplan is key

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.07.16 12:11:20 by SheldonK Reply

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  • 2 yellow cards to the Reds a minute apart, down to 13 men for 9 minutes

    29′: Reds 5-21 Chiefs

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.07.16 12:21:20 by Baylion Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 25) : Im almost there (cancelling my DSTV) I was away at a spot that used to have DSTV but does not anymore, so I took my decoder with. At the end of the day I only activated the decoder for the Sharks / Lions game and even then actually watching the game took a back seat. I did not miss having DSTV in the least.

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.07.16 12:36:11 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • HT: Reds 5-33 Chiefs

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.07.16 12:38:34 by Baylion Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 25) : Life on a game farm….who needs sports, dstv or high speed internet…I am officially envious.

  • Comment 30, posted at 08.07.16 12:44:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 30) : I would concur

  • Comment 31, posted at 08.07.16 12:52:36 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 30) : Yes, I am loving it, just follow the scores.

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.07.16 13:06:33 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • 71?: Reds 5-45 Chiefs

  • Comment 33, posted at 08.07.16 13:25:58 by Baylion Reply

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  • FT Reds 5 – 50 Chiefs

  • Comment 34, posted at 08.07.16 13:48:36 by Henkb Reply
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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 9) : Maybe The Sharks should get Relegated in order to maybe One Day, ( hopefully before I die but I think that`s too much to hope for ) win a super rugby title.

    In the mean time Netflix should start perusing some gift shops, Cause They`ll Owe Gary Gold something special when he finallly drives me Away from dstv and into Netflix`s embrace . . . :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 08.07.16 14:08:49 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Some good news for the Sharks union – both the under 13 and under 16 Sharks junior teams are heading into the final day of their respective tournaments unbeaten and likely to play in the final matches of the day. Well done to them..

  • Comment 36, posted at 08.07.16 14:25:20 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 36) : Considering a majority of the kzn schoolboys leave to play at other unions its probably a better sign for those other unions than the Sharks

  • Comment 37, posted at 08.07.16 14:37:28 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 37) : …the allure of an easy contract with the bulls…just ask Dan Kriel how well that worked :roll:

    Silly kids, when nobody offers you a contract, then only should you take one of the 1500 yearly bulls contracts on offer, because chances are, you won’t progress past age group CC over there – they’ll drop you for the next big thing in FS and WP….

  • Comment 38, posted at 08.07.16 14:45:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 37) : Well thats the flip side of it…..sadly.

  • Comment 39, posted at 08.07.16 14:47:33 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 38) : Whats with Dan Kriel.? I think they also have a 3rd brother on their books.

  • Comment 40, posted at 08.07.16 14:51:12 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 39) : Sadly indeed. @FireTheLooser (Comment 38) : I think a lot of youngsters outside the elite ones take those Bulls and Wp contracts to get into the various varsity cup sides and push for other contracts from there.

  • Comment 41, posted at 08.07.16 14:53:39 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 40) : Seems he’s finding it hard to swim in such a big pond, especially with such average fisherman having to do the catching. :twisted:

  • Comment 42, posted at 08.07.16 14:54:01 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 41) : That Varsity Cup!

  • Comment 43, posted at 08.07.16 14:58:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 43) : “Varsity” being the loose term…

  • Comment 44, posted at 08.07.16 15:00:53 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 44) : Both teams lost, “Varsity” Cup can have them – NEXT :twisted:

  • Comment 45, posted at 08.07.16 17:40:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Kings looking very determined. Makes me wonder why we didn’t do better against them. I doubt kings will be able to keep it up though Lions must just be patient and do the basics right.

  • Comment 46, posted at 08.07.16 19:31:40 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 46) : Why we didn’t do better against the Lions that is.

  • Comment 47, posted at 08.07.16 19:32:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • HT: Lions 17-7 Kings

    Lions are playing a practice match and making too many mistakes. I see no purpose in them playing their A side for this. Should have played their fringe players who would have taken the game seriously.

    I see no benefit in playing the A side if they play like this

  • Comment 48, posted at 08.07.16 19:51:05 by Baylion Reply

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  • Ackers looks p!ssed off :grin:

  • Comment 49, posted at 08.07.16 20:01:02 by Baylion Reply

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  • Cometh the 70th minute, cometh the Kings collapse… rubbish Lions still crushing the negative Kings.

  • Comment 50, posted at 08.07.16 20:39:08 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • This Kings backline reminds me of primary school rugby…all they have on attack is preset playground moves – really basic stuff.

  • Comment 51, posted at 08.07.16 20:45:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • FT: Lions 57-21 Kings

    Not the game Johan Ackermann wanted when he selected his A side to start. He would have wanted a clinical butcher job in the first half which would have allowed him to send on his bench at the start of the second half. He won’t be a happy chappy

  • Comment 52, posted at 08.07.16 20:58:20 by Baylion Reply

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  • I really like this Jansen Van Rensburg at 12,he reminds of nonu when he runs and is built like him

  • Comment 53, posted at 08.07.16 21:40:32 by schrodingers cat Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 49) : With good reason. Looks like they ate disregarding all they were taught in first half. I don’t get why they were playing this anxious disorganized game. Just the basics and some patience. At least some structure returning in second half. But this kind of crap won’t fly against a decent opponent.

  • Comment 54, posted at 08.07.16 23:30:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 49) : With good reason. Looks like they ate disregarding all they were taught in first half. I don’t get why they were playing this anxious disorganized game. Just the basics and some patience. At least some structure returning in second half. But this kind of crap won’t fly against a decent opponent.

  • Comment 55, posted at 08.07.16 23:30:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 54) : A case of trying too much too quickly instead of being clinical.
    Ackers will probably echo the Chiefs coach, Dave Rennie:

    “But we’ve kept it in perspective. It’s a game where, if we’d been really clinical, we could’ve probably got another 20 points.

    “We had a number of opportunities where, if we’d done the obvious, we would have scored.”

  • Comment 56, posted at 09.07.16 09:07:57 by Baylion Reply

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  • When you look at the team in the Super Sport studio you really know the depths that South African rugby has sunk to,Shit mange,Paulse and the wit and wisdom of A.J Venter,sheeeeeet please man can’t we find people who have at least learnt to talk. English.

  • Comment 57, posted at 09.07.16 09:24:16 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 57) : :lol: :lol: :lol: So true.

  • Comment 58, posted at 09.07.16 09:52:37 by Quintin Reply

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  • Crusaders just showed how to bounce back… dare we hope such a response from the Sharks???

  • Comment 59, posted at 09.07.16 11:24:54 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • Leaving Lanseria now for Durbs. Going old school on this one. Straight to Kings Park for a braai, couple of beers etc.

    Please make it worth it Sharks!!

  • Comment 60, posted at 09.07.16 11:26:33 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 60) : Hope you have your rain coat.

  • Comment 61, posted at 09.07.16 11:27:55 by The hound Reply
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  • Only way to watch Super Sport is to imagine you are watching splitting image and that in the studio you have three racial stereotype puppets,in AJ doing his boet from the old Sasol ads,Shit Mange as Idi Amin’s fatter little brother , and Bretty ”Al Jolson” Paulse.

  • Comment 62, posted at 09.07.16 11:33:15 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 57) : The “Alt” button on my remote does wonders at half time….and I make sure I auto-tune the game only – no pre-match stuttering for me please.

  • Comment 63, posted at 09.07.16 12:30:01 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Streamers vs Farce: Dan dup knocked out for being dumb enough to chase the umpteenth high ball from his cousin….earns his team a yellow card.

    Moral of the story? Keep kicking the high ball :roll:

  • Comment 64, posted at 09.07.16 14:15:35 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Golden boy doep with yet another mistake – Springbok written all over him, hey streamers fans.

  • Comment 65, posted at 09.07.16 14:17:22 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • …any chance for the bulls to still overtake the streamers?

  • Comment 66, posted at 09.07.16 14:20:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 66) : Stormers have battled against a really shite Force,just like they battled against the Rebels for the most of last weeks game.They are so fortunate that they ever played any of the rampant New Zealand teams
    They will probably dominate the Force in second half

  • Comment 67, posted at 09.07.16 14:52:05 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 67) : And then they’ll crumble in the quarter finals. Oz conference has been woefull….streamers and bulls remain competitive because of the rubbish they face from Oz.

  • Comment 68, posted at 09.07.16 14:56:53 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Sunwolves are woeful but Joel Stransky is the most irritating commentator in the history of Supersport…and he loves to diss the Sharks

  • Comment 69, posted at 09.07.16 18:18:22 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 69) : And the prick went to Maritzburgh College

  • Comment 70, posted at 09.07.16 18:58:49 by The hound Reply
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