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Super Rugby 2016: Hurricanes v Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 23 Jul 2016 at 07:50
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It’s the quarter-final in Wellington with all to play for.

Can the Sharks do it again? Let’s find out!

Kick-off is at 09h35 SA time. Go Sharks!

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

Sharks – 15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 André Esterhuizen, 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 Dale Chadwick, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Curwin Bosch, 23 Odwa Ndungane.



490 Comments

  • Rainy weather….let’s hope the Sharks won’t fall into a kicking trap.

    Play with confidence, play with pride – Go Sharks!

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.07.16 09:02:42 by FireTheLooser Reply
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  • Ok, I’ll be the first. GO SHARKS! I don’t care about injuries, CEOs, head coaches, DORs or players leaving. Just give it all you’ve got!

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.07.16 09:05:36 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • Make us proud. Good luck.

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.07.16 09:05:55 by Ben Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 1) : Ok second :)

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.07.16 09:06:22 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • …and we have the palatable studio team today – let’s hope our semi and final remains in NZ, this morning team has a very low irritation factor :twisted:

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.07.16 09:10:01 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 5) : Butch backs the Sharks, Gcqobani backs the Sharks…let’s do this thing! :grin:

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.07.16 09:26:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good luck, men!

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.07.16 09:27:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 6) : Clearly this is the SS team, looking after their investment – Mallet is probably a mole planted by the sabc. :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.07.16 09:29:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Jeepers, the weather is not pleasant over there!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.07.16 09:30:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 8) : Kakaka :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.07.16 09:31:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Major wind, so kicking will be really tough! Maybe this wind will blow our kicks right…

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.07.16 09:33:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Our men take the field…

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.07.16 09:33:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Small crowd…

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.07.16 09:33:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Thought Afrikaans commentary would save me from kiwi bias, but now I’m being subjected to a horse-voiced toks vd Linde :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.07.16 09:34:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Canes join the Sharks on the field…

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.07.16 09:34:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Here we go!

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.07.16 09:35:20 by Quintin Reply

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  • Here we go…

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.07.16 09:35:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Willie takes the high ball and is wrapped up…good retention…

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.07.16 09:35:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks have an early advantage…

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.07.16 09:36:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Back for the penalty and a very good start for the Sharks!

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.07.16 09:36:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks retained possession for a good minute and went in hard at the breakdown. April can take a shot…

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.07.16 09:37:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ball has to be held in this howling wind…

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.07.16 09:37:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great start. Just about every ball carrier made it over the advantage line.

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.07.16 09:37:48 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • April strikes it well but the wind shunts it well wide…WOW!

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.07.16 09:38:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April needed to start that about 10m wide of the right hand upright to get it over! Wow!

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.07.16 09:38:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks very physical on defence and then a nice break by Willie!

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.07.16 09:39:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ohhhh…Pietersen misses Barrett on his own line…that could have been big trouble if JP had taken Barrett down!

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.07.16 09:40:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice maul Sharks…and they get another penalty…in this weather it might be a good option to go for the 5m lineout!

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.07.16 09:41:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And that is what the Sharks do…right call I think!

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.07.16 09:41:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Unfortunately the Sharks can’t repeat their mauling success and the Canes turn it over…damn…

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.07.16 09:42:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Must use opportunities like that!

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.07.16 09:42:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks lose the ball on attack! But Holahola kicks the turnover ball out on the full!

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.07.16 09:42:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Two mauls, two turnovers. We need to be better than this.

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.07.16 09:42:55 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Three very good lineouts. And now a much better maul…

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.07.16 09:43:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Very well done by Willie there and the Sharks have another penalty!

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.07.16 09:43:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This time April will have a shot again…tough conditions, but right call from this position…

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.07.16 09:44:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Why not go for the corner????

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.07.16 09:45:10 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • This time April gives it a sharp tonk and the wind can’t move it enough and he misses to the right…

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.07.16 09:45:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 36) : Our lineouts are working great!

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.07.16 09:45:59 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • This time Lewies knocks it in the lineout and the Canes get a scrum 35m out…

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.07.16 09:46:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Hahaha talked too soon :grin:

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.07.16 09:46:30 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Jeepers! That should have been a penalty Sharks…the Canes lock playing Lewies’ arm! Jackson missed that…

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.07.16 09:47:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Now the Canes have an advantage!

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.07.16 09:47:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And they get the penalty smack bang in front…easiest kick you could wish for…

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.07.16 09:48:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 42) : Missed that

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.07.16 09:48:13 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Poorreffing at the lineone has cost us possesion and now possibly 3 points

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.07.16 09:48:18 by byron Reply

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  • I suppose April a bit unlucky to be penalised there…

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.07.16 09:48:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Canes take the lead…3-0…

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.07.16 09:49:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 3-0 after 14 minutes…

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.07.16 09:49:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The conditions are absolutely atrocious…sheets of rain!

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.07.16 09:49:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 47) : Ian Jones certainly agrees

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.07.16 09:50:00 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • And Coenie folds again

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.07.16 09:50:30 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The Canes get the scrum penalty…Coenie penalised…sigh…

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.07.16 09:50:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks not behind the last man’s feet at that ruck and the Canes have an advantage…

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.07.16 09:51:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Canes right on our line…and they score…

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.07.16 09:52:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Not very good in the air from JP

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.07.16 09:52:25 by Quintin Reply

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  • I don’t know why so many people on here rates Jackson as a ref – he misses so much.

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.07.16 09:52:47 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great cross kick by Barrett, JPP rubbish under it, flaps at it and the Canes pounce…

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.07.16 09:52:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The conversion misses and it is 8-0 after 18 minutes…

  • Comment 59, posted at 23.07.16 09:53:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Tough road back from here…

  • Comment 60, posted at 23.07.16 09:53:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • From an attacking scrum on their 10m to a try for them. Oy vey

  • Comment 61, posted at 23.07.16 09:54:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Barrett is bloody good tonight

  • Comment 62, posted at 23.07.16 09:54:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • A great kick by Barrett puts the Sharks on the defensive inside their 22 again!

  • Comment 63, posted at 23.07.16 09:55:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Someone should remind the Canes about the conditions

  • Comment 64, posted at 23.07.16 09:55:01 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Claassens knocks it and we are in trouble again…

  • Comment 65, posted at 23.07.16 09:55:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 62) : Barrett’s always bloody good.

  • Comment 66, posted at 23.07.16 09:55:50 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Not very clever there by the Sharks…in these conditions you take that down, tighten it and clear…

  • Comment 67, posted at 23.07.16 09:56:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 64) : With you on this, looks like the weather isn’t bothering them at all!

  • Comment 68, posted at 23.07.16 09:56:27 by Quintin Reply

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  • Easy as pie for the Canes.

  • Comment 69, posted at 23.07.16 09:56:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great try by Marshall…8, 9, 15…try…and poor defense by the Sharks!

  • Comment 70, posted at 23.07.16 09:56:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Too easy. This is going to become ugly if we don’t hit back immediately

  • Comment 71, posted at 23.07.16 09:56:51 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • 13-0 Canes. Game over I reckon

  • Comment 72, posted at 23.07.16 09:57:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • That was so easy to see are we blind now

  • Comment 73, posted at 23.07.16 09:57:51 by John Reply

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  • That conversion was impossible, but it is 13-0 after 22 minutes.

  • Comment 74, posted at 23.07.16 09:57:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Come on boys…show some pride now…

  • Comment 75, posted at 23.07.16 09:58:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The wind is terrible making kicking impossible.

  • Comment 76, posted at 23.07.16 09:58:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The Sharks get a penalty and kick towards the corner…lineout 10m out…

  • Comment 77, posted at 23.07.16 09:58:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks had to tell the ref noone was out of 10

  • Comment 78, posted at 23.07.16 09:59:00 by byron Reply

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  • The Sharks maul was rampant but collapses…Jackson says the Sharks fell over their own man? I’d like to see that again…

  • Comment 79, posted at 23.07.16 09:59:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Patience boys

  • Comment 80, posted at 23.07.16 09:59:23 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks on the line…Beast scores but the TMO will check for a double movement…

  • Comment 81, posted at 23.07.16 09:59:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Must be a try

  • Comment 82, posted at 23.07.16 09:59:58 by John Reply

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  • How does theref call that held up

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  • That won’t be allowed…

  • Comment 84, posted at 23.07.16 10:00:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That is going to be a penalty Canes

  • Comment 85, posted at 23.07.16 10:00:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 51) : I meant Justin Marshall

  • Comment 86, posted at 23.07.16 10:01:17 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Penalty Canes…damn…

  • Comment 87, posted at 23.07.16 10:01:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Fuck you ref

  • Comment 88, posted at 23.07.16 10:01:33 by John Reply

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  • Nothing working for the Sharks

  • Comment 89, posted at 23.07.16 10:01:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @John (Comment 88) : Come on, it was the right call…

  • Comment 90, posted at 23.07.16 10:01:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great tackle by le Roux on Savea…

  • Comment 91, posted at 23.07.16 10:02:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jeez Ardie Savea has wheels!

  • Comment 92, posted at 23.07.16 10:03:10 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Just great counter attack by the Canes and they now have a lineout 5m out. These guys are just much better than we are…

  • Comment 93, posted at 23.07.16 10:03:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks do not have the skills to play in this weather

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  • Idiot !!!!

  • Comment 95, posted at 23.07.16 10:04:08 by John Reply

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  • Great vision by Jordaan and the Sharks almost score…Pietersen just can’t control his kick…

  • Comment 96, posted at 23.07.16 10:04:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Pity JPP’s kick just too hard

  • Comment 97, posted at 23.07.16 10:04:31 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 13-0 after 28 minutes…

  • Comment 98, posted at 23.07.16 10:05:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Don”t kick!!!! Pass inside ffs!!!

  • Comment 99, posted at 23.07.16 10:05:07 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Now Jackson spots the “inside the 10″…and the Canes get a penalty…

  • Comment 100, posted at 23.07.16 10:05:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Marginal penalties all going to the Canes now

  • Comment 101, posted at 23.07.16 10:06:13 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The Canes create from next to nothing…we build opportunities but can’t get anywhere near converting them…sigh!

  • Comment 102, posted at 23.07.16 10:06:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great steal by Oosthuizen on defence!!

  • Comment 103, posted at 23.07.16 10:07:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good steal by Ettas

  • Comment 104, posted at 23.07.16 10:07:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • This time the Canes lose their own ball at the lineout…

  • Comment 105, posted at 23.07.16 10:08:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That turnover just showed the difference between the sides. If it had gone wide straight away we had plenty of men over, but Claasens let Marais bash it up and we lost the advantage.

  • Comment 106, posted at 23.07.16 10:08:43 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Jeepers the wind is crazy…did you see that kick?

  • Comment 107, posted at 23.07.16 10:08:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • How is that not a high tackle on April?

  • Comment 108, posted at 23.07.16 10:08:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The Sharks knock it on again…

  • Comment 109, posted at 23.07.16 10:09:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 107) : I am worries for us in the second half

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 110) : Worried

  • Comment 111, posted at 23.07.16 10:09:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The poles are having a good old wobble!

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 109) : Shocking ball skills by the Sharks compared to the Canes. I thought the conditions might be a leveller, but alas….

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  • Esterhuizen is off…Odwa on…Jordaan 12, JP 13…

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 113) : Yeah…sigh…

  • Comment 115, posted at 23.07.16 10:11:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 110) : We have better wind in the second half

  • Comment 116, posted at 23.07.16 10:11:38 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • We win that kicking battle and we have a lineout 40m out…

  • Comment 117, posted at 23.07.16 10:12:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 116) : Playing with wind behind us now and still losing the kicking battle

  • Comment 118, posted at 23.07.16 10:12:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The Sharks have an advantage…and get the penalty…

  • Comment 119, posted at 23.07.16 10:13:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We have to score now…

  • Comment 120, posted at 23.07.16 10:13:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Fuck off with these kak little kicks man!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:

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  • And take a shot at goal?

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 119) : I would not even risk kicking for poles here.

  • Comment 123, posted at 23.07.16 10:14:11 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Missed the kick…

  • Comment 124, posted at 23.07.16 10:14:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 123) : Poles are wobbling from side to side

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 123) : Yeah, I was questioning the decision!

  • Comment 126, posted at 23.07.16 10:14:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That was a poor decision by Beast…and he just looks confused…come on, captain. Get it together! And get your men together! Come on!!!!

  • Comment 127, posted at 23.07.16 10:16:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Canes looks very very close to being offside

  • Comment 128, posted at 23.07.16 10:16:25 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 118) : We”re playing against the wind. It’s blowing from right side to left diagonally across the field, according to the commentators

  • Comment 129, posted at 23.07.16 10:16:36 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • And they are bok starters

  • Comment 130, posted at 23.07.16 10:17:16 by John Reply

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  • Our Bok back three are just jaaging aan kak

  • Comment 131, posted at 23.07.16 10:17:17 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • WTF SHARKS! Slow defence in our 22…JPP’s kick charged down and the Canes ALMOST score…

  • Comment 132, posted at 23.07.16 10:17:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Living dangerously

  • Comment 133, posted at 23.07.16 10:17:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 131) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 134, posted at 23.07.16 10:18:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 129) : I must be listening to different commentators. Three Canes kicks have been blown backwards.

  • Comment 135, posted at 23.07.16 10:19:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 129) : The wind is all over the place…on the near side it looks to be in our favour and on the far side in the Canes favour and swirly and gusty in between…

  • Comment 136, posted at 23.07.16 10:19:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 127) : Beast isn’t a captain. How Gold still persists with him is questionable.

  • Comment 137, posted at 23.07.16 10:19:15 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 136) : But that will be in our 22 where the wind is really crazy

  • Comment 138, posted at 23.07.16 10:19:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • We are absolutely woefull…crumbling under the pressure of the occasion, and completely incapable of adapting.

    Let’s hope the coaches can school the kids on how they need to adapt, in order to gain advantage from our penalties…

  • Comment 139, posted at 23.07.16 10:20:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • We started so good .. looks like the Sharks got bored and started thinking of tonights braai and beer

  • Comment 140, posted at 23.07.16 10:20:07 by John Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 135) : You”re right. I missed who they were talking about.

    The way Barrett is kicking one would thing they have it behind their backs.

  • Comment 141, posted at 23.07.16 10:20:13 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • We had some chances but our execution has been very poor…and the Canes just create stuff out of stuff all!

  • Comment 142, posted at 23.07.16 10:20:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 127) : Beast is no captain.

  • Comment 143, posted at 23.07.16 10:20:48 by Ben Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 138) : I’m not disagreeing with you… :lol:

  • Comment 144, posted at 23.07.16 10:21:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @John (Comment 140) : Didn’t get the reward for their hard work (9 points from normally kickable penalties), and gave up.

    We need to play for tries…there is no penalty fallback in this game

  • Comment 145, posted at 23.07.16 10:21:58 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 143) : Unfortunately what I am seeing seems to confirm that…sigh…

  • Comment 146, posted at 23.07.16 10:22:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 139) : Reaching the QF is exceeding my expectation for the year – we just need to accept that.

  • Comment 147, posted at 23.07.16 10:22:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The gap in quality between April and Barrett is huge. We are being schooled today.

  • Comment 148, posted at 23.07.16 10:23:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 141) : And the Kiwis still have another Barrett coming of age.

  • Comment 149, posted at 23.07.16 10:24:03 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 148) : Barrett has a lot more experience and April is a rookie at this level.

  • Comment 150, posted at 23.07.16 10:25:16 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 145) : need to stop with the shit kicks ball in hand we run over them their defence is not that good we just nod really testing it

  • Comment 151, posted at 23.07.16 10:25:27 by John Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 146) : It really pisses me off that Gold is persisting with him as captain. Beast used to be one of my favourite players. Not so much anymore.

  • Comment 152, posted at 23.07.16 10:25:38 by Ben Reply
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  • @John (Comment 151) : But then we can’t catch the ball either

  • Comment 153, posted at 23.07.16 10:26:11 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 150) : Definitely. We are missing Lambie big time.

  • Comment 154, posted at 23.07.16 10:26:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 145) : Exactly. That”s pathetic. We had the go forward in their 22, most of the possession and the lineouts were working, yet we took the kicking option.

  • Comment 155, posted at 23.07.16 10:27:20 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 147) : I guess so….but still backed the boys to at least take their chances.

    We could have been ahead, save for stupid mistakes inside their half…and sadly the ref is mostly blind to the Canes standing offside on defense.

  • Comment 156, posted at 23.07.16 10:27:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 152) : Not just his captaincy, but his general play as well. He takes ages to pick and drive, goes down easily and hasn’t really done much other than scrum of late.

  • Comment 157, posted at 23.07.16 10:29:07 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 155) : Captain my captain, where on this cold wet field do I find my captain?

  • Comment 158, posted at 23.07.16 10:29:17 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 153) : also true cant even bloody catch anymore

  • Comment 159, posted at 23.07.16 10:29:18 by John Reply

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  • Plum must be enjoying payback.

  • Comment 160, posted at 23.07.16 10:29:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @John (Comment 151) : Agreed, short passes, keep it close, keep it boring, but most of all, hold on to possession.

  • Comment 161, posted at 23.07.16 10:30:29 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • That counts as an excellent kick by Claasens

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 158) : At flank :mrgreen:

  • Comment 163, posted at 23.07.16 10:31:05 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Canes overthrow and Barrett still beats the Sharks to the ball

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 157) : I agree.

  • Comment 165, posted at 23.07.16 10:32:24 by Ben Reply
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  • Nice scrum by the Sharks at the start of the second half…

  • Comment 166, posted at 23.07.16 10:32:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • If only we had a captain, he could question him why that offside player wasn’t penalised.

  • Comment 167, posted at 23.07.16 10:33:50 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • They will keep kicking they see we cant kick now but still they kick … gameplan … kick kick .. 5 vs 1 and we will kick

  • Comment 168, posted at 23.07.16 10:33:51 by John Reply

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  • Good news is VDWALT is having a cracker. Ettiene a good one and even JPP…..bad is Mvovo, Coenie, Beast, Classes and sorry but April is so out of his depth against big fast Kiwi opposition

  • Comment 169, posted at 23.07.16 10:33:53 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • Until the inevitable Canes score we are going to be camped in our 22. Hopefully that next score is just a penalty.

  • Comment 170, posted at 23.07.16 10:33:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Coles off, new hooker and Keegan immediately steals the lineout…

  • Comment 171, posted at 23.07.16 10:34:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 170) : Good steal by Lewies

  • Comment 172, posted at 23.07.16 10:35:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • So … we make ground with a run … then we stil kick haha where is the brain power

  • Comment 173, posted at 23.07.16 10:35:22 by John Reply

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  • Why a Kiwi ref in NZ…arghhh

  • Comment 174, posted at 23.07.16 10:35:28 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • Come on, men!

  • Comment 175, posted at 23.07.16 10:35:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Marais you dumbass!!!!!!

  • Comment 176, posted at 23.07.16 10:36:07 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Forwards keep it tight and make plenty of yards…but finally give away a penalty at the breakdown. Marais off his feet! Agggg!!!

  • Comment 177, posted at 23.07.16 10:36:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 171) : Sorry KD.

  • Comment 178, posted at 23.07.16 10:36:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 176) : That was pretty kak!

  • Comment 179, posted at 23.07.16 10:37:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sigh…brilliant try by the Canes…

  • Comment 180, posted at 23.07.16 10:38:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Yes kick more !!!! You idiots !!!!!

  • Comment 181, posted at 23.07.16 10:38:46 by John Reply

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  • Ponderous play by the Sharks ends with a woer woer kick and the Canes get the ball, run hard, show some skills and score…as easy as you like…

  • Comment 182, posted at 23.07.16 10:38:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Game over…

  • Comment 183, posted at 23.07.16 10:39:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • …maybe next year. :Roll:

  • Comment 184, posted at 23.07.16 10:39:42 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Pereira runs over a feeble tackle from Claasens and Canes scores. Stupid kick chase – 3 running at the receiver and leaves the others open.

  • Comment 185, posted at 23.07.16 10:39:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • All Class vs All Average

  • Comment 186, posted at 23.07.16 10:39:48 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Barret nails a beauty of a kick…20-0 after 48 minutes…

  • Comment 187, posted at 23.07.16 10:39:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks have been at school tonight…and the Deputy Principal, Professor Plum, must be super chuffed at how much they are learning…or having to learn…

  • Comment 188, posted at 23.07.16 10:40:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 186) : Average would be a compliment

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  • Beast has to be the poorest captain I’ve ever seen for the Sharks. I think he’s a wonderful player and a gentleman, but not a good leader.

  • Comment 190, posted at 23.07.16 10:41:10 by Apollo Reply

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  • Ffs!!

  • Comment 191, posted at 23.07.16 10:41:21 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • Another super try by the Canes…good night nurse…

  • Comment 192, posted at 23.07.16 10:41:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Yes kick more

  • Comment 193, posted at 23.07.16 10:41:25 by John Reply

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  • Le Roux kicking has not been up to world class fullback standards at all the past few years.

  • Comment 194, posted at 23.07.16 10:41:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • April, time to return to club rugby.

  • Comment 195, posted at 23.07.16 10:41:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Funken beyond poor now. I though at least we could tackle.

  • Comment 196, posted at 23.07.16 10:41:41 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • A kick by the Sharks…followed by a ball in hand counter by the Canes…only one winner!

  • Comment 197, posted at 23.07.16 10:41:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Get Curwin Bosch on at 10. Nothing left to lose.

  • Comment 198, posted at 23.07.16 10:42:36 by Ben Reply
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  • Must say I’m really enjoying the way the Canes are playing, despite our team being on the receiving end.

  • Comment 199, posted at 23.07.16 10:42:41 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Another great Barrett kick!

  • Comment 200, posted at 23.07.16 10:42:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Barrett kicks a conversion between poles going all over the place.

  • Comment 201, posted at 23.07.16 10:43:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bring on bosch

  • Comment 202, posted at 23.07.16 10:43:15 by John Reply

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  • 27-0 after 51 minutes…this is already ugly…and has the potential of becoming butt ugly!!!

  • Comment 203, posted at 23.07.16 10:43:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I see a massacre coming. I’ll stop watching. There is zero defense. Bosch on for April please lets see what he can do.

  • Comment 204, posted at 23.07.16 10:43:59 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 198) : Yes please…

  • Comment 205, posted at 23.07.16 10:44:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks have by far the worst playoff score difference record of all SR sides, which won’t improve with this performance.

  • Comment 206, posted at 23.07.16 10:44:41 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Bash, bash, bash…I concede that that is all we can do…but unfortunately bash, bash, bash is followed by knock every time…

  • Comment 207, posted at 23.07.16 10:45:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Thank fuck knows who that I’m not worried about drinking before 10 at all. Can’t look at this shit sober. We haven’t looked like scoring in 54mins.

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 205) : Obliged. :cool:

  • Comment 209, posted at 23.07.16 10:45:42 by Ben Reply
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  • Bosch on for April

  • Comment 210, posted at 23.07.16 10:45:53 by Quintin Reply

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  • This team inspires no love.

  • Comment 211, posted at 23.07.16 10:45:56 by Apollo Reply

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  • Just go home already. This is pointless and nothing but further embarrassment for SA rugby

  • Comment 212, posted at 23.07.16 10:46:13 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Well, there is Bosch…

  • Comment 213, posted at 23.07.16 10:46:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks don’t have any idea what to do with the ball. Sharks needs to take the team out of the Currie Cup and make their practise their skills 18 hours a day for the next 6 months.

  • Comment 214, posted at 23.07.16 10:46:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Pointless aimless playing by sharks.

  • Comment 215, posted at 23.07.16 10:47:02 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Apollo (Comment 211) : That’s a bit harsh…

  • Comment 216, posted at 23.07.16 10:47:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • A bridge too far, we need decent backup at fly half…April has been found out here, and we’ve now been forced to throw a 19 year old kid into the deep end in an effort to save some face.

  • Comment 217, posted at 23.07.16 10:47:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 213) : We have nothing to.lose might as well test him now.

  • Comment 218, posted at 23.07.16 10:47:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • April having a complete mare of a game

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  • @Apollo (Comment 211) : I would rather say incredible sadness.

  • Comment 220, posted at 23.07.16 10:48:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • If not for Faf, SA wouldn’t have one scrummie in the World Top 10

  • Comment 221, posted at 23.07.16 10:48:10 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Coenie penalised in the scrum again…

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  • Well, lets admit it, April has no BMT whatsoever, Barret on the other hand has been the reason the Canes went into HT with the lead regardless of the conditions, keeping us pinned down in our own half.

  • Comment 223, posted at 23.07.16 10:48:27 by Quintin Reply

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  • We need new players … new coach and new name … hmmm what about the gold fishes

  • Comment 224, posted at 23.07.16 10:48:54 by John Reply

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  • Sharks going backwards at a rapid pace and then lose the ball…

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 217) : So much for the people crying about lambie going straight in after his injury. Lambie is light years ahead of April. Even fresh from injury.

  • Comment 226, posted at 23.07.16 10:49:38 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Savea pushes Beast off the ball at a ruck. Kiwi forwards power levels at another level.

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  • Sharks finally figured out that the ref is blind to the offside line, themselves now ignoring it and getting away with it.

  • Comment 228, posted at 23.07.16 10:51:03 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • You just can’t play rugby without a decent halfback pairing.

  • Comment 229, posted at 23.07.16 10:51:10 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 226) : Lambie wouldn’t have made too much of a difference to the outcome

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 226) : He hasn’t passed his concussion test, so still injured anyway even if he was cleared to play.

  • Comment 231, posted at 23.07.16 10:52:03 by Quintin Reply

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  • Perenara scores…

  • Comment 232, posted at 23.07.16 10:52:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I am done !! Before i destroy my TV

  • Comment 233, posted at 23.07.16 10:52:22 by John Reply

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  • Another rebuild year in 2017? We’ve been rebuilding since John smit started. When will we settle?

  • Comment 234, posted at 23.07.16 10:52:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Flood gates open. 32-0 is an incredible score under these conditions.

  • Comment 235, posted at 23.07.16 10:52:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Go shower boys… :oops:

  • Comment 236, posted at 23.07.16 10:52:42 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Teichman’s first task. Get rid of Gary Gold. Have heard and seen too much when it comes to Gary.

  • Comment 237, posted at 23.07.16 10:52:53 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Absolutely woefull, a professional team that have given up – now getting schooled.

  • Comment 238, posted at 23.07.16 10:53:18 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Only the end of the third quarter and it is 34-0… :shock:

  • Comment 239, posted at 23.07.16 10:53:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We could have given the wc spot to the bulls they would have been better

  • Comment 240, posted at 23.07.16 10:54:03 by John Reply

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  • This is beyond embarrassing. To concede this many tries in those conditions is utterly kak.

  • Comment 241, posted at 23.07.16 10:54:18 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Every single bad thing we’ve done this year has culminated into 80 mins of the worst sharks rugby for 20 years

  • Comment 242, posted at 23.07.16 10:54:23 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 237) : Yes, please.

  • Comment 243, posted at 23.07.16 10:54:28 by Ben Reply
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  • Wow, what a kick by Bosch… :shock:

  • Comment 244, posted at 23.07.16 10:54:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I hoped that this game would atleast be competitive, but once again we are rolling over like we did against the Lions . Ridiculous.

  • Comment 245, posted at 23.07.16 10:54:59 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 231) : Not the point the point was people crying because he stepped straight in after April had 1 or 2 good games. Remember the comments?

  • Comment 246, posted at 23.07.16 10:55:09 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Teich has an impossible job to rebuild this franchise with it seems little cash in the bank.

  • Comment 247, posted at 23.07.16 10:56:06 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Good kick but we should retain and attack. Kicks won’t help now.

  • Comment 248, posted at 23.07.16 10:56:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 247) : That’s what the Lions did.

  • Comment 249, posted at 23.07.16 10:56:53 by Ben Reply
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  • This is disgusting. I’m sorry but most of the Sharks should hang their heads in shame.

  • Comment 250, posted at 23.07.16 10:57:12 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • It’s fun for team number 1 to be winning like this, but to team number 8….I’d rather have the Sharks not play in the quarter final, than watch them losing like this.

  • Comment 251, posted at 23.07.16 10:58:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • K A K !

  • Comment 252, posted at 23.07.16 10:58:27 by Ben Reply
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  • Fucking disgusted by the way we are losing, if we lost a well contested game, I would still be happy about making the playoffs, but this doesn’t justify us being here at all.

  • Comment 253, posted at 23.07.16 10:59:10 by Quintin Reply

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  • The only bloke who looks like he’s trying is Philip

  • Comment 254, posted at 23.07.16 10:59:54 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • What a bunch of pathetic clowns, both on the field and off.

    ..|.. anyone who has a problem with that

  • Comment 255, posted at 23.07.16 11:00:32 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • At least the new front row it’s giving us a good show.

  • Comment 256, posted at 23.07.16 11:00:51 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 230) : Really Lambie on 10 and Bosch on 15. I recon there would have been a difference. Doesn’t mean anything today but come CC I’m going to bet those two will shape things.

  • Comment 257, posted at 23.07.16 11:00:59 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Vacancy: Captain, fly half.

    Missing: pride, right wing, direction.

    Please contact GT if interested or found.

  • Comment 258, posted at 23.07.16 11:01:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • So if we stay on 0, we will the first team ever to draw a blank in a Super Rugby playoff game…please score, boys…

  • Comment 259, posted at 23.07.16 11:01:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bosch already doing much better than April did.

  • Comment 260, posted at 23.07.16 11:02:08 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 249) : I think the relegation shocked people at the Lions in action. Will the powers that be from the board, CEO, coaches down to the players realize something is seriously wrong and pull together to start doing something about it?

  • Comment 261, posted at 23.07.16 11:02:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bosch kicking game would have made a major difference in the first half.

  • Comment 262, posted at 23.07.16 11:03:29 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 260) : Agreed. For me April just played himself into second place after Bosch for 15 when Pat comes back.

  • Comment 263, posted at 23.07.16 11:03:40 by coolfusion Reply

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  • 34-0 and still we kick.

  • Comment 264, posted at 23.07.16 11:04:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 257) : Only talking today

  • Comment 265, posted at 23.07.16 11:04:44 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 264) : Marshall can”t believe it either

  • Comment 266, posted at 23.07.16 11:05:25 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 259) : Another negative record for us. Don’t we now lead the scoreboard on negative records? Surely there is a trophy for that.

  • Comment 267, posted at 23.07.16 11:05:52 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 267) : There is: a shiny new CEO ;)

  • Comment 268, posted at 23.07.16 11:08:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Canes 9 passes to players hitting the ball at speed, Sharks 9 passes to stationary players.

  • Comment 269, posted at 23.07.16 11:09:16 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 266) : Yeah commentators are litterally laughing while asking why are we kicking. It’s embarrassing to say the least.

  • Comment 270, posted at 23.07.16 11:09:21 by Quintin Reply

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  • These guys just toying with us now

  • Comment 271, posted at 23.07.16 11:11:15 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • That pissed me off just now! Willie quick tapping and looking for someone to pass to, and none of the Sharks seem to give a shit!

  • Comment 272, posted at 23.07.16 11:11:32 by Quintin Reply

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  • I’m so fricken mad at the tactics and lack of commitment. …Gold must go ffs

  • Comment 273, posted at 23.07.16 11:11:37 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • A sole glimmer of light: Curwin Bosch, clearly appreciating the honour of representing the Sharks in a quarter final….something none of the other players have done.

  • Comment 274, posted at 23.07.16 11:11:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • This team just wants to hit the showers now. Shocking attitude on the field now.

  • Comment 275, posted at 23.07.16 11:12:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 269) : That”s been Sharks rugby for years and years.

  • Comment 276, posted at 23.07.16 11:12:01 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Nope Bosch in April out.

  • Comment 277, posted at 23.07.16 11:13:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Sharkfinn (Comment 273) : It’s time to start from scratch.

  • Comment 278, posted at 23.07.16 11:13:34 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Losing the match is completely acceptable, BUT losing your pride and willingness to give it your all is something that I will never accept…and it is the problem at the core of this team.

  • Comment 279, posted at 23.07.16 11:14:08 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • That last summed it all up perfectly… :shock:

  • Comment 280, posted at 23.07.16 11:14:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ungerer is kak. Why did we allow Wright to leave?

  • Comment 281, posted at 23.07.16 11:14:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • When the losing side is trying to waste time you know…

  • Comment 282, posted at 23.07.16 11:14:51 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • no one even interested, that just disgusts me into not even wanting to be a supporter

  • Comment 283, posted at 23.07.16 11:15:27 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    HURRICANES 41 – 0 SHARKS

  • Comment 284, posted at 23.07.16 11:15:32 by Ben Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 278) : I would fire all the coaches and all the players, and then allow them the opportunity to convince me to rehire them.

  • Comment 285, posted at 23.07.16 11:16:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • JP Pietersen with a smile on his face after the last Canes try. What a disgrace.

  • Comment 286, posted at 23.07.16 11:16:19 by Ben Reply
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  • No amount of travel, and no amount of rain should ever be blamed for a team losing like this ….a total lack of pride.

  • Comment 287, posted at 23.07.16 11:16:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Ungerar you C$#&!

  • Comment 288, posted at 23.07.16 11:16:54 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • Clueless when they have ball in hand. Kicking every thing away. Really hope Gary had a 2 year contract so that we don’t pay him to leave. To think that Teichman was one of the ex players that wanted Mitchell to replace Jake. Just heard a killer line…the move from Jake to Gold was as good as moving from HD to black and white tv. Backward move that has taken us back to the stone ages.

  • Comment 289, posted at 23.07.16 11:17:29 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 279) : Well done. You summed it up perfectly. They have no heart. No balls!

  • Comment 290, posted at 23.07.16 11:17:36 by Ben Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 279) : That is the only problem I had with this game, not that we lost, but the way we took it laying down, not giving an absolute shit about playing for pride in the jersey. This will go down as one of the worst playoff games ever, and theres nothing we can do about that now.

  • Comment 291, posted at 23.07.16 11:17:43 by Quintin Reply

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  • Well done Hurricanes. Class performance.

  • Comment 292, posted at 23.07.16 11:18:07 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 286) : Yup after today it’s an all NZ semi and final.

  • Comment 293, posted at 23.07.16 11:18:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • That was the worst ever performance I have ever seen in a Sharks jersey. There has been worse scores, teams with even less skill, but never have I ever seen such a gutless display of rugby.

  • Comment 294, posted at 23.07.16 11:19:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 285) : Exactly my thought when I wrote start from scratch.

  • Comment 295, posted at 23.07.16 11:19:40 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • After a week of a fair few 18-22hour work days, I sacrificed my one morning of sleeping in to watch this game…thanks guys, clearly I’m willing to sacrifice far more than the pretenders getting paid to wear the jersey of the team that I support.

  • Comment 296, posted at 23.07.16 11:19:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • On a farm. No dstv to watch the game. Just enough to see the score…

  • Comment 297, posted at 23.07.16 11:21:38 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 296) : I don’t think I am even going to bother watching the Currie Cup after the shite that was served up.

  • Comment 298, posted at 23.07.16 11:21:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Players should be deducted 1k from their salaries for every aimless kick.

  • Comment 299, posted at 23.07.16 11:21:55 by Ben Reply
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  • Ag fuck this young team crap excuse, Beast. The worst players were all experienced Boks!

  • Comment 300, posted at 23.07.16 11:21:58 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • And didnt miss anything… although the first 5 comments sounded great. Had a couple of opportunities in the first 15 min.

  • Comment 301, posted at 23.07.16 11:23:11 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • We are all pissed off. Just remember we had the worst draw of any team ever in the competition. The boys were dead on their feet e weeks ago. We reached the quarters. We can only get better from this performance

  • Comment 302, posted at 23.07.16 11:23:12 by jdolivier Reply

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  • This sort of gutless performances makes it very hard to support the Sharks. I don’t mind losing but losing while showing absolutely no passion is unacceptable. Go Lions!

  • Comment 303, posted at 23.07.16 11:23:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 300) : I was going to say “awful captain”. But Beast doesn’t deserve to be called a captain.

  • Comment 304, posted at 23.07.16 11:24:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 299) : Realistically though players should be reviewed and benched for that shit. But does Gary ever review and learn?

  • Comment 305, posted at 23.07.16 11:24:14 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Fitzpatrick hitting the nail on its head. Coaching and management.

  • Comment 306, posted at 23.07.16 11:24:20 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Could see the embarrassment on Beasts face in the captains talk afterwards, even admitted the performance was embarrassing. Won’t be able to change it now boet! Hope the younger players have learnt from this, as it would be crucial going forward to remember that if you don’t give everything to achieve your goal you will be embarrassed in the professional game. I hope this is a turning point in our game, if not, we only have more embarrassment lying ahead of us.

  • Comment 307, posted at 23.07.16 11:24:43 by Quintin Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 302) : Well, it certainly can’t get any worse! :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 308, posted at 23.07.16 11:25:15 by Ben Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 302) : Anyone can get better from 0. That’s not saying much.

  • Comment 309, posted at 23.07.16 11:25:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 302) : At least I can’t see us doing any worse but with the Sharks you just never know.

  • Comment 310, posted at 23.07.16 11:25:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Looks like the sharks play great the first 10 – 15 min. But if they dont get reward, and a call goes against them, they completely loose interest for the remaining 60 min. Same thing against sunwolves.

  • Comment 311, posted at 23.07.16 11:26:26 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • Go Lions, go Stormers.

  • Comment 312, posted at 23.07.16 11:27:26 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Looking at the try replays now and it’s pathetic how poor Mvovo, Claasens, JPP, Beast and Willie have been on defense. Must be the inexperience :roll:

  • Comment 313, posted at 23.07.16 11:28:15 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 305) : At the start of the game the commentators said something along the lines of Gary Gold feels that keeping possession is key to winning the game and the Hurricanes coach said that territory will be key.

    Gary was clearly bluffing. :roll:

  • Comment 314, posted at 23.07.16 11:28:15 by Ben Reply
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  • And we thought the Kings would embarrass us!

  • Comment 315, posted at 23.07.16 11:29:22 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • The sharks should kick their feet up and put this one behind them. Rob d Preez now have a couple extra days to prep for CC. And I will be supporting them again!, and again, and again….

  • Comment 316, posted at 23.07.16 11:31:04 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 313) : Mvovo is so overrated by Sharks fans.

  • Comment 317, posted at 23.07.16 11:31:35 by Ben Reply
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  • At half time we were 13 /0 and April had missed 3 kicks.

  • Comment 318, posted at 23.07.16 11:33:31 by The hound Reply
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  • Dropping Gold won’t even help. Last time the Sharks had to find a coach we had to go to Checkers to find one. Nobody else was interested in the job.

  • Comment 319, posted at 23.07.16 11:34:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 309) : After the draw against the bulls we all thought season over. With a non-existent coach a cowboy ceo and a captain that should not have been chosen, we still made the quarters.

  • Comment 320, posted at 23.07.16 11:34:32 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 318) : And his goal kicking wasn’t even the worst aspect of his game today.

  • Comment 321, posted at 23.07.16 11:34:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 317) : So is Jpp and willie

  • Comment 322, posted at 23.07.16 11:35:25 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 319) : Yeah, we need to find a decent coach before we sack Gold.

  • Comment 323, posted at 23.07.16 11:35:38 by Ben Reply
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  • Wow Gold is clueless…never succeeded anywhere. A fund should be set up to raise funds to pay this guy out. It’s actually not a bad idea. Who would contribute?

  • Comment 324, posted at 23.07.16 11:36:45 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 321) : Bosch looked like a deer in headlights. Hopefully this game doesn’t damage his confidence

  • Comment 325, posted at 23.07.16 11:36:56 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 322) : I disagree. I’m not saying JPP and Wille are much better than Mvovo, but Mvovo is way more overrated by Sharks fans.

  • Comment 326, posted at 23.07.16 11:37:33 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 321) : April was horrible, but so was Claasens. One thing we got right was our line outs, and Ninja was looking like the only guy interested in playing.

  • Comment 327, posted at 23.07.16 11:38:35 by Quintin Reply

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  • How this country produced Brain Surgeons is beyond me… we have the most brainless rugby players and coaches in the world ( … on second thought maybe our surgeons practice on our rugby players…)

  • Comment 328, posted at 23.07.16 11:39:07 by catfish Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 325) : Are you a defense attorney? April looked far worse.

  • Comment 329, posted at 23.07.16 11:39:13 by Ben Reply
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  • Hurricanes coach even showing pitty for us in the post match interview :roll:

  • Comment 330, posted at 23.07.16 11:40:29 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 327) : Phillip always gives his all. Quickly becoming one of my favourite players. Wears his heart on his sleeve.

  • Comment 331, posted at 23.07.16 11:41:12 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 331) : The guys not interested in playing should fuck off, they are an embarrassment. I don’t care what pedigree they have, if they show up with such a shitty attitude they should leave.

  • Comment 332, posted at 23.07.16 11:43:08 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 330) : He did spend some time at the Sharks.

  • Comment 333, posted at 23.07.16 11:43:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 333) : I know, doesn’t make it less embarrassing though.

  • Comment 334, posted at 23.07.16 11:50:31 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 334) : It was genuine pity! :oops:

  • Comment 335, posted at 23.07.16 11:55:08 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 329) : Forensic auditor. Started off in law ????. Just a question. What happens when you throw gold into a shark tank……..it sinks

  • Comment 336, posted at 23.07.16 11:56:33 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 318) : Kings also managed to stay close to their opponents, and the got murdered in the final 20mins.

  • Comment 337, posted at 23.07.16 11:58:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 335) : Yes it was, thats why I’m saying it is indeed one of the most embarrassing performances in the history of playoffs, and we can do nothing about that.

  • Comment 338, posted at 23.07.16 12:08:56 by Quintin Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 337) :I buy what you say but were in it with a chance till half time,but once that first try was scored after half time we went to pieces,nobody on the field to hold that team together.No captain no leadership

  • Comment 339, posted at 23.07.16 12:13:30 by The hound Reply
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  • It still amazes me how we can have a below average season and only make the QF by virtue of a shit conference system. And that people/coach believe that if we win one game we can make the play offs while being shit and TOTALLY not deserve to be there! What exactly is the rationale behind such thought. Is it purely sponsor related? I think SAs rugby setup as a whole is at a dire point in time.

  • Comment 340, posted at 23.07.16 12:20:43 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 339) : I would say we were out of it after they denied Beasts try, he went complaining to the ref like a sore loser in front of the rest of the team who would have taken no confidence from that, he is no captain. He should have taken it on the chin and get on with the game!

  • Comment 341, posted at 23.07.16 12:23:28 by Quintin Reply

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  • Gary Gold’s job was to get the players prepared, and also to assemble a team where the right player is in the right position. You have to ask the question: with Gold at the helm, will decision-making in play, tactical play, substitutions and depth be sorted out? I think we all the know the answer to that question…I’m not saying he should necessarily be dropped immediately but without a doubt a more astute coach (or DoR if you prefer) needs to be identified and recruited. Would the following proposals be that radical? Philip van der Walt as captain; Dick Muir to lend a hand at coaching in the interim to see if perhaps Plumtree could be tempted back, or another Kiwi coach who has carte blanche to assemble a coaching team…Blackadder, Robbie Deans, throw some money at Swys maybe…things cannot continue as they are; a team could be built around our current loosies (Keegan, du Preez, the other du Preez, and Ninja), keep ahold of Bosch, get some new wings, let Willie go his own way, hold on to Lewies and Ettas. Get some butt-kicking centres from somewhere.

  • Comment 342, posted at 23.07.16 12:28:15 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • From your lips to gods ears!

  • Comment 343, posted at 23.07.16 12:34:01 by Sharkfinn Reply

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  • I don’t think a match report is in order – the less said about this Sharks “performance” the better.

  • Comment 344, posted at 23.07.16 12:45:41 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Maybe we need to call up Donald Trump and ask what it takes to win…he took on 16 opponents in the primaries, and came out on top when nobody gave him a realistic chance…now one more opponent to go; that adds up to 18, a parallel with the Super Rugby competition. It’s not just money, it’s something more fundamental.

  • Comment 345, posted at 23.07.16 12:46:05 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 345) : Balls?

  • Comment 346, posted at 23.07.16 12:52:51 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 345) : Most of our players do not have the necessary skill set to play at this level. The gap (from tackling kicking to handling) between these two teams were huge tonight. That was while we still actually bothered to actually try to play.

    Once you have the basics of rugby in place, then you can go and play whatever plan suits the conditions or opposition.

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 346) : Maybe :smile:

  • Comment 348, posted at 23.07.16 12:58:16 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 342) : I have been highlighting our centre problem for years now. Nothing happens. The Cheetahs at one go got all three up and coming centres in the country whilst we sat and folded our arms. Could have been a cash problem
    ..don’t know. We need centres and wings.

  • Comment 349, posted at 23.07.16 13:16:31 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • There is nothing more I can say to bemoan the state of KZN rugby. From the turd-like performance today, to the equally useless Currie-Cup team to our hopeless Craven week youngsters. I wish Gary Teichmann the best of luck in trying to sort this out, I sincerely do.
    Somehow he has to find the ingredients in getting winning rugby back at all levels. Somehow he has to find good people like Hans Scriba, Swys De Bruyn and all the great personnel that were so callously let go by the old regime. Somehow he has to make Durban an attractive place to play for the youngsters in other provinces and he has to make the Shark Tank a feared destination for visiting teams. Good luck, Gary. If anyone can turn it around it would be a man who was proud to wear the jersey, like you.

  • Comment 350, posted at 23.07.16 13:35:35 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 349) : Even with cash our procurement jas always been lethargic at best. Do you think we couldn’t have bought watermeyer hall the other Adriaanse velleman if we only half awake and quick on the ball. They weren’t the most expensive guys around. But we did manage to get retirees lose jackpot without one game. I hope Teichman proves that smith was one of our biggest mistakes and why we are still staring down a rebuild years later.

  • Comment 351, posted at 23.07.16 13:50:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 350) : We’ve never had winning teams at all levels.

    VC team of the past have always sucked….u/21 and u/19 rugby have only ever had sporadic success….Craven week success or failure doesn’t matter, as we very rarely contract any of those players…

    GT will have to invent success across the age group levels….and superstar recruitment is not a financially viable option for success either.

    I guess GT’s biggest challenge is to identify and contract top quality coaches across the board, and ensure player recruitment is done wisely in order to ensure the SR team is filled with successful players from our successful age group teams.

    One thing is for sure, the Sharks need to create a talent conveyor belt to offset player losses.

  • Comment 352, posted at 23.07.16 13:53:05 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 351) : I have been having this Smit debate with my mates for months now. I think Smit has done a great job, he did manage to get 2 high profile coaches in Brendan and Jake. Won a CC in his first year in charge. Increased sponsorship and got some nice player signings. His hand was forced with GG. Should have been brave though and moved GG and Everitt to somewhere else. So we learn. CC is now our focus.

  • Comment 353, posted at 23.07.16 14:00:51 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 353) : Gold is slow to learn. Coenie still ahead of Adriaanse. No matter what. No real captain after he saw beast can’t cut it daniel would have been better. Chilli should be starting. Does he not review games? The curry cup win was not his doing. Best thing he did was Omar and du preez. Come CC I hope he relegates April to bench for bosch and Lambie but he will probably not. We have Centre problem and scrumhalf depth. Wonder if Reinach will be ready?

  • Comment 354, posted at 23.07.16 14:17:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 353) : Lost Plum.Got Jake. lost many players because of Jake. lost Jake and appointed Gold because he painted himself in a corner. On the whole a loss.

  • Comment 355, posted at 23.07.16 14:19:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Teichman has a big job on his hands. If he turns things around in year one he will be a legend. If he doesn’t it’s understandable. As for Gold I don’t think we will attract a good coach now so maybe one of these days we can see dupreez being promoted ahead of Gold which will be the second time it’s happened to Gold so that will speak volumes.

  • Comment 356, posted at 23.07.16 14:23:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 355) : Let’s be fair, those players would have left regardless. Euro was calling.

  • Comment 357, posted at 23.07.16 14:24:01 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 357) : Actually it was in the media how many left because they didn’t want to work with Jake. Be that as it may if we had stopped there and certain arrogant players didn’t help Jake leave we would have ended on a positive but we didn’t we lost him and the arrogant guys left regardless. At least if Jake got enough support we would have had a rebuild without the ego’s and have been in a better spot. A chain of bad events or decisions.

  • Comment 358, posted at 23.07.16 14:27:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I’m done with lamenting now though. Let’s hope (cause it’s all we can do) Teichman can clean up. I suspect if he does start asessing his options we could well see Du Preez being moved up?

  • Comment 359, posted at 23.07.16 14:29:55 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 358) : And then a number of the ones that supposedly were behind Jake’s resignation ended up playing for him in France?

  • Comment 360, posted at 23.07.16 14:45:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 360) : Ja ironic I agree. Players should not have that much power. Lions are proof of that. Now that there is a real boss they look good. Gary is not that boss.

  • Comment 361, posted at 23.07.16 14:47:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 359) : The only worry I have about du Preez being made head coach at this stage is that he has been part of the current setup and it does not look like he made much difference. The only member of the coaching unit that clearly had an impact was Mouneimne.

  • Comment 362, posted at 23.07.16 14:48:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 362) : But consider the alternative which is Gold. Can Rob do worse? He went away form his home union and made a difference at the leopards. My money would rather be on him. We are not attractive at the moment to attract a big name so I say he would be a good risk.

  • Comment 363, posted at 23.07.16 14:52:21 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 363) : Also I don’t know how often Rob is being overruled by Gary at the moment so even if he wanted to does have the authority he needs? A good test would be to give him carte blanche over the CC.

  • Comment 364, posted at 23.07.16 14:56:52 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 362) : Just goes to show that the strongest defense in the competition means shit if almost everything else is rubbish.

  • Comment 365, posted at 23.07.16 14:58:53 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 363) : I do know beggars can’t be choosers, so Gold to DOR and Rob as head coach is probably the best we can hope for.

    I did expect a bit more from du Preez to be honest. The Sharks have two skill / attack coaches, but you really would not guessed that based on the players’ poor attacking skills and the lack of improvement in skills over the season. We have a second choice scrumhalf that can hardly pass, players that struggle under the high ball, continuous passing behind the man, poor ball retention, ….

    The only area that I can think of that really improved is the line out.

  • Comment 366, posted at 23.07.16 14:59:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 365) : Not so strong today though. We let an awful lot through.

  • Comment 367, posted at 23.07.16 15:00:24 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 363) : …and Pukke, put everything in place to where they won the VC this year. (Mokoena coached them this year).

    As far as I remember, Du Preez will be head coach of CC, Gold will be doing DoR’ing, unless Teichman decides differently.

  • Comment 368, posted at 23.07.16 15:06:20 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 368) : Best thing Teichman can do is test his bench strength. I.e. give du preez a run. We already know what Gary can ( or can’t) do.

  • Comment 369, posted at 23.07.16 15:08:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 366) : Big issue for both Gold and Du Preez was not being able to pick their assistants.

  • Comment 370, posted at 23.07.16 15:10:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 369) : Du Preez needs his own assistants, Small seemed ecstatic to hear Teichman will be CEO, so the two of them reigniting their partnership would make me happy.

  • Comment 371, posted at 23.07.16 15:12:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Today is basically the result by which Smit’s entire tenure as CEO will be judged…

  • Comment 372, posted at 23.07.16 15:17:00 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 367) : When it really counted. Typical of the Sharks, actually. Our playoff record, counting scores up to where we’ve advanced, is sobering:

    Final 1996 – Lost to Blues 12–45
    Semi 1997 – Lost to Blues 36–55
    Semi 1998 – Lost to Crusaders 32–36
    Final 2001 – Lost to Brumbies 6–36
    Final 2007 – Lost to Bulls 19-20
    Semi 2008 – Lost to Waratahs 13–28
    QF 2011 – Lost to Crusaders 8–36
    Final 2012 – Lost to Chiefs 6–37
    Semi 2014 – Lost to Crusaders 6-38
    QF 2016 – Lost to Hurricanes 0-41

    Average loss score in playoffs and finals 17-34. Opponents have, on average, been twice as good when it came to the push.

  • Comment 373, posted at 23.07.16 15:23:08 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 373) : Proof that the Sharks have as yet not really been as successful as we’d like to think – neither BvZ, nor Smit has been able to turn the Sharks into a trophy winning machine.

    Not sure many ceo’s exist that would be able of achieving this….GT will have to achieve something very special to turn this franchise into more than just competitive.

  • Comment 374, posted at 23.07.16 15:30:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 373) : those are pretty scary stats. Most of these losses were away games, which illustrates how critically important home ground advantage is; and how poor we are at achieving it. Seems we’re great at scraping through to the knockouts and terrible when we show up on the day.

  • Comment 375, posted at 23.07.16 15:47:06 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 373) : Yup we are masters of the semi final. Chokers of note.

  • Comment 376, posted at 23.07.16 15:49:59 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I really hope the Lions don’t follow our example. FFS as if the 10 year unbeaten record by the kiwis isn’t enough don’t let them start the same crap with SR.

  • Comment 377, posted at 23.07.16 15:52:45 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 374) : True. The expectations are way above historical reality, but that’s just a side effect of loving this bloody team.

  • Comment 378, posted at 23.07.16 15:53:30 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 378) : Many people sat we have gone past our golden age. But aside from CC victory. When did we really have a golden age?

  • Comment 379, posted at 23.07.16 15:56:09 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 375) : And then we get the golden home ground opportunity in 2007….

  • Comment 380, posted at 23.07.16 15:57:36 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 364) : I’m for a proper head coach that Rob can assist. If we don’t have the cash then promoting Rob and bringing in someone like Jimmy Stonehouse can work. We
    still need to replace Everitt though.

  • Comment 381, posted at 23.07.16 16:30:45 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Good luck to the Lions.

  • Comment 382, posted at 23.07.16 16:31:12 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 378) : We’ve clearly fallen into the trap of measuring success by how many play-offs we’ve reached…

  • Comment 383, posted at 23.07.16 16:31:34 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 383) : A wooden spoon accolade….

  • Comment 384, posted at 23.07.16 16:36:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • One thing GT can fix instantly – players not willing to fully commit to the Sharks should not be allowed to play SR…so, if you want to play in Japan, you stay there or enjoy your holiday during their off season.

    How many of the guys on one of these duel contracts, ends up leaving the Sharks fulltime in any case?

    Could be one of the major reasons the team is not unified, half the guys stroll into the SR squad, with the guys busting their gut during preseason being dropped for the glory boys.

  • Comment 385, posted at 23.07.16 17:50:20 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Well done Lions,I think we are lucky that we didn’t play them at Ellis Park today think we would have got a bigger hiding than we got in Wellington.

  • Comment 386, posted at 23.07.16 18:23:21 by The hound Reply
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  • Beautiful by the Lions. My hat is off to them. This is what a SR final contender should look like. Pure class.

  • Comment 387, posted at 23.07.16 18:23:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 386) : Agreed. Looked every bit the part.

  • Comment 388, posted at 23.07.16 18:24:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 385) : Like

  • Comment 389, posted at 23.07.16 18:40:04 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 387) : They sure paid a massive price to finally get here….easy to look at the final product and say that we want our team to play like that, but are we willing to pay the price? ( The way we react after a humiliating loss, tells me that we’re not)

  • Comment 390, posted at 23.07.16 18:43:12 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 390) : … hopefully our road consists of a few shortcuts. ;)

  • Comment 391, posted at 23.07.16 18:45:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 390) : Yup. I’m happy for them. But I would like to see how we pick ourselves up after today.

  • Comment 392, posted at 23.07.16 18:45:51 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 391) : How?

  • Comment 393, posted at 23.07.16 18:46:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 390) : It depends, though. Do you see a flicker of hope for success in the way we played today or most of the season? At least the Lions seemed to have taken a leap of faith to play the NZ way and it took them a while, but they are getting there. The Sharks persist with a dumbass, typical SA kick and defend “plan” with zero creativity on attack and zero Plan B.

    That Combrinck try when Mapoe cut the line was genius. When last did a Sharks backline manage anything close from first phase?

  • Comment 394, posted at 23.07.16 18:48:36 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Well played Lions…

  • Comment 395, posted at 23.07.16 19:04:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Moving on to the Stormers: what sort of idiots create so much smoke BEFORE the kickoff. Daft! And I hate it when a crowd boos like this during kicks…we didn’t see that elsewhere…

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 393) : Only possible if our problems does not run as deep as those originally at the root of the Lions demise.

  • Comment 397, posted at 23.07.16 19:08:29 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 394) : Our ethos will have to change, the win-at-any-cost culture has brought us to our current impasse.

    Most successful teams seem to place far more emphasis on team and player well-being/character than game plan.

    Lions got the game plan side under Mitchell, but they were a far cry from the team we now see under Ackerman….these players also suffered with the union when things were tough, and they didn’t give up on each other back then.

    I believe their success now has far more to do with that, than the style they’re playing.

  • Comment 398, posted at 23.07.16 19:15:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Streamers, welcome to the NZ conference.

  • Comment 399, posted at 23.07.16 19:27:13 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Chiefs stretching away from the Stormers…3 tries to 1 in 25 minutes makes it 7-24…

  • Comment 400, posted at 23.07.16 19:28:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Just about all Chiefs here…

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  • 7-27 after 28 minutes…

  • Comment 402, posted at 23.07.16 19:31:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 400) : Let’s not forget, this is the team that drew with the Sunwolves.

  • Comment 403, posted at 23.07.16 19:35:18 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Chiefs score their fourth…

  • Comment 404, posted at 23.07.16 19:37:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • From this, I would surmise that the Sharks are actually SA’s second best team…more an indictment on SA rugby, than the Sharks being much good. Also shows how poor the bulls actually are, not getting to third from this very weak conference.

  • Comment 405, posted at 23.07.16 19:38:00 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 403) : At this rate, the Stormers are going to concede as many in one half at home as the Sharks did in the whole disastrous game this morning!!

  • Comment 406, posted at 23.07.16 19:39:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 405) : That actually all sounds about right…

  • Comment 407, posted at 23.07.16 19:40:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I suppose at least the Stormers are scoring…

  • Comment 408, posted at 23.07.16 19:41:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Chiefs are just waaaaay to good for the Stormers…wow, just look at that backline!!

  • Comment 409, posted at 23.07.16 20:01:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 14-39 after 45 minutes…

  • Comment 410, posted at 23.07.16 20:02:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Iam so loving this Chiefs team.

  • Comment 411, posted at 23.07.16 20:05:44 by The hound Reply
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  • This game strangely makes me feel slightly better about the Sharks loss…

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  • @The hound (Comment 411) : Beautiful to watch…just makes you want to adopt them!

  • Comment 413, posted at 23.07.16 20:18:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 413) : Yes Stormers are playing the totally wrong game,They are being exposed as a really shit team.

  • Comment 414, posted at 23.07.16 20:23:38 by The hound Reply
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  • The biggest difference is that the Chiefs first instincts to pass to a guy in a better position,Stormers only ever pass at last resort.

  • Comment 415, posted at 23.07.16 20:26:00 by The hound Reply
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  • Will the streamers remain the darlings of AC come Bok selection?

    Wisdom dictates: select most of the Lions, cherrie pick the rest from the 3 pretender unions, and contract Ackerman and Swys as lead consultants.

  • Comment 416, posted at 23.07.16 20:30:55 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Still 5 minutes to go and the stands are almost empty. The crowd has been streaming out for minutes…
    Ai, SA rugby…

  • Comment 417, posted at 23.07.16 20:36:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 50 up for the Chiefs…this thumping at home is at least as bad as the Sharks capitulation this morning. Thank the pope for the Lions…

  • Comment 418, posted at 23.07.16 20:38:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 21-53…

  • Comment 419, posted at 23.07.16 20:39:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Oh my word!!! Just magic from Damien McKenzie!!!! WOW…

  • Comment 420, posted at 23.07.16 20:40:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 60 points at home,sorry Nick Mallett,Sharks are not the worst S.A team today.

  • Comment 421, posted at 23.07.16 20:40:55 by The hound Reply
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  • Not one of the FIVE Stormers could take down the replacement scrummy…

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  • @The hound (Comment 421) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 423, posted at 23.07.16 20:42:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 418) : To me, it’s far worse…Sharks had to travel and face kiwi no.1.

    Streamers at home, against a travelled no.4 kiwi team, and conceded 60!! points.

  • Comment 424, posted at 23.07.16 20:42:13 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Final score: 21-60!!

  • Comment 425, posted at 23.07.16 20:42:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 421) : Let’s see whether Mallet musters the same amount of vitriol agaonst his beloved streamers, as he always seem to reserve for the Sharks.

  • Comment 426, posted at 23.07.16 20:44:33 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 426) : His comment today was that the Sharks didn’t deserve 0.

  • Comment 427, posted at 23.07.16 20:47:31 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 427) : Lovely, so another foot-in-mouth dish for Mallet to feast on tonight….he’s probably too thick to realise this, but it’s always fun when he’s made to look stupid.

    Streamers didn’t deserve to be on the rugby field.

  • Comment 428, posted at 23.07.16 20:50:03 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • ….and as expected, a shame faced Mallet with zero vitriol for his beloved team.

  • Comment 429, posted at 23.07.16 20:51:33 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 429) : …yet still finds time to disrespect the Sharks.

  • Comment 430, posted at 23.07.16 20:53:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Dear GT, please do us fans (and yourself) a huge favour, turn the Sharks around, and give Mallet a stinking pile of Shut-the-heck-up!!!!

  • Comment 431, posted at 23.07.16 20:58:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • So both Sharks and Stormers lost by 41 point margins, although I’m hard pressed to judge which team resembles more a stinking pile of horse excrement.
    I think it’s a tie! Congratulations Robbie Fleck and Gary Gold, you two share the crown of The Biggest Losers.

  • Comment 432, posted at 23.07.16 21:25:07 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • I wonder.if Marius louw will make the step up to the CC team. Still worried about centers. I think Lambie and Bosch will make a killer flyhalf and fullback set. I also wonder if keegan will stay for CC.

  • Comment 433, posted at 23.07.16 21:40:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I think SA has lost respect for the one competition that can prepare us for international SR the CC.

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 434) : SA rugby has lost respect full stop.

  • Comment 435, posted at 23.07.16 22:12:23 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 435) : Money acquisition through brown nosing to the government seem to be the prime objective of saru these days.

  • Comment 436, posted at 23.07.16 22:21:36 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • I guess Dan du Preez will be the one Du Preez not having nightmares involving Kiwi’s tonight.

  • Comment 437, posted at 23.07.16 22:33:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Jeepers, imagine taking 60 at your home ground. :oops:

  • Comment 438, posted at 23.07.16 22:35:31 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 438) : Proves that being a Sharks supporter is not so terrible after all….I won’t say we’re the second best team in SA, but definitely the least rubbish.

  • Comment 439, posted at 23.07.16 22:39:12 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 439) : Yep, I imagine PSdT was thinking along the lines of “glad I left the Sharks for the Stormers” at about 11.30 this morning.

  • Comment 440, posted at 23.07.16 22:57:48 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 440) : Ooh, a fleeting thought by about 19:15 tonight…sucks to be him.

  • Comment 441, posted at 23.07.16 23:15:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Chump-of-the-Season Finalists:

    Kan-nie Oosthuizen
    Limp Willie
    JayPanese Petersen
    Oldwa Ndungane
    Garth April-fool
    Michael Out-Claassens
    Sore Jordaan

    In contrast, the Hold-Your-Head-High finalists:

    Philip vd Walt
    Du Preez twins
    Keegan Daniel
    Adriaanse
    Franco Marais

    Conclusion: forwards are in a good space, backline not so much…

  • Comment 442, posted at 24.07.16 07:13:17 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • Well that was a shit game. And to the people who say we got lucky to get to the playoffs due to the conference system, fuck off. We had a crap draw, brutal tour, played the Nz teams and finished 8th on points on combined log. We deserved to be there. And honestly, firing gold with a year left on his contract when we just had to recapitalise? Paying him a few million cancellation is just stupid. Let teich settle, sort out the behind the scenes stuff, maybe give Rob a run as head coach and let GG deal with overall strategy.

    It was a horrid year, but we made it to the knockouts. So im pretty happy with the return. The guys were done after 60 minutes, out on their feet after a long year and only arriving in Nz on the Thursday before the match was braindead planning from sanzaar.

  • Comment 443, posted at 24.07.16 08:20:30 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • @Dragnipur (Comment 443) : Sharks should have finished above streamers and brumbles…

    This competition needs a 2 tier system: top 8 plays home and away against each other, bottom 8 plays shield competition.

    Keep the play-offs competitive. Semi finals for top tier, semi finals for bottom tier.

  • Comment 444, posted at 24.07.16 08:32:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Dragnipur (Comment 443) : I agree firing Gold and paying him out a golden handshake would be stupid ,and he is never going to do the decent thing and resign.
    Teich must do the game of rugby a favour and keep Gold employed but away fro anything to do with rugby in Natal.The toilets at KP are in a sorry state and there are also broken seats that need replacing , a host of menial tasks that can utilise his talents and keep him away from rugby,

  • Comment 445, posted at 24.07.16 08:38:47 by The hound Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 436) : Yes. Last night I decided to end my Sky sub, which I have almost solely to watch SA rugby. I’ve had it with the unprofessionalism, incompetence, political interference and lack of vision.

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  • @The hound (Comment 445) : :lol:

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  • I still feel Sharks Rugby is on the up and we going to have a solid 4-5 year period, provided we hang on to our talent. I remember last year, a very young Sharks u21 side beat the Lions twice, the Lions pack happened to contain players such as Dillon Smit, Ruan Ackermann and Cyle Brink and in the backs was a certain Johan Janse Van Rensburg, all now playing super rugby and shining.

    My point is this, this years u21 group 95% the same as last years are very powerful and can go on to become a force in Sharks rugby – I can tell you this right now, the following players are going to become Sharks Greats, again, if we keep them – Schramm, J Du Toit, I Radebe, M Louw and then the guys who have already stepped up – H Andrews, Both Twins, T Du Toit and then lets see how Bosch progresses – these kids named above are the real deal and all need to be looked after well, not one of these players mentioned should be lost by the Sharks, they will become greats in the black and white, mark my words.

  • Comment 448, posted at 24.07.16 15:36:50 by Vonno13 Reply
     
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 448) : And Nkosi. He looks like a typical NZ winger.

  • Comment 449, posted at 24.07.16 17:09:47 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Vonno13 (Comment 448) : I have to say, Bosch was the difference yesterday between the Sharks getting hammered by 50+. His kicking game is THE key ingredient to CC success this year, and he bring tons of energy.

    I do agree with you, minor tweaks from GT will see the Sharks become a force. The Sharks sucker inside of me can’t wait for CC to start.

  • Comment 450, posted at 24.07.16 17:56:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Vonno13 (Comment 448) : @Hulk (Comment 449) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 450) : my major concern is losing top players like Jordaan. It is getting harder to keep top players and every year is almost a rebuilding of the team.

  • Comment 451, posted at 24.07.16 21:46:44 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 451) : Which is why focus has to shift away from individuals to team – big reason behind Lions success: team made the players, not the players that made the team.

  • Comment 452, posted at 24.07.16 22:15:36 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 452) : Sorry to say but this will not happen with our all or nothing coach. He will not build depth by always fielding the strongest players no matter how inconsequential the opponent or game may be. He is either way too afraid of a loss or too stupid to understand contingency planning.

  • Comment 453, posted at 25.07.16 07:06:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Rob, any chance of a list of all the okes leaving? Might as Well start building our dream cc team.

    15. Curwin
    14. Sitole
    13. Am?
    12. Esterhuizen
    11. Mvovo
    10. Pat
    9. Reinach?
    8. Vd Walt
    7. Du preez
    6. Du preez
    5. Lewies
    4. Botha
    3. Adriaanse
    2. Chilli
    1. Thomas the tank.

  • Comment 454, posted at 25.07.16 07:23:48 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • So what was the final score?

  • Comment 455, posted at 25.07.16 07:47:31 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 453) : From what I hear, Gold will be DoR’ing from here on out, with du Preez taking the head coach reigns for CC (and hopefully SR next year).

  • Comment 456, posted at 25.07.16 08:02:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 456) : I hope your hearing is correct!!!! Maybe now sign Small………….. James Small!!!

  • Comment 457, posted at 25.07.16 08:41:33 by JD Reply
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  • @Dragnipur (Comment 454) : I’m sure Mvovo and Pat will be with Bokke.

  • Comment 458, posted at 25.07.16 08:43:52 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 457) : Let’s hope GT can make that happen, we need his harre-gat nature to rub off on the team….the boys are far too easily intimidated.

  • Comment 459, posted at 25.07.16 08:46:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 458) : Well, another wing then, curwin at 10 and April at 15

  • Comment 460, posted at 25.07.16 08:55:01 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 458) : Pat yes, Mvov’s I doubt, on this seasons form.

  • Comment 461, posted at 25.07.16 08:59:13 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 446) : :lol: seems like you have done the right thing if what I read in Rapport is correct – Allister Coetzee is sending the back line coach to get mentored by Swys de Bruin and Robbie Fleck because they are the teams that will be providing the bulk of the Boks backline players. Now if this isnt loopy I dont know – firstly the Bok coach should be mentoring the franchise coach and not the other way around and secondly if Coetzee thinks Stcik can learn anything from Fleck then you are better served watching me coach Man U.

  • Comment 462, posted at 25.07.16 09:05:23 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Oh, and while Im having a gripe at AC….thanks for stuffing up Garth April, its not appreciated.

  • Comment 463, posted at 25.07.16 09:06:53 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Some very interesting comments here after the bad loss on Saturday. Got to give the Canes credit as they really are playing well at the moment and their 9/10 combo must be very close to the best combo in the world currently. People are raving about the Lions and some even suggesting they are doing something magical up there in Jhb. The Lions are not doing anything exceptional…the poor state of the other SA teams make them look that much better. They are just as ft and well conditioned as the NZ sides hence they are able to execute at pace and accurately over the course of the game. They are the only SA side to play with a bit of passion and its that Sa passion thats often been the difference between Sa and NZ sides. So where to for the Sharks, Stormers, Bulls, Cheetahs…get a lot fitter and more explosive and execute accurately and at pace. No need to pull rabbits out of hats.

  • Comment 464, posted at 25.07.16 09:28:01 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 464) : One question everyone and Nick Mallet seems to be forgetting, how long did it take the Lions to get here, and how low did they go before the results started coming?

    They didn’t just magically decide during 2016 pre-season that they are going to play ‘NZ-rugby’, they have been building up to this for more than 5 years, but everyone else is now expected to just flip a switch and be as good by next week

  • Comment 465, posted at 25.07.16 09:43:25 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 465) : No 100%- and Swys De Bruin said that in an interview. He said this has been a good few years in the building and it took a long while to break bad habits and get fit enough etc….and they could lay that platform away from very competitive rugby. So yes trying to achieve this during a very competitive results driven season is a very different matter. Lets also not forget that Swys was involved in KZN rugby for a long time and didnt exactly produce teams of any great stature…so also good to remember that it takes more than 1 good ingredient to make a great cake.

  • Comment 466, posted at 25.07.16 09:54:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 465) : I hear you, but why does a team have to reach rock bottom to have to build it into something special. All the other teams were well ahead of the Lions, it should have been much easier for them to tweak a few things here and there to get to where the Lions are now.

    The same should apply for a rugby union, no need to dig up the foundation if you want to renovate the top floor. :twisted:

  • Comment 467, posted at 25.07.16 09:57:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 467) : Well our ‘foundation’ of the past few seasons is currently spread across Europe.

    I don’t think any team in the world will be able to play consistent winning rugby after losing the amount of big names we have in the past 2 seasons. Sometimes you have no choice but to start from rock bottom

  • Comment 468, posted at 25.07.16 10:04:49 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 462) : Was decision made before or after the quarter final at Newlands? :shock:

  • Comment 469, posted at 25.07.16 10:06:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 466) : Thats why I am defending GG at the moment.Everyone seems to put the blame for a not so good season squarely on him while he was not the only person contributing to our play style and commitment on the field, the players have to take some responsibility too and so does the management with all the off field attraction they’ve received the last couple of months. While I believe we do need a better coach very soon and that GG should leave after his contract expires, we still can’t blame everything on one guy. The commitment or lack of it displayed by the players on Saturday was very embarrassing and they should take sole responsibility for that. I was disgusted by the Sharks players attitudes.

  • Comment 470, posted at 25.07.16 10:09:43 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 470) : Look Gold has made mistakes no doubt about that- every coach does. The Sharks showed in the opening stages of both last week and even against the Canes that they can play some good rugby…surely that is on Gold instruction- so a bit of credit for that. So yes perhaps a change in coach may help…but a coach cant catch the ball for a player, cant tackle for a player. cant pass for the player and cant think for the player while he is on the field. In SA we love to lay blame (and we pretty good at it)….what we arent so good at it is finding realistic solutions to the problems we have.

  • Comment 471, posted at 25.07.16 10:16:17 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 469) : Presumably before as it was in yesterdays paper but tying into that is that in Fridays paper Stephen Nel wrote that the fact that the Sharks were playing a play off game showed how flawed this competition is, I agree with him but at the same time he had no problem with the Stormers winning their conference, playing only Aus sides and having a home play off game. Now if that result of the Stormers doesnt really point out how flawed the structure of the compwetition is then I dont know what will.

  • Comment 472, posted at 25.07.16 10:25:36 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 467) : We’re having to build the mall of Africa, with the Voortrekker monument as the base structure – best solution is to either stick with the monument (and the income it generates), or demolish and suffer through the initial construction to end up with a money spinning success machine.

    Can’t build Windows 7/8.1/10 on Display architecture….plenty real world examples where the existing old has to make way for the new. :)

  • Comment 473, posted at 25.07.16 10:28:38 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 464) : The Kiwi and Lions players definitely seems to play with a lot more power and speed – the ease with which Ardie Savea monstered a much heavier Beast off the ball at a ruck is just a point in case.

    Canes 9 mostly passed to players hitting the ball at speed – our nines passes to a standing player behind the gain line.

  • Comment 474, posted at 25.07.16 10:33:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 472) : These streamers guys were awfully quick to lambaste the Sharks, yet after the 60point humiliation the streamers suffered, they blamed everything by the streamers….these guys drew with the Sunwolves, hardly the format’s fault that the streamers suck so bad

  • Comment 475, posted at 25.07.16 10:44:05 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 473) : *Dos architecture (stupid autocorrect)????

  • Comment 476, posted at 25.07.16 10:45:26 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 474) : Improved fitness and conditioning has many knock on effects…you can play for longer at a higher tempo. There is more oxygen going to the brain allowing the player to make better decisions. Players are able to get off the ground faster and therefore able to hit more rucks and be in a position to carry more ball thus allowing a more ball in hand approach. Being more explosive/powerful allows players to break/fight tackles and also make bigger and more influential hits on defense.

  • Comment 477, posted at 25.07.16 10:50:13 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 461) : but we know in SA players are pick on reputation and not form!!! So Mvovo will be there!!!

  • Comment 478, posted at 25.07.16 11:55:30 by JD Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 473) : So you are saying Teich is now a happier person than he would have been if he took over when Smittie did, because things are so much better now….staff, coaches, finances, spirit, experience, teams, etc etc.

    Pull the other one.

  • Comment 479, posted at 25.07.16 12:07:31 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 479) : I’m happy GT takes over after Smit fired the dead wood – just because said dead wood now performs at the Lions, still doesn’t make them the right fit for the Sharks – they sure never achieved more than the odd play-offs and odd big signing here and there (butchered a fair few signings too).

  • Comment 480, posted at 25.07.16 13:22:33 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • So now that the Sharks charge in Super rugby is over…and well who really cares about the CC (I see we play the Pumas in Nelspruit first) who wants to place a bet on Teichman’s first player signing? Ps. who was John Smit’s first player signing?

  • Comment 481, posted at 25.07.16 13:28:05 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 481) : How much say would a CEO normally have in player acquisition?

    I know Smit did, but he served dual CEO/recruitment role…not really standard for a CEO in my opinion.

  • Comment 482, posted at 25.07.16 13:53:10 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 480) : Smit firing the “dead wood” eventually got his ass fired.

  • Comment 483, posted at 25.07.16 14:01:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 482) : Im sure he would have the last sign off but dont foresee a CEO being actively involved in recruitment. I would assume someone would be given the mandate to fulfill certain teams needs based on what the coaches have indicated. Those recruitment guy/s would then prepare reports on possible players….the coaches would indicate good targets from those reports…someone financial would then indicate the possible budget to lure them. And then the CEO would make the final sign off.

  • Comment 484, posted at 25.07.16 14:03:03 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 462) : Fleck is apparently planning to go spend time with Eddie Jones to learn. AC should rather send Stick to be mentored by Eddie too.

  • Comment 485, posted at 25.07.16 14:10:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 485) : Agreed, but how stuffed up is it that the national coach has to go and get mentored by the franchise coaches who he will then later have to tell what they should be doing. Its just crazy.

  • Comment 486, posted at 25.07.16 14:49:21 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 486) : Agreed.

  • Comment 487, posted at 25.07.16 15:00:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 483) : He was on the same 3 year contract as GT has been signed, so just not renewed.

    Just because Smit didn’t work out, does net mean his predecessor with his merry men was the answer – judging by results, they clearly weren’t.

  • Comment 488, posted at 25.07.16 16:14:00 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 488) : Well to me there has been a palpable difference in nearly all things to do with the Sharks team – spirit, admin, players, coaches etc etc in the last 3 years than was previously the case, and bar for the initial euphoria and hope that Smitties signing brought it has not been for the better. Im sure you see it differently though.

  • Comment 489, posted at 25.07.16 16:42:59 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 489) : Plenty of rumours did the rounds of player rift and staff unhappiness – honestly, the past wasn’t as rosy as your selective memory have you believing.

  • Comment 490, posted at 25.07.16 18:02:29 by FireTheLooser Reply

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