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Inny starts at ten


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 10 Aug 2016 at 13:45
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Robert du Preez has made six changes – two of which are positional – to the team that tasted victory over the Pumas last week as he names his team for Friday’s second-round Currie Cup match against Griquas.

Du Preez has opted to start with the backline combination that finished last week’s match, handing impressive Inny-Christian Radebe the flyhalf shirt, while switching Curwin Bosch to the last line of defence. Stefan Ungerer starts for Michael Claassens in the other backline change, leaving the three-quarter line of S’bura Sithole, Andre Esterhuizen, Lukhanyo Am and Neil Maritz intact.

Up front, changes have been forced through the call-up of Lourens Adriaanse to the Springbok squad and a slight injury concern to Jean-Luc du Preez. Thomas du Toit starts at tighthead, in a straight swap for Adriaanse, while a back row reshuffle sees Tera Mtembu come in at number 8, with Philip van der Walt shifting to blindside flank.

Currie Cup newcomer Johnny Meyer makes his way into the squad as prop cover, with Jean Deysel returning to provide a back row option. Heimar Williams has been bracketed with Odwa Ndungane (the latter in doubt due to a hamstring strain), while Rhyno Smith has been cleared to play for the Sharks and takes his place in the match 22 for the first time.

Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Neil Maritz, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 S’bura Sithole, 10 Inny-Christian Radebe, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Philip van der Walt, 6 Keegan Daniel (capt), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Dale Chadwick
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 Ruan Botha, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Odwa Ndungane/Heimar Williams, 22 Rhyno Smith



78 Comments

  • Nice :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 10.08.16 13:48:43 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I like the look of the backline…they will make mistakes but hope they play with pace and intent and learn from mistakes. Still a very good forward combo, lots of bulk on the bench too. I cant help but think Odwa is now really surplus to requirements at the Sharks. April still in the naughty bin?

  • Comment 2, posted at 10.08.16 13:51:31 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Seems like Garth Aprils tardiness is hurting him….you snooze, you lose.

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.08.16 13:57:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I like…

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.08.16 14:01:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Really like that team, would love to see it for the rest of the comp

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.08.16 14:06:46 by Tintin Reply

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  • Looking forward to the game. Should be a good one.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.08.16 14:13:11 by Ben Reply
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  • Glad to see RdP backing the backline that performed last week.

    @SheldonK (Comment 2) : Perhaps April is out because the guys who played performed and he is seen more as a FH who can play FB, opposed to Smith who is a FB and he’s covering that position this week?

    As for Odwa, I thank him for his service but we can not keep selecting him when there are more explosive options available. If it’s pouring with rain and we are expecting a highball onslaught Odwa is your man, if not then he needs to be in the setup as a mentor.

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.08.16 14:14:03 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 7) : Think its perhaps a bit tough on April to select the newbie Smith over him…perhaps DuPreez doesnt rate April. Think both April and SMith could cover the bench…especially with that starting backline.

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.08.16 14:18:30 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) : @SheldonK (Comment 8) : well both Bosch and Inny had very good games so he will have to do something special to get back into the team!

  • Comment 9, posted at 10.08.16 14:44:52 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 9) : Yeh Bosch and Inny in the starting team for sure after last week. I just expected April to be named on the bench…

  • Comment 10, posted at 10.08.16 14:46:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • I’m glad Inny is getting his shot, he really impressed me when he came on last week.

  • Comment 11, posted at 10.08.16 14:56:00 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • Two weeks into the Currie Cup, and already I can’t wait for team announcements. And on top of that, I actually look forward to the games.

    Who’d have thought it?

    @KingRiaan (Comment 11) : Me too! He just looked incredibly comfortable on the ball; really hoping he can build on that, because heaven only knows whether we’re ever going to see Pat again…

  • Comment 12, posted at 10.08.16 15:01:00 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 12) : I have to say, I’m glad that they were patient with his development and didn’t push him into higher playing levels as he seems so comfortable. But the true test will be for him against the Bulls and WP on their home fields in front of their crowds.

  • Comment 13, posted at 10.08.16 15:03:30 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 13) : Now to do the same with Curwin

  • Comment 14, posted at 10.08.16 15:13:25 by Culling Song Reply
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  • I’m most happy that Ungerer gets to start. Claasens has been horrible since the SR break.

  • Comment 15, posted at 10.08.16 15:26:15 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 10) : ja think he might have to work hard for a place in the match day squad.

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.08.16 15:32:36 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 16) : Tough call that on a guy that was the no.1 flyhalf during super rugby pretty much. If its a discipline thing then i hope DuPreez is consistent with it and others

  • Comment 17, posted at 10.08.16 15:35:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 17) : Garth April, the Wally Pipp of Rugby. Wally Pipp was the first baseman for the New York Yankees baseball team from 1917 to 1225 where they won the pennant three times and the world series once, in 1925, he was disciplined by sitting out a game, Lou Gehrig started that game in his place and never gave the position up for the next 2130 consecutive games. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 18, posted at 10.08.16 15:53:42 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 18) : Yeh look i think comparing Radebe to Lou Gehrig is perhaps pushing it a bit. But i am all for a guy taking his chance and then guys having to win back their place…but it can get tricky.

  • Comment 19, posted at 10.08.16 16:02:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 19) : I know, I was playing with a hyperbole. But hey, Inny is a great talent, and young, he could certainly develop into a long term top level 10 for the Sharks and even Boks, we can hope. While Lambie’s concussion problems are extremely concerning, I have done some research on the matter, and I believe if this happened 2 years ago, Lambie would have taken only a week or two off, the protocols and analysis techniques have developed exponentially in the past couple of years. They compare catscans from before to currently and any slight abnormality or change is considered a lingering symptom. I am sure Pat feels pretty much 100% both physically and mentally and must be so frustrated to not be able to take any sort of contact training. He is running and gym now. The time out for concussion in 2016 in rugby is so much longer than any season previously. Dylan Hartley was out for 6 weeks early in their season due to concussion, he then was stretchered off with 12 minutes to go in the French test, again with concussion, facing much the same as Lambie is now. It is wonderful we have the technical ability to detect even the most minute symptom, but it will end up with much more time out for players, and I am sure many early retirements. Of course the long term health of the individual should always be top priority, so this is definitely a net benefit to the game.

  • Comment 20, posted at 10.08.16 16:16:09 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 17) : Yeah, lets hope its a case of “done and dusted now lets move on”. Lets also remember that RdP knows Rhyno Smit from Potch days and he is probably at the Sharks because of RdP in the first place so he presumably rates him.

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.08.16 16:19:35 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I like the look of this team and the changes that have been made seem to be on merit.

    I don’t agree with some of the earlier comments about Odwa, I really think he is still a huge asset to this side, and he proves it week in and week out, especially now that we are trying to blood some youngsters coming through into CC, a calm experienced head among these is indispensable.

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.08.16 16:20:31 by stevovo Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 20) : Look i agree about Radebe but he needs to stay consistently fit to mount any serious challenge. In terms of Lambie…i havnt heard in a week or so but just over a week ago he was still getting headaches just randomly during the day so think he is still very much a serious concern. He has probably been cleared for light work in an attempt to see what symptoms that creates. Taking chances with head injuries is very risky business so im glad they are being thorough.

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.08.16 16:20:50 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 18) : Not only Wally Pipp but also Benjamin Button, or is it Marty McFly. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.08.16 16:27:52 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 21) : Here’s the thing Salmo, I imagine that April is at a pretty low point right now. He was flying, got on the Bok squad, and then about everything that could conspire to go against him did. He did pretty well with the Sharks, but not nearly what we saw from him earlier. Then along with his teammates get destroyed in the quarters by the eventual tourny winners. I would imagine he has very little confidence, and hence not enjoying his rugby very much, probably acting out with some self destructive behaviour. I just wonder if DuPreez might not have had a sit down with him and perhaps told him to get a few games under his belt at club level, just to regain his confidence. If that is properly communicated, then it is possible to see him later on, back to where he was on that golden run mid season.

    Do not take any thing I post as fact, I am merely contemplating, and basically just making up my own stories…. :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.08.16 16:28:03 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 23) : Fully with you there. By the way, did you see the two knocks Hartley took? I don’t particularly like his attitude, but he is an extremely tough, strong player, and he was laid out cold both times, the combined speed and strength of the modern day rugby player is resulting in some extremely extreme collisions, often not even on purpose.

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.08.16 16:40:33 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 25) : And if I were his coach, that is what I would do. ;-)

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.08.16 16:42:21 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 25) : I think you pretty much nailed it – also hope that he is properly supported to help him get back to the player that he can be. I make up a lot of my own stories.Its fun. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.08.16 17:18:03 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 2) : Just met Odwas uncle here in the Cape, he reckons Odwa still has many years of good rugby in him. :lol:

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.08.16 17:19:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 20) : Uncle, how are you?

    I saw Inny play for the first time a few years ago. In the Varsity Cup (I think), he’s going to be a superstar.

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.08.16 17:35:07 by Ben Reply
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  • :cool: Good Team! Cannot Wait for the Match

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.08.16 17:46:11 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 30) : Good to see you Nephew! Doing OK here, and you, all good I hope? I think that the way Inny’s rugby career has been managed so far is spot on, he seems very comfortable at CC level, and can only get better from here. Great that DuPreez is now backing him at 10 with Bosch at 15, especially with Smith back, whom DuPreez knows well.

  • Comment 32, posted at 10.08.16 18:08:26 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 28) : I think the key when communicating with the player is to emphasize the point you expect to see him back starting with the Sharks in a few weeks, that makes the stint at club level a positive step with something to look forward to.

  • Comment 33, posted at 10.08.16 18:12:38 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 20) : Patrick injury must be seen in the context of the last two serious injuries that kept him out last year ,broken jaw and severe neck injuries ,that is three injuries above the shouldersi in a very short time.
    I f he was my kid there would be no more rugby for him,or I’d encourage him to find a second career in sevens,where he has little bit more space to protect himself from the head shots he keeps on taking.
    With his brain and courage and his natural skill fantastic step and accelerationhe would make a fantastic sevens player

  • Comment 34, posted at 10.08.16 18:13:27 by The hound Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 32) : No complaints on my side. Thanks for asking. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 10.08.16 18:13:44 by Ben Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 34) : Look I agree, I made it clear that the future health of the individual must always be of primary concern. Nothing is more important, while it is a high paying profession, it is still only a sport. A guy like Lambie will do fine in most any career he chooses, maybe pro surfing??? ;-)

  • Comment 36, posted at 10.08.16 19:04:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 36) : I think I once heard that he got 4 or 5 A’s in his matric exams,he s nobody s fool,
    was a great cricketer as a schoolboy.

  • Comment 37, posted at 10.08.16 19:11:10 by The hound Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 12) : The WP-Bulls and the Sharks-Pumas games already made me more excited than some of the SR games we played. Much more energy and flair. Looking forward to the weekend.

  • Comment 38, posted at 10.08.16 19:31:48 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 30) : Varsity Shield?

  • Comment 39, posted at 10.08.16 19:42:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 38) : ja same here especially after the Sharks game.

  • Comment 40, posted at 10.08.16 20:00:33 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 29) : by the same token, my gran cannot understand how it is that I’m not starting for the Springboks :)

  • Comment 41, posted at 10.08.16 20:18:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 34) : Interesting thought regarding Lambie and 7s (i agree with you that i was advising him im not sure i would be pushing him back into 15s). Lambie is still fairly young…could possibly be 7s captain at next Olympics. I dont think he will move in that direction though…i can possible see a move to the UK after rugby to link up with family there

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.08.16 07:57:39 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : Your gran and Odwa’s uncle must have the same criteria for quality players then….

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.08.16 07:58:29 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.08.16 08:24:05 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 43) : precisely my point :)

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.08.16 09:40:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • Looking forward to this game, should be a cracker!!!

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.08.16 10:07:51 by Vonno13 Reply
     
  • @Vonno13 (Comment 46) : Inny Radebe vs the abrasive Clinton Swart could be interesting…Inny could give him the run around

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.08.16 10:33:53 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 47) : The Kwas pretty much dominated the qualifiers. It’s going to be very interesting to see if they can maintain that momentum in the CC proper.

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.08.16 10:43:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 48) : Indeed…but WP were also good in the qualifiers but got put to the sword by a fairly average Bulls team with some experience. So interesting to see what level Griquas are really at. They will be disruptive up front and rely on attacking turnovers

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.08.16 10:49:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Vonno13 (Comment 46) : @SheldonK (Comment 47) : @vanmartin (Comment 48) : somehow the Kwas always manage to make it difficult for the Sharks so ja I this it’s going to be hard game! Hope the Sharks forwards can step up like they did against the Pumas!!!

  • Comment 50, posted at 11.08.16 11:36:18 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 50) : The reason they make it difficult is because the harks create a lot of rucks when they attack and the Kwas attack those with everything they have and become very disruptive (even if not always 100% legal). They then look to counter attack the sharks from the scrappy ball we produce at rucks etc. If the Sharks forwards can produce the goods again i think this could be an easy win, if not well could be tight and ugly

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.08.16 11:40:31 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Interested to see what the u21 team looks like for this week…

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.08.16 12:30:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 51) : think you’re spot on! Hope Sharks can be dominant up front so the backs can show us what they can do.

  • Comment 53, posted at 11.08.16 12:40:17 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 39) : Must have been, yes.

  • Comment 54, posted at 11.08.16 15:03:40 by Ben Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) : You would think a guy who is on shaky ground would not do things to further annoy the powers that be. I mean if you were a superstar game winner you can pull that off. Maybe. But as it is he needs do everything he can to not lose a spot to radebe bosch or whatshisname from leopards. Hmm some okes like tempting fate.

  • Comment 55, posted at 11.08.16 18:51:48 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 19) : Well if Lambo gets better and has to play only cc with Radebe as backup. He will have lost flyhalf for this year for sure. I hen at fullback bosch will probably be preferred so….

  • Comment 56, posted at 11.08.16 18:54:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Anyone watching the blitsbokke? Need a score update…

  • Comment 57, posted at 11.08.16 20:06:30 by HeinF Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 57) : We lost to GB in the semi final. 5 points to 7.

  • Comment 58, posted at 11.08.16 20:23:40 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 58) : Sorry to say, but they deserved to lose. Had plenty of opportunities to put GB away in the first half.

  • Comment 59, posted at 11.08.16 20:27:19 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 59) : We lost the game the Poms never won it. very disappointed in the 15 ‘s players roped in for this tournament,de Jong,Kolbe,Houghaard,most of all seriously gutted that we lost to fucken pommies.
    One consolation Fiji are going to whip these Pomms arses.

  • Comment 60, posted at 11.08.16 20:33:45 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 60) : Let’s hope so. Agree the 15′s “stars” didn’t add any value, but one of my favourites, Kwagga, fucked it up for us by ignoring a massive overlap to the right for a walk-in score in the first half.

    I wouldn’t mind the Japs taking bronze over these posers.

  • Comment 61, posted at 11.08.16 20:42:18 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Worst advert for 7s rugby. Probably the slowest game I’ve ever seen. Combined with that some really inconsistent and poor refereeing.

    We gave the game away but england certainly did not watch it

  • Comment 62, posted at 11.08.16 20:46:50 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 62) : The ref was shit, but that’s no excuse.

  • Comment 63, posted at 11.08.16 20:52:45 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 63) : We were shit,,pity Seanalto was hurt.

  • Comment 64, posted at 11.08.16 20:54:21 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 64) : I agree. Senatla’s speed was missed big time.

  • Comment 65, posted at 11.08.16 20:57:49 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 59) : Too many 15′s players in the team. That forward pass from Juan de Jongh, wtf!

  • Comment 66, posted at 11.08.16 21:02:11 by Ben Reply
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  • how shit is Juan de Jongh? Oh my sack….

  • Comment 67, posted at 11.08.16 21:43:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 67) : And he’s a Bok again…sigh…

  • Comment 68, posted at 11.08.16 21:52:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 68) : Can’t wrap my head around that. What the hell has he done all season to warrant selection? AC is heading down HM’s route of the buddy-buddy selection system. Can’t believe Janse van
    Rensburg was omitted either.

  • Comment 69, posted at 12.08.16 07:56:46 by Quintin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 67) : @pastorshark (Comment 68) : @Quintin (Comment 69) : just remember he’s playing next to the best 12 in the country so as a combination they’re the best in the country……. NOT!!!!!! Going to be a long Rugby Championship!!!!

  • Comment 70, posted at 12.08.16 08:01:52 by JD Reply
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  • In regards to the 7s you have to give massive credit to Fiji. They have been the best team all year and fully deserve the Gold Medal- their country’s first olympic medal ever i believe. Biltzboks did well to get 3rd as i think there were better sides…not sure about Neil Powells selections during these games.

  • Comment 71, posted at 12.08.16 08:02:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 70) : I just think it’s very unfair to Rohan, he has been the best SA 12 in the SR by miles and he doesn’t get selected because of AC’s clear Streamer favoritism. Same goes for Mbonambi, Scarra and Kolisi. We have much better to offer atm in those positions. At least Marx is in the squad, can’t see him taking Strauss’s spot though :roll: Springbok rugby is becoming very frustrating to watch and to follow.

  • Comment 72, posted at 12.08.16 08:19:52 by Quintin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 67) : Thank you! I thought it was only me that saw how shit he was last night, almost single handedly cost us the game.

  • Comment 73, posted at 12.08.16 08:43:08 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 72) : for sure I can’t see how a couple of players made the squad!?!?! Let’s see how his match 23 looks but somehow I think it’s going to be a long Rugby Championship!!!

  • Comment 74, posted at 12.08.16 08:59:48 by JD Reply
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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 73) : think all could see it even blind people!!!

  • Comment 75, posted at 12.08.16 09:01:22 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 75) : Anther thing blind people could see were the shocking track suits worn by the South African Olympic team they look like they are factory rejects bought out of a skip in Hong Kong back streets.Straight out of a 80′s Abba movie.
    Seriously what moron was responsible for that even Kazakhistan looked better,even North Korea.

  • Comment 76, posted at 12.08.16 12:13:15 by The hound Reply
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  • I thought this might interest Sharks fans (interesting article):

    “After much worry and speculation over the health of Pat Lambie, who suffered a concussion eight weeks ago, Sharks doctor Alan Kourie has declared he is concussion free, and has been for sometime now.

    However, it now seems as though those headaches, or migraines, were not related to concussion at all, and were rather part of the post concussion syndrome.”
    http://www.iol.co.za/sport/rugby/lambie-no-longer-suffering-from-concussion-2056266

  • Comment 77, posted at 12.08.16 12:49:18 by Baylion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 76) : Presumably the same moron that issued the SA team with crocs at the Beijing Olympics

  • Comment 78, posted at 12.08.16 12:51:08 by Culling Song Reply
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