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Super Rugby 2017: Cheetahs v Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 25 Mar 2017 at 16:00
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Kick-off time at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein is at 17h15 for these two sides, both seeking redemption after disappointing in their previous outings.

Will Rob du Preez have the last laugh here, or will Franco Smith have a plan up his sleeve to frustrate the Harks, seeking a fourth successive victory?

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Nico Lee, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Teboho Mohoje, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Justin Basson, 3 Johan Coetzee, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Ox Nche.
Replacements: 16 Elandré Huggett, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Carl Wegner, 20 Niell Jordaan, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Ryno Benjamin/Clinton Swart.

Sharks: 15 Clément Poitrenaud, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo (vice captain), 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Tera Mtembu (captain), 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Daniel du Preez, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Garth April.



235 Comments

  • Good start by the Sharks! Excellent phases set up a few chances. They went behind 3-0 but just scored a lovely try through Mvovo to now lead 3-7…

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.03.17 17:24:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wonderful steal at the breakdown by EO. That’s why he’s back…

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.03.17 17:25:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 3-7 after the 10 minutes…

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.03.17 17:25:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good turnover by Ettas

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.03.17 17:26:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Much better play by Reinach…no kicking so far and pretty good service…

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.03.17 17:26:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks just guilty of too many turnovers

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.03.17 17:26:55 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 4) : Excellent…

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.03.17 17:27:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 6) : Though that was a knock on as opposed to a turnover… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.03.17 17:27:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great defence of the maul there…

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.03.17 17:29:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another great turnover by AE…

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.03.17 17:29:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bosch nails a penalty…3-10 after 16 mins…

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.03.17 17:31:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Shocker of a kick by Reinach…out directly…

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.03.17 17:32:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • More good defence, this time by Botha and it is a maul turnover…

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.03.17 17:33:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lineouts good so far…

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.03.17 17:36:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Some more good work by the backline leads to a penalty to the Sharks…

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.03.17 17:37:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks turn down an easy three points to kick to the corner…

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.03.17 17:37:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another penalty…if Reinach had dummied there he was through…

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.03.17 17:38:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Kick to the corner again…

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.03.17 17:38:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks knock it in the maul…and now handbags!

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.03.17 17:39:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 3-10 after 23 mins…golden opportunity lost there…

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.03.17 17:40:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Oupa gets a yellow for another niggly high tackle…

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.03.17 17:40:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • So much for the Sharks whingeing about Peyper’s impartiality! :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.03.17 17:42:02 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Sharks go to the corner again…

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.03.17 17:42:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This time they score after 12 phases…well done! The other wing, Kobus van Wyk, is in…

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.03.17 17:42:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Forwards creating good momentum and then let it go to the wing.

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.03.17 17:43:47 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 22) : I always said he’s the BEST ref in the world! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.03.17 17:43:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Conversion is wide and it is 3-15 after 28 mins…

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.03.17 17:45:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Venter is a quality player and scores the Tjietas first

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.03.17 17:45:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Oh dear…poor mistake at the kick off receive gives the Cheetahs a scrum…and then poor defence by the Sharks let’s Venter waltz through…damn!

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.03.17 17:46:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 15-10

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.03.17 17:46:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 10-15 after 30 mins…

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.03.17 17:46:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good stuff by the Sharks is spoiled by a handling error…sigh…

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.03.17 17:47:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Beast penalised for the second time in the scrum…

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.03.17 17:49:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Cheetahs tightehead’s bind slipped…rough call on Beast…

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.03.17 17:50:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 22) : Now Peyper is the worst ref in the world… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 25.03.17 17:51:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 35) : Now he is definitely the worst

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.03.17 17:53:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sjoe…that was a really, really tough call on Coenie by Peyper…TMO said no yellow, Peyper gives yellow…

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.03.17 17:53:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 15-12

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.03.17 17:54:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 22) : Well tmo says just a penalty no card, so no sharks hate there buddy

  • Comment 39, posted at 25.03.17 17:54:14 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Great unbiased decision from the ‘lawyer”from Bloom,Toilet Peyper

  • Comment 40, posted at 25.03.17 17:54:15 by The hound Reply
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  • Zeilinga gets the penalty and it is 13-15 after 35 mins…

  • Comment 41, posted at 25.03.17 17:54:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • What absolute bullshit by Peyper!! Cheetahs get a warning for far worse, Coenie gets a straight card

  • Comment 42, posted at 25.03.17 17:55:25 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Another knock by our backs…that was a bit ponderous…

  • Comment 43, posted at 25.03.17 17:56:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good kick from Bosch – just 1m to deep

  • Comment 44, posted at 25.03.17 17:58:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Unlucky Bosch…ball just rolls out on the wrong side of the flag…

  • Comment 45, posted at 25.03.17 17:58:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 43) : Sharks just need to hang on two phases longer onto the ball.

  • Comment 46, posted at 25.03.17 17:59:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Poor defence by the Sharks and the Cheetahs are in…

  • Comment 47, posted at 25.03.17 18:00:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Esterhuyzen just a bit too slow to tackle Rhule and Jonker scores in the corner. 20-15 Tjietas lead

  • Comment 48, posted at 25.03.17 18:01:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Peyper peyper he’s the man if the cheetahs can’t win this, he surely can

  • Comment 49, posted at 25.03.17 18:01:22 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Zeilinga nails it from the touchline and it is 20-15 at halftime…

  • Comment 50, posted at 25.03.17 18:01:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bad tackle from Frenchie

  • Comment 51, posted at 25.03.17 18:02:04 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Good tactics from Peyper,sin bin the prop and give the Cheetahs scrum in our 22,arsehole.

  • Comment 52, posted at 25.03.17 18:02:45 by The hound Reply
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  • Poor defence by the Sharks has let the Cheetahs back in after a good first 30 mins…from 3-15 to 20-15…

  • Comment 53, posted at 25.03.17 18:02:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 52) : Well, he had to give the scrum, surely? Rubbish defence by the Sharks!

  • Comment 54, posted at 25.03.17 18:03:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 52) : Now if only Xerox would sponsor us Mr toilet “peyper” might like our team

  • Comment 55, posted at 25.03.17 18:03:39 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Pyper has been a homeside ref tonight.scrums have been penalised in one direction only. And that should never have been yellow let alone a penalty.

  • Comment 56, posted at 25.03.17 18:04:05 by byron Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 52) : Looks like we actually drilled them in that scrum

  • Comment 57, posted at 25.03.17 18:04:07 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 54) : Agreed the boys lost some focus after the card, 40minutes to rectify. Couple of handling errors aside already better than last week

  • Comment 58, posted at 25.03.17 18:04:48 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 37) : Yeah, Peyper says he can’t see clearly on the big screen and asks the TMO to confirm it’s a yellow for connecting with the head. TMO says no clear head contact, so Peyper ignores that and gives a yellow anyway. If he’s going to ask for advice and ignore it why bother asking. What a cock.

  • Comment 59, posted at 25.03.17 18:04:53 by Hulk Reply

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  • stupid mistakes. ffs counie, knock on from the kick off also a issue.

    we are so luck sergeal isnt playing

    we can come back

  • Comment 60, posted at 25.03.17 18:06:44 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 58) : Agreed. We need to tighten up keep it with our loosies because we’re bossing it. Cut out the kicking in open play because as soon as they gather it they look dangerous.

  • Comment 61, posted at 25.03.17 18:07:23 by Hulk Reply

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  • Cheetas first try should have been a penalty to the sharks. Collapsed scrum same as the 3 penalties against beast

  • Comment 62, posted at 25.03.17 18:07:42 by byron Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 58) : Agreed…

  • Comment 63, posted at 25.03.17 18:08:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We have looked good in most areas and can still win this game…focus!

  • Comment 64, posted at 25.03.17 18:10:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That lineiut was not straight

  • Comment 65, posted at 25.03.17 18:14:19 by byron Reply

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  • Reinach needs to stop kicking. Am turnovers the ball and CR kicks it out directly

  • Comment 66, posted at 25.03.17 18:15:06 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • That line-out wasn’t 5wasn’tm

  • Comment 67, posted at 25.03.17 18:15:34 by byron Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 66) : And makes up with a good try saving turnover

  • Comment 68, posted at 25.03.17 18:16:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Thats a neckroll on rinach

  • Comment 69, posted at 25.03.17 18:16:39 by byron Reply

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  • Renarch and Peyper are twins separated at birth

  • Comment 70, posted at 25.03.17 18:16:57 by The hound Reply
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  • another poor kick from cr

    cheetahs are coming alive

  • Comment 71, posted at 25.03.17 18:16:58 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • April replaces Frenchie…

  • Comment 72, posted at 25.03.17 18:17:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • WTF do we keep kicking the ball and let the Cheetahs back 3 running on us

  • Comment 73, posted at 25.03.17 18:17:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 64) : lol, at last normality has returned lol. Peyper is the man! And Greeff who is the teacher from Grey, has been most fair it seems!

  • Comment 74, posted at 25.03.17 18:18:07 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Not a good start to the second half…23-15 Cheetahs…

  • Comment 75, posted at 25.03.17 18:18:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Where is king cheater would love to hear if Peyper is still calling a fair game with 4 obvious mistakes in the first 5 minutes

  • Comment 76, posted at 25.03.17 18:18:54 by jdolivier Reply

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  • 23-15. Sharks need to start playing like in the first 20 minutes

  • Comment 77, posted at 25.03.17 18:18:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 74) : I told you he was the best TMO ever!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 78, posted at 25.03.17 18:19:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Take Steinbach off now…………magic hands April

  • Comment 79, posted at 25.03.17 18:20:17 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Van wyk scores after Peyper rules the ball is ripped from April.

  • Comment 80, posted at 25.03.17 18:20:31 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 79) : Reinach autocorrected

  • Comment 81, posted at 25.03.17 18:20:46 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Great break by April ultimately leads to a try…great decision by Peyper! He’s the best ref in the world…

  • Comment 82, posted at 25.03.17 18:20:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April adds some zip to the Sharks. Freuchie has been invisible

  • Comment 83, posted at 25.03.17 18:21:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 23-22 after 48 mins…

  • Comment 84, posted at 25.03.17 18:21:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • garth april just comes on and changes the game, I really feel we should have started him at fh and bosch at fb

  • Comment 85, posted at 25.03.17 18:21:36 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Knock on missed by Peyper…he is the worst ref in the world!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 86, posted at 25.03.17 18:23:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lots of early replacements for the Sharks…

  • Comment 87, posted at 25.03.17 18:25:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Tackle in the air!!!!

  • Comment 88, posted at 25.03.17 18:26:10 by byron Reply

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  • Bosch takes a long shot…

  • Comment 89, posted at 25.03.17 18:30:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • What must April do to get his recognition? That boy is talent.

  • Comment 90, posted at 25.03.17 18:30:45 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • 25-23 Sharks lead

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  • …and nails it…23-25 after 56 minutes…

  • Comment 92, posted at 25.03.17 18:31:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bosch gets one back on Blommetjies who kicks to deep

  • Comment 93, posted at 25.03.17 18:32:13 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 90) : Yeah, he’s been good since coming on. He’ll get his chance…

  • Comment 94, posted at 25.03.17 18:32:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 90) : follow team protocols apparently

  • Comment 95, posted at 25.03.17 18:32:44 by byron Reply

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  • Peyper gets really confused there ????

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 96) : That was funny…he’s the funniest ref in the world!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 97, posted at 25.03.17 18:35:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I would not mind Shaun Venter joining the Sharks

  • Comment 98, posted at 25.03.17 18:35:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • When is peyper going to notice the arms around our players necks in tackle and maul situations

  • Comment 99, posted at 25.03.17 18:35:30 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Cheetahs nailing the Sharks in the scrum there

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  • Big defensive scrum coming up!

  • Comment 101, posted at 25.03.17 18:39:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 98) : Owen just said Shaun Venter is 30. Is that so?

  • Comment 102, posted at 25.03.17 18:39:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Scrumming in

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 102) : Apparently he is. Did not realize

  • Comment 104, posted at 25.03.17 18:41:49 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Win it here men!!

  • Comment 105, posted at 25.03.17 18:43:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Excellent maul and Dan scores

  • Comment 106, posted at 25.03.17 18:44:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Try time!!!! Dan du Preez…

  • Comment 107, posted at 25.03.17 18:44:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Important conversion…

  • Comment 108, posted at 25.03.17 18:44:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Mr assistant referee, you deserve a beer……

  • Comment 109, posted at 25.03.17 18:44:41 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Important kick

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  • Bosch nails a difficult one. 32-23

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  • Greeeeaaaaat kick…23-32 after 68 mins…

  • Comment 112, posted at 25.03.17 18:45:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great chase Kobus van Wyk…

  • Comment 113, posted at 25.03.17 18:46:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • One more try for a bonus point…come on!

  • Comment 114, posted at 25.03.17 18:47:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks get the scrum penalty this time…

  • Comment 115, posted at 25.03.17 18:47:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 49) : Yes it’s actually sad that you poor Sharkies can’t watch a game of rugby and enjoy it! You all too busy add mistakes made by the refs :evil:
    Well luckily the Sharks are leading, or we would never hear the end of Peyper bashing. Led by the cheerleader aka the Hound :grin:

  • Comment 116, posted at 25.03.17 18:48:00 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Bosch will take another shot…

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  • A player is either lying on the wrong side or he is not … what the hell is dont milk it? The onus is on the opposition player to get out of the way. Not on the sharks team

  • Comment 118, posted at 25.03.17 18:48:25 by byron Reply

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  • Another great kick!! 23-35 after 71 mins…

  • Comment 119, posted at 25.03.17 18:49:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Massive penalty from Bosch. 35-23

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 116) : Nooooo…he’s the best ref in the world!! :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 121, posted at 25.03.17 18:50:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Chilli’s shoulder is sore…let’s see our reserve hooker…

  • Comment 122, posted at 25.03.17 18:50:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 116) : Read between the banter buddy, this is by no means a great performance by the ref, both ways, at least it is entertaining rugby

  • Comment 123, posted at 25.03.17 18:50:51 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Another great Sharks scrum…penalty!

  • Comment 124, posted at 25.03.17 18:51:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 123) : I actually thought – bar one or two calls – he’s been good…

  • Comment 125, posted at 25.03.17 18:52:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 38-23. Cheetahs need 3 scores to be ahead

  • Comment 126, posted at 25.03.17 18:53:02 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great kicking by Bosch makes it 23-38…now go for the bonus point!!

  • Comment 127, posted at 25.03.17 18:53:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good win Sharkies! Good win Sharks! Congrats, even to those who are still pushing pins into their Peyper voodoo dolls :evil:

  • Comment 128, posted at 25.03.17 18:53:37 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Much better exit there. Claasens playing with a lot more savvy than Reinach

  • Comment 129, posted at 25.03.17 18:54:02 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Reserve hooker us on…

  • Comment 130, posted at 25.03.17 18:55:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Blommetjies kicks a penalty out in,goal…come on, rub it in and score a bonus point now…

  • Comment 131, posted at 25.03.17 18:56:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Should have been going for the bonus point try for the last 20 minutes

  • Comment 132, posted at 25.03.17 18:56:30 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Try Cheetahs…

  • Comment 133, posted at 25.03.17 18:58:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • See how important those penalties were

  • Comment 134, posted at 25.03.17 18:58:39 by byron Reply

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  • Loves how the Tjietas make the ball do the work when they on song. Rhule scores. 38-30

  • Comment 135, posted at 25.03.17 18:58:54 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 132) : Not the last 20…the last 8…

  • Comment 136, posted at 25.03.17 18:58:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @byron (Comment 134) : Yup…

  • Comment 137, posted at 25.03.17 18:59:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Tackler penalised for being the tackler

  • Comment 138, posted at 25.03.17 18:59:49 by byron Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 135) : Yup to that too…

  • Comment 139, posted at 25.03.17 19:00:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bosch The Boss

  • Comment 140, posted at 25.03.17 19:00:17 by Wian vd Walt Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 138) : Oh don’t spoil it now! You have been doing so well :oops:

  • Comment 141, posted at 25.03.17 19:00:57 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Penalised for lying on the ground during a maul

  • Comment 142, posted at 25.03.17 19:01:41 by byron Reply

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  • Surely the Cheetahs had to kick,the penalty and assure the bonus point there?

  • Comment 143, posted at 25.03.17 19:01:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Cheetahs held up. Sharks win 38-30.

  • Comment 144, posted at 25.03.17 19:02:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Why go for the try there??? South African rugby is bloody stupid

  • Comment 145, posted at 25.03.17 19:02:24 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Another bullshit card by Peyper

  • Comment 146, posted at 25.03.17 19:02:33 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Poor decision taking by the Cheetahs there costs them a bonus point…crazy! They couldn’t win and the penalty would have got them within 7…

  • Comment 147, posted at 25.03.17 19:03:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Peyper has got to be the worst ref ever.
    Anyway, well done boys.

  • Comment 148, posted at 25.03.17 19:03:15 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 145) : That was daft…

  • Comment 149, posted at 25.03.17 19:03:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Wian vd Walt (Comment 140) : Good stuff…

  • Comment 150, posted at 25.03.17 19:04:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Kobus van Wyk has been an excellent acquisition…

  • Comment 151, posted at 25.03.17 19:05:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 149) : it’s not a one off, every week we see South African teams making dumb decisions and plays. So very frustrating

  • Comment 152, posted at 25.03.17 19:06:04 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 148) : I take it that in a world with Bryce Lawrence and Steve Walsh this is hyperbole on your part? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 153, posted at 25.03.17 19:06:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • that spell of good play we had in the second half helped us, im glad we went for those kicks cause as you can see cheetahs can come back strong, I really hope the cheetahs play well against the weather girls next weekend, I hope I can gp watch that game live at newlands.

    we road our luck a little this week, next week against the lions we need to start april and bosch, id prefer bosch at fb, cause if we play like this against the lions we are dead. I hope marais is back next week cause chilli wasnt bad like last week but he looks tired. that coatsee hooker we have as third choose is good, iv followed his career from stormers to cheetahs and now sharks, his decent at worse. strange they dont want to give him ten minutes

  • Comment 154, posted at 25.03.17 19:07:00 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 147) : Tut, tut….amnesia is so sad. Remember Brycie?
    I am sure Peyper is terrible, but the worst?? Well in Sharkslandia, I guess :evil:

  • Comment 155, posted at 25.03.17 19:07:47 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Curwin MotM…well done, son!

  • Comment 156, posted at 25.03.17 19:08:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 141) : surely even you get pissed off wgen oyper makes up his own rules? Since when does a tackler have to go to ground to be the yackler

  • Comment 157, posted at 25.03.17 19:09:54 by byron Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 155) : I’m assuming you meant to reply to comment 148? :mrgreen: Because I am completely in agreement with you. I thought Peyper was good tonight (bar a few calls either way)…

  • Comment 158, posted at 25.03.17 19:09:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 153) : :grin: No the didn’t penalise the Sharks off the park! Peyper is definitely the worst!! Only Berry likes the Sharks

  • Comment 159, posted at 25.03.17 19:10:40 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 159) : Kakakaka…

  • Comment 160, posted at 25.03.17 19:12:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 158) : Probably Pastor. I couldn’t say, just followed the match on radio. Sharks were the better team on the day, and full value for their win. Losing bonus point would have good, but in the bigger picture the Cheetahs needed the win. So I don’t think the decision to go for the try was daft. It’s a mentality thing.

  • Comment 161, posted at 25.03.17 19:13:04 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 161) : Yeah look, I thought the Sharks deserved the win. I just thought once the Cheetahs were 8 behind after the hooter, the try would have had the same effect as the kick…and the kick was a surer thing…so if you’re going to lose anyway, walk away with the bonus point. Anyway, Sharks were much better than last week. The Cheetahs showed potential again, but just fell a bit short again. I hope they beat the Stormers next week…

  • Comment 162, posted at 25.03.17 19:17:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Thought CR played and directing traffic well from 9. Don’t think he should have been replaced.

  • Comment 163, posted at 25.03.17 19:19:43 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 163) : he kicked it out on the full twice again unfortunately

  • Comment 164, posted at 25.03.17 19:23:55 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 164) : I agree with GreatSharkssays…CR was much better today and generally did very well…

  • Comment 165, posted at 25.03.17 19:26:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I think I’ve seen more action from the opposition water-boy, than I’ve seen from our French fullback.

  • Comment 166, posted at 25.03.17 19:42:53 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Think today proved that next weekend the starting line-up needs to feature claasens at 9 April at 10 and Bosch at 15

  • Comment 167, posted at 25.03.17 20:01:43 by Hulk Reply

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  • A lucky win.
    Why is the Frenchie even playing? He is nothing but shit.
    April should be at15.
    Starting front row is very suspect.

  • Comment 168, posted at 25.03.17 20:13:54 by Loosehead Reply

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  • The Lions are something else. They play the game at such a pace and vary their attack like crazy. How are we going to beat them?

  • Comment 169, posted at 25.03.17 20:14:54 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 169) : 1. Thomas the Tank 2. Marais 6. (actually 8) Ginja Ninja 10. Bosch 15. April….rest of the team as is.

  • Comment 170, posted at 25.03.17 20:18:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 165) : toward the end yes, but he had some down moments.

    its really true that you win with your forwards, that doesnt mean that your forward need to just be big and one dimensional and you will win. but if your forwards are able to out wit and out muscle the other team, them you will have a great platform for your backs to play. our forwards came alive today, vermualen had a quiet game again, tank was amazing off the bench, counie was ok of you take into account his blunders and his good work. jldp was great, tera was great, dan was awesome off the bench.

    we would be even more killer if we had ginger, maybe we should rather move tera to the flank, start with tera, dan and jldp and have vermualen play of the bench. as vermaulen had a few decent cameos, his still young.

    imagine how good we will be when we get ginger back

    the frog should be dropped, sorry we have april and bosch, put inny on the bench. lions will kill the frog, or put the frog on the bench for a late impact, but if thiers ais early injury, id much rather have inny there.

    Inny’s drop in form was because in the currie cup all his senior players disappeared around him so he struggled, just as ben did last week

  • Comment 171, posted at 25.03.17 20:22:35 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 169) : I agree.

    going to be tough as hell in jozi

  • Comment 172, posted at 25.03.17 20:44:25 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Well played sharks. Good win in spite of the ref. That yellow to Coenie was ridiculous. Well done to Cobus Reinach for that try saving tackle and winning the back the ball. That effort turned the game. This defence position of Bosch needs to change. It opened a huge hole for Venter score because he ran out to the wing. Let him defend his channel.

  • Comment 173, posted at 25.03.17 20:46:17 by sudhir Reply

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  • I would swap April and Bosch. No need to hide April from the traffic on the wing.

  • Comment 174, posted at 25.03.17 20:55:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Old Coenie is really getting stuck in. Tackling backline players like a boss contending fir the ball. Looks like he is enjoying himself. Our game tonight not pretty but we got there. CR does so many good things but manages to balance out with equal amounts of stupid things. I honestly thing he is the only thing standing in his way to being a great scrumhalf. April did very well on the sub and injected a spark. Our defense was not great and we should try to get more runners onto the ball. Poor passing also cost us in attacking speed. Especially forwards like beast could stand some lessons in quick and accurate passing.

  • Comment 175, posted at 25.03.17 20:58:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 168) : So I don’t agree. We deserved to win today and outplayed the Cheetahs in most areas of the game. And our front row has been good so far this season…for the most part they were good today. I think Chilli is not as good as Franco…otherwise I’m happy…

  • Comment 176, posted at 25.03.17 21:02:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 169) : They are good. The only way I see us beating them is if we dominate the breakdown…

  • Comment 177, posted at 25.03.17 21:04:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We probably have 2 of our 3 toughest games coming up – Lions and then the Jaguares. I really hope Ginger Ninja will be available soon.

  • Comment 178, posted at 25.03.17 21:08:48 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Also really glad for Dan dup. Getting a try. I know his brother is good but it seems he is getting less attention ( play time) than he should. Hope we get to use him more often. Curwin does well at flyhalf bar some defensive coaching he still needs.

  • Comment 179, posted at 25.03.17 21:08:51 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 161) : You got some beeeeeg stones, you tell us that you listened to the game on the radio, probably Afrikaans commentary from a Bloem commentator and you feel you are in a position to pass commentary on Peyper’s performance.
    I rest my case.

  • Comment 180, posted at 25.03.17 21:15:50 by The hound Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 179) : Dan duP’s lack of playing time purely has to do with injuries…you can’t keep a good man down…

  • Comment 181, posted at 25.03.17 21:30:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 174) : I would prefer april at fh for now as well while bosch is still young and not as physically capable (his only 19)

  • Comment 182, posted at 25.03.17 22:05:28 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Did any of you pick up that Bosch was defending the front of the lineouts on the Cheetahs throws?

  • Comment 183, posted at 25.03.17 22:20:17 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 180) :
    Better fair now. This is the Free State we are talking about. Probably the best one can do if not at the game is gather in the voorkamer of the Posmeester’s house to listen to the wireless.

  • Comment 184, posted at 25.03.17 22:31:05 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 183) : Yup…he was doing that against the Tahs already…

  • Comment 185, posted at 25.03.17 22:38:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 185) : only saw it in the second half. Problem with this is throwing to the front (interplay between first player and hooker) could leave him exposed.

  • Comment 186, posted at 25.03.17 22:52:15 by JD Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 184) : @The hound (Comment 180) : hey nobody is allowed to talk shit about Middle Earth well except me cause I live here!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 187, posted at 25.03.17 22:55:06 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 187) :
    :wink:

  • Comment 188, posted at 25.03.17 23:05:20 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 186) : It started with Radebe,then continued with Pat when he first came back from the concussion.
    Its not a good thing and Venter’s try today was caused by it Curwin was not in that defensive channel.
    Watching the Stormers today the only good thing on display was Rob jnr.he had a wonderful game as good as Pollard today.
    He would thrive at the Sharks,big and strong in attack and defense.
    Curwin did alright today ,but against the Lions we can’t afford to hide him in defense.Could be horribly exposed next week.

  • Comment 189, posted at 25.03.17 23:45:16 by The hound Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 187) : How was it at the game?

  • Comment 190, posted at 26.03.17 00:20:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 190) : awesome!!!!!! Sitting on the main stand all 4 of us dressed up in our best Sharks jerseys (waving our massive Sharks flag) and the Sharks nailing the Cheetahs! Live was good today!
    If it was a Master card advert it would be:
    Tickets – R320
    Fuel – R600
    Jerseys – R800 (can’t mention the real price out of fear that my wife might see it)
    Watching Sharks nailing Cheetahs in Bloem live – PRICELESS!!!!
    Thinking of doing an article on our match day experience where all will be revealed.

  • Comment 191, posted at 26.03.17 01:32:50 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 189) : did not watch a lot of TV rugby today but the little that I saw RdP jnr is for sure a physical player that can defend in the 10/12 channel. Personally I don’t the “hiding the small guy” defensive setup. Problem is however who to play at 10 that’s currently available for the Sharks? April was really good at 15 today and I’d love to see him start at 15 against the Lions so who else is there except Bosch?

  • Comment 192, posted at 26.03.17 01:43:12 by JD Reply
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  • Live was good today! Sharks beating the Cheetahs and then to top it 8 out of 8 on Superbru with 6 margin points!!! :cool: :razz:

  • Comment 193, posted at 26.03.17 01:52:08 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 180) : Ha ha! You crack me up hound! Nowhere did I comment on Peyper’s performance! I commented on what I highlighted in the week, that some on here, blamed the ref even before the match started. As Dancing Bear also stated. You live bashing the ref! Try watching the rugby. Still a good win for the Sharks. Despite the ref’s blunders!
    Some say he was shit both ways. You obviously only see the Ines that go against the Sharks!

  • Comment 194, posted at 26.03.17 07:19:07 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 184) : Oh Fishy, you really should get out more! I don’t even live in the States :evil:
    I stay on a delightful little game farm close to Kruger. I listen to whatever radio station that I can get decent reception on. Dstv is crap, and don’t miss it at all. So your little snide presumptions don’t fuss me. Amuses me rather. That said you and the Posmeeater are obviously well accquainted.

  • Comment 195, posted at 26.03.17 07:24:02 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 191) : Good match to win JD! Glad you had a great time. I still plan to do the trip down to watch a match there, maybe before we get booted lol. Maybe the CC. Congrats on the win.

  • Comment 196, posted at 26.03.17 07:28:42 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 193) : Only one I got wrong on Bru, was (sigh) the Cheetahs match :arrow:
    Will have to see how many MP I received, think 6. I will have to up my game :grin:

  • Comment 197, posted at 26.03.17 07:34:36 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 194) : Look I apreciate your point of view, but mine is ,and I think it has got distorted ,is that refs should be impartial.
    In a real world this is difficult ,at the best of times, but there are a lot of steps that could be taken help this,
    Firstly don’t appoint a man to ref a game that involves his home team in his home town,
    secondly don’t appoint a team of officials from the same home town to assist him.
    The grounds for impartiality in this situation are very fertile.
    To compound it don’t appoint Peyper and van der Merwe,not Greef,as these are the two most biased and incompetent officials in world rugby.
    Finally its about time somebody at the Sharks question why we allow ourselves to be put in this situation.

  • Comment 198, posted at 26.03.17 07:46:08 by The hound Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 181) : Still glad he is back up and hope he gets a lot of airtime. Hope we can get our ninja back to round off the aggression in the loose trio. coach should then be able to focus on which players he can effectively use as impact.

  • Comment 199, posted at 26.03.17 10:14:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 197) : I think the bulls are in bigger danger of getting booted. But no one has the market cornered like the Kings.

  • Comment 200, posted at 26.03.17 10:20:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 168) : Ok, I get it now, King Cheetah listens to the game on the radio and then does live blogging to the Cheetah faithful by Morse Code.
    Some info is bound to get lost in translation.

  • Comment 201, posted at 26.03.17 10:30:25 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 201) :
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    @KingCheetah (Comment 195) :
    I cower in the glare of your withering quill.

    Sounds like a lovely set up you have though! And yes, the Posmeester is someone I call friend. His peach brandy is the nectar of the gods.

  • Comment 202, posted at 26.03.17 11:07:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 200) : How many years have it taken the Lions to recover from their Ludeke apocalypse?

    I believe the bulls are suffering the same fate…..as with the Lions, relegation might actually be their only saving grace.

  • Comment 203, posted at 26.03.17 12:08:00 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 203) : Sure but I think kings are still in the front of the row regardless of bulls current form.

  • Comment 204, posted at 26.03.17 12:47:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 203) : Besides the relegation thing was a farce. The lions got relegated but how many years now have the kings sucked out loud and not faced the chop? They are just there to fill the numbers SA should have one less team in supers and the relegated teams A- string players should be consigned to the remaining SA teams for the super season so the relegated team don’t falsely shine in CC because they have a full squad.

  • Comment 205, posted at 26.03.17 13:05:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 205) : Everyone seems to forget the Kings beat the Lions in the playoff at Ellis Park and was one kick away from overall win, despite the intercept try Lions scored.

    The Lions were saved by astute president who ysed the time away despite losing some players. Therein lies the issue, which other union is run by an astute president and board?

    Kings deserve the chop but if the second team also has to go. How to choose?

  • Comment 206, posted at 26.03.17 13:17:54 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 206) : Yup my question about relegation is this. Do you relegate one team without promoting another potential bottom dweller. I.e. you relegate by letting the bottom team play the top team from another league or series. For instance the kings end up playing the pumas. You may still end up with an underperformer. Or should you relegate by letting the bottom 2 SA teams in supers duke it out? Then find a way to spread their 1st string players among the remaining SA super teams so you don’t lose that talent but also don’t end up with an uneven balance because the relegated team keeps their supers team for a lower competition. The lions and the cheetahs have benefited from this kind of thing in the past.

  • Comment 207, posted at 26.03.17 13:44:12 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Actually quite enjoyed the game yesterday as much as it wasn’t quite a perfect performance. I liked that we actually got a reasonable number of tries on the board for a change. What I can’t get over, though, is the shear lack of desire for a bonus point. When we were 9 points up with 9 minutes left, I can just about understand going for posts even though most teams would have gone for the corner. All we needed was one more try. But then being 12 points up with 5 minutes left, I don’t see how we didn’t go for the touchline! It’s a small risk for a bonus point which will make a huge difference in the end, especially in our conference with the Lions and the Jaguars both playing very well. We have to be bold!

  • Comment 208, posted at 26.03.17 16:49:17 by Apollo Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 167) : Agree completely!

  • Comment 209, posted at 26.03.17 16:56:36 by Apollo Reply

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  • This cowardice approach started in the currie cup already. Bosch has 12 years to get his points stats up, bonus points is what we need

  • Comment 210, posted at 26.03.17 17:55:54 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Our defense is lazy around the fringes, we are going to have to improve on that bigtime else the Lions will run away with the game. Defense and holding onto the ball are going to have to be big focus areas during the week. Think we missed 22 tackles against the Cheetahs. That is definitely not good enough.

  • Comment 211, posted at 26.03.17 18:30:11 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Apollo (Comment 208) : totally understand why they went for the 15 point lead. That way the game was totally dead for the Cheetahs and there was no way of them getting the win. Even if they scored a try they would not have gotten a bonus point as they only scored 1 more try than the Cheetahs. The 4 points in the bag weighed more than a possible 5 with a chance of only getting a losing bonus point! Anyway to be true contenders Sharks will have to beat Lions and Jaguares if they have any hope of beating NZ teams in playoffs!

  • Comment 212, posted at 26.03.17 18:42:27 by JD Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 207) : think if the Super rugby teams are reduced the SA franchise(s) who are dropped will be dissolved and no promotion/relegation games will be played. Only the 4 or 5 franchises that was selected will remain and compete in future Supper rugby competitions (until the franchises are increased or decreased again).

  • Comment 213, posted at 26.03.17 18:51:16 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 212) : At the time we were 2 tries up actually. The Cheetahs scored their last try after that penalty. If we scored the try we would have had the bonus point, and the boys could then have focused on defending for the last 3 minutes. The way we were playing at that point in the game, they should have been quite confident about scoring.

  • Comment 214, posted at 26.03.17 19:02:21 by Apollo Reply

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  • @Apollo (Comment 214) : And even if we scored a try and then conceded one straight after and lost the bonus point, at least we are playing with the right mentality and with the end of the competition in mind.

  • Comment 215, posted at 26.03.17 19:03:53 by Apollo Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 207) : Promotion / relegation is a must but my preference is a format same as NZ Mitre 10 Cup or original CC format.

    Premier and First Div of 9 teams with top 2 from First playing bottom 2 Premier.

    Based on last year

    Premier:
    Hurricanes
    Lions
    Saders
    Chiefs
    Stormers
    Brumbies
    Sharks
    Highlanders
    Waratahs

    First:
    Bulls
    Blues
    Reds
    Cheetahs
    Jaguares
    Force
    Rebels
    Kings
    Sunwolves

    Although Jaguares and Highlanders/ Waratahs a better swap based on form.

    Play each from same div and 5/6 from other div. Allows for more equal games and closer to strength vs strength plus opportunity for weaker sides to play and learn from best.

  • Comment 216, posted at 26.03.17 19:11:43 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 191) : Excellent…please do that…

  • Comment 217, posted at 26.03.17 19:38:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 216) : too expensive to fly from Pretoria to Sydney to play 2nd division match. Cant just base it on team performance. Bigger market in Brisbane than in Canberra for example.

  • Comment 218, posted at 26.03.17 19:41:44 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 216) : I definitely agree about promotion and relegation, but I think it would be detrimental to some of the national unions (Australia in your example) to only have one or no teams in the premier. Also, I don’t know how playing teams in the other division would work.

    I think the premier division can be at least 12 teams deep, or possibly even 14 (just like the super 12 or 14). In this case, each of the major unions (SA, Aus, and NZ) would be guaranteed say 3 teams (or 2 maybe) in the premier, while Argentina could be guaranteed 1 team. The rest would be made up from the next best teams.

    Obviously, as is, this would only leave 4-6 teams for the first division. But there are other teams that could be added. NZ could add another team or 2, Argentina would benefit hugely from a second team, Namibia could contribute a team, and hey hey hey, bring in the Pacific Islands in 1 or 2 teams. You now have a first division of around 10 teams. Based on last year:

    Super Rugby:
    Hurricanes
    Lions
    Stormers
    Brumbies
    Highlanders
    Chiefs
    Crusaders
    Sharks
    Bulls
    Waratahs
    Blues
    Rebels
    Jaguars
    Cheetahs

    Decent Rugby:
    Reds
    Force
    Kings
    Sunwolves
    Argentina 2
    NZ 6
    NZ 7
    Nambia
    Pacific 1
    Pacific 2

  • Comment 219, posted at 26.03.17 19:45:58 by Apollo Reply

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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 218) : If market is a key driver then Kings, Cheetahs & Force will def get the chop.

    The answer is not easy but the log already shows there are two leagues.

    Love the idea of the Pacific Islands but Cats showed logistics are tough combining teams

  • Comment 220, posted at 26.03.17 20:36:30 by Kabouter Reply

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  • If I was Rob, this is the team I would put together to face the Lions:

    1) Beast (Captain)
    2) Marius
    3) Connie
    4) Oosterhuizen
    5) Lewis
    6) Ginger
    7) Jean Luc
    8) Dan
    9) Cobus
    10) April
    11) Mvovo
    12) Andre
    13) Am
    14) Kobus
    15) Bosch

  • Comment 221, posted at 26.03.17 21:33:21 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 221) : I like alot….

  • Comment 222, posted at 26.03.17 21:52:40 by Lieplapper Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 221) : spot on, how about the bench ?

    will ginger be fit ?

  • Comment 223, posted at 27.03.17 00:06:42 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Apollo (Comment 208) : I suppose Terra being a relatively new and inexperienced captain doesn’t want to be to cocky and felt he still needed to bank the win before getting overly confident. We’re a young team and that means we can be easily shaken and game losing mistakes can happen.

  • Comment 224, posted at 27.03.17 07:31:10 by Hulk Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 221) : Got to agree mostly, however Beasts captaincy is questionable (especially in a game where emotion may be running high). I also think Terra is doing an admirable job and dropping him is harsh. Botha has also been a key man for us, so I’d keep Botha and drop Oosthuizen to the bench.

  • Comment 225, posted at 27.03.17 07:36:20 by Hulk Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 221) : Throwing in April for his 1st start at 10 for the season against the Lions will be a gamble at best.. He did well at 15 when he came on and Bosch won the man of the match at 10? Why swap them? I know his defense isn’t that good in the 10 channel but there are ways of dealing with that. Also, I wouldn’t make Beast the captain.

  • Comment 226, posted at 27.03.17 08:32:01 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 225) : Oosthuizen is the most, unsung hero in the team he does so much good work, most of it in dark and gloomy places. I would hesitate to drop him, but Rob is very fortunate to have three excellent locks that he can interchange at will losing very little in the substitution, no matter what combination he plays.
    The same with the loose forwards he has so many options.
    The great thing about week end was that every forward substitution was a bonus.
    I have a serious concern about the channel between 9 and10,and hope to hell we don’t see Kriel having full access to stroll thru there at will this week

  • Comment 227, posted at 27.03.17 09:06:19 by The hound Reply
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  • @Apollo (Comment 215) : @Apollo (Comment 215) : And if we didnt score the try……We lost 2 of our own lineouts and the Cheetahs were mostly effective in stopping our driving mall (other than for DDoeps try). Also remember that when these Cheetahs click they can run any team ragged. Yes the bonus point would have been nice but it was not guaranteed. An away win is fine.

  • Comment 228, posted at 27.03.17 09:22:12 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 227) : I agree on Etienne, he does great work at hitting rucks with purpose, sacking mauls and making his tackles, however, although he has improved his discipline a lot I’m still concerned that he will give away unnecessary penalties.

    Who would you play at 10 this weekend? Bosch or April?

  • Comment 229, posted at 27.03.17 09:37:39 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 229) : April but if we have a problem with his defense play Esterhuizen at 10 on defense,and move April to 12.
    Keep Bosch at 15 for his place kicking alone, this guy is one of the best place kickers we have ever had

  • Comment 230, posted at 27.03.17 09:50:48 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 230) : Agreed

  • Comment 231, posted at 27.03.17 09:52:47 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 230) : @Bokhoring (Comment 231) : His stats from Opta says he’s close to 82% success rate, that’s very good! Why not Bosch at 10 and April at 15? April hasn’t started this season at 10 yet and to ask him to do that against the Lions in his 1st start would be a gamble. Bosch has had very good outings at 10 where he put in the winning grubber against the Brumbies, scored 27 points against the Tahs and won MOTM there against the Cheetahs.

  • Comment 232, posted at 27.03.17 10:03:03 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 232) : I think you will fid his MOM was for his kicking especially his place kicking which won us the game.
    April is 25,Bosch is19,do the math who should be shouldering the pressure.
    We need to nurture Bosch,he has a long career ahead of him

  • Comment 233, posted at 27.03.17 10:25:38 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 233) : True and I agree re Bosch. I’m just trying to see it from the coaches perspective, does he go with Bosch who’s done well at 10 in previous games or does he test April and see how he does in his 1st start at 10 against a good team in an important match? Tough call to make.

  • Comment 234, posted at 27.03.17 11:07:27 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 232) : Rob seems to be following the same strategy with Bosch than with Inny in the CC and Lambie in his first couple of games – hiding him on defense on the wing / or at the lineout. I think it is causing more confusion than is necessary – as seen in Venter’s try on Saturday.

    We are facing two very physical games over the next two weeks, and Bosch as talented as he is, is only only 19 years old and does not have the build of a Frans Steyn at 19 to physically take the battering of 115 kg flankers running at him all game long. So ever you hide him on the wing for defense (which I think just confuses the defensive patterns) or you ask him to get seriously injured.

    I also feel April just brings a bit more unpredictability on attack and can ask questions of the defense himself. He already did pretty well for the Sharks last year against some highly rated Kiwi opposition.

  • Comment 235, posted at 27.03.17 11:16:53 by Bokhoring Reply
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