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A cunning plan?


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 17 Jul 2017 at 10:17
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Well, at least now we’ll start as underdogs, right?

If it’s possible to write through gritted teeth, that’s more or less what I’m doing this morning. Mixing of metaphors aside, I’m forcing myself to look for a silver lining after another spineless performance form the Sharks this weekend, resulting in a second successive home loss. The fortress is well and truly breached, but perhaps there’s a bigger picture here that we simply have to accept, however unpalatable it may be.

When the Hurricanes beat the Crusaders on Saturday morning, the Sharks ended up in a virtually impossible situation. While it is impossible, I’m told, to motivate a rugby player to actually not win a match (and while the coaches would never actually do such a thing, I’m sure), the reality is that when the Sharks took the field against the Lions on Saturday afternoon, they will all have done so knowing that losing the game would save them a nightmare trip to New Zealand the following day.

My view is that the team came out fighting and gave a big effort on defence in the first half. They fought hard and managed to disrupt the Lions well enough to even take an unlikely lead. The Lions, though, found another gear, hit back with ease and broke the Sharks’ fragile resolve even before half time. After that, I think, the little voice in the back of the players’ heads started to speak just a little more urgently. The final 40 minutes were completely gutless and an insult to the fans, but maybe, just maybe, there’s method to the madness after all?

Rob du Preez played the confused victim in the post-match press conference rather too convincingly as well. Appearing to be out of ideas and out of control of a team with no motivation could just be the sort of ruse to encourage the Lions to ease up slightly ahead of their easy quarter-final. After all, they will have bigger challenges to face after this weekend, when the Kiwi’s come to town.

Am I dreaming? Let’s try one more time to get behind the team this week. We can save the recriminations for after Saturday’s game, if indeed they prove necessary.



99 Comments

  • As they always say, as long as you reach this point, you only need to win 3 games to be the champions…

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.07.17 10:20:23 by T-Shark Reply
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  • There is no doubt RdP & co have a plan. The first half confirmed that the Sharks CAN beat the Lions. So do you head to the unknown prospect of facing Saders away or use this game as preparation for next week? Do I think we’ll beat the Lions this weekend? No, but we stand a much better chance against the Lions as opposed to the Saders.

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.07.17 10:33:55 by boertjie101 Reply
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  • The Saders also proved that they are not unbeatable, so expect a tough game against the Highlanders. If Saders lose and Stormers manage to win their home game, Sharks will have a far easier road to the final than we would have had we traveled to NZ first.

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.07.17 10:36:23 by boertjie101 Reply
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  • All that said, I don’t think this is a true sportsmanship like way of going about your business. But hey, sometimes you need to do what you need to do!

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.07.17 10:38:52 by boertjie101 Reply
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  • Well if anything was learnt by the Sharks, it is which front row needs to be on the field. Hopefully with the return of Ruan Botha, Beast and Franco Marais the Lions will have their hands full come scrum and line out time.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.07.17 10:59:02 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 5) : not sure how to break it to you, but none of those three players is available this weekend.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.07.17 11:00:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • I think when Claasens came on and formed the circle… It pretty much went like this… Boys we can take them. Lets hold it for next weekend.

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.07.17 11:01:32 by ebenp Reply

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  • Thanks for that – isnt Bothas suspension done by now.

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.07.17 11:02:23 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Will make the win more epic. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.07.17 11:03:37 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Is it as cunning as a fox what used to be Professor of Cunning at Oxford University but has moved on, and is now working for the UN at the High Commission of International Cunning Planning?

    (It does not bode well that Coach Rob’s ‘plan’ is headlined with a Baldrick catch-phrase :mrgreen: )

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.07.17 11:03:43 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 8) : fraid not. One more week

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.07.17 11:13:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 9) : damn right. Jean Droste to score the winning try. Husky Schoeman to push him over the line. Stephan Coetzee to kick the conversion.

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.07.17 11:14:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 10) : that was not unintentional.

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.07.17 11:14:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : I assumed so. Aside from our questionable predilection towards a certain rugby team, we tend to possess excellent taste in general.

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.07.17 11:25:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.07.17 11:37:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • In answer – yes, you are.

    Lions never looked like losing. Of course we could scrap a victory next week, but then what? Life is not a remake of Remember the Titans.

    SA rugby would be better served by a narrative of good coaching and skillful players triumphing as opposed to the fairytale of grit and hunger overcoming everything. Sometimes it really is about the bike.

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.07.17 11:56:02 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 16) : you would probably prefer take 1 of this article. The one I decided not to use

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.07.17 12:00:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) :
    Ek verstaan. Rerig

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.07.17 12:03:07 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Part of this cunning master plan would also need to involve framing Kwagga McCaw for running over next Saturday’s ref’s dog, as well as convincing Elton to continue his habit of being extremely charitable to those less fortunate than him.

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.07.17 12:09:36 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 8) : I find that suspension very cynical and unfair.the guy wasn’t playing for the Sharks when he offended, yet Sharks are penalized.
    He should be banned from 3 Internationals or S.A Team games.How can a three match ban automatically be three Sharks games.

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.07.17 12:11:40 by The hound Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Can we not make a case for him missing a game in whatever this new fangled Vodacom Cup is called?

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.07.17 12:23:59 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 19) : Whie speaking of charity, lets not forget the Vryheid / Michaelhouse boytjies (Ruan Combrinck) contribution last Saturday.

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.07.17 12:29:07 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 21) : they already tried that.

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.07.17 12:30:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 20) : It is damn unfair on the Sharks but I guess its all about stamping out foul / dirty play.

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.07.17 12:30:47 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 24) : So how does the ban work, is he banned for 3 weeks or 3 games.
    If its games how are those defined, club,province,country.If its weeks, what happens if we have a bye like we just did, does that add on a week.

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.07.17 13:17:58 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 25) : This I dont know, I know some guys get banned for weeks, some guys for games and these could include club, lower tier etc and Sharks players get banned for SupeRugby games. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.07.17 13:22:53 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 25) : three “game weeks”…. it’s basically three weeks but any bye weeks are excluded.

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.07.17 13:29:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : so, as an example. If the Sharks XV hadn’t shat the bed and managed to lose against 13 Bulls players, Ruan could have served out one of his weeks by missing that game.

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.07.17 13:30:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • At least the Proteas bowlers are spanking the Poms – England 84/5 still 389 behind

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.07.17 14:51:33 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 16) : Every part of me wants us to smash the Lions and get a victory

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.07.17 14:56:03 by Bump Reply

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  • If the Sharks blitz 3 games to be champions, question is would they deserve the title ????

    my view is Yes and No,

    Yes because well played and if they play whats in front of them then fair is fair, and they are after all my team

    No because as a fan the sharks are the most frustrating team to support next to Liverpool FC, and the inconsistencies puked out this season are un-excusable, and winning should not be a licence to offset that into the CC and 2018

    My fcuking blood pressure of 2017 – Lord have Mercy !!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.07.17 14:59:22 by Andrew Fletcher Reply

     
  • Ja Rob like you optimism but for now and untill they’re able to proof me wrong I’m done believing that a turn around is just one game away!
    All the players have the ability to perform on this level but seems something mentally is stopping them from doing so!!!
    Thjs however is not a new thing and has hampered the Sharks for a while now. Taking a look at some if the teams the Sharks were able to field it’s almost criminal that they did not win Super rugby at all and more Currie cups!!!
    Sharks needs a sports phychologis and for the life of me I can’t see why they have not appointed one!!!
    Sour grapes bad Monday blame what ever but on this Monday afternoon I can’t see the Sharks beating the Lions this weekend!!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.07.17 15:04:40 by JD Reply
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  • Lets say the the most frustrating team to support on this planet pull of a miracle and lift the 2017 SC trophy
    would you all think AC would incorporate more Sharks in the bok fold ???

    It would be a bit hard not to, then again why would he mess with the dynamics of the class of 2017

    it could (and i mean a big COULD) be a real catch 22 for AC

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.07.17 15:05:40 by Andrew Fletcher Reply

     
  • @Andrew Fletcher (Comment 31) : not a Liverpool fan but as a ManU fan I understand your pain!!! Maybe we just love being traumatized by our sporting teams!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.07.17 15:08:13 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 32) : F….king A, i stem saam with the sports shrink concept, cause RDP kicking ice boxes in change rooms and cold staring journos at the press table obviously doesn’t have the desired effect

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.07.17 15:09:17 by Andrew Fletcher Reply

     
  • @Andrew Fletcher (Comment 31) : you would also have liked v1 of the article better

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.07.17 15:14:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Andrew Fletcher (Comment 33) : to be 100% honest except for van Wyk, Big Tom and the Ginger Ninja I really can’t see any other Sharks players that has performed constantly and kept a clean(ish) disciplinary record (injured and departing players excluded)!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.07.17 15:15:38 by JD Reply
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  • @Andrew Fletcher (Comment 35) : problem has been with the Sharks for way longer than RdP’s arrival!!! To be honest personally I think it might go as far back as late 90′s early 2000′s!!!

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.07.17 15:20:50 by JD Reply
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  • @Andrew Fletcher (Comment 31) :
    I’d say that they deserve the title if they win the next 3. Because it would take real skill and application to do so; which is why we won’t perform that miracle. We lack those 2 qualities.

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.07.17 15:21:23 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : What was the basic context of v1 ?? LOL

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.07.17 15:25:34 by Andrew Fletcher Reply

     
  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : any chance of receiving v1 by mail?! Would love to read it?
    BTW might he title have any thing to do with a certain Baldrick?!

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.07.17 15:25:50 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 37) : Ya i would love to see Big Tom as a back up for Kitshoff,
    Tom, Marx and Dreyer could be potent
    and i would like to see what Am can do with some guidance from Franco Smith

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.07.17 15:30:32 by Andrew Fletcher Reply

     
  • It was sad being at the game. Our boys allowed outselves to be beaten and from what i saw is that we can beat them. Half back pairing will be different to this week. Jantjies and Kriel looked to take hard knocks and it was interesting watching Esterhuizen trying to crush any Lion through the ground. What i also find surprising is that although the Lions top the log they dont get the premier viewership on Sat. They pulled at 2:30pm game and the Stormers get the 5pm how is that correct?

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.07.17 15:34:05 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 39) : I agree, but if so i hope they iron out the “like for like” mindset, you know when you at the bar and always play a worse game of pool against your 8 year old daughter……thats shark mentality twenty seventeen!

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.07.17 15:34:54 by Andrew Fletcher Reply

     
  • @Dunx (Comment 43) : I can see the angle of what you say about AE, its like boxers gaining ascendancy at weigh ins,

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.07.17 15:47:53 by Andrew Fletcher Reply

     
  • This is all just grasping at straws. I submit that the way sharks are playing currently any team of lions’ calibre and higher would have to be running backwards to allow the sharks to win. It would be so obvious that they would be caught. That outcome not being worth the risk they lazily set about beating us.

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.07.17 15:53:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I for one would love to see v1 of this article as I believe that is the one that most fans would identify with. Hell it is frustrating supporting this team man!

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.07.17 15:55:28 by Another Nick Reply

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  • For all tour hopefulness bexr week you will still see Reinach starting, Dan dup keeping ginger out of his slot or moving him to Flank. No Keegan no Tera. Possibly bringing Odwa in for good measure.

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.07.17 15:56:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 48) : Next week

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.07.17 15:57:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 48) : You know when concept of when one is too close to something to see the BS, you think the Sharks coaching staff suffers that?

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.07.17 16:08:05 by Andrew Fletcher Reply

     
  • At the start of the season I felt qualifying for the quarters would be par – so at least they managed that.

    However least number of tries scored of all South African teams (and that vs. the hapless Ozzies) and third lowest in the competition does not make for good reading. At least we are jointly in fifth spot with the Crusaders for least number of tries conceded (again playing the useless Ozzies).

    Unfortunately for this team to win the next game let alone next three will require an astounding turnaround (something similar to the heroics of the 2012 team), and I don’t think these guys currently have the aptitude to do it.

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.07.17 17:06:47 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Andrew Fletcher (Comment 50) : No else the whole team and staff deserve an Oscar. Not just for that but the whole season. That to my untrained eye looked like real struggling.

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.07.17 18:13:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Another Nick (Comment 47) : you’ll probably see it on Sunday, let’s be honest.

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.07.17 18:22:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Andrew Fletcher (Comment 42) : Am coming back from injury so “listed” him under injured.

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.07.17 18:31:14 by JD Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 48) : sad but probably true!!! Next player(s) to go AE and or Ginger!?!?!!

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.07.17 18:35:54 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 55) : both off to Japan, I believe. Should be back for SR, for what that’s worth

  • Comment 56, posted at 18.07.17 08:21:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 56) : Sigh…SA sides trying to rebuild really are on a hiding to nothing!

  • Comment 57, posted at 18.07.17 08:49:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
    Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa), Egon Seconds (South Africa)
    Television match official: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

  • Comment 58, posted at 18.07.17 08:57:41 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 58) : Is it possible to cram more idiots onto one panel? At least no Greeff this time.

  • Comment 59, posted at 18.07.17 10:13:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 58) : Hope Kwagga does not get so used to bamboozling Marius that he gets blown out of the game in the semi / possible final by other refs.

  • Comment 60, posted at 18.07.17 10:23:51 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : If the Sharks play like last week we can have Humt Dumpty reffing and it wont make a difference. On another note im interested to see the 2 lineups the Sharks announce for this week

  • Comment 61, posted at 18.07.17 10:25:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 58) : Good to see the best officials getting the top gig. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 18.07.17 10:45:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 58) : No one in the sharks union have the balls to lodge a complaint on this????? Van der westuizen might as well wear a lions jersey Saturday. You must be elated baylion. Not that you were worried about this game

  • Comment 63, posted at 18.07.17 10:55:07 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : Why do we just accept this, don’t the unions have a right to oppose a specific ref when their is this much at stake

  • Comment 64, posted at 18.07.17 10:56:11 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : Could have been worse – Jaco van Heerden could have been the ref and Marius assistant

  • Comment 65, posted at 18.07.17 11:01:55 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 62) : Stormers actually asked for Jaco again, but the Chiefs (on advice from the Blues) threatened to throw their toys out of the cot

  • Comment 66, posted at 18.07.17 11:03:45 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 63) : Happy about the neutral refs although a Sharks TMO might be a problem :)

  • Comment 67, posted at 18.07.17 11:04:08 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 67) : He will be so focused on not seeming biased towards the sharks that all calls will go your way anyway ;-)

  • Comment 68, posted at 18.07.17 11:24:55 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 61) : Currie Cup team comes out at midday tomorrow

  • Comment 69, posted at 18.07.17 11:35:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 66) : Stormers are going to get spanked no matter who the ref is. :|

  • Comment 70, posted at 18.07.17 11:46:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 70) : Last time they nailed the Chiefs with Peyper in charge. As long as they don’t try and play sevens rugby, they may just pull it off again (with Peyper in charge again :razz: )

  • Comment 71, posted at 18.07.17 11:56:32 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 71) : That was their peak. Been downhill ever since. Not getting my hopes up.

  • Comment 72, posted at 18.07.17 11:58:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : Great, now we just need to get the same commentators to call the game and my afternoon will have been truly stuffed….unless we win of course.

  • Comment 73, posted at 18.07.17 12:04:27 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 67) : So you didnt watch last Saturdays game then?

  • Comment 74, posted at 18.07.17 12:06:25 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 73) : What a pleasure it was to listen to the cricket commentary from the SA / Enland test. Pity Shaun Pollock doesnt do rugby commentary.

  • Comment 75, posted at 18.07.17 12:15:50 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Andrew Fletcher (Comment 45) : It was fun to watch. Jatjies got hurt in a hit as did Kriel, Then Mapoe tried to push him over off the ball then ran away fast. After that he didnt get close to Esterhuizen after that. But some of those hits were very close to borderline.

  • Comment 76, posted at 18.07.17 12:23:15 by Dunx Reply

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  • Is anyone watching our schools side dismantling the Bulls?!

  • Comment 77, posted at 18.07.17 16:13:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • A red card has just been handed to the 6 Sharks player…a bit harsh!
    Anyway, our boys are leading 38-0 on 36 minutes!!! It has been a pleasure to watch!!

  • Comment 78, posted at 18.07.17 16:14:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 38-7 halftime…

  • Comment 79, posted at 18.07.17 16:18:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Well, the red card has royally screwed us. Such good play until 35 minutes. Harsh red, now 2 tries in 2 mins for the Bulls…

  • Comment 80, posted at 18.07.17 16:31:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wow, the standard of reffing is pretty poor… :shock:

  • Comment 81, posted at 18.07.17 16:34:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Shocking…Bulls with a big knock…play on…try…

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.07.17 16:37:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 38-21 now…

  • Comment 83, posted at 18.07.17 16:38:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This is actually ridiculous! I’m going to stop watching now in a fuming huff!

  • Comment 84, posted at 18.07.17 16:42:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 84) : Just switched on the rugby, we will still win it though

  • Comment 85, posted at 18.07.17 17:04:03 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Try bulls no way on earth the ref saw the ball grounded, see what you meant pastor

  • Comment 86, posted at 18.07.17 17:04:38 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Sharks win 53-33

  • Comment 87, posted at 18.07.17 17:05:29 by jdolivier Reply

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  • The boys did REALLY well to win that. The 35 minutes with all 15 on the park, we absolutely outplayed the Bulls. Then for 20 minutes the reffing was truly shocking. Three tries that were clearly not tries were awarded, two of them by the TMO who had a chance to see it in slow motion. The red card was harsh, a hat full of knocks were missed, our half back was constantly pulled into the ruck! But the boys showed true character and pulled through in the last 15. Well done, boys!

  • Comment 88, posted at 18.07.17 17:30:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Those pesky refs again. :roll:

    When will a Sharks team ever catch a break. :twisted:

  • Comment 89, posted at 18.07.17 17:42:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 89) : Unfair, isn’t it? :lol:

  • Comment 90, posted at 18.07.17 17:45:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Off point – I just put R200 down for Mc Gregor to beat Mayweather…….at 4/1 at least i have better odds then the sharks winning the comp!

  • Comment 91, posted at 18.07.17 17:56:12 by Andrew Fletcher Reply

     
  • @McLovin (Comment 89) : Saturday against the ref ????

  • Comment 92, posted at 18.07.17 18:55:15 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 84) : Watched a recording of the game last night – the reffing / Tmo was just very, very poor. Having said that though this young school team was the exact opposite, a really good performance, played with a lot of heart and talent. I hope they can maintain the level of play for the rest of the week, if so they could well play in the main game on Saturday.

  • Comment 93, posted at 19.07.17 10:07:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Andrew Fletcher (Comment 91) : R200 well wasted :twisted: its gonna be a massacre

  • Comment 94, posted at 19.07.17 10:32:32 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Just seen the Cheetahs team for the CC game- Sharks are in trouble. I see some revenge for us playing our Super rugby side vs their Supersport challenge side a ouple weeks ago.

  • Comment 95, posted at 19.07.17 11:08:42 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 95) : Well deserved revenge then. :twisted:

  • Comment 96, posted at 19.07.17 11:19:50 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 96) : But on the other hand if they should slip up or not win convincingly….

  • Comment 97, posted at 19.07.17 11:51:00 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 97) : That would be an upset

  • Comment 98, posted at 19.07.17 12:13:15 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 93) : Yup, that’s what I thought…

  • Comment 99, posted at 19.07.17 12:31:25 by pastorshark Reply
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