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Currie Cup 2017: Sharks v Griquas


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 4 Aug 2017 at 17:30
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It’s round 3 and the Sharks face Griquas in Durban in the first of a horror run that sees three games in just 8 days.

Kick-off is at 7pm.

Sharks: 15 Garth April, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Jeremy Ward, 12 Lukhanyo Am, 11 Sibusiso Nkosi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Jean Droste, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Inny-Christian Radebe.

Griquas: 15 George Whitehead, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Tertius Kruger, 12 Jonathan Francke, 11 Adriaan Coertzen (captain), 10 Andre Swarts, 9 Rudi van Rooyen, 8 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 7 Shaun McDonald, 6 RJ Liebenberg, 5 Pieter Janse van Vuren, 4 Mzwanele Zito, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Abraham le Roux, 1 Devon Martinus.
Replacements: 16 Wilmar Arnoldi, 17 Nicolaas Oosthuizen, 18 Wandile Putuma, 19 DeWet Kruger, 20 Sias Koen, 21 Renier Botha, 22 Eric Zana.



52 Comments

  • Two good halves lads, please

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.08.17 18:55:00 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Good start – super offload from Nkosi and Ward scores

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.08.17 19:03:48 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bosch almost scores another – Sharks attack looking a lot better

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.08.17 19:07:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Dan’s hands are much better tonight

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.08.17 19:16:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 10-0 Sharks

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.08.17 19:24:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 10-3

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.08.17 19:29:06 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks dominating possession and territory but loosing the ball at crucial times

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.08.17 19:37:51 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • At last Nkosi Try.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.08.17 19:39:06 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Little grubber from Am and Nkosi scores in the corner

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.08.17 19:39:37 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 17-3

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.08.17 19:40:37 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Sharks dominating pretty much each facet of the game – just needs to pile on the points now

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.08.17 19:40:38 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 11) : They need to shorten their passes, also just show more patience, tries will come, also no driving mauls?? it is one of our strengths.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.08.17 19:42:34 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Nkosi one can see the lack of experience, but still very good,

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.08.17 19:44:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Captain needs to get the players to slow down, play the percentages.

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.08.17 19:45:00 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 12) : The forward pack tonight has a lot of power actually – need to use that a bit more

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.08.17 19:48:40 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 13) : He just needs to work on protecting the ball in contact

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.08.17 19:49:35 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Not a very clinical performance. Good aspects, but poor finishing. Scrum is also dominating but keep being penalised… tough day at the job.

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.08.17 19:51:33 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • First player being punished for kicking a ball through a ruck

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.08.17 19:59:38 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Vermeulen scores after sustained attack from the Sharks

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.08.17 20:01:14 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 24-3

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.08.17 20:02:22 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Juan Schoeman scores the bonus point try

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.08.17 20:07:41 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 29-3

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.08.17 20:09:02 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Sharks definitely better this week, just more patience needed, Support play too could be a bit faster.

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.08.17 20:09:02 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Mission accomplished. Sharks need to slow the game down now and conserve some energy for next week

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.08.17 20:13:02 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • New front row and lock and we still demolish the Kwas scrum

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.08.17 20:20:45 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Nkosi is bloody strong – scores another one

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.08.17 20:23:50 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 34-3

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.08.17 20:25:06 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • With Botha, Claassen and Daniel of, who is the on field captain?

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.08.17 20:25:08 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 28) : Not sure, probably Tera

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.08.17 20:26:33 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Droste has been very busy since he came on tonight

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.08.17 20:33:23 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 29) : Franco is the captain

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.08.17 20:37:11 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 28) : Marais.

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.08.17 20:37:44 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 31) : Thank you.

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.08.17 20:43:54 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Welcome back Cameron!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.08.17 20:44:20 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 33) : A pleasure lol :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.08.17 20:46:07 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Lekker man, team of liteys finding their feet and pride and having fun :grin:

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.08.17 20:46:18 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Hot dog! Am, Ward, Droste, Nkosi, Vermeulen had grrrrreat game

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.08.17 20:46:42 by SeanJeff Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 37) : Add the Tank, Dan Dup and Paul

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.08.17 20:48:23 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • nice win that, hey? start of something special?

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.08.17 20:48:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Tank was man of the match

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.08.17 20:49:02 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : Nice to see even with so many players out that this team is finding each other, eve with so many mistakes it looks good going forward.

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.08.17 20:49:58 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Liked how the Sharks started to run into gaps and not just simply cluttering into players, players pumping the legs in the tackle

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.08.17 20:50:32 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Ward is impressing me more and more

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.08.17 20:50:44 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 42) : For sure.

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.08.17 20:51:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I liked the fact that Wright showed his love for the jersey, this is something we have questioned from the team.

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.08.17 20:51:48 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 38) : How could I forget the Tank, crushing the oppo, and Dan suddenly discovered handling acumen

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.08.17 21:17:07 by SeanJeff Reply

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  • Now the question is who of these guys are we going to have to give up tomorrow?

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.08.17 21:20:38 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 47) : Excellent point

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.08.17 22:18:40 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 48) : Think JL Dup and Am are pretty much guaranteed to be on the list. Others who might get the nod – Tank, Chili, Botha, Dan Dup, Curwin and Kobus. If we lose even 2 of those our rhythm could be hit hard

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.08.17 01:14:38 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : Dare we get our hopes up?

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.08.17 10:04:22 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed last nights game, even if there were only another 14 people in the stadium.
    To be fair there was a massive pile up on the highway due to a shooting/hijack/pile up which gridlocked the entire city’s probably many unable to get to stadium.
    Nkosi stood out for me he is a massively strong ,very quick straight runner, in the mode of dare one say it Jonah Lomu.Look after this boy and we have a huge star in the making.
    Other boy who shone last night was Vermullen,we are going to have a loose forward problem soon we have too many.Tyler Paul is a great addition and the replacement lock not sure of his name was amazing runs like a loosie.
    Sooner we start Wright the better.
    Thats the good now for the bad, the enigma that is April,only gets worse when you replace it with Radebe who is far too frail for this level.
    All in all watched this team play two games in 6 days, score think 9 tries and concede 3 point

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.08.17 11:28:08 by The hound Reply
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  • Droste been a good workhorse for sharks thus far. Hope we can grow him.

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.08.17 15:24:37 by coolfusion Reply

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