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Sharks down Griquas in style


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 4 Aug 2017 at 21:05
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There was no drama at Kings Park tonight as the Sharks went about their business, dismantling an outclassed Griquas side 41-3 in their round 3 Currie Cup clash.

These sharks are starting to put together something of a signature way of playing, with an imperious scrum laying the foundation for a game based on plenty of possession and attacking whenever possible. With Thomas du Toit again in the vanguard, the Sharks had the Griquas forwards cowed early on and with Jeremy Ward scoring the opening try in under two minutes, there was only going to be one winner.

There was again not much to write home about in the first half from a points-scoring perspective, with that early try and a penalty to Curwin Bosch keeping the Sharks ahead until Sbu Nkosi scored his first of two tries just before the break. Going into the shed 17-3 up, the Sharks were comfortable and while the execution and handling were far from flawless, they were certainly significantly better than in the first half last week.

The game was put to bed in the third quarter, with Jacques Vermeuelen capping off a very good outing with his first Currie Cup try just three minutes after the break. Juan Schoeman corkscrewed over for the bonus point try seven minutes later and with five points in the bag, the team opted to rather show off their defensive acumen, repelling waves of spirited Griquas attack before finishing off with two more scores, one to Nkosi and another to Cameron Wright on the stroke of full time.

Mission accomplished for now, but the immediate focus will be on the midweek game against the Bulls at Loftus.

Sharks (41): Tries Ward, Nkosi (2), Vermeulen, Schoeman, Wright. Conversions Bosch (3), Radebe. Penalty Bosch.
Griquas (3): Penalty Whitehead.



92 Comments

  • Many positives tonight

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.08.17 21:20:11 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • My most improved player is Ward.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.08.17 21:23:53 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 2) : Agreed I also thought to myself what a game from him!

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.08.17 21:45:39 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • I must say a very proud moment and new respect for Cam Wright after he scored and that celebration…that’s what we need to see more off! That’s playing with passion for our Sharks! I loved it!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.08.17 21:48:08 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @DuToit04 (Comment 4) : really or is he not just shit hot

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.08.17 23:28:28 by benji Reply
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  • Was promising to see our attack intent without throwing defense out the window. We should also take into mind that we would have taken it easy as we have the bulls in loftus on wednesday and the lions at ellis park next say

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.08.17 07:23:33 by Dunx Reply

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  • Glad to see handling errors coming down. It’s so frustrating when they sink their own chances with basics. Well done boys!

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.08.17 07:52:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I like what I saw last night. Intensity and pace coupled with good handling made me smile. CC is unfortunately the only classroom we can create a base and build for SR.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.08.17 08:33:19 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Last night the Afrikaans commentator spoke as if it’s a done deal that the third Du Preez brother is heading back from WP. Maybe Rob can enlightening us

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.08.17 13:33:09 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 9) : That is probably still the best kept secret in durbs. Unless you can hack Robs mail box. You wil only know when they want you to.

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.08.17 13:50:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Good performance. What one would expect from a top pro side versus the minnows.

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.08.17 14:22:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) : So “according to the paper” Rupert has withdrawn support from WP. Money problems on the cards?

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.08.17 15:20:47 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 12) : If indeed he has withdrawn, then yes.

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.08.17 15:42:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : Hence quotes. Can’t trust the media.

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.08.17 15:43:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 14) : Haven’t heard anything myself yet, but he sometimes does things without checking with me first. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.08.17 15:46:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 15) : Better you let him go then. Can’t have that kind of insubordination. It’s why sent Jake packing.

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.08.17 15:49:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 16) : Perhaps it’s better they close the whole thing down and start from scratch. Maybe the best way to get rid of the parasites is to let the host die.

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.08.17 15:52:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 17) : Didn’t work for kings or sharks. The rats in rugby are usually last to leave sinking ship.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.08.17 15:54:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 18) : Oh well. Will wait and see I suppose.

    C’mon Lions!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.08.17 16:02:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • First blood to the Crusaders from turnover ball close to their own 22

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.08.17 16:10:58 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • And Jantjies kicks straight into touch from the kickoff :roll:

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.08.17 16:12:07 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Tip tackle with shoulder drive. Peyper missed that?

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.08.17 16:12:14 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Crusaders running amok.

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.08.17 16:13:50 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Try no 2 to the Crusaders

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.08.17 16:14:14 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 23) : Looks like they making as much hay as possible before the last 20 minutes catch up with them

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.08.17 16:15:31 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • That steal looked very suspect – first player stealing the ball lying on his back

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.08.17 16:18:25 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Not looking good for the Lions. :|

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.08.17 16:19:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • Lions playing containment and safer throwing caution to the wind. So far that has worked better.

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.08.17 16:23:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 28) : For saders at least

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.08.17 16:24:46 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Lions struggling with the rush defense from the Crusaders

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.08.17 16:25:03 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Lions not reading the pace. Saders commit little and speed up the release.

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.08.17 16:30:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • 12-3 Saders lead

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.08.17 16:30:45 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 31) : As Marshall said, Saders not committing numbers to the rucks – so the Lions should attack more close to the rucks

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.08.17 16:32:26 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • How is that Lion’s ball – surely the attacking team gets the ball when the ball is held up?

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.08.17 16:34:34 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 33) : Yup. Peyper also not pulling his weight. Ackermann should have a talk with him ;)

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.08.17 16:35:35 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 35) : Seems he just did

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.08.17 16:36:09 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Should have taken the 3 points on offer there

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.08.17 16:37:43 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bit of brainless play from Kwagga. :evil: :roll:

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.08.17 16:42:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Kwagga does a Habana on Havili. Question is Red or Yellow?

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.08.17 16:43:39 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Deserved red. Can’t be that reckless.

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.08.17 16:44:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • Oh well lions gonna lose now

  • Comment 41, posted at 05.08.17 16:44:21 by Poisy Reply
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  • Red for Kwagga – that is it for the Lions

  • Comment 42, posted at 05.08.17 16:44:34 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 42) : Yup if safety keep this pace. It’s over

  • Comment 43, posted at 05.08.17 16:45:40 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 43) : Saders

  • Comment 44, posted at 05.08.17 16:47:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I guess the Lions’ luck had to run out eventually

  • Comment 45, posted at 05.08.17 16:48:10 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Kwagga just ruined it for everyone.

  • Comment 46, posted at 05.08.17 16:49:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 45) : Red in the final for the circumstances was maybe too harsh?

  • Comment 47, posted at 05.08.17 16:50:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 45) : Or kwagga luck had to run out eventually?

  • Comment 48, posted at 05.08.17 16:50:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 47) : Nee swaer. Could see it coming a mile off.

  • Comment 49, posted at 05.08.17 16:52:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 47) : I do feel sorry for them, but they had more of their fair share of close decisions going their way.

  • Comment 50, posted at 05.08.17 16:52:54 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Must say I agree with Mallett – time they sanction the player and then allow the team to bring on another player after 10 or 15 minutes

  • Comment 51, posted at 05.08.17 16:54:36 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 49) : Ja I’m not defending them but what chance did kwagga have to step back and control the man to bring it down to a yellow. But yes strictly speaking it is the call.

  • Comment 52, posted at 05.08.17 16:55:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 51) : Yes with these stakes. But then you have to ask yourself if tables were turned.

  • Comment 53, posted at 05.08.17 16:56:16 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 53) : As a supporter I don’t want my team to win playing against 14 men for 40-50 minutes. There is no fun in that

  • Comment 54, posted at 05.08.17 16:58:37 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 52) : Should have backed off way before he got there. But easy to say from the side lines.

  • Comment 55, posted at 05.08.17 17:00:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • If Ackers can pull another half-time talk that inspires the team to win the match eventually, he will win the title of coach of the century

  • Comment 56, posted at 05.08.17 17:00:40 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 55) : Yes the initial. But his chance to correct was gone. But I agree there shouldn’t have been an initial. Roll of the dice on his part. He took that risk.

  • Comment 57, posted at 05.08.17 17:02:44 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 56) : Then they will deserve it even from the most begrudging person in the world.

  • Comment 58, posted at 05.08.17 17:03:47 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Schummi officially dead. Passing of a legend. Go in peace.

  • Comment 59, posted at 05.08.17 17:07:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • The kwagga giveth and the kwagga taketh away.

  • Comment 60, posted at 05.08.17 17:13:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 59) : RIP

  • Comment 61, posted at 05.08.17 17:14:59 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Elton’s decision making not so hot in this game

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.08.17 17:17:01 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 62) : Been that way for past 2-3 games.

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.08.17 17:19:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Crusaders demolishing the Lions maul

  • Comment 64, posted at 05.08.17 17:22:34 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 25-10 with 15 minutes to play

  • Comment 65, posted at 05.08.17 17:27:05 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Over

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.08.17 17:40:31 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Like losing the lotto jackpot with one number. That first half sank them. Did not match the pace.

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.08.17 17:47:40 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Congrats to the Crusaders.

    Tough luck Lions. 14 men just not enough.

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.08.17 17:53:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 68) : Yep they need 16

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.08.17 17:54:12 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Kwaga must feel like shit right now ???? feel bad for the oak.

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.08.17 17:55:26 by Poisy Reply
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  • Its called Karma,

  • Comment 71, posted at 05.08.17 18:10:19 by The hound Reply
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  • Is jy Mos kwagga rook jy dan net dagga?

  • Comment 72, posted at 05.08.17 18:25:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Scott Robinson got some killer moves :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 73, posted at 05.08.17 18:25:23 by Poisy Reply
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  • Crusaders make history – first team to win the Super final on another continent

  • Comment 74, posted at 05.08.17 18:33:34 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Can you imagine being kwagga when all these guys walk past you?

  • Comment 75, posted at 05.08.17 18:39:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Twins and Bosch made it the Boks squad. Well done.

  • Comment 76, posted at 05.08.17 18:44:20 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Congrats to the Dups and Curwin. CC without them is gonna be tough

  • Comment 77, posted at 05.08.17 18:47:27 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • This is what you get when you put kwagga amongst the lions?

  • Comment 78, posted at 05.08.17 18:51:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 76) : No Am? That would be a travesty

  • Comment 79, posted at 05.08.17 18:55:48 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 76) : Vermeulen can slot in for JLDP, Tera not as physical as Dan but decent 8 at this level, Inny does not have the monster boot of Bosch but should also do OK.

    Are they not available from this week on?

  • Comment 80, posted at 05.08.17 18:59:39 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 80) : yeah

  • Comment 81, posted at 05.08.17 19:04:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 80) : Depth in those positions becomes a bit of an issue, but otherwise we’ll be fine…

  • Comment 82, posted at 05.08.17 20:04:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 59) : I’m not finding this news anywhere?

  • Comment 83, posted at 05.08.17 20:48:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 83) : that’s because its fake news.

  • Comment 84, posted at 06.08.17 06:22:18 by Poisy Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 85) : Sorry about that. Cut out the Google part.

  • Comment 86, posted at 06.08.17 09:15:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Poisy (Comment 84) : And what reason would I have for making up fake news?

  • Comment 87, posted at 06.08.17 09:18:09 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 83) : http://www.metrotell.co.za/news/sport24coza-remgro-pullout-wps-wakefield-speaks

  • Comment 88, posted at 06.08.17 09:20:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • With all due respect Johan Ackerman, I hope the articles going around stating how you apparently complaint about the red card is not true. I might just lose some respect for you and also call you a hypocrite if it is true.

    You didn’t complaint when your team benefited from the yellow cards in at least three (3) matches.
    Surely “common sense” should have also prevailed over the “the letter of the law” when those yellow cards were issued and also surely a “… more suitable punishment could have been worked out after …” those matches instead of sending players off. What comes around, goes around and as a fellow blogger has stated it was karma.

    Aswin Willmse said after the game: “The impact of the red card is evident in this game, but then again if you have to go back to the Sharks vs. Lions game in the quarter final they scored 10 points when the Sharks had the yellow card.” I don’t say the opposing teams (Sharks x2 and Hurricanes) would have won those matches, but the impact of those cards is definitely evident.

    I don’t think the Crusaders beat the lions due to the red card, or because they defended or attacked better. I think they won, because they succeeded to minimize the possible impact the match officials on the match. One of the commentators stated that the facial expression of Jaco clearly indicated that he didn’t want to issue the red card, but he had little choice in the matter.

    Now we can those on the CC.

  • Comment 89, posted at 06.08.17 23:29:16 by BluffShark Reply

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  • @BluffShark (Comment 89) : Fully agree.

  • Comment 90, posted at 07.08.17 08:16:35 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @BluffShark (Comment 89) : The call was technically correct. Which is enough justification. I agree you can’t want to change twchnicality just cause the most recent interpretation didn’t suit you in this particular game but it did or may have worked for you previously. I revert to my previous statement what if the tables were turned would every lion have such an issue with the flaw in the system?

  • Comment 91, posted at 07.08.17 09:48:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @BluffShark (Comment 89) : Agree with you 100%,Big mouth Mallett as well,with his crap that we need to find a solution for red carding a player, that doesn’t penalize the team.Is he smoking his socks who should you penalize then, never heard him complain when Stander did the same thing to Lambie.
    Kwagga is not a dirty player but a reckless one Havili came very close to breaking his neck
    Crusaders are the first team to come across this way and win at altitude, anyone who still thinks the Lions should have one needs to watch Reids try and Combrink’s pathetic one one one defense of that try.

  • Comment 92, posted at 07.08.17 10:17:03 by The hound Reply
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