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Currie Cup Final tickets #FillTheTank


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 23 Oct 2017 at 11:57
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Thanks to my awesome, amazing and just generally fantastic buddy Novashni at the Sharks, I have no fewer than five pairs of tickets for Saturday’s Currie Cup Final to give away to deserving Sharks supporters.

YOU HEARD ME RIGHT! THAT’S TICKETS TO THE DAMN CURRIE CUP FINAL! FOR FREE!

So, how do you win some? Well, I’m not going to make it too easy (but then again, not too difficult either). If you would like to win a pair of tickets, I’ll need a motivation as to why you deserve them. It’s as simple as that.

Be creative. Tell me what you love about the Sharks – the best memory you have of being a Sharks supporter, the craziest moment. How about the furthest lengths you’ve been to to watch a Sharks match? The most inappropriate situation in which you’ve found yourself sneakily checking your phone for a Sharks score update? How many jerseys do you own? Got any Sharks tattoos? Named any kids (or pets) after a Sharks player?

Where were you when the Sharks first won the Currie Cup? Or last won the Currie Cup? Share as much as you like – but be convincing. I’ll announce the winners on Wednesday afternoon and the sole discretion is mine (but you guys know that anyway).

Post your answers as comments here, or send them via email to [email protected].

Thanks again to Novashni and GLORY TO THE SHARKS!



123 Comments

  • Apart from being the cheesiest guy on earth and proposing to my wife at the Shark Tank many moons ago, I recall the Sharks were playing the Lions on my wedding day 27-9-06 and we won. Obviously having checked the score on one of my many trips to the toilet and realising we’d won, I managed to work in some jibes to my Lions supporting friends during my speech… My wife must have suspected something, because up to this day she hasn’t asked me how I knew about the win…

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.10.17 12:02:30 by Karl Reply
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  • First guy to admit that his girlfriend is named Coenie because she bears remarkable resemblance,deserves all five sets.

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.10.17 12:10:48 by The hound Reply
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  • Well here goes. My brother and I were born in natal and have been supporting the banana boys for over 35 years. I remeber watching the 1990 final with him when Tony Watson scored that winning try down the sideline. However we’ve been living in the transvaal for the last 25 years and have watched them play numerous times at loftus and ellis park but we have never been to Kings Park. We would love to fly down for the weekend and support the boys!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.10.17 13:08:37 by tigershark Reply

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  • I was at the 2012 final when we beat province convincingly. This was also the game where WP came in as favourites because they beat the cheetahs convincingly in the semi-final the week before, and for some reason all the sports writers and panels always favoured WP. Anyway, after the game we were giving all the WP guys as much grief as possible by shouting “WP het Prooooooooooooobleeeeeeems” etc. Just outside the stadium we were carrying on like this and this young 20-something WP supporter (who was drunk I presume) got really upset and wanted to attack us with a plank. We calmed him down and tried to reason with him. The guy literally broke down in tears saying we didn’t know what it felt like not having won a trophy in a decade. A pastor friend of mine who was with us ended up leading this poor young man to the Lord. Anyway, it was one of my best memories as a Sharks supporter.
    This was us on the day: https://photos.app.goo.gl/2RWEgJpz5PJrReGA3

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.10.17 13:19:54 by jakkalas Reply

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  • @jakkalas (Comment 4) : lovely story, but Province beat us in 2012 :(

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.10.17 13:27:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Questions is where are the tickets to get some more interest in. I will be at the game. Good luck to the winners. Location for me is in the nose bleeds halfway line seaside stand

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.10.17 13:29:37 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Dunx (Comment 6) : well, I don’t know where they are, but I’m sure you’ll understand if I prioritise people who don’t have tickets at all :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.10.17 13:36:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Someone should let that Province fan in the story know. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.10.17 13:46:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • I got put into a headlock by a random Bulls’ supporter at Loftus. The guy jumped me from behind on my way to the car because apparently my Sharks shirt offended his frail sensibilities or something. It wasn’t a very good headlock though because I slipped out of it immediately. In his defense though, he was really drunk and the Sharks had just whipped his team at his house of worship which probably threw his technique off.

    (I’m not posting this to win tickets. I can’t make it)

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.10.17 13:47:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • My favourite Sharks story? Well, this one time, while swimming just behind the breakers off the South Coast, I felt as if I was being propelled by an inexplicable swell or current. Turning around, a saw this HUGE shark breaching the water behind me; I mean this thing was the size of a megaladon. As it came closer, it’s jaw kept opening wider and wider; I was sure my days were numbered. And then, as it lunged at me, its teeth turned into diamond fairies, which proceeded to flutter around my head while the sharks’ body morphed into a liquorice octopus… Oh, no wait, that’s my favourite LSD story. Never mind.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.10.17 14:18:21 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Rob just for interest and way of topic. There use to be a list of top50 users according to total points but can’t find it today. Is it still on the site that I’m just a bit slow today or has the link been removed?

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.10.17 14:21:20 by JD Reply
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  • Good luck you guys, I’m too far away these days but I hope some real fanbois grab these tickets :grin:

    Nice one Sharksworld!

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.10.17 14:22:31 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : I believe his thinking of the 2010 final, I remember it fondly, lambie hand off on burger, having my motorbike stolen that night, and getting dumped two days later lol life hey. but at least the sharks won that weekend, never did find the bike (not even sure the investigating officer was really looking), glad im not with that girl anymore, she may be a doctor but shes too superficial for me lol, ah life :)

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.10.17 14:32:05 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • I won’t try. I’ll be lucky if I get to see the game at all. Where I’m going this weekend.

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.10.17 14:41:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Damnit, I meant 2010… Also, I’ve already got tickets to the final, so please give them to someone who doesn’t. At R150 a ticket, people don’t have any excuse not to be there.

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.10.17 15:11:38 by jakkalas Reply

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  • @jakkalas (Comment 15) : it’s a blimming awesome story all the same.

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.10.17 15:14:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 14) : sounds intriguing…. do tell!

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.10.17 15:15:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Now this is a story all about how
    My life got flipped-turned upside down
    And I’d like to take a minute
    Just sit right there
    I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air

    In west Philadelphia born and raised
    On the playground was where I spent most of my days
    Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool
    And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school
    When a couple of guys who were up to no good
    Started making trouble in my neighborhood
    I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
    She said, “You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air. Etc, etc.

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.10.17 15:23:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • In 2001 when the Sharks played the Brumbies, my friends and I who were in matric at that time milled around the field after the game. Seeing a gap we grabbed some of the speakers as okes were carrying them into the tunnel and followed them in. Wandered around a bit and stumbled into the Brumbies changing room. There we were, four snot nosed kids telling Eddie Jones they played a great game.and I even gave George Smith a high five. They gave us each a powerade and we went looking for the Shards. Saw Craig Davidson coming out of a tiny room and said howzit, then we got collared by security and asked very nicely to bugger off. We asked nicely to meet the sharks team and was told not the hell. The oke also did not want to give us any powerade or beer, but it was fun.

    That was an awesome season, my dad and drove down from Ladysmith for each home game of that season, I’ll never forget it.

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.10.17 15:50:44 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • The Hounds reference to his wasted days in the 60′s made me do it. :mrgreen:
    Sorry.

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.10.17 15:58:08 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 20) : sorry but there’s a word in there that I’m not having on this site.

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.10.17 16:03:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : What Western Province,sorry thats two words.

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.10.17 16:16:11 by The hound Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Not really. Just a particular spot in middle earth where there is little signal and you would not walk into a bar and ask the “oom” to switch to the sharks game. I am still trying to find a way to watch though. Might mean a long trip to nearest town.

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.10.17 16:17:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 22) : LOL….. no, we have to tolerate that one

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.10.17 16:17:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 20) : Like Steven Stills said, anyone who claims he can remember Woodstock,couldn’t really have been there.

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.10.17 16:18:38 by The hound Reply
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  • Curses Salmonoid. I managed to catch Alice’s Restaurant. Now I have an ear-worm.

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.10.17 16:19:12 by Haddock Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : :shock:

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.10.17 16:24:30 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 25) : :lol: Bands and fans alike.

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.10.17 16:33:01 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Haddock (Comment 26) : And a long worm it is. Brings back great memories of “just hanging out at mates places” listening to lp’s.

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.10.17 16:34:46 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 29) : Stop while you are ahead just now some doos is going to come on here andremind l us how much better rugby was on the radio, shades of Gerhard Viviers

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.10.17 16:42:12 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 30) : Gerhard Viviers… nothing wrong with your 60′s / 70s recollections.

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.10.17 16:55:11 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • First of all I have to say this: I was planning to do whatever I needed to, to get tickets for Saturday. But today something happened that means I don’t yet know whether I can go. One of our Church members passed away after a battle with cancer. The funeral is on Saturday. It will be a big community funeral of a popular person who had to go through a lot of…stuff…in the last 20 years. I might still make it to the game…but even if I don’t I’d love to tell you my stories:
    1) Best memory and furthest lengths I went to to watch the Sharks go together: The year was 1990. I was a young man besotted with the Sharks and so excited that they were in the Currie Cup Final. A group of friends and I drove up on the Sunday before the game with no tickets in hand (we had a lot of “warm up” partying to do with our Natal mates in Pretoria. On the Monday we went to the Offices at Loftus and introduced ourselves as two South Africans with three mates from Germany visiting us (all of us were Springbok Deutsche, South Africans born and bred who had watched more live rugby games than we could count up accurately). The three “Germans”, we said, had never watched a game of rugby in their lives and would love to have the opportunity before they returned to ze Vaterland ze next veek! Some excited German phrases underlined the point and some big (and friendly) Afrikaans Oom in the offices gave us five COMPLIMENTARY tickets!! And the most special moment followed that Saturday. What a day that was. When Freek Burger blew the final whistle and the camera panned over the crowd, you could see me and my mates in the distance jumping up and down, hugging each other and shouting at the top of our lungs. It was an unbelievable game and an even more unbelievable result! After the game we went onto the field – in those days you could still do that – and after the trophy was presented we went to THAT spot where Tony Watson scored the winning try and kissed the grass! It’s a day I will never forget. The Church member who passed away today was also there that day…and to be honest, manly man or not, it brings a tear to my eye!
    2) The most inappropriate place to check up the Sharks score? I had a wedding to do on the day of a Currie Cup semifinal between the Bulls and the Sharks (the famous bee semi). I had my cell phone on the altar and every chance I got, I checked the score. At some point I got so excited I even updated the Congregation on the score – the wedding was between my cousin (a Sharks supporter) and a Bulls supporter!
    3) Names? So I have a Smurf from my high school days with a Natal jersey on and a rugby ball under the arm (it was a BP promotion back then). I typexed a no. 15 on the back and named him Huris (Hugh Reece Edwards was my favourite player back then! I once watched a game in,Durbs – I think it was one of Natal’s first ones back in the A-section back in the late 80′s – where Natal played the defending champs WP. Natal were 9-6 down with time running out…and Reece dropped kicked one from in his own half that bounced on the cross bar and went over. That was pretty special! When I,was at Varsity in Stellenbosch as an engineering student and Natal won the National Sevens Champs I can claim that Reece sprayed me with Champagne and the Kevin Putt invited me and my mates out to,celebrate. Let’s just say nobody got any sleep that night.
    4) My craziest moment? Well, put it this way: Loftus is the only place where I have ever been chased by somebody wielding a wheel-spanner.
    5) I’ve loved every final victory – the best memories? The Rolls Royce of fullbacks in 1996, the win in 2008 that broke such a long drought…and how sweet was the win in 2013 (arguably Frans Steyn planting Cheslin Kolbe repeatedly would have made even a loss almost worth it!)…
    I learnt to support the Sharks when they were still in the B-section. I used to watch them,play South-Eastern Transvaal and the,likes at Woodburn Stadium…I went to plenty of games in Durban on the back of a bakkie…I watched online countless times while travelling in Europe and the Americas…and I will be a Sharks supporter, unashamedly, in good times and bad, until it is my turn to kick this mortal coil…
    AND I LOVE IT!!! :)

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.10.17 17:42:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @tigershark (Comment 3) : Rob, give this oke some tickets!!

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.10.17 17:44:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Born and raised in PMB I have been a Natal – banana boys / Sharks supporter for over 50 years, I have 5 jerseys that still fit :lol: :mrgreen: and I have only 1 tattoo, That is a Sharks TAT of course,
    My wife born and raised in Dundee has also always supported the Sharks/Natal since childhood and has a fantastic Sharks tattoo and has 3 Sharks jerseys.

    I was one of 2 guys to start the official Pretoria Sharks Supporters club and was involved in the Cape branch too, I did Rugby articles for another site and I am currently an admin on the https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSharksRugbySupporters/ page and what this all tells you?????
    I LIVE AND BREATH SHARKS RUGBY. :roll: :lol: :lol:

    As Finals I went to the 1990/2007/2010 finalsand if all goes well??? I may well attend another

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.10.17 17:48:02 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : Haha…Loftus is still the only place where I’ve been chased by a wheel-spanner wielding idiot… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.10.17 17:48:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 10) : Kakaka…

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.10.17 17:50:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 13) : What a hand off that was! One of my all time favourite Lambie moments…

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.10.17 17:51:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Forgot to mention I have a lot of ex players and current players as friends because I spend most of my time working on sharks stuff :lol: :lol: yes even kakking them out for playing Shyte :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.10.17 17:52:21 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 35) : :lol: :lol: :lol: I went to a final where the Bulls played the Chiefs, and damn I got sworn at badly for wearing a Sharks jersey :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.10.17 17:53:13 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 37) : Wanna bet Schalk still remembers it? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.10.17 17:56:25 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @tigershark (Comment 3) : @pastorshark (Comment 33) : Rob give the boy the tickets that is written from the heart

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.10.17 17:56:36 by The hound Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 37) : At that time I used to go on the dwarf Keohne’s site
    Patricks get off the bus on dirty Schalk felt to me like I personally planted it in the mush of every one of those odious Stormers cretins who used that site.
    I think that was the moment that site went into free fall.

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.10.17 18:02:15 by The hound Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 32) : Oh and I have 7 Sharks jerseys, 2 Natal jerseys (including the Spoornet one), 2 Natal schools jerseys and a few Natal Schools practice jerseys…not all of the latter still fit me nowadays though!

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.10.17 18:03:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 37) : Smiling just thinking about it :)

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.10.17 18:04:20 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Im way too busy at the office to fly across to durbs from cape town, wish I could though would be a awesome time win or lose. will watch on tv.

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.10.17 18:05:22 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 42) : Satisfying moment, wasn’t it? Deeply, deeply satisfying…

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.10.17 18:07:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 43) : I did not mention the really old ones lol

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.10.17 18:11:43 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 47) : :lol:

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.10.17 18:34:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • http://www.rugby365.com/tournaments/currie-cup/81693-nkosi-out-for-a-couple-of-weeks

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.10.17 19:28:02 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 49) : Ag damn it!!

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.10.17 19:57:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 49) : If he is only out for a couple of weeks (2 or 3) then why does he have to miss the end of year tour? He should be back the week before the first tour match against Ireland (November 11).

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.10.17 21:46:15 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 51) : Why not just say he is out for the remainder of the season and will return for SuperRugby 2018? Saying out for two weeks makes it sound like a relatively minor injury, but then he has to miss out on the end of year tour? I see the Sharks communications skills have not improved much even with Teich in charge. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.10.17 21:47:57 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 38) : What Profession do you practice ? are you a physio as you say you work on sharks staff

  • Comment 53, posted at 24.10.17 03:28:40 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 52) : You gotta feel for the dude, would definitely have at least got a game for the boks

    I like Skosan and Dylan but would prefer boks picked Mapimpi and Nkosi or Jamba ulunga when his fit. good okes with speed. Rhule can come back when he learns to improve his defense cause his very strong and fast in my view.

  • Comment 54, posted at 24.10.17 03:33:40 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 10) : Lmao, good one bro, not of for drugs myself but wow that was clever humor

  • Comment 55, posted at 24.10.17 03:42:44 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 53) : read properly Revo, I said stuff not staff. ????????

  • Comment 56, posted at 24.10.17 07:31:45 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • href=”#comment-612016″>sharks_lover (Comment 56) : lol my bad

  • Comment 57, posted at 24.10.17 09:31:17 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 57) : ????????????

  • Comment 58, posted at 24.10.17 11:00:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 38) : to whom do I address my CV? I promise I will not bother them to much! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 24.10.17 11:44:26 by JD Reply
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  • @jakkalas (Comment 15) : My area in the nose bleeds on the sibaya stand is R90 a ticket

  • Comment 60, posted at 24.10.17 12:29:38 by Dunx Reply

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  • Why I Must Get a Pair of Tickets to the Final

    Why do I deserve the tickets more than other supporters…… let’s see:

    I live in Middle Earth and that alone should ensure my two tickets!

    Ok let’s be serious. Like the rest of you I’m a fanatic Sharks supporter! I have been one since the wonderful Banana Boys days and will be one until I die!

    How many Sharks Jerseys do I have? Well let’s just say way more than I should! Currently I have 6 with a set of 2017 Home and Away Super rugby jerseys on order that will hopefully be delivering before we depart for Durbs (thus making it 8 and please don’t tell my wife)!

    Best Sharks memory was of the week after the 1990 final!!! I was lucky enough to be in Durban and the whole vibe in the city was just amazing! The cherry on the cake was seeing the players being driven through the city and arriving at City Hall with the Currie Cup in hand!!! Was just awesome to be there and see the player holding the Currie Cup in Durban for the first time!!!

    As a youngster (in the early 90’s) we usually drove to Bloemfontein to watch rugby and braai (and party) the whole day before driving back! On one of these trips, way before the stadium was upgraded for the 1995 World Cup, we were sitting on the highest point of that wonderful steel “scaffolding” stadium. With Natal winning I was supporting the Banana Boys at full volume whilst wearing my Natal jersey and waving my black and white scarf in the air! Well that must have upset a couple of locals who did not care for my performance! I was told in no uncertain terms if I did not stop I would have to learn to fly as they would chuck me over the back of the pavilion (that was still totally open in those years way before Health and Safety became fashionable)! Well I did quiet down a bit until after the game when I had both feet back on the ground and thus no flying lessons would be required!

    These days being a mature and very calm family man (trust me and never believe my wife and kids) a lot of our holidays are planned not according to season or weather but rather on when and where the Sharks are playing so that we can go and watch the Sharks!!! And no holiday to Durban will be complete without a visit to the Shark Cage to renew the wardrobe!

    Living in Middle Earth it takes effort and planning to go watch any provincial sport as in most cases it will entail some sort of sleepover, but planning a trip to go watch the Sharks play is always a pleasure and an outing full of anticipation of seeing them play!

    This year we already drove to Bloemfontein to watch the Sharks play the Cheetahs (for the final time) in Super rugby and to Welkom to watch the Sharks play the Purple People Eaters (Griffons) in the Super Sport Challenge. Now driving to Durban to watch the Sharks play WP in the Currie Cup final will not only be my chance to attend my first ever final, but it will also complete my set of watching the Sharks senior side play in all competitions for the year.

    Now if all of this was not enough reasons for me to get tickets here is my final reason:

    Me and my best mate decided that if I won tickets we will take a road trip to Durbs to watch the final (and we already have permission from our wives – albeit a bit reluctantly)! Now I think it would just be heartless of anyone to deny us this opportunity! ;-)

  • Comment 61, posted at 24.10.17 15:03:38 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 61) : Thanks to the Sharks and Rob for making it possible and I hope whom ever get the tickets really enjoy the day!!!!

    GO SHARKS!!!!

  • Comment 62, posted at 24.10.17 15:04:42 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 62) : Hey hey hey slow down on the fat keeping ????????????????????????????

  • Comment 63, posted at 24.10.17 15:09:07 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I want to thank Rob for his contribution in increasing the numbers at the Tank. Sad to say until we are able to offer something more than the match this might be a challenge, considering what DSTV is offering with their convenience, costs, etc.

    One thing I would like to say, is that I have always wonder how people can say that they are passionate supporters of any team if they have never supported the team at any stadium or these loyal supporters that only go to the stadium when they get free tickets.

    On the topic at hand, I think most of us have numerous stories to tell as to why we love this game so much and why we support the Sharks. I can go back to when my brothers and I used to play touch rugby in our back yard and in time the entire neighbourhood joining the match or to 1984 when I listen to the semis on Radio in a pool. Let me tell you that was not a clever idea. In 1990, I started my career in that cold and … JHB. For some odd reason, my office quickly became the hot spot especially when the Sharks lost a match. How sweet was the revenge when we got on that Natal supporters train after the game on our way back to Durban. Let me tell you when guys go on a trip it is not as most women think for the ladies, but for most guys it’s for the drinks….

    Well my chosen story relates to a fellow colleague and me. My wife was unable to watch the game (no Disprines, I guess), so we had our two (2) seasons tickets and I have been offered two (2) box tickets. The luxury of a box with its free drinks and food and… My work colleague decided to invite his “other” lady to the match and I gave the one (1) ticket to his wife, not knowing of his arrangements. Needless to say, this was a disaster in the making. It was not long in the game before both ladies pitch up at the box and somehow he came up with the idea that his “other” lady friend was with me. Now my wife has on numerous occasions told people that when the game is on and my team is playing, you can forget to get my attention. To make a long story short, I ended up watching the game not in the box with its free drinks and food and…, but watch it I surely did. The Sharks won and that was amazing. My work colleague, well ….

    In closing, don’t come between the Sharks and our true passionate loyal supporters…

  • Comment 64, posted at 24.10.17 15:20:58 by BluffShark Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 63) : hey boet all is fair in love and war! And if you’re standing between me and the Sharks (or me and food) you will not get love! ;-)

  • Comment 65, posted at 24.10.17 15:23:51 by JD Reply
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  • I heard through the grapevine that Jaco Peyper is the ref for Saturday. Have I been deceived? :?: :???: :shock:

  • Comment 66, posted at 24.10.17 15:30:20 by markm Reply

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  • @markm (Comment 66) : fact, we have Toilet for the final

  • Comment 67, posted at 24.10.17 15:31:30 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Egon Secons and AJ Jacobs assisting with Marius Jonker TMO.

  • Comment 68, posted at 24.10.17 15:33:45 by markm Reply

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  • Bring back refs Kaplan and Lawrence,please! Even Andre Watson. :cry:

  • Comment 69, posted at 24.10.17 15:36:19 by markm Reply

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  • aaa shi…………………Marius Jonker TMO

    O well, we have beaten the Crusaders with 13 players on their field when most thought we will lose with 15 players.

    Do any of you maybe have some jokes, pics, etc.to start our unofficial build up to the match, please?

  • Comment 70, posted at 24.10.17 15:37:35 by BluffShark Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 65) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 71, posted at 24.10.17 16:35:57 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 63) : Damn auto correct :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: that is meant to be gat kruiping :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 72, posted at 24.10.17 16:37:08 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @markm (Comment 69) : Mark and that says a lot lol

  • Comment 73, posted at 24.10.17 16:38:11 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 72) : Hahaha justice for trying to be ugly with me!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 74, posted at 24.10.17 16:52:12 by JD Reply
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  • So I don’t need tickets as I have some already and have t missed a home game at the Tank all season, come pouring rain or shine BUT just needed to put my Sharks fan status out there – 27.04.1996 I got married In the morning,, dropped our bags at the hotel and went to Kings Park to watch Sharks beat Crusaders 58-26 – and I’m a woman!! #justsaying

  • Comment 75, posted at 24.10.17 18:09:42 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • I must say the ticket prices are not cheap but at least they are reasonable, I paid R345 for my ticket to the 2013 currie cup final at newlands and it was half way between the try line the half way line on the grand stand. Wp rugby milking people and still losing money (heard they are moving to cape town stadium after the 2019 season).

    keeping a union financially heathy is important.

  • Comment 76, posted at 24.10.17 19:42:12 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 58) : Refer to the comment number in brackets. what profession do you practice that allows you to interact with so many at the union if I may ask ?

  • Comment 77, posted at 24.10.17 19:44:27 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 61) : Rob, give this man some tickets too!

  • Comment 78, posted at 24.10.17 22:37:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Why do the Sharks management always allow us to get raped in our own back yard, Egon Seconds has 88 caps for Western Province and 11 for the Stormers,how can he possibly be unbiased.If the man had shred of decency he would recuse himself.

  • Comment 79, posted at 24.10.17 23:55:10 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 79) : Usually I dont really care about who the ref or tmo is (besides for that ref from pretoria whose very pro bulls). but this is a conflict they cant deny, its too glaring, I understand egon has actually done reasonable well as a ref and has shot up tye ref rankings, and thus they want to prepare him for more test games by having him part of a cc final, but he can always get other games, this is too much. although he does seem like a upstanding character person, he may actually end up over compensating and being harsh on wp.

  • Comment 80, posted at 25.10.17 03:32:15 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Today is d-day!!! Goodluck to everyone who entered! Sharks forever, black and white…nothing else matters!!!

  • Comment 81, posted at 25.10.17 05:18:27 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • Congrats to all and may we fill the tank with our Black & white and our support for the Sharks. See yall there

  • Comment 82, posted at 25.10.17 07:32:18 by Dunx Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 76) : Personally, I think the prices are very reasonable. R90.00 for a CC final. Where do you get entertainment at R45, 00 for an hour per person, where 50+ individuals are entertaining you?

  • Comment 83, posted at 25.10.17 08:19:29 by BluffShark Reply

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  • @Julesgr8ter (Comment 75) : Now this is “real” woman!!! Hopefully, you do the refills of the beer at half time also. :razz: :razz: :razz:

  • Comment 84, posted at 25.10.17 08:21:45 by BluffShark Reply

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  • Yeah, I don’t think it would be wise to reveal the details here what I have done to watch a Sharks match. Not only might this jeopardize my employment, but it might have very serious consequences to my marriage. Let me just say that it had something to do with missing an entire function with these delegates from Germany where I was the MC and missing my wife’s birthday using the conference as the excuse. Aaah, I actually have a very supportive wife. She is not really much into sports, but she has been going with me for years to the stadium. She is that woman who brings her eBook reader and a hard copy book to the stadium. :roll: :roll: :roll:

    I rather not disclose how many t-shirts I have with the Sharks emblem as that would reveal how many T-shirts I have, but guys and ladies if you see my vehicle the road, please hoot if you are a Sharks supporter. My car has one of those Sharks car flags in the passenger’s side back window. :cool: :cool: :cool:

  • Comment 85, posted at 25.10.17 08:52:25 by BluffShark Reply

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  • @Julesgr8ter (Comment 75) : Awww, dang, blast, you are already married – lucky man.

  • Comment 86, posted at 25.10.17 08:58:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Just because everyone is out there today ,top this one,I once many years ago, put a Sharks sticker on the back of Naas Botha’s car,at the MNET which it was called then, studios in Randburgh.
    Have absolutely no idea how long he rode around with it on, or what his reaction was.

  • Comment 87, posted at 25.10.17 10:29:02 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 87) : you sir are a Hero

  • Comment 88, posted at 25.10.17 10:54:10 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 87) : hahaha!!! You should maybe phone in when he’s on one of the rugby talk shows and ask him! :mrgreen: Would love to see his face when you ask him!

  • Comment 89, posted at 25.10.17 11:25:27 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 87) : You deserve a case of Bell’s! :lol: :cool:

  • Comment 90, posted at 25.10.17 11:38:20 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 32) : I hope you can get to the game, for you and your friend. You have some great Sharks related memories.

  • Comment 91, posted at 25.10.17 12:15:51 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 87) : You should plant one on Kobus Wiese’s forehead, the fool thought it funny (in his childish, girly giggling way) to belittle the Sharks (Natal) teams that lost to Northern Free State in the 80′s – saying they were regularly beaten by 50+ points.

  • Comment 92, posted at 25.10.17 12:19:10 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 92) :D on’t know how big you are, but I bet not big enough.
    I once saw Kobus Wiese knockout a 7ft 2 Welshman with a single punch in a line out, no way I’m ever going to be sticking anything anywhere near him.
    That is a mighty powerful man.

  • Comment 93, posted at 25.10.17 12:26:04 by The hound Reply
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  • I was once told by the marketing director at Carducci that Kobus’s suit is the biggest one they make, and many really large clients of theirs don’t come close, including everyone on Supersport.

  • Comment 94, posted at 25.10.17 12:39:08 by The hound Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 92) : Ja boet just laugh it off and answer with this: since 1990 Sharks/Natal won more Currie Cup trophies than any other team!!! Bulls next with 6 and one shared then Lions and WP with 5 and Cheetahs with 3 and one shared!

  • Comment 95, posted at 25.10.17 12:52:27 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 95) : Why since 1990? ;-) Why not 1980? Or 2000? Or last july? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 96, posted at 25.10.17 12:58:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 93) : Didn’t Wiese blindside him?

  • Comment 97, posted at 25.10.17 13:00:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 97) : Depends on your definition of blindside. ;-) I do remember the 7ft 2in lock from Wales being a cop though, and looked pretty drunk after Kobus introduced his knuckles to the Welsh bloke’s head :mrgreen:

  • Comment 98, posted at 25.10.17 13:35:49 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 96) : Oh come on you know why, if he had spouted any other time frame, the Sharks would not be on top :lol: So here’s one for you, since the inception of Super Rugby, the Sharks have made more playoffs than any other SA team…..by a lot

  • Comment 99, posted at 25.10.17 13:40:20 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 99) : I know. :mrgreen: Just being facetious. :twisted:

    Also that lock was definitely not 7ft2. :smile:

  • Comment 100, posted at 25.10.17 13:53:11 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 99) : Name on the cup is all that counts. Bulls win. By far. :|

  • Comment 101, posted at 25.10.17 13:56:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 100) : He was lanky, made him seem taller. ;-) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 102, posted at 25.10.17 14:28:07 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 87) : For that, Rob should organise you free season tickets for next season! No, make that for life!! Well played… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 103, posted at 25.10.17 14:34:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 91) : Thanks…

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 102) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 102) : sorry he was 6ft 10 used 7 ft 2 as an euphemism
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0gDO0txxvQ

  • Comment 105, posted at 25.10.17 15:25:34 by The hound Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 96) : cause it’s my comment and I can use any date I want!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 106, posted at 25.10.17 15:32:51 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 105) : @McLovin (Comment 97) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 98) : wow yes was a huge punch but any way you look at it he blindsided him!!!

  • Comment 107, posted at 25.10.17 15:45:03 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 107) : Wasn’t even sent off. :shock:

  • Comment 108, posted at 25.10.17 15:47:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 108) : those days it was tough love – lol as long as rugby don’t get as dramatic as soccer / football i’m happy – sad thing is you get the odd rugby player milking incidents and perform better than a soccer player claiming to have been manhandled by an opposition player that touches his shirt…

  • Comment 109, posted at 25.10.17 16:09:21 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • I’m a Dundee boy and The Sharks have always been my team, Andre Snyman was the local school Head Boy and the biggest product out of Dundee. I went to boarding school in Pietermaritzburg though and would go to Kings Park often, I was in Primary school when we were led by Teichmann and was in awe of James Small on the wing, I also thought Jeremy Thompson with his peroxide was just too damn cool! I sadly live in the Cape now, but try to get to Newlands whenever The Sharks are in town. I knocked heads with AJ Venter by accident when I was a tad drunk and he also helped me intimidate a few Welsh fans at the Mystic Boer in Bloem in 2002 when Rudolph became Bok coach, classic memory. My dogs have Sharks jerseys, I have loads of Sharks jerseys, and every vehicle a Sharks sticker.

    Not asking for tickets, but will forever be a Sharks fan.

  • Comment 110, posted at 25.10.17 16:10:45 by Richard Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 93) : Im not as big as Kobus….. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 111, posted at 25.10.17 16:18:19 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 108) : @DuToit04 (Comment 109) : nope no TMO and co!!! Basically if the ref did not see it it did not happen!!!

  • Comment 112, posted at 25.10.17 16:18:38 by JD Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 97) : I think so, was at a lineout and Wiese smacked him from behind, maybe that was someone else.

  • Comment 113, posted at 25.10.17 16:21:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 93) : @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 111) : he’s really big but seems a bit slow so maybe if you stick and run it could work!!! And no I’m not available as my speed has also been reduced drastically by the increasing number of candles on my birthday cake!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 114, posted at 25.10.17 16:22:59 by JD Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 101) : True, especially since 1990.

  • Comment 115, posted at 25.10.17 16:24:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 113) : nope was him check the clip in comment 105!

  • Comment 116, posted at 25.10.17 16:24:29 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 116) : Yep, checked it out. It was a cheap shot. Next time I see him eating out in Paarl Im going to steal his pudding…..and look for his car to stick a Sharkie onto.

  • Comment 117, posted at 25.10.17 16:31:11 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @DuToit04 (Comment 109) : @JD (Comment 112) : He was cited and banned for a month. First in Pro-era tests if I’m not mistaken. One of the Welshies also got cited and banned for punching Joost.

  • Comment 118, posted at 25.10.17 16:36:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 115) : :lol: True

  • Comment 119, posted at 25.10.17 16:36:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 118) : yes but was after the game. Today TMO would have intervened and he would have seen red!

  • Comment 120, posted at 25.10.17 17:31:31 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 117) : yes do it!!!! Just get someone to make a video to share with us! ;-)

  • Comment 121, posted at 25.10.17 17:34:00 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 121) : You guys are killing it with the humor on this thread today, almost makes me forget I have a cold.

  • Comment 122, posted at 25.10.17 18:08:39 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 122) : we will be here until Saturday maybe even Sunday! :mrgreen:

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