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Super Rugby 2018: Lions v Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 17 Feb 2018 at 10:46

It’s been a long wait, but the world’s best rugby competition is finally back with us, as the Sharks replay their last game of 2017 to start off 2018.

That last meeting was the quarter-final, when the Sharks surprised all comers, but especially their hosts, in going down by just two points (21-23) after a late Lions try spared many a Johannesburg blush. Despite coming close, though, it was a loss all the same for the Sharks and worse, their third in a row. An unwanted stat, then, is that they’re staring at a rather unusual four-game losing streak in Super Rugby and that will be yet another strong motivator for them to do well today.

The Sharks have been dealt a late blow, with Michael Claassens crying off ahead of the game. His place on the bench goes to debutant Grant Williams, who will need to take a big step up from under 21 rugby if he makes his first Super Rugby appearance today. Williams is a fan favourite at Rovers where his pace at scrumhalf has often turned a game on its head and there is some hope that a bit of late impact from him and Curwin Bosch could make a difference, especially given that the Lions go into the game without reserves in either halfback position.

The game is likely to be won up-front, though and it will as such be a big day for Thomas du Toit, now starting as a tighthead against the settled fifty-capper Jacques van Rooyen. Juan Schoman, on the other side, will relish his tussle against Springbok Ruan Dreyer and will want to lay down a marker and show just how far he too has come on as a scrummager at loosehead.

Big congrats to Sharks Super Rugby players #246 (Robert du Preez) and #247 (Makezole Mapimpi). We’ll see which other debutants earn their numbers off the bench.

The game kicks off at Emirates Airline Park at 17h15 SA time and any traveling Sharks season ticket holders are entitled to a free ticket.

Get in there Sharks!

Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley (capt), 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Marvin Orie, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Jacques van Rooyen.
Subs: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Dylan Smith, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Hacjivah Dayimani, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makezole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha (capt), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Reserves: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Beast Mtawarira, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Tyler Paul, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Curwin Bosch, 23 Kobus van Wyk



319 Comments

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  • Comment 1, posted at 17.02.18 11:10:52 by Baylion Reply
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  • Really looking forward to a great season. Can anyone recommend a streaming site that we can view the game.

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.02.18 11:29:30 by Bayshark Reply
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  • @Bayshark (Comment 2) : http://cricfree.sc/watch/live/sharks-vs-lions-live-streaming should work when the game starts. Main link http://cricfree.sc/rugby-live-streaming

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.02.18 11:32:29 by Baylion Reply
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  • Thanks @baylion, really appreciate the help.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.02.18 11:33:38 by Bayshark Reply
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  • Feels weird…..but here goes….Gooooo Shaaaaarks :evil:

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.02.18 11:35:03 by KingCheetah Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 5) : welcome, broer!

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.02.18 12:13:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Thank you kindly. I am anticipating a very exciting match today.

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.02.18 12:21:31 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Stormers by 9
    Saaaks by 3

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.02.18 12:46:02 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 5) : Who is this and how did you get kingcheetahs’ login details ;-)

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.02.18 12:49:05 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @R Hayward (Comment 8) : Stormers by 7 saaaarks by 2 tries and a broken joburg

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.02.18 12:49:53 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bayshark (Comment 2) : Vipbox.tv is also an option

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.02.18 12:50:33 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Mr Rob, where is Johan Deysel in the picture currently

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.02.18 12:51:31 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 10) : lol

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.02.18 12:53:37 by R Hayward Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 5) : Nice. A very warm welcome friend!

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.02.18 13:12:45 by Quintin Reply

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  • So much fire power in that backline :grin: and then there is still Bosch and van Wyk on the bench… exciting times

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.02.18 13:13:28 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Stormers by 5, Sharks by 5. Kept it simple, almost impossible to predict 1st games.

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.02.18 13:13:43 by Quintin Reply

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  • lets stay level headed this year people, balance praise with caution. No flying off the handle, bigger picture stuff. its a long season and we are starting against a really good team, with flippen WW leading them.

    Theres a chance we win though, its a coin toss really

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.02.18 13:15:03 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 17) : Being a sharks supporter you have 3 options 1 blindly believe they can beat anyone 2 threaten to burn down the refs house for that Shit call 3 all of the above ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.02.18 13:20:16 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Jaguares by 5
    Lions by 8

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.02.18 13:27:11 by Baylion Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 17) : You must be fun at parties. :roll: :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.02.18 13:45:29 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 19) : Like the Jaguares call, was thinking of doing it myself, couldn’t follow through.

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.02.18 13:46:10 by Quintin Reply

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  • Lions by 5 – 10.

    Stormers by plenty.

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.02.18 14:02:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 20) : the life of it I tell you :P

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.02.18 14:02:35 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 18) : #sotrue

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.02.18 14:04:16 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 21) : Jaguares fans tell me that Ledesma is looking to build the Jaguares as a separate brand from the Pumas where Perez approached it as a support to the Pumas. That makes me think we just might see a more competitive Jaguares team this year

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.02.18 14:17:47 by Baylion Reply

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  • Now more than ever we should have a fresh Akker to battle a fresh Marx. We need to make an impact early.

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.02.18 14:28:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 19) : All kitten your choices bud

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.02.18 14:40:16 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Stormers by 10
    Sharks by …………. wait for it “Drum Roll” :lol: :lol:
    Now this is more in hope i guess but the Sharks won both their warm up games by 31-14 so I am going to go with that as I hope they can hit a hat trick with that score :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.02.18 14:59:06 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 28) : Wouldn’t be upset if that happens

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.02.18 15:09:47 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 12) : I see he still wears a brace on his arm when he trains…. read into that what you will

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.02.18 15:49:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • :mrgreen: :lol: Hahahaha…did anyone see DdA’s lady tackle that allowed the Jaguares winger to score there? :lol:

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.02.18 16:15:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 5) : Mooi Meneer… :grin:

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.02.18 16:15:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I went:
    Stormers by 8
    Sharks by 5

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.02.18 16:19:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Tight affair this Stormers Jaguares game…

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.02.18 16:51:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : He is a promising talent, hopefully it’s healed soon

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.02.18 16:54:01 by jdolivier Reply

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  • another late change. Keegan out. Dan starts, Tyler bench

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.02.18 16:55:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • So I picked the result exactly…Stormers by 8…but they got a bit lucky there…

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.02.18 16:55:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Stormers win 28-20

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.02.18 16:56:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : Any indication why?

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.02.18 16:56:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 37) : Very lucky, jaguares might surprise a few teams this season, they did exceptionally well against that annoying wall of defence from the stormers

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.02.18 16:57:34 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) : How are our players getting injured on the way to Ellis park, smells of suzie and the all blacks curse ;-)

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.02.18 16:58:36 by jdolivier Reply

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  • WP very lucky but a win is a win congrats to them.

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.02.18 16:59:37 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Nerves are wrecked and the kick-off hasn’t happened yet…………..go sharks make us proud boys

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.02.18 17:00:48 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 43) : Pop a couple of calmness :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.02.18 17:03:15 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 43) : Beer works for me…

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.02.18 17:03:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lions lose Ferreira. That’s also a big blow

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.02.18 17:04:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Keegan and Michael out of the game.

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.02.18 17:04:25 by Richard Reply

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  • I see the Lions also have a change…Ferreira out…

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.02.18 17:04:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : Snap… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.02.18 17:04:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 45) : Pastoor :shock: :grin:

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.02.18 17:05:39 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Come on Sharks. Nerves galore!!!

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.02.18 17:06:20 by Richard Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 45) : Unfortunately quit drinking 6 years ago, regrettable decision today

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.02.18 17:06:34 by jdolivier Reply

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  • dare we dream, guys?

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.02.18 17:08:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • C’mon Mr Ref. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.02.18 17:09:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : got a good feeling Sir.

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.02.18 17:10:19 by Richard Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 50) : It’s the GERMAN in me… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 17.02.18 17:12:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Hope to the gods this is better than the previous match.

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.02.18 17:13:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • Let’s go…!

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.02.18 17:14:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Not the best turnout for what should be a cracking derby

  • Comment 59, posted at 17.02.18 17:16:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Here…we…goooooooo!!

  • Comment 60, posted at 17.02.18 17:16:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice safe start…and the first lineout stolen by the Sharks!!

  • Comment 61, posted at 17.02.18 17:17:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Then Andries Coetzee stuffs up the kick up the middle…scrum Sharks just outside the 22…

  • Comment 62, posted at 17.02.18 17:18:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Big scrum Lions…and penalty to them…oh-oh…

  • Comment 63, posted at 17.02.18 17:19:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lions demolish the Sharks scrum. Thomas struggling a bit at 3

  • Comment 64, posted at 17.02.18 17:20:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Nice defensive work by the Sharks and they turn it over…du Preez’s kick not accurate enough…22 drop out…

  • Comment 65, posted at 17.02.18 17:20:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Rob looks good in black…

  • Comment 66, posted at 17.02.18 17:21:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks steal a second lineout!! Good work,,,

  • Comment 67, posted at 17.02.18 17:21:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ooooh…Dan just can’t reach the line…other than that scrum we’ve been great…

  • Comment 68, posted at 17.02.18 17:23:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Try time!!!!

  • Comment 69, posted at 17.02.18 17:23:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Rob du Preez…now he looks even better in black!!!

  • Comment 70, posted at 17.02.18 17:24:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 0-7…8 minutes…

  • Comment 71, posted at 17.02.18 17:24:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Robert’s first try in black

  • Comment 72, posted at 17.02.18 17:25:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Second scrum…let’s see how they go second time round…

  • Comment 73, posted at 17.02.18 17:26:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Am steals the ball in the tackle…good stuff…

  • Comment 74, posted at 17.02.18 17:27:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks looking good at the breakdown…

  • Comment 75, posted at 17.02.18 17:27:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks steal it at the scrum…we’ve been really good on the ground and in the air…just our scrums are a concern…

  • Comment 76, posted at 17.02.18 17:30:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Vd Walt is being a menace to the Lions at the breakdown

  • Comment 77, posted at 17.02.18 17:31:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great defence by Botha at that maul…

  • Comment 78, posted at 17.02.18 17:32:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 76) : And that is against Ruan “love the turf”" Dreyer

  • Comment 79, posted at 17.02.18 17:32:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 77) : Looks to me as if we’ve really sharpened up our counter-rucking technique…

  • Comment 80, posted at 17.02.18 17:33:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Our scrums are a real concern…

  • Comment 81, posted at 17.02.18 17:33:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Scrum is a major concern

  • Comment 82, posted at 17.02.18 17:33:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Mapoe scores…

  • Comment 83, posted at 17.02.18 17:34:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 82) : Snap… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 84, posted at 17.02.18 17:34:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This fuckup of a scrum is going to cost us the season. Plenty people called it before we even started, it’s coming true

  • Comment 85, posted at 17.02.18 17:35:04 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • 7-7 after 18 minutes…

  • Comment 86, posted at 17.02.18 17:35:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We need to sort these scrums out…

  • Comment 87, posted at 17.02.18 17:35:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 82) : Ref hasn’t a clue, Thomas and lions ass nugget both are scrumming in. Jackson just pinging us because of home team perceived scrum strength

  • Comment 88, posted at 17.02.18 17:35:56 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Lions equalize.

    Thomas is getting killed by van Rooyen – real worry

  • Comment 89, posted at 17.02.18 17:36:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • This fucking scrum! Nightmares man!

  • Comment 90, posted at 17.02.18 17:36:33 by Richard Reply

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  • Can we please kill this Thomas tighthead stunt now. Move to him to loosehead and bring on another tighthead.

  • Comment 91, posted at 17.02.18 17:36:35 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 89) : Check both their shoulders, neither are scrumming legally

  • Comment 92, posted at 17.02.18 17:36:50 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 88) : We are in turbo-reverse bru. Clear who the stronger scrum is

  • Comment 93, posted at 17.02.18 17:37:20 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great kick by du Preez…

  • Comment 94, posted at 17.02.18 17:37:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great try Lions…

  • Comment 95, posted at 17.02.18 17:39:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Top stuff by Dyantyi…

  • Comment 96, posted at 17.02.18 17:39:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Eish

  • Comment 97, posted at 17.02.18 17:40:01 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 14-7 after 23 minutes…

  • Comment 98, posted at 17.02.18 17:40:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 96) : Forward pass to whiteley but hey it’s a neutral ref

  • Comment 99, posted at 17.02.18 17:40:41 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 93) : Two wrongs does not a right make

  • Comment 100, posted at 17.02.18 17:41:11 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Starting to feel like the Currie Cup final. Scrum troubles starting to give the opposition confidence after we had them under a lot of pressure

  • Comment 101, posted at 17.02.18 17:41:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Boys if we don’t get our head in this game…

  • Comment 102, posted at 17.02.18 17:41:30 by Richard Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 99) : Hmm…I don’t know…you sure?

  • Comment 103, posted at 17.02.18 17:41:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lions are playing really well right now…need to ride this out…

  • Comment 104, posted at 17.02.18 17:42:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Botha steals ANOTHER lineout…he’s been brilliant…

  • Comment 105, posted at 17.02.18 17:43:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 103) : Check camera angle against line,

  • Comment 106, posted at 17.02.18 17:44:06 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Sharks really good at the breakdown again…

  • Comment 107, posted at 17.02.18 17:45:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We don’t want that scrum

  • Comment 108, posted at 17.02.18 17:45:49 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Stransky loving the size of Rob DuP just a little too much. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 109, posted at 17.02.18 17:46:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • Really good in the tackle again…another turnover Sharks. Good…

  • Comment 110, posted at 17.02.18 17:46:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Am and Andre closing down the dangerous Lions midfield very well

  • Comment 111, posted at 17.02.18 17:47:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Feed not straight at the scrum…just too much pressure…boy, we need to sort out these scrums…

  • Comment 112, posted at 17.02.18 17:48:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 109) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 113, posted at 17.02.18 17:48:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lions looking really good so far. Quality team. Good to watch as usual.

  • Comment 114, posted at 17.02.18 17:48:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • What a fucking disaster in the scrums. Currie cup final all over again!

  • Comment 115, posted at 17.02.18 17:48:37 by Ben Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 114) : Yup…a lot to like about the Sharks too…but, wow, our scrums are weak…

  • Comment 116, posted at 17.02.18 17:49:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Fortunately the Lions lineout is struggling

  • Comment 117, posted at 17.02.18 17:49:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • With Rassie looking to get Vincent Koch back to SA, get that signature NOW!

  • Comment 118, posted at 17.02.18 17:50:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Why have 3 amazing try scorers at the back and not give them any ball……….fear nothing has changed

  • Comment 119, posted at 17.02.18 17:50:19 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Huge mixup between Franco and Philip in the maul

  • Comment 120, posted at 17.02.18 17:50:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Amateur hour…

  • Comment 121, posted at 17.02.18 17:50:54 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Esterhuizen a rock on defense winning plenty of mall turnovers…and then our scrum gives it away again…have we won one yet?

  • Comment 122, posted at 17.02.18 17:51:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lions doing all the playing now. Sharks need to get back in this game. We get decent turnovers but then get demolished at the next scrum

  • Comment 123, posted at 17.02.18 17:52:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Dreyer should have been penalized there

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  • Yay, we’ve won a scrum!!! Woohoo…come on now guys…

  • Comment 125, posted at 17.02.18 17:53:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 116) : Certainly better than the drivel dished up by the Stormers and Jaguares. Went off to pack the dishwasher haflway through the 2nd half just to try and inject some excitement into the afternoon.

  • Comment 126, posted at 17.02.18 17:53:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 123) : Exactly…

  • Comment 127, posted at 17.02.18 17:54:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 126) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 128, posted at 17.02.18 17:54:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Almost a good score there by the Sharks…great work by some of the backs…

  • Comment 129, posted at 17.02.18 17:56:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Dan duP off injured…oh no…

  • Comment 130, posted at 17.02.18 17:56:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This guy was scrumming in under Thoma’s arm. When Thomas drives in a little lower with his shoulder, he effectively neatralizes him

  • Comment 131, posted at 17.02.18 17:56:52 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Damn…we attack from the lineout but now have a 5m scrum…

  • Comment 132, posted at 17.02.18 17:58:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ref doing his best to help the Sharks score just before half time. :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 133, posted at 17.02.18 17:58:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • Big Dan down with a bad shoulder. Terrific. Our big guns are down.

  • Comment 134, posted at 17.02.18 17:58:31 by Richard Reply

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  • Unfortunately no PVR but I could have sworn that DP injury was from someone being sketchy at the breakdown. DP flew backwards injured

  • Comment 135, posted at 17.02.18 17:59:27 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Scrum penalty…too predictable…our scrum unit is just nowhere…

  • Comment 136, posted at 17.02.18 18:00:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 14-7 at halftime…

  • Comment 137, posted at 17.02.18 18:00:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another chance lost due to a bad scrum. This Thomas experiment is not working

  • Comment 138, posted at 17.02.18 18:01:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Should we have taken the 3 points just before halftime?

  • Comment 139, posted at 17.02.18 18:01:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks are fucking this up. Ruining my karma.

  • Comment 140, posted at 17.02.18 18:02:11 by Richard Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 136) : Thomas is a beast at 1, 3 he looks uncomfortable and it’s showing

  • Comment 141, posted at 17.02.18 18:02:42 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Who is our scrum coach?

  • Comment 142, posted at 17.02.18 18:02:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 142) : Some backwards running specialist

  • Comment 143, posted at 17.02.18 18:03:08 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 139) : Yes.

  • Comment 144, posted at 17.02.18 18:03:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 138) : The alternative?

  • Comment 145, posted at 17.02.18 18:03:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Mephisto_Shark (Comment 135) : Can someone check that out?

  • Comment 146, posted at 17.02.18 18:04:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Can’t play rugby football without a good platform. We should have recruited better in the front after Coenie went down. Injuries are part of the game, but our scrum looks like zero improvement. Big players down which is not great.

  • Comment 147, posted at 17.02.18 18:04:48 by Richard Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 145) : Don’t know. Shortage of decent tight heads in SA.

  • Comment 148, posted at 17.02.18 18:04:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 146) : the citing commissioner…

  • Comment 149, posted at 17.02.18 18:05:39 by Richard Reply

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  • Lions now starting to dominate the stats for possession and territory (a little bit more even)

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  • @McLovin (Comment 144) : Thanks… ;-) That’s what I thought…

  • Comment 151, posted at 17.02.18 18:06:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Richard (Comment 149) : Haha… :mrgreen: I meant right now…and tell us what happened…

  • Comment 152, posted at 17.02.18 18:08:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Richard (Comment 147) : Currie Cup final déjà vu. :|

  • Comment 153, posted at 17.02.18 18:08:27 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Hooker needs to hook the ball to the fullback and hope the scrum stays up for 50 milliseconds

  • Comment 154, posted at 17.02.18 18:08:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 148) : Vincent Koch…if Rassie wants to negotiate him coming back then we NEED him…

  • Comment 155, posted at 17.02.18 18:09:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lions do have the stronger scrum but they are still scrumimg in. Lineouts we doing well but if you look at the lions throw ins they not straight either and the refs are saying nothing

  • Comment 156, posted at 17.02.18 18:10:28 by Poisy Reply
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  • Not sure I understand this logic of trying Thomas at 3. He got nailed in the CC final scrums in his favourite position – how can we expect the guy to do the job at tight head at this level?

  • Comment 157, posted at 17.02.18 18:11:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 156) : Full agreement

  • Comment 158, posted at 17.02.18 18:12:54 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 152) : Nothing untoward. He was bent over at the breakdown and got cleaned out fair and square. Didn’t look that bad at first, but clearly something went wrong. Just one of those unfortunate rugby incidents.

  • Comment 159, posted at 17.02.18 18:13:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Poisy (Comment 156) : Problem is that we are going backwards – so you get away with that

  • Comment 160, posted at 17.02.18 18:14:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Booooooom! Rob and Sbu!

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  • GREATTRYSHARKS!!

  • Comment 162, posted at 17.02.18 18:15:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Man do we look good at running the ball????

  • Comment 163, posted at 17.02.18 18:15:43 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Mvovo and Rob engineer the break, super pass by Wright and Nkosi with a LOT of work to do and scores in the corner…

  • Comment 164, posted at 17.02.18 18:16:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks fight back with a good try. Well done Sbu

  • Comment 165, posted at 17.02.18 18:16:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 160) : That’s where captaincy comes in though

  • Comment 166, posted at 17.02.18 18:16:48 by Poisy Reply
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  • Give it to the backs

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  • Looking good with ball in hand…

  • Comment 168, posted at 17.02.18 18:20:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bit over eager at the breakdowns

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 168) : Good signs there

  • Comment 170, posted at 17.02.18 18:20:47 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Lots of handling errors from the Sharks. Must be the humidity. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 171, posted at 17.02.18 18:21:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Poisy (Comment 166) : Plus Tom needs to learn to counter that sort of thing…

  • Comment 172, posted at 17.02.18 18:22:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Fast crisp service from Wright helping a lot

  • Comment 173, posted at 17.02.18 18:22:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Yay, Sharks win a scrum penalty!!

  • Comment 174, posted at 17.02.18 18:22:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 171) : :mrgreen: not that many…

  • Comment 175, posted at 17.02.18 18:23:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And eventually Dreyer gets pinged

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 146) : couple other Sharks fans saying similar, now I really want to see the replay to see if it was innocent or not

  • Comment 177, posted at 17.02.18 18:23:28 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Damn, Rob misses a chance to put us into the lead…

  • Comment 178, posted at 17.02.18 18:23:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Thomas to be backup loosened. That is that.

  • Comment 179, posted at 17.02.18 18:24:35 by Richard Reply

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  • @Mephisto_Shark (Comment 177) : Sharks fans aren’t necessarily objective tough… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 180, posted at 17.02.18 18:24:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Mephisto_Shark (Comment 177) : See comment 159.

  • Comment 181, posted at 17.02.18 18:25:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Ach Sharks…poor defence…

  • Comment 182, posted at 17.02.18 18:25:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Defence…

  • Comment 183, posted at 17.02.18 18:25:48 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • It’s these little moments that change games. Lions they are maximising on those moments.

  • Comment 184, posted at 17.02.18 18:25:55 by Richard Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 181) : I submit comment 159 to back up comment 180…

  • Comment 185, posted at 17.02.18 18:26:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Mapimpi is poor on defence

  • Comment 186, posted at 17.02.18 18:26:23 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Coetzee break of another forward pass

  • Comment 187, posted at 17.02.18 18:26:27 by jdolivier Reply

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  • 21-12 after 53 minutes…

  • Comment 188, posted at 17.02.18 18:26:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Beautiful try!

  • Comment 189, posted at 17.02.18 18:26:50 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Some impressive stuff from the Lions. Lovely to watch.

  • Comment 190, posted at 17.02.18 18:27:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • Does no one even make calls of was it forward ref :roll:

  • Comment 191, posted at 17.02.18 18:27:22 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • We need at the very least a losing bonus point here. Come on Sharks

  • Comment 192, posted at 17.02.18 18:28:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 181) : Right, because I’d ever go straight to the breezers troll for anything Sharks related :cool:

  • Comment 193, posted at 17.02.18 18:28:11 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Mapimpiiiiiiiii…great work whole team and then BRILLIANT Wright pass…

  • Comment 194, posted at 17.02.18 18:28:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Brilliant

  • Comment 195, posted at 17.02.18 18:28:55 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • We can do this. Great awareness and the scrum is settled! Try time!

  • Comment 196, posted at 17.02.18 18:28:55 by Richard Reply

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  • And Mapimpi gets the easiest try ever. Thanks Cameron

  • Comment 197, posted at 17.02.18 18:29:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • If we can address our scrum woes, we’re in this season…

  • Comment 198, posted at 17.02.18 18:29:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Mephisto_Shark (Comment 191) : Would you being on the field?

  • Comment 199, posted at 17.02.18 18:29:48 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Mephisto_Shark (Comment 193) : Exactly. :lol:

  • Comment 200, posted at 17.02.18 18:29:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Great conversion…21-19…

  • Comment 201, posted at 17.02.18 18:30:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 21-19 that is much much better

  • Comment 202, posted at 17.02.18 18:30:41 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks now doing their bit to make it a good game to watch. Love it.

  • Comment 203, posted at 17.02.18 18:30:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • Great conversion…21-19…@Mephisto_Shark (Comment 191) : Look, I don’t have PVR, but I didn’t think either of those passes were forward…

  • Comment 204, posted at 17.02.18 18:31:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The difference a solid scrum makes

  • Comment 205, posted at 17.02.18 18:31:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Good game…

  • Comment 206, posted at 17.02.18 18:33:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good variation from the Lions on attack

  • Comment 207, posted at 17.02.18 18:34:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Damn…well done, Quagga…

  • Comment 208, posted at 17.02.18 18:34:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Kwagga scores.

  • Comment 209, posted at 17.02.18 18:34:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Still a 7 point game

  • Comment 210, posted at 17.02.18 18:36:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Pretty kak defense again

  • Comment 211, posted at 17.02.18 18:36:43 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Wright injured…that’s a big loss…

  • Comment 212, posted at 17.02.18 18:36:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And now we have lost Cam as well – damn

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  • Lost Wright, ugh

  • Comment 214, posted at 17.02.18 18:37:10 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • 26-19

  • Comment 215, posted at 17.02.18 18:37:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Stop kicking!!!!!

  • Comment 216, posted at 17.02.18 18:37:20 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Our scrum is much better now…

  • Comment 217, posted at 17.02.18 18:38:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 213) : He was good…very sharp pass…

  • Comment 218, posted at 17.02.18 18:38:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 218) : And very often to the right player

  • Comment 219, posted at 17.02.18 18:39:02 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • We can still do this

  • Comment 220, posted at 17.02.18 18:39:14 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Spoke too early…

  • Comment 221, posted at 17.02.18 18:39:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We have a problem…they went over us again

  • Comment 222, posted at 17.02.18 18:40:12 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Lions really demolishing the Sharks scrum today. :shock:

  • Comment 223, posted at 17.02.18 18:40:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 222) : When a scrum is pushed back like that the entire pack is too blame. Something wrong with our technique as a pack

  • Comment 224, posted at 17.02.18 18:41:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 11?????

  • Comment 225, posted at 17.02.18 18:41:59 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • So someone please explain to me why we spent all our money on back line players, when they won’t get the bal because we actually needed front row players that can win us a scrum ????

  • Comment 226, posted at 17.02.18 18:42:54 by stevovo Reply
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  • Mapimpi is great on attack but he is getting creamed by his opposing wing

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  • Mapimpi gets schooled every time

  • Comment 228, posted at 17.02.18 18:43:36 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Some poor options taken at ruck time and in the tackle all game.

  • Comment 229, posted at 17.02.18 18:43:43 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Brilliant line out work done in again

  • Comment 230, posted at 17.02.18 18:45:21 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • That was not a great penalty call…Botha went straight for the ball and didn’t touch the player…

  • Comment 231, posted at 17.02.18 18:45:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 231) : Look again. Pulled his arm.

  • Comment 232, posted at 17.02.18 18:46:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • Bosch read the cross kick pretty early. Could have been another score for the Lions.

  • Comment 233, posted at 17.02.18 18:48:23 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Jackson is an amateur…

  • Comment 234, posted at 17.02.18 18:48:34 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @stevovo (Comment 226) : Come on, guys…our backs have done a lot with the ball…
    Our scrums were shocking first half but much better second half…

  • Comment 235, posted at 17.02.18 18:50:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Still a 7 point game. Jantjies misses the penalty

  • Comment 236, posted at 17.02.18 18:50:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Shocker of a kick from Jantjes. :shock:

  • Comment 237, posted at 17.02.18 18:50:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • Great run from Bosch

  • Comment 238, posted at 17.02.18 18:51:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Another draw?

  • Comment 239, posted at 17.02.18 18:51:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • Great break, Curwin…

  • Comment 240, posted at 17.02.18 18:52:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Come on Sharks

  • Comment 241, posted at 17.02.18 18:52:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Take the three points…

  • Comment 242, posted at 17.02.18 18:53:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Super defence from the Lions.

  • Comment 243, posted at 17.02.18 18:53:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • Not the best maul there

  • Comment 244, posted at 17.02.18 18:54:11 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 242) : With you there Batman.

  • Comment 245, posted at 17.02.18 18:54:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • Better scrum from the Sharks

  • Comment 246, posted at 17.02.18 18:56:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Damn it…

  • Comment 247, posted at 17.02.18 18:56:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good game…first half scrums screwed us…

  • Comment 248, posted at 17.02.18 18:57:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Getting creamed at the breakdown now

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  • Wow as we seem to be able to snatch a draw, all of a sudden we’re back to old ruck rules to save the untouchables

  • Comment 250, posted at 17.02.18 18:58:01 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Have to hand to the Lions. Some quality play when it counted.

  • Comment 251, posted at 17.02.18 18:58:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • Great maul defense by the Lions at the end

  • Comment 252, posted at 17.02.18 18:58:22 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Our basics like mauling, scrumming and defending will cost us

  • Comment 253, posted at 17.02.18 18:59:06 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Now Akker also off…

  • Comment 254, posted at 17.02.18 18:59:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Is there a twist?

  • Comment 255, posted at 17.02.18 18:59:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Three chances to go for goal, three rejected, bad calls.

  • Comment 256, posted at 17.02.18 18:59:52 by Nostraseth Reply
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  • Getting another bite of the cherry

  • Comment 257, posted at 17.02.18 19:00:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks stuff up their last chance…

  • Comment 258, posted at 17.02.18 19:00:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Several opportunities to win and we couldn’t do the basics right. Sad

  • Comment 259, posted at 17.02.18 19:00:13 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • :sad: :sad: After all the pre-season hope, a good dose of reality

  • Comment 260, posted at 17.02.18 19:00:34 by stevovo Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 250) : you know it

  • Comment 261, posted at 17.02.18 19:01:04 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • This is a very good Lions side.

  • Comment 262, posted at 17.02.18 19:02:04 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 53) : Apparently not.

  • Comment 263, posted at 17.02.18 19:02:14 by Nostraseth Reply
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  • I can only pin this on disunity. Still not a team.

  • Comment 264, posted at 17.02.18 19:02:18 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • If the first half had a scrum worthy of being a scrum, that would have been our game. So bloody stupid to play silly experiments for no reason.

  • Comment 265, posted at 17.02.18 19:02:25 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Rob don’t you dare compliment a single player in your write up afterwards, cowards the lot of them. No backbone again, missed tackles, shoddy breakdown work by the forwards and back to the predictable Shit we were forced to watch the last two seasons

  • Comment 266, posted at 17.02.18 19:02:39 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Best team won, we are nowhere near top quality as what we thought we were and what is worth more injuries to boot. Did we give away about 40 penalties because it sure seemed so.

  • Comment 267, posted at 17.02.18 19:02:47 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Some great individual play at times.

  • Comment 268, posted at 17.02.18 19:02:49 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Sharks stuffing that one up as well. At least we got a bonus point.

    Meyer and Beast need to start the next game, and our scrum coach needs to look at the scrumming as a pack.

    Attack looking better but we need to protect the ball better when going to ground.

  • Comment 269, posted at 17.02.18 19:03:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great game of rugby. Pity we lost but I enjoyed that game and that’s saying alot.

  • Comment 270, posted at 17.02.18 19:03:31 by Poisy Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 267) : Well, two very fortunate tries was the difference, they were only better in the scrums

  • Comment 271, posted at 17.02.18 19:03:39 by jdolivier Reply

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  • All this hype for nothing!!!!

  • Comment 272, posted at 17.02.18 19:04:13 by Rvw Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 267) : Man for man they were nowhere close to better as us, just played better as a team

  • Comment 273, posted at 17.02.18 19:04:29 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Lions very accomplished on attack with good variations.

  • Comment 274, posted at 17.02.18 19:04:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Apart from a high tackle missed and a mail turnover call missed. I say the ref did a good job. Score also accurate close contest. Lions had a little more and did well to dominate the front to contain sharks backline.

  • Comment 275, posted at 17.02.18 19:05:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 274) : Sbu back to 11 and kobus back in the team, mapimpi a liability

  • Comment 276, posted at 17.02.18 19:05:46 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Poisy (Comment 270) : It was a good contest and very clean.

  • Comment 277, posted at 17.02.18 19:06:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Geez, whats up lads! A 7 point loss away from home to two time finalists isnt something to howl about. Sharks made some errors, but they did a lot right too. The backline was dangerous everytime they got the ball. I think some peoples expectations are a bit ridiculous. Proud of the boys. Actually a draw would have been a fair result. Lots to look forward to this year.

  • Comment 278, posted at 17.02.18 19:06:19 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Lions again showing their pedigree.

    Played well all over the park, especially the big moments.

  • Comment 279, posted at 17.02.18 19:06:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 275) : Cleaning out around the neck every second ruck should’ve been penalties, lions showed more guts and teamwork, we wasted 3 opportunities for posts and left 5 points hanging

  • Comment 280, posted at 17.02.18 19:07:19 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 276) : Harsh. Considering they did not get too much opportunity.

  • Comment 281, posted at 17.02.18 19:07:50 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 279) : Exactly. It was a matter of taking opportunities, and a dominant set scrum. Sharks dominated the lineouts and the backline looked good. Much better game than the 1st one.

  • Comment 282, posted at 17.02.18 19:08:22 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 281) : Mapimpi wouldn’t be able to tackle a 3 year old unfortunately

  • Comment 283, posted at 17.02.18 19:08:38 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 276) : That’s harsh Bru. Considering the lions did a good job to limit our backline attack. They did not get a lot of opportunities.

  • Comment 284, posted at 17.02.18 19:09:26 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 275) : Cleaning out around the neck seems not to be a penalty offence any more especially if your a lions player

  • Comment 285, posted at 17.02.18 19:10:14 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 284) : Sbu looks much more comfortable on 11 and seriously mapimpi was a liability on defence

  • Comment 286, posted at 17.02.18 19:11:15 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 278) : I agree way too soon to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Our forwards we’re contained masterfully which did not leave the backs with much.

  • Comment 287, posted at 17.02.18 19:11:46 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 282) : Different league to the 1st game. Neither of those two sides are going anywhere in this comp.

  • Comment 288, posted at 17.02.18 19:11:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 287) : Still have faith that they can turn it around, what grinds my gears is watching the preseason games and then this bullshit, the players have a psychological problem playing against the lions

  • Comment 289, posted at 17.02.18 19:13:02 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 288) : Bit early to say that. It was the 1st game of the season. Stormers will tighten up.

  • Comment 290, posted at 17.02.18 19:13:17 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • If I had to put in a gripe it would be that Akker was much more of a match up front than Marais.

  • Comment 291, posted at 17.02.18 19:14:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So that wasn’t perfect…
    …but there was a lot of good stuff that I really liked.
    The scrums really stuffed us in the first half…
    Bit of an eye-opener how quickly people turn on players, administrator, ref and so on…
    Surely just a touch of balance would be better?

  • Comment 292, posted at 17.02.18 19:14:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 289) : Lions were also a stronger unit than anything the Sharks met in the preseason. Come on, those are touch rugby games. This is the real deal and the Lions are a seasoned bunch. Lets see what happens when they come to the coast.

  • Comment 293, posted at 17.02.18 19:14:44 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 290) : Perhaps. Hope you’re right, but not that optimistic myself.

  • Comment 294, posted at 17.02.18 19:15:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 292) : Absolutely. Sharks scored some nice tries and had some good moments. More potential than the last few years by a long way.

  • Comment 295, posted at 17.02.18 19:16:04 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 288) : It might be a bit early, but I tend to agree. I thought this was the best first game of the season I have seen in a while. We did well in a lot of areas. Only those scrums…

  • Comment 296, posted at 17.02.18 19:16:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 292) : Pastoor, look at the first 20min of each half, we had them, we just didn’t finish, that is infuriating

  • Comment 297, posted at 17.02.18 19:16:43 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 289) : It wasn’t as much of a wreck as you think. I know the passion runs hot but this was a good showing against arguably the best in SA. We could have won it apart from some small issues. A good game by both. If both can keep up and improve on this these will once again be the top two in SA.

  • Comment 298, posted at 17.02.18 19:17:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Sharks backline looks very good when attacking. AE even passed a few times which is something new for him.
    Just need to buy a tighthead.

  • Comment 299, posted at 17.02.18 19:17:53 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 298) : This sharks team is 15 points better than that lions team on paper, yet again, for the 4th season we oddly play a different game against the lions than what we preach and apparently train, why I ask, why? I’m not pissed off because of the ref or an individual player or coach, the whole sharks team and management let us down on this one. Don’t pat them on the back for playing below their potential

  • Comment 300, posted at 17.02.18 19:20:32 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 296) : Between South African teams, that is…

  • Comment 301, posted at 17.02.18 19:20:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Loosehead (Comment 299) : True story. I think Ross Geldenhuys would have been a better bet than what we saw today.

  • Comment 302, posted at 17.02.18 19:20:55 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 302) :
    Very few players can play 1 and 3. Tank is an excellent 1, why play him at 3? Meyer is a good 3………..you can’t tell me that they Sharks only have Coenie and Meyer as tighthead props.

  • Comment 303, posted at 17.02.18 19:23:21 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 298) : We support this team passionately, we do it passionately because we believe they can beat anyone. If they don’t, we have the right to be angry, especially if they come this close. The lions show heart every game, sharks don’t. Will keep on supporting them, but they owe us a great season, it is far overdue

  • Comment 304, posted at 17.02.18 19:25:09 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 303) : Agree again. Thomas should stay at 1. Meyer is a natural 3 as is Ross. We are really missing Lourens Adriaanse and Coenie

  • Comment 305, posted at 17.02.18 19:25:12 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 289) : Maybe the quality of the pre-season opposition has something to do with that? And I think you are both too harsh on the Sharks and way to low on your estimate of the Lions…

  • Comment 306, posted at 17.02.18 19:25:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 306) : Wholeheartedly disagree, dreyer, Jantjes, coetzee, cronje and mapoe have been upstaged by the same players we outclassed in other games, why can’t this team play against the lions. This is what is irksome.

  • Comment 307, posted at 17.02.18 19:28:06 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Is Ross Geldenhuys fit? Haven’t seen anything of him…

  • Comment 308, posted at 17.02.18 19:28:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Loosehead (Comment 299) : The backline is starved of possession, has been going on a few seasons now

  • Comment 309, posted at 17.02.18 19:30:49 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 299) : Perhaps I didn’t see what you saw, but I didn’t notice Andre the giant passing much. He helped with a turnover I think. I agree with a lot of sentiment on the talk pages: bench front row for this game to start for the next. Seems like we cannot spare loosies or I would bench Philip for the next game. Mapimpi was wishy-washy…I say go with S’bu and Kobus with Mapimpi on the bench. I’m sure baylion will disagree but the lions got away with murder on the ground. The Sharks owe the lions a hammering at some point, and I trust it will be biblical in proportion. According to http://kwese.espn.com/rugby/matchstats?gameId=292099&league=242041, Sharks penalised 11 times and missed 30 tackles…that’s dog vomit, shocking.

  • Comment 310, posted at 17.02.18 19:31:35 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 307) : Which players have we outclassed that have upstaged the Lions? The Lions have reached consecutive Super Rugby finals…not many have upstaged them. They played some good stuff today and were better than us. But we did a lot of good stuff and gave them a proper go. It was just those damn first half scrums. I just don’t get the view that we were either brilliant when we won or crap when we lost…there is a lot of turf in between…
    Anyway, we’ll see how the season develops…

  • Comment 311, posted at 17.02.18 19:34:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I reckon people need to relax a bit, it was the first game of the season, away at altitude and against the team that’s come second twice in a row. Both our debutants scored a try plus Our line outs and general play looked better than there’s. if we fix the scrumming we will have a very good season

  • Comment 312, posted at 17.02.18 19:35:39 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • mvovu was for me too much out of position at fullback… thomas must play loosehead. and mampimpi a little bit shocking for me on defence…

  • Comment 313, posted at 17.02.18 19:35:41 by Darius de Lange Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 311) : We were crap that is why we lost, scrums apart, 30 missed tackles and 11 handling errors speak volumes. Lions winger had a fortunate bounce for his try and Kwagga was pure class for his. Besides that were they really better?

  • Comment 314, posted at 17.02.18 19:37:40 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Why am I not surprised? It’s the 1st game people http://www.sharksworld.co.za/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_arrow.gifchill the f*ck

  • Comment 315, posted at 17.02.18 19:37:58 by Quintin Reply

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  • What happened there?
    :o

  • Comment 316, posted at 17.02.18 19:39:05 by Quintin Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 9) : :lol: Would just feel wrong to support the Bulls or Stormers, so it was a straight shootout between Sharks and Lions. Have a closer affinity to the Sharks, despite having a soft spot for the Lions.

  • Comment 317, posted at 19.02.18 07:54:02 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 14) : Thank you kindly.

  • Comment 318, posted at 19.02.18 07:54:59 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 32) : :evil: Dankie.

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