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Team for the Sunwolves


Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Super Rugby on 14 Feb 2019 at 12:26

Rob du Preez Sr has selected a strong starting team for Saturday’s game in Singapore. The only slight worry I have is that we are using two number 5 locks in the same pack.

Van Vuuren, Mchunu and Buthelezi will make their debut Super Rugby appearances should they (very likely) be called as replacements.

1. Tendai Mtawarira
2. Akker van der Merwe
3. Coenie Oosthuizen
4. Hyron Andrews
5. Ruan Botha
6. Jacques Vermeulen
7. Tyler Paul
8. Daniel du Preez
9. Louis Schreuder (C)
10. Robert du Preez
11. Makazole Mapimpi
12. Andre Esterhuizen
13. Lukhanyo Am
14. Sbu Nkosi
15. Aphelele Fassi

Replacements

16. Kerron van Vuuren
17. Juan Schoeman
18. Khutha Mchunu
19. Gideon Koegelenberg
20. Phendulani Buthelezi
21. Cameron Wright
22. Rhyno Smith
23. Jeremy Ward



114 Comments

  • I don’t know about anyone else but I am very excited about this team. Our backline in particular can cause havoc if given proper ball. I sense our year has come and I’m sure our boys will come through properly this year. Let’s go Sharks!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.02.19 12:39:12 by Fox Reply
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  • @Fox (Comment 1) : I’m more concerned about them actually USING the good ball, rather than receiving it. I don’t think (generally speaking) our players know how to make the correct decisions.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.02.19 13:03:03 by Karl Reply
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  • Sharks have named a good side on paper. Let hope they can actually back that up with a good performance. Seeing the Sunwolves side its definitely going to be a tough game,they have some very useful players that could cause damage

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.02.19 13:04:10 by SheldonK Reply
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  • Jeez I’m not sold on this Mchunu lad just yet. I know he’s only young, and I like that he’s a Durban boy, but he looked a bit wonky at scrum time in the warm-up against the Lions

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.02.19 13:04:26 by Karl Reply
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  • @Karl (Comment 4) : Coenie will have to play the majority of the game, the young man can have a few minutes at the end to gain the experience. Hopefully Thomas is back again soon

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.02.19 13:16:55 by HeinF Reply
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  • The Sunwolves have surprised both the Bulls and Stormers at home before – not an easy game

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.02.19 13:32:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @HeinF (Comment 5) : Johnny Meyer has the worst luck. This would have been the perfect time for him to step up now.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.02.19 13:35:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 7) : Agreed, I feel for him. Though we are lucky to have Mchunu, his young and promising, very mobile, similar to ox nche

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.02.19 13:59:26 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 4) : We are definitely rushing him cause of injuries too Tank and Johnny (no official statement on that), his still young, maybe he surprises us with solid scrumming, would prefer he get more seasoning in the SSRC and then CC as well.

    Remember when we had to play Hyron before he was ready cause of Lock injury crisis

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.02.19 14:03:37 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Interesting Note: Wian Vosloo and Mvovo the two traveling players not selected for the match 23

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.02.19 14:04:19 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Really happy to see Ryno Smith

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.02.19 14:05:04 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 7) : I was wondering about Meyer, but the Sharks didn’t mention him on their injured list,did they?

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.02.19 14:33:00 by HeinF Reply

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  • @HeinF (Comment 12) : Not that I know of. He was on the sheets up til 4 Feb then mysteriously vanished without a mention. Even in their injury update articles and every other subsequent article in update where they had opportunities to mention it. I hope there isn’t something brewing and it’s just the inept sharks communications machine doing what they do best (worst).

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.02.19 09:37:12 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Not all that glad to see two number 5 locks. We did a similar thing at the start of last season with Ruan/Lewies and played badly.

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.02.19 12:47:48 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Excuse me if this has been answered, but where is the ginger ninja?

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.02.19 13:13:51 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 15) : Injured unfortunately

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.02.19 14:44:20 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 13) : same here, big fan of Johnny Meyer, I feel he could be a solid player given a chance

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.02.19 14:45:27 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 14) : true

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.02.19 14:45:58 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Decent start

    Is it just me or does Rob jnrs facial hair makes it look like his from Bellville not Durban lol

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.02.19 13:02:38 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Sunwolves lead 7-3 after Gates try

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.02.19 13:06:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Who can identify the Naked Shark player on the Changeroom cam. My wife wants to know who her new favourite player is. I was struggling to identify him.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.02.19 13:07:24 by Hulk Reply

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  • Sunwolves punish every Sharks mistake

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.02.19 13:10:31 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks have most of possession and territory and trail 10-3

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.02.19 13:12:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Coaches that talk of 3,4 year plans actually have clue what they are doing. 10 minutes and I can tell you that this is going to be another disappointing season. The attention to detail, rhythm and timing is not there. Leon Macdonald is the new Blues coach, immediate difference and improvement. Check Mr No Excuses team swear against the Sunwolves. We will win this game thanks to Robert Du Preez’s kicking accuracy.

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.02.19 13:12:25 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Akker scores from a driving maul – 10 all

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.02.19 13:14:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sunwolves using very clever kicks to penetrate the Sharks defense

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.02.19 13:17:05 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks messed up two lineouts in a row – one close to the Wolves tryline. Need to be more accurate

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.02.19 13:24:51 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great break from Andre and then it comes to naught when the ball is lost by the support player

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.02.19 13:26:45 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Why did Andre put the ball in the armpit vs running with the ball in two hands? Are these not basics though. These guys are not coached. No decoy runners, manipulation of defenses.. simple kicking rugby which is easy to defend against.

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.02.19 13:28:37 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • We are killing them in the scrums but our lineouts are very messy. 3rd one lost

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.02.19 13:31:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • We don’t get the maul going from the lineout, but this time manages to hold onto the ball. Dan scores using a HUGE reach. 17-10 Sharks lead

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.02.19 13:34:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Nkosi scores after a bit of variation between du Preez and Schreuder. Good set piece move

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.02.19 13:37:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Well done… at least a decoy was used. Which opens up the outside space. We have got to try to manipulate defenses, let’s just copy the England game and implement it.

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.02.19 13:38:06 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • 24-10 Sharks lead

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.02.19 13:38:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sunwolves are really playing well today, first game of the season and the boys are ahead halftime, better than I expected at 31 Celsius with humidity. Keep this going sharks

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.02.19 13:42:48 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Scrums going very well, great set piece move, good exit kicking. Generally protecting the ball reasonably well.

    Lineouts can improve. However we have poor shape on attack in phase play made worse by some pretty poor passing at times

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.02.19 13:45:36 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Have not seen a move like that from the Sharks in ages. Very well executed

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.02.19 13:47:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 21) : lol, great banter

    Wolves better with ball in hand

    We are better at set plays

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.02.19 13:52:58 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Good penalty turnover from Dan and then we decide to run it from inside our 22 ????

    Kick yourself out of trouble and then attack from the lineout

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.02.19 13:58:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great work from Am lets Mapimpi sneak past for a try in the corner

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.02.19 14:03:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 31-10 and a bonus point (4 tries to 1). Now we need to match the Wolves try for try to keep the BP

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.02.19 14:06:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Ward on for Andre

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.02.19 14:10:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • That should have been yellow …

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.02.19 14:12:39 by byron Reply

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  • It was a deliberate knockdown

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.02.19 14:13:03 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 44) : Plenty of other players have been penalized for doing that

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.02.19 14:14:36 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Rucking, ball presentation is just shocking. Players getting ball from a standing position. How will the momentum be obtained. Robert Du Preez is an assistant coach at best. Slow tedious game. My gosh. Disappointing though. Guys also look unfit. Big mistake to make Louis captain.

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.02.19 14:18:16 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Wright on for Schreuder

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.02.19 14:18:20 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks just need to rinse and repeat here

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.02.19 14:22:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Schoeman and Koegelenberg on

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.02.19 14:24:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Can’t see us loosing but we are poor in the backline. If it was not for the forwards, it would have been a very sorry afternoon for us!

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.02.19 14:25:31 by dawj Reply

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  • Buthelezi, Mchunu, Van Vuuren and Smith on as well

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.02.19 14:35:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Ward scores after good break from Fassi.

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.02.19 14:37:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 45-10. 6 tries to 1

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.02.19 14:38:31 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Van Vuuren is playing 6 – Akker still on

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.02.19 14:40:06 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Van Vuuren is pretty good at stealing the ball as well.

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.02.19 14:44:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The bonus point should be safe as well – Sunwolves can’t score 3 tries in 3 minutes

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.02.19 14:44:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Love the start of the season, sharks usually start slow and rusty, this isn’t polished, but man oh man an away win this convincingly for the first game. Well done gents, well done

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.02.19 14:45:58 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 57) : These are the banana peel games we used to loose in the past

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.02.19 14:47:20 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Some heavy hits by Ward and Nkosi

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.02.19 14:48:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 58) : Zero arguments

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.02.19 14:50:38 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Bonus point in the bag – perfect result on the score board.

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.02.19 14:51:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Possible log leaders for the weekend, hopefully a taste of things to come

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.02.19 14:56:27 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Good first game by the boys, smash those Blues next week????

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.02.19 14:58:05 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 46) : You are such a pre mature ejaculator,go change your pants you sheep

  • Comment 64, posted at 16.02.19 15:29:27 by The hound Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 63) : decent game, we did well in the second half.

    I was impressed with Tyler Paul once again

    Dan did well

    Van Vuuren Actually played well as a flanker

    Fassi had a tough first half but grow into the game in the second

    Ryno Smith had a solid cameo

    Real test next week, let’s keep our feet on the ground

  • Comment 65, posted at 16.02.19 16:48:02 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Six Tries ,three in each half, an overseas win, bonus point victory and 45 points scored.
    Anyone not impressed by this doesn’t belong on these pages.

  • Comment 66, posted at 16.02.19 18:29:34 by The hound Reply
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  • Bulls are making the wp moaners look very average

  • Comment 67, posted at 16.02.19 18:46:34 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 21) : ha ha ha

  • Comment 68, posted at 16.02.19 20:27:39 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 67) : I’m going to repeat myself. These bulls are going to be one of, if not the biggest problem for us in the SA pool.

  • Comment 69, posted at 16.02.19 20:28:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I suspect the Jags will beat the lions later this evening

  • Comment 70, posted at 16.02.19 22:06:12 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Definitely a good enough start to the season to make me happy and keep me optimistic about our chances

  • Comment 71, posted at 17.02.19 08:56:38 by HeinF Reply

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  • Please give me some of that stuff you are smoking Greatsharksays. Please

  • Comment 72, posted at 17.02.19 13:55:47 by osbal Reply

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  • And rob jnr facial looks parow. Promise you no one looks like that in Belleville lol.

  • Comment 73, posted at 17.02.19 14:00:04 by osbal Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 69) : They definitely have been our new bogey team in superrugby the last few years, they did look good yesterday, but the stormers were absolutely nowhere also. One swallow doth not a season make, however the team spirit and enjoyment the boys showed on the field makes me believe this will be a better season for us

  • Comment 74, posted at 17.02.19 15:46:36 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @osbal (Comment 73) : Parow, Bellville, Durbanville…….all the same place. :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 75, posted at 18.02.19 08:26:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I was a bit concerned about this game and even more so after the first few minutes but very glad we managed to right the ship and get our heads in the game. 5 points is a job well done. If im honest it wasnt a very fluid performance and very similar to last year with lots of errors and no flow to our attack in the most part. I also though the Sunwolves faded very badly adn really should do better with the names on their teamsheet…but its almost like they just having a go and if it doesnt work then oh well…no heart to grind a win. Blues will be a tough test next week as they will be under pressure for a win

  • Comment 76, posted at 18.02.19 09:23:14 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 74) : Neither does one sharks game against Japan. However at this stage if the season we are all just predicting, so I stick by my prediction regarding the bulls. I think bar serious injury issues they will do well and especially be a hindrance to us. I don’t think stormers will be an issue and even the argies may require some time to pick up some steam.

  • Comment 77, posted at 18.02.19 09:40:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Didn’t see the whole game but 5 points on the road is a good result. Well done!

  • Comment 78, posted at 18.02.19 11:50:53 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Anyone know of any injuries picked up on the weekend? I thought when Am moved to 12 and Jeremy Ward came on we looked very good. Rhyno Smith seemed to try too hard but was clear he was given instructions to speed to game up etc. Buthelezi looks very fit and covers good groud but to be an effective loosie at this level he needs to put bigger hits in.

  • Comment 79, posted at 18.02.19 11:59:06 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 77) : More of an ex-Kiwi and SAFFA invitational team. The Japanese players in the Sunwolves team were vastly outnumbered by the foreign imports

  • Comment 80, posted at 18.02.19 12:00:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 79) : I think Buthelezi must try specialize as an open-side.

  • Comment 81, posted at 18.02.19 12:29:57 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 81) : He is traditionally a no.8 very much in the Whiteley mould. When he was at school his combo with scrumhalf Sanela Nohamba was lethal

  • Comment 82, posted at 18.02.19 12:34:53 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 82) : I know but the bit I have seen him play he seems to have good ability to get over the ball and not quite the link play of a Whiteley( who has had 10 years longer to develop it).

    I see him as more a Marcel Coetzee than a Whiteley but I suppose I need to see a lot more of him before making the call.

  • Comment 83, posted at 18.02.19 12:57:07 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • BTW Did anybody go and watch the cricket test at Kingsmead,what an amazing performance by Perera to win it for Sri Lanka. A bitter pill to swallow for the high flying South Africans but absolutely nothing can take away from one of the greatest, grittiest innings to win a game.

  • Comment 84, posted at 18.02.19 13:07:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 79) : You still want to move Am to the wing? He is the one player in midfield that creates space for the players around him – huge hand in both Nkosi and Mapimpi’s tries.

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 84) : I didn’t make the final day(Day 4) but saw a bit on TV and I think its great for cricket that you can still get one guy who refuses to go with the script and drags a team to victory. That is what sports is all about.

  • Comment 86, posted at 18.02.19 13:19:37 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 85) : The running lines and defense of Ward was god too. But yeh no denying Am did well. Esterhuizen was a bit of a square peg in a round hole on Saturday, Sharks didnt really know how to use him and he got in the way. But Esterhuizen can be really good when teams throw heavy traffic into the 10/12 channel. But yeh i thought Mapimpi was very average so id either move Am or even Ward there…Am for me as he has played there before

  • Comment 87, posted at 18.02.19 13:21:24 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 84) : Was a great innings and i think a much needed defeat for the Proteas who have been playing rubbish cricket and winning on wickets that should never be used for test cricket. So hoping for a wake up call but unlikely

  • Comment 88, posted at 18.02.19 13:22:48 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 88) : Exactly! I am all for using home conditions but the problems have been there for a while and scaring teams out was only going to last for so long. Kingsmead was the best cricket wicket we have seen in SA in a while and we lost to Srilanka. I was at 2 of the days play and it wasn’t like the ball was turning square. If anything it offered more lateral movement to the seamers.

  • Comment 89, posted at 18.02.19 13:39:00 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 87) : Am will be wasted on the wing. Our best centre combination looks to be Am at 12 and Ward at 13

  • Comment 90, posted at 18.02.19 13:39:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 90) : If the Sharks can keep the ball then yes i agree with Am/Ward. But if opposition teams are going to dominte possession then id go with Esterhuizen/Ward with Am on the wing instead of Mapimpi.
    Your thoughts on whether Rhyno Smith offers more than Curwin Bosch?

  • Comment 91, posted at 18.02.19 14:06:30 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 91) : At 10 or 15?

  • Comment 92, posted at 18.02.19 14:09:30 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 92) : I think Smith offers a bit more at 10, while Bosch would be preferable at 15

  • Comment 93, posted at 18.02.19 14:11:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 92) : @Bokhoring (Comment 93) : Thats the thing they both seen as the backup 10 but more of a 15. Suppose you have to throw Fassi into the mix as well when considering Smith and Bosch. For me between Bosch/Fassi/Smith id like to accomodate them all in a match day side but not sure if its possible.

  • Comment 94, posted at 18.02.19 14:31:52 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 86) : “That is what sports is all about.” exactly.

  • Comment 95, posted at 18.02.19 15:29:00 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 88) : @Byron Wright (Comment 89) : Being far away from Durban I watched it on tv and even the commentators mentioned that this was the best wicket prepared in South Africa for quiete a while. Faf, while praising Sri Lanka in Rapport, had a bit of a different view saying the wicket was “slow”. I guess having to play for 4 or 5 days must seem like hard work for the guys these days.

  • Comment 96, posted at 18.02.19 15:32:52 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Still on cricket, you can do much worse than to catch a Dolphins 50 over game (20/20), that batting and bowling lineup is made to entertain. I think they are playing in Paarl this week so must make a plan to catch them live.

  • Comment 97, posted at 18.02.19 15:35:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Barring Beast none of the other Sharks are regular Boks so will be interesting to see if its requested for any of them to be rested during super rugby

  • Comment 98, posted at 19.02.19 10:17:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 93) : Read an article by Mike Greenaway this morning, he reckons Bosch is fit and likely to start at fullback this weekend. Fassi will seemingly warm the bench.

  • Comment 99, posted at 19.02.19 10:18:59 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 99) : Mapimpi’s defense against those Blues wings is a concern, id prefer Fassi to start over him, even Mvovo

  • Comment 100, posted at 19.02.19 10:35:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • I hope Thomas is fit to bench.

  • Comment 101, posted at 19.02.19 14:06:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • My hopeful team vs Blues:
    1. Beast 2. Akker 3. Coenie 4. Botha 5. Andrews 6. Stringer 7. Paul 8. D DuPreez 9. Schreuder 10. R DuPreez 11. Fassi 12. Esterhuizen 13. Am 14. Nkosi 15. Bosch
    Bench: Schoeman, Van Vuuren, DuToit, Koegelenberg, Buthelezi, Wright, Smith, Ward

  • Comment 102, posted at 19.02.19 15:03:45 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 102) : Cant argue with most of your team, but I disagree with you on Fassi thought he took a huge knock on Saturday and then went missing,Mpimpi is a finisher, sure he’s not great on defence that’s why you need Andre there to make sure nobody gets to Mpimpi.We have a helluva game this weekend ,Sonny Bill and Ma Nonu,and the two Ionne’s that is a World Cup winning combination.Fassi and Bosch together against that lot might just be roadkill.Need to get Jeremy into the game as soon as possible, I think he and Andre are our best defence against that lot.

  • Comment 103, posted at 19.02.19 15:20:59 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 103) : I think Mapimpi is a good finisher but thats about it, so if Sharks can somehow keep the ball he is good to have. But the Sharks seem to prefer to play without the ball so then he is a liability (and so is Fassi as you say) so maybe someone like Mvovo on the wing may help contain their wingers. I think they like us are well aware of the midfield dangers so could see the midfield cancelling each other out with dummy runs and the ball going behind their backs. Im sure you have seen my comments about my personal preference for Esterhuizen and Ward in midfield with Am on the wing.

  • Comment 104, posted at 19.02.19 15:39:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 104) : It was somewhat shortsighted not having van Wyk in, he brings defense and Fassi can be used at fb as intended with Bosch moving up to 10 to give Rob a break at 60-65 min if all goes well. I agree Mapimpi is too weak on defense to face a strong running backline but then who are we kidding, so is Bosch. For my money I would keep Fassi to start at 15 put in a decent winger like v Wyk or mvovo and bring in Bosch and or Mapimpi on impact. This is going to be a footrace rather than a kicking battle most probably. So since Kobus is not in the tour squad then it’s probably mvovo?

  • Comment 105, posted at 19.02.19 16:19:08 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 105) : Game is in Durban

  • Comment 106, posted at 19.02.19 19:44:45 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 106) : Oops so it is. Don’t know why I thought otherwise. Still Kobus isn’t in the matchday is he?

  • Comment 107, posted at 20.02.19 05:51:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 107) : why he isn’t or why he’s overlooked so often 1. Boggles the mind and 2. Is a tragedy.

  • Comment 108, posted at 20.02.19 06:49:59 by Hulk Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 105) : Barring the tour thing :mrgreen: yes you definitely make a good point.

  • Comment 109, posted at 20.02.19 08:28:22 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 109) : Yup haven’t been paying attention to the locations just the dates. Actually haven’t been able to catch one game till now hopefully I can see Saturdays match.

  • Comment 110, posted at 20.02.19 08:35:55 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 110) : Live games that is.

  • Comment 111, posted at 20.02.19 08:36:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • On a completely different note, there’s going to be a new, upgraded version of the Bell r/c truck to take the tee onto the field this season. Can’t wait! I believe I’ve been booked for either the Reds or the Jaguares game…

  • Comment 112, posted at 20.02.19 22:30:15 by Karl Reply

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  • And on another unrelated note, I see that Nico Lee has been suspended for 13 game weeks for clearing the contents of his nose onto Colby Fainga’a… Classy bunch, those Cheetahs!

  • Comment 113, posted at 20.02.19 23:03:21 by Karl Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 113) : :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 114, posted at 21.02.19 12:28:58 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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