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Bosch on the bench


Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Super Rugby on 21 Feb 2019 at 11:43

Rob Sr has stuck with pretty much the same team as last week, apart for Thomas du Toit and Curwin Bosch replacing Khutha Mchunu and Rhyno Smith on the bench.

The Sharks will always rock up mentally for games against the Kiwi teams. Expect a cracker.

It starts at 15:00 – so the old H factor is bound to show up to place a damper on adventurous play. Once the Sharks shook off the early season rust, they did reasonably well in keeping the ball in Singapore in the 31 degree heat and humidity. They will have to limit mistakes and reorganize defensively when needed. This Blues team has the players to punish you from anywhere on the field.

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15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Rob du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (c), 8 Dan du Preez, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Jacques Vermeulen, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Hyron Andrews, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Akker van Merwe, Tendai Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Kerron van Vuuren, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Gideon Koegelenberg, 20 Phendulani Buthelezi, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Jeremy Ward, 23 Curwin Bosch.



159 Comments

  • Same as I said last week. Very excited about this team. I think we have huge amounts of talent to take us far in this years competition. All will rely on our composure in close games. I fully believe that we can go all the way depending on our consistency. We need another big performance this week especially as it’s in the tank. We need to win all our home games for starters and a couple of local derbies away to stand any chance. Reiko vs Sbu is gonna be huge. Dan vs Akira, Akker vs Parsons, Rob vs Otere, Andre vs Sonny bill all over the park are mini tussles we have to win. Depriving any Kiwi team of fast clean ball makes them less dangerous. Depriving any team actually. So we have the team, we have the structures, coaching staff and fan base to make it all the way. Go Sharks!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.02.19 12:44:11 by Fox Reply
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  • I wish I was in Durban this weekend.

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.02.19 12:52:08 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Why cant SANZAR get it into their heads to schedule Durban games as late as possible at this time of year. People pay good money to watch the game so try and make it as conducive to the players putting on a spectacle for us.

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.02.19 12:54:52 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Good sharks side selected, although feel a bit for Rhyno Smith. Lets hope there is more consistency than last year as its a very tough Blues side on paper so lets see what happens at 3pm.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.02.19 13:07:06 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 3) : Agree. 17:00 / 19:00 kick off at this time of year would be best.

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.02.19 13:25:26 by sudhir Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : I hope we rotate more this year as I feel we have some good depth in certain positions. Rob Sr did mention that he wants to rotate more but he’s said that before and didn’t follow through.

    I’m guessing it will depend how we do during the season, if we do well and build up some good points on the log then I think he won’t feel he needs to play his strongest 15 week after week.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.02.19 14:02:29 by Quintin Reply

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  • Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
    Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa), Griffon Colby (South Africa)
    TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
    Somebody please explain to me please how the fuck do we have a New Zealand ref in our home game against New Zealand opposition.

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.02.19 14:08:55 by The hound Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 6) : Rotation will in the most part only be as a result of injuries i beleive.

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.02.19 14:23:57 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 7) : Apparently super rugby coaches all agreed they want the best ref appointed irrespective of where from, so ya

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.02.19 14:25:50 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 7) : @SheldonK (Comment 9) : Well some Safa refs have been guilty in the past of trying to not look biased by going against the SA teams in matches so I don’t really mind it, as long as there is consistency in the calls being made.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.02.19 14:30:34 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 10) : Most safa refs would do even more damage due to incompetence and bias. So I agree we haven’t really lost anything here.

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.02.19 16:49:09 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 11) : And can’t really count many safa refs who would favor the sharks no matter who the competition. In one way this is a good thing as we have no dependency on “good” ref relationships.

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.02.19 16:51:14 by coolfusion Reply

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  • With the 3pm kickoff i reckon we can expect quite a few box kicks and up and unders to test catching the slippery ball. So those of us watching the game lets get that frustration out the way now so that we dont spill our beers on game day :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.02.19 09:15:01 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Excited for tomorrows game! I expect to see some nice big hits by the boys.

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.02.19 13:13:34 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • I hope we can get out of the starting blocks early and keep pressure on them.

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.02.19 18:10:16 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Sharks by 25.

    Going to make the Ioane sisters cry.

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.02.19 15:05:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Great balls skills by Am and Fassi. Good try! Rob makes a hash of the conversion though.

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.02.19 15:15:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Am surely is the best 13 in the country today, he is really causing problems for the blues

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.02.19 15:16:09 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Lovely pressure from sharks results in another try

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.02.19 15:22:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • How was that a knock on? The ball was ripped from his hands

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.02.19 15:39:47 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • That looked painful! Hope Nkosi is OK

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.02.19 15:44:48 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 21) : I was just out of the room when that happened…my son told me about it…what happened?

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.02.19 15:49:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Yellow card surely?

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.02.19 15:50:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • Coenie almost decapitated.

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.02.19 15:50:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • How can that neck roll be a penalty only?!?!?

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.02.19 15:52:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ioane being a twat as well. :roll:

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.02.19 15:52:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • What kick? Coenie is an angel.

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.02.19 15:53:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 25) : Yellow at least imo.

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.02.19 15:53:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • How on God’s green earth is that not a yellow?!

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.02.19 15:53:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : definitely…

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.02.19 15:54:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks need to score now

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.02.19 15:55:25 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 5 min wait for that just play on man

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.02.19 15:55:49 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • And Rob scores

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.02.19 15:56:03 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • It is incredibly hot and humid…and the Sharks have been much better than the Blues…

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.02.19 15:56:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Finally. Hopefully Sharks put them to the sword in the second half.

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.02.19 15:56:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • Try tiiiiime!!!

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.02.19 15:56:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 19-0

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.02.19 15:57:01 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Fuck boys you make proud. Let’s go for the bonus.

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.02.19 15:59:04 by osbal Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 22) : Sbu drove into the tackle head down, unfortunately Ruan Botha was just on the other side of the tackler so Sbu ended up driving his head right into Ruan’s abs

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.02.19 15:59:10 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 35) : Or sooner…

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.02.19 15:59:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • @osbal (Comment 38) : Already have one. As long as the Blues kept tryless

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.02.19 16:01:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • For a change the Sharks handling the humidity better than the other team

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.02.19 16:03:45 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 42) : yup…

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.02.19 16:06:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Mapimpi is having a great game so far

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.02.19 16:09:49 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bosch stuffs up a certain try

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.02.19 16:18:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bosch butchers a try scoring opportunity. :roll:

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.02.19 16:18:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • Brave breakout from the Sharks though

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.02.19 16:19:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • How did Bosch chuck away that try?!

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.02.19 16:20:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 47) : just lovely to see…

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.02.19 16:20:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jeepers, but Bosch has pace!!

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.02.19 16:22:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks outside backs are lethal on the counter – just needs composure

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.02.19 16:22:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Loving our counter attacks!!!

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.02.19 16:22:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Mistakes at vital timed but love the intent

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.02.19 16:24:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And another one….

    Could be a massacre if Sharks could just finish.

    Impressive non the less. Especially Am. :cool:

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.02.19 16:24:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sharks all over the Blues…but another try butchered…Esterhuizen with the knock…
    I love how much we are creating though…

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.02.19 16:25:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 54) : brilliant…

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.02.19 16:25:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jacques vermeulen is motm in my opinion

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.02.19 16:26:12 by osbal Reply

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  • How can Sonny-Girl Williams have both forearms on the ground and ref goes, ja-no no problem, fair turnover? :roll:

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.02.19 16:28:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • Takes the Blues 55 minutes to score. Too many mistakes creeping into Sharks game

  • Comment 59, posted at 23.02.19 16:35:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Or maybe not. Sharks player held back

  • Comment 60, posted at 23.02.19 16:36:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Well done tmo

  • Comment 61, posted at 23.02.19 16:37:45 by osbal Reply

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  • Playing a dangerous game with the blues in the second half

  • Comment 62, posted at 23.02.19 16:38:41 by osbal Reply

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  • Akker does well to grab a loose ball but then throws it away with a pass to nowhere

  • Comment 63, posted at 23.02.19 16:40:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 61 minutes for the Blues to score. Sharks needs to be careful

  • Comment 64, posted at 23.02.19 16:42:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 19-7

  • Comment 65, posted at 23.02.19 16:42:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Curwin Bosch, the world’s only breathing speedbump

  • Comment 66, posted at 23.02.19 16:43:41 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Atleast we have not lost our identity , one half heroes

  • Comment 67, posted at 23.02.19 16:44:18 by John Reply

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  • Blues finding gaps in the Sharks defense

  • Comment 68, posted at 23.02.19 16:44:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • C’mon Sharks. :roll:

    Better not throw this away. :evil:

  • Comment 69, posted at 23.02.19 16:45:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sharks should have been 30 points ahead by now. :|

  • Comment 70, posted at 23.02.19 16:46:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • Botha gets yellow. Ref did warn him

  • Comment 71, posted at 23.02.19 16:48:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 70) : True , atleast two tries not taken .

  • Comment 72, posted at 23.02.19 16:48:32 by John Reply

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  • Sharks get a bit of breathing space

  • Comment 73, posted at 23.02.19 16:50:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • How are we playing? Waiting for a plane

  • Comment 74, posted at 23.02.19 16:52:54 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 74) : First half excellent. Second half pretty poor

  • Comment 75, posted at 23.02.19 16:54:05 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @John (Comment 72) : At least…

  • Comment 76, posted at 23.02.19 16:54:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 4 mins to defend 12 points

  • Comment 77, posted at 23.02.19 16:57:13 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Any chance of a bonus point or are we holding on for a win?

  • Comment 78, posted at 23.02.19 16:57:15 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 78) : If we can score a try can regain the bonus. However all Blues at the moment

  • Comment 79, posted at 23.02.19 16:58:07 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @byron (Comment 74) : Good first 55 minutes…3 tries and 3 clear chances butchered…and then loooots of mistakes in the last 20 minutes…

  • Comment 80, posted at 23.02.19 16:58:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That should have been a Sharks penalty!!!

  • Comment 81, posted at 23.02.19 16:58:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ref turns down TMO call on ball kicked out of Cams hands

  • Comment 82, posted at 23.02.19 16:59:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Lekker Bosch.

  • Comment 83, posted at 23.02.19 16:59:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • That is pathetic…the TMO saysball kicked out of scrummies hand…ref says he’s happy…

  • Comment 84, posted at 23.02.19 17:00:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Bosch scores a vital intercept try. BP back. All forgiven

  • Comment 85, posted at 23.02.19 17:00:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 82) : Justice prevailed in the end with Bosch intercept. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 86, posted at 23.02.19 17:00:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • Tryyyyyyyyy…bonus point and justice all in one!!!!

  • Comment 87, posted at 23.02.19 17:00:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Thats the best result we could have hoped for … jetlag for last 20 minutes

  • Comment 88, posted at 23.02.19 17:01:04 by byron Reply

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  • 26-7.

  • Comment 89, posted at 23.02.19 17:01:06 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Ref has been a kiwi at best, blind justice

  • Comment 90, posted at 23.02.19 17:01:21 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Bonus point wiiiiiin!!!!

  • Comment 91, posted at 23.02.19 17:01:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 2 bonus points in 2 consecutive games, well done boys

  • Comment 92, posted at 23.02.19 17:04:25 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Two overseas team wins …great start

  • Comment 93, posted at 23.02.19 17:08:11 by byron Reply

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  • I m happy with this performance. We hashed about 4 lineouts by my count but defence on the line was superb and we capitalized well. I’d give this one a 7.5 out of 10. Only marred by some overeagerness here and there and lineouts. Well done sharks very positive run…

  • Comment 94, posted at 23.02.19 17:16:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @John (Comment 72) : 3 by my count. But Mapimpi looking much better than expected. I hope Nkosi is ok, it looked low speed low impact so maybe just precautionary.

  • Comment 95, posted at 23.02.19 17:18:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 25) : Yes and a definite knee to the ribs after that. Very suspect..

  • Comment 96, posted at 23.02.19 17:19:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Honestly, Williams tried versa hard to keep Blues close. Poor referee. Ward is a monster on defense. Bosch is a magician when you least expect it.

  • Comment 97, posted at 23.02.19 17:19:42 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • I almost choked on my beer seeing that scrummy put the ball back into the scrum. Ref would have “missed” that one for sure.

  • Comment 98, posted at 23.02.19 17:21:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 97) : Especially in the last 30 mins

  • Comment 99, posted at 23.02.19 17:22:27 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 97) : Unfortunately he usually wastes 2 opportunities before he does magic

  • Comment 100, posted at 23.02.19 17:23:36 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 100) : But for some indecision he would have been two tries so I cannot fault him at all for today. He subbed very well.

  • Comment 101, posted at 23.02.19 17:36:51 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Sharks were quick of the mark and contained scoring even past halftime in my book that’s a “very” well done in any teams book.

  • Comment 102, posted at 23.02.19 17:38:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 101) : Unfortunately that no look pass that butchers tries, has happened 6 or 7 times before this game

  • Comment 103, posted at 23.02.19 18:01:15 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 103) : It was more of an indecision to kick or pass in my view. The no look was a result of that.

  • Comment 104, posted at 23.02.19 18:05:41 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I’m very happy! Everyone was talking about how the big Blues wingers would upstage Mapimpi and Fassi…it didn’t happen. We outplayed the for large parts of the game, created plenty of good opportunities and outscored a New Zealand side 4 tries to 1. On the down side we are still wasting plenty of opportunities and we missed a couple of lineout, (though the rest of the time they were very solid). But it’s been a very good start. Two games, 10 points…brilliant!

  • Comment 105, posted at 23.02.19 18:05:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 105) : Agree. On the whole some very positive aspects. Good communication too.

  • Comment 106, posted at 23.02.19 18:06:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 105) : What this team is doing currently in spite of the missed opportunities is winning and winning well, last sharks team that did this was the 2007 squad. Very encouraging signs, though only 2 games in. But 10 log points after 2 games is phenomenal

  • Comment 107, posted at 23.02.19 18:09:29 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 107) : Agree 100% and winning breeds winning. Also I can’t say enough about that phenomenal defense on the line.

  • Comment 108, posted at 23.02.19 18:17:27 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I would stack this begin of season up against an end of season sharks team easily

  • Comment 109, posted at 23.02.19 18:31:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 109) : Let’s hope it stays that way and builds.

  • Comment 110, posted at 23.02.19 18:45:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 110) : the stormers beating the lions at Newlands actually helps us, as now our players won’t subconsciously under estimate the stormers, I know the counter argument is that players are professional and they should be going full on against every opponent but some how we tend to get unstuck when we are big favorites to win a game as we would have been had the stormers lost their second game in a row.

    We will still be favorites to win at kings park next Saturday, but hopefully we come away with another in

    Really encouraged by today’s performances

    Last week we had a poor first half and a great second

    This week the other way around

    Great defense today though

    Am is worth he weight in gold on attack and defense.

    I really hope Nkosi is OK

    Any idea when the Super Sport Rugby Challenge starts this year? Eager to see the second team play

  • Comment 111, posted at 23.02.19 19:54:03 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Excellent win! The only downside was Sbu’s injury and AE’s ball handling. He was really poor last week and was a bit iffy today!

  • Comment 112, posted at 23.02.19 19:54:11 by dawj Reply

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  • Great feeling to say top of the logs. Hope it continues.

  • Comment 113, posted at 23.02.19 20:15:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 111) : It also helps that the Stormers have restricted the Lions to gaining only 1 log point.

  • Comment 114, posted at 23.02.19 20:15:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @dawj (Comment 112) : Those errors we’re very few in the overall game. He also looks good on the boot and the hit ups. I don’t think that’s any cause for concern actually.

  • Comment 115, posted at 23.02.19 20:17:18 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @comment115: Perhaps i’m being too judgemental. Let’s see for the next game!

  • Comment 116, posted at 23.02.19 21:04:06 by dawj Reply

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  • Soooo…that was a weekend full of perfect results for the Sharks! I hope that it results in BELIEF and not overconfidence in the team. Well done, men!

  • Comment 117, posted at 24.02.19 06:22:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I am amazed at how few people on here in the papers and on T.V failed to take the 32 degree heat and 90% humidity into account .
    When it was an effort to just watch from the stands make allowances for the occasional dropped pass.
    The authorities who run and schedule rugby in Durban are clueless, it doesn’t take rocket surgeon to conclude that the later you play rugby in the summer the better.
    A player is going to have die on the field from heat exhaustion before these morons wake up.
    Why couldn’t the Cape Town game have been played first.Both teams were trying to play on the shaded side of the field, which would have been entirely in the shade an hour later.I think the game should have been in the evening.
    Secondly the NewZealand ref was incredibly biased enough said but he was a neutral compared to the blatantly crooked performance of the Stormers player 23 Egon Seconds,disgraceful.I hope that a little sanity prevails next week and the Stormers don’t arrive with their travelling referee.
    Other than that fantastic performance by the Sharks in fact so good that ”Great Skark says” fuck all .

  • Comment 118, posted at 24.02.19 10:56:39 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 118) : Well said Hound. Agree with you totally. It amazes me how biased some reporters are. “Swys after
    Newlands cliffhanger”. That was the most boring game since the sharks VS waratahs a couple years back. Yet the headline for the sharks reads “sharks outlast blues”. WTF. Give credit where it is due. Well done Sharks. Black and white forever nothing else matters.

  • Comment 119, posted at 24.02.19 12:32:26 by sudhir Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 118) : Man, how utterly kak was Seconds? Did anyone else see that Stormers reserve 9 kick Marx’s head in the dying minutes? Lions looked like they tried their best to give the Stormers a win, but they didn’t look like they wanted the win either… The lady anchor afterwards said it was a smash and grab. More like see a R50 lying on the pavement, stand around for 80 minutes to see if anyone comes to claim it and eventually, very reluctantly, walk away with it

  • Comment 120, posted at 24.02.19 16:27:45 by Karl Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 120) : Can we not maybe get Mark Andrews or Jeremy Thompson into reffing to steal us a win when we’re going through a slump? Or maybe once Beast retires?

  • Comment 121, posted at 24.02.19 16:29:55 by Karl Reply

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  • My wife and I were at the game on the lower east stand and oh my word it was absolutely boiling in the sun. Thankfully for the ice cold beer to keep me hydrated. I agree with Hound on this. I was sitting down and sweating so I can only imagine how the players must have felt. And even in the boiling heat we played with such intent and flair. Anyone who was there would know how great a win this was in those conditions. Yes the ref was kak but for once we didn’t complain all game long and actually played his biased blowing out of the game, now this is a real testament to how far we have come. As for Egon Seconds, he should really not be anywhere near a rugby field. He was super shocking and although the Stormers win helped us on the log, it was really unfair on the Lions to leave Newlands without a win. Coupled with the Jaguares win over the Bulls, we are looking good this far. From our side I thought every single player played well and it was a great team effort.

  • Comment 122, posted at 24.02.19 20:11:55 by Fox Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 118) : @Fox (Comment 122) : don’t know if I’m just conditioned to bad reffing but for me he was not that bad. Made a couple of mistakes but to both sides. One example is the Sharks driving from line outs (when Akker scored his try) where the back join and just shift past the ball carrier instead of the ball being passed back to them! So like I said for me he was not that bad.
    As for the heat it is just ridiculous for Sharks games to start at 15h00 in the summer! Also don’t know why this weeks Stormers game is not in Cape Town with the return game being in Durban as I do believe it will result in better rugby and will also be safer for the players!

  • Comment 123, posted at 25.02.19 09:26:15 by JD Reply
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  • Great result from the Sharks. It was bladdy hot and that really is a tough Blues side. So to get 5pts from that is really great stuff. Really hope we can get as many points at home as possible and then burgle as many away as we can.

  • Comment 124, posted at 25.02.19 10:33:05 by SheldonK Reply

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  • It is actually laughable how hard it is for SA media to say nice things about the Sharks;

    “If there is one thing you can be sure of in Vodacom Super Rugby it is that the Crusaders will be the exception to any rule. Which is what they have been so far.

    Cell C Sharks fans might beg to differ because their team is the other remaining unbeaten team in the competition after two rounds, but that is not what we are talking about. What makes the Crusaders special is not that they have won their two games, but that they have done so with key experienced players missing. The side that smashed the Hurricanes this past weekend was without Sam Whitelock and Kieran Read just for a start, plus many others.

    It’s not the first time that the Crusaders have managed to thrive while not at full muster and their ability to do that might be one of the reasons that their coach, Scott Robertson, has been given a contract extension before the new season has even properly gained any kind of momentum.

    The Sharks are missing Jean-Luc du Preez at present and there shouldn’t be any denying that he is a big player to miss. Du Preez, who will return from injury in six weeks, is a special talent.

    But the Durbanites have all their other top players present, and it has helped them make a fast start to the season, with two bonus point wins putting them on the top of the overall log after a bizarre two rounds which have seen some surprising results.”

    https://www.supersport.com/rugby/super-rugby/news/190225_Bizarre_results_but_they_do_make_sense

  • Comment 125, posted at 25.02.19 11:39:13 by Nostraseth Reply
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  • A really good win, and now that you guys that were there have explained how hot and humid it really was, then even more so.

  • Comment 126, posted at 25.02.19 11:42:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • As for the ref, the moment of the game to me must have been when he chose to ignore the TMO about clear foul play when the Blues player kicked the ball out of Whites hands and decided to rather advantage his country men by giving them the scrum in our quarter on for Bosh to intercept and score us a bonus point try. Egg on the face moment that.

  • Comment 127, posted at 25.02.19 11:45:20 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Nostraseth (Comment 125) : Someone should remind the writer of that piece that had the Blues kicked decently last week the Crusaders would now be 1 from 2.

  • Comment 128, posted at 25.02.19 11:48:43 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • And as for Egon Seconds……

    I said it last year during the Bull vs WP Currie Cup semi, “Skelm Seconds Skelm”

  • Comment 129, posted at 25.02.19 12:10:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Karl (Comment 120) : I saw that kick (though not sure it was to the head), everyone saw the kick yet no one was willing to mention it – why? Mallet, rightly, took seconds regarding Marx being penalized and yet said not a word about the kick that took place at the same time.

  • Comment 130, posted at 25.02.19 12:15:19 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • New Zealander Paul Williams can ref us every week if it mean we score 4 tries and take away 5pts :cool:

  • Comment 131, posted at 25.02.19 12:24:23 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Its mesmerizing how you guys are bemoaning the rugby kick off in Durban, so easily forget how its been for years on end, all these games used to be played at 5 or 7 pm and it was always a shitty affair as no one could keep the ball in hand with the dew coming down. With the earlier kick off we see a better game and one can actually take the kids to the games which is great.

  • Comment 132, posted at 25.02.19 12:51:29 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • When last did a Sharks team manage to score 10 tries in 2 games played in severe heat and humidity?

  • Comment 133, posted at 25.02.19 12:54:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 133) : must be years ago!

  • Comment 134, posted at 25.02.19 13:11:28 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 134) : Probably more if you went with when last in the first 2 super rugby games

  • Comment 135, posted at 25.02.19 13:49:32 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 132) : Playing rugby at that level in that heat is extremely dangerous and unnecessary, rest my case .
    As for the New Zealand ref well when he refused to penalise the Blues hooker for the violent neck choke hold on Coenie even when the T.M.O drew his attention to it he showed his true colours that was a card offence, red in a lot of peoples opinion.
    Coenie spent the best part of last season sidelined with a neck injury, this idiot almost put him out again.Coenie is a real key to our success,and I think if begets back into top contention he is amongst the best in the world

  • Comment 136, posted at 25.02.19 14:10:48 by The hound Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 130) : No, it was to Marx’s arm, but went completely unpunished. My comment about the head was, had it been a kick to the head, no matter how softly, he would have faced a ban, surely. And even though the kick to the arm could not have caused injury, it was taunting from the WP 9

  • Comment 137, posted at 25.02.19 14:31:16 by Karl Reply

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  • Ag flip man, News24 report, Rob du Preez joining Sale Sharks at end of SR. 3 year deal. Happy news for Bosch.

  • Comment 138, posted at 25.02.19 14:50:58 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 138) : Yeh Sharks just lost their only flyhalf after Super rugby…Bosch will play open gates at flyhalf, must stick to fullback

  • Comment 139, posted at 25.02.19 14:58:46 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 138) : Rhyno Smith should also smile he looked amazing at 10 with the warm up games

  • Comment 140, posted at 25.02.19 15:14:03 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 138) : Flip! Does anyone know what the u21 flyhalf stocks are looking like? Bosch and Smith look okay, but for me, we HAVE to have a physical 10 to be successful. I can’t remember when we’ve been successful without one… Thinking of Lem, Butch, Frans and now Rob. Good for him though…

  • Comment 141, posted at 25.02.19 15:19:04 by Karl Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 140) : I like them both but neither of them would have been able to pull off that powerdrive try between the sticks Saturday. Smith has all the character and heart but lacks the body, Bosch still needs a bit of backbone in defense.

  • Comment 142, posted at 25.02.19 17:45:50 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 133) : If I’m not mistaken I think the last time we did that was 2014, the Jake White year. We started that season on fire scoring 4 try bonus points for the first 4 games (if i remember correctly) but then Lambie got injured and the shift of Steyn to 10 stunted our attacking game and our game dynamic changed.

  • Comment 143, posted at 26.02.19 07:44:49 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 141) : Perhaps he’s not huge but Ben10 showed immense courage and seemed to dominate tackles in his brief period at the Sharks and I would like to see him return.

  • Comment 144, posted at 26.02.19 07:46:11 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 137) : I think a kick to anything is a card offence, to the face red.

  • Comment 145, posted at 26.02.19 08:45:05 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 145) : even kicking the ball in open play :cool:

  • Comment 146, posted at 26.02.19 09:02:18 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 145) : Kicks that miss?

  • Comment 147, posted at 26.02.19 09:40:30 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 142) : Smith is that half a yard quicker off the mark than rdp he possibly could have scored their. I’m not a Bosch fan at all, personally I think he is a little bit too scared of contact for this level. But hey you can never be everything to everyone

  • Comment 148, posted at 26.02.19 12:08:36 by jdolivier Reply

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  • *there

  • Comment 149, posted at 26.02.19 12:09:41 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Im going to make a fairly big call here and say that his career is currently stalling and there is now a gap with RDP leaving so Cameron Wright should look to transition to 10 at the Sharks! Bosch is a 15 not a 10 and Smith is a good impact player but is not a stable option.

  • Comment 150, posted at 26.02.19 12:22:23 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 150) : But is Wright a 10 or would he be a 9 converted to 10?

  • Comment 151, posted at 26.02.19 12:54:54 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 151) : He has played 9 throughout his career barring the odd game i believe. I looked at the so called 10s remaining and made that call

  • Comment 152, posted at 26.02.19 13:06:17 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 150) : Could be an interesting experiment for the CC.

  • Comment 153, posted at 26.02.19 15:56:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 153) : Will be interesting to see who is left by the time that rolls around

  • Comment 154, posted at 26.02.19 16:01:01 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Another option i think should work is to have a guy like AE at 10 and Smith or Bosch at 15. AE controls 1st phase play, with the FH and FB alternating throughout the phases as they see fit. That way, if AE takes the ball into contact, FB joins at 10, instead of the status quo of either pick and go or crash ball off 9. It would speed the game up a lot and could be difficult to defend against. Also, then you don’t have just the one style of playmaker at FH the entire game.

  • Comment 155, posted at 26.02.19 17:53:20 by Karl Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 154) : So true

  • Comment 156, posted at 26.02.19 18:07:30 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Karl (Comment 155) : I haven’t been a fan of the André at 10 theory as I feel it’ll yield similar results as Frans Steyn there but this suggestion sorts much of that problem whilst still giving us that André/Am/Ward combination that should be next to impossible to breach.

  • Comment 157, posted at 26.02.19 19:29:49 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 157) : No doubt those 3 would attract a lot of attention from defenders and maybe even free up our speedsters on the outside…

  • Comment 158, posted at 26.02.19 20:27:32 by Karl Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 150) : @Hulk (Comment 151) : @Bokhoring (Comment 153) : @Karl (Comment 155) : like I said in another article time to get Benhard Janse v Rensburg back in Durban!!!

  • Comment 159, posted at 26.02.19 22:00:47 by JD Reply
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