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Sharks team to face the Lions


Written by Jan Dyman (JD)

Posted in :Sharks, Super Rugby on 2 Apr 2019 at 15:32

The Cell C Sharks team to face the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg (on Friday night 5 April at 19h10) shows minimal changes to from the side that narrowly lost to the Bulls.

In the forwards Kerron van Vuuren starts in place of Akker van der Merwe that will be starting his three-week suspension. This has necessitated a change on the bench where Fez Mbatha comes in as cover at hooker.

At fullback Curwin Bosch and Aphelele Fassi exchanges jerseys with Bosch wearing the no 15 jersey.

On the bench, Juan Schoeman comes in for Khutha Mchunu while JJ van der Mescht replaces Gideon Koegelenberg as cover at lock.

The Beast will start the match and make national history when he becomes the most capped South African rugby player in the competition. This will be his 157th appearance, overtaking the former record-holder Adriaan Strauss.

 

Cell C Sharks

1. Beast Mtawarira
2. Kerron van Vuuren
3. Coenie Oosthuizen
4. Ruben van Heerden
5. Hyron Andrews
6. Luke Stringer
7. Jacques Vermeulen
8. Daniel du Preez
9. Louis Schreuder (C)
10. Robert du Preez
11. Makazole Mapimpi
12. Andre Esterhuizen
13. Lukhanyo Am
14. Lwazi Mvovo
15. Curwin Bosch

Replacements
16. Fez Mbatha
17. Juan Schoeman
18. Thomas du Toit
19. JJ van der Mescht
20. Philip van der Walt
21. Grant Williams
22. Kobus van Wyk
23. Aphelele Fassi



227 Comments

  • What’s up with Sbu?!

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.04.19 17:33:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Not surprised and not pleased. I am glad Van Der Mescht is on the bench and Mbatha because we need to start looking at the players who going to be left for next year

    Will be nice to see the boys score some tries though because the lions cant defend at all.

    I see Frans Steyn is looking to go to the Cheetahs next season.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.04.19 15:45:50 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Emirates Lions: Andries Coetzee, Tyrone Green, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Lionel Mapoe, Courtnall Skosan, Elton Jantjies, Ross Cronje, Ruan Vermaak, Cyle Brink, Marnus Schoeman, Marvin Orie, Rhyno Herbst, Carlu Sadie, Malcolm Marx (capt), Sti Sithole.

    Reserves: Jan-Henning Campher, Nathan McBeth, Frans van Wyk, Wilhelm van der Sluys, Stephan Lewies, Nic Groom, Hacjivah Dayimani, Sylvian Mahuza/Wandisile Simelane.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.04.19 15:48:16 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 3) : Carrying a niggle I suspect 2 games, 2 head knocks. Hopefully a precautionary measure

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.04.19 16:42:28 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 3) : Cyle Brink adds a lot of muscle to their trio – was the in-form blindside in SA when he got injured at the Bok camp last year. That is actually a pretty decent Lions team.

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.04.19 18:02:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I think the call of nepotism is a bit harsh…

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.04.19 18:21:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 7) : yes it may be harsh but the problem is if the other players in the team start to belief that there is nepotism!

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.04.19 18:26:28 by JD Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 6) : yes he’s a good player! Sharks better go onto “we’re playing a NZ team” mode if they want to beat this Lions team!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.04.19 18:28:35 by JD Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 4) : While I’m inclined to agree with you based on Rdp Jr recent performances I think we need to stop and see the reality. Bosch and Rob jnr are the only flyhaves we have. Ryno Smith blew his chances against the Bulls so our back up resources in this area are zero. Need to sign a quality fly half on loan /permanent asap. If 1of Rob or Bosch pick up a injury we will be in dire straight. I think this might be the reason why he’s still starting or you are right about the nepotism. Either way another fly half is needed.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.04.19 18:33:16 by sudhir Reply

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  • Get Ben 10 back or Stander from Stormers. Or look at the pumas for a loan deal.

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.04.19 18:37:51 by sudhir Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 8) : I get that…I just think at least we need to be more careful with that accusation. RdP was, by all accounts, poor on Saturday…but just a few weeks ago we were all singing his praises. I still think he brings more to the table than Bosch at the moment. I want to see him rotated out, but RdP is still my pick. It’s fine that people see it differently, but I do get RdP Sr picking him…if that is the case then it is not nepotism even if we want to call it that…so let’s go a touch more carefully on what is tricky ground…that’s all…

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.04.19 18:46:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 12) : yes for sure! But when coaching your children you will always be in line to be accused of nepotism especially if they have one or two bad games!

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.04.19 20:10:07 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 12) : Ja look I think in his best interest his dad needs to bench or rotate him. Fatigue combined with one if the biggest moves he has ever made in his life all breaking his focus. Maybe two games where he comes off the bench and just enjoy his game again. That could help any if our players to regain some form and mental fortitude.

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.04.19 20:17:28 by coolfusion Reply

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  • SSRC (16:00):
    Xerox Golden Lions vs Cell C Sharks (friendly): 15 Shaun Reynolds; 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Franco Naude, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Stean Pienaar; 10 Gianni Lombard, 9 Bradley Thain; 8 Jo-Hanko de Villiers, 7 PJ Steenkamp, 6 James Venter, 5 Darrien-Lane Landsberg, 4 Ruben Schoeman, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Danie Mienie.
    Reserves: 16 Pieter Jansen, 17 Leo Kruger, 18 Chergin Fillies, 19 Cristen van Niekerk, 20 MJ Pelser, 21 Mandisi Mthiyane, 22 Tinus Combrink, 23 Jeanluc Cilliers, 24 Eddie Fouche, 25 Madosha Tambwe, 26 Jan-Louis La Grange

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.04.19 21:01:47 by Baylion Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 10) : Just throwing it out there, Carlos Spencer uses Esterhuizen as a fly half, maybe just maybe we should challenge the status quo when jem and louw are back and give him a run, couldn’t be worse than Rob jnr on current form

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.04.19 21:17:29 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 14) : Yours is the most sane evaluation of the situation yet

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.04.19 21:19:03 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 14) : yup, I can agree with that…

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.04.19 22:30:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 13) : Sure…doesn’t make it right though…
    Anyway, I’m happy to leave it there…
    I’m actually looking forward to Saturday’s game…let’s see what happens…

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.04.19 22:31:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 19) : See the problem with the passionate supporters on this site is that if Snr were to rest Jnr and start Bosch, the moment Bosch is exposed defensively, they will all be screaming about how Snr “rested” his son because of nepotism. :mrgreen: :razz: :twisted:

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.04.19 00:56:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 20) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.04.19 07:18:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 20) : ja probably not very far from the truth!!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.04.19 07:44:57 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 19) : you do know the Super rugby game is Friday night at 19h00? :twisted:

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.04.19 07:55:12 by JD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 20) : I think the key is to win if you don’t fans will have a go at you especially after three years.

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.04.19 08:43:43 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 15) : Good to see you making a stop in from Rugby365.

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.04.19 09:02:35 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 4) : Classy post – NOT. :oops:

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.04.19 09:20:23 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Rugby365 has labeled us as The Great Pretenders in SR.. calls to drop the flyhalf and scrumhalf. Took some time to read the comments. Geez we are not a popular union. Don’t know who punted the Sharks as the team to beat this year due to our squad being together for the longest time. The talent is in the Cape and they should be getting the flak. You can have guys in the system for 5 years, if they not getting the best coaching they won’t miraculously win SR. Rassie’s Bok are in the Cape and in Pretoria. Bok coaching team has given most of their support to the Stormers and Bulls so they should be carrying the SA flag. They must leave us the duck alone to solve our own shit internally.

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.04.19 15:42:30 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 26) : Wasn’t even trying to be well behaved, just frustrated at team choices

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.04.19 15:46:26 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 20) : Bosch is a revolving door on defence, but with Andre and Stringer he should be well supported

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.04.19 15:48:10 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 27) : Not only that, but comments on rugby365 label us ‘emoworld’. That ain’t nice. I think the problem is that rugby eggheads look at the Sharks with a reductionist mindset…looking at the talent and culture and expecting great things. However the whole is greater than the sum of its parts…what’s been missing since the 1990s is ‘X’, because nobody knows what that X is which will make the Sharks click. Flip, if they could bottle the emotional heart from fans and have the players chug it down, the Sharks would be a scary team indeed.

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.04.19 16:33:51 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • In other news I see Chiliboy’s B-sample also tested positive for Zeranol so not expecting him back any time soon!!!

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.04.19 17:17:40 by JD Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 30) : don’t really care for rugby365!!! Anyway jealousy make you nasty!!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.04.19 17:19:06 by JD Reply
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  • Franna Steyn heading back to SA in 2020. Too bad our recruiters will miss that too.

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.04.19 18:08:26 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 33) : Let Zas go and bring him in sooner if we can…

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.04.19 18:09:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Imagine if we had Steyn Essie and Am in a backline

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.04.19 18:14:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 24) : I agree…just trying to inject a little humour in an otherwise sad thread. ;-)

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.04.19 18:37:09 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 31) : Third time is a life ban isn’t it? As I understand, 2nd time is 2 years which he got, 3rd time and that’s it. Sad that a player is so dependent on performance enhancing drugs.

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.04.19 18:41:55 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • So Hyron Andrews said on SharksBite that Grant Williams played fly half at school. #Just Saying.

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.04.19 18:42:44 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @Julesgr8ter (Comment 38) : Andre Esterhuizen played flyhalf in Japan…..just sayin. :mrgreen: :razz:

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.04.19 18:48:20 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 39) : Excellent point. Except we are farting in the wind against our coach…

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.04.19 18:56:36 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 40) : Sure, we don’t make the selections. If we are going to continue with Rob Jnr then I feel we need to bring Bosch in as first receiver a lot more on attack. OK, a whole lot more. :mrgreen: Oh, and Cameron Wright also has some flyhalf experience. ;-) just saying

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.04.19 18:59:31 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 29) : I don’t like to be too critical of young players. but if Bosch is a revolving door defensively, then Fassi is a wide-open door. Sorry, but he doesn’t even attempt contact most of the time.

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.04.19 19:01:49 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 37) : first time he was found not guilty as it was in a supplement supplied by SA rugby. That basically means that if found guilty that would only be his second time. However a 2 years or longer ban should end his career as he’s now 32 and can’t see anyone offering him a contract at 34 plus.

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.04.19 21:12:25 by JD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 42) : Neither one is a great at that, they do however bring that extra spark on attack. If they can score 2 tries for each they slip through, we stil win. Difficult situation for us. We need excitement, not just the Jake white school of tackle them into submission

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.04.19 21:26:41 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 30) : what does the emo in emoworld stand for? Emotional?

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.04.19 22:11:12 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 45) : Yup, although I find comments on Rugby 365 to be no less emotional than anywhere else. Some people just love to hate the Sharks.

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.04.19 05:10:01 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 46) : ok. Thanks

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.04.19 07:45:55 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 36) : Thanks my bad we can use the humour that is for sure.

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.04.19 08:09:06 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 46) : Rival fans are just jealous we have our own dedicated platform. Yes we sharks bias but that is sort of the point.

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.04.19 08:10:37 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 42) : Fassi actually did not seem to shy away from the physical stuff in the Currie Cup last year – I think it is more a case of not having the anticipation in a one on one situation with a speeding wing or center. He is rooted to the spot – and then gets rounded quite easily.

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.04.19 09:29:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • On a completely different track- With possibly no known 10 at the sharks next year where can we be looking?

    I wouldn’t mind a look at Libbok as he may not want to be number 2 to pollard forever.

    Bernhard Jansen Van rensburg knows Durban and has played some good rugby at 13 for the cheetahs

    Lionel Cronje should be available for super rugby and has played some good games for the sharks in the past.

    Frans Steyn- Never rated him as a 10 bit maybe as he gets older and his pace goes he could be used more as a 10.

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.04.19 10:04:25 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • I see Andre has become a father! A big congratulations to him on that. I wonder if we may be in for a surprise with Am at 12 tomorrow?

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.04.19 12:18:56 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Hi guys, a newbie here, although I have been reading the articles and comments on here for a while. :grin:

    Re: flyhalf shortages at the Sharks, any thoughts on the Sunwolves number 10 – Hayden Parker – now that they will be out of SR perhaps he will be looking for a quick exit. Perhaps lure him to the Tank?

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.04.19 15:08:16 by Choochi Reply

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  • He has been pretty good for them this season, and quite the creator on attack

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.04.19 15:10:31 by Choochi Reply

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  • While we at it why not bring in their coach too.

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.04.19 15:20:08 by Choochi Reply

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  • @Choochi (Comment 53) : Great suggestion! he is a pretty complete 10 and will be looking for work. Tony brown also a great option and an ex shark(2006). Good to have you on the boards.

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.04.19 15:30:08 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Thanks Byron, good to finally be here.

  • Comment 56, posted at 04.04.19 16:47:34 by Choochi Reply

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  • @Choochi (Comment 55) : Yes their coaching has definitely improved their game, but who can compete with overseas money these days?

  • Comment 57, posted at 04.04.19 17:29:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 23) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.04.19 20:21:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Choochi (Comment 53) : Welcome…good to have you on the site…

  • Comment 59, posted at 04.04.19 20:28:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 52) : nope as far as I know he was scheduled to fly with the team to Jhb for the match.

  • Comment 60, posted at 04.04.19 21:02:23 by JD Reply
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  • @Choochi (Comment 53) : welcome to Sharksworld. Not a bad idea trying to lure Parker and can probably add a couple of their other players to look at as possible replacements for departing players.

  • Comment 61, posted at 04.04.19 21:06:53 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 62) : Is Willie Britz still playing for them?

  • Comment 62, posted at 05.04.19 07:12:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 61) : Well that is good news! I think with him and Am we have a clear advantage in the midfield.

  • Comment 63, posted at 05.04.19 08:23:35 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 30) : “Emoworld” I think they have nailed it – :mrgreen:

  • Comment 64, posted at 05.04.19 08:56:08 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 63) : was sure he was still playing for them but looking at their squad (on Wiki and Sunwolves) I don’t see him?!

  • Comment 65, posted at 05.04.19 09:30:55 by JD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 39) : @coolfusion (Comment 40) : Seems it was not a very successful transition as they have Andre listed as a center but interestingly enough one of their team flyhalves is none other than Curwin Bosch.

    My thinking on this would be that if you dont cut it in a position in the Japanese league then the chances are that you are not going to do any better in SupeRugby in that position.

    Its probably Rob du Preez seniors fault that Andre is not his Japanese teams flyhalf anymore. :twisted:

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.04.19 10:04:33 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 42) : @Bokhoring (Comment 50) : The Fassi of the Currie Cup and the one playing now are 2 totally different players, I think its a league to high for hi at the moment ant that playing in some lower tier competition will do him the world of good.
    I wonder what Louis Ludik is doing these days.

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.04.19 10:10:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 68) : I would prefer Bosch as the starting fullback and Fassi being blooded from the bench

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.04.19 10:13:36 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 69) : Agree, Fassi needs to find his feet and settle down – it will come. Sbu was much the same after making his initial break trough he went through a patch where the goosestep before running directly into the tackler was his standard play.

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.04.19 10:26:08 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 69) : Personally I say we should play Fassi on wing for now till he gets used to SR. Too much at stake at 15. Let him finish and defend the basics well enough then move him. He can wing off the bench move Kobus to wing fullback backup.

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.04.19 11:00:24 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 67) : I know King Carlos used Andre at 10 for a couple of games but he was mostly used as a centre.

  • Comment 71, posted at 05.04.19 11:17:22 by JD Reply
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  • We can always send a SOS to Freddie. Lol

  • Comment 72, posted at 05.04.19 11:50:03 by sudhir Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 70) : :lol: I needed that today.

  • Comment 73, posted at 05.04.19 11:55:39 by Hulk Reply

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  • It is raining up in Jhb non stop. Wonder what tactics are going to be employed tonight by both teams. Highball fiasco! Conditions are going to be wet…very wet

  • Comment 74, posted at 05.04.19 12:05:13 by Choochi Reply

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  • In amongst all the doom and gloom on here i am at least grateful for a few things .
    Chiefly thank the man up above that I don’t support the Stormers.Imagine going thru your 12 th defeat in 13 games away from home.
    Imagine having more Springboks on the field than not and you take your third defeat in a row on tour .
    You have a biased South African ref on the field and your captain gets carded.
    Imagine having a pansy tackler like Plessis at 10 ,but best or worst of all you have SP.Marais in your team.
    Now wait for his sister Great shark says to rush to his defence

  • Comment 75, posted at 05.04.19 13:10:02 by The hound Reply
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  • @Choochi (Comment 75) : stopped raining in the Free State so might also stop a bit up north. Tactics will probably be “kick the ball to them and hope they make mistakes” with the odd “crash ball” here and there! :twisted:

  • Comment 76, posted at 05.04.19 13:58:43 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 72) : I say we get Fran’ls Steyn a bakkie and a diesel allowance. He can stay in bloem and play in durbs. Or how about a better house in kzn. Who in his right mind wants to stay in bloem anyways?

  • Comment 77, posted at 05.04.19 14:07:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 77) : Haha the “odd” crashball….you’re being funny. You may mean the overused/abused crashball?

  • Comment 78, posted at 05.04.19 14:08:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 77) : I read an article that Fran Steyn’s signing for the Cheetahs from 2020 is all but a done deal. Article titled Steyn Moving to Bloem from 2020. You nailed that one buddy. Too bad he doesn’t want to end his career with the team he started it with.

  • Comment 79, posted at 05.04.19 14:08:42 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 78) : See my last comment. Steyn playing for the Cheetahs in 2020 all but a done deal.

  • Comment 80, posted at 05.04.19 14:09:28 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 79) : not in the rain! Kick until we have the ball in their 22 then only do you revert back to crash ball mode! :twisted:

  • Comment 81, posted at 05.04.19 14:23:49 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 82) : I don’t think he was talking about what they should do, but rather what he expects them to do, can’t say I disagree with him.

  • Comment 82, posted at 05.04.19 14:26:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 83) : Correct!

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 84) : And sadly it’s bit that they don’t practice moves like pivots to generate momentum and break deadlocks. It’s just that they become completely one dimensional when playing local sides. Just crash ball and first channel all the way. So many opportunities we’ve lost close to the line. Possible tries probably outnumbers our actual count by now.

  • Comment 84, posted at 05.04.19 14:48:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 85) : If it wasn’t for Dan’s superior strength and power when close to the goal line, I’m not sure we would score any tries once camped inside their 5.

  • Comment 85, posted at 05.04.19 14:50:56 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 79) : Just had a visit from my Bloem based brother in law, and it does not sound good on a local government level there.

  • Comment 86, posted at 05.04.19 14:53:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 80) : @coolfusion (Comment 78) : What I read here was that he bought a house in Bloemfontein with plans of returning in the future to raise his daughters here. Personally I think the rest is people now trying to fill in the “missing parts”.
    Fact is Frans is actually from Bethlehem and went to school at Grey Collage. Living in Bloem will give him access to two of the countries best all girl schools whilst still being close to his family in Bethlehem.
    Think that would be his main reasons for moving to Bloem (and not Durbs) and then maybe playing for the Cheetahs as he played his schoolboy rugby for the Free State so that would make it a full circle.

  • Comment 87, posted at 05.04.19 14:56:05 by JD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 86) : The one try Rob Jnr scored was a forward pass from Schreuder :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 88, posted at 05.04.19 14:56:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 78) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 81) : Interesting that, it means he would rather continue playing in an European based competition than in SupeRugby. Who knows, maybe Bloem will become the city of choice for some returning SA rugby players.

  • Comment 89, posted at 05.04.19 14:58:41 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 90) : Perhaps as he is slowing down a bit with age, he is more suited to rugby in the NH? Similar situation with Rob Jnr who seems to excel in the northern, slower conditions.

  • Comment 90, posted at 05.04.19 14:59:56 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 90) : Well if that’s the case the cheetahs will have one mean pedigree record. With due plessis brothers Ruan pienaar Juan Smit etc etc now that would be interesting. Retirees being the toughest team cheetahs ever put together.

  • Comment 91, posted at 05.04.19 15:05:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 92) : What will they be called? Die Grys Katte ?

  • Comment 92, posted at 05.04.19 15:06:02 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 87) : each and every place have some sort of struggles. But I’m sure he will also tell you that Bloem is growing a lot. Personally I’d rather live there than almost all of the other provincial capitals! #middleearthandproudofit

  • Comment 93, posted at 05.04.19 15:06:16 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 88) : What are the 2 top girl schools, I presume Oranje is one, what is the other, Eunice?

  • Comment 94, posted at 05.04.19 15:08:33 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 86) : Yes I can agree with that. And Also Akker. But if these two don’t make a breakthrough it seems we can’t even score from 10 metres. But when some poepol gets a moment of clarity and engages the backline efficiently wow suddenly we don’t look so sad….I wonder how much is the coach’s fault and how much obstinacy from players….

  • Comment 95, posted at 05.04.19 15:08:41 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 96) : We desperately need an inspirational Captain.

  • Comment 96, posted at 05.04.19 15:09:14 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 83) : @coolfusion (Comment 84) : then it seems as if I’m giving the coach a bit more credit that the two of you because “kick the ball to them and hope they make mistakes with the odd crash ball here and there” is what I’m thinking they will do!

  • Comment 97, posted at 05.04.19 15:11:04 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 94) : Ja look, the poor guy did not grow up in the Free State and is from the Western Cape so its a bit of a shock to the system – he should be “acclimatised” in about 3 years.

  • Comment 98, posted at 05.04.19 15:12:24 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 95) : and that would be correct.

  • Comment 99, posted at 05.04.19 15:13:52 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 99) : ja that should be about enough time! :twisted: Bloem is actually not a bad place to live. Most of the conveniences of a big city without that mad traffic!

  • Comment 100, posted at 05.04.19 15:18:20 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 98) : Nope I think we’re both correct. The overused crash ball comes into play when we’re in their red zone and “feel the need for less speed”…. ;)

  • Comment 101, posted at 05.04.19 15:19:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 102) : :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 102, posted at 05.04.19 15:27:02 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • btw from Bethlehem it’s 2 hr50min drive to bloem for practice it’s a 4 hour drive to durbs. I don’t think an extra hour is unreasonable for a far superior franchise….?

  • Comment 103, posted at 05.04.19 15:32:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 102) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 103) : hahaha yes that would be right!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: #whitelinefeveralltheway!!!

  • Comment 104, posted at 05.04.19 15:32:34 by JD Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 104) : Henri Honibal used to travel in from Winterton and Dick Muir from Matatiele area, so why not from Bethlehem.

  • Comment 105, posted at 05.04.19 16:15:24 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 106) : Exactly! Thank you.

  • Comment 106, posted at 05.04.19 16:20:41 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 107) : We could even move practice to Maritzburg and shave another 45 mins.

  • Comment 107, posted at 05.04.19 16:21:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 108) : Kidding…

  • Comment 108, posted at 05.04.19 16:22:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 108) : please stop this foolishness!!!
    Sharks can just charter a plane so he can fly in from Bloem! :twisted:

  • Comment 109, posted at 05.04.19 17:52:06 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 110) : Why charter when they can buy?
    https://www.hondajet.com/

  • Comment 110, posted at 05.04.19 18:07:50 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 110) : For that to work we need a 2 person package throw in Bismarck and we have a deal

  • Comment 111, posted at 05.04.19 18:26:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 111) : You obviously don’t live on SA money anymore dude….

  • Comment 112, posted at 05.04.19 18:27:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 111) : But realistically how much would it cost for two training sessions a week flying? I know you like doing the math…

  • Comment 113, posted at 05.04.19 18:29:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So why is Malcolm Marx the only man in world rugby that never has to show daylight in the rucks

  • Comment 114, posted at 05.04.19 19:17:45 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Sharks playing with speed and doing well. Good run by Bosch. Pity Marx manage to steal the ball 5m from the line

  • Comment 115, posted at 05.04.19 19:18:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks needs to keep calm now

  • Comment 116, posted at 05.04.19 19:25:28 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 117) : This is looking good so far, hopefully we can keep this pace up

  • Comment 117, posted at 05.04.19 19:26:07 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Lions already had to make 47 tackles in 11 minutes.

  • Comment 118, posted at 05.04.19 19:26:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • If all our passes can stick we will win this

  • Comment 119, posted at 05.04.19 19:32:55 by jdolivier Reply

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  • That is the sharks we’ve been waiting for the last 4 seasons

  • Comment 120, posted at 05.04.19 19:35:11 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Finally Vermeulen scores. Bosch is having a great game so far

  • Comment 121, posted at 05.04.19 19:35:30 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • One more try Rob then give Bosch the tee

  • Comment 122, posted at 05.04.19 19:36:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Maybe Bosch should take the kicks as well

  • Comment 123, posted at 05.04.19 19:36:50 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bosch breaks again. Mapimpi scores

  • Comment 124, posted at 05.04.19 19:38:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 124) : Yes nothing to lose

  • Comment 125, posted at 05.04.19 19:39:26 by coolfusion Reply

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  • And rdp jnr misses……………… again

  • Comment 126, posted at 05.04.19 19:39:31 by jdolivier Reply

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  • This Herbst guy is a penalty machine

  • Comment 127, posted at 05.04.19 19:41:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Nice to see 15 man again

  • Comment 128, posted at 05.04.19 19:41:56 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Where did this Sharks team hide – clever angles, players running into gaps

    Am scores

  • Comment 129, posted at 05.04.19 19:43:02 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 17-0

  • Comment 130, posted at 05.04.19 19:43:26 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Doubt from am he had the line shouldn’t have stepped

  • Comment 131, posted at 05.04.19 19:46:38 by coolfusion Reply

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  • 20-0

  • Comment 132, posted at 05.04.19 19:47:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Keep up the pace boys you Excell at it

  • Comment 133, posted at 05.04.19 19:48:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Van Vuuren has been impressive so far. Lineouts have been perfect. Busy over the park as well

  • Comment 134, posted at 05.04.19 19:50:01 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Stringer has been a revelation for this team. A fetcher makes ball quick

  • Comment 135, posted at 05.04.19 19:51:00 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 136) : Also links well with the backline

  • Comment 136, posted at 05.04.19 19:51:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Beautiful backline is destroying them

  • Comment 137, posted at 05.04.19 19:52:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Kick less, run more, simple, beautiful

  • Comment 138, posted at 05.04.19 19:53:25 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 137) : Hell yes

  • Comment 139, posted at 05.04.19 19:53:44 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Mapimpi gets another one in the corner

  • Comment 140, posted at 05.04.19 19:53:45 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Rain coming down now

  • Comment 141, posted at 05.04.19 19:54:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bosch now surely…

  • Comment 142, posted at 05.04.19 19:54:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • 25-0. Time for Bosch to take the kicks

  • Comment 143, posted at 05.04.19 19:55:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Vermeulen reverts to type

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  • Kerron much better on fast ball not slowing play. Well done boy I’m loving it

  • Comment 145, posted at 05.04.19 19:56:31 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I’m sure beast can kick better at this moment

  • Comment 146, posted at 05.04.19 19:56:50 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Best 40 from the Sharks in 5 years

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 144) : Yes please

  • Comment 148, posted at 05.04.19 19:57:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 147) : Certainly no worse

  • Comment 149, posted at 05.04.19 19:57:35 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Need to make this the best 80 in 5 years

  • Comment 150, posted at 05.04.19 19:58:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 148) : Where was this last week? We would have demolished bulls

  • Comment 151, posted at 05.04.19 19:58:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Everything Bosch does tonight turns to gold. Pretty sure that will apply to his kicking as well

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 151) : 100%

  • Comment 153, posted at 05.04.19 19:59:14 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 153) : Confidence will do wonders. Let’s try him at least.

  • Comment 154, posted at 05.04.19 20:00:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Lions so weak out wide…

  • Comment 155, posted at 05.04.19 20:01:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Mapimps sniping beautifully

  • Comment 156, posted at 05.04.19 20:01:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Let him do what he does so well

  • Comment 157, posted at 05.04.19 20:02:33 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Just don’t become predictable. Vary with some midfield.

  • Comment 158, posted at 05.04.19 20:04:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • With all this ball we have only made 2 handling errors. Huge change from business as usual

  • Comment 159, posted at 05.04.19 20:04:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Lions have the ability to come back from this. We need to keep it up

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 160) : Because the backs handle better than forwards. Let’s get the relase on early

  • Comment 161, posted at 05.04.19 20:05:41 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 161) : Yes

  • Comment 162, posted at 05.04.19 20:06:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Massive line kick from Rob.

  • Comment 163, posted at 05.04.19 20:10:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Some lovely carries by Bosch he is enjoying it.

  • Comment 164, posted at 05.04.19 20:13:02 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Very mature of Rob to relinquish the tee

  • Comment 165, posted at 05.04.19 20:17:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Bosch is on fire in the rain. 28-0

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  • Remember conditions sharks slow it down a bit please

  • Comment 167, posted at 05.04.19 20:18:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 167) : Hopefully a starter from now on

  • Comment 168, posted at 05.04.19 20:21:50 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Exit by Schreuder not good option. Should have played it let Essie or Bosch do the exit

  • Comment 169, posted at 05.04.19 20:23:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 170) : Or Rob

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  • Stringer off and Ninja on

  • Comment 171, posted at 05.04.19 20:26:11 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And Thomas for Coenie

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  • That’s nice slow it down force them into desperation fast play errors will come

  • Comment 173, posted at 05.04.19 20:27:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Fassi replaces Mvovo

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  • Van Wyk on for Am

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  • Sharks handling conditions well

  • Comment 176, posted at 05.04.19 20:39:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • These boys are revved up, lovely…

  • Comment 177, posted at 05.04.19 20:40:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Grant Williams to add even more pace on attack, lets put 40 on them

  • Comment 178, posted at 05.04.19 20:41:06 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Come on boys let’s make a nill on Ellis

  • Comment 179, posted at 05.04.19 20:43:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Thomas scores.

  • Comment 180, posted at 05.04.19 20:44:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bosch taking the kicks now

  • Comment 181, posted at 05.04.19 20:44:53 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 35-0

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  • Now why can the Sharks not always play like this? Kept the ball away from the Lions most of the game, defended brilliantly and forced turn-overs to get the ball back, and kept their composure. Although, I suppose it must be said, the Lions were really not good at all….

  • Comment 183, posted at 05.04.19 20:46:19 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Rob’s place kicking is crap at the moment, but his line kicks are awesome

  • Comment 184, posted at 05.04.19 20:48:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • uhm ,,, is this that 1 good game we always have every season …..

  • Comment 185, posted at 05.04.19 20:49:02 by John Reply

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  • @T-Shark (Comment 184) : You only as good as your opponents allow you to be. We didn’t give them any respect and it worked

  • Comment 186, posted at 05.04.19 20:49:03 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Lions manage to score one. 35-5

  • Comment 187, posted at 05.04.19 20:52:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Last pass looked suspiciously forward for the lions first score

  • Comment 188, posted at 05.04.19 20:52:18 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Bosch Sterling tonight.

  • Comment 189, posted at 05.04.19 20:54:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • And Fassi scores the final try

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 191) : Sublime…

  • Comment 191, posted at 05.04.19 20:55:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Bosch must be MOTM

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 190) : A few guys really stood up tonight. They completely closed out the Lions.
    Great finish at the end too. Jacques gets my MOTM.

  • Comment 193, posted at 05.04.19 20:56:07 by T-Shark Reply

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  • And he nails the final kick as well

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  • I’m so proud of the guys tonight. Well done gents. This has been beautiful. Bosch must play flyhalf going forward. We need to do all we can to keep him. Dan, Am, Mapimpi, Andre just continue to impress. Week in week out. Well done to the coaching team for getting the guys up and ready for this one.

  • Comment 195, posted at 05.04.19 20:56:24 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Final score 42-5. I can handle that!

  • Comment 196, posted at 05.04.19 20:56:40 by T-Shark Reply

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  • And why? Because Rob jnr was not used as the play maker…Bosch was!

  • Comment 197, posted at 05.04.19 20:57:55 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • Who is this team? Ffs what?…..

  • Comment 198, posted at 05.04.19 20:58:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 196) : On fast ball Bosch for sure. Rob was stable positionally. We must make effort to keep and grow Bosch. If he sorts out defense I don’t see much contention.

  • Comment 199, posted at 05.04.19 21:03:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Let’s give it beast, all time legend for sharks this guy lives and breathes sharks. We need more like him.

  • Comment 200, posted at 05.04.19 21:06:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Well done boys – complete team performance. This is not a bad Lions team.

  • Comment 201, posted at 05.04.19 21:07:25 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Well fucking done boys. You made all of us very very proud.

  • Comment 202, posted at 05.04.19 21:07:42 by osbal Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 202) : Yes 15 man effort. U seriously can find little fault on their adaptation and execution today.

  • Comment 203, posted at 05.04.19 21:08:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • They found the winning recipe, now just repeat. Playing like this even the mighty crusaders would’ve been given a proper whollup

  • Comment 204, posted at 05.04.19 21:24:16 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Even our selections have improved. Van Heerden at lock and Luke Stringer at 6 have brought another dimension.

  • Comment 205, posted at 05.04.19 21:36:31 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Guys were looking for space when they had the ball and wanted to pass it to a player in a better position. The intensity and pace was beautiful to see. Bosch hasn’t played this well since 2017. The coach must back him now. Robert Du Preez jr is not playing well at all.

  • Comment 206, posted at 05.04.19 21:42:07 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Great game guys. Well done. Best performance since 2014. Every player put in a good performance. A great day to be a Sharks supporter.

  • Comment 207, posted at 05.04.19 21:43:21 by sudhir Reply

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  • Lions didn’t know what hit them!

  • Comment 208, posted at 05.04.19 21:44:17 by sudhir Reply

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  • Bosch was awesome. Kerron van Vuuren also played extremely well. Well done to the players and coaches. Thank you for finally giving the Lions a snot klap.

  • Comment 209, posted at 05.04.19 21:47:50 by sudhir Reply

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  • What a great performance! Well done to every one of the boys. Well done especially to Curwin i like the willie type fullback role for him

  • Comment 210, posted at 05.04.19 21:54:56 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 210) : Right? Kerron against the best Hooker in the world and played a sublime game. Made very few mistakes in the skill requirements and had a good game in general play.

  • Comment 211, posted at 05.04.19 22:30:37 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 112) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 111) : think Bear is offering a sponsorship to buy one for Sharks to use!

  • Comment 212, posted at 05.04.19 23:49:53 by JD Reply
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  • Each and every player that was on the field for the sharks played well. We finally had a team performance. We’ve all been waiting for this performance (myself one of the main instigators after each disappointing game) and how sweet it was. This was the perfect reminder of why we are sharks fans in the first place. They should replay the recording of this game at each captains run, the boys can beat anyone, anytime. Well done gents, amazingly well done.

  • Comment 213, posted at 06.04.19 07:05:38 by jdolivier Reply

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  • That was so incredible, I was just stunned. I actually couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Atvthe same time this is what makes being a Sharks supporter so frustrating. Where the hell was this against the Stormers and the Bulls?! Anyway, as the captain said after the game: Thank you…just thank you…
    I also suppose we might have to say the team selection wasn’t so pathetic after all… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 214, posted at 06.04.19 07:17:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 206) : I agree with this big time…

  • Comment 215, posted at 06.04.19 07:18:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Just wanted to let you guys know that the Sharks are unbeaten this year. Black Panther lost those 3 games. Lol

  • Comment 216, posted at 06.04.19 07:27:40 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 217) : :lol: you are so right :shock: maybe there is a lesson in there somewhere… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 217, posted at 06.04.19 09:26:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 218) : Wrong superhero possibly? Maybe they should have picked Dr Strange. Magical the one game and simply dissapear the next…….

  • Comment 218, posted at 06.04.19 12:49:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 15) : Great to see you back, thanks for the info, did you get this team sheet from a lions website?

    Any idea what the result was and who made the sharks squad for this game?

    Another possible option for us when Rob leave, is to get Freddie back, his full time in Japan currently

    We can get by with only Bosch and Smith as FH options, unless we actually use Andre the giant at 10

    I’m not familiar with our u21 and u19 FH’s

  • Comment 219, posted at 06.04.19 13:08:02 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Thank you Argies …. Sharks top of SA log

  • Comment 220, posted at 06.04.19 17:26:01 by byron Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 220) : I would rather see Bosch mature as a fullback he needs the freedom. Fassi to spend time on wing and move to fb when Bosch comes off.

  • Comment 221, posted at 06.04.19 17:34:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 222) : Bosch must move to 10 as soon as possible. We actually forget that he’s only 21 years old.

  • Comment 222, posted at 06.04.19 18:06:53 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 223) : I reckon give him a couple of games there this season, give him the space he has at fullback most games and bump him up to starting flyhalf next season. Whatever we do, he is definitely a prodigious talent!!

  • Comment 223, posted at 06.04.19 18:13:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great game to watch, well played Sharks.

  • Comment 224, posted at 08.04.19 09:06:00 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 223) : :shock: Why….he was sublime at fullback and you want to move hime to flyhalf the very next game. I guess with you its got nothing to do with how the player played but more with his name (Robert du Preez).

  • Comment 225, posted at 08.04.19 09:08:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Please leave Bosch at full back but let him take the penalties. It gives him the option to spark counters and also join the line where he sees fit. I cannot recall too many (if at all) Super Rugby games where Bosch looked comfortable at 10.

  • Comment 226, posted at 08.04.19 10:43:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 226) : @Bokhoring (Comment 227) : I agree with you guys. I really think Bosch can develop into a top 10…but I would give him time to do the developing. On Friday night it was the space he got at 15 that he exploited (and enjoyed-) so much! And on the other hand it was the flatter play of Robert at 10 that put a lot of pressure on the Lions. I would look for a game or two where Curwin can play at 10, but the preferred lineup should be Ron at 10 and Curwin at 15…

  • Comment 227, posted at 08.04.19 11:30:35 by pastorshark Reply
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