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Sharks team vs Reds


Written by Udo Lütge (pastorshark)

Posted in :Sharks, Super Rugby on 17 Apr 2019 at 20:48

The Sharks have made five changes to the side that embarrassed themselves – and their supporters!! – by copping a whallop from the Jaguares last weekend.

Beast and Coenie are back in an unsurprising move. Kobus van Wyk gets his first start…at 13 as Lukhanyo Am is rested. Makazole Mapimpi also gets to put his feet up as Sbu Nkosi rejoins the fray. The final change sees Jacques Vermeulen returning from his rest replacing Luke Stringer, though it is PvdW who will wear the no. 6.

Anyway, last week spoilt my appetite for this match at least…and so I will be focusing on the more important things in my life this Easter weekend. Enjoy everyone…

Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Kobus van Wyk, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (c), 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Beast Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Tyler Paul, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Aphelele Fassi.



324 Comments

  • Esterhuizen and van Wyk should be interesting…

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.04.19 20:50:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 1) : Well at least the coach is giving himself some options with Cam Sbu etc. For my money he should have sent Louis a clear wake up call starting Cam.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.04.19 06:05:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I wonder what shape Mapimpi is in? He looked uncomfortable last week with that hamstring. Very Glad we have Nkosi. I hope he hasn’t lost any form. Also glad to see Kerron back,

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.04.19 08:04:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 3) : Kerron back? Didn’t he play last weekend?

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.04.19 08:09:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 2) : Louis is the better kicker and right now we need Rob to be doing as little as possible whilst he searches for that illusive “form”. glad cam is back he has had far too little game time this season as he is our future .

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.04.19 08:25:24 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 4) : No I meant he was taken off at a critical time last in my opinion…

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.04.19 10:23:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 5) : We have Curwin Rob and Andre in the mix. I’d rather have someone who can mobilise the backs and not pick his nose the whole time. Not like Louis better kicking offset his terrible play last week.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.04.19 10:25:47 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 5) : Don’t agree – Cam was by far the better kicker of the two in 2018. However he has looked very rusty this season – mainly because he did not get a lot of game time.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.04.19 11:32:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 7) : Rob is not really being trusted to kick at all out of hand. They letting louis and Andre do all of it. Louis kicked well against the jags. About all he did well to be honest.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.04.19 12:09:39 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 8) : You most likely correct I just think Louis has kicked well so far this season.

    Cam needs game time and then to take over at 9. If we lose against the reds I would write the season off. Fire Du Preez put Easter in charge and drop all players signed overseas out the squad and give the youngsters like cam a go. That is where I am at with the sharks to be honest.

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.04.19 12:12:27 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 10) : Ha, ha, look where we are after the public helped get Plum fired. Get that Facebook page going.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.04.19 13:50:00 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 11) : Yip and i was always a Plum fan but to compare Plums record to Robs is an insult to Plum

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.04.19 14:04:08 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 12) : Plum made the playoffs most season and lost, Rob has made the playoffs most season and lost. Plum won the odd Currie Cup, Rob has won a Currie Cup…..so what’s the difference. Seriously, your emotions are blinding you to any logical thought.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.04.19 14:49:49 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 12) : And if Plum is such a spectacular coach, where are all the teams in the world of rugby clamouring to get him to be their head coach? He hasn’t had a head coaching gig since the Sharks. The only Sharks coach who I actually felt comfortable that a well coached and strong Sharks team could be expected week in and week out was Muir and then White, and neither lasted at the Sharks.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.04.19 15:03:19 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 13) : plumtree made a super rugby final and rob made a quater. Plum win 2 currie cups when it was still a hard comp

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.04.19 15:21:27 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 14) : Actually he is head coach of the Hurricanes this year

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.04.19 15:35:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 16) : 5 wins from 8 games with a points differential of +4….yep, sounds like a Plum coached team :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted: We are 2 points behind on the log with a points differential of +40….remember when all the talk on this site was about the dire and boring style of Sharks play, that while producing wins was no fun to watch. Well, now you have super exciting blowouts every week, with the Sharks on both ends, and the same people are bitching. It just gets tiresome around here to hear so many sprout from both sides of their mouth.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.04.19 15:46:18 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 17) : 2 losses against the Crusaders, a draw against the Chiefs, and second in the NZ conference after playing only one SA side so far.

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.04.19 16:23:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 18) : Yes but none of that is important if the rugby is boring….don’t you remember that trope?

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.04.19 16:33:25 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 17) : Now we have a real Mexican Soap Opera….

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.04.19 17:26:33 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 20) : Drama… suspense…. unpredictability…choas…and now and then we win the odd game just to keep it spicy…arrriba!

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.04.19 17:28:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 21) : Hope this week is spicy….it’s our turn….

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.04.19 17:29:08 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I’m actually excited to see Kerron next to beast and Coenie.

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.04.19 18:23:08 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 23) : You mean again?

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.04.19 19:14:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 24) : Yes, after the disruption. He will show more with a strong and experienced support structure.

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.04.19 19:34:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 19) : Watching the team muddle through a game with tons of errors have never been satisfying but at least when we scraped a win we made up for it. Winning is never boring

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.04.19 20:02:16 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 26) : I agree with you, and you were not one to go on about that trope. But I know you’ve seen it, and have even commented about it yourself.

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.04.19 03:03:59 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 27) : Being a South African at heart, I take the excitingly unpredictable Sharks of Rob du Preez, peaks and troughs and all, over the consistently good, but dull-as-Canada Sharks of Jake White any day of the week.

    Not that I expect too many to share my viewpoint….

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.04.19 07:02:42 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 28) : You forget the log leading 2014 Sharks getting klapped by a Highlanders team at home before going on tour to 3 games later beating the Crusaders at home with 13 men.

    Sharks teams have been making an art of frustrating coaches, supporters and fans for years now

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.04.19 08:35:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @ 26, DB, Jake always has disciplined well coached teams and it was always good to bank a win but some of the was dire. But ultimately the win is better for the mass psyche than the thrill of a roller coaster ride.

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.04.19 09:47:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Happy Good Friday Pastorshark.

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.04.19 09:51:24 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 30) : A season or two of Jake probably would have been the best chance of the Sharks getting their hands on a Super trophy. We will never find out as the players convinced Smit that Jake encroaching on their golf / surfing time is just not cricket.

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.04.19 10:21:19 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I am starting to believe that the Sharks have a similar belief about showcasing their skills as Donald Trump has about physical exercise. In other words you are born with a certain amount, and you use that up through your life.

    So now and then the players slip up and show the world what they really capable of. But then obviously in order to maintain the longevity of their careers and the safety of the universe they do need to make up for it over the next game or two to keep the balance in the ying and yang.

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.04.19 10:39:28 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Lewies playing a cracker for Lions again.

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.04.19 10:46:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Lions defending very well. Sharks would definitely not have had an easy time if this team showed up 2 weeks ago.

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.04.19 10:48:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 32) : That comment probably more spot on than you intended…..

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.04.19 10:50:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 36) : Jake would do well with young team no egos or reputations just raw talent waiting to be molded.

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.04.19 10:53:40 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 1) : Please give us an after match report can’t watch this shit again reds score after 2 minutes, pathetic defence all round

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.04.19 15:08:52 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 38) : Oh…my…wooooord!!!

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.04.19 15:10:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 31) : Thanks…had a lovely morning!
    Hope you all have a lovely Easter Weekend…

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.04.19 15:11:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Rob du Preez passing not good at all.

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.04.19 15:21:33 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Terrible passing worse hands.

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.04.19 15:22:55 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Knock by reds on ground in front of the linesman. Not called.

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.04.19 15:25:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Sharks cough up the ball 2m out…and then soft defence let’s the Reds in again…

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.04.19 15:25:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • What does ‘use it’ even mean anymore

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.04.19 15:25:36 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Dupree misses the tackle

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.04.19 15:25:40 by byron Reply

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  • Another missed tackle by Rob Du Preez leads to a try. He should be subbed at half time

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.04.19 15:26:17 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • What the actual he’ll is going on?!

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.04.19 15:26:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharkslose another ball in contact on attack…

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.04.19 15:27:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Here is the sharks team we hate to support Rob jnr has been nowhere for 5 weeks when will his dad take his finger out of his arse and drop him for a few games

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.04.19 15:27:08 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 47) : He should be subbed now. All the elements of his play is sub par.

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.04.19 15:27:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So much for the guys being desperate to make it right!! Another knock in contact…please, man!!!!

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.04.19 15:28:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Who said the Reds would struggle against a Vodacom Cup team? Should the Sharks rather go play in the lower challenge

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.04.19 15:30:06 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 52) : And another….

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.04.19 15:30:27 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Sharks score…now come on…man bloody up!!!!

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.04.19 15:31:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • If Louis schrueder actually takes a quick tap in a game I promise to not make any negative remarks about the sharks for a month

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.04.19 15:31:28 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 53) : We’d thump WP by 100…and lose to SWD by 50!!

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.04.19 15:32:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 56) : Ha! And if Rob actually stops being a passenger with crappy ball skills too….

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.04.19 15:32:54 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 53) : As long as it’s one with zero TV coverage too. We could all use the break…

  • Comment 59, posted at 19.04.19 15:33:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 58) : Bring fassi on put Bosch at 10 and run everything

  • Comment 60, posted at 19.04.19 15:34:51 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 60) : Yes agree with that. Given that we can actually hanging to a pass and in contact.

  • Comment 61, posted at 19.04.19 15:35:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I thought you had to stay in your feet at a ruck?

  • Comment 62, posted at 19.04.19 15:35:56 by byron Reply

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  • Schreuder taking too much time at the base. Again.

  • Comment 63, posted at 19.04.19 15:37:02 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 62) : Only if you don’t play in Durban as your home club

  • Comment 64, posted at 19.04.19 15:38:25 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Fassi for mvovo please, he has been crap today

  • Comment 65, posted at 19.04.19 15:42:01 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 65) : Seconded

  • Comment 66, posted at 19.04.19 15:42:36 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Not straightening and crap pass by Bosch butchers a try…the way Mvovo looked at Bosch there told a story!! They just don’t look much like a happy team…a full two weeks after looking like the happiest team!!! My word…

  • Comment 67, posted at 19.04.19 15:42:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Anoooother knock!!!

  • Comment 68, posted at 19.04.19 15:43:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Anoooooother knock butchers a try…we are soooooooo crap!!!!

  • Comment 69, posted at 19.04.19 15:44:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 60) : @jdolivier (Comment 65) : It’ll be tough to bring Fassi on at 15 and 11… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 19.04.19 15:45:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 69) : At least Esterhuizen showed he has pace which everyone has been doubting

  • Comment 71, posted at 19.04.19 15:45:28 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 70) : Well rob jnr is pardoned by a king apparently so 11 it shall be

  • Comment 72, posted at 19.04.19 15:46:01 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Reds hooker in his knees every scrum

  • Comment 73, posted at 19.04.19 15:46:06 by byron Reply

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  • This is just a dog’s breakfast!!!

  • Comment 74, posted at 19.04.19 15:46:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 72) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 75, posted at 19.04.19 15:46:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And right on cue…the Sharks cough up the ball after the hooter to stagger towards half time…

  • Comment 76, posted at 19.04.19 15:47:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • My kingdom for a decent 9 and 10

  • Comment 77, posted at 19.04.19 15:49:05 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Well if you can’t pass can’t catch can’t hold on can’t hope to win.

  • Comment 78, posted at 19.04.19 15:49:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 71) : Should have been a try though…and with an open tryline it wasn’t. That tells the story. Why do We do this to ourselves?

  • Comment 79, posted at 19.04.19 15:49:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 2nd week in a row the ref is very liberal at the ruck and we cannot adjust and do the same, which is a clear indication of initiative being coached out of a team. Same with Louis never taking a quick tap. So Louis off, coenie off, mvovo off and rob untouchable jnr on a plane to Europe. Please

  • Comment 80, posted at 19.04.19 15:49:56 by jdolivier Reply

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  • The du Preez bros look like all they care about is their new jobs. Have been absolutely awful.

  • Comment 81, posted at 19.04.19 15:50:17 by Nostraseth Reply
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  • Sharks need to offer to play all home games at opposition venues. They absolutely suck at home

  • Comment 82, posted at 19.04.19 15:50:53 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 79) : Masochists each and every one of us, but yes, also had Bosch not been pulled back Esterhuizen was looking to pass 3 paces earlier

  • Comment 83, posted at 19.04.19 15:50:53 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 77) : My kingdom’s for a team that string together several phases without looking like paloookas…and 80 minutes of half decent play…several weeks in a row. That is just too much to ask, it seems…

  • Comment 84, posted at 19.04.19 15:51:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • What a dumpster fire. Mvovo and Coenie need to go off. Bring on Fassi and Thomas. Not sure what to make of Esterhuizen today… Maybe time for Louw. Also need a 9 and 10 so it’s looking a touch desperate right now.

  • Comment 85, posted at 19.04.19 15:52:03 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 80) : Yes but what will it say about the coach if he changes pivots now and we win? He probably won’t risk that.

  • Comment 86, posted at 19.04.19 15:52:27 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Well… 40 mins to get their sh1t together.

  • Comment 87, posted at 19.04.19 15:53:47 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 83) : All true…but we have knocked on 72 345 balls, many of them in try scoring positions. That…is…just…Not…good…enough!!!!!!!!!! COME OOOOOOON!!!

  • Comment 88, posted at 19.04.19 15:53:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 87) : They have plenty of sh1t…Not much together…

  • Comment 89, posted at 19.04.19 15:54:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 88) : Agreed

  • Comment 90, posted at 19.04.19 15:56:26 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Also enough of the soft tries… Sharks defense the last 2 weeks has been shocking. What the hell!

  • Comment 91, posted at 19.04.19 15:57:50 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Respect to the supporters that showed up at Kings Park after more last week to be rewarded by more of the same

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 86) : Not his golden cum dumpster, how can he make him look bad

  • Comment 93, posted at 19.04.19 15:58:57 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Another Super Rugby season slip sliding away…40 minutes to save something?

  • Comment 94, posted at 19.04.19 15:59:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Can someone else please take the exits?

  • Comment 95, posted at 19.04.19 16:00:54 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 92) : I was just thinking the same as they showed that crowd shot…

  • Comment 96, posted at 19.04.19 16:00:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Never thought I’d be happy to see Louis injured, bring cam on now

  • Comment 97, posted at 19.04.19 16:01:16 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Well, we did just steal a lineout…

  • Comment 98, posted at 19.04.19 16:01:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Win a lineout…cock up a lineout…do dah, do dah!

  • Comment 99, posted at 19.04.19 16:02:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 99) : Was a penalty the ref missed, played in the air

  • Comment 100, posted at 19.04.19 16:03:29 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 99) : To be fair, the Reds player was all over Andrews and the ref did nothing…. :shock:

  • Comment 101, posted at 19.04.19 16:03:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 100) : yup…

  • Comment 102, posted at 19.04.19 16:04:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Who is our scrum coach? Needs to get a written warning

  • Comment 103, posted at 19.04.19 16:04:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • How can we go from dominating a scrum to reverse gear, coenie is clearly unfit

  • Comment 104, posted at 19.04.19 16:04:34 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Did these guys practice with a rugby ball this week?

  • Comment 105, posted at 19.04.19 16:04:40 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Better exit…

  • Comment 106, posted at 19.04.19 16:05:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Just me or is ginger anonymous today, Stringer the far better option on current form

  • Comment 107, posted at 19.04.19 16:06:15 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 105) : But they looked so gooood in practice…hmmm!!!

  • Comment 108, posted at 19.04.19 16:06:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Thomas is on…

  • Comment 109, posted at 19.04.19 16:07:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That was a random kick by du Preez…

  • Comment 110, posted at 19.04.19 16:08:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks lose anooother ball. This is so shocking…

  • Comment 111, posted at 19.04.19 16:09:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • At least Thomas is showing some intensity…

  • Comment 112, posted at 19.04.19 16:10:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks lose another ball in contact in the Reds 22…What is that now? 52 million times?

  • Comment 113, posted at 19.04.19 16:11:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And now a turnover penalty…

  • Comment 114, posted at 19.04.19 16:12:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I hate saying this about my team…but we don’t deserve any better then what we’re getting at the moment…

  • Comment 115, posted at 19.04.19 16:13:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Please get Louis and dumbass off the field now

  • Comment 116, posted at 19.04.19 16:13:19 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 114) : If you play the most predictable one off running game in the world, other teams don’t have much to do

  • Comment 117, posted at 19.04.19 16:14:01 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Another Sharks knock…

  • Comment 118, posted at 19.04.19 16:14:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 117) : And if you add all these handling errors they need to do even less…

  • Comment 119, posted at 19.04.19 16:15:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another turnover penalty…

  • Comment 120, posted at 19.04.19 16:17:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I don’t think I can watch much of this tripe!!

  • Comment 121, posted at 19.04.19 16:17:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Hands in the ruck no longer illegal?

  • Comment 122, posted at 19.04.19 16:18:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Fassi on for Mvovo…

  • Comment 123, posted at 19.04.19 16:19:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Taaaaackle!!!!

  • Comment 124, posted at 19.04.19 16:21:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 122) : I just feel we deserve those calls!! Where are cleaners at the breakdown…?

  • Comment 125, posted at 19.04.19 16:21:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Louw on for th Perez…

  • Comment 126, posted at 19.04.19 16:22:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 20 minutes to go…

  • Comment 127, posted at 19.04.19 16:23:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 123) : Looks like there’s no plan to change Rob or Schreuder

  • Comment 128, posted at 19.04.19 16:23:41 by coolfusion Reply

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  • No tackling…and Reds score…

  • Comment 129, posted at 19.04.19 16:23:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Game over

  • Comment 130, posted at 19.04.19 16:24:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 128) : Yay. Rob off

  • Comment 131, posted at 19.04.19 16:24:12 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Isn’t that playing the ball on the ground?

  • Comment 132, posted at 19.04.19 16:24:36 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Ag…bugger off Sharks…bugger off…

  • Comment 133, posted at 19.04.19 16:24:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Reds showing us how to handle the ball in close contact

  • Comment 134, posted at 19.04.19 16:25:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Red 9 has been very good

  • Comment 135, posted at 19.04.19 16:25:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 132) : yes, playing on the ground…but like I say…we actually deserve that…when you offer up so much shit you don’t deserve better…

  • Comment 136, posted at 19.04.19 16:25:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Well that’s game…

  • Comment 137, posted at 19.04.19 16:26:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • On the attack…must be a try…pass a million miles behind his mate…

  • Comment 138, posted at 19.04.19 16:28:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 136) : Does not excuse it. That’s two tries this game coming off questionable refereeing, and it’s not the first time we’ve been on the receiving end of bad officiating this season. Yes we’ve been bad, but let bad play punish itself

  • Comment 139, posted at 19.04.19 16:29:14 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Is it possible for us to be so inaccurate?!?!

  • Comment 140, posted at 19.04.19 16:29:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 2 dumbass passes breaking the momentum

  • Comment 141, posted at 19.04.19 16:29:50 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 139) : It is punishing itself…if we played better than this continuous 80 minutes of kak, then those two tries wouldn’t matter. I have no sympathy. This score is a very accurate reflection of the state of play…

  • Comment 142, posted at 19.04.19 16:30:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 138) : How many times today?

  • Comment 143, posted at 19.04.19 16:31:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 141) : I just can’t believe that we can be so kak…

  • Comment 144, posted at 19.04.19 16:31:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 143) : Unbelievably many…zero accuracy…zero…these okes can just stuff off…

  • Comment 145, posted at 19.04.19 16:32:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Cam on now…

  • Comment 146, posted at 19.04.19 16:32:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Two lineouts coughed up…just everything is rubbish…everything…

  • Comment 147, posted at 19.04.19 16:33:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We deserve to end last in our conference…

  • Comment 148, posted at 19.04.19 16:34:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Apologies for my negative comments…but I cannot believe what I am seeing…

  • Comment 149, posted at 19.04.19 16:35:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I am making the conscious decision now to switch channels. Cannot watch anymore of this.

  • Comment 150, posted at 19.04.19 16:35:20 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Now our scrum get’s crunched…

  • Comment 151, posted at 19.04.19 16:35:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Reds will score one more to put this to bed.

  • Comment 152, posted at 19.04.19 16:37:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • This makes it 160 minutes of utterly embarrassing tripe…I always try to keep my responses measured but no hope of that today. Since the Lions game we have not just disappointing, we have been abysmal!

  • Comment 153, posted at 19.04.19 16:38:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Well it’s all harder from here. So bye bye SR 2019.

  • Comment 154, posted at 19.04.19 16:39:16 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Great break Cam…and Kobus van Wyk cannot take a perfect pass…

  • Comment 155, posted at 19.04.19 16:39:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • It is just actually unbelievable…

  • Comment 156, posted at 19.04.19 16:40:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 149) : Just to add insult to injury, we fuck up the 7th scoring opportunity. Do you think the players are actively staging a coup to get rid of rob franchise destroyer du preez

  • Comment 157, posted at 19.04.19 16:40:40 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Bye bye Super Rugby, bye bye fans, bye bye respect

  • Comment 158, posted at 19.04.19 16:40:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nothing is going right today. Let’s accept it.

  • Comment 159, posted at 19.04.19 16:41:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 157) : That or just match fixing

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  • Lucky to have 7

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 159) : Today you say…………..

  • Comment 162, posted at 19.04.19 16:41:58 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Haaaaaaahahahaha…we just can’t catch a ball…17 handling errors…half of them in attacking positions with now pressure on us…

  • Comment 163, posted at 19.04.19 16:42:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • How do you lose all your handling skills in two weeks?

  • Comment 164, posted at 19.04.19 16:42:08 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 158) : These performances are so poor they don’t even deserve supporters taking the effort of bitching about them.

  • Comment 165, posted at 19.04.19 16:42:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 164) : Player coup or match fixing only explanation

  • Comment 166, posted at 19.04.19 16:43:03 by jdolivier Reply

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  • We are really chasing some handling errors record today.

  • Comment 167, posted at 19.04.19 16:43:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 159) : Today, last week, against the Bulls twice, against the Stormers…That says something…and it shouldn’t be acceptable…

  • Comment 168, posted at 19.04.19 16:43:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Du preez needs to be fired today. Not tomorrow but tonight

  • Comment 169, posted at 19.04.19 16:43:29 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 165) : I hear you…on a scale of 0 to 100, we have scored two -99′s…

  • Comment 170, posted at 19.04.19 16:44:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 168) : Not acceptable at all. Should have been a priority on the training schedule.

  • Comment 171, posted at 19.04.19 16:44:35 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 169) : Firing squad not just fired

  • Comment 172, posted at 19.04.19 16:44:44 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 166) : No…you are being too kind…we are just kak…

  • Comment 173, posted at 19.04.19 16:44:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wright is so much more alert than Schreuder….

  • Comment 174, posted at 19.04.19 16:46:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Wright much better than Schreuder…must start next time…

  • Comment 175, posted at 19.04.19 16:46:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Guys, I said last week that, after much consideration, these guys are poorly coached. The game against the Lions was an anomaly. Against the Lions they were just highly motivated and things that they see teams like the Crusaders, Hurricanes and even on play station just happened for them. If you ask them how did they do it, they would not have a clue. The systems and processes on the training field are simply not there. They then transfer what ever they doing on the training pitch to the field. Rob is out of his depth. There are levels here good people and he is always found at Varsity Cup level and some times at Currie Cup level. SR level he is AWOL.

  • Comment 176, posted at 19.04.19 16:46:21 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 174) : haha…snap…

  • Comment 177, posted at 19.04.19 16:46:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 172) : glad I am not the only one. Honestly every saturday i have such high hopes and then this

  • Comment 178, posted at 19.04.19 16:46:49 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 175) : He won’t just like Rob jnr will start next match

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 175) : He has always been though. Rob has always had favorites… starting from Rob jr to Louis.

  • Comment 180, posted at 19.04.19 16:47:34 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Take the three and go home. I’m switching off…

  • Comment 181, posted at 19.04.19 16:48:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 180) : and Louis, Vosloo etc..

  • Comment 182, posted at 19.04.19 16:48:33 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • I actually can’t believe this…80 minutes of this crap…wow…

  • Comment 183, posted at 19.04.19 16:48:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Well done Reds. Shut us out.

  • Comment 184, posted at 19.04.19 16:49:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 183) : Maybe getting kicked out for 2 seasons like the lions should do the trick, work for the right to be there. These guys earn per match what most supporters earn in 6 months, man the fuck up and do it for the fans

  • Comment 185, posted at 19.04.19 16:50:29 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 180) : and the players know that. He has lost the dressing room

  • Comment 186, posted at 19.04.19 16:50:30 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • We will knock it on the shooter…wait for it…

  • Comment 187, posted at 19.04.19 16:50:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • :mrgreen: or not…Dan scores…

  • Comment 188, posted at 19.04.19 16:51:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Too late…

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  • A bonus point…yay…

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 188) : One of the few guys who showed up. We cannot go forward with these pivots and without hard work on handling and retention.

  • Comment 191, posted at 19.04.19 16:52:27 by coolfusion Reply

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  • That should be a yellow card…

  • Comment 192, posted at 19.04.19 16:52:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Live streaming seems about 5 seconds slower than decoder.

  • Comment 193, posted at 19.04.19 16:53:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • He’s just hurt two guys with dangerous play…off…but no…

  • Comment 194, posted at 19.04.19 16:53:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 193) : Only? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 195, posted at 19.04.19 16:54:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • So Bosch, Esterhuizen, Dan, Thomas and nkosi played their hearts out. Same 5 players every time that they are on the field. Fucking 15 man team sport. Seriously phone p divvy, he can’t be worse than Rob

  • Comment 196, posted at 19.04.19 16:55:34 by jdolivier Reply

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  • And a turnover penalty makes it the natural ending to that bucket of crud…

  • Comment 197, posted at 19.04.19 16:56:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Cam Wright take a bow, you are the better player

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  • Its the crowds fault

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 198) : Yes he is so much more spark and awareness. Louis Schreuder can keep his ” better kicking” he adds nothing.

  • Comment 200, posted at 19.04.19 16:57:44 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So…time for me to go away, breath…and then put this Super Rugby season to bed…

  • Comment 201, posted at 19.04.19 16:57:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 198) : Definitely…

  • Comment 202, posted at 19.04.19 16:58:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Cheers guys…

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 196) : agreed or give the side to easter

  • Comment 204, posted at 19.04.19 16:59:17 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 202) : In 15 minutes he made the opposing team suffer. Shreuder just a passenger.

  • Comment 205, posted at 19.04.19 16:59:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 200) : So rob jnr, mvovo (breaks my heart to say), Louis and coenie should just leave. Release them now, and shoot Rob snr, 9 times, then stab him, then just to be sure drown him.

  • Comment 206, posted at 19.04.19 16:59:43 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 204) : Why not

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 203) : cheers mate at least we have a few days to recover

  • Comment 208, posted at 19.04.19 17:00:09 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • The talent is still there… The selection and execution isn’t. Thomas is better than Coenie. I’m sorry but I still don’t see what Hyron brings apart from the odd lineout. Ginger is past it. Louis is a liability as is Rob. Mvovo should also hang up his boots.

  • Comment 209, posted at 19.04.19 17:01:34 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 206) : ha ha old rasputin

  • Comment 210, posted at 19.04.19 17:01:38 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 210) : Unfortunately Rob snr is like herpes, you get it once you’re stuck with it for life, or so it feels. Is he officially our worst coach yet?

  • Comment 211, posted at 19.04.19 17:02:51 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 209) : Bud we have so many players that are clearly better being overlooked it is flabbergasting

  • Comment 212, posted at 19.04.19 17:03:32 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 210) : Thanks for getting the reference

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  • Let me guess, people are still gonna blame the ref for the sharks losing lol. Another error ridden performance. The team looks uncoached with one off runners and no game plan.

  • Comment 214, posted at 19.04.19 17:04:34 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 191) : that’s to the individuals lead by Dan that really give it their all… it’s not about pitching on the day for me. It’s about about systems and processes. Gees, pitching, in the mood etc. can only take you so far… we are being chowed by better coached teams. Cheers. Enjoy the rest of your Easter weekend.

  • Comment 215, posted at 19.04.19 17:05:16 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 214) : Nope, you can’t play for 8 minutes at the end of a match and hope to win. Argie ref was consistent, we didn’t apadt to the freedom he allowed. Bad selection and worse effort.

  • Comment 216, posted at 19.04.19 17:07:26 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Get Tony Brown in to coach Bring Hayden Parker with him and Masirewa. He will drop Schreuder to second fiddle Mapimpi Nkosi van Wyk our wingers with Masirewa wing center. Bosch can easily play 15 then with Fassi backup. The forwards? Just select properly. Coenie is good but not starting yet. No concerns about Thomas or Beast. Very Walt needs to give place Kerron a keeper.

  • Comment 217, posted at 19.04.19 17:08:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Rob Jnr doing his best to put himself way out of bok contention. He’s already left. Let him go to nr 2 now and rest off the field instead of on…..

  • Comment 218, posted at 19.04.19 17:10:52 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 211) : yip we have him for life now like luggage. Putt was even worse but he didnt get 3 years

  • Comment 219, posted at 19.04.19 17:11:17 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 215) : And I feel bad for this workers. Must be breaking them at some point to keep giving….

  • Comment 220, posted at 19.04.19 17:12:25 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 219) : I’m optimistic he’ll leave as soon as his boys go. Sadly that means Dan and Jldp but we can rebuild without them.

  • Comment 221, posted at 19.04.19 17:13:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • #dupreez’s must fall !!

  • Comment 222, posted at 19.04.19 17:14:01 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 217) : Coenie is lazy and unfit, hyron andrews is the new matfield(end of career) , look I catch ball on line out, offers literally nothing else. Ginger is pedestrian, Stringer was a revelation, but probably has a brain, hence his omission. Louis cares more about his stats than the team and the lord only knows why rob jnr hasn’t asked for release yet. Sale sharks will be watching the last few weeks wondering what were they thinking

  • Comment 223, posted at 19.04.19 17:14:05 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Butch and John hitting the nail with their comments

  • Comment 224, posted at 19.04.19 17:14:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 221) : I think Dan will stay, he is the only du preez concerned about the teams welfare

  • Comment 225, posted at 19.04.19 17:14:45 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 217) : Agreed, with the sunwolves inside center, guy works his ass off on the field

  • Comment 226, posted at 19.04.19 17:15:20 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 225) : Well that will be a win. We only need to lose 2 of the 4 du preez. Guess which ones….

  • Comment 227, posted at 19.04.19 17:16:26 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 227) : Nepotism and product of nepotism

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 223) : I couldn’t agree more about Coenie. He’s been awful. Hyron needs to provide more than lineouts. You wouldn’t even know he existed if they didn’t focus in on him at lineout time and he provides no power behind the prop at scrum time.

  • Comment 229, posted at 19.04.19 17:23:12 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • So what do do at lock with Botha Paul Koegies?

  • Comment 230, posted at 19.04.19 17:23:54 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 230) : And v Heerden. Who to me, should stay in.

  • Comment 231, posted at 19.04.19 17:24:54 by coolfusion Reply

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  • We have asked for consistency and for 2 weeks we have been getting it. Forgot to add the word good.

  • Comment 232, posted at 19.04.19 21:37:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 223) : that’s the impression Louis gives me as well. He brings the game to a stand still such that the other team doesn’t need a specialist fetcher slow our attack ball down. Shame though…. I feel sorry for the guys.. it’s good guys that are just not in good hands.

  • Comment 233, posted at 19.04.19 21:38:08 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 232) : I was thinking exactly the same thing last night. Very cynical but on some level very true. Luke someone had made a wish but forgot to clearly specify the terms.

  • Comment 234, posted at 20.04.19 07:49:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Our coach seems to think there’s nothing wrong. Obviously the poor handling and retention is nit a big thing for him. https://m.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/du-preez-surprisingly-praises-sharks-after-reds-slip-20190420

  • Comment 235, posted at 20.04.19 07:57:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 235) : What the actual hell?!?! We were so bad that not even the fact that the Stormers were super crap today made me feel any better!!

  • Comment 236, posted at 20.04.19 17:41:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Does anyone have any idea of the squad traveling to Auz and NZ today?

  • Comment 237, posted at 21.04.19 07:30:25 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 235) : Nick Mallet says the Sharks don’t have an attack and defense shape. Says the Lions have shape and against the Chiefs went back to the shape and keeping of the shape that brought them success over the past 3 years. Stormers have shape but are unable to maintain it during the a game. I am more likely to listen to what Nick Mallet says than Rob’s spin. I still maintain that our guys are poorly coached and that the game against the Lions was an anomaly. They are not given the tools on the training field to use on the field of play during a live game. The guys really try hard want to win but a hardly in-sink. What we are doing is as good as having a C63S AMG but using a Polo 1.4 mechanic. You going to mess up you C63S AMG and that’s a fact.

  • Comment 238, posted at 21.04.19 09:42:17 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • Did the Sharks forget to practice defense the last 2 weeks? How does the team that with the least points and tries scored against in SR 2019 prior to the Jags game suddenly forget how to tackle and defend? Rdp Jr has been a solid defender in the 10 channel but has been found wanting since the first Bulls game resulting in costly defensive errors that ultimately cost us 3 wins. Even our most dominant defender Andre Esterhuizen has been a shadow of himself recently. My son made a comment while watching Friday’s game. Beast is tackling every one! This was a period of sustained attack by the Reds in our 22 and Beast tackled got up and tackled the next guy and again. What were the other guys doing? Maybe we put too much time on practicing attacks. Look at the brumbies defensive effort against the Stormers. Something to think about maybe. After all didn’t someone say attack puts bums in seats but defense wins you championships.

  • Comment 239, posted at 21.04.19 13:28:50 by sudhir Reply

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  • Happy Easter all…

  • Comment 240, posted at 21.04.19 17:56:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Happy Easter Padre.
    Sharks touring squad: https://www.sarugbymag.co.za/sharks-name-strong-touring-squad/; Unfortunately, Schoeman copped MCL injury…biggest surprise is Ruan Botha. As usual, good team on paper, paper tigers on grass (thus far, but we’ll see)

  • Comment 241, posted at 22.04.19 18:21:05 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @Julesgr8ter (Comment 237) : Touring squad announced, more or less what you’d expect in terms of personnel – Akker back in pole position, Kerron, no Juan Schoeman, no JJ because Ruan Botha is back. Nice to see Stringer there.

  • Comment 242, posted at 22.04.19 18:23:31 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • No Jeremy Ward? Is he still suspended? Van Wyk did not install confidence in the 13 jersey. And what about Ryno Smith as backup 10/15. Rob losing form and Curwin had his left leg strapped on Friday. What happens if 1 or both of them pick up injuries in the 1st game.

  • Comment 243, posted at 22.04.19 21:13:59 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 243) : Surely it can’t be any worse than taking 50 points at home? Hehe

  • Comment 244, posted at 23.04.19 07:17:00 by Karl Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 244) : Ja at the moment it makes no difference…

  • Comment 245, posted at 23.04.19 10:48:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 199) : Yeah right, the crowd that actually go to the games are all heroes in my eyes and are entitled to bitch and moan as much as they like as opposed to brave, facetious keyboard jockeys consumed with negativity that flap their gums all day.

  • Comment 246, posted at 23.04.19 11:59:24 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 246) : It should worry the Sharks that many keyboard jockeys have stopped bitching.

  • Comment 247, posted at 23.04.19 12:42:50 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 246) : @Bokhoring (Comment 247) : It should but it doesn’t seem like much bothers the sharks now days.

  • Comment 248, posted at 23.04.19 13:05:29 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 247) : Im sure it does to an extent,and all other unions at the same time. Rugby keyboard jockeys are a dying breed, this site is still one of the more popular ones so that should say plenty to the broader rugby fraternity out there.

  • Comment 249, posted at 23.04.19 13:27:09 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Sharks fans are a mirror image of the team. Bipolar!

    Last weeks performance was down to the players not being patient on attack. They created fantastic opportunities and couldn’t capitalize at the last moment. I think that comes down to a lack of leadership on the field. Shrouder and the leadership group need to step up.

    Rob jnr was one of the top points scorers last year. To yank him away from his position now would be unfair. I think as a player he is being managed well. How many times do we see players immediately removed from positions and are never the same again. I do believe he is running out of time and should be replaced soon.

    We all no the pain of being a Sharks fan. There are huge ups and huge downs. The talent is there! The coaching is almost there (Rob Snr and Jnr have brought us a Currie Cup final). There are so many positives! Let’s focus on them and believe in our boys. Let’s face it we Sharks fans till the end, no matter what we say.

  • Comment 250, posted at 23.04.19 13:59:20 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

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  • @Keagan_Sharks (Comment 250) : ditto. I only got to watch the game last night and being prepared for the worst (having only the comments above as reference or eyes on the game), I honestly wasn’t terribly upset when the final whistle blew. I honestly think that we were fingertips away from winning. The guys were fighting hard and we created many opportunities…. Dan lost the ball 3 times close to the try line, there where those two chances in the trems just before halftime and even if we just took the shots at goal, we would have won. On another day, those chances would have or could have been converted to points. Still sucks to have lost, but I’ll also still be the sucker to record and watch every minute of the games on tour.

  • Comment 251, posted at 23.04.19 15:01:24 by Rienke36 Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 246) : Not everyone can get to durbs every weekend dude.

  • Comment 252, posted at 23.04.19 15:03:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Keagan_Sharks (Comment 250) : I disagree with you there. The buildups we’re ok. The handling was attrocious the ball retention was worse. You can be as patient as you want but if guys cannot send it receive a metre and a half pass you have nothing. Not to mention passes so far behind the receiver he needs to go look for it in 2018…. Building was fine execution was so poor they may as well have kicked most of the territory and hoped for one off runners to pull a rabbit out the hat. It would have had a better chance if success.

  • Comment 253, posted at 23.04.19 15:08:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 252) : For sure, but my post is for the “crowd” that can go but dont.

  • Comment 254, posted at 23.04.19 15:26:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • On Super rugby last night Victor matfield said something that most of us here have been saying recently – The Sharks and Stormers are struggling with their starting halfbacks. He also thinks that Willemse and bosch should play flyhalf for stormers and sharks respectively. He further mentioned that Bosch is regarded as a weak defender at 10 but Rob jr was responsible for 3 tries due to poor defence the past 2 weeks and perhaps needs a break because he seems mentally tired. good points made in my opinion.

  • Comment 255, posted at 23.04.19 15:42:18 by sudhir Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 254) : @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 254) : Point taken. Its tough being a Sharks supporter in Cape town.

  • Comment 256, posted at 23.04.19 15:45:56 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 256) : And in Joburg. Sharks have an “almost” worse record at Ellis Park than Kings Park. Plus it’s probably the worst situated stadium in SA.

  • Comment 257, posted at 23.04.19 16:23:41 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 255) : I have seen 2 tries scored where the attacking player breaks through Rob du Preez’s tackle – once against the Bulls and once this last weekend – it peeved me off but I also know if Bosch had been the tackler in that situation the result would have been exactly the same and to be honest how many other tackles would have been missed by Bosch as he would be targeted if played there.

  • Comment 258, posted at 23.04.19 17:06:31 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 253) : I think we saying the same thing essentially. It just felt at times they were being frantic and needed a cool head to calm things down. Otherwise the opportunities were there to win that game. Which shows me the game plan was good from the coaches but poorly executed from the players. This is what leads me to believe better leadership is needed on the field.

    I do agree the once off runners do get over used and there should be more varied attack. It does seem that our 9s are making those calls. Our 9s hardly snipe anymore. Except when Cam took it upon himself in the dying moments of the game. What a difference that made, all we had to do was catch the fucking ball and we were in.

  • Comment 259, posted at 23.04.19 17:33:15 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 258) : Bosch has improved on defence in the last 2 weeks. actually surprised me because he was more effective in stopping the ball carrier than some more renowned defenders. So the result could have been different. Rob has played every SR game and CC game in 2018, then every game for Sale Sharks and now every game in 2019. The guy needs a rest and is showing in his performance on the field. No one can play continously for so long without a break. A week or 2 off might just be what he needs to rediscover his mojo.

  • Comment 260, posted at 23.04.19 19:53:23 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 260) : I dont know how reliable these stats are but they seem pretty thorough and they tell a very different story about about Bosch and Du Preez’s tackling, basically Rob Du Preez has played 661 minutes, made 39 tackles and missed 11, Curwin has played 375 minutes, made 4 and missed 4 tackles. Somebody mentioned here a while ago that having Fassi and Bosch on the field together (which would be the case if Cuwin was moved to Flyhalf would be a tackling defensive disaster and the stats also seem to concur with Fassi making 12, missing 7 in 388 minutes of rugby.

    If interested here is the link https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/super-rugby/stats/players?teamId=50008

  • Comment 261, posted at 24.04.19 08:49:53 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 261) : I am no fan of allowing the players to go overseas in the off season. Rob must be dead man walking by now, and the extra money did not help keeping him at the Sharks in any case.

    I am no fan of Bosch at 10 – I think the freedom at 15 suits him a lot better. However at this stage he should perhaps start at 10 in a game or two with Rob used sparingly from the bench.

  • Comment 262, posted at 24.04.19 09:12:26 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Keagan_Sharks (Comment 259) : Well whether it’s on field or coaching I don’t know but it seems every week we find a new critical element or elements to ignore. Against bulls we only had one play and that was first phase crashball which they spotted used and allowed us to slow down and lose our own ball defense not great handling seemed ok. Against the Jags zero defense no real buildups or vary in plans, ok handling though. Against Reds ok buildups, ok (sort of) defense but zero handling skills. We need a lot better than this against Lions we varied the plays with pivots rangies crashball ( when needed) good set pieces good communication good ball skills good defense ( we almost let them go home with nill). I’m saying for the sharks to play the one game at which they could be deadly i.e. quick cycle strong linking platform and fast backline attacks, they should shape up on the basics and pay attention to all required elements. It’s always either or with them lately. You can’t have it one week and lose it the next. I’m suspecting more and more it’s the players their culture fitness and commitment. Some guys have lost commitment it’s plain to see whatever the reason is. Akker and Rob Jnr have new contracts but then what is Schreuders problem? If there are on field issues with players why us the coach not managing it. We keep doing the same thing with the same guys and expect a difference. If the pivots need to be demoted then do it there is no argument anymore after 3 lost games.

  • Comment 263, posted at 24.04.19 09:19:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 261) : Trying to compare apples with apples, I compiled a quick list of average minutes between tackles.

    Juan Schoeman has been our hardest working defender – making on average a tackle every 5.7 minutes, followed by Thomas du Toit (6.1), van Vuuren (6.43), Koegies (6.5), Stringer (7.75).

    Obviously these guys have mostly played for shorter periods off the bench – so not an entirely fair comparison

  • Comment 264, posted at 24.04.19 09:23:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 263) : Amen

  • Comment 265, posted at 24.04.19 09:27:06 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 262) : Yep, I think you are right about him being knackered – in the beginning I thought the short term European contract may be an answer to us being able to hold onto players but it is proving to be not worth it (JL’s long term injury and Robs lack of form), never mind the fact that it is turning out to me a great showcase for SA talent under trying (mid winter) European conditions.

    Im not a Bosch fan at 10 but if he can be covered and it gives Rob a bit of time to get his form back then it may be worth a shot.

  • Comment 266, posted at 24.04.19 10:04:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 264) : Impressive from the fatties, Im sure Beast will also be up there. Curwin with only 8 tackles in 375 minutes is less than 1 tackle per half of rugby played (1:46.88). SP Marais in almost the same time on the field (386 minutes) has made 33 and missed 6 (1:9.65).

  • Comment 267, posted at 24.04.19 10:47:12 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 267) : Beast (11.2), Coenie (9.0), Akker (10.7)

    I am only looking at successful tackles – Bosch takes 93.75 minutes per completed tackle, Fassi (32.3), Nkosi (26.6), Van Wyk (25.5), Mapimpi (18.1), Rob Jr (16.9), Mvovo (16.4), Am (16.2), Andre (13.9), Ward (9.6) and Louw (9)

    Mapimpi and Mvovo are actually showing the other outside backs that they can tackle if they want to.

  • Comment 268, posted at 24.04.19 11:01:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 268) : Comparing Bosch with players that play full back in other teams Gelant (77.2), Russouw (39), Coetzee (31.7), Willemse (18.6), McKenzie (26.1) and Jodie Barrett (26.7)

  • Comment 269, posted at 24.04.19 11:20:30 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 266) : Well get ready to see NO changes on that front. Same team save for inclusion of Ruan Botha Tyler Paul and Akker vd Merwe expected. Same clueless pivots will probably continue. Coach still in denial about basic skills being missing even with his experienced guys.

  • Comment 270, posted at 24.04.19 11:20:33 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 270) : Wel llooking at Curwins stat of pulling off a successful tackle every 93 minutes I may be more than happy having a knackered Rob jnr there, but then maybe we can just keep the ball away from the opposition all game and we should be fine – but then didnt we do that against the Jaguares. Us Sharkies are real enigmas.

  • Comment 271, posted at 24.04.19 12:07:38 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 269) : Hmmm Willemse stands out in that list, and so does Gelant for the opposite reason.

  • Comment 272, posted at 24.04.19 12:10:16 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 272) : Willemse plays flyhalf now and then – so he would have to make more tackles there. But comparing Gelant with e.g. Coetzee and Russouw …

    It will make a lot of sense for Rassie to take Willemse to the WC over e.g. Bosch and Gelant.

  • Comment 273, posted at 24.04.19 12:30:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 273) : I havent watched too much of the Stormers this year but I cant really remember seeing Willemse at 10.

  • Comment 274, posted at 24.04.19 12:43:03 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 274) : He played 10 at the start of the season – often from the bench

  • Comment 275, posted at 24.04.19 12:48:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 271) : On the other hand Darren… Curwin has been producing much more on attack. Do we stagnate on the scoreboard for 70 minutes in favour of that less average defense which is slightly better than Curwin’s? Hasn’t worked thus far to build up a negative deficit against even the less impressive teams has cost us. We just cannot come back. I say score more put opponents under pressure to defend and back Curwin up on defense. A good offence is still better than a so- so defense….

  • Comment 276, posted at 24.04.19 12:54:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Man do I miss Pat Lambie. If only we could rebuild him in Rob Jr’s body….

  • Comment 277, posted at 24.04.19 12:57:28 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 263) : You touched on a few great points there. Especially regarding fitness culture or fitness and culture. When Jake White took over he treated the players like proffesionals and expected them to be proffesional. Meaning you put in the work on and off the field. This should be a 8 – 5 job during a campaign and even in pre season. I have a feeling our players are too chilled in Durbs and the culture is too relaxed. That must come from Rob Snr, there must be a balance in work and play.
    Too many handling errors are a sign of players not being focused. That may be attributed to over training or under training. Not sure they getting the balance right.
    Committment is a touchy subject but I think you could be right. I think with Rob jnr, he is over played at the moment, he needs to find that hunger again. Akker wanted to RIP Britz head off so the fire is there he just needs to focus it. He looked remorseful afterwards so I feel for him.
    On a completely different not: does anyone feel the commentators hate the Sharks? Joel Stransky and Rob Kempson especially.

  • Comment 278, posted at 24.04.19 13:03:17 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

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  • My solution to the current problem is this. Start Cam Wright at 9 Esterhuizen to 10 Bosch on the tee at 15 Am and Louw at center Nkosi and Mapimpi on wing. Jldp to start with Stringer. Along with Dan they protect pivots where possible Ginger is way off his game and should be impact only. At 60 mins swop Bosch and Essie.

  • Comment 279, posted at 24.04.19 13:06:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 276) : Bosch’s contribution on attack has mostly been through breaks in the outside channels. I still think he is much better suited to fullback, but at the moment he will be a better option than “out on his feet” Rob Jr.

    Being served by LS back to his most pedestrian is not going to help his cause though.

  • Comment 280, posted at 24.04.19 13:06:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 280) : I like him at 15 too. But we have 2 guys at pivot not performing. Whatever the reason. I’ll risk spotty defense if we can at least keep the score and pressure going. Of course we need to be able to to catch and pass the ball to do so. So maybe that’s the starting point?

  • Comment 281, posted at 24.04.19 13:12:14 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 279) : Might be worth a try. Season is slipping away in any case – so Sharks have nothing to lose.

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 282) : Well we need to come up with some answers for post SR 2019 anyways and since no one is rushing out to buy new players we may have to get used to Bosch at 10. That is if WP don’t snap him up while we’re on the fence…

  • Comment 283, posted at 24.04.19 13:46:40 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Its a conundrum and Curwin taking a full game + 10 minutes to complete a successful tackle scares the hell out of me considering that our fullback would then be Apalele Fassi. Bosch has looked very sharp on attack and could cause havoc in tandem with Camerons sniping runs and breaks. Du Preez’s tackle stats are not slightly better than Curwins, they are chalk and cheese, slightly better and it would be an easy choice but having only attempted 8 tackles in 375 minutes of rugby is pretty weird.

  • Comment 284, posted at 24.04.19 14:20:42 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Keagan_Sharks (Comment 278) : It’s a good day when Kempson and Stransky don’t commentate while Sharks are playing, but especially Stransky. I get bothered by the converse as well, the arse licking of the come-from-behind lions, Pollard and the pace-setting bulls, and of course the scrum-meisters and backline-wizards, the stormers. Yuck. It gets uncomfortable for me really fast.

  • Comment 285, posted at 24.04.19 14:38:44 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 283) : Im sure WP will get him sometime or other, while signing for the Sharks as a schoolboy he made it known that he is a WP fan.

  • Comment 286, posted at 24.04.19 14:47:47 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • According to sarugbymag.co.za, Courtney Winnaar has signed for Southern Kings…not the keenest loss to the team, just sad to hear of another one on his bike.

  • Comment 287, posted at 24.04.19 14:50:08 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • So this Saturday sees the start of the Supersport Rugby Challenge Cup for the Sharks when they take on the Cheetahs. I wonder if we will get an official announcement or even a team before kick off.

  • Comment 288, posted at 24.04.19 15:13:09 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 286) : Ja I remember he had offers from both of us at the time.

  • Comment 289, posted at 24.04.19 16:03:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Maybe if we had some money we could reach out to Tristan Tedder and or Lionel Cronje but then we lose Bosch for sure. I doubt we’d ever get hands on someone like Parker. I doubt if any new players will be signed even as we lose some key guys….

  • Comment 290, posted at 24.04.19 16:06:18 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 290) : What we, and other SA teams need are private benefactors who can pay bucketloads of cash to keep an individual at the franchise for a decent amount of time. I can imagine the Sharks and others are pretty scared on signing any established players now as they will probably have built in clauses to allow them to play in UK / Japan and they would come with inflated (by SA terms price tags anyway) so I think the future will be all about building a team of youngsters to mature into good SupeRugby players and as soon as those steps are taken and the players start drawing international attention hopefully there will be someone else (youngster) fairly ready to step into their shoes. I think any established contracted player we get in future will be only for the short term and be more of a guest appearance role than anything else.

  • Comment 291, posted at 24.04.19 16:24:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Parker has impressed big time. Where is Tedder these days?

  • Comment 292, posted at 24.04.19 16:25:33 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 292) : Toulouse I think.

  • Comment 293, posted at 24.04.19 17:40:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 292) : @coolfusion (Comment 293) : Bayonne…he was at Toulouse a season and a half ago…

  • Comment 294, posted at 24.04.19 21:22:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 291) : Unfortunately I think that is the new reality…

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 294) : Always thought He and James Hall would have found a place at the sharks. Would have made an amazing pivot pair for us. Especially with our current backline stocks.

  • Comment 296, posted at 24.04.19 21:38:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 296) : I’m open to Freddie Z coming back to the sharks as well

    Ben 10 if we can get him back from cheetahs

    We will need FH depth, can’t only be bosch

    I see we let Courtney Winnar leave to play pro14 for the Kings, not sure if it’s permanent of loan

    And Lood is headed off too England to play for our senior team the sale sharks on a three year contract at age 26

    I guess we’re the “fire sale” sharks lol, I laugh but I’m crying on the inside believe me

  • Comment 297, posted at 24.04.19 23:22:35 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 297) : Ben 10 I can see. But Fred never struck me as a decision maker/ play maker
    We need someone who will take charge even if the scrummy doesn’t.

  • Comment 298, posted at 25.04.19 08:33:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • The Sharks have plenty of talented player [perhaps not a lock] . They just need to be coached properly and actually chosen to play’. Cameron Wright is much better than Schreuder, Bosch should be given a chance to start at 10 instead of junior.

  • Comment 299, posted at 25.04.19 08:52:43 by Loosehead Reply

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  • Should see a strong side against the tahs My side.

    1) Thomas(beast needs more rest)
    2) Akker
    3) Coenie
    4) Paul
    5) Andrews
    6)Stringer
    7)Jean Luc
    8)Dan
    9)Louis
    10) Bosch
    11) Mapimpi
    12)Andre
    13)Am
    14)Nkosi
    15) Mvovo
    16)Van Vuuren
    17) Beast
    18)Johnny
    19)Ruan
    20)Phillip
    21)Cam
    22)Rob
    23)Van Wyk

  • Comment 300, posted at 25.04.19 09:33:00 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • https://m.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/sharks-to-get-tough-on-handling-errors-20190424

  • Comment 301, posted at 25.04.19 09:42:55 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 301) : To me this and other transient flaws on the day mean that these boys need mental conditioning. They get in their own heads throw away composure and completely lose it on field. This, to me, is not a manual skills improvement issue but a deeper issue that causes anxiety and no training on how to overcome it. Give them adversity during training skill them in the mental abilities and fortitude to step through issues and overcome or rebalance. We need a proper problem management psychologist or something.

  • Comment 302, posted at 25.04.19 09:47:26 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 302) : Whats your name Rudolph Straueli,heres’s the recipe for the next Kamp Staalgraad.

  • Comment 303, posted at 25.04.19 11:17:13 by The hound Reply
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  • Rob needs to get the boys naked in Midmar Dam blowing up rugby balls, then he needs to get them allot kill ,catch and cook a rabbit ,, with their bare hands thats how you win rugby games

  • Comment 304, posted at 25.04.19 11:21:29 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 304) : Did Eddie Jones not try #2 on your list with the England team?

  • Comment 305, posted at 25.04.19 11:26:36 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks: 15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 S’bu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Tendai Mtawarira (captain)
    Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Mazamo Majola, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Ruan Botha, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Robert du Preez, 23 Marius Louw

    To face the Waratahs.

  • Comment 306, posted at 25.04.19 11:32:29 by Loosehead Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 304) : Or you could just give them on field adversity and stay relevant, like playing without a key player when practicing against an opposing b team or whatever other game related adversity you can simulate (maybe have a look at the losing games for clues to that) to gauge how they overcome or adapt. Which at the moment is not at all… If they can’t score quickly out of the gate or face opponents who shut down a few of their rehearsed attacks succesfully they end up chasing rabbits in field anyways. No pace setting, no settling time no control no real or consistent BMT. You don’t understand the physics of catching and throwing a ball one week and have to re-learn it the next.

  • Comment 307, posted at 25.04.19 11:39:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 304) : Hmm sounds like that first one is for you personally…?

  • Comment 308, posted at 25.04.19 11:39:54 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 306) : We should be getting the official list on Saturday. Or Sunday…if at all…

  • Comment 309, posted at 25.04.19 11:40:48 by coolfusion Reply

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  • EMO sharks is perhaps not too far fetched…the problem seems to be above the shoulders.

  • Comment 310, posted at 25.04.19 11:44:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Team sheet at the moment guys https://m.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/bosch-at-flyhalf-for-sharks-as-akker-returns-20190425

  • Comment 311, posted at 25.04.19 11:55:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 311) : Sharks

    15 Aphelele Fassi, 14 S’bu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Kerron van Vuuren, 1 Tendai Mtawarira (captain)

    Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Ruan Botha, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Robert du Preez, 23 Marius Louw

  • Comment 312, posted at 25.04.19 11:56:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 312) : Vd Walt hasn’t convinced me he deserves a start. Rest of the changes could be very exactly what we needed.

  • Comment 313, posted at 25.04.19 11:58:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 313) : Also would have kept Kerron in for this game Akker from the bench. But it could still work if Akker has mentally and physically rested…

  • Comment 314, posted at 25.04.19 12:00:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Haven’t read as much crap in a long while as on this page.
    Firstly do you know how many pseudo sichophant psychiatrists ,motivational experts and other snake oil salesmen have peddled their wares unsuccessfully thru South African rugby .over the years.
    The list is impressive..
    The only one I can think of who has been more than effective is Cheryl Calder and her speciality is exactly what is needed at the momen,t hand eye coordination.
    We left 4 tries on the field last week, couple that with the speed of Cameron Wright at 9 instead of the stagnant camel we have there now and we could be a New Zealand team.

  • Comment 315, posted at 25.04.19 12:04:50 by The hound Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 312) : Good and exciting side. Glad to see the change at 10 and Beast to captain the side. I would have done a couple things differently but at least we have seen a major change at 9/10 which was needed.

  • Comment 316, posted at 25.04.19 12:55:45 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 316) : Yes agreed. Also glad to see Jldp starting again. Not so sure about Ginger yet. He didn’t do very much last week.

  • Comment 317, posted at 25.04.19 13:12:09 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 317) : I feel like stringer gives us the option to play wider.I am never convinced that the ginger is an openside for me he will always be an 8.

  • Comment 318, posted at 25.04.19 13:27:35 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 318) : Ja me too. Would have liked to see what shape things take with Stringer next to the dup brothers. Stringer also runs some nice lines and angles which is great for momentum. Phillip lately running into any available wall as long as it’s directly on front of him. Then losing the ball.

  • Comment 319, posted at 25.04.19 13:52:09 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Loosehead (Comment 299) : I disagree on lock Gideon, Van heerden and Paul all great number 4′s or at least have potential, but i guess your point is we can’t wait around for potential only for them to play one good season and leave for Europe

    Boy do I miss ousthusien

  • Comment 320, posted at 25.04.19 14:54:34 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 298) : i liked freddie and I like Innocent Radebe before he kept getting injured

  • Comment 321, posted at 25.04.19 14:55:23 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 321) : Fred is good guy and dependable. But he is not a leading man. Inny hasn’t played enough premier league for me to comment.

  • Comment 322, posted at 25.04.19 15:09:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 315) : The only time we really played like a top NZ team was against the Lions because we executed at full speed while not making as many errors as usual.

  • Comment 323, posted at 26.04.19 10:18:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 323) : My point exactly ,read my post again.

  • Comment 324, posted at 26.04.19 12:59:05 by The hound Reply
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