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Sharks vs Crusaders


Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Super Rugby on 3 May 2019 at 08:29

The Crusaders did not select Ryan Crotty, Sam Whitelock, Richie Mo’unga and David Havili, but this is still a formidable team. Can the Sharks of 2019 emulate the Sharks 2014 to beat the Crusaders at home?

My wish is for the Sharks to just go out and play as a team to the best of their abilities. Attack when its on, and be awake to switch to defensive mode immediately when needed.

Do yourselves proud



227 Comments

  • This is the “joy” of being a sharks fan. The negative is we can lose games that we really should win easily the positive is we can win games we shouldn’t. Go Boys please give us a lions game type performance!

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.05.19 08:45:47 by Byron Wright Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 1) : Even if we win it’s just bragging rights for a short while. I wish for the sharks to become a feared name in rugby again. So whatever works and whatever gives the long term results. Let’s see if there is some method behind all this madness as the coach suggests there is.

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.05.19 09:25:01 by coolfusion Reply
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  • Sharks looking very good so far

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.05.19 09:42:36 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Is anyone watching? From ESPN Scrum live scoring I see van Vuuren has already been replaced, what gives?

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.05.19 09:42:54 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 4) : Not sure if he was just sent for a concussion test

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.05.19 09:43:28 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 2) : i agree but leave me my morsels in between the losses

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.05.19 09:48:40 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • I was hoping to go watch in break room. Oh well. I’ll catch comments.

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.05.19 09:50:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Crusaders managing to stretch our defense, and TMO decides try has been scored against the post.

    7-3

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.05.19 09:50:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • We get a lineout on their 5m line but can’t get the maul going. Turnover ball

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.05.19 09:52:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • One thing that is striking about these guys is when they make mistakes how quickly they react to fix them

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.05.19 09:57:11 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • We working hard which is good

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.05.19 10:00:29 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • 7-6

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.05.19 10:00:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Defense better this time. Crusader not making ground and eventually turning over the ball

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.05.19 10:02:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 13) : Kerron off completely?

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.05.19 10:03:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • We actually seem to be winning the kicking game.

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.05.19 10:03:53 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 14) : He has not come back yet

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.05.19 10:04:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great D pushes the saders backniver 10 phases

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.05.19 10:04:42 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • We struggling a bit at lineout since Akker came on

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.05.19 10:08:19 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 18) : Short fat arms….

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.05.19 10:09:50 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Ref is doing a reasonably good job of penalizing Crusader shenanigans

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.05.19 10:11:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And we fuck up a crucial lineout. Come on Akker

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.05.19 10:12:38 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Philip off – Vermeulen on

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.05.19 10:14:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Well done Ruan – great turnover

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.05.19 10:15:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bosch gets the points

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.05.19 10:16:26 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Bosch kicks a 50m penalty to put us in the lead. 9-7

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.05.19 10:16:48 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Philip back on the field

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.05.19 10:18:03 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Crusaders starting to loose their cool. They don’t like our defense

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.05.19 10:19:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • But then Bosch does not kick out the penalty

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.05.19 10:20:16 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Small errors making life difficult for us

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.05.19 10:21:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And we manage to win the first half. 50 minutes of the same please, but please sort out the lineout

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.05.19 10:23:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Well at least the conceded penalty results in nothing and we go into half time in the lead.

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.05.19 10:24:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I’m not watching the game but if lineouts are a big screw up perhaps we need to bring Andrews on and move Botha to 4, hopefully this will sure up the lineout a little.

    On another note, fantastic effort to be in the lead at half time. Hopefully we can keep our heads and do more of the same in the second 40.

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.05.19 10:26:37 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 30) : Yup just keep doing the basics right. Weird how a young guy like Kerron already has such a clean well practiced lineout technique. Makes you wonder if the older guys just not putting enough disciplined work into refining, tweaking their game.

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.05.19 10:26:45 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 31) : So we seeing what we discussed. Lineout has suffered without Hyron(mostly because kieran went off after 2) but Ruan has been a monster around the park.

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.05.19 10:27:22 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Good half from the sharks. Crusaders seem nervous. Didn’t expect this intensity. Come on boys. More clinical play in 2nd half and win the game.

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.05.19 10:27:53 by sudhir Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 32) : Akker’s throws are rubbish. Last one almost went to the Crusader’s nine

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.05.19 10:28:36 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 32) : Ruan and Van heerden have been so good around the park that we cant take one off but yes Hyron calls the lineouts so well.

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.05.19 10:28:49 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 33) : Seems we’ve had it wrong all along bringing in older, more experienced heads to mentor the youngsters. We should see if Kerron has some spare time on his hands to mentor the ballies a bit…

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.05.19 10:29:58 by Karl Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 34) : Yup we’re still sitting with either or. Some in depth training focus could lift each guys weakness. Coenie also suggested some extra train time for weak points. The guys should make themselves available for it and the coaching staff should make experts available for this.

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.05.19 10:31:12 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 38) : LOL

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.05.19 10:31:47 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Karl (Comment 38) : In this case you’re correct.

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.05.19 10:31:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • A great player like Burden had to go play in the NH to sort out his lineout.

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.05.19 10:34:16 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 42) : Where he may have gotten some one on one mentoring?

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.05.19 10:35:26 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 34) : Botha also brings a lot of leadership. You can see him geeing up the guys the while time

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.05.19 10:36:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And another lineout fucked up

  • Comment 45, posted at 03.05.19 10:36:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Once Kerron starts maturing he will be a stronger carrier. If he is allowed freedom and improves fetching as well…? We may just have the first real replacement for Bismarck.

  • Comment 46, posted at 03.05.19 10:38:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Bosch is punishing them today. 12 7

  • Comment 47, posted at 03.05.19 10:39:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Went to the loo and Sharks score. Who scored?

  • Comment 48, posted at 03.05.19 10:41:23 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Duh, another penalty obviously

  • Comment 49, posted at 03.05.19 10:41:48 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Louis’s exits very good today

  • Comment 50, posted at 03.05.19 10:42:23 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Penalties indicate poor discipline on sader side. Sharks must know there is opportunities here?

  • Comment 51, posted at 03.05.19 10:43:16 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Bosch punishes them again 15-7

  • Comment 52, posted at 03.05.19 10:45:48 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 52) : He brought his sjambok today. Woo! If nothing else they will know “Who’s the Bosch?” After today

  • Comment 53, posted at 03.05.19 10:47:26 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Crusaders not getting away with their dirty tricks today

  • Comment 54, posted at 03.05.19 10:47:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Akker gives back a penalty. Can we have Kerron back please?

  • Comment 55, posted at 03.05.19 10:48:47 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Akker is having a nightmare. Giving unnecessary penalties away

  • Comment 56, posted at 03.05.19 10:48:50 by sudhir Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 55) : Watch him score a try just to spite me for that comment….

  • Comment 57, posted at 03.05.19 10:49:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Now we struggling in the scrums as well

  • Comment 58, posted at 03.05.19 10:49:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • They targeting Thomas

  • Comment 59, posted at 03.05.19 10:50:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And Goodhue scores under the posts. Iffy tackle attempt from Bosch

  • Comment 60, posted at 03.05.19 10:51:47 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And they score

  • Comment 61, posted at 03.05.19 10:51:52 by coolfusion Reply

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  • 15-14

  • Comment 62, posted at 03.05.19 10:52:02 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And Rob Jr on

  • Comment 63, posted at 03.05.19 10:52:38 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • We need to hit back first. Don’t give them confidence

  • Comment 64, posted at 03.05.19 10:53:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Glad to see Rob on

  • Comment 65, posted at 03.05.19 10:54:01 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 61) : Crap…

  • Comment 66, posted at 03.05.19 10:54:20 by Hulk Reply

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  • And lets rather not say anything about his 5 minutes so far.

  • Comment 67, posted at 03.05.19 10:55:01 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 65) : Bosch best keep the kicking duties.

  • Comment 68, posted at 03.05.19 10:55:21 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 68) : Bosch should keep all the duties Rob is so poor he is a liability two errors already

  • Comment 69, posted at 03.05.19 10:58:07 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • PLEASE take off Rob Jnr. He has touched the ball twice and both times just thrown it away!

  • Comment 70, posted at 03.05.19 10:58:26 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Really don’t think we’ll miss Jr next year

  • Comment 71, posted at 03.05.19 10:58:29 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • I feel sorry for the guy – playing like a big bundle of fear

  • Comment 72, posted at 03.05.19 10:59:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Jonny Meyer on

  • Comment 73, posted at 03.05.19 11:00:23 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 72) : He needs a sabatical. Like Dan Carter had….

  • Comment 74, posted at 03.05.19 11:00:40 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Perhaps a lot of current hookers are trying to mold themselves into the hooker come openside flank role that made Bismark a starter for so long and in focusing on their open play are neglecting their core responsibilities and ultimately their throwing suffers.

    Think in cricket when allrounders show they have talent to bat, they tend to reduce the amount of bowling they do or leave it completely to ensure all the time and energy goes into training that one specific skill. Perhaps our hookers are trying to be too much of an openside flank before they are world class hookers with the skills to back that up.

  • Comment 75, posted at 03.05.19 11:00:53 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 72) : Hid dad is hanging him out to dry

  • Comment 76, posted at 03.05.19 11:02:28 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Personally I think Rob Jr is actually a pretty decent flyhalf but has been seriously mismanaged by his own dad.

  • Comment 77, posted at 03.05.19 11:02:54 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I see Botha has been pulled, was that the right call? van Heerden over Botha?

  • Comment 78, posted at 03.05.19 11:03:35 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 77) : Perhaps a case of too much faith and Snr can’t see the flaws in Jnr play at the moment.

  • Comment 79, posted at 03.05.19 11:04:49 by Hulk Reply

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  • This ref is actually pretty good overall – blowing tackler not releasing the ball

  • Comment 80, posted at 03.05.19 11:05:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bosch puts another one over 18 points for him so far

  • Comment 81, posted at 03.05.19 11:05:51 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Bosch makes it 18-14

  • Comment 82, posted at 03.05.19 11:06:11 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 82) : Wow quite an inditement for coach Rob leaving him out for so long.

  • Comment 83, posted at 03.05.19 11:07:41 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 81) : With 11 minutes to go. How are we looking? Do we look like we’re hanging on or is it even, are we starting to look like we’re taking the upper hand?

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, can’t believe I can’t watch this.

  • Comment 84, posted at 03.05.19 11:07:44 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 84) : Hmm kind of title for tat. But not being railroaded. Bosch deadly on the boot today.

  • Comment 85, posted at 03.05.19 11:08:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 85) : Tit for tat. Even

  • Comment 86, posted at 03.05.19 11:09:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 86) : Thanks. The guys just have to keep them out and don’t panic when they start putting long phases together close to the 80 minute mark.

  • Comment 87, posted at 03.05.19 11:10:28 by Hulk Reply

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  • Bosch pulls the penalty a bit to the right – still 18-14

  • Comment 88, posted at 03.05.19 11:10:50 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Crunch time now. Were all going to be very happy or very sad.

  • Comment 89, posted at 03.05.19 11:11:48 by coolfusion Reply

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  • But Thomas forces another attempt for him. This one closer

  • Comment 90, posted at 03.05.19 11:11:55 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 21-14. 5 minutes left

  • Comment 91, posted at 03.05.19 11:13:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 91) : [email protected]#k yes

  • Comment 92, posted at 03.05.19 11:13:36 by Hulk Reply

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  • Louw on for Andre

  • Comment 93, posted at 03.05.19 11:14:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 7 clear, so a draw is possible but we want a win. Come on boys push it.

  • Comment 94, posted at 03.05.19 11:14:39 by Hulk Reply

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  • Excellent defense from Nkosi looks like it prevented a try

  • Comment 95, posted at 03.05.19 11:14:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 2.5 minutes and the Crusaders camping in our 22

  • Comment 96, posted at 03.05.19 11:16:03 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 30 seconds – we can’t loose anymore

  • Comment 97, posted at 03.05.19 11:18:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Saders make it 19

  • Comment 98, posted at 03.05.19 11:18:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 97) : Sure of that?

  • Comment 99, posted at 03.05.19 11:19:21 by coolfusion Reply

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  • And they finally get through

  • Comment 100, posted at 03.05.19 11:19:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 21 21. Sooooo close. Agggg. I don’t know if I should be angry or relieved.

  • Comment 101, posted at 03.05.19 11:20:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 99) : I guess if the conversion hits the pole Saders can still score another try.

  • Comment 102, posted at 03.05.19 11:20:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sorry Sandor – you were almost correct again this time

  • Comment 103, posted at 03.05.19 11:21:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Like kissing your sister, but I will take a draw in Christchurch any time. Well done boys

  • Comment 104, posted at 03.05.19 11:22:16 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 102) : I suppose I should be relieved. If Rob Jnr was on the field and given his average this season it would have been 21 12 for Saders.

  • Comment 105, posted at 03.05.19 11:22:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So close, great game from the Sharks. Would not have brought on Rob Jnr. He put us on the back foot. The team played great, though and actually deserved a win, even though we didn’t score any tries, we made the Saders make mistakes and punished them with the boot.

  • Comment 106, posted at 03.05.19 11:23:17 by T-Shark Reply

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  • @T-Shark (Comment 106) : Akker also did us no favours. Funny how it’s the two guys with the Sale contracts more often than not…..hmmmmm…..

  • Comment 107, posted at 03.05.19 11:24:36 by coolfusion Reply

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  • so close :cry:

  • Comment 108, posted at 03.05.19 11:24:40 by Hulk Reply

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  • Good old traditional SA rugby. Kick deep, defend like demons and take your penalties, but the plan also needs a solid set piece. If we did not loose Kerron so early who knows what could have happened.

  • Comment 109, posted at 03.05.19 11:25:16 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Well old Bok…it seems we got our wish, even though at the end there we were getting a bit greedy and hoping for some extra gravy eh? ;)

  • Comment 110, posted at 03.05.19 11:26:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I am very proud of the team for achieving this outcome, a draw at Christchurch feels like a bonus point win! Looking forward to watching the game tonight. And I also cannot wait to watch “The breakdown” this week, those dudes must be chocking on their words!! LOL

  • Comment 111, posted at 03.05.19 11:28:49 by Rienke36 Reply

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  • Well my hat us off to Curwin Bosch. If he gets the kicking duties and he can improve like this….what a pleasure. Almost kicked their teeth in completely with that sniper boot if his…

  • Comment 112, posted at 03.05.19 11:30:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • The draw also means that we should at least stay 2nd on the SA conference after the weekend, unless the Jaquares claps the Stormers by at least 29 points and score 3 more tries than them

  • Comment 113, posted at 03.05.19 11:30:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 112) : Auto complete….how I loathe thee….

  • Comment 114, posted at 03.05.19 11:31:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 108) : Cheer up. How would you have felt if we lost by 1? See? Better already.

  • Comment 115, posted at 03.05.19 11:32:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 104) : Or missing the lotto jackpot with 1 ball?

  • Comment 116, posted at 03.05.19 11:35:50 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Suggested titles for the article that reports on this game. 1. Like a Bosch…. 2. Who’s the Bosch? 3 The Bosch baby…4 Curwin goes Bosch…5. Bosch’s day comes early this year….

  • Comment 117, posted at 03.05.19 11:45:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 116) : Decided to wait till after the game to comment, way better performance all round. Just slightly aggrieved that the last crusaders line out was way skew and that laid the platform for the last try. Nothing to complain about further. Pleasantly surprised with the team.

  • Comment 118, posted at 03.05.19 11:50:13 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Well done to the boys well done! Keep that intensity against the chiefs and akker can spend the week throwing at targets. By the way are we calling Mbatha back urgently?

  • Comment 119, posted at 03.05.19 11:55:21 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 117) : Who’s the bosch!! For the win

  • Comment 120, posted at 03.05.19 11:56:12 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 120) : Sold.

  • Comment 121, posted at 03.05.19 11:57:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Rienke36 (Comment 111) : Have you seen the headlines so far ? Some even criticize us for not having won when we should have these are the same guys who predicted we would lose by 25. Imagine how the press would have praised the heroic stormers for even a close loss?

  • Comment 122, posted at 03.05.19 12:20:40 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Fortunately for us, Moody looked unfit and unsure of himself. I was quite surprised the referee penalized the Crusaders so much, but he could be counted on to help them equalize the game when the chips were down. That said, the team were twice 5 metres out with a a platform to score and mangled it badly. If they had made the most of those opportunities…if Bosch had not missed two…but ifs and buts don’t keep the fan warm at night. Rob du Preez must actually just leave already. On a personal level, he’s probably an okay guy, but his rugby is in the toilet. For me, Ruan Botha was the man of the match and actual leader. Nice to know he’s got a fire under his arse. In the context of a tour overseas, any Saffa team would take a W and a D with 1 to go. If the line-outs had been better, we may have had a try or 2 on the score-sheet. When tries didn’t work they took the 3-pointers…tactically astute, but disappointing that tries weren’t forthcoming.

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 122) : maybe those are the cockroaches Rob Sr was referring to :lol:

  • Comment 124, posted at 03.05.19 12:33:04 by Rienke36 Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 123) : @SeanJeff (Comment 123) : Rob should be released to Sale his Dad has damaged him badly he looks like a deer in the headlights and is playing like one that already got hit by a car. His confidence is shot and he keeps getting put in the firing line by his dad and its getting worse every game.

    He is a much better player than what he is producing and he needs a lifeline and that isnt putting him on when Bosch is playing well.

  • Comment 125, posted at 03.05.19 12:35:12 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • The match between Zimbabwe and the Cell C Sharks XV kicks off at 4pm.
    At false by rugby club in constantia cape town
    I will be attending

    Cell C Sharks XV

    1. Gugu Lelani
    2. Cullen Collopy
    3. Rogers Zondi
    4. Lunga Ncube
    5. Andrew Evans
    6. Adam Mountfort
    7. Wian Vosloo
    8. Kwanda Dimaza
    9. Zee Mkhabela
    10. Murray Koster
    11. Leolin Zas
    12. Jeremy Ward (C)
    13. DJ Falconer
    14. Lwazi Mvovo
    15. Rhyno Smith

    Replacements

    16. Connor Botha
    17. Christiaan de Jager
    18. MB Lusaseni
    19. Vian Fourie
    20. Damian Stevens
    21. Inny-Christian Radebe
    22. Sicelo Tole

  • Comment 126, posted at 03.05.19 12:36:00 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 123) : well said

  • Comment 127, posted at 03.05.19 12:36:35 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 125) : Rob Jnr looks physically and mentally depleted, his been playing rugby none stop for a year and a half now, also I would prefer we make a coaching change

  • Comment 128, posted at 03.05.19 12:38:54 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Rienke36 (Comment 124) : Who is that the stormers? Makes sense….;)

  • Comment 129, posted at 03.05.19 13:37:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 128) : To which Coach? And let’s be realistic. In dreams we could have Jake as DOR Cheika as head Coach and Jones as his assistant but in reality? Personally I think any combo of Dick Muir Tony Brown Nick Easter and John Dobson could combine well.

  • Comment 130, posted at 03.05.19 13:45:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 130) : I have put my hat firmly in the Easter bonnet. He seems very serious about making it as a head coach hence the travel around the world for opportunities and to learn and he brings experience of different styles to the union. You could keep virtually the same coaching staff but just try an different head coach.

  • Comment 131, posted at 03.05.19 13:50:12 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 131) : I would try to get Brown and replace Laubscher with Easter name him official backline coach, maybe convince Monty to be kicking coach and mentor fb?

  • Comment 132, posted at 03.05.19 13:55:00 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Feel for Rob senior he comes away from Christchurch with the best result any team has had in 25 games, against the top team in the competition.A performance built on the best defence seen all year.His two sons still only 22 muscled the shit out of the All Back captain in his 150 th game, and al the talk is about how shit Rob Jnr is.
    Fuck when I watch games like this and see the heart that the team had the exceptional level of fitness and the disciplined adherence to a common plan I can only give credit to the coach.
    Last year Rob junior could do no wrong second highest points scorer in the competition he went 27 kicks without a miss.He is currently in a slump it happens to all players, he has the pedigree to play himself out of it.The pressure on him is immense, with so many people using every lapse he has to shove another knife into his father
    I remember after he beat us in that Currie Cup final and most of the flakes on this site who are currently putting in the boot were demanding he came home.
    I said maybe he shouldn’t return and play his game away from the glaring spotlight of his freakishly talented brothers
    .I was right and I am glad he is going to Sale,just sorry his brothers are going too .
    Just wish Rob snr. was given a little credit.

  • Comment 133, posted at 03.05.19 13:55:25 by The hound Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 132) : Would be interesting to see what Dobson makes if the stormers SR team next year. Wonder if he will still be CC coach this year?

  • Comment 134, posted at 03.05.19 13:58:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 132) : I think Tony Brown would be a good move. We have Braam who is a top kicking coach and has become an excellent defensive coach as well. So we lost Snr bring in Brown and we haven’t increased the wage bill much at all.

  • Comment 135, posted at 03.05.19 14:00:14 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 135) : Brown has done a lot with the sunwolves. Pity he doesn’t get an extra year or two with them. Just to see what they can do.

  • Comment 136, posted at 03.05.19 14:06:36 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 136) : Jake White will probably walk out when Hansen walks in at Verblitz. Maybe he’s looking for a gig. He could have beaten the Crusaders with 2 men to spare….. ;)

  • Comment 137, posted at 03.05.19 14:16:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 136) : The only issue is Williams and him together the whole backline v attack coach dynamic has always confused me.

  • Comment 138, posted at 03.05.19 14:21:34 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 138) : Attack is not only a backline prerogative

    Having attack and defense coaches, along with a number of skill coaches (e.g. scrum, lineout, breakdown, kicking, handling) makes more sense to me.

    Or coaches like Braam that handles more than one dept.

  • Comment 139, posted at 03.05.19 14:25:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 139) : Yes I must agree. I would also rather have focus point coaching as well. But it does become expensive.

  • Comment 140, posted at 03.05.19 14:28:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So what does Ricardo Laubscher bring?

  • Comment 141, posted at 03.05.19 14:28:46 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 141) : I think questions can be asked about our current forward coach as well. With the pack we have we should be doing a lot better at lineout and scrum time.

  • Comment 142, posted at 03.05.19 14:31:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 139) : I agree that the more specialists the better and a head coach to make sure they have a shared vision but whats left once a backline has attack and defense sorted? Spacing, positioning etc I suppose but its not a huge mandate most likely too small for a Tony Brown caliber . We currently don’t have a scrum or lineout coach for example because the Forward coach handles that and maybe we could use both but its the costs.

  • Comment 143, posted at 03.05.19 14:32:04 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 143) : It makes sense for one person to handle more than one area.

  • Comment 144, posted at 03.05.19 14:34:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 144) : Well it seems there’s more than enough people on backline. One of them could make space for a specialist forwards coach next to Pienaar? And I’m thinking Laubscher is surplus.

  • Comment 145, posted at 03.05.19 14:42:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 144) : Sure I agree, it saves money and too many voices can be a bad thing but my point is that would you rather have a attack coach handle the backline coaching or a forward coach handle the scrum and lineout coaching. I think a specialist scrum coach is a must so I dont mind the attack coach handling the backline coaching as well.

  • Comment 146, posted at 03.05.19 14:42:44 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • The Crusaders have a head coach, forward coach, backline coach and two other assistant coaches – one which is tasked with defense and individual technical development (skills), and the other leading the teams attack, strategy and game planning (sounds like an attack coach).

  • Comment 147, posted at 03.05.19 15:06:23 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 147) : Nice and compact that.

  • Comment 148, posted at 03.05.19 15:21:04 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • On a different note. The Frenchie is no longer joining Sharks in 2019 then?

  • Comment 149, posted at 03.05.19 15:23:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 149) : Sorry 2020

  • Comment 150, posted at 03.05.19 15:23:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 150) : There was the rumor not too long ago, we’ll have to wait until we get any information from sharks hq. Might get that news after he’s played 50 games for us at their rate of communication

  • Comment 151, posted at 03.05.19 15:27:06 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 151) : Nope it seems he is not coming. He has accepted an offer from a club in USA.

  • Comment 152, posted at 03.05.19 15:28:58 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 149) : He is going to play in the US.

  • Comment 153, posted at 03.05.19 15:29:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 152) : Rugby United New York. Name of his new club.

  • Comment 154, posted at 03.05.19 15:30:36 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 153) : Maybe just as well wouldn’t have been an investment in sustainable team growth anyways. This guy sounds like he’s looking for a pasture.

  • Comment 155, posted at 03.05.19 15:33:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 133) : only watched patches of the game and it was an awesome performance by all the players! If this is the form and standard set for the rest of the remaining matches the Sharks could be title contenders! But much like after the Lions game let’s wait and see if they can reproduce the same level of play next week!

  • Comment 156, posted at 03.05.19 15:41:40 by JD Reply
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  • Where is Koegies these days?

  • Comment 157, posted at 03.05.19 15:57:24 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 133) : Agree with 99% of your comment. But mistakes were made that proved costly. Well done to the coach and players. Great performance. However Rob snr made the mistake of subbing fassi with Jnr too early. Rob jnr is a great player but not today or the past 5 games. AKKER cost us big time with poor lineout throws and illdiscipline that lead to penalties and the second try eventually being scored. But this is all in hindsight and should not take the spotlight out of a great performance from the sharks. Well done guys. Proud of every one of you. Black and white forever.

  • Comment 158, posted at 03.05.19 17:59:37 by sudhir Reply

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  • Reading the news articles on the sharks draw with the crusaders pisses me off. Scribes complimenting the sharks but also suggesting that because 3 all blacks were rested it was a weakened crusaders. Bullshit man. Give credit were it is due. last week the Lions beat a weak Chiefs team and all you heard was how good they were with whitely back.

  • Comment 159, posted at 03.05.19 18:16:30 by sudhir Reply

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  • Bosch was impressive on attack, kicking and defense today. Made some crucial tackles on big players today. Question marks about his defense seems to be erasing quickly. Well played.

  • Comment 160, posted at 03.05.19 18:19:51 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 158) : Akker also ripped the ball when the Saders looked like scoring on the half-time whistle. Perhaps try-saving? Gotta give credit where it’s due.

  • Comment 161, posted at 03.05.19 18:21:12 by Rienke36 Reply

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  • @Rienke36 (Comment 161) : Yes. Akker was good in the loose. But thos e silly penalties and lineouts eish.

  • Comment 162, posted at 03.05.19 19:28:12 by sudhir Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 133) : Twins muscled the #@&! out of Read? Naw man, this was a propper team effort! Van heerden tops with an incredible 19 tackles, dan 18, JL 15, PvdW 15 (in only 53min!), akker 16, Vermeulen 10 (in 30min!)…and many of these were dominating tackles. Even the backs weighed in. Bosch stopped more than he let through, Nkosi saved a try, Rob Jnr fluffed a few balls early on, but tackled like a loose forward (didn’t someone call for that??), Fassi didn’t have opportunities with the ball, but showed great composure a few times. These boys all deserve mention.

  • Comment 163, posted at 04.05.19 10:12:54 by Rienke36 Reply

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  • Anyone see if Kerron is injured or if it was just precaution to send him off?

  • Comment 164, posted at 04.05.19 14:54:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 164) : Commentators mentioned he failed the HIA, hopefully no concussion

  • Comment 165, posted at 04.05.19 15:20:04 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 165) : Guess we will know Monday Tuesday…

  • Comment 166, posted at 04.05.19 15:23:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Vermeulen try just made me smile…

  • Comment 167, posted at 04.05.19 15:26:45 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 166) : It’s the sharks bud, we will only know when we seem him on a team sheet

  • Comment 168, posted at 04.05.19 15:48:30 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 168) : True.

  • Comment 169, posted at 04.05.19 15:52:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 167) : Happy for him, unhappy for the tahs, bulls have a game in hand and will lead the conference should they win today

  • Comment 170, posted at 04.05.19 15:53:33 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 169) : I hope we have him ready. I love the pace he injects and his technique will soon become something the commentators will refer to as clinical.

  • Comment 171, posted at 04.05.19 15:53:36 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 171) : And for the love of all that is good in the world, please let Stringer play

  • Comment 172, posted at 04.05.19 15:54:25 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 172) : Yes. Our coach could have a very disruptive pack. Strong grunt offset with fast paced angle running loosies. Just depends on his selection and bench. But it’s there he must just see it and learn to use it.

  • Comment 173, posted at 04.05.19 15:56:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 173) : Unfortunately Rob snr couldn’t see the writing on the wall if it was written on every wall he passes

  • Comment 174, posted at 04.05.19 16:01:42 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 174) : Would be exciting to see the whole dynamic being able to change at 55 minutes by bringing on cam Stringer, Paul van Vuuren Andrews from pure muscle to pure speed. If that was practiced to perfection I would hate playing against the sharks.

  • Comment 175, posted at 04.05.19 16:27:35 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Bulls throwing away this game now.

  • Comment 176, posted at 04.05.19 16:35:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Van Zyl was just holding things back for bulls. How he is even in contention as a bok is beyond me. I would even have Cam in before him.

  • Comment 177, posted at 04.05.19 16:38:52 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Pollard not being very inventive or controlling either. He’s waiting for the play instead of dictating. He should be kicking them into territory but he is waiting for the line to come up.

  • Comment 178, posted at 04.05.19 16:42:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 175) : Am I the only person here that doesn’t rate andrews at all. He is good in the line out, doesn’t add any forwards play after that

  • Comment 179, posted at 04.05.19 16:44:47 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 179) : Ja you are right. He is too light he has no carry he also doesn’t dominate rucks or clean effectively no work from him there.

  • Comment 180, posted at 04.05.19 16:46:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 180) : What I’m saying is he had no physical presence beyond lineouts.

  • Comment 181, posted at 04.05.19 16:47:28 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Bulls edge it. Tahs way more effective in the second half.

  • Comment 182, posted at 04.05.19 16:49:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 183) : He is not only hurting his one career he is hurting himself and the team.

  • Comment 184, posted at 04.05.19 16:53:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 184) : His sons career…

  • Comment 185, posted at 04.05.19 16:53:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 184) : I reiterate, he is blind, dumb and uncreative. Plumb might not have made the canes world beaters, but under him we had team spirit and cohesion

  • Comment 186, posted at 04.05.19 17:09:15 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 186) : Ja well let’s us cockroaches not criticize apparently we should not have any opinion apart from a positive one. I’m done with that dude we are the tail not the dog.

  • Comment 187, posted at 04.05.19 17:11:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 187) : The franchise is nothing without supporters, their voices should be heard.

  • Comment 188, posted at 04.05.19 17:16:08 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 188) : Well at the moment I. Supporting the players not the coaching. Even the dup boys who are undeniably good just not managed in some respects.

  • Comment 189, posted at 04.05.19 17:19:56 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 189) : Crazy thought, let jl dup play lock next to ruan and Stringer has a spot. Retread kobus to fullback, keep Bosch at 10 and back cam and Grant Williams. Let them run and have fun

  • Comment 190, posted at 04.05.19 17:25:36 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 190) : Don’t think JL has the line jumping abilities. I would try Dan but we would miss him at 8. I know Phillip is a natural 8 but I don’t see him having the workrate Dan has still sluggish in my book. A question I have is what if Paul could play 8 ?

  • Comment 191, posted at 04.05.19 17:35:02 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 191) : Paul wouldn’t say no to any game time. Also would like am and ward as centers for a game or two, give Andre a little rest and 15-20 min at the end of games just for a little while

  • Comment 192, posted at 04.05.19 17:49:52 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 191) : Thomas the tank and beast could lift a rhinoceros in a line out

  • Comment 193, posted at 04.05.19 17:50:49 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 189) : I think you are being a bit harsh on the coach. Yes he’s made mistakes especially with Jnr. But no coach goes out to lose or have his players play badly. Is Rob a better coach than Gold? Absolutely! His Leopards team won the 1st division title unbeaten and scored at least 4 tries in every game. Sharks won the CC under him last year and reached the final the year before. Remember. And also he has a coaching team. Decisions are not made unilaterally. I agree that strange decisions and observations have been made by the coach recently but maybe he needs to be supported instead of being vilified every time, after all he is still somewhat inexperienced when compared to the coaches of the NZ and the Aussie teams. Also the players that are selected needs to show the respect and passion for the jersey and fans and give their best every time they step on the field. Especially at the Tank.

  • Comment 194, posted at 04.05.19 19:29:43 by sudhir Reply

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  • We need to criticise when it is required but calling for the coach to be fired every year or so will not change our fortune. It was done to Plum, Jake jumped and we ended up with 1 of the worst coaches the sharks has ever had.

  • Comment 195, posted at 04.05.19 19:36:26 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 194) : That’s how I felt in year 1 even somewhat in year 2. But now there is no way I’m being unreasonable. So maybe you saying we are calling for a new coach every time should consider that this is year 3 already. Tell me how many serious contenders will wait 3 or 4 years till the coach finally comes round. As I said I will support the players since I believe they are an exceptional bunch they just need a coach.

  • Comment 196, posted at 04.05.19 20:00:16 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 195) : Every year bud? Have you been counting?

  • Comment 197, posted at 04.05.19 20:01:23 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 197) : Figuratively. But I see your point. Actually forgot it’s 3rd year.

  • Comment 198, posted at 04.05.19 20:11:45 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 198) : It doesn’t remedy anything though. So I support the boys. They give their all, which is worthy of support. That’s as far as it goes at the moment.

  • Comment 199, posted at 05.05.19 08:53:36 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I come here to get my morning laugh at the truly cretinous and immature opinions expressed here.
    In the first week that I can remember that 5 New Zealand teams played and only one won, that 3 SA teams played and only one won, that 4 Aus played and two won,all the talk is about the Sharks criminal inconsistency ,apart from the Crusaders who the fuck is consistent.

    This is my favourite comment
    ” I reiterate, he is blind, dumb and uncreative. Plumb might not have made the canes world beaters, but under him we had team spirit and cohesion”
    Have you ever met Rob did you ever see him play, and best of all would you be prepared to crawl out of the anomaly of your keyboard and tell him to his face.
    I have a feeling some of these commentators above are school boys so may be we should not be too hard on them
    .
    But hell some of the arrogant comments are hysterical.

  • Comment 200, posted at 05.05.19 10:36:58 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 200) : Rich coming from the most condescending, arrogant man here. Rob snr has had 3 years and has not delivered on HIS promises. If a player is out of form, bench him, if plan a doesn’t work, have a back up. The players gave their all in Christchurch, their best match in a while. However the coach had to step in and put an out of form player on the field and break momentum.

  • Comment 201, posted at 05.05.19 11:05:24 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 200) : Was Rob snr a great player, yes, so was chilliboy when he started, wouldn’t choose him as coach. Bryan Habana, still one of the best wings in modern history, not necessarily a good coach. Your logic is flawed pointing out his history as player compared to a coaching role. If we were to just accept that argument, then get Jacques Fourie to coach defense, lambie for tackle technique, keegan daniles as skill coach and Stefan terreblanche as fitness coach. While you’re at it give dan Carter a call and teach game plan. We have to accept who the coach is, we don’t have to agree with how he does it

  • Comment 202, posted at 05.05.19 11:19:48 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 202) : So he is blind ,dumb and uncreative, ok IIl bow to your insight and experience your foresight and your creative genius,

  • Comment 203, posted at 05.05.19 11:59:19 by The hound Reply
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  • Damn guys. This is like when PDV was bok coach. Was never credited for the wins only the losses because many people thought and still do as a kak coach. Rdp is getting the same. We beat the lions by record score but the Coach doesn’t get recognition cos the players “did it for Beast”! It’s a team effort. From the coaches to the players on the field. Criticise when required and give credit where it is due.

  • Comment 204, posted at 05.05.19 14:49:37 by sudhir Reply

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  • Well done to team for their great performance in hostile environment on Friday. That massive smile I had on my face after the lions game has returned. The disrespectful behavior of the Crusaders fans towards Bosch when he kicked at poles wasn’t something I expected.

  • Comment 205, posted at 05.05.19 14:59:08 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 205) : You seem to be the voice of reason. 100% didn’t expect booing from a NZ crowd. Yes the team did exceptionally well, just can not help but feel the backline changes hampered the momentum completely.

  • Comment 206, posted at 05.05.19 16:39:52 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 203) : Never claimed to be able to coach even u9 rugby. Facts are facts, Rob snr as a coach is not the creative genius either………

  • Comment 207, posted at 05.05.19 16:41:17 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 200) :

    I do have some opinions as to the type of person he is, but I sure as hell won’t tell it to his face.

    I recall Robert du Preez, as he was known then, beating up on a policeman in Pretoria for telling something to his face.

  • Comment 208, posted at 05.05.19 23:32:28 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 202) :

    Joost and Fourie were great players.

    Robert du Preez was merely good.

  • Comment 209, posted at 05.05.19 23:33:29 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 209) As I remember it Robert revolutionised :scrum half play ,he was the first big scrum half and the first to use the really long pass,Naas Botha was able to play three games in the same kit because Robert made sure nobody ever got close enough to tackle him,wel Robert and Burger Geldenhuis.
    Joost especially profited by the foundations laid down at the Bulls by Robert.
    Joost was probably the best rugby player I ever saw,

  • Comment 210, posted at 05.05.19 23:59:11 by The hound Reply
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  • He had a great long pass. Perfect for a 10 like Naas and the Bulls’ game.

    I was pretty disappointed when it was announced he would leave. Then I was at Loftus for Joost’s first game and I thought it must have been just a onece off freak type thing. No player could possibly of so many miracle moves in every game.

  • Comment 211, posted at 06.05.19 02:59:03 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 209) : Valid point

  • Comment 212, posted at 06.05.19 07:54:15 by jdolivier Reply

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  • None of SA’s World Cup (Christie, White) / Super Rugby (Meyer / Ludeke) winning coaches even played for provincial teams – likewise Graham Henry for the All Blacks. Being a great player does not necessarily make one a good coach.

  • Comment 213, posted at 06.05.19 09:36:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 183) : I reckon Rob snr was pissed with Bosch for letting the ball bounce and giving the Saders all that field advatage right up to our line. The tackle “attempt” on Goodhue probably hastened his injection onto the field.

  • Comment 214, posted at 06.05.19 10:56:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 208) : This is true.

  • Comment 215, posted at 06.05.19 10:57:35 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 211) : What was that seed that you planted about Saad (hey nice Eng/Afr play n words there) about, I tried to find something but couldnt.

  • Comment 216, posted at 06.05.19 11:00:18 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 187) : Ok, so now you are identifying with the cockroach comment. Interesting.

  • Comment 217, posted at 06.05.19 11:02:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @sudhir (Comment 204) : ja it’s hard being a coach. I’m coaching high school hockey and if the team win it’s because of the “great players” but if they loose it’s the coach that made the mistakes. It just one of those things! It is your own choice to coach a team (at school level or professional at provincial or national level) and that is the reality so you must decide to take the bad with the good or to walk away and do something else with your time!

  • Comment 218, posted at 06.05.19 11:49:19 by JD Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 213) : can also add Ian McIntosh to that list.

  • Comment 219, posted at 06.05.19 11:53:07 by JD Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 210) : @fyndraai (Comment 209) : must agree with Hound. Rob was had a very specific set of skills that made him a great player. With his long pass Naas could almost stand in a different time zone!

  • Comment 220, posted at 06.05.19 11:57:34 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 218) : Is there a line to that criticism that is unbreachable for you and goes beyond bad and what you are prepared to take.

  • Comment 221, posted at 06.05.19 12:22:15 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 221) : ja that is not easy to explain. Luckily for me I’m the type of person that’s not really bothered about what people think of me as I’m not placed on earth to please people. I’m working with kids and for me it’s all about them and developing them into a “better” person. I will make mistakes but I know I will do everything in my power to better the team and the players so therefor will take criticism and praise and always try to improve without sulking or getting a higher than though attitude.
    I also know that the level of coaching I do and the level that guys like RdP Snr do is waaaaay apart and therefor the level of criticism I will face is waaaay less than what they experience. But the point I was trying to make still remains the same. If you can not take criticism (fair and/or unfair) you must seriously rethink your decision to become a coach.

  • Comment 222, posted at 06.05.19 15:11:55 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 220) : He currently has a 9 with a similar long pass and he does not seem to rate him.

  • Comment 223, posted at 06.05.19 15:49:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • On the topic of 9′s, I was wondering how much being part of the Bok plans makes a difference/influence to your current game. I mean watching Louis when he was with the Kings was such a different player, even the game against the Lions this year he was much more present and involved in quick attacking play. He had so much more to his game than what we see now. I guess being 3rd or 4th choice for the Boks means Rassie must have to give you advice (read excuse) on what skillset you need to work on to crack the run on team and this would also have been comm’d to the Provincial HC. Cos how else can the coach and him keep pressing on with the same play/technique game in and game out unless for higher honours.

  • Comment 224, posted at 06.05.19 16:38:55 by Choochi Reply

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  • @Choochi (Comment 224) : He would be 4th choice at best – Faf, Papier, van Snail ahead of him. Also talk of Jantjies from the Stormers attracting Rassie’s attention – so on current form I don’t think he will crack the WC squad.

  • Comment 225, posted at 06.05.19 16:46:25 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 225) : Agreed, I think he should just be unleashed now and play with total freedom. Get his mojo back. Perhaps the captain’s armband is also weighing him down

  • Comment 226, posted at 06.05.19 17:00:51 by Choochi Reply

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  • @Choochi (Comment 224) : I thought that Louis was much faster this weekend against Saders and had a pretty good game.

  • Comment 227, posted at 06.05.19 18:35:13 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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