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3 changes in the squad for Canes


Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Super Rugby on 30 May 2019 at 10:43

Philip vd Walt is out injured and replaced by Jacques Vermeulen. Tyler Paul moves back into the squad. Craig Burden is bracketed with Cullen Collopy as the reserve hooker – hopefully he can make it to the game this time. Thomas du Toit swap places with Jonny Meyer on the bench.

I would assume the tactics against the Canes will be the same as last week – defend like demons, kick for position / contestable’s, maul (we could have used more against the Lions), use turnover ball, take the penalty’s and any intercepts the Canes may throw our way.

A critical last home game to win before two tough away games.

Sharks

  1. Mzamo Majola
  2. Kerron van Vuuren
  3. Coenie Oosthuizen
  4. Ruben van Heerden
  5. Ruan Botha
  6. Jacques Vermeulen
  7. Jean-Luc du Preez
  8. Daniel du Preez
  9. Louis Schreuder (c)
  10. Curwin Bosch
  11. Makazole Mapimpi
  12. Andre Esterhuizen
  13. Lukhanyo Am
  14. Sbu Nkosi
  15. Aphelele Fassi

Replacements

  1. Craig Burden / Cullen Collopy
  2. Juan Schoeman
  3. Thomas du Toit
  4. Hyron Andrews
  5. Tyler Paul
  6. Cameron Wright
  7. Robert du Preez
  8. Kobus van Wyk

 

Hurricanes
15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Wes Goosen, 13 Matt Proctor, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Ben Lam, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara (c), 8 Reed Prinsep, 7 Ardie Savea, 6 Vaea Fifita, 5 Kane Le’aupepe, 4 James Blackwell, 3 Jeff To’omaga-Allen, 2 Asafo Aumua, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements
16 Dane Coles, 17 Fraser Armstrong, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20 Du’Plessis Kirifi, 21 Gareth Evans, 22 Richard Judd, 23 James Marshall.



122 Comments

  • Apart from the criticism and claims of nepotism, I must say that Rob Sr has done a good job maintaining stability in match day squads for the most part, and the youngsters who’ve been called upon have seemed to fit in quite well

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.05.19 11:02:56 by Karl Reply
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  • Hopefully Burden can make it to the game in time….and in one piece….and stay that way…

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.05.19 12:33:52 by coolfusion Reply
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  • Judging from the Canes starting team, they are targeting this game. Guys I’m nervous! Let’s go boys!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.05.19 12:42:27 by Keagan_Sharks Reply
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  • Interesting suggestion on sarugby – bring Rob Jr on as a substitute for Andre around the 60 minute mark and leave Bosch and Fassi to play 80 minutes

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.05.19 12:52:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 4) : Sounds like a plan

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.05.19 13:48:19 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Tank covering tight head again, being moved from one side of the scrum to the other often

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.05.19 13:50:57 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 5) : But what would Rob Jr bring to the backs that AE doesn’t have? Not terribly quick, AE has just as good a boot… So why have that as a premeditated plan unless AE loses effectiveness later on, which I’m sure he doesn’t.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.05.19 13:54:23 by Karl Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 7) : Andre has clocked up 812 playing minutes already. If Rob Sr wants to get Rob Jr some playing time to regain his confidence before the quarters may make sense to lighten the load on Andre.

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.05.19 14:13:20 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 8) : Resting AE I get, but I can think of a few better options at 12 than Rob Jr

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.05.19 14:53:05 by Karl Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 7) : Yeah why, unless its to give Andre rest as @Bokhoring (Comment 8) : says. I prefer Bosch playing from 15 than Fassi, maybe Fassi can play 10, Bosch 15 and junior 12 – Fassi apparently played 10 at school (as well as every other backline position it seems).

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.05.19 14:55:05 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Jeepers but I hope Dylan Richardson enjoyed his 1 minute of SupeRugby. At least he didnt disappoint in that time. ;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.05.19 14:57:36 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • What happened to Richardson and who is Collopy?

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.05.19 19:57:46 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 12) : Richardson is not available due to SA U/20 callup. Collopy in SRC squad and plays for College Rovers

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.05.19 20:51:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I wonder if the sharks will be looking at Jordaan once he’s back? He can do flyhalf center and I’m sure fullback too. He might come in handy if he can convalesce.

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.05.19 09:16:16 by coolfusion Reply

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  • At least our flyhalves no matter what their faults are not biting their in teammates. Jantjies seems to be making enemies inside the lions camp again. Time to go tour the WP again Elton?

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.05.19 10:14:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Bulls managed a draw against the Blues and clawed 1 log point ahead of us. SA conference log is incredibly competitive – any of the teams can theoretically end up top with the coveted home quarter (and possible) home semi spot.

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.05.19 11:32:25 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 15) : Biting literally or figuratively? Hahaha

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.05.19 11:57:37 by Karl Reply

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  • Cell C Sharks XV

    1. John-Hubert Meyer
    2. Michael Meyer
    3. Kutha Mchunu
    4. Gideon Koegelenberg
    5. Andrew Evans
    6. Luke Stringer
    7. Wian Vosloo
    8. Kwanda Dimaza
    9. Xavier Swartbooi
    10. Murray Koster
    11. Leolin Zas
    12. Marius Louw
    13. Jeremy Ward (C)
    14. Lwazi Mvovo
    15. Rhyno Smith

    Replacements
    16. Cullen van der Merwe
    17. James Scott
    18. Marcell Barnard
    19. Adam Mountfort
    20. James Bruce
    21. Henry Chamberlain
    22. Sicelo Tole

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.05.19 15:15:55 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Karl (Comment 17) : Well figuratively. But apparently hes not obeying the captain he’s arguing with his teammates and overall bad manners. So maybe he’ll be off to work soon? It’s what he did last time isn’t it?

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.05.19 16:08:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 19) : Of to Stormers that is….

  • Comment 20, posted at 31.05.19 17:29:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 19) : Though this latest news update a very disappointing in term of eltons public persona, I do not recall him falling out with anyone being the reason he left to play a season at the stormers.

  • Comment 21, posted at 31.05.19 19:55:27 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 21) : Correct, it was more the Lions falling out of SuperRugby that drove him to WP, but his stay there was troubled and ineffective on the field. As I recall some blamed it on discipline issues.

  • Comment 22, posted at 31.05.19 21:37:17 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • And Jaco shit paper is at it again.

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.06.19 13:05:01 by osbal Reply

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  • Dan 23 years old plays his 50th Super rugby game today, considering how much rugby he missed last year this is a phenomenal performance from a phenomenal player.Best no 8 in South Africa this year-end our leading try scorer.

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.06.19 13:41:50 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 24) : it is also the last home game for the guys leaving at the end of the tournament, special mention to them too.

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.06.19 14:12:39 by Rienke36 Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 24) : Yup, special kind of talent that!

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.06.19 14:18:35 by Karl Reply

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  • Anyone know a live stream feed … DStv now does t work outside sa

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.06.19 14:51:32 by byron Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 24) : well Dans got a battle of the titans to deal with today. Keen to see him go head to head with Savea but think he’ll be able to match him physically, question is speed. Will be be able to deal with Saveas speed?

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.06.19 14:55:55 by Hulk Reply

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  • Cane scrum just behind their 10m line ends up with a try for Barrett under the sticks. Poor defense from the Sharks

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.06.19 15:13:41 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 10-3 Canes lead

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.06.19 15:19:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • BB applying the slow poison. 13-3

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.06.19 15:24:50 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks struggling to hold onto ball after periods of good play

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.06.19 15:27:20 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And another mistake in their 22

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.06.19 15:35:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And another kock

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.06.19 15:36:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Cane 3 have knee on the ground in every scrum

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.06.19 15:39:36 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Laumape causing us serious problems.

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.06.19 15:42:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 36) : And scores a try

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.06.19 15:44:07 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 20-3 Sharks will need to find a way to hold onto the ball for long enough

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.06.19 15:45:49 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • So the good one week donkey dick suckers next week pattern continues

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.06.19 15:45:58 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Mistake after mistake

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.06.19 15:47:26 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Canes manage to get in between our players every move, legally. Chip kicks should be considered

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.06.19 15:48:43 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Finally we manage some attacking phases and Fassi scores. Good work from Am to draw the defenders

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.06.19 15:50:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 42) : Patience was key there

  • Comment 43, posted at 01.06.19 15:51:09 by jdolivier Reply

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  • 20-10

  • Comment 44, posted at 01.06.19 15:51:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 43) : Also did not take that much ball into contact, but passed at just the right time.

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.06.19 15:54:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Plum has trained the Cane forwards very well. Our pack outweighs them by 30 kgs and they have countered us in the scrum and mauls

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.06.19 15:57:38 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Lovely how biased the entire panel and commentary team is against the home side

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.06.19 16:04:29 by jdolivier Reply

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  • And we score another started by Mapimpi and Fassi

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.06.19 16:08:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 20-17 looking a lot better

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.06.19 16:10:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Finally a good scrum for the Sharks. We get the penalty but kick for the corner

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.06.19 16:19:31 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • But we cant get the maul going

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.06.19 16:20:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 51) : They keep lifting legs…………

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.06.19 16:21:02 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Is that Robbie kempson screaming for penalties against us every 2 minutes

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.06.19 16:21:53 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 52) : Plum taught them well

  • Comment 54, posted at 01.06.19 16:22:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 53) : Yip he is a doos. Cant believe he played for us at some point

  • Comment 55, posted at 01.06.19 16:23:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • You just have to say that we have frequently just not had the rub of the green when it comes to some of the refereeing decisions…

  • Comment 56, posted at 01.06.19 16:23:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Fassi makes one mistake and Sr brings on Jr

  • Comment 57, posted at 01.06.19 16:23:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Ardie Savea has not once shown daylight but still is allowed to steal our ball. Ref not doing well

  • Comment 58, posted at 01.06.19 16:24:27 by jdolivier Reply

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  • So, we are creating so many opportunities…Just not finishing enough…

  • Comment 59, posted at 01.06.19 16:28:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Am did exactly what Perenara did earlier and he penalizes us

  • Comment 60, posted at 01.06.19 16:29:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • HOOOOOWWWW is that a penalty to the Canes. There is nooooo way Savea was on his feet/supporting his own body weight…

  • Comment 61, posted at 01.06.19 16:29:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 60) : Yeah look…frustrating!

  • Comment 62, posted at 01.06.19 16:30:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • So ref has definitely decided that the canes will win, 2nd dodgy penalty at a crucial point in the game

  • Comment 63, posted at 01.06.19 16:32:24 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Hate to say it but that penalty against us looked right. Savea looked legal to me. We’ve still got 18 minutes to rectify this and I’d like to see Cameron Wright on.

  • Comment 64, posted at 01.06.19 16:32:57 by Hulk Reply

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  • Crap defending from the Sharks not helping their cause. Goosen scores in the corner

  • Comment 65, posted at 01.06.19 16:35:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 64) : 2nd one correct. One in their half completely wrong

  • Comment 66, posted at 01.06.19 16:36:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 30-17

  • Comment 67, posted at 01.06.19 16:37:01 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 67) : Game set match, with the current calls

  • Comment 68, posted at 01.06.19 16:37:24 by jdolivier Reply

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  • So disappointing…
    …we created so many opportunities but took to few of them. The Canes get into our territory and score…

  • Comment 69, posted at 01.06.19 16:37:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 66) : Yup…

  • Comment 70, posted at 01.06.19 16:38:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 69) : We have some players that can show great individual skills. Canes have that and more importantly good group skills on attack

  • Comment 71, posted at 01.06.19 16:41:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • What happened to Cam?

  • Comment 72, posted at 01.06.19 16:44:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Who the hell is this guy and where is wright?

  • Comment 73, posted at 01.06.19 16:44:42 by Hulk Reply

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  • That is a yellow card. Shoulder charge to the head

  • Comment 74, posted at 01.06.19 16:47:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Red – even better

  • Comment 75, posted at 01.06.19 16:47:31 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great defense from the Canes.

  • Comment 76, posted at 01.06.19 16:51:25 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Perenara looks like he is on PCP

  • Comment 77, posted at 01.06.19 16:52:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks may at least win the fight

  • Comment 78, posted at 01.06.19 16:54:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Ref shouldve give us a penalty there, so no biased reffing in this fucking competition

  • Comment 79, posted at 01.06.19 16:56:41 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 78) : He ignored the tmo flat out and stopped the match, fucking bullshit. Imagine this happened to any NZ team, headline news for fucking months. Sharks should really change places with kings and get away from the disease pit that is superrugby

  • Comment 80, posted at 01.06.19 16:58:23 by jdolivier Reply

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  • What the fuck would we have done with a penalty? We allowed the Canes to walk over us today. Boys didn’t lift the intensity once! We want fight off the ball but not with it? Disappointing result, we could have won this game. Our shoulders aren’t strong enough to handle the pressure unfortunately. We in a race not to finish bottom of the log now. Survival time guys.

  • Comment 81, posted at 01.06.19 17:03:29 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

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  • TJ Perenara is a little c*nt!

  • Comment 82, posted at 01.06.19 17:05:30 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

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  • @Keagan_Sharks (Comment 81) : One man less in the forwards, maul just by law of averages would’ve gotten us close to the BP, now we need a draw for the stormers and lions and party and hope we win all our games(jags going to rape us) and the rest of RSA losing theirs. The off the ball crap was instigated by the canes each time and nic berry didn’t control it well. Perenara also influenced him all the way

  • Comment 83, posted at 01.06.19 17:06:55 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Keagan_Sharks (Comment 82) : It was after the match, Andre should have knocked his fucking head off

  • Comment 84, posted at 01.06.19 17:08:42 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 83) : I hear you but we had so many opportunities we just couldn’t capitalize. Once again no patience and so predictable. What about a set move off the lineout once in a while. Shrouder could also pick the up the pace a little, I like him but fuck some speed would be great. Bring back Reinach!

  • Comment 85, posted at 01.06.19 17:12:22 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

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  • Season pretty much over for us now. Terrible home form. I will be behind the jags for the rest of the season would be awesome to have them win the whole thing

  • Comment 86, posted at 01.06.19 17:13:24 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 84) : that would of been so satisfying seeing Andre bliksem him.

  • Comment 87, posted at 01.06.19 17:14:01 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

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  • At least last two games away from Kings Park guys
    ..

  • Comment 88, posted at 01.06.19 17:14:57 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

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  • @Keagan_Sharks (Comment 88) : Yeah, two losses. We deserve it. We will end with a whimper, having omitted to growing a ball.

  • Comment 89, posted at 01.06.19 18:04:09 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Three years of stagnation/decline and absolute apathy are coming to an end but something tells me the Du Preez era will continue because it doesnt seem the union holds anyone accountable.

  • Comment 90, posted at 01.06.19 18:13:25 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 90) : Nick Easter seams to have the right ideas, logic would suggest that Adolf du preez snr isn’t allowing any freedom or innovation beyond his closed mind set

  • Comment 91, posted at 01.06.19 18:59:37 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 91) : would love easter to get a shot but i dont know how long du preez has left on his contract and he isnt the type to go easy

  • Comment 92, posted at 01.06.19 19:32:23 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 92) : Currie cup should be a good test for Easter as coach

  • Comment 93, posted at 01.06.19 19:33:53 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Easter seems to add some gees to the team. I remember him being quite a well liked guy at Harlequins. If Rob had to leave I wouldn’t mind if Easter replaced him

  • Comment 94, posted at 02.06.19 09:15:48 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

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  • Sharks still manage to stay in 8th position. Pity we did not manage the losing bonus point – could have come in handy in the end to squeeze into the quarters.

  • Comment 95, posted at 02.06.19 09:40:19 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Keagan_Sharks (Comment 82) : That he is, but not many nines (a lot of the good ones are also c*nts) are going to stop Thomas du Toit going for the tryline.

  • Comment 96, posted at 02.06.19 09:53:41 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Mara louw about to get a red for poor poor play on his part, drastic ill discipline, could get a multi week ban, our weekend gets worse

  • Comment 97, posted at 02.06.19 15:11:13 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Marius Louw quickly becoming a very dirty player.

  • Comment 98, posted at 02.06.19 15:15:52 by sudhir Reply

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  • @sudhir (Comment 98) : it’s bitterly disappointing as his clearly talented but such a hot head, we were always going to be up against it playing a ep team with tons of SR and pro14 experience, now down to 14 men on the field we are getting hammered to the home teams delight

  • Comment 99, posted at 02.06.19 15:57:06 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 99) : Didn’t watch the team sheets, but how many Pro 14 players were in the EP team? That said Sharks fielded players with Super Rugby experience in Louw and Mvovo, so hardly an excuse methinks.

  • Comment 100, posted at 02.06.19 18:38:48 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 92) : What about Easter do you like above what Du Preez offers – you obviously have inside info and are very close to the team – share this please. While you are at it please let me know what the teams feelings are about the Sharks attack coach David Williams.

  • Comment 101, posted at 03.06.19 09:22:54 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 101) : I have no inside knowledge and don’t have any factual basis for believing Easter will achieve better results than Du Preez. What I am fairly certain about is that someone needs to take over as head coach because Du Preez is performing badly. They may do better or they may do worse there are no guarantees. We also have financial constraints so we dont have endless options.

    What your views? More Du Preez?

  • Comment 102, posted at 03.06.19 09:31:52 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 53) : @Bokhoring (Comment 55) : He dose have a lot to say for someone that has been arrested for charges ranging from assault (on a rugby field that left someone with spinal injuries) to rape.
    Not a bad coach though.

  • Comment 103, posted at 03.06.19 09:33:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 57) : Very irresponsible of senior to send a player on that has not warmed up.

  • Comment 104, posted at 03.06.19 09:34:26 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 102) : I honestly dont know, all I know is that if you are going to replace him then make damn sure that it is someone better than him. I am also not one to blame players bad handling / defence etc at the coaches door.

  • Comment 105, posted at 03.06.19 09:52:22 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 104) : Sr obviously deviated from the preset formula to replace Fassi at 62:35 to replace him at 57:20 in this game. I assume the earlier replacement was due to him making a error.

  • Comment 106, posted at 03.06.19 10:03:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 105) : The ideal would be to get a proven international coach but with the money we have that doesn’t seem likely.

    It is possible a new coach wont do better that is a reality I am prepared to live with,that is pro sports. If the new coach fails to achieve he will also have to move on after being given a fair chance much like I now want Du Preez to move on. He was clear at the start of this his third super rugby season that there would be no excuse if he failed to win super rugby and lets be honest thats no happening so he must move on and someone else must be given a shot.

  • Comment 107, posted at 03.06.19 10:13:35 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 106) : It serves him right for making that one error! If only he held that replacement 10 to the same standard.

  • Comment 108, posted at 03.06.19 10:15:11 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 108) : Or the starting 10 even, but then the replacement 10 would have been injected into the game even less warmed up and the angst even greater.

  • Comment 109, posted at 03.06.19 10:22:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 109) : Cant blame fans for the angst its been a very disappointing season and Rob was again very poor when he came on.

  • Comment 110, posted at 03.06.19 10:27:33 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 107) : :shock: Wow, Du Preez said that he would win SupeRugby this season, I didnt read that but if thats what he said and its cast in stone he has no choice but to go if he doesnt succeed.

  • Comment 111, posted at 03.06.19 10:32:59 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 110) : Was he, one misdirected pass that came like a bullet to Nkosi, what else?

  • Comment 112, posted at 03.06.19 10:34:25 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 110) : In Rob jnr defense he only made one mistake. Was that kak pass to Sbu. Otherwise he tried really hard. I think we just lost more cohesion with moving him to flyhalf. Why not substitute him directly with Fassi and move Rob to FB. He has played there before and he joins the lines nicely plus he adds some physical oomf in that position much like the Jaguares fullback. Could be worth a try, then we dont lose any cohesion with Curwin.

  • Comment 113, posted at 03.06.19 10:36:57 by Keagan_Sharks Reply

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  • Anyway on the one hand it was pretty cool to have Plum come home and walk away with the spoils – I just hope John Smit appreciated it too.

  • Comment 114, posted at 03.06.19 10:38:37 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 114) : It was apparently the first Cane win in Durban in 25 years. You can see Plum’s hand in how the Cane forwards stood up to the Sharks in the mauls (possibly a bit illegally but they got away with that) and set pieces.

  • Comment 115, posted at 03.06.19 10:43:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 115) : Hard to believe that this is the first win in 25 years. Plum always was a master of the scrum.

  • Comment 116, posted at 03.06.19 10:54:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Keagan_Sharks (Comment 113) : Not a bad idea I also dont mind mallets idea of bringing him on at 12 but I dont like that we have to bring him on regardless of the situation. Lets not forget there is no benefit to the sharks at this stage in him regaining form.

  • Comment 117, posted at 03.06.19 11:02:40 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 117) : :shock: Having the squad on form is imperative – under all situations, Bosch could pull a groin muscle coming out of the tunnel and then what do you do – rely on Andre, Brenda or whoever to fill the role – just not on. We are going into the business end of the competition, we are in the dwang and need to pull out all the stops over the next few weeks and need everyone to be at the top of their game.

  • Comment 118, posted at 03.06.19 11:13:41 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 118) : We have two games left and a very remote possibly of an away quarter final so three games left and presumably Bosch will start the next one so in case of injury we would have to rely on Rob for maximum two games at best?

  • Comment 119, posted at 03.06.19 11:26:50 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 119) : Bosch could be injured right now as I am typing this and we could, however unlikely it may be, still have 5 games to play.

  • Comment 120, posted at 03.06.19 12:22:33 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 120) : If we make the final then you are right we need our backup 10 in form if not then maybe we should leave Fassi on who will be here next season. We should know by the designated 57 minute of the Jags game which it is and whether we need Rob or not.

  • Comment 121, posted at 03.06.19 14:46:31 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 121) : Who says Fassi isnt going anywhere? ;-)

  • Comment 122, posted at 03.06.19 15:56:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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