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Smith and Fassi swap for WP


Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Currie Cup on 18 Jul 2019 at 11:54

Sean Everitt has kept the team that got trounced by the Kwas intact, except that Fassi and Smith swap places in the starting team and on the bench. Every one in the squad will have to lift their performance dramatically if the Sharks want any hope of beating a WP team that was really strong in especially the scrums. Hopefully the disaster last Friday will serve as a wake-up call.

  1. Juan Schoeman
  2. Kerron van Vuuren
  3. Coenie Oosthuizen
  4. Ruben van Heerden
  5. Hyron Andrews
  6. Luke Stringer
  7. Jacques Vermeulen
  8. Tera Mtembu (c)
  9. Cameron Wright
  10. Curwin Bosch
  11. Lwazi Mvovo
  12. Jeremy Ward (c)
  13. JP Pietersen
  14. Kobus van Wyk
  15. Rhyno Smith

Replacements

  1. Craig Burden
  2. Mzamo Majola
  3. John-Hubert Meyer
  4. Gideon Koegelenberg
  5. Phepsi Buthelezi
  6. Sanele Nohamba
  7. Marius Louw
  8. Aphelele Fassi

 



112 Comments

  • This game starts at 2 pm with the springbok game on tv at 5:05pm

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.07.19 12:50:24 by revolverocelot Reply
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  • Why does Fassi get dropped but nobody else. different coach same result. What are we not seeing? If we’re benching guys for poor performances then Vermeulen is hell of a lucky.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.07.19 13:52:00 by Hulk Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 2) : Just a thought, do you think it is more about dropping Fassi or giving Rhyno a well deserved shot. He has played generally well the few times he has been called on by the Sharks and even though he is going to the Cheetahs, he deserves a shot. Personally I would have dropped Van Wyk and moved Fassi to the wing, but I truly think it is less about dropping Fassi and more about giving Rhyno a chance.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.07.19 14:10:37 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • This switch makes zero sense. Smith is leaving so cheers mate carry the water and lets actually test and build the guys sticking around. Based on the performances of both sides last week this could get ugly. Meant to be cold and rainy in Durban on Saturday

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.07.19 14:22:28 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : What’s cold in Durban, 20? ;-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.07.19 14:34:43 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Western Province

    15 SP Marais, 14 Edwill van der Merwe, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Justin Phillips, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 JD Schickerling, 6 Ernst van Rhyn, 5 Chris van Zyl (captain), 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Corne Fourie

    Substitutes: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Kwenzo Blose, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 David Meihuizen, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Godlen Masimla, 22 Josh Stander, 23 Craig Barry

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.07.19 14:38:28 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 2) : @SheldonK (Comment 4) : @Dancing Bear (Comment 5) : Seems to me the new coach is not over reacting with mass changes, maybe just trying Smith at FB

    A lot is going into team selection, a big balancing act, Even though smith, Coenie and Jacques Vermeulen are leaving after the CC they are still in the mix as Everett is balancing his squad to try and win this CC as well as apposed to use it totally as a SR pre season

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.07.19 14:42:38 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • Big Question

    With the twins, ginger, Vermualan not around for us in next years SR

    Who will be our starting Loosies and who should we recruit

    What happened to the Tambwe spectulation? is he still on his way? the article said he was going to play CC for us ? his already playing for the lions in the CC, will we still recruit him post CC?

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.07.19 14:45:31 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 8) : Give our excellent youngsters a shot? Buthelezi at 8, Stringer at 6, and Paul at 7. Hopefully Tera can regain his form in the CC, stay fit as he will also strengthen that trio.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.07.19 14:55:24 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Louw must be pissed that Rassie keeps selecting unfit Malherbe ahead of him.

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.07.19 15:21:25 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 10) : Louw is not even in the Bok squad, he is playing against us this Saturday. Looks like Koch and/or Nyakane are the other THs.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.07.19 15:32:44 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 5) : 17 apparently :mrgreen: Still shorts and t-shirt weather

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.07.19 15:34:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 11) : That is what I mean – so Schoeman will have to get ready for a serious work over

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.07.19 15:37:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 12) : :mrgreen: :grin:

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.07.19 15:49:24 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 13) : Yup, if he’s not motivated to play us, he surely is pissed off about being left out and will come with his best game this Saturday.

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.07.19 15:50:25 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 9) : Agreed, thats a solid starting 3, who do you suspect will be on the bench? what other depth?

    Dimaza is a good young player but should not be rushed, Richardson is in the mix if he chooses to play loose forward

    who else?

    I like terra, but he’s not who he use to be, I guess he may be on the bench in SR

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.07.19 16:41:48 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 16) : I agree about Tera, and hope we’re both wrong and he gets his form back. I like Richardson on the bench covering the back row with Mbatha on the bench behind Kerron at Hooker. Dimaza is also a good young player, and there is still the possibility we bring in another loosie before next season.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.07.19 20:38:45 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 3) : Fair point that but as SheldonK said why drop him from the starting squad completely. If we’re trying to nurture a young guy constantly being dropped or subbed the second he does something wrong will destroy him.

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.07.19 07:34:46 by Hulk Reply

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  • I am worried we may be in for a big hiding again this weekend. When you look at that province pack and compare it to ours it gives the impression that we going to be up against it. We need to show serious improvement over the griquas result though.
    I know we are broke but we must try and strengthen before super rugby. Ntshila is at training so not sure what the delay is.

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.07.19 09:06:56 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 19) : WP have selected quite a large pack so will be tough for our guys to hold their own, especially as weather isn’t mean to be great…and we all know the Sharks love to drop the ball and scrum. Hoping for an improvement but fearing a loss and dependent on other results CC could be over.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.07.19 10:16:13 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 20) : I think it’s good for us to face stronger forward packs. For too long we’ve relied only on muscle and look where it’s left us. If someone matches or finds a way to nullify it we have nothing else to offer. We have had a false sense if security for too long. Time we started learning to round off all our skills. We’ve been in neglect for a long time now. The road back may be hard but we must start without crutches.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.07.19 10:26:45 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 20) : If I am not mistaken our current forward pack was actually slightly heavier overall than the Kwas – so it is not a matter of size. I think it is more a matter of not being properly coached to work efficiently as a unit in the scrums and mauls.

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.07.19 11:03:23 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 21) : Fully agree with that

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.07.19 11:56:39 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 22) : Yes not entirely about size but rather how size is deployed. Cant play 8 Hyron Andrews build players and expect them to dominate and get front foot ball.

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.07.19 11:58:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 24) : Victor Sekete at 1.96 and 101 kg is more of a loose forward than Andrews at 2.02 and 107 kg. The Sharks front row and locks outweighed the Kwas – they had a bit of size edge in the back row.

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.07.19 13:08:48 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 25) : Andrews is only 107kg if he is wearing some seriously heavy boots…I worry about that boy in the wind sometimes :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.07.19 13:36:07 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 26) : No need to worry about Andrews, the first time I saw him I thought he was going to be snapped in half, that was at age group rugby and naught came of that. Andrews is virtually unbreakable so once the wind has deposited him out to sea all you need worry about is whether he can swim or not.

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.07.19 13:55:16 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 27) : Surely swimming wont be an issue as that frame surely floats? :cool: Jokes aside I actually like the rugby he has started to produce, although he did drop off towards the end of Super rugby but by all accounts it wasn’t exactly a happy Sharks camp in terms of the management etc

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.07.19 13:57:49 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 26) : That is is Sharks Rugby is to be believed of course.

    My point is like Albert vd Berg he will struggle to impose himself physically against Super Rugby locks but Griekwas did not even have a proper lock at 5.

    It may make sense to move him to 7 (he is pretty mobile) and rather use a guy like JJ next to Ruben

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.07.19 14:33:49 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • My other point is that we are not getting enough bang per kilogram from our forwards this year.

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.07.19 14:35:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 29) : It may make sense to move him to 7 (he is pretty mobile) and rather use a guy like JJ next to Ruben – I had that same thought a little while ago. I see WP are following that thinking with Schickerling at 7 basically a like for like for PSDT, same with the All Blacks playing Fifita at 6(blindside).

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.07.19 15:02:56 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 31) : He has not once in the last 2 seasons even attempted to steal a ball in the ruck, flank is definitely not where you want him

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.07.19 15:39:41 by jdolivier Reply

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  • It’s going to be a long game…not sure the team has pitched

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.07.19 14:08:17 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Sharks scrum looking solid. Try by Mvovo

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.07.19 14:20:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Why are they not ripping that ball away? Wp backs been reaching around holding ball in plain sight no sharks player ripping that beautifuly presented ball away?

  • Comment 35, posted at 20.07.19 14:25:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Maul defense kak again. WP scores

  • Comment 36, posted at 20.07.19 14:27:13 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Try is not awarded but WP gets another bite

  • Comment 37, posted at 20.07.19 14:29:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And scores this time. WP 10-8

  • Comment 38, posted at 20.07.19 14:32:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • In other news Ben 10 played a cracker for the Tahs…Chee tahs….

  • Comment 39, posted at 20.07.19 14:33:12 by coolfusion Reply

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  • We cannot maul anymore nor defend mauls.

  • Comment 40, posted at 20.07.19 14:35:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 40) : Andrews not bringing much. Koegies could be a better option….

  • Comment 41, posted at 20.07.19 14:37:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • WP pack slowly but surely strangling ours out of the game

  • Comment 42, posted at 20.07.19 14:37:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 39) : He was a man possesed

  • Comment 43, posted at 20.07.19 14:37:52 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 42) : They are getting away with breakdown infringements

  • Comment 44, posted at 20.07.19 14:38:24 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 43) : Agree

  • Comment 45, posted at 20.07.19 14:38:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @@coolfusion (Comment 39) : He is fast becoming one of our MVP’s! Really enjoy his attitude and work ethic.

  • Comment 46, posted at 20.07.19 14:39:17 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 41) : Pack not working together smoothly

  • Comment 47, posted at 20.07.19 14:39:29 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 46) : Seems to have had some instruction on passing as well. Much better weighting lately.

  • Comment 48, posted at 20.07.19 14:41:28 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 47) : Need to bind as a unit close to the player with the ball – not bind haphazardly to players in the maul without binding to your own players

  • Comment 49, posted at 20.07.19 14:41:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks backs look giftig. Great try

  • Comment 50, posted at 20.07.19 14:43:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 15-10 Sharks

  • Comment 51, posted at 20.07.19 14:44:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • That was the best backline play the entire season. So nice to see them score tries

  • Comment 52, posted at 20.07.19 14:45:10 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 46) : He seems to remain quite humble also, which is a plus.

  • Comment 53, posted at 20.07.19 14:47:24 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Van Heerden playing like a man possessed.

  • Comment 54, posted at 20.07.19 14:47:55 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 53) : Yes really a great addition to the Cheetahs team. Very much a team player.

  • Comment 55, posted at 20.07.19 14:49:13 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 54) : Much improved performance by the boys, but yes the man is doing a hulk impersonation

  • Comment 56, posted at 20.07.19 14:50:20 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 55) : I’ve said it a thousand times, I’d rather have 23 team players than a squad of 23 superstars

  • Comment 57, posted at 20.07.19 14:51:00 by jdolivier Reply

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  • This is the best time for a guy like JW to take a teams coaching reins. Humble unassuming players willing to take instruction.

  • Comment 58, posted at 20.07.19 14:52:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 58) : Just saying…

  • Comment 59, posted at 20.07.19 14:55:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Welcome back JP!

  • Comment 60, posted at 20.07.19 15:00:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • JPP took a pass from du Plessis and scores under the sticks. 22-10

  • Comment 61, posted at 20.07.19 15:00:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Seeing a much calmer sharks pack. Looks good mr Everrit…

  • Comment 62, posted at 20.07.19 15:01:45 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 61) : 4 more for us and none for them please 36min to glory

  • Comment 63, posted at 20.07.19 15:01:59 by jdolivier Reply

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  • Need some positive pressure now. With patience…

  • Comment 64, posted at 20.07.19 15:03:56 by coolfusion Reply

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  • 25-10

  • Comment 65, posted at 20.07.19 15:15:05 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 64) : And reward…

  • Comment 66, posted at 20.07.19 15:15:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Not closing tackles well enough….

  • Comment 67, posted at 20.07.19 15:16:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Errors boys. Watch the errors….

  • Comment 68, posted at 20.07.19 15:22:09 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Neck roll … Neck roll … Neckroll … Nothing

  • Comment 69, posted at 20.07.19 15:26:32 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 69) : Amazing…..

  • Comment 70, posted at 20.07.19 15:27:14 by coolfusion Reply

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  • What was wrong with that steal?

  • Comment 71, posted at 20.07.19 15:30:02 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Illegal clean out. Ref is a clown

  • Comment 72, posted at 20.07.19 15:35:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • No idea what a wrap is

  • Comment 73, posted at 20.07.19 15:35:54 by byron Reply

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  • Justice

  • Comment 74, posted at 20.07.19 15:37:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Clean outs fine man, toughen up

  • Comment 75, posted at 20.07.19 15:37:14 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Thats how you overcome dodgy ref calls

  • Comment 76, posted at 20.07.19 15:37:18 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 76) : Yes

  • Comment 77, posted at 20.07.19 15:38:02 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 75) : @RuckingFun (Comment 75) : if he wrapped his right arm it would be fine … It’s a shoulder

  • Comment 78, posted at 20.07.19 15:38:21 by byron Reply

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  • Lekker 2 old legends scoring

  • Comment 79, posted at 20.07.19 15:38:44 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 78) : there was some arm involved and that’s enough, hard to clean out without using some shoulder..

  • Comment 80, posted at 20.07.19 15:40:50 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • He level of refereeing at the ruck has a lot to be desired

  • Comment 81, posted at 20.07.19 15:42:24 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 81) : Ref doing his best to gain some metres for province

  • Comment 82, posted at 20.07.19 15:43:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So 7 penalties in a row for province to score, rent a ref maybe

  • Comment 83, posted at 20.07.19 15:43:29 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 83) : Maybe……… ;)

  • Comment 84, posted at 20.07.19 15:46:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Much better. This kind of play could have won last week. Nothing fancy but getting back to basics. It works.

  • Comment 85, posted at 20.07.19 15:47:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Good win Sharks

  • Comment 86, posted at 20.07.19 15:48:16 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Very happy, seems Everett is promoting running rugby. So happy for jp and burden

  • Comment 87, posted at 20.07.19 15:49:39 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 84) : Almost 80 percent possession for province 2nd half, there was some dodge reffing at the rucks

  • Comment 88, posted at 20.07.19 15:50:13 by jdolivier Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 87) : Saw some smiles too. Maybe happiness is returning. Lets hope…..

  • Comment 89, posted at 20.07.19 15:50:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Scrum much better against a really strong WP pack. Mauls need work.

    Sharks took the chances they got. Pity we losing Ryno – plays like a second flyhalf

  • Comment 90, posted at 20.07.19 15:50:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 88) : Ja I agree. However we need to close out tackles better. We let them gain a lot. We must get some muscle in Hyrons place we lost two hard men in the dup’s.

  • Comment 91, posted at 20.07.19 15:52:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 90) : A lot of overlooked guys in previous regime.

  • Comment 92, posted at 20.07.19 15:53:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • At the risk of stirring an argument, one needs some humility and level headedness in your coach too. I hope for the players sake it becomes a friendlier place for growth and asking questions.

  • Comment 93, posted at 20.07.19 15:55:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 91) : Ruan Botha is also a huge loss

  • Comment 94, posted at 20.07.19 16:06:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 94) : Yes and at a time when he’s finding his game again.

  • Comment 95, posted at 20.07.19 16:13:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Final score please?

  • Comment 96, posted at 20.07.19 17:13:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 96) : 32-27 to the Sharks!!!

  • Comment 97, posted at 20.07.19 17:59:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I don’t know whether to be super chuffed…or frustrated by the typical Sharks “we’re brilliant when we’re underdogs” vs “ons is kak when we expect to win…”

  • Comment 98, posted at 20.07.19 18:01:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 97) : Thanks, seems to have got close towards the end. Still a good win, this is a good Province team.

  • Comment 99, posted at 20.07.19 19:04:55 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 98) : Not happy about our tackling yet but it’s a process. We kept our heads, let’s build now

  • Comment 100, posted at 20.07.19 19:45:34 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I am very happy with the performance. Still many errors but we stood up well against province in the set piece and attacked well. Mvovo showed he still has it and a few players had huge games including coenie and van wyk who were poor last week

  • Comment 101, posted at 21.07.19 01:31:54 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • Although we were good yesterday who is set to return to us in the forwards for SR next year. I fear we are a bit thin there, especially in the loose trio.

  • Comment 102, posted at 21.07.19 07:50:13 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 102) : Agreed, the three players that made the pack of forwards tick are all gone! The twins and vd Walt. Also Droste. Big hole to fill. When the twins were injured the Sharks pack had no abrasive edge. Hope Richardson decides to focus on playing openside… he can become a great!

  • Comment 103, posted at 21.07.19 13:12:10 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Must admit I was surprised by the Sharks win on the weekend. We were definitely better than the previous week but still lots of errors. WP were not as good as the previous week as well. An interesting perspective was given to me though in that RDP was very authoritarian in his approach and players told exactly what to do when, whereas Everitt allows more freedom and the players to play with their heads up and assess the situation. There will no doubt be a bit of confusion initially as the players adopt to the new approach…and for some it will not suit them and they unfortunately need to move aside then.

  • Comment 104, posted at 22.07.19 07:59:41 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 103) : From what I hear they want Richardson to play hooker in the mould of a Malcom Marx. That aside, the Cheetahs looked good this weekend…but will definitely need to step it up for Pro14 as the level is much higher than CC

  • Comment 105, posted at 22.07.19 08:00:46 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 103) : Tyler Paul is a good player and will do very well on the blindside. Ruben Van heerden has springbok written all over him its just a top lock to pair with him.

  • Comment 106, posted at 22.07.19 09:37:17 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 106) : Van Heerden and Van Der Mescht need to be paired together and build up a partnership that could be around for years.

  • Comment 107, posted at 22.07.19 10:53:32 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 107) : Two guys with Bok written all over them

  • Comment 108, posted at 22.07.19 11:18:23 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 107) : Forgot about Van Der Mescht lets hope he starts to get game time

  • Comment 109, posted at 22.07.19 12:18:05 by Byron Wright Reply

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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 109) : Unlikely with Van Heerden, Andrews and Koegelenberg there as well as Paul covering lock, Van Der Mescht will stay with u21s this CC

  • Comment 110, posted at 22.07.19 12:21:48 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 110) : And with so many locks currently available I feel we should let him stay in the u21′s and let him mature there. But I hope he is being groomed and he is aware of a future plan so he doesn’t become disenchanted and decide to leave.

  • Comment 111, posted at 26.07.19 07:13:17 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 111) : Very true

  • Comment 112, posted at 26.07.19 08:11:07 by SheldonK Reply

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