Sharks up against it in Kimberley

Written by Craig Lewis (crlew)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 1 Aug 2008 at 17:43
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The next two matches for the Sharks could quite possibly make or break their Currie Cup campaign as they face the Griquas and then Western Province in two vital away fixtures.

With a host of Springboks set to return to the Sharks on September 1 – following the denouement of the Tri-Nations – it really is vital that the coastal franchise accumulates as many points as possible over the next two rounds.

Following their matches against the Griquas and Western Province they will enjoy a well-earned bye before facing Boland at the end of the month. So really it is their performance in the next two matches that will go a long way to ensuring they are still near the top of the log when their Bok reinforcements arrive.

In fact, the Sharks may receive an earlier than expected Bok boost with Springbok coach Peter de Villiers expressing a desire to just work with a 22-man squad for the home-leg of the Tri-Nations.

Those players who are not in that reduced squad will therefore be released to their unions, and quite a few could well be Sharks.

Back to this weekend’s match though, the Sharks side that takes to the hard Kimberley turf on Saturday might be one of the more inexperienced teams to have done so but they will know deep down that they should still have enough firepower to come away with at least four points in the bag.

However, you can also rest assured that the Griquas’ giant-killing exploits would have not escaped their attention.

A mouth-watering clash awaits…


  • we need to watch ourselves. Two losses on the road and there may be nothing left for the big guns to save.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.08.08 17:52:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    good luck Haaie

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.08.08 17:56:54 by H.O. Reply

  • @H.O. (Comment 2) : dankie meneer! Op die streeptruie!


  • Comment 3, posted at 01.08.08 17:58:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • We will do the business this afternoon.

    next week however will not be such a certainty and we will have to see if we get any Boks back.

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.08.08 07:20:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • denouement –noun
    1. the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot, as of a drama or novel.
    2. the place in the plot at which this occurs.
    3. the outcome or resolution of a doubtful series of occurrences.

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.08.08 07:54:00 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 5) :

    I thought Crlew had made a mistake with that as well and then had to go and check and was surprised to find it was an actual word 😳

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.08.08 08:23:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Kroonstad education letting you down? 🙂

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.08.08 08:46:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    Hey it has got even worse there now I see. Last week there was an article in Volksblad about a player from one of the schools punching the headmaster from my school in the stomach during a rugby match. 😯

    He was refereeing the game and obviously the player wasn’t happy with a decision 😳

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.08.08 08:55:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : Holy shit, dude. Thought we only had problems like that here

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.08.08 08:58:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • here you go

    Seun slaan glo skoolhoof in rugbychaos in Kroonstad
    Jul 23 2008 – (SA)

    Henry Cloete
    ‘n Seun het na bewering Saterdag ‘n skoolhoof wat as skeidsregter opgetree het in die maag geslaan in ‘n skolerugbywedstryd in Kroonstad wat in chaos ontaard en afgelas is.

    Leerlinge, spelers en die skeidsregter was kort ná rustyd in ‘n massageveg betrokke wat daartoe gelei het dat die skeidsregter die wedstryd beëindig het. Altesaam vyf spelers wat in die loop van die wedstryd afgestuur is en beweerde rassistiese aanmerkings is maar van die sake wat in ‘n verhoor, wat vanmiddag voortgaan, gehanteer moet word.

    Rugbyspanne van die Afrikaanse Hoërskool op Kroonstad en Welkom-Gimnasium was die naweek op Kroonstad slaags. Genoemde gebeure het in die wedstryd tussen die tweede rugbyspanne plaasgevind.

    Welkom-Gimnasium se afrigter was ‘n lynregter. Die Afrikaanse Hoërskool, oftewel Rooiskool, se hoof, mnr. Anton Janse van Rensburg, het as skeidsregter opgetree. Beeld se susterskoerant Volksblad is in besit van die verslag wat hy van die wedstryd moes saamstel vir die verhoor van vyf spelers (een van Rooiskool en vier van Gimnasium) wat in die wedstryd afgestuur is.

    Luidens die verslag het die moeilikheid ses minute ná die begin van die wedstryd begin toe ‘n speler, “nommer drie”, Janse van Rensburg getart, “dreigend in die oë” gekyk en na bewering herhaaldelik aan hom “dan maak jy wat” gesê het terwyl hy glo sy bors uitgestoot het. Dié speler het toe ‘n geel kaart ontvang. Verskeie voorvalle van vuil spel het in die wedstryd gevolg, waarop altesaam drie spelers (een van Rooiskool en twee van Welkom-Gimnasium) rooi kaarte ontvang het. ‘n Groot chaos het nagenoeg 12 minute in die tweede helfte losgebars nadat ‘n strafskop aan Rooiskool toegeken is.

    Volgens Janse van Rensburg het die vaskopstut (nommer drie) van Welkom-Gimnasium en nog ‘n speler hom begin beledig en “goed gesê soos ‘hier gaan nou k*k gebeur’. Ek het toe aan hulle albei ‘n rooi kaart toegeken. “Die volgende oomblik het nommer drie my met sy skouer teen die bors geslaan en my met sy een hand voor die bors gegryp en met die ander hand ‘n hou in my wind geslaan. Op daardie oomblik is ons omring deur spelers, reserwes en toeskouers wat mekaar geslaan en ander wat die geveg probeer keer het.” Hy het die wedstryd afgelas.

    Janse van Rensburg beskuldig ook Welkom-Gimnasium se afrigters daarvan dat hulle die spelers aangehits het.

    Mnr. Rudolf Cloete, skoolhoof van Welkom-Gimnasium, het egter gesê hy vind “groot verskille” in Janse van Rensburg se weergawe. “Volgens nommer drie het hy (die speler) gereageer op ‘n rassistiese aanmerking wat die skeidsregter teenoor hom gemaak het.”

    Verteenwoordigers van die Griffons-rugbyunie en dié unie se skolerugbyliggaam wou nie kommentaar lewer nie.

    Mnr. Hannes Peyper, regsverteenwoordiger van dié unie, het die skoleliggaam geadviseer om die verhoor self te voltooi en dit nie te verwys nie.

    Mnr. Chris Verhoef, voorsitter van die Griffons se skolerugby-A-liga, het gesê dit is “baie sleg vir rugby in die algemeen”.

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.08.08 09:31:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : It’s a sad sad situation!! 🙁

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.08.08 12:51:31 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 11) : and it’s getting more and more absurd

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.08.08 12:52:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • Even though the headmaster comes from my old school it does raise a big concern of mine.

    Why do they not have impartial referees at these games?

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.08.08 13:04:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : True, but gee!! where are the respect going to?? If not for the person, then surely for the game or whatever else in a similar situation!!

    I suspect there must have been a shortage of willing volunteers, for I do not think they get paid at that level??? 😕

    No easy answer, but not exceptable in any language!

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.08.08 13:10:56 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 14) :

    Same feeling here.

    And i am undecided if it is the author who makes it sound like the Ref was biased or if it is just my cynicism that makes me read that into it.

    Thing is there is NOTHING that justifies punching a ref let alone from a school boy

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.08.08 13:22:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : KSA, I have just seen on SB trinations that Hmmm are having at least 2 entries with just an m added. Bloody cheat!! Remember that we tell him all about it. To his credit his name was well chosen! 😎

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.08.08 13:26:58 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 16) :

    He has assured us he doesn’t use that to cheat, but rather to give his alter-ego a chance to pick as well 😉

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.08.08 13:32:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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