KSA Shark ©

GP Round up 4, Bru

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content on 28 Sep 2008 at 09:36
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With Only 3 Days before the next Guiness premiership matches I though it’d be best to get the Round up out the way early.

NOTE: The Next GP matches are on Tuesday & Wednesday. Do not get caught napping with your picks.

WOW talk about not liking being called names!!!!! It seems Silver Fox took umbrage at being called a plunger and set about changing things. This weeks MVP is Silver Fox. Well done mate you scored 7,0 points and climbed 5 positions on the table. Our resident Yankie has produced her best round yet and earns herself runner-up in the MVP stakes. Well done Milissa. The only player to from last weeks top 3 MVPs to feature this week is Blackshark who takes 3rd.

Top 5 MVPs
Silver Fox – 7,0
Milissa – 6,3
Blackshark – 5,8
Debs – 5,0
Villie – 4,5

The round was a bit of a low scoring affair with nobody getting 5 from 6 picks correct, let alone a GSP. Heineke Meyer’s Tigers finally losing a game and the Irish popping up when they were supposed to lie down, took care of that. Each of those matches only had 17% of punters making the correct pick. The easiest pick of the weekend seems to have been Bath v Worcester with 94% of global punters getting it right. Only ONE of US got it wrong. Debs got what she deserved for picking AGAINST Butch James and Michael Claasens, ZERO Points. 😉

Blackshark has managed to leapfrog another Saracens supporter and now only has one spot left to climb before getting the future Saracens stalker (Robdylan) off the top spot. Villie is passed by BlackShark and slips down to 3rd place but trials by less than one point. This week’s Rocket goes to Silver Fox with a 5 position jump to take 4th spot away from Debs who drops one position to 5th.

Some pretty consistant performances sees our longdrop for the week actually only dropping two positions. There is no truth in the rumour that PJLD used an inflated papsak to keep himself from dropping further.

Top 10 After Round 4

1 robdylan – 23.75
2 blackshark – 21.92
3 Villie – 21.00
4 Silver Fox – 20.33
5 Debs – 20.08
6 superviv – 18.75
7 Bergbok – 18.42
8 Sandshark – 18.33
9 PJLD – 17.50
10 Walt – 17.17

DON’T Forget to make your picks for this week EARLY.  Rob, we don’t mind if YOU forget to make your picks.


Delon Armitage scored twice as London Irish staged a dramatic fightback at Harlequins to snatch their second Guinness Premiership victory of the season, winning 28-27.

The Exiles were rocking shortly before the interval as Harlequins raced into a 20-3 lead with tries from Ugo Monye and Tom Guest.

But Armitage landed a vital counter-punch shortly before the interval with a breakaway try and London Irish then dominated the second half to rack up 25 unanswered points.

Armitage touched down again before Exiles full-back Peter Hewat intercepted a pass from Chris Robshaw and raced 75 metres.

Hewat finished with a personal haul of 18 points as he kicked the Exiles two scores clear.

Harlequins’ England scrum-half Danny Care set up a frantic last 90 seconds with a late converted try – but London Irish held out and returned to winning ways after two straight defeats.

Bath moved into play-off territory after brushing aside Worcester 37-19 at the Recreation Ground.

Bath toppled the Warriors to claim last season’s European Challenge Cup and were again good value for the win – their third in four Premiership starts this term.

Worcester never recovered from conceding first-half tries in quick succession to full-back Nick Abendanon and wing Joe Maddock.

That took Bath 17-3 clear and there was no way back for the visitors, despite fly-half Loki Crichton’s penalty hat-trick and a 50-metre effort by wing Chris Pennell.

Pennell also touched down for the visitors but his score was sandwiched by tries for substitute prop Duncan Bell and flanker Michael Lipman that gave Bath a bonus point.

Centre Shaun Berne pouched Bath’s fifth try, while Bath’s South African World Cup winner Butch James kicked two penalties and three conversions, setting up the west country club for next Wednesday’s trip to champions Wasps.

Saturday’s other game saw Saracens beat Northampton 26-12.

Late tries from winger Rodd Penney and former Wales number eight Michael Owen enabled Sarries to grind out victory.

The home side’s cause was aided by Northampton being reduced to 13 men by the sin-binning of Ben Foden and Dylan Hartley.

The departure of replacement scrum-half Foden allowed the home side to exploit their advantage as Kevin Sorrell and Glen Jackson combined to send Penney over in the right corner in the 66th minute.

Six minutes later England squad hooker Hartley followed for a similar offence of killing the ball in front of the posts.

Again, Saracens opted for the scrum and close-season signing Owen drove over the line from close range.

Fly-half Jackson converted both tries to finish with 13 points, after making up for two early misses by landing three subsequent penalties, and his replacement Gordon Ross completed the scoring with his late penalty.

On Friday night, Sale became the first side in Premiership history to play four successive matches without conceding a try with a 23-9 victory over Gloucester.

Gloucester failed to offer much in the way of an attacking threat, despite fielding the likes of Ryan Lamb, Olly Barkley and Lesley Vainikolo, who looked a pale shadow of the player who used to terrorise Super League defences for Bradford Bulls.

Sale showed far greater potency throughout and Wales scrum-half Dwayne Peel made a key contribution just seconds after coming off the bench in the 49th minute.

Peel, having replaced Richard Wigglesworth, produced an astute offload to usher Chabal over the line from 15 metres with his first touch and wing David Doherty finished off a fine flowing move to add a second score with 10 minutes remaining.

Jonny Wilkinson became the top points scorer in the Premiership’s history as Newcastle beat 17-3 Bristol at Kingston Park.

Ed Barnes gave Bristol the lead in the third minute when Steve Jones completely misjudged a high kick and Newcastle were offside in front of their own posts.

But that was the last time the visitors scored as Adam Balding and John Rudd claimed Newcastle’s tries with Wilkinson kicking two conversions and a penalty.

Jeremy Staunton inspired champions Wasps to claim their first win of the season by beating Leicester 28-19 at Welford Road.

The fly-half kept Wasps in contention until a scrappy encounter was settled 12 minutes from time by substitute Damien Varley’s try.

Toby Flood’s boot and a try by Johne Murphy had put the Tigers on the brink of victory before Ian McGeechan’s men launched a late comeback.

Guinness Premiership Roundup Courtesy of Sporting Life


  • At least I stayed in 8th spot. 😎


  • Comment 1, posted at 28.09.08 09:55:57 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • I like your article. Not JUST because I feature prominently, 😆 , that are to be expected anyway. 😎

    No serious, it is always nice for me to read one of you guy’s own articles, it adds a nice unique flavour, smacking of Sharksworld. You and Rob should give more vent to your writing abilities. 💡

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.09.08 10:16:56 by Silver Fox Reply
    Silver Fox
  • At least I’m consistent so far. 4 points in rounds 1 & 2. And then in rounds 3 & 4 up to 4.5.

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.09.08 10:21:53 by McLovin Reply
  • But nowhere near the top. 👿

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.09.08 10:22:42 by McLovin Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 4) :

    your positions have been

    If this was the Five FM top 40 or the Springbok Radio Top 20, you would be considered as “bubbling under” 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.09.08 10:28:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • And just how Harlequins managed to lose this game, only they will know

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.09.08 10:28:48 by Silver Fox Reply
    Silver Fox
  • @Silver Fox (Comment 6) :

    Yeah. I almost moered off the bed when I saw that result posted by McL

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.09.08 10:33:44 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Sinking slowly more like it. 😥 😆

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.09.08 10:35:15 by McLovin Reply
  • Chores to do. Laters Oubaas & Ouer baas.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.09.08 10:36:40 by McLovin Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Hehehehe, same here, for I allready had them up for some points for myself. Luckily Saracens, who I criticized for being pathetic at the time 😳 came through for me.

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.09.08 10:38:34 by Silver Fox Reply
    Silver Fox
  • @McLovin (Comment 8) :

    I wasn’t going to say anything 😉

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.09.08 10:39:57 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : mumblebogkindmumble…… 👿

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.09.08 10:40:57 by Silver Fox Reply
    Silver Fox
  • @McLovin (Comment 9) :

    3more hours at work for me and then our 6 day weekend starts. 😎

    Eid Al Fitr is the Eid (holiday) after Ramadan and it starts tomorrow and goes on until Sat 4 oct (inclusive).

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.09.08 10:42:24 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • @Silver Fox (Comment 12) :

    I think he meant Oubaas and Oupa. 😉 😛

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.09.08 10:43:04 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) : 👿 👿 :mrgreen:

    @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : Lucky fellow. Enjoy!! 😀

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.09.08 10:50:48 by Silver Fox Reply
    Silver Fox
  • @Silver Fox (Comment 15) :

    Am going to Qatar with the family to go camping in the desert for a few days. 😎

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.09.08 10:52:39 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • The picks for this round are NOT easy at all. 🙁 👿

    Some of these match ups are way to close to call.

    Tuesday 30th September 2008
    Gloucester Rugby v Newcastle Falcons

    Wednesday 1st October 2008
    London Wasps v Bath Rugby
    Bristol Rugby v Saracens
    Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints
    London Irish v Sale Sharks

    Thursday 2nd October 2008
    Worcester Warriors v Harlequins

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.09.08 11:17:32 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : Aren’t they always too close to call…? 😈 Anyway…better make my picks today…

    And just to hijack the thread…

    CC SB standings- SHARKSWORLD

    1superviv 59.75
    2Bricktop 59.75
    3blackshark 58.85
    4Bat 58.58
    5geraas 58.22
    6Gerhardt 57.92
    7Salmo 57.68
    8Western Sauce 57.25
    9robdylan 56.75
    10MysticShark 56.33

    For some reason…they have Bricktop as number 2…even though he has the same total as superviv. I need to make up that 0.9 deficit asap. 👿

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.09.08 09:38:57 by just blackshark Reply
    blackshark - I'm back!
  • 3 contributors in the top 10… not bad, boys

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.09.08 09:44:46 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • Why do i hear Alicia Keys , I keep on falling….. 🙁

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.09.08 09:52:38 by PJLD Reply
  • Melckie doing us proud:

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.09.08 12:38:56 by molly Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
  • Is this weekend the last of our F/League here on Sharksworld? I can see myself there in third place after this week. 😎

    Can you guys post the format here or send it to me on an E-mail? Maybe I can come up with some great ideas. 💡

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.09.08 15:24:11 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • @Silver Fox (Comment 22) : nope – it will run right through until after the final

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.09.08 15:45:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 20) :

    Hey dude you gotta blow that papsak up some more, might start floating UP!!!!!! 😀

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.09.08 15:53:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Thing is i’ve got a super cool connection for wine that actually comes in a bottle and have been making full use of it. Finding Shiraz to be a bit better than Laat Oes 😯

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.09.08 16:21:22 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 25) :

    I would love to share that connection… 😉

    [email protected] LaatOes.. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.09.08 16:23:17 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
    Competition Winner Ice
  • Im sure i could hooks it up

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.09.08 16:27:40 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 25) : how the mighty have fallen 🙂

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.09.08 16:50:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Id pour out some liquor for fallen homies(old me) but i still consider that wasting.

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.09.08 17:02:19 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 29) : he he…. hey I ran another race yesterday 🙂

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.09.08 17:05:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • im still looking for a new ankle,anything further than 5kms and this bugger balloons.i think maybe i should have it checked out.

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.09.08 17:11:33 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 31) : umm, duh! 🙂

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.09.08 17:14:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • speaking of which – it’s time for me to go put in some road-time. See you guys later

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.09.08 17:15:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • gona go for a quick 5 now as well

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.09.08 17:19:26 by PJLD Reply
  • just did a quick 7.3. Although not as quick as I’d have liked it to be. Story of my life

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.09.08 18:33:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.09.08 18:49:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Have just made my picks and have second guessed myself on the Bath v Wasps fixture. 😳

    Let’s hope i am right.

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.09.08 21:26:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • HEY!!! Why is there no special mention of the 15th spot?? 👿 👿

    is this favouritism??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 30.09.08 11:13:41 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • 😯 Almost forgot to make my picks… 😯

    And to the handful playing the Champions League…don’t forget to make your picks today for Matchday 2.

  • Comment 39, posted at 30.09.08 12:19:55 by just blackshark Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!
  • Best stats I could find thus far:

    SAT 27 September 2008
    Golden Lions 20-34 Natal
    Start team (T : Try, C : Conversion, P : Pen Kick, D : Drop Goal)
    T C P D Players Players T C P D
    1 Van der Merwe-Hendrik Schalk 1 Mtawarira-Tendai
    Wepener-Willie 2 du Plessis-Bismarck
    Geldenhuys-Ross 3 du Plessis-Jan
    Van zyl-Anton 4 Van den Bergh-Albert
    Van der Merwe-Franco 5 Muller-Johan
    Grobbelaar-Cobus “Baywatch” 6 Botes-Jacques
    Minnie-Derick Johannes 7 Deysel-Jean Roy 1
    1 Joubert-Ernst 8 Kankowski-Ryan
    Vermaak-Jano 9 Pienaar-Ruan 4 2
    1 Rose-Earl 10 Michalak-Frédéric
    1 Nontshinga-Trompie 11 Pietersen-Jon-Paul Roger 2
    La Grange-Gideon “Doppies” 12 Steyn-Francois
    Fourie-Jaque 13 Jacobs-Adrian
    Killian-Michael 14 Ndungane-Odwa
    Ludik-Louis 15 Terblanche-Stefan
    Wheeler-Justin 16 Sykes-Steven
    Benjamin-Ryno 17 Daniels-Keegan Rhys
    1 Strydom-Louis 18 Carstens-Deon 1
    Labuschagne-Jannes 19 Kockott-Rory
    Reynecke-Ethienne 20 Murray-Waylon Michael
    – 21 Smit-John William
    Try Nontshinga Trompie 12 5-0
    5-3 Pen. Pienaar Ruan 28
    Pen. Rose Earl 40 8-3
    8-10 Try Pietersen Jon-Paul Roger
    Conversion Pienaar Ruan 44
    Wheeler Justin
    Minnie Derick Johannes 48
    Try Van der Merwe Hendrik Schalk 59 13-10
    Kockott Rory
    Michalak Frédéric 61
    Carstens Deon
    du Plessis Jan 61
    Daniels Keegan Rhys
    Botes Jacques 61
    Sykes Steven
    Van den Bergh Albert 61
    13-17 Try Carstens Deon
    Conversion Pienaar Ruan 64
    13-24 Try Deysel Jean Roy
    Conversion Pienaar Ruan 66
    Benjamin Ryno
    Nontshinga Trompie 67
    Murray Waylon Michael
    Jacobs Adrian 68
    13-31 Try Pietersen Jon-Paul Roger
    Conversion Pienaar Ruan 72
    Reynecke Ethienne
    Wepener Willie 74
    Labuschagne Jannes
    Van zyl Anton 74
    Strydom Louis
    Rose Earl 74
    Smit John William
    du Plessis Bismarck 75
    Try Joubert Ernst
    Conversion Strydom Louis 77 20-31
    20-34 Pen. Pienaar Ruan 80

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.10.08 07:06:11 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • It does not look well here, go have a look at :http://www.itsrugby.co.uk/match_47475.html

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.10.08 07:07:29 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • Or rather :


    and work your way to the CC scores level.

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.10.08 07:10:08 by Silver Fox Reply

    Silver Fox
  • Worcester 3 -17 Quins 15min

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.10.08 21:18:16 by McLovin Reply

  • Half Time

    Worcester 13 – 27 Quins

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.10.08 21:48:17 by McLovin Reply


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