Sharks team for Cheetahs clash

Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 17 Feb 2010 at 11:15
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The Sharks team for this Friday’s match against the Cheetahs has been announced with a few changes in both the backline and forward pack.Both Gerhard Mostert and Johann Muller have been ruled out of the match, with Alistair Hargreaves coming into the 5 jersey and Willem Alberts on the bench covering looseforward and lock. Keegan Daniel drops to the bench as Jacques Botes moves into the starting line-up. There is a front row shuffle with Bismarck du Plessis making way for his older brother, Jannie, and John Smit moving into the hooking berth.

In the backs, Ruan Pienaar slots in at flyhalf with Monty Dumond moving onto the bench. Adi Jacobs starts at 12, with Dries Strauss moving onto the bench. Charl McLeod also moves onto the bench to cover scrumhalf.

Sharks team to face Cheetahs:

1. Tendai Mtawarira

2. John Smit (captain)

3. Jannie du Plessis

4. Steven Sykes

5. Alistair Hargreaves

6. Jacques Botes

7. Jean Deysel

8. Ryan Kankowski

9. Rory Kockott

10. Ruan Pienaar

11. JP Pietersen

12. Adi Jacobs

13. Waylon Murray

14. Odwa Ndungane

15. Stefan Terblanche


16. Bismarck du Plessis

17. Deon Carstens

18. Willem Alberts

19. Keegan Daniel

20. Charl McLeod

21. Monty Dumond

22. Andries Strauss



  • Comment 1, posted at 17.02.10 11:18:52 by war1 Reply
  • didn’t get all the changes we wanted, but Smit at 2 and Pines at 10 are a bloody good start. We’ll take this one

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.02.10 11:20:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • whoop whoop! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.02.10 11:20:45 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • still no swannie πŸ˜• make that call, rob, maybe try an sms :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.02.10 11:21:42 by war1 Reply
  • wow….what do you know?

    Sharks will win….watch the scrums improve by 50%.

    Go sharks

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.02.10 11:22:33 by grant10 Reply

  • @grant10 (Comment 5) : I knew you’d be psyched to see that move….can imagine you dancing in the streets of Cape Town… πŸ˜†

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.02.10 11:26:32 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • does look good, im thinking lambie on the bench would be better than dumond,cant wait for ludick to be fit

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.02.10 11:27:01 by willa Reply

  • Wow this looks a lot better! Roll on Friday!!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.02.10 11:27:12 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : @war1 (Comment 4) : Yeah, come on Rob, where is the boy, send him that sms…pleaseeeeeeee… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.02.10 11:27:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @grant10 (Comment 5) : the sharks never cease to amaze, do they? :mrgreen: well, at least its NOT boring being a sharks fan πŸ˜†

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.02.10 11:27:47 by war1 Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 6) : erm you sure it`s not me you seeing πŸ˜†

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.02.10 11:28:20 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 8) : Now we can make superbru predictions…. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.02.10 11:28:33 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • bismarck got dropped 😯

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.02.10 11:31:22 by Megatron Reply

  • @Original Pierre (Comment 11) : Hehehehe, true…put the clip on youtube though…want a good laugh at silly dancing… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.02.10 11:31:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 13) : rotated πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.02.10 11:32:17 by war1 Reply
  • Bismarck dropped and Adi at 12. Like it πŸ˜€

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.02.10 11:35:51 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 16) : Can you imagine the tantrum Bissie is throwing right now? πŸ˜†

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.02.10 11:38:12 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • The only thing im not happy with is willem covering lock, i feel he is not tall enough, would have liked to see mike rhodes in the 18 jersey with willem in the 19 jersey in place of keegs

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.02.10 11:38:28 by war1 Reply
  • I don’t get Adi at 12, I’d rather want him at 13, but lets hope he proves me wrong. Besides with Ruan back anyone at 12 will be good.

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.02.10 11:39:33 by Letgo Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 17) : or maybe he is not.

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.02.10 11:39:37 by war1 Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 12) : Nah still some teams I`m waiting for. Plus I`ll be honest, I don`t have a clue which way to go with Blues and Highlanders yet πŸ˜•

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.02.10 11:39:54 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • what if jannie gets smashed by wian du preez?

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.02.10 11:40:28 by Megatron Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 18) : I’d also rather have seen Rhodes covering lock…damn they messing that boy around…if we loose him it will be a great loss

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.02.10 11:41:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • i spoke to bissie on saturday, and seemed down after what happened, but i must say hes a pleasent oke, very friendly

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.02.10 11:41:47 by willa Reply

  • @Letgo (Comment 19) : would you want adi covering meyer bosman or mapoe?

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.02.10 11:42:01 by Megatron Reply

  • Pleased with the team, only sorry that Muller and Mostert are injured.

    Think our front row will be stronger with John at hooker. Pleased to see Ruan at FH. Now would have liked to see Mvovo instead of Odwa and where is Swannie? Is he still injured?

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.02.10 11:42:24 by Puma Reply

  • @Original Pierre (Comment 21) : the gordon hunter memorial trophy, gonna be a good game, lots of passion from both sides, i hope

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.02.10 11:42:26 by war1 Reply
  • Must say pleased to see Bismarck dropped to the bench. He cost us last week. Needs to get some discipline.

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.02.10 11:43:19 by Puma Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 20) : Can’t see him being happy playing second fiddle again…I realy can’t

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.02.10 11:43:38 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @willa (Comment 24) : Serious, wow you’re the first person I read saying he’s friendly….actualy good to hear then.

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.02.10 11:44:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • nice!! Now give Adi and Waylon a few games together, you guys will be suprised!! under ther circumstances, a pretty good team. i realy do hope Hargreaves takes his chance. why hasnt he really kicked on from age-group level?

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.02.10 11:45:35 by VanWilder Reply

  • @Original Pierre (Comment 21) : Blue vs. Highlanders…go with the home team imo

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.02.10 11:45:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • I’m showing faith by picking the Sharks on LMS πŸ™‚ Who’s with me?? πŸ’‘

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.02.10 11:46:34 by Jarson's (X + V) Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 29) : boks were tired and overplayed last year, were they not? having the front row stocks available to the sharks and rotating them will only benefit smit and the brothers doep, and anyway, this is a team game, if bis just in it for bis then he needs to grow up

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.02.10 11:46:55 by war1 Reply
  • @Megatron (Comment 25) : Doesn’t matter bring it on 😎

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.02.10 11:47:35 by Charlie Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 31) : Like your nic… :mrgreen:
    Hargreaves seem to finaly making the grade at senior level, he seemed to struggle but now finaly he’s getting confidence..hope he does well

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.02.10 11:47:43 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Jarson’s (X + V) (Comment 33) : YES!! I almost picked the Cheetahs, but my conscience got the better of me

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.02.10 11:48:53 by war1 Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 32) : What your take on the Sharks team for this week?

    Landers came back strong against Saders. Think they going to surprise some teams this year. Have not done my bru picks yet. Will think about it first and put it in tomorrow.

    Canes looked too good for Blues last week.

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.02.10 11:50:11 by Puma Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 34) : As long as it is only rotational, but I’m not to sure it is…might be a horses for courses attitude in which case Bis probably won’t mind too much, but if this is a permanent move, I think Bis will be very unhappy.

  • Comment 39, posted at 17.02.10 11:50:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Bissie needs to change his mind set πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 40, posted at 17.02.10 11:51:50 by Charlie Reply

  • @ 30, He was very friendly,deysel also very nice, and had a long chat with ruan,told him he was the hero we needed to step up,burden was moody until i asked to take a pic with my girl who’s a model with big boobies,

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.02.10 11:51:59 by willa Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 39) : look, we all want to be the best, but sometimes you have to take a step back for the sake of the team,

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.02.10 11:52:29 by war1 Reply
  • @Puma (Comment 38) : Very happy with the Sharks team I must admit. Still missing Swannie and Rhodes though, but MUCH better and a MUCH more settled team than last week, we’ll see a different team on Friday, I’m excited to see them play.

    Hard to choose between Landers and Blues, but Blues seemed rather ordinary last week, so Landers might do it. If it wasnt for Cowan though they’d be rubish as well, he’s their trump card.

    Still waiting to see what the rest of the teams look like before making pics for superbru.

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.02.10 11:54:55 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @willa (Comment 41) : Bet that cheered him up, Burden does seem to be mislik at best….very intense when he’s on the field.

    Hope Ruan realises what you said is true and will make him take his FH position serious.

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.02.10 11:57:58 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • I havent once heard that Bismarck is not a great guy to chat to.

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.02.10 12:07:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 45) : Just heard a lot of accusations of him and big bro Dup being premadonas…normaly goes in hand with arrogance and such…but maybe just empty stories dreamed up by journos. Hope so.

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.02.10 12:10:17 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • GO SHARKS !!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.02.10 12:10:32 by Charlie Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 43) : Yes the team looks better than last week, only we miss Muller and Mostert.

    Adi out of position at 12???? Hope he is okay there. Think John playing hooker cause we going to face a strong scrum against the Cheethas. Bissie probably be back at hooker at some stage, but for now pleased John is starting at hooker.

    Where is Swannie? Going to need him I think when we travel. Odwa too a bit slow would love to see Mvovo for a season on the wing. Think he has far more speed and will get more experience if we play him more often. Odwa does have experience though.

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.02.10 12:13:53 by Puma Reply

  • Much better looking team. Glad Bismarck on the bench, but it might not be be JUST about discipline, but also the fact that Muller and Mostert isn’t there and the second row is now a lot lighter and they needed to strenghen the scrum.

  • Comment 49, posted at 17.02.10 12:17:20 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 48) : I don’t really know if 12 is out of position for Adi…he’s played a lot there. I think Adi is better suited at 12 and could create something there. Monty and Strauss had NO creativity, but Ruan and Adi at 10 & 12 could create some space for Waylon

  • Comment 50, posted at 17.02.10 12:22:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 48) : I would like to see Ludick at 14 when fit cause I can’t see Plum dropping Oupa

  • Comment 51, posted at 17.02.10 12:24:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 49) : Only Hargreaves on the light-er side at 113kg, Psycho Sykes weighs in at a healthy 117kg. Muller is only 114kg, Mostert probably being the bulk at lock.

    I think it’s more of a horses for courses move seeing as Free State has a strong scrum. Get a bonified TH in the scrum and get some forward momentum.

  • Comment 52, posted at 17.02.10 12:24:13 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Not a bad team… I feel better about this weekend.

  • Comment 53, posted at 17.02.10 12:43:42 by Farlington Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 50) : Pokkel hope so mate, just thought Adi plays far better at 13.

    Stefan is slow but very reliable at the back. Then would like to see what Ludik can offer there? He is faster no doubt.

    Once we get all the injured back we should be looking a lot better. Read that Swannie still getting over his injury, was not sure where he was. Think we going to need him for the overseas tour. Muller too.

  • Comment 54, posted at 17.02.10 13:00:43 by Puma Reply

  • @Puma (Comment 54) : let’s hope Ludik is still as fast πŸ™‚

  • Comment 55, posted at 17.02.10 13:17:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ok I am not really good with the positioning thing, still have to learn all about forwards, halfs, hookers, etc, but I am happy with the team at the moment and I sure hope that we will show the Cheetahs that last year’s win by them was just a fluke πŸ˜† Sharks can do it this time.

  • Comment 56, posted at 17.02.10 13:28:49 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • Weather report shows no rain for Friday…. the Sharks can swim underwater but seem to struggle with getting wet :mrgreen:

  • Comment 57, posted at 17.02.10 13:29:42 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 57) : Ja, underwater their fine, it’s swimming on top of water that they struggle with… πŸ˜†

  • Comment 58, posted at 17.02.10 13:34:12 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @dawnwallenkamp (Comment 57) : i checked the weather report twice, just to be sure. more good news πŸ˜€

  • Comment 59, posted at 17.02.10 13:34:39 by war1 Reply
  • I see point allocation have worked and there are few “picless” bloggers πŸ˜›

  • Comment 60, posted at 17.02.10 13:34:57 by rekinek Reply
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  • it’s very good team. Like Smit at hooker – more for giving Bis some time on the bench for some pondering of new laws :mrgreen: than really for the fact of John being back at hooker. These rotations have a tendency of backfiring at a later stage.

    Good to see Charl on the bench.

    And I though that Alberts made good impact last week (barring some indiscipline) – so wanted to say to Rob that he was justified in his crash on then Lions player :mrgreen:

  • Comment 61, posted at 17.02.10 13:38:23 by rekinek Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 58) : such a pity then that they are not playing lions now – it seems like havens are pouring down onto jozzi. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 62, posted at 17.02.10 13:41:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 59) : Wasn’t Saturday supposed to be clear skies also…

    Tell you what, Saturday at the game it literally only rained during the game, as in when the players came on the field the rain fell, half time it stopped, second when they came on the field it start, end of game it stopped….very freaky

  • Comment 63, posted at 17.02.10 13:42:33 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @rekinek (Comment 62) : Actualy raining here on the south coast as well, probably then raining in Durbs….one week to late for a wet practice session… πŸ™

  • Comment 64, posted at 17.02.10 13:44:04 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Hi everyone just got on glad monty is moved to the bench don’t know much about these postions still learning a lot, but is monty not the guy that always looses the ball forward and cost us a lot of points last year or do i have the wrong guy πŸ˜›

  • Comment 65, posted at 17.02.10 13:46:01 by Charmaine Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 63) : time will tell, the game starts at 6pm as well, that may help with the stifling heat factor, dont know

  • Comment 66, posted at 17.02.10 13:49:04 by war1 Reply
  • @Charmaine (Comment 65) : I’m not sure if that was Monty, he’s the guy that normaly doesn’t do anything wrong, but he doesnt add anything either…good FH, but what we need is a great FH like Ruan to take us to S14 glory.

    You might be thinking of Andries Strauss though, luckily he’s also on the bench, Adi replacing him… πŸ˜€

  • Comment 67, posted at 17.02.10 13:49:55 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 66) : i don’t think we should expect fireworks from durban games in feb though, raining or not i would imagine ball being wet/humid.

  • Comment 68, posted at 17.02.10 13:51:29 by rekinek Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 66) : Normaly at 18:00 the humidity is still killer hot, even Saturday evening before the rain one felt the humidity.

    Depends on the weather, raining today so if the sun shines tomorrow or Friday the humidity will be even worse, should favour the Sharks though….me living on the South Coast even takes some time to get used to the Durban humidity, the ‘Staters will struggle with it.

  • Comment 69, posted at 17.02.10 13:53:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @rekinek (Comment 68) : agreed, but i would rather play the game at 6pm than, say 3 pm

  • Comment 70, posted at 17.02.10 13:54:30 by war1 Reply
  • @rekinek (Comment 68) : It is actualy to our advantage to play only two home games first up if we are to hunt bonus points this year…even ’07 the first 6 games were home games and we couldn’t buy a 4th try.

  • Comment 71, posted at 17.02.10 13:55:30 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • You know i’ve always asked this q when its rains the ball is always wet and the guys seem to loose the ball forward because its wet now why don’t they bring in these gloves something like those pool gloves you get won’t it help to keep the ball instead of loosing it forward πŸ™‚

  • Comment 72, posted at 17.02.10 13:56:30 by Charmaine Reply

  • @war1 (Comment 70) : True, at least the sun won’t beat down on the players, just humidity to contend with.

  • Comment 73, posted at 17.02.10 13:57:06 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • according to news 24 weather:

    Thursday: Sprinkles early. More sun than clouds. Mild. Max: 27 Min: 21

    Friday: Partly cloudy. Warm. Max: 29 Min: 23

  • Comment 74, posted at 17.02.10 13:57:39 by war1 Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 71) : that was the case last year – 2 at home before the tour and Plum was saying how it suits the team.

  • Comment 75, posted at 17.02.10 13:58:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 75) : True, there’s just no getting used to humidity, and you can’t hide from it either.

  • Comment 76, posted at 17.02.10 14:01:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @rekinek (Comment 75) : the draw last year was perfect. this year is exactly the opposite

  • Comment 77, posted at 17.02.10 14:01:54 by war1 Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 46) :
    I have read those accusations as well, mostly on blogs but I have also read that the 2 brothers are really good guys to chat to off the field.

  • Comment 78, posted at 17.02.10 14:02:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 74) : You know what 29 in Durban language means….add about 15-18 deg for humidity and you’ll know where you are….HELL πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 79, posted at 17.02.10 14:02:50 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 78) : Maybe they’re just realy able to switch on when on the field and switch off of the field

  • Comment 80, posted at 17.02.10 14:04:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 79) : i haven’t been to durban for a LONG time πŸ™ certainly not in February, blame it on postgraduate studies

  • Comment 81, posted at 17.02.10 14:09:03 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 81) : Deban, Cape Town, they all the same, World Cup, World Cup πŸ˜†

  • Comment 82, posted at 17.02.10 14:16:31 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 82) : dont get to cape town much either

  • Comment 83, posted at 17.02.10 14:19:45 by war1 Reply
  • So Rob , any stars for calling the changes …????

  • Comment 84, posted at 17.02.10 15:18:02 by King Deysel Reply
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  • Cheetahs to steal at least 5 Shark line-outs.

    After the game John Smit will say they were caught of guard by the Cheetahs being able to count in English. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 85, posted at 18.02.10 03:32:01 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 59) : Thank goodness for that!!!!

  • Comment 86, posted at 18.02.10 07:24:40 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 58) : Too true hey LOL

  • Comment 87, posted at 18.02.10 07:25:18 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • :mrgreen: Woohoo thank you Rob I finally have a star YAY ❗

  • Comment 88, posted at 18.02.10 07:26:15 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

  • SO glad they kept Murray in the starting line up :mrgreen: He needs game time after being out so long with his knee injury. Give him a few games and half way through the Super14 2010 and he will start shining and showing his old form ❗ Jacobs and Murray at centre – great combo πŸ˜€

  • Comment 89, posted at 18.02.10 09:26:36 by lyledperry Reply

  • @lyledperry (Comment 89) : one of the best on paper. They need to turn it on on grass, though

  • Comment 90, posted at 18.02.10 09:39:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 90) : Green, green grass of home (Shark Tank) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 91, posted at 18.02.10 09:41:09 by Charlie Reply

  • @lyledperry (Comment 89) : welcome to the site, Lyle. Hope you enjoy it here.

  • Comment 92, posted at 18.02.10 09:43:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Feeding time Friday @ 18:00 Shark Tank…Whoo, Whoo !!! 😈

  • Comment 93, posted at 18.02.10 09:45:08 by Charlie Reply

  • Ok Sharks had better win because I am going to be at the game!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Woohoo!!!! Thank you Sharksworld. At least now I will be closer to the Ref so he must thing long and hard before any decisions are made πŸ˜€

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