Sharks stuff Valke by 77 points

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 26 Jun 2010 at 08:22
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The Sharks romped to an 80-3, 12-try to nothing victory against the Valke in Nigel last night. Jacques Botes was the hero as he scored a hat trick of tries.

There were solid performances from most of the team, with Keegan Daniel (himself a double try scorer) combining well with Botes to run the Valke ragged. Starting halfbacks Rory Kockott and especially Steve Meyer were slick and accurate, with centres Dwayne Jenner (on for Andries Strauss) and Piet Lindeque providing plenty of ball for the outside backs to attack with.

All in all, a highly successful hit-out, although the quality of the opposition left much to be desired.


Sharks: tries by Botes (3), Daniel (2), Beast Mtawarira, Mark Richards, Dwayne Jenner, Stefan Terblanche, Kyle Cooper and Charl McLeod. Conversions added by Kockott (7), Monty Dumond, Botes and Daniel

Valke: penalty by Jacob Naude


  • Can’t read much into this seal-clubbing, but how did Jenner go? Any pace/ power/ creativity to speak of? We desperately need a 12 with some of that.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.06.10 08:38:03 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Botes and Daniel kicked for posts?

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.06.10 08:39:02 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Apparently… That’s according to SA Rugby’s stats

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.06.10 09:04:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • so the try of downey was actually botes?

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.06.10 10:08:31 by willa Reply

  • Funny thing about flanks kicking for polls is,in the playstation2 rugby 08 game k.daniel has a 77% kicking average while the hoff has 80% you would be better kicking with your 8man than f.steyn who has 77% r.pinnar with 62% in the game anyway.incase u wondering b.james has a 84% average and konkowski is faster than anybody in the sharks team exept for j.p petersen

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.06.10 10:09:18 by Poisy Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 5) : I remember how much screw ups the game has. Brad Barritt was blond, think Spies was tagged as a FH etc 😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.06.10 11:08:20 by JarsonX Reply
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  • NZ 22 – 3 Wales
    Both teams has a yellow card now.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.06.10 11:11:10 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Fulltime
    NZ 29 – 10 Wales
    1 try each within the last 2 minutes.

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.06.10 11:19:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Went to the game last night. It was a slow start for the Sharks and they only scored their first try after abot 18 minutes. But then again, the Falcons wanted to prove something and got off to a brave defensive start. The Beast (the new SAFFA one 😀 ), was stopped twice in the opposite left hand corner twice by the Falcons. After a good run, Jaques Botes scored the first try and shortly afterwards scored his second from a rolling maul. It was one way traffic from then on and the falf time score was 40-0. Andries Strauss rolled his left ancle in a tackle and was substituted with Dwayne Jenner in the first half. Changes immediately at half time was McCleod and Dummont for Kockott and Pat Cilliers for Beast. Shame, Beast made mince meat of the tight head, Thulani Ngidi, who eventually succumbed and had to sit 10min on the sideline in the hiveld winter chill. Later Kyle Cooper also made it onto the field and Justin Downey (popstar sort of hero with the local girls. They were almost slipping and sliding around when he ran on), who substituted Anton Bressler. Mike Rhodes then moved to lock. Another 40 odd points were scored in the second half, while the Falcons for the first time enjoying more possession, albeit not enough. The 3 points came off a penalty after the Sharks contested for the ball on the ground if my memory serves me right. Japie Naude succeeded with only his second attempt at goal for the whole game.

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.06.10 11:27:14 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • With such an amount of tries being scored, Keegan converted his own try as well as Jacques Botes by way off drop goal. For those off you who are overly concerned by this. Dwayne Jenner had a decent debut and was used often to go over the advantage line. Piet Lindeque was calm and showed good hands. He appears to be a little shy, but i think he had a fair game and with time can become even better. Louis Ludik had a number of good runs down the left and it appears that his injury is something of the past. He was later replaced with Steve Meyer as he came limping off unassisted with a twinge to his left leg. At this stage there were no indication of who is playing where because the whole Sharks backline lined up next to each other. Mark Richards’ speed was used by the flyhalve to hit holes in the defence and Steve Meyer then stood next to Stefan. I for sure hope that the moves practised in this game is an indication of the running rugby that the Sharks are contemplating for the future.

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.06.10 11:36:37 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • Go Sharks!! 😎

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.06.10 11:52:13 by wpw Reply
  • Players that impressed me was Mike Rhodes and Steve Meyer. Monty had a good game and i would stick out my head and say that we might be okay with flyhalves. Given time and confidence, they WILL shine for the Sharks. Dwayne Jenner and Lindeque showed that they can be used at the next level and should obviously be bled into the setup. Anton Bressler and Alistair stole a good few balls in the line outs, but the control of the ball was a bit worrying. The kickoffs were also not well controlled by the Sharks and a bit off miscommunication occurred. Keegan was fearless on the attack and defence and i think that a lot of unfair comment is raised over hi abilities on thi site. He gives his all. Kyle Cooper……what can you say about a guy with the determination of a bloodhound, the relentlessnes of a pitbull, the build off a bulldog and the heart of a giant. With legs working like the pistons i have only seen on the Titanic. DO NOT LOSE THIS GUY. He brings a different aspect to the game, while Craig throwing in his mobility. Craig a rate in the same frame as hookers like Schalk Brits and Derrick Kuun. Both are indispencible (Shyte, spelling) in the Sharks setup. All the regurlar players gave their usual standard of play without actualy stepping to hard onto the accelerator pedal. Downey was not as impressive as i hoped he would be (sorry Rob) and my man of the match would go not to the guy that scored the most or second most tries, but to Mike Rhodes. Man of the match would in anycase be a toss-up between the three of them. Eugene van Staden was listed as a utility forward on the program, but the guy wearing the 18 jumper was a prop and i didnt pick up who he was. The weirdest moment of the whole evening came when the announcer declared that the Man of the Match for the Falcons team would be seperated into the Best Forward award and the Best Back award. Warren Perkins was the best forward for the Falcons and received a Blackberry, while Jaco Snyman (scrummie) received a watch. The announcer was full of hope and said that big things are expected from the team this year and that they will go far. I guess that this must be the local attitude, to promote and motivate your own players with awards. I mean afterall, how could one decide who to get the blackberry and the watch after a 80-3 thrashing.

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.06.10 11:54:45 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • You saw pistons on the Titanic??
    Dude, how old are you?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.06.10 12:05:38 by wpw Reply
  • Good to hear, thanks JustPlain for the update. When you say Jenner had a decent debut, do you reckon it was good enough to usurp Swannepoel or does he still need a bit of work?

    Talking of day-boos, as the Aussies say, did anyone see Brad Barritt’s first start for England?

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.06.10 12:27:29 by MerckZ Reply

  • @ WPW: dont you watch National Geographic my elderly friend? Why, I’m only 16. 😀

    @MerckZ: i think that jenner and swanepoel weighs up equaly. with a bit more buffing, jenner will “usurp” (sic) swanie. that is a long shot or prediction and it is unfair actually towards swanie. i just think that jenner has showed that he can just possibly go further.

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.06.10 12:34:49 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • @MerckZ (Comment 14) : i like swannies a alot, but jenner did look very good last night, he looks in much better shape, and faster, def one for the future

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.06.10 14:01:07 by willa Reply

  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 15) : Good to know, thanks. There’s nothing wrong with “usurp” by the way; tis indeed a real word 😆

    @willa (Comment 16) : I guess this is difficult to tell from one match, but from what you saw, what “mould” of 12 is Jenner?

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.06.10 14:10:05 by MerckZ Reply

  • Bottom Line is Jenner better than Strauss?

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.06.10 14:12:49 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @MerckZ (Comment 17) : i cant really think of someone, but he had quick hand when needed, when he takes a crash ball he takes 3-4 guys with,hes fast,he defended very well, he just looked the part of a very decent player.

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.06.10 14:24:07 by willa Reply

  • @willa (Comment 19) : A bit like Halsteadt then . .. oh wait no you said he had pace so more like Andre Snyman then?

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.06.10 14:29:38 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • great work done sharksssssssss :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.06.10 14:55:28 by chaz (For you Bro) Reply

  • @JasonX ( comment 5 ) : ya kankowski was also listed as a flyhalf but it was fun 2 play.and b.barrit and o.ndungane are so freakin slow!!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.06.10 15:49:55 by Poisy Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 22) : you guys haven’t heard of updating rosters? i can point you in the right direction

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.06.10 11:25:57 by war1 Reply
  • This means nothing in terms of how we’re gonna do. This is the Valke remember. I wanna see how we do against the Blue Bulls in the second game.

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.06.10 12:56:17 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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