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Potgieter “touch and go” for Saturday


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Stormers, Super Rugby on 30 Mar 2011 at 08:00
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In a bit of welcome news for the Sharks, flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter has not yet been ruled out of this weekend’s must-win clash against the Stormers.The former Bulls pivot, himself brought into the site as cover for the injured Pat Lambie, limpe off against the Crusaders on Sunday with a calf injury and was initially in serious doubt for the round 7 clash at Kings Park.

Coach John Plumtree revealed to the media yesterday that Pat Lambie “hasn’t made a miraculous recovery”, which is of course unfortunate, while not unexpected! Potgieter wasn’t at training yesterday, but has been given about a 50-50 chance of being fit to play come Saturday; should he fail to make it in time, Meyer Bosman will shift into the number 10 jersey, making way for either Adrian Jacobs or perhaps Riaan Swanepoel at inside centre.

Whatever the case, the Sharks 10-12-13 axis are going to have to play out of their boots to contain the Stormers combination of Peter Grant, Jean de Villiers amd Jacque Fourie, who on their day can be every bit as dangerous as the revered Carter-William-Freuan lineup that so tortured the Sharks’ defence on Sunday.

While there were no other serious injury concerns for the Sharks, Plumtree did acknowledge that Beast Mtawarira’s massive contribution in the second half may well prompt a front row reshuffle for this game. “He’s certainly put his hand up for this week,” said Plumtree of the big Zimbabwean loosehead, while also acknowledging that the Sharks’ scrummaging display against the Crusaders in the first half was one of their worst in living memory.


132 Comments

  • Come on Plum, Start the Beast this week! Sad to say but i dont think Captiam my Captain (Smit) can play a full 80min anymore.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.03.11 08:04:54 by weeman Reply
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  • The backline moved quite nicely with Meyer at the pivot, which is encouraging for our depth, what was also lekker to see was Adi playing with confidence and conviction, our subs made a noteable impact. As for Beast, the lineup must include him, must include Bismarck and must include Jannie. John Smit and van Staden on bench, sorry again for Burden, he deserves some play time, maybe additional cover as utility player? Too dynamic to leave out.

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.03.11 08:09:39 by DarkDestroyer Reply

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  • Smit continues to be the problem for both the sharks and the boks….when last has he made any meaningful contribution on the field? The scrums wre nothing short of diabolical while Smit was on the field, he contributes absolutely zero around the park, being invisible at the tackle count and making no impact at the breakdown as he is simply too slow toget there or out of puff. Burden must be hating this, not to mention Beast! It is about time some Management faced up to the truth and told Smit to pack it in or go play in the Vodacom Cup till back in form or fully fit. Right now all Smit is doing is undermining the teams he plays for.

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.03.11 08:17:55 by grant10 Reply

     
  • Oh boy I hope he doesn’t play JS in place of Bissie or Flo will have a field day πŸ™

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.03.11 08:23:59 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @DarkDestroyer (Comment 2) :
    Meyer took the ball flat and has great vision. JLP did not have a great game, other than the try. Not fair to expect a cracker in a first start, and against such a great 10-12 axis expecially, but he didnt help things by standing a bit deep and not reading the play on defence – Bosman did that very well.

    Adi is a must for the Sharks – we just do not have backline creativity without him. For me, its a no-brainer.

    @grant10 (Comment 3) :
    You dont gain credibility if you just wait for a poor performance to creep out the woodwork to knock somebody. Smit wasnt great, but the whole front-row was poor. You cant conveniently single him out.

    I am not saying he should start though – for me his utility value is greatest coming off the bench.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.03.11 08:27:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 3) : this is what stuart barnes from skysports wrote:

    McCaw’s leadership is admittedly vital as
    well; as has been that of John Smit’s to
    South Africa.

    On Sunday the capitulation of the Sharks
    scrum suggested they will have to find a
    replacement full time from now on.

    Bismarck Du Plessis is arguably the best
    hooker in the world and Smit is too weak as
    a scrum technician not to be a glaring
    weakness at prop forward.

    This was a
    superb game of Super Rugby with
    substantial overtones for the World Cup
    itself.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.03.11 08:28:27 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : I have been saying Smit should have retired with dignity and honour intact after the 2009 season. He will continue to regress…..despite being fresh and the conditioning programme he is still going backwards …..Sharks and Boks need to face reality.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.03.11 08:33:36 by grant10 Reply

     
  • Perhaps a centre combo of adi @12 and m joubert @13 is what the sharks need.

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.03.11 08:35:30 by bergshark Reply

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  • @stuart barnes: sad the sharks couldn’t field lambie,deysel and a jpp not back from injury..

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.03.11 08:37:35 by bergshark Reply

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  • Or even a m joubert for that matter-he wouldve relished the challenge of the saders backs,esp sbwhats-his-name?

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.03.11 08:38:38 by bergshark Reply

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  • Whoever plays, let’s hope they have their kicking boots on.

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.03.11 08:39:43 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Our centres are probably thinking ……..piece of cake on defence against the stormers after they have faced sbw etc.

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.03.11 08:41:50 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • That would be a huge mistake and one I don’t expect the sharks to be making..

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.03.11 08:44:04 by bergshark Reply

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  • Guys,the stormers wouldve beaten the saders @twickenham

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.03.11 08:46:43 by bergshark Reply

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  • I liked JLP but in all honesty Bosman looked great at 10 on Sun with Adi at 12

    Grant I argued with you on keo on this point I told you to give JS the benefit of the doubt till we saw him after conditioning and op well I did and I am really sad but now have to agree with πŸ™ although in fairness the scrumming fiasco on Sunday wasnot entirely John’s fault. To me he doesn’t offer what the others do in general play so should not start

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.03.11 08:47:09 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • .. Just being controversial.. πŸ˜‰ ( though I think it is a no-brainer..stormers woulda smacked the saders.)

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.03.11 08:48:00 by bergshark Reply

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  • One other change I’d like to see is:
    6. Botes
    7. Alberts
    8. Daniel
    I still rate Daniel a better 8 than 6 or 7 and he showed us what a talent he is in the CC when Kanko was with the Boks.

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.03.11 09:01:56 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • I’d like to see Bosman at 10 this weekend… or just a better performance from JLP, but preferably Bosman at 10. I don’t like seeing the Cheetahs 10/12 combo at the Sharks. How could that be a good thing?

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.03.11 09:08:43 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo: I was just asking the other day what’s become of u?

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.03.11 09:10:31 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 15) : bosman looked great agains a saders team sans keiran read, dan carter & sam whiltelock..hype him up @ ur peril.

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.03.11 09:11:28 by Megatron Reply

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  • Hoping for gerhard mostert to play a big game -he should at least be in match 22.need a strong ball-carrier to tag team with alberts..ideal combo woulda been mostert,alberts,deysel and bissie running at the stormers.

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.03.11 09:13:16 by bergshark Reply

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  • And beast,how could I forget .

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.03.11 09:16:17 by bergshark Reply

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  • When will the stormers team be announced?

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.03.11 09:18:04 by bergshark Reply

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  • And the saders team looked good without a sharks team of lambie,deysel and jpp back from injury.

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.03.11 09:20:00 by bergshark Reply

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  • And the saders team looked good against a sharks team without lambie,deysel and jpp back from injury.

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.03.11 09:20:27 by bergshark Reply

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  • I have full confidence in MB at 10. We will have to score a lot of tries though because I am not so sure of his kicking accuracy? He has not been the most reliable kicker in the past.

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.03.11 09:20:57 by Viking Reply
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  • Megatron you do have a point, but our Lambie is injured and I wasn’t overly impressed with JLP but yeh u r right he wasnt playing against Carter

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.03.11 09:21:57 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • And a ludik not having his best game by sounds of things.they were firing on all cylinders.imagine the contest if the sharks were also firing on all cylinders!

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.03.11 09:22:13 by bergshark Reply

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  • Any news on ronnie cooke?

  • Comment 29, posted at 30.03.11 09:24:56 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : Unfortunately he is the veritable ‘hot potato’ of the sharks front row. While we mustn’t forget the massive contribution he has made to Sharks rugby in the past, it seems like lately the Sharks perform better as soon as he gets off the field. Besides, there’s no way he can keep Beast out of the starting fifteen this time. Glad to see Plum’s no fool.

  • Comment 30, posted at 30.03.11 09:27:11 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Johan Smit must come off the bench Saturday, we were destroyed in the scrums on Saturday when he was on and that put us on the back foot the whole time.
    Someone needs to counter Flo at the breakdown because he has been impressive for the Stormers, if not I see problems.

    They will also gang up against Alberts so Daniels and Kanko must stand up and be counted.

  • Comment 31, posted at 30.03.11 09:29:12 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 7) :
    Im not going to be drawn into this again today but the whole scrum was under pressure and it did not only start at Smits side.

    @Big Fish (Comment 5) : Agree.

  • Comment 32, posted at 30.03.11 09:29:49 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) : 10 Meyer
    12 Adi
    13 JLP
    11 JPP
    14 Odwa .
    That would be my pick based on form. Someone else would have to captain, cos I’d bench both Smit and Stef. Probably give the captaincy to Hargreaves.

  • Comment 33, posted at 30.03.11 09:31:17 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 31) : Alberts will be all over Flo on Saturday and dash any hopes of Flo making the bokke… πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 34, posted at 30.03.11 09:32:59 by Viking Reply
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  • Well put Reynier exactly how I see it

  • Comment 35, posted at 30.03.11 09:34:05 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @CapeShark (Comment 33) : I would not bench Stef. His experience in the backline and ability to neutralise Jaque Fourie will be key.

  • Comment 36, posted at 30.03.11 09:34:31 by Viking Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 7) : It must have been a tough couple of months for you waiting for Smit to have a difficult game and eventually give you some to say?

    Were you okay during this period? I hope you pulled through okay.

  • Comment 37, posted at 30.03.11 09:36:14 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • Dagse chinas!

    Not a bad performance by the sharkies – 20 minutes of mayhem we need to sort out and that’s about it…

  • Comment 38, posted at 30.03.11 09:37:42 by kingshark Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 36) : Fair enough. But I will say this: He is due a good game. I’ve been watching clips on YouTube of the Sharks games and he is missing tackles all over the show that lead to tries, and then his pace is too slow to turn and scramble back. He needs to make first time tackles as a 13 otherwise the wing has to cover for him.

  • Comment 39, posted at 30.03.11 09:38:31 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 30) : plum got himself into this mess, he said john must lose weight so that he can be mobile as a hooker as the pdv tighthead experiment was a failure.

    Now plum hasn’t played john @ hookerat all…instead he drops/’rests’ jannie & beast because he knows he can NEVER justify dropping bissy, he would look stupid trying to!

  • Comment 40, posted at 30.03.11 09:39:28 by Megatron Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 7) : Actually agree with you. Although Jannie popped up in the scrum, it was remarkable how the whole scrum stabilised after John was subbed. He simply isn’t good enough anymore.

  • Comment 41, posted at 30.03.11 09:40:26 by kingshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 37) : Out of the woodwork at last, heh-heh πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 42, posted at 30.03.11 09:41:47 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 39) : I must say that his defence has concerned me as well over the past couple of games compared to last year. I just think that he will be crucial in defending against guys like JDV, JF and JDJ. You need someone that can organise the backs defence real time.

  • Comment 43, posted at 30.03.11 09:43:22 by Viking Reply
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  • We need to neutralize Bekker in the lineouts and must be first and ruthless at the breakdown, this will pull Bekker, Burger and Vermeulen into the mauls and stop them from running in the backline.

    Also we need to counter Flo and make sure our midfield is in order because thats how the Stormers play. Everything is build around Bekker, Flo, Grant, and the 2 centres.

    Stormers will be up for the physical battle on Saturday trust me. I just hope that we can Shut their mouths with a clinical performance.

  • Comment 44, posted at 30.03.11 09:53:53 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • if terblanche couldn’t handle an ou toppie likw mortlock how will shut down mossie?

  • Comment 45, posted at 30.03.11 09:54:44 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 44) : It wasn’t a problem in the cc final…

  • Comment 46, posted at 30.03.11 09:55:49 by kingshark Reply
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  • Viking, you talk a lot of sense!!

  • Comment 47, posted at 30.03.11 09:56:20 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 44) : Agree with what you say but we will also need to sortout our own lineouts. We have been losing too many on our own throws by not being able to find our jumpers. A guy like bekker can really exploit that if we do not get it right.

  • Comment 48, posted at 30.03.11 09:56:31 by Viking Reply
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  • BTW Bekker may be pretty awesome at the moment but AH and SS ruined the Crusaders’ lineout to the extent that they stopped kicking for the lineouts.

  • Comment 49, posted at 30.03.11 09:57:38 by kingshark Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) : Well said buddy.

  • Comment 50, posted at 30.03.11 09:57:40 by Puma Reply

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  • Thought Bosman at fh was better than JLP. So don’t mind at all if Bosman starts at fh against the Stormers.

    Adi needs to start as well.

  • Comment 51, posted at 30.03.11 09:58:53 by Puma Reply

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  • @Viking (Comment 48) : Our lineouts haven’t been stolen, we simply lost them.

    We are pretty good at disrupting lineouts too.

  • Comment 52, posted at 30.03.11 09:59:10 by kingshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark Β© (Comment 37) : πŸ™‚

  • Comment 53, posted at 30.03.11 10:00:35 by Puma Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) : i agree 100% Smit is one of, if not the best captian the sharks and springboks have had and his leadership will be extremely valuable going forward. Start Smit on the bench! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 54, posted at 30.03.11 10:01:23 by weeman Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 26) : That is a problem is our kicking. Even if JLP starts his kicking was not that great on Saturday either. Nor Bosman. How we miss Lambie.

  • Comment 55, posted at 30.03.11 10:03:01 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 51) : He wasn’t too bad. That is why we bought him afterall… never again shall one called Goode be drafted in as an emergency…

  • Comment 56, posted at 30.03.11 10:03:14 by kingshark Reply
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  • Well said Kingshark, but Bekker, Mossie, Grant did not play in the CC final.

    Agree with Puma, Bosman flyhalf, Adi inside and lets try Ndungane at outside his defense is good and he his attacking flair is brilliant. Then vroom vroom Mvovo and JPP on wings.

  • Comment 57, posted at 30.03.11 10:05:11 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 55) : True. I think one of the reasons why I am not too concerned about the loss is that we normally would kick somewhat better – probably bringing the score closer to a 10 point margin. Further to that – Lambie’s defense would probably have conceded a try less. Game on…

  • Comment 58, posted at 30.03.11 10:10:22 by kingshark Reply
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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 57) : The best possible move we could do is to play our quickest, best stepper at 12. Our own Sonny Bill Williams. AKA Ryan Kankowski.

  • Comment 59, posted at 30.03.11 10:11:44 by kingshark Reply
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  • @kingshark (Comment 52) : A loss is a loss no matter whether they are stolen or sqew throw in. Needs fixing urgently.

  • Comment 60, posted at 30.03.11 10:12:29 by Viking Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 55) : And how people said Lambie’s kicking is not good enough in the beginning of the season. Glad he proved them wrong with an 80% kicking average.

  • Comment 61, posted at 30.03.11 10:14:02 by Viking Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 14) : @bergshark (Comment 16) : Have you actually watched the game by now??

  • Comment 62, posted at 30.03.11 10:15:14 by Ice Reply
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  • @kingshark (Comment 56) : :mrgreen: Nice to have this depth in the squad…

  • Comment 63, posted at 30.03.11 10:16:51 by Viking Reply
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  • @kingshark (Comment 59) : Sounds interesting but lets not pull a Rasie please.

  • Comment 64, posted at 30.03.11 10:18:24 by Viking Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 64) : Rassie used them on the wing.

    Kanko is so frequently in the centres in any case and he makes more linebreaks than the actual centres, so why not? We have enough excellent loosies, particularly when Deysel comes back.

  • Comment 65, posted at 30.03.11 10:21:30 by kingshark Reply
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  • @kingshark (Comment 65) : By that logic the Bulls should make Vic flyhalf as he kick the ball more than Morne Steyn πŸ˜•

  • Comment 66, posted at 30.03.11 10:22:55 by Viking Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 61) : For sure. Lambie was 100% though in the last two games he played with his kicking.

    @kingshark (Comment 58) : For sure. When will Lambie be back? After the bye? How we needed him against Saders and the Stormers this week. So if Bosman starts at fh this week think we will be fine.

    Adi to start then which will be a good thing.

  • Comment 67, posted at 30.03.11 10:25:15 by Puma Reply

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  • @Viking (Comment 66) : Vic isn’t the flyhalf?! 😯

  • Comment 68, posted at 30.03.11 10:27:01 by kingshark Reply
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  • @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 57) : Good thinking. I would go with that centre pairing as well. Odwa is playing some good rugby. Put him on at outside centre and Adi on for inside. Then we have to have Stefan on at fb.

    Jeepers I like the look of Sithole playing for the 7’s right now. Wasted at 7’s. Should be with the Sharks right now.

  • Comment 69, posted at 30.03.11 10:30:15 by Puma Reply

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  • Gavin Rich has placed his money on Riaan Swanepoel coming in at 12 for this weekend based on an article on SuperSport. Any thoughts?

  • Comment 70, posted at 30.03.11 10:32:37 by Viking Reply
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  • Oh no all he knows to do is crash ball πŸ™

  • Comment 71, posted at 30.03.11 10:36:33 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Viking (Comment 70) : Eish. How I long for Barritt to come back. Or Fransie…

  • Comment 72, posted at 30.03.11 10:39:29 by kingshark Reply
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  • swannepoel might not be a bad call if bosman is FH

    it would mean much stronger defence

  • Comment 73, posted at 30.03.11 10:40:02 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Would like to see the difference Marius Joubert will make. He might just spark our attacking efforts again.

  • Comment 74, posted at 30.03.11 10:42:04 by kingshark Reply
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  • @kingshark (Comment 74) : Will be great to have him. Need him now rather than later in this tourney.

  • Comment 75, posted at 30.03.11 10:43:44 by Puma Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 73) : Agree there.

    Out of here now catch up later.

  • Comment 76, posted at 30.03.11 10:44:49 by Puma Reply

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  • Personally I would rather play Jacobs at 12 and Stef at 13. Minimal changes to the backs and less chance for disruption. MB has also not played with Swanepoel before so could create some problems.

  • Comment 77, posted at 30.03.11 10:45:22 by Viking Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 77) : Although Adi was ok on Sunday, his defense always made me nervous… JdV is starting to look good again, so Adi might just be shown up again.

  • Comment 78, posted at 30.03.11 10:58:06 by kingshark Reply
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  • Let me confess that I’m not exactly the hugest JLP fan. However, I do not agree with everyone wanting to crucify him after a relatively poor game, and calling for Meyer Bosman to be our saviour (if you’ll pardon the continued Biblical prose)at 10. Consider that fact that Meyer Bosman has started every game, and played at least 60 minutes in each, whereas prior to Saturday, JLP has had a few minor outings off the bench. Give the guy the benefit of the doubt, and a chance to shake off the rust, for goodness sake!

    Having said that, I would play Meyer Bosman at 10, Adi at 12, and Stef at 13… πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 79, posted at 30.03.11 11:07:32 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 79) : i am only saying bosman if jlp is injured

    jlp got better as the match progressed and deserves to still be there if uninjured

  • Comment 80, posted at 30.03.11 11:32:05 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 80) : yes – I agree. If Jacques-Louis is fit, he must play. You don’t drop a flyhalf after one average game and he got better as the game went on… that try gave him real confidence and the way he attacked the gain line in the second half was encouraging… in fact, he was instrumental in Odwa’s try with two good half-breaks.

    Goal-kicking was just about nerves. We know how reliable he can be and he will come right in that department.

  • Comment 81, posted at 30.03.11 11:47:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • bosman looked decent against berquist!!! Plus there was no Read on the pitch, jonathan poff , matt todd & sbw were the loosies…

    U gotta love that sbw scrumming in @ openside πŸ˜›

  • Comment 82, posted at 30.03.11 11:49:11 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Ice: nope,haven’t watched full game yet,only bits and pieces on youtube.
    But I’m going with my earlier call that the stormers coulda and woulda beaten the saders.
    That though has no bearing on this weekend’s game ,sharks vs stormers.

  • Comment 83, posted at 30.03.11 11:49:45 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 79) : Culling agree JLP needs another chance. One game probably can’t tell us much. Just saying won’t have a problem with Bosman to start if JLP is injured. Cause Bosman played well at fh once he shifted there on Saturday.

  • Comment 84, posted at 30.03.11 11:55:52 by Puma Reply

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  • Looked like a great try from jlp!

  • Comment 85, posted at 30.03.11 11:57:36 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 83) : Are you a Stormer supporter all of a sudden?? I hope so because if you are a Sharks supporter that haven’t seen the game with such an opinionated view on what the Stormers could or couldn’t have done then I’d be worried. Enough already!

  • Comment 86, posted at 30.03.11 11:58:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 14) : Dude when are you and the stormers going to get married? Get out of your little bubble please.

  • Comment 87, posted at 30.03.11 12:05:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 83) : Don’t know about those Stormer’s beating the Crusader’s. Stormer’s haven’t been tested well enough yet to make such comments. Only time will tell though…

  • Comment 88, posted at 30.03.11 12:05:31 by Viking Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 83) : You didn’t even watch the Saders vs Sharks game but yet you keep saying the stormers would have beat them. The crusaders were as good as they ever have been and no one on earth would have beat them. Just my opinion. So when are you and the stormers getting engaged? Will I be invited to the wedding?

  • Comment 89, posted at 30.03.11 12:08:17 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel:nope,I’m a saffa supporter. Just coz we were made to look below par (from what I’ve read and seen on youtube) doesn’t mean that another sa team or teams can’t beat the saders..
    Would like to see another sa team beat the saders_starting with the bulls in timaru.
    Our achilles heels were 1.midfield defence
    2.Lack of pace in backline
    3.No steppers in backline
    4.Goalkicking
    5.Line-outs
    6.Kick-offs
    7.Scrums.
    I see the saders only shading stormers in the scrums.

  • Comment 90, posted at 30.03.11 12:09:44 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben:please…

  • Comment 91, posted at 30.03.11 12:10:55 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 90) : The Crusaders will crush the Bulls. I’ll put my money on that.

  • Comment 92, posted at 30.03.11 12:12:40 by Ben Reply
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  • I’m seeing this in context of: how and who can beat the saders,the kiwis best team,full of abs and players pushing for spots in ab team.
    Everyone on here is hyping sbw and carter and this one and that one..the saders played the sharks,we lost.I’m not now hoping for the saders to beat every sa team by a greater margin ,no,I’m hoping for other sa teams to learn from our mistakes and beat the kiwis,I mean saders..

  • Comment 93, posted at 30.03.11 12:15:24 by bergshark Reply

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  • My humble opinion:

    One :
    It is probably unfair to judge our mid field defense too harshly if you consider we faced the all Black combination who really fired.
    But: JLP and Bosman just didn`t work next to each other, that much was obvious. The stormers pose a serious threat in mid-field as well, lets just learn from our mistake. Yes Lambie isn`t available and we have to make do with what we`ve got but there are other possibilities.
    If we have to start Bosman at 10 that is fine, but lets start Adi next to him. Not saying Adi`s defense would be that much better but he does bring an x factor we desperately need in mid-field.

    Two: John Smit started at prop twice now and he has a 0 from 2 record. Not saying it`s his fault, but we do have a relatively fresh Beast ready and waiting. I don`t think there`s any doubt that the Beast, Bismarck, Jannie combination is our best bet.
    Lets start them like that for the Stormers. Bring John Smit on for the last 20 minutes, exploit his superior line out skills and captaincy when we desperately need to close the game out. Makes a lot of sense to me.

    Lastly: I don`t know if you noticed Mvovo came in field on more than one occasion, leaving his wing badly exposed. Could it be he doesn`t trust Stefan to take his man, don`t know what the reason is. Mid Field players usually defend from the outside in and the wings from inside out right? Yes he has all the pace in the world but not even Mvovo can hope to catch Aplon or Habana if he has to stop, turn around and have only 20 meters to play with me thinks. One lucky quick long pass or spectacular kick pass and we could be in trouble.

    But enough from my side, I sincerely hope we get our campaign back on track this weekend.
    All the Best to them!

  • Comment 94, posted at 30.03.11 12:19:52 by Original Champion Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 93) : Try and watch the game dude. The 1st half especially. Then come tell us that the stormers would have beat them and the bulls will beat them in 2 weeks. The fact that you didn’t even watch the game and now you say the stormers would have beat them is just silly if you ask me.

  • Comment 95, posted at 30.03.11 12:21:06 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 83) : @Pokkel (Comment 86) :

    I agree – BS – really do yourself a favour and watch the game firts before you make those type of statements.

    I bet you can ask any or most Stormers on here and I doubt if they’d agree with you. Hell so many (not on the blog alone) said they are very afraid of this weekend especially if the Sharks played like they did 2nd half.

    Really watch the game first – You tube pieces is deffo not gonna give you a 1% of the picture what the game was like.

  • Comment 96, posted at 30.03.11 12:26:23 by Ice Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 85) : It was!

  • Comment 97, posted at 30.03.11 12:26:50 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ben: I gave my reasons why I think (imho) why the stormers have what it takes to beat the saders..
    I also wrote that the stormers. Being able to beat the beat the saders(or wouldve beaten them at twickenham),has no bearing on the outcome of this weekend’s game in the shark tank.

  • Comment 98, posted at 30.03.11 12:29:07 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 90) : Dude, like I said to Rob – not even the Crusaders would have been able to beat the Crusaders on Sunday. The best game I have EVER seen from them, but I believe also not again very soon – at least not against worthy opponents.

  • Comment 99, posted at 30.03.11 12:30:04 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ben: I gave my reasons why I think (imho) why the stormers have what it takes to beat the saders..
    I also wrote that the stormers being able to beat the saders(or wouldve beaten them at twickenham),means nothing when the sharks and stormers meet in the shark tank this weekend.

  • Comment 100, posted at 30.03.11 12:31:04 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 90) : Based on points 1,2,3,4 and 6 the Stormers should be able to beat the Crusaders by just using Grant and the 2 centres. Interesting…Not sure what Carter and SBW will agree with that.

  • Comment 101, posted at 30.03.11 12:34:00 by Viking Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 98) : All in all – I understand that you say is a normal Stomers team can beat the normal saders team? – But you cannot make that statement regarding Twicks – sorry mate, you cannot make statements without watching that particular game.

    Perhaps the Stormers can beat the Saders – no doubt – but not last Saturday…sorry…dont make your wishes of SA teams beating them into unfound statements.

  • Comment 102, posted at 30.03.11 12:34:23 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice: sorry Icey,but the stormers have the goods to do the job vs saders.accept it and smile while u sit back and say: those kiwis reckon they so awesome …hahaha

  • Comment 103, posted at 30.03.11 12:36:51 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ice: weren’t the saders made to look “outta yhis world” by the sharks in the first half?
    So how much of their performance is the saders or the sharks in that first half?
    Plus:sounds like ref missed a forward pass also..

  • Comment 104, posted at 30.03.11 12:40:40 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 100) : I didn’t say it has anything to do with the sharks vs stormers game. Go watch the game. Finished debating with you. Send some love to your beloved stormers.

  • Comment 105, posted at 30.03.11 12:41:29 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 104) : Just go watch the game 😐

  • Comment 106, posted at 30.03.11 12:42:08 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 104) : Two forwarded passes & obstruction imo. 😈

  • Comment 107, posted at 30.03.11 12:44:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @[email protected]: I can go watch the game..but that game is the saders vs sharks 😐
    I’m talking bout the game stormers vs saders ..

  • Comment 108, posted at 30.03.11 12:44:17 by bergshark Reply

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  • @McLovin: well,then..and suddenly their outta this world,fellow sw bloggers??
    Thanks for your observations McLovin .

  • Comment 109, posted at 30.03.11 12:46:37 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 108) : But yet how can you then say the stormers would have beaten the Saders at Twickenham? That was the Saders vs Sharks, not the Saders vs Srormers. To you the Crusaders must be the most overrated team in the world. Must be why they won all those super trophies.

  • Comment 110, posted at 30.03.11 12:48:00 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 103) : Re-read what I said in post 102..

  • Comment 111, posted at 30.03.11 12:48:20 by Ice Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 109) : πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

  • Comment 112, posted at 30.03.11 12:49:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 109) : He has a twisted smiley behind his comment – so he is pulling your leg…and stirring.

  • Comment 113, posted at 30.03.11 12:50:21 by Ice Reply
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  • .. What’s that bout arguing with fools .. ?

  • Comment 114, posted at 30.03.11 12:50:37 by bergshark Reply

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  • πŸ™

  • Comment 115, posted at 30.03.11 12:52:12 by bergshark Reply

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  • blah blah blah, the Saders made sushi of the sharks! Anyone looking for excuses is just delusional…the sharks fought back admirably in the 2nd half but they were outclassed in the 1st…

    From 1st phase ball the saders carved & gutted the tjarkies on the Twickenham pitch…klaar πŸ˜€

  • Comment 116, posted at 30.03.11 12:52:39 by Megatron Reply

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  • Laughing stock of the day..

  • Comment 117, posted at 30.03.11 12:52:43 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ice: someone else commented bout a forward pass also..
    And then another blogger commented bout a sader coming in from the side at ruck for one try and the ref obstructing sharks def for yet another saders try..

  • Comment 118, posted at 30.03.11 12:54:31 by bergshark Reply

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  • Me must go tata now:-)

  • Comment 119, posted at 30.03.11 12:58:14 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 118) : What do you expect from a kiwi ref with a drinking problem. 😈

  • Comment 120, posted at 30.03.11 12:58:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 118) : Stop making excuses. Fact us no team would have beaten the saders the way they played on Sunday. I think your delusional mate. But that’s my opinion and everyone is entitled to theirs. So I respect yours but I think your delusional mate.

  • Comment 121, posted at 30.03.11 13:00:30 by Ben Reply
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  • Lol hahahaha

  • Comment 122, posted at 30.03.11 13:00:46 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben: don’t attack the person,just raise the standard of your argument..

  • Comment 123, posted at 30.03.11 13:02:43 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 123) : So when did I attack the person?

  • Comment 124, posted at 30.03.11 13:04:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 123) : Definition of Delusional – a false belief or opinion. How is that attacking you as a person? But I’m truly sorry if I offended you in any way.

  • Comment 125, posted at 30.03.11 13:12:07 by Ben Reply
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  • eish die mense beklei oor stront

    noone can say what the stormers will do against the saders untill they play each other

    another factor is the sharks did not play the saders in durban , the stormers play them in cape town

    the stormers have not faced a really strong pack yet, they have not toured yet , so many variables

  • Comment 126, posted at 30.03.11 13:22:52 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Viking: gio aplon..?

  • Comment 127, posted at 30.03.11 13:45:28 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben: no probs ,Ben .

  • Comment 128, posted at 30.03.11 13:46:40 by bergshark Reply

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  • Without getting into an argument, may I just say:
    GO SHARKS!!

  • Comment 129, posted at 30.03.11 14:03:10 by Crock Reply

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  • we are going to win a intense ugly game by 12 points>>>

  • Comment 130, posted at 30.03.11 17:29:55 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • this is what makes me made πŸ‘Ώ

    want to play for the team and be named for a team then why in the [email protected] arn’t you at practise

    now i wonder why

  • Comment 131, posted at 30.03.11 17:55:03 by chaz Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 130) :

    i just hope you are right got faith but gee we can’t loose another game at all its just going to get harder at the end to make up

  • Comment 132, posted at 30.03.11 17:57:09 by chaz Reply

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