Richard Ferguson

Sharks return to winning ways, emphatically!


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 9 Apr 2011 at 21:14
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The Sharks got back that winning feeling after comprehensively outplaying the Lions at the Mr Price Kings Park on Saturday, beating them 27 – 3 as they managed score four tries and take away maximum points from the match.

After the opening exchanges, Elton Jantjies was first to take aim at poles, and with a good first kick to take the lead early on, a lead that was held for the last time as this was the only points the Lions scored. The Sharks had an opportunity to level things up minutes later, but Potgieter hit the post again, and once again Bismarck was the first man there, but couldn’t capitalize.

Once the Sharks strung a few phases together, Louis Ludik scored the first points going over in the corner. Potgieter could not convert from the sideline. After some disappointing interplay the Sharks countered and from a break by JP Pietersen got Willem Alberts over for the second try. Bosman took over kicking duties and duly added the two points for a nine point lead with minutes to play in the first half.

JP Pietersen scored a fabulous try on the hooter from a Potgieter cross kick which he collected and handed off Taute to get over in the corner. Potgieter was back missing the conversion after Bosman left the field clutching an injured knee. Half time Sharks 17 – 3 Lions.

The second half started much in the same vein as the first with the Sharks losing valuable lineout possession early on, and even though they had a lot of possession in the Lions 22, no points could be scored from this dominance. Potgieter got the crowd off their feet in a sarcastic cheer as he finally managed to kick a penalty and in that scoring the first points of the second half.

The Sharks had phase after phase of attack stymied, as they went all out for that all important bonus point try, which eventually came from the last play of the game as Charl McLeod tapped quickly to score next to the poles. Their dedication and heart shown in getting that fourth try will make every single Sharks fan smile after what has been a tough few weeks for both the players and the fans themselves.

Stefan Terblanche will be happy to celebrate his 200th game for the franchise in winning style, playing one of his best games of the season so far. The Sharks will take heart from this win ahead of their bye during which they will surely enjoy the break and look forward to the second half of the season.

The official man of the match was Willem Alberts but my personal vote has to go to Louis Ludik who showed guts and ran at the Lions defence, and his positional play was immaculate, never being caught out of position.


76 Comments

  • Great just great :mrgreen:

    lets just keep the wining :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.04.11 21:20:40 by chaz Reply
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  • I really rate last weeks loss to tiredness from travellin..totally different teams that played in these two weeks…

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.04.11 21:23:15 by shaniboi Reply
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  • and so climb up the log starts. 😎

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.04.11 21:23:44 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • JP Pietersen gets my MOM – he was awesome today .. as was Alberts. I really want to see Adi Jacobs get a good 2 or 3 games now for the Sharks. He looks to be our most accomplished attacker in terms of centres and he has his tackling mojo back too. I put that down to his shoulder being 100% again probably.
    Odwa would also make a good centre as he is always the one straightening the line and his defence is solid – like Oom Stef’s. He has a few more yards of pace than Stefan tho so can take the outside gap.

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.04.11 21:23:49 by Sharks_UK Reply
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  • So bleak I missed this game… at least we got the win.

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.04.11 21:39:17 by lostfish Reply
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  • Lekker!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.04.11 21:39:56 by King Shark Reply
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  • 5 points made much sweeter by the fact that stormers and bulls both got none. Well done boys!

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.04.11 21:44:29 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Not a perfect performance but those 5 points will be vital. Really enjoyed the performances of JPP and Adi in particular as the backline did better this weekend.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.04.11 21:44:36 by war1 Reply
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  • Well done ,good play
    Now for some criticism ,sharks need to learn to retain the ball better …
    Its the one thing that the Stormers do much better than us and if we are to become champs its an area I feel we can improve on …
    The rest of the game is good ,satisfactory .
    Pleased

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.04.11 21:45:26 by Talent Reply
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  • suddenly things are looking much better, a bye(4 points) next weekend, and then the boys return refreshed with Lambie and Deysel back in the mix.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.04.11 21:48:04 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 10) : Yeah good time to re group and re stratergise

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.04.11 21:51:20 by Talent Reply
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  • A golden day to be sure. The Bulls getting trounced for a big fat zero, the Stormers showing their true colours and our Sharkies getting their mojo back. SuperPat returns after the bye (please Lord!) and if we can maintain this momentum we are looking fine and dandy. 😛
    My only concern, and it is a very real one, is that we still clearly lack depth at flyhalf. If Lambie’s injury has taught us anything it’s that JLP is not up to the task required of him. His only redemption today was that beautiful kick to JPP. The rest, as they say, is history, and I for one don’t relish ever seeing him in the No 10 shirt, or position, again. 😯
    The game turned around for me when Meyer Bosman slotted his sole kick at posts and we realised what we have been missing for the past three games. It’s not that JLP doesn’t have the skills set required, I just don’t believe those skills are suited to FH.
    Lambie needs a stronger understudy, because if he continues to play the way he was playing before his injury, he has a real shot at the Springbok squad for the TriNations and RWC. Which will leave us up the creek without a paddle for the Currie Cup.
    Suggestions, anyone? 😆

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.04.11 21:54:58 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 12) : I dont agree Sharon , besides his goal kicking he was pretty good . Meyer B has been dissapointing ever since he pulled over the black and white jersey and imo Jacobs maybe deserves a start at 12 ,leaving us a wanting when it comes to decent midfield reserves
    Give JLP time to develop his Goal Kicking and he will be a good 10

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.04.11 22:01:03 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 13) : I’m not saying he’s not a good player, I’m saying he’s not a strong enough flyhalf. The rest of his game today was much improved. But his kicking performance has been dismal, and not at all what I expected (I expected someone of Peter Grant’s calibre, to be honest, so maybe I was expecting too much!)
    I said on a thread the other day to Dancing Bear that I don’t know how he played at the Cheetahs and the Bulls, so can only really base my opinion on what I have seen this season at the Sharks, and perhaps that is doing him a disservice. But JLP is not short of self-confidence and experience at this level of rugby and I honestly think that his goal kicking should have been much better coming out of the starting blocks and that we shouldn’t now have to wait for him to “develop” it.
    He wasn’t brought to the Sharks to develop his skills, he was brought to the team because he already possessed the skills we required.
    I would like nothing better than to see him become a really good No 10, but not at the expense of our SupeRugby campaign.

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.04.11 22:19:12 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 12) : JLP was bought last year before Lambighini had played flyhalf and the flyhalf cupboard was empty.

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.04.11 22:28:05 by lostfish Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 14) : I agree with the goal kicking ,in a closer game he would have cost us ,however the fact is his general passing and running game was the best in the sharks midfield before jacobs came on, and by a long way!

    I think it is up to Plumtree to find a better kicker in the team ,becuase in all honesty JLP attacking running game has been superb- Ive stressed the point over and over that he would make a good 13 ,playing jacobs @ 12 and him at 13 seems a bit against the grain since Jacobs is a 13 and JLP is a 12,but i think they suit eachothers positions ,maybe just plonk them in midfield together and see what happens. Lambie jacobs and Potgieter Dangerous small men 🙂 I feel sorry for JLP and his kicking ,Like ruan .

    Worst thing we have done in recent times was to chase Ruan to europe with his tail between his legs …well great now we are stuck with one dimensional Morne Steyn and wincing because he is so poor at everything but kicking ,wait his kicking record is ?

    So ,leave Jlp, if he cant kick let him gain practice ,we have bosman and steff that can …

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.04.11 22:43:10 by Talent Reply
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  • And lambie is back

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.04.11 22:44:31 by Talent Reply
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  • cheers all have a great sat night !

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.04.11 22:45:08 by Talent Reply
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  • Damn but I have to say that it felt so much better leaving the stadium that last week.

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.04.11 22:57:57 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • when I said last weeks lost was not a train smash,I got a lot of.replies like we are going to be too far behind the stormers etc.
    Now we must just make sure we beat them and we have a good chance of topping our conference.

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.04.11 23:06:56 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 20) : I still think it was a train smash because it took a train smash game from the Stormers for us to stay in the running which luckily happened this weekend. Even with that result, the Sharks still have a bit of ground to make up on the Stormers. But the season is not done and the Sharks need to build on this performance.

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.04.11 23:27:23 by war1 Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 13) :
    On what scale has Bosman been poor?

    He has been solid on defence, made a good few breaks, and his distribution (including off-loading in the tackle) has been great. The shame is that there is no better centre to capitalise from support lines than Adi – he would combine superbly with Bosman.

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.04.11 23:54:05 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 22) : Agree. I’m happy with what Bosman has brought to the team.

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.04.11 00:03:19 by war1 Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 22) : bosman hasn’t brought anything andries strauss didn’t already offer the sharks ie solid often sub-par performances!

    Bosman has no pace, cannot sidestep to shake off a defender and most definitely got his channel molested by sbw @ twickenham.

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.04.11 00:54:14 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 24) :
    Strauss added a lot on defence and solidity, no doubt.

    Bosman may not be SBW, but he offers good vision distribution and defence. Playing Adi outside him would work really well, as the latter has the ability to read play and run the right lines, not too mention the pace that Oupa lacks, which would add some real midfield penetration. The Sharks seriously lack this with Oupa at 13.

    Let’s not forget that JLP and Bosman had not previously played together – Carter was exploiting that like only he can. He is looking awesome so far this season.

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.04.11 01:42:52 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 25) : Dude JLP and Bosman played together at the Cheetahs.

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.04.11 01:58:18 by Ben Reply
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  • Well done to the Sharks, great game, just sorry the Lions did not present more of a challenge, alas I think all the pre season Hype about the Lions is back to square one and we will be lucky to win another game, but I am sure its all part of the rebulding phase 😈 😈 I think that the Lions now need to get back to basics, blood a lot of youngsters and start looking to the 2013 season, because with the depth they have in this squad they are not going to achieve anything for the next 2 years thats for sure!! They looked like punch drunk boxers out on their feet. quite sad when compared with the potential shown at the beginning of the season.

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.04.11 05:45:21 by Whindy Reply
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  • Congrats to the Sharks. Well done. I can’t believe the Lions supporters on a certain site actuaLly believed they stood a chance.
    I believe they’re bottom of the log now – where they belong. 😈

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.04.11 06:39:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 28) : You are very loud this morning, especially after the way your side played yesterday!! 😈

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.04.11 06:50:17 by Whindy Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 28) : Dude don’t come on here and give us a bad name. We get along with the Lions fans on here. (well most of them) 😉

    Your team got drilled yesterday, The SHARKS won. You can’t come on here and ridicule a team with OUR victory.

    As we say in Afrikaans “jy ploem met ‘n ander man se kallers” 😛

    You should be in hiding not acting as if you dished out a hiding.

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.04.11 07:15:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 26) : that’s not exactly the same thing and it was 2 years ago 🙂

  • Comment 31, posted at 10.04.11 07:15:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • ploem=ploeg

  • Comment 32, posted at 10.04.11 07:16:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • JLP needs a good old “tekkie parade” for every kick he misses in a match. That should sort him out!

  • Comment 33, posted at 10.04.11 07:30:13 by Crock Reply

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  • JLP and Bosman was pretty decent, not great but decent. Main concern is JLP’s goal kicking, missed 2 penalties and 2 conversions, 10 points!? He is putting the team under unwanted pressure. I think Botes and Daniel needs to swap bench spots. Adi to get a start aswell. M(men)OTM goes to JPP and Big Vic.

  • Comment 34, posted at 10.04.11 07:31:22 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Oh, and that was my first GSP for the year!

  • Comment 35, posted at 10.04.11 07:34:13 by Crock Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 26) : well thank you ben, who can forget jlp’s stupendous drop goal to knock the sharks out of the currie cup semi in 2009 after having led the whole game 🙂

  • Comment 36, posted at 10.04.11 07:43:32 by Megatron Reply

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  • I am still not convinced about John Smit.
    Still think Ndungane to 13, Adi to 12 and Stef to 15, Mvovo 14 and JPP 11, Ludik was good but he can come off the bench.

    Kanko is another player that needs to step up, he has been below par the whole season, if he doesn’t Deysel to 6 and Daniel to 8.
    Alberts needs a ball carrier that can help him, his workload is getting to much.

    Really happy with the win but I think the Lions were extremely poor and we lacked intensity.

  • Comment 37, posted at 10.04.11 08:36:44 by Reynier Jacobs Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 26) : 2 years ago and you think that counts?

    @Reynier Jacobs (Comment 37) :
    I’m curious as to what Kanko has done wrong. Let’s look at yesterday: did he shirk the hard graft, miss tackles, get driven backward, give away penalties, lose lineouts? What did he do badly?

  • Comment 38, posted at 10.04.11 08:47:20 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 30) :
    Let’s not forget, the Stormers are still top of the log. Not too much for them to be ashamed about.

  • Comment 39, posted at 10.04.11 08:50:15 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 21) : We must just keep winning and with that the stormers has one more loss and the saders also have a chance of winning them.

  • Comment 40, posted at 10.04.11 08:50:34 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 39) : I dont think KSA was saying they should be ashamed, merely pointing out that WPW had no bragging rights following Saturdays performance.

  • Comment 41, posted at 10.04.11 09:30:38 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 39) : @Whindy (Comment 41) : They shuold be ashamed with the quality of rugby they’ve dished up this year. They’ve only managed to get past 25 once this season. Frankly it’s a traversty that they’re top of the log. I’m not worried though. We are going to end up top (of the SA conference).

  • Comment 42, posted at 10.04.11 10:07:56 by klempie Reply

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  • Really crappy game, but we played probably our worst game of the season. Well done sharks, though took the opportunities when they were presented.

  • Comment 43, posted at 10.04.11 10:19:50 by Greg Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 38) : Just trying to help. 🙂

  • Comment 44, posted at 10.04.11 10:24:25 by Ben Reply
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  • Luckily for the Sharks, sodomy is no longer outlawed! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 10.04.11 10:29:02 by klempie Reply

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  • Didn’t watch the game last night, gonna watch it as soon as the F1 is finished.

  • Comment 46, posted at 10.04.11 10:29:21 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : @Big Fish (Comment 38) : @Ben (Comment 26) : I actually think Ben raises a good point here. As Saffa rugby fans we have a typical tendency to hone in on the present and forget the past. Ben has done well to remind us that JLP and MB didn’t just play together for 1 game in Vrystaat colours, they were teammates training + playing in their respective current positions at senior level for the best part of 2 years. They may now be part of a new setup and style of rugby but it’s a reasonable to expect that they should have a fairly good understanding to fall back on.

  • Comment 47, posted at 10.04.11 10:31:49 by beet Reply
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  • Lets just keep scoring those tries then we do not have to worry about kicking… 😉

  • Comment 48, posted at 10.04.11 10:44:03 by Viking Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 47) : Didn’t want to get into a heated debate with them because I haven’t watched the game yet, but thanks for understanding Beet. 😉

  • Comment 49, posted at 10.04.11 10:46:16 by Ben Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 38) : I hear you, but he is not exactly the player who was beating the door down to be a Springbok of two years ago. He is running sideways, where he used to beat his man going forward and he is putting his side under pressure, as it is predictable and easy to defend against. I am not sure why, but we do not have an in-form eighth man at the moment. Spies has been dismal Kanko is no where near his best and Duan Vermuelan is not showing the form that should have made him a Bok last year, bit worrying for the Bok selectors, unless they move Schalk to the back and go with Alberts and Brussouw or (Smith if he is fit) as the flanks. Going to be interesting that’s for sure

  • Comment 50, posted at 10.04.11 11:01:12 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 50) : I think we’ve become so accustomed to the flashy bits of Kanko’s play over the years that now that he’s not making those clean linebreaks, we can’t help but be disappointed even when he plays high percentage games.

    Did you see my response about Gary Loest the other day. Apparently his son is a big unit as well and is a gr.11 starter utility back for the Grey High (PE) 1st team this year. 🙂

  • Comment 51, posted at 10.04.11 11:08:55 by beet Reply
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  • What makes Lambie really stand out imo is the speed and accuracy of his pass. The closest backline player to him is MB and this was highlighted when MB moved to 10 against the Crusaders. Don’t underestimate the quality of the pass from ur 9 & 10 as it has the ability to make an average backline look good and gives ur players those few split seconds extra. JLP is a good flyhalf but isn’t bringing this vital attribute along with kicking for poles to the field of play. I like what both Adi and Mvovo bring to the table such that if I was Plum I would be tempted to have a back 3 of JP, Mvovo and Odwa @ the back – Ludik is good, reliable and does the basics well but isn’t @ the moment bringing something wow to the field (he started to play really well towards the end of the CC last year). Adi needs to start. Imo, this is our most attacking backline:
    09 Mcleod
    10 Lambie
    11 Mvovo
    12 MB
    13 Adi
    14 JPP
    15 Odwa
    Team dynamics won’t allow this though.
    Agree, Kanko needs to step up and may find himself on the bench if he isn’t careful. An observation of mine..Bismarck and Kanko seem smaller than they were last year at this stage..I think this could be affecting their games. Kanko played well last year Super 14 and he said it was because he had worked a lot on his conditioning…my point here is that your pre-season training needs to be player specific taking into account conditions, rules, tactics etc. Some players are more effective when they have more muscle and some are more effective when they are fitter and some are more effective when they have the right balance. Well done for win SHARKS, let’s rest and start afresh..we can still do this.

  • Comment 52, posted at 10.04.11 11:26:26 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @beet (Comment 51) : What is a high percentage game?

  • Comment 53, posted at 10.04.11 11:27:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Good win Sharks! Adi Jacobs definitely proved that he should be starting. A lot has been said about JLP. His kicking is obviously not up to date. He does however have skills that are useful, even skills that Lambie does not have. Ok don’t get me wrong, I’m a big Lambie fan and he is I’m my books, a few chapters ahead of JLP. JLP does break the game line and gains a few meters with his Pretorian Bull runs. Infact this is the third match he did it, in 3 consecutive matches. Does anyone else think he could play first or second centre? When deysel is back, would he start for a few matches, giving Willem a break?

  • Comment 54, posted at 10.04.11 11:31:32 by Mocho Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 51) : @GreatSharksays (Comment 52) : I did see your post Thank-you Beet, They are a huge family, Gary’s older bother Tony was no slouch either played lock because he was so tall, but was pretty swift as well. interested to see how his son goes??

  • Comment 55, posted at 10.04.11 11:50:49 by Whindy Reply
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  • @beet (Comment 47) :
    Yup. But that was a different team with different defensive lines, and most of all, their first game in 2 years was against Carter and SBW. Let’s not be unreasonable in our assessment.

  • Comment 56, posted at 10.04.11 12:04:54 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Trust klempie to make an appearance after a victory. 🙄
    KSA Shark: Looks at the scoreboard (in this case the log)
    I congratulated you on your win. The fact that we lost isn’t a train smash. We’re still top of the SA conference aren’t we?? 😀

  • Comment 57, posted at 10.04.11 12:19:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 57) : and you will remain there for a while yet, but then you will go tour…………….

  • Comment 58, posted at 10.04.11 12:27:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 58) : And there are still teams that haven’t had a bye yet.

    Ok we are one of those, but at this stage that doesn’t really matter 🙁

  • Comment 59, posted at 10.04.11 13:18:14 by Greg Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 56) : Valid point made and understood better this 2nd time around.

  • Comment 60, posted at 10.04.11 15:32:27 by beet Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) : Sorry man. I forgot fractions are your thing. :mrgreen: An 8 or more out of 10 game = high percentage.
    Alberts has been raking in the MotM awards for his high and effective workrate on attack and in D. Kanko has never stood out for these qualities yet he’s won plenty of MotMs in the past. I’m willing to believe that if he’d pulled off a couple of those runs that Kyle Cooper had in the earlier game, he’d have been MotM yesterday and we’d be on about how well he played coz we love flashy stuff in this country. Traditionally the 8th man drops back to collect and carry up from deep. Increasingly this role seems to fall Alberts’ way further depriving Kanko of open space opportunities to use his speed and forcing him to play the role of a tighter player.

  • Comment 61, posted at 10.04.11 15:36:01 by beet Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 22) : Well Big Fish ,imo he has let himself down in defence at times, his distribution and passing accuracy has been poor ,I remember one pass yesterday that was picked up by another player from the turf ,the pass was thrown by him.

    I also feel he doesnt add much in terms of physicality ,both on defense and attack. Jacobs ,an outside center ,has looked more the part at 12.

  • Comment 62, posted at 10.04.11 15:41:34 by Talent Reply
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  • BTW ,the stormers have yet to travel and have had a bye…
    They are top of the conference ….big deal

  • Comment 63, posted at 10.04.11 15:42:51 by Talent Reply
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  • The stormer fans in potch forgot that we have to play them again.

  • Comment 64, posted at 10.04.11 17:52:42 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 57) : we need to pick youngsters who has a bok future, not just a sharks future…richards and specman-these boys will never be boks…but there are some youngsters like this marcell coetzee, we are going to loose these caliber players if we don’t create opportunity for them….I hope we make the right shifts with contracts for our own best interest..rob where is that van tonder youngster? And piet lineque?

  • Comment 65, posted at 10.04.11 18:14:28 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • Jocobs, and terblanch must finish this season…Jordaan to step in with Joubert (Lineque)…then maybe botes must pass the torch to Coetzee? With Brussow joining the Tank 😉 john smit to leave the tank with Callie vissagie (maties captain stepping up)….let’s hurt the bulls and stormers for the next 5years…

  • Comment 66, posted at 10.04.11 18:21:07 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @beet (Comment 61) : 8 or more out of 10 for/in? 😛

  • Comment 67, posted at 10.04.11 19:48:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Who watched the Toulan vs Barriatz match?

  • Comment 68, posted at 10.04.11 20:00:07 by Mocho Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 65) : Why do you say Mark Richards doesn’t have a Bok future? Is it because of his size? Size doesn’t always matter its the size of his heart that is important. Just look at Brent Russel and Gio Aplon as great examples.

  • Comment 69, posted at 10.04.11 22:14:34 by Ben Reply
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  • My bad, just watched the game again, Kanko actually had a good game.

  • Comment 70, posted at 10.04.11 23:50:39 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 52) : we really need to consider Hoffman-challas is a great 9 but we need the x factor hoffman brings to the table….he is a really good box kicker and he makes his pack move around him at the break down…I have played with both of them and sorry to say hoffman is the more likely to do something miraculous but challas will also never let a team down…like kevin putt where hoffman is a Joost…the we need Paul JOrdaan at 12 Asap, and Bosman to reinvent himself to the Honeyball type player he was when he first came on to the seen…we also need to consider deysel on the lock? Makes perfect sence and he has experience in the position…back to his UJ days…also alberts in the late stage of the game…

  • Comment 71, posted at 11.04.11 00:25:50 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 69) : Richards is not going to play Mvovu out he is not going to make JPP worry…he doent shine that’s just the grunt of it…de jonge and gio have some of the best BMI in the game…richards is just a very good wing and he will have a long carreer but sorry to say may just be the next craig burden…always on the sideline. Russel was a freakish player but these player tend to be figured out at some stage where the x factor just slips away…even the great lamu is a example of this…no let’s face it…richards just doesn’t make the cut, basson has bok written all over him…from his first griqua game…habanna hade is as a jong outside sentre for UJ…75kg habanna just had it…breyton paulse just had it…lambie has that woema…

  • Comment 72, posted at 11.04.11 00:40:06 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 72) : I hear you, I just think its a little early to write Mark off. A lot can happen in a few years. Remember he played sevens for the Boks and that doesn’t really happen to everyday ordinary wingers. Not saying he’ll play for the Boks because he played sevens, just saying that its not impossible and a bit unfair to write him off already.

  • Comment 73, posted at 11.04.11 00:49:22 by Ben Reply
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  • Charl Schwartzel won The Masters! Congrats to him, what a great achievement.

  • Comment 74, posted at 11.04.11 01:11:45 by Ben Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 66) : I believe Callie Visagie is joining the Bulls

  • Comment 75, posted at 11.04.11 07:59:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • No he is staying with province…

  • Comment 76, posted at 11.04.11 18:23:56 by BoerSeun Reply

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