New: What is going to happen?

Written by Frans Weyers (Franshark)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 9 May 2011 at 06:06
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To start off first we want to congratulate franshark for at last reaching his third star. 😆

With 2/3 of the season done and dusted, thought it a good idea to see what lies ahead within the last 3rd of super rugby 2011. There’s still a lot of rugby to be played and yes anything can happen.

So who’s in the running for semis?

1          Blues                47

2          Reds                45

3          Stormers          43

4          Crusaders         44

5          Sharks              39

6          Waratahs          36

7          Highlanders      35

8          Bulls                 31

The teams after this group may still be in the running if you use a calculator but not so much on field.

Take a look at the fixture of the main contenders, and possible points on offer.

The blues

Reds (A), Stormers (H), Bye, Chiefs (H), Crusaders (A), Highlanders (H)

Another 22 points on the table for the Blues.

The Reds

Blues (H), bye, Crusaders (H), Brumbies (A), Force (A), Chiefs (A)

Another 15 points on the table for the Reds

The Stormers

Chiefs (A), Blues (A), Brumbies (A), Rebels (A), Bulls (H), Cheetahs (A)

Another 18 points on the table for the Stormers

The Crusaders

Cheetahs (A), Chiefs (H), Reds (A), Bye, Blues (H), Hurricanes (H)

Another 27 points on the table for the Crusaders

The Sharks

Bye, Bulls (H), Waratahs (H), Cheetahs (A), Lions (A), Bulls (A)

Another 23 points on the table for the Sharks


Bye, Lions (A), Sharks (A), Bulls (A), Highlanders (H), Brumbies (H)

Another 14 points on the table for the Waratahs


Hurricanes (H), Bye, Lions (A), Force (H), Waratahs (A), Blues (A),

Another 21 points on the table for the Highlanders


Rebels (H), Sharks (A), Cheetahs (H), Waratahs (H), Stormers (A), Sharks (H)

Another 18 points on the table for the Bulls

That will leave us with a log that looks like this

1          Crusaders         71

2          Sharks              62

3          Reds                60

4          Blues                69

5          Stormers          61

6          Highlanders      56

7          Waratahs          50

8          Bulls                 49

This will mean the playoff will be

Reds vs Highlanders

Blues vs Stormers

And then the semis

Crusaders vs Highladers

Sharks vs Blues

And then we our hope is on a upset in NZ for the Sharks to get a home final against the Highlanders 🙂

As I said before a lot of rugby is still to be played and these are my predictions, would love to hear your side of this coin.


  • Crystal ball… 😈

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.05.11 06:23:30 by Charlie Reply
  • So much for wishful thinking! But not impossible I guess. 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.05.11 06:25:00 by Ben Reply
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  • Monday monday thats my funday……. or not 😐

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.05.11 06:29:06 by franshark Reply
  • Morning all, hope u had a great sunday…. its the 2nd boring week of super rugby this year, the week we’re not playing 🙁

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.05.11 06:31:30 by franshark Reply
  • @Ben (Comment 2) : Hey dude, thats very possible, more than not, i think 😛

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.05.11 06:33:24 by franshark Reply
  • @franshark (Comment 5) : The way we are playing at the moment I’ll go more with the not. Howzit Franna?

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.05.11 06:55:09 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 6) : lekke ben, you not sleep to much, saw you were up late for the boksing fight and up early the next morning…

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.05.11 07:24:41 by franshark Reply
  • @franshark (Comment 7) : yeah but catched up on all the sleep yesterday. Slept from 5 last afternoon untill 5 this morning. 🙂 what a boring fight it was, wasn’t even worth it!

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.05.11 07:30:07 by Ben Reply
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  • I think this a a CLASSIC case of wishful thinking. 🙂

    Chiefs 4
    Blues 0
    Brumbies 4
    Rebels 4
    Bulls 4
    Cheetahs 4

    That is on the VERY conservative presumption that they won’t get any loss BPs or Try BPs

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.05.11 07:31:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Sharks

    Bye 4
    Bulls 4
    Waratahs 4
    Cheetahs 4
    Lions 4
    Bulls 0

    Optimistic on the wins, conservative on the BPs.

    That will leave us behind the Stormers with the loss to the Stormers in the league phase biting us on the arse. 🙁

    The above is the way “I” would go with a prediction.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.05.11 07:38:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • The way we are playing at the moment the Bulls and Cheetah’s aren’t looking like certain wins anymore. 🙄

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.05.11 08:08:00 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Not impossible but a bit optimistic. We really need to make the 2 games against the Bulls count. That is what will make or break our season. The Bulls, although not having the best of seasons, never goes down easy and will be a massive test for the Sharks. It will always help if the Bulls can beat the Stormers for us as well.

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.05.11 08:10:51 by Viking Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : I gave problems bonus points but have them loosing against chiefs

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.05.11 08:47:08 by franshark Reply
  • Franshark, I love your enthusiasm but the Sharks have three away games. Waratahs and Lions should be wins, but the Bulls have their backs against the wall and Bok positions on the line so will probably win one if not both games. Cheetahs seem to have sorted out their problems and aren’t going to be the walk overs they were at the start of the tournament. This game is a 50/50.

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.05.11 11:03:32 by waje Reply

  • @waje (Comment 14) : game against cheets always 50/50, but they look good against not so good opposition, we should beat them comfortably.. Lions too, and – gave us a loss against bulls at loftes

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.05.11 11:09:08 by franshark Reply
  • @Viking (Comment 12) : I’ll stick to the first 2 words, not impossible…. The rest just a blur:)

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.05.11 16:35:25 by franshark Reply
  • Its thursday and time to do the sb picks, for my ‘play’ to work out the following teams need to win: Blues, chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders, Bulls. The Sharks and Waratahs is getting 4 points for mahala.

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.05.11 06:29:12 by franshark Reply
  • I must say i have my suspicion about the highlanders not coming to my party

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.05.11 06:32:12 by franshark Reply
  • Sharks will be in the race, but hells teeth do we need to fix our setpiece. Can’t be bossed at this level.

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.05.11 07:26:46 by DarkDestroyer Reply


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