Hertford Highlander

Good things come in threes


Written by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, Super Rugby on 22 May 2011 at 12:54
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Just as I settled into a restful bye week, the biggest New Zealand rugby story of the year hit.

Daniel Carter resigned to the NZRU and committed to a flexible four year deal.

The addition of Carter to the NZRFU’s stock of post Rugby World Cup players came as no great surprise. We had been tipped off to it earlier the previous week, when wounded Highlander Colin Slade had signed an extension on his current contract by two years. Slade’s signature signalled a clear smoke signal that Daniel Carter would be staying with the Crusaders and therefore Christchurch boy Slade would have to find a new hometown.

The Carter deal was not really the big news. The big news was the public reaction. The New Zealand rugby public like the South African can be a fickle bunch. As soon as the news broke my immediate reaction was well done NZRFU. This really just came from a fans point of view. However deep down I knew the contract negotiations to keep arguable the best and most sort after rugby player on the planet needed to be very flexible. The flexible nature of Carter’s contract allows him to take a sabbatical for a year at any stage. The money and the finer points of the contract’s detail will only be known to the concerned parties, but one does realise that there is a huge amount of trust between the two parties in order for each of them to live up to their end of the bargain.

With Carter granted a sabbatical in the middle of his contact effectively he will become an overseas based player eligible for the All Blacks. However some have gone to lengths to explain that he must be back playing in the country before technically he is allowed to be picked to play for the national side. That said there has been an onslaught of pundits saying that Carter is getting special treatment and that the retention of Carter on this sort of deal could be divisive within the All Black environment. Other critics voiced the concern that Carter being signed to a four year deal was too long. The argument continued along the lines that it would stifle all the flyhalf talent coming through and that every flyhalf who planned on pushing for higher honours would leave for off shore immediately. Others claimed that we simply couldn’t afford him and that the money was wasted. Many thought that it would be better spent on grass roots rugby.

Carter’s deal is a radical rugby contract for the NZRFU. They have had to be very flexible in order to keep Carter. With Carter and Richie McCaw represented by the same management company a similar announcement is expected this week. McCaw’s deal looks similar to Carter’s with the option within it for the player to take a period of extended leave be it a break or the opportunity to play overseas. It should look a carbon copy of Carter’s contract only with a few less zeros on it.

I’m sure our whinging public will again have their say about the All Black captain’s retention.

With NZRFU’s chief executive Steve Tew on a plane to London to attend a meeting of the IRB, realise that revenue sharing will be high on his agenda. Fresh from the signing of the biggest name in the game, expect Tew to want a larger slice of the IRB revenue pie. Tew left New Zealand with the feeling that he did not think the All Blacks’ should be making more money for their hosts than their bosses and that the Tri Nations countries should stick together on this one. Tew signalled that if increase revenue did not flow from the EOYT’s south of the equator then there would be consequences – fighting talk indeed.

With Carter landed and McCaw hooked there quickly remains only one signature left to focus on. Yes no article out of New Zealand is complete without mentioning his name – Sonny Bill Williams. If the New Zealand rugby public found room to whinge about the very flexible Carter contract, I hate to think what they will make of the document in front of SBW. Williams has said to have expressed an interest in continuing with his rugby playing career in New Zealand as long as flexible conditions are met. It is rumoured that Williams will also have a sabbatical period built in like Carter and McCaw. There is also the now mandatory allowance to box throughout the duration of his contract. The most interesting clause which is sure to get the talkbacks’ humming is the allowance of Williams to play both rugby and rugby league during the course of his employment with the NZRFU. In an interesting sideline SBW’s agent is the same as good friend Quade Cooper and it is rumoured that both would be offered in a twin rugby and legue package at the end of the 2012 season, food for thought. The deal with Williams is most likely to either be really flexible and for a 4 year period or more rigid and only a yearlong allowing him to entertain other offers for the 2013 season. The ball looks fairly and squarely in the NZRFU negotiators court.

If the NZRFU can pull off all three Crusaders then it will be a marvellous coup from a very pragmatic organisation. Thinking outside the box is a requirement if you have no money and want rock stars in your stable.

It will be interesting the reaction to McCaw’s decision this week and then we will all just hold our breaths and wait for the third instalment. However no matter what the outcome I’m sure the New Zealand public and pundits alike will find reason to whinge.

Personally I’ve always thought ‘Good things come in threes’.


115 Comments

  • How can Sonny-boy play union and league at the same time? Aren’t they played at the same time of year?

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.05.11 13:11:56 by McLovin Reply
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  • These guys obviously realise they have the NZRFU by the short and curlies and are taking full advantage. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.05.11 13:16:38 by McLovin Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 1) :

    I think what they are getting at is that he can take a sabbatical away from union when ever he wants and is free to play league. 😎

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.05.11 13:18:20 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 3) : I see. 🙂

    He’ll probably take that sabbatical during the year that the Crusaders are due to visit Bloem again. 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.05.11 13:22:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 4) : Wise move :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.05.11 13:25:29 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • It is the nature of the game today.

    Those wanting to hold on to ‘old values’ will find themselves only having memories of those years to hang onto and nothing more, because their current team will be shyte.

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.05.11 13:26:10 by Morné Reply
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  • Nice read dude!

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.05.11 13:26:30 by Morné Reply
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  • Just to be clear. I take it that during their sabbaticals they won’t be eligible to be selected for the All Blacks?

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.05.11 13:28:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 7) : Cheers mate! 😎

    @McLovin (Comment 8) : True 😉

    ……. must be playing in NZ to play for AB’s 🙄

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.05.11 13:39:00 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 9) : Must they be playing rugby or just as long as whatever they are playing happens in NZ? 😉 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.05.11 13:42:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 10) : 😆

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.05.11 13:43:24 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • SA just scored against Oz at the 7’s.

    Some of you might remember yesterday where I said SA beat Fiji. That in fact did not happen. Had my lines crossed. 😐

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.05.11 13:45:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • contract negotiations in NZ are such a big thing, in our country we just have a blanket press statement telling us that Wynand Olivier ALSO has a bok contract along with Adi Jacobs, Spies & co :mrgreen: hehehe

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.05.11 13:54:05 by Megatron Reply

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  • SA 10 – 0 Aus

    4min to go.

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.05.11 13:54:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • 3rd try for Boks.

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.05.11 13:58:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • SA to join NZ & Fiji in the semi’s. 😎

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.05.11 13:58:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • SA 17 – 0 Aus

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.05.11 14:01:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 16) : ..and Wales.

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.05.11 14:24:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Fiji taking NZ apart in the 1st semi.

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.05.11 17:03:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    Fiji 42 – 19 NZ

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.05.11 17:06:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • SA vs Wales cup semis

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.05.11 17:11:43 by Ben Reply
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  • SA 7 – 0 Wales

    2min to go in the 1st half.

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.05.11 17:17:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • Make that

    SA 14 – 0 Wales

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.05.11 17:17:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • HALF TIME

    SA 14 – 0 Wales

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.05.11 17:19:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • HALF TIME

    SA 14 – 0 Wales

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.05.11 17:19:27 by Ben Reply
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  • Fiji is going to be VERY tough in the final.

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.05.11 17:20:28 by Ben Reply
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  • Wales strike back.

    SA 14 – 7 Wales

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.05.11 17:22:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • Wales score straight away

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.05.11 17:22:37 by Ben Reply
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  • And again. 👿

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.05.11 17:23:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • Shit, scores level!

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.05.11 17:23:41 by Ben Reply
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  • 14 all now.

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.05.11 17:23:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • Boks gone to sleep.

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.05.11 17:24:09 by McLovin Reply

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  • Boks score.

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.05.11 17:25:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • Yes! Cecil Africa is awesome. Prinsloo scores

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.05.11 17:25:52 by Ben Reply
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  • SA 21 – 14 Wales

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.05.11 17:25:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • 1 min left. SA still leading by 7

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.05.11 17:27:39 by Ben Reply
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  • FINAL SCORE

    SA 21 – 19 Wales

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.05.11 17:30:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    SA 21 – 19 Wales

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.05.11 17:30:17 by Ben Reply
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  • SA v Fiji in the Final.

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.05.11 17:30:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 37) : Fiji to smash us in the Final.

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.05.11 17:31:09 by Ben Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 39) : Any idea what time?

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.05.11 17:31:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 41) : 18:22 London time.

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.05.11 17:35:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 40) : They only beat us 12 – 7 in the pool stages, so you never know.

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.05.11 17:36:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 43) : They were awesome in the semis. I predict them to thump us. 😉

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.05.11 17:40:56 by Ben Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 42) : Cool so its 19:22 here?

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.05.11 17:42:21 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 45) : Think so.

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.05.11 17:44:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 46) : Yes it is.

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.05.11 17:46:44 by Ben Reply
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  • Shield Final

    England vs Portugal

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.05.11 17:55:52 by Ben Reply
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  • Half Time

    England 15 – 0 Portugal

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.05.11 18:05:51 by Ben Reply
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  • FULL TIME

    England 22 – 7 Portugal

  • Comment 50, posted at 22.05.11 18:16:19 by Ben Reply
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  • Bowl Final

    Scotland vs Kenya

  • Comment 51, posted at 22.05.11 18:26:49 by Ben Reply
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  • Leon Adonga, related to Daniel Adonga??

  • Comment 52, posted at 22.05.11 18:33:03 by Ben Reply
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  • Half Time

    Scotland 7 – 5 Kenya

  • Comment 53, posted at 22.05.11 18:34:31 by Ben Reply
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  • Weekend attendance at Twickenham. 100 094 that’s huge. Most ever at a sevens tournament.

  • Comment 54, posted at 22.05.11 18:37:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 52) : His Older Brother.

  • Comment 55, posted at 22.05.11 18:44:20 by Danman110 Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    Scotland 21 – 19 Kenya

  • Comment 56, posted at 22.05.11 18:46:29 by Ben Reply
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  • @Danman110 (Comment 55) : Leon the older one?

  • Comment 57, posted at 22.05.11 18:47:46 by Ben Reply
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  • Plate Final

    Australia vs Samoa

  • Comment 58, posted at 22.05.11 18:53:30 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 57) : Yes he is the ou boet.
    Apparently Paul True wants to give Daniel a go in sevens.

  • Comment 59, posted at 22.05.11 18:56:13 by Danman110 Reply

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  • @Danman110 (Comment 59) : That would be good.

  • Comment 60, posted at 22.05.11 19:07:31 by Ben Reply
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  • Missed the score but Samoa won the Plate.

  • Comment 61, posted at 22.05.11 19:16:40 by Ben Reply
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  • Cup Final

    SA vs Fiji

  • Comment 62, posted at 22.05.11 19:22:30 by Ben Reply
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  • Fiji score 1st

  • Comment 63, posted at 22.05.11 19:23:45 by Ben Reply
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  • Fiji strikes again. 🙄

  • Comment 64, posted at 22.05.11 19:25:47 by Ben Reply
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  • Prinsloo scores for SA

  • Comment 65, posted at 22.05.11 19:29:55 by Ben Reply
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  • Oh dear 🙄

  • Comment 66, posted at 22.05.11 19:30:07 by wpw Reply
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  • Bernado Botha scores.

  • Comment 67, posted at 22.05.11 19:32:56 by Ben Reply
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  • HALF TIME

    SA 10 – 14 Fiji

  • Comment 68, posted at 22.05.11 19:33:56 by Ben Reply
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  • We HAVE to starve Fiji of the ball.

  • Comment 69, posted at 22.05.11 19:36:32 by Ben Reply
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  • Botha scores. SA take the lead

  • Comment 70, posted at 22.05.11 19:37:53 by Ben Reply
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  • Very clever play from SA.

    Super effort.

  • Comment 71, posted at 22.05.11 19:46:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • FULL TIME

    SA 24 – 14 FIJI

  • Comment 72, posted at 22.05.11 19:47:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 44) : You were saying? 😈 😉

  • Comment 73, posted at 22.05.11 19:48:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • Steven Hunt scores in the corner

  • Comment 74, posted at 22.05.11 19:48:43 by Ben Reply
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  • Wonderful performance from SA.
    😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

  • Comment 75, posted at 22.05.11 19:49:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 71) : 7 man line out! Rolling mauls! Very clever. Played a forwards game and took fiji out of the game.

  • Comment 76, posted at 22.05.11 19:50:58 by Rahul Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 73) : Hehe great game. Paul Treu is an awesome coach.

  • Comment 77, posted at 22.05.11 19:51:56 by Ben Reply
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  • Maybe Treu should coach the springbok backline?

  • Comment 78, posted at 22.05.11 19:55:31 by Rahul Reply

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  • Wow! Did we actually beat Fiji?? Paul Treu proving to be a real innovator.

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  • Cecil Afrika awesome player!!! Respect this guy a lot. His vision, decision making and leadership in his play is outstanding. How old is he? Will he play on 15s? I wonder if he can play for the Sharks, but what position ? He would make a good flyhalf imo. Or scrum half? Or maybe fullback?

  • Comment 80, posted at 22.05.11 20:00:39 by Mocho Reply

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  • O Lay, o lay…. Something to cheer about 🙂 home again from durbs, not to successful tour 🙁

  • Comment 81, posted at 22.05.11 20:01:12 by franshark Reply
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  • Knock knock

  • Comment 82, posted at 22.05.11 20:25:47 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 82) : Who’s there? 🙂

  • Comment 83, posted at 22.05.11 20:37:41 by Ben Reply
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  • Cecil Afrika hails from the Griffons, being a fullback…

  • Comment 84, posted at 22.05.11 20:57:40 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 83) : Sharks!

  • Comment 85, posted at 22.05.11 22:00:26 by franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 34) : how much would it take to get this guy in a sharks jersey!

  • Comment 86, posted at 22.05.11 22:06:03 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 85) : Well in that case I’m not opening the door! 🙂

  • Comment 87, posted at 22.05.11 22:07:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 86) : Who Afrika?

  • Comment 88, posted at 22.05.11 22:11:54 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 87) : u supose to ask sharks who 🙂

  • Comment 89, posted at 22.05.11 22:22:46 by franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 88) : yes africa

  • Comment 90, posted at 22.05.11 22:23:18 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 89) : Sharks who?

  • Comment 91, posted at 22.05.11 22:26:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 90) : Personally I don’t think its such a great idea. Cecil Afrika plays well when there is a lot of space to work with. Not so sure he would do well in the 15’s game. But he does punch well above his weight. Tackles guys 2 times bigger than him. Would want to see him first in 15’s before I would call for us to sign him. Imo he won’t be close to so effective in 15’s as in Sevens.

  • Comment 92, posted at 22.05.11 22:30:05 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 91) : sharks stop knocking and start catching that passes!

  • Comment 93, posted at 22.05.11 22:32:05 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 93) : You lie. I have never heard off someone like that! 😉

  • Comment 94, posted at 22.05.11 22:33:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 92) : yes I know the 7’s guys normally don’t make great 15 players, but this guy just amaze me with the difference his making when his playing.

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  • @Ben (Comment 94) : I was so involved with the our ‘tour’ this weekend, so missed a lot off comment reading. What’s the take on saterdays game?

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  • @franshark (Comment 95) : He is an extraordinary Sevens player! Reads space well. Very strong for his size. Extremely fast and his got a pretty decent pass on him. I think he’ll go on to become a Sevens legend. Don’t think he will come to the 15’s. I might be wrong. Would like to know which Union Steven Hunt belongs to.

  • Comment 97, posted at 22.05.11 22:41:33 by Ben Reply
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  • I saw the game live and did not watch it on tv yet, will thou as soon as I have a bid off time. Only saw the buggerups off ST and the poor lineouts(again). And all the knocks, most felt when we were on atack(right infront of where we were seated).

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  • @franshark (Comment 96) : Some still have hope for the Season. I for one have pretty much given up. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll back my Sharkies till the end but its time for me to become realistic. There are problems in that team that will not be sorted over night and if there were it would have been fixed already. We got Bullied on the park and didn’t have a plan B. I blame the coaching for this even though some of the Players really didn’t do themselves any favours.

  • Comment 99, posted at 22.05.11 22:46:05 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 99) : there’s no way we will get to playoff playing like saterday. Yes I still have hope too but we have to be honest and say_ its just not working.

  • Comment 100, posted at 22.05.11 22:49:45 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 100) : And even if we get to a play-off there is no chance in hell that we will win it playing like this. The only strong opposition we have beaten this season is the Blues. All our other wins were against pretty ordinary teams form wise. A lot of people on here are living on false hope thinking we can win this competition. Well that’s just my opinion.

  • Comment 101, posted at 22.05.11 22:55:46 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 101) : we all don’t wanna just give up hope, and your right… We have to face the music and realise there areas were absolutely not good enough in to go all the way.

  • Comment 102, posted at 22.05.11 23:01:44 by franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 101) : mate, this is SharksWorld! Have you forgotten where you are? 😉

  • Comment 103, posted at 22.05.11 23:05:15 by Megatron Reply

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  • @franshark (Comment 102) : Miracles still happen, so just maybe this team will catch a wake up and start showing the commitment that they showed at the end of the Currie Cup. I guess the Sharks came into this years Super 15 expecting to waltz into the Play-offs and to the top of the SA conference. Reality Check!

  • Comment 104, posted at 22.05.11 23:06:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 103) :where there is hope 🙂 hi meg. So what u say?

  • Comment 105, posted at 22.05.11 23:07:52 by franshark Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 103) : Hehe like I said its time to start to get realistic. 😉

  • Comment 106, posted at 22.05.11 23:08:41 by Ben Reply
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  • Ben #101: Very good comment!

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  • @wpw (Comment 107) : My unbiased side is starting to kick in! 😉

  • Comment 108, posted at 22.05.11 23:12:18 by Ben Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 107) : hey you problems guy, no knocking my team while we’re down. Imo the stormers where the tread all along but they doing better than I expected at the start.

  • Comment 109, posted at 22.05.11 23:14:06 by franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 104) : this s15 is just way different level than cc, players weak sides come to the forth on a more regular intervals because of the opponents exploding them.

  • Comment 110, posted at 22.05.11 23:21:15 by franshark Reply
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  • Anyways I’m out. Have a good one people.

  • Comment 111, posted at 22.05.11 23:21:49 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 111) : cheers dude, sleep well,

  • Comment 112, posted at 22.05.11 23:24:02 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 110) : Playing players out of their positions and poor player management doesn’t help either.

  • Comment 113, posted at 22.05.11 23:25:19 by Ben Reply
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  • franshark
    Not knocking your team at all!
    I think the Stormers have THE best forwards coach in the country and we are doing exceptionally well because of it. Add Allister Coetzee’s excellent player management skills as well as his and Rassie’s tactical nous and we have a very good coaching team. 😎

  • Comment 114, posted at 22.05.11 23:33:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 114) : yea I know, needed to punch someone and you’re the closest. 🙂

  • Comment 115, posted at 23.05.11 07:22:48 by franshark Reply
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