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Scrumhalf question might also need answering


Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 30 Jun 2011 at 07:46
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With Conrad Hoffmann’s injury ruling him out of the first few rounds of the Currie cup season and a possible Tri Nations call up for Charl McLeod, the Sharks management may have another positional conundrum on their hands. If Charl McLeod is not available for the start of the Currie cup, a decision on who will play will scrumhalf need to be made.

Ross Cronje and Cobus Reinach did duty for the Sharks XV in the Vodacom Cup and they may be pressed into duty until Hoffmann recovers. Another option is for Freddie Michalak to play in the position he was brought into the Super squad for with the almost forgotten Jacques-Louis Potgieter filling the flyhalf void. The obvious choice for the number 9 jersey would have been Charl McLeod, he is the incumbent and has started all but one of this year’s SupeRugby matches for the Sharks in that position. However with his selection in the Springbok training group in place of the retired Ricky Januarie and talk of fringe players doing duty for the Boks in the Tri Nations, the Sharks management needs to plan for the possibility of life without Charl for the start of the Currie cup.

Looking at the options available within the franchise, the first name to come to mind is Ross Cronje. He does have Currie cup experience and would certainly not let the team down if he was selected to start for the Sharks. The only concern with Ross is that he has not kicked on from a positive start to his Sharks career and he has simply not delivered on the promise of his talent. Cobus Reinach is the other scrumhalf who did Vodacom Cup duty and he is without a doubt an exciting talent. Whether the Sharks management would take a gamble and start with a player who is uncapped at senior Currie cup level remains to be seen. Having Cronje and Reinach battling it out for the scrumhalf jersey until Hoffmann returns would definitely serve the purpose of developing depth within the Sharks ranks while the team would have a capable scrumhalf whichever player is on the field and it would be the scenario I would be most comfortable with.

Another option is to open the chequebook and sign another scrumhalf. This approach may prove problematic with the presence of McLeod and Hoffmann on the Sharks books where an estabilished scrummy may not be willing to come to Durban to ultimately be third choice.

A bit of a left field choice could be to bring Tian Meyer back to Durban. He was involved in pre-season training and has Currie cup experience with the Pumas. Meyer is of course a Durban boy and should be able to slot back into the Sharks culture without any problems. Another plus in his column is his ability to play flyhalf and centre which makes him a useful addition to the 2012 SupeRugby squad as well. The uncertainty of his role in this year’s SupeRugby squad may prove to be a barrier in bringing Meyer back to Durban. I would not mind seeing Tian back in a Sharks jersey but I simply don’t know how likely that is.

This question may be answered much more easily if Charl McLeod is not pressed into Tri Nations duty after all but it would be wise to have a plan in place if McLeod were to be unavailable.


189 Comments

  • Seriously doubt that Charl will see that Bok jersey any time soon.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.06.11 07:50:17 by Ben Reply
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  • I would bring in Reinach. I still don’t rate the Cronje twins.

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.06.11 07:56:06 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 2) : Cronje twins would be average at best in currie cup and definitely don’t have the potential for super rugby level. Lets invest in some new talent rather than relying on their average performance.

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.06.11 08:23:13 by Viking Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 3) : No need to invest further imo.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.06.11 08:27:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 4) : Invest time and effort to develop guys coming through the structures and not run out and buy new players. Unless that new player is Sarel Pretorius. I wouldn’t mind seeing him in the black and white jersey.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.06.11 08:43:27 by Viking Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 1) : I sort of agree, It will only happen if PdV rests players for the 3Ns.

    That said. We do need to play the Youngsters to see what they can do.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.06.11 08:45:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 2) : I agree again. How old are they now. If they haven’t made the step up yet then bring Reinach up rather then losing a potential star in Reinach to another union because the guy is looking for game time.

    If the Cronje’s haven’t made the step by now then let THEM go rather than our young stars.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.06.11 08:48:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : It’s pretty much common knowledge that Div will rest his Boks for the Tri Nations. I really think Reinach needs to be given a chance. I really hope Hoffmann also gets lots of game time when he is fit again.

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.06.11 08:49:47 by war1 Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 5) : Only if he spends the offseason learning to tackle. Very little use scoring tries if you lead the list for most missed tackles in the S15.

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.06.11 08:50:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 8) : common knowledge or common perception/expectation?

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.06.11 08:51:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : Not sure how old they are. 24ish I’d guess.

    Nothing personal against them but average just isn’t good enough when it comes to the Sharks.

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.06.11 08:52:31 by Ben Reply
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  • I wouldn’t like Sarel Pretorius at the Sharks, rather wait for Ruan Pienaar’s contract at Ulster to end then bring him back, but that is next year’s worry.

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.06.11 08:53:48 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 8) : Div has got 3 great scrummies in Hougaard, Pienaar and Du Preez. I think he will rotate the 3 in the 3nations. Don’t hink Charl will be in the running.

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.06.11 08:55:17 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : Could be the latter but we will have to wait for the Tri Nations to be sure.

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.06.11 08:56:22 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 12) : Fantasy league? 👿 😆

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.06.11 08:56:33 by Ben Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 8) : is it common knowledge, war? I’ve rad many conflicting reports on that…

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.06.11 09:00:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 13) : If Ruan and Fourie stay behind to be rested, Charl is in the mix but I doubt even then that he will get much game time.

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.06.11 09:00:26 by war1 Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 15) : No, it may actually happen.

  • Comment 18, posted at 30.06.11 09:01:57 by war1 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : the Cronje’s, I believe, are just 22 now. They still played u21 last year.

  • Comment 19, posted at 30.06.11 09:02:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 17) : how many scrummies are in the 49-man squad? Only 4, right?

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.06.11 09:02:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rob,

    Any news on the proposed new signing?

  • Comment 21, posted at 30.06.11 09:03:10 by dawj Reply

     
  • @war1 (Comment 17) : Why would they get left behind? Hougaard and Du Preez are Bulls. Have rested are fair bit already and Pienaar has had an extended rest.

    Makes no sense to rest the guys as Charl won’t be used anyway and they don’t really need the rest if the 3 of them are being rotated.

  • Comment 22, posted at 30.06.11 09:04:03 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) : I have not heard anything other than that Div will be resting his first choice players. Then again ‘common knowledge’ has been wrong so many times before.

  • Comment 23, posted at 30.06.11 09:04:25 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Yeah, think so

  • Comment 24, posted at 30.06.11 09:05:33 by war1 Reply
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  • @dawj (Comment 21) : howzit dawj!

    Ja, I’ve got a couple of rumours tucked away.

    Let me give you them in order of probability…

    10% likely is that we’ve signed Nonu
    40% likely is that we’re announcing a new sponsorhip
    50% likely is that we’re announcing the Marius Joubert signing (which everyone knows about already)

  • Comment 25, posted at 30.06.11 09:05:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 17) : Why would Ruan Pienaar need resting, he’s been resting for a month already and will probably have had almost 2 months by the time the 3N starts.

  • Comment 26, posted at 30.06.11 09:07:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Charl proved last year you don’t need a great scrumhalf to win the Currie Cup. A solid team wins Currie Cups. A team with match breakers wins Super Rugby tournaments.

  • Comment 27, posted at 30.06.11 09:08:17 by waje Reply

     
  • @Ben (Comment 22) : I disagree. I think that it would be madness to risk injury to Fourie du Preez by playing him AT ALL in the Tri-Nations.

    Ruan Pienaar has also just come off a very long NH season, which he went into straight after a full SH season last year.

    If I were to select players, I’d take Hougie and Charl on the away leg of the 3N and use Ruan and Charl for the home leg.

  • Comment 28, posted at 30.06.11 09:08:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 22) : Not everything makes sense with the Boks. Remember this is not just in light of this season, when last have the Boks been rested?

  • Comment 29, posted at 30.06.11 09:08:30 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : So Fourie should then go into the WC with no Bok game time behind him? Shit happens, players get injured. Should we then rest him through out the WC and only play him in the final? In so not risking him getting injured before the Final. What if Morne was to get injured, he would then have had no game time next to Lambie. So I don’t think we can send him in blindly imo.

  • Comment 30, posted at 30.06.11 09:15:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 29) : Not having a go at you. I know you’re only going by what Pdiv said. Most of the times I disagree with him. 😉

  • Comment 31, posted at 30.06.11 09:17:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) :

    You also can’t take FdP if he is not match fit. He didn’t look great after his long lay-off and haven’t played for the last 4? rounds of the S15.

    You can’t seriously not let him play till the WC kicks off either.

  • Comment 32, posted at 30.06.11 09:18:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 30) : I think we know how good Fourie is and can afford to take him into the WC a little underdone. Compared to not having him there, I see it as the lesser of two evils.

    If you were the ABs or Wallabies, which Boks would you target for a little “extra attention” ahead of the World Cup?

  • Comment 33, posted at 30.06.11 09:21:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 27) : Are you trying to sneak in deragatory comments about McLeod? 😛

    What do you mean he showed we don’t need a good scrumhalf to win the CC? He was in sublime form during the CC.

  • Comment 34, posted at 30.06.11 09:22:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 32) : see comment 33 🙂

  • Comment 35, posted at 30.06.11 09:23:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) :

    It would be an even bigger risk to play him undercooked…..he didn’t look like the FdP of last year even when he was playing this year.

  • Comment 36, posted at 30.06.11 09:25:35 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : I’d target Morne Steyn. Fourie isn’t the Alpha and Omega for the Boks to triumph in this WC imo.

  • Comment 37, posted at 30.06.11 09:25:41 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : I agree… McLeod was the best scrummy on the planet during last year’s CC.

  • Comment 38, posted at 30.06.11 09:27:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) :

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t! 😉

  • Comment 39, posted at 30.06.11 09:27:49 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 37) : Morne Steyn…. not even sure he’s gonna be first-choice FH… I’m hearing Butch is the main man

  • Comment 40, posted at 30.06.11 09:27:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : @robdylan (Comment 38) : Without a doubt.

  • Comment 41, posted at 30.06.11 09:28:40 by Ben Reply
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  • A lot of people are worried that there aren’t enough games before the RWC for the Boks to sort out themselves. I think there are just enough. 8 games before the tournament really starts is way more than enough. Yes I included the pool games, because lets be serious here if the Bok “b” team cannot beat those teams, they don’t deserve the trophy.

    Which leads me to my next point. The last RWC was almost lost because the “B” team hadn’t had much game time. Hopefully P De Villiers does use the tri nations to give the “B” team players time to know the calls and learn the teams plays. The Boks must know that if there is an injury to a few players that the replacements don’t need time to fit in. The tri nations is the perfect opportunity to mix combinations. The pool games the perfect opportunity to then settle on the best combinations, then the play-offs time to get to work.

  • Comment 42, posted at 30.06.11 09:29:12 by waje Reply

     
  • @robdylan (Comment 40) : Now that would be something I could live with! Good luck to the All Blacks and Aussies targeting him in the 3n. 🙂

  • Comment 43, posted at 30.06.11 09:30:44 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 39) : who’d wanna be Divvie?

  • Comment 44, posted at 30.06.11 09:30:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 42) : seems sensible to me

  • Comment 45, posted at 30.06.11 09:31:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 37) : FdP certainly isn’t.

    But do you think Steyn is!?!? 😯

    The problem is we don’t have any STANDOUT players in the team anymore.

    Habana, FdP, Matfield, Smit, Bakkies, Steyn are all good but none of them of superstars anymore.

    J Fourie is the closest we get to standout player IMO. I’d add Lambie to that after he has played a few good Bok games.

  • Comment 46, posted at 30.06.11 09:32:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : Lol nope never said I think Steyn is. Just think they might target him because off his boot. Which is honestly all that he offers the team.

  • Comment 47, posted at 30.06.11 09:35:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 43) : If anything Butch would be able to target Dan Carda.

  • Comment 48, posted at 30.06.11 09:35:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 44) : I don’t know but I do know most of you guys want to be John Plumtree. 😈 😛 😉

    If I was…….. 😉

  • Comment 49, posted at 30.06.11 09:37:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 46) : Agree with you about the stand out players. FdP isn’t close to what he was 4 years ago imo.

  • Comment 50, posted at 30.06.11 09:37:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 47) : Ahhhhhhhh glad we got that resolved quickly. 😉

  • Comment 51, posted at 30.06.11 09:38:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 34) : Charl McLoed is good, but he isn’t spectacular. In the Currie Cup there isn’t the same pressure and intensity, so a player isn’t going to make as many mistakes. Good distribution and basic kicks is all that is required to get a team through.

    Super Rugby is another beast and it was visible that Charl, like other players in the team, don’t have the extra gear required to succeed. Charl’s handling was shocking and this was due to added pressure, that he couldn’t suck up. Compare him to Ellis that plays a similar game and the difference is big. Ellis is composed, Hougaard is composed, even Januarie. Charl gets flustered. Other players I throw in the same boat are Bosman, Stefan, Hargreaves and Ludik, solid, but not Super Rugby winning players.

  • Comment 52, posted at 30.06.11 09:39:26 by waje Reply

     
  • I just read something that I like a lot, and that is that I am not the only one who does not rate sarel that much…..

  • Comment 53, posted at 30.06.11 09:43:35 by franshark Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 52) : Disagree. Charl was dominant in the Currie Cup semis and finals last year. Which if you look at it Bulls were the Super 14 champs and Look where the Stormers are now. So how much of a difference is there really between those 2 games and SupeRugby. Charl got a big head. He is capable off great things.

  • Comment 54, posted at 30.06.11 09:44:37 by Ben Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 52) : Nope mate. mcLeod changed his style of play. If he played the same style he played in the CC he would have been fine.

    we can debate WHY he changed his style of play until the cows come home, but we’ll never know for sure.

  • Comment 55, posted at 30.06.11 09:47:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @franshark (Comment 53) : On here or did you see the comments on 365. 😉

  • Comment 56, posted at 30.06.11 09:48:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) : that’s why I said yesterday that being part of the boks setup might just do him the world of good, some good coaching…

  • Comment 57, posted at 30.06.11 09:50:22 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 57) : Just enlarging his ego further. Surely he must be thinking now that he has done something right this season and might now just continue on the same trend. Not a good thing for anyone that he got a call up imo.

  • Comment 58, posted at 30.06.11 09:52:58 by Ben Reply
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  • let’s not be too hard on Charl, though… we need to acknowledge that he played very well against a dominant pack in the Currie Cup last year, but seldom had that luxury in Super Rugby.

  • Comment 59, posted at 30.06.11 09:54:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 25) : I doubt it is Nonu. Why would he come to SA? Not enough money.

    I doubt it is a new sponsor, the imagery of the poster is the background they have been using for the team players, so expect a person in that picture.

    Why would the Sharks waste time and energy on marketing a player that has already been announced as signed? I think this is going to be worth the wait. Why else would they keep it such a secret? It would be dumb for them to get everyone guessing then unveil another average signing. Maybe it is Sarel Pretorius or Johan Muller is coming back home. Who knows but I am willing to wait. It isn’t like there is anything worth saying about a resting Sharks team.

  • Comment 60, posted at 30.06.11 09:57:50 by waje Reply

     
  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : that why again I say, he has it in him, somebody has to motifate it out of him….

  • Comment 61, posted at 30.06.11 09:59:26 by franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 54) : The Bulls had a tired Bok contigent back in their squad, the same problem the Sharks had in the 2009 semi against the Cheetahs.

  • Comment 62, posted at 30.06.11 09:59:51 by waje Reply

     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 55) : There is a reason why he was left on the bench for two years, and it showed in this years Super tournament.

  • Comment 63, posted at 30.06.11 10:02:38 by waje Reply

     
  • @waje (Comment 63) :

    He is still miles better than Rocket!

  • Comment 64, posted at 30.06.11 10:03:38 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 54) : As to the Stormers they are in a similar position as the Sharks where they have some players not great when under pressure. The big name that stands out there is Schalk Burger. Schalk was butchered by Lambie and the Bulls butchered him this year. Would explain why Coetzee has benched him this week.

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  • @waje (Comment 62) : So Waje, what were you doing last year when the Currie Cup was on? Did you at least manage to watch one game? 😆

  • Comment 66, posted at 30.06.11 10:06:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 65) : Coetzee had benched Schalk Burger? His captain?

    What have I missed…?

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  • @waje (Comment 65) : Where did you hear he has been benched? As far as I know he’s captain on Saturday.

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  • @Ben (Comment 68) : he is captain for Saturday. I just went and checked.

    I think waje is confusing Schalk Burger and Schalk Brits.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 69) : I think you’re right. Same way he is confusing Charl for Rorry. 😆

  • Comment 70, posted at 30.06.11 10:14:01 by Ben Reply
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  • No, it is a b grade tournament. It needs to be made part of the Super Rugby tournament to get the intensity back. Get rid of the minnows, create six Super Rugby ready teams and battle it out to see which two are good enough to make the Super Rugby playoffs The same must happen in Argentina, Australia and New Zealand (and maybe Japan or the Islanders). But as long as you have the top 30 players out of the Currie Cup and three minnow teams in, it will always make players look better than they are.

  • Comment 71, posted at 30.06.11 10:14:12 by waje Reply

     
  • @Ben (Comment 68) : To be honest I have lost interest in the games now that the Sharks are out. I thought I heard he was on the bench and Brits was starting. Doesn’t bother me either way, as I probably won’t watch either game. I still maintain that Schalk is a weak link in the Stormers team.

  • Comment 72, posted at 30.06.11 10:17:37 by waje Reply

     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : haha on here

  • Comment 73, posted at 30.06.11 10:19:25 by franshark Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 72) : You probably heard that on SuperSport! 🙂

  • Comment 74, posted at 30.06.11 10:19:33 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 69) : I think you are right, I was half listening, I heard Schalk and switched the two. Still not going to get me watching the game. @Ben (Comment 70) : As for mixing those two players up is not going to happen, Rory is selfish and a law unto himself. Charl is a team man. But still he isn’t in the same class as Hougaard, Du Preez and Ruan.

  • Comment 75, posted at 30.06.11 10:21:31 by waje Reply

     
  • @Ben (Comment 74) : 😆 Supersport are shocking. The only decent news they have is about the Bulls, the rest they just make up to look neutral.

  • Comment 76, posted at 30.06.11 10:23:37 by waje Reply

     
  • @waje (Comment 75) : what about devenhagen, his not to bad, good flyhalf to 🙂

  • Comment 77, posted at 30.06.11 10:25:16 by franshark Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 64) : Agreed, Rocket was a name I enjoyed not hearing this year.

  • Comment 78, posted at 30.06.11 10:25:58 by waje Reply

     
  • some very negative commentary already this morning… maybe we should rather focus on the promise of a player like Reinach? There’s something positive to discuss

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  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : Are you in a positive mood today? 🙂

  • Comment 80, posted at 30.06.11 10:34:15 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 77) : I like him. Also doesn’t take the limelight. Gets the job done. I would rather see his name in the Bok Squad ahead of Charl. I like Sarel and Vermaak, but I agree with the Bok selectors, they aren’t team players for a RWC tournament. They can be match winners, but lack the discipline to step back when structure is needed.

  • Comment 81, posted at 30.06.11 10:37:34 by waje Reply

     
  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : I haven’t seen much of him, but he did seem better than Cronje. Seems to offer crisper delivery.

  • Comment 82, posted at 30.06.11 10:38:45 by waje Reply

     
  • @robdylan (Comment 79) : wasn’t there another name that came up just after hoffmans injurie, or is it Reinach… Someone lent to griekwas or something… ?

  • Comment 83, posted at 30.06.11 10:40:44 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 83) : Steve Meyer? In the article.

  • Comment 84, posted at 30.06.11 10:42:42 by Ben Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 83) : He’s at the Pumas.

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  • @Ben (Comment 84) : @Ben (Comment 85) : ja that’s the guy, so no chance of getting him?

  • Comment 86, posted at 30.06.11 10:45:01 by franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 80) : I’m trying to be, yes.

  • Comment 87, posted at 30.06.11 10:45:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sorry Tian Meyer I mean.

  • Comment 88, posted at 30.06.11 10:45:13 by Ben Reply
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  • On the other hand, mich at 9 and bosmann or jlp at 10 will carry us thru the first few weeks?

  • Comment 89, posted at 30.06.11 10:48:30 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 86) : No need to get him just yet imo. Let’s first see what Reinach can offer us.

  • Comment 90, posted at 30.06.11 10:48:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 87) : Always good to get the negativity off the chest first and then jump into the positives. 😉

  • Comment 91, posted at 30.06.11 10:51:16 by Ben Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 52) : Actually I was a little harsh on Bosman. I think Meyer Bosman was played in the wrong position this year. And that was due to there being no other choice. I think he is far better suited at outside center where his good distribution can free up the wings. Hopefully the Sharks drop Stefan out the backline and give Marius And Bosman time to gel. Also look at getting a good captain ready for next year.

  • Comment 92, posted at 30.06.11 10:51:38 by waje Reply

     
  • Tian Meyer is a Westville boy who came through the Academy and played u21 for the Sharks, before signing for the Pumas almost 2 years ago.

    He was on sort of “unofficial standby” for the Sharks in the Super Rugby tournament this year

  • Comment 93, posted at 30.06.11 10:52:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 92) : Sorry what???

  • Comment 94, posted at 30.06.11 10:54:15 by Ben Reply
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  • I don’t think the Sharks are at a disadvantage with the players available to them currently. The Sharks can easily win the CC again this year without the players named in the Bok squad. Charl included. Remember there is very little chance the main Boks will come in to the teams for the playoffs. Unless the Boks have a Streauli year and are knocked out early (which is doubtful looking at the talent available). Pity I am never this assured before a Super Rugby tournament.

  • Comment 95, posted at 30.06.11 10:57:33 by waje Reply

     
  • @waje (Comment 92) : How can you say Bosman is a 13? He has never played there before as evidence to back up your statement. Bosman is a 10 or 12 and you’d never convince me otherwise.

  • Comment 96, posted at 30.06.11 11:02:00 by Ben Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 92) : respectfully disagree.

    I don’t feel Meyer has the pace to succeed at 13. I also feel that his distribution is what makes him stand out at 12.

  • Comment 97, posted at 30.06.11 11:02:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 94) : Bosman had an average tournament. But the one thing he did badly was take on the opposition line and the one thing he did well was move the ball around. He was one of the few players that offloaded ball this year. However Stefan rarely did. Move Meyer Bosman out to 13 and then bring in a player that doesn’t mind attacking the gain line, like Marius Joubert and use Bosman to get ball to the wings.

  • Comment 98, posted at 30.06.11 11:03:11 by waje Reply

     
  • @Ben (Comment 96) : never say never, benno!

    What if Meyer accidentally ends up playing 13 against the Bulls and scores 4 tries? 🙂

  • Comment 99, posted at 30.06.11 11:04:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 98) : Dude for the exact reasons you named there is what makes a player a good 12. Distribution.

    FYI Marius Joubert is a 13.

  • Comment 100, posted at 30.06.11 11:05:57 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 97) : That was his problem though, He and Lambie offloaded to much and the opposition just drifted their defence to counter Stefan. You don’t need pace if you have a ball carrier inside you and your only purpose is getting the ball quickly to the wings. Bosman’s defence is also solid.

  • Comment 101, posted at 30.06.11 11:06:28 by waje Reply

     
  • @robdylan (Comment 99) : Lol in all fairness I said Waje would never convince me otherwise as he has no evidence to back it up. The player himself, well he is the only one that could convince me otherwise. 😉

  • Comment 102, posted at 30.06.11 11:08:12 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 100) : True, but offloading without drawing players makes you a poor 12. Bosman hardly drew players and Stefan never got the ball to the wings. So we had wings touching the ball 3 times a game, making them ineffective. I am not saying Meyer is the best option, but currently there aren’t many options.

  • Comment 103, posted at 30.06.11 11:09:17 by waje Reply

     
  • @waje (Comment 101) : Doesn’t make sense at all to me what you’re saying. How will your 13 and wings get the ball if they have a ball carrier inside them? A 12 needs a good distribution game. What makes Bosman good is he offloads in the tackle. So doing creating space for the ball carriers outside off him.

  • Comment 104, posted at 30.06.11 11:12:01 by Ben Reply
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  • Here is a more important question. Who is captain? The Sharks can’t seriously think Stefan will be good enough to do it next year, when he battled this year. And please don’t tell me Daniel.

  • Comment 105, posted at 30.06.11 11:13:18 by waje Reply

     
  • @waje (Comment 103) : Bosman specialises in offloading in the tackle, that draws players dude.

  • Comment 106, posted at 30.06.11 11:13:44 by Ben Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 105) : Captain – Daniel. Vice captain – Hargreaves.

    I hope. 😉

  • Comment 107, posted at 30.06.11 11:15:37 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 104) : But rarely offloaded in the tackle this year, he was offloading before in most cases allowing defences to drift. Who do you think should take up the 12 jersey? Bosman will do ok during the Currie Cup, but we saw this year he isn’t up there for Super Rugby.

  • Comment 108, posted at 30.06.11 11:16:29 by waje Reply

     
  • @Ben (Comment 107) : I thought you would say so. And I was hoping it wouldn’t be so. Daniel does seem to be Plumtree’s pet.

  • Comment 109, posted at 30.06.11 11:18:00 by waje Reply

     
  • @waje (Comment 108) : Depends on if we sign someone. But with the squad as is I would stick with Bosman at 12. He wasn’t really in great form this year so don’t be too judge mental I’d think. Plus he had a 13 outside off him that knows very little about the lines a 13 has to run. Still saying that Bosman and Adi would form a formidable midfield partnership.

  • Comment 110, posted at 30.06.11 11:20:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 109) : If Daniel is Plumtree’s pet, what does that make Stefan Terblanche?? 🙂

  • Comment 111, posted at 30.06.11 11:23:12 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 110) : He hasn’t been in great form for the Cheetahs either in Super Rugby tournaments. That is why I am giving him the benefit of the doubt by keeping him in the squad, but in a position where the defence is on him and he will be tackled so he can offload in the tackle, rather than before. 😆

  • Comment 112, posted at 30.06.11 11:26:38 by waje Reply

     
  • @waje (Comment 112) : I’m sure he will be grateful to you for that. 🙂 😉 😆

  • Comment 113, posted at 30.06.11 11:30:23 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 111) : I think Plumtree realised Stefan played better when he was captain. Stefan definitely kicks the ball away less when he has the Captain’s armband. And Keegan can get more involved at the breakdowns without the armband.

    All I hope is the Sharks use this Currie Cup to set themselves up for the future, rather than play the same old players and learning nothing new.

    JLP needs to be tried out. He is a talent, and I feel he was given the short end this year. Give him a few chances at 10 and 12 to see if he fits in. He definitely created some good opportunities when he played, eventhough his boot let him down.

  • Comment 114, posted at 30.06.11 11:34:10 by waje Reply

     
  • “All I hope is the Sharks use this Currie Cup to set themselves up for the future, rather than play the same old players and learning nothing new.”

    Couldn’t agree with you more!

  • Comment 115, posted at 30.06.11 11:36:36 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 113) : Well the Sharks have wasted money on a few players, may as well see if they can be used elsewhere. Better than paying for guys to be bag carriers.

  • Comment 116, posted at 30.06.11 11:37:41 by waje Reply

     
  • @Ben (Comment 115) : That is why I offered up the Bosman at 13 idea. It may not be ideal, but it is worth a try. No point in playing Stefan every game and learning nothing about the other players.

  • Comment 117, posted at 30.06.11 11:39:33 by waje Reply

     
  • @waje (Comment 117) : Thing is we have Marius, Adi and Stef to play 13.

  • Comment 118, posted at 30.06.11 11:41:47 by Ben Reply
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  • Also no point in leaving Michalak at 10 all tournament when he won’t be around next year.

  • Comment 119, posted at 30.06.11 11:41:47 by waje Reply

     
  • @waje (Comment 119) : Michalak signed a 1 year contract. So he should still be here for next year’s SupeRugby.

  • Comment 120, posted at 30.06.11 11:43:41 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben:sharks had the opportunity to sign j fourie when he was looking to get out of his lions contract(seems to me the sharks were his first option- same agent as ludik and alberts).but straeuli and co didn’t sign him.maybe betting on adi jacobs?maybe didn’t want to go to court?maybe didn’t want to pay the money?anyway,j fourie is at the stormers and not at the sharks 🙁 ( as an aside: there were so many close games the sharks lost in last year’s start to the s15,that I cannot help but think that maybe,maybe some individual brilliance from j fourie could have given us a win or two-but that is all if and maybe as straeli and co decided no ).mb and jf couldve been a super combo .

  • Comment 121, posted at 30.06.11 11:43:49 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 118) : Stefan may retire, Adi is an impact player and Marius is an unknown. I tried to catch some games of him playing when I heard he was playing for the Sharks, and I hardly saw him do much in the few games I watched.

  • Comment 122, posted at 30.06.11 11:45:34 by waje Reply

     
  • @Ben (Comment 120) : correct

  • Comment 123, posted at 30.06.11 11:47:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @waje: it is sad for both jlp and the sharks that he had to have such a spectacular slump in goalkicking form at the exact time the spotlight shined on him the brightest and the sharks .but he is good.

  • Comment 124, posted at 30.06.11 11:48:25 by bergshark Reply

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  • @waje (Comment 122) : Marius didn’t impress me much either in the Games in France I saw him play. But hey that what we have got to work with for now. Bosman is not a 13 imo and I wouldn’t try him at 13 either.

  • Comment 125, posted at 30.06.11 11:52:56 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 120) : Oh good. I thought he was just here for the Currie Cup. Ok so lets play him at ten and try JLP at 12. He has played well there for the Bulls. Then test Bosman and Joubert out at 13. All I want is for the Sharks to get a backline (with competent replacements in case of injury) that can finally break the Super Rugby hoodoo. And the only way is to experiment. We know the Sharks have a great forward pack, the backline now needs to be fixed.

  • Comment 126, posted at 30.06.11 11:54:42 by waje Reply

     
  • @waje (Comment 98) : There was also that 2nd thing he did badly…… On quite a few occasions actually. 🙁

  • Comment 127, posted at 30.06.11 11:57:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @waje:do you know ronnie cooke?plays for brive.also an outside centre but has played right wing this year also.from the griquas originally.he was also linked with a possible move to the sharks but seems as if it won’t happen 🙁 to be honest,I’d have taken ronnie cooke over mj.

  • Comment 128, posted at 30.06.11 11:58:38 by bergshark Reply

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  • Bosman is a natural 12. Doesn’t have the pace or instinct to attack the space the way a 13 should, or execute a drift defence to the extent this position requires.

  • Comment 129, posted at 30.06.11 12:00:18 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 99) : Accidentally. :mrgreen:

    I can just picture the scene.

    Plum: Aw f??k I entered his name in the wrong spot. Secretary bring me another teamsheet please?

    Sec: Sorry sir that was the last one.

    Plum: Oh well let’s see how this works out.

  • Comment 130, posted at 30.06.11 12:00:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 125) : And he isn’t a Super 15 12. So what to do? I thought better to give the guy a chance and maybe he can deliver than just drop him and settle on it being a waste of money.

  • Comment 131, posted at 30.06.11 12:02:32 by waje Reply

     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 127) : that tackling thing? 🙂

  • Comment 132, posted at 30.06.11 12:04:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 130) : 😆

  • Comment 133, posted at 30.06.11 12:06:21 by franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 130) : LOL 🙂

  • Comment 134, posted at 30.06.11 12:06:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @waje (Comment 131) : Dude if he isn’t a superugby 12 in your opinion then he is going to be even less off a superugby 13 to you. Believe me.

  • Comment 135, posted at 30.06.11 12:07:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 134) : beat u by 2 seconds there 🙂

  • Comment 136, posted at 30.06.11 12:07:36 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 136) : you wanna biscuit or something? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 137, posted at 30.06.11 12:11:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 137) : ja bring me one 🙂

  • Comment 138, posted at 30.06.11 12:12:18 by franshark Reply
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  • eish… hope you’re not hungry now…

  • Comment 139, posted at 30.06.11 12:13:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 132) : 😉

  • Comment 140, posted at 30.06.11 12:13:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @franshark (Comment 138) : Rather ask Rob for a 100 SW points. That Rob can do for you! 🙂

  • Comment 141, posted at 30.06.11 12:13:49 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 141) : jaaaa that’l work, but he’l just say I have to earn it or something 😆

  • Comment 142, posted at 30.06.11 12:16:58 by franshark Reply
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  • perhaps the new signing will answer scrumhalf worries 😈

    just visited the official website 🙄 the way the Sharks are going about it is as if they signed Gumede as a banker and he will land in his private helicopter at Mr Price Kings Park and will be officially unveiled. Wonder why they are not selling tickets 😆

  • Comment 143, posted at 30.06.11 12:17:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 143) : Michalak was signed to solve our scrumhalf worries! 🙄

  • Comment 144, posted at 30.06.11 12:19:29 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 144) : and then played flyhalf when our first choice was available. 🙄
    it must have been error in print.

  • Comment 145, posted at 30.06.11 12:21:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 144) : lambie IMO will be in springboks fold and I really do not see playing JLP over Michalak at 10.

  • Comment 146, posted at 30.06.11 12:21:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 146) : Yup I agree. Would like to see Bosman and JLP being rotated at 12.

  • Comment 147, posted at 30.06.11 12:24:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 146) : Wise words those.

    JLP’s days are numbered and I won’t be surprised to see him on his merry way very soon. Another Len Olivier, good but not outstanding. 🙁

  • Comment 148, posted at 30.06.11 12:27:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 147) : I would like to see neither 😆 (i know I am sounding like a broke record with these 2 and just now will get shouted at for personal attacks :mrgreen: I would rather have Swannepoel back at 12 for a change and Adi at 13.

  • Comment 149, posted at 30.06.11 12:30:08 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 148) : You can see I am getting older 🙄

  • Comment 150, posted at 30.06.11 12:31:00 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : Also remember that Hougaard may be used as a wing and not a scrumhalf.

  • Comment 151, posted at 30.06.11 14:27:17 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 149) : Adi Jacobs is a near dead certain selection for the World Cup.

  • Comment 152, posted at 30.06.11 14:28:06 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie:good afternoon.first time i read comments by you on SW.

  • Comment 153, posted at 30.06.11 15:00:42 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 153) : I registered here on the site a while back and commenting quite a bit but it has been about half a year since I last commented! 😯

  • Comment 154, posted at 30.06.11 16:33:50 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 149) : Are you aware that Swannie has left the Sharks?

  • Comment 155, posted at 30.06.11 17:04:06 by Ben Reply
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  • @The Sharks Sharkie:okay.my bad memory 😀

  • Comment 156, posted at 30.06.11 17:09:09 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 155) : completely forgotten about it. He’s out on loan for the WC duration or thereabouts.

  • Comment 157, posted at 30.06.11 18:23:15 by rekinek Reply
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  • Nonu to the Blues !!! And you boys thought you had a chance. Bad luck.

  • Comment 158, posted at 30.06.11 21:39:38 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 158) : Thank goodness!

  • Comment 159, posted at 30.06.11 21:47:23 by Ben Reply
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  • @Speed7:wouldve been nice having him in the squad.so it seems more and more likely that tomorrow’s announcement will be marius joubert.

  • Comment 160, posted at 30.06.11 21:49:52 by bergshark Reply

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  • Which will be very much an anti-climax considering that we all knew he has already signed for the sharks.but just to make it public on the first day of his contract officially starting.

  • Comment 161, posted at 30.06.11 21:52:10 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 160) : Would really piss me off if all this hype would have been for Marius! 👿

  • Comment 162, posted at 30.06.11 22:03:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben:I’d be upset as well.

  • Comment 163, posted at 30.06.11 22:10:40 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben: know any of the ufc africa results yet?wonder how fast one will find somerhing on youtube?

  • Comment 164, posted at 30.06.11 22:11:51 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben:but it seems more than likely now imho that it will be marius jouberts that will be unveiled.

  • Comment 165, posted at 30.06.11 22:16:40 by bergshark Reply

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  • …Seems like I’m all alone on the site…

  • Comment 166, posted at 30.06.11 22:17:51 by bergshark Reply

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  • …Cool…!!! 😀

  • Comment 167, posted at 30.06.11 22:19:36 by bergshark Reply

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  • ..What are we going to do,Brain.?
    Samething we do every night,Pinky..

  • Comment 168, posted at 30.06.11 22:21:59 by bergshark Reply

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  • ..What are we going to do,Brain.?
    Same thing we do every night,Pinky..

  • Comment 169, posted at 30.06.11 22:22:40 by bergshark Reply

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  • 😆

  • Comment 170, posted at 30.06.11 22:28:45 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 164) : UFC africa is called EFC. And nope I don’t follow it.

  • Comment 171, posted at 30.06.11 22:30:37 by Ben Reply
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  • @pinky:sssshhh,pinky..seems we are not alone..Ben 10 is here.. 😀

  • Comment 172, posted at 30.06.11 22:31:19 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 165) : I know, but I’d still be pissed off.

  • Comment 173, posted at 30.06.11 22:32:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben:oh .Honey Badger does,though,doesn’t he?

  • Comment 174, posted at 30.06.11 22:32:52 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 172) : You Freak! 🙂 😉

  • Comment 175, posted at 30.06.11 22:34:06 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben: yeah,it is a lot of noise for nothing new ,really 🙁

  • Comment 176, posted at 30.06.11 22:34:54 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 174) : No idea

  • Comment 177, posted at 30.06.11 22:35:12 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 176) : Maybe all of this is to get the media to start speculating so that the focus could be as far away from the choking Sharks team as possible.

  • Comment 178, posted at 30.06.11 22:39:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben:no he is a fan.forgot he mentioned to me he wouldve liked for it to be live on supersport tonight.

  • Comment 179, posted at 30.06.11 22:40:13 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben: guess it is all about media hype now that we not in the semi’s

  • Comment 180, posted at 30.06.11 22:41:43 by bergshark Reply

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  • @ben: I’m going to call it a night.
    @pinky:(whispering)don’t worry ,pinky.will wake you up at 2,should be all clear for us..hehehe

  • Comment 181, posted at 30.06.11 22:44:29 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 181) : Cheers! 😆

  • Comment 182, posted at 30.06.11 22:49:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben:quickly wanna share news24 headline: blackadder spitting venom over britz.seems he is questioning the ethics of the stormers.guess they are feeling the pressure of this game.

  • Comment 183, posted at 30.06.11 23:14:51 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 183) : That’s odd. Why didn’t they bitch and moan about Michalak then?

  • Comment 184, posted at 01.07.11 00:21:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben:seems as if blackadder has a problem with britz being drafted in from nowhere just for the play-offs( “marquee signing at the business end of the competition”).

  • Comment 185, posted at 01.07.11 00:26:07 by bergshark Reply

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  • @pinky:back to sleep ,pinky..ben still awake .. 🙁

  • Comment 186, posted at 01.07.11 00:27:18 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 185) : Yes well it isn’t really fair, is it?

  • Comment 187, posted at 01.07.11 00:35:31 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 160) : @bergshark (Comment 160) :

    I disagree. It wouldn’t make sense to have a big “secret” that isn’t a secret. I am almost sure this is a signing that is new and the Sharks are obviously excited enough about it to create this media frenzy, right in the middle of the July week and Semi finals. It would be a complete blunder to announce someone average in this week. Maybe it is Brad Barritt. Ag I am guessing like the rest of you, but that is what makes it fun. But I am sure it must be pretty big for the Sharks to have shut up shop like they have. Even the almighty Rob cannot get the information.

  • Comment 188, posted at 01.07.11 07:39:23 by waje Reply

     
  • @Ben (Comment 187) : It is fair if the Aussies forgot to put it in the rules. This is their competition. The Kiwi and SA teams must do the best they can to make it work for them. And well done Stormers for pulling out an ace. They wouldn’t have pulled it off in the Currie Cup as the South African tournaments require players to have played a certain number of games for a team before being allowed to play in the playoffs.

  • Comment 189, posted at 01.07.11 07:47:48 by waje Reply

     

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