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Sharks not taking Lions lightly – Daniel


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 26 Oct 2011 at 08:15
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Sharks captain Keegan Daniel has highlighted the Lions’ hunger – driven by a desire to capture a trophy after 12 lean years – as a key factor that the Sharks will need to overcome in order to secure the Currie Cup when the two sides play in Johannesburg on Saturday.

It’s somewhat ironic that the Sharks themselves were in a similar position back in 2008, having not won any silverware since capturing the Currie Cup (at Ellis Park) back in 1996. “We know what it was like to play in a final not having won it for so long, the hunger that we had that day,” Daniel tells SAPA. “They’re going to bring that same thing, I’m sure. So for us it’s about being physical and fronting up on the day no matter what personnel that you have.”

In short, while it may be the Sharks who have the big names on paper, that experience alone isn’t going to be enough to clinch the title. “You can’t live on reputation, it’s not going to get you anywhere,” Daniel confirmed. Words that will be music to the ears of Sharks fans, but words that need to be backed up when the Sharks side tackes the field on Saturday afternoon.

The Sharks team departs for Sun City today, where they will base themselves ahead of Saturday’s final. Moving up to Rustenburg to acclimatise at altitude, as well as getting away from the Durban pressure cooker to spend some time together as a team worked well earlier in the year, with the Sharks going on to record a famous victory at Loftus to advance to the Super Rugby knockouts. Coach John Plumtree will be looking to recapture some of that atmosphere ahead of the final.


20 Comments

  • Wish I had tickets! πŸ™

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.10.11 08:20:35 by Poisy Reply
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  • Come on Sharks put your words into action.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.10.11 08:21:27 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Off too Sin City … πŸ˜‰

    Drinks on the house for all you Sharkies ..drink be merry :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.10.11 08:24:10 by CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! Reply

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  • @CSB Win it for Jannie Breedt ! (Comment 3) : 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.10.11 08:29:32 by JarsonX Reply
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  • ‘In short, while it may be the Sharks who have the big names on paper, that experience alone isn’t going to be enough to clinch the title’

    i wish the Boks could have the same attitude …

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.10.11 08:44:15 by Zibbie Reply
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  • The Lions are playing good “New Zealand” rugby…by that I mean they do the basics well which should be a non-negotiable in professional teams. They take pride in their defense and then will attack teams from anywhere. They dont play a forwards game or a running game, they just attack where the opportunity is whether that be in the forwards or the backs. If the Lions pitch up in the right mindset it will take a big effort from the Sharks as they have in recent weeks seemed to lack focus.

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.10.11 09:12:41 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Does anyone know if there’s going to be a big-screen event at Kings Park for the final?

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.10.11 09:15:56 by klempie Reply

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  • It would be very bad if the Captain would come out and say they don’t think the opposition will be a challenge.

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.10.11 09:20:34 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 8) : πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.10.11 09:28:28 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 8) : Yeah what else is he gonna say?

    ” Well we know we`ve got this so yeah we`re just going through the motions this week and looking forward to a nice long break starting next week! ” 😯

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.10.11 16:59:11 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Aren’t they at Royal Marang again? It’s close to Sun City but part of the Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus.

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.10.11 17:22:36 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 11) : dunno

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.10.11 17:42:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 10) : @Letgo (Comment 8) : it’s all just mind games and cliched quotes at the moment, isn’t it?

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.10.11 17:43:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Just remember guys..jannie dup has never lost a final!!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.10.11 21:23:29 by shaniboi Reply

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  • I’m a bid nervous.. Not for what the result will be but just to think after this game there’s no rugga until next year.. πŸ™

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.10.11 06:20:28 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 15) : For 3 whole months πŸ™
    But then again, ‘we’ need a break as well 😈

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.10.11 06:58:22 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 16) : yes u right… The wifes too πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.10.11 07:16:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 15) : Going to enjoy Football and cricket while there is no Rugby on! Man I just love Sport!

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.10.11 07:27:03 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 18) : I’m with you with the cricket not so much the football..

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.10.11 09:06:36 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 18) : are u on a SB group for SA domestic cricket

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.10.11 09:09:03 by Franshark Reply
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