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Herbst rewarded with first Sharks start


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 1 Mar 2012 at 10:30
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Wiehahn Herbst has been named to start at tight head prop for the Sharks against the Stormers on Saturday in a rotational change that rewards his good pre-season form – and a superb cameo against the Bulls.

In further changes to the pack that struggled in Pretoria, Ross Skeate comes in for Anton Bresler at lock, while the loose forward trio has been somewhat rejigged as a result of the loss of Ryan Kankowski to injury. Captain Keegan Daniel will operate at number 8, with Jacques Botes starting on the open side. Young Tera Mtembu comes into the squad and will look to earn his first cap of the bench.

Amongst the backs, only Tim Whitehead misses out this week, after failing to recover from a groin strain. His place in the number 12 jersey goes to Meyer Bosman, with Marius Joubert coming into the number 21 jersey.

Neither Willem Alberts nor Odwa Ndungane has made the match 22, as expected.

The Sharks

1. Dale Chadwick
2. Bismarck du Plessis
3. Wiehahn Herbst
4. Steven Sykes
5. Ross Skeate
6. Jacques Botes
7. Marcell Coetzee
8. Keegan Daniel (Captain)
9. Frederic Michalak
10. Patrick Lambie
11. Lwazi Mvovo
12. Meyer Bosman
13. JP Pietersen
14. Louis Ludik
15. Riaan Viljoen

Replacements
16. Craig Burden
17. Jannie du Plessis
18. Anton Bresler
19. Lubabalo Mtembu
20. Charl McLeod
21. Marius Joubert
22. Paul Jordaan


100 Comments

  • Our forwards will have to play really well if we gonna win with such light looseforwards…our heaviest is 106kg! Gotta be kiddin me Plum…I understand if Alberts is not ready; but at least pop Du toit on the bench in case we get smashed up front in the first half.

    I will always shout my lungs out for The Sharks; but Stormers pack needs to be poor on the day if our backs are gonna get some decent ball on saturday. C’mon Sharks!!

    One positive is that we should have that Underdog tag 4 sure…our pack doesn’t look too physically threatning as a unit to be honest.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.03.12 10:35:05 by JJR Reply
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  • Congrats to Wiehahn, good call. Less happy with Marius Joubert’s bench spot. πŸ™„

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.03.12 10:36:37 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Rob. Skeate in for Bresler not Sykes in for Bresler!

    I’m worried about our ‘light’ loose trio. 😯

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.03.12 10:37:20 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I would have preferred to see Charl start because with that light loose trio we will have to open up the game and Lambie will need fast service. Expect the Stormers to maul at every opportunity.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.03.12 10:39:06 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Congrate to Terra and Wiehahn!

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.03.12 10:39:52 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Overall, I’m happy with Plum’s consistency in selection. Worried about the light loose trio like everyone else but being an eternal optimistic Sharks fan I’m hoping we’ll finally see that game-plan (we were hoping to see last Friday) that relies less on passing the ball to Willem Alberts at every available opportunity. Perhaps the Botes/Daniel voodoo will be broken in this game. 😎

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.03.12 10:45:27 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : my thoughts entirely, our set pieces will be non functional:( all they have to do is get a line out in our half and maul it all the way up to the try line. And then if this was not bad enough I see a Joubert that is not named Andre on the bench πŸ˜₯ I love the Sharks more than anything but I think I’m not watching this one! I think ill go to church instead. The Stormers will really have to be kak to lose this one!

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.03.12 10:51:29 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Looks like Plum will need to deviate from his forwards driven game plan to get over the advantage line. Botes/Daniel/Skeate wont get you over the gainline…and Coetzee never passes so they will isolate him. So looks like the backs will have to win the game. If they dont come to the party it could get ugly!

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.03.12 10:51:50 by SheldonK Reply

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  • You know ever so often you spot a special player who might well be playing against your school. A couple of years ago I spotted a lad who was that special,a humble down to earth hulk called Terra Mthembu who put fear into all would be tacklers. While a physical beast,he also had a running game worthy of most centres. So today as a Border boy 1st and foremost I’d like to congratulate a Border schoolboy rugby legend and hopefully future Sharks legend on a Super Rugby debut come Saturday. Gilibenye Terra

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.03.12 10:55:19 by Ludz Reply

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  • Well all we have to do is give our support, cause for now I am worried about our light loose trio. Would have liked to see Du Toit getting a chance here. Also would have had McLeod start and Jordaan ahead of Ludik. Pity we lose Whitehead to injury.

    Go Sharks.

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.03.12 10:59:43 by Puma Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 9) : have you ever been lucky enough to watch a match up phakathi kuka terra no kolisi? uTerra uphume nini eDale?

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.03.12 11:00:20 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 10) : and I would have rather had anyone but Marius Joubert anywhere near my team!

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.03.12 11:02:01 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • 😈 Well if we are to play “Sharks” rugby this is a good team and it will force us to play as a team. (Be careful what you wish for.) We should adapt to the breakdown rule, stop the pick and drives and contest the ball on the ground should the Stormers go to ground. The focus is to offload and create space for your mate.
    If the lineouts fuction well we have nothing to fear. Sack before the drive starts! You can seldom defend the (obstuctive)drive anyway without losing yards or get penalised.
    I look forward to see Tera, Jordaan and Joubert comming off the Bench. (Hope Joubert has climatised to the pace by now.) 😈

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.03.12 11:03:06 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 7) : oh come on bella, why are you so despondent? πŸ™‚

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.03.12 11:03:12 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 9) : Nice post Ludz.

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.03.12 11:03:30 by Puma Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 7) : @SheldonK (Comment 8) : @vanmartin (Comment 6) :

    I’d have preferred PSD at 7 and Marcell at 8 with Botes but at least our backrow is balanced now.

    We have a fetcher in Botes, a basher in Marcell and Keegan Daniel (note no S Ice :mrgreen: ) can play link in his best position.

    Having a lighter pack isn’t a bad thing, it just means that we must play a faster style of rugby and run the heavier Stormers pack off their feet! Wish we’d included Sbura on the bench instead of Marius πŸ™„ We need him and Jordaan to counter the Stormers lightning back three!

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.03.12 11:04:01 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Feel for Bresler, who I thought was the better of the two locks..

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.03.12 11:04:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Freddie starting again πŸ™„ Joubert on the bench πŸ™„

    Good luck Sharks! πŸ˜›

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.03.12 11:05:23 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Congrats to the new guys in the team. Any ideas why PSdT wasn’t included? I’m always 100% behind the boys but feel we’re in for a very long day considering the size of the Stormers pack compared to ours. Hopefully I’m proved wrong.

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.03.12 11:05:29 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 13) : I’m desperate for Sharks rugby! The Sharks, when we’re playing well, (and most top teams) have the offload as a feature of their game and run opposition defences ragged.

    Going to ground with the ball, especially considering the breakdown laws these days, should always be second choice behind keeping the ball alive and offloading!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.03.12 11:07:28 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 17) : I agree! Sykes lacked aggression and didn’t carry the ball much! Hope he gets back to his 2009 form soon!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.03.12 11:08:38 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Congrats to all making their SR dayboohs!! πŸ˜€

    Boys, this is what we have, now let’s show them that we have faith in them pulling it through. Let’s hope we have a gameplan in mind suiting our lose trio.

    It aint over till the fat lady sings, en ek het not te F nog nie gesing nie!! πŸ˜†

    GO SHARKS!!

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.03.12 11:09:10 by Ice Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 16) : Should Botes be considered a fetcher though? I have my doubts ❓

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.03.12 11:09:18 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 23) : He’s the closest thing we have and he’s got some mongrel!

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.03.12 11:11:04 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 22) : We just have to play fast, old-school Sharks rugby!

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.03.12 11:11:38 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Where do you change your profile picture on this site? I’m new here…

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.03.12 11:12:03 by Groot Leeu Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 12) : Yip… πŸ˜‰

    Pity Whitehead picked up a injury. We now have to hope that Bosman has a good game. He was very good for the 15 min or so he came on last Friday at fh. Just have to see how he goes at 12 this week.

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.03.12 11:13:00 by Puma Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 22) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.03.12 11:13:05 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Groot Leeu (Comment 26) : Click on your name just above the emoticons, to the left of “Logout”.

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.03.12 11:13:15 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 25) : the game we played in the semi CC final against the bulls and the finals against WP in 2010 would make me a happy chick!

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.03.12 11:13:36 by Ice Reply
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  • @Groot Leeu (Comment 26) : Welcome to the site! Click on the Site Admin link – top right.

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.03.12 11:14:20 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 30) : Yes please!!! That was top-class rugby!! I don’t like the bash-it up rugby we used last year and against the Bulls. We have pace so we should use it.

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.03.12 11:14:49 by ChrisS Reply
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  • I like the Idea that Plum would put a regular bok starting player on the bench and play a younger an form player as rotation is important and did not happen enough last year…
    Would have preferred to see Sithole on the bench and not MJ, but maybe……

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.03.12 11:15:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Megatron,unfortunately no,wanted to watch that in 2009,but we were playing St Andrew’s that week. Terra was captain yeDale ngalanyaka and also star player and the Grey gameplan revolved around Siya,he was the star player and both were 8thman,must’ve been a titanic battle,was a close game though,Dale lost through a last minute try,think the score was 21-18. Terra matriculated at Dale in 2009. @Puma,thanks,Terra’s my favourite Dalian player ever,he was a pleasure to watch

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.03.12 11:18:28 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : I’m an oddball on this site I cannot accept a loss, and I belive the first sign of madness is keep on doing the same thing over and over and expect a different putcome! For seasons now we have seen that Botes and Keegan do not work on the same field, Joubert showed all last year that is past it even in the warm ups he was below par, yet he is in the team:( I would have prefered to be bold start Terra in a rotational with Keegan, although I would have preferred more bulk in SDT. At the moment I see 2010 staring att me 4 losses in a row us making excuses for the team and missing the play offs

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.03.12 11:19:04 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Ice, when i click on site admin it says that i don’t have sufficient rights to access this page. Sorry for bothering you guys with this.

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.03.12 11:19:59 by Groot Leeu Reply

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  • @Groot Leeu (Comment 36) :

    Try again.. I have updated your profile..

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.03.12 11:22:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Groot Leeu (Comment 36) : Try clicking on your name above all of the faces in the comments box.

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.03.12 11:22:56 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @Groot Leeu (Comment 26) : 😈 The best way is to log out, startwith a new name such as GROOT SHARK then change the avatar to black and white! Should solve all your problems! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† 😈

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.03.12 11:27:26 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 34) : thanks chap, nam i missed that clash, must’ve been massive! uyamazi uEben Smith younger brother of Queenians Nat & Godwin Smith? wayedlala wing for iDale around ’06 i think?

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.03.12 11:29:52 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : thanks… I tried to type too fast πŸ™‚

  • Comment 41, posted at 01.03.12 11:31:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Groot Leeu (Comment 36) : did you register through JustRugby? It’s a glitch we get sometimes…

  • Comment 42, posted at 01.03.12 11:36:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : from experience I know what happens if u are over eager..think YESTERDAY! πŸ˜†

    @Groot Leeu – did u get sorted?

  • Comment 43, posted at 01.03.12 11:37:13 by Ice Reply
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  • @Robdylan yes i did but everything is sorted now, thanks!

  • Comment 44, posted at 01.03.12 11:41:46 by Groot Leeu Reply

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  • @Killer Shark hahaha not a chance, maybe next year if the lions is no longer in the comp, but until then i have to back my lions! :mrgreen: Hope for a good season this year. 😎

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.03.12 11:43:48 by Groot Leeu Reply

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  • @Groot Leeu (Comment 44) : for a “groot” oke you have a klein profile pic

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.03.12 11:47:59 by Megatron Reply

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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 39) : πŸ˜†

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.03.12 11:51:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • @megatron hahaha i misjudged the size of the thumbnail pic. Gonna change that.

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.03.12 11:51:41 by Groot Leeu Reply

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  • Stormers by 17 it is then. πŸ˜₯

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.03.12 11:52:41 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Congrats to Herbst and Terra.

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.03.12 12:02:29 by Ben Reply
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  • I think playing Keegan @ 8, is better for him anyway. I suites him better. Especially with Kanko out. So I’m happy with that.
    Except that the loosies are a bit light. But mind you, Koster and Kolisi are not exactly monsters now are they? Its just Duane that SLIGHTLY tips the scales in the Stormers favor in this department.

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.03.12 12:07:28 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • I think its great giving Dale and Wiehan a shot along side Bismarck, with Jannie on the bench. Maybe Bismarck will not be as “penalty prone” with his brother not along side him the whole time.
    Here I think, we might just edge it over the Stormpoppies.

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.03.12 12:09:32 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @SharksRTB (Comment 51) : Also happy with the loose trio. But when Alberts comes back I want to see Daniel at 6 and Marcell at 8.

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.03.12 12:09:40 by Ben Reply
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  • At 4/5.. The stormers will take this in most aspects of the game. We’ve got two big blokes… But not really striking fear into anyone..

  • Comment 54, posted at 01.03.12 12:10:41 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • IMO … If Charl played @ 9, I would’ve favored our halfback pairing to win the battle quite comfortably, provided we get ball. With Freddie playing, the playing field just got much more level between the two teams.
    12/13… Might be interesting…. We’v got two big and quite quick guys running there for us. Stormers have Jean and Juan… Can’t call this one.

    Back three… Stormers will win that contest easily! Jordaan should’ve been backed, and handed a starting spot.

  • Comment 55, posted at 01.03.12 12:15:14 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • Well.. with that said. Ill go with my haert and say Sharks to take this one by 4 points 😳

  • Comment 56, posted at 01.03.12 12:16:33 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • @Megatron,no don’t know him,was he good? The wings in that Queen’s 1st XV of 2006 were the best ever I’ve seen,a 16 year old Sbura Sithole was on the left wing and a 17 year old Beast Ndandwa on the right wing,they were deadly together

  • Comment 57, posted at 01.03.12 12:19:54 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 35) : We don’t have much of a choice.

  • Comment 58, posted at 01.03.12 12:20:30 by lostfish Reply
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  • Shoot , I was so looking forward heading down to Newlands on Saturday with my β€œ Bone Collector β€œ banner , with the β€œlight” loose trio , I am already worried , this has almost never worked , not being negative, the big WEEPEE forwards will have a field day , unfortunate but true, aitog! Why no P Du Toit???

  • Comment 59, posted at 01.03.12 12:29:16 by morne1 Reply

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  • Paul Jordaan to cover centre and Sburra for the wing, Joubert in the stands! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 60, posted at 01.03.12 12:32:09 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @morne1 (Comment 59) : Right there with you. πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 61, posted at 01.03.12 12:41:49 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Groot Leeu (Comment 45) : 😈 Okay! Welcome anyway! I am a rookie still as well – One of the best sites ever! Great therapy to vent and pay homage! 😈

  • Comment 62, posted at 01.03.12 12:44:12 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Groot Leeu (Comment 48) : 😈 Most guys do 😳 Weet nooit of hulle jou bewonder of bejammer nie 😈

  • Comment 63, posted at 01.03.12 12:49:16 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 57) : i know both ezontwana, Beast from eGcuwa, uSbura from efemelini.

  • Comment 64, posted at 01.03.12 13:01:22 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 57) : he was awesone, but he doesn’t play rugby anymore.

  • Comment 65, posted at 01.03.12 13:03:58 by Megatron Reply

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  • I’m gonna be positive, yes i hate that the Loose trio is soo light and that is my biggest concern; but let us hope we have in form Bissie back and that we can use our 1.9m over 100kg centres to get us over the advantage line…we can’t expect Coetzee to do everything. If we can stay within 5 points until 60 minutes we will win; cos i back the fitness and obviously the speed or the lineup…the more open it gets the better for this team.

    If we could Win this one somehow, it would surely create some great momentum going into the home games and tour, aswell as Alberts and Whitehead hopefully available next week for selection, will also give the squad some lift and there will be more competition for starting places.

    C’mon Sharks i believe it can be done…play Sharks rugby on saturday!!

  • Comment 66, posted at 01.03.12 13:10:42 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 66) : Like!

  • Comment 67, posted at 01.03.12 13:12:52 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Anybody know how long Lelia Masaga from the Chiefs is out for??

  • Comment 68, posted at 01.03.12 13:41:42 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 68) : a minimum of 3 weeks

  • Comment 69, posted at 01.03.12 13:57:13 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @slammerboy (Comment 69) : Thanks. Wondering if I should trade him or not. Don’t want to waste a trade but don’t want to keep someoe who’s out for the rest of the season!

  • Comment 70, posted at 01.03.12 14:00:54 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 68) :

    I watched RE:Union last night and it sounds like 3-4 weeks.

  • Comment 71, posted at 01.03.12 14:01:34 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 71) : Thanks! I’ll keep him then. He’s always good for a few tries. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 72, posted at 01.03.12 14:02:41 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 37) : Howzit, dont’ you wanna update my profile as well, my pic has been pending for some time now?

  • Comment 73, posted at 01.03.12 14:03:27 by MJ Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 71) : What time is RE:Union on? Love that show, especially the questions section…that girl at the Lions game who picked her nose must be hating life!! 😯

  • Comment 74, posted at 01.03.12 14:04:27 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @ChrisS (Comment 74) : It’s a 18:00 on a Wednesday now it seems.

  • Comment 75, posted at 01.03.12 14:06:05 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 75) : Thanks!!

  • Comment 76, posted at 01.03.12 14:07:53 by ChrisS Reply
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  • @MJ (Comment 73) :

    Done..

  • Comment 77, posted at 01.03.12 14:08:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 77) : thanks mate

  • Comment 78, posted at 01.03.12 14:21:35 by MJ Reply

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  • @Megatron,I actually remember before I became a blogger,everyone was like I wonder if Mega’s cousin is as good as Mega says he is or is he being overhyped and I was thinking to myself boy oh boy is Sbura gonna show them and he made an emphatic statement with that try against the Cheetahs last year. Am glad he justified you punting him all that time,albeit at CC level,have faith he’ll step up in SR as well

  • Comment 79, posted at 01.03.12 14:27:38 by Ludz Reply

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  • @MJ (Comment 78) : Hope its not one of u shouting prophanities at the Bulls players! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 80, posted at 01.03.12 14:33:34 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 79) : TBH i never punted him, i try not do it…i know there’s an inherent bias and inevitably i always end up being his biggest critic, like last year when his defence was a little shaky i was the first to pick on it and highlight. i back him though.

  • Comment 81, posted at 01.03.12 14:39:28 by Megatron Reply

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  • These few games without Alberts ,Deysel and Beast should serve sharks rugby well. We now have to develop a game not based on these big forwards, good.

  • Comment 82, posted at 01.03.12 14:39:29 by Talent Reply
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  • I would have looked at Bresler at 7 and have this Du Toit kid on the bench. Good for Mtembu, player management wise that was the right thing to do Plum.

  • Comment 83, posted at 01.03.12 14:42:19 by Talent Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 80) : yeah sorry about that, got a bit carried away, even before the game, my wife was so pissed off at me that day.

  • Comment 84, posted at 01.03.12 14:50:50 by MJ Reply

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  • Chuffed for Herbst and Mthembu (both of whom I rate highly), but concerned about our light 5 and Ludik at 14.

    I’m hoping for the best, but I think the Stormers will take this.

  • Comment 85, posted at 01.03.12 14:53:47 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @MJ (Comment 84) : We all had a good chuckle! No harm!

  • Comment 86, posted at 01.03.12 15:03:19 by Ice Reply
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  • yeah, i thought so too…

  • Comment 87, posted at 01.03.12 15:05:58 by MJ Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 85) :

    So you’re happy with Freddie starting? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 88, posted at 01.03.12 15:06:42 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 88) :
    Not sure Mcleod is better. Let’s hope Plumtree is seeing something special there.

  • Comment 89, posted at 01.03.12 15:32:38 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 88) : I am, for now… Deserve another chance… Mcleod was not bright for the whole of last year….

  • Comment 90, posted at 01.03.12 15:48:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • With several capable kickers in our backline we better not miss any attempts at goal.

  • Comment 91, posted at 01.03.12 15:59:21 by Talent Reply
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  • Stormers will undoubtedly be the favourites. But that always suites us. Doesn’t it?

  • Comment 92, posted at 01.03.12 17:21:11 by Ben Reply
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  • Would have started with Mcleod at 9 and Jordaan at 14 otherwise, good team. Happy for Botes, Herbst and Bosman. Don’t think the result should be the only measure of success. We should look at our game plan, metres gained, skills, sharpness, high temp error free game, tackles completed etc as these are the qualties that will determine if we will play in the knock out games. Season is too long to be going mad if we loose our first two away games…besides, there are teams that have lost their 1st few games and still won the competition just like we’ve won our first five games playing crap rugby mind you then crumbled. Victory is important but in the first few games I reckon the quality of your game is more important as it determines the season you are going to have. Increase the quality of your game and execute your game plan accurately the victories will sort themselves out. Once the victories come, you reset the bar and go for the kill.

  • Comment 93, posted at 01.03.12 18:27:12 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • I’ve been thinking about posting here more often but I think I’ll get kicked off because I get very the moer in when the Sharks lose. Come Monday’s after a loss I’m usually suggesting firing the coach, captain, half the players, Brian Van Zyl, even the ice-cream vendors! Luckily I’ve mostly calmed down by Wednesday.

  • Comment 94, posted at 01.03.12 18:28:08 by Stu Reply

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  • Guys, I’ve been having brutal debates with my mates, they say Chilli outplayed Bissie, I didn’t see that..imo, the contest was even. Please advise. Did I miss something?

  • Comment 95, posted at 01.03.12 19:07:10 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 95) : The one couldn’t out play the other. They were both playing for the same team. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 96, posted at 01.03.12 20:09:28 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 96) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Bis was Supersub for the Bulls! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 97, posted at 01.03.12 20:44:39 by Ice Reply
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  • chili said he wants to give bissie a run for the jersey.

  • Comment 98, posted at 02.03.12 05:15:54 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Stu (Comment 94) : πŸ˜†

  • Comment 99, posted at 02.03.12 05:53:23 by Franshark Reply
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  • Just noticed and thought I’d say, Bresler in my mind did enough to get another shot.

  • Comment 100, posted at 02.03.12 11:42:16 by Letgo Reply
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