Battling with the context switch

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks, Super Rugby on 26 Jun 2012 at 09:18
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Ok, I’m going to stick my hand up here and admit that I’m completely baffled.

I simply cannot get my head around the fact that just last week we were all properly engrossed in a test series featuring the Boks, yet this weekend will be straight back into Super Rugby. It simply does my head in that the entire competition could have been put on hold like that, almost as though some massive inter-stellar “pause button” had been pushed, only to resume from suspended animation a few weeks later as though nothing had happened.

Problem is, something has happened – at least to me. I’ve forgotten all about Super Rugby and if I’m honest, I’m not really sure I want to be reminded about it. These last three weeks (plus another three for the over-long finals series) now feel like a bit of an unnecessary coda, or unwanted appendix, hanging around and interrupting what should, by all rights, be the test season. Perhaps it has a lot to do with the dire position we left the Sharks in (that bit I DO remember), but I’m simply not in the mood to revisit the ridiculous conference system, the bottom-heavy log, the points for doing nothing, the incompetent refereeing… What I feel like now is test rugby. Simple, clean, uncomplicated test rugby.

Maybe the Sharks being on a bye this week is just adding to the confusion and disappointment – the feeling that while fans of all the other teams can seamlessly switch from one party to the next, we’re forced to hang around in limbo for an extra week with no match to watch this weekend isn’t helping. My concern, though, is that Super Rugby is now fundamentally too long and simply cannot sustain the interest over such a long period as the amazing Super 12 used to do in just three months.

What do you think, fans? Am I just being a grumpy old goat, or do some of you feel the same?


  • Grumpy old goat? Then what am I? I am supposed to be in the prime of my life, years from being labelled as old or grumpy, yet I agree with you

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.06.12 09:27:32 by Die Kriek Reply
  • Feel the same. Bit surreal to get back to S15 now

    I really enjoyed the test series. Was good to have a series for a change

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.06.12 09:30:31 by Bokhoring Reply
  • I basically feel the same. If the Sharks were in a better position and playing this weekend, it would probably have been more exciting.

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.06.12 09:31:38 by JarsonX Reply
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  • This morning I thought of the Sharks/Bulls game next week, and to my surprise I felt a boredom overcome me – a kind of a disinterest.

    I felt this same way just before the kick of for the third test past Saturday.

    The Sharks/Bulls game will regain my interest if a win secures a top 6 lifeline.

    I hate dead rubber games πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.06.12 09:36:50 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • I miss the old days of S12 rugby.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.06.12 09:40:05 by lostfish Reply
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  • I agree and even the S14 was too long and had too many mediocre teams playing. I still pissed at the Sharks for losing against the Lions and have not quite forgiven them. The bye this weekend might be good for the Sharks so that the Boks can recover from the test series but I’m with you. I have lost quite a bit of interest in SupeRugby.

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.06.12 09:41:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Opposite for me. Actually really looking forward to Super Rugby resuming.

    Don’t ask me why. Enjoyed the tests (well not the last one), but not reaching the conclusion of SR yet makes me hungry for more.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.06.12 09:41:41 by hendrikp Reply

  • @lostfish (Comment 5) :


    We should go back to 4 teams. Forget about promotion/relegation, hand the 4th franchise to Grey College Free State, and we’d have 4 very competitive sides to play in SR every year.

    Quality over quantity.

    Either that or actually work together to make all the teams competitive. ATM the 5 SA sides are just working against each other, with the Bulls being the main culprit.

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.06.12 09:45:22 by hendrikp Reply

  • As much as I’m obsessed with rugby, the season is just too damn long. I want the best players to be playing each weekend but look at the Stormers situation, they might play this weekend with half a Vodacom Cup team.

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.06.12 09:47:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I think for a HM point of view this was ideal.. 3 test.. See what the players on his plate can do and then send them back, sit back and have a look towards the upcoming season… (Or is he gonna start of in the same mode as these test?)

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.06.12 09:48:49 by Franshark Reply
  • I would like to see top players having a playing career of 10 years but at the current rate I can’t see the likes of Coetzee, Etzebeth or Kolisi lasting more than about 5 years.

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.06.12 09:49:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Goes back to the whole problem of starting and February and ending in August. IPL of rugby… What it does do, however, is it gives international fringe players a chance to impress before The 4 Nations (none of that rugby championship malarky), and others to cement their places. AND we get to see Frans Steyn in a Sharks jersey again…

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.06.12 09:49:36 by The Quirk Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) :

    Not ideal, no.

    But injuries do happen. Mostly down to poor management from AC if you ask me. He played all the guys who are out injured into the ground.

    Time for a cap on how many games a player can play in a row perhaps?

    Or pulling them out of Super Rugby altogether a couple of weeks before the Incoming Tours take place?

    National contracting will solve the issue. Wasn’t long ago that they were talking about it. Anybody know what happened with that?

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.06.12 09:50:10 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 13) :

    You can’t really expect a Superugby coach to be happy to pull their best players out towards the business end of the competition.

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.06.12 09:52:31 by Pokkel Reply
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  • The fact that the Sharks are not playing this weekend just take away all interest away from SR and will hopefully return next week…
    But as Pokkel said, I think our players are fortunate to have the extra week of to recover from nigles.. We see quite a few international players in doubt for this weekend and it would have been the same with the Sharks…

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.06.12 09:52:36 by Franshark Reply
  • @hendrikp (Comment 13) :

    Maybe a limitation on how many minutes a player can play as a whole during the season. That would force the coaches to plan accordingly and give some exposure to fringe players.

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.06.12 09:53:53 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Feel exactly the same. All this to appease Australia (the weakest of the SANZAR unions) who couldn’t manage to organise and run a decent provincial tournament on their own. There are too many teams, diluting the talent pool (admittedly it does keep a lot of players in the system who’d otherwise go overseas), playing too many matches – yet not against every team in the tournament, a major irritation of mine – with players (and fans) becoming fatigued.

    As you say, the Super 12 was ideal – 4 teams from each country, playing each other once – but no, our rugby overlords decree that we must have more rugby, for more revenue! Not better quality rugby, that’s better for the players and the public. I love rugby, but I’m over-saturated with the Super 15.

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.06.12 09:54:47 by MerckZ Reply

  • I see Heyneke Meyer is saying things about us being “far behind other nations”, referring to Australia & New Zealand.

    He better get it sorted then. Divvy won all his games against England, and at least started with a bang against NZ & Australia.

    If Heyneke can’t deliver straight away, then he should bugger off. Or is it just me?

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.06.12 09:57:24 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 18) :

    You obviously don’t like Heyneke…..who do you want as coach?

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.06.12 10:00:11 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 18) :

    Also Divvy started pretty much with exactly the same team that won the WC2007.

    Can’t really compare.

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.06.12 10:01:10 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 16) :

    If the players were signed with SARU, it wouldn’t be a problem.

    The goal is for the Springboks to be the best in the world, every week, right?

    Only way to do that is to manage them as well as possible. That means not overplaying them!!

    At the moment, it’s just plain ridiculous.

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.06.12 10:01:30 by hendrikp Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 19) :

    I liked Gert Smal. If he was healthy, I thought he’d have been a good option.

    That or bringing back Jake White.

    At the moment I just feel like banging my head against the wall until this nightmare is over.

    A bunch of people justifying Heyneke’s poor decisions by saying “look at what he did with the Bulls”. That’s part of the problem!!!! Can’t see past that. Closed minded buffoon at this stage if you ask me.

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.06.12 10:03:53 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 22) :

    I’d give him another year to prove himself. To be fair he didn’t have a lot of time to change the whole Bok set-up and had to go with the so-called tried and tested.

    I will demand some changes in style and personal but for this past series time was too limited to make wholesale changes.

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.06.12 10:07:07 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Convert S15 to a sevens style tournament.

    Top 4 teams end up playing each other for the cup, then the next lot for the plate…bowl….shield (or whichever order).

    That way, the dead rubber games will be at a minimum and all the teams are in with a shot at silver ware right to the end.

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.06.12 10:07:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 24) :

    That is just adding more games to a season, it could work if the number of teams are reduced but not as part of the S15.

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.06.12 10:11:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 23) :

    At this stage I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt until the Rugby Championship, but if we don’t deliver, he should resign.

    He’s far too narrow minded for me. Not many good coaches in SA at the moment. Bring back Jake!!!

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.06.12 10:16:10 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 26) :

    I hope to see some changes especially against the Argies. He needs to use those matches to test new combinations and a different playing style. I really hope he give Lambie a decent run at flyhalf during TRC.

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.06.12 10:20:15 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 27) :

    The way Morne is playing, I’m leaning the same way – FOR NOW! πŸ˜†

    I just feel like tapping his forehead and asking him what the story is with Heinrich Brussow. Not his ‘best’ season, but he’s not been poor by any means.

    To say he doesn’t fit the style the Boks are trying to play is a cop-out. He plays a winning style. Makes game-changing plays at crucial times.

    Last year Brussow was irreplaceable, this year Heyneke doesn’t even rate him above Jacques Potgieter.

    I just find it hard to forgive him.

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.06.12 10:24:35 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 28) :

    The balance of the loose forwards were terrible on the weekend.

    I would like to see a loose trio of 6. Brussow, 7. Alberts 8. Vermeulen/Coetzee.

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.06.12 10:30:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 25) : Well it will be a complete revamp of the tourney which will be aimed at the same amount of games, but also to ensure the best teams end up in the same play-off.

    Instead of conferences, have pool games – top 2 of each pool goes to the higher end playoffs, bottom teams to lower end playoffs.

    16 teams divided into 4 pools, top 2 teams from the pools goes through to “Conference 1”, bottom 2 of each pool goes through to “conference 2”, conference 1 contest the cup and shield (whichever is second tier), Conference 2 contest for the Bowl and plate.

    Like for Like team ends up playing each other. No more runaway scores in the quarters and semis and finals. All teams stay involved up until close to the end, which adds up to greater revenue for all involved.

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.06.12 10:30:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 28) : Brussow is a 6, Potgieter is a 7… they play completely different positions.

    Come now, dude. I’m going to get you to stop making these stupid statements if it kills me. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.06.12 10:31:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    I realize that :mrgreen:

    And Marcell Coetzee can play on the blindside…

    To say it (selecting Brussow) doesn’t suit the style he’s wanting to play is a cop-out.

    Heinrich sure as hell would’ve been a lot more impressive then Jacques Potgieter on the weekend… and even if on the bench, would’ve made more of an impact then either Kankowski or Daniel.

    Saying Brussow is a 6 doesn’t explain to me why he wasn’t in the squad.

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.06.12 10:35:37 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 32) :

    And I bet David Pocock will be laughing his head off.

    You don’t leave one of the best fetchers in the world – a rare breed – out of your squad completely.

    Enough for me to lose faith… for now.

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.06.12 10:37:22 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 32) : you clearly didn’t watch Kankowski.

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.06.12 10:38:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) :

    I wonder if Plumtree did? πŸ™„

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.06.12 10:40:22 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) :

    I saw a big tackle. Also saw a missed tackle. Couple good ball carries.

    Brussow = Proven match winner. Freak, one of the best at what he does.

    That pretty much settles it for me.

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.06.12 10:43:15 by hendrikp Reply

  • I agree, Rob. I used to watch every single game when the format still made sense. Now I try to scrape together the courage to see the Sharks in action.

    @hendrikp (Comment 32) : Kanko brought a helluva lot to the game on Saturday. It is only a pity that Heyneke, like Pdivvie, decided to only play him in a dead-rubber game, out of position, and when the rest of the team didn’t fire. Had he started instead of Pottie, and had we had a more competent 9-10 axis on the day, we would have done really well.

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.06.12 10:46:47 by King Shark Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 22) : I see you know Meyer on a personal level as well.

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.06.12 10:47:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 36) : You base your opinion on Brussouw’s match winning abilities on even less evidence than Morne’s match winning abilities. By your reasoning we should probably keep him too.

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.06.12 10:48:19 by King Shark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) :

    And I claimed that where?

    @King Shark (Comment 39) :

    You’re comparing apples with oranges.

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.06.12 10:50:36 by hendrikp Reply

  • With you Rob: not very excited about SR. I do suspect that it has to do with the pathetic rugby the Sharks are playing as well as the length of the season.

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.06.12 10:50:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 36) : how many matches has Brussow won for the Cheetahs this year?

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.06.12 10:53:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • I am with you on this Rob. My head is right into test rugby right now.

    Jeez you know when the tests came really thought it came at the wrong time, head was into S15 then. Now can’t get it back there and wish the tests were in full swing. This is a daft schedule this year. Each tourney should be completed before we start the next.

    Another thing we have so many Boks in our team and that is a worry if any now pick up injuries. We need a fresh Bok team and injury free come the RC. If we do somehow make it to the play offs the travel will be a monster for our players. As the Bok travel will be huge after too.

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.06.12 10:54:06 by Puma Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 26) : Jake would not play Brussouw. Fetching is something his sons do when he’s finished his beer!

    Your arguments are just a wee bit incoherent, guy. Jake and Brussouw. Brussouw for a blindside flank. Heyneke narrow minded, yet he played 7 and 8 sharks (not bulls) in his starting team in the first two tests. Heyneke not off with a bang like Pdivvie – PDV lost all but one game in the 3N in his first year, plus became the first SA Coach to be nilled at home ever.

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.06.12 10:54:45 by King Shark Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 40) : You’re comparing apples with oranges

    he says while explaining that Brussow is better than Kankowski πŸ™‚

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.06.12 10:54:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 44) : for Hendrik, typing and thinking are unfortunately very separate activities. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.06.12 10:56:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) :

    How many matches has Kanko won for the Sharks this year, or Jacques Potgieter for the Bulls?

    He played some brilliant rugby at the start. They’d have not won a single game overseas if not for him…

    Cheetahs vs Brumbies
    Cheetahs vs Rebels

    That’s all I need :mrgreen:

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.06.12 10:56:55 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 47) :

    They did lose to the Brumbies – shoddy referee… but he was by far the best player on the field. Only reason they got close.

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.06.12 10:57:30 by hendrikp Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 46) :

    You know what I’m talking about!

    He’s trying to tell me that wanting Brussow in the team, is the same as wanting the out of form Morne Steyn, who can’t manage to slot anything that isn’t right in front in there.

    Brussow’s form doesn’t warrant being dropped. That’s what I think.

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.06.12 10:59:27 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 40) : Actually you discussed both of them. You want to drop MS (comment 28) and want to bring HB in (comments 28, 32, 33). I am not comparing apples and oranges, I am highlighting that you are basing your opinion on a player’s (HB) reputation but by which reasoning you should also unwavering back Morne.

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.06.12 10:59:37 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 50) :

    Brussow hasn’t been in poor form for the Boks… didn’t cost us the game on the weekend.

    Anyway, bored with this now :mrgreen: Just hope for the best next time around.

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.06.12 11:04:41 by hendrikp Reply

  • I must agree, Rob. Between the ridiculously long Super Rugby tournament, and the pabulum that the Sharks are peddling, it has made the decision to switch off my DSTV real easy to deal with… πŸ™

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.06.12 11:07:09 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 40) : Its a throwback to the personal comments you make on coaches. Last week it was Mitchell, today Meyer.
    Mostly said in jest.

  • Comment 53, posted at 26.06.12 11:07:46 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 53) :

    Ag relax. Meant about how I viewed his decision making.

    With Mitchell, it was related to the article.

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.06.12 11:09:18 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 13) : SANZAR signed with NewsCorp that they will always field their best starting 15 or have them in the match 22 every super rugby game!

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.06.12 11:11:25 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 55) :

    Because that always happens… πŸ˜†

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.06.12 11:13:02 by hendrikp Reply

  • 100% agreed Rob.

    S15 is just way too long. The endless injuries also ‘cheapen’ (for lack of a better word) the competition.

  • Comment 57, posted at 26.06.12 11:13:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 52) : I have learnt another new word from you… Nice.

    CS, you live in NN, right? You originally from there? A good mate of mine, Mr Bos, apparently knows you too.

  • Comment 58, posted at 26.06.12 11:14:26 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 58) : Not originally from NN, although I have been here for 17 years (which sadly might be coming to an end).

    I met Mr. Bos at the Woodstock music festival, if memory serves… but with regards to music fests, memory is generally not that reliable a source of info! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.06.12 11:23:40 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 32) : Heyneke Meyer already explained why he didn’t select Brussow, no need to keep harping on about it.

  • Comment 60, posted at 26.06.12 11:25:00 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 60) :

    Got it.

    Not up for debate. Will just have to live with it.

  • Comment 61, posted at 26.06.12 11:29:37 by hendrikp Reply

  • @Culling Song (Comment 59) : Haha! I can imagine – recently discovered a couple of photos of student day events that I have no recollection of!

  • Comment 62, posted at 26.06.12 11:35:32 by King Shark Reply
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  • well done john o’neill for managing to make a farce of the southern hemisphere’s premier rugby competition for you own aussie interests! fcuk! πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 63, posted at 26.06.12 11:36:41 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 63) : holy shit… did you just agree with something I wrote?

  • Comment 64, posted at 26.06.12 11:39:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 63) : @robdylan (Comment 64) : How brain dead are the SA and NZ members to allow the convicts – whom I might add has rugby as their 5th favourite sport – dictate how the S15 competition should be run? 😯

    O’Neil must be one crafty bugger. πŸ˜•

  • Comment 65, posted at 26.06.12 11:47:55 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Culling Song (Comment 59) : πŸ™

  • Comment 66, posted at 26.06.12 12:14:44 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 63) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 65) : Money, money, money…

  • Comment 67, posted at 26.06.12 12:18:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 65) : He may not be my favourite rugby administrator, but Louis Luyt would not have taken this shit from O’Neill.

  • Comment 68, posted at 26.06.12 12:25:09 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 68) : Louis would have given him some proper Afrikaans vloekwoorde!

  • Comment 69, posted at 26.06.12 12:30:00 by King Shark Reply
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  • @MysticShark (Comment 68) : Neither would have Cheeky Watson!

  • Comment 70, posted at 26.06.12 12:42:23 by Megatron Reply

  • Amen brother.
    The S14 was still ok..but if we went back to S12 the competition will be so much tighter, better quality and NOT SO POINTLESSLY DRAGGED OUT..
    Try explaining this system to a European. They love hearing how a team can be ahead of another despite having less points…WHAT A JOKE

  • Comment 71, posted at 26.06.12 12:43:31 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 71) : “Try explaining this system to a European. They love hearing how a team can be ahead of another despite having less points…WHAT A JOKE”

    πŸ˜† best post of the day!

  • Comment 72, posted at 26.06.12 12:56:50 by Megatron Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 71) : @Megatron (Comment 72) :

    And to top that off they don’t even play the same opposition….

  • Comment 73, posted at 26.06.12 13:02:45 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Rob, are we getting a ‘Boks by numbers’ article?

    I’m quite curious to see the stats.

  • Comment 74, posted at 26.06.12 13:26:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 74) : stats usually only come out on Wednesday now….

  • Comment 75, posted at 26.06.12 13:56:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 74) : oh yeah – I see they are out.

    Will do it for tomorrow morning

  • Comment 76, posted at 26.06.12 13:59:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 76) :

    That will be cool thanks.

  • Comment 77, posted at 26.06.12 14:07:16 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Sharks should field youngsters with potential for the remaining SR. Let Bulls & Stormers through. No need for us to play like Lions

  • Comment 78, posted at 26.06.12 20:12:49 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Too long.

    Too many boring derbies.

    Too great an inequality between the respective conferences.

    Too many silly rules (4 points for a bye at the top of the list).

    Random missing out against one team from the other conferences.

    Less is more. Bring back the S12 – short and sweet, intense and strength vs strength – this is what we want!

    But most of all, I find the home conference derbies to be exceeding boring and repetitive.

  • Comment 79, posted at 27.06.12 00:24:15 by siorc Reply

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  • Wonder if a two-tier super system would not be better. Top 4 teams of each country in premier league, and have a lower league with 2 SA teams, 2 NZ teams, 1 Aus team, 1 PI team based in Oz, 1 PI team based in NZ, 1 Argie team based in SA. Automatic promotion / relegation between bottom (premier) / top (lower) team of each country in lower league.

  • Comment 80, posted at 27.06.12 08:53:53 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 80) : Would already be an improvement if it cuts down on the number of games each team plays.

  • Comment 81, posted at 27.06.12 10:12:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 81) : Yeah – going back to the old S12 format – play all teams once, plus semis and final

  • Comment 82, posted at 27.06.12 10:56:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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    2. Bismarck
    3. Jannie
    4. Sykes
    5. Bresler
    6. Daniel
    7. Coetzee
    8. Kankowski
    9. (cant bring myself to filling this name in my team sheet)
    10. Lambie
    11. Mvovo
    12. Whitehead
    13. Jordaan
    14. Pietersen
    15. Ludik

    16. Burden
    17. Herbst
    18. du Toit
    19. ALberts
    20. Hoffman
    21. Bosman
    22. Ndungane

    team to take us into the play-offs!!! (my team anyway) – NO MICHALAK

    Yes Alberts could play 7, but Coetzee gets more metres on avg and works harder in defense. – i prefer pace and power to brute strength…

  • Comment 83, posted at 27.06.12 14:16:45 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 78) : Agreed.

  • Comment 84, posted at 27.06.12 17:06:02 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original Pierre
  • I reckon the boredom I have with the S15 is reflected in how I approach my pics for SB. By Sunday, I pop in to see the standings and then also make my picks the same time for the foooolllowing weekend. Not bothered at all anymore as to who is injured, who is on the bench, which coach is being rested, which player has his 10th/50th/100th game, who is making their debuts, who won last year, boring, boring, boring, etc.

  • Comment 85, posted at 28.06.12 09:26:56 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 83) : no Steyn?

  • Comment 86, posted at 28.06.12 09:48:58 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • @robdylan…
    I was under the impression he wouldnt qualify for the play offs??? if not..YEAH OF COURSE

  • Comment 87, posted at 28.06.12 13:29:15 by pienaar111 Reply


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