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Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content on 14 Jun 2013 at 09:37

The Sharks are out of action for a while and the rugby world is low on news, so I thought it good to post a general news thread for the day, just to keep you guys busy.

Firstly, the great news for cricket fans is that Dale Steyn is fit to face the West Indies today. We will load a cricket thread for the match, which the Proteas have to win to qualify for a semi-final spot. Do or die, we don’t expect anything less from the Proteas.

Speaking of Do or Die, our national soccer team face Ethiopia in a Soccer World Cup qualifying match this weekend, needing a win to qualify for the big event in Brazil. The boys come off a great 3 – 0 win over CAR and will hope to score a few against Ethiopia and qualify for a second Finals tournament.

Boxing fans would have had a tough morning yesterday, seeing Francois ‘White Buffalo’ Botha getting knocked out in the second round of his bout against Joseph Parker. Botha looked tired after the first 30 seconds against him, and started taking heavy blows from the start of the second round. He wasn’t going to last long and the bout got stopped after Botha fell into the ropes.

Moving on to golf, it is the US Open this weekend. The first round was yesterday, but was heavily effected by rain and some players will only complete their rounds today. As it stands, four South Africans are Even for the round. Charl Schwartzel and Tim Clark have both completed their first rounds at that score while Ernie Els and Branden Grace are through 8 and 7 holes respectively.

If you have any other sport that you would like to discuss, feel free to comment it below.

Enjoy the long weekend!


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  • just a side note . The Proteas need at least a draw to book a place in the semis (i know i know , whats the odds of that happening ?)

    However . What this implies is that if the game is rained out (weather not looking to great atm) the Proteas will advance to the semis on a superior net run rate .

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.06.13 09:43:38 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 1) :

    Oh awesome! Thanks for clearing that up!

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.06.13 09:44:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • oh you have to be kidding me…. have the wilting flowers choked their way out of another tournament?

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.06.13 09:45:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : not yet

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.06.13 09:49:14 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) : but wait…..

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.06.13 09:50:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 4) :

    Howzit bud!

    Long time no see..

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.06.13 09:52:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Botha should stay away from boxing before he is remembered as the guy with the big mouth but no bite……. if its not too late already.

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.06.13 10:08:25 by SteelShark Reply
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  • just a comment on bafana, winning vs Ethiopia does not guarantee them qualification for the big event in Brazil;
    they still have botswana next and need to win the group in order to go into a playoffs. Where they will play against another group winner (H&A) to go to Brazil.

    As for the playoffs, thats going to be another hectic tie and I shiver thinking about it now.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.06.13 10:10:00 by Jeremiser Reply
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  • A young WP team face the Lions at the Coke Tin this afternoon

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.06.13 10:12:22 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 9) : Really?
    http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2013/06/12/lions-province-named-for-friendly/ 🙂

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.06.13 10:16:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • The white buffalo looks more like a fat cow these days.

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.06.13 10:20:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 9) :

    Should be a good game… for the Lions…

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.06.13 10:26:04 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Can’t wait for the curling season to start.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.06.13 10:26:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : you going to retire your GHDs?

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.06.13 10:32:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • Marcel Botha fought and won his first professional bout as the undercard of the Francois Botha fight. He is the son of Francois Botha and has had only 1 amateur bout before turning professional.
    Does anybody know of any other father and son/s fighting on the same bill.

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.06.13 10:44:16 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • coming back to the cricket i saw a head line in the pta news paper brove saying sa is known as chokers see they playing i bit of mind games already , just hope they pull it together today. Glad to see steyn back hope he has a cracker today

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.06.13 10:46:57 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : Howzit Rich, I’ve been a bit of a silent observer. Working life doesn’t allow me to comment as much as when I was a student.

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.06.13 10:49:26 by war1 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : oh dear… 😆

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.06.13 10:53:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 15) : no not that i know of the only thing i know is that the klitschko brothers were the first two to be world champions at the same time

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.06.13 11:05:10 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 15) :

    SuperSport didn’t show the fight, but I knew it was happening. Glad to hear he won. Hopefully he can have a few bouts in SA..

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.06.13 11:06:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @sharks4eve2013 (Comment 16) :

    Well it doesn’t look like we are going to be watching any cricket today.

    Scheduled to start now, but it is raining and it is only expected to clear up at 2pm.

    If the game is called off, SA go through on a positive Net Run Rate.

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.06.13 11:08:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 21) :

    0 – South Africa has never been on the winning side when the game was influenced by weather #First ?

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.06.13 11:11:50 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 22) :

    Or it could clear up and SA be bowled out for 45, then we go home.

    We wait and see what happens..

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.06.13 11:16:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 21) :

    That’s bound to happen if you play cricket in Wales. 🙄

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.06.13 11:16:46 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : They did televice it started at 9:30 yesterday morning saw two dwarfs fighting it out as well was funny as hell and if it rains out will be the first for us with the weather helping us in your favour whoop whoop

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.06.13 11:19:57 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • I refuse to support the Proteas. Too many times have I supported them to be crushed as the favourites choked again. I only have space for one such team in my heart 😳

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.06.13 11:20:39 by King Shark Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) :

    positive thoughts 😛

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.06.13 11:28:49 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 26) : my sentiments exactly.

    Helps that I don’t like cricket.

    It’s the same reason I have given up pretending to support Liverpool

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.06.13 11:35:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 22) : SA beat India in the 1992 world cup in a a rain shortened match – 30 overs each, India 180/6, SA 181/4.

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.06.13 11:35:32 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 29) :

    hahah . ok . the first time in 21 years ….

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.06.13 11:52:21 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : Ek weet man, just a reminder

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.06.13 11:59:55 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Still raining in Cardiff, so a very delayed start in the Cricket.

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.06.13 12:25:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 32) : What’s happening in Cardiff? 😉

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.06.13 12:39:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • well looks like it’s game on in cardiff wi won toss and decided to field and looks like the overs reduced to 36 overs

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.06.13 14:29:43 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • @sharks4eve2013 (Comment 34) :

    And then it started raining again..

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.06.13 14:36:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 35) : ja got excited for nothing

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.06.13 14:41:42 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • and they back on the field lets hope the rain stays away

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.06.13 15:22:13 by sharks4eve2013 Reply

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  • 153/3

    22 overs

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.06.13 17:20:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 1) :

    well what do you know … its a tie … there we go …. 😆

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.06.13 21:06:37 by Zibbie Reply
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