Sharks burgle Bloem win

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 23 Aug 2013 at 21:47
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It was far from a vintage performance – and the Sharks again conceded soft points far too easily – but the nett result of tonight’s error-fest in Bloemfontein was an invaluable 18-15 win for the visitors.

After an early try to Dale Chadwick was disallowed for a very technical obstruction call, the Cheetahs pressed home their advantage, gaining momentum at the expense of the men in black and white. Tries to flank Lappies Labuschagne and wing Raymond Rhule followed in short order and with only a penalty and a cheeky drop goal to Fred Zeilinga in reply, the Sharks found themselves again trialling, by 6 points to 17.

To the Sharks’ credit, they rallied well as the opening half drew to an end, winning dominance at the set piece and earning a slew of penalties as a result. A succession of line-out drives, each illegally stopped, resulted in a yellow card for Cheetahs captain Boom Prinsloo. While the Sharks’ attack – even against 14 – remained laboured and ineffective, it fell to Jean Deysel to do the damage, barging over for a try on the stroke of half time. Zeilinga’s conversion brought the Sharks within just 2 points as they trailed 13-15 at the break.

The Sharks controlled territory better in the second period, but again failed to reap any rewards for their dominance. The Cheetahs turned over ball on a number of occasions, but they too were stunted on attack, with handling errors and poor options preventing them from scoring any further points in the match. It was eventually thanks to a moment of magic from replacement srumhalf Cobus Reinach that the Sharks prevailed – his half break led to the Louis Ludik try that proved the winning score.

Cheetahs (15): Tries Lappies Labuschagne, Raymond Rhule. Conversion Riaan Smit. Penalty Smit.
Sharks (18): Tries Jean Deysel, Louis Ludik. Conversion Zeilinga. Penalty Zeilinga. Drop-goal Zeilinga.


  • Thefact that the team is still far from perfect yet still get an away win against the windgat cheetahs, gives me lots of hope.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.08.13 21:52:52 by Stu Reply
  • @Stu (Comment 1) : I hear you. When you play that utter SHITE rugby and win, then maybe you got something going

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.08.13 22:11:14 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Not pretty but an away win was needed, lets hope we can build on that & pick up some momentum.

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.08.13 07:51:37 by sharkingmad Reply

  • I was actually looking forward to the CC but the quality is just plain shocking. The refereeing is even worse!

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.08.13 08:31:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Fully agree, sadly.

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.08.13 09:29:48 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 4) : It’s like Vodacom Cup.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.08.13 10:39:24 by klempie Reply

  • Not pretty, but I will take it. They still have a lot of work ahead of them thou.

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.08.13 10:59:26 by Farlington Reply

  • Sharks backs must be 10 Fred, 12 Heimar, 13 Tim and 15 SP.

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.08.13 11:53:39 by JD Reply
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  • Deysel and Nyankane both should be with the Boks!

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.08.13 12:23:56 by Talent Reply
  • Talent must agree Deysel should be with Bokke, but if Nyankane missed video session and team bus without good reason he should be kicked out of Bok team (as should any other player).

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.08.13 12:31:56 by JD Reply
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  • If we want south africa to become the best rugby nation in the world, saru need to tackle the standard of refereeing in this country. It was evident that jafta did not know what was happening in the scrums last night. He penalised the defending team on most occasions and there was more stopages than before the new rules were introduced.And jafta is considered one of the better refs but in both games against the sharks he has been poor. My point being – unless we improve the standard and consistency of reffereeing how are the players ever going to dominate scrums, rucks etc

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.08.13 13:34:08 by byron Reply

  • @JD (Comment 10) : Ye I agree ,the guy needs to get his act together. Talented player ,though.

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.08.13 14:54:43 by Talent Reply
  • Talent yes I think he can be really good but needs to get his ducks in a row before he goes the same way as Lucas v Biljon, Solly T and others who just could not keep it together.

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.08.13 20:01:06 by JD Reply
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  • Comment 14, posted at 25.08.13 00:41:34 by [email protected] Reply

  • Its only luck,but congrats sharkies keep it up, luckily I did great in fantasy league

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.08.13 01:20:31 by Flippie Reply

  • @Stu (Comment 1) : Windgat Cheetahs? Shame man did some Cheetah import date your girl. Build a bridge, and get over it!

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.08.13 10:03:54 by KingCheetah Reply

  • Relieved we won, but bloody hell that was painful to watch. Not sure how we managed to win that game but thank goodness the cheetahs made so many mistakes!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.08.13 09:20:05 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

  • I’ll take the win!

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.08.13 09:35:48 by PTAShark Reply
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