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Sharks start with the maximum


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 15 Feb 2014 at 21:04
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Patrick Lambie scored a late try to give the Sharks a 31-16 bonus-point win against the Bulls at Kings Park this evening.

In a match that refused to stick to the script, it was the visitors who dominated the bulk of the forward exchanges, eking out strong gains in both possession and territory. The Sharks, though, took every chance that came their way and were full value for their 23-9 half-time lead, having scored three tries against two penalties and a drop goal from the Bulls.

The first score was a beauty, with Pat Lambie finding Lwazi Mvovo with a pinpoint pass after a line-out. The speeding left winger burst straight through, drew two defenders and put Paul Jordaan away for the opening score. The second, scored after a little opportunistic play by Cobus Reinach, was contentious as there appeared to be a little unpunished skullduggery from Anton Bresler at the previous lineout. A messy ball was flung backwards by an off-colour Francois Hougaard, with Reinach intercepting and rounding off the try.

The third was better than the first, with Reinach again prominent in stealing the ball from Pierre Spies. Frans Steyn, taking the ball from Bismarck du Plessis, put in a wonderful cross-kick for Odwa Ndungane to pick up and score.

Lambie’s form with the boot continued to be wayward, but the Bulls were left scratching their heads all the same at half time, having played most of the rugby.

An uninspiring half-hour followed, with neither side able to get much right as tired bodies and the slippery ball took their toll. Jean Deysel was shown a yellow card for one too many team infringements at maul time and the inevitable Bulls pressure during his ten-minute sojourn eventually resulted in a late try to Jono Ross. At 16-26 down, the Bulls might have felt a faint hope, but their own errors prevented them from really capitalising. Bjorn Basson was duly carded himself a few minutes from time, providing the imbalance which would eventually allow Lambie to seal the bonus point, deep into injury time.

Scores:
Sharks 31: Tries Paul Jordaan, Cobus Reinach, Odwa Ndungane, Pat Lambie. Conversion Lambie. Penalties Lambie (3)

Bulls 16: Try Jono Ross. Conversion Handre Pollard. Penalties Louis Fouche (2). Drop goal Fouche.


78 Comments

  • Yeah baby yeah!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.02.14 21:06:45 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.02.14 21:09:56 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • Yoh Im so glad we got that 4th try – the patience we showed was very good. Was also good to see us scoring from 1st phase. Pity about all the penalties we conceded but hey its the first game after-all Im sure we will improve.
    Well done Boykies :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.02.14 21:27:22 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • We twice scored on the hooter like we did last week against the Lions in the warm-up. There’s plenty of room for improvement but this bodes well.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.02.14 21:29:30 by vanmartin Reply
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  • The absolute best thing about this game is now I can rub it in Saffex’s face.

    “You clearly know nothing about Rugby”…Moron.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.02.14 21:34:36 by Talent Reply
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  • What are his thoughts on JJE and Serfontein now? How did Jordaan play?

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.02.14 21:36:23 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 5) : @Talent (Comment 6) : C’mon man. Once Saffex has an opinion it sticks, forget about the “I told you so” and enjoy the victory!

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.02.14 21:38:40 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 7) : 😆 Loved the victory. Loved the egg on his face more.

    I thought all the guys played well. Coetzee’s work at the breakdown was impressive.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.02.14 21:43:35 by Talent Reply
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  • Kicking at posts and the tiring defense of the line-out maul were my only real concerns.

    Mallet made an interesting comment on how South African teams tend to score more off turn over ball and less when they have possession; with that in mind I would also like to see our penetration and finishing in phase play improve(although we scored one good try off phase play ball).

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.02.14 21:46:46 by Talent Reply
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  • Coetzee was the best forward-jordaan the best back-he gave jj a tough night

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.02.14 21:51:46 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

     
  • Yay – mission accomplished. Great for a very humid evening!

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.02.14 21:58:36 by [email protected] Reply

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  • Congrats sharks fans!!!……my team got a lot to work on. O and those damn cheetahs got my fantasy league off to a slow start!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.02.14 22:08:43 by KingsArmy Reply

     
  • @KingsArmy (Comment 12) : Cheetahs screwed us all.

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.02.14 22:12:59 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 13) : Is that a sharktopus? 😐

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.02.14 22:50:00 by klempie Reply

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  • Congrats to the Sharks. You really showed why you are early tournament favorites by pouncing on any half chance coming your way. Good luck for the rest of the tournament and see you again at Loftus.

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.02.14 22:56:01 by Blue Centurion Reply

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  • @Blue Centurion (Comment 15) : Thanks for being gracious in defeat. The final score doesn’t do your team justice. It would have been much closer than that, but for one or two decisions going the other way.

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.02.14 23:13:33 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 14) : yes

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.02.14 23:27:42 by Talent Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 16) : 😆 thats not true. 😆 😆

    @Blue Centurion (Comment 15) : Good gracious. 😆

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.02.14 23:29:12 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 18) : it’s completely true

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.02.14 00:08:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nothing wrong with Cobus’ try. Bresler dislodged the ball in from the bulls’ player. That is not a knock on neither did he play the man in the air. He played the ball. The only issue was whether Spies or Du Toit flicked the ball to the blue side. It was Spies. Cobus played a great game! Well done. Great try!

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.02.14 00:10:03 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Anyone here at the game? The crowd seemed fantastic. I didn’t notice any booing, and was great to see the reception given to Victor.

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.02.14 00:12:30 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 21) : I was there was brilliant the west upper stand was at 95% capacity (cell c give away double tickets) I was at north upper stand which was packed aswell. Brilliant atmosphere with awesome people just some hicups at the gates and in the stands hopefully they will be ironed out

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.02.14 07:15:45 by Poisy Reply
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  • White did not seem a happy chappy at half time. I am very happy with the result, but really worried about the inability of the Sharks pack to defend the Bulls maul. The forwards will have a lot of work to do in that regard.

    Coetzee definitely a lot more savvy at the breakdown this year, but I would like to see how he does against the more savvy Kiwi teams.

    I must say the Sharks back line exceeded my expectations under the conditions. That first try was a beauty.

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.02.14 07:34:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Getting a bonus point win in the 1st game is awesome, it made my day. We were having a birthday party and about 90% of the people were Bull supporters 😛

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.02.14 07:44:22 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • Well done Boys!

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.02.14 07:44:51 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • I think we can with confidence say that our boys have a look of X factor to them. But looking at the Irish foreward performance in the 6 nations and our forewards tonight. I can’t help but think that Plum is maybe the beat forewards coach on the planet. But take note forwards coach. We have sertainly taken one step back in some departments but leaps ahead in others. Steyn, kanko made their best contributions in a few seasons. Steyn looks good….in good shape and I am sorry to say gave his springbok counter part a rugby lesson. Serfontein looked like a school boy. Happy with all boys. Beast also looked like the old self.

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.02.14 08:00:42 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 23) : Marcell’s skill at breakdown certainly showed huge improvement!

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.02.14 08:42:50 by catfish Reply
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  • Adriaanse was immense, when he came on and is certainly gonna put pressure on Jannie. Why did Jake keep Beast on for so long? He was knackered after that huge run down the touchline. That was an awesome scary sight!

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.02.14 08:47:58 by catfish Reply
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  • Anyone have some feedback on the curtain-raiser game between the Bull Sharks and Tiger Sharks?

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.02.14 09:19:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 26) : I don’t think it was only Steyn who outplayed his opposite, I thought Jordaan had the measure of JJ as well. I almost didn’t get to watch the game because the weather here in the UK has been so bad recently that the wind blew my sattelite dish out of alignment but I was able to sort that out with a good old yank and voila, my sattelite was back.

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.02.14 09:24:15 by Jacques Venter Reply

     
  • @Poisy (Comment 22) : Thanks Poisy! Wish I was there.

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.02.14 09:45:25 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @Jacques Venter (Comment 30) : Agreed.

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.02.14 09:48:10 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Blue Centurion (Comment 15) : Bulls were stronger than I expected and I agree with Rhineshark that the score doesn’t do justice. To me it seemed like the Bulls are seriously missing Morne. Louis has a long way to go to get his accuracy and tactical smarts. This in turn seemed to affect Hougaard who was almost in two minds whether to pass to him or try make the play himself.

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.02.14 09:57:15 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 29) : Would be very interesting to know how they fared…

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.02.14 10:03:10 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @gregkaos (Comment 33) : Hougaard is no Fourie du Preez, the Bulls are doing him an injustice by trying to force him into that mould

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.02.14 10:15:19 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I was at the game and I have to say, it was one of the beat atmospheres I have witnessed at KP. A Mexican wave made it 3 times round the stadium, I have only seen that once before and that was with the Boks against the B&I Lions a few years back. Almost no booing and very quiet when kicks to poles were taken

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.02.14 10:18:14 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • For me the best part is the Sharks backs scoring all the points playing behind a 50/50 pack. Great win!!!! Go SHARKS!!!!!

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.02.14 10:24:50 by JD Reply
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  • Not so fat Frans owned Serfontein. Version 2014 looks dangerous, strong fast and great vision!!!

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.02.14 10:29:18 by JD Reply
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  • @catfish (Comment 28) : I think it’s because Chadwick was not 100%

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.02.14 10:56:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • Say what you like about the Bulls pack but they were out on their feet at 60 minutes. The problem with beefing up your pack to that extent is that you compromise a number of things. They came with one directive and that was to maul the shit out of the Sharks and they did, did it backfire? I think so.

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.02.14 11:00:59 by Talent Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Sharks missed kicks at goal, drop kicks and fluffed numerous try scoring opportunities.

    The Bulls line-out maul was their sole weapon and route to the try line.

    Go’s without saying I appreciate Blue Centurion being as gracious as he was.

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.02.14 11:05:32 by Talent Reply
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  • Weldone Sharks! I know that we have a long season still to go, but a bonus point win in February at Kings Park – WHAT a Win!

    Don’t understand why mistakes get focused on when we have won so convincingly. The goal is not to be perfect the goal is to win, And they did that in style. For so long we have had pedigree players – now we have the coaching to match. Unbelievably excited to finally see our Boys get the chance to shine.

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.02.14 11:29:47 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • Who got Man of the Match?

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.02.14 11:41:27 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • My son.

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.02.14 12:14:50 by Ice Reply
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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 43) : my son 😉

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.02.14 12:15:16 by Ice Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 40) : what a load of crap… did you not see the Bulls score a try in the 70th minute?

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.02.14 13:27:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 46) : I’m not sure if that’s sarcasm? 😆

    I don’t know why people are making are making it seem as if it was close at all. The Sharks won convincingly. Other than their maul they weren’t threatening.

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.02.14 15:15:10 by Talent Reply
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  • The most cringe worthy thing on the night was Victor “Superman” Matfield barking orders from the sideline and wrestling the other reserves to warm up. Only for him to get on the field and not only cock up a few times but weaken their scrum. Regardless of his form, Matfield will likely be given a free ticket to the world cup.

    Someone like PSDT wont miss out, he’s just to good not to take, but whether he gets game time or not is another story. I feel sorry for guys like Franco VDM, Bresler, De Jager and Elstadt. The guys on the fringes are going to miss out on a world cup, thats not fair, especially since there wont be any objectivity in the decision to take Matfield on Meyers part.

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.02.14 15:23:08 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 47) : it’s not sarcasm.

    The Bulls, for the most part, were ahead in the physical stakes. Poor execution on their part stymied them, but we would be incredibly naive to believe we won that game at a canter. Plenty of work still to do.

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.02.14 15:43:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 49) : Rob, their forwards only really showed any dominance in the tight exchanges, particularly their mauls and defense of our pick and drives.

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.02.14 16:19:34 by Talent Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 50) : I hoped that the pick and drive crap would be gone with Plum, but apparently not. For the life of me, I don’t see the point of it.

    We never get anywhere and often just turn over possession.

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.02.14 16:35:14 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 49) : Agreed – that is why Jake did not look very happy regardless of the scoreline. Our forwards had no clue on how to defend the Bull’s maul. We also did not make much progress with our pick and drives – Bulls mostly tackled us back.

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.02.14 16:51:26 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 50) : only showed dominance in the tight exchanges? Um… that’s a pretty darn big chunk of forward play right there.

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.02.14 17:20:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • I also thought we were in trouble in the tighter exchanges and alot of sharks supporters are being naive.If the bulls were just a fraction smarter on the day the game could have gone differently.
    The big problem for me is that we dont have a big enforcer type no 4 lock and the bulls had 3.Bresler is good but his stats say he only weighs 113 kg and thats a little to light for a no 4 and it showed yesterday!!!

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.02.14 17:22:39 by tigershark Reply

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  • Loved Marcel. Has improved leaps and bounds as a fetcher. I also liked Deysel in his brief stint and would have liked to see more of the Coetzee-Deysel-Kanko trio. Alas, that was not to be due to Deysel’s yellow, a tad unjust in the individual context, but given the number of team warnings we’d had, not unjustified when you look at the game as a whole.

    Minus points- poor defence of the maul, and leaving it very, very late for the bonus point. It’s almost as if we forgot that we could have had a bonus.

    Wondering whom to tip for Cheetahs-Bulls next week? One lifeline already used in LMS 😳

    PS- great crowd at the Tank. Almost 25% more than last season’s best! ( at Saders game I think)

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.02.14 17:34:15 by gatewayshark Reply

     
  • What negative crap from some above,when last did the Sharks look the real deal,won the first game,with a bonus point ,even Bissie in post game interview looked focused like a winner,this is Great White rugby,no glam and glitz,just winning rugby,damn well done

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.02.14 20:08:41 by benji Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 6) : JJ and Serfontein got very little ball so hardly possible to judge. Both did well enough with the little ball they got. JJ stepped Frans with ease, the first ball he got.

    Jordaan showed good pace when put into space…….he had no-one to beat, but did well in space

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.02.14 20:36:28 by Saffex Reply

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  • @benji (Comment 56) : I don’t think anyone is being negative, benj,,,, I can only speak for myself, but I am blown away with the fact that we picked up 5 points from this game.

    Key thing, though, is not get carried away and gloss over the stuff that didn’t work so well. We can celebrate the win while still acknowledging that there’s plenty of work to be done,

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.02.14 20:42:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Saffex (Comment 57) : dude, JJ is fokken useless. Get with the program.

    As for Jan, he remains a very talented youngster, but Frans Steyn dominated him in every possible way yesterday and showed the kid exactly how much he still has to learn.

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.02.14 20:43:21 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 52) : Also not happy with the pack’s performance. That aspect of the game needs to be improved big time. Maybe Bressler needs a few more weeks to get used to things, if that is the case Peet might be a good idea.

  • Comment 60, posted at 16.02.14 21:03:24 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • That was a good game. Truly entertaining. We need to work on discipline. Also, Anton Bresler was a bit sketchy. Perhaps we need to see Lewies, Marais, or Oosthuizen there against the Hurricanes, most likely Oosthuizen, given that Lewies is a 5. On the other hand, how good was PSdT even against Matfield?

  • Comment 61, posted at 16.02.14 21:47:48 by David12246 Reply

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  • @David12246 (Comment 61) : Referring to the lineouts in that last bit.

  • Comment 62, posted at 16.02.14 21:48:20 by David12246 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : What utter rubbish, if you think JJ is useless then you know fokal about rugby.

    How did Frans dominate Serfontein exactly…..apart from the one time he bashed him, huh?

    Frans had a solid game, but he never beat defenders like Serfontein did on that one break of his

  • Comment 63, posted at 16.02.14 22:27:33 by Saffex Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 63) : @robdylan (Comment 58) : I agree with you and I’m sure the Great White will fix the blatant problems exposed by the Bullarinas and we can discuss when you do the player ratings but the first box has been well ticked that hasn’t happened in a long [email protected]Saffex (Comment 63) : as the game progressed so FS got more dominant period

  • Comment 64, posted at 16.02.14 22:54:25 by benji Reply
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  • @Saffex (Comment 63) : Rugby isn’t all about personally dancing around people. Steyn puts others into space and controls the game by using his team mates out wide. Steyn has an ability to add to his game the dynamic of the boot, which Serfontein cannot (as far as we have seen) do. Steyn showed this explicitly last night.

  • Comment 65, posted at 16.02.14 22:55:59 by David12246 Reply

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  • @benji (Comment 64) : Frans was good, but he never dominated Serfontein

  • Comment 66, posted at 16.02.14 23:05:01 by Saffex Reply

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  • @David12246 (Comment 65) : I agree, he was damn good…….my point is that he did not dominate Serfontein. Frans and Jordaan were given opportunities, Jordaan was put into acres of space 3 times.

    The Bulls centre pair never had the same opportunities, for they had a shocking 10 in Fouche and their forwards were on the receiving end.

  • Comment 67, posted at 16.02.14 23:07:29 by Saffex Reply

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  • The Sharks were by far the better side. The Bulls lived off the penalties handed to them, some by the Sharks but most by that little garden gnome with the whistle. Teams will always be nervous the first few moments of the first game in a comp no matter how many warm ups you play and playing away from home gives you a little more freedom so not surprised the Bulls stayed in touching distance for the first part. But quality will always shine through as it did. Good all round game from everyone. The form of Coetzee, Kanko, Steyn and Mvovo was pleasing. Marais becoming very solid at the back. But they have to cut that penalty count or the Canes will hurt us.

  • Comment 68, posted at 17.02.14 07:56:15 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 63) : I think the majority vote is with me on this one, boet 🙂

  • Comment 69, posted at 17.02.14 08:27:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Talent (Comment 6) : @robdylan (Comment 69) : @Saffex (Comment 66) : Can I throw a spanner in the works and say I agree with both parties here…Frans and Paul were certainly superior on the night, BUT MY GOD I don’t think i heard them mention JJ’s name all night – the ball never went passed #10 channel. I truly believe Jan and JJ are supremely talented and if allowed to play a similar, more expansive style would trouble all defences with their pace and power.

    I truly felt JJ’s performances for the Boks were far better than when Jacque Fourie made his return!! (not doubting the man’s calibre though)!!!

  • Comment 70, posted at 17.02.14 08:42:37 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @Saffex (Comment 66) : 😯 🙄 😆

    Good Morning. Did you watch the game?No? JJE is no centers bum hole. Your other child, Jaque DP was good though.

    Jordaan maimed Engelbrectht and Steyn buried both your children in a mountain of pain with one carry. Best centers in the competition? Well definitely not on defense. 😆 Im done now.

    @robdylan (Comment 69) : Not many in their right mind would disagree with you.

  • Comment 71, posted at 17.02.14 10:00:42 by Talent Reply
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  • Ah, back after a hectic time and some much-needed leave…and what a nice note to be back on. I was at King’s Park on Saturday and there were a lot of things to be enthusiatic about!
    1. First of all, THE CROWD. What a good start to the John Smit era in Super Rugby! The crowd was bigger (great move to reduce season ticket prices!), better behaved (thanks for not booing while the opposition lined up their kicks at post!) and made for a super atmosphere (what a nice mexican wave – my boys loved it!)
    2. Next, THE COACH (or Director of Rugby, as the case may be) – everyone has been writing a lot about the players, but not much has been written about what was on display from a coaching perspective. Having the perfect season ticket seats on the half way line at the bottom of the top level of the East Stand, what could be seen from a bird’s eye view (and it’s never that clear on TV) was very telling. I haven’t seen a Sharks side as well organised as this in a long time. Our defensive organisation was superb…and whenever unexpected reshuffling had to take place (i.e. after an unexpected turnover or that one intercept), it was wonderful to see how quickly we re-organized and snuffed the attacks out. Everyone is talking about how the Bulls’ mistakes let us off the hook…not much is being said about how many of those mistakes were forced by the pressure of a well-organised defense (I was especially impressed by Paul Jordaan’s defensive work – was a bit concerned there and kept an eye out for him…he was brilliant!). There were a few concerns, especially amongst the forwards (scrums and defense against the rolling mall) and Lambie’s kicking at goal…but that was countered by the frankly astounding adjustments made by Marcel Coetzee re: his work on the ground at the breakdowns, the wonderful sight of Pat Lambie taking the ball flatter, the awesome sight of Frans Steyn being a monster (!!) and the generally impressive play of our backline. It was very clear that a general stamp has been placed on our play by Jake White and that he has worked very hard on specific areas with individual players. A BIG THUMBS UP TO JAKE!!
    3. Then THE CAPTAIN – I think Bismarck did very well: he remained calm (except once or twice when he got a bit heated in debate with Jaco Peyper), he took mostly good decisions, didn’t hang on to the ball too much himself and was disciplined. He seemed to have the players well in hand. Keep that going, Bissie!
    4. And last, but certainly not least, THE PLAYERS. Rob, I think you got your player ratings spot on (maybe taking a full point off Lambie for his kicking was a bit harsh – most of the kicks were toughies, at least one of his penalty kicks from distance was a real beaut and his general play was outstanding). Well done men!
    All in all, a very promising start. Now the one other thing I’ll be looking out for is an improvement on the consistency front (hasn’t that been our nemesis in recent seasons!).
    Sorry for the extended review, rather than just a comment, but hey…I wanted to share my reasons for optimism!
    Lastly, who does one talk to, to get Windhoek Light (the only ACTUAL light beer around) sold at the stadium? I have to drive 130kms home after the game, but still would like to enjoy a few beers at the game!!! 🙂

  • Comment 72, posted at 17.02.14 10:05:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Saffex (Comment 63) : that is it One break – Francois assisted in two tries!

  • Comment 73, posted at 17.02.14 11:13:28 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • Sharks could not ask for a better start to Super Rugby 2014…

  • Comment 74, posted at 17.02.14 13:18:26 by Charlie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 69) : I yeah and that is why Meyer has offered him a central Bok contract…..I think you will find that the majority thinks quite the opposite to what you think.

    You have to be a rugby ignoramus to conclude that JJ is useless and I am not just saying that for effect, I mean it sincerely.

  • Comment 75, posted at 17.02.14 23:48:16 by Saffex Reply

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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 70) : Spot on

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  • @Talent (Comment 71) : You clearly never saw the game if you conclude that Jordaan maimed JJ……for not once did Jordaan come close to beating JJ……all I saw from Jordaan was a player put into space by others and using that space to good effect with his pace……he never created anything of his own. So sir you are speaking utter sh1t

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 73) : Frans was very good…..I am not saying otherwise

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