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Super Rugby 2014: Cell C Sharks (31) v Vodacom Bulls (16) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Sharks on 15 Feb 2014 at 18:00
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Welcome to Durban where the signs are pointing towards a far bigger crowd than Growthpoint Kings Park has seen in some time.

Jake White’s Sharks may have a new coach, sponsor, team name, captain and whatever else, but ultimately their is not too much particularly new about the personnel named to take on the old foe today. The tight five, back row and back three all have a seasoned look, with only the attacking axis from 9 through to 13 inexperienced as a combination, if not individually. The Sharks boast a shade over 950 caps’ worth of Super Rugby experience and should really not be overawed by the challenge they’ll face from the Bulls today; that said, we’ve seen better sharks teams lose to worse opposition in this competition, so fans would be wise to take nothing for granted.

Frans Ludeke is the most experienced coach anywhere in this competition and has two more winners medals than any other South African coach can lay claim to. He may have been forced to select youngsters at 4, 6 and 7, but aside from that has a pretty experienced squad himself, notwithstanding the departure of a slew of household names from Loftus last season. Many feel that the Bulls will miss Morne Steyn’s generalship at number 10 and while understudy Louis Fouche doesn’t carry nearly the same aura as the departing record points scorer, he is no newcomer to this level, having amassed more than 20 caps for the Bulls in Super Rugby over the last two seasons.

One factor that will affect both teams, of course, is the dreaded Durban humidity and it remains to be seen whether the sticky conditions prove as great a leveler as they have in years gone by.

This intriguing contest kicks off at 19h10 SA time. Be sure to tune in.

Cell C Sharks: 15. SP Marais, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Frans Steyn, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4. Anton Bresler, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Stephan Lewies, 20. Jean Deysel, 21. Charl McLeod, 22. Heimar Williams, 23. S’bura Sithole

Vodacom Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Louis FouchΓ©, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (capt), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross, 5 Flip van der Merwe, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Victor Matfield, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 HandrΓ© Pollard, 23 Ulrich Beyers.


218 Comments

  • Sssssssssshhhhhhaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrkkkkkkksssssssss!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.02.14 18:38:48 by RuckingFun Reply
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  • I AM NOT A PATIENT MAN…….Cant wait anymore!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.02.14 18:45:34 by pienaar111 Reply
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  • So now we got to listen to the nauseating Stransky.

    Common sharks

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.02.14 18:57:59 by Bayshark Reply
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  • Wow, it’s so empty. Anyway, good luck boys…believe.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.02.14 18:58:49 by GreatSharksays Reply
     
  • So… the Lions are top of the super 15 log. Who whoulda thunk…

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.02.14 19:00:36 by Pablo Dinero Reply
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  • my frazzled nerves…. JEEZ, let’s just get on with it

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.02.14 19:00:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ok, that was a pic shown earlier….attendance not bad.

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.02.14 19:06:21 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • I’m going to enjoy this very much indeed.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.02.14 19:07:02 by klempie Reply

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  • Gonna be tight. Humidity may stop this being a pretty game.

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.02.14 19:07:54 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Flame machines? Come on John. πŸ˜•

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.02.14 19:09:56 by klempie Reply

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  • Looks like a good crowd!

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.02.14 19:10:27 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Geez but Kanye looks in fantast condition.

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.02.14 19:10:47 by Bayshark Reply

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  • So freakin nervous!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.02.14 19:11:56 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Gotta say, the new Sharks jersey looks even better in action. The Camo Koei one not so much

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.02.14 19:13:00 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Nice early chance to get a few points. Lets see how Pat is feeling.

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.02.14 19:13:49 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Coetzee you beaut, common Pat…… Great start

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.02.14 19:14:38 by Bayshark Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 13) : Why? I honestly believe we are going to hammer them.

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.02.14 19:14:47 by klempie Reply

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  • Reinach okay?

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.02.14 19:14:52 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Sharks 3 – 0 Bulls 3 mins

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.02.14 19:15:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • Jordaan loses the ball way too often in the tackle.

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.02.14 19:18:51 by rhineshark Reply
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  • 3 – 3 drop by Fouche. Pity

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.02.14 19:19:38 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Fouche drop goal. 3-all after 9 min

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.02.14 19:20:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Been awhile since I saw Kings Park so full. Well done Durban.

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.02.14 19:20:56 by klempie Reply

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  • What a move! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.02.14 19:21:22 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Awesome break Mvovo and Jordaan goes over in the corner. Great try

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.02.14 19:21:22 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Oooooo….classic Jake! 😎

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.02.14 19:21:41 by klempie Reply

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  • try Paul Jordaan

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.02.14 19:21:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yes plz!!

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.02.14 19:21:46 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Sho!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.02.14 19:22:22 by vanmartin Reply
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  • 8-3 Sharks after 11 min

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.02.14 19:22:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lambie misses the touchline conversion

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.02.14 19:23:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well done to make use of both our speed merchants Jake

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.02.14 19:23:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • We’re not protecting the ball very well.

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.02.14 19:25:17 by klempie Reply

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  • Bresler tackling like a machine

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.02.14 19:25:58 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Sharks 8 – 6 Bulls after 14 min

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.02.14 19:27:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hmmm.. easy 3 points gifted back. Sharks bad loss in the maul

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.02.14 19:27:19 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Sharks need more commitment at the breakdown. The Bulls are practically taking the ball at will.

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.02.14 19:29:13 by lostfish Reply
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  • Another ruck penalty. Chance for the Bulls to take a 9 – 8 lead. Long kick but quite possible

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.02.14 19:29:24 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Kick short and wide still 8 – 6

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.02.14 19:30:01 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Sharks losing the ball a bit too easily.

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.02.14 19:33:11 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Coetzee, Jordaan and The Hoff really putting their hands up

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.02.14 19:33:45 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Reinach!! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.02.14 19:34:02 by klempie Reply

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  • looks like a try to Reinach…. but going to TMO

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.02.14 19:34:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Damn.

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.02.14 19:34:53 by klempie Reply

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  • Possible try Reinach…

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.02.14 19:35:12 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Not going to be a try

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.02.14 19:36:05 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • hmmm – doubt we’ll get that one

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.02.14 19:36:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • Agreed

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.02.14 19:36:27 by vanmartin Reply
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  • LOL. I think we got lucky there. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.02.14 19:36:36 by klempie Reply

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  • Probably penalty Bulls on 22 are at least a scrum. Not going to be a sharks try though

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.02.14 19:36:43 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • try awarded!

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.02.14 19:37:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) : What??? Sharks very very lucky there

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.02.14 19:37:38 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Wow!!

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.02.14 19:37:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • 13-6 Sharks

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.02.14 19:38:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lucky! TMO decision could easily have gone the other way.

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.02.14 19:38:07 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 52) : Definite rub of the green there

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.02.14 19:38:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Come on Pat! Need all the points we can get.

  • Comment 57, posted at 15.02.14 19:38:38 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • C’mon Pat!!

  • Comment 58, posted at 15.02.14 19:38:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Our discipline is dicey at the moment. Peyper is losing patience with us .

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.02.14 19:40:03 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Another penalty shot to the Bulls. Missed kicks could hurt the sharks. Hope Pat finds his radar soon.

  • Comment 60, posted at 15.02.14 19:40:25 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Getting hammered in the maul! Come on stop them!

  • Comment 61, posted at 15.02.14 19:41:38 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Our structures on defence are all over the show. Quite surprising from Jake.

  • Comment 62, posted at 15.02.14 19:42:10 by klempie Reply

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  • I see a card coming.

  • Comment 63, posted at 15.02.14 19:42:38 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Bulls going for the corner… Sharks better find a way to sack the maul or its going to be a 5 pointer here.

  • Comment 64, posted at 15.02.14 19:42:48 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Yet another penalty and close to a card

  • Comment 65, posted at 15.02.14 19:44:18 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Great defensive organisation from Mvovo

  • Comment 66, posted at 15.02.14 19:44:19 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Phew!

  • Comment 67, posted at 15.02.14 19:44:52 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Relief as Bulls knock the ball on

  • Comment 68, posted at 15.02.14 19:44:58 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Stupid from the Bulls. Should’ve gone for the scrum.

  • Comment 69, posted at 15.02.14 19:45:03 by klempie Reply

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  • Sharks defense holding but they need to clear it now.

  • Comment 70, posted at 15.02.14 19:46:21 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Nice one Cobus.

  • Comment 71, posted at 15.02.14 19:47:01 by klempie Reply

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  • Well done Reinach

  • Comment 72, posted at 15.02.14 19:48:11 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Excellent clearance Reinach. Finally some relief

  • Comment 73, posted at 15.02.14 19:48:20 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Rubbish kick from Hougaard

  • Comment 74, posted at 15.02.14 19:49:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Penalty shot for Pat. He desperately needs to land this.

  • Comment 75, posted at 15.02.14 19:49:20 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Sharks 16 -6 Bulls

  • Comment 76, posted at 15.02.14 19:49:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yes Pat!!!

  • Comment 77, posted at 15.02.14 19:50:10 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Much better. 16 – 6

  • Comment 78, posted at 15.02.14 19:50:13 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Where’s Morne Steyn? Japan?

  • Comment 79, posted at 15.02.14 19:50:49 by klempie Reply

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  • Unlucky penalty

  • Comment 80, posted at 15.02.14 19:51:39 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Sharks back under pressure

  • Comment 81, posted at 15.02.14 19:52:18 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 79) : Eating escargot.

  • Comment 82, posted at 15.02.14 19:52:19 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 79) : Now that I think about it…where’s Frans Steyn? Haven’t seen him all game. πŸ˜•

  • Comment 83, posted at 15.02.14 19:52:55 by klempie Reply

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  • Another lucky break for the sharks. Winning the game with very little territory

  • Comment 84, posted at 15.02.14 19:53:01 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 83) : Hes made some solid tackles. Hasnt had a chance with the ball yet though

  • Comment 85, posted at 15.02.14 19:53:35 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 82) : Thanks.

  • Comment 86, posted at 15.02.14 19:53:53 by klempie Reply

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  • Geez, another penalty to the Bulls. Come on sharks

  • Comment 87, posted at 15.02.14 19:53:57 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Sharks 16 – 9 Bulls after 37 min

  • Comment 88, posted at 15.02.14 19:54:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • This game is running pretty much the same as the Cheetahs/Lions game.

  • Comment 89, posted at 15.02.14 19:54:39 by rhineshark Reply
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  • 16 – 9. Bulls go for posts and get it.

  • Comment 90, posted at 15.02.14 19:54:56 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 89) : What does that mean for us?

  • Comment 91, posted at 15.02.14 19:55:49 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 91) : Not good. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 92, posted at 15.02.14 19:56:50 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Sharks have had less than 40 percent possession. Bit frustrating to watch really

  • Comment 93, posted at 15.02.14 19:57:06 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • One last chance this half for the sharks. Best attacking position since the last try

  • Comment 94, posted at 15.02.14 19:57:45 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • That’s a beautiful try. :mrgreen:

    And Fransie finally made a showing.

  • Comment 95, posted at 15.02.14 19:58:02 by klempie Reply

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  • I wish we’d stop with the stupid, ineffective one on one pick and drives around the rucks! We just keep getting tackled backwards.

  • Comment 96, posted at 15.02.14 19:58:46 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Try on the hooter!!

  • Comment 97, posted at 15.02.14 19:58:55 by vanmartin Reply
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  • try ODWA!!!

  • Comment 98, posted at 15.02.14 19:58:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ahhhhhhh…..that’s satisfying. 😎

  • Comment 99, posted at 15.02.14 19:59:06 by klempie Reply

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  • Try Ndungane!!! You were asking abour Frans Steyn… there he was. Sharks scoring off every chance.

  • Comment 100, posted at 15.02.14 19:59:07 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Fuckn A!!!

  • Comment 101, posted at 15.02.14 19:59:24 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Pat gets the convo. Sharks 23 – 9 Bulls at half time

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  • That was beautiful

  • Comment 103, posted at 15.02.14 19:59:54 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Take a bow Reinach. Ripping the ball from Spies πŸ˜€

  • Comment 104, posted at 15.02.14 19:59:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Can any of you remember the last time we scored three tries in a half at this time of the year in Durban? 😎

  • Comment 105, posted at 15.02.14 20:00:23 by klempie Reply

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  • 23 – 9 Sharks almost unbelievably controlling the scoreboard but not the game

  • Comment 106, posted at 15.02.14 20:00:27 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 106) : Just goes to show you don’t need possession in modern rugby to control a game. Sharks making much better use of their chances

  • Comment 107, posted at 15.02.14 20:02:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • wow…. what you guys think? We’re dishing up some kak, but look SO dangerous when we click.

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  • @robdylan (Comment 108) : Pretty much that.

  • Comment 109, posted at 15.02.14 20:03:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 108) : We all know the old adage. Champion teams win ugly when they’re playing kak…but they STILL win. 😎

  • Comment 110, posted at 15.02.14 20:04:43 by klempie Reply

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  • Some new Bulls faces….EXACT SAME BORING TEMPLATE. Im sorry, call me a cynic or whatever, but that is not rugby. Look at how shit Hougie looks when trying to be a robot…such a talent he is/was.

    Use the drop as part of your arsenal…NOT AS YOUR ONLY WEAPON. Blistering pace out wide for the Bulls, and I haven’t even heard JJ, Basson and co even mentioned.

  • Comment 111, posted at 15.02.14 20:06:09 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • Who woulda thought Reinach would be so pivotal in this first half after that Sarries game?

  • Comment 112, posted at 15.02.14 20:07:16 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 108) : Composure and precision at this stage of the season…are you complaining Rob??? hahah.

    We will gain control with time

  • Comment 113, posted at 15.02.14 20:08:04 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 111) : They’re kicking everything, because we’ve never managed to catch a ball in Durban during February before.

  • Comment 114, posted at 15.02.14 20:09:28 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 114) : πŸ˜€

  • Comment 115, posted at 15.02.14 20:09:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 107) : In fact in these conditions the reverse is true. Let them make the mistakes, then feed off them.

  • Comment 116, posted at 15.02.14 20:11:00 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Jake is speaking my language

  • Comment 117, posted at 15.02.14 20:12:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Who’s on the menu for next week? Lions?

  • Comment 118, posted at 15.02.14 20:12:40 by klempie Reply

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  • Alberts not having one of his best games.

  • Comment 119, posted at 15.02.14 20:14:10 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Sharks need to watch out or they will be down a man soon

  • Comment 120, posted at 15.02.14 20:15:50 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Lucky let off

  • Comment 121, posted at 15.02.14 20:16:14 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Give Jordaan some superglue!

  • Comment 122, posted at 15.02.14 20:17:34 by rhineshark Reply
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  • OK….they’ve turned to the old age home.

  • Comment 123, posted at 15.02.14 20:18:06 by klempie Reply

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  • Great break Jordaan, but again loses the ball in contact

  • Comment 124, posted at 15.02.14 20:18:31 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Jeepers. Straight as an arrow.

  • Comment 125, posted at 15.02.14 20:20:30 by klempie Reply

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  • Great scrum pressure from the Sharks!

  • Comment 126, posted at 15.02.14 20:20:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Come on Pat. Keep the scoreboard ticking and take the game away from them

  • Comment 127, posted at 15.02.14 20:20:46 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Lambie slots another penalty. Sharks 26 – 9 Bulls

  • Comment 128, posted at 15.02.14 20:20:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • 26-9 Sharks after 47 min

  • Comment 129, posted at 15.02.14 20:21:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Excellent kick. 26 – 9

  • Comment 130, posted at 15.02.14 20:21:43 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Pat’s found his kicking boots

  • Comment 131, posted at 15.02.14 20:21:43 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Steyn knocks Serfontein on his ass

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  • Oupa infringement in his first lineout… πŸ˜•

  • Comment 133, posted at 15.02.14 20:22:56 by klempie Reply

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  • And rips his ugly camo off

  • Comment 134, posted at 15.02.14 20:23:23 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Bulls beginning to make some mistakes. looking a bit desperate. Fransie coming for a long penalty shot

  • Comment 135, posted at 15.02.14 20:24:17 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Bulls will rightly be pissed off that they got penalised for pulling down when Peyper missed us doing it two lineouts in a row and scored from one.

  • Comment 136, posted at 15.02.14 20:24:20 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 136) : True

  • Comment 137, posted at 15.02.14 20:25:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Missed but sharks still on attack

  • Comment 138, posted at 15.02.14 20:25:26 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Right guys…let’s have a lineout.

  • Comment 139, posted at 15.02.14 20:25:37 by klempie Reply

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  • Another penalty sharks

  • Comment 140, posted at 15.02.14 20:26:35 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 134) : I think we’ll call that a huge design improvement. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 141, posted at 15.02.14 20:26:37 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Jordaan really impressing in defence in my opinion

  • Comment 142, posted at 15.02.14 20:27:19 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 141) : Well done sir πŸ™‚

  • Comment 143, posted at 15.02.14 20:27:54 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Our attack isn’t much more creative than the Bulls’. 😐

  • Comment 144, posted at 15.02.14 20:29:20 by rhineshark Reply
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  • There is only ONE Bok 8 playing in this game

  • Comment 145, posted at 15.02.14 20:29:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Sharks making no headway in the pick and maul

  • Comment 146, posted at 15.02.14 20:30:17 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • It’s beginning to feel like we’ve broken them.

  • Comment 147, posted at 15.02.14 20:30:17 by klempie Reply

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  • Jeez boys, had my heart pounding there!

  • Comment 148, posted at 15.02.14 20:31:49 by vanmartin Reply
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  • We need to get a bonus point.

  • Comment 149, posted at 15.02.14 20:32:07 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Wow, excellent scrambling defense. Sharks mustnt go to sleep here

  • Comment 150, posted at 15.02.14 20:32:08 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 149) : Indeed

  • Comment 151, posted at 15.02.14 20:32:56 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Deysel and lewies on, Alberts and Bresler off.

  • Comment 152, posted at 15.02.14 20:33:36 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • What an amazing crowd.

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  • @klempie (Comment 153) : Yeah, great to hear them cheering!!

  • Comment 154, posted at 15.02.14 20:34:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Sharks need to get the bonus point. 3 tries in first half cant be wasted away

  • Comment 155, posted at 15.02.14 20:34:57 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Coetzee and the Hoff have been superb

  • Comment 156, posted at 15.02.14 20:35:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Reinach had a good game.

  • Comment 157, posted at 15.02.14 20:36:54 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Sharks conditioning starting to pay dividends

  • Comment 158, posted at 15.02.14 20:37:02 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Come on sharks. Got them where we want them. Put pressure on the scrum and lets get the fourth try!!

  • Comment 159, posted at 15.02.14 20:37:20 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Opportunity lost

  • Comment 160, posted at 15.02.14 20:38:56 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Beast!!!!

  • Comment 161, posted at 15.02.14 20:41:06 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Come on guys!!! One more try to cap the evening!

  • Comment 162, posted at 15.02.14 20:41:21 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Need that bonus point, come on sharks

  • Comment 163, posted at 15.02.14 20:41:24 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • So Saffex has been wrong about just about everything. Especially centers

  • Comment 164, posted at 15.02.14 20:42:08 by Talent Reply
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  • It looks like we’re just waiting for something to happen to get the fourth try. Why aren’t we playing field position and going for it constructively?

  • Comment 165, posted at 15.02.14 20:42:35 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Well this is going to make the bonus point hunt rather tough! Deysel gets a yellow

  • Comment 166, posted at 15.02.14 20:43:03 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Inevitable yellow card finally makes its appearance

  • Comment 167, posted at 15.02.14 20:43:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Well done Adriaandse, vital steal in our red zone

  • Comment 168, posted at 15.02.14 20:44:33 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Adriaanse has been solid on the deck. Two steals now

  • Comment 169, posted at 15.02.14 20:44:42 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 167) : Ours tenders were in early on.

  • Comment 170, posted at 15.02.14 20:45:15 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 170) : πŸ˜€

  • Comment 171, posted at 15.02.14 20:45:40 by vanmartin Reply
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  • SP Marais, great positional play this evening. Really solid.

  • Comment 172, posted at 15.02.14 20:46:38 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Bonus point is beginning to fade lads. Need to make something happen

  • Comment 173, posted at 15.02.14 20:47:17 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Fransie to flyhalf. Pat to bloodbin.

  • Comment 174, posted at 15.02.14 20:47:18 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Things are looking very rushed and disorganised out there. If we do get the bonus try it will be though a Bulls error or some individual brilliance.

  • Comment 175, posted at 15.02.14 20:47:35 by rhineshark Reply
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  • [email protected]vanmartin (Comment 174) : And the try machine

  • Comment 176, posted at 15.02.14 20:47:49 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Bulls finally score with their driving maul.

  • Comment 177, posted at 15.02.14 20:49:34 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Sharks 26 – 16 Bulls after 73 min

  • Comment 178, posted at 15.02.14 20:49:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • Damn. Try Bulls. Made the advantage in the maul count. At least it gets us back to halfway

  • Comment 179, posted at 15.02.14 20:49:55 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Cant let them get a sniff in this game. We need to get back on attack

  • Comment 180, posted at 15.02.14 20:50:29 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Well done Marcel!

  • Comment 181, posted at 15.02.14 20:51:01 by klempie Reply

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  • Coetzee has done the best fetching I’ve ever seen him do.

  • Comment 182, posted at 15.02.14 20:51:26 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 182) : Yeah, he’s been vital in breaking opposition momentum

  • Comment 183, posted at 15.02.14 20:52:35 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Ill be the first to say Coetzee has vastly improved his groundwork….lets hope its consistent!!!
    It will be vital going forward

  • Comment 184, posted at 15.02.14 20:53:01 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • So glad I don’t have to tackle Frans Steyn

  • Comment 185, posted at 15.02.14 20:54:06 by vanmartin Reply
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  • That might have been our chance lost

  • Comment 186, posted at 15.02.14 20:54:08 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • COME ON OKES!!

  • Comment 187, posted at 15.02.14 20:55:01 by klempie Reply

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  • Come on now sharks!!!

  • Comment 188, posted at 15.02.14 20:55:53 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Come on come on come on

  • Comment 189, posted at 15.02.14 20:57:47 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOHOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • Comment 190, posted at 15.02.14 20:59:39 by klempie Reply

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  • Thanks Jaco Peyper! πŸ˜€

  • Comment 191, posted at 15.02.14 21:00:03 by rhineshark Reply
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  • WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!

  • Comment 192, posted at 15.02.14 21:00:05 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Lambie!!!!!!

  • Comment 193, posted at 15.02.14 21:00:34 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Great patience. The perfect start. Well done boys

  • Comment 194, posted at 15.02.14 21:01:04 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Lambie bonus point try! We win 31-16

  • Comment 195, posted at 15.02.14 21:01:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Congrats Sharks. 2/2 for Superbru for me

  • Comment 196, posted at 15.02.14 21:02:36 by Mutley Reply
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  • Patience…Composure…Precision…

    3 Things we have lacked in recent years. NOT TONIGHT BABY!!!

  • Comment 197, posted at 15.02.14 21:03:06 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • Congrats Sharks! An ugly win I’ll take ANY day when bonus points are involved

  • Comment 198, posted at 15.02.14 21:03:57 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Great start to the season but still a lot of room for improvement.

  • Comment 199, posted at 15.02.14 21:06:28 by lostfish Reply
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  • Coetzee motm in my opinion

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  • @Bok-Clyde-Kiwi (Comment 200) : 100% agreed

  • Comment 201, posted at 15.02.14 21:10:24 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 198) : Was it really that ugly?

  • Comment 202, posted at 15.02.14 21:11:29 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @MerckZ (Comment 202) : Wasn’t pretty

  • Comment 203, posted at 15.02.14 21:13:25 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Gotta love Coetzee accepting the Vodacom MOTM in his Cell C jersey πŸ™‚

  • Comment 204, posted at 15.02.14 21:14:10 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Good job boys! Happy days

  • Comment 205, posted at 15.02.14 21:16:20 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Insightful comment from Mallet regarding one of the main Bulls problem – unbalanced loose trio. So true.

  • Comment 206, posted at 15.02.14 21:19:44 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Must say Paul Jordaan looked good as an attacking weapon

  • Comment 207, posted at 15.02.14 21:24:57 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 207) : Good on defense too. Sithole breathing down his neck must be doing the trick.

  • Comment 208, posted at 15.02.14 21:27:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Wow!! Well done Cobus…100% improvement. Good game by Sharks. Really entertained us fans. Everyone played well.

  • Comment 209, posted at 15.02.14 21:43:05 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • Big up to all the Durban people that attended the game.

  • Comment 210, posted at 15.02.14 21:45:36 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • Well done SHARKS. Full Points after ugly win. The match never seemed to get off the ground except for a couple of telling darts. It must have been hell playing in that heat and humidity. Lambie’s positional play and out of hand kicks, brilliant – but he must get more kicks over!

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 204) : Awesome! I was about to ask who got MOTM. Agree that he deserved it. Gotta say even as a huge fan of his I wasn’t expecting him to be so good at stealing ball which was not easy with the bulls actually rucking very well and the slippery conditions. Oh and a shout out to Lourens who I thought was brilliant.

    Fantastic to see that massive crowd. So much to be happy about this evening. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 212, posted at 15.02.14 22:03:45 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 203) : Thought some of the tries were quite pretty.

    There is one thing that worried me though; our mauls aren’t what they used to be. One thing you have to say about Plum, we defended against rolling mauls well, whilst we were always a good bet to score a try from one of our own. Think the Sharks will get a visit from Gert Smal anytime soon?

  • Comment 213, posted at 15.02.14 22:50:58 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @MerckZ (Comment 213) : Don’t stress, the ploy was to sack the mauls as soon as the jumper landed. With the high tempo we were going to play the game and the toll the heat would take on the players, maybe the coaching stuff decided to use our energy wisely and not try to counter the rucks that would be employed by a pack that was selected to maul everything.

  • Comment 214, posted at 16.02.14 08:04:07 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 214) : I’m sure you’re right – and I’m sure we’ll get better at sacking the maul with a little more practice and as we get better at reading referees. I’m just dreading us contracting the Australian disease of being rubbish at rolling mauls. We saw Plum’s influence on the Irish pack, it was something we did well…

  • Comment 215, posted at 16.02.14 09:57:32 by MerckZ Reply

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  • @MerckZ (Comment 215) : I can guarantee you that Jake White will not be happy with his forwards being bullied at the maul. He relies on dominant forwards. Expect it to be remedied soon.

  • Comment 216, posted at 16.02.14 10:01:24 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 214) : That and the fact that the Bulls have always been the grand masters at the maul. Even if you know its coming its incredibly difficult to stop when the Bulls do it right. Considering where the bulls are in terms of rebuilding they would have focused much of their preparation in getting their main strengths right. Kicking and mauls. The former not been executed very well with the lack of Steyn.

  • Comment 217, posted at 16.02.14 10:06:11 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @gregkaos (Comment 217) : True. Their big loose trio were well suited to mauling everything to death but little else. But this also tired their loosies as they were far less abrasive at the rucks by the end of the first half

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