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Vodacom Super Rugby: Vodacom Bulls (23) v Cell C Sharks (19) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 22 Mar 2014 at 18:00
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The big one takes place at Loftus this evening.

The Bulls will want revenge after taking a smack at Kings Park earlier in the season. The Sharks are protecting a proud unbeaten record and will want to show that they can win on the road as well as at home.

Kick-off in Pretoria is at 7:10pm.

Vodacom Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Dewald Potgieter, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 MornΓ© Mellett, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Grant Hattingh, 20 Jono Ross, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 HandrΓ© Pollard, 23 Ulrich Beyers.

Cell C Sharks: 15 SP Marais, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Frans Steyn, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Stephan Lewies, 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 Etienne Oosthuizen, 20 Lubabalo Mtembu, 21 Charl McLeod, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Andre Esterhuizen.


185 Comments

  • Evening folks. Beautiful highveld evening here at Loftus. Weather is pretty fair, slight chill in the air. Pitch looks okay. A little patchy in places but judging by the warm-up match it’s suited to a running game.

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.03.14 18:26:39 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Sharks Forever!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.03.14 18:35:33 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 1) : Coooool!! 😎

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.03.14 19:03:18 by rhineshark Reply
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  • My goodness that #invisiBull ad is the most embarrasing thing on tv!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.03.14 19:05:24 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Cant wait for tonights game !!

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.03.14 19:06:57 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Wheres the sell out crowd? probably still in the pub. Speaking about the pub did I see correctly last week that beers were being drunk at Kings Park. I presume the ban must be over.

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.03.14 19:09:10 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Just love the way Beast pumps his chest when running out of the tunnel

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.03.14 19:09:12 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Yoooohooo game time!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.03.14 19:11:02 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Pat to kick off

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.03.14 19:11:46 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Game Time! Do us proud Sharkies!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.03.14 19:11:55 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • I wish Coetzee would pass sometimes.

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.03.14 19:12:58 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Hope Coetzee can put in another MOTM game. Scrum pen against Sharks.

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.03.14 19:14:26 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Breakdown will be crucial today

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.03.14 19:15:40 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Pat should learn to kick it out.

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.03.14 19:16:20 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Serfontein not releasing.

    Steyn to kick for poles.

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.03.14 19:17:18 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Lambie off.Swiel on

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.03.14 19:18:20 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Alberts jou doring!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.03.14 19:18:49 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Beauty!!!!

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.03.14 19:18:56 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • OutRAGEOUS!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.03.14 19:19:15 by klempie Reply

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  • Let’s keep this up boys!!!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.03.14 19:19:43 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Lambie looks like a Bicep injury

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.03.14 19:20:03 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • What happened to Pat?

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.03.14 19:20:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @Die Kriek (Comment 21) : oh

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.03.14 19:20:22 by klempie Reply

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  • 0 – 7

    Swiel conv.

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.03.14 19:20:23 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Bulls don’t know wtf to do with the ball. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.03.14 19:24:06 by klempie Reply

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  • Pen. Bulls

    Sharks off feet

    Pottie going for posts

    3 – 7

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.03.14 19:26:01 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Mcleod on

    Reinach off

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.03.14 19:27:57 by DBOY Reply

     
  • why is reinach off

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.03.14 19:30:48 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • @Son Of Mayhem (Comment 28) : Im not sure.

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.03.14 19:31:40 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Bulls getting momentum and Pottie puts a DG over

    6 – 7

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.03.14 19:33:24 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Cobus het n gewrig besering

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.03.14 19:37:48 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Lewies getting att

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.03.14 19:38:22 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Steyn tackling Serfontein hard πŸ™‚

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.03.14 19:42:14 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Bissie’s not the same player since he’s become captain.

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.03.14 19:44:48 by rhineshark Reply
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  • aimless kicking Swiel

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.03.14 19:45:07 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Matfield playing centre

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.03.14 19:46:40 by DBOY Reply

     
  • If our tactic is to play in their half we’re way off the mark.

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.03.14 19:47:28 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 37) : Jake will sort them out at HT

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.03.14 19:50:31 by klempie Reply

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  • Steyn converted a long range pen

    6 – 10

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.03.14 19:50:45 by DBOY Reply

     
  • Insane. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.03.14 19:51:00 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 38) : Let’s hope so. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.03.14 19:51:47 by rhineshark Reply
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  • My kingdom for a Sharks forward who knows when to pass. πŸ™„

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.03.14 19:53:23 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Fransie lining up another one

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.03.14 19:53:52 by DBOY Reply

     
  • 6 – 13

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.03.14 19:54:42 by DBOY Reply

     
  • He’s insane. 😎

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.03.14 19:55:09 by klempie Reply

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  • Clueless on attack!

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.03.14 19:55:31 by Ben Reply
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  • Our only saving grace thus far is that the Bulls are trying things outside of their comfort zone in order to take us out of ours.

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.03.14 20:01:23 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Kicking is the Bulls’ game, we should not play it with them.

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.03.14 20:05:12 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • @Son Of Mayhem (Comment 48) : Kicking is OK, but kak kicking isn’t. We always seem to end up worse off.

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.03.14 20:06:43 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Im getting a sinking feeling about all of this. How many years in the past have the sharks started well, winning lots of games without getting out of second gear. All along we keep the hope that when they get out of second gear they will really be a force, only to watch them slowly work their way back to first gear, then reverse. Sounding a bit pessimistic I know, but it would be great if the sharks win in style. These games where they play 10 mins of great rugby then sleepwalk their way to the win is not exactly convincing.

  • Comment 50, posted at 22.03.14 20:07:47 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • That Swiel kick was a case in point.

  • Comment 51, posted at 22.03.14 20:08:27 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 50) : We haven’t lost yet.

  • Comment 52, posted at 22.03.14 20:09:29 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Great defense by Steyn and Swiel.

  • Comment 53, posted at 22.03.14 20:10:06 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 52) : Agreed, but its more the way we are winning…

  • Comment 54, posted at 22.03.14 20:10:26 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 54) : I know. I’m also in that camp. πŸ˜€

  • Comment 55, posted at 22.03.14 20:12:22 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 55) : I mean I hope Im wrong, but this is all beginning to look a bit familiar.

  • Comment 56, posted at 22.03.14 20:14:28 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Alberts not passing and pissing away possession. I really thought JW would have drilled mindless bash-it-up crap out of them. Seems not. πŸ˜₯

  • Comment 57, posted at 22.03.14 20:14:42 by rhineshark Reply
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  • WTF is up with our scrum at the moment???

  • Comment 58, posted at 22.03.14 20:15:20 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • awful awful tackling

  • Comment 59, posted at 22.03.14 20:16:13 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • And because of a kak decision by Alberts on the Bulls 22 we end up conceding a try.

  • Comment 60, posted at 22.03.14 20:17:24 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 58) : Forget the scrum. What about the lineouts?

  • Comment 61, posted at 22.03.14 20:18:32 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Bulls are crushing us in the set pieces.

  • Comment 62, posted at 22.03.14 20:18:33 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • It’s going to shit now. πŸ˜•

  • Comment 63, posted at 22.03.14 20:21:05 by klempie Reply

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  • This doesn’t look like a champion team at the moment. I’m trying to figure out our game plan. Got the Plumtree-era deja vu.

  • Comment 64, posted at 22.03.14 20:21:36 by rhineshark Reply
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  • This is going very pear shaped

  • Comment 65, posted at 22.03.14 20:22:23 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Can someone please tell me what the [email protected]#$ happened at halftime?

  • Comment 66, posted at 22.03.14 20:23:42 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • I thought Jake said he had the Bulls figured out?

  • Comment 67, posted at 22.03.14 20:23:57 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Well, there’s 14 unanswered points for you

  • Comment 68, posted at 22.03.14 20:24:06 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • I think the Bulls have the most pace of all the teams…Basson left Sithole and Mvovo behind…JJ outsprinted everyone with the Sharks kickthrough in first half and Mastriet got good pace too…
    Think JJ is the fasted player at the moment…

    Eish the Sharks gotta win…they need all the points to finish top of the log

  • Comment 69, posted at 22.03.14 20:24:28 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 67) : Maybe that’s why they’re playing all this unpredictable rugby. Next time he should keep his mouth shut.

  • Comment 70, posted at 22.03.14 20:25:11 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 70) : πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  • Comment 71, posted at 22.03.14 20:26:16 by rhineshark Reply
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  • The Bulls are superior in every aspect of the game right now. Set pieces, kicking, defense. I would like to say its a wake up call, but who knows how the sharks will respond

  • Comment 72, posted at 22.03.14 20:26:30 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 72) : So far so not good at the moment…

  • Comment 73, posted at 22.03.14 20:27:40 by rhineshark Reply
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  • That lineout maul was painful to watch

  • Comment 74, posted at 22.03.14 20:29:07 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Cudos to the ref. Haven’t even noticed him.

  • Comment 75, posted at 22.03.14 20:30:11 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Have the sharks even threatened the bulls 22 in the second half?

  • Comment 76, posted at 22.03.14 20:30:17 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Why the fuck is Kanko bashing it up? 😯

  • Comment 77, posted at 22.03.14 20:31:08 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Our runners are constantly isolated. There are no quick passes, no support, no runners off the ball. Just predictable BS

  • Comment 78, posted at 22.03.14 20:31:37 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Why kick away turnover ball you moron McLeod??????

  • Comment 79, posted at 22.03.14 20:32:40 by rhineshark Reply
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  • It’s sooooo slooooooow

  • Comment 80, posted at 22.03.14 20:33:14 by klempie Reply

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  • Must be the worst Sharks game I have seen in a long time. Aimless kicking, no support at the breakdown, no back line play to speak of.

    Players looking absolutely disinterested.

  • Comment 81, posted at 22.03.14 20:34:01 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • He Sharks cannot score if they kick every single ball

  • Comment 82, posted at 22.03.14 20:34:09 by Hmmm Reply

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  • I’m dreading our overseas trip right now. This is just plain rubbish. Bissie’s captaincy is non-existent.

  • Comment 83, posted at 22.03.14 20:35:24 by rhineshark Reply
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  • We basically have a whole new tight five on the field

  • Comment 84, posted at 22.03.14 20:35:55 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Fuck this shit!!! πŸ™

  • Comment 85, posted at 22.03.14 20:36:27 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Awesome. Just awesome. Ok break, lost forward, the best attacking position of the second half over before it started.

  • Comment 86, posted at 22.03.14 20:36:37 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Seriously…wtf was that Kanko? Running away from support…trying to get clever with chip kicks…ai

  • Comment 87, posted at 22.03.14 20:36:58 by klempie Reply

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  • Chadwick crunches bulls … wow

  • Comment 88, posted at 22.03.14 20:37:16 by byron Reply

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  • Chadwick making a difference. Who woulda thunk?

  • Comment 89, posted at 22.03.14 20:37:37 by rhineshark Reply
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  • wow, and suddenly we push the bulls off the ball.

  • Comment 90, posted at 22.03.14 20:37:38 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 83) : I’ve been thinking that about Bis all half.

  • Comment 91, posted at 22.03.14 20:37:53 by klempie Reply

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  • Swiel has been too deep

  • Comment 92, posted at 22.03.14 20:38:20 by byron Reply

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  • If we win this I’ll be highly impressed.

  • Comment 93, posted at 22.03.14 20:38:56 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Bulls are giving us a sniff. Let’s take it!!

  • Comment 94, posted at 22.03.14 20:39:57 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Guys, even if the sharks manage to somehow win this, can we really feel good about it?

  • Comment 95, posted at 22.03.14 20:39:59 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • And our kicking is terrible

  • Comment 96, posted at 22.03.14 20:40:19 by byron Reply

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  • @rhineshark (Comment 93) : The word you’re looking for is ‘relieved’ or ‘flabbergasted’

  • Comment 97, posted at 22.03.14 20:40:25 by klempie Reply

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  • So we get a scrum on half way and our tactic is to kick it down Visser’s throat. 😯

  • Comment 98, posted at 22.03.14 20:41:09 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Come on Fransie…

  • Comment 99, posted at 22.03.14 20:41:17 by klempie Reply

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  • Fortunately the Bulls front row replacements are an embarrassment. Not sure about the kick.

  • Comment 100, posted at 22.03.14 20:42:10 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • What a boykie!!

  • Comment 101, posted at 22.03.14 20:42:13 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 97) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 102, posted at 22.03.14 20:42:26 by rhineshark Reply
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  • so, one early try, a penalty and 3 fifty plus meters bombs. Thats what we are pinning our hopes on…

  • Comment 103, posted at 22.03.14 20:42:56 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Esterhuizen so surprised that Bissie passed that he drops it.

  • Comment 104, posted at 22.03.14 20:43:23 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Most important scrum of the game

  • Comment 105, posted at 22.03.14 20:43:58 by klempie Reply

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  • Another chadwick bomb

  • Comment 106, posted at 22.03.14 20:44:25 by byron Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 105) : and the boys deliver.

  • Comment 107, posted at 22.03.14 20:44:34 by klempie Reply

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  • Chadwick to the rescue

  • Comment 108, posted at 22.03.14 20:44:53 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Shit…

  • Comment 109, posted at 22.03.14 20:45:35 by klempie Reply

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  • Bissie might as well not have been on the park tonight.

  • Comment 110, posted at 22.03.14 20:47:27 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Game over one would think

  • Comment 111, posted at 22.03.14 20:47:58 by klempie Reply

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  • Nope guys. Not this week

  • Comment 112, posted at 22.03.14 20:47:59 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Kanko has had a shocker. 😯

  • Comment 113, posted at 22.03.14 20:48:09 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Weve contested nothing in the air tonight

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  • Kanko fucks up again!

  • Comment 115, posted at 22.03.14 20:49:44 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Great scrumming by chadwick but the hof is having one of those games

  • Comment 116, posted at 22.03.14 20:50:11 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Kankowski fucking useless today!

  • Comment 117, posted at 22.03.14 20:50:17 by Ben Reply
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  • Damnit.

  • Comment 118, posted at 22.03.14 20:50:24 by klempie Reply

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  • Look on the bright side, a losing bonus point?

  • Comment 119, posted at 22.03.14 20:50:47 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • please bring back Keegan!!! Kankowski can’t hold on to the ball at all tonight

  • Comment 120, posted at 22.03.14 20:50:48 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • We don’t deserve to win this.

  • Comment 121, posted at 22.03.14 20:52:09 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Pathetic.

  • Comment 122, posted at 22.03.14 20:53:06 by klempie Reply

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  • Well done Bulls. We were fucking woeful!

  • Comment 123, posted at 22.03.14 20:53:19 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Well that hurts! We really needed this win

  • Comment 124, posted at 22.03.14 20:54:13 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Worlds worst kept secret was that the sharks would lose this week. It was close in the end, but they played a diabolical game of rugby. Lots of work to be done now the honeymoon is over.

  • Comment 125, posted at 22.03.14 20:54:14 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • I had this feeling when the Chiefs lost this morning. Back to the drawing board it is.

  • Comment 126, posted at 22.03.14 20:54:31 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • Pathetic is the only word I can find to describe this game from the Sharks. We are very lucky to get the losing bonus point.

  • Comment 127, posted at 22.03.14 20:54:36 by Ben Reply
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  • Ok … so the only positive from tonight … chadwick with oosthuisen behind him can scrum

  • Comment 128, posted at 22.03.14 20:54:40 by byron Reply

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  • Never even came close to scoring a try in the second half. Cant remember having possession in the bulls 22 even.

  • Comment 129, posted at 22.03.14 20:54:52 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 128) : Very impressed with Chadwick….VERY, he’s turning me into a fan

  • Comment 130, posted at 22.03.14 20:55:43 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • The champion sides of late all have forwards who can pass. We have fuckall of those.

  • Comment 131, posted at 22.03.14 20:55:50 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 129) : We scored a lucky try from the Reinach break. Other than that we didn’t look like scoring a try all game long.

  • Comment 132, posted at 22.03.14 20:56:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @rhimeshark … we actually lost it at the breakdown. Committed too few players and the bulls formed up beautifully… lined us up. Swiel was poor. His kicking was way too deep

  • Comment 133, posted at 22.03.14 20:59:05 by byron Reply

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  • Our game fell apart as soon as Lambie and later Reinach went off.

    How poor was Kanko, I mean I’ve never ever seen him play this badly, except for his first game for the Springboks.

    McLeod also returned to his regular programming.

    Bismarck has been very average thus far this season.

    Swiel was average, though he’s very young and very inexperienced.

    Roll on the bulls supporter ridicule….eish πŸ™„

  • Comment 134, posted at 22.03.14 20:59:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @byron (Comment 133) : That’s what happens when you play mindless bash-it-up crap rugby. Ask the Stormers.

  • Comment 135, posted at 22.03.14 21:00:34 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Eina. Such a nice atmosphere here on Loftus tonight. But we pitched up with no game plan. Jake spoke about predictable play and that is what we did while they ran us to shreds.
    Very disappointing very.

  • Comment 136, posted at 22.03.14 21:00:52 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • You cant blame Swiel … fowards getting slow ball and inexperienced.

  • Comment 137, posted at 22.03.14 21:01:43 by byron Reply

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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 136) : we lost our flyhalf 5 minutes into the game and our scrumhalf 10 minutes later. We have to at least account for that.

  • Comment 138, posted at 22.03.14 21:03:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • Plumtree must be happy that we’re still playing his kind of game.

  • Comment 139, posted at 22.03.14 21:03:40 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 138) : That doesn’t account for no game plan. Surely everybody has the same one?

  • Comment 140, posted at 22.03.14 21:05:15 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Most blame from my side goes on Kanko…he was the weakest link between the forwards and backs.

    Knocked the ball how many times….got turned over how many times…got caught holding on, giving away penalties how many times…and then they didn’t even sub him?!

  • Comment 141, posted at 22.03.14 21:05:27 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Look… the question is HOW are you going to play a non predictable game against the bulls. Its always going to be a forwards arm wrestle with lots of kicking. Pity we lost lambie early

  • Comment 142, posted at 22.03.14 21:06:19 by byron Reply

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  • On the bright side, we once again played like our rings and almost won despite it. And away from home this time.

  • Comment 143, posted at 22.03.14 21:07:58 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 139) : I think you have a point. Anyway, we got dominated upfront. Our locks are non existent, time to give Sykes a call. Fred needs to be in the match 23 going forward. That boy is a match winner. Result is not a train smash. We have a lot still to do. Jake and Brendon need to talk….our game needs to evolve.

  • Comment 144, posted at 22.03.14 21:09:35 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @rhineshark (Comment 143) : And we did so without our super star flyhalf and scrummie.

    At least we know that we haven’t hit our form too early in the season…so we still have something to look forward to.

  • Comment 145, posted at 22.03.14 21:10:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Losing our flyhalf and scrumhalf so early killed any momentum we have been building.

    But, let’s be honest, we were terrible!

  • Comment 146, posted at 22.03.14 21:12:15 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • At least the Bulls tried to play some rugby. The Sharks simply just kicked and hoped. When we did try and run the ball, we used one off runners, got totally isolated and just lost the ball. Lineouts one would expect the Bulls to have the upper hand, but the scrums were rubbish too. At least Chadwick and Adriaanse started dominating as soon as they came on.

    The Sharks backline was absolutely clueless. The forwards were monstered at the breakdown. The one of runners are so easy to defend against.

    The rot started with the captain – Bismarck unfortunately looked totally disinterested for most of the game.

    This team will not win the S15 – unless some drastic changes occur – starting with attitude.

  • Comment 147, posted at 22.03.14 21:13:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 130) : But is he turning KSA into a fan, once that happens he will know that he has arrived. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 148, posted at 22.03.14 21:14:05 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 144) : The loss is not the problem….the loss to the bulls is.

    I mean really, the bulls should be the bottom SA team, 1D game plan…brain dead administration, yet they’re still able to stay on top of things.

  • Comment 149, posted at 22.03.14 21:14:12 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 144) : That and Bissie doesn’t seem to have the ability to get the players together and take control. We need leadership more than anything else.

    Since Bissie became captain he’s been nowhere near his usual standard plus we’re minus a leader. Huge hole right there.

  • Comment 150, posted at 22.03.14 21:14:54 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 139) : Plum is too busy polishing his six nations medal to notice.

  • Comment 151, posted at 22.03.14 21:15:11 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 138) : yip we missed Lambie and Zeilinga to back him up. The occasion seemed big for the youngsters and with the boys kicking almost every ball away or trying to barge it up…we were bound to fail. We shall be back.

  • Comment 152, posted at 22.03.14 21:16:21 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Too much kicking. Kanko should have been subbed he just couldn’t do anything right and Steyns drops were uncharacteristically off.

  • Comment 153, posted at 22.03.14 21:16:43 by Caratacus Reply

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  • Everyone calm the f down. They played the game of their lives and we played the worst of ours. Without our halfbacks! We lost by 4. This is no more than a speed bump ffs

  • Comment 154, posted at 22.03.14 21:17:06 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 151) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 155, posted at 22.03.14 21:17:15 by rhineshark Reply
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  • I want to start a bring Keegan back campaign. Kanko???

  • Comment 156, posted at 22.03.14 21:18:06 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 154) : That’s not the issue. We had NO PLAN. If we did, can you explain it to me?

  • Comment 157, posted at 22.03.14 21:20:07 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 149) : If the Bulls have a 1-D game plan, what did we have tonight – 0-D?

  • Comment 158, posted at 22.03.14 21:20:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 158) : The beat us by thinking out of the box and playing 2-D.

  • Comment 159, posted at 22.03.14 21:22:26 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 148) : Ooh, you’ve got a point there….if he keeps this up though, even KSA will come around.

    @rhineshark (Comment 150) : Yep, very concerned about Bismarck, uninspiring play, uninspiring leadership.

    We’ve got a problem, we’re missing Keegan.

  • Comment 160, posted at 22.03.14 21:23:21 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @rhineshark (Comment 157) : Forwards crash the ball up, backs kick. Rinse and repeat….

  • Comment 161, posted at 22.03.14 21:25:12 by Seth101 Reply
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  • You could see the intention was to win with kicking and defending. Problem is we let in two pathetic tries, or it might have actually worked.

  • Comment 162, posted at 22.03.14 21:26:40 by Seth101 Reply
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  • I d rather not say anything right now.
    Except maybe this … suddenly I have stormer and Cheetah supporters on my case as well … Didn t see that coming!

  • Comment 163, posted at 22.03.14 21:26:45 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 161) : That’s what I thought. Wondered if Windie saw something that we didn’t. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 164, posted at 22.03.14 21:28:15 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Hey guys, would someone be kind enough to give a rough translation of frans’ man of the match speech?
    Appreciation in advance.

  • Comment 165, posted at 22.03.14 21:30:19 by Greg Constantaras Reply

     
  • Might not be a bad idea to start with Chadwick and Adriaanse next week – give Beast and Jannie a break.

  • Comment 166, posted at 22.03.14 21:32:07 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Greg Constantaras (Comment 165) : I’d love to mate, but I didn’t see it.

    Anyone else?

  • Comment 167, posted at 22.03.14 21:34:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Greg Constantaras (Comment 165) : He said the Proteas inspired them tonight.

  • Comment 168, posted at 22.03.14 21:35:42 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Greg Constantaras (Comment 165) : Just kidding. πŸ˜‰

    Didn’t see it.

  • Comment 169, posted at 22.03.14 21:36:43 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Frans Steyn got man of the match?

  • Comment 170, posted at 22.03.14 21:38:13 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Greg Constantaras (Comment 165) : @robdylan (Comment 167) : Ag shame…poor guy was in tears, can’t remember his exact words, but took a lot of the blame for how the team performed and he was very disappointed.

    Someone else might be able to remember the exact details of it though….got MOTM though.

  • Comment 171, posted at 22.03.14 21:39:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 170) : Also surprised. I thought JLP would have been the best candidate.

  • Comment 172, posted at 22.03.14 21:39:59 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Yeah, Felt bad for the guy, had tears in his eyes.

  • Comment 173, posted at 22.03.14 21:40:27 by Greg Constantaras Reply

     
  • @Greg Constantaras (Comment 173) : He clearly loves the Sharks, which is inspiring.

    Maybe the rest of the team will learn from his passion…

  • Comment 174, posted at 22.03.14 21:45:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @Greg Constantaras (Comment 165) : fIRSTLY HE APPOLOGISED FOR SPEAKING IN aFRIKAANS AS HE WAS FEELING VERY EMOTIONAL about the game (excuse the caps there). He then mentioned that games between the 2 teams were always huge and that just as the Bulls didnt like to lose against the Sharks, so too the Sharks hated losing to the Bull. He also mentioned that if he had naile dall his kicks that the Shraks would have won.

  • Comment 175, posted at 22.03.14 21:47:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 168) : πŸ˜† Sharks and Proteas fans really had it bad today.

  • Comment 176, posted at 22.03.14 21:48:36 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 175) : Oh and he ended it off by thanking oom (uncle) Kobus. He also did this when he won his first ever MOM award in his first CC game against WP, but then he was thanking oom Nick Cowley.

  • Comment 177, posted at 22.03.14 21:51:22 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 176) : Ja, at least the Blitzbokke won their games today…some respite.

  • Comment 178, posted at 22.03.14 21:56:09 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • He’s a class act that fransie. Never gave up in that match and humble in reflection. Thank’s for the translations guys.

  • Comment 179, posted at 22.03.14 21:56:20 by Greg Constantaras Reply

     
  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 177) : Gavin Cowley?

  • Comment 180, posted at 22.03.14 21:57:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 157) : According to Nick Mallet our (Jakes) game plan is and always has been that of the Bulls. Dominate up front, and only then play wider, kick and chase with the backs. There was no chase today.

  • Comment 181, posted at 22.03.14 21:57:25 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 180) : Sorry, yes Gavin. Nick was his cousin who I knew from PMB days

  • Comment 182, posted at 22.03.14 22:01:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 181) : I think the scary thing to me is that these are probably SA two best hopes for making the playoffs, but the quality of play from both teams does not give one a lot of hope. At least the Bulls tried a few things, competed at the breakdowns, chased their kicks.

  • Comment 183, posted at 22.03.14 22:03:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 176) : Jip, kak sporting day. The Stormers and Cheetahs losing to overseas teams was bad as well. The only positives were the Blitzbokke and the Force.

  • Comment 184, posted at 22.03.14 22:04:52 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 181) : That describes Plumtree rugby as well. Maybe Jake tried coaching us to play like the Brumbies, but gave up?

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