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New loose trio for Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 15 May 2014 at 08:22
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Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White has reshuffled his pack ahead of Saturday’s meeting with the Crusaders in Christchurch, with Tera Mtembu and Ettienne Oosthuizen both coming in for starts this week.

White has opted to use the bulk of Willem Alberts at the back of the scrum this week, with the big Bok replacing Ryan Kankowski at number 8. Oosthuizen thus slots in at 4 to partner Stephan Lewies, while another straight swap sees Mtembu handed his first start of the year, in the number 6 jersey worn by Keegan Daniel last week.

Daniel and Kankowksi will look to add a double-dose of impetus off the bench this week.

Veteran winger Odwa Ndungane appears to have succumbed to another shoulder injury – or perhaps a recurrence of the same one that saw him miss out earlier in the year – and his spot at right wing thus goes to JP Pietersen, who moves over from the left. Lwazi Mvovo is back in the number 11 jersey this week, as SP Marais reclaims the fullback spot.

Tim Swiel comes onto the bench in the final change to the match 23.

The Cell C Sharks

15. SP Marais (Marshall Security Crusaders)
14. JP Pietersen (Thanda Zululand Rhinos)
13. S’bura Sithole (UKZN Impi)
12. Paul Jordaan (Varsity College RFC)
11. Lwazi Mvovo (Ricoh PMB Collegians)
10. Frans Steyn (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)
9. Cobus Reinach (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)
8. Willem Alberts (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)
7. Jean Deysel (Marshall Security Crusaders)
6. Tera Mtembu (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)
5. Stephan Lewies (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)
4. Etienne Oosthuizen (UKZN Impi)
3. Jannie du Plessis (Marshall Security Crusaders)
2. Bismarck du Plessis (Captain) (Marshall Security Crusaders)
1. Tendai Mtawarira (Jonsson College Rovers)

Replacements
16. Kyle Cooper (Jonsson College Rovers)
17. Dale Chadwick (Ricoh PMB Collegians)
18. Lourens Adriaanse (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)
19. Ryan Kankowski (Amanzimtoti Rugby Club)
20. Keegan Daniel (Jonsson College Rovers)
21. Charl McLeod (Varsity College RFC)
22. Tim Swiel (UKZN Impi)
23. Heimar Williams (SA Home Loans Durban Collegians)


82 Comments

  • Never been a fan of alberts at 8…

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.05.14 08:27:41 by woody Reply
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  • @woody (Comment 1) : Same here.

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.05.14 08:32:07 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • This team makes so much more sense! Alberts back in the loose trio, back-up fly half in Swiel on the bench.. I believe this will be our best chance to give the Saders a real go, hell even beat them! The way we are going see-saw now, win-loose-win-loose, this weekend is our turn to win again! πŸ™‚ Yes man!

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.05.14 08:33:45 by Another Nick Reply

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  • To be honest I rather like Alberts at 8. I like the look of the backline but for me id have played Swiel, Steyn and Jordaan and put Sithole on the wing for JPP who has looked half asleep this year. But the side JW has selected has all the attributes to play good attractive rugby and be strong on defense but it all depends on the approach and whether they are ‘scared’ to take on the Crusaders at actually playing rugby

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.05.14 08:34:29 by SheldonK Reply

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  • SP is very much an attacking player, hopefully he’s been given some freedom to have a go from the back and link up with JPP and Mvovo. Mixture of kicking and attacking from the back could actually work….

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.05.14 08:37:09 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Crusaders XV:
    1. Wyatt Crockett:
    2. Corey Flynn
    3. Owen Franks
    4. Dominic Bird
    5. Samuel Whitelock
    6. Jordan Taufua
    7. Richie McCaw (VC)
    8. Luke Whitelock
    9. Willi Heinz
    10. Colin Slade
    11. Nemani Nadolo
    12. Ryan Crotty (C)
    13. Rey Lee-Lo
    14. Johnny McNicholl
    15. Tom Taylor
    Replacements:
    16. Ben Funnell
    17. Tim Perry
    18. Nepo Laulala
    19. Jimmy Tupou
    20. George Whitelock
    21. Andy Ellis
    22. Tyler Bleyendaal
    23. Nafi Tuitavake

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.05.14 08:38:00 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • I would rather have Deysel at 6, Alberts at 7 and Tera at 8. I guess they can interchange as needed during the game.

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.05.14 08:38:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : JPP is very lucky. One of my all time favourites, but he really is out of form this year.

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.05.14 08:39:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 4) : Alberts at 8 is fine as long as Tera scrums at 8. He will control the ball at the back of the scrum much better than alberts

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.05.14 08:40:00 by woody Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 8) : Although I agree JP’s form is not good? one must remember he is playing Left wing instead of his normal right wing, and if you think back you will notice when shifting is when his form dipped.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.05.14 08:45:16 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Based on the selections, I expect the plan is an initial forward onslaught.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.05.14 08:47:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 11) : Agree 100%, last 20 to open up the game thus the subs selected.

    lots of forwards with ball in hand bashing it up around the fringes.

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.05.14 08:50:42 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Glad to see Ettiene Oosthuizen in the pack.Thought he played well against the Highlanders.Hope he gives a big one!

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.05.14 08:55:32 by tigershark Reply

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  • oh fok ouens! We are up against it this weekend… But we will win it by 3!

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.05.14 09:05:45 by R Hayward Reply

     
  • Interesting to see no Israel Dagg there, not even on the bench, he must be injured or part of some All Black rest initiative. Either way, I think his ommission will count in the Sharks’ favour, he’s a devastating player who is a very good kick chaser.

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.05.14 09:07:32 by Jacques Venter Reply

     
  • @sharks_lover (Comment 10) : Left or right wing is not that big a difference, especially for a seasoned pro so thats def not an excuse. I just onder how good his conditioning is. @woody (Comment 9) : I think Alberts is just out of practise, remember the Sharks signed him because he was an unbelievable 8 for the Lions.

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.05.14 09:07:33 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Lots of grunt in those forwards. Looking forward to seeing what this team can do.

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.05.14 09:13:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I would have given Alberts a rest and left Kanko at 8.

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.05.14 09:15:25 by Letgo Reply
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  • Glad to see Mtembu given a chance and SP back in the team.

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.05.14 09:17:08 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 18) : I have also asked for Alberts and Steyn to get a rest, but apparently that is not how things are done at the Sharks.

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.05.14 09:17:55 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 11) : @sharks_lover (Comment 12) : yes this is a HUGE pack. think the game plan will be to bash then silly the first half and then run them silly in the second. Hope it works.

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.05.14 09:18:24 by JD Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 18) : I think JW is looking for max bulk and size to soften them up early on. Then later, when the game is more open and loose, bring in Daniel and Kanko for the pace.

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.05.14 09:23:15 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 20) : Steyn doesn’t do all that much in a game except for giving his right leg a bit of a workout so I believe his fine.Alberts might be running a bit low on gas but a move to 8 could help a little!

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.05.14 09:25:36 by tigershark Reply

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  • At least there’s signs of change…not sure Swiel will do much good from the bench though.

    But at least White is trying something different.

    On defense, Terra is definitely the best option at 6.

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.05.14 09:33:22 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • It seems no matter which team JW selects he will be in trouble? πŸ™„ :mrgreen:

    Look for me if we keep ball in hand with this huge pack and not hand the ball with kicks every few seconds in the game we will be ok,there are no less than about 10 strong ball carriers in this team so I cannot see us kicking everything away.

    Pick and drive will be the order of the day, and as long as the support for the ball carrier is speedy and strong we will be OK.

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.05.14 09:33:50 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Crusaders with 38 points

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.05.14 09:37:30 by Windgat101 Reply

     
  • @sharks_lover (Comment 25) : Sure does. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t…

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.05.14 09:39:38 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @tigershark (Comment 23) : Steyn needs more for a mental break IMO. He takes on a lot of responsibility for the team performance. As the team struggles to score tries, we rely on him and his boot to get the points. So physically he may be fine, but mentally I think the oke needs a bit of a recharge.

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.05.14 09:41:20 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Good to see how Alberts did his time helping Lewies settle, now seems time for Lewies to do the same for Oosthuizen.

    Alberts made his name playing 8 for the Lions, albeit ages ago, i’m looking forward to seeing how he affects play given the different dynamics required by 8, while Deysel does his thing at 7 and Mthembu his at 6

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.05.14 09:45:48 by Robby Hambly Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 25) : @vanmartin (Comment 27) : I’m getting kind of tired of the constant negativity toward JW.

    Plum was given 5 years without any success, yet some people would still rather give him a 6th year, instead of giving JW more than 5 months to prove his plan. πŸ™„

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.05.14 09:47:01 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @Windgat101 (Comment 26) : So much optimism! 😯

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.05.14 09:47:04 by Another Nick Reply

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  • Flip I got two stars, awesome! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.05.14 09:48:08 by Robby Hambly Reply

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  • It’s not the kicking for territory that I think is the problem. For me it’s the butchering of opportunities when we are on attack through a wild pass goes over someones head, at his ankles or behind his back.

    Sure there is a ton of kicking but that is more due us losing possession too easily when in their half and having to start the territorial battle all over again.

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.05.14 09:49:40 by gregkaos Reply
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  • @Robby Hambly (Comment 29) : I like your angle on Alberts helping Lewies to settle….very interesting take on that indeed.

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.05.14 09:49:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 30) : Yes!! My thoughts exactly! πŸ˜› Though it doesn’t come as much of a surprise; No coach will ever be able to satisfy everyone.

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.05.14 09:50:12 by Another Nick Reply

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  • Nothing less than a physical showing like against the Tahs will do. That might be the thinking in shifting Alberts to 8, in order to free him up to a bit more bone collecting.

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.05.14 09:50:25 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 30) : If only we were top of the log, surely that would convince some to give him a chance 😈

    @Robby Hambly (Comment 32) : Surely, this is a good omen for the weekend?? :mrgreen:

    Congrats! πŸ˜€

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.05.14 09:53:25 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 30) : I don’t have a problem with JW’s plan. It worked well in the first couple of matches of the year. My problem is with all the mistakes that prevent us from making use of the opportunities we create.

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.05.14 10:01:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Video: Hero Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack http://buff.ly/1iOiKbF, who says Cats ain’t a kids friend? lol

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.05.14 10:02:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 38) : Boet implementation of a plan and skills are the players not the coach, I do have a problem with our game plan like last weekend, that’s the coach, I am not anti JW as I think he is one of the best coaches around, I do however believe he should learn to be more flexible in his player controls when they are on the field of play.

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.05.14 10:04:48 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Windgat101 (Comment 26),your name is justified Sir, you should have been knighted SIR Windgat101

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.05.14 10:05:15 by Chippa Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 37) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 34) : Thank you gentlemen! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.05.14 10:06:23 by Robby Hambly Reply

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  • @Chippa (Comment 41) : :mrgreen: πŸ˜†

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.05.14 10:06:40 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • If the guys hold on to the ball and our forwards dominate we should win. All the unnecessary knocks over the last few weekends killed us. Good hands guys and we’ll make history!

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.05.14 10:07:49 by PTAShark Reply
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  • The Sharks players need to have respect for possession to be drilled into them. If you can keep the ball when in the strike zone for a decent period of time, the defensive wall will either eventually break down, or the other team will concede a penalty.

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.05.14 10:07:52 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I would actually love to see Jordaan interchange with Steyn during the game, Reinach likes to break around the fringes and for me it is Jordaan that will have the speed to run with him and play off him, Steyn just does not have the same off the mark speed.

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.05.14 10:08:46 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 40) : Last weekend was played under difficult conditions – a kicking plan made sense. But I agree – the players must start taking responsibility for their mistakes.

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.05.14 10:10:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I like the fact that Swiel is on the bench, what worries me is will he come on and still have to play a kicking game? ior will he get a bit of a license to open up play with the other backs that also have huge speed?

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.05.14 10:13:18 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 38) : @sharks_lover (Comment 40) : I’ve never been a JW fan, and could probably have been seen as one of his biggest critics.

    But when you become the coach of my team, you get my full support.

    I don’t necessarily agree with everything happening, but we have not seen the full picture yet. Once all the pieces have fallen into place, then we can judge him.

    Until then, we’ll just have to be patient.

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.05.14 10:13:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 49) : I like the fact that he got Sherylle Calder involved with the team, but it will take a while to see the results of her program.

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.05.14 10:16:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 48) : That will probably depend on what the score is.

    Which is why I’d prefer to have him start. There’s less pressure and he can still get into playing his natural game, as apposed to the final 20 minutes, where the game is very much in the balance.

    Either way, I hope to see him play his running game.

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.05.14 10:17:43 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 49) : Agree 100%, this is also why you never saw me calling for Plums head, hell, last year Plum got all the fault when he had a team with 28 injuries for the SR season of which 19 were long term and surgeries.

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.05.14 10:18:25 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 49) : Yeh look im not always a fan of his tactics but I also know he will do whatever he thinks is the best to win no matter how good it looks. I also think the number of key injuries has seriously stuffed up his plan A and probably plan B too.

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.05.14 10:24:16 by SheldonK Reply

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  • BTW any news on Marcel’s injury status?

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.05.14 10:28:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 30) : ja boet JW must change in 5-6 months what others could not do in 5 years.

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.05.14 10:33:05 by JD Reply
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  • Loose trio is not balanced but can’t complain as neither Keegan nor Ryan have added much value in terms of what we know they can do…and that is to turn a game upside down. Steyn must not try too hard. He needs to realize that he isn’t the only backline player on the field. Still worried about our ability to distribute and create from 12. Anyway, best of luck boys. Just give us something to be proud of.

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.05.14 10:34:00 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @sharks_lover (Comment 52) : With Plum, I must admit that I got tired of seeing us try the same thing every year.

    We got to see everything he had to offer, and it just never got us over the line.

    Like John Smit said, it was time to freshen up. And freshen up we did.

  • Comment 57, posted at 15.05.14 10:34:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • I still think JW delivers the best results when he is teamed up with a strong creative attack minded assistant coach (e.g. Eddie before the WC).

    However decent attack coaches are “so skaars soos hoendertande” in SA.

  • Comment 58, posted at 15.05.14 10:46:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • My biggest worry when playing overseas are the refs.We always seem to get good momentum early on but then you get two or three biased calls against you and the momentum shifts to the other team.Always!!!

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.05.14 10:51:03 by tigershark Reply

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  • Huge pressure on Lewies and Ooosthuizen in the lineouts against Sam Whitelock,would have retained Kanko there as a line out option.
    Other than swop Reinarch for Mac ,at least to start, this is a very good team that has an excellent chance at an injury depleted Saders,no Reid, Dagg,Ramano,Carter,that sort of should balance out,no Lambie,PSDT,and Marcel.

  • Comment 60, posted at 15.05.14 11:06:59 by The hound Reply
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  • Also wish our locks do what the Australians do at scrum time and that is to go down on both knees when packing to engage at the scrum. This ensures that the middle of the scrum is as low as possible to ensure maximum advantage.

  • Comment 61, posted at 15.05.14 11:35:54 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • All the best to the lads. Will be a very tough game.

    I think the bulked up pack with pace off the bench is the way to go. But it won’t be exciting rugby – that would be what the Crusaders want.

    You need to make guys like Nadalo play from deep and be put under defensive pressure – so let’s hope that the guys kick much better this week.

  • Comment 62, posted at 15.05.14 13:06:07 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Right. What is the best way to beat NZ teams, given that SA players, willie le roux excluded, are designed and built to run into the player on either side of the gap, and don’t really have the skill to match NZ sides, is to rattle them with constant and merciless aggression. The sharks are going to have to be in their faces defensively from the first minute to the last. The key thing will then be to take those counter attacking opotunities, take drop goal opportunities and kick all the penalties.

  • Comment 63, posted at 15.05.14 14:23:04 by The Quirk Reply
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  • Once again the SAFFA team had the option of superior pace and skill (if they ever used it) vs bulk and brawn….and we went with the latter. I really rate Mtembu, but that is 1 clever player in the entire pack…!!!

    We have tried this approach against the Saders many times…and always fall short! Just look at the Boks track record vs ABs in recent years..we play like the books

    Pace and skill to burn out wide, but it won’t reach them with Steyn at 10.

    I would rest the entire front row, even the 2nd coming in Bismarck. He is not a captains skid mark…and certainly not the awesome player he was, before he was given the leadership role!!!

    1. Dale
    2. Cooper
    3. Adrianse (should easily have been starting by now) – Jannie offers absolutely nothing other than a solid scrum
    4. Alberts/Oosthuizen
    5. Lewies
    6. Keegan/Tera
    7. Deysel/Alberts – although Id seriously consider Tera here
    8. Kanko
    9. I DONT CARE
    10. Swiel
    11. Mvovo
    12. Steyn (purely because I haven’t seen enough of Heimar)
    13. Sithole/Jordaan
    14. Sithole Jordaan (JP needs to get his shit together)
    15. SP

  • Comment 64, posted at 15.05.14 16:26:29 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 58) : maybe Sharks must get Vic from the Bulls seeing as they’re a shoe in for the playoffs just ask SuperSport commentators (and some of the people on here).

  • Comment 65, posted at 15.05.14 16:33:10 by JD Reply
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  • @pienaar111 (Comment 64) : Couldn’t agree more about Jannie. He has been useless this season and his attitude on the field sucks.

  • Comment 66, posted at 15.05.14 18:52:58 by Ben Reply
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  • Really hoped Jake would select a flyhalf at 10 for this game… πŸ™„ Let’s see what happens. Good luck Sharks. Black and white forever. 😎

  • Comment 67, posted at 15.05.14 18:55:45 by Ben Reply
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  • I really don’t understand some of the supporters. They complain about the poor handling skills of the Sharks (passing and catching) poor vision of most of the players, no support play, etc. but then they bitch because the Sharks don’t play running rugby?!?!?!?!

  • Comment 68, posted at 15.05.14 19:01:24 by JD Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 67) : think the Sharks will bash it up for the first half and maybe give thw ball some air the last 20-30min with Swiel, Keegan and Kanko.

  • Comment 69, posted at 15.05.14 19:04:17 by JD Reply
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  • Crusaders all the way with 38 points

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  • @Windgat101 (Comment 70) : ag go back to your bulletjie blog and sing liefling to your oupa Vic πŸ™

  • Comment 71, posted at 15.05.14 20:38:31 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 71) : thanx!!!! Maybe he should chance his name to 108gat πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 72, posted at 15.05.14 20:47:25 by JD Reply
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  • Sharks will get the shocker of their lives when the bulls win the south african conference this year, and it will happen then I will laugh like I am now

  • Comment 73, posted at 15.05.14 20:57:52 by Windgat101 Reply

     
  • @Windgat101 (Comment 73) : boet even if they win the SA conference I don’t think they will win any playoff games!!!!! Anyway chances of the Bulls winning the SA conference is very slim indeed.

  • Comment 74, posted at 15.05.14 21:06:47 by JD Reply
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  • Bulls will win the super rugby this year and will see the sharks crying

  • Comment 75, posted at 15.05.14 21:10:23 by Windgat101 Reply

     
  • @Windgat101 (Comment 75) : ja for sure no doubts at all !!!! Good night boet and keep on dreaming!!!!!

  • Comment 76, posted at 15.05.14 21:20:48 by JD Reply
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  • @Windgat101 (Comment 75) : Crawling out of the woodwork now that the Bulls are finding some good form comes across as a little fair-weather though. I can state with sincerity that I’m happy for you that your team are coming right but try to at least be a little more gracious in their good fortune instead of playing to the stereotypical Bulls supporter trope. Also, apologies for coming off as preachy but we actually get along quite well with very many opposition supporters on the blog. No reason the same can’t be true in your case.

  • Comment 77, posted at 15.05.14 23:34:25 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 65) : The fact that they use a lock as their attack coach kind of proves my point – doesn’t it?

  • Comment 78, posted at 16.05.14 08:01:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 78) : Well he did spend most of his time in the backline during his career so…haha

  • Comment 79, posted at 16.05.14 08:26:08 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 79) : To be fair I watched a video comparing NFL and rugby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROFEAL08Zy4, and it showed a Bok try created by Matfield with a little chip kick over the defender, regather and offload to Jaques Fourie who scored.

  • Comment 80, posted at 16.05.14 08:35:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 80) : Yeh I do remember that. Dont get me wrong Matfield is a quality player not just at the lineout but his handling and general skills are very good. His tackle count in games is also very high. Its why many opposition players rate him so highly.

  • Comment 81, posted at 16.05.14 09:00:22 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 81) : he really surprised me this season he’s not as sh!t as I thought he would be. He actually looking good and with the lack of other younger options like Eben or PSDT I would not be to mad if he gets picked for the Bokke.

  • Comment 82, posted at 16.05.14 15:26:41 by JD Reply
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