Vodacom Super Rugby semi-final: Waratahs v Brumbies

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 26 Jul 2014 at 10:30
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It’s the last Aussie derby of the year… hooray!

Kick-off is at 11h40 SA time.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Stephen Hoiles, 5 Jacques Potgieter, 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements (from): 16 Tola Latu, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Jeremy Tilse, 19 Will Skelton, 20 Mitch Chapman, 21 Pat McCutcheon, 22 Brendan McKibbon, 23 Matt Carraro, 24 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 25 Cam Crawford.

Brumbies: 15 Jesse Mogg, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Robbie Coleman, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Nic White, 8 Ben Mowen, 7 Jarrad Butler, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Leon Power, 4 Sam Carter, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Josh Mann-Rea, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Ruaidhri Murphy, 17 Ruan Smith, 18 Allan Alaalatoa, 19 Fotu Auelua, 20 Tom McVerry, 21 Michael Dowsett, 22 Joe Tomane, 23 Pat McCabe.


  • I know it’s not compulsory, but after having been a loyal Sharks supporter for twenty years, and having been rewarded with many memorable and pride instilling performances,I think it is no more than proper to officially tender my resignation as such. Since the loss to the Blue Bulls in the 2007 final in the Shark Tank, of all places, it has been a never ending story of great expectations and subsequent disillusionment. This loss, unfortunately, must rank as the absolute low in the past twenty years of Sharks rugby and was a disgrace.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.07.14 22:53:40 by PJ Reply
  • @PJ (Comment 1) : you don’t think that sometimes we just maybe expect to much of the team? Winning is nice and yes a loss like today hurt but that’s life. So who are you going to support now as only the Saders seems to not disappoint their fans as much or are you now finished with rugby?

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.07.14 23:21:30 by JD Reply
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  • Go Crusaders!

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.07.14 07:32:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 2) : talking of expectations, I would have expected the Sharks to have won Super rugby at least once in 20 years, maybe even a few times.

    The Bulls have won it 3 times…

    Sharks fans are becoming far too accepting of failure and mediocrity it seems. Do not let the failure numb your expectations.

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.07.14 09:52:55 by Feather Reply

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  • @Feather (Comment 4) : ja maybe you’re right but I have a different look on life.
    These guys play rugby as a work and they try their hardest to win every time, but that’s just impossible. Yes they make mistakes and yes sometime they really look poor but I do believe that they do not like losing games and would love to win every game and try to win every game.
    In every persons working live you have good days and bad days at the office, some days it all just goes south no matter how hard you try and for these guys unfortunately their is no delete button that allows them to start over, they have to wait for next year and start all over again.
    Yes the Sharks lost and yes they did not look good, but we all live and the sun still shine today. There’s more important things in live.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.07.14 13:25:20 by JD Reply
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