Richard Ferguson

The weekly whinge, continued…


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, Springboks, The Rugby Championship on 26 Aug 2014 at 10:34
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And so we meet again. Another weekend has passed and yet another four hours of my life has gone missing thanks to my life decision to support both the Sharks and the Springboks.

Last week’s whinge was primarily focused on the Springboks, even though a pretty lengthy article could have been penned had I focused my attention on the Sharks. This time around, my dear friends in black and white do not escape unmentioned.

The Sharks may be sitting pretty at 3 wins from 3 matches, but I have this nagging feeling inside me that the end of this winning streak may be upon us. If not this weekend then certainly within the next fortnight. That said, the Cheetahs could well have ended it this weekend passed had they had a little more self-belief and a little more killer instinct to put away the Sharks. The old line rings true, the Sharks didn’t win that match, the Cheetahs simply lost.

A few things irritated me. Talk pre-Currie Cup was that a concerted effort was going to be made to run the ball more. We had a few hiccups in the first two games, but things looked like they were getting better. Then a horrid first forty minutes against the Cheetahs and that goes out the window. The old kick and hope for an error default setting kicked in (pun intended). The one attacking move that came off resulted in a try for the Sharks, a move that even surprised the Cheetahs. So surely that puts in perspective that the rest of the 78 minutes of kicking brought us little more than a few penalty opportunities and 5000 less supporters at the next game.

The Currie Cup is the perfect opportunity to blood some exciting youngsters, and while I see what the Sharks are trying to do with Tonderai Chavanga, I simply do not see the point of playing Odwa Ndungane anymore. Chavanga has probably been our best back so far in the competition, yet we still persevere with next to nothing games from the likes of Odwa. You cannot tell me that there are no other exciting wingers that can be brought in? SP does not fall in the age category, but why he is still starting is just as baffling.

Jake White started the year by trying new combinations and putting players in new positions. One of those resulted in Sithole getting a call up to the Springbok squad. Yes he may not have played, but what that must have done for his confidence cannot be measured. He has continued in that form and is likely to be the find of the season, amongst the backs (Thomas du Toit being the other gem unearthed this year). Where I am going with this is, White put a young man at fullback before the season started, and while he got very little game time, he did have some moments that inspired. I am talking of Tyler Fischer of course. He may have been injured during the first half of the year, but he is back playing off the bench for the U21’s. If there was any further talk of testing him at fullback, is this not the ideal opportunity?

There might be some resistance to this, which I can understand. He has been injured for large parts of the year so far, and he should probably work his way back through the system. But then try him at fullback in the juniors. I mean, it’s not like they are winning anything anyway, so we might as well use the platform to test players and see if there are any shining lights. There was a huge uproar over Andre Esterhuizen being selected at flank. Understandable, I see little point in moving a junior Bok into a position so much different to his own, but at least there is a bit of imagination, am I right? It’s a shame he got injured in the match, it would have been interesting to see what unfolds.

It feels as though I am harping on a bit here, but the point I am trying to make is that SP Marais is simply not delivering at the moment, and by continuing with him, there is little pressure on him to put in the time to get back on track. I’m not saying he is lazy and just walks into the team, but we saw how he came back in the Super Rugby season when he was dropped, so why not bring in a junior and drop him to the bench to see if he can rekindle some of his previous form.

As for the Springboks, a lot of what was said last week still applies. Regardless of the fact that the Boks looked even worse in the sunlight in Argentina than they did in the rain in Pretoria, it all points to the same thing: One massive wakeup call is needed if the Boks want to stand any chance whatsoever to win any of their four remaining games in the Championship.

The front row was poor, or rather, the front row was shown up by the Argentinians who had their numbers from the get go. They were simply not good enough, and even the replacements had no effect. Somehow the Boks should try invest in a scrum machine and get the guys to work on their technique, because something is very wrong.

The Handre Pollard experiment exposed the young man to some difficult situations and I am sure he will learn from that, but it is without question that Morne Steyn has to start the next match. He was much more assured of himself and there was actually a fair bit of exciting play once he came on. We want more of that please sir!

Seeing the tour group announced this morning meant that no specialist 13 will go to the Australia and New Zealand, meaning that Damian De Allende will continue to act as a centre in the Bok midfield, where he was seriously shown up on Saturday evening. This, unfortunately, is set to continue as no other player can step into the void. How we wish to have a solid Frans Steyn back in midfield. It’s funny how things work out.

Anyway, I could probably go on for another few pages, but let’s stop at the 1000 word count and leave the rest for next week. Let’s hope the Sharks can somehow hold onto that unbeaten streak, the Pumas are tough and we will need some new ideas if we are to stand a chance in Nelspruit.


78 Comments

  • I have not watched a single Bok game in the Rugby Championship nor a Sharks game in the Currie Cup this year to date and I doubt it will change in the forseeable future… and you know what?

    It doesn’t feel as though I have missed anything.

    That sort of sad.

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.08.14 10:41:40 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • Here’s hoping for a weekend where the boks and the sharks play good attacking rugby…..a man can dream

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.08.14 10:46:20 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

     
  • I think the Australian and All Black outside backs is going to have a field day after seeing how Argentina exploited our problems in defense out wide. De Allende and JDV should swap positions, or probably even better have Serfontein at 12 and JDV at 13.

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.08.14 10:47:03 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • it almost seemed like both teams were playing the same page of the playbook. And to think i attended the game where we tried to kick the ball out of it’s skin, (commentator was correct when he said Zeilenga arrived as a RUNNING FLYHALF now he doesnt run).

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.08.14 10:48:15 by Dunx Reply

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  • Disagree on Odwa, but agree on the rest. Nice one Rich.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.08.14 10:55:53 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Bok-Clyde-Kiwi (Comment 2) : Hear, hear!

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.08.14 10:59:49 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Yup, I fully agree Rich. Seems like my annual rugby sabbatical might start a few months early this year.

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.08.14 11:03:07 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I actually don’t watch games ‘live’ anymore. I record it and then watch it on ‘fast forward’ only stopping and rewinding if I see anything exciting happening. Saves a lot of time and pain.

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.08.14 11:05:18 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I actually felt sorry for the Argies after the game, they fully deserved to win but obviously still lack the believe that they can beat the ‘once mighty’ Boks.

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.08.14 11:06:43 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I’ve often heard from the ‘rugby experts’ that 13 is the hardest position to defend. Why oh why does Heyneke not have even 1 specialist 13 in the squad…..madness. The obsession with size is going to cost us. I can already hear Conrad Smith laughing.

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.08.14 11:08:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • And I don’t even want to start on the Sharks cause honestly I don’t have the time for that as well.

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.08.14 11:09:59 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I just wonder if the Argies will continue the tend of trying to beat the Boks but roll over for Australia and New Zealand. As for the Sharks…worrying times as this is the next group of players that we need to trust post RWC 2015. And between our CC and Junior sides it doesnt inspire much confidence as guys are unable to do the basics of the game

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.08.14 11:19:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) :

    I wanted to mention, but never got around to it:

    Maybe the time has come for Odwa to make his move to fullback permanent. He has the skill set, his positioning is spot on and he has a decent boot.

    If SP is really not coming to the party, at least it opens the door up for someone else. Even if we had to try the Sean Robinson experiment again, or even Jaco van Tonder.

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.08.14 11:35:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 13) : good luck trying Robinson – he’s in France.

    And Fisher is unlikely to play again for a bit after his facial injury.

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.08.14 11:37:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) :

    I can’t think of many good reasons to watch rugby anymore, with the exception of watching the Waratahs and the All Blacks.

    They actually entertain where the rest just simply frustrate.

    I used to plan my weekends around when the rugby is on, now I simply do what I want and if by chance I can see the game, then so be it..

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.08.14 11:37:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • On a Ligther note, any of you guys who have me on twitter, see my chirpy reply to Rugby365 this morning? Hehehe

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.08.14 11:38:10 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Sharks_lover, I could not help but see your comments yesterday.
    Told you this SP man is so overrated……….can not recall 1 decent game of his, and that include Super rugby.

    Also could not help but see your suggested backline, Odwa to 15, Sithole to wing and Andre to 12……….thought you got it spot on. I do not care if Andre dops 24/7, he needs a run and an extended one at that. SP got an extremely extended run even after shockers, so give the youngster a chance. If his attitude is that bad, can he be blamed? He plays SA under 20 centre and now gets moved to flank, what a joke…and now his attitude is to blame. Sure if the coach or coaches are good man-managers the will identify the problem and help the youngster. Even if it means getting someone like Jaques Botes to mentor him and take him under his wing”…..problem is the coaches cant even manage themselves.

    We need a lock, a 7 flank, and a reshuffle in the backline……

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.08.14 11:38:23 by Lieplapper Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 16) : Heading off to Twitter…

    Edit: Help me out, what is your twitter handle?

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.08.14 11:45:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) :

    Oh shit, missed that..

    He was in the U21 squad two weeks ago, was that when the latest injury occurred? My bad on that.

    But Rob, you would know, any other names I am forgetting who can step up in the back three?

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.08.14 11:45:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 19) : Lionel Cronje?

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.08.14 11:48:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 19) : it’s worrying, Rich…. a lot of our depth has left.

    Quite honestly, apart form van Tonder and Maseko, we have nobody of any real quality waiting to step up as an outside back.

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.08.14 11:51:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 20) :

    Is he an outside back? I thought of him as more of a flyhalf, to be honest, but I may be mistaken..

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.08.14 11:56:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :

    Sheesh, not that great at the moment. I might have to rethink my article then.

    Do you think Fisher is an option at fullback? He did show a bit of spark against Saracens pre-season..

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.08.14 11:58:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Dont think its really fair to judge Pollard on that game alone.

    Tough day at the office when your forwards are walking towards your posts instead of the opposition’s.

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.08.14 11:59:56 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 24) :

    I’m not judging Pollard on that game alone, my point is that I think it is time to revert to Steyn and give Pollard time off the bench. Perhaps when we are back at home, we can risk starting him again.

    No use ‘breaking’ him with a walloping at the hands of the All Blacks in NZ..

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.08.14 12:01:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 22) : Winger, no, but option as fullback, yes.

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.08.14 12:06:36 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) : I like him. Haven’t see enough of him, but he seems to have something special

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.08.14 12:17:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well, if all else fails I’m sure Nokwe is still around 😉

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.08.14 12:18:55 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I say let Morné Steyn start and LAMBIE ON THE BENCH. Pollard IS SO BORING! Lambie is class! If he could just come off the bench a couple of times and then start – say, against Aus at home – then we might see some exciting play. It has been boring watching the boks for a while now!

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.08.14 13:11:19 by [email protected] Reply

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  • @[email protected] (Comment 29) :

    Lambie not even first choice at his own union.

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.08.14 13:48:14 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 30) : that’s a lot of bullshit. What makes you say that?

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.08.14 14:02:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 30) : @robdylan (Comment 31) : Let me get the popcorn! 😀

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.08.14 14:07:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 4) : well everyone said the provincial teams must play the same game plan as the Bokke……

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.08.14 14:13:21 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) : that is worrying indeed especially with JPP of form so only Mvovo to freshen up this Currie cup team. Then there’s the shortage of loosies, things not looking to good for Super rugby 2015?!?!?!

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.08.14 14:22:09 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 34) : no, not looking good at all.

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.08.14 14:24:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : in his dreams!!!!

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.08.14 14:26:28 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 36) : @robdylan (Comment 31) :Bambie mania strikes again,talk about sentiment hey!

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.08.14 14:30:14 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 37) : ja WP won a couple of games again so now they know it all again.

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.08.14 14:35:57 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : I’m really worried about next year!!!!!

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.08.14 14:38:24 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    Because Zeilinga only needs 40 decent minutes of rugby and you, and most others on this site, will pencil him into the Bok flyhalf berth.
    Now where would that leave young Lambie?

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.08.14 15:06:08 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 1) : I must say, I can’t recall any time since the 80’s that I have cared less about the Sharks and/or Bokke than I do now…and it’s great! Instead of losing 4 hours to the idiot box this weekend,I spent it hiking and climbing mountains with my kids, and drinking wine and shooting the breeze with some friends. Way, way, WAAAY more pleasurable. And as an added bonus, I don’t have to rethink my prejudices after seeing Conrad Hoffman playing well… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.08.14 15:17:17 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 40) : Can’t recall anyone insisting on elevating Zeilinga to Bok flyhalf but even if my memory is on the fritz (very likely), how do the opinions of Sharks fans constitute that of Lambie’s union?

    @Culling Song (Comment 41) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.08.14 15:22:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 40) : that’s a fallacy that nobody other than you and Bosch seem to believe.

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.08.14 15:25:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 40) : That is utter horse shite, and you know it. It takes at least 50 minutes of decent rugby, AND a non-Sharks incumbent in the Bok team before we pencil anyone in. Can you at least try to be objective, please! 🙄

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.08.14 15:31:09 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) :
    😆

    But it’s so much fun saddling a high horse!

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.08.14 15:41:28 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) : @Culling Song (Comment 44) : @Big Fish (Comment 45) : Gentleman, I believe we’ve just been stirred 😀

  • Comment 46, posted at 26.08.14 15:46:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 43) :

    Oh Robbie. You make me smile son.

  • Comment 47, posted at 26.08.14 15:55:35 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 46) : We have, and in true Vinchainsaw fashion, it’s been with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer blow to the groin. 😆

  • Comment 48, posted at 26.08.14 15:59:35 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 48) : Yup, can’t believe the willey old Roberto fell for that one.

  • Comment 49, posted at 26.08.14 16:07:13 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 35) : This just does not sound right in a world cup year – after yes, but not in the competition year itself.

  • Comment 50, posted at 26.08.14 16:07:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 47) : DAMMIT! I was trying to multi-task. It never works out

  • Comment 51, posted at 26.08.14 16:16:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 47) : lekke windgat now that your team is winning a few games.

  • Comment 52, posted at 26.08.14 17:27:28 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 51) :

    Kak funny brew!

  • Comment 53, posted at 26.08.14 17:45:18 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 52) :

    Lol. Cant say ive noticed mate.

    But, given the abuse i’ve had to endure after you guys almost won a trophy (the CC doesnt count – We’ve won that like 35 times or something) it surely is time that the wheel turns a wee bit?

    By the way – I do feel a lot more relaxed now that the status quo has returned to SA Rugby. You know the status quo – the one where the Bulls are shite and the Sharks are WeePee’s bitches? 😉
    It lets me sleep easy at night…

  • Comment 54, posted at 26.08.14 17:47:47 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • Is SP really that shite in the context of the Sharks’s even shiter game plan!?

    I think the reason the coach’s won’t drop SP, is because he is playing exactly like they want him to play.

  • Comment 55, posted at 26.08.14 18:33:23 by CS Reply

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  • @CS (Comment 55) : scary thought

  • Comment 56, posted at 26.08.14 18:41:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sjoe, but you guys sounds so knowledgable…..did you all play at this level……..??

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  • @Coco (Comment 57) : Of course we did… 😉

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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 54) : ja I also like the bulls being shit part.

  • Comment 59, posted at 26.08.14 20:40:59 by JD Reply
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  • @CS (Comment 55) : so they want him to play shit!?!??!?!?!?

  • Comment 60, posted at 26.08.14 20:42:41 by JD Reply
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  • @Coco (Comment 57) : ja of cause on PS2 and X-Box. You don’t have to played at that level to have an opinion or see something is wrong at the Sharks and Bokke!!!!!

  • Comment 61, posted at 26.08.14 20:46:49 by JD Reply
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  • @Coco (Comment 57) : I actually only have aspirations for higher levels but Heneyke Meyer reckons I’m not big enough. Now I’m doing the opposite of everything Prof Noakes recommends and I should be huge by next year and crack a nod for that number 13 jersey at the World Cup. Carbs for the win!

  • Comment 62, posted at 26.08.14 22:04:36 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 62) : hahaha good luck.

  • Comment 63, posted at 26.08.14 22:25:34 by JD Reply
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  • To be fair, if you watch the first 20 minutes of the Sharks game again, you won’t find much kicking…we ran it, we ran it quite nicely, but we just weren’t accurate enough with our passing and handling. Our kicking only started when we went 13-0 and got a bit of a fright. Granted, then it was a truly shocking display that would make everyone forget the first 20 minutes…but those first 20 minutes were more like I’d want to see us play (with more accurate finishing of course)…

  • Comment 64, posted at 26.08.14 22:26:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 63) : I don’t need luck JD, I need doughnuts.

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 64) : ja but like you said the finishing was very poor!!!!! Can’t believe at this stage of the season that they still can’t handle the ball!!!!!!

  • Comment 66, posted at 26.08.14 22:32:08 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 64) : The Sharks are really between a rock and a hard place at the moment. In order to move on from a team that is uncomfortable with the ball (and nowadays actually hates to play with the ball) into a more balanced team that will run the ball when it makes sense, they will simply have to play more ball in hand rugby. But when your finishing is as poor as it is at the moment, you will risk turnovers and losing games.

    Personally I would rather take the risk and fix this and not feature in the Currie Cup than stick to safety first rugby and go nowhere in the long run.

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 67) : spot on now is the time to change and fix, also change to test new players and combinations.

  • Comment 68, posted at 27.08.14 09:21:45 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 68) : @Bokhoring (Comment 67) : I agree but the Sharks need a new backline/attacking and skills coach ,if not then the present chap better find out how,first fix the coaching,then he tic tacs/game plan and skill level,then you can see which players fit in or don’t,you can’t blame PJ until he has a proper attacking structure to play in,then you can only measure him

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 64) :

    I think that is exactly what I mentioned in the article.

    The Sharks have to put some faith in their ability to run with the ball. When the going got tough, they reverted back to a kicking game, a game they knew, but it was executed so poorly that it nearly cost us the game.

    They should have stuck to their guns and ran with the ball, and if it then turned out to be a loss, go back to the drawing board and figure out why we couldn’t finish off the try scoring opportunities.

    Because face it, we have the players to run amok, but we struggle to catch a darn ball.

  • Comment 70, posted at 27.08.14 09:31:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 68) : @Bokhoring (Comment 67) : another problem you face is novice coaches seeking glory or a notch in their belts in wnning the CC but not fixing a glaring problem from Super Rugby,that is why a large franchise like Sharks should have seasoned coaches if they expect Super Rugby trophy

  • Comment 71, posted at 27.08.14 09:37:11 by benji Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 70) : I agree

  • Comment 72, posted at 27.08.14 09:39:49 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 71) : Look I feel for them – coaches are measured on their win-loss ratio.

  • Comment 73, posted at 27.08.14 10:11:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Hahaha great tweet from Ruck & Droll: “The SA bowling attack buckling like a Springbok frontrow.” 😆

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 74) : 😆 :mrgreen: 😆

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  • @benji (Comment 69) : I’m not blaming PJ he did not pick himself at 12 that’s why I’m saying he should be moved not dropped.

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  • @benji (Comment 71) : and that’s why I’m disappointed in JW not coaching the Currie cup. Now was the time for the coach and players to find each other and prepare for Super rugby.

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 70) : ja and it’s almost the end of the season but they’re still struggling with the basics? !?!?!

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