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Currie Cup 2015: Pumas v Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 7 Aug 2015 at 16:44
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Welcome to Nelspruit, for the opening game of the 2015 Currie Cup for these two sides.

Will Gary Gold’s new-look Sharks be able to see off the settled and in form home team? Or will there be a repeat of last year’s result, with the Pumas claiming another famous home win over big-name opposition?

Kick-off is at 6:00pm.

Pumas: 15 JW Bell, 14 Bernado Botha, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 12 Stefan Watermeyer (captain), 11 Rosco Spekman, 10 JC Roos, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Lambert Groenewald, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 4 Rudi Mathee, 3 De-Jay TerblanchΓ©, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Replacements: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Marius Coetzer, 19 Jason-Colin Fraser, 20 Reynier van Rooyen, 21 Justin van Staden, 22 Hoffmann Maritz.

Sharks: 15 Joe Pietersen , 14 Sibusiso Sithole, 13 Wandile Mjekevu, 12 Heimar Williams, 11 Andre Esterhuizen, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Khaya Majola, 5 Marco Wentzel (Captain), 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Monde Hadebe, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Franco Marais, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Dave McDuling , 19 Daniel du Preez , 20 Francois Kleinhans, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 SP Marais.


184 Comments

  • Butterflies

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.08.15 17:44:16 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Go Sharks!

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.08.15 17:59:53 by Ben Reply
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  • Jaco van Heerden is the ref. Oh shit!

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.08.15 18:01:05 by Ben Reply
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  • I hope we’re not going to be doing this box kick thing all fucking game! πŸ™„

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.08.15 18:02:53 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Why is chadwick not starting? Is it strategy

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.08.15 18:05:29 by Dunx Reply

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  • Oosthuizen two touches two knocks.

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.08.15 18:09:18 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 6) : Not good enough

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.08.15 18:09:54 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Etienne Oosthuizen knocks the ball on. How many times have we seen that before? πŸ™„

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.08.15 18:09:55 by Ben Reply
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  • Useless. Watermeyer scores.

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.08.15 18:12:35 by Ben Reply
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  • Nice try by the Pumas after stealing our lineout. Old Sharks problem leads to a try for the opposition once again.

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.08.15 18:12:42 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • I sorely hope I’m speaking too soon here, but this Sharks team seems to have no balls.

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.08.15 18:12:52 by David12246 Reply

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  • Holes in our defensive line bigger than that famous hole in Kimberley.

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.08.15 18:13:17 by Ben Reply
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  • @David12246 (Comment 11) : As in the team in general (my impression), not just the team playing right now.

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.08.15 18:13:27 by David12246 Reply

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  • Oosthuizen now 3/3 errors

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.08.15 18:14:21 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Again!!!!! Take this idiot off he can’t hold a ball.

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.08.15 18:14:39 by Seth101 Reply
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  • And Etienne loses the ball again. πŸ™„

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.08.15 18:14:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 14) : @Seth101 (Comment 15) : I’ve never been a fan of him.

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.08.15 18:15:18 by Ben Reply
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  • Get Etienne a bloody Pumas jersey.

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.08.15 18:16:05 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 18) : Swap for Giant.

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.08.15 18:16:29 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 17) : Me neither.

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.08.15 18:16:48 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Pumas 10 – Sharks 0 (15 min)

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.08.15 18:16:49 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Pumas 10 – 0 Sharks

    16 minutes.

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.08.15 18:17:53 by Ben Reply
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  • Sharks don’t have a clue how to keep the ball.

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.08.15 18:18:44 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Sharks definitely thought they just have to turn up today to collect the 5 points on offer.

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.08.15 18:19:50 by Ben Reply
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  • Fucking clueless on attack!

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.08.15 18:21:10 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Another lineout lost.

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.08.15 18:22:15 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 24) : I doubt it. The Sharks would have known full well that the Pumas would put up a tough challenge after what happened last year. The Sharks still seem to lack attitude.

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.08.15 18:23:18 by David12246 Reply

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  • Pumas 13 – Sharks 0 (23 min)

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.08.15 18:25:03 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @David12246 (Comment 27) : No hunger when playing against a “minnow” team. Old Sharks trait.

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.08.15 18:25:34 by Ben Reply
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  • Pumas 13 – 0 Sharks

    24 minutes.

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.08.15 18:25:58 by Ben Reply
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  • Brilliant by Majola! Had to tell Cronje where to go and what to do.

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.08.15 18:26:24 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Yesssss

  • Comment 32, posted at 07.08.15 18:26:33 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Lionel Cronje try

  • Comment 33, posted at 07.08.15 18:26:36 by Ben Reply
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  • Commentator just said that the Pumas are “stealing the Sharks’ balls”. I don’t think he realizes just how true that statement is :mrgreen:

    And no, the try we just scored doesn’t make me want to take that back at all.

  • Comment 34, posted at 07.08.15 18:27:07 by David12246 Reply

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  • I said Majola was the player I was most excited for, great from him.

  • Comment 35, posted at 07.08.15 18:27:25 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Pumas 13 – 7 Sharks

    25 minutes.

  • Comment 36, posted at 07.08.15 18:27:26 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 29) : I know, but I really think it’s a bigger issue than just that.

  • Comment 37, posted at 07.08.15 18:28:17 by David12246 Reply

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  • Anyone got a good stream, mines lagging a bit?

  • Comment 38, posted at 07.08.15 18:30:42 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Faf de Klerk is sharp.

  • Comment 39, posted at 07.08.15 18:31:11 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Come on guys. Give the Pumas credit where it’s due. We can only get better unlike them who are much more settled already.

  • Comment 40, posted at 07.08.15 18:31:36 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Too easy.

  • Comment 41, posted at 07.08.15 18:31:41 by Ben Reply
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  • Pumas 20 – Sharks 7 (30 min)

  • Comment 42, posted at 07.08.15 18:32:00 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Pumas 20 – 7 Sharks

    30 minutes.

  • Comment 43, posted at 07.08.15 18:32:45 by Ben Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 38) : I’m using cricfree

  • Comment 44, posted at 07.08.15 18:33:17 by Ben Reply
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  • Ungerer getting schooled big time!

  • Comment 45, posted at 07.08.15 18:34:25 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 40) : At this point we have to ask, how long is it going to take for us to ‘settle’. Saying that we can only get better just means that we are pretty $#[email protected]

  • Comment 46, posted at 07.08.15 18:34:56 by David12246 Reply

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  • Pumas r playing so well thatswhy the sharks r unsettled

  • Comment 47, posted at 07.08.15 18:35:30 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 44) : yeah me too, guess my Internet isn’t to good today

  • Comment 48, posted at 07.08.15 18:38:39 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Shouldn’t even be a penalty.

  • Comment 49, posted at 07.08.15 18:38:57 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Wtf how was that a penalty?

  • Comment 50, posted at 07.08.15 18:39:33 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 48) : Happens to me too on occasions.

  • Comment 51, posted at 07.08.15 18:39:35 by Ben Reply
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  • Pumas now fucking up these palookas.

  • Comment 52, posted at 07.08.15 18:40:09 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Poor Sharks. Still think they don’t need a solid coaching team.

  • Comment 53, posted at 07.08.15 18:40:33 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • So a try for something that shouldn’t have been a penalty. Wow.

  • Comment 54, posted at 07.08.15 18:40:34 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Pumas 27 – Sharks 7 (37 min)

  • Comment 55, posted at 07.08.15 18:40:54 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Bunch of bitches in our forwards pack. Disgraceful.

  • Comment 56, posted at 07.08.15 18:40:58 by Ben Reply
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  • This ref is way out of his league.

  • Comment 57, posted at 07.08.15 18:41:02 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • How the fuck do they penalise the Sharks player because the Puma player ran into him!!!!!!!

  • Comment 58, posted at 07.08.15 18:42:08 by JD Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 54) : why shouldn’t it have been a penalty

  • Comment 59, posted at 07.08.15 18:42:35 by BR Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 59) : The player ran into him and jumped….

  • Comment 60, posted at 07.08.15 18:43:17 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 58) : the player of the sharks stepped into his space when he jumped

  • Comment 61, posted at 07.08.15 18:44:09 by BR Reply
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  • Ag for fucksakes can ONE dipshit please not lose the ball!!

  • Comment 62, posted at 07.08.15 18:44:25 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • But then the Sharks play with no aggression at all!! Same old same old….

  • Comment 63, posted at 07.08.15 18:44:53 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Eish. Not the best start to the season. Forwards still have no idea how to defend a maul. Sharks cannot hold onto their own ball.

  • Comment 64, posted at 07.08.15 18:45:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Let’s just be honest the Sharks is shit

  • Comment 65, posted at 07.08.15 18:46:48 by BR Reply
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  • Sorry to say, but it’s time for Gary Gold to pack his shit and go.

  • Comment 66, posted at 07.08.15 18:47:09 by jonnow Reply

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  • Am I the only 1 who thinks Faf is better than Ruan Pienaar?

  • Comment 67, posted at 07.08.15 18:48:03 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • Thank goodness the world cup is one of these days. This is just too painful to watch.

  • Comment 68, posted at 07.08.15 18:48:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Everything is going the Pumas way, so much so that Marnus Schoeman got all cocky. Not content to go to the half time, no the ref must now see whether he was unfairly dealt. Losing the breakdown battle…very disappointing

  • Comment 69, posted at 07.08.15 18:49:03 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • What have these lads been doing all pre-season? Making commercials and tanning on the beach?

  • Comment 70, posted at 07.08.15 18:49:30 by Ben Reply
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  • Only 40mins of the first game, ya we getting owned, but we gotta give them more opportunity than this before calling for heads to roll

  • Comment 71, posted at 07.08.15 18:49:52 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @jonnow (Comment 66) : why must the coach leave if the players is dropping him I will not give any of the players anything above 2/10 while the Pumas is on fire

  • Comment 72, posted at 07.08.15 18:50:32 by BR Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 67) : Faf could be devastating in a Bok team with the running game plan – better at that than both Pienaar and Reinach.

  • Comment 73, posted at 07.08.15 18:51:25 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 67) : He was brilliant in the first half.

  • Comment 74, posted at 07.08.15 18:51:34 by Ben Reply
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  • Also, I’ve never liked this referee when he officiates the Sharks. It looks a little like bias. The first scrum penalty was dodgy by van Heerden. And he’s only looking at the Sharks and their errors. That said, its time for some replacements already. Nobody really standing out

  • Comment 75, posted at 07.08.15 18:52:34 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 71) : Yeah but this is just more of the same as what we saw all SR season.

  • Comment 76, posted at 07.08.15 18:52:43 by David12246 Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 75) : And last year’s CC for that matter.

  • Comment 77, posted at 07.08.15 18:53:07 by David12246 Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 73) : I don’t think Reinach can be good in a Bok team regardless of the gameplan.

  • Comment 78, posted at 07.08.15 18:53:10 by Ben Reply
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  • So the same poephol in charge of a whole lot of new faces and we still play like shit …. yeah, deffo not Gold the cause for our shit team huh πŸ™„

    How much more “we’ll get better” bs do we stand for …. stop being an ostrich

  • Comment 79, posted at 07.08.15 18:54:03 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 67) : He’s better than Pienaar and Reinach put together.

  • Comment 80, posted at 07.08.15 18:54:33 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 72) : Because the Coach is held responsible when the team plays like they haven’t seen a practice session in the last 3 months.

    I see absolutely nothing from this side tonight, no skills, no ball retention and no fire.

  • Comment 81, posted at 07.08.15 18:54:53 by jonnow Reply

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  • “Or will there be a repeat of last year’s result, with the Pumas claiming another famous home win over big-name opposition?” For how much longer will the Sharks be big-name opposition?

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 80) : For sure. 2015 Reinach is a palooka.

  • Comment 83, posted at 07.08.15 18:55:54 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Now we’ll see if they at least can show some fighting character.

  • Comment 84, posted at 07.08.15 18:56:14 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Wow, soft try for us!

  • Comment 85, posted at 07.08.15 18:57:20 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Still no respect for the breakdown. Technical know how needs a lot of work.

  • Comment 86, posted at 07.08.15 18:57:43 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • This is not the team who played in pmb that’s for sure. Is a little consistency too much to ask.

  • Comment 87, posted at 07.08.15 18:57:47 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Pumas 27 – 14 Sharks (42 min)

  • Comment 88, posted at 07.08.15 18:58:00 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Great defense Cronje!

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  • @jonnow (Comment 81) : If you can tell me the gameplan I will say he must go but there is no definite gameplan because the players is playing that [email protected] and I had to hear al preseason how good these guys are I will not lay this before the coaching not at all, you can coach all you want but if the players don’t pitch there is absolutely nothing they can do

  • Comment 90, posted at 07.08.15 19:01:04 by BR Reply
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  • Pumas 30 – Sharks 14 (46 min)

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  • @jonnow (Comment 81) : you cannot tell me knocks is a coach fault and defence structures that is in place but tackles being missed is not coach’s fault

  • Comment 92, posted at 07.08.15 19:04:32 by BR Reply
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  • Difference here is Faf. He is killing our guys.

  • Comment 93, posted at 07.08.15 19:05:34 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • Massive overlap and the ball goes to the forward pod FFS!!!

  • Comment 94, posted at 07.08.15 19:05:48 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Ungerer is way too slow to the rucks.

  • Comment 95, posted at 07.08.15 19:05:53 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I know one guy cannot be blamed for everything but ettas sure tried his best to disprove that. Attack way too flat. Hope Claasens can give them some direction.

  • Comment 96, posted at 07.08.15 19:07:50 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Neiher of the moron commentators can pronounce Mjekevu 😯

  • Comment 97, posted at 07.08.15 19:08:33 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 93) : And yet this sparkplug is not in the bok team. Facepalm. ..

  • Comment 98, posted at 07.08.15 19:08:59 by coolfusion Reply

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  • No no no really, what have the Sharks been doing the past month??? πŸ™„

  • Comment 99, posted at 07.08.15 19:11:25 by David12246 Reply

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  • Are we agreed su preez should start from now on?

  • Comment 100, posted at 07.08.15 19:12:59 by coolfusion Reply

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  • This ref is uselesss!!!

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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 101) : what wrong call did he make now

  • Comment 102, posted at 07.08.15 19:14:08 by BR Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 102) : Nah can’t fault the ref for our crap. .

  • Comment 103, posted at 07.08.15 19:15:05 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Who is this Wim Visser clown?

  • Comment 104, posted at 07.08.15 19:19:36 by Ben Reply
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  • Faf is owning this. And pure size ain’t everything this du preez kid is something special he must get the berth he is the real deal.

  • Comment 105, posted at 07.08.15 19:20:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Oh come on that is just dirty that late tackle unforgivable.

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  • Pumas 30 – 21 Sharks

    64 minutes.

  • Comment 107, posted at 07.08.15 19:21:41 by Ben Reply
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  • Cronje doing his job but I feel he must take control of this backline other than that he is exciting

  • Comment 108, posted at 07.08.15 19:23:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Soooo many obstructions from the pumas

  • Comment 109, posted at 07.08.15 19:24:36 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Pretty stadium though…

  • Comment 110, posted at 07.08.15 19:24:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 103) : made his first mistake by no penalising the guy that tackled van der Walt when the quick tap was not yet taken

  • Comment 111, posted at 07.08.15 19:25:11 by BR Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 111) : That’s why I said dirty. I agree with you. Play should have stopped there.

  • Comment 112, posted at 07.08.15 19:26:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Flat backline crash ..repeat. uninspired attack. This game is a swamp donkey.

  • Comment 113, posted at 07.08.15 19:29:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Come on Sharks. You can do this……

  • Comment 114, posted at 07.08.15 19:30:05 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Pumas 30 – 24 Sharks

    72 minutes.

  • Comment 115, posted at 07.08.15 19:30:10 by Ben Reply
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  • Well at least this is separating the wheat from the chaff. Hope Gary is taking notes.

  • Comment 116, posted at 07.08.15 19:31:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Lionel earning his pay

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 114) : don’t think this lot has the character

  • Comment 118, posted at 07.08.15 19:32:27 by BR Reply
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  • Some hunger there? The bench certainly picking it up for us.

  • Comment 119, posted at 07.08.15 19:33:10 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @BR (Comment 118) : Nail..head…bullseye. ..

  • Comment 120, posted at 07.08.15 19:33:49 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I’m still hoping…..

  • Comment 121, posted at 07.08.15 19:34:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Time remaining?

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  • Next time start with Claasens and Joe at 10

  • Comment 123, posted at 07.08.15 19:36:26 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • SP on…please please my boy. Let this be the season you turn it around.

  • Comment 124, posted at 07.08.15 19:36:42 by coolfusion Reply

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  • 3min

  • Comment 125, posted at 07.08.15 19:36:52 by BR Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 123) : Start with du preez not ettienne ,Lionel did his part.

  • Comment 126, posted at 07.08.15 19:38:08 by coolfusion Reply

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  • If Roos kicks this it’s game over

  • Comment 127, posted at 07.08.15 19:38:54 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Well played Pumas. Outplayed the ref and our coaching staff. Congratulations

  • Comment 128, posted at 07.08.15 19:39:12 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Game Over!

  • Comment 129, posted at 07.08.15 19:39:31 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • This Roos kicks well

  • Comment 130, posted at 07.08.15 19:39:50 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Pumas 33 – 24 Sharks

    79 minutes.

    Game over.

  • Comment 131, posted at 07.08.15 19:39:52 by Ben Reply
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  • Over. Thanks for coming. Backline got nothing good from our forward can’t really blame them.

  • Comment 132, posted at 07.08.15 19:40:06 by coolfusion Reply

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  • How we let Faf slip and we keep guys like Ungerer is beyond me

  • Comment 133, posted at 07.08.15 19:40:29 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Oh well…..

  • Comment 134, posted at 07.08.15 19:40:31 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Sharks must prepare for cc qualifying if they continue like this

  • Comment 135, posted at 07.08.15 19:41:04 by BR Reply
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  • Heyneke is a fucking cretin for not having Faf as his Bok 9.

  • Comment 136, posted at 07.08.15 19:41:09 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Better luck next week…..

  • Comment 137, posted at 07.08.15 19:41:10 by JarsonX Reply
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  • FULL TIME

    PUMAS 33 – 24 SHARKS

  • Comment 138, posted at 07.08.15 19:41:39 by Ben Reply
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  • Embarrassing really. We never once looked the part.

  • Comment 139, posted at 07.08.15 19:42:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • heads back in sand and mutter some more getting betters next time we play the same ugly shyte ….. not me anymore

  • Comment 140, posted at 07.08.15 19:42:09 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 137) : At least they showed character. πŸ™„ Expect the match report headline “Brave Sharks go down in Nelspruit” or some such…

  • Comment 141, posted at 07.08.15 19:43:14 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Mephisto_Shark (Comment 140) : Let’s use the bok mantra. We learned or we had some positives or some crap….

  • Comment 142, posted at 07.08.15 19:43:35 by coolfusion Reply

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  • At least the Pumas did not get a bonus point, but neither did the Sharks. Claasens needs to start the next game – Ungerer needs to pull finger. Also we have a serious problem at hooker. With Marco running the lineout, we should not loose so many lineouts.

  • Comment 143, posted at 07.08.15 19:44:05 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 142) : eek, I’ll definitely burn my Sharks clothing then πŸ˜†

  • Comment 144, posted at 07.08.15 19:45:32 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 143) : Yes how long before we have another bissie. Buy craig burden.

  • Comment 145, posted at 07.08.15 19:45:32 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 136) : I know it was just against a lacklustre Sharks team, but Faf dominated the game.

  • Comment 146, posted at 07.08.15 19:45:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Mephisto_Shark (Comment 144) : Haha yup. ..

  • Comment 147, posted at 07.08.15 19:46:08 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 146) : No lies there.

  • Comment 148, posted at 07.08.15 19:46:43 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I’m speechless…
    At least we have no illusions about the season. No expectations what so ever.

  • Comment 149, posted at 07.08.15 19:46:43 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • Not long now Gary, few more games like this and it is time to book your ticket to the next team unfortunate enough to be shacked up with you.

  • Comment 150, posted at 07.08.15 19:48:04 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 149) : Just a clever reshuffle needed. But as with griekwas maybe this is how we need to start a season lose against the poodles so we can be better against the big dogs?

  • Comment 151, posted at 07.08.15 19:49:13 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I luv Faf but because of obstructions on our defenders when he runs lateral really bought him time and space

  • Comment 152, posted at 07.08.15 19:49:18 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 150) : I am not Gary glitter ‘ s biggest fan but this was on the players.

  • Comment 153, posted at 07.08.15 19:52:18 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 151) : If we win the thing, by all means. Still doesn’t take this taste out of my mouth though…

  • Comment 154, posted at 07.08.15 19:52:33 by Southern_Shark Reply
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  • Geez Tdt was good tonight… now if we can just get 3 or 4 other players to stepup

  • Comment 155, posted at 07.08.15 19:52:44 by byron Reply

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  • Van Heerden is soooooo quick to call penalty advantage for the Pumas and conversely really slow to call penalty advantage for the Sharks. And those sideline referees were really not good enough. However our line outs were 50/50.maybe a few kicks at goal would have helped the cause. Hadebe and Joe P were off tonight. Lionel was okay, Sithole barely saw the ball. Our tactical kicking wasn’t good enough. The Pumas got away with murder at the breakdown but if you can’t depend on the ref you should sort it out yourself.

  • Comment 156, posted at 07.08.15 19:54:00 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @Southern_Shark (Comment 154) : Ja you and me both. Poor by all accounts.

  • Comment 157, posted at 07.08.15 19:54:08 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 156) : What did Joe P do wrong? I thought he was pretty solid.

  • Comment 158, posted at 07.08.15 19:56:41 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 158) : Me too could have used his experience to direct the backline but the again they had utter crap to work with from forwards especially first half. So I can’t fault any of the backs.

  • Comment 159, posted at 07.08.15 19:58:21 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 153) : we saw this same lacklustre display during SR…I’m starting to connect the dots, and Gary is the common denominator.

    I’m not calling for his head yet, but two more games like this and I’ll be over this Gary experiment.

  • Comment 160, posted at 07.08.15 19:59:42 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • For me it will start with replacing oosthuizen with du preez get hooker sorted. Amateur hour that first half starting positions need serious look.

  • Comment 161, posted at 07.08.15 20:01:19 by coolfusion Reply

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  • We were pretty unlucky i thought in the first half. A different ref abd it may very well have been a different result. Thought the offside line was very poorly reffed, their try from the maul should have been penalised for truck and trailer and if the ‘foul play’ penalty was a penalty then rugby has become a game for woesies

  • Comment 162, posted at 07.08.15 20:02:48 by byron Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 160) : Ja look, at the end of the day. .as Naas puts things..it does start and end with the coach’s selection so I hope, hope he took some learnings here.

  • Comment 163, posted at 07.08.15 20:03:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @ Ben; Joe’s kicks into touch were anaemic. And the sideline ref looked a little partial to the home team

  • Comment 164, posted at 07.08.15 20:03:47 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 161) : Only problem with that is du Preez is a flank and Oosthuizen is a lock. πŸ™„

  • Comment 165, posted at 07.08.15 20:04:04 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 165) : The other du preez. Like the other white meat.

  • Comment 166, posted at 07.08.15 20:05:31 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 162) : “A different ref abd it may very well have been a different result.”

    You’re dillusional, in my opinion. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 167, posted at 07.08.15 20:05:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @coolfusion (Comment 166) : They are both flanks.

  • Comment 168, posted at 07.08.15 20:06:09 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 167) : Ja not so much the ref as the players.

  • Comment 169, posted at 07.08.15 20:06:22 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Hmm…not a great start to the season…ai!

  • Comment 170, posted at 07.08.15 20:07:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 168) : Nah boet. Dan can cover lock too.

  • Comment 171, posted at 07.08.15 20:08:15 by coolfusion Reply

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  • But back to my comment I can’t blame ref or negative play for this. When we had the chance we just couldn’t show anything. Early days I suppose.

  • Comment 172, posted at 07.08.15 20:11:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 171) : I’ve never seen him play lock.

  • Comment 173, posted at 07.08.15 20:14:06 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 173) : If I’m not mistaken he paired with shickerlin at lock for junior boks. Not a great expert on him though. Just tonight I would have picked him over oosthuizen given the game ettienne plays. I suspect he is not frequently picked there but ettas could have been replaced by a prop at lock tonight, the kind of game he played.

  • Comment 174, posted at 07.08.15 20:50:51 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 174) : That being said I will be paying a lot more attention to him in future.

  • Comment 175, posted at 07.08.15 20:55:07 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 87) : someone please post the team that actaully started, Im uncertain about the front row reshuffle

  • Comment 176, posted at 07.08.15 21:17:59 by revolverocelot Reply

     
  • He did play lock for the Juniors but I’m not sure he’s big enough to play senior rugby there. So why play him out of the position he has a future in? Any the criticism of Ungerer after one bad game? Losing sucks but either the guys with potential we just need to stick with – they’ll come through.

  • Comment 177, posted at 07.08.15 21:33:23 by JR Reply

     
  • @JR (Comment 177) : I don’t think Ungerer had a bad game. At the risk of repeating myself the ball from the forwards in the first half was terrible and the backline were constantly forced onto the back foot.

  • Comment 178, posted at 07.08.15 21:36:03 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @JR (Comment 177) : Ja but but given what we had on bench I would say an undersized guy who can play trumps a big guy who can’t

  • Comment 179, posted at 07.08.15 21:37:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I didn’t watch the whole game this evening…but from what I did see:
    – our lineouts were shocking!
    – Thomas’ injury didn’t look great!
    – and who was the poephol who decided it was a great idea to kick out a ball after our scrum ball with 3 minutes left and needing to score a try to win! What’s up with that?!

  • Comment 180, posted at 07.08.15 21:45:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 180) : Ja I hope Tommy is ok, to me he has the most heart and affinity for this team you can see the commitment on his face. Some bad call kicking but we lack a general in the back I thought Joe or Michael would rally but they’ve still new I suppose.

  • Comment 181, posted at 07.08.15 21:52:57 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I am impressed with the grunt shown in the 2nd half by our boys. Some of those tackles were bone crunching!

  • Comment 182, posted at 07.08.15 21:56:04 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Whoever on that coaching staff or even on this website who never saw the shit coming when Andre Esterhuizen was selected at wing….’nuff said!!!!

  • Comment 183, posted at 08.08.15 07:47:20 by pienaar111 Reply

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  • I heard Thomas is fine

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