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Currie Cup 2015: Golden Lions v Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Sharks on 19 Sep 2015 at 13:00
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It’s the big showdown in Johannesburg between the Golden Lions and the “Golden” Sharks today.

Kick-off is at 14h30 (so don’t be caught unawares).

Golden Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Kwagga Smith, 6 Jaco Kriel (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Ruan Dreyer.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Luvuyiso Lusaseni, 19 Stephan de Witt, 20 Jaco van der Walt, 21 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 22 Antony Volmink.

Sharks: 15 Odwa Ndungane, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Sibusiso Sithole, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Marco Wentzel (captain), 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Replacements: 16 Monde Hadebe, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Dave McDuling, 19 Daniel du Preez, 20 Michael Claassens, 21 Heimar Williams, 22 Garth April.


88 Comments

  • Oh boy, the Sharks should issue a pack of Eno’s, bottle of Merlot and an anti-depressant for supporters with every game. I feel very morose about the prospect…I’m watching the Georgia versus Tonga match. Perhaps the Sharks can look into enlisting the help of the guy who is in charge of getting the Georgians to defend

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.09.15 13:45:25 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 1) : You cannot teach someone to defend if their heart is not in it.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.09.15 13:51:04 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Sharks need all the help they can get in fact the Holy Man’s employer would do right now,eish

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.09.15 13:52:37 by benji Reply
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  • I hope the Sharks show lots of “character” 🙄

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.09.15 14:03:17 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • @Orlok Tsubodai (Comment 4) : We will and Gary will point it out to you. Stay tuned….

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.09.15 14:53:44 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Lions 0 – 0 Sharks

    24 minutes.

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.09.15 14:59:22 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 3 – 3 Sharks

    33 minutes.

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.09.15 15:09:24 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 6 – 3 Sharks

    37 minutes.

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.09.15 15:13:38 by Ben Reply
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  • Half Time

    Lions 6 – 3 Sharks

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.09.15 15:17:31 by Ben Reply
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  • How anti Sharks are these commentators?

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.09.15 15:18:19 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Very much in this – particularly up front. Encouraging.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.09.15 15:18:31 by JR Reply

     
  • Lions need to be brought back down to earth; Sharks need a win like a thirsty man fresh out of the desert; could we hope?

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.09.15 15:21:20 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • The tight 5 actually not sucking atm.

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.09.15 15:22:08 by DeanOwens Reply

     
  • Blow everyone’s mind and shift esterhuizen to wing Heimar at center reinach on other wing and bring Claasens on?

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.09.15 15:22:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Will we see an eighty-minute performance today?

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.09.15 15:23:37 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 9 – 3 Sharks

    43 minutes.

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.09.15 15:31:35 by Ben Reply
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  • Kleinhans two knocks in a row.

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.09.15 15:34:41 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Possession seems to mean nothing to this lot.

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.09.15 15:36:59 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Man not sure I can keep watching this crap

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.09.15 15:37:02 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Lions 12 – 3 Sharks

    52 minutes.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.09.15 15:42:44 by Ben Reply
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  • The Lions forwards have better handling skills than our backs.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.09.15 15:42:50 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Lions 12 – 6 Sharks

    54 minutes.

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.09.15 15:45:25 by Ben Reply
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  • Hadebe has come on for Engelbrecht. Franco to scrum at prop?

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.09.15 15:46:01 by Ben Reply
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  • Uncontested scrums. Didn’t notice that Chadwick is on the field already.

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.09.15 15:49:19 by Ben Reply
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  • Lourens Erasmus scores for the Lions. Piss poor defense. The writing is on the wall now.

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.09.15 15:51:39 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 19 – 6 Sharks

    60 minutes.

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.09.15 15:52:08 by Ben Reply
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  • Claassens on for Reinach. Finally!

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.09.15 15:53:24 by Ben Reply
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  • absolutely rudderless …… coaching team that is imparting ZERO.

    Gtfo Gold!

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.09.15 15:53:35 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • As sad as it is the best thing for the Sharks would be to lose every game because if our director is content with this rubbish then at least the board would feel there needs to be massive changes

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.09.15 15:54:02 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Skosan scores for the Lions. No fucking backbone in this Sharks team.

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.09.15 15:56:11 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 26 – 6 Sharks

    65 minutes.

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.09.15 15:56:36 by Ben Reply
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  • Schoolboy stuff.

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.09.15 16:00:09 by Ben Reply
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  • Jaco van Heerden is useless

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.09.15 16:07:26 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Jaco van Heerden almost as useless as the Sharks

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.09.15 16:09:19 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Joe Pietersen scores for the Sharks.

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.09.15 16:10:15 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 26 – 11 Sharks

    77 minutes.

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.09.15 16:11:08 by Ben Reply
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  • Kleinhans scores for the Sharks.

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.09.15 16:12:19 by Ben Reply
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  • Lions 26 – 18 Sharks

    79 minutes.

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.09.15 16:14:05 by Ben Reply
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  • John Smit en sy ou pelle moet waai. Hy het die klomp slegte goed aangestel so hy moet saam met hulle waai. Ek al vir meer as 30jaar ‘n Sharks maar wragtig nou kry ek skaam – dis ‘n skande. Ek nie om wat al die slim manne op die forum se nie – ek bly by dit – SMIT en sy pelle moet waai!!!!!!!

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.09.15 16:16:36 by Leon Schrenk Reply

     
  • FULL TIME

    LIONS 26 – 18 SHARKS

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.09.15 16:16:47 by Ben Reply
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  • I have never called for a coach to be fired, but shit I am getting thrre fast, this team looks damn unfit

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.09.15 16:18:59 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • There is no pride in the jersey, no fire in the belly, no grunt.

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.09.15 16:20:30 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Sucking again. I’m getting tired of this.

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.09.15 16:21:18 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • The ref making his own rules. A pass into a lions player – knock on, forward knock by lions – nothing wrong. Sees an offside – blows after 5 phases. That said – what a poor period of 20-25 minutes after half time.

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.09.15 16:23:38 by DeanOwens Reply

     
  • Marco admitting that they don’t know what’s wrong and they do not know how to fix it…

    Thankfully the problem is not with our coach 🙄

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.09.15 16:26:47 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • The april guy looked sharp when he came on

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.09.15 16:26:51 by Poisy Reply
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  • Oh well. Losing doesn’t bother me any more. I expect it. Should I be worried?

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.09.15 16:27:10 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • @Poisy (Comment 46) : I stopped watching by that time….just too darn frustrating…much more entertaini.g watching the Irish scoring tries with their backline.

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.09.15 16:28:46 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @Orlok Tsubodai (Comment 47) : lol maybe! I know I still get pissed off we losing even if I do expect it hey

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.09.15 16:29:13 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 46) : Ja that kid needs game time. We must not lose him

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.09.15 16:29:27 by coolfusion Reply

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  • If I owned a house I would bet it on the Sharks not making the semis. 🙄

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.09.15 16:29:36 by Ben Reply
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  • I didn’t get to see the game…I was at the very enjoyable 90th birthday party of a healthy, happy person I admire…
    #perspective

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.09.15 16:30:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 48) : the backline actually worked well with him in it passing, maybe time for him to be given a go at flyhalf I iked what he did in the 10 min he had

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.09.15 16:31:00 by Poisy Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 51) : I reckon it will come down to the Cheetahs Sharks game in Bloem…?

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.09.15 16:31:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 53) : Good to hear…but I’m sceptical about Gold’s ability to actually nurture a talent like that.

    Marco’s post match comments confirmed my worst fears….we are clueless.

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.09.15 16:33:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 55) : ya that was uncomfortable to hear and worrying. To actually have no clue is scary

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.09.15 16:36:38 by Poisy Reply
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  • Fire John Smit first. Since he is there Sharks going DOWN. I cant support this team much longer. Wont watch the games anymore it is a waste of time

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.09.15 16:38:35 by Sharks maybe not for long Reply

     
  • @Poisy (Comment 56) : at least we have a Bok game with which we can wash this garbage out of out memories.

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.09.15 16:38:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Nothing wrong with players. Big proms with management starting with John Smit. Time for complete new management team. All sharks teams are at the bottom. For sure not the players

  • Comment 59, posted at 19.09.15 16:40:59 by Sharks maybe not for long Reply

     
  • @Sharks maybe not for long (Comment 57) : so because we not doing so well you want to bail? All teams have ups and downs we are all pissed off but keep the love for the team and our union things will get better

  • Comment 60, posted at 19.09.15 16:41:16 by Poisy Reply
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  • A little bit of good news is that the Sharks u21 beat the Lions u21 27-23

  • Comment 61, posted at 19.09.15 16:56:18 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Under 19’s lost

  • Comment 62, posted at 19.09.15 16:57:32 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 61) : Seems Horak is doing quite well with our u/21’s…clearly he wasn’t the weak link during SR 😯

  • Comment 63, posted at 19.09.15 17:00:01 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 63) : lol who knows boet, our rugby is “in groot KAK”

  • Comment 64, posted at 19.09.15 17:01:32 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Stop ref blaming and excuse making,fact is this once mighty,feared franchise has been run into the ground,what a disgrace

  • Comment 65, posted at 19.09.15 17:04:32 by benji Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 64) : dit is blerrie hartseer 😥

  • Comment 66, posted at 19.09.15 17:07:44 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 66) : Vir seker, when will we realise we need locks? A tight head of note, and another top 30 players? LOL

  • Comment 67, posted at 19.09.15 17:12:58 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 67) : I’ll be happy with a decent coach – look at Ireland…not the top 15 players in the world, and very little depth, yet with the right coach they are very competitive.

  • Comment 68, posted at 19.09.15 17:17:49 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 68) : very true

  • Comment 69, posted at 19.09.15 17:27:04 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 54) : I reckon it will be all over before then.

  • Comment 70, posted at 19.09.15 17:28:18 by Ben Reply
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  • Being a Sharks Supporter today makes me feel like being a teenager being punished twice for the same mistake. NO Sharks NO Bokke

  • Comment 71, posted at 19.09.15 20:37:53 by Gerhardt Reply

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  • @Sharks maybe not for long (Comment 59) :Nou praat jy – kyk maar na wat ek alvan die begin van Super Rugby 2015 gese het – John Smit en sy ou pelle moet uit. Hy kan vir Cell C gaan advertensies maak en. Fiets ry.

  • Comment 72, posted at 19.09.15 20:42:58 by Leon Schrenk Reply

     
  • No Gary Gold, we haven’t forgotten about you. 😈

  • Comment 73, posted at 20.09.15 09:21:07 by Ben Reply
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  • Spineless!

  • Comment 74, posted at 20.09.15 09:22:25 by Ben Reply
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  • So, the one good thing about the Springboks losing is that nobody is likely to hassle the poor, beleaguered Sharks supporters. They did better in the scrums and line-outs and Joe was decent and Kleinhans scored a good try, however losing concentration at around the 60 minute mark again cost them the match. And when Joe or Little-John (Kleinhans) made a break, its like, where was everyone else backing them up? Why can we score 2 tries in four minutes but only leave it to the 75th minute? The breakdowns were terrible and the skills were again generally poor in the second half. Are the Sharks fairies? I mean, where is the grunt and chutzpah? When is the last time the Sharks rumbled 40 metres down the field in a maul? Where are the bone crunching tackles? If flipping Japan can be tactical with the Springboks, why can’t the coaches come up with a plan for different opposition to take advantage of their weaknesses? It’s not rocket science.

  • Comment 75, posted at 20.09.15 13:21:22 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @Orlok Tsubodai (Comment 47) : Losing still bothers me although it no longer surprises me. Its death by a thousand paper cuts

  • Comment 76, posted at 20.09.15 13:25:08 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Put all your money for star players away and buy Eddie Jones.

  • Comment 77, posted at 20.09.15 15:57:44 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I saw a comment during the week that one of the Marais brothers was spotted in Durban. Peet got married, so that’s probably the reason.

  • Comment 78, posted at 20.09.15 19:56:40 by Ben Reply
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  • I think we should remember to keep this result in context- Lions top of the log,unbeaten and playing well. Sharks struggling to hold onto 4th and not playing well. So taking that into account did we really expect to win in jhb? There were better patches but can clearly see we just lack the quality and cohesion to close out a win. We simply lost to a better Lions side. What is worrying is how badly we seem to be playing at the start of the second half lately

  • Comment 79, posted at 21.09.15 08:27:26 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 78) : Of course it would have been the ideal opportunity to have a heart to heart with the brothers…please?

  • Comment 80, posted at 21.09.15 08:32:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 79) : Agreed…I’m disappointed with where we’re at…but given where we’re at, Saturday was not particularly gut wrenching…

  • Comment 81, posted at 21.09.15 08:33:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Morning guys, how was the Sharks game? Could not watch, had an Irish buddy over so we watched the Ireland game instead of the Sharks. The score at least didn’t give me nightmares as I thought it would have been.

  • Comment 82, posted at 21.09.15 08:41:52 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 82) : Basically like you said…still disappointing but no nightmare…

  • Comment 83, posted at 21.09.15 08:46:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 83) : I never had any doubt that we’d end up losing, just glad it wasn’t the riot I expected.

  • Comment 84, posted at 21.09.15 08:50:58 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 84) : It’s a sad place to be in…but you are correct…man, an upset against the Bulls would feel good…

  • Comment 85, posted at 21.09.15 08:52:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 85) : It’s sad that it has come to this point, where us die hard supporters are ok with the fact that our team didn’t get bulldozed but just lost. What has happened to this one great team? 🙁

  • Comment 86, posted at 21.09.15 08:54:33 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @KingRiaan (Comment 86) : 🙁

  • Comment 87, posted at 21.09.15 09:00:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 81) : Yeh look as i said lets not kid ourselves about where kzn rugby is at the moment. So in that context the first half on sat was actually fairly pleasing- i actually saw some aggression in our defense. That second half pretty much sums up sharks rugby at the moment though. But kudos to the u21s-great result

  • Comment 88, posted at 21.09.15 09:08:00 by SheldonK Reply

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