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What they had to say: Sharks vs Lions, Round 7


Written by Stephen Smith (StevieS)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, Sharks on 21 Sep 2015 at 09:05
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Hi Sharks and Bok fans. I think it’s safe to say we’re at an all-time low. We seem to be lacking proper coaches at both national and provincial level, with Eddie Jones highlighting just how important proper coaching is. Let’s get into the articles…

Media:

“The win sees the Lions solidify their position at the top of this year’s log, while the Sharks’ woes continue to cast doubt over their ability to compete for honours this year.” – news24.com

“The sunny conditions provided the perfect platform for attacking rugby, but both teams coughed up a plethora of opportunities in the first half. The Lions stuck to the plan that has worked for them throughout the competition by retaining the ball to setup phase after phase of sniping runs. The Sharks had to dig deep to keep the home team at bay.” – rugby365.com

“The final minutes of the match belonged to the Sharks who were desperate to bag another win in what is turning out to be a disappointing season for them. Some great interlinking play allowed flanker Francois Kleinhans to score a try in the 78th minute. Pietersen nailed the conversion to leave the final score at 26-18 to the Golden Lions.” – supersport.com

“Last year’s runners-up simply continue on their merry way in this season’s competition, and look virtually certain to finish top of the log after now opening up an eight-point buffer at the summit of the standings. For the Sharks it was another disappointing day, with the team from Durban looking devoid of direction, and their fourth defeat of the season is another significant blow to their play-off ambitions.” – sarugbymag.co.za

Twitter:

“Just taken my Sharks flogging like a good catholic! #sharksrugby eish”

“The scary thing is that this Sharks team has some good players in it.. #SharksvsLions”

“Great to see the fire in @TheSharksZA eyes today. #SharksvsLions #SSRugby”


29 Comments

  • Thanks for the commitment, Steve!

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.09.15 09:15:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Stevie, you muct have had a hard time finding any news reports on the Sharks after the Japanese fiasco.

    Well done 😈

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.09.15 09:15:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Are you brave enough to do one of these on the Boks game?

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.09.15 09:16:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • News 24 was being quite kind with their “cast doubt”…

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.09.15 09:18:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • At least our defence was far better in the first half…

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.09.15 09:19:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 5) : Having said that, though, what’s up with this “let’s all relax and fall asleeps for 20 minutes after halftime?!”

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.09.15 09:20:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I kinda forgot about the Currie Cup due to World Cup excitement but that changed after the De Villiers Meyer Circus came to town. I didnt watch a single game after that. Just couldn’t.

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.09.15 09:25:00 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Ahh at last I have conspired to find something positive out of this weekends rugby and that is that over the 3 teams playing against the Lions it was the Sharks that outscored their opposition in tries, 8-7.

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.09.15 09:31:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • This game registered as nothing more than a brief blip on a radar filled with incoming Japanese kamikazes. I don’t even have enough mental energy left to be disappointed.

    Thank you Bokke, I guess.

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.09.15 09:43:30 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 8) : What were the results in the other games against the Lions?

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.09.15 10:08:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 9) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.09.15 10:09:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 1) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 2) : @pastorshark (Comment 3) : My pleasure guys.

    No, I can’t do one on the Bok game. My heart is still too sore.

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.09.15 10:46:50 by StevieS Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 7) : I really lost my enthusiasm for the RWC after our game.

    The Fiji vs England game was great to watch. Loved the big hits by the Fijians. That Mike Brown is an ace fullback for England.

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.09.15 10:48:11 by StevieS Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 12) : That, my friend, is understandable…

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.09.15 11:09:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks loss happens like that geyser in Yellowstone national park and actually helped me with the Boks result – the emotions were already at a low. It almost seems pointless to watch and hope however my watching habits are like muscle memory in a chicken with it’s head chopped off…the competition for the Sharks is all over except for the flapping. What a predicament. What is clear is that the Sharks are like the Springboks in some ways; past glories with a present slump but without a clue as to how we got here or what to do about it. What a predicament.

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.09.15 12:19:54 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • I kno this is a Sharks thread and they not exactly setting the world alight. But what has happened to the Bulls?? Started playing some really great rugby and then last couple weeks…bam

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.09.15 12:26:11 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 16) : I put it down to maturity. It’s still a young team, and they just need to learn how to win the close games.

    I am still expecting a Lions vs Bulls final.

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.09.15 12:35:01 by StevieS Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 17) : yeh fair point. They not getting a lot wrong, just 1 or 2 mistakes meaning they not closing out games. I also think they hit the Lions and WP both playing really well on the day

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.09.15 12:44:26 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 16) : For two weeks the Bulls have not been concentrating on the “next game” because they have been so nervous of their upcoming clash against the Sharks…

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.09.15 12:45:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 19) : Hahahaha that was a great one.

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.09.15 12:47:56 by StevieS Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 18) : I think you’re right. Lions are consistent, and WP were desperate not to lose.

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.09.15 12:48:29 by StevieS Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 19) : Nervous about ticket sales perhaps?

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.09.15 13:02:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @StevieS (Comment 21) : yeh look both those games they lost the opposition played bladdy well. Lions first half against Bulls was probably best they played all year. Ditto WP probably had their most complete game vs the Bulls this weekend.

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.09.15 13:03:55 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 23) : Can’t argue with you there.

    Aaah, I remember, albeit vaguely, what it was like to win consistently, or even at all, against quality opposition.

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.09.15 13:11:49 by StevieS Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 24) : well i did call it before the game that if we tried to play a ball in hand approach we would get turned over and come unstuck. We should have kicked everything deep into their corners and used all our energy to defend and try sneak a win. Playing pretty is great until you see the scoreboard afterwards

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.09.15 13:23:44 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 10) : U19’s Lost 22 – 28 and the U21’s won 27-23.

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.09.15 13:50:38 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 26) : Oh well done u21s…they’ve had some very good results! Now for some consistency!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.09.15 06:32:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I admire you Stevie,week in week out,keep it up,thanks

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.09.15 08:00:59 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 28) : Thanks benji. I appreciate the support.

    @SheldonK (Comment 25) : You were right, I saw you said that a few times last week.

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.09.15 08:31:17 by StevieS Reply
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