What they had to say: Sharks vs Griquas, Round 9

Written by Stephen Smith (StevieS)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 5 Oct 2015 at 11:00
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So I know it was only Griquas, but it’s been so long since a convincing win that I feel we can celebrate. It’s also pleasing to see so many backs amongst the try scorers. Well done boys!!! There isn’t much in the media, probably because it wasn’t televised, and there wasn’t anything on Twitter surprisingly.


“Griquas were no match for a rampant Sharks side during their Absa Currie Cup match at Griqua Park in Kimberley on Saturday. The Durban-based side ran in six tries to beat Griquas 45-20 to move within two points of the fourth-placed Cheetahs on the log ahead of next week’s final regular season fixture.” –

“THE SHARKS HAVE MANAGED TO ANNIHILATE THE GRIQUAS 45-20 IN KIMBERLEY WITH A VINTAGE FIRST HALF DISPLAY OF ATTACKING PLAY ON SATURDAY. The Sharks kept their playoff hopes alive when a bonus point win saw them move to within two points of fourth placed Free State Cheetahs on the log.” –

“The Griquas improved their defensive patterns at the start of the second half and they held the Sharks out until the 54th minute when replacement scrumhalf Michael Claassens went over for a converted try. The Sharks continued to assert their dominance and left wing Sibusiso Sithole added his name to the try-scorer’s list before the Griquas finally managed to breach the visitor’s defence when they grabbed two late tries through replacement back Sandile Ngcobo and Nel.” –

“The Sharks scored six tries in their 45-20 demolition of Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday. Following the draw between the Pumas and Cheetahs earlier, the Sharks kept their semi-final hopes alive with a bonus-point victory at Griqua Park that moves them two log points off the top four.” –

Here‘s hoping for a great game this weekend against the Cheetahs.


  • Lets just bathe in this for a moment….its been such a loooong year. Aaaaaahhh

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.10.15 11:06:48 by Sharkfinn Reply
  • Yes!

    We only need three good game and we are the Champs 😯

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.10.15 11:08:10 by Kabouter Reply
  • @Sharkfinn (Comment 1) : Bathing and enjoying the sensation.

    @Kabouter (Comment 2) : Somehow seems to detract from the competition’s merits, or is it just me?

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.10.15 11:11:02 by StevieS Reply
  • @StevieS (Comment 3) : agreed! was always the case with the Boks also coming back into the picture for playoffs

    but if it were to happen, I would not complain 😉

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.10.15 11:17:35 by Kabouter Reply

  • Most rewarding for us! Just when we seem to have played well the match is not televised!

    I wish overseas rugby ( not World Cup) eg ITM CUP or something like that — would not not come before ANY Curry Cup game!!!!!!!! as far as TV goes!

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.10.15 11:28:34 by Den Reply

  • @Kabouter (Comment 4) : I would definitely not complain lol

    @Den (Comment 5) : The quality is arguably higher in the ITM, but I think the reason is that they could only fit in one local game due to RWC committments.

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.10.15 11:31:27 by StevieS Reply
  • The next headline I’d like to read:

    “Lancaster joins Sharks for SR” – dare I dream

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.10.15 11:42:28 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 7) : I was discussing this with some friends. Apparently he has only coached England and the Saxons, never a Premiership side, so that begs the question, does he have the necessary experience and skills to coach a team which needs rebuilding.

    Before you all jump down my throat, I know England needed ‘rebuilding’ after the 2011 WC, but they are all professionals from Premiership sides. The rebuilding I’m talking about is a whole new culture, with many young, inexperienced players.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.10.15 11:47:12 by StevieS Reply
  • @StevieS (Comment 8) : The culture part will be up to Gold as DoR…I want Lancaster purely as senior coach.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.10.15 12:35:10 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 9) : He def wouldnt be the worst option

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.10.15 13:09:19 by SheldonK Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 9) : We could do worse, I agree.

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.10.15 13:20:36 by StevieS Reply
  • I dont know too much about Lancaster but I do know that he tanked big time when absolutely all the cards, the stars etc were in his favour.

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.10.15 13:38:12 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 12) : So did Eddie Jones previously and a number of ‘high profile’ coaches have at one point become unstuck. It happens

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.10.15 13:49:32 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 13) : Of course it happens, like I say I dont know much about him but am wondering what it is that guys see in him that now make him this “must have” coach.

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.10.15 14:13:47 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 14) : He tanked…so he should come cheap 😈

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.10.15 14:18:16 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 15) : Bring him on then. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.10.15 14:24:46 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 14) : Look i think every coach has pros and cons and it depends which ones u can live with that then determine if you want a guy or not. I think the pros that Lancaster brings would be discipline, a fast paced game and premium on fitness. Cons would be he seems unable to conjure up a good plan B and he has a tendency to pick a captain loyal to him rather than a guy best for the team.

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.10.15 14:27:13 by SheldonK Reply

  • I see Jones is already looking at dumping the Stormers for higher honours (England job)….that would make JW look like the ultimate loyalist 😈

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.10.15 14:28:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) : That would be amazing if Eddie Jones didnt even make it to preseason…hahaha

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.10.15 14:38:22 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 19) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 18) : where did you read that,sheet fist of all we win an away game and now this,life is good.

  • Comment 20, posted at 05.10.15 16:35:40 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 20) : Read it on SS….this is what he wrote in a daily mail column:

    “If England approached me, would I listen to them? Of course I would, but whether the RFU part ways with Stuart Lancaster is a big and difficult decision,”

  • Comment 21, posted at 05.10.15 17:11:19 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Haha where is Vincenzo. Seems like Jones would turn down the “Microsoft” of world rugby in a heartbeat for a better gig. Got to be worrying if your new coach is already looking for new employment….

  • Comment 22, posted at 05.10.15 17:29:25 by Orlok Tsubodai Reply

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  • Hmm…not sure about the “Lancaster for Sharks coach” thing…

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.10.15 17:40:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Saw the whole “Jones expresses interest in England job” thing…probably just media twist…but I wouldn’t have been to happy about my new coach saying that shortly after being appointed…

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.10.15 17:41:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Thanks Stevie! Nice to see both my boys doing fist pumps because of a Sharks victory again!!

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.10.15 17:43:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 23) : …let’s then hope the Ozzies tank next – then we can go for the “Cheika for Sharks coach” thing 😈

    I actually thought that we’d have “Gatland for Sharks coach” first up…never thought England would be tanking out of the world cup first.

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.10.15 17:47:11 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 26) : I was also thinking Gatland! I would certainly take Cheika…he’s a schmuck, but a schmuck who is a flipping good coach!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.10.15 17:58:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • HM still angry at Lambie for loosing against Japan

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.10.15 18:54:43 by duncanbetteridge Reply

  • @duncanbetteridge (Comment 28) : Nope. He just needs to see what form Morne is in, if any. More was supposed to play vs. Arg away, but went on paternity duty. Nothing sinister at all.

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.10.15 20:41:06 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 26) : @pastorshark (Comment 27) : dream on guys neither would sign with the Sharks as I’m sure they’ll stay on as National coach of Wales and OZ.

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.10.15 23:09:33 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 30) : Just postulating freely… 😆

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.10.15 23:11:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 31) : yes please use big words!!!!!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.10.15 23:16:08 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 32) : 😀 😀 😀

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.10.15 23:23:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 33) : does postulating mean to tall sh&$#?t with your friend? ;-D then I like postulating! !!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.10.15 23:34:00 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 34) : :mrgreen: It sort of means to suggest something…which can be like sh*# with your friend…so go ahead and like it…

  • Comment 35, posted at 06.10.15 07:42:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Sharkfinn (Comment 1) : I with you bud. A pity we couldn’t get to see this one but perhaps it’s a better game in my head anyway 😎

  • Comment 36, posted at 06.10.15 09:53:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 35) : ja boet I figured as much was just in a mood to talk some ………. with my friends on Sharksworld!!!!!!!!!! 😈

  • Comment 37, posted at 06.10.15 10:04:33 by JD Reply
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