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Toulouse v Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 11 Feb 2016 at 19:00
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The final game of the pre-season tour kicks off in Toulouse tonight.

Coverage is live on SuperSport 1, with a 21h45 kick-off in SA.

Toulouse: 15 Thomas Ramos ; 14 Timoci Matanavou, 13 Arthur Bonneval, 12 Jarrod Poï, 11 Alexis Palisson ; 10 Luke McAlister, 9 David Mélé ; 8 Gregory Lamboley, 7 Gillian Galan, 6 François Cros ; 5 Edwin Maka, 4 Romain Millo ; 3 Gert Muller, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Gurthro Steenkamp.
Subs(from) : Kakovin, Tolofua, Marchand, Aldegheri, Tialata, Tekori, Manukula, Harinordoquy, Tuinukuafe, Tebaldini, Bouyxou, Tolofua, Bienvenu, Rauga, Kunatani, Billard.

Sharks:
15. Willie le Roux, 14. Wandile Mjekevu , 13. Heimar Williams, 12. Johan Deysel, 11. S’bura Sithole, 10. Garth April, 9. Michael Claassens (V Capt), 8. Christiaan de Bruin, 7. Etienne Oosthuizen, 6. Marcell Coetzee (Capt), 5. Hyron Andrews, 4. Dave McDuling, 3. Lourens Adriaanse, 2. Franco Marais, 1. Juan Schoeman
Replacements: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Gerhard Engelbrecht, 18. Daniel du Preez, 19. Jean-Luc du Preez, 20. Cobus Reinach, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Andre Esterhuizen, 23. Paul Jordaan, 24. Odwa Ndungane, 25. Joe Pietersen


295 Comments

  • Damn time needs to move faster lol

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.02.16 21:00:11 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • 10 minutes and counting. Here’s to hoping it’s a good warm-up game for the boys with minimum injuries.

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.02.16 21:29:34 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Good evening all…here we go!

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.02.16 21:41:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I’m really looking forward to how our second stringers go…no pressure…hope they do well!

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.02.16 21:42:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Time for the anthems…

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.02.16 21:44:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Hey, nicht so schmettern, Posaunenchor… (for the German connoisseurs of brass music)!

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.02.16 21:45:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Rob, are you going to draw attention to yourself in exotic ways so that we see you on TV?

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.02.16 21:46:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Gurthro belting out the French Anthem…I wonder whether he knows the words?!

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.02.16 21:46:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The marching band refused to yield…the players are ready but the band is still on the field!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.02.16 21:47:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Here we go…Luke McCallister kicks off…

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.02.16 21:48:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good take from the kick off and exit…

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.02.16 21:48:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Hyron Andrews penalised straight away fro no arms in the tackle…after a break by Toulouse…

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.02.16 21:49:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Toulouse kick it to touch for the lineout…

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.02.16 21:49:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Oosthuizen breaks up the Toulouse maul well…

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.02.16 21:50:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Heimar Williams gathers the attacking chip well and we clear…but not out…

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.02.16 21:50:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice steal by the Sharks at the breakdown and a good old run by Willie…what a try!!!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.02.16 21:51:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sburra scores!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.02.16 21:51:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Willie prominent twice in that move and a good option by Claassens. Wow…

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.02.16 21:52:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April hooks the conversion badly…

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.02.16 21:52:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Heimar with the last pass to put Sburra away…he had work to do…and did it brilliantly…

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.02.16 21:52:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 0-5 to the Sharks after 4 minutes…

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.02.16 21:53:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice take under the high ball by Willie and he puts Claassens into a bit of space…

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.02.16 21:53:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • More nice running but then the Sharks get turned over…pity…

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.02.16 21:54:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another steal by the Sharks and then Willie into another half-gap…unfortunately Sburra can’t hang onto the pass…

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.02.16 21:54:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice intent by the boys so far…I like…

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.02.16 21:55:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks win a penalty at scrum time…

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.02.16 21:55:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Four South African props on the paddock…

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.02.16 21:56:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April will take a shot at goal…

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.02.16 21:56:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Tough attempt…and this time he pushes it. He is not striking the ball at all well…just chase it up the touch line…

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.02.16 21:57:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice 22 kick off by Toulouse and they get the ball…

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.02.16 21:57:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Willie again brilliant under the high ball. Welcome to the Sharks!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.02.16 21:57:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wow this guy can’t kick

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.02.16 21:58:00 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Brilliant break out by Toulouse…and a great cover tackle by Garth April!! OK…he has learnt something about tackling since last season. Well done, Omar!

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.02.16 21:58:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice lineout take by the Sharks and they clear it…but again not out…

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.02.16 21:59:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good positioning by April and he does find touch…

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.02.16 21:59:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Toulouse try to get fancy and accidental offsides gives the scrum to the Sharks…

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.02.16 22:00:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 0-5 after 12 minutes…

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.02.16 22:00:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 32) : :mrgreen: We’ve definitely established that!

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.02.16 22:01:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Very solid scrum by the Sharks boys…I like…

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.02.16 22:01:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Willie with another great half break, but not such a great pass…but the Sharks win a penalty…

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.02.16 22:02:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks tap it quickly and after a phase or two, knock it on…

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.02.16 22:02:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Big up to the new coaching additions. These guys have been coached. Clear to see. Beautiful. I can go sleep. We are really in good hands. Thank you John Smit.

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.02.16 22:03:30 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • Lovely offload by one of the Toulouse players…

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.02.16 22:03:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another good turnover and then a lovely step by Deysel…he could be something!

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.02.16 22:04:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks win a penalty on the 22…time to attack…

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.02.16 22:04:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 44) : Thank you so much for the great updates really appreciated

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.02.16 22:04:49 by Henkb Reply
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  • April will take another shot instead…

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.02.16 22:05:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This time he strikes it better and it is good…0-8 to the Sharks!

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.02.16 22:05:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Henkb (Comment 46) : No problem!

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.02.16 22:05:51 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice little run by de Bruin after he caught the kick off…

  • Comment 50, posted at 11.02.16 22:06:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great breakdown work by the Sharks…but the ref penalises us…ok?

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.02.16 22:06:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Really aggressive at the breakdown…well done!

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.02.16 22:06:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 0-8 after 18 minutes…

  • Comment 53, posted at 11.02.16 22:07:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good defence against the maul!

  • Comment 54, posted at 11.02.16 22:07:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • If this was a serious game the scrummie from Toulouse would be in trouble for that boot on a Sharks player once he already had the ball!

  • Comment 55, posted at 11.02.16 22:08:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great defence and great work at the breakdown earns the Sharks a penalty…

  • Comment 56, posted at 11.02.16 22:08:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That is a very impressive first quarter for our second stringers…well done!

  • Comment 57, posted at 11.02.16 22:08:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Marais is throwing in much better today…another good lineout won…

  • Comment 58, posted at 11.02.16 22:09:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice drive earns us another penalty…

  • Comment 59, posted at 11.02.16 22:09:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Almost a brilliant kick to the corner but the Frenchman keeps it in…damn…

  • Comment 60, posted at 11.02.16 22:10:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks into the Toulouse 22…

  • Comment 61, posted at 11.02.16 22:10:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We play through the phases and then spread it wide…

  • Comment 62, posted at 11.02.16 22:11:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Eventually we knock it on and Toulouse score at the other end…

  • Comment 63, posted at 11.02.16 22:11:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • How was that not falling over the ball, just like he blew us 3 mins ago???

  • Comment 64, posted at 11.02.16 22:12:18 by T-Shark Reply

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  • There was some poor reffing there…their guys were weel over the top and off their feet…ref indicated penalty to us but then let it go. That should have been a penalty Sharks…

  • Comment 65, posted at 11.02.16 22:12:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @T-Shark (Comment 64) : Very poor!

  • Comment 66, posted at 11.02.16 22:12:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The conversion is good and it is 7-8…

  • Comment 67, posted at 11.02.16 22:13:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Terrible call by the ref there, a few minutes earlier we got blown up for not staying on our feet at the ruck, falling over.

  • Comment 68, posted at 11.02.16 22:13:20 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Sburra makes serious yards when he catches the ball…and the Sharks win a penalty this time…

  • Comment 69, posted at 11.02.16 22:13:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 68) : He even indicated penalty to us, put his whistle to his lips, but then didn’t blow…really rubbish call!

  • Comment 70, posted at 11.02.16 22:14:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • try Sharks

  • Comment 71, posted at 11.02.16 22:15:14 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Nice maul for the Sharks is brought down deliberately…great cross kick and try stopped by high tackle…but then back the other way and APRIL scores.!

  • Comment 72, posted at 11.02.16 22:15:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great stuff….

  • Comment 73, posted at 11.02.16 22:15:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Try April after good cross-kick and then take in the air by Willie, recycled wide and pass from Willie to April in a gap

  • Comment 74, posted at 11.02.16 22:16:03 by T-Shark Reply

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  • There could have been two yellows handed out in that move for some cynical defence…

  • Comment 75, posted at 11.02.16 22:16:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April nails the conversion and it is 7-15…

  • Comment 76, posted at 11.02.16 22:16:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Willie has been very, very good!

  • Comment 77, posted at 11.02.16 22:16:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This Mjekevu just is not up to scratch for me

  • Comment 78, posted at 11.02.16 22:17:10 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • 7-15 after 28 minutes…

  • Comment 79, posted at 11.02.16 22:17:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This young tight 5 has also done well…

  • Comment 80, posted at 11.02.16 22:17:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 78) : Yeah, he just doesn’t look comfortable out there…

  • Comment 81, posted at 11.02.16 22:18:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Toulouse win a penalty and will go for posts…

  • Comment 82, posted at 11.02.16 22:18:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 75) : Must say Suburru is the guy from a year or so ago, that was hammering on the book door

  • Comment 83, posted at 11.02.16 22:18:52 by Henkb Reply
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  • The kick is over and it is now 10-15…

  • Comment 84, posted at 11.02.16 22:18:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice back-heel from Willie there behind the posts…

  • Comment 85, posted at 11.02.16 22:19:12 by T-Shark Reply

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  • That was a poor missed tackle by one of the Sharks and Toulouse break out…but then knock it on…

  • Comment 86, posted at 11.02.16 22:19:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Henkb (Comment 83) : He still needs to improve his hands…but there’s nothing wrong with him once he has caught it…

  • Comment 87, posted at 11.02.16 22:20:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Our scrum has looked very solid…I’m basically impressed…

  • Comment 88, posted at 11.02.16 22:21:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Mjekevu just doesn’t seem to be able to go full tilt! RUN MAN!!!

  • Comment 89, posted at 11.02.16 22:21:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Again poor option taking by Mjekevu

  • Comment 90, posted at 11.02.16 22:21:42 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Another great take and offload by Willie…I’m excited!!

  • Comment 91, posted at 11.02.16 22:21:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We keep getting quick recycled ball…very nice…

  • Comment 92, posted at 11.02.16 22:22:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks with a brilliant passage of play…great stuff…finally Deysel loses the ball in the tackle 5m short of the line…oooohhh!!!

  • Comment 93, posted at 11.02.16 22:23:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 89) : Sorry but he is useless.

  • Comment 94, posted at 11.02.16 22:23:20 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Man, that was a lovely phase of play!

  • Comment 95, posted at 11.02.16 22:23:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 92) : Even the commentators noted that we have fast ball.

  • Comment 96, posted at 11.02.16 22:23:52 by T-Shark Reply

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  • J-L is coming on for Oosthuizen at 7…Oosthuizen has had a good game…

  • Comment 97, posted at 11.02.16 22:24:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Love the way Marcell is talking to the ref. We need a captain that can do that.

  • Comment 98, posted at 11.02.16 22:24:31 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Marcell chirping the ref about Toulouse slowing down our ball…

  • Comment 99, posted at 11.02.16 22:24:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @T-Shark (Comment 98) : Yeah, good stuff…

  • Comment 100, posted at 11.02.16 22:25:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another good scrum by the Sharks…and Claassens catches his opposite number behind the scrum…

  • Comment 101, posted at 11.02.16 22:25:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Finally Toulouse clear it, but only about 7 meters…

  • Comment 102, posted at 11.02.16 22:26:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks with an attacking lineout…a good take by the Sharks again, but somehow they spill it in the driving maul! No man…and Toulouse counter…

  • Comment 103, posted at 11.02.16 22:26:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good defence by the Sharks after they were under big pressure in their own 22 and they win a penalty!

  • Comment 104, posted at 11.02.16 22:27:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We were on their line with a brilliant chance to drive it…how did we lose that ball?!

  • Comment 105, posted at 11.02.16 22:27:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Did someone praise Garth on his tackling? Big miss there for the Toulouse break-out

  • Comment 106, posted at 11.02.16 22:28:05 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Our lineouts have been really good tonight. I had the impression our second half was poor concentration last time…much better tonight!

  • Comment 107, posted at 11.02.16 22:28:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @T-Shark (Comment 106) : Yup…he made one good one…and missed a shocker there…

  • Comment 108, posted at 11.02.16 22:29:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Must say if the Sharks play with this intensity and attacking mindset this might be a good transitional season

  • Comment 109, posted at 11.02.16 22:29:25 by BR Reply
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  • Sharks win another penalty and will take a shot right on halftime…

  • Comment 110, posted at 11.02.16 22:29:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The kick is a brilliant one by April and the Sharks lead by 8 again…

  • Comment 111, posted at 11.02.16 22:29:47 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 109) : Really good stuff!

  • Comment 112, posted at 11.02.16 22:30:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 10-18 after 39 minutes…

  • Comment 113, posted at 11.02.16 22:30:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And that is halftime…

  • Comment 114, posted at 11.02.16 22:30:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That was a very, very good half of rugby by the second stringers…

  • Comment 115, posted at 11.02.16 22:31:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Best back definitely Willie…

  • Comment 116, posted at 11.02.16 22:31:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Best forward Oosthuizen (wonder if he got injured…couldn’t see)…and a very competent display in all areas by our tight 5…

  • Comment 117, posted at 11.02.16 22:32:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Our defence has not been quite as amazing as last week, with a few missed tackles…but still good…

  • Comment 118, posted at 11.02.16 22:33:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Did the Sharks get a head coach as well? Their heads seem to be in the right place for a change. I see lots of commitment and sensible play. Much less indecisiveness. Hope they build on this!

  • Comment 119, posted at 11.02.16 22:34:25 by T-Shark Reply

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  • The consistency in defence between the first and second stringers proves someone is earning their pay in the coaching box. Lovely and surprising half from a green side with so many untested combinations.

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 117) : No, he looked fine when he ran off. Think the coaches were happy with his performance, so no need to risk injury.

  • Comment 121, posted at 11.02.16 22:38:36 by jakkalas Reply

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  • Mjekevu really needs to get out of his own head and just start trusting his instincts. It’s clear his second-guessing his own decision-making.

  • Comment 122, posted at 11.02.16 22:39:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • April kind of a mixed bag – some good, some not so much: I’ll chalk it up to nerves. Sbura and Willie looking good; Deysel looking more composed than last week. It’s nice to not know how the game is going to go but still not be filled with a resigned dread of an inevitable loss. The Sharks have the confidence, the chops. It’s refreshing

  • Comment 123, posted at 11.02.16 22:39:50 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • So, since Marcell is leaving, should we use him as much as we can or as little as possible?

  • Comment 124, posted at 11.02.16 22:41:00 by Letgo Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 117) : Oosthuisen started showing something special in last week’s game with his breakdown work and improved on that this week. The guy never looked interested last year – what a turnaround in the warm-up games.

  • Comment 125, posted at 11.02.16 22:41:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 124) : Surely as much as possible?

  • Comment 126, posted at 11.02.16 22:42:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Here we go again…

  • Comment 127, posted at 11.02.16 22:44:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @T-Shark (Comment 119) : Robert du Preez brings that, I think…

  • Comment 128, posted at 11.02.16 22:44:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This ref is poor…that should have been a straight penalty to the Sharks…willie went down on the ball and then the Toulouse player went straight down on him…PENALTY!

  • Comment 129, posted at 11.02.16 22:45:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Coetzee wins the turnover and we clear…but not out again!!

  • Comment 130, posted at 11.02.16 22:46:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks score!!! WOW!

  • Comment 131, posted at 11.02.16 22:46:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Willie is adventurous in our 22…de Bruyn with a shocker of a kick that works for Mjekevu who puts Deysel in…

  • Comment 132, posted at 11.02.16 22:47:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The conversion is good and it is 10-25 Sharks!

  • Comment 133, posted at 11.02.16 22:47:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 120) : Absolutely…

  • Comment 134, posted at 11.02.16 22:48:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • What a weird try that was

  • Comment 135, posted at 11.02.16 22:48:22 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Toulouse kick the restart straight out!

  • Comment 136, posted at 11.02.16 22:48:36 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 135) : :mrgreen: great cross kick by de Bruyn!

  • Comment 137, posted at 11.02.16 22:49:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jakkalas (Comment 121) : Good…he was good!

  • Comment 138, posted at 11.02.16 22:49:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 137) : Well the ref was playing advantage at least…

  • Comment 139, posted at 11.02.16 22:49:45 by vanmartin Reply
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  • A few replacements on for us…Cooper…

  • Comment 140, posted at 11.02.16 22:49:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Wandile did well there, fair play

  • Comment 141, posted at 11.02.16 22:50:12 by Here be dragons Reply

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  • Try from nothing! Surely we’re showing we can finish opportunities, unlike the last 4 or 5 years!

  • Comment 142, posted at 11.02.16 22:50:30 by jakkalas Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 122) : Yeah…just do it, man!

  • Comment 143, posted at 11.02.16 22:50:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 125) : Much better…I’m impressed…build on that and we’ll all be happy…

  • Comment 144, posted at 11.02.16 22:51:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 124) : As much as possible, definitely…he is just a monster!

  • Comment 145, posted at 11.02.16 22:51:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Toulouse have won a few penalties in a row now…

  • Comment 146, posted at 11.02.16 22:52:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Our defence of the maul is just a bit worrying

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  • 10-25 after 50 minutes…

  • Comment 148, posted at 11.02.16 22:52:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice tackle by the Sharks dislodges it from a storming Toulousian…Sharks scrum…

  • Comment 149, posted at 11.02.16 22:53:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • A bit of argie bargie there…

  • Comment 150, posted at 11.02.16 22:53:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 147) : We’re definitely being targeted there. Something we need to work on.

  • Comment 151, posted at 11.02.16 22:53:52 by vanmartin Reply
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  • These commentators have been much better tonight, at least…

  • Comment 152, posted at 11.02.16 22:54:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I’m streaming the game online and listening to English commentary, and apparently Toulouse was expected to smash the Sharks tonight according to these Brits.

  • Comment 153, posted at 11.02.16 22:54:51 by jakkalas Reply

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  • This time our scrum gets crunched…in the first half we were on top…but with replacements we have been weaker…is Cooper’s scrumming an issue?

  • Comment 154, posted at 11.02.16 22:54:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 151) : Well, I’m sure we’ll have some practice now…penalty Toulouse 8m out…

  • Comment 155, posted at 11.02.16 22:55:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Engelbrecht coming on now…Addriaanse was good with Marais next to him, but got shunted with Cooper next to him…

  • Comment 156, posted at 11.02.16 22:56:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Some good tackling by the Sharks and bug pressure on Toulouse wins a penalty for the Sharks…Coetzee again! But damn, he’s good…

  • Comment 157, posted at 11.02.16 22:57:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks are being quite heavily penalised in this second half…

  • Comment 158, posted at 11.02.16 22:58:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jeepers that was a harsh penalty…

  • Comment 159, posted at 11.02.16 22:58:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Commentators think so too…hmm…

  • Comment 160, posted at 11.02.16 22:58:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ungerer on…

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  • Esterhuizen on…

  • Comment 162, posted at 11.02.16 22:59:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Repeated drives finally get Toulouse over…

  • Comment 163, posted at 11.02.16 23:00:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Have they changed the maul rules again? There are mauls here where there are 5 guys in front of the ball carrier when they make contact with the first defender… 😯

  • Comment 164, posted at 11.02.16 23:00:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 17-25 after 56 minutes…

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 164) : Was wondering about that myself.

  • Comment 166, posted at 11.02.16 23:01:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Pietersen on…

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  • Another penalty to Toulouse…

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 156) : Starting front row did extremely well and great signs for the year

  • Comment 169, posted at 11.02.16 23:02:31 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Great tackling by the Sharks win them a turnover and a put in into the scrum…

  • Comment 170, posted at 11.02.16 23:03:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Would be nice if we actually got some ball.

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 169) : Yup…I was impressed! A much, much better game for Marais tonight!

  • Comment 172, posted at 11.02.16 23:03:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Since Cooper has come on our scrum has been much weaker…

  • Comment 173, posted at 11.02.16 23:03:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Again we get crunched at scrum time! Penalty Toulouse…

  • Comment 174, posted at 11.02.16 23:04:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Coetzee down injured…PLEASE don’t be serious!

  • Comment 175, posted at 11.02.16 23:05:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Coetzee back up…phew!

  • Comment 176, posted at 11.02.16 23:05:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Toulouse really on top now…

  • Comment 177, posted at 11.02.16 23:06:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 173) : Keep in mind that Toulouse also made a front row replacement of their own which seems to have shored up their scrum

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 172) : 200% improvement over last week. Yeah, since Cooper has come on and the Georgia bugger we have been crunched

  • Comment 179, posted at 11.02.16 23:06:34 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 178) : Sure…I’m just trying to remember the last time our scrum looked solid when Cooper was on the field…

  • Comment 180, posted at 11.02.16 23:08:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 180) : Maybe I’m being too harsh…

  • Comment 181, posted at 11.02.16 23:08:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks tackling and tackling and tackling!

  • Comment 182, posted at 11.02.16 23:08:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • These du Preez boys are monsters themselves…

  • Comment 183, posted at 11.02.16 23:10:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This game once again illustrate the farcical selection of Gurthro as a recent Bok

  • Comment 184, posted at 11.02.16 23:10:15 by Kabouter Reply

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  • That, ladies and gentlemen, was INCREDIBLE defence!!! My word, where was that last season. Take a bow Omar!!

  • Comment 185, posted at 11.02.16 23:10:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 184) : That is true…

  • Comment 186, posted at 11.02.16 23:10:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks superb on defence!

  • Comment 187, posted at 11.02.16 23:11:08 by vanmartin Reply
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  • 17-25 after 65 minutes…

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 182) : Omar has been a master stroke! This has aspect alone from the preseason has been so delightful

  • Comment 189, posted at 11.02.16 23:11:42 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Oosthuizen on again and playing lock?

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  • Great tackle Ungerer…that was dangerous…

  • Comment 191, posted at 11.02.16 23:12:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Marcell wins ANOTHER turnover and penalty! He has been big…

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 189) : Absolutely…

  • Comment 193, posted at 11.02.16 23:13:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jordaan about to come on…

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  • New centre pairing on…

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  • Oosthuizen definitely on at lock…wins the lineout…

  • Comment 196, posted at 11.02.16 23:14:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I honestly thought our boys were dead on their feet at the 55 minute mark but they just keep on trucking

  • Comment 197, posted at 11.02.16 23:14:22 by vanmartin Reply
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  • April gets the half gap but then loses the ball as a Toulouse player lays a hand on him…

  • Comment 198, posted at 11.02.16 23:14:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Unlucky April…he stepped beautifully and then knocked the ball out of his own hands…

  • Comment 199, posted at 11.02.16 23:15:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 17-25 after 69 minutes…

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  • Hopefully Franco’s ice pack is precautionary. Last week Cooper looked good and this week Franco. Inconsistancy of these two need to be sorted as Chilli still a while away

  • Comment 201, posted at 11.02.16 23:15:55 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Good balance between attack and defense. Alot of hard work has gone into this team.

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 198) : He’s been a mixed bag tonight. A lot of it looks like nerves though.

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  • Schoeman off and Adriaanse back on…Schoeman was quite steady…well done…

  • Comment 204, posted at 11.02.16 23:16:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 203) : There’s definitely potential there…maybe he just needs to find his feet…

  • Comment 205, posted at 11.02.16 23:16:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks finally string some phases together…

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 203) : Based on tough SR schedule, this mostly second string side could be used against Kings and leave the first choice for Argies

  • Comment 207, posted at 11.02.16 23:18:26 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Ach! A poor pass leads to a knock and Toulouse have a scrum…

  • Comment 208, posted at 11.02.16 23:18:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Everyone is very tired now…

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  • 17-25 after 71 minutes…

  • Comment 210, posted at 11.02.16 23:19:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 208) : Last scrum looked good. Let’s see this one

  • Comment 211, posted at 11.02.16 23:20:03 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 205) : No pun there! Playing along Willie and Joe can only be beneficial for him.

  • Comment 212, posted at 11.02.16 23:20:05 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Toulouse kick a free kick out directly…that was a bit silly!

  • Comment 213, posted at 11.02.16 23:20:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Big blarney now…some how’s your father…not pretty sights here!

  • Comment 214, posted at 11.02.16 23:21:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 207) : Yeah, some great rotation options available based on tonight’s performance

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  • Fight Club!

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  • The french reserves charge on to have a bit of the action…that’s not on!!!

  • Comment 217, posted at 11.02.16 23:21:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 217) : Not cool

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  • The Toulouse no. 18 was really silly…

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  • Coetzee unimpressed with the ref…not amused at all…we have a free kick…

  • Comment 220, posted at 11.02.16 23:23:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Now we have a penalty…a Frenchman gets touchy feely again and Marcell is still unimpressed. Marcell just needs to breath and calm down himself…

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  • Apparently a Toulouse player took exception to be tackled (brilliantly I might add)

  • Comment 222, posted at 11.02.16 23:24:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • The Sharks will take a shot at goal…

  • Comment 223, posted at 11.02.16 23:24:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The crowd boos but April nails it…

  • Comment 224, posted at 11.02.16 23:24:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good call by Marcell to kick for posts to cool things down. French out to win the fight…

  • Comment 225, posted at 11.02.16 23:24:43 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Very niggly now…but the Sharks deservedly lead 17-28!

  • Comment 226, posted at 11.02.16 23:25:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Marcell is all over! Surely man of the match!

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  • @T-Shark (Comment 225) : Very good call!

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 215) : Just hoping a proper rotation policy is followed. Adriaanse also has looked much more like a proper player. Solid in scrums, effective on defense and most pleasingly showing leadership. Hopefully he can claim his place

  • Comment 229, posted at 11.02.16 23:26:04 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Sharks pressure wins them a scrum…and then Toulouse chirping hands them a penalty!

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  • The Sharks are not supposed to be leading this late in the game and Tolouse don’t like… to lose… badam dish!!

  • Comment 231, posted at 11.02.16 23:26:15 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 231) : Just brilliant…

  • Comment 232, posted at 11.02.16 23:26:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 231) : Touché

  • Comment 233, posted at 11.02.16 23:26:58 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Better play these last two games, they look more natural.

  • Comment 234, posted at 11.02.16 23:27:13 by Here be dragons Reply

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  • April nails another brilliant kick and it is 17-31!

  • Comment 235, posted at 11.02.16 23:27:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great pressure by the Sharks again! Man our defence has been great again!

  • Comment 236, posted at 11.02.16 23:28:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April definitely has settled and looks better and full of potential

  • Comment 237, posted at 11.02.16 23:28:12 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 237) : Lots of potential…his first two kicks were horrible but since then his kicking has been faultless…

  • Comment 238, posted at 11.02.16 23:28:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Only 1 minute left and this one is in the bag…

  • Comment 239, posted at 11.02.16 23:28:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Rob is that guy in the stadium whose pretty much all teeth by now.

  • Comment 240, posted at 11.02.16 23:29:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I have to say tonight has been more of a challenge defence wise than last week, and impressed with how we held out.

  • Comment 241, posted at 11.02.16 23:29:40 by T-Shark Reply

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  • Ridiculous play by the Toulouse 24…right in front of the ref, who does nothing…you’re not allowed to WWF okes!!!

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  • Hooter goes…

  • Comment 243, posted at 11.02.16 23:29:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We do need a backup for Marcel! 7 and 8 looks pretty well covered.

  • Comment 244, posted at 11.02.16 23:30:14 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 240) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 245, posted at 11.02.16 23:30:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • WOW! Full time and it is a 17-31 win for the boys! Well done!!!

  • Comment 246, posted at 11.02.16 23:30:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 240) : hahaha ja think he must be smiling a lot!!!!

  • Comment 247, posted at 11.02.16 23:31:49 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 246) : Can’t believe it. Absolutely brilliant stuff from the second-stringers. I’m tempted to ise expletives right now.

  • Comment 248, posted at 11.02.16 23:32:04 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Am I allowed to admit that this took me a little bit by surprise?

  • Comment 249, posted at 11.02.16 23:32:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 248) : I’m with you…

  • Comment 250, posted at 11.02.16 23:32:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April pulled back his kicking well, credit to him

  • Comment 251, posted at 11.02.16 23:32:47 by Seth101 Reply
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  • And there wasn’t really any area of the game we were poor in…there was only that 10 minute blip in the scrums…

  • Comment 252, posted at 11.02.16 23:33:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 249) : I’m completely surprised. My expectations were nowhere near a win. I thought a close scoreline would have been a great outcome for our boys.

  • Comment 253, posted at 11.02.16 23:33:52 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 251) : He did…maybe he heard our comments after those first two kicks!

  • Comment 254, posted at 11.02.16 23:33:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 253) : Me too…I was kind of wanting to see who of the second stringers would perform and push for selection…I wasn’t expecting a complete performance from them!

  • Comment 255, posted at 11.02.16 23:34:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Based on what we have seen so far, big kudos to mgmt team for recruitment in terms of players and coaching additions.

    Lots of bile was aimed at GG and JS and excellent response! Season proper still to start but heck there is a serious base to work from.

  • Comment 256, posted at 11.02.16 23:34:56 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 248) : @pastorshark (Comment 249) : must say glad to hear the guys had a good game as it will put pressure on the other guys to perform even better. Just one question how did Adriaanse do in the scrums?

  • Comment 257, posted at 11.02.16 23:35:18 by JD Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 256) : The most encouraging aspect is to see the evidence of decent coaching. When you see such remarkable improvements in even the second-choice players you know someone cares and they’ve convinced the team to care too.

  • Comment 258, posted at 11.02.16 23:37:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 257) : Showing signs of what earned him a Springbok cap again. Promising.

  • Comment 259, posted at 11.02.16 23:38:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Signs of total rugby in the making … uncomprmising defense … intelligence on attack

  • Comment 260, posted at 11.02.16 23:41:41 by byron Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 258) : Yip, probably the biggest gripe from last year was that guys never looked like a unit nor drilled.

    I am sure everyone’s optimism levels have jumped based on this tour. The opisition weren’t full strength but still much better than playing a SWD, Boland or Leopards.

  • Comment 261, posted at 11.02.16 23:43:12 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 259) : really glad to hear!!!

  • Comment 262, posted at 11.02.16 23:45:28 by JD Reply
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  • @byron (Comment 260) : Willie makes a massive difference and although SP is a nice guy, they are world’s apart in class.

    Pressure creates diamonds and that defensive display is worth a couple Carats

  • Comment 263, posted at 11.02.16 23:47:18 by Kabouter Reply

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  • We’re going to seriously miss Marcell but I’m glad we get to see him pull on the jersey for one last season. No doubt he’ll bleed for it till his last second of his last game.

  • Comment 264, posted at 11.02.16 23:49:11 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 263) : Agreed. Willie looked uncomfortable leaving the field. Hope it’s nothing serious.

  • Comment 265, posted at 11.02.16 23:50:25 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 253) : @pastorshark (Comment 255) : think coaches needs to get some credit for the performance as out of the comments it sounds as if the teams (last week and this week) performed as an unit and this early in a season it can only mean good things for when the season starts!!!!

  • Comment 266, posted at 11.02.16 23:50:45 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 264) : was away from technology for a couple of hours tonight and just saw the sad news!!! Almost cried!!! Sad news indeed but two things are sure: 1 can’t blame him for going for the money and 2 yes think he will go full throttle for the rest of the season (and his career)!!!

  • Comment 267, posted at 11.02.16 23:56:56 by JD Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 256) : Absolutely…

  • Comment 268, posted at 11.02.16 23:57:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 257) : Adriaanse – together with our whole first half front row – was very solid. In the second half there was a 10 minute patch where our scrum was crunched…but they pulled it back again after that…

  • Comment 269, posted at 11.02.16 23:58:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 258) : Agreed. First up: du Preez, Mouneimne and … what’s that conditiong guy’s name again?…have all earned their keep! And Gold and Strudwick form part of what is looking like a very good management team! I love it…the season still lies ahead but the signs are very good!

  • Comment 270, posted at 12.02.16 00:02:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 269) : very good news indeed and after hearing about Marcell I really needed some good news!!!!

  • Comment 271, posted at 12.02.16 00:02:59 by JD Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 264) : He was a machine tonight! And we are going to miss him. Somebody is going to have to stand up big time to fill those shoes next year…

  • Comment 272, posted at 12.02.16 00:05:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 258) : @pastorshark (Comment 270) : looking good for the season ahead!!!

  • Comment 273, posted at 12.02.16 00:06:02 by JD Reply
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  • @Kabouter (Comment 263) : Willie was brilliant…and I’m really glad he is at the Sharks!

  • Comment 274, posted at 12.02.16 00:06:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 265) : Don’t even go there!!

  • Comment 275, posted at 12.02.16 00:07:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • sharks showed commitment on defence.just a bit worried about how long toulouse had the ball and went through the phases.

  • Comment 276, posted at 12.02.16 00:19:16 by 50shadesofshark Reply

     
  • @pastorshark (Comment 274) : yes Willie is one of those talented guys that can create something out of nothing. A back three of Willie JPP and Mvovo could be very exciting indeed!!!!

  • Comment 277, posted at 12.02.16 00:21:57 by JD Reply
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  • call me crazy but reckon if rdp and mouneimne were part of jake white’s coaching staff in 2014 ,we would have been in the final.

  • Comment 278, posted at 12.02.16 00:25:23 by 50shadesofshark Reply

     
  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 278) : Look, they’ve certainly made an impression!

  • Comment 279, posted at 12.02.16 00:26:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 277) : Definitely…

  • Comment 280, posted at 12.02.16 00:27:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 277) : willie ,sbura,mvovo and jpp at 13,or willie,jpp,sbura/mvovo and jordaan at 13.

  • Comment 281, posted at 12.02.16 00:28:09 by 50shadesofshark Reply

     
  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 276) : Well, look at it this way…it was good practice…and it was only a 20 minute bit in the second half when that was the case. The rest of the game we had ball and territory and looked really good. And it was great to see our defence hand in there in that period where they had so much ball!

  • Comment 282, posted at 12.02.16 00:29:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 281) : Nice options all around…

  • Comment 283, posted at 12.02.16 00:30:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Mentioned it partly earlier, but Marcell also really impressed as captain.

  • Comment 284, posted at 12.02.16 00:36:53 by T-Shark Reply

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  • @T-Shark (Comment 284) : Yup, he did…got very involved in game management and motivating the boys…

  • Comment 285, posted at 12.02.16 07:08:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Rob, I hope that you enjoyed your night out in Toulouse!

  • Comment 286, posted at 12.02.16 07:09:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Glad to hear the boys played well and by the sounds of things the second stringers aren’t looking so second string. I taped the game and well get round to watching it this weekend. On a positive note at least we have a backup 10 that can still keep the backline attacking as that has not been the case in previous years.

  • Comment 287, posted at 12.02.16 07:35:26 by Hulk Reply

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  • You can see a lot of work went into the off-season – both on attack and defense. Last year’s game vs. Toulon and the 2016 warm-up games are like chalk and cheese. When your first and second stringers all play with cohesion it points to a well-coached team, as opposed to relying on your star players to win you games.

  • Comment 288, posted at 12.02.16 07:51:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bearing in mind this is a preseason game i think the result tonight as well as last night is very good for the moral after last year. The players definitely have the ammo now for self belief. I didnt watch live but saw highlights and glad April had a good game after early jitters. Also glad our 2nd string stepped up and are pushing for places…thats only healthy…but they also need to be given a chance then. Well done on a successful tour, injuries aside. Looking forward to what the boys can produce back in Durbs. Just an aside on Lambie inside info…he was in Jhb yest and today having scans done to evaluate damage etc.

  • Comment 289, posted at 12.02.16 08:06:53 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 288) : Yup

    @SheldonK (Comment 289) : Yup

  • Comment 290, posted at 12.02.16 08:30:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Marcel was magnificent last night,best captain the Sharks have fielded since Teich.We still have a season of him,and by what I saw last night I am so grateful for that.
    The time that the twins were on the field with him was everything I thought it would be,they defended like the 300,against a team that really didn’t want to lose on their home ground and threw an international attack at them.The Dupes at 20 were throwing International rugby players around like they were schoolboys,and Marcel became the kind of captain who wins trophies in his first game in charge.
    How the hell that idiot Meyer could have backed Schalk Burger over this talent baffles me.I believe that if Marcel had played in the New Zealand World Cup game we would have won.

  • Comment 291, posted at 12.02.16 08:32:05 by The hound Reply
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  • The 3 new coaches (attack, defence and conditioning) have my full unconditional support. Wow these guys. They have added a much needed dimension to the coaching team. Together with Gold’s man management or soft skills makes a very good combo. You can see everyone is on the same page and everyone is happy.

  • Comment 292, posted at 12.02.16 08:35:26 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 292) : I obviously wasn’t paying attention at some point. Whose the conditioning coach now?

  • Comment 293, posted at 12.02.16 09:12:26 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 291) : I tend to agree, Marcel is a bigger loss than we think. He should be captaining the side until he retires.

  • Comment 294, posted at 12.02.16 11:00:15 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 291) : @Uli Boelie (Comment 294) : yes Marcell is a huge loss and will be missed!!!!!!!

  • Comment 295, posted at 12.02.16 11:39:22 by JD Reply
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