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Super Rugby 2016: Chiefs v Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 29 Apr 2016 at 08:45
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The Sharks are up against the best team in the tournament this morning. I dub this day “Nowhere To Hide Friday”…. let’s see how good we really are.

Kick-off in New Plymouth (yes, that’s a place) is at 09h35 SA time.

Chiefs : 15. Damian McKenzie, 14. Toni Pulu, 13. Seta Tamanivalu, 12. Anton Lienert-Brown, 11. Sam McNicol, 10. Aaron Cruden, 9. Brad Weber, 8. Michael Leitch, 7. Sam Cane (Captain), 6. Taleni Seu, 5. Brodie Retallick, 4. Dominic Bird, 3. Hiroshi Yamashita, 2. Hikawera Elliott, 1. Mitchell Graham
Replacements: 16. Nathan Harris, 17. Siate Tokolahi, 18. Kane Hames, 19. James Tucker, 20. Lachlan Boshier, 21. Kane Hammington, 22. Andrew Horrell, 23. Shaun Stevenson

Sharks: 15. Willie Le Roux, 14. JP Pietersen, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Garth April, 9. Michael Claassens, 8. Daniel du Preez, 7. Jean-Luc du Preez, 6. Keegan Daniel (Captain), 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Etienne Oosthuizen, 3. Lourens Adriaanse, 2. Kyle Cooper, 1. Dale Chadwick, 0. Stefan Ungerer
Replacements: 16. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17. Thomas du Toit, 18. Coenie Oosthuizen, 19. Hyron Andrews, 20. Jean Deysel, 22. Joe Pietersen, 23. Odwa Ndungane


372 Comments

  • I reckon id be happy if we win the toss and take 1 point from this… 🙂

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.04.16 08:52:31 by SheldonK Reply
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  • Like last week, I went against the Sharks on Superbru for the first time and we won, I hope lightning can strike twice.

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.04.16 08:53:59 by KingRiaan Reply
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  • Sick in bed, watching the game. This one is win-win for me; if the Sharks win, awesome, and if the Chiefs win, well, they are super-entertaining to watch. Bring it on!

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.04.16 09:02:19 by Culling Song Reply
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  • I agree with @SheldonK. If we can at least get one point from this game we would have 6 points on tour. And considering the tour we have had, thats a decent achievement. Although a win here would be really special.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.04.16 09:03:31 by Fox Reply

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  • I don’t think we are going to win this one just because the way the Chiefs are playing at the moment, but there is always hope. As long as we don’t have to play catch up with 2 scores or more then it will be a contest. Good luck boys!

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.04.16 09:12:52 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 3) : ja right you’re sick today! Maybe your boss believed you but we know better!

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.04.16 09:17:56 by JD Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 3) : hahaha just joking hope you feel better soon!

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.04.16 09:18:52 by JD Reply
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  • To the guy who called our front row clowns, go and watch the bunch on SS1 claiming that Beast is not playing because of issues with the referees and captaincy 🙄 surely they know about the bok player resting policy and rotation? I for one can not believe these guys are being allowed to say the stuff they are on air, not even to mention their bias towards a certain other coastal team. Bar Butchie thoug, surpised he didn’t correct them on the Beast not playing

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.04.16 09:33:14 by Quintin Reply

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  • Time to enjoy our team, win or lose.

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.04.16 09:34:37 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Hello all! I’m off to Northern KZN this afternoon with some 70 teenagers! Wish me luck!! Everything is packed and ready…so my last bit of preparation is to watch this game. Let’s go, men!

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.04.16 09:35:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Here we go…

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.04.16 09:35:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Big Dan with a big bump of and the Sharks clear from the 22 off the kick off…

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.04.16 09:35:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Oh boy…

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.04.16 09:36:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Chiefs score…

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.04.16 09:36:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Too easy…lineout, two passes, centre clean through! Poor defense and the Chiefs score under the post…

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.04.16 09:37:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • WTF.

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.04.16 09:37:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Not a good start, 7-0 Chiefs

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.04.16 09:37:17 by Quintin Reply

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  • Really 51 seconds they score sigh 🙄

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.04.16 09:38:01 by Poisy Reply
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  • 7-0…after a minute and a half…

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.04.16 09:38:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 15) : AE missed his man

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.04.16 09:38:11 by Quintin Reply

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  • The Sharks are immediately penalised off the kickoff…

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.04.16 09:38:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Chiefs don’t kick it out and the Sharks attack…until Esterhuizen knocks it on. Not a good start by AE…

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.04.16 09:38:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Esterhuizen needs a rest.

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.04.16 09:39:02 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 20) : And there he loses the ball too. Not a good start for him

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.04.16 09:39:11 by Quintin Reply

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  • Andre is having a mare so far.

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.04.16 09:39:20 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 23) : Looks like it , 5min into the game 😯

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.04.16 09:40:21 by Quintin Reply

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  • Hugely quick hook by the Chiefs at the first scrum…of course the ball was thrown in under the lock’s feet…but there we are…that is pretty normal…

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.04.16 09:40:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 5 min = 3 errors

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.04.16 09:40:59 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • April kicks it out on the full. Not a good start by the Sharks!

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.04.16 09:41:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Now the Chiefs kick it out on the full. Come on boys…use this lineout!

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.04.16 09:41:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • At least we managed one lineout steal.

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.04.16 09:41:54 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks get a penalty at the lineout and Daniel takes it quickly, making a mazy run…

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.04.16 09:42:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks 5m out…spread it out…poor pass by April!

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.04.16 09:42:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Keegs quick taps a penalty from the lineout, Sharks on attack and AE loses the ball again!

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.04.16 09:42:52 by Quintin Reply

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  • The ref was playing advantage and the Sharks have a penalty…

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.04.16 09:43:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Jeez but our passing game is kak at crucial times!

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.04.16 09:43:13 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 34) : That was a super crap pass by April though…

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.04.16 09:43:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 36) : Absolutely…

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.04.16 09:43:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April nails the kick and it is 7-3 after 8 minutes…

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.04.16 09:44:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Dan du Preez drops a sitter from the kick off without any pressure on him…wow, that was bad!

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.04.16 09:44:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • No-one can hang onto the ball tonight

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.04.16 09:45:19 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Jeepers okes…concentrate man…that was just poor…

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.04.16 09:45:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Butterfingers du Preez strikes again.

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.04.16 09:45:30 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Cruden is kicking today…nightmare for my fantasy league!

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.04.16 09:45:49 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 40) : you don’t say

  • Comment 45, posted at 29.04.16 09:46:06 by Poisy Reply
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  • Anyway, Cruden nails it and it is 10-3 after 10 minutes…

  • Comment 46, posted at 29.04.16 09:46:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Oh no…Too many handling errors, DDP knocks it from the kickoff. So far, not to be pointing fingers but its the usual suspects losing our possesion. We need to sort that out fast!

  • Comment 47, posted at 29.04.16 09:46:31 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Poisy (Comment 45) : Sigh…

  • Comment 48, posted at 29.04.16 09:46:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks penalised in the Chiefs 22 again…

  • Comment 49, posted at 29.04.16 09:47:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks get penalized heavily

  • Comment 50, posted at 29.04.16 09:47:13 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Can someone check AE’s bank account…was there a deposit just before this game?

  • Comment 51, posted at 29.04.16 09:48:18 by SheldonK Reply

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  • McKenzie kicks and JPP and le Roux tidy up nicely…

  • Comment 52, posted at 29.04.16 09:48:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Of course this is the spot the Chiefs scored from just now…

  • Comment 53, posted at 29.04.16 09:48:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • This time the Sahrks defend much better and turn it over at the breakdown…McKenzie knocks on le Roux’s kick and the Sharks have gained 60m and have the put in…

  • Comment 54, posted at 29.04.16 09:49:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • One positive thus far is our lineouts, doesn’t look too bad from the few there has been. Nice steal from KD there!

  • Comment 55, posted at 29.04.16 09:49:44 by Quintin Reply

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  • Sharks get a penalty at the scrum…

  • Comment 56, posted at 29.04.16 09:50:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April will take a shot…

  • Comment 57, posted at 29.04.16 09:50:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks gets a scrum penalty. April to kick for poles.

  • Comment 58, posted at 29.04.16 09:51:03 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • April misses it to the right…sigh…

  • Comment 59, posted at 29.04.16 09:51:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Still 10-3

  • Comment 60, posted at 29.04.16 09:52:07 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Afrikaans commentary really working on my nerves….every time the Sharks kick, it’s the worst tactic ever, but when the Chiefs kick then they ooze guile and variation. 🙄

  • Comment 61, posted at 29.04.16 09:52:08 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Chadwick is at centre… 😯

  • Comment 62, posted at 29.04.16 09:52:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Esterhuizen with a poor pass to Jordaan and the Sharks are miles behind the advantage line…

  • Comment 63, posted at 29.04.16 09:53:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Well, we’ve established that our backs just can’t pass accurately…wow!

  • Comment 64, posted at 29.04.16 09:53:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great kick and the Chiefs have an attacking lineout a few metres our…

  • Comment 65, posted at 29.04.16 09:54:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks will be penalised for collapsing the maul…

  • Comment 66, posted at 29.04.16 09:54:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Chiefs kick to the corner…

  • Comment 67, posted at 29.04.16 09:55:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Chiefs smelling blood, opting for the lineout instead of the posts…

  • Comment 68, posted at 29.04.16 09:55:38 by Quintin Reply

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  • The Chiefs are blown up for accidental offsides…Sharks escape and get a defensive scrum…

  • Comment 69, posted at 29.04.16 09:56:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Claassens must be the only scrummie in this competition that throws the ball straight into the scrum…

  • Comment 70, posted at 29.04.16 09:56:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Dan carries the ball strongly…and then spills it! My word…

  • Comment 71, posted at 29.04.16 09:57:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Our scrum is looking solid, du Preez losing the ball in contact… 😕

  • Comment 72, posted at 29.04.16 09:57:33 by Quintin Reply

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  • The Chiefs have an attacking scrum…

  • Comment 73, posted at 29.04.16 09:57:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks players just cannot hold onto a damn ball.

  • Comment 74, posted at 29.04.16 09:57:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Please move Keegan to 8!!!

  • Comment 75, posted at 29.04.16 09:57:57 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 74) : So poor!

  • Comment 76, posted at 29.04.16 09:58:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks defend on their line…

  • Comment 77, posted at 29.04.16 09:58:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Seems like ive read this book before- Sharks handling and penalty count allow opposition to dominate

  • Comment 78, posted at 29.04.16 09:58:53 by SheldonK Reply

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  • The Chiefs finally score in the corner…

  • Comment 79, posted at 29.04.16 09:59:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 71) : time for dani boy to get a rest this is getting annoying

  • Comment 80, posted at 29.04.16 09:59:57 by Poisy Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 78) : We are particularly poor tonight…

  • Comment 81, posted at 29.04.16 10:00:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Just 23 minutes in and we’re already holding on for dear life. Two teams in totally different classes I’m afraid.

  • Comment 82, posted at 29.04.16 10:00:16 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • We couldn’t score a try last week, if we concede another, theres no realistic way of us successfully chasing the margin.

  • Comment 83, posted at 29.04.16 10:00:18 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Poisy (Comment 80) : Yup…

  • Comment 84, posted at 29.04.16 10:00:21 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The conversion is hooked and it is 15-3 after 25 minutes…

  • Comment 85, posted at 29.04.16 10:01:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • It would be interesting to see the % of tries scored against us this season due to knock-ons and missed clearance kicks. I imagine the figure will be at the 80% mark.

  • Comment 86, posted at 29.04.16 10:01:05 by Hulk Reply

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  • Huge gulf between these teams I am afraid.

  • Comment 87, posted at 29.04.16 10:01:20 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • My word…what did he penalise JPP for there?

  • Comment 88, posted at 29.04.16 10:01:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Time for the seniors to also step up when the juniors make a mistake.

    Kiwi teams protect their noobs, allows them to gain experience…..mistakes will happen.

  • Comment 89, posted at 29.04.16 10:01:29 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Seems as if it might be a good thing that I’m at work and not watching the game!

  • Comment 90, posted at 29.04.16 10:01:35 by JD Reply
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  • I know it’s easy to be a wise ass after the fact…but I really thought we should have had Deysel in the loose trio instead of two du Preez’s…

  • Comment 91, posted at 29.04.16 10:02:28 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Our handling is shocking! That cost us a try in he end. Esterhuizen and the du preez twins have such poor ball skills. That number 4 lock gives away at least 4 penalties a game too.

  • Comment 92, posted at 29.04.16 10:02:40 by markschrade Reply

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  • Now the Sharks maul well and attack…and get a penalty…

  • Comment 93, posted at 29.04.16 10:03:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 90) : no shit buddy

  • Comment 94, posted at 29.04.16 10:03:14 by Poisy Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 88) : Don’t know, commentators asked the same question.

  • Comment 95, posted at 29.04.16 10:03:15 by Quintin Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 90) : Yeh snap

  • Comment 96, posted at 29.04.16 10:03:26 by SheldonK Reply

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  • The Sharks kick it into the corner…

  • Comment 97, posted at 29.04.16 10:03:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 91) : Amen.

  • Comment 98, posted at 29.04.16 10:03:52 by Quintin Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 88) : Pollock has penalized us about every time the Chiefs had the ball in their 22 under pressure. Nice exit plan they have there.

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  • Cooper has scored off the maul…well done, men!

  • Comment 100, posted at 29.04.16 10:04:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Cooper scores from the lineout drive

  • Comment 101, posted at 29.04.16 10:04:16 by Quintin Reply

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  • And we score from a good maul.

  • Comment 102, posted at 29.04.16 10:04:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Dan really needs to work on his hands and Andre probably just needs some down time. If they are as terrible as the comments above suggest we need to substitute now and not wait to see if it gets worse. Both are fine players but if they are not able to fix their handling issues they need to be taken off.

  • Comment 103, posted at 29.04.16 10:04:40 by Hulk Reply

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  • On the positive side, Cooper’s lineout work has been good tonight!

  • Comment 104, posted at 29.04.16 10:04:53 by Culling Song Reply
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  • Let’s see the negative nancies celebrate a Sharks try please.

  • Comment 105, posted at 29.04.16 10:05:10 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Nice try Cooper!!! I think we need to keep it with the forwards (minus Dan) for the next 50 minutes.

  • Comment 106, posted at 29.04.16 10:05:14 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • April nails the conversion and it is 15-10 after 28 minutes…

  • Comment 107, posted at 29.04.16 10:05:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Cooper’s lineout throws have been much better so far.

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  • hey the ‘clown’ scored 😉 haha

  • Comment 109, posted at 29.04.16 10:06:07 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 104) : don’t jinx him!

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  • I am so glad for April, despite the difficult kick from far out that he missed, he looks composed when kicking for the posts.

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 109) : Long live the clown 🙂

  • Comment 112, posted at 29.04.16 10:07:09 by Hulk Reply

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  • Guess who gained the benefit from that kicking duel?!

  • Comment 113, posted at 29.04.16 10:08:09 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • I suppose given that we have been so crap for the first half hour 15-10 is a reasonable start on the scoreboard…

  • Comment 114, posted at 29.04.16 10:08:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • I can’t believe the Chiefs are just kicking everything back.

  • Comment 115, posted at 29.04.16 10:09:23 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Sharks have the ball…and that is SUCH a rubbish pass by April…COME ON!!!

  • Comment 116, posted at 29.04.16 10:09:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Chiefs kicking a lot tonight – fortunately they don’t have the most accurate kickers.

  • Comment 117, posted at 29.04.16 10:09:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 116) : He will learn…..still better than having Joe kick everything away.

  • Comment 118, posted at 29.04.16 10:10:19 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • But we fail to capitalize on good field position due to a poor Chiefs kick.

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 105) : Unfortunately we really have been so crap in so many of the basics that you don’t even have to be a negative nancy to call it…

  • Comment 120, posted at 29.04.16 10:10:37 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Nice play by the Sharks there…jeepers that Chiefs boy dived onto our ruck from the wrong side…ai! Not blown…but the ref pings them at the next ruck…

  • Comment 121, posted at 29.04.16 10:11:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Much better ball in hand play!!!

  • Comment 122, posted at 29.04.16 10:11:32 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Chiefs keep flopping all over Sharks rucks, and eventually Pollock has to penalize.

  • Comment 123, posted at 29.04.16 10:11:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The Sharks kick to touch into the Chiefs 22…

  • Comment 124, posted at 29.04.16 10:11:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks have an advantage again…

  • Comment 125, posted at 29.04.16 10:12:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Fuck yes!!! April!!!

  • Comment 126, posted at 29.04.16 10:12:44 by Poisy Reply
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  • April scores a beauty!!!!

  • Comment 127, posted at 29.04.16 10:12:46 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Wow, April scores a beauty…

  • Comment 128, posted at 29.04.16 10:12:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April you beaut!!!!

  • Comment 129, posted at 29.04.16 10:12:57 by Culling Song Reply
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  • April takes a gap and straight through.

  • Comment 130, posted at 29.04.16 10:12:59 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 120) : I choose to see the things we’re doing well, plenty of positives on attack….still a lot to work on, but I see lot’s to be positive about – like that try.

  • Comment 131, posted at 29.04.16 10:13:05 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 105) : YES YES YES YAHOOOOOOO SHARKS RULE!!!!

  • Comment 132, posted at 29.04.16 10:13:16 by JD Reply
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  • April clean through, nice step and in he goes…the scores are level!

  • Comment 133, posted at 29.04.16 10:13:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Score please?!?!?!

  • Comment 134, posted at 29.04.16 10:13:55 by JD Reply
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  • April hooks it just to the left…damn…the scores stay level…15-15 after 38 minutes…

  • Comment 135, posted at 29.04.16 10:14:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Misses the conversion – so 15 all

  • Comment 136, posted at 29.04.16 10:14:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • A much better last 10 minutes from the Sharks!

  • Comment 137, posted at 29.04.16 10:14:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Geez and I was happy about April kicking good for posts, what a try! Im so happy for the young man!

  • Comment 138, posted at 29.04.16 10:14:37 by Quintin Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 134) : 15 square

  • Comment 139, posted at 29.04.16 10:14:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Good stuff April…dont pass it to Andre or a DuPreez…only give it to the clown or urself 🙂

  • Comment 140, posted at 29.04.16 10:15:06 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Dan catches the ball from the kick off…WOOHOO!!

  • Comment 141, posted at 29.04.16 10:15:11 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks steal a Chiefs lineout but then kick it away pretty pointlessly…

  • Comment 142, posted at 29.04.16 10:15:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Chiefs counter but lose it forward…

  • Comment 143, posted at 29.04.16 10:16:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That boy April though…..

  • Comment 144, posted at 29.04.16 10:16:41 by markschrade Reply

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  • 15-15

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  • The hooter has gone, but the scrum will still take place…

  • Comment 146, posted at 29.04.16 10:16:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Why are we so shit-scared to run from turnover ball??? Great lineout steal and JPP just hoofs it down McKenzie’s throat.

  • Comment 147, posted at 29.04.16 10:17:09 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Claassens prods it into touch and it is 15-15 at half time…how did that happen?

  • Comment 148, posted at 29.04.16 10:17:27 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 15 all at half time. Who would have thought?

  • Comment 149, posted at 29.04.16 10:17:47 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 147) : AAARRRGGGHHHHH!!!

  • Comment 150, posted at 29.04.16 10:17:48 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Lambie,april,inny,curwin and teddy! Something will have to give

  • Comment 151, posted at 29.04.16 10:18:16 by Poisy Reply
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  • For 28 minutes we were really poor…and 15-3 down…but the last 12 minutes of the half belonged to us and the Chiefs looked a bit more rattled. The key looks like making sure we get our set pieces right and dominate the Chiefs there and then play the sort of ball in hand stuff that led to our second try…that was much, much better. Let’s see more of that!

  • Comment 152, posted at 29.04.16 10:19:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 151) : With our injury record not necessarily… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 153, posted at 29.04.16 10:20:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 147) : Because kiwi teams are renowned for killing you on turnover….lose that ball in your own half, and they’ll punnish you.

    Sharks aren’t confident enough yet to play in their own half, but at least they’re finding their way into the opposition half, and then they are willing to have a go.

  • Comment 154, posted at 29.04.16 10:20:15 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @pastorshark (Comment 148) : That happened, because the Chiefs are playing our type of game and mostly just kicking everything back to us. I reckon we’ll see them play a totally different game in the second half.

  • Comment 155, posted at 29.04.16 10:20:29 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @markschrade (Comment 144) : Great try!

  • Comment 156, posted at 29.04.16 10:21:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 151) : I reckon Curwin will move to 15 in time- seems thats where the National guys like him. Also dont know how many more years Lambie will be around

  • Comment 157, posted at 29.04.16 10:22:03 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 154) : Agree, but we’re only actually getting in their half because of their kicking errors and the odd penalty.

    That’s going to change when they start running it back.

  • Comment 158, posted at 29.04.16 10:22:05 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 153) : you and your common sense maybe lend some to fikile

  • Comment 159, posted at 29.04.16 10:22:05 by Poisy Reply
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  • GARTH APRIL!!!!!!!

  • Comment 160, posted at 29.04.16 10:22:31 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • I really hope we have seen the last of our handling errors and losing the ball in contact, we will get so much better by just removing those 2 things from our game.

  • Comment 161, posted at 29.04.16 10:23:34 by Quintin Reply

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  • Some really sensible chat from Butch in studio…

  • Comment 162, posted at 29.04.16 10:24:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 157) : I see. Oh well tedder/y is coming along nicely inny has some competition whch is always nice

  • Comment 163, posted at 29.04.16 10:24:50 by Poisy Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 162) : He was saying that the Sharks musn’t play to the critics in the second half…keep it tight, make the most of the forward dominance and then use the right ball to strike…

  • Comment 164, posted at 29.04.16 10:25:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Guys look very very tired, nice game thus far…

  • Comment 165, posted at 29.04.16 10:25:17 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 155) : I think you are spot on with that, they got sucked into a kicking game the last few minutes, don’t think they will do it again in the second half, but lets hope they do.

  • Comment 166, posted at 29.04.16 10:25:28 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Poisy (Comment 159) : Hahaha… 😆

  • Comment 167, posted at 29.04.16 10:25:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 158) : As long as our defensive line puts pressure on the Chiefs from our kicks, then the Chiefs running game could well work in our favour.

    The kick chase in the 2nd half will be extremely important.

    One thing’s showing though, Chiefs kicking game is not very effective.

  • Comment 168, posted at 29.04.16 10:25:53 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @DuToit04 (Comment 160) : did you pause your pvr or something :mrgreen:

  • Comment 169, posted at 29.04.16 10:26:02 by Poisy Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 154) : Geez now my tummy is sore think I must quickly go home for an hour!!!!

  • Comment 170, posted at 29.04.16 10:26:02 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 162) : What did he basically say?

  • Comment 171, posted at 29.04.16 10:27:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Score? And Time?
    Thanks

  • Comment 172, posted at 29.04.16 10:27:47 by JarsonX Reply
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  • that feeling when you realize….. 😆 :mrgreen: 😆 :mrgreen: my streaming is almost 10mins behind Sharksworld….hahaha

  • Comment 173, posted at 29.04.16 10:27:58 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 170) : You won’t be disappointed…. as long as the Sharks build on where they left off.

  • Comment 174, posted at 29.04.16 10:28:10 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @JD (Comment 170) :if that don’t work than toilet and tablet,that’s where I am apparantly ate some bad fish last night

  • Comment 175, posted at 29.04.16 10:28:18 by Poisy Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 168) : All the kicks direct into touch and our lineout operating well tonight (again kudos to Crusty, Lewies and KD) has negated their kicking game.

  • Comment 176, posted at 29.04.16 10:28:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Chiefs assistant coach confirming that they’ll be kicking less.

  • Comment 177, posted at 29.04.16 10:28:59 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @Quintin (Comment 166) : @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 155) : Yeah look, can’t see them doing the kicking thing in the second half. Let’s see whether we can keep it up…

  • Comment 178, posted at 29.04.16 10:28:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Poisy (Comment 169) : hahaha no streaming from work…lol i only realized the diff in time now hahaha

  • Comment 179, posted at 29.04.16 10:29:10 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • Pity we missed those two kicks…a 5 point buffer would be nice…

  • Comment 180, posted at 29.04.16 10:29:32 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 166) : @FireTheLooser (Comment 168) : The Chiefs just confirmed that they’re going to play more rugby in the second half. Our defense better be up for this.

  • Comment 181, posted at 29.04.16 10:29:44 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Well, two touches to the Chiefs and two kicks in the first minute of halftime…

  • Comment 182, posted at 29.04.16 10:30:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Now they are running it…and Mvovo intercept…unfortunately no space…

  • Comment 183, posted at 29.04.16 10:31:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Good work by the Sharks forces the Chiefs to kick again…

  • Comment 184, posted at 29.04.16 10:31:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • You can already see the Chiefs aren’t that keen on kicking it away anymore

  • Comment 185, posted at 29.04.16 10:32:16 by Quintin Reply

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  • Willie’s kick skews off his boot but he does get it up to our 10m line after a fourth Chiefs kick of the half…

  • Comment 186, posted at 29.04.16 10:32:26 by pastorshark Reply
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  • JPP puts McKenzie on his butt…and the Sharks turn it over…well done!

  • Comment 187, posted at 29.04.16 10:32:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We take too long to capitalize on the Chiefs turnovers.

  • Comment 188, posted at 29.04.16 10:33:48 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • So 5 kicks by the Chiefs in four minutes…good pressure by the Sharks…

  • Comment 189, posted at 29.04.16 10:33:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • That was an untidy ball in the lineout…tapped back and the Chiefs pounce on it!

  • Comment 190, posted at 29.04.16 10:34:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks defence holds and they get a defensive scrum…

  • Comment 191, posted at 29.04.16 10:35:01 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Ooooh close!!!! Get out of there!!!!

  • Comment 192, posted at 29.04.16 10:35:12 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 174) : @Poisy (Comment 175) : hahaha ja better not joke about a sore tummy. My mom always said “met spot gaan mens na bed” translated it means if you joke about it it will (might just) happen so I better stop joking about it before I get gastric problems for the whole long weekend! ;-P

  • Comment 193, posted at 29.04.16 10:35:21 by JD Reply
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  • A key for us is cutting down on mistakes…mistake at lineout = huge pressure there!

  • Comment 194, posted at 29.04.16 10:35:34 by pastorshark Reply
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  • A bit of a pie chuck from Kyle results in a messy lineout, Chiefs grab the ball and after some phases gets stopped on our tryline.

  • Comment 195, posted at 29.04.16 10:36:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • If I heard correctly, the ref just warned the Chiefs about holding the Sharks players back after the tackle

  • Comment 196, posted at 29.04.16 10:36:18 by Quintin Reply

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  • @Quintin (Comment 185) : Our defence still forced them into 5 kicks in the first 5 minutes of the half…so that’s a tick to the Sharks…

  • Comment 197, posted at 29.04.16 10:36:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The ref telling his assistants to watch the Chiefs taking up space in front of the rucks.

  • Comment 198, posted at 29.04.16 10:36:24 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Claassens feeds the scrum soooooo straight!

  • Comment 199, posted at 29.04.16 10:36:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks scrum earns a penalty…but April doesn’t kick it out…those mistakes again!

  • Comment 200, posted at 29.04.16 10:37:12 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We manage the scrum penalty – Chiefs scrum is really poor.

  • Comment 201, posted at 29.04.16 10:37:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Cooper penalised…damn!

  • Comment 202, posted at 29.04.16 10:37:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 197) : A big one at that, one way to beat them is to make them unable to play at their strenghts. But you can see their intent is running the ball much more than it was in the 1st 40

  • Comment 203, posted at 29.04.16 10:38:04 by Quintin Reply

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  • Some big hits but also gaping holes so the Chiefs make meters until Cooper thinks the ball is out and we get penalised for offsides at the ruck.

  • Comment 204, posted at 29.04.16 10:38:06 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 198) : Despite him doing that the Chiefs twice took out a man beyond the ruck in that previous move…not blown…

  • Comment 205, posted at 29.04.16 10:38:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks now losing concentration again. Perhaps time to bring on Chillie.

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  • @Quintin (Comment 203) : Sure…

  • Comment 207, posted at 29.04.16 10:38:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Cruden nails the kick and it is 18-15 after 49 minutes…

  • Comment 208, posted at 29.04.16 10:39:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 206) : Ai, these mistakes are killing us…cut those out and our whole game changes…

  • Comment 209, posted at 29.04.16 10:39:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks lose another lineout…Chili time…

  • Comment 210, posted at 29.04.16 10:40:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Told you to invest in April. Come boys…push.

  • Comment 211, posted at 29.04.16 10:41:06 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • Not a great kick by le Roux and the Chiefs have a chance to run it back…come on!

  • Comment 212, posted at 29.04.16 10:41:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 210) : why are Sharks struggling in lineouts Cooper or locks?

  • Comment 213, posted at 29.04.16 10:41:25 by JD Reply
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  • Chiefs steal a lineout on halfway mark. McKenzie starting to rip our defence to shreds.

  • Comment 214, posted at 29.04.16 10:41:25 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Discipline boys come on!

  • Comment 215, posted at 29.04.16 10:41:29 by Quintin Reply

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  • Keegan is penalised and the Chiefs have another chance to take 3 points…

  • Comment 216, posted at 29.04.16 10:41:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 214) : Just one mistake after another! Come on, men!

  • Comment 217, posted at 29.04.16 10:42:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 213) : Cooper’s last two throws have been poor after doing well so far.

  • Comment 218, posted at 29.04.16 10:42:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Cruden pulls it to the left and the score stays 18-15 after 52 minutes…

  • Comment 219, posted at 29.04.16 10:42:42 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 210) : I second that, Cooper wasn’t too bad up until now but it looks like we need to make the change now.

  • Comment 220, posted at 29.04.16 10:42:55 by Quintin Reply

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  • Coenie on.

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  • Coenie on for Adriaanse…

  • Comment 222, posted at 29.04.16 10:43:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 205) : Yes, but no surprise there! 😀

  • Comment 223, posted at 29.04.16 10:43:27 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • NOOOOOOO man…great opportunity for the Sharks and Claassens kicks it out on the full. STOP THE BLOODY MISTAKES MAN!!!

  • Comment 224, posted at 29.04.16 10:43:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Chiefs still kicking a lot. We get the up and under eventually, but Claasens kick out on the full.

  • Comment 225, posted at 29.04.16 10:44:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great rip by AE as he steals it off the Chief…but it is untidy and it goes off Mvovo’s boot into touch…

  • Comment 226, posted at 29.04.16 10:44:40 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Chiefs knock it in the tackle and the Sharks will have a bit of ball. Let’s go, men…

  • Comment 227, posted at 29.04.16 10:45:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 224) : Exasperating!

  • Comment 228, posted at 29.04.16 10:45:56 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • 18-15 after 55 minutes…

  • Comment 229, posted at 29.04.16 10:45:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 228) : sigh…

  • Comment 230, posted at 29.04.16 10:46:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks drive the Chiefs back into their 22…pressure now…

  • Comment 231, posted at 29.04.16 10:47:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Much better kick by Claasens!

  • Comment 232, posted at 29.04.16 10:47:13 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • That was a very good first scrum by Coenie by the way!

  • Comment 233, posted at 29.04.16 10:47:25 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And indiscipline gives the Chiefs a reprieve. 🙄

  • Comment 234, posted at 29.04.16 10:48:07 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Another unforced error by the Sharks and the Chiefs get a free kick at the lineout and the pressure is relieved…AIAIAI!

  • Comment 235, posted at 29.04.16 10:48:14 by pastorshark Reply
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  • And we give away a free kick at the lineout. Just unable to capitalize on anything.

  • Comment 236, posted at 29.04.16 10:48:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 235) : SO MANY MISTAKES…le Roux can’t take the up and under…

  • Comment 237, posted at 29.04.16 10:48:46 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Please can we just concentrate? Defensive lineout now…

  • Comment 238, posted at 29.04.16 10:49:07 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Chiefs kicking starting to work. We end up with a lineout 5m from our tryline.

  • Comment 239, posted at 29.04.16 10:49:19 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • This time we get a free kick at the lineout…

  • Comment 240, posted at 29.04.16 10:49:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Now exactly the same thing on the other side! 😆

  • Comment 241, posted at 29.04.16 10:49:36 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Last 20 minutes coming up…still in it. Come on, men. Cut out the mistakes and let’s go…

  • Comment 242, posted at 29.04.16 10:50:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Chiefs throw it straight to the Sharks in the lineout but Retallick rips it from us and makes huge metres…finally the Chiefs knock it on…

  • Comment 243, posted at 29.04.16 10:50:57 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great defence by JPP there!

  • Comment 244, posted at 29.04.16 10:51:22 by pastorshark Reply
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  • How did he get that ball… We can’t give away possesion like that.

  • Comment 245, posted at 29.04.16 10:51:27 by Quintin Reply

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  • Great lineout steal and once again giving possession straight back! Come on!!!!

  • Comment 246, posted at 29.04.16 10:51:39 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • We steal the lineout but somehow Retallick rips the ball from our maul, and makes metres before being tackled.

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  • Chiliboy on…

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  • Chilli is on the field!

  • Comment 249, posted at 29.04.16 10:51:50 by Quintin Reply

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  • Nooo…the Sharks penalised in dominant scrum…come on, men…CUT OUT THE FREAKING ERRORS!!!

  • Comment 250, posted at 29.04.16 10:53:15 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Now we give away the scrum penalty in front of the posts. This Coenie experiment is not working for me.

  • Comment 251, posted at 29.04.16 10:53:26 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Not a good scrum though

  • Comment 252, posted at 29.04.16 10:53:33 by Quintin Reply

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  • Hit back now!!!!

  • Comment 253, posted at 29.04.16 10:54:10 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • 21-15.

  • Comment 254, posted at 29.04.16 10:54:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • If the Sharks made just half the errors they do they would be a seriously tough side to beat

  • Comment 255, posted at 29.04.16 10:54:21 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Chiefs starting to win the kicking game too.

  • Comment 256, posted at 29.04.16 10:55:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • McKenzie wins the kicking duel by a mile.

  • Comment 257, posted at 29.04.16 10:55:28 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • The passing is sometimes so kak it’s criminal!

  • Comment 258, posted at 29.04.16 10:56:43 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Sharks turn over the ball again and the chip by Webber forces le Roux to carry it over…5m scrum Chiefs…

  • Comment 259, posted at 29.04.16 10:57:08 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Weber is having a good 2nd half so far

  • Comment 260, posted at 29.04.16 10:57:24 by Quintin Reply

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  • He didn’t carry that over!!!!!! Should be a 22…call for the TMO…

  • Comment 261, posted at 29.04.16 10:57:35 by pastorshark Reply
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  • OOOhhh…ok, juuuust carried over…

  • Comment 262, posted at 29.04.16 10:58:02 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Very marginal taken back call there. Ball is over the tryline when Willie touches it.

  • Comment 263, posted at 29.04.16 10:58:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks need a big scrum now.

  • Comment 264, posted at 29.04.16 10:59:11 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • There really are several things that are good and that the Sharks have going for them…but they just make soooooo many mistakes. What is that? Lack of concentration? Just no basic skills? Fatigue? Come on…they had such a chance here today…

  • Comment 265, posted at 29.04.16 10:59:23 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks don’t get the big scrum…

  • Comment 266, posted at 29.04.16 10:59:56 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks turn it over and run it from their line…finally the Sharks clear it…

  • Comment 267, posted at 29.04.16 11:00:33 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Chiefs take it quickly and Sharks defend well…

  • Comment 268, posted at 29.04.16 11:00:52 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks getting away with crazy play on their tryline.

  • Comment 269, posted at 29.04.16 11:00:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 267) : Just sat at my computer refreshing hoping we keep them out.

  • Comment 270, posted at 29.04.16 11:01:24 by Hulk Reply

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  • Sharks are penalised again and the Chiefs will be out of sight now…

  • Comment 271, posted at 29.04.16 11:01:44 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another penalty in a kickable position.

  • Comment 272, posted at 29.04.16 11:02:13 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Well I just don’t see how he could roll away in that instance.

  • Comment 273, posted at 29.04.16 11:02:40 by Quintin Reply

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  • Just too easy this! For a team, which supposedly prides itself on defense, our defensive discipline is pretty crap.

    All the Chiefs points in the second half has come from defensive penalties.

  • Comment 274, posted at 29.04.16 11:02:43 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Cruden nails it and with 11 minutes to play we are 9 down…

  • Comment 275, posted at 29.04.16 11:03:06 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 24-15. Sharks bonus point out the window now.

  • Comment 276, posted at 29.04.16 11:03:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Deysel and Thomas the Tank on.

  • Comment 277, posted at 29.04.16 11:03:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • We need a final 10 minutes like the last 10 minutes of the first half…

  • Comment 278, posted at 29.04.16 11:03:45 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Chiefs offside not blown…

  • Comment 279, posted at 29.04.16 11:04:05 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Deysel only on now…

  • Comment 280, posted at 29.04.16 11:04:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks get a penalty…what to do?

  • Comment 281, posted at 29.04.16 11:05:04 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Sharks kick it for the corner…big moment!

  • Comment 282, posted at 29.04.16 11:05:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 278) : From your mouth to their ears!

  • Comment 283, posted at 29.04.16 11:05:30 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Sharks look a bit more energetic on attack, and get the eventual penalty. Kicks for the corner.

  • Comment 284, posted at 29.04.16 11:05:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks score off a great maul! Chili is in!! Come on, must convert this!!

  • Comment 285, posted at 29.04.16 11:06:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 265) : I have to say it could be fitness. Lack of fitness means all the players effort is going into just making it around the park etc and thus concentration goes and so too does the handling and basics of the game when players are sucking air. The big problem is the lack of concentration…and i think that is from a lack in fitness

  • Comment 286, posted at 29.04.16 11:06:27 by SheldonK Reply

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  • And scores from the maul. Chillie gets his first Shark try.

  • Comment 287, posted at 29.04.16 11:06:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Fuck yes! Come on boys! We are so close!

  • Comment 288, posted at 29.04.16 11:06:39 by Quintin Reply

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  • Much better play…why only now?!

  • Comment 289, posted at 29.04.16 11:07:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • my nerves are shot!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 290, posted at 29.04.16 11:07:26 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • And April nails a difficult kick. 24-22.

  • Comment 291, posted at 29.04.16 11:07:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Man, April has been impressive today!

  • Comment 292, posted at 29.04.16 11:07:41 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Great kick April…24-22!

  • Comment 293, posted at 29.04.16 11:07:54 by pastorshark Reply
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  • April is really cool in front of posts! Great to see him step up and own his responsibility!

  • Comment 294, posted at 29.04.16 11:07:56 by Quintin Reply

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  • Odwa with a break…

  • Comment 295, posted at 29.04.16 11:08:16 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Concentrate now boys.

  • Comment 296, posted at 29.04.16 11:08:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Damn it…huge chance there…ref got in the way!

  • Comment 297, posted at 29.04.16 11:08:50 by pastorshark Reply
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  • The Chiefs win a penalty…

  • Comment 298, posted at 29.04.16 11:09:18 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks drop the ball after making a couple of good breaks. Damn

  • Comment 299, posted at 29.04.16 11:09:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Another stupid defensive penalty!!!

  • Comment 300, posted at 29.04.16 11:09:50 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Chiefs take the lineout.

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  • Big call by the ref…great play by the Sharks…ref got in the way and broke the momentum of the move…turnover and the Chiefs attack and get a penalty…

  • Comment 302, posted at 29.04.16 11:10:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Poor discipline there by the Sharks and the Chiefs have an attacking lineout…

  • Comment 303, posted at 29.04.16 11:10:43 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Come on, men!

  • Comment 304, posted at 29.04.16 11:10:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Damn…game over…Chiefs have a penalty advantage…

  • Comment 305, posted at 29.04.16 11:11:39 by pastorshark Reply
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  • We’ll have to score a try to win it in the last minute…

  • Comment 306, posted at 29.04.16 11:11:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Another penalty and game over.

  • Comment 307, posted at 29.04.16 11:12:02 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Chiefs get another penalty.

  • Comment 308, posted at 29.04.16 11:12:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The Chiefs are not kicking for posts…

  • Comment 309, posted at 29.04.16 11:12:20 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Discipline letting us down.

  • Comment 310, posted at 29.04.16 11:12:46 by Quintin Reply

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  • Chiefs holding onto the ball and we are not going to get a chance here!

  • Comment 311, posted at 29.04.16 11:12:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Great defence by the Sharks but it won’t matter now…penalty after the hooter…

  • Comment 312, posted at 29.04.16 11:14:31 by pastorshark Reply
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  • What a game of rugby!!!! 😎 😎 😎

  • Comment 313, posted at 29.04.16 11:14:54 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Well, somehow you have to say…soooooo close!

  • Comment 314, posted at 29.04.16 11:14:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Incredible defense from the Sharks. Sharks loose the game, but wins on the try score count 3-2.

  • Comment 315, posted at 29.04.16 11:15:19 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • If the Sharks can just cut out half the errors and penalties.

  • Comment 316, posted at 29.04.16 11:16:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 315) : Discipline made the difference in the end.

  • Comment 317, posted at 29.04.16 11:16:55 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Not too disappointed, by next year this time, all the errors that cost us in thses games will be sorted…..our attack and defense looked mostly good, we’re moving closer to finding the perfect balance, and we are improving.

  • Comment 318, posted at 29.04.16 11:17:01 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • Sharks lose 24-22 to the best attacking team in the comp. As i said earlier if we only made half the errors we do we could be a seriously tough side to beat

  • Comment 319, posted at 29.04.16 11:17:39 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 319) : And outscored them 3 tries to 2.

  • Comment 320, posted at 29.04.16 11:18:47 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Look…6 points in New Zealand…I would have taken that at the start of the tour…just disappointing because in the end, with a few less errors, we could have won 3 out of 3!! 😯

  • Comment 321, posted at 29.04.16 11:19:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Am happy with that, but damn am so disappointing we couldn’t find an extra 3 points. Well done boys.

  • Comment 322, posted at 29.04.16 11:19:20 by Hulk Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 318) : What I really liked was that little blind side break by Odwa, which got us close to their 22 and still in possession. But for Pollock getting in the way and a panicky pass that could have turned the game.

  • Comment 323, posted at 29.04.16 11:19:24 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 320) : That cant be right….we only kick everything and dont score tries remember. you must be wrong 😉

  • Comment 324, posted at 29.04.16 11:20:11 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Had the Sharks backed April in more games some of the results might have gone our way.

  • Comment 325, posted at 29.04.16 11:20:26 by Rvw Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 317) : That was it…discpline…and ALL THOSE ERRORS! But, boy, did we hang in there…and outscored the Chiefs 3 tries to 2…

  • Comment 326, posted at 29.04.16 11:20:55 by pastorshark Reply
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  • So I’m on my way…looking forward to this wing…adios amigos!

  • Comment 327, posted at 29.04.16 11:21:30 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Rvw (Comment 325) : Now Gold knows….but I understand his reluctance to have too many juniors on the field at any one time.

  • Comment 328, posted at 29.04.16 11:23:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @SheldonK (Comment 324) : To be fair, that’s how we HAVE been playing! This is exactly the rugby we have been calling for, which has been absent all season. This actually proves the point of those critical of our previous way of playing.

  • Comment 329, posted at 29.04.16 11:23:34 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 324) : That awful game against the Crusaders was probably the low point in that regard. Since then the Sharks have tried to play a bit more with ball in hand.

  • Comment 330, posted at 29.04.16 11:26:56 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 326) : Way too many errors. Esterhuizen really looks like he needs a rest. As Sheldon suggested in another thread, Jordaan at 12 would be a good move for our next few games.

  • Comment 331, posted at 29.04.16 11:28:05 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 328) : I don’t believe that. Gold won’t back youngsters unless their surnames start with a Du.. April showed enough class during the french tour. If you want to see how good a flyhalf is just check the speed of his pass or calmness under pressure. April meets all the requirements.

  • Comment 332, posted at 29.04.16 11:33:25 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 329) : @Bokhoring (Comment 330) : The Sharks kicked a lot against the Crusaders- there is no doubting that and it was a clear tactic they tried and say what you will about the game it almost got them the win. But since then they have definitely adopted a more ball in hand approach…however that approach has also come with a vast array of handling and other errors. That is what has cost us the games since then. Today we still appeared to make many many errors but also seemed to manage to string something together for just a little bit to enable us to score. My worry is that our defense does seem to creak a bit more with this ball in hand approach. Perhaps as i said earlier its a lack of fitness thing as the ball in hand game does require you to be very fit.

  • Comment 333, posted at 29.04.16 11:33:50 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 330) : We still have a poor passing game. For some reason the crucial passes seem to go wayward.

  • Comment 334, posted at 29.04.16 11:34:29 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 332) : April looks the real deal. He has a great little step to go with what you mentioned.

  • Comment 335, posted at 29.04.16 11:37:51 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 333) : To get better at ball in hand you have to play ball in hand. It is easy to operate fancy back line moves in a practice session with no real defensive pressure, but quite another to do the moves with an aggressive defense in your face.

  • Comment 336, posted at 29.04.16 11:38:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I think some of the criticism here is a bit over the top today. that was the best I have seen of the Sharks in a very long time. Huge heart and work rate shown by all the players. To me, things look to be coming right. Remember, this is the Chiefs away from home. Sharks can take a lot from this performance.

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 335) : His passing game can improve a lot, but he actually looks very good.

  • Comment 338, posted at 29.04.16 11:39:55 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 333) : Well, the only way to improve attack is to actually do it and the best way to improve your defense when you play that way is to watch the videos and then work on how to improve it. Where we lost the game was giving away stupid penalties while defending, not leaking tries, so that is a lot easier to work on and a huge positive!

  • Comment 339, posted at 29.04.16 11:42:24 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 336) : No i fully agree with you. People just need to understand that because you cant simulate a match at practise there will be teething errors with a new approach on match days.

  • Comment 340, posted at 29.04.16 11:42:27 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 340) : One has to ask the question why it’s a new approach and not the standard from the outset.

  • Comment 341, posted at 29.04.16 11:44:20 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 340) : The errors frustrate me no end, but at least there are some signs of progress. The challenge will now be for the skills coaches to find ways to improve some of the consistent unforced errors the guys keep making.

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 339) : I still believe the vast majority of the handling errors and silly penalties are because of a drop in concentration due to a lack of fitness. When you tired you make mistakes. Dont get me wrong i think this has been a pretty successful tour and lots to build on from especially this game

  • Comment 343, posted at 29.04.16 11:46:19 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 341) : Barring the Crusaders game and perhaps Stormers to an extent the Sharks have tried to keep the ball in hand more this year. The quality of the opposition also determines how easy/successful you are at it though. So with a new approach this year and new combinations im not surprised by the errors. Remember the Sharks were banking on cool, calm and collected Lambie to run the show…he makes a big difference to the teams temperament.

  • Comment 344, posted at 29.04.16 11:49:22 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 343) : Lack of fitness at this level should never be an excuse. Also, half the penalties, which cost us the game in the second half, were given away by guys fresh on the park.

    Overall, I’m a happy chappy. I hope this game has now sparked something in the guys and that we’ll build on balancing our game.

    I think our backline stalls at 12. It feels like there’s a bottleneck between April and Jordaan, which will be sorted with Jordaan at 12 (as you suggested).

  • Comment 345, posted at 29.04.16 11:57:28 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Think this game showed that if the Sharks decided to run more (and can cut down on their errors) they could be very dangerous!!!

  • Comment 346, posted at 29.04.16 12:03:40 by JD Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 345) : Fitness shouldnt be an excuse but we cant just ignore it if it is a problem. If its not fitness then its just purely a lack of concentration and the players probably need a swift kick in the ass then. As for the bottleneck- well yeh thats what happens when you dont have a distributor at 12

  • Comment 347, posted at 29.04.16 12:04:25 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 344) : Sure, any team would miss Lambie, but there’s no point in trying to play a style of game suited to a player you won’t have available for the season.

    We need to back April now and build an attacking game around him and Willie.

  • Comment 348, posted at 29.04.16 12:05:14 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 348) : I think you misunderstood. The gameplan was not only because of Lambie but they did bank on his composure to orchestrate this gameplan. So yes we must fully back April now until Lambie is fit but we cant expect the same calmness from April as we do get from Lambie

  • Comment 349, posted at 29.04.16 12:09:06 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 345) : @SheldonK (Comment 347) : no need to pick Jordaan at 12 just pick Heimar. A back line of April/Pat Heimar and Jordaan will be very dangerous!

  • Comment 350, posted at 29.04.16 12:12:46 by JD Reply
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  • Jpp had a good game.did a lot of work on defence.carried strong.

  • Comment 351, posted at 29.04.16 12:16:53 by 50shadesofshark Reply

     
  • @JD (Comment 350) : Yeh something ive wanted from the start….not holding my breath though

  • Comment 352, posted at 29.04.16 12:17:00 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 349) : Of course not, but we have a few calm, experienced heads around April and that should balance things out. To give April credit, he doesn’t let errors rattle him. Signs of a good temperament a la Lambie!

  • Comment 353, posted at 29.04.16 12:17:41 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 350) : Is he available?

  • Comment 354, posted at 29.04.16 12:19:39 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 350) : I agree. Jordaan is playing some of his best rugby, so why move him to another position where he never really looked comfortable (imo anyway) when you have another good player in Heimar that at least deserves a shot when you want to rest Andre?

  • Comment 355, posted at 29.04.16 12:24:53 by HeinF Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 353) : Im not too sure of your reference to calm heads around April? At most if he is lucky he gets to keep Claasens at 9…but other than him not to many calm heads…a lot of youth

  • Comment 356, posted at 29.04.16 12:36:49 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Losing marcell was a big blow .2 close games against chiefs and blues.

  • Comment 357, posted at 29.04.16 12:37:28 by 50shadesofshark Reply

     
  • @SheldonK (Comment 356) : Odwa, Willie, JPP?

  • Comment 358, posted at 29.04.16 13:21:44 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 358) : And Claasen

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 358) : Odwa benches a lot and the other 2 are quite some distance away from him during play. the guys surrounding him are young. Not saying there arent experienced players at all…just claasens only one near him really

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  • @Henkb (Comment 359) : Sheldon already mentioned him, so I just added the rest.

  • Comment 361, posted at 29.04.16 14:02:48 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 352) : Hi bud, last week calling for Jpp to quit. This week he silenced all his critics especially myself

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 360) : They’re all close enough to have a quick word. One often sees an “ou man” run over to a noob in rugby (or cricket for that matter), irrespective of their positions.

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 362) : look he isnt the player he was in 2007…think everyone can appreciate that. But the guy is still a quality player…he isnt too fun to play against either, ask anyone who has played against him

  • Comment 364, posted at 29.04.16 14:20:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 363) : Its more than just the quick word though…its about what they do around him and the lines they run etc. Its not easy to explain but having a composed player either side of a youngster makes him look a lot better and if he is already a quality player that will shine through even more. At the moment he has loosies dropping the ball and scrappy rucks in front of him and a 12 that also tends to drop the ball or bash it up. Not saying its all doom and gloom but there is that added pressure on him to make something happen because of it

  • Comment 365, posted at 29.04.16 14:23:10 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 365) : Yes and it hasn’t really affected him. My point earlier was that April seems to have a cool head a la Lambie. It would obviously help if Frans Steyn was his inside center, but he seems to be coping admirably with a very average Esterhuizen next to him.

  • Comment 366, posted at 29.04.16 14:34:39 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 366) : No he has definitely done well. A few wayward passes but overall he has done well. If he had a playmaker 12 next to him he would probably be more effective

  • Comment 367, posted at 29.04.16 14:36:51 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 367) : With lambie returning, maybe we should consider playing him where he started shining for the sharks. Inside centre, with him April and willie on the field guys like jordaan, sithole and mvovo will break try scoring records without breaking a sweat. Random thought

  • Comment 368, posted at 29.04.16 21:36:34 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 354) : Who Heimar? To my knowledge yes he just did not tour with the team but he’s playing CC for the Sharks.

  • Comment 369, posted at 29.04.16 23:08:51 by JD Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 352) : @HeinF (Comment 355) : ja sorry to say but I do think it will only remain a dream as I can’t see Gold changing much.

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 362) : That’s the problem with JP though he only pitches up for some games. I miss that legend we used to have who gave his guts every match. Everyone was afraid of playing opposite him.

  • Comment 371, posted at 30.04.16 15:15:46 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 371) : If we could somehow buy him back to be a permanent feature things would change. Same for Steyn. Still a lot of good rugby left in both of them. I would not mind being a young backline player maturing next to them.

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