Currie Cup 2016: Cell C Sharks v Vodacom Blue Bulls

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks on 27 Aug 2016 at 17:35
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Today’s big game is at Kings Park, kicking off at 18h10.

Go Sharks!

In a late change, Dale Chadwick has been withdrawn due to a hamstring injury. Juan Schoeman starts at loosehead.

Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Inny Radebe, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 John-Hubert Meyer, 18 JC Astle, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Hanco Venter, 21 S’bura Sithole, 22 Rhyno Smith.

Blue Bulls – 15 Duncan Matthews, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Arno Botha (c), 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Subs: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Martin Dreyer, 18 Nic de Jager, 19 Hanro Liebenberg, 20 André Warner, 21 Joshua Stander, 22 Ulrich Beyers.


  • Compared to other stadia, not a bad crowd

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.08.16 18:01:25 by SeanJeff Reply
  • Nooit, that was too easy from the bulls

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.08.16 18:21:25 by SeanJeff Reply
  • Back to super rugby levels of idiocracy. Why on earth are we kicking everything again

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.08.16 18:26:28 by jdolivier Reply

  • I know I got many comments about my not being an Ungerer fan….I hope he does something to change my mind

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.08.16 18:28:29 by Sharkfinn Reply

  • @Sharkfinn (Comment 4) : Forget Ungerer, not a single Sharks player deserves any praise in the first quarter

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.08.16 18:29:25 by jdolivier Reply

  • That was a yellow card ffs!

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.08.16 18:33:25 by Sharkfinn Reply

  • Never seen so much kicking in a game…and such bad kicking…
    My view ranked from worst to less bad kickers so far:
    Kerwin Bosch
    Dries Swanepoel
    Van Zyl
    (Bulls fullback hasn’t kicked much so only reason not on the list)

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.08.16 18:36:22 by Hmmm Reply

  • Am the only player not absolute rubbish

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.08.16 18:39:38 by jdolivier Reply

  • Ha ha sorry bru

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.08.16 18:41:05 by Sharkfinn Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 8) :
    True true

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.08.16 18:43:33 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 10) : Hopefully they are just teasing the bulls and second half they score 7 tries

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.08.16 18:45:07 by jdolivier Reply

  • Could have been a red. If the laws were actually understood

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.08.16 18:48:38 by jdolivier Reply

  • How does Mvovo make the side ahead of S’bura….S’bura should just leave the Sharks…

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.08.16 18:53:57 by Hmmm Reply

  • Good job Ruan…he is coming out of his shell

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.08.16 18:54:58 by Sharkfinn Reply

  • That was lucky…there is no way there was a grounding there…

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.08.16 18:56:28 by Hmmm Reply

  • Half Time

    Sharks 16 – 10 Bulls

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.08.16 19:00:42 by Ben Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 13) : Arguments from earlier this week aside, Sithole is an amazing form player. If his confidence is crap, he is crap and vice versa. He has been thrown around between wing and center too much. Let him play this campaign, seeing that odders should be considering retirement not too long from now

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.08.16 19:01:49 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 17) : He is much better than Mvovo…I shudder to think he was with the Bokke yet again…
    Give S’bura the well deserved game time and he will show his worth…
    I mean when he got regular game time at 13 few years ago he did very well…

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.08.16 19:11:33 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 18) : I really thought he was about to be the next bok outside center

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.08.16 19:14:07 by jdolivier Reply

  • How did we reach this level of shit…………..

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.08.16 19:19:36 by jdolivier Reply

  • We get a turnover in the bulls half…and we …kick it away

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.08.16 19:27:45 by Sharkfinn Reply

  • Great try Bosch!

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.08.16 19:28:12 by Sharkfinn Reply

  • @Sharkfinn (Comment 21) : Lucky try, I’ll take it. There is a bit more urgency all of a sudden

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.08.16 19:28:29 by jdolivier Reply

  • Am = Mvp

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.08.16 19:29:14 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Last few minutes are much better!

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.08.16 19:29:48 by Sharkfinn Reply

  • CC rugby this weekend has been very disappointing…worst of the season from most games.

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.08.16 19:44:17 by FireTheLooser Reply


    SHARKS 26 – 19 BULLS

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.08.16 19:54:17 by Ben Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 26) : Ugly wins count too

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.08.16 19:54:28 by jdolivier Reply

  • I’ll take the win….but a few players are needing big games to show their colours

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.08.16 20:00:01 by Sharkfinn Reply

  • Imo Stefan ungerer is a shit scrumhalf .He probaby has one of the slowest passes ive seen and in every match ive seen him play he has alteast 3 diabolically kak passes.FFS !!!! Thomas du toit probably has a cleaner service than ungerer.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.08.16 20:06:10 by schrodingers cat Reply

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  • On the positive side I like the spark in Am. Made a few mistakes but the guts is there.

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.08.16 20:09:42 by coolfusion Reply

  • And Bosch is how in some great attributes. I like this kid.

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.08.16 20:10:29 by coolfusion Reply

  • A few players put their hands up tonight Etteine was really good tonight, Am is going to get better and better. This is a very young team and it was clear they were nervous, and to grind out a victory in my opinion bodes well for us in the future!

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.08.16 20:12:54 by YamYam Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 28) : Just looking at all CC games this weekend, seemed to be low on quality moments.

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.08.16 21:04:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Sharkfinn (Comment 4) : @schrodingers cat (Comment 30) : Useless …. slow, can not pass etc. the replacement was not much better.

  • Comment 35, posted at 27.08.16 21:28:30 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 34) : No arguments

  • Comment 36, posted at 27.08.16 23:50:35 by jdolivier Reply

  • @SeanJeff (Comment 1) : nooit mate,really, half the stadium coveted in banners,every second box empty or closed,handfull of kids in kid zone,less supporters than last game and this for a Bulls game, eish

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.08.16 22:20:12 by benji Reply
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  • Not a pretty win but a good result. Bulls played well. Etienne Oosthuizen was my man of the match. Ungerer had a shocker…tried to do too much.

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.08.16 08:48:17 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 38) : Were you at the game,and if so explain to me the logic behind Inny’s position on the wing for every defensive set piece movement,scrums,line outs seems like Robert has zero confidence in his defensive abilities.
    At certain times in the game I counted 5 or 6 different players in the flyhallf position. No wonder Ungerer who I also thought was bad, was confused,we need a 10 to play on attack and defence.

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.08.16 08:55:35 by The hound Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 38) : @The hound (Comment 39) : yes I agree,to beat Bulls with no proper 9 and a Casper for a 10 is astounding but then players like EO were monsters, not many like EI on this site but for me he is becoming seriously good

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.08.16 09:09:00 by benji Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 39) : I couldnt make the game on Sat. I did notice his positioning and was the same when Bosch moved to 10. I dont think i have noticed that tactic before from the Sharks so think perhaps its something they tried against the Bulls assuming their big centres would target the 10 channel. Personally im not sure of the logic as it meant that our best tackler- Esterhuizen made a lot fewer tackles. Also when we did turn it over Ungerer was either caught up in the tackle or if he was free then Inny/Bosch were not there to be the receiver so it went to a forward and all momentum lost. Inny isnt a bad tackler in my opinion…he is also a fairly decent kicker but he is hidden from both…not sure why.

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.08.16 09:11:50 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 41) : A “wet toilet paper” E was being monstered by the Bulls,they were lining up to nail him and as usual in games against proper opposition he becomes anothet Casper

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.08.16 09:22:18 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 42) : He didnt have a great game but he wasnt bad. He has played so much rugby this year and for the large majority he has been really good so the odd off game is expected.

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.08.16 09:26:49 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 43) : no mate it depends on the quality of the opposition with him

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.08.16 09:29:35 by benji Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 43) : I agree with you,Esterhuizen is a great player,harsh to judge the guy as he plays every week in a different backline,new 10 and centre partners who are so vastly different,,Jordan,Heimar,Am ,Sithole,no continuity.He is all heart.

  • Comment 45, posted at 29.08.16 09:38:21 by The hound Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 44) : I dont share your sentiment that he is a bad player. Also which other Sharks 12 would be consistently better?

  • Comment 46, posted at 29.08.16 10:00:40 by SheldonK Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 39) : @SheldonK (Comment 41) : think it started with OZ moving Giteau to wing for defending set pieces. Using bigger and better tackling players to stop opposition targeting his channel. Problem with this is should the ball be turned over he’s out of position and of little use out on the wing.

  • Comment 47, posted at 29.08.16 10:15:43 by JD Reply
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  • Much as I hate to agree. Excluding the flyhalf from his basic tasks can’t be good for his confidence or for growing his all round game. You can’t tell your tighthead to take all the lineout throws and then wonder why your hooker sucks at them. If radebe was hopeless at goal kicking it would be another matter. Just a curious strategy this one.

  • Comment 48, posted at 29.08.16 10:46:47 by coolfusion Reply


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