Sharks XV win in Kokstad

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 28 Mar 2017 at 09:33
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The Sharks XV were made to work hard for their victory, but prevailed 47-22 over the pluck Border Bulldogs in kokstad on Saturday afternoon.

Despite battling to get their hands on the ball and ending with a scant 30% possession, the Sharks made every opportunity count and scored 5 tries in the second half, after leading by a narrow 14-10 margin at the break.

Coach Ricardo Loubscher had a few words to say about the performance, as you can see below:

Loubscher has confirmed that various Sharks XV squads will be in action against the touring Griquas team twice this week; today and then again over the weekend.


  • Its good to see that the good Doc Venter has been taking his special brand of pre-season defence coaching to the East London area this year.

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.03.17 10:34:14 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Nice one Sharks XV!

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.03.17 11:04:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Well done guys!

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.03.17 11:11:12 by JD Reply
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  • Rob, any idea on who scored the tries?

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.03.17 12:00:32 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 4) : no, afraid not. Let me see if I can find out

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.03.17 12:02:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : Not a big deal if it’s going to be a lot of trouble. Just curious more than anything else.

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.03.17 12:04:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 6) : Inny and S’bura 2 each. Marra 1…. not sure of the others

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.03.17 12:20:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Need to make a plan for Inny. Can’t lose that young man.

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.03.17 12:39:31 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 8) : I agree with you.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.03.17 13:37:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lions announced their team for the weekend. Looks pretty much the same as last week.

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.03.17 13:57:11 by Quintin Reply

  • Nice to see the boys doing well. Thanks for the updates Rob. I’m keen to see these guys in action in the Supersport competition.

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.03.17 14:03:43 by StevieS Reply
  • Well done, men!

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.03.17 14:24:41 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 11) : same here, always keen to see the next generation develop

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.03.17 16:40:59 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @vanmartin (Comment 8) : I’m sure he’ll get more time in the CC.

    Is he not part of UKZN anymore?

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.03.17 17:04:13 by Hulk Reply

  • @Hulk (Comment 14) : nope his not with the ukzn team to the best of my knowledge, busy preping for this vodacom cup/currie cup qualifier/super sport tournament, I stand under correction as I havnt kept up with varsity shield, I dont even know who the varsity shield coach is.

    I went back and watched our cc 2016 fixtures over the past week. I think its great that Inny grabbed his chance at FH when the opertunity came along, his definitely a player I hope we keep for a long time his only 22 years old, Id prefer him on the bench this week instead of the old frog as I always want to promote youth when I feel they are mentally and physically ready, which I feel he is. remember the plan for 2016 was actually for him to get some game time in sr but injury put him out for most of the start of the year, this tedder took his chance and road it to a contract in france.

    And to address criticism ofb inny in the cc, yes his form did dip, but the whole team essentailly feel apart after we lost so much experience to injury and in the case of cooper released to play overseas, and lourens was called up to boks, ginger was given the captaincy and immediately got a concussion against the cheetahs within the first minute of the game. the balance of youth and experience went off the deep end and all some could talk about is how poor a player inny is ignoring the events around him losing form.

    also like bosch we do move inny out of the fh channel on defense but obviously that is not something that will be done long term, bosch and inny will develop, neither of them is as bulky as ben10, or frans steyn at 20 (still cant believe we used to play him on the wing when he was young and fit, since then his seriously struggle to control his weight, but some of that is due to injury I guess)

    to conclude with ben and bosch off to the junior world cup and lambie injured we need inny big time.

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.03.17 20:17:12 by revolverocelot Reply


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