Super Rugby 2017: Kings v Sharks

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 13 May 2017 at 16:04
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The boys from the Bay reckon they’re going to roll us today.

Let’s show them how wrong they are! Kick-off is at 17h15.

Southern Kings: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (captain), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacements: 16 Kurt Haupt/Tango Balekile, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20 Stefan Willemse, 21 Johan Steyn, 22 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 23 Stokkies Hanekom.

Sharks: 15 Rhyno Smith, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Jeremy Ward, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Patrick Lambie (captain), 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Tera Mtembu, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Garth April, 23 Sibusiso Nkosi.


  • Goooooooooooo Sharksssssssssssssss defeat the Mpondo kingdom :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.05.17 16:53:53 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • is there perhaps anywhere i can stream from?

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.05.17 17:02:53 by DuToit04 Reply

  • @DuToit04 (Comment 2) : No streams. That’s normally the case when Sky doesn’t televise a game or it’s on the red button.

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.05.17 17:07:11 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Come on Sharks, let’s dominate them

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.05.17 17:07:56 by RuckingFun Reply

  • 5 easy points for the Sharks today.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.05.17 17:11:08 by McLovin Reply


  • Comment 6, posted at 13.05.17 17:15:46 by DuToit04 Reply

  • @DuToit04 (Comment 6) : Cheers old boy! 😎

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.05.17 17:17:54 by McLovin Reply

  • @DuToit04 (Comment 6) : Thanks!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.05.17 17:18:38 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Kings on fire so far. 😯

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.05.17 17:23:03 by McLovin Reply

  • So far looks like it’s the other Sharks team on the field… the one we don’t like too much.

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.05.17 17:25:40 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 3) : the reason is there is a recruitment freeze on due to the Fox network takeover bid. Thinus Delport is in the studio today and will be televised either at 10pm or 9:30 tomorrow

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.05.17 17:25:45 by durbsguy Reply

  • Aha!

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.05.17 17:34:45 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • WTF Lambie!!!

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.05.17 17:35:40 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Sharks butcher a try. πŸ™„

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.05.17 17:35:51 by McLovin Reply

  • Sneaky Dan πŸ˜€

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.05.17 17:40:58 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Seems like only a matter of time before the dam wall breaks.

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.05.17 17:44:46 by McLovin Reply

  • Lambie probably out for 6 weeks again watch April run the kings ragged

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.05.17 17:45:12 by jdolivier Reply

  • Smith and Lambie take each other out. Both look ok though

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.05.17 17:45:22 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Lambie should have played off the bench.

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.05.17 17:45:48 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Kings demolish our scrum.

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.05.17 17:46:57 by Bokhoring Reply
  • 13-11 after Lionel drop

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.05.17 17:48:52 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Good turnover from Ettas

  • Comment 22, posted at 13.05.17 17:53:13 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Don’t lineouts have to be straight anymore?

  • Comment 23, posted at 13.05.17 17:53:36 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • April sneaks over a 55m kick

  • Comment 24, posted at 13.05.17 17:54:43 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Haak Haak wie is kak

  • Comment 25, posted at 13.05.17 17:56:50 by jdolivier Reply

  • Cronje is slaying the Sharks with great passing and scores in the end. Smith cops a yellow to boot

  • Comment 26, posted at 13.05.17 17:57:04 by Bokhoring Reply
  • There’s life in the Kings yet.

  • Comment 27, posted at 13.05.17 17:57:45 by McLovin Reply

  • 18-16 Kings. Sharks need to wake up – too many iffy kicks.

  • Comment 28, posted at 13.05.17 17:57:58 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Sharks is kak!!!!! If we lose to the kings we deserve a 2year hiatus like the lions had to figure out a coaching strategy and at least a style of play this one week good one week bad crap is getting old

  • Comment 29, posted at 13.05.17 17:58:14 by jdolivier Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 26) : Was about 1m forward but who cares

  • Comment 30, posted at 13.05.17 17:58:43 by jdolivier Reply

  • CronjΓ© 6 Lambie 0

  • Comment 31, posted at 13.05.17 18:00:31 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 29) : wouldnt go that far.

    but we are poor in stages thus far, I kept saying we need to expect a tough game. Ryno smith having a nightmare πŸ™

    we can still win hopefully

  • Comment 32, posted at 13.05.17 18:01:57 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 31) : And to think we forced him too leave

  • Comment 33, posted at 13.05.17 18:02:04 by jdolivier Reply

  • Sharks need to calm this down, stop playing the kings at the helter skelter game

  • Comment 34, posted at 13.05.17 18:03:17 by RuckingFun Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 32) : Bud just f***ing frustrated that we are facing a team we should be putting to the sword and making it a hard game. AGAIN

  • Comment 35, posted at 13.05.17 18:03:28 by jdolivier Reply

  • if ryno smith had kicked that ball into the stands we would have not conceded that first try as they would not have been able to take a quick throw in.

    and we are lucky that wandile is off sick with a cold from the kings

  • Comment 36, posted at 13.05.17 18:05:24 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 29) : we don’t learn. Sbu Nkosi should be playing as he makes us dangerous. Beast should go on leave. Why Thomas does not start is beyond me.

  • Comment 37, posted at 13.05.17 18:05:48 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Sharks need to bring their forwards more into the game. Botha and Coenie make metres when they take up the ball.

  • Comment 38, posted at 13.05.17 18:06:48 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 37) : Mvovo will be dragged along as long as odwa unfortunately. Lambie is also not even close to ready yet. We need big Andre back. Ward is good, Am is good, together it’s like a blind person trying to communicate with a deaf person

  • Comment 39, posted at 13.05.17 18:08:03 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 33) : The Sharks do that with lots of players, then import Frenchmen to sit and do nothing.

  • Comment 40, posted at 13.05.17 18:08:28 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @revolverocelot (Comment 36) : Wandile couldn’t tackle a 80 year old in a wheelchair, mvovo would have looked dangerous against him

  • Comment 41, posted at 13.05.17 18:09:18 by jdolivier Reply

  • @DuToit04 (Comment 6) : Dude, this stream of yours is qualty!

  • Comment 42, posted at 13.05.17 18:10:27 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 40) : Hopefully the new CEO can steady this derelict ship. Every time this season they pull off a convincing win they follow it up with utter shit. Same with players careers

  • Comment 43, posted at 13.05.17 18:10:35 by jdolivier Reply

  • Bock scores from kickoff and makes Mvovo look like Beast. Time to bring Nkosi on

  • Comment 44, posted at 13.05.17 18:11:56 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @jdolivier (Comment 43) : We’ll see this second half what they’re made of

  • Comment 45, posted at 13.05.17 18:12:10 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • 25-16 and the Sharks are in trouble.

  • Comment 46, posted at 13.05.17 18:12:51 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 45) : As if to prove my point mvovo makes bock look like a bok

  • Comment 47, posted at 13.05.17 18:13:04 by jdolivier Reply

  • Beautiful try!

  • Comment 48, posted at 13.05.17 18:13:04 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 35) : Don’t be arrogant! The Kings have been playing really well! On what basis should the Sharks, that have been very inconsistent, be putting the Kings to the sword?

  • Comment 49, posted at 13.05.17 18:15:06 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 49) : Kings did very well against the Aussie teams not so much against home grown teams that are physical

  • Comment 50, posted at 13.05.17 18:16:02 by jdolivier Reply

  • Sharks need to stop the fighting and start playing

  • Comment 51, posted at 13.05.17 18:16:18 by Bokhoring Reply
  • And now the Sharks forwards join the backs in being kak.

  • Comment 52, posted at 13.05.17 18:17:31 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Why is Beast starting?

  • Comment 53, posted at 13.05.17 18:17:40 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • You can’t win if you can’t scrum

  • Comment 54, posted at 13.05.17 18:18:26 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Time to change the front row asap

  • Comment 55, posted at 13.05.17 18:18:48 by RuckingFun Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 49) : Confidence is aiming to walk on the moon arrogance is thinking you’ll get there by jumping. A kings team punching above their weight shouldn’t be a tough ask for a team also confident and supposedly of a higher quality

  • Comment 56, posted at 13.05.17 18:18:56 by jdolivier Reply

  • WTF Mvovo

  • Comment 57, posted at 13.05.17 18:19:42 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @RuckingFun (Comment 55) : Up until now we had a 95% successful scrum rate…….

  • Comment 58, posted at 13.05.17 18:19:48 by jdolivier Reply

  • Mvovo really now

  • Comment 59, posted at 13.05.17 18:20:01 by RuckingFun Reply

  • @RuckingFun (Comment 59) : Wasn’t his foot on the line when he caught it??

  • Comment 60, posted at 13.05.17 18:20:28 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 50) : You mean like the Sharks fared against the Rebels? Come on man, give credit where credit is due! Kings have been playing great rugby, whereas the Sharks have been four at best!

  • Comment 61, posted at 13.05.17 18:20:59 by KingCheetah Reply

  • This ref is doing us no favours

  • Comment 62, posted at 13.05.17 18:21:10 by byron Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 58) : we still do … weve only lost balls where we have not had the throw in

  • Comment 63, posted at 13.05.17 18:22:14 by byron Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 61) : Did you seriously believe that the force were a team to fear both times they beat the saders

  • Comment 64, posted at 13.05.17 18:24:10 by jdolivier Reply

  • No yellow for that high tackle Mr ref

  • Comment 65, posted at 13.05.17 18:24:57 by jdolivier Reply

  • Sharks backline need to find some moves on attack. Shoveling the ball sideways gets us nowhere

  • Comment 66, posted at 13.05.17 18:25:21 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @byron (Comment 63) : Begs the question how are we losing the contest on their ball so hard, but not on ours

  • Comment 67, posted at 13.05.17 18:25:38 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 67) : theyve shoved early twice

  • Comment 68, posted at 13.05.17 18:28:16 by byron Reply

  • This ref is clueless

  • Comment 69, posted at 13.05.17 18:29:07 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Yellow for Kings. Why is the ref so against them? 😈

  • Comment 70, posted at 13.05.17 18:29:18 by McLovin Reply

  • April’s tactical kicks put us on more pressure than they worth

  • Comment 71, posted at 13.05.17 18:29:23 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @byron (Comment 68) : The ref is not having a bad game, he is focusing solely on the sharks unfortunately, better captaincy perhaps

  • Comment 72, posted at 13.05.17 18:29:44 by jdolivier Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 70) : He had to notice something eventually

  • Comment 73, posted at 13.05.17 18:30:18 by jdolivier Reply

  • The only thing more clueless than the ref is the Sharks kicking.

  • Comment 74, posted at 13.05.17 18:31:22 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @byron (Comment 68) : now theyre pulling out of the contest

  • Comment 75, posted at 13.05.17 18:31:36 by byron Reply

  • @byron (Comment 75) : and then a fair contest

  • Comment 76, posted at 13.05.17 18:32:46 by byron Reply

  • Try

  • Comment 77, posted at 13.05.17 18:33:06 by byron Reply

  • Much better from the Sharks assisted by scrumming against 7. Mvovo scores

  • Comment 78, posted at 13.05.17 18:33:07 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Beast is finished. He must go to Europe.

  • Comment 79, posted at 13.05.17 18:33:13 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • April with ball in hand is poetry in motion…….

  • Comment 80, posted at 13.05.17 18:33:18 by jdolivier Reply

  • Great conversion from April. 26-25 Sharks lead

  • Comment 81, posted at 13.05.17 18:34:12 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Pass to mvovo was forward we got lucky

  • Comment 82, posted at 13.05.17 18:34:38 by jdolivier Reply

  • Wtf

  • Comment 83, posted at 13.05.17 18:35:31 by byron Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 82) : That damn ref hey? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 84, posted at 13.05.17 18:35:39 by McLovin Reply

  • Surely there was a knock there?

  • Comment 85, posted at 13.05.17 18:35:46 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Foward pass

  • Comment 86, posted at 13.05.17 18:36:01 by byron Reply

  • van der Walt is quality

  • Comment 87, posted at 13.05.17 18:36:19 by RuckingFun Reply

  • Blatant knock on there bloody hell

  • Comment 88, posted at 13.05.17 18:36:47 by RuckingFun Reply

  • 28-26 Kings

  • Comment 89, posted at 13.05.17 18:36:55 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 84) : Shouldn’t you be picking a street fight with a prostitute after your papsak, leave the poor argie ref alone

  • Comment 90, posted at 13.05.17 18:37:29 by jdolivier Reply

  • Fuck ref!!!!

  • Comment 91, posted at 13.05.17 18:37:31 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Professional foul 5m from the try line by the Sharks and no yellow?

  • Comment 92, posted at 13.05.17 18:37:49 by McLovin Reply

  • Reinach is awake tonight – have to give him that

  • Comment 93, posted at 13.05.17 18:38:15 by Bokhoring Reply
  • And what the fuck are the touch judges doing there?

  • Comment 94, posted at 13.05.17 18:38:27 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 92) : The knock on makes it blind justice

  • Comment 95, posted at 13.05.17 18:38:40 by jdolivier Reply

  • Another missed knockon

  • Comment 96, posted at 13.05.17 18:39:32 by byron Reply

  • Best game I have seem from Reinach in ages

  • Comment 97, posted at 13.05.17 18:40:58 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @byron (Comment 96) : And a forward pass on the try line

  • Comment 98, posted at 13.05.17 18:41:14 by jdolivier Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 97) : Agreed

  • Comment 99, posted at 13.05.17 18:41:38 by jdolivier Reply

  • Very entertaining game

  • Comment 100, posted at 13.05.17 18:43:08 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • There’s something wrong with our recruitment.

  • Comment 101, posted at 13.05.17 18:43:19 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 101) : its called a budget

  • Comment 102, posted at 13.05.17 18:45:08 by byron Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 101) : Nope – it is our specialist coaching

  • Comment 103, posted at 13.05.17 18:46:07 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 100) : That it is unfortunately the kings are the more entertaining side tonight

  • Comment 104, posted at 13.05.17 18:46:37 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 56) : Wow! Your arrogance is astounding! The Rebels held you to a draw, the same team the mediocre Kings smashed by 41 points. A team you were lucky to beat in the first encounter at home?

  • Comment 105, posted at 13.05.17 18:47:04 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 105) : And your ignorance is astounding, rather go find friends on a cheetahs group if they have one

  • Comment 106, posted at 13.05.17 18:48:37 by jdolivier Reply

  • Blitz Boks 17-0 up against Canada.

  • Comment 107, posted at 13.05.17 18:48:39 by McLovin Reply

  • Am has had a good game

  • Comment 108, posted at 13.05.17 18:48:57 by RuckingFun Reply

  • Ref doing his best to keep Sharks in front. He must have money on the game.

  • Comment 109, posted at 13.05.17 18:51:04 by McLovin Reply

  • Kings game losing a lot when Schreuder went off

  • Comment 110, posted at 13.05.17 18:51:25 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 109) : ????

  • Comment 111, posted at 13.05.17 18:52:18 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 109) : Maybe he rates a farm in kzn higher than one in the eastern cape

  • Comment 112, posted at 13.05.17 18:52:59 by jdolivier Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 111) : How do you do a smiley on the mobile app

  • Comment 113, posted at 13.05.17 18:53:13 by Bokhoring Reply
  • 7’s Boks 22-0 up now.

  • Comment 114, posted at 13.05.17 18:53:43 by McLovin Reply

  • Hope that pass doesn’t cost us the game

  • Comment 115, posted at 13.05.17 18:54:07 by jdolivier Reply

  • Mr dependable had a bit of a brain fart there

  • Comment 116, posted at 13.05.17 18:54:53 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Kings look like they’ve run out of gas. Plus the ref. πŸ™„

  • Comment 117, posted at 13.05.17 18:54:54 by McLovin Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 105) : to be fair to JD the kings have only won 2 matches this season to the sharks 7 wins. One good win doesnt make u a super team especially against the rebels

  • Comment 118, posted at 13.05.17 18:54:57 by byron Reply

  • 31-0 now to the 7’s boys.

  • Comment 119, posted at 13.05.17 18:55:37 by McLovin Reply

  • I think the King’s have this one

  • Comment 120, posted at 13.05.17 18:56:43 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 116) : And we lost it

  • Comment 121, posted at 13.05.17 18:56:55 by jdolivier Reply

  • Now that’s a team that plays for their home fans. Which I supported a team like that. Robert du Perez and his coaching team are useless.

  • Comment 122, posted at 13.05.17 18:57:37 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Come on cronje is running out the clock on purpose bring in the top

  • Comment 123, posted at 13.05.17 18:58:11 by jdolivier Reply

  • Well deserved Kings!!!

  • Comment 124, posted at 13.05.17 18:59:18 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Maybe the Sharks should rather be dropped next year. This Kings team is doing a lot with a bunch of no name players and no name coaching staff

  • Comment 125, posted at 13.05.17 18:59:30 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 124) : Yet again we flame out against a weaker side and yet again our captaincy costs us heavily.

  • Comment 126, posted at 13.05.17 19:00:16 by jdolivier Reply

  • Well done Kings. Well played

  • Comment 127, posted at 13.05.17 19:01:32 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Definitely didn’t see this coming. 😯

  • Comment 128, posted at 13.05.17 19:01:35 by McLovin Reply

  • We are not a SR quality team,

  • Comment 129, posted at 13.05.17 19:02:13 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Well done kings, painful loss for the sharks

  • Comment 130, posted at 13.05.17 19:02:31 by RuckingFun Reply

  • The difference between the teams is pride in the jersey.

  • Comment 131, posted at 13.05.17 19:03:12 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Well done to the Kings. Gave it a crack it pulled it off. 😎

  • Comment 132, posted at 13.05.17 19:03:18 by McLovin Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 125) : Imagine what this Kings coaching team can do with a couple of the big name Sharks players

  • Comment 133, posted at 13.05.17 19:03:27 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Anselmi has been kind of kak. Every 50/50 call and then some for the kings. Weak referee

  • Comment 134, posted at 13.05.17 19:04:07 by SeanJeff Reply
  • Kings had balls to go for the try, well done Kings. Lots of courage shown

  • Comment 135, posted at 13.05.17 19:04:51 by RuckingFun Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 127) : Fuck diplomacy dude kings were good we were unable to adapt in a game because we have no leadership to calmly ask the ref to notice infringing. Ref was fair, they just got him to notice our flaws, we couldn’t. And stupid errors and stupid errors and stupid fucking errors, we lost this more than they won it

  • Comment 136, posted at 13.05.17 19:05:06 by jdolivier Reply

  • First Kings win against SA oppo?

  • Comment 137, posted at 13.05.17 19:05:06 by McLovin Reply

  • Next week the fast running Wolves waiting for us. I see another banana skin in the way

  • Comment 138, posted at 13.05.17 19:05:40 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @RuckingFun (Comment 130) : First ever SA team to lose against the kings. Well done rob and Gary well done

  • Comment 139, posted at 13.05.17 19:05:52 by jdolivier Reply

  • Kings should stay in SR and Sharks kicked they want it more , play for each other and have heart well done to them

  • Comment 140, posted at 13.05.17 19:05:56 by John Reply

  • To think the Kings did it despite the ref. Where did they find this guy? πŸ™„

  • Comment 141, posted at 13.05.17 19:05:59 by McLovin Reply

  • AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArgh,what a let down, but no excuses, brilliant ref best we have all year.
    Super worried about Patrick he did not look good when he left.
    Pray for him guys.

  • Comment 142, posted at 13.05.17 19:06:10 by The hound Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 137) : Apparently, but I don’t give a flying fart in space

  • Comment 143, posted at 13.05.17 19:06:22 by SeanJeff Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 133) : Big name Sharks is useless , too much egos

  • Comment 144, posted at 13.05.17 19:07:21 by John Reply

  • @John (Comment 140) : 3rd win this season against a very inconsistent sharks teams with very questionable decision making, hold on to that thought after they win a few more.

  • Comment 145, posted at 13.05.17 19:07:32 by jdolivier Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 142) : Brilliant ref? I thought his performance was kind of shit

  • Comment 146, posted at 13.05.17 19:07:36 by SeanJeff Reply
  • @The hound (Comment 142) : If he had been on the entire game we would have lost by a bigger margin hound, he is not ready yet and currently brings zero to the backline attack

  • Comment 147, posted at 13.05.17 19:08:48 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 147) : What backline attack. 0 + 0 still equals 0

  • Comment 148, posted at 13.05.17 19:09:34 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Yup as Philip said, congratulations to them, they beat us we didn’t beat ourselves.

  • Comment 149, posted at 13.05.17 19:09:42 by The hound Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 148) : With April we had 2 backline moves work that’s 2 more than the entire season

  • Comment 150, posted at 13.05.17 19:10:47 by jdolivier Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 149) : These guys are actually pretty well coached. No big names but they figured out rugby is a team game. Team is always more important than individuals

  • Comment 151, posted at 13.05.17 19:11:22 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Haha a little stuff you to the Sharks from cronje

  • Comment 152, posted at 13.05.17 19:11:26 by RuckingFun Reply

  • Never felt so B League in my life as I do now

  • Comment 153, posted at 13.05.17 19:13:01 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @RuckingFun (Comment 152) : Had he been staying in the Sharks setup he would have been as kak as ever

  • Comment 154, posted at 13.05.17 19:13:09 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Fuck you Sharks. And a big fuck you to Robert du Preez…..

  • Comment 155, posted at 13.05.17 19:13:40 by SharksRTB Reply

  • Sharks backline has been poorly coached for a few years now, when was the last good set piece try scored by the backs? It hardly ever happens, our backline coach is rubbish

  • Comment 156, posted at 13.05.17 19:13:54 by RuckingFun Reply

  • @SharksRTB (Comment 153) : The 9 all against the reds was well worse, in this game their were moments where it looked like they could pull it off

  • Comment 157, posted at 13.05.17 19:14:44 by jdolivier Reply

  • @RuckingFun (Comment 156) : In the 2 warm up games they looked slick as shit

  • Comment 158, posted at 13.05.17 19:15:18 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 147) : Shit you are harsh ,the guy had hardly had game in18 months, as he gets going he gets taken out.
    I am a huge Lambie man, but I think he needs to quit,I had cold shivers when I saw him take one more to the head.
    He has given so much to this team, doesn’t need to give more because the vultures are waiting to pick his bones,

  • Comment 159, posted at 13.05.17 19:15:19 by The hound Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 106) : Ha ha, it’s fine! I really don’t need groupies to boost my ego! Seems like you are just a sore loser!

  • Comment 160, posted at 13.05.17 19:15:43 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 159) : Also a massive Lambie fan, he isn’t ready plain and simple give him 2 full games with the xv to get back up too speed

  • Comment 161, posted at 13.05.17 19:16:22 by jdolivier Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 160) : Stating that your team is underperforming is not a sore loser, however hanging around people who you actively want to get a rise out of screams of depression and loneliness.

  • Comment 162, posted at 13.05.17 19:18:16 by jdolivier Reply

  • Kings deserve to win. we were poor and losing lambie disrupted us. poor ryno smith had a tough first half, cost us a fair few points.

    its going to be tough to make the quarters now, we still gotta play the streamers, lions and bulls :/

  • Comment 163, posted at 13.05.17 19:18:35 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @byron (Comment 118) : Agree, but regardless. A team should be judged on their performance, and despite losing, the Kings have played great rugby. A bit of respect wouldn’t be out of place. It was plain arrogance to assume that they should simply be a
    Blown away!

  • Comment 164, posted at 13.05.17 19:19:22 by KingCheetah Reply

  • Deon Davids and entire Kings coaching stuff to take over at the Sharks. We don’t have an attack gameplan. Fuck Sean Everitt. No bonus point obtained in 11 games.

  • Comment 165, posted at 13.05.17 19:19:43 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 163) : Might be a blessing in disguise if we fall out early, longer pre season to figure out what the sharks brand has to become next year, this isn’t it

  • Comment 166, posted at 13.05.17 19:20:06 by jdolivier Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 164) : Point out one instance of disrespect, do you support the cheetahs and hope they struggle every game. No you urge them to win. If you don’t like a statement anyone makes, you may disagree, you started slinging insults

  • Comment 167, posted at 13.05.17 19:22:27 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 162) : That I don’t have an issue with. We all expect and want our teams to perform. My issue was that you unfairly judged the Kings as a team the Sharks should easily put to the sword, when recent results clearly showed the opposite.

  • Comment 168, posted at 13.05.17 19:23:16 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 164) : At least our team gives a 80 min performance, although it is 80 minutes of shit it is still for the whole game and not just, either the 1st half or part of the 2nd half, and then have a captain that says hey we almost pulled of an upset, and that against a blues team that is more cold than anything else

  • Comment 169, posted at 13.05.17 19:25:12 by HB Reply
  • @SharksRTB (Comment 155) : and to you. He can coach he can’t make them play you uneducated mullet…..

  • Comment 170, posted at 13.05.17 19:25:35 by Lieplapper Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 168) : Beating the jags at home should also point to a team that have the capabilities to put a team playing on passion out to pasture. The kings are playing the type of rugby the sharks played in the late 2000’s and it is a pleasure to watch. I do respect them for that. Just a heavily frustrated supporter of a team capable of more

  • Comment 171, posted at 13.05.17 19:26:00 by jdolivier Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 168) : To which you should also be able to relate recently

  • Comment 172, posted at 13.05.17 19:26:48 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 166) : Mate, I just want these guys to just loose each and every game going forward. The wheels must come off so that drastic changes can be made from the top to the bottom. Ricardo Loubscher is a former Bok assistant coach but the white guy Mr Sean Everit gets the gig. If Robert is going to be bringing his buddies to the coaching team then he must taks full accountability.

  • Comment 173, posted at 13.05.17 19:26:51 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 167) : Just ignore him, I’ve been on this site since the beginning and this dude only pops up to stick the knife in when the sharks lose.

  • Comment 174, posted at 13.05.17 19:27:14 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 173) : Everitt

  • Comment 175, posted at 13.05.17 19:27:49 by jdolivier Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 173) : Everitt is not working out, find someone who can. Big fan of using local, but we need a NZ or French backline coach, and we need it yesterday

  • Comment 176, posted at 13.05.17 19:29:16 by jdolivier Reply

  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 174) : Thumbs up

  • Comment 177, posted at 13.05.17 19:29:47 by jdolivier Reply

  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 174) : Thats why i say, we know our team performed kak for the whole game, they were out played and could not get back into it, and at least our captain doesn’t think that the team is as shit as the Venter thinks of his own cheeters

  • Comment 178, posted at 13.05.17 19:30:02 by HB Reply
  • @KingCheetah (Comment 168) : You are so right,look we never took a 50 point hiding we lost by a mistake or two.
    But the arrogance on here is nauseating,
    We also need to look at what could have been, our team is hugely light in the reserves,some of our back line players defense is cringe worthy.
    Lionel Cronje should have been in a Sharks jersey today, whoever let him go is responsible for our defeat, same with Anabolic Cloete,he was with us too

  • Comment 179, posted at 13.05.17 19:32:38 by The hound Reply
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  • I’m out of here, guys. This is simply not worth the effort any more. No joy in it for me.

  • Comment 180, posted at 13.05.17 19:40:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 180) : Out for today only ne!

  • Comment 181, posted at 13.05.17 19:43:36 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

  • Being a modern era sharks supporter is like being in an abusive relationship, for some reason we seem to come back every weekend and expect things have changed

  • Comment 182, posted at 13.05.17 19:45:49 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 171) : @jdolivier (Comment 171) : No problem. I do understand your frustration. I too was harsh on the Kings before, but I have to respect their guts and passion of late. Hard luck on the loss bud.

  • Comment 183, posted at 13.05.17 19:47:04 by KingCheetah Reply

  • Sarries about to take the Euro Champs cup. Again.

  • Comment 184, posted at 13.05.17 19:49:43 by McLovin Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 179) : It’s hard to swallow bud, but it’s not easy to rebuild. And it’s not going to happen in a single season. The Sharks haven’t been playing to their traditional strength. I miss the Sharks of the Plum era!

  • Comment 185, posted at 13.05.17 19:50:28 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 180) : All’s not lost. It will get better. Days like these make the wins taste so much sweeter. Hang in there old boy. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 186, posted at 13.05.17 19:51:16 by McLovin Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 183) : There is always the next game………

  • Comment 187, posted at 13.05.17 19:53:54 by jdolivier Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 180) : Rob don’t take it personally, its only a game of rugby
    .Anyone who was at the 2007 Final will never ever be disappointed by a rugby game again,

  • Comment 188, posted at 13.05.17 19:54:01 by The hound Reply
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  • Thank our lucky stars we don’t get to play a Kiwi team this year. The Stormpies moered these okes in PE and looked what happened to them

  • Comment 189, posted at 13.05.17 19:54:22 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 174) : I have been on here a long time too. If that makes you feel better, then great. I think guys like pastor and JD might differ from your opinion. But to each his own.

  • Comment 190, posted at 13.05.17 19:55:05 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 187) : Jip, and like me you will back your team regardless of the loss! That is why my superbru is such a disaster 😳
    I keep backing the Cheetahs to close the game out, and they keep disappointing me lol.

  • Comment 191, posted at 13.05.17 19:57:06 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 189) : You might be playing the kiwis in the play-offs. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 192, posted at 13.05.17 20:01:54 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 192) : Won’t make the playoffs. Jags have a much easier run from here.

  • Comment 193, posted at 13.05.17 20:06:43 by Bokhoring Reply
  • I think we expecting to much of this team, sure wr have all the names that is important, sure we have an okay coach that said he will change the way we play, but yet wr playing even more shit than inder GG, we have one major issue in this team, and one that no name can fix, that is self belief and love for each other, and commitment towards the team and team mates, only when you bring all the names and surnames together in cohesion will this team turn it around, but im sorry to say that Rob du Preez and Sean evverit does not have the cahunas to achieve this, we keep on bashing the bulls about their vodacom cup coach, but what more do we have? RdP have not won anything except the 1st division, and that it self is not a lot, i feel that no matter how angry or how much i support this team, until we can get them to play for the Sharks, and the jersey they will just stay mediocre, think im out of here, as im just getting my self worked up, and casuing myself undesired hart problems

  • Comment 194, posted at 13.05.17 20:09:25 by HB Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 193) : I see. Going to be close either way.

  • Comment 195, posted at 13.05.17 20:10:57 by McLovin Reply

  • I’m really trying hard to find some excuses….this one is a difficult pill to swallow.

    The silver lining: at least this didn’t happen in front of the die hard Kings Park supporters.

    Let’s face it, the Sharks still have a long way to go before they’re able to be a challenger in SR again…..for now, I’ll try to celebrate the good things, and shrug off the multitude of rubbish moments.

    (Please can we get a real backline/attack coach – one with some pedigree)

  • Comment 196, posted at 13.05.17 21:10:14 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 196) : ….I really wouldn’t mind James Small, not sure why RdP hasn’t requested him yet – they were quite the coaching combo at Pukke.

  • Comment 197, posted at 13.05.17 21:12:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • lots to dissect but the key issue is this

    we came up against a team with a quality fh and sh combo that was in red hot form

    we have quality fh’s but ones away with the national team bosch. lambie looked off the pace but he got injured, brought back too soon. april looked good back also coming back from injury, ben10 too soon and too green. inny very young still and injured.

    SH: classens was off the pace today and cr played ok

    kings on the other hand have a revitalised cronje who not only did we let him go, but so did wp, bulls, lions and brumbies, so you cant blame us

    and louis shroeder who has put him self on the map with his loan spell, wp will probibly as devald devenage to leave so louie can come back.

    oh how I hope wp stick with jano, dewald and goodwel so that we can get lious.

    I wonder how this will affect the kings in the currie cup, will they kick on ? depends on which players they keep I guess

  • Comment 198, posted at 13.05.17 22:29:10 by revolverocelot Reply

  • With the rugby as it is and Rob quitting, is it safe to talk a little politics?

    I have a few Donald Trump and walking on water jokes, I think the Hound would love.

  • Comment 199, posted at 14.05.17 00:49:20 by fyndraai Reply
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  • Talk about quitting, it is something that Pat Lambie should seriously consider……..while he still has a brain……….if he still has a brain.

    I say it as a fan who loves to watch him play.
    Please stop.

  • Comment 200, posted at 14.05.17 00:51:59 by fyndraai Reply
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  • gentleman our team has a long way to go, and we did just lose to a team with a lot of gees

    But the western force just threw us a live line by beating the jaguares and denying them a losing bonus point.

    now we gotta beat the sunwolves in Singapore with and the stormers after that in durb

    doable but april has to start, ben on the bench. inny when fit needs to play himself back into fitness with the sharks src team

    lambie, oh lambie need to be accessed, and if he needs next week off fine, maybe his back for the stormers game (on the bench!!)

    the only fit and inform fh we have is off to a junior wc, why couldnt they let us keep him, they let the canes keep jordie barrett !!!

  • Comment 201, posted at 14.05.17 01:47:32 by revolverocelot Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 201) : I think everyone under estimates the team culture and skill of the Vuyo Z as backline coach at the Kings. I had the fortunte to meet the Kings team over supper last night (in my full Sharks gear) and the spirit in that side is immense. They are really playing as a full team and egos are not tolerated.

    I also attended a few practice sessions in the last week and the skills coaching is immense. Do not underestimate how much effort is going into their running lines, linking play and offload drills. Also, the forwards are being taught how to evaluate space.

    What was noticeable as a major difference between the two sides were how Schreuder marshalls his runners and pods on attack and defence at pace. The two Sharks scrummies are pedestrian compared to him. The Kings also always had a mobile forward running off 10 and 12 looking for offload or ready to cleanout to allow quick ball. Furthermore the Kings were lightyears more dynamic on defence, especially when recovering or lapping around.

    Coaching and team unity stood out as differentiators. The twins seems to have lost a bit of their telapathy and our trio did not work as a unit but will get this back.

    The Sharks never looked like they had any fun… maybe a case of fear of failure running too high?

    This Kings side could be really competitive even against kiwi sides if allowed to play another season together. The vibe in the team feels very much like Lions of two / three years ago, and as it would be this is driven by team culture and coaches just working hard to make their players fitter and more skilled. A perfect example is Bock who turns 35 but made Mvovo look like a pensioner all day.

    I know the Kings staff has set physical standards and skills kpis for each position and make sure that each player is always improving. What has been clear this season is that the Kings finish very strong whilst the Sharks not as much.

    Give credit where it is due, the Kings outscored the Sharks 4 tries to 2 and ran us of our feet at times. A fit, skillful and well drilled side beat the Sharks despite having significantly less individual ability. If the Sharks players were on the same fitness, skill and team vibe levels they would have thumped the Kings.

    Get Schreuder to DBN ASAP

  • Comment 202, posted at 14.05.17 05:09:44 by Kabouter Reply

  • @revolverocelot (Comment 198) : As far as I know Schreuder is no longer on WP books but will check with Kings mgmt.

    The issue for Kings are two fold:
    A) Saru owns the Kings franchise and no clear indications how this will be handed to new EP Rugby mgmt.
    B) 2018 participation uncertainty

    Answers to the above will indicate how they will kick on if at all.

    Mapimpi and Cronje already off after SR but I know both want to stay if 2018 SR participation occurs.

    Despite all the good things the Kings did, Sharks should have won and only Ginger Ninja’s brain fart with last kickoff receive gave Kings the opportunity to win.

  • Comment 203, posted at 14.05.17 05:16:34 by Kabouter Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 189) : The first few games the Kings were still figuring out their side and working on their skills. They did not have a decent preseason compared to other sides and always planned to progress as season went on.

    It was during this time when combos were formed and since then it has all been upwards.

    Even in games vs Jags and Stormers Kings were in it and a soft few minutes cost them big points. Kings also corrected their initial defensive structure problems since then. They are a well drilled side and only Lions look like a better coached side

  • Comment 204, posted at 14.05.17 05:31:51 by Kabouter Reply

  • It seems neither the Sharks nor the Jags want the quarter final position. Probably not keen to play the Saders in NZ

  • Comment 205, posted at 14.05.17 08:26:16 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @RuckingFun (Comment 156) : I have now calmed down and can talk about this rationally. We have a leadership problem at the Sharks. We decide on a style of play we want, however, we don’t recruit the players that can implement that game plan and don’t ask ourselves if do we have the right coaches to implement that game plan. Just read that Crusaders have two backline coaches. One coaches the scrumhalf, flyhalf and inside centre. The other coaches the outside centre, wings, fullback and also the inside centre (clear focus on the role of a 12 in the functioning of the backline). The 2 backline coaches are former successful Crusaders, former successful All Backs and have actually won competitions as coaches before. Compare their CV’s to that of Everitt’s, compare their experiences to that of Everitt, how do we thenexpect to compete? How do we expect Everitt, as one average coach to be able to coach the backline to be able to unlock defenses and create the cohesion NZ backlines create. I like what the Crusaders have done cause they understand that your scrumhalf, flyhalf and inside centre are responsible for creating opportunities and that your outside backs are responsible for finishing, these two therefore require specific focus. They also have two defense coaches. The other burning issue is our talent scouting and recruitment. The Cheetahs for example in the last 3 years recruited 3 out of the 4 best available centers, Smal Smit, Nico Lee, Van der Spey (spelling)… yet we have a huge centre problem in the sense that we have no depth…Cheetahs have recruited Mampimpi yet we only have one quality 14 as Odwa is now on pension. We say we want to play a dynamic ball in hand game yet the players we recruit are not dynamic. We wanted a fullback that would assist Bosch but instead of recruiting the dynamic Kings fullback we recruited a retired French international that is probably slower than Ginger. So what we say and do are not in cohesion. The other burning issue is our unwavering commitment to certain players…when there are players in the squad that have much more to offer. Why for example have we not given more opportunities to Sbu Nkosi when it is clear that he brings a lot to the party and makes our boring one dimensional attack actually seem 15% dangerous? We need at least 3 Sbu Nkosi, Mampipi type players in that backline to enable to be seen as a team that is a threat on attack. Some big decisions need to be made by Gary. Let me close off with some good news… We have signed Scheduer, not sure whether he’ll join us for the CC or SR next year.

  • Comment 206, posted at 14.05.17 08:44:27 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 207) : Then there’s also the Beast issue. Beast should not start ahead of Thomas du Toit. Jeremy Ward is not the answer to our 12 depth. Serious questions need to be asked. We can’t rely on just our power game from the forwards cause once we are matched there we are history. We need competent backline coaches and dangerous backs. Let us determine how we want to play and implement the necessary strategies no matter how difficult. We can’t bring guys that are good and hand them over to Everitt case in point SP Maruis, Cronje… went to other unions and become starts. This phenomenon only happens with backline players….who is the common denominator?

  • Comment 207, posted at 14.05.17 08:54:24 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Really don’t get why people are so angry, it was a good game and an entertaining game. We lost but what do you expect with our coaching staff, we need a coach with proven skill and I will say again that sharks must break bank with coach not with players. I seriously doubt we don’t have good players, look how well sbu did under a jake white and look at him now!

    Am is a winger, nkosi and sbu need to play 12&13. Mvovo needs to go to sharks xv.
    Lambie needs to think about his health and retire from rugby and play cricket. Rdp must coach sharks xv and we bring in proper coach otherwise let’s take a break from super rugby.

    All the s.a teams are kaka and the boks are gonna be kaka. Someone at the sharks needs to make p.divvy director of rugby and people need to start losing they jobs for not performing

  • Comment 208, posted at 14.05.17 10:04:00 by Poisy Reply
  • The boys seriously lacked urgency, the type of urgency that had us score a try in the first few minutes against the Jags.

    They seemed to, at times, be going through the motions….

  • Comment 209, posted at 14.05.17 10:16:15 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Poisy (Comment 208) : Pdivvy has been an average dor at UWC, not sure that qualifies him for the job at the Sharks – Kings coach would do better than him.

    RdP’s first year as head coach of SR, it took Ackerman a fair few years to get where he is.

    One guy that has a proven track record of failure is Everitt, how exactly is he deemed qualified to be the backline coach. He is proof that a top level coach requires playing experience – he has book knowledge, but zero practical playing experience….he needs to go, asap.

    Our defense is also in dire need of fixing, it’s been broken ever since that MMA fella left – we need a dedicated defense coach….I think the forwards coach is currently running defense – fail.

    And finally, our boys lack fire….maybe they gave up on the cup when they lost to the Lions, knowing that they either top the conference log, or have a best case scenario of finishing 6th on the combined log.

    Either way, this year is another fail for the Sharks – we might as well throw our full support behind the Lions as SA’s only real hope of making our rugby proud.

  • Comment 210, posted at 14.05.17 11:03:57 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 210) : I disagree, p.divvy has accomplished way more than any of our current super rugby coaches he just needs an opportunity at super rugby. People just don’t like him but when you see his list of accomplishments at Junior and senior level he would make an excellent D. O. R

    On Everett I agree but his not the only one, what is lobsher? Doing. What is fynn doing? The sharks academy use to churn out such brilliant players why are we failing there now? Or maybe we still do and it’s the coaches that are handicapping us.

    The whole Union needs to change they need to start working with all parties, the fiasco of last year varsity shield is still fresh in my mind, why didn’t the union go all out against the people in charge and hire the best lawyers, we got nkosi from that year and look how promising he is, how many more could we have got if we fought and strengthen the varsity this year?

    I don’t know any of the top players personally it would be interesting to see what they have to say about the union as a whole.

  • Comment 211, posted at 14.05.17 11:16:59 by Poisy Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 211) : I don’t watch varsity rugby anymore because of that debacle….won’t waste my time on a rigged competition.

    I guess we need to give Teichman some time to do his thing, he’s probably not willing to buy coaches out of their contracts – so he might just opt not to renew any of those from the Smit era.

    The silver lining of all of this: we’re not bulls supporters….. now there’s a never ending pit of misery.

  • Comment 212, posted at 14.05.17 11:32:18 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Kabouter (Comment 202) : There was an analysis on all out rugby on the King’s Rebel game. Some of the formations the King’s were running come straight out of Izak van Heerden’s coaching manual. Clearly all their coaches know what they are doing and importantly the players are buying in as well.

  • Comment 213, posted at 14.05.17 11:36:30 by Bokhoring Reply
  • I know a lot of supporters will say this is a very bad result for us but we can’t take anything away from the Kings. They decided they needed a win against an SA team and they realized their plan. Unfortunately it was us they chose to do it against. The result won’t change by complaining, it was a good game overall and the better team won on the day. Let’s not forget that we have a whole lot of youngster coming through who has a lot of potential. Bad result for us, yes it is, but it’s not the end of our season. So far I have seen us play much better than with GG at the helm and that in itself is a step in the right direction.

    I don’t think the comments regarding our coach is justified. He’s done whole lot better than what was expected and it’s his 1st season in charge. The negativity will always be there but we need to have patience and the Lions are a great example of that.

  • Comment 214, posted at 14.05.17 11:41:38 by Quintin Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 210) : Our two world cup winning coaches never played rugby at top level. Graeme Henry never represented the All Blacks

  • Comment 215, posted at 14.05.17 11:43:39 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 211) : Your analysis on Pdiv is not accurate at all IMO. He inherited a world cup winning team and at the time he was at the juniors our players weren’t leaking to Europe and Japan as much as they do now. He had it a lot easier than most would like to admit and the fact that he’s currently without a solid job is testament to that.

  • Comment 216, posted at 14.05.17 11:45:37 by Quintin Reply

  • Got my CV ready! How do I apply for the Sharks Coaching position? I can’t do any worse lol.

  • Comment 217, posted at 14.05.17 12:09:29 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 215) : “Sharks loose to Kings”….. never ever was that even supposed to be a headline anywhere!!! Regardless if the Kings play well or not, the Sharks should always put them away.

  • Comment 218, posted at 14.05.17 12:14:55 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @Quintin (Comment 216) : he does not have a solid job because nobody wants to give him a chance. Don’t make excuses for why he did well that’s just insane, whatever you may believe the results speak for themselves and it’s time people looked at that rather than who it is. What has rdp done exactly?

  • Comment 219, posted at 14.05.17 12:39:44 by Poisy Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 212) : the bulls team is even more concerning, they have so many juniors so why are they not stepping up? South African rugby is in serious trouble and the powers that be are letting it burn to the ground, how on earth did sa rugby let ackerman and his coaching team go? He should be getting a fat pay cheque to get all the unions playing the same way and being conditioned the same with the view to have him take over the bok job when a.c leaves.

    Why are we not sending our coaches on coaching courses overseas some to new Zealand some to Europe let them learn different things and bring them home and tie them to long term contracts. We can’t stop players leaving but if we treat the coaches we have with respect and develop them we have a good chance of keeping them. Those that don’t perform can get demoted to coaching teams like the pumas and giving other people a shot, likewise if people perform they get to coach in super rugby even if it’s as assistant coaches.

    Implement rest periods for the boys when local teams verse each other in super rugby 2 players in each team and so on.
    Implement cash bonuses for teams that can have 75% win ratio away from home.
    Just some ideas but they need to do something because right now it does not seem like anyone cares at all

  • Comment 220, posted at 14.05.17 12:53:27 by Poisy Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 208) : I actually came to a similar conclusion when I woke up this morning. We can’t blame the players, they gave it their all. They wanted to win that game just as much as we did if not more. The passion and guts were there to implement the plan. The plan however has flaws and limitations. We lost to a better coached team with a better strategy and the players to implement it to the T. We can’t continue to select and keep coaches and players that are limited in their strategy planning and implementation.

  • Comment 221, posted at 14.05.17 13:08:28 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 215) : Eina.

    I’ll rephrase, coaches with top-flight playing experience is advantageous.

  • Comment 222, posted at 14.05.17 13:09:46 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @Poisy (Comment 220) : When everyday folks can come up with solutions like yours, you have to wonder what the top brass are being paid for, when they’re watching our rugby burn.

    “….we don’t need no water, let the mothe#Β£&Β£#-&[email protected] burn….”

  • Comment 223, posted at 14.05.17 13:13:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 212) : How is the Varsity Cup rigged? Because a Kwazulu team can’t manage to qualify?
    Apart from the Super Rugby team, the Sharks fail to impress in any other competition (and sometimes fail even there)!!
    Sharks suck at all levels below Super Rugby of late. Maybe that is the root of the problem, zero junior structure, and zero development. But, buy, buy!

  • Comment 224, posted at 14.05.17 15:55:04 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 224) : You wouldn’t have cared to follow why Impi was disqualified from playing promo/rel vs UCT last year, but I followed it closely enough to realise that everything possible was done to ensure UCT stays in the Cup comp.

    Secondly, Varsity cup success translates to Varsity cup success…..has zero impact on SR ( streamers, bulls, tsietas all evidence of that).

    Honestly, only lions have something to crow about these days, and as with all professional franchises, they too buy players.

  • Comment 225, posted at 14.05.17 16:21:36 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • As one of the few Sharks supporters left I guess i should share this info, :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    Jokes aside i asked Rob about this player a couple of days ago, and today there is an article re that player.

    The Sharks
    4 hrs Β·
    As those of you who follow our page and local rugby will know, we’ve had a certain player in our sights for at least 2 years.

    As an Under 16 in 2015, he was 2.01m tall and 115kg, the same height as Victor Matfield in his prime and at least 5kgs heavier.

    The Sharks are proud to announce the signing of much-sought after Durban Lock, JJ van der Mescht, from Glenwood High, as part of our drive to develop the Next Generation of Sharks and keep local talent in the province.

  • Comment 226, posted at 14.05.17 16:26:39 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 226) : Wonder what the kid’s stats are now?

    I also see the Sharks XV won, seems they’re at least making headway.

  • Comment 227, posted at 14.05.17 16:52:31 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 227) : Probably still the same, not sure if he will get taller? weight maybe a tad heavier.

    Sitting back this morning I know many will not agree with me but if we all sit back and take a deep breath and look back at the past 3 years at the Sharks what the troubles have been and how it has disrupted the union one has to be a bit more understanding to the situation, take the Bulls for example then it is their supporters that should be angry, or Cheetahs, we still in there at a chance where those 2 unions are dead and berried, Kinds to a lesser degree but they still only have 19 points, We have a very young team and I have no doubt we need to stick with the majority of that base.

    There are for me a few positions where we need more quality depth, and somehow we need to get better at seeking talent, we might say our small player are good but 90% of the time it is the good bigger players that succeed.

    We need …….
    1) Top Scrummy
    2) With Lambie and Bosche we need another top 10
    3) a Top Hooker
    4) A genuine 6 Fetcher
    5) Faster Wings
    6) A top FB
    7) A top Tight Head
    8) A decent KOP Doktor, one we have not good enough.
    9) If the Kings do lose out on staying in SR get their head coach and attack coach into our coaching group.
    10) Lastly we need Teichmann to reinstall the family values of the union and bring back the love for the jersey.

  • Comment 228, posted at 14.05.17 17:25:23 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • One thing I have no doubt in is that R Dup needs to show more faith in the likes of Thomas and other youngsters, but we also need to then support them when they still show lack of experience in games,

    An example i have is like yesterday when Nkosi came on, yes he is probably faster than Mvovo but he lacked in certain areas and when we kicked the up and unders he did not go for the ball, he seemed to hang back and be a tad scared. does not mean we should not play him but he needs to be taught the mistakes are there and what to do to fix it, skills are there.

  • Comment 229, posted at 14.05.17 17:33:17 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • On another note Rob take care brother I know how ur feeling but keep the faith as hard a pill as it is to swallow, to prove how crazy this game is look at the Jags last night?? they lost to the Force at home, a team we thumped.

  • Comment 230, posted at 14.05.17 17:35:14 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Hi all. So I can report that for work reasons I watched no rugby this weekend. The Sharks result was obviously disappointing. In our own pool we are still in the same position in relation to the Jaguars as I hoped we would be…but on the overall log (in relation to the Highlanders) we’ve basically confirmed that IF we make the knock-outs we’ll play against the Crusaders. Well, let’s see where we go from here…

  • Comment 231, posted at 14.05.17 18:21:10 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 230) : Thanks. I appreciate that.

  • Comment 232, posted at 14.05.17 19:03:16 by robdylan Reply
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