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Super Rugby 2018: Sharks v Bulls


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 14 Apr 2018 at 16:00

It’s derby time in Durban.

Kick-off at Kings Park is at 17h15 SA time.

Sharks: 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha (captain), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Juan Schoeman. Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Tyler Paul, 20 Daniel du Preez, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Kobus van Wyk.

Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Johnny Kotze, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Divan Rossouw, 10 Handrรฉ Pollard, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Pierre Schoeman. Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Jason Jenkins, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Andre Warner, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Duncan Matthews.


183 Comments

  • Will we see the same running rugby we have seen the boys play over the last two weeks? That is the crucial aspect. Hope we don’t revert back to labored style we saw before we went on tour.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.04.18 16:03:40 by Dustin Emslie Reply
     
  • Also, having Dan back from the bench is a massive boost. Bring him on to run right over those Bulls in the last half hour.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.04.18 16:06:30 by Dustin Emslie Reply
     
  • Beast is out. Schoeman starts. Majola to bench

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.04.18 16:53:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Oh FFS. What’s happened now to him?

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.04.18 16:56:07 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • @Dustin Emslie (Comment 1) : Unfortunately, that’s what has happened historically. We can’t seem to maintain the kind of intensity and focus against local teams, especially after coming back from NZ.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.04.18 16:56:48 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : Bulls scrum very good against the Stormers two weeks ago. Beast is a major loss

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.04.18 16:59:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Dustin Emslie (Comment 4) : dunno

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.04.18 17:09:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • groin injury

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.04.18 17:13:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : eish if only id known, a before the game started, would have changed my bru pick to a bulls win by 3 points, instead of a sharks win. our scrum suffers without beast ๐Ÿ™

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.04.18 17:19:42 by revolverocelot Reply

     
  • The box kick exit is really stupid when you have Bosch and Esterhuyzen

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.04.18 17:20:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 10) : And Screuder being sooooooooo fucking slow. A blind 70 year old would’ve charged that one down

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.04.18 17:21:19 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 10) : And 7-3 to the Bulls. Not a good start by the Sharks

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.04.18 17:24:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 12) : That’s what happens when you fuck up the exit.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.04.18 17:25:36 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Same team that lost to rebels pitched up tonight……

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.04.18 17:25:51 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Favored by a camera angle that try

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.04.18 17:26:16 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • @Mephisto_Shark (Comment 15) : Unfortunately the assistant ref and egon said decision is try. If he said no try it wouldn’t have been given

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.04.18 17:27:34 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Bulls run in a try after a kak Sharks lineout near the Bulls 23

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.04.18 17:27:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Nice obstruction on am there

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.04.18 17:28:01 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • 14-3. All Bulls at the moment

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.04.18 17:28:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 18) : careful, you’ll have some idiot telling you off about ref moaning. Was 100% obstruction and nothing was done, amazing ref this

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.04.18 17:29:33 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Same kind of score as against the Canes before we got back into it.

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.04.18 17:29:34 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Where was our world beating fullback on both those tries

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.04.18 17:30:00 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Is it bad Sharks execution? Or have we no answer to their tactics?

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.04.18 17:31:12 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 23) : They thought they had one the game before kick-off typical sharks mentality, had everyone named the bulls as favourite we would’ve won

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.04.18 17:32:24 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @SeanJeff (Comment 23) : Poor defense and discipline not great either

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.04.18 17:32:26 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Chilli hasn’t landed lineout yet but hey, at least Akker is keeping the sideline warm …..

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.04.18 17:33:07 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Gelant all over Bosch like a bad rash

  • Comment 27, posted at 14.04.18 17:33:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Big Andre not made a single decent tackle yet. Gutless performance by the team thus far

  • Comment 28, posted at 14.04.18 17:33:43 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @jdolivier (Comment 24) : We haven’t lost yet or am I missing something?

  • Comment 29, posted at 14.04.18 17:33:55 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 27) : Bosch is way out of his depth

  • Comment 30, posted at 14.04.18 17:34:12 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 29) : 14 minutes in and we are hanging on by a thread not to get a rebels blow out

  • Comment 31, posted at 14.04.18 17:34:58 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @jdolivier (Comment 31) : Same score at the same time vs Canes. Wouldn’t write us off just yet.

  • Comment 32, posted at 14.04.18 17:36:49 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 32) : Bud, very glad there is a optimist here, unfortunately been supporting these guys so long that it is kind of written in stone that they will screw this up. Very happy to eat humble pie should they pull it together

  • Comment 33, posted at 14.04.18 17:38:19 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • …and you lost go the canes…

  • Comment 34, posted at 14.04.18 17:38:25 by blesbeer Reply

     
  • Hands off blue – then gives them the penalty but he’s lying over our players, too funny this clown

  • Comment 35, posted at 14.04.18 17:39:21 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Hands off blue and then give them the penalty, egon is really not sticking to his guns in this game

  • Comment 36, posted at 14.04.18 17:39:42 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Hands off blue…then penalty blue to the guy who didn’t take his hands off?! Huh?!

  • Comment 37, posted at 14.04.18 17:40:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 36) : Strange call that

  • Comment 38, posted at 14.04.18 17:40:46 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Ref is a clown. Absolutely clueless.

  • Comment 39, posted at 14.04.18 17:40:58 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • @jdolivier (Comment 36) : Haha…that’s what I thought…

  • Comment 40, posted at 14.04.18 17:40:58 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Horrible missed kick by du Preez there!!

  • Comment 41, posted at 14.04.18 17:41:59 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 33) : Snap. Watched my first Natal game at KP in 1972 when I was 6.

  • Comment 42, posted at 14.04.18 17:42:08 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Guys post scores please, not in the mood to ruin another weekend on these choke artists

  • Comment 43, posted at 14.04.18 17:42:13 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 42) : Beat me by 8 years good sir

  • Comment 44, posted at 14.04.18 17:42:48 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • 14 -3 bulls

  • Comment 45, posted at 14.04.18 17:43:56 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 44) : ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 46, posted at 14.04.18 17:44:05 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Shreuder has had 1 game where he was semi decent, back to his slower than a cripple self …..

  • Comment 47, posted at 14.04.18 17:44:08 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • 19-3

  • Comment 48, posted at 14.04.18 17:44:20 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Bulls nailing us at the breakdown. Sometimes not legal but sometimes very.

  • Comment 49, posted at 14.04.18 17:44:31 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • We back in Durban, not like a home game anymore.

  • Comment 50, posted at 14.04.18 17:45:34 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Can’t see us coming back from 21-3

  • Comment 51, posted at 14.04.18 17:45:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • No gusto in this Sharks team.

  • Comment 52, posted at 14.04.18 17:45:47 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Again, bull with elbows on the ground past the ball gets given the steal as if it was all legal ๐Ÿ™„

  • Comment 53, posted at 14.04.18 17:45:48 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Im sorry but this ref is a piece of shite. Bulls constantly not holdiing their own body weight with those turnovers.

  • Comment 54, posted at 14.04.18 17:46:00 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • 21-3

  • Comment 55, posted at 14.04.18 17:46:03 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • even if the ref wasnt poor. we are still looking kak…

  • Comment 56, posted at 14.04.18 17:46:26 by Darius de Lange Reply

     
  • Ouch… come on Sharks, catch a bloody wake up… get back into the game man! !!!

  • Comment 57, posted at 14.04.18 17:46:43 by blesbeer Reply

     
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 51) : Ja, I may have to adapt my expectations a wee bit.

  • Comment 58, posted at 14.04.18 17:46:52 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Gelant is looking very good. Could be the Bok 15 this year

  • Comment 59, posted at 14.04.18 17:47:53 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • We are getting fucked up in every single aspect of this game.

  • Comment 60, posted at 14.04.18 17:49:13 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • My arse is gonna fall off, a call back for foul play just got called in our favor

  • Comment 61, posted at 14.04.18 17:49:47 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Seconds override Jonkers call

  • Comment 62, posted at 14.04.18 17:50:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • ANd shit ref overturns it for his team ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  • Comment 63, posted at 14.04.18 17:50:36 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Fcuk this ref.

  • Comment 64, posted at 14.04.18 17:51:07 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • Egon Seconds! My word…
    And Marius Jonker where are your balls?! You recommend penalty Sharks and then don’t say anything when it is reviewed?! My word…

  • Comment 65, posted at 14.04.18 17:51:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 65) : Ref has the final say unfortunately

  • Comment 66, posted at 14.04.18 17:54:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bulls very committed on defence tonight.

  • Comment 67, posted at 14.04.18 17:56:05 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 67) : We’re not exactly asking any difficult questions

  • Comment 68, posted at 14.04.18 17:57:19 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Andre is having a poor game tonight

  • Comment 69, posted at 14.04.18 17:58:47 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 68) : Everytime a Shark gets the ball three blue jerseys all over him

  • Comment 70, posted at 14.04.18 17:59:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Stupid tackle offloads by every player tonight, there is no flash play here ffs, just grind

  • Comment 71, posted at 14.04.18 18:00:05 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 70) : Because everyone’s just running into the closest defender and THEN trying to offload.

  • Comment 72, posted at 14.04.18 18:00:52 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 69) : And then he scores using immense strength

  • Comment 73, posted at 14.04.18 18:02:17 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 21-8

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 69) : You were saying?? lol Murphie’s law ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 75, posted at 14.04.18 18:02:33 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • 21-10 bulls

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 73) : We needed that badly!

  • Comment 77, posted at 14.04.18 18:03:29 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 72) : Bulls working hard on defence – getting up very quickly. You can see Mitchell’s work ethic

  • Comment 78, posted at 14.04.18 18:03:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Du preez kicking himself out of a book team

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 75) : Hopefully that woke him up ????

  • Comment 80, posted at 14.04.18 18:04:54 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • How many times is the ref gonna say 4 blue before he actually does something

  • Comment 81, posted at 14.04.18 18:05:21 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 79) : Bok

  • Comment 82, posted at 14.04.18 18:05:28 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • I had a feeling bulls would give us a game but without beast this is going to be a uphill battle

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 80) : ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ™„ Hope so.

  • Comment 84, posted at 14.04.18 18:06:26 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • That try was crucial. At least we are still in with a chance.

  • Comment 85, posted at 14.04.18 18:07:18 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • Bulls getting away with murder and when they do get blown up no warnings for continues professional fouls.

  • Comment 86, posted at 14.04.18 18:07:28 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Mephisto_Shark (Comment 81) : Egon not his usual self. Having a shocker. That said if we play Shit , the calls will never be in our favour, the team with momentum does have the easier route to the try line

  • Comment 87, posted at 14.04.18 18:07:56 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • How long us the ref going to taje to realise that illegally slowing down the ball is a professional foul

  • Comment 88, posted at 14.04.18 18:08:42 by byron Reply

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  • My favorite … Both hands wrapped around a player in the air is fair contest?

  • Comment 89, posted at 14.04.18 18:10:23 by byron Reply

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  • Bring Dan du Preez on now.

  • Comment 90, posted at 14.04.18 18:17:17 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • Shocking how our game speeds up and we even score a try when Cam comes one but no coach can see it

  • Comment 91, posted at 14.04.18 18:18:21 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • and then not just not notice it but put back the slow one!

  • Comment 92, posted at 14.04.18 18:19:36 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Eish. If Bosch held onto that ball could have been interesting

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  • inconsistent as anything on the scrums too this ref, I mean …..

  • Comment 94, posted at 14.04.18 18:22:33 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • If that was not the definition of walking around

  • Comment 95, posted at 14.04.18 18:23:09 by byron Reply

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  • Maul defence crumbling now

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  • Dan and Kobus on now

  • Comment 97, posted at 14.04.18 18:25:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bulls forwards fucking up ours properly. 28-10 and Thomas yelloe

  • Comment 98, posted at 14.04.18 18:26:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Lol, making sure of their win this prick now

  • Comment 99, posted at 14.04.18 18:26:35 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • The reffing getting worse

  • Comment 100, posted at 14.04.18 18:27:00 by byron Reply

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  • Who thought Seconds would be a good ref earlier in the week?

  • Comment 101, posted at 14.04.18 18:27:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Very poor play… Sharks must lift it now or Rebels score might be in jeopardy… stupid penalties

  • Comment 102, posted at 14.04.18 18:28:06 by blesbeer Reply

     
  • Ref can go to hell

  • Comment 103, posted at 14.04.18 18:28:29 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • Bhwaaaaaa clumsy ref…

  • Comment 104, posted at 14.04.18 18:29:58 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Someone tell the ref the ball was out and turned over

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  • What?

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  • Geez this is shit … Even bulls now confused

  • Comment 107, posted at 14.04.18 18:31:06 by byron Reply

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  • This whole game Seconds has been trying to make the game all about himself.

  • Comment 108, posted at 14.04.18 18:31:10 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • What an amateur ref

  • Comment 109, posted at 14.04.18 18:31:24 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • So we lose our turnover, what the fuck is going on, he’s just calling shit how he wants now

  • Comment 110, posted at 14.04.18 18:31:32 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Did an old Sharks player screw his girlfriend?

  • Comment 111, posted at 14.04.18 18:31:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • How can Outsurance allow this guy to wear their logo

  • Comment 112, posted at 14.04.18 18:32:36 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Cam really needs to find another team to play for.

  • Comment 113, posted at 14.04.18 18:33:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 3 scrumhalfs at that lineout mr ref

  • Comment 114, posted at 14.04.18 18:34:01 by byron Reply

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  • The thing is nothing gets done to these refs. No matter how shit they are they are never held accountable.

  • Comment 115, posted at 14.04.18 18:34:07 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • Bulls will be happy to play dryfings with the Sharks. Sharks need to run the ball back

  • Comment 116, posted at 14.04.18 18:35:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • No penalty even for an air tackle but instant shrill blast when it’s his bulls

  • Comment 117, posted at 14.04.18 18:37:33 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Ruan Botha well done you brilliant player……. #SHIT

  • Comment 118, posted at 14.04.18 18:38:36 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • 3 sharks ahead of the ball in the ruck and no turnover … Gees ref wake up

  • Comment 119, posted at 14.04.18 18:38:38 by byron Reply

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  • leave it blue, leave it blue, leave it blue, comes to fucking blue and play the fuck on, for fucks sakes

  • Comment 120, posted at 14.04.18 18:38:40 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Geez off the hand …. Yellow

  • Comment 121, posted at 14.04.18 18:39:55 by byron Reply

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  • Sharks kicking their season goodbye…

  • Comment 122, posted at 14.04.18 18:41:55 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Schreuder you were absolutely dismal yet again. Shameful!

  • Comment 123, posted at 14.04.18 18:43:14 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • @Dustin Emslie (Comment 123) : how that shitter gets 60mins every week, maybe he has something on old coach

  • Comment 124, posted at 14.04.18 18:46:22 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Why are they knocking so much? The bulls are not… jeeezzz

  • Comment 125, posted at 14.04.18 18:46:33 by blesbeer Reply

     
  • @Dustin Emslie (Comment 123) : What is shameful is the coach starting him every single game

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  • Frustrating Sharks!!!!!

  • Comment 127, posted at 14.04.18 18:47:39 by blesbeer Reply

     
  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 122) : Season has been shot against the Brumbies and Rebels already. Sharks playing for pride only

  • Comment 128, posted at 14.04.18 18:48:49 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • How much f’ing time has this ref wasted this game? He is clueless.

  • Comment 129, posted at 14.04.18 18:49:53 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • Sharks should ask to play all away games. Cannot hold onto the ball at home

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  • @Dustin Emslie (Comment 129) : gotta slow the game down … Bulls are tured

  • Comment 131, posted at 14.04.18 18:52:32 by byron Reply

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  • Literally came from the side and fell on our ruck but ref is knock on, scrum for his team. I give up, being useless and having a one eyed ref does not a good game make

  • Comment 132, posted at 14.04.18 18:52:39 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Shimmy talks sense for once. Bulls look more cohesive as a team

  • Comment 133, posted at 14.04.18 18:53:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • This thing of our players trying to offload everytime they go to ground is clearly not working. Yet they insist on doing it

  • Comment 134, posted at 14.04.18 18:53:28 by Dustin Emslie Reply

     
  • Mitchell handing all the Du Preez theirs…

  • Comment 135, posted at 14.04.18 18:57:19 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Time off …. Time off…. Time off

  • Comment 136, posted at 14.04.18 18:58:49 by byron Reply

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  • @KILLER SHARK (Comment 135) : He is starting to make his mark at the Bulls. I cannot believe we ignored him when he lived in Durban

  • Comment 137, posted at 14.04.18 18:59:01 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • This has turned into the slowest second half ever

  • Comment 138, posted at 14.04.18 18:59:28 by byron Reply

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  • We had our great game last week, game over season over, we can plan for next year lol

  • Comment 139, posted at 14.04.18 18:59:41 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Sharks brought back down to earth… Won’t challenge the Lions for conference this year…. very disapointing game by them

  • Comment 140, posted at 14.04.18 19:00:14 by blesbeer Reply

     
  • Gelant really shows the Sharks all theirs. Scores a hattrick

  • Comment 141, posted at 14.04.18 19:00:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I am sorry we can blame the ref all we like bug in Durban we have become totally shite, infact bar playing in New Zealand we should be in the bottom 3.

  • Comment 142, posted at 14.04.18 19:01:20 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Bosch got outplayed by Robert du Preez on flyhalf an today by Gallant. Pollard outshined Robert….

  • Comment 143, posted at 14.04.18 19:02:27 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • Sharks getting pasted. Fucking embarrassing

  • Comment 144, posted at 14.04.18 19:02:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Time to buy players that actually are SR level.

  • Comment 145, posted at 14.04.18 19:02:55 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • We deserved that hiding, Congrats Bulls by far the better team.

  • Comment 146, posted at 14.04.18 19:04:13 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Want to give trash a minutes silence, karma gods showing you what’s what ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 147, posted at 14.04.18 19:04:13 by Mephisto_Shark Reply

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  • Sharks getting sodomised in their own back yard…

  • Comment 148, posted at 14.04.18 19:04:36 by blesbeer Reply

     
  • @sharks_lover (Comment 145) : Good players become kak in Durban. Must be too much poison or something

  • Comment 149, posted at 14.04.18 19:04:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 142) : We are the new Cheetahs. Im done.

  • Comment 150, posted at 14.04.18 19:05:06 by Quintin Reply

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  • All 3 of gellants’ tries was due to us not having a decent fullback

  • Comment 151, posted at 14.04.18 19:05:15 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Blue bulls man of the match curwin Bosch, take a bow you useless twat

  • Comment 152, posted at 14.04.18 19:05:51 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • When last did the Sharks play well in Durban?

  • Comment 153, posted at 14.04.18 19:06:55 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • Well, that was crap, no doubt…
    …but how quickly fans can change their tune! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜ฎ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 154, posted at 14.04.18 19:07:09 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Sharks union will soon face dire financial woes as even less fans will go to game or support them via merchandise…. amateur performance

  • Comment 155, posted at 14.04.18 19:10:39 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 152) : I agree. He is costing more games than winning. He makes 1 good move for 5 bad ones

  • Comment 156, posted at 14.04.18 19:11:44 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Quintin (Comment 150) : Sorry! Cheetahs have rarely been demolished to this degree by the Bulls in their own backyard.

  • Comment 157, posted at 14.04.18 19:16:44 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Fucking pathetic. Season over

  • Comment 158, posted at 14.04.18 19:18:05 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • Well done Bulls. Great work rate on defence and attack. JM is definitely fitting well into the Bulls setup

  • Comment 159, posted at 14.04.18 19:18:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 152) : Great kicker, good runner but totally lacking on defense and the high ball

  • Comment 160, posted at 14.04.18 19:19:57 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 157) : you have only ever beaten the bulls a few times in super rugby.

    2012: cheetahs 19 – 51 Bulls

  • Comment 161, posted at 14.04.18 19:23:45 by SeanyJMc Reply

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  • Everyone that had a chance to get John Mitchell, namely Us and the Stormers on numerous occasions. Is kicking themselves.

    All you had to do was have a decent team and let him implement his system.

    Slim chance we make the play offs now

    No chance we win the whole tournament

    Not one to blame the ref but Seconds made some strange decisions today, for example, we take the quick tap and get tackled 3 metres out, not ten, but play on ???

  • Comment 162, posted at 14.04.18 19:25:39 by revolverocelot Reply

     
  • @SeanyJMc (Comment 161) : Fair point. How many times in the last few years have the Sharks beaten the Bulls? We beat them last year at least. Sorry, but the Sharks can at least, or used to be able to match the Bulls in terms of player strength, something the Cheetahs could never do.

  • Comment 163, posted at 14.04.18 19:40:46 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @SeanyJMc (Comment 161) : when was that huge blow out? ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  • Comment 164, posted at 14.04.18 19:42:21 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • The odds were heavily weighted in JMs favour. Sharks have had 2 big games and have come back from tour. Bulls off a bye . ..

  • Comment 165, posted at 14.04.18 19:57:19 by byron Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 157) : Dude donโ€™t even. You guys have been wrecked plenty of times in SR.

  • Comment 166, posted at 14.04.18 20:23:58 by Quintin Reply

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  • Tough luck guys. The Bulls came to play and the Sharks were still on Kiwi time.

    @KingCheetah (Comment 157) :
    Sat, 16 Jul 2016 17-43 Bloemfontein
    Sat, 03 Mar 2012 19-51 Bloemfontein
    Fri, 12 Feb 2010 34-51 Bloemfontein
    Sat, 17 May 2008 20-60 Bloemfontein

  • Comment 167, posted at 14.04.18 20:50:12 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 167) : think Sharks should relocat to NZ as they perform way better there than in SA!!!

  • Comment 168, posted at 14.04.18 23:27:29 by JD Reply
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  • @Baylion (Comment 167) : Sigh ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    Those were the old Cheetahs ๐Ÿ˜› that didnโ€™t want to tackle!
    When last have the Sharks beaten the Bulls? 2014? And maybe again in 2012! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Cheetahs at least beat the Bulls 3 times from 2104, including a Cheetahs 42- Bulls 29 score.
    So we still are :mrgreen: marginally better than the Sharks vs the Bulls in the past few years ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  • Comment 169, posted at 15.04.18 08:32:54 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Baylion (Comment 167) : That never seem to bother the Kiwi teams when they fly across. We did not even have to play at altitude

  • Comment 170, posted at 15.04.18 09:20:07 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 169) :
    The Bulls do seem to have become the Sharks bogey team of late, taking over from the Cheetahs

  • Comment 171, posted at 15.04.18 09:38:12 by Baylion Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 170) : lot more difficult to return than to fly out

  • Comment 172, posted at 15.04.18 13:36:12 by byron Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 172) : As someone who has done the cross time zone trip a lot, west to east is always much much worse than east to west.

  • Comment 173, posted at 15.04.18 20:16:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I’ll leave this here for Sallie, if he’s still interested.

    About the US Census.

    The Constitution stipulates that there must be a census of every person in the USA every 10 years for the purpose of evenly apportioning Congressional seats.
    Evenly by all residents, including immigrants, not just by number of voters.

    Since immigrants typically reside in pro Democrat areas, it is in the Republicans obvious interest to count as few of them as possible.
    Hence The Trump administration’s plan to add a question asking people if they are illegal immigrants or not. I doubt this will fly though, because I’ve read somewhere that there was a court decision in the past that outlawed questions specifically designed to intimidate people to not participate.

    In the 90s the Clinton administration had a sort of similar plan. They wanted to use statistical methods to correct for the known under counting of poor people and minorities. They had a long list of reputable statisticians lined up to testify that the count will be more accurate that way. There was also the argument that census data is used for assigning resources to states and cities by all kinds of Federal laws and that more accurate numbers will ensure that the money goes to where the law intended. The courts though, ruled that while they may use statistics for every other purpose, the Constitution requires that an actual head count be used for Congressional districts.

    Further back, when the Constitution was written, the southern states wanted all the slaves counted, because that would amplify the votes of southern plantation owners. The northern states were naturally opposed. This led to the now infamous three fifths of a person compromise. Every 5 slaves, were counted as 3 persons. Understandably there is still a lot of resentment among African Americans about this specific clause of the Constitution, but in reality, it would have been better for the slaves if they were not counted at all. After the Civil War, when the Constitution was amended to count everyone equally, but blacks remained almost completely disenfranchised, white southern votes were even more amplified. Hence it took another 100 years before blacks were treated as equal citizens.

    Even more back the Roman Republic referred to citizens without property as the Capiti Sensi. Literally, the head count. Counting them was all they were good for because they could neither serve in the army nor vote. Hence why the conservatives reacted with violence when the Gracchi brothers proposed to hand out plots of state land to all citizens. Later when Rome was threatened by German invaders and Gaius Marius needed recruits for the army, a deal was struck give plots of land to retired soldiers. That however, did not make much difference, because the Romans had a vote by โ€œtribeโ€ system and all the lower classes were stuffed into the same tribe where their votes counted for almost nothing.
    Likewise when citizenship was extended, after the โ€œSocial Warโ€ to all Italians, the new citizens were all stuffed into the same ‘tribe’ as to not upset the balance of power.
    In fact the Roman conservatives were so well ensconced that their hold on power was only broken when the Caesars effectively disenfranchised everyone.

    Hopefully we won’t have to resort to equally drastic measures in the USA.
    My prediction is that the next time Democrats control the government they’re going to permanently shaft the Republicans by granting statehood to Puerto Rico and perhaps DC.

    Footnote:
    The Roman โ€œSocial Warโ€ was ironically a war by Rome’s Italian Allies against Rome for the right of the Allies to become Roman citizens. Rome won, but only after granting citizenship to all allies who’d fight on its side. By the time the killing stopped, the surviving Italians had won the Roman citizenship the dead ones went to war for.
    The original Italian gripe was that their treaties with Rome forced them into fighting and dying in all of Rome’s wars but their lack of citizenship granted them no say in the matter.
    This had a bit of a modern echo in 2004 when there was an op-ed in a British newspaper complaining about the fact that Brits were fighting and dying in America’s wars, but had no vote in presidential elections.
    Imagine Brits and Canadians going to war against the USA for the right to become US citizens!
    It may turn out pretty good for Mexicans. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Comment 174, posted at 15.04.18 22:29:26 by fyndraai Reply
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  • Rob,

    If you delete that for being boring and full of grammar and spelling mistakes I’ll understand.

    Anyway.
    Thanks for all the good work.
    It’s going to be a sad day when I start posting on http://www.bullewereld.co.za

  • Comment 175, posted at 15.04.18 22:31:56 by fyndraai Reply
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  • If this really is the end I’ll have to buy a Norton 500 motorcycle and blog my diaries.

  • Comment 176, posted at 15.04.18 22:35:11 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 174) : Thanks Fyndraai. Jeepers but the old world was a crap place to be if you werent born to the right parents.

    magine Brits and Canadians going to war against the USA for the right to become US citizens!
    It may turn out pretty good for Mexicans. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 177, posted at 16.04.18 08:54:35 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Jeepers but that was a real blowout from the Sharks. Bulls played well though and I think Sharks are in desperate need of the bye. I hate the result but Im not going to slit my wrists about it. The previous 2 games showed me what this team is capable of.

  • Comment 178, posted at 16.04.18 09:07:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 170) : To my knowledge no Kiwi or Aussie team has ever been away from home for more than 2 games – double that time and you are in a whole different ball park. The playing fields have never been equal on this one with South African teams always being disadvantaged. This year Bulls and Stormers had 3 games in Oz and NZ while the Sharks and Lions have 4.

  • Comment 179, posted at 16.04.18 09:16:22 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 179) : Two factors here:
    1) Effects of jet lag – west to east generally takes double the time to recover from than east to west.
    2) Spending a long time on the road – that does tend to get you down at some point. Strangely the Sharks put in their best performance in the fourth week – usually when teams play with on-the-plane-already syndrome. However I would expect that being home again would lift your spirits.

    I think the problem is that all 23 players have to play at 100% to put in a decent game overall, i.e. the team relies a lot on “gees” to perform. Just a couple of players slightly off their game and the entire unit folds.

    A long stretch of tough matches may have asked for a bit more rotation of players at this stage.

  • Comment 180, posted at 16.04.18 13:22:39 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 180) : Most don’t take into account that Sharks left everything on field in last game in New Zealand physically and mentally no recovery time ,while Bulls had a bye.No excuse but hardly a level playing field.
    In working out the calendar teams should get rest after tour, doesn’t take a brain scientist to work that out.

  • Comment 181, posted at 16.04.18 13:34:23 by The hound Reply
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  • Indeed doesn’t take a brain scientists. .. hehe

  • Comment 182, posted at 19.04.18 06:12:29 by blesbeer Reply

     
  • @The hound (Comment 181) : @blesbeer (Comment 182) : And just to even out the playing fields the Sharks now have to take on another local team that has just come off a bye weekend. Strange but true.

  • Comment 183, posted at 19.04.18 10:03:47 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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