Sharks team to face WP

Written by Jan Dyman (JD)

Posted in :Currie Cup on 27 Sep 2018 at 14:51

OK so the Sharks team to face WP at Newlands Stadium  this weekend was announced.

With both teams being unbeaten it should be a hard and close match and should determine who will finish on top of the overall standings.

There’s only two changes to his matchday 22 with Jacques Vermeulen returns to the starting line-up in place of Luke Stringer who will be playing off the bench.

The second change is on the bench where Leolin Zas comes in for Sbu Nkosi who is away on Bok duty.

The match kicks off at 2pm on Saturday .

The Cell C Sharks

  1. Juan Schoeman
  2. Chiliboy Ralepelle (C)
  3. Thomas du Toit
  4. Gideon Koegelenberg
  5. Hyron Andrews
  6. Jacques Vermeulen
  7. Tyler Paul
  8. Daniel du Preez
  9. Louis Schreuder
  10. Robert du Preez
  11. Lwazi Mvovo
  12. Marius Louw
  13. Jeremy Ward
  14. Kobus van Wyk
  15. Curwin Bosch


  1. Akker van der Merwe
  2. Coenie Oosthuizen
  3. Ruben van Heerden
  4. Luke Stringer
  5. Cameron Wright
  6. Leolin Zas
  7. Aphelele Fassi


  • Walk in the park for the Sharks.

    5 log points on it’s way to Durbs.

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.09.18 14:57:11 by McLovin Reply
  • Interesting swap Vermuelen for Stringer…brining in more physicality. Zas to make his Sharks debut i believe?
    Its a strong WP side so should be a good game. Hopefully weather plays ball, not holding thumbs.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.09.18 15:19:27 by SheldonK Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : I forgot to add that WP is the hot favourites for the game but I have to agree with you! 5 Log points for the Sharks! 😈

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.09.18 15:20:40 by JD Reply
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  • The boys now need to show what they are made of. We need the first half performance against the Lions over a full 80 minutes

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.09.18 15:24:04 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @JD (Comment 3) : WP are always hot favourites. :mrgreen: 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.09.18 15:27:27 by McLovin Reply

  • Looking forward to it,think I’ll actually make my way to Newlands tomorrow!

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.09.18 11:09:00 by HeinF Reply

  • @HeinF (Comment 6) : What time is kick off, Im thinking of going but it will depend on the game time.

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.09.18 19:32:48 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I really sometimes wonder what goes on at SARU and their game scheduling. Last week the Sharks under 19s and 21s travelled to Cape Town while this week its the Sharks turn to do the same trip. Why they all could not have made the trip together in that way giving the fans an opportunity to have a bumper day out at Newlands.

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.09.18 19:39:28 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 8) : Ja boet not sure what they think!?!?!?
    Btw as I have it kick off is 14h00.

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.09.18 19:53:11 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 9) : Thanks, I will probably not be able to make it then.

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.09.18 09:32:53 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Well here’s hoping both teams show up and give quality game and that our team continues on the upward curve and show the potential we all see in them.

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.09.18 10:19:05 by coolfusion Reply

  • So it’s offsides if you wear a black shirt, got it Mr ref

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.09.18 14:14:04 by jdolivier Reply

  • Advantage over wtf?

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.09.18 14:18:10 by byron Reply

  • Good to see the ref clamping down on all the chat.

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.09.18 14:18:53 by McLovin Reply

  • @byron (Comment 13) : We will win this against 16 men, 1st province try no clear grounding

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.09.18 14:19:16 by jdolivier Reply

  • Great scrum from Province.

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.09.18 14:21:08 by McLovin Reply

  • Nice wheels on Dan. I’d like to see him running more

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.09.18 14:21:21 by coolfusion Reply

  • We need to protect the ball better they’re taking it too easy

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.09.18 14:23:03 by coolfusion Reply

  • So far Louw and Dan have been working well together

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.09.18 14:24:02 by coolfusion Reply

  • Geez ref …. That’s a grass cutter tackle not a penalty for holding

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.09.18 14:24:23 by byron Reply

  • Sharks are so pathetic. Superugby coach…. what a joke.

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.09.18 14:25:51 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Who’s the Sharks’ defence coach? Curwin Bosch?

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.09.18 14:26:03 by McLovin Reply

  • Just stop the fucking match, Crouse earning his wp paycheck today

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.09.18 14:26:27 by jdolivier Reply

  • So far backline cover not effective

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.09.18 14:26:38 by coolfusion Reply

  • Magic from WP.

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.09.18 14:27:36 by McLovin Reply

  • Bosch gets absolutely burned by Peterson.

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.09.18 14:28:23 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 25) : Yes their work out wide has been very good. Come on sharks, time to focus

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.09.18 14:28:39 by coolfusion Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 26) : Do your usual thing and fuck off till after the game. Sharks site

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.09.18 14:28:56 by jdolivier Reply

  • Another sad thing is that the Sharks can’t even spot and recruit talent. How long was Sergel Peterson in the wild available for a big union to recruit him?

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.09.18 14:29:22 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • SP Marais having something to show to his old team

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.09.18 14:30:20 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @jdolivier (Comment 28) : As soon as you stop bitching about the ref. 😉

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.09.18 14:30:35 by McLovin Reply

  • Bosch having a blinder.

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.09.18 14:31:07 by McLovin Reply

  • Geez would get a free water break

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.09.18 14:31:45 by byron Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 31) : Situation reversed you wouldn’t be commenting

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.09.18 14:31:51 by jdolivier Reply

  • Sharks creating chances and then screw it up just before the line.

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.09.18 14:33:18 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @jdolivier (Comment 34) : Of course I would. Always giving credit where it’s due and never blaming the ref. 😈 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.09.18 14:34:13 by McLovin Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 35) : And as you say that…..

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.09.18 14:34:54 by coolfusion Reply

  • Sharks comeback started? Hope so.

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.09.18 14:35:16 by McLovin Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 29) : Our U19s are absolutely dominating:

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.09.18 14:36:21 by Nostraseth Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 36) : are you telling me you think that penalty advantage was sufficient?

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.09.18 14:36:31 by byron Reply

  • @byron (Comment 40) : Yes?

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.09.18 14:38:35 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 41) : this is not u13c rugby Boet.

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.09.18 14:39:58 by byron Reply

  • @byron (Comment 42) : Agree.

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.09.18 14:40:41 by McLovin Reply

  • Good phase passage spoiled by impatience boys

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.09.18 14:42:10 by coolfusion Reply

  • Brainless from WP no.6 there.

  • Comment 45, posted at 29.09.18 14:42:46 by McLovin Reply

  • Surely Sharks should score now.

  • Comment 46, posted at 29.09.18 14:45:53 by McLovin Reply

  • Good contest from both. If we win this we will feel good about it

  • Comment 47, posted at 29.09.18 14:45:56 by coolfusion Reply

  • Defense the difference between the two teams. WP defending like tigers

  • Comment 48, posted at 29.09.18 14:47:01 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Deserved try.

  • Comment 49, posted at 29.09.18 14:47:56 by McLovin Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 48) : Yes unfortunately although we are defending well on the line it’s just that cover defense….

  • Comment 50, posted at 29.09.18 14:48:14 by coolfusion Reply

  • Game on. 😎

  • Comment 51, posted at 29.09.18 14:48:22 by McLovin Reply

  • Dan’s support play had come a mile…glad to see.

  • Comment 52, posted at 29.09.18 14:49:20 by coolfusion Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 51) : If you don’t score a single point the 2nd half, yes game on. Will compliment your team on their finishing skills

  • Comment 53, posted at 29.09.18 14:50:18 by jdolivier Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 50) : Allowing too many line breaks in the outside channels

  • Comment 54, posted at 29.09.18 14:50:49 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @jdolivier (Comment 53) : I’m not taking that away from them cause it was good. We unfortunately did allow much too. Backs need to start putting in the effort our forwards are.

  • Comment 55, posted at 29.09.18 14:51:51 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 54) : Agree fully with that.

  • Comment 56, posted at 29.09.18 14:52:17 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 55) : It’s a bit difficult to effectively have a defensive line when you never are sure of what offsides is

  • Comment 57, posted at 29.09.18 14:53:24 by jdolivier Reply

  • Still a nice display from both sides. To be honest I didn’t expect it from this year’s under appreciated CC.

  • Comment 58, posted at 29.09.18 14:53:32 by coolfusion Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 57) : Dude let’s be gracious. If the tables were turned. We can win and lose like champions if we choose…

  • Comment 59, posted at 29.09.18 14:54:33 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 58) : 7 tries in a half is always a great spectacle, just wish they were all ours

  • Comment 60, posted at 29.09.18 14:55:03 by jdolivier Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 59) : And so far the boys have shown that they are here to play.

  • Comment 61, posted at 29.09.18 14:55:11 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 59) : One eyed supporting and all that.

  • Comment 62, posted at 29.09.18 14:55:55 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 60) : Yes and we love the game as well as our teams so enjoy…

  • Comment 63, posted at 29.09.18 14:55:58 by coolfusion Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 62) : You can always be forgiven for that. I love a passionate fan.

  • Comment 64, posted at 29.09.18 14:56:55 by coolfusion Reply

  • I hope we dominate that scoreboard the second half. Let’s go sharkies…

  • Comment 65, posted at 29.09.18 15:00:25 by coolfusion Reply

  • Sharks taking a firm grip on this match. Scrum looking really good.

  • Comment 66, posted at 29.09.18 15:09:38 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 66) : Apologies for the temper tantrum.

  • Comment 67, posted at 29.09.18 15:15:35 by jdolivier Reply

  • Great turn of speed from Akker.

  • Comment 68, posted at 29.09.18 15:20:39 by McLovin Reply

  • I give up on this Sharks team. I really do. Who made that call to throw the ball at the back? Clowns.

  • Comment 69, posted at 29.09.18 15:20:58 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Not a great decision from Akker going deep. I hope he calms down and plays smart

  • Comment 70, posted at 29.09.18 15:21:07 by coolfusion Reply

  • Akker at least cleans up after his stuffup. Oke needs to sort out his lineout

  • Comment 71, posted at 29.09.18 15:22:10 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Cam on,have a cracker boy…

  • Comment 72, posted at 29.09.18 15:22:43 by coolfusion Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 67) : No apology required old boy. But thanks anyway. 🙂

  • Comment 73, posted at 29.09.18 15:23:02 by McLovin Reply

  • Nice quick thinking by cam Rob fumbles a bit.

  • Comment 74, posted at 29.09.18 15:25:12 by coolfusion Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 73) : If you’re wrong you have to own up to it

  • Comment 75, posted at 29.09.18 15:26:18 by jdolivier Reply

  • And that is accidental obstruction

  • Comment 76, posted at 29.09.18 15:27:30 by byron Reply

  • Hard graft by stormers after shark defended well on that line.

  • Comment 77, posted at 29.09.18 15:27:54 by coolfusion Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 75) : Very mature. I’m often wrong, but never in doubt. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 78, posted at 29.09.18 15:29:01 by McLovin Reply

  • WP forwards schooling our tight 5 at the maul

  • Comment 79, posted at 29.09.18 15:29:02 by Bokhoring Reply
  • SP such a likeable cat…even if he is playing for the opposition. He has looked better at stormers though.

  • Comment 80, posted at 29.09.18 15:29:39 by coolfusion Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 78) : Just ask any wife, we’re always wrong

  • Comment 81, posted at 29.09.18 15:29:52 by jdolivier Reply

  • Nail biter in the making.

  • Comment 82, posted at 29.09.18 15:34:10 by McLovin Reply

  • I have seen the sharks making some nice steals today. We need some territory though.

  • Comment 83, posted at 29.09.18 15:34:23 by coolfusion Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 82) : Or maybe not.

  • Comment 84, posted at 29.09.18 15:36:56 by McLovin Reply

  • Good recovery stormers.

  • Comment 85, posted at 29.09.18 15:36:59 by coolfusion Reply

  • Game set match

  • Comment 86, posted at 29.09.18 15:37:40 by jdolivier Reply

  • SP Marais is having a very good game today

  • Comment 87, posted at 29.09.18 15:38:21 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 87) : Yes very…

  • Comment 88, posted at 29.09.18 15:38:36 by coolfusion Reply

  • Sloppy play from the Sharks.

  • Comment 89, posted at 29.09.18 15:38:57 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 89) : Try begging…

  • Comment 90, posted at 29.09.18 15:39:39 by coolfusion Reply

  • Plenty of knocks from the Sharks. Must be very humid. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 91, posted at 29.09.18 15:40:13 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 91) : Don’t stir

  • Comment 92, posted at 29.09.18 15:40:51 by coolfusion Reply

  • At least 15 points missed because of handling errors stopping clear tries

  • Comment 93, posted at 29.09.18 15:41:41 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Crouse is ignorant, every scrum penalty province won, they were drilling skew

  • Comment 94, posted at 29.09.18 15:41:56 by SeanJeff Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 91) : Why do you have to do that?

  • Comment 95, posted at 29.09.18 15:42:39 by SeanJeff Reply
  • @coolfusion (Comment 92) : @SeanJeff (Comment 95) : 😆 Didn’t realise it was such a sensitive subject. Will make a note of it. 😈

  • Comment 96, posted at 29.09.18 15:44:19 by McLovin Reply

  • @SeanJeff (Comment 95) : He’s a joker we know that…would has done well on exploiting. But I can’t see any big thing our boys are giving it a go.

  • Comment 97, posted at 29.09.18 15:44:27 by coolfusion Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 96) : Nope boet your team has been making the right moves. A good game of rugby altogether.

  • Comment 98, posted at 29.09.18 15:45:46 by coolfusion Reply

  • Is van Wyk injured because so far Zas has been pretty useless

  • Comment 99, posted at 29.09.18 15:45:53 by Bokhoring Reply
  • I think this is Marius Louwa worst game I’ve ever see him play. He’s just been awful in every facet of the game.
    Also we just look like we’ve lost the plot now and just waiting for the final hooter. Pity really.

  • Comment 100, posted at 29.09.18 15:46:03 by Hulk Reply

  • So 3 tries butchered makes the scoreline slightly more respectful. So again we fucked up on opportunities due to bad handling. Pattern perhaps

  • Comment 101, posted at 29.09.18 15:46:35 by jdolivier Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 98) : I’m not at all ashamed of the boys. Province just a bit better on the day. We’ll see you in the finals.

  • Comment 102, posted at 29.09.18 15:46:46 by coolfusion Reply

  • 50 points for WP. 😎

    Hope Boks match them later.

  • Comment 103, posted at 29.09.18 15:47:11 by McLovin Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 99) : I was wondering where he was. Not making excuses but that kid raises our backline defense.

  • Comment 104, posted at 29.09.18 15:47:46 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 102) : Should be 50-49 but handling went to shit for the umpteenth time since Rob du preez took over

  • Comment 105, posted at 29.09.18 15:48:02 by jdolivier Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 103) : Yes let’s Hope

  • Comment 106, posted at 29.09.18 15:48:16 by coolfusion Reply

  • Province giving us a proper pasting in the end. Well done WP. Dobson knows what he is doing. Pity Fleck will mess up these same guys in Super Rugby next year

  • Comment 107, posted at 29.09.18 15:48:30 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 96) : Your snark is why I could never be happy with province success, no humility

  • Comment 108, posted at 29.09.18 15:49:16 by SeanJeff Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 107) : Scary what a good coach can do, listen to the interviews with rdp, he doesn’t inspire confidence

  • Comment 109, posted at 29.09.18 15:49:33 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 105) : But I’m not too upset apart from some defensive issues at the back I loved the support these guys are showing each other and the celebration shows it.

  • Comment 110, posted at 29.09.18 15:50:09 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 107) : Now you’re just harshing my mellow. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 111, posted at 29.09.18 15:50:33 by McLovin Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 79) : we’ve had a tight 6 issue for years now. Robert Du Preez can’t coach to save his life. Thesewhen are we going to invest in a professional coach. This team is so disorganized on the field. It’s so amazing really. I haven’t seen an upward projection at all.

  • Comment 112, posted at 29.09.18 15:51:20 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @SeanJeff (Comment 108) : Dude bragging rights comes with winning we all do it. Besides I suspect mclovin is a close shark in his heart….

  • Comment 113, posted at 29.09.18 15:51:37 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 113) : Closet … Even…

  • Comment 114, posted at 29.09.18 15:51:55 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 99) : I think he was off for injury. Otherwise surely Louw would have been pulled.
    Tough game Province took their chances and played well. We didn’t. Hope we see these two in the finals.

  • Comment 115, posted at 29.09.18 15:52:26 by Hulk Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 111) : Congrats dude, hard work should be rewarded. Have a good gloat…..

  • Comment 116, posted at 29.09.18 15:52:35 by coolfusion Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 111) : We have to bring you back down a bit.

  • Comment 117, posted at 29.09.18 15:53:16 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 112) : Bring plum back

  • Comment 118, posted at 29.09.18 15:53:18 by jdolivier Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 116) : Thanks. But to paraphrase Naas, the Currie Cup is not won in September.

  • Comment 119, posted at 29.09.18 15:54:28 by McLovin Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 112) : If you say tight 6 issue could you expand by position? For me it looks like our forwards were really pulling their weight today. Finishing and some defensive issues at the back hurt us. I could be wrong…

  • Comment 120, posted at 29.09.18 15:55:00 by coolfusion Reply

  • This was unfortunately the Sharks at the current optimum level. Okes put in a real effort though. Just came up against a better team

  • Comment 121, posted at 29.09.18 15:55:02 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 121) : I must disagree I think we are on the uptick compared to out previous game. We had a worthy foe but I think we haven’t hit optimimum yet.

  • Comment 122, posted at 29.09.18 15:56:20 by coolfusion Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 119) : Well Naas never played such a short CC either…so his timeframe might be misleading?

  • Comment 123, posted at 29.09.18 15:57:22 by coolfusion Reply

  • I must say Dan is playing so much better. I love to see him throwing himself in. He would make Whiteley and Kanko sit up and pay attention of late. I see that spark I saw initially when he was the higher rated dup brother. Glad he has found some joy in his game again.

  • Comment 124, posted at 29.09.18 16:01:45 by coolfusion Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 121) : Yes. You are right.

  • Comment 125, posted at 29.09.18 16:02:11 by coolfusion Reply

  • Mcoe also stretching his legs a bit. I don’t know about you guys but I always get chills when I see that raw speed getting some opportunities….

  • Comment 126, posted at 29.09.18 16:04:14 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 126) : Mvovs… actually…

  • Comment 127, posted at 29.09.18 16:07:15 by coolfusion Reply

  • Don’t be upset fan, we received a true benchmark today, let’s hope we learn and overcome. If we don’t THAT is the true failure…

  • Comment 128, posted at 29.09.18 16:10:04 by coolfusion Reply

  • Go bokke

  • Comment 129, posted at 29.09.18 16:13:03 by coolfusion Reply

  • Not too upset. So many missed tries and two intercepts. So we not as bad as the score suggests and may just surprise in the final.

  • Comment 130, posted at 29.09.18 16:27:50 by Byron Wright Reply

  • Really impressed by Fassi so far. Good decisions from him and also does not shy away from the rough stuff

  • Comment 131, posted at 29.09.18 16:31:16 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @coolfusion (Comment 120) : sorry… meant back tight 5 especially the number 6 jersey. Our front row hs carried us. Dan’s much improved performance is what confused me. Our locks are the worst.

  • Comment 132, posted at 29.09.18 17:01:13 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Just me or did rob jnr throw 2 intercepts today both resulting in tries

  • Comment 133, posted at 29.09.18 17:09:45 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 133) : Yip

  • Comment 134, posted at 29.09.18 17:17:25 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 134) : Time to give Bosch a run perhaps

  • Comment 135, posted at 29.09.18 17:25:45 by jdolivier Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 133) : He seems to have missed communication on a few instances

  • Comment 136, posted at 29.09.18 17:31:22 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 136) : Hasn’t been benched in 2 seasons, give someone else a chance. He will come back the better for it

  • Comment 137, posted at 29.09.18 17:38:04 by jdolivier Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 124) : agree. Dan is looking sharp again and his hands have been pretty safe too. Hope he stays in this form.

  • Comment 138, posted at 29.09.18 18:00:02 by Hulk Reply

  • @Hulk (Comment 138) : Combine the twins with Dan’s current run of form and we have a daunting prospect for other teams

  • Comment 139, posted at 29.09.18 18:01:10 by jdolivier Reply

  • @Bokhoring (Comment 134) : @jdolivier (Comment 133) : N0. First intercept was another stupid no look chicken wing pass from Tyler Paul. 2nd intercept was Rob’s fault. Bosch didn’t have a good game . And where was Jeremy Ward? Didn’t see him the entire game even though he was on the field.

  • Comment 140, posted at 30.09.18 11:11:00 by sudhir Reply

  • @jdolivier (Comment 137) : Sure but who do we replace him with. Bosch is still a mess at defense and would rather not bring that weakness so close to the defensive pillars of the set pieces and breakdowns. I would rather try get my back three to defend better. Van Wyk Nkosi and Mvovo may prove better defensively. We also still have Zas and and Rhyno Smit.

  • Comment 141, posted at 30.09.18 11:17:05 by coolfusion Reply

  • @sudhir (Comment 140) : Actually he was involved in one if our many list tries wasn’t he? That knock on the tryline.

  • Comment 142, posted at 30.09.18 11:18:41 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 142) : Lost tries even. The ones where the finishing bit us.

  • Comment 143, posted at 30.09.18 11:19:35 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 141) : I would even go with van Wyk at 15 Mvovo and Nkosi on wings. I just suspect he would fit there he is very well rounded.

  • Comment 144, posted at 30.09.18 11:32:36 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 144) : Hope the coach reads your comment. Van wyk gives his all for the team every game.

  • Comment 145, posted at 30.09.18 13:20:52 by jdolivier Reply

  • @ Comment 144: Unfortunately, we are passed the experimental stage now. We will have to stick to the present combinations. Ball handling has improved but not to the level it should be, which makes me ask; Who is the skills handkling coach presently?

  • Comment 146, posted at 30.09.18 13:41:30 by dawj Reply

  • WP were the much better team. Bossed things up front and the 50/50 offloads for our backs didnt stick. Overall they deserve to win by that margin. WP have been the best side in the CC by far. Sharks probably 2nd best.

  • Comment 147, posted at 01.10.18 10:02:48 by SheldonK Reply

  • @SheldonK (Comment 147) : Looks like their investment in the Kiwi skills coach is starting to pay dividends

  • Comment 148, posted at 01.10.18 11:19:57 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @SheldonK (Comment 147) : True story man. It is also a fact that the WP have more potential to strengthen their team for the final. They can call on Kitshoff, Mbonambi, Malherbe, Louw, Eben, PSDT, Kolisi, and Notshe. Not sure about the boks policy, but it is feasible. Will JL and Am be fit?
    Sharks get back Beast, AE, and Nkosi?

  • Comment 149, posted at 01.10.18 12:51:11 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 149) : Sharks will get back Nkosi and thats it. AE contracted in Japan, Beast SA contract, AM Injured

    Province will get back Bongi, Louw,Notshe,Willemse and possibly De Allende(SA contract but seems to need game-time)

    As a sharks fan we have recent memories of beating a star studded WP at Newlands to win the CC.

  • Comment 150, posted at 01.10.18 13:00:48 by Byron Wright Reply

  • The average age of this Sharks team is 23,this time next year it will be 24.If we can keep this team together and retain guys like Botha,Lewies,the Ginger and Coenie,this will be a formidable outfit.
    I really liked the look of that young Bulls lock and in a year or two when our locks are starting to age, he and van der Meercht[ spelling] ?? could be a Springbok pairing

  • Comment 151, posted at 01.10.18 14:59:32 by The hound Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 150) : The sharks fighting against a star studded WP and winning, now that’s a mouthwatering prospect.

  • Comment 152, posted at 01.10.18 18:36:04 by coolfusion Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 151) : Highly unlikely, unless the stars really align. Eben and Lood under 27. Franco, PSDT only 27 and 26, and then Jenkins and RG Snyman only 24. Long pecking order. Koegies and the young Bulls lock will also face stiff competition from the young Cheetahs pairing that are being forged in the Pro14.
    JP du Preez and Walt Steenkamp are already forming a powerful combination, whilst the young guys you mentioned will be playing junior rugby or SRC. Then there is still Moeraat at the Stormers.

  • Comment 153, posted at 01.10.18 19:00:26 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 153) : Koeglenburgh is the lock I was talking about, thought he had a fine game,
    Curious for a guy who spends so much time on a site devoted to Sharks rugby is there a single Sharks player that you rate ,apart from the one’s who come from the Cheetahs off course

  • Comment 154, posted at 01.10.18 20:02:16 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 154) : Oh don’t let me being here keep you awake at night. I actually do rate JL when in form, Rob Jnr too, but he has gone off the boil, then there are my other favourites like Nkosi and Mapipmi. Also rate Akker, Thomas, Coenie, Vosloo, vermeulen, and van Wyk.
    It is called freedom of expression, so man up! Suppose Mc Lovin irks you too them 😆

  • Comment 155, posted at 01.10.18 20:25:18 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 154) @The hound (Comment 154) : Koeglenburgh really did well against a good WP combo.

  • Comment 156, posted at 02.10.18 10:27:40 by Byron Wright Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 152) : Just the way we like it.

  • Comment 157, posted at 02.10.18 10:28:14 by Byron Wright Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 151) : we have a young side that has a lot of potential in certain positions. Our problem is in the coaching department and management. The team that takes on the field always lacks balance. I still say the weakest link lies from 4 to 8 and affects the team’s ability to dominate on the field. Gary is responsible for that. We can’t expect to do great things without proper coaches who can convert potential into greatness. Jimmy Stonehouse for forwards coach as a start. Bring back that defense coach we had.

  • Comment 158, posted at 03.10.18 16:58:27 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Guys, I really want the Sharks to do well. I honestly feel we don’t have the right coach and coaching team to take us forward. The last time I slept well and confident that the Sharks are in good hands was from the time Jake White was announced as coach. Even with passengers like Sean Everitt in th coaching team I have comfortable. Gary Teichman, please wake up. Please bring on experienced coaches or coaches that know what they are doing. Jimmy Stonehouse and one of the best defense coaches. England have Eddie Jones and John Mitchell strategizing and sharing ideas. Please Gary. This is now too much.

  • Comment 159, posted at 03.10.18 19:20:01 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Sharksworld used to be very lively. People threw in the towel and lost interest. Our stadium is always empty. The inconsistency and lack of a plan on attack and defense has caused many of us to play the wait and see game and not be too emotionally involved with the Sharks cause you never know what kak is going to be dished up the on the day. If our problem is a lack of ball control then change the gameplan to one we don’t keep the ball for long. Get the best defense coach, get the meanest locks to complement the pack so it becomes a 100% aggressive bunch of thugs. Bring Chris Cloete to the Sharks. Get the best counter counter attack coach and build from that. The hiding we got from the WP second team really brought back all the nightmares. Robert Du Preez is only there because of his three sons. Then get strong people around him. Another crap SR season will finish us. Alarm bells should be going by off.

  • Comment 160, posted at 03.10.18 19:31:04 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 160) : I feel you. We are stuck in a holding pattern of mediocrity under Teighmann. Rob Du Preez will be allowed to see out his contract before a replacement is made which means we can pretty much forget winning anything for the next while. Seems we mainly sign Rob Du Preez jnrs mates from WP and we haven’t the side or coach to really do much yet there is nothing being done. John Smit made some mistakes but he tried and failed(still won a cc) whereas now we just drift.

  • Comment 161, posted at 03.10.18 20:24:32 by Byron Wright Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 160) : @Byron Wright (Comment 161) : You guys crack me up! You all hounded Plum into the ground in here. Since then you have spiralled downwards. Jake White started the rot. Sharks rugby is all about playing attractive winning rugby. Jake would have destroyed the ethos of Sharks rugby. Every management change on here goes through the same cycle. First the saviour, and hero, then gets vilified, and then a new saviour is punted. What has Stonehouse done to have this expectation. I know all about what he has done with the Pumas, I live in Nelspruit. Let me tell you, it is no guarentee, the same holds true of Franco, and Dobson. Easier to shine as underdogs, different when the expectations are higher, the level is higher, and the stakes are higher. Talk Ackermann, then I can concur.

  • Comment 162, posted at 03.10.18 22:42:03 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 162) : Numbers and stats don’t lie. Our performance on the field is between average and crap, our stadium attendance is shocking and the one that should have really given management a “wake up call” (not the trashing from WP) was the decline of activity from us on Sharksworld. If we can throw in the towel when the action required is just to log on, how can you expect people to give up their Saturday’s or Friday’s, travel many Km’s to KP and spend lots of money to see aimless inconsistent rugby? Call Jake White what you want, fact is his numbers and stats when he was head coach speak for themselves. Boring as it was, he gave the team structure and an identity which yielded predictable outcomes. From that he was able to get buy in from his stakeholders… US. One question, how is the off loading game treating you especially with the team finding it difficult to keep the ball alive longer than 8 seconds at any given time? Are you enjoying our stop start game? Are you enjoying not know which team will pitch today? Are you enjoying the aimless rugby where you even have players running into each other? What’s this team’s blueprint? What’s it built on? Can’t build a SR winning team on offloads especially with a standing problem of dropped balls. It’s the wrong strategy. Successful (semi) Sharks teams have been built around dominating every contact area and then taking advantage of the situation once the opposition has had enough. We used to reach semi finals and finals for fun. We were the most successful SR team not to have won it and only failed at not having finishers. Now… kak is dished up day in day out. I ask again, what is this team’s blueprint? Offloads…!!!

  • Comment 163, posted at 04.10.18 02:11:26 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 163) : Look I don’t disagree with your gripes. Just not sure if all the blame should lie with the coaches. Sharks can usually afford to contract top class players. I do agree that Rob is doing damage by playing players out of position to accommodate his sons. Vd Walt is definitely not an openside flank. Handling has become problematic. Some of the Sharks players are young, and can develop. Also think the game plan isn’t clear at the moment. I know the feeling, being a Cheetahs fan 👿
    A few tweaks here and there and the Sharks will be a force to be reckoned with. Sharks need a loosehead that can play like a Coenie of old. A bruising lick at 4 and a proper openside flank. A distributor at 10, and a AE that has more than one string to his bow. Maybe Thomas should have stayed at LH. Imagine a team like this.
    Thomas, Akker, Coenie, vd Mescht, Koeglenberg, ??, JL, vd Walt, Schreuder, ?? Mapimpi, Louw, Am, Nkosi, Fassi
    Wonder if AE could play fullback, like Hennie Daniller did?

  • Comment 164, posted at 04.10.18 08:25:13 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 162) : I actually never mentioned a replacement but pretty much every coach goes through the stages you mentioned that’s certainly not unique to the sharks. I was also never anti Plumtree but I also can see why JS though Jake could bring us success.

    If we crack you up as you say what should our attitude be?

    We could certainly use some players, I don’t agree with all your views on the players AE for example played fly-half in Japan occasionally last year under carlos spencer so he has plenty strings to his bow but every fan has different preferences with regards to players. The reality is though that this is RDP’s third currie cup its not like we are expecting immediate results. How long should we wait before expecting change? Yes the team is young but SA teams are becoming younger each year as the talent leaves for overseas.

  • Comment 165, posted at 04.10.18 09:05:28 by Byron Wright Reply

  • The Sharks have only lost once this CC athough it was a smack. I think a lot of the fans displeasure comes as a result of the up and down super rugby season and also the quality of rugby played by the Sharks overall. Yes there have been good patches…but only patches and a lot of it seems to be hit or miss especially on attack. I will always support the Sharks but cannot deny that other teams are currently more attractive to watch.

  • Comment 166, posted at 04.10.18 09:38:48 by SheldonK Reply

  • @Byron Wright (Comment 165) : That was a bit harsh, so I retract that “crack me up” statement. More a case of bemused. I get it, just the same pattern with each new appointment. There was general euphoria when JS was appointed, ditto Teich.
    I think if Sharks persisted with Plum, they would have had more success than with Jake. Just my opinion.

  • Comment 167, posted at 04.10.18 10:34:10 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @KingCheetah (Comment 167) : Why stop at Plum ,maybe we shouldn’t have got rid of Mac or Izak van Herden,we lost once in this Currie Cup it’s not over yet ,and by the way we scored four trys.
    Its not over yet.
    Save your vitriol for after we get beaten by the Griquas,

  • Comment 168, posted at 04.10.18 11:36:45 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 168) : Dont jinx the Griquas game 😯

  • Comment 169, posted at 04.10.18 12:00:42 by SheldonK Reply

  • @The hound (Comment 168) : Mac, now you show some sense for a changev 👿
    Wow 4 tries, that is impressive, except for the fact that WP scored 7. Look I would like nothing more than the Sharks beating WP, but I simply can’t see the Sharks making up 22 points, with WP getting heavy artillery back too.

  • Comment 170, posted at 04.10.18 13:39:48 by KingCheetah Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 163) : I agree with pretty much all of your points. If anything (without going to the trouble of collating stats for last year and this year to date), on a curve, Sharks play and results have not improved. In fact, I saw better fluency from the team in last year’s Currie Cup, for which Bosch was the starting fly-half (mostly). I have highlights of most of those games and by comparison with this year, the offloads were sticking last year. In my opinion, Marius Louw has regressed, as has Bosch and much of the back line. The only one who looks like he tries every match is Ward – his effort on defense is illustrative of passion for me. Again, compared with last year, something is off on attack. A lot of people criticize Jake White. I think it was 2014 and I forked out R700 for a Sharks SR jersey because I was quietly confident. Now, if I take the impulse to buy a Sharks jersey as a metric, I wouldn’t buy one if it were on sale in Checkers at R99.95. Not for the 2018 Sharks. How much time should Rob Sr. get? I don’t know. All I know is that the team is not on an upward curve. And I know that it doesn’t have to take several years if everyone buys in – look what Scott Robertson did at the Saders…first two years, two wins. Sharks need pedigree coach; in my opinion, whether that coach was formerly a Shark should be immaterial, although its been a consideration up to now.

  • Comment 171, posted at 04.10.18 14:21:38 by SeanJeff Reply
  • @SeanJeff (Comment 171) : agreed mate. There has been no growth under Rob. Key players such as Bosch and Louw have regressed. There’s no clear system or pattern to build our game on. You just can’t build on an offloading game as that entails everything thing else is in place which it is not. Ward is very good and has grown as a player. Reminds me of Conrad Smith.

  • Comment 172, posted at 05.10.18 11:10:49 by GreatSharksays Reply


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