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Mchunu’s front against the Cheetahs


Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :Original Content on 22 Jul 2021 at 12:29

Sean Everitt has selected a very mobile loose trio (Venter, Richardson and Buthelezi) for Saturday’s game (14:30). New (old) Shark Lourens Adriaanse will be covering tight head from the bench.

Bosch is back at 10 while Grant Williams takes over from the banned Jaden Hendrikse. Werner Kok continues at 13 with Jeremy Ward on the bench.

Currie Cup games against the Cheetahs in Bloem are always tough encounters, especially with Ruan Pienaar in great form.

A number of these players featured against the BI Lions and should all be the better players for it.

1. Ntuthuko Mchunu

2. Kerron van Vuuren

3. Khutha Mchunu

4. Le Roux Roets

5. Reniel Hugo

6. James Venter

7. Dylan Richardson

8. Phepsi Buthelezi (c)

9. Grant Williams

10. Curwin Bosch

11. Thaakir Abrahams

12. Marius Louw

13. Werner Kok

14. Marnus Potgieter

15. Anthony Volmink

Replacements

16. Dan Jooste

17. MJ Majola

18. Lourens Adriaanse

19. Thembelani Bholi

20. Mpilo Gumede

21. Cameron Wright

22. Lionel Cronje

23. Jeremy Ward


109 Comments

  • Loosies and centres looking exciting. When is Bosch going to find his form?

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.07.21 13:14:14 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Great to see Cameron Wright is back in the mix

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.07.21 23:03:36 by durbsguy Reply

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  • And Marius van der westhuizen gets the first call of the match wrong

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.07.21 14:32:54 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • And Bosch on his first kick messes it up

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.07.21 14:33:35 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • First ruck we poach the ball, cheetahs cleaners are just shoulder charging in

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.07.21 14:35:47 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Bosch misses the easiest of tackles and build up has specman scoring in the corner. Bring Lionel on now, 3 minutes and Bosch has done nothing right

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.07.21 14:37:04 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Pienaar misses he 2nd kick, 5-0 after 5 minutes

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.07.21 14:37:54 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Cheetahs being pinged for offsides quite aggressively

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.07.21 14:40:03 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • 5-0 after 10 Bosch kicks a penalty wide

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.07.21 14:41:09 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Sharks are keeping the pace up in the game and the cheetahs can’t seem to match it

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.07.21 14:42:53 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Sharks very sloppy, if we get the accuracy right, we should win this

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.07.21 14:43:33 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Marius pinging every offside and not rolling away in the rucks, discipline is going to be key

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.07.21 14:44:47 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Its going to be one of “those” games…

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.07.21 14:45:11 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 13) : not pretty at all

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.07.21 14:46:33 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Ruan Pienaar off for 10, a lot of niggle

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.07.21 14:48:42 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Game is losing shape. Sharks moving their way upfield through Cheetahs mistakes, but they have to take advantage of the extra man,

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.07.21 14:50:19 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Cheetahs collapsed the maul again and got away with it…. then Sharks give away the penalty.

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.07.21 14:51:13 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Cheetahs player with knee on ground wins a penalty 5m from their try line

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.07.21 14:51:41 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Great work Werner Kok and the sharks had some good fast play to set up the try.

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.07.21 14:53:14 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Werner kok scores after mchunu makes 30m downfield

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.07.21 14:53:20 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • 5-7 after 22min

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.07.21 14:53:48 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Sharks looking good when the game gets loose, but a few errors still destroying continuity.

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.07.21 14:55:53 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Sharks are a tough team to watch. They do good things, but just never play with the consistency you need to win games. They never build on momentum, but flipflop from moment to moment.

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.07.21 14:59:29 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Heh?

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.07.21 15:00:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Why take a scrum instead of kicking for the corner?

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.07.21 15:00:47 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks have just raped that call. A penalty on the 22 in front of the poles and they took the scrum with Pienaar coming back on, so they dont even have the man advantage…

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.07.21 15:00:52 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Possible gras cutter missed there?

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.07.21 15:01:42 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Again, the sharks move the ball up then turn it over and throw away 3 points

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.07.21 15:01:50 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Great try by the sharks from deep. Again they look so good at times, but then will probably mess up the kickoff and be back under pressure.

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.07.21 15:03:07 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Potgieter dismantled the cheetahs defense after a good pass by Bosch, grant Williams scores under the post

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.07.21 15:03:23 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • 14 – 8 after 30

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.07.21 15:03:42 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • 8-14 after 31min

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.07.21 15:04:09 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Yup, penalty straight back to them in the sharks half

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.07.21 15:04:58 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Although Im not sure how much more quickly Richardson could have rolled away…

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.07.21 15:05:33 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 33) : when brosnihan defends a sharks player, you know the call was dicey

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.07.21 15:05:43 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • 11-14 after 33min

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.07.21 15:06:07 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Our lineouts have been terrible

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.07.21 15:06:52 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @jdolivier (Comment 35) : Yeah seems all the ex-shark players that moved elsewhere seem to be shark haters when they retire.

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.07.21 15:07:16 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Roets works so hard it’s amazing, especially for a man of his size

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.07.21 15:07:40 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 38) : they miss the weather, it’s envy

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.07.21 15:07:59 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 38) : Stransky… Kempson… weird.

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.07.21 15:08:16 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • 11-17 after 35min

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.07.21 15:08:36 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Sharks need one more score before the half and make sure definitely that the Cheetahs dont

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.07.21 15:10:43 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Cheetahs tired, if we keep this pace up, thus might turn ugly for them 2nd half

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.07.21 15:10:47 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Sharks did exactly what they needed to. Great try

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.07.21 15:12:36 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Abrahams makes a kolbe like breakout and volmink scores after a fantastic pass by louw

  • Comment 46, posted at 24.07.21 15:13:37 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Abrahams could be the next Kolbe if he keeps up like this.

  • Comment 47, posted at 24.07.21 15:13:57 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • 11-24 half time one more try for the bonus point

  • Comment 48, posted at 24.07.21 15:14:32 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Sharks must score next. They need momentum. If they let the Cheetahs score quickly after halftime it would be a real pity. They need to keep up the intensity and continuity.

  • Comment 49, posted at 24.07.21 15:25:36 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Bosch having a decent game actually. His best in a while.

  • Comment 50, posted at 24.07.21 15:30:53 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Cheetahs score 18-27 after 49 minutes

  • Comment 51, posted at 24.07.21 15:37:10 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • The turnover ruck in the last try had no release, hands in ruck , from the side etc and ref ignored all

  • Comment 52, posted at 24.07.21 15:38:43 by byron Reply

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  • Tmo needs to call that back

  • Comment 53, posted at 24.07.21 15:39:52 by byron Reply

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  • Cheetahs not done here. Sharks need to keep focus

  • Comment 54, posted at 24.07.21 15:40:02 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks need to wake up

  • Comment 55, posted at 24.07.21 15:40:45 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Cheetahs with 2 tries in 4 minutes, sharks have stopped playing

  • Comment 56, posted at 24.07.21 15:40:53 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • 23-27 after 55min

  • Comment 57, posted at 24.07.21 15:41:26 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Pulling back and a neckroll

  • Comment 58, posted at 24.07.21 15:41:46 by byron Reply

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  • Mchunu our best centre

  • Comment 59, posted at 24.07.21 15:43:19 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Great response from Sharks

  • Comment 60, posted at 24.07.21 15:43:29 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Mchunu at prop is like having another loosie on the field, good play by Bosch, mchunu runs 20m amd offloads to Williams who scores under the posts

  • Comment 61, posted at 24.07.21 15:44:01 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Bosch playing a lot better taking gaps and offloading

  • Comment 62, posted at 24.07.21 15:44:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 23-34 after 57min and bonus point

  • Comment 63, posted at 24.07.21 15:44:39 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Saal after 2 niggly bullshit, penalized on our 5m line

  • Comment 64, posted at 24.07.21 15:45:51 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Marius vd Westhuyzen actually punishes players swimming around the sides of the mauls. Peyper can learn something

  • Comment 65, posted at 24.07.21 15:46:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 65) : peyper can learn much, van der westhuizen has never been my favorite ref, but his showing today has been great

  • Comment 66, posted at 24.07.21 15:48:25 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Damn

  • Comment 67, posted at 24.07.21 15:49:00 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Specman runs the Sharks ragged

  • Comment 68, posted at 24.07.21 15:49:05 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Specman slaughters our defense and scores a 50m try

  • Comment 69, posted at 24.07.21 15:49:20 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • 30-34 after 64min, shit

  • Comment 70, posted at 24.07.21 15:50:23 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Sharks just cant build momentum!!

  • Comment 71, posted at 24.07.21 15:50:42 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Cheetahs handling the ball with knees on the ground a lot. Finally got pinged there.

  • Comment 72, posted at 24.07.21 15:51:40 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • 30-37 Bosch kicks 55m penalty, 67min gone

  • Comment 73, posted at 24.07.21 15:52:47 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Pienaar has been dirty today, a lot of off the ball bullshit

  • Comment 74, posted at 24.07.21 15:54:37 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Sharks scrum got a bit shunted there. Not a good sign with 12 mins to go

  • Comment 75, posted at 24.07.21 15:55:28 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • What a kick by Bosch!!!

  • Comment 76, posted at 24.07.21 15:56:20 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @jdolivier (Comment 74) : Yeah

  • Comment 77, posted at 24.07.21 15:56:41 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • That must be a try surely

  • Comment 78, posted at 24.07.21 15:57:26 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Sharks should close this out now

  • Comment 79, posted at 24.07.21 15:59:03 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Rolling maul try 30-44 after 72min

  • Comment 80, posted at 24.07.21 15:59:04 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • 14 point game again, but beware the Cheetahs

  • Comment 81, posted at 24.07.21 15:59:12 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Apart from his defense, Bosch has played very well today

  • Comment 82, posted at 24.07.21 16:00:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Dumb penalty to give away

  • Comment 83, posted at 24.07.21 16:00:25 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 82) : He has indeed. Definitely his best of the year

  • Comment 84, posted at 24.07.21 16:00:54 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Sharks need to hold out here or at least hold on as long as possible

  • Comment 85, posted at 24.07.21 16:02:08 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • 5 min left, cheetahs have a 5m line-out

  • Comment 86, posted at 24.07.21 16:02:16 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • 5m scrum, with blommetjies and specman, here might be trouble

  • Comment 87, posted at 24.07.21 16:02:45 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Perfect… sharks are dragging out the scrum. Should make it tricky for Cheetahs to score twice

  • Comment 88, posted at 24.07.21 16:03:40 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Awesome defense. Game over

  • Comment 89, posted at 24.07.21 16:05:27 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Richardson great steal, all round amazing defense

  • Comment 90, posted at 24.07.21 16:05:44 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Another massive kick by Bosch

  • Comment 91, posted at 24.07.21 16:05:58 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • First turnover for the Sharks probably win this game. Some ferocious defense before that

  • Comment 92, posted at 24.07.21 16:06:10 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Lots of niggle in this game

  • Comment 93, posted at 24.07.21 16:07:21 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Good win for the sharks in the end. Probably the most complete game they have played in 2021.

  • Comment 94, posted at 24.07.21 16:08:00 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • 47 – 30

  • Comment 95, posted at 24.07.21 16:08:29 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Cheetahs are really a filthy team, there has been so much niggles after the whistle

  • Comment 96, posted at 24.07.21 16:08:32 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Great win

  • Comment 97, posted at 24.07.21 16:08:56 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Best game from Bosch in ages.

  • Comment 98, posted at 24.07.21 16:09:07 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @jdolivier (Comment 96) : Yes they didnt handle this loss at all well. Thought they would pitch up and take the sharks like they did WP. Even rugby365 had the Cheetahs by 15.

  • Comment 99, posted at 24.07.21 16:09:29 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 99) : it should be called bulls365, all the players stepped up, Bosch was shocking in the first 5 minutes, then rediscovered what made him great in 2020. The 2 b&I lions games really helped this team discover some magic

  • Comment 100, posted at 24.07.21 16:11:35 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 98) : Totally, he ran at the line, and didn’t immediately kick everything. Still scared of tackling it seems, but much better, like the Curwin of old.

  • Comment 101, posted at 24.07.21 16:12:01 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Marnus potgieter and abrahams take a bow, we have so many quality wings, loose forwards and scrumhlaves currently.

  • Comment 102, posted at 24.07.21 16:13:13 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • The defense in the last 10 was something else, like what Duane said in the Springbok documentary about drawing a line in the sand. All attitude. Very happy supporter.

  • Comment 103, posted at 24.07.21 16:14:08 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Ruan not giving Sharks any credit… come on hes better than that

  • Comment 104, posted at 24.07.21 16:14:24 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @byron (Comment 58) : Marius said on the mic that he’s not going to check the holding back of the 9 as it had no impact on the game. I beg to bloody differ, the Cheetahs were under pressure at the time.

  • Comment 105, posted at 24.07.21 16:15:54 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Absolutely love phepsi as captain, his interviews are also years ahead of his age

  • Comment 106, posted at 24.07.21 16:16:30 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 104) : said earlier he has become a thug

  • Comment 107, posted at 24.07.21 16:17:21 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 104) : Obviously, still feeling sore, but yeah, he should be better than that. Pienaar was solid, but he didn’t outplay Williams, bad day at the office for him.

  • Comment 108, posted at 24.07.21 16:17:23 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • Listen its tough to play 2 games in 4 days, but he could have said the Sharks played well. Instead it was just that their discipline (his actually) let them down and the turn around was too short. Shitty really

  • Comment 109, posted at 24.07.21 16:19:31 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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