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Sharks vs Cardiff


Written by Henk Terblanche (Bokhoring)

Posted in :United Rugby Championship on 14 Oct 2021 at 20:34

The Sharks managed an improved showing against the Ospreys last week although there is still a lot of room for improvement. Boeta Chamberlain had a big hand in that win and it is good to see the coach persisting with him at 10 this week. Another player I feel deserve more opportunity is Marnus Potgieter who has again been selected at 14.

Anthony Volminck moves to wing and Curwin Bosch comes back into the squad at fullback.

Hopefully the Sharks can continue with their second half showing where they shook off the nerves and scored two very good tries – the second one actually from first phase ball and some very quick hands finding the gap in the defense.

  1. Ntuthuko Mchunu
  2. Kerron van Vuuren
  3. Thomas du Toit (v/c)
  4. Ruben van Heerden
  5. Hyron Andrews
  6. Dylan Richardson
  7. Henco Venter
  8. Phepsi Buthelezi (Capt)
  9. Ruan Pienaar
  10. Boeta Chamberlain
  11. Anthony Volmink
  12. Murray Koster
  13. Jeremy Ward
  14. Marnus Potgieter
  15. Curwin Bosch

Substitutes

  1. Dan Jooste
  2. Khwezi Mona
  3. Wiehahn Herbst
  4. Reniel Hugo
  5. Gerbrandt Grobler
  6. James Venter
  7. Tian Meyer
  8. Werner Kok

60 Comments

  • So glad the site is back 🙂

    Strong looking team.

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.10.21 08:28:40 by ChrisS Reply
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  • Yep, lets keep this place going, too much angst, blood, sweat tears, laughs, stirring etc, etc invested here to let it peter out…..and of course I also want a platform to pose the question of whether Rob du Preez senior was so wrong in playing Curwin at full back.

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.10.21 13:24:56 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Some blasts from the past showing up here – hehe

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.10.21 13:27:36 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • I ‘ve been lurking around here since Covid struck, I guess slow traffic is one thing but not having the website at all makes one realise that we need to post to keep it going.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.10.21 14:16:57 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Not entirely sure what happened. The hosting arrangement still runs via Rob (it really still is his site) – I thought he may have pulled the plug.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.10.21 14:59:33 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 5) : Thank you so much for your efforts in keeping the articles going. Taken a break from all things sharks for a while, glad to see the die hards are still here

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.10.21 16:31:43 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Glad the site is back, nice to see some faces 🙂

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.10.21 17:40:50 by Here be dragons Reply

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  • Come on boys. Let’s try improve on last week’s performance a

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.10.21 20:36:02 by durbsguy Reply

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  • We may see a bit of Diaz Bonilla tonight – our Argentinian import is on the bench

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.10.21 20:36:03 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Don’t agree with the last penalty – Thomas got hands on before the ruck formed

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.10.21 20:43:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Poor tackle from Phepsi allows the little Welsh fullback to score a try

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.10.21 20:47:06 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Cardiff leads 10-0

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.10.21 20:47:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Bosch manages a 50-22

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.10.21 20:53:53 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks doing well in the mauls (2 penalties in a row) but then takes the option to posts

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.10.21 20:55:26 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And Pienaar shanks it

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.10.21 20:55:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Cardiff doing the bulk of the attacking – Sharks defending. Sharks needs to hang onto the ball for a bit

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.10.21 20:58:28 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks just cannot hang onto the ball. One pass one drop

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.10.21 21:02:07 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Cardiff winning the kicking game at the moment

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.10.21 21:04:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Cardiff finding gaps because they play the game at full speed. Another try

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.10.21 21:06:27 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 17-0. This is becoming worrying for the Sharks

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.10.21 21:06:55 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Thomas scores the first try for the Sharks after a number of pick and go’s

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.10.21 21:10:32 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 17-7

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.10.21 21:10:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Some really poor passing in the Sharks back line tonight

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.10.21 21:20:08 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 17-10

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.10.21 21:20:40 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Agree with Matfield – wish the Sharks run more onto the pass. I hate the passing back to stationary players

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.10.21 21:29:26 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Good start from the Sharks but then Cardiff gets a turnover penalty just as it starts looking threatening

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.10.21 21:34:42 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks keeping the ball in hand for longer periods

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.10.21 21:42:44 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Just need to be more patient

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.10.21 21:44:03 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Turned down 2 penalty shots for no benefit so far

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.10.21 21:45:23 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Stuff up the lineout but then manage to hold up the Welsh in a maul

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.10.21 21:48:00 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks have been camping in the Cardiff 22 for more than 10 minutes but no points

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.10.21 21:50:58 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • The one man charge easily get turned over – Sharks needs to work on keeping the ball alive in contact

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.10.21 21:52:18 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks keep losing the ball in contact – so frustrating

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.10.21 21:57:09 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • After saying no to 4 penalties inside the 22 Bosch now takes a long kick just from inside half

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.10.21 22:00:55 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • And misses

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.10.21 22:01:22 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Still 17-10

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.10.21 22:02:55 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Terrible from us. Just the sake stupid decision making.

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.10.21 22:04:00 by Here be dragons Reply

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  • Sharks need to do a better job of supporting the player that receives the kicks under pressure. Cardiff 20-10

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.10.21 22:04:50 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • That should be an offside penalty … Not a knockon

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.10.21 22:05:37 by byron Reply

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  • Seems you need to explain the rules to the ref

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.10.21 22:06:37 by byron Reply

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  • Bonilla on. Maybe he can spark something on attack

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.10.21 22:07:15 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Finally Potgieter scores

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.10.21 22:08:34 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Try sharks

  • Comment 43, posted at 16.10.21 22:08:43 by byron Reply

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  • Bonilla makes an immediate difference

  • Comment 44, posted at 16.10.21 22:09:14 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • 20-17 Game on

  • Comment 45, posted at 16.10.21 22:09:35 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • That should be red or yellow

  • Comment 46, posted at 16.10.21 22:10:28 by byron Reply

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  • How is that taken back – he did not touch the ball

  • Comment 47, posted at 16.10.21 22:13:16 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Sharks will have to score another try and convert to win this game 23-17

  • Comment 48, posted at 16.10.21 22:15:37 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Won’t do it by dropping the bloody ball

  • Comment 49, posted at 16.10.21 22:16:49 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Plays not over but ref calls it

  • Comment 50, posted at 16.10.21 22:18:41 by byron Reply

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  • WTF Boeta – 10 seconds left and you kick the ball away

  • Comment 51, posted at 16.10.21 22:19:30 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Frustrating game from the Sharks – could have won this game

  • Comment 52, posted at 16.10.21 22:20:06 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Not a lot of rugby intelligence on show from the Sharks tonight. As good as Boeta was last week he was really poor tonight.

  • Comment 53, posted at 16.10.21 22:22:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Only caught the last 10 minutes, rsa teams really struggling with the refs, but this ref got it wrong with the boeta kick and the last line out should have been allowed

  • Comment 54, posted at 16.10.21 22:24:29 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • @jdolivier (Comment 54) : According to the ref the official time keeper called it

  • Comment 55, posted at 16.10.21 22:25:43 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • Ref and AR’s also called a ball carried back when Boeta did not touch it when it skid past him.

  • Comment 56, posted at 16.10.21 22:29:38 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 55) : still feel he has his own watch and he took more than 30 seconds to make the decision. He got it wrong, couldn’t admit it, blamed the time keeper. My opinion. Unfortunately another should have match, the post match replays show 8 knock ons on attack.

  • Comment 57, posted at 16.10.21 22:30:40 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Why change a winning team combination? Who was supposed to be the kicker? Who was supposed to be the captain? So frustrating ?

  • Comment 58, posted at 16.10.21 22:31:25 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 56) : that was shocking. No SA team has had good luck with the officials. The Italian ref for the stormers last night would have suited us well here

  • Comment 59, posted at 16.10.21 22:32:01 by jdolivier Reply

     
  • Forwards have improved heaps in lineouts, scrums and mauls. Unfortunately a couple of them still cough up the ball in contact too easily. The one off runner approach is just handing over ball to the other team.

    Defense is actually pretty good except for a few soft moments.

    However the passing in the backline is very poor and we have no plan on attack except to play deep behind the advantage line.

    I would really like to see players running onto the ball and not receive the ball standing still.

  • Comment 60, posted at 17.10.21 09:12:24 by Bokhoring Reply
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