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Lambie not the only WP worry

2012-10-23 07:29

Cape Town - While admitting that Sharks flyhalf Patrick Lambie is a massive threat, Western Province coach Allister Coetzee says they'll make a mistake to only focus on one player in the Currie Cup final on Saturday.

Lambie was instrumental two years ago when the Sharks beat WP 30-10 in the final at Kings Park which will make the Capetonians wary of a possible repeat performance on Saturday. Lambie also produced a strong display in the semi-final last week, when he completely overshadowed the Blue Bulls' Morné Steyn in 20-3 victory.

"He is a gifted player who immediately pounces when there's an opportunity,"Coetzee told Die Burger's website.

"He currently plays above what is expected of him after getting little game time (at the Springboks) over the last few months. His core skills are very good and he always has time to weigh up his options."

But the WP coach was quick to point out that they cannot only focus on one player against a team full of international stars.

"A player like Lambie is a class act and as opponents there's not much we can do about that.

"We'd rather focus on the opponent as a whole and make sure that our plans are in place. We can't worry about Lambie alone because the whole Sharks team is a very powerful one.

"We also know that they have a strong contingent on the bench and that includes a Springbok or two," Coetzee told SAPA.

The final at Kings Park kicks off at 17:00 on Saturday.

Sport24

Comments
  • gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-10-23 07:37

    Finally someone from weepee talks some sense. This Sharks team is phenominal, right up there with Teichman's team of the 90's. Go Sharks.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-23 11:03

      Teichman who?

  • jason.a.evershed - 2012-10-23 07:49

    No one can can predict a final but in current form i can only see the sharks winning. Black and white - Nothing else matters. Gooooooooooooooooo Sharks

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 08:06

      You is are right!!!

      ron.rielander - 2012-10-23 09:23

      S H A R K S by 30+

      denny.cray - 2012-10-23 09:35

      Yep, Sharks have to be the favourites but I suspect WP will be the hungrier of the two. Hopefully we will have another cracker of a game :)

      dirk.visser.96 - 2012-10-23 09:44

      Bakkies ek vermoed die"B" op jou keyboard sal volgende week nie meer funksioneel wees nie!!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-23 11:05

      Dirk, gaan sy naam dan Akkies Otha wees?

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-10-23 07:52

    Lambie has shown amazing maturity in his play after frustrating bench time with the boks. Individual performances can change games but a team effort and effective combinations are still key in all games. Sharks have got it right.

  • vernon.annandale.7 - 2012-10-23 08:02

    Can't say I'm not worried! Both teams have great players that can swing a game,its going to be big! SHARKS 4 LIFE!!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 08:10

      Dont worry Vernon, I think this one is all but in the bag!!!!

  • christopher.tarboton - 2012-10-23 08:30

    AC relishing the underdog status. Big game coming, make no mistake, but overall the Sharks seem to be in a good place, playing good balanced rugby, and are playing as a solid unit. Heres hoping.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 08:36

      Not relishing, understanding!!!!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 11:25

      Gepraat van relish, ek is nou lus vir 'n wimpy burger!

  • wesley.green.3597 - 2012-10-23 09:01

    WP definitely the underdogs for the Final, but seriously nobody would ever write them off! Easily the two best teams in SA though #S15 #CurriCup . just make it a great show boys!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 09:27

      I would!!!

  • niel.mathews.1 - 2012-10-23 09:29

    Bwahahahaha. Im sorry, but i have to write this - that brainless blue bulls idiot "blou.johnny" is nowehere to be seen. If WP loses, im sure he will be back. What a sore loser.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 09:41

      He has a job you know, unlike me!!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 09:50

      and you

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-23 10:53

      @niel.... ....Cape Clowns.. ....Cupless.. ...11 years.. ..after Saturday.. ....12 years.. ...champion chokers...!! ........Bhwa ha ha a ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha..!!!!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 11:03

      Welcome back Johnny! Niel, correction not "if" WP loses, "when" the WP lose tjom!

  • flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 10:20

    Die bulls supporters is so naar dat hulle span uit is dat hulle voel of hulle kan vrek van skaam wees. Nou probeer hulle nonsens praat van die WP om hul eie mislukkings te probeer wegsteek. Ek love dit! Go WP!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 10:24

      Nee, ons het darm nog hoop vir die Bulle gehad, julle weet ten minste julle gaan choke!!!

      hoffjw - 2012-10-23 10:27

      Spesifiek die wat in hulle ouers se garages bly ( s00s Blou jollie.....bakkies poepneus)

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 10:37

      Nee oom, ek bly in my ouers se agterplaas in n tent!!!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 11:00

      Ons kry nie skaam nie... ten minste het al ons ondersteuner tande!

      flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 11:13

      Dis okay. Gelukkig het ons almal nie greesy mullets nie. Dis net te erg.

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 11:20

      Ek kan tog mooi smile, mullet en al! Bring die tandmuis darem vir jul ouens 'n geldjie?

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 12:00

      Rasict pig!!!

      flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 12:11

      Nee bakkies ek is glad nie n racist nie. Het net nog nie n wit ou sonder voortande gesien nie. Ek het geen probleem met coloured mense nie. Of swart nie. Solank hy WP skree dan like ek hom nog meer. Dis mos julle outjies daar bo wat die groot awb rassiste is. Hier onder leef ons saam in vrede. En mens spel dit racist nie rasict nie jou idioot. Gaan terug skool toe.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 12:20

      Whatever, jy het dit klaar gesé!!!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 12:23

      Eintlik het ek my cortina gesmous vir 'n bakkie! Baie meer spasie vir my, my sussie EN jou ma!

      flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 12:42

      @bakkies ek het glad nie n rassistiese aanmerking gemaak nie. Het julle net mooi laat verstaan dat dit gewoonlik kleurling mense is wat soms tande missing het. Dit maak nie van n mens n rassis nie. Julle patetiese bloubul ondersteuners is die rassiste wat die onderwerp opgebring het en altyd die tande onderwerp opbring. And just by the way ek het al baie kleurling bloubul ondersteuners gesien sonder voortande so kry jou feite reg oor WP ondersteuners. I love all who supports the mighty WP! En @tang gaan n@@I jou eie ma asb. Mens sal sweer julle ouens is in die kinderkrans of iets.

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 12:48

      flou, ek wil nie, is jy nou kwaad tande?

      flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 12:59

      @tang nee wat jong raak nie kwaad vir simpel comments op n blog nie. Huil jy nogsteeds elke aand jouself aan die slaap oor jou span wat uit is? Het jy n tissue nodig? Sal vir jou n boks tissues stuur met airfreight. Jy kan dit later vanmiddag op danville se poskantoor gaan afhaal.

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 13:15

      Stuur asb dit vir my Kempton toe, dis waar ek bly. Nie baie skerp nie né?

      flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 13:32

      Net so erg soos danville. Soek jy n tissue? Jou hemp se kraag is al nat van al jou traantjies. Siestog

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 13:54

      Hi sies tandmuis, niemand van Danville was nou lelik met jou nie, nou kraak jy hulle af. Gaan jy nou vir my die tissues stuur of nie?

      flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 14:06

      Ja dis klaar oppad. Waybill nr DV9653110507. Gaan haal hom 16:00 by die poskantoor. Het hom divert kempton toe spesiaal net vir jou.

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-23 10:43

    WP is so k*k ek skeer n hamstring as ek hule games kyk...

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 10:51

      Lol!!!!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 10:59

      Ja jis, ek kry miltsteek!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-23 11:07

      M.a.w jy skeer jou bene? Tipies.

      flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 11:54

      Sjoe maar jul grappies raak net dowwer by die dag. Die breinselle raak alweer min jong. Toemaar dis amper desember vir julle. Dan is jul breinkrag gelykstaande aan n bobbejaan sin.

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-23 12:36

      Mens moet bieki humor het...jy kan nie langlip deur di lewe gaan ni

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 12:49

      Ja nee kyk tertius, dis maklik om onder die WP manne se velle in te kruip! Geen sin vir humor nie!

      flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 12:55

      Ek sou gelag het as dit n snaakse grappie was, maar ongelukkig het die grappie nie eens sense gemaak nie.

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 13:04

      Flou, jou hele lewe maak nie sense nie tande!

      flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 13:28

      Lyk my iemand raak nou kwaad en wil alweer huil oor sy span wat uit is. Tissue?

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 13:38

      Asseblief, kan jou ma hom dalk vir my bring?

      flou.nulle.7 - 2012-10-23 14:03

      Oh so jou fetish is ou tannies? Moes geraai het.

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 14:33

      Nie alle ou tannies nie, net JOU ma!

  • riaan.crouse1 - 2012-10-23 10:48

    Dus n ander jaar die,WP jou lekker ding!!!

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-23 11:48

      Ek het dit laas jaar en di vorige jaar gehoor

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 12:22

      En die jaar voor dit en voor dit en voor dit....

  • nathan.buchner - 2012-10-23 11:06

    Cats bo!!!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 11:13

      Go NIGERIA, just GO!!!!

  • niel.mathews.1 - 2012-10-23 11:14

    @ Blou.johnny: Please comment where the bulls are? Even if WP lose saturday, still means the bulls came 4th................out of 6 teams. and BTW (yes, that stands for "by the way" - dont expect a person like you to know that) - oh never mind - whats the use debating with a person like you who has limited brain capacity - yes, limited. No constructive criticism, just 11 year no wins blah blah blah. What has SA come to. shame

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 11:21

      Okay niel, sorry niel. We'll stop with the 11 year cupless stories!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 11:21

      12 years cupless!!!!!

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-23 12:04

      niel... ...relax... ..be happy... ..you are too serious.... ...its only sports... ......Go Sharks...!!

  • marcus.bidoli - 2012-10-23 12:50

    imagine rugby is your life...and then you don't make the final , and worse you wake up every morning in Pretoria and long for the old days..tough life, but hang in there ..things will get better ...soon you'll wake up in Tshwane...bot Steve will cry even more

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 12:54

      ANC gatkruiper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 12:54

      Amper 12jaar!!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 13:07

      marcus, If you're gonna be a smartass, first you have to be smart. Otherwise you're just an ass.

      niel.mathews.1 - 2012-10-23 13:27

      @ Marcus - I love the way tang.willemse states "If you're gonna be a smartass, first you have to be smart. Otherwise you're just an ass". I didnt find your comment as being one of a smart ass. I think the bulls supporters cant handle the fact that their team just isnt performing so they keep on with their 11 year BS in order to "satisfy" themselves. Can you imagine how Bakkie.botha came up with ANC Gatkruiper just from your comment. Its so sad. One can clearly identify sad sad bulls supporters. Whats even more sad is that the springbok team is riddled with Blue Bulls inferior players yet the same fans says that WP players are useless. Im not a hardcore supporter like the peanut gallery of the Blue Bulls fans on here, but we def need to have less bulls players in our SA team. Then maybe, just maybe people will stop making excuses for sad sad "heineken" meyer and we can play some REAL sugby.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-10-23 13:29

      Marcus when you say rugby is their life, do you mean they have nothing better to do on a Saturday than to go and stand in front of Furniture City and watch the game on the display TV in the window? I think that explains why Bulls fans are always so misinformed come Monday morning...........they dont get to hear the commentary. And by "old days" do you mean when a Bulls fan could get up on a Saturday morning, put on his safari suit and vellies and walk to the off-sales to get his nip of Viceroy and a can of coke?

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 13:41

      Niel & Bootman, I don't know what makes u guys so stupid, but damn it works!

  • niel.mathews.1 - 2012-10-23 13:38

    Bootman - be carefull - The bulls fans may say you racist and Blou.Johnny might just reply with "11 year cupless". You dont wanna disturb the peanut gallery that has very limited brains and little to add via constructive comment. I think its the water out there side (yes Blou.Johnny, im being sarcastic - jaso im getting tired of spelling things out to you)

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 14:34

      Niel, ek kan aan 'n woord dink waarmee jou naam rym....

  • mavusana.vilakazi - 2012-10-23 17:27

    ''if'' HM does not field Pat Lambie @ 10 during the European Tour THEN he DEFINETLY has a ''BIG PROBLEM ''

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