Sharks aware of Pumas danger

2010-09-09 23:32

Christo Buchner

Durban – As someone that grew up in Swellendam and took his first meaningful rugby steps in the Boland, Stefan Terblanche has a soft spot for the so-called minnows of South African rugby.

“I enjoy playing in places like Witbank and Rustenburg. For me it’s a special experience to play in the countryside,” said the Sharks captain, who will be playing fullback in Friday night’s Currie Cup match against the Pumas in Witbank.

He also realises the dangers of these kind of matches. After all, the Sharks were beaten by the Pumas in Witbank in 2004.

The Lions and Blue Bulls will be able to tell the Sharks from recent experiences that you don’t just pitch and collect five points against the Pumas.

The Sharks are still licking their wounds after coming unstuck in Pretoria, while the Pumas are very confident after consecutive victories.

The home team is playing well according to a pattern that has yielded success.

Sharks assistant coach Huge Reece-Edwards admitted that too much possession was kicked away against the Bulls.

That is why the visitors will probably try to hold onto possession longer on Friday night.


  • WP Profeet - 2010-09-10 05:46

    The Pumas by 5-7 points!!! After they've beaten the Blue Bulls and the DEMOLITION of the Sharks by the Bulls, I can't see how the Sharks can beat the Pumas!!! Go Pumas!!! Kaapse en WP ondersteuning....

  • brinjal - 2010-09-10 07:39

    Stafan at fullback, NOT flyhalf, geez, get the basic facts right!

  • @WP Profeet - 2010-09-10 07:43

    Interesting little formula you've got there. So the Sharks lost to the Nulle, which in turn lost to the Pumas which HAS to imply that the Pumas are better than the Sharks, but WP lost to the Sharks, whom in turn lost to the Nulle, whom in turn lost to the Pumas.......CATCH MY DRIFT?

  • Same old - 2010-09-10 07:46

    I can't see how the Sharks can beat the Pumas????? No wonder I feel like puking on my t-shirt every time I watch the "mountaingoats" play. Even Jacque Fourie has a s****y province attitute since moving down there.

  • Kwagga - 2010-09-10 07:47

    @ WP Profeet gaan praat K#K op n ander plek. Demolition of the shark by the bulls ? WTF dit was 6 punte, DEMOLITION is toe die SHARKS die Weer Probeer met 10 punte gewen het. Go SHARKS !!! SHarks 49- Pumas 19

  • @WP Profeet - 2010-09-10 07:58

    Keep dreaming china, just because WP couldnt buy a win at the moment, doesnt mean The Sharks are going to stumble at this hurdle. Brave effort from Pumas in the first 25 mins, then the flood gates will open. Sharks to get bonus point victory by 15 - 20 points.

  • @ WP Profeet - 2010-09-10 08:17

    Sour grapes coz your team is playing crap and got beaten by the Lions? If you dont know anything about rugby dont comment pn this site!

  • Valia - 2010-09-10 08:17

    Unfortunately I don't see the Sharks losing this one! But, nothing is impossible! Give the Pumas backline the ball with they're new fullback Johan Jackson, you might see the Sharks in some distress!

  • cindy @ WP Profeet - 2010-09-10 08:25

    shame, feeling a bit sore are you? DEMOLITION, my dear, would be Lions thrashing WP 46-28, not a little 6 point deficit.... nothing quite as bad as a sore WP loser... I'd take a Bulls supporter over a WP supporter any day! GO SHARKS, you can do it boys :-D

  • Grant - 2010-09-10 08:35

    Shame WP Profeet I fear you are in for a dissapointment!

  • Profeet my a$$ - 2010-09-10 08:37

    Demolition - WP Profeet you make the Kaapse (ondersteuning) look like idiots.

  • Piet Parow - 2010-09-10 11:26

    You Chatsworth-specials are on a roll with your arrogant comments. Quite cute actually, WP will see demolish your little Guppie "empire" with our A team (yes, with our Boks this time) on Newlands in a couple of weeks so enjoy your little "victory". I absolutely despise the Guppies and can't wait till the Lions steal your Bismark and Kanko.. Lambie better not get injured or you are in serious trouble - or maybe not, I just remembered you have Andre Pretorius now HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Bliiksem - 2010-09-10 12:13

    @Profeet my a$$ : What do u mean ? .. The Kaapse ondersteuners ARE Idiots boet!!

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