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Sharks book home final spot

2012-10-20 18:16

Durban - Springbok back Patrick Lambie kicked 15 points as the Sharks booked their place in the Currie Cup final with a dominating 20-3 victory over the Blue Bulls at a wet Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

Three first-half penalties from the young flyhalf put the hosts 9-0 up at the break, before two more penalties and a late Lwazi Mvovo try ensured that John Plumtree’s men will host next week’s decider.

The Sharks fully deserved their win, almost entirely dominating against the side from Pretoria, who had to play with 14 men for a period in the first half after a professional foul by Morne Mellett.

The two sides seemed reluctant to hold on to the ball during the early exchanges, while the hosts fluffed their first attempt at goal when a fifth-minute Lambie penalty from close to the halfway line dropped well short.

The kicking trend continued for most of the opening quarter, before the Sharks finally went ahead with a 22nd minute penalty from Lambie after Jano Vermaak was penalised for being off-side.

The Bulls were reduced to 14 men on the half-hour mark when prop Mellett was yellow carded for a cynical trip of Lambie after he kicked forward and looked to collect five metres short of the tryline.

Lambie slotted over the penalty and added another moments later when Francois Venter failed to release in a tackle after a fine initial chase by winger Mvovo.

It was a deserved lead for the Sharks at the break and after the restart Lambie extended the advantage when flanker Jacques Potgieter failed to roll away.

There was finally an attacking chance for the visitors 10 minutes into the second half, but they were thwarted on the line by some solid home defence -- a free-kick turning into a penalty to add insult to injury for the Bulls after some back chatting to referee Mark Lawrence.

The Bulls seemed to suddenly find momentum going forward, only for JJ Engelbrecht to knock on when they found an attacking gear.

Winger Bjorn Basson then missed a pass as he charged forward, before Pine Pienaar’s men eventually won a penalty within kickable range after Steven Sykes took too long to roll away from a ruck.

Morne Steyn converted the penalty but the Sharks hit straight back, again through Lambie, to retain their 12-point lead.

With six minutes to go, Mvovo capped a good team effort by diving over on the left to clinch the win.

SAPA

Comments
  • Priesterb - 2012-10-20 18:18

    Congratulations Sharks. The Bulls were outplayed and out whistled. Go Lions!! Blou Bul Groete!

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-20 18:19

      Blame the ref like usual. Good mate, the truth is they have been bad all year, esp Steyn. But hey, look at the bright side.......

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 18:26

      Sakkie, soos hy elke liewe keer doen. Wat 'n grap

      gungets.tuft - 2012-10-20 18:37

      Dankie Priesterb - ek het dit nodig om a regdige Blou Bul hier te vind. Groete van Durban, sien julle volgende jaar.

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-10-20 18:40

      Priester, Mark Lawrence had a shocker but having said that, the Blue Bulls were very poor. I'm glad the 2012 rugby season is over for the Bulls and some serious change is needed. The Sharks deserve the win, they had a great season so far - well done to them.

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-20 18:51

      Bring me one team supporter that has never blamed the ref

      mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-10-20 18:59

      Lol u got us oon that one. At one point or another ALL of us hve coomplained about the ref, regardless if it warrnted or not.

      Priesterb - 2012-10-20 19:42

      Howdy Rene agreed and as I said earlier the Sharks are playing excellent rugby. I think the first change required by the Bulls will be to replace Pine. He is just not good enough. This is his second season with the Bulls and he did not have a positive contribution. Go Titans make us proud tomorrow. Blou Bul Groete!

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-10-20 20:01

      Priester, don't forget our U19 and U21 both won their semi-finals today - at least they are in the finals - great talent there! Agree, go TITANS!!!

      macziekpk - 2012-10-20 20:38

      Thought Bryce Lawrence was hanging up his whistle, how did he get to ref the bulls out the game?

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-20 20:57

      Macz, you suck. You have chirped Lambie and the Sharks all week, now you need to man up and admit you we're wrong. Lawrence had a poor game, but he did screw up the try when the CHEAT Bulls tripped Lambie. Shocking piece of sportsmanship that, and it should have been a try or a penalty try, so there were two sides in the game. You and Bakkies have abused Lambie and he stepped up and outplayed MS in every department. Ludik totally outplayed Kirchner. It was a great game of rugby a deservedly won by the Sharks, and I am really proud. To Bulls supporters like Rene and Jaco who have been respectful during the week, what a great game of rugga. Far more open than I expected, and well done for turning the season around like that.

      bielie.vanzyl - 2012-10-20 21:02

      @lean.sadie - how f'en stupid are you? Priesterb CONGRATULATED THE SHARKS ON THEIR VICTORY! Did you miss that? Moron. You are the type of person that give rugby supporters a bad name. I seriously do hope that we don't support the same team.

      hoffjw - 2012-10-20 22:02

      RENE sad news for you....You playing WP in both biaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch

      donovan.duncan.77 - 2012-10-20 22:50

      typical...no other angle. got a lesson in MODERN rugby!!!

      nuus.reeder - 2012-10-21 08:27

      Lawrence was too soft on the Bulls. They played like a side who knew they were going to lose, hence all the foul play. Its called desperation - didn't work though. They would have beaten the WP though.

      terry.burne - 2012-10-21 10:53

      Hey guys - there's lots of cheap biltong for sale in Durban if anyone's interested - 22 bulls were slaughtered yesterday!

      hans.himmler.7 - 2012-10-21 18:05

      Now here we have a decent BB supporter, rare but they do exist. Thank you Priesterb, the Sharks played well, although there was a point in time during the second half where it seemed if the Bulls had a chance to get back into the game. Bulls not on form, always a tough cookie to crack when on form. I'm sure they will be back in 2013. BLACK.WHITE.DYNAMITE

      merven.halo - 2012-10-22 11:07

      Being a huge Blue Bull fan, why is Morne Steyn in the Springbok jersey and not Lambie?

  • jed.vonallemann - 2012-10-20 18:19

    LOL, who played flyhalf for the Bull's? All i saw was Lambie.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-20 18:20

      Morne, was he even on the field? Had no idea. Lambie outplayed him, whoever can't see that is just full of bull.s.

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-10-20 18:23

      The bull's supporter's want Steyn as Springboks flyhalf. LOL 1 dimensional, no skill the Bull's back line was non existent.

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 18:23

      @jed von allemann Still think a healthy, fit person in their early twenties are prone for MI's? BWA HA

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-10-20 18:24

      jaco, weren't complaining when he handed you with Super rugby titles were you?

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-10-20 18:25

      doctor google is that you?

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-20 18:26

      They can complain about the ref, but when other teams do, it is wrong. Sigh, that is the type of thing you get when you call yourself a nurse, and your mother is your sister. Poor nurse spies, poor oke!

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-10-20 18:29

      jaco, Fabrice Muamba according to you was not a healthy , fit person?

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 18:36

      Wanna go again jed? Hit your name another time?

      gungets.tuft - 2012-10-20 18:40

      Jaco - just like Morne's little girlie swinging arm at the end, Bulls discipline let them down. Live and learn boet, or suffer the consequences.

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-10-20 20:36

      Jaco, don't be so grumpy... you won the S14 by poor reffing against the Sharks a few seasons back and that time the reffing was in the Bulls favour... or does that not count? (Habana's match winning try from an offside position). Morne Steyn was nowhere today... and his cyncal stiff arm in the last movement of the game just proved how frustrated he has become... Bulls were lucky to make the playoffs in the first place. Have dop and relax.

      bielie.vanzyl - 2012-10-20 21:10

      @jaco.schalkwyk.752 - Het net gewonder, is jy en blou.johnny dieselfde persoon (gegewe jou gereelde verwisseling van identiteit en bj se eentonige kommentare (of is dit nou common-tare?))? Hoe ookal, wanneer die pennie eendag "drop", is jy welokom om my te mail. Daar is rerig 'n beter lewe. Kan jy dink hoe nice dit sou wees as jy nie na 'n rugby game op die internet na beledigings, verskonings en grootpratery hoef te soek nie? Jy het my adres. Gberuik dit enige tyd wanneer die werklikheid tot jou deurdring.

  • BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-20 18:19

    congrats to the Sharks!

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-20 18:26

      Die Sharks was die beste ,geen verskoning! Sterkte vir die finaal.

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-20 23:20

      You guys are moaning about the ref! Seriously! The try that was denied when Lawrence blew his whistle too quickly. MS with his swinging arm. You are pathetic! Admit you we're wrong, that the Sharks were better on the night, that MS was completely outplayed by Lambie in every department, and Kirchner outplayed by Ludik. Blame Lawrence all you want, but what is a fact is that you are an embarrassment to The Bulls team and supporters alike.

      willa.prinsloo - 2012-10-22 09:28

      Travie take time and read the Bloumasjien's comments. Read again.He does not refer to the ref. Read again. If you still don't get it, you are wearing someone else's glasses, or you're simply dof

  • derek.francois.3 - 2012-10-20 18:22

    Well done boys! thoroughly deserved - as for the Bulls what a bunch of overrated dirty players as I have said all along playing the man and not the ball is just not rugby. Zane outclassed - Morne outclassed - so please HM wake up and see where the real talent is....................

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-10-20 18:26

      To Stefaniedontlikechicks aka Kaptein man crack addict - the retarded "Blou jobbie" and the Pollack refugee immigrant - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha boo hoo hoo snif snif please supply an address so I can mail you girls some kleenex.....................hou lekker kry ek nou!!!!!!

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-20 18:55

      So .Now you think all the sharkies to be boks?

      jared.kinnear.5 - 2012-10-20 19:44

      Mnr Johnny what is your opinion of Reinach?

      macziekpk - 2012-10-20 20:44

      The only person who needs Kleenex is mark Bryce Lawrence to wipe the sheizen out his eyes

      johann.beets - 2012-10-21 17:21

      According to Johnny, the Bulls were beaten by a very average overrated midget. Die man ken sy rugby.

      denis.dendrinos - 2012-10-22 09:24

      Amen Derek - the bulls are constantly pushing the laws to the limits, esp at the breakdowns and have no problem using an arm or shoulder when they please. Dirtiest players around and only way they often win. If you want to talk about ref's, the sharks often have to play the opposite team AND ref, and often still come out on top. So please, today the sharks were on top their game, they adapted well and played their game as well as the bulls at theirs. Lambie, Ludik, Coetzee, Mvovo just to name a few awesome players today. As for HM - and you had Lambie warming the bench against Oz, NZ and Argentina - pretty dom ne?

  • gunner.zn.5 - 2012-10-20 18:22

    Ha ha ha, well done boys.just too good.Don' t hate appreciate. SHARKS forever

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-20 18:43

      I dont know about the other people, I dont hate any rugby teams. Bulls Groete

  • KeeperofChaos - 2012-10-20 18:22

    Fooi tog! Groot mond gewees en daar het julle dit. Well done Sharks! Go WP!!

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-21 01:44

      Well done press, you learned to copy and paste like your friends, nurse, blou, maaksiek etc. You are getting somewhere in the world, good for you.

      leak.sadie - 2012-10-21 02:14

      lean lean, i love it to be under your skin

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-10-21 17:03

      @sad leak aaaiish always trying to get under or close to someones man crack geez man I'm sure there must be gay sites where you can troll for action and retain all ur identities...................

  • eden.vanderwiel - 2012-10-20 18:22

    Morne Steyn lekker naatgat neh!! swinging arm.. Nes ek die bulle ken. Well done Sharks

      macziekpk - 2012-10-20 20:46

      The best swinging arm I've seen in a long time

      macziekpk - 2012-10-20 22:40

      If I were black I would call you xenophobic

      macziekpk - 2012-10-21 07:33

      Bzz does not compute

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-10-20 18:24

    Don't Steyn our pitch with your Bull. LOL

      macziekpk - 2012-10-20 20:46

      Got any chuck Norris jokes too?

      andrew.frehley - 2012-10-20 21:20

      macziepk: no, but how about this one: They're looking for two locks at Loftus, one for the north gate and one for the south gate.

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-21 00:02

      Thats a good one andrew Bul Groete

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-10-20 18:24

    Geluk Sharks. Julle het verdien om daar te wees....!!!!

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-10-20 18:25

    Well done Sharks. Bulls only have themselves to blame poor discipline and mistakes. Now can't wait for next game. WP tops.

  • eden.vanderwiel - 2012-10-20 18:26

    Weet nie rerig hoe julle die ref die skuld kan gee nie, is so biekie geskok deur julle.. Beter verwag jong

  • Sammy Willow - 2012-10-20 18:26

    well done Sharks, lambie won the battle over steyn, really average performance from him, again showing he needs a break

  • a.j.bosch - 2012-10-20 18:28

    MORNE STEYN you are my hero. IF you don't get cited and suspended for that cheap shot I'll eat a whole pig. Enjoy watching the tour from the side lines.

  • riaan.crouse1 - 2012-10-20 18:28

    bulls should have stayed bottom of the log lucky to play in the semis

  • barry.niekerk - 2012-10-20 18:28

    Depending on Eltons performance.......gotta think of Lambie @ 10 for boks.

  • will.fischadler - 2012-10-20 18:29

    Hmmmm waar is al die grootbek blou vulletjies....o ek het vergeet hulle kyk nie eintlik vir hul span nie....wag om die WP te sien....wel miskien choke ons weer ....maar julle kry nou redelik gereeld op julle moer....4 jaar het begin...bekerloos...

  • Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-20 18:30

    No excuses.No Blames. Sharks the better team of the day. Bulls Groete

  • a.j.bosch - 2012-10-20 18:30

    Lambie - MAN of the match. Steyn - Bitch AND villian of the match.

      a.j.bosch - 2012-10-20 19:56

      That's what we've been saying all season, but Heyneke Meyer wouldn't listen. Even Bulls supporters are now saying it. ;-)

      andrew.frehley - 2012-10-20 21:32

      stem, blou.johnny, maar ek sou steyn nie as "overrated" en "very average" beskryf nie. "Useless" is die term wat ek sou gebruik het. Maar hier's vir jou 'n stukkie troos - hy's 'n capie! Ja, morne kom af die kaap af. Dis waar sy roots is! So jy't eintlik niks om jou oor te bekommer nie :)

  • sbahle.wela - 2012-10-20 18:32

    Yeah this loss capped a very poor season for they Bulls ,they haven't played well through out curry cup campaign and were lucky 2 be on play offs ....go Sharks go!!!

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-10-20 18:32

    Lambie MOM. Ouch, Steyn. The road back is going to be a hard, uphill battle against the more talented youngsters.

  • carla.croft.77 - 2012-10-20 18:33

    SA's flagship team has sunk in deep dark Shark waters..... Lambie, jou pragtige dingetjie!

      jaco.schalkwyk.752 - 2012-10-20 18:40

      @carla Just remember Lambie won't be on Zoosk. BWA HA HA HA HA

      andrew.frehley - 2012-10-21 00:05

      Kevin, I've always regarded them as more of a Cell C side, not really up to Vodacom standard...

  • louis.scholtz1 - 2012-10-20 18:37

    Weet julle wat is vir my snaaks, Nartal het nog nie in my leeftyd enigsins iewers gekom nie, nou dat BB en FS uit is swel hul kloaak openinge so dat hul dink dat hul die nat splat is... S.A rugby is baie af sedert politiek ingeteree het...

      jaco.barkhuizen - 2012-10-20 23:22

      Hel dude, moet asb nie probeer tik as jy gesuip is nie of moet nie tik gebruik terwyl jy suip nie, wat ook al van toepasing is.

      andrew.frehley - 2012-10-21 00:11

      Sjoe, jou post is so onsamehangend dat dit nie die moeite werd is om daarop te antwoord nie. Miskien moet jy weer probeer nadat jy jou roes afgeslaap het of die dwelmmiddels uitgewerk is.

      andrew.frehley - 2012-10-21 00:21

      Die wysheid van louis scholtz (kyk gou, hy sal dit waarskynlik delete): http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1343838928951&set=a.1228619688542.2035327.1620577725&type=3&theater

  • ndabenhle.g.ngcobo - 2012-10-20 18:37

    Sharks were average to be honest but were still good enough to win.

      Press - 2012-10-21 10:41

      Fortunately Bryce's cousin was there to help you over the line . . . . .

      macziekpk - 2012-10-21 12:45

      The ghosts of referees past

  • Riaan - 2012-10-20 18:44

    Eish,well played lambie,hope HM watched closely,sorry about the weather,could have meen a much better game,in different condiscion,Province sharks final!

  • leonard.fox.7 - 2012-10-20 18:45

    Griekwas would have won it.

      andrew.frehley - 2012-10-21 00:14

      Ja leonard, as die hond nie gek.k het nie, het hy die haas gevang... Maar hy het en daarom het hy daardie aan honger gaan slaap. Die enigste manier wat Griekwas die game kon wen, was om tot, die semi deur te dring. Hulle het nie. Einde van storie.

  • fef.gericke - 2012-10-20 18:54

    Ek hoor Heyneke sê ons het Morne Steyn nodig op die swaar nat velde van Brittanje...hetvandag gesien hoekom... :)\r\nNa elke Sharks game vra ek wat Luddick nog moet doen om Bok te word...het vandag gesien hoekom Zane bo hom gekies word... :)\r\nHet ook gesien hoekom J Potgieter bo Daniel gekies word,en hoekom Flip,Arno Botha,JJ en Jarno in die Bok groep is...so bly my oë het oopgegaan...\r\nNou hoop ons net n paar ander se ogies sal oopgaan...

      andrew.frehley - 2012-10-21 00:18

      Dis die blou skynsell wat deurslaggewend is, ne fef?

      leak.sadie - 2012-10-21 03:44

      spelling andrew

  • Sammy Willow - 2012-10-20 19:04

    to the bulls supporters, how do you guys think Morne played cause i think he played s%&t

      macziekpk - 2012-10-21 12:47

      Morne was fine, Bryce was better.

      willa.prinsloo - 2012-10-22 09:36

      Considering that he saw almost stuffall of the ball, irrellevant. Fortunately for him, his only kick at posts was almost right in front of them, so he had a 100% success rate at goal. So he tried boxing instead but suck at that.

  • mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-10-20 19:04

    Ludik was my man of the match, based on an all round game. The team played well enough overall. How was about beast passing the ball when he had to?

      press.enter.12 - 2012-10-22 02:29

      Lawrence was my man of the match - by far . . . .

      mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-10-22 11:20

      I guess that is what we call a difference of opinion.

  • leon.toerien - 2012-10-20 19:06

    H

  • Sige Gorabeb - 2012-10-20 19:09

    Of late good things are happening in rugby eg. BL will never disgrace rugby again, Lambie shining at 10, Pink outfits for the Bulls, the Bulls e..e..e..e still playing MS to kick the ball at 10 and the latest the Sharks winning the semi etc.etc

  • nathan.buchner - 2012-10-20 19:13

    Lambie should reject hm offer to play for the springboks in the end of the year tour!!!!lambie is in a class of his own!if he was an all black they wouldve been unbeatable!so much talent but its throw in the carbadge with the blue bulls!

  • mahomedrafeek.goolam - 2012-10-20 19:15

    Lets hope HM watched Pat Lambie at 10 for the Sharks. How on earth does he insist on not playing Lambie for the Springboks at 10 is a mystery to me.

      Press - 2012-10-21 10:45

      Must be so wonderful to live in a world filled with only mysteries . . . . . .

      terry.burne - 2012-10-21 11:37

      Because Heynecke Meyer's game plan does not include running with the ball in hand unless you are 5 metres from the opposition tryline.

      mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-10-21 17:07

      He is too small, has good hair, from kzn, has english as his' home language, runs too much with the ball, reads the game well, has a shampoo advert and did i forget he is in form? Those are the reasons he wnt get bok 10.

  • Ashley - 2012-10-20 19:21

    well palayed Sharks. Totally deserve 2 win. HM...thats why Hougaard should not be the BOKS scrumhalf..Reinach...exciting player...

  • jacques.duplessis.3785 - 2012-10-20 19:24

    Mark lawrence is a absolute disgrace to sa rugby,thank the living lord you are done!you and bryce have to go start a coaching school together!naas botha the only guy that's not afraid to say something!

      malcolm.molver - 2012-10-20 19:50

      Mark Lawrence was poor, but he did not cost the Bulls the game. Sharks were deserved winners. Accept it and move on

      mark.bredenkamp - 2012-10-20 19:55

      Ag Shame, jacques, when all else fails, blame the ref. Why can't you take defeat like a man?

      jacques.duplessis.3785 - 2012-10-20 20:16

      Mark I will accept it nothing I can do but u better hope and pray u get province in the final cause if you get the lions with a non bias ref...big problems keep praying bud

      alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-10-20 22:27

      I don't think anyone could have watched that game and not seen the clear bias. Having said that a trip is usually a red (eg Phil Vickery in the 2007 RWC) and if ML had played advantage the Sharks may have scored a try failing which there was a very good case for a penalty try. Very poor reffing.

      sponge.plank - 2012-10-21 00:15

      Didn't hear you complaining about Steve Walsh in 2007 Super 14 final???

      terry.burne - 2012-10-21 11:38

      No - it is all you Bulls supporters who will not accept that you were completely outplayed by a better team, who are a disgrace to SA Rugby.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-21 12:51

      The Sharks are a disgrace to rugby? Or is your post ambiguous?

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-10-20 19:25

    Just more proof that M Steyn is hopeless and should be replaced by Patric Lambie. Maybe the BB should now be called the Blue Cows!

  • edgar.mooi - 2012-10-20 19:36

    Poul dus Solomon baie geluk met jou span .... Jy kan maar a dop drenk ......

  • markus.esterhuyse - 2012-10-20 19:49

    Well done Sharks!! My words last week \ the Pat is from the same mold as Juba with the added advantage that he can play center and fly half as well as any player in SA\ it did not take long for the bull supporters to play the ref card! Now Mr thick skin HM to acknowledge and bring about changes! He does not like the Pat coz his english? Or good looking? Or talented! HM lambie made a fool of you two weekends in a row!

  • mpumelelo.kunene - 2012-10-20 19:53

    Louis Ludik should be given a chance at bok number 15.. enough said

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-10-20 20:03

    Well done Sharks!

  • Riaan - 2012-10-20 20:05

    What do a samoosa and bulls hve in common?-both hve 3 points,if it wasant 4 the jacarandas,pretoria would'nt even been on the map!

      stephen.eriksenmiller - 2012-10-20 20:13

      You haven't answered my question Jaco! What channel do you get to watch the game live in Vancouver?

      paul.sdoow - 2012-10-20 21:06

      shame Jaco you have change profile again. . fake doc. . . how the house sale going cause your predictions of lion bull final didn't work out . . unless your bet was for wooden spoon of fourth?

      paul.sdoow - 2012-10-20 22:13

      shame Jaco you have to delete yourmessage and report mine cause you in a corner again? o and my vehicles and house are adequate thanks. someset west an awesome place i don't need to pretend i in Canada thanks

      andrew.frehley - 2012-10-21 00:30

      jaco, it's AN ortho (but I thought you were a proctologist or a paedophile, not an ortodontist?) and AN Aston. How did you manage to become a doctor in Canada without having mastered English?

      andrew.frehley - 2012-10-21 00:32

      and, jaco, your doing the "dnar" thing because you spotted "sdoow", wow, colour me breathless. it's a real pity that such an intellect has to suffer under such a "personality".

      andrew.frehley - 2012-10-21 01:18

      @Leak Can't you tell? English teacher, scrabble champion and rugby fundi, of course. I also have law (BComm LLB) and medical (MB ChB) degrees from Stellenbosch but after chasing the almighty buck I decided to turn my back on that and help the under-privileged. This forum fulfils a double function - I relax AND get the opportunity to help the under-privileged (even when they don't realise it).

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-21 12:16

      @retard jaco, Setanta is not available in Canada and even a retard like you can Google "live streaming sport". Busted again

      leak.sadie - 2012-10-21 15:42

      @stevie Channel 154 on Shaw TV. You pay $14,99/month extra for it. Now you really hit your name baby stevie, bwa ha ha ha Next please

  • alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-10-20 20:08

    I said before this game that Mark Lawrence would be the biggest variable in the game. I am a diehard Sharks supporter but will admit that Lawrence was seriously biased against the Bulls. This is very bad for rugby.

      leon.young.9003 - 2012-10-20 21:37

      Alfred the sharks deserved to win didn't we???

      alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-10-20 22:00

      I think that the Sharks would probably have won even without ML's help. That is why I am so miffed by what he did. He has discredited our win and now instead of this being an undisputed win it is a debate about whether we would have won without his help. The ref is supposed to be there to ensure fairness, not ruin a game with his own bias. He has ruined what should have been a good game. I really hope they don't pick him for the final.

      terry.burne - 2012-10-20 23:03

      I was at the game, and I don't believe that Mark Lawrence was biased at all. The Bulls were negative throughout the game, and Lawrence just got fed up with their negative tactics. The Bulls bought nothing positive to the game, and that trip on Lambie deserved a red card - that was a certain try if he hadn't been tripped. All of you Lawrence badgers go and hang your heads in shame - your team was completely outplayed by a better team, and would have lost no matter who the referreed was. You are poor lowers.

      terry.burne - 2012-10-20 23:06

      Sorry - stupid spellcheck on my BlackBerry - should be "all you Lawrence bashers " and " you are poor losers"

      alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-10-20 23:47

      Like I said Terry I am a Sharks supporter so you really can't say I am a poor loser. You might remember a Bulls kickoff that went into the ingoal area. Ludik picked it up and moved forward with it before dotting it down. Jafta told Lawrence that he was making the wrong call and Lawrence said "Being a bit technical aren't we?". This sort of thing went on the whole game. To me it was pretty blantant and obvious. This is not the first game he has reffed in this fashion. I really think that we all want the same thing. A fair game where both teams stand an equal chance and may the best team win. Is that too much to ask?

      Deon - 2012-10-21 01:58

      @alfred my thoughts excactly...wyse woorde van 'n shark fan nogals...

      willa.prinsloo - 2012-10-22 09:43

      Alfred the Bulls dug their own grave. You have to play the ref. Mark got the moer in with Yuandre Kruger's chirping. It is the captain's responsibility to ask questions from the ref if the decision is questionable. The Bulls need to understand that, and discipline themselves.

  • donovan.senus - 2012-10-20 20:11

    I think even the EP Kings are better those those mongolians from "die Bloubulle"... Clearly the formula of having a IQ of a donkey and kicking the ball away isn't working. Pity most of these clowns play for the country as well. Epic fail

  • Riaan - 2012-10-20 21:04

    Etzebeth jou yster,wie's jou ma???Di Kaap het mus ales wat leka is,die berg,di C en Kwv,jamer vi suster spies,blou johny e di ouens van danville,try ma wee-CHOKERS,wie choke,choke se ma!!

  • leon.toerien - 2012-10-20 21:04

    And now you Pienk Poefs, especially

  • leon.toerien - 2012-10-20 21:06

    And now you Pienk Poefs ? Hey Jaco ? WP bo!

  • steveroodt - 2012-10-20 21:41

    Well done Sharks now next week western Provence

  • frans.dekker.98 - 2012-10-20 21:55

    Wel done sharkes. Do your thing next weekend.

  • hoffjw - 2012-10-20 22:04

    Bull supporters r realy the dumbest of the dumb.....Bye Bye

  • jacobus.rautenbach - 2012-10-20 22:16

    lekka blou apeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee julle het mooi gespeelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  • nico.prinsloo.92 - 2012-10-20 22:31

    Smaak my mos die Bulle het alweer gechoke..... ;-)