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Sharks take Currie Cup lead

2012-09-28 21:15

Durban - The Sharks moved to the top of the Currie Cup log with a 13-12 victory over the Blue Bulls in miserable, wet conditions in Durban on Friday night.

The Bulls edged ahead in the first period, with flyhalf Louis Fouche knocking over an early drop goal and two penalties.

The Sharks stayed in touch, however, with wing Paul Jordaan going over for the first try of the game in the 21st minute, scoring the home side's only points of the first half.

And while centre Meyer Bosman missed the conversion, the hosts kept themselves within four points, with the Bulls taking a 9-5 lead at the break.

The Sharks took the advantage for the first time in the match in the 45th minute when skipper Keegan Daniel crossed the whitewash, and though Bosman was again wayward with the conversion, missing the posts wide to the right, the coastal side edged ahead by one point.

Bosman was on target for the first time in the game eight minutes later when he slotted a penalty attempt.

With both sides desperate to take control in a close encounter in miserable conditions, Fouche missed a drop goal and Bosman was unsuccessful with a penalty kick as the Sharks stayed narrowly ahead with half an hour left.

The hosts were put on the back foot with 21 minutes remaining, when hooker Pieter Dixon was sent off for kicking an opposing player in the head, in a controversial decision by the television match official.

Fouche then banged over a penalty to bring the Bulls within one point, but the Sharks held on to take a one-point lead over the Golden Lions at the top of the standings, with two matches still to be played on Saturday in the eighth round of the Currie Cup.

The Bulls, struggling to gain any momentum in the competition, were left lying second from bottom, with the possibility of dropping to last spot in the table by the end of the weekend.

Scorers:

Sharks:

Tries: Paul Jordaan, Keegan Daniel
Penalty: Meyer Bosman

Blue Bulls:

Penalties: Louis Fouche (3)
Drop goal: Fouche

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Comments
  • gunner.zn.5 - 2012-09-28 21:19

    Don't hate, appreciate. SHARKS forever!

  • donavan.boshoff - 2012-09-28 21:19

    JUSTICE Sharks Forever!

      Amanda - 2012-09-29 03:57

      one all? Look at the log.

      alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-09-29 22:40

      Blue Raven. Are you going to be an honorary Sharks supporter next weekend? :)

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 21:20

    Told you so. Like Heyneke like Ludeke like Pine. Selfde gemors - probeer 'n game wen sonder balbesit. Laaste in Curriebeker en bottom 5 volgende jaar S15 as ons met hierdie futup patroon aanhou. Nie een keer gelyk of ons eers probeer om 'n drie te druk nie. En 'n obsessie met Fouche wat erger is as Heyneke met Morne! Dis wat jy kry as jy miljoene Rande op spelers spandeer maar afrigters aanstel omdat hulle afrikaans is en in dieselfde kerk is as jy.

      bielie.vanzyl - 2012-09-28 21:25

      Het jy gronde vir al jou bewerings, Rinus? Of braak jy maar net bietjie gal?

      KLSmith51 - 2012-09-28 21:26

      Kon nie wen teen 14 manne nie, wow?

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 21:36

      Bic Pen idioot, nie Big nie.

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 21:45

      @Bielie: kom ek verduidelik dit so: ons het nou 4 uit laaste 5 games verloor en moet nog die Stormers en Lions speel - so kanse is goed dat ons laaste gaan eindig in die Curriebeker. Of 2de laaste. Selfde plek as laasjaar toe ons nie top 4 was nie. Die Sharks het vanaand 2 driee gedruk teen ons nul .. en ons kan nie punte aanteken in 10 minute teen 14 spelers nie. Ons het 4 uit die laaste 5 van ons S15 games verloor. En moenie sê dis omdat ons "al die groot spelers verloor het nie" want in 2011 was ons derde in SA en 7de in totaal. Ludeke is weggejaag by die Cats, toe vat ons hom. Pine het NIKS reggekry met die Cheetahs o19 of o21 spanne nie, toe vat ons hom. Ons o19 en o21 spanne verloor 3 weke terug teen WP op Loftus. Daar is iets fout - dis redelik obvious. Ons is oral oppad ondertoe!!! So dit is 'n kombinasie van gronde en gal braak!! Deksels man, daar moet drasties iets verander en ek dink dit moet begin by Pine!

      bielie.vanzyl - 2012-09-28 22:00

      Rinus, ek verskil nie noodwendig van jou oor die meriete (wel, kom ons se liewers "meriete") van Ludeke en Pienaar nie. My vraag is eintlik meer gemik op die obsessie met Fouche en die afr & kerk opmerkings. Dit klink nie heeltemal so objektief soos die res van jou bdsk nie ...

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 22:02

      Ai Dof, erken maar net jy is nie naastenby so slim as wat jy almal probeer wysmaak nie. As jy van 'n Big Pen praat is daar geen manier om dit aan humor toe te skryf nie. Ek het al lankal besef jou IK is dubbel-syfers. Gaan Google gou-gou weer een of ander mediese term asseblief!

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 22:12

      Okay Bielie, given, dis die bietjie gal braak deel ... ek dink die Bulls kon na Heyneke die eerste keer S12 gewen het en toe weg is en na ons S14 in 2010 gewen het, redelik kies en keur wie ons as afrigter wil hê. Maar ons kies vir Frans en Pine. Familie van my is by Vrystaat betrokke - hulle kan nie glo ons het vir Pine gevat nie want hulle wou ontslae raak van hom! Miskien is dit Broederbond! Lol!

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 23:19

      Klink vir my na die titel van 'n boek: "Dreigemente uit Kanda" deur Dr. Dof. En o ja, dis net Naas wat na homself as "ons" mag verwys. My "ons" is die kollektief van ondersteuners. Voel vry om te vra vir 'n verduideliking - maar ek kan eers more antwoord want my internet tyd is op en ek gaan nou slaap. Hoop nie dit hou jou wakker oor 8 ure van nou af as dit jou slaaptyd is nie. Miskien kan jy dit Google. Groete vir jou pasiënte.

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-28 23:22

      En die hoeveelste opstelletjie. YAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWNNNNNNNNNN

  • Eddie.Minora - 2012-09-28 21:30

    Bye bye Bulls, Hello King!

  • terry.burne - 2012-09-28 21:48

    What is it with these TMO decisions going against the Sharks! Last week it was the stupid schoolkid Jafta and his TMO sidekick who couldn't see a knock-on (which should have resulted in a Sharks penalty, but instead resulted in a Lions try) and tonight the stupid TMO Meuvison contrived to create a red card against Dixon that could have cost the Sharks the game. Does anyone take any action against these jokers for their errors?

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 21:52

      The red tonight was a joke ...

      alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-09-28 22:04

      Since the TMO rules have been amended not one single decision has gone the way of the Sharks....

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-28 22:36

      The red was a joke? They should have shot the brainless idiot!

      jacobus.rautenbach - 2012-09-28 23:45

      sharks verdien die rooi kaart, klomp vuilgatte. go wppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

      alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-09-29 23:20

      In the Sharks vs Lions game Butch James did exactly the same thing. He tried to kick a ball that was in Riaan Vijoen's hands. It was not wet and he was not pushed from behind. It was dangerous and it was reckless and he ended up kicking Riaan full in the head. No TMO review, no penalty, no red card (not even a yellow) and most of all no consistency.

  • reagan.kammies - 2012-09-28 21:56

    We'll done Sharks.Bulle sal nooit wen met di stampkar mentality. Sharks 4 ever.

  • bidvir.dowweduane - 2012-09-28 21:58

    Die Dowwe Duane storie: As `n kind het hy nooit aandag gekry nie. Beide sy ouers het vir hom `n lewe probeer maak. Dis die rede hoekom hy kom aandag soek op die site. Hy het skool gegaan by `n klein skool waar hy min vriende gehad het en 4de span rugby gespeel het waar hy sy rugby kennis gekry het. Sy punte in matriek was swak,maar goed genoeg om `n sertifikaat in rekenaars te doen. Na hy sy studies nie kon deurkom nie het hy begin werk soek. Hy het van een werk na die ander gespring en is tydens werkloos. Dit kan duidelik gesien word in sy tyd wat hy op die site deurbring. Hy is al diep in sy 30s, maar het geen vrou,kinders,meisie,vriende nie as gevoelg van sy drankprobleem. Ek vra dat almal sal bid vir Duane. Hy het al die hulp nodig wat hy kan kry.

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-28 22:17

      Baie dankie weereens vir al die aandag, dokter waardeer dit en geniet dit vreeslik om onder jou vel te wees.

      bidvir.dowweduane - 2012-09-28 22:24

      Help maar net waar ek kan.

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-28 22:37

      Waardeer waardeer

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-09-28 23:19

      @bidvir. As jy met varke stry gaan jy net vuil word. Los nou vir die Julius van rugby, hy's nie so lekker nie

  • alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-09-28 22:10

    Once again Keegan Daniel is a thorn in the opposition's side. In my opinion player of the season in this year's Currie Cup. Cobus Reinach is playing better and better each week. His tactical kicking is starting to remind me of Fourie du Preez - watch this boy next year in the Green and Gold.

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-09-29 00:41

    what's that song the kings are singing. . . o ya . its . . we marching to pretoria . . .

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-29 00:59

      @paul And the rest of the world sing that song...11years and counting...

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-29 01:34

      ha ha ya and its a happy song lately cause its four points guaranteed at moftus! so how many fictitious faults did the ref do tonight against your flagship team?

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-29 01:38

      @paul He couldn't have been anymore useless thanks for admitting that. What about a penalty in the 80th minute? We all know and agree the collapsed scrum in the 77min was from a Shark, why would the Bulls drop it 20m from the Shark tryline? The one Shark try was scored after a 3m forward knock just about. Skande se ek vir jou

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-29 01:51

      yawn actually didn't watch most of the match cause bulls so boring . . box kick . . penalty kick . . box kick . . give possession away kick . . . yawn . .

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-29 02:00

      @paul But at least they'll never be 11yr cupless

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-29 07:08

      lol don't say never cause you already on two and that's even if we count conference cups

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-29 08:32

      o ya your team ain't even won that in past two yrs?

  • justin.roper.3705 - 2012-09-29 05:37

    WTF was the red card for I'm still tryong to understand why that was a red card? Mark lawrence should just stop reffing nd carry on fixing teeth for a living back at Secunda? No ways that was a red or even a yellow card??????

      jacques.kemp.50 - 2012-09-29 07:49

      and he doesn't live in Secunda, he lives in Standerton. And by the way, it was Johann Meuwesen that spotted foul play. Mark only followed instructions.

      justin.roper.3705 - 2012-09-29 08:44

      Like I really care what mark does for a livin nd is peter is an ex stormers, that should of never been a red card it was an accident nd the little girly blue bulls called foul nd got what they want, but even with 14 men the sharks still won, but like I said who cares. I see u guys spent a lot of time googling mark up last night after my comments hahahahahhahaha

      niel.walt - 2012-09-29 12:36

      Justin, actually they mention that he's an optom every single time they do the match ref profile. That kick was onpurpose, u can clearly see him straightening his leg. No1 falls like that

  • peter.wilson.338863 - 2012-09-29 05:43

    Braais on hold gain in Pretoria, smaak this stukkend.

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-29 05:46

      They've been on hold for more than a decade in Cape Town. Now that gives me immense pleasure, IMMENSE

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-29 08:30

      Dofkopdok does your bumper sticker say proudly south African or proudly clutchplate?

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-29 15:33

      @paul It says "Highway Cheetah"

  • Andre Schoeman - 2012-09-29 06:25

    @dowwe.duane die strafskop telling was op n stadium 5 teen die Sharks en 0 teen die bulle!!!! waar het jy rugby gekyk ??!! om te se Lawrence se arm was die heeltyd teen die Bulls?? jou suurgat Dannville mor00n!!

  • mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-09-29 07:04

    I am a sharkie for life, but i have to admit the red card was deserved. From the first replay i knew it was intentional nd it was dangerous warrnting a red. Let us not be biased js like etsebeth and greyling he deserves a sanction. Sharks for life

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-29 07:07

      @mthunzi I agree, that ex-Stormer thug should be shot. Typical Cape Town idiot

      mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-09-29 07:25

      My comment is based on the video nd the element of intention, i do nt look t dis provincialism nonsence. Many club players have had unecessary concussions because of similar 'innocent' or 'accidental' incidents, this rubbish must be cut out of rugby.

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-29 07:29

      The Stormers had Tyrone, Jebb, Etsebeth and now this Dixon moron all in trouble in the last month. Obvious trend

  • mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-09-29 07:05

    I am a sharkie for life, but i have to admit the red card was deserved. From the first replay i knew it was intentional nd it was dangerous warrnting a red. Let us not be biased js like etsebeth and greyling he deserves a sanction. Sharks for life

      justin.roper.3705 - 2012-09-29 08:47

      Dude what game did u watch last night? Didn't u hear the commentators say no ways that's a red.

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-09-29 08:42

    Great win Sharks and to hold on with 14m men. Gutsy stuff although must admit had a little flutter with that referral after the final siren

  • reinie.brandt - 2012-09-29 09:20

    Well done Sharks! Keegan is always showing his class, however the Sharks need to finish off when they get in the 22. Too many lost chances in that area! To all the bulls supporters, your team is also young and will start performing soon. Sharks 4 Ever!!!!

  • stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-09-29 09:29

    Ja Bulle, as julle nie WIL wen nie dan SAL julle nie wen nie. Useless!

      bidvir.dowweduane - 2012-09-29 09:52

      al WIL hulle, KAN hulle nie

  • trevor.dean.10 - 2012-09-29 12:01

    As a WP supporter, I have mixed feelings about the Blue Bulls. On the one hand I would love to see them having to play off for relegation just to spite some of their blindest supporters! On the other hand, it would be a ridiculous tragedy for them to be relegated, and not good for SA rugby. Like it or not, non-Bulls fans, we really do need a strong Blue Bulls team in the Currie Cup (and Superrugby), so I will support the Blue Bulls in all their remaining matches (other than the one against WP of course!)

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-29 12:28

      Thanks Trev, but supporting us in 1 of the remaining 2 is not going to help much! :-) I'm just hoping for a Griquas win this afternoon - that will keep us in 2nd last. The Cheetahs also have two tough games left - Stormers in Cape Town and Sharks at home. We should be safe then, even if we lose the last 2.

      alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-09-29 22:39

      You couldn't have written a better script. The two teams standing between the Bulls and a semi berth are the same two teams that the Sharks have yet to play. So now the Bulls are dependent on the Sharks to get through to the semis. Never thought the Sharks would be getting so much support from Pretoria!

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