Sharks to emulate Crusaders

2011-07-11 20:39

Durban - The Sharks will look to defend their Currie Cup crown by emulating Super Rugby runners-up, the Crusaders.

Sharks assistant coach Hugh Reece-Edwards, told Sharks website editor, Michael Marnewick, they will look at the way in which the Crusaders' scrum destroyed their opposition during the recent Super Rugby tournament, and aim to replicate them.

"They (The Crusaders) delivered a huge lesson, making sure at scrum-time you destroy the opposition. So first phase is vital, and then looking after the ball. We didn't do enough of that in this past campaign (Super Rugby campaign), we conceded too many turnovers and that's something we're going to be focusing on now," said Reece-Edwards.

"It's really all about what we do with our possession and making sure we do keep possession.

"Overall, if we can put those things together, there's no reason why we can't have a good season."


  • Bulldozer - 2011-07-11 21:17

    First you must try to emulate a rugby team.

      Creeky - 2011-07-12 06:49

      Hugh Reece Edwards looks like John Smit's OLDER BROTHER! Did not know that the Sharks played rugby.... I thought they were just there to fool around! An occasional game, when ALL present, takes the matter seriously, then yes... they can play the odd game of rugby! Rest of the time they are a bunch of Prima Donna's! And don't even get me started on the VLOU BULLE....!!!!!!!!

      Rolie - 2011-07-12 07:18

      @Bulldooser,You should call yourself Bullsh1tter!!!

      Danny - 2011-07-12 07:39

      Bulltrill poepol. Voertsek !!

      Devon - 2011-07-12 07:56

      @Creeky... Wow!!! Amazing how by fooling around we won the Currie Cup last year...DESTROYING WP and the Bulls in the process....Imagine what will happen if we REALLY pull together and start playing....trophies will be out of your reach for the next decade!!!!

      rugby_guru - 2011-07-12 08:18

      And here we start the comments on each others teams.. *yawn* boring..

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-07-12 09:17

      @Bulls supporters - as defending champs your negative comments about the Sharks demonstrate your lack of appreciation for quality, shame.

      Chuck Norris - 2011-07-12 15:39

      @Devon - I do agree that you "destroyed" the stormpies, but you never "destroyed" the Bulls. As I remember it, there was not more than 6 points in each game. And you call that "destroy"!? The semi-final between the sharks and Bulls should've been the final

  • Fasie - 2011-07-11 21:33

    Bulls will kick your @ass regardless how you play

      coenie.koch - 2011-07-11 21:38

      The Bulls have tried to do just that not so long ago, but couldn't do it.

      Fasie - 2011-07-11 22:04

      @coenie Bad day at the office. Bulls will take the Sharks 8/10 times

      Palooza - 2011-07-11 23:45

      Try now after your precious bulls are minus their 'top' players!!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-11 23:58

      We will, now that your precious Sharks are minus their 'top' players!!!

      Paul - 2011-07-12 07:15

      Sharks have by Far the better team this year!!! but watch out for the FS and Lions ...bulls to end up around 4th 5th place this year ....They suck

  • francoisvdmerwe - 2011-07-11 21:36

    ons is suid afrika nie daai klomp, klink asof sharks omtrend hul sien as rolmodelle ...

      Kok - 2011-07-12 16:07

      Hulle is almal se rolmodelle. Die hele rugby wereld kyk op na die Crusaders.

  • jock - 2011-07-11 21:37

    is that not how the Sharks used to play?

  • EDI2000 - 2011-07-11 21:42

    Not a bad idea, they'll try and change their style so much that they'll lose focus on the basics and then even the Bulltjies might have a shot at the Currie this year

  • Kevin - 2011-07-11 21:52

    Yarr hey... Good luck emulating the Crusaders with Bosman and Terblanche in midfield. We have the least exciting backline in the competition and u wanna replicate the likes of SBW. If Lambie could skip pass the whole midfield and give it straight to JP he would every time. Anyway, got my season ticket, i'll be there on Saturday cheering for my team regardless. Go Sharks..

      kosie - 2011-07-12 08:41

      they are going to emulate the forwards play of the crusaders not the backline

  • AA - 2011-07-11 22:19

    Typical Shark mentality-------Rather play like the Reds. Maybe none of the Sharks coaches watched the game. Hey Dude wake up, the Crusaders lost!!!!

      Devon - 2011-07-12 07:59

      The Crusaders lost because of one magical piece of play....They weren't comprehensively beaten. Besides, the REds might be Champions this year...but the 'Saders have 7 trophies gathering dust in their cabinet....I'd rather play like them...

      KN - 2011-07-12 11:45

      AA - Stop being a Doos. read the article again, they want to emulate their scrums which was brilliant in the S15. I think you had a bit too much to drink Mr. AA.

  • BardofAvon - 2011-07-12 00:06

    Good thinking. Baby steps to the tryline. Trying to emulate the Bulls would be a bit much.

      John.L - 2011-07-12 02:31

      Who would want to emulate that bunch of Wayne Kerrs? And I mean Bulls as well as 'Saders!

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-07-12 09:24

      @BardofAvon - With respect to the great franchise that the Bulls is, the old fashioned, one dimensional approach to the game resulted in a poor showing in both last year's currie cup and this year's Super 15. With Meyer back in the ranks expect the Bulls to re-invent themselves, which will take site no doubt.

      Chuck Norris - 2011-07-12 15:05

      @Bardof Avon - LOL!!! Have to agree with baby steps...

  • JJRR - 2011-07-12 08:01

    Hoe de hel compare julle nou Super Rugby met die SA Curry Cup? Kan nie eers n Super beker wen nie nou wil julle soos wie speel? Get a life!

      kosie - 2011-07-12 08:45

      as ons die super beker gewen het, dan hoef ons nie soos iemand te speel nie, dan speel ons soos wat ons wil. miskien moet die bulle ook soos iemand probeer speel want hulle soos hulle self speel dan kry hulle niks reg nie, en ek praat nie van die verlede nie ek praat van die present.

      JJRR - 2011-07-12 09:30

      Snaaks hoe die verlede nooit tel wanneer dit julle pas nie. News flash. Julle het in die verlede hede en in die toekoms nog niks en gaan ook niks wen nie.

      BM123 - 2011-07-12 16:09

      Niks in die verlede gewen? News flash pal - Currie Cup 2010. What's in your cabinet now?

  • Kok - 2011-07-12 16:03

    That's the right way Sharks. You will see the results if you apply effectively.

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