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Plum: Most exciting Sharks ever

2012-07-28 22:13

Cape Town – The Sharks set off on their “Mission Impossible” on Sunday to try to win the Super Rugby final for the first time, buoyed by the confidence in his 2012 personnel expressed by coach John Plumtree.

A gleeful Chiefs side lies in wait on Saturday for the Hamilton showpiece, no doubt delighted at not having to make the gruelling trek themselves to Cape Town after the Stormers just came up short once more in the gripping all-South African semi-final at Newlands on Saturday.

It is a murderous yo-yo for the Sharks from a travel point of view, as they had only returned a few days ago from knocking over defending champions the Reds in Brisbane and now face the long haul again.

They are boxing as clever as they possibly can – the squad will set up camp in the relaxing environs of Coogee Beach, Sydney, some three quarters of the way to their Waikato destination, before proceeding onward to the Land of the Long White Cloud on Thursday.

Asked about the daunting prospect of returning to Australasia so soon, Plumtree said at Saturday’s after-match press conference: “I know personally the jet lag when travelling there is terrible; I have to take sleeping tablets most nights for a week!

“But the players are younger and they get over it quicker; it’s not ideal but we will try to prepare smartly and get these boys back up: we’re representing South Africa now.

“We just want to get them in beds as quickly as possible in Sydney and also do some preparation there, try to get some freshness back before going to New Zealand.”

What cannot be disputed is that the Sharks boast a heartening head of steam after several weeks of landing impressive wins.
“We gathered confidence and grew a bit at the same time ... it snowballed,” explained Plumtree.

 “The team started believing in themselves about 20 to 30 percent more than when we were playing before the international break.

“We were already playing knockout rugby, basically, several weeks ago so it hardened us, and the leadership grew with that.

“To go to Queensland and win last week and then come here to do it again was always going to be a huge task for any side – I’m really proud of how the boys have stood up.

“You could see the guys getting tired towards the end here, and the subs had a crucial role to play.

“It’s great to be giving a winning speech (after the semi) but we have also had some pain getting here, to this point.

“I just think this team is getting more balanced all the time. Over the past couple of years we’ve gone through times where we haven’t had a ten, or haven’t had a midfield, or struggled for depth in certain areas – we’re starting to get that right now even if there are one or two positions still to tinker with.

“I’m more excited about the backs ... you look at (Francois) Steyn, Jordaan, (Tim) Whitehead; depth there now. And I still think Pat Lambie is a ten, so we’ll work hard on him when Freddie (Michalak) leaves.

“The backs are there, and the pack’s pretty good. I’m more excited about this team than I ever have been, I reckon.”

Asked just how firmly he believed the Sharks could defy the hefty travel disadvantage and win the final, Plumtree responded: “I guess you guys will decide that! I mean, it would be amazing ... flying there, flying back here, than back again.

“Nobody’s ever done it. Who can do it? If we don’t do this, someone will eventually. If we can get up physically for this game, anything can happen.”

Both losing captain Jean de Villiers and coach Allister Coetzee were magnanimous in their praise for the Sharks’ performance at Newlands.

De Villiers said: “The Sharks are on a real roll, on a mission ... if there’s a team you won’t bet against now it’s them.

“It will be a fantastic victory for them if they can go on and win it. They’ve shown that they can overcome the travelling.

“It’s going to be tough to do it but the whole of South Africa should get behind them. They’ve got a great chance.”
Coetzee described the Sharks as “deserved winners” who had put his charges under pressure, particularly in the first half.

“We wish them well in the final.”

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Comments
  • theunis.botha.96 - 2012-07-28 22:34

    i AM JUST SOOOOO WINDGAT AT THE MOMENT.Lot of loud mouths being shut.T'was rugby at it's best.

      backstabber.adder - 2012-07-28 22:49

      The loudest mouths belong to the Bulls fans, who have had no reason to cheer for a while now. Hehehehehehe....

      skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-28 22:58

      I take my hat off to the Bulls. They could have given themselves an easier road to the final by not getting the bonus point in their last game. There are some teams who would have done it but the Bulls didn't and I really respect them for that. Got to give credit where it is due.

      sedick.gydien - 2012-07-28 23:17

      Congrats Sharks form a die-hard Stormers supporter. fully deserved. Stormers play too boring and conservative game, and if you can't score tries, you don't deserve to win the cup. Bring the cup back to SA. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-29 03:00

      Maybe ISAK od`d on TIK !! Might Stormers , lol !! Bunch of w@nkers !

      pierre.devilliers.9231 - 2012-07-29 03:05

      Pity your load mouth is not shut.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-29 04:37

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha STOKERS.... Cup-less again... Lol..

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-07-29 07:44

      @theunis, you have ALL the right to be windgat... Go for it. The Sharks played like a team who WANTS that trophy, will to work for it and don't have this - 'dis ons reg, dis ons jaar, dis ons beurt' type of attitude. Respect from my side, if my Bulls cannot do it, I'm super happy that the Sharks represent SA in the final. Go Sharks - 80 minutes away from Super glory. Go for it, you can do it.

      utopian.idealist - 2012-07-29 08:17

      Sharks vs Stormers + Steve Walsh .......... result ........... Sharks beat them both?

      jean.rossouwsa - 2012-07-29 09:00

      backstabber.adder -idiot 1: The Bulls didn't play. 2: The Bulls have already won 3! Bulls lost all their key player but still managed to play in playoff, even if the no10 kicked like his %#%! Stormers supporters had the same attitude you have, and they ALSO won NOTHING yet!. With "I hate the Bulls attitude" your team will lose AGAIN!!!!

      jack.oosthuysen - 2012-07-29 10:32

      Isak, hope you make it through the next few weeks. No cases of domestic violence last night hopefully.

      bossie.delport - 2012-07-29 10:44

      @Jean- lost all their key players....? Jy bedoel seker eintlik Fourie(goed), Bakkies (oud en useless/J Kruger is klaar beter as hy)en Victor(oud en useless/ die lineout kingpin wat in die span was vir lynstane en nooit op homself gegooi het nie).. Wie is die "all" waarna jy verwys??

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-29 10:44

      @alicia.myburgh.65 - I think rugby rivalry is good . It would be borring if we all had to support the same team. News 24 comments would be blank , I even like ISAK , see forward to giving him s@it . The language use is not always the ``best`` , but ja , still fun :)

      jean.wet.1 - 2012-07-29 10:44

      Hoe se jy Isak? Hier kom 'n ding...'n lekker ding...'n Stormers ding! Wel, jou ding het gekom en gegaan my vriend. Miskien moet hy maar die houding hou tot na die fluitjie. Mooi so Sharks, alles van die beste, julle is een game weg van geskiedenis maak! Leeus groete..

      sharkie.fin - 2012-07-29 11:10

      @isak wahahahahahahaha. Nou moet jy maar jou bek stil hou ne. Tel jou eiers voor hulle broei. Lekker stupid nê?

      stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-07-29 11:47

      Isak - "we should have won that game easily" dit is presies waar die stormers (sommige ondersteuners) se probleem lê - julle dink bekers is julle geboortereg en daarom moet die vanself kom! PS: Het jy die tou gekry?

      press.enter.12 - 2012-07-29 14:22

      Ha ha ha ha - Isaks' midgets losts to Heynekes' A team, learn from it - dont learn from it . . . .

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-29 16:02

      @Isak "the MIGHTY STORMERS"???????????????????????????

  • skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-28 22:37

    I have never seen such passion from the Sharks players before. Keegan was like a man possessed and beast was reallly fired up. Keep that passion boys and the Chiefs don't stand a chance!

      ruan.nielsen.3 - 2012-07-28 23:51

      OK SO WE ALL REALLY KNOW IF YOU ALL GO LOOK AT THE LOG STORMERS ARE STILL ON THE TOP OF THE LOG WITH 67 POINTS AND THE SHARKS ARE STILL LYING 4TH WITH ONLY 63 POINTS,,,SHARKS HAD LUCK ON THEIR SIDE TODAY,BUT HONESTLY STORMERS WORKED HARDER AT IT THAN THE SHARKS THIS SEASON,SO NEXT WEEK I WILL BE SUPPORTING THE CHIEFS AND WILL LOLOLOL AT THE END OF IT WHEN YOUR LUCK HAS RUN OUT AND THE SHARKS HAVE BEEN SMASHED INTO THE GROUND,GOOD LUCK YOU GONA NEED IT..

      skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-29 00:23

      Your caps key is stuck on. The log points don't help the Stormers much now. You should go and live in New Zealand, South Africa doesn't need patriots like you. Your contribution to this forum is zero, that of a troll. We don't need you either. You can however cut and paste. Regrettably.

      goldwright - 2012-07-29 00:31

      @ruan, tough luck for your Stormers team, writing in capitals isn't going to change things, and regardless of how hard the Stormers worked during the season, they didn't do the job on the day it counted, and the Sharks did, so wether you like it or not, the best team won on the day, and that was the Sharks, so take it on the chin like a man and not a little cry baby. Just goes to show that being the best defensive team this year, didn't get the Stormers into a final, despite being top of the log. Maybe if they had played with a little more flair, and combined the right amount of attack and defense, they would have beaten the Sharks, but they didn't and that's how it is. I am a Sharks fan all the way, but If the Sharks had lost to the Stormers today, I would have been behind the Stormers ALL the way in the final, but obviously you are a Stormers fan with sour grapes in your mouth, unable to support the last SA team standing. Deal with it, and get behind your SA teams - all of SA should be behind the Sharks now, you whinging little blighter.

      martin.botha.5264 - 2012-07-29 01:26

      RUAN - THE SUURGAT!!!!

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-29 03:01

      @ruan.nielsen.3 - Go remove your two front teeth !

      Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-07-29 07:08

      That's the 3rd time you posted the same comment ...wake and stop chewing the zol.you meant to have smoked it .

      fther.christmas.35 - 2012-07-29 07:55

      @ruan This from a man, and I use the term man in it's loosest possible sense, who is wearing more necklaces than a 13 year old girl... Don't cry too much - it will smudge your makeup.

      hans.himmler.7 - 2012-07-29 08:07

      Isak changed his profile to Ruan!

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-29 10:45

      @Jandl Reevo Reeves - Do you know why I posted the same comment a couple of times , BECAUSE I CAN :)

      Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-07-29 14:15

      @sean what makes you think I mentioned you at all.was referring to and reply to the above and not your comment....as you commented so did I.please don't flatter yourself!!!!

  • sbonelo.dladla1 - 2012-07-28 22:37

    Durban is fully behind you boys! AGAINST ALL ODDS!

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-29 03:01

      Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ! WELL DONE !!!!

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-07-29 07:41

      And most of the Bulls, Cheetahs and Lions Supporters. Go Sharks.

  • skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-28 22:41

    Important questions for next week: 1) Who will ref the game? Very important since the game will most likely be won and lost at the breakdown. 2) Will Lambie be in the squad (and not just as waterboy)? 3) Will the Chiefs white card incident yield a suspension? This could effect the way the Chiefs play since they got away with off the ball incidents the entire vs Crusaders and not so much as a yellow card.

      gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-07-28 22:53

      1. No matter.... Sharks played poorly there last time and just lost. I suspect it could be a >10 winning margin. 2. And play where? Just a bench warmer I hope. 3. Should be a suspension as there was a punch thrown as far as I could tell, by a Chiefs player.

      skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-28 23:06

      An ozzie ref makes sense.... which means we might get Walsh again. I'd like to see Lambie start at 10 and move back to full back in the second half. My reason for this is that the entire Chiefs game revolves around Kerr-Barlow who is the next AB scrumhalf in my book. I'd like to see Lambie put some pressure on him. From what I could see there were multiple punches thrown both ways from both sides in two seperate fights. Kaplan saying "just a scrum" because he couldn't see who started it was a cop out. Is he saying that retaliation is now acceptable in rugby?

      gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-07-29 09:18

      Lambie has had a poor season, and (alas for us as a whole) Freddie is the best flyhalf in the country at the mo. Ludick is on form, so I would not like to see the team changed. (Just JP back on wing) A Punch is a punch, no matter who started or how many were thrown. I agree it seemed odd not one of the officials saw the punches, but the hearing certainly will, and anyone who threw a punch should be suspended right? I do truly believe, just like against the Stormers, the better team will prevail. Against the Crusaders I would have been worried, but the Chiefs? Nope... it's gonna be the Sharks 8)

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 12:35

      walsh had a great game, he should get the nod. i dont know why they dont get a totally neutral ref. that balding french chap is rather excellent

  • sean.bagley.50 - 2012-07-28 22:54

    If Plumtree pulls off an unlikely win next weekend then I'd seriously consider him for future Springbok coach.

      jp.duplooy.14 - 2012-07-28 23:25

      Does plumtree put on that jersey and run with the ball? Just checking. A coach can only do so much. Its up to players on the field. Good luck sharks! Stormers fan.

      skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-28 23:26

      Plum is a useless coach he just has really good players. He always reverts back to a game plan where he runs from the 22 and kicks the ball away from good attacking positions. It doesn't work but he still persists with it. Plum also dropped Jordaan after he played so well in his first game. Really bad move. For the first half of the competition the the Sharks blew hot and cold which is not the sign of a good coach. I think the Sharks have flourished in spite of Plum, not because of him.

      jp.duplooy.14 - 2012-07-28 23:46

      I totally agree skinfaxi!

      rhodney.vanstaden - 2012-07-29 03:01

      well the sharks bring a new dimention to the game, you go plumtry

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-29 03:04

      @Skinfaxi - Tik is no good for you ! AC reminds me of PDV , big talk , f@kkol action ! It must be the 2 front teeth thing !!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 12:36

      its a cape maori thing its a lekker ding its a choker ding

  • gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-07-28 22:55

    Good luck Sharks.... You have already made me proud just by putting the stormers in their place and by showing who the best team in the comp really is.... Now is your chance at becoming legends... so take it. Sharks Forever.......

      allen.bullard.9 - 2012-07-28 23:37

      Beating the Stormers at Newlands - R10.99 Shutting up the Stormers fans in their own back yard - Priceless!!

      ruan.nielsen.3 - 2012-07-28 23:56

      OK SO WE ALL REALLY KNOW IF YOU ALL GO LOOK AT THE LOG STORMERS ARE STILL ON THE TOP OF THE LOG WITH 67 POINTS AND THE SHARKS ARE STILL LYING 4TH WITH ONLY 63 POINTS,,,SHARKS HAD LUCK ON THEIR SIDE TODAY,BUT HONESTLY STORMERS WORKED HARDER AT IT THAN THE SHARKS THIS SEASON,SO NEXT WEEK I WILL BE SUPPORTING THE CHIEFS AND WILL LOLOLOL AT THE END OF IT WHEN YOUR LUCK HAS RUN OUT AND THE SHARKS HAVE BEEN SMASHED INTO THE GROUND,GOOD LUCK YOU GONA NEED IT

      goldwright - 2012-07-29 00:37

      life is tough hey ruan....... the Sharks won when it counted, and the Stormers didn't, regardelss of who had more points - deal with it boy.

      gungets.tuft - 2012-07-29 08:18

      Ruan - don't you have something better to do, like go and clean up that layer of dust in the trophy cabinet at Newlands. It's as empty as your head.

  • gabriela.clark.733 - 2012-07-29 00:31

    my buddy's sister brought home $20108 past month. she been working on the laptop and moved in a $372300 condo. All she did was get lucky and work up the steps leaked on this website http://snipr.com/24gzqxl

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-07-29 00:38

      Please stop spamming already

      Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-07-29 06:53

      You obviously stopped taking your tik!!! now you writing crap.you know what to do next.go jump

      fther.christmas.35 - 2012-07-29 08:16

      Just curious Gabs....your facebook profile says you're a male...are you confused or what?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 12:54

      hiding the dong quite effectively

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-29 16:04

      Het jou sexy ding!!!!!

  • franklyn.davies.1 - 2012-07-29 00:37

    great game sharks,your team did look awesome,some serious big hits with the forwards and the pace of the game never let up,go give them hell in NZ. Stormers greetings.

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-29 03:06

      I loved the hit on JDV !!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 12:41

      JP pietersen the bulldozing steamrolling durban maori

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-07-29 18:58

      @sean.lambie.3 Icracked up when yster Eben knocked Bismark out cold.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 23:30

      i cracked up when the sharks destroyed your tight 5

  • steveroodt - 2012-07-29 03:36

    Incredible Fantastic the suspense what a game well done Sharks

  • seanmornebrown - 2012-07-29 03:47

    Well done SHARKS, lots of respect for pulling it off, now every Stormer and every BULL, LION, CHEETAH, should get behind you boys, MAKE SA PROUD! With what you have produced the past 2 weeks you certainly have the goods to pull it off! GO SHARKS!!!!!

  • theo.vanbeek.58 - 2012-07-29 03:53

    Congrats to the SHARKS it hurts to again get nothing for the hard work and think we should join ranks with the Protea’s and seek professional help for semi's and finals. Once again congrats will support Sharks as least it was not the Bulls otherwise suicide was the easy was out

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 12:44

      jet leg, nick mallet, the studio, rucks hit, internet memos, none of these mattered. stormers are out and thats all that is important. the joy i have in my heart from the stormers misery is delicious

  • steveroodt - 2012-07-29 04:17

    At Half Time a certain coach was smiling his interview speech stated his team would now turn up a gear. That gearbox blew Mate and the Sharks's Cruised through to the Finals great attacking rugby by my Sharks and a bit of magic from Freddy superb game plan John. 44000 km in two weeks Cant wait till next weeks game.........................Go Sharks

  • sidwelld - 2012-07-29 04:45

    Before the game-DHL Stormers in Super Rugby playoffs:Played: 5 Won: 1 (semi-final) Lost: 4 (3 semi-finals, 1 final) \r\nThe Sharks in Super Rugby playoffs: Played: 11 Won: 4 (3 semi-finals, 1 qualifier) Lost: 7 (3 finals, 3 semi-finals and 1 qualifier) Choke No 6 for the Stormers not bad compare to the sharks who's gonna make it a dozen next week,now u tell me who's SAFFAS worst chokers

      Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-07-29 06:48

      First comment on this page and you don't got one nice thing to say....eff off you prick!!!

      Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-07-29 06:49

      Losing a game Is not called choking.some sides are better than others or some play better on the day

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-29 07:17

      lol .. wow ... well sorry but it's still you .. sharks actually won it once and a ref error robbed them .. so zzztomerzzz still the biggest chokers

      fther.christmas.35 - 2012-07-29 08:03

      Thanks for showing us how pathetic your maths is. Even if the Sharks lose (and I hope they don't) that will make it 4/12 compared to 1/6. So i guess I should point out, mainly because you're thick, that the biggest chokers would be the Stormers...but most of us just view these stats as being about rugby - something you should try maybe?

      gungets.tuft - 2012-07-29 08:20

      What you are saying is that your team is too useless to even make the playoff games. Shame

      vandeventer.sarel - 2012-07-29 08:31

      When u lose on your own turf, thats called choking!!

      bossie.delport - 2012-07-29 10:55

      @Randomdude-- jissie ou buddy... is jy nogsteeds hier..?? Lees bietjie my comment op die vorige berig.. jy moet ernstig n plan maak om n lewe te kry Ps- jy gaan aambeie kry van al die gesit voor jou pc...

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-07-29 07:27

    well done sharks the best team won't brilliant tactical work and a few decisions better than us. now its not a shark chief final its sa vs nz . . bring it home guys bring it home! at least there is one good thing from the game with siya showing his power against one of the most powerful players yet. o well back to the drawing board and work on the cc ! still proud of the guys!

  • lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2012-07-29 07:42

    As a Bulls supporter, I must say, well done Sharks. You really came from nowhere and made it to the final. You deserve the cup this year. Let's hope your passion can overcome the fatigue from travelling you must be experiencing by now. South Africa go!

  • gregory.makan - 2012-07-29 07:58

    Is it possible to be a NZ supporter and still support one of the SA S15 teams? Just wondering ...

      skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-29 11:16

      Is it possible to be a TRUE South African and support a New Zealand team? Question to the Cape Based All Black supporters: If your son played for the Bokke would you cheer against him when they played against the All Blacks? Think about it.

  • Sonnyjakes - 2012-07-29 08:25

    The petty and nasty comments never cease to amaze me. I am a bulls fan but feel for the Stormers as this title was always theirs to give away. The Sharks need to be congratulated and supported as they have a mountain to climb like Shosaloza!!!! Is this how we support our teams including the boks? It shows a lack of sportsmanship and bad manners. Is this how our parents educated us? You should all be ashamed. Hopefully we will all support the Sharks in the final and leave our petty childish remarks at home. Isak spoken like a man boet, humilty never harmed anyone. your team set the pace all season, well done.

      yagyah.rabin - 2012-07-29 08:53

      Totally agree! Most of you guys sound like those English hooligans soccer fans, its idiotic.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 12:47

      its awesome

  • yagyah.rabin - 2012-07-29 08:50

    Im a Stormes fan but one thing is clear, The Stormers style of play as well as the bulls is not the way to go for the Boks, SHARKS was excellent!!! Good Luck next week!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 12:48

      defense wins jasons and fransvissers as fans and thats about it

  • Gerrit Van Breda - 2012-07-29 08:55

    Ag shame, arme stormers, nou gaan ons weer vir n jaar lank hoor" volgende jaar" , ha ha ha ha

  • petrus.kok.1 - 2012-07-29 09:08

    have been a stormer (wp) supporter all my life - but they are really pushing my loyalty --- good luck to the sharks -- give the chiefs "gas".

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-29 09:13

    My humble apologies for doubting my team. Us supporters can be very fickle, I guess its because we care so much! Must admit, I did feel we would win this one - my doubts faded after we hammered the Reds. Guts and Glory, I do believe they have a good chance of beating the Chiefs, the hard road to the final has hardened this team - I really believe they can do it. GO SHARKS!!

  • hennie.peters.1 - 2012-07-29 09:16

    You are right John Plumtree; you are representing SA now! Well done on the win. Go and make all of us proud! Won't be easy though - mission impossible indeed!

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-07-29 09:28

    just to be fair to the sharks sanzar should give them an extra day to recuperate from jetlag and stage the game next Sunday!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 12:51

      jet leg is not in the sharks dictionary

  • kevin.day.7370 - 2012-07-29 10:51

    Maybe someone out there can explain to me how come so many Blue Bulls supporters were supporting the Stormers yesterday. I thought if one supported a team you generally don't back another team so enthusiastically. I must say, the joy of winning yesterday is nearly as much as I got watching the looks on the Bulls supporters faces as 'their' team lost yesterday. Cheers, Blou Bawlers!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 12:52

      woh bud, which bulls supporters are you referring to? show me one man who was supporting the stormers yesterday who claims to be a bull supporter and i will show you a liar. true bulls supporters wish only ill fate on the stormers. that is a fact

  • sharkie.fin - 2012-07-29 11:06

    Hoe choke ons nou darem maar weer. Toemaar die chokers het belowe volgende jaar vat hulle hom.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-07-29 11:39

    Bring on The Chiefs....

  • pete.oosthuizen.7 - 2012-07-29 15:02

    Is it problem of belief- I got the same feeling when we played Crusaders - the sharks believe and the OLD bulls team had it too

  • dave.short.102 - 2012-07-29 16:06

    Cape Moroon en Isak is skielik flippen stil!!!!

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-07-29 16:31

    the team that wanted it more won on the day. it was an awesome sharks team ast their best

  • willem.pelser.9 - 2012-07-29 16:59

    As much as I would like too see the sharks win next weekend against the chiefs I think with all the traveling they doing will take its toll on them so the key is for them to get a great start in the game because if they don't they will come up short , go sharks sa is behine you stop the nz team from taking it

  • eric.breare - 2012-07-29 19:50

    Win or lose next Saturday the Sharks have done us proud from where we started in the beginning of the year to where we are now just shows you what team spirit and believing in the team you have around you can do. Come Saturday it will be the two best teams of the competition fighting to take home the silverware and as a shark supporter having been through the bad times and the good times sitting in the pouring rain at Kings Park we all know that when the final whistle blows no matter what the score is on the board The Sharks will give it everything they have and not a inch less… GO SHARKS!!

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