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Sharks shock Stormers

2012-07-28 18:57

Cape Town - The Sharks wrapped up another superb performance, securing a 26-19 win over the Stormers in the Super Rugby semifinal at Newlands on Saturday afternoon.

They will now travel to New Zealand to play the Chiefs in the final next week.

The Stormers started well in the tight exchanges, but at scrum time the Sharks had the upper hand.

The two flyhalves, Peter Grant (Stormers) and Frederic Michalak (Sharks) kept the scoreboard ticking over early on as the two sets of defences held their lines intact.

Grant was on target with a penalty and Michalak scored a penalty and a drop goal to give his side a 6-3 lead.

Just on the half-hour mark the Stormers came to light with several attacking moves sprung from around the halfway line but their most penetrative sortie was thwarted on the Sharks' tryline when fullback Joe Pietersen failed to ground the ball.

Most of the Sharks' territorial gains came via upfield kicks which were mostly well fielded by the Stormers, but they suffered a lapse just ahead of the half-time break and right wing Louis Ludik snapped up the bobbling ball before he ran in for the first try of the match. Michalak added the conversion to open up a 10-point lead.

The hosts looked for a strong first-half finish but their pressure merely gave them a penalty opportunity which Grant goaled a minute before half-time (13-6).

Both teams returned from the break with patches of promising play but with the Stormers looking the more likely to make a breakthrough. However, the occasion seemed to unnerve them and numerous errors crept into their game.

Grant and Michalak each struck with a penalty to retain the seven-point difference after 16 minutes of second-half play (16-9).

The Stormers suffered a huge setback just past the hour mark when the in-from JP Pietersen sliced through the Stormers' backline and ran in unchallenged from 20 metres out for the Sharks' second converted try.

With 20 minutes left the home side were faced with a challenge of scoring at least 14 points to save the match.

They wasted no time with a converted try by winger Gio Aplon three minutes later to reduce the margin to seven points.

They were briefly held up as they absorbed a short spell of pressure from the Sharks before they were back in the opposition's 22-metre area where Grant struck with a 73rd minute penalty (23-19).

Michalak, however, hammered the final nail in the Stormers' coffin with his second drop goal to restore what proved to be a match-winning seven-point scoreline difference.

Scorers:

Stormers - Try: Gio Aplon. Conversion: Peter Grant.Penalties: Grant (4).

Sharks - Tries: Louis Ludik, JP Pietersen. Conversions: FredMichalak (2). Penalties: Michalak (2). Drop goals - Michalak (2).

Teams:

Stormers: 15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Deon Fourie, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1.  Steven Kitshoff


Substitutes: 16. Frans Malherbe, 17. Deon Carstens, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Don Armand, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Gerhard van den Heever

Sharks:  15 Louis Ludik, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Keegan Daniel (captain), 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira

Substitutes: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Steven Sykes, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Jacques Botes, 21 Odwa Ndungane, 22 Riaan Viljoen

SAPA

Comments
  • lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2012-07-28 18:58

    Bwahahahaha! Sorry, but I couldn't help myself.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 18:58

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      danie.botha.547 - 2012-07-28 19:00

      I am still LOL

      phillip.beukes.5 - 2012-07-28 19:01

      Sulke dinge gebeur as jy te windgat vir jouself begin raak.... BRILLIANT SHARKS...

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 19:02

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 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..

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 19:03

      BABARAAS ERG MORE-OGGEND.. Paksak gaat nie help nie...

      jack.dewet.7 - 2012-07-28 19:04

      CH...CH....CH...CHO....CHOKE Next year - the up and coming teams BULLS & BRUMBIES

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-07-28 19:04

      Well done Sharks, geez you guys really deserve to lift that SR Cup. Rest, rest and rest some more - you can do it. You are 80 minutes away from being crowned. Most of SA are behind you guys. PS: Thank you SO VERY MUCH for shutting up those BIG mouth Stormers supporters. Peace at last.

      wesley.j.lane - 2012-07-28 19:05

      Well done boys!!!!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 19:08

      Daspoort... HAHAHAHa wie was laas jaar 3rde... wait wait... i can't recall... Suck it up P!S B3K....

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:09

      Ag ou Jan, we are still the 3 times champions. 3 More than the Stormers.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-28 19:10

      shock se gat! SHAME, DIT WAS EINA????? het ons ni gese' weepee, julle sitplek is warm hier saam ons om di finaal te kyk op tv- ongelukkig geweet julle het dit ni?? maar maar maar ons check julle volgende djaar huh huh huh?????????????????????

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-28 19:11

      weepee, dit was di ref se skuld????????

      JaredVN - 2012-07-28 19:12

      I don't understand what the author is on about. This is an old Papsak thing: According to the Cape press, the trophy is theirs after a few early season victories. Come semis or finals, same old story: No cup for 11 years already. STOMPIES, PAPSAKKE = CHOKERS!!!! BWA-HA-HA!!!!! *CHOKE* *CHOKE* *CHOKE* *CHOKE* *CHOKE*

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 19:16

      DASPOORT... you either very thick or very Slow.. it doesn't matter where you end at the end of the season... It matters if you win the Cup or not.. SO that means the Bulls is better than the Stromers because a 6th ranked team just klapped the STOKERS.. Bulls was 5th..No boet it doesn't work like that... Hope that will explain it to you.... otherwise.... ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Looser.....

      JaredVN - 2012-07-28 19:19

      Here you go, Daspoort: http://www.dieburger.com/Sport/Rugby/Stormers-het-wen-doepa-20120728

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-28 19:21

      VRYSTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT B !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:21

      Lekker dassie, in your face.

      donavan.boshoff - 2012-07-28 19:24

      what a game go sharks!! one more week to go!

      razz.tazz.9 - 2012-07-28 19:26

      This is typical SA rugby. How do you explain a team having so many opportunities but do not know how to exercise them. Kicking away so many good possession. Come Sharks we waiting for you.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 19:29

      Daspoort is die berig oor die Bulls of oor die SHarks en die Stormers... Ou Vaal Seun... Die Bulls is uit die jaar so wat... WIe is die enigste span met 3 x S15 koppies... Maak nie juis saak nie want die Stormers sal maar nog n jaarkie moet ou wag Vaal Seun... Geniet jou Babalaas... Erken net dat julle deur n better span geklop is, net soos die Bulls supporters gedoen het toe hulle verloor het teen die Kroes-aiders...asb...

      jack.dewet.7 - 2012-07-28 19:41

      The famous stormers defence: ludik drove a bus through it!!!! Hehehehe.

      jack.dewet.7 - 2012-07-28 19:43

      Wieldopdiefstal is nie goeie voorbereidding vir rugby nie.

      freddie.miff - 2012-07-28 19:55

      SHARKS RULE!!!!!!!!!!

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-07-28 19:55

      ISAK !! Like I said `` big crocodile tears `` !!!! Bahahahahahahahahaha !! Tsekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

      darren.king.58118 - 2012-07-28 19:57

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      JaredVN - 2012-07-28 19:59

      Wat does a Papsak supporter do after the Stompies win the Super 15? He switches off his PS/3 CHOKERS!!!

      cape.maori - 2012-07-28 20:08

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      JaredVN - 2012-07-28 20:12

      Daspoort - the tile of the URL I posted says it already, dufus: Stompies het WEN (=winning) doepa. Shame, poor Papsak-supporter. You're going to have to spend big bucks on tik and papsakke tonight to drown your sorrows, dude. And to think, it's been 11 years since your CHOKER team has won anything. Shame; were it not for the the rude, tik-high, papsak-soaked crowd at Newlands that boos all opposing teams, I'd have almost felt sorry for you.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 20:16

      Ag ou Daspoort... Jy is sad... Gaan haal dit op jou Span uit en los my uit...asb... Geniet jou awesome naweek...

      cape.maori - 2012-07-28 20:19

      @Daspoort - jy maak jou naam 'en team 'n groter gat! Julle is bleddie chokers! Eat your humble pie! Groot bekke gehad - vat so, jou d..s!!

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-28 20:25

      Stomers a benchmark ?????? HAHAHAHAHA 17 yr sr and the best they could do is one final .... F idiot the benchmark is the only sa team to have won it .. The sharks are the best this year , by a mile, then the bulls and then the stomers as far sa goes .. Don't bother with the twice I watched those games I saw how the zzzztomerzzz got those "wins" ... Your team sucked all year long and defended their way to a home field loss against a team that had to play in oz a week ago.

      TravieGrif - 2012-07-28 20:32

      As a Shark fan, and a really proud one at that, a HUGE well done for an awesome game. It was as tough as any I have seen. You guys have had an awesome season and deserve to be really proud. To the Sharks, I am so proud of you lads. Bring the trophy home. You guys are champions through and through

      JaredVN - 2012-07-28 20:32

      Shame, Daspoort - maybe the Stompies should merge with the Kings. We can call them the Stompie Kings or the Papsak Chokers in 2013...

      Jco - 2012-07-28 20:33

      Where is the big mouth Visser from the Cape? I think he is hiding! I told you Jake need to deliver you guys in the cape by taking some of your players to OZ! Stormers rugby is boring to watch, they can not score tries, the kicking game is boring Stormers! Even the Bulls, Lions and Cheatas score more tries!

      hans.himmler.7 - 2012-07-28 20:53

      Harold, Chaplin, hope to see you in Black and White in 2013. BLACK . WHITE . DYNAMITE

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 20:53

      Daspoort... Haal Diep asem... Gaan gooi n ou KWV'kie met Coke en geniet hom soos ek doen met myne... Die kaapse moetie is goed wel atleast better as hul Rugby...

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-28 20:56

      Yes because they actually played positive rugby scored tries and entertained , @sshhat , which is more than what your team got you with all their ugly "wins".. The chance to fall flat in front of a packed home crowd ...... HAHAHAHA what an epic fail by the zzztomerzzzz cup less 4 life !, here we go zzzztomerzz here we go .. Storm Saam .... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      david.streicher - 2012-07-28 21:14

      the cabinet duster's work is all in vain, as the reality strikes again

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 21:25

      ag ou Daspoort my seun... Trailer trash sê jy... ek my vriend sal n bottlekie Ruinart oop maak vir jou Vanaand en so stadig aan n ou Partagas Puff en dink aan jou... Jy my vriend is n Sad case...klaar en uit... Geniet jou naweek want ek gaan nie meer my asem op jou mors nie...

      backstabber.adder - 2012-07-28 21:30

      Low trigger laughs. Bwa-BULLS-ha-KNOPKOPPE-ha-DID-ha-NOT-ha-EVEN-ha-MAKE-ha-THE-ha-PLAYOFFS Saders out too. So haha oops! No worries not yours anyway. Kia Parra! So sorry KNOPKOPPE and CONFUSED KOP... heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh.... Well done Sharks and good luck in Hamilton.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-28 21:44

      Wimp lo .. made it to the playoffs to lose I front of a packed newlands crowd... well done !,!!!!! I'm sure you're going to be bragging about that for years !!! That one of your best performances in the sr competition hooohooo Zzztomerzzzz cup less 4 life !!

      backstabber.adder - 2012-07-28 21:57

      That would be "Whoo-Hoo" genius. Judging by the trajectory of Bulls play the last 2 seasons I am fancying the EP Kings to take your place in 2015. Hehehehehehe... On second thoughts: Hehehehehehehe...

      backstabber.adder - 2012-07-28 22:02

      What do you call a team that did not even make the playoffs? Not-Even-Good-Enough-To-Be-Chokers! Hehehehehehehe...

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-28 22:02

      iPad pedantic @sshat and couldn't be bothered to retype .. Bulls are doing fine and given the pipeline of players I hope you do bet on it

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-28 22:08

      Wow wimp lo ...please no more of your nuts on our foot ..we give up

      backstabber.adder - 2012-07-28 22:10

      Dude let's kiss and make up. Here is my butt.. Hehehehehehe...

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-28 22:14

      Yes I know.. that's why I'm calling you @sshat. ...http://www.asshat.com/head_up_ass_ASSHAT1.jpg

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 22:50

      just got finished celebrating the win. i havent felt that kind of adrenalin rush since the bulls won it those 3 times. that was exciting, entertaining rugby. please do not tell me peter grant is worthy of a springbok jersey. that was very clearly exposed and apparent tonight. the oke was absolutely useless. in a big game, the big boy crumbled. i am so happy he didnt kick 100% but wish he had because they would have still lose because the sharks scored tries. the stormers try was once again from a forward pass to aplon. the scoreline flattered the stormers if anything. i am so happy to see these loud mouths team get knocked the f out so easily. disposed of, swept under the carpet like their trophy ambitions. i was shaking with excitement the last 5 minutes. peter grant for bok number 10!!! hahahahahahahaha. real rugby is about defending your line for 15 minutes and grinding out a 3 point win. well the sharks showed u fools what rugby is all about. basketball rugby vs fransvisser and jason rugby BOOM. internet memo delivered and jet leg was not a factor. rucks were hit, mallets were missing

      backstabber.adder - 2012-07-28 23:02

      The biggest mouth literally and figuratively on this website belongs to Tardis. Should have been quiet for a while now, but he evidently did not clue in that his "up and under stampkar" team did not even make it to the playoffs. Perhaps some of that spray tan got into those dowwe ogies of his. Hehehehehehe

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-28 23:33

      old wimp lo give the red herring a rest the topic of discussion is your kuk team and the EPIC FAIL they just pulled .. all those unwashed (m)asses with their little zzzztomerzzz outfits got to see their team face plant at home .. 17 YRS NO WIN .. NOT ONE .. NOTHING .. 17 yrs of trying and zip .. and now the sad sack zzztomrerzz supporters are trying to "take a win" out of the season by crowing that they "made it" to the semis.. congratu f-in lations .. only you bunch are stupid enough to think that's something to crow about .. but I know for a zzzomerzz supporter that must a highlight of your Sr history . you lost you stupid t1t 4th or 5th or 6th no diff all losers. Diff is we'll prob win it again in the not to distant future you'll prob never win it .. at least not as long as you have that palooka of a coach

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-28 23:56

      too* before you cr @ p urself

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-29 00:44

      ..bye-bye loser Alister Coetsee... ...weakest link...

      pierre.devilliers.9231 - 2012-07-29 02:54

      I can quote a few lines from "Die Antwoord"..rather not. But why are there so many disagreeable comments this morning. Must be some kind of troll-fest.

      liam.cross.7 - 2012-07-29 07:44

      Well done boys but it aint over yet...thank you Stormers fans for being gracious in defeat (majority of you)!! based on last 6-8 weeks performances here is the best bok team. 1. Beast 2. Bismarck 3. Jannie 4. Etzebeth 5. Bekker 6. Daniel (if Brussow injured or not included) 7. Coetzee 8. Kankowski 9. Pienaar 10. Lambie (despite lack of game time) 11. Habana (Mvovo, Aplon, Basson close behind) 12. Steyn (even though Im not a fan of bulk) 13. de Villiers 14. PIETERSEN 15. Ludik 16. Strauss 17. Oosthuizen (if fit) 18. Kruger 19. Alberts 20. Kolisi 21. de Jongh 22. Hougaard Fringe players and injured contenders: Burger, Vermeulen, Grant, Aplon, Whitehead, Bresler, Goosen, Juan Smith, WP Nel, Eberhson, Flip vd Merwe, Basson, Kirchner, Taute, Josh Strauss, Franco vd Merwe.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 08:09

      Liam r u a moron? Over the last 6-8 weeks burger and vermeulen haven't played a single game of rugby. Fool

      liam.cross.7 - 2012-07-29 08:54

      @Tom.tardis... clearly im not the only moron. I said 'injured players' as well. I know this might surprize you but injured normally means that they havnt played for a while...those are players who would have been in the mix (Juan Smith as well)... If you lack the IQ capacity to understand what I meant then go back to your blow up doll and get some...until then I hope the others who comment make valid arguments/comments

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-07-29 09:04

      yawn....really boring match for a semi-final. predictable styles. I could have watched the bulls and saw the same thing...yawn.The Chiefs will have them for breakfast if they play the same....then again if either teams change the style its a disaster too.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 09:38

      how vermeulen or burger can compete for places is a mystery i will never understand. see how they play in currie cup before assuming they will be of any use in the green and gold. and habana the best number 11 in the country? what a joke. juan de jongh as a replacement centre? scores 2 tries against the rebels, 66% of his tries for the season in that game and he should be a springbok. how many times did he break the line yesterday? midget de jongh deserves a bok jersey as much as i do. idiocy

      selma.botha.9 - 2012-07-29 11:05

      Alister Coetzee is laughable. Petersen was rattled from the word go and should have been substituted within twenty minutes. As soon as Aplon moved to fullback the Stormers looked threatening. To late. Eleven years on and the Western Province Union cannot grasp that the front row, as brave, committed and determined as they are, are not up to scratch. Jean de Villiers, Aplon and Habana looked utterly gutted and one has to wonder how this loss will impact on the Stormers' future.

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-29 15:55

      Isak, Isak Isak waar is jy, ons soek almal na jou!!!!!!!!

      pete.oosthuizen.7 - 2012-07-29 16:59

      Something very week in taking pleasure in the downfall of others - whats up with you SA people, Well done sharks, i feel we gave it to them though, changes are needed at WP!

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-07-29 17:48

      dave... seems Mr Potato head is M.I.A. Finally the Sharks have shut this blubbering ignoramus up... hopefully for a whole week (hold thumbs).

      steyts - 2012-07-30 06:58

      Saying that the stormers choked is a slap in the face for the sharks!! I think the sharks totally outplayed the stormers on the day and has nothing to do with choking... Good luck to the sharks for the final!! Liam, just out of interest my bok team will be as follows: Lambie, Pietersen, de Villiers (c), Steyn, Grant, Pienaar, Alberts, Coetsee, Brussow, Bekker, Etsebeth, du Plessis, du Plessis, Beast... Replacements: A Strauss, Kruger, Kolisi, Flip vd Merwe, Hougaard, Basson, P Jordaan. Oosthuizen (if fit), Injured players to consider when returning and the rest: Goosen, Burger, Vermeulen, Aplon, Piet van Zyl, Willie le Roux...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-30 07:27

      after saturdays performance anyone who still thinks peter grant deserves a spot in the bok team is either a total moron or a mongo imbecile

      steyts - 2012-07-30 07:53

      He's much better than Morne Steyn and because I prefer Lambie at 15 I will play Grant at 10 until Goosen returns... Hell I'll even play Elton Jantjies and Sias Ebersohn before Morne Steyn!!!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-30 17:27

      so large is the admiration for The Steyn that you need to reference him. the obsession with the bulls every time someone says something negative about your beloved stormers is adorable. no one is talking about starting steyn al the time. its obvious his form is not good enough for the boks. but to suggest grant is the best option we have when he got himself falconed once and dropped it plenty other times and with his popgun kicking, cant kick a penalty over from 40 metres so they hand it to joe to kick out...we would have lost that series against england. not to mention that shoddy defense.

  • JacoKloppers - 2012-07-28 18:58

    inb4 Injuries

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-07-28 19:21

      Can Jake White not take Allister along to the brumbies?

      ruan.nielsen.3 - 2012-07-28 22:59

      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

      phillys.winterbottom - 2012-07-28 23:28

      ag shamepies to ruaarse nielsen who is such a sulky susan now that his papsak team have lost, that just for spite he will support the Chiefs!!! bohohoho!!! dont go and wet your little panties now!!! and this crotch-stain still thinks that points are important at this stage of the tournament, lol!!!

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

      @ruan. You are a typical Province sore- loser supporter - one of those that boo's when the opposing team takes a place kick. As Naas says - check out the scoreboard! Luck had NOTHING to do with it. The Stormers thought they had won the math before they played it - The Sharks came to win.

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-07-29 07:19

      Pathetic Ruan. Points mean nothing now. I am waiting to hear what I.Suck.Fish (Isak.Visser) has got to say.

      tony.vanniekerk.35 - 2012-07-29 09:28

      Alicia. The commentators on this site have no knowledge of the game, mostly antyway. Most commentate after too many beverages, when you can see the lack of intellect come through. Wait for the papers to hear what the real guys have to say.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 09:29

      Alicia please save ur good to do attitude, you lot didn't sound so modest this week talking like the cup was yours. Idiot

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-29 16:01

      Yes Alecia is only shocked when it's the other team's supporters doing the trash-talk , never when things like moftus, vlou nulle, Meisiekind , .. are being said by their supporters or when the idiots from the cape boo a fellow saffa and a SB .

      steyts - 2012-07-30 07:55

      @allen you are a typical idiot if you think that most province supporters are sore losers and support the chiefs this week!! I bet you that most stormers supporters like me will definitely be backing the sharks!!

  • brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-28 18:58

    Top of the log, conference winners, well rested, home ground advantage and ,,,, wait,,,,,, CHOKE AGAIN, bhahahahahahaah, Losers, 11 years and counting Bhaahahahaha.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 18:59

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-28 18:59

      Snot and trane in the Cape tonight, check my Profile pic, Hahahahahaha, Sharks jou lekker deng.

      Jae - 2012-07-28 20:09

      I'm sure we played against 16 stormers!

      Rich - 2012-07-28 20:41

      Thats why you shouldn't wait till a semi final to learn how to score tries. Well done Sharks, deserved winners.

  • Priesterb - 2012-07-28 18:58

    Congratulations Sharks! What an excellent game! We are behind you ALL the way! Ai papsakke smaak my julle bly maar chokers! Blou Bul Groete!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:00

      Choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke!!!!!!!!!!

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-07-28 19:04

      @llyod, howzit retard I see you have all of a sudden crawled out your hole. Different picture but still the inbred moron. Idiot

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:06

      choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke!!!!!!!!!!

      leon.devilliers.9 - 2012-07-28 20:02

      So close...I am a stormer supporter I am a stormer..but we were beaten by a better team...well played saaarkz...now take the cup

      Jae - 2012-07-28 20:13

      All you guys that are laughing, I hope that you're not Shark supporters, not very sporting.....the best team won! GO now and claim that title SHARKS FOR EVER!!!

      press.enter.12 - 2012-07-29 02:43

      Well done Sharks - South Africa A klapped South Africa C .... And well done Heyneke - you got it right the first time you picked your Bok team !!!!!!

  • jan.ferreira.5 - 2012-07-28 18:59

    Next year.......................... How many years now?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 22:56

      daspoort guess what bud, this is the same kind of insult as calling a white man a cracker or a honky - like water off a ducks back but if a black man is called any manner of derogatory name, a sh*tstorm ensues. pretty similar to stormers vs bulls supporters and the 3 cups/where did they finish this year argument. like water off a ducks back bud, water off a ducks back. man its good to not be a stormer supporter

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-29 00:36

      ...going for 12.... ...and counting...

  • chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 18:59

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 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..

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 19:01

      Peter Floating Grant what a game... Jy moet asb n Springbok word...*spit* NOT... Stormers Defense is die Beste... Awesome to see how JP pick his nose and score a try straight through PG channel... Over rated Oval Head he is... Is said Sharks by 5 but they die it by 7... Nice one Boys...

      michele.marnewick - 2012-07-28 20:17

      Waar is Die Bulls - 3 time Super Rugby winners!!!! And now it's just a little "koppie" is is - so why can't you win it then ? hahahahahahahahahahha

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-28 20:46

      Still better than anything your team's been able to do .. You reason like someone who supports a loser team .. But but top of the log .. But Connie cup .. But but we ended 4 and you're 5th .... You f lost just like us diff is we're not 17yr without a sr cup and our supporters didn't go and tell all that we'll definitely win it this year and had to make excuses for the pathetic rugby our team played and had to be humiliated at home by a team that had to go to oz and back before they beat us.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 22:58

      michelle marnewick, somewhat hot, comment deemed VALID PENDING T.ITS OR GTFO and the WHERE ARE THE BULLS THIS YEAR argument continues even as your team has been eliminated by the 6th place Sharks. my weekend.....MADE

  • SpringBok - 2012-07-28 18:59

    stormers lost even with fourie at 8???!!!!???? swak. go sharks!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 22:59

      jet leg was a determining factor. and ross tucker's data meant jack squat and nick mallet was proved wrong. rucks were hit but internet memos were not delivered to alister kots ear

  • stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-07-28 18:59

    Ou Sakkie, ek het vir jou n tou gepos, gebruik dit wyselik

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 19:09

      LOL... ek dink hy het klaar sy belt gebruik...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:12

      His knitted WP serpie.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 23:01

      sakkie will probably OD on tik and johny walker green label

  • shooshyu.tu - 2012-07-28 18:59

    Congratulations Sharks, now go & slay the Chiefs.

  • Jacques - 2012-07-28 19:00

    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. LOVING THIS! Isak jou papsak! Go sharks! Bulls Groete! 11 years and counting, boys!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 23:01

      oh its cameron diaz from something about mary

      jacques.joubert.swart - 2012-07-29 10:19

      oh, it's Tom Tardis.

  • SpringBok - 2012-07-28 19:01

    thank god grant cant tackle, almost got worried..... NOT!!

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-29 00:33

      ....Peter Grant.. ...overrated... ...useless... ....loser...

      steyts - 2012-07-30 08:59

      MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER THAN THAT PATHETIC MORNE STEYN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • eric.breare - 2012-07-28 19:01

    WELL DONE BOYZ! Now lets bring it home :D ... Sorry stormers

      lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2012-07-28 19:04

      Wasn't he supposed to be in the Springbok team by the end of this weekend? Now who said that?

  • heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-28 19:01

    What a SHARKS team what a fantastic win SHARKS bring us that CUP now go SHARKS GO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gunner.zn.5 - 2012-07-28 19:01

    Shock??? WTF..Sharks were the better side.SHARKS forever!

  • spear.tackle.7 - 2012-07-28 19:01

    Ag kaaS ... Great game sharks, mxm so sad

  • skhona.luswazi - 2012-07-28 19:02

    The choke tag will never go bitterly disappointed why stormers why?anyway goodluck to the sharks for final

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:06

      choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke choke!!!!!!!!!!

  • willem.pelser.9 - 2012-07-28 19:02

    Stormers you bunch of chokers go sharks I am not a shark but next week ill be backing u to beat the chiefs bring it home

  • phillip.beukes.5 - 2012-07-28 19:03

    CHOKERS.... CHOKERS... CHOKERS.... en die kas bly leeg....

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:07

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:58

      Only 2 years ago, idiot.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 23:13

      water off a ducks back. we have the ability to say we won it 3 times while you......erm.....dont oh what a wonderful feeling

  • dirk.naude.12 - 2012-07-28 19:03

    Well done Sharks, you guys outclassed the Stormers tonight, certainly looked like you had a game plan and the Stormers didn't know what the hell they were doing, besides pitching up at Newlands. So dit is maklik om suurgat te raak en te se go Chiefs, maar te m**r daarmee. Go Sharks, julle kan daai confused lot daar onder gas gee en die beker wen. Groete van 'n Stormer fan lol

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:07

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      Ettiene - 2012-07-28 19:11

      Huil jy ook??? hahahahahahahahahahahaha

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:13

      It's happy tears, dude.

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-28 19:19

      @dirk ons weet dit was ni lekker ni- sterkte. maar laat ons as Bulle & Stoomers ondersteuners di sarkies ondersteun?? Bul groete

      dirk.naude.12 - 2012-07-28 19:22

      @ the silent actor, yep hahahahahahaha...., I agree :) @ WTF Daar is nie meer trane oor in my na 11 jaar nie. Ek lyk nou al soos Anton Chigurh minus die haarstyl :) @ Thanks Jap, sien uit na die Currie cup, maar ja Sharks al die pad!!

      KLSmith51 - 2012-07-28 19:26

      Die chiefs gaan hulle deurmekaar hardloop, ek kry hulle jammer maar NZ kan rugby as n span speel.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:26

      Dirk, trust me, I'm not all that silent at the moment.

      dirk.naude.12 - 2012-07-28 19:32

      lol, I'm sure. You've broken the fourth wall with this loss.

      bernard.ingram - 2012-07-28 19:58

      Dirk, jy praat reguit. Awesome!

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-28 21:05

      I want the sharks to win but I feel the chiefs are the best in SR at the moment .. They're going to take it I think but I'll be cheering for the sharkies and it will be one of the most impressive sr wins in the history of the comp if they do!

      backstabber.adder - 2012-07-28 22:14

      "I want the Sharks to win". You do not say! How enlightened of a Bulls supporter! Hehehehehe...

  • monde.sibisi - 2012-07-28 19:03

    Natal Sharks jou lekker ding

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-28 19:21

      VRYSTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT B !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      donavan.boshoff - 2012-07-29 13:10

      dont you mean freestate A? chopchopchop

  • heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-28 19:04

    Bye bye chokers I told u so another big match choke hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      Jae - 2012-07-28 20:21

      @ klsmith no one has beaten the stormers at home this year...until now!!!

  • sbonelo.dladla1 - 2012-07-28 19:04

    I said it last week and I'm gona say it again, Against all odds! That's our title dis season!

      KLSmith51 - 2012-07-28 19:15

      No team has traveled 3 times and won so its another NZ super 15 title even if i hope not, but we just lost the super 15 title. Hope Chiefs don't put record score against sharks. Great win sharks!!!!

      sbonelo.dladla1 - 2012-07-28 19:38

      Let me say it again, AGAINST ALL ODDS!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 23:15

      sbonelo wanna say it one more time, didn't catch what you said

  • bfvillet - 2012-07-28 19:05

    argh argh choke AC define insanity well done sharks

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 23:17

      losers of the highest order, not even jet leg and nick mallet couldnt even help the stormers hit the rucks and serve the memos. i guess all they have are the mini victories jean devilliers spoke about. he was the only guy in the team who had a good game. enjoy the connie cup while the sharks or chiefs parade the s15 trophy around. im sure its a nice feeling to have been top of the overall log but walk away with a nice pat on the back and no cup.....again

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-29 00:28

      ...Alister Coetsee.. ..weakest link... ..Rassie, ....where are you.????????

  • Ettiene - 2012-07-28 19:05

    balsak waar is julle Stormers ag ek bedoel CHOKERS!!! Seeing Habana crying like a little b!tch = priceless!!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:07

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 19:11

      No boet have you seen the Face of Parkie Bekker..; Look worst than those of the Bulls a couple of weeks ago... AG SHAME...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:13

      He's never had a decent look on his face.

      KLSmith51 - 2012-07-28 19:17

      Regte Bul trane.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 23:20

      rondsteek bekker is one fugly sumbit'ch. loser

  • fred.gatvol - 2012-07-28 19:06

    Another year with no trophy. I feel good. Go Sharks. Lets get behind them for next week

      press.enter.12 - 2012-07-29 02:48

      Natural order of things still intact , , , ,

  • rohann.olivier.1 - 2012-07-28 19:06

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah Bulls didn't even make the semi's!!!

      Ettiene - 2012-07-28 19:08

      Uhm we know that, but guess what Stormers CHOKE again!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:09

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      Ettiene - 2012-07-28 19:10

      Hahahahahaha Bulls have won it three times , and backing the Sharks to win it for the first time next week. Stormers = Chokers!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-28 19:12

      ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha 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..

      rohann.olivier.1 - 2012-07-28 19:12

      I don't support the stormers. I only support 14 teams. Anyone against the the flou nulle! I WIN

      schaun.vanzyl - 2012-07-28 19:33

      rohan lmfao, why that comment,... did nt even make the semi s, but its better to win the cup 3 times over 11 years than loose and choke in games that matter well done sharks, bad luck stormers,.. but then again no wonder hm only chose 3stormers since the rest is chokers

      bernard.ingram - 2012-07-28 20:02

      Rihana, gaan suig aan jou mama se tietie loser!

      rohann.olivier.1 - 2012-07-28 20:05

      Ja! Stormers erg chokers! Hope the Sharks crush the Chiefs but I think its gonna be a bridge too far. Bulls supporters are like Liverpool supporters, living on past glories! Bulls P weak. Suck my dong!!! Gonna drink some papsak now. Lekker late harvest. Hup hup HOLLAND.

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-07-28 20:27

      @Azurite - For someone who posted the below comment only yesterday your posts here certainly prove that you are an imbecile with a short term memory problem. Now are you going to also admit that you & your comments are also "Pathetic"? Uplause comes to Super Rugby 2012-07-27 10:41 Azurite - July 27, 2012 at 17:54 Report commentComments Policy Instead of commenting on the article and its content, the losers are taking cheap shots at each other. Pathetic! I do not like listening to commentary and being uninterrupted by a loud noise. Dumb idea! And why do the crowd have voices in the first instance? Once again, congratulations Sharks, now go destroy the Chiefs & bring the trophy back home..

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 23:21

      bulls didnt even make the semis? hahahahaha really thats all u have to say after your flawless gameplan and overall log leader and nick mallet prophecy proved to be nothing more than a fart in a hurricane?

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-29 00:16

      ..Bulls = Super-Champs X3...\r\n...Stormers = Super-Losers X11...

      rohann.olivier.1 - 2012-07-29 01:45

      I just threw up in my own lap! Awesome!!!

  • skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-28 19:06

    Stormers really missed their biggest influence..... Mark Lawrence..... Cummon South Africans, lets get behind the Sharks next weekend. Wouldn't it be great to klap the Chiefs in their own back yard?

      Ettiene - 2012-07-28 19:12

      I hope so, backing them all the way!

  • abe.botha.5 - 2012-07-28 19:07

    Exposed Exposed Exposed to the bone. king Kolisi, Bekker, Grant, Where were you. Bwabawabawa hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah. 11 years and counting. Still winless. You suck. 2 weeks rest, home advantage. Couldnt have better odds if you tried. Given a rugby lesson. You can score tries, you can tackle and you cant kick. Suck the big one

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:10

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      WernerZA - 2012-07-28 19:24

      You mean \soft shoes\ grant, or \butterfinger\ grant?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 23:25

      falcon grant cant kick from 42m in front of the poles grant popgun grant

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-29 00:13

      ...11 years... ..and counting...

  • andre.fouche.547 - 2012-07-28 19:07

    And there the Stormers choke again!! HA-HA-HA!!! Where is all the big mouth Stormers now? Loooosseeerrsssssss!!!!!!!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:10

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • ntiyiso.boownz - 2012-07-28 19:08

    lol lol...i'm happy, so so happy... Count

  • lona.vezi - 2012-07-28 19:10

    congragulatios r in order

      cape.maori - 2012-07-28 20:50

      Again you????

      press.enter.12 - 2012-07-29 02:52

      Ha ha ha ha - Cape Maori - First the Crusaders, then Bryce and now the Stormers thrown in for good measure - ha ha ha ha . . . .

  • skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-28 19:13

    Why is this a shock? The Stormers struggled to win against the Rebels. They only won against the Sharks earlier in the season because Mark Lawrence brought disgrace to the proffession of reffing. Between Mark Lawrence and Gerrie Coetzee these two South Africans have deprived all South Aficans of a home S15 final. I hope they are proud South Africans right now.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-29 03:57

      it's just a shock to stormers24 , Nick Mallet and the rugby supporters that populate that reality distortion zone known as the Western Cape .. the rest of us pretty much placed money on them choking at the business end . All who could stay awake in their games & really watched them play and saw the BS way the stumbled into their "wins" should have known they were going bye-bye in the knockout games

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

      Took sharks to make the final, sharks & chiefs and as back up sharks& saders and sharks on the handicap. Overall for the weekend, money made!! Big weekend! Thanks shark, but thanks stormers for being so inept

  • duane.hoffeldt - 2012-07-28 19:17

    Izak, izak, where are you, please come forward to take your abuse like a man

      Ettiene - 2012-07-28 19:19

      He won't comment, he is busy crying with Habana like a b!tch!

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-07-28 19:18

    11 years and counting. What's the bet half the Newlands "faithful" will support the Chiefs next week. Like we care... hahahahaha...

  • skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-28 19:19

    What is going on with the scrums. Week in and week out we see the Spingbok front row of the Sharks being neutralised by the front row being pushed up. What is the point of making new scrum laws when the ones we have aren't enforced. against the Reds the balls was being put in under the flanks feet. The scrums in next weeks game are going to be a HUGE factor because the Chiefs have a really weak scrum. But if the refs continue to ignore pushing up it will mean nothing.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 23:28

      i found it ridiculous they got away with it and it was so blatant. every scrum a bewildered crock harris popped up with tiaan liebenberg looking equally awestruck. walsh had a good game otherwise but the scrums - sharks should have had 4 or 5 more penalties from the illegal scrummaging

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 07:49

      Marlene, defo potential for great hotness, comment deemed, VALID. And it wasn't just immense, it was immensely immense

  • Hannes Truter - 2012-07-28 19:20

    Kaapse All Blacks moet nou Hamilton toe reis....

      duane.g.otto - 2012-07-28 19:43

      i hope they win all else what a waste.

  • WernerZA - 2012-07-28 19:21

    Mr Meyer... Now we know why you only picked 3 stormers... They just don't have BMT... Go forth and concour with your shark picks... And a few others in the supporting cast! It was priceless when Grant didn't want to even ATTEMPT a kick from the 10 m line, and then later, when he tried... He missed. Shows you... Hahaha. Choking on a shark fin...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-28 23:30

      werner really enjoyed that in the 22nd minute i think, when they asked him if he can do it, and they gave the ball to pietersen to kick out! and then when he got his chance to kick it further than the normal 25m, he failed! oh granty you imbecile

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-07-28 19:21

    Those that enjoyed the bulls' loss last week got their own medicine. Nie lekker nie, nè? Now you would think twice dissing others! Life lesson #42

  • jp.duplooy.14 - 2012-07-28 19:21

    Well done sharks. Unlucky stormers. Was a nailbiting game in the end. Hope the sharks bring the cup to SA next weekend!good luck. Stormers 4 life!

      archangel.zerachiel - 2012-07-29 01:45

      True ... and we wonder why the Pienk Koeie fans are so loudmouthed today .. Oh wait - they are usually like that - caused by the branderwyn and Coke... oh, and beating the vrou ... bloody wankers.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 07:50

      Haha it's good not to be a stormer supporter

  • sbonelo.dladla1 - 2012-07-28 19:21

    Stomers, we didn't mean to break your heart like that, we really didn't. It's just dat on our plate we missing the Chiefs, we already have the sardine now, fresh New Zealand chiefs will do for us now!

  • robert.walter.144 - 2012-07-28 19:22

    Stormers losers again! Chokers! Maybe the Currie Cup!

      WernerZA - 2012-07-28 19:26

      BIG maybe! Hahahahaha

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 19:27

      Big never. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      jabulani.hlophe.52 - 2012-07-28 19:36

      Wow to my brilliant sharks wow we have to win this after so many heartaches in final we need to burry the 2007 ghotst

      jabulani.hlophe.52 - 2012-07-28 19:36

      Wow to my brilliant sharks wow we have to win this after so many heartaches in final we need to burry the 2007 ghotst

      jabulani.hlophe.52 - 2012-07-28 19:36

      Wow to my brilliant sharks wow we have to win this after so many heartaches in final we need to burry the 2007 ghotst

      WernerZA - 2012-07-28 19:43

      After Bryan stole that one from you for the BULLS, Id say yes, it's time for the sharks! You play a great game! Good luck!

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-29 00:10

      maybe the CC because they have so few SBs

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-29 00:10

      ....Alister Coertsee... ..loser... ...where is Rassie..?

  • willie.dique - 2012-07-28 19:23

    Great Sharks......Congrats.

  • stanley.marries - 2012-07-28 19:23

    *SNIK*

  • lourens.vandervyver.798 - 2012-07-28 19:24

    Welldone Sharks! Julle jul kanse gevat en my Stormers ongelukkig nie. Dit was al verskil. My Stormers n paar jonges gekry wat defnitief hul hand opgesteek het! Dankie Etzabet aka Goorrrood om te wys Bismark ook mens. Sterkte Sharks met die final teen Chiefs. STORMERS jou lekker ding...

      schaun.vanzyl - 2012-07-28 19:28

      so se hulle 11 jaar

      bfvillet - 2012-07-28 19:32

      stormers het spelers met bmt nodig grant en pietersen twee hippies meer etzebeths en kitshoffs asb

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 09:54

      grant is supposed to be the springbok flyhalf! and what about pietersen the liefling of newlands? hahahaha no where to be seen. getting replaced with gerhard doesnt look like he wants to be there van der heever. that dense youngster does have 2 super titles though...with the bulls. pietersen.....zero

  • bernard.ingram - 2012-07-28 19:25

    Vreet van die chokers bak isak.visser!!!!!

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-07-28 20:27

      @Azurite - For someone who posted the below comment only yesterday your posts here certainly prove that you are an imbecile with a short term memory problem. Now are you going to also admit that you & your comments are also "Pathetic"? Uplause comes to Super Rugby 2012-07-27 10:41 Azurite - July 27, 2012 at 17:54 Report commentComments Policy Instead of commenting on the article and its content, the losers are taking cheap shots at each other. Pathetic! I do not like listening to commentary and being uninterrupted by a loud noise. Dumb idea! And why do the crowd have voices in the first instance? Once again, congratulations Sharks, now go destroy the Chiefs & bring the trophy back home.

  • karsten.kaminski - 2012-07-28 19:26

    Stormers to WEER PROBEER next year :)

  • jacob.cremer.1 - 2012-07-28 19:28

    hoelaat speel die bulls

      WernerZA - 2012-07-28 19:32

      Hulle speel in groen n paar weke van nou af... Choker!

      bernard.ingram - 2012-07-28 20:05

      Hoe laat speel die CHOKERS???

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-28 20:07

      Azurite, they have a bye this weeked.

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-07-28 20:28

      @Azurite - For someone who posted the below comment only yesterday your posts here certainly prove that you are an imbecile with a short term memory problem. Now are you going to also admit that you & your comments are also "Pathetic"? Uplause comes to Super Rugby 2012-07-27 10:41 Azurite - July 27, 2012 at 17:54 Report commentComments Policy Instead of commenting on the article and its content, the losers are taking cheap shots at each other. Pathetic! I do not like listening to commentary and being uninterrupted by a loud noise. Dumb idea! And why do the crowd have voices in the first instance? Once again, congratulations Sharks, now go destroy the Chiefs & bring the trophy back home.

      bfvillet - 2012-07-28 20:55

      werner sien gavin rich het n protea span gekies met geen bulle in, net stormers en sharks shame

      blou.johnny - 2012-07-29 00:07

      ...Bulls = Super-Champs X3... ...Stormers = Super-Losers X11.... ...Going for 12...

  • ruan.lacock - 2012-07-28 19:29

    PROUD SHARKS SUPPORTER SINCE 1972.

      KLSmith51 - 2012-07-28 19:43

      Good for you.

      ron.rielander - 2012-07-28 19:48

      CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE..................

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-29 09:55

      proud sharks supporter for 80 minutes. since yesterday, until next week

  • bernard.ingram - 2012-07-28 19:30

    Vreet van die chokers bak isak.visser!!!!!

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-07-28 20:28

      @Azurite - For someone who posted the below comment only yesterday your posts here certainly prove that you are an imbecile with a short term memory problem. Now are you going to also admit that you & your comments are also "Pathetic"? Uplause comes to Super Rugby 2012-07-27 10:41 Azurite - July 27, 2012 at 17:54 Report commentComments Policy Instead of commenting on the article and its content, the losers are taking cheap shots at each other. Pathetic! I do not like listening to commentary and being uninterrupted by a loud noise. Dumb idea! And why do the crowd have voices in the first instance? Once again, congratulations Sharks, now go destroy the Chiefs & bring the trophy back home.

  • gavin.simpson.0 - 2012-07-28 19:31

    Shock? Lol.