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Sharks v Bulls 'like a final'

2011-05-17 08:08

Gavin Rich - SuperSport

Durban - The Bulls are talking about Saturday’s big match at Kings Park as if it is a final, and it appears they are not alone.

Although the Sharks, unlike the Bulls, can theoretically afford to lose the match and still be in with a chance of topping the South African conference, their coach John Plumtree regards it as a must-win as a victory will serve the dual purpose of both shutting out the defending champions and keeping the pressure on the table topping Stormers.

“It’s crunch time, for sure. It’s all to play for in a wide open competition,” said Plumtree after his squad had come together for a training session following their weekend off.

“The pressure is on everybody. It is going to be a very intense run-in over the next five weeks because only a few teams are completely out of the running. Everybody is pushing hard and, for us, four of our five games are local derbies and three of those are away from home.”

The Sharks’ run-in to the end of the season certainly does look a lot tougher now than it did a few weeks ago. Back then the Cheetahs, Lions and even the Bulls were struggling and looked like they might be soft touches, but all three of them have bounced back into form in recent weeks and the Cheetahs and Lions won’t necessarily be easy to beat on their home grounds.

The Sharks play the Bulls twice – they follow up this weekend’s fixture with an away trip to Loftus in the last league game – so that should up the ante for them to win on Saturday as it might lessen the Bulls’ resolve for later matches, with top players even possibly in line to take a rest as World Cup considerations take preference to what would effectively be dead rubber matches for them.

Plumtree was away for the weekend so did not get to see much of the Bulls win over the Rebels, but noted that while the Rebels did not play well and thus not too much could be read into the fixture, the big win would have built the Bulls’ confidence.

John Smit is back in training for the Sharks and will be considered for selection, as will Jacques Botes, who makes a timely return as Keegan Daniel is serving a suspension. The only Sharks player definitely not available is Ryan Kankowski, who fractured a cheek-bone in the recent bruising clash with the Stormers in Cape Town.

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Comments
  • WPBEFONK - 2011-05-17 08:16

    It will be a CRUNCH game. These are 2 VERY GOOD and PHYSICAL sides. My prediction the SHARKS to take this game by 20. It's a big winning margin, but I believe that currently the SHARKS are in a different league. Alberts and Jean Deysel will be a handful, I don't know if pierre spies and kie will be able to cope with these 2 GIANTS. Lambie, Terblance, Bosman, Beast, Bismarck, Jannie. Ai ek kry die Bulle jammer.

      kosie - 2011-05-17 08:55

      at wp befok, everything you said looked right until you wrote bosman...

      Dirt Diver - 2011-05-17 09:04

      Sweetheart, watse rugby kyk jy? O skies, ek sien jy het iets met die streeptrui donkies te doen. Ek verstaan. Met 20?! Lol, watse rugby kyk jy? As jy nou mooi gaan terug dink oor die Sharks, verloor teen die wp het gewys hulle het nie bg match temprament nie. Lambie, ek stem saam. Skitterende jong aanwins vir enige span. Terrie en Bosman....presies waar die sharks se swakpunt, wel, een van hulle le. Twee broers....great competitors, worthy to compete with the champions. Ek hoop hulle kies vir Jacobs van die begin af, Eks dood seker Werner Kruger (......wat n stut is, strepies trui ) drop hom op n 100m sprint. Die sharkies gaan nog lang trane tjank oor rory kockot, ons sal sien (wel ons weet klaar) waarvan charlie gemaak is teen baas Fourie Du Preez. Met DANIE ROSSOUW terug kan jy gerus vir SPIES dophou. Hy kan nou sy game speel, nie die stampkar wees nie. Kom ons kyk wie gaan swig onder die preasure. Snaaks, almal haat die CHAMPS, noem hulle naampies ens. Ek kan julle nie kwalik neem nie. Wanneer laas het enige ander span n Super rugby trofee gelig?...mmmmm o ja. NOOIT!!!! Die poefter nulle?.....3 keer. Need I say more?

      watalife - 2011-05-17 09:08

      @Cullen The flo nulle supporters are still having wet dreams after there loss against the Mighty Stormers at moftus. bulls...suck

      BoneDaddy - 2011-05-17 09:12

      Beware of the evil one that rides the back... Remember that...no write that down

      Kaapie - 2011-05-17 10:12

      Kosie not oly Bosman but outside of Bosman as well. Sharks need good centres.. Time to buy

      Blougroen - 2011-05-17 12:18

      Why won't Spies be able to cope with Alberts and Deysel ? He is bigger and faster than both ????

      Blouste-Blou - 2011-05-17 13:56

      Stormers wen die Sharks vêr, en verloor teen die Chiefs. Bulls wen die Chiefs vêr, maar het nie 'n kans teen die Sharks nie? Ag kom nou julle streeptruimense - praat bietjie sin, toe probeer, toe

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-17 14:24

      @Blougroen - get your facts straight. Both Jean Deysel and Willem Alberts is bigger and stronger than Spies. Alberts is 120kg's and Deysel 119kg's, Spies = 108 Kg's. What is your point??

      rustler - 2011-05-17 15:37

      He said bigger not fatter

      Delarey - 2011-05-17 16:32

      By 20! You will be lucky to come within 10 of the Bulls.

  • MBSS (Meeste bulls supporters Suck) - 2011-05-17 08:25

    Go Sharks - Wys die "NULLE" hoe om Rugby tespeel!!! Sharks by 19!!!

      WPBEFONK - 2011-05-17 08:29

      Yes, the Bulls suck.....

      jontheb - 2011-05-17 09:36

      no man ouens - I want a draw and masses of injuries (especially to the likes of Bakkies, Matfield & Smit - do the boks a favor too). The way things are looking, we're looking at the Cheetahs forwards and the Stormers backs for the bok team...

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-18 09:54

      Julle WP ouens is maar dof! Julle gaan julle gatte sien in die S15 as die Sharks julle op die log verby steek. Maar, die wyse Duanne Vermeulen so se - "Huh?"

  • Anneleen - 2011-05-17 08:30

    What an exciting weekend for the two teams...the final countdown...GO SHARKS!!!

  • h3fty1 - 2011-05-17 08:34

    Ek dink julle moet eerder maar wag vir Saterdag voor julle voorspellings maak, want ek is oortuig daarvan - as enige een van julle iets waardevol kon toevoeg sou julle saam Naas en Darren in die ateljee gesit het. Onthou - geskiedenis is tog aan ons kant - en boonop dit...ons weet hoe dit voel om die beker te lig... X3 so ja. Kom ons almal maak weer 'n posting Maandag en kyk wie was toe reg.. Lekker BULLE!!

      mrautenb1405 - 2011-05-17 08:49

      Ek stem volkome saam. Die Bulls weet hoe om alles te gee vir so 'n belangrike game. Ja kom ons praat Maandag wees!!! Go Bulls!!

      ARRA - 2011-05-17 10:00

      goeie voorspelling-indien enige van die befaamde Stormers ondersteuners verder as gister kan terugdink-die Blou bulle Vodacom finaal span het ook hulle eerste 4 wedstryde verloor,en kyk net waar het hulle ge-eidig weer in n finaal-so moet nooit te vroeg beker/ trofee kaste skoonmaak voor die eindfluitjie geblaas het nie

      WhoGivesAshi - 2011-05-17 10:24

      Darren is `n aap.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-17 10:30

      @ARRA: Um pocket genius - the Bulls only got to the final of the Dodocom cup because the SOUTH division was so much stronger than the Northern division - it is true. Sharks, WP and Pampas were virtually unbeaten after playing all the weaklings in the Northern division. The sad truth was that the 3 strongest teams in the Vodacom cup ended up playing each other in the knockout phases. WP, Sharks and Pampas 15. The north honestly just made up the numbers....... Go and take a look at the entire VC season results, do the maths and then disappear ignoramus.

      ARRA - 2011-05-17 11:14

      Saffa-cat -Remember world cup 2007. SA did not play NZ or AUS and win the world cup-does this make any sense to you

      Dave-the-bul - 2011-05-17 11:44

      @SAFFA_moron, that makes no sense. To be a champ you have to beat all! Not selected few? So you telling me the sharks and the stormers are the champs because they lost the knock out stages against teams that were stronger then them? If the Stormers/Sharks was a champ quality side anybody that they played should have ended second best. Like the Pampas they beat all not selected few, unlike the sharks and the stormers. So that means the Bulls and the Pampas was the 2 best sides. The Pampas winning it.

      Durasmart - 2011-05-17 11:58

      @SAFFA-CAT. Stem saam dat die Suidelike afdeling di sterker een was, maar die WP moes nie eers daar gewees het nie. 'n WP bestuurslid wat die JO was in 'n verhoor was oor die gebruik van onwettige spelers, het die Kings se plek gesteel deur 9 liga punte af te trek terwyl hy nooit seker gemaak het of die spelers wat glo onwettig gebruik is steeds geldige kontrakte met die Pumas gehad het of nie. Tot op datum kon die Pumas nog nie kontrakte te voorskyn bring nie, dus is die Kings se plek in die uitspeel rondtes letterlik gesteel. Met daai punte, was hulle in die 2de plek gewees

      Carl Muller - 2011-05-17 13:58

      Stem...

  • Marcell - 2011-05-17 08:36

    Die twee beste spanne in SA rugby teen mekaar! Dit gaan taai wees.

      V. Zela - 2011-05-17 08:41

      Both were beaten by the Stormers

      Marcell - 2011-05-17 08:44

      And?

      MBSS (Meeste bulls supporters Suck) - 2011-05-17 08:56

      Wel as julle al2 spanne verloor teen die Stormers dan beteken dit mos dat die Stormers die beste span is? Of is dit tehoergraad vir jou???

      Marx - 2011-05-17 09:50

      The problem with the Stormertjies is that they are so chuffed with that flook win over the Bulls, they're forgetting that their's still a lot of rugby to be played. One win in how many years over the Bulls???, and you lot can't stop pissing in your pants about it. Shame, I know it meant a lot to you losers!

      Kaapie - 2011-05-17 10:14

      Marcell you need to get your tenses right. The best sied in SA is on top of the log. You guys got beat by the Stormers and the Sharks got beat twice.. So ver ek kan sien is julle die hol proppe

      WhoGivesAshi - 2011-05-17 10:25

      Jy bedoel seker die Sharks en die Stormers reg?

      Aubrey de Beer - 2011-05-17 13:27

      @MBSS. The Chiefs defeated both the Sharks and the Stormers, but the Bulls won the Chiefs! What does that tell you?? What a stupid argument!

      Carl Muller - 2011-05-17 14:00

      Baie taai, maar ek dink ons moet die beste spanne uitlos, tans is die Cheetahs vir my die beste span, ten minste speel hulle 80 minute.... Bulls forever...

      Northern Stormer - 2011-05-17 17:35

      @Marx - En daar slaan die Ballas op die towbar mentaliteit toe wragtag weer deur. Geen een van die Stormers,Bulls of the Sharks is losers nie - hulle is "competitors" - helse verskil maar nou-ja as almal dieselfde span ondersteun het sou Pretoria maar verdomp vervelig gewees het - of hoe ? My persoonlike feeling - pasop vir die Cheetahs se last minute charge - dit kan ons almal seermaak !!!!!

  • Sh@rks Fever - 2011-05-17 08:40

    Going to be a great game. Bulls have defenitly approved over recent weeks and will be much tougher than what I thought they would be a few weeks ago. JP must just keep Basson in check. He is really becoming a danger.

      kosie - 2011-05-17 08:57

      agree, but you probaly meant improve not approve

  • Raka13 - 2011-05-17 08:41

    I think there will be a huge battle between JP Peterson and Basson, they are both good runners and can both change gears without the defenders realising. Kind of like Slap-Chips in his day?

      Sh@rks Fever - 2011-05-17 09:09

      Basson will have the advantage with the Chip and chase. Very few players will catch him at full flight. He however will defenitly not get around JP's good defence. JP on the other hand is strong and will swat him off like a fly. Basson hasn't really proven himself as a good defensive player. Bull cover defence are great though.

      MaestroX - 2011-05-17 09:59

      Hmmm, not so sure about that, Basson will run rings around Peterson, I think Peterson has put on a few kgs this year, should be a cracker of a match. Sharks centres are too old now, Bulls will have big upper hand esp with Blondie playing well. Doubt the margin will be more than 7. I think however the Bulls will take it.

      Kaapie - 2011-05-17 10:15

      But both are not as balanced a runner as Aplon who can step off either foot. Something that VD Heever, Habana and so many other wings cannot do

  • Louis - 2011-05-17 08:45

    SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRKKKKS! Kom nou boys, dis net 'n miskiet, nie 'n swerm bye nie. SHARKS 31 - bulls 18.

  • Dave-the-bul - 2011-05-17 08:46

    Bulls going to destroy the SHARKS! Bulls by 15! "We are marching to the PLAYOFFS, THE PLAYOFFS the PLAYOFFS"!! BULLS 4 LIFE!

      watalife - 2011-05-17 09:21

      Dave, They have not changed there game plan, lost 5 games 3 of them against sides way down on the log table and pose a greater risk to themselves than to any side that has structure. How will they beat the sharks on Saturday Dave? bulls...suck

      Blouste-Blou - 2011-05-17 14:01

      Watalife = Chiefs also way down on the logs! Have you noticed?

      Plesierspier - 2011-05-17 15:32

      @Dave You wanted to say Bulls by 25 right?

  • Boerboel 14 - 2011-05-17 08:57

    This is going to be a smasher of a game! I predict the Sharks will win. Marcell, you obviously forgotten about the Stormers who has beaten both of these teams, so i strongly disagree with your comment!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-17 10:03

      @Boerboel 14 - Please excuse Marcell, she is a flighty little thing. Breathing without aid is a struggle for her.

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-05-17 11:38

      And a lack of oxygen impairs brain function. Marcell is a perfect example for a case study, I'm just not in the right field... drats

  • rustler - 2011-05-17 09:06

    Die stormers moet eers 'n beker (al is dit nou net 'n ou koffiebeker) wen, voordat hulle kan se hulle is die beste. Hulle mag dalk die jaar beter wees as die ander SA spanne, maar die beste? 10 jaar sonder enige beker - beste verloorders defnitief.

      premier - 2011-05-17 09:59

      I really enjoyed this comment. Very true..

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-17 10:07

      @rustler - we might not have any super rugby 'cups' but we do have the attention of an entire nation. :) Use some logic here: For a team that has not won "anything" as you say, we certainly command the most interest, the most comments and the most ATTENTION. That tells us a helluva lot more about YOU "so-called" winners, than what it does about the Stormers. :) It proves that the 'Bulls fans', even though they are champs, still feel 2nd best. Siestog.

      Shistirrer - 2011-05-17 10:13

      “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” - Yoda

      rustler - 2011-05-17 10:15

      @SAFFA-CAT - attention of an entire nation till your team choke again as was proven last saturday? Stormers would have been the first team ever to win 4 games in a row away and then they choked - as usual.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-17 10:32

      @rustler - but we still get all the attention.....enough to make you guys sick isn't it.

      rustler - 2011-05-17 10:37

      so you are only attention seekers - not rugby players/fans?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-17 10:43

      @rustler - you misunderstand me...sigh. We do not seek the attention - it seeks us. Why is it that the team who has "won nothing" in 11 years, DOMINATES most discussion? Shame, it's almost like IDOLS, when the chap who came 7th sells more records than the winner......

      watalife - 2011-05-17 10:53

      @rustler ja swaar nes jy le ons op laptops heel dag n kak praat. het jy in kleuter skool rugby gespeel?

      ARRA - 2011-05-17 10:53

      @shistirrer-well said (Fear is the path to the dark side.Fear leads to anger.Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering-Yoda) exactly the symptoms of a Stormer fan,FEAR the dark Blue ,ANGER for the empty cabinet,HATE all the people that know their rugby,SUFFER because no one can help- thankyou YODA

      rustler - 2011-05-17 11:03

      Well, attention is not going to give you a cup.

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-05-17 11:41

      And the rugby (if you can call it that) that the Bulls are currently playing neither

      rustler - 2011-05-17 11:51

      @Hannes - ek stem 100% saam met jou, maar tenminste kan die Bulls rugby speel - dit het hulle al 3 keer bewys.

      rustler - 2011-05-17 11:54

      Het julle al daaraan gedink dat die Stormers dalk nie so goed speel nie, maar eerder die ander spanne is wat sleg speel?

      Blouste-Blou - 2011-05-17 14:03

      Daar is ook nog 5 wedstryde wat afgehandel moet word voordat van die Boonste span op die SA Log gepraat kan word - dinge kan nogals vinnig verander. Oppass

      Northern Stormer - 2011-05-17 17:02

      Ek kry skaam om te se ek bly in Pretoria. Die meeste comments hak vas by die ou eentonige storie - die trofee kas, wat hulle bereik het die laaste paar jaar, Super rugby sukses, Wynand (meisiekind wat die beste in SA is ens ens ens. Shit manne word wakker - julle is nie so goed as wat julle dink nie. Julle het wel vorige bekers gewen en baie geluk maar dis geskiedenis - ja korrek geskiedenis. Julle kon nog nooit n Super 15 beker wen nie want dis die eerste keer dat julle daarom speel. Julle het so pas die Vodacom Beker teen n Argentynse span gewen nadat julle na die Final toe gelei is want die drie sterkste spanne (WP,Sharks en Pampas) het dinge onder mekaar uitgespook in die Suidelike Afdeling (die sterksty e afdeling !!!) terwyl julle die toffies gespeel het om in die Final te kom. Dis lekker om gedagtes uit te ruil maar om heeldag aldag na die eentonige sukses in die verlede te verwys - kom asb man wys biki karakter en "put your money where your mouth is" en wen die Sharks twee maal, die Stormers later in die kompetisie, verdien n play -off geleentheid en wen dit en as dit vir julle beskore is, wen die Final - DAN PRAAT ONS WEER OOR KAMPIOENE EN DIE LAASTE PAAR JAAR SE SUKSES - WANT DAN IS JULLE GREAT !!!! My wense - Go stormers, sharks en Bulls - gee hulle gas !!!!

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-17 20:25

      Ag ou Northern Stormer - do us a favour and move! It shames me that the likes of you live here. The only reason you hate history is because you never have been a Super champ. It pains me that the second the Bulls play a bad game, you and your buds are making unqualified comments about not just the Bulls, but about the people that live here - that includes you mate! Just because you wear a different jersey, doesnt make you any less of a resident, just not a Bull. So move if Pretoria ia such a drag - I doubt any one will even notice.

      mike - 2011-05-17 21:24

      @Northern Stormer - Mate its easy, no one plays sport to be second best, history and people don't remember who came second. So unfortunately in sport the trophy case is the only way to judge a sports team. History will look back on the last 4 years and make mention of the awesome Bulls side that won 3 trophies, you really think someone's gonna say 'oh but how about those stormers who played so well in the league phase and then choked in the final'

      Willa - 2011-05-19 15:29

      @SAFFA-CAT Julius Malema also draws attention, hence by your standards the Stormers are idiots.I sincerely hope the Stormers don't share your astute sense of logic, as some of them appear to be quite lekker okes.

  • Wikus - 2011-05-17 09:18

    This is a true test of the Bulls character. If we have character and class we (the Bulls) should win this. If not it will confirm my worst fears that this is the end of an era. A great era of fantastic victories and lots of trophies but it might all be over... :-(

      Kaapie - 2011-05-17 10:17

      No Wikus this is a must win for the Bulls.. not a should win. The Rebels was a should win

      Northern Stormer - 2011-05-17 17:24

      Wikus you are a realistic but true supporter and I applaud you for that. Pity the fellow supporters on this forum can't comment the way you do. Must say we as Stormers are also worried after this weekends fiasco against the Chiefs. We do not want to be labeled as Chokers at all !!!!!!!

      mike - 2011-05-17 21:28

      Wikus no need to be so sad man. We didn't win in 2008 either, even if the boys don't make it all the way they have made us proud over the last decade and relax there are some awesome youngsters just itching to try improve on the record books. Bulls rugby is healthy, just look at the vodacom cup and the depth they have. What people fail to notice is that even after everyone has left there will only be 1 new face in the starting line up next year for the super 15 and thats Juandre Kruger - not a bad replacement for the king himself.

  • rustler - 2011-05-17 09:22

    I would rather loose against a team like the Sharks (who actually have a chance to win a cup) than to a team like the Stormers who will choke again in the semi's or final.

  • bullincapeto - 2011-05-17 09:22

    The bulls started off the season unfit, long superrugby season, time to play themselves fit (players dont just become bad overnight!).Now that fitness levels are up it is going to be incredibly difficult for any team to beat them.Have they left it too late?? Who knows.Bulls to exploit the Sharks midfields glaring weakness(Meisiekind to prove his naysayers wrong).Good luck to the stormers they are going to need it down in Auckland.SAFFA-CAT when is Koster going to be primed to play centre?Just a thought.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-17 10:16

      @bullincapto - I answered you on this point on another page (when you asked about it) - but in brief: Koster is an 8th man, and I believe he has all the attributes that could make him one of the finest. Rassie tried him on the wing in 2009, which I felt was an injustice to the kid - even though I can understand Rassie's thinking. Nick would probably excel in any position he played, but to me, he is an 8th man. I am a huge Duane fan - but if Duane doesn't make it into the Bok squad, I would like to see him move back to the flank for the Currie Cup, and let Nick start at 8. I also believe if Nick stays in CT (HOPE HOPE HOPE) - he will captain WP and the Stormers in the future. I have followed his playing career from his Bishops days, and it is not often such a gifted player with such 'rugby' intelligence appears. Unlucky with injuries and selection thus far - but hopefully all that changes.

      Crusader Man - 2011-05-17 22:36

      @saffa & GraemeBB Picking the Bulls to win this game by bout 10 points. This will be a good test to see if the Bulls just had a slow start to the year or whether they are actually not plying good rugby.. Am picking that they did just have a slow start. Dunno but i still reckon if they win thgis they will finish top of SA conference. Good luck troops :-)

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-17 22:54

      @SaderMan - I hope you are right.....please be right!

  • Kevin - 2011-05-17 09:26

    Stop arguing. Sharks will win and score bonus point try. Stormers lose and the Sharks are back in number 1 slot . Cheetahs begin there fight to overtake the Bulls who eventually start looking like the Lions on the log. Now that you know exactly how the South Africans franchises will go worry about Os and Nz.

      Carl Muller - 2011-05-17 14:02

      maybe you must learn to spell. There should be their.....

      Howzitekse - 2011-05-17 14:27

      Carl, This is about ideas and facts. Spelling is for schoolchildren and controllfreaks.

  • JR - 2011-05-17 09:27

    BULLS have 3 Cups you have NOOOOTTTHHHIIINNNNGGGG!

      Danny - 2011-05-17 09:57

      JR, correction, the Bulls HAD 3 cups LoL, you nul bulle live in the past, history counts nothing, zilch boggelrol.

      Hybrid - 2011-05-17 10:00

      @Danny - Well at least the Bulls had 3 Cups, No one can take that away from us

      rustler - 2011-05-17 10:07

      Danny? Get past the choking and your team might get 1. The future also doesn't count if you can't even win a cup. And while at it, maybe your ream should get rid of old Schalkie - since he became captain (about 9 years now) they haven't won anything since.

      MaestroX - 2011-05-17 10:10

      Yes and well done for winning those three!! Time however to stop living in the past and look at your current situation, all your "super stars" are over the hill, the coach that basically got you the three cups is no more. Your captain (who is arguably the worst captain in SA) was a sensational lock has ordered his Zimmer frame and your "enforcer" couldn’t "enforce" an 80 year old granny because he is so unfit and tired. I do think they will beat the Sharks this weekend; Sharks are not in a good space either. However the signs are on the wall, unless you get some new blood, the era of the Bulls is about to end. And clinging to your "we won 3 cups" is all you'll be able to do, and it sounds as pathetic as me saying oh but how many Currie cups have WP won?? Who gives a toss!!

      JR - 2011-05-17 10:44

      snaaks hoe die verlede altyd aangehaal word! in 2008 is ons ook afgeskryf, hasbeens ext... en in 2009 en 2010 wie het gewen? weer! Ek sou se om die Bulle afteskryf is Stupid!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-05-17 17:07

      There we go again - history - WE DO HAVE THREE CUPS WHAWHAWHA !!! And what about it - History mate history - win the first Supoer 15 Cup and we talk again !!!!!

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-17 20:43

      Where is your history Northern Stormer? Oh, it is a history of failure. Do you think you are going to win this year? The Bulls cant always be the champs, but our HISTORY tells us that we have what it takes to win again. Look at this Danny character, LOL when it is better to have won, than to never have won at all. Oh, how it kills these bad rugby supporters that the Bulls have achieved, and they have failed. A word of advice to you boys - the Bulls will be back, if not this year, soon enough to hear you cry about us again. bye-bye

  • Hybrid - 2011-05-17 09:40

    I believe this is going to be a tight game less than 7 points either way. The Bulls have been improving and the Sharks has not been looking as good as they were at the start of the season. I'll give it to the Bulls by 5 which will make all the Stormer supporters happy as the will lead the SA conference for just one more week.

      Kaapie - 2011-05-17 10:20

      You forget the Bulls still have to face a resurgent Cheetahs...

      Plato - 2011-05-17 10:55

      @Kaapie - so does the Stormers. In Bloem...

  • rugby_guru - 2011-05-17 10:16

    Looking forward to the game, don't worry forum dave-the-doos wont be back on here if the bulls lose, TRUST ME ON THIS, lets all mark my words, he will be no where near this site... He is probably the worst bulls supporter alive, sorry for the rest of you true bulls supporter that you have people like this, I know they are the ones that give you a bad name when the rest of you are actually decent people...

  • WhoGivesAshi - 2011-05-17 10:26

    Sharks should take it, the Bulls are not up to scratch this year...

  • Laserguided - 2011-05-17 10:44

    @ Danny: WTF?? We're still the reigning champs and you still have nothing!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-05-17 17:19

      And ??? What's your point ?

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-17 20:45

      @ Northy - the point is that your boys aint, and never have been. Do you understand, because I am typing as slow as I can.

  • GILLBERT - 2011-05-17 10:59

    dont know what your talking about, didnt delete any of your comments whos the c*nt now lol..... and it seems you are obsessed with me being gay are you in love me watalife.... im not gay try to talk to SST lol

      rustler - 2011-05-17 11:15

      Some people just have that blue & white striped donkey mentality. One can only delete your own message - not someone else's. Right watalife ?

      rustler - 2011-05-17 11:16

      And some people doesn't have any friends. In return they need to hang a piece of meat around their neck just so that the dogs can play with them.

  • Sh@rks Fever - 2011-05-17 11:13

    The great thing in all honousty is that the Sharks, Bulls and Stormers are all three teams that can turn it on at any given point. I just think that thus far in the competition the Stormers have just been the hungrier team. However if the Sharks mentality change which I believe has allot to do with Smit, we could become unstoppable the same goes with the Bulls and the stormers have already proved.

      ARRA - 2011-05-17 12:31

      Best comment so far -WELL DONE sharks fever- Problem is ,some fans cannot appreciate good rugby played by other SA francises in the S15

      Northern Stormer - 2011-05-17 17:17

      True words my man true words. Rugby is and will always be something we as South Africans do fight about. Pity though some get abusive and nasty instead of showing their knowledge. Stormers,Sharks and Bulls - best of luck and nail the NZ and Aussie teams !!!!

  • Bootie - 2011-05-17 11:15

    I think the SHARKS will take it guys given their current form and +ve attitude BUT without the Smit leadership (which YES does make a HUGE difference) it might not be a big a point difference a a lot of supporters believe !!! Go SHARKS.......

  • Sh@rks Fever - 2011-05-17 11:17

    Did anyone watch Super Rugby last night. I am putting all my faith in Div to win this World Cup. But last night he just proved again that he doesn't think what he says. a Caller asks him if January is really in the team because of merit. His reply was that he doesn't discuss individual players as it could hurt their feelings. THen he says Ricky January's problem is that he is overweight. I laughed so much I couldn't hear what he said after that, something about flank running around him. I could only imagine Ricky lying on his bed somewhere with a barrel of KFC in front of him and a drumstick in his mouth saying äwe ma se kinders"wat se oom Pieter dan nou van my.

      rugby_guru - 2011-05-17 12:45

      BWHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • TC - 2011-05-17 11:42

    Must be the Sharks

  • Christoff - 2011-05-17 12:52

    @ SAFFA-CAT. Typical non Bulls supporter! You are correct: The stormers are soooo goood. They are the best. WOW they are awesome. Everyones attention is on them??? C'mon, please. Its dumb comments like yours which bites out attention. The only attention you have is the lack thereof in detail in big matches. The only team who deserves attention is the Cheetahs. People expect the Stormers to do relatively well but not the Cheetahs.

  • Christiaan - 2011-05-17 13:43

    Blougroen,onthou dis die dis klein botteltjies wat die gif in het!!!

  • Francois - 2011-05-17 13:51

    this is gonna be a very big one

  • Carl Muller - 2011-05-17 13:57

    I will wait and see.. I just know that once the Blue V8 is on a winning streak they don't get stopped easily...

  • Scaramouche - 2011-05-17 14:33

    Bloem awaits boys

  • Rob Royal - 2011-05-17 15:08

    I love this . Bulls and Stormers supporters playing verbal tennis with each other whilst the Shark supporters sit back with smiles on their faces. This is Super Rugby and anything could happen on Saturday. No team or it's supporters can confidently predict the outcome of any game, you can only comment on games played and how they were played. Bulls, Stormers, Sharks anyone of them could do it and lets not forget the Cheetahs. They could upset the whole applecart. Making predictions and having that team win is pure luck for the top playing teams in this competion.

      Northern Stormer - 2011-05-17 17:12

      My friend this is the most correct and clever comment I heard today and for that matter this whole year. Anyone of the Stormesr,Bulls or Sharks can qualify for the play-offs and still win the Cup. BUT !!!! - history does not count. The current performances does count and there is still a long way to go - Anything can happen and yes, the Bulls can also win the Cup again !!!!!! Beware of the Cheetahs Bulls and Stormers - they are hot and ready to eat you guys !!!!!!!

  • enrolics - 2011-05-17 18:07

    Stormers is K@K and this comes from a guy in Cape Town. Stormers is not even gonna qualify ... rofl. Watch them lose all their matches from here. The Sharks or Bulls are gonna make SA proud. Instead of playing to their strength, the kaapies are playing Jake White style. AC should catch a wake up or ship out. Look what is happening to the Brumbies already ... rofl!

  • Kleinboet - 2011-05-18 01:22

    Anybody writing off the Bulls, Sharks or Stormers is doing so at his/her own peril. Anyone of these teams can pose a real threat to any overseas leading team on the day. I believe we are everyone supporting our own team in the HOPE it will make it through to the final; but with be KNOWLEDGE that it will take a special effort to actually do so. All these teams have had ups and downs this year and I am honestly saying I do not know who is going to come out on top. Having said that, I predict a very close game on Saturday. We will have to see who reall wants a win the most. This game is a make or break game in the SA conference. Whoever wins it is a serious contender to come out on top. As a Stormers fan:- May the best team come out on top! We will be ready to give you all hell for that first place!

  • Steyts - 2011-05-18 14:38

    Na die naweek is dit die einde van die bulls vir die jaar se kompetisie... Tata bulls!!

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