Sharks secure home semi-final

2013-10-04 20:59

Pretoria - A Butch James penalty conversion at the death earned his side a Currie Cup home semi-final in their 18-16 victory over the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday.

While the result was a knock to the Bulls' chances of reaching the playoffs, the Pretoria side clinched a bonus point out of the match for losing by less than seven points.

The Bulls moved past the Cheetahs on the log level on 17 points and next week's encounter between these sides in Bloemfontein could decide which of the teams progress to the semi-finals.

With the Bulls playing for their survival in this year's Currie Cup, they needed to produce a clinical performance against the log-leading Sharks.

Despite conceding two yellow cards for ill-discipline, the visitors still managed to sneak through a victory in a match where a stalemate would have been a fair outcome.

The hosts had a shaky first 20 minutes of the match as they struggled particularly in the set-pieces, while the Sharks looked more composed.

The Sharks' bright young flyhalf Fred Zeilinga had two opportunities to give his side an early advantage but missed both penalty attempts.

Zeilinga finally found his target on the 10 minute mark to open the scoring, but his Bulls counterpart Handre Pollard replied with a penalty goal two minutes later to level the scores again.

The Sharks pivot further opened the gap with a penalty conversion a minute later, before adding another in the 33rd minute.

While neither of the sides showed real intent to cross the whitewash, the Bulls slowly but surely made inroads in the set phases.

Where they were clearly outmuscled during scrum time and struggling in the lineouts in the first 20 minutes, they showed greater resistance as the game progressed.

Six minutes before the half-time break the Sharks conceded their first yellow card when referee Marius van der Westhuizen sent flanker Jacques Botes to the sin-bin.

At the restart after the half-time break, the Sharks came out firing as they launched the first real attack on the advantage line as their strong ball carriers bashed their way towards the tryline.

For all their efforts, they only had three points to show for it, with Zeilinga adding another penalty conversion to extend their lead to six points.

The Bulls had an opportunity to close the gap again a minute later, but Pollard's long-range kick fell well short of the goals.

The Light Blues were given another helping hand by Van der Westhuizen in the 60th minute when the referee sent Sharks strongman Jean Deysel packing for infringements at the breakdown.

A minute later the Bulls took full advantage of being a player up with centre Francois Venter managing to get over the chalk after a strong scrum from the Bulls meters from the goalline, with Pollard converting.

Pollard added a penalty five minutes later to extend the home side's lead to four points with 14 minutes left on the clock.

The Sharks, however, held their composure and replacement flyhalf Butch James got his side within a point of the hosts with a penalty goal in the 70th minute before he had the final say in the 79th minute with another successful kick.


Blue Bulls - 16 (6): Try: Francois Venter; Conversion: Handré Pollard; Penalties: Pollard (3)

Sharks - 18 (9): Penalties: Fred Zeilinga (4), Butch James (2).


Blue Bulls:

15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jono Ross (captain), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg, 5 David Bulbring, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Marcel van der Merwe.

Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Dean Greyling, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Lohan Jacobs, 21 Ulrich Beyers, 22 Sampie Mastriet


15. SP Marais, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Tim Whitehead, 12. Heimar Williams, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Fred Zeilinga, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Keegan Daniel (captain), 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Stephen Lewies, 4. Peet Marais, 3. Wiehahn Herbst, 2. Kyle Cooper 1. Dale Chadwick

Substitutes: 16. Monde Hadebe, 17. Danie Mienie, 18. Edwin Hewitt, 19. Marcell Coetzee, 20. Charl McLeod, 21. Butch James, 22. Louis Ludik


  • David Scott Duncan - 2013-10-04 21:02

    Well done Sharks. Not your finest performance though, sort your discipline out. Hard luck Bulls, probably deserved to take this one

      Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-04 21:14

      Thanks David. Sharks will have to play better next week. Congrats with your team. To my team VASBYT julle is nog jonk.

      Hein Makkink - 2013-10-04 21:16

      Well done Sharks. Bulls really not good enough, but then maybe the sharks were just that good? Either way dissapointing year so far for the Bulls. In this game though we were bloodied but unbowed. Enjoy it Duncan and congrats to your team.

      Theunis Botha - 2013-10-04 21:21

      No,they did not.Sharks won it more than fair and square.

      David Scott Duncan - 2013-10-04 21:22

      The Bulls are definately ending the competition better than they started it, that's one positive. Who knows, could still end up meeting you guys at Kings Park in 2 weeks

      Blou Bloed - 2013-10-04 21:31

      You're right Theunis, we didn't deserve a win. We made too many unforced errors. And what the hell is wrong with our line outs?

      Sean Bagley - 2013-10-04 22:07

      A quality Bulls team would've beaten the Sharks today I reckon.Sharks had the upperhand in the first half,but then went bonkers and became absolutely dismall.Still a good win for them in a very poor game.

      Blou Bloed - 2013-10-04 22:53

      We all know this isn't a quality Bulls side....yet! Wait until we get a proper coach again. Frans Ludeke will make a huge difference next year. Pine Pienaar looks like a real slapgat. I don't think the players respect him enough. But still, with a young and inexperience team like this to be still in with a chance to make it to the semis, is not bad at all.

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 23:20

      The Currie Cup has become a joke if a side-show team like the current bulls team even had a chance to reach the semi-finals.

  • CLOUDCHASER - 2013-10-04 21:03

    Excellent performance, considering we had 2 yellow cards...well done boys!!!!! of the match for sure. Captain Daniel and your charges...SHARKS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 23:21

      You should have gotten another yellow card

      Flippie Dee - 2013-10-05 11:39

      excellent performance???Geez open your eyes the Sharks were lucky to get a win....their foul play at ruck time almost cost them the game...If they made these mistakes against other top teams it would have been a run away game for the the opposition

  • Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:03

    Slegte wen en sharks was baie af vanaand maar ona vat hom en bly top of the log. Sharks forever

  • Eldrid Matthee - 2013-10-04 21:04

    Lekker, sharks nou net bir die WP.....

      Granwille Engelbrecht - 2013-10-05 00:16

      WP wen julle next week weer op julle eie veld. Die Cat is trug. Dink net aan verlede jaar.

  • Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:05

    Justice vir daai swak ref wat die sharks onodig gestraf het....

      Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-04 21:16

      Ag toggie Riaan gaan jy nou ook begim klae oor die ref? Julle het gewen en dink ek was gelukkig.Noem die onnodige straf waarvan jy praat.

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:38

      Waar wil jy begin? Altwee geelkaarte was belaglik, scrums was heeltyd teen ons geblaas al het ons meeste gewen, rucks het bulle heeltyd vasgehou maar aharks was gestraf... watse game j gekyk?

      Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-05 09:00

      Riaan ou seun se vir my. Is jy doof of luister jy nie wat die skeidsregters se nie. Die Sharks span was op n span waarskuwing omdat hulle bal vertraag. 1 st geel kaart. Deysel "swem"teen die kant van die losskrum op. 2 de geel kaart. As n los gemaal op gehou word is dit "use it or loose it". As dit n tackle ball is en die bal is in die lug, mag jy dit met jou hande speel, maar as die bal nie uit kom nie is dit voordeel vir die span wat vorentoe beweeg. Om op n speler wat nie in kontak is met die bal nie se hand te trap, moes n rooi kaart wees, maar met een ou in die koelkas wou hulle nie so ver gaan nie en net strafskop gegee. Wat is so moeilik om te verstaan? As jy nie die reels ken nie, lyk dit of die Sharks benadeel was. Geluk met jou span se "oorwinning"

      Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-05 09:01

      Sorry Riaan nog enetjie. Jy moet reguit skrum en mag nie omloop met n skrum nie. Reel baie goed toe gepas deur die skeidsregter.

  • Donovan Stanford - 2013-10-04 21:06

    I have to say the Bulls played well and deserved this one. Three very questionable calls went against them.

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:08

      Jy seker mal???? Die ref heeltyd die bulle gehelp..

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:17

      True words kev

      Boris Thebulletdodger Putchinovsky - 2013-10-04 21:22

      @Donovan you must be drunk and suffering from brandewyn brille because you or you (like the ref) have a limited knowledge of the laws that govern the game. The Sharks win really looked in jeopardy especially as the ref seemed hell bent on handing the Bulls a victory.

      Abanya Way - 2013-10-04 21:54

      Donovan, the biggest insult a ref can have is for a man who he has yellow carded gets Man of the Match. Pffft ha ha ha ha!

      dono - 2013-10-04 22:39

      Donovan's a province poppie he wanted a Bulls win so they could top the pile. Swakness

      Aldo Dunn - 2013-10-04 22:45

      don o van, you obviously have no idea about the rules of rugby, so please just be quiet. Marius van der Westhuizen tried his utmost to let the Bulls win this game. The sharks maybe didn't deserve to win, the way they played. but mark of a good side is to win playing badly. Marius van der Westhuizen YOU never deserve to Ref another game, that was absolutely SHOCKING as a refereeing display. you are the worst (one-eyed) Ref I have seen for at least 3 weeks (since that Frog) Did you go to the same Reffing school as Bryce & the frog?????

  • Rudolf Meiring - 2013-10-04 21:07

    Well Done Sharks! Die bulletjies is "ge-muilband"-WP groete.

      Tertius Devereaux - 2013-10-05 05:50

      wp SE G*T

  • Philip Vermeulen - 2013-10-04 21:08

    Lekker manne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sharks FOREVER!!!!

      Johnny May - 2013-10-05 00:05

      Sharks forever ODN groete

  • Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 21:09

    Sharrap Sharks, Julle ending was gay! Dit is al...

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:11

      Middel en jou van!

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:15

      Vat middel en jou 2de woord van jou naam en sit dit saam....dis wat ek dink van jou comment

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:16

      Haha nou delete j jou comment bangat en naargat verloorder

      Francois Petzer - 2013-10-04 21:26

      Hahahaahaha Riaan!

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 21:27

      DIT WAS GAY, RIAAN. ;)

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:31

      Lol francois en jy is gay vinger....

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 21:38

      Ek verstaan nie Riaan. Teken vir my n prentjie.

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 21:43

      Heresmy Finger, ek sal jou dik donner jou klein stront.

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 21:43

      Heresmy Finger, ek sal jou dik donner jou klein stront.

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 21:46

      Jy Bedoel seker agteroor donder want jy duk?

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 21:54

      Ja jys reg, ek sal jou agter die oor donner...hulle noem dit 'n oorfluiter.

      Blou Bloed - 2013-10-04 22:03

      Ek dink kommin karel is jannie pieterse wat geleer het hoe om the reply op iemand se comments.

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 22:13

      O genade, (Staan stil broek, jou baas wil bewe.) is jy dalk van jou sinne beroof?

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 22:44

      Enigiemand wat met sy broek praat is van sy sinne beroof

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 22:53

      wat is Enigiemand?

  • Mark Russell - 2013-10-04 21:14

    Well done sharks! Have to work on discipline but will take the win

  • Theunis Botha - 2013-10-04 21:17

    Briliant Sharks.You basically took it 14 vs16.Appart from "Liefling" and "Baby tjoklits" visiting sides to Loftus will have to become accustomed to playing 13/14 vs 15/16.

      Donovan Stanford - 2013-10-04 21:31

      Quite a chip on your shoulder.

      Theunis Botha - 2013-10-04 21:54

      Txs mate.Unfortunately so,we know the Bulls will be back.

  • Bloubloed Bul - 2013-10-04 21:20

    Geluk Sharks. Baie goeie game deur Deysel, maar oor die algemeen n slordige wedstryd. Die Bulle toon beslis verbetering, en as die Sharks weer so speel gaan WP mors met hulle. Alle spanne het egter n afdag.

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:28

      Dankie bloubloed, was naalbyt. Dink jy die ref was regverdig met die geelkaarte en scrums en rucks?

      Hein Makkink - 2013-10-04 21:32

      Kom nou Riaan, ref was darm beter as Jafta, jou span het gewen en was die beste op die dag, niemand stry daarteen nie, maar om jul gesukkel te probeer regverdig deur die ref te blameer is kinderagtig. Bulle was sleg, punt en klaar. Geluk met jul wen.

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 21:50

      Foeitog Hein, gaan kerm op 'n ander plek, ek sal jou plat donner. Ek verskil van jou, die Bulle was nie sleg nie, die Bulle IS sleg.

      Hein Makkink - 2013-10-04 21:59

      Karin het sopas kommin versinnebeeld...hoe gepas. Tipies kustelike gedrag...

      Blou Bloed - 2013-10-04 22:20

      As ek so na die comments kyk, is dit juis Hein wat se die ander mense moet ophou kerm. Dit klink vir my meer en meer of hierdie kommin kerel, jannie pieterse is. Net jannie is so dom en kommin om sulke comments te maak.

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 22:48

      Speurder Blou, wie is jannie pieterse? En ek wil nou nie jou borrel bars nie kerel, maar tussen jou, die Tyson vent en Johnny blou word die prys betwis oor wie die domste en komminste comments maak.

      Blou Bloed - 2013-10-04 23:46

      So wie is dit almal wat daaroor betwis? Net 'n kommin gemors soos jy praat die hele tyd van ander mense slaan. Jy is daardie regte tipe rubbish wat dink dis 'cool' om te baklei. Se my, het jou pa jou ma geslaan voor jou toe jy jonk was? Die snaakse ding is, mense op hierdie forum spot die Bulls fans dat hulle, hulle vrouens slaan, soos wat ons julle spot as mense wat papsak drink en tik rook en trots is om gangsters te wees. Die punt is, dit alles is grappe, maar as mens kyk na jou lyk dit of jou pa regtig jou ma gebliksem het. Die dat jy sulke fieta maniere het.

  • Margaret Swanepoel - 2013-10-04 21:21

    Hier le 'n bloubul met sy pote in die lug. Sharks you are my boys love you.

      Bloubloed Bul - 2013-10-04 21:34

      Margaret, ek begryp jou opgewondenheid..maar die oorlog is nog nie gewen nie. Oppas, die WP het die nare gewoonte om Sharks se tande te trek. Nie juis n blink gedagte nie..

  • Cdawg Dubya - 2013-10-04 21:22

    Wow, I had the sharks by plenty. Little let down but a lot concerned by the KZN team. Sharks very very lucky here despite overwhelming odds. Took experienced players not available to the Bulls to scrape a result. Ridiculous inability to staunch an endless stream of journo clap trap around coaching going forward. No sign of the CEO clearing the pending coaching PR disaster. Complete about turn on rotation policy at the business end belying the much publicized structures and policies. No doubt all the overplayed bokkies will be raced back into the staring line up next week. Good value for the CC semis, however with my honest hat on...not prepared to vouch for the long term. WP can make a big statement tomorrow, as can lions and cheetahs. Fascinating. Let's see.

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:27

      Sharks was robbed mate and ref never allowed us to play, bulls played negative with biased ref to keep score low and prevent rugby to be played. ...

      Sybil Sharpley - 2013-10-04 21:35

      Are u talking about the 5bulls players in the bok team?what about the 6sharks and 7wp players in the bok team what will happen when they return

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 23:26

      Haha what 6 bulls mate? Please name them? There 6 sharks and only 5 WP players mate. Get your facts straight please before you make any comments

  • Andrew Mufema - 2013-10-04 21:24

    a laboured win that fails to inspire confidence for the finals....

      Hein Makkink - 2013-10-04 22:01

      Andrew Mufema...

  • Goue Leeu - 2013-10-04 21:29

    net net Sharks.... too close for comfort as jy my vra. Lions for life. End of story

      Sybil Sharpley - 2013-10-04 21:32

      Lions het klaar verloor teen die sharks hou jou bek

      Riaan Van Der Merwe - 2013-10-04 21:33

      More kry julle weer pak leeu, coastel domination, sharks forever

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 21:42

      Sybil, Gaan was die skottelgoed. Riaan, Hierdie poging was glad nie domineerend nie.

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 21:56

      Vinger, gaan borsel jou tanne en los jou ma se rekenaar. Dis al lankal verby jou slaaptyd

      Rita Du Bruyn - 2013-10-04 22:03

      My finger, the ref did not allowed the game to flow and he did not allow the Sharks to dominate. I think he should be cited!!

      Goue Leeu - 2013-10-04 22:03

      Sybil kan ongelukkig nie nou skottelgoed was nie want sy ma is huidiglik besig om sy doek te ruil.... Riaan Van Der Merwe - Jou doek is volgende... byt net vas jy sal nou nou met n ander panty slaap.

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 22:20

      Kareltjie, jy dink jy het dalk te diep in daai bottel gekyk nie?

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 22:32

      Nee vinger, ek het nie.

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 22:40

      Is jy seker? Dit vat n man om te erken as hy n probleem het.

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 22:52

      Okay....ek erken......ek het 'n probleem....dis jy

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 22:56

      Trek ek dalk sensitiewe snaartjies, ou bees?

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 23:12

      Nee ou kerel, jy gaan moet hard trek om sensitiewe snaartjies te trek. Ek raak nie sensitief en spring op my perdtjie soos jy nie. Maar ek sal jou steeds hard wil bliksem.

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 23:21

      Moer Kareltjie moer. ek staan en kyk. moer so hard as wat jy kan. ek hou solank my wang teen my laptop.

  • Sybil Sharpley - 2013-10-04 21:31

    Bulle verloor weer en nou wonder ek vir wie blame julle want dit was n wit span op die veld shame daar was nie genoeg kwotas om te blame nie so blame maar vir jurgen of pollard of al daai slegte goed in die pak wat nie kan dink nie ga-sies

      Lean Sadie - 2013-10-04 21:46

      Aren't you a bright, optimistic person. Must be nice to hang out with someone so nice and kind all the time.

      Goue Leeu - 2013-10-04 22:07

      Sybil - die mense op sport24 hou glad nie van jou nie... gaan slaap liewer , en spaar jouself die vernedering.

      Blou Bloed - 2013-10-04 22:32

      Kyk dis weer die rassistiese boesman boude. Ek blameer dan vir Bongi, Paige, Akona en Bjorn. Is jy nou happy?

      Buksie Botha - 2013-10-04 22:47

      Gooi haar in die see eks seker sy kan nie swem nie

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 22:59

      Sybil, ek hoop jy en Joey gebruik kondome as julle zaber.

      Logic Dictates - 2013-10-05 02:50

      Jusus heks , ek hoor jy kan vlieg... Next time vlieg in jou ma se dooie baster po*s in. En jy moet eers my vokken klere stryk.

      Sybil Sharpley - 2013-10-05 07:43

      D@@s karel at lease I'm not using'nicnames' and speak my mind and tell all these racist whities what I think of them and if u man enough to take me on show me ur I'd ill show u how ill humiliate u u coward

      Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-05 20:57

      Sybil van wanneer af is Ndungane, Basson, Page, Maku, die haker wat begin het, WIT soos jy se

  • Cdawg Dubya - 2013-10-04 21:42

    The famous "ref was biased against us" lament is becoming a little sad. SA fans are very big on blaming the ref. occasionally warranted (Sa vs NZ is a case in hand). This game not so much. Poor poor sharks result against woeful Bulls team is to blame on the union and the coaches. Cost me some cash, but I guess the die hard shark fans expecting a 50 pointer lost the farm tonight. Based on this, I think the sharks may miss out on the final. Irrespective, changing my bet and placing my cash on WP next week.

  • Leon Young - 2013-10-04 21:47

    Uhm ja we need locks good win sharkies 1 ? Why don't we have locks great to see deysel at his best again go shaaaarks

  • Cdawg Dubya - 2013-10-04 21:50

    With Andrew here. Labored win, paired with laboured boardroom decisiveness around speculation. Annoyingly creates uncertainty and confusion, a little like tonight's effort. Still good value for semis, but disappointment abounds. Hope we don't see a ref bashing exercise. Let's focus on the core issues if the Sharks have a chance at the cup.

  • Sybil Sharpley - 2013-10-04 21:53

    Aan al die bulle daar buite julle is grappe ek het klaar gese wat ek wou gese het maar ek wil dit weer vir die laaste keer se n wit blou bul span was gevreet lmfao julle kan ma comment ek sal more lees

      Kommin Karel - 2013-10-04 21:58

      Jyt nogal groot boobs Sybil. Groter as jou brein lyk dit.

      Hans Oosthuizen - 2013-10-04 22:15

      Drink jy baie Sybil? Dit lyk so as ek lees wat jy try skryf.

      Blou Bloed - 2013-10-04 22:28

      Okay sharpley, gaan maak die madam se kamer skoon voor sy moet gaan slaap hoor. And enjoy (lmfao) laughing your fat azz off!

  • Siphiwe NE Khumalo - 2013-10-04 21:57

    Hhayi, Mina angazi ngempela ukuthi labonompempe banamuhla bawufundaphi umbhoxo!

      Andries Gelderblom - 2013-10-04 22:44

      Ahryendtenx wje duebgsdtebdh ncbndd eyyddn nmdefduyr..!

      Bloubloed Bul - 2013-10-05 06:07

      Haha..yebo Siphiwe I agree, you can say that again!

  • Cdawg Dubya - 2013-10-04 21:59

    Sybil, do you have family and friends? If so do they take you seriously? Have you heard of the ongoing drive to recognize the place of logic and rationale? I recommend a serious dose of anti depressants for you. Might find life more enjoyable.

  • mark.botha.184 - 2013-10-04 22:34

    Terrible ref, how can they let a guy like this adjudicate 1st class rugby? Unbelievable! Well done Sharks!

  • Phumutso Madinane - 2013-10-04 23:00

    There is no transformation in ths sport...please me mbalula do something about ths!!!

      Brendon Ribeiro - 2013-10-05 00:56

      If you take whites out of rugby we will lose every game just like bafana ! Since they took the whites out of soccer bafana has not won a major trophy and have slumped from 16th to 70 in the rankings . Look at spain ,germany, all european players and they are the dominant forces in football trust me its not a coincidence.

  • Brendon Ribeiro - 2013-10-04 23:05

    Wasn't pretty but I'll take a win at loftus any day especialy after 2 yellow cards . Well trieds bulls .SHARKS for EVER!!!

  • jannie.pieters.3 - 2013-10-04 23:09

    Sharks was lucky... dis di begin van hul einde! Die beker gaan weer Kaap toe!

      Mario Alonso - 2013-10-04 23:14

      Mnr jy moet rugby kyk dis jule wat glo wat jy nu se dis stront glo wat jy wil oz prt volgende naweek hou op vooruit prt

  • Phumutso Madinane - 2013-10-04 23:10

    The sport is for white only...thts why I don't like it!

      Gary Wynnè Vickers - 2013-10-04 23:17

      And soccer is blacks only, thats why I don't like it, point made

      Peter Jay Gray - 2013-10-04 23:18

      And so many white soccer players?and say they can't play please I need to laugh at you

      Peter Jay Gray - 2013-10-04 23:22

      And how's soccer what bout a bit of bee,,,change,,, maybe some brilliant indian and white guys get a chance....that they deserve

      Phumutso Madinane - 2013-10-04 23:23

      Transformation is th only way to accommodate black players and mr mbalula must intervene coz its white dominated

      Phumutso Madinane - 2013-10-04 23:26

      I never see in my life an Indian playing rugby

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-04 23:45

      Phumotso, how many play for Bafana?

      Ryno Peters - 2013-10-04 23:47

      I dont think this dude need to be taken seriously coz he jt wanna say something to be heard.

      Rudolf Meiring - 2013-10-05 02:28

      Bafana is for Blacks only- look at the stadiums when they play! Plus no whites in your national team, thats why i do not support them

      Hans Oosthuizen - 2013-10-05 05:58

      The idiots that gave the thumbs up is just as f*ckedup as this dude... Soccer is a mess and they can't even compete in the world cup. Get lost..

  • Peter Jay Gray - 2013-10-04 23:12

    Sharkies!!!!! Ok just of the table!!!!w000000 doesn't help to keep loosing fianls....wp going too keep the currie cup!!!!

      Peter Jay Gray - 2013-10-04 23:15

      Ok the eng not my but let's check your afrikaans

  • Eerman van Zyl - 2013-10-04 23:27

    Waaroor kla die bulle nou weer.Aan die begin van die seisoen het julle die BBRU geprys oor die volgende geslag bokke wat gekoop is.

      Bloubloed Bul - 2013-10-05 08:56

      Eerman, die Bulle kla nie..weet nie waar jy dit lees nie. Daar is niks fout met die spelers nie, hulle is net nog op die vlak baie onervare. Gee kans, oor so 2 jaar is die Bulle weer n groot faktor en vee hy alles weg voor hulle. Rome is nie in een dag gebou nie, maar Julius Ceaser het n hele geslag opgeneuk. En dit is wat Pine Pienaar doen..dis die probleem wat ons het.

      Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-05 12:16

      Stem saam bloubloed. Nie die bulle wat kla nie maar die Sharks. Hulle het gewen en kla nog steeds. Wonder hoe sou dit lyk as hulle nie daardie onregverdige strafskop op die einde gekry het nie.

  • Phumutso Madinane - 2013-10-04 23:29

    I never see an Indian in my life playing rugby ...there are not very strong for tht game!!!

      Eerman van Zyl - 2013-10-04 23:34

      Careful Phumutso... Don't discriminate

      Niren Singh - 2013-10-05 07:32

      I never seen a black it specialist, charted accountant... They are not very strong in that field!!!!!

  • Granwille Engelbrecht - 2013-10-04 23:35

    Swak beslissings van die skeidsregter die laaste paar minute van die game om die Sharkes die game te laat wen.

  • Mark Russell - 2013-10-05 04:50

    Hey Phumutso Madinane

  • Mark Russell - 2013-10-05 05:03

    Hey Phumutso madinane, please educate yourself a little bit before commenting racist garbage! Rugby offers a far more extensive and advanced development program than soccer does currently which can be reflected in the provincial teams. Yes it's not perfect but it is working to uncover South African talent of all races. The national team is rated second in the world currently. ... soon to be first I hope which can only be done if this level player is selected on merit. .... and yes there are some white players but there are also Black players and coloured players. I guess the main point is that when compared to SA soccer in the global arena, SA rugby is a massive success story and as a citizen of South Africa, if you dont like it, you have the right to not watch it!

  • Gary Doyle - 2013-10-05 06:02

    Happy with Sharks win but was a k^k game. Lots of improvement needed, interesting to see how they incorporate the Boks in a week or 2's time. Win against WP needed if they want a home final should they progress to it.

  • Chris In Oz - 2013-10-05 07:18

    And the Guppies think they stand a chance to win the CC? Not the way they played last night against the worst team in the CC.

  • Fredan Kirsten - 2013-10-05 08:10

    Mooi gespeel Bulletjies......nou weet die res wat op hulle wag as julle eers mooi groot en ervare is.....

  • Manuel Pereira - 2013-10-05 08:33

    Even when decisions go our way, we cant make it count. We have had stronger Vodacom teams, sorry my Bulls we just don't have depth.

  • Colin Traumatizer Zungu - 2013-10-05 08:42

    Was very nice Sharks eating the horns!

  • John Vermaak - 2013-10-05 08:48

    The Sharks are pathetic, more so with all their new coaching staff and management. They've actually had it and should be relegated. They've hung on through pure luck.

      Philip Vermeulen - 2013-10-05 08:55

      Bwhahahahahahha!! Jou ou naat suurgat!! SHARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Brendon Ribeiro - 2013-10-05 10:13

      Your comment makes no sense wat so ever . The sharks have scored the most tries in the tornament we've beaten the cheetahs and bulls home and away we are top of the log and we have bled atleast 10 youngsters for the super 15 and most of them being born and bred natalians . Please tell me wat other team has achieved this with great success and don't say WP because they have played with basically there entire super 15 squad barring 2 or 3 that are with the boks they have done no rotation nor have they exposed the amount of youngsters to currie cup rugby like the sharks have!

  • Sean Coomer - 2013-10-05 09:06

    If sharks want to win mr chadwick and his 4 buddies from the tight 5 need to start playing and playing well. Chadwick was pathetic - ambling around the field, not cleaning out at ruck time and I have serious doubts as to whether he has what it takes to scrum.

  • Everton Bouwer - 2013-10-05 10:33

    The Bulls should have won this game,but thanks to some sloppy play and some poor decisions being made,they lost it.The Sharks were damn lucky to walk away from Loftus with a win.The boys in blue shouldn't lose hope,they have some exciting young Bulls coming through.In a few years time,Loftus will be singing loud and proud again.

  • Flippie Dee - 2013-10-05 11:34

    The Bulls were their own worse enemy,how can you say the ref is a WP fan and trying to make the Sharks lose...??He repeatedly told Keagen,klap my deur die gevreet, Daniels to stop their foul play(holding on and not rolling away) but this kept on happening in the game....Bulls should have taken their penalties and kicked for goal,but once again they haven't learned from Potgieters mistake in super rugby...The Bulls need a true leader,Jono sounds intelligent but in actual fact he's a plank...

      Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-05 13:59

      Daniel try to ref the game, but has no knowledge of the law. That is why he every time ask the ref, but after explaining to him he still had that dumb look on his face. Wonder what happened to the chap that complained so much and after i spelled out the laws to him, he did not react

  • Markus Esterhuyse - 2013-10-05 16:40

    53,000 Blue Bulls meet at Loftus for a “Blue Bulls Are Not Dumb” convention. Victor Matfield addresses the crowd “We are all here today to prove to the world that Blue Bulls are not stupid. Can I have a volunteer please”. To loud applause Steve Hofmeyr gingerly works his way through the crowd and steps up to the stage. Victor asks him “What is 15 plus 15?” After 15 or 20 seconds Steve says, “Eighteen!” Obviously everyone is a little disappointed. Then the Blue Bulls start chanting “Give him another chance! Give him another chance!” Victor says “Well since we have a capacity crowd, world-wide press and global broadcast media here, I think we can give him another chance”. So he asks “What is 5 plus 5?” After nearly 30 seconds he eventually says, “Thirteen?” Victor looks down and just lets out a dejected sigh. Everyone is disheartened and Steve starts crying. But then the 53,000 Blue Bulls begin to yell and wave their hands shouting “GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!” Victor, unsure whether he is now doing more harm than good eventually says, “What is 2 plus 2?” Silence hangs over the stadium. Steve Hoffmeyer closes his eyes, and after a whole minute eventually says, “Four?” Pandemonium breaks out throughout the stadium as the Blue Bull crowd stand to a man, wave their arms, stomp their feet and scream… “GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE! GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE!

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