All or nothing for Sharks

2011-06-12 19:44

Johannesburg - After securing only two log points in their penultimate league match in the Super Rugby competition, John Plumtree's Sharks are in a position where nothing less than victory against the Bulls at Loftus will be good enough to see them qualify for the play-offs.

"We have to win at Loftus," Plumtree said after his team's 30-30 draw with the Lions in Johannesburg.

"But we always thought that might be the case," he added.

"It is a tough competition and you have to be able to win away from home."

For the second week in a row the Sharks failed to make an impression in the first 40 minutes and were trailing 30-9 as the match entered the 50 minute mark.

Plumtree and skipper John Smit were full of praise for the character shown by the team in coming back, but also expressed some concern.

"We've been talking about starting a lot better but that hasn't happened - both times at altitude as well so we will have to look at that," said Plumtree. "I have to credit Pat Lambie for his kicking - his kicking under that kind of pressure was outstanding."

For Smit, who started at hooker to the delight of the Springbok coaching staff, the draw was simply not good enough.

"We've blown hot and cold again and we can both sit here and answer questions, but it is not the result we wanted," said Smit.

"We didn't come here to draw, we came here to win."

Asked where things went wrong Smit said that the Sharks forwards weren't functioning well as a unit during the opening exchanges.

"We admitted it last week and we do need to play better rugby and play more together as a pack and we didn't get that right in the first 40 minutes," said Smit.

"We are going to have to work a little harder and be more accurate, and tighten up on defence."


  • jontheb - 2011-06-12 20:17

    Come on Sharkies - I know you can do it. Moer those Bulls!!!

      Frikkie - 2011-06-12 21:07

      hierdie game gaan die moeilikste neut wees om te kraak... Die vorige ses games wat ons gewen het (uitsluitende die sharks) was teen spanne wat geen kans staan om die Super15 te wen nie... Sterkte manne in ligblou!!! Julle YSTERS!!!

      Francois - 2011-06-12 21:59

      Before we get too emotional, the Brumbies are playing the Waratahs and it the is same Brumbies that skinned the Reds a fortnight ago. If the Brumbies win, the result of the Sharks Bulls match will determine whether the Sharks or the Bulls play the Blues, Crusaders, Reds or Stormers in the qualifiers. Once again News24's sport's editor allowed one to slip through. Let the whole SA hold thumbs for the Brumbies and then let us hope the log works out as such that we can have three teams in the semis.

      Francois - 2011-06-12 22:03

      There is off course the possibility that the journalist believed everything Plumbtree said without verifying or commenting. If that is the case, Jimmy Manyi is looking for sturdy media people like you, mr Journalist.

      420 - 2011-06-12 23:11

      I dont think we should rely on other teams to determine whether we qualify or not. That to me is complacency. We need to dominate the Bulls like we did Province in the Currie Cup final. Alberts and Deysel should be back. Test match rugby on the cards for Loftus on Sat. Backing the sharks to come away with 4 points. Plum will start exactly the same team, which is the right move.

      BigD - 2011-06-13 05:39

      @Francois. What a final round next week will be. The Stormers have to take the 4 points against Cheetahs to be in top 2. The Looser of the Bulls V Sharks will be hoping like mad that the Waratahs get no points in next game. Lets hope your predictions are correct!!

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-13 05:51

      Go Sharks Go!!! Go, Sharks Go!!! Knock out those Blue Poofters!!!!!

      Luckybugger - 2011-06-13 06:51

      WPBEFONK you are a absolute fool, the team you call Poefters whipped your team on the weekend, if they are that bad, what the hell does it make your team, and to say Stormers did not need the win, that may be what consoles you and the supporters like yourself, if you were looking at the same game I saw Schalk was insenced, I don't I have ever seen him that determined, at the final whsitle he was hurting. Then futher more to these forums, I was disgusted as I am sure most of the other readers where, at the way some of the Bulls and Stormers supporters conduct them selves on these forums and you being one of the main culprits, and I might add some of the Shark supporters as well, you should do yourselves a favor and read some of the overseas sports forums and see how decent supporters conduct themselves, how can any Aussie or Kiwi possibly take SA teams and their supporters serious, the only thing you and the readers like yourself will achieve is to stop people that make a meaningful and constructive contribution to the forum from reading much beyond the article, I don't support any of the SA teams but the Bulls seen to be the business, they seem to know what is required to win, as a Reds supporter if the Bulls go through this weekend I think they will go all the way.

      Niekie - 2011-06-13 09:39

      And there goes wpbefonk again! He has the memory of a poodle! Last week we had to endure his rubbish, only to see his team LOSING! Now he is on the sharks bandwagon! Shame siestog! IDIOT!

      Johan van Zyl - 2011-06-13 11:14

      @420 - The only team the sharks can dominate is the Bulls under 13 team (maybe).

  • Ian - 2011-06-12 20:23

    Well, starting without Smit might be a good idea. Stormers showed that the Bulls are not that good, limit the penalties and tackle like crazy and the Sharks might just be in with a shout.

      BardofAvon - 2011-06-12 21:03

      Yes, in consecutive games, the Waratahs, the Cheetahs, the Sharks, the Rebels and the Chiefs also showed that the Bulls are not that good. Oh, sorry, they've all also just lost to the Bulls.

      420 - 2011-06-12 23:14

      Smit will start, its a given. I would rather have him at 2 then 1/3 even if it means leaving Bismark till the 2nd half. Ideal world, Smit on the bench. Need to sort out the locks... and 13

      Ian - 2011-06-13 06:14

      BardofAvon. Yes, they won against the Stormers but not by their own efforts. After all 1 fluke of a try does not make a winning team. The Stormers scored a try by their own efforts not by a mistake of the opposition.

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-13 08:44

      Ian = idiot.

      Niekie - 2011-06-13 09:41

      Ian, "stormers showed that Bulls are not so good"???!!! What are you smoking boy? That must be the worst, uninformed comment i've ever read on this site!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-13 09:58

      Ian you meant to say the Stormers scored a try by the efforts of the refferee

  • Pieto Smith - 2011-06-12 20:56

    Jis Im a proud Sharks fan to see them fighting their way back from a 30 - 9 deficit. I will be going to loftus to watch the game next weekend. I must say that home ground favours the bulls and then theres also the form the bulls are in right now, they looking unstoppable!!! if the sharks are to win they need to be very very strong upfront, they need to play like men posessed from 1 to 15. good luck boys! may you find your form at loftus.

      BardofAvon - 2011-06-12 21:04

      Good comment, Pieto. Respect.

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-13 07:29

      rugby_guru, dude, honestly how old are you that you need to copy someones nick.. Sharks should have won that game, Lambie got his 1 missed penalty we won... Bulls will be another cup of tea, they not the Lions.. Then again Lions played TOP notch Rugby for the first 50 minutes... End of the day it will be good rugby this weekend, but unless we pitch up with A game like we played in the currie cup we won't beat the bulls.. if we play like we did the last 30 min against the lions, it will be a close match.

      Philip - 2011-06-13 07:46

      Pieto, one fluke of a try don't make a team, but one fluke of a try gave the Bulls their first S14 win. Lets not forget that without buying a ref, the bulls really are pathetic. I asked all 6 teams, and each one of them said that they have better forwards, better backline and better cohesiveness. Just a pity they havent managed to "manipulate" the referee quite as good as the Bulls have managed to...

      Travis - 2011-06-13 08:30

      I am with you all the way, Pieto. Great character shown, and although it was like a loss to us, it was awesome rugby. Sharks all the way!

      Villager - 2011-06-13 11:45

      It is clear that the Du Plessis brothers - also the team - wants John OUT!! The pattern was clear. Once Bismarck came on the tables turned. Even if this was not true - again - once Bismarck came on the tables turned - Are we going to wait for the same scenario in the RWC - Pdiv is pulling the strings and Plumtree oblidges. A shame for SA rugby.

      henco.swart - 2011-06-13 12:03

      Hey, Phillip... let's talk about refs, hey.; Ok, so the Bulls won the S14 title in 2007 because of an alledged mistake by the ref. But at the previous lineout, that lead to the Sharks try, the Sharks should have been penalised for an infringement. Let'ds talk about refs. Did Maruis Jonker not do his absolute best to help the Sharks to a victory against the Cheetahs the previous week? And afterward, he admitted that he made 11 mistakes in favor of the Sharks, in the tackle ball area. Two of the Sharks' tries were scored because of offside play, where they won the ball illegaly. On the field, Jonker says, '15, let go of the ball', and seconds later, after penalising the Sharks, he couldn't see the number of the player, or it would have been a yellow card. If you have access to this site, you can also check the commentary that Brendon Venter wrote in the Beeld, about that match. There should have been two more yellow cards going to Sharks players for their infringements. Why did that not happen? Craig Joubert also did his best that the Bulls should lose against the Waratahs, with pathetic refereeing. So, before commenting on refs, just makes sure that your team are spotless and guiltless i.t.o. being favored in refereeing decisions.

  • BardofAvon - 2011-06-12 20:57

    Omg after the weerprobeer spectacle, here we go again. Do the jellifishies really, really think they have the beating of the Bulls, who are one game away from the playoffs after having seen off six incumbents, consecutively, including the jellifishies and weerprobeer in their homes? Come come now.

      Pennyformy.. - 2011-06-12 21:14

      Bulls are only 1 match away from winning 7 out of 8 of the local derbies ...

      BardofAvon - 2011-06-12 23:28

      (Isn't a "derby" when you play a team from your own country?)

      Lloyd - 2011-06-13 07:55

      @ BardofAvon Yes it is. And the Bulls are one game away from winning 7 out of 8.

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-13 10:42

      @Brad - Penny is correct. We play 8 local derbies in the S15 this year, and if we beat the Sharks, we have won 7 out of those 8.

      YB Normal - 2011-06-13 12:00

      7/8 is not only for the bulls, it will also be the same for the stormers if the do manage to regroup after a piss poor game against the bulls and beat the Cheetahs this coming weekend. The bulls manage to put the stormers under tremedous pressure and were the best team on the day. We lost all the set phases and were lucky to only loose by 3 and not with a bigger margin

  • On the Verge - 2011-06-12 21:10

    All season we've seen great second halves, but a no show in the first. Against the Canes, Cheetahs, Crusaders, Lions and Brumbies, the Sharks were nowhere at halftime, and came back in most to win or draw. So the fighting spirit and half time 'chat' are working - My assessment is that the Sharks are playing well with ball in hand, as long as it's kept close to the forwards in the first half - don't kick away too much possession, keep ball in hand and be patient. We are spending the first half tackling coz we're either losing 1st phase ball or kicking away possession. Be positive from the start. I thought Freddie at 10 worked well - how about Lambie at 12?

      kurtvs - 2011-06-12 23:11

      Maybe its because you only introduce your best center in the second halve??

      420 - 2011-06-12 23:16

      Dont change a thing. Same starting 22.

      Samuisun - 2011-06-13 05:47

      The only reason that the Sharks beat the Cheetahs had nothing to do with their own ability - but rather some pathetic decisions by the referee and his assistants...probably the worst refereeing this season (at least by a SA ref). It was interesting to note how the Sharks got nowhere against the Lions in the first 50 minutes as they were penalized for exactly what they got away with the previous weekend... My money is on the Bulls to trounce the Sharks and the Cheetahs to cause an upset against the Stormers.

  • Pennyformy.. - 2011-06-12 21:11

    Asked where things went wrong Smit said that the Sharks forwards weren't functioning well as a unit during the opening exchanges. ..... and then he was replaced by Bismarck!!! So the question remains: do we need an "inspirational" captain at the WC, or the world's best hooker? Hope they pick Smit again on Saturday - then I'll have no worries....

      420 - 2011-06-12 23:19

      Have to agree with you. Smit needs to seriously up his game if he is to get the public on his side. Best captain ever - yes. Best current hooker in SA - no. Burden could match him in strength, but blows him away with ball in hand. In the same breath Id rather have Bismark coming on in the 2nd instead of Smit. More impact.

  • JJRR - 2011-06-12 21:39

    Shame nou is julle hoop op die Sharks, laasweek die Strompies! Enige iemand behalwe die Bulle ne? Dit is presies hoekom julle niks sal wen nie. Jy kan nie die beker wen met Bulle haat nie! Dit word op die veld gewen!

      Philip - 2011-06-13 07:49

      En jy kan die beker wen deur die ref te koop. Julle culture is als oor verneuk al vir jare. Naas het altyd gese "...check die scoreboard..." en dit was gedoen sodat niemand die envelope na die ref kan raaksien nie

      Frikkie - 2011-06-13 08:36

      @Trillip en jou punt is?

      Ace Ventura - 2011-06-13 08:46

      Ten minste het ons culture.

      JJRR - 2011-06-13 09:11

      Ref REf Ref ..Pateties! Die ref het julle ook seker gehelp om die CC te wen ne? Mens wen die 3 S14 bekers met die ref se hulp nie! En hier kots die Bul haters alweer!!

      Niekie - 2011-06-13 09:47

      Philip, dis die kinderagtigste gemors wat ek nog gehoor het! Dat 'n ou man soos jy sulke twak kan praat! Gebruik minder Steradent vir jou valstande, dit eet jou klein brein op!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-13 09:59

      Flippie miskien moet jy gaan kyk na al die Stormers se blatante foute saterdag dan vra jy jou self af wie het eintlik die ref gekoop?

      Stormsaam! - 2011-06-13 10:27

      @Phillip: Dis 'n patetiese en baie oningeligte stelling om te maak deur te se dat die Bulls wen deur Refs om te koop. Hulle het Saterdag nie gewen te danke aan die ref nie, die Stormers was pateties saterdag, maar ek dink ook nie die Bulls was veel beter nie, was 'n baie swak wedstryd en het my herinner aan die Sharks vs Stormers wedstryd vroeer die seisoen in Durban, weereens 'n wedstryd wat glad nie opgeleef het tot die "hype" nie. Het wel die Sharks Lions wedstryd geniet, my hart het wel gebloei vir die Lions.

  • StBad - 2011-06-12 22:03

    Thought Michalak was a waste of money but when he came on and the backline reshuffled the Sharks looked like a team possessed... lets hope the fire cracker up their arses explodes a bit earlier next Saturday!

  • MaestroX - 2011-06-12 22:21

    As much as I would love the Shaks to knock the Bulls out just because of the few arrogant pri!cks on these forums, I know they have no chance, the Bulls are too good for a very average Sharks team! Also despite the likes of "anus wanker" if the Stormers don't win the super 15, as a loyal SA supporter I would rather the Bulls get through as I believe they now have a very real chance of lifting the trophy, even if I have to endure the boasting of the few complete wankers amongst the more humble and gracious bulls supporters! I am still hopefull the Stormers can go the whole way but seriously if we continue to play the likes of Januarie then we don't deserve to win! He is first and foremost a scrum half, the link between the forwards and a hugely talented back line, yet they choose him when he has the worst and slowest pass in the history of the game!!! Throw in 4-5 knock ons and it's no surprise we loose to a good team like the Bulls! Another question must be asked of the once brilliant Habana, he also cost us points and makes far too many mistakes! As for the Bulls, well done, BMT and another top performance from Victor and Hougaart!!

      Kudubul - 2011-06-13 05:48

      Hi Maestro yip youll always find the arrogant pricks among the Bulls supporters but hi thats half the fun.Youll be the same with a winning team like this. In the beginning of the year I was the envy of the Shark team. They played super rugby, the backline was potent and Bismarck was a warrior.I just dont understand how the Sharks can loose so much steam. They just seem to be a ball of negative energy. Dont know maybe its just the humidity??Maybe its Smit? Weeerprobeer had the same problem with Puke.Anyway good luck for the weekend. You gone need it.

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-13 07:48

      Maybe you all should just stfu, and wait till after the weekend before you are so pathetic... The Bulls won great... The sharks played a Lions team who was on TOP FORM... We showed character to come back, if Lambie got his 1 penalty we would have won the game, then what all your comments would be different? It's really sickening that you are all so pathetic... Its because of supporters like you that makes me sick, spit... loosers

  • Jack - 2011-06-12 22:31

    John Plumtree the answer is... NOTHING.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-13 07:10

      Nada,zip,zero luto,nil,nothing,

      Philip - 2011-06-13 07:52

      Jack, the answer is... Moftus on Saturday. Images of Pretoria in black and white with a massive Shark banner... Saturday's gonna be a Shark nite...

      Frikkie - 2011-06-13 08:37

      @Phil is daai girl nie biekie jonk vir jou nie?

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-13 10:01

      Flippie,hoop jy sal maandag hier wees om weer verskonings uit te deel oor n skelm ref,ek wil jou graag moer toe stuur

      Frikkie - 2011-06-13 10:38

      @Bloody enige iets vir die wen... Enige iets...

  • kurtvs - 2011-06-12 23:13

    Word of advise Plums. Leave John Smith out of your 22 and play Adi at 12. Start with Beast and Bismarc and keep them on till the end.

      gcr - 2011-06-12 23:27

      Smit's throwuing into the lineout was once again very poor - when Bismark came on things changed dramatically

  • Riaan - 2011-06-13 05:24

    How long is it going to take John Dumbtree to get rid of Bosman and put Terreblanche back in the fullback position. They are our weak point and he persists with them. They are not centers John. We are going the same way as we did a few years ago when they did not want to get rid of Putt as coach. We need a new coach NOW.

      Jo - 2011-06-13 07:01

      Riaan - Of course u r right - but John Smit should not be there - stop appeasing De Villiers .....

      kosie - 2011-06-13 10:25

      we don't need a new coach, plumb won 2 out of 3 currie cups. it is the political involvement regarding john smit that is spliiting the team up.

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  • rugby_guru - 2011-06-13 06:50

    I'm afraid this is the end of the road for my Sharks team. They have no chance against this Bulls team.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-13 07:11

      Guru,you are a real Guru,good constructive comment

  • Jo - 2011-06-13 06:58

    Keep Smit out of the Shark team please - he has a demoralising effect on team spirit. And his game contribution is nil - please stop appeasing Peter de Villiers. The Shark Supporter

  • BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-13 07:07

    All for the Bulls,nothing for the Sharks,again on Saturday a ref went out of his way to help the Sharks but could only manage a draw.Sorry Lions you were the best team on Saturday

      !!Vrystaat!! - 2011-06-13 08:33

      Well we all know they have the money

  • BLOODY AGENT - 2011-06-13 07:09

    WP Befonk,,,The reality is,we won on Saturday and nothing that you say or do can or wil change the fact .STORMERS=CHOKERS 10 Years and counting.Hoping the Sharks will do your teams dirty work by beating the Bulls to give you some satisfaction wont work,Bulls by 16

  • Fiftybucks - 2011-06-13 08:32

    We didnt deserve anything from the Lions game, they were far superior in every facet and far more committed. If we play anything like we did the first time around against the Bulls we can expect to get 50 put past us. The brainless bash it up style is for the Bulls and we cannot compete with them on that front and need to be alot smarter. I am holding thumbs we can pull off a miracle and beat the Bulls this week.

  • KB - 2011-06-13 08:52

    What has happened to the game plan as played in the Currie Cup for the Sharks???????? It was a winning format beating the Bulls and the Stormers outright.... now we sit around on the field in the hope that someone else in the team will throw their body on the line to gain access to a loose ball.... stand half haertedly at the back of mauls while the opposition smash us backwards.... keep kicking the ball away and give it to the opposition on a plate.... pathetic!!! The Sharks must go back to the winning format of the Currie Cup if they want to win this coming Saturday... if not.... the Bulls are going to give them a lesson in rugby. Agian the Sharks throw everything away when it counts.

  • Bransby - 2011-06-13 09:05

    come on boys... kick some dumb blue bull ass!!

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-13 09:25

      Now now... If we beat them, we will beat them because we playing world class rugby, if we don't we going to get eaten... lets see.....

      Kudubul - 2011-06-13 10:13

      Whatever guru you were lucky last week against the Cheetahs this week was just lucky for you to draw maybe you'll be lucky again coming Saturday all the way to the final.Well have to start calling you the 'Lucky Sharks'.Think of it you' ll have the Great white the Zambezi and the Lucky!!

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-13 14:42

      Are we also lucky we scored 4 tries to the Saders full strength team, and the bulls where lucky to get 0 ? You right should start calling the bulls the lucky bulls

  • Gotcha - 2011-06-13 09:56

    I'm afraid the Sharks just don't look good enough for a Bulls team playing very well. I'm a huge Brumbies supporter for the weekend, if they pull it off then at least the Bulls game won't be so stressful. Go Sharks!!!

  • Aldo - 2011-06-13 10:10

    We are forgetting what got us such plaudits in last years Currie Cup! The attacking running game? Really? Are you sure? I am pretty sure that it was our ability to keep the ball! Protecting it for extended periods of play, tiring out the oppositions defences, giving us good front foot ball for when we spread it wide to take advantage of the space created out wide! Now we're expecting the same results by just swinging it wide every time we get the ball! And then we lose it because we've taken the ball so far from our forwards! KEEP THE BALL! I don't care if we don't run in 4 tries or if we score all of our ground with the forwards, I just want to keep the ball, play percentage rugby, and WIN! The attacking running game will come with possession, don't rush it! Lets have some patience this weekend and we will have a good crack at this Bulls team. Let our forwards stick together and keep the ball tight, with big carriers like Alberts and Deysel drawing in defenders before finally swinging it wide for our backs when there are actually overlaps! Thats what won us the Curry Cup. Good luck to all the SA teams! But obviously mostly to the Sharks :)

      Gotcha - 2011-06-13 11:07

      I agree with you. The Sharks are also missing Andries Strauss' awesome defense.

  • kosie - 2011-06-13 10:18

    don't think the sharks have what it takes this year, there is too much politics with john smit. everytime he comes off the field there is a drastic change in the game.

  • wolverine - 2011-06-13 10:37

    Gelukkig vir die sharks het hulle net een hasbeen(john smit),ons by die wp sit met drie,habana,januarie en jantjies-ek het nie veel hoop vir beker nie.Eending weet ek verseker,wanneer die wp die dag op meriete kies en kyk na die jong manne dan gaan ons baie bekers wen en dit is feit.

  • Bronwen Phillips - 2011-06-13 11:05

    thanks Mr Plumtree..clearly you didnt tell the Sharks to play like they did in the first half against the lions however you chose the side..the scrum was pushed and a disaster in the first can the best hooker in the world and that comes from the aussies sit on the bench. Bosman is not great at defense..he cant be played against the Bulls. The Sharks need to step up to Super 15 rugby or are they a Currie Cup side..let your supporters and sponsors know

  • radar - 2011-06-13 11:18

    @420. You must be a real clown like the coach to beleive you can play the same starting 15 and expect a different outcome. The definition of stupidity is to keep doing the same thing and expect a different outcome!!! As soon as Smit was replaced by Bismarck, Terblanche replaced by AD Jacobs and Ludik replaced by Michilak , the Sharks started to look like like using their own ball effectively and the tries started flowing. Lambie is a genius when you think he as a mediocre srum half inside of him and two pathetic centres outside of him (Bosman and Terblanche). Can I give the coach some advice - move Terblanche to fullback - his prefrred position given his boot and positional play, move Poygieter to inside centre and either ludik or Michilak to outside centre. Sharks Managment need to wake up for next season - how good would the Sharks be with Ma a Nonu and Ebershon as centres and one more physical lock - also Hoffman has to start ahead of McCloed who has slipped to mediocrity after a good start to the season. The Sharks will lose by 15 if they play teh same team who started against the Lions. I have been sayng all season the Sharks backline coach and head coach need to think outside the box for the remainder of the season- absolute fools to persist with same backline and expect a different outcome. THEY ARE USELESS AND NOT SUPER 15 STANDARD. It is so damn obvious!!!!!!

  • haha - 2011-06-13 11:28

    The Sharkies only stand a chance if they don't play that loser- John Smit.

  • Sh@rks Fever - 2011-06-13 11:38

    We are going to have to worker 10x harder. The only chance the Sharks has of beating the Bulls and it is a very small chance, is by selecting Bismarck and Jannie, Deysel and Alberts in the team and Jacobs at 13. I don't care where Smit and Terblanch is as long as they are not in the starting line up. Sykes and Gargreeves need to catch a serious wake up as for this whole season they have just been average. Good luck Sharks although you have caused me not to bet my life on you.

  • Wayne Hawkey - 2011-06-13 13:30

    Winning was nice while it lasted. Thanks for the Season Sharks. We will take the Currie Cup again this year.....Our only hope is the Brumbies beating the Waratahs!

  • rugby_guru - 2011-06-13 14:37

    Thanks @sport24 for getting rid of the guy who faked my nick! Amazing speedy service from you guys!

  • Anneleen - 2011-06-13 15:27

    Don't give up on the Sharks...they have given us some great action since the Super 15 start and it is not to say that it is 'bout showing some support for our team!!!

  • Rui - 2011-06-13 15:35

    I would liek to change the trend of the discussion slightly, for years now we've heard about how important Smit is to the Springboks and the Sharks, Captain Marvel, etc, etc ... All I can say is the sharks are twice the team without him just like I'm sure the boks will be too ... Come on Div stop playing him just bcoz he is Super Captian, Sharks showed on Saturday they play better without him ... might even had won if he wasn't on the field at all

  • Skiballas - 2011-06-13 16:35

    All I have to add is: When the Currie Cup semi final was looming, I had to read all the same "Jellyfish","Guppy","tsharks" etc etc etc comments. I will rather shut up and wait for the 80 minutes between the 4 white lines. Everyone by now knows nobody is certain of a victory when SA teams play each other.

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