Sharks victorious in Bloem

2011-06-04 18:44

Bloemfontein - The Sharks secured a scrappy 23-18 Vodacom Super Rugby victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday to move back into contention for a place in the upcoming playoffs.

Two second half tries by wings Lwazi Mvovo and JP Pietersen saw the coastal side move past the Bulls and Waratahs on the competition’s log standings on 51 points in fifth place behind the Crusaders.

In a typically tough tussle between two arch rivals, it was clear early on that both sides had made some strategic adjustments to their game plans.

Sharks flyhalf Patrick Lambie’s sneaky short kick-off at the start of the match set the tone for what was to come as he tried to catch his hosts off-guard.

The Sharks were, however, the stunned team as the Cheetahs decided not deploy eighthman Ashley Johnson as a battering ram and instead used him as a decoy runner.

Despite struggling to find their way into Cheetahs territory, the Sharks opened the scoring with a penalty conversion by flyhalf Patrick Lambie.

Having earlier missed a kick at goal, the Free State squad responded with a try created by wing Riaan Viljoen who played brilliantly throughout.

Viljoen ran in a poorly directed line clearance and found space in midfield before off-loading to Johnson who flicked the ball on to try scoring specialist Sarel Pretorius.

Although the conversion attempt struck the upright, Cheetah spirits remained high for the rest of the first half.

Two breakdown infringements by Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis ensured that the home side enjoyed a 11-6 lead at the break.

As the second stanza got underway, the Sharks wasted no time in sending their surplus stars on to counter threats from Johnson, Pretorius and the Ebersohn twins were posing on the night.

Young flank Johan Wessels was another dangerous man to contend with at the fiercely contested breakdowns.

After soaking up the pressure the Sharks managed to build some momentum, but were still making the most tackles.

Pietersen’s try put the Sharks 12 points clear of the Cheetahs who continued to fight to the final whistle.

Naka Drotske’s men, against all odds, nearly managed to cause the upset of the weekend but even with the Sharks reduced to 13-men through two yellow-cards, could only manage one try coming from Man-of-the-Match Riaan Viljoen.


15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Riaan Viljoen, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Corne Uys, 11 Philip Snyman, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Davon Raubenheimer, 7 Ashley Johnson, 6 Johan Wessels, 5 Martin Muller, 4 Francois Uys, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Lourens Adriaanse, 18 Izak van der Westhuizen, 19 Pieter Myburgh, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Naas Olivier, 22 Riaan Smit

15. Louis Ludik, 14. JP Pietersen, 13. Stefan Terblanche, 12. Meyer Bosman, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Keegan Daniel, 5. Gerhard Mostert, 4. Steven Sykes, 3. Eugene van Staden, 2. Bismarck du Plessis, 1. John Smit (captain)

Substitutes: 16. Tendai Mtawarira, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Alistair Hargreaves, 19. Jacques Botes, 20. Frederic Michalak, 21. Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 22. Adrian Jacobs


  • Caveman28 - 2011-06-04 18:50

    Go Sharks Go................................... Whooooo Hooooo.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 19:49

      Congrats Sharkies. A few dodgy decisions, but you chaps still had to go out and win the game. Good 2nd half, and great use of the replacements by Plumtree. 3 SA teams on their way to the playoffs....very very possible now. Dodgy ref or not, the Cheetahs just didn't respect the ball enough tonight. They are still an awesome team, but one feels the result was possibly the best one, for SA rugby. Like it or not.

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 20:31

      @SAFFA A few? What about 25?

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-04 21:10

      Well done Sharks. A close one, and I am not sure you deserved the win. BUT - a win is a win. 3 teams heading to play-offs, and that is great for SA rugby!!

      Howzitekse - 2011-06-04 21:23

      Sharks discipline was poor, and could have cost them the game. Some very odd reffing as well. How does somebody commit a yellow card offence on his tryline without conceding a penalty try? Sharks commited two penalty offences in one lineout, the ref explains it, and asks that the lineout be taken over. Is he a Quota ref?

      Sapientia - 2011-06-05 00:41

      @Howzitekse; a penalty try can only be awarded if a try would probably have been scored, if not for the infringement. A player can infringe (even a yellow or red card offence) right on the try-line, but if the infringement did not PREVENT a try being scored, a penalty try cannot be awarded. It's frustrating and seems unfair, but it's the law. Can you remember the All Blacks when Sean Fitzpatrick was captain? If their try-line was threatened, they would dive over, go offside, hands-in, off their feet, deliberate knock-down, etc. Basically, ANYTHING to prevent a try and would happily give away 3 points instead of 5 or possibly 7. It was against the spirit of the game, borderline cheating and mean-spirited, but they could do it as they knew that, unless their action took place to prevent a try, they could not have a penalty try awarded against them. The law includes the word "probably" as there is always the chance the try may not have been scored anyway (player dropping the ball, knock-on, etc.).

      Snoek - 2011-06-05 08:30

      @ Sapientia, I agree with you, rules are rules, but Marius Jonker should have taken out the yellow cards about 20min earlier. He just proofed to the players that it's worth risking the professional foul cause the referees are to S#&^ scared of the players.

  • Brencis - 2011-06-04 18:50

    Some of the worst refing I have ever seen. The ref let the Sharks play on the floor, offside and commit professional fouls for most of the game before handing out cards in the last 8 minutes. The first card should have come at 53 min.

      Cool-Dude - 2011-06-04 18:54

      You MUST be a Cheetahs supporter

      Shantal - 2011-06-04 18:54

      loser,sour grapes

      Carl Muller - 2011-06-04 18:57

      Yes, and their captain Terblanche shouldered which should be a penalty for the Cheetahs at the end. And the Springbok Captain has shown again that he shouldn't even play for the Boks. Bulls forever.

      Caveman28 - 2011-06-04 19:13

      Carl; this article about a Cheetahs / Sharks game; not a Bulls game!

      Cadder - 2011-06-04 19:16

      I have to agree. Marius Jonker made mistakes benefiting both sides, but they mostly benefited the Sharks. No wonder the Sharks did whatever they want towards the end, when the yellow cards had little impact. And at the end, Stefan Terblanche shouldered the Cheetah player right in front of Jonathan Kaplan, who did absolutely nothing. I still think the Sharks did enough in the second half to deserve the win, while the Cheetahs wasted the wealth of possession that they had. No, I don't support either of these sides.

      Marcell - 2011-06-04 19:17

      Die sardiens kan maar vir Plonker Jonker 'n huis by die see gee. Sonder hom sou hulle nie die paal gehaal het nie. Hoekom moet ons met sulke patetiese beamptes tevrede wees? Ek hoop vuilgat Daniels word weer geskors vir 'n paar weke. Lyk my hy is te dom om te leer!

      Brencis - 2011-06-04 19:40

      Support neither. It was just really bad refing!

      Koos - 2011-06-04 20:24

      @ Brencis What you are implying is that the Cheetas could only win if the Sharks had more cards.

      Kaapie - 2011-06-04 20:37

      Brencis.. dont be like Joel stransky, Bob Skinstad who dont the the difference between the 'floor' and the ground.

      Howzitekse - 2011-06-04 21:32

      Ref did not favour the sharks, but some of his actions were odd.

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-04 23:36

      @Koos - no, the man is saying that the only way the Sharks could win was by continuously committing fouls. I am a Bull, and dont care who won the game, but it was poor reffing in the Sharks favour - no doubt. Not to mention JP falling onto Sarel after he scored - card and a penalty? Shoulder charge by Tereblanche. McLoed always suspect off-sides when the opposition want to clear the ball from the scrum. It goes on and on mate.

      Sapientia - 2011-06-05 00:27

      @Carl Muller / Cadder / GraemeBB; you boys need to learn the laws of the game! There is nothing illegal about a shoulder charge when two players are chasing (competing for) the ball. If you haven't seen it during other matches, including test matches, then you've been watching a different sport. A player may not impede, trip, or otherwise hinder the opponents progress, but may shoulder him out of the way.

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-05 09:49

      Ag ou Sepintia - I have followed rugby and its rules, and changes thereof since I could say ruggaga. There is a difference between challenging for the ball, and shoulder charges. Where does one draw the line?

      Scaramouche - 2011-06-05 10:02

      OK, I am a Cheetahs supporter and massively proud of them. However, the Sharks did get the advantage of some poor calls. The first card should have been when they killed the ball after Pretorius' break. Oupa Stefan twice knocked the ball deliberately down and got away with it - yellow cards have been given for less in the past. The Sharks should be congratulated for what they did well - defending like tigers in the last 20 minutes. I do think they were lucky to win, but they hung in there and did not let the Cheetahs cross for a winning try. In retrospect, the Cheetahs should have kicked the penalties in the last 20 minutes. If so, they could have edged it!

  • WPBEFONK - 2011-06-04 18:51

    BROEKSKEUR SHARKS??? As they passed this exam by the skin of their teeth. The sharks looked out on their feet, I don't think they will make the play offs as they must still play the Blue Bulls. STORMERS jou SAPPIGE TERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Shantal - 2011-06-04 18:57

      bulls will pulverise the weepee's and sharks to end top of south african log

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:08

      @WPBEFONK Shame, jou laaste ou "happy naweek" Volgende Sat kap die Bulls julle en die een daarna verloor julle teen die Cheetahs!

      WPBEFONK - 2011-06-04 19:36

      @gnus wakker- Ons wen nou net tot by die final, so ek weet nie waarvan praat jy nie, IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:42

      @WPBEFONK Just go check your previous predictions/rugby scores. For example: Stormers by 9 against the Crusaders Stormers by 18 against Chiefs Sharks by 14 against the Bulls Cheetahs by 20 against Bulls HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 18:56

    Sharks were damn lucky to take this one, they should have had 5 yellow cards!!! Well played Cheetahs, Ashley Johnson is brilliant, can't wait to see him run old pofkop Duane Vermeulen dat die snot spat!

      Kaapie - 2011-06-04 20:39

      After he ran strond Spies into the ground as well

      Kaapie - 2011-06-04 20:39

      Ja but the break that Adi made was brilliant.

      Kaapie - 2011-06-04 20:40

      At least johnson handed Alberts off twice, spies couldnt even swat a fly

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 20:59

      Ashley will kill dowwe Duane, against Spies he might meet his match though

      Howzitekse - 2011-06-04 21:34

      Spies is a quota player. No other explanation for his continued sellection. Should not be mentioned when real rugby players like Duane and Ashley are under discussion.

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 21:45

      Howzitekse Ek neem aan jy grap? Ashley Johnson verseker, hy's yster. Duane Vermeulen, wat 'n pateet!. Mees overrated gemors in wereldrugby

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-06 08:15

      That hand off on Alberts was funny, well done Ashley.

  • Wilhelm - 2011-06-04 18:56

    Cheetahs were robbed! Forward pass led to Pietersen's try!

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:02

      @Wilhelm Absoluut, patetiese ref man!! Cheetahs kon maklik die een met 18 gewen het. Sharks moes 2 rooikaarte extra gehad het. Regtig, so 'n ref behoort weggejaag te word man

      Ongers - 2011-06-05 11:06

      Jonker swak ? Die donder is skelm en komende week sal daar weer geswyg word Mister Andre Watson . Sou graag ondersoek wou he waarvan die uitslag aan ons ondersteuners bekend gemaak word. Vat sy wedstrydgeld en fine die wetter . CHEETAHS my hart bloei vir julle !!

      Matat - 2011-06-06 09:29

      Did you watch the game, how many times was Ashley Johnson and the other flank allowed to play offisde in the loose malls, on more than one occasion the ref shouted to release the ball and then you can see one of them pick it up from off sides. I am not a ref, but is a player allowed to go to ground to avoid a tackle, cos my understanding is if he is on the ground he needs to release the ball? In Sarel Pretorius's try there looked like there was a forward pass too. Overall the Ref was worse than K*k

  • Jayden - 2011-06-04 18:57

    With the Reds and BLues both losing today it all bodes well for three of our teams, as much as I like the Cheetahs style of play I was shouting for the Sharks today, seeing that the Stormers are already through. What a try by both wings for the Sharks, both could start for the Springboks, nothing more thrilling than to see a wing score from his own 22 metre line by sheer pace, made Robert Ebersohn look like he was standing still. Are the Sharks starting to bear their teeth?

  • mike881 - 2011-06-04 18:58

    Good result for the Sharks against a motivated Cheetahs side. If not for a number of one sided calls by Marius Jonker, as well as extreme leniency towards the Sharks the result might have gone the other way. (Before all the Shark fans start crying fowl - I am a Lions supporter, not a Cheetah, thus watched the game hoping that the Sharks would win to boost the number of SA sides in the playoffs).

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:04

      @Mike881 Ek dink enige iemand, self Sharks supporters sal saamstem die Cheetahs is bedonner. Patetiese ref

      JC - 2011-06-04 19:06

      I like to hear that mike. Now if only more people could think like you...

      Marcell - 2011-06-04 19:38

      Wat is dit met julle klomp? Hierdie is nie 3 nasie reeks nie. Dit is 'n kompetisie tussen 'klubs' van die 3 lande!! Lyk my hier is 'n klomp wat lekker deur is. Geen wonder die Leeus speel soos hul gatte nie want hul ondersteuners ondersteun die Stompies en Sardiens ook. Flok, my bloed is Blou en as my span nie speel nie dan skree ek vir 'n goeie wedstryd en 'n onpartydige ref. Geen wonder ons land is so deurmekaar nie.

      JC - 2011-06-04 19:47

      @Marcell - Hierdie is nie die Currie Cup nie, dis die Super 15. So as jy vir die Crusaders wil gaan stem dan gaan doen dit. Moenie in die Wêreld Beker en Drie Nasies kom huil as daai spelers ons wen nie. Kry bietjie rigting. Gaan jy vir die Crusaders skree as hulle teen die Sharks speel in die finaal? As jy ook al bietjie verder gedink het, dan sou jy geweet het, dat hoe meer SA spanne ons in die Top 6 het hoe beter is ons kanse om 'n finaal in SA te kry? Ek wil nie hê die Bulls moet in Brisbane gaan speel nie.

      Marcell - 2011-06-04 19:51

      JC: As die Bulle nie in die finaal speel nie maak dit min aan my wie daar speel. Solank dit 'n goeie wedstryd is.

      Pooh-Bear - 2011-06-04 22:19

      Mke,I like your thinking. I've found that I'm supporting all the SA teams in this World Cup year, so these local games are filled with mixed emotions. I wonder how many SA teams would've done a Giteau and robbed the other of a bonus point?? (Sadly I think most of them would)

  • JC - 2011-06-04 19:04

    Good result for SA. Sad result for the Cheetahs. In my opinion, the Cheetahs were VERY unlucky not to win. The Sharks defended well at the end, but they also got away with a few things.

  • Grayman - 2011-06-04 19:05

    Clearly this commentary is overcrowded by Cheetahs fans. The Sharks supporters are still celebrating. As for the calls from the ref - Jonker is now past his prime. He called badly on both sides. The Sharks got away with a lot, but then so did the Cheetahs. Very shoddy reffing all-round. Sharks were the better team in the 2nd half.

      Cadder - 2011-06-04 19:23

      I think you would actually find that few of the commentators here are Cheetah supporters. I think in the interest of having 3 SA sides in the play-offs, most of us were supporting the Sharks. But some of Marius Jonker's decisions - or lack thereof - were atrocious. Eventually the Sharks pretty much did as they please, and when Jonker eventually decided to blow them up, it was too late already. The Sharks probably deserved to win based on their better play in the 2nd half, but then Bosman's pass to JP Pietersen for his try was also forward.

      Maarten - 2011-06-05 08:12

      Well said Cadder. Joker Jonker made a mockery out of what should have been a really good game.

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:06

    Article should read: "Cheetahs robbed in Bloemfontein!"

      JC - 2011-06-04 19:11

      I don't think so... the Cheetahs let themselves down. They gave away easy tries (both second half tries were "soft" tries) and they also wasted a few opportunities, like when Johan Wessels didn't pass the ball to a wide-open Robert Ebersohn. I also think that if they used the penalties to go for the 3-points, they would have had enough in the end. Bad luck for the Cheetahs.

      Caveman28 - 2011-06-04 19:12

      What ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Benny66 - 2011-06-04 19:14

      Have to agree with you - jonker was a plonker! And I'm a WEEPEE fan

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:18

      @JC Stefan hitting down the pass from Sarel on the Sharks line not a penalty? Stefan shouldering the wing without the ball when there was a chance he could have scored not a penalty? Holding on to the ball how many times, how many warnings, why the yellow card only in the 75th min? Sarel on the line, Sharks holding on, why not a penalty try? Jy moet pasop, jy gaan getik raak

      Cadder - 2011-06-04 19:27

      @ gnus wakker: I don't always agree with your comments, but this time I do. It looked like Jonker had two sets of rules on the pitch.

      JC - 2011-06-04 19:40

      @gnus - Ek stem helemaal saam dat die ref foute gemaak het. Veral toe Stefan die bal afgeslaan het, defnitief 'n geel kaart en ook toe Sarel vasgehou, nog 'n geelkaart ("cynical foul", soos hulle sê) . Wat ek probeer sê is dat die Cheetahs die game kon gewen het ten spyte van die ref. En ek is nie 'n Stormer nie... ek is 'n Bull.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 19:43

      gnus wakker - I'm shocked that you feel it is ONLY the right of the Bulls to get dodgy calls in their favour? I never hear you screech JUSTICE when the Bulls benefit from shocking refereeing? Why?

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 20:20

      @SAFFA You also gonna be shocked when your beloved team goes into their 12th cupless year

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-04 22:35

      Listen you freaking idiots.. there where two match officials on either side that's never said Jack.. so the whole conspiracy all officials against cheetahs.. wrote the only time officials have been behinds is side is the pathetic bulls.. when frightfully so dominated every aspect of 2007 s14 final yet knock on and forward pass not being called... your are the filth of the earth...

      Sapientia - 2011-06-05 00:48

      @gnus wanker; for your convenience, I'll repost a comment I made elsewhere. You need to learn the laws of the game! There is nothing illegal about a shoulder charge when two players are chasing (competing for) the ball. If you haven't seen it during other matches, including test matches, then you've been watching a different sport. A player may not impede, trip, or otherwise hinder the opponents progress, but may shoulder him out of the way.

      EXBULL - 2011-06-05 10:56

      Marius Jonker and Craig "ek bly n bul" Joubert should do a "Willie Roos" and just f@#k off.

  • fredix - 2011-06-04 19:15

    What an absolutely shocking display from the refs - I can't believe this kind of behavior from fellow South Africans!

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:19

      @fredix Absolutely, he should be fired. He deserves a red card, the one he should hve given to the Sharks. How can this even be allowed???

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-04 22:32

      Jelous, your filth.. either a cheetah supporter who's team is nothing in rugby or a bulls supplying barter... you sicken me you filth

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-05 16:01

      Dear guru - the truth hurting a bit, leading to your lash-out?

  • Flop Chop - 2011-06-04 19:22

    In my heart I wanted the Sharks to win, because that gives us another place in the playoffs. But my goodness, the ref was horrible. Sharks should have received yellow cards much earlier - terblance knocking it out of the hand right at the tryline! Daniel should have also gotten yellow earlier, but nothing "because they didn't see which player". Shocking ref :(

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:31

      Dennis You mean robbed them

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:22

    I think Marius Jonker is Duane Vermeulens' dad. Want die bokn@@i weet dommer is daar nie

      Marcell - 2011-06-04 19:30

      'n bok kan nog vir iets nuttigs gebruik word.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 19:42

      @Marcell - G'day MATE. You shouldn't have dived over those ad-boards at the stadium yesterday morning old chap. It lwas pretty sad and pathetic to see a grown man in an OLD Northern Transvaal jersey, running after Schalk with your little autograph book - Bad dog Marcell, bad dog.

      Marcell - 2011-06-04 19:49

      My mate wou sy autograph gehad het :) Daar was 'n paar dinge wat vir my nogal opvallend was. 1. Daar word drank verkoop wat jy kan drink terwyl jy op joun stoel sit en kyk na die wedstryd. wat dit so ongewoon maak is dat ek geen dronk persoon gesien het nie en ook niemand wat vleok en raas nie. Die paar keer wat ek Nuweland(plek met die lee trofee kas) besoek het was dit vir my nogal opvallend hoeveel dronk mense daar is. om nie eens te praat van die taalgebruik nie. 2. Na die wedstryd vat elkeen sy gemors en gooi dit in die asblik.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 19:57

      @Marcell - so jou pel het agter Schalk gehardloop....wat beteken dit was jy wat agter Duane gehardloop en hom probeer omhels het? Die ou wat die security later al kicking en screaming uit die stadium gedra het? Nee man Marcell. Jy kom net vir my gevra het, ek kon vir jou handtekeninge/vuil sokkies/game jerseys ens van hier gekry het - no need to embarass yourself like that. Tsk tsk. Hehehehehe, jy praat van Nuweland....(wat sy moments het of course...) maar wat van Loftus waar die Rof is? Ek was al by 'n paar Aussie stadiums/velde (krieket en rugby) en ek was nog elke keer beindruk.

  • jos.pike - 2011-06-04 19:25

    Just sad that a great and exciting game of rugby was spoilt by the biased commentary from Bobby Skinstad.....unfortunately we expect this from him, serial offender

      Gavin Bird - 2011-06-04 19:38

      Well said Jos ;-)

      Snoek - 2011-06-05 08:49

      Examples please?

  • Dennis - 2011-06-04 19:29

    Woohoo ... Beat them on home ground!!!! Well done boys!!!

      Marcell - 2011-06-04 19:40

      Wrong......well done Plonker Jonker!

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:31

    Wel, so pateties soos die ref was, dit help nie ons moan verder nie. Dis nou in die verlede, soos die WP se goue jare. Dis 'n redelike maklike paadjie vir die Super Bulls van hier af om hul 4de koppie (3 in 'n ry) te vat!! Ons is trots op julle Boele

      Marcell - 2011-06-04 19:43

      Hey Saffa_cat, ek was op AAMI park. daai ref was ook maar lekker deur die blare. Hy begryp nog nie die voorentoe aangee reel nie!

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:47

      @SAFFA-CAT Mooi opstelletjie daar, jou sussie (wat ook jou vrou is) jou gehelp? En lekker lag ek nou, tipiese Stormer commentjie: Ons is guaranteed om die play-offs te maak. Julle het laas jaar die play-offs gemaak en toe? Totaal irrelevant waar jy eindig, al wat relevant is, is WHO WON THE CUP?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 19:59

      @Effel - ernstige vragie. Het jy 'n lewe ou maat? Ek kan nie glo iemand wat kamstig "surgeon" is, het 20 uur 'n dag om hier strond te praat? Of is jy net 'n baie k*k surgeon?

      JC - 2011-06-04 20:01

      @gnus - Miskien nie 'n maklike paadjie nie, maar hulle gaan hom kry.

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 20:17

      @SAFFA Want ek het baie tyd SAFFA.Ek werk nie Vrydae nie, ook nie naweke nie. So ek het tyd om my stats op te check.

  • Marcell - 2011-06-04 19:31

    Die SA referee website is nes die mense wat daar werk. Jy kan nie eens 'n boodskap los nie.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 19:58

      @Marcell - wou jy gekla het oor Joubert en Legoete se cr@p vertoning gisteraand?

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 19:57

    Jis jis al julle klomp bosotters, (sorry, so bietjie van topic af) Ek het gou 'n vragie as iemand my kan help of net kan "confirm' Nou hierdie is slegs 'n Ja/Nee vraag, geen opstelle nie asseblief. Ek het bietjie navorsing gaan doen oor doe laaste dekade se Vodacom, Curriebeker, en Super bekers. Ek sien almal het erens iets gewen, Lions het 'n paar Vodacoms, selfs Griekwas, Haaie het 'n paar Curriebekers, dieselfde vir die Cheetahs en dan natuurlik die Bulls, totaal oorheersend, 3 Supers, 5 1/2 Curriebekers, klomp Vodacoms. Maar is dit moontlik, en dis my vraag (slegs Ja/Nee) dat die Stormers/WP geen, absoluut zero gewen het. Maw, hulle het nog nooit die Vodacom gewen nie, nog nooit die Super gewen nie, en 'n dekade laas die Curriebeker. So 3 kompetisies per jaar = 30 probeerslae vir 'n beker in 'n dekade, WP= 0/30, ja, zero uit dertig. Is dit rerig moontlik??? Kan 'n span wat so horibaal pateties is se ondersteuners se bekke so groot wees? (net Ja/Nee asseblief outjies)

      JC - 2011-06-04 20:05

      Ja, maar hulle probeer te minste. Aanhouer wen... al hou jy vir 10 jaar aan.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 20:06

      Ok, dit is about die 5000000000000000 ste keer wat jy dieselfde strond copy en paste. Please try to be more original - and more like Lloyd (who is rather funny and entertaining) You need NEW material. Tedious..........

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 20:08

      @SAFFA I know Lloyd is the funniest, we are good friens and colleagues. But I'm not trying to be funny, I'm just stating the facts. Hoe meer ek daarna kyk hoe meer val ek op die mat neer en kry amper 'n epileptiese aanval soos ek lag vir die Stormers! HOW CAN YOUR PAPSAK STINKING MOUTHS BE SO BIG??? YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 20:17

      I honestly couldn't care what your reasons are for 'hating' CT, The Stormers, the WP, the fans etc - although I am guessing it's an ideology thing...(The Cape has always been the thorn in the side of you chaps....politics politics...) That aside, One can still laugh at Lloyds delusional mutterings, yours on the other hand, are sad..........Ciao.

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 20:24

      @SAFFA Once again, I'm just stating the facts. I see you conveniently refreign from answering, sore spot?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 20:32

      Anus wakker - mate. The facts are, we have not won a trophy in years. The fact that we still support our team so passionately (with full stadiums averaging 37 000 peeps from 2000 until now - the highest in the tournament since inception), says much more about us, than what is does about you lot as fans.....(empty stadiums for the champs?) Your team can win 50 more trophies mate, but it does nothing to improve the quality of the Bulls fans (fairweather bunker boys when things get tough...) and HOW they support their team....If you chaps were SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO proud of your team (as you profess to be) why oh why oh why do such great players (said seriously) like Matfield, Bakkies and Danie have to play in front of 5000 people? AND it's their final season - some of them? Answer me that....

      Cadder - 2011-06-04 20:37

      Dit is so, ja. Maar nadat die WP die Curriebeker 5 jaar namekaar gewen het in die tagtigs, het almal hulle uitgekryt as trofee-vrate, en goedige klomp wat hulle is, het hulle toe maar besluit hulle sal die ander spanne 'n paar dekades kans gee om op te vang ... ;-)

      Grayman - 2011-06-04 20:43

      @gnus - You get lies, damn lies and statistics. Stating statistical records of which rugby team has the most wins is one thing - why they have them is another. Historically the two power houses have been Northern and Western Province. It is no co-incidence that the military HQs for the northern and the southern parts of SA are in Pretoria and Cape Town. Any sportsman who showed any talent was whipped off to either of the HQs. Then after their national service landed very cushy jobs as salesmen or something with a sponsored car etc, so of course they would stay in Pretoria or Cape Town. With a historical base like that it has been easy for them to coast on their fans in the professional era. It is also very impressive that the Sharks and the Cheetahs have built up so much from a very small base. Remember, you are only as good as your last game.

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-04 22:27

      Saffa in all honesty don't even waste your time.. they all the same.. after bulls game I SMS dave-the-doos say what great rugby you guys did well, nothing else, what does he do today, he says shouldn't have won, dirty play, bla bla bla... honestly... I Eve went to watch bulls on Friday night and the week before and the week before that... but all you ever get from these brandy drinking brain dead plonks is that they believe the sun shines out their ass.. I'm so happy the stormers are playing power rugby, my beautiful cape town, my place of birth.. then again do you blame them, they think Pretoria is just so beautiful ... Jan right a dump, just like their fans... us coastal guys and girls can never get through their thick heads anything .. they just to stupid to process .. I support sharks coz I lived in natal for 28 years and stormers second as its my place of birth.. yet I will still compliment the bulls, still go to loftus when they win or lose to watch rugby, but all the fans do is run our teams down... they pathetic, and what makes it worse the bulls play good rugby, pity about their pathetic fan base, them again we already got the beautiful coasts, they stuck with their filth of Pretoria..

      Laserguided - 2011-06-05 14:27

      @ gnus wakker: Dis waar, alles waar! Hahahaha, hulle moet maar weer Weer Probeer, want dis al wat hulle kan doen: Om te probeer, LOL

      Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-06 08:24

      Guru, you hit the nail on head with that comment. Centurion is a nice place to live though. And not all bull supporters "is that dense". They just have the vast majority of idiots. Looking forward to a cracking game this weekend. STORMERS!!!!

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 20:28

    @SAFFA O ja, hoe gaan dit met jou en die FBI se onderhandelinge om 'n internasionale "manhunt" te reel vir die lewenslange vonnis van Plesierspier vir sy onregmatige kaping van Hannes (die breinchirurg) se profile?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 20:41

      Jy weet jy was verkeerd en ek was reg. Om mense te beledig onder jou eie profile is ok. Did you read my explanation as to WHY the faking of Hannes's profile a little different and seriously 'offside' was? You get it now I gather, as I have seen no further identity theft? The fact that you used his photo identifying him on YOUR fake profile was the "kicker".....not cricket old Effel, just not cricket. But you get it now....

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-06-04 20:42

      And now I am going to watch the French Top 14 final. Over and out.

      gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 21:50

      @SAFFA Nee, dit gaan nog baie gebeur, as hy so idioot wil wees om sulke klomp snot hier kwyt te raak en dan sy Facebook fototjie by te sit dan moet hy nie verbaas wees as hy geskaak, bespot en vir 'n gat gevat word nie. Hy maak homself oop vir dit op 'n openbare site. En nee, die FBI/CIA/SAP gaan nie betrokke raak nie, dis nou nie baie hoog op die wereld crime scene nie. Feit is jy is een van daai domonnosel klein stofpoepertjies wat op almal se tietspiere werk en nie lekker weet hoe om jou sosiaal te laat geld nie. Get a life ou bees

  • kurtvs - 2011-06-04 20:41

    Maruis Plonker remains exactly that. I hope Willem Alberts gets cited for that cheap shot shoulder charge on Ashley Johnson in any case if he doesnt Johnson outplayed him and even gave him the big ragdoll hand down. Lambie looked good, Jacobs good but I think the bulls will be more dangerous then the sharks when it comes to crunch time. The sharks doesnt look the part in the midfield when Adi is not on the field and John Smit not bringing alot to the table. As much as I hate saying this look out for the bulls with their killer instinct.

  • kurtvs - 2011-06-04 21:03

    Maruis Jonker remains a plonker. I hope Willem Alberts gets cited for the cheap shot shoulder charge on Ashley Johnson without the ball, in any event if he doesnt he was outplayed and evenon the recieving end of the big ragdoll hand off. As much as I hate saying this the bulls will be the danger with the killer instinct and know how to win when it matters. Sharks not the part in the midfield and they need Adi to start and stay fit. John Smit really needs to call it a day as he is not bringing alot. I think both Chili Boy, Bismark as well as the Cheetas hooker are streets ahead of Smit. If De Villiers are going to select all these long in the tooth players they will be home come quarterfinals. Lambie played well.

  • Prolifix - 2011-06-04 21:20

    Cheetahs vs Sharks Cheetahs 18 Sharks 23 Ashley Johnson vs Willem Alberts Johnson 2 Alberts 0

  • gnus wakker - 2011-06-04 21:52

    @SAFFA Nee, dit gaan nog baie gebeur, as hy so idioot wil wees om sulke klomp snot hier kwyt te raak en dan sy Facebook fototjie by te sit dan moet hy nie verbaas wees as hy geskaak, bespot en vir 'n gat gevat word nie. Hy maak homself oop vir dit op 'n openbare site. En nee, die FBI/CIA/SAP gaan nie betrokke raak nie, dis nou nie baie hoog op die wereld crime scene nie. Feit is jy is een van daai domonnosel klein stofpoepertjies wat op almal se tietspiere werk en nie lekker weet hoe om jou sosiaal te laat geld nie. Get a life ou bees

      Zion - 2011-06-05 07:38

      Vat tog jou snotterige kommentaar en plaas dit in die Sondag waar dit behoort. Sien jy is skaam vir jou foto ne.

  • Georgp2 - 2011-06-04 22:22

    Ja die Sharks was gelukkig. Dan het ek ook al die stront van die army dae gehoor en dit is jare gelede en die teorie is verkeerd bewys want die bulle doen beter. Wat die ou klomp stormers aan betref die meeste van hulle vreet in Pretoria se inkomste. Hulle kruip gat in elke skool dat seuntjie tog vir Affies of so iets kan speel en dan maak hy al wat bul is kak. Die bietjie infra struktuur wat in die Kaap is word in elk geval hier vandaan gedoen. Marius Jonker ek stem saam is die kakste ref wat bestaan.

  • dave.bamber3 - 2011-06-04 23:27

    So who gave Man of the Match to Riaan Viljoen? I saw it going to Sarel Pretorius - the most exciting player in Super 15 this year - and yes, that includes Quade Cooper, Dan Carter, Rene Ranger, et al!

  • Marius Swart - 2011-06-05 00:45

    @Vrystaat ondersteuners.As ek julle was sou ek hartseer gewees het vanaand want ek het as buitestaander lanklaas n' ref gesien wat soveel kretieke foute gemaak het teen n' span.Sharks was gelukkig om hierdie een te gewen het.Ek kan net nie glo dat Sharks weggekom het met moord en dat M Jonker dit toegelaat het nie maar dit is seker rugby en hoe dit gaan werk solank ons rugby kyk.Sarel Pretorius moet sekerlik springbok word en AJ sal ook hierdie jaar baie vir die springbokke beteken.Ek is egter bly die Blou bulle hoef nie weer teen die vrystaat te speel nie want hulle gaan kwaad wees met hule volgende wedstryd.

  • Kevan - 2011-06-05 05:55

    To all the Blue Bull and Western Province supporters, has your team ever won a game because of a referee error, if you say no then you are a bull sh#$%^ter. Watch the game again and do not be bias, you will see where the Free State infringed without being penalised and where the sharks were penalised for no reason. Ashley Johnson should have being yellow carded in the match. The Ref was not great and messed up for both sides.

  • Zion - 2011-06-05 07:32

    Predictable outcome but the referee had his own agenda (which even he does not know) or he left his specs at home.

  • Dene - 2011-06-05 08:09

    As a commited sharks supporter I mujst say another below par performance as many of the comments show. Dissapointingly the sharke are proving to be the perinnual underperformers of SA Rubgy given there huge player budgets & resources. What really suprises me is how Naka Drotske (with very limited resources - and Naka needs a medal for this) can assemble a side of nobodies in the SA Rugby world (compared to the likes of Smit, Duplessis etc) and yet they string together top class performances for the last 7-8 weeks on the trot - BUT the sharks can't string together a consistent performance from one week to another. Is Plumtree the right man for the job?. Is he getting the best out of his big money players? - I dont think so. We still have this stupid issue of Smit at Prop and playing Bismark into the ground (just like Pat Lambie) and then when they are injured Plumtree will use this as an excuse why they didnt make the play offs. This is like taking my car to my accountant for its major service. Come -one!! - these stupid decisions are not only costing the sharks (but like Ludeke's decision with Fourie du Preez) this is going to cost all of us when these top quality palyers get injured especially with the tri-naitons and world cup are literally days away.

  • Arrie - 2011-06-05 08:21

    SA Rugby het vir Maruis Jonker gese om die sharks te bevoordeel sodat die sharks ook in die in die semis kan wees. Maruis Jonker wat n pateet. Hoop SA rugby is nou happy, gaan mos niks aan Maruis doen nie. Cheetahs was by vere die beter span. Dis vir die Cheetahs eentlik n eer dat die ref teen hulle moet blaas om die Sharks te laat wen. Cheetahs speel uitstekende rugby maar teen die ref kan jy nie speel nie. Well done Maruis hoop jy slaap lekker ou grote.

  • Rob - 2011-06-05 08:32

    All of should grow up, Jonker make some strange calls, but if anyone was robbed over the week-end it was the Lions, watch that game and see what really bad refereeing is all about, now that was an absolute shocker he gave the opposition at least 15 points. And as for the biased commentary by Bobby girl and his mate, enough said. If he commentates I switch to 2nd audio channel, pathetic .

  • Rob - 2011-06-05 08:32

    All of should grow up, Jonker make some strange calls, but if anyone was robbed over the week-end it was the Lions, watch that game and see what really bad refereeing is all about, now that was an absolute shocker he gave the opposition at least 15 points. And as for the biased commentary by Bobby girl and his mate, enough said. If he commentates I switch to 2nd audio channel, pathetic .

  • Rhowen - 2011-06-05 08:33

    I am a Shark suporter and I must say it was a weak performance. Ref... Ja, a couple of errors. I hope they can get themselfs sorted out before they get to Pretoria next week

  • ChumScrubber - 2011-06-05 08:37

    Gutsy win by the Sharks, I can't believe the article says it would have been the "upset of the weekend" if the Cheetahs won though. This was always going to be a tough one for the Sharks, I'm relieved they won. I'll have to watch the replays - I did not notice the bad reffing - maybe I'm one eyed. Sounds like Bulls and Stormers fans usual whining, they're worried the Sharks are a threat to their ambitions. If it carries on like this I'll start supporting ANY team that plays the latter two, what a bunch of whingers. That said, I don't believe the Sharks have a good enough team to get further than the playoffs.

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-05 11:45

      @Chum - the S15 is tough. Even key players like Alberts has lost form. There were various dodgy calls, and perhaps I am one eyed too. But it aint over till its over.

  • Arrie - 2011-06-05 08:51

    SA Rugby het vir Maruis Jonker gese om die sharks te bevoordeel soadat hulle ook in die semis kan speel. Maruis Jonker wat n pateet. SA rugby sal mos niks aan Maruis doen nie. Almal is agteraf. Cheetahs was die beste op die veld en die mooiste rugby gespeel, maar kan nie teen die reg ook speel nie. Maruis jou dag sal kom, hoop jy slaap lekker ou grote

  • ZACommentator - 2011-06-05 09:37

    What a bunch of sour grape losers

  • Gotcha - 2011-06-05 13:46

    Boohoo, whine, whine, whine. Get over it, the Sharks won and most "neutral" supporters can't stand it. Especially the Bulls fans because they know that after losing to the Stormers next week they will probably be out of the playoffs.

  • michael.vanderwatt1 - 2011-06-05 17:39

    @Marcell.........ja nee ou....smaak my jy is een van daai mense wat vanuit jou sitkamer sit en simpel kommentaar lewer.....en jy het seker nooit 'n paar rugby stewels ooit aan jou pote vasgebind nie........jy se vuilgat Daniels.......hoeveel provinsiale wedstryde het jy al agter jou naam?? Dit is simpele idiote soos jy wat die game 'n slegte naam gee........come on sunshine.......get a fricking life........the Sharks are still the best team, and I will never support anyone else........from the logic in your pathetic idiotic comments it would be fairly safe to assume that you support that other team from the wrong side of the Vaal River??

  • Stoffel - 2011-06-05 20:16

    Doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile! Winning is winning! Hou op kerm!!!

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-06 10:40

      Inch or pinch??

  • Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-06 08:08

    Well done Sharkies!! Congrats! STORMERS!!!

  • Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-06 08:09

    Well done Sharkies!! Congrats! STORMERS!!!

  • Hannes van der Linde - 2011-06-06 08:14

    It seems that we were treated some very bad refereeing this weekend...

  • Anneleen - 2011-06-06 08:25

    Well done SHARKS...congrats to Mvovo and Pietersen for their tries and to Lambie for his 13-point contribution...SHARKS my team, forever!!!

  • cheetahkonin - 2011-06-06 09:21

    Now look, I am the biggest Cheetah supporter ever, but this blaming the ref nonsense is bull twang. It was the same Maruis Jonker that has a shocker against province that handed the cheetahs a cc semi spot 2 years ago, so dont cry now when things dont go your way. The cheetahs played well and the sharks defended like mad and scored 2 great tries against the run of play....very similar to the tries we usually score. Well done sharks and hopefully we get 3 teams in the play-offs.

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