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The Road is still very long…

February 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

Many different opinions on this past weekends fixtures, many “couch potatoes” had a go at the players they felt was not up to standard, and many praising where it is due…well sometimes that is.

For us Sharks fans, a trip to Bloem is never easy, nevermind the fact that we have had a good steady run against our apparent “bogey team” in the last couple of seasons.  The boys however, no matter how flattering the scoreline suggest, was a game to get us into the groove of things.  I think Pat Lambie had a great game…yes there I said it, GREAT!  Not only was he running at the defense but he just felt more like the player many of us Sharks fans believe he can be.  A lot has been said about our flyhalf stock, and what they bring to the table.

Need I remind you that I am a Sharks supporter God Dammit!!  I support the team, and even though I know and believe that Patrick should be the Nr 1 choice in the flyhalf position, let’s not take away anything from our forwards and the rest of the team.  Scary to think that we can call on a loose trio consisting of Coetzee, Botes and Kankowski and still bring on a bashing machine like Deysel.  To think that we have two hookers that play out of their socks when given the chance, and even scarier to think that a guy like Jordaan was a second choice centre.  What is to happen when Biscmark, Keegan, Alberts and Whitehead return?

A lot of people are already writing off the Stormers this weekend.  I don’t need to remind Sharks fans and any neutral rugby pundits out there that WP was heavily written off last year and won the Currie Cup.  I still think they have a quality squad, but I would stick to my guns if I was AC.  The Sharks though I feel will edge it in Durban.  I would not rotate players yet, but I would love to see more interplay from the backs.  The competition is still long and we should all remember that anything can happen on any said day.

Till Later

8 responses to The Road is still very long…

  1. And the road in winding too :)

    The Sharks should win but the Stormers will be a lot better than they were against the Bulls.

  2. Congrats on the Sharks victory this past weekend!

  3. I’d also like to see how P-Seph du toit develops this year

    • Ja me too. I have always had a interest in how Bok legacies develop over the years, you can take Schalk Burger and what a name his father was in Rugby circles, Pierre Spies, Fourie Du Preez, Ruan Pienaar etc.
      I believe that P-Steph’s grandfather played a great role in him choosing to pursue rugby as a career. Vleis Spiere was a monster

  4. Ja wat REM, you guys certainly have had a good run against your apparent “bogey team”. I reckon that mantra is set to return in the not-too-distant future — from a Cheetahs fan perspective, here’s hoping anyway :)

    Lambie did have a good game and I think the Bok no. 10 berth should properly be shared between him and Goosen because there is too much rugby for there to be only one! After a first-half of finding his feet after months on the injury list I expect more from Goosen going forward, and I am certain real Bok fans will only want him to play to his potential :)

    • I would agree to there being two flyhalves to back up the 10 position. Only makes sense considering the length of the season and given their quality the team will be no worse off either way.

      • I think Lambie should stay incumbent. How will he ever learn. I am just worried about Goosen’s fitness, the amount of rugby these players play every year tends to mess up their system, and this may just cause us on losing out on some of the most talented youngsters we have had in years.

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