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.