July 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
In a physical and hard battle the Stormers and the Sharks smashed into each other. Two players that will stil be legends in their own lifetimes put this battle into perspective. Eben Etzebeth hit Bismarck du Plessis with the impact of a freight train and Bismarck went down as if he would be out for the full count. To everyones amazement Bismarck got up , played on and gave an excellent account of himself. Definitely the best and toughest number 2 in world rugby. Most players that gets hit like Bismarck was, would stay down or would not be a very active participant in the rest of the game.
The Sharks Bok frontrow, their superior experience and a well coached backline was the main reasons why the Sharks pulled through. The Sharks can now without a doubt claim that they are the best SA rugby team. The Stormers without a doubt is the next best team. The Sharks are once again in a position to take the Super rugby title. If the Sharks win the title after travelling three times in three weeks , twice to Australia and Kiwiland and once back to SA , they must definitely be the best team in the history of Super rugby to win the trophy.
The Stormers is not far away from the success they are looking for. They only need a backline coach with the vision of a David Campese to get the backline on track. The forwards are very young , but also very promising and would deliver a great deal more after all the experience they gained this year. a Top scrumhalve with a quick service and a real presence on the field is essential. Get someone like Andries Coetzee to fill the flyhalf position and also sign young Justin Worrall, fullback in the schools side. He was the outstanding footballer at this years Craven week.
Go get that trophy for South Africa Sharks.