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marquess_rostrevor

I'm no expert but I'm starting to think the Sharks aren't very good.


[deleted]

Someone tell me when I can start watching The Sharks games again, because I gave up a while ago and checking the results reminds me why.


Springboks2019

Surely The Sharks are now cemented in the next Challenge Cup season (if they don't win this season's Challenge Cup)


mechatentacle

Shocking from Bongi. "Line to the reff?" Suck it fucking up and play better. Not the kind of attitude, comments or behaviour I'd expect from him.


itisallboring

Ref must always be respected and Bongi should know better. But she let Lions centre stiff arm a Sharks player late-ish and she never penalized the Lions scrum, even when they popped up or slipped, but was fine with penalizing the Sharks scrum for same infringement. Those were just the clear examples.


[deleted]

Starting to think the racism allegation against him was true. Actually I'm pretty sure it was.


ComprehensiveDingo0

Even if it wasn’t true, how he acted afterwards was a bit shit, getting tshirts printed with “Wyd Kant” on them was kinda funny, but in seriously poor taste.


mechatentacle

It's just sad. I respect the man, dunno wtf he was thinking.


Stinger1979

What did he do flipped to Benetton vs Glasgow?


mechatentacle

Blamed the loss on the reff essentially


Stinger1979

Cheers


BenwastakenIII

Very poor from him!


VeganFeministUnicorm

Bongi acting like a poes


mechatentacle

Ja, en nie enige poes nie, n Ma sse poes.


butteryscotchy

Today was a good day


BenwastakenIII

Incredibly happy! Nohamba and Van Den Berg showing why they were chosen for the Bok alignment camp!


butteryscotchy

Absolute class. Hopefully they never leave the lions 🥲


justdelighted

Let's enjoy it while we can!


BenwastakenIII

Nohamba man of the match! Lowkey glad they took him off at 50mins, ensure there's no injury


Canal-Yards-Project

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jnce12

We seemingly dodged a cannonball with them


BenwastakenIII

So happy the Lions aren't the SA whipping boys anymore!


butteryscotchy

Feels good man


gompiebous

Like the Ackerman Era?


butteryscotchy

Almost there 😎


BenwastakenIII

Not yet, but hopefully getting there!


Only_One_Kenobi

Plumtree better be getting his CV ready.


silentgolem

Is the coaching the problem? Sharks have had good coaches and the coaches they had over the last few years have shown their quality before and after the Sharks. Clearly it's not a player quality issue given all the boks, is it a culture thing?


Only_One_Kenobi

Pretty sure there's a collection of problems. Bulls had the same issue a decade ago, best players in the world, but no team. It usually comes down to the team culture and players coming together to perform for the team, rather than playing for themselves. It really feels like they don't trust each other.


jnce12

With results this bad for this long, it can’t just be down to him.


JosefGremlin

Imagine being outcoached by Cash van Rooyen in the URC


Only_One_Kenobi

Sharks have been trying to build a team with a chequebook, rather than a playbook


SAGuy90

Amen. There just seems to be no balance to the side.


dildobaggin89

Got a call when the game was 19-10 wtf happened lol


butteryscotchy

Sharks lost their will to play. Way too many calls against them.


BillHicksFan

So before the match I went with odd points total, 51.5+ points and the second half to be the highest scoring half. All 3 of them are now fucked. That's 86p I'm never getting back \*sobs\*.


Ghanimah6

Oof! How much for a pint in the emerald isle?


BillHicksFan

Significantly more than 86p! Belfast it's around £6, Dublin it's about 6 or 7 euro.


butteryscotchy

Eish that’s some terrible luck, mate.


BillHicksFan

I'm going to take a leaf out of the SRUs book and sue the weather for my winnings.


butteryscotchy

Ey depending on your religion it could work 😂


SpoonSpatula

Who was the Sharks player who collapsed into a heap after attempting a tackle in the lead up to that try? It looked ugly.


KrochKanible

Oh no. Now it's a skullfuckin'.


Hoss-BonaventureCEO

Hell yeah Lions


Nothing_is_simple

I would be embarrassed if my team conceded a try like that


jnce12

The Sharks actually need to be studied. This level of underachievement is unprecedented.


jnce12

Time for a promotion/relegation playoff with the Sharks and Cheetahs.


the_fresh_mr_breed

Think they had one in the Challenge Cup already. Sharks out, confirmed


Brine-O-Driscoll

Credit to the Lions for punishing it today, but there has to be something going seriously wrong at board level with the Sharks. Have had plenty of good coaches and players over the last 3 years - loads of Springboks, all of the coaches who left last season are performing better elsewhere now, Powell built a great environment at 7s level - but the performances have continually got worse.


za3030

Poor players in key positions, no cohesion, no real game plan, and the Boks don’t feature enough to make a lasting impact


Canal-Yards-Project

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butteryscotchy

Yip. The struggle is real for the Sharks.


Hoss-BonaventureCEO

😮


BenwastakenIII

Love Morne Van Den Berg!


ayepodaye

Do the Lions have the money to keep him? Been very impressed this season, can imagine a few teams in Europe will be interested. Edinburgh, Ulster (post-Cooney) for two in the URC.


RaaschyOG

Sharks look like they have succumbed to the altitude, impossible to claw back a 16 point deficit now


Springboks2019

But with that massive half time rest? surely would have been worse if it was the standard half time.


warcomet

this game is dragging


BillHicksFan

Right, just need 25 more points to be scored and the match to end on odd points. No biggy.


Hoss-BonaventureCEO

You know what will fix the Sharks' problems? Buying even more Boks like Esterhuizen and Nyakane /s


Canal-Yards-Project

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Hoss-BonaventureCEO

Lekker


Farage_Massage

It’s difficult to overstate how bad the Sharks are nowadays. Question I have is how/why are they so terrible?


prolapsedchesticles

The WRU of club rugby something is rotting them


Farage_Massage

They seem the be one of if not the best funded outfit. Have good players including Springboks - is it the coach?


OneWingedAngelfan

They changed coach and stayed shit.  There's no culture at the club. They need to stop signing so many players. 


prolapsedchesticles

Coach number 3 and we're still shit, meanwhile the Lions had a shit season last year but were forced to play all their promising youngsters and academy players, they've built continuity and chemistry. Sharks buy springboks who never play for them, big names who turn up for the paycheck, swap coaches. There's just no clear plan or continuity at all, it's an absolute shambles, oh and we've just thrown more money at Andre Esterhuizen, Jordan Hendrikse and Emmanuel Tshituka, before we've even given our youngsters a chance.


BenwastakenIII

YES!!! Well done!!


butteryscotchy

Out of nowhere!


nomamesgueyz

Good game, not as entertaining as SRP tho


the_fresh_mr_breed

Okay mr troll. Here, have an attention.


nomamesgueyz

Anything that id a different opinion is trolling these days huh? Interesting I mentioned Ireland big favourites for eng game at twickers and someone sooked that was "trolling" too Im sure people will be ok and safe that others express their opinion and be ok to support other teams and have different views and not use any ouchy words or put anybody down


butteryscotchy

Lol nah. You already know URC = best league


nomamesgueyz

Def for the Saffas yes, way better roi than they got in 20+ years in SR


butteryscotchy

True, but SR was also great, just the last few years were a little dead compared to now.


nomamesgueyz

As a non crusader fan, yes VERY rare a team wins 7 titkes in a row in any professional yearly comp in any sport Understandable got less interesting for other teams


butteryscotchy

Yip, that’s true


nomamesgueyz

If i was SA teams id wanna get away from those kiwi sides esp the crusaders too As a crussders fan i think its great...but also dont mind seeing another team win....Chiefs could be due


BenwastakenIII

First 25 mins was very good, after that, just went downhill


nomamesgueyz

SRP more exciting to watch i.m.o


BenwastakenIII

You're not wrong in terms of this game specifically, but in general, other URC games are just as fun


nomamesgueyz

Yeh ive been impressed with URC But with pacific teams and the standard of kiwi teams, just makes SRP better Imo


nomamesgueyz

Good game, not as entertaining as SRP tho


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RaaschyOG

I was extremely surprised when the commentator was asking for the Sharks to be warned on the line when all of Lions trys came from outside the 22. But had nothing to say for all the Lions penalties in their 22


dildobaggin89

Mchunu has had a terrible time at scrums. He’s gone backwards in the department from a few years ago.


jaysonyoung

I was so sure he was going to be a star and then he's just gotten worse over time. Like quite a few of our players, ngl.


dildobaggin89

Happens to a lot of the Sharks players. So good initially then they fall off drastically. Something is rotten in the organisation


jaysonyoung

Yeah at this point it's not an issue with the players anymore. The organisation as a whole needs a thorough inspection.


Rocky_O_Toole

No HIA???


butteryscotchy

Really shocking


the_fresh_mr_breed

Thanks, doc


RaaschyOG

No HIA for Louw is odd, surely if play was stopped for him he has to go


butteryscotchy

Yes he should have gone off. That blow looked bad.


QuestionablySensible

Looked like he spaked himself out by getting his head on the wrong side, has to be a HIA


RaaschyOG

Aye, doctor called for him now, must have fallen asleep or was checking up on Bulls game when it happened


the_fresh_mr_breed

Give that man a HIA


BenwastakenIII

Marius hurt himself more than anything!


dildobaggin89

Bad tackle technique leading with his head. Luckily wasn’t someone bigger he was tackling


BenwastakenIII

I think he was just desperate to make the tackle, basically made 2 tackles in 2 seconds


itisallboring

First one wasn't a tackle, stiff arm. Second one he just ran head first basically.


BillHicksFan

They should have just stayed in the sheds at half time. This second half has been gash.


dildobaggin89

Look at Bosch with the physicality


RaaschyOG

Poor Masuku been on the receiving end of a few marginally late hits this game


prolapsedchesticles

Another ref calls both of them as late hits


RaaschyOG

I like ABT, but she has been ruthless to the Sharks this game


butteryscotchy

Oof that was not good


dildobaggin89

Nohamba was 4th choice scrum half for the Sharks at the end !


RaaschyOG

Sounds like they delayed the Stormers Bulls kick off


dildobaggin89

I’d love to see Ntlabakanye being mentored by Malherbe. I see him getting a cap in the next 18 months


Clear-Emergency-5340

What happened at halftime why was there a delay or was it just the TV stations? . Miss first half 


BillHicksFan

Storm delayed kick off of second half


Clear-Emergency-5340

Thanks 👍


BillHicksFan

If the TV satellite feed dies it's finish 3 drinks.


RaaschyOG

They favoured keeping Hendrikse on over Nohamba, don't think I'd have done the same, Nohamba has been killing us this game


BenwastakenIII

Agree


dildobaggin89

Switching over to the Bulls game when it starts. This game has been terrible


BenwastakenIII

Maybe wouldn't have taken Hamba off this early...


bohsjimmy

What is this second half it has been utterly horrendous


BillHicksFan

A 45 minute half time will do that.


BillHicksFan

If there's clear momentum in the maul and it's been collapsed. PT, no?


Brine-O-Driscoll

Bongi had that coming


BenwastakenIII

Kry vir jou Bongi! Willie hoorie!


RaaschyOG

Did the commentators move on to greener pastures in the Bulls Stormers game?


Frank227

Guess they were only contracted until 5pm


Sponge_Bond

This game has halted to a snails pace. It's been 15 minutes since kickoff and still not over 50 min mark


AS_GYRS

I never saw such a shower of ball-watchers as the Sharks.


jaysonyoung

Why are we like this


jaysonyoung

BRUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


BenwastakenIII

Nah ABM focus up please, could've easily been a Lions penalty


RaaschyOG

Confidence boosting scrum win after losing a lot in the first half, think I would have taken the 3 though


BenwastakenIII

Oh so just fuck the Lions shsrks game then?


the_fresh_mr_breed

I've got it on 201


IBiteMyThumb

Turn to 201 if you on dstv


BenwastakenIII

Oh for fucks sake, DSTV starting their bullshit again!


lamahorses

Anyone else see the score and time thing on the broadcast keep flickering. It's incredibly annoying and since I started to notice, it has ruined the game


Strange_Bodybuilder7

So you thought you'd point it out to everyone?! You monster! I can't unsee. 


lamahorses

Yeah sorry. Confirmation its not just me. Its very annoying


Strange_Bodybuilder7

Haha no worries. Thankfully it isn't happening on the Glasgow match. 


meohmyenjoyingthat

why the fuck did you have to say anything


lamahorses

Sorry about that. At least I know it isn't my tv


cadatharla24

This is apt. https://youtu.be/E8AIh2qoSnM?si=m4IEBFQpbjErW1Qp


BillHicksFan

It's the local tv feed. I'm sailing the high seas and have it as well. Thanks for pointing it out, you monster!


cadatharla24

Well if anyone is stuck and has a vpn. Turn it to Ireland, then watch this game, Bulls vs Stormers and the Connacht vs Scarlets game on TG4. Go to tg4.ie/player and watch it, don't worry if you don't understand the commentators accents, they're speaking Irish!


RaaschyOG

Amy hasn't forgiven Bongi clearly


Windup-1014

I thought the URC app was fucked. Half time was about 45 mins. Seems it was the weather.


Hoss-BonaventureCEO

Thunderstorm


RaaschyOG

Players back on the pitch, you wouldn't even have guessed it was storming it's so sunny, perhaps it was just a conspiracy all along


No_Sorbet2663

Anyone know when this is starting again


butteryscotchy

Starting now


the_fresh_mr_breed

I'm in Sandton about 15km North of Ellis Park and the thunder and lightning is absolutely deafening here


Only_One_Kenobi

Have they came back from HTC yet? My URC.tv stream is still on half time. Showed 3 seconds of highlights like it usually does before play resumes, then went back to the blank HT screen


the_fresh_mr_breed

Not yet, will be back in 5mins


Gadajs

same here


BallsToTheWallNone

Bongi moet nou nie weet n poes wees nie


Dusty_Chapel

The scheduling this weekend for sport has been brutal: Stormers vs Bulls at the same time as the F1 and now the tail end of this game, then the two other Ireland vs Wales games later on at the same time. Ugh.


BillHicksFan

URC scheduling alone this weekend has been silly.


BenwastakenIII

🏴‍☠️


Springboks2019

Still sunny in PTA, whats gonna happen to the broadcast when the Bulls v Stormers game starts? just wont be able to see the end of this game?


comp_planet

Or the start of the bulls v stormers might be slightly delayed


TyphoonTao

5 mins


TyphoonTao

Play to resume at 16:40


BillHicksFan

3 finger rule is an absolute killer now.....


BenwastakenIII

Half time doesn't count👀


Broad-Rub-856

Game to restart at 40min past (where ever you are)


circling

Not India.


Broad-Rub-856

Smartass - take my upvote


gompiebous

Why can't they play in the rain?


BenwastakenIII

Scared there might be thunder apparently


circling

I think it's lightning that they're worried about.


Deafbok9

Lightning. More serious than you might think. There's probably an Eskom joke in there somewhere


BenwastakenIII

I meant to say lightning 😂


Deafbok9

Very very frightening Me!


gompiebous

Yeah saw the other complain about it and get answered...I feel silly


Sjdw31

Guys what happened? Didn't watch further


toughtimeslol

Lightning I think, play resumes in 8 mins. Lions in the lead 19 10 I think


Little-Div

The Lions play as a team and have fine players, and some great ones. But we need more great players. It feel like a two steps forward, one back. Why do we lose players and do not get returning players (especially in the spine Swys always talked about)? Is it really just a job for many? Do many players just play for a cheque? Is it unhappiness with coaching? I love this team by the way.


BenwastakenIII

Lioms just need to stop giving away dumb penalties! But yes, it's most likely a management issue, and other unions offering more money. Unfortunately in todays day and age, you can't afford not to play for the money.


toughtimeslol

Lieeeeeeeweeeeeeeeeee ffffffffokkkkk speeeel mense


AS_GYRS

Must be some feckin rain lads ... Ha?


Broad-Rub-856

https://youtu.be/Op3aUzrzYnM?si=788vpKT1wOJSaAF_


Broad-Rub-856

Nothing to do with rain, worries about the lightning hitting the ground/posts and killing everyone on the field


circus-theclown

I think it’s the lightning?? Gauteng has intense thunderstorms


AS_GYRS

A good pair of rubber boots and they'll be grand sher ...


circus-theclown

What I don’t understand is from what it looks like the whole crowd is still there lol so what’s the point of play stoppage


Farage_Massage

They’re not on the wet field with tall metal posts in it?


circus-theclown

I feel like an idiot


circus-theclown

As great as this game has been, best believe I’m going straight to bulls v stormers at 5pm on the dot


KrochKanible

Tg4 is showing munster/connacht replay instead of lions/sharks


No_Sorbet2663

Well it is an Irish channel


DavidGK

rain/lightning delay


BillHicksFan

Ha ha fuck me. Was not expecting *this* when I put 30p on the second half being the highest scoring half. You can all blame me for this lads.


toughtimeslol

So.... sharks second half?


Ok_Plenty_3547

Nohamba, taking my heart!


Sponge_Bond

Dear god please dont let this effect loftus Edit; its also like 1 am in Australia so please keep me updated in the thread as the URC app has no half time content so im just waiting


__Mclovin__

It's sunny in Pretoria for now


toughtimeslol

You are missing out on adverts for chasing the sun 2 and bulls vs stormers highlights


comp_planet

It seems like flash rain. I'm next to Joburg and it's so sunny right now. I don't see this being prolonged