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Poll ended at Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:09 am
Lions: 15+ 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Lions: 8-15 29%  29%  [ 4 ]
Lions: 1-7 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Draw 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
Sharks: 1-7 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
Sharks: 8-15 21%  21%  [ 3 ]
Sharks: 15+ 14%  14%  [ 2 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:17 pm 
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Wasn't Mvovo useless under the high ball just a few seasons ago?


A few seasons ago the du Preez twins were in primary school. A lot can happen since then.

He's developed his high ball catching to be a strength of his. May have lost a meter or two as well, but I think he makes a better fullback than winger nowadays.


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Wasn't Mvovo useless under the high ball just a few seasons ago?

20 pages of Ox attacking this statement. :uhoh:


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The Cell C Sharks are expected to have the powerful Andre Esterhuizen in their midfield for Saturday’s big Vodacom Super Rugby opener against the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg.

Esterhuizen was one of the Super Rugby players – Philip van der Walt and Stephan Lewies are others – missing from the Sharks’ impressive Currie Cup challenge in 2017. Although the Durbanites didn’t win the competition and were well beaten by Western Province in the final, they did better than they have in the league phase for several seasons and ended top of the log.

Marius Louw was impressive in the No 12 jersey in the Currie Cup and has certainly marked himself down as a player capable of performing at Super Rugby level. Jeremy Ward is also an excellent midfield talent and when he did get a chance to play last year, he showed signs that he is rapidly maturing.

However, judging from what Sharks coaching consultant Dick Muir told Durban reporters at the start of the build-up week, it looks like the 103 kilogram powerhouse, who hails initially from Klerksdorp, is going to get game time against the Lions.

“Andre played a lot of rugby in Japan so we felt it was not a good idea to use him for the Racing trip so that we could keep him fresh for this opening game against the Lions,” said Muir.

Louw was the inside centre in the game that Muir was referring to, which was the Hong Kong clash with French club Racing 92 the weekend before last. Louw was also at inside centre for the previous warm-up game against the Bulls.

With Robert du Preez likely to wear the flyhalf jersey, the Sharks will certainly boast plenty of physicality in the 10/12 axis. With Du Preez having grown as a direct flyhalf in his last year with the Stormers/WP, the Lions could have their work cut out keeping the big Sharks backs from crossing the gainline.

Of course, that will have benefits for the players both inside and outside that duo. The Sharks have plenty of driving presence among their loose-forwards and they also have both size and pace out wide.

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Having grabbed two consecutive wins in their preseason preparations, there is an air of confidence at Kings Park ahead of the first round of Super Rugby.

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[Philip] Van der Walt believes 2018 could be the Sharks year to grab some silverware.

“Just as excited and probably even more because it’s a new opportunity for us to improve. Last year was the second time we’ve reached the quarterfinals but didn’t make it any further. We owe the fans a good season, we all want to play in finals and win and it has been a long time coming now,” the loose forward said.

“For myself as well, it’s always rewarding if you can contribute to a team that goes the full length. I think we have the team this year to achieve that.”

https://www.ecr.co.za/news/sport/season-silverware-says-sharks-vd-walt/


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:42 am 
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Those sort of player interviews reveal nothing. It could be any player, from any team, from any year saying that.

These poor rugby journalists really are feeding off the scraps until the season begins.


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Those sort of player interviews reveal nothing. It could be any player, from any team, from any year saying that.

These poor rugby journalists really are feeding off the scraps until the season begins.


Confidence reigns in the Sharks camp it seems. They might have to rein it in before someone rains on their parade


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Confidence reigns in the Sharks camp it seems. They might have to rein it in before someone rains on their parade


Pfft. Like I said, it's the usual soundbites that you can't read into. All our SR teams say they want to win it. Why wouldn't they? If they have slightly lower expectations like a mid-table finish, they're hardly going to go public with it.

We're obviously underdogs for this. Going up to play last year's finalists and I'm sure we'll be taught a lesson in highveld champagne rugby.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:38 am 
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Jensrsa wrote:
Confidence reigns in the Sharks camp it seems. They might have to rein it in before someone rains on their parade


Pfft. Like I said, it's the usual soundbites that you can't read into. All our SR teams say they want to win it. Why wouldn't they? If they have slightly lower expectations like a mid-table finish, they're hardly going to go public with it.

We're obviously underdogs for this. Going up to play last year's finalists and I'm sure we'll be taught a lesson in highveld champagne rugby.


I do believe strongly in the psychology of rugby that if you dont believe you can win, you will not win. To win the competition you have to first have that belief. I understand you have to be realistic in terms of expectations but you have to believe.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:57 am 
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I do believe strongly in the psychology of rugby that if you dont believe you can win, you will not win. To win the competition you have to first have that belief. I understand you have to be realistic in terms of expectations but you have to believe.


I agree. I think most SR teams have the belief they can win at the beginning of the season, it's what they've been training for months for. They way the competition is set up now, if you aim to win all your homes games and get a couple of sneaky away wins, you' in the knock-out stages when anything can happen.

But I'm sure some coaches are more realistic. Like the Rebels - they'd probably be happy with a mid-table finish. But this is probably kept within the confines of the management team.


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assfly wrote:
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Confidence reigns in the Sharks camp it seems. They might have to rein it in before someone rains on their parade


Pfft. Like I said, it's the usual soundbites that you can't read into. All our SR teams say they want to win it. Why wouldn't they? If they have slightly lower expectations like a mid-table finish, they're hardly going to go public with it.

We're obviously underdogs for this. Going up to play last year's finalists and I'm sure we'll be taught a lesson in highveld champagne rugby.


I do believe strongly in the psychology of rugby that if you dont believe you can win, you will not win. To win the competition you have to first have that belief. I understand you have to be realistic in terms of expectations but you have to believe.


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Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makezole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha (capt), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Reserves: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Beast Mtawarira, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Daniel du Preez, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Curwin Bosch, 23 Kobus van Wyk


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Not bad. I like the look of that backline, and glad to see Keegan Daniel starting.

I predict a draw.


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Not bad. I like the look of that backline, and glad to see Keegan Daniel starting.

I predict a draw.


Impact bench. But will the Sharks be able to get their strikers into space to score tries?

Going to be an interesting game


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:07 am 
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assfly wrote:
Not bad. I like the look of that backline, and glad to see Keegan Daniel starting.

I predict a draw.


Impact bench. But will the Sharks be able to get their strikers into space to score tries?

Going to be an interesting game


Only thing you need to worry about is AE smashing RJVR again....probably one of the worst tacklers in the Lions side.....
Apparantly EW ran through him 9 times in their last encounter.

So so happy to see my boy back in action


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:09 am 
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Jensrsa wrote:
Sharks:
15 Lwazi Mvovo,
14 Sbu Nkosi,
13 Lukhanyo Am,
12 Andre Esterhuizen,
11 Makezole Mapimpi,
10 Robert du Preez,
9 Cameron Wright,
8 Keegan Daniel,
7 Jacques Vermeulen,
6 Philip van der Walt,
5 Stephan Lewies,
4 Ruan Botha (capt),
3 Thomas du Toit,
2 Franco Marais,
1 Juan Schoeman.

Reserves:
16 Akker van der Merwe,
17 Beast Mtawarira,
18 John-Hubert Meyer,
19 Hyron Andrews,
20 Daniel du Preez,
21 Michael Claassens,
22 Curwin Bosch,
23 Kobus van Wyk


Class side........


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:19 am 
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Sards wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Sharks:
15 Lwazi Mvovo,
14 Sbu Nkosi,
13 Lukhanyo Am,
12 Andre Esterhuizen,
11 Makezole Mapimpi,
10 Robert du Preez,
9 Cameron Wright,
8 Keegan Daniel,
7 Jacques Vermeulen,
6 Philip van der Walt,
5 Stephan Lewies,
4 Ruan Botha (capt),
3 Thomas du Toit,
2 Franco Marais,
1 Juan Schoeman.

Reserves:
16 Akker van der Merwe,
17 Beast Mtawarira,
18 John-Hubert Meyer,
19 Hyron Andrews,
20 Daniel du Preez,
21 Michael Claassens,
22 Curwin Bosch,
23 Kobus van Wyk


Class side........

Sharks by 30 :thumbup:


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Chilli wrote:
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9 Cameron Wright,

7 Jacques Vermeulen,

23 Kobus van Wyk


Class side........

Sharks by 30 :thumbup:


8 Keegan Daniel,
7 Jacques Vermeulen,
6 Philip van der Walt,

Thats a very mobile and hard working back three...they are always covered in dirt and bruises after a match.
I enjoy watching all three of them individually. Jacques is probably our best import from Province ever


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Lions vs Sharks

Simon Borchardt: Lions by 5
Juandre Joubert: Lions by 6
Craig Lewis: Lions by 7
Jon Cardinelli: Lions by 5
Mariette Adams: Lions by 6

Interesting to see those predictions.....all completely bollocks btw ..... considering the Lions are still looking for Junktjies who was standing so deep in the pocket at practice in preperation for AE that he dissapeared somewhere in the stands. So havent been able to name their side yet


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Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Sylvian Mahuza, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronjé, 8. Warren Whiteley (c), 7. Cyle Brink, 6. Kwagga Smith, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Dylan Smith, 18. Jacobie Adriaanse, 19. Marvin Orie, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21. Hacjivah Dayimani, 22. Howard Mnisi, 23. Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Interesting. Going for two loosies on the bench and only two backline players, no reserve scrummie or flyhalf and two centres


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Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Sylvian Mahuza, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronjé, 8. Warren Whiteley (c), 7. Cyle Brink, 6. Kwagga Smith, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Dylan Smith, 18. Jacobie Adriaanse, 19. Marvin Orie, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21. Hacjivah Dayimani, 22. Howard Mnisi, 23. Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Interesting. Going for two loosies on the bench and only two backline players, no reserve scrummie or flyhalf

Looks weak.Sharks by 30.


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Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Sylvian Mahuza, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronjé, 8. Warren Whiteley (c), 7. Cyle Brink, 6. Kwagga Smith, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Dylan Smith, 18. Jacobie Adriaanse, 19. Marvin Orie, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21. Hacjivah Dayimani, 22. Howard Mnisi, 23. Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Interesting. Going for two loosies on the bench and only two backline players, no reserve scrummie or flyhalf and two centres


They found Junktjies............ :thumbup:

see RJVR is not trusted to start against AE


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Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Sylvian Mahuza, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronjé, 8. Warren Whiteley (c), 7. Cyle Brink, 6. Kwagga Smith, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Dylan Smith, 18. Jacobie Adriaanse, 19. Marvin Orie, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21. Hacjivah Dayimani, 22. Howard Mnisi, 23. Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Interesting. Going for two loosies on the bench and only two backline players, no reserve scrummie or flyhalf and two centres

You call it interesting. I call it gambling.


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That's a strong Lions side :shock:

Good to see WW back.

Who is Aphiwe Dyantyi?


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That's a strong Lions side :shock:

Good to see WW back.

Who is Aphiwe Dyantyi?


Brilliant wing. the next small Bok wing :lol:

Wing/centre from UJ who played himself into the CC team.

Interesting story - Aphiwe Dyantyi defied the odds to become pro


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I like his idealism :lol:


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assfly wrote:
That's a strong Lions side :shock:

Good to see WW back.

Who is Aphiwe Dyantyi?

Saw a bit of him in the CC and he looked pretty good.

@Jens. Where's Skosan?


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That's a strong Lions side :shock:

Good to see WW back.

Who is Aphiwe Dyantyi?

Saw a bit of him in the CC and he looked pretty good.

@Jens. Where's Skosan?

Injured.


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That's a strong Lions side :shock:




Yup...we are going to get slaughtered


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assfly wrote:
That's a strong Lions side :shock:

Good to see WW back.

Who is Aphiwe Dyantyi?

Saw a bit of him in the CC and he looked pretty good.

@Jens. Where's Skosan?

Injured.


Out for about 10 weeks


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the Lions were the best performing side in the fourth quarter last season, scoring 32 of their 92 tries during this period and conceding only five in the same timeframe. Perhaps Du Preez feels that he will need some quality on the bench to combat that challenge at the death.

That said, the Sharks would do well to live with the Lions at the scrums and lineouts over the course of the 80 minutes. Only the Hurricanes (42) scored more tries than the Lions (37) from first phase in 2017. The Lions and the Brumbies (13) conceded the fewest tries from the set pieces.

http://www.sarugbymag.co.za/blog/details/super-rugby-preview-round-154


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The very fact that it comes on day one of Super Rugby 2018 shapes up as a potential ally for the Sharks in their quest for a smash-and-grab at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday (17:15 kick-off).

Make no mistake, their visit to last season's runners-up the Lions is a massive clash, considering the extent of the belief among domestic pundits, it seems, that these two will be the main challengers for SA conference-winning status.

There may be murmurs of dissent on that note from Newlands and vicinity, but the Stormers are already labouring under the weight of injuries to core players which may have helped sway conviction that Johannesburg or Durban will boast the supreme outfit at the conclusion of ordinary season on July 14 (when the Capetonians, incidentally, have a bye).

So if we are instead looking at a tense, two-horse race for group bragging rights - with respect to the Bulls and Jaguares, they are particularly unlikely winners - then both this Saturday and the return meeting at Kings Park on June 30 could be extremely pivotal occasions.

Put it is this way: if either team manages to win both derbies, the swing in log points terms will be enormous, and highly likely to be decisive.

The sensible approach - though "sense" doesn’t unfailingly prevail in sport - might be to anticipate the Lions edging this weekend's opener, and the Sharks levelling things up bilaterally in Durban, so we'd be back not very much the wiser about who will top the SA table.

In the Sharks' favour, I believe, is the start-of-season scheduling of the first tussle: if they are found to have done their pre-season training, game-time and strategic homework more smartly, they have an inviting chance to catch their hosts "cold" in a game, let's face it, that the Lions are under greater pressure to prevail in.

Both coaches, Swys de Bruin and Robert du Preez, have made some interesting, slightly off-beat selections for their starting line-ups for round one, which only adds to any sense that this one is a near-lottery in win prediction terms.

Personally, I was leaning a little toward a mild Sharks upset earlier in the week; closer perusal of the teams named on Thursday just coaxes me back to believing the Lions will weather the onslaught.

Here are a few appealing direct positional battles, however, that could have a big say in the outcome:

Sylvian Mahuza (Lions) v Makazole Mapimpi (Sharks)

A true clash of predators on the wing; look too deeply into your beer or biltong and you might miss a 30-metre, swerving breakout by either whippet. This is Sharks left wing Mapimpi's Super Rugby debut for his new employers; versatile marker Mahuza might have his hands full defensively but he is also an enthralling ball-in-hand man.

Harold Vorster (Lions) v Andre Esterhuizen (Sharks)

The cerebral Vorster getting the Lions' inside-centre nod ahead of beefier Rohan Janse van Rensburg suggests the hosts plan to use stealth and cunning more than brawn at times to outfox the Sharks. But Vorster’s defensive resolve will be tested by the Sharks' extremely direct No 12 bruiser Andre Esterhuizen.

Elton Jantjies (Lions) v Robert du Preez (Sharks)

Lions fans will be praying their long-time talisman at flyhalf, Jantjies, doesn't pick up an injury early on, as alternatives at No 10 are in short supply with this match-day squad. But if he goes the distance, expect an engrossing scrap with opposite number and ex-WP dynamo Du Preez, who has the potential to become something of a "new Henry Honiball" in that channel for the Sharks.

Warren Whiteley (Lions) v Keegan Daniel (Sharks)

Well, the big positive in the Lions camp, now stripped of the head coaching services of Johan Ackermann, is the return to fitness after a long layoff of their treasured leader and fulcrum player Whiteley. A mobile and rangy No 8, the Sharks combat those qualities by pitting the veteran, speedy utility loosie Daniel against him, leaving big Dan du Preez a little surprisingly geared for an impact presence later on.

Malcolm Marx (Lions) v Franco Marais (Sharks)

Not much more needs to be said about the booming qualities of No 2 muscle-man Marx, now right up among the top two or three hookers in world rugby. If he gets straight into his stride in the season opener, the Lions will automatically get some major go-forward. But all direct rivals in South Africa will increasingly want to score points against the heavyweight, and the workmanlike Marais presumably no exception.

Jacques van Rooyen (Lions) v Thomas du Toit (Sharks)

Still deeply ruing the loss of Coenie Oosthuizen to long-term injury, the Sharks have dragged their "Tank Engine" (not dissimilar in body shape or mass, mind) back across to the thorny tighthead spot. If he cuts it there, it will see the Sharks' chances of a rosy 2018 soar. But Van Rooyen is hardly a shrinking violet in the Lions' No 1 jersey, so expect no special charity at scrum-time.

https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/SuperRugby/lions-v-sharks-eight-point-swing-game-20180215


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Sharks: 15 Lwazi Mvovo, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Makezole Mapimpi, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Keegan Daniel, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha (capt), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Reserves: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Beast Mtawarira, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Daniel du Preez, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Curwin Bosch, 23 Kobus van Wyk

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Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Sylvian Mahuza, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronjé, 8. Warren Whiteley (c), 7. Cyle Brink, 6. Kwagga Smith, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Dylan Smith, 18. Jacobie Adriaanse, 19. Marvin Orie, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21. Hacjivah Dayimani, 22. Howard Mnisi, 23. Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Interesting. Going for two loosies on the bench and only two backline players, no reserve scrummie or flyhalf and two centres

You call it interesting. I call it gambling.

RjvR not starting is interesting.


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Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Sylvian Mahuza, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronjé, 8. Warren Whiteley (c), 7. Cyle Brink, 6. Kwagga Smith, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Dylan Smith, 18. Jacobie Adriaanse, 19. Marvin Orie, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21. Hacjivah Dayimani, 22. Howard Mnisi, 23. Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Interesting. Going for two loosies on the bench and only two backline players, no reserve scrummie or flyhalf and two centres

You call it interesting. I call it gambling.

RjvR not starting is interesting.


It is. Couple of issues that could play a role.

Trokkie hasn't been with the squad for too long and he played extensively for Sale.
By selecting Vorster the Lions aren't going onto a head-on bash up of 12s - RJvR vs AE


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:34 pm 
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Ackers's message to the Lions:
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Wees net wie julle is, leef daardie spankultuur wat julle opgebou het uit en geniet elke oomblik, want jy weet nooit wat voorlê nie. Speel elke wedstryd vir daai deel wat vir jou sê hoekom jy die game speel. Vertrou die Here dat Sy plan perfek is. Rus in daardie vrede en speel om dit te geniet, speel om drieë te druk.

Translate: Just be who you are, live that team culture you've built up and enjoy every moment, because you never know what's going to happen. Play each game for that part of you that tells you why you play the game. Trust the Lord that His plan is perfect. Rest in that peace and play to enjoy it, play to score tries.


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I didn't realise RJvR was back in SA. He was playing so well for Sale I presumed he was going to stay.

I hope he has a good season starting next weekend.


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assfly wrote:
I didn't realise RJvR was back in SA. He was playing so well for Sale I presumed he was going to stay.

I hope he has a good season starting next weekend.


Talk is that there is a "fight" between Sale and Glaws for him post SR


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Jensrsa wrote:
assfly wrote:
I didn't realise RJvR was back in SA. He was playing so well for Sale I presumed he was going to stay.

I hope he has a good season starting next weekend.


Talk is that there is a "fight" between Sale and Glaws for him post SR

Ja, I think he'll leave SA after SR...unless Rassie involves him with the Boks and convinces him to stay. Since the Lions clearly don't value him anymore he can move down South :thumbup:


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saffer13 wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
assfly wrote:
I didn't realise RJvR was back in SA. He was playing so well for Sale I presumed he was going to stay.

I hope he has a good season starting next weekend.


Talk is that there is a "fight" between Sale and Glaws for him post SR

Ja, I think he'll leave SA after SR...unless Rassie involves him with the Boks and convinces him to stay. Since the Lions clearly don't value him anymore he can move down South :thumbup:


:lol: :lol:

Who knows who Rassie has his eyes on.


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Jensrsa wrote:
saffer13 wrote:
handyman wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
Lions: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Sylvian Mahuza, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronjé, 8. Warren Whiteley (c), 7. Cyle Brink, 6. Kwagga Smith, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen.
Replacements: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Dylan Smith, 18. Jacobie Adriaanse, 19. Marvin Orie, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21. Hacjivah Dayimani, 22. Howard Mnisi, 23. Rohan Janse van Rensburg.

Interesting. Going for two loosies on the bench and only two backline players, no reserve scrummie or flyhalf and two centres

You call it interesting. I call it gambling.

RjvR not starting is interesting.


It is. Couple of issues that could play a role.

Trokkie hasn't been with the squad for too long and he played extensively for Sale.
By selecting Vorster the Lions aren't going onto a head-on bash up of 12s - RJvR vs AE

Vorster is a very underrated player.


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