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this boytjie Ig Prinsloo looks the goods - only 23 - was very impressive last week and tonight against Kitshoff has not taken a backward step
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Monk Zombie wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:44 pm this boytjie Ig Prinsloo looks the goods - only 23 - was very impressive last week and tonight against Kitshoff has not taken a backward step
Ginger is holding back. His #3 isn't going forward and he'll get penalised if he swings the scrum before the whole scrum moves forward. Like last week when Sti held Frans on the other side
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FT: WP 28-14 Pumas
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Couldn"t understand why Kolisi opted on the scrum when WP got a penalty. It happenend more than once. Didn't he see his th was under immense pressure.
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FT: Sharks 32-29 Bulls

Congrats Sharks!

Curwin Bosch slotted a penalty from 61m
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HT: Cheetahs 9-13 Lions

Frans steyn kicked a 64m penalty for the Cheetahs
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FT: Cheetahs 23-39 Lions

But the Lions only played well for about 15 minutes after halftime. They really need to up their game
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Next:

Friday, 18 Dec | Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
19:00 - Pumas vs Cheetahs

Saturday, 19 Dec | Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley
16:30 - Griquas vs Bulls

Saturday, 19 Dec | Emirates Airline Park, JHB
19:00 - Lions vs Sharks
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Jensrsa wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:20 pm HT: Cheetahs 9-13 Lions

Frans steyn kicked a 64m penalty for the Cheetahs
Massive kick , still going like a boeing once over. Bosch kicked a 60m at sealevel Sharks Bulls. Still watching the game replay after loadshed so not sure if Morne' Steyn or Bosch himself beat that.
Impressive line kicks from Swanepoel aswell.
Good win for the Lions! Cheetahs will have to improve their tackling if they want to beat the Pumas in Mombella
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ZuluBoy wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:12 pm
Jensrsa wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:20 pm HT: Cheetahs 9-13 Lions

Frans steyn kicked a 64m penalty for the Cheetahs
Massive kick , still going like a boeing once over. Bosch kicked a 60m at sealevel Sharks Bulls. Still watching the game replay after loadshed so not sure if Morne' Steyn or Bosch himself beat that.
Impressive line kicks from Swanepoel aswell.
Good win for the Lions! Cheetahs will have to improve their tackling if they want to beat the Pumas in Mombella
Lions had a good 15-20 minutes after halftime. Now they need to do it for 80 minutes
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Lions played well and improving at the right time of the season.

Their pack, Bonecrusher was impressive. Massive game against the Sharks coming up.
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na Sat. behoort die prentjie helderder te wees. in die' stadium tussen bullls sharks leeus
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Pumas: 15 Tapiwa Mafura, 14 Etienne Taljaard, 13 Erich Cronje, 12 Ali Mgijima, 11 Luther Obi, 10 Devon Williams, 9 Chriswill September, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Phumzile Maqondwana, 6 Daniel Maartins, 5 Pieter Jansen van Vuuren (captain), 4 Le Roux Roets, 3 Ignatius Prinsloo, 2 Simon Westraadt, 1 Morgan Naude.
Replacements: 16 Abraham le Roux, 17 Dewalt Maritz, 18 Wikus Groenewald, 19 Darrien Landsberg, 20 Ewart Potgieter, 21 Ginter Smuts, 22 Tiaan Botes, 23 Wayne van der Bank.

Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Duncan Saal, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 William Small-Smith, 10 Frans Steyn, 9 Ruben de Haas, 8 Jeandré Rudolph, 7 Aidon Davis, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Reniel Hugo, 4 Carl Wegner (captain), 3 Khutha Mchunu, 2 Marnus van der Merwe, 1 Boan Venter.
Replacements: 16 Louis van der Westhuizen, 17 Cameron Dawson, 18 Erich de Jager, 19 Teboho Mohojé, 20 Chris Massyn, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Reinhardt Fortuin, 23 Rhyno Smith.

Date: Friday, December 18
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron and Morne Ferreira
TMO: Lesego Legoete
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The Currie Cup fourth round match between Griquas and the Bulls, scheduled for Kimberley on Saturday, has been cancelled in line with COVID-19 protocols.

The decision was taken on Thursday after players and management from the Bulls returned positive tests for COVID-19 this week.

As a result of the cancellation of the match, the encounter will be declared a draw and the teams will each receive two log points.
https://rugby365.com/tournaments/currie ... ther-game/
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Don't you think Bulls should have gone with some B players in the place of the tested positive players ? Ones that doesn't have to self -isolate. They would have got a shot at 4 points at least or is that option impossible come covid protocols ?
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Sharks: 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Marius Louw, 11 Yaw Penxe, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Juan van der Mescht, 3 Michael Kumbirai, 2 Kerron van Vuren, 1 Ox Nche.
Replacements: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John Hubert-Meyer, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 James Venter, 21 Phepsi Buthelezi, 22 Jaden Hendrikse, 23 Jeremy Ward.

Date: Saturday, December 19
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni, Aimee Barrett-Theron
TMO: Stuart Berry
Kumbirai comes in for Springbok Thomas du Toit, who suffered a rib injury in the Sharks’ 32-29 victory over the Bulls in Durban last weekend.
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ZuluBoy wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:52 am Don't you think Bulls should have gone with some B players in the place of the tested positive players ? Ones that doesn't have to self -isolate. They would have got a shot at 4 points at least or is that option impossible come covid protocols ?
It's not about the match 23 players only but about Covid in the squad and the contact between squad members, so no, they can't just send another match 23
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Jensrsa wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:22 am Sharks: 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am (captain), 12 Marius Louw, 11 Yaw Penxe, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Sanele Nohamba, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Dylan Richardson, 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Juan van der Mescht, 3 Michael Kumbirai, 2 Kerron van Vuren, 1 Ox Nche.
Replacements: 16 Fez Mbatha, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 John Hubert-Meyer, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 James Venter, 21 Phepsi Buthelezi, 22 Jaden Hendrikse, 23 Jeremy Ward.

Date: Saturday, December 19
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Cwengile Jadezweni, Aimee Barrett-Theron
TMO: Stuart Berry
Kumbirai comes in for Springbok Thomas du Toit, who suffered a rib injury in the Sharks’ 32-29 victory over the Bulls in Durban last weekend.
Lions: 15 Tiaan Swanepoel, 14 Stean Pienaar, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies (captain), 9 Andre Warner, 8 Len Massyn, 7 Vincent Tshituka/Wilhelm van der Sluys, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Sti Sithole/Dylan Smith
Substitutes: 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Morne van den Berg, 22 Burger Odendaal, 23 Jamba Ulengo, 24 Carlu Sadie, 25 Manuel Rass
Two injury scares this week necessitates brackets on the team list, that being Sti Sithole and Vincent Tshituka. They have niggling injuries and will undergo late fitness tests. Should they not be cleared, Dylan Smith and Wilhelm van der Sluys will move into the starting line-up.
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he Vodacom Bulls’ hopes of capturing the Carling Currie Cup took a blow when their match against Tafel Lager Griquas was called off because of a number of Covid-19 positive tests among players.

And their match next week in the competition against the Xerox Lions is also under threat, with the entire squad quarantined and several players placed in isolation after testing positive for at least 10 days.

While other games have already been called off this season, this is the first time it hits the leaders of the competition, and opens up some interesting debates over the next few weeks.

For one, the Bulls have a five point lead at the top of the standings, and the cancellation of the game will mean that they take two points from a game they would normally be targeting for a victory.

This opens the door for the Cell C Sharks, who are in second place, and technically, before this weekend have two games in hand with seven points to make up. Essentially if they win those two games they can overtake the Bulls and make the final weeks in the lead-up to the playoffs look very interesting indeed.
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"This opens the door for the Cell C Sharks, who are in second place..."-Brenden Nel
Not even considering they play the Lions
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both big games
Pumas will come at Cheetahs
same with Lions
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HT: Pumas 12-7 Cheetahs
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FT: Pumas 31-35 Cheetahs
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Frustrating game for the pumas - poor goal kicking and then got some pretty bum calls against them too
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Close but a boost for Cheetahs as they're shooting for an additional European competition. The competition organizers will take note.
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Teams can't make mistakes 60ms out. Bosch now slotted a 60m and then a 57m easily
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HT: Lions 14-6 Sharks
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ZuluBoy wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:28 pm Teams can't make mistakes 60ms out. Bosch now slotted a 60m and then a 57m easily
Unless the Lions lengthened the field over the last two weeks those distances are wrong
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FT: Lions 27-12 Sharks
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Next:

Saturday, 26 Dec | DHL Newlands, Cape Town
16:30 - Western Province vs Griquas

Saturday, 26 Dec | Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
19:00 - Bulls vs Lions

Game uncertain as the Bulls squad is under a 10 day quarantine

Sunday, 27 Dec | Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
16:30 - Cheetahs vs Sharks
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Beautiful break by Simelane leading to Tiaan Swanepoel's try.
These two and Bosch can play for boks.
I think Bulls are already a few days isolating, chances are they should get out intime otherwise will be a 2 pointer each
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Time for predictions again. Sharks knowing the Bulls Lions game is a 50/50 even if they do get to play, will be motivated to make the semis.
Western Province and Griquas. WP team selection awaits but homeground advantage and if the likes of Pretorius and Ruhan Nel are playing in the backline they should win. Senatla's injury a setback
Bulls Lions if it go-ahead a 50/50
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Remaining games:

Bulls (35 points) - Lions (h), B, Pumas (A)
Lions (29 points) - Bulls (A), Pumas (A), B
Sharks (28 points) - Cheetahs (A), Griquas (H), WP (A)
WP (26 points) - Griquas (H), Cheetahs (A), Sharks (H)
Cheetahs (21 points) - Sharks (H), WP (H), Griquas (A)
Pumas (12 points) - B, Lions (H), Bulls (H)
Griquas (7 points) - WP (A), Sharks (A), Cheetahs (H)
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I enjoyed both games this week-end as a neutral. The Lions just seem to have loads of gees and enjoying themselves. The Sharks forward pack struggled in particular the front row - although I am a believer that all 8 players carry the responsibility and not just one prop.
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Some players standing out during the CC 2nd half (I think)

15. Tiaan Swanepoel, Manie Libbok
14. Sbu Nkosi, Yaw Penxe, Kurt-Lee Arendse
13 Wandisile Simelane, Stedman Gans, Lukhanyo Am
12 Rikus Pretorius, Cornal Hendricks
10 Elton Jantjies, Morne Steyn, Curwin Bosch
9 Zak Burger, Ivan van Zyl
8 Duane Vermeulen, Juarno Augustus
7 Vincent Tshituka
6 Marco van Staden, Dylan Richardson
5 Marvin Orie, Ruan Nortje
4 Willem Alberts, Salmaan Moerat, Ruben van Heerden
3 Frans Malherbe, Trevor Nyakane
2 Jaco Visagie - None really stood out so I put in Visagie
1 Steven Kitshoff, Sti Sithole, Ox Nche
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Jensrsa wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:10 am Some players standing out during the CC 2nd half (I think)

15. Tiaan Swanepoel, Manie Libbok
14. Sbu Nkosi, Yaw Penxe, Kurt-Lee Arendse
13 Wandisile Simelane, Stedman Gans, Lukhanyo Am
12 Rikus Pretorius, Cornal Hendricks
10 Elton Jantjies, Morne Steyn, Curwin Bosch
9 Zak Burger, Ivan van Zyl
8 Duane Vermeulen, Juarno Augustus
7 Vincent Tshituka
6 Marco van Staden, Dylan Richardson
5 Marvin Orie, Ruan Nortje
4 Willem Alberts, Salmaan Moerat, Ruben van Heerden
3 Frans Malherbe, Trevor Nyakane
2 Jaco Visagie - None really stood out so I put in Visagie
1 Steven Kitshoff, Sti Sithole, Ox Nche

I'd put Ig Prinsloo in there too

For once our centre stocks seems to be blooming
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The dates for the Vodacom Bulls’ upcoming fixtures against the Lions and Pumas have been moved in light of positive tests in the Pretoria team’s camp.

SA Rugby on Monday confirmed that the Bulls’ home match against the Lions – which was originally scheduled to kick-off this Saturday at 7pm on 26 December – has been postponed to 7pm on Wednesday 6 January because of infection in the Bulls’ squad.

Their subsequent match against the Pumas in Nelspruit, scheduled to start two days later on Friday, 8 January, will also be moved back as a result and will now kick-off on Sunday, 10 January at 4pm.

The Pretoria-based team saw their fixture against Griquas in Kimberley last Saturday called off and the match was declared a draw with both teams getting two log points.

The Currie Cup semi-finals will still take place on Saturday, 16 January, with the final set to held a week later on Saturday, 23 January.
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Jensrsa wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:14 pm
Next:

Saturday, 26 Dec | DHL Newlands, Cape Town
16:30 - Western Province vs Griquas

Sunday, 27 Dec | Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
16:30 - Cheetahs vs Sharks

Wednesday, 6 Jan | Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
19:00 - Bulls vs Lions

Game postponed from 26 Dec
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saarkies can lose this game as well.
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