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Sharkbok

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Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 03:49:30

 

EP Kings worried about player fatigue in playoffs


Eastern Province Kings coach Alan Solomons

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Article Published: Wednesday 17 October 2012






 

Eastern Province Kings coach Alan Solomons says that he is concerned about fatigue in the Currie Cup play offs and hopes that their long season does not count against them.

The EP Kings will play home and away relegation/promotion matches against the Free State Cheetahs who have played a season of Currie Cup Premier Division Rugby as well as a full season of Super Rugby.

The Kings have been promoted to Super Rugby for next year and won the Currie Cup first division after going unbeaten in 16 matches.

Solomons says that there are pros and cons to playing as many matches as they have this season.

“Yes we have to generate some momentum," Solomons told Eye Witness news.

"We have to go into this game in a positive frame of mind. "

"We have played now 16 games in a row and when we complete these two games it will be 18 matches without a break. "

"Obviously to that extent the Cheetahs have only had to play 10 (Currie Cup) games. Which means the playing field is not exactly level."

 

 


Sharkbok

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 03:51:27

 What about the other 18 games played by the Cheetas in the SuperXV?

The queens could be getting dragged of the field in body bags in the SuperXV


clevermike

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 04:44:08

Soolomons is a fool if he thinks he can bluff people with those comments  -  nobody should pay any attention to his crap.   A bad excuse for the disgrace last Friday - the Cheetahs played  Super 15 plus the CC - as far as I can count 24 matches and then the play-off against the Queens.    If any team should be fatigued it should be the Cheetahs - not the dunces from PE.

They are in for a walloping this coming Friday - as well as in Super 15 - where they will achieve the previously unachievable - no points at all on the Super 15 log - with a record negative point difference of at least 500 points.

What a disgraceful disaster.


carpetmuncher

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 11:37:14

fatigue in playing first division ???? against almost semi pro enviroment ????

 

mate he must be really being taking pointers from no cups coetzee on how to jungle jive the media....well played solomons. maybe if you record it and play it back about 100 times you might believe your own crap.

 

the cheetahs outgunned them technically and where way more skillfull than them. bottomline...i for one would love to see the EP get there house in order and be more a force there is a lot of rugby talent there but they are way off the benchmark. they have a decent coaching structure going but lack some serious players to be a force.


Beeno1

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 13:11:12

Muncher no cups Alistair has two SA Confernce trophies to his name. I trust after all that has been said about the Currie Cup being a third tier comp you are still not trying to suggest the Currie Cup is more valuable in rugby terms!!!

Always also remember it is a view of many that the Log Toppers of the Super 15  should also get  a trophy.

Yes I would like a better coach but this business about no trophies is ludicrous.  Give me a SA Conference win before the Currie Cup anyday!!

 

 


carpetmuncher

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 13:21:12

well to be fair until the IRB considers the conf cup a major cup i will stick to the common idea that the conf cup is not even worth the plastic its moulded on

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_union_trophies_and_awards

 

i will admit its a great feat to top your log but that in itself does not warrant a major cup win because there is not knockout phase of rugby binded to it.

 

the win of the vodacom cup is more worth in terms of silverware than the conf cup ironicly enough. the currie cup is the oldest comp in the world so there is no way that a second string award like the conf cup is more worth than a currie cup. one cant replace the prestige nor the history that comes with it. the greats of sa rugby has engraved the legacys in the currie cup.


BonganiP

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 13:28:01

Strange how things turns around, isn't it Beeno? All along Rassie was actually the one who has done it all, and now it is Coetzee. The one who used to be described as a quota coach.


Beeno1

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 13:44:12

Bongani rassie has set it all up at senior and juniour level. H eha scontracted the players etc. Ou alistair is sitting today with the preeminent squad in SA.  I thiunk he blundered in two major respects - his player managment and his idea tha tdefence alone could win the Super 15. look stragely enough without the injuries it may havce. However one will no tget the best value out of a side if their attack is weak and the Stormers attack was weak.

Alistair was a quot aappointment becuase wh ewa sappointe dafter his stint as Bok backline coach where he folpped. Backline coaching i shis speciality and even toda yit i sclear the backline of the Stormers has bot functioned.

So Bongi he is a quota coach  - end of story. Maybe he is learning a bit? However at this level only top coaches  shoul be appointed to a top franchise liek the Mighty Stormers. It slike the present Bok backline coach  loubscher - what did he do to deserve such an appointment. This is a fatal flaw in SA today. Government services suffer, business suffers etc etc etc. A disastorous policy. SA slides down various indices etc etc.

If Alistair gets i tright he will ge tcredit. I have note dhe i sa decent enough man so one wishes him well. Howeve rdont take that to mean i agree in any way with his appointment. Ou pdv was another quota appointment and he set us back years. Away with racist quota appointments and R200 odd million mansions!!!

 

 

 


carpetmuncher

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 14:55:52
to be fair i would love to see paul treu in charge of a super rugby team. i do rate him and lets be honest he must be better than no cups coetzee really.


mozart

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 14:58:52

All that running to get back to the halfway line, must have tired the poor dears.


clevermike

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 16:47:58

Spot on Mozart - pearls of wisdom - that one.


Arthur John

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 24, 2012, 20:26:19

 mozart...absolutely, perhaps the best comment that I have read on this site regarding the Queens.

Congradulations and keep them coming.

 


carpetmuncher

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RE: Queens worried about fatigue in Curry Cup Playoffs?
October 25, 2012, 14:37:03
@moz hahahahahah great post mate well done.


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