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Beeno1

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Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 11:37:51

Ex Sport 24

Cape Town - Both the Sharks and Stormers will be forceful contenders again for the Super Rugby title in 2013, but the latter team need to place a bigger emphasis on creating try-scoring opportunities, renowned critic Nick Mallett has said.

The successful former Springbok coach and now acclaimed television pundit writes these thoughts in the swansong edition (February) of Sports Illustrated magazine, which has been a feature of the local publishing landscape since the mid-1980s.

The Stormers (2012 conference winners) and Sharks (eventual losing finalists) both possess two key elements of a serious Super Rugby title contender: depth and balance,” he said.

“The standout thing for me is the fact that both of them have young enough teams – in other words, they are not at the end of a cycle, but rather still developing their respective cycles.

“South Africa’s best hopes are still going to be those two. It will be particularly interesting for the Stormers to see how (flyhalves) Elton Jantjies and Peter Grant will be used and whether there will be a decent rotation policy, which I think is vital for success in this competition.

“It’s also vital for our Springbok players who need to be rested. It will be good to have guys like Jean de Villiers, and Jannie du Plessis at the Sharks, not playing every game of the season.

“The Sharks are almost the complete Super Rugby team, because they have incredible quality and depth in most positions, they play an attack-minded game, and they have great balance.

“They look to score tries, which is the biggest difference between them and the Stormers, (who were) the best defensive team in the competition last year, but ranked almost nowhere on attack.

“If you have that mindset, you cannot seriously expect to win this competition. In the end, Super Rugby is about entertainment and you’re not going to get fans excited with that kind of strategy.

“They need to create try-scoring opportunities, and they need to do that by using their backs – the encouraging thing is that there were very positive signs of that in WP’s (winning) Currie Cup campaign.”

Mallett also expects the Bulls to “push a bit harder than they did last year”, as they increasingly get over the mass exodus of senior icons two years ago.

In a separate exercise from Mallett’s preview, the magazine suggests these as the six sides making the playoffs cut: 1. Stormers; 2. Crusaders; 3. Sharks; 4. Highlanders; 5. Bulls; 6. Brumbies.

That, by extension, would mean the Stormers topping the SA Conference, the Crusaders the New Zealand one, and the Brumbies the Australian group (which would, under the tournament’s controversial rules, push Jake White’s charges to third-placed finish on the overall log).
 

Well there is a saying great minds think alike or is Nick just reading my posts. Maar waar is die ou chiefies ek moet vra! Mallet clearly does not rate the chiefies. Some are saying the crusties are not up to it.  

All this also means the Boks should also go from strength to strength. 


Saffex

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 12:01:03

As a neutral, the Sharks have the best squad of all the SA sides


Beeno1

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 12:22:54

Yup they sure showed that in the Currie Cup final. Hahahahahahaha.

 


Jalapeno!

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 12:37:18

What a joke! Baboon-ou, the ignorant and disrespectful plonker who has been slagging off the Currie Cup for about 10 years now is trying to prove something about the Stompies overrated Super 15 team by talking up WP's CC win! Wehe!

 

Baboon-ou, I'll tell you when the Sharks showed they were the best SA Super 15 team . . . it was in the actual Super 15 (not the CC) when they gave their perennial bunnies the hapless Stompies yet another humiliating anal-gaping in the semi final . . . at Newlands nogal!

 

LMAO!


clevermike

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 13:11:39

Beeno

There is one thing you and Mallett has in common - BIG TALK.   Doth want to appear logical - but in the end both talk tripe.    Remember - talk is cheap - money buys the wiskey.

I agree with Saffex (surprise - surprise we agree on something) and Rooinek (even more surprising) that the team of the year in Super 15 will be the Sharks and not the choker Stormers with a flash-in-the-pan CC win.  


carpetmuncher

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 13:58:30

i must admit beenos blatant ignorance is something to admire. but alas once again he just generally rehashes whatever his favourite pundits and spewing out in the media and somehow's twists there words and makes it his own to make himself sound more crediable.

 

but as they say this matter will be settled on the gras of newlands and kings park. if the same stormers game pattern pitches up for this years super rugby comp then expect the stompies to fell short again of the posts.

 

the sharks just need to start well and keep momentum. a home semi and home final should be the number one priorty


Beeno1

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 14:23:28

I see we have some frothing guppy blowhards tuning me grief.  But bluster never wins against  facts oaks!

Mike if you spent less drinking wiskey you might have been sober when watching a depleted WP side beat the sharks on their home turf. You would then have said  -Oh no I never realised how good the Mighty WP are! Bug Eyed Bug Eyed  Bug Eyed

What ou rooitwit wil not accept is that we had a  team without many key player that day. The newcomers took time to settle down. However by the end of the Currie Cup these second stringers (many youngsters) even shoved the vaunted sharks front row and that with a small hooker. Bwahahahahahha - by the end of the match it was clear who was BAAS!  There was no rain that day to level the playing fields - who can forget Deysel getting flattened that day etc)

The Currie Cup is not in the same realm as the Super 15 but in that final the sharks fielded a strong side.  Now with a littlle imagination one can only think what a full strength Stormer side could do.  Sounds reasonable to me.

You see rooitwit the sharks suffered at the begining of the 2012 super 15 campain with key players out - as I noted at the time - and we did in the final stages of the Super 15 campaign. Please note the integrity oaks.

It was a great pity as we had home ground advantage and the trophy was ours for the taking. We know how the chiefies play finals away from home! Who can forget their whipping at Loftus! The sharks against  a full Stormers team would have been easy meat. Who can doubt that?

I hope  this clarifies matters for the guppy fans here as you appear confused from imbibing too much wiskey or smoking strong dope -  dope for rooitwit as wiskey is too much for his pocket.

 

 


BonganiP

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 14:42:16

Some of our friends in the Cape would pobably say: "Djirre Beeno, ma djy kan darim ma lekka baia kak praat"


Beeno1

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 14:53:54

Bongi jy moenie n dork wees asseblief!   

Its probably and not pobably.

Next!


Jalapeno!

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 14:56:43

No, Baboon-ou, the FACT is that you are using the result of a Currie Cup (a tournament you've been slagging off for years on end) game to try and make a case for the crappy and overrated Super Rugby team you support. Most people who follow rugby know the difference between the Currie Cup and Super Rugby so the FACT is, you're an idiot!

 

Oh and is there any particular reason you've been so quiet regarding the tennis?

 

ROTFLMAO! Baboon-ou changes his avatar to Federer and bang . . . there goes the Fed crashing out of the Aussie Open . . . to the player Baboon-ou was ridiculing! I wouldn't have thought it possible, Baboon-ou, but you appear to know less about tennis than you do about rugby!


BonganiP

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 15:07:38

haha. The traditional forum idiot comeback. When you are stumped, you attack the writer's spelling or grammar. It does work sometimes provided you are not the one on the forum with the worst writing skills of all.


Beeno1

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 15:10:40

Allow me to help you out here rooitwit. I was at the tenni club yesterday and I said then that the most likely finalists were Doks and Murray. But I do not support Fed just because he will win. I support him because he is a credit to the game and a far more appealing charater than the dour mooorie. Mooorie in case you dont know it will NEVER win 17 grandslams. He has been fortunate  to have played Federer in his declining years.

Cearly ou rooitwit knows zip about tennis and there can be no surprises about that!  Fantasy rugby is his game!ROTFL ROTFL  ROTFL

As for the sharkies I wish em well as I do all the SA sides but always remember who the BAAS team is guppies. 

 


Jalapeno!

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 15:15:36

Wow, spot the irony!

 

Bongani, it seems especially rich that Baboon-ou is having a pop at your spelling when he has the language skills of a 5 year old and cannot string even a short sentence together without dozens of typos, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

 

Hard to believe such stinking hypocrisy but I guess we are talking about Baboon-ou here!

 


Beeno1

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 15:26:31

rooitwit your selected reading excluded the dorks ""Djirre Beeno, ma djy kan darim ma lekka baia kak praat"

So I kindly corrected his spelling - nice gesture there I thought.

Beeno - ever the helping hand.


Beeno1

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 25, 2013, 15:54:53

I should also mention that Federer played a long 5 setter against Tsonga and that 6-2 Murray had against Federer  in the final set reflects that. Take David Ferrer also getting thrashed like never before by Doks after he had played a long 5 setter against Almagro. Or Giles Simon virtually collapsing against Murray - dog tired after his 5 sets against Monfils etc etc.

 At 31 you do not recover as quickly.

Viva Federer the greatest ever!


clevermike

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RE: Mallet and Beeno on same page
January 26, 2013, 03:33:08

bongani

You are really a gem - your comments about beeno are tops.

Beeno

I don't think anybody would dispute your allegation about Federer - he by far was the best tenis player ever - but his career is already past th age where most players retire gracefully and will struhhle to win further tournaments.

Flash-in-the-pan victories in the CC means really nothing and that lowly Stormers team will NEVER get the better of the Sharks champion team.

 


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