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Let the soul-searching begin

Written by Nkululeko Duma (Poisy)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Reader Submissions, Sharks on 31 Oct 2011 at 08:00
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Saturday morning was spent with me driving up to Joburg with 6 people – all rugby fans but more importantly they were Sharks rugby fans. I could feel the excitement brewing on eager faces.

All kitted out in black and white and flags just waiting to be waved in the highveld atmosphere. As we stopped for lunch and finally reached our destination,we saw very little in the city that showed it was a currie cup final. But as we got to the stadium that all changed as it was a sea of red and white and occasional black. The atmosphere was just amazing(the people not so much),and we took our seats to catch our lovely under 21′s get a hiding you sort of got the sense it was a tough match(we only got there with 12min left).

Than came the big game and an embarrassment to what the sharks stand for,I saw very little passion from our boys and as it went on it was all to clear who would win the match.

The lions were everything we were not,they felt everything we couldn’t bring ourselves to feel,they had direction and were confident in everything they did,from chasing to tackling to they game plan. The only thing that came to me was the book THINGS FALL APART like in the book the Sharks have returned to a new landscape everything is different they not as mighty as they use to be but they refused to change!

The ball carrying game we play is just not working and relies too much on 1 or 2 people and if they have an off day than we have no direction. But the big thing on the day was our centres – this is something we have complained about for most of the year and it was not addressed. Perhaps its time for Plum to go,nobody can stomach another performance like that it was gut wrenching and downright painful to watch.

Its not only Plum’s fault, though – the players need to do some soul-searching of they own now along with the under 21′s because since plum isn’t giving them a chance than chances are they are going to leave. It was hard watching Michael Rhodes, Pat Cilliers, Warren Whiteley, Doppies la Grange and Waylon Murray, all out and out Durban boys, be so happy to see the Sharks lose that just broke my heart, but can you blame them? They left because a lack of chances and how many more of our players are gonna leave before the Sharks decide to back our local talent, so from coach to players let the soul searching begin.


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