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Sharks vs Reds, Super 14 2008 score & review

Sharks vs Reds, Super 14 2008 score & review

Sharks 22 – Reds 10

Thanks to Sky not giving a toss, I’ve been able to see sweet f-a of this game. But as it happens, a good pommy mate of mine – Cap’n Dan – is a BA pilot down route in Cape Town.

Bored, and hankering to bet on something, he texted me about what good value bets were to be had in the S14. Only the Reds game was left, and I thought our text conversation, being the only eye-witness account I’ve got, makes a pretty good review.

hello mystic matt – in capetown looking for a couple of betfair tips on the super 14s today to take some money off the yarpies…. whose gonna win????

Morning mate. You’ve missed most of the games – I think there’s only one left this afternoon which is the Qld reds vs the Sharks in Durban I think (so you shouldbe able to watch it over a coupla beers)

so who’s the clever money on for the durban game or is it a walkover?

The reds came last in 07, and their captain the half back is injured. Doesn’t look good for them.

reds are 7-1

those odds are probably about right. rare to win away from home in S14
actually, they’re probably generous

sneaked a few quid on the reds and feeling OK about it at the mo

what’s score, when?

10-10 half time. Reds with 70% of ball. Enjoying the gay southern hemisphere rules. Latham playing well.

Must have been a while since you’ve seen a game with tries in it. Wager?

Fiver at 7’s. have sold it at 3’s so no loss if reds lose and about £15 if they win. Not retirement yet. Seems both packs ill, replaced by 8 centres?

Watch n learn. Let me know if score changes.

Still 10 all?

Yep Sharks just missed pen but ‘pack’ starting to get better of latham, sorry, reds

5 pointer sharks. Got to say the dancing girls are a class above anything you might see at leicester.

Money done?

Yes, but good call on the odds – reds only really beaten by breakaway try and home advantage. 22-10 in end. Get a feeling castle lager equals hang over…

The Scorers:

For Sharks:
Tries: Ndungane, Terblanche, B. du Plessis
Cons: Pienaar, Kockott
Drop goal: Terblanche

For Reds:
Try: Croft
Con: Schifcofske
Pen: Schifcofske

The Teams:

Sharks: 15 Stefan Terblanche, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Bradley Barritt, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Francois Steyn, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Jacques Botes, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Johann Muller (c), 4 AJ Venter, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 BJ Botha, 18 Albert van den Berg, 19 Steven Sykes, 20 Epi Taione, 21 Rory Kockott, 22 Frédéric Michalak.

Reds: 15 Chris Latham (c), 14 Clinton Schifcofske, 13 Morgan Turinui, 12 Berrick Barnes, 11 Peter Hynes, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Ben Lucas, 8 Leroy Houston, 7 David Croft, 6 John Roe, 5 James Horwill, 4 Van Humphries, 3 Dayna Edwards, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 Greg Holmes.
Replacements: 16 Sean Hardman, 17 Rodney Blake, 18 Ed O’Donoghue, 19 Poutasi Luafutu, 20 Will Genia, 21 Charlie Fetoai, 22 Digby Ioane.

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand), Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Dennis Immelman (South Africa)

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Matt started G&GR just before the 2007 Rugby World Cup and has been enslaved ever since. Follow him on twitter: @MattRowley

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