‘It was a shocking performance’ – Terblanche

Date published: July 23 2016

1022.6666666666666x767__origin__0x0_stafan_terblanche_sharks

Former Sharks full-back Stefan Terblanche, who had 175 caps for the Durban franchise was incredibly disappointed with his side's 41-0 loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington. 

The Sharks were completely outplayed by a dominant Hurricanes outfit in their quarter-final clash. 

"I’m speechless … bitterly disappointed, to be brutally honest. It was a shocking performance by the Sharks," Terblanche said in the Supersport studio after the game. 

"Sometimes we don’t like listening to the New Zealand commentators – they are (frank) and we think they are biased at times – but Justin Marshall said it with 10 minutes to go, 34-0 down, the Sharks still select, I don’t know whether by choice or game-plan or whatever, to just kick the ball away.

"There was some really senseless kicking."

Terblanche lamented the Sharks' defence as well considering they actually had 50 per cent of the position despite the score, he also applauded Beauden Barrett and TJ Perenara. 
 
"The ‘Canes made 94 tackles (to 72) so it shows you the Sharks actually had the ball for good periods of time, but it was what they did with it, or rather didn’t … and 21 missed tackles by the guys; it’s a big percentage out of 72," Terblanche said. 

"When one of Beauden Barrett or TJ Perenara, who are world-class, plays well in a quarter-final you know the ‘Canes will have a good day – when both play like they did, and allow the space to open up, it makes for a long, long day for the Sharks, and for us to watch."

COMMENTS