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Faf de Klerk
emerging shark (IP Logged)
05 August, 2017 16:27
Came on for last 20 mins of Super 14 final. Outstanding! almost turned the game on it's head except for one small mistake. Fantastic signing...

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Headington Shark (IP Logged)
05 August, 2017 20:09

Good to hear he did well, shame about the loss though.

He's a real talent. I just hope he can convert his enthusiasm to Sale, becuase that makes him the player he is.

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Crutch (IP Logged)
05 August, 2017 20:30
I'm massively excited to see him play for Sale. When was the last time we had a genuine attacking threat from 9, Ben Foden??

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Long Eaton Shark (IP Logged)
06 August, 2017 07:05
Any idea when he will be joining us for training etc?

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beardedshark (IP Logged)
06 August, 2017 09:55
First time I watched him and looked a real live wire. Also got the ball away from the breakdown quickly

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2007dwain (IP Logged)
06 August, 2017 13:00
Dimes said mid august but I. Expect later with him only just finishing

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EdinburghShark (IP Logged)
06 August, 2017 19:37
Similarly very impressed with his performance, particularly the lift in the pace of the Lions' attacking play after he came on. There's no doubt Cronjé is a top quality scrum-half, but de Klerk offered the Lions something very different - he passes the ball way in front of the receiving forwards, so that they have to be hitting the line at full pace to receive the ball. It's risky, and might not work in bad weather, but it was perfect to combat the line-speed of the Crusaders by smashing through their guard defence around the rucks and forcing them to focus inwards, leaving space for Mapoe and Janse van Rensburg out wide.

Definitely a pattern of play we should look forward to next season, I personally can't wait to see de Klerk feeding Strauss (and others) those flat passes around the rucks.


Re: Faf de Klerk
clutch (IP Logged)
07 August, 2017 11:51
Good Analysis!

Faf looks like he will fit very well into our structure. You can see why he's been chosen on that evidence.

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