Vote for your Player of the Year

17 Oct 17 12:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 53 Comments

The Sharks are asking fans to select a Fans’ Player of the Year through their website. [...]

Province hand Sharks food for thought ahead of semi-final

15 Oct 17 11:08 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 27 Comments

The Sharks appeared to have matter under control, with a handy 13-3 lead against Western Province by half time in Saturday’s final Currie Cup pool match in Durban. Some lacklustre play in the second period allowed their desperate visitors in for four tries, however, and they surrendered their proud undefeated home record in going down 20-31. [...]

Currie Cup 2017: Sharks v Western Province #Odwa249

14 Oct 17 13:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 94 Comments

The Sharks take on Western Province in a Currie Cup game that only has any real meaning for the visitors, in terms of log points. [...]

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Am returns at last

12 Oct 17 10:19 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 74 Comments

Rob du Preez has made just one change to his run-on team, with Lukhyano Am returning from injury to replace Tristan Blewett at outside centre for Saturday’s clash against Western Province in Durban. [...]

All eyes on Joburg humdinger

11 Oct 17 09:44 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 22 Comments

It’s last-chance saloon in the Currie Cup and for those teams that have not yet done enough to secure semi-final participation (everyone who’s not the Sharks, stick up your hand) the stakes could not be higher. With only Griquas now completely out of the running, all of the Pumas, Bulls, Lions, Cheetahs and Western Province have work to do in this final round of games in order to make sure of their places. Problem is, there are only three up for grabs and five teams gunning for them. [...]

Enkosi, Ta Odwa!

9 Oct 17 17:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 32 Comments

The Sharks have announced that Saturday’s Currie Cup game against Western Province will serve as a tribute to faithful servant Odwa Ndungane, likely to start for the 249th (and last) time in a Sharks jersey. [...]

Bok balancing act

9 Oct 17 11:38 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 23 Comments

After the unexpected excitement of Saturday’s Rugby Championship finale, all eyes are back on the Currie Cup with an absolutely crucial weekend of clashes lined up. Adding further spice is the fact that a number of non-contracted Springbok squad members will be available to their respective provincial coaches, leading to much soul-searching and anguish as those wise men attempt to find the ideal balance between picking a full strength side and disrupting whatever continuity they’ve built to date. [...]

Rugby Championship 2017: South Africa v New Zealand

7 Oct 17 16:34 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 89 Comments

Kick-off at Nuweland is at 17h05. GO BOKKEEEEE!!!!! [...]

Pack shuffled for All Blacks

5 Oct 17 15:12 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 38 Comments

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has made numerous changes to the Springbok pack that will face New Zealand in Cape Town on Saturday. [...]

Thomas to get Bok taster

4 Oct 17 10:52 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 13 Comments

Big congrats to ace Sharks prop Thomas “The Tank” du Toit, who has been called into the Springbok squad ahead of this weekend’s game against the All Blacks as additional front row cover. [...]

Former Sharks coaches on the move

3 Oct 17 13:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 91 Comments

Hearty congratulations are in order to two former Sharks coaches who have been appointed to international coaching roles. [...]


2 Oct 17 09:34 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 38 Comments

It’s easy to get so lost in the details – the day to day goings on, team releases, match reports, injury assessments and he-said-she-said – that you forget to look at the big picture. Given that the Sharks have a well-deserved bye week coming up, let’s just take a minute or two to reflect on the Currie Cup campaign so far. [...]

Rugby Champs 2017: South Africa vs Australia

30 Sep 17 13:00 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 104 Comments

It’s the final stretch of the 2017 Rugby Championship campaign and the battle is on for the runner up position. The Springboks host the Wallabies in Bloemfontein to decide who finishes second to the mighty All Blacks. [...]

Sharks outclass Lions to secure first place

30 Sep 17 11:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

The Sharks made better use of the rainy conditions at Kings Park last night to comprehensively defeat the visiting Golden Lions 24-10, a late, long range try to the visitors providing some rather undeserved scoreline flattery. [...]

Currie Cup 2017: Sharks v Golden Lions

29 Sep 17 18:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 130 Comments

A big ask for the Sharks, dealing with a number of injuries and facing the resurgent Lions at a rainy Kings Park. [...]

Leyds and Louw start for Boks

28 Sep 17 14:10 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 38 Comments

Dillyn Leyds will start his first Springbok test against Australia in Bloemfontein on Saturday after replacing Raymond Rhule in the starting fifteen. [...]

First start for Blewett

27 Sep 17 10:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 50 Comments

Rob du Preez has made just two changes to his starting XV for Friday evening’s crunch Currie Cup clash against the Lions at Kings Park. [...]

Sharks benefit from Bok releases

27 Sep 17 09:05 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 56 Comments

Allister Coetzee has released three players from his Springbok squad for Currie Cup duty this weekend and the Sharks will gleefully lap up two of those ahead of Friday night’s tough encounter against the Golden Lions at Kings Park. [...]

The business end

25 Sep 17 11:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 73 Comments

The Sharks now have two Currie Cup games left and with 43 points are safely ensconced at the top of the log. [...]

Sharks secure home semi

23 Sep 17 16:46 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 18 Comments

The Sharks struck fast and then made a better fist of the rainy conditions at Kings Park today to record an 18-5 Currie Cup win over the Blue Bulls. [...]