Sharks snippets

29 Nov 16 11:03 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 111 Comments

It’s quiet out there, all right. Let me update you guys on (literally) two small pieces of news from Durban. [...]

Another slip in rankings for Boks

28 Nov 16 14:57 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 95 Comments

Following another loss the Springboks have slipped to sixth in the World Rankings, finalising a horrific year in which only 4 victories were recorded from 12 fixtures. [...]

Wales v South Africa

26 Nov 16 18:21 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 86 Comments

It’s the alst test of 2016 for the embattled Boks. [...]

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Boks look to the future

24 Nov 16 15:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 66 Comments

Allister Coetzee has wielded something of a heavy axe, picking a green Springbok backline boasting just 40 aggregate caps for Saturday’s test against Wales. With one last chance to take something from a disastrous year, Coetzee has picked a team featuring four uncapped players in the 23 – and 14 locally-based players in the starting line-up. [...]

Jaco Pienaar joins Sharks

23 Nov 16 11:11 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 91 Comments

The Sharks coaching appointments for 2017 have been finalised, with Head Coach Robert du Preez opting for a slight reshuffle as he brings a trusted lieutenant to the union. [...]

Last roll of the dice

22 Nov 16 09:59 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 179 Comments

The Springboks face Wales this weekend, the last Test match of what has been a terrible year for Springbok rugby and its supporters. This is also the last Test before a very important date, namely May 2017. [...]

Eben coming home

22 Nov 16 08:51 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 8 Comments

Eben Etzebeth, who missed last weekend’s humiliation due to concussion, will take no further part in the tour and will be returning home. [...]

Top 20 players of the professional era

21 Nov 16 09:58 by Henko Pienaar (Mutley) | 74 Comments

Well seeing that it has been 20 years since the game became professional in 1996 I have decided to name my Top 20 players. [...]

EOYT: Italy vs South Africa

19 Nov 16 14:30 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 231 Comments

The Springboks tackle the Italians in the third and penultimate match of their End of Year Tour. Kick off is at 16h00. [...]

Can the Boks keep their unbeaten record?

17 Nov 16 15:00 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 21 Comments

Keeping their unbeaten record intact will probably be the last thing on our beloved Springboks’ mind when they face Italy at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence on Saturday. [...]

Two changes for Boks to face Italy

17 Nov 16 14:08 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 133 Comments

Allister Coetzee has stuck to mostly the same team that went down to England a week ago, making only two changes. [...]

Full strength AB’s for Irish backlash

17 Nov 16 09:19 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 9 Comments

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has selected his strongest available team to face Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. [...]

Sharks Team Day postponed

15 Nov 16 13:18 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

Further to our article last week, please take note that the Sharks Team Day that was scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until the New Year. [...]

No silk purse for Allister

14 Nov 16 11:26 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 327 Comments

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, as the old saying goes, although in today’s parlance, the somewhat more ribald version about “polishing a turd” seems more apt when talking about Bok rugby. [...]

The aftermath

14 Nov 16 09:02 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 34 Comments

The Springboks came unstuck against the English this weekend, losing their 6th game of the season with 2 matches remaining. Our coach now boasts a 40% win record after 10 games. Where to from here? [...]

NZ walk away with Awards

14 Nov 16 08:24 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 4 Comments

The World Rugby awards were held on Sunday evening in London and the awards were dominated by New Zealanders, as expected. [...]

England v South Africa

12 Nov 16 16:17 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 207 Comments

Kick off at Twickenham is at 14h30 GMT, or 16h30 in SA. [...]

Congratulations all round

10 Nov 16 17:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

We like to keep track of what our former Sharks players are up to around the world and today there is a fair bit of good news for the front row club. [...]

Boks beef up for English battle

10 Nov 16 15:06 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 155 Comments

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee has named his side to take on Eddie Jones’ England this Saturday, making the expected changes from the side that faced the Barbarians last week. [...]

Changes aplenty for AB’s

10 Nov 16 09:13 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 45 Comments

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made several changes to his team that face Italy this weekend. Several might be an understatement, he has made 12 changes to the starting 15 alone. [...]