The islands call

25 May 16 11:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

The Sharks are taking a break from rugby – and so am I. I’m leaving tomorrow to take my family on a well-deserved holiday to the sunny island of Crete. [...]



Another “loan shark” for Southern Kings

25 May 16 08:55 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 34 Comments

Another “loan shark” will make Nelson Mandela Bay his home when he joins the Southern Kings for the remainder of the Super Rugby season. Outside back, Wandile Mjekevu will join a number of Sharks team mates already on loan to the Southern Kings in the hope of boosting the Eastern Cape franchise. [...]



All eyes on Loftus

24 May 16 08:43 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 34 Comments

While the Sharks players get to put their feet up a week early, with their somewhat ill-timed second bye falling just before the June International break, they’ll be watching a pair of South African derby games rather closely this weekend – as their somewhat precarious grip on a wildcard play-off spot demands. [...]




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Keeping Potgieter “bad business sense”

23 May 16 10:37 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 255 Comments

In a weekend interview with Rapport’s Hendrik Cronje, John Smit has downplayed talk of a “financial crisis” at the Sharks and shared a little insight from his perspective on the decision to let Jacques Potgieter head to Pretoria. [...]



Concern over du Preez’s groin

23 May 16 09:47 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 8 Comments

The Sharks, who now face a decent 6-week break before super Rugby resumes in July, came through Saturday’s romp against the Kings pretty much unscathed, apart from one rather worrying injury concern. [...]



Big first half sees Sharks win by 53

21 May 16 19:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 90 Comments

The Sharks piled on the points in the first half at Kings Park this evening, scoring six tries in forty minutes to set up a big 42-0 lead over the Southern Kings at half time. Accuracy in the second half was not as good and saw only ten further points added in a 53-0 final scoreline. [...]



Super Rugby 2016: Sharks v Kings

21 May 16 15:50 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 165 Comments

The last game for the Sharks ahead of a month off – let’s hope for a big game today. [...]



Super Rugby 2016: Round 13 preview and predictions

20 May 16 09:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 25 Comments

Sorry this is a little late, but you know… work and stuff! Round 13 is sure to be unlucky for some teams. Which ones? Let’s see… [...]



Farewell Steven

19 May 16 15:35 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 23 Comments

The Southern Kings announced yesterday the departure of stalwart lock and captain Steven Sykes, who has signed a two year deal with Frech club Oyonnax from the end of the Super Rugby season. [...]



Sharks XV seek redemption

19 May 16 12:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 40 Comments

Khaya Majola’s Sharks XV will take on the similarly up-and-down Golden Lions in Kwa-Mashu this weekend, in a Friday night clash that’s key to the side’s hopes after a loss away to Free State last week. [...]



Chili earns a start

19 May 16 10:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 83 Comments

Gary Gold has made a number of rotational changes to the Sharks team that will face the Kings in Durban this Saturday, in the side’s last game before their bye weekend. [...]



Sharks confirm Potgieter exit

18 May 16 13:56 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 171 Comments

In a terse statement, the Sharks have confirmed that Jacques Potgieter will leave Durban to join the Bulls with immediate effect. [...]



So long and thanks for all the rehab?

18 May 16 09:54 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 91 Comments

If this morning’s reports are to be believed (and I’m afraid there’s little reason not to), it seems Jacques Potgieter is set to “do a Mapoe” on the Sharks and leave Durban without ever pulling on the black and white jersey. [...]



Willie stay or will he go?

18 May 16 09:22 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 46 Comments

The European season has come to an end for 2016 and some clubs have won trophies, while others have not. One thing that is for sure, though, is that all of those clubs are now turning their attention to next season’s playing roster and that means no shortage of stories – whether real or fictitious – about big money offers to players. [...]



Toetie gets his man

17 May 16 09:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 60 Comments

Matt Proudfoot was this morning confirmed as part of Allister Coetzee’s new Springbok coaching set-up, with the former Bulls prop released from his contract in Japan to take up a four-year consulting role with the national side. [...]



10 weeks for a taste of Keegan

17 May 16 09:41 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 16 Comments

Jaguares number 8 Leonardo Senatore has been handed a 10 week ban for biting Keegan Daniel during Saturday’s petulant Super Rugby clash between his team and the Sharks. [...]



Creevy banned for Deysel neck tackle

16 May 16 09:58 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 108 Comments

Los Jaguares will travel to South Africa to face the Lions and Kings under something of a cloud, with captain Agustin Creevy already ruled out of the opening game. Number eight Leonardo Senatore, a key member of their pack, may also be facing a spell on the sidelines. [...]



Lambie steers Sharks to vital win

16 May 16 09:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 24 Comments

Captain Pat Lambie showed the value of a cool head and plenty of experience, putting in a near-flawless goal-kicking performance to seal a narrow 25-22 win for the Sharks over los Jaguares in Argentina on Saturday evening. [...]



Super Rugby 2016: Jaguares v Sharks

14 May 16 20:48 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 356 Comments

The Sharks play a game in South America for the first time. Hope you’ve got a good cup of coffee on hand, because this one only kicks off at 22h40 SA time. [...]



Starting the big push

13 May 16 09:27 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 92 Comments

The Sharks’ big win over the Hurricanes last week was crucial, in that it arrested the slide towards a mid-table finish that had arguably begun as far back as their home loss against the Crusaders back in Round 4. While the team did well to pick up a reasonable haul of log points on an arduous tour, one felt that they weren’t going to seriously challenge the contenders in the African conferences until they started picking up wins week in and week out. [...]