Sharks tour squad named

24 Apr 14 12:09 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 10 Comments

Jake White has named a 27-man squad for the Cell C Sharks overseas tour, comprising matches against the Rebels, Brumbies, Crusaders and Blues. [...]

Rotation is vital, but winning on Friday is key

24 Apr 14 11:15 by Maria Delport (Letgo) | 3 Comments

We have all been talking about rotation. In 2013 Brendan Venter and his coaches successfully employed a rotation policy, where hardly any players were selected for more than two consecutive games. The result, a full strength squad, with plenty of good options to select from when the final stages of the competition neared – and let’s not forget the Currie Cup trophy at the end of it all. [...]

Vodacom Super Rugby 2014: Round 11 preview and predictions

24 Apr 14 10:36 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

It’s Thursday – let’s do this! [...]

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Head to head: Sharks v Highlanders

24 Apr 14 10:11 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 9 Comments

The Highlanders will face The Cell C Sharks in their first tour match in South Africa on Friday night at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban. [...]

De Jager blow for Cheetahs

24 Apr 14 10:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | Comment?

Big Lood de Jager, who broke a finger in Durban last weekend, has been ruled out of action ahead of the Toyota Cheetahs’ home Super Rugby clash against the DHL Stormers this weekend. [...]

Jake continues to back Swiel

24 Apr 14 09:49 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 5 Comments

“I’m really happy with Tim, he showed a bit there that he’s going to be a danger when he gets ball in hand.” [...]

Changes upfront for Highlanders

24 Apr 14 09:23 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 4 Comments

Jamie Jospeh has made three changes (one positional) to his pack as the Highlanders prepare to take on the Sharks at Growthpoint Kings Park on Friday night. [...]

First Bulls start for Bongi

23 Apr 14 13:25 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 12 Comments

The Vodacom Bulls appear to have finally lost patience with hooker Callie Visagie, as the former Lion is nowhere to be seen for this week’s game against the Force in Perth. Bongi Mbonambi earns a first run-on cap, with springbok Bandise Maku providing cover off the wood. [...]

Ton up for the Keegster

23 Apr 14 10:35 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 81 Comments

Keegan Daniel will make his 100th appearance for the Sharks in Super Rugby against the Highlanders on Friday night. [...]

The completely unofficial Sharksworld tour group prediction (patent pending)

23 Apr 14 09:15 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 14 Comments

The Cell C Sharks have told us that they’ll announce their preliminary tour squad at noon tomorrow; that’s the group of 27 names that coach Jake White would ideally like to take on tour with him, but could obviously be revised should there be any injuries during Friday night’s game against the Highlanders. [...]

EP Kings to face Sharks XV

23 Apr 14 08:02 by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie) | 21 Comments

The Eastern Province Kings have made minimal changes to their side to face the Sharks XV at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban on Friday night. This will also be their final match of this years Vodacom Cup competition. [...]

DHL Stormers team for Bloemfontein clash

22 Apr 14 15:45 by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD)) | 5 Comments

The DHL Stormers have named their squad for the bottom of the log clash in Bloemfontein this weekend. [...]

Five Sharks make Junior Bok squad

22 Apr 14 12:30 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 3 Comments

The Huguenot connection seems to be paying rich dividends for the Cell C Sharks, with four of the five young men from that franchise named in Dawie Theron’s final 2014 Junior Springbok squad boating names beginning with “du”. [...]

State of the Sharks nation

22 Apr 14 11:10 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 34 Comments

Cell C Sharks coach Jake White has stated that while he would ideally like to rest a few players by using a bit of rotation this week, the importance of the team winning their final game before heading on tour outweighs that desire. [...]

Kearsney Easter Festival round up

22 Apr 14 10:41 by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson) | 22 Comments

What better way to round off an Easter weekend than watching some of the best schools in the country battling it out at the Kearsney Easter Rugby Festival. I had the pleasure of watching the last two games where I was entertained with an exciting draw and some enterprising running rugby all at the same time. [...]

Good news about Lambie

22 Apr 14 08:36 by Maria Delport (Letgo) | 57 Comments

It has been revealed that Patrick Lambie could still take part in this years Super Rugby. In an article in the Mercury this morning Mike Greenaway writes that Pat Lambie could still make a comeback before the play-offs in July. [...]

Happy Easter Monday

21 Apr 14 09:45 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 6 Comments

Hope you’ve all had a wonderful long weekend. [...]

Sharks win again

19 Apr 14 16:55 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 171 Comments

The Cell C Sharks have notched up a seventh win of the 2014 Super Rugby campaign, beating the Toyota Cheetah by 19 points to 8 in an ugly game in Durban this afternoon. [...]

Vodacom Super Rugby: DHL Stormers (18) v Lions (3) F/T

19 Apr 14 16:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 32 Comments

We end the Easter Saturday action with another derby, Stormers v Lions at Newlands. [...]

Vodacom Super Rugby: Cell C Sharks (19) v Toyota Cheetahs (8) F/T

19 Apr 14 14:00 by Rob Otto (robdylan) | 207 Comments

The Sharks go looking for their sixth home win in as many starts against the struggling Cheetahs. [...]